October 9, 2019

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

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,413,301 “Perfusion Device for Treating an Injured Blood Vessel”

Bryan Tillman, Associate Professor of Surgery and leader of a $1.8 million Department of Defense study to develop devices to rapidly stop bleeding in battlefield and other trauma incidents, has developed a distal perfusion device to temporarily cover the site of injury and maintain blood flow distal to the injury. The device includes sensors to detect positioning and monitoring. In vivo data is available and there is a working prototype of the device.

For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Janice Panza at jpanza@innovation.pitt.edu.

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

Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
10,413,278 Methods and Devices for Ultrasound Contrast-Assisted Therapy Xucai Chen; Jianjun Wang; John Pacella; Flordeliza Villanueva Abhishek Sangal Available for Licensing
10,413,301 Perfusion Device for Treating an Injured Blood Vessel Bryan Tillman; William Clark; Sung Kwon Cho; Young Jae Chun Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,417,936 Hybrid Physical-Virtual Reality Simulation for Clinical Training capable of Providing feedback to a Physical Anatomic Model Joseph Samosky; Robert Weaver Carolyn Weber Available for Licensing
10,421,800 Compositions and Methods for the Treatment of Carboxyhemoglobinemia Mark Gladwin; Jesus Tejero Bravo Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,420,792 Method of Treating Severe Asthma Anuradha Ray; Timothy Oriss; Prabir Ray; Sally Ellen Wenzel Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing