Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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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...
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...