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Patents

Supported by the university's Technology Commercialization Office, work by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty, researchers and students results in a number of patents each year.

The following are patents issued and pending. Patents pending are listed under the month filed, while patents issued are listed under the month issued. Patents may be searched online at https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/search-patents.

December 2018

Patent pending
Method for Automated Calibration and Online Adaptation of Automatic Transmission Controllers
Mishra, Kirti; Srinivasan, Krishnaswamy

November 2018

Patent pending
Variable Characteristics Fluidic Oscillator with Three Dimensional Output Jet and Associated Methods
Tomac, Mehment; Gregory, James

October 2018

Patent pending
Frequency-Synchronized Fluidic Oscillator Array
Tomac, Mehmet; Gregory, James

Patent pending
Apparatus and Method for Interactive Analysis of Aviation Date
Young, Seth; Meyer, Nicholas; Nandi, Arnab; Omidvar-Tehrani, Behrooz

Patent pending
Inductive Electric Fields Directionally Hinder EGF-Gradient Promoted Breast Cancer Motility in Biomimetic Mircrotracks
Garg, Ayush; Bushman, Sarah; Ferree, Jessica; Jones, Travis; Song, Jonathan; Subramaniam, Vishwanath

Patent pending
Nernst Generators and Ettingshausen Coolers in the Absence of Magnetic Field Using Time-Reversal Symmetry-Breaking Weyl Semimetals
Heremans, Joseph; Felser, Claudia; Manna, Kaustuv; McCormick, Timothy; Trivedi, Nandini; Watzman, Sarah

Patent pending
Multi-Functional Cancer Drug Delivery Nanodevice for Precision Medicine
Castro, Carlos; Byrd, John; Halley, Patrick; Lucas, Christopher

September 2018

Patent pending
Programmable Chemical Actuators
Northcutt, Robert; Sundaresan, Vishnu

Patent pending
Method for Reducing Aerodynamic Drag on Tractor-Trailers
Prakash, Shaurya; Rangharajan, Kaushik; West, Joseph; Zezinka, Zachary

Patent pending
Method for Reducing Aerodynamic Drag on Tractor-Trailers
Prakash, Shaurya; Conlisk, Terrence; Rangharajan, Kaushik; West, Joseph; Zezinka, Zachary

August 2018

Patent pending
Design Features of Dissimilar Material-Reinforced Blanks and Extrusions for Forming
Dapino, Marcelo; Detwiler, Duane; Gingerich, Mark; Hahnlen, Ryan; Headings, Leon; Scheidt, Matthew; Sheldon, Allen

June 2018

Patent pending: 16/012,186
Charge Generating Devices and Methods of Making Use Thereof
Cao, Lei

May 2018

Patent pending: 15/774,657
Non-Invasive Method for Detecting a Deadly Form of Malaria
Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Drew, Mark; Jones, Travis; Smith, Brad; West, Joseph

Continuous Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing System
Dapino, Marcelo; Gingerich, Mark; Hahnlen, Ryan; Headings, Leon

April 2018

Multi-Functional Cancer Drug Delivery Nanodevice for Precision Medicine
Castro, Carlos; Byrd, John; Halley, Patrick; Lucas, Christopher

Electrically Triggered Rapid Exothermic Reaction in 3D Printed Ionomer Composites
Sundaresan, Vishnu Baba

March 2018

Patent pending: 15/760,095
Active Membrane with Controlled Ion Transport
Sundaresan, Vishnu Baba; Hery, Travis; Northcutt, Robert; Venugopal, Vinithra

Patent pending: 15/928,411
Creation of an Internal Cladding in Sapphire Optical Fiber by Reactor Irradiation
Blue, Thomas; Wilson, Brandon

Microfluidic Model of Bifurcating Blood Vessels for Assessing Angiogenesis and Vascular Function
Akbari, Ehsan; Prakash, Shaurya; Rangharajan, Kaushik Krishna; Song, Jonathan; Spychalski, Griffin

February 2018                                        

Patent issued: 9,885,031
A Galvanotaxis Assay for Quantitative Assessment of the Metastatic Potential of Cancer Cells
Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Ahirwar, Dinesh; Ganju, Ramesh; Nasser, Mohd; Sequin, Emily; West, Joseph

Patent pending: 15/896,199
New Cantilever Design for Measurement of Multi- Physical Properties using Atomic Force Microscopy
Cho, Han Na; Bergman, Lawrence A; Dharmasena, Sajith; Kim, Seok; Vakakis, Alexander F.

January 2018

Patent pending: 15/867,930    
Morphing Fender Skirt for a Steered Wheel
Chillara, Venkata Siva Chaithanya; Dapino, Marcelo; Gandhi, Umesh; Headings, Leon              

Patent pending: PCT/US1 8/14478  
A System and Method for Simultaneous Load Transfer and Speed Synchronization in Gear Shifts Involving Multiple Actively Controlled Clutches in Automatic Transmissions
Srinivasan, Krishnaswamy; Mishra, Kirti

A Novel Approach for Effective Suppression of Surge Instabilities in Turbomachine Compressors by Inlet Flow Restriction
Dehner, Richard; Miazgowicz, Keith; Selamet, Ahmet   

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