Mason ‘Inventors and Creators’ Honored

Posted: June 8, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

At a special dinner Tuesday evening, Matt Kluger, vice president of research and economic development, acknowledged the achievements of Mason inventors and licensed technology creators.

Kluger, who is also president of George Mason Intellectual Properties Inc. (GMIP), presented commemorative plaques to researchers who earned patents for the university, as well as 20 others who created technology that has resulted in license agreements during the past year.

  • Bruce Gluckman and Steven Schiff of the Center for Neural Dynamics in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study received their second international patent in Australia for their invention, “Adaptive Electric Field Modulation of Neural Systems.”
  • Kenneth Hintz, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Greg McIntyre, Mason alumnus, were issued a patent for their invention, “Method and Apparatus of Measuring a Relative Utility for Each of Several Different Tasks Based on Identified System Goals.”
  • Ravi Sandhu, professor, Information and Software Engineering, and Joon Park, Mason alumnus, were issued a patent for their invention, “System and Apparatus for Storage and Transfer of Secure Data on the Web.”

Patent and licensed technology creators
Some of the honorees at Tuesday’s dinner were, from left, Cynthia Tselepsis, Mark Krekeler, Andrew Carle, Emanuel Petricoin, Patrick Gillevet, Richard Lebovitz, Kenneth Hintz, Richard Wood, Susan Kehoe and Bruce Gluckman.
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Those who had licensed technologies or copywritten works are:

  • Andrew Carle, assistant professor, College of Nursing and Health Science, for a book, “Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living”
  • Jim Chen, associate professor, Computer Science, for his patent, “Method and Apparatus for Generating a Straight Line”
  • Richard Evans and James Palmer, former Mason researchers, for their patent, “Advanced Integrated Requirements Engineering System for CE-Based Requirements Assessments/AIRES-CEBRA”
  • Krzysztof Gaj, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Pawel Chodowiec, Mason alumnus, for a licensed copyright, “Advance Encryption Cores”
  • Patrick Gillevet, research associate professor, Environmental Science and Policy, for his patent, “Diagnostic Characterization of Microbial Community Involved in Irritable Bowel Disease”
  • Susan Kehoe, director, GMU-TV, and Richard Wood, executive producer and director of production services, GMU-TV, for their licensed copyright, “An Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro”
  • Mark Krekeler, assistant professor, Environmental Science and Policy, and Cynthia Tselepis and Stephen Elmore, Mason alumni, for their licensed patents pending, “Counter Weapon Containment Process for Small Scale Release of Radioactive CsCl, and Related Materials,” “Synthetic Soil Material System for Improved Created Wetland Performance, ” and “Secondary Process for Radioactive Chloride Deweaponization and Storage”
  • Lance Liotta and Emanuel Petricoin, co-directors of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, for their licensed patent pending, “Biomarker Isolation and Use Thereof to Characterize Physiological State”
  • Cynthia Lont, professor, Communication, for her licensed copyright, “Video Production Programs: Women’s Representation in the Media”
  • David Maddox and Mary Hall Surface, Theater of the First Amendment, for their licensed copyright, “Video Production – Telemaca”
  • Harry Wechsler, professor, Computer Science, and Clifford Clausen, Mason alumnus, for their licensed patent, “Fractal Image Compression Using Reinforcement Learning”
  • Ed Wegman, professor, Applied and Engineering Statistics, for his licensed patent, “Voice Controlled Immersive Virtual Reality System”

Also honored was Richard Lebovitz, a patent attorney and GMIP advisor. He has been appointed as an administrative patent judge.

GMIP, a nonprofit corporation, was established three years ago to help George Mason by commercializing inventions and certain copyrighted works more effectively than the university could on its own.

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