VTIP reports patent applications filed in March 2017

VTIP reports patent applications filed in March 2017

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) filed 20 patent applications in March 2017 on behalf of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. Three of these were supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).

U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 03/16/17

“Process and System for Establishing a Moving Target Connection for Secure Communications in Client/Server Systems,” by Joseph G. Tront, a professor of electrical and computer engineering; Randolph C. Marchany, university information technology security officer; and Christopher F. Morrell, a student.

U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 03/21/17

“Back Exoskeleton to Assist Lifting,” by Alan Asbeck, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and students Sarah E. Beauchamp, Jack Geissinger, and Taylor Pesek.

U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 03/08/17

“A Multivalent Brucella Vaccine for Protection Against Mycobacterial Infections and Methods of Using the Same,” by Nammalwar Sriranganathan, a professor of biomedical science; Stephen M. Boyle, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences Pathobiology; Gerhardt G. Schurig, a professor of biomedical science; and students Hamzeh Al Qublan and Garrett Paul Smith.

U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 03/16/17

“Stem Cell Compositions, Systems, and Uses Thereof,” by Jennifer G. Barrett, an associate professor of large animal clinical sciences.

Foreign | Filed 03/27/17

“A Multivalent Brucella Vaccine for Protection Against Mycobacterial Infections and Methods of Using the Same,” by Nammalwar Sriranganathan, a professor of biomedical science; Stephen M. Boyle, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences Pathobiology; Gerhardt G. Schurig, a professor of biomedical science; and students Hamzeh Al Qublan and Garrett Paul Smith.

Foreign | Filed 03/16/17

“Stem Cell Compositions, Systems and Uses Thereof,” by Jennifer G. Barrett, an associate professor of large animal clinical sciences.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/02/17

“Porous Carbon Fiber from Block Copolymers,” by Guoliang Liu, an assistant professor of chemistry, and Zhengping Zhou, a chemistry postdoctoral associate.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/02/17

“Novel Multilevel Converter for Variable Speed Medium Voltage Switched Reluctance Motor Drives,” by Ahmed Shehada, a student in the electrical engineering department.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/03/17

“LyraScore,” by Jonathan Caldwell, a visiting assistant professor in the School of Performing Arts, and Joseph Tolley, a student in the computer engineering department.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/06/17

“Highly Tunable Stationary Phases for Micro Gas Chromatography Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids,” by electrical and computer engineering professor Masoud Agah, and Bishnu P. Regmi, an ECE postdoctoral associate.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/06/17

“A High-Throughput Entrapment Chip for Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC-Htech),” by electrical and computer engineering professor Masoud Agah; Xiang Ren, an ECE postdoctoral associate; and Parham Ghassemi, a student.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/17/17

“Semi-Autonomous Victim Extraction Robot (SAVER),” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and students Bijo Sebastian, Adam Williams, Anil Kumar, and Wael Saab.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/21/17

“Dynamic Paradigm for Wave-Based Sensing,” by Rolf Mueller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Philip Caspers, a student. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/28/17

“Plant-Mediated Silencing of Fatty Acid and Retinoid Binding Protein in Pratylenchus Penetrans,” by Jonathan D. Eisenback, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; Paulo Vieira, a postdoctoral associate in plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; and Kathryn Kamo, a student.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/29/17

“Composition, Structure, and Method for Fabrication of Tunable Inductors with Large Tunability,” by mechanical engineering professor Shashank Priya and Yongke Yan, a research scientist with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/29/17

“Aerosolized MagnetoElectric Mechanical Antenna (AMEMA),” by Khai D. Ngo, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Shashank Priya, a professor of mechanical engineering. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 03/31/17

“Cyclic gamma-Amino Acids and Peptoid Foldamers,” by chemistry assistant professor Jatinder S. Josan, and Robert J. Grams, a student.

Foreign | Filed 03/08/17

“A Multivalent Brucella Vaccine for Protection Against Mycobacterial Infections and Methods of Using the Same,” by Nammalwar Sriranganathan, a professor of biomedical science; Stephen M. Boyle, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences Pathobiology; Gerhardt G. Schurig, a professor of biomedical science; and students Hamzeh Al Qublan and Garrett Paul Smith.

PCT | Filed 03/03/17

“Chimeric Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Vaccines,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science; Shannon R. Matzinger, a postdoctoral associate; and Nathan M. Beach, a student.

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