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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.
20160195 – The E-Wheel designed at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is a vertical axis in-stream hydropower generation system that generates clean electricity from renewable sources with minimal impact on the environment. The hydrokinetic energy technology, designed specifically for small to medium sized open channel systems in both warm and cold-weather regions, focuses on single thread... Read More
20160311 – A simple, indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) rapidly and reliably detects Seneca Valley Virus as a cause of idiopathic vesicular disease (IVD) in swine. The ELISA detects serum antibodies to Senecavirus A (SVA) viral protein 2. These methods use the Senecavirus A polypeptide as a capture antigen for detecting antibodies that specifically bind to the Senecavirus A... Read More
20150270 – A handheld device used in conjunction with a smartphone can measure three-dimensional angles of the scapula during arm movement. The device attaches to a smartphone with an adjustable mounting apparatus, and a custom smartphone application integrates the phone’s sensors and data recording ability to measure and record scapular angles during arm motion. By measuring all three angles of... Read More
20170123 – An algorithm and software package for automatic voxel positioning in single voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) improves consistency of tissue coverage between subjects. The software tool quickly identifies the voxel of interest (VOI) in a given scan across a range of patients using an algorithm that maps a VOI from an atlas to a subject’s MR scan data using a nonlinear/non-rigid... Read More
20120049 – Steering Resonance over the Object (STEREO) is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pulse sequence with a frequency and amplitude modulated RF pulse applied in the presence of modulated gradients to excite signals in an entirely spatiotemporal manner. STEREO represents a substantial departure from conventional MRI in which spins contained in the sample, slab, or slice are excited... Read More
z04196 – A parity-bit coding strategy detects prescribed error events when detecting error events in code words detected from data signals. The error detection code corresponds to one or more dominant error events for the communication system, thus targeting specific error events. The code provides a substantial performance gain compared to conventional parity-based post processing methods, and... Read More
z01025 – A parallel concatenated parity check (PCPC) coding scheme concatenates, in parallel, multiple single bit parity check block codes for high areal density magnetic recording. The low-density generator matrix coding scheme, decoded as a low density parity check code, obtains results using a Lorentzian channel model (with and without transition noise) modeled as first order position jitter.... Read More
20170069 – An algorithm using particle swarm optimization (PSO) in programming electrodes in deep brain stimulation arrays (DBSAs) provides clinicians with an intuitive, semi-automated approach for programming multi-electrode neuromodulation systems. The system and methods optimize deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy by producing a range of optimal electrode configuration solutions that can achieve... Read More
mrt – The University of Minnesota licenses technologies to interested companies to further develop and commercialize. Please contact Kevin Nickels for more information about these technologies.
20150184 – A next-generation breast pump design offers nursing mothers increased convenience and privacy. The low profile, one piece device can be concealed within a bra and held in place with self-adhesive backing. It conforms to multiple breast sizes and fits comfortably and unobtrusively under clothing. Milk passes through a channel routed along the circumference of the breast into flexible,... Read More