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2010-137 – This invention describes a novel calculation called the Speech Transmission Index based Social Hearing Index (STI-SHI or social hearing index for short). The social hearing index can be calculated using standard pure tone hearing threshold data and supra-threshold measures of speech intelligibility. The STI-SHI can be useful in refining the legal definition of hearing disability and will also... Read More
2010-115 – Photon counting detector technology is being actively adopted for commercial CT. One compelling reason is the advantages that it brings for spectral imaging (multi-energy CT) which allows material characterization using energy information from the detected x-rays. The ability to identify material composition regardless of material density (e.g. distinguishing iodine from bone even though they... Read More
2010-108 – SDUV is a non-invasive ultrasound technology that can qualify tissue stiffness and viscosity, which are sensitive indexes of pathology such as liver fibrosis. SDUV uses one long push toneburst of ultrasound followed by multiple detect pulses to generate and detect shear waves in tissue. Shear wave propagation information is used to estimate tissue stiffness and viscosity. The push-detect... Read More
2010-061 – Calcific aortic valve stenosis is a growing problem in developed countries, and valve replacement surgery is the second most common thoracic surgery performed worldwide (>100,000 procedures performed in the US in 2008). Bioprosthetic valves are the most commonly used devices to replace the stenotic valve, but only have a projected lifespan of 10-12 years. Cells infiltrating the... Read More
2010-038 – The individual cross-sectional images along the arteries were analyzed individually by creating a Region-of-Interest (ROI) that encompassed the vessel wall. To ensure that the entire arterial wall was included into the ROI, the radius of the lumen ® was measured, which was used as the width of the annular ROI surrounding the arterial lumen (12). By creating a binary image of the punctate... Read More
2010-032 – A method for producing tissue motion with customized frequency content is described in which push pulses are designed using orthogonal basis functions which then produce desired tissue motion. The push pulses can be a sequence of long duration, in which case motion detection A-lines can be interleaved among the pulses. The result is a more efficient method of making tissue move with optimal... Read More
2010-026 – Accelerated MRI: A method is described for improving parallel acquisition along the longitudinal direction.
Use of Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) Molecules and PiB-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PiB-PET/CT) Imaging for the Identification and Diagnosis of Meningiomas
2010-007 – Meningiomas are a common tumor often found in the thin layers of tissue that surround the brain. However, many other types of tumors can arise in the same locations. Variation in the appearance of meningiomas can make the accurate diagnosis of meningioma difficult based on current methods, such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Pathologists can accurately... Read More
2009-362 – Background Topoisomerase I has been used as a drug target for cancer treatment. By inhibiting the religation step of the enzyme, the formation of topo I-DNA complexes block the advancing replication complexes, which will ultimately cause cell death. Thus, measurement of the covalent topo I-DNA complexes can potentially be used to assess therapeutic efficacy of topoisomerase I poisons. ... Read More
Improved Quality for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Spectra Using Eigenvalve Deconvolution and Special Lower Triangular Matrix of Time Activity Data
2009-323 – Eigenvector decomposition allows consistent eigenvalues to be produced from different data set acquisition of the same sample material.
2009-314 – This disclosure is for a continuation-in-part to US Patent Application No: US 2006/0056310 A1. The original patent application uses only a symmetrical THRU structure for de-embedding. In this disclosure both OPEN and SHORT structures are presented as additional structures that, once measured with a VNA, can yield additional equations.
2009-309 – The general method has been discussed in “System and Method for Phone Offset and Time Delay Correction in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Data”. (2007-100). Here it is added that the magnitude of the real imaging parts of the data are used for the spectrum.
2009-296 – Mouse model of recessive polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD)
2009-278 – Specific and highly sensitive ultrasound localization of catheter placement can be accomplished by use of a catheter navigation crystal with an active (vibrating) element whose ultrasonic signal interferes with the ultrasound imaging signal as the latter propagates with each transmitted bearn though issue. The interference signal (caused by the crystal) occurs directly within the Doppler... Read More
2009-219 – Suppressive Monocytes as Markers of Response to Renal Cell Carcinoma Therapy The incidence of and deaths caused by renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are increasing in the United States. Over 80 percent of renal cell carcinomas are due to the subtype clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The majority of patients with renal cell carcinoma confined to the kidney can be cured by surgery; however,... Read More
2009-191 – In MR and CT imaging, any reduction in scan time offers potential benefits ranging from high temporal rate observation of physiologic processes to reduction of motion artifacts to lower radiation dose (for CT) to improve patient comfort and throughput. With compressing sensing (CS) techniques, certain classes of MR and CT images can be accurately reconstructed from highly undersampled (and... Read More
2009-179 – For certain types of time series CT studies, Prior Image Constrained Compressed Sensing (PICCS) has been shown to significantly reduce the number of required data samples that must be acquired, thereby reducing the radiation dose to patients. PICCS is based on standard compressed sensing L1-norm minimization techniques. An alternative homotopic L0-based minimization technique developed... Read More
2009-140 – This technology relates to materials and methods for inhibiting botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), and more particularly to materials and methods for inhibiting the zinc endopeptidase of BoNT serotypes A, D, and/or E (BoNTA, BoNTD and /or BoNTE to (1) treat botulism, (2) Protect against botulism, or (3) use as an adjunct therapy during administration of medical toxins that are based upon... Read More
2009-132 – A monoclonal antibody to MDC1, a key mediator of DNA damage response.
2009-126 – This invention includes the developement of inducible transgenic mice expressing human TDP-43 cDNA encoding the TAR-binding protein 43kD.
2009-125 – This invention includes the development of a homozygous transgenic mouse model expressing wild-type human TDP-43 cDNA encoding the TAR-binding protein 43kD endogenous levels.
WINCSWare: Two-way Wireless Communication Between Sensor and Control Unit for Data Aquisition and Selection of Sensing Parameters (Neurochemicals, Time, etc.) and Software for Processing of Incoming Data and Visual Display in Real-Time
2009-106 – Two-way Wireless Communication Between Sensor and Control Unit for Data Acquisition and Selection of Sensing Parameters (Neurochemicals, Time, etc.) and Software for Processing of Incoming Data and Visual Display in Real-Time.
WINCS Hardware & Combination of Amperometry and Voltametry in One System for Measuring Neurochemicals in Real-Time
2009-065 – Emerging evidence supports the hypothesis that modulation of specific central neuronal systems contributes to the clinical efficacy of deep brain and motor cortex stimulation. Real-time monitoring of the neurochemical output of targeted regions may therefore advance functional neurosurgery by, among other goals, providing a strategy for investigation of mechanism, identification of new... Read More
2009-064 – Previous studies had demonstrated the importance of adenosine in the mechanism of Thalamic DBS for Essential Tremor. Real-time monitoring of the neurochemical output of targeted regions may therefore advance functional neurosurgery by, among other goals, providing a strategy for investigation of mechanism, identification of new candidate neurotransmitters, and chemically guided placement of... Read More
2009-043 – To reduce radiation dose and/or improve image quality in CT, it is very important to select the optimal tube potential (kV), which is highly dependent on patient size and specific diagnostic task. In this invention, we developed a general strategy that allows for individualized automatic kV selection for each patient size and each diagnostic task. We proposed a novel concept, kV dose index... Read More
2009-017 – Very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLPUFAs) are present in the human retina and play an important role in maintaining the structure and function of the retina. A disease with a defect in the gene that synthesizes VLPUFAs in the retina leads to an early onset degeneration of the macula and severe loss of vision. Currently, these VLPUFAs and other very long chain fatty acids are not... Read More
2008-368 – We have generated a human neuronal culture to model formation of alpha-synuclein aggregates in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLBD). By engineering conditional expression of alpha-synuclein, we established a novel cell-based model 3D5, in which production of wild-synuclein was regulated by the tetracycline off inducible mechanism. Two to four weeks following... Read More
2008-346 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-16. The peptide used to immunize was Fibrillar Abeta 1-42. The antibody is also known as AB42-2.
2008-277 – Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is one of the deadliest cancers with lethality of >99% and survival average of 4 months. Recent publications have demonstrated over 40% of thyroid cell lines are of questionable origin especially ATC cell lines (Schweppe et al., J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008). We have developed four cell lines from human ATC tumor tissues. These cell lines represent the... Read More
Mathematical Model of Insulin Secretion in Response to Changing Glucose Concentrations to Allow Creation of an Artificial Pancreas
2008-201 – The relationship between insulin secretion and changes in glucose concentrations is not linear and is affected by parameters such as body weight, rate of change, time of day, concomitant activities such as exercise or eating and insulin sensitivity. This model attempts to relate the relationship of insulin to glucose in terms that would be used to program an insulin pump that could respond to... Read More
2008-195 – Retroviral or lentiviral vector-mediated stable introduction of some stem cell-associated genes can reprogram adult somatic cells into embryonic stem cell-like “induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.” Our inventions are i) cross-species reprogramming (e.g. use of human factors to generate iPS cells from non-human origin, such as a mouse, rat, hampster, cat, dog, pig, cow, sheep, horse or... Read More
2008-163 – These mice conditionally express the human tau cDNA (4RON isoform) containing the FTDP-17 mutation (P301L) in exon 10. These mice utilize the TET-ON/TET-OFF® system to express approximately 7X human tau in comparison to murine tau. Both the tTA transgene (Memory Pharmaceuticals) and the tau transgene (Mayo) must be present to yield expression of the human tau. Doxycycline in the diet of the... Read More
2008-139 – Mouse monoclonal Ab9-A, isotype A of the original Ab9 mouse monoclonal made to human amyloid beta 1-16, was created by class-switching the original Ab9 IgG isotype. This was done with serial dilutions to find the very few clones of isotype A, identifying these clones, and growing them up. Fourteen clones were identified. All are likely to be useful. Only one, 15E7.17.10 (see table), was grown... Read More
2008-184 – This invention relates to the production in large quantity and high purity of a novel peptide expression plasmid. Peptides are short polymers formed from amino acids, working as signaling molecules. In biomedicine, peptides are used as probes to resolve protein interactions, a key biological process governing multiple vital functions, as well as drugs to target disease-causing proteins.... Read More
2008-126 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta1-42. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 35-42. This antibody is also known as MM40-21.3.1
2008-125 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-42. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 35-42. This antibody is also known as MM26-2.1.3 and also as clone MM26-22.214.171.124.86 and also as Ab42.2
2008-124 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-16. The peptide used to immunize was fibrillar Abeta 1-42. This antibody is also known as AB42-5.
2008-123 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-16. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 1-16. This antibody is also known as Ab-9
2008-121 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-16. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 1-16. This antibody is also known as MM27-33.1.1
2008-120 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-40. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 35-40. This antibody is also known as MM32-13.1.1 and also as Ab40.1
2008-115 – Technology Description Purified antibodies from rabbit serum that specifically recognize the Eps15 protein at two different and distinct regions. These antibodies have a wide variety of applications in research as well as diagnostic uses where recognition of Eps15 protein is necessary. Reference “Eps15 Mediates Vesicle Trafficking from the trans-Golgi Network via an Interaction with the... Read More
2008-084 – Validated bowel disease questionaire
2008-104 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to rodent Abeta 1-16. The peptide used to immuize was rodent Abeta 1-16. This antibody is also known as MM44-32.4.1
2008-103 – Monoclonal antibodies were raised to human Abeta 1-38. The peptide used to immunize was Abeta 35-40. This antibody is also known as MM43-14.1.1
2008-016 – Four mouse anti-SINA/SIAH monoclonal antibodies are available for licensing. Details are as follows. Two monoclonal antibodies against the SINA-C-terminal peptide (C-GC-FDTSIAQLFADNGNLGINVTISLV) (a 27-mer): (1) 8G7H12, (2) 4B4B6. Two monoclonal antibodies against the SINA-N-terminal peptide (SNKINPKRREPTAA-GGC) (a 17-mer): (1) 24E6H3, (2) 22B9B5. References Rebecca L. Schmidt,... Read More
2008-035 – Mice lacking 53BPI were developed at Mayo to study DNA damage responses and tumor suppression. See Ward et al. (2003) Mol Cell Biol 23(7):2556-2563
2007-330 – We created mice that contain human LRRK2 cDNA encoding either the wild-type or G2019S mutant form of the gene (hereafter termed “responder line(s).” The cDNA in these animals has been placed behind a minimal CMV promoter containing TetO and will only produce human LRRK2 protein when combined (in bigenic mice) with tTA. We have demonstrated in COS7 cells that the human LRRK2 expression from... Read More
2007-326 – JJ12 is a mouse monoclonal IgG antibody that was prepared against the human protein p23, a co-chaperone for the molecular chaperone protein Hsp90. p23 was isolated into balb/c mice, and hybridoma cells were made by fusion with the cell line P3NS-11-AG4-1(NS-1). JJ12 has a high affinity for p23 from humans and several other vertebrates. It is useful for the measurement of p23 by western... Read More
2007-325 – JJ6 is a mouse monoclonal IgG antibody that was prepared against the human protein p23, a co-chaperone for the molecular chaperone protein Hsp90. p23 was isolated and injected into balb/c mice, and hybridoma cells were made by fusion with the cell line P3NS-11-AG4-1 (NS-1). JJ6 has a high affinity for p23 from humans and several other vertebrates. It is useful for the measurement of p23 by... Read More
2007-324 – This is a monoclonal antibody, produced in mice, to the human protein tsp23 which has sequence similarity to the molecular co-chaperone p23.