Unlicensed Issued Patents

Unlicensed Patents

Optical Based Pose Detection for Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

Lead Innovator: May-Win Thein
Patent Number: 9812018
Issue Date: 11/7/2017
Internal Case Number: 14_041

Abstract:
A system and method for optical communication between multiple UUVs, more specifically, for leader-follower formations between UUVs. The system focuses on the characterization and modeling of a 1-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional light field produced from a light source mounted on a Leader UUV, which is detected by one or more follower UUVs. Communication algorithms are used to monitor the UUV's motion and orientation utilizing simulators, look up tables, and the like. A variety of detectors arrays can be used in a variety of wavelengths depending on the desired application.

Treatment of Anodized Aluminum Components

Lead Innovator: Dale Barkey
Patent Number: 9689064
Issue Date: 6/27/2017
Internal Case Number: 12_009

Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to a method of incorporating lithium into a coating. One may supply a substrate having a coating containing aluminum ions and immersing the substrate including the coating containing aluminum ions in a water-soluble diketone including lithium for exchange where the ketone carbonyls are separated by at least one carbon atom. This may then be followed by exchanging a portion of the aluminum ions with lithium ions from the diketone solution. Such coatings may have improved chemical resistance.

Systems and Methods for NetworkTransmission of Big Data

Lead Innovator: Elizabeth Varki
Patent Number: 9647949
Issue Date: 5/9/2017
Internal Case Number: 12_039

Abstract:
Systems and methods are described herein for providing one or more data transfer parameters. A network map of a network is stored, and input data regarding a desired data transfer is received. The input data includes a sender identifier associated with a sender node in the network, a receiver identifier associated with a receiver node in the network, and a performance metric. A time for initiating the desired data transfer is determined based on the network map, the sender identifier, the receiver identifier, and the performance metric, and the determined time is provided as a recommendation for initiating the data transfer.

Empirical Mode Decomposition for Spectrum Sensing in Communication Systems

Lead Innovator: Nicholas Joseph Kirsch
Patent Number: 9565040
Issue Date: 2/7/2017
Internal Case Number: 14_040

Abstract:
A system and method using an Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD)-based energy detector for spectrum sensing in a communication system. The EMD energy detector needs no prior information of the received signal, has relatively low computational complexity, operates on non-stationary and non-linear signals, and performs well at low SNR.

Tri-Material Dual-Species Neutron/Gamma Spectrometer

Lead Innovator: James Ryan
Patent Number: 9507035
Issue Date: 11/29/2016
Internal Case Number: 14_029

Abstract:
A system of the present invention is capable of detecting, imaging and measuring both neutrons and gamma rays. In some cases, the system has a plurality of parallel plates each containing a plurality of detectors. The plates comprise non-PSD organic scintillation detectors, scintillation detectors having pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) properties, and inorganic scintillation detectors. In some other cases, the system has a plurality of scintillation rods radially distributed about a central axis, and the scintillation rods comprise non-PSD organic scintillation detectors, scintillation detectors having pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) properties, and inorganic scintillation detectors. A first plate or rod and a second plate or rod are used in connection to detect, image and measure neutrons and/or gamma rays.

High Frequency Magnetic-Field Antenna

Lead Innovator: Kent Chamberlin
Patent Number: 9065169
Issue Date: 6/23/2015
Internal Case Number: 07_005

Abstract:
An antenna system including a loop antenna including a conductor; and a magnetic gain element positioned in an aperture defined by the loop antenna, the magnetic gain element including a magnetic material that has a relative permeability greater than one for an operating frequency range, the magnetic gain element configured to increase a magnetic flux density associated with a received magnetic-field component of an incident electromagnetic wave wherein a loop output voltage induced in the loop antenna is based, at least in part, on the increased magnetic flux density.

Neutron and Gamma-Ray Detection System

Lead Innovator: James Ryan
Patent Number: 8829443
Issue Date: 9/9/2014
Internal Case Number: 06_002

Abstract:
The present invention is a radially symmetric imaging detector that measures an incident neutron's or gamma-ray's energy and identifies its source on an event-by-event basis.

Soluable, Persistent Nonacene Derivatives

Lead Innovator: Glen P. Miller
Patent Number: 8822731
Issue Date: 9/2/2014
Internal Case Number: 10_003

Abstract:
The present invention is directed towards a new class of semi-conducting nonacene derivatives. These compounds are all soluble species and they all possess superior resistance to oxidation as compared to their counterparts that lack the substitution patterns disclosed herein.

Tri-Material Dual-Species Imaging Spectrometer

Lead Innovator: James Ryan
Patent Number: 8710450
Issue Date: 4/29/2014
Internal Case Number: 10_011

Abstract:
A system of the present invention is capable of detecting, imaging and measuring both neutrons and gamma rays. The system has three parallel plates each containing a plurality of detectors. Each plate has different detectors. The first plate has plastic scintillation detectors. The second plate has a plurality of stilbene scintillation detectors having pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) properties. The third plate has a plurality of inorganic detectors. The first plate and the second plate are used in connection to detect, image and measure neutrons. The second plate and the third plate are used in connection to detect, image, and measure gamma rays.

Lithographic Imaging and Printing With Printing Members Having Fusible Polymeric Particles

Lead Innovator: Donald C. Sundberg
Patent Number: 8652758
Issue Date: 2/18/2014
Internal Case Number: 10_018

Abstract:
Embodiments of the present invention involve printing members that utilize a particle-fusion imaging mechanism but avoid susceptibility to handling damage. In particular, printing plates in accordance with the invention may utilize two phases, and these may originate, during manufacture, as two particle systems. Both systems are initially dispersed in a single coating applied as a layer, or in multiple coatings applied as adjacent layers, on a substrate. The second particle system exhibits a glass-transition or thermal coalescing temperature well above room temperature and also above the temperature at which the coating is dried. The coalescing temperature of the first particle system is below the drying temperature. As a result, when the coating is dried, the first particle system coalesces and forms a binder that entrains the second particle system, which has not coalesced. The binder formed by the first particle system is preferably insoluble in aqueous liquids, but is swellable or softened by such liquids, whereas the binder formed by the second particle system is preferably insoluble in and not swellable by aqueous liquids. Aqueous insolubility allows the dried (and ready-to-image) coating to resist handling damage, while swellability facilitates development.

Class of Soluble, Photooxidatively Resistant Acene Derivatives

Lead Innovator: Glen P. Miller
Patent Number: 8513466
Issue Date: 8/20/2013
Internal Case Number: 09_008

Abstract:
The present invention is directed towards a new class of semi-conducting acene derivatives. These compounds are all soluble species and they all possess superior resistance to photooxidation as compared to their counterparts that lack the substitution patterns disclosed her

Fully Resonant Power Supply

Lead Innovator: Christopher Bancroft
Patent Number: 8437149
Issue Date: 5/7/2013
Internal Case Number: 08_008

Abstract:
A power supply produces one or more conditioned and scaled output voltages with low noise. The power supply has various components to produce a plurality of higher output voltages from a plurality of taps of a multiplier or multiple isolated outputs. Components include an internal reference voltage circuit or an external voltage that generates a reference voltage and a sine wave power oscillator circuit and resonant circuit that generates an alternating current and voltage. The power supply has a controlled current source circuit connected to the sine wave power oscillator circuit for regulating the power level to the sine wave power oscillator. A control amplifier circuit controls the current level to the controlled current source circuit based on the error between the sampled output and the reference voltage. The resonant transform connected to the sine wave power oscillator circuit generates one or more scaled output voltages on one or more secondary windings. A buffer voltage feedback circuit is connected to an output voltage and the control amplifier circuit for providing a feedback loop to regulate the output voltage.

Tablet Pedestal

Lead Innovator: Therese Willkomm
Patent Number: US D678,297 S
Issue Date: 3/19/2013
Internal Case Number: 12_016

Abstract:
The ornamental design for a tablet pedestal, as shown and described.

 

TTPO (5,6,7-Trithiapentacene-13-one) and its derivatives: A New Class of Thermally Stable, Photooxidatively Resistant Organic Semiconductors

Lead Innovator: Glen P. Miller
Patent Number:
8389744
Issue Date: 3/5/2013
Internal Case Number: 12_012

Abstract:
The present invention is directed towards a new class of semi-conducting acene derivatives. These compounds are soluble species and they all possess superior thermal stability and photooxidative resistance as compared to their counterparts that lack the substitution patterns disclosed herein.

Microencapsulation of Amines

Lead Innovator: Donald C. Sundberg
Patent Number:
8318060
Issue Date: 11/27/2012
Internal Case Number: 08_013

Abstract:
A system for microencapsulation of an amine in a polymer shell in an aqueous environment.

Electronic Read-Out Circuits for Pixilated/Resistive Charge Detectors

Lead Innovator: Brian King
Patent Number: 7791018
Issue Date: 9/7/2010
Internal Case Number: 05_007

Abstract:
Methods and systems for measuring charges deposited on resistive and/or pixilated electrodes are described. The system includes a Time-of-Flight (TOF) detector with precise timing information provided by a discriminator implemented as a combination of a leading edge discriminator and a constant fraction discriminator. The discriminator initiates acquisition of the peak amplitude for accurate TOF measurements substantially independent of the signal amplitude at the input of the discriminator. The disclosed charge detection electronics has applications for space-based experiments.

Cloning and Expression of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Receptors

Lead Innovator: Stacia Sower
Patent Number: 7666994
Issue Date: 2/23/2010
Internal Case Number: 03_013

Abstract:
An isolated and purified GnRH protein receptor protein including an amino acid sequence selected from the group and an isolated and purified DNA which comprises a nucleotide sequence coding for the GnRH protein receptor protein. Also, a vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein, a transformant carrying the vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein, a process for producing a GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt thereof including culturing the transformant carrying the vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein under sufficient conditions and for appropriate time to express the GnRH protein receptor protein, and a method of screening for a ligand to the GnRH protein receptor protein including contacting the GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt thereof with a sample to be tested. A screening method for a compound capable of inhibiting binding of the GnRH protein receptor protein with a ligand. Also, a kit for screening a compound capable of inhibiting binding of the GnRH protein receptor protein with a ligand including the GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt.

Watermarking* co-owned by another University

Lead Innovator: Mitrajit Dutta
Patent Number: 7587062
Issue Date: 9/8/2009
Internal Case Number: 02_025

Abstract:
A structured watermark may be embedded in data by applying an irregular mapping of variations defined by the structured watermark to frequency domain values representing the data. In particular, the frequency domain representation of the data comprises an ordered set of frequency domain values. The structured watermark is used to define an ordered set of variations to be applied to the frequency domain values. Each variation is a value defined by the structured watermark. An irregular mapping from positions in the ordered set of variations to positions in the ordered set of frequency domain values is defined. This irregular mapping is one-to-one and invertible. Application of the irregular mapping to the set of variations results in a set of values that may appear to be noise both in the frequency domain and in the signal domain of the data. The signal domain of the data may be n-dimensional, and may be a spatial, temporal or other domain from which data may be converted to the frequency domain. The signal domain of the data may be continuous or discrete. Each frequency domain value is modified by the variation mapped to the position of the frequency domain value by the irregular mapping. A frequency domain value may be modified using an additive or multiplicative operation. Using additive embedding, the modifications to the frequency domain values may be effected in the signal domain without computing the frequency domain values of the data by transforming, to the signal domain, the results of applying the irregular mapping to the set of variations. The watermark may be detected in target data by using the inverse of the irregular mapping on the frequency domain representation of the target data. Because the watermark is structured, it may be perceptible in the target data after the target data is processed by the inverse of the irregular mapping. A similarity metric, such as correlation, also can be used to detect the presence of the structured watermark in the processed target data.

Novel Polynucleotides Encoding Lamprey GnRH-III

Lead Innovator: Stacia Sower
Patent Number: 7521057
Issue Date: 4/21/2009
Internal Case Number: 02_002

Abstract:
Lamprey GnRH-III polypeptides for the four species of fish lamprey are disclosed. Also disclosed is a procedure for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also disclosed are methods for utilizing such polypeptides for sterilizing fish.

Cloning and Expression of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Receptors

Lead Innovator: Stacia Sower
Patent Number: 7459310
Issue Date: 12/2/2008
Internal Case Number: 03_013

Abstract:
An isolated and purified GnRH protein receptor protein including an amino acid sequence selected from the group and an isolated and purified DNA which comprises a nucleotide sequence coding for the GnRH protein receptor protein. Also, a vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein, a transformant carrying the vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein, a process for producing a GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt thereof including culturing the transformant carrying the vector comprising the DNA of the GnRH protein receptor protein under sufficient conditions and for appropriate time to express the GnRH protein receptor protein, and a method of screening for a ligand to the GnRH protein receptor protein including contacting the GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt thereof with a sample to be tested. A screening method for a compound capable of inhibiting binding of the GnRH protein receptor protein with a ligand. Also, a kit for screening a compound capable of inhibiting binding of the GnRH protein receptor protein with a ligand including the GnRH protein receptor protein or a salt.

Novel Polynucleotides Encoding Lamprey GnRH-III

Lead Innovator: Stacia Sower
Patent Number: 6949365
Issue Date: 9/27/2005
Internal Case Number: 02_002

Abstract:
Novel isolated cDNA encoding the precursor of the novel gonadotropin-releasing hormones in four species of the fish lamprey is disclosed. The use of such cDNA's in studying the phylogenetic relationship of various species of fish and vertebrates overall; and the use of such cDNA's for controlling the gonadal development and spawning of fish, including inducing and inhibiting maturation, spawning and reproduction, is also described. Methods by which the novel peptides may be administered to fish to control their reproduction are also described.

Phospate Mineral-Based Reactive Barrier Containment System

Lead Innovator: Taylor Eighmy
Patent Number: 6290637
Issue Date: 9/18/2001
Internal Case Number: 99_001

Abstract:
A phosphate mineral based reactive barrier system. Phosphate minerals are known to be sinks for heavy metal contaminants. The reactive barrier prevents the release of contaminants from waste materials, sediments or dredged materials via reaction with the contaminants at the interface between the barrier and the waste material, sediments or dredged material. The barrier is comprised of a phosphate mineral material where the form of the phosphate mineral is variable but primarily insoluble. This barrier is placed below, around, and/or on top of the contaminated materials such that the contaminated materials are completely enveloped, capped, or contained by a grout curtain. The barrier can be in a (i) slurry form, (ii) blended matrix form with other inorganic agents, or (iii) composite form with a geotextile or geofabric. These methods of construction can be used singly or jointly. In some cases, pH control may be used to optimize the chemical reactions within the barrier system. The barrier mechanism relies on the phenomena of adsorption, surface precipitation and co-precipitation of metal phosphate surface precipitates to chemically retard diffusion from the waste material. Immobilization may also occur secondarily when a small percentage of the phosphate minerals partially dissolve and the phosphate precipitates with metals to form metal phosphate precipitates in the pore water system of the reactive barrier. The contaminated wastes, sediments or dredged materials may have been subjected to solidification or chemical stabilization or other forms of treatment prior to disposal.

Method and Apparatus for Imaging Through 3-Dimensional Tracking of Protons

Lead Innovator: James Ryan
Patent Number: 6281509
Issue Date: 8/28/2001
Internal Case Number: 99_002

Abstract:
A method and apparatus for creating density images of an object through the 3-dimensional tracking of protons that have passed through the object are provided. More specifically, the 3-dimensional tracking of the protons is accomplished by gathering and analyzing images of the ionization tracks of the protons in a closely packed stack of scintillating fibers