Patents Assigned to The Board of Regents of the Nevada Systems of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Patent number: 10435423
    Abstract: Provided herein are functionalized phosphonates and methods for making same via phosphite addition to an atom alpha to an electron withdrawing group. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Jun Yong Kang, Hai Huang, Nagaraju Molleti
  • Patent number: 10431009
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modeling infrastructure elements in three dimensions are disclosed. An example method can comprise a computer receiving information from a database. The received information can comprise structural information describing a form of a structure and condition information describing a condition of the structure. The computer can create a graphical model of the structure based on the structural information. The computer can further determine, based on the condition information, a condition of one or more portions of the structure, and can color the one or more portions of the structure based on the determined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Alexander Paz-Cruz
  • Patent number: 10422048
    Abstract: A process for recovering a rare earth element. The process includes adding water and a nonaqueous acid to an ionic liquid, and dissolving an oxide of a first rare earth element directly into the ionic liquid to form an ionic solution comprising at least about 0.1 weight percent water, the acid and an ion of the first rare earth element. The process further includes applying a potential to the ionic solution to deposit the first rare earth element onto an electrode as a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Hatchett, Kenneth R. Czerwinski, Janelle Droessler, Karen D. Jayne, Michael C. Kimble, Kyle G. Boutin
  • Patent number: 10359522
    Abstract: A phoswich neutron detection system with at least two scintillators, each having differing pulse shape characteristics, and an optical detector, and neutron spectroscopy capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Alexander Barzilov, Jessica Hartman
  • Patent number: 10335058
    Abstract: A chair enabling standardized performance testing under Timed Up and Go procedures. The chair has a seat portion, a base portion, a support element, a force sensor, a timer, and a processor. The processor initiates timing of the standardized performance test in response to receiving an output signal corresponding to a force value less than or equal to a minimum threshold force. The processor ceases timing of the standardized performance test in response to receiving an output signal corresponding to a force greater than or equal to a maximum threshold force. The processor determines a time interval of the standardized performance test based upon the output of the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Szu-Ping Lee, Robbin Hickman, Janet Dufek
  • Patent number: 10333746
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting data using an orthogonal pules shape multiplexing scheme. A transmitter can receive a vector comprising a plurality of symbols. A plurality of continuous pulses can be designed, with each of the continuous pulses corresponds to one of the plurality of symbols in the received vector. Any two pulses selected from the plurality of continuous pulses can be orthogonal. The plurality of continuous pulses can be sampled to produce a corresponding plurality of discrete pulses. The received vector can be transformed based on a transform matrix constructed using on the plurality of discrete pulses. The transformed vector can be transmitted to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education On Behalf Of The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Yingtao Jiang, Elaheh Alidoosti, Taleb Moazzeni
  • Patent number: 10316050
    Abstract: Platinum-containing compounds for the treatment of disease, such as, for example, cancer, are provided herein. Specifically, platinum Pt(IV) complexes with a substituted 2,2?-bipyridine ring structure are provided, as are methods for using the complexes. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Pradip K. Bhowmik, Bryan L. Spangelo, Van Vo, Haesook Han, Ontida Tanthmanatham
  • Patent number: 10240090
    Abstract: This disclosure provides fire retardant materials, including polymers that include at least one pyridinium salt moiety and at least one phosphine oxide moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, INNOSENSE LLC
    Inventors: Pradip K. Bhowmik, Kisholoy Goswami, Maksudul M. Alam, Haesook Han
  • Patent number: 10135236
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing direct and indirect electronic attacks, cyber attacks, and/or minimizing the impact of high voltage pulses are disclosed. In an aspect, an example system can comprise an electromagnetic plasma disrupter device. The electromagnetic plasma disrupter device can comprise a gas pressurized enclosure such a waveguide, grounded metal enclosure, or Faraday shield having a first pair of opposed electrodes at least partially enclosed in the enclosure. A first electrode of a first pair of the opposed electrodes can be connected to ground. A second electrode of the first pair of opposed electrodes can be coupled to a voltage source. The system can optionally comprise a second pair of opposed electrodes. The second pair of electrodes can allow, under normal operation, for signals to enter and leave an electronic circuit that is being protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada Systems of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Robert A. Schill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10007988
    Abstract: Facial approximation systems and methods for approximating the soft tissue profile of the skull of an unknown subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: James Mah
  • Patent number: 9918983
    Abstract: Disclosed are inhibitors of lysine-specific demethylase I (LSD1); synthetic methods for making the compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating cancers characterized by the presence of Sox2 using the compounds and compositions Also disclosed are methods of treating cancers characterized by the presence of Sox2 using inhibitors of LSD1 and/or histone deacetylation I (HDAC1). This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
    Inventor: Hui Zhang
  • Patent number: 9916463
    Abstract: A transmission system is used in a method of transmitting a camouflaged transmission of signals by generating an underlying transmission comprising a plasma transmission discharge constituting background noise having a first amplitude and generating an embedded transmission of signals within the underlying transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Robert A. Schill
  • Patent number: 9862744
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient to reduce risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated disease or reducing existing Clostridium difficile-associated disease in a mammalian subject involves administering to a mammalian subject an effective amount of a germination-inhibiting compound derived from taurocholate. Novel compounds of this class are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
    Inventors: Ernesto Abel-Santos, Amber Howerton
  • Patent number: 9668479
    Abstract: Materials and methods for stimulating or inhibiting germination of Paenibacillus larvae spores, including methods for inhibiting P. larvae germination to reduce foulbrood in honey bees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Ernesto Abel-Santos
  • Patent number: 9631290
    Abstract: Uranic and transuranic metals and metal oxides are first dissolved in ozone compositions. The resulting solution in ozone can be further dissolved in ionic liquids to form a second solution. The metals in the second solution are then electrochemically deposited from the second solutions as room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), tri-methyl-n-butyl ammonium n-bis(trifluoromethansulfonylimide) [Me3NnBu][TFSI] providing an alternative non-aqueous system for the extraction and reclamation of actinides from reprocessed fuel materials. Deposition of U metal is achieved using TFSI complexes of U(III) and U(IV) containing the anion common to the RTIL. TFSI complexes of uranium were produced to ensure solubility of the species in the ionic liquid. The methods provide a first measure of the thermodynamic properties of U metal deposition using Uranium complexes with different oxidation states from RTIL solution at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
    Inventors: David W. Hatchett, Kenneth R. Czerwinski, Janelle Droessler, John Kinyanjui
  • Patent number: 9509682
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this document can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing system receives a token that was specified during a process for logging into an account. The computing system determines whether the token matches any of a plurality of tokens that are assigned to a respective plurality of accounts. The computing system identifies, in response to determining that the token matches a particular token that is assigned to a particular one of the plurality of accounts, a username for the particular one of the plurality of accounts. The computing system provides information to cause a computer display to present the username and multiple other usernames in an obscured manner. The computing system receives an indication that user input selected the username. The computing system receives a password. The computing system provides authorization to log into the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
    Inventors: Juyeon Jo, Yoohwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9480856
    Abstract: This document provides methods, systems, and devices for inducing a decomposition reaction by directing x-rays towards a location including a particular compound. The x-rays can have an irradiation energy that corresponds to a bond distance of a bond in the particular compound in order to break that bond and induce a decomposition of that particular compound. In some cases, the particular compound is a hazardous substance or part of a hazardous substance. In some cases, the particular compound is delivered to a desired location in an organism and x-rays induce a decomposition reaction that creates a therapeutic substance (e.g., a toxin that kills cancer cells) in the location of the organism. In some cases, the particular compound decomposes to produce a reactant in a reactor apparatus (e.g., fuel cell or semiconductor fabricator).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
    Inventor: Michael G. Pravica, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9448042
    Abstract: An inductively coupled transmission line with distributed electromotive force source and an alternative coupling model based on empirical data and theory were developed to initiate bridge wire melt for a detonator with an open and a short circuit detonator load. In the latter technique, the model was developed to exploit incomplete knowledge of the open circuited detonator using tendencies common to all of the open circuit loads examined. Military, commercial, and improvised detonators were examined and modeled. Nichrome, copper, platinum, and tungsten are the detonator specific bridge wire materials studied. The improvised detonators were made typically made with tungsten wire and copper (˜40 AWG wire strands) wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education On Behalf Of The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Robert A. Schill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9370172
    Abstract: Materials and Methods for lysing a strain of Paenibacillus larvae that is not P. larvae 2605, including methods for providing to an environment of a bee hive infected with the strain of P. larvae a lysing phage that also lyses with P. larvae 2605.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Penny S. Amy, Diane Gerda Yost
  • Patent number: 9359213
    Abstract: The physical properties of a diamond are altered by: applying a cationic elemental plasma to a diamond at a plasma temperature of less than 300° C.; allowing the cationic plasma to chemically bond with atoms in defects within the diamond; and removing the plasma from the diamond. The cationic elemental plasma may exemplary be selected from the group consisting of as H+, Na+, Li+ and K+. It is preferred that no plasma is projected from a source at the diamond and that the plasma is provided as an environment surrounding the diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Zhiyong Wang, William Wang