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Total patents found: [ 94 ]
Intravenous formulation and lc/ms/ms analysis method for gmc1

Inventors: Marc Cox, Oscar Ekpenyong, Huan Xie
Patent No. 10,010,564

Description:
This patent application embodies an intravenous formulation GMC1, GMC1 is a novel compound for the treatment of cancer and any other disease in which androgen, glucocorticoid and progesterone receptor function. The GMC1 molecule has shown excellent results in pre-clinical development which demonstrated the inhibition of tumor cell growth. Pre-clinical studies have also determined that GMC1 has a strong drug safety profile. The invention of a water-soluble and stable GMC1 formulation and a LC/MS/MS analytical method will enable further pre-clinical and clinical studies of GMC1. The unique mechanism of action of GMC1 has the potential to be a more potent and effective drug to treat metastatic prostate cancer.

Abstract:
Certain embodiments are directed to a GMC1 co-solvent formulation. The GMC1 co-solvent formulation described herein can be used for the treatment of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and other hormone-related conditions involving androgen, glucocorticoid, and progesterone receptors.

Issue Date: 07/03/2018
Application Date: 03/28/2017
Post Date: 05/08/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2016-023

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38033


Sea water reverse osmosis system to reduce concentrate volume prior to disposal

Inventors: Anthony Tarquin, Shane Walker, Guillermo Delgado
Patent No. 10,005,681

Description:
This patent application embodies a single-pass reverse osmosis water desalination process.

Abstract:
The present invention includes systems and methods for treatment of seawater RO system for recovering most of the water (i.e., 85-90%) from the concentrate of a brackish groundwater reverse osmosis treatment system that may use, e.g., a batch method. With proper pH control and antiscalant dosage, the batch-treatment SWRO system of the present invention can be used to recover water from silica-saturated RO concentrate without fouling the membranes. Silica concentrations of over 1,000 mg/L are attainable with relatively minimal pre-treatment of the silica-saturated feed solution.

Issue Date: 06/26/2018
Application Date: 03/30/2017
Post Date: 05/08/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2017-002

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38034


Materials with Water-Triggered Drug-Release Properties for Localized Therapeutics

Inventors: Juan Noveron, Shokooh Bahadorzadeh
Patent No. 9,987,363

Description:
This patent application relates to the field of drug delivery compositions and to the uses thereof, especially in medicine and health care and in particular localized medical delivery of drugs.

Abstract:
Methods, devices, and/or systems for providing a three-dimensional printing of a structure encapsulating a drug comprising at least one Zn(II) complexed with acrylate groups capable of forming a 3D structure and capable of encapsulating a drug.

Issue Date: 06/05/2018
Application Date: 01/17/2017
Post Date: 05/08/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-054

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38020


Antiparasitic Compositions and Methods Utilizing Substituted 5,5,7,7-Tetramethyl- 4,5,6,7-Tetrahydrothieno[2,3-C]Pyridine Derivatives

Inventors: Rachid Skouta, Rosa Maldonado
Patent No. 9,988,395

Description:
This patent application embodies a formula comprises a 5,5,7,7,tetramethyl-4,5,6,7 tetrahydrothieno [2,3-c]pyridine derivative to treat subjects infected by parasites. The dosage and concentration is nontoxic and does not cause serious side effects that requires close monitoring of the patient. This compound can be formulated to help a patient who lives in an area where the parasites are regularly found, or is at risk of parasite infection.

Abstract:
The present disclosure relates generally to systems, methods, and compounds for therapeutic use against parasitic infections. More particularly, the disclosure relates to anti-parasitic compounds, and methods for making and for using the anti-parasitic compounds, where the anti-parasitic compounds have the general formula: where X, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are defined more fully.

Issue Date: 06/05/2018
Application Date: 06/14/2017
Post Date: 05/15/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-040

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38133


Synthesis and Isolation of Crystalline Alkali Metal Arene Radical Anions

Inventors: Skye Fortier, Efrain Castillo
Patent No. 9,981,991

Description:
This patent application embodies technology generating reactive, organic radicals in solid or "bottleable" form through the reduction of aromatic hydrocarbons by alkali metals. The technology has been demonstrated by the synthesis and isolation of 12 compounds utilizing a range of alkali metals and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Abstract:
Certain embodiments are directed to a composition comprising a complex of the general formula [M(crown ether)(solvent)n][arene−•], wherein M is an alkali metal and method of making the same.

Issue Date: 05/29/2018
Application Date: 06/15/2016
Post Date: 05/07/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-050

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37984


Electronic Gaming Die

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Daniel Muse, Eric MacDonald, Rodolfo Salas, Francisco Medina
Patent No. 9,908,037

Description:
This patent involves an electronic die which includes an enclosure, a flexible substrate, a number of LEDs, a sensor, a processor and a battery. The LEDs are disposed on the outer face of each side of the flexible substrate and correspond to the integer assigned to that side. The die is manufactured using 3D printing of dielectric structures with conductive traces serving as electrical interconnects.

Abstract:
An electronic gaming die includes an enclosure, a flexible substrate, a number of light emitting diodes, a sensor, a processor and a battery. The enclosure has N sides where N is equal to or greater than 4. The flexible substrate folds into N sides and fits into an interior of the enclosure, wherein each side has an inner face, an outer face and is assigned an integer from 1 to N. The light emitting diodes are disposed on the outer face of each side of the flexible substrate, wherein the number of light emitting diodes equals the integer assigned to the side of the flexible substrate. The sensor, processor and battery are disposed on one of the inner faces of the flexible substrate.

Issue Date: 03/06/2018
Application Date: 07/10/2014
Post Date: 03/07/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2012-026

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37749


Axial-Flow Pumps and Related Methods

Inventors: Ahsan Choudhuri
Patent No. 9,909,588

Description:
This patent involves pumps that are capable of high exit flow rates of up to 25 milliliters per second and high pressure heads of up to 5 meters, at speeds up to 50,000 RPM. The pump can be either motor driven or turbine driven, providing many possible uses. This invention is aimed at miniature propulsion systems, but the pumps have uses in many industries unrelated to propulsion.

Abstract:
Miniature (mesoscale) axial-flow pumps including an inlet guide, a stator spaced apart from the inlet guide, and a rotor rotatably disposed between the inlet guide and the stator.

Issue Date: 03/06/2018
Application Date: 07/10/2010
Post Date: 03/07/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2008-007

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37748


Anisotropic Metamaterials for Electromagnetic Compatibility

Inventors: Raymond Rumpf, Cesar Garcia
Patent No. 9,893,432

Description:
This patent incorporates metamaterials to provide strong anisotropy and a mechanism for spatial variance. Reshaping near-fields around multiple components placed in close proximity can improve electromagnetic compatibility between components. SVAMs have been shown to be able to reshape the near-field around electrical devices by adjusting the orientation of the anisotropy as a function of position. The near-field takes on the same shape as the spatial variance. This sculpting behavior is the mechanism by which devices in close proximity can be electromagnetically decoupled to improve their compatibility.

Abstract:
An electromagnetic device includes: a first layer having a first material with a first dielectric constant, the first layer having a plurality of channels or holes filled with a second material with a second dielectric constant that is different from the first dielectric constant; and, a second layer having a plurality of antennas disposed on the first layer. Adjacent ones of the plurality of channels of the first layer have an average spacing therebetween of less than one quarter of an operating wavelength of at least one of the plurality of antennas.

Issue Date: 02/13/2018
Application Date: 06/16/2017
Post Date: 03/29/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-018

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37782


Extraction and Recovery of Yttrium and Rare Earth Elements

Inventors: Nicholas Pingitore
Patent No. 9,890,441

Description:
This patent extracts and recovers yttrium and other rare earth elements using direct acid leaching and heap leaching. The global demand for rare earth elements is ever increasing. These elements cannot be substituted by any other metals or synthetic substitutes because of its unique characteristics.

Abstract:
Methods for extraction and recovery of rare earth elements are disclosed. In one aspect, heap leaching with a leach solution comprising sulfuric acid is used to extract rare earth elements including yttrium and light and heavy rare earth elements.

Issue Date: 02/13/2018
Application Date: 11/13/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-039

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37652


Compositions and Methods Related to Doped Graphene Derived from Asphaltenes

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Eva Deemer
Patent No. 9,862,609

Description:
This patent a method of fabricating and doping of graphene from an inexpensive and widely available source. Crude oil is complex matrix of organic and inorganic species. Pitch is residue that is left after refining crude oil under vacuum and high temperatures. It is generally considered a waste and is usually the major component of road tar. The significance of this invention is that it forms highly useful and expensive graphenes and graphene devices form an inexpensive source that is generally considered waste.

Abstract:
Compositions and methods directed to producing metal-doped graphene and the metal-doped graphene derivatives from pitch are disclosed.

Issue Date: 01/09/2018
Application Date: 12/04/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-018

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37651


[1-3]-Thiazine-Fulleropyrrolo Derivatives of c60 and c70 as HIV-Inhibitor Agents

Inventors: Luis Echegoyen, Danisha Rivera-Nazario, Edison Castro Portillo, Zachary Martinez, Manuel Llano
Patent No. 9,856,272

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of medicine. More particularly, it concerns fullerene compositions and treatments using the same for HIV infection.

Abstract:
Certain embodiments are directed to fullerene derivatives tetrahydro-1H—C60-fulleropyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3]thiazine salts (Formula I) or tetrahydro-1H—C70-fulleropyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3]thiazine salts (Formula II). Certain further embodiments are directed to α, β, γ, and/or δ isomer of tetrahydro-1H—C70-fulleropyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3]thiazine salt.

Issue Date: 01/02/2018
Application Date: 11/04/2016
Post Date: 04/27/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-045

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37959


Photo-Switchable Fullerene-Based Materials as Interfacial Layers in Organic Photovoltaics

Inventors: Luis Echegoyen, Danisha Rivera-Nazario, Michael Irwin
Patent No. 9,837,611

Description:
This patent focuses on a fullerene-based layer for use between the anode and cathode layers of an organic photovoltaic device. This fullerene-based layer acts to reject electron conductance to the electrode, which increases charge extraction from the photo-active layer.

Abstract:
Design and use of photo-switching, fullerene-based dyads of the design x-D-y-Aor D-y-A-x as interfacial layers (IFL) for organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are described herein. The fullerene-based dyads and triads of the present invention contain electron-donating substituents such as porphyrins or phthalocyanines that exhibit charge separation states with long lifetimes upon irradiation, resulting in rejection of electrons reaching the electrode and concurrently promoting the conduction of holes. This phenomenon has a strong rectifying effect on the whole device, not just the interfaces, resulting in improved charge extraction from the interior of the photo-active layer. The invention further describes anchoring an IFL to the ITO surface as a monolayer, bilayer, or greater multilayers. One OPV design embodiment of the present invention embodiment involves the formation of covalent bonds via silane groups (-SiR3 ) as the anchor (x), to form siloxane bonds.

Issue Date: 12/05/2017
Application Date: 09/21/2012
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2011-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37649


Pharmaceutical Compositions Which Inhibit Fkbp52-Mediated Regulation of Androgen Receptor Function and Methods of Using Same

Inventors: Marc Cox, Leonard M. Neckers, Jane B. Neckers, Yeong Sang Kim, Aki Iwai, Yangmin Ning, Johanny Kugelman-Tonos, Heather A. Balsiger, Robert Fletterick
Patent No. 9,782,399

Description:
This patent application embodies pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52. MJC13 is a first-in-class drug for targeting the regulation of androgen receptor (AR) by FKBP52. Through binding a recently identified regulatory surface on AR (BF3), MJC13 prevents the FKBP52-receptor complex from dissociating resulting in the retention of AR in the cytoplasm. MJC13 was shown to effectively block AR signaling and AR-dependent cancer cell proliferation in a variety of human prostate cancer cell lines, and preclinical studies demonstrate impressive effects on tumor growth in a prostate cancer xenograft model.

Abstract:
Pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor. Compositions comprising the pharmaceutical composition, as well as methods of use, treatment and screening are also provided.

Issue Date: 10/10/2017
Application Date: 12/15/2015
Post Date: 04/27/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37960


Recovery of Regenerant Electrolyte

Inventors: Tom Davis
Patent No. 9,776,137

Description:
This patent addresses the current problem of recycling spent waste from salt regeneration. While utilizing electrodialysis to reduce the amount of discarded salt, the device helps treatment of aqueous solutions. Hard water is softened with minimal addition of salt, thus reducing the amount of discarded waste.

Abstract:
Methods, systems and compositions for recovery of regenerant ions from spent regenerant solution by utilization of electrodialysis are provided. For example, in certain aspects methods for separating spent regenerant using an electrodialysis system comprising selective membranes are described. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for treating a friable solid ion-removal material to prevent fragmentation during regeneration.

Issue Date: 10/03/2017
Application Date: 11/12/2009
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2010-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37648


Methods and Devices for Measuring Conductivity of Fluids

Inventors: Tom Davis
Patent No. 9,778,299

Description:
This patent is a sensor for detecting the breakthrough of hardness in a water softener measures a change in the conductivity of elongated cation-exchange material in contact with the treated water.

Abstract:
A sensor for detecting the breakthrough of hardness in a water softener measures a change in the conductivity of elongated cation-exchange material in contact with the treated water.

Issue Date: 10/03/2017
Application Date: 03/06/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2014-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37647


Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Singing Intended Notes

Inventors: Eric Freudenthal, Bryan Usevitch, Eric Hanson
Patent No. 9,773,426

Description:
This patent is a wearable assistive device that greatly improves the singing abilities of both novice and experienced singers by amplifying the fundamental frequency of one's voice to correct tone deafness.

Abstract:
A method and apparatus to facilitate tone challenged singers to sing intended notes. In one aspect, the singer determines a note to sing corresponding to an intended frequency fi. The singer utters a note continuously with fundamental frequency fu into a microphone of the natural ear apparatus. The note is processed by the apparatus to produce sound emphasizing the fundamental frequency fu and output through a speaker to the auditory organs of the singer. The singer detects differences between intended frequency fi and uttered fundamental frequency fu. The singer adjusts his vocal organs as he utters the note with the intention of changing fu to reduce difference between fi and fu.

Issue Date: 09/26/2017
Application Date: 02/01/2016
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2015-017

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37646


Anisotropic Metamaterials for Electromagnetic Compatibility

Inventors: Raymond Rumpf, Cesar Garcia
Patent No. 9,768,515

Description:
This patent involves metamaterials providing strong anisotropy and a mechanism for spatial variance. Reshaping near-fields around multiple components placed in close proximity can improve electromagnetic compatibility between components. SVAMs have been shown to be able to reshape the near-field around electrical devices by adjusting the orientation of the anisotropy as a function of position. The near-field takes on the same shape as the spatial variance. This sculpting behavior is the mechanism by which devices in close proximity can be electromagnetically decoupled to improve their compatibility.

Abstract:
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a device having one or more electromagnetic components embedded in an anisotropic metamaterial (AM) comprising an array of asymmetric unit cells comprising a substrate forming a plurality of channels or spaces having at least one material with different electromagnetic properties included in the channels or spaces in the first material forming an anisotropic metamaterial.

Issue Date: 09/19/2017
Application Date: 06/24/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-018

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37645


Method of Making Photovoltaic Cell

Inventors: David Zubia, Jose Cruz-Campa, Xiaowang Zhou
Patent No. 9,685,580

Description:
This patent uses a nano-paterned substrate layer between n-type and p-type semiconductor layers. The nano-windows created within the substrate allow for a n-p junction between the semiconductor layers, which reduces defects in the crystal structure and increases efficiency.

Abstract:
A photovoltaic solar cell comprises a nano-patterned substrate layer. A plurality of nano-windows are etched into an intermediate substrate layer to form the nano-patterned substrate layer. The nano-patterned substrate layer is positioned between n-type semiconductor layer composed of n-type semiconductor material and a p-type semiconductor layer composed of a p-type semiconductor material. Semiconductor material accumulates in the plurality of nano-windows, causing a plurality of heterojunctions to form between n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer.

Issue Date: 06/20/2017
Application Date: 09/14/2016
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-062

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37644


Antiparasitic Effect Of Bis[3,5-Bis(Benzylidene)-4-Oxo-1-Piperidinyl] Amide Derivates

Inventors: Rosa Maldonado, Jonathan Dimmock, Miguel Vasquez, Umashankar Das
Patent No. 9,669,016

Description:
This patent is directed to compositions and methods for treating parasitic infections. Compounds have been identified from a library of anti-cancer drugs that serve as suitable agents for targeting trypanosomatids. Certain aspects of this invention are directed to methods of treating eukaryotic parasites (Leishmania major or Trypanosoma cruzi) by administering an effective amount of a derivative.

Abstract:
Embodiments are directed to compositions and methods for treating parasitic infections. Compounds have been identified from a library of anti-cancer drugs that serve as suitable agents for targeting trypanosomatids.

Issue Date: 06/06/2017
Application Date: 06/27/2016
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-023

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37643


Mucin-Associated Surface Protein as a Novel Vaccine Candidate Against Chagas Disease

Inventors: Rosa Maldonado, Igor Almeida, Carylinda Serna
Patent No. 9,566,320

Description:
This patent is a use of synthetic peptides derived from Trypanosoma cruzi antigens and their use in vaccination against trypomastigote infection and Chagas disease. A conserved region in the family of mucin-associated surface proteins (MASP) was used to analyze the expression of MASP at different points of invasion and proved to be important for host cell invasion, thus suggesting MASP as a candidate for vaccine development. A synthetic peptide, MASPsyn, was studied and showed efficacy in stimulating antibody and cytokine production necessary for resistance against the parasite.

Abstract:
Use of synthetic peptides derived from Trypanosoma cruzi antigens and their use in vaccination against trypomastigote infection and Chagas disease. T. cruzi uses several surface proteins to invade the host. In their role of protection, the surface proteins ensure the targeting and invasion of specific cells or tissues. A conserved region in the family of mucin-associated surface proteins (MASP) was used to analyze the expression of MASP at different points of invasion and proved to be important for host cell invasion, thus suggesting MASP as a candidate for vaccine development. A synthetic peptide, MASPsyn, was studied and showed efficacy in stimulating antibody and cytokine production necessary for resistance against the parasite.

Issue Date: 02/14/2017
Application Date: 09/24/2014
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-022

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37642


Photovoltaic Cell with Nano-Patterned Substrate

Inventors: David Zubia, Jose Cruz-Campa, Xiaowang Zhou
Patent No. 9,472,702

Description:
This patent implements a reaction to remove sulfur from gasoline at low temperature, at atmospheric pressure, and without the use of any oxidizing agents. These features allow for much cheaper removal of sulfur compounds from gasoline.

Abstract:
A photovoltaic solar cell comprises a nano-patterned substrate layer. A plurality of nano-windows are etched into an intermediate substrate layer to form the nano-patterned substrate layer. The nano-patterned substrate layer is positioned between n-type semiconductor layer composed of n-type semiconductor material and a p-type semiconductor layer composed of a p-type semiconductor material. Semiconductor material accumulates in the plurality of nano-windows, causing a plurality of heterojunctions to form between tn-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer.

Issue Date: 10/18/2016
Application Date: 11/19/2012
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-062

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37641


Method for Connecting Inter-Layer Conductors and Components in 3D Structures

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, David Espalin, Daniel Muse, Eric MacDonald, Francisco Medina
Patent No. 9,414,501

Description:
This patent embeds filaments such as wires or meshes into 3D printed  thermoplastic devices. Then an energy source is applied, generating heat,  allowing the formation of 3D structural  components, devices, or systems. The filaments can also be connected to other filaments and components

Abstract:
The present invention provides systems and methods for creating interlayer mechanical or electrical attachments or connections using filaments within a three-dimensional structure, structural component, or structural electronic, electromagnetic or electromechanical component/device.

Issue Date: 08/09/2016
Application Date: 03/14/2013
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-004B

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37639


Synthesis of Acidic Silica to Upgrade Heavy Feeds

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons
Patent No. 9,453,168

Description:
This patent uses a nano-paterned substrate layer between n-type and p-type semiconductor layers. The nano-windows created within the substrate allow for a n-p junction between the semiconductor layers, which reduces defects in the crystal structure and increases efficiency.

Abstract:
A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disposed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an addled silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C. wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.

Issue Date: 08/09/2016
Application Date: 03/14/2013
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-010

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37640


Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Rajab Abujnah, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali Qudah, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 9,293,266

Description:
This patent uses heavy crudes directly as photovoltaic devices and uses components of heavy crudes to construct photovoltaic cells, recycling waste products from oil refining.

Abstract:
Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises a photovoltaic device that comprises a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.

Issue Date: 03/22/2016
Application Date: 04/25/2014
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37715


Method and Apparatus for Detecting Subsurface Targets Using Data Inversion and a Temporal Transmission Line Model

Inventors: Ben Flores
Patent No. 9,291,710

Description:
This patent detects subsurface targets using data inversion and temporal transmission line model.

Abstract:
A method and apparatus for detects one or more subsurface targets by receiving a reflectivity data from two or more subsurface reflectors using a ground penetrating radar. The two or more subsurface reflectors may include the one or more subsurface targets and a medium surrounding the one or more subsurface targets. An impedance data for the two or more subsurface reflectors is calculated by inverting the reflectivity data using a temporal transmission line model with a “layer-peeling” method. One or more constitutive parameters of the two or more subsurface reflectors are calculated based on the impedance data. The one or more subsurface targets are detected based on a change in the one or more constitutive parameters.

Issue Date: 03/20/2016
Application Date: 10/29/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2013-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37723


Photovoltaic-Thermal (PV-T) System for Desalination

Inventors: Malynda Cappelle, Tom Davis
Patent No. 9,278,315

Description:
This patent is a photovoltaic/ thermal system that lowers energy consumption within a desalination plant.

Abstract:
A photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) system and a method of cooling photovoltaic (PV) cells in the system is described herein. Energy from an excitation source such as the sun hits the PV cells in the PV-T system causing heating that reduces PV efficiency. The PV cells are cooled by fluid in an intact heat-transfer system making a heated water byproduct while the PV cells release a form of energy. In addition, the PV-T system can be implemented in a desalination plant to harvest energy and heat for desalination processes. The present invention also includes methods for transferring heat from PV cells to the earth to improve PV performance and reduce thermal shock to the PV cells.

Issue Date: 03/08/2016
Application Date: 10/11/2011
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2011-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37720


Pharmaceutical Compositions Which Inhibit FKBP52-Mediated Regulation of Androgen Receptor Function and Methods of Using Same

Inventors: Marc Cox, Heather Balsiger, Aki Iwai, Yeong Kim, Jane Neckers, Leonard Neckers, Yangmin Ning, Johanny Torros de Leon
Patent No. 9,233,973

Description:
This patent consists of harmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor.

Abstract:
Pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor. Compositions comprising the pharmaceutical composition, as well as methods of use, treatment and screening are also provided.

Issue Date: 01/12/2016
Application Date: 07/21/2014
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37712


Dynamic Control of Voice Codec Data Rate

Inventors: Nigel Ward, David Novick, Timo Baumann, Shreyas Karkhedkar
Patent No. 9,208,798

Description:
This patent incorporates real-time voice codec adaptation to devote more bits to important speech. Adjusting the bitrate based on inferred value of each frame. Frame importance is predicted based on models of dialog dynamics. No assumption that all speech is equally valuable. Current voice codes adapt to channel characteristics, but lack any adaptation to importance, communicative value, or dialog/reverence. Speech importance increases from less important silence, in-breaths, fillers ("Um", "Well"), back channels ("Uh-huh"), disfluencies, false starts, and repetitions, to more important normal and critical content. Patent issued.

Abstract:
A method, system, and computer-usable non-transitory storage device for dynamic voice codec adaptation are disclosed. The voice codec adapts in real time to devote more bits to audio quality when it is most needed, and fewer bits to less important parts of utterances are disclosed. Dialog knowledge is utilized for compression opportunities to adjust the bitrate moment-by-moment, based on the inferred value of each frame. Frame importance and appropriate transmission fidelity is predicted based on prosodic features and models of dialog dynamics. This technique provides the same communications quality with less spectrum needs, fewer antennas, and less battery drain.

Issue Date: 12/08/2015
Application Date: 04/08/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2012-009

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37722


Magnetic Separation of Cells

Inventors: Thomas Boland, Sylvia Natividad, Julio Rincon
Patent No. 9,034,589

Description:
This patent works by combining inkjet printing technology and magnetic labeling of cells. By doing this, accurate cell counts for efficient disease diagnosis are obtained using an optical microscope and imaging software.

Abstract:
An apparatus, system, and method for magnetic separation of cells are disclosed. By combining inkjet printing technology and magnetic labeling of cells, accurate cell counts are obtained using an optical microscope. Mouse CD4+ lymphocytes are attached to micron sized magnetic beads and printed through a modified, commercial inkjet printer. The labeled cells are then attached to a glass slide covering a permanent magnet. Cell counts can be obtained by use of regular and inverted optical microscopes and imaging software. The magnetically-labeled beads are collected for evaluation on a modified polymer coupon that is placed in front of a permanent magnet and the unlabeled cells fall into an excess container. Flow cytometry results verify the presence of the CD4+ protein on the LBRM-33 lymphocytes membrane. Protein-specific attachment of magnetic microspheres to the lymphocytes is utilized for sorting CD4+ lymphocytes.

Issue Date: 05/19/2015
Application Date: 03/22/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2012-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37721


LandFill Methane Enhancement Process

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Xiomara Carolina Kretschmer
Patent No. 8,956,854

Description:
This patent uses landfill exhaust gases to further heat the landfill and to add moisture to the landfill. In addition, the landfill exhaust can be routed to a separate tank to cultivate algae as a biofuel feedstock.

Abstract:
A zero-discharge landfill process is disclosed herein. The process described in the present invention recycles the exhaust gases from a combustion engine which reheats the landfill and provides moisture. Additionally, the CO2 from the exhaust gases releases additional methane. Methane production in landfills can thus be enhanced by the method of the present invention. Furthermore, a portion of the exhaust gas can be used to cultivate algae in a cultivation tank. The cultivation of the algal species is enhanced in the presence of water, CO2, CO, and the elevated temperatures. Optionally, a first portion of the cultivated algae can be passed through the landfill to increase methane production in the landfill and a second portion of the cultivated algae can be transferred to a biodiesel production tank, for the conversion of the one or more algal oils and lipids to a biodiesel or a biofuel by a transesterification reaction

Issue Date: 02/17/2015
Application Date: 03/03/2011
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2008-008

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37706


Synthesis of Acidic Silica to Upgrade Heavy Feeds

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons
Patent No. 8,900,447

Description:
This patent implements a reaction to remove sulfur from gasoline at low temperature, at atmospheric pressure, and without the use of any oxidizing agents. These features allow for much cheaper removal of sulfur compounds from gasoline.

Abstract:
A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an acidified silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C., wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.

Issue Date: 12/02/2014
Application Date: 06/05/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-010

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37710


Pharmaceutical Compositions Which Inhibit FKBP52-Mediated Regulation of Androgen Receptor Function and Methods of Using Same

Inventors: Marc Cox, Heather Balsiger, Aki Iwai, Yeong Kim, Jane Neckers, Leonard Neckers, Yangmin Ning, Johanny Torros de Leon
Patent No. 8,859,207

Description:
This patent consists of pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor.

Abstract:
Pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor. Compositions comprising the pharmaceutical composition, as well as methods of use, treatment and screening are also provided.

Issue Date: 10/14/2014
Application Date: 05/04/2012
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37711


Reticulated Mesh Arrays and Dissimilar Array Monoliths by Additive Layered Manufacturing Using Electron and Laser Beam Melting

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Sara Gaytan, Francisco Medina, Lawrence Murr
Patent No. 8,828,311

Description:
This patent consists of dry sonication that is utilized to remove unmelted powder following electron and laser beam melting processes using additive manufacturing.

Abstract:
Compositions and methods for making a three dimensional structure comprising: designing a three-dimensional structure; melting the three-dimensional structure from two or more layers of a metal powder with a high energy electron or laser beam is described herein. The position where the metal is melted into the structure is formed along a layer of metal powder, wherein the location and intensity of the beam that strikes the metal layer is based on the three-dimensional structure and is controlled and directed by a processor. The instant invention comprises a novel dry state sonication step for removing metal powder that is not melted from the three dimensional structure.

Issue Date: 09/09/2014
Application Date: 05/14/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-017

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37716


Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Rajab Abujnah, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali Qudah, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 8,748,740

Description:
This patent uses heavy crudes directly as photovoltaic devices and uses components of heavy crudes to construct photovoltaic cells, recycling waste products from oil refining.

Abstract:
Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same are disclosed herein. The cell comprises: a first electrically conductive layer; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution, an asphaltene dye, and a second electrically conductive layer.

Issue Date: 06/10/2014
Application Date: 01/17/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37714


Pharmaceutical Compositions which Inhibit FKBP52-Mediated Regulation of Androgen Receptor Function and Methods of Using Same (NIH)

Inventors: Marc Cox, Aki Iwai, Heather Balsiger, Jane Neckers, Johanny Torros de Leon, Leonard Neckers, Yangmin Ning, Yeong Kim

Description:
This patent consists of pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor. 

Abstract:
Pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting Agents (FTAs) are provided. These compositions of the present invention are found to specifically recognize the FKBP52 regulatory surface on the androgen receptor and inhibit FKBP52 from functionally interacting with the androgen receptor. Compositions comprising the pharmaceutical composition, as well as methods of use, treatment and screening are also provided. 

Issue Date: 04/17/2014
Application Date: 09/14/2010
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38102


Methods of Attenuating Cognitive Deficits with Sulfonyl Fluorides

Inventors: Cesar Borlongan, Donald Moss, Isabel Sumaya
Patent No. 8,618,167

Description:
This patent relates generally to the fields of neurology and the pharmacotherapy. In particular, the present invention provides methods of improving cognitive deficits which occur following stroke and other conditions which interfere with the brain receiving the necessary blood supply or oxygen.

Abstract:
The present invention provides for methods of treating cognitive deficits resulting from interruption of blood supply and/or oxygen deficit by administering a therapeutically effective dose of a sulfonyl fluoride, such as methanesulfonyl fluoride and ethanesulfonyl fluoride. The underlying cause of the or oxygen deficit can be from stroke, trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other poisonings. This method also includes co-administering with sulfonyl fluoride with a therapeutically effective dose of a second agent.

Issue Date: 12/31/2013
Application Date: 08/14/2002
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-003

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37681


Filters, Illuminants, and Customized Spectral Profiles for Reducing Perceptible Changes in Appearance

Inventors: Carl Dirk
Patent No. 8,570,498

Description:
This patent relates generally to optics, spectroscopy, and illumination sources. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, This patent relates to customized spectral profiles and filters and illuminants having customized spectral profiles. Representative embodiments relate to customized spectral profiles that, when incorporated into a filter or illuminant (e.g., a filter or illuminant having the customized spectral profile), may be used for (a) protecting works of art or other objects that may be susceptible to perceptible changes in color, and/or (b) aesthetically rendering objects.

Abstract:
Customized spectral profiles, and filters and illuminants having a customized spectral profile, optimized to reduce light in one or more wavelength regions for which one or more pigments are relatively more susceptible to perceptible changes in appearance.

Issue Date: 10/29/2013
Application Date: 05/14/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-026

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37717


Treatment of Cancer with Complex Organic-Inorganic Pigment Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Siddhartha Das
Patent No. 8,563,595

Description:
This patent includes compositions and methods for treating cancer (ex. stomach and colon cancer). Generally, the present invention includes the use of novel compositions consisting of organic/inorganic complexes for the treatment of cancer. The organic dye or pigment can be used alone or complexed with a support during use. As used in this invention, a complex is an organic/inorganic dying composition wherein the organic material and the inorganic material interact with each other at the single molecule level or as molecular complexes.

Abstract:
The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating disorders of the skin or mucosa resulting from cancer therapies comprising: identifying a patient receiving cancer treatment; and administering to said patient an effective dose of a treated organic/inorganic complex material with an organic dye molecule or derivative thereof, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

Issue Date: 10/22/2013
Application Date: 11/13/2009
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2008-002

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37705


Table Board-Partition

Inventors: Jose Gabriel Davila Rangel, Angel Delgado, Noe Vargas Hernandez
Patent No. 8,539,888

Description:
This patent is an adjustable and transformative project table, dry erase board, and office partition.

Abstract:
A transforming project table, white erase board, and office partition all-in-one powered by a drive system is disclosed herein.

Issue Date: 09/24/2013
Application Date: 03/09/2012
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2010-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37718


Methods and Apparatus for Real-Time Monitoring of Cadmium Ion During Solution Growth of Cadmium Sulfide Thin Films

Inventors: David Zubia, Rafael Ordonez
Patent No. 8,518,737

Description:
This patent consists of ion molarity that is monitored in real-time when manufacturing a cadmium sulfide film for a solar cell. Monitoring the molarity of cadmium ions results in improved efficiency of the cadmium sulfide thin film. A reaction chamber with an anion-selective electrode monitors the cadmium ions in solution during formation of the solar cell layer. Patent issued.

Abstract:
The present invention provides a reaction chamber to monitor a metal ion in solution during the formation of a metal-sulfide layer on a substrate. The reaction chamber houses a solution of an ammonium ion, a metal ion and a buffer. The reaction chamber includes an anion-selective electrode in the solution to monitor the metal ion that measures the metal ion during metal-ammonium complex formation, metal-thiourea complex formation, metal sulfide composition formation, metal sulfide layer formation or a combination thereof.

Issue Date: 08/27/2013
Application Date: 08/31/2011
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2010-014

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37719


Hydrogel Constructs Using Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Brenda Mann, Christopher Elkins, Francisco Medina, Karina Arcaute, Luis Ochoa
Patent No. JP5270360 Japan

Description:
"This patent embodies a hydrogel construct that easily facilitates tissue regeneration using precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and chemical agents. Favorable diffusion patterns are created throughout the construct to ensure adequate nutrition to cells seeded with implanted scaffolds."

Abstract:
A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method and system for building cost-efficient biocompatible hydrogel constructs using stereolithography. Hydrogel constructs may be used in, for example, multi-lumen nerve regeneration conduits and other tissue engineering scaffolds with embedded channel architecture that facilitate tissue regeneration through possible incorporation of precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and other desired inert and/or active chemical agents and devices. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method of fabricating a hydrogel construct comprising: solidifying a first solution into a first construct layer with a first energy dosage using stereolithography, the first solution comprising: a first polymer; and a first photoinitiator, wherein the first polymer and first photoinitiator are of a first concentration.

Issue Date: 08/21/2013
Application Date: 04/24/2006
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38101


Synthesis of Acidic Silica to Upgrade Heavy Feeds

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons
Patent No. 8,480,881

Description:
This patent implements a reaction to remove sulfur from gasoline at low temperature, at atmospheric pressure, and without the use of any oxidizing agents. These features allow for much cheaper removal of sulfur compounds from gasoline.

Abstract:
A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an acidified silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C., wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.

Issue Date: 07/09/2013
Application Date: 06/11/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-010

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37709


Process for Separating Lipids From a Biomass

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Calvin Hildebrand, Joaquin Rodriguez
Patent No. 8,476,060

Description:
This patent consists of a chemical treatment used to separate lipids from algae cells after the algae cells are ultrasonically broken. Lipids can then be extracted using conventional methods.

Abstract:
A novel low cost separation process for separating lipid oil from an algal biomass for biofuel production is described herein. The process of the present invention comprises of two steps: (i) breaking the algae cells and (ii) separation of the lipid oils from the broken cells. The separated lipids are extracted by conventional techniques followed by conversion to a biofuel

Issue Date: 07/02/2013
Application Date: 04/02/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2008-009

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37707


Analytical Technique for Measuring Bound Glycerides in a Biodiesel Composition

Inventors: Wen-Yee Lee, Eva Deemer, Xiomara Carolina Kretschmer
Patent No. 8,476,075

Description:
This patent uses a fluorescent dye to detect residual starting materials in a biofuel. This allows for the amounts of starting materials to be adjusted, thus resulting in a higher quality biofuel.

Abstract:
A method of estimating the amount of unreacted starting materials (glycerides, methyl esters, etc.) and the composition of a biodiesel using TLC in conjunction with a lipophilic dye, Nile Red is described herein. The dye based TLC method of the present invention is convenient and provides significant advantages over existing methods for estimating the purity of a biodiesel composition.

Issue Date: 07/02/2013
Application Date: 04/06/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2008-010

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37708


Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Rajab Abujnah, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali Qudah, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 8,389,853

Description:
This patent uses heavy crudes directly as photovoltaic devices and uses components of heavy crudes to construct photovoltaic cells, recycling waste products from oil refining.

Abstract:
Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises: a first electrically conductive layer; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution, an asphaltene dye, and a second electrically conductive layer.

Issue Date: 03/05/2013
Application Date: 07/10/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2009-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37713


Hydrogel Constructs Using Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Brenda Mann, Christopher Elkins, Francisco Medina, Karina Arcaute, Luis Ochoa
Patent No. EU1883519 Europe

Description:
"This patent embodies a hydrogel construct that easily facilitates tissue regeneration using precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and chemical agents. Favorable diffusion patterns are created throughout the construct to ensure adequate nutrition to cells seeded with implanted scaffolds."

Abstract:
A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method and system for building cost-efficient biocompatible hydrogel constructs using stereolithography. Hydrogel constructs may be used in, for example, multi-lumen nerve regeneration conduits and other tissue engineering scaffolds with embedded channel architecture that facilitate tissue regeneration through possible incorporation of precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and other desired inert and/or active chemical agents and devices. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method of fabricating a hydrogel construct comprising: solidifying a first solution into a first construct layer with a first energy dosage using stereolithography, the first solution comprising: a first polymer; and a first photoinitiator, wherein the first polymer and first photoinitiator are of a first concentration.

Issue Date: 01/13/2013
Application Date: 04/24/2004
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38100


Molybdenum Sulfide/Carbide Catalysts

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Brenda Torres, Gabriel Alfonso, Sergio Fuentes
Patent No. CA2521944 Canada

Description:
This patent embodies a method of preparing a high surface area MoS2 catalyst.

Abstract:
The present invention provides methods of synthesizing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and carbon-containing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2-xCx) catalysts that exhibit improved catalytic activity for hydrotreating reactions involving hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrogenation. The present invention also concerns the resulting catalysts. Furthermore, the invention concerns the promotion of these catalysts with Co, Ni, Fe, and/or Ru sulfides to create catalysts with greater activity, for hydrotreating reactions, than conventional catalysts such as cobalt molybdate on alumina support.

Issue Date: 10/02/2012
Application Date: 04/07/2007
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38097


Methods and Systems for Integrating Fluid Dispensing Technology with Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Bart Chavez, Don Davis, Phillip Gallegos, Francisco Medina, Jeremy Palmer
Patent No. 8,252,223

Description:
"This patent is a 3D printing system capable of manufacturing fully functional electromechanical systems. The system efficiently builds single and multi-layered additively manufactured parts embedded with complex three-dimensional circuitry using direct-write. "

Abstract:
An integrated system and method of integrating fluid dispensing technologies (e.g., direct-write (DW)) with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies (e.g., stereolithography (SL)) without part registration comprising: an SL apparatus and a fluid dispensing apparatus further comprising a translation mechanism adapted to translate the fluid dispensing apparatus along the Z-, Y- and Z-axes. The fluid dispensing apparatus comprises: a pressurized fluid container; a valve mechanism adapted to control the flow of fluid from the pressurized fluid container; and a dispensing nozzle adapted to deposit the fluid in a desired location. To aid in calibration, the integrated system includes a laser sensor and a mechanical switch. The method further comprises building a second part layer on top of the fluid deposits and optionally accommodating multi-layered circuitry by incorporating a connector trace. Thus, the present invention is capable of efficiently building single and multi-material SL fabricated parts embedded with complex three-dimensional circuitry using DW.

Issue Date: 08/28/2012
Application Date: 12/23/2009
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-008

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37693


Preparation and Use of Chiral Zeolites for Liquid Chromatography

Inventors: Mohd Refaei, James Salvador
Patent No. 8,187,468

Description:
This patent is a zeolite with chiral pores for packing a liquid chromatography column.

Abstract:
The present invention relates to the preparation of chiral zeolites and their use in liquid chromatography. The zeolite material may be used in the chromatographic separation of mixtures of components, such as the separation of enantiomers

Issue Date: 05/29/2012
Application Date: 09/09/2009
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2007-003

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37704


Methods and Systems for Image-Guided Placement of Implants

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Buzuayehu Tedla

Description:
This patent embodies a system that automatically obtains anatomical data about a site and uses the data to accurately place a device or implant. Produces precise and reproducible data for use in medical procedures, including surgical implantation, tumor detection, pedicle screw insertion. Accurately determining implant placement using optimum trajectory, diameter, depth or placement. Patient-specific data alleviates injuries from improper device insertion or placement. Patents issued.

Abstract:
Methods and computer systems for determining the placement of an implant in a patient in need thereof comprising the step of analyzing intensity-based medical imaging data obtained from a patient, isolating an anatomic site of interest from the imaging data, determining anatomic spatial relationships with the use of an algorithm, wherein the algorithm is optionally automated.

Issue Date: 03/14/2012
Application Date: 04/28/2004
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2003-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38099


Method for Detecting and Tagging Scene Changes

Inventors: Victor De La Garza, John Moya,David Saenz
Patent No. 8,107,714

Description:
This patent is a system that detects differences in scenes captured by a camera.

Abstract:
Methods for determining a difference between a reference scene and a test scene are provided. An automated process calculates a power of the reference scene and a power of the test scene. The difference between the power of the reference scene and the test scene determines whether there is a variance between the reference scene and the test scene. Variance can be reported to allow further evaluation of the test scene. For example, if the difference exceeds a threshold, the automated process may provide the test scene to a human inspector for further evaluation. Alternatively, the test scene may be provided to a computer for further evaluation.

Issue Date: 01/31/2012
Application Date: 01/08/2006
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-006

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37696


Methods and Devices for Determining Quality of Services of Storage Systems

Inventors: Seetharami Seelam, Patricia Teller
Patent No. 8,099,565

Description:
This patent relates generally to computer storage systems and more particularly, to providing storage service and associated service sharing methods that allow traffic from multiple customers to access the storage system concurrently. The methods proposed and the apparatus of the present invention provide quality of service in terms of latency, bandwidth, and service time for workloads from the customers.

Abstract:
Methods and systems for allowing access to computer storage systems. Multiple requests from multiple applications can be received and processed efficiently to allow traffic from multiple customers to access the storage system concurrently.

Issue Date: 01/17/2012
Application Date: 03/25/2008
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2006-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37701


CUSTOMIZABLE SPECTRAL PROFILES FOR FILTERING

Inventors: Carl Dirk
Patent No. 8,009,278

Description:
This patent relates generally to optics and spectroscopy. More particularly, This patent relates to techniques for generating customized spectral profiles, which can be used to generate corresponding optical filters. Representative embodiments relate to spectral profiles that may be used to generate optical filters that (a) protect works of art, (b) aesthetically render objects, and/or (c) correct the rendering of an object.

Abstract:
Methods for generating a customized spectral profile, which can be used to generate a corresponding filter. A trial source spectrum is generated. An uncorrected lamp source spectrum is determined. One or more optical indices are calculated using the trial source spectrum or the uncorrected lamp source spectrum, and one or more of the optical indices are optimized by varying the trial source spectrum to generate the customized spectral profile.

Issue Date: 08/30/2011
Application Date: 12/29/2009
Post Date: 05/08/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37990


Methods for Multi-Material Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Francisco Medina, Christopher Elkins
Patent No. 7,959,847

Description:
This patent is a multiplematerial 3D printing system. Lasers and sensing systems are used for building cost-efficient and time-saving multi-material, multi-functional and multi-colored prototypes, models and devices.

Abstract:
Methods and systems of stereolithography for building cost-efficient and time-saving multi-material, multi-functional and multi-colored prototypes, models and devices configured for intermediate washing and curing/drying is disclosed including: laser(s), liquid and/or platform level sensing system(s), controllable optical system(s), moveable platform(s), elevator platform(s), recoating system(s) and at least one polymer retaining receptacle. Multiple polymer retaining receptacles may be arranged in a moveable apparatus, wherein each receptacle is adapted to actively/passively maintain a uniform, desired level of polymer by including a recoating device and a material fill/remove system. The platform is movably accessible to the polymer retaining receptacle(s), elevator mechanism(s) and washing and curing/drying area(s) which may be housed in a shielded enclosure(s). The elevator mechanism is configured to vertically traverse and rotate the platform, thus providing angled building, washing and curing/drying capabilities. A horizontal traversing mechanism may be included to facilitate manufacturing between components of SL cabinet(s) and/or alternative manufacturing technologies.

Issue Date: 06/14/2011
Application Date: 02/09/2009
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37689


Hydrogel Constructs Using Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Karina Arcaute, Chrispother Elkins, Brenda Mann, Francisco Medina, Luis Ochoa
Patent No. 8,197,743

Description:
This patent is a hydrogel construct that easily facilitates tissue regeneration using precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and chemical agents. Favorable diffusion patterns are created throughout the construct to ensure adequate nutrition to cells seeded with implanted scaffolds.

Abstract:
A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method and system for building cost-efficient biocompatible hydrogel constructs using stereolithography. Hydrogel constructs may be used in, for example, multi-lumen nerve regeneration conduits and other tissue engineering scaffolds with embedded channel architecture that facilitate tissue regeneration through possible incorporation of precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and other desired inert and/or active chemical agents and devices. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method of fabricating a hydrogel construct comprising: solidifying a first solution into a first construct layer with a first energy dosage using stereolithography, the first solution comprising: a first polymer; and a first photoinitiator, wherein the first polymer and first photoinitiator are of a first concentration.

Issue Date: 06/10/2011
Application Date: 08/24/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37699


Methods for Selectively Inhibiting Janus Tyrosine Kinase 3 (JAK3)

Inventors: Robert Kirken, Izabela Fokt, Barry D. Kahan, Szymon Kosinski, Waldemar Priebe, Stanislaw M. Stepkowski
Patent No. 7,928,062

Description:
This patent relates to inhibition of proliferation and function of lymphocytes and other cells of lymphoid origin which contain the Janus tyrosine kinase (Jak3). More particularly This patent relates to therapeutic and testing methods using chemical agents which block lymphocyte function, especially regulation of immune activity. Still more particularly, This patent relates to selectively disrupting Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3) mediated cell activities and cell proliferation.

Abstract:
Methods are disclosed for inhibiting or disrupting Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3) dependent function in cells of lymphoid or myeloid origin, especially for blocking proliferation and function of lymphocytes (e.g., T-cells, B-cells). A Mannich base compound, or a derivative or modified compound, is employed which is capable of selectively inhibiting Jak3 while affecting other protein tyrosine kinase activities to a lesser extent or not at all, to provide beneficial effects such as mitigation of transplant rejection and alleviation of allergic responses with fewer side effects than with conventional immunosuppressive agents.

Issue Date: 04/19/2011
Application Date: 11/05/2007
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2006-769

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37703


Illumination Sources and Customizable Spectral Profiles

Inventors: Carl Dirk
Patent No. 7,929,130

Description:
This patent relates generally to optics, spectroscopy, and illumination sources. More particularly, This patent relates to techniques for generating customized spectral profiles, which can be used to generate corresponding optical filters, lamps, or illuminants that have a particular spectral profile as a feature. Representative embodiments relate to spectral profiles that may be used for (a) protecting works of art or other objects subject to photochemical degradation, (b) aesthetically rendering objects, and/or (c) correcting the rendering of an object.

Abstract:
Methods for generating a customized spectral profile, which can be used to generate a corresponding filter, lamp or other type of illuminant. A trial spectrum can be generated. A reference spectrum can be determined or otherwise obtained. A SOURCE spectrum can be determined or otherwise obtained. One or more optical indices can be calculated using the trial spectrum and one or more of the optical indices are optimized by varying the trial spectrum to generate the customized spectral profile. A radiation force parameter can be used to minimize unsafe build-up of light in spectral regions. Adaptations of color rendering parameters can be used in the optimization process. Smoothing parameters can be used to enable easier design of filter structures. A reflectance camera can be used to measure reflectance data at one or more pixels of a digital representation of an object to be illuminated.

Issue Date: 04/19/2011
Application Date: 09/21/2005
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-009

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37695


Hydrogel Constructs Using Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Karina Arcaute, Chrispother Elkins, Brenda Mann, Francisco Medina, Luis Ochoa
Patent No. 7,780,897

Description:
This patent is a hydrogel construct that easily facilitates tissue regeneration using precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and chemical agents. Favorable diffusion patterns are created throughout the construct to ensure adequate nutrition to cells seeded with implanted scaffolds.

Abstract:
A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method and system for building cost-efficient biocompatible hydrogel constructs using stereolithography. Hydrogel constructs may be used in, for example, multi-lumen nerve regeneration conduits and other tissue engineering scaffolds with embedded channel architecture that facilitate tissue regeneration through possible incorporation of precisely located bioactive agents, cells, and other desired inert and/or active chemical agents and devices. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a method of fabricating a hydrogel construct comprising: solidifying a first solution into a first construct layer with a first energy dosage using stereolithography, the first solution comprising: a first polymer; and a first photoinitiator, wherein the first polymer and first photoinitiator are of a first concentration.

Issue Date: 08/24/2010
Application Date: 04/22/2005
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-016

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37698


Luminous Bacteria and Methods for the Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Toxicants

Inventors: Jim Becvar, Laura Becvar
Patent No. 7,713,690

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of methods for identifying toxicants and/or isolated component substances in a sample. The types of samples which may be analyzed include either a solid sample, a liquid sample or a gaseous sample. The present invention also relates to the field of biological toxicant identification agents, as a particularly described luminescent biological reagent, for example the luminescent bacteria, are employed in the claimed isolation, identification and quantitation methods and techniques disclosed herein. The present invention also relates to the field of toxicant detecting kits, as a kit for the identification of toxicants is described employing a luminescent biological reagent.

Abstract:
Methods for the isolation and identification of a toxicant in a sample are disclosed. Luminescent biological agents (i.e., bacteria) having sensitivity to a toxicant or an isolatable component in a sample are used to provide visually discernable zones of luminescent inhibition in the presence of a toxicant (or) in the presence of an isolatable sample component as separated by paper or thin layer chromatography. Kits for use in conjunction with the identification of a toxicant in a sample are also described, which include a luminescent biological reagent as the visualizing agent. Particular examples of luminescent bacterial agents useful in the practice of the present invention include photobacterium leoganthi, photobacterium phosphoreum, Vibrio fischeri, Vibrio harveyi a luminescent fungi, a luminescent fish extract, a luminescent dinoflagellate and fluorescent microorganisms, such as Cypridina. Potential toxicants in a liquid sample, a solid sample, or in a gaseous sample may be identified and further chemically characterized using the described methods. The isolation of potential toxicants in a sample through the processing of a sample through a separation phase matrix such as chromatography paper or TLC plate, followed by exposure to luminescent biological agent, provides for a rapid and inexpensive method for identifying pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in a known or unknown sample.

Issue Date: 05/11/2010
Application Date: 02/08/2007
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 1991-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37665


Customizable Spectral Profiles for Filtering

Inventors: Carl Dirk
Patent No. 7,663,739

Description:
This patent relates generally to optics and spectroscopy. More particularly, This patent relates to techniques for generating customized spectral profiles, which can be used to generate corresponding optical filters. Representative embodiments relate to spectral profiles that may be used to generate optical filters that (a) protect works of art, (b) aesthetically render objects, and/or (c) correct the rendering of an object.

Abstract:
Methods for generating a customized spectral profile, which can be used to generate a corresponding filter. A trial source spectrum is generated. An uncorrected lamp source spectrum is determined. One or more optical indices are calculated using the trial source spectrum or the uncorrected lamp source spectrum, and one or more of the optical indices are optimized by varying the trial source spectrum to generate the customized spectral profile.

Issue Date: 02/16/2010
Application Date: 10/17/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37679


Methods and Systems for Integrating Fluid Dispensing Technology with Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Bart Chavez, Don Davis, Phillip Gallegos, Francisco Medina, Jeremy Palmer
Patent No. 7,658,603

Description:
"This patent is a 3D printing system capable of manufacturing fully functional electromechanical systems. The system efficiently builds single and multi-layered additively manufactured parts embedded with complex three-dimensional circuitry using direct-write. "

Abstract:
An integrated system and method of integrating fluid dispensing technologies (e.g., direct-write (DW)) with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies (e.g., stereolithography (SL)) without part registration comprising: an SL apparatus and a fluid dispensing apparatus further comprising a translation mechanism adapted to translate the fluid dispensing apparatus along the Z-, Y- and Z-axes. The fluid dispensing apparatus comprises: a pressurized fluid container; a valve mechanism adapted to control the flow of fluid from the pressurized fluid container; and a dispensing nozzle adapted to deposit the fluid in a desired location. To aid in calibration, the integrated system includes a laser sensor and a mechanical switch. The method further comprises building a second part layer on top of the fluid deposits and optionally accommodating multi-layered circuitry by incorporating a connector trace. Thus, the present invention is capable of efficiently building single and multi-material SL fabricated parts embedded with complex three-dimensional circuitry using DW.

Issue Date: 02/09/2010
Application Date: 03/31/2005
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-008

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37692


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 12/24/2009
Application Date: 06/19/2003
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38083


Illumination Sources and Customizable Spectral Profiles

Inventors: Carl Dirk
Patent No. 7,626,693

Description:
This patent relates generally to optics, spectroscopy, and illumination sources. More particularly, This patent relates to techniques for generating customized spectral profiles, which can be used to generate corresponding optical filters, lamps, or illuminants that have a particular spectral profile as a feature. Representative embodiments relate to spectral profiles that may be used for (a) protecting works of art or other objects subject to photochemical degradation, (b) aesthetically rendering objects, and/or (c) correcting the rendering of an object.

Abstract:
Methods for generating a customized spectral profile, which can be used to generate a corresponding filter, lamp or other type of illuminant. A trial spectrum is generated. A reference spectrum is determined or otherwise obtained. A SOURCE spectrum is determined or otherwise obtained. One or more optical indices are calculated using the trial spectrum and one or more of the optical indices are optimized by varying the trial spectrum to generate the customized spectral profile. A radiation force parameter can be used to minimize unsafe build-up of light in spectral regions. Adaptations of color rendering parameters can be used in the optimization process. Smoothing parameters can be used to enable easier design of filter structures. A reflectance camera can be used to measure reflectance data at one or more pixels of a digital representation of an object to be illuminated.

Issue Date: 12/01/2009
Application Date: 09/21/2005
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-009

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37694


Luminous Bacteria and Methods for the Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Toxicants

Inventors: Jim Becvar, Laura Becvar
Patent No. 6,673,563

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of methods for identifying toxicants and/or isolated component substances in a sample. The types of samples which may be analyzed include either a solid sample, a liquid sample or a gaseous sample. The present invention also relates to the field of biological toxicant identification agents, as a particularly described luminescent biological reagent, for example the luminescent bacteria, are employed in the claimed isolation, identification and quantitation methods and techniques disclosed herein. The present invention also relates to the field of toxicant detecting kits, as a kit for the identification of toxicants is described employing a luminescent biological reagent.

Abstract:
Methods for the isolation and identification of a toxicant in a sample are disclosed. Luminescent biological agents (i.e., bacteria) having sensitivity to a toxicant or an isolatable component in a sample are used to provide visually discernable zones of luminescent inhibition in the presence of a toxicant (or) in the presence of an isolatable sample component as separated by paper or thin layer chromatography. Kits for use in conjunction with the identification of a toxicant in a sample are also described, which include a luminescent biological reagent as the visualizing agent. Particular examples of luminescent bacterial agents useful in the practice of the present invention include Photobacterium leoganthi, Photobacterium phosphoreum, Vibrio fischeri, Vibrio harveyi a luminescent fungi, a luminescent fish extract, a luminescent dinoflagellate and fluorescent microorganisms, such as Cypridina. Potential toxicants, in a liquid sample, a solid sample, or in a gaseous sample may be identified and further chemically characterized using the described methods. The isolation of potential toxicants in a sample through the processing of a sample through a separation phase matrix such as chromatography paper or TLC plate, followed by exposure to luminescent biological agent, provides for a rapid and inexpensive method for identifying pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in a known or unknown sample.

Issue Date: 10/13/2009
Application Date: 09/18/2001
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 1991-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37663


Remote Sensing Device to Detect Materials of Varying Atomic Numbers

Inventors: Philip Cole
Patent No. 7,599,463

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of inspection systems. More particularly, This patent relates to a remote sensing device to detect materials of varying atomic numbers.

Abstract:
A remote sensing device for detecting materials of varying atomic numbers and systems and methods relating thereto. A system for identifying a material includes a photon beam flux monitor for resolving a high-energy beam. A method for identifying a material includes casting an incident photon beam on the material and detecting an emerging photon beam with an array of fission-fragment detectors, a first set of scintillator paddles, and a second set of scintillator paddles.

Issue Date: 10/06/2009
Application Date: 10/27/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-010

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37686


Luminous Bacteria and Methods for the Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Toxicants

Inventors: Jim Becvar, Laura Becvar
Patent No. 7,256,009

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of methods for identifying toxicants and/or isolated component substances in a sample. The types of samples which may be analyzed include either a solid sample, a liquid sample or a gaseous sample. The present invention also relates to the field of biological toxicant identification agents, as a particularly described luminescent biological reagent, for example the luminescent bacteria, are employed in the claimed isolation, identification and quantitation methods and techniques disclosed herein. The present invention also relates to the field of toxicant detecting kits, as a kit for the identification of toxicants is described employing a luminescent biological reagent.

Abstract:
Methods for the isolation and identification of a toxicant in a sample are disclosed. Luminescent biological agents (i.e., bacteria) having sensitivity to a toxicant or an isolatable component in a sample are used to provide visually discernable zones of luminescent inhibition in the presence of a toxicant (or) in the presence of an isolatable sample component as separated by paper or thin layer chromatography. Kits for use in conjunction with the identification of a toxicant in a sample are also described, which include a luminescent biological reagent as the visualizing agent. Particular examples of luminescent bacterial agents useful in the practice of the present invention include Photobacterium leoganthi, Photobacterium phosphoreum, Vibrio fischeri, Vibrio harveyi a luminescent fungi, a luminescent fish extract, a luminescent dinoflagellate and fluorescent microorganisms, such as Cypridina. Potential toxicants in a liquid sample, a solid sample, or in a gaseous sample may be identified and further chemically characterized using the described methods. The isolation of potential toxicants in a sample through the processing of a sample through a separation phase matrix such as chromatography paper or TLC plate, followed by exposure to luminescent biological agent, provides for a rapid and inexpensive method for identifying pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in a known or unknown sample.

Issue Date: 08/14/2009
Application Date: 10/17/2003
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 1991-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37664


Molybdenum Sulfide/Carbide Catalysts

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Brenda Torres, Gabriel Alfonso, Sergio Fuentes

Description:
This patent embodies a method of preparing a high surface area MoS2 catalyst.

Abstract:
The present invention provides methods of synthesizing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and carbon-containing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2-xCx) catalysts that exhibit improved catalytic activity for hydrotreating reactions involving hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrogenation. The present invention also concerns the resulting catalysts. Furthermore, the invention concerns the promotion of these catalysts with Co, Ni, Fe, and/or Ru sulfides to create catalysts with greater activity, for hydrotreating reactions, than conventional catalysts such as cobalt molybdate on alumina support.

Issue Date: 07/29/2009
Application Date: 04/07/2004
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38098


Multi-Material Stereolithography

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Francisco Medina, Christopher Elkins
Patent No. 7,556,490

Description:
"This patent is a multiple material 3D printing system. Lasers and sensing systems are used for building cost-efficient and time-saving multi-material, multi-functional and multi-colored prototypes,models and devices."

Abstract:
Methods and systems of stereolithography for building cost-efficient and time-saving multi-material, multi-functional and multi-colored prototypes, models and devices configured for intermediate washing and curing/drying is disclosed including: laser(s), liquid and/or platform level sensing system(s), controllable optical system(s), moveable platform(s), elevator platform(s), recoating system(s) and at least one polymer retaining receptacle. Multiple polymer retaining receptacles may be arranged in a moveable apparatus, wherein each receptacle is adapted to actively/passively maintain a uniform, desired level of polymer by including a recoating device and a material fill/remove system. The platform is movably accessible to the polymer retaining receptacle(s), elevator mechanism(s) and washing and curing/drying area(s) which may be housed in a shielded enclosure(s). The elevator mechanism is configured to vertically traverse and rotate the platform, thus providing angled building, washing and curing/drying capabilities. A horizontal traversing mechanism may be included to facilitate manufacturing between components of SL cabinet(s) and/or alternative manufacturing technologies.

Issue Date: 07/07/2009
Application Date: 07/30/2004
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37688


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 05/07/2009
Application Date: 06/19/2003
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38088


Removal of Arsenic from Water with Oxidized Metal Coated Pumice

Inventors: Pratap Reddy, Charles Turner
Patent No. 7,491,335

Description:
This patent removes arsenic from contaminated water. The arsenic in contaminated water binds to oxidized metal-coated pumice. Arsenic is a global health concern when occurring at high levels in a groundwater supply. This is an inexpensive and efficient way of removing arsenic from contaminated drinking water. Can be used in conjunction with ion exchange, reverse osmosis, adsorption, and electrodialysis reversal. Patent issued.

Abstract:
The current invention is concerned with methods and compositions for the removal of arsenic contamination from water. A method for binding As to oxidized metal coated pumice and method for making the same are disclosed. Water filters comprising oxidized metal coated pumice, such as oxidized iron coated pumice, are also provided.

Issue Date: 02/17/2009
Application Date: 05/13/2006
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-007

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37697


Sulfonyl Fluorides for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Inventors: Donald Moss

Description:
This patent relates generally to the fields of neurology and the pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease. More specifically, the present invention relates to the novel use of sulfonyl fluorides for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract:
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a sulfonyl fluoride and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Also provided is a method of treating Alzheimer's disease in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride. Further provided is a method of enhancing cognitive performance in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride.

Issue Date: 01/06/2009
Application Date: 08/26/1997
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-001GA

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38095


COLOR COMPOSITIONS

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette
Patent No. 7,429,294

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 09/30/2008
Application Date: 05/30/2006
Post Date: 05/08/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37991


Methods and Systems for Rapid Prototyping of High Density Circuits

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Bart Chavez, Don Davis, Phillip Gallegos, Francisco Medina, Jeremy Palmer
Patent No. 7,419,630

Description:
This patent is a 3D printing system to provide increased micro-fabrication and micro-stereolithography. The system achieves reductions in size, mass and manufacturing cycle times of low voltage electrical systems.

Abstract:
A preferred embodiment provides, for example, a system and method of integrating fluid media dispensing technology such as direct-write (DW) technologies with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies such as stereolithography (SL) to provide increased micro-fabrication and micro-stereolithography. A preferred embodiment of the present invention also provides, for example, a system and method for Rapid Prototyping High Density Circuit (RPHDC) manufacturing of solderless connectors and pilot devices with terminal geometries that are compatible with DW mechanisms and reduce contact resistance where the electrical system is encapsulated within structural members and manual electrical connections are eliminated in favor of automated DW traces. A preferred embodiment further provides, for example, a method of rapid prototyping comprising: fabricating a part layer using stereolithography and depositing thermally curable media onto the part layer using a fluid dispensing apparatus.

Issue Date: 09/02/2008
Application Date: 04/22/2005
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2005-018

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37700


Color Compositions and Methods of Manufacture

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette
Patent No. 7,425,235

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints, pigments, colorants and coatings. More specifically, it provides for novel color compositions and methods of making them.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay.

Issue Date: 08/27/2008
Application Date: 02/10/2006
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-007

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37691


Methods for Selectively Inhibiting Janus Tyrosine Kinase 3 (JAK3)

Inventors: Robert Kirken, Izabela Fokt, Barry D. Kahan, Szymon Kosinski, Waldemar Priebe, Stanislaw M. Stepkowski
Patent No. 7,365,096

Description:
This patent relates to inhibition of proliferation and function of lymphocytes and other cells of lymphoid origin which contain the Janus tyrosine kinase (Jak3). More particularly This patent relates to therapeutic and testing methods using chemical agents which block lymphocyte function, especially regulation of immune activity. Still more particularly, This patent relates to selectively disrupting Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3) mediated cell activities and cell proliferation.

Abstract:
Methods are disclosed for inhibiting or disrupting Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3) dependent function in cells of lymphoid or myeloid origin, especially for blocking proliferation and function of lymphocytes (e.g., T-cells, B-cells). A Mannich base compound, or a derivative or modified compound, is employed which is capable of selectively inhibiting Jak3 while affecting other protein tyrosine kinase activities to a lesser extent or not at all, to provide beneficial effects such as mitigation of transplant rejection and alleviation of allergic responses with fewer side effects than with conventional immunosuppressive agents.

Issue Date: 04/29/2008
Application Date: 12/09/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2006-769

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37702


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 04/02/2008
Application Date: 06/19/2013
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38082


Removal of Biological Pathogens Using Surfactant-Modified Zeolite

Inventors: Robert Bowman, Suresh Pillai, Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Patent No. 7,311,839

Description:
This patent is for a pathogen filter that quickly and effectively removes pathogens from a fluid using a portable filter. Pathogens removed include bacteria, viruses, and parasitic protozoa. The portable filter is well suited for long-term filtration for wells, potable water, a water bottle, in a filter packet, or in larger bodies of water. The filter comprises a surfactant-modified zeolite that conforms to variously-shaped openings in water sources, such as a well. Filter components can be manufactured in a variety of sizes for fast water rate discharge through the filter for long-term efficacy. Cheaply manufactured, the filter can be produced for around $0.50 per pound or less than $500 per cubic meter.

Abstract:
Systems and methods are described for removing biological pathogens using surfactant-modified zeolite (SMZ). A method for removing biological pathogens from a fluid or a fluid-based gel includes filtering the fluid or fluid-based gel using SMZs. A method for removing air-borne biological pathogens includes drawing air through a fluid layer or a fluid-based gel layer and filtering the fluid or the fluid-based gel layer using SMZs.

Issue Date: 12/25/2007
Application Date: 05/02/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-002

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37680


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 11/23/2007
Application Date: 06/19/2003
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38090


Synthesis of Quinones and Phenols on Solid Support

Inventors: Luis Martinez
Patent No. 7,226,661

Description:
This patent relates to combinatorial and solid phase organic chemistry, and more specifically to combinatorial chemistry as a tool for both chemical biology and drug discovery and as it relates to such areas as, for example, chemical genetics, genomics, and proteomics.

Abstract:
Generally, and in one form, the present invention is a method of making a benzene-modified compound on solid support that includes the steps of forming an (oxy)(aryl)carbene complex, esterifying the (oxy)(aryl)carbene complex to form an (ester)(aryl)carbene complex, and contacting the (ester)(aryl)carbene complex with a solid support such that the (ester)(aryl)carbene complex is bound to the solid support. In another form, the present invention includes compositions for the resulting (ester)(aryl)carbene complexes on solid support, such as any resulting solid support compounds formed after the initial coupling as well as those from any subsequent reaction, including those with linkers and on a solid support. The method and compositions of the present invention yield stable, durable, highly efficient and cost-effective as well as potentially biologically active lead compounds on solid support.

Issue Date: 06/05/2007
Application Date: 02/03/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-007

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37685


Molybdenum Sulfide/Carbide Catalysts

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Gabriel Alonso, Sergio Fuentes, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 7,223,713

Description:
This patent produces a MoS2 catalyst from ammonium and amine thiomolybdate under high temperature and pressure inside a batch reactor. This method also allows for doping the catalyst with a metal.

Abstract:
The present invention provides methods of synthesizing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and carbon-containing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2-xCx) catalysts that exhibit improved catalytic activity for hydrotreating reactions involving hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrogenation. The present invention also concerns the resulting catalysts. Furthermore, the invention concerns the promotion of these catalysts with Co, Ni, Fe, and/or Ru sulfides to create catalysts with greater activity, for hydrotreating reactions, than conventional catalysts such as cobalt molybdate on alumina support.

Issue Date: 05/29/2007
Application Date: 04/07/2004
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-004

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37682


Methods and Systems for Image-Guided Placement of Implants

Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Buzuayehu Tedla
Patent No. 7,194,120

Description:
This patent is an image-guided medical device placement system.

Abstract:
Methods and computer systems for determining the placement of an implant in a patient in need thereof comprising the step of analyzing intensity-based medical imaging data obtained from a patient, isolating an anatomic site of interest from the imaging data, determining anatomic spatial relationships with the use of an algorithm, wherein the algorithm is optionally automated.

Issue Date: 03/20/2007
Application Date: 05/29/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2003-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37687


System and Method for Field Testing a Tack Coat Layer

Inventors: Vivek Tandon
Patent No. 7,162,929

Description:
This patent is a device for determining the strength of a pavement or surface. This invention was designed to test the strength of a tack coat layer in road construction.

Abstract:
Methods and systems are disclosed for evaluating an adhesive layer such as a tack coat. In one embodiment, a portable apparatus is provided to test a tack coat layer prior to applying an overlay. The portable apparatus includes a tripod configuration placed on a surface, a plate conformed to the surface by a load and a torque wrench-applying a pull-off force to test the strength of the surface. In other embodiments, a portable apparatus is provided to test a tack coat layer prior to applying an overlay, where the portable apparatus does not include support members.

Issue Date: 01/16/2007
Application Date: 09/09/2004
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2004-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37690


Preparation of Amorphous Sulfide Sieves

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Gabriel Alonso, Mohd Refaei, Mohammad Siadati
Patent No. 7,132,386

Description:
This patent composes a method for producing a novel, high activity, very porous, and easily manufactured catalyst. The catalyst is produced without the use of solvents, has a narrow pore size distribution, and is devoid of undesirable residue.

Abstract:
The present invention involves methods and compositions for synthesizing catalysts/porous materials. In some embodiments, the resulting materials are amorphous sulfide sieves that can be mass-produced for a variety of uses. In some embodiments, methods of the invention concern any suitable precursor (such as thiomolybdate salt) that is exposed to a high pressure pre-compaction, if need be. For instance, in some cases the final bulk shape (but highly porous) may be same as the original bulk shape. The compacted/uncompacted precursor is then subjected to an open-flow hot isostatic pressing, which causes the precursor to decompose and convert to a highly porous material/catalyst.

Issue Date: 11/07/2006
Application Date: 04/07/2004
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-006

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37684


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette
Patent No. 7,052,541

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 05/30/2006
Application Date: 02/18/2003
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37683


Color Compositions

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Lori Polette

Description:
This patent relates to the field of paints and more specifically provides a novel long lasting, stable powder that can be incorporated into paints, plastics, and cements.

Abstract:
The present invention includes a paint or coating composition comprising an organic pigment or dye complexed to the surface of a layered or fibrous inorganic clay. A wide variety of paint colors can be obtained by varying the pH during the preparation as well as by varying the synthesis conditions and changing particle size of the clay. The paint has unprecedented stability.

Issue Date: 07/20/2005
Application Date: 06/19/2003
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2002-005

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38092


Radio Wave Measurement of Surface Roughness Through Electromagnetic Boundary Conditions

Inventors: Rosa Fitzgerald, Donald Barrick
Patent No. 6,862,922

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of radio waves. More particularly, This patent relates to measuring radio waves in the context of surface roughness. Specifically, a preferred implementation of This patent relates to the remote monitoring or measuring of the roughness statistics of surfaces.

Abstract:
Systems and methods for radio wave measurement of surface roughness using electromagnetic boundary conditions. A representative method includes measuring electromagnetic wave fields by monitoring a plurality of signals at several frequencies from different directions; obtaining a plurality of electromagnetic boundary conditions from the plurality of signals; and determining a roughness energy spectrum by utilizing the plurality of electromagnetic boundary conditions.

Issue Date: 03/08/2005
Application Date: 05/17/2002
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2001-003

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37678


Sulfonyl Fluorides for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Inventors: Donald Moss

Description:
This patent relates generally to the fields of neurology and the pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease. More specifically, the present invention relates to the novel use of sulfonyl fluorides for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract:
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a sulfonyl fluoride and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Also provided is a method of treating Alzheimer's disease in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride. Further provided is a method of enhancing cognitive performance in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride.

Issue Date: 05/19/2004
Application Date: 08/26/1997
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-001GA

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38094


Kit for the Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Toxicants

Inventors: Jim Becvar
Patent No. 6,340,572

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of methods for identifying toxicants and/or isolated component substances in a sample. The types of samples which may be analyzed include either a solid sample, a liquid sample or a gaseous sample. The present invention also relates to the field of biological toxicant identification agents, as a particularly described luminescent biological reagent, for example the luminescent bacteria, are employed in the claimed isolation, identification and quantitation methods and techniques disclosed herein. The present invention also relates to the field of toxicant detecting kits, as a kit for the identification of toxicants is described employing a luminescent biological reagent.

Abstract:
Methods for the isolation and identification of a toxicant in a sample are disclosed. Luminescent biological agents (i.e., bacteria) having sensitivity to a toxicant or an isolatable component in a sample are used to provide visually discernable zones of luminescent inhibition in the presence of a toxicant (or) in the presence of an isolatable sample component as separated by paper or thin layer chromatography. Kits for use in conjunction with the identification of a toxicant in a sample are also described, which include a luminescent biological reagent as the visualizing agent. Particular examples of luminescent bacterial agents useful in the practice of the present invention include Photobacterium leoganthi, Photobacterium phosphoreum, Vibrio fischeri, Vibrio harveyi a luminescent fungi, a luminescent fish extract, a luminescent dinoflagellate and fluorescent microorganisms, such as Cypridina. Potential toxicants in a liquid sample, a solid sample, or in a gaseous sample may be identified and further chemically characterized using the described methods. The isolation of potential toxicants in a sample through the processing of a sample through a separation phase matrix such as chromatography paper or TLC plate, followed by exposure to luminescent biological agent, provides for a rapid and inexpensive method for identifying pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in a known or unknown sample.

Issue Date: 01/22/2002
Application Date: 09/03/1999
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37666


Sulfonyl Fluorides for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Inventors: Donald Moss

Description:
This patent relates generally to the fields of neurology and the pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease. More specifically, the present invention relates to the novel use of sulfonyl fluorides for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract:
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a sulfonyl fluoride and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Also provided is a method of treating Alzheimer's disease in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride. Further provided is a method of enhancing cognitive performance in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride.

Issue Date: 02/09/2001
Application Date: 08/26/1997
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-001GA

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/38096


Luminous Bacteria and Methods for the Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Toxicants

Inventors: Jim Becvar, Laura Becvar
Patent No. 6,017,722

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of methods for identifying toxicants and/or isolated component substances in a sample. The types of samples which may be analyzed include either a solid sample, a liquid sample or a gaseous sample. The present invention also relates to the field of biological toxicant identification agents, as a particularly described luminescent biological reagent, for example the luminescent bacteria, are employed in the claimed isolation, identification and quantitation methods and techniques disclosed herein. The present invention also relates to the field of toxicant detecting kits, as a kit for the identification of toxicants is described employing a luminescent biological reagent.

Abstract:
Methods for the isolation and identification of a toxicant in a sample are disclosed. Luminescent biological agents (i.e., bacteria) having sensitivity to a toxicant or an isolatable component in a sample are used to provide visually discernable zones of luminescent inhibition in the presence of a toxicant (or) in the presence of an isolatable sample component as separated by paper or thin layer chromatography. Kits for use in conjunction with the identification of a toxicant in a sample are also described, which include a luminescent biological reagent as the visualizing agent. Particular examples of luminescent agents include photobacterium leoganthi, photobacterium phosphoreum, Vibrio fischeri, Vibrio harveyi a luminescent fungi, a luminescent fish extract, a luminescent dinoflagellate and fluorescent microorganisms, such as Cypridina. Potential toxicants in a liquid sample, a solid sample, or in a gaseous sample may be identified and further chemically characterized using the described methods. The isolation of potential toxicants in a sample through the processing of a sample through a separation phase matrix such as chromatography paper or TLC plate, followed by exposure to luminescent biological agent, provides for a rapid and inexpensive method for identifying pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in a known or unknown sample.

Issue Date: 01/25/2000
Application Date: 04/04/1991
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 1991-001

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37662


Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals with Creosote Plants

Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, William MacKay,Lori Polette, Kirk Tiemann
Patent No. 5,927,005

Description:
This patent relates generally to the field of phytoremediation. More particularly, This patent relates to methods of removing and possibly recovering a variety of contaminants such as, for example, metals, including heavy metals from soil using creosote (Larrea tridentata) plants.

Abstract:
Methods are described for the decontamination of soil containing heavy metals. In particular, these methods rely on phytoremediation using the plants of the species Larrea tridentata, the creosote bush. The methods are particularly directed at the decontamination of soil containing lead, copper, nickel and cadmium. The methods described herein are the first examples of phytoremediation using perennial plants which concentrate a high proportion of the scavenged metals in nonessential tissues, allowing the plants to be used continuously, rather than requiring repeated cycles of planting and harvesting entire plants in order to fully decontaminate the same area of land.

Issue Date: 07/27/1999
Application Date: 04/09/1997
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-088

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37677


Fast N-Bit by N-Bit Multipliers Using 4--Bit Multipliers and Cascaded Adders

Inventors: Michael Flahie, Buck Gremel
Patent No. 5,912,832

Description:
This patent relates to a method and apparatus for performing arithmetic operations and, more specifically, to digital adder and multiplier circuits.

Abstract:
A method and apparatus for n-bit by n-bit multiplication is disclosed using paralleled 4-bit by 4-bit multipliers and cascaded adder structures. The cascaded adder structures may be used to produce non-pipelined, integer, n-bit by n-bit multipliers with higher throughput than systolic array multipliers of similar geometries.

Issue Date: 06/15/1999
Application Date: 09/12/1996
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-087

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37676


Holographic Method and Materials to Detect and Prevent Forgery in Identity Cards

Inventors: Jean Robillard, Eric Chesak
Patent No. 5,835,245

Description:
This patent relates to the field of methods and materials for detecting and preventing forgery in identity cards and more particularly to detection methods that rely on the recording of microholograms using variable index materials on the surface of a card or card-like material for the purpose of identifying counterfeit cards. This may be accomplished by visualizing an original unaltered image of the card and comparing this image to a card being examined for authenticity, i.e., to detect alterations that have been made to a card.

Abstract:
Security and identity cards including at least one hologram of the card, or part of the card, are disclosed. Holographic methods and materials to detect and prevent forgery in identity cards such as credit cards and access cards to security areas are disclosed. This invention employs microholograms that are recorded in very small areas on the card and that are not readily visible to the bearer. Special recording materials for high efficiency holograms are used to allow the confinement of the recording in an about 10 to about 100 micron size area. Apparatus for the recording and reading of the holograms are also disclosed.

Issue Date: 11/10/1998
Application Date: 09/01/1994
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-085

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37674


Sulfonyl Fluorides for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Inventors: Donald Moss
Patent No. 5,798,392

Description:
This patent relates generally to the fields of neurology and the pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease. More specifically, This patent relates to the novel use of sulfonyl fluorides for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract:
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a sulfonyl fluoride and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Also provided is a method of treating Alzheimer's disease in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride. Further provided is a method of enhancing cognitive performance in an individual in need of such treatment, comprising the step of administering to said individual a therapeutically effective dose of methanesulfonyl fluoride.

Issue Date: 08/25/1998
Application Date: 08/28/1996
Post Date: 03/01/2018

UTEP Docket No. 2000-001GA

Link to the patent: http://expertise.utep.edu/node/37667