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Y-12 honors its inventors with Technology Transfer awards

Y-12 recently recognized 29 inventors at their annual Tech Transfer award ceremony. The group was awarded 13 patents and submitted more than 30 invention disclosures in the past year.

OAK RIDGE, Tennessee – Twenty-nine Y‑12 inventors were recognized for their technology and innovative accomplishments during the recent 12th annual Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony. The site has a long history of producing technologies initially used at Y-12 and later transferred to the private sector.

Thirteen patents were awarded in FY15 in areas ranging from a wireless sensor for detecting chemical compounds to an apparatus for safeguarding a radiological source. 

The inventors also were recognized for bringing forward new ideas in the form of invention disclosures that could one day lead to future patents. These employees were acknowledged for both their creativity and innovative ideas in support of the technology development and transfer mission. The new inventions developed by the honorees will be used to further Y-12’s mission work and will be made available to license to benefit the public through Y-12’s Technology Transfer program.

Read more about the winners at this link.