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Super Dwarf Wheat Cultivar: "USU-Apogee" Technical Summary • ‘USU-Apogee’ is a dwarf hard red spring wheat cultivar developed at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and was released in 1996. • USU-Apogee is a shorter, higher yielding alternative to ‘Yecora Rojo’ and Vee...

Published: 5/4/2017  |  Inventor(s): Bruce Bugbee

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Category(s): Agriculture and Food Science, Mechanical & Aerospace

High Regression Rate Hybrid Rocket Fuel Grains with Helical Port Structures Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a method to increase the regression rate of hybrid rocket fuel. By increasing regression rates, rockets experience greater stability, less nozzle erosion, and longer motor duty cycles. Potential fields of interest include both government and private organizations in the Space and Mili...

Published: 5/5/2015  |  Inventor(s): Stephen Whitmore, Daniel Merkley, Mansour Sobbi, Sean Walker

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Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

Power 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 ...

Published: 5/5/2015  |  Inventor(s): Stephen Whitmore, Nathan Inkley, Daniel Merkley

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Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

Hydrocarbon-Seeded Monopropellant Thruster Utah State University researchers have developed multi-start hybrid motor which is available for licensing. The technology enables a hybrid rocket to be reignited mid-flight. • Military• Space exploration• NanoSats • In-space restarts• Multiple restarts Patents/Publications: US-2014-0026537-A1

Published: 3/10/2015  |  Inventor(s): Stephen Whitmore, Shannon Eilers, Zachary Peterson, Matthew Wilson

Keywords(s): Chemical, Defense Systems, Space

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

Magnetic Confinement With Ion Currents Utah State University (USU) is seeking industry partners that are interested in licensing an apparatus and method that creates the conditions for containing ion-made plasma in the minimum-energy state on a scale that is economical and practical. Plasma generates high-energy particles and is used in rocket exhaust, semi-conductors, fusion energy and...

Published: 12/11/2012  |  Inventor(s): W. Farrell Edwards, Eric Held, Ajay Singh

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Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

Use 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 En...

Published: 12/11/2012  |  Inventor(s): Thomas Wilkerson, Jack Mckay

Keywords(s): Wind

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

Wheelchair 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...

Published: 11/12/2012  |  Inventor(s): Brian Laird, James Somers, Mckay Pace

Keywords(s): Assistive Devices, Rehabilitation

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

System 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 provi...

Published: 11/9/2012  |  Inventor(s): Robert Pack, Scott Budge, Paul Israelsen

Keywords(s): Defense Systems, Image Enhancement

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

A 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 t...

Published: 9/28/2012  |  Inventor(s): Ning Fang

Keywords(s): Mechanical, Software

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

High-Speed 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 industri...

Published: 9/28/2012  |  Inventor(s): Barton Smith, Ryan Smith

Keywords(s): Mechanical

Category(s): Mechanical & Aerospace

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