November 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight patents in October 2018.

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,085,721 “Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging”

This technology details development of a novel intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging method and apparatus for molecular imaging and characterization of cardiovascular diseases for molecular imaging and characterization of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerotic plaques. The method involves the use of two ultrasound frequencies and microbubble contrast agents. The microbubble is delivered to the vessel and a low frequency ultrasound burst is used to excite the microbubble into oscillation. A high frequency ultrasound burst is used to image the microbubble while it is going through forced oscillation by the low frequency ultrasound. The method uses two pairs of such pulses and further utilizes the timing of the two ultrasound bursts in each pair.

For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Abhishek Sangal at asangal@innovation.pitt.edu.

Below is a list of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in October 2018. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.

 

Patent
Number
Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager      Status
 
10,085,721 Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging Xucai Chen; Francois Tchi Ho Yu; Flordeliza Villanueva Abhishek Sangal Available for Licensing
 
10,092,676 Biohybrid Composite Scaffold Yi Hong Alexander Huber; Stephen Badylak; William Wagner; Keisuke Takanari; Nicholas Amoroso Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing
 
10,093,703 Computationally Optimized Broadly Reactive Antigens for H1N1 Influenza Corey Crevar; Ted Ross Andrew Remes Licensed
 
10,092,526 Compositions and Methods for Treating Respiratory Injury or Disease Beibei Chen; Rama Mallampalli Maria Vanegas Licensed
 
10,101,454 Pathway Measurement Devices, Systems, and Methods Eric Sinagra; Jonathan Duvall; Joshua Brown; Dianna Rae Stuckey; Tianyang Chen; Ian McIntyre; Jonathan Pearlman; Rory Cooper George Coulston Licensed
 
10,098,946 Computationally Optimized Broadly Reactive Antigens for Influenza Brendan Giles; Ted Ross Andrew Remes Licensed
 
10,105,334 Particle Formulations of All-Trans Retinoic Acid and Transforming Growth Factor Beta for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Nick Giannoukakis; Wilson Meng; Massimo Trucco Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
 
10,114,011 Antigen Presenting Cell Assay Rakesh Sindhi; Chethan AshokKumar Maria Vanegas Licensed