Patents and Patent Applications from Utah State University


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US20170298917 Solid State Pump Using Electro-Rheological Fluid  
The systems and methods described herein are directed towards a solid state pumping system that utilizes an electric field applied across a channel formed within the solid state pump to move...
9761370 Dual side control for inductive power transfer  
An apparatus for dual side control includes a measurement module that measures a voltage and a current of an IPT system. The voltage includes an output voltage and/or an input voltage and the...
9727342 Error resilient pipeline  
For an error resilient pipeline, a Dynamically Adaptable Resilient Pipeline (DARP) controller determines a minimum error pipeline stage of a processor instruction pipeline with a minimum number of...
9714273 Expression systems and associated methods  
A method of producing synthetic spider silk, including: transforming Escherichia coli with an expression vector; fermenting the transformed E. coli in a culture medium; inducing spider silk...
9712066 Assisted zero voltage switching for a DC-to-DC converter  
An apparatus includes a first auxiliary switch connected to a positive connection of a switching leg of a DC-to-DC converter. The switching leg includes a first main switch and a second main...
US20170196963 DRUG TARGET AND CONSTRUCT FOR JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS INFECTION  
A group of mosquito-borne flaviviruses that cause fatal encephalitis in humans is among the most important of all emerging human pathogens of global significance. This group includes Japanese...
US20170191521 Flexure Mechanisms  
A flexure mechanism may be constructed by joining a first, second, and third material together, wherein the first and second materials are non-flexure materials and the third material is a flexure...
9686249 Multi-node encryption  
For multi-node encryption, a method communicates communication data from a first upstream node to a first downstream node in response to the first upstream node initiating secure communication...
9669044 Aminoglycoside and azole compositions and methods  
The present invention relates to novel fungicidal compound including an aminoglycoside analog having certain substituents at the 6 position of ring III that exhibit improved antifungal activity...
9657321 Recombinant non-animal cell for making biliverdin  
Methods for producing biliverdin in a microorganism, methods for producing biliverdin from a non-animal source, cells for producing biliverdin and methods for producing cells for producing...
9652611 Mitigating a compromised network on chip  
For mitigating a compromised network-on-chip, code appends a node identifier of a destination node to a packet transmitted in a multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSOC). The MPSOC may include...
US20170099236 HOT CARRIER INJECTION TOLERANT NETWORK ON CHIP ROUTER ARCHITECTURE  
For a hot carrier injection tolerant network on chip (NoC) router architecture, a plurality of input buffers receives a plurality of input data bits. A plurality of multiplexers shuffles the...
9595873 Zero voltage switching operation of a minimum current trajectory for a DC-to-DC converter  
An apparatus for zero voltage switching is disclosed. A system and method also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes an MCT region module that defines a minimum current...
US20170067731 Linear-Motion Stage  
A linear-motion stage that is angularly or radially symmetric or asymmetric, or monolithic may be used as the moving mechanism in a Fourier transform spectrometer. In embodiments, a linear-motion...
9584029 Multi-mode control for a DC-to-DC converter  
An apparatus includes a voltage regulation module that controls output voltage of a bidirectional DC to DC converter to an output voltage reference over an output current range between a positive...
US20170006068 LINGUAL TRANSFORMATION BASED ENCRYPTION  
For lingual transformation-based encryption, a method parses communication data into lingual units. The method further generates a validation nonce from the lingual units. In addition, the method...
9523723 Fractional order power point tracking  
For maximum power point tracking, a method filters a power monitoring signal with a tracking fractional order filter to generate a filtered power monitoring signal. The method further generates a...
9513168 Linear-motion stage  
A linear-motion stage that is angularly or radially symmetric or asymmetric, or monolithic may be used as the moving mechanism in a Fourier transform spectrometer. In embodiments, a linear-motion...
9513166 Split field spectral imager  
An apparatus for spectroscopic Doppler imaging comprises collection and focusing optics, a field splitter configured to form a composite image from multiple fields of view, and a Fabry-Perot...
US20160336767 AUTONOMOUS BATTERY CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION  
An apparatus includes a battery state module that determines a battery state of each of a plurality of battery cells forming a battery unit. A battery state includes a health of the battery cell....
US20160336765 MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION FOR BATTERY CHARGING AND DISCHARGING  
An apparatus for model predictive control (“MPC”) is disclosed. A method and system also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a measurement module that receives battery...
9473465 Lingual transformation based encryption  
For lingual transformation-based encryption, a method parses a secure message into lingual units. The method further generates a validation nonce from the lingual units. In addition, the method...
US20160298265 SPIDER SILK AND SYNTHETIC POLYMER FIBER BLENDS  
Synthetic fiber blends and methods for preparing such fibers with spider silk proteins and synthetic and polymers are disclosed.
US20160294789 MULTI-NODE ENCRYPTION  
For multi-node encryption, a method communicates communication data from a first upstream node to a first downstream node in response to the first upstream node initiating secure communication...
US20160289849 BIFUNCTIONAL WATER SPLITTING CATALYSTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
A catalyst, including a conductive substrate coated with a metal-phosphorus-derived film, where the metal is Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, or Copper. In some embodiments, the conductive...
US20160285899 RUNTIME DETECTION OF A BANDWIDTH DENIAL ATTACK FROM A ROGUE INTERCONNECT  
For runtime detection of a bandwidth denial attack from a rogue NoC. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing code executable by the processor. The processor generates a plurality...
US20160241257 Decoding Low-Density Parity-Check Maximum-Likelihood Single-Bit Messages  
For decoding messages, a decoder exchanges single-bit messages for a data channel between a plurality of M parity nodes and a plurality of N symbol nodes. Each parity node has one or more adjacent...
US20160214955 Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules and Associated Methods  
The present disclosure relates to carbon monoxide releasing molecules (“CORMs”), and methods of synthesizing and applying the molecules. More specifically, this disclosure relates to structurally...
9396302 Global router using graphics processing unit  
For global routing using a graphics processing unit (GPU), a method routes a net of node interconnections for a semiconductor design. In addition, the method decomposes the net into subnets. Each...
9391962 Multi-node encryption  
For multi-node encryption, a method generates an upstream node nonce from communication data exchanged with an upstream node. In addition, the method generates a first upstream message...
US20160194256 SOLID GRAIN STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME  
Devices, methods, and systems for providing a solid grain fuel for a hybrid rocket. In one embodiment, the solid grain fuel includes a housing having a length extending between a first side and a...
9379449 Reconfigurable antennas utilizing parasitic pixel layers  
Reconfigurable antennas utilizing parasitic layers are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, a reconfigurable antenna may include an active driven antenna element. The active driven antenna...
9366853 Multiple petal deployable telescope  
An opto-mechanical deployable telescope includes a hub, at least one deployable multiple petal primary mirror mounted to the hub, a deployment assembly, a secondary optic assembly, and a...
9344358 Aging-aware routing for NoCs  
For aging-aware routing, an aging module calculates an aging score for links and routers in a Network-on-Chip for a previous epoch. A routing module dynamically routes a flow through the links and...
US20160132732 Remote Heart Rate Estimation  
For remote heart rate estimation, a method detects an object of interest (OOI) in each image of a video data and tracks the OOI in each image of the video data. The method identifies a region of...
US20160125305 STATISTICAL MODEL FOR SYSTEMS INCORPORATING HISTORY INFORMATION  
For calculating statistical Markov model-like state transition probabilities, a method represents state transition probabilities between a plurality of statistical Markov model-like states and...
9321816 Expression systems and methods of producing spider silk proteins  
An expression system, including a host cell, a synthetic spider silk polypeptide-encoding nucleotide sequence, at least one synthetic tRNA molecule-encoding nucleotide sequence or a synthetic...
US20160102125 EXPRESSION SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
A method of producing synthetic spider silk, including: transforming Escherichia coli with an expression vector; fermenting the transformed E. coli in a culture medium; inducing spider silk...
US20160094524 LINGUAL TRANSFORMATION BASED ENCRYPTION  
For lingual transformation-based encryption, a method parses a secure message into lingual units. The method further generates a validation nonce from the lingual units. In addition, the method...
US20160094523 MULTI-NODE ENCRYPTION  
For multi-node encryption, a method generates an upstream node nonce from communication data exchanged with an upstream node. In addition, the method generates a first upstream message...
US20160084712 Linear-Motion Stage  
A linear-motion stage that is angularly or radially symmetric or asymmetric, or monolithic may be used as the moving mechanism in a Fourier transform spectrometer. In embodiments, a linear-motion...
US20160060285 Aminoglycosides, Methods of Synthesis, and Associated Applications  
A fungicidal compound that includes an aminoglycoside, or salt thereof, having the formula: where R1 is a H; a C1 to C20 branched or straight alkyl; an unsubstituted phenyl; a substituted phenyl,...
9269489 Wireless power transfer system  
A system includes a first stage of an inductive power transfer system with an LCL load resonant converter with a switching section, an LCL tuning circuit, and a primary receiver pad. The IPT...
US20160033456 Gaseous Mercury Detection Systems, Calibration Systems, and Related Methods  
Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to gaseous mercury detection systems, calibration systems, and related methods. The gaseous mercury detection systems are configured to detect gas-phase...
9246409 Method and apparatus for controlling LCL converters using asymmetric voltage cancellation techniques  
A method and apparatus for LCL resonant converter control utilizing Asymmetric Voltage Cancellation is described. The methods to determine the optimal trajectory of the control variables are...
9243269 Methods and compositions for production of blue pigment indigoidine  
The present disclosure provides for an expression system for the production of blue pigment indigoidine. The system comprises a heterologous host cell, a DNA sequence encoding a Sc-IndB protein,...
9242932 Meso-biliverdin compositions and methods  
Methods and materials for producing meso-biliverdin are provided where the methods include reacting phycocyanobilin with an amphoteric compound in a solvent to yield meso-biliverdin.
9240270 Wireless power transfer magnetic couplers  
A magnetic coupler is disclosed for wireless power transfer systems. A ferrimagnetic component is capable of guiding a magnetic field. A wire coil is wrapped around at least a portion of the...
US20160006543 Low Complexity Error Correction  
For low complexity error correction, a decoder modifies each reliability metric of an input data stream with a random perturbation value. The reliability metric comprises a weighted sum of a...
9213577 Sustainable differentially reliable architecture for dark silicon  
For mapping a sustainable, differentially reliable architecture for dark silicon, a calculation module calculates an expected energy efficiency for a prior mapping of process threads for a...
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