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UTSA helps UT System break into top 3 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

UTSA helps UT System break into top 3 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

JUNE 9, 2020 — The University of Texas System has moved up two spots and is now third on the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2019—for which UTSA plays a key role in the designation.

UT System was the highest ranked Texas institution on the list. Rounding out the top 5 rankings were the University of California System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and Stanford University.

“UTSA is a key player in the innovation ecosystem, not only in the region but also within the overall UT System,” explained Bernard Arulanandam, vice president for research, economic development, and knowledge enterprise. “Our dynamic research community helped move the rankings with their contributions in life and physical sciences, computing and wireless inventions.”

Published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, the report pulls data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and calculates the number of utility patents that lists a university as the first assignee on the printed patent.

In FY 2019 the UT System had 276 patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Of those, UTSA contributed 21—7.6% of the total and two-fold above the UT System average when normalized to research activity.

UTSA’s 21 issued patents are:

Computing and Wireless

Jackseario Rosario, Brian Kelley
10,211,638 | Power Quality of Service Optimization for Microgrids
» A design for a power microgrid that balances power demanded by the customers with the energy supplied by the sustainable sources such as solar.

Sos Agaian, Mohan Kumar Muppidi, Peyman Najafirad, Mo Jamshidi
10,217,017 | Systems and Methods for Containerizing Multilayer Image Segmentation
» Improved automatic object detection in a digital image.

James Christopher Collins, Sos Agaian
10,230,739 | System and Device for Preventing Attacks in Real-Time Networked Environments
» A filter for a data network that prevents malware from making it to users’ computers.

Sos Agaian, Richard Metzler
10,382,789 | Systems and Methods for Digital Media Compression and Recompression
» Adaptive methods and apparatuses for compressing, recompressing, decompressing, and transmitting digitized multimedia data.

Peyman Najafirad, Seyed Ali Miraftabzadeh
10,452,451 | Systems and Methods for Scheduling of Workload-Aware Jobs on Multi-Clouds
» Provides the scheduling algorithm and scheduling system for heterogeneous multi-cloud environment.

David Akopian, Ali Khalajmehrabadi, Nikolaos Gatsis
10,511,392 | Systems, Methods, and Computer Programs for Wireless Local Area Network Localization
» This technique is able to localize individuals indoors using any wireless devices using the available wireless local area networks. 

Life Sciences

Sos Agaian, Ali Almuntashri, Clara M. Mosquera-Lopez, Richard Metzler
10,192,099 | Systems and Methods for Automated Screening and Prognosis of Cancer From Whole-Slide Biopsy Images
» Software that automatically screens biopsy slides for the presence of cancer.

Christopher Navara, David Tyvoll, James P. Collman, Christopher Barile
10,196,604 | Mitochondrial Inhibitors for Use in Culturing Pluripotent Stem Cells
» Compounds that allow stem cells to retain their ability to become new cell types.

Leonid Bunegin, Brent M. Nowak
10,207,090 | Advanced Cervical Ripening System
» Medical device to assist the dilation of the cervix during childbirth.

Eugene Britto John, Safwat Mostafa Noor
10,359,832 | Method and Apparatus for Reducing Power and Cycle Requirement for FFT of ECG Signals
» Improvements to medical devices that reduce the processing power needed to execute an electrocardiogram.

Miguel Jose-Yacaman, John Eder Sanchez, Arturo Ponce-Pedraza
10,373,801 | Systems and Methods for Measuring Magnetic Fields Produced Within Microscopes
» An improvement to a microscope which allows the researcher to measure magnetic fields in a sample being studied.

Steven R. Bailey, C. Mauli Agrawal, Jordan Kaufmann
10,376,394 | Scaffold System For Tissue Repair
» Expendable scaffold that serves as a temporary template that allows damaged tissue to be rebuilt.

Patrick Ketter, Bernard P. Arulanandam, Melvin N. Guentzel
10,398,682 | Methods and Compositions to Prevent or Treat Bacterial Infections
» Therapeutic to prevent colonization by Acinetobacter baumannii of ICU patients.

Stanton McHardy, Cara B. Gonzales
10,457,676 | Capsazepine Analogs for the Treatment of Cancer and Other Proliferative Diseases
» Novel compounds based upon the capsazepine pharmacophore that are highly effective in halting tumor cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo. 

Patrick Ketter, Bernard P. Arulanandam, M. Neal Guentzel
10,478,485 | Methods and Compositions to Prevent or Treat Bacterial Infections
» An attenuated Acinetobacter baumanni mutant from a multi-drug resistant clinical isolate defient in thioredoxin-A. 

Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, Anand Kumar Ramasubramanian, Anand Srinivasan
10,465,227 | Microbial Testing Devices, Methods of Making Microbial Testing Devices and Methods of Identifying Novel Antimicrobial Drug Candidates
» Method for the design and construction of fungal biofilm chips to allow for the miniaturization, automation and high throughput screening of antifungal drugs. 

Physical Sciences

Ahmed Alsheri, Susana Caballero, Zachary Hamilton, William Tirado
10,260,845 | Marksmanship Training Aid
» A device that attaches to a rife that provides feedback to the shooter to improve marksmanship.

Banglin Chen, Tong-Liang Hu
10,279,334 | Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Removal of Acetylene from Ethylene
» Materials useful for the separation of industrial gases without having to use extremely high heat.

Grant Huang, C.L. Philip Chen, David Akopian
10,470,161 | Method and System for Measurement and Characterization of Channel Delays for Broadband Power Line Communications
» Enhances the ability to use Power Line Communication more effectively and efficiently by developing new approaches to model the transmission of data over power lines in homes and residential units.

Shuza Binzaid, Avadhoot Suhas Herlekar
10,475,705 | CMOS Process-Dependent Near-Threshold Voltage Regulation
» A regulator module that is self-adjusted by CMOS process parameters.

Diana Strickland, Ramakrishna Kotha, Arturo A. Ayon
10,501,867 | Self-Aligned Tunable Metamaterials
» First-ever mass-production compatible self-aligned metamaterials.

“Issued patents are an important metric to measure output and continued success in commercialization. Products using these patents have been in development across a wide range of fields, including vascular tissue repair, energy efficient computing and secure file transfers,” added Christine Burke, director of the Office of Commercialization and Innovation. “We look forward to seeing the impact of UTSA’s innovations benefit the community as development accelerates for many more.”

Sarah Hada

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