Patents and Patent Applications from Kent State University


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US20170269401 DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
A display panel and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. Each pixel of the display panel includes a transmission region and a reflection region, and the display panel includes a first...
9732277 Field induced and controlled heliconical structure of cholesteric liquid crystal  
A liquid crystal cell includes substrates defining a gap and electrodes having one of (i) an in-plane geometry generating an electric field parallel with the substrates and (ii) a top-down...
9690161 Field induced heliconical structure of cholesteric liquid crystal  
A diffraction grating comprises a liquid crystal (LC) cell configured to apply an electric field through a cholesteric LC material that induces the cholesteric LC material into a heliconical state...
9689793 System and method thereof for accurate optical detection of amphiphiles at a liquid crystal interface  
Systems and methods for detection of an amphiphile at a liquid crystal interface include the production of circular polarized light. A system 100 for detecting an amphiphile at a liquid crystal...
US20170144148 LIQUID CRYSTALS WITH PATTERNED MOLECULAR ORIENTATION AS AN ELECTROLYTIC ACTIVE MEDIUM  
A transport device comprises: a fluid cell comprising parallel substrates; an anisotropic electrolyte disposed in the fluid cell; and electrodes configured to apply an AC electric field to the...
US20170108517 MECHANOCHEMICAL PLATFORM AND SENSING METHODS USING DNA ORIGAMI NANOSTRUCTURES  
A biosensing platform capable of high throughput mechanochemical biosensing comprising a DNA origami nanostructure having a plurality of slots into which recognition elements are strategically...
9625767 Double-layer electrode for electro-optic liquid crystal lens  
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, apparatus, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a...
US20170102577 ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES UTILIZING ALTERNATIVE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDE LAYERS  
Electro-optical devices utilizing alternative transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layers, such as aluminum zinc oxide (AZO) and gallium zinc oxide (GZO), and indium composites, are able to replace...
US20160363799 FREQUENCY-CONTROLLED ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE  
A frequency controlled electro-optical device includes a substrate having transparent conductive control sections patterned thereon to selectively control the optical state of an electro-optical...
US20160363794 Liquid Crystal Display Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same  
This invention discloses a liquid crystal display (LCD) device and a method of manufacturing the same. The LCD device comprises a first substrate and a second substrate opposing each other, and a...
US20160350662 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME GRAPH-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS  
Systems and methods for generating real-time, personalized recommendations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method operates upon an electronic data collection organized as a network of vertices...
US20160339145 BIOCOMPATIBLE SMART RESPONSIVE SCAFFOLD HAVING INTERCONNECTED PORES  
A polymeric scaffold contains pendant liquid crystal side chains and has fully interconnected pores. Such a polymeric scaffold will preferably be 3D in nature and elastomeric, biocompatible and...
US20160325457 METHOD OF PATTERNING ELECTRICALY-CONDUCTIVE FILM ON A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE  
A method of patterning a combined layer of an electrically-conductive film, such as indium-tin-oxide (ITO), that is disposed on a flexible substrate includes bending the combined layer about a...
9470937 Double-layer electrode for electro-optic liquid crystal lens  
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, apparatus, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a...
US20160252755 FIELD INDUCED AND CONTROLLED HELICONICAL STRUCTURE OF CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTAL  
A liquid crystal cell includes substrates defining a gap and electrodes having one of (i) an in-plane geometry generating an electric field parallel with the substrates and (ii) a top-down...
9416487 Super-piezoelectric composite fiber mats for power generation and soft actuators  
A piezoelectric device includes a fiber mat comprising polymer fibers with ferroelectric particles embedded in the polymer fibers. The ferroelectric particles are oriented to generate a net...
US20160220500 Targeting Intracellular Copper Ions for Inhibiting Angiogenesis Using Nanoparticles of Ternary Inorganic Metal Sulfide M1M2S4 (M1, independently, is Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, or Zn; M2 = Mo or W) Compounds to Treat Metastatic Cancer  
This invention describes a new type of covalent-network ternary inorganic metal sulfide compounds M1M2S4 (M1, independently, is, Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, or Zn; M2=Mo or W) and a process for preparing the...
9400412 Nanosecond liquid crystalline optical modulator  
An optical modulator includes a liquid crystal cell containing liquid crystal material having liquid crystal molecules oriented along a quiescent director direction in the unbiased state, and a...
US20160202573 TUNABLE ELECTRO-OPTIC LIQUID CRYSTAL LENSES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE LENSES  
Electro-optic lenses, including liquid crystals, wherein the power of the lenses can be modified by application of an electric field. In one embodiment, the liquid crystal-based lenses include...
US20160187681 ENCAPSULATED POLYMER STABILIZED CHOLESTERIC TEXTURE LIGHT SHUTTER  
An encapsulated polymer stabilized cholesteric texture (EPSCT) light shutter is formed from a cholesteric liquid crystal and monomer that is encapsulated into micron sized, polymer-coated droplets...
9376619 Fast-switching surface-stabilized liquid crystal cells  
A surface polymer-assisted vertically aligned (SPA-VA) liquid crystal (LC) cell has a surface alignment layer of surface localized polymer nano spikes capable of controlling the pretilt angle of...
US20160170118 ACTIVE RETARDATION FILMS BASED ON POLYMER STABILIZED CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTAL  
This invention is related to electro-optical devices and active retardation films that can modulate one or more of the amplitude, phase or polarization of an electromagnetic wave. The active...
US20160166881 Bike System For Use In Rehabilitation Of A Patient  
A system for use in rehabilitation of a target patient is provided. The system includes at least two bicycle devices for use by the target patient and a second operator other than the target...
US20160161807 Double-Layer Electrode for Electro-Optic Liquid Crystal Lens  
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, apparatus, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a...
US20160132791 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTED GRAPHICAL FLIGHT SEARCH  
Methods and systems for real-time graphical search for airline flight itineraries that satisfy predetermined criteria (e.g., place and time) using a distributed graph processing system are...
9324473 Nanoparticle composition, a device and a method thereof  
A nanoparticle composition, a device including the nanoparticle composition, and a method thereof are provided. The composition comprises nanoparticles such as Gold nanorods (NR) and electrically...
9323113 Tunable electro-optic liquid crystal lenses having resistive bridges and methods for forming the lenses  
Electro-optic lenses, including liquid crystals, wherein the power of the lenses can be modified by application of an electric field. In one embodiment, the liquid crystal-based lenses include...
US20160109760 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL PHOTOALIGNMENT  
Liquid crystal photonic devices and microcavities filled with liquid crystal materials are becoming increasingly popular. These devices often present a challenge when it comes to creating a robust...
9314931 Robotic fuel cell assembly system  
A robotic fuel cell assembly system includes an end-effector, robotic workcell, and fuel cell components that have integrated design features that allow accurate component alignment during the...
US20160103351 FAST ELECTROOPTIC SWITCHING DEVICES EMPLOYING POLYMER TEMPLATE SHAPED BY BLUE PHASE LIQUID CRYSTAL  
A phase retarder includes a liquid crystal cell and electrical switching circuitry. The liquid crystal cell contains electrodes and an active layer comprising liquid crystal material stabilized by...
9304350 Encapsulated polymer stabilized cholesteric texture light shutter  
An encapsulated polymer stabilized cholesteric texture (EPSCT) light shutter is formed from a cholesteric liquid crystal and monomer that is encapsulated into micron sized, polymer-coated droplets...
US20160085095 POLYMER-DISPERSED BLUE-PHASE LIQUID CRYSTAL FILMS  
A polymer-dispersed blue-phase (PDBP) liquid crystal film is formed from a polymer-based latex and blue-phase liquid crystals that are combined using an emulsification process or a...
9280020 Tunable electrode-optic liquid crystal lenses having resistive bridges and methods for forming the lenses  
Electro-optic lenses, including liquid crystals, wherein the power of the lenses can be modified by application of an electric field. In one embodiment, the liquid crystal-based lenses include...
US20160063132 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATION OF GRAPH DATA  
Methods and systems for distributed computation of graph data permit edge collection and vertex collection, each to be partitioned among a plurality of computational units. In one embodiment, the...
US20160060529 Patterned Liquid Crystal Alignment Using Ink-Jet Printed Nanoparticles and Use Thereof to Produce Patterned, Electro-Optically Addressable Devices; Ink-Jet Printable Compositions  
Ink-jet printable compositions including nanoparticles capped with a protective layer of hydrocarbon chains and a single solvent exhibiting a single evaporation rate and having a specifically...
US20160046761 BIODEGRADABLE SIDE CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTAL ELASTOMERS: SMART RESPONSIVE SCAFFOLDS (SRS) FOR TISSUE REGENERATION  
Controlled biodegradable smart responsive scaffold (SRS) materials enhance attachment and viability of cells, i.e. actively guiding their expansion, proliferation and in some cases...
9261745 Fast response optical devices by double liquid crystal cells structure  
A phase retarder comprises first and second π-cells or other tunable birefringent devices arranged optically in series. The phase retardation value of the phase retarder is a difference between...
US20160033806 FIELD INDUCED HELICONICAL STRUCTURE OF CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTAL  
A diffraction grating comprises a liquid crystal (LC) cell configured to apply an electric field through a cholesteric LC material that induces the cholesteric LC material into a heliconical state...
US20160018681 BISTABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL LIGHT-MODULATING DEVICE  
A bistable liquid crystal spatial light modulating (SLM) device (SLM) device utilizes the homeotropic and bubble domain texture change of a cholesteric liquid crystal that is responsive to...
US20160018679 NANOSECOND LIQUID CRYSTALLINE OPTICAL MODULATOR  
An optical modulator includes a liquid crystal cell containing liquid crystal material having liquid crystal molecules oriented along a quiescent director direction in the unbiased state, and a...
US20160013449 Combined Internal and External Extraction Layers for Enhanced Light Outcoupling for Organic Light Emitting Device  
OLED structures including an internal extraction layer are provided. The internal extraction layer includes a material having a refractive index that is higher than the refractive index of a...
9233481 Method of patterning electrically-conductive film on flexible substrates  
A method of patterning an electrically-conductive film is performed by providing a flexible substrate that carries the electrically-conductive film thereon to form a combined layer. The combined...
US20150379517 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED DETECTION OF FRAUDULENT ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS  
Systems and methods for enhanced detection of fraudulent electronic transactions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system uses the ongoing stream of transactions to construct and maintain a...
US20150362649 POLARIZING WAVEGUIDE PLATE  
A polarizing waveguide plate includes a pair of spaced transparent plates that define a gap therebetween. Disposed within the gap is a composite material formed of a mixture of polymer mater and...
9198988 Nanoparticulate manganese MRI contrast agents  
This invention discloses a synthetic procedure for preparing nanoparticulate materials of various metal cyanide compounds containing manganese(II) ions in the crystal lattice with the surfaces...
US20150336297 FORMWORK FOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS  
This invention relates to three-dimensional printed formwork for architectural applications for example, such as in producing precast or cast products. The system and methods for producing a form...
9182618 Method for electrophoresis in liquid crystals  
A method of electrophoretic movement of liquid droplets/gas bubbles through a liquid crystal utilizes a direct (DC) or alternating (AC) electric field that is applied along the liquid crystal...
US20150316820 DOUBLE-LAYER ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRO-OPTIC LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS  
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, apparatus, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a...
US20150233816 SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF FOR ACCURATE OPTICAL DETECTION OF AMPHIPHILES AT A LIQUID CRYSTAL INTERFACE  
Systems and methods for detection of an amphiphile at a liquid crystal interface include the production of circular polarized light. A system 100 for detecting an amphiphile at a liquid crystal...
9086596 Surface-stabilized IPS LCD  
A surface-stabilized in-plane switching (SS-IPS) liquid crystal (LCD) cell includes a pair of spaced substrates that include alignment layers disposed thereon. The alignment layers are treated to...
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