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From Oceanus: New Buoy Could Prevent Entanglements

Oceanus recently published an article on Jim Partan and Keenan Ball’s On-Call Buoy, a technology designed to prevent marine mammal entanglement in fishing lines. Ball and Partan are working with the Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) to patent the “On-Call” buoy and OTT  has filed a provisional application. Learn more about the need for this…

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WHOI Looking for Volunteers With Industrial Experience

Several exciting startups are in the works at WHOI! The Office for Technology Transfer needs volunteers to lead these companies to commercial success. We seek product development professionals with commercial leadership experience in hardware, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, or ocean technology. If interested, please send a brief summary of your background- highlighting your industrial experience,…

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OTT In the News

Check out the Cape Cod Times article on the WHOI OTT Shark Tank (Translational Research Fund) featuring Ropeless Lobster Fishing technology from Jim Partan and Keenan Ball.

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WHOI Announces Issued Patent for Innovative Wind Turbine Monitor

WHOI announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,395,338 for self-regulating terrestrial turbine control through environmental sensing. Wind energy is a widespread clean alternative to energy from fossil fuels. The increasing number of wind turbine installations highlights the need for comprehensive consistent environmental data, and the ability to instantaneously regulate the operation of wind turbines…

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WHOI Hosts Governor Baker for June Technology Showcase

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Representative Bill Keating recently visited WHOI for a blue economy briefing and technology showcase. Two WHOI Tech Transfer Translational Research Fund awardees took part in the showcase: Ben Vay Mooy, Paul Fucile, and Glenn McDonald’s AutoBOD Real-Time Biological Oxygen Demand Sensor and Jim Partan and Keenan Ball’s Ropeless Fishing Technology. Both groups…

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UPDATE- WHOI Looking for Startup Volunteers

UPDATE- WHOI Looking for Startup Volunteers We’ve received a great response from interested startup volunteers! Thank you to everyone that has expressed interest in working with the Office for Technology Transfer. We will be reviewing resumés over the coming weeks as we receive them. We would like to emphasize that at this time we are only…

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WHOI Looking for Startup Volunteers

Several exciting startups are in the works at WHOI! The Office for Technology Transfer is looking for volunteer product development experts with specific experience in hardware, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, or ocean technology to lead newly forming WHOI companies. If interested, please send a brief summary of your background, field(s) of interest, and a resumé…

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Newly Issued Patents

Optical Communication Systems and Methods Norm Farr, John Ware, Cliff Pontbriand Patent No. 9,231,708 Issued: 01/05/2016 Marine Environment Antifouling System and Methods Norm Farr, Cliff Pontbriand, Tim Peters Patent No. 9,235,048 Issued: 01/12/2016 Cobalamin Acquisition Protein and Use Thereof  Mak Saito, Erin Bertrand Patent No. 9,234,012 Issued 01/12/2016 Optical Communication Systems and Methods Norm Farr, Lee…

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