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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. STTR Phase II: Nanofiber Fabrication via Melt Coextrusion for Fuel Filter Membranes

    SBC: POLYMERPLUS LLC            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project is to demonstrate a low cost, environmentally friendly co-extrusion fabrication method for producing high surface area micro- and nanofiber based nonwoven fuel filter sheets. The micro-/nanofiber nonwoven structures are fabricated from two different hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers in a melt co- ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase II: Digital eWriter for The Classroom

    SBC: KENT DISPLAYS, INC.            Topic: AS

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project develops eWriter devices for classroom use as a sustainable paper replacement technology and an effective tool for student-teacher interaction. The eWriters provide a paper-like writing experience and electronically capture, store, and transfer handwritten text and images. For education, eWriters introduce a sustainable paper replacem ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Mechanical Surface Treatment for High Performance Biodegradable Implants

    SBC: SURFACE INTEGRITY, LLC            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to shift current practices in bone fracture fixation care from using permanent metal implants to biodegradable metal implants (screws, plates, pins, rods, etc.). A promising biodegradable metal that is gaining widespread attention is magnesium. This project will advance magnesium implant te ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Digital management of operating room workflow to promote efficiency, cost savings, and quality

    SBC: Explorer Surgical Corp.            Topic: SH

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to optimize the workflow, coordination and communication of surgical operating room (OR) teams. Recent technological advances have allowed development of a simple solution to radically improve the workflow and performance of OR team members. Historically, OR teams have relied on archaic pap ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase I: Differential-Mode High-Frequency GaN-on-Si PV Microinverter

    SBC: NextWatt LLC            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project encompasses key application areas of photovoltaic sustainable energy systems in residential and commercial power systems, with a projected multi-billion dollar global industry. From a business owner standpoint, the proposed microinverter will provide a significant advantage to photovoltaic power-conditioning companies both in terms of (a) enh ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR Phase I: Automated Music Theory Instruction for Secondary and Post-Secondary Education

    SBC: ILLIAC SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: EA

    This STTR Phase I project develops automated instruction for the music education market, replacing human labor with music analysis algorithms, and paper course materials with digital multimedia documents. Despite the positive effects of art education on achievement, many arts programs are being cut or underfunded; as a result these students are at higher risk of poorer grades and not completing th ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase I: Development and Validation of a Speech-Based Portable Concussion Screening Tool

    SBC: Contect, Inc.            Topic: SH

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is found in the creation of a faster, more portable, affordable, and reliable concussion screening tool. This is important because of the large number of concussions occurring during youth sport events (estimates range between 2 and 4 million cases per year) and the potential longterm health p ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase I: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Multiple Field Freeform Microlens Arrays for Ultra-Low Cost Medical Endoscopy

    SBC: Ohio Surgical Optics, LLC            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project is that smaller and less expensive medical endoscopes will be made possible, which will allow physicians to see better inside the human body. These devices will shorten recovery times, improve diagnosis and treatment, move procedures from operating rooms to exam rooms, and lower healt ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Advancing Beyond the Photodiode- Deep Sub-micron Pixels for Next-generation Image Sensors

    SBC: Pixelexx Systems, Inc.            Topic: PH

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project centers on revolutionizing medical endoscopy. Advantages of minimally invasive surgery are becoming broadly appreciated. In particular, its effects on both the time and end-points of patient recovery are strong incentives to develop new, minimally invasive tools. Today, a broad range of comple ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase II: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for Biomedical Sensors

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a commercial prototype of an aberration compensated focus control device. This device, based on a MEMS technology, will allow the user to deflect a deformable membrane mirror in a controlled manner in order to select a desired focal length. The device also features active control of low-order aberrations. This technology ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation

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