Six researchers at Covenant University have been granted patent rights for 8 products, with the Head, Product Development Cluster, Professor James Omoleye, being a sole recipient of one of the patent rights and a co-recipient of 4 others
Professor Omoleye, a Professor of Chemical Engineering, was the sole beneficiary of the patent for the ‘Production of wine Brand from Hibiscus Sabdariffa’. He and Dr. (Mrs) Modupe Ojewumi, a faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering, were joint recipients of the patent right for the ‘Production of Protein Nutrient from Parkia Biglobosa Seed’.
The patent right for ‘Integrated Dual Powered Electric Automobile Engine’ was awarded to Professor Omoleye and Mr. Olusegun Igbamerun, a Senior Technologist at the Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation, and Discovery (CUCRID). Both were also jointly awarded the patent right for the invention of ‘Violation Self Reporting Vehicle Speed Limiter’.
Also, together with Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Ekem, Professor Omoleye earned a patent right for the ‘Production of Dry Fermented Ogi from Corn and Guinea Corn’.
Professor Francis Idachaba of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) was awarded patent rights for two products. They are ‘Pipeline Leak Inhibitor Tool for Onshore and Offshore Crude Oil Pipeline networks’ and ‘Offshore Pipeline Monitoring Tool’. Another faculty from the EIE Department, Dr. Victor Matthews, received a patent right for the invention of an ‘Intelligent Executive Chair’.
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, facilitated the award of patent rights to the Covenant University researchers. NOTAP, amongst other functions, promotes innovation, patenting and intellectual property; offers technology advisory and support services; and commercialisation of Research and Development results.