Thirty eight inventors were honored at the Patent Award ceremonies held Sept. 11 and 12 in Lakehurst, N.J., and at NAS Patuxent River, respectively.
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, or NAWCAD, Commander, Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, and NAWCAD Chief of Staff, David Gleisner, presented the awards.
NAWCAD currently holds 147 patents, Mahr said, with 57 of those being active patents, and 17 being patent applications pending at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. Additionally, 20 new inventions have been submitted to the command's legal office and are pending review by the NAWCAD Invention Evaluation Board.
Over the past decade, royalties on licenses using these patents brought in more than $1.9 million to the command. Of that amount, $869,000 was paid to the individual inventors.
Honorees not pictured are: James Goldie, John Oleksy, William Hafer, Steven Potter, Wilson Stacy, Eric Friets, Patrick Magari, Michael Jaeger, Simon Bush, Nellie Cabato, Joseph Jackson Jr., Ian McDermott, Laurence Wesson, Joseph Raevis, Zachariah Thull, Russell Shannon, Justin Tallent, Andy Hernandez-Fabian, Ivan Touevski, Glenn Shevach, James Withers, Lixin Wu, Raouf Loutfy, Marco Tedeschi, Bill Leach, Glenn Shevach, Michael Brazinski, Christopher Coughlin, Matthew Morrison, Jacob Abujaber and Steven Potter.