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WARF Advances in Engineering and Computer Science | July 2024

Top licensing prospects from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

High-Efficiency Drive Circuit and Bidirectional FET
The bidirectional FET switch employs a single gate architecture that eliminates power loss from shunting diodes. A special gate drive circuit provides high-speed switching of the bidirectional FET by actively sinking and sourcing gate currents.
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Generating Digital Images Using Low Bit Depth Image Sensor Data
This novel technique compensates for motion between high-noise frames using a recurrent convolutional neural network. The core building block in the new model is the convolutional long short-term memory (LSTM) layer.
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Architechted Carbon Nanotube Foams
The vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) foams undergo collective sequentially progressive buckling under compressive loading. They exhibit bulk strain recovery of over 80% and superior thermal stability.
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Flexible Multi-Variable Sensor
A pair of mechanical engineers, in conjunction with an industry partner, has developed a printed serpentine trace that can act as both a temperature sensor and a strain/flow sensor.
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Analyzing Subsurface Formations
A UW geoscientist has developed a digital system for controlling pressure oscillations within a wellbore, as well as associated monitoring equipment and analysis codes. The system provides improved estimates of aquifer/reservoir permeability and storage coefficients, and information about connectivity between wells.
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In Vacuo Preparation of Cryo-Electron Microscopy Samples
This new cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) sample preparation method combines biomolecular vapor deposition (BVD) with an improved TEM grid handling system. It provides excellent thermal and electric conductivity and reduces sample prep time and costs.
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Featured UW-Madison Researcher

Jesse Hampton, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

“Jesse’s industrial experience and enthusiasm for education and research are inspiring. His background and research interests in improving infrastructure and energy generation through sensing and data analysis have near-term commercial applicability, which we are excited to help translate into real-world impact.”

Justin Anderson, WARF Senior Intellectual Property Manager

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