technologies available for licensing

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a variety of technologies ranging from chemicals to lighting systems to algorithms and everything in-between. Rensselaer’s technologies can help you start a company or be a great addition to your current technology portfolio. To see what technologies are currently available for licensing at Rensselaer, please use the search below. If you have a technology need that Rensselaer’s technologies don’t currently solve, please reach out to IPO to discuss more your needs.

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Solid state radiation detectors, such as neutron detectors and gamma ray detectors, have been proposed as alternatives to gas-tube based detectors. Radiation-detecting hetero-structures may be formed by using physical etching processes, such as reactive ion etching (RIE) to form trenches in a semiconductor substrate, followed by using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to…
The intelligent control of lighting has the potential to bring benefits in energy consumption, human comfort and well-being, and worker productivity. Existing systems have various drawbacks including: (1) they often only detect the presence of people, and not their number and spatial distribution in the room; and (2) they typically use cameras or other high resolution sensors…
Current DRAM chips can ensure error-free data storage (except for radiation-induced soft errors), which largely simplifies the overall computing system design. Each DRAM cell contains one transistor and one capacitor. Unfortunately, it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain the sufficiently large capacitance (hence error-free data storage). It has become clear that STT…
Pictures taken with most camera flashlights are often considered unnatural looking due to a mismatch of the illuminance and color temperature between the flash light and the ambient light in the scene. Subsequently, image rendering software is used to enhance the picture to a desirable look or several pictures must be taken attempting a better capture. A smart light system has…
Advances in the semiconductor industry continue to be desired to address demand for semiconductor devices capable of high performance and low power consumption in a wide variety of applications. In one or more applications, enhanced high-voltage semiconductor devices such as, enhanced Schottky diodes, p-i-n diodes, insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), bipolar junction…
Multi-phase motor drives, including induction motors and permanent magnet motors, are used in a wide variety of applications and offer fault-tolerant operation under faults in motor windings and converter switches. Symmetrical multi-fed drives based on three-phase modules are of special interest in safety critical applications. They offer simple control under a fault…
This technology relates to electrical power supply systems, and provides a scalable, general-purpose, power flow calculation method and system that reduces or eliminates non-converging power system voltage stability calculation issues using an advantageous bus type. The system outperforms the conventional calculation method where the power flow solution diverges due to ill-…
This technology relates to nanoparticles that are particularly beneficial in optical systems. The nanoparticles include phosphor-functionalized particles with an inorganic nanoparticle core, surface polymer brushes in the form of long and short-chain polymers bonded to the inorganic nanoparticle core, and organic phosphors bonded to the inorganic nanoparticle core or the…
This technology relates to highly sensitive and large area optical sensor arrays with smart control that feature wireless operation. The optical sensors convert sensed illumination into a corresponding impedance (e.g., capacitance, inductance, etc.). The resulting impedance can then be easily integrated into a wireless signal generator (e.g., an LC or tank circuit), such that…
This technology relates to control schemes for multi-terminal DC power systems. Safe control of such systems is complex and requires very fast communication. This technology address this by eschewing central control by applying autonomous local control methods to both sending and receiving terminals of the multi-terminal DC system. The system utilizes either a voltage…