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Carbon Nanotube Composite for Use in Conductive MEMS Devices (2016-031)
This composite, made of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), provides a safer substitute for silicon in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. The global MEMS market was $11.9 billion in 2015, and is expected to grow to $18 billion by 2020 due to increased interest in wearable technology and the automotive industry....
Published: 3/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Kitchens, Byron Villacorta, Mingzhe Jiang
Keywords(s): Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological, Analytical/Instrumentation/Sensors-Non-Medical/NonBiological, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
The Clemson University 15 MW Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Grid Simulator System
The Clemson HIL Grid Simulator allows wind turbine generator manufacturers to test both mechanical and electrical characteristics of their machines in a well-controlled and calibrated environment. This electrical grid simulation system and method combines components to better mimic and control expected and unexpected parameters in an electrical grid....
Published: 9/30/2013   |   Inventor(s): J. Fox, Edward Collins, Nikolaos Rigas
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Energy - Green Technology, Power Grid Technologies
Category(s): Sustainable Environment
Dynamic Stochastic Optimal Power Flow Control for Power Systems with Intermittent Renewable Energy Generation
This technology is aimed at better integration and control of renewable power sources into conventional power utilities. With growing concerns over environmental impact of coal and gas power, there is an ever-increasing rise of wind, solar, and geothermal energy generation being brought online. It is expected that by 2023 that about 12% of the total...
Published: 9/30/2013   |   Inventor(s): Ganesh Venayagamoorthy, Jiaq Liang, Ronald Harley
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Energy - Green Technology, Power Grid Technologies
Category(s): Sustainable Environment
Polymer-Nanocarbon Composites for Energy Storage Applications
This composite material decreases energy storage costs compared to current commercially available technologies. The ability to store intermittent energy from sources such as wind and solar power is a major limitation for the commercial deployment of renewable energies in the consumer market. Currently used materials are not suitable for large-format...
Published: 9/6/2013   |   Inventor(s): Mark Roberts, Apparao Rao, Ramakrishna Podila, Robert Emmett
Keywords(s): Batteries, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Energy - Green Technology, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
A Signal Processing Method To Assess Dynamic System Similarity
This technology features a robust technique to detect dynamic similarity of two systems based on the statistical properties of their signals. The invention assesses the entire autocorrelation structure of a test and a reference signal series. This is achieved in three steps 1) the test and reference signals are subjected to similar pre-processing to...
Published: 2/22/2011   |   Inventor(s): John Wagner, Hany Bassily, Robert Lund
Keywords(s): Analytical/Instrumentation/Sensors-Non-Medical/NonBiological, Automotive, Computer Software, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing
Category(s): Automotive
Optical Fiber Systems and Methods
This technology features a composite perform having a core material rod that comprises single crystal silicon and a cladding material perform surrounding the core rod. These optical fibers provide better removal of dissipated heat from the beam in comparison to a nonlinear optical device fabricated from a traditional bulk crystal which promises higher...
Published: 2/1/2011   |   Inventor(s): John Ballato, Robert Rice
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Optical Fibers/Materials/Other
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Polymer Colloid Based, Color Tailorable Organic Light-Emitting Diode
These polymer organic colloid-based light-emitting diodes can be manufactured with different types of electroluminescent dyes, creating diodes that can emit a single color or the full spectrum for white light. In 2016, the global light-emitting diode market was worth $28.89 billion. This market is expected continue grow quickly due to decreasing cost...
Published: 12/30/2010   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Huebner, David Evanoff, Stephen Foulger, Joseph Carroll
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Optical Fibers/Materials/Other
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Conducting Polymer Inks
Metal-based nanoparticles and carbon black particles have been used previously as the conducting phase in inks for the printing market due to their high conductivity. Polymeric conductive materials can alleviate the high-cost burden of metals but have had significant problems with solubility and some resulting in lower than desirable conductivities....
Published: 12/30/2010   |   Inventor(s): Moongyu Han, Jay Sperry, Samuel Ingram, Stephen Foulger
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Optical Fibers/Materials/Other, Packaging Materials
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Electrode and Electrolyte Materials for Li-ion Batteries (09-009)
These solid state Li-ion battery materials utilize large electropositive cations in the formation of transition metal phosphate frameworks, resulting in electrode materials with the ability to store more charge and deliver higher power outputs. The demand for high-power batteries for mobile devices and automotive applications is continually growing,...
Published: 12/15/2010   |   Inventor(s): Shiou-Jyh Hwu, Gregory Becht
Keywords(s): Automotive, Batteries, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Impedance-Based Arc-Flash Determination Device (IADD)
This technology features a device and method that can accurately and correctly predict the expected bolted current at the test location of interest, which enables calculation of incident energy and the assignment of a flash-hazard risk category. This technology measure the "quality of power" through an Impedance-based ArcFault Determination...
Published: 12/15/2010   |   Inventor(s): Edward Collins, Timothy Smith, Randall Emanuel
Keywords(s): Analytical/Instrumentation/Sensors-Non-Medical/NonBiological, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Power Grid Technologies
Category(s): Information and Communication Technology
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