Device to Expand Soft Tissue

Two-step coating method for improved high temperature filtration

A method to create nano-scale membrane coated porous ceramic filtration material to dramatically improve both initial filtration efficiency and soot loading behavior of conventional DPFs/GPFs and filters used in other high temperature applications.

Multifunctional, flexible sensor array for urethral catheters (20140233)

A new urethral catheter for simultaneous measurement of pressure distribution and neural activity.

Wearable laryngeal vibration system for Spasmodic Dysphonia (20170400)

A non-invasive neuromodulation device and method for the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia.

High performing ultrafiltration membranes with high selectivity and permeability (2020-370)

A method to fabricate high performance filtration membranes at industrial scale.

Vision-aided Inertial Navigation System (VINS) for 3D Ground Vehicle Localization (20180123)

SHE-CRAM: Computational Random Access Memory (CRAM) based on Spin Hall Effect (20180422)

Single Thread Large-scale Localization and Mapping (20170194)

Acceleration of heterogeneous catalysis through dynamic resonance (2019-226)

A method to dynamically vary binding rates to drastically increase rate of chemical reactions involving heterogeneous catalysts.

Active Knit Compression Garment Portfolio (20170290)

A portfolio of shape memory alloy (SMA) functional active knits offers several types of wearable compression garments as well as a novel process for creating them. Technology #20170290-20180107-20180120-20180298

E. Coli Fermentation of Glycerol from Biodiesel Waste into Ethanol

Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells using Graded Heterojunction Technology

Photovoltaic Organic Solar Cells using Graded Heterojunctions are Less Expensive and More Efficient

Transforming Air-Ground Miniature Robots

Spectrum Sensing Cognitive Radios

Geothermal Power Generation from Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Uses Renewable Resources

Geothermal Power Generation: Clean Energy from Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Corn Stover Agglomerates for Oil Absorption

Plasmonic Device Produces Collimated, Monochromatic Light from Heat

Ultra-smooth Patterned Metal Films for Plasmonics

Ultra-smooth Patterned Metal Films for Plasmonics and Metamaterials

High Yield Ammonia Production

Efficiency and Space Improvements in Electrical Apparatus

Compact Power Transformer Design is More Efficient and Less Complex

Power Transformer Design Improves Efficiency

Artificial Cornea Made From Silica Composite

SMART Signal, Traffic Data Collection for Urban Traffic Flow

SALSA - Automated Speech Assessment

For Quantitative Neuropsychological Cognitive Assessment

Organic Photovoltaic Portfolio

Increased Organic Photovoltaic Efficiency

Uncooled Infrared Detectors with High Sensitivity

High Sensitivity Mid-wave Infrared Thermal Sensor

Stair Climbing Robot for Military and Security Applications

Ultrathin Zeolite Production Method

Post-Viterbi Error Correction based on Syndrome Value

Biodegradable Polylactide Polymer from Polymerized Oil

High-Precision Vehicle Navigation using Kalman Filter Algorithm

Ammonia Production without Molecular Hydrogen for use in Fertilizer Production

CDesK© - Modular Desk / Workstation Design and Manufacturing Specifications

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Biosynthesis of Biodiesel without Glycerin By-Product

Nanostructured Membranes for Gas and Liquid Separation

Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Starch or Cellulose Derived Sugars

Dual Mode Tactile and Proximity Sensor

Plasma Synthesis of Nanocrystals

Nanoparticles Functionalized with Organic Molecules

Cyclic Codes Error Pattern Correction Increases Hard Disk Storage Capacity

CMOS Image Sensor with Adaptive Frame Rate and High Dynamic Range

Syngas Production Using a Biomass Gasification Process

Ion Gel Gate Insulator in Field Effect Transistors

Hydraulic Energy Storage Systems

Highly Sensitive Uncooled, Narrowband, Infrared Detector

Programmable Self-assembly Method for Nanocomponents and Microcomponents

Simple Pulse-width Modulated Controller for Matrix Converters

Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired

Thin Film Gallium Nitride has Low Dislocation Density

Uncooled, Continuously Tunable Thermal Sensor Increases Thermal Sensitivity

AMSOL 7.1: Software to Calculate Free Energies of Solvation

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Biodegradable Polyester Produced From Non-toxic, Renewable Monomer

On-Demand Production of Peracetic Acid

Early Pulmonary Edema and Atrial Fibrillation Detection Using Implantable Devices

Delivery System for Precursor Gas in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Aerodynamic Lenses Optimized For Nanoparticles

Error Detection Using CRC Code

Directed Self-Assembly, Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Microsystems

Parity-bit Error Detection Targets Prescribed Error Events

MRI of Amyloid Plaque in the Brain

Partial Oxidation for Production of Olefins with Intact Alkane Functional Groups

Hybrid Geothermal and Fuel Cell System

Real-time Particle Detection in Semiconductor Vacuum Environment

Improved Non-coherent Ultra Wideband Radio Receiver

Microbial Biosynthesis Produces Unique Flavonoids, Chalcones and Stilbenes Used in Nutraceuticals

Biodiesel and Enriched Animal Feed from Dry Distillers Grains with Solubles Created in Ethanol Production

High-Yield Plasma Synthesis of Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals

New Voltage Controlled Oscillator Design

High Quality Digital Image Restoration Provides Faster Downloads with Less Storage and Bandwidth Requirements

Micro Fabrication Using High Resolution Xerographic Printer

Syngas from Autothermal Reforming of Ethanol

Mining Technology for Pellet Fine Removal

Low pH High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Nonlinear Post Beamforming Filter for Imaging

Ultra-thin Film Characterization Using Tunneling Ellipsometry

Cellulosic Biofuel, Chemical, and Ethanol Production

Organism Design for Cellulosic Biofuel, Cellulosic Chemical, and Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Spray Pyrolysis Fabrication of Nanoporous Material

Modification of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Emission Characteristics

Fast Iterative Decoding of Parallel Concatenated Parity Check Code

Low Complexity Signal Space Detector for DVD Channel

Highly Linear Circuits

Single Wire Arc Thermal Spray for Uniform Surface Coating and Rapid Prototyping

Low Phase Noise Ring-type Voltage Controlled Oscillator

Radial Symmetry Ellipsometer

Improved Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Using Half-Spin Echo Data Recovery

Driver Assistive System - Assistance in Low Visibility Conditions

Magnetic Separator for Taconite Processing Plant

Biological Sample Imaging Device

Decontamination of food and surfaces from viral contamination using photodynamic treatment

An inexpensive, non-thermal method for decontamination of foods from viral contaminants without affecting their quality.

A positive pressure testing booth for sample collection

Design files for a portable testing booth that facilitates safe practice of sample collection procedures on patients with infectious pathogens.

1 licensing option
A Gown for U Project - level 1 isolation gown for emergency use

Design files for a low cost, rapidly producible, one-size-fits-all level 1 isolation gown.

1 licensing option
Storage box to facilitate decontamination and reuse of face masks

A safe and well-ventilated storage box for N95 masks - design files and instruction videos.

1 licensing option
MNmask Emergency-Use Face Masks

A design package for three styles of emergency-use face masks.

1 licensing option
Minnesota Solvation (MNSOL) Database

An extensive and vetted database of free energies of solvation.

1 licensing option
Portable aerosol hood to reduce spread of pathogens during medical procedures

A portable, transparent isolation box that facilitates safe practice of medical procedures on patients with infectious pathogens.

Coventor Emergency Ventilator - Adult Manual Resuscitator Compressor

A design package for an emergency, rapid-deployment ventilator system.

1 licensing option
Sustainable triblock copolymers as strong, tunable, and degradable pressure sensitive adhesives

A method to produce strong, tunable, and degradable pressure sensitive adhesives from by-products of the cashew industry.

Machine learning algorithm for 3D particle field reconstruction

A machine learning algorithm for accurately reconstructing 3D particle fields.

MemPy v1.0 - Simulation software for gas separation using spiral-wound membrane modules

A simulation software tool to evaluate performance of spiral-wound membrane modules.

1 licensing option
Position estimation and tip-over prevention system for off-road vehicles

Visualization of intracardiac electrograms on 3D heart model (VIEgram)

A software for easy visualization of intracardiac electrograms on 3D heart models.

1 licensing option
Improving photovoltaic cell efficiency by employing highly stable, earth-abundant nanoparticle system

A novel nanomaterial for applications involving photon upconversion.

Self-supervised physics-based deep learning reconstruction without fully-sampled data

Methods for training machine learning algorithms without fully-sampled reference data for inverse problems.

Hybrid charge trap transistor-MRAM memory devices (2020-102, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Designs of hybrid charge trap transistor-MRAM devices for ultra-high-density non-volatile memory.

Nanoparticle bio-pesticide to improve crop health, germination, and overall yield

A material and method of application for improving crop health and yield.

Novel tensile testing apparatus for brittle materials

A device for accurately measuring tensile strength of brittle materials without requiring constitutive assumptions.

Topographically conforming self-fitting garments made of active materials

A method to design and manufacture knitted garments that dynamically conforms to complex surfaces.

Low-discrepancy Deterministic Bit-stream Processing

Two methods for fast-converging, scalable deterministic computation based-on low-discrepancy sequences.

Fully-biodegradable controlled release coatings for fertilizer

A new, fully-biodegradable material and method of preparation of slow release fertilizers.

Wound closure device

Advance Ergonomic Desk

A fully electric standing desk that is optimized for improved ergonomics, mobility, and collaboration needs of home office users.

3D printed bionic skull for multimodal neural sensing

Exact-repair regenerating codes for distributed storage system

A novel framework for exact-repair regenerating codes that can optimally trade between storage and repair bandwidth in distributed storage systems.

Methods to produce high performance soft magnetic material (Minnealloy) in bulk (2019-263, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Methods to prepare soft magnetic materials with high magnetization and low coercivity.

Reduce contamination from grains and powdered food

A method for scalable, non-thermal or low temperature pasteurization of powdered or particulate food.

Simplified Recycling of Multicomponent Polymer Products

Simplified, Single-Vessel Synthesis and Separation of Ammonia

An apparatus and process for simplified, high yield production of ammonia using a single vessel, isothermal reactor.

Click-Chemistry Reagent for Mass Cytometry

Nesocodin: A natural red colorant that’s easily synthesized

A method to synthesize a novel, natural red colorant that is biodegradable and likely non-toxic.

Fluorescence-based assay for probing lipid transfer activity

A sensitive, reproducible and quantitative assay to study lipid transfer using bicelles as model membranes.

CoFe nanowires for remote heating using an alternating magnetic field

A nanowire material for remote, rapid and uniform heating of biological samples.

Low-end to high-end cross-technology communication via cross-decoding (XBee-XFi)

A method to enable high-throughput, concurrent cross-technology communication from low-end to high-end wireless devices using cross-decoding technique.

Patterned organic semiconductor layer for increased efficiency in OLEDs

A simple method to create a single-component diffraction grating using organic semiconductors for the improvement of outcoupling efficiency in OLEDs.

Biodegradable lactose-based hydrogel

A method to produce biodegradable lactose-based hydrogel from lactose-containing dairy waste.

One-Step Conversion of Methane to High Value Aromatics

3D tumor models for accurate testing of therapeutics

A method to create a 3D tumor model that accurately mimics both tumor behavior and environment for use in anti-cancer drug development.

Process to Manufacture Branched Caprolactone

Machine Learning-based Dynamic Activity Recommendation System

A deep learning architecture for wearable devices to evaluate, predict, and improve the quality of sleep by recommending personalized activities.

Unique small molecule modulators of GPCRs

Novel small molecules that bind and modulate G-protein coupled receptors (specifically Sigma 1 and 5-HT7) for therapeutic development.

Point-of-care Concussion Therapy

An accurate, high throughput method to measure site-specific ubiquitin abundance

Isotopically balanced quantification of ubiquitination (IBAQ-Ub): A rapid, sensitive method to measure site-specific ubiquitination abundance

Enhanced Brain Structural Connectivity Mapping

Drug Delivery Device for Oral Topical Medicine

Plant Biometric Estimation Using 3D Models

3D Plant Reconstruction and Biometric Measurement

Compact Holographic PIV with Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Bioink composition suitable for creating cardiac tissues

A material composition suitable for 3D printing of biological structures containing stem cells.

Block Copolymer Toughener for Isotactic Polypropylene

MRI Pre-Scan Method for Imaging Metallic Devices

Durable, Water Resistant Wood-Based Energy Pellets

Large Robotic Swarm Control via Random Finite Set Theory

Select Optimal Therapeutic Parameters for Medical Stimulation Devices

Polyacrylamide Chemistry Provides Pathway to Novel Polymers (20180205, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

3D printing on Moving Freeform Surfaces

Electric-field switching of perpendicular MTJs

A magnetic semiconductor device design that allows for switching magnetization without an external field.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Geologic Maps

Binderless, Easy Lighting Charcoal Briquettes

A method to make moisture-resistant biofuel briquettes with high aroma retention, high volatility, and low ash content.

Quality Control Test for Pathogenic Bacteria Contaminated Water

CMRR - Center for Magnetic Resonance Research Software for Siemens MRI Scanners

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Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing for Concrete and Metal

High Quality Down-sampling for Deterministic Approaches to Stochastic Computing

Cost Effective Preparation of Highly Stable, Reusable Whole Cell Biocatalysts

A novel method to immobilize, stabilize, and enhance the reactivity of whole cell biocatalysts.

Patient Controlled Dynamic Therapeutic Compression Tension Garment

Improving Biodiesel Production Efficiency via Methyl Ester Recovery

Lightweight Single LED 3D Indoor Localization System

Efficient Ammonia Production Using Stable Absorbents

Cost-effective Real-time Lane Departure Warning System

High Yield Synthesis of Bio-based Acrylic Acid and Acrylate Monomers from Lactic Acid (20180106, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Decentralized Interleaving of Parallel-connected Converters in DC Microgrids

Non-invasive Neuromodulation for Reversible Modulation of Neural Activity

A method for targeted modulation of neural activity using transcranial low intensity focused ultrasound.

High Ammonia Absorbing Corn Stover Hydrochar for use in Horse Bedding

Microinjection for Single Cell Gene Manipulation

Referenceless Nyquist Ghost Correction for Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)

Segmenting 3D Bone Computed Tomography Data

Metal Ore Recovery and Treatment via Selective Carbothermic Reduction and Smelting

Integrated Traumatic Brain Injury Catheter (iTBI)

Low Latency, Parallel Computing Scheme

Localization of Cardiac Arrhythmia Origins from ECG

Chewing Simulator Provides Sensory Information

Real-Time Reporter and Efficient Enzymes for DNA Editing

Active Knit Compression Stockings

Versatile Biocatalyst System for Synthesizing Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Food Ingredients

Gradient-index Beam Shaper

Vision-aided Inertial Navigation Systems Software from Multiple Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory

Optimized Radio Frequency Pulses Generated From Magnetic Resonance User Defined Parameters

High Quality Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films

Physical-layer cross-technology communication via signal emulation (AllBee)

A method to enable high-throughput cross-technology communication using physical-level emulation without hardware or firmware modifications.

Nanowire Based Closed Ring Resonators with Extremely High Quality Factors

Design of Energy Efficient Microprocessor

Scan-Specific Machine Learning Reconstruction for MRI

Augmented non-invasive hearing system

Autonomous Vehicle Lane Detection System for Limited Visibility Conditions

3D Microscale Anisotropic Metamaterials for Rotation Sensing

3D Printed Stretchable Tactile Sensors with Electronic Ink

Sliding Windowed Infinite Fourier Transform (SWIFT)

MRI and Spectroscopy Multi-part Body Coil

3D Microscale Isotropic Metamaterials

Compressed Sensing Coronary MRI Sequence

Enhanced Resolution Cardiac MRI

Remote-Controlled Microscale 3D Self-Assembly

Probes for Biosynthesis of Bacterial Cell Wall

Graphene Based 3D Nanotubes and Nanochannel Sensors

Increase Signal-to-noise Ratio in Imaging Data

Faster MRI Acquistion with Motion Robustness

3D Printable Heat Exchanger

Heat to Electricity Using Phase Transformations in Ferroelectric Oxides

Tunable Neural Electrodes for MRI-Compatible Brain Signal Recordings

Mobile Accessible Pedestrian Signal (MAPS) System

An integrated assistive system to support wayfinding and situational awareness in urban environments for people with vision impairment.

A discrete and effective wearable breast pump for nursing mothers

A quiet and concealed wearable breast pump that mimics infant suckling using mechanical compression and heat; increasing milk expression as well as convenience and comfort.

Biomass Absorbs Phosphates and Phosphate-Containing Herbicide (Organophosphates)

Myocardial Viability Functional Assessment

Dynamic Quantification of Myocardial Tissue MRI

Orthopedic Meniscus Repair Implant, Introducer and Delivery System

Remedy for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Large 3D Printed Skull Window for Neuroscience Research

Conformable Dual-mode Ultrasound Transducers for Neuromodulation

Ultra-High Yield Para-Xylene from Biomass-Derived 2,5-Dimethylfuran

Single Voxel MR Spectroscopy of Human Brain with Automatic Voxel Positioning

Solar UV-Induced Skin Cancer Inhibitor

UAV Transforms between Fixed-wing and Quad-rotor Mid-flight

Conductive Polymer Composites Based on Co-continuous Polymer Blends with Interfacial Graphene

Magnetization Transfer Contrast Preparation

Spintronic Thermal Sensor (20170082, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Direct Synthesis of High Aspect Ratio Zeolite Nanosheets

Exchange Coupled Composite Media for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording

Particle Swarm Optimization for Programming Neuromodulation Systems

Multi-modal Neuromodulation Therapy Promotes Sleep

Optimizing Processors for IoT Applications

Scaffolds for Cancer Cell Ablation

Pediatric Tracheo-bronchomalacia Stent and Deployment System

Biomass-derived Butadiene from Tetrahydrofuran

Biomass-Derived Isoprene in High Yield

Motion-Robust Cardiac B1+ Mapping of the Transmit Field

Biorenewable Alternative to Polyacrylates

Imaging Source Distribution from Electromagnetic Signals

High-voltage, Fully-integrated, High-density Microstimulator with Charge Balancing

Predicting Crop Yield and Quality Using Canopy Reflectance and LiDAR Sensors

Clinical Quality MRI Image under Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field

Two-terminal Memory Device with Full Write and Read Functionalities (20160423, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Synthesizing Virtual Oscillators for Inverter-Based Power Systems (20160422, Dr. Sairaj Dhople)

Simultaneous RF Signal Transmission and Reception in MRI (20160420)

Bio-based Elastomers from Recoverable Methyl Valerolactone (20160418, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Neural Recording under Electrical Microstimulation

Bicycle Collision Prevention System

Black-Blood T1 Myocardial Mapping to Remove Partial Voluming Effects

Highly Stable Calibration-free Printable Ion-Selective Electrode

Free Piston Engines for Mobile Fluid Power Equipment

Lung Biopsy Tool

Fast Magnetoelectric Device Based on Current-driven Domain Wall Propagation (20160364, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

3D Shoulder Motion Measurement System

Efficient Process to Make Biodegradable Polyesters and Green Solvents from Itaconic Acid

Biosynthetic Route to Serofendic Acid

ThermoDome Thermodilution Cardiac Output Catheter

Optimal Power Flow Pursuit

Smart Clothing with Dynamically Controlled Compression

Engineered enzymes to disrupt bacterial communication and reduce virulence

Engineered enzymes that inhibit bacterial virulence factors by breaking down bacterial communication molecules.

Engineered enzymes to disrupt and prevent biofilms

Engineered enzymes that inhibit hazardous and infectious biofilms by breaking down bacterial communication molecules.

Environmentally-friendly, enzymatic anticorrosion and antifouling coating

A method to reduce microbial-caused corrosion and biofouling through the use of an enzymatic coating to disrupt bacterial communication

Designing 2D and 3D Adiabatic Pulses

Neuromodulator for Simultaneous Stimulation and Signal Reception

Colorimetric Assay for Microbial Screening

Renewable Chemicals from Furans

Monomer Recovery from Biobased Polyurethane (20160238, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Efficient release of affinity-captured cells

A method to effectively release affinity-captured cells.

Smart Cavity Design using FSS for Feedline Suppression

Hybrid Micro-Electromechanical Systems Fluidic Control Valve

Stochastic Computation without Random Bit Streams Provide Better Results

In-Stream Hydropower Generation System

Robust Device Authentication for Integrated Circuits

Nonsurgical Method for Restoring Tooth Enamel

Enabling Alternative Fuel Combustion in Diesel Engines

Vascular Graft Identifies Endoleaks

Radiofrequency Antenna Array with Electric Dipole and Loop Elements

Warming of Cryopreserved Biomaterials using Laser Assisted Gold Nanorods

Customizable Acoustic Environment

Vertical Semiconductor Nanowires on Metal Substrate

Nanowire Based Split Ring Resonator

Self-assembled Functionalized Microscale 3D Devices

Liquid Plasma Discharge for Biodiesel Synthesis

Zeolite Nanosheets with Open Pores

Spin Magneto-optical Modulator (20160103, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Multimodal Synchronization, Sound & Electrical Stimulation, Hearing Aid (mSync-hEAR)

High Quality Mosaics from UAV Obtained Images

Characterizing Soft-Errors in Advanced CMOS

Automated Detection of Nitrogen Deficiency in Corn

Ferrofluid Piston for Compressors and Expanders

Ultra High Density Integrated Composite Capacitor Design for CMOS

Controller Design using Model-based Simulation Software (20150366, Dr. Ned Mohan)

Graphene Formaldehyde Sensor (20150354, Dr. Tianhong Cui)

Selenium Nanoparticles Synthesis (20150326, Dr. Abdennour Abbas)

Mercury Removal Sponge (20150326, Dr. Abdennour Abbas)

Cam-Driven Variable Displacement Linkage (20150323, Dr. James Van de Ven)

High Speed 3-Way Valve for Switch-Mode Hydraulic Circuits (20150315, Dr. James Van de Ven)

Improved Thiourea Catalysts (20150314, Dr. Steven Kass)

Holographic Particle Tracking Velocimetry (20150264, Dr. Jiarong Hong)

Fault-Tolerant Aircraft Flight Control (20150238, Dr. Peter Seiler)

Dental Mercury Capture Device (20150218, Dr. Sandra Myers)

Efficient Flow Blurring Nozzle (20150202, Dr. Alison Hoxie)

Lower Extremity Edema Monitor (20150192, Dr. Rajesh Rajamani)

Spin Hall Effect Switching of Perpendicular Magnetization (20150186, Dr. Jian-Ping Wang)

Improved Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selectivity (20150170, Dr. Shalom Michaeli)

Isosorbide-based Methacrylate Monomer for High Tg Polymers (20150148, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Soft Catheter Surgical Robot for Heart Disease (20150147, Dr. Tim Kowalewski)

Photovoltaic Inverter Dispatch Optimizer (20150142, Dr. Giannakis)

Improved MRI Quality with Gradient Modulation Pulse Sequence (20150133, Dr. Kobayashi, Dr. Garwood)

Acousto-electromagnetic Imaging of the Brain (20150126, Dr. Bin He)

Phytate Extraction from Corn Ethanol Coproducts (20150123, Dr. Bo Hu)

Olefin Synthesis from Biomass (20150116, Dr. Hillmyer, Dr. Tolman)