After 49 years as the world's leading cryonics organization in research, Alcor filed our first patent application! Alcor’s Manager of Engineering, Jacob Graber, envisions a novel and counterintuitive Intermediate Temperature Storage (ITS) system that may prove very promising for the field of cryonics. In partnership with an experienced intellectual property attorney, Alcor filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12, 2021 and named Jacob Graber as the inventor.
In the coming months Alcor will work with scientific advisors and the research committee to examine various embodiments disclosed within the patent application and determine the mathematical modeling and prototyping requirements that may lead to a proof of concept for a novel and sustainable ITS system. Once a determination is made regarding prototyping an ITS system, Alcor will review our fiscal budget to determine if/when we can make investments into this critically important research.
Alcor is very proud of Jacob’s accomplishment and we are excited to advance novel research in the field of cryonics that improves the care of patients entrusted to Alcor. To learn more about ITS, click on this LINK by Brian Wowk, PhD that was published in Cryonics, 3rd Quarter 2011. Please contact us to make a tax-deductible donation to support critical research and the advancement of Alcor’s Mission.