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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
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
Molten Salts for Precious Metal Recovery
This invention is a method used primarily for mining that extracts metals using electrodeposition from a mixture of refined ore and molten salt in order to reduce the melting point. Much like the process of extracting aluminum from Bauxite, gold is extracted from ore using electrodeposition as a replacement for the widely used sodium cyanide mixture. Background:...
Published: 9/15/2020   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing > Mining
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
Variable Solvent Polarity Chromatography
In this invention, an external stimulus is applied to the stationary phase of liquid chromatography to alter the polarity of the solvent during a separation process. This capability enables improved separations with more efficient use of mobile phase. The chromatographic separation method can be designed with flexible equipment and machine learning....
Published: 9/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Hamish Christie
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Air/Water Purification, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Remediation, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Remediation > Water, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Biofuels, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Biomaterials
Cathodic Protection of Metal Surface Inside Pipe Filled with Molten Salt
This invention provides an electrochemical method for detecting and arresting corrosion at the metal-molten salt interface, a location that, until now, was difficult to treat. While many of the pipes used in transfer of molten salt are resistant to corrosion on the exterior, this technology is the first to treat the interior of the pipe. Its novel design...
Published: 10/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Petrochemical, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Electrodeposition of Silicon
This technology is a new method for producing high quality polycrystalline silicon that targets photovoltaic cell manufacturers and other thin film silicon applications. The technology uses a newly discovered reference electrode that allows silicon to be refined from materials that previously could not be tapped. The new method and materials will lower...
Published: 10/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery
Holographic Collector to Extend Energy Capture of East-West Mounted Bi-Facial PV Modules
Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a holographic optical element that collects direct sunlight during midday time periods and diffracts the sunlight to the surfaces of a vertically mounted bi-facial PV panel. It can easily be integrated with existing bi-facial systems to greatly enhance performance during the midday time periods. Background:...
Published: 2/4/2017   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Kostuk
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Plastic Crystal Modified Nano-Wire Ultra Capacitor (NUC)
This invention involves the addition of plastic crystals to the dielectric material of a nanowire ultracapacitor (NUC). An existing NUC design was developed by the University of Arizona in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine. Addition of the plastic crystals serves as an optimization to the existing design by increasing the NUC’s...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Dominic Gervasio
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > MEMS & Nanotechnology, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics
Geopolymer Fly Ash Brick With Phase Change Material added for Energy Savings in Buildings
This invention is a method of reducing energy consumption related to space cooling and heating in a building by incorporating phase change material in geopolymer concrete wall. The results are very promising and indicate that the geopolymer concrete with incorporated PCM shows only little decrease of the compressive strength and is very effective in...
Published: 1/27/2015   |   Inventor(s): Lianyang Zhang, Peiwen Li, Rasoul Shadnia
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Materials > Composites, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Industrial & Manufacturing > Construction