Patents and Patent Applications from Drexel University


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10014585 Miniaturized reconfigurable CRLH metamaterial leaky-wave antenna using complementary split-ring resonators  
Composite Right/Left Handed (CRLH) Leaky-Wave Antennas (LWAs) are a class of radiating elements characterized by an electronically steerable radiation pattern. The design is comprised of a cascade...
US20180178000 MULTI-SITE PROBE AND COMBINATORIC METHOD  
A multi-site probe for interfacing with the central nervous system includes one more structures disposed perpendicularly on a backing layer, where each structure includes a braided sleeve over a...
US20180171513 Method to Produce Micro and Nanofibers with Controlled Diameter and Large Yield  
A method for producing microfibers includes the steps of (a) providing a base material; (b) forming the base material in a ring; (c) gripping opposing ends of the ring; (d) flipping one of the...
US20180171249 DIRECT INCORPORATION OF NATURAL GAS INTO HYDROCARBON LIQUID FUELS  
The present invention provides a method of incorporating a gaseous hydrocarbon into a liquid hydrocarbon. The method comprises steps of exposing a gaseous hydrocarbon to non-thermal plasma...
US20180163987 Optimal Real-Time Outcome-Based Ventilation Rate Control For Buildings  
The framework herein may be called outcome-based ventilation (OBV) for evaluating ventilation rates (VR) in commercial buildings and using a system to make informed control decisions based on the...
9996644 Solver for hardware based computing  
Full-AC load flow constitutes a core computation in power system analysis. A performance gain with a hardware implementation of a sparse-linear solver using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)...
9995665 Dynamic impact fatigue device  
An impact fatigue device includes a striker rod assembly configured to reciprocally move between an upstream position and a downstream position. The striker rod assembly includes a striker rod...
US20180154056 Dual-Pump Continuous-Flow Total Artificial Heart  
A total artificial heart for a mammalian cardiovascular system is provided. The total artificial heart has a pump casing including an outer housing and an integral hollow support shaft extending...
US20180142052 Renewable Bio-Based (Meth)Acrylated Monomers as Vinyl Ester Cross-Linkers  
Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may...
US20180134727 Inhibitors of RAD52 Recombination Protein and Methods Using Same  
The present invention includes novel RAD52 inhibitors for preventing or treating cancers in a subject in need thereof. The present invention further includes a method of preventing or treating...
9972894 Wearable power harvesting system  
A wearable power harvesting system includes a knitted fabric rectenna including an antenna adapted to receive radio-frequency energy within a desired frequency band and a rectifier circuit that...
9968783 Treatment for cardiac conductance abnormalities  
Methods and apparatuses are provided for treating cardiac conductive disorders that include implantation of a network of material that adaptively corrects the electrical conductivity of heart...
9965656 Methods and apparatus for computer-aided tissue engineering for modeling, design and freeform fabrication of tissue scaffolds, constructs, and devices  
One aspect of the invention provides a method for multi-nozzle biopolymer deposition of heterogeneous materials to create or modify a composite biopolymer multi-part three-dimensional assembly...
US20180117187 TIN SULFIDE QUANTUM DOTS FOR IN VIVO NEAR INFRARED IMAGING  
An aqueous approach to synthesize capped SnS quantum dots (QDs) followed by optional capping molecule extension by attaching one or more extending molecules to the capping molecule via peptide...
9955901 Functional near-infrared spectroscopy as a monitor for depth of anesthesia  
Disclosed are methods and devices for measuring a state of anesthesia in a noninvasive manner. Optical techniques may be used to measure changes in a functional near-infrared (fNIR) signal, where...
US20180110835 COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS USEFUL FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING CANCER METASTASIS, AND METHODS USING SAME  
The invention includes a method of preventing or treating metastasis in a subject diagnosed with prostate cancer. In certain embodiments, the metastasis comprises bone cancer. In other...
US20180108910 TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ORDERED, DOUBLE TRANSITION METALS CARBIDES HAVING A NOMINAL UNIT CELL COMPOSITION M'2M"NXN+1  
The present disclosure is directed to compositions comprising at least one layer having first and second surfaces, each layer comprising: a substantially two-dimensional array of crystal cells,...
US20180105867 METHODS OF SPECIFICALLY LABELING NUCLEIC ACIDS USING CRISPR/CAS  
Provided herein are methods of detecting a target nucleic acid sequence. In one embodiment, the method includes contacting genomic DNA with a guide RNA having a portion complementary to the target...
9946344 Functional near infrared spectroscopy based brain computer interface  
Described herein are fNIR-based brain computer interfaces. Training of individuals to intentionally control neural activity in specific cortical areas, thereby up-regulating and down-regulating...
9945835 All electric piezoelectric finger sensor (PEFS) for soft material stiffness measurement  
A PEFS (Piezoelectric Finger Sensor) acts as an “electronic finger” capable of accurately and non-destructively measuring both the Young's compression modulus and shear modulus of tissues with...
9945785 Flexible SERS substrates with filtering capabilities  
A method for the formation of flexible surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates with filtering capabilities. The method produces thin flexible substrates that have a nanoparticle ink...
US20180100156 MODULATION OF PRE-MRNA USING SPLICE MODULATING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE  
The present invention encompasses a class of compounds known as splice modulating oligonucleotides (SMOs) that modulate pre-mRNA splicing, thereby affecting expression and functionality of a...
US20180099972 Compounds Useful for Inhibiting Metastasis from Cancer and Methods Using Same  
The present invention includes compositions that are useful in preventing or treating metastasis in a subject diagnosed with cancer. The present invention also includes methods of preventing or...
9941058 Flexible and conductive waste tire-derived carbon/polymer composite paper as pseudocapacitive electrode  
A method of making a supercapacitor from waste tires, includes the steps of providing rubber pieces and contacting the rubber pieces with a sulfonation bath to produce sulfonated rubber;...
9938236 Antiviral agents against HBV infection  
The present invention provides novel compounds of formula (I) and methods of use thereof. In certain embodiments, the compounds of the invention are useful as nucleocapsid assembly inhibitors. In...
US20180098330 Adaptive Pursuit Learning Method To Mitigate Small-Cell Interference Through Directionality  
A learning protocol for distributed antenna state selection in directional cognitive small-cell networks is described. Antenna state selection is formulated as a nonstationary multi-armed bandit...
US20180092865 NOVEL TREATMENTS FOR ATTENTION AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS, AND FOR DEMENTIA ASSOCIATED WITH A NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDER  
The present invention provides a method of treating or preventing an attention and/or cognitive disorder in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a compound useful...
9925054 Prosthetic ankle with conic saddle shaped joint  
A prosthetic ankle comprising a talar component and a tibial component. At least a portion of top surface of the talar component has a convex curvature, relative to a location above the top...
9924522 Method for selecting state of a reconfigurable antenna in a communication system via machine learning  
A method for selecting the state of a reconfigurable antenna installed at either the receiver or transmitter of a communication system is provided. The proposed method uses online learning...
9920073 Compositions useful for inhibiting HIV-1 infection and methods using same  
The present invention includes novel compositions useful for preventing or treating an HIV-1 infection in a subject in need thereof. The present invention further includes a novel method of...
9919085 Dual-pump continuous-flow total artificial heart  
A total artificial heart for a mammalian cardiovascular system is provided. The total artificial heart has a pump casing including an outer housing and an integral hollow support shaft extending...
US20180064750 Methods of Treating Osteoarthritis  
In one aspect, the present invention relates to a new method of treating or osteoarthritis in a mammal in need thereof. In certain embodiments, the method comprises contacting at least one...
9912325 Power supply voltage detection and power delivery circuit  
A circuit that detects the power supply voltage requirement of each voltage domain in an IC includes 1) a ring oscillator in each voltage domain, and 2) a power module. Two different circuit...
9910414 Semi-autonomous rescue apparatus  
A cutting device is configured to attach to a boom arm and includes a saw assembly with a cutting portion configured to cut into a target surface. The cutting device also includes a motor assembly...
US20180062841 SYMMETRIC ENCRYPTION KEY GENERATION USING WIRELESS PHYSICAL LAYER INFORMATION WITHOUT SHARING ANY INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE KEY  
Symmetric keys are generated by an algorithm that uses the randomness from the wireless PHY layer to extract the keys. When used with reconfigurable antennas, the algorithm yields longer keys. By...
US20180062140 POLYMERIZED IONIC LIQUID BLOCK COPOLYMERS AS BATTERY MEMBRANES  
The present invention is directed to lithium ion transport media for use in separators in lithium ion batteries, and the membranes, separators, and devices derived therefrom.
US20180053578 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING FREE-STANDING TWO-DIMENSIONAL NANOCRYSTALS  
The present invention is directed to compositions comprising at least one layer or at least two layers, each layer comprising a substantially two-dimensional array of crystal cells, having first...
US20180052960 COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS OF PROMOTING PATIENT COMPLIANCE WITH ONE OR MORE RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS OR SCREENING REGIMENS  
One aspect of the invention provides a computer-implemented method of promoting patient compliance with one or more recommended screening regimens. The computer-implemented method includes:...
9899516 Engineered ferroelectric gate devices  
Coupling of switchable ferroelectric polarization with the carrier transport in an adjacent semiconductor enables a robust, non-volatile manipulation of the conductance in a host of...
US20180044473 THERMOSET POLYMERS HAVING A TRIAZINE NETWORK OBTAINED BY REACTION OF CYANATE ESTERS WITH DICYANAMIDE ROOM TEMPERATURE IONIC LIQUIDS  
The invention relates to the use of dicyanamide-containing ionic liquids which decrease the cure temperature of cyanate esters to form unique thermoset polymers having a triazine network. These...
US20180044182 NANOLAMINATED 2-2-1 MAX-PHASE COMPOSITIONS  
The present invention is directed to crystalline solids having an empirical formula of M2A2X, wherein M is at least one Group IIIB, IVB, VB, or VIB metal, preferably Cr, Hf, Sc, Ti, Mo, Nb, Ta, V,...
9889102 Sigma receptor ligands and methods of modulating cellular protein homeostasis using same  
The present invention includes compounds useful in preventing, treating or ameliorating Sigma-related disorders or diseases. The compounds of the invention may modulate cellular protein...
9885049 Modulation of pre-MRNA using splice modulating oligonucleotides as therapeutic agents in the treatment of disease  
The present invention encompasses a class of compounds known as splice modulating oligonucleotides (SMOs) that modulate pre-mRNA splicing, thereby affecting expression and functionality of a...
9884944 Remendable interfaces for polymer composites  
Functionalized polymer matrix and/or reinforcement materials that are capable of a thermoreversible Diels-Alder reaction are useful for making composite materials. Also disclosed is a composite...
US20180030046 NOVEL COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING OR AMELIORATING AN IL-1R-MEDIATED DISEASE OR DISORDER USING SAME  
The present invention provides compounds useful for treating or preventing an IL-1R-mediated disease or disorder. In certain embodiments, the disease or disorder comprises scleroderma.
9878059 Tin sulfide quantum dots for in vivo near infrared imaging  
An aqueous approach to synthesize capped SnS quantum dots (QDs) followed by optional capping molecule extension by attaching one or more extending molecules to the capping molecule via peptide...
US20180024004 TUNABLE ELECTRO-OPTIC FILTER STACK  
A holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (HPDLC) tunable filter exhibits switching times of no more than 20 microseconds. The HPDLC tunable filter can be utilized in a variety of...
US20180017344 INCREASING BOILING HEAT TRANSFER USING LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY MATERIALS  
An apparatus having a heat transfer surface for transfer of heat from the apparatus to a liquid. The heat transfer surface includes at least two different materials and at least two of said...
9871284 Systems and methods for selecting reconfigurable antennas in MIMO systems  
A method allows reconfigurable multi-element antennas to select the antenna configuration in MIMO, SIMO and MISO communication system. This selection scheme uses spatial correlation, channel...
US20180012181 METHOD OF COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT  
A method of collaboratively developing software includes recording a plurality of developers' tasks relating to a collection of software development files via software executing on a computer. The...