Patents Assigned to UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
  • Patent number: 11105814
    Abstract: A methodology for the precise calibration of molecule quantifying assays is disclosed. The method uses stable isotope labeled molecules with distinguishable masses to act as internal and calibration standards that are free from endogenous interference. Furthermore, stable isotope labeled molecules allows for calibration within a test matrix. In some examples, stable isotope labeled peptides are used as internal and calibration standards for mass spectrometry assays for quantification of peptide biomarkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Marc Joseph LeBlanc, Derek Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20210237082
    Abstract: A microfluidic device can include a plurality of channels defined in a substrate and a plurality of rails defined in a substrate. Each channel can comprise a respective channel inlet, a respective channel outlet, and one or more respective non-miscible fluid inlets fluidly coupled to the channel inlet. Each rail can comprise a rail inlet, and each channel outlet can be coupled to a respective rail inlet. One or more fluids introduced via the channel inlets can form first, second, and third droplets, respectively, and the plurality of rails can comprise first, second, and third rails configured such that droplets disposed on the rails form a tripartite droplet interface bilayer (DIB) network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine S. Elvira, Elanna B. Stephenson, Jaime L. Korner
  • Publication number: 20210123888
    Abstract: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are provided with hammers having contact surfaces to produce acoustic signals in structures to be inspected. By selecting a suitable flight path, the contact surface can be dragged across or tapped against the structure to produce acoustic signals indicative of structure condition. Acoustic detectors are coupled to the UAV to produce detected acoustic signals that can be stored, communicated, and/or processed to access to arbitrary structure surfaces, including bottom surfaces of bridge decks and to locate delaminations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Rishi Gupta, Harsh Rathod
  • Publication number: 20200399594
    Abstract: The bioink disclosed herein includes one or more cells, a carrier material, and microspheres. The microspheres can include one or more biodegradable polymers and one or more compounds, such as a morphogenic compound. The methods disclosed herein can include three-dimensional bioprinting. Additional methods disclosed herein include producing functional tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Agbay, Laura De La Vega, Stephanie Michelle Willerth
  • Publication number: 20200382523
    Abstract: Technologies are described for authenticating a sender identity of an online message. For example, an online message having a purported sender identity can be obtained. Various features can then be extracted from the message, including stylometric features, origin location features, attached file features for any files attached to the message, and embedded URL features. The extracted features can then be compared to a sender profile for a known sender identity matching the purported sender identity, or to one or more sender profiles for recognized suspicious senders if the purported sender identity does not match a known sender identity. The sender profile for a given sender identity can include features extracted from one or more messages previously sent by the sender identity. A global risk score for the message indicating a likelihood that the purported sender identity is inauthentic can be determined based at least in part upon the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Issa Traore, Marcelo Luiz Brocardo
  • Patent number: 10844935
    Abstract: Dual-clutch transmission assemblies for use with electric vehicles include a first shaft having a plurality of input gearwheels mounted thereon. The assembly further includes a second shaft having a plurality of intermediate gearwheels that are freely rotatable with respect to the second shaft and situated to mesh with respective input gearwheels on the first shaft. The assembly also includes a first clutch mounted to the first shaft and a second clutch mounted to the first shaft, the second clutch being spaced apart from the first clutch along a longitudinal axis of the first shaft. The assembly can further include a gear selector disposed on the second shaft to selectively engage at least one of the intermediate gearwheels of the second shaft to lock the at least one intermediate gearwheel to the second shaft such that the at least one intermediate gearwheel co-rotates with the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Wu, Zuomin Dong
  • Patent number: 10812495
    Abstract: Technologies are described for authenticating a sender identity of an online message. For example, an online message having a purported sender identity can be obtained. Various features can then be extracted from the message, including stylometric features, origin location features, attached file features for any files attached to the message, and embedded URL features. The extracted features can then be compared to a sender profile for a known sender identity matching the purported sender identity, or to one or more sender profiles for recognized suspicious senders if the purported sender identity does not match a known sender identity. The sender profile for a given sender identity can include features extracted from one or more messages previously sent by the sender identity. A global risk score for the message indicating a likelihood that the purported sender identity is inauthentic can be determined based at least in part upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Issa Traore, Marcelo Luiz Brocardo
  • Patent number: 10737938
    Abstract: A method of depositing nanowire chains includes applying a nanowire mixture to a chain-site. The chain-site includes a patterned conductive film covering at least a portion of a surface of a substrate. The patterned conductive film includes a gap. The method also includes, after applying the nanowire mixture, forming a nanowire chain suspended adjacent to a portion of the patterned conductive film by generating an electric field proximate to the patterned conductive film; and depositing the nanowire chain across the gap by removing a liquid portion of the nanowire mixture. An average length of the nanowires of the nanowire mixture is less than a width of the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnership Inc.
    Inventors: Mahshid Sam, Rustom B. Bhiladvala
  • Publication number: 20200188180
    Abstract: A wound covering includes a flexible main body, and a sensor element incorporated into the main body. The sensor element includes a mesh formed from a plurality of fibers, and is configured to undergo a change in appearance in response to a change in a parameter associated with wound exudate. The wound covering further includes a supply of therapeutic agent configured to diffuse therapeutic agent from the wound covering into a wound when the wound covering is placed on a wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Mohsen Akbari, Bahram Mirani, Aziz Ghahary, Mohammad A. Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10680124
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving applications involving the generation and detection of electromagnetic radiation at terahertz (THz) frequencies. Embodiments of the systems and methods include the fabrication and use of plasmonic devices that enhance light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale by extreme focusing with nanostructured metals. This plasmonic enhancement is used to produce high efficiency THz photoconductive switches that combine the benefits of low-temperature grown GaAs while using mature 1.55 ?m femtosecond lasers operating with photon energy below the GaAs band-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Darcie, Reuven Gordon, Afshin Jooshesh
  • Publication number: 20200129435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a composition comprising a matrix, a plurality of microparticles and a therapeutic agent. The therapeutic agent may be encapsulated in the microparticles, and/or the microparticles may be dispersed in the matrix. The composition may be a mesh or a sheet, and may further comprise a second therapeutic agent, and optionally a second microparticle and/or a second matrix. In particular embodiments, the matrix is a hydrogel. Methods for making and using the composition are also disclosed, and in certain embodiments, the composition is useful for treating cancer, such as brain cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc., The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Mohsen Akbari, Brian Toyota
  • Publication number: 20200071687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to subtilisin variants and uses thereof. More specifically, the present invention relates to variant subtilisin Carlsberg sequences and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventor: Francis Edward Nano
  • Patent number: 10552761
    Abstract: Technologies for performing non-intrusive fine-grained power monitoring of a datacenter are provided. Hardware component state information for servers in the datacenter is collected, along with aggregate power consumption measurements for the datacenter. The servers are grouped into multiple virtual homogenous server clusters (VHCs) based on characteristics of the servers. A power model is constructed comprising multiple power mapping functions associated with the multiple VHCs. Component state information of a particular server can then be analyzed, along with a corresponding aggregate power consumption measurement, using the constructed power model to determine an approximate power consumption of the particular server. The approximate power consumption of the server can then be displayed and/or provided to one or more power management applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Guoming Tang, Kui Wu, Fangming Liu
  • Publication number: 20190272670
    Abstract: Technologies are provided herein for modeling and tracking physical objects, such as human hands, within a field of view of a depth sensor. A sphere-mesh model of the physical object can be created and used to track the physical object in real-time. The sphere-mesh model comprises an explicit skeletal mesh and an implicit convolution surface generated based on the skeletal mesh. The skeletal mesh parameterizes the convolution surface and distances between points in data frames received from the depth sensor and the sphere-mesh model can be efficiently determined using the skeletal mesh. The sphere-mesh model can be automatically calibrated by dynamically adjusting positions and associated radii of vertices in the skeletal mesh to fit the convolution surface to a particular physical object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea TAGLIASACCHI, Anastasia TKACH, Mark PAULY
  • Patent number: 10369877
    Abstract: A hybrid drive system includes a transmission having first and second parallel input shafts. The first and second parallel input shafts are selectively coupled together via a plurality of gearwheels operable to vary the rotational speed of the second parallel shaft relative to the first parallel shaft. The hybrid drive system includes at least one irreversible drive machine coupled to the transmission and operable to provide torque to at least one of the first or second parallel input shafts, and at least one reversible drive machine coupled to the transmission and operable to provide torque to at least one of the first or second parallel input shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Wu, Zuomin Dong
  • Patent number: 10344110
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of methods for making and using functionalized forms of polydicyclopentadiene polymers. The disclosed polymers and methods enable a greater range of uses than the unmodified polydicyclopentadiene, which is currently used industrially. In addition, the presence of the functional groups contemplated by the disclosed compounds and formulae allow for the control of the polymer surface energy, and also enables the use of reversible chemical crosslinks, which permits recycling of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy E. Wulff, Jun Chen, Matthew G. Moffitt, Fraser P. Burns, Tyler J. Cuthbert, Chang Liu, Tong Li
  • Patent number: 10338037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of compounds, conjugates, and devices, such as columns comprising such compounds and/or conjugates, that can be used to identify, separate, and quantify post-translationally modified analytes. The disclosed compounds and conjugates can be used to discriminate between analytes, such as peptides, having different post-translation modifications, such as methylations, phosphorylations, acetylations, citrullinations, hydroxylations, nitrosylations, ADP-ribosylations, glycosylations, propionylations, butyrylations, crotonylations, 2-hydroxyisobutyrylations, malonylations, succinylations, formylations, ubiquitinations, neddylations, proline cis-trans isomerizations. In particular disclosed embodiments, the compounds and conjugates can be used to separate peptides having different degrees of methylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Fraser Hof, Graham A. E. Garnett
  • Publication number: 20190187151
    Abstract: A methodology for the precise calibration of molecule quantifying assays is disclosed. The method uses stable isotope labeled molecules with distinguishable masses to act as internal and calibration standards that are free from endogenous interference. Furthermore, stable isotope labeled molecules allows for calibration within a test matrix. In some examples, stable isotope labeled peptides are used as internal and calibration standards for mass spectrometry assays for quantification of peptide biomarkers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Marc Joseph LEBLANC, Derek Scott SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190109863
    Abstract: Technologies are described for authenticating a sender identity of an online message. For example, an online message having a purported sender identity can be obtained. Various features can then be extracted from the message, including stylometric features, origin location features, attached file features for any files attached to the message, and embedded URL features. The extracted features can then be compared to a sender profile for a known sender identity matching the purported sender identity, or to one or more sender profiles for recognized suspicious senders if the purported sender identity does not match a known sender identity. The sender profile for a given sender identity can include features extracted from one or more messages previously sent by the sender identity. A global risk score for the message indicating a likelihood that the purported sender identity is inauthentic can be determined based at least in part upon the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Issa Traore, Marcelo Luiz Brocardo
  • Publication number: 20180374968
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving applications involving the generation and detection of electromagnetic radiation at terahertz (THz) frequencies. Embodiments of the systems and methods include the fabrication and use of plasmonic devices that enhance light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale by extreme focusing with nanostructured metals. This plasmonic enhancement is used to produce high efficiency THz photoconductive switches that combine the benefits of low-temperature grown GaAs while using mature 1.55 ?m femtosecond lasers operating with photon energy below the GaAs band-gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Darcie, Reuven Gordon, Afshin Jooshesh