Patents and Patent Applications from Michigan State University


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10484881 Optimization of cellular network architecture based on device type-specific traffic dynamics  
A method, a computer readable medium and an apparatus for optimizing a cellular network architecture are disclosed. For example, the method obtains network traffic data for a plurality of...
10482539 Methods and systems for precision crop management  
The disclosure relates to methods and related systems for precision crop modeling and management using the same. Precision crop modeling and management can be incorporated into various methods for...
10479999 Engineered shell proteins for microcompartment shell electron transfer and catalysis  
Described herein are bacterial microcompartments shell proteins modified to stably incorporate iron-sulfur clusters. Such bacterial microcompartments shell proteins exhibit redox cycling and...
US20190346433 Metallic Nanoparticle Synthesis with Carbohydrate Capping Agent  
The disclosure relates to metal nanoparticle compositions and their methods of formation and use, in particular gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles. Compositions...
10476269 Method for independent real and reactive power flow control using locally available parameters  
A method for independent real and reactive power flow control without sensing receiving end voltage in a power flow controller (PFC) includes calculating a first reference phase angle, calculating...
10473592 Methods for estimating photosynthetic characteristics in plant canopies and systems and apparatus related thereto  
Methods of determining and characterizing photosynthesis in plant parts of one or more plants includes capturing a plurality of images of the plant parts of the one or more plants with a sensor...
US20190335674 METHODS FOR MAPPING TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL STABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF A CROPPING SYSTEM  
The disclosure relates to methods for mapping temporal and spatial stability and sustainability of a cropping system. In some methods, remote sensing imagery over multiple time series elements...
US20190330653 TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS TO IMPROVE RESISTANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS IN PLANTS  
Plants, plant cells, and seeds are described herein that grow well and are resistant to environmental stresses such as drought and insects, where the plants have one or more mutations that reduce...
10457810 Densified biomass products containing pretreated biomass fibers  
A product is provided comprising at least one densified biomass particulate having a substantially smooth, non-flakey outer surface and containing no added binder, wherein said densified biomass...
10451579 Nanoparticle-serialized oligonucleotide methods, compositions, and articles  
The disclosure relates to the use of nanoparticles that are coated with unique oligonucleotide (e.g., DNA) sequences of various base lengths (“nano-DNA”) that act as barcodes for product...
10450271 Compounds for inhibition of fungal toxin production  
The invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods that can inhibit the biosynthesis of mycotoxins.
US20190320528 CONTROLLED WETTING AND SPREADING OF METALS ON SUBSTRATES USING POROUS INTERLAYERS AND RELATED ARTICLES  
The disclosure generally relates to a method of creating patterned metallic circuits (e.g., silver circuits) on a substrate (e.g., a ceramic substrate). A porous metal interlayer (e.g., porous...
US20190313653 BEAN-BASED FLOUR  
The bean-based flour is produced by heat treating dry beans and then milling the beans in a pressure interference wave mill. Pastas made with the resulting bean-based flour have a taste that is...
10447410 Ultrasonic communication system  
A sensor network includes a sink and multiple sensor nodes. The sink is coupled to a substrate and configured to transmit a periodic ultrasonic pulse on the substrate. A first one of the sensor...
10444100 Materials and apparatus with multiple impact level and torque detection  
The disclosure relates to materials and articles that provide an irreversible history of compression forces and torques experienced by the materials and articles. The disclosure relates more...
US20190309039 CRYPTIC POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF  
The disclosure features, among other things, polypeptides comprising a Cryptic polypeptide, a functional fragment thereof, or variants of any of the foregoing. Also featured are nucleic acids...
US20190308947 INHIBITORS OF RHO/MRTF/SRF-MEDIATED GENE TRANSCRIPTION AND METHODS FOR USE OF THE SAME  
Disclosed herein are inhibitors of Rho/MRTF/SRF-mediated gene transcription, and methods for their use in treating or preventing diseases such as cancer and fibrosis. In particular, disclosed...
10439090 Transparent luminescent solar concentrators for integrated solar windows  
A transparent luminescent solar concentrator is provided. In another aspect, a luminescent solar concentrator absorbs outside of visible light and emits outside of visible light. A further aspect...
US20190305381 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cell  
A rechargeable lithium-ion cell has a cell capacity and includes a positive electrode having a recharged potential and a negative electrode. the rechargeable lithium-ion cell also includes a...
US20190304568 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MACHINE LEARNING FOR DRUG DESIGN AND DISCOVERY  
Various characteristics of molecules and/or biomolecular complexes may be predicted using persistent homology and graph theory based methods in combination with trained machine learning...
US20190298191 ADAPTIVE TRANSFER FUNCTION FOR DETERMINING CENTRAL BLOOD PRESSURE  
Generalized transfer functions are available to mathematically derive the more relevant central blood pressure waveform from a more easily measured radial blood pressure waveform. However, these...
10428342 P-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase  
The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and to inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of a...
US20190292501 Reactive Distillation in Beverage Spirit Production  
The disclosure relates to a reactive distillation method for beverage spirit production, the method comprising. An initial reaction mixture includes water, ethanol, and a carboxylic acid, for...
10421975 14-3-3 proteins enhance WRINKLED1 transcription factor-regulated oil production  
The application describes plants, plant cells, and seeds that express WRINKLED1 transcription factors and/or 14-3-3 proteins that are useful for increasing production of oils in plants and seeds....
US20190288653 Digital Wireless Transmitter With Merged Cell Switching And Linearization Techniques  
A vector distribution method for operation of a power amplifier of a wireless transmitter including receiving, by a first amplifier circuit, a first input vector and a second input vector. The...
US20190282319 INGRESS-EGRESS APPARATUS FOR PROTECTION OF SURGICAL FIELD DURING REMOVAL OF SURGICAL IMPLANTS, AND RELATED METHODS  
The disclosure relates to an ingress-egress apparatus for protection of a surgical work site during removal of a surgical implant therefrom. The apparatus includes an inverted frustum surface...
US20190282110 Hybrid Diamond-Polymer Thin Film Sensors And Fabrication Method  
An implantable device is provided. The implantable device includes a flexible polymeric substrate that extends through an aperture in an electrically conductive material to form an anchor that...
10420167 Cellular connection sharing  
Techniques for sharing a cellular network connection amongst multiple devices over a local area network are provided that reduce cellular network load during crowded events. In an aspect, a...
10418991 Gating grid driver for gas radiation detectors  
A gating grid driver for use with radiation detectors, such as time projection chambers and other similar devices that require a gating grid that operates in a bipolar mode with different...
10408951 Radiation detector  
A radiation detector is provided. In a further aspect, a detector employs a Parallel Plate Avalanche Counter (“OPPAC”) which includes an anode film, a parallel cathode film and multiple optical...
10400813 Hybrid fastener  
A hybrid fastener is provided in combination with a structural insert. The insert is disposed about a shank of the fastener at an unthreaded section. In another aspect, a sleeve surrounds the...
10398324 Method and apparatus for cuff-less blood pressure measurement in a mobile device  
A system and method is presented for cuff-less blood pressure measurement in a mobile device. A key aspect of this disclosure is the discovery of a new location for blood pressure measurement at...
10398323 Methods and apparatus for determining pulse transit time as a function of blood pressure  
A method is provided for determining pulse transit time of a subject as a function of blood pressure. The method includes: measuring a proximal waveform indicative of the arterial pulse at a...
US20190265530 ELECTRICALLY TUNABLE IONIC LIQUID OPTICS  
The disclosure relates to electrically tunable optical cells including ionic liquids. The optical cell includes opposing substrates defining an internal cell volume containing the ionic liquid....
10392629 Increased caloric and nutritional content of plant biomass  
As described herein, plants expressing algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase Type Two (DGTT) from heterologous nucleic acids can alter acyl carbon partitioning in plant vegetative tissues and...
10388975 Template-based methods of making and using ceramic solids  
Various embodiments relate to a method comprising forming a template from a template precursor, wherein the template contains an entrapped ceramic precursor, which can be further processed to form...
US20190249184 Digestibility of Plant Biomass  
Plants described herein have increased biomass and are more readily digested into fermentable sugars when the plants express increased levels of one or more types of CGR2 and/or CGR3 enzymes.
10359378 Nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus, systems, and methods  
In one aspect, the disclosure relates to a nuclear magnetic resonance transceiver including: (a) a variable-frequency electromagnetic signal generator with (i) a frequency input and (ii) an EM...
US20190218531 TWO PHASE SUSTAINABLE PHOTOPRODUCTION VIA CO-CULTIVATION OF ENCAPSULATED, CARBOHYDRATE-PRODUCING CYANOBACTERIA  
Described herein are cyanobacteria encapsulated in hydrogels. Also described herein are consortia that include encapsulated cyanobacteria and heterotrophic microbes. The encapsulated cyanobacteria...
10349838 Methods and apparatus for determining arterial pulse wave velocity  
Methods are presented for determining pulse transit time (PTT) and/or pulse wave velocity (PWV) of a subject by application of parametric system identification to proximal and distal arterial...
10343279 Navigational control of robotic systems and other computer-implemented processes using developmental network with turing machine learning  
The Developmental Network incorporates a Turing Machine that injects teaching instructions directly into the skull-closed network. The Developmental Network can also autonomously learn directly...
10332616 Movable type method applied to protein-ligand binding  
Disclosed herein is a method of estimating the pose of a ligand in a receptor comprising identifying all possible atom pairs of protein-ligand complexes in a given configuration space for a system...
10332002 Method and apparatus for providing trailer information  
A method and apparatus for providing trailer information are provided. The method includes detecting a p coupler of the trailer in the image of the rear-facing camera; detecting a position of the...
10330610 Methods and apparatus for imaging of near-field objects with microwave or terahertz radiation  
An imaging system images near-field objects with focused microwave or terahertz radiation. Multiple antennas emit microwave or terahertz radiation, such that the radiation varies in frequency over...
10327698 Food intake monitoring system using apnea detection in breathing signals  
A wearable breathing sensor, such as a piezoelectric chest belt system, generates a breathing signal that is analyzed by a classifier to identify apnea patterns indicating that the subject has...
10323074 Cryptic polypeptides and uses thereof  
The disclosure features, among other things, polypeptides comprising a Cryptic polypeptide, a functional fragment thereof, or variants of any of the foregoing. Also featured are nucleic acids...
PP30553 Cherry tree rootstock named ‘Cass’  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20190160339 SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE MACHINE-BASED STRENGTH TRAINING USING VIRTUAL REALITY  
Virtual reality and communicative sensing devices may be applied to immersive and interactive exercise. Systems and methods may be used to capture a user's movements during exercise and use...
PP30538 Cherry tree rootstock named ‘Clinton’  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20190157256 Fully-Printed Stretchable Thin-Film Transistors and Integrated Logic Circuits  
Printable and stretchable thin-film devices and fabrication techniques are provided for forming fully-printed, intrinsically stretchable thin-film transistors and integrated logic circuits using...