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Patented Technologies Available for Licensing
The following technologies are patented in the United States and are available for licensing. NOAA offers both non-exclusive and exclusive licenses on its patented technologies with terms that are generally favorable to U.S. companies.
Please contacts us at NOAA.T2@noaa.gov if you are interested in licensing one of our technologies.
Induced Fluorescence NO Detector and Method
US Patent 11,415,859 – Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Patent Licenses Available Background Nitric oxide (NO) is important to radical chemistry in Earth’s atmosphere. In the troposphere the catalytic reaction of NO with the hydroperoxy and organic peroxy radicals NO+RO2/HO2 →NO2 +RO/HO is frequently the rate-limiting step for the production of tropospheric…
Clean Harvest Cable Grid
The NOAA patented Clean Harvest Cable Grid (US Patent 10,966,415 B2) allows marine mammals, including sea turtles and other large marine animals, to escape from large fish trawls with minimal impact to normal fishing operations or target catch retention. The Type I (TI) shown above was designed to work in…
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer
US Patents 9,761,431 and 10,438,788 – Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Patent Licenses Available Time-of‐flight mass spectrometers are commonly used in analytical chemistry and many other applications. They contain a region where ions travel toward a detector. NOAA scientists have developed a new geometry that has improved performance over existing designs. The…
Four Channel Cavity Ringdown NOy Detector
The instrument has lower power, size, weight, and vacuum requirements than a chemiluminescence-based instrument while approaching its sensitivity, precision and time response. In the NOy CRDS instrument of the present invention, NOy and its components are converted into NO2 by thermal decomposition (TD) in a fused silica inlet (henceforth referred…
A UAV-based active AirCore system for measurements of greenhouse gases
A UAV-based active AirCore system for measurements of greenhouse gases We developed and field-tested an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based active AirCore for atmospheric mole fraction measurements of CO2, CH4, and CO. The system applies an alternative way of using the AirCore technique invented by NOAA. As opposed to the conventional…
NOAA Awarded U.S. Patent for Innovative Lionfish Trap
Story originally published in April, 2021. Device could help protect threatened ecosystems and aid fishing communities The Challenge Over the last 20 years, invasive lionfish populations have dramatically increased throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Lionfish have already caused a decline in native species that…
NOAA scientist’s patented design expands the limits of atmospheric research
The new design, invented by a researcher with NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Laboratory, is small, light, easy to operate, and measures NOx at levels more than ten times lower than possible with the previous generation of research-grade instruments. Andrew Rollins was awarded a U.S. Patent for his innovative design in August 2022. The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office helps NOAA to patent and then license new technologies in order to move them out of NOAA’s labs and into the hands of scientists and other users worldwide, where they can ultimately have broader impact. Read the full story.
Eruption highlights how NOAA technological innovation powers public safety, economic development, and scientific discovery
When a volcano in the South Pacific Ocean erupted in January 2022, NOAA researchers were well-equipped to study the multi-hazard event by sky and by sea. Key technologies and strategic partnerships made it possible for NOAA to issue warnings that saved lives around the world, while also collecting scientific data that will improve forecasting models and disaster response for future events.