Monday, August 21, 2017
 

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office, or TPO, serves the needs of both NOAA inventors and U.S. companies looking to partner with NOAA or license our technologies.  Located in Silver Spring, MD, the NOAA TPO oversees both NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Technology Transfer Program.  The Technology Partnerships Office also provides specific technical and communication/outreach services to all NOAA labs.  


Licensing Opportunities



Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA device allows assisted rescue of incapacitated crew

The NOAA Man Overboard Device allows a single rescuer to attach a lifting harness to an unresponsive victim who is unable to assist in their own rescue.  That is the most significant advantage that our device has over existing rescue devices. Our device does not require the rescuer to enter the water to assist the victim. I feel that any vessel equipped with both a Life Sling and our device can recover an MOB in almost any situation. 

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (1291)/Comments (0)/
Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Designs for Two New Deepwater Traps Released

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (1778)/Comments (0)/
ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

Seeking commercial partners for licensing and distribution of this NOAA-developed technology.

NOAA engineers have created a heads-up navigation display for pilots for coastal imagery acquisition, “ONav.”  The system combines a real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) stream along with image collection metadata from the on-board cameras to generate vector overlays the pilots can use to easily navigate, track progress, and ensure full coverage of the survey area greatly improving survey efficiency.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1962)/Comments (0)/
Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

Seeking Licensees for Aquaculture Systems, Aquarium Supplies, Wastewater Treatment

NOAA engineers have recently developed an innovative biological filtration system for aquaculture and aquarium usage that is inexpensive, simple to set up, scalable, and best of all, is self-cleaning.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2414)/Comments (0)/
iGage:  A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

iGage: A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

NOAA is seeking commercial partners for manufacturing and distribution of this new instrument

The iGage is a low-cost, portable, rapidly deployable sonar instrument for providing river stage and snow depth information.  Developed by NOAA for remote field use in Alaska, the iGage is lightweight, durable, and compact, measuring just 5” x 7” x 3”.  The device is solar-powered so it requires no existing site power and can be boom-mounted to a variety of fixed platforms.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2289)/Comments (0)/
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)


Time-of‐flight mass spectrometers are commonly used in analytical chemistry and many other applications. NOAA scientists have developed a new geometry that has improved performance over existing designs and is looking for qualified U.S. manufacturers of scientific instruments to build, market, and sell this device under license.

Monday, April 4, 2016/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2655)/Comments (0)/
NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its Patent-Pending NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4643)/Comments (0)/
Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its patented Microparticulate Fish Feeder to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5785)/Comments (0)/

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