Commercialization

We are very interested in finding commercial partners to help commercialize our research. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss potential partnerships. We are eager to help!

Please review both the awarded patents and pending patents below.

For patent licensing, please contact Jovan Heusser, Senior Innovation Manager & Innovation Team Lead, telephone: (505) 272-7908, facsimile: (505) 272-7300, jheusser@stc.unm.edu.

For technical questions, pleast contact Professor Pattichis, telephone: (505) 277-0486, pattichis@gmail.com or through the official UNM email: pattichi@unm.edu. However, please note that I am likely to respond using gmail :-).

Pending Patents

  1. System and Methods for Adaptive Optimization for Video Coding and Video Delivery,"
    Inventors: Marios S. Pattichis, Yuebing Jiang, Cong Zong, Gangadharan Esakki, Venkatesh Jatla, and Andreas Panayides, Patent filed on 07/31/2015.

    The patent application describes a novel method to support the optimal delivery of high efficiency video encoded (HEVC) video by adaptive encoding based on content, network bandwidth, or user expectations. It describes an important extension of the awarded U.S. Pattent 9,111,059 B2 on System and Methods for Dynamic Management of Hardware Resources described below. Refer to the architectures research projects and the DRASTIC research project for applications.

    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF AWD CNS-1422031. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

    The patent is now available for licensing.

    UNM STC link to the HEVC video delivery patent.

  2. System And Methods For Computing Forward and Inverse Discrete Periodic Radon Transform,"
    Inventors: Cesar Carranza, Daniel Llamocca, and Marios S. Pattichis, Patent filed on December 16th, 2014.

    The discrete periodic radon transform can be applied to medical imaging, detecting lines in images, and fast convolution. The patent is now available for licensing.

    UNM STC link to the Discrete Periodic Radon Transform patent.

  3. Role Specific Views for Laparoscopic Surgery,"

    Inventors: Timothy Perez, Yuebing Jiang, and Marios S. Pattichis, Patent filed on October 31st, 2013.

    The patent describes a dynamically reconfigurable allocation of software resources during display of close-up and panoramic video views during surgery.

    You can find a medical description of the technology at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeon (SAGES) abstract titled “Role Specific Views for Laparoscopic Surgery". Also, the technology has been described in:

    Y. Jiang, T. Perez, M. Pattichis, and B. Khan. “A configurable system for role-specific video imaging during laparoscopic surgery," In IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics Bioengineering (BIBE), pages 738-743, Nov 2012.

    You can also refer to related research in hysteroscopic image analysis (scroll down).
    UNM STC link for role-specific video imaging patent.

Awarded Patents

  1. System and Methods for Dynamic Management of Hardware Resources,”
    Inventors: Marios S. Pattichis, Yuebing Jiang, and Daniel Llamocca, U.S. Pattent 9,111,059 B2, approved on Aug. 18th, 2015.

    Dynamic management of software and hardware resources allows joint optimization of performance, power/energy, accuracy, and bandwidth in image and video processing systems. Refer to the architectures research projects and the DRASTIC research project for applications. Applications include adaptive video communications (including medical video communications), digital filtering, and adaptive filterbank implementations. The patent is now available for licensing.

    Download the full text of the approved dynamic hardware management patent.
    UNM STC link for dynamic hardware management patent.

  2. System and Methods of Regularized Optimization For Matrix Factorization And Image and Video Reconstruction,”
    Inventors: Paul Rodriguez-Valderrama, Marios S. Pattichis, and Victor Manuel Murray-Herrera, U.S. Patent 8,908,992 B1, approved on Dec. 9th, 2014.

    The patent extends the previous AM-FM patent on System and Methods of Amplitude Modulation – Frequency Modulation (AM-FM) Demodulation for Image and Video Processing (U.S. Patent 8,515,201 B1) given below. Details can also be found in:

    P. Rodriguez, V. Murray, and M. Pattichis. “ A regularized optimization approach for am-fm reconstructions . In Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers,” pages 219-221, Nov 2010.

    Refer to the research in multi-dimensional AM-FM representations and also biomedical research projects for potential biomedical and general-purpose applications of the technology. Currently, the patent is available for licensing (including biomedical engineering applications).
    Download the full text of the approved AM-FM reconstructions patent.
    UNM STC link for AM-FM reconstructions patent .

  3. “System and Methods of Amplitude Modulation – Frequency Modulation (AM-FM) Demodulation for Image and Video Processing,”
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Murray Herrera, Marios S. Pattichis, Peter Soliz, Carla Paola Agurto Rios and Herbert T. Davis III, U.S. Patent 8,515,201 B1, approved on Aug. 20th, 2013.

    The patent describes the development of robust methods for estimating AM-FM features from digital images. Biomedical applications were licensed to VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC. AM-FM representations have led to state of the art systems in computer aided diagnosis (CAD) in diabetic retinopathy image analysis, early prediction of advanced cases in multiple sclerosis, characterization of early atherosclerosis, and analysis of surface EMG signals. Refer to the research in multi-dimensional AM-FM representations and also biomedical research projects for more details. for several successful biomedical and general-purpose applications of the technology. Currently, the patent is available for licensing (including biomedical applications).

    Download the full text of the approved AM-FM methods patent.
    UNM STC link for AM-FM methods patent.

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