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ORNL technology transfer continues strong upward trend
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2014 – New methods are improving connections between private businesses and technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years.

ORNL’s Urban Dynamics Institute joins global fight against polio
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2014 – The new Urban Dynamics Institute at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to aid polio vaccination efforts in developing countries.

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 – Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL wins eight R&D 100s
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 11, 2014—Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year’s top technological innovations.

Knoxville startup Fiveworx licenses ORNL energy analysis tool
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 4, 2014—Knoxville-based Fiveworx has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that will help consumers reduce their utility bills by analyzing their home energy usage.

Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 14, 2014 – Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.

DOE SuperTruck utilizes ORNL technology to boost fuel economy
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck, recently hailed by President Obama as the energy efficient truck of the future, uses technology from DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leads to improved fuel economy.

Vertimass licenses ORNL biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 6, 2014 — Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels.

ORNL, CINCINNATI partner to develop commercial large-scale additive manufacturing system
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2014 — The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of high quality machine tools located in Harrison, Ohio, to develop a large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system.


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Vehicles – ORNL inverter licensed …
— Oak Ridge start-up New Hybrid Technologies has licensed a power conversion technology developed by Gui-Jia Su of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Power Electronics and Electric Machinery group.

Electric Grid – Forecasting system licensed
— Location Based Technologies has signed an agreement to integrate and market an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that provides real-time status of the electric grid and critical energy sectors. The system, called VERDE (Visualizing Energy Resources Dynamically on the Earth), enables decision-makers to respond swiftly to major power disruptions.

Energy – LEDs to light UT arena . . .
— With the installation this month of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena will become the first major sports venue to feature lights that are smaller, brighter and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights.


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Seven Companies Selected for ORNL Mentor Protégé Program
— Seven companies have been selected to participate in the mentor protégé program sponsored by ORNL. The program is a DOE initiative designed to assist energy-related companies in an effort to enhance their capability to perform contracts and subcontracts for the laboratory.

ORNL, Da Vinci Sign Licensing Agreement
— An ORNL technology for analyzing automotive engine oil was recently licensed to Da Vinci Emissions Services, Ltd., a combustion engine emissions testing firm located in San Antonio, TX, that specializes in a broad suite of combustion engine lubrication and emissions testing services and equipment.

ORNL Assists Licensee Da Vinci Emissions Services with New Product Testing
— Just 24 months after licensing ORNL technology for determining the amount of fuel dilution in engine oil, Da Vinci Emissions Services CEO Kent Froelund and his colleagues brought their first generation commercial product back to ORNL for final validation.

ORNL Partners with GE on New Hybrid
— About 400 jobs will soon be created at a Louisville General Electric plant at which a new electric water heater will be built. The technology was developed through a collaboration between ORNL and GE.

ORNL and Enterprise Center Help Revitalize Chattanooga
— The Enterprise Center, through its technology-based economic development initiatives, is focused on economic transformation in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the Tennessee Valley Corridor region.

Sci Protek Signs Licensing Deal for Technology that Reduces Plant Disease
— A California based small business, Sci Proteck, Inc, has recently licensed technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Chicago (UChicago) to protect plants from crop diseases.

ORNL, Industry to Collaborate in Advanced Battery Research
— Through new collaborations totaling $6.2 million, ORNL and American industry will tackle some of the most critical challenges facing lithium ion battery production.

ORNL's Alumina-forming Austenitic Alloys Licensed to Carpenter Technology Corporation
— Carpenter Technology Corporation has licensed a new alloy developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Preventing blindness focus of ORNL Technology, AMDx
— Automated Medical Diagnostics (AMDx), a startup company based in Memphis, envisions its product helping to preserve the sight of millions of people at risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

Solar Cells, Wound Repair Winning GVC Technologies
— Graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland earned first place in the energy and security categories at the 2010 GVC hosted by ORNL March 24–26. The competition, in its fourth year, attracts students developing new technologies and venture investors with expertise in the market. The first-prize winners each received $25,000.


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