This Week in Innovation Month: Patent Publications
Did You Know?
Patent applications begin life as private, confidential communications between the inventor and the Patent Office (USPTO). If continued, patent applications are published (with a few exceptions) 6 months after the Non-Provisional stage. Published patents are freely available, and easily found online.
In 2017, 10 WHOI patent applications published:
“Aquatic Sampler and Collection Apparatus” by Carl Kaiser and Andrew Billings, WO 2017/019695
“Submerigible Interferometric Sensor System” by Jason Kapit, Ray Schmitt, and Norm Farr, US 2017/0030830
“Compact Winch Apparatus” byJames Haley, Josh Eaton, WO 2017/024093
“Improved-Efficiency Submersible Thruster” by Carl Kaiser and Andy Billings, US 2017/0113773
“Articulating Moored Profiler System” by John Toole, Kenneth Doherty, Jeffrey O’Brien, and Fredrik Thwaites, WO 2017/059423
“Compositions and Methods for Absolute Quantification of Proteins” by Mak Saito, WO 2017/066653
“System for Rapid Assessment of Water Quality and Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins” by Scott Gallager, WO 2017/066544
“Environmental Monitoring Assembly and Method” by Ken Buesseler, US 2017/0045628
“Alkenone-Based Formulations for Topical Applications” by Gregory O’Neil and Chris Reddy, WO 2017/087539