Patents Assigned to Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Publication number: 20200091764
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for a fast power network simulator. A system configured per this disclosure can use identify a power network, the power network comprising generators, transmission lines, and loads, and receive a model of the power network. The model of the power network can include: models of the generators modeled as differential equations, and models of the transmission lines and the loads modeled as algebraic equations. The system can convert, via a processor, the algebraic equations of the models of the transmission lines and the loads to additional differential equations, then combine, via the processor, the differential equations and the additional differential equations, to yield combined differential equations. The system can then iteratively solve linear equations, via the processor, associated with the combined differential equations, to yield solutions, and output the solutions as part of a power simulation of the power network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: SHAHAB MEHRAEEN, BOYU WANG
  • Patent number: 10590178
    Abstract: Chimeric double peptide vaccines are disclosed, useful for inducing active immunity against Candida fungal infections. The chimeric peptide comprises an Fba peptide and an Met6 peptide, covalently linked to one another, with or without an intermediate linker. Fba and Met6 are cell surface components of Candida. When used as a vaccine, the chimeric double peptide vaccine induces stronger protective immunity against fungal infection than does the Fba peptide alone, or the Met6 peptide alone, or a mixture (not covalently linked) of the two peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Hong Xin
  • Patent number: 10575520
    Abstract: Compositions are described comprising an amount of a toxicant comprising a compound of the formula HNR1R2, or a salt thereof, wherein R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C4-C6-cycloalkyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12-aryl group; wherein the amount of the toxicant is sufficient to control termites. Methods for controlling termites using such compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Roger A. Laine, Lucas Veillon, Gregg Henderson
  • Patent number: 10579166
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatuses utilizing pointer acceleration system modeling. In one exemplary method, among others, such a method obtains, a closed loop pointer acceleration system model, in which the closed loop pointer acceleration system model is based on (1) a model describing user pointing motions integrated with (2) a model of pointer acceleration motions under operational conditions; obtains values for system parameters that include pointer acceleration profile parameters and operational condition parameters; and determines a set of pointer trajectories for a given acceleration profile having the pointer acceleration profile parameters and operational condition parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Malisoff, Fumin Zhang, Jesse Paul Varnell
  • Patent number: 10568939
    Abstract: An intervention for sleep disorders comprises collagen, a gelatin peptide, or the amino acid glycine; L-theanine; lactucopicrin, deoxylactucopicrin, or another lactucopicrin derivative; hyaluronic acid; epigallocatechin gallate; and quinic acid. The intervention helps regulate pro-inflammatory biomarkers that are often associated with insomnia development and progression. These biomarkers include cytokines and enzymes associated with tryptophan degradation. Inhibition of these enzymes and cytokines improves tryptophan availability and sleep quality, and allows individuals to sleep better with fewer side effects. The novel composition promotes high-quality, deep sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Jack N. Losso, Jose Daniel Estrada Andino
  • Patent number: 10545873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods for increasing off-chip bandwidth. The method includes designing a circuit of switchable pins, replacing a portion of allocated pins of a processor with switchable pins, connecting the processor to a memory interface configured to switch the switchable pins between a power mode and a signal mode, providing a metric configured to identify which of the power mode and the signal mode is most beneficial during 1 millisecond intervals, and switching the switchable pins to signal mode during intervals where the signal mode provides more benefit than the power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Lu Peng, Ashok Srivastava, Shaoming Chen
  • Patent number: 10537659
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a structure formed of polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Jonathan Steven Alexander, Christen J. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10535508
    Abstract: Mass spectrometry systems and methods including ionization devices are provided. The ionization device includes either a gas pulse valve or a piezoelectric striker. The ionization device is configured to direct force to the back of a substrate, where an analyte of interest is deposited on the front of the substrate. The impact ionizes the analyte and the ions are directed into a mass spectrometer for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Kermit King Murray, Bijay Kumar Banstola
  • Publication number: 20190388998
    Abstract: A wedge for on-line inspection of a weld includes a wedge body defining a coolant channel and at least one couplant channel, and a coolant input port in fluid connection with a first end of the coolant channel. The wedge body has a surface for disposing a phased array ultrasonic transducer comprising an array of ultrasonic elements. The coolant channel is formed in proximity to the surface for disposing the phased array ultrasonic transducer such that coolant flowing through the coolant channel maintains the phased array ultrasonic transducer below a predetermined temperature without obstructing the array of ultrasonic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Daniel J. Huggett, Mohammad W. Dewan, Muhammad A. Wahab, Thunshun W. Liao, Ayman M. Okeil
  • Patent number: 10507194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treating overweight or obesity, reducing fat, sugar, and food intake, and reducing body weight or body weight gain in a subject using geranium oil or orlistat mouthwash, or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Frank L. Greenway, Stefany DePrato Primeaux
  • Patent number: 10485766
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to the oral administration of Bryostatins for the treatment of neuro-degenerative disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Aphios Corporation, Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Trevor Percival Castor, Jonathan Steven Alexander, Geoffrey Purdum, J. David Rios, Lisa M. Schrott, Theodore A. Tyler, Maria I. Vizcaino
  • Patent number: 10489523
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatuses and methods for performing remote experiments in real-time. The method includes sending requests to perform remote experiments for a desired configuration to a first and second facility. The desired configuration may include a first and second configuration. The method includes running a first remote experiment in real-time at the first facility to obtain a first output variable. The first facility may include the first configuration with a first input variable. The method includes simultaneously running a second remote experiment in real-time at a second facility to obtain a second output variable. The second facility may include the second configuration with a second input variable. The first output variable may be set as the second input variable to mimic the desired configuration. The method includes obtaining experimental results of the desired configuration via the first and second input and output variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventor: Paulo J. Waltrich
  • Patent number: 10465202
    Abstract: Transformed plants are disclosed with enhanced resistance to abiotic stresses, such as salt stress, water stress, or temperature stress. Also disclosed are vectors useful for making such transformed plants, and methods of transforming plants to enhance resistance to abiotic stresses, such as salt stress, water stress, or temperature stress. For example, the Spartina alterniflora ADF gene SaADF2 enhances resistance when transformed into rice Oryza sativa. Transgenic rice plants that expressed higher levels of Spartina ADF were more resistant to salt, drought, and cold. There was improved growth, higher photosynthesis, and increased grain yield as compared to wild-type (WT) rice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Niranjan Baisakh, Venkata Ramanarao Mangu
  • Publication number: 20190320655
    Abstract: Modulation of inward potassium ion conductance with structurally diverse small-molecules in the arthropod salivary gland induces arthropod salivary gland failure that results in a reduction or elimination in the ability of the arthropod to feed. Administering Kir channel inhibitors reduces food intake, increases feeding time, reduces salivary gland secretion, induces mortality, and reduces transmission of vector-borne pathogens. Kir channel inhibitors induce these adverse effects in ticks, mosquitoes, horn flies, and aphids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Daniel R. Swale, Lane D. Foil
  • Publication number: 20190321450
    Abstract: An intervention for sleep disorders comprises collagen, a gelatin peptide, or the amino acid glycine; L-theanine; lactucopicrin, deoxylactucopicrin, or another lactucopicrin derivative; hyaluronic acid; epigallocatechin gallate; and quinic acid. The intervention helps regulate pro-inflammatory biomarkers that are often associated with insomnia development and progression. These biomarkers include cytokines and enzymes associated with tryptophan degradation. Inhibition of these enzymes and cytokines improves tryptophan availability and sleep quality, and allows individuals to sleep better with fewer side effects. The novel composition promotes high-quality, deep sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Jack N. Losso, Jose Daniel Estrada Andino
  • Publication number: 20190314423
    Abstract: A replicating in vitro cell culture of human placental mesenchymal stem cells comprising; cells which maintain a potential to differentiate to derivatives of multiple progenitor cell types throughout the culture. The progenitor cell types may include neuronal cells, oligodendrocytes and beta-cells. A method of treating a disease, disorder, or condition in a human comprising administering a pharmacologically effective dose of human placental mesenchymal stem cells to the human. A method for producing human placental mesenchymal stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Yuping WANG
  • Patent number: 10435344
    Abstract: An inexpensive, stereoselective synthesis for nootkatone, tetrahydronootkatone, and their derivatives is disclosed utilizing ozonolysis. The starting materials used in the synthesis are inexpensive and the reactions are commercially feasible and amenable to scaling up. The principal starting material, (?)-?-Pinene, is on the GRAS list (generally recognized as safe).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Roger Laine
  • Patent number: 10429376
    Abstract: Microdevices are disclosed to efficiently, accurately, and rapidly isolate and enumerate rare cells, such as circulating tumor cells, from liquids such as whole blood. The system employs multiple parallel meandering channels having a width on the order of 1-2 cell diameters. The microdevices can be produced at low-cost, may readily be automated, and in many instances may be used without pre-processing of the sample. They may be used to isolate and enumerate rare cells, including for example the detection and diagnosis of cancers, cancer staging, or evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention, or detecting pathogenic bacteria. The device may optionally be used to nondestructively capture and later to release target cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Steven A. Soper, Michael C. Murphy, June Feng, Robin L. McCarley, André A. Adams
  • Publication number: 20190284396
    Abstract: The low temperature cracking and high temperature rutting of polymer-modified asphalt concrete pavement can be reduced. The composite includes asphalt and at least one polymer that expands at low temperature, triggered by cooling-induced tensile stress, to reduce thermal cracking. The composite includes at least one polymer that expands at high temperature, so that the composite recovers after compression induced by traffic loading at higher temperatures, thereby reducing rutting. The system reduces thermal stress, and reduces or even eliminates thermal cracking and rutting. Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are used to improve asphalt compositions so that they better resist both thermal cracking and rutting. The SMP(s) can be incorporated into the asphalt, or a portion of fine aggregates can be replaced with SMP particles or SMP fibers, or aggregate replacement and asphalt modification can be combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Guoqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10416150
    Abstract: Microdevices are disclosed to efficiently, accurately, and rapidly isolate and enumerate rare cells, such as circulating tumor cells, from liquids such as whole blood. The system employs multiple parallel meandering channels having a width on the order of 1-2 cell diameters. The microdevices can be produced at low-cost, may readily be automated, and in many instances may be used without pre-processing of the sample. They may be used to isolate and enumerate rare cells, including for example the detection and diagnosis of cancers, cancer staging, or evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention, or detecting pathogenic bacteria. The device may optionally be used to nondestructively capture and later to release target cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Steven Soper, Michael Murphy, June Feng Schneider, Robin McCarley, André Adams