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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

  • Smart Nano-Gate SuperCarbon Composite for Supercapacitor or Battery

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Research at SDSU has developed a preparation methods for producing functional carbon composites from biochar an abundant byproduct from biofuel production. The carbon composites have shown to possess smart nano-gate properties to achieve electro-field stimuli-responsive control of ions and electrons transfer whichprevents leakage after charging as well as enables a smart control for charging and discharging of supercapacitors or superbatteries.

  • 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.

  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Increased Energy Capacity in Laptops and Other Mobile Electronics

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Invention: The University of Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing direct methanol fuel cells for greater energy storage capacity in portable electronics including laptops. The direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) are two to three times smaller than available rechargeable batteries for 24-hour operation. Methanol is an inexpensive widely available fuel that can be extracted from both natural gas and renewable plant materials such as wood.

  • Hydrogen sensors and switches and methods of fabrication

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Chemical sensors and switches for detecting hydrogen and palladium nanostructures and polyphenol films H2 have gained interest as an alternative fuel source. Its storage and detection are important for fuel cell applications where safety concerns arise because it is explosive above 4% volume in air. UofL researchers have demonstrated the combination of Pd electrodeposition and polyphenol electropolymerization at microgap electrode arrays for controlled H2 sensing and switching behavior.

  • Hydrogen Storage Materials and Method for Hydrogen Generation

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    The invention comprises of two major components. The first part of the invention describes new solid-phase materials with high hydrogen (H)-content and stable at room temperature. The second part of the invention relates to a technique involving a novel mixture of solvent with a suitable hydride to accelerate the release of the hydrogen content contained in the new solid materials described in the first part. Magnetic components in a non-magnetic oxide matrix originally present in the slag.

  • Membraneless Fuel Cell With Self-Pumped Fuel And Oxidant

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Background: Fuel cells are promising energy sources with higher theoretical energy densities than batteries. Despite the significant effort invested in the development of micro-scale fuel cells by numerous institutes and companies active fuel-cell systems below a few centimeters in size have not been reported. Most existing miniature fuel cells are passive systems with poor fuel utilization.

  • Reflector System for an Efficient Lighting Fixture

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    The reflector system includes a first reflector surrounding the illumination source and a second reflector which is non-contiguous with the first reflector and which also surrounds the illumination source. The illumination source creates light rays which are reflected by the first and second reflectors. The first reflector directs light rays toward the center line of the fixture. The reflected light rays from the second reflector being directed so that they diverge from the center line of the fixture avoiding intersection with the semi-transparent envelope.

  • Nanoporous Insulating Oxide Electrolyte Membrane Ultracapacitor and Button Cell

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    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.

  • New Energy Storage Technologies and Power Converter Topologies for Wind Turbines

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    The focus of this innovation is a new topology and control technique for energy storage utilization to provide short-term support for wind energy and mitigate the mechanical stress on wind turbine gearboxes. Dr. Nasiri has utilized ultracapacitors (supercapacitors or double layer capacitors) as an energy storage element on the DC bus of a full four quadrant power conversion system or doubly fed induction generator system.

  • Wide-Range Infra-Red and Ultraviolet Reflective Films and Coating

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Background: IR and UV reflective polymer films or coatings have been deposited on windows to prevent IR and UV penetration inside the house. This decreases the energy consumption for cooling the house and prevents UV discoloration damage to the carpets and appliances inside. The conventional method for this window treatment is expensive because of the cost of high vacuum deposition technique and the high degree of preciseness needed to control the thickness of the polymer film.

  • Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Based on Graphitized Silicon Carbide

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Northwestern researchers have developed a novel technique to substantially increase the lithium (Li) ion capacity of silicon carbide (SiC) via graphitization in ultra-high vacuum. SiC is widely regarded to have little to no Li ion capacity rendering it ineffective as a Li ion battery anode. The Li capacity of graphitized SiC however is estimated to be twice that of graphite which is the most common Li-ion battery anode.

  • INNOVATION OF COLOR CHANGES ROOFS FROM MATTRESS SCRAPS

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Green and Eco Concept Color Changes Roofs the economic new technology plastic roof use composit materials from Mattress spring scraps and Agriculture waste to solve the flamable and combustible of plastic roofs(soybean)and no black mold stains(Bio-Extracts). When cold the roof absorb the heat and uv letting the darker color. When it gets hot the roof is the heat-reflecting surface. It is the real best home energy saving help reduce your energy bill for your air conditioner.

  • Lightweight Green Roof Media

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This invention is a light-weight high-quality green roof soil media for green roof manufacturers. The product is a hybrid soil media that can be used in building green roofs for commercial and residential buildings. The media weighs 50% less than the typical soil media currently used in the market. The mixture involves the use of a proprietary mix that when combined in the right proportion in achieve weight-efficient and cost-effective media mixture for excellent plant growth on the roof.

  • WATER-SAVING MIXER TAP

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    You can use the faucet traditionally but you can also use it to save water: 1. pushes the lever down until it locks : the cold water present in the hot water pipes is quickly directed to an expansion tank. 2. when the hot water reaches the faucet it causes dilation of the thermostatic element that unlocks the lever enabling it to return to the neutral position under the effect of a return spring. 3. the user can lift the lever and have hot water in a conventional manner without wasting any cold water at all.

  • SLIMM-Scalable Liquid Metal Cooled Small Modular Reactor

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Background: Ensuring access to energy is one of the major challenges the world faces today. The United Nations estimates that nearly one billion people have unreliable access to electricity. A continuous supply of electricity is critical in the urbanization of an economy facilitating industrial growth and rising standards of living. One of the ways to secure an electricity supply is through small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).

  • Improved Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitor Using Organosilicon Electrolytes

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Background: Although a battery can store significant amounts of energy it cannot deliver it quickly. But a battery can be used to charge a capacitor which then can provide much power all at once. Supercapacitors consist of electrodes collectors a separator that keeps the electrodes out of electrical contact and an electrolyte which allows ions to move freely through the separator. Typically supercapacitors use aqueous electrolytes which can be unstable at high voltages or organic liquid electrolytes like acetonitrile which are highly toxic and flammable.

  • Low Voltage Transistors

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Engineers from UC San Diego have patented novel transistor designs having a substrate a structure supported by the substrate including a source drain gate and channel wherein the source and the channel are made of different materials and a tunnel junction formed between the source and the channel whereby the tunnel junction is configured for injecting carriers from the source to the channel. The materials used in the source and the channel are different and are chosen in order to optimize the tunneling current. Intellectual Property Info: This technology is protected by US Patent No.

  • Wireless Control Protocol for Energy Efficiency in Ad-Hoc Networks

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    The technology provides real-time packet broadcasting in a multihop radio network using a medium access control (MAC) protocol that combines advantageous features of both centralized and distributed networks for energy efficiency with high throughput. Applications: This is for radio communication by a group carrying radios such as a military unit or a fire-fighter team.

  • Wireless Control Protocol for Energy Efficiency

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    The technology provides real-time packet broadcasting in a radio network using a medium access control (MAC) protocol that combines advantageous features of both centralized and distributed networks for energy efficiency with high throughput. Applications: For use in military radios and similar applications for groups communicating by radio.