Guide to the Northwestern University Patents

Collection Title: Northwestern University Patents
Dates: 1939-1994
Identification: 53/8
Extent: 7 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: These records comprise seven archival boxes and consist of files relating to patents applied for through Northwestern University. Most of the patents are for inventions, procedures, or substances created by Northwestern University faculty.
Note: Other Information:Since some patent applications took longer than others to be processed by the government, certain patents with higher NU numbers show earlier dates than the patents following them on the Container List.
Acquisition Information: The University Archives acquired these records from the Office f Legal Counsel at Northwestern University on August 5, 1998 (Accession #98-143).
Processing Information: Eli Bolin; August, 1998.
Separated Materials: Approximately two linear inches of duplicate materials were discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: Permission of the University Archivist.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Scope and Content

These records comprise seven archival boxes and consist of files relating to patents applied for through Northwestern University. Most of the patents are for inventions, procedures, or substances created by Northwestern University faculty. A few patents were transferred to Northwestern as bequests; of particular note is NU 4005, a series of patents for Refrigerator Car Floors, which was donated to the University by Walter P. Murphy.

The first file contains lists of patents applied for through 1987, showing U.S. patent numbers, dates, inventors' names and titles. The Container List for this series is structured in a similar way.

Most records pertain to patents which were actually forwarded to the government and approved. Several, however, were merely under consideration by Northwestern, and the University's sponsorship was ultimately withdrawn.

Arrangement of Materials

Information in the patent files includes correspondence, the patents themselves, and notes prepared by the patent applicants. Files are arranged in numeric order according to the "NU Number" assigned by Northwestern to each patent. Matters relating to foreign patents are usually found in separate folders with the same NU number. In a few cases, no NU number was assigned; these files are found at the end of the series (Box 7) and are arranged in order of either a serial number or a U.S. Patent Number.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty

Subjects

Patents

Research--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • List of Issued Patents to Northwestern UniversityBox 1
      Note:  Lists as of 2/87, 2/86 and 10/85.
  • Refrigerator Car Floors (A, B, C), 1939Box 1
      Inventor: Walter P. Murphy NU#:  4005
  • Galactose Oxidase, 1961Box 1
      NU#:  4024
  • Agmatine Derivatives (Blood Anticoagulant), 1966Box 1
      Inventor: Laszlo Lorand Inventor: Norman G. Rule NU#:  4032
  • Ultrasound Visualization Systems, 1966Box 1
      Inventor: John E. Jacobs NU#:  4033
  • Accelerating the Lysis of Blood Clots, 1966Box 1
      Inventor: Laszlo Lorand NU#:  4046
  • Method of Inhibiting the Crosslinking of Fibrin in Blood, 1967Box 1
      Inventor: Laszlo Lorand NU#:  1967
  • Composite Target Structure for the Television, X-Ray and Ultrasound Camera Tube, 1970Box 1
      Inventor: John E. Jacobs NU#:  4056
  • Pictorial Tracking and Recognition System Which Provides Display of Target Identified by Brilliance and Spatial Characteristics, 1971Box 1
      Inventor: Gordon J. Murphy NU#:  4064
  • Universal Logic Circuitry, 1971Box 1
      Inventor: Calvin K. Tang Inventor: Sik-Sang Yau NU#:  4076
  • Ultrasonic Image Color Display System, 1971Box 1
      Inventor: John E. Jacobs NU#:  4080
  • Fluid Actuated Energy Translating Device, 1973Box 1
      Inventor: William T. Powers NU#:  4082
  • Secondary Emission Enhancer for X-Ray Image Enhancer, 1973Box 1
      Inventor: Michael G. Kovac Inventor: John E. Jacobs NU#:  4089
  • Microacoustic Surface Wave Transducer, 1971Box 1
      Inventor: Max Epstein NU#:  4090
  • Apparatus Actuating and Nurse Call System, 1974Box 1
      Inventor: Samuel Meiri NU#:  5001
  • Glutaraldehyde Polymerized Ragweed Antigen E Preparation for Treatment of Allergic Patients Sensitive to RagweenBox 1
      Inventor: Roy Patterson NU#:  5015 Extent: 4 folders
  • Glutaraldehyde Polymerized Ragweed Antigen E Preparation for Treatment of Allergic Patients Sensitive to Ragweed, 1979Box 2
      Inventor: McIntire Inventor: Roy Patterson NU#:  5015 Extent: 3 folders
  • Passive Transponders Using Acoustic Surface Wave Devices, 1977Box 2
      Inventor: Max Epstein NU#:  5041
  • Fiber Optic Laser Illuminators, 1977Box 2
      Inventor: Michel E. Marhic Inventor: Max Epstein NU#:  5045
  • Appratus and Method for Determination of Residual Stress in Crystalline Substances, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: M.R. James Inventor: J.R. Cohen NU#:  5058 Extent: 2 folders
  • Process for Uranium Isotope Separation, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: John H. Coleman NU#:  5066
  • Identification System Using Coded Passive Transponders, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: Bernard Jordan Inventor: Max Epstein NU#:  5068
  • Temporary Cervical Immobilizing Orthosis, 1979Box 2
      Inventor: Paul R. Meyer NU#:  5073
  • Ignition Enhancement Chamber for Internal Combustion Engine, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: Ralph A. Burton NU#:  5076
  • Process of Producing Carcinoembryonic Antigen, 1980Box 2
      Inventor: Kahan Inventor: Jakstys Inventor: Tom NU#:  5077 Extent: 2 folders
  • Microacoustic Shear Bulk Wave Device, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: L. Nalamwar Inventor: Max Epstein NU#:  5078
  • Wind Energy Conversion Device, 1978Box 2
      NU#:  5079 Inventor: Samuel Meiri
  • Apparatus and Method for Efficient Synthesis of Laser Light, 1978Box 2
      Inventor: Schacham Inventor: Marhic Inventor: Epstein NU#:  5082
  • Process for Preparing Polyacryonitril Doped with Prussian Blue, 1979Box 2
      Inventor: S.L. Stupp Inventor: S.A. Carr NU#:  5085
  • Method of Incorporating Water-Soluble Heat-Sensitive Therapeutic Agents in Albumin Microspheres, 1982Box 2
      Inventor: Senyei Inventor: Widder NU#:  5089A
  • Intravascularly Administrable, Magnetically-Localizable Biodegradable Carrier, 1981Box 2
      Inventor: Senyei Inventor: Widder NU#:  5089B Extent: 3 folders
  • Method of Delivering a Therapeutic Agent to a Target Capillary Bed, 1982Box 2
      Inventor: Senyei Inventor: Widder NU#:  5089C
  • Periodontal Probe, 1980Box 2
      Inventor: Vitek Inventor: Robinson Inventor: Lautenschlager NU#:  5090
  • Device and Method for Advancing an Endoscope Trough a Body Passage, 1980Box 2
      Inventor: Rogers Inventor: Kot Inventor: Meiri Inventor: Epstein NU#:  5098
  • Wave Guide for Surface Wave Transmission for Laser Radiation, 1980Box 2
      Inventor: Kwan Inventor: Epstein Inventor: Marhic NU#:  7801
  • Cell Fractionating Method, 1980Box 3
      Inventor: Tai T. Wu Inventor: Anna F. Wu NU#:  7808
  • One Step Syntheses of Uranium Hexamethoxide and Mixed Methoxy Uranium (VI) Fluorides from Uranium Hexafluoride and Two-Step Synthesis of Uranium Hexamethoxide from Uranium Tetrachloride, 1982Box 3
      Inventor: Weitz Inventor: Cuellar Inventor: Marks NU#:  7812
  • Method of Magnetic Separation of Cells and the Like, and Microspheres for Use Therein, 1980Box 3
      Inventor: Widder Inventor: Senyei NU#:  7813
  • Method of Maintaining Bacterial Sterility in Urine Drainage Bags, 1980Box 3
      Inventor: Schaeffer NU#:  7904 Extent: 4 folders Scope and Contents: Contains French, British and Canadian patents.
  • Method and Apparatus for Precise Control of Vapor Phase Concentration of Volatile Organics, 1983Box 3
      Inventor: Gesteland NU#:  7911 Extent: 2 folders
  • Antigenic Linear Peptide Compound (G-1 through G-6), 1983Box 3
      NU#:  8001 Inventor: Goldberg Extent: 25 folders Scope and Contents: Contains various foreign patents
  • Antigenic Linear Peptide Compound (G-1 through G-6), 1983Box 4
      Inventor: Goldberg NU#:  8001 Extent: 2 folders
  • Polymerized Tree Pollen Antigens, 1983Box 4
      Inventor: Roy Patterson NU#:  8002 Extent: 8 folders
  • Knee Orthosis and Joint Construction Therefor, 1982Box 5
      Inventor: Shybut Inventor: Lew Inventor: Patrnchak Inventor: Lewis NU#:  8007 Extent: 11 folders Scope and Contents: Contains various foreign patents.
  • Method of Determining Pregnanediol in Female Urine and Test Device for Use Therein, 1984Box 5
      Inventor: Robert T. Chatterton NU#:  8011
  • Method of Inducing Menstruation, 1984Box 5
      Inventor: Robert T. Chatterton NU#:  8101
  • Method of Testing for Active Tuberculosis, 1984Box 6
      Inventor: C. Raymond Zeiss NU#:  8017
  • Chemical System for Delivery of a Biologically Active Incalating Agent to a Specific Oligonucleotide Sequence, 1982Box 6
      Inventor: Margaret Schott Inventor: Robert Letsinger NU#:  8111
  • "Sol-X", 1986Box 6
      Inventor: Rinik Inventor: Hilliard Inventor: Cohen NU#:  8113
  • Nucleoside Trichlorodimethylethyl Phosphite Esters, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: Robert Letsinger NU#:  8202
  • Electrically Conductive Low Dimensional Organomacrocycle Compositions, Articles and Fabrication Methods, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: Tobin J. Marks NU#:  8206A
  • Electrically Conductive Cofacially Crystallizing Organomacrocycle Compositions, Articles and Fabrication Methods, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: Tamotsu Inabe Inventor: Tobin J. Marks NU#:  8206B
  • Internal Structure Holography, 1986Box 6
      Inventor: Benderev Inventor: Marhic Inventor: Raviv NU#:  8208
  • Medical Instrument for Containment andn Removal of Calculi, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: T. Benderev Inventor: J. Grayhack NU#:  8214
  • Method of Totally Suppressing Ovarian Follicular Development, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: Robert T. Chatterton NU#:  8219
  • Bee Venom Albumin Polymers, 1985Box 6
      Inventor: Roy Patterson NU#:  8304
  • Myoelectrically Controlled Michigan Hook, 1987Box 6
      Inventor: J. Strysik Inventor: D. Childress NU#:  8306
  • Myoelectrically Controlled Artificial Hand, 1986Box 7
      Inventor: J. Strysik Inventor: D. Childress NU#:  8307
  • Myoelectically Controller for the Synergetic Hook, 1983Box 7
      Inventor: Dudley Childress NU#:  8308
  • "Hybridoma Clone 173-9" Invention Disclosure, 1983Box 7
      Inventor: Alan Epstein NU#:  8314A Extent: 2 folders Scope and Contents: Contains Argentine patent.
  • "Hybridoma Clone 1010-9" Invention Disclosure, 1983Box 7
      Inventor: Alan Epstein NU#:  8314B
  • Organalanthianide Catalyst Trademark Application, 1985Box 7
      Inventor: Mauermann Inventor: Marks NU#:  8503
  • Untitled, 1986Box 7
      NU#:  8522 Inventor: Eli Lilly Inventor: Morris
  • Structure - A Computer Package for the Analysis of Amino Acid Sequences, 1988Box 7
      Inventor: Northwestern University NU#:  8706
  • A Computer Program for the Prediction of Carbohydrate Binding Motifs in Proteins, 1988Box 7
      Inventor: Northwestern University NU#:  8713
  • Software for Hitachi Electron Microscopes, 1988Box 7
      Inventor: Northwestern University NU#:  8723
  • "8-Hydroxy-Amidotetra Line Series as Melatonin Agonists and Antagonists" Invention and Disclosure, 1990Box 7
      Inventor: Dubocovich Inventor: Horn NU#:  8804 Extent: 4 folders
  • Method and Apparatus for Multiprocessor Networks, 1990Box 7
      Inventor: M. Samatham NU#:  8810
  • High Force Linear Electrostatic Actuator and Means of Concatenation, 1989Box 7
      Inventor: Ed Colgate NU#:  8925
  • Redistribution of Cyclosiloxanes, 1990Box 7
      Inventor: Lidia Kania Inventor: Joseph B. Lambert NU#:  9002
  • Novel Oligonucleotides Having Modified Internucleoside Linkages or Terminal Amino Group, 1992Box 7
      Inventor: Robert Letsinger, et al NU#:  9213
  • Cuprate-Titanate Superconductor, 1992Box 7
      Inventor: Dabrowski Inventor: Toreki Inventor: Poeppelmeier NU#:  9221
  • Oral Administration of N-Acetylcysteine to Reduce Blood Alcohol Levels Caused by Ethanol Ingestion, 1994Box 7
      Inventor: Herzenburg Inventor: Waltenbough NU#:  9332
  • Method and Apparatus for the Analysis, Display and Classification of Even Related Potentials by Interpretation of P3 Responses, 1987Box 7
      Inventor: Rosenfeld Serial #:  045069
  • Method of Ovulation Detection and Indicator Strip for Use Therein, 1985Box 7
      Inventor: Robert T. Chatterton Serial #:  304803 Extent: 3 folders Scope and Contents: Contains various foreign patents
  • Fastener, 1961Box 7
      Inventor: Mary Strehlein Patent #:  2,986,791
  • Side Entrance Fastener Which on Closing Gives an Audible Click and Locks, 1967Box 7
      Inventor: Mary Strehlein Patent #:  3,358,339
  • Rotary Positive-Displacement Fluid Machine, 1971Box 7
      Inventor: William T. Powers Patent #:  1,376,908 Scope and Contents: Contains various foreign patents