Patents and Patent Applications from Brigham Young University


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US20180160929 MULTIMODAL PROBE ARRAY  
The present approach relates to the fabrication and use of a probe array having multiple individual probes. In one embodiment, the probes of the probe array may be functionalized such that certain...
9997843 Band-selective aperture shading for sidelobe reduction in TX/RX phased array satellite communications transceivers  
For phased array aperture shading for sidelobe reduction in satellite communication transceivers, apparatus and systems are disclosed. One apparatus includes a planar array antenna tile having a...
9996642 Method and apparatus for finite analysis pre-processing  
A computer-implemented method for finite analysis pre-processing may include (1) receiving a processing request that identifies a geometries within a design space and a finite analysis...
US20180159890 MODELING OF ATTACKS ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMSCYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS  
Techniques of preventing sabotage attacks in cyber-physical systems involve automatically identifying links between nodes of a graph representing cyber-physical systems as vulnerable to sabotage...
US20180157769 MULTI-REFERENCE INTERFACE INHERITANCE FOR CONCURRENT CAD INTEROPERABILITY APPLICATIONS  
A computer-implemented method for storing CAx data includes storing a model of an engineering object within a CAx database, receiving a request to add a feature to the model of the engineering...
9988349 Direct stereospecific synthesis of unprotected aziridines from olefins  
A method for the direct stereospecific conversion of structurally diverse mono-, di-, tri- and tetra-substituted olefins to N—H, N-alkyl, N-cycloalkyl, or N-aralkyl aziridines using a...
9981364 Hand tool impacting device with floating pin mechanism  
A hand tool impacting device may include, a drive shaft with an aperture, an impaler disk, and a floating pin positioned within the aperture of the drive shaft. A set of circular ramps on the...
US20180136197 CELL-FREE METHODS OF DETECTING BIOACTIVE LIGANDS  
The present disclosure as disclosed in various embodiments is related to a bioassay for rapid screening and detection of bioactive ligands and screening for potential pharmaceuticals. In various...
US20180129757 ENGINEERING SOFTWARE THAT USES A PSEUDO-SINGLETON DESIGN PATTERN WHICH SUPPORTS ASYNCHRONOUS HIERARCHICAL UPDATES IN SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE  
A method for multi-user CAx editing includes receiving a hierarchical message in an asynchronous client-server application, the hierarchical message corresponding to an element of a CAx model in a...
US20180107764 GRAPH COMPARISON FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION  
An apparatus includes an editing module that composes a first hierarchical dependency tree for a first local object model stored on a first client, the first local object model corresponding to a...
9943614 Cationic steroid antimicrobial diagnostic, detection, screening and imaging methods  
The invention relates to diagnostic, detection, screening and imaging methods. In various embodiments, methods of diagnosis, detection, screening and imaging include administering a cationic...
9943529 Methods for reducing cellular proliferation and treating certain diseases  
Disclosed herein are methods of treating cancer and/or reducing cellular proliferation in a patient, comprising identifying a patient in need of treatment and administering a therapeutically...
US20180100147 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR GENERATING CRISPR GUIDE RNA LIBRARIES  
The disclosure generally relates to compositions, polynucleotides, kits, methods, and systems for generating clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) libraries. Disclosed...
9936937 Surgical retractor  
A surgical retractor device for retaining and/or moving internal organs during minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is provided. The surgical retractor can be a single continuous structure...
9931350 Anti-infective and osteogenic compositions and methods of use  
Cationic steroidal antimicrobials (“CSAs” or “ceragenins”) and methods of making and using the same. Particularly advantageous uses include treating infections in patient and sub-patient...
US20180079642 MICROSCALE METALLIC CNT TEMPLATED DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS  
A microscale device may include a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the...
US20180067095 ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE INCLUDING A REINFORCING BAR  
In one general aspect, a computer-readable storage medium can be configured to store instructions that when executed cause a processor to perform a process. The instructions comprising...
9909974 Data acquisition system with rotating probe members and ground reference electrode  
In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a probe including a plurality of exterior rotating members defining a guard ring, and an interior rotating member having a circular shape and...
9897600 Flow-through sensor  
In one general aspect, a flow-through sensor can include a carbon nanotube structure including a parallel array of micro-channels, a catalyst coupled to an inner surface of at least one of the...
9889116 Use of equol for treating androgen mediated diseases  
Equol (7-hydroxy-3(4′hydroxyphenyl)-chroman), the major metabolite of the phytoestrogen daidzein, specifically binds and blocks the hormonal action of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in vitro and in...
9875311 Collaborative CAx updates  
A method, executed by at least one processor, may include storing, within a set of memory locations within a storage medium, data for a feature of an engineering object in a first client format...
US20180020536 FLEXIBLE AND CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS USING RIGID SUBSTRATES  
A flexible electronics assembly includes a single-piece substrate having two regions of rigidity separated by a localized region of flexibility. The localized region of flexibility has a lower...
9867836 Lavage and/or infusion using CSA compounds for increasing fertility in a mammal  
Increasing fertility in a mammal utilizes cationic steroidal antimicrobial (CSA) compounds and CSA-containing compositions. Such treatment in a mammal includes administering a formulation (e.g.,...
9867631 Surgical forceps  
Surgical forceps for gripping internal organs during minimally invasive surgery are provided. The surgical forceps can be a sanitizable sheet in a folded configuration that includes a first...
US20180011180 PHASED ARRAY RADAR SYSTEMS FOR SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES  
Phased array radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are disclosed. A disclosed example radar apparatus for a small UAVs includes a transmitter to transmit a transmit signal in the...
US20180000369 EXTRACTING APERIODIC COMPONENTS FROM A TIME-SERIES WAVE DATA SET  
A method is described for extracting aperiodic components from a time-series wave data set for diagnosis purposes. The method may include collecting time-series wave data within a controlled...
US20170357741 MULTI-USER CAx ASSEMBLY LOAD TIME REDUCTION WHILE MAINTAINING INTER-PART CONSISTENCY  
A method for loading an assembly for a CAx client includes determining referenced part IDs referenced by the assembly and for each referenced part ID, determining a latest applied command of saved...
US20170357251 OPERATION SERIALIZATION IN A PARALLEL WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT  
A method for multi-user CAx editing includes monitoring an operational state of a processor of a first CAx client, receiving, at a communication filter of the first CAx client, a first remote...
9840465 Antiviral compounds  
Compounds useful for treating and preventing viral infections including influenza are disclosed. Methods of treating or preventing viral infections, including influenza A infections are disclosed....
9839270 Device dispensing apparatus  
In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a container including a lid, and a cradle configured to support a device. The apparatus can include a lifting mechanism operably coupled to the...
9829386 Apparatus and method for determining denaturation thermograms of blood plasma or serum  
An apparatus for determining thermograms of blood plasma or serum includes two or more reaction vessels that each comprise a temperature sensing coil and a heating coil that is coaxial with and...
US20170337296 DATA PROTECTION IN CAX APPLICATIONS  
A method for multi-user CAx editing includes receiving a model of an engineering object, receiving a request to present a rendering of the model of the engineering object to a user on a display,...
US20170337215 DATA SHARING IN CAX APPLICATIONS  
A computer-implemented method for sharing CAx data includes receiving CAx data in a first CAx format from a first client, storing the CAx data in a plurality of alternate formats, receiving a...
US20170333232 Vascular Stents and Related Methods  
A vascular stent assembly includes at least a first and a second strut, each including a thickness and a depth. The assembly includes a pair of end radii, with each of the first and second struts...
US20170332632 MICROORGANISM-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Microbially-resistant materials are disclosed and described, along with devices, surfaces, and associated methods. Such materials can be coated onto device surfaces, system surfaces, structures,...
US20170326679 EFFORT MODULATION FOR PROCESS CONTROL OF FRICTION STIR OPERATIONS  
A system and method for making adjustments to output effort from a spindle driver using a multi-stage nested control loop of an active controller to provide constant power to a friction stir zone...
9816978 Apparatus for analysis of concrete including a reinforcing bar  
In one general aspect, a system can include a probe configured to be coupled to a concrete surface of a portion of concrete. The system can include a waveform generator configured to trigger flow...
US20170319677 TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE MULTIVALENT BORDETELLA AVIUM VACCINES  
The present invention is related to various vaccine compositions against Bordetella avium and methods for preparing and administering the various vaccine compositions. The present invention is...
9809613 Metal catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose to produce monomeric carbohydrates for transportation fuel and electrical production  
Methods and compositions for processing biomass using [Co(CN)5]3″ are disclosed. The resulting products include monomeric carbohydrate units that can also be converted to basic alcohols, including...
US20170304933 FRICTION STIR ADDITIVE PROCESSING AND METHODS THEREOF  
In a general aspect, a method includes filling at least a portion of a cavity of a component with an additive material, and mixing, using a friction stir tool, a material of the component with the...
US20170300759 AUTOMATED MULTIPLE TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SYSTEM  
For automated detection and tracking of multiple targets, an apparatus, method, and program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a camera that captures video data and a processor that...
9779184 Scalable multi-user CAD system and apparatus  
A system for scalable multi-user CAD may include a traffic consolidation server consolidating feature edits from CAD workstations editing one or more proximate regions of an engineering object....
9776859 Microscale metallic CNT templated devices and related methods  
A microscale device comprises a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the...
US20170269034 TWO-CHAMBER DUAL-PORE DEVICE  
Provided is a device comprising a channel through and defined by a plurality of layers surrounding the channel, the channel connecting a first and a second chambers separated by the plurality of...
9764375 Friction bit joining of materials using a friction rivet  
A system and method of joining at least two workpieces together using a friction rivet and a friction rivet cap that are friction stirred together after a cutting tip or cutting feature on the...
US20170258963 CATIONIC STEROIDAL ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DERMAL TISSUE  
This disclosure relates to dermal treatment compositions, such as dermal fillers and tissue glues, and injectable compositions that incorporate one or more cationic steroidal antimicrobials...
9751153 Effort modulation for process control of friction stir operations  
A system and method for making adjustments to output effort from a spindle driver using a multi-stage nested control loop of an active controller to provide constant power to a friction stir zone...
US20170240968 ALLELIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE  
The present invention provides methods for determining an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The methods include collecting a biological sample from an individual; genotyping a...
9742348 Foldable array of three-dimensional panels including functional electrical components  
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a foldable array of three-dimensional panels, which may include one or more functional electrical components. For instance, the three-dimensional multi-panel...
9739718 Flow-valve diagnostic microfluidic system  
A system for detecting concentration of a target in a solution where sample fluid is passed into a microchannel with wall coated with the receptor that reacts and crosslinks with the target to...