Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Technology

Optical Fiber Thermal Property Probe

An optical fiber sensor extends coaxially with a controllable heater to provide high-resolution axial measurement of thermal properties such as thermal convection of the surrounding, Heat removal by e...
Learn More
Mark Anderson, Matthew Weathered | P170028US02

Technology

Gan-based Nitric Oxide Sensor

GaN-based heterojunction field effect transistor (HFET) sensors are provided with engineered, functional surfaces that act as pseudo-gates, modifying the drain current upon analyte capture. In some em...
Learn More
Thomas Kuech, Michael Garcia, Scott Wolter, April Brown, Joseph Bonaventura | P07029US

Technology

Capacitive Touch Sensor

A capacitive touch sensor is provided, The capacitive touch sensor includes a plate having an upper surface and lying in a plate plane. A generally planar, first electrode is spaced from the plate alo...
Learn More
Hongrui Jiang, Jayer Fernandes | P160417US01

Technology

High Efficiency Room Temperature Infrared Sensor

An infrared (IR) detection sensor for detecting IR radiation. The IR detection sensor including a plurality of nanowires positioned adjacent to each other so as to define a layer. The layer has an out...
Learn More
Hongrui Jiang, Seyyed Mohammad Moghimi | P180031US01

Technology

Wavefront Detector for Advanced Imaging

A wavefront sensor system suitable for integration into an integrated circuit light detector may provide for wave angle sensors having varying functional relationships between the wave angle and signa...
Learn More
Zongfu Yu, Soongyu Yi, Dianjing Liu | P180193US01

Technology

Ion Source

An ion source device for producing an ion beam may include a housing having an opening, a first electrode, and a second electrode. A portion of the first electrode and the second electrode may be loca...
Learn More
Andrew Seltzman | P170357US01

Technology

Micromachined Scanning Thermal Probe

Scanning thermal probes hold promise for many applications, including high-resolution temperature mapping (e.g., for ULSI circuit diagnostics), topographical mapping, photothermal absorption spectrosc...
Learn More
Yogesh Gianchandani, Mo-Huang Li, Julius Wu | P01026US

Technology

Bioreversible Protein Esterification

Proteins contain carboxyl groups. These charged groups make it difficult for any protein to enter a human (or other eukaryotic) cell. Modifying proteins to enter cells could revolutionize medicine, e....
Learn More
Ronald Raines, Nicholas McGrath | P130148US02

Technology

Strain-Tunable Light Emitting Diodes Using Germanium

Germanium (Ge), a group-IV semiconductor material, is crucial to many established and potential technologies. In optoelectronics, Ge has been used as a photodetector material for on-chip data distribu...
Learn More
Max Lagally, Jose Sanchez Perez | P140041US01

Technology

An Enhanced Method of Embedding Thin Film Sensors

Surface mounted and exposed sensors are used in objects commonly found in a modern society that range from simple temperature monitors to complex airbag ejection systems. But sensors located on the su...
Learn More
Xiaochun Li, Xudong Cheng, Arindom Datta | P07193US

Technology

Dielectric Sensor for Stress and Strain Detection

Load bearing structures experience stresses and/or strains that deform the material from which they are made. Regardless of a building component’s size, exposure to or tolerance for stress and s...
Learn More
Yuri Shkel, Ho Young Lee, Yiyan Peng | P08252US

Technology

Electrodes with Low-Cost Replaceable Tips

Electrodes routinely are used in electrochemical sensing, fuel cells, batteries and numerous other applications. Critically, the surface of an electrode must be clean before sensing elements can be at...
Learn More
Sundaram Gunasekaran, Jiang Yang | P120016US02

Technology

Ultra-Efficient Continuous Monitoring of Sensors

Tracking emissions, sensing earthquakes and monitoring patient brain waves are just a few of the applications that rely on changing, real-world information. In typical systems, sensors pass on raw dat...
Learn More
Mikko Lipasti, Atif Hashmi, Andrew Nere, Giulio Tononi | P130049US01

Technology

Ultrasonic Welding with Real-Time Quality Control

In ultrasonic welding, work pieces are clamped between a horn and anvil and then joined using high-frequency vibration energy. Friction and heat between the surfaces causes them to soften and meld tog...
Learn More
Xiaochun Li, Hongseok Choi, Hang Li, Wayne Cai, Jeff Abell, Jingzhou Zhao | P120081US01

WARF