Patents and Patent Applications from University of Arizona


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US20180198214 SPHERICAL REFLECTOR ANTENNA FOR TERRESTRIAL AND STRATOSPHERIC APPLICATIONS  
A spherical reflector antenna, including a sphere with a reflective surface opposite a transparent surface, a feed system that receives electromagnetic waves that (pass through the transparent...
US20180196267 PSEUDO PHASE CONJUGATE IMAGE TRANSFER DEVICE  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for the design and use of image guides with a retro-reflector and beam splitter are disclosed. In one example, an apparatus includes: a first image guide situated...
10021747 High power, sinusoidal LED driver with temperature stabilization feedback and photomultiplier system  
A high intensity, ultra-short LED pulsing driver circuit is developed for use with a system designed to perform real-time time-resolved, transient recording of fluorescence. Details of the timing...
10016486 Methods and compositions using AMPK activators for pharmacological prevention of chronic pain  
Methods and compositions using a combination of adenosine monophosphate protein kinase (AMPK) activators for treating pain such as post-surgical pain or development of chronic pain. The two or...
US20180188429 COMPOUND DICHROIC POLARIZERS WITH WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT TRANSMISSION AXES  
Compound dichroic polarizers (CDPs) include multiple component dichroic polarizers based on different dichroic dyes and oriented to have different eigenpolarization directions. The component...
US20180187234 OPTICAL DEVICE FOR IN-LINE AND REAL-TIME MONITORING OF MICROORGANISMS  
A multi-wavelength laser diode based optical sensor system capable of monitoring the dynamics and physiological changes of a microorganism culture in real-time. The microorganism culture from a...
US20180186967 METHODS OF UTILIZING ELEMENTAL SULFUR FOR FLAME RETARDANT POLYMERS AND ADDITIVES  
Compositions of flame retardants and methods of enhancing char formation in a flame retardant-treated substrate. A base material is combined with a flame retardant to form the flame...
10013743 Systems, methods and devices for performing motion artifact correction  
The present invention provides methods and devices for correcting motion related imaging artifacts. In particular, the methods include positioning a device configured to detect motion at a region...
10013384 Compressive sensing systems and related methods  
A system to transform an input signal presented from a sensor into a spatial sequence characteristic of the signal. An input module of the system is configured to divide the input signal into a...
10012953 Method of reconstructing a holographic image and apparatus therefor  
An apparatus for, and method of, image reconstruction. The method includes first breaking a holographic image into a plurality of interlaced sample sets corresponding to color separation images;...
10012659 Methods for diagnosing iron-related pathologies  
Methods for diagnosing or assisting in the diagnosis of iron-related pathologies are provided. The methods are based on the correlation of the degree of iron-specific hypercoagulability with...
US20180180486 IMAGING APPARATUS, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS  
A polarization and color sensitive pixel device and a focal plane array made therefrom. Each incorporates a thick color/polarization filter stack and microlens array for visible (0.4-0.75 micron),...
US20180179260 REDIRECTED CELLS WITH MHC CHIMERIC RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY  
Chimeric receptors featuring major histocompatibility molecules grafted onto T cell receptor molecules and surrogate co-receptors featuring cell surface receptor ligands fused with signaling...
US20180179144 NITRATION OF AROMATIC COMPOUNDS  
The present invention provides a process for nitrating aromatic compounds without the need for a solid catalyst and/or any organic solvents and/or any other additives. A typical process includes...
US20180177826 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING VENOM RELATED POISONING  
This invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, ameliorating and preventing the toxic effects of venom poisoning. In particular, the invention provides compositions comprising...
10000733 Method for affecting phenotypic activity of endophytic fungi  
Described herein are methods for the alteration and/or transfer of fungal functional traits, e.g., phenotypic activity, via the controlled transfer of endohyphal symbionts, e.g., bacteria, among...
10000605 Smart polymer materials with excess reactive molecules  
A three-dimensional smart polymer matrix is formed by a first epoxy chemical reaction linking a linear polymer chain and a branched polymer chain, wherein the polymer chains are flexible and one...
US20180161460 MOLECULAR PROBES FOR CHEMILUMINESCENCE IMAGING AND IN VIVO DETECTION OF TARGET MOLECULES  
Chemiluminescence imaging probes for in vivo detection of biological molecules, events, or processes. The CLI probes may feature a portion of a fluorescein molecule and a portion of a luminol...
9997187 Optical information recording apparatus and method  
An optical information recording apparatus and method thereof for recording information in a holographic medium. The apparatus includes a laser source which generates a reference beam and a signal...
US20180159642 COGNITIVE HF RADIO WITH TUNED COMPACT ANTENNA  
A cognitive HF radio is disclosed having a cognitive engine that optimizes HF transmission parameters on the basis of learned experience with previous transmission under varying transmission and...
US20180155665 CELL CULTURE APPARATUS AND CULTURE METHODS USING SAME  
Cell culture apparatus for emulating gastrointestinal tract conditions and comprising at least two adjacent, microfluidic, cell cultivation channels separated by a permeable or semipermeable...
US20180153399 SMARTPHONE-BASED HANDHELD OPHTHALMIC EXAMINATION DEVICES  
Various examples of methods, systems and devices are provided for ophthalmic examination. In one example, a handheld system includes an optical imaging assembly coupled to a user device that...
9988371 Benzimidazole analogues and related methods  
The invention relates to compounds of the formula (VIII) wherein the moieties R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are as defined in the specification, and salts thereof, as well as their use, methods of use...
US20180144352 PREDICTING STUDENT RETENTION USING SMARTCARD TRANSACTIONS  
Systems and methods for analyzing student retention rates are disclosed. The systems and methods disclosed construct networks of students based on data associated with financial transactions...
US20180143374 PHOTONICS INTERPOSER OPTOELECTRONICS  
In one embodiment an optoelectronic system can include a photonics interposer having a substrate and a functional interposer structure formed on the substrate, a plurality of through vias carrying...
US20180142297 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING GRANULOMATOUS DISEASES  
The present disclosure relates to methods of characterizing disease. In particular, the present disclosure relates to genes associated with complicated sarcodosis.
US20180140844 APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF A CELL AND METHOD OF USE  
This invention provides an apparatus for electrically stimulating a cell and a method for using the same. In particular, the apparatus of the invention comprises an array of electrodes and a...
US20180140677 ENHANCED MELANOMA CANCER PREVENTION BY NOVEL MELANOTROPINS  
A gamma-melanocyte stimulating hormone (γ-MSH) derivative having improved stability, selectivity and bioavailabilty. The γ-MSH derivative is selective for the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1 R) and...
9977402 Optical information recording/reproducing apparatus, optical information recording/reproducing method  
An optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and method thereof which compensate for the effect of mechanical instability on holographic data storage. A time dependent deviation profile...
9977136 Beta and alpha emission tomography for three-dimensional autoradiography  
The present invention provides methods and systems for 3D imaging of in vivo and ex vivo tissues. The disclosed systems and methods employ an autoradiographic approach where particles emitted by a...
9976123 Cellular seeding and co-culture of a three dimensional fibroblast construct  
The present invention provides methods for cellular seeding onto three-dimensional fibroblast constructs, three-dimensional fibroblast constructs seeded with muscle cells, and uses therefore.
US20180135184 Electrostatic Coating of Metal Thin Layers with Adjustable Film Properties  
Methods for forming thin, pinhole-free conformal metal layers on both conducting and non-conducting surfaces, where the morphology and properties of the metal layers are tuned to meet desired...
US20180134778 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AN ALPHAVIRUS INFECTION  
Methods and pharmaceutical compositions for preventing, treating or suppressing symptoms of a disorder associated with an alphavirus infection. In particular, the present invention relates to...
9970870 Reconfigurable reflect-array to realize task-specific compressive sensing in screening applications  
A threat detection system having a reconfigurable reflect-array and compressive sensing unit to effectively detect objects that are a threat is presented. A statistical library, having a wide...
9970059 Survival predictor for diffuse large B cell lymphoma  
The invention provides methods and materials related to a gene expression-based survival predictor for DLBCL patients.
US20180127465 MULTIFUNCTIONAL OPIOID RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND METHODS OF TREATING PAIN  
Opioid receptor ligands (ORLs) that are multifunctional having agonist activity at mu opioid receptor (MOR), agonist activity at delta opioid receptor (DOR), and antagonist (or partial agonist)...
US20180125359 RAPID MEASUREMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONE PHOTORECEPTOR POINTING FOR EVALUATION OF EYE HEALTH USING FOCUS DIVERSITY  
Systems and methods are described for measuring angular direction of individual photoreceptors in an eye. A light source is projected through the pupil of the eye onto the retina. An image of the...
9962256 Buttressed haptic  
A haptic supporting an intraocular lens (IOL) in the eye permits radial tension from ciliary muscle relaxation rather than contraction to alter the lens power. The IOL is supported by the...
US20180118916 SCINTILLANT NANOPARTICLES FOR DETECTION OF RADIOISOTOPE ACTIVITY  
Scintillant-doped polystyrene core nanoparticles surrounded by a silica shell can be used to quantify low-energy radionuclides. The nanoparticles are recoverable and re-useable, which may reduce...
US20180117132 FUNGAL IMMUNOGENS AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS  
The present disclosure provides immunogenic materials and methods useful for reducing the risk of fungal infections, particularly valley fever. The disclosure also provides assays for identifying...
US20180113782 ADAPTIVE WEB ANALYTIC RESPONSE ENVIRONMENT  
The present invention provides a method for determining ease of usability of an interactive program or software. In particular, one or more of the input device usage characteristics are used to...
US20180113316 COMPACT EYE-TRACKED HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY  
Eye-tracked head-mounted displays are provide which, in one aspect, may utilize the same optics for eyetracking and image viewing, with a selected portion of the optics used for an eyetracking...
9952157 Tissue imaging and visualization of lesions using reflectance and autofluorescence measurements  
Methods for reliable identification of low-contrast lesions within a tissue of a subject comprise delivering an excitation signal to the tissue, wherein the excitation signal is selected to...
US20180108448 DOPED-CARBON NANO-ARCHITECTURED STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SAME  
In an exemplary method, a nano-architectured carbon structure is fabricated by forming a unit (e.g., a film) of a liquid carbon-containing starting material and at least one dopant. A surface of...
US20180107009 STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAYS WITH ADDRESSABLE FOCUS CUES  
The present invention relates generally to stereoscopic displays, and more particularly, but not exclusively, to stereoscopic displays with addressable focus cues.
US20180105649 3D-PRINTING OF ULTRA-HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX POLYMERS  
Sulfur copolymers having high sulfur content for use as raw materials in 3D printing. The sulfur copolymers are prepared by melting and copolymerizing one or more comonomers with cyclic selenium...
US20180103852 SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR CONTACT MEASUREMENT AND MODULATION OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES  
Materials and devices are provided for the sensing and manipulation of biomechanical and physiochemical properties of tissues or tissue surfaces. Examples of use include soft tissues such as skin...
US20180100943 DIFFERENTIAL TARGET ANTENNA COUPLING (“DTAC”) DATA CORRECTIONS  
The present invention features a unique system of interdependent methods to greatly improve data acquired via the Differential Target Antenna Coupling (“DTAC”) method, which transmits...
US20180100904 INSERTION GUIDE DEVICE  
The present invention provides a device that reduces the possibility or the risk of breakage of an item that is inserted into an orifice during insertion/removal of the item through an orifice.
US20180100731 DEPTH AND/OR ORIENTATION TRACKER USING DIVISION OF FOCAL PLANE POLARIZATION AND/OR COLOR CAMERA  
An imager utilizes a division of focal plane polarization and color camera to measure motion, depth and orientation of objects in a scene in real-time. In various examples, structured light,...