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Matt’s Favorites: Weird Tech, Women In Tech, Fast Trip To ISS, Apple Loses A Patent Fight, And Much More

So what’s new and cool from the wide, wonderful world of high tech? Well, after a fine Easter weekend, I found this…

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2013

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CMU Faculty Patents New Water Filtering Methods To Remove Perchlorates

Central Michigan University faculty member Anja Mueller has invented a method to filter 300 times more perchlorates from water than typical consumer filters currently on the market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012


Asterand Wins Patents On Tissue Analysis

Detroit-based Asterand plc (LSE: ATD) and its subsidiary BioSeek LLC of South San Francisco, Calif. announced Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Nos. 7,908,089 entitled “Patient classification” and 7,912,651 entitled “Function homology screening.”



Ford SmartGauge With EcoGuide Receives Two Patents

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) said Tuesday it had received two patents related to SmartGauge with EcoGuide, instrument cluster graphics that provide real-time information to drivers to help them maximize fuel economy.



New Satellite Patent Office To Open In Detroit

The office is expected to initially employ about 100 engineers, along with a smaller number of support and administrative personnel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2010

Warren Firm Gets Patent For Waste-to-Energy System

A Michigan environmental technology company has received a United States patent for a revolutionary system that will lower energy costs  for municipal-based waste water treatment facilities and food processing plants that produce organic waste by […]


Meditrina Gets Patent For New Treatment of Endometriosis

Ann Arbor-based Meditrina Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance of patent for its novel treatment mechanism for endometriosis in women. Meditrina has licensed […]


X-Rite Receives U.S. Patent

Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. said this week that it had received United States Patent No. 7,773,221 for “Non-Contact Color Measurement Technology Used in Industrial, Food, Cosmetics and Retail Paint Applications.” The company said the patent protects […]


Wixom Firm Launches Automated Laser Alignment System

Wixom-based American Laser Enterprises LLC announces the launch of A-Las, which the company says is the first and only automated laser alignment system in the world. The company said a United States patent is pending […]


NanoBio Gets Patent On Cold Sore Product

Ann Arbor-based NanoBio Corp. said Tuesday that it had been awarded its seventh United States patent covering its novel nanoemulsion technology. The new claims encompass methods of treating Herpes Simplex I infections, including herpes labialis, […]