Internet Resources


EISG Grant Applicants / Inventors

 (Links updated 1/5/2005)


Main Resource Categories

1.  Patent Search Sites

2.  Literature Search Sites

3.  Inventor legal information

4.  Grant Writing Sites

5.  Funding Sources

6.  Technology Transfer/ Marketing Sites

7.  Federal Lab Sites

8.  Energy Technology Sites






Patent Search Sites:



US Patent and Trademark Office:

This site allows you to run patent searches of current patents and those dating back to 1976.   This site does include full patents and their associated graphics.  This site also answers questions about trademarks, patents and copyrights. 



National Congress Of Inventor Organizations:

A one-stop site with links to many useful sites.  Some of these sites include, Worldwide Patent Offices, Intellectual Property Desktop Reference Sources, U.S. government offices related to intellectual property rights, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Network (EREN).



InventorNet-The Inventor Network

Provides links to the US PTO, IBM Patent Server, European Community Patent and French Patents.



UK Patent Office:

Allows access to the UK Patent Office, European Patent Office and additional European national patent offices.



Japanese Patent Office:

This site allows the user to perform a keyword search for patents and other categories related to the JPO.  This site also contains statistics related to the JPO and provides general information and help with navigating this site.



European Patent Office:

Allows the user to search European databases related to patents, attorneys and conventions.



Worldwide patent offices:

A site that provides links to patent offices around the world.  Some of these include Australia, Croatia, Italy and more.







Literature Search Sites:



U.S. Government Printing Office:

This site has links to many government sites including the Legislative, Executive, Judicial branches plus regulatory, administrative decisions and other databases.



Library of Congress Online Catalog:

You can search this site by subject, name, title and more.



Office of Scientific & Technical Information

This site provides access to wide range of energy related research findings.


New York Public Library:

Users of this site can perform basic research on U.S. companies from company profiles, current news, background information, financial information, company web sites and more. 



Cornell University:

Provides access to databases that would be useful in a literature search.




This professional engineering society site will allow keyword searches that use the internet and the IEEE sites available.




This professional engineering society provides an online downloadable library with access to society publications and more.




A professional engineering society site that includes a technical resource section.



San Diego Public Library:

This site will let you access the San Diego Library on-line catalog or other internet resources, i.e. libraries from around the world.  You can only reserve copies if you possess a library card number and a pin number.  You cannot print from this site.



Santa Clara County Library:

This site allows you to access the San Jose Mercury News, LA Times on-line Encyclopedia Britannica, Rand California and other useful sites.  You can place holds on library materials if you have a library barcode.  You cannot print from this site.





Inventor legal information:



National Inventor Fraud Center:

A site that contains useful information for any inventor.  Provides tips and questions to ask marketing companies before any money changes hands.  This site also lets you check companies involved with patents to see if they are subject to any current litigation.




This site was established in 1993 by John Moetteli, an International IP Attorney featured on the Discovery Channel's Invention series. Mr. Moetteli is principal of Moetteli & Associés SàRL, a Swiss-based firm specializing in preparing and filing Patents and Trademarks for small and mid-size firms.



Patent Café:

A general inventor help site that answers commonly asked questions posed by inventors.  This site also provides information for lawyers as well as a multitude of other useful links.




A free site with lots of inventor resources including, how to get started with inventing, how to protect ideas and how to sell or license inventions.  This site also includes articles of interest to inventors.




A self-help law site with how-to law information on patents, wills, nda’s and more.





Grant Writing Sites:



EPA Grant Writing Tutorial:

A useful site for grant writing tips.



Grantwriter: (Fee based service)

This group will provide multiple services including grant funds search, grant proposal development, grant research, grant proposal review and grant proposal evaluation.





Funding Sources:



Small Business Innovations Research:

A DOE sponsored program that provides grant money for technical research.



Inventions and Innovations Program:

The I&I grant program that funds proof of concept and initial prototyping projects.  The areas of research that are funded are specific to what the DOE designates.



Small Business Administration:

A great site with multiple funding links and more to help anyone involved in small business.




Technology Transfer/ Marketing Sites:



The Licensing Decision:

This DOE document is designed to help small businesses and independent inventors better understand intellectual property licensing. It provides straightforward, clear descriptions of the major issues facing inventors and small firms including making decisions to license for business reasons, finding a licensee, and negotiating a license.


From Invention to Innovation: 

This DOE handbook is designed to guide inventors through the commercialization process—from concept to engineering prototype to production to market penetration. This process requires inventors to answer questions about the market, competition, business structure, and legal and regulatory requirements. The lessons learned of over 400 inventors have been incorporated into this volume.  A book that provides step-by-step information on how to take an idea from a concept to the market.


Inventor Assistance Source Directory:

This DOE directory can be used to locate organizations that provide assistance to inventors and entrepreneurs.  It may also help assistance providers locate others who may supplement services.


University of Southern California:

This site provides information on technology transfer and includes a catalog of technologies that the ETTC is promoting.


National Technology Transfer Home Page:

This site provides information on technology licensing along with a host of resources related to technology transfer.


National Center for Manufacturing Sciences:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest cross-industry collaborative research and development consortium in North America, and is the only consortial effort in the U.S. devoted exclusively to manufacturing technologies, processes and practices. NCMS has nearly two decades of experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, and is backed by corporate members representing virtually every sector of the manufacturing community.


TechExchange Online:

This site includes many different categories and databases including a latest technologies database, a professional directory listing multiple companies and groups, plus many other useful categories for performing literature searches



Points of Contact within Technology Transfer Organizations 


Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

Charles W. Briggs, Office of Research and Technology Applications, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415; phone: (208) 526-0441; fax: (208) 526-0876; E-mail:


Brookhaven National Laboratory

Margaret Bogosian, Office of Technology Transfer, Building 902-C, Upton, Long Island, NY 11973; phone: (516) 282-7338; fax: (516) 282-3729


DOE Energy Technology Engineering Center

Donna Sahagian, P.O. Box 7930, Canoga Park, CA 91309; phone: (818) 586-5040; fax: (818) 586-5118

Todd Zdorkowski, Office of Research and Technology Applications, 311TASF, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011;phone: (515) 294-5640; fax: (515) 294-3751; E-mail:

Fuel Cell Research

Crystal Sharp, DOE

(304) 285-4442.


 Argonne National Laboratory

Don Mingesz, Industrial Technology Development Center, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Building 900, Argonne IL 60439; phone: (708) 252-2030; fax: (708) 252-5230


Environmental Measurements Laboratory

Philip W. Krey, 376 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014-3621; phone: (212) 620-3619; fax: (212) 620-3600


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Cheryl Fragiadakis, Technology Transfer Department, Mail Stop 90-1070, Berkeley, CA 94720; phone: (510) 486-7020; fax: (510) 486-6457: E-mail:


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David C. Conrad, P.O. Box 808, L-795 Livermore, CA 94550 phone: (510) 422-7839; fax: (510) 423-8988


Los Alamos National Laboratory

Pete Lyons, Industrial Partnership Office, IPO, Mail Stop C-331, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545; phone: (505)665-9090; fax: (505) 667-4098

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Superconductivity

Randy Tremper

(505) 665-2134


Morgantown Energy Technology Center

Rodney Anderson, P.O. Box 880, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880; phone: (304) 285-4709; fax: (304) 285-4403; E-mail:


National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research

Herbert A. Tiedemann, U.S. Department of Energy, Bartlesville Project Office, P.O. Box 1398, Bartlesville, OK 74005;phone: (918) 337-4293; fax: (918) 337-4418


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Richard Marczewski, Technology Transfer Office, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401; phone: (303) 275-3005;fax: (303) 275-3040


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Mary M. Loges, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117; phone: (423) 576-3756; fax: (423) 576-3643; E-mail:


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

William R. Martin, Technology Transfer, 701 SCA Building, MS 8242, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8242; phone: (423) 576-8369; fax: (423) 576-9465


Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Marv Clement, DOE Economic Development Office, Office of Research and Technology Applications, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352; phone: (509) 375-2789; fax: (509) 372-4589; E-mail:


 Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center

Kay R. Downey, Office of Research and Development, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, MS 58-M217; phone: (412) 892-6029; fax: (412) 892-4152, e-mail:


Sandia National Laboratories

Dru Popper-Lopez, Sandia National Laboratories, Technology Transfer & Commercialization Program, Dept. 4202,P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185; phone: (505) 271-4278; fax: (505) 271-7867;

T. Michal Dyer, Sandia National Laboratories, California Technology Transfer 8800, P.O. Box 969, Livermore, California 94551-0969; phone: (510) 294-2678; fax: (510) 294-3389, E-mail:


Technology Transfer Contacts: DOE Headquarters

1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Office of Utility Technologies

William Richards, Program Manager for Technology Transfer; phone: (202) 586-5410; fax: (202) 586-5124


Office of Industrial Technologies

Marsha Quinn, Program Manager for Technology Transfer, phone: (202) 586-2097; fax: (202) 586-6507


Office of Transportation Technologies

Ann Hegnauer, Program Manager for Technology Transfer; phone: (202) 586-8014; fax: (202) 586-1637


Office of Technical and Financial Assistance

Roger Meyer, Director, Technology Transfer and Information Division; phone: (202) 586-9346; fax: (202) 586-5124


Office of Energy Research

Technology Transfer Program

Ann Marie Zerega, Program Manager; phone: (202) 586-3560; fax: (202) 586-3119


Office of Science Education and Technical Information

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 175 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Judy Gilmore, Program Analyst, phone: (423) 576-0344; fax: (423) 241-3826; E-mail:


Oakridge N L

Dave O’Kane- 615-576-0268

DOE Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing R&D

John R.Golovach






Federal Lab Sites:



National Renewable Energy Laboratory:

A DOE laboratory dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development and deployment.



Oak Ridge National Laboratory:

A DOE lab that conducts basic and applied research related to energy issues.  Other areas of work provided by ORNL include, isotope production, information management and technical program management.



Sandia National Laboratories:

Sandia is a Federal lab operated by Lockheed Martin Co.  Sandia’s work ranges from non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons to energy research.



Pacific Northwest National Laboratory:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides environmental science and technology service to the nation.  This site has links to energy, environmental, health and safety, information technology, national security and nuclear technology plus other related sites.



UC Irvine Federal Labs Link:

Has links to DOD Labs, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation and more.





Energy Technology Sites:


Main Technology Categories

1.  General

2.  Solar

3.  Wind

4.  Engines

5.  Motors

6.  Building End Use

7.  Turbines

8.  Fuel Cells

9.  Biomass








DOE Office of Science:

This site includes links to many different subjects including, physics, basic energy science, fusion and others.



DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network:

A DOE site with links to current DOE energy research including PV, hydrogen, solar building and others.



Stanford Energy Modeling Formula:

A forum designed for energy experts so they may meet to study energy and environmental problems.



UC Irvine Combustion Laboratory:

Conducts research in the areas of aeroengine propulsion, burner program, gas turbines and liquid fueled rockets.



San Diego State Combustion Lab:

This is a CSU lab studying various aspects of combustion.  Funding for projects has been provided by Nasa, Sun Micro Systems and the SDSU Foundation.



Alternative Fuel Vehicle Directory:

This site includes a directory of links to alternative fuel Web sites.



Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC):

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC) work includes all aspects of sustainable design and construction: energy efficiency, renewable technologies, daylighting, healthy indoor environments, traditional materials, and resource conservation.










Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network solar links:





These DOE sites provide information on technologies and initiatives concerning solar power.



National Renewable Energy Laboratory solar link:

This site provides information related to the national center for photovoltaics.



California Energy Commission links:



The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply.



American Solar Energy Society:

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy.



Florida Solar Energy Center:

A research institute of the University of Central Florida.



Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaics Program:

Sandia photovoltaics systems project ensures that photovoltaic systems perform to their potential.



Solar Energy Industries Association:

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors and installers. SEIA's primary mission is to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.



University of Florida CIMAR:

This is the solar lab for the University of Florida.  Some of the links include laboratories engaged in solar and renewable energy research, government organizations and other resources on the web and other sites.








NREL:  National Wind Technology Center

This site provides resources related to wind including a wind resource database.



DOE: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program

EREN wind energy link.



Sandia National Laboratories Wind Link:

A government lab site related to wind.









Engines (IC and Heat):



Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Automotive Laboratory:

A laboratory dedicated to the study and improvement of IC engines. Also contains links to major automotive companies such as Ford, GM and others.



University of Cambridge Department of Engineering:

Lists current research themes in internal combustion engines pursued by Cambridge.

A Wankel Rotary Combustion Engine website with history on Wankel and his engine.




This is a manufacturer of combustion systems and advanced technologies.






Electric Motors:



U.S. Electric Motors:

A developer of electric motors ranging from 1-4000 Hp.







Building End Use:



DOE-Office of Building Technology State and Community Programs:

Provides building information for homeowners, commercial building owners and operators, builders and more.



Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Building Technology Department:

This lab conducts research in the area energy efficiency in buildings.




A consumer information source for HVAC that includes contractors, manufactures and distributors.



Energy & Environmental Building Association:

This group promotes environmentally friendly buildings and communities through education.



Advanced Buildings:

This site provides environmentally sound products to improve building energy efficiency.









DOE-Advanced Gas Turbine Systems:

A government/industry partnership used to improve U.S. gas turbine technology.



American Society of Mechanical Engineers Internal Gas Turbine Institute:

A professional engineering society site.



Capstone Turbines:

A manufacturer of microturbines.



GE Power Systems:

A large producer of power products.



Solar Turbines:

A turbine developer with a long history of turbine production.

An educational site that explains what a gas turbine is and how it works.






Fuel Cells:



National Fuel Cell Research Center:

The NFCRC promotes fuel cell technology through research, development and demonstration.  This site also includes a technical database, information on fuel cells, educational resources and more.



California Energy Commission:

The CEC site provides a great many links to other hydrogen and fuel cell sites.



Ballard Power:

Ballard is a developer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.



Plug Power:

Another developer of PEM fuel cells.



FuelCell Energy:

Developer of fuel cells for power generation.



Schatz Energy Research Center:

The Schatz Energy Research Center is located on the Humboldt State University Campus in Arcata, California.  The center works towards establishing clean and renewable energy technologies in our society.




This site provides information on fuel cells including the different types, how they work and their benefits.  Also provided are many links to news and information regarding fuel cells.









California Energy Commission:

The CEC’s site on Biomass with links to other biomass information sites.



Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network-Biopower Program:

This group conducts research in advanced technologies for electricity generation from renewable biomass in the areas of combustion, cofiring, gasification and small, modular systems. This site also provides information on news, reports and frequently asked questions along with many other links.



Biomass Energy Research Association:

An association of biofuel researchers, companies and advocates that promotes education and research on renewable biomass energy and waste-to-energy systems.












The EISG Program does not maintain or control the content of the above linked sites and does not endorse any of the fee based services listed. 



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