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Method for Creating Polymer Micro-devices with a Sandwich Structure
Micro-particles with well defined geometries that have applications in drug delivery.
ID # 02075

Method for Creating Multi-Layer Micro-Molding (MMM) for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Tissue scaffolds with precisely controlled micro-scale geometries in a broad range of polymer substrate materials. Applications include wound healing and tissue regeneration.
ID # 04035

Method for Fabricating Nano-fibrillar Ceramics 50-100 nm in Diameter and ~5 ┬Ám in Length
Applications include catalysis, chemical sensor and solar cells.
ID # 02110

Method for Producing Self-Aligned and Self-Limited Quantum Dot Nano-Switches of Tailored Shapes
Predictable in size, shape and placement, they are suitable for mass production and simple electrical contact or sensing. They could be used in quantum computing.
ID # 01107 & 03042

Uniform Electrochemical Reduction of Apertures to Submicron Dimensions using Commercial Biperiodic Metallic Mesh Arrays
Applications include separation of materials such as cells, bacteria; control of diffusion in drug application or sensors; serve as a filter and beam splitter in the infrared (IR) region.
ID # 02034

Uniform Electrochemical Reduction of Aperture to Micron and Submicron Dimensions using Commercial Biperiodic Metallic Mesh Arrays for Enhanced Spectroscopic Detection of Monolayers, Lipid Bilayers, and Submonolayer Species
Applications include the fast assaying of molecules that will bind to the lipid bilayer coating, such as DNA.
ID # 03127

Optimized Surface Roughness for Creating Non-Wetting and Low Friction Surfaces
Applications include self-cleaning glass, water repellent surfaces, and low friction surfaces for MEMs devices as well as macro surfaces.
ID # 04124

Polyaniline Coating of Surfaces for Non-Wetting and Low Friction Surfaces
Applications include anti-fogging and self-cleaning glass, chemical sensors, bio-sensors, electrodes for OLEDs and PLEDs, electric stimuli cell growth, bio-chips, bio-MEMs, and DNA stretching.
ID # 06105

A Superior Nano-composite for Coatings, Adhesives, Structurals, Civil Engineering, and Electronics.
This composite is made from dispersed nano-particles in fiber reinforced plastics. The process is applicable to many thermoset materials such as unsaturated polyesters, epoxy resins, and phenolic resins.
ID # 06043

Light Weight Polystyrene Foam for the Automobile, Housing, and Aerospace Industries
This nano-composite foam has exceptional mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties that make it applicable as a structural material. It is made from carbon nano-fibers and is reinforced with thermoplastic. Supercritical CO2 is used rather than CFC, making the manufacturing process more environmentally friendly.
ID # 05056, 06016, & 02074

Nano-spheres and Micro-beads for Catalysts Supports, Gas Storage, Absorbents, and Column Packing
These polymer and carbon nano-spheres, micro-beads, and crystals are synthesized by using a monomer 1,8-dihydroxyl-1,3,5,7-octatetrayne. They are also used for constructing highly ordered carbon films.
ID # 05048, 04120, & 06108

Micro-particles for Inhalation, Intravenous Drug Delivery, and Immuno-Protection
These non-spherical shaped micro/nano-particles have well-defined pore structures and may also be applied to micro-transfer molding and filtering.
ID # 02019

Cell Patch for Drug and Gene Delivery
Genes can be attached to the polymer nano-nozzle and nano-tip array and be delivered in cells through the cell membrane.
ID # 06044

Nano-Particles for Gene Therapy
Nano-particles in a micro-fluidic network perform as a mixer and reactor array in various biomedical applications.
ID # 05141

Fabrication of Micro-Devices for Drug Delivery
Surface patterning and self-folding of scaffolds are used to fabricate polymeric micro-devices for better controlled drug delivery.
ID #03028