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Lithium-Ion Batteries with High Capacity at Low Temperatures
Background Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are critical across many sectors, from consumer electronics to transportation and renewable energy storage. However, current Li-ion batteries face limitations such as energy density, cost, and safety concerns. These limitations hinder their applications. Addressing these challenges can lead to enhanced applications...
Published: 6/12/2024   |   Inventor(s): Dev Chidambaram, Jason Mennel
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment
Roadside LiDAR Sensing for Obtaining All-Traffic Trajectory and Traffic Performance Analysis
Background LiDAR technology, traditionally applied in autonomous vehicle navigation, has now expanded its footprint into roadside infrastructure. Roadside LiDAR aims to provide comprehensive traffic data, including behavior-level trajectory data for all road users. However, there exist challenges such as accurate differentiation between static and moving...
Published: 11/20/2023   |   Inventor(s): Hao Xu
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering, Technology Classifications > Software
Highly Sensitive Detection of Hydrogen Gas Using Nanoporous Composites of Halloysite Nanotubes and Palladium
Background Hydrogen (H2) plays a crucial role in various sectors, from energy to medicine. Its detection is vital in safety, storage, transportation, and in tracing its production in various physiochemical processes. Existing hydrogen sensors, though effective, come with challenges like high power consumption, the need for complex fabrication tools,...
Published: 1/22/2024   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoshan Zhu, Mustafa Hadj Nacer, Vala Kafil, Miles Greiner
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment
A Method and Apparatus for Measurement of Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect for Assessment of Neurological Disorders
Background The field of Ophthalmology, responsible for diagnosing and treating eye and brain disorders, has for years utilized the relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) test to identify neurological damages in the visual pathways. The traditional "swinging flashlight" test evaluates the pupil's response to light stimulus to detect...
Published: 9/8/2023   |   Inventor(s): Alireza Tavakkoli, Stewart Zuckerbrod
Keywords(s): Software
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Medical Devices
Enabling behind the meter distributed energy resources to participate in the real-time secondary frequency control
Background With an increasing emphasis on decarbonization and energy resilience, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) have become a central element of modern power grids. However, the inherent variability and smaller scale of these resources have posed challenges for frequency regulation, a critical aspect of grid stability. Conventional systems often...
Published: 9/8/2023   |   Inventor(s): Mohammed Ben-Idris, Jitendra Thapa
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment, Technology Classifications > Software
Methods of Treating Muscular Dystrophy
Background Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) affects 1 in 3500 live male births with patients suffering from chronic muscle degeneration and weakness. Clinical symptoms are first detected between the ages of 2 and 5 years and, by the time the patient is in their teens, the ability for independent ambulation is lost. Death typically occurs in the patient...
Published: 8/10/2023   |   Inventor(s): Dean Burkin, Ryan Wuebbles, Praveen Gurpur, Stephen Kaufman
Keywords(s): Life Sciences
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Life Sciences
Investigation of HBr And HI as Lixiviants for the Leaching of Metals from Lithium-Ion Battery Materials
Background The increasing global demand for energy storage solutions, particularly due to the rise of portable devices and electric vehicles, has led to the widespread adoption of lithium-based technologies. These technologies offer high energy density and are long-lasting and environmentally friendly, making them a popular choice. However, the consequent...
Published: 8/3/2023   |   Inventor(s): Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian, Prichard Tembo
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment
Clinical Outcomes of Mechanical Sensitivity of Primary Auditory Neuron
Background: Hearing loss is a significant health concern that affects a substantial number of individuals, worldwide. Its impact extends beyond the individual level, where affected persons may be stigmatized and become socially isolated. Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that unaddressed hearing loss poses an annual cost of US$980B...
Published: 8/29/2023   |   Inventor(s): Ebenezer Yamoah
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Medical Devices
Targeted and Non-targeted Probe Development for In Situ Imaging of Microbial Species
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have designed cutting-edge functionalized nanoprobes, revolutionizing the detection of bacteria in healthcare and research settings. Our nanoprobes combine advanced nanotechnology with exceptional sensitivity to provide accurate and rapid identification of bacterial pathogens. Probes are comprised of spherical...
Published: 6/22/2023   |   Inventor(s): Bahram Parvin, Qingsu Cheng
Keywords(s): Life Sciences
Category(s): Technology Classifications, Technology Classifications > Medical Devices
Graphene Nanoribbon Photovoltaics
Background Graphene and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), due to their excellent electronic and mechanical properties, have long been of interest in the field of electronic applications. GNRs, in particular, have a tunable bandgap controlled by their width, which provides a flexible platform for various applications. However, the application of GNRs has...
Published: 5/23/2023   |   Inventor(s): Wesley Chalifoux, Richard Lunt, Ryan Malone, Matthew Bates
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment, Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
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