Patents & IP

Patents, Intellectual Property, & License

PATENTS: Characterization of Complex Porous Media (Multiphase Geomaterials)

  • Maghoul P.Liu H., Mantelet G., Shalaby A., Filed May 2021. Systems and Methods for In-situ Characterization of Permafrost Sites, US Provisional Patent No: 63/190,310.
  • Maghoul P.Liu H., Shalaby A., Systems and Methods for Ultrasonic Characterization of Permafrost and Frozen Soil Samples, PCT/CA2021/050826.
  • Maghoul P.Liu H., Shalaby A., Filed July 2020. Systems and Methods for Ultrasonic Characterization of Saturated Soil Samples, US Provisional Patent No: 63/051,067.

SOFTWARE LICENSES: Computational Tools for Geotechnical/Geophysical Applications

  • Liu H., Maghoul P., Shalaby A., April 2020. Intelligent MASW, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3776875, Under open-source Apache License 2.0. [Link]

Under license: Academic License (0.00$), for use by universities and colleges for research and/or teaching purposes.

Intelligent MASW is a fast computational tool for Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) tests.

  • Amini D., Maghoul P.Gatmiri B., Kamalian M., 2020. SiteQUAKE: a Seismic Site Effect Software. [Link]

Under two licenses: Academic License (0.00$), for use by universities and colleges for research and/or teaching purposes. Perpetual license, software updates included when available. No technical support provided; and Commercial License (250.00$) annually, for private sector use. 12-month license. License renewal is required for the continued use of the software and to obtain software updates. Technical support included.

SiteQUAKE  is a computational software developed mainly for 2D seismic site effect analyses. The product benefits from a hybrid Finite Element/Boundary Element (FE/BE) numerical framework which can be widely used in various geotechnical engineering problems.

  • Maghoul P., Gatmiri B., 2020. OpenPoroBEM: a Boundary Element Method (BEM) Software for multiphase porous media, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4291023, Under open-source Apache License 2.0. [Link]

Under license: Academic License (0.00$), for use by universities and colleges for research and/or teaching purposes.