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University of Ottawa Patents
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D402824 Podium December 22, 1998
8298612 Method for depositing particulate material onto a surface October 30, 2012
An apparatus and method are described for deposition of materials such as particulate materials onto a surface. The methods employ the use of shockwaves or compression waves to project the particulate material onto the surface as desired. This allows for the preparation of solid objects
8294557 Synchronous interpersonal haptic communication system October 23, 2012
A method, apparatus and system of synchronous haptic communications between an active user and a passive user through a network is provided. An image from an imaging device is captured of the passive user. Geometry or position data is determined from the captured image by utilizing a
8281039 Reconfigurable multimedia collaboration system October 2, 2012
A system for multimedia communications implemented with reconfigurable technology is disclosed. The system includes: a SIP engine implemented in hardware that executes functions defined by Session Initiation Protocol (SIP); a XML engine implemented in hardware that executes functions
8200025 Image classification and search June 12, 2012
An electronic image classification and search system and method are provided. Images are processed to determine a plurality of simple feature descriptors based upon characteristics of the image itself. The simple feature descriptors are grouped into complex features based upon the or
8158684 Estrogenic compounds, process for their production and pharmaceutical uses thereof April 17, 2012
The present invention provides new estrogenic compounds of the general formula ##STR00001## in which the substituents have the meanings that are explained in more detail in the description, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them. The compounds of the invention are useful,
8073634 Method to extract target signals of a known type from raw data containing an unknown number of t December 6, 2011
A signal analysis method extracts transient target signals of known type from a raw data source signal that contains an unknown number of target signals. The method can enhance the analysis of data obtained from in-line oil-debris sensors. The method comprises steps of: defining sign
7991162 Accelerating scalar multiplication on elliptic curve cryptosystems over prime fields August 2, 2011
A method and apparatus for accelerating scalar multiplication in an elliptic curve cryptosystem (ECC) over prime fields is provided. Multiplication operations within an ECC point operation are identified and modified utilizing an equivalent point representation that inserts multiples
7907844 Method and apparatus for hitless routing of optical signals in an optical transport network March 15, 2011
A method is provided for routing optical signals in an optical transport network. The method includes: separating an incoming optical multiplexed signal having a plurality of wavelength-channels embodied therein into two or more channel groups, where each channel group has a subset of th
7881211 Limited perimeter vector matching fault localization protocol for survivable all-optical network February 1, 2011
The inventive Limited perimeter Vector Matching fault localization method and system is launched when alarming sinks are identified. Each alarming sink broadcasts its node ID and path length, and all nodes compare their paths to identify an executive sink, which creates an Affected Link
7767004 Functionalized adsorbent for removal of acid gases and use thereof August 3, 2010
The present invention provides a functionalized adsorbent for removal of acid gases, which comprises a pore-expanded mesoporous support having a pore volume of between 0.7 and 3.6 cc/g, a median pore diameter of between 1 and 25 nm, and a BET surface area of between 500 and 1600 m.su
7738097 Method for using a photonic crystal fiber as a Raman biosensor June 15, 2010
A method is provided for biosensing using a photonic crystal fiber having a hollow core. The method includes: designating an analyte of interest; determining a wavelength for an excitation light source which generates a Raman spectrum when incident upon the analyte of interest; selecting
7706688 Wavelength reconfigurable optical network April 27, 2010
The invention provides a unified optical network architecture for metro and access communication networks, wherein a metro ring network interfaces access PONs through one or more reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers to provide wavelength-reconfigurable all-optical transmissio
7655809 Compounds comprising a linear series of five fused carbon rings, and preparation thereof February 2, 2010
The present application discloses methods for the production of organic compounds comprising a linear series of five fused carbon rings. Such compounds are useful in the production of electronic components, devices and materials. For example the methods disclosed permit the production of
7542137 Pathogen detection using coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering microscopy June 2, 2009
The invention provides a system and method for automatic real-time monitoring for the presence of a pathogen in water using coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy. Water sample trapped in a trapping medium is provided to a CARS imager. CARS images are provided to a p
7501231 Methods and compositions for cryopreservation of dissociated primary animal cells March 10, 2009
The invention can be summarized as follows. The present invention provides cell culture compositions and cell cryopreservation compositions for culturing and cryopreserving enteric system (ENS) neurons and central nervous system (CNS) neurons. The present invention also provides a me
7499151 Distributed Brillouin sensor system based on DFB lasers using offset locking March 3, 2009
A distributed Brillouin sensor system is provided. The system has two distributed feedback (DFB) lasers, which are locked at the Brillouin frequency of the optical fiber through offset locking method by coupler splitting into two parts. The split parts are sent to two photodiodes, th
7488722 Anxiolytic Marcgraviaceae compositions containing betulinic acid, betulinic acid derivatives, an February 10, 2009
Pharmaceutical compositions for preventing or treating anxiety, comprising betulinic acid or derivatives thereof are provided. Methods for preventing or treating anxiety with betulinic acid or derivatives thereof are also provided. The invention further provides betulinic-acid contai
7410472 Articulating joint August 12, 2008
The present invention pertains to an articulating joint that is disengageable between two modes of operation: unidirectional movement of the joint or bi-directional movement of the joint, with features that allow the mode to be automatically switched as required. When fully locked, t
7371533 Methods for separation of polymeric compounds May 13, 2008
Recently two techniques using free solution electrophoresis to separate charged-uncharged polymer conjugates have proven successful: End Labeled Free Solution Electrophoresis (ELFSE) for DNA sequencing, and Free Solution Conjugate Electrophoresis (FSCE) for molar mass profiling of un
7235372 Use of neuronal apoptosis inhibitor protein (NAIP) June 26, 2007
The invention provides a novel NAIP nucleic and sequences. Also provided are anti-NAIP antibodies and methods for modulating apoptosis and detecting compounds which modulate apoptosis.
7192580 Purging of cells using viruses March 20, 2007
The subject invention relates to viruses that are able to purge (reduce or eliminate) undesirable cells in a mixture of cells. Undesirable cells can include neoplastic cells, cells mediating graft-versus host diseases, and autoimmune cells. The subject invention also relates to the purgi
7183279 Histogranin-like peptides and non-peptides, processes for their preparation and uses thereof February 27, 2007
The invention relates to new basic amino acid derivatives of general formulae I, II and III, and the preparation and use thereof in treatment of pain. The compounds have histogranin-like antinociceptive, morphine potentiating and COX-2 induction modulating activities. ##STR00001## wh
7127136 Optical crossbar switch October 24, 2006
An optical crossbar switch comprises a plurality of input devices (1A to 1C), a plurality of output devices (2A to 2C), an optical transpose system (3) positioned between the input devices and the output devices, and control means for controlling the interconnections between the input
7094898 Ruthenium compounds, their production and use August 22, 2006
A new class of compounds is disclosed that in preferred embodiments relate to Ru-based catalysts suitable for use in olefin metathesis reactions. Such compounds demonstrate high rates of catalytic turnover in comparison with other Ru catalysts known in the art. Moreover, the catalysts ar
7074786 Histogranin-like peptides, processes for their preparation and uses thereof July 11, 2006
The invention relates to new basic amino acid derivatives of general formulae I, II and III, and the preparation and use thereof in treatment of pain. The compounds have histogranin-like antinociceptive, morphine potentiating and COX-2 induction modulating activities. ##STR00001## wh
7049429 Mutations of the 5' region of the human 5-HT1A gene May 23, 2006
Clinical response to antidepressant compounds correlates with a selective down-regulation of presynaptic 5-HT1A receptors in serotonergic raphe neurons. Thus regulation of the 5-HT1A receptor gene could play a crucial role in the treatment or etiology of major depression. The promoter an
6994957 Use of neuronal apoptosis inhibitor protein (NAIP) February 7, 2006
The invention provides NAIP nucleic acid and sequences. Also provided are anti-NAIP antibodies and methods for modulating apoptosis and detecting compounds which modulate apoptosis.
6977158 Mammalian IAP gene family, primers, probes, and detection methods December 20, 2005
Disclosed is substantially pure DNA encoding mammalian IAP polypeptides; substantially pure polypeptides; and methods of using such DNA to express the IAP polypeptides in cells and animals to inhibit apoptosis. Also disclosed are conserved regions characteristic of the IAP family and
6972281 Histogranin-like peptides and non-peptides, processes for their preparation and uses thereof December 6, 2005
The invention relates to new basic amino acid derivatives of general formula I and the preparation and use thereof in treatment of pain. The compounds have histogranin-like antinociceptive, morphine potentiating and COX-2 induction modulating activities. ##STR1##wherein: A is -hyd
6898013 Optical transpose system May 24, 2005
An optical transpose system has an array of multiplexing mesolenses (3) and an array of demultiplexing mesolenses (5) with a macrolens (4) positioned between them.
6855692 Histogranin peptides and their analgesic use February 15, 2005
The invention relates to linear and cyclic peptide and pseudopeptide compounds useful as analgesics, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, the use of the compounds and the compositions in the treatment of pain, and commercial packages containing such compounds and co
6827830 Electrophoretic nucleic acid purification method December 7, 2004
An electrophoretic method for purifying a nucleic acid sample is disclosed. According to the method, the electrophoresis is effective to substantially reduce the concentration of contaminants relative to the concentration of desired nucleic acid in the nucleic acid sample, thereby produc
6797473 Methods and compounds for modulating male fertility September 28, 2004
The invention features methods and reagents useful for the treatment of excessive or insufficient apoptosis in cells, and, particularly, in germ-line cells. The invention is useful in treating testicular cancers, cancers of germ-line cells, cancers in non-germ-line cell tissues, infe
6765091 Oligosaccharides derived from ribose-ribitol-phosphate, and vaccines containing them July 20, 2004
The present invention relates to the field of the Medicine, in particular with the chemical synthesis of oligosaccharide mixtures derived of ribose-ribitol-phosphate, which are used as active principle in vaccines for the prevention of infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b
6673917 Antisense IAP nucleic acids and uses thereof January 6, 2004
The present invention feature antisense IAP nucleic acids and other negative regulators of the IAP anti-apoptotic pathway, and methods for using them to enhance apoptosis.
6645715 Artificial cornea November 11, 2003
The invention provides an in vitro avascular human corneal equivalent that comprises immortalized human cell lines. As these corneal equivalents are in vitro models, they are maintained in an incubator throughout the testing period, thereby eliminating the problems and expense associated
6566327 Histogranin peptides and their analgesic use May 20, 2003
The invention relates to linear and cyclic peptide and pseudopeptide compounds useful as analgesics, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, the use of the compounds and the compositions in the treatment of pain, and commercial packages containing such compounds and co
6486263 Method for producing saturated polymers and saturated or unsaturated blends November 26, 2002
The present invention provides a method to improve the efficiency of ROMP-hydrogenation and ROMP-hydrogenolysis processes. Thus the invention provides a means for increasing the rate of reaction of the hydrogenation step of the ROMP-hydrogenation process via the addition of non-inert
6429011 Neuronal apoptosis inhibitor protein gene sequence and mutations causative of spinal muscular at August 6, 2002
The gene for autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy has been mapped to a region of chromosome 5. The gene encodes a protein having homology with apoptosis inhibitor proteins of viruses so that the encoded protein has been labelled as a neuronal apoptosis
6331412 Methods and compounds for modulating male fertility December 18, 2001
The invention features novel methods and reagents useful for the treatment of excessive or insufficient apoptosis in cells, and, particularly, in germ-line cells. The invention is useful in treating testicular cancers, cancers of germ-line cells, cancers in non-germ-line cell tissues,
6159948 Therapeutic and drug screening methods for the treatment and prevention of neuronal disease December 12, 2000
NAIP and IAP polypeptides prevent neuronal cell death caused by ischemia, neurodegenerative conditions, and axotomy. The invention provides methods for neuroprotection by the prevention of cell death and kits and methods for the identification of neuroprotective therapeutic compounds.
6156535 Mammalian IAP gene family, primers, probes, and detection methods December 5, 2000
Disclosed is substantially pure DNA encoding mammalian IAP polypeptides; substantially pure polypeptides; and methods of using such DNA to express the IAP polypeptides in cells and animals to inhibit apoptosis. Also disclosed are conserved regions characteristic of the IAP family and
6052420 Adaptive multiple sub-band common-mode RFI suppression April 18, 2000
A noise suppression circuit for a two-wire communications channel comprises a hybrid device, for example a hybrid transformer or circuit, for providing a differential mode signal corresponding to a differential signal received from the two-wire channel. A summing device extracts from
5954966 Membrane composition and method of preparation September 21, 1999
The present invention relates to membranes useful in the separation of water from a solution containing volatile organic compounds and water. The membranes may be used in dehydrating an organic/water mixture to purify an organic when an organic is of interest or, alternatively, producing
5928473 Inhibition of photo-yellowing in paper July 27, 1999
The present invention relates to a method for the inhibition of photo-yellowing in paper rich in lignin by treatment of pulp or paper rich in lignin with a compound containing hydroxy functionalities that are capable of forming a ketal with a carbonyl group in an acidic environment.
5919912 Mammalian IAP antibodies and diagnostic kits July 6, 1999
Disclosed is substantially pure DNA encoding mammalian IAP polypeptides; substantially pure polypeptides; and methods of using such DNA to express the IAP polypeptides in cells and animals to inhibit apoptosis. Also disclosed are conserved regions characteristic of the IAP family and
5858646 Modified HIV-pol polypeptide having immunological activity for use as diagnostic reagent January 12, 1999
A polypeptide having immunological activity for use as a diagnostic reagent for the HIV. The polypeptide comprises a substantial portion of each of more than one of the constituent proteins coded for by the HIV-pol gene, namely the amino acid sequences of the reverse transcriptase, RNase
5783194 Homogeneous isolate of urabe mumps virus and vaccines containing the isolate July 21, 1998
A new attenuated substantially homogeneous Urabe mumps virus strain characterized by having a codon encoding glutamic acid at amino acid position 335 of the haemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) protein is provided. The codon may be GAA resulting in the abolition of an MseI restriction e
5469277 Optical interconnection device November 21, 1995
In N.times.N optical couplers, such as are used in local area networks and backplanes of telecommunications and computer equipment, which use BRAGG volume diffraction means to couple light beams between the inputs and outputs, the number of gratings is reduced by means of so-called "grat
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