Patents by Inventor Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing

Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing 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).

  • Publication number: 20210061713
    Abstract: High-strength concrete-like FG blends and methods for producing them are described. The blend includes FG, hydraulic cement, additional alkali material, and pozzolanic material. The blend further includes an admixture used in the formulation of concrete. The blend further includes an aggregate. The aggregate is a coarse aggregate or a fine aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Michele Barbato, Yasser Bigdeli, Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Charles Davis Lofton
  • Patent number: 10865147
    Abstract: High-strength concrete-like FG blends and methods for producing them are described. The blend includes FG, hydraulic cement, additional alkali material, and pozzolanic material. The blend further includes an admixture used in the formulation of concrete. The blend further includes an aggregate. The aggregate is a coarse aggregate or a fine aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Michele Barbato, Yasser Bigdeli, Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Charles Davis Lofton
  • Publication number: 20200146220
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems are provided for increasing productivity of one or more photosynthetic cultures via self-powered energy output systems. In one example, a system includes a waterproof casing and an energy output module enclosed within the waterproof casing. The waterproof casing is configured to be neutrally buoyant in an enclosure comprising the one or more photosynthetic cultures. In another example, a method includes placing a self-powered energy output system within an enclosure, the self-powered energy output system being neutrally buoyant within the enclosure. The method further includes causing turbulence within the enclosure, and the self-powered energy output system harvests energy to power the self-powered energy output system via the turbulence within the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Jin-Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10602670
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems are provided for increasing productivity of one or more photosynthetic cultures via self-powered light systems. In one example, a system includes a waterproof casing and a light module enclosed within the waterproof casing. The waterproof casing is configured to be neutrally buoyant in a culture tank comprising the one or more photosynthetic cultures. In another example, a method includes placing a self-powered light system within a culture tank, the self-powered light system being neutrally buoyant within the culture tank. The method further includes causing turbulence of water within the culture tank, and the self-powered light system harvests energy to power a light of the self-powered light system via the turbulence of the water within the culture tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURE AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Jin-Woo Choi
  • Publication number: 20190077712
    Abstract: High-strength concrete-like FG blends and methods for producing them are described. The blend includes FG, hydraulic cement, additional alkali material, and pozzolanic material. The blend further includes an admixture used in the formulation of concrete. The blend further includes an aggregate. The aggregate is a coarse aggregate or a fine aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Michele Barbato, Yasser Bigdeli, Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Charles Davis Lofton
  • Publication number: 20180295786
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems are provided for increasing productivity of one or more photosynthetic cultures via self-powered light systems. In one example, a system includes a waterproof casing and a light module enclosed within the waterproof casing. The waterproof casing is configured to be neutrally buoyant in a culture tank comprising the one or more photosynthetic cultures. In another example, a method includes placing a self-powered light system within a culture tank, the self-powered light system being neutrally buoyant within the culture tank. The method further includes causing turbulence of water within the culture tank, and the self-powered light system harvests energy to power a light of the self-powered light system via the turbulence of the water within the culture tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Jin-Woo Choi
  • Publication number: 20150126712
    Abstract: A method is provided for extraction of chemical compounds from an organism having a cell wall that includes adding nanomaterials, which may be at least one of metallic nanofibers, silica nanofibers, carbon nanofibers and metal doped silica and carbon nanofibers, wherein the nanofibers are generally doped with silver but may also include non-metallic nanofibers doped with metals other than silver, to the organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Kelly Ann Rusch
  • Patent number: 8962812
    Abstract: A method is provided for extraction of chemical compounds from an organism having a cell wall that includes adding nanomaterials, which may be metallic nanofibers such as silver nanofibers, to the organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Kelly Ann Rusch