Space

March 27, 2012

ICAP Ocean Tomo auctions NASA software patent portfolios March 29

The Innovative Partnership Program Office of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will hold a March 29 auction with ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC of Chicago to sell three NASA-developed technology lots totaling 12 patents.

The patent portfolios include technologies applicable to the software-development industry, robotics, artificial intelligence, industrial process control and wireless sensor networks. These patents hold broad value in any field where a need exists to design highly complex, automated and intelligent systems.

“Intellectual property auctions leverage capabilities and resources toward NASA’s goal of increasing the down-to-Earth benefits of its research,” said NASA Deputy Chief Technologist James Adams at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. “Through innovative uses of intellectual property offerings, NASA aims to accelerate transfer of its technologies.”

Goddard’s partnership with ICAP Ocean Tomo helps augment NASA’s licensing program. The auction platform is considered by many to be the premier live forum for the open and public exchange of intellectual property. This approach helps NASA to achieve its commitment to disseminate information about technical achievements and promote the use of NASA-sponsored technology development for uses beyond NASA missions. The licensing of NASA technologies has benefitted many industries, including medical, aerospace, automotive and communications.

Norden Huang, a former Goddard researcher, is one such example. Huang invented a set of algorithms for signal processing that were licensed by DynaDx Corporation of Mountain View, Calif. The company uses the licensed NASA technology for medical diagnosis and prediction of problems related to the brain’s blood flow, such as stroke, dementia and traumatic brain injury.

“The patent portfolio coming up for auction is truly staggering with regard to the potential scope of its impact,” said the Senior Technology Transfer Manager Darryl Mitchell at Goddard. “The applications range from something as broad as changing how software is created to applications as specific as autonomic management of smoke detector networks in buildings.”

To expedite the bidder’s assimilation, use and adaptation of the technology, winning bidders will be afforded an opportunity to briefly discuss the technologies with the inventors. Bidders wishing to engage in depth can gain access to the inventor through a reimbursable agreement with NASA.

Detailed descriptions of the capabilities of the patent lots for auction can be found at http://tinyurl.com/6uw52gf.

NASA’s technology transfer efforts are led by the agency’s Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The office works to transfer technology for public benefits as well as leverage resources with partners to develop mutually beneficial technologies to meet NASA’s mission needs.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 18, 2014

Business: Lockheed to Lose 17 F-35s Under Automatic Pentagon Cuts - Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. DOD looking for ways not to break MH-60R helo deal - The...
 
 

News Briefs April 18, 2013

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,802 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result...
 
 
LM-F35-hours

F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.  “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is e...
 

 
nasa-cassini

NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken w...
 
 

NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on Moon’s surface

Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., PDT, April 17. LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent...
 
 
Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The system is also home to four inner planets, seen lined up...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>