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Fluorescence microscope for high resolution imaging and single-molecule tracking
SummaryDespite improvements in the field of fluorescence microscopy, a major drawback of existing microscopes is their spectral resolution, as they can distinguish only up to 3-4 colors at a time and requiring multiple excitation sources, limiting their practical use in biomedical research.  Scientists at OHSU have recently solved this problem by developing...
Published: 1/30/2020   |   Inventor(s): Don Kania, Joe Gray, Steven Jacques, Summer Dowell (Gibbs), Xiaolin Nan
Keywords(s): Device, Engineering & Physical Science, Imaging, Research Tools
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Imaging, Physical Science, Research Tools
Accurate Geo-Referencing of Tree Stands
Technology Description Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an algorithm and procedure for quickly and accurately geo-referencing 3D point clouds representing the lower section of the trunk that is relatively inexpensive, fast, and accurate, to less than 1 meter accuracy. The algorithm utilizes aerial images from UAVs or similar as...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bogdan Strimbu, John Sessions, Chu Qi
Keywords(s): Algorithm, ALS, Photogrammetric point cloud, point matching, tree segmentation
Category(s): Agricultural, Engineering, Imaging, Information Technology, Software, Research Tools
Variable Rate Drip Irrigation (VRDI) Emitter
Technology Description The Variable Rate Drip Irrigation (VRDI) Emitter is a technology that allows for more precise irrigation by monitoring the flow at the emitter, and controlling that based on the desired volume of water to be emitted. In this way, the operator of the system specifies an amount of water to be applied, and is ensured that the correct...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Hadi AL-agele, Chad Higgins, Tom DeBell, Chet Udell
Keywords(s): drip irrigation, smart irrigation, water conservation
Category(s): Agricultural, Engineering, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Methods for Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition
Technology Description Oregon State university researchers have created a method and device for in-situ microwave annealing to assist Atomic Layer deposition (ALD). This technology will allow for improved ALD film properties at lower temperatures. The technology allows for improvements such as eliminating the need to remove the substrate and film between...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): John Conley
Keywords(s): Atomic layer deposition (ALD), energy enhanced ALD, in-situ annealing, microwave annealing
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Hybrid Silicon-Transparent Conductive Oxide Multiplexing Optical Transmitters
Technology Description This device is a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter that boasts high speed, energy efficiency, and thermal free optical tuning that can be used for large scale optical connects within data centers. This technology uses hybrid silicon-transparent conductive oxide (Si-TCO) devices, especially micro-ring resonators...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Alan Wang
Keywords(s): multiplexing transmitter, optical interconnects
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
In Situ Bioremediation of Multiple Contaminants with Slow Release Co-metabolism Substrates
Technology Description This technology utilizes the ability of microbial cells and slow release compounds (SRC) within an encapsulation device to degrade and treat groundwater contaminants of concern. A variety of microorganisms can be used in combination with a variety of slow release substrates to target a spectrum of difficult to degrade contaminants,...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Mitchell Rasmussen, Lewis Semprini, Michael Hyman
Keywords(s): Bacteria, Bioremediation
Category(s): Biological Materials, Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Thermally Actuated Freshwater Recovery System for Fracking Wastewater
Technology Description This technology, a product of Oregon State University research, details a device for the efficient treatment of wastewater produced from hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Relying upon the properties of water azeotropes and humid gas thermodynamics, this system is capable of treating water with a wide range and high concentration...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bahman Abbasi
Keywords(s): wastewater treatment
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
High Flux Resistance Heating Rod
Technology Description This technology provides for improved simulation of nuclear reactor fuel rod pulsation for research and testing purposes. The device is a resistive heating filament capable of producing 2.5 MW/m2 of energy in a matter of tens of milliseconds with an outer diameter of less than a centimeter (0.9525 cm). This responsive heating...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Daniel LaBrier, Wade Marcum, Jim Nylander, Aaron Weiss, Salem Sharaf
Keywords(s): boiling, critical heat flux, nuclear
Category(s): Diagnostics, Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Aqueous solution precursors for conductive oxide thin films
Technology Description Inventors at OSU have developed a method for creating conductive oxide thin films from aqueous precursor solutions that have high density, low surface roughness, high optical transmissivity, and good electronic properties. This solution processing method of preparing the conductive oxide thin films has a lower energy cost than...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): aqueous chemistry, semiconductor, transparent conductive oxide thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Apparatus for Water Desalination
Technology Description This technology is a device that can utilize low-grade heat for efficient desalination with minimal fouling. It achieves zero liquid discharge through its utilization of high velocity gases and gas-solid separators to atomize highly saline water. The technology is modular, portable, and is running-cost competitive with large...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bahman Abbasi
Keywords(s): Fluidized bed, Thermocompressor, Water desalination
Category(s): Engineering, Chemical, Device, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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