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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.

High-Efficiency One-Cell-One-Bead Encapsulation In Droplets

A high-efficiency single-cell droplet encapsulation method to improve single cell pharmacological assay throughput.

Wireless In Situ Sensors in Stents for the Treatment and Monitoring of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel wireless sensor for external and internal biosensing applications.

Exercise Promotion, Measurement, and Monitoring System

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel wireless sensor and exercise system for real-time exercise promotion and monitoring.

Frequency-Based Filtering of Mechanical Actuation

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have created a device that delivers pressure or displacement to specific locations based on the frequency of the actuator used as input.

Scalable Phased Array Standing Wave Architecture

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a standing wave architecture for scalable and wideband millimeter wave and terahertz radiator and phased arrays.

Nanoporous Metal Foam Filters for Clean Air

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed nanoporous metal foams as universal pollutant arrestors.

Highly Stretchable & Flexible Electronic Sensors

A new approach to creating highly stretchable electronic devices using twisted conductive microtubules.

Method for Optimizing System Efficiency and Demand Response Performance of Variable-Speed/Variable-Capacity Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a methodology which maximizes the overall efficiency of variable-speed heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioner systems with minimal hardware changes.

Revolutionizing Micro-Array Technologies: A Microscopy Method and System Incorporating Nanofeatures

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel lensfree incoherent holographic microscope using a plasmonic aperture.

Lensfree Super-Resolution Holographic Microscopy Using Wetting Films On A Chip

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel lensfree super-resolution holographic microscope using wetting films on a chip.

Quantum Dot Enabled Detection Of Escherichia Coli Using A Cell-Phone

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a platform that can detect E. coli using a cell phone.

Fluorescent Imaging Of Single Nano-Particles And Viruses On A Smart-Phone

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel field portable fluorescence microscope that can be used as a smart phone accessory.

Quantification Of Plant Chlorophyll Content Using Google Glass

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel device that can quantify chlorophyll concentration in plants using a custom-designed Google Glass app.

Single Molecule Imaging and Sizing of DNA on a Cell Phone

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a light-weight and cost-effective fluorescence microscope installed on a cell phone.

Concentration Of Nanoparticles By Zone Heating Method

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have invented a novel method to concentrate nanoparticles (NPs) into metal crystals via zone melting.

Digital Droplet Microflowmetry Enabled By Interfacial Instability

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a non-thermal, digital microfluidic flowmeter with the ability to measure ultralow flow rates.

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