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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
In-line Analytical Measurements for High-Throughput Manufacturing of Solar Cells, Enhancing Scalability of Next Generation Semiconductor Thin Film Stacks
A “stick and peel” removable electrochemical probe is used for solvent-free characterization of semiconductor films or optoelectronic devices and configured for use in situ and/or in operando. The invention may be used to analyze electronic materials such as a metal halide perovskite, an organic semiconductor, a nanocrystalline (quantum...
Published: 3/30/2022   |   Inventor(s): Michel De Keersmaecker, Erin Ratcliff, Neal Armstrong
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Fuel Cells, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Semiconductors, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Telecommunications > Electro-Optic Devices, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing
Defect Characterization for Semiconductors, including Perovskites, in Operando or during Manufacturing, using 'Peel and Stick' Probe with Enhanced Sensitivity
A “stick and peel” removable electrochemical probe is used for solvent-free characterization of semiconductor films or optoelectronic devices. The invention may be used to analyze electronic materials such as a metal halide perovskite, an organic semiconductor, a nanocrystalline (quantum dot) thin film, metal oxides, a material blend or...
Published: 3/30/2022   |   Inventor(s): Michel De Keersmaecker, Erin Ratcliff, Neal Armstrong
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Fuel Cells, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Semiconductors, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Telecommunications > Electro-Optic Devices, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing
Stick and Peel Probe for Analysis of Defects under Operando Conditions in Perovskite Materials for Manufacturing or Quality Control
A “stick and peel” removable electrochemical probe is used for solvent-free characterization of semiconductor films or optoelectronic devices. The invention may be used to analyze electronic materials such as a metal halide perovskite, an organic semiconductor, a nanocrystalline (quantum dot) thin film, metal oxides, a material blend or...
Published: 6/11/2021   |   Inventor(s): Michel De Keersmaecker, Erin Ratcliff, Neal Armstrong
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Fuel Cells, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > MEMS & Nanotechnology, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Semiconductors, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Sensors and Detection, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Sensors and Detection > Inspection, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing, Technology Classifications > Sensors & Controls
Small Diffusive in Situ Soil Gas Probes and Sampling System for Online Soil Gas Measurements
This invention is a small soil gas sampling probe that is connected to an individual recirculating loop that includes a micropump and a multiport selective flow-through valve. This design allows for gas to be recirculated and flow through the recirculating loop until analysis. Analysis of the soil gas sample is performed by small sensors using an online...
Published: 6/2/2021   |   Inventor(s): Laura Meredith, Peter Moma, Till Volkmann
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Remediation > Soil, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Sensors & Controls > Chemical & Gas
Additive for Improving the Efficiency and Stability of Organic Perovskite Materials for Electronics, including Photovoltaics
This invention is a new small molecule for passivating defects in organic perovskite electronic devices that improves power conversion efficiency, device quality and higher long-term stability, even in dopant-free designs. Background: Perovskite solar cells (PSC), considered to be third generation photovoltaics, have great potential to increase...
Published: 7/23/2020   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Mcgrath, Neal Armstrong, Zongxiang Xu
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Coatings
Stable, Organic Homogenous Photocatalysts Without Expensive, Rare Metals
Novel carbenium-based molecules have been designed, synthesized, and tested for use in homogenous photocatalysis. These compounds are redox active, stable, earth-abundant, easy to synthesize, and the molecular design is tunable. These compounds may also be used as highly fluorescent dyes with long lifetimes. Background: Heterogeneous photocatalysts...
Published: 4/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Gianetti
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals
Stable, Earth Abundant, Redox-Active, Homogenous Photocatalysts
This invention opens a new class of homogeneous photocatalysts. This invention overcomes current system limitations by creating a new class of carbenium-based compounds which are stable and redox active, comprise earth abundant and inexpensive materials, have a tunable design, and are easy to synthesize at moderate to high temperatures. These compounds...
Published: 2/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Gianetti
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals
A Green Alternative to Polyurethane
This invention is a chemical synthesis method that allows for a greener, safer formation of polymeric thermosetting and thermoplastic foams, adhesives, films and electrofluorochromic devices using non-isocyanate chemistry. Background: As of January 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to protect consumers from new uses...
Published: 10/30/2015   |   Inventor(s): Robb Bagge, Douglas Loy
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Low Carbon, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Materials > Polymers, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing > Construction