Patents and Patent Applications from University of South Florida


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US20190351110 PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTRONOMY TUBE FOR OPTIMIZED GASTRIC SUMPING  
An improved percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube that allows continuous suctioning/sumping without occlusion of the tube by the gastric wall. The PEG tube includes a hollow drainage...
10481145 Devices and methods for measuring blood coagulation  
In one embodiment, a device for measuring blood coagulation includes a substrate having a surface, an optical waveguide provided on the surface of the substrate, the waveguide having a tip, and...
10478101 Continuous glucose monitoring based on remote sensing of variations of parameters of a SiC implanted antenna  
A passive sensing continuous glucose monitoring system and method of use thereof. The system includes a passive antenna formed of biocompatible silicon carbide (SiC), modeled to a desired...
US20190345171 AMPHIPHOBIC POROUS MATERIALS  
A variety of amphiphobic porous materials are provided. The materials can include a variety of porous frameworks that have an outer surface functionalized by a plurality of perfluoroalkyl...
US20190344867 GAS-INFLATABLE PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES  
In one embodiment, a personal flotation device that can be worn by a user includes an inflation system including an inflatable bladder, a gas-generating component configured to generate gas using...
10476705 Combined minimization of intersymbol interference (ISI) and adjacent channel interference (ACI)  
Adaptive windowing of insufficient cyclic prefix (CP) for joint minimization of intersymbol interference (ISI) and adjacent channel interference (ACI) is provided. The proposed subcarrier specific...
10473660 Materials and methods for detecting cancer based on urinary levels of RHAMM  
The invention pertains to diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer (OC), cervical cancer (CC), or colorectal cancer (CRC). One embodiment of the invention provides a method of identifying OC, CC,...
10473152 Linear bi-stable compliant crank-slider-mechanism  
A linear element with two stable points, it can be used as trust element allows for change in length. It can transform structure from one shape to another thus allowing for morphable...
10467244 Automatic generation of structured data from semi-structured data  
A method and system for generating structured data from semi-structured data are provided. The method includes reading a plurality of records from a data file including semi-structured data....
10464833 Systems and methods for treating dilute wastewater  
In one embodiment, a dilute wastewater treatment system includes a separation subsystem configured to receive dilute wastewater and separate it into a product stream containing a low concentration...
10463878 Plasmonic stimulation of electrically excitable biological cells  
A novel method to stimulate electrically active biological cells using visible wavelength light and metallic nanoparticles possessing plasmonic properties is presented herein. Using this...
US20190328811 INHIBITION OF FORMATION OF AMYLOID B-PROTEIN FIBRILS USING CACTUS MUCILAGE EXTRACTS  
A method of slowing progression of an amyloid disease by administration of cactus mucilage extract from Opuntia ficus-indicia is presented. Both gelling and non-gelling cactus mucilage extracts...
10457646 Hydantoin derivative compounds, methods of use and methods of treatment  
The present disclosure provides compositions including a hydantoin derivative compound, pharmaceutical compositions including a hydantoin derivative compound, methods of treatment of a condition...
US20190323550 LINEAR BI-STABLE COMPLIANT CRANK-SLIDER-MECHANISM  
A linear element with two stable points, it can be used as trust element allows for change in length. It can transform structure from one shape to another thus allowing for morphable...
US20190320974 COMPREHENSIVE AND CONTEXT-SENSITIVE NEONATAL PAIN ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS USING MULTIPLE MODALITIES  
A system and method of automatically assessing pediatric and neonatal pain using facial expressions along with crying sounds, body movement, and vital signs change to improve the diagnosis and...
10454166 Microfluidic beam scanning focal plane arrays  
In some embodiments, a beam scanning antenna includes a lens having a focal surface and a microfluidic beam scanning focal plane array associated with the focal surface, the array including: an...
10451726 Precise infrastructure mapping using full-waveform inversion of ground penetrating radar signals  
A new system and method for FWI of common-offset GPR data, particularly targeting the dimensions and infilling material of buried objects. The method is useful in situations where clear isolated...
10450664 Electrodeposition of metal microstructures  
In one embodiment, an alloy microstructure structure includes a bottom plate made of an aluminum alloy, and a plurality of elongated pillars that extend from the bottom plate, the pillars being...
10449270 Collagen scaffolds, medical implants with same and methods of use  
The subject invention concerns non-degradable three dimensional porous collagen scaffolds and coatings. These scaffolds can be prepared around sensors for implantation into a body. A specific...
10449227 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...
US20190313245 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED DIVERSITY AND NETWORK CODING (eDC-NC)  
The present invention provides an enhanced DC-NC (eDC-NC) system and method that enables ultra-reliable networking, provides near-instant latency, reduces power consumption while recovering from...
US20190313225 ENABLING SLOTTED ALOHA-NOMA FOR MASSIVE MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) COMMUNICATION IN INTERNET OF THING (IoT) NETWORKS  
Slotted Aloha-NOMA (SAN) protocol is an uncoordinated, non-orthogonal, random access protocol that exploits the simplicity of SA (Slotted Aloha) and the superior throughput of non-orthogonal...
US20190309258 ADVANCED THIN PROTECTIVE FILMS  
Thin film coatings and methods of manufacture thereof are presented. Ultra-thin coatings of cross-linked high-methoxyl pectin polysaccharides were fabricated by spin-casting solutions of citrus...
10437214 Multi-agent decision making system for economic operation and frequency regulation  
Disclosed are various embodiments that relate to multi-agent decision system based at least in part on a dual's dual problem formulation. The embodiments limited the amount of information...
10435757 Methods of measuring C19MC miRNA in a post-natal tissue and uses thereof  
Provided herein are methods of measuring C19MC miRNA amount and/or expression in a post-natal cell and/or tissue. Provided herein are methods of measuring CpG methylation of the upstream C19MC...
10435682 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.
10435416 Organic anion lithium ionic cocrystal compounds and compositions  
A cocrystal having the formula LiX.aM, or a solvate or hydrate thereof, wherein X is a conjugate base of an organic acid, M is a neutral organic molecule, and a is from 0.5 to 4, pharmaceutical...
US20190298663 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TAUOPATHIES  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Also provided herein are methods of reducing or disrupting tau aggregation in a subject,...
US20190298540 EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL CAGE  
A method and system for performing bone fusion and/or securing one or more bones, such as adjacent vertebra, are disclosed.
10428366 Collagenase assay  
A method of measuring soluble or insoluble cell or tissue-associated collagenase activity. The substrate includes native collagen fibrils that were stained with COOMASSIE Brilliant Blue R-250....
10426843 Delta-opioid receptor targeted agent for molecular imaging and immunotherapy of cancer  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to cancer therapy and to anticancer compounds and imaging agents. More specifically, the subject matter disclosed herein relates to agents...
10423823 Unconstrained ear recognition using a combination of deep learning and handcrafted features  
A system and method for identifying a subject based upon ear recognition using a convolutional neural network (CNN) and handcrafted features, wherein an ear in an image is cropped using ground...
10422124 Bistable collapsible compliant mechanisms and shape-changing structures that comprise them  
A bistable collapsible compliant mechanism including a first sub-mechanism comprising opposed first and second quaternary links and multiple binary links, each link being connected to at least two...
US20190288901 OFDM RECEPTION UNDER HIGH ADJACENT CHANNEL INTERFERENCE WHILE PRESERVING FRAME STRUCTURE  
System and method based upon an OFDM symbol, including a cyclic prefix (CP), that is received after being transmitted over a multiple access channel, wherein the CP is removed, and a Hann window...
US20190286891 UNCONSTRAINED EAR RECOGNITION USING A COMBINATION OF DEEP LEARNING AND HANDCRAFTED FEATURES  
A system and method for identifying a subject based upon ear recognition using a convolutional neural network (CNN) and handcrafted features, wherein an ear in an image is cropped using ground...
10416524 Chromatic devices comprising a salt-based electrolyte  
In one embodiment, a chromatic device includes an active layer and an electrolyte layer in contact with the active layer, the electrolyte comprising an oxidant and a salt, wherein the active layer...
10414475 Gas-inflatable personal flotation devices  
In one embodiment, a personal flotation device that can be worn by a user includes an inflation system including an inflatable bladder and a gas-generating component, the gas-generating component...
US20190280905 COMBINED MINIMIZATION OF INTERSYMBOL INTERFERENCE (ISI) AND ADJACENT CHANNEL INTERFERENCE (ACI)  
Adaptive windowing of insufficient cyclic prefix (CP) for joint minimization of intersymbol interference (ISI) and adjacent channel interference (ACI) is provided. The proposed subcarrier specific...
US20190276506 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CelTOS IMMUNOGENS AND ANTIBODIES AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF  
The present disclosure provides immunogenic compositions and methods for vaccination with a CelTOS immunogen. The immunogenic composition comprises Babesia, Theileria or Cytauxzoon CelTOS. The...
US20190276334 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NUTRIENT RECOVERY AND USE  
In one embodiment, a system includes at least one reusable nutrient cartridge including an outer housing having an inlet and an outlet, and nutrient-adsorbing material contained within the...
US20190275056 NUTRACEUTICAL CO-CRYSTAL COMPOSITIONS  
Co-crystals comprising at least one nutraceutical compound and at least one co-crystal former with or without impurities. These co-crystals may be included in compositions (optionally also...
10411819 System and method for adaptive OFDM guards  
A system and method for reducing the OFDM out-of-band emissions (OOBE) by utilizing a transmitter windowing operation that smooths the inherent rectangular pulse shape of the OFDM signals. The...
10405754 Standardized oral health assessment and scoring using digital imaging  
System and methodology objectively capture clinical data on oral health and provide standardized scoring for quantifying oral health. The process of capturing clinical data is based on use of an...
US20190272638 Automated Stereology for Determining Tissue Characteristics  
Systems and methods for automated stereology are provided. A method can include providing an imager for capturing a Z-stack of images of a three-dimensional (3D) object; constructing extended...
10401296 Horizontally-scalable microcavity-enhanced raman scattering integrated platform for multigas chemical analysis  
An integrated approach to optical sensing (˜cm3 excluding electronics) at concentrations of parts-per-million or less (ppm). The invention enables the trace detection of chemicals in fluids (gas...
10400117 Ionizing radiation resistant coatings  
A mixture of a lacquer and carbon nanotubes that form a cross-linked network to convert excitation energy into non-chemistry inducing energy in a cured lacquer.
US20190263857 TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 2 LIGANDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF  
Disclosed are monoacylated Toll-like receptor 2 ligands which can be used in both the development of targeted agents for the imaging and treatment of pancreatic cancer as well as other cancers,...
US20190262308 ALDA-1 TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PULMONARY DISEASE  
Method of treating or preventing allergic or pulmonary diseases characterized by endothelial dysfunction with Alda-1. Methods of treating or preventing endothelial dysfunction, and/or method of...
10396422 Apertured waveguides for electromagnetic wave transmission  
In some embodiments, an apertured waveguide includes a wall comprising a plurality of apertures and an interior channel along which electromagnetic waves can propagate, the interior channel being...
10391287 Shunt catheter system  
A shunt catheter system and method of use thereof. The system generally includes an open-ended ventricular catheter with drainage apertures and safety flap valves, a reservoir with inline filter,...