Patents by Inventor Jeffrey R. Withers

Jeffrey R. Withers has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10472484
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Publication number: 20180163011
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Patent number: 9902830
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Publication number: 20160347923
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Publication number: 20160221983
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers