Patents and Patent Applications from Louisiana Tech University


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9487450 Electrokinetic strength enhancement of concrete  
A method and apparatus for strengthening cementitious concrete by placing a nanoparticle carrier liquid in contact with a first surface of a concrete section and inducing a current across the...
9464619 Rotating housing turbine  
The invention is a new turbine structure having a housing that rotates. The housing has a sidewall, and turbine blades are attached to a sidewall portion. The turbine may be completely open in the...
US20160265347 Horizontal Directional Drilling Crossbore Detector  
A crossbore detection system. The system is located in a downhole tool proximate a drill bit. The system comprises circuitry sensitive to a subsurface environment and a sensor that detects changes...
9290416 Method for geopolymer concrete  
A geopolymer concrete prepared by predicting a mechanical property of a geopolymer concrete formed with each of a plurality of fly ash materials, selecting as a source material for the geopolymer...
US20160060170 Geopolymer with Nanoparticle Retardant and Method  
A method of controlling the setting time of a geopolymer by coating aluminosilicate particles with nanoparticles to slow the geopolymerization reaction. The coating effectiveness of the...
US20160041139 Hydrogen Sulfide Detecting Apparatus  
A hydrogen sulfide (H2S) detecting apparatus for measuring the concentrations of hydrogen sulfide species in a given sample is disclosed. The hydrogen sulfide detecting apparatus can comprise a...
US20160038655 Methods and Devices For Three-Dimensional Printing Or Additive Manufacturing Of Bioactive Medical Devices  
A method for manufacturing a bioactive implant including the steps of (a) forming a mixture of an bioactive agent and a setting agent capable of transitioning from a flowable state to a rigid...
9192912 Ceramic nanotube composites with sustained drug release capability for implants, bone repair and regeneration  
An augmented ceramic composite including aluminosilicate nanotubes may be added to a biocompatible polymer matrix. Aluminosilicate nanotubes have a surprisingly high biocompatibility, radio...
US20150288161 Cast-in-Place Fiber Technology  
Novel tools and techniques for installing lines or cables, including, without limitation, power lines, low voltage lines, telecommunications lines or cables (e.g., telephone cables, network...
9151837 Sensor fusion framework using multiple sensors to assess buried structures  
A method of surveying the condition of an underground conduit by positioning a propelled carriage assembly within the underground conduit. The carriage assembly includes (i) at least one...
9150459 Electrokenitic corrosion treatment of concrete  
A method and apparatus for strengthening cementitious concrete by placing a nanoparticle carrier liquid in contact with a first surface of a concrete section and inducing a current across the...
9108858 Nanofilaments of catalytic materials for chemical process improvements  
A Haber-Bosch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate with catalyst filaments formed thereon. The catalyst filaments are formed of a metal including iron. A nitrogen...
9103654 GMR nanowire sensors  
A magnetic position sensor having at least one magnetic field sensor including a solidified layer of GMR nanowire carrier fluid formed on a substrate material. The solidified layer of carrier...
9064159 Method and apparatus to relate biometric samples to target FAR and FRR with predetermined confidence levels  
At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative...
9062423 Cast-in-place fiber technology  
Novel tools and techniques for installing lines or cables, including, without limitation, power lines, low voltage lines, telecommunications lines or cables (e.g., telephone cables, network...
9052394 Method and apparatus for detecting buried objects  
An object detection system (24) is disclosed having a transducer (40, 40′) for detecting buried objects (26). The transducer is encapsulated within a robust, electromagnetically transparent...
US20150114606 Capillary Action Heat Exchanger  
A heat exchanger which including a metal exchange surface having a plurality of upward extending walls forming channels between the walls. The channels are between about 5 and about 500 um in...
9000768 Pipe survey method using UWB signal  
A method of surveying the condition of an underground enclosure including the steps of: (a) positioning at least one transmitter/receiver unit (including an antenna) within an underground,...
US20150071843 Nanofilaments of Catalytic Materials for Chemical Process Improvements  
A Haber-Bosch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate with catalyst filaments formed thereon. The catalyst filaments are formed of a metal including iron. A nitrogen...
8952706 Universal impedence probe for detection of side-connections through thermoplastic, thermosetting and cementitious liners  
A conduit survey apparatus having a carriage capable of movement axially down a conduit. The carrier includes a radio frequency (RF) signal generator and an RF signal detector positioned on the...
8901802 Piezoelectric photovoltaic micropower generator and method  
An energy harvesting device capable of harvesting multiple forms of energy. The device includes a base, a piezoelectric cantilever, and a carbon nanotube film. The piezoelectric cantilever...
8895631 Nanofilaments of catalytic materials for chemical process improvements  
A Fischer-Tropsch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate element with a surface and a plurality of elongated micro-structures of catalyst material attached to the...
8873033 Cured-in-place-pipe liner inspection system and method  
A cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liner inspection system used to inspect a resin level in a CIPP liner that has been impregnated with resin using an inspection chamber having an optical sensor. The...
US20140276187 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A FOCAL AREA OF ABNORMAL NETWORK INTERACTIONS IN THE BRAIN  
One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can identify a focal area of abnormal brain interactions in a subject. Time series data can be received that corresponds to recordings...
US20140270971 Cast-in-Place Fiber Technology  
Novel tools and techniques for installing lines or cables, including, without limitation, power lines, low voltage lines, telecommunications lines or cables (e.g., telephone cables, network...
8764938 Method for the manufacture of smart paper and smart wood fibers  
A method is provided for making “smart” paper and “smart” microfibers by means of nanotechnology layer-by-layer techniques. The method comprises forming an aqueous pulp of lignocellulose fibers...
8736452 Transmission delay based RFID tag  
A chipless RFID tag system having a transmitter sending an input signal and a tag substrate. An ID generation circuit on the tag relies on microstrip transmission line patterns which are...
8685538 Stable polyelectrolyte coated nanoparticles  
Stable nanoparticles comprising poorly soluble drugs are disclosed, as well as methods of making and methods of using such nanoparticles, e.g., as therapeutics and diagnostics.
US20140056488 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RELATE BIOMETRIC SAMPLES TO TARGET FAR AND FRR WITH PREDETERMINED CONFIDENCE LEVELS  
At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative...
8629189 Nanofilaments of catalytic materials for chemical process improvements  
A Fischer-Tropsch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate element with a surface and a plurality of elongated micro-structures of catalyst material attached to the...
8600119 Method and apparatus to relate biometric samples to target FAR and FRR with predetermined confidence levels  
At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is abounded estimate of the discriminative...
8562735 Incinerator fly ash geopolymer and method  
A geopolymer concrete formed by mixing about 3% to about 43% by weight incinerator fly ash, about 3% to about 35% by weight coal fly ash, about 7% to about 38% by weight alkaline activator liquid,...
US20130230380 Rotating Housing Turbine  
The invention is a new turbine structure having a housing that rotates. The housing has a sidewall, and turbine blades are attached to a sidewall portion. The turbine may be completely open in the...
8512468 Geopolymer mortar and method  
A geopolymer mortar formed by mixing about 35% to about 45% by weight pozzolanic material, about 35% to about 45% by weight silicon oxide source, about 15% to about 20% by weight alkaline...
8511403 Steerable ground piercing tools  
A steerable ground piercing tool includes an elongated outer housing having a lengthwise extending bore and an inner assembly at least in part disposed within the outer housing. The inner assembly...
8507056 Microreservoir with end plugs for controlled release of corrosion inhibitor  
A corrosion inhibiting structure includes a mineral tubule having a first end, a second end, and a lumen extending from the first end to the second end. The lumen terminates in a first opening at...
8489635 Method and system of identifying users based upon free text keystroke patterns  
A method of identifying a user as an authorized user from free test text typed by that user into an input device. From the received test text, features associated with the typed text are...
8473532 Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files  
A method and apparatus to automatically organize computer files or web pages into meaning categories, to acquire new computer files or web pages, and to maintain the resulting organization in...
8441255 Thermocooling of GMR sensors  
A thermoelectrically cooled GMR sensor having a first thermoelectric layer with an array of nanowires, wherein the nanowires include a diameter of about 1 nanometer to about 1000 nanometers. A...
US20130113646 Pipe Survey Method Using UWB Signal  
A method of surveying the condition of an underground enclosure including the steps of: (a) positioning at least one transmitter/receiver unit (including an antenna) within an underground,...
8399527 Bound cobalt nanowires for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis  
A Fischer-Tropsch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate element with a surface and a plurality of elongated micro-structures of catalyst material attached to the...
8377278 Electrokinetic strength enhancement of concrete  
A method and apparatus for strengthening cementitious concrete by placing a nanoparticle carrier liquid in contact with a first surface of a concrete section and inducing a current across the...
8350570 Pipe survey method using UWB signal  
A method of surveying the condition of an underground enclosure including the steps of (a) positioning at least one transmitter/receiver unit (including an antenna) within an underground,...
8349131 Method for the manufacture of smart paper and smart wood microfibers  
A method is provided for making “smart” paper and “smart” microfibers by means of nanotechnology layer-by-layer techniques. The method comprises forming an aqueous pulp of lignocellulose fibers...
US20130000987 STEERABLE GROUND PIERCING TOOLS  
A steerable ground piercing tool includes an elongated outer housing having a lengthwise extending bore and an inner assembly at least in part disposed within the outer housing. The inner assembly...
US20120310298 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR THE DETECTION, PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS, AND METHODS RELATED THERETO  
Disclosed are devices and methods for detecting, preventing, and/or treating neurological disorders. These devices and methods utilize electrical stimulation, and comprise a unique concentric ring...
8256539 Steerable ground piercing tools  
A steerable ground piercing tool includes an elongated outer housing having a lengthwise extending bore and an inner assembly at least in part disposed within the outer housing. The inner assembly...
US20120156499 STABLE POLYELECTROLYTE COATED NANOPARTICLES  
Stable nanoparticles comprising poorly soluble drugs are disclosed, as well as methods of making and methods of using such nanoparticles, e.g., as therapeutics and diagnostics.
8190248 Medical devices for the detection, prevention and/or treatment of neurological disorders, and methods related thereto  
Disclosed are devices and methods for detecting, preventing, and/or treating neurological disorders. These devices and methods utilize electrical stimulation, and comprise a unique concentric ring...
8173578 Bioherbicide and method for controlling giant Salvinia  
A bioherbicide and method of use utilizing the fungus Myrothecium verrucaria for controlling Salvinia molesta. In typical applications, the fungus is applied with an adjuvant to Salvinia molesta...
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