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Alleviating Solar Energy Congestion in the Distribution Grid via Smart Metering Communications

Invented by: Nirwan Ansari, Chun-Hao Lo

Field(s) of Study: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Patent Category: Communication, Computer Hardware, Energy, Environmental

  • Patent #US9246334B2

  • Filed on Oct 25, 2012 Granted on Jan 26, 2016
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New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102

Alleviating Solar Energy Congestion in the Distribution Grid via Smart Metering Communications

Weather-dependent renewable energy sources, mainly solar panels, can be made small enough that consumers have the ability to harness energy without massive production plants. Most people cannot store a hydroelectric dam or a natural gas burning power plant on their property, but many have solar panels. Users harnessing their own power creates the possibility of …

Carbon Nanotubes as Charge Carriers in Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells

Invented by: Somenath Mitra Cheng Li

Field(s) of Study: Chemistry, Environmental Science
Patent Category: Energy, Environmental

  • Patent #US9293720B2

  • Filed on Feb 19, 2008 Granted on Mar 22, 2016
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New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102

Fossil fuels Today, we live in a society in which people use fossil fuels as though they are a harmless, infinite resource. However, this is certainly not the case. When burned, fossil fuels release gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases cause the phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is what happens …

Membrane Computer Keyboard and Method

Invented by: Michael J. Silva, Brian P. Lee, Arjan S. Khalsa, David C. Schmitt

Field(s) of Study: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Patent Category: Computer Hardware, Consumer Product

  • Patent #US5450078

  • Filed on Oct 08, 1992 Granted on Sep 12, 1995
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IntelliTools, Inc.
Novato, CA

US Patent 5450078 Figure

In 1979, Steve Gensler, a resident of Oakland, California, started Unicorn Engineering after creating a computer keyboard that could be used by a friend with cerebral palsy. Gensler taught himself electronics in order to build a keyboard with large, flat buttons that were programmable, so that the computer could be instructed to respond to any …