Patents and Patent Applications from Michigan Technological University


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US20170298899 Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters  
A wave energy converter and method for extracting energy from water waves maximizes the energy extraction per cycle by estimating an excitation force of heave wave motion on the buoy, computing a...
9733287 Distributed control system for parallel-connected DC boost converters  
The disclosed invention is a distributed control system for operating a DC bus fed by disparate DC power sources that service a known or unknown load. The voltage sources vary in v-i...
US20170199179 PD-IR NANOPARTICLES USED AS PEROXIDASE MIMICS  
Described herein are methods of catalyzing oxidation reactions by an oxidizing agent (e.g., hydrogen peroxide). The methods include contacting a substrate with an oxidizing agent and a...
9623123 Fluorescent conjugated polymers with a bodipy-based backbone and uses thereof  
The present invention provides various fluorescent conjugated polymers with a BODIPY-based backbone. The invention also provides methods of using the polymers of the invention, such as for imaging...
US20170102726 AGENT-BASED MICROGRID ARCHITECTURE FOR GENERATION FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS  
A system for predicting power and loads over a single, relatively short time horizon. More specifically, a system comprising a Storage Agent (S-agent) Cohort within a grid control society, wherein...
9557146 Wire neutralization system  
A wire neutralizing system for use with a vehicle including a frame adapted to be hitched to a vehicle. At least one wheel supports the frame while a bottom of the wheel rolls over terrain having...
US20170014532 FLUORESCENT CONJUGATED POLYMERS WITH A BODIPY-BASED BACKBONE AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention provides various fluorescent conjugated polymers with a BODIPY-based backbone. The invention also provides methods of using the polymers of the invention, such as for imaging...
US20160306117 TAPERED POLYMER WAVEGUIDE  
A tapered optical waveguide includes a tapered waveguide section formed of a polymer. The tapered waveguide section has an optical fiber coupling end and a waveguide coupling end opposite the...
US20160252506 SILICON NANOWIRE-BASED SENSOR ARRAYS  
A method for fabricating silicon nanowires. The method includes the steps of: depositing a silicon nitride layer on a silicon on insulator (SOI) starting wafer; patterning the silicon nitride to...
US20160238558 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING A PARTICLE USING DIELECTROPHORESIS  
A system for identifying a particle. The system includes a microfluidic device; a microelectrode array including a plurality of electrodes, the microelectrode array disposed within the...
9412949 Fluorescent conjugated polymers with a bodipy-based backbone and uses thereof  
The present invention provides various fluorescent conjugated polymers with a BODIPY-based backbone. The invention also provides methods of using the polymers of the invention, such as for imaging...
9376759 Compositions, methods and devices for generating nanotubes on a surface  
A method for modifying a surface by generating nanotubes at one or more selected sites on the surface, the surface including a first metal. The method includes the steps of positioning at least...
US20160137502 BORON NITRIDE NANOSHEETS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
This disclosure provides boron nitride nanosheets, and methods of making and using the same. The boron nitride nanosheets may be made by heating solid boron, magnesium oxide and iron oxide...
9243023 Purification of synthetic oligonucleotides  
This invention provides a method for purifying synthetic oligonucleotides comprising capping, polymerizing and separating any failure sequences produced during oligonucleotide synthesis. The...
US20160010631 GENERATING ELECTROSPRAY FROM A FERROFLUID  
An electrospray device for generating electrospray from a ferrofluid. The electrospray device includes an emitter, an extraction electrode, and a magnet. The emitter is configured to receive a...
US20150362295 WIRE NEUTRALIZATION SYSTEM  
A wire neutralizing system for use with a vehicle including a frame adapted to be hitched to a vehicle. At least one wheel supports the frame while a bottom of the wheel rolls over terrain having...
US20150247005 NO-RELEASING POLYMERS AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention provides stable, photosensitive polymers that release NO response to intensity and wavelength of light, methods of making such polymers and methods using such polymers.
9116242 Map aware adaptive automotive radar  
A dedicated short range radar system is provided for use with a GPS system. The radar system includes a transmitter which transmits a microwave radio signal. A receiver is coupled to a...
9063225 High resolution Doppler collision avoidance radar  
An example radar apparatus has a transmission frequency modulated by a chirp waveform having three chirp segments, including increasing, decreasing, and a constant frequency segments. The chirp...
US20150145713 RETRO-REFLECTIVE RADAR PATCH ANTENNA TARGET FOR ARTICULATED VEHICLE TRAILER SENSING  
A vehicle detection system for determining the position of a trailing section relative to a forward section of a vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer combination. The trailing section is pivotally...
US20150145711 RETRO-REFLECTIVE RADAR PATCH ANTENNA TARGET FOR VEHICLE AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IDENTIFICATION  
An onboard vehicle detection system for detecting roadway items of interest. The vehicle detection system includes a central controller and a detection system connectable to the vehicle and...
US20150097193 ROOM TEMPERATURE TUNNELING SWITCHES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
The tunneling channel of a field effect transistor comprising a plurality of tunneling elements contacting a channel substrate. Applying a source-drain voltage of greater than a turn-on voltage...
8987201 Black bear parathyroid hormone and methods of using black bear parathyroid hormone  
Black bear parathyroid hormone (PTH) and functional fragments thereof are provided. Also provided are methods of using black bear PTH and functional fragments for increasing cAMP in a bone-forming...
US20150067920 PLANTS WITH INCREASED STRESS TOLERANCE  
Provided herein are plants with increase stress tolerance and methods of making same.
US20140365147 DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PARALLEL-CONNECTED DC BOOST CONVERTERS  
The disclosed invention is a distributed control system for operating a DC bus fed by disparate DC power sources that service a known or unknown load. The voltage sources vary in v-i...
US20140253364 MAP AWARE ADAPTIVE AUTOMOTIVE RADAR  
A dedicated short range radar system is provided for use with a GPS system. The radar system includes a transmitter which transmits a microwave radio signal. A receiver is coupled to a...
8675191 Superior analyzer for raman spectra with high acceptance cone, resolution, transmission, quantum efficiency, and strong background reduction  
A Raman analyzer for analyzing light emitted from a Raman cell is provided that has a beam splitter configured to split the light emitted from the Raman cell into a first beam and a second beam....
8666682 Rotational torque measurement device  
A device for measuring torque applied through a rotating member. A first torsion reference member is fixedly coupled to the rotating member at a first axial position and a second torsion reference...
8647709 Anti-icing coatings and methods  
A method of inhibiting or preventing bonding between snow or ice and a substrate. The method includes applying an adhesive to the substrate, broadcasting an aggregate onto the adhesive, the...
8632743 Synthesis of carbon nitrides from carbon dioxide  
Provided are methods of converting carbon dioxide to carbon nitrides. In a first reaction, carbon dioxide may be reacted with metal nitrides, such as Li3N, to form carbon nitrides in a fast and...
8568524 Method for coating mineral granules to improve bonding to hydrocarbon-based substrate and coloring of same  
Provided are compositions comprising stamp sand granules embedded in asphalt, where the stamp sand granules comprise a silane coating. Additionally provided are methods of making a silane-coated...
8551407 Bacteriorhodopsin-based sensors  
A sensor comprising a membrane containing bacteriorhodopsin. In one embodiment, the sensor comprises a layer of purple membrane between a first and a second electrode, wherein the electrodes are...
8536406 COMT1 gene fiber-specific promoter elements from poplar  
Polynucleotide constructs contain fiber-specific elements which are used to target expression of polynucleotides and polypeptides to the vascular fibers of a plant. The constructs can be contained...
US20130234880 HIGH RESOLUTION DOPPLER COLLISION AVOIDANCE RADAR  
An example radar apparatus has a transmission frequency modulated by a chirp waveform having three chirp segments, including increasing, decreasing, and a constant frequency segments. The chirp...
US20130233079 SENSOR SYSTEM FOR DETECTING FLOW  
This invention relates to flow sensors, systems, and methods useful for detecting and/or monitoring flow of a fluid. The invention is also related to detecting and/or monitoring the presence of...
8524410 Water removal from gas flow channels of fuel cells  
An apparatus for water management in a fuel cell. The apparatus includes a fuel cell having a first porous electrode layer, a second porous electrode layer, a proton-conducting membrane positioned...
US20130211065 PURIFICATION OF SYNTHETIC OLIGONUCLEOTIDES  
This invention provides a method for purifying synthetic oligonucleotides comprising capping, polymerizing and separating any failure sequences produced during oligonucleotide synthesis. The...
US20130196128 COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING NANOTUBES ON A SURFACE  
A method for modifying a surface by generating nanotubes at one or more selected sites on the surface, the surface including a first metal. The method includes the steps of positioning at least...
US20130162988 SUPERIOR ANALYZER FOR RAMAN SPECTRA WITH HIGH ACCEPTANCE CONE, RESOLUTION, TRANSMISSION, QUANTUM EFFICIENCY, AND STRONG BACKGROUND REDUCTION  
A Raman analyzer for analyzing light emitted from a Raman cell is provided that has a beam splitter configured to split the light emitted from the Raman cell into a first beam and a second beam....
8439609 Micro-jet cooling of cutting tools  
A cutting tool includes an insert defining a flank face, a rake face, and a cutting edge between the flank face and rake face. The cutting tool includes micro-nozzles formed in at least one of the...
US20130110138 THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCAFFOLDS, METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF TREATING A PERIPHERAL NERVE OR SPINAL CORD INJURY  
One aspect of the invention provides a three-dimensional scaffold including at least one layer of highly-aligned fibers. The at least one layer of highly-aligned fibers is curved in a direction...
8384894 Superior analyzer for raman spectra with high acceptance cone, resolution, transmission, and quantum efficiency, and strong background reduction  
A Raman analyzer for analyzing light emitted from a Raman cell is provided that has a beam splitter configured to split the light emitted from the Raman cell into a first beam and a second beam....
8329992 Manipulation of plants by transformation with sequences promoting cell division  
Polynucleotides encode polypeptides for increasing the rate of growth of plants. Introduction of the polynucleotides into plants produces plants having altered characteristics, such as increased...
US20120260634 NOx CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NOx EMISSIONS  
An exhaust aftertreatment system comprising a selective reduction catalyst, a NOx sensor or an NH3 sensor, a urea injector, and a dosing control unit, wherein the dosing control unit calculates...
US20120244232 BLACK BEAR PARATHYROID HORMONE AND METHODS OF USING BLACK BEAR PARATHYROID HORMONE  
Black bear parathyroid hormone (PTH) and functional fragments thereof are provided. Also provided are methods of using black bear PTH and functional fragments for increasing cAMP in a bone-forming...
8230677 NOx control systems and methods for controlling NOx emissions  
An exhaust aftertreatment system comprising a selective reduction catalyst, a NOx sensor or an NH3 sensor, a urea injector, and a dosing control unit, wherein the dosing control unit calculates...
US20120185968 PLANTS OVEREXPRESSING SEQUENCES THAT PROMOTE WOOD PRODUCTION  
Polynucleotides encoding polypeptides that increase the secondary growth of plants were identified. Introduction of the polynucleotides into plants produces plants having altered characteristics,...
US20120082518 MICRO-JET COOLING OF CUTTING TOOLS  
A cutting tool includes an insert defining a flank face, a rake face, and a cutting edge between the flank face and rake face. The cutting tool includes micro-nozzles formed in at least one of the...
US20120070382 FLUORESCENT CONJUGATED POLYMERS WITH A BODIPY-BASED BACKBONE AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention provides various fluorescent conjugated polymers with a BODIPY-based backbone. The invention also provides methods of using the polymers of the invention, such as for imaging...
8129585 Methods for enhancing expression of secondary cell wall cellulose synthases in plants  
Described are methods for making transgenic plants capable of expressing secondary cell wall cellulose synthases and methods of enhancing expression of secondary cell wall cellulose synthases in...
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