This invention is a 3-axis machine for micro-milling and drilling. It is built through the compilation of new uses for existing technology, improvements of existing products, and novel solutions to the design challenges of a miniature machine tool. This machine solves several of the problems that have been associated with creating a miniature micro-machining platform and takes miniature machine tools from the laboratory stage of development to a product that can be easily commercialized.
The system provides a noninvasive, damage-free imaging technique for live subjects at a lower cost than traditional methods.
This technology is a personalized search toolbar that adapts to user interest based on search context and history, returning results that have a high probability of reflecting the user's original search intent without requiring any explicit user feedback. Based on research from the User-Centered Adaptive Information Retrieval (UCAIR) project in the Department of Computer Science, this technology complements search engines by providing more relevant results to the user.
This versatile and highly efficient refractometer determines the concentration of a fluid by measuring in real time the index of refraction of a fluid.
In regions that traditionally support cereal crops, penetration of the viticulture industry has been difficult because of widespread use of 2,4-D broadleaf-weed killer on large industrial fields. Typical formulations of the ubiquitous herbicide are highly volatile and are prone to drifting long distances.
Innovative and Versatile System for Measurement of Thickness, Uniformity, Delamination, and Integrity of In Situ Thin Films
This technology is a new method for measuring the thickness and integrity of thin films (nanometer to micron thickness), primarily those deposited on semiconductor substrates, although it is broadly applicable to many material systems. It provides direct measurements, is relatively inexpensive, and can be implemented inline with an existing process. An invaluable series of applications exist for determination of film uniformity, extent of film lamination, and defect detection.
AFM Cantilever for Measuring or Actuating Temperature-Dependent Electrical Potential with Nanometer-Scale Resolution
Temperature limits the sensitivity and resolution of every surface electrical potential measurement made by an AFM today. With existing AFM probes, temperature and current cannot be modulated, thus it is difficult to control temperature or to measure electrical potential at the tip. This device uses an integrated resistive heating element and temperature controls to combine temperature applications with voltage measurements to remove the uncertainty of temperature in surface electrical potential measurements.
A Joint Decoding and Equalization Algorithm for increased efficiency and lowered complexity in digital communication systems
Reduce signal distortion and system complexity and increase computational efficiency in digital communications systems with an algorithm that combines the equalization and decoding tasks into one proc
Long-Range Energy Transfer via Quenching Surfaces for the Detection of Biomolecular Binding and Unbinding
This technology is a rapid, simple and sensitive method for detecting the binding or unbinding of biomolecules using a silicon wafer.
A major problem with quantum dot (QD) lasers is the stochastic nature of QD structures, the lack of uniformity, the insufficient QD density, and the poor QD-to-QD coupling.