Patents Assigned to WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 9539638
    Abstract: A prefabricated sprue assembly provides attachment to independently-produced investment casting molds to substantially reduce the need for pattern material. Installable connections between the prefabricated sprue assembly and the investment mold allow substantial reduction of scrap loss caused by errors in production of individual investment molds by culling defective molds before installation to the sprue assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott McGuire, Eric Ernst Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 9538744
    Abstract: A game bird decoy provides for more natural kinematics by providing a smoothly articulating neck, an automatic orientation of the neck with respect to body tipping and improved dual-mode wing activation in which the wings may lift or lift and extend as a function of body angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wisys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy John Campbell, Ronald O. T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9539637
    Abstract: An investment casting method involves producing a casting shell by applying a hardenable refractory material to a sacrificial pattern. The casting shell having a plurality of phosphate bonds in the hardenable refractory material, which provide increased structural integrity during casting and improved frangibility during shell removal. The casting shell may also have a plurality of gaseous pockets suspended in the refractory material, which do not degrade the structural integrity during casting and provide improved frangibility during shell removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott McGuire, Eric Ernst Hellstrom
  • Publication number: 20160324197
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for reducing the amount of mercury contaminant in food articles such as fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: John William Ejnik, Daniel F. Neumann, Ned Thornton
  • Patent number: 9382554
    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: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Toivo Kallas, Matthew Nelson, Eric Singsaas
  • Patent number: 9381564
    Abstract: A printable refractory material is provided having a liquid and powder component configured for use in a 3-D powder printer, where the material forms hydraulic bonds when the liquid and powder components are combined. Methods of printing the refractory material and forming castings therefrom are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel S. McGuire, Eric E. Hellmstrom, Charles M. Olson
  • Patent number: 9383366
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of making and using a fluorescent probe from the Sandercyanin protein as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method of creating a fluorescent probe, comprising the steps of attaching a Sandercyanin moiety to a probe, wherein the probe is specific to a desired target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Schaefer, Ramaswamy Subramanian, Daniel Ferraro, Chi Li Yu, David Gibson, Swagatha Ghosh, P. Sai Sudha
  • Patent number: 9309121
    Abstract: The preset invention is a hierarchically-structured carbon microbead and method for forming the microbead utilizing hydrothermal carbonization of a biomass/catalyst mixture to produce partially carbonized amorphous microspheres, wherein the biomass is an inexpensive material containing a high oxygen content component (e.g., sugar, starch, alcohol), and the catalyst is a metal or metal-containing compound, preferably a transition metal compound, and more specifically a transition metal selected from Fe, Co, Ni, Ru, Rh, Pd, Os, Ir, and Pt. Subsequently, a heat treatment is performed where the amorphous microspheres are heated to a temperature that is sufficiently high so as to result in carbonization, graphitization, and production of a carbonaceous coating or shell on the core of the microbead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Gibson, Annamalai Karthikeyan
  • 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