December Edition: Newly Issued Patents

Congratulations to Purdue University researchers across all campuses and academic disciplines. They have recently received 24 patents on their intellectual property from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The majority of these are available to license and bring to market. Visit the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization’s website to learn more about these and other available technologies.

Are you a researcher at a Purdue University campus who has made an innovation discovery? Disclose your innovation to the Office of Technology Commercialization online.

Here are the primary investigators whose work was recently patented. Also included are the PI’s college and the issued patent number for their work:

Muhammad Ashraful Alam, College of Engineering

Alina Alexeenko, College of Engineering

Shelley A. Claridge, College of Science and College of Engineering

Mingji Dai, no longer at Purdue

Xiumin Diao, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Rajamani P. Gounder, College of Engineering

  • “Nickel-based microporous and mesoporous catalysts for selective olefine oligomerization,” #11,517,888

Urcan Guler, no longer at Purdue

  • “Single photo source,” #11,520,105

Bruce R. Hamaker, College of Agriculture

Gozdem Kilaz, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Tillman C. Kubis, College of Engineering

Chi Hwan Lee, College of Engineering

Richard Chunghorn Liu, College of Engineering

  • “Method for nanomaterials chemical deposition using pulsed laser,” #11,505,877

Philip Low, College of Science

  • “PSMA binding ligand-linker conjugates and methods for using,” #11,504,357

Tesfaye D. Mengiste, College of Agriculture

Karthik Ramani, College of Engineering

Carlo Scalo, College of Engineering

  • “Method of processing an image,” #11,506,783

Fabio Semperlotti, College of Engineering

He Wang, no longer at Purdue

Matthew Ward, College of Engineering

You-Yeon Won, College of Engineering

  • “Polymer Lung Surfactants,” #11,497,764

Chunhua Zhang, College of Agriculture, awarded posthumously

Song Zhang, College of Engineering

  • “Method and system for automatic focusing for high-resolution structured light 3D imaging,” #11,512,946

Peter Zibley, no longer at Purdue


During the 2021 calendar year, Purdue Research Foundation ranked #6 internationally for patents received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That mirrored the #6 international ranking from the year before. The information was listed in a report from the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the National Academy of Inventors.