NASA Tech Needs

Heating Different Zones of Food in a Microwave Oven

An organization seeks technology to enable foods to become crispy when heated in a home microwave oven. The outer surface should heat and become (or remain) crispy, while the interior body of the food should heat only as appropriate. The organization seeks materials, ingredients, or other technologies that enable the zones, while physically part of the same food, to respond differently to the same radiant microwave energy environment. Respond to this TechNeed at: Email: nasatech@yet2.com Phone: 781-972-0600

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Searching for Patents Related to Online Wagering & Video Games

The buyer is actively searching for patents to acquire in the online gaming and video console space. The areas of interest are in player management and account management systems for online games portals. User interface patents and advertising/ecommerce inventions are also high on their priority list. Click here to learn more.

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Looking to Acquire Audio-Video Technology Patents and Portfolios

The buyer is actively searching for individual patents or patent portfolios related to video and audio delivery and play-back on consoles, handsets and a wide range of consumer electronics devices. Technologies of interest include data compression, video manipulation, watermarking, digital rights management (DRM), video play-back, and video transmission. Essentially, the ideal patents would support the delivery of video (and embedded audio) streams to a consumer device, manipulation of the image (for example to change the display format), compression, decompression of the video stream and display on a handset, PDA, set-top-box or other consumer device. Click here for more information.

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In-Process Detection of Defects During Welding

Technology is required to enable “in-process” or real-time detection of defects during the welding process. This could be achieved by a system that can monitor any combination of accessible parameters during the weld process and then by analyzing changes, ascertain the presence of a weld defect, its locations, and, if possible, its nature. Potential solutions should be suitable for industrial production lines. Respond to this TechNeed at: Email: nasatech@yet2.com Phone: 781-972-0600

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New Analgesic Actives

A company is looking for the next generation in analgesics. There are several fine analgesics on the market, both by prescription and over the counter, that vary in dosage load, dosage form, molecular size, speed of effectiveness, and side effects or toxicity (if any). New actives in the realm of analgesia are sought, and the form of their delivery is open. Certain aspects of the new analgesic are of particular interest, including speed of effectiveness, toleration, and (shelf-life) fragility. Respond to this TechNeed at: Email: nasatech@yet2.com Phone: 781-972-0600

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Pharmaceutical Processing Technologies

A company seeks a range of new processing and preparation technologies for use in pharmaceutical preparation. Such technologies may enhance current chemistry processes such as finer milling that leads to faster in-process reactions. Technologies may be applicable to a variety of pharmaceuticals after preparation, such as techniques for better tabletforming, encapsulation techniques, or techniques for preparation of non-traditional delivery mechanisms. Respond to this TechNeed at: Email: nasatech@yet2.com Phone: 781-972-0600

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Microwavable Packaging That Produces Authentic Grilled Foods

This organization wants to create authentic grilled foods in a home microwave oven with typical microwave food preparation times and convenience. Authentic grilled foods combine a slightly charred taste with a less fatty, cleaner feel, and the appearance of grill marks seared by high heat into the surface of the food. This need seeks to reproduce as closely as possible the texture and quality of perfectly grilled foods. Respond to this TechNeed at: Email: nasatech@yet2.com Phone: 781-972-0600

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