The 2020 Patents for Humanity awards recognize six recipients and two honorable mentions. An awards ceremony honoring the award winners premiered Thursday, September 17, 2020 on USPTO's Facebook page.
Watch a recording of the event.
Global Vision 2020: USee Vision Kit
USee Vision Kit™ provides prescription eyeglasses in a cost effective way to hundreds of people who normally lack access to vision care, particularly in remote parts of the world.
Sisu Global: Hemafuse
Hemafuse is a highly effective, mechanical alternative to transfusing donor blood. With a simple push and pull of a handle, Hemafuse can salvage, filter, and recycle blood from internal bleeding, without the use of electricity.
Sanaria: PfSPZ Malaria Vaccine
Sanaria developed a whole parasite vaccine for Malaria with an effectiveness rate exceeding that of most Malaria vaccines developed in recent years.
The Flexcrevator surpasses manual emptying by enabling fast, safe, and hygienic fecal sludge removal.
Utilizing state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor technology, the NEWgenerator can simultaneously recover nutrients, energy, and water from wastewater.
Nonspec provides affordable and highly adjustable prosthetic limb systems that can be taken off the shelf and adjusted in under an hour for amputees in need.
Learn more about the 2020 winners