Patents Assigned to University of Victoria Innovation and Development Corp.
  • Patent number: 6467274
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for magnetically cooling and liquefying a process stream include a plurality of active magnetic regenerative refrigerators (AMRRs) configured in parallel or in series and parallel. Active magnetic regenerative liquefiers (AMRLs) include such AMRRs and are configured to liquefy, for example, natural gas or hydrogen. In specific embodiments, a magnetic field is produced by hexagonally arrayed solenoids and magnetic refrigerants are selected to provide a thermal mass that is dependent on an applied magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: University of Victoria Innovations & Development Corp.
    Inventors: John A. Barclay, Thomas C. Brook
  • Patent number: 6228371
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences isolated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis are disclosed. These sequences are shown to encode immunostimulatory peptides. The invention encompasses, among other things, vaccine preparations formulated using these peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: University of Victoria Innovation and Development Corp.
    Inventor: Francis E. Nano
  • Patent number: 5635617
    Abstract: An isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising the agfA gene of Salmonella. Methods and compositions suitable for diagnostic tests utilizing the isolated gene, and protein therefrom, to give highly specific diagnostic assays to Salmonella, and/or enteropathogenic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: University of Victoria Innovation & Development Corp.
    Inventors: James L. Doran, William W. Kay, S. Karen Collinson, Sharon C. Clouthier