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Self-biased 4H-SiC MOS devices for radiation detection
Reference #: 01614 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Self-biased 4H-SiC MOS devices for radiation detection. Background: 4H-Silicon Carbide has a unique combination of physical properties such as excellent carrier transport properties, high breakdown voltage, high displacement threshold, high thermal conductivity,...
Published: 9/6/2022   |   Inventor(s): Krishna Mandal, Sandeep Chaundhuri
Keywords(s): Epitaxial layers, MOS devices, pulsed laser deposition, radiation detectors, silicon carbide (4H-SiC), yttrium oxide (Y2O3)
Category(s): Energy, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability
Mechanism and Methods for Robotic Installation of Stakes
Reference #: 01582 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Mechanism and Methods for Robotic Installation of Stakes Background: Currently, as part of the bell pepper planting process, stakes are needed to provide support for the plant as it begins to grow from a two-three-week-old plant to a fully mature plant. This...
Published: 8/29/2022   |   Inventor(s): Sourav Banerjee, Corey Leydig
Keywords(s): AI, architectural, artificial intelligence, autonomous, robotics, stake installation
Category(s): Environmental and Sustainability
Electrostatic Effects as a Tool to Adjust Rheological Behavior
Reference #: 01522 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Electrostatic Effects as a Tool to Adjust Rheological Behavior Background: Rheology is the science that studies the flow phenomena of matter and is concerned with the relationship between shear stress and shear strain. Invention Description: Our method...
Published: 3/29/2022   |   Inventor(s): Abolfazl Shakouri, Horie Adabi Firouzjaie, Marjorie Nicholson, J.R. (John) Regalbuto
Keywords(s): Fluid Flow, Rheology, Suspension
Category(s): Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability
Thermoplastic composite utilizing torrefied biomass
Reference #: 01515 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Thermoplastic composite utilizing torrefied biomass Background: This invention solves two primary problems. First, it provides a use for waste forestry and agricultural biomass, which currently do not have attractive commercial uses resulting in forest fires...
Published: 1/19/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jochen Lauterbach, Michael Royko
Keywords(s): Biodegradeable Plastics, Biomass Torrefaction, Biomass Upgrading, Green Chemistry, Sustainable Plastic Production
Category(s): Advanced Materials, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability
Chiral photonic inks for 3D printing of iridescent architectures
Reference #: 01549 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Chiral photonic inks for 3D printing of iridescent architectures Background: Currently, most colorings used in various applications are limited in range and come from artificial chemical formulations. Invention Description: The present innovation provides...
Published: 1/12/2022   |   Inventor(s): Monirosadat Sadati, Kyle George
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Category(s): Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability
Separation of oil water mixtures using nanotechnology
Reference #: 01077 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for low-cost nanoparticles for pollutant and waste removal. Background: Rapid removal of oil from the water surface is important to mitigate the harmful environmental effect of fast spreading oil spills. Different oil spill cleanup techniques like physical sorption...
Published: 6/3/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jamie Lead
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Category(s): Nanotechnology, Environmental and Sustainability
Structurally Tunable Highly Stable PtNiCeSi Based Catalysts Methane Reforming
Reference #: 01423 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Structurally tunable highly stable PtNiCeSi based catalysts methane reforming Background: Municipal Solid Waste generation in the USA is EPA estimated at 250 million tons. with almost thirty percent of it going uncollected. Waste treatments include landfills,...
Published: 5/13/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jochen Lauterbach, Erdem Sasmaz, Sunkyu Kim
Keywords(s): CO2 utilization, Dry reforming of methane, syngas production, yolk–shell
Category(s): Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability
Electrochemical Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene using Solid Oxide Electrolyzer
Reference #: 01508 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Electrochemical Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene using Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Background: Ethylene is typically produced from natural gas liquid where ethane is the main component. The current industrial method to produce ethylene from ethane is through...
Published: 5/10/2021   |   Inventor(s): Fanglin Chen
Keywords(s): Electrochemical dehydrogenation, ethane, ethylene, metal-oxide interface, solid oxide electrolyzer
Category(s): Energy, Environmental and Sustainability, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sensing in Tires for Rolling Resistance
Reference #: 01383The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Sensing in Tires for Rolling Resistance.Background:According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, an estimated 5% to 15% of passenger car fuel consumption is used to overcome rolling resistance.Rolling resistance includes mechanical energy losses due to aerodynamic...
Published: 12/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Paul Ziehl
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Category(s): Energy, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Sustainability, Research Tools
Siloxane Removal Off Landfill Gas Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma
Reference #: 01437 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Siloxane Removal off Landfill Gas Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Background: U.S. regulations have set a target of generating 25% of the energy from renewable sources by 2025, which is also a prime motivation of using LFG (Landfill Gas) as an alternative...
Published: 10/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Tanvir Farouk, Shamia Hoque, Malik Tahiyat
Keywords(s): dielectric barrier discharge, GCMS, landfill gas, nonequilibrium plasma, siloxane, volatile organosilicate, XPS
Category(s): Engineering and Physical Sciences, Energy, Environmental and Sustainability
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