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Battelle Memorial Institute Technology Marketing Summaries

Here you’ll find marketing summaries for technologies available for licensing from the Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI). The summaries provide descriptions of the technologies including their benefits, applications and industries, and development stage.

24 Technology Marketing Summaries
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HELM™ Flow

 

HELM™ Flow is a simulation and analysis tool for transmission and distribution power systems. It provides the analyst with unique powerful capabilities thanks to the underlying algorithms based on HELM™, the Holomorphic Embedded Load flow Method. Unlike other methods, HELM™ power flow is non-iterative and always guarantees finding the correct operational solution (and unambiguously detects when there is no solution). With HELM™ you will never have to worry... read more

03/31/2014
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Binder Formulations Utilizing Furanic Components
This technology describes the use of furanic components derived from agricultural waste streams, such as hydroxylmethylfurfural (HMF).  When used in combination with a phenolic urethane resin and cured with a gaseous amine catalyst, the resulting composite shapes are instantaneously cured and can be used for various applications. A primary use of these binders is in preparing foundry molds for the casting of various metal parts.
06/21/2012
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Furanic Modified Amine-based Curatives
Aromatic diamines are currently used as curatives in an array of applications such as polyurea and epoxies. When used as curatives, aromatic diamines have relatively short pot lives (gel times) due to their high reactivity, especially in reactions with polyisocyanates and epoxides. In order to increase their pot lives and provide more even filling of complex molds, Battelle has developed a process for decreasing the reactivity of aromatic diamines by partial amidification with... read more
06/21/2012
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Bio-based Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluids
This invention relates in general to compositions to remove ice, snow and/or frost ("frozen precipitation") from surfaces and/or to prevent ice from forming on surfaces, and in particular to deicing/anti-icing fluids.
06/21/2012
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Protein Stabilized Latex Polymer Emulsions, Methods of Making, and Adhesives Containing Such Emulsions
The invention relates to the stabilization of latex polymer emulsions with soy proteins, and to adhesives formed from the protein-stabilized latex emulsions.
06/21/2012
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Structural Composites with Enhanced Moduli of Elasticity

The invention provides a low cost structural composite alternative for use in typical structural lumber/wood applications in building construction, marine, transportation applications, and the like.

06/21/2012
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Organic-Inorganic Complexes Containing a Luminescent Rare Earth-Metal Nanocluster and an Antenna Ligand, Luminescent Articles, and Methods of Making Luminescent Articles
Battelle has developed a material capable of spectral conversion, that is, absorbing light across a broad range of wavelengths and re-emitting this light in a narrow wavelength range. These materials can then be integrated into devices to convert solar radiation into energy. In one implementation, this material can be applied to a solar cell to enhance the absorption efficiency of the solar cell. In a second implementation, this material can be placed between two panes of glass, and used to... read more
06/11/2012
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Supercapacitor Materials and Devices: Nickel-Cobalt Supercapacitors and Methods of Making Same

Battelle has developed materials that can be used to create a supercapacitor with performance superior to that of commercially available devices.  The common measures of performance are the energy density (energy per kg) and power density (power per kg).  This technology is based on specific metal oxide compositions synthesized in conjunction with carbon nanotubes or activated carbon.  The performance of the supercapacitor can be tuned by altering the specific metal oxide... read more

06/11/2012
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Preparation of Propylene Glycol Fatty Acid Ester or Other Glycol, or Polyol Fatty Acid Esters

This technology provides an alternate method to synthesize a key type of PVC plasticizer described in US 6,797,753 (see separate description entitled “Plasticizers Derived from Vegetable Oils”).  This approach uses esters of fatty acids as feed materials and more specifically uses methyl esters of vegetable oils that are referred to as “biodiesel” fuels.  One particularly useful biodiesel is soybean oil biodiesel (methyl soyate) that is projected to be a high... read more

06/11/2012
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Absorbent Protein Meal Based Hydrogels

Non-purified soymeal is used as an inexpensive and biobased reactive filler in preparing high capacity hydrogels. Preparation of these hydrogels involves partial neutralization of acrylic acid, which is subjected to free-radical initiated polymerization in the presence of crosslinkers such as trimethylolpropane triacrylate.  A key approach in obtaining high performance hydrogels involves the removal of low molecular weight acrylic acid oligomers by a simple extraction procedure.

06/11/2012
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Energy-absorbent Material and Method of Making

This invention relates to materials that absorb and dissipate energy and/or selectively allow energy to be transmitted – in particular, polymeric materials that include polyol(s) such as polyethers, polyesters, polyether/esters, acrylics, plus other formulary components such as hydroxyl-terminated polybutadienes, polyisocyanates, silicone, RTV (room temperature vulcanizing) silicone, and  suitable catalysts. Included are such polymeric materials that are resilient and resist... read more

06/08/2012
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Plasticizers Derived from Vegetable Oils

This technology addresses the known health issues of commonly used petroleum-based plasticizers used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a high volume thermoplastic material (one that is moldable and formed by heating) by providing a biobased and renewable PVC plasticizer with no known adverse health effects.  These PVC plasticizers are derived from soybean oil, but also can be obtained from other vegetable oils.

06/08/2012
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Cellulosic Fiber Composites Using Protein Hydrolysates and Methods of Making Same

This technology relates to cellulosic fiber composites using protein hydrolysates. Cellulosic fiber composites currently use petroleum-derived binders such as isocyanates and phenol formaldehyde. This work fills a need for a new fiber-adhesive, resin binder system that reduces the amount of phenolic and/or isocyanate resin needed.

06/08/2012
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Blast Effects Suppression System

The HydroSuppressor system was developed to protect critical facilities from the devastating effects of blast from a vehicle bomb.  HydroSuppressor uses high volume water sprays to absorb the energy of the blast as it occurs and is meant to be activated when a suspected threat has been identified.  

05/10/2012
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Linear Thermite Charge

The Linear Thermite Charge (LTC) is designed to rapidly cut through concrete and steel structural components by using extremely high temperature thermite reactions jetted through a linear nozzle. 

05/08/2012
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Composite Armor and Methods for Making Composite Armor
The present invention relates, in general, to a composite armor and a process for forming a composite armor. Composite armor containing ceramics and high strength fibers have been useful to provide protection against ballistic projectiles. Typical existing armor for vehicles uses rigid plates of steel. However, they have the disadvantage of being very heavy. Ceramic containing armor systems have demonstrated great promise as reduced weight armors. These armor systems function efficiently by... read more
03/13/2012
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Semi-Autonomous Multi-Use Robot System and Method of Operation
This invention relates in general to robotic systems and in particular to a semi- autonomous multi-use robot system and a method for cost effective operation of the system within an enclosed space
01/12/2012
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Fluid Submersible Sensing Device

The present invention relates to a fluid submersible sensing device and, more particularly, to such a device having sensing structure provided within a fluid-tight housing and an external structure located outside of the fluid-tight housing including a passage through which a fluid sample flows.

01/12/2012
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Plasticizers Derived from Vegetable Oils
This technology addresses the known health issues of commonly used petroleum-based plasticizers used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a high volume thermoplastic material (one that is moldable and formed by heating) by providing a biobased and renewable PVC plasticizer with no known adverse health effects.  These PVC plasticizers are derived from soybean oil, but also can be obtained from other vegetable oils.
04/27/2011
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Metal-Air Battery
This technology features cathodes for use in open electrochemical cells and devices comprising the cathodes and open electrochemical cells.
04/27/2011
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Bio-based Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluids
This technology is for preparing lower-toxicity, less corrosive, and typically bio-based deicing/anti-icing fluids for aerospace and non-aerospace applications.
04/27/2011
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Cellulosic Fiber Composites Using Protein Hydrolysates and Methods of Making Same
This technology relates to cellulosic fiber composites using protein hydrolysates.
04/27/2011
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Readily Deinkable Toner
A bio-based resin and toner formulation for photocopier and laser printer toners – resins containing soy derived chemicals and protein were developed and have appropriate electrical charging and melting or fusing properties to hold the pigments onto the paper fibers during the xerographic or dry printing process.
04/27/2011
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Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites, Methods of Making Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites, and Devices Comprising the Nanocomposites
This technology describes methods to fabricate supercapacitors using aligned carbon nanotubes that are decorated with metal oxide or nitride nanoparticles.
04/27/2011