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
10,208,076 02/19/2019 Renewable aromatics from lignocellulosic lignin
10,202,428 02/12/2019 Compositions and methods for the delivery of oxygen
10,203,307 02/12/2019 Microfluidic devices for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and microscopic imaging
10,186,705 01/22/2019 Instrumentation to dry-deliver SLMP particles to the lithium-ion electrode
10,174,244 01/08/2019 Doped halide scintillators
10,177,271 01/08/2019 Photodetectors exploiting electrostatic trapping and percolation transport
10,170,765 01/01/2019 Electronically conductive polymer binder for lithium-ion battery electrode
10,167,488 01/01/2019 Heterologous pathway to produce terpenes
10,160,980 12/25/2018 Artificial photosynthesis systems and methods for producing carbon-based chemical compounds
10,161,890 12/25/2018 Cathodoluminescence-activated nanoscale imaging


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