Patents and Patent Applications from Clemson University


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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...
9560848 Method and compositions for biofouling deterrence  
A method of deterring biofouling of a surface comprising attaching an adduct having formula (I) or noradrenalin to the surface. Formula (I) being defined as compounds that have the formula A-L-R...
9552929 Polymer-nanocarbon composites, methods of making composites, and energy storage devices including the composite  
Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to composites including a carbon nanomaterial having a redox-active material, such as a polymer containing redox groups, disposed on...
US20170013783 Round Bale Weighing Method and System  
Yield monitoring systems for round baling machines and methods that can provide weight estimations for round bales at the time of formation are described. Balers can include those that incorporate...
US20170013773 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...
US20170013772 Yield Monitor for Windrow-Collected Materials  
Disclosed are methods and systems for determining the amount of material contained in a windrow. In particular embodiments, the methods and systems are applicable to agricultural applications, and...
9543575 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...
9536725 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...
9507367 Method and system for dynamic stochastic optimal electric power flow control  
A dynamic stochastic optimal power flow (DSOPF) control system is described for performing multi-objective optimal control capability in complex electrical power systems. The DSOPF system and...
9506187 Textile dyeing using nanocellulosic fibers  
Disclosed are various embodiments for dyeing a material using a dyed nanocellulose dispersion, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for water in dyeing materials, such as fabrics and textiles....
9506166 Method for forming heterogeneous single garnet based crystals for passive Q-switched lasers and microlasers  
Disclosed are heterogeneous crystals for use in a laser cavity and methods of forming the crystals. A crystal can be a monolithic crystal containing a garnet-based activator region and a...
US20160333390 LOW COST GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE  
An improved system for monitoring blood glucose, especially in remote regions, is provided. The system includes a substrate comprising a sample umbra and a control umbra and a printer capable of...
9493887 Heterogeneous single vanadate based crystals for Q-switched lasers and microlasers and method for forming same  
Disclosed are heterogeneous crystals for use in a laser cavity and methods of forming the crystals. A crystal can be a monolithic crystal containing a vanadate-based activator region and a...
9492554 Methods and compositions related to viral inhibition  
Disclosed herein are compounds, compositions and methods related to viral inhibition. In some forms, the compounds, compositions and methods are related to binding RNA.
US20160326667 MONOLITHIC HETEROGENEOUS SINGLE CRYSTALS WITH MULTIPLE REGIMES FOR SOLID STAET LASER APPLICATIONS  
Heterogeneous monolithic crystals that can include multiple regimes in a complex geometry are described. The crystals can be advantageously utilized in laser applications. The heterogeneous...
US20160326666 Method for Forming Heterogeneous Single Garnet Based Crystals for Passive Q-Switched Lasers and Microlasers  
Disclosed are heterogeneous crystals for use in a laser cavity and methods of forming the crystals. A crystal can be a monolithic crystal containing a garnet-based activator region and a...
US20160320317 High Sensitivity Tunable Radio Frequency Sensors  
Systems and methods of determining characteristics of a material under test using highly sensitive, tunable RF sensors are disclosed. For instance, an RF sensor can include one or more...
9469915 Hydrothermal growth of heterogeneous single crystals exhibiting amplified spontaneous emission suppression  
Single crystals are described that contain several regimes within the crystal that perform different functions related to the enhanced performance of a laser gain medium. At least one regime of...
9464994 High sensitivity tunable radio frequency sensors  
Highly sensitive and tunable RF sensors that provide detection and analysis of single cells and particles are provided. The tunable RF sensors are configured as tunable interferometers, wherein...
US20160289495 Self-Repairing Polyurethane Networks  
The present invention provides alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions and methods of repairing substrates involving use of the alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions.
US20160287398 LOCKABLE IMPLANTS AND RELATED METHODS  
Total joint replacements for implants include a first member configured to attach to a first bone, a second member configured to reside in an adjacent second hone and a locking mechanism. The...
US20160271258 Dual Peptide-Mediated Targeted Delivery System  
This invention is generally related to a dual-peptide delivery system, where one peptide exhibits a receptor-targeting moiety and the other peptide exhibits an endosome-disruptive bioactivity.
US20160266134 CROSSLINKED POLYMER STATIONARY PHASE FOR CHROMATOGRAPHY  
Separation technologies and a support/separation phases for use therein. A surface of a support phase can be modified to include a crosslinked polymer network as stationary phase to perform...
US20160263231 Methods and Compositions Related to Viral Inhibition  
Disclosed herein are compounds, compositions and methods related to viral inhibition. In some forms, the compounds, compositions and methods are related to binding RNA.
9441241 Methods and compositions for transgenic plants with enhanced resistance to biotic and abiotic stress  
The present invention provides methods and compositions for producing transgenic plants having increased resistance to biotic and/or abiotic stress and comprising an exogenous nucleotide sequence...