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Expanding the Composite Manufacturing Process Through Folding
This approach to the manufacturing of fiberglass reinforced plastic composites allows for the fabrication of the structure without the use of molds. Molds are extremely advantageous for producing repeating plastic composite designs, but are not desirable to use for the manufacturing of a unique structure. In many architectural applications, unique...
Published: 9/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Choma, Brian Leounis, Tyler Rodgers, Caleb Roberts, Sarah Pyne, Keith Sosebee, Christian Bravo, Reginald Wilson
Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing
Commodity Self-Healing Copolymers
These materials are produced from commodity monomers with specific predefined compositions and exhibit self-healing properties for applications plastics, composites, coatings, paints, and other applications. The global polymer market is projected to grow 26.4% and is expected to reach $4.1 billion by 2025. Preexisting self-healing materials rely o...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marek Urban
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Luminescent Carbon Dots for Optical Imaging
Carbon dots (also called “carbon quantum dots”, “carbon nanodots”, etc.) represent a new class of photoactive nanomaterials that compete effectively with semiconductor quantum dots, a market that was valued at $961.4 million in 2013 and is projected to be larger than $5 billion in 2020. In addition to being benign and nontox...
Published: 9/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ya-Ping Sun
Category(s): Advanced Materials, Biotechnology
Self-Powered Wireless Sensor (2017-027)
This novel, self-powered sensor technology enables wireless transmission over a range of tens of meters without a motor or active power supply. The smart sensor market is expected to grow from 18.58 billion USD in 2015 to 57.77 billion USD by 2022, with the wireless sensor market share expected to reach over $940 million by 2020. However, all comme...
Published: 3/13/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sai Sunil Kumar Mallineni, Herbert Behlow, Yongchang Dong, Ramakrishna Podila, Apparao Rao
Category(s): Manufacturing, Advanced Materials
Single-step, surfactant-free polymerization of amphiphilic block copolymers in water (2016-015)
There is a growing need for polymers in various applications such as drug delivery, product coatings, adhesives, and even semiconductors. The overall market for controlled radical polymerization products has been estimated to be worth roughly $20 billion. However, this expanding market needs solutions for long-standing issues including polymer pro...
Published: 2/20/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marek Urban
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Safe, Biocompatible Nanomaterials for Multiphoton Imaging (07-034)
These biocompatible carbon nanomaterials exhibit luminescence, making them excellent for multiphoton imaging of cells, spores, tissues, and organs in vitro and in vivo. The global microscopy market is expected to continue growing, and is projected to reach $5.8 billion by 2019. In recent years, multiphoton imaging has been favored over traditional ...
Published: 2/1/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ya-Ping Sun
Keywords(s): Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological, Imaging, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Super-resolution Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging (2017-048)
This method of super-resolution microscopy uses subtracted interleaved solid and doughnut-shaped laser pulses to improve spatial resolution, resulting in real-time imaging of live microscopic organisms. The live cell imaging market has an estimated worth of $3.57 billion and is expected to grow due to increased government funding and the demand for...
Published: 1/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Tong Ye, Yang Li
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Graphene Ceramic Composites for Hydrogen Separation Membranes (2014-127)
The Clemson composite membrane provides robust hydrogen separation from mixed gas streams by transport mechanisms based on mixed ionic (proton) and electronic conduction. The global hydrogen generation market has been valued at $115 Billion as of 2017 and is expected to rise to $154 billion by 2022. This growth is influenced by hydrogen’s use...
Published: 11/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Kyle Brinkman, Siwei Wang, Jian He, Yufei Liu, Fanglin Chen, Shumin Fang
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Chemically-Stable Ceramic/Metal Composite Membrane for Hydrogen Separation (2014-099)
This ceramic-metal composite membrane demonstrates excellent hydrogen permeation flux to facilitate high performance in hydrogen separation. The global hydrogen generation market has been valued at $115 Billion as of 2017 and expected to rise to $154 billion by 2022. This growth is influenced by hydrogen’s use as a fuel source and other appli...
Published: 11/1/2017   |   Inventor(s): Kyle Brinkman, Fanglin Chen, Shumin Fang
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Hydrothermal Growth of Single Crystals for UV Solid State Lasers (2017-002)
This crystal growth approach utilizes a hydrothermal process to produce single crystals for use in ultraviolet (UV) solid state lasers. The global market for industrial lasers is projected to grow from $4.6 billion in 2015 to $6.3 billion in 2020, reflecting a significant and growing commercial interest. Existing crystals for UV solid state lasers ...
Published: 4/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Kolis, Colin Mcmillen
Keywords(s): Optical Fibers/Materials/Other, Photonic Crystals
Category(s): Advanced Materials
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