Patents by Inventor Ward Walkup

Ward Walkup 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: 10557818
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20180052137
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Patent number: 9804121
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20160377572
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario