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Crosslinked Thermoreversible Pluronic Hydrogels for Prosthetic Disc Nucleus Replacement
An easily injectable crosslinked hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel that can be used as a prosthetic replacement for a spinal disc nucleus Background: When a spinal disc becomes damaged due to trauma or disease resulting in a disc herniation, it may become necessary to replace a natural spinal disc nucleus with a prosthesis. Such prostheses should preferably...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Miriam Rafailovich, Raphael Davis, Divya Bhatnagar
Keywords(s): Gelatin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrogels, Pluronic, Spinal Disc, Technologies, thermoreversible
Category(s): Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Material and Composites, Campus > Stony Brook University
Natural Enamel
A method to produce natural enamel that minimizes microleakage with better esthetic acceptance Background: CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology in dentistry provides a range of dental restorations including crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, fixed bridges and dental implant restorations. The materials...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Stephanos Kyrkanides, Li Ma, Sabine Brouxhon
Keywords(s): CAD/CAM, enamel, restoration, Technologies, tooth
Category(s): Healthcare IT, Information Technology, Material and Composites, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University
Method for Preparing Chemical/Surface Modified Nanocrystalline Cellulose
Inpart-Short description Background: There is a growing interest in the development of nanocomposites consisting of organic polymers and various nanomaterials. In general, composites have been used extensively in civil infrastructure applications and their use continues to grow in the new and existing structures via retrofits, rehabilitations, and...
Published: 8/25/2020   |   Inventor(s): Alexander Orlov, Daniel Knopf, Robert Grubbs, Girish Ramakrishnan
Keywords(s): Functionalization, In flight, Nanocrystalline Cellulose, surface modifications, Technologies
Category(s): Material and Composites, Environment, Energy Conservation, Clean Energy, Campus > Stony Brook University
Highly Porous Fibrous Network Materials for Gas Filtration
A nanofibrous gas filtration membrane with tunable pore size and low pressure drop ideal for filtering fumes, viruses and particulate matter Background: Filtration is used to separate one substance from another by entrapment within or on a filter medium. Air filtration can be important in both industrial and personal applications, especially as pollution...
Published: 8/25/2020   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
Keywords(s): 3-dimantional network structure, air filtration, Cellulose nanofibers, chemically cross-linking, gas filtration, membrane, polysaccharide nanofibers, Technologies
Category(s): Material and Composites, Research Tools and Reagents, Electronics and Electronic Materials, Campus > Stony Brook University
New Polymeric Material for Cell Culture Devices
A treated particle with a dual layer coating for use in a variety of healthcare and cosmetic products Background: The electrochemical activation process is well known in the water treatment purification industry. RSS.HDTechnology> Technology Overview: < This invention relates to a treated particle having a core particle that is fully coated...
Published: 8/25/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lee Wilson, Alexander Lee, Miriam Rafailovich
Keywords(s): Cell Culture, Cell Growth, Polymer, Technologies
Category(s): Material and Composites, Research Tools and Reagents, Campus > Stony Brook University
The Addition of Graphene and Metal or Metal Oxide-Modified Graphene to Improve Organic Solar Cells
The addition of graphene or metal-graphene to organic polymer solar cells improves energy production without high silicon costs Background: Presently, organic solar cells are extremely expensive due to the materials used. Additionally, they are inefficient due to a large amount of energy lost in the production process. This discovery offers...
Published: 8/24/2020   |   Inventor(s): Miriam Rafailovich, Rebecca Isseroff, Li Hongfei, Andrew Chen
Keywords(s): Energy, Graphene, Polymer, Technologies
Category(s): Energy Conservation, Electronics and Electronic Materials, Material and Composites, Campus > Stony Brook University
Compact Spectrometer for X-rays
Cost-effective spectrometer focusing apparatus for portable X-ray imaging Background: An x-ray spectrometer is an optical device used to resolve and select different x-ray photon energies. The x-ray spectrometer operates by using a diffractive crystal. A von Hamos x-ray spectrometer includes an x-ray source defined by a rectangular slit, a cylindrical...
Published: 8/24/2020   |   Inventor(s): Paul Northrup
Keywords(s): diffraction, Technologies, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray spectrometer
Category(s): Electronics and Electronic Materials, Education and Training, Material and Composites, Optics and Photonics, Research Tools and Reagents, Campus > Stony Brook University
Systems and Methods for Self-Cleaning Solar Panels Using an Electrodynamic Shield
A transparent electrodynamic screen that automatically removes dust from solar panels and concentrators, increasing cleaning efficiency Background: Due to the extensive sun exposure, solar plants are usually located in semi-arid and desert regions; these also happen to be the dustiest locations in the world, meaning the equipment gets dusty very quickly....
Published: 7/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Alexander Orlov
Keywords(s):  
Category(s): Clean Energy, Material and Composites, Optics and Photonics, Sensors
Nanofibrous Materials for Heavy Metal Absorption
Water filtration membranes with polysaccharide fibers that allow for binding of heavy metal ions Background: Agriculture and manufacturing methods have caused large-scale heavy metal ion (lead, arsenic, mercury, etc.) pollution. This is a major public safety issue for drinking water, since these pollutants can contaminate rivers and lakes. Public...
Published: 7/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Robert Grubbs, Rui Yang
Keywords(s): Technologies
Category(s): Material and Composites, Nanotechnology, Campus > Stony Brook University
Graphene Laminate Structures
Compositions and architectures (with production methods) having improved mechanical strength, optical transparency, and electrical mobility Background: Laminate glass films suffer from an inherent trade off between the strength, weight, and optical transparency. Ballistic and blast protection can be improved by adding thicker or additional layers...
Published: 7/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Matthew Eisaman, Jan Folkson, Joseph Andrade
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Category(s): Material and Composites, Nanotechnology, Campus > Stony Brook University
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