Patents Assigned to WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10933390
    Abstract: A system for fabricating microparticles useful for example in managing invasive species is provided. The system provides a nozzle for atomizing liquefied droplet material which is then suspended in a cyclonic separator receiving refrigerated gas until the droplets can solidify. In this way small droplets (less than 100 ?m) can be readily fabricated in bulk without clumping and aggregating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Zolper, Jon J. Amberg, Nathan L. Klaassen, Carter J. Rowley, Karl Chic, Brad Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10903034
    Abstract: A field emission transistor uses carbon nanotubes positioned to extend along a substrate plane rather than perpendicularly thereto. The carbon nanotubes may be pre-manufactured and applied to the substrate and then may be etched to create a gap between the carbon nanotubes and an anode through which electrons may flow by field emission. A planar gate may be positioned beneath the gap to provide a triode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Charles D Nelson, Harold T Evensen
  • Patent number: 10796603
    Abstract: A device for demonstrating the interaction of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum provides a set of balls each supported as a pendulum and in stationary contact, the balls having different weights to illustrate the concept of mechanical impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Ozgur Yavuzcetin
  • Publication number: 20200125986
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computational platform for quantum structures. The computational platform includes an input module configured to receive parameter information corresponding to a quantum structure, and a processor programmed to carry out instructions stored in a computer-readable medium. The instructions include receiving, using the input module, the parameter information corresponding to the quantum structures, and generating a quantum structure model based on the parameter information received. The instructions also include determining at least one property of the quantum structure, and generating a report indicative of the at least one property determined. The computational platform also includes an output module for providing the report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Wei Li, Samuel William Belling, Heather Lynn Cihak
  • Patent number: 10627342
    Abstract: A colorimeter accessory for a smartphone is provided that, by leveraging the high-volume development of sophisticated smart phone technology, substantially reduces the cost of a colorimeter. The invention provides a sample holder that adapts to a range of smart phone cameras and that provides a light source and interference filter necessary for making accurate narrowband measures of light transmission through the sample holder. A correction system operates to compensate for characteristics of the smart phone camera that can affect accuracy of the reading. The processing system of the smart phone may be enlisted for this correction system and for calculation of concentrations of solution through the measurements that are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Edward Zorn
  • Patent number: 10560776
    Abstract: An in-ear microphone allowing assessment of sound pressure level directly of an individual's ear canal without intervening conduits between the sound source (i.e., ear canal) and the microphone is provided. Sound from an in-ear communications device may also be isolated from ambient noise using an in-line noise detector for recording the noise from the in-ear communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Gilbertson, Donna Jean Holzer Vosburgh, Timothy Klein
  • Patent number: 10550095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of Formula I, II or III or a salt or prodrug or derivative thereof that is useful for skin-whitening by inhibiting melanin formation and removing existing melanin and the inhibition of melanoma growth and/or the removal of existing melanoma cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chen Huang, Aaron P. Monte
  • Patent number: 10519028
    Abstract: A lift system includes a block and tackle pulley system movable along a track and carrying first and second hooks at a common attachment axis. The first hook is attached at a front end of the saddle while the second hook is attached to the back end of the saddle. Once the saddle is lowered onto the horse the inward tension of the hooks caused by the weight of the saddle is released allowing the hooks to be removed from the saddle without human intervention. The lift system accommodates a range of saddle sizes and weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Shanna Arline Burris, Dean Ivan Olson
  • Patent number: 10422679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metering nozzle used with a squeezable bottle for dispensing a fixed amount of fluid from the bottle. A dispensing chamber volume of the metering nozzle may be adjusted to adjust the volume of fluid dispensed from the bottle. The nozzle allows the fixed amount of fluid to be measured and then dispensed without returning into the bottle by utilizing a movable piston, shuttling between the nozzle inlet and the nozzle outlet by applying a compression force to the bottle against a biasing force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Geissler, Dawson J. Nemmers
  • Patent number: 10352034
    Abstract: A building technique uses standard shipping containers as buttresses to support a truss system that may extend between the shipping containers to provide a roof. A sliding connector system attaches the trusses to the shipping containers to accommodate variations in separation of the shipping containers presenting a versatile framing system that is insensitive to site-related variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Boyle, Luke Cernak, Jon Fuller, James Krych
  • Patent number: 10222243
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for angle measurement. According to one embodiment, the angle of rotation between a first movable portion of the device and a second fixed portion of the device is measured based on the times when a plurality of marks on a third rotating portion of the device are sensed by a plurality of sensors on both the first movable and the second fixed portions of the device. The embodiment utilizes an electronic computation device to analyze the times and provide an accurate measurement of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Mikkelson
  • Patent number: 10150096
    Abstract: A heteroatom (N,S,O)-rich porous organic polymer and a membrane-based separation system and process employing the polymer is provided that utilizes one of a number of the heteroatom-rich porous organic polymers which contain ultra-small pores in their structures. The polymers can be used in the membranes to form a simpler, easy to regenerate separation system and method that and does not involve phase changes in the operation of the system. The system with the functionalized nanoporous organic polymer(s) can be utilized as a nanoporous membrane composite(s) for CO2 gas separation, or in the formation of a heterogeneous catalyst to convert CO2 to useful chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Mohammad G. Rabbani
  • Patent number: 10123928
    Abstract: An apparatus for musculoskeletal stimulation allows independent electronic control of vibration parameters and overall biasing force so that an optimum combination of these parameters may be obtained regardless of the user's weight and without the need for adjustment of mechanical weights or springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Leismer, Nadder D. Sahar
  • Patent number: 10112881
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of Formula I, wherein R1 is not H when R2 is H and R2 is not H when R1 is H, further wherein R1 is CnH(2n+1)O, wherein n is 1-10, R2 is OH or CnH(2n+1)O, wherein n is 1-10, A, B and R1, R2, R5, R6, and R7 are separately and independently selected from a group consisting of H, alkyl, hydroxyl, halo, nitro and aryl groups, R11 is an alkyl or an aryl group and L is an optional linker or linking group, with x=0 or 1, i.e., if x=0, no linking group is present, or a salt or prodrug or derivative thereof that is a skin-lightening agent useful for the inhibition of melanin synthesis and/or the removal of existing melanin to function as a skin-lightening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chen Huang, Aaron P. Monte
  • Patent number: 10112156
    Abstract: The present invention includes a solvent system comprising a pristine nanoparticle solute suspended in a liquid solvent. The solute is selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide, a mixed metal oxide, a chalcogenide, and a mixed metal chalcogenide; and the solvent system is characterized by a value of chi less than about 0.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James P. Hamilton, Lester F. Lampert
  • Patent number: 10065980
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to bridged phthalocyanine- and napththalocyanine-metal complex catalysts and methods of using and purifying the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of purifying a catalyst. The method includes contacting a catalyst composition with acid, the catalyst composition including a catalyst, to provide an acidified catalyst composition with the catalyst dissolved therein. The method includes precipitating the catalyst, and removing the precipitated catalyst from solution, to provide a purified catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William McGaff
  • Patent number: 9827159
    Abstract: A system provides compression of a limb of a patient and out-of-axis restraint of a joint of the limb being compressed and application of vibration to a first end of the limb so that the vibration is transmitted through the first end of the limb, the compressed joint, and through the remainder of the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Leismer, Nadder David Sahar
  • Patent number: 9745621
    Abstract: A system and method for sensitive measurements of molecular binding as a function of time and temperature provided by a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) instrument producing a stable temperature gradient over the sensor surface. Continuous monitoring of reflected light intensity from different locations of the sensor allows simultaneous measurement of time and temperature dependence of binding interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Aric Martin Opdahl
  • Patent number: 9580728
    Abstract: Methods of isoprenoid production are provided by the present invention. In particular, transgenic Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 cyanobacteria and methods for producing isoprene and pinene using a host transgenic Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 cyanobacterium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Toivo Kallas, Matthew Nelson, Eric Singsaas
  • Patent number: RE47475
    Abstract: In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides methods of treatment and pharmaceutical compositions for the suppression, alleviation and prevention of the often chronic, severe and debilitating pain that can accompany inflammatory diseases and neuropathic insults, pain that is often unresponsive to conventional analgesic treatment. The preferred embodiments of the present invention further relate to methods of treatment and pharmaceutical compositions using benzodiazepine derivatives that provide suppression, alleviation and prevention of neuropathic pain, migraine-related pain and inflammatory pain with reduced sedative and ataxic side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Cook, Shengming Huang, Rahul Edwankar, Ojas A. Namjoshi, Zhi-Jian Wang, Qi Huang, Xiaohui He, Xiaoyan Li, Jianming Yu, Dongmei Han