Tim D. Argo
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2015-311 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that HEATR1 is a novel Akt regulator and a predictor for chemoradioresistance.
2015-312 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that the Parkin protein is a mitotic regulator. Cancer cells with deficiency or mutations in Parkin have an increase in mitotic regulator expression leading to tumorigenesis and an increase in sensitivity of Pk1 and Aurora kinase inhibitors. This newly identified mechanism has revealed that Parkin mutations may be used as a biomarker for measuring the sensitivity of... Read More
2004-222 – Mayo Clinic has patent rights claiming obesity devices.
2004-106 – Mayo Clinic as designed an Endoscopic Pneumatic Assist Device (EPAD) to help patients with weight loss and maintenance. The EPAD technology induces weight loss by creating a physical/obstructive barrier to the passage of nutrients through the pylorus. Additionally, the device induces malabsorption due to the attached optioal malbsorptive sleeve in the proximal small bowel.Finally, the use of... Read More
2003-132 – Mayo Clinic has patent rights claiming methods of detecting the autoantibody associated with NMO.
2012-062 – Broad patent claims have issued claiming methods for treating renal cell carcinoma by using SCD1 inhibitors and are available for licensing.
"FACS-TB" a Novel Laboratory Method and Biomarker for Detection and Stratification of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
2013-109 – Accurate detection of the latent form of tuberculosis (TB) infection remains a major clinical and public health problem worldwide, which in the United States, disproportionally affects minorities, foreign-born individuals and patients with weak immune defenses (e.g. patients with HIV infection andlor on immunosuppressive medications). We designed and validated a new method that detects... Read More
2013-005 – Mechanical, Time-based, Probiotic Delivery Device.
2012-302 – A 12 gene-panel is described capable of predicting whether an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell line will have high or low cardiogenic potential upon in vitro differentiation. By comparing microarray data from high-cardiogenic versus low-cardiogenic lines, a discrete panel of genes was extracted and validated in 18 undifferentiated mouse iPS lines. Using PCR for these 12 genes from... Read More
2012-112 – We have identified abnormalities in the B cell compartment in the circulation of patients with ALS. This abnormality could be used to develop a test to measure the prognosis of patients with ALS or to diagnose patients with different forms of the disease. Additionally, the involvement of B cells in the pathology of ALS will lead treatments that may ameliorate the disease or its symptoms.
2012-004 – What is envisioned is a system of electrochemical and electrical monitoring coupled with directed stimulation to bypass damaged nerve tissue. The combination of information detection, conversion algorithm and programmed stimulation will provide regeneration of the neural commands. Further it is envisioned that a pump can be added to provide neural modular/growth factors to maintain the nerve... Read More
2011-271 – We identified a novel translocation of TP63 gene which encodes p63 protein. The translocation leads to overexpression of a dominant negative TP63 isoform. Dominant negative TP63 isoforms lead to inactivation of p53, the most important tumor suppressor known. The translocation can be useful for diagnosis and subclassification of certain peripheral T cell lymphomas, B-cell lymphomas... Read More
2011-249 – TB-ELISPOT is an optimized Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) that accurately detects latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This novel TB-ELISPOT method incorporate research-grade technology to enhance antigen-specific activation of T-cells by utilizing co-stimulatory antibodies and best antigen stimulation conditions (48 hrs) in a multiparametric platform that compare specific M.... Read More
2011-245 – Immune responses directed toward many cancers are characterized by targeted cell-killing activities mediated by cytotoxic T cells (a.k.a. Thl responses). However, certain tumors such as bladder cancer, instead appear to elicit immune responses that are traditionally linked with allergies (a.k.a. Th2 responses). These immune responses also include the tissue recruitment of rare white blood... Read More
2011-184 – Methods and Materials for Assessing Responsiveness PARP Inhibitors and Platinating Agents Methods and materials have been developed for assessing responsiveness to PARP inhibitors and platinating agents by using levels of non-homogous end-joining (NHEI) pathway members to determine if cancer cells that are homologous recombination (hr) - deficient are likely to be susceptible or resistant... Read More
Mutations in the KCND3-Encoded Kv4.3 Potassium Ion Channel and Use in Diagnostic Methodologies for the Detection of Sudden Death-Predisposing Cardiac Channelopathies
2011-122 – The present invention details mutations in the KCND3-encoded Kv4.3 potassium ion channel that are associated with sudden death predisposing genetic conditions such as Brugada syndrome (BrS) and long QT syndrome (LQTS) and the mechanism by which at risk individuals can be screend for potentially life threatening mutation isn this gene. This invention is based on the that mutations within the... Read More
2011-111 – Modulating the Autonomic Nervous System to Treat Hypertension and Heart Failure Mayo Clinic physicians have demonstrated that modulation of the autonomic nervous system can reduce blood pressure and improve symptoms in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Afferent nerves originating from skeletal muscle or from the kidneys are blocked to achieve the reduction in blood pressure and the... Read More
2011-060 – A significant hindrance to wound healing in both previously healthy individuals or those with penetrating Crohn’s disease is the presence of “dead space” as a result of pockets of inflammatory or infectious material. Keeping this dead space adequately drained and free from infection/inflammation throughout the healing process is a significant challenge resulting in significant cost and... Read More
2010-333 – A major problem in the area of electrochemistry and fast scan cyclic voltammetry is the occurrence of multiple complex analytes being measured by the fast scan cyclic voltammetry. In this invention, we developed the technique of Double Pulse Voltammetry (DPV) in which very fast scan cyclic voltammetry can be done at various voltages in this case from -0.4 volt to +1.5 volt and back down... Read More
2010-296 – Communications between electronic components employ one of a number of signaling schemes. Generally, digital communications use one of two classes of signaling schemes: single-ended or differential signaling. A single-ended signaling channel employs transmission of n-level (typically 2-level) signals through a single signal conductor, using a ground or power conductor as the reference for... Read More
Transpulmonary Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia (In Collaboration with Minnesota High-Tech Resources LLC)
2010-284 – Therapeutic hypothermia is a widely accepted methodology for mitigating injury to vital organs following ischemic insults. Cellular metabolism decreases with lower temperatures and this reduction in metabolism protects metabolically active organs including the heart and brain during episodes of ischemia and hypoxia. Therapeutic hypothermia is currently practiced in association with a number... Read More
2010-177 – Background: The incidence of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is rising in Western nations, and, according to the National Cancer Institute, EAC is the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States. Esophagectomy is standard treatment for Barrett’s esophagus with high grade dysplasia and malignancy. However, due to high morbidity rates associated with... Read More
2010-155 – Suppressive Monocytes as Markers of Immune & Therapeutic Responses Mayo Clinic researchers have identified immune phenotypes that can be used to measure the level of systemic immune suppression in patients with cancer and sepsis. Subsets of peripheral blood leukocytes can be measured using standard flow cytometry methods and used as prognostic markers in cancer and sepsis patients. ... Read More
2009-379 – Technology Description Patients with extensive, longstanding inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), which are diseases of chronic colonic inflammation, are at risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). Surveillance of this at-risk population remains challenging. Mayo Clinic researchers have identified biomarkers for colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease... Read More
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.
2009-274 – System for Minimally Invasive Local Drug Delivery Local drug delivery is a useful approach to deliver much higher concentrations of a drug to a target site while minimizing systemic side effects. Drug-eluting polymers can be delivered via local injection to deliver drug over an extended period of time. Current systems for local drug delivery have two long-standing challenges: local injections... Read More
2009-246 – In a communication system consisting of multiple nodes, optical interconnects and wave-division multiplexing (WDM), this can be used to broadcast the data stream from any one node-receivers using a broadcast element such as a star coupler. “All-in-all” or “many-to-all” nodes can thus be connected for high speed data transfer. At any receiver node, the optical signal contains all of the... Read More
Peritrode Minimally Invasive Cirmcumferential Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Electrode, Anchoring System and Placement Assist Device
2009-175 – An eight contact electrode placed “through the needle"via ultrasound visual guidance. The electrode is able to pass under a target nerve and curve over and reside circumferentially around the nerve in a "cuff” configuration thus facilitating efficient pain management.
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.
2009-104 – Proximal migration of biliary stents can lead to difficult and time consuming endoscopic removal procedures. Separately, while the use of prophylactic pancreatic stents may be increasing due to potentially decreased risk of pancreatitis, endoscopic procedures are often required to facilitate stent removal. Design features to improve spontaneous stent removal and ease retrieval have been... Read More
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
2008-202 – Balloons are used to create cavities in bones for several applications, including cement injection. Current design features include initial placement of a cannula into the bone, through which the balloon is inserted. An alternative design would be to mount the balloon on the outside of the cannula itself, such that the balloon could simply be inflated once the cannula reaches its intended... Read More
2008-214 – The present invention is a circuit block used to condition and sample a variety of electrical signals in characterization and system applications. The internal passive circuitry eases characterization of high-speed differential and single-ended applications by providing impedance-matched environment and integrating unique capabilities such as true differential termination, pass-through... Read More
2007-334 – In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a device (e-pill) and technology for delivery, sensing and monitoring an exercise program that is prescribed by a health worker (or any person interested in health) to a patient (some-one with a disease or propensity for a disease that can be helped by exercise) or any person interested in completing a prescribed program for... Read More
2007-295 – To address difficulties in the identification of microsporidia from stool specimens in the clinical diagnostic laboratory, we developed two rapid, real-time PCR assays designed for the LightCycler instrument (Roche Applied Sciences). The LightCycler PCR (LC PCR) assay sensitivities were compared to that of the reference method, a routine smear with trichrome blue stain. Microsporidia DNA is... Read More
2007-216 – An adaptive circuit that compensates for phase skew between the true and complement sides of a differential signal.
2007-154 – This invention is a technique that enables two or four port vector network analyzers (VNAs) to be probe-tip calibrated and used in applications such as automated test equipment . “Calibration” is understood to include a range of things described in more detail below. The technique complements (but is independent of) many industry¬wide standard probe-tip calibration methods such as... Read More
Rapid Electrical Link Analysis Technique for Simulating Electrical Signals Through Transmission Media Characterized by Scattering Parameters
2007-135 – This technique is a software program which permits very rapid simulation of electrical signals through passive transmission or any other interconnect characterized by scattering parameters (S-parameters). An unlimited number of 2-port and 4-port passive interconnect models are combined into a single interconnect using proper S-parameter cascading. External transient voltage waveforms... Read More
2007-132 – The test system will automate multi-port VNA S-parameters measurements of printed wiring boards (PWB). The information gathered is automatically evaluated against complex pass/fail criteria and used to grade the signal integrity quality of PWBs.
2006-295 – Tandem Biomarkers Identifies a Unique Population of Cardiopoietic Stem Cells Biomarkers used to purify a cardiac-specific stem cell population have not previously been reported. This invention reports the discovery of 1) the first cell surface tag that identifies cardiac progenitors from stem cell population and 2) an efficient approach to enrich large quantities of cardiac progenitors for... Read More
2006-245 – This differential test probe was designed to meet the requirements of an automated test system. It has features not found in commercially available test probes. The ruggedness, compliance of all test pins, and the versatility to test more than one signal/ground pattern makes it useful for the automated test system. The mounting of micro probing pins directly in the center of the signal... Read More
2006-104 – Soluble and Extracellular Markers for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer A discriminating panel of genes has been identified that may be used for early detection of prostate cancer. Many of these genes demonstrate prostate-specific expression. Genes encoding extracellular and membrane proteins were selected to facilitate a minimally invasive (e.g. blood sample) form of detection. ... Read More
2006-018 – Technology Description B7-H4 is a cell surface protein whose expression on tumor cells and tumor-associated vasculature is greatly increased in renal cancers. B7-H4 expression levels on renal tumors have been shown to be a predictor of tumor aggressiveness and to increase mortality rates. B7-H4 is highly expressed on tumors and tumor-associated vasculature but not on normal tissues and... Read More
2005-273 – Methods and materials related to identifying, assessing, and predicting hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in mammals.
A Device to Sense and Modify Daily Standing and Ambulating Time in Humans. STAM (Standing/Ambulating Meter)
2005-091 – Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a device to promote standing & ambulating time as a treatment for obesity and deconditioning. The device is worn on the belt and has two operational modes: i) it measures the time the user spends standing/ambulating per day; and ii) it displays a goal for the user in standing/ambulating minutes per day.
Self-Contained Semi-Active Cooling Mechanism for Very High Power Density Integrated Circuits and Electronic Modules Using a Reversible Endothermic Chemical Reaction
2005-026 – This invention is a completely self-contained and encapsulated “package” into which a high power integrated circuit (“chip”) such as an amplifier, or an entire subsystem (such as a radar “transmit-receive” module), can be installed to provide the necessary thermal and electrical environment to assure that the chip or multi-chip subsystem works correctly. The packaging approach not only... Read More
2004-286 – This invention is a completely self-contained and encapsulated “package” into which a high power integrated circuit (“chip”) such as an amplifier, or an entire subsystem (such as a radar “transmit-receive” module), can be installed to provide the necessary thermal and electrical environment to assure that the chip or multi-chip subsystem works correctly. The packaging approach not only... Read More
2003-185 – The invention describes a new algorithm and hardware architecture to compute the fast Fourier transform (FFT). The new algorithm uses a divide and conquer approach to reduce an N point FFT to a plurality of sqrt(N) point FFTs arranged in a pipeline configuration. A new specialized center element joins identical, conventional pipeline FFT units together and provides the necessary control logic... Read More
Transmission Matrix De-embedding/Two-Tier Calibration Methods for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurement
2002-103 – We present a method for performing de-embedding (or equivalently, second-tier calibration) of vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements allowing for very accurate measurement to reference planes beyond those of a first tier calibration. The method has been proven to be useful up to very high frequencies (at least 110 GHz) and eliminates many of the complexities and limitations associated... Read More