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ROYALTY FREE:  Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor
Thursday, July 16, 2015

ROYALTY FREE: Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor

 

Ice Free Wind Sensors (IFWS) are widely used to measure  and report wind speed and direction, primarily for the aviation industry.  However, the open space around the measurement unit of the wind sensor also provides a convenient space for birds to sit.  The subsequent flapping of wings can result in erroneous wind speeds and missing wind data, which is a safety hazard to aviation.  In an effort to alleviate the IFWS data issues, the National Weather Service (NWS) developed a bird deterrent device. This device, which keeps the birds from interfering in the sample space of the IFWS, has been tested and deployed within the existing network of over 600 sensors in the US and is now being made available royalty free to industry.

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  TerraViz
Friday, December 12, 2014

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: TerraViz

NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS) and TerraViz Data Visualization Technologies Now Available

The NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)TM is a framework of layered services designed to help the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of data from the past, present, and future. It includes a visualization component named TerraVizTM that is a multi-platform tool, running on desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. The goal is to ingest "big data" and convert that information into efficient formats for real-time visualization. Designed for a world where everything is in motion, NEISTM and TerraVizTM allow fluid data integration and interaction across 4D time and space, providing a tool for everything NOAA does and the people NOAA affects.

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its Patent-Pending NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its patented Microparticulate Fish Feeder to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad.


LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Imaging Polar Nephelometer
Thursday, February 6, 2014

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Imaging Polar Nephelometer

US 8531516 B2

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates.  Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  NOAA Science on a Sphere®
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: NOAA Science on a Sphere®

Patent # 6,937,210

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.


LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy
Monday, October 1, 2012

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy

System for monitoring, determining, and reporting directional spectra of ocean surface waves in near real-time from a moored buoy

A moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measures acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period. The system includes: 1) A buoy, 2) A mooring system, 3) An electronic data logger controlling communications between the system and the on-board remote telecommunications system...

Patent No:  US 8,195,395 B2, Teng et al.

If interested in licensing this technology, please complete and return the License Request Form or contact NOAA Technology Partnerships Office directly.

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