AdvanSix Wins 2016 Edison Patent Award
December 6, 2016
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey (“Council”) recently announced 12 winners of the 2016 Edison Patent Awards. These winners – including AdvanSix Inc. – were honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3, 2016.
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AdvanSix inventors John V. Facinelli, Clark V. Brown, David J. Loy, Robert A. Houck, Jr., and Dana A. Germain received the patent award in the industrial process category for “Method and compositions for producing polymer blends” (U.S. 9,312,047). This patent is directed to a novel process that confers an innovative and flexible solution with reduced thermal heat-history particularly suitable for producing specialized polymer blend chemistries to enable multiple higher value global end-use applications. These applications include wire & cable jacketing, fish line, films, cable ties, and high performance injection molding compounds having a wide range of beneficial properties.
“The annual conferring of the Edison Patent Award has become a time honored tradition for New Jersey’s research community,” said Troy Sarich, Ph.D., Research & Development Council of New Jersey Chairman and Vice President of Real World Evidence at Janssen. “This state is home to some of the finest researchers in the world and an honor like this allows the hard work of both the organization and the researcher to shine beyond the four walls of the laboratory. The Council is proud to be leading this recognition effort.”
For nearly four decades, the R&D Council of New Jersey has placed a call for nominations for its Edison Patent Award. The Council then assembles a committee of top state researchers who review the nominations and judge them based on the significance of the problem researched, novelty and utility of the patent, and the patent’s commercial impact. Those with the highest scores are declared winners and join the ranks of the amazing researchers who are Edison Patent Award alumni. Recognizing that New Jersey is home to some of the most cutting edge patent work dating back to the 1800s, the Council developed this award to memorialize its most prolific inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, and to highlight the Garden State’s continuous pipeline of exceptional research and development work.