Patents Assigned to STC.UNM
  • Publication number: 20200015477
    Abstract: A larvicide comprising an essential oil encapsulated within a non-viable yeast cell. The larvicide is particularly effective against mosquito larvae, non-toxic to humans and other non-target species, inexpensive to make, and non-toxic during manufacture, transport, and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Ivy Foo-Hurwitz, Ravi Durvasula, Scott Matthews, Michael Workman
  • Patent number: 10533991
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to p-phenylene ethynylene compounds as bioactive and detection agents. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of inducing germination of microbial spores including contacting the microbial spores with a p-phenylene ethynylene compound. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method for detecting an enzyme, a method of protein analysis, or a method of detecting a chemical agent, including introducing a p-phenylene ethynylene compound to a composition including an enzyme substrate, and analyzing the fluorescence of the p-phenylene ethynylene compound. Various embodiments provide sensors that include a p-phenylene ethynylene compound and an enzyme substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: David G. Whitten, Harry Pappas, Eric H. Hill, Yue Zhang, Eva Yung Hua Chi, Arjun Thapa, Ying Wang, Patrick L. Donabedian, Kiran Bhaskar
  • Publication number: 20200009808
    Abstract: A panel comprising internal strips or regions reinforced with nanomaterials having high load carrying capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Mahmoud Reda Taha, Arafat Khan, Eslam Mohamed Soliman
  • Patent number: 10529870
    Abstract: A photonic infrared detector having at least one metal layer having a broad-band IR absorption and the detector is configured to enable light to make a plurality of passes within a c-Si substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Sang Eon Han, Seok Jun Han
  • Publication number: 20200002543
    Abstract: A method and precursor for making carbon fibers and the like comprising carbon black modified with at least one cyclic compound promoter. A source of the carbon black may be recycled materials such as recycled tires or recycled plastics. The carbon black is modified by attaching at least one cyclic compound promoter to the outer periphery of the carbon black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Richard Alan Kemp, Mahmoud Reda Taha
  • Patent number: 10522843
    Abstract: A supported bi-metallic non-platinum catalyst that is capable of oxidizing hydrazine to produce, as by-products of energy production, nitrogen, water, and zero or near-zero levels of ammonia is described. The catalyst is suitable for use in fuel cells, particularly those that utilizes an anion-exchange membrane and a liquid fuel such as hydrazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Tomokazu Sakamoto, Hirohisa Tanaka, Koichiro Asazawa
  • Patent number: 10514361
    Abstract: Ion-doped metal or ceramic nanoparticles can be added into, for example, a component that upon exposure to an environmental stimulus, will release the ion and ‘tattle’ on any impending destruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, STC.UNM
    Inventors: Timothy J. Boyle, Khalid Mikhiel Hattar, Fernando Henry Garzon, Stephen J. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10512651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery that MK2 is highly expressed in cancer tissue and the inhibition of MK2 using an MK2 inhibitor represents a viable approach to the treatment of cancer, including drug resistant cancers, metastatic cancers and recurrent cancers. MK2 inhibitors as described herein may be used alone or in combination with an at least one additional anti-cancer agent for the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Ellen Janine Beswick
  • Patent number: 10514215
    Abstract: The present prevention provides a surface coating for cooling a surface by light scattering comprising a plurality of successive layers, each of the layers may be comprised of a plurality of spheres arranged to form a structure comprised of packed spheres. Each layer may have a different arrangement of packed spheres to create to a different light scattering property in each of the layers. The coating of the structures may also be formed by randomly packed spheres and the spheres may have a uniform diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventors: Sang Eon Han, Sang M. Han
  • Patent number: 10511172
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for using aggregated loads from a plurality of distributed energy resources to perform a function at a power distribution feeder. The invention includes a plurality of distributed energy resources, wherein at least one distributed energy resource includes a renewable energy resource, a communication network, a control device, a power distribution feeder coupled to the control device, and an energy storage system coupled to the power distribution feeder. The control device sends a signal to the plurality of distributed energy resources via the communication network. The signal is a request to switch a status of one or more of the distributed energy resources if one or more distributed energy resources is within a predetermined condition. Loads from the one or more of the distributed energy resources that switched status are aggregated to perform a function at the power distribution feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Andrea A. Mammoli, Yasser Yasaei
  • Patent number: 10494299
    Abstract: An electrically and thermally conductive polymer concrete (made of a polymer and aggregate particles without cement) comprising non-functionalized nanoparticles (e.g. non-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (NF-MWCNTs), non-functionalized carbon nanofibers, non-functionalized nanoalumina) dispersed therein and methods of making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Mahmoud Reda Taha, Usma Farid Kandil, Ala Eddin Douba, Mehmet Emiroglu
  • Patent number: 10483105
    Abstract: Provided is a method for growing a nanowire, including: providing a substrate with a base portion having a first surface and at least one support structure extending above or below the first surface; forming a dielectric coating on the at least one support structure; forming a photoresist coating over the substrate; forming a metal coating over at least a portion of the dielectric coating; removing a portion of the dielectric coating to expose a surface of the at least one support structure; removing a portion of the at least one support structure to form a nanowire growth surface; growing at least one nanowire on the nanowire growth surface of a corresponding one of the at least one support structure, wherein the nanowire comprises a root end attached to the growth surface and an opposing, free end extending from the root end; and elastically bending the at least one nanowire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Seung-Chang Lee, Steven R. J. Brueck
  • Patent number: 10483415
    Abstract: Provided is a method for fabricating a nanopatterned surface. The method includes forming a mask on a substrate, patterning the substrate to include a plurality of symmetry-breaking surface corrugations, and removing the mask. The mask includes a pattern defined by mask material portions that cover first surface portions of the substrate and a plurality of mask space portions that expose second surface portions of the substrate, wherein the plurality of mask space portions are arranged in a lattice arrangement having a row and column, and the row is not oriented parallel to a [110] direction of the substrate. The patterning the substrate includes anisotropically removing portions of the substrate exposed by the plurality of spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Sang Eon Han, Brittany R. Hoard, Sang M. Han, Swapnadip Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10474927
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for precomputation of reduced deformable models. In such precomputation, a Krylov subspace iteration may be used to construct a series of inertia modes for an input mesh. The inertia modes may be condensed into a mode matrix. A set of cubature points may be sampled from the input mesh, and cubature weights of the set of cubature points may be calculated for each of the inertia modes in the mode matrix. A training dataset may be generated by iteratively adding training samples to the training dataset until a training error metric converges, wherein each training sample is generated from an inertia mode in the mode matrix and corresponding cubature weights. The reduced deformable model may be generated, including inertia modes in the training dataset and corresponding cubature weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventor: Yin Yang
  • Patent number: 10471047
    Abstract: The current invention is in the field of molecular biology/pharmacology and provides methods of using compounds that modulate the effects of GPR30/GPER for treating obesity and diabetes (preferably agonists) as well as disease states and/or conditions that result from excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (preferably antagonists). These compounds may function as agonists and/or antagonists of the disclosed estrogen receptor and/or modulate the expression/upregulation of nox and nox-associated reactive oxygen species (ROS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Eric R. Prossnitz, Geetanjali Sharma
  • Patent number: 10466326
    Abstract: A method of measuring the concentration of a magnetic material in an object using magnetic resonance imaging comprising administering magnetic material to the object; obtaining a set of T1-weighted and T2-weighted images of the object in order to determine a background magnetic resonance imaging signal intensity and measurements of the background nuclear magnetic relaxation times (T1, T2) of the object without magnetic material; and obtaining a set of T1-weighted and T2-weighted magnetic resonance images of the object with magnetic materials added; measuring effect of magnetic material on the relaxation times; and converting the T1-weighted and T2-weighted images into a set of contrast images which are subtracted from each other to yield a contrast difference image proportional to the concentration of the magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventor: Laurel Sillerud
  • Patent number: 10464985
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel non-invasive diagnostic tools/compounds to image cancers, especially, melanoma, including metastatic melanoma in vivo. The present compounds exhibit enhanced uptake in cancerous cells and tissue and decreased renal uptake in kidney, evidencing favorable pharmacokinetics of compounds of the present invention. The compounds according to the present invention represent an advance in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, including metastatic melanoma using non-invasive molecular imaging techniques. The novel probes of the present invention are also useful for initiating therapy for melanoma as well as monitor patients' response to chemotherapy treatments and other interventions or therapies used in the treatment of melanoma/metastatic melanoma. Compounds according to the present invention may be used as diagnostic tools for a number of conditions and diseases states as well as therapeutic agents for treating such conditions and disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Yubin Miao, Haixun Guo
  • Patent number: 10453996
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes providing a substrate comprising a first material portion and a single crystal silicon layer on the first material portion. The substrate further comprises a major front surface, a major backside surface opposing the major front surface, and a plurality of grooves positioned in the major front surface. A buffer layer is deposited in one or more of the plurality of grooves. A semiconductor material is epitaxially grown over the buffer layer and in the one or more plurality of grooves, the epitaxially grown semiconductor material comprising a hexagonal crystalline phase layer and a cubic crystalline phase structure disposed over the hexagonal crystalline phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Seung-Chang Lee, Christian Wetzel, Mark Durniak
  • Patent number: 10442934
    Abstract: A method and precursor for making carbon fibers and the like comprising carbon black modified with at least one cyclic compound promoter. A source of the carbon black may be recycled materials such as recycled tires or recycled plastics. The carbon black is modified by attaching at least one cyclic compound promoter to the outer periphery of the carbon black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Richard Alan Kemp, Mahmoud Reda Taha
  • Patent number: 10436570
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Michelson interferometer for capturing images of a vibrating sample comprising a coherent light source. The light source may be adapted to illuminate a sample with a constant brightness across the sample. The interferometer may also be configured to generate a 3D representation of a sample using a single frame for a predetermined phase of the sample. The 3D representations may be combined to create a 3D video representation of the vibrating sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Arash Kheyraddini-Mousavi, Zayd Leseman, Behnam Kheyraddini-Mousavi