This alpha-ordered listing of ATAMI technologies represents those available for licensing by OSU's Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development. The hyperlinked titles will take you to OCCD's available technologies database where each technology is discussed in more detail.

 


 

A High Flux Solar Thermal Receiver 

Technology Description: The microchannel based solar receiver (MSR) uses a modular arrangement of microchannels in its design that enable the working fluid to be heated in a concentrating solar receiver. The MSR is made of nickel super alloy and designed with the microchannels operating in parallel, which allows a large amount of flux to be removed ... 

 


 

A Simple and General Route to Digital Fabrication of Inorganic Electonic Materials 

Technology Description: OSU inventors, Dr.Chih-hung Chang, Doo Hyoung Lee and Yu-Jen Chang have developed simple and general routes to form high performance inorganic electronic materials( semiconductors, insulators, conductors and luminescent materials) that are suitable for digital fabrication.This newly invented route could be implemented through... 

 


 

Antimicrobial Surface Coating 

Technology Description: Some known antimicrobial compounds, such as nisin or other lantibiotics, which have highly surface active and bactericidal action, can be linked with a block polymer to form a long lasting antimicrobial surface coating. As for the block polymer, PLURONIC and end group activated polymers (EGAP) are used. Both of them can conta... 

 


 

Apparatus and Method for continuous Production of Semiconductor Nanoparticles 

Technology Description: This technology is a continuous-flow injection reactor and a method for continuous material synthesis, including the continuous synthesis of nanoparticles. The reactor features a mixing zone unit and a removable residence time unit coupled to the mixing unit. The mixing unit includes a series of inlets for reactant solutions ... 

 


 

Biolamina Plate Bioreactor 

Technology Description: This technology includes bioreactor devices capable of converting organic species into fuels using microchannel technology combined with bio-lamina substrates modified with biologically active materials. The reactor is comprised of lamina each containing an encapsulated biofilm that carries out a desired conversion reaction.

 


 

Chemical Stabilization of Graphite Electrodes 

Technology Description: The technology describes a simple, economical and scalable flow bath chemical treatment of a graphite electrode surface to extend its useful life by up to 10-fold. This chemical treatment method is applicable to numerous systems where graphite electrodes perform electrooxidation or electroreduction.Features & Benefits Che... 

 


 

Controlled synthesis of nanoparticles using ultrasound in continuous flow 

Technology Description: There are several methods for synthesis of nanoparticles of binary compounds like CdS, PbS, Ce02, Si02, Mo2C, W2C in both solution phase and vapor phase. Sonochemical methods are generally differentiated because of the unconventional heating method using ultrasound induced caviation. This results in very high local temperatur... 

 


 

Fabrication of Polycaprolactone (PCL) Microfluidic chips, Interconnects, and Microdevices 

Technology Description: This technology describes using uniformly thin polycaprolactone coated polymer as a bonding agent to enclose various microchannels made with hard polymer, including but not limited to PMMA,PC, PEI and PETE. The technology could also be applied to connect any hard polymer ports/headers to the aforementioned microchannels. The ... 

 


 

Flow Cell Design for Uniform Residence Time Fluid Flow in Micro-Dimension Channels 

Technology Description: This technology is a deposition reactor and method that allows for the depositing of uniformly thick layers of thin film material. This is due to the uniform residence time of the fluid flowing through the deposition chamber regulated by the architecture of the deposition chamber. The device can control flow variations in the... 

 


 

Fluidic devices with photo-actuated gates and re-patternable channels

Technology Description: This patented technology (US 8,580,161) describes ways of controlling fluid movement in microfluidic devices and microwell plates. Fluid movement is achieved by controlling gating, valving, and permeation using light-actuated compounds such as a spiropyran. Prototypes have been tested in the lab and we are looking for a lice...  

 


 

Heat-activated Heat-pump System with Compressor and Regenerator 

Technology Description: This heat-activated heat-pump system comprises a power cycle coupled to a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle both utilizing the same working fluid. The power cycle uses a boiler, an expander receiving superheated vapor and producing work from the superheated vapor, a condenser, and a pump. A regenerator conducts a first st... 

 


 

Hybrid Power and Cooling System 

Technology Description: The hybrid system incorporates novel heat activated cooling technologies to provide systems that operate with higher efficiencies and/or reduced fuel requirements. The system is capable of using both a power source and waste heat in order to generate power and cooling. In one application, the hybrid power/cooling arrangement ... 

 


 

Low Cost Methods for Producing Microchannel Process Technology 

Technology Description: This manufacturing architecture uses microchannel flow inserts to eliminate the need for small photochemically-machined features, thereby enabling the use of stamping and, in turn, improving the material utilization and reducing the cost of compact, microchannel heat exchangers made from refractory alloys needed for high-temp...

 


 

MEMS-Based Fuel Cell 

Technology Description: This invention describes the fuel cell architecture and the means to fabricate this architecture that would likely result in a high performance micro-fuel cell. The use of MEMS-based fabrication techniques for the manufacture of fuel cells offers the promise of increased performance out of a small package. Performance paramet... 

 


 

Microchannel-based Capacitive Desalination Technology 

Technology Description: Historical attempts at achieving practical capacitive desalination devices have failed due to a lack of appropriate materials and suitable designs. The current invention combines a novel electrode material with microscale architecture, laminated construction, and intricate flow and electronic control to achieve capacitive des... 

 


 

Microchemical Microfactories 

Technology Description: The microchemical nanofactories(MN) are an apparatus and system for creating specialty chemicals, such as dendrimers. This apparatus has a laminated, microfluidic structure with a reactor and a separator. The reactor part can finish the micro-mixing and control the temperature of reactants, either a heater or a cooler. The se... 

 


 

Micromixer for Nanomaterial Production 

Technology Description: This microreactor will mix the reactants in a micro-scale mixer, because of the better heat and mass transfer in it. There are many variations of micromixer devices that one could make. For example, the device could have one fluid inlet channel or multiple fluid inlet channels. There could be multiple pathways that vary in wi... 

 


 

Micronozzle Atomizer for Fluid Deposition 

Technology Description: Researchers at Oregon State University developed micronozzle airblast atomizers constructed in a laminate microchannel architecture. The micronozzle uses air curtains to precisely confine and deliver an array of droplets to a deposition surface or fluid. Microfluidic control valves provide discrete droplet flow to increase pr... 

 


 

Microscale Corona Reactor 

Technology Description: This technology provides a new process that enables high efficiency conversion of methane (e.g., from associated natural gas, or from anaerobic digestion of waste biomass) to liquid transportation fuels in the gasoline (~C10) or Diesel (~C16) range. This conversion is accomplished by the energetically efficient condensation o... 

 


 

Novel Continuous Flow Microchemical Systems for the Deposition of Functional Thin Films 

Technology Description: A micromixer mixes two fluid sources (sometimes only one) in order to initiate formation of deposition material, and a microchannel applicator is used to apply the deposition fluid to a substrate. A constant flux of reactant in a chemical bath solution ensures that the fluid remains homogenous, not allowing the solution to im... 

 


 

Resonately Coupled Alpha-Stirling Cooler 

Technology Description: Disclosed is a resonantly coupled alpha-Stirling cooler that has hot and cold variable-volume chambers, a regenerator, and a driver for maintaining reciprocating gas displacement between the chambers. Only the hot side of the cooler is driven; the cold side responds passively by resonant coupling. The phase difference between... 

 


 

Segmented Flow for a Continuous Flow Microwave Reactor 

Technology Description: This invention is a continuous, segmented flow reactor system and method for the production of high quality NCs with microwave radiation. The system for NCs synthesis consists of an NC precursor configured to include an NC precursor solution with the ability to include a microwave reactor, segmentation fluid source, or other ... 

 


 

SOFC Anode 

Technology Description: This invention reduces fuel requirements for the operations/shutdown of the SOFC system by allowing shut down of the fuel flow first. Prior solutions require maintaining fuel flow while shutting down the air from first to the fuel cell during shutdown. This leads to a loss of fuel during shutdown of the fuel cell operation. D... 

 


 

Solution-Based Process for Making Inorganic Materials 

Technology Description: This is a process for the solution-deposition of inorganic materials/compounds onto a target substrate. The solution is deposited onto the substrate using a process selected from a finite array of application options including but not limited to inkjet printing, spin coating, spray coating, and dip coating. This process provi...