This alpha-ordered listing of ATAMI technologies represents those available for licensing by Oregon State University Advantage. 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 ... 

Inventors: Monte Kevin Drost, Vinod Narayanan, Brian Fronk, Sourabh Apte, Thomas L'estrange, Erfan Rasouli, Kyle Zada, Eric Truong, Charles Rymal



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... 

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Doo-Hyoung Lee, Yu-Jen Chang



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...

Inventors: Joseph Mcguire, Pranav Joshi



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 ... 

Inventors: Chih-Hung ChangHyundae Jin, Yu-Wei Su



Atomically Smooth Nanoporous Alumina Thin Films

Technology Description: This technology is a novel method for producing near-atomically smooth, porous alumina thin films by spin coating, in ambient conditions, using aqueous precursors. By utilizing this method, the refractive index of the alumina thin film is tunable from 1.56 to 1.26 by the introduction of a nonionic surfactant in the aqueous precursors.

InventorsDouglas Keszler, Cory Perkins, Ryan Mansergh, Juan Ramos



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.

Inventors: Goran Jovanovic, Kate Schilke, Frederick Atadana, Chris Loeb



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... 

Inventors: Alexandre Yokochi, Michael Lerner, Alexander Bistrika



Conductive Metalorganic Framework Chemical Sensors

Technology Description: This technology is a gas sensing device made of a highly oriented metal-organic framework (MOF) material on an oxide substrate. The MOF is also made conductive by the addition of a redox active molecule. The conductive MOF is made without using a gold substrate, and the method of assembling the MOF layers incorporating...

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Ki-Joong KimAlan Wang, Yujing Zhang, Xinyuan Chong



Contact Lens with Transparent Biosensor Array

Technology Description: This technology describes an array of field effect transistors (FETs) that are functionalized to detect biological markers with high sensitivity and specificity. The FET sensors are made of transparent materials processed at relatively low temperatures, allowing for the sensors to be deposited on clear and curved surfaces...

Inventors: Gregory Herman, Xiaosong Du



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... 

Inventors: Brian Paul, Barath Palanisamy



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 ... 

Inventors: Vincent Remcho, Myra Koesdjojo, Jintana Nammoonnoy



Fiber Optic Infrared Absorption Gas Sensors with Metal-Organic Framework Materials

Technology Description: The fiber-optic chemical sensing platform couples light guides with a metal-organic framework (MOF) and plasmonic nanomaterial sensing components to provide increased near-infared (NIR) detection sensitivity. The MOF thin films rapidly absorb and sense gases by leveraging a network of plasmonic nanocrystals that act at the NIR range to...

Inventors: Alan Wang, Chih-Hung Chang, Paul Ohodnicki, Ki-Joong Kim, Xinyuan Chong



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...  

Inventors: Vincent Remcho, Jintana NammoonnoyMyra Koesdjojo



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... 

Inventors: Monte Kevin Drost, Thomas Herron, Richard Peterson



In-situ Reactive Inks for Printable Conductive Features at Room Temperature

Technology Description: Researchers at OSU have developed a method for integrating a novel in situ method of producing reactive metal inks with a high precision printing process to fabricate silver features on the scale of 100’s of microns, all at room temperature. Known chemistries are used in a novel microreactor to produce reactive ink compositions in situ to...

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Chang-Ho Choi



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...

Inventors: Brian Paul, Samuel Brannon



Membrane Heat and Mass Exchanger

Technology Description: The technology is a parallel membrane gas-to-gas heat and mass exchanger (HMX). The HMX is composed of multiple flat, thin, stacked membrane layers that are not capable of self-support over long spans. An adhesive is used to provide support and separation between membrane layers while an external frame provides...

Inventors: Brian PaulHailei Wang, Brian Fronk, Paul Armatis, Steven Kawula, Chuankai Song



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... 

Inventors: Daniel Kearl, David Champion, Gregory Herman, Richard Peterson



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... 

Inventors: Monte Kevin Drost, Goran Jovanovic, Chris Loeb, Thomas Lindner



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... 

Inventors: Brian Paul, Anna Garrison



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... 

Inventors: Richard Todd Miller, Neill Thornton



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... 

Inventors: Alexandre Yokochi, Goran Jovanovic, Yu Miao, Yousef Alanazi, Justin Pommerenck, Peter Kreider



Microscale Thermochemical Reactor for Production of DME

Technology Description: Researchers at OSU have developed a microscale reactor for the efficient gas phase conversion of CO2 and methane to dimethyl ether (DME). The device architecture utilizes millimeter to sub-millimeter characteristic lengths and novel pillar features to achieve rapid diffusion and heat conduction, improving yield and thermal ef...

Inventors: Lucas Freiberg, Matthew Coblyn, Nicholas AuYeung, Goran Jovanovic



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... 

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Prakash Mugdur



Novel Multifunctional Heterogeneous Surface for Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer and its Fabrication

Technology Description: Researchers at Oregon State University developed novel heterogeneous surface structures tailored to enhance bubble dynamics and nucleate boiling heat transfer, at the liquid and heated surface interface. The patterned heterogeneous surface structures utilize hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties to encourage...

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Chang-Ho Choi



ODS Steel made by Additive Manufacturing

Technology Description: Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a method for producing ODS steel using additive manufacturing techniques. Compared to conventional means for making ODS steel, this process avoids challenges with casting, ball milling, and component fabrication by selective doping of the oxide phase into a powder bed prior to fusion and bei...

Inventors: Brian Paul, Somayeh Pasebani, Burak Sencer, Chih-Hung Chang, Goran Jovanovic, Brian Fronk, Kijoon Lee, Milad Ghayoor, Yujuan He, Matthew Coblyn, Paul Armatis, William Pratte



Photoreactor for Treatment of Jaundice

Technology Description: Oregon State University is seeking a licensee or research collaborator for development or commercialization of a microfluidic visible light photoreactor for the treatment of jaundice in neonatal patients. The device enables safe extracorporeal blood treatment, making it an excellent replacement for equally effective, yet risk...

Inventors: John Lahmann, Adam Higgins



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 ... 

Inventors: Gregory Herman, Brian Paul, Chih-Hung Chang, Ki-Joong Kim, Richard Oleksak, Padmavathi Chandran, Eric Hostetler, Brendan Flynn, Daniel Peterson, Bob Fitzmorris, Gustavo Albuquerque



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... 

Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Wei Wang



Solution Deposition of Amorphous Zirconia Thin Films

Technology Description: OSU researchers have developed methods of making amorphous zirconium and hafnium halogenides with aqueous solution processing. The resulting films are extremely smooth, nearly as dense as fully densified crystalline films, and have high optical transparency.

Inventors: James Sommers, Jenn Amador, Douglas Keszler



Solution Deposition of Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films

Technology Description: This technology is an aqueous solution deposition process for making high quality thin films of tin oxide, tin antimony oxide, and doped compositions of both. Films made by these methods are extremely smooth, highly transparent, and can be made at variable thicknesses from several nanometers up to a micron. 

Inventors: Douglas Keszler, Cory Perkins