The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 13 U.S. patents in January 2021.
Featured Patent: 10,902,976 “Optical Fiber Based Sensing for Smart Electrical Cables and Distributed Radiation Detection”
Kevin Peng Chen, professor of computer and electrical engineering, and colleagues have developed a technology that turns electrical cables, already present in industrial, commercial, and residential buildings, into innovative sensor platforms by seamlessly integrating optical fibers. Using distributed fiber-sensing schemes including R-OFDR, BOTDR, Raman backscattering, and fiber Bragg grating array sensor schemes, these cables are able to detect both physical parameters, including radiation, temperature, strain, pressure, and liquid levels, along with chemical information such as radical chemical species with high spatial resolutions. The ability to dual purpose already in-place electrical cables makes this a feasible and cost-effective solution for building smart infrastructure and cyber physical systems.
For more information on this innovation, including licensing, contact George Coulston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a list of patents issued to Pitt innovators in January 2021. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.
|10,882,834||Compounds for Treating Prostate Cancer||Erin Skoda; Zhou Wang; Peter Wipf||Jeff Depp||Optioned|
|10,881,332||Degradable Carbon Nanotube-Containing Biosensors and Methods for Target Clinical Marker Detection||Prashant Kumta; Madhumati Ramanathan; Mitali Patil||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|10,888,442||Super Elastic, Bioabsorbable Endovascular Device||Young Jae Chun; William Wagner; Xinzhu Gu; Peter Wearden; Tomo Yoshizumi||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|10,892,106||Highly Stable Electronic Device Employing Hydrophobic Composite Coating Layer||Jung-Kun Lee; Gill Sang Han||George Coulston||Available for Licensing|
|10,888,641||Layer By Layer Coated Mesh for Local Release of Bio-Active Proteins||Daniel Hachim; Bryan Brown||Janice Panza||Available for licensing|
|10,894,846||Redox Stimulated Variable-Modulus Material||Tainqi Pan; Percy Marzal; Lisa Weiland; David Waldeck; William Clark; Tara Meyer; Haitao Liu; Rachel Harris||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|10,894,151||Biosensor Tattoos and Uses Therefor for Biomarker Monitoring||Louis Falo; Burak Ozdoganiar; Marcel Bruchez; Phil Campbell; Jonathan Jarvik; Geza Erdos||Andrew Remes||Available for licensing|
|10,894,782||Modulators of P97 AAA Atpase Activity||Donna Huryn; Peter Wipf; Matthew LaPorte||Maria Vanegas||Available for Licensing|
|10,900,023||A Modular, Microfluidic, Mechanically Active Bioreactor for 3D, Multi-Tissue, Tissue Culture||Riccardo Gottardi; Douglas Nelson Jr.; Hang Lin; Peter Alexander; Rocky Tuan; Thomas Lozito||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|10,899,702||hTRPV1 Chemical Agents||Siangqun Xie; Zhiwei Feng||Maria Vanegas||Available for Licensing|
|10,898,592||Compositions and Methods for Reducing the Risk of Post-Imaging Pancreatitis||Sohail Husain||Maria Vanegas||Licensed|
|10,900,943||Method, Apparatus and System for Food Intake and Physical Activity Assessment||Mingui Sun; Wenyan Jia; Robert Sclabassi; John Fernstrom; Madelyn Fernstrom||Maria Vanegas||Available for Licensing|
|10,902,976||Optical Fiber Based Sensing for Smart Electrical Cables and Distributed Radiation Detection||Peng Kevin Chen; Aidong Yan; Rongzhang Chen; Mohamed Bayoumy||George Coulston||Available for Licensing|