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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.
z05252 – A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method performs in vivo imaging of amyloid plaque in the brain, with or without a contrast agent. The image is reconstructed using data acquired from a very high resolution spin-echo imaging pulse sequence, which achieves contrast using a respiratory gated and cardiac gated spin-echo pulse sequence to reduce motion artifacts at the very high image... Read More
20120119 – A new method automatically adjusts electrical performance of radiofrequency (RF) coil assemblies of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems during the medical imaging process of a subject in order to control changes in loading conditions of the RF coil caused by the subject during the imaging process. Automatically tuning the RF coil circuits provides real-time tuning that electrically... Read More
20120060 – A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach uses a spatiotemporally-encoded MRI pulse sequence (e.g., SWIRLY and/or STEREO) in combination with a smart, adaptive, or phased RF transmit front end. Combining these two components allows highly spatially localized regions of uniform excitation, even in the presence of Band B inhomogeneities. The transmit front end is comprised of a... Read More
20160420 – A new technology allows first-ever in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR). The process employs a feedback system with real-time load compensation that enables in vivo simultaneous transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) images. The RF front-end and coil subsystem maintains high isolation over variable loading conditions. Phase and gain adjustments... Read More
20170379 – A highly-flexible, solid-state electrolyte with reasonable ionic conductivity for a solid electrolyte offers potential solutions for supercapacitive sensors. The paper-based electrolyte is fabricated by mixing ionic liquid with a photo-curable polymer and then brushing this ionic gel on to filter paper. The gel dissolves the paper and subsequently becomes highly flexible after a short... Read More
20130311 – CRISPR/Cas systems can be used to create geminivirus resistance in plants. Using this genome editing tool, plants are pre-programmed with a Cas endonuclease and small RNA sequence that essentially give them an immune system that targets both conserved and non-conserved nucleotide sequences within the geminivirus genome. The technology can inhibit the geminivirus life cycle in three ways:... Read More
20180076 – My Strengths My Health is an electronic, web based survey for health consumers to indentify strengths, needs, and health challenges. The application is built on knowledge of consumer terminology and the standardized nursing language the Omaha System. It allows patients to create their own health story based on personal strengths and health needs and challenges.
20170306 – A microfluidic channel structure limits capillary flow to one direction, offering an effective method to control capillary flow in microfluidic channels. This structure is very versatile since unidirectional flow is independent of liquid contact angle and surface tension. Connected small and large channels are designed so a fluid will not flow beyond the joint of the channels (it is... Read More
20170326 – An accelerated MRI reconstruction approach, Robust Artificial-neural-networks for k-space Interpolation (RAKI) improves the noise properties of GeneRalized Autocalibrating Partial Parallel Acquisition (GRAPPA), which translates to image acceleration (i.e., faster scan times). This method learns a deep non-linear convolutional neural network (CNN) from limited scan-specific... Read More
20160153 – A 16-channel transceiver array (16LD) that combines loop and dipole elements maintains both the higher transmit and receive performance of the loop elements at shallower depths and the improved performance of the dipole elements at greater depths. The loop-dipole combination increases channel count and density beyond what can be currently achieved with dipole elements alone while reducing... Read More