Saturday, June 24, 2017
 

NOAA Licensing and Partnership Opportunities

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

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

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. 

Deepwater Lionfish Trap

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deepwater Lionfish Trap

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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

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.
Flexible PIT Antenna System

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Flexible PIT Antenna System

NOAA has developed a flexible antenna system for collecting data form PIT-tagged fish.  The system is flexible, scalable, easy to deploy, and can be used in both fixed and towed applications.
Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (US Patent Pending)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (US Patent Pending)

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

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.
Call for Submissions: 2017 FLC Planner Photos

Friday, July 8, 2016

Call for Submissions: 2017 FLC Planner Photos

Break out your cameras because it's time to show your lab's technologies hard at work!  The FLC invites you to submit images of your lab's work for its 2017 FLC Planner. 
FLC Mid-Atlantic Training Opportunity: Technical Writing Workshop

Friday, July 8, 2016

FLC Mid-Atlantic Training Opportunity: Technical Writing Workshop

The Federal Laboratory Consortium of Technology Transfer (FLC) Mid-Atlantic Region and Education and Training Committee will sponsor FLC's Technical Writing Workshop on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 in Arlington, VA.
FLC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards

Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards

Attend the FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards taking place October 17-18, 2016 in Rockville, MD.
FLC 2016 Mid-Continent and Far West Annual Meeting and Awards

Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Mid-Continent and Far West Annual Meeting and Awards

Attend the FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Regional Meeting and Awards taking place September 13-15, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

FLC 2016 Midwest and Southeast Regional Meeting and Awards

Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Midwest and Southeast Regional Meeting and Awards

Attend the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer Joint Southeast and Midwest Regional Meeting on August 10-12, 2016 at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. 

Technology Transfer and Innovation Forum Series

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Technology Transfer and Innovation Forum Series

Working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: A Primer for Accessing SBIR and Technology Transfer Opportunities in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (Patent Pending)

Monday, April 4, 2016

S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (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.

CISME ™ (Kiss-Me) Coral In Situ Metabolism Sensor

Monday, April 4, 2016

CISME ™ (Kiss-Me) Coral In Situ Metabolism Sensor


NOAA is seeking a U.S. manufacturer to build and distribute a new device for the non-destructive monitoring of coral health.  

CISME ™ is a self-contained, diver-portable instrument designed to non-destructively measure coral respiration and photosynthesis in situ. In situ instruments are needed to promote rapid assessment and monitoring of metabolic health of corals and other benthic organisms affected by ocean acidification, global warming, and other stressors, both anthropogenic and natural. 


Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface US Patent 9,297,925

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface US Patent 9,297,925


Engineers at NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center have developed a patent-pending data collection and reporting system, the Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface,  for use on data buoys or similar ocean- or land-based platforms where environmental data are being collected.  The benefit of the Smart Module design is that it may be readily retrofitted to a data buoy, weather station, or other similar applications, in order to add additional data acquisition capabilities or features, without disturbing existing communications and data logging equipment at the location.  This saves both time and money for testing and certifying new equipment at existing data gathering sites, some of which may be quite remote and difficult to access. By eliminating the risk of compromising an entire system by adding new components, the Smart Module makes adding new capabilities to existing platforms relatively simple and extremely cost effective.

 

ROYALTY FREE:  Red Fluorescent Protein - tprRFP (Porites lobata)

Monday, July 20, 2015

ROYALTY FREE: Red Fluorescent Protein - tprRFP (Porites lobata)

NOAA Researchers have isolated a very bright, red fluorescent protein from coral which can be useful for multi-color labeling experiments and comparisons of gene expression.  

ROYALTY FREE:  Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ROYALTY FREE: Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor

 

Ice Free Wind Sensors (IFWS) are widely used to measure  and report wind speed and direction, primarily for the aviation industry.  However, the open space around the measurement unit of the wind sensor also provides a convenient space for birds to sit.  The subsequent flapping of wings can result in erroneous wind speeds and missing wind data, which is a safety hazard to aviation.  In an effort to alleviate the IFWS data issues, the National Weather Service (NWS) developed a bird deterrent device. This device, which keeps the birds from interfering in the sample space of the IFWS, has been tested and deployed within the existing network of over 600 sensors in the US and is now being made available royalty free to industry.

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  TerraViz

Friday, December 12, 2014

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: TerraViz

The NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)TM is a framework of layered services designed to help the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of data from the past, present, and future. It includes a visualization component named TerraVizTM that is a multi-platform tool, running on desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. The goal is to ingest "big data" and convert that information into efficient formats for real-time visualization. Designed for a world where everything is in motion, NEISTM and TerraVizTM allow fluid data integration and interaction across 4D time and space, providing a tool for everything NOAA does and the people NOAA affects.

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer

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. 

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