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Each year, approximately 60 new patents are issued by the U.S. Patent Office for USDA inventions. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) transfers these inventions through licenses to the private sector for commercialization. Below are links to the older technologies that are available for licensing. 

 

Docket

Title

Description

Contact

66.11

DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF “SEED PILLOW” TECHNOLOGY FOR OVERCOMING THE LIMITING FACTORS CONTROLLING RANGELAND RESEEDING SUCCESS

This technology provides a planting method that is more similar to the way plants grow in natural systems by grouping seeds within the same microsite during planting.

david.nicholson@ars.usda.gov

17.09

ROTARY CULTIVATOR

The invention consists of a hydraulically-driven rotary hoe drawn behind a tractor,used to cultivate around established plants, vines, or trees.

jeffrey.walenta@ars.usda.gov

60.09

IRRIGATION SCHEDULING AND SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR MOVING AND STATIC IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

This process and set of devices will automatically schedule crop irrigations when the crop is water stressed and will control a moving or static (e.g., drip or sprinkler) irrigation system to apply the irrigation.

jeffrey.walenta@ars.usda.gov

16.07

NON-TRANSGENIC SOFT TEXTURED TETRAPLOID WHEAT PLANTS HAVING GRAIN WITH SOFT TEXTURED ENDOSPERM, ENDOSPERM THEREFROM AND USES THEREOF

The invention relates to wheat breeding, new non-transgenic tetraploid wheat cultivars having grain with soft textured endosperm and methods of producing the new non-transgenic tetraploid wheat cultivars having grain with soft-textured endosperm.

david.nicholson@ars.usda.gov

124.09

CHEMICAL ATTRACTANTS AND REPELLANT FOR VARRO MITES

When mites move off of adult bees and can be captured in a variety of trapping devices using the attractants or the compounds can be used to otherwise confuse mites by saturating the enviroNew Materialsent so mites cannot find suitable reproductive sites.

joe.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

143.06

MULTISTAGE CROP ROLLER

A two stage roller was designed and fabricated to terminate cover crops which are an integral component of no-till conservation system.

joe.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

23.10

PTO POWERED MICRO-ROLLER/CRIMPER FOR MECHANICAL TERMINATION OF COVER CROPS USING A WALK-BEHIND LIMITED-POWER GARDEN TRACTOR

A PTO-powered micro-roller attached to a self-propelled walk-behind garden tractor, was designed and fabricated to terminate cover crops in no-till and/or organic vegetable garden/small farm.

joe.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

24.11

COVER CROP RESIDUE MANAGER

The residue manager deflects cover crop stalks and flattens cover crop residue during a no-till or minimum-till agricultural planting process.

joe.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov