Patents Assigned to University of South Australia
  • Publication number: 20190226949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and products for imaging or labelling cells. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of intracellular imaging of a cell. The method comprises exposing the cell to a complex comprising a phenylpyridine iridium (III) (and/or a functional derivative thereof) and a tetrazolato compound and imaging the complex in the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: University of South Australia, Curtin University
    Inventors: Doug BROOKS, Sally PLUSH, Stefano STAGNI, Massimiliano MASSIMILIANO
  • Patent number: 10139458
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic sensor for measuring flux density. The sensor comprises at least one tunnelling magnetoresistor, supporting circuitry and an output for outputting a signal from the tunnelling magnetoresistor. In another aspect, there is also provided a sensor probe comprising at least one magnetic sensor. A magnetic probe system is also described, comprising the probe sensor and processing circuitry. Methods of processing the output signal from the magnetic sensor are also described. In one application, the system and method allow for detection of tissue such as lymph nodes that have taken up small quantities of magnetic particles upon injection of a magnetic tracer containing the magnetic particles into a patient, and can be used to identify such tissue that could be affected by certain forms of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Aidan Mark Francis Cousins, Benjamin Thierry, A. Bruce Wedding, Daniel Forero Morales
  • Patent number: 10087501
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a process for selectively extracting Fe(III) ions from an aqueous feedstock containing Fe(III) ions and non-ferric ions. The process comprises contacting the feedstock with an organic phase comprising a phosphonium salt or ammonium salt ionic liquid under liquid-liquid extraction conditions for a time sufficient to allow transfer of at least some of the Fe(III) ions from the feedstock to the organic phase to provide an Fe(III) ion laden organic phase and an Fe(III) depleted feedstock, and separating the Fe(III) ion laden organic phase from the Fe(III) depleted feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: University of South Australia, Shanxi Ruienze Technology Co., Ltd., Shanxi University
    Inventors: Fangqin Cheng, Li Cui, Jingfang Zhou, John Ralston, Fangbin Xue
  • Patent number: 10066069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tunable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Colin James Hall, Drew Raymond Evans, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso
  • Patent number: 10004660
    Abstract: A method for treating patients with sensor agnosia is described that uses a gaming system with a specialised two handed game controller that can provide isolated haptic feedback to the patient's hand that has the greatest sensory agnosia. The controller is designed to be easy to use for patients with limited dexterity and requires the user to use both hands to control the controller. The gaming system provides a range of interactive computer games that provide contextually relevant haptic feedback of varying durations and intensities. Haptic feedback is provided in response to events in a game, and whilst the controller requires two hands, each hand is vibrationally isolated so that haptic feedback is only provided to the desired hand. The system logs usage statistics of the patient and these can be sent back to a clinician for analysis. The system and controller is particularly suitable for children with Cerebral Palsy, but may be used to treat patients with sensory agnosia due to range of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH NETWORK INC.
    Inventors: David Anthony Hobbs, Susan Loris Hillier, Remo Nunzio Russo, Alexander William Walker, Max Bristow Hughes, Thomas Samuel Whitby
  • Patent number: 9923624
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the communication system includes a user node for receiving data from a remote application program, the data including message data for communication to a central application program operatively associated with the remote application program; plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; one or more access nodes for receiving the message data from the user node via a first communications interface, and communicating the message data via a second communications interface to one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; and a hub for communicating with the one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes to receive the message data for communication to the central application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, William George Cowley, Gottfried Lechner, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok, Linda Mary Davis, Ricky Rocco Luppino, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu
  • Patent number: 9828351
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally, but not exclusively, to compounds and their use as enzyme interacting agents, in particular, agents which interact with one or more enzymes in the sphingolipid biosynthesis pathway. The disclosure further relates to the use of such compounds as research tools, use in therapy, to compositions and agents comprising said compounds, and to methods of treatment using said compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: MONASH UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, CENTRAL ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bernard Luke Flynn, Luigi Aurelio, Carmen Vittoria Scullino, Bing Hui Wang, Stuart Maxwell Pitson, Melissa Rose Pitman
  • Publication number: 20170328922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and products for labelling, binding and/or detection of lipids. Certain embodiments provide a method of labelling a lipid. The method comprises exposing the lipid to a complex comprising a transition metal carbonyl compound, a conjugated bidentate ligand and a tetrazolato compound, and thereby labelling the lipid by binding the complex to the lipid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Doug Brooks, Sally Plush, Massimiliano Massi
  • Publication number: 20170312249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modulators of 14-3-3 functionality and their use in methods and compositions for preventing and/or treating various diseases, conditions and states, such as cancer and healing of wounds. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of preventing and/or treating a disease, condition or state in a subject associated with altered 14-3-3 protein functionality and/or which would benefit from altering 14-3-3 functionality, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent which inhibits dimerization of the 14-3-3 protein, thereby preventing and/or treating the disease, condition or state in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: University of South Australia, Central Adelaide Local Health Network Inc.
    Inventors: Joanna Woodcock, Angel Lopez, Stuart Maxwell Pitson, Michael Susithiran Samuel, Carl Coolen
  • Publication number: 20170261138
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluid connection port for forming a working fluid connection between a deformable, flexible tube and a fluid handling device, the fluid connection port comprising a bore extending from an exterior surface of the fluid handling device to an internal fluid handling feature, the bore comprising a narrow diameter bore section adjacent the exterior surface of the fluid handling device, a larger diameter bore section adjacent the internal fluid handling feature, and a shoulder separating the narrow diameter bore section and the larger diameter bore section, wherein the diameter of the bore at the narrow diameter bore section is less than the outside diameter of the deformable, flexible tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventor: Luke PARKINSON
  • Patent number: 9763253
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described which provide solutions for determining how to allocate terminals to slots in order to maximize communication system performance in the case where there is no feedback channel between a multiuser satellite receiver and terminals within the field of view. Terminals operate independently of each other and choose transmission slots based upon the geographic position of the terminal. Terminals can be programmed with a slot selector to choose slots according to some deterministic or non deterministic function of the current position. A slot plan database may be used to assist in efficient slot selection. Regular and irregular grid based allocation methods are described, that reduce the likelihood that too many terminals transmit using the same slot within the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, William George Cowley, Linda Mary Davis
  • Patent number: 9752193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the proline rich transmembrane protein 2 (PRRT2) gene, and the identification of mutations and variations in PRRT2 that give rise to seizure and movement disorders. Accordingly, the present invention provides methods for the diagnosis or prognosis of such disorders by identifying alterations in the PRRT2 gene. Identification of alterations in the PRRT2 gene also enables the identification of subjects with an increased likelihood of having an offspring predisposed to such disorders. The present invention also provides an isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising an alteration in the PRRT2 gene, wherein said alteration produces a seizure and/or movement disorder phenotype. Also provided is an isolated PRRT2 polypeptide that comprises an alteration which produces a seizure and/or movement disorder phenotype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: The University of Melbourne, Central Adelaide Local Health Network Incorporated, Itek Ventures Pty Ltd (University of South Australia)
    Inventors: Sarah Elizabeth Heron, Leanne Michelle Dibbens, Samuel Frank Berkovic, Ingrid Eileen Scheffer, John Charles Mulley
  • Patent number: 9723790
    Abstract: A weed seed devitalization arrangement for use with a. combine harvester, attached to the combine harvester, towed behind, or standalone. The weed seed devitalization arrangement receives weed seeds entrained in a. portion of the air and material previously discharged from a combine harvester or other crop/lawn cutung apparatus. The weed seed devitalization arrangement includes a roton'stator arrangement including but not necessarily excluding other elements, one or more stationary substantially circular array of weed seed impact members, the members being arranged so as to impact weed seeds being provided into the substantially circular array; and one or more rotatable substantially circular array of weed seed impact members, the rotatable array movable with respect to a stationary substantially circular array of weed seed impact members, the impact members of the rotatable substantially circular array arranged to impact weed seeds being directed through the rotatable substantially circular array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: GRAINS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Nicholas Kane Berry, Chris Saunders
  • Publication number: 20170215358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for enhancing at least one growth parameter of a leguminous plant via co-inoculation of a leguminous plant with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism. In further aspects, the present invention also relates to leguminous plants co-inoculated with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism, as well as specific actinobacterial strains and inoculant compositions which are useful in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Christopher Milton Mathew FRANCO, Hoang Xuyen LE, Ross Alexander BALLARD
  • Publication number: 20170165199
    Abstract: A method of producing a dried formulation for an active substance such as a drug compound is described. The method involves dispersing a discontinuous phase (e.g. an oil-based or lipidic medium) comprising the active substance into a continuous phase (e.g. water) so as to form a two-phase liquid system comprising droplets of said discontinuous phase, allowing nanoparticles to congregate at the phase interface at the surface of the droplets such that at least one layer of nanoparticles coat the droplets and thereby provide sufficient structural integrity to the droplets to enable the subsequent removal of the continuous phase, and thereafter removing the continuous phase from the nanoparticle-coated droplets to produce a dried formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Clive Allan Prestidge, Spomenka SIMOVIC
  • Patent number: 9673967
    Abstract: A method for estimating a time offset of a transmitted signal which comprises pilot symbols and data symbols, the method comprising: receiving the transmitted signal to produce a received signal; and processing an optimizing function of the received signal at a finite number of possible time offsets to produce an estimator of the time offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: William George Cowley, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok
  • Patent number: 9668210
    Abstract: A multiple access slotted wireless communication system comprising a plurality of terminals and a multi-access receiver is described. The multi-access receiver can decode multiple transmissions in each slot of a frame from terminals in its field of view. Each terminal has an active state for transmitting and an inactive state. After receiving acknowledgement of a successful transmission by the terminal, the terminal enters the inactive state for at least a transmission delay time. This may be the remaining time that the terminal is in the field of view of the multi-access receiver. This may be achieved by the terminal using a probability of transmission to determine whether or not to transmit in the next frame. The terminal may also be configured to select the slot in a frame, and this may be based upon information such as which slots were acknowledged. The receiver may use compression to transmit acknowledgement messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, William George Cowley, Ho Leung Chan
  • Patent number: 9656601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymeric substrate being coated with a reflective coating, particularly a chromium-based reflective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: SMR Patents S.A.R.L., University Of South Australia
    Inventors: Drew Raymond Evans, Kamil Zuber, Colin James Hall, Simon David Field, David Derry Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Simon Belcher, Eugene Schmirin, Mark Delaine, James Nicholas Dickson
  • Publication number: 20170015802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tuneable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicants: University of South Australia, SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Colin James Hall, Drew Raymond Evans, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso
  • Patent number: 9548877
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in communication systems using recursive modulation schemes with a Low Density Generator Matrix code (including an irregular repeat accumulate (IRA) code) are described that have reduced complexity and thus reduced cost compared to prior art systems. A communication system is described in which the transmitter concatenates a low density generator matrix code with an accumulator followed by a recursive modulator in order to eliminate the use of an interleaver, and in which the receiver combines the decoder for the accumulator and the soft demodulator into a single joint decoder in order reduce the number of components and complexity. Another variation is also described in which the transmitter is further simplified by eliminated the accumulator altogether, and in which the receiver is further simplified by replacing the joint decoder with a soft demodulator prior to the LDGM soft decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Ingmar Rudiger Land, Gottfried Lechner, Alexander James Grant, David Victor Lawrie Haley