Latest technologies from University of Mainehttp://umaine.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from University of Maineen-USFri, 24 May 2019 14:41:00 GMTThu, 23 Jul 2015 11:29:00 GMT 2019, University of MaineHydrocolor: A water quality application, 23 Jul 2015 11:29:00 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Breast Cancer Detection, 23 Jul 2015 10:22:04 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu and System for Complete Interference Mitigation in Passive Wireless Sensors and RFID Tags, 23 Jul 2015 08:19:39 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Starch Nanofoams patent pending; trade secret / know-how supporting commercialization by spin-off Revolution Research, Inc.Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:50:11 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu oil reactor design, 25 Mar 2015 18:06:36 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu™ Assistive Jogger, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:40 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu variety AF875-15, 25 Mar 2015 16:34:05 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Variety AF3362-1 Caribou Russet, 25 Mar 2015 16:31:47 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu (Sebec) Potato variety for out-of-field chipping and fresh market), 25 Mar 2015 16:29:17 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu (Easton) Potato long tuber type variety for processing and other uses, 25 Mar 2015 16:26:06 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Paint Matching Application, 25 Mar 2015 16:24:03 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Host Vulnerability Maps, 25 Mar 2015 16:21:42 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Construction Members and Method of Making, 25 Mar 2015 16:14:35 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu System for Bio-Aerosol Particles Patent 8,372,183Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:29:02 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu replacement for plastic agricultural ground sheeting Patent 8,383,247Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:17:32 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for making fire retardent materials and related products (cellulose insulation), 22 Feb 2015 06:59:36 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu acoustic wave resonator with an open circuit grating for high temperature environments, 21 Feb 2015 14:18:18 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu and Method for Conditioning a Hardwood Pulp Liquid Hydrolysate extraction of various substances, such as raw liquid extract, from a solid hardwood or hardwood pulp is a common and necessary process when making paper or other cellulose-based materials. Hardwood naturally contains substances useful for processing into bio-fuel byproducts. One of the process difficulties contributing to the lack of commercial success is the difficulty in separating lignin from hardwood extract in a commercially viable manner. This technology describes a system and method for hardwood pulp liquid hydrolysate conditioning A system and method for hardwood pulp liquid hydrol...Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:54:56 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu to attach sensors to substrates for operation under harsh temperature conditions, 21 Feb 2015 12:03:35 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu pyrolosis biofuel with increased energy density, 21 Feb 2015 10:36:59 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu®, 21 Feb 2015 08:56:54 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Illumination System (USM), 21 Jul 2014 14:18:47 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu<![CDATA[Wave Rider Buoy with Integrated Motion Compensation for Remote Wind Sensing Equipment & Other Advanced Sensors]]> buoy system has the capability of conducting offshore wind resource assessment campaigns with limited maintenance. The system has an autonomous power system with solar and wind power generation redundancy for variable site conditions. It is suitable for year round deployments with maintenance intervals of 6mos-1yr. The system is comprised of several assemblies including a wave following buoy hull with an integrated mooring bridle stand, central cylindrical hatch with extension for battery bank storage below the waterline to maintain battery storage temperature year round while simultaneou...Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:44:54 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu grating spectrometer, 21 Jul 2014 12:14:10 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu of Bacterial Cellulose in Low-cost Culture Medium Using Hot Water Extracted Wood Sugars patent pending, contact for know-how or further developmenta). Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a form of extracellular cellulose that is produced by various kinds of acetic acid bacteria such as Gluconacetobacter hansenii. In recent years, bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers have received great attention as a source of nanometer-sized fillers because of their ultra-fine nano-sized 3D fibrous network structure, purity and high crystallinity, large water holding capacity, excellent biodegradability, biological affinity and high mechanical properties. Another most attractive property of bacterial ...Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:06:44 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu or fiber board with no added formaldehyde, 03 Jun 2014 14:30:39 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for Improving the Energy Density of Feedstocks Using Formate Salts, 16 Aug 2012 08:06:32 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu to make carbon nanotubes from natural sources invention is directed to the production of carbon nanotubes, e.g., single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and/or multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), using plant fiber material as a unique starting carbon source. One of the advantages of using plant fiber material is that lower temperatures can be used to produce carbon nanotubes when compared to other conventional methods of carbon nanotube production which include arc-discharge, chemical vapor deposition, and laser-ablation. The ability to use cellulosic plant fibers as raw materials to produce carbon nanotubes also has the potential to...Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:32:54 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Shell Golf Balls material comprising all non-toxic materials, primarily crustacean or mollusk shell that can be used to make golf balls or other items.US Patent Pending Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:21:48 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Additive for Pulp and Paper PATENT APPLICATION 12/874,010Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:17:39 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for drying cellulose nanofibrils technology is a method to produce dry, functionalized, non-agglomerated cellulose nanofibrils.US Patent 8,372,320; Pending in CanadaWed, 08 Aug 2012 21:06:23 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu of lactic acid from hemicellulosic extracts method for producing lactic acid by fermenting sugars derived from biomass. In certain embodiments, the biomass is woody biomass, and the bacteria are pentose consuming bacteria such as Bacillus coagulans. US Patent Application 12/912,283Patent Pending, CanadaWed, 08 Aug 2012 21:02:26 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Densification of Biomass-Derived Organic Acids (Levulinic Acid Upgrading) invention relates in general to the production of useful products from biomass, and in particular to the energy densification of biomass-derived organic acids to produce products suitable for high energy density fuels.US Patent 8,362,306Patent Pending, CanadaWed, 08 Aug 2012 20:59:01 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Resistant Fibrous Composite Articles, 08 Aug 2012 20:53:18 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu<![CDATA[Container Security System with Conductive Grids & Bypass Resistors (duplicate 2007-07)]]> PATENT APPLICTION 12/642,054Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:47:42 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Reinforced Oriented Strand Board PATENT 8,197,732Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:43:54 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Resistant Paint and Article PATENT APPLICATION 13/061,583 A fire resistant paint includes a film-forming binder, a solvent, and a hydrated mineral that imparts fire resistance to the paint. The paint, when applied to a fibrous composite article which comprises at least about 20 wt% lignocellulosic fibers bound together into a consolidated fibrous article, provides the article with a flame spread index of not greater than about 50.Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:38:31 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Sea Lice Control Method, 08 Aug 2012 20:06:46 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Nail unique nail design withstands failure during natural disaster. No patent application is pending. There has been no public disclosure. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:04:00 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Novel Allele in the Putative Aminotransferase (P-atm) Gene that Results in the Production of Capsinoids, 08 Aug 2012 19:59:52 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu nanoparticle particle size monitoring device, 08 Aug 2012 19:56:22 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu device and related methods, 08 Aug 2012 19:52:20 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Wood Products for Ballistic Resistance A blast resistant coated wood member includes a wood member having a compression side and a tension side. A coating layer of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is adhered to the tension side of the wood member.Filed on: 2008-10-02; Application Number: 12/244,407Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:47:07 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for treating a cellulose-lignin pulp Patent Application 11/300,126; 12/769,135Multiple international filings pending.Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:44:20 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Novel Membrane Electrode Assembly for Fuel Cells Having a Nanocomposite Catalyst Layer, 08 Aug 2012 19:39:15 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Imaging Techniques PATENT 8,217,992Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:31:44 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Nanofiber from Lignin Patent Application 12/908,672Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:22:43 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu and Protection of Organic Compounds Mediated by Low Molecular Weight Chelators, 08 Aug 2012 19:13:07 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu construction configuration and method PATENT 6,490,834 ; 6,781,120Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:11:03 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for Reducing Cross-Talk within DNA Data, 08 Aug 2012 19:06:53 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Filtration of Nerve Agents Patent 6,610,125Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:06:13 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Composite Panels for Disaster-Resistant Construction wood sheathing panel, suitable for use in building construction, includes reinforcement strips of fiber reinforced polymer material incorporated into the panel. The reinforcement strips cover an area that is within the range of from about 5 to about 50 percent of the surface area of the panel. The reinforcement strips of fiber reinforced plastic material can be incorporated in the perimeter of the panel, or can be incorporated into the corners of the panel. The spacing of the intermittently incorporated reinforcement strips can generally coincide with a standard spacing of framing members so...Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:04:40 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu for Strengthening Wood Products and modified Unsaturated Polyester Resins Therefor PATENT 6,808,788Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:03:35 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Acoustic Wave Sensor PATENT 7,053,522Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:02:09 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Wood Beams with Varying Lamination Thickness Through the Thickness of the Entire Beam PATENT 7,141,137Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:00:53 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Pressure Resin Infusion System (ComPRIS) PATENT 7,300,894Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:52:06 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Overflow Prevention Device fuel overflow prevention device for minimizing or eliminating fuel spillage during fuel storage container filling. The device may also minimize or eliminate some types of fuel spillage after filling. The device includes an overflow prevention chamber for receiving therein fluid from a fuel storage container vent tube. The overflow prevention chamber also includes a space for removably receiving and retaining therein the spout of an automatic shutoff fuel nozzle including a sensor port. A flow restriction interface is established between an interior portion of the overflow prevention chamber ...Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:51:06 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Using a Non-Enzymatic Free Radical System Mediated by Redox Cycling Chelators PATENT 7,396,974Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:49:47 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Instrument Using Broadband Modulation and Statistical Estimation Techniques to Account for Component Artifacts PATENT 6,782,342 ; 7,403,867Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:48:45 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Piling for Retaining Walls with Columnar voids PATENT 7,416,368Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:47:50 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Grid and Method of Manufacture PATENT 7,569,835Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:46:36 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Radial Basis Function Network PATENT 7,577,626Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:44:39 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Panels for Protective Armor PATENT 7,685,921Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:43:33 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu compositions and articles produced with the compositions (Paper and Wood Coatings Using prolamines) PATENT 7,737,200Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:42:22 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu of Chemical Compounds using Reactive Films and IR Spectroscopy PATENT 7,772,556Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:41:26 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Spiral Coil Acoustic Transduction Sensor PATENT 7788979Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:36:20 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu and Solvent Pulping of Lignocellulosic Material (Need to merge with 2005-02?) number: 11/300,126US PATENT: 7,824,521Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:18:16 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Miniature Grids PATENT 7,358,593 ; 7,829,864Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:17:34 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu and Solvent Pulping of Lignocellulosic Material PATENT 7,842,161Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:13:08 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Method for Prestressing Beams with Bonded Tendons PATENT 7,862,675Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:11:46 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Composite Concrete Formwork Panel Patent 7,871055Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:10:41 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Biplane Microscopy PATENT 7,772,569 ; 7,880,149Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:09:45 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Film Electrodes and Protective Layer for High Temperature Device Applications PATENT 7,285,894; 7,888,842Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:08:32 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Composites Containing Lignocellulosic Materials and Methods of Making the Same Patent 7,659,330Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:07:25 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Composite Materials for Waste Odor Control PATENT 8100605Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:05:01 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Prefabricated Sectional Roofing System pre-fab roofing panels reduce construction and heating costs.Insulated, ventilated roofs, particularly those covering open floor plans and cathedral ceilings, are difficult and expensive to build. These economical prefabricated panels incorporate wood I-joist framing, OSB sheathing, insulation and ventilation into a single product to be used in light-frame construction applications.US PATENT 8,046,969 8,141,313Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:04:10 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu of Making Cellulosic Filled Thermoplastic Composites of an Anhydride Containing Polymer Number: 12/334,769Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:03:06 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Reinforcement System for Wood Composite Panels stressed, OSB panels tend to fail along the edges at nail attachments.  This is particularly true if the OSB has gotten wet.  This technology presents a moisture impermeable edge reinforced wood composite.  The reinforced edge improves fastener performance and reduces panel edge swell as a result of moisture exposure.US PATENTS: 6,699,575;  7,547,470Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:51:54 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu Paper and Method of Manufacture energy and cost efficient process for manufacturing release base papers and casting substrates using nanofibrillated nanocellulose (NFC) materials.Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:43:16 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu England Planning and Reporting Consortium (NEPRC) software Logic Model Planning and Reporting System is an on-line application used by Cooperative Extension Staff from Maine, Massachusetts , New Hampshire, and Vermont to develop plans based on the Logic Model, report progress against those plans, and display reports related to the plans, activities, and impacts. Anyone is free to view the system's reports, which are based on finalized plans and reported activities.For more information:, 27 Jul 2012 12:36:12 GMTkris.burton@maine.edu