Patent Announcements

May 12, 2020: U.S. Patent No. 10,651,026 "Method and Apparatus for Acoustic or Tactile Presentation of Chemical Spectrum Data"

May 12, 2020

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,651,026, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Acoustic or Tactile Presentation of Chemical Spectrum Data”, on May 12, 2020, to Dr. Randy Ellis. According to the patent (attached) a chemical spectrum, such as that obtained by mass spectrometry, may be presented to a user as an audible signal or as a tactile (haptic) signal. Randy’s primary appointment is in the School of Computing, and he is also appointed as a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Surgery.

US Patent No. 10,651,026 (PDF 702 KB)

December 29, 2020: U.S. Patent No. 10,877,136 "Method for Improved Ultrasonic Detection"

December 29, 2020

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,877,136, entitled “Method for Improved Ultrasonic Detection”, on December 29, 2020, to Mehdi Moradi, Purang Abolmaesumi, Parvin Mousavi, Eric Sauerbrei, Robert Siemens, and Phillip Isotalo. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to a method of analyzing an ultrasonic sound signal. In one embodiment the method may be used for detecting, diagnosing and/or assessing cancer and/or abnormalities in biological tissue.

US Patent No. 10,877,136 (PDF 2.5 MB)

December 29, 2020: U.S. Patent No. 10,874,634 "Compounds and Methods for Inhibiting CYP26 Enzymes"

December 29, 2020

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,874,634 "Compounds and Methods for Inhibiting CYP26 Enzymes", on December 29, 2020, to Donald Andrew Cameron, Martin Petkovich, Toni Kristian Rantanen, Victor Snieckus, Johnathan Board, Suneel Singh, and Ashishkumar Jayantilal Maheta. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to inhibitors of retinoic acid inductible P450 (CYP26) enzymes and are useful for treating diseases that are responsive to retinoids.

US Patent No. 10,874,634 (PDF 1.8 MB)

December 29, 2020: U.S. Patent No. 10,874,991 "Functional Filters for Hydrophobic Liquid/Hydrophilic Liquid Separations"

December 29, 2020

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation is pleased to report the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,874,991 "Functional Filters for Hydrophobic Liquid/Hydrophilic Liquid Separations", on December 29, 2020, to Guojun Liu, Yu Wang, Zijie Wang, and Shuaishuai Huang. According to the patent (attached) this invention relates to a composite material described to be an effective filter to separate oil from an oil and water emulsion or other mixtures of oil and water.

US Patent No. 10,874,994 (PDF, 4.9 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)

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)

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)

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)