Patents Assigned to University of Strathclyde
  • Patent number: 10442979
    Abstract: Injection fluid tuning is provided. In one possible implementation, injection fluid can be tuned by accessing both surface properties of rock found in a hydrocarbon reservoir of interest and a chemical composition of oil found in the reservoir of interest. An ion effect on wettability of a contact surface of the rock can be acquired and then used to formulate a tuned ion solution based on the ion effect on wettability of the contact surface of the rock. In another possible implementation, an electrolyte solution has an ionic composition and an ionic concentration configured to enhance recovery of oil from a reservoir. The electrolyte solution includes a content of direct contact ions including monovalent ions with a static polarizability larger than a preset limit sufficient to influence a contact surface of a rock in the reservoir to reach a desired wettability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: Wael Abdallah, Mikhail Stukan, Reza Taherian, Maxim Fedorov
  • Publication number: 20190125679
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is concerned with a treatment where it is desired that an active agent is designed to be released immediately following administration and again at a time point some time after administration of the active agent. The present invention is particularly suited to administering an agent which may be released before sleep and whilst a subject is sleeping. As well as treating certain conditions by a particular regime, the invention also provides novel formulations for an immediate, followed by a delayed release of drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: Alexander MULLEN, Howard STEVENS, Sarah ECCLESTON
  • Patent number: 10234282
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for determining a position of a divergent radiation source (1), comprising Irradiating a pixel detector (2) with a predetermined intensity distribution of radiation with wavelength ? originated from the radiation source (1), wherein the pixel detector (2) comprises a plurality of pixels with pixel coordinates (xi, yi, zi); Detecting, for each of the plurality of pixels, an intensity of the incident radiation (10); Determining, for each of the plurality of pixels, an incidence direction of the incident radiation using information on an orientation of an internal periodic structure at the pixel and the predetermined intensity distribution, wavelength ? and the detected intensity; and Determining the position (xp, yp, zp) of the radiation source (1) using the pixel coordinates (xi, yi, zi) and the incidence direction for each of the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Brunker Nano GmbH, University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Aimo Winkelmann, Stefano Vespucci
  • Publication number: 20190070323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for the inactivation of pathogens (e.g., bacteria, viruses, etc.) in ex vivo stored blood products, such as plasma and/or platelets, by means of directing visible light radiation from an illuminating device into blood product storage containers in order to achieve effective pathogen inactivation without the presence of an added photosensitising agent in the blood product. An exemplary apparatus includes a control unit that operates a light source that emits light in the wavelength region of about 380-500 nm which is directed onto blood product storage bags at sufficient intensity to penetrate the bag material and the opaque blood product therein in order to inactivate pathogens in the blood product but at dose levels that cause no significant detrimental effects on the blood product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: The US of America, as represented by the Secretary Dept. of Health and Human Servics, The University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Chintamani Atreya, Michelle Maclean, John G. Anderson, Scott J. MacGregor
  • Patent number: 10197393
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for determining a position of a divergent radiation source (1), comprising Irradiating a pixel detector (2) with a predetermined intensity distribution of radiation with wavelength ? originated from the radiation source (1), wherein the pixel detector (2) comprises a plurality of pixels with pixel coordinates (xi, yi, zi); Detecting, for each of the plurality of pixels, an intensity of the incident radiation (10); Determining, for each of the plurality of pixels, an incidence direction of the incident radiation using information on an orientation of an internal periodic structure at the pixel and the predetermined intensity distribution, wavelength ? and the detected intensity; and Determining the position (xp, yp, zp) of the radiation source (1) using the pixel coordinates (xi, yi, zi) and the incidence direction for each of the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Brunker Nano GmbH, University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Aimo Winkelmann, Stefano Vespucci
  • Patent number: 10137091
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is concerned with a treatment where it is desired that an active agent is designed to be released immediately following administration and again at a time point some time after administration of the active agent. The present invention is particularly suited to administering an agent which may be released before sleep and while a subject is sleeping. As well as treating certain conditions by a particular regime, the invention also provides novel formulations for an immediate, followed by a delayed release of drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: Alexander Mullen, Howard Stevens, Sarah Eccleston
  • Patent number: 10094818
    Abstract: A method for characterising cells or cell structures in a sample comprising: obtaining at least one normalized impedance response of the sample over at least one frequency range; and characterising at least one cell using at least one characteristic of the normalized impedance response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Patricia Connolly, Laurie Shedden
  • Publication number: 20180042475
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for modifying a mobile communication device such as, but not limited to, a smartphone, tablet computers or webcam to create an ophthalmoscope or fundus camera for ophthalmoscopy or fundus imaging comprising an illumination device, including component parts thereof; and a method of testing eye function and producing images using said camera and associated illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicants: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Strathclyde, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
    Inventors: Mario Ettore Giardini, Nigel Bolster, Iain Livingstone
  • Patent number: 9839706
    Abstract: A method for inactivating medically important Gram-positive bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus (CONS), Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Clostridium species, comprising exposure to visible light, and in particular light within the wavelength range 400-500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: John Galloway Anderson, Michelle Maclean, Gerald Alexander Woolsey, Scott John MacGregor
  • Patent number: 9636446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, apparatus, and method for separating components of a fluid, e.g. blood, which eliminates the need for expensive hardware and produces a stabilized waste product. The system comprises an apparatus or device (V) for separating components of a fluid (15?) comprising a container (5?) having at least one separation or filtration member (10?) capable of selectively separating or filtering at least one component from the fluid, and a superabsorbent material (20?) capable of absorbing the at least one component separated from the fluid, and thereby providing a processed fluid free or substantially free of said at least one component; and agitation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventor: Terence Gourlay
  • Patent number: 9598386
    Abstract: This invention relates to compounds and uses thereof in the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases associated with inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow
    Inventors: Margaret Harnett, William Harnett, Colin J. Suckling, Fraser Scott, Judith K. Huggan, Abedawn I. Khalaf
  • Patent number: 9526439
    Abstract: A wound dressing (10) including a plurality of discrete, spaced apart pairs of electrodes (18a, 18b) for allowing an electrical property or characteristic of the dressing (10) to be measured. By measuring an electrical characteristic of the dressing, such as the impedance, the hydration thereof can be determined and monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Patricia Connelly, David McColl
  • Patent number: 9510778
    Abstract: A transdermal device (10) for sensing one or more analytes in a biological fluid, the device (10) comprising a liquid or gel layer (14); a sensor (18) located in the liquid or gel layer (14) for sensing analyte in the gel layer and an outer layer (16) that is adapted to bind with or trap the one or more analytes of interest, wherein the device (10) is arranged so that in use the analyte is continuously drawn out of the liquid or gel (14) and into the outer layer (16) and the analyte concentration as a function of position across the gel/liquid has a defined profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventor: Patricia Connolly
  • Patent number: 9489641
    Abstract: A computer based conditioning monitoring system for monitoring at least one condition data source. The system is adapted to determine condition data of interest to a user and build a user profile based on the condition data of interest. As and when new condition data sources are added, the system is adapted to identify these and automatically access or make available condition information from the existing data sources and any newly added condition data source. Relevant data in any of the available the condition data sources is identified and presented to the user based on the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Adam Brown, Stephen McArthur
  • Patent number: 9474719
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is concerned with a treatment where it is desired that an active agent is designed to be released in a pulse at a time point some time after administration of the active agent. The present invention is particularly suited to administering an agent which may be released while a subject is sleeping. As well as treating certain conditions by a particular regime, the invention also provides novel formulations for a delayed, followed by a pulsed release of drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: Alexander Mullen, Howard Stevens, Sarah Eccleston
  • Patent number: 9469556
    Abstract: A composition for treating waters, e.g. ballast water or injection water for oil recovery, to kill in-situ aquatic invasive species comprises at least one biocide capable of killing both animal and plant micro-organisms. The at least one biocide preferably comprises Brilliant Green, Gentian Violet, and/or erythrosine, and a wetting agent or detergent-like compound such as CTAB or CTAC. The invention also relates to a system for treating ballast water in situ comprising means for injecting a composition for treating ballast water; means for measuring the flow rate or amount of ballast water to be treated; means for controlling the dosing of the composition; and means for storing or receiving the composition. The invention also relates to a method of detecting viable aquatic organisms in ballast water in situ comprising detecting metabolism in viable micro-organisms in ballast water and, therefore, measuring the efficacy of any treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: William Stimson, Peilin Zhou, Dracos Vassalos, Atilla Incecik
  • Patent number: 9408959
    Abstract: An integrated perfusion apparatus or device for use in e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, cardiopulmonary bypass, or isolated organ or limb perfusion, comprises a blood pump for circulating blood through the device; a blood oxygenator for oxygenating blood, and at least one heat control unit capable of controlling and/or regulating blood temperature within the device, wherein the at least one heat control unit comprises at least one solid state heating and/or cooling source, such as at least one Peltier device. The invention also relates to a method of performing perfusion on a patient, limb or organ, comprising using the perfusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventor: Terrence Gourlay
  • Publication number: 20160168024
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for treating recovered glass fibre to restore the majority or substantially all of the mechanical strength that is otherwise lost during recovery of glass fibre from composite materials. Treated, recovered glass fibre is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: James THOMASON, Eduardo Saez RODRIGUEZ, Liu YANG
  • Patent number: 9283192
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is concerned with a treatment where it is desired that an active agent is designed to be released in a prolonged manner at a time point some time after administration of the active agent. The present invention is particularly suited to administering an agent which may be released whilst a subject is sleeping, shortly before waking and continues to administer the drug during the early waking hours. As well as treating certain conditions by a particular regime, the invention also provides novel formulations for a delayed, followed by a prolonged release of drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: Alexander Mullen, Howard Stevens, Sarah Eccleston
  • Publication number: 20150182646
    Abstract: A method for inactivating medically important Gram-positive bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus (CONS), Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Clostridium species, comprising exposure to visible light, and in particular light within the wavelength range 400-500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
    Inventors: John Galloway Anderson, Michelle MacLean, Gerald Alexander Woolsey, Scott John MacGregor