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ud18-07 – APPLICATIONS: A process has been designed to form a new polymer material made
from amino acids. The resulting polymer can be of various dimensions (one, two,
or three dimensional) and would allow for impact in environmental, energy, and
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: The process uses peptide assembly to allow for precise size and
arrangement of polymers. Prior methods are... Read More
APPLICATIONS: A process has been designed to prevent cell response of catabolic
activity in cartilage. Through the administration of two common drugs, the catabolic
enzymes that are released by cells after joint injuries become inhibited. This
has potential to limit or prevent osteoarthritis and cartilage degeneration.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: During stimulations in the joints due to... Read More
ud18-30 – APPLICATION: This is a potent new process in
which a desired protein can be cleared from the cell by avoiding degradation,
resulting in rapid accumulation of the protein of interest. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: At the moment, there are no technologies or processes that allow for the
regulation of protein stability using other proteins intracellularly other than
this process. There are other... Read More
ud18-31 – APPLICATION: This
is a potential invention with an internal reflection element which allows for
the addition of a stir bar into an electrochemical cell, along with allowing
liquid phase observation of electrochemical reactions via infrared spectroscopy
while minimizing mass transport limitations.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Spectro-electrochemical cells are currently used in academic... Read More
ud18-33 – APPLICATION: This is
a potent innovation in the treatment of coronary artery disease. The innovation
facilitates the revascularization of coronary vessels.
Coronary stents have been used in the treatment of coronary
artery disease throughout the past medical history. Many of these stents that
are currently used are made as a bare metal stent. These bare metal... Read More
ud18-34 – APPLICATION: This is
an innovation process in which evaporation is reduced, and the water retention
and moisture content in soil is increased. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Water scarcity is one of the biggest global
issues in the world that people are predicted to face in the coming years.
Droughts are already a huge problem in the agricultural sector, and this
problem is only predicted to get... Read More
ud18-29 – APPLICATION: This is an innovative method to prepare
silver-amended carbon sorbents for drinking water and irrigation water
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Current water/humidified-air purification systems are able to effectively
reduce contaminants but cannot be re-generated after use. This method seeks to
address this problem by providing a lasting, predictable, and... Read More
ud18-41 – APPLICATION: This
invention is a process of Atomic Force Microscope lateral force calibration
that utilizes an innovative reference spring method.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has proven invaluable for fundamental
studies of materials, mechanics and tribology. However, it remains difficult to
quantify friction and friction measurement uncertainty due to the... Read More
ud18-40 – APPLICATION: This invention is an improved method for
profiling deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) utilizing the cell lysate-based
strategy in live cells.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Activity-based ubiquitin probes (ABP’s) have been widely used to
investigate the function and activity of DUBs. This DUB profiling has been
carried out mostly with either purified proteins on in cell-free lysates.... Read More
ud18-35 – APPLICATION: This is an innovative process for the
electrochemical conversion of carbon monoxide to multi-carbon products
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Using fossil fuels as an energy source poses an environmental threat and is
a non-sustainable practice. This process for carbon monoxide conversion solves
these problems by sustainably producing valuable industrial chemicals such as
ethylene,... Read More