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17410 – The tool can be utilized in minimally invasive surgery with instruments such as trocars, cannulas, and endoscopes to allow for better visibility and accessibility. The tool mitigates problems caused by obstructions near a surgical target during minimally invasive surgery, such as loose matter or surrounding anatomical elements. It is a long flexible instrument capable of being... Read More
16966 – The methodology can be applied in surgeries, where temporary suspension of blood coagulation is necessary, such as transplants, or on demand for externally controlled rapid halting of bleeding. Treatment of bleeding disorders and surgery blood clotting must be controlled for patient safety. This invention allows reversible control of blood coagulation, using nanoparticles and laser... Read More
16540 – Applications for this technology are found in photonic I/O for computing devices, such as CPUs and DRAM on CMOS processes. For photonic I/O to make a major commercial impact, they need to be compatible with standard advanced CMOS. While the compatibility with CMOS has been demonstrated for passive photonic, realizing active photonics, including modulators and detectors on CMOS, is the... Read More
16585 – Applications for this technology are found in integrated photonic circuits fabricated on CMOS processes. To acieve commercial impact and large scale cost effective manufacturing, silicon photonics muse use standard CMOS fabrication and integrate with CMOS ICs. Shallow trench isolation (STI) prevents electrical current leakage between adjacent semiconductor device components used... Read More
16554 – Applications for this technology are found in chemical engineering, industrial water treatment, and power. The global demand for a steady economical supply of fresh water continues to increase. One of the main known modes of increasing the existing water supply is seawater desalination: a proven process that can reliably convert the seemingly limitless supply of seawater to high... Read More
17259 – Applications for this technology are found in sampling and super high resolution imaging, and more specifically in machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance, remote sensing, and scanning microscopy. Large area scanning and super high resolution (SR) imaging of surfaces traditionally relies on the translation of results obtained by scanning and sampling in Cartesian coordinates.... Read More
16009 – Applications for this technology include: Decreasing CMOS feature sizes have led to prohibitively expensive mask sets for photolithography, which makes low volume production of application specific ICs uncompetitive. Electron beam lithography is a viable alternative, but it is slow - thus lacking sufficient production throughput. The most widely used throughput-augmenting... Read More
17652 – Applications for this technology include: The state-of-the-art micro-CPV technologies miniaturize conventional CPV approaches, resulting in a mismatch between the conventional fabrications approach to micro-cells. The advance micro-optical techniques do not allow low-cost fabrication and integration at the micro-scale. Significant improvement on CPV architectures and techniques are... Read More
17702 – Applications for this technology are found in the following: Harmful algal blooms are over-growths of algae in water. Some produce dangerous toxins in fresh or marine water. Even nontoxic blooms hurt the environment and local economies. Early detection and accurate bloom prediction can provide valuable information to perform timely treatments and/or prevention. The technology... Read More
9895 – This technology can be used in optical telecommunications, all-optical computing, LIDAR, laser printing and 3D imaging for scientific, medical (in-body surgery), artistic (architecture), and entertainment purposes. Current methods of achieving fast light deflection is by using micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS), acousto-optic, and electro-optic devices. However, there is a... Read More