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The MIT Technology Licenses Office welcomes companies to get to know us personally. We find it most effective to work individually with a company to identify specific areas of interest. We then bring inventions, which specifically match the company's interests to the attention of the company. With 500 new invention disclosures coming into our office each year, our portfolio is constantly changing. The technologies highlighted here do not encompass our entire portfolio. We therefore encourage companies to keep in touch on a regular basis and also to contact us when a particular technology need arises.
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11855 – Optical resonators enhance light-matter interactions, thereby dramatically improving the performance of optical devices. A leading resonator, the surface-tension-induced microcavity (STIM) resonator, is currently an off-chip application, exhibiting poor optical coupling and incompatibility with requisite fabrication processes. Partially on-chip designs exhibit vulnerability to... Read More
17485 – With the advent of artificial limb and advanced human motion capturing technology, stretchable, self-powered and ultrasensitive nano-sensors exhibiting strong piezoelectric behavior are requisite. Current sensor technology relies on expensive and externally-powered sensors with complex designs and low stretchability. The invention utilizes special properties of... Read More
18112 – Applications for this technology include small wireless devices such as smart watches, bluetooth headsets and mp3 players. Modern developments in wearable electronics have resulted in minimized device sizes with greater functionality requirements. Because of minimal increases in battery life development, efficient methods of wireless battery charging is requisite. This... Read More
17500 – Applications for this technology are found in the storage and transportation of pharmaceuticals, i.e., vaccines. Pharmaceutical substances must be kept under strict temperature control in order to prevent any negative effects that can occur when they are exposed to temperatures above or below the recommended range. Vaccines, especially, lose potency when exposed to temperatures... Read More
16438 – Turbocharging technology for single cylinder engines is applicable to a variety of current and prospective single cylinder diesel engine markets, including tractors, generators, water pumps, rickshaws, motorcycles, lawn mowers, and landscaping equipment. Turbocharging increases the power per capacity of internal combustion engines by forcing more fresh air into the combustion chamber to... Read More
10850 – This invention can be used in nanophotonics, ultrafast optics, optical memories, and quantum computing Conventional methods of guiding light are limited because they have a fairly small frequency bandwidth and high propagation losses. There is a need for a more efficient waveguide that can be used over a wide range of frequency regimes. This invention presents a new class of... Read More
17394 – Metabolomics is the study of chemical processes involving metabolites, and integrative analysis of metabolites can provide a comprehensive view of dysregulated biological pathways leading to a disease. Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS) can compare levels of metabolites between disease and control systems; however, identification of each LC/MS peak requires an... Read More
17269 – Existing commercial technology based on Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) for portable motion capture is limited to articulated rigid models (i.e. skeletons). IMUs provide reliable 3D-orientation measurements which can be interpreted in terms of rigid segments and joint angles, given a template skeleton model. However, the surface of a non-rigidly deforming object such as... Read More
16243 – This invention can be used for the measurement of weak electric and magnetic fields at the nanometer scale in fields ranging from materials science to fundamental physics and biomedical science. Quantum probes can measure time-varying fields with high sensitivity and spatial resolution, but existing measuring techniques are limited to the measurement of constant (DC) or... Read More
17295 – The "AML humouse" is a humanized mouse model of de novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). It hosts an autologous human immune system, meaning that it is a genetic match to the engrafted human leukemic cells. The model is uniquely suited for the development and pre-clinical testing of novel AML therapies, particularly those that require human immune system interaction. Specifically, AML... Read More