Notre Dame Patents

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This collection brings together all of the patents assigned to the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to the present, plus other selected patents prior to 1952. Each record includes a full-text searchable and accessible PDF document for the corresponding invention. The record also includes the present-day academic department with which the inventor was or would have been associated.

Why patents? According to the University’s IDEA Center, “Part of the University’s public service mission is to ensure that the results of its research are made available for public use and benefit. This is accomplished in many ways: through educating students, publishing results of research, and ensuring that inventions are developed into useful products and services for the benefit of the public.”

“Today, our research universities play an even more vital role in creating a better future—not only by educating close to 600,000 graduate students in science and engineering every year, but also, and critically, by performing more than 15% of U.S. R&D in 2011—and according to 2012 NSF data, accounted for the majority (53%) of national basic research. This research, some basic, some applied or ‘translational’ creates new technologies, new products and services, medicines, diagnostics — the list is long and impressive — but also, this research gives rise to entire new industries.” (David Winwood, “The Importance of Patents and Academic Technology Transfer,” March 26, 2015)

The collection also includes the most famous patent associated with Notre Dame, U.S. patent 1,811,959 from 1931, “Vinyl derivatives of acetylene and method of preparing the same” — in other words, synthetic rubber. Invented by Rev. Fr. Julius Nieuwland, CSC, and assigned to DuPont, this patent did, in fact, give rise to entire new industries. More about this invention may be found at the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

These patents are one more example of the University fulfilling Rev. Fr. Sorin’s vision of becoming a “powerful force for good.”

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  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller, Garrett C. Moraski
    Patent Number:
    US 8362268 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments herein provide compounds and methods of making and using such compounds for prevention and treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria. In particular, embodiments are directed to anti-bacterial agents from benzo[d]heterocyclic scaffolds for prevention and treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria.

    Date Issued:
    2013-01-29
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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller, Julia M. Dolence, Manuka Ghosh
    Patent Number:
    US 5783689 B2
    Description:

    5’-O-Acyl-5-fluorouridines and 5’-O-acyl-5-sluorocytidines are prepared by the direct acylation of the 5’-hydroxyl group with amino acids under Mitsunobu conditions and the amino acyl derivatives are coupled with other amino acids or peptides to provide antibacterial and antifungal derivatives of the nucleosides. For example, 5-fluorouridine is acylated at the 5’-hydroxyl group with an amino protected L-valine and the acylation product is deprotected to provide 5’-O-(L-val…

    Date Issued:
    1998-07-21
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Chi-Nung W. Hsiao, Marvin J. Miller
    Patent Number:
    US 4745201 B2
    Description:

    A stereoselective process for chiral intermediates to 1-carbapenum and 1-carbacephalosporins is provided comprising the use of an N-acyl-(4R)-substituted-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione as a chiral auxiliary in boron enolate mediated aldol condensation with a protected-.beta.-keto ester aldehyde. E.g., benzyl 3,3-(ethylenedioxy)-4-formylbutyrate is condensed with the boron enolate formed with n-butyryl (4R)-methoxycarbonyl-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione to provide benzyl 3,3-ethylenedioxy-(5R)-hydroxy-6…

    Date Issued:
    1988-05-17
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller
    Patent Number:
    US 4751296 B2
    Description:

    A process for 4-halomethylazetidin-2-ones is provided which comprises mixing in an inert solvent a positive halogen reagent in the presence of a weak base with a .beta.,.gamma.-unsaturated O-acylhydroxamate of the formula ##STR1## wherein R is protected amino, lower alkyl or phenyl substituted lower alkyl, R.sub.2 is a substituent such as lower alkyl which may be substituted by formyl, hydroxy, halogen, etc., and R.sub.1 is alkoxy, benzyloxy, etc. When R is a protected amino group, the proces…

    Date Issued:
    1988-06-14
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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller, Matthew A. Williams
    Patent Number:
    US 5051502 B2
    Description:

    1-Carbapenam-2-one-3-carboxylic acid and 1-carba-3-hydroxy-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid and esters thereof are provided by a process comprising a rhodium C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 carboxylate catalyzed cyclization of an ester of a 4-(1-alkoxy- or 1-substituted alkxoy)-2-oxo-4-azetidinyl)-.alpha.-diazo-.beta.-ketobutyric acid and an ester of a 5-(1-alkoxy- or 1-substituted alkoxy-2-oxo-4-azetidinyl)-.alpha.-diazo-.beta.-ketovaleric acid respectively. The process is carried out in an inert organic solven…

    Date Issued:
    1991-09-24
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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller
    Patent Number:
    US 4992544 B2
    Description:

    Monocyclic .beta.-lactam compounds represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is H, NH.sub.2, acylamino, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl, etc.; R.sub.2 is e.g. C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, aminoalkyl, carboxy, esterified carboxy, esterified carboxyalkyl, or carboxyalkyl; and R.sub.3 is hydrogen, benzyl, substituted benzyl, pivaloyl, –SO.sub.3 M, or –P(C.dbd.O)(OM’)2; are obtained by the cyclization of an O-substituted hydroxamate of a .beta.-substituted alkylcarboxylic acid. Fo…

    Date Issued:
    1991-02-12
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    Public
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    Patent