2012: A Year in Review
The 2012 Fiscal Year was a successful one for NASA Langley's Technology Gateway. Langley led the Agency in the number of provisional patents filed (26), non-provisional patents filed (28) and ranked second in the number of licenses issued (6). Thanks to those who helped us achieve such success in 2012, and we look forward to working with even more of you in 2013!
Licenses Issued in 2012
SiGe and Thermoelectric Technologies
On January 23, 2012, LaRC approved an exclusive license agreement between NASA and innoEpi, Inc., for Langley's silicon germanium technologies. InnoEpi, Santa Clara, CA, plans to develop and market single crystal silicon-germanium semiconductor materials for CPUs, memory, power IC chips, and application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) chips.
Magic Leap, Incorporated
Photogrammetry System and Method for Determining a Relative Motion Between Two Bodies
On February 27, 2012, Langley approved a partially-exclusive license agreement between NASA and Magic Leap, Inc., for Langley's photogrammetry system and method for determining relative motion between two bodies. Magic Leap, a small business located in Hollywood, Florida, plans to develop products in the fields of augmented reality and/or virtual reality for mobile computing and/or wearable display based computing systems.
Liquid Measurement Systems
On May 7, 2012, Langley Research Center approved a nonexclusive research license agreement between NASA and Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS) for Langley's wireless sensor technologies. LMS is located in Georgia, Vermont, and plans to evaluate the technologies for fuel level measurement systems to be used in commercial and military aircraft. If their evaluation of the technology is positive, LMS will then apply for a traditional commercial license.
National Institute of Aerospace Associates
Smart Optical Material Characterization System and Methods
On April 2, 2012, Langley executed a Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) with the National Institute of Aerospace Associates for a Smart Optical Material Characterization System and Methods. The system can be used to measure various optical properties of materials and devices such as the intensity, phase angle, polarization state, and coherence of transmitted or reflected light from the materials and devices under test. The system can accelerate the development of advanced adaptive optics elements and phase control elements.
Bringham Young University
Nano Propellant Technologies
On June 12, 2012, LaRC executed a Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) between NASA and Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, for the technology, "Nano-Propellants Based on Aluminum-Hydrogen-Peroxide Ferritin (AI-HPOF)." These particular propellants have the potential to produce a highly-effective rocket fuel.
The technology was jointly developed by LaRC's Dr. Sang H. Choi, Advanced Materials and Processing, Paul A. Westmeyer, NASA HQ, and Richard E. Watt, BYU. The purpose of the JOA is to facilitate a working relationship between the Joint Owners and to define roles and responsibilities for the patenting and commercialization of the technology.
Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
On June 18, 2012, LaRC approved a nonexclusive license agreement between NASA and Daniels Manufacturing Corporation (DMC) for Langley's wire crimping tool technologies. DMC is located in Orlando, Florida, and plans to market and sell ultrasonic testing equipment for the aircraft, aerospace, and other high-reliability markets.
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