Patents Assigned to The Curators of the University of Missouri
  • Patent number: 11031619
    Abstract: A reaction cell for a flow battery having flow channels positioned within a recess of a non-porous and non-brittle housing that is also a dielectric. Positioning the flow channels within the recess eliminates the need for end plates, gaskets, and insulators of conventional designs. A current collector and an electrode within the recess have areas approximately equal to the area of the recess such that they fit within the recess and maximize the contact area between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Mohammed Abdulkhabeer Al-Yasiri
  • Publication number: 20210162504
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a component comprising bombarding nanoparticles in a dispersion with a laser to transform the ligand and cause the nanoparticles to drop out of the dispersion and deposit onto a substrate; and bombarding additional nanoparticles in the dispersion with the laser to transform the ligand and cause the nanoparticles to drop out of the dispersion and deposit onto the nanoparticles previously deposited out of the dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Heng Pan, Chinmoy Podder, Wan Shou, Xiaowei Yu
  • Patent number: 11019809
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to genetically modified swine wherein at least one allele of a SIGLEC1 gene has been inactivated and/or at least one allele of a CD163 gene has been inactivated. Genetically modified swine having both alleles of the SIGLEC1 gene and/or both alleles CD163 gene inactivated are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Methods for producing such transgenic swine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Randall S. Prather, Kevin D. Wells, Kristin M. Whitworth
  • Patent number: 11013415
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new and improved non-invasive bed sensing system for detecting and monitoring physiological movements such as heartbeat and respiration. The system may employ a hydraulic fluid to transduce the physiological pressures to an integrated pressure sensor and a new and improved signal processing method to identify individual cardiac pulses from the electronic signals generated by the hydraulic transducer. The system provides increased sensitivity capable of capturing quantitative pulse and respiration rates with subtle changes, ability to distinguish between instances of low pulse rate and shallow breathing, and improved comfort over existing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: David Heise, Licet Rosales, Marjorie Skubic
  • Patent number: 11013836
    Abstract: Disclosed are biodegradable glass substrates that are useful as functional elements of solid-state devices. In particular, biodegradable glass substrates having a rapidly degradable glass and a slowly degradable glass provide a structural platform that completely dissolves following a desired operational lifetime of devices such as implanted electronic devices, implanted sensor devices, and optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Chang-Soo Kim, Richard K. Brow, Delbert E. Day
  • Patent number: 11018347
    Abstract: A cermet catalyst material, defining a matrix having interconnected open pores, the matrix selected from the group consisting of YSZ and CGO and defining a substrate, a ceramic coating having a general formula AyBnOx at least partially coating the pores, and a plurality of metal particles A at least partially embedded in the ceramic coating. A is selected from the group consisting of Co, Cu, Ce, Ni, Ti, and combinations thereof and B is selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Ce, and combinations thereof. When the coating is in a first oxidizing atmosphere and at a temperature between 400 degrees Celsius and 800 degrees Celsius the metal particles are absorbed into the coating in the form of metal cations, giving the coating the general formulation AyBnOx?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Fatih Dogan
  • Patent number: 11009585
    Abstract: Microwave and millimeter wave imaging. An antenna array in communication with a signal source comprises a plurality of antennas by which a signal generated by the signal source is transmitted incident to an object located remotely from the antenna array and by which a signal reflected from the object is received by the antenna array. The signals transmitted by the antennas collectively have an effective electric field resembling a plane-wave within a target region in front of the antenna array. A plurality of detectors each connected to one of the antennas is configured to simultaneously receive the reflected signal and provide an output signal representative thereof. An image processor configured to execute an imaging algorithm generates a multi-dimensional profile representative of the object based on the output signals from the detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Matthew J. Horst, Reza Zoughi, Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr
  • Patent number: 11010630
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting landmark pairs in a pair of images is provided. The method includes receiving a pair of images, sampling the pair of images to generate reduced-resolution pairs of images, identifying features in the reduced-resolution pairs of images, matching the features in the image pairs, using the matched features in an increased resolution pair of images as guides for feature matching, and through iteratively guiding feature matching, identifying landmarks in the full-resolution pair of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Washington University, The Curators of The University of Missouri
    Inventors: Deshan Yang, Ye Duan
  • Publication number: 20210137313
    Abstract: A heat exchanging liquid container system comprising a main body; a phase change material (PCM) module disposable within the main body; a PCM disposed within the PCM module; a liquid reservoir defined by the main body and/or the PCM module configured to have liquid disposed therein having a first temperature; and a temperature conditioning channel formed along a wall of the PCM module and/or through the PCM module such that the temperature conditioning channel is in thermal contact with the PCM. The temperature conditioning channel configured to provide a flow path through which the liquid can flow to dispense the liquid from the liquid reservoir such that the liquid will be in thermal contact with the PCM while being dispensed. The PCM configured to exchange thermal energy with the liquid and thereby condition the liquid to be dispensed at a second temperature that is within a desired temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin MA
  • Patent number: 10989867
    Abstract: A fiber-based sensor and a method of forming a fiber-based sensor using microsphere lithography techniques in which a microsphere array is applied to a surface of a tip of an optical fiber to provide for microsphere lithography fabrication of a desired pattern on the tip of the optical fiber. The characteristics of the pattern define sensing capabilities of the sensor to provide for chemical and/or biological sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Edward C. Kinzel, Mahmoud Almasri, Chuang Qu, Ibrahem Jasim, Jiayu Liu
  • Patent number: 10980130
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal foil comprising depositing metal onto an oxidizable substrate to form a metal film on the substrate; oxidizing the substrate at an interface between the metal film and the substrate; and removing the metal film from the substrate to yield a metal foil. A method for forming a thin metal film comprising pre-polarizing a single-crystal Si substrate by application of a potential which is negative of a potential at which Si oxidizes, which pre-polarization occurs in the presence of metal ions to form metal growth nucleation sites on the substrate, followed by application of a potential at which both oxidation of Si and electrodeposition of the metal occur to grow the metal film and oxidize the Si to SiOx, which potential is more positive than the potential applied in the pre-polarization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventor: Jay A. Switzer
  • Publication number: 20210094226
    Abstract: Various processes for producing three dimensional electrically conductive polymer structures, such as three dimensional structures of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), are described as well as materials produced by these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Tazdik Patwary Plateau, Hiep Pham
  • Patent number: 10959661
    Abstract: System, method and media for quantifying bulbar function of a subject. At a high level, embodiments of the invention measure and quantify bulbar function of a test subject based on video data, audio data, or other sensor data of a subject performing a test of bulbar function, such as speech, swallowing, and orofacial movements. This sensor data is then analyzed to identify key events such as syllable enunciations. Based on one or more characteristics of these key events (such as, for example, their rate, count, assessed accuracy, or trends over time), the bulbar function of the subject can accurately, reliably, and objectively be quantified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Teresa Lever, Filiz Bunyak Ersoy, Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, Yunxin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20210078789
    Abstract: A thermal liquid container system comprising a main body, a phase change material (PCM) liner disposed within the main body having a PCM disposed therein, a liquid reservoir defined by PCM liner, a liquid dispensing partition disposed within the liquid reservoir such that the liquid reservoir is partitioned into a temperature conditioning channel and a liquid retention chamber, and a lid comprising a liquid ingress and a liquid dispensing opening, the temperature conditioning channel for placing a liquid passing therethrough in thermal contact with the PCM whereby thermal energy is exchanged between the liquid flowing through the temperature conditioning channel and the PCM such that the liquid is dispensed at a temperature that is within a desired temperature range determined by the selected PCM melting temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin Ma
  • Patent number: 10938045
    Abstract: A radiolytic electrochemical system that comprises a cathode, an anode that comprises a semiconductor, an aqueous electrolyte solution disposed between the cathode and anode, and ionizing radiation, wherein the ionizing radiation splits water molecules via radiolysis and forms solvated free radicals that migrate to the anode or cathode, depending upon a radical's charge, and participate in redox reactions at the anode and cathode thereby producing electrical current capable of performing work when the anode and cathode are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Jae Wan Kwon, Baek Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20210050612
    Abstract: An electrochemical reaction cell comprising an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The MEA is positioned between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The anode electrode, the cathode electrode, and the MEA each have a corrugated shape and are contained within a recess of a housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Jonghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10921264
    Abstract: Utilizing microwave reflections to compare a reference device with counterfeit and/or aging devices under test. The reflection from the device under test varies based on certain properties, which results in each device having a unique and intrinsic electromagnetic signature. Comparisons of the electromagnetic signature of the device under test to the electromagnetic signature of a reference device enable evaluating the acceptability of the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr, Reza Zoughi, Satyajeet Shinde, Sasi Jothibasu
  • Patent number: 10920196
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for enhancing cultured meat production, such as livestock-autonomous meat production. In certain aspects, the meat is any metazoan tissue or cell-derived comestible product intended for use as a comestible food or nutritional component by humans, companion animals, domesticated or captive animals whose carcasses are intended for comestible use, service animals, conserved animal species, animals used for experimental purposes, or cell cultures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: The Curators of the University of Missouri, Memphis Meats, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Genovese, R. Michael Roberts, Bhanu Prakash V. L. Telugu
  • Patent number: 10918629
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of lymphedema therapy, more specifically, to a new pharmacological strategy to rescue the failed lymph pump system that can supplement, enhance or replace current therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Michael John Davis
  • Patent number: 10924363
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a resource management system of a computing network. The design of the resource management system is an edge-Internet of Things (IoT) framework based on blockchain and smart contracts. The resource management system integrates a permissioned blockchain to link the edge cloud resources with each account for an IoT device, resource usage, and behavior of the IoT device. The resource management system uses credit-based resource management to control the resource of the IoT device that can be obtained from the edge server. Smart contracts are used to regulate behavior of the IoT device and enforce policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Jianli Pan, Jianyu Wang