Patents Assigned to Washington State University
  • Patent number: 10227470
    Abstract: Methods of producing particles of fiber and resin from fiber-resin composite materials are disclosed. The particles may be combined with a resin system and optionally combined with fillers, binders or reinforcements to produce new cured solid composite products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Washington State University, GFSI Group LLC
    Inventors: Hui Li, Karl Englund, Don Lilly
  • Patent number: 10220071
    Abstract: Microcin MccPDI and bacteria harboring the mcpM gene which encodes MccPDI limit growth of and/or kill pathogenic bacteria such as pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and/or Shigella bacteria via proximity-dependent inhibition (PDI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Douglas R. Call, Lisa Orfe
  • Patent number: 10221460
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for the prognosis of prostate cancer progression in a patient by analyzing the gene expression in a tumor sample obtained from the patient the prognosis of prostate cancer progression in a patient by analyzing the gene expression in a tumor sample obtained from the patient. In particular, gene expression levels of GCOM1, MEX3D, TRPM4, ATPAF1, PTRF, GLYATL1, FLNA, OBSCN, STRA13, WHSC1, ARFGAP3, KDM2A, FAM83H, CLDN7, CNOT6, and B3GNT9 are measured. Kits containing means for the measurement of gene expression as described herein and methods for treatment of prostate cancer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Grant D. Trobridge, Arun Kumar Nalla
  • Publication number: 20190040091
    Abstract: Lanthionine ketimine derivatives, and methods of making and using the same, are described. Included are lanthionine ketimine phosphonate (LK-P), lanthionine ketimine ester phosphonate (LKE-P) derivatives, as well as lanthionine ketimine derivatives having a tert-enamide moiety at the 2-position (NVP-LKE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: The University of Toledo, Washington State University
    Inventors: Kenneth Hensley, Travis Denton
  • Patent number: 10190067
    Abstract: A novel hydraulic (e.g., a biohydraulic) fluid which has high performance attributes is disclosed herein. Such a novel hydraulic fluid includes a contribution of a range of 10% up to about 85% by weight of at least one of: natural esters, synthetic esters, polyols, a vegetable oil, 1% up to about 40% by weight of polyalphaolefin (PAO), 1% up to about 40% by weight of polyalkylene glycol (PAG), and mixtures thereof, and wherein up to about 10% by weight quantity of one or more additives are introduced to provide desired properties that include at least one of: a high viscosity index, a low pour point, a hydrolytic stability, and an oxidative stability, as part of the hydraulic fluid contribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Ray Gunawidjaja, Pranav Nawani, Hergen Eilers
  • Patent number: 10193137
    Abstract: Several embodiments related to lithium-ion batteries having electrodes with nanostructures, compositions of such nanostructures, and associated methods of making such electrodes are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for producing an anode suitable for a lithium-ion battery comprising preparing a surface of a substrate material and forming a plurality of conductive nanostructures on the surface of the substrate material via electrodeposition without using a template. The substrate material is at least partially compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David T. Mackay, M. Grant Norton, Sarah Miller
  • Patent number: 10187070
    Abstract: Electronic devices, local oscillator circuits, and methods for operating local oscillators are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a local oscillator circuit includes a first transistor and a second transistor individually having a base, a collector, and an emitter and a transformer having a first transformer inductor magnetically coupled to a second transformer inductor. The first transformer inductor couples the collector of the first transistor to the base of the second transistor. The second transformer inductor couples the collector of the second transistor to the base of the first transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Suman P Sah, Deukhyoun Heo
  • Patent number: 10186412
    Abstract: A novel method and mass spectrometer apparatus is introduced to enable collision induced dissociation inside linear ion traps/guides or 3D ion traps based on digital waveform manipulation. In particular, using the device's digitally produced trapping waveforms to trap, isolate and energize the ions of interest creates a simplified and versatile ion trap/guide that is capable tandem mass spectrometry and high sensitivity. Coupling the digitally operated ion trap/guides to a TOF creates a Q-TOF instrument that outperforms any commercial system in terms of sensitivity and capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Peter Thomas Aquinas Reilly, Gregory Forrest Brabeck
  • Patent number: 10144874
    Abstract: The thermochemical conversion of biomass material to one or more reaction products includes generating thermal energy with at least one heat source, providing a volume of feedstock, providing a volume of supercritical fluid, transferring a portion of the generated thermal energy to the volume of supercritical fluid, transferring at least a portion of the generated thermal energy from the volume of supercritical fluid to the volume of feedstock, and performing a thermal decomposition process on the volume of feedstock with the thermal energy transferred from the volume of supercritical fluid to the volume of the feedstock in order to form at least one reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: TerraPower, LLC, Washington State University
    Inventors: Joshua C. Walter, Manuel Garcia-Perez
  • Patent number: 10132853
    Abstract: The embodiments herein are directed to monitoring in real time, power system data so as to provide insights into global operation of a power grid. Such a scheme disclosed herein utilizes rules, which are created by analyzing PMU measurement data, in order to detect the fault location (bus and line) and fault type. Three common types of faults in a power grid, single-line-to-ground (SLG), line-to-line (LL), and three phase faults, can be detected using the methods herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiaodong Liang, Scott Andrew Wallace, Xinghui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10132777
    Abstract: The methods herein provide for analysis of ion populations. Certain aspects include: obtaining a first data set that includes: a first binary On-OFF frequency sweep across a range of frequencies resulting in a first raw data in the time domain and obtaining a second data set that includes: a second binary On-OFF frequency sweep 180° out of phase from the first binary On-OFF frequency sweep so as to result in a second raw data in the time domain from received ion current resulting from the second binary On-OFF frequency sweep. Thereafter the two data sets are combined to provide for raw mobility signals of the ion populations in the time domain for each m/z over a range of selected m/z values. Additional aspects include a hybrid system for performing the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brian H. Clowers, William F. Siems
  • Patent number: 10126265
    Abstract: The methods herein provide for analysis of ion populations. Certain aspects include: directing a continuous gas phase ion beam into an entrance of a drift tube configured within an ion mobility spectrometer; perturbing the flow of the continuous gas phase ion beam within a perturbation time range so as to cause one or more configured perturbations; configuring the drift tube to allow the one or more perturbations to separate due to the differences in mobilities; receiving the plurality of ions and the one or more perturbations at the entrance of a mass spectrometer; recording raw data indicative of the plurality of ions; and reconstructing the raw data to obtain one or more mass to charge and one or more ion mobility spectrum of the plurality of ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenjie Liu, Herbert H. Hill, Jr., William F. Siems
  • Patent number: 10119147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Brassica plants comprising mutant phosphatidylcholine:diacylglycerol cholinephosphotransferase encoding (ROD1) genes, ROD1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins, as well as methods for generating and identifying said plants and alleles, which can be used to plants with increased levels of C18:1 in the seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Washington State University, Bayer CropScience NV
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Shuangyi Bai, John Browse
  • Publication number: 20180311599
    Abstract: Stabilized air filters formed from mats of crosslinked protein-containing fibers are provided. The fibers are formed into a mat with pores that allow air to pass through while physically filtering particulate matter. The protein in the protein-containing fibers also serves to chemically filter polluted air passed through the filter. Specifically, chemical functional groups from the many amino acids that comprise the protein of the protein-containing nanowire react with certain chemical pollutants (e.g., carbon monoxide and formaldehyde) in order to capture or otherwise neutralize the pollutant. Accordingly, the single fiber mat performs two filtering functions. Methods for making the air filters from crosslinked protein-containing nanofibers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Washington State University
    Inventors: Wei-Hong Zhong, Hamid Souzandeh, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10103913
    Abstract: In some embodiments, improved routing strategies for small-world network-on-chip (SWNoC) systems are provided. In some embodiments, an ALASH routing strategy or an MROOTS strategy are used in order to improve latency, temperature, and energy use within a network-on-chip system. In some embodiments, millimeter-wave wireless transceivers are used to implement the long-distance links within the small-world network, to create a millimeter-wave small-world network-on-chip (mSWNoC) system. In some embodiments, non-coherent on-off keying (OOK) wireless transceivers are used to implement the wireless links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Partha Pande, Deukhyoun Heo
  • Patent number: 10086432
    Abstract: Novel methods for micro-additive manufacturing three dimensional sub-millimeter components are disclosed herein. The methods can include dispensing a dielectric at positions on a substrate so as to provide dielectric structures having an aspect ratio of up to 1:20. The methods can also include in-situ curing of the dielectric structure upon dispensing of the dielectric wherein the dispensing and curing steps provide for three dimensional configurations. Direct printing a metal nanoparticle solution on the dielectric to create conductive traces and thereafter sintering the printed nanoparticle solution so as to cure the conductive traces enables three dimensional conductive (antenna) elements having a length and width scale of down to 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Rahul Panat, Deuk Hyoun Heo
  • Publication number: 20180273846
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for using pyrolysis tail gas as the source for additional hydrogen to be used in the pyrolysis reaction. Tail gas is separated from the pyrolysis products and a portion of the tail gas is converted into formic acid (HCOOH). The formic acid is then injected into the pyrolysis reactor where it becomes the donor of two monohydrogen atoms and is ultimately converted into CO2 under reaction conditions. In this fashion, a closed loop pyrolysis hydrogen donor system may be created utilizing a generally non-toxic intermediary derived from the pyrolysis reaction products. This disclosure also describes using a ruthenium catalyst supported on particles of activated carbon to improve the yield of pyrolysis reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: TerraPower, LLC, Washington State University
    Inventors: Manuel Garcia-Perez, Joshua C. Walter
  • Patent number: 10078733
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a natural language processor, a mapper, a string comparator, a nutrient calculator, and a diet planning module, the diet planning module configured to generate a diet action control, the diet action control comprising instructions to operate the client device to perform a diet change recommendation on the client device, and apply the diet action control to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Niloofar Hezarjaribi
  • Publication number: 20180257989
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (a) fly ash cementitious binder; and (b) a chemical activator selected from sodium silicate, potassium silicate, sodium sulfate, sodium phosphate, calcium sulfate, potassium sulfate, potassium phosphate, CaO, Fe2O3, sodium chloride, calcium chloride, fine fraction of concrete waste from construction or demolition, cement kiln dust, or a combination thereof, wherein the fly ash is the only cementitious binder present in the composition and the CaO activator, if present, is present in an amount ?10 weight percent, based on the total dry weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Washington State University
    Inventors: Xianming Shi, Gang Xu
  • Patent number: 10052369
    Abstract: A novel method of using an aquaporin protein from Rhipicephalus microplus (RmAQP2), fragments of RmAQP2, and/or the cDNA encoding RmAQP2 and/or the fragments are described. Immunogenic composition containing recombinant RmAQP2 and/or fragments of RmAQP2 are produced and administered to an ungulate which generates an immune response to RmAQP2. After feeding female ticks on the ungulate injected with RmAQP2 and/or fragments of RmAQP2, the female ticks have lower reproductive viability because of a reduced egg mass, reduced hatching percentage, and reduced survival of larvae. Thus, administering RmAQP2 and/or RmAQP2 fragments to an ungulate can reduce the incidence of R. microplus and also reduce the incidence of tick-borne pathogens in ungulates because of the lower number of R. microplus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington State University
    Inventors: Glen A. Scoles, Felicito Guerrero, Reginaldo Bastos