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On-Chip Calibration And Control Of Optical Phased Arrays

Optimized on-chip control architecture and optimized phase shifter tuning strategy that scales to extremely large channel counts with significantly reduced on-chip footprint.

Half-Virtual-Half-Physical Microactuator

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a half-virtual-half-physical microactuator that utilizes a combination of computational models and microelectromechanical systems for use in medical devices and mechanical systems.

Use of Augmented Reality for Enhanced & Efficient Communication Technologies

A communication interaction paradigm based on augmented reality that enables a remote collaborator to control his/her viewpoint onto a remote scene and communication information with visual references such as identifying objects, locations, directions, spatial instructions, etc.

Single-Pixel Optical Technologies For Instantly Quantifying Multicellular Response Profiles

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine have proposed a new platform technology to actuate and sense force propagation in real-time for large sheets of cells.

An MR-Compatible System for Motion Emulation

Researchers at UCLA from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Radiological Sciences have developed a magnetic resonance (MR) compatible device that can emulate respiratory motion.

Composite Foam

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel composite foam for impact applications.

High Mobility Organic Semiconductors

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Improved Performance of III-Nitride Photonic Devices

Use of uniaxial strain to improve performance in optoelectronic devices.

MEM Microtabs for Aerodynamic Load Control

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) translational microtabs for enhancing and controlling aerodynamic loading of lifting surfaces.

Device for Manufacturing Intravascular Probes

A means of precisely positioning and joining two cylindrical bodies used in the construction of side-viewing rotational endoscopic imaging probes.

Lipoplex-Mediated Efficient Single-Cell Transfection Via Droplet Microfluidics

The invention is an on-chip, droplet based single-cell transfection platform providing higher efficiency and consistency compared to conventional methods. Novel techniques following cell encapsulation yields uniform lipoplex formation, which increases the transfection accuracy. The invention solves the dilemma of the trade-off between efficiency and cell viability, and offers a safe, cell friendly and high transfection solution that is crucial for applications like gene therapy, cancer treatment and regenerative medicine.

Electrode Agnostic, Supply Variant Stimulation Engine For Implantable Neural Stimulation

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented an innovative universal agnostic electrode for implantable neural stimulation and sensing.

Load Adaptive, Reconfigurable Active Rectifier for Multiple Input Multple Output (MIMO) Implant Power Management

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel full-fledged implant power management unit, which is highly programmable and can process multiple input power deliveries on-chip.

A High Dynamic-Range Sensing Front-End For Neural Signal Recording Systems

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel neural recording chopper amplifier for neuromodulation systems that can simultaneously record and stimulate.

Abrasive Jet Cutting Cartridges

UCLA researchers in the Department of Physics have proposed the use of solid rocket motors in abrasive jet machining.

Integrated Vacuum Pumping Aperture

UCLA researchers in the Department of Physics have developed an integratable aperture component for differential pumping in vacuum systems.

Accelerating palladium nanowire hydrogen sensors using engineered nanofiltration layers

Researchers at UCI have developed a method for enhancing existing hydrogen gas sensors, leading to as much as a 20-fold improvement in sensor response and recovery times.

A simple, accurate and inexpensive device pointing system using head tilt gesturing

Current device pointing systems, which control the movement of cursors on screens, suffer from several drawbacks which often preclude their use by individuals with special needs or medical conditions. This UCI invention describes a simple, inexpensive “head mouse” that, in combination with proprietary software, tracks the position of the head relative to the body, allowing for full control of a pointing device.

Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Optical Means for Surface Disinfection

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel surface disinfection material for use in hospital coatings.

Architected Material Design For Seismic Isolation

Just in the Los Angeles area alone, USGS database shows a 95.23% change of a major earthquake occurring. While there are a variety of seismic devices already installed for the protection of high value structures, other customizable, cost efficient devices currently don’t exist for a wide range of other structures such as apartments, residential homes, or event moderate to high value equipment and artifacts. University of California has invented a novel material and method for creating cost efficient seismic protection devices for all types of such structures.

Compact Ballistically Launchable Drone Capable of Mid-Air or Ground Deployment

Multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely popular among hobbyists and professionals and have evolved from toys into fully featured imaging platforms. While the use of drones or UAVs in logistical operations continues to grow, one of the challenges with launching an unmanned flying platform is the need for a flat open space clear of obstructions on take-off. This limitation prevents the use of these platforms from encumbered or tight spaces such as wooded or urban areas. As drones continue to integrate into daily life, the ability to launch them from a variety of situations becomes a necessity. 

Efficient UAV Flight Mechanism with Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Capability

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new flight mechanism that offers vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability and cruising speeds comparable with fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Purifying Breast Milk of Alcohol

Nursing mothers commonly abstain from drinking alcohol for up to a year or longer, to protect their infant from alcohol toxicity. This invention eliminates all alcohol from pumped breast milk, thus insuring infant safety and granting freedom to the mother who wishes to partake of alcoholic beverages.

Query-Based Graph Data Reduction

The invention is a set of algorithms that can reduce the amount of graph data for specific applications, based on the type of queries that the graph data needs to answer. Reducing graph data size for certain applications allows them to be run efficiently on devices with limited storage and/or bandwidth.

Integrated Electrowetting Nanoinjector and Aspirator

Gene therapy applications necessitate cell transfection techniques for delivering biomaterial into multiple or a single cell(s). The global market for transfection technologies can be worth more than half a billion by 2017. Current viral and chemical transfection techniques have limited ease of fabrication, transfection efficiency, dosage control, and cell viability. The invention discloses a simple yet efficient technique for nanoinjection of material into a single cell with high transfection efficiency, controlled dosage delivery, and full cell viability.

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