Patents and Patent Applications from University of South Florida


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9765251 Encapsulation of thermal energy storage media  
In one embodiment, a phase change material is encapsulated by forming a phase change material pellet, coating the pellet with flexible material, heating the coated pellet to melt the phase change...
9764469 Generating robotic trajectories with motion harmonics  
Aspects of the generation of new robotic motion trajectories are described. In one embodiment, a new robot motion trajectory may be generated by gathering demonstrated motion trajectories,...
9763848 Walking assistance devices including a curved tip having a non-constant radius  
In one embodiment, a walking assistance device includes a support member adapted to support a user of the device and a curved tip mounted to the support member, the curved tip including a curved...
US20170263355 MAGNETO-DIELECTRIC POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES  
In accordance with the present invention, novel superparamagnetic magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites are synthesized using a novel process. The tunability of the dielectric/magnetic...
US20170258940 TRANSGENIC MOUSE MODEL FOR CONDITIONAL FKBP51 EXPRESSION AND RELATED METHODS  
The subject invention pertains to transgenic non-human animals comprising a transgenic nucleotide sequence, integrated into the genome of the animals, comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding...
US20170257364 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATION USING AUTHENTICATION VOTES  
A system and method of authentication is described. In operation, an authenticator computing device receives a request to access a resource from a requesting user. In response to the request, the...
9756413 Cabled device storage organizer  
A cabled device storage organizer that addresses the common problem of organizing and storing personal cabled items, such as an audio headset, and prevents entanglement of the cables. In one...
9753102 Silicon-based magnetometer  
Systems and methods for a magnetometer comprise a single-isotope silicon crystal doped with impurity atoms. The Larmor precession associated with energy level transitions of the impurity atoms may...
9753041 Salivary inflammatory biomarkers associated with glycemic control and oral health  
The present invention provides non-invasive diagnostic methods and kits for determining and/or monitoring oral health and glycemic control in subjects with Type 1 diabetes.
9752139 Magnetic three-dimensional cell culture apparatus and method  
A culture apparatus and method for growing cells and tissue in a three-dimensional configuration harnesses magnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic and diamagnetic forces. The cells or tissue are...
9751766 One-step synthesis of graphene quantum dots  
Methods of making graphene quantums dots are provided. The methods can produce graphene quantum dots with a monodisperse size distribution. The graphene quantum dots are produced, via one-pot...
9750753 Method of treating diseases associated with LRRK2 mutation using hexachlorophene  
A method of treating a disease associated with mutation of LRRK2 protein is presented herein. It was found that administering hexachlorophene to cells expressing endogenous LRRK2 or overexpressing...
9749086 Physical layer security for wireless implantable medical devices  
In various embodiments, the present invention presents a physical layer (PHY) authentication technique for implantable medical devices (IMDs) that does not use existing methods of cryptology....
9748837 Time delayed converter reshuffling  
Dynamic power management techniques and voltage converter architectures are described to provide a secure and efficient on-chip power delivery system. In aspects of the embodiments,...
9744672 Systems and methods for communicating robot intentions to human beings  
In one embodiment, communicating robot intentions to human beings involves determining movements that a robot will make to complete a task, visually communicating a long-term intention of the...
9744189 Compositions of lithium salts and methods of use  
Lithium is regarded as the gold standard comparator and benchmark treatment for mania. One of the problems associated with Lithium is its narrow therapeutic window. Recent attempts to find new...
9744104 Multi-lobed cooled teething device  
A teething device for exercising gums and deciduous teeth. Two hollow receptacles sealingly mate to form a body of the teething device. A plurality of hollow knobs extend outwardly from the...
9743823 Minimally invasive networked surgical system and method  
A system for performing non-invasive networked medical procedures including a number of in vivo medical devices, a communication path between at least two of the devices, an ex vivo control unit...
US20170240880 ARGININE DEIMINASE GENE THERAPY FOR DISORDERED PROTEINS  
The invention relates to compositions comprising arginine deiminase and their use in a method of reducing aggregation of disordered protein in a subject.
D795156 Wiper blade ornament  
9742411 Simultaneous economic dispatch and frequency regulation of power systems  
Various examples are provided for feedback control of power systems. The feedback control can provide simultaneous frequency regulation and economic operation of a power system. In one example, a...
9738706 Inflammatory disease diagnosis and methods of treatment using lipopolysaccharides-responsive beige-like anchor  
Anti-cytokine therapy has revolutionized immunological disease treatment, but is not always effective and subject to treatment resistance as the cytokine cascade is highly redundant and multiple...
9737793 Modern dominoes  
The present invention includes a novel and modern numbering system design modernizing the design of gaming pieces, such as dice and dominos, while maintaining the qualities of utility for which...
9737509 Antimicrobial compositions, methods of use, and methods of treatment of infections  
The present disclosure provides compositions including a compound (e.g., compounds A-D), pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, methods of treatment of a condition (e.g., an...
US20170237439 WIDE OPERATING LEVEL SHIFTERS  
Aspects of wide operating range level shifter designs are described. One embodiment includes a level shifter configured to receive an input signal in a first voltage domain and generate an output...
US20170236278 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED STEREOLOGY OF CANCER  
A system and method for applying an ensemble of segmentations to a tissue sample at a blob level and at an image level to determine if the tissue sample is representative of cancerous tissue. The...
US20170232055 METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING GAMMA-AAPEPTIDES, GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE BUILDING BLOCKS, GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE LIBRARIES, AND GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF ALPHA-BETA40 AGGREGATES  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for γ-AApeptides, γ-AApeptide building blocks, methods of making γ-AApeptides and libraries of γ-AApeptides, methods of screening the γ-AApeptide...
9730679 Device for sterile uterine sampling and drug delivery  
A device and method for the collection of sterile specimen samples from the uterus is presented. Also presented is a method of delivering nano-encapsulated drugs to the female reproductive tract...
US20170225969 POROUS ORGANIC POLYMERS FOR BINDING HEAVY METALS  
Compositions containing a porous organic polymer and a heavy metal chelating moiety are provided for binding heavy metals, for example in remediation and purification. The compositions can be...
US20170224724 IONIC COCRYSTAL OF LITHIUM, LISPRO, FOR THE TREATMENT OF FRAGILE X SYNDROME  
The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising an ionic co-crystal (ICC) of lithium with salicylic acid and 1-proline (LISPRO). The pharmaceutical composition can further...
D793944 Wiper blade ornament  
9729994 System and method for listener controlled beamforming  
A system and method for providing assistive listening for a plurality of listeners in an environment including a plurality of acoustic sources. A microphone array in combination with an acoustic...
9728241 Non-volatile flip-flop with enhanced-scan capability to sustain sudden power failure  
Non-volatile flip-flops (NVFFs) based circuitries and schemes that incorporate magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) are provided to ensure fast data storage and restoration from an intentional or...
US20170219564 THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIBROUS SCAFFOLDS FOR CELL CULTURE  
Provided herein is a three-dimensional scaffold composition comprising randomly oriented fibers, wherein the fibers comprise a polyethylene glycol-polylactic acid block copolymer (PEG-PLA) and a...
US20170216337 COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS OR SALTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine compounds and epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor compounds, particularly erlotinib-like compounds and compositions...
9722841 Channel-based coding for wireless communications  
Disclosed are techniques for channel-based coding for wireless communications. A transmitter includes circuitry and multiple antennas. The circuitry selects a subset of the antennas, determines a...
9722180 Mask-stack-shift method to fabricate organic solar array by spray  
An all-spray fabrication method for large scale inverted organic solar array is provided. Zinc oxide sol gel solutions and revised layers shorten the fabrication process from 2 days to 5 hours and...
9720599 Magnetic coprocessor and method of use  
A magnetic system for solving a quadratic optimization problem by associating each of a plurality of variables of a quadratic optimization problem with a nanomagnet of a nanomagnet array, driving...
US20170214532 MAGNETIC MEMORY PHYSICALLY UNCLONABLE FUNCTIONS  
A magnetic random access memory (MRAM) physically unclonable function (PUF) device that uses the geometric variations in magnetic memory cells to generate a random PUF response is described...
9716313 Microfluidic beam scanning focal plane arrays  
In some embodiments, a microfluidic beam scanning focal plane array for a beam scanning antenna includes an elongated microfluidic channel that contains an electrically conductive antenna element...
9715760 Analysis-suitable geometry from discrete point sets using a mesh-free method  
The present invention includes a method of creating analysis suitable models from discrete point sets. The proposed methodology is completely automated, requiring no human intervention, as...
9714943 Methods and materials for capture antibody targeted fluorescent in-situ hybridization (CAT-FISH)  
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for detecting a target cell in a population. Methods of the invention comprise internally labeling cells via fluorescence in situ hybridization...
US20170202902 CONJUGATES FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY  
The current invention pertains to a molecular conjugate comprising an antagonist of a cell surface receptor specific to a target cell and an immune effector, such as a T cell modulator, conjugated...
US20170202848 AFOBAZOLE NANOPARTICLES FORMULATION FOR ENHANCED THERAPEUTICS  
A novel nanoparticle drug composition and method of use thereof is presented herein. The nanoparticle drug composition is comprised of at least one nanoparticle carrier, formed from the...
US20170202795 SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF STAT3 WITH ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY  
The present invention concerns compounds, compositions containing these compounds, and methods of using these compounds and compositions as inhibitors of Stat3 signaling, Stat3 dimerization,...
US20170202659 Reversible Anchoring Devices  
In one embodiment, a reversible anchoring device includes a base having a threaded shaft and an internal passage that extends through the base along a longitudinal direction of the base and a cap...
US20170196948 Methods, Antibodies, and Vaccines Utilizing Epitopes of Alpha Synuclein for Treatment of Parkinsons Disease  
The present invention pertains to a dendritic cell-based vaccine against rh-α-Syn, α-synuclein specific peptide antibodies and related vaccines, and methods of treating, preventing, and/or...
9700597 Methods of treating cognitive impairment  
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one...
9700259 Rapid custom intra-articular ligament reconstruction guide  
The present invention is a method of creating custom surgical guides based on the patient's unique anatomy that can be quickly and accurately applied intra-operatively without navigation are...
US20170189490 METHODS OF TREATING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT  
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one...