Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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US20170296595 Mammalian Lung Spheroids and Lung Spheroid Cells and Uses Thereof  
This invention relates generally to the discovery of novel mammalian lung spheroids and lung spheroid cells and uses thereof.
9789286 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...
US20170295687 Ilex plant named 'NCIV2'  
‘NCIV2’ is a new tetraploid cultivar of deciduous holly with a compact, roughly rounded growth habit, and prolific, large, showy orange fruit.
US20170295686 Ilex plant named 'NCIV3'  
‘NCIV3’ is a new male tetraploid cultivar of deciduous holly with a compact, roughly rounded growth habit.
US20170294013 Normalized Defect Characterization of Pulse Thermographic Nondestructive Evaluation  
A method of thermographic nondestructive evaluation may include heating a portion of a surface of an object from a first surface temperature to a second surface temperature that is greater than...
9783789 Beta-hexosyl-transferases and uses thereof  
This invention relates generally to the discovery of novel recombinant forms of β-hexosyl-transferases (BHT) and uses thereof to produce galacto-ligosaccharides (GOS) or as food additives.
US20170290221 Magnolia plant named 'NCMX1'  
‘NCMX1’ is a new cultivar of magnolia with large, fragrant red-purple flowers, an upright habit and a late flowering time.
9777279 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...
US20170275648 NOVEL CAS9 PROTEINS AND GUIDING FEATURES FOR DNA TARGETING AND GENOME EDITING  
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions comprising novel CRISPR polypeptides and polynucleotides for site-specific cleavage and nicking of nucleic acids, transcriptional...
US20170273324 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...
PP28448 Buddleja plant named ‘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,...
9773962 Formation of bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide superconductors  
A BÏ2212 article may be formed by mixing metallic precursor powders including bismuth, strontium, calcium and copper in an oxygen-free atmosphere, mechanically alloying the metallic precursor...
US20170260371 PREPARATION AND USES OF BIO-ADHESIVES  
The present application relates generally to bio-adhesive components isolated from bio-oil prepared from animal waste, methods of preparation of the bio-adhesive components and uses thereof. Such...
US20170250404 MULTI-PHASE STRUCTURED CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY  
A lithium deficient cathode active material for lithium-ion batteries is described. More particularly, the lithium deficient cathode active material can have multiphase structures, including both...
PP28347 Deutzia plant named ‘NCDX2’  
‘NCDX2’ is a new cultivar of hybrid Deutzia with a compact, low-growing, arching/spreading growth habit with a profusion of showy pink-striped petals.
9745248 Aspirin derivatives and uses thereof  
The present invention provides novel aspirin derivatives useful for preventing and/or treating cancer. The novel compounds of this invention may be particularly useful for the prevention and/or...
9743870 Microneedle arrays for biosensing and drug delivery  
Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid...
PP28318 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...
PP28313 Spiraea ‘NCSX1’  
‘NCSX1’ is a new cultivar of hybrid spiraea that is a triploid selection with a compact habit and multicolored, yellow-orange foliage throughout the growing season with red-purple flowers.
PP28312 Beautyberry ‘NCCX2’  
‘NCCX2’ is a new cultivar of hybrid beautyberry with a compact habit, purple emerging and fall foliage and abundant pink-purple fruit in the fall.
9737247 Microneedle arrays for biosensing and drug delivery  
Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a^ device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid...
US20170233902 BINARY ENCODING OF SENSORS IN TEXTILE STRUCTURES  
A system and method comprising binary coding in a textile structure can include a textile sensor configured to sense a property and having a yarn pattern. A binary code can be associated with the...
US20170232474 ANODICALLY BONDED VACUUM-SEALED CAPACITIVE MICROMACHINED ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER (CMUT)  
A capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) and methods of forming the same are disclosed herein. In one implementation, the CMUT comprises a glass substrate having a cavity; a...
US20170227483 P-TYPE ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULUS SENSOR  
An environmental stimulus sensor can include a substrate, a p-type material, and a conductive contact. The conductive contact can couple an electrode to the p-type material for supplying a current...
US20170226542 SEQUESTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE WITH HYDROGEN TO USEFUL PRODUCTS  
Provided herein are genetically engineered microbes that include at least a portion of a carbon fixation pathway, and in one embodiment, use molecular hydrogen to drive carbon dioxide fixation. In...
US20170226030 ETHYLENE YIELD IN OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OF ETHANE AND ETHANE CONTAINING HYDROCARBON MIXTURES  
Methods and systems are provided for oxidative dehydrogenation of a hydrocarbon feed stream to produce a product stream with improved ethylene yield. The methods can include the steps of (i)...
US20170224280 SMART SENSING SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS  
A smart patch including multi-component strands integrated into clothing or other textiles where the strands of the smart patch include sensory elements that can simultaneously measure tactile...
9723837 Imidazole derivatives useful for controlling microbial growth  
Disclosure is provided for 1,4,5-substituted amino imidazole compounds useful to control microbial growth, compositions including these compounds, devices including these compounds, and methods of...
US20170214242 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING SMART POWER GRID NETWORKS  
A method, system, and software for predicting a brownout or blackout in a smart power grid network. A network vulnerability characterization is selected among line susceptance, modified line...
US20170211150 METHOD TO DIAGNOSE MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN THE DOMESTIC DOG  
This disclosure is directed to the discovery of an improved method to diagnose malignant melanoma of the oral cavity in the dog.
9713501 Orbicular tissue expander  
Provided herein is a tissue stretching device configured for orbicular expansion of a tissue placed therein. Methods of use of the device to stretch a tissue as well as for culturing organized...
9713340 Electromagnetic system  
An electromagnetic system includes a channel and at least one chamber comprising a first end and a second end. The channel traverses at least a portion of a longitudinal length of the at least one...
US20170203972 FERRITE THICK FILMS AND CHEMICAL SOLUTION-BASED METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF  
Ferrite films, antennas including ferrite films, and methods of making thereof are provided. The methods can include tape casting of a slurry to produce a green film, wherein the slurry includes a...
US20170196244 MODULAR DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTINUOUS FLOW THERMAL PROCESSING USING MICROWAVES  
Modular systems and related methods for thermally treating flowable materials using microwave radiation, and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are modular devices for continuous flow...
9704097 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...
US20170188494 Blueberry plant named 'Heintooga'  
‘Heintooga’ is a new and distinct variety of blueberry plant that has the following unique combination of desirable features outstanding in a new variety. Heintooga has slightly less than one...
9690026 Direct write lithography for the fabrication of geometric phase holograms  
A direct-write lithography apparatus includes a polarization selector stage configured to vary a polarization orientation angle of light from a light source, a focusing element configured to focus...
US20170179364 SELF-MONITORING SUPERCONDUCTING TAPE VIA INTEGRATED OPTICAL FIBERS  
Disclosed are systems and methods for a self-monitoring conducting system that can respond to temperature, strain, and/or radiation changes via the use of optical fibers. The self-monitoring...
US20170172439 ELECTRODES AND SENSORS HAVING NANOWIRES  
Disclosed are various embodiments for electrodes and sensors having nanowires. According to an embodiment as described, a dry sensor is provided. Nanowires, such as silver nanowires, are...
US20170164574 TOBACCO INBRED AND HYBRID PLANTS AND USES THEREOF  
The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants TN90 SRC, CMS TN90 SRC, KY14 SRC, CMS KY14 SRC, L8 SRC, NC775 SRC, CMS NC775 SRC, NC645 SRC, NC638 SRC, CMS NC638 SRC, TN86 SRC, and CMS TN86...
PP28095 Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX1’  
A new and distinct Viburnum cultivar plant named ‘NCVX1’ is disclosed, characterized by highly glossy, semi-evergreen foliage, which exhibits Fall color of red to purple. Plants are compact with a...
PP28094 Viburnum plant named ‘NCVR1’  
A new and distinct Viburnum cultivar plant named ‘NCVR1’ is disclosed, characterized by dark green, evergreen leaves. Plants are compact and produce abundant white flowers in Spring. The new...
9678085 Prion protein ligands and methods of use  
Ligands that bind to prion proteins and methods for using the ligands for detecting or removing a prion protein from a sample, such as a biological fluid or an environmental sample. The ligands...
US20170162532 Edge Interconnect Packaging of Integrated Circuits for Power Systems  
Disclosed is an integrated circuit packaging system that includes first and second microchips. Each microchip includes a top surface, a surface, one or more quilt package nodules fabricated on...
US20170159034 CALB Variants  
The invention relates to amino acid sequence variants of a lipase with improved activity for catalyzing synthesis reactions and methods of preparing the variants. The methods include predicting...
US20170154963 CONTROLLED DOPING FROM LOW TO HIGH LEVELS IN WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS  
The energy of formation of a point defect in a compound semiconductor is a function of the process conditions and the Fermi energy (the energy of the charge carriers). In wide bandgap...
9662049 Methods and systems for monitoring patients undergoing treatment for cancer  
Oncology monitoring systems include: (a) a first plurality of radiation sensors configured to reside proximate a target tumor treatment site of a patient, the sensors being configured to provide...
US20170142965 ANTIFUNGAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The presently disclosed subject matter relates generally to antifungal nanofibrous materials and the use of such materials.
US20170137835 Transcription Factors that Regulate Nicotine Biosynthesis in Tobacco  
The present invention provides nucleic acids encoding transcription factors and methods of using these nucleic acids to modulate nicotine production in plants and to produce plants having...
9654983 Tunable filter employing feedforward cancellation  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for a tunable filter employing feedforward cancellation are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a tunable...