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 and the School of Information Studies.

Microcombustion Micro-Tubular Flame-Assisted Fuel Cell for Power and Heat Cogeneration Without Soot Formation
Inventors:  Jeongmin Ahn, Ryan Milcarek – Patent Number: 11,799,115
Issue Date:  October 24, 2023

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Modular Hybrid Power Train for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Inventors:  Jeongmin Ahn, Thomas Welles – Patent Number: 11,787,549
Issue Date:  October 17, 2023

Glycemic Control Using Intrinsic Factor Bound to a Vitamin B12 Conjugate of a Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist
Inventors:  Robert Doyle, Jonathan Bortz, David Hermelin – Patent Number: 11,771,772
Issue Date:  October 3, 2023

Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Laser Fabrication Platform for Shaping Hydrogels
Pranav Soman, Puskal Kunwar, Zheng Xiong – Patent Number: 11,745,427
Issue Date: 
September 5, 2023

Motion Detection and Classification Using Ambient Wireless Signals
Biao Chen, Yang Liu, Tiexing Wang – Patent Number: 11,675,066
Issue Date: 
June 13, 2023

System for Minimizing Indoor Infection Risk and Maximizing Energy Savings
Bing Dong, Jianshun Zhang – Patent Number: 11,674,707
Issue Date: 
June 13, 2023

Electro-Controllable Ion Exchange Membrane
Ian Hosein, Fu-Hao Chen – Patent Number: 11,673,093
Issue Date: 
June 13, 2023

Surface Topography with Ferromagnetic Polymer Pillars Capable of Movement in Response to Magnetic Fields
Dacheng Ren, Huan Gu – Patent Number: 11,648,374
Issue Date:
May 16, 2023

Low Power and Privacy Preserving Sensor Platform for Occupancy Detection
Inventors:  Senem Velipasalar, Sek Meng Chai, Aswin Nadamuni Raghavan – Patent Number: 11,605,231
Issue Date:
March 14, 2023

Variable Rate MIMO for Multi-User Communications Involving Airborne Platforms
Inventors:  Biao Chen, Janek Mroczek, Yang Liu – Patent Number: 11,569,871
Issue Date:
January 31, 2023

Noninvasive In Vivo Measurement of pH in Cerebrospinal Fluid
Inventors:  Joseph Chaiken – Patent Number: 11,559,203
Issue Date:
January 24, 2023

Smart Products Lifecycle Management Platform
Inventors:  Utpal Roy, Yunpeng Li – Patent Number: 11,537,390
Issue Date:
December 27, 2022

Biological Agent Specimen Collection and Growth System
Inventors:  Robert B. Silver – Patent Number: 11,517,903
Issue Date:
December 6, 2022

Enzyme-Responsive Shape Memory Polymers
Inventors:  James Henderson, Patrick T. Mather, Shelby Buffington – Patent Number: 11,512,417
Issue Date:
November 29, 2022

Trackable Reasoning and Analysis for Crowdsourcing and Evaluation
Inventors:  Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Brian McKernan, Patricia Rossini, Carsten Oesterlund, Lael Jeremy Schooler, James Eric Folkestad, Benjamin Clegg, Rosa Mikeal Martey, Kate Marian Kenski, Roc Aron Myers, Sara M. Taylor – Patent Number: 11,507,859
Issue Date:
November 22, 2022

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.

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, November 16, 2023

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Register to Attend

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.


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.