Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Slocik

Joseph M. Slocik 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: 11058770
    Abstract: A stable protein ionic liquid, comprising an anti-hemoglobin cation/anion pair. The anti-hemoglobin cation/anion pair may be an anionic polymer of poly(ethylene glycol) 4-nonylphenyl 3-sulfopropyl ether. The anti-hemoglobin cation/anion pair may further comprise a cationized anti-hemoglobin antibody, single-chain antibodies from camelids, antibody fragments, polyclonal Anti-horse spleen ferritin antibodies, monoclonal Anti-Flag antibodies, monoclonal Anti-HRP2 to Plasmodium falciparum, polyclonal Anti-neuropeptide Y, polyclonal Anti-human troponin, isotypes of antibodies, or combinations of multiple antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Joseph M Slocik, Rajesh R. Naik, Patrick B Dennis
  • Patent number: 10463733
    Abstract: A method for creating a stable protein/antibody ionic liquid, comprising: (a) cationizing aqueous proteins/antibodies by addition of an excess of a positively-charged crosslinker in the presence of a coupling reagent; (b) purifying the cationized proteins/antibodies; (c) titrating the cationized proteins/antibodies with a corresponding biologically-compatible counter anionic polymer to create at least one protein/antibody cation/anion pair in aqueous solution until the cation/anion pair solution becomes negative by zeta potential measurement; (d) repeatedly dialyzing the protein/antibody cation/anion pair in water to remove excess anionic polymer using at least one molecular weight cutoff 7000 dialysis membrane; (e) lyophilizing the protein/antibody cation/anion pair to remove most of the water, forming a lyophilized solid; and (f) heating the lyophilized solid until a protein/antibody ionic liquid is generated. The antibody may be any desired antibody, and the anion may be any biologically-compatible anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secetary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Joseph M. Slocik, Rajesh R. Naik, Patrick B. Dennis
  • Patent number: 9758439
    Abstract: Reactive nanocomposites comprising a metal nanoparticle functionalized with one or more layers of self-assembled protein cages and methods of making the same. The reactive nanocomposites according to the present invention demonstrate improved reaction kinetics and enhanced exothermic behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Joseph M. Slocik, Christopher A. Krouse, Rajesh R. Naik
  • Patent number: 9187519
    Abstract: Reactive nanocomposites comprising a metal nanoparticle functionalized with one or more layers of self-assembled protein cages and methods of making the same. The reactive nanocomposites according to the present invention demonstrate improved reaction kinetics and enhanced exothermic behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
    Inventors: Joseph M Slocik, Christopher A Krouse, Rajesh R Naik
  • Patent number: 7905943
    Abstract: Bimetallic hybrid nanostructures exhibit enhanced properties beyond a single composition nanoparticle, but present technical challenges for synthesis that includes the ability to process two or more materials while offering control over structural arrangement. Unlike conventional synthetic strategies, biological systems are excellent manufacturers of complex inorganic materials which possess maximal functionality, quality, and structures. Using a bio-mediated approach, Applicants have developed a synthetic method for the controlled synthesis of bimetallic nanostructures using multifunctional peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Joseph M. Slocik, Rajesh R. Naik