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Novel Chain Extenders for Recycling Polyesters

­Executive Summary Polyesters comprise a significant portion of plastics entering landfills. One issue that limits their recycling is natural degradation during melt processing which lowers their molecular weight and melt viscosity. Reactive chain extenders are often used to build back the molecular weight of the polyester, however, their use can...
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, Packaging

Recoverable Liquid Nanofoam Energy Absorbers

‚ÄčExecutive Summary Energy absorption and dissipation systems such as shock absorbers, springs, foams and padding are used in a wide variety of applications where protection is required. In the protective equipment segment, users continue to search for new technologies to increase impact resistance with reduced weight. Sports and military helmets in...
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Weiyi Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Subassemblies and Components

Thin Dielectric Coated Plasmonic Photoemitter

THIN DIELECTRIC COATED PLASMONIC PHOTOEMITTER VALUE PROPOSITIONThe Thin Dielectric Coated Plasmonic Photoemitter is a prescribed coating of a metal nano emitter with a dielectric material resulting in optical enchantments when pulsed by an ultra-fast laser. This new technology allows for an expansion in the electric laser field, by adding a thin dielectric...
Published: 6/30/2021   |   Inventor(s): Peng Zhang, Lin Wu, Xiao Xiong, Yang Zhou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Devices, Nanotechnology

Tunable Luminescent Organic Salts for Enhanced Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Executive Summary:Theranostic nanomedicine, the medical application of nanobiotechnology, is an emerging area of cancer research. These nanosystems are capable of diagnosing, curing, or preventing diseases. One example of theranostic nanomedicine is photodynamic therapy which uses photosensitizing agents with light to kill cancer cells. However, a major...

Novel, Multi-Impact, Energy Diverting, Energy Absorbing, Repairable Helmets

Executive SummaryThis technology addresses brain injuries while wearing a helmet. A novel technique adds an outer layer to helmet shells to absorb multiple impacts and divert energy away for the skull to reduce concussions. The innovation can also reduce projectile penetration in a way that is repairable and re-healable for low or multiple low-velocity...
Published: 6/20/2019   |   Inventor(s): Mahmoodul Haq, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Transportation

Stabilization and Upgrading of Bio-Oil Using Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation

Executive SummaryPyrolyzing biomass into bio-oil is one option to convert biomass into a useable, easily transported form with minimal inputs. However, pyrolysis-derived bio-oil contains hundreds of reactive organic compounds that are corrosive to container materials and prone to polymerization. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to rapidly convert...
Published: 5/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Saffron, Dennis Miller, James Jackson, Zhenglong Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Biotechnology

Repulpable Omniphobic Paper Packaging Solution

Executive SummaryTraditional grease- and water-resistant paper packaging solutions have significant environmental concerns. Water-resistant products using low-density polyethylene (LDPE) liners are not repulpable, increasing municipal waste footprint. Oil-resistance is often achieved using toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have been associated...
Published: 1/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Zhao Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Environmental, Packaging

100% Recyclable, Fluorine- and Plastic-Free Fat, Grease and Water Resistant Paper Coating

Executive SummaryWith a societal push to remove plastics from the food industry, there is a need for alternative packaging solutions. Governments and corporations alike have begun banning various single-use plastic products in favor of protecting the environment. This technology seeks to improve polymer coating materials for paper products. This technology...
Published: 12/10/2018   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Zhao Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

Soft Actuators with Stiffness and Shape Modulation

Executive SummaryAccurate and stable robotic systems have traditionally been constructed using rigid materials. However, soft and deformable structures have seen growing interest and application in recent years because they tend to outperform rigid systems. Soft robotics is a subfield that utilizes soft and deformable features, similar to ones found...
Published: 12/10/2018   |   Inventor(s): Xiaobo Tan, Mohammed Al-Rubaiai, Thassyo Pinto
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Materials, Mechanical

System for Coating Inner Diameter Surface

Executive SummaryDiamond-like coatings offer a coating solution rivaled by few technologies available today. Capable of improving the durability and extending the lifetime of many metallic products, these coatings are typically applied in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) chambers. PVD processing is a line-of-sight process, meaning the distance between...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Schuelke, Michael Becker, Lars Haubold, Qi Fan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment, Devices, Materials
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