Licensing Opportunities

Technology Transfer Services protects, licenses and commercializes intellectual property developed or enhanced by Utah State University’s world-class faculty, students and staff. The following technologies are some of USU’s most promising commercialization projects.

You can also read about Utah State’s commercial successes.


"DoubleDown" Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany

This cultivar is a dwarf plant of the species Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intracatus (also referred to as Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany). As a dwarf species of broadleaf evergreen plant, it has the potential to fill a need in the landscape industry or to p...

"Permaquad" Climbing Anchor

The “Permaquad” is an improved, streamlined, and safer version of the “quad anchor” commonly used by climbers. Rock and ice climbing involve obvious risks. Although accidents related to gear failure have declined as the result of technological advances, a...

Acoustic Echo Cancellation

USU faculty have developed a novel method of echo cancellation using convolutive blind source separation. This method reduces the distortion (e.g., echo, feedback) that may occur when an audio input device (e.g., a microphone) is near an audio output devi...

Active Stability Monitoring and Regulation

A microgrid is a localized energy grid capable of operating autonomously while connected or disconnected from the traditional grid. Direct-current (DC) microgrids comprise several interconnected power electronic ...

Anti-Splash Pad

The anti-splash pad uses mechanical engineering technology to reduce splashback from urinals and toilets, creating a more sanitary environment.

BluKiss

BluKiss is a blue-foliaged selection of the species dianthus gratianopolitanus. It is a hardy, mounding perennial that grows naturally across vast regions of Europe and is adapted ...

Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules

USU researchers have developed an innovative method of carbon monoxide (CO) release for use in biological systems. CO releasing molecules (CORMs) have been studied recently as an approach for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders...

Cavity Deflation

This technology modifies water-borne projectiles to reduce turbulence and noise associated with the collapse of air cavities that for around the projectile, a concern in commercial and military ...

Cercocarpus Montanus 'Coy'

This cultivar is a dwarf plant of the well-known species Cercocarpus montanus (also referred to as alder-leaf or true mountain mahogany). Cercocarpus montanus is native to the western United States from Montana to Texas.

Cidi Design Tools

Cidi Design Tools is open source software that simplifies the way instructors build course shells and style content in Canvas. Design Tools also improves the quality, consistency and accessibility of Canvas courses.

Crop Hybrid from Apomictic Reproduction

This technology enables crop hybrids to clone themselves through their own seed. It has the potential to disrupt the trillion dollar commercial seed industry by cutting seed production costs by 80% and enabling the production of superior hybrids of import...

Enterovirus D68 Mouse Model

A mouse model for the human enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)  that provides an animal model for use in the testing and experimentation of disease treatments. Enteroviruses are a common cause of summer and fall illness. Over 100 known strains of the virus cause ap...

Firelight Columbine

Firelight™ is a cultivar of the well-known species Aquilegia barnebyi munz (also known as oil shale columbine). It was selected for its blue basal foliage and unique two-toned yellow and pink flowers.

GPS-Denied Navigation

Traditionally, GPS signals have guided autonomous vehicles, the use of which is becoming increasingly common in various industries. However, GPS is unavailable in some environments. For example, in agricultural settings such as orchards and vineyards wher...

Green Antifungal and Amphiphilic Kanamycin

USU researchers have designed a one-step, inexpensive synthesis of amphiphilic alkyl kanamycins (AKs) that uses all-natural components. The result is a new antifungal compound, KI07, which has in vitro activity against fungal pathogens.

Green Rockets

In response to a government need for a stable "green" alternative to the popular propellant hydrazine, Utah State University researchers developed a hybrid rocket motor using fused deposition modeling.

Jangle: Lingual Based Encryption

Jangle is a new kind of encryption tool based on language instead of mathematics. With current information security technology, business losses due to cybercrime are projected to top $2 trillion in 2019. At the core of current information security are two...

KO Hamster Model

The KO Hamster Model is a genetically modified Golden Syrian hamster that allows researchers to study human diseases more accurately.

Modified Lean-and-Release System

This technology modifies a traditional balance perturbation system and method currently used in fall prevention research. The modification allows experimenters to create environments that are truly unpredictable for ...

Monolithic-like Flexures

With applications ranging from aerospace engineering to biomedical technology, monolithic-like flexures allow machines to move or be moved while ensuring intended productivity. Researchers at Utah State aim to balance the exactness of monolithic flexures ...

Moogets

A USU team has developed a meatless alternative to the traditional chicken nugget. The award-winning "Moogets" are dairy-based nuggets that are packed with protein and provide a taste and texture similar ...

MultiCamera Lecture Capture System

The MultiCamera Lecture Capture System is an educational technology that allows distance education students to view the whiteboard with an unobstructed view as if they were in the room with the instructor.

Posey's Gold

Heterotheca jonesii is a flowering plant in the aster family that is typically found in Southern Utah or the southern United States. Posey’s Gold™ boasts beautiful solid yellow flowers that begin covering the plant in mid-June. The blossoms last well into...

Power Converter Control

Improvements upon battery control for Battery Management Systems with hot swappable batteries in series, regulated upon charge and discharge, especially pertinent for plug-and-play microgrid applications. Problem Lithium ion batteries, ...

Rock Climbing Lanyard

A lanyard for rock climbers that allows for more safety from sudden falls, connecting the harness or belt of the climber to an anchor or deceleration device. As the climber falls and exerts a critical force on this lanyard, it extends in order to minimize...

Solar Tracker

This solar tracker allows the trajectory of the sun to be calculated and built into the tracker during manufacture of solar panels and concentrators, which reduces the cost of solar energy equipment and increases access to renewable energy.

Static Heat Exchanger

Static heat exchanger for wireless power transfer power is a patent-pending technology commercialized through Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure Roadway Electrification. In-motion (dynamic) wireless charging has the potential to great...

Sun Haven Solar Tracker

The Sun Haven follows the trajectory of the sun throughout the day by mechanically moving along a path based on the geographic location of device and the approximate time of year. The device may be equipped with multiple settings for different times of th...

Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy (SKILL)

Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy (SKILL) is an instructional program designed to improve critical language skills for students with hearing or speech impairments. Developed at Utah State University, this program is available for purchase thro...

Transgenic Silkworms Producing Thread Keratins

Hagfish thread keratin proteins are notable for their high strength and desirable mechanical properties. The fibers can be finer than spider silk with reported mechanical properties that are ten times that of nylon, and rival that of spider silk.

Viologen Redox Flow Battery

USU has developed a series of low-cost, highly water soluble viologen compounds as anode materials for pH neutral aqueous organic redox flow battery (AORFB) applications. Pairing with water soluble ...