Patents and Patent Applications from Washington State University


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10022423 Microcin and uses thereof  
Microcin MccPDI and bacteria harboring the mcpM gene which encodes MccPDI limit growth of and/or kill pathogenic bacteria such as pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and/or Shigella bacteria via...
US20180197425 SELF-MONITORING ANALYSIS AND REPORTING TECHNOLOGIES  
Self-monitoring analysis and reporting techniques are described. Within an educational environment, a teacher computer and one or more student workstations are communicatively connected via a...
US20180196047 STRINGS OF EPITOPES USEFUL IN DIAGNOSING AND ELICITING IMMUNE RESPONSES TO SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS  
The invention provides methods and compositions for detecting and diagnosing sexually transmitted infections using a string of epitopes (SOE) specific for detection of causative microorganisms....
US20180177725 CELL MEMBRANE-FORMED NANOSCALE VESICLES AND METHODS OF USING THEREOF  
The present disclosure provides vesicle composition comprising a cell membrane and an agent for the treatment and identification of diseases. Methods of treatment and methods of making a vesicle...
10005833 Methods of treating inflammation associated airway diseases and viral infections  
The present disclosure provides methods of treating a pathogen-induced lung inflammation in a subject are provided in which an anti-S100A9 antibody is administered to a subject. Methods of...
10005801 Compounds for pH-controlled release of hydrogen sulfide  
The embodiments herein generally relates to compounds and methods for releasing H2S in a pH dependent manner. In particular, the invention provides compounds of various formulations which release...
9997267 Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material  
Target assemblies are provided that can include a uranium-comprising annulus. The assemblies can include target material consisting essentially of non-uranium material within the volume of the...
9987397 Wear resistant low friction coefficient surfaces for joint and bone replacement materials and devices  
A metal matrix has a biocompatible solid lubricant in at least a portion of its surface and the solid lubricant functions to protect the interior of the metal matrix and minimize the friction...
9975818 Process for making biobased isoprene  
Processes are described for making biobased isoprene, wherein a biobased isobutene prepared from acetic acid in the presence of a catalyst is combined with a formaldehyde source to form a reaction...
US20180138094 STABLE MIXED OXIDE CATALYSTS FOR DIRECT CONVERSION OF ETHANOL TO ISOBUTENE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING  
ZnxZryOz mixed oxide catalysts having improved stability for the conversion of ethanol to isobutene are described, together with methods for making such catalysts.
US20180132779 Vocal Monitoring and Biofeedback Device  
A vocal dosimeter receives a first set of sensor data as sensor outputs through a sensor array including an acoustic sensor, a piezoelectric sensor, and an accelerometer. The dosimeter generates...
9969001 Three-dimensional passive components  
Three-dimensional inductors may comprise a passivation layer disposed on a substrate, a three-dimensional pillar comprising a ferromagnetic material disposed on the substrate or the passivation...
9961926 Microwave sterilization or pasteurization  
Various embodiments of processing systems and components for sterilization or pasteurization and associated methods of operation are described herein. For example, a method of sterilization or...
US20180116298 CONTROLLING UNDERWEAR GARMENTS  
The invention herein discloses a full-coverage-controlling undergarment configured to extend from above the navel up to the mid torso, even up to about below the breast region, to below the...
US20180112232 SMAD7 GENE DELIVERY AS A THERAPEUTIC  
Described herein are vectors, such as adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, and recombinant AAV expressing Smad7. The disclosed AAV vectors and rAAV can be used for therapeutic applications in the...
US20180106427 Vapor Cooled Shielding Liner for Cryogenic Storage in Composite Pressure Vessels  
A novel tank cryogenic-compatible composite pressure vessel that beneficially utilizes Vapor Cooled Shielding (VCS) is introduced to minimize thermal gradients along support structures and reduces...
US20180094015 ENZYME-DIRECTED IMMUNOSTIMULANT AND USES THEREOF CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION(S)  
The disclosed invention relates to the novel composition of matter that allows for the controlled release of highly active compounds to be delivered to a desired site. This novel composition...
US20180074068 FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR DETECTING HYDROGEN POLYSULFIDES  
Reactive sulfur species have been recognized as an important regulator in redox biology, wherein the reactive sulfur species have been shown to be active in tumor suppressors, ion channels, and...
US20180065915 PREPARATION OF VEGETABLE OIL-BASED MONOMERS FOR USE IN THERMOSETTING RESINS  
The present embodiments herein generally relate to thermoset resins that are derived from vegetable oil based sources, including fibrous plant sources. The utilization of plant based oil as...
9910081 Performance analysis of power grid monitors  
Systems and methods for analyzing performance of a power grid monitor are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving test data from a test power grid monitor coupled to a...
9910042 Strings of epitopes useful in diagnosing and eliciting immune responses to sexually transmitted infections  
The invention provides methods and compositions for detecting and diagnosing sexually transmitted infections using a string of epitopes (SOE) specific for detection of causative microorganisms....
US20180057406 PERMEABLE PAVEMENT AND CURED CARBON FIBER COMPOSITION AND A RELATED METHOD  
A permeable pavement and cured fiber composition and a related method are provided. The permeable pavement composition includes a quantity of pavement material, and a quantity of cured carbon...
US20180056026 TROLLEY FOR THE AUTOMATION OF SLEEP DISRUPTION  
The configurations herein are directed to a sleep trolley system for automation of sleep disruption. Such a unique system often includes a platform support system; a natural habitat chamber...
US20180050131 IMPLANTABLE MEDICINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS  
Implantable medicine delivery systems, devices, and associated methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of enhancing bone regeneration in a human or animal body includes...
9891422 Digital confocal optical profile microscopy  
Various embodiments of microscopy systems, devices, and associated methods of analysis are described herein. In one embodiment, a method of operating a microscope includes acquiring a profile of a...
9876708 Network-on-chip computing systems with wireless interconnects  
Several embodiments of the present technology are related to network-on-chip based integrated circuits with wireless interconnects. In one embodiment, a computing device includes a plurality of...
9876352 Voltage stability monitoring in power systems  
Systems and methods for voltage stability monitoring in power systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data representing a set of system parameters of a power...
US20180017556 Modified Indirect Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay Optimal for Monitoring Acute and Long Term Carrier Infections of Diverse Babesia bovis Strains  
We have developed a modified indirect ELISA (MI-ELISA) using the spherical body protein-4 (SBP4) of Babesia bovis to detect antibody against diverse isolates through all infection stages in...
US20180014981 PATIENT FLUID ABSORPTION AND ESTIMATION  
A patient fluid absorption and estimation device includes an absorbent layer comprising an absorbent material and adapted to absorb fluids. The device's sensing layer includes piezoresistive...
US20180014559 MICROWAVE STERILIZATION OR PASTEURIZATION TRANSPORT CARRIERS AND SYSTEM  
The present embodiments are directed to a processing system and transport carrier components for sterilization or pasteurization. In particular, an example embodiment includes a transport carrier...
9869669 Biomarker sensing based on nanofluidic amplification and resonant optical detection  
Provided is a sensor platform that includes a substrate, a plurality of nanochannels disposed on the substrate, and a plurality of electrodes, a waveguide disposed on the substrate and an analysis...
US20180010140 Plants Having Altered Expression and Activity of Yield-Related Proteins  
Transgenic plants that have enhanced yield-related traits, such as increased seed oil production, are produced by genetically engineering the plants to down-regulate the expression of at least one...
9865870 Batteries with nanostructured electrodes and associated methods  
Several embodiments related to batteries having electrodes with nanostructures, compositions of such nanostructures, and associated methods of making such electrodes are disclosed herein. In one...
US20180004913 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR NUTRITION MONITORING  
An apparatus comprising a natural language processor, a mapper, a string comparator, a nutrient calculator, and a diet planning module, the diet planning module configured to generate a diet...
US20180000415 SELF-OPERABLE, NON-INVASIVE, NON-CONTACT BIO-SIGNAL MONITORING  
Unique methods and bio-imaging systems are introduced herein for self-automated self-operable biomedical devices and methods for bio-signal monitoring, such as electrocardiograms (ECG), heart...
9857825 Rate based failure detection  
This disclosure describes, in part, a system management component and failure detection component for use in a power grid data network to identify anomalies within the network and systematically...
9855684 Electrophoresis systems, devices, and associated methods of analysis  
Embodiments of electrophoresis systems, devices, and associated methods of analysis are described herein. In one embodiment, an electrophoresis device includes a first electrode having a first...
US20170370064 VIS-NIR EQUIPPED SOIL PENETROMETER  
Soil penetrometers capable of measuring soil reflectance along the direction of insertion of the penetrometer are provided. The penetrometer can house an array of sensors, such as, for example, a...
US20170362406 RECYCLED COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND RELATED METHODS  
Methods of producing particles of fiber and resin from fiber-resin composite materials are disclosed. The particles may be combined with a resin system and optionally combined with fillers,...
US20170361600 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH COMPOSITION GRADIENT  
Techniques of additive deposition for producing articles of manufacture are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an article of manufacture can include a substrate having a surface and composed of...
9846276 Low-cost fiber optic sensor for large strains  
A fiber grating device of low cost and arbitrary length is formed on a portion of a portion or the entirety of a highly elastic fiber optic core having a low Young's modulus of elasticity by...
US20170354837 DESTRUCTION OF DENSE NONAQUEOUS PHASE LIQUIDS (DNAPLS) USING A TIME-RELEASE FORMULATION  
Formulations and methods for destroying dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) using in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) are provided. In particular, the invention provides slow release...
US20170336398 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ANTIGEN DETECTION INCORPORATING INORGANIC NANOSTRUCTURES TO AMPLIFY DETECTION SIGNALS  
The disclosure relates to antigen detection reagents and related methods, systems, and kits. The reagents comprise an antigen-binding molecule conjugated to an inorganic component. In some...
US20170324370 HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLANAR SOLAR CONCENTRATORS BASED ON NANOPARTICLE DOPING  
A light scattering-based solar concentrator (LSSC) uses high refractive index nanoparticles (NPs) as dopants to selectively scatter photons across the solar spectrum without spectroscopic...
US20170321340 METHOD OF ELECTROPLATING TIN FILMS WITH INDIUM USING AN ALKANESULFONIC ACID BASED ELECTROLYTE  
A method comprising incorporating indium into an entire Sn film for preventing the growth of whiskers from the Sn film, wherein the Sn film is applied to a metallic substrate.
9813088 Supply modulators with voltage and frequency partitioning  
Techniques to improve efficiencies of power amplifiers in wireless communication devices are described herein. In one embodiment, an envelope tracking supply modulator includes a pre-amplifier...
US20170317353 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BINDERS FOR FORMING INTEGRATED ELECTRODES  
Various embodiments of binder compositions, electrodes incorporating the binder compositions, fabrication methods for the binder compositions, and energy storage devices having the electrodes are...
US20170304416 GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABESIA PARASITES EXPRESSING PROTECTIVE TICK ANTIGENS AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention relates to methods for stable transfection of Babesia parasites, and for vaccines conferring immunity against parasitic arthropods.
9795716 Resorbable ceramics with controlled strength loss rates  
Particular aspects of the present disclosure provide bio-resorbable and biocompatible compositions for bioengineering, restoring, or regenerating tissue or bone. In one embodiment, a biocompatible...
9790115 Processing biomass using thermochemical processing and anaerobic digestion in combination  
Systems and methods for integrating thermochemical processing of biomass and anaerobic digestion are provided. Light oxygenated organic compounds are produced as byproducts of thermochemical...