Purdue student inventors recognized for patented discoveries

Published: February 17, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - About 50 Purdue University student inventors who received patents for their discoveries in 2011 will be recognized at a program presented by Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization and Discovery Park.

The event will be held Monday (Feb. 20) from 5-7 p.m. in the Krannert School of Management, Krannert Drawing Room, 403 West State St. on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Ind.

Examples of Purdue students' patented inventions include:

* An elastic suspension device that could help legged robots carry heavier loads. The discovery is designed for use in multiple robots, vehicle suspensions and load-carrying satchels.

* A novel type of computer memory device that could be faster and require less power than conventional flash memory cards.

* An all-natural denture adhesive derived from soybeans.

* Next-generation algorithms to determine water content and dry density in soil.

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. The office provides ongoing support for Purdue economic development initiatives and that benefit the university's academic activities.

Established in 2002, Discovery Park is an interdisciplinary research complex at Purdue University that consists of eight core centers with strengths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Media contact: Cynthia Sequin, 765-413-6031, casequin@prf.org

Source: Elizabeth Hart-Wells, 765-588-3473, eahart-wells@prf.org