Patents awarded to members of the College of Engineering

2017

Zero power radio frequency receiver
10/10/17
Matteo Rinaldi & Nicol McGruer
Single inductor multiple output discontinuous mode DC-DC converter and process
8/29/17
Aatmesh Shrivastava
Carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials
8/22/17
Yiannis Levendis
Zipper guide for facilitating closure of open-ended zipper
7/18/17
Andrew Gouldstone
Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators
7/18/17
Matteo Rinaldi
Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators
7/11/17
Matteo Rinaldi
Methods and apparatus for a single inductor multiple output (SIMO) DC-DC converter circuit
7/4/17
Aatmesh Shrivastava
Method and device for fuel and power generation by clean combustion of organic waste material
5/30/17
Yiannis Levendis
Low power clock source
3/7/17
Aatmesh Shrivastava
Signal processing methods & systems for explosive detection & identification using electromagnetic radiation
2/21/17
Carey Rappaport & Jose Martinez-Lorenzo
Apparatus and method of measuring permeability of a sample across which a DC voltage is being applied
2/14/17
Carmine Vittoria
Sealable microvalve that can be repeatedly opened and sealed
1/17/17
Carol Livermore-Clifford
  
Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements
1/17/17
Ahmed Busnaina & Siva Somu
Sparse and Ultra-Sparse Partial Resonant Converters
1/10/17
Mahshid Amirabadi
  

2016

Collagen fibrillar construction
12/13/16
Jeffrey Ruberti
Chemical sensor based on highly organized single walled carbon nanotube networks
12/13/16
Ahmed Busnaina, Yung Joon Jung, & Siva Somu
System and method for attaching soft tissue to an implant comprising a nanotextured surface
11/22/16
Thomas Webster
High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface
11/15/16
Ahmed Busnaina, Siva Somu, & Cihan Yilmaz
Low input voltage boost converter with peak inductor current control and offset compensated zero detection
11/08/16
Aatmesh Shrivastava
Equi-biaxial membrane stretcher
11/01/16
Kai-tak Wan
Non-rotating wind energy generator
9/20/16
Mohammad Taslim
Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators
8/23/16
Matteo Rinaldi
Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators
8/16/16
Matteo Rinaldi
Multiple degree of freedom rehabilitation system having a smart fluid-based, multi-mode actuator
8/02/16
Mark Sivak & Constantinos Mavroidis
Directed assembly of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles using nanotemplates
7/12/16
Ahmed Busnaina & Nicol McGruer
System and method for a microfluidic calorimeter
6/28/16
Gregory Kowalski
Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps
6/28/16
Ming Wang, Sara Wadia-Fascetti, & Carey Rappaport
Damascene template for directed assembly and transfer of nanoelements
6/14/16
Ahmed Busnaina & Siva Somu
Systems, methods, and devices for frozen sample distribution
6/14/16
Jeffrey Ruberti
Real-time wireless dynamic tire pressure sensor and energy harvesting system
4/19/16
Ming Wang & Nian Sun
 
Deep tissue focal fluorescence imaging with digitally time-reversed ultrasound-encoded light
4/12/16
Charles DiMarzio
Saliva glucose monitoring system
1/26/16
Ming Wang
Customizable embedded sensors
1/05/16
Richard Ranky & Constantinos Mavroidis
 

2015

Non-rotating wind energy generator
12/29/15
Mohammad Taslim
Lower extremity exoskeleton for gait retraining
12/01/15
Constantinos Mavroidis
Microparticle organization
11/17/15
Jeffrey Ruberti
Real-time anomaly detection of crowd behavior using multi-sensor information
11/10/15
Gilead Tadmor
High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface
09/29/15
Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz & Sivasubramanian Somu
Voltage tuning of microwave magnetic devices using magnetoelectric transducers
09/22/15
Vincent Harris & Carmine Vittoria
Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements
09/08/15
Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz & Sivasubramanian Somu
System and method for integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit
08/25/15
Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, Nicol McGruer, & George Adams
Nanoheater elements, systems and methods of use thereof
07/07/15
Teiichi Ando
Carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials
06/09/15
Yiannis Levendis
Photocatalyst with enhanced stability for hydrogen production and oxidative reactions
06/2/15
Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy
Collagen Fibrillar Construction
04/28/15
Jeffrey Ruberti
Systems and methods of using a hieroglyphic machine interface language for communication with auxiliary robotics in rapid fabrication environments
03/10/15
Constantinos Mavroidis
Cobalt Carbide-Based Nanoparticle Permanent Magnet Materials
03/03/15
Vincent Harris
Universal Spherical Turbine with Skewed Axis of Rotation
01/27/15
Alexander Gorlov
Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements
01/20/15
Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz, & Sivasubramanian Somu

2014

Tunable Negative Permeability Based Devices
11/04/14
Hossein Mosallaei
Patterned nanosubstrates made by directed self assembly of amphiphilic molecules
09/23/14
Ahmed Busnaina
Patient Specific Ankle-Foot Orthotic Device
09/16/14
Mark Sivak
Richard Ranky, &
Constantinos Mavroidis
Fault Current Limiter
09/09/14
Brad Lehman
High Energy Density Vibration Energy Harvesting Device with High-Mu Material
08/26/14
Nian Sun
Tunable laser-based infrared imaging system and method of use thereof
08/26/14
Charles DiMarzio
Nanotubes and compositions thereof
08/05/14
Thomas Webster &
Hicham Fenniri
Titania nanotubes prepared by anodization in chloride-containing electrolytes
07/29/14
Ron Willey
Highly organized single-walled carbon nanotube networks and method of making using template guided fluidic assembly
07/22/14
Ahmed Busnaina,
Moneesh Upmanyu, &
Sivasubramanian Somu
Systems, methods, and devices for frozen sample distribution
05/06/14
Jeff Ruberti
VMM-Based Intrusion Detection System
05/06/14
David Kaeli &
Jennifer Dy
Directed assembly of a conducting polymer
04/22/14
Ahmed Busnaina
 
Multi-biomarker Biosensors
03/11/14
Ahmed Busnaina &
Sivasubramanian Somu
Method of Integrating a Single Nanowire into a Nanocircuit
01/28/14
Sivasubramanian Somu,
Ahmed Busnaina,
Nicol McGruer, &
George Adams

2013

Sequential Planetary Stack Transmission System
05/28/13
MIE Capstone Team:
Michael Witonis, Jay Seiter, Morgan Misek, Joshua Filgate, & Jesse Kuhn
Systems, Methods and Devices for Frozen Sample Distribution
05/28/13
Jeff Ruberti
Artery Imaging System
05/28/13
Ahmet Coskun
Acoustic Assisted Phase Conjugate Optical Tomography
05/28/13
Charles DiMarzio
 
Phase Subtraction Cell Counting Method
04/23/13
Charles DiMarzio
Antenna Module having Reduced Size, High Gain, and Increased Power Efficiency
03/12/13
Carmine Vittoria &
Vincent Harris
Three Dimensional Nanoscale Circuit Interconnect and Method of Assembly by Dielectrophoresis
01/29/13
Ahmed Busnaina

2012

Collagen Fibrillar Construction
12/25/12
Jeff Ruberti
Bistable nanoswitch
07/03/12
Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, George Adams, &
Nicol McGruer
Nanoloom for controlling polymer assembly
06/26/12
Gregory Kowalski &
Jeff Ruberti
Virtual Ankle and Balance Trainer System
06/26/12
Constantinos Mavroidis
 
Electro-Rheological Fluid Brake and Actuator Devices and Orthotic Devices using the Same
03/27/12
Constantinos Mavroidis

2011

Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensing and Calorimetry
12/13/11
Gregory Kowalski
Bistable nanoswitch
10/04/11
Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, George Adams, &
Nicol McGruer
Instrumented handle and pedal systems for use in rehabilitation, exercise and training equipment
09/27/11
Constantinos Mavroidis
Gear Bearing Drive
09/13/11
Constantinos Mavroidis

2010

Hydrocephalus shunt system quick connector assembly
11/23/10
MIE Capstone Team:
Bruce Eidinger, Kendra Mcgrath, Joshua Rigberg, Peter Callaway, & Mark Macomber
Opto-acoustic signal detection with coherent confocal microscopy
09/07/10
Charles DiMarzio
Dielectric and magnetic particles based metamaterials
07/06/10
Hossein Mosallaei
Enhanced detection of acousto-photonic emissions in optically turbid media using a photo-refractive crystal-based detection system
01/26/10
Charles DiMarzio

2009

 
Functionalized nanosubstrates and methods for three-dimensional nanoelement selection and assembly
07/21/2009
Ahmed Busnaina

2008

 
Confocal reflectance microscope system with dual rotating wedge scanner assembly
12/30/2008
Charles DiMarzio

2007

 
Isolated, current-fed, pulse width modulation, DC-DC converter
09/18/2007
Bradley Lehman
Method of preparing electrical contacts used in switches
08/14/2007
Nicol McGruer & Jeffrey Hopwood

2006

 
Integrated magnetics for a DC-DC converter with flexible output inductor
04/25/2006
Bradley Lehman
Process for the production of nan-sized zeolite A
03/21/2006
Albert Sacco
DC--DC converters providing reduced deadtime
02/07/2006
Bradley Lehman

2005

Integrated magnetic isolated two-inductor boost converter
10/04/2005
Bradley Lehman
Robust controller for controlling a UPS in unbalanced operation
09/06/2005
Alex Stankovic
Process of forming a composite coating on a substrate
08/30/2005
Teiichi Ando
Low power plasma generator
07/12/2005
Jeffrey Hopwood
 
Saliency-based position estimation in permanent magnet synchronous motors
04/26/2005
Alex Stankovic
Adaptive controller for d-statcom in the stationary reference frame to compensate for reactive and harmonic distortion under unbalanced conditions
03/01/2005
Alex Stankovic

2004

Electrostatic discharge protection for eletrostatically actuated microrelays
12/28/2004
Nicol McGruer & Paul Zavracky
Iterative decision feedback adaptive equalizer
11/16/2004
John Proakis & Masoud Salehi
Method for the production of inorganic fiber-reinforced metal matrix composite wires
08/24/2004
Joseph Blucher
Multiple wavelength microwave-enhanced infrared thermography
06/22/2004
Charles DiMarzio & Carey Rappaport
 
Wide-aperture catheter-based microwave cardiac ablation antenna
03/02/2004
Carey Rappaport
Micro-electromechanical optical switch assembly for optical data networks
03/02/2004
George Adams, Nicol McGruer, Paul Zavracky

2003

 
Method and apparatus for manufacturing composite materials
10/07/2003
Joseph Blucher
Magnetically actuated torsional micro-mechanical mirror system
03/25/2003
Paul Zavracky

2002

 
Light modulating device
04/30/2002
Paul Zavracky
Method of fabrication of a torsional micro-mechanical mirror system
03/05/2002
Paul Zavracky

2001

System for providing wind propulsion of a marine vessel using a helical turbine assembly
09/25/2001
Alexander Gorlov
Method of forming plastically deformable microstructures
07/17/2001
Paul Zavracky, Keith Warner, & Nicol McGruer
Method for maintaining flotation using a helical turbine assembly
07/03/2001
Alexander Gorlov
Flow, tactile and orientation sensors using deformable microelectrical mechanical sensors
03/20/2001
Paul Zavracky & Nicol McGruer
 
Torsional micro-mechanical mirror system
03/13/2001
Paul Zavracky

2000

Helical turbine assembly operable under multidirectional gas and water flow for power and propulsion systems
12/5/2000
Alexander Gorlov
Micromechanical switching devices
11/28/2000
Paul Zavracky & Nicol McGruer
Microspectrometer with sacrificial layer integrated with integrated circuit on the same substrate
11/14/2000
Paul Zavracky & John Martin
Process for producing polymer coatings with various porosities and surface areas
11/07/2000
Yiannis Levendis
Method of fabricating an integrated complex-transition metal oxide device
09/5/2000
Paul Zavracky, Nicol McGruer, & Carmine Vittoria
Micromechanical electronic device
07/18/2000
Paul Zavracky
Method of coating edges with diamond-like carbon
06/20/2000
Jeffrey Hopwood
Optical pulse induced acoustic mine detection
05/30/2000
Charles DiMarzio & Stephen McKnight
 
Helical turbine assembly operable under multidirectional gas and water flow for power and propulsion systems
03/14/2000
Alexander Gorlov
Gating system for continuous pressure infiltration processes
03/14/2000
Joseph Blucher
Optical quadrature Interferometer
02/01/2000
Charles DiMarzio

1999

Apparatus and method for measuring instantaneous power using a magneto-optic Kerr effect sensor
11/30/1999
Charles DiMarzio & Stephen McKnight
Memory architecture dependent program mapping
10/05/1999
David Kaeli
Monolithic miniaturized inductively coupled plasma source
08/24/1999
Jeffrey Hopwood
Method of monolithically fabricating a microspectrometer with integrated detector
06/01/1999
Paul Zavracky
 
Optical quadrature interferometry utilizing polarization to obtain in-phase and quadrature information
03/16/1999
Charles DiMarzio & Anthony Devaney
Apparatus and method for hydrogenating polysilicon thin film transistors by plasma immersion ion implantation
03/16/1999
Chung Chan
Microscale fluid handling system
02/16/1999
Paul Zavracky & Nicol McGruer

1998

Method and apparatus for simultaneous beamforming and equalization
12/01/1998
John Proakis & Milica Stojanovic
Catalytic process for making ethers, aldehydes esters and acids from alcohols using a supercritical fluid mobile
11/03/1998
Ronald Willey
Optical lock-in detection technique for coherent detection applications
10/20/1998
Charles DiMarzio
Simultaneous control of SO.sub.2, NO.sub.x, HCl, and particulates by in-furnace high-temperature sorbent injection and particulate removal
07/28/1998
Yiannis Levendis
 
Method and apparatus for performing magnetic field measurements using magneto-optic Kerr effect sensors
04/07/1998
Charles DiMarzio
Gating system for continuous pressure infiltration processes
04/07/1998
Joseph Blucher

1997

Micro emitter based low contact force interconnection device
08/26/1997
Chung Chan & Keith Warner
Helical turbine assembly operable under multidirectional fluid flow for power and propulsion systems
07/01/1997
Alexander Gorlov
Micromechanical switch with insulated switch contact
06/17/1997
Paul Zavracky
Method and apparatus for performing magnetic field measurements using magneto-optic kerr effect sensors
05/20/1997
Charles DiMarzio

1996

Method for the deposition and modification of thin films using a combination of vacuum arcs and plasma immersion ion implantation
12/03/1996
Chung Chan
Unidirectional reaction turbine operable under reversible fluid flow
11/26/1996
Alexander Gorlov
Robot arm end effector
11/05/1996
Jill Crisman & Ibrahim Zeid
Antenna array having two dimensional beam steering
05/07/1996
Carmine Vittoria
 
Plasma ion implantation hydrogenation process utilizing voltage pulse applied to substrate
04/16/1996
Chung Chan
Magneto-optic Kerr effect stress sensing system
02/20/1996
Charles DiMarzio & Stephen McKnight

1995

Balloon angioplasty device
11/28/1995
Carey Rappaport
Unidirecional reaction turbine operable under reversible fluid from flow
09/19/1995
Alexander Gorlov
Unidirectional helical reaction turbine operable under reversible fluid flow for power systems
09/19/1995
Alexander Gorlov
Large area ion implantation process and apparatus
09/12/1995
Chung Chan
Large area ion implantation process and apparatus
08/15/1995
Chung Chan
Triggered vacuum anodic arc
08/15/1995
Chung Chan
Anodic arc source containment mechanisms
08/15/1995
Chung Chan
Receiver for receiving a plurality of asynchronously transmitted signals
07/11/1995
David Brady
 
Diesel engine exhaust gas recirculation system for NO.sub.x control incorporating a compressed air regenerative particulate control system
06/27/1995
Yiannis Levendis
Planar squid magnetometer with inductively coupled microstrip resonator
05/30/1995
Carmine Vittoria
Flow-through particulate incineration system coupled to an aerodynamically regenerated particulate trap for diesel engine exhaust gas
02/21/1995
Yiannis Levendis