Patent roll call, spring 2014

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At the core of the University of Minnesota’s culture of innovation and discovery are its talented staff and faculty. From disease treatments to high-tech materials, world-changing breakthroughs are the fruit of months’ or years’ worth of time, effort and knowledge from the U’s dedicated researchers. The patenting process is an important milestone for intellectual property as it transitions from university lab to real-world application.

Here’s a list of U of M faculty and their colleagues who recently acquired patents for their discoveries. Learn more about reporting an invention or contact the Office for Technology Commercialization at 612-624-0550 or umotc@umn.edu.

Recent patents

Active Transmit Elements for MRI Coils and Other Antenna Devices
Inventors: J. Thomas Vaughan
Charles Lemaire

Adiabatic Magnetization Preparation for B1 and B0 Insensitive High Contrast MRI
Inventors: Curtis Corum, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Steen Moeller, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Djaudat Idiyatullin, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Analgesic Agents
Inventors: Philip Portoghese, Pharmacy
Ajay Yekkirala, Pharmacology

Automatic Measurement of Speech Fluency (see license)
Inventor: Serguei Pakhomov, Pharmacy

Bioresorbable Embolization Microspheres
Inventors: Jafar Golzarian, Diagnostic Radiology
Lihui Weng, Diagnostic Radiology

Calixarene-based Peptide Conformation Mimetics, Methods of Use and Methods of Making
Inventors: Kevin Mayo, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Thomas Hoye, Chemistry
Xuemei Chen

Calixarene-based Peptide Conformation Mimetics, Methods of Use and Methods of Making
Inventors: Kevin Mayo, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Thomas Hoye, Chemistry
Xuemei Chen

Compositions and Methods for Controlling Infections
Inventors: Pat Schlievert, Microbiology
Marnie Peterson, Pharmacy

Compositions and Methods for the Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Disorders
Inventors: Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute
Bruce Blazar, Stem Cell Institute
Jakub Tolar, Stem Cell Institute

Detection Beyond the Standard Radiation Noise Limit Using Reduced Emissivity and Optical Cavity Coupling
Inventor: Joseph Talghader, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Detection Beyond the Standard Radiation Noise Limit Using Spectrally Selective Absorption
Inventors: Joseph Talghader, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryan Shea, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anand Gawarikar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Difference Using the Ligase Detection Reaction with Addressable Arrays
Inventors: George Barany, Chemistry
Maria Kempe, Chemistry

Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Differences Using Couple Ligase Detection and Polymerase Chain Reactions (patent 8597890)
Inventor: George Barany, Chemistry

Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Differences Using Couple Ligase Detection and Polymerase Chain Reactions (patent 8597891)
Inventor: George Barany, Chemistry

Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Differences Using Couple Ligase Detection and Polymerase Chain Reactions
Inventor: George Barany, Chemistry

Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequence Differences Using the Ligase Detection Reaction with Addressable Arrays
Inventors: George Barany, Chemistry
Maria Kempe, Chemistry

Estimating Frequency-offsets and Multi-antenna Channels in MIMO OFDM Systems
Inventors: Georgios Giannakis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xiaoli Ma

Estimating Frequency-offsets and Multi-antenna Channels in Mimo OFDM Systems
Inventors: Georgios Giannakis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xiaoli Ma, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Estimating Value of User’s Social Influence on Other Users of Computer Network System
Inventor: Jaideep Srivastava, Computer Science and Engineering

Ethanol-producing Microorganisms and Methods of Using
Inventors: Friedrich Srienc, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Alan Gilbert, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Cong Trinh, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Pornkamol Unrean, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

High Molecular Weight Derivatives of Vitamin K-dependent Polypeptides
Inventors: Gary Nelsestuen, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
Ronald Bach, Medicine
Stephen Harvey, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Matthew Stone

Image Sensor with High Dynamic Range Imaging and Integrated Motion Detection
Inventors: Jaehyuk Choi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Euisik Yoon, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Imaging Methods for Visualizing Implanted Living Cells
Inventor: John Kucharczyk

Intranasal Delivery of Therapeutic Enzymes to the Central Nervous System for the Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Inventors: Scott McIvor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
William Frey, Neurology
Daniel Wolf
Leah Hanson

Layered Zeolite Materials and Methods Related Thereto (see license)
Inventors: Michael Tsapatsis, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Frank Bates, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Sudeep Maheshwari

Magnetic Tunnel Junction Device
Inventors: Jian-Ping Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tofizur Rahman, Electrical and Computer Engineering

MAPC Generation of Lung Tissue
Inventors: Bruce Blazar, Stem Cell Institute
Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Pediatrics

Medical and Nutritional Applications of Highly Refined Cellulose
Inventors: Paul Addis, Food Science and Nutrition
Roger Ruan, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Joseph Keenan, Medicine
Daniela Geleva

Method and Apparatus for Producing a Fuel from a Biomass or Bio-Oil (see license)
Inventors: Aditya Bhan, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Michael Tsapatsis, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Lanny Schmidt, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Paul Dauenhauer, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Methods for Treating Bone Cancer by Administering a Nerve Growth Factor Antagonist Antibody
Inventor: Patrick Mantyh, Preventive Sciences

Modified Vitamin K-dependent Polypeptides
Inventor: Gary Nelsestuen, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Modified Vitamin K-dependent Polypeptides
Inventor: Gary Nelsestuen, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Multicomponent Immunogenic Composition for the Prevention of Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal (BHS) Disease
Inventor: Pat Cleary, Microbiology

Natriuretic Polypeptides
Inventors: Lincoln Potter, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Deborah Dickey, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Non-Static Suspension Culture of Cell Aggregates
Inventors: Wei-Shou Hu, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Kartik Subramanian, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Non-thermal Plasma Synthesis with Carbon Component (see license)
Inventors: Rongsheng Ruan, Bioproducts and Biosystem Engineering
Shaobo Deng
Zhiping Le
Yanling Cheng
Xiangyang Lin
Ling Chen

Production of Iron from Metallurgic Waste
Inventors: David Hendrickson, Natural Resources Research Institute
Iwao Iwasaki, Natural Resources Research Institute

Protein Nanorings
Inventor: Carston Wagner, Medicinal Chemistry

Pulse Gap Cycling for Improved SWIFT
Inventors: Curtis Corum, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Djaudat Idiyatullin, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Steen Moeller, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Solvent-borne Polymeric Bioactive Coatings for the Facilitated Removal of Biorganic Stains
Inventor: Ping Wang

System and Method for Dynamic Multi-Stage Test Administration for Detection of Cardiovascular Disease
Inventor: Jay Cohn, Medicine

System and Method for Producing Metallic Iron
Inventors: Rodney Bleifuss, Natural Resources Research Institute
David Englund, Natural Resources Research Institute
Iwao Iwasaki, Natural Resources Research Institute
Donald Fosnacht, Natural Resources Research Institute

Systemic Plant Conditioning Composition
Inventor: Tom Levar, Natural Resources Research Institute

Systems and Methods for Direct Communication Between Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
Inventors: David Lilja, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jian-Ping Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shruti Patil, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Andrew Lyle Jonathan Harms
Xiaofeng Yao

TAL Effector-mediated DNA Modification
Inventors: Dan Voytas, Center for Genome Engineering
Tomas Cermak, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Feng Zhang, Civil Engineering, Center for Genome Engineering
Michelle Christian

TAL Effector-mediated DNA Modification
Inventors: Dan Voytas, Center for Genome Engineering
Feng Zhang

Thermochemical Ablation of Bodily Tissue
Inventor: Erik Cressman, Diagnostic Radiology

Treating Cancer with Desthiazolyl Ritonavir (see license)
Inventors: David Potter, Hematology/Oncology
Rory Remmel, Pharmacy
Monica Milani
Anjaiah Srirangam
Ranjana Mitra

Triptolide Prodrugs
Inventors: Gunda Georg, Medicinal Chemistry
Ashok Saluja, Surgery
Rohit Chugh, Surgery
Selwyn Vickers, Surgery

Use of Bimodal Carbon Distribution in Compacts for Producing Metallic Iron Nodules
Inventor: Iwao Iwasaki, Natural Resources Research Institute