Title: "Thiol-Containing Compounds for the Removal of Elements from
Tissues and Fonnulations”
Inventors: Boyd Haley, David Atwood, and Niladri Gupta (Chemistry)
Teclmical Description: The invention relates to compounds utilized in
covalent binding to a wide range of metals and main group elements, and
more specifically to sulfur-containing compounds and the utilization of such
to remove contaminants from solids, liquids and gases.
Summary: This disclosure includes methods and phannaceutical
fonnulations for ameliorating heavy metal toxicity and/or oxidative stress by
administering phannaceutically effective amounts of specified compounds.
These compounds are designed to specifically for environmental remediation
by removing mercury from water and soil.
10. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number: 12/ 892,464
Filed: September 28, 2010
Title: "Thiol-Containing Compounds for the Removal of Elements from
Contaminated Milieu and Methods of Use”
Inventors: Boyd Haley, and David Atwood (Chemistry)
Teclmical Description: The invention relates to compounds utilized in
covalent binding to a wide range of metals and main group elements, and
more specifically to sulfur-containing ligands and the utilization of such to
remove contaminants from solids, liquids and gases.
Summary: Heavy metal and main group element pollution is a growing
worldwide problem. During the last few decades, federal and state
govemments have instituted environmental regulations to protect the quality
of surface and groundwater from contaminants. There are numerous industrial
and enviromnental situations where ligands capable of binding metals and
main group elements can be utilized for remediation purposes. However, the
limited ability of most reagents presently used on a commercial basis to fonn
stable, covalent bonds with heavy metals is a major concem for remediation
applications. The disclosed compounds provide stable, covalent bonds and can
be utilized in enviromnental remediation.
11. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number: 12/95 8,617
Filed: December 3, 2010
Title: "Security Monitoring System for a Bulk Foodstuff Transport Container”
Inventors: Fred Payne, Nasrin Tabayehnej ad, Timothy Stombaugh, William
Crist, Christopher Dwight, Surj ay Alexander, Brian Luck, James Moore,
Jonathan Paschal, and Phillip Womble (Biosystems and Agricultural
Engineering)
Teclmical Description: The disclosure relates to methods and systems for
preserving security of bulk foodstuffs during transport to prevent unauthorized
access, adulteration, and the like.
Summary: Minimal security safeguards exist for the transport of bulk
foodstuffs. It is recognized in the transport sector that a need exists for
methods and systems for securing bulk foods during transport. In accord with