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UTSA a key contributor to innovation ecosystem as UT System ranks No. 3 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

UTSA a key contributor to innovation ecosystem as UT System ranks No. 3 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2021 with UT System taking the third spot once again.

Researchers from the 13 UT institutions were issued 203 patents collectively from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this past calendar year. UT System has ranked in the Top 5 for the past four years.

“UT institutions are committed to making discoveries, solving problems, supporting industry needs and creating opportunities for Texans through research and innovation,” said UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken. “The patents produced across our system serve as a catalyst for positive change and opportunity and helped UT institutions generate $128 million in licensed technologies in 2021.”

“UTSA's innovations show that our researchers play a vital role in a thriving future of our region and the state.”

Patent #10,925,928 focuses on a method for treating chemotherapy-induced male infertility.

UTSA contributed 21 patents to the UT System’s collective efforts, which is 10.3% of total patents issued for System, doubling UTSA’s contributing percentage from the previous year. These patents were mostly in biosciences, cyber, and advanced materials, including a number of medical devices. This positions the institution’s output higher above the system average when normalized to research activity.

“UTSA has a history of supporting innovation. We were the first university in Texas back in 2014 to be designated an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. This program, along with our other initiatives, has allowed us to foster a vital ecosystem for ideas to flourish into tangible new technologies and products,” said Rod McSherry, associate vice president for research, economic development, and knowledge enterprise at UTSA.

UTSA's Office of Commercialization and Innovation, led by Christine Burke, has numerous invention management resources to help the research community, from technology management through commercialization of new products such as prototype development funding, startup assistance, technology licensing, and new venture mentoring. 

“UTSA's innovations show that our researchers play a vital role in a thriving future of our region and the state. To increase translational and commercialization successes, we have added resources such as the Venture Mentor Service and expanded our relationships with local and regional organizations such as VelocityTX, Geekdom, and Port San Antonio,” said Burke.

Patent #10,398,682, 10,478,485 focuses on the methods and compositions to prevent or treat bacterial infections.

UTSA’s 21 issued patents in chronological date of issue are:

Eugene Britto John, Safwat Mostafa Noor
10,891,110 | AES/CRCengine based on resource shared galois field

Amir Jafari
10,898,753 | Treadmills having adjustable surface stiffness

Tongping Liu, Jinpeng Zhou, Hongyu Liu, Sam Albert Silvestro
10,915,424 | Defeating deadlocks in production software

Brian P. Hermann
10,925,928 | Method for treating chemotherapy-induced male infertility

Brian J. O'Grady, Matthew J. Gdovin, Elma Frias, Haley Hazlett
10,946,096 | Nitrobenzaldehyde proton release for manipulation of cellular acidosis

Sos Agaian, Mo Jamshidi, Mohan Kumar Muppidi, Peyman Najafirad
10,963,581| Systems and methods for secure file transmission and cloud storage 

Mo Jamshidi, Patrick Jennings Benavidez, Berat Alper Erol, Abhijit Majumdar, Divya Bhaskaran, Benjamin Factor, Arman Rezakhani
10,979,471 | Surveillance systems and methods for automatic real-time monitoring

Kiran Bhaganagar, Prasanna RV Kolar, Sudheer Reddy Bhimireddy, Jordan Nielson
10,983,247 | Systems and methods for measuring environmental parameters

Ruyan Guo, Amar S. Bhalla, Soutik Betal, Moumita Dutta
10,985,700 | Piezoelectric resonance controlled terahertz wave modulators

U-Ter Aondo Grace Jia, Meryem Bousfiha, Casey Whitney, Mario Hernandez
11,058,347 | Device for the detection and prevention of pressure Uucers and methods of use

Banglin Chen, Huabin Xing, Michael Zaworotko, Kai Jie Chen, Xili Cui
11,058,985 | Methods for gas separation

Kelly Nash, Gregory Leopold Christian Georges Paul Guisbiers, Humberto Herman Lara Villegas
11,076,599 | Antimicrobial coating comprising chalcogenide nanoparticles capped by chitosan

Jing Yong Ye, Jonathan David Scudder
11,099,189 | Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay and method of same

David Akopian; Ali Khalajmehrabadi, Nikolaos Gatsis, Ahmad Taha
11,105,932 | Method and system for detecting and mitigating time / Synchronization attacks of global positioning system (GPS) receivers

Patrick Ketter, Bernard P. Arulanandam, Neal Guentzel
11,129,811 | Methods and compositions to prevent or treat bacterial infections

Jieh-Juen Yu, Chiung-Yu Hung
11,137,399 | Tube-precipitin antigen of coccidioides posadash 

Karen Panetta, Sos Agaian, Long Bao
11,158,091 | Methods and systems for human imperceptible computerized color transfer

Bing Dong, Nikolaos Gatsis, Zhaoxuan Li, Ahmad Taha, Ankur Pipri
11,177,656 | Systems and methods for optimizing building-to-grid integration 

Peyman Najafirad, Arun Das
11,182,597 | Systems and methods for evaluating individual, group, and crowd emotion engagement and attention

David Akopian, Ali Khalajmehrabadi, Nikolaos Gatsis
11,212,018 | Systems, methods and computer programs for wireless local area network localization

Tongping Liu, Hongyu Liu, Sam Albert Silvestro
10,901,828 B2 | Freeguard: a faster secure heap allocator

The NAI and IPO have published the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents report annually since 2013. The information provided in the full report is based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the rankings are based on upon the number of utility patents granted in the 2021 calendar year.

UTSA is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic transformation. With an emphasis on transdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, UTSA is leveraging its research and development capabilities to benefit the San Antonio community and the world beyond.

Sarah Hada

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