Archive for the ‘Invention’ Category

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

BILT Raises $9M in Funding to Expand 3D Intelligent Instruction App

Posted by Quincy Preston

BILT Inc., which makes a 3D interactive app to help folks to assemble things on their own at home, today announced its latest capital infusion: a $9 million dollar investment from Silverton Partners.

Grapevine-based BILT, which saw increased demand last year during the lockdowns, created a smartphone app that uses interactive 3D animated images, voice, and text to replace paper and video instructions for TV stands, swing sets, flooring, and more.…

Winners Announced for the Children’s Health Innov8 4 Kids Hackathon

Posted by Dave Moore

Doctors, hospitals, and medical care in general can be mentally and emotionally taxing for kids who suddenly find themselves hospitalized.

The top two finishers at the Children’s Health Innov8 4 Kids Hackathon—which occurred over the weekend of July 16-18— offer solutions to help those children.…

Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of July 13

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

TPG Rise Climate Raises $5.4 Billion To Help Build Climate Solutions Worldwide

Posted by David Seeley

Carbon, prepare to be crushed. Today Fort Worth- and San Francisco-based TPG Rise Climate announced it has raised $5.4 billion in subscriptions to its inaugural fund. The goal: invest in entrepreneurs and businesses building climate solutions around the world. 

TPG Rise Climate ultimately plans to raise $7 billion in total capital commitments by end of this year from some of the world’s largest institutional investors and more than 20 leading companies.…

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.


Friday, July 30

“We’ve been looking forward to putting these vehicles up against the Dallas and Fort Worth summer heat.”

Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of July 6

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

From a COVID Breathalyzer Test to Chemical Weapons Detection, UNT Professor Develops Sensors that Sniff Out Diseases and Dangerous Substances

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Chemical weapons are one of the gravest threats faced by the American military and civilians alike. But sensors developed by  University of North Texas scientist Guido Verbeck and UNT student Camila Virgen may make all of us a little safer. 

Verbeck and Virgen collaborated with Swiss-based Inficon, which creates gas leak-detecting sensors, to test next-gen instrumentation for chemical weapons detection.…

Apply Now:
Here Are 15-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. 

So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, recognition programs, and available grants innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, so check the official websites for the latest details.…

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. 

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, things to do are a little different. We’ve rounded up a few events and activities for innovators so you can stay involved from the comfort of your home or six feet away.

Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of June 29

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

The Future of Mobile: Ericsson Will Collaborate With MIT On ‘Fully Cognitive’ Networks and ‘Zero-Energy’ Devices

Posted by David Seeley

If you wouldn’t know a lithionic chip from a 3D Dorito, get ready for big news: Plano-headquartered Ericsson and MIT are collaborating on research products that could transform mobile for 5G, 6G, and beyond. In the future, your mobile phone could be a “zero-energy” device that draws power from radio signals.

AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone Partners With Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Posted by David Seeley

From flying cars to driverless trucks to drone deliveries, the future of mobility could change the way we live. But a lot of R&D is needed first, and it’s happening big-time at the Mobility Innovation Zone—the “MIZ”—at AllianceTexas in North Fort Worth.

Dallas-Area Parasanti and Hypergiant Among 29 Companies Awarded ‘Massive’ $950M Department of Defense IDIQ Contract

Posted by Quincy Preston

Texas-based Hypergiant Industries and Dallas-based Parasanti were picked, along with 27 other companies, for a $950 million ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Air Force announced today.

The contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum).…

Dallas Invents: 120 Patents Granted for Week of June 22

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Dallas Invents: 107 Patents Granted for Week of June 15

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Dallas-Area Belluscura Breathes Lighter Life Into $23B Respiratory Care Devices Market

Posted by David Seeley

Millions worldwide are about to breathe easier—and much more lightly—thanks to Belluscura, a medical device startup with its U.S. headquarters in Plano. Listed on the London Stock Exchange last month with a valuation of $71 million, In July Belluscura will launch Its first product: X-PLO2R, a lightweight, FDA-cleared portable oxygen concentrator (POC) designed to replace larger, metal oxygen tanks and heavier competitor devices.

Dallas Invents: 112 Patents Granted for Week of June 8

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Bedford Biotech Restores “Meaningful Vision” in Blind Patients With Gene Therapy—and May Soon Go Public

Posted by David Seeley

Update 6/23/21: Nanoscope Therapeutics announced today that it has received FDA approval of its Investigational New Drug application for its Phase 2b clinical trial of MCO-010, an ambient-light activatable optogenetic monotherapy to restore vision in patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

How North Texas Can Become a Top‑Ranked National Technology Innovation Hub

Posted by Bill Sproull

With North Texas’ rapidly developing landscape of innovation ecosystems and the global connectivity we already have in place, we have become one of the nation’s leading technology hubs, joining the ranks of long-established and globally recognized urban innovation centers like Seattle and Raleigh/Durham.