August 14, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in July 2019.

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,344,003

Beibei Chen, associate professor of medicine and director of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Center, has developed first in class compounds related to inhibiting TGFβ pathway that bind to FIEL1. The compounds can be utilized for the treatment of diseases associated with an activated inflammatory response or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).  IPF is a progressive fibrotic disease characterized by massive neovascularization and deposition of extracellular matrix into the interstitium. For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Maria Vanegas at

Below is a list of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in July 2019. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.


Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
10,335,530 Lung Assist Device With Oscillating Fiber Bundle Shalv Madhani; Brian Frankowski; William Federspiel Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
10,335,045 Self-Adaptive Matrix Completion for Heart Rate Estimation From Face Videos Under Realistic Conditions Jeffrey Cohn; Lijun Yin; Nicu Sebe Carolyn Weber Available for Licensing
10,345,415 Universal, Modular Temperature Controlled MRI Phantom for Calibrated Anisotropic and Isotropic Imaging Including Hollow Fluid Filled Tubular Textiles for Calibrated Anisotropic Imaging Walter Schneider; Anthony Zuccolotto; John Dzikiy; Leroy Basler; Richard Shaffer Robert Racunas Available for Licensing
10,344,003 Novel Small Molecule FIEL 1 Inhibitor in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Lung Injury Beibei Chen Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
10,344,338 Fusion Gene Associated With Progressive Prostate Cancer Jianhua Luo; Yanping Yu; Joel Nelson; George Michalopoulos; Chien-Cheng Tseng; Ying Ding Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
10,344,207 A Method of Sequestering a Target Species Using a Proppant Matthew Krofp Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,350,021 Apparatus and Method for Implantation of Devices Into Soft Tissue Xinyan Tracy Cui; Douglas Weber; Peter Gilgunn; O. Burak Ozdoganlar; Takashi Kozai; Gary Fedder Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,357,223 Method and Apparatus to Detect Lipid Contents in tissues Using Ultrasound Kang Kim; Ahmed Mahmoud; Debaditya Dutta Abhishek Sangal Available for Licensing
10,366,802 Compositions Including Nano-Patricles and a Nano-Structured Support Matrix and Methods of Preparation as Reversible High Capacity Anodes in Energy Storage Systems Prashant Kumta; Wei Wang; Bharat Gattu; Prashanth Hanumantha Janice Panza Optioned