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, February 3, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

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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, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the School of Information Studies, and the Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics.

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

Synthesis of Superhydrophobic Microporous Surfaces Via Light-Directed Photopolymerization and Phase Separation
Inventors:  Ian D. Hosein – Patent Number: 11,022,888
Issue Date:
June 1, 2021

System and Method for Automated Detection of Figure Element Reuse
Inventors:  Daniel Ernesto Acuna, Konrad Kording – Patent Number: 10,997,232
Issue Date:
May 4, 2021

System and Method for Inter-Species DNA Mixture Interpretation
Inventors:  Michael Marciano, Jonathan Adelman – Patent Number: 10,957,421
Issue Date:
March 23, 2021

Cooling Charge Determination for a Local Thermal Management System
Inventors:  H. Ezzat Khalifa – Patent Number: 10,955,151
Issue Date:
March 23, 2021

Dried Attractive Lure and Kill Stations for the Control of Aedes Aegypti
David Larsen, Anna Stewart, Marco Neira – Patent Number: 10,954,358
Issue Date:
March 23, 2021

Shape Memory Assisted Self-Healing Polymeric Amorphous Coatings
Patrick Mather, Sabrina Crandall, Xiaofan Luo, Erika Rodriguez – Patent Number: 10,935,699
Issue Date:
March 2, 2021

Single-Molecule Pore-Based Sensor for Proteins and Transient Protein-Protein Interactions
Liviu Movileanu, Avinash Kumar Thakur – Patent Number: 10,921,309
Issue Date:
February 16, 2021

Please note:  Patents and patent applications are added to Experts@Syracuse quarterly, 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.

Office of Research Awareness Session: University-Industry (U-I Collaborations) – Understanding Your Industry Counterparts and the Corporate World

Part I:  Attracting and keeping corporate sponsors via developing keen sensibilities around intellectual property, confidentiality and the corporate value proposition

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Part I Presenter:  Jennifer Crisp, Director, Office of Technology Transfer

This virtual program is aimed at university investigators, graduate students in RA roles now or anticipated, and post-docs. Presenter will offer insights to help you better understand and relate to your industry counterparts, and how U-I collaborations can be mutually beneficial for both academics and industry experts. This is an excellent introduction to U-I research and can also serve as a refresher for those who have already engaged in U-I research or collaborations. Attendees will also learn about free resources available via UIDP (University Industry Demonstration Partnership, originally begun by the National Academies) that will unlock helpful content on University-Industry (U-I) Collaborations.

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Content focused on the people involved, mechanics and procedures at SU for pursuing and executing U-I research engagements will be presented in a future program (Part II). The two programs together will provide attendees a solid understanding of the U-I landscape.


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.

Technology Transfer Business Continuity Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Technology Transfer Services

All services provided by Technology Transfer will continue. Technology Transfer will communicate if additional time is required due to remote work arrangements of office staff and our partners (patent counsel, technology transfer and research staff at other universities, etc.).

  • Meetings with researchers and corporate partners that would normally be held in-person will now be held via conference call or using virtual meeting platforms.
  • Documents that require signatures will be circulated using Adobe Sign if possible. If Adobe Sign is not possible, signature instructions will be emailed to the signee. Technology Transfer will temporarily suspend the notary requirement on documents that require notarization.

Additional Considerations

It remains critical to provide Technology Transfer as much time as possible to evaluate and protect intellectual property prior to any publications or presentations (in-person or virtual). Researchers should evaluate their work for patentable inventions and report those inventions as soon as possible. Instructions and a link are available on the Submit an Invention Disclosure website. We recognize that publications relating to understanding, diagnosing, treating, or immunizing against COVID-19 are likely to be fast-tracked for public dissemination. Researchers active in this space are asked to identify themselves to Technology Transfer.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deadlines are set by statute and are unlikely to change. At this time, Technology Transfer has not been notified of any deadline changes or extensions. The deadlines that have been communicated to you by Technology Transfer or patent counsel are in effect.  We are monitoring communications from the U.S. Government and will update researchers if circumstances change. If you are unable to meet a deadline, contact our office as soon as possible to discuss options.

How to Communicate with Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer will continue to communicate with the university research enterprise (faculty, staff and students) and non-university partners (government, corporate and non-profit) through the following methods: E-mail; voicemail and return phone calls; scheduled conference call meetings; Microsoft Teams and Zoom Virtual Meetings. If you have a question or to arrange a virtual meeting or conference call, please contact us.

For more information on the Syracuse University, Office of Research business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, click on the link to view the Office of Research Service Continuity Planning for COVID-19 page.