February 6, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10  U.S. patents in January 2020.

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,537,410 “Detal Abutment Screw Extractor”

Steven Kukunas, clinical assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues, have developed a system and method for extracting a broken fragment of a dental abutment screw from a dental implant. It consists of an extraction tool that applies a thermoplastic adhesive through the distal end of the tool, then heats the adhesive so that it conforms to the surface of the broken screw fragment, then cools and bonds the tool to the broken fragment, allowing for rotation to remove the screw fragment from the implant.

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 January 2020. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.

Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
10526,280 (2-Amino-4 Atylamino)Phenyl Carbamates Peter Wipf; Athanassios Tzounopoulos Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
10525,108 Mutant Huntington-Mediated Protein Dysfunction Robert Friedlander; Hiroko Yano Abhishek Sangal Available for Licensing
10,526,368 Targeted Nitroxide Agents Peter Wipf; Marie Celine Frantz Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
10,529,938 Nanoscale Light Emitting Diode and Method of Making Same Hong Koo Kim; Daud Hasan Emon George Coulston Available for Licensing
10,533,989 Metabolomics in Pneumuonia and Sepsis Christopher Seymour; John Kellum Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing
10,537,410 Dental Abutment Screw Extractor Steve Kukunas Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,542,927 Apparatus and Method for Computerized Rotational Head Impulse Test Joseph Furman; Alexander Kiderman; Ian Shirley Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,544,443 Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophage John Kellum Jr.; John Hempel; Robert Edgar; John Viator Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,543,264 Cancer Prevention and Therapy by Inhibiting Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor Nikola Vujanovic; Lazar Vujanovic Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,544,110 Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Nuclear Translocation of Androgen Receptor for the Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Peter Wipf; James Johnson; Erin Skoda; Joel Nelson; Zhou Wang Jeffrey Depp Optioned