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  • SYSTEM TO EVALUATE AIRBORNE HAZARDS | TechLink
    conditions and generates output signals representative of those atmospheric conditions A model module receives the output from the sensor and generates a model output signal representative of a calculated wind flow and plume footprint when applicable over an area of interest A display module receives the model output signal and visually displays the calculated wind flow and its effect on a plume if present in near real time The final

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/patents/20130282284 (2016-02-09)
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  • D-Hole Fall Arrest Device | TechLink
    and safer construction and maintenance in tanks and other hard to reach vertical ship surfaces The Navy device locks into D holes in tank baffles to provide a secure anchor point The device can be operated with only one hand Ships often contain large tanks that are difficult to access but still require periodic inspection and upkeep The tanks are often dark and house fuel oil and other products that leave the tanks slippery when empty Currently maintenance workers who enter this dangerous environment rely on a system that wraps nylon straps through D holes in the tank wall The process is cumbersome requires two hands and is subject to fraying of the straps The Navy technology provides considerable improvements in ease of use and overall safety Benefits Safer Provides a solid anchor point and eliminates the possibility of fraying straps Easier to Use One handed operation enhances safety and productivity Cost Effective The device pays for itself through increased productivity and reduced time lost to accidents The Opportunity US Patent 6 926 118 is available for license Further joint development with the US Navy is possible under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CRADA Additional details of the technology

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/d-hole-fall-arrest-device (2016-02-09)
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  • Immunoliposome Polymerase Chain Reaction (ILPCR) Assay | TechLink
    incorporating a receptor e g biotin or gangliosides as the detection reagent into the bilayer of the liposome After immobilization of the target analyte by the specific capture molecule and co binding of the detection reagent the liposomes are ruptured to release the reporters which are quantified by real time PCR Preparation of the ILPCR reagent is simple Unlike traditional immuno PCR synthesis of an antibody DNA conjugate is not needed By encapsulating the reporter inside the liposome the reporter is protected by the liposome from degradation by impurities which substantially reduces the possibility of false negative results and enables the use of DNase I to all but eliminate DNA contamination and false positives ILPCR s improved sensitivity is due in part to the high number of reporters per binding event and the low nonspecific binding of the reagents The assay has shown 5 orders of magnitude in dynamic range Benefits Ultrasensitive Demonstrated sub attomolar 10 18 and sub femtomolar 10 15 detection threshold capabilities under ideal and real world conditions respectively Broad Dynamic Range Five orders of magnitude Accurate Protection of the reporter inside the liposome greatly reduces false negatives eliminates DNA contamination hence substantially reduces false positives Versatile Reduced to practice in biotoxins botulinum and cholera oncology biomarkers CEA and viral HIV detection systems applicable to a multitude of other analytes of commercial interest Simple Reagents are easy to manufacture inexpensive and have a long shelf life The Opportunity Available for license and commercialization One issued US patent 7 582 430 one published US patent 2009 0176250 and various pending foreign filings WO2005 067583 Peer reviewed journal articles available additional information under non disclosure agreement Potential for R D collaboration with inventors Dr Tim O Leary Dr Jeff Mason Contacts Joan Wu Singel CLP Senior Technology Manager Chief

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/immunoliposome-polymerase-chain-reaction-ilpcr-assay (2016-02-09)
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  • A Patented Method Underlies the Natural Cue Diversion Screen | TechLink
    no 6 160 759 This method is being implemented in modeling software and has already been utilized at a dam site in the Pacific Northwest The research team has further envisioned a modification to existing fish screens that works from the principals of the method patent The simple modifications simulate natural hydraulic cues received instinctively by fish causing them to move away from the barrier Image Right The Technology Patent publication 2003 0021632 relates to a method and device for the modification of existing fish diversion screens by adding a series of rectangular plates to the U clip connectors on the downstream side of the screen The plates are perpendicular to the flow as it approaches the surface of the screen simulating cues that mimic those produced by the flow of water over rough streambeds When the flow contacts the plates it slips both above and below the plates creating a fluctuation in the flow zone This creates hydrodynamic signals to guide the fish instead of relying on the physical structure of the screen Fish detect the cues and avoid contract with the barrier in the same way that they avoid collision with natural stream features Benefits A primary motivation for adopting a behavioral fish diversion screen is to promote cost savings Due to poor performance many behavioral devices have had to be replaced by barrier systems that negatively impact hydraulic efficiency The Natural Cue Diversion Screen promotes the application of scientific method and is backed by years of research and field experience This low cost adaptation can enhance existing screen technology to reduce fish injury and mortality Testing of a commercial product based on this patent can be conducted cooperatively in a CRADA License with ERDC A bypass system and method patent that utilizes the principles of natural fish

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/patented-method-underlies-natural-cue-diversion-screen (2016-02-09)
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  • Peroxygen-based Chemical & Biological Decontamination Formulation | TechLink
    it is much easier on equipment users and the environment than competing products The current US military decontamination solutions DF200 and HTH are effective However HTH is highly corrosive to equipment DF200 requires long contact times up to 30 minutes and both contain components that are harsh on equipment users and the environment The Navy s new peroxygen based decon minimizes those issues while still maintaining high efficacy against a wide panel of chemical and biological threats Benefits Friendly for equipment users and the environment The Navy s new decontamination solution has a moderate pH and generates virtually no toxic byproducts Easy to use The active ingredient ships as an easy to handle solid and stores wells Activation is fast just add water The active solution s peracid oxidizers tackle an array of targets in minutes without solvents and without sacrificing useable life once mixed Extensively tested This new breed of decon solution has been undergoing Navy testing since 1999 A large body of data including live agent testing results is available to support additional development efforts and registration filings Commercial applications The formulation has a variety of potential applications as a commercial antimicrobial or pesticide The Opportunity US patent

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/peroxygen-based-chemical-biological-decontamination-formulation (2016-02-09)
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  • AutoSurvey(TM) Software System | TechLink
    multi or hyperspectral systems Image Right The Technology AutoSurvey is the result of a multi year Navy program to optimize the collection of data for hydrographic surveys The operator designates the survey area polygon percent sensor coverage desired and starts the system The software automatically determines the optimum path for the next survey line in real time by using the edge of the current survey line The output of the software system can be used for automatic control of the survey vessel if desirable The software is particularly advantageous for performing surveys in highly variable conditions such as rough terrain Benefits Time savings Survey time reduced typically by 10 to 30 while ensuring 100 coverage 60 time savings have been achieved for a hydrographic survey in highly variable sea floor conditions Efficient Real time adjustment of survey lines based on data quality due to environmental factors minimizes both overages and holidays Easy to implement Software is well documented and deployed The Opportunity Algorithm coded in C with good documentation Extensively field tested and deployed on Naval Oceanographic Hydrographic Survey Fleet US patent 6 338 023 is available for licensing Inventor may be available for consultation and collaboration Contacts Dr John

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/autosurveytm-software-system (2016-02-09)
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  • A High Resolution Piezocone | TechLink
    environmental applications Determine the optimum depths at which to conduct ground water sampling for contaminant plume delineation Determine the direction and gradient of subsurface water flow Check to see if aquifers are in direct hydrologic contact with each other Generate flow nets for solving complex ground water flow problems related to flow under and around foundations through dams and interactions between subsurface and surface water bodies Obtain an accurate and highly resolved depiction of stratigraphic layers Determine the potential for environmental risk by identifying ground water flow pathways and candidate receptors Monitor remediation efforts by identifying induced gradients and Calibrate ground water model predictions Benefits The following are benefits associated with using the high resolution piezocone Near real time computer processing of piezocone measurements will yield detailed stratigraphic profiles illustrating depths of water bearing formations and variations in permeability Significantly fewer ground water monitoring and sampling wells will need to be installed Significantly fewer water samples will need to be collected short term and longterm Identification of perched confined and unconfined zones will be possible not generally feasible with conventional monitoring wells More accurate risk assessments and fate and transport models will now be possible and Ground water dewatering projects can now be easily and accurately monitored The Opportunity ESTCP Demonstration A field trial is presently underway to demonstrate the use of the high resolution piezocone The objective is to determine the direction and rate of groundwater flow in three dimensions 3D This innovative system will address the need for improved hydraulic assessments by replacing costly and inappropriate conventional approaches More information about this project can be viewed at www estcp org projects cleanup CU 0421 cfm The software developed for this project allows users to estimate hydraulic conductivity as well Figure 1 depicts a Hydraulic Conductivity Profile generated with

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/high-resolution-piezocone (2016-02-09)
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  • Universal Internal Positive Control for PCR | TechLink
    its internal positive control The UEIPC is also incorporated in a new diagnostic test for Leishmania that DOD is submitting to the FDA for approval Image Right The Technology The internal positive control of the current invention is a cloned fragment of DNA with a novel sequence which has no known homology to published sequence data The novel sequence resulted from site directed mutagenesis of Bacillus anthracis This sequence can be used in any probe based PCR assay with specific primers and probes This technology will determine the presence or absence of PCR inhibitors in a diagnostic sample and the assay can either be run alone or multiplexed with a target assay This method is most fully developed for Taqman based PCR This basic construct has been expanded to work with RNA based PCR RT PCR Benefits Performance responsive to a broad range of inhibitors even in complex samples Universality can be used with any dye set or PCR instrument Flexibility the primers and probes are separate so the assay can be optimized for use as an independent assay or multiplexed with other agent specific assays The Opportunity Results reported in Molecular Cellular Probes 19 2005 51 59 Patent 7 005 267 Internal Positive Control for Probe Based Nucleic Acid Molecule Assays and patent 7 052 848 Internal Positive Control for Probe Based Nucleic Acid Molecule Assays are available for licensing Inventors may be available for consultation and collaboration Contacts Joan Wu Singel CLP Senior Technology Manager Chief Technology Scout Montana State University TechLink Bozeman Montana jwu singel montana edu 406 994 7705 Technology Managers and Senior Advisors Read more about Joan Wu Singel CLP Laurel Halfpap CLP Senior Technology Manager Leader Biomedical Licensing Montana State University TechLink Bozeman Montana lhalfpap montana edu 406 994 2051 Technology Managers and Senior

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