Patent Announcements

February 1, 2022: U.S. Patent No. 11,237,112 "Reconfigurable surface enhanced raman spectroscopy device and method therefor"

February 1, 2022

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,237,112 entitled, “Reconfigurable surface enhanced raman spectroscopy device and method therefor,” on February 1, 2022 to Hannah Bacon, Aristides Docoslis, and Carlos Escobedo. The patent related to a surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) device, which comprises of a non- electrically conducive substrate, at least two microelectrodes disposed on the substrate in a spaced relationship such that a detection site is formed along the edges of the microelectrodes and a nanoparticle structure comprising a plurality of metallic nanoparticles disposed in the detection site.

U.S. Patent No. 11,237,112 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

February 1, 2022: U.S. Patent No. 11,236,250 "Switchable water-based paint or coating compositions"

February 1, 2022

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,236,250 entitled “Switchable water-based paint or coating compositions”, on February 1, 2022, to Rui Resendes, Philip G. Jessop, Michael F. Cunningham, Bhanu Prakash Mudraboyina, Adam Michael Osvald, Timothy James Clark, Brian Miriampillai, Yun Yang, Amy Marie Holland, and Charles Howard Honeyman. According to the patent, the applications provides switchable, homogeneous paint composition and methods of painting and/or forming films or coatings using the composition.

U.S. Patent No. 11,236,250 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

January 25, 2022: U.S. Patent No. 11,229,629 "Inhbitors of mitochondrial fission"

January 25, 2022

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,229,629 entitled, “Inhbitors of mitochondrial fission,” on January 25, 2022 to Danchen Wu, Michael Wells, and Stephen Archer. This patent relates to pharmaceutical compositions that include inhibitors of mitochondrial fission for the treatment and/or mitigation of cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardioprotection, stroke, coronary heart disease, neurological disorder, a neurodegenerative disease, Parkinsonism, Huntington’s Chorea, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, or alcoholic-related liver disease.

U.S. Patent No. 11,229,629 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

January 18, 2022: U.S. Patent No. 11,226,201 "Automated Mobile Geotechnical Mapping"

January 18, 2022

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,226,201 entitled, “Automated mobile geotechnical mapping,” on January 18, 2022 to Marc Gallant and Joshua Marshall. The patent relates to the apparatus and methods for generating a representation of a physical environment comprising of a mobile sensor platform, which includes sensors that output sensor signals relating to parameters such as range, gravity, direction of Earth’s magnetic field, and angular velocity. 

U.S. Patent No. 11,226,201 (PDF, 2 MB)

December 14, 2021: U.S. Patent No. U.S. 11,197,931 "Liquid injectable copolymer"

December 14, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,197,931 entitled, “Liquid injectable copolymer,” on December 14, 2021to Sara Mohajeri, Brian G. Amsden, and Fei Chen. The invention in this patent relates to injectable copolymers of TMC and HTMC that are degradable in vivo.

U.S. Patent No. 11,197,931 (PDF, 5.6 MB)

November, 9, 2021: U.S. Patent No. U.S. 11,168,064 "Synthesis of thapsigargin, nortrilobolide, and analogs thereof"

November 9, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,168,064 entitled, “Synthesis of thapsigargin, nortrilobolide, and analogs thereof,” on November, 9, 2021 to P. Andrew Evans and Dezhi Chen. The invention relates to the preparation of compounds of Formula I, including thapsigargin, nortrilobolide and 8-O-debutanoyl-thapsigargin from commercially available (R)-(-)-carvone via synthetic intermediate compound of formula 12 by pinacol coupling and in situ lactonization.

 

U.S. Patent No. 11,168,064 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

September 28, 2021: U.S. Patent No. 11,131,650 "Ultrasonic Analysis of a subject"

September 28, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,131,650 entitled, “Ultrasonic Analysis of a subject,” on September 28, 2021 to Purang Abolmaesumi and Parvin Mousavi. The patent relates to a specific method of facilitating ultrasonic analysis of a subject.

 

U.S. Patent No. 11,131,650 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

September 21, 2021: U.S. Patent No. 11,125,638 "Apparatus and Method for Measuring Force and Power During Unsteady Fluid Motions"

September 21, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,125,638 "Apparatus and Method for Measuring Force and Power During Unsteady Fluid Motions", on September 21, 2021, to David Rival, Scott Fitzpatrick and Louis Burelle. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to an apparatus and methods for measuring force exerted by an object moving in a fluid or force of a moving fluid on a stationary object.

U.S. Patent No. 11,125,638 (PDF, 891.2 KB)

August 31, 2021: U.S. Patent No. 11,108,330 "Circuits and Methods Using Power Supply Output Voltage to Power a Primary Side Auxiliary Circuit"

August 31, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11,108,330 "Circuits and Methods Using Power Supply Output Voltage to Power a Primary Side Auxiliary Circuit", on August 31, 2021, to Yang Chen and Yan-Fei Liu. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to a simplified design and reduced overall cost of an AC-DC converter. 

US Patent No. 11,108,330 (PDF, 718.5 KB)

March 9, 2021: U.S. Patent No. 10,944,329 "Power Converter Topologies and Control Methods for Wide Input and Output Voltage Ranges"

March 9, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,944,329 "Power Converter Topologies and Control Methods for Wide Input and Output Voltage Ranges", on March 9, 2021, to Hongliang Wang, Yang Chen and Yan-Fei Liu. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to resonant converters that may be operated according to selected working modes to achieve voltage doubler or non-voltage doubler functions. 

US Patent No. 10,874,994 (PDF, 1.8 MB)

February 16, 2021: U.S. Patent No. 10,922,173 "Fault-Tolerant Distributed Digital Storage"

February 16, 2021

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,922,173 "Fault-Tolerant Distributed Digital Storage", on February 16, 2021, to Toritseju Okpotse and Shahram Yousefi. According to the patent (attached), this invention describes foundation code constructs that solve multiple problems in distributed storage systems by providing systematic encoding, reduced repair locality, reduced encoding/decoding complexity, and enhanced reliability.

US Patent No. 10,922,173 (PDF, 1.3 MB)