Intellectual Property Portfolio

NamesforLife Patent Portfolio

NamesforLife, LLC was founded in November 2004 to commercialize technology developed by its co-founders at Michigan State University. Our company has actively created a portfolio of intellectual property that is largely based on technologies developed through the United States Department of Energy SBIR/STTR program. This portfolio comprises six patent families with 16 patent applications that are in various stages of prosecution.

Licensing

NamesforLife, LLC is actively licensing its patent portfolio to commercial players in the semantic annotation, search and publishing spaces.

For further information on licensing NamesforLife's patents, please contact us.

NamesforLife, LLC patent portfolio, grouped by patent family.
Patent FamilyPatent Nos.
Systems and Methods for Resolving Ambiguity Between Names and Entities
Assignee: Michigan State University (exclusive licensee: NamesforLife, LLC)
US 7,925,444 B2
WO 2005/069932
EP 1,728,147
Methods for Data Classification
Assignee: Michigan State University (exclusive licensee: NamesforLife, LLC)
US 8,036,997 B2
WO 2006/138502

Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Linking Names in Digital Resources
Assignee: NamesforLife, LLC
US 9,672,293 B2
WO 2010/081133
EP 2,386,089
Semiotic Indexing of Digital Resources
Assignee: NamesforLife, LLC
US 8,903,825 B2
WO 2012/162405
EP 2,715,474
Classification of Nucleotide Sequences by Latent Semantic Analysis
Assignee: NamesforLife, LLC and University of Nebraska
US 9,659,145 B2
WO 2014/022441

Systems and Methods for Establishing Semantic Equivalence Between Concepts
Assignee: NamesforLife, LLC and Michigan State University
US 15/022,870
WO 2015/042536
EP 3,047,393

Publications

As patent applications result in multiple publications during prosecution these are combined for brevity.

  1. Parker, CT, Garrity, GM and Krdzavac, NB. Systems and Methods for Establishing Semantic Equivalence Between Concepts. WIPO Publication WO 2015/042536 (Published March 26, 2015). International Application No. PCT/US2014/056808 (Filed September 22, 2014). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  2. Parker, CT, Garrity, GM and Krdzavac, NB. Systems and Methods for Establishing Semantic Equivalence Between Concepts. U.S. Patent Application No. US 15/022,870. U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/880,244 (Priority September 20, 2013). Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  3. Parker, CT, Garrity, GM and Krdzavac, NB. Systems and Methods for Establishing Semantic Equivalence Between Concepts. European Application EP 3,047,393 (Published July 27, 2016). European Patent Application No. EP 2014/0845555 (Filed September 22, 2014). Munich, Germany: European Patent Office.
  4. Sayood, K, Way, S, Ozkan, UN and Garrity, GM. Classification of Nucleotide Sequences by Latent Semantic Analysis. WIPO Publication WO 2014/022441 (Published February 6, 2014). International Application No. PCT/US2013/052797 (Filed July 30, 2013). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  5. Sayood, K, Way, S, Ozkan, UN and Garrity, GM. Classification of Nucleotide Sequences by Latent Semantic Analysis. U.S. Patent Application No. US 9,659,145 B2 (Issued May 23, 2017). Sayood, K, Way, S, Ozkan, UN and Garrity, GM. Classification of Nucleotide Sequences by Latent Semantic Analysis. U.S. Patent Application No. US 13/954,925 (Published May 1, 2014). U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/677,316 (Filed July 30, 2012). Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  6. Parker, CT and Garrity, GM. Semiotic Indexing of Digital Resources. WIPO Publication WO 2012/162405 (Published November 29, 2012). International Application No. PCT/US2012/039168 (Filed May 23, 2012). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  7. Parker, CT and Garrity, GM. Semiotic Indexing of Digital Resources. European Application EP 2,715,474 (Published April 9, 2014). European Patent Application No. EP 2012/0790213 (Filed March 7, 2014). Munich, Germany: European Patent Office.
  8. Parker, CT and Garrity, GM. Semiotic Indexing of Digital Resources. U.S. Patent Grant No. US 8,903,825 B2 (Issued December 2, 2014). U.S. Patent Application No. US 13/478,973 (Published January 10, 2013). U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/489,362 (Filed May 24, 2011). Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  9. Parker, CT, Lyons, CM, Roston, GP and Garrity, GM. Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Linking Names in Digital Resources. WIPO Publication WO 2010/081133 (Published July 15, 2010). International Application No. PCT/US2010/020734 (Filed January 12, 2010). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  10. Parker, CT, Lyons, CM, Roston, GP and Garrity, GM. Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Linking Names in Digital Resources. European Patent Application EP 2,386,089 (Published November 16, 2011). European Patent Application No. EP 2010/0729654 (Filed October 14, 2010). Munich, Germany: European Patent Office.
  11. Parker, CT, Lyons, CM, Roston, GP and Garrity, GM. Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Linking Names in Digital Resources. U.S. Patent Grant No. US 9,672,293 B2 (Issued June 6, 2017). Parker, CT, Lyons, CM, Roston, GP and Garrity, GM. Systems and Methods for Automatically Identifying and Linking Names in Digital Resources. U.S. Patent Application No. US 12/685,964 (Published August 5, 2010). U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/143,986 (Filed January 12, 2009).
  12. Garrity, GM and Lilburn, TG. Methods for Data Classification. WIPO Publication WO 2006/138502 (December 28, 2006). International Application No. PCT/US2006/023381 (Filed June 16, 2006). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  13. Garrity, GM and Lilburn, TG. Methods for Data Classification. U.S. Patent Grant No. US 8,036,997 B2 (Issued October 11, 2011). U.S. Patent Application No. US 11/922,273 (Published December 3, 2009). U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/690,969 (Filed June 16, 2005). Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  14. Garrity, GM and Lyons, C. Systems and Methods for Resolving Ambiguity Between Names and Entities. WIPO Publication WO 2005/069932 (October 16, 2008). International Application No. PCT/US2005/001688 (Filed January 16, 2004). Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  15. Garrity, GM and Lyons, C. Systems and Methods for Resolving Ambiguity Between Names and Entities. European Patent Application EP 1,728,147. European Patent Application No. EP 2005/0711652. Munich, Germany: European Patent Office.
  16. Garrity, GM and Lyons, C. Systems and Methods for Resolving Ambiguity Between Names and Entities. U.S. Patent Grant No. US 7,925,444 B2 (Issued April 12, 2011). U.S. Patent Application No. US 10/759,817 (Published January 16, 2004). Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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