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Quench Protection of Superconducting Coils using Inductively Coupled Conductors

Quench Protection of Superconducting Coils using Inductively Coupled Conductors Princeton Docket # 24-4076-1 Inventors at PPPL have conceived an invention focused on the protection of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) electromagnets. The innovation hinges on an integrated design method that employs inductively coupled normal-conducting elements...
Published: 12/19/2023   |   Inventor(s): Yuhu Zhai, Michael Zarnstorff
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Category(s): Plasma/Fusion, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Ironless Linear Induction Motor Actuator for Magnetic Field Environment

Non-Confidential Brief Ironless Linear Induction Motor Actuator for Magnetic Field Environment Princeton Docket # 23-3984-1 Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have proposed an invention that allows use of a linear induction motor in the presence of a strong magnetic field. Standard electric motors and actuators will not work in...
Published: 8/30/2023   |   Inventor(s): Andrei Khodak, Jiarong Fang
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Plasma/Fusion

Method for Reinforcement, Quench Protection, and Stabilization of Large All-Metal Superconducting Magnets [PPPL No. M-1054]

Non-Confidential Brief Method for Reinforcement, Quench Protection, and Stabilization of Large All-Metal Superconducting Magnets Princeton Docket # 24-4066-1 Inventors at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a novel technology with significant advantages in the design and protection of high temperature superconducting (HTS)...
Published: 12/6/2023   |   Inventor(s): Michael Zarnstorff, Yuhu Zhai
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Category(s): Energy and CleanTech, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Plasma/Fusion

Confocal Laser Induced fluorescence diagnostic with annular laser beam for large focal distances

Non-Confidential Brief Confocal Laser Induced Fluorescence Diagnostic With Annular Laser Beam for Large Focal Distances Princeton Docket # 23-4006-1 Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) is routinely used for characterization of plasma sources or in gas dynamic applications. Conventional LIF techniques require access to studied volume from two sides:...
Published: 4/8/2024   |   Inventor(s): Yevgeny Raitses, Ivan Romadanov
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Optical Counting and Localization of Suspended Particles Using a Hough Transform

­Optical Counting and Localization of Suspended Particles Using a Hough Transform Princeton Docket # 20-3689 Researchers at Princeton University and PPPL have developed a new method for counting bubbles in non-electronic, superheated emulsion bubble neutron detectors. Traditional single-image counting techniques lose accuracy as objects occlude...
Published: 5/26/2022   |   Inventor(s): Robert Goldston, Michael Hepler
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Low-Temperature Plasma Device for Sterilization and Anti-Viral Applications

Low Temperature Plasma Device for Sterilization and Antiviral ApplicationsPrinceton Docket # 20-3699Researchers at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University have designed a flexible dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD) device which produces a uniform, cold plasma for disinfection and sterilization. The device can easily be made into desirable...
Published: 2/14/2022   |   Inventor(s): Yevgeny Raitses, Shurik Yatom, Sophia Gershman
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Self-Disinfecting Plasma Fabric

Self-Disinfecting Plasma FabricPrinceton Docket # 20-3706Researchers at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University have designed a self-disinfecting plasma fabric (SPDF) comprised of a specially woven electrical discharge source where plasma is ignited within the textile. The plasma sterilizes the fabric from within and can also be used...
Published: 10/18/2023   |   Inventor(s): Yevgeny Raitses, Sophia Gershman, Shurik Yatom, Philip Efthimion
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

CO2-driven Diffusiophoresis of Colloidal Particles and Bacterial Cells

Surface contamination due to the accumulation of particles and biofilm formation causes fouling of surfaces and malfunction of devices that process particulate materials (e.g. water purifying systems and medical devices). Researchers at Princeton have invented a novel process and a method for improving existing processes for the separation of particles...
Published: 9/26/2023   |   Inventor(s): Suin Shim, Howard Stone
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Category(s): Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

A New Strategy to Seal Underground Fractures for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide, and Treat Acid Mine Drainage Simultaneously

Researchers in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University have invented a novel process to seal underground fractures for geologic storage of carbon dioxide, and treat acid mine drainage simultaneously. Fractures play an important role in a wide range of subsurface processes, including but not limited to geothermal...
Published: 3/30/2022   |   Inventor(s): Sassan Hajirezaie, Catherine Peters, Christopher Greig
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Controlling Immiscible Fluid Displacement in Porous Media Using Controlled Colloid or Solute Deposition

Drainage is the process by which a non-wetting fluid displaces a wetting fluid from a porous medium. This phenomenon is ubiquitous, and arises in diverse settings including groundwater contamination, oil migration, gas venting from sediments, CO2 sequestration, mercury porosimetry, soil drying, liquid infusion into porous membranes, and oxygen accumulation...
Published: 3/26/2024   |   Inventor(s): Sujit Datta, Nancy Lu, Joanna Schneider, Christopher Browne, Daniel Amchin, Navid Bizmark
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Category(s): Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Materials
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