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Novel Microsensor Design to Improve Data Collection From Hard-To-Monitor Environments
Wireless microsensors have enabled new ways to monitor our environment by allowing users to measure spaces previously off limits to research, such as toxic areas, vehicle components, or remote areas in the human body. Researchers, however, have been stymied by limited improvements in the quality of data and sensitivity of these devices stemming fro...
Published: 7/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Pai-Yen Chen, Maryam Sakhdari, Mehdi Hajizadegan, Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng
Keywords(s): Device, Sensors
Category(s): MEMS, Physical Sciences, Sensors
Smart Artificial Muscles (SAM): Lightweight, soft self-powered actuators to assist mobility
Smart Artificial Muscles (SAM): Light-weight, Soft Self-Powered Actuators to Assist Mobility WSU Tech#: 15-1281 Technology Summary: All of the individual components of the proposed technology already exist; thus, there are no unique composition of matter IP to pursue for these components. The novelty and invention lies in the integration of all o...
Published: 5/25/2016   |   Inventor(s): Leela Mohana Arava, Sujay Galen, Heather Lai, Chin Tan
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Category(s): Bioengineering, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Military, Physical Sciences, Robotics
Graphene Liquid Lens and EWOD devices
WSU has a issued patent covering our novel method and device for reversible electrowetting on teflon-coated graphene electrodes.US patent 9,630,183 issued 5/25/2017 “Electrowetting on dielectric using graphene” Graphene devices exhibit superior performance including flexibility, transparency and higher breakdown voltage. Dr. Cheng has ...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Materials, Microfluidics, Nanomaterials
Porous Biodegradable Polymers for Bone Grafts
Technology Summary: A novel polymer nanocomposites has been developed as a potential alternative to autografts and allografts in orthopedic procedures requiring bone grafting. Supercritical CO2 processing of resorbable polymer/nano-clay mixtures results in the formation of porous nanocomposite constructs which exhibit biocompatibility and significa...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Rangaramanujam Kannan, Kevin Baker, Robert Bellair, Mihai Manitiu, Harry Herkowitz
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Category(s): Materials, Life Science, Medical Devices, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Polymer
Ruthenium-based caging of nitrile-containing enzyme inhibitors
Technology Summary: Novel synthesis methods for caging nitrile-containing bioactive molecules to a non-toxic ruthenium metal complex have been developed which enable light activated release of a cathespin K inhibitor. Numerous potent and selective cathepsin inhibitors are being developed as drug candidates. Cysteine cathepsins are involved in the p...
Published: 4/29/2013   |   Inventor(s): Jeremy Kodanko, Claudia Turro
Keywords(s): Cancer, Pharmaceuticals
Category(s): Chemicals, Drug Delivery, Life Science, Physical Sciences, Other
Laser Spray Ionization (LSI) Method for Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Technology Summary: Laser Spray Ionization (LSI) is a novel inlet ionization method for mass spectrometry invented at WSU which can be used to create predominately multiply charged ions from solid samples at atmospheric pressure. Unlike MALDI ionization methods which are typically limited to producing singly charged species for larger molecules, LS...
Published: 4/26/2013   |   Inventor(s): Sarah Trimpin, Thushani Nikeshala, Ellen Inutan, John Maarouf
Keywords(s): Biotechnology, Imaging
Category(s): Instrumentation, Imaging, Characterization, Other, Physical Sciences, Spectroscopy, Life Science, Research tools
Next Generation MRI Contrast Imaging Agent
WSU has developed a new class of contrast agents that are effective at ultra-high field strengths (>3 tesla) in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) where current clinical agents severely decline in effectiveness. Our new agents are based on the metal Eu(II) which is novel compared to current agents that are based on Gd(III). The difference between ...
Published: 8/2/2012   |   Inventor(s): Matthew Allen, Nipuni Gamage, Yujiang Mei, Joel Garcia, Jeremiah Moore
Keywords(s): Compound, Diagnostic, Imaging, MRI, Positive Imaging Agent
Category(s): Imaging, Chemicals, Life Science, MRI, Physical Sciences, Specialty compounds
Intelligent Autonomous Camera Control for Robotics with Medical, Military, & Space Applications
Currently, during robotic surgery the surgeon must interrupt the operation and shift controls to move the camera arm of the robot, causing a distraction for the surgeon.  Researchers from Wayne State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the School of Medicine have jointly developed a new method for camera movement based o...
Published: 7/24/2012   |   Inventor(s): Abhilash Pandya, Michael Klein, Ajay Mudunuri, Alex Cao, Luke Reisner, Brady King, Syed Ali
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Category(s): Devices, Medical Devices, Life Science, Physical Sciences, Electronics, Robotics
Integration of 1-D MnO2 Nanowire and 2-D Graphene to 3-D Composites and their Applications in High-Energy, High-Power and Low-Cost Aqueous Supercapacitors
Wayne State University researchers have developed a novel method for the preparation of unique 3-D composites of conductive graphene and high capacitance MnO2 as electrode materials, to fabricate asymmetric aqueous supercapacitors for energy-storage applications. Currently MnO2 is commonly coated onto current collectors to form very thin f...
Published: 7/18/2012   |   Inventor(s): Lixin Wang, Da Deng, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery
Broadcast Messaging System
Wayne State researchers have developed new software which integrates existing software systems (e.g. SunGard HE’s Banner) to enable authorized broadcasting of messages to an entire campus community or to select groups via text messaging to cellular phones, via email, or instant messaging. Competitive Advantage: · Integration with exis...
Published: 12/19/2011   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Dunn, Robert Thompson, Daren Hubbard
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Category(s): Communications, Physical Sciences, Software
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