Patents and Patent Applications from Michigan State University


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US20170295501 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...
US20170292127 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE  
The disclosure relates to, among other things, agents that modulate the homophilic interaction between two CRACC polypeptides, methods for making such agents, and therapeutic applications in which...
US20170283829 SPRR1A AS A GENETIC TARGET FOR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES  
This invention relates to the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases by administering compositions that increase the activity of a small proline-rich repeat 1 A protein (Sprr1A),...
9776874 Pi coupling agents for dispersion of graphene nanoplatelets in polymers  
The disclosure relates to use of a coupling agent including of a chemical moiety that is capable of pi bonding with the basal plane of exfoliated graphene nanoparticle (EGN) platelets and that is...
US20170276757 PRECISION MAGNETIC FIELD MONITORING IN HIGH RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS  
A high-precision magnetometer based on a miniature Penning trap is used to measure high magnetic field strengths with very high accuracy. Due to the high precision of the developed miniature...
US20170275608 USE OF GALERINA MARGINATA GENES AND PROTEINS FOR PEPTIDE PRODUCTION  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods comprising genes and peptides associated with cyclic peptides and cyclic peptide production in mushrooms. In particular, the present...
9771605 Enzyme directed oil biosynthesis in microalgae  
The present invention is related to biosynthetic oil compositions and methods of making thereof. In some embodiments, the invention relates to the use of endogenous enzymes in plants capable of...
US20170271702 BIOFUEL AND ELECTRICITY PRODUCING FUEL CELLS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATED TO SAME  
A fuel cell comprising an anode electrode, a cathode electrode and a reference electrode electronically connected to each other; a first biocatalyst comprising a consolidated bioprocessing...
US20170271132 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MICROWAVE PLASMA ASSISTED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION REACTORS  
The disclosure relates to microwave cavity plasma reactor (MCPR) apparatus and associated optical measurement system that enable microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (MPACVD) of a...
US20170270616 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...
US20170265465 BIORATIONAL TREATMENT PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME  
A composition is provided comprising an effective treatment amount of a biorational treatment concentrate comprising one or more plant oils and/or glycerol in combination with a carrier, and one...
9756579 Near field communication system and method for controlling transmission power of near field communication system  
A near field communication (NFC) system and method for controlling transmission power of the NFC system includes a NFC reader configured to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal having an initial...
US20170238558 FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY FROM PRUNUS MAACKII PERIDERM  
The present invention describes methods and formulations for protecting plants against various pathogens, involving the use of Prunus maackii materials. In some embodiments the biopesticide...
9732440 Process and apparatus for diamond synthesis  
The present invention relates to a microwave plasma deposition process and apparatus for producing diamond, preferably as single crystal diamond (SCD). The process and apparatus enables the...
9732365 Biosynthesis of paclitaxel intermediate  
The invention relates to methods of making compounds useful for production of paclitaxel and analogs or derivatives thereof.
9732127 Colorimetric and fluorescent proteins  
The invention relates to intracellular lipid binding proteins that bind retinoids and/or dye ligands and that are modified to transmit or emit light at a variety of different wavelengths.
US20170222114 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURE AND USE  
A thermoelectric device (20) and a method for manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The thermoelectric device (20) includes a hot shoe (24) and a cold shoe (28) disposed about the hot...
US20170219720 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...
US20170218386 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS WITH INCREASED VEGETATIVE OIL CONTENT  
The invention relates to genetically modified agricultural plants with increased oil content in vegetative tissues, as well as to expression systems, plant cells, seeds and vegetative tissues...
US20170218004 FERULOYL-CoA:MONOLIGNOL TRANSFERASE  
The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzyme that enables incorporation of monolignol ferulates, for...
US20170215351 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GNOTOBIOTIC PLANT GROWTH  
The disclosure relates to a plant growth apparatus and related system to grow and maintain plants under controlled biotic conditions, for example to grow axenic (microbe-free) plants, gnotobiotic...
9718523 Gliding robotic fish navigation and propulsion  
A robotic submersible includes a housing having a body and a tail. In another aspect, a pump and a pump tank adjust the buoyancy of a submersible housing. In a further aspect, a first linear...
US20170212059 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...
US20170211091 METHODS FOR GENERATING INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS  
Provided herein are methods and compositions for inducing a somatic cell to acquire a less differentiated phenotype and for generating induced pluripotent stem cells (i PS cells) by inducing...
9716485 Frequency divider apparatus  
A frequency divider apparatus includes a micro-electro-mechanical system (“MEMS”) divider that is configured to be driven by an input signal. The MEMS divider includes a passive mechanical device...
9716287 Biofuel and electricity producing fuel cells and systems and methods related to same  
A fuel cell comprising an anode electrode, a cathode electrode and a reference electrode electronically connected to each other; a first biocatalyst comprising a consolidated bioprocessing...
9714404 Catalytic bioreactors and methods of using same  
Various embodiments provide a bioreactor for producing a bioproduct comprising one or more catalytically active zones located in a housing and adapted to keep two incompatible gaseous reactants...
US20170204504 TITANIUM ALLOY AND METHOD OF FORMING A TITANIUM ALLOY  
An alloy and method for producing an alloy is presented. The Titanium alloy has Ti-xCr-yFe-zAl, where 16>x>10, 4>y>0, and 6>z>0, where the alloy is subjected to strain at a temperature between 250...
US20170198295 NURR1 AS A GENETIC TARGET FOR TREATING LEVODOPA-INDUCED DYSKINESIAS IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE  
Methods of treating movement disorders by reducing the activity of Nurr1 are disclosed. These methods are particularly applicable to subjects suffering from Parkinson's disease who have either...
9701652 Formation of 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid from aldaric acids  
The disclosure relates to a method for forming 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from aldaric acids. The aldaric acids are dehydrating and cyclizing via acid catalysis to form the FDCA product....
US20170187778 STREAMING MEDIA USING ERASABLE PACKETS WITHIN INTERNET QUEUES  
The streaming media encoding and routing system employs an encoder circuit that constructs a streaming media sequence as a plurality of sequential frames, each frame comprising a plurality of...
US20170183778 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MICROWAVE PLASMA ASSISTED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION REACTORS  
The disclosure relates to microwave cavity plasma reactor (MCPR) apparatus and associated tuning and process control methods that enable the microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition...
US20170183309 COMPOUNDS FOR INHIBITION OF FUNGAL TOXIN PRODUCTION  
The invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods that can inhibit the biosynthesis of mycotoxins.
US20170181391 SUBSURFACE BARRIER RETENTION SYSTEM AND METHODS RELATED THERETO  
A subsurface retention barrier system installed in situ to retain water in a projected root zone of one or more plants is disclosed. An apparatus and system for installing the subsurface retention...
9693237 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...
US20170179521 Slurry Formulation for the Formation of Layers for Solid State Batteries  
Disclosed are electrochemical devices, such as lithium ion battery electrodes, lithium ion conducting solid-state electrolytes, and solid-state lithium ion batteries including these electrodes and...
US20170171889 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING INTER-PULSE INTERVAL MODULATION TECHNIQUE  
A method and device for transmitting data between wireless devices includes: generating and transmitting, by a first device, a data cluster signal having a signal identifier, a completion marker,...
US20170168325 VARIABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL BASED ON STRONGLY CORRELATED MATERIALS  
An optical attenuator (104) includes a substrate (116), an attenuation layer (120), and a pair of electrodes (124). The substrate (116) is transparent with respect to a range of light wavelengths....
9681147 Compression of image ensembles using tensor decomposition  
A computer-implemented method is provided for compressing a collection of images. The method includes: receiving image data for an image ensemble composed of a plurality of images; dividing the...
US20170162916 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...
9673369 Thermoelectric materials based on tetrahedrite structure for thermoelectric devices  
Thermoelectric materials based on tetrahedrite structures for thermoelectric devices and methods for producing thermoelectric materials and devices are disclosed.
US20170144982 Formation of 2,5-Furan Dicarboxylic Acid from Aldaric Acids  
The disclosure relates to a method for forming 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from aldaric acids. The aldaric acids are dehydrating and cyclizing via acid catalysis to form the FDCA product....
9657304 Genetically engineered plants with increased vegetative oil content  
The invention relates to genetically modified agricultural plants with increased oil content in vegetative tissues, as well as to expression systems, plant cells, seeds and vegetative tissues...
9650657 Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass  
Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass are provided. The methods include converting native cellulose Iβ to cellulose IIII by pretreating the...
9650643 Control of cellulose biosynthesis by overexpression of a transcription factor  
The invention relates to the over-expression of a transcription factor selected from the group consisting of MYB46, HAM1, HAM2, MYB112, WRKY11, ERF6, and any combination thereof in a plant, which...
US20170135152 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...
US20170128501 Selection and Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria Preventing Bone Loss in Mammals  
The present invention comprises a method for selecting lactic acid bacterial strains effective for preventing bone loss in humans and strains that have been selected according to the presented...
9644222 Methods for pretreating biomass  
A method for pretreating biomass is provided, which includes, in a reactor, allowing gaseous ammonia to condense on the biomass and react with water present in the biomass to produce pretreated...
9644213 Method of enhancing plant drought tolerance by expression of NDR1  
A method of producing improved drought tolerance in a plant by introducing into a plant or plant part a vector having a nucleic acid molecule which expresses or increases a polypeptide that...
US20170126332 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...