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World Intellectual Property Organization

Network member number:
N0004
Acronym:
WIPO
Address:
34, Chemin des Combattants 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland
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Type of organisation:
Intergovernmental organisation

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 187 member states. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The mandate of the organization, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

Organisation name (local):
Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
Acronym (local):
OMPI
Active in:
Worldwide

Contributions

  • PV and PVT solar panels Manufacturing

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    Product
    Technology:

    Millennium Electric T.O.U. Ltd. is a manufacturer and world leader in the field of PV/PVT solar technologies. The company provides EPC service - Building operation and maintenance of Solar PV/PVT Power Stations and has installed 28MW worldwide. Millennium has a capacity of 300MW for manufacturing PV panels of high efficiency per year. Millennium has developed three unique PV technologies. 1. PVT collector which enables up to 30% more PV electrical production than usual PV system 2. MSS Co-Generation station - combines solar PVT with steam electricity coming from the PVT collectors 3.

  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Systems and Methods for the Production of Linear and Branched-Chain Hydrocarbons

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    Product
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    Background: This invention relates to systems and methods for the production of linear and branched-chain hydrocarbons such as triterpenes. In particular the invention relates to transgenic plants for use in the production of triterpenes as an alternative source for biofuels and petrochemicals. Technology Description: Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds and triterpenes are one type of terpenes consisting of six isoprene units and having the molecular formula C30H48. Linear branched-chain triterpenes have direct commercial value in numerous fields.

  • Manipulation of Plant Metabolism to Improve the Production of Copolymers of Polyhydroxy Alkanoic Acids (Biodegradable Plastics)

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    Product
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    Technology:

    The present invention have demonstrated the cloning and sequencing of the cDNA for one of the components of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex which controls the specificity or substrates used by enzyme. By mutating certain amino acid residues in the sequence we will increase the use of longer analogues of pyruvate such as 2-oxobutyrate. This in turn will produce a product which has an additional methylene group in the carbon chain.

  • Efficient Method for Pretreating Lignocellulosic Materials to Produce Paper with Improved Properties

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    To make paper from wood wood first must be transformed into pulp. However current pulping techniques require high amounts of energy or large quantities of wood and can result in poor quality paper. The inventors previously developed an efficient method for producing pulp from wood chips by pretreating the chips with oxalic acid and sodium bisulfate (see WARF reference number P00342US). This processing step required little time and improved both the economics of the pulping process and the properties of the finished paper product.

  • Spinel Catalysts for Water and Hydrocarbon Oxidation

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Development of water oxidation catalysts to replace costly noble metals in commercial electrolyzers and solar fuel cells has been an unmet need preventing global development of hydrogen fuel technologies. In this context researchers at Rutgers University have developed novel transition metal oxide spinel catalysts having a M4O4 core for electrolysis of water molecules and hydrocarbons. In particular they have found that materials in one of the two crystalline forms of LiCo2O4 namely low-temperature cubic spinel Li1+yCo2O4 (y ≤ 1) are highly active in catalyzing water oxidation.

  • Superoleophobic and Superhydrophilic Fabric Filters for Rapid Water-Oil Separation

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    Product
    Objective:

    In response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico University of Pittsburgh investigators have developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated with a chemical that blocks oil while allowing water to pass through. The filter was successfully tested off the coast of Louisiana and shown to simultaneously clean water and recover the oil.

  • Case-Encapsulated Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Energy from Reciprocating Sliding Motion

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Inventors at Georgia Tech have developed a compact case-encapsulated triboelectric nanogenerator (cTENG). The cTENG uses electrode pairs with fine-grating patterns on cylindrical sliding surfaces to generate an alternating current. With a 90 cm2 effective contact area an output current equivalent to 0.35 mA (DC) and an equivalent power of 12.2 mW (power density of 1.36 W/m2) were achieved for a 140 kΩ load at a sliding velocity of 1.0 m/s; additionally the output increases with an increase in velocity.

  • Nanoporous Insulating Oxide Electrolyte Membrane Ultracapacitor and Button Cell

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Background: Metal oxides presently are used in the manufacture of electrochemical capacitors which are found in almost every electrical device. However these materials are expensive and tend to undergo redox reactions which can affect cycling performance. When reduced to nano-scale particles nanoporous insulating oxides have electrochemical properties due to their increased surface area that surpass traditional electrochemical capacitors in terms of electrochemical energy storage.

  • A single-step process for the preparation of highly pure alkyl esters used in making lactic acid poly lactic acid

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Background: Highly pure alkyl esters especially methyl lactate have a very important and wide range of applications at an industrial level. The products formed in conventional processes are impure with residues of sodium sulphate and are corrosive; separation processes are expensive and energy intensive. In most of the processes alkali metal is wasted in its sulfate form- cannot be recycled. Technology Description: NCL’s process uses alkali metal carboxylate salts to convert to its respective pure alkyl esters by a single direct esterification step.

  • Constrained Floating Baffle for Mitigating Sloshing of Liquid in Moving Tank

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Technology Overview: Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel producing significantly lower carbon emissions than coal or oil as well as lower levels of other pollutants. In recent years the demand for Natural gas has grown rapidly. Due to increased demand there is also an increasing need for larger liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks and more flexible operation conditions which require partially filled tanks LNG sloshing can be a severe problem in damaging the tank (through higher stress and fatigue) and also contributing to instability of the carrier.

  • High Efficiency Porous Burner Design

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    University of Nevada Reno researcher Chanwoo Park of the Mechanical Engineering Department focuses on two-phase heat transfer energy storage/conversion electronics cooling vehicle thermal management combustion and nanotechnology. Technology Summary: Porous burners have been extensively studied because of their low pollutant emissions and fuel flexibility. Current radiant porous burners are less than 25% efficient with much of the heat leaving through convection heat transfer in the form of flue gas and not being utilized.

  • Environmental Improvement by Super Micro Organism Containing Textile

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    1. Quantum Energy Powder is made of natural ore containing SiO2. The ore is burned in 850 degree Celsius for 20 hours. This step is to change the cold and heavy properties of the ore. It is further ground and then matured and fermented with an enzyme. This material has healthcare such as improving immunity and inhibiting tumor cells as well as multi-functions such as warming cooling anti-bacteria deodorization by VOC removal absorbing electromagnetic wave anti-flammability and is registered for Korea Patents.

  • Environmental Improvement by Novel Super Micro Organism Containing Construction Materials and Their Applicational Know-how

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    1. Quantum Energy Powder is made of Natural Ore containing SiO2. The ore is burned in 850 degree Celsius for 20 hours. This step is to change the cold and heavy properties of the ore. It is further ground and then matured and fermented with an enzyme and water. This material has healthcare such as improving immunity and inhibiting tumor cells as well as multi-functions such as warming cooling anti-bacteria deodorization by VOC removal absorbing electromagnetic wave anti-flammability and is registered for Korea Patents.

  • ECO STORM(TM)

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    ECO STORM(TM) is a moisture permeable and water proof material that achieves both environmental performance and comfort. Its base fabric uses recycled polyester fiber and thin polyester film is laminated onto it. We recommend this for outerwear for outdoor use and it can be used to make many kinds of environmentally friendly products. Main features. The highly functional material ECO STORM(TM) is a recyclable waterproof/breathable material made from recycled fibers.

  • 3D semiconductor manufacturing method

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Three dimension semiconductor device and manufacturing method of laminating a plurality of wafers and electrically connecting semiconductor circuit units on chips of the wafers together to obtain a desired semiconductor circuit

  • Cupric Oxide Recovery using EOCOR™ from Cupric Chloride Etchant Waste

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    Product
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    Technology:

    1. Outline Cupric chloride etchant waste is discharged from the print circuit board manufacturers. The etchant waste is characterized by a very low pH and high cupric ion and chloride ion concentrations. The EOCOR Process is an on-site recycling technology of the cupric etchant waste. And the product of EOCOR Process is cupric oxide which can be used as a raw material of plating process. For on-site recycling technologies one of the biggest challenges is to avoid chloride contamination.

  • SOFC Anode

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Prior solutions require maintaining fuel flow while shutting down the air from first to the fuel cell during shutdown. This leads to a loss of fuel during shutdown of the fuel cell operation. During the shutdown air flowing into the combustion chamber can flow into the anode of the fuel cell. A simple way of preventing this is to place check valve between the SOFC anode and the combustion chamber. This check valve will prevent flow of air from the combustion chamber into the anode side of the SOFC. Applications: Fuel cells

  • Solution Synthesis and Deposition of Kesterite Copper Zinc Tin Chalcogenide Films

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Developing a feasible method for renewable energy generation has become a focus due to concerns over global warming and increased demand for energy. Among renewable energy sources solar energy has attracted the most attention but production scaling and rising costs are hurdles for photovoltaic technologies to compete with traditionally generated power. In so called \"second generation\"" solar cells CIGS and its related materials are utilized for the fabrication of low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells.