Posts Tagged: Green Technology


Innovation Focus: Water Treatment & Desalination

We’ve noticed a great deal of inventions that involve desalination techniques to turn saline water containing a lot of salts into fresh, drinkable water. Desalination is …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

University Research Leads to Biofuel Breakthrough

Exciting new innovations being patented and licensed by American universities may provide some effective answers to issues that have been vexing biofuel developers for years. Wilkerson described …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 2

Earth Day 2014: A Salute to Recycling Innovations

Today is Earth Day 2014, and with that in mind we will be taking some time today and throughout the week to take some time to look at …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Qualcomm Seeks Patent on Managing Carbon Emission Credits

Fuel efficiency and carbon reduction from vehicle use are the main thrust of our featured patent application today. This patent application describes a system by which a …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

FTC Cracks Down on Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims

The Federal Trade Commission today announced six enforcement actions, including one that imposes a $450,000 civil penalty and five that for the first time address biodegradable plastic claims, …

University Patents: Focus on the University of California System

One patent application discusses a solar collector that is low in price while providing sun tracking capabilities. Additionally, a number of applications and issued patents we cover …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

GE Wind Patents Focus on Blade Design, Protecting Birds

Recently published patent applications include documents filed to protect a more efficiently designed turbine blade and an electronic sensor that can determine if corrosive forces have damaged …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

The Energy and Environmental Innovation Conundrum: Can the Patent System Protect New Ways of Using Old Technologies?

The field of clean or green technology is one of those areas where innovation is desperately needed if our planet Earth is to survive as a place …
By Charles P. Lickson
7 years ago 3

IPO Inventor Award Rewards Green Technologies

Four times over the past nine years the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation has recognized inventors of green technologies as the Inventor of the Year. This …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Innovations for a Greener Future: Recycling 2013

Many recent patents and patent applications have been released within the month by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that either improve on recycling methods or make …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Sun Power: Keeping it Green with New Energy Technologies

Solar energy is one of the alternative energy forms that many believe can be an effective part of the new alternative energy that replaces our current carbon-based …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Being Green: Bayh-Dole Makes Every Day Earth Day

Normally when we discuss the impact of the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing universities and small companies to commercialize inventions made with federal support, we focus on the life …
By Joseph Allen
7 years ago 5

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 Innovation Style

Let's face it, squeezing more energy from the suns rays is not an easy challenge otherwise we would have done it already. Capturing power from the winds …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Fuel Cells and Bayh-Dole: The Pursuit of a Hydrogen Energy

HyperSolar, Inc. has developed a technology that they claim will produce hydrogen that is renewable and utilizes natural power sources: sunlight and water. Who knows whether the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Nobel Prize Scientist Not Enough for Bankrupt Solar Company

Just because a company has a patent portfolio and interesting technology does not mean that the portfolio, or the company behind the portfolio, will be able to …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7