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PowerDown (tm) Electric Value Indicator
PowerDown is a unique means of providing electrical power grid information to the consumer to increase overall energy efficiency. This information will be relayed to the consumer through a simple LED system to inform them of current usage rates in a simple and easily understandable means. This helps to empower the consumer to become more involved in...
Published: 6/24/2022   |   Inventor(s): James Jindrick
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation, Technology Classifications > Software & Information Technology
Metal Hydrogen pH Electrode
This technology is a simple metal electrode that reacts to the presence of hydrogen ion, for use in measuring the pH of a fluid. Background: pH sensors are sensors that measure, the acidity or alkalinity of a fluid. They can measure pH in a variety of ways, one of which is through use of an electrode. The electrode is placed within the fluid, and the...
Published: 5/6/2022   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio, James Makel, Inho Song
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Fuel Cells, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental
Carbon Capture Using Microalgae Cultivated in Scalable Photobioreactors Paired with a Particle Filtration System
This invention offers a method to offset carbon emissions for industries where carbon-neutral operations are particularly challenging (e.g., airlines, shipping). Due to the intrinsic scalability of this invention, it has a potential to provide the most cost-effective solution to massive (hundreds of ktons to Gtons-level) CO2 extraction, thereby contributing...
Published: 5/5/2022   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Apai, Joel Cuello
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Agriculture & Horticulture > Agricultural Engineering
The Closed Loop Comfort-Cost Control Thermostat and Monitor
This technology utilizes a novel management framework for thermostats targeted towards the end-user. Using a data-driven prediction component to learn data relationships, this technology predicts future HVAC loads within a given time frame. In its totality, the cost-effective hardware monitor with cloud-based computation and control calculations has...
Published: 4/21/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Sprinkle, Xiao Qin, Susan Lysecky
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics > Digital Circuits, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Networking, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Sensors & Controls
HVAC Prediction Software for a Cost-Limited Home Thermostat
This technology interacts with a homeowner's heating and cooling system to provide a cost-effective HVAC prediction. Employing algorithms, software and hardware, this technology interprets budget and cost inputs from the homeowner and provides comfort suggestions that fit those budget parameters by correlating temperature with cost. This technology...
Published: 4/14/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Sprinkle, Susan Lysecky, Xiao Qin
Keywords(s): building monitoring, building optimization, computer-aided design, control, human computer interaction, HVAC, modeling and simulation, thermostat
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics > Digital Circuits
HVAC Prediction for a Cost-Limited Home Thermostat
This technology addresses this problem by introducing a new cost-limited thermostat which provides real-time feedback on temperature-cost correlation and puts consumers in control of balancing their comfort and budget. When the temperature schedule or monthly budget is changed, the thermostat immediately displays how one affects the other allowing the...
Published: 4/14/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Sprinkle, Susan Lysecky, Xiao Qin
Keywords(s): air-conditioner, energy, HVAC, prediction, thermostat
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics > Computer Hardware
Optimized Ore Processing using Molten Salts for Leaching and Thermal Energy Storage
University of Arizona researchers have developed and optimized an electrochemical metal extraction process utilizing molten chloride salt. The salt serves as a heat transfer fluid, which can power the process itself or provide power to outside processing units or communities. The material, or slag, leftover from the process is non-toxic and may easily...
Published: 3/29/2022   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio, Hassan Elsentriecy
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing > Mining, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Materials > Metals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing
Algae Raceway Integrated Design
Algae Raceway Integrated Design (ARID) is a patented University of Arizona technology designed to maximize the production of algal biomass for fuel, feed, food, pharmaceuticals and bio-plastics. The ARID system incorporates numerous design innovations that allows for maximal algae production in low capital expense (CAPEX), low operating expense (OPEX)...
Published: 1/19/2022   |   Inventor(s): Randy Ryan, Peter Waller, Murat Kacira, Peiwen Li
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy
Rapid In-Situ Metrology of a Heliostat Field Using Starlight
This technology is a means of rapidly measuring the optical properties of each heliostat in a heliostat field using starlight. It is ideal for use with heliostats that can have their shape actively changed to maximize their light concentration effectiveness as they track the sun over the course of the day. Background: Heliostats are devices that track...
Published: 11/3/2021   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Ryker Eads
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Instrumentation and Methods for Optical Metrology of Heliostats
This technology offers a solution to the need to recognize and track the shape of adjustable and customizable heliostats. This problem is solved through a receiver fly eye lens, a metrology camera is able to quickly capture the beams of light coming through the array of apertures and determine their centroids and angles therefore determining the shape...
Published: 3/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): Ryker Eads, James Angel
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation
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