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1. AVAILABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TECHNOLOGIES

Patent and Utility Model applications

 

Title of Invention

Abstract

Inventors

Date of Application

1

Eco-friendly and clean method of processing hides and fish skins into leather using alkaline protease enzyme

The present invention relates to an eco-friendly bio-processing method for the processing of hides and fish skin from Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) into leather, comprising mainly enzymatic treatment of the hide or skin with crude alkaline protease enzyme in the pre-tanning steps. This method produces fish leather with more patterns unique to fish skin created through the descaling process, which in turn provide beauty totally different from that of general leather. According to this invention, the method for dehairing of hides or skins and descaling fish skin has been greatly simplified, pollution impact on the environment reduced in a maximum way and at the same time does not cause damage to grain. Moreover, the valuable hair and scales removed during dehairing or descaling process are readily recovered from the enzyme liquor while still in good condition suitable for further use. The final leather product exhibits better qualities such as softness, toughness and pliability. This invention completely eliminates use of sodium sulfide and lime in dehairing as well as greatly reducing the pungent smell which is the characteristic smell of tanneries across the world.

Wycliffe Chisutia Wanyonyi,

Paul Mwanza Shiundu,

John Mmari Onyari,

Francis Jackim Mulaa.

01/04/2015

2

Road hydraulic electricity generator

A system for converting into electricity the compression force exerted on road surface by passing vehicles comprising; a plurality of special rubber bumps forming part of the road surface underneath, a plurality of steel force governor that serve to regulate the compression force exerted on the rubber bumps by vehicle wheels by controlling the downward movement of pressure rods, a system for transmitting the compression on the rubber tubing to the gear rod, fluid pressure transmission pipes, gear rods and a dynamo.

Patrick Mulyungi Ikumba

30/04/2015

3

Increasing the consumption of essential long chain fatty acids through fortification of yoghurt with omega-3 pufa from Nile perch oil

This invention relates to functional yoghurts fortified with Omega-3 rich Nile perch fish oil and honey and yoghurt fortified with Omega-3 rich Nile perch fish oil and lemon juice/other related fruit juice for the improvement of their shelf life properties, the liberation of fish oil from Nile perch fat pads using a food grade enzyme Alcalase and in the absence of an exogenous enzyme. These compositions are flavored if desired.

Margaret Wanjiku Murage,

Betty Nyambura Mbatia,

Edward Kirwa Muge,

Mercy Wanjiru Mwaniki.

05/05/2015

4.

Antimicrobial agents produced by xenorhadbus griffiniae Strain XN45

This invention relates to antimocrobial compositions and methods of making and using such antimicrobial compositions. Components of antimicrobial compositions are obtained from the whole broth product of fermentation of cultures of xenorhabdus griffiniae XN45,or are derived from materials so obtained. In an aspect, compositions and methods for controlling antibiotic resistant bacteria are provided.

Ryan Musumba Awori,

Peter Ng'ang'a,

Lorine Nanjala Nyongesa,

Dan Masinga,

Nelson Amungune ,

Charles Waturu,

Fridah Wambui Kariuki,

Ryan Nyotu Gitau ,

Waruguru Wanjau.

15/05/2015

5

Low Energy Input Brick Cooler

A low energy input brick cooler comprising of; a cooling chamber made of a double panel brick wall, a space between the double brick wall panels filled with sand, a water pipe laid horizontally along the upper side of the sand filled space with means for dripping water at regular spaced intervals, a means for regulating the dripping onto the sand, the floor of the chamber made of cement screed. The brick cooler is used to store farm produce at a lower than ambient temperature and is made from locally available materials.

Jane Ambuko

27/05/2015

6

Gas Cylinder Transportation Rack

A gas cylinder transportation rack especially in a passenger vehicle for storing the cylinder in a fixed position on a storage surface; carrier seat being made of four members forming a rectangular shape and leaving a space in between for resting of the cylinder and having restraining means for securing said gas cylinder in the receiving chamber.

Omondi Bowa Marita

14/07/2015

7

Three To Six In One Column Apparatus

A multiple test tube glass column separation comprising of three to six glass columns and where each glass tube in one column has an upper open end and a lower end provided with a tab and where the lower end with the tab is bent at angle preferably of 120 degrees from the tube and where multiple pieces of each glass tube are bound together preferably with cello tape and then fused together with a glass rod and where the mouths or openings of the banded tube are heated and fused with quick fits/sockets of B 24129. Multiple sample procedures can be carried out simultaneously using the tubes column.

Thomas Masasi Obwogi

20/08/2015

8

Handcart Convertible To A Kiosk Or Sale Stall

A hand cart that can be converted to a kiosk comprising of a main holding body with adjustable hinged panels which can be folded flat on the body of the cart or adjusted to form compartments and has two wheels and handles.

Kenneth Munene Kobia

30/09/2015

9

Reusable Sanitary Pads

A reusable handmade sanitary pad or towel where the main body of the pad is made of three layers, outer layer made of soft cotton cloth material, middle layer made of material with waterproof properties like Macintosh and the inner layer made of soft cotton material. The materials can be derived from used clothes and are cut in the a roughly + (plus) shape

Shadrack Mukoya Shitseswa

25/01/2016

10

Differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetric sensor using polyacrylic acid/glassy carbon electrode for simultaneous analysis of lead(ii), cadmium (ii) and cobalt (ii) ions

The invention concerns an electrochemical sensor for simultaneous analysis of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Co(II) ions. Comprises of a potentiostat (a CHI 1232B) and a cell containing the sample, a working electrode made of polyacrylic acid film on a highly polished glassy carbon electrode, a platinum wire counter electrode and silver/silver chloride standard reference electrode. The technique used is differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry.

Peter Momanyi Guto,

Moses Ondabu Oyagi,

John Onam Onyatta,

Geoffrey Kamau.

04/05/2016

11

Formulation development of generic rufinamide uncoated tablet

The invention discloses a formulation of rufinamide tablet comprising of additional pharmaceutically acceptable excipients and the method for their preparation.

Ronald Wandera Ososo

15/06/2016

12

Phototherapy unit

A phototherapy unit comprising of a source of light and a system of projecting the light to the patient. The unit further incorporates an electronic module for controlling the intensity and duration of the projected light enabling the clinician to administer a designated dosage to the patient. The source of light is an LED array mounted on the underside of the head housing attached to a vertical support with a tilt mechanism. The unit generates blue light of 460 nanometers wavelength. The phototherapy unit is used to treat hyperbilirubinemia a condition characterized by high concentrations of bilirubin in the blood.

 

29/06/2016

13

Electro hydrodynamic atomization-solar distillation/desalination

                             

 

The invention comprises of an apparatus and method of desalination based on the atomization of preheated salt/contaminated water by electrospraying or atomization by electrical forces. The energy for the process can be completely supplied by solar energy.

Johannes Cornelis Maria Marijnissen, Michael Gatari,

Luewton Lemos Agostinho.

30/06/2016

14

Selective recognition of mercury (11) ions using rhenium (1) complexes appended to oxathiacrown ether ligands

Rhenium (1)complexes (1-3) in which a rhenium (1) tricarbonyl chloride moiety is appended to thiacrown ether ligands (L1-L3) used to selectively detect the presence of mercury (11) ions using various spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques.

Ruth A. Odhiambo

26/08/2016

15

Use of coconut oil in control of Tungiasis

The invention comprises of the use of coconut oil to control Tungiasis

English abstract          
 

Gitau Anthony Kiragu

30/12/2016

16

storage insect pest control

The present invention is directed to an artificial seed or maize pellet inoculated with Xenorhabdus bacteria and/or Xenorhabdus insecticidal protein toxins (Xpts) and/or Xenorhabdus crude lysate and/or Xenorhabdus cell-free supernatant. The present invention is further directed to an artificial seed or maize pellet impregnated with insect aggregation hormones and plant hormones, natural or synthetic, that act as attractants to the target insects. The present invention further relates to the use of these maize pellets for the control of the storage pests of maize which include Prostephanus truncatus, Sitophilus zeamais, Sitophilus oryzae, Sitotroga cerealella, Tribolium confusum and Tribolium castaneum.

Peter Njenga Ng'ang'a,

Lorine Nanjala Nyongesa,

Ryan Musumba Awori,

Rose Judith Mbeya,

Crystall Waruguru Wanjau,

Ryan Nyotu Gitau,

Sarah Murugi Kagotho,

Fridah Wambui Kariuki.

19/04/2017

17

Neem seed extracts pest control formulation

The invention comprises of a pesticide composition comprising of neem seed extracts

Davies Nyaigero Ateka

19/04/2017

17

Solid state lithium ion batteries

A system and method for the fabrication of a solid-state lithium ion battery. The system includes a reaction chamber in which a heated substrate holder is placed along with a nozzle connected to a syringe pump and a high voltage generator. The selected electrolyte material's precursor liquid is first prepared and pumped through the nozzle. Due to the high voltage connection on the nozzle, highly electrically charged droplets are generated and directed towards the heated substrate. The mutual Coulomb repulsion among these droplets causes self-dispersion hence formation of thin films with uniform thickness. The temperature of the substrate is set such that the final desired electrolyte compound is synthesized. As a result, a solid-state battery is fabricated by alternating electrospray steps for electrode and electrolyte layers.

Susan Waiyego Karunga

06/06/2017

19

A non-pneumatic anti shock garment

The invention comprises of a non- pneumatic anti-shock garment characterized in that it is made with velcro, expandable cotton and normal cotton.

 

06/06/2017

20

Automated to collection system using RFID and GSM

The invention discloses a system for automated payment of tolls,comprising of a toll reader at a toll station,-an RFID toll module coupled to a mobile device,the toll module consists of at least one RFID tag within a motor vehicle configured to wirelessly communicate with the RFID toll reader for a toll transaction. Once the RFID reader identifies the RFID tag, a predetermined amount is deducted from the vehicle owner's linked prepaid account. The toll system is linked to the mobile device such that the owner will receive confirmation of payment having been made as well as the location of the tollgate passed.

Loice Achieng Opere

06/10/2017

21

Propagation media mixer

The invention discloses a propagation media mixer which is a mixing machine used to mix different media ( sand, manure, topsoil, coco-peat and fertilizer). The media is fed into the mixing tank by three conveyors designed to carry media loads in ratios.in the tank, a mixing auger does the mixing by moving the media back and forth , up and down the mixed media is then fed to dispensing unit by an auger that is below the tank where it is packed into plastic bags. The two augers are moved by a motor that is powered by solar panels

Michael Mathenge

24/11/2017

22

Fish protein hydrolysate from dagaa (rastrineobola argentea) as nutritional component in microbial culture media

A process for producing nutritional component in microbial culture media derived from Oagaa (Rastrineobo/a argentea) fish hydrolysate (OFH) and Oagaa protein hydrolysate (OPH) and the product thereof

Pere Katherine

07/12/2017

23

Orange fleshed sweet potato thickened yoghurt

The invention discloses a yoghurt rich in vitamin A where the Vitamin A is provided by supplementation of the yoghurt with orange fleshed sweet-potato (OFSP).

Truphena Wanjiru Gikaara,

George Ooko Abong.

 

18/10/2018

24

Granary

The invention discloses a granary comprising of a body with two layers; the inner perforated layer and the outer layer, a slanting floor, super absorbent polymer located at the exit lid at bottom of the said slanting floor. The outer layer of the granary body comprise of galvanized steel for absorption of solar energy.

Duncan Onyango Mbuge,

Peter Kimani Kangethe,

Frankline Mwiti,

Paul Otieno Mboya,

Robert Mathenge,

Eliakim Mwachoni.

11/09/2018

25

Use of acetaminophen as a contraceptive

 

The invention discloses the use of acetaminophen as a pre-coital and post-coital contraceptive through the effect of acetaminophen on prostaglandin synthesis and activation of the cannabinoid system.

Anne Ndululu Ndeke,

Henry M’Ikiungu Mutembei,

Catherine Kaluwa Kaingu,

John Muthee.

29/04/2019

26

A hand sanitizing antiseptic with zinc oxide-silver nanocomposite as an active ingredient

The invention discloses a hand sanitizing antiseptic formulation comprising of use of zinc oxide-silver nanocomposite (ZnO-AgNPs) as the active ingredient

Kyomuhimbo Hilda Dinah

24/06/2019

27

Formulation for orally disintegrating pediatric paracetamol tablets

The invention provides an orally disintegrating paracetamol tablets for pediatric patients with increased bioavailability.

Samuel Gitau Ngugi, 

Nasser Nyambane Maragia Nyamweya

 

24/06/2019

     

Samuel Gitau Ngugi, 

Nasser Nyambane Maragia Nyamweya

 

24/06/2019

2. COMMERCIALIZED IP

 

S.No PRODUCT LICENSEE IP TYPE
1 Bio-fertilizer Mea (K) Ltd Knowhow/Trade mark
2 New Bean varieties Kenya Seed Ltd Plant Breeders Rights, Trade mark
3 New Bean varieties Elgon Seed (K) Ltd Plant Breeders Rights, Trade mark

 

2.INVENTIONS READY TO BE COMMECIALIZED/LICENSED

No.

Name

1

KCB13-01

 2

KCB13-02

3

KCB13-03

4

KCB13-04

5

KCB13-05

6

KCB13-06

7

KCB13-07

8

KCB13-08

9

KCB13-09

10

KCB13-10

11

KCB13-11

12

KCB13-12

13

KENYA TAMU

14

KENYA SAFI

15

KENYA MAVUNO

16

NPP670

17

ROSECOCO MADINI

18

KENYA MAUA

19

KENYA MAJANO

20

KENYA MADINI

21

KENYA CHEUPE

22

KENYA AFYA

 

23

KENYA ALMASI

For enquiries on the above technologies, email, ipmo@uonbi.ac.ke 

     

3. PATENTS AND UTILITY MODELS APPLICATIONS BY  UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

 

Name of inventor

Position

Type of Invention

Title/Summary of invention

  1.  

Dr. Peterson Guto

College of Biological and Physical Sciences

Patent

Differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetric sensor using Polyacrylic acid/glassy carbon electrode for simultaneous analysis of Lead(II), Cadmium(II) and Cobalt(II) ions

  1.  

Mr. Peter N jenga

Postgraduate

CBPS

Patent

Antimicrobial agents produced by Xenorhabdus griffiniae strain xn 45. This invention relates to antimicrobials used for treating infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

  1.  

Ms. Lorine Nanjala

Postgraduate

CBPS

  1.  

Mr. Musumba Awori

Postgraduates

CBPS

  1.  

Dr. Wanyonyi Wycliffe Chisutia

Department of Chemistry, College of Biological and Physical Sciences

Patent

Eco- friendly and clean method of processing hides and fish skins into leather using alkaline protease enzyme - The invention relates to an eco-friendly bio-processing method for the processing of hides and fish skin from Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) into leather, comprising mainly enzymatic treatment of the hide or skin with crude alkaline proteases enzyme in the pre-tanning steps.

  1.  

Prof. John Mmari Onyari

Department of Chemistry, College of Biological and Physical Sciences,

  1.  

Dr. Paul Mwanza Shiundu

Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology, The Technical University of Kenya

  1.  

Prof. Francis Jackim Mulaa

Lecturer

CBPS

-Department of Biochemistry, College of Health Sciences

  1.  

Njenga et al

Science and Technology Park

Patent

Medical Sunction Pump

  1.  

Ms. Margaret Wanjiku Murage

 

Patent

Increasing the consumption of essential long chain fatty acids through fortification of yoghurt with omega-3 pufa from Nile perch oil. These compositions are flavoured if desired.

  1.  

Dr. Jane Ambuko

Lecturer

CAVS

Patent

The Zero Energy Brick Cooler (ZEBC) is a cooling chamber that operates on the principle of evaporative cooling.

  1.  

Mr. Dennis Mutuma Jabani

Not in University- through Non Disclosure NDA Agreement

Utility Model

Solar - powered TV internet station

  1.  

Dr. Omondi Bowa A.

Lecturer

CHSS

Utility Model

Cooking gas cylinder transportation rack, -for holding down gas cylinders in a passenger vehicle

  1.  

Mr. Patrick Mulyungi

Undergraduate

College of Biological and Physical Sciences

Utility Model

Highway hydraulic electricity generator, a system for converting into electricity the compression force exerted on road surface by vehicles

  1.  

Dr. Joseph Chege

Not in University - through NDA

Patent

A drug for treating cancer, a safe amphilic drug identified as DCF-3856.

  1.  

Shadrack Mukoya Shitseswa

Education and External Studies

Utility models

Re-usable sanitary towels

  1.  

Kenneth Munene Kobia

ADD

Utility Model

Hardcart convertible to a sale store

 

4. OTHER TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE  FOR LICENSING

 

SNo Name of Technology Type Salient Non-Technical Features
1 ‘Miezi Mbili’ New Bush bean variety Large Grains and high resistance to most diseases.  Very early and suitable for cultivation  between 1000 and 2000metres above sea level.
  ‘SalDTECT’ Test Kit High sensitivity to presence of salmonella bacteria. Simple to use.
  ‘Royal Satima’ Mineral water High quality  mineral drinking water
  ‘NUCHEM’ Detergent All purpose cleaning  detergent with wide applicability in domestic  and industrial sectors

5.  PATENTS APPLICATIONS FOR 2017

 

 

Inventor

Description

  1.  

Science and Technology Park -STP

A non-pneumatic anti shock garment

  1.  

Science and Technology Park -STP

Generation of oxygen for medical use

  1.  

Susan Waiyego

 

Solid state lithium ion batteries

  1.  

Edwin Agoi

- Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology

 

Solar Charge Controller

  1.  

Dr. Antony Gitau Guto

Use of Coconut Oil in Control of  Tungiasis

  1.  

Davies Nyaigero Ateka

Neem seed extracts pest control formulation