Patents and Patent Applications from University of Nebraska


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US20170354471 Methods, Systems, and Devices Relating to Robotic Surgical Devices, End Effectors, and Controllers  
The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to improved robotic surgical systems, including robotic surgical devices having improved arm components and/or biometric sensors, contact detection...
9833427 Creatine ester anti-inflammatory compounds and formulations  
The present invention provides a creatine ester anti-inflammatory compound which may be received by animals and then metabolized into a biologically active form of creatine. The biologically...
9808428 Compositions and methods for the delivery of therapeutics  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the delivery of antivirals to a cell or subject.
9806869 Apparatus and method for transitting channel quality indicator and acknowledgement signals in SC-FDMA communication systems  
A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting one or more positive or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) bits in response to data reception in a single-carrier frequency division multiple...
US20170305998 MODIFIED PIGMENT EPITHELIUM-DERIVED FACTOR (PEDF) PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF FOR TREATING NEOVASCULAR DISEASES, INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, CANCER, AND FOR CYTOPROTECTION  
Disclosed are modified pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) peptides, particulate carrier prodrugs thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the peptides or particulate carrier...
US20170304308 Compositions and Methods for the Delivery of Therapeutics  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the delivery of antivirals to a cell or subject.
US20170296703 Nanofiber Structures and Methods of Synthesis and Use Thereof  
Three dimensional nanofiber structures are provided and methods of production thereof.
US20170296506 METHODS FOR ADMINISTRATION AND METHODS FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES WITH RESINIFERATOXIN  
The present application provides methods for treating cardiovascular conditions. The methods can include administering a Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor agonist to an...
9789205 Compositions and methods for gene therapy  
Compositions and methods for transferring a nucleic acid to a target cell using an immune system cell are provided.
9786857 Floating-gate transistor photodetector  
A field effect transistor photodetector that can operate in room temperature includes a source electrode, a drain electrode, a channel to allow an electric current to flow between the drain and...
9782464 Methods and compositions for inhibiting diseases of the central nervous system  
Methods and compositions for treating central nervous system diseases and disorders are disclosed.
9782195 Fluid jet arterial surgical device  
A catheter mounted arterial surgical tool has a body with a fluid jet prong extending from a distal end of the body along a prong axis that is parallel to and laterally offset from a body axis. A...
9775941 Hemodialysis catheter with displaceable lumens to disrupt a fibrous sheet  
A hemodialysis catheter with an integrated means of displacing away from each other portions of a distal end of a tube assembly. The displacement serves to allow a fibrous sheath to be disrupted...
9770305 Robotic surgical devices, systems, and related methods  
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include...
US20170268021 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR SELECTIVE GENERATION OF DOPAMINERGIC PRECURSORS  
Provided are methods and compositions for transdifferentiation of a somatic cell, e.g., a fibroblast to a dopaminergic precursor, Specifically, provided are induced dopaminergic (iDP) cells, or...
9757187 Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors  
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices, and more specifically...
9743987 Methods, systems, and devices relating to robotic surgical devices, end effectors, and controllers  
The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to improved robotic surgical systems, including robotic surgical devices having improved arm components and/or biometric sensors, contact detection...
9724833 Shape-adaptive mechanism for robotic grasping  
A grasper can include a first pantograph cell and a second pantograph cell coupled with the first pantograph cell. The first and second pantograph cells can be coupled together at a first pivot...
US20170218463 METHOD OF IDENTIFYING IMPORTANT METHYLOME FEATURES AND USE THEREOF  
A computer-implemented method of preparing a set of differentially informative methylated positions (DIMPs) or differentially informative methylated regions (DIMRs) from a sample methylome of an...
9719062 Gas generation  
A first system includes a feedstock load port and a feedstock discharge port. The first system also includes a tank configured to retain biomass feedstock for aerobic biodegradation. The first...
9718700 Magnetoelectric chromia having increased critical temperature  
A magnetoelectric composition of boron and chromia is provided. The boron and chromia alloy can contain boron doping of 1%-10% in place of the oxygen in the chromia. The boron-doped chromia...
US20170202241 CREATINE ESTER PRONUTRIENT COMPOUNDS AND FORMULATIONS  
The present invention describes a method for providing creatine to an animal, which includes receiving a creatine ester by the animal. The creatine ester is suitable for being modified by the...
9693999 Small molecule RNase inhibitors and methods of use  
Small molecule inhibitors of bacterial ribonuclease (e.g., RnpA) and methods for their synthesis and use are described herein. The methods of using the compounds include treating and preventing...
US20170172519 SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ESTIMATING THE SEVERITY OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IN A PATIENT  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and techniques for estimating the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a patient. For example, in some embodiments, a system for...
9684314 Gas collection  
A system includes a vessel configured to couple with a gas source for drawing gas into the vessel. The vessel is also configured to receive liquid. The system includes an overflow port in fluid...
US20170165271 Compositions and Methods for the Delivery of Therapeutics  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the delivery of antivirals to a cell or subject.
9681592 Structural concrete mix for construction for electromagnetic wave/pulse shielding  
Conductive concrete mixtures are described that are configured to provide EMP shielding and reflect and/or absorb, for instance, EM waves propagating through the conductive concrete mixture. The...
9678364 Method and apparatus for forming sunglass lenses with a predetermined gradient  
A method for forming sunglass lenses with a predetermined optical gradient, namely a polarized gradient, or transmissivity gradient in which a gradient pattern is provided on an oriented sheet....
9677949 Fiber-optic sensor for strain-insensitive temperature measurements  
An in-line fiber-optic temperature sensor is disclosed. In an implementation, the in-line fiber-optic temperature sensor includes an optically transmissive fiber, a reflector, a microstructured...
US20170156845 STENT TO ASSIST IN ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA FORMATION  
There is described an arteriovenous fistula stent, having a tubular body comprising a series of sinusoidal shaped struts along the length of the tubular body. A plurality of curvilinear connectors...
US20170151355 TARGETED RADIOLABELED COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE FOR THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER  
Method of using androgen receptor and/or butyrylcholinesterase targeted radiolabeled compounds, e.g., cycloSalingenyl pyrimidine nucleoside monophosphates, for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.
US20170149364 METHODS OF ESTIMATING A POSITION OF A ROTOR IN A MOTOR UNDER TRANSIENT AND SYSTEMS THEREOF  
At least one example embodiment discloses a method of estimating a position of a rotor in a motor. The method includes obtaining a current regulation quality index based on a current command and a...
US20170136218 SHEATH  
The present application includes a sheath that is suitable for use in a variety of medical procedures. In one or more implementations, the sheath includes a shunt member, and a curvable portion....
US20170119482 Single Site Robotic Device and Related Systems and Methods  
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include...
US20170119410 Surgical Snare Device  
A surgical snare device for engaging an object in a body passage and that employs multiple loops for snaring the object. The loops, which can be made from a single elongated line or separate...
9628762 System for imaging and measuring rail deflection  
Devices, systems, and methods for imaging and measuring deflections in structures such as railroad rail are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment relates to a vision system having a high-speed,...
US20170077429 NARROWBAND NANOCOMPOSITE PHOTODETECTOR  
A photodetector includes an anode that is transparent or partially transparent to light, a cathode and an active layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The active layer includes a...
US20170070333 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSITTING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SIGNALS IN SC-FDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS  
A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting one or more positive or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) bits in response to data reception in a single-carrier frequency division multiple...
9585691 Sheath  
The present application includes a sheath that is suitable for use in a variety of medical procedures. In one or more implementations, the sheath includes a shunt member, and a curvable portion....
9580472 Anti-microbial peptides and methods of use thereof  
Anti-microbial peptides and methods of use are provided.
9579088 Methods, systems, and devices for surgical visualization and device manipulation  
A surgical device includes a console having a visual display and a manipulator arm, a robotic device having a camera and a connection component. The robotic device is configured to be positioned...
US20170049761 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILE NEURONAL CEROID LIPOFUSCINOSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS  
Provided are materials and methods for the prevention and treatment of Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis comprising administration of an effective amount of at least one of a hemi-channel...
US20170049736 CREATINE ORAL SUPPLEMENTATION USING CREATINE HYDROCHLORIDE SALT  
The present invention is directed to an oral supplement including creatine hydrochloride, which has an aqueous solubility that is at least 15 times greater than creatine monohydrate, where the...
9577555 Methods of estimating a position of a rotor in a motor under transient and systems thereof  
At least one example embodiment discloses a method of estimating a position of a rotor in a motor. The method includes obtaining a current regulation quality index based on a current command and a...
US20170035526 Robotic Surgical Devices, Systems, and Related Methods  
The various inventions relate to robotic surgical devices, consoles for operating such surgical devices, operating theaters in which the various devices can be used, insertion systems for...
US20170027520 GASTROINTESTINAL SENSOR IMPLANTATION SYSTEM  
A gastrointestinal (GI) sensor deployment device is disclosed. In implementations, the sensor deployment device includes an orally-administrable capsule with a tissue capture device removably...
9545452 Biomineral and metal binding liposomes, their synthesis, and methods of use thereof  
Drug carriers, methods of synthesizing, and methods of use thereof are provided. The drug carriers are liposomes comprising at least one functionalized cholesterol of the formula: Chol-X-T,...
US20170009308 Plants With Useful Traits and Related Methods  
The present invention provides methods for obtaining plants that exhibit useful traits by transient suppression of the MSH1 gene of the plants. Methods for identifying genetic loci that provide...
US20170000742 SUSTAINED-RELEASE NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME  
The present invention is a composition composed of a therapeutic agent encapsulated in a copolymer of an N-alkylacrylamide, a vinyl monomer, and a polyethylene glycol (PEG) conjugate and a method...
US20160376376 Novel Method of Targeting Glycoproteins to Treat Cancer  
The present disclosure relates to a method of inhibiting tumor growth. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the use of monoclonal antibodies for targeting truncated O-glycans on...