Patents and Patent Applications from Northeastern University


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US20170303135 Method for Sharing of Unlicensed Radio Frequency Bands by Cellular LTE and WiFi Networks  
A coexistence scheme enables spectrally-efficient and fair spectrum sharing between a first wireless network and a coexisting wireless network in the same frequency bands. The spectrum sharing...
US20170300115 Pneumatic Augmented Reality Tactile Feedback Platform  
The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for providing a user with haptic feedback, thus connecting the user with a virtual or remote environment. The device includes a...
US20170299552 Ultrasonic-Based System for Detection of Metallic Security Threats Containers on Cargo  
Proactively identifying and interdicting transport of commodities associated with illicit nuclear materials and nuclear weapons shielded by high Z-number materials, such as lead, can help ensure...
US20170291932 OSTEOGENIC BIOMATERIAL  
A composition for enhancing bone tissue repair or regeneration is described. The composition includes osteoactivin or an active peptide fragment thereof and a biocompatible material. Osteogenic...
9787340 Zero power radio frequency receiver  
A zero power radio frequency (RF) activated wake up device is provided. The device is based on a high-Q MEMS demodulator that filters an amplitude-modulated RF tone of interest from the entire...
9782428 Method for generation of broadly neutralizing anti-pathogen antibodies  
Methods and composition for potentiating germinal centers are disclosed herein. The methods include potentiating germinal centers to enhance antibody production in response to a vaccine, to...
US20170284945 CHARACTERIZATION OF DIELECTRIC SLABS ATTACHED TO THE BODY USING FOCUSED MILLIMETER WAVES  
A system for characterizing a dielectric object situated adjacent to an electrically conductive surface comprises a radiation source configured to radiate electromagnetic energy toward the...
US20170279571 Ultrasonic Multiplexing Network for Implantable Medical Devices  
A system and method for transmitting data ultrasonically through biological tissue employs a network of a plurality of nodes, at least a portion of the nodes implantable within the biological...
US20170270254 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR QUANTIFYING CLOSENESS OF TWO SETS OF NODES IN A NETWORK  
Network-based relative proximity measures according to the present invention quantify the closeness between any two sets of nodes (e.g., drug targets and disease genes in a biological network, or...
US20170261494 Disposable Single Cell Array for Personalized Diagnostics  
Paper-based single cell arrays are provided, as well as methods of making and using the arrays. The invention provides a low cost, high-throughput platform to detect and quantify different types...
US20170261264 Fault diagnosis device based on common information and special information of running video information for electric-arc furnace and method thereof  
A fault diagnosis method for an electrical fused magnesia furnace includes steps of: 1) arranging six cameras; 2) obtaining video information by the six cameras and sending the video information...
US20170250024 Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnetic Materials Based on Fe-Ni  
The invention provides high coercivity magnetic materials based on FeNi alloys having an L10 phase structure, and methods for making the materials.
US20170247739 Diagnostic System and Process for Rapid Bacterial Infection Diagnosis  
Methods and devices for monitoring the viability of a biofilm comprising Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria are provided by detecting pyocyanin. The invention relates to electrochemical methods and...
US20170247652 Device and Method for High Throughput Bacterial Isolation  
Devices and methods for isolating and characterizing microbial cells from an environment are provided. The devices integrate sub-micron constrictions in a nanofluidic device with a standard...
US20170247387 UREA/CARBAMATES FAAH MAGL OR DUAL FAAH/MAGL INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF  
Disclosed are compounds that may be used to inhibit the action of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) or dual FAAH/MAGL.
US20170247257 Fabrication of Carbon Nanoribbons from Carbon Nanotube Arrays  
Inter-allotropic transformations of carbon are provided using moderate conditions including alternating voltage pulses and modest temperature elevation. By controlling the pulse magnitude,...
9738524 Carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials  
Methods and apparatus to generate carbon nanostructures from organic materials are described. Certain embodiments provide solid waste materials into a furnace, that pyrolyzes the solid waste...
US20170236000 METHOD OF EXTRACTING FEATURE OF IMAGE TO RECOGNIZE OBJECT  
A method of converting a vector corresponding to an input image includes receiving input vector data associated with an input image including an object; and converting the received input vector...
9734539 Coordinated coil scheduling method of multiple production lines for cold rolling area in steel plant  
The present invention provides a coordinated coil scheduling method of multiple production lines in cold rolling area in steel plant, comprising: acquiring the information about the candidate...
9734475 Slab matching method for multiple hot rolling lines to improve material resource utilization of a steel plant  
Slab matching method for multiple hot rolling lines comprises grouping the slabs and orders to obtain slab-order groups; based on a criterion of slab-order specification matching, determining a...
US20170222220 Carbon Nanotube-Based Lithium Ion Battery  
An electrode architecture for lithium ion batteries provides cooling of the bulk electrode during room temperature to high temperature (e.g., 50° C.-80° C.) battery operation. The battery...
US20170217984 Ligands for Alpha-7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Methods of Treating Neurological and Inflammatory Conditions  
Compounds are provided which bind to an allosteric site on the mammalian alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha-7 nAChR) and act as positive allosteric modulators with or without...
US20170213628 Co2 Z-Type Ferrite Composite Material for Use in Ultra-High Frequency Antennas  
A ferrite composition is provided containing Ba, Co, and Ir and having a Z-type hexaferrite phase and a Y-type hexaferrite phase. The ferrite composition has the formula Ba3Co(2-x)IrxFe(24-2x)O41...
US20170210728 Cannabinergic Nitrate Esters And Related Analogs  
The present technology relates to novel cannabinergic nitrate esters and related analogs, process of preparation, pharmaceutical compositions and their methods of use as medicaments,...
US20170209601 Biopolymer-Nanoparticle Composite Implant for Tumor Cell Tracking  
A method of detecting migration of tumor cells is provided by implanting in a region of tumor cells one or more implants having a matrix material of a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, and...
US20170202783 Amphiphilic Peptide Nanoparticles for Use as Hydrophobic Drug Carriers and Antibacterial Agents  
Nanoparticulate carrier formulations are useful to solubilize, deliver, and target hydrophobic drugs for treating diseases including cancer and bacterial infections. The formulations contain...
9712136 Nano- and microelectromechanical resonators  
A resonator includes a piezoelectric plate and interdigitated electrode(s). The interdigitated electrode includes a plurality of conductive strips disposed over a top surface of the piezoelectric...
9706816 Zipper guide for facilitating closure of open-ended zipper  
A zipper guide is provided to facilitate closure of an open-ended zipper. The zipper guide includes a base to which a zipper tape pin end is attached and a slider to which a zipper tape box end is...
US20170201154 GEAR STABILIZATION TECHNIQUES  
A balanced planetary gearbox including an assembly having an input stage and an output stage. The assembly includes two grounds, each with ground rollers and ground rings. The two grounds are...
US20170199173 Microfluidic Device and Method for Analysis of Tumor Cell Microenvironments  
A microfluidic device provides high throughput generation and analysis of defined three-dimensional cell spheroids with controlled geometry, size, and cell composition. The cell spheroids of the...
US20170197918 Allosteric Modulators of CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors  
The present invention relates to novel heterocyclic derivatives which are allosteric modulators of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and which are useful for the treatment or prevention of neurological...
9705469 Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators  
A resonator including a piezoelectric plate and an interdigital electrode is provided. A ratio between a thickness of the plate and a pitch of the interdigital electrode may be from about 0.5 to...
US20170187347 Piezoelectric MEMS Resonator with Integrated Phase Change Material Switches  
A monolithic integration of phase change material (PCM) switches with a MEMS resonator is provided to implement switching and reconfiguration functionalities. MEMS resonator includes a...
US20170183760 METHOD FOR SMELTING MAGNESIUM QUICKLY AND CONTINUOUSLY  
A method for smelting magnesium quickly and continuously includes: preparing dolomite or magnesite with reductants and fluorite at a predetermined ratio, uniformly mixing the prepared ingredients...
US20170181971 Nanoparticle- and Drug-Containing Polymersomes for Medical Applications  
Provided are polymersomes for co-delivery of hydrophobic metallic nanoparticles and pharmaceutical agents and suspensions of such polymersomes. Also provided are methods of making such...
US20170181634 MECHANICAL PALPATION FOR SUBSURFACE SENSING DEVICE  
The present disclosure provides systems, methods and components of a mechanical palpation sensing device system. The mechanical palpation sensing device includes a plurality of probe tips. A...
US20170176640 System for Multivariate Climate Change Forecasting With Uncertainty Quantification  
A system and method for providing multivariate climate change forecasting are provided that obtain, from one or more climate model datasets, simulated historical and future climate model data, and...
US20170173893 MAGNETIC FIELD ALIGNMENT OF EMULSIONS TO PRODUCE POROUS ARTICLES  
The use of magnetic fields in the production of porous articles is generally described. Certain embodiments are related to methods of producing porous articles in which magnetic fields are applied...
US20170170803 NANO- AND MICROELECTROMECHANICAL RESONATORS  
A resonator includes a piezoelectric plate and interdigitated electrode(s). The interdigitated electrode includes a plurality of conductive strips disposed over a top surface of the piezoelectric...
US20170169946 Method of Engineering Single Phase Magnetoelectric Hexaferrite Films  
A method of making a ferrite thin film is provided in which a portion of the iron ions in the ferrite are substituted by ions of at least one other metal. The substituting ions occupy both...
US20170165380 Nanosensor Compositions and Methods of use Thereof  
Disclosed are compositions comprising a plastic polymer core, a shell surrounding the plastic polymer core, a ligand comprising a binding moiety, an enzyme capable of catalyzing the hydrolysis of...
US20170163240 NANO- AND MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL RESONATORS  
A resonator including a piezoelectric plate and an interdigital electrode is provided. A ratio between a thickness of the plate and a pitch of the interdigital electrode may be from about 0.5 to...
9673730 Double auxiliary resonant commutated pole three-phase soft-switching inverter circuit and modulation method  
Provided are a double auxiliary resonant commutated pole three-phase soft-switching inverter circuit and a modulation method. The circuit includes a three-phase main inverter circuit and a...
9664382 Method and device for fuel and power generation by clean combustion of organic waste material  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for the conversion of solid organic waste material, such as waste plastics, into fuel for the generation of heat and power. In addition, embodiments of the...
US20170146433 FAULT ISOLATION METHOD OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESS BASED ON REGULARIZATION FRAMEWORK  
Provided is a fault isolation method in industrial process based on regularization framework, including the steps of: collecting and filtering sample data in industrial process to obtain an...
US20170143423 Melanin Ablation Guided by Stepwise Multi-Photon Activated Fluorescence  
A method and system of ablating melanin are provided. Stepwise multi-photon fluorescence is induced in melanin within a region of tissue. The fluorescence is detected, and at least a portion of...
US20170142515 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND CLASSIFYING MARINE ANIMALS BASED ON ACOUSTIC SIGNALS  
Disclosed herein are apparatus, devices, and methods for monitoring marine animals, such as whales, and other marine mammals, and fish groups within a marine environment. A marine animal...
US20170136699 Additive Manufacturing of Discontinuous Fiber Composites Using Magnetic Fields  
A method and apparatus for producing a composite part are provided to enable composite parts to be assembled with precise control over the orientation and spatial distribution of reinforcing or...
US20170126263 Zero Power Radio Frequency Receiver  
A zero power radio frequency (RF) activated wake up device is provided. The device is based on a high-Q MEMS demodulator that filters an amplitude-modulated RF tone of interest from the entire...
US20170125807 Layered Metal Oxide Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries  
The invention provides a cathode material for L1-ion batteries. The material has the formula of 0.5Li2MnO3-0.5LiM-n0.5Ni0.35Co0.15O2. The material was synthesized using the “self-ignition...