Patents Assigned to The Regents of the University of Califonia
  • Patent number: 10478513
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of using nitroxide spin-labeled amyloid beta-binding compounds to image amyloid. The present invention also provides nitroxide spin-labeled amyloid beta-binding compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: John Voss, Ruiwu Liu
  • Patent number: 10407460
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of assembling nucleic acid fragments, such as non overlapping nucleic acid fragments, in an orientation-specific, sequence-independent way. The methods entail annealing one or more nucleic acid fragments to be assembled onto a solid phase via matching barcodes having sequences complementary to the solid phase oligos, ligating the nucleic acid fragments by end-to-end ligation, and recovering the ligated nucleic acid from the solid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Todd Prentice Coleman, Phillip Kyriakakis
  • Publication number: 20190219078
    Abstract: A microfluidic platform is disclosed that uses obstacles placed at particular location(s) within the channel cross-section to turn and stretch fluid. The asymmetric flow behavior upstream and downstream of the obstacle(s) due to fluid inertia manifests itself as a total deformation of the topology of streamlines that effectively creates a tunable net secondary flow. The system and methods passively creates strong secondary flows at moderate to high flow rates in microchannels. These flows can be accurately controlled by the numbers and particular geometric placement of the obstacle(s) within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Dino Di Carlo, Hamed Amini, Elodie Sollier
  • Patent number: 10274483
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems for measuring the concentration of a disaccharide in an aqueous medium, the system comprising a boronic acid derivative and a fluorescent molecule. Also disclosed are methods of determining gastrointestinal permeability in a subject, the method comprising contacting an aqueous medium obtained from a subject with the above system to obtain a mixture, where the patient has consumed a known quantity of a disaccharide; measuring the fluorescence emission of the mixture; and correlating the extent of fluorescence emission to the concentration of the disaccharide in the aqueous medium; and correlating the concentration of the disaccharide in the aqueous medium to the gastrointestinal permeability in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Bakthan Singaram, Angel Resendez, Dominic-Luc Webb
  • Publication number: 20150044734
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to engineered microorganisms that produce amino acids and amino acid intermediates. In particular, the disclosure relates to recombinant nucleic acids encoding operons that increase production of aromatic amino acids and the aromatic amino acid intermediate shikimate; microorganisms with increased production of aromatic amino acids and the aromatic amino acid intermediate shikimate; and methods related to the production of aromatic amino acids, the aromatic amino acid intermediate shikimate, and commodity chemicals derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Darmawi Juminaga, Jay D. Keasling
  • Patent number: 8105264
    Abstract: A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at its distal end. This region may include hollow fibers which are adapted to receive a remotely cooled heat exchange fluid preferably flowing in a direction counter to that of the body fluid. The hollow fibers enhance the surface area of contact, as well as the mixing of both the heat exchange fluid and the body fluid. The catheter can be positioned to produce hypothermia in a selective area of the body or alternatively positioned to systemically cool the entire body system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Zoll Circulation, Inc., The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Wayne A. Noda, Mike L. Jones, Scott M. Evans, Blair D. Walker, William J. Worchen, Yves Pierre Gobin
  • Patent number: 8067460
    Abstract: Compositions of matter comprising 5-phenoxyalkoxypsoralen compounds and their method of synthesis and use. The compounds are useable to treat diseases or disorders in human or animal subjects, including autoimmune diseases. The compounds inhibit potassium channels, including the Kv1.3 channel and at least some of the therapeutic effects of such compounds may be due at least in part to potassium channel inhibition. In some embodiments, the compounds are more selective for certain potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.3 channels) than other potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.5 channels).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Heike Wulff, Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Wolfram Haensel, Alexander Schmitz, Kristina Schmidt-Lassen
  • Patent number: 7935985
    Abstract: A method for fabricating nitrogen-face (N-face) nitride-based electronic devices with low buffer leakage, comprising isolating a buffer from a substrate with an AlGaInN nucleation layer to suppress impurity incorporation from the substrate into the buffer. A method for fabricating N-face nitride-based electronic devices with low parasitic resistance and high breakdown, comprising capping a device structure with a conductive layer to provide extremely low access and/or contact resistances, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Umesh K. Mishra, Yi Pei, Siddharth Rajan, Man Hoi Wong
  • Patent number: 7432342
    Abstract: A-kinase anchor protein (AKAPs) muteins, peptides thereof, and nucleic acids encoding the peptides are provided herein. Also provided are transgenic animals, cells comprising transgenes and various methods employing such peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignees: Sequenom, Inc., The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Andreas Braun, Charles R. Cantor, Stefan M. Kammerer, Susan Taylor, Lora Burns-Hamuro, Charles Cook, Gary Olson, Christopher Self
  • Patent number: 5766747
    Abstract: A method is described for the production of thin boron and titanium/boron films by magnetron sputter deposition. The amorphous boron films contain no morphological growth features, unlike those found when thin films are prepared by various physical vapor deposition processes. Magnetron sputter deposition method requires the use of a high density crystalline boron sputter target which is prepared by hot isostatic pressing. Thin boron films prepared by this method are useful for producing hardened surfaces, surfacing machine tools, etc. and for ultra-thin band pass filters as well as the low Z element in low Z/high Z optical components, such as mirrors which enhance reflectivity from grazing to normal incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Daniel M. Makowiecki, Alan F. Jankowski