FedEx Institute's Office of Technology Transfer Honors Recipients of Patents And Licensures During 2016 UofM Inventor Celebration

November 14, 2016 - The Office of Technology Transfer of the FedEx Institute of Technology recently hosted the 2016 University of Memphis Inventor Celebration to recognize those who have received patents or licensures for their inventions and/or intellectual property. The event featured remarks by President M. David Rudd, who spoke on the importance of innovation and the cultivation of intellectual property.

Inventors who were recognized for being awarded a patent include: Dr. Abby Parrill (College of Arts and Sciences): Patent No. 8,497,371 Pipedemic acid derivative autotaxin inhibitors; Dr. Eddie Jacobs (Herff College of Engineering): Patent No. 8,870,345 Spatially-selective disk, submillimeter imaging devices, methods of submillimeter imaging, profiling scanners spectrometry devices and methods of spectrometry; and, No. 8,508,592 Spatially-selective reflector structures, reflectors disks and system and methods for use thereof; Dr. Gary Emmert and Dr. Paul Simone Jr. (Department of Chemistry): Patent No. 8,969,093 Calibration method and device for remote location testing instruments; Dr. Warren Haggard (Herff College of Engineering): Patent No. 8,993,540 Compositions and methods for delivering an agent to a wound; Dr. Joel Bumgardner (Herff College of Engineering): Patent No. 8,993,540 Compositions and methods for delivering an agent to a wound; Dr. Xiangen Hu (Department of Psychology): Patent No. 9,158,841 Methods of evaluating semantic differences, methods of identifying related sets of items in semantic spaces, and systems and computer program products for implementing the same; Dr. Zhingiang Cai (Institute for Intelligent Systems): Patent No. 9,158,841 Methods of evaluating semantic differences, methods of identifying related sets of items in semantic spaces, and systems and computer program products for implementing the same; and Dr. Arthur Graesser (Department of Psychology): Patent No. 9,158,841 Methods of evaluating semantic differences, methods of identifying related sets of items in semantic spaces, and systems and computer program products for implementing the same.

The Office of Technology Transfer also recognized five inventors who recently received a technology grant to further the research and development of their technology. These grants, awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year, are to promote faculty innovations and support the protection and commercialization of inventions made by faculty and researchers. The inventors who were recognized for being awarded technology grants include: Dr. Bashir Morshed (Herff College of Engineering): "Fully-passive Wireless Continuous Temperature Sensing System Using Low-Cost Inkjet Printed Disposable Body-Worn Sensors"; Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta (Department of Computer Science): "The Development of an Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication Framework"; Dr. Firouzeh Sabri (Department of Physics and Material Sciences): "Lightweight Flexible Temperature Sensor Kit for Biologics"; Dr. Joel Bumgardner (Herff College of Engineering): "Chitosan Nanofiber Composition, Composition Comprising Modified Chitosan and Method of Use"; and Dr. Susan Elswick (Department of Social Work): "ENGAGE: An API Capable Data Collection and Analysis System for Education and Behavioral Health." 

One of the critical components of any academic institution is the original contributions of its research. The University of Memphis FedEx Institute's Office of Technology Transfer is leading the Mid-South in pioneering inventions and innovations that help raise the profile of Memphis and its role as a national technology leader.

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