NOAA Licensing and Partnership Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
NOAA engineers have created a heads-up navigation display for pilots for coastal imagery acquisition, “ONav.”
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.
NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer 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.
NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates. Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attend the FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Regional Meeting and Awards taking place September 13-15, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Attend the FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards taking place October 17-18, 2016 in Rockville, MD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measures acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period. The system includes: 1) A buoy, 2) A mooring system, 3) An electronic data logger controlling communications between the system and the on-board remote telecommunications system...
Patent No: US 8,195,395 B2, Teng et al.
If interested in licensing this technology, please complete and return the License Request Form or contact NOAA Technology Partnerships Office directly.
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.