2015 Patent and Innovation Award Winners

2015 PATENT AWARD WINNERS

The following Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty received patent awards at the Patent and Innovation 2015 Awards Luncheon, held May 8 at the Anneberg Presidential Conference Center:

Dara Childs Dara Childs, Ph.D.

  Annular Seal for Non-Contact Sealing of Fluids in  Turbomachinery

  Patent # 8,844,936

  Issue Date: 9/30/2014

 

 

David Claridge  David E. Claridge, Ph.D.

  Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

  Systems and Methods for Multi-Stage Air    Dehumidification and Cooling

  Patent # 8,641,806

  Issue Date: 2/4/2014

 

 David E. Claridge, Ph.D.

 Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

 Jeffrey Haberl, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

 System and Method for Efficient Multi-Stage Air Dehumidification and  Liquid Recovery

Patent # 8,685,145

Issue Date: 4/1/2014

 

David E. Claridge, Ph.D.

Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

Jeffrey Haberl, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

System and Method for Efficient Air Dehumidification and Liquid Recovery with Evaporative Cooling

Patent #8,685,142

Issue Date: 4/1/2014

 

David E. Claridge, Ph.D.

Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

Jeffrey Haberl, Ph.D. (Department of Architecture)

System and Method for Efficient Air Dehumidification and Liquid Recovery

Patent # 8,685,144

Issue Date: 4/1/2014

 

David Staack  David Staack, Ph.D.

  Plasma Treatment and Plasma Enhanced Chemical  Vapor Deposition onto Temperature Sensitive  Biological  Materials

  Patent # 8,920,361

  Issue Date: 12/30/2014

   

 

Hung-Jue Sue

  Hung-Jue Sue, Ph.D.

  Xi Zhang, Ph.D. (Department of Electrical Engineering)

  Dispersion and Retrieval of De-Bundled Nanotubes

  Patent # 8,894,963

  Issue Date: 11/25/2014

  

 

Alan Palazzolo

Alan Palazzolo, Ph.D

“Shaftless Flywheel”

Patent # 8,633,625

Issue date: 1/21/2015

Co-Inventors Alan Palazzolo, Zhiyang Wang and Randall Tucker.