Latest technologies from Utah State Universityhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from Utah State Universityen-USMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:57:24 GMTThu, 11 Dec 2014 10:51:54 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rsskate.astle@usu.eduCopyright 2015, Utah State UniversityNew synthetic antifungal agentshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/17666 Utah State University researchers have developed a method to produce meso-biliverdin that is available for licensing. The bile pigment meso-biliverdin, an isomer of biliverdin-IX(BVIXa) alpha, has many potential clinical applications as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant therapeutic. Vascular inflammation (arteries, capillaries) Heart surgery Transplant surgery (islet cell transplant, ischemia/reperfusion) Treatment for sepsis Reduces graft rejection Eliminates the risk of prions or other contamination from animal-derived components Easy recovery and purification for large sca...Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:51:54 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/17666Novel Antibacterial Compoundshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/14867 Utah State University is seeking a pharmaceutical licensee and/or research sponsor to further evaluate and develop paranmycin compounds that have activity against resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Patents/Publications: US 7,371,733 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:07 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/14867A Fungal Halogenase or Preparation of new Halogenated Moleculeshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11860 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in licensing or collaborating to further develop an exciting new technology related to halogenating molecules for drug discovery and development. Pharmaceuticals Enzymatic activity Biotechnology companies Anti-fungal compounds Anti-cancer compounds Compound libraries Anti-microbial discovery Green chemistry Halogenates diverse natural and non-natural products Easy scale-up Conducts both mono- and dihalogenation Uses chloride or bromide as Halogen donors Combats drug resistance issues Commonly used antimicrob...Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:08:50 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11860Aqueous Lipid Extraction from Microalgal Biomass for Biodiesel Productionhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11608 Utah State University researchers have developed means to process algal biomass in wet form, which can significantly reduce the production cost of biodiesel from algae by bypassing the drying step. Algae have been identified as an ideal biological feedstock for the production of biofuels because of its fast growth rates and high oil content. Typical processes for lipid extraction from algae requires a drying step that is expensive and time consuming. Biofuels Precursor for surfactants and other chemicals Significantly reduced production costs Time saving process Increased efficienc...Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:21 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11608Production of Organic Syringomycin Seed Treatmenthttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11607 Utah State University has developed an organic fungicide using syringomycin that meets the USDA National Organic Program standards for organic seed treatment and is seeking companies interested in licensing opportunities. Althought the organic farming industry is a fast-growing segment of U.S. agriculture, effective organic-compatible fungicides are nearly nonexistent. Organic agriculture Plant research Food development Produce production Energy efficiency Runtime utilization Heterogeneous circuit characteristics Safe thermal conditions Organic seed treatment Crop disease prot...Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:21 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11607Architecturally Homogeneous Power-Performance Heterogeneous Multicore Systemshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11606 Utah State University inventors have developed a chip called the Architecturally Homogeneous Power-Performance Heterogeneous Multicore Systems (AHPH) and are seeking parties interested in sponsoring research or licensing this technology. The new design captures the low-cost benefit of homogeneous core architecture, and delivers energy efficiency advantages of ground up circuit designs for target latencies in a multicore system. Computer technology Computer systems Data base management systems Data mining systems Government Military Energy efficiency Runtime utilization Heterogen...Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:20 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11606Magnetic Confinement With Ion Currentshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11605Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11605Laulimalide Microtubule Stabilizing Agentshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11603 Utah State University has developed a novel laulimalide composition and is seeking a party interested in licensing the compound for drug resistive cancers. The laulimalide composition has been tested on mammalian cancer cells, and initial tests have demonstrated impedance of uncontrolled cell growth. Cancer treatment, either alone or in combination with other drugs Circumvents glycoprotein mediated drug resistance, creating unique treatment No previous resistivity exists, allowing more effective and additional treatment Patents/Publications: US 6,414,015 US 7,435,754 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:18 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11603Syringomycin-family Lipodepsipeptides as Anti-Protozoan Agentshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11602 Researchers at Utah State University have developed a method to control or prevent protozoan infections caused by vector borne parasites through therapeutically effective amounts of a natural product and are seeking a party interested in licensing technology. Wind farm prospecting Aircraft/satellite applications Measuring fluid flow Cryptosporidiosis Malaria Leishmaniasis Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) Prevention of infection in immune compromised subjects Alleviate protozoan drug resistance Treats infections in immune compromised subjects, saving the lives of children, the ...Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:18 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11602Use of Diode Injected Alexandrite Ring Laser for Wind Sensor Coupled with Holographic Receiverhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11601 Utah State University researchers have developed a portfolio of technologies called LIDAR Wind to aid in the optimal placement of wind power farms and is seeking a licensing partner. Wind farm prospecting Aircraft/satellite applications Measuring fluid flow Simple yet accurate method to measure wind velocity, direction, drift, and flow Enables the optimal placement of wind farms Multiple methods for wind measurement ensure the best fit for any given situation Accurately measure fluid velocity, direction, drift, and flow Awareness of the need for renewable energy resources, inc...Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:17 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11601Turbo Processing of Speech Recognitionhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11590 Utah State University researchers have discovered a way to combat speech recognition issues with the Turbo Processing System and are seeking an industry partner interested in licensing the technology. The turbo speech processing technology has demonstrated a substantial improvement compared to a speech recognition system that does not use it. Specifically, in a laboratory test the technology is able to reduce the relative error rate by up to 60%. The technology may be worked into existing speech recognition methods, including those that employ hidden Markov models, or neural nets. Electron...Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:58:51 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11590An efficient process for production and extraction of the natural blue pigment indigoidinehttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11484 Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a patent or sponsoring research to further develop a system of producing and extracting the pigment indigoidine at high yields. Biochemical Antimicrobial Identification of PPTase inhibitors Natural pigment for food and chemical industry Large scale production Low cost High yield Easy and economic extraction Useful properties of indigoidine have been discovered and utilized in recent years. In addition to the antimicrobial activity, the bright blue color of this natural product makes it a useful and sensitive indi...Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:23:36 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11484Wheelchair Lift Devicehttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11443 Utah State University (USU) Researchers have developed a simple and efficient wheelchair lift device and are seeking to license the technology to interested companies. USU's Wheelchair Lift Device operates smoothly and with minimal effort which allows the user to easily load and unload a wheelchair from the trunk of a vehicle. Vehicle OEMs After-market device manufacturers Compact design fits and adapts to almost any car trunk Easy to operate Safe to use Installs easily Inexpensive solution The 2002 US Census estimated that there are 2.7 million Americans over the age of 15 who...Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:17:26 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11443Biodiesel Production by Simultaneous Extraction and Conversion of Total Lipids from Microalgae, Cyanobacteria, and Wild Mixed-Cultureshttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11433 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in licensing or collaborating to further develop an exciting new technology related to the production of biodiesel. Fatty acid alcohol esters are useful in the production of biodiesel, but current processes for extracting these esters are extremely complex. The USU invention optimizes reaction conditions and features a single step extraction and conversion process that produces biodiesel in high yield from microalgae. This single step system significantly decreases the time and money needed to produce biodiesel. Oil and gas c...Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:59:26 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11433System and Method for obtaining Lidar Data Using Pixel-Aligned Lidar/Electro Optic Datahttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11432 Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a patent for a technology that significantly improves the ability to obtain high fidelity and high resolution LIDAR point-clouds to enhance three-dimensional (3D) imagery in real time. The LIDAR generates a laser beam to form a LIDAR shot and receives the reflected laser beam to provide range data. A digital camera includes an array of pixels to receive optical radiation and provide electro-optical (EO) data. This technology has the potential to greatly improve the industry's ability to generate high resolution 3D images. Mil...Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:59:26 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11432Hydrophilic surface modification of Poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) by non-covalent immobilization methodhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11249 A method of altering the surface of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to make it hydrophilic was developed by Utah State University and is available for licensing. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is an inert non-toxic silicon-based polymer that is used in applications ranging from medical devices (prosthesis, contact lenses, etc) to electrical insulators, anti-foaming agents and other products. Each of these applications is a multi-billion dollar market in which PDMS plays a significant role. The hydrophobic nature of PDMS is an undesirable property for microfluidic devices, biomedical uses, and sen...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:55:08 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11249Methods for Efficient High Quality Rendering of Texel Imageryhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11248 Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a technology that greatly improves and enhances the quality of surface models generated by a Texel Camera. In recent years point-based geometry has gained increasing attention as an alternative surface representation, both for efficient rendering and for flexible geometry processing of highly complex 3D-models. For that reason, a researcher for the Center for Advanced Imaging LADAR (CAIL) at Utah State University developed a more efficient Texel Imagery technology. This method renders massive textured point clouds derived from ...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:55:17 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11248Lab-on-a-chiphttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11244 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in taking a newly developed DNA detection system to market. The ability to obtain highly sensitive and specific detection of multiple DNA sequences plays an important role in biomedical diagnosis of disease as well as in environmental monitoring, food safety, and the military. The pathogen detection market for biosensors is worth over $600 million and is expected to grow as legislation continues to create new standards. Currently, most detection methods require long turnaround times and are not suitable for real-time or on-line ...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:48:16 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/112443D Multispectral Lidarhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11242 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in licensing technology or sponsoring additional research for a 3D multi-spectral LIDAR system. The patented technology serves as a foundational piece of modern LIDAR devices. Military Topographic mapping Flood risk mapping Emergency response/disaster mitigation Urban planning 3D city modeling Site engineering Real-time acquisition of 3D digital geo-rectified and topography imagery for immediate use in geographic information systems (GIS) without need for post processing Collection of time-synchronous LIDAR range da...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:10:09 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11242A Method for Modeling Material Constitutive Behaviorhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11241 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner to either license or sponsor additional research for a materials strength method and model. This breakthrough technology was developed by USU professors and can be used to model and predict material and tool behavior during machining processes for optimized machining and improved tool life. The technology has been used to develope a preliminary computer program to provide visualizations of strain and wear on materials and tools. CNC machining / controllers Drilling, milling, cutting, lathes, etc. CAD / CAM software Machining educatio...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:10:09 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11241High-Speed Jet Controlhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11239 Utah State University has developed a novel device to improve the application of thermal sprays to irregular surfaces and is seeking a party interested in licensing a patent. The device can also be used for inside pipes and bores while protecting the surface from heat. Thermal spray coatings extend the life of products in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, turbine engines, diesel engines, oil, electronics, textile, automotive, pump, marine, printing, gage, machine repair, and process. The market for thermal spray powders and equipment is nearly $1 billion and nearly $2.5 bill...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:10:07 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11239Tensile Compression Mechanical Test Fixture with Submicron Tolerance for Use with Capacitive Guagehttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11238 Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in licensing a technology that is capable of carrying out strength and performance tests on micro-sized devices. In the world of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), devices continue to shrink. Demand for accurate and reliable performance modeling of small scale devices, in contrast, is growing. The need to understand the properties of these materials is important because the properties of micro-portions of materials often differ from those of larger specimens. Developed at Utah State University, a new fixture technology over...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:10:07 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11238MEMS Fatigue Testing Machinehttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11231 Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a technology that makes it possible to carry out strength and fatigue tests on micro-sized materials. The properties of micro-portions of material often differ from those of larger specimens from which they are derived. Therefore new testing methods need to be implemented because conventional instruments cannot be miniaturized sufficiently to perform strength/fatigue tests on micro/nano samples of materials in an accurate and cost effective manner. Scientists at Utah State University have developed a method and a device that ca...Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:25:54 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11231Institutional Review Board Approval Software (Protis)http://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11202 Utah State University is seeking university and commercial partners that are interested in licensing Institutional Review Board software for either internal use or further development and large-scale distribution. Commercial software is available, but it is extremely expensive and not easily adaptable to the specific needs of a particular organization. The software developed by Utah State University is a cost effective solution and can be easily adapted to fit the specific needs and design requirements of any university or research organization. Universities Software development companie...Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:26:06 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11202Bacterial Production of Biliverdinhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11200 Utah State University researchers have developed a method to produce biliverdin that is available for licensing. The bile pigment biliverdin-IX(BVIXa) alpha has many potential clinical applications as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant therapeutic. Vascular inflammation (arteries, capillaries) Heart surgery Transplant surgery (islet cell transplant, ischemia/reperfusion) Treatment for sepsis Reduces graft rejection Eliminates the risk of prions or other contamination from animal-derived components Easy recovery and purification for large scale production and reduced unit co...Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:18:27 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11200Apparatus and Method for Reducing Induced Drag on Aircraft (Twisteron)http://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11181 Utah State University has developed a method to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency in aircraft and is seeking an industry partner to license the technology. Induced drag is a major problem of aircraft design. Current solutions to the problem are inefficient and not applicable to all types of aircraft. To address these market needs, Utah State University engineers have developed a wing design called Twisteron. Features of Twisteron include maximizing lift of a wing during takeoff, providing roll control and minimizing induced drag during flight. Twisterons can be applied to all types o...Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:22:54 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11181Nutrient Dense Breakfast Replacement Foodhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11176 Utah State University has developed a fast, yet healthy breakfast replacement and is seeking to license the technology to a company for large-scale distribution, or to coordinate sponsored research efforts with industry. One serving provides one-fourth the RDI for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories fulfilling the guidelines for the National School Breakfast program. According to surveys conducted by Food Insight, 93% of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal, yet fewer than half (44%) are eating it every day. Studies have shown that eating a healt...Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:22:51 GMTkate.astle@usu.eduhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.com/technology/11176