Patents by Inventor Susan Hafenstein

Susan Hafenstein 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: 20210372948
    Abstract: Provided are processes and materials for solving biological or structural information about proteins or other organic molecules. The processes capitalize on a rigid multimeric nanocage formed from self-assembling substructure proteins. The processes and materials allow for recognition and tight, optionally covalent, bonding of any protein molecule with a tag complementary to a capture sequence on the nanocage. The processes and materials may be used to obtain biological or structural information by cryo-electron microscopy and overcome prior limitations of target protein size or salt concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Eugene Lindner, Susan Hafenstein
  • Patent number: 11119054
    Abstract: Provided are processes and materials for solving biological or structural information about proteins or other organic molecules. The processes capitalize on a rigid multimeric nanocage formed from self-assembling substructure proteins. The processes and materials allow for recognition and tight, optionally covalent, bonding of any protein molecule with a tag complementary to a capture sequence on the nanocage. The processes and materials may be used to obtain biological or structural information by cryo-electron microscopy and overcome prior limitations of target protein size or salt concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Scott Eugene Lindner, Susan Hafenstein
  • Publication number: 20200124544
    Abstract: Provided are processes and materials for solving biological or structural information about proteins or other organic molecules. The processes capitalize on a rigid multimeric nanocage formed from self-assembling substructure proteins. The processes and materials allow for recognition and tight, optionally covalent, bonding of any protein molecule with a tag complementary to a capture sequence on the nanocage. The processes and materials may be used to obtain biological or structural information by cryo-electron microscopy and overcome prior limitations of target protein size or salt concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Eugene Lindner, Susan Hafenstein