Patents and Patent Applications from Northeastern University


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US20180019655 Highly Reliable and Compact Universal Power Converter  
A universal power converter of the present application may include a link stage between an input stage and an output stage that operates at a higher frequency than the frequency of the input power...
US20180016157 MO-DOPED COZZ-TYPE FERRITE COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR USE ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY  
A Co2Z hexaferrite composition is provided containing molybdenum and one or both of barium and strontium, having the formula (Ba2Sr(3-Z)Co(2+X))MoxFe(y-2x)O41 where x=0.01 to 0.20; y=20 to 24; and...
US20180000344 Internet-Linked Ultrasonic Network for Medical Devices  
A system and method is provided for transmitting signals ultrasonically among a network of implantable and wearable biological devices. The devices includes one or more implantable nodes, which...
US20170373647 Linearity Enhancement Method For Low-Power Low-Noise Amplifiers Biased In The Subthreshold Region  
An amplifier and corresponding method include a field-effect transistor (FET) amplifier and a cascode FET. Each FET may operate with a positive ratio between its third-order nonlinearity...
US20170367578 Ultrasonic Network for Wearable Devices  
An ultrasonic communication system and method provide a networking framework for wearable devices based on ultrasonic communications. The ultrasonic communication system and method incorporate a...
9853611 Instrumentation amplifier with digitally programmable input capacitance cancellation  
An instrumentation amplifier that includes input capacitance cancellation is provided. The architecture includes programmable capacitors between the input stage and a current feedback loop of the...
US20170360986 COLLAGENOUS TISSUE REPAIR DEVICE  
Methods and devices for tissue remodeling and repair of collagenous tissues, including tendons, ligaments, and bone, as well as scalable connective tissue manufacturing, are provided. Collagen...
9840774 Methods of preparing high density aligned silicon nanowire  
A simple, economical method of producing nanowire arrays is described. The method produces high density arrays having nanowires with diameters below 10 nm and does not require templating,...
US20170346466 IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE  
An impedance calibration device for a semiconductor device includes a process sensor that detects a process condition for the semiconductor device and outputs a process signal, a temperature...
US20170340712 CAMKK1 AS A NOVEL REGENERATIVE THERAPEUTIC  
Disclosed herein are methods of treating an ischemic or inflammatory condition in an organ or tissue of a patient comprising inducing an increase of the level of CAMKK1 in said organ or tissue.
9828326 Amooranin compounds and analogs thereof and related methods of use  
Methods for synthesizing amooranin (25-hydroxy-3-oxoolean-12-en-28-oic acid (AMR) and/or amooranin analogs, including amooranin methyl ester (AMR-Me), by using oleanolic acid in an oxidation...
US20170338732 Power Conversion Devices and Control Methods Therefor  
Power conversion devices with control algorithms that can solve the double frequency harmonic problem are provided, as are techniques for controlling power converters when the instantaneous values...
US20170331450 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...
US20170324361 INTELLIGENT COOPERATIVE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-UNIT PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR  
An intelligent cooperative control system and method thereof. A parallel structure for low-voltage multi-module permanent magnet synchronous motor cooperative control units is adopted to realize...
US20170316131 METHOD OF BATCHING AND SCHEDULING FOR STEELMAKING PRODUCTION WITH PLANT-WIDE PROCESS CONSIDERATION  
Provided is a method of batching and scheduling for steelmaking production with plant-wide process consideration, including the steps of: establishing a mathematical model for quantitatively...
US20170315163 REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND OF FUSED MAGNESIUM FURNACE GROUP  
A remote monitoring system and method for electricity demand of a fused magnesium furnace group. The system has a data acquisition device, a local PC, a cloud server and a remote PC. The data...
US20170306278 DEVICE FOR CONTROLLED APICAL FLOW IN CELL CULTURE INSERTS  
A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at least one outlet...
9797799 Intelligent adaptive system and method for monitoring leakage of oil pipeline networks based on big data  
The present invention relates to an intelligent adaptive system and method for monitoring leakage of oil pipeline networks based on big data. The present invention effectively analyzes a large...
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...