Patents

2018 Patents

DORED Celebrates Issuance of U.S. and European Patents
A European patent was recently issued to faculty researchers in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Mohamed Ahmedna, Dr. Jianmei Yu and Dr. Ipek Goktepe are the proud recipients of European counterpart to U.S. Patent No. 8,211,485 issued in July 2012. The researchers’ claims are generally directed to a method for reducing the allergenic protein content of a blanched or roasted peanut kernel by contacting the kernel with at least 0.001%(w/w) of an endopeptidase enzyme; such enzymes include pepsin, trypsin or alpha-chymotrypsin. In addition, Dr. Yeoheung Yun and Dr. Youngmi Koo in the College of Engineering have received U.S. Patent No. 10,128,512, entitled “Paper-based Magnesium Battery and the Use Thereof,” which relates generally to paper-based magnesium batteries such as those found in wearable or point-of-care devices.

U.S. Patent No. 10,028,505
Issued: July 24, 2018
US Serial No. 15/262,077, Application Filed: 9/12/2016
Entitled: “Micropropagation of Alexandrian laurel (Danae Racemosa L.)”
Dr. Guochen Yang (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design)
Ms. Zhongge (Cindy) Lu (Research Technician)

2017 Patents

U.S. Patent No. 9,474,272
“Micropropagation of Alexandrian Laurel (Danae racemose L)” issued 10/25/2016
Dr. Guochen Yang (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design)
Ms. Zhongge (Cindy) Lu (Research Technician)

U.S. Patent No. 9,549,911
“Ginger metabolites and Uses Thereof” issued 1/24/2017
Dr. Shengmin Sang (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies)
Dr. Yingdong Zhu (research scientist)
Dr. Huadong Chen (research scientist)

U.S. Patent No. 9,637,615
“Preparation and Uses of Bio-Adhesives” issued 5/2/2017
Dr. Elham Fini (Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering)