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Transparent Watermarking for Physical Authentication
Invention Summary: Physical watermarks such as raised seals and standard watermark labels enable the authentication of important financial and legal documents, identification cards and art work. Many of the known methods like using barcodes, infrared inks and standard watermarks can be easily copied or reverse engineered. Hence, there is a demand f...
Published: 5/9/2018   |   Inventor(s): Kristin Dana, Yicheng Lu, Gabriela Livescu
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
Low-Cost, Flexible, Paper-Based Plasma Sanitizer
Low-Cost, Flexible, Paper-Based Plasma SanitizerInvention Summary: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major challenge facing disease control organizations and healthcare providers worldwide. In 2011, there were 721,800 cases of HAIs reported in the US, with 75,000 patients ultimately dying from the infections. Because a leading cause of ...
Published: 4/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): Aaron Mazzeo, Jingjin Xie, Qiang Chen
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
Soft Rotary Actuators
Basic configuration and sequential actuation for subgroups of embedded bladders for two types of rotary actuatorsInvention Summary: Rutgers researchers have invented a novel rotary mechanism – a soft rotary actuator – based on peristaltic motion of elastomeric materials, which consists of an inflatable stator paired with a rotor. Timed ...
Published: 4/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): Aaron Mazzeo, Ke Yang, Xiangyu Gong
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
Metallic Nanosheets-Based Electrochemical Actuator
a, Scanning electron microscope image of restacked 1T phase 2D MoS2 film. b, The electrochemical system consists of a working electrode (the actuator) along with a counter electrode (Pt) and a reference electrode (standard calomel electrode, SCE) submerged in 0.5 M H2SO4. c, Images of curvature induced by charge intercalation in free-standing (that...
Published: 4/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Manish Chhowalla, Enver Akdogan, Muharrem Acerce
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
Method for Sintering Ultrahigh Melting Temperature Covalent Non-oxide Ceramics
Parallel plate capacitor configuration used to apply an electric field and to achieve low-temperature sintering of a non-oxide ceramic (B4C) Invention Summary: Bulk and composite structural ceramics can be fabricated by sintering, forming particulate matter into a desired shape and then subjecting the formed body to high temperatures (2/3 of th...
Published: 4/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Tsakalakos, Enver Akdogan, Ilyas Savkliyildiz, Hulya Bicer, William Paxton, Bart Visser, Lawrence Kabacoff
Keywords(s): Ceramics, Continuous Manufacturing, Low Temperature, Sintering
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering, Materials
Continuous Sheet Folding Machine with Microfolding Technology
Invention Summary:Folded materials are useful in packaging, sandwich structures, floor boards, car bumpers and other applications where requirements pertaining to shock, vibration, energy absorption, and/or a high strength-to-weight ratio including volume reduction must be met. Folding flat sheets of material into intricate three-dimensional struct...
Published: 4/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): Elsayed Elsayed, Dan Kling, Basily Basily
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
Liquid Membrane for Separation and Filtration
(A) & (B) Different views of the anchored-liquid array. (C) Picture of the experimental set-up showing the trajectory of 0.79mm and 1mm particles when forcing angle α=17o.Invention Summary:Separation and filtration devices have been wildly used in numerous applications. Deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) systems are designed to sepa...
Published: 12/12/2017   |   Inventor(s): German Drazer, Shahab ShojaeI-Zadeh
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
VSTEP: Balance, Mobility, and Fitness Rehabilitation Game
Clinician (left) working with patient (right) within the VSTEP digital health platformInvention Summary:Restoring balance is critical for patients recovering from stroke, trauma, or joint surgery, as well as patients with other neurologic conditions. Virtual reality provides an opportunity to gamify rehabilitation and improve outcomes.Researchers a...
Published: 11/22/2017   |   Inventor(s): Judith Deutsch, Robb Gosine
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Category(s): Software, Engineering, Medical Devices, Therapeutics
Nanophotonic radiative decay rate engineering for stable, phosphorescent emission of blue light
The radiative and non-radiative decay rate of phosphorescent emitting materials can be tuned by the geometry of the nanostructure (NP).Invention Summary: Blue-emitting, phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) have high efficiency but low stability. As a result, the less efficient fluorescent materials are typically used in OLEDs to ext...
Published: 8/28/2017   |   Inventor(s): Deirdre O'carroll
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Electronics, Engineering, Materials
An Underwater Acoustic Lens
Invention Summary: Sending and receiving information below the water surface is important but challenging. Techniques such as Sonar use acoustic waves in water to transmit information. Acoustic metamaterials enable Sonar devices to control, direct and manipulate sound waves for increased functionality and higher efficiency. Specifically, acoustic l...
Published: 8/14/2017   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Norris, Xiaoshi Su
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Engineering
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