Our Intellectual Property Portfolio

Available Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property portfolio may have something of value for your enterprise. One avenue to learn about published and patent-pending technologies is to access Syracuse University technology listings online at Flintbox or  iBridge. Because our patent-pending technologies are not made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office until 18 months into the patenting process (and sometimes later), to learn about some of the newest patent-pending technologies, contact the Office of Technology Transfer and describe your technology categories of interest as well as your current business model. In order to share meaningful information about the technology, Syracuse University may require a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Peptide Breakthrough Revolutionizing Diabetes Treatment

Syracuse University researcher, Dr. Robert Doyle, Dean’s Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, through his research has discovered a peptide that has great possibility to change the way diabetes is treated, primarily by reducing the number of injections required for treatment and by the lessening the negative side effects experienced with currently available therapies.  The peptide, GEP44, also has great promise for curtailing side effects of chemotherapy and the cravings for opioids, thus reducing the potential for relapse.  This technology titled “Monomeric Peptide Multi-agonist Targeting the GLP1 Receptor and NPY Receptors,” (patent application number 17/600,221) is patent pending.  The full article can be found in SU News.


Grant Awarded for Catheter Research Project

Syracuse University researchers, Dr. Dacheng Ren, Stevenson endowed professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and associate dean for research and graduate programs,  Dr. Huan Gu, research assistant professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Teng Zhang, assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  have recently received an NIH R01 grant to conduct research and engineer a new urinary catheter using smart biomaterials.  Their research will involve a MD of Urology from SUNY Upstate. This technology titled “Surface Topography with Ferromagnetic Polymer Pillars Capable of Movement in Response to Magnetic Fields” is patent pending (patent application number 16/249,532).  Additional information is available in the SU News article titled “Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Awarded Grant for Catheter Research Project.”  Their research was also recently published in Nature Communications.


Protein-Protein Interaction Detection Research Recently Published in Nature Biotechnology

Nanobiosensors to Detect Cancers

Dr. Liviu Movileanu, Professor of Physics in the College of Arts & Sciences is researching nanobiosensors that can detect protein-protein interactions in blood serum with support from a four-year $1.17 million grant from the NIH.  This research is one step toward early detection of cancers.  Dr. Movileanu’s research (co-authored by Ph.D. student Avinash Kumar Thaker) has recently been published in Nature Biotechnology (Springer Nature, 2018).  This technology is protected by patent number 10, 921,309.  Additional information is also available in the SU News article titled “Physicist Applies Nanotechnology to Detect Protein-Protein Interactions.”


Grant Awarded for a Patent Pending Technology

Cooling and Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Dr. Shalabh Maroo, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science has recently received a $500,000 grant to conduct research on cooling the next generation of electronic devices.  This technology is protected by patent number 10,881,034.  Additional information is available in the SU News article titled “Maroo Awarded Grant to Cool Off Electronic Devices.”


Technology Available for Licensing on an Issued Patent

Movement Monitoring System

The Office of Technology Transfer worked with Drs. Velipasalar, Almagambetov and Casares from the Syracuse University, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department to patent a Movement Monitoring System, which was issued on February 14, 2017.  More information about the invention can be found in a recent article highlighted on the Syracuse University Engineering & Computer Science website, as well as through Flintbox.  The full patent titled “Automatic Detection by a Wearable Camera” can be found on Google Patents.