Technologies with patent applications that are currently available for licensing are listed below. We welcome discussion with any potential licensee.  For more information about these or other licensing opportunities, contact:

Theresa C. White, PhD
Manager—Innovation Transfer, Contracts and Agreements
Industry and Partnership Services (IPS)
theresawhite3@cunet.carleton.ca

Detector For Faster Than Nyquist Transmitted Data Symbols

Overview A Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN) signalling detector for ultra-high-order quadrature-amplitude modulation capable of removing inter-symbolic interference and reconstruction of the transmitted data symbols, within the same bandwidth, using the same transmission power, without deterioration of the transmission quality
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status US provisional application 63/150,798 (filed February 18, 2021) available for licensing

Independent Control of a Reflected Electromagnetic Wave’s Magnitude and Phase

Overview A reflective metasurface consisting of reflective unit cells with independently controllable resistance and capacitance to allow for simultaneous control of the magnitude and phase of the reflected wave.
Development stage Concept validation complete; prototype testing in progress
Licensing status US Provisional Patent Application 63/083,432 (filed September 25, 2020) available for licensing
Physician-Parent Decision Support Technology
Overview Web-based tool that provides clinical status and treatment options to help parents and physicians make decisions regarding care options for infants in neonatal intensive care.
Development stage Prototype development and testing in progress
Licensing status Available for Licensing

Enabling Wireless Network Big Data-Driven Personalization Using Zone of Tolerance Modeling and Predictive Analytics

Overview Wireless network personalization method based on an automated machine learning model selection and optimization process
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status PCT/CA2019/051197 (filed Aug. 29, 2019) available for licensing

Aptamers as a Therapeutic Tool to Prevent Protein Aggregation In Neurodegenerative Disease

Overview DNA aptamer sequences that bind to alpha-synuclein monomers and inhibit formation of larger oligomers associated with neurodegenerative disease. Therapeutic formulations and diagnostic applications.
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status US application 16/758,090 (filed Apr. 22, 2020) and CA application 3079909 (filed Apr. 21, 2020) available for licensing

Waterproof Polymer-Coated Combustible Pellets, and Methods for the Production Thereof

Overview Water-resistant, solid fuels comprising a combustible material (torrified wood pellets, ground wood, or coal fines) coated with an organic material or plastic (Styrofoam or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)).
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status PCT/CA2020/050470 (filed Apr. 9, 2020) available for licensing

Passive Haptic Feedback Input Device

Overview A passive haptic feedback (PHF) in virtual reality comprising a number of hinged panels that allow the device to be bent into a physical shape representative of a virtual object
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status CA application 3,058,763 (filed Oct. 15, 2019) and US application 16/654,152 (filed Oct. 16, 2019) available for licensing

Root Exudate-Activated System for Agrochemical Delivery

Overview Fertilizer nano-particles comprising a coating (e.g, a cellulose derivative, a fatty acid) and a DNA aptamer, which binds to compounds released by the roots during active nutrient uptake.
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status PCT application number: PCT/CA2019/051306 (filed Sept. 16, 2019) available for licensing
Polymer-Coated Coal Fines, and Methods for the Production Thereof
Overview Compositions of coal fines or other carbonaceous material coated with a polymer, such as a product of hydrothermal polymerization of a biomass
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status US Provisional Application 62/935,999 (filed Nov. 15, 2019) available for licensing
High-Precision Road Users Detection Using Wifi and Bluetooth Signals
Overview A localization device comprising a plurality of RF receivers synchronized by a single local master clock signal to determine the computing device’s location based on a time difference of arrival of the transmitted signal at the receivers.
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status US provisional application: 62/929,406 (filed Nov. 1, 2019) available for licensing
A Method for Prevention of Ingress of Hydrogen Isotopes and Their Removal from Components Made from Hydride Forming Metals and Alloys
Overview A method to prevent ingress of hydrogen isotopes in pressure tubes made of metals (zirconium) or alloys by the addition of a hydrogen getter (zirconium, titanium, niobium, hafnium, vanadium, or yttrium, as metals, alloys or composites) to the end of the pressure tube.
Development stage Concept validation complete
Licensing status CA application 3,007,703 (filed June 18, 2019) available for licensing