Intellectual Property

Patents Filed

  1. Mercury Methylation Genes in Bacteria and Archaea. (U.S. patent application 14/132,906). 2013 J. M. Parks and A. Johs.
  2. Method of Making Gold Thiolate and Photochemically Functionalized Microcantilevers. Boiadjiev, V., L. A. Pinnaduage, G. M. Brown, and T. Thundat (U.S. Patent application filed).

Invention Disclosures

  1. 2011. R. A. Hurt, Jr., and D. A. Elias. “Recovery of Nucleic Acid from Iron Oxide Complexed Clay Environments.”
  2. 2011. R. A. Hurt, Jr., and D. A. Elias. “Sequencing Intractable DNA to Close Microbial Genomes.”


The ORNL Mercury SFA is sponsored by the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research.