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Featured Technologies


These technologies demonstrate the depth and breadth of Cornell innovation. To browse and search Cornell technologies available for licensing, click here.

 

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New Method for Prevention and Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes

New Method for Prevention and Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes
  1. This technology describes a method to use lipid antigens and cytokines to activate a newly discovered type of natural killer T-cells (NKT cells) for the treatment of obesity-associated inflammation and type-2 diabetes. Researchers discovered that adipose tissue contains a unique and previously unidentified population of lipid-sensing NKT cells that play a key role in modulating immune cell response, macrophage polarization, and glucose homeostasis. By targeting the unique NKT cell population, insulin resistance can potentially be ameliorated or prevented.

  2. Licensing Contact: Alice Li, 607-254-4487

'Crimson Giant' Raspberry

Crimson Giant Raspberry
  1. Raspberry 'Crimson Giant' has a beautiful bright red, very large, conical shaped fruit. This plant is a primocane type; that means that fruit is produced on the first year's growth. In practical terms, this variety bears fruit more than once the first year it is planted. It is best suited for production in high tunnels or in arid climates with drip irrigation.

  2. Licensing Contact: Jessica Lyga, 607-255-0270

Graphene-Enhanced Growth of Covalent Organic Frameworks

Graphene-Enhanced Growth of Covalent Organic Frameworks
  1. Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are materials that have the potential to revolutionize the field of organic electronics (currently a $2B industry anticipated to grow to $50B by 2020). COFs offer a new way to organize organic semiconductors predictably into structures ideal for efficient charge transport. However, COFs have previously been synthesized as insoluble powders, making it difficult or impossible to incorporate the materials into devices or even measure their electronic properties precisely. A solution to these challenges was found that synthesizes 2D COF thin films on single layer graphene coated surfaces. Powdered COFs are of interest for gas storage and separation and catalysis applications.

  2. Licensing Contact: Chidori Boeheim, 607-254-4460

Techs for Online Gaming

Techs for Online Gaming
  1. A key to developing rich playing experiences for video games is the creation of complex and interesting artificial intelligence (AI) for non-player characters - characters that are controlled by the game program and not by the individuals playing the game. Previously, there has not been a way to create AI programming that scales to a very large number of non-playing characters. This new technology treats game AI as a data management problem and uses sophisticated query processing and indexing techniques to handle large numbers of scripts. This provides a framework for games with a huge number of complex non-player characters. Advantages of this technology include providing customizable behavior of non-player characters, being massively scalable, and being easy to integrate into existing games or simulation engines.

  2. Licensing Contact: Chidori Boeheim, 607-254-4460

Non-Invasive Test for Predicting Status of Transplanted Kidney

Non-Invasive Test for Predicting Status of Transplanted Kidney
  1. Kidney transplants, the preferred treatment for end-stage renal diseases, are at risk of acute rejection to the donor organ. Current methods to predict or detect this rejection either lack specificity and sensitivity or are invasive and dangerous, and are not sufficiently robust to direct management of kidney rejection. Prospective cohort studies have shown that a single non-invasive urine sample can diagnose acute rejection or predict its occurrence within a given time in the future by measurement of several mRNA or other RNA markers by RT-PCR.

  2. Licensing Contact: Carol Dempster, 212-746-1297

CO2 Capture Technologies

CO2 Capture Technologies
  1. These new cost-effective sorbents operate at low temperatures and have the potential to eliminate the corrosion problems and high energy requirements of traditional CO2 capture methods. In addition, they have proven to be tolerant and even positive to moisture, resulting in higher CO2 capture capacity and eliminating the need for strict humidity control. Considering their high capacity, significant low-cost, and scalable synthesis, these new sorbents are very promising candidates for practical CO2 capture applications.

  2. Licensing Contact: Martin Teschl, 607-254-4454

Device to Sort and Classify Cell Membrane Components

Device to Sort and Classify Cell Membrane Components
  1. This invention describes a device and process that sorts cell membrane components, such as proteins, without the standard use of detergents or cross-linkers. This device features surfaces that mimic a cell membrane, selectively allowing certain proteins to pass through it, while retaining the proteinís structure and orientation, which can be collected and quantified for further study. This device can be commercialized as a screening tool by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and can facilitate identification of proteins in membrane components, potentially indicating the effects of drug molecules.

  2. Licensing Contact: Jeff Fearn, 607-254-4502