Patents and Patent Applications from Florida International University


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US20170355021 ALUMINUM-BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE COMPOSITES AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME  
Aluminum-boron nitride nanotube composites and methods of making thereof are disclosed herein. In at least one specific embodiment, the method can include: at least partially coating boron nitride...
US20170346559 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS WITH MULTI-ELEMENT TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS  
Apparatuses, systems, and methods of communication using visible light communications (VLC) are provided. A system can include a VLC transmitter and a VLC receiver suitable for implementing a...
US20170340212 HYBRID SPECTROSCOPY IMAGING SYSTEM FOR INTRAOPERATIVE EPILEPTIC CORTEX DETECTION  
Methods and systems that detect and differentiate epileptogenic from eloquent and normal cortices are provided. A method for identifying epileptogenic cortices in a brain may include detecting...
US20170328822 NOVEL CHILLING APPARATUS  
The subject invention provides an apparatus for cooling and/or freezing samples. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus is a stackable chilling plate used in a comet assay. In specific...
9816959 Sensor for monitoring of ethanol  
The subject invention provides devices, and methods of making and using the same, for the non-invasive detection of ethanol in a sample. In specific embodiments, the fuel cell based ethanol...
9809843 High throughput measurement of DNA base lesion repair capacity  
The invention pertains to methods for measuring DNA repair capacity of a test solution, for example, a cell lysate. The method can comprise incubating the test solution with a damaged DNA molecule...
9809794 Materials and methods for achieving differential lysis of mixtures with the aid of alkaline lysis and pressure cycling technology (PCT)  
The subject invention provides a two-step protocol using pressure cycling technology (PCT) and alkaline lysis for differential extraction of mixtures. In a preferred embodiment the procedure is...
US20170316033 STREAMING REPRESENTATION OF MOVING OBJECTS AND SHAPES IN A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICE  
A geographical information system (GIS) is described that enables querying, analysis and visualization of real-time streaming data pertaining to at least one moving object or entity (e.g.,...
9804178 Materials and methods for rapid and specific detection of cocaine  
The invention pertains to a rapid and specific aptamer-based method for one-step cocaine detection with minimal reagent requirements based on an aptamer sensor that reports the presence of cocaine...
US20170308082 REMOTE CONTROL AND CONCIERGE SERVICE FOR AN AUTONOMOUS TRANSIT VEHICLE FLEET  
Methods and systems for assisting autonomous vehicles are provided. The methods and systems can help increase safety and consumer satisfaction with autonomous vehicles and help bridge the gap...
9799443 Wireless power transfer through embedded geometric configurations  
A wireless power transmission system includes a planar source conductor configured to generate a first periodically fluctuating electromagnetic near field in response to an alternating current...
US20170302438 ADVANCED BUS ARCHITECTURE FOR AES-ENCRYPTED HIGH-PERFORMANCE INTERNET-OF-THINGS (IOT) EMBEDDED SYSTEMS  
Methods and systems of AES-centric bus architectures and AES-centric state transfer modes are provided. The bus architecture may be implemented on system-on-chip (SoC) devices in conjunction with...
US20170298004 BACTERIAL TOPOISOMERASE INHIBITORS AND USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides novel compounds as bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors with antibacterial activity. The present invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising at...
9791434 Paper microfluidic devices for forensic serology  
Paper microfluidic devices for the detection of bodily fluids are provided. Such devices can be used, for example, for detection of bodily fluids from or at crime scenes, including blood, saliva,...
US20170291158 Sol-Gel Polymeric Stationary Phases for High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Solid Phase Extraction: Their Method of Making  
A sol-gel sorbent or chromatography stationary phase is a particulate metal oxide gel containing polymeric segments uniformly distributed throughout the metal oxide gel. The metal oxide gel is an...
US20170290916 Materials and Methods for the Delivery of a Nanocarrier to the Brain  
Materials and methods for magnetically guided delivery of nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier (BBB) in the central nervous system (CNS) are provided. The method can comprise injecting a...
9786175 Availability estimation method for parking lots based on incomplete data  
Methods and systems for monitoring parking areas and/or recommending a parking spot or a parking area to a driver are provided. The methods and systems can operate using incomplete camera or...
9786173 Dynamic routing of transit vehicles  
Systems and techniques are described to enable the dynamic selection of a transit route through the stop zones of a transit line. Techniques are disclosed for receiving a current location of a...
US20170288459 MISALIGNMENT INSENSITIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER WITH CYLINDRICAL, SPHERICAL AND CONICAL TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER ELEMENTS  
Wireless power transfer systems including wireless transmitter and receivers, which are insensitive to misalignment, are provided. A wireless power transfer system can include a first conductive...
9772338 Materials and methods for the detection of trace amounts of substances in biological and environmental samples  
The subject invention provides chemical compositions and synthesis strategies to create molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) via sol-gel processes. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention...
US20170268245 HIGH PERFORMING PROTECTIVE SHELL FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES  
The subject invention provides materials and methods for repairing and/or improving the performance of concrete structures. In preferred embodiments, the methods comprise attaching a thin shell of...
US20170266665 THERMALLY-ASSISTED ACOUSTIC SEPARATION OF CELLS BASED ON THEIR STIFFNESS  
Devices, systems, and methods for separating cells or vesicles using a thermo-acoustophoretic approach are provided. A microfluidic device can be used for stiffness-based separation of cells or...
9759709 Devices and methods to monitor HIV-infection in presence of substance of abuse and/or therapeutic agent  
The subject invention provides materials and methods for detecting the presence and progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the presence of a substance of abuse and/or at...
9757410 Flexible poly-p-(phenyleneethynylene)s with controlled conjugation length and biodegradable conjugated polymers for target organelle specific labeling and drug delivery  
A novel monomer design for the synthesis of PPE-type polymers containing conjugated segments of well-defined length connected by flexible linkers under Sonogashira reaction conditions is...
US20170252574 LOW INTENSITY MAGNETIC FIELD DEVICE FOR COSMETIC SKIN TREATMENT  
Devices and methods for cosmetic skin treatment using a magnetic field are provided. A device can include a case, a stimulation head coupled with the case and including at least one coil of...
9752980 Portable cortisol sensing platform based on compact UV light sources  
Systems and methods for detecting a biological analyte are provided. The biological analyte can be, for example, cortisol. Detection can be achieved without external labels/mediators. Microfluidic...
9752966 Cryofocused sampling of volatiles from air using peltier-assisted capillary microextraction  
A CMV sampling device includes a thermoelectric cooler, a vacuum pump, and one or more holders for one or more capillary microextractor of volatiles (CMV) tubes. The holder thermally contacts the...
US20170239258 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR TARGETING THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS TO GUT-ASSOCIATED LYMPHOID TISSUE (GALT)  
The present invention provides novel, long-acting nanoformulated drugs and targeted drug delivery methods, and uses thereof. In one embodiment, the nanoformulated drug is a retroviral drug. In one...
9740818 Model identification and analysis of bivalent analytes using surface plasmon resonance  
Methods, software, systems, and apparatuses that can identify bivalent reaction mechanisms using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) are provided. Methods, software, systems, and apparatuses that can...
9735601 Systems and techniques for energy storage regulation  
Systems and techniques are disclosed for individually controlling energy storage devices in an array of devices. An energy storage regulation unit (ESRU) is described that enables the connection...
9734161 Streaming representation of moving objects and shapes in a geographic information service  
A geographical information system (GIS) is described that enables querying, analysis and visualization of real-time streaming data pertaining to at least one moving object or entity (e.g.,...
9731614 Mobile wireless power transfer  
Mobile power transfer methods and apparatuses for charging electric vehicles both statically and dynamically are provided. A mobile electric charging station can include a chassis, a power source...
US20170227486 SENSORS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANALYTES  
The subject invention provides materials and methods of fabricating and using an electrochemical biosensor for continuous detection of biological analytes. In a specific embodiment, the biosensor...
US20170226709 THREE DIMENSIONAL PAVING  
The subject invention provides methods of preparing and/or modifying a working area of interest that results in a level surface layer. In preferred embodiments, a three-dimensional (3-D) paver is...
9724893 Out-of-autoclave curing system  
A method for bonding two parts together in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure can include providing first and second parts, placing a light curable adhesive between the first and...
9724503 On-demand drug release using magneto-electric nanoparticles  
Disclosed herein are methods of delivering drugs to a subject in a controlled release fashion by administering a magneto-electric nanoparticle having ionic bonds to a drug then applying a magnetic...
9719417 Method and system for sequestering carbon dioxide and producing hydrogen gas  
A system and method for the simultaneous sequestration of CO2, production of hydrogen, and production of electricity at any iron and steel industries is described. In one illustrative example, the...
9717440 Systems and methods for decoding intended motor commands from recorded neural signals for the control of external devices or to interact in virtual environments  
Systems and methods for decoding neural and/or electromyographic signals are provided. A system can include at least one single channel decoder. Optionally, the system can include a demixer in...
US20170212015 VENTURI VACUUM DEVICE FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE COLLECTIONS  
Devices and methods for collecting trace amounts of samples are provided. A device can utilize a sterile syringe integrated with a venturi-type vacuum source for sample collection. The device can...
9709733 Hand-held optical probe based imaging system with 3D tracking facilities  
The claimed method and system uses a hand-held based optical process to image large tissue volumes using a flexible probe head, increased data acquisition using multi-source illumination and...
9708821 High performing protective shell for concrete structures  
The subject invention provides materials and methods for repairing and/or improving the performance of concrete structures. In preferred embodiments, the methods comprise attaching a thin shell of...
9707049 Stereotactic device for implantation of permanent implants into a rodent brain  
Stereotactic systems and implantation methods that can be designed for use with a specific species and further customized for use with an individual within the species are provided. The...
9706755 Controlled odor mimic permeation system  
The primary aspect of the Controlled Odor Mimic Permeation System (COMPS) is that it provides a field deployable instant and reproducible source of known amounts of target odors. This technology...
US20170200249 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT, DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSIT RECOMMENDATIONS  
Techniques and systems are described that enable the intelligent recommendation and presentation of demand-responsive transit services. Implementations can analyze current user activities with...
9702006 Materials and methods for detecting vaginal epithelial cells  
The subject invention pertains to biomarkers for detecting vaginal epithelial cells in a sample, particularly, a forensic sample. In one embodiment, the level of methylation at the PFN3A locus in...
9700872 Superpolar chromatographic stationary phases and extraction sorbents and their methods of synthesis  
A superpolar sorbent network is a sol-gel network of at least one metal oxide precursor condensed and at least one polyhydroxy molecule. The metal oxide precursor is a silicate precursor,...
US20170191279 HIGH PERFORMING PROTECTIVE SHELL FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES  
The subject invention provides materials and methods for repairing and/or improving the performance of concrete structures. In preferred embodiments, the methods comprise attaching a thin shell of...
US20170191147 NOVEL AGE-HARDENABLE MAGNESIUM ALLOYS  
The subject invention provides compositions of a family of magnesium alloys for various applications including but not limited to automotive, aerospace, and biomedical applications. Preferred...
US20170184537 SENSOR FOR MONITORING OF ETHANOL  
The subject invention provides devices, and methods of making and using the same, for the non-invasive detection of ethanol in a sample. In specific embodiments, the fuel cell based ethanol...
US20170171761 INTERFERENCE AND MOBILITY MANAGEMENT IN UAV-ASSISTED WIRELESS NETWORKS  
Techniques and systems are disclosed for addressing the challenges in interference and mobility management in broadband, UAV-assisted heterogeneous network (BAHN) scenarios. Implementations...
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