Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Technology

ELECTROCHEMICAL BREAKING OF C-C BONDS

UW-Madison researchers disclose a new method for recycling (upcycling) plastics that addresses the shortcomings of pyrolysis.  In the first step, the feedstock (e.g., polymer, long-chained alkan...
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Marcel Schreier, Christine Lucky, Harshal Bakshi | P210392US02

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OXYGEN ION TRANSPORT MATERIALS AND RELATED DEVICES

The inventors have identified new interstitial oxygen diffusers. Included in this discovery is the identification of classes of materials that enable substitution of elements to yield related material...
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Dane Morgan, Jun Meng, Ryan Jacobs | P210166WO01

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Synthesis of Bio-Based Polyurethanes and Polyesters

Plant biomass remains a promising renewable source of important platform chemicals currently derived from petroleum. These include the chemical building blocks used to make polyurethanes (commonly fou...
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George Huber, Hochan Chang, James Dumesic | P210122US01

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Method To Solubilize Biomass Under Mild Conditions

UW researchers have developed a simple and efficient method of dissolving biomass using concentrated sulfuric acid and cysteine. The standard method of Klason lignin determination involves dissolving ...
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John Ralph, Fachuang Lu | P210354US02

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DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTER FOR AXISYMMETRIC MIRROR FUSION REACTOR

UW researchers developed an axisymmetric direct energy convertor (DEC) which can harvest the energy from the exhaust of an axisymmetric mirror, thereby increasing its energy gain. The configuration in...
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Cary Forest, Jan Egedal, Jay Anderson, Jeremiah Kirch, Douglass Endrizzi | P220103US01

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SUSTAINABLE CALCIUM HYDROXIDE PRODUCTION FOR GREEN CEMENT

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new sustainable process to manufacture calcium hydroxide as a way to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with cement production. This process utilizes a low-tem...
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Bu Wang, Raghavendra Ragipani, Robert Anex, Thatcher Root | P200241US02

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Cells And Methods For Producing Methyl Ketones

Recombinant cells and methods for producing methyl ketones, such as medium-chain methyl ketones. The recombinant cells include recombinant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes, recombinant β-ketoacyl-CoA ...
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Brian Pfleger, Nestor Hernandez Lozada, Qiang Yan, Trevor Simmons | P200352WO01

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BAHD Acyltransferases

The invention is directed to BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of BAH...
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John Ralph, Rebecca Smith, Steven Karlen, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman, Brian Fox, Hoon Kim, Shawn Mansfield, Heather MacKay, Yaseen Mottiar, Faride Unda | P180351US02

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Electrolyte Including Silane For Use In Electrochemical Devices

The electrolyte includes one or more salts and a silane. The silane has a silicon linked to one or more first substituents that each include a poly(alkylene oxide) moiety or a cyclic carbonate moiety....
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Robert West, Khalil Amine, Zhengcheng Zhang, Qingzheng Wang, Nicholas AA Rossi, Sang Yoon, Hiroshi Nakahara | P05321US

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Organosilicon Phosphorus-based Electrolytes

Disclosed are electrolytes that are organosilicon phosphorus-based, and supercapacitors which incorporate them. These electrolytes are cationic salts with a phosphorous containing organosilicon moiety...
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Robert West, Lingzhi Zhang | P08134US

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Hibiscus Cannabinus Feruloyl-Coa: Monolignol Transferase

The invention relates to isolated nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes. The isolated nucleic acids and/or the enzymes enable inc...
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John Ralph, Saunia Withers, Curtis Wilkerson, Shawn Mansfield | P120103US02

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Feruloyl-Coa: Monolignol Transferases

The invention relates to feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes. The enzymes and/or the nucleic acids enable incorporati...
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John Ralph, Steven Karlen, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman, Rebecca Smith | P170158US02

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