(June 26, 2019) – Once again, The University of Texas System (UT System) earned a top spot on the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2018 and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) played a key role in the designation. UT System was ranked fifth this year and was the highest-ranked Texas institution on the list. Rounding out the top five rankings were the University of California System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, the report pulls data acquired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by calculating the number of utility patents which lists a university as the first assignee on the printed patent.
In 2019, UT System researchers were granted 187 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Of those, UTSA received seven patents, which accounts for 3.7% of UT System’s patents. Given UTSA had 2.4% of the system’s research expenditures in FY18, this indicates the institution is 54% above expectation when normalized to research activity. UTSA filed an additional 67 patent applications in fiscal year 2018.
UTSA’s seven patents include:
US 10,055,551 | United States
Systems and Methods for Quantitative Analysis of Histopathology Images Using Multiclassifier Ensemble Schemes
>> An automated system designed to provide analysis and classification for several types of cancer (e.g. prostate, breast, skin, and others) from whole-slide digitized histopathology images.
US 10,150,095 | United States
A Porous Metal-Organic Framework with Pyrimidine Groups for Methane Storage Exhibiting High Working Capacity
>> A material with high working capacity for methane storage, which significantly facilitates the implementation of porous metal-organic framework materials for methane/natural gas storage
Ram Krishnan and Ravi Sandhu
US 10,116,664 | United States
Authorization Policy for Group-Centric Secure Info Sharing
>> A model framework that provides an advanced system to securely manage information sharing by a group or enterprise, and is agnostic with regard to specific software language and business environment.
D818,183 | United States
A Buckram Hanging Lightsource Container
>> A design for hanging lighting fixtures made of Buckram fabric.
US 10,029,086 | United States
Method and System for an Adaptive Coupling Device for Medical Conduits
>> A multi-force break-away tube used designed to prevent accidental dislodgement of tubes, lines and drains which have been surgically inserted into a patient.
US 10,060,799 | United States
Self-Assembled Nanostructure Bolometers and Methods of Use Thereof
>> A method to create a bolometric nanomaterial that exhibits high sensibility for the detection of infrared radiation and has the advantage of exhibiting high temperature coefficient of resistance.
Jing Yong Ye
US 10,157,483 | United States
Backprojection Approach for Photoacoustic Image Reconstruction
>> A filtered back-projection (FBP) algorithm for photoacoustic image reconstruction that improves the sharpness of reconstructed images and reduces ringing effects.
UTSA’s patents and patent applications are managed by the UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation, which oversees the university’s portfolio of intellectual property, engages companies in research and commercialization partnerships, and provides intellectual property education and training. They also help bridge the gap between basic research and applied innovation by operating a proof-of-concept fund, supporting commercialization development programs such as the NSF I-Corps™ and promoting entrepreneurship through the UTSA New Venture Incubator.
“Our ranking illustrates the investment in intellectual capital, allowing ideas to grow into new technologies and inventions, evolving into startups and companies with the end goal of developing a commercially viable product that can fulfill a need in the marketplace. Patents play a crucial foundational role in growing research and innovation,” said Christine Burke, director of the UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation.”
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
The Racial Justice Book Club was established at UTSA by members of the campus community to explore social justice following acts of racial violence across the nation over the last few years. We are reading The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez. We will meet every Wednesday in September and October at 2 pm on Zoom.Virtual Event
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our very own street fair - Calle UTSA. We will have activities, performances, food, music, and piñatas to break open.Student Union Paseo
"La Plática" is a space for thoughtful dialogue to build a sense of connection among the Roadrunner Community by getting to know each other better and sharing what's on our minds and about ourselves to increase to increase awareness of diverse perspectives.Virtual Event
This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism.McKinney Humanities (MH 4.01.01,) Main Campus
We invite you to learn about the process of screenwriting and explore the intersection of identity and pursuing dreams from Jorge Ramirez-Martinez and Raymond Perez, screenwriters for the Selena: The Series, released on Netflix. They will discuss their careers and writing process, including how their identities as Mexican American and gay men have shaped their professional experiences.Virtual Event
Please join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. This workshop will provide the necessary items to create your nicho box, though please remember to bring a photo or small object that can fit in a 3.5 x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box).John Peace Library GroupSpot B, Main Campus
Come celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with La Comunidad at The University of Texas at San Antonio. We will have food, games and dancing!H-E-B Student Union Ballroom 1 & 2, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.