Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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US20170007159 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MONITORING RESPIRATORY PARAMETERS  
A spirometer includes a housing, a mouthpiece coupled to the housing, and a measurement unit. The measurement unit is configured to receive air expelled by a user, and generate an electrical...
9544235 Scaling WiFi performance for large-audience environments via access points  
A network device connecting a client station with a TCP/IP server, the device includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals from at least one of the server and the client station, and a...
US20170006754 Buddleja 'Miss Pearl'  
A new and distinct Buddleja cultivar named ‘MISS PEARL’ is disclosed, characterized by white ruffled flowers, upright spike-like inflorescences, compact growth habit with high lateral branching...
US20170002339 Methods and Compositions for Sequences Guiding Cas9 Targeting  
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for genome editing and DNA targeting of proteins.
9537319 Reconfigurable power systems and converters  
Reconfigurable power systems and converters and operating methods therefor are disclosed. Reconfigurable power systems may include a DC power source, an electrical energy storage device, an AC...
9527062 Process for scalable synthesis of molybdenum disulfide monolayer and few-layer films  
The present disclosure relates to nanosheet synthesis. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) atomic thin films and hydrogen evolution reactions. In one or...
US20160374246 Hydrangea arborescens plant named 'NCHA4'  
A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA4’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with prevalent sterile flowers. Plants produce distinctive two-toned sepals with...
US20160374245 Hydrangea arborescens plant named 'NCHA3'  
A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA3’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with prevalent sterile flowers. Flower buds are red and open with dark pink...
US20160374244 Hydrangea arborescens plant named 'NCHA2'  
A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA2’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with prevalent sterile flowers and large, dark pink sepals. Plant habit is...
US20160374243 Buddleja 'Miss Violet'  
A new and distinct variety of Buddleja plant named ‘Miss Violet’ substantially as illustrated and described, characterized by its compact stature, dense and semi-upright growth habit,...
US20160374241 Viburnum plant named 'NCVR1'  
A new and distinct Viburnum cultivar named ‘NCVR1’ is disclosed, characterized by dark green, evergreen leaves. Plants are compact and produce abundant white flowers in Spring. The new variety is...
US20160374240 Viburnum plant named 'NCVX1'  
A new and distinct Viburnum cultivar named ‘NCVX1’ is disclosed, characterized by highly glossy, semi-evergreen foliage, which exhibits Fall color of red to purple. Plants are compact with a...
US20160361518 ACTIVE CATHETER DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An active catheter device is provided. At least one elongate catheter segment includes an elongate flexible tube member defining an axis, and a pair of ferrule members operably engaged with and...
US20160358849 Flexible Interconnects, Systems, And Uses Thereof  
Provided herein are flexible interconnects, systems containing one or more flexible interconnects, and textiles including one or more flexible interconnects.
US20160358316 APPROXIMATE MESSAGE PASSING WITH UNIVERSAL DENOISING  
Various examples of methods and systems are provided for approximate message passing with universal denoising. In one example, a method includes applying an approximate message passing (AMP)...
US20160355535 FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES OF LIGNIN AND USES THEREOF  
The present disclosure provides fatty acid derivatives of lignin with improved properties such as workability and other physical properties. These derivatives have the ability to form polymer...
US20160353739 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...
US20160351918 CNT SHEET SUBSTRATES AND TRANSITION METALS DEPOSITED ON SAME  
The present subject matter relates generally to the derivatization of highly-aligned carbon nanotube sheet substrates with one or more transition metal centers and to uses of the resulting...
US20160350664 VISUALIZATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC NARRATIVE ANALYTICS  
The results of electronic narrative analytics can be visualized. For example, an electronic communication that includes multiple narratives can be received. Each narrative can be segmented into...
US20160350652 DETERMINING EDIT OPERATIONS FOR NORMALIZING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS USING A NEURAL NETWORK  
A neural network can be used to determine edit operations for normalizing an electronic communication. For example, an electronic representation of multiple characters that form a noncanonical...
US20160350651 AUTOMATICALLY CONSTRUCTING TRAINING SETS FOR ELECTRONIC SENTIMENT ANALYSIS  
Training data for training a neural network usable for electronic sentiment analysis can be automatically constructed. For example, an electronic communication usable for training the neural...
US20160350650 NORMALIZING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS USING NEURAL NETWORKS  
Electronic communications can be normalized using neural networks. For example, an electronic representation of a noncanonical communication can be received. A normalized version of the...
US20160350644 VISUALIZING RESULTS OF ELECTRONIC SENTIMENT ANALYSIS  
The results of electronic sentiment analysis can be visualized. For example, multiple sentiments expressed in an electronic communication can be determined using a neural network. Each sentiment...
US20160345578 METHODS FOR SCREENING BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, ALGAE, AND YEAST USING CRISPR NUCLEIC ACIDS  
This invention relates to the use of CRISPR nucleic acids to screen for essential and non-essential genes and expendable genomic islands in bacteria, archaea, algae and/or yeast, to kill bacteria,...
US20160338639 PERSONAL HYDRATION MONITOR  
Disclosed are various embodiments for a flexible hydration sensor that can be implemented in a wearable device. A hydration monitoring device can include at least one flexible electrode comprising...
US20160332151 MIXED-CONDUCTOR ENHANCED COMPOSITE AND CORE-SHELL OXIDES FOR CYCLIC REDOX PRODUCTION OF FUELS AND CHEMICALS  
Compositions and methods for preparing and using ceramic mixed ionic-electronic conductor (MIEC) enhanced transition metals and metal oxides in composite or core-shell forms are disclosed. The...
9492302 Apparatus and clutch for using controlled storage and release of mechanical energy to aid locomotion  
The subject matter described herein includes an apparatus and a clutch for using controlled storage and release of mechanical energy to aid in locomotion. One exemplary apparatus includes a frame...
US20160325257 METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING NON-SPHERICAL NANOSTRUCTURES  
The disclosure provides methods of synthesizing non-spherical nanostructures. One embodiment has steps of providing a solution of nanoparticles (NPs) wherein each of the NPs comprises a...
US20160324905 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...
US20160324195 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...
US20160322530 OXIDE HETEROJUNCTION FOR DETECTION OF INFRARED RADIATION  
A detector that includes an all-oxide, Schottky-type heterojunction. The “metal” side of the heterojunction is formed, for example, from a dysprosium (“Dy”) doped cadmium oxide (“CdO”) (i.e.,...
US20160322191 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR MEASURING AND CORRECTING DRIFT DISTORTION IN IMAGES OBTAINED USING A SCANNING MICROSCOPE  
The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for measuring and correcting drift distortion in images obtained using the scanning microscope. One...
9483635 Methods, systems, and computer readable medium for active monitoring, memory protection and integrity verification of target devices  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for active monitoring, memory protection, and integrity verification of a target device are disclosed. For example, a normal world virtual processor...
US20160316604 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-019SCSHLM'  
‘NCORNSP-019SCSHLM’ is a moderately-compact to compact, non-twining, upright variety producing many short shoots. It is distinguishable from other cultivars by its yellow green heart shaped leaves...
PP27301 Ligustrum plant named ‘NCLX1’  
‘NCLX1’ is a new cultivar of privet with bright, yellow-colored foliage, compact form with dense branching habit, fragrant white flowers from late-May to June, and low-fertility with limited fruit...
PP27299 Blackberry named ‘Von’  
‘Von’ is a new and distinct blackberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) cultivar, which originated as an open-pollinated seedling from bulked seed collected from a population of F1 seedlings from...
9475710 Very high frequency (VHF) driven atmospheric plasma sources and point of use fertigation of irrigation water utilizing plasma production of nitrogen bearing species  
A point of use irrigation water fertigation system utilizes plasma production of nitrogen-bearing species. Soluble nitrogen-bearing species are generated using an atmospheric air plasma treatment...
9474272 Micropropagation of alexandrian laurel (Danae racemosa L)  
Alexandrian laurel (Danae racemosa L.) is a highly demanded evergreen shrub. However, seed germination often takes up to 12 to 18 months with a germination rate of only about 20%. Also, due to its...
9469920 Electrospinning device  
The present invention relates to an electrospinning device. The electrospinning device may apply the force of a supersonic flow acting at a predetermined angle with respect to an electrostatic...
US20160289767 CHROMOSOMAL ASSESSMENT TO DIAGNOSE UROGENITAL MALIGNANCY IN DOGS  
This invention is directed to a method of diagnosing bladder cancer in dogs.
US20160289700 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATED TO A TYPE-II CRISPR-CAS SYSTEM IN LACTOBACILLUS BUCHNERI  
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for typing of Lactobacillus buchneri bacterial strains, detecting the presence of a L. buchneri in a sample, identifying a strain of...
US20160279615 PALLADIUM, RHENIUM AND ALUMINA CATALYSTS FOR THE SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION OF CARBONYLS, THEIR SYNTHESIS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
Catalysts useful for the selective hydrogenation of carbonyl groups, including for the reduction of aldehydes to alcohols, are described. The catalysts incorporate palladium and rhenium on an...
9453906 Phase calibration circuit and method for multi-channel radar receiver  
This invention describes circuits and methods which can allow multiple radar receiver chips to be adjusted to have very low phase offset between them. Multiple receiver chips are used in...
US20160265603 ELECTROMECHANICAL, UNIDIRECTIONAL, ROTARY CLUTCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Electromechanical unidirectional rotary clutch systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a clutch system includes an input member having an axis of rotation. The system also...
US20160263137 METHODS AND CONSTRUCTS FOR COMPOUND DELIVERY  
A construct for selectively delivering a compound of interest to a cell, includes (a) a bioresorbable polymer shell; (b) a nucleic acid duplex contained in said shell, the duplex comprising (i) an...
9444688 Receiver-based methods, systems, and computer readable media for controlling TCP sender behavior in mobile communications networks with large buffer sizes  
Receiver-based methods for controlling TCP sender behavior in cellular communications networks with large buffer sizes are disclosed. One method includes, at a TCP receiver, receiving packets from...
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...