Featured Technology

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks Inventors disclosed more than 180 inventions inventions since July 2011.  These inventions have applications in biotech, signal processing, decision support, mapping, mineral exploration, surveillance, and many more.  Below, you will see a short list of featured technologies.  We are looking for licensees who want to use and sell these technologies in their business.  For more information, please contract us.
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    Therapeutic Hibernation
    Pharmaceutical Adjunct and Method
    Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year, leading to insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand.  This situation is known as cerebral ischemia, and if blood demand is not restored in short period of time, it could ultimately lead to the death of brain tissue.

    Therapeutic hibernation is a medical treatment that lowers a patient's body temperature in order to help reduce the risk of tissue injury from lack of blood flow.  It is the only neuroprotective treatment found in clinical trials  to improve outcomes following cerebral ischemia.  Even though therapeutic hibernation is becoming the standard of care for comatose patients after cardiac arrest.  It has proven difficult to implement in stroke patients due to thermoregulatory defenses & shivering in conscious patients.
     
    Based on their work with hibernating mammals, UAF inventors have invented a method and pharmaceutical adjunct to eliminate these side effects.  

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    Signal Processing Software and Patents
    Software to digitally process a variety of signals.

     

     
    UAF Patent # 8,554,816  describes a filter which cleans digital signals and resolves the cocktail party effect. This technology focuses a listener’s attention on a single sound among a mixture of background noises, while ignoring other conversations.
     
    T racking a moving signal by passive methods has been difficult due to the Doppler shift that is introduced into the observations of each sensor. The system and method described in  patent #7,710,827  overcomes the complications of Doppler shifting in signal source tracking.  
     
    Using a passive sensor array to determine the position of a signal source has proven difficult, and many techniques are only designed for application with sensor arrays of specific, symmetrical geometries.  Patent #7,746,225  protects a fast method of determining the location of a signal source. 

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    Course Stacker
    Software for Universities Using Blackboard Learn
    Our CourseStacker allows instructors and administrators to combine course sections in Blackboard Learn.   This tool reduces the number of course sections that an instructor needs to manage within Blackboard and saves hours of instructor time over the course of a semester.
     
    The tool may be purchased on the web.  Please click below to find out more.

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    Timesheet Planner
    Software for University Supervisors to Plan Employee Time and Forecast Expenditures
    University faculty and staff spend hours each week tracking their time spent working on individual funding.   UAF inventors have developed lean, web-based software that makes time tracking and financial planning easy.
     
    The tool is interoperable with Ellucian’s Banner system and Microsoft Excel, which means it can work with many university and private-sector billing systems.   For a demo, please click here.
     

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    Portable, Noise Reducing Infrasound Microphone
    An Advanced Sensor that Gets Similar Results in a Smaller Package
    Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks developed a more powerful sensor that is reduced in size (Patent App. 14/057,704).  The new design removes the impact on infrasound measurement caused by changes in altitude. Therefore, the invention can be mounted on platforms that move, such as buoys, unmanned vehicles, or high rise buildings.