Patents and Patent Applications from Brigham Young University


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9897600 Flow-through sensor  
In one general aspect, a flow-through sensor can include a carbon nanotube structure including a parallel array of micro-channels, a catalyst coupled to an inner surface of at least one of the...
9889116 Use of equol for treating androgen mediated diseases  
Equol (7-hydroxy-3(4′hydroxyphenyl)-chroman), the major metabolite of the phytoestrogen daidzein, specifically binds and blocks the hormonal action of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in vitro and in...
9875311 Collaborative CAx updates  
A method, executed by at least one processor, may include storing, within a set of memory locations within a storage medium, data for a feature of an engineering object in a first client format...
US20180020536 FLEXIBLE AND CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS USING RIGID SUBSTRATES  
A flexible electronics assembly includes a single-piece substrate having two regions of rigidity separated by a localized region of flexibility. The localized region of flexibility has a lower...
9867836 Lavage and/or infusion using CSA compounds for increasing fertility in a mammal  
Increasing fertility in a mammal utilizes cationic steroidal antimicrobial (CSA) compounds and CSA-containing compositions. Such treatment in a mammal includes administering a formulation (e.g.,...
9867631 Surgical forceps  
Surgical forceps for gripping internal organs during minimally invasive surgery are provided. The surgical forceps can be a sanitizable sheet in a folded configuration that includes a first...
US20180011180 PHASED ARRAY RADAR SYSTEMS FOR SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES  
Phased array radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are disclosed. A disclosed example radar apparatus for a small UAVs includes a transmitter to transmit a transmit signal in the...
US20180000369 EXTRACTING APERIODIC COMPONENTS FROM A TIME-SERIES WAVE DATA SET  
A method is described for extracting aperiodic components from a time-series wave data set for diagnosis purposes. The method may include collecting time-series wave data within a controlled...
US20170357741 MULTI-USER CAx ASSEMBLY LOAD TIME REDUCTION WHILE MAINTAINING INTER-PART CONSISTENCY  
A method for loading an assembly for a CAx client includes determining referenced part IDs referenced by the assembly and for each referenced part ID, determining a latest applied command of saved...
US20170357251 OPERATION SERIALIZATION IN A PARALLEL WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT  
A method for multi-user CAx editing includes monitoring an operational state of a processor of a first CAx client, receiving, at a communication filter of the first CAx client, a first remote...
9840465 Antiviral compounds  
Compounds useful for treating and preventing viral infections including influenza are disclosed. Methods of treating or preventing viral infections, including influenza A infections are disclosed....
9839270 Device dispensing apparatus  
In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a container including a lid, and a cradle configured to support a device. The apparatus can include a lifting mechanism operably coupled to the...
9829386 Apparatus and method for determining denaturation thermograms of blood plasma or serum  
An apparatus for determining thermograms of blood plasma or serum includes two or more reaction vessels that each comprise a temperature sensing coil and a heating coil that is coaxial with and...
US20170337296 DATA PROTECTION IN CAX APPLICATIONS  
A method for multi-user CAx editing includes receiving a model of an engineering object, receiving a request to present a rendering of the model of the engineering object to a user on a display,...
US20170337215 DATA SHARING IN CAX APPLICATIONS  
A computer-implemented method for sharing CAx data includes receiving CAx data in a first CAx format from a first client, storing the CAx data in a plurality of alternate formats, receiving a...
US20170333232 Vascular Stents and Related Methods  
A vascular stent assembly includes at least a first and a second strut, each including a thickness and a depth. The assembly includes a pair of end radii, with each of the first and second struts...
US20170332632 MICROORGANISM-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Microbially-resistant materials are disclosed and described, along with devices, surfaces, and associated methods. Such materials can be coated onto device surfaces, system surfaces, structures,...
US20170326679 EFFORT MODULATION FOR PROCESS CONTROL OF FRICTION STIR OPERATIONS  
A system and method for making adjustments to output effort from a spindle driver using a multi-stage nested control loop of an active controller to provide constant power to a friction stir zone...
9816978 Apparatus for analysis of concrete including a reinforcing bar  
In one general aspect, a system can include a probe configured to be coupled to a concrete surface of a portion of concrete. The system can include a waveform generator configured to trigger flow...
US20170319677 TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE MULTIVALENT BORDETELLA AVIUM VACCINES  
The present invention is related to various vaccine compositions against Bordetella avium and methods for preparing and administering the various vaccine compositions. The present invention is...
9809613 Metal catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose to produce monomeric carbohydrates for transportation fuel and electrical production  
Methods and compositions for processing biomass using [Co(CN)5]3″ are disclosed. The resulting products include monomeric carbohydrate units that can also be converted to basic alcohols, including...
US20170304933 FRICTION STIR ADDITIVE PROCESSING AND METHODS THEREOF  
In a general aspect, a method includes filling at least a portion of a cavity of a component with an additive material, and mixing, using a friction stir tool, a material of the component with the...
US20170300759 AUTOMATED MULTIPLE TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SYSTEM  
For automated detection and tracking of multiple targets, an apparatus, method, and program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a camera that captures video data and a processor that...
9779184 Scalable multi-user CAD system and apparatus  
A system for scalable multi-user CAD may include a traffic consolidation server consolidating feature edits from CAD workstations editing one or more proximate regions of an engineering object....
9776859 Microscale metallic CNT templated devices and related methods  
A microscale device comprises a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the...
US20170269034 TWO-CHAMBER DUAL-PORE DEVICE  
Provided is a device comprising a channel through and defined by a plurality of layers surrounding the channel, the channel connecting a first and a second chambers separated by the plurality of...
9764375 Friction bit joining of materials using a friction rivet  
A system and method of joining at least two workpieces together using a friction rivet and a friction rivet cap that are friction stirred together after a cutting tip or cutting feature on the...
US20170258963 CATIONIC STEROIDAL ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DERMAL TISSUE  
This disclosure relates to dermal treatment compositions, such as dermal fillers and tissue glues, and injectable compositions that incorporate one or more cationic steroidal antimicrobials...
9751153 Effort modulation for process control of friction stir operations  
A system and method for making adjustments to output effort from a spindle driver using a multi-stage nested control loop of an active controller to provide constant power to a friction stir zone...
US20170240968 ALLELIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE  
The present invention provides methods for determining an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The methods include collecting a biological sample from an individual; genotyping a...
9742348 Foldable array of three-dimensional panels including functional electrical components  
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a foldable array of three-dimensional panels, which may include one or more functional electrical components. For instance, the three-dimensional multi-panel...
9739718 Flow-valve diagnostic microfluidic system  
A system for detecting concentration of a target in a solution where sample fluid is passed into a microchannel with wall coated with the receptor that reacts and crosslinks with the target to...
US20170232004 METHODS FOR TREATING FUNGAL INFECTIONS  
Disclosed herein are methods of treating fungal infections in a patient, comprising identifying a patient in need of treatment and administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one...
US20170219007 NON-PLANAR CLOSED-LOOP HINGE MECHANISM WITH ROLLING-CONTACT HINGE  
A hinged mechanism includes: panels; and hinges connecting respective pairs of the panels to each other in a closed loop so that the hinged mechanism is non-planar, wherein at least one of the...
US20170218616 MOMENT-RESISTING FRAMES, KITS FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF REPAIRING THE SAME  
Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to moment-resisting frames, kits for assembling such moment-resisting frames, and methods of repairing such moment-resisting frames. In an embodiment, a...
US20170210776 CATIONIC STEROIDAL ANTIMICROBIALS  
Disclosed herein are cationic steroidal antimicrobials (“CSA compounds” or “ceragenins”) and methods of making the same. Particularly advantageous methods are identified for the synthesis of CSA...
9696277 Two-chamber dual-pore device  
Provided is a device comprising a channel through and defined by a plurality of layers surrounding the channel, the channel connecting a first and a second chambers separated by the plurality of...
9694019 Compositions and methods for treating bone diseases and broken bones  
Disclosed herein are methods of promoting osteogenesis in a subject, comprising administering a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of at least one cationic steroid...
9686966 Methods and apparatus for cleaning or disinfecting a water delivery system  
Methods for cleaning or disinfecting water delivery systems, self-cleaning or self-disinfecting water delivery systems, and inserts for use in cleaning or disinfecting water delivery systems...
US20170174720 CATIONIC STEROIDAL ANTIMICROBIAL SALTS  
Disclosed herein are acid addition salts of cationic steroidal antimicrobials (“CSAs” or “ceragenins”) and methods of making the same. Particularly advantageous salt forms are identified, such as...
9678046 Gas chromatography using a thermal gradient that is substantially monotonically non-increasing and has a positive second derivative  
A system and method for thermal gradient gas chromatography wherein a front or injection end of a column is heated to a higher temperature than a back or detector end to thereby create a thermal...
US20170152280 SCAPHOPETALONE ANALOGS AND THEIR USES  
The present disclosure relates to scaphopetalone analogs, methods of making the analogs, and their uses.
US20170138964 Systems, Assays, and Methods for Determining Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease  
A method of determining risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in an individual, including assaying a biological medium obtained from the individual for a biomarker selected from Biomarker 1,...
US20170137459 HYDROPHOBIC CERAGENIN COMPOUNDS AND DEVICES INCORPORATING SAME  
A hydrophobic cationic steroidal anti-microbial (ceragenin) compound forms an amphiphilic compound having a hydrophobic sterol face and a hydrophilic cationic face. Medical devices can be made...
US20170128489 ORGANO-TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS  
Organo-transition metal complexes possess anti-viral inhibitory activity against influenza A, including the S3 IN mutant. The organo-transition metal complexes include a transition metal and at...
9648059 System and methods for multi-user CAx editing conflict management  
A multi-user CAx editing system may comprise a plurality of editing clients and a collaborative editing server. The server and editing clients may be collectively configured to: a) assign a...
9642651 Inverted serpentine spinal stability device and associated methods  
A spinal implant includes a plurality of frame segments that define a first frame array, the first frame array being coupled to a first mounting connection. A plurality of contiguous segments...
US20170121364 HYDROPHOBIC CERAGENIN COMPOUNDS AND DEVICES INCORPORATING SAME  
A hydrophobic cationic steroidal anti-microbial (ceragenin) compound forms an amphiphilic compound having a hydrophobic sterol face and a hydrophilic cationic face. Medical devices can be made...
US20170109120 METHOD FOR PREVENTING REFERENCE INVALIDATION WHEN REVERSING OPERATIONS IN SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATIVE APPLICATIONS  
A computer-implemented method for preventing reference invalidation when reversing operations in synchronous collaborative applications may include (i) storing, on a client, a shared model of an...
US20170108462 FABRICATION OF HIGH ASPECT RATIO TALL FREE STANDING POSTS USING CARBON-NANOTUBE (CNT) TEMPLATED MICROFABRICATION  
In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a substrate and a post disposed on the substrate. The post can include a plurality of nanotubes and extend substantially vertically from the...