Patents by Inventor The Regents of the University of California

The Regents of the University of California 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: 20160151939
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method to produce solid materials displaying structural ordering which can be controlled through a wide range of sizes and shapes. The process involves casting a medium, which solidifies (such as a resin or molten metal) over the surface of a magnet-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20160077074
    Abstract: An interconnected corrugated carbon-based network comprising a plurality of expanded and interconnected carbon layers is disclosed. In one embodiment, each of the expanded and interconnected carbon layers is made up of at least one corrugated carbon sheet that is one atom thick. In another embodiment, each of the expanded and interconnected carbon layers is made up of a plurality of corrugated carbon sheets that are each one atom thick. The interconnected corrugated carbon-based network is characterized by a high surface area with highly tunable electrical conductivity and electrochemical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20150357075
    Abstract: A method for controlling microstructural and nanostructural arrangement of nominally-aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is disclosed. The method comprises synthesizing metal oxide particles in situ in nominally-aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) after synthesis of CNTs. The particles can be SnO2 particles or MnO2 particles. A foam structure is further disclosed. The foam structure comprises nominally-aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and a plurality of metal oxide particles associated with the nominally-aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The CNTs have an original crystalline structure as grown and the CNTs with the metal oxide particles have a crystalline structure equal to the crystalline structure of the CNTs as grown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of California, California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20150004684
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices and systems that utilize free-surface fluidics and SERS for analyte detection with high sensitivity and specificity. The molecules can be airborne agents, including but not limited to explosives, narcotics, hazardous chemicals, or other chemical species. The free-surface fluidic architecture is created using an open microchannel, and exhibits a large surface to volume ratio. The free-surface fluidic interface can filter interferent molecules, while concentrating airborne analyte molecules. The microchannel flow enables controlled aggregation of SERS-active probe particles in the flow, thereby enhancing the detector's sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: The Regents of the University of California, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
  • Publication number: 20140350087
    Abstract: Provided herein are non-viral nucleic acid vectors, including non-viral oncovectors, that are autonomously replicating plasmids (ARPs). The non-viral nucleic acid vectors exhibit fusogenic activity and can exhibit other anti-tumor or cytotoxic activities. Also provided herein are methods and uses of the non-viral nucleic acid vectors for treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Halozyme, Inc., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140293683
    Abstract: [PURPOSE] According to the invention there is provided a magneto-resistive effect element having a larger magneto-resistive ratio than in the prior art. [SOLUTION MEANS] The magneto-resistive effect element (10) of the invention has a compound semiconductor layer (11) composed of a compound semiconductor such as InAs, metal layers (12A and 12B) composed of a metal element such as Ni not composing the compound semiconductor, and interlayers (13A and 13B) of NiInAs or the like composed of the constituent elements of the compound semiconductor and a metal element, situated between the compound semiconductor layer and the metal layer. In the magneto-resistive effect element (10) of the invention, application of a magnetic field (50) alters the conductance with respect to the electric current (60) flowing through the metal layer (12B), interlayer (13B), compound semiconductor layer (11), interlayer (13A) and metal layer (12A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140273099
    Abstract: Methods and devices for non-thermal PCR amplification of nucleic acid sequences. An electrical potential is applied to cause non-thermal separation of strands of a double-stranded nucleic acid or double-stranded nucleic acid/primer extension product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140260615
    Abstract: A MEMS resonator includes two resonating masses having an anti-phase and in-phase resonance mode, each mode having a resonance frequency, and an anti-phase resonance levering system coupled to the two resonating masses to stiffen and/or dampen the in-phase resonance mode while leaving the anti-phase resonance mode compliant. This effectively raises the in-phase resonance frequency above the anti-phase resonance frequency, and potentially creates a large frequency separation between the two resonance modes. This reduces the energy transfer between the two modes, allowing for robustness to external acceleration, because the in-phase mode is of a higher frequency. The anti-phase resonance levering system is disposed between the two resonating masses as an internal levering mechanism, or is disposed around the two resonating masses as an external levering mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140249620
    Abstract: A flow diverter is described and fabricated using ultra-thin porous thin-film Nitinol, and is configured for implantation to a treatment site within a vessel for significant reduction in an intra-aneurismal flow velocity and vorticity. Using small size pores in a coverage area of only 10%, a 90% reduction in flow velocity into a pseudo-aneurysm can be achieved, with an almost immediate cessation of flow into an anatomical feature such as aneurysm sac in vivo. The size of the holes can be tailored to be any shape and range in size from 1-400 ?m using photolithography and from 5-1000 nm using ebeam lithography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140249140
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions that are useful in treating, ameliorating, or preventing nerve agent poisoning. The present invention also includes methods of preventing, treating or ameliorating nerve agent poisoning in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition of the invention. The present invention also includes methods of preventing, treating or ameliorating a seizure induced by a disease or disorder in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition of the invention. The present invention also comprises a kit comprising compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140247115
    Abstract: Several embodiments described herein are drawn to methods of identifying an analyte on a subject's skin, methods of generating a fingerprint, methods of determining a physiological change in a subject, methods of diagnosing health status of a subject, and assay systems for detecting an analyte and generating a fingerprint, by nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140204092
    Abstract: A method for classification of high dimensional data on graphs based on the Ginzburg-Landau functional. The method applies L2 gradient flow minimization of the Ginzburg-Landau diffuse interface energy functional to the case of functions defined on graphs. The method performs binary segmentations in a semi-supervised learning (SSL) framework and multiclass tasks are solved by recursively applying a sequence of binary segmentations. Examples illustrate the versatility of the methods on a variety of datasets including congressional voting records, high dimensional test data, and machine learning in image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140149055
    Abstract: A multi-planar velocimetry approach to characterize 3D incompressible flows based on 2D perpendicular (or otherwise complementary) velocity fields is described. Two-dimensional velocity fields acquired on the planes are reconstructed into a 3D velocity field through interpolation and the imposition of a fluid incompressibility constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: The Regents Of The University Of California
  • Publication number: 20140148378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibacterial peptides and analogs thereof, e.g., originating from, derived from, isolated and/or purified from mammalian milk, that reduce, inhibit and/or prevent the growth or proliferation of a bacterial organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140142028
    Abstract: This invention provides novel targeted antimicrobial compositions. In various embodiments chimeric moieties are provided comprising an antimicrobial peptide attached to a peptide targeting moiety that binds a bacterial strain or species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140127718
    Abstract: Secreted proteins as detection markers for insect vector and graft transmitted citrus disease are described. Method and kits for detecting the secreted proteins are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140121990
    Abstract: A system is disclosed in which human genomes are stored in databases or in a cloud based computer system, which is secure and private and then downloaded to personal devices for possible peer-to-peer interactions for health care applications, as well as for social and other applications. The use of the system is directed to fully sequenced genomes and includes protocols that are constructed to mimic in vitro biological tests to conduct genomic analysis instead of generic computational techniques, which tend to be impractical as they require performance of online computation over the entire genome. Three specific examples of protocols or techniques for privacy-preserving testing on fully sequenced genomes included are: 1) privacy-preserving genetic paternity testing, 2) privacy-preserving personalized medicine testing, and 3) privacy-preserving genetic compatibility testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140120082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating and/or preventing autoimmune and/or inflammatory disease. In particular, the present invention provides therapeutics for impairing the expansion and function of autoreactive T cells, NK cells and/or NKT cells, by modulating NKG2D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: The Regents of the University of California
  • Publication number: 20140103295
    Abstract: A 1D nanowire photodetector device includes a nanowire that is individually contacted by electrodes for applying a longitudinal electric field which drives the photocurrent. An intrinsic radial electric field to inhibits photo-carrier recombination, thus enhancing the photocurrent response. Circuits of 1D nanowire photodetectors include groups of photodetectors addressed by their individual 1D nanowire electrode contacts. Placement of 1D nanostructures is accomplished with registration onto a substrate. A substrate is patterned with a material, e.g., photoresist, and trenches are formed in the patterning material at predetermined locations for the placement of 1D nanostructures. The 1D nanostructures are aligned in a liquid suspension, and then transferred into the trenches from the liquid suspension. Removal of the patterning material places the 1D nanostructures in predetermined, registered positions on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Publication number: 20140098006
    Abstract: Display units which can be arranged to form a single arrayed display system, thereby allowing the display of much larger images than can be shown on a single display. Each display unit can include an image display, a communication mechanism, such as a network interface card or wireless interface card, and an image display module, such as a video card and an image processor. Each display module can be configured to selectively process and display portions of large digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventor: The Regents of The University of California