Blog / Jun 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Top 3 Latest Innovations at Ellumen

Written by Mary Carroll

STEM Innovation IR&D

New Patent Enhances Medical Diagnosis

In August 2015, Ellumen Inc. received a patent entitled “Dielectric Encoding of Medical Images” (Patent No. 9,111,334 B2) awarded to inventors Todd R. McCollough and William J. McCollough. The issued patent was for an innovative method which allowed physicians to easily interpret medical images created using microwave data. The science team is continuing to improve its technology and will be awarded an additional, divisional patent for the enhancement of that same technology which provides a cost-effective technique for encoding dielectric images into familiar forms. The patent involves the conversion of microwave signals to MRI or CT-type medical images familiar to medical professionals and will be awarded on July 11th, 2017 (Patent No. 9,704,275).

Novel Antenna Design Recognized and Published by PIER C

Ellumen’s Science Team’s novel ultra-wideband (UWB) unidirectional antenna design has been recognized and published in the Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER) C via their online journal. The paper, entitled “A Novel Cavity Backed Monopole Antenna with ultra-wideband (UWB) Unidirectional Radiation”, describes an antenna that supports high data rate communication systems, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and biomedical microwave imaging. The applications of this antenna span academic, commercial, and military arenas. It could be used in military radar systems to detect enemy fighters. The antenna can also support biomedical microwave imaging for the early detection of cancer, without causing any harm to the body. It can also be used in through-wall imaging to detect buried objects in geological or archeological surveys.

Science Team to Present Research in Upcoming IEEE AP-S Symposium

Ellumen’s science team is excited to be contributing two papers to the 2017 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting held July 9-15, 2017, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA. The symposium and meeting are cosponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The meeting is expected to be a premier international forum on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering, and radio science. Ellumen senior scientists Dr. Arezou Edalati, Ph.D and Dr. Wenyi Shao, Ph.D will present the team’s recent work:

  • “Experimental Microwave Near-field Detection with Moveable Antennas” presented by Dr. Shao, details a fully robotic, software-controlled system for microwave imaging that allows efficient, real time collection of scattered data.
  • “A Novel Dual-Band Beam-Switching Antenna Based on Active Frequency Selective Surfaces” presented by Dr. Edalati, covers an antenna design for enhancing 4g LTE telecommunications.


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Mary Carroll

Written by Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll is Ellumen's Marketing Manager offering our clients and partners her 5+ years guiding small business owners on smarter, better approaches for capturing audience imaginations and inspiring action. In addition to writing company press releases, site content, marketing material, and developing corporate marketing strategies, she also enjoys sending adorable pictures of her pug, Lola, to her coworkers. Share your comments or cute pug photos with Mary on Twitter or read more about Mary’s career on LinkedIn.

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