Available Technologies  ––  Spring 2020

Activation of 3D Printed Polyvinyl Alcohol Medical Devices

U.S. Patent 10,537,659 (January 21, 2020)
Jonathan Alexander
A medical device comprising a structure formed of polyvinyl alcohol.

Overload failure reducing dental implants

U.S. Patent 10,363,117 (July 30, 2019)
Gulshan Sunavala-Dossabhoy and Kevin McCarthy
A dental implant including a base, a central shaft and a shock absorber spacing and allowing limited movement between the base and the central shaft. The shock absorber may also contain a plurality of flex struts. The dental implant may further include an index collar covering an upper portion in the base.

Devices and methods of treating methamphetamine addiction and medical and behavioral consequences of methamphetamine use and of HIV infection

U.S. Patent 10,022,383 (July 17, 2018)
Nicholas Goeders and Christopher Schmoutz
A method of treating a condition of in a human patient comprising pharmacologically activating a translocator protein of 18 kDa (TSPO), wherein the condition is one of a chronic methamphetamine addiction, a medical consequence of methamphetamine use; a behavioral consequence of methamphetamine use, an HIV associated cognitive motor disorder, an HIV-associated neurodegenerative disorder, and a neuroinflammatory response.

Method for harvesting stem and progenitor cells and method of treatment of kidney disease and neurological disease

U.S. Patent 10,160,955 (December 25, 2018)
Yuping Wang
A method of generating one of podocyte progenitor cells and neural stem/progenitor cells comprising the steps of collecting a urine specimen from a patient; centrifuging the urine specimen; and removing the one of podocyte progenitor cells and neural stem/progenitor cells.

Thoracic catheter device

U. S. Patent 10,376,618 (August 13, 2019)
Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, David Ballard, Jeffery Weisman, Horacio D'Agostino
A thoracic catheter system comprises a flexible thoracic catheter for inserting into a thoracic cavity of a human. A distal end of the thoracic catheter has a plurality of apertures. A proximate end of the thoracic catheter is designed to extend out of the thoracic cavity. A three way valve is one of fused with and removably attached to the proximal end of the thoracic catheter.

Biomarkers for determining susceptibility to SUDEP

U.S. Patent 10,327,661 (June 25, 2019)
Leonidas Iasemidis, Ioannis Vlachos, Edward Glasscock
A method for determining an increased risk of death of a patient includes receiving ECG data of the patient generated during a first time period; receiving EEG data of the patient generated during the first time period; composing a feature of the ECG data and a feature of the EEG data over a common time frame and determining a statistical measure of association between the ECG data and the EEG data; and determining whether the degree of association exceeds a predetermined threshold, thereby indicating whether an increased risk is present.

Medical stopcock valve

U.S. 10,137,293 (November 27, 2018)
Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, David Ballard, Jeffery Weisman, Horacio D'Agostino
A medical stopcock which allows easier switching operation of plural branch-tubes. The main body of the stopcock comprises a chamber part with a nearly spherical inner surface, and an upstream branch-tube, a downstream branch-tube and a merge-branch-tube all extending from the chamber part. A valve body of the stopcock comprises a nearly spherical valve main body and a rod-shaped operating part with a guide hole linking the inner surface of the chamber part to the outside. In operation, the rod-shaped operating part is moved along the guide hole through the use of the horizontal flow passages and the vertical flow passage to allow the predetermined branch-tubes out of the upstream branch-tube, the downstream branch-tube and the merge-branch-tube to communicate with one another or to shut-off the communication.

High throughput assay for monitoring AMP production and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase activity

U.S. Patent 9,777,309 (October 03, 2017)
Eric First and Charles Richardson
A method of conducting an enzymatic reaction assay involving adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP) comprising the steps of reacting one or more compounds and producing AMP, deaminating the AMP to produce IMP, and oxidating the IMP by NAD+ to produce XMP and NADH.

Continuous local slow-release of therapeutics for head and neck problems and upper aerodigestive disorders

U.S. 9,700,525 (July 11, 2017)
Cherie-Ann Nathan and Douglas Boudreaux
The invention features formulations for the local delivery of therapeutically effective doses of curcumin to treat head and neck disorders and upper aerodigestive disorders. Also disclosed are use of the formulations for delivery of other phytochemicals, or the combination of phytochemicals for the treatment of said disorders. Furthermore, these formulations can be used to deliver the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and/or minerals to children or adults.

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