Entities That Participated — Phase 1
An alphabetical listing of the firms, universities, research organizations and other entitites that received patents under the USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program.
Includes independent inventors who assigned the patent to themselves.
|6N Silicon Inc.||Industry — Chemical engineering||7959730||Young Gun (2006)
6N Silicon Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Vaughan, Canada. As of February 11, 2010, 6N Silicon Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CaliSolar, Inc.
|ABL IP Holding LLC||Energy —Lighting, LED||7845825
|ABL IP Holding LLC operates as a subsidiary of Acuity Brands, Inc. Acuity Brands acquired Adura Technologies, a manufacturer of RF mesh/lighting products in January 2013. Adura received patents under the USPTO Green Tech Pilot Program.|
|Accenture Global Services GmbH||Energy — Energy Efficiency||7778738|
|Adaptive Materials, Inc.||Energy —Fuel cell||7763392||As of December 31, 2010, Adaptive Materials, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc.|
|Adura Technologies, Inc.||Energy — Energy Efficiency||7839017||Young Gun (2005)
University spin-out of the University of California, Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. Founded in 2005, San Francisco-based Adura has led the development of radio frequency (RF) mesh networking technology that allows individual light fixtures to communicate in a wireless mesh network with switches, sensors and system management software. On January 7, 2013 Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets of Adura Technologies, Inc.
|Airgard, Inc.||Air —Emissions controls||7854792|
|Akermin, Inc.||Air —Emissions controls||7998714||Young Gun (2003)
Akermin, Inc. was founded in 2003 to develop and commercialize a polymer technology invented by Shelley Minteer, Ph.D. and Nick Akers, M.S. at Saint Louis University. Akermin is based in St. Louis, Missouri, seeks to commercialize breakthrough stabilized enzyme technology. In 2008 the Company demonstrated its prototype of a fully functioning biofuel cell operating on methanol fuel and using stabilized laccase to replace the metal catalyst in conventional cathodes. Commercial applications in wireless sensors and military uses are the firm's primary focus.
|AlgEvolve, LLC||Water —Wastewater treatment||8101080||Young Gun (2007) — Provides advanced, algae-based, water treatment technologies for industrial waste streams and municipal wastewater. Our patented proprietary technology leverages algae’s biological benefits in a carefully controlled and continuous flow environment that removes nitrogen, phosphorus and other harmful nutrients found in industrial water discharge and wastewater effluent.|
|ALSTOM Technology Ltd.||Air — Emissions controls||7862788
|Alta Devices, Inc.||Energy —Solar||8003492||Young Gun (2007)|
|AltaRock Energy Inc.||Energy —Geothermal||8109094|
|Ameri-Kart Corp.||Industry —Disaster||7886781|
|American Electric Vehicles, Inc.||Energy — Storage, Batteries||8041522||Young Gun (2007)|
|American Pacific Corporation||Industry —Chemical engineering||8096366|
|American Process, Inc.||Industry — Production||8038842|
|American Superconductor Corporation||Energy — Solar||7834510
|AMPT, LLC||Energy — Solar||7719140
|Young Gun (2007)|
|AMSC Windtec GmbH||Energy — Wind||7816798
|Anadarko Petroleum Corporation||Energy —Hydroelectric||7851936|
|Apple Inc.||Energy — Energy Efficiency||7844842
|Applied Materials, Inc.||Energy —Solar||7863084|
|Architectural Glass and Aluminum Corporation, Inc.||Energy — Solar||7847181
|Athenaeum, LLC||Energy —Solar||7905197|
|Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.||Industry — Materials||7914872
|Avello Bioenergy, Inc.||Energy —Biofuel||8100990||Young Gun (2010)
Avello™ Bioenergy was formed to commercialize proprietary technology developed at Iowa State University
|Better Place GmbH||Transportation — Electric vehicle||7993155
|Young Gun (2007)
Better Place has filed for liquidation and is no longer an operational firm.
|BioAmber S.A.S.||Industry — Bioengineering||8084626||Young Gun (2008) BioAmber was established in December 2008 as DNP Green Technology, when the succinic acid assets were spun off from Diversified Natural Products. Following the spin off, the company's shares were distributed to Diversified Natural Product's shareholders, making BioAmber a standalone legal entity with no ties to Diversified Natural Products.|
|Biogas & Electric, LLC||Air —Emissions controls||8012746||Young Gun (2007)|
|Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education,
on Behalf of the Desert Research Institute
|Energy — Energy efficiency||7885917|
|Bridgelux, Inc.||Energy — Lighting, LED||See Bridgelux Patents||Top Assignee — 34 patents, 38% of the lighting patents
Founded in 2002
|Brightsource Industries (Israel) Ltd.||Energy — Solar||8001960
|Brightsource Industries (Israel) Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brightsource Energy.|
|Buildings and Matters||Water — Distribution efficiency||7827627||Young Gun (2009)|
|Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC||Industry — Bioengineering||7910342
|Butamax is a joint venture between BP andu DuPont. Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels was formed in 2009 to develop biobutanol.|