Patents and Patent Applications from University of Minnesota


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US20170301675 ULTRA HIGH DENSITY INTEGRATED COMPOSITE CAPACITOR  
Capacitors that can be formed fully on an integrated circuit (IC) chip are described in this disclosure. An IC chip includes a metal-oxide-silicone (MOS) capacitor formed from a MOS transistor...
US20170299904 SPIN MAGNETO-OPTICAL MODULATOR  
Techniques are described for a device that includes an optical channel configured to transport an optical signal. The device further includes a magnetic material with low optical absorption...
US20170299585 COMPOSITIONS, KITS, AND METHODS FOR CELL SEPARATION  
A cell-capturing substrate, methods of using the cell-capturing substrate that allow for label-free cell separation, and kits that incorporate the cell-capturing substrate.
US20170298391 CONDITIONAL RESCUE SYSTEM, CELLS, AND METHODS  
A conditional rescue system generally includes a gene transfer system, a polynucleotide including a nuclease-resistant target coding region, and a coding region encoding a conditionally-lethal...
US20170298168 GLUCOSE-BASED BLOCK COPOLYMERS  
An example block copolymer may include at least one poly(glucose-6-acrylate) (G6A) block. An example technique may include treating glucose-6-acrylate-1,2,3,4-tetraacetate (GATA) monomer and...
US20170297983 METHODS OF FORMING DIOL COMPOUNDS  
Methods of forming a C4 to C7 diol compound, the methods including a first step of reacting a C4 to C7 dicarboxylic acid with hydrogen (H2) gas on a first heterogeneous catalyst at a first...
US20170296825 BIOELECTRICAL MODULATION USING ROTATING OR SPATIALLY-SELECTIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS  
Described here are bioelectric modulation systems and methods for generating rotating or spatially-selective electromagnetic fields. A modulation system includes a multichannel electrode with...
US20170296140 VASCULAR CHARACTERIZATION USING ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
Ultrasound methods and/or systems provide for the motion tracking of both vessel wall motion and blood flow (e.g., with use of high frame rate ultrasound pulse echo data and speckle tracking both...
9790484 Silica encapsulated biomaterials  
The present invention relates to compositions for encapsulation of biomaterials in a silica-matrix. The present invention includes a composition for formation of a silica-matrix encapsulated...
9789176 Compositions and methods for inducing immune responses against bacteria in the genus staphylococcus  
This disclosure features compositions that include two or more staphylococcal toxoids and are useful for inducing protective immune responses against staphylococcal diseases.
9789136 Multipotent adult stem cells and methods for isolation  
The invention provides isolated stem cells of non-embryonic origin that can be maintained in culture in the undifferentiated state or differentiated to form cells of multiple tissue types. Also...
9788792 System for screening skin condition for tissue damage  
The present invention relates to a novel approach means of screening various skin surfaces, including hard to reach areas of the human body, as well as more commonly seen areas such as the foot....
US20170294699 NANOPILLAR-BASED ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE  
Nanopillar-based THz metamaterials, such as split ring resonator (SRR) MMs, utilizing displacement current in the dielectric medium between nanopillars that significantly increases energy storage...
US20170294698 MICROSCALE THREE-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME  
Functionalized microscale 3D devices and methods of making the same. The 3D microdevice can be realized with the combination of top-down (lithographic) and bottom-up (origami-inspired...
US20170294023 CONSTRAINED KEY FRAME LOCALIZATION AND MAPPING FOR VISION-AIDED INERTIAL NAVIGATION  
Estimation techniques for vision-aided inertial navigation are described. In one example, a vision-aided inertial navigation system (VINS) comprises an image source to produce image data for a...
US20170292931 MEMBRANE WASHING APPARATUS  
The present disclosure describes an apparatus including a waste compartment, a membrane compartment on the waste compartment, and a wash buffer reservoir on the membrane compartment. The membrane...
US20170292119 PICHINDE VIRUS REVERSE GENETICS SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE  
Provided herein are genetically engineered Pichinde viruses that include three ambisense genomic segments. The first genomic segment includes a coding region encoding a Z protein and a coding...
US20170291906 COMPOUNDS FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES  
Compounds of formula III: and salts thereof are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for preparing compounds of formula III, intermediates useful for preparing compounds of formula III and...
US20170291819 THREE-DIMENSIONAL POLYHEDRAL MICROSCALE GRAPHENE-BASED STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE  
Methods of making a microscale, free-standing, 3D, polyhedral, hollow, GO (or other graphene-based) structure using an origami-like self-folding approach. The origami-like self-folding process...
US20170289835 CHANNEL TRACKING AND TRANSMIT BEAMFORMING WITH FRUGAL FEEDBACK  
In general, this disclosure describes techniques for beamforming using limited feedback that exploit the spatio-temporal channel correlation and avoid the limitations of codebook-based feedback...
US20170286595 SCREENING OF LARGE-SCALE GENETIC INTERACTION NETWORKS  
Disclosed in some examples are methods including selecting a first plurality of single gene mutants from a pool of possible single gene mutants of an organism. The first plurality of single gene...
US20170280757 Umami-Enhanced Food Product and Method of Enhancing the Umami Taste of Food Products  
A pyroglutamic acid composition comprising pyroglutamic acid enhances the umami sensation of food products when topically applied. The pyroglutamic acid may be derived from a food product such as...
9778225 Magnetic search coil for measuring real-time brownian relaxation of magnetic nanoparticles  
A device includes an excitation coil, a detector coil, and a processing circuit. The excitation coil is aligned about a volume. The excitation coil is configured to carry a first and second...
9777372 Methods for manufacturing nano-gap and angstrom-gap articles  
A method for fabricating articles for use in optics, electronics, and plasmonics includes large scale lithography or other patterning and conformal deposition such as by atomic layer deposition.
US20170275659 RECOMBINANT CELLS AND METHODS FOR BIOSYNTHESIS OF ENT-ATISERENOIC ACID  
This disclosure describes recombinant cells and methods for microbial biosynthesis of ent-atiserenoic acid. Thus, in one aspect, this disclosure describes a recombinant cell genetically modified...
US20170273888 BIODEGRADABLE MICROSPHERES  
The present disclosure describes a plurality of microspheres that include carboxymethyl chitosan (CCN) crosslinked with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). The microspheres are biocompatible,...
US20170273588 Systems And Methods For Noninvasive Spectral-Spatiotemporal Imaging of Cardiac Electrical Activity  
A system and method for non-invasively generating a report of cardiac electrical activities of a subject includes determining, using cardiac electrical activation information, equivalent current...
US20170270241 ANALYSIS OF SINGLE CELL TRANSCRIPTOMICS  
Developmental, stem cell and cancer biologists are interested in the molecular definition of cellular differentiation. Although single-cell RNA sequencing represents a transformational advance for...
US20170269091 USP14 AS A BIOMARKER FOR PREDICTING RECURRENCE IN ENDOMETRIAL AND OVARIAN CANCER  
USP14 is a biomarker for recurrent disease and inhibition of USP14 is of therapeutic benefit for women with endometrial or ovarian cancer.
US20170267978 INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS  
Described herein is a major breakthrough in nuclear reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. Fusion of the powerful transcription activation domain (TAD) of MyoD to the...
9768005 Electrospray ionizer for mass spectrometry of aerosol particles  
A device and method are disclosed to apply ESI-based mass spectroscopy to submicrometer and nanometer scale aerosol particles. Unipolar ionization is utilized to charge the particles in order to...
9766074 Vision-aided inertial navigation  
This document discloses, among other things, a system and method for implementing an algorithm to determine pose, velocity, acceleration or other navigation information using feature tracking...
US20170261324 INVERSE SLIDING-WINDOW FILTERS FOR VISION-AIDED INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS  
This disclosure describes inverse filtering and square root inverse filtering techniques for optimizing the performance of a vision-aided inertial navigation system (VINS). In one example, instead...
9763055 Travel and activity capturing  
A mobile device includes a positioning module sampling at least a position of the mobile device at a sampling rate when active and a processor capable of determining whether a mobile device is...
9758775 TAL effector-mediated DNA modification  
Materials and Methods related to gene targeting (e.g., gene targeting with transcription activator-like effector nucleases; “TALENS”) are provided.
9757354 Therapeutic formulations and methods  
The invention provides compositions and methods for treating cyanide poisoning.
US20170255225 POLYSYNCHRONOUS STOCHASTIC CIRCUITS  
In some examples, a device includes an integrated circuit and two or more computational units configured to process respective stochastic bit streams in accordance with respective input clocks....
US20170252378 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPLANTATION OF COLON MICROBIOTA  
The present invention provides compositions that include an extract of human feces, and methods for using such compositions, including methods for replacing or supplementing or modifying a...
US20170252334 ATAXIA THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS  
A method for treating a subject having, or at risk of having, ataxia, generally includes administering to the subject an amount of a composition comprising a cholecystokinin receptor (Cck1R)...
US20170247350 RECOVERY OF MONOMER FROM POLYURETHANE MATERIALS BY DEPOLYMERIZATION  
Methods for recovering monomers from polymers, such as polyurethanes (including thermoset polyurethanes) include heating the polymer to depolymerize the polymer and release the monomer. The...
US20170246214 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPLANTATION OF COLON MICROBIOTA  
The present invention provides compositions that include an extract of human feces, and methods for using such compositions, including methods for replacing or supplementing or modifying a...
9745586 Therapeutic polynucleotides, compositions, and methods  
This disclosure describes, in one aspect, a composition that generally includes an xNA molecule comprising at least six nucleotides, in an amount effective to improve at least one indicator of...
9745530 Production of biodiesel from scum  
A method for production of a biodiesel is described herein. The method for production of a biodiesel comprises (a) separating solids from a waste oil composition to provide a clarified oil...
US20170244094 COMPOSITE MATERIAL HAVING DOMAINS OF LITHIUM OXOMETALLATES IN A MATRIX  
Composite materials having domains of lithium oxometallates in an electronically conductive matrix, and methods of making such composite materials are provided. Exemplary lithiated metals oxides...
US20170243680 MULTILAYER IRON NITRIDE HARD MAGNETIC MATERIALS  
The disclosure describes multilayer hard magnetic materials including at least one layer including α″-Fe16N2 and at least one layer including α″-Fe16(NxZ1-x)2 or a mixture of α″-Fe16N2 and...
US20170240627 SINGLE-CHAIN VARIABLE FRAGMENT ANTI-CD133 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF  
Disclosed herein are a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to human CD133 and single-chain variable fragments thereof. Also disclosed herein is a hybridoma that produces the monoclonal...
9737598 CD200 inhibitors and methods of use thereof  
The present invention provides in certain embodiments conjugates comprising at least one CD200 inhibitor and an adjuvant, and methods of reversing or modulating immune suppression in a patient...
9737244 Sensor having ferrogel with magnetic particles  
A sensor for detecting a condition includes a hydrogel configured to change thickness or volume in response to the condition. Magnetic particles are arranged in the hydrogel so that a magnetic...
US20170234830 ELECTROLYTE-GATED TRANSISTORS FOR DETECTION OF MOLECULES  
The disclosure describes methods, devices, and system that measure chemisorption potentiometrically for detection of target molecules. In one example, a device includes a semiconductor, an ionic...
US20170234817 LATERAL FLOW ASSAYS WITH THERMAL CONTRAST READERS  
Assays used in conjunction with a thermal contrast reader are disclosed. In the assay, the test strip includes materials that can develop a thermal response if a target analyte is present in a...