Accordingly, NRI technical staff and interns have created and filed more than 259 original patent assets stemming from NRI's internal R&D.

New Renaissance Institute’s patent status as of November 22, 2021 is as follows:

All but four of the NRI-originated patent assets were entirely written by NRI technical staff and interns.

Technology Licensing

A wide range of technology 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 or indemnifications, nor does it accept any legal liability.

Patent Licensing

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.

Licensing Areas

The current portfolio of technology and patent assets pertain to technologies in the
following areas:

  • Lensless light-field imaging technology families
  • Lensless microscopy and optical tomography
  • Disposable printable biosensor array technologies
  • User interfaces providing large numbers of simultaneously controlled parameters.
    • 6D-Touch (x, y, pressure, roll, pitch, yaw, metaphors) by single fingers on touchpads and touchscreens
    • X-dimension MultiTouch by group of fingers (includes differential positions and pressures, finger-spread angles, ergonomic limitations, metaphors)
  • Simple and sophisticated ‘gesture grammars’ for touch and free-space gesture user interfaces
  • Microplate technologies
  • Miniaturized optical-path gas sensor technologies
  • Next-generation biosignaling and biochemical pathway modeling
  • Biosignaling and biochemical pathway emulation systems
  • Reconfigurable Lab-on-a-Chip (RLOC) and microfluidic technologies
  • Photochemical, electrochemical, and excited-state microfluidic chemical processors
  • New and traditional molecular and nanoscale electronics
  • Reactive distillation scale-up and emulation tools
  • New laboratory glassware apparatus
  • New laboratory automation technologies for legacy glassware systems
  • Hierarchical dynamical control systems
  • New signal processing technologies and methods
  • Perceptual signal representation in Hilbert Space
  • Data visualization and sonification
  • Environmental GIS
  • Fractional Fourier optics for light and particle beams
  • Monolithic optical processors
  • Music signal processing and control signal derivation
  • Parameter extraction from detected dynamic patterns
  • Electronic musical instruments
  • Music and stage performance technologies.

New R&D and patents in preparation include new technologies in the following areas:
Additional patents in preparation include technologies in the following areas:

  • Groundwater contamination, flow, and ‘Natural Attenuation’ modeling
  • Heterogeneous packet traffic bandwidth allocation and management systems
  • Epidemiological modeling
  • Environmental sensor arrays
  • Chemionics