Patents and Patent Applications from Clemson University


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10026962 Alginate-containing compositions for use in battery applications  
A silicon-based anode comprises an alginate-containing binder. The many carboxy groups of alginate bind to a surface of silicon, creating strong, rigid hydrogen bonds that withstand battery...
10023873 Methods and compositions for transgenic plants with enhanced cold tolerance, ability to flower without vernalization requirement and impacted fertility  
The present invention provides transgenic plants having increased tolerance to cold and altered flowering characteristics. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing said transgenic...
10023481 Materials and methods for reducing biofouling in water treatment membrane systems  
Methods and systems for preventing biofouling of membranes utilized in water treatment processes (i.e., water treatment membranes) are described. Methods include X-ray excitation of luminescent...
10022225 Self-adjusting tissue holder  
Tissue holders that can be used for gripping natural or synthetic heart valves are described. The tissue holder can include a clamping mechanism and a spring and can be self-adjusting with regard...
10012204 Engine operation control  
Systems and methods of controlling operation of a vehicle engine are provided. For instance, one example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to determining a spark timing associated with...
US20180155554 Conotoxin Peptides for Use in Biofouling Deterrence  
Materials and methods for prevention of biofouling are described that incorporate the presence of a conotoxin peptide on a surface. The conotoxin peptide is either directly or indirectly adhered...
US20180154779 HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE  
A system includes a first energy storage device, a second energy storage device coupled to the first energy storage device and charged via a charging current from the first energy storage device,...
9968027 Automated control systems and methods for underground crop harvesters  
Methods and devices for automated adjustment of a digging implement during harvest of underground crops are described. Utilizing the devices, a digging implement, e.g., a blade, can be located and...
US20180127533 One Step Synthesis of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Block Copolymers  
Single-step synthesis processes for production of ultrahigh molecular weight block copolymers are described. The ultrahigh molecular weight copolymers can have a molecular weight of about 106 or...
US20180120332 Bi-Functional Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic Acid (RGD) Peptides and Methods to Promote Angiogenesis  
The present invention provides an in vitro method for identifying a compound that promotes endothelial cell adhesion, endothelial cell spreading, endothelial cell migration and/or endothelial cell...
US20180117819 INHERENTLY SUPER-OMNIPHOBIC FILAMENTS, FIBERS, AND FABRICS AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURE  
Invention is directed to a method of extruding an omni-phobic filament comprising: extruding a co-polymer filament having a first polymer at a core having generally a circular cross-section, and a...
9958301 Impact mass flow sensor for monitoring peanut harvest yields  
Yield monitoring systems for harvesting machines and methods that can provide yield monitoring of crops are described. Machines include those that pneumatically convey crop through the machine...
9957518 Methods and compositions for modulating gene expression in plants  
The present invention provides methods and compositions for regulation of gene expression in plants. In particular, the invention provides nucleic acids that can confer tissue specific and...
9944942 Methods and compositions for enhanced resistance to abiotic stress in plants  
The present invention provides transgenic plants having increased tolerance to abiotic stress comprising a recombinant nucleic acid molecule, said recombinant nucleic acid molecule comprising a...
US20180100806 FIBER-OPTIC MICRO-PROBES FOR MEASURING ACIDITY LEVEL, TEMPERATURE, AND ANTIGENS  
A pH micro-probe, a temperature micro-probe, and an immuno-based micro-probe each include a shaft for transmuting an input light signal and a tip for inserting into a cell or other substance for...
9920014 Selective inhibition of bacterial topoisomerase I  
The present invention provides novel bisbenzimidazole compounds and methods of using the compounds as antibacterial agents.
US20180055968 TUNABLE SURFACE WETTABILITY OF FIBER BASED MATERIALS  
A method for making a permanently wettable material is disclosed. The method includes selecting a plurality of non-polar polymer fibers (12) wherein each fiber has a surface (16), depositing a...
US20180051694 ELECTRO-MECHANICAL CONTROLLER FOR ADJUSTING PUMP STROKE ON-THE-GO  
An electro-mechanical controller is provided for adjusting the pump-stroke in a variety of variable-rate positive displacement piston pumps. The electro-mechanical controller can be attached to...
9890259 Microdevices and methods of manufacture  
Illustrative embodiments of microdevices and methods of manufacturing such microdevices are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, one or more microdevices may be formed on a...
US20180036261 Multi-Step Connective Tissue Stabilization Method and Stabilized Tissue Formed Thereby  
A multi-step stabilization method for connective tissue is described. Stabilized tissues can exhibit increased resistance to degradation due to enzyme activity, fatigue and storage. The multi-step...
9868963 Methods and systems for production of organically derived ammonia/ammonium  
Disclosed are methods for forming ammonia and ammonium that can be utilized in certifiably organic farming productions according to most if not all known certification standards. Also disclosed...
US20180012675 RADIATION DELIVERY DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF  
Radiation delivery devices are described herein having compact and lightweight design in comparison to existing architectures. A radiation delivery device comprises a source body including a...
US20170369847 TISSUES CONTAINING SEMICONDUCTOR NANOMATERIALS AND METHODS OF PREPARING AND USING THE SAME  
Provided herein are tissues containing semiconductor nanomaterials and methods of preparing and using the same.
9849452 Materials transport device for diagnostic and tissue engineering applications  
Devices that can transport biological materials are described. The devices incorporate capillary channeled fibers that can effectively transport living cells as well as other biological materials...
US20170341301 Composite Continuous Filament for Additive Manufacturing  
A composite filament for use in additive manufacturing such as fused filament fabrication is described along with methods of its construction and use. The composite filament includes a single...
9827552 Functionalized lipid modification of solid phase surfaces for use in chromatography  
A solid phase for use in separation has been modified using an aqueous phase adsorption of a headgroup-modified lipid to generate analyte specific surfaces for use as a stationary phase in...
US20170306220 Organic Scintillators Derived from Pyrazoline  
Pyrazoline-based fluorophores and plastic scintillators incorporating the fluorophores are described. The fluorophores include 1,3,5-triaryl substituted pyrazolines. A fluorophore of a plastic...
9795573 Multi-step connective tissue stabilization method and stabilized tissue formed thereby  
A multi-step stabilization method for connective tissue is described. Stabilized tissues can exhibit increased resistance to degradation due to enzyme activity, fatigue and storage. The multi-step...
9778629 Situational awareness / situational intelligence system and method for analyzing, monitoring, predicting and controlling electric power systems  
A system and method for modeling, controlling and analyzing electrical grids for use by control room operators and automatic control provides a multi-dimensional, multi-layer cellular...
9767943 Patterned nanoparticle assembly methodology  
Methods for forming a nanoparticle assembly are generally provided. The method can comprise applying a colloidal fluid to a surface of a magnetic media, wherein the colloidal fluid comprises...
9764515 Multidispensor cartesian robotic printer  
Disclosed are systems, compositions, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. An example system includes a plurality dispensers configured to deposit materials from their tips and a...
US20170258457 Dunn Biopsy: A Method of Fine Needle Biopsy of Mammalian Tissue Over Time as a Diagnostic Tool  
A method for correlation attributes of mature mammals tissue to pre-pubescent mammals is provided. The method comprises providing a biopsy needle with a bore diameter of at least 0.9081 mm (20...
9751081 Self-regenerating antioxidant catalysts and methods of using the same  
The present invention relates to self-regenerating antioxidant catalysts and methods of using the same.
US20170209592 Delivery Agents Targeted to Degraded Elastic Fibers  
Methods and delivery agents for treatment of connective tissue that includes elastic fibers are described. Delivery agents are nano- or micro-sized particles that include a biologically active...
US20170208762 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF MERISTEMATIC GROWTH ON CUCURBIT ROOTSTOCK  
The invention provides methods of inhibiting the growth of a shoot apical meristem of a cucurbit rootstock plant, comprising contacting a shoot apical meristem of the cucurbit rootstock plant with...
9711928 Single crystals with internal doping with laser ions prepared by a hydrothermal method  
Single heterogeneous crystals are described that contain multiple regimes, adjacent regimes varying from one another with regard to function. Also disclosed is a hydrothermal epitaxial growth...
US20170199130 Ambient Desorption-Optical Emission Spectroscopy Using a Microplasma Desorption/Excitation Source  
Described is an elemental analysis system and methods for use thereof that can be utilized in examination of samples in their native state. The systems utilize a liquid sampling—atmospheric...
US20170195414 Compact, Componentized Hardware Architecture and Reference Platform Family for Low-Power, Low-Cost, High-Fidelity In Situ Sensing  
A stackable mote device comprising at least one local sensor set comprising one or more configurable sensing devices is described. The configurable sensing devices are configured through...
9693867 Lockable knee implants and related methods  
Total knee replacements for hinged knee implants include a tibial member, a femoral member, a hinge assembly having a laterally extending axle configured to hingedly attach the femoral member to...
9687775 Chemically stable ceramic-metal composite membrane for hydrogen separation  
A hydrogen permeation membrane is provided that can include a metal and a ceramic material mixed together. The metal can be Ni, Zr, Nb, Ta, Y, Pd, Fe, Cr, Co, V, or combinations thereof, and the...
9685097 Device and method for detecting eating activities  
Devices and methods for detecting an eating activity occurrence are provided. A device includes a sensor for monitoring movement of a portion of an arm of a subject, and a processor in...
US20170164984 RIB HOOK DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USE  
Rib hook devices, systems, and methods of assembling and using the devices and systems are disclosed. The rib hook device includes a body with a first end and a second end and a rod attachment...
US20170164929 DEVICES THAT COOPERATE WITH ULTRASOUND PROBES FOR MUSCOSKELETAL EVALUATIONS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Adaptors for ultrasound probes can have an adaptor body can have an open lower end that allows a distal end of the ultrasound probe to extend therethrough to contact skin of a patient. The adaptor...
US20170162358 Means of Introducing an Analyte into Liquid Sampling Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge  
A liquid sampling, atmospheric pressure, glow discharge (LS-APGD) device as well as systems that incorporate the device and methods for using the device and systems are described. The LS-APGD...
US20170159290 BUILDING FRAMING SYSTEM  
A building framing system includes a floor portion or floor framing system, a wall portion or wall framing system, and a roof portion or roof framing system. Each framing system comprises a...
US20170137460 Short Chain PEGylation of Amino Acid Monomers Glutamine, Lysine and Peptides Formed Thereby  
Novel synthesized amino acids of glutamine and lysine that are directly PEGylated with small, monodisperse PEGs, and a novel process for creating novel amino acid monomers using PEGylation. These...
9651629 Hardware-in-the-loop grid simulator system and method  
A hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) electrical grid simulation system and method that combines a reactive divider with a variable frequency converter to better mimic and control expected and unexpected...
US20170117537 Silicon-Based Anode and Method for Manufacturing the Same  
A silicon-based anode comprising silicon, a carbon coating that coats the surface of the silicon, a polyvinyl acid that binds to at least a portion of the silicon, and vinylene carbonate that...
9615815 Devices that cooperate with ultrasound probes for muscoskeletal evaluations and related systems and methods  
Adaptors for ultrasound probes can have an adaptor body can have an open lower end that allows a distal end of the ultrasound probe to extend therethrough to contact skin of a patient. The adaptor...
US20170044337 THERMOPLASTIC/THERMOSET GRAFTED COMPOSITES  
Disclosed are thermoset/thermoplastic composites that include a thermoset component directly or indirectly bonded to a thermoplastic component via a crosslinked binding layer between the two. The...