Latest technologies from Utah State Universityhttp://utahstate.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from Utah State Universityen-USThu, 29 Jun 2017 00:06:23 GMTThu, 04 May 2017 11:04:08 GMT 2017, Utah State UniversityWheat cultivar, 04 May 2017 11:04:08 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Simulated Annealing Accelerator Summary Jonathan Phillips and Aravind Dasu, researchers at Utah State University, have developed a pipelined processor that provides opportunities to design circuits customized to accelerate autonomous-scheduling algorithms. Current microprocessors are struggling to meet demand for on-board autonomy-enabling applications. The most popular solution, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), have been able to meet application demands, but at a very high cost. The inventors have developed a technology that improves upon Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), an alternative meth...Thu, 04 May 2017 10:57:01 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for visualizing 3D images created from registered and fused lidar/digital images, 04 May 2017 10:43:06 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for combining fused lidar/digital imagery to create 3D surfaces Summary Taylor Bybee and Dr. Scott Budge of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University have developed an algorithm to create a textured digital elevation model (TDEM) of landscapes using a low-cost UAV system. TDEMs are used to evaluate landscapes which can improve situational awareness of an area and be used in disaster response or precision agriculture. The algorithm takes texel images, or fused LIDAR/digital imagery, and registers them to create a larger texel image. Even when only a little information is available about the surface, the algorithm can register the correct inf...Thu, 04 May 2017 10:34:42 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu optic thermal property probe Summary Dr. Heng Ban, the Director of the Center for Thermohydraulics and Material Properties at Utah State University, has developed an optic fiber based probe for thermal property measurement. The fiber-based thermal properties probe configuration maintains the fiber based heating (pump) laser and detection (probe) laser in close proximity but at a fixed separation distance. The pump beam periodically heats the sample inducing thermal waves into the sample. The probe beam, through a probe fiber, measures the phase of the temperature at a known distance away from the pump beam for a...Thu, 04 May 2017 10:24:32 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu wheat, 04 May 2017 09:57:16 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu turbo execution in NTC: exploiting the paradigm shift in performance bottlenecks, 04 May 2017 09:36:30 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Integrated Modular Multifunction Converter, 03 Apr 2017 13:32:17 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Alice' Bigtooth Maple, 03 Apr 2017 13:09:15 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Mountain Mahogany, 31 Mar 2017 14:09:53 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Semi-Gloss' creeping Oregon grape, 31 Mar 2017 14:00:54 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 31 Mar 2017 13:46:15 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 27 Mar 2017 13:58:03 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu"Golden Spike" Hard White Wheat, 24 Mar 2017 15:13:10 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Purple Chip' Salvia dorrii var. clokeyi, 13 Feb 2017 12:42:45 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Wasatch Fire' Epilobium canum var. garrettii, 13 Feb 2017 12:16:13 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Sol Dancer' Tetranueris acaulis var. arizonica, 10 Feb 2017 15:48:04 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu'Uvatung' Penstemon platyphyllus, 10 Feb 2017 15:39:18 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu of a Lactobacillus Casei Ethanologen, 18 Nov 2016 13:46:29 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Sequence for Thioesterase Production SummaryDr. Jeff Broadbent of the Food Sciences department at USU has determined a genetic sequence that can be transformed into bacteria or fungal cells for the production of thioesters. Thioesters are an important flavoring compound in the food industry and can be harvested naturally or produced synthetically. Thioesters and other flavoring compounds produced by natural means are becoming more desirable due to health and wellness concerns. Some microorganisms naturally produce thioesters, but influencing these to produce higher yields is difficult. This technology provides the abili...Fri, 20 May 2016 09:23:33 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Conversion of Lignin Waste to High-Value Bioproducts SummaryDr. Jixun Zhan of the Biological Engineering department at Utah State University has established a library of biosynthetic bricks from plant, bacterial, and fungal sources that can be combined to produce a variety of plant natural products using lignin as a feedstock.1 Lignin is one of the three major components of lignocellulosic biomass. While the other two components, cellulose and hemicellulose, are commonly used for the production of biofuels such as ethanol, lignin is often treated as low-value waste and burned as fuel, leaving behind environmentally harmful aromatics. L...Fri, 20 May 2016 08:54:40 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu LDPC Codes with Maximum-Likelihood Single-Bit Messages, 03 Mar 2016 15:33:44 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Spider Silk Protein Coatings for Intravenous Catheters, 03 Mar 2016 15:20:33 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 24 Nov 2015 11:54:33 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu of Recombinant Spider Silk with Nylon 6,6 for Improved Mechanical Properties, 24 Nov 2015 11:09:26 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Producing Spider Silk Proteins in E. coli, 24 Nov 2015 11:04:29 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Synthetic Spider Silk Fiber Formation, 24 Nov 2015 10:59:46 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Solubilized Spider Silk Proteins in Aqueous Solutions, 24 Nov 2015 10:56:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Upregulation of Synthetic Spider Silk Production in E. coli, 24 Nov 2015 10:24:14 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Bed Reactor (IBR) - Methane Gas Production, 06 Nov 2015 09:46:25 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Bed Reactor (IBR) - Hydrogen Gas Production, 06 Nov 2015 09:42:50 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Detection of a Bandwidth Denial Attack from a Rogue Network-on-chip, 26 Oct 2015 13:54:39 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Mitigating the Threat of a Compromised NoC, 26 Oct 2015 11:28:01 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Dynamically Adaptable Resilient Pipeline Design in Microprocessors, 26 Oct 2015 11:24:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Global Router on GPU Architecture, 26 Oct 2015 11:18:16 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Term Sustainability of Differentially Reliable Systems in the Dark Silicon Era, 26 Oct 2015 11:11:45 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Dynamic Memory Relocation in 3D Multicore Systems, 26 Oct 2015 11:04:43 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Carrier Injection (HCI) Tolerant NoC Router Microarchitecture, 26 Oct 2015 10:57:53 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Violation Predictor (TVP) using Instruction Level Path Sensitization Analysis, 26 Oct 2015 10:53:49 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Integer Linear Programming (MILP) Based Aging-Aware Routing Algorithm for NoCs, 26 Oct 2015 10:49:49 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 26 Oct 2015 10:43:00 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Wheat, 26 Oct 2015 10:40:42 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 26 Oct 2015 10:37:40 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Wheat, 26 Oct 2015 10:35:13 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 26 Oct 2015 10:29:31 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Wheat, 26 Oct 2015 10:19:45 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu CL Wheat, 26 Oct 2015 10:16:57 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 26 Oct 2015 10:14:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Barley, 26 Oct 2015 10:10:42 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Catalyst for Splitting Water, 26 Oct 2015 10:06:56 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Synthetic Antifungal Agents – Variations to kanamycin A, kanamycin B, and tobramycin, 26 Oct 2015 09:57:56 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Target and Construct for Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infection, 23 Oct 2015 13:55:04 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu IXα Production and Applications, 23 Oct 2015 13:34:32 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Production of Meso-biliverdin IXα, 23 Oct 2015 11:48:03 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Synthetic Antifungal Agents – K20 and Related Compounds, 23 Oct 2015 11:29:37 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Injecting Liquids, 23 Oct 2015 09:50:45 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Floorplanning Algorithm for Circuit Design, 19 Oct 2015 12:41:34 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu for Solubilizing Spider Silk Proteins in Aqueous Solutions, 28 May 2015 08:30:24 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Synthetic Antifungal Agents – K20 and Azole-based Fungicides, 28 May 2015 08:06:26 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Graphene Biosensor for Lactate Analysis, 27 May 2015 12:02:29 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Method for Determining Tissue Pathology, 27 May 2015 10:00:24 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Regression Rate Hybrid Rocket Fuel Grains with Helical Port Structures, 05 May 2015 11:50:38 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Systems with Reconfigurable Antennas, 05 May 2015 11:36:27 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Gene Targeting in Golden Syrian Hamsters by the CRISPR/Cas9 System Utah State University has developed transgenic Golden Syrian Hamsters that develop similar symptoms as humans to a variety of viral diseases provide several medical and research applications. USU is seeking parties interested in purchasing transgenic hamster models or licensing a method to modify the genome of Golden Syrian hamsters. Pharmaceutical testing Medical research Model replicates human response Hamsters are cheap and easy to maintain Previously, the hamster genome was very difficult to manipulate. USU researchers have developed this method to manipulate the hamster genome...Tue, 05 May 2015 11:24:52 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Efficient Restart-Capable Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Arc Ignitor for Hybrid Rockets Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing an ignitor for hybrid rockets. This specific system has the ability to provide the simplicity and reliability of monopropellant systems, but with the strength of a bi-propellant ignitor. This system may be restarted hundreds of times using non-hazardous materials. Potential fields of interest include both government and private organizations in the Space and Military industries. Space Military Inexpensive Multiple-restart Low energy Non-toxic Non-explosive USU researchers have developed an ignitor for ABS rocket fuel ...Tue, 05 May 2015 10:47:00 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu an Oncogene Transgenic Goat with Conditional Gene Expression, 05 May 2015 10:34:05 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Way Training and Sensor's Relationship Table Construction, 10 Mar 2015 08:59:04 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Monopropellant Thruster, 10 Mar 2015 08:55:27 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Compounds for Bacterial Infection Treatment – Specifically MRSA, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:07 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Fungal Halogenase or Preparation of new Halogenated Molecules 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.edu of Organic Syringomycin Seed Treatment 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.edu Homogeneous Power-Performance Heterogeneous Multicore Systems 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.edu Confinement With Ion Currents, 11 Dec 2012 15:46:19 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu Lipodepsipeptides as Anti-Protozoan Agents 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.edu of Diode Injected Alexandrite Ring Laser for Wind Sensor Coupled with Holographic Receiver 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.edu Processing of Speech Recognition 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.edu efficient process for production and extraction of the natural blue pigment indigoidine 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.edu Lift Device 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.edu and Method for obtaining Lidar Data Using Pixel-Aligned Lidar/Electro Optic Data 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.edu surface modification of Poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) by non-covalent immobilization method 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.edu for Efficient High Quality Rendering of Texel Imagery 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.edu 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.edu Multispectral Lidar 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.edu Method for Modeling Material Constitutive Behavior 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.edu Jet Control 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.edu Compression Mechanical Test Fixture with Submicron Tolerance for Use with Capacitive Guage 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.edu Fatigue Testing Machine 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.edu Review Board Approval Software (Protis) 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.edu for Producing Biliverdin IXα from a Non-Animal Source, 27 Sep 2012 14:18:27 GMTkate.astle@usu.edu and Method for Reducing Induced Drag on Aircraft (Twisteron) 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.edu Dense Breakfast Replacement Food 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.edu