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Microfluidic Concentrator for Label-Free, Continuous Nanoparticle Processing
SUMMARY Microfluidic sample concentration devices enable a departure from expensive centrifugation devices and immobile processes that are used presently to concentrate and capture targeted nanoparticles. Because of their ability to significantly reduce sample size and enable sensitive and rapid detection systems, microfluidic sample concentration...
Published: 11/18/2019   |   Inventor(s): Xuanhong Cheng, Chao Zhou, Alparslan Oztekin
Category(s): Biomaterials, Materials and Nanotechnology, Software and Computer
A Solid State Process for Fabricating Single Crystals from Glass
Technology Glass can be directly converted into a single crystal, avoiding the gaseous or liquid phase. Sb2S3 single crystals were grown in 16SbI3–84Sb2S3 glass as an example of this approach. As confirmed in this first unambiguous demonstration of an all-solid-state glass to crystal transformation, extraneous nucleation can be avoided during...
Published: 12/23/2015   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Dmytro Savytskyy, Volkmar Dierolf
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology
Nano/micro-structured biomedical consumables for improvement of cell growth and behavior.
SUMMARY Cell culture has become a major research and development tool used in life sciences research and development, and it presently plays a major role as model systems for studying basic cell biology, cancer research, drug discovery and toxicity testing. Traditional cell culture for research and development has occurred in two dimensions (2D), which...
Published: 8/24/2015   |   Inventor(s): Sabrina Jedlicka, John Coulter
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology
SUMMARY This invention describes an engineered nanostructure and method for bioactive glasses used for bone scaffolds and other biomedical applications. The inventors have developed and patented a melt-quench-heat-etch (MQHE) method that is closely related to standard glass production technology. More recently, the inventors have discovered that in...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Hassan Moawad
Category(s): Biomaterials, Materials and Nanotechnology
A New Antenna-feedback Scheme to Achieve Emission in a Narrow Beam from Metal-cavity Semiconductor Lasers
SUMMARY The invention is based on a distributed antenna-coupling (feedback) scheme and specially designed distributed feedback (DFB) metallic cavity grating. By ensuring the predesigned phase condition, the mode traveling inside the waveguide is coupled/phase-locked to the mode traveling outside on the top metal, hence establishing a standing-wave...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Sushil Kumar, Chongzhao Wu
Category(s): Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology
Comb-Tie Insulated Wall Panel Connector
SUMMARY Shear ties are used in the construction industry to ensure that the shear walls used in construction of light frame buildings can perform reliably at the rated loads. Currently used shear tie designs are lacking in several key performance areas and this invention seeks to improve the performance through a novel design method. The proposed...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Clay Naito, Patrick Trasborg
Category(s): Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology
Synthesis of a Large Pore Periodic Mesoporous Slicas with Crystalline Channel Walls at Pressures <5 GPa
SUMMARYPeriodic mesoporous silica materials were first discovered by Mobil Oil in 1992 for use in petroleum cracking applications. It was envisaged that these larger pore materials would allow for a more effective processing of the heavier hydrocarbon molecules than microporous zeolite catalysts. However, this did not happen because the mesoporous silicas...
Published: 5/23/2014   |   Inventor(s): Kai Landskron
Category(s): Energy and Environment, Materials and Nanotechnology
A Novel Decontamination Process for Powders
SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a purification process for magnesium aluminate spinel powder. The process has been successfully utilized to remove unwanted elements in commercial grade spinel powders. It can potentially be used for the purification of other similar materials as well. The process involves treating powders in ultra-high vacuum...
Published: 5/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Animesh Kundu, Martin Harmer
Keywords(s): Filtration, Nanotechnology, Purification
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology, Chemical
A Microfluidic Device with Microscale Wavy Pattern for Efficient Capturing of Circulating Tumor Cells
SUMMARYLehigh University has developed a wavy micropatterned microfluidic device for capturing circulating tumor cells from whole blood with high efficiency, selectivity and throughput. A capturing agent is immobilized on the substrate that can selectively capture circulating tumor cells while not interacting with other cells present in the whole blood....
Published: 5/20/2014   |   Inventor(s): Yaling Liu, Shu Yang, Yi Liu
Keywords(s): Blood, Microfluidics
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology, Chemicals & Materials Science, Green Construction > Life Sciences
Fabrication of Nano-Macro Porous Glass with a Water Soluble Pore Former
SUMMARYLehigh University has developed a superior method for creating interconnected nano-macro porous glass. Most often glass is used as one monolithic solid. However, it becomes the material of choice for many other applications in tissue engineering, catalysis, virus separation, etc., if it is made with controlled porosity. For example in regenerative...
Published: 4/25/2014   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Hassan Moawad
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology, Green Construction > Life Sciences
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