KSU Patents records

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Patents records

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Patents records

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University Patents records
Inclusive Date(s): 1993-2020
Author: Finding aid prepared by Shannon Simpson, February 2009
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Shannon Simpson using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Kent State University. Office of Technology Transfer
Extent: 4.33 cubic feet
Physical Location: 10th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0087
Abstract: This collection includes original and copied original patents held or once held by Kent State University. The patents were collected by the KSU Office of Technology Transfer and then forwarded to KSU's Special Collections. Correspondence regarding the movement of the patents is included along with Copyright Registration Certificate(s).
February 2020 - Amanda Faehnel
Language(s): The records are in English, Patents are in the language of the issuing country

History of Kent State University Patents

Kent State's Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development is the resource for Kent State to license its intellectual property and developing technologies. The office offers their non-exclusive technologies for licensing in the areas of; advanced materials, like liquid crystals and polymers, biomedical sciences, and information technologies of software and linguistics. Beginning in 2007, the OTT began entrusting its' issued original and original copied patents to KSU Special Collections and Archives. This collection was then developed in order to accommodate the growing collection of Patent materials.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of original and copied patents granted to KSU from countries around the world. Many are original documents issued to KSU by the United States Patent Office in areas of technology. The collection also includes a small section of correspondence between the KSU OTT (Office of Technology Transfer) and KSU's Special Collections and Archives. In addition, there is a limited section that includes KSU Copyright Registration Certificates. This is an ongoing collection and more patents will accumulate as they are issued by the U.S. Office.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged numerically according to the KSU number that has been assigned. If no KSU number is indicated, they are arranged numerically by U.S. Patent number. Patents available for licensing can be found on the OTT website. Individuals or groups interested in licensing any of the patents are encouraged to contact the OTT for details.

Related Material

Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute Records, 1965-[ongoing]

Restrictions on Use

Special Collections and Archives reserves no rights to the patents and copyrights within this collection. Permission to license patent materials must be attained from KSU's Office of Technology Transfer. Failure to attain permission from the Office of Technology Transfer for use of patents may result in legal action.

Preferred Citation

Kent State University Patents records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.


Additional materials are added to the collection on an annual basis.


For "An Inventor's Guide to Patents and Patenting" please contact the Office of Technology Transfer.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

KSU Office of Technology Transfer

Box 1
Correspondence and Copyright Registration Certificate, 2006-2008
Box 2
Patents 1-169, 1993-2000
Box 3
Patents 170-300, 1998-2013
Box 4
Patents 301-448, 2010-2017
Box 5
Patents ordered by U.S. Patent Number, 2018-2020