A portion of New Renaissance Institute’s research and development is of immediate commercial relevance and as such is submitted for patenting. The purpose of these patents is two-fold:
- To provide licensing revenue to fund NRI’s future research, particularly in highly academic areas that would be otherwise difficult to support, and
- To provide centerpiece and formal structure for licensing arrangements and technology transfer.
A wide range of patent licensing terms are available. Technology transfer packages range from simple patent and trade secret licensing to more formal reference designs and support services made by special arrangement to formalized joint development agreements. In these, New Renaissance Institute offers no legally binding guarantees and indemnifications, nor does it accept any legal liability.
New Renaissance Institute’s patent status as of September 19, 2014 is as follows:
- 124 issued patents
- 51 pending published applications, 5 of which are allowed.
- 18 pending unpublished applications
- Additional patent applications in preparation
The current portfolio of issued patents and pending patent applications relate pertain to technologies in the following areas:
- Biosensor array technologies
- Physical optics for light and particle beams
- Monolithic optical processors
- User interfaces providing large numbers of simultaneously controlled parameters
- 6D (x, y, pressure, roll, pitch, yaw) touchpads and touchscreens
- Advanced mice
- Sensor technologies
- Reconfigurable Lab-on-a-Chip (RLOC) and microfluidc technologies
- New signal processing technologies and methods
- Molecular and nanoscale electronics
- Music signal processing and control signal derivation
- Parameter extraction from detected dynamic patterns
- Environmental technologies
- Electronic musical instruments
- Music and stage performance technologies
Addition patents in preparation include technologies in the following areas:
- Bioorganic chemistry and enzymatics
- Reactive distillation R&D tools
- Laboratory glassware apparatus
- Dynamical systems control
- Signal representation
- Data visualization and sonification
- Environmental GIS.