University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2020

July 16, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 9 U.S. patents in June 2020.

Featured Patent: 10,670,802 Method to Enhance Rayleigh Scattering and High Temperature Stability in Optical Fiber for Distributed Temperature Measurements”

Pitt researchers are pioneering the use of fiber optics for sensor applications in harsh environments where electronic sensors are unable to operate. Light pulses sent along glass or plastic fibers can be used for detecting hydrogen gas leaks in cryogenic applications, monitoring gas streams within solid oxide fuel cell units, or creating “smart system” capabilities from preexisting electrical cable networks, among many other exciting new uses.

This family of innovations includes Active Fiber Bragg Grating Hydrogen Sensors for All-Temperature Operation, Enhanced Gas Detection by Raman Scattering, Integration of the Fiber Optic Sensor Platform with Tailored Refractive Index Metal Oxide Nanometals, Optical Fiber-Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Fuel Utilization Monitoring and Control System, Optical Interconnections using Glass Substrates, Electrical Cables with Distributed Fiber Sensors, and this month’s featured patent: Method to Enhance Rayleigh Scattering and High Temperature Stability in Optical Fiber for Distributed Temperature Measurements.

For more information on these innovations, including licensing, contact George Coulston at

Below is a list of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in June 2020. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.


Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
10,668,092 Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Inflammatory Disorders David Hackam; Peter Wipf; Chhinder Sodhi Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
10,670,802 Method of Making a Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor Having Enhanced Rayleigh Scattering and Enhanced Temperature Stability and Monitoring Systems Employing Same Paul Ohodnicki; Sheng Huang; Aidong Yan; Peng Chen; Michael Buric George Coulston Available for Licensing
10,674,930 Single-Unit Leadless EEG Sensor Mingui Sun; Parthasarathy Deenadayalan Thirumala; Wenyan Jia; Di Gao; Jeffrey Balzer Janice Panza Optioned
10,684,250 Method for Making Polymer Single Nanowires and Sensors Utilizing the Same Minhee Yun; David Schwartzman; Jiyong Huang Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,682,438 Biodegradable Poly (Ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof Larisa Geskin; Oleg Akilov; Shilpa Sant; Vinayak Sant Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,682,320 Method for Inhibiting Osteoclast Development John Barnett; Harry Blair; Jonathan Sokoloff Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,690,774 Pathway Measurement Devices, Systems and Methods Eric Sinagra; Jonathan Duvall; Joshua Brown; Dianna Rae Stuckey; Tianyang Chen; Ian McIntyre; Jonathan Pearlman; Rory Cooper George Coulston Licensed
10,696,727 Targeted Delivery of Glycine Receptors to Excitable Cells Michael Cascio; Joseph Glorioso; James Goss; David Krisky Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,696,624 Novel Cannabinoid Receptor CB2Ligand 4-(Aminomethyl)-N, N-Dialkylanilines Abdulrahman Almehizia; Xiangqun Xie; Peng Yang Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing