ITSO boasts new IP-certified patents

Date Posted: September 15, 2023 at 02:56 PM

Two technologies from the University recently received intellectual property certifications from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). 

Portable and Versatile Cane with Gripping Mechanism, a project by Girrel John Dejuras, Joanner Paulus Fernandez, Alexander Mangilit, John Paul Joseph Robles, and Mr. Hubert Temprosa of the Computer Engineering Department was officially recognized, granting them the right to “restrain or prohibit any unauthorized person or entity from making, using, offering for sale, selling of importing product and importing any product obtained directly or indirectly from such process.” 

The utility model 22017050354 is a walking cane equipped with a remotely controlled gripping mechanism. A wrist device is partnered to the walking can that transmits data to a second device. It was designed with the elderly, the blind or anyone in need of an assistive device and with limitation of motion.  

Another tech, "Wearable Balance Monitoring and Feedback Training System" by Arvin Paul Bendo, Kristoffer James Leonen, Marjorie Mamonog and Engr. Evelyn Raguindin was also acknowledged, giving them the same legal rights as cane tech. 

The utility model 22017050355 addressed the falling incidence of the elderly by designing a device and method for training balance using a stability ball, exemplifying the collaboration of the engineering and rehabilitation medicine fields.