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Our portfolio of inventions provides a searchable listing of available technologies, developed by the world-renowned faculty at the University of Minnesota. We have categorized these inventions into Agriculture and Horticulture, Life Sciences, Physical Engineering Sciences and Software and Information Technologies. Each technology listing includes a technology description and contact information for the appropriate Technology Marketing Manager. Additionally, some technologies may be licensed, non-exclusively, online. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that enable immediate licensing using a credit card.
20160410-20170196 – Highly potent and selective TLR8 and dual TLR7/TLR8 agonists can stimulate human adaptive immune response. These compounds hold potential as vaccine adjuvants that could augment innate immune response against inflammatory, microbial and/or viral diseases as well as cancer. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in host defense, inflammation, and immune response, and... Read More
20170101 – Flex-fabrication design enables new methods of deep brain stimulation (DBS) by combining phase and amplitude modulated pulses with a Flex-DBS probe. The device consists of an array of flexible, independently actuatable, multi-channel stimulators housed inside an implant. The stimulators slide inside individual conduits and the implant’s distal end flares the electrodes radially outward as... Read More
20170066 – A new multi-modal, targeted approach to deep-brain stimulation (DBS) therapy manages multiple symptoms simultaneously to treat various neurological and co-morbid conditions. In particular, the technology can help Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients overcome co-morbid sleep disturbances by using DBS waveforms and stimulation parameters to promote sleep. The technology uses the same... Read More
20160315 – New composites for drug release, include silica nanoparticles and a semisolid polymer, are more versatile than the semi-solid polymers alone in terms of accommodating and releasing multiple drugs and active molecules. They are easily injectable, allow more controlled/sustained release, allow different release profiles of a single drug (or for two different drugs from the same composition)... Read More
20140236 – Radiofrequency (RF) pulses for in-vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are prone to errors due to physiological motion of organs in the torso during the respiratory cycle. Two different strategies mitigate these errors and obtain solutions robust against respiratory changes within an imaging scan or between different scans. Both methods require calibration scans (B1+ and DeltaB0 maps)... Read More
20170298-20170299 – A flexible tactile sensor, 3D printed with electronic inks, can detect and differentiate human movements (e.g., radial pulse and finger pressing/bending). The stretchable sensor consists of a conductive coil placed between two stretchable electrode layers. A custom, multi-functional 3D printing process prints silver-impregnated silicone inks with tunable printability and electrical... Read More
z00179 – A ring-type voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with a delay stage minimizes phase noise and has an inverter, a memory element and tuning circuitry. The inverter receives a signal from and provides an output to other delay stages. The memory element is coupled to the inverter’s output to delay the time before the output signal begins to switch states in response to switch of states of the... Read More
20170236 – An algorithm that increases signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio in imaging data uses spatial-temporal properties of noise without applying assumptions on the underlying image signal. The technique, which improves already obtained image data and does not require modifying any existing sequences, can be applied to fMRI, diffusion, arterial spin labeling (ASL), and quantitative parameter mapping.... Read More
z01027 – A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) offers single mode confinement. The VCSEL is comprised of a substrate and a lower mirror, active region and upper mirror arranged in a vertical stack to form a laser. Horizontally spaced-apart regions of increased refractive index extend vertically at least partially through the vertical stack to promote single-mode confinement in the... Read More
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