Attention SU Researchers – Plan Early for Publications and Presentations

Due to the upcoming holidays and end-of-semester priorities, Syracuse University researchers are encouraged to finalize invention disclosures as soon as possible, due to the lead time needed to analyze invention disclosures and pursue patent protection (if warranted). This is especially true for researchers that will present papers or posters at conferences in early 2023. To submit an invention disclosure go to the online invention disclosure portal.


NSF I-Corps Teams Q&A Webinar

The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program provides experiential education on entrepreneurship, customer discovery and business start-up concerns for researchers invested in moving their innovations from lab to market.  

NSF program directors host a monthly webinar to answer questions and provide updated information about I-Corps contacts, the curriculum and important program and application dates.  

The next webinar is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 1, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Register to Attend

Congratulations to Inventors – Recent Patents Issued

The Office of Technology Transfer congratulates the researchers who have had patents issue in the past year.

It is an accomplishment to see a patent ultimately issue from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  We wish to thank the current and former Syracuse University researchers for their commitment and recognize their accomplishment.

This list represents recently issued patents affiliated with research in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Engineering & Computer Science.

Determination of Turbidity Using Elastically and Inelastically Scattered Light
Inventors:  Joseph Chaiken, Jerry Goodisman – Patent Number: 11,415,511
Issue Date:
August 16, 2022

Heat-Curling Polymeric Needle for Safe Disposal
Inventors:  Patrick T. Mather, Pine Yang – Patent Number: 11,400,236
Issue Date:
August 2, 2022

Synthetic Disugar Hydrocarbons as Natural Analogs to Control Microbial Behaviors
Inventors:  Yan-Yeung Luk, Guirong Wang – Patent Number: 11,357,786
Issue Date:
June 14, 2022

Hierarchical Optimized Detection of Relatives
Inventors:  Jonathan Adelman, Michael Marciano – Patent Number: 11,309,062
Issue Date:
April 14, 2022

Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Laser Fabrication Platform for Shaping Hydrogels
Inventors:  Pranav Soman, Puskal Kunwar, Zheng Xiong – Patent Number: 11,260,596
Issue Date:
March 1, 2022

Peptide Drug Improvement Using Vitamin B12 and Haptocorrin Binding Substrate Conjugates
Inventors:  Robert Doyle – Patent Number: 11,207,415
Issue Date:
December 28, 2021

Piezoelectric Sensors and Quartz Crystal Monitors
Inventors:  Fritz “Fred” Schlereth, James Spencer – Patent Number: 11,187,680
Issue Date:
November 30, 2021

Metamaterial-Boosted Quantum Electromechanical Transducer for Microwave-Optical Interfacing
Inventors:  Britton Plourde, Matthew LaHaye – Patent Number: 11,163,209
Issue Date:
November 2, 2021

Motion Sensor Assisted Room Shape Reconstruction and Self-Localization Using First-Order Acoustic Echoes
Inventors:  Biao Chen, Tiexing Wang, Fangrong Peng – Patent Number: 11,125,553
Issue Date:
September 21, 2021

Compositions of Nanoparticles With Radial Gradients and Methods of Use Thereof
Inventors:  Mathew Maye – Patent Number: 11,103,923
Issue Date:
August 31, 2021

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Catalytic Converter
Inventors:  Jeongmin Ahn, Thomas Welles – Patent Number: 11,101,482
Issue Date:
August 24, 2021

Please note:  Patents and patent applications are added to Experts@Syracuse soon after they are made public.  They are listed in the “Research Output” section.

Much of the above listed intellectual property is available for licensing. Companies and non-for-profits interested in exploring commercial applications should contact the Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer.

Article: Take Steps to Avoid Patent-Killing “Pre-Print” Disclosures

In the ever-changing publishing environment, researchers need to disclose their patentable research to the Office of Technology Transfer, before sharing it with any publisher, to retain both US and foreign patent rights.  This article authored by David Schwartz and published by Tech Transfer Central provides a few examples of instances where pre-print on-line disclosures by publishing companies extinguished patent protection:

Take Steps to Avoid Patent-Killing “Pre-Print” Disclosures

If you have an invention to disclose, please complete the on-line invention disclosure, or if you have any questions regarding your research and possible parent protection, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer.