Snapshots of Key Technologies

Spinal Needle Force Monitoring During Lumbar Puncture Using Fibre Bragg Grating Force Device
This invention relates to a novel system and method for real time dynamic monitoring of force experienced by a spinal needle during lumbar puncture procedure using fiber Bragg grating force device (FBGFD). This device has ability to evaluate the force on the spinal needle with nullification of the bending effect, provides an efficient force feedback mechanism which may significantly aid during lumbar puncture procedures.

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Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Mediated Water Remediation
An apparatus for large scale real time removal of dye from waste water has been designed by researchers from IISc. The process of dye removal is rapid, cost-effective and scalable.

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A Method and Apparatus for Interpolative Timing Recovery for Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording Systems
The invention relates to method of time recovery in communication system, particularly using hardware for two-dimensional magnetic recording systems.

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Method and Apparatus for Joint Adaptation of Two-OR Multi-Dimensional Equalizer and Partial Response Target
The invention relates to an apparatus for 2D adaptive generalized partial response equalization that is used widely at the front end of all signal detection engines such as Viterbi and BCJR. The idea is applicable to 2D optical memories as well.

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Read Solomon Decoders and Decoding Methods
This invention relates to an efficient, fully pipelined engine for Reed Solomon code decoding. It can be used from space missions, transmission channels, video broadcast systems and data storage systems.

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System and Method for Machine Automated Synthesis of Music
The invention relates an apparatus for automated music synthesis of any scale and can be used in music for elevators, hotels, hospitals etc. It can also be customized to individual liking of a raga.

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Microfluidic Devices
The invention relates to microfluidic devices for high dynamic range quantification of nucleic acids, proteins, single cells and molecules. The imperative applications of this invention include drug response monitoring for therapeutics, studying reaction kinetics, viral load quantification for prognosis, quantifying effect of enzyme concentration on reactions etc.

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Wearable Laser Pointer for Automotive User Interface
The invention relates to systems and methods for allowing the drivers to interact with an automotive user interface using a wearable laser pointer.

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An Optical Nano-Manipulator for Particles in a Fluid
The subject matter of invention is remotely controlled nano-manipulators, particularly colloidal plasmonic manipulators. This nano-manipulator can trap and transport molecules swiftly and does not need nanopatterned surface.

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MEMS Intergrated Ultra-Low Power Nano-Wire Gas Sensor
Researchers in IISc have developed a fabrication method for solid-state nanostructured gas sensor which consumes very low power and provides faster response and recovery time with Limit of Detection (LOD) to sub-ppm levels. This sensor can also be exploited for sensing a variety of gases depending on the metal wire used in fabrication.

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A memory device comprising Aluminium oxide phosphate tunable traps
The invention relates to a process to develop a novel structure of memory storage device comprising aluminium oxide phosphate with controllable storage property and trap space. It is found to have increased intrinsic charge storage and low leakage current.

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Biosensor Strip, Composition and Method of Use Thereof
Researchers from IISc have fabricated biosensor strips for low cost-diabetes screening and monitoring. The strips use low cost membranes for fabrication and has enhanced stability and longer shelf life at room temperature storage conditions. The biosensor strips are also fabricated for bioanalytes including glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol, urea, antigens, and antibodies.

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Sensors Based on Crumpled Sheets of Reduced Graphene Oxide
The subject matter of invention is strain/pressure sensor which are fabricated using an extremely simple and cost effective method. The strain sensors formed using taped crumpled reduced graphene oxide has ultra-high gauge factor. It can find applications in functioning of automate systems, healthcare monitoring, prosthetics etc.

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A Method and Device for Enhanced Cell Poration
Researchers from IISc have designed a method and device for enhanced poration in biological cells for intracellular delivery of molecules. This method does not require any label for detection and also it is tunable and high throughput for intracellular delivery of molecules upto 100 nm to biological cells.

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System and Method for Fault Detection in Power Semiconductor Devices
The invention proposes a system and method for faster detection of fault in power semiconductor devices. It has higher magnitude of improvement in fault detection time and protection area.

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A Method and Device for Enhanced Poration of Biological Cells
Researchers from IISc have designed a method and device for enhanced poration in biological cells for intracellular delivery of molecules. This method does not require any label for detection and also it is tunable and high throughput for intracellular delivery of molecules upto 100 nm to biological cells.

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Mapping Protein Binding Sites and Conformational Epitopes Using Cysteine Labelling and Surface Display Library
The invention relates to a rapid and reliable method for mapping of protein-protein and protein-ligand binding interfaces binding sites using cysteine labeling and surface display libraries. It provides a method of identifying binding site of a molecule of interest to a receptor protein.

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An Apparatus to Maintain Temperature of an Object
A real time temperature controlled portable system is fabricated for storing and transporting sensitive materials. This invention uses dry ice as refrigerant and tackles the power of significant power requirements. It can be used for transporting pharmaceutical products which are temperature sensitive and fragile as it has temperature sensors to track real-time temperature.

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A Variable Torque Hinge Mechanism
Researchers from IISc have invented a compliant hinge mechanism with customizable non-linear torque-angle characteristic. This innovation broadly relates to applications in human mobility-assisting devices, rehabilitative devices, dynamic and static balancing of machines, and robotic systems, all of which requires rotary joints with tunable torque output.

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Laser Based System for Studying Adsorption Kinetics of Adsorbent and Adsorbate Pair
The invention relates to a system employing laser for studying adsorption kinetics of an adsorbent and adsorbate pair.

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Clinical Sample Storage Cassettes
The clinical sample storage cassettes provide stabilization, storage, and transportation of clinical samples for safe storage and downstream DNA analysis. It can also be used for stabilization and storage of sputum, urine, blood, saliva and the like for an extended period of time by preventing putrefaction of the sample. Further, drying of potentially infectious sample in air and punching of paper to obtain discs is eliminated. Thereby, it reduces chances of spread of infections and contamination.

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A Gate Driver with Bipolar Bootstrap Capability
The invention relates to a gate driver with bipolar bootstrap capability. It presents a novel circuit with few passive components to drive up the top switch without using additional active elements or power supply.

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Automated Fundus Image Processing Techniques for Glaucoma Prescreening
Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore have developed a reliable and fully automated method for glaucoma prescreening using fundus images.

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Solar Cell
The invention relates to solar cells having an electrode layer disposed over a barrier layer. It particularly describes a metal nitride layer that can be deposited on metallic substrates. The metal nitride layer is conductive and can be used as one of the electrodes of an electronic device. This offers cost-effective solar cell with high temperature stability and reduced metal contamination from substrate.

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Actuator Material and Method Thereof
The subject matter of invention is piezoelectric ceramic compositions with large electrostrain for application in the field of actuators and transducers.

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Method of Manufacturing Composite Solid Propellant Grains
The invention relates to solid propellants for rocket propulsion and gas generating systems. It provides a method for direct manufacturing of complex composite propellant from digital data.

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Device for tuning laser output
Researchers from IISc have fabricated widely tunable, scalable and high power fiber laser with user selectable output wavelength.

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Electrochemical Measurement of Creatinine in Serum
The invention relates to a method and device for electrochemical quantification of serum creatinine. This can be used for inferring renal efficiency and diagnosis of renal disorders.

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A Compliant Hinge Mechanism
Researchers from IISc have invented a compliant hinge mechanism with customizable non-linear torque-angle characteristic. This innovation broadly relates to applications in human mobility-assisting devices, rehabilitative devices, dynamic and static balancing of machines, and robotic systems, all of which requires rotary joints with tunable torque output.

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