Patents Assigned to Technion Research and Development Foundation, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11563122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-healing field-effect transistor (FET) device comprising a self-healing substrate and a self-healing dielectric layer, said substrate and said layer comprising a disulfide-containing poly(urea-urethane) (PUU) polymer, wherein the dielectric layer has a thickness of less than about 10 ?m, a gate electrode, at least one source electrode, and at least one drain electrode, said electrodes comprising electrically conductive elongated nanostructures; and at least one channel comprising semi-conducting elongated nanostructures. Further provided is a method for fabricating the FET device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Hossam Haick, Muhammad Khatib
  • Patent number: 11550070
    Abstract: There may be provided a radiation sensing device that includes a first TMOS with temperature dependent electrical parameters; wherein the first TMOS is exposed to radiation, and a second TMOS transistor that is sheltered from radiation. The radiation sensing device performs a differential measurement, and applied various measures for noise reduction, and maintaining the stability of the radiation sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Yael Nemirovsky, Sharon Bar-Lev Shefi, Igor Brouk
  • Patent number: 11547307
    Abstract: A method for detecting or monitoring respiratory or cardiac health of a patient includes measuring any intravascular or intracardiac pressure (IVP) of a patient over a period of time, said IVP including a measured respiratory wave, defining respiratory effort of the patient as a peak-to-peak amplitude of said respiratory wave, and using the respiratory effort to detect or monitor respiratory and cardiac health of the patient by comparing the respiratory effort with a known value of respiratory effort or by monitoring changes in the respiratory effort of the patient over another period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Amir Landesberg, Anna Faingersh-Klebanov
  • Patent number: 11530690
    Abstract: A narrow channel Hall thruster comprising a thruster body with a magnetic circuit, an annular thruster channel having a channel width of less than 3 mm formed within the magnetic circuit, an annular anode, a cathode positioned externally to the thruster, and configured for electron emission, a power supply applying a positive potential to the anode, such that a plasma discharge can be generated in the annular thruster channel, and another power supply applying a negative potential to the cathode, relative to the thruster body and the anode. The second power supply reduces its negative voltage output to the cathode when the current supplied by the anode power supply exceeds a predetermined level, indicating that the discharge has reached a stable initiated condition. The reduction of the voltage output of the second power supply can be achieved either by self-regulation, or by use of a current limit circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventor: Igal Kronhaus
  • Patent number: 11525246
    Abstract: A system for extracting water from the atmosphere is disclosed. The system has a vapor absorber vessel, an absorption cycle pump, a flash drum vapor desorber, a vapor condenser, an output conduit, and a heat exchanger. The vessel has an atmospheric air inlet and outlet ports, at least one liquid desiccant inlet port, at least two liquid desiccant outlet ports, and a surface on which the liquid desiccant flows between the at least one liquid desiccant inlet port and the at least two liquid desiccant outlet ports. The pump is adapted to circulate a first portion of the liquid desiccant from a first of the outlet ports to the at least one inlet port. The desorber is adapted to receive a second portion of the liquid desiccant from a second of the outlet ports, after passage through an expansion valve, the desorber incorporates a heat exchanger for supplying heat to liquid desiccant therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Gido, David Broday, Eran Friedler
  • Patent number: 11519648
    Abstract: A high-efficiency, motorless purge system for closed-cycle absorption heat pumps, adapted for both absorption heat transformers and absorption chillers, using a series of valves to control the entry and exit of absorbent solution into a low-pressure, secondary absorption vessel. A small percentage of the total circulating solution is forced under pressure into the secondary absorption vessel via a spray nozzle, causing adiabatic absorption of absorbate vapor by the solution. Non-condensable gases accumulate in the secondary absorber until a certain vapor pressure is reached, upon which, gas, and possibly liquid, are transferred to an exhaust vessel having an exit vent for non-condensable gases. In an absorption chiller system, the secondary absorber has an internal heat exchanger to lower the temperature of the solution within, to facilitate the absorption process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Khaled Gommed, Gershon Grossman, Yigal Evron
  • Patent number: 11505336
    Abstract: A vacuum arc thruster device having a cathode rod disposed within a concentric insulator tube, and an anode electrode located at the distal edge of the insulator tube, separated from the cathode rod by the insulator tube. A controlled feeding mechanism moves the cathode towards the distal exit plane in a helical motion, the cathode rotating as it moves forward. The cathode rod is fixed in the center of a headless screw segment, which is rotated within a screw thread on the internal surface of a cylindrical wall of the device. As the erosion rate is concentrated at the exit plane, the screw action path enables uniform erosion around the cathode circumference, and cathode linear motion that can be matched to the radial erosion rate. The feeding rate and hence the thrust are proportional to the input power, which can be regulated by the pulse frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventor: Igal Kronhaus
  • Publication number: 20220349067
    Abstract: Provided are electrochemical cells and methods for generating hydrogen gas and oxygen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Gideon GRADER, Gennady SHTER, Hen DOTAN, Avner ROTHSCHILD, Avigail LANDMAN
  • Patent number: 11474954
    Abstract: A cache unit that is configured to retain: a plurality of cache blocks; a plurality of owner indicators, and a plurality of validity marks. For each cache block of the plurality of cache blocks exists a corresponding owner indicator in the plurality of owner indicators. An owner indicator corresponding to a cache block is capable of identifying an entity that caused the cache block to be fetched to the cache unit. For each cache block of the plurality of cache blocks exists a corresponding validity mark in the plurality of validity marks. A validity mark corresponding to the cache block indicates whether a validation process performed on the cache block upon fetching thereof was successful. The cache unit may be useful for secure execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Ofir Shwartz, Yitzhak Birk
  • Patent number: 11450744
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conducting material comprising a carbon-based material selected from a diamond or an insulating diamond-like carbon, having a hydrogen-terminated surface and a layer of tungsten trioxide, rhenium trioxide, or chromium oxide coating said hydrogen-terminated surface. Such conducting materials are useful in the fabrication of electronic components, electrodes, sensors, diodes, field effect transistors, and field emission electron sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafi Kalish, Moshe Tordjman
  • Publication number: 20220290637
    Abstract: A thermochemical recuperation (TCR) system that may use a water-alcohol mixture as an engine liquid coolant; that may include a TCR reformer configured to output a TCR product at pressure no less than twenty bars; a pressure regulator; and an TCR product accumulator configured to separate an outputting of the TCR product by the TCR reformer from a provision of the TCR product to the pressure regulator; wherein the pressure regulator is configured to provide the TCR product to a direct injector of an engine, thereby enabling the direct injector to inject the TCR product at a high pressure level—for example at a pressure level that exceeds twenty bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonid Tartakovsky, Moshe Sheintuch, Mark Veinblat, Andy Thawko
  • Patent number: 11427858
    Abstract: Methods and kits for detecting the presence of at least one target DNA sequence with or without a modification in a DNA molecule are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LIMITED, RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Meller, Tal Gilboa, Chen Torfstein, Yuval Ebenstein, Elmar Weinhold, Yael Michaeli-Hoch, Assaf Grunwald
  • Patent number: 11419503
    Abstract: An apparatus for optical detection of ultrasound includes one or more optical resonators (OR—200), one or more optical passive-demodulation interferometers (OPDI—22), and one or more respective electro-optical readout circuits (EORC—24). The one or more optical resonators (OR) are configured to modulate respective carrier frequencies of optical signals indicative of US waves impinging thereon. The one or more OPDI are implemented in one or more photonic integrated circuits (PIC), wherein each OPDI is configured to demodulate the optical signal output by the respective OR, so as to generate a respective intensity-modulated optical signal. Each OPDI includes an interferometer (32) having imbalanced arms (323, 325) that are recombined using an optical hybrid (34). The one or more respective EORC are each configured to measure the intensity demodulated optical signal produced by the respective OPDI, and to output a respective electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Amir Rozental, Yoav Hazan
  • Patent number: 11414766
    Abstract: Provided are electrochemical cells and methods for generating hydrogen gas and oxygen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Gideon Grader, Gennady Shter, Hen Dotan, Avner Rothschild, Avigail Landman
  • Patent number: 11385001
    Abstract: New exemplary heat exchange configurations that incorporate internal or external surfaces equipped with perturbators, for changing the thermal behavior of the system, or for modulating the surface temperature distribution of the flow surfaces. This is achieved by applying an acoustic wave to the fluid flow in a heat exchange passage, and selecting the frequency of the acoustic exciting wave to be the same as the acoustic resonance frequency of the heat exchange passage itself. As the traveling waves interact with the boundaries confining the heat exchange passages, constructive interference of the incident and reflected waves give rise to a standing wave. Thus, the heat exchange passages act as a resonator, and by superimposing this standing wave on the separating and reattaching fluid flow, significant heat transfer improvement can be achieved. This is accomplished without the need to significantly increase the pressure required to achieve the desired through flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventor: Beni Cukurel
  • Publication number: 20220193678
    Abstract: A device comprising: plurality of Stationary Nanoliter Droplet Array (SNDA) components; each SNDA component comprising: at least one primary channel; at least one secondary channel; and a plurality of nano-wells that are each open to the primary channel and are each connected by one or more vents to the secondary channel; the vents are configured to enable passage of air solely from the nano-wells to the secondary channel, such that when a liquid is introduced into the primary channel it fills the nano-wells, and the originally accommodated air is evacuated via the vents and the secondary channel/s; an inlet port and a distribution channel configured to enable a simultaneous introduction of the liquid into all primary channels; and an outlet port and an evacuation channel configured to enable a simultaneous evacuation of the air out of all the secondary channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Technion Research and Development Foundation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shulamit LEVENBERG, Hagit STAUBER, Jonathan AVESAR
  • Patent number: 11346729
    Abstract: A pressure sensing device having a first sensing element, a second sensing element and a sensing circuit. The first and second sensing elements have one or more piezoresistive materials. The first sensing element has a first gradient along a longitudinal axis thereof having a first direction. The second sensing element has a second gradient along a longitudinal axis thereof having a second direction. The first direction of the first gradient is opposite to the second direction of the second gradient. The sensing circuit is (a) coupled to the first and second sensing elements and (b) arranged to sense at least one out of resistance and conductance of the first and second sensing elements to determine a magnitude and a location of a pressure applied on the first and second sensing elements along the longitudinal axes thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Hossam Haick, Meital Segev-Bar, Gady Konvalina
  • Patent number: 11299822
    Abstract: A method of producing a microtube is provided. The method comprising co-electrospinning two polymeric solutions through co-axial capillaries to thereby produce the microtube, wherein a first polymeric solution of the two polymeric solutions is for forming a shell of the microtube and a second polymeric solution of the two polymeric solutions is for forming a coat over an internal surface of the shell, the first polymeric solution is selected solidifying faster than the second polymeric solution and a solvent of the second polymeric solution is selected incapable of dissolving the first polymeric solution. Also provided are electrospun microtubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Zussman, Yael Dror, Wael Salalha, Ron Avrahami
  • Patent number: 11283244
    Abstract: A topological laser system is described. The laser system comprises an array of optical elements arranged in an array and coupled between them such that the array is configured for supporting one or more topological modes. The plurality of optical elements comprises optical elements carrying gain material configured for emitting optical radiation in response to pumping energy. The laser system further comprises a pumping unit configured to provide pumping of a group of the optical elements of the array within at least a portion of the spatial region corresponding with said topological mode; and at least one output port optically coupled to one or more of the optical elements associated with said topological mode. The at least one output ports is configured for extracting a portion of light intensity from said laser system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Mordechai Segev, Gal Harari, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Miguel Angel Bandres Motola
  • Publication number: 20220075669
    Abstract: A method for non-blocking multithreading, the method may include (a) providing, during a deep neural network (DNN) calculation iteration, to a shared computational resource, input information units related to multiple DNN threads; (b) determining whether to reduce a numerical precision of one or more DNN calculations related to at least one of the multiple DNN threads, and (c) executing, based on the determining, DNN calculations on at least some of the input information units to provide one or more results of the DNN processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil SHOMRON, Uri WEISER