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Comprehensive Diagnostic Classification of Corneal Shape Abnormalities Based on OCT
Comprehensive Diagnostic Classification of Corneal Shape Abnormalities Based on Optical Coherence TomographySummaryDistinguishing between different causes of corneal shape abnormalities is critical for optimizing care and surgical recommendations; however, this can difficult to achieve with existing diagnostic measurements. Dr. David Huang’s laboratory...
Published: 8/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Maolong Tang, Yan Li, David Huang
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Category(s): Device, Imaging, Software, Engineering
Method of Producing Oleofurans
Technology Description This technology is a method for making oleofurans which can be derived from biomass and used as precursors for high performance oleofuran-based surfactants. This method minimizes or eliminates the use of toxic and/or expensive reagents, such as trifluoroacetic acid, and produces a small number of bi-products. This process produces...
Published: 3/26/2020   |   Inventor(s): Nicholas Gadinas, Konstantinos Goulas
Keywords(s): biorenewable surfacant, detergents, green chemistry, high performance detergents, oleofuran, sulfonate detergents
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Body heat-powered heart beat detection circuit
Technology Description The inventors have designed, implemented, and demonstrated an integrated circuit architecture for robust and automated detection of heartbeats from a two-electrode ECG signal. This uses sufficiently low power (~20μW) that it can be powered entirely by human body heat from a cm-scale TEG module at ~20mV, including wireless...
Published: 3/4/2020   |   Inventor(s): Soumya Bose, Boyu Shen, Matthew Johnston
Keywords(s): battery-less sensors, biosensor, heart rate monitor
Category(s): Engineering, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Device, Diagnostics
Thermal Fan
Technology Description This thermal fan device operates, in principle, similarly to a heat pipe by utilizing the latent heats of vaporization and condensation with the corresponding phase changes to move a fluid like air. A phase change working fluid is contained within a confined volume that is exposed to the low-grade heat. The working fluid is selected...
Published: 3/4/2020   |   Inventor(s): Bahman Abbasi, Deepak Sharma
Keywords(s): air circulation, low-grade heat, thermal fan
Category(s): Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Device
Electrocaloric Device
Technology Description This technology is an electrocaloric devices as well as methods of making electrocaloric integrated circuits, and methods of thermally cycling integrated circuits. The electrocaloric device can include an electrocaloric material having a solid solution of two or more components of perovskites BNT, BKT, BZT, BMgT, or BNiT. The...
Published: 3/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): David Cann, Brady Gibbons, Troy Ansell, James (PTD) Abbott
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Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting with Power Conversion Efficiency Tracking
Technology Description This technology is a novel multi-stage programmable rectifier that can be calibrated to efficiently receive and rectify an RF input to generate a DC voltage output. Each rectifier stage can include a transistor with a programmable threshold voltage and a switch connected to the transistor. Each rectifier stage can also include...
Published: 3/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lingli Xia, Patrick Chiang, Jiao Cheng
Keywords(s): Energy harvesting, low power sensors, RF rectifier
Category(s): Engineering, Device, Materials Science, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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
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