Patents Assigned to The Board of Regents The University of Texas System
  • Publication number: 20240121447
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods provide various progressive, bit-level representations of digital data that are useful for a variety of systems and applications within the fields of machine learning, signal and data processing, and data analytics. Systems, apparatus, and methods for such representations incorporate one or more systems for machine learning, predicting, compressing and decompressing data, and are progressive such that the representations embody a sequential organization of information that prioritizes more information over less significant information. Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems for denoising, enhancing, compressing, decompressing, storing, and transmitting digitized media such as text, audio, image, and video. Methods can include partitioning data, modeling partitioned data, predicting partitioned data, transforming partitioned data, analyzing partitioned data, organizing partitioned data, and partially or fully restructuring the original data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: RICHARD E. S. LISTER METZLER, SOS S. AGAIAN
  • Publication number: 20240116860
    Abstract: Modular dendrimers with cationic groups and lipophilic groups are provided herein. In some aspects, the dendrimers provided herein may be formulated in compositions which contain a nucleic acid and one or more helper excipients. In some aspects, these compositions may also be used to treat diseases or disorders with a therapeutic nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Daniel J. SIEGWART, Kejin ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20240116859
    Abstract: Modular dendrimers with cationic groups and lipophilic groups are provided herein. In some aspects, the dendrimers provided herein may be formulated in compositions which contain a nucleic acid and one or more helper excipients. In some aspects, these compositions may also be used to treat diseases or disorders with a therapeutic nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Daniel J. SIEGWART, Kejin ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20240115741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polymers which contain a hydrophobic and hydrophilic segment which is sensitive to pH. In some aspects, the polymers form a micelle which is sensitive to pH and results in a change in fluorescence based upon the particular pH. In some aspects, the disclosure also provides methods of using the polymers for the imaging of cellular or extracellular environment or delivering a drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jinming GAO, Gang HUANG, Tian ZHAO, Xinpeng MA, Yiguang WANG, Yang LI, Baran D. SUMER
  • Patent number: 11952330
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides ammonium compounds, e.g., compounds according to Formula I as set forth herein, which are useful as antimicrobial agents. Methods for the treatment of bacterial infections and associated conditions, e.g., gastrointestinal conditions, are also described, as well as methods for altering the microbiome of subjects such as humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Bryan Davies, Stanton McHardy, Ashley Cunningham, Hua-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 11951118
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a preliposomal Annamycin lyophilizate, the composition made by the method, and the use of the composition made thereby in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Moleculin Biotech, Inc., Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Donald Picker, Waldemar Priebe
  • Publication number: 20240108575
    Abstract: Vaccine compositions that may be administered to a subject via the buccal and/or sublingual mucosa are provided. Methods for administration and preparation of such vaccine compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Maria A. CROYLE, Jin Huk CHOI, Stephen Clay SCHAFER
  • Publication number: 20240108623
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to methods for treating a subject having cancer. Certain aspects relate to treating a subject for lung cancer by administering poziotinib to a subject determined, from analysis of tumor DNA from the subject, to have an EGFR mutation of a particular classification. Further aspects relate to methods for treating a subject for lung cancer by detecting an EGFR mutation of a particular classification in tumor DNA from the subject and administering an effective amount of poziotinib to the subject. Also disclosed are methods for stratifying and prognosing subjects based on EGFR mutation classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Jacqulyne P. ROBICHAUX, John V. HEYMACH
  • Patent number: 11946065
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for the treatment of diseases and genetic disorders linked to CSTB loss and/or misfunction. The methods and compositions of the present disclosure include rAAV vectors and rAAV viral vectors comprising transgene nucleic acid molecules encoding CSTB polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Berge A. Minassian, Emrah Gumusgoz
  • Patent number: 11948596
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide techniques that protect voice-controllable devices and systems such that the microphone can be shielded from attacking modulated laser beams. Embodiments may provide a physical device that may include two or more layers of integrated material that sits on top of the microphones of the voice-controllable devices and/or systems. The device may act as a physical barrier against the injected malicious laser beams while allowing sound waves reach the microphone for normal operation. For example, in an embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a first layer including at least one opening and a second layer including at least one opening, wherein the at least one opening in the first layer and the at least one opening in the second layer are arranged so as to block the passage of light, but to allow the passage of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Eugene Britto John, Ram Narayan Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20240100144
    Abstract: Immunogenic compositions comprising viral vectors and surfactants are provided. Methods for administration and preparation of such compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Maria A. CROYLE, Stephen Clay SCHAFER
  • Publication number: 20240100021
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to methods for treating a subject having cancer. Certain aspects relate to treatment with an anthracene derivative after treatment with one or more pyrimidine analog antimetabolites. Further aspects relate to methods for improving the efficacy of one or more pyrimidine analog antimetabolites by administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anthracene derivative after administration of the one or more pyrimidine analog antimetabolites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Borje S. Andersson, Benigno C. Valdez
  • Publication number: 20240101637
    Abstract: Methods and compositions used to identify and characterize novel rhodopsin domains, which are kalium (potassium)-conducting channelrhodopsins. The rhodopsin domain of these kalium (potassium)-conducting channelrhodopsins have been cloned, optimized and expressed in mammalian systems and thus may be used in, among others, optogenetic applications and as therapeutic agents for electrically active cell mediated disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: John Lee SPUDICH, Elena G. GOVORUNOVA, Oleg A. SINESHCHEKOV, Mingshan XUE
  • Patent number: 11942129
    Abstract: A magnetic tunnel junction is provided. The magnetic tunnel junction comprises an insulating tunnel barrier and a fixed ferromagnet layer adjacent the tunnel barrier. The fixed ferromagnet comprises a fixed magnetization along an easy axis approximately normal to an interface between the fixed ferromagnet and the tunnel barrier. A free ferromagnet layer is adjacent the tunnel barrier on the side opposite the fixed ferromagnet. The free ferromagnet layer comprises a bistable magnetization along the easy axis that can switch between a parallel state and an anti-parallel state with the fixed ferromagnet. A heavy metal layer is adjacent the free ferromagnet on the side opposite the tunnel barrier. A unidirectional electric current pulse through the heavy metal layer switches the bistable magnetization of the free ferromagnet, thereby switching an electrical resistance state of the magnetic tunnel junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Joseph S. Friedman, Naimul Hassan
  • Patent number: 11938050
    Abstract: Orthosis device and related methods for controlling the device to counteract a gravitational force exerted on the person without directing the orthosis device in a pre-determined pattern of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Robert D. Gregg, Ge Lv, Hanqi Zhu
  • Publication number: 20240091323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ACE2 recombinant proteins and methods of using such for therapeutic and/or diagnostic purposes. Also provided herein are methods for producing such recombinant proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Daniel M. Rosenbaum, Daniel Kober
  • Publication number: 20240093204
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating an autoimmune disorder or a cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising: administering an effective amount of a composition comprising an oligonucleotide that specifically binds a complementary sequence of the Interleukin-7 receptor (IL7R) pre-mRNA that influences splicing of exon 6, wherein the SM-ASO increases or decreases inclusion of exon 6 in IL7R pre-mRNAs and respectively decreases or increases expression of the soluble isoform of IL7R (sIL7R). In certain embodiments, the oligonucleotide is an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), or a splice-modulating antisense oligonucleotide (SM-ASO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, Gaddiel Galarza-Munoz, Shelton S. Bradrick
  • Publication number: 20240096493
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for analyzing a tumor, and more specifically, analyzing a tumor to identify a biological aggressiveness of the tumor. One example method for tumor analysis includes: receiving one or more input features associated with a geometric shape of a tumor, the one or more input features including at least a value indicating a circularity of the tumor; determining, via a machine learning component, a characteristic of the tumor based on the one or more input features, the characteristic being indicative of patient survivability; and outputting an indication of the characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Inventors: Matteo Ligorio, Rebecca Napier, William Gasper, Dario Ghersi
  • Publication number: 20240091258
    Abstract: Methods and compositions related to the use of a protein with kynureninase activity are described. For example, in certain aspects there may be disclosed a modified kynureninase capable of degrading kynurenine. Furthermore, certain aspects of the invention provide compositions and methods for the treatment of cancer with kynurenine depletion using the disclosed proteins or nucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: George GEORGIOU, Everett STONE
  • Patent number: 11931563
    Abstract: An apparatus for a heart of a patient having a cardiac assist device adapted to be implanted into the patient to assist the heart with pumping blood. The apparatus has a sensor adapted to be implanted into the patient. The sensor in communication with the cardiac assist device and the heart which measures native volume of the heart. Alternatively, the sensor monitors the heart based on admittance while the cardiac assist device. Alternatively, the sensor monitors the heart based on impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, CardioVol, LLC
    Inventors: John Porterfield, Jonathan W. Valvano, Clay Heighten, Anil Kottam, Marc David Feldman, Aleksandra Borisovna Gruslova, Drew R. Nolen