Patents Assigned to Governors of the University of Alberta
  • Patent number: 10800829
    Abstract: Provided herein are variants of an archaerhodopsin useful for application such as optical measurement of membrane potential. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, cells comprising the polynucleotides, and cells comprising the polypeptides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: President and Fellows of Harvard College, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Adam Ezra Cohen, Daniel Hochbaum, Peng Zou, Samouil Leon Farhi, Robert Earl Campbell, Yongxin Zhao, Daniel Jed Harrison
  • Publication number: 20200291074
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan KLAPOETKE, Brian Yichiun CHOW, Edward BOYDEN, Gane KA-Shu WONG, Yongku Peter CHO
  • Patent number: 10766940
    Abstract: Amylin receptor antagonists capable of binding to the amylin receptor and inhibiting activity of amylin or amyloid-beta protein are provided. The amylin receptor antagonists can be administered in the form of pharmaceutical compositions or the like. Methods for preparing and using the amylin receptor antagonists for treating, preventing, or ameliorating Alzheimer's disease are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Jack Jhamandas, Rania Soudy, Kamaljit Kaur, Wen Fu, David MacTavish, Aarti Patel
  • Patent number: 10717769
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan Klapoetke, Brian Yichiun Chow, Edward Boyden, Gane KA-Shu Wong, Yongku Peter Cho
  • Patent number: 10711044
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan Klapoetke, Brian Yichiun Chow, Edward Boyden, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Yongku Peter Cho
  • Publication number: 20200181577
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to recombinant cardiomyocytes and cardiomyocyte cell lines overexpressing hERG and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Rakesh Bhat, Michael Houghton
  • Patent number: 10641780
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions that find use in facilitating a diagnosis of inflammatory liver disease in a subject. The methods and compositions generally involve detection of eotaxin-3 (E3) levels, either alone or with levels of eotaxin-1 (E1), and optionally, with levels of CCL22 and, further optionally, with levels of IL15. These levels can be used to facilitate a diagnosis of a liver disease of at least one of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and/or to facilitate a differential diagnosis between AIH, PBC, and PSC. The methods and compositions of the present disclosure also find use in facilitating treatment decisions for a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: The Governors of the University of Alberta, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Inventors: Abdolamir Landi, Michael Houghton, D. Lorne Tyrrell, Tim Lankisch, Tobias Weismueller, Michael Manns
  • Patent number: 10633316
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards methods of converting glycerol to an allyl compound, involving deoxydehydrating glycerol with formic acid and heat to form allyl alcohol; and esterifying the allyl alcohol with formic acid and/or phthalic anhydride and heat to form allyl formate and diallyl phthalate. In some instances, the heat is generated by a microwave. In further instances, the methods involve polymerizing the allyl alcohol, allyl formate and/or diallyl phthalate to form poly(allyl alcohol) or poly(allyl formate) or poly (diallyl phthalate). In some instances, the allyl polymers were used for the consolidation of oil sands tailings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Aman Ullah, Yanet Rodriguez Herrero
  • Publication number: 20200123218
    Abstract: Provided herein are variants of an archaerhodopsin useful for application such as optical measurement of membrane potential. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, cells comprising the polynucleotides, and cells comprising the polypeptides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: President and Fellows of Harvard College, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Adam Ezra Cohen, Daniel Hochbaum, Peng Zou, Samouil Leon Farhi, Robert Earl Campbell, Yongxin Zhao, Daniel Jed Harrison
  • Patent number: 10627465
    Abstract: A metamaterial liner for an MRI bore. The metamaterial liner may cover only a portion of the MRI bore, allowing travelling wave excitations within the lined portion. By restricting the waves to the lined portion, improved signal to noise ratio may be provided. The lined length may be adjustable, for example by forming the metamaterial liner of removable annular segments. A method is provided of adjusting the length of the lined portion by removing metamaterial segments. The segments may be included in interchangeable modules. The MRI liner is suitable for any magnetic field strength, and in particular may provide improved signal to noise at reduced technical difficulty at magnetic field strengths between conventional field strengths suitable for a birdcage coil and conventional travelling wave field strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: The Governors of the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services
    Inventors: Ashwin K. Iyer, Justin G. Pollock, Nicola de Zanche
  • Patent number: 10585094
    Abstract: An impedance based biosensor and method for detecting a target biomolecule in a sample are provided. The biosensor has a substrate, and first and second spaced-apart electrodes disposed at the substrate. A molecular recognition element (MRE) for binding with the target is bound to the substrate between the first and second electrodes. The biosensor also has a nanoparticle having an MRE bound to its surface. In the presence of the target, the nanoparticle is immobilized between the first and second electrodes due to binding of the target biomolecule with the first MRE and binding of the target biomolecule with the second MRE. A measurable change in electrical impedance across the first and second electrodes occurs due to the immobilization of the nanoparticle between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Scott Mackay, Jie Chen, Peter Hermansen, David Scott Wishart
  • Patent number: 10562863
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to heterobifunctional linkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: David Scott Wishart, Khalid Azyat, Daniel Golec
  • Patent number: 10550171
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides peptides that modulate an immune response in an individual. The present disclosure provides peptides that modulate cellular responses in vitro. The present disclosure provides compositions comprising the peptides. The peptides and compositions are useful in methods of modulating an immune response in an individual, which methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Adrian Egli, Deanna Michelle Santer, Aviad Yaagov Levin, Bradley Scott Thomas, Khaled Hassan Sayed Barakat, Michael A. Joyce, Daire Thomas O'Shea, Rakesh Kumar Bhat, Michael Houghton, D. Lorne J. Tyrrell, Atul Humar, Deepali Kumar
  • Patent number: 10551462
    Abstract: A method for performing magnetic resonance imaging with variable flip angle (VFA) readouts includes preparing longitudinal magnetization of a spin system associated with a subject to a target state, yielding a prepared longitudinal magnetization. The prepared longitudinal magnetization is converted to an image using a VFA readout sequence, wherein the VFA readout sequence comprises a plurality of radio-frequency pulses with corresponding flip-angles varying according to a modulation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Kelvin Chow, Richard Thompson, Bruce S. Spottiswoode
  • Publication number: 20200031883
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan Klapoetke, Brian Yichiun Chow, Edward Boyden, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Yongku Peter Cho
  • Patent number: 10534000
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for identifying a subject with an increased likelihood of developing or having metastatic papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), or a subject with an increased likelihood of developing or having recurrent PTC, and the treatment of such a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Todd McMullen, Raymond Lai
  • Patent number: 10526608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to method of preparing aptamers, aptamers, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Zhixin Wang, Hongquan Zhang, Xing-Fang Li, Xiaochun Le
  • Publication number: 20190352347
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan KLAPOETKE, Brian Yichiun CHOW, Edward BOYDEN, Gane KA-Shu WONG, Yongku Peter CHO
  • Patent number: 10472398
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of The University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan Klapoetke, Brian Yichiun Chow, Edward Boyden, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Yongku Peter Cho
  • Patent number: 10472399
    Abstract: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Governors of The University of Alberta
    Inventors: Nathan Klapoetke, Brian Yichiun Chow, Edward Boyden, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Yongku Peter Cho