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Commutation technique for an ac-to-ac converter based on state machine control

This invention is a technique that resolves current commutation challenges in various types of ac-ac switching power converters. It also applies to inverters and...

RMPA Compact Pattern-Reconfigurable Microstrip Parasitic Arrays

 

This invention is a class of low-power smart antennas, operating at millimeter and microwave frequencies, which are controlled by electronically manipulating the...

Method for Isolating Antennas Using Meandered-Line Ground Plane Surface Wave Filter

 

A wireless communication device includes multiple antennas spaced apart from each other. Also included is a dielectric substrate with electrically conductive...

Control Methods and Circuits for Extremely Fast Response in Switching Power Converters

 

A method for accomplishing energy changes for a power converter to minimize an impact of a disturbance. The power converter includes energy storage and switches....

Microvascular Networks and Composite Materials Using Sacrificial Fibers

 

This technology is a biologically inspired 3D microvascular networks within composite materials provide damage management and active temperature regulation. 

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High Efficiency Photocatalytic Systems

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a high efficiency photocatalytic system using novel oxide materials that allow absorption of a broader...

Stretchable Batteries With Self-Similar Serpentine Interconnects and Integrated Wireless Recharging Systems

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new design for manufacturing stretchable batteries with "self-similar serpentine interconnects" that...

Novel Method for the Production of Nylon

University of Illinois researchers have identified a new process for the production of nylon. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers, however the common...

Advanced Technique for Processing Sacrificial Fibers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method for making sacrificial fibers. This method can be used to produce larger and more complex...

Advanced Technique for Processing Sacrificial Fibers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method for making sacrificial fibers. This method can be used to produce larger and more complex...

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