Patents and Patent Applications from University of South Florida


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9163374 Use of cactus mucilage as a dispersant and absorbant for oil in oil-water mixtures  
Despite advances in off-shore oil exploration and drilling technology, accidental oil spills do occur. Depending on their magnitude and location, irreparable damage may be inflicted on marine and...
9163071 POP2: NKκB-inhibiting polypeptides, nucleic acids and methods of use  
This invention provides a novel pyrin-only protein (POP2), polypeptides, and nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them. POP2 is a 294 nt single exon gene located on human...
9161901 Nanoparticle targeted drug delivery to the lungs using extra-testicular Sertoli cells  
A method of delivering a compound of interest to the lungs of a subject by the intravenous injection of Sertoli cells loaded with a plurality of chitosan nanoparticles coupled with the compound of...
US20150291641 Metal-Organic Materials (MOMS) for Adsorption of Polarizable Gases and Methods of Using MOMS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for multi-component metal-organic materials (MOMs), systems including the MOM, systems for separating components in a gas, methods of separating...
9160305 Capacitively and piezoelectrically transduced micromechanical resonators  
In one embodiment, a hybrid micromechanical resonator includes a capacitive resonator element and a piezoelectric resonator element, wherein the resonator can be capacitively and piezoelectrically...
9155872 Drug delivery device for ovarian cancer  
A drug delivery device has been designed to directly deliver an agent to the ovaries through direct contact with the fallopian tubes. The device consists of three main components: a tubular...
US20150284616 Encapsulation of Thermal Energy Storage Media  
In one embodiment, a phase change material is encapsulated by forming a phase change material pellet, coating the pellet with flexible material, heating the coated pellet to melt the phase change...
US20150282836 LAPAROSCOPIC TOOL WITH OBTURATOR  
A laparoscopic device with obturator. The device facilitates extraction of specimens from a female subject's abdominal cavity through the subject's vagina by also facilitating the suturing of a...
9150604 Effective treatment of esophogeal adenocarcinoma using triciribine and related compounds  
The inventors have determined, contrary to the prior art and experience, how to successfully use triciribine to treat esophogeal adenocarcinoma by one or a combination of (i) administering...
9149440 Nanoparticles for drug-delivery  
This invention relates to polymeric nanoparticles useful for drug delivery with target molecules bonded to the surface of the particles and having sizes of up to 1000 nm, preferably 1 nm to 400...
US20150274782 GAMMA-AAPEPTIDES WITH POTENT AND BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY  
The present invention is directed to a novel class of antimicrobial agents called γ-AApeptides. The current invention provides various categories of γ-AApeptides, for example, linear γ-AApeptides,...
US20150265678 METHODS OF TREATING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT  
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one...
9139599 2-periodic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as supermolecular building layers (SBLs) for making targeted 3-periodic MOFs  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for chemical assemblies, multidimensional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), supermolecular building layers (SBLs), inorganic molecular building blocks...
9138719 Metal-organic materials (MOMs) for CO2 adsorption and methods of using MOMs  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for hydrophobic multi-component metal-organic materials (MOMs) (also referred to as “hydrophobic MOM”), systems that exhibit permanent porosity and...
9138420 Compositions and methods for producing elevated and sustained ketosis  
Beta-hydroxybutyrate mineral salts in combination with medium chain fatty acids or an ester thereof such as medium chain triglycerides were used to induce ketosis, achieving blood ketone levels of...
US20150258137 PLASMA AND BRAIN PHARMACOKINETICS OF PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLORED LITHIUM SALTS  
Despite its narrow therapeutic window, lithium is regarded as the gold standard comparator and benchmark treatment for mania. Attempts to find new drugs with similar therapeutic activities have...
9132168 Methods of treating cognitive impairment  
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one...
US20150255196 Magneto-Dielectric Polymer Nanocomposites and Method of Making  
In accordance with the present invention, novel superparamagnetic magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites are synthesized using a novel process. The tunability of the dielectric/magnetic...
US20150251924 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WATER DESALINATION AND POWER GENERATION  
In one embodiment, a water desalination and power generation system includes a power generation subsystem, a water desalination subsystem, and an ejector that links the power generation subsystem...
US20150250797 NUTRACEUTICAL CO-CRYSTAL COMPOSITIONS  
Co-crystals comprising at least one nutraceutical compound and at least one co-crystal former with or without impurities. These co-crystals may be included in compositions (optionally also...
9130995 System and method for rendering a distributed location-aware system  
Provided is a distributed and decentralized location-aware system. The system includes a number of peers, each in communication with other peers and adapted to communicate PING, PONG, and ALERT...
9130533 Non-dispersive microwave phase shifters  
In one embodiment, a non-dispersive phase shifter includes a composite right- and left-handed (CRLH) circuit that can be toggled between a first phase delay state and a second phase delay state...
9127998 Active ultrasonic method of quantifying bolt tightening and loosening  
A synthetic phased array surface acoustic wave sensor to quantify bolt tension and a method for determining or estimating the tension in bolts using surface acoustic waves (SAWs). The tension is...
9126024 Trans-endoscopic hydraulic balloon apparatus  
A trans-endoscopic hydraulic balloon dilation apparatus includes a fluid reservoir containing a hydraulic fluid. A shaft has a lumen in fluid communication with a leading end of the fluid...
9125959 Compositions and methods for reducing or preventing medical device-related infections  
Provided herein is a method of reducing a microbial infection of a heparinized surface wherein heparin precipitation is reduced as compared to a control. In some embodiments a composition...
US20150246340 Metal-Organic Materials (MOMS) for Polarizable Gas Adsorption and Methods of Using MOMS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for multi-component metal-organic materials (MOMs) systems that exhibit permanent porosity and using MOMs to separate components in a gas mixture,...
9123690 Systems and methods for forming contact definitions  
In one embodiment, an electrical circuit formed on a substrate includes a first multi-layer stack and a second multi-layer stack that share a top layer that comprises a continuous piece of...
9121806 Impedance spectroscopy-based cellular analysis device  
An electrical impedance sensing device which integrates multielectrode automated impedance spectroscopy capability with automatic parameter extraction and data analysis to create an automated cell...
9120952 Polymeric microgels for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) processing  
Organic-inorganic composites were prepared as colloidal particles of a cross-linked, thermally responsive polymer. Hybrid PNIPAM-polysiloxane particles and composite polymeric particles with...
9120869 Synthetic antigen based on the ligand domain of the plasmodium vivax duffy binding protein  
The disclosure provides compositions that are useful for eliciting a strain-transcending immune response in an animal or human directed against the blood-stage of the malarial parasite Plasmodium...
US20150238502 Compositions and Methods for Treating Stroke  
Provided herein is a method of treating a subject believed to have suffered a stroke. This method comprises administering to the subject therapeutically effective amount of a composition...
US20150238345 CUSTOM REDUCTION SPLINT FOR EDENTULOUS PATIENTS  
A custom oral splint that is operatively secured to the maxilla and mandible of a subject/patient to assist in reduction and provide maintenance of reduction of maxillary and mandibular fractures...
9116151 Detection plate for ATP-bioluminescence immunoassay and method of manufacturing  
Disclosed is a method and associated device for the rapid identification of viable bacterial contaminants in food products. The method detects viable microbes by using a combined...
9115162 Effective treatment of tumors and cancer with triciribine and related compounds  
The inventors have determined, contrary to the prior art and experience, how to successfully use triciribine to treat tumors and cancer by one or a combination of (i) administering triciribine...
9114130 Compounds and related methods for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases  
Aspects of the invention pertain to chemical compounds, therapeutic compositions, and methods for treating neurodegenerative diseases, in particular, neurodegenerative diseases associated with...
US20150234248 Low-Cost Chromatic Devices  
In one embodiment, a chromatic device includes an active layer and an electrolyte layer in contact with the active layer, wherein the active layer has an opaque color that blocks light but changes...
US20150231172 TARGETING CANCER WITH METABOLIC THERAPY AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN  
A method of treating cancer using ketogenic diet, while concurrently subjecting the patient to a hyperbaric, oxygen-enriched environment. Optionally, the hyperbaric, oxygen-enriched environment is...
9106559 Systems and methods for automatically selecting a communication channel  
In one embodiment, automatically selecting a local communication channel for downloading a block of data via a network includes downloading portions of the block of data using first and second...
9106324 Adaptive symbol transition method for OFDM-based cognitive radio systems  
Modulated orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers generate high sidelobes, resulting in adjacent channel interference (ACI). Current sidelobe suppression techniques, such as...
9101641 Compositions including triciribine and taxanes and methods of use thereof  
This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine and related compounds and taxanes and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer,...
US20150216432 Systems and Methods for Diagnosing Cardiovascular Conditions  
In one embodiment, a cardiovascular condition is diagnosed by recording a vectorcardiogram for a subject under evaluation, comparing the vectorcardiogram with vectorcardiograms of other subjects,...
9099605 Organic photovoltaic array and method of manufacture  
The fabrication and characterization of large scale inverted organic solar array fabricated using all-spray process is disclosed, consisting of four layers; ITO-Cs2CO3-(P3HT:PCBM)-modified...
9097677 Magnetic gas sensors  
In one embodiment, a magnetic gas sensor includes a first ferromagnetic layer, a second ferromagnetic layer, and a gas-sensitive metallic interlayer positioned between the first and second...
9096829 Human mast cell line and uses thereof  
The subject invention pertains to the development of a novel human mast cell line, USF-MC1. USF-MC1 is a mast cell precursor present in human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) that may be sustained in...
9096635 N-alkylthio beta-lactams, alkyl-coenzyme A asymmetric disulfides, and aryl-alkyl disulfides as anti-bacterial agents  
The present invention provides N-alkylthio β-lactams and disulfide compounds (e.g., alkyl-coenzyme A asymmetric disulfides or aryl-alkyl disulfides), compositions containing such compounds, and...
US20150209582 PASSIVE ELECTRIC FIELD FOCUS SYSTEM FOR IN VIVO AND IN VITRO APPLICATIONS  
The present invention provides a system and method of directing, focusing, or concentrating electrical charges within a defined electric field so that these charges can be used to exert forces on...
US20150209378 EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF OVARIAN CANCER USING TRICIRIBINE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS  
The inventors have determined, contrary to the prior art and experience, how to successfully use triciribine to treat ovarian cancer by one or a combination of (i) administering triciribine only...
9093741 Compact repeaters for wireless sensing  
In one embodiment, a repeater for wireless sensing includes a base substrate, a front substrate, a rear substrate, a receive antenna formed on the front substrate, a transmit antenna formed on the...
9091640 Chitosan-graphene biosensors and methods for their use  
Provided herein is a method for detecting mutations in polynucleotide sequences through the use of a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) coated with a chitosan-graphene nanosheet material (also referred...
9089590 Polynucleotides for reducing respiratory syncytial virus gene expression  
This invention pertains to polynucleotides, such as small interfering RNA (siRNA), useful for reducing the expression of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) genes within a subject; and methods for...