Patents and Patent Applications from West Virginia University


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9790528 Production of lysergic acid by genetic modification of a fungus  
The present invention provides a method of producing lysergic acid and other ergot alkaloids by genetic modification of a fungus. A strain of fungus comprising Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus)...
US20170290995 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING NEEDLE PENETRATION DEPTH FOR AUTO-INJECTOR DEVICES  
Disclosed are various embodiments of an auto-injector device that automatically and dynamically adjusts the depth that a needle will penetrate into a target area of the body. In one embodiment,...
US20170287693 MONOLITHIC COLLIMATOR AND ENERGY ANALYZER FOR ION SPECTROMETRY  
Disclosed are various examples related to ion or particle spectrometry utilizing a monolithic collimator and energy analyzer. In one example, a particle selection device includes a single...
9764958 Process for pure carbon production, compositions, and methods thereof  
The disclosure provides for methods of oxidizing carbide anions, or negative ions, from salt like carbides at temperatures from about 150° C. to about 750° C. In another aspect, the disclosure...
US20170260128 Water Soluble Haloanilide Calcium-Release Calcium Channel Inhibitory Compounds and Methods to Control Bone Erosion and Inflammation Associated with Arthritides  
A compound that is selected from the group consisting of 3-(3,4-dichloroanilino)-3-oxopropanoic acid (hereinafter “DCOPA”); N-methyl-DCOPA; N,2-dimethyl-DCOPA; 2-methyl-DCOPA; isobutyl-DCOPA;...
US20170258424 ViRPET - COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND PET BRAIN IMAGING  
Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging...
US20170255252 SELECTIVE WAKEUP OF DIGITAL SENSING AND PROCESSING SYSTEMS USING RECONFIGURABLE ANALOG CIRCUITS  
According to some embodiments, a sensor network may be provided with re-programmable and/or reconfigurable analog circuitry configured to monitor data collected by the sensor network. The...
US20170234991 Hybrid Scintillation Module  
This disclosure describes an imaging radiation detection module with novel configuration of the scintillator sensor allowing for simultaneous optimization of the two key parameters: detection...
US20170217772 METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF CARBON AND HYDROGEN FROM NATURAL GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS  
A method for producing elemental carbon and hydrogen gas directly from a hydrocarbon (for example, natural gas or methane) using a chemical reaction or series of reactions. In an aspect, other...
US20170199054 Apparatus for Three-Axis IMU Calibration with a Single-Axis Rate Table  
Various methods and apparatuses are provided for calibrating a three-axis IMU sensor package using a single-axis rate table. In one embodiment, a method includes adjusting an x-axis position of a...
9701539 Process for pure carbon production  
The disclosure provides for methods of oxidizing carbide anions, or negative ions, from salt like carbides at low temperatures below about 600° C. In another aspect, the disclosure provides for...
US20170175698 Compact Electromagnetic Plasma Ignition Device  
A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity...
US20170175697 Compact Electromagnetic Plasma Ignition Device  
A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity...
US20170166510 Chemical Compound for Inhibition of SHP2 Function and for Use as an Anti-Cancer Agent  
This invention provides a compound that is 4,4′-(4′-Carboxy)-4-nonyloxy-[1,1′-biphenyl]-3,5-diyl)dibuta noic acid (CNBDA), derivative compounds of CNBDA, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof....
9679654 Continuous-time floating gate memory cell programming  
Aspects of a continuous-time memory cell circuit are described. In various embodiments, the memory cell circuit may comprise a memory cell, a current source coupled to the memory cell, and...
9679093 Selective wakeup of digital sensing and processing systems using reconfigurable analog circuits  
According to some embodiments, a sensor network may be provided with re-programmable and/or reconfigurable analog circuitry configured to monitor data collected by the sensor network. The...
9658251 Stimulus responsive nanoparticles  
Disclosed are various embodiments of methods and systems related to stimulus responsive nanoparticles. In one embodiment includes a stimulus responsive nanoparticle system, the system includes a...
9655573 ViRPET—combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging  
Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging...
9638157 Compact electromagnetic plasma ignition device  
A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity...
9624898 Compact electromagnetic plasma ignition device  
A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity...
9611667 Durable, fire resistant, energy absorbing and cost-effective strengthening systems for structural joints and members  
The disclosed technology is a system and a method for strengthening one or more joints of a structure having a plurality of structural members forming a vacuous area at each joint. The method...
US20170085060 QUARTER WAVE COAXIAL CAVITY IGNITER FOR COMBUSTION ENGINES  
An apparatus and method for igniting combustible materials in a combustion chamber of a combustion engine using corona discharge plasma from a quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator. A tapered...
US20170084437 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MASS SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS OF BIOMOLECULES USING CHARGE TRANSFER DISSOCIATION (CTD)  
Provided herein are devices, systems, and methods of CTD mass spectrometry analysis of biomolecules.
US20170067049 MicroRNAs 206 and 21 Cooperate To Promote RAS-Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Signaling by Suppressing the Translation of RASA1 and SPRED1  
The present invention provides a method for inhibiting the RAS-ERK pathway by upregulation of RASA1 and SPRED1 mRNAs in tumor cells by anti-miR treatment. The method includes wherein an...
US20170064929 Walkway Device and Method for Quantitative Analysis of Gait and its Modification in Rodents  
A system and method for quantitatively assessing the changes in control of asymmetric locomotor behavior of an animal comprising analyzing the phase modulation in response to imposed asymmetric...
US20170062799 NANOSCALE SOFC ELECTRODE ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERED USING ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION  
One embodiment includes forming surface-modifying phases on a surface of a functional electrode via atomic layer deposition and controlling the chemistry of constituent phases, the crystalline...
9551315 Quarter wave coaxial cavity igniter for combustion engines  
An apparatus and method for igniting combustible materials in a combustion chamber of a combustion engine using corona discharge plasma from a quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator. A tapered...
US20170018765 Composite Anode Of Lithium-ion Batteries  
The present invention provides a composite anode for a battery comprising a copper current collector working electrode, at least one anode material comprising at least one of a carbon, a silicon,...
US20160348330 FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER SHELL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCAPSULATING PILES WITH CONCRETE COLUMNS EXTENDING BELOW THE EARTH'S SURFACE  
Generally, the disclosed technology regards a novel auger annulus adjoinable to a shell useful in encapsulating structural piles to below the earth's surface. The disclosed technology further...
9502229 Ultra-compact plasma spectrometer  
Various examples are provided for collimator assemblies and/or energy analyzer arrays of plasma spectrometers. In one example, among others, an ultra-compact plasma spectrometer includes a...
US20160326758 DURABLE, FIRE RESISTANT, ENERGY ABSORBING AND COST-EFFECTIVE STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS FOR STRUCTURAL JOINTS AND MEMBERS  
The disclosed technology is a system and a method for strengthening one or more joints of a structure having a plurality of structural members forming a vacuous area at each joint. The method...
9484573 Composite anode of lithium-ion batteries  
The present invention provides a composite anode for a battery comprising a copper current collector working electrode, at least one anode material comprising at least one of a carbon, a silicon,...
US20160298447 LEAKAGE DETECTION USING SMART FIELD TECHNOLOGY  
Various examples are provided for gas leakage detection from geologic storage sites. In one example, a system for detection of gas leakage from a geologic storage site includes permanent down-hole...
US20160278723 Endorectal Prostate Probe Composed Of A Combined Mini Gamma Camera And Ultrasound Sensor  
A dual modality probe is disclosed having both a gamma probe sensor and an ultrasound sensor. A dual imaging system is provided having the probe and at least one external gamma imaging detector...
9449217 Image authentication  
A system, apparatus, and method for authenticating a person for access using an image of the face of that person. The system includes a camera, a data storage device, and a processor of a mobile...
US20160259401 COMPRESSED SAMPLING AND MEMORY  
Aspects of a low power memory buffer are described. In one embodiment, a sampling rate of a signal is adjusted to identify extrema of a signal. An extrema pulse is generated and, in response to...
9422302 Mixed μ agonist/ δ antagonist opioid analgesics with reduced tolerance liabilities and uses thereof  
An opioid narcotics used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain that primarily exert their analgesic effects through μ receptors. Although, traditional μ agonists can cause undesired side...
US20160200829 ZINC FINGER LINKER (ZnFL) ANTIBODY  
The present invention provides a purified antibody that recognizes the conserved zinc fingers linker region (ZnFL) in multiple KRAB-ZNF. The purified antibody recognizes at least one of a...
US20160184414 PKC ACTIVATORS AND ANTICOAGULANT IN REGIMEN FOR TREATING STROKE  
The present disclosure provides a method for treating stroke by administering to a subject an anticoagulant, e.g., recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA), and a protein kinase C (PKC)...
US20160172683 Impregnation Process Using a Bio-Templating Method for Nano-Catalyst Incorporation into the Electrodes of Solid-State Electrochemical Cells  
A process for incorporating a nanocatalyst on the surface of and within the pores of an electrode comprising subjecting an electrode to a singular template impregnation to form a treated electrode...
US20160172667 Multilayered Sulfur Composite Cathodes for Lithium Sulfur Batteries  
A multilayered cathode for a lithium sulfur battery comprising at least one current collector working electrode having a surface comprising a carbon containing layer, two or more sulfur containing...
US20160166219 ViRPET - COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND PET BRAIN IMAGING  
Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging...
9367729 Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods  
Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for fingerprint liveness detection. In one embodiment, a method for determining fingerprint liveness is...
9367079 Compressed sampling and memory  
Aspects of a low power memory buffer are described. In one embodiment, a sampling rate of a signal is adjusted to identify extrema of a signal. An extrema pulse is generated and, in response to...
9356166 Cooled optical light guide for low-level light detectors and method of temperature stabilization for imaging detectors  
A cooled optical light guide is provided having a conduit having a translucent top and a translucent bottom wherein at least a portion of the translucent top of the conduit is in alignment above...
US20160115600 METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PRODUCTION OF CARBON, CARBIDE ELECTRODES, AND CARBON COMPOSITIONS  
Method comprising providing at least one solid carbide chemical compound and reducing a metal cation with use of the solid carbide chemical compound. A method comprising producing elemental carbon...
9284282 1,2,3-triazole based metal-organic framework as photo-active materials  
A TAF compound that can have substitutions on either of the two benzene rings and/or the C-5 position of the triazole to alter the properties of the TAF compound can be wherein X can be H, an...
US20160071600 CONTINUOUS-TIME FLOATING GATE MEMORY CELL PROGRAMMING  
Aspects of a continuous-time memory cell circuit are described. In various embodiments, the memory cell circuit may comprise a memory cell, a current source coupled to the memory cell, and...
9271686 Endorectal prostate probe composed of a combined mini gamma camera and ultrasound sensor  
A dual modality probe is disclosed having both a gamma probe sensor and an ultrasound sensor. A dual imaging system is provided having the probe and at least one external gamma imaging detector...
US20160020468 FUNCTIONAL GRADING OF CATHODE INFILTRATION FOR SPATIAL CONTROL OF ACTIVITY  
Disclosed are various embodiments for functional grading of electrode infiltration for spatial control of activity. In one embodiment, a system comprises a plurality of electrodes. At least one...
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