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Fabricating Ionic/Polyimide Membranes
Invention SummaryMethod to Fabricate Nafion/Polyimide blend Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) in order to alter and improve the mechanical and thermal properties of Nafion during severe conditions all while maintaining its electromechanical performance. Market OpportunityAccording to Marketwatch: The global nafion market is estimated to value of...
Published: 9/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kwang Kim, Dong-Chan Lee, Tae Seon Hwang, Jungsoo Nam
Keywords(s): Chemistry, Engineering & Manufacturing - Manufacturing, Engineering & Manufacturing - Sensors & Devices
Category(s): Chemistry, Energy & Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, All
Phoswich Detector with Fast Neutron Spectroscopy Function
Phoswich Detector with Fast Neutron Spectroscopy FunctionInvention SummaryThis invention is related to neutron detection systems, and methods for the manufacture and use. It is described as a portable phosphor-sandwich (‘phoswich’) detector of neutrons and gamma rays with the neutron energy spectroscopy capability. Neutron detection is ...
Published: 12/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Alexander Barzilov, Jessica Hartman
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces, Articles and Methods of Making Same
HYDROPHOBIC AND HYDROPHILIC SURFACES, ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAMEInvention SummaryThis invention is related to chemical or mechanical etching method of hydrophobic or hydrophilic particles containing polymer composites to provide hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface properties, or combinations of such properties at various locations on a given s...
Published: 11/20/2018   |   Inventor(s): Kwang Kim, Tae Seon Hwang
Category(s): Chemistry, Engineering & Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, All
Solid-State Electrolyte Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries
Invention SummaryWe’ve created a sodium-rich antiperovskite (NaRAP) material that greatly improves battery capabilities. Antiperovskite is a type of crystal structure that exists naturally deep in the earth’s mantle that we now can create in the lab. When used as an electrolyte (the material between positive and negative electrodes on a...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Yonggang Wang, Yusheng Zhao, Ruqiang Zou
Keywords(s): Energy & Environment - Renewable Energy
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Prevention and Treatment of American Foulbrood Disease (AFB) in Honeybees
Invention SummaryThe invention relates to materials and methods for treating and preventing American Foulbrood disease (AFB) in honeybees, and more particularly for using phage to lyse Paenibacillus larvae in honeybees. A bacteriophage is a virus that destroys bacteria by lysis. Several varieties exist, and each typically attacks only one species/s...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy, Lucy LeBlanc
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Health & Life Sciences
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences
Methods of Detecting Pollution in Water Using Sonication
Invention SummaryA method for detecting the presence of pollutants such as volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons in water using pH electrical conductivity and specific ion species sensitive electrode tests. Comparison of the post sonication to pre sonication test results indicates the presence of pollutants.Market OpportunityContamination of hazardous ...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Grazyna Orzechowska, Edward Poziomek
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Biofertilizer to Improve Growth of Turf Grass
Invention SummaryA composition forming a biofertilizer replaces conventional chemical fertilizers for vegetation, including turf grass, for growth and enhancement. The composition spares the environment of excess nitrogen, reduces nitrate and nitrite contamination, and may lower costs associated with typical use of chemical fertilizer. The composit...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy
Category(s): Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, All
Diminishing Detonator Effectiveness through Electromagnetic Effects
Invention SummaryThe present invention relates to the field of detonators for explosive or blasting environments, particularly methods for deactivating or reducing the performance characteristics of detonators. Non-contact means of electromagnetically coupling energy into commercial and improvised detonators were shorted and open-circuited to melt ...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Robert Schill
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing
Methods for Controlled Recovery of Useful Materials from Nuclear Fuels
Invention SummaryThe methods would allow nuclear materials—lanthanides and actinides—to be dissolved directly into ionic liquid for electrochemical recovery, reducing the number of steps and the negative influence of water in the process. The same ionic liquid serves as an electrochemical bath for the plating of actinides and lanthanide...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kenneth Czerwinski, Janelle Droessler, David Hatchett
Category(s): Energy & Environment, Chemistry, All
Methods for the Detection and Quantitation of the Fungus Stachybotrys Chartarum
Invention Summary The invention relates to methods for the detection and quantitation of the fungus Stachybotrys Chartarum by means of genetic amplification of a specimen. Stachybotrys chartarum is a toxigenic mold that has been implicated in the appearance of health effects in exposed individuals. This slow growing mold can colonize wet materials ...
Published: 10/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Mark Buttner, Patricia Cruz Perez
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
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