Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a U. S. Department of Energy Office of Science national lab managed by the University of California, delivers science solutions to the world – solutions derived from hundreds of patented and patent pending technologies plus scores of copyrighted software tools and published, peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Berkeley Lab’s advanced materials expertise is applied to innovation in batteries and other energy storage technologies, semiconductors, and photovoltaics. Additional energy-related areas of expertise include grid modernization and security, bio-based fuels and chemicals and building energy and demand response. Several National User Facilities are available for collaborative engagement: the Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Energy Sciences Network, and the Joint Genome Institute. Other specialized facilities include FLEXLAB for building energy research and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.

Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the lab's founder, believed team science yielded the greatest discoveries. That belief is reflected today in interdisciplinary teams and collaborative projects connecting Berkeley Lab, industry, and other research organizations. Berkeley Lab's Intellectual Property Office, connects industry partners with lab innovations and unique facilities to enable lab-to-market transition.

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
10,249,808 04/02/2019 Surface doping of nanostructures
10,241,045 03/26/2019 Spectrally encoded microbeads and methods and devices for making and using same
10,240,180 03/26/2019 Multiplexed screening of enzyme activities using nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry
10,240,875 03/26/2019 Active cryogenic electronic envelope
10,237,335 03/19/2019 Managing cluster-level performance variability without a centralized controller
10,233,457 03/19/2019 Inhibition of a xylosyltransferase to improve saccharification efficiency
10,233,431 03/19/2019 Producing 3-hydroxycarboxylic acid and ketone using polyketide synthases
10,233,087 03/19/2019 Highly crystalline 3D graphene
10,227,630 03/12/2019 Antimicrobial agents from microbial genomes
10,227,622 03/12/2019 Host cell modified to produce 2-pyrrolidone


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