Patents, Grants, Intellectual Property and Milestones

Grants, Awards, Patents, Trade Secrets and Int’l Presentations

Patents and IP: 

  • 2 issued patents to our co-founders, Erico Mattos, Ph.D. and Ryan Hunt, MS on plant biofeedback. We have developed the world’s only operating plant biofeedback device;
  • 1 issued patent on a low-cost plant Fluorometer, with 2nd about to be issued. Granted to co-founders Mattos & Kruglak, UGA researcher, Prof. Heidekker. 
  • Software created for above projects. 

Patents Pending

  • PAR Excellence© Adaptive PAR Sensor and Controller
  • The PARfecto© Automatic System for Lumen Maintenance and Compensation
  • TransPARent © Luminaire Reflector
  • A New PARadigm© Horticultural LED Luminaire System
  • PARview © Optimized Horticultural LED Spectrum

Trade secrets

  • Methodology for plant spectrum selection,
  • Actual composition of Veg and Flowing spectra
  • LED selection matrix using Mathcad to analyze 40 + LED parameters
  • Passive thermal dissipation techniques used in creating G-R light fixtures
  • Determination of necessary thermal margins required for minimum size and weight of luminaires
  • Unique printed circuit board layout techniques to provide minimum failure effects with a defective open or shorted LED
  • “Couldn’t be done” PCB layout technique to accommodate two different LED footprints on same pad
  • Industry-leading network of strategic partners, trade partners, specifiers, lighting designers, agricultural real estate companies, etc.

Grants

2017

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase II 
US$ 600,000

American Society for Horticultural Science 
Publication Award winner
2016 Outstanding Cross-Commodity Publication Award

Georgia Research Alliance 

Venture Labs Research Grant – Phase IIB 
US$ 70,000

Georgia Research Alliance 
Venture Labs Research Grant – Phase IIA 
US$ 65,000

2015

Georgia Center of Innovation 
Research grant 
US$ 5,000

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase I 
US$ 100,000

Georgia Research Alliance 
Venture Labs Research Grant – Phase IB 
US$ 35,000

Ocean Exchange International Platform
Savannah, GA 
Finalist presentation

2014

Georgia Research Alliance 
Venture Labs Research Grant – Phase IA 
US$ 30,000 

Presentations 

2017

China Global Innovation and Entrepreneur Fair
ChangDu, China 
Investor meeting

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit
San Francisco, CA 
Demo-Day presentation

2016

Ag Innovation Showcase
St. Louis, MO 
Oral presentation

COFES speaker
Scottsdale, AZ 
Maieutic Parataxis presentation

2015

North Carolina Biotech Showcase
Durham, NC 
Oral presentation