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2022-036 Giant Magnetoelasticity Enabled Self-Powered Pressure Sensor
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed a soft material system that generates a giant magnetoelastic effect to enable self-powered pressure sensors for biomonitoring in wearable devices. Background: The magnetoelastic effect is the change in a material’s magnetic properties under mechanical stress or deformation....
Published: 6/23/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jun Chen
Keywords(s): Bioelectromagnetics, Biosensor, Elastic Modulus, Elastic Modulus Thermal Grease, Electromagnetism, Implant (Medicine), Magnetoresistive , Piezoelectric Sensor, Power Electronics, Robotics, Sensor
Category(s): Electrical, Electrical > Sensors, Materials, Materials > Composite Materials, Materials > Functional Materials, nanosensor, Nanotechnology, Electrical > Instrumentation, Mechanical, Mechanical > Instrumentation
Seeing Through Random Diffusers Without a Computer (UCLA Case ID 2021-359)
Summary: UCLA researchers in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed an all optics-based system that can perform image reconstruction at the speed of light for images distorted by light scattering and diffusion. Background: Imaging is an essential technique for everything from biomedical optics and atmospheric physics...
Published: 6/16/2022   |   Inventor(s): Aydogan Ozcan, Yi Luo, Ege Cetintas, Yair Rivenson
Keywords(s): Automation, Computer Vision, Digital Electronics, Electronics & Semiconductors, Optics, Photonics, Remote Sensing, Robotics, Signal Reconstruction, Turbines
Category(s): Electrical, Electrical > Electronics & Semiconductors, Electrical > Imaging, Electrical > Photonics, Mechanical, Mechanical > Instrumentation, Mechanical > Optics, Mechanical > Robotics, Mechanical > turbines, optics/photonics
2022-060 High-Speed Large-Range Flexure-Based 6-Axis Stage
SUMMARY: UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a 6-axis positioner (hexblade positioner) that achieves high speeds over large ranges with high precision along all six degrees of freedom. BACKGROUND: Motion-stage positioners with six degrees of freedom are desirable due to their ability to move...
Published: 5/16/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Hopkins, Zhidi Yang
Keywords(s): Actuator, Biomaterial 3D Printing, Manufacturing
Category(s): Materials, Materials > Construction Materials, Mechanical, Mechanical > Manufacturing, Mechanical > Mechanical Systems, Mechanical > Robotics
2021-217 Air-Breathing Electric Thruster
SUMMARY: UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed air-breathing electric thrusters that would allow satellites to operate in very low Earth orbit (VLEO) for a wide array of applications. BACKGROUND: The majority of spacecraft operate in low Earth orbit (LEO) due to the many advantages of operating...
Published: 3/31/2022   |   Inventor(s): Richard Wirz, Patrick Crandall
Keywords(s): Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric Entry, Communications Satellite, Drag (Physics), Propulsion, Spacecraft, Telecommunication, Transportation
Category(s): Mechanical, Mechanical > aerospace, Mechanical > Combustion / Emissions, Mechanical > engines, Mechanical > Propulsion, water monitoring
SUMMARY: UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a method for green hydrogen production through high flux solar heating and a porous substrate. BACKGROUND: With populations rising and the search for more sustainable sources of energy accelerating, hydrogen has been touted as a desirable sustainable...
Published: 11/29/2021   |   Inventor(s): Timothy Fisher
Keywords(s): Concentrated Solar Power Chemical Engineering, Energy Efficiency, Energy Generation & Storage, Energy Generation, Transmission, or Storage, Environmental Remediation, Functional Materials, Hydrogen, Methane, Methane Reformer, Methane Reformer Hydrogen Production, Renewable Energy, Solar Cell, Solar Energy, Thermal Energy Storage
Category(s): Mechanical > Energy Efficiency, Mechanical > Energy Generation, Transmission, or Storage, Mechanical, Materials, Materials > Functional Materials
SUMMARY: UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a passive method for water desalination that does not require direct solar irradiation. BACKGROUND: With increasing water scarcity there is now a significant push to find efficient and low-cost methods to generate fresh water from seawater or other...
Published: 11/17/2021   |   Inventor(s): Aaswath Raman, Jyotirmoy Mandal, Xin Huang
Keywords(s): Desalination, Desalination Wastewater, Energy & Water, Energy Efficiency, Functional Materials, Mechanical, Renewable Energy
Category(s): Mechanical, Mechanical > Energy Efficiency, Mechanical > Energy Generation, Transmission, or Storage, Materials > Functional Materials, Materials, Materials > water filtration and desalination
SUMMARY: UCLA researchers in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery have developed a novel articulating armature that can easily and precisely position surgical instruments with a quick-release locking mechanism that facilitates surgical processes. BACKGROUND: During surgical procedures, surgeons and hospital staff often juggle with a large numbers...
Published: 10/26/2021   |   Inventor(s): Nelson Soohoo
Keywords(s): Hospital Systems And Devices, Mechanical, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Device, Medical Devices and Materials, Surgery, Surgical Instrument, Surgical Tools
Category(s): Mechanical, Medical Devices and Materials, Medical Devices and Materials > surgical tools, Medical Devices and Materials > hospital systems and devices, Mechanical > Mechanical Systems
2021-266 Dynamic Imaging and Characterization of Volatile Aerosols Using Deep Learning-Based Holographic Microscopy
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a method to directly measure the volatility of particulate matter associated with aerosols. Background: Exposure to particulate matter (PM) generated from aerosols such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cooking, vehicles, and other tobacco products have...
Published: 7/28/2021   |   Inventor(s): Aydogan Ozcan, Yichen Wu, Yi Luo
Category(s): Mechanical, Mechanical > Sensors, Chemical, Chemical > Instrumentation & Analysis, Chemical > Sensors
2020-878 Compliant Self-Anchoring Screw
SUMMARYUCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a passively anchoring screw that won’t loosen once it is twisted in place, but can be unscrewed using a screw driver.BACKGROUNDWhile threaded fastener designs allow for easy on/off or replacement, there is always the risk that a screw may come loose...
Published: 3/10/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Hopkins, Hando Kim
Category(s): Mechanical, Therapeutics & Vaccines > dental, Mechanical > Mechanical Systems, Materials > Construction Materials
2016-229 Balloon Robot
SUMMARYThe Hong group at UCLA has developed a bi-pedal robot that incorporates multiple gas-filled balloons to provide support and balance.BACKGROUNDHumanoid robots with the ability to move have long been part of the entertainment industry. For example, humanoid robots are used in science fiction movies and can be used to interact with members of a...
Published: 8/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Dennis Hong, Sepehr Ghassemi
Category(s): Robotics, Mechanical
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