Archive for the ‘Invention’ Category

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

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

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

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

Posted by Quincy Preston

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

The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region is back for 2021. 

The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week (DSW) powered by Capital One will be held from August 1 – 5. 

The …

EVERY LAST WORD: “The Word ‘No’ Can Be a Powerful Motivator”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a collection of the quotes that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter. Don’t miss …

Apple Invests $410M in II-VI Inc., Supporting 700+ Jobs in Sherman and Other U.S. Cities

Posted by David Seeley

II-VI Inc. just got another big bite from Apple. Today Apple announced a $410M investment in the optical tech firm, supporting hundreds of jobs at its sprawling high-tech facility in Sherman, 65 miles north of Dallas.

II-VI manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting …

Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of April 11

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

Toyota Just Parked Its Insurance Agency in Plano with First TIMS HQ

Posted by David Seeley

One-stop shopping for a car and car insurance isn’t new, but it’s definitely growing. Toyota just kicked it up a notch by opening its first national HQ for Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) in Plano.

TIMS has operated since 2016 …

Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of April 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

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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, …

Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of April 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

Plano-Based CharaChorder’s New Kickstarter Product Wants to Help You Type Faster Than Any Other Keyboard

Posted by Alex Edwards

CharaChorder has announced a new product that it says allows you to type faster than is physically possible on any other keyboard—continuing its mission to completely replace the QWERTY keyboard.

CharaChorder, a Plano-based consumer electronics startup, is behind a new …

Dallas-Area Robot Mowing Tech Firm Buys Mowbot, Deepens Ties to Sweden’s Husqvarna

Posted by Quincy Preston

Robots perform surgery, build SUVs, and help run nuclear power plants. But perhaps their greatest destiny? Letting you kick back with a beer while a robot mows your yard.

If that’s the future of lawn care, Robin Autopilot USA just …

SMU Researchers Create a Patent-Pending System To Speed Up the Drug Discovery Process By Months

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

While chemists have always worked to develop solutions to people’s health problems, never have they been more in the spotlight in recent years than during the ongoing development of COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines may have seemed to take a while

Plano Aviation Manufacturer Unveils Latest Unmanned Aircraft System With More Power and Small Footprint

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Leading advanced aviation manufacturer Martin UAV recently announced its newest unmanned aircraft system, V-BAT 128.

This upgraded version of the V-BAT will be available for defense and private-sector applications, such as search and rescue, firefighting, logistic resupply, energy, and oil …

Hunt Perovskite Technologies Gets $2.5M in Funding from the Department of Energy

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Hunt Perovskite Technologies, part of the privately owned group of companies managed by the Ray L. Hunt family, has been chosen to receive $2.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy.

The award comes from the …

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of March 30

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

Fresh Air: CASPR Group’s Disinfection Tech Can Kill Up to 99.99% of COVID-Causing Virus in 24 Hours

Posted by Bella Pinera

Headquartered in Addison, CASPR Group specializes in air and surface disinfection. And its CASPR 1000 In-Duct disinfection technology can kill 98 percent of SARS-CoV-2 viruses on surfaces within six hours and 99.99 percent within 24 hours, according to a recent

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of March 23

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

UTD Symposium Marks ‘Meteoric Growth’ in Bioengineering

Posted by Quincy Preston

Bioengineering researchers at UT Dallas are making advances that can improve and save lives. The university is culminating a year-long celebration of the Department of Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary with a symposium.

Since its beginning a decade ago, the department has …

Dallas-based Overhead Door Corp. Buys Innovative Market Leader of Fire and Security Doors

Posted by Quincy Preston

Overhead Door Corporation, which invented the first “upward-acting door” in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1925, is carrying on its long history of pioneering with the acquisition of Won-Door Corporation this week.

The acquisition will expand …