This week was a bi-week at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and six new patents granted on April 7, 2020 to Smith & Hopen clients. In the field of solar technology, USF obtained U.S. Patent 10,615,342 for a spray-on photovoltaic solar cell. 

Seaspension received U.S. Patent 10,611,275  for a varying spring constant for shock mitigation on vessels.  Seaspension is headed by Peter Burer who has been a Smith & Hopen client for 19 years this August. 3.

In the field of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkingon’s Disease, Florida A&M received U.S. Patent 10,610,566 for a seed extracted trypsin inhibitor. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

USF received another patent in the field of muscle rehabilitation for a resistive exoskeletion. U.S. Patent 10,610,438 provides resistive force during contraction of a muscle.

Snapbac, LLC received U.S. Patent 10,610,405 which allows a wearer to position a cold/heat pack at precise locations on the body. Finally, The Parking Space, LLC received U.S. Patent 10,610,174 for a Medical Equipment Guide that helps correctly position medical equipment like ventilators and other devices.

We are pleased and honored to play a part in obtaining the new patents granted this week. Wishing everyone a safe weekend and Happy Easter.