Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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9444275 Intelligent integrated battery module  
An energy storage system is provided. The system includes a plurality of energy storage modules connected in parallel. Each energy storage module has an energy storage source, a bidirectional...
9442015 Snapshot spatial heterodyne imaging polarimetry  
Polarization based channeled images are optically demodulated to produce directly viewable images. A channeled image flux is converted to an unpolarized flux by a phosphor or other sensor, and the...
9439436 Use of aryl carbamates in agriculture and other plant-related areas  
Disclosure is provided for methods of preventing, removing or inhibiting microbial biofilm formation or microbial infection in a plant or plant part thereof, including applying thereto a treatment...
9437922 Method for manufacturing fluidic structures  
A method of manufacturing a fluidic structure is disclosed. A cavity that defines a shape of an element of the fluidic structure within a material is formed. The cavity is filled with liquid...
PP27109 Winterberry holly plant named ‘NCIV1’  
‘NCIV1’ is a new cultivar of hybrid holly with a compact, roughly rounded growth habit, and prolific, large, showy red fruit.
9428865 Paper-strength agents and methods for improving pulp products  
Paper strength agents comprising a vegetable protein or polysaccharide and a cross linker are disclosed. Methods of preparing such agents and using them to increase the strength of a pulp product...
US20160239212 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODELING MEMORY ACCESS BEHAVIOR AND MEMORY TRAFFIC TIMING BEHAVIOR  
Systems and methods for modeling memory access behavior and memory traffic timing behavior are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving data indicative of memory access...
US20160235697 GINGER METABOLITES AND USES THEREOF  
The present application generally relates to the use of metabolites of ginger and analogs thereof for the treatment and prevention of diseases, including but not limited to, cancer.
9418318 Robust subspace recovery via dual sparsity pursuit  
A computer-implemented method of detecting a foreground data in an image sequence using a dual sparse model framework includes creating an image matrix based on a continuous image sequence and...
9417245 Porphyrinic compounds for use in flow cytometry  
The present invention provides a method of detecting (e.g., by flow cytometry) a target compound, cell or particle, wherein the target is labelled with a detectable luminescent compound. The...
9414967 Composition, preparation, and use of chitosan shards for biomedical applications  
A thin chitosan-based material can be used for biomedical applications. The chitosan has been treated in a nitrogen field by applying energy to ionize nitrogen in and around the chitosan material....
US20160234987 Hybrid flowering cherry tree 'NCPH1'  
‘NCPH1’ is a new cultivar of hybrid cherry tree with a strict weeping habit, small stature, and showy pink flowers.
US20160227834 METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE FROM TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCT  
Methods for producing dissolving grade pulp and microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco are provided. The methods include chemical pulping a tobacco input to form a tobacco pulp. Chemical pulping...
9408886 Inhibitors of metastasis  
The present invention relates to methods and compounds for treating or preventing cancer. Methods and compositions provided include including inhibiting or suppressing the development,...
US20160222437 NOVEL METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO EVALUATE AND DETERMINE INACTIVATION OF HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL  
Novel time and temperature integrator (TTI) assays, kits containing the components of the assays, and the novel components for those assays are provided herein. These novel TTI assays evaluate...
US20160222045 HIGH VALUE LIGNIN DERIVATIVES, POLYMERS, AND COPOLYMERS AND USE THEREOF IN THERMOPLASTIC, THERMOSET, COMPOSITE, AND CARBON FIBER APPLICATIONS  
The present disclosure relates to reactive modified lignin, methods of preparing such modified lignin, and materials, such as polymer systems, incorporating the modified lignin. More specifically,...
9400239 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for testing cutting blade integrity  
A system for evaluating integrity of a cutting blade includes at least one stress wave generator for generating at least one stress wave in a cutting blade under test. A sensor detects a signal...
US20160209472 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING BATTERY LIFE  
A method and apparatus for estimating battery life are provided. A method of estimating battery life may involve estimating first status information of a battery based on battery information...
US20160208440 TOBACCO-DERIVED CELLULOSE MATERIAL AND PRODUCTS FORMED THEREOF  
A paper material is provided herein, wherein the paper material includes a fibrous material including at least 5 dry weight percent of fibers derived from a plant of the Nicotiana species; wherein...
9392788 Mosquito attractant compositions and methods  
Provided are compositions for attracting and/or stimulating oviposition. The compositions comprise a suitable carrier and a bacterium capable of producing nonanoic acid, tetradecanoic acid, or...
US20160195552 MULTIPLEXED DIAGNOSTIC TO RECOGNIZE CONCENTRATIONS OF RELATED PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES  
Disclosed are methods and systems for determining concentrations of a target molecule and a variant thereof in a sample. The sample can comprise or be suspected to comprise a target molecule and...
US20160194288 INHIBITION OF BACTERIAL BIOFILMS AND MICROBIAL GROWTH WITH IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES  
Disclosure is provided for imidazole derivative compounds useful to inhibit the formation of biofilms and/or inhibit microbial growth, compositions including these compounds, devices including...
PP26899 Blueberry plant named ‘Pinnacle’  
‘Pinnacle’ is a new and distinct variety of blueberry plant that has the following unique combination of desirable features outstanding in a new variety. ‘Pinnacle’ provides season ripening when...
US20160184429 SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLADDER CANCER  
A chitosan material is treated in a nitrogen field by applying energy to ionize nitrogen in and around the chitosan, and the chitosan material is formulated into a hydrogel which can be utilized...
US20160176886 BACTERIOCHLORIN IMIDES  
Compound of Formula I: are described, along with compositions containing the same and methods of use thereof.
US20160176309 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING STATE OF CHARGE (SOC) OF BATTERY IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE  
An apparatus for estimating a state of charge (SOC) of a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The apparatus may include a driving history data storage configured to store driving history...
US20160174442 Cercis plant named 'Pink Pom Poms'  
Cercis ‘Pink Pom Poms’ is a new and distinct variety of redbud tree that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Ease of asexual...
US20160168587 Methods and Compositions for Plant Pest Control  
The present invention comprises methods and compositions for controlling nematode parasitism in host plant. The present invention comprises novel polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by such...
US20160168436 ENTROPICALLY STABILIZED IONIC AND PARTIALLY IONIC COMPOUNDS AND RELATED METHODS  
An equimolar formulation of three or more ionic or partially ionic compounds stabilized by configurational entropy into a homogeneous crystal is provided.
US20160165909 METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR THERMAL TREATMENT OF FOODS AND OTHER BIOMATERIALS, AND PRODUCTS OBTAINED THEREBY  
Methods and apparatuses for thermally treating flowable materials using electromagnetic radiation, and foods and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are methods of continuous flow thermal...
9365722 Routes to trans A,B-substituted bacteriochlorins  
Bacteriochlorin of Formula I: wherein R is H or silyl are described, along with compositions containing the same and methods of making and using the same.
US20160160220 Methods and Compositions for Treating Autoimmune Disorders by Targeting Kv1.3 Ion Channels with Functionalized Lipid-Derived Nanovesicles  
Synthesis and pharmaceutical compositions of antibody-functionalized nanovesicles encapsulating ion channel knockout siRNA, and methods of treating autoimmune diseases associated with increased...
US20160159859 PROTEASE-RESISTANT PEPTIDE LIGANDS  
This invention relates generally to the discovery of novel protease-resistant peptide ligands and uses thereof. Specifically, the present invention provides a protease-resistant peptide with three...
9362814 Switched-capacitor DC-DC converter  
A high power density switched-capacitor DC-DC converter is disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a high power-density switched-capacitor DC-DC converter...
US20160152998 Transgenic Expression Of Archaea Superoxide Reductase  
This invention provides a stably transformed plant, plant part and/or plant cell, comprising a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase (SOR) from an archaeon species, wherein...
US20160151012 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SLEEP PATTERNS AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS  
Systems and methods for monitoring sleep are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes emitting light into tissue. The method also includes detecting light backscattered from the...
9351491 Inhibition and dispersion of biofilms in plants with imidazole-triazole derivatives  
Disclosure is provided for methods of preventing, removing or inhibiting microbial biofilm formation or microbial infection in a plant or plant part thereof, including applying thereto a treatment...
US20160150703 Cercis plant named 'NCCC1'  
‘NCCC1’ is a new cultivar of eastern redbud tree with unique, multi-colored foliage that includes a range and combination of colors including green, white, purple, and pink on emerging and young...
US20160138038 Methods and Compositions for Improvement in Seed Yield  
This invention relates to methods for producing plants having an increased number of seeds and methods for producing plants having increased assimilate partitioning directed into fruits, seeds...
9340792 Recombinant Lactobacillus with decreased lipoteichoic acid to reduce inflammatory responses  
Methods and compositions for treating or preventing inflammatory disorders are provided. The compositions of the invention comprise a recombinant bacterium genetically modified to decrease the...
9340426 High value lignin derivatives, polymers, and copolymers and use thereof in thermoplastic, thermoset, composite, and carbon fiber applications  
The present disclosure relates to reactive modified lignin, methods of preparing such modified lignin, and materials, such as polymer systems, incorporating the modified lignin. More specifically,...
9339058 Method for producing microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco and related tobacco product  
Methods for producing dissolving grade pulp and microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco are provided. The methods include chemical pulping a tobacco input to form a tobacco pulp. Chemical pulping...
9335586 Polarization conversion systems with polarization gratings and related fabrication methods  
A polarization conversion system includes a lens element, a polarization grating comprising a diffractive element having a spatially-varying local optical axis, and a retarder element. The...
9332781 Method for processing biomaterials  
Systems and method for thermal preservation (sterilization) of heterogenous and multiphase foods and biomaterials in order to achieve their shelf stability at ambient level temperatures. Flowing...
US20160122888 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR VOLTAGE CONTROLLED RECONFIGURATION OF LIQUID METAL STRUCTURES  
Voltage controlled reconfiguration of liquid metal structures by providing an electrolyte in the container. A liquid metal structure is provided in the container and at least partially in contact...
US20160121021 COMPOSITION, PREPARATION, AND USE OF CHITOSAN SHARDS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS  
A thin chitosan-based material can be used for biomedical applications. The chitosan has been treated in a nitrogen field by applying energy to ionize nitrogen in and around the chitosan material....
US20160120142 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MINIMIZING NORNICOTINE SYNTHESIS IN TOBACCO  
Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N′-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in tobacco plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated...
9331482 Static synchronous compensator systems and related methods  
Static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) systems and methods are disclosed. An example STATCOM system includes a reactive component configured for electrical connection to a power network. For...
9326505 Methods of inhibiting ethylene responses in plants using dicyclopropene compounds  
Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene...
US20160117505 LARGE-SCALE, TIME-SENSITIVE SECURE DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Large-scale, time-sensitive secure distributed control systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes detecting an anomaly at a module among a plurality of modules in...