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July 18, 2022

Inventors issued patents in second quarter 2022

Submitted by Livy Seirer

2022 U.S. patent and plant variety protection awardees — April through June

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Kansas State University Innovation Partners congratulate the following K-State inventors for being awarded U.S. patents or plant variety protection certificates in the second quarter of 2022:


  • Christopher Culbertson and Stefan Bossmann* for "Microfluidics-based Nanobiosensors and Devices."
  • Thomas Phillips, Salehe Abbar* and Barbara Amoah* for "Composition of Food-Grade Coatings to Control Pest Infestations and Methods of Applications."
  • Amy Betz and Melanie Derby for "Nanopatterned Surfaces and Methods for Accelerated Freezing and Liquid Recovery."
  • Yonghui Li, Shiwei Xu and Ruijia Hu for "Antioxidant Protein Hydrolysates and Peptides from Sorghum and Corn."

Plant variety protection certificates

*No longer at K-State.

The patents and plant variety protection certificates are affiliated with research in the College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and the Agricultural Research Center in Hays. The full list of K-State patent and plant variety protection certificate awardees since 2009, is available on the awards page of the research website.

K-State Innovation Partners strives to assist K-State's faculty, staff and students in developing and protecting their discoveries and inventions to return the greatest advantage to the creators, K-State and the general public.

Contact K-State Innovation Partners as early as possible in the discovery process to ensure proper protection of your intellectual property and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the options available in commercializing your research.

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