Patents

The group has seen a significant increase in protection of intellectual property generated through its research activities. It has a number of international patents awarded and this has led to the creation of spin-out companies.


1. Fibre reinforced Concrete - use of thin wire in concrete
Patent application number: GB2412402, WO03056112 (A1) , EP1466060 (A1), US2005129931 (A1), GB2383368 (A), CA2471608 (A1)

2. Reinforced concrete structural elements – shear reinforcement for flat slabs
Patent number: US6003281, WO9635029 (A1), EP0823954 (A1), GB2300654 (A), GB2300436 (A), EP0823954 (B1)

3. Repair and reinforcement of load bearing members – lateral confinement by prestressing high-strength metal straps
Patent number: GR3024360T, US5799451 (A1), GB2277332 (A), EP0694108 (B1)

4. BETONSTAHLBAUELEMENTE
Patent application number: AT219809T, GB19950009115 19950504; WO1996GB01058 19960503

5. Repair and reinforcement of load bearing members – lateral confinement by prestressing high strength straps
Patent number: WO9424391,

For more information, please contact Professor Kypros Pilakoutas, Tel +44 – 114 – 2225065

email : k.pilakoutas@sheffield.ac.uk