Patents and Patent Applications from College of William and Mary


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US20170236655 VERTICALLY ORIENTED GRAPHENE NANOSHEETS ON ALUMINUM ELECTRODES  
Novel compositions of vertically oriented graphene nanosheets on aluminum electrodes are provided. These compositions are particularly useful for advanced electrolytic capacitors and fast response...
9693548 System and method for disrupting auditory communications among animals in a defined locale  
One or more sound producers disrupt auditory communications among animals in a defined locale. The sound is defined by (i) a frequency range commensurate with a communication frequency range used...
US20170159235 METHOD AND KIT FOR ACCELERATED AGING OF DENIM GARMENTS  
Methods and kits are described for accelerating an aged appearance in indido-dyed denim garments. A high concentration of cellulase enzymes is used to treat denim garments such as blue jeans,...
US20170131760 SYSTEMS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR INPUTTING TEXT INTO MOBILE DEVICES USING A CAMERA-BASED KEYBOARD  
Systems, methods and techniques are provided for interacting with mobile devices using a camera-based keyboard. The system comprises a processor system including at last one processor. The...
US20170084170 GESTURE-ENABLED REMOTE CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATION  
Gesture-enabled remote control is implemented using a portable device having motion sensors and a wireless transmitter. An activation signal is received when the motion sensors detect a first...
9520074 Degradable identification component  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a degradable identification component comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer, as well as methods for ensuring that such identification component degrades...
US20160323267 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONE-TIME PASSWORD GENERATION AND DISPLAY  
A system and method are provided for the on-demand generation and display of a one-time password (OTP). A display is coupled to a computing device having at least one user-controlled hardware...
9480951 Mass transfer device and system generating vortices for particle suspension, concentration, and transport  
A mass transfer device includes a wall structure having a first surface and a second surface. The wall structure has slots extending there through between the first and second surfaces. Each slot...
US20160235719 METHOD FOR TREATING DEMENTIA  
Methods are disclosed for treating dementia, including mild cognitive impairment, via administration of D-cycloserine, or a prodrug thereof, on a tolerance-inhibiting basis. Specifically, by...
US20160202909 I/O SCHEDULING METHOD USING READ PRIORITIZATION TO REDUCE APPLICATION DELAY  
An I/O scheduler having reduced application delay is provided for an electronic device having storage media and running at least one application. Each application interfaces with the storage media...
9162896 Method for making polymer composites containing graphene sheets  
In one embodiment, a method for producing a graphene-containing composition is provided, the method comprising: (i) mixing a graphene oxide with a medium to form a mixture; and (ii) heating the...
US20150231573 Mass Transfer Device and System Generating Vortices for Particle Suspension, Concentration, and Transport  
A mass transfer device includes a wall structure having a first surface and a second surface. The wall structure has slots extending there through between the first and second surfaces. Each slot...
US20150135580 FISHING GEAR WITH DEGRADABLE COMPONENT  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a degradable component comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer, as well as methods for ensuring that such gear has reduced functionality after becoming...
9026819 Method of conserving power based on electronic device's I/O pattern  
A method of affecting power used by an electronic device is provided for an electronic device having storage media and running at least one application. Each application interfaces with the...
US20150114472 POLYAMIDE COMPOSITES CONTAINING GRAPHENE OXIDE SHEETS  
Graphene oxide/polyamide compositions are provided, as are methods for making and using the compositions. The graphene oxide component of the compositions has a C:O ratio of between 3 and 20, and...
8938908 Fishing gear with degradable component  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a polyhydroxyalkanoate degradable component, as well as methods for ensuring that such gear has reduced functionality after becoming derelict. Derelict...
US20140352631 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISRUPTING AUDITORY COMMUNICATIONS AMONG ANIMALS IN A DEFINED LOCALE  
One or more sound producers disrupt auditory communications among animals in a defined locale. The sound is defined by (i) a frequency range commensurate with a communication frequency range used...
US20140245655 FISHING GEAR WITH DEGRADABLE COMPONENT  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a degradable component comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer, as well as methods for ensuring that such gear has reduced functionality after becoming...
8796454 Synthesis of [2.2.2]-diazabicyclic ring systems  
Herein we describe compositions and methods for the synthesis of [2.2.2]-diazabicyclic structures comprising a domino reaction sequence involving aldol condensation, alkene isomerization, and...
US20140157649 Degradable Identification Component  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a degradable identification component comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer, as well as methods for ensuring that such identification component degrades...
8708920 Method and system for detecting apnea  
Existing monitors for apnea miss many serious events because they do not adequately distinguish the heart signal in chest impedance from the respiratory signal. Described herein is a respiratory...
8689482 Apparatus and method for producing and harvesting algae  
An apparatus and method are described for producing and harvesting algae. The orientation of the production substrates is critical for maximizing production as a function of water area utilized....
US20140095907 Method of Conserving Power Based on Electronic Device's I/O Pattern  
A method of affecting power used by an electronic device is provided for an electronic device having storage media and running at least one application. Each application interfaces with the...
8680145 Compositions and methods for treatment of fear of medical procedures  
The invention describes methods and compositions for treating fear of medical procedures comprising administering proglumide to a patient having fear of medical procedures, followed by subjecting...
US20140064171 METHOD FOR CONSERVING POWER ON BATTERY-POWERED COMMUNICATION DEVICES  
A method limits power usage by a battery-powered communication device having high and low power states of operation. The device's WiFi driver running on a kernel level of the operating system...
US20140026916 Method for Reducing Marine Pollution Using Polyhydroxyalkanoate Microbeads  
Herein we describe a method for the reduction of pollution in aquatic systems by incorporating polyhydroxyalkanoate microbeads into personal care formulations such as exfoliants, cosmetics, and...
US20130296564 SYNTHESIS OF [2.2.2]-DIAZABICYCLIC RING SYSTEMS  
Herein we describe compositions and methods for the synthesis of [2.2.2]-diazabicyclic structures comprising a domino reaction sequence involving aldol condensation, alkene isomerization, and...
8488505 Method/system for conserving resources during conversation over wireless network transport media  
A method and system are provided for conserving network resources such as battery power of a battery-powered communication device used to support a conversation over a wireless network transport...
US20130160351 FISHING GEAR WITH DEGRADABLE COMPONENT  
Herein we describe fishing gear having a degradable component comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer, as well as methods for ensuring that such gear has reduced functionality after becoming...
US20130157810 NASAL INSPIRATORY RESISTANCE TRAINER  
Herein we describe a nasal inspiratory resistance trainer (“NIRT”) that increases the difficulty of nasal breathing. The device is specially designed to limit the cross-sectional area of the...
US20130045489 NEURAL NANOPROBES  
Neural nanoprobes are described, as well as methods for their use, including for use as a tagging system for neuronal pathway identification. The neural nanoprobes comprise metallic nanoparticles...
8381269 System architecture and method for secure web browsing using public computers  
A secure web browsing method and security system architecture for a mobile device are provided. The architecture establishes a communication link between the mobile device and a computer. A...
8376752 Nasal inspiratory resistance trainer  
Devices and methods useful for enhancing respiration quality in humans are described herein. In particular, the present invention relates to devices and methods useful for the treatment,...
8375623 Fishing trap with degradable cull ring panel  
Herein we describe crustacean fishing traps having degradable cull ring panels, as well as methods for ensuring that such traps have reduced functionality after becoming derelict. Derelict crab...
US20130017554 SUMO-SPECIFIC AFFINITY TAG  
A new SUMO-specific affinity tag is described herein, based on the amino acid sequence from 403-621 of the SUMO protease Ulp1, and containing a crucial substitution of serine for cysteine. This...
8307433 Client side username/password credential protection  
A method of protecting username/password (U/P) credentials operates on a client computer that cooperates with an anti-phishing scheme that generates a client warning at the client computer when a...
US20120267552 OPTICAL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS USING SURFACE PLASMON POLARITON PROPAGATION  
A method and system modify a material's characteristics. A first material has at least one characteristic that changes in the presence of electromagnetic energy, and a second material is...
US20120198761 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND HARVESTING ALGAE  
An apparatus and method are described for producing and harvesting algae. The orientation of the production substrates is critical for maximizing production as a function of water area utilized....
US20120195242 METHOD/SYSTEM FOR CONSERVING RESOURCES DURING CONVERSATION OVER WIRELESS NETWORK TRANSPORT MEDIA  
A method and system are provided for conserving network resources such as battery power of a battery-powered communication device used to support a conversation over a wireless network transport...
US20120172730 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING APNEA  
Existing monitors for apnea miss many serious events because they do not adequately distinguish the heart signal in chest impedance from the respiratory signal. Described herein is a respiratory...
US20120144722 CRUSTACEAN TRAP WITH DEGRADABLE CULL RING PANEL  
Herein we describe crustacean fishing traps having degradable cull panels, as well as methods for ensuring that such traps have reduced functionality after becoming derelict. Derelict crab and...
8153240 Carbon nanostructures and methods of making and using the same  
Carbon nanoflakes, methods of making the nanoflakes, and applications of the carbon nanoflakes are provided. In some embodiments, the carbon nanoflakes are carbon nanosheets, which are less than 2...
8148031 Solid oxide proton conductor system and method of operating same for enhanced proton transport  
A proton conductor system includes a solid oxide having at least one hydrogen vibrational mode defined by a bandwidth and resonance frequency. A light source irradiates the solid oxide with...
US20120079575 System Architecture and Method for Secure Web Browsing Using Public Computers  
A secure web browsing method and web browsing security system architecture for a mobile device that has initiated an internet communication session via a local area network (LAN) are provided. The...
US20120068122 METHOD FOR MAKING POLYMER COMPOSITES CONTAINING GRAPHENE SHEETS  
In one embodiment, a method for producing a graphene-containing composition is provided, the method comprising: (i) mixing a graphene oxide with a medium to form a mixture; and (ii) heating the...
US20120040312 Dental Ultrasonography  
Methods and devices are described that enable real-time, hand-held diagnostic ultrasonography for use in dental practice. The methods and devices utilize circumferential surface wave modes that...
US20110126289 CLIENT SIDE USERNAME/PASSWORD CREDENTIAL PROTECTION  
A method of protecting username/password (U/P) credentials operates on a client computer that cooperates with an anti-phishing scheme that generates a client warning at the client computer when a...
7852612 Supercapacitor using carbon nanosheets as electrode  
A supercapacitor comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator. The electrodes are created with carbon nanosheets in various configurations. For example, the carbon nanosheets...
US20100230488 Dual Tendering for Chair Massages on Academic Campuses  
The accessibility of chair massages on an academic campus is improved by modifying an electronic currency acceptor to interface with a multi-drop bus (MDB) card reader. The electronic currency...
US20100186283 Fishing Trap with Degradable Cull Ring Panel  
Herein we describe crustacean fishing traps having degradable cull ring panels, as well as methods for ensuring that such traps have reduced functionality after becoming derelict. Derelict crab...
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