Patents Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents
  • Patent number: 11989034
    Abstract: Various embodiments for systems and methods for decentralized multi-target tracking with multiple robots using a PHD filter are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Aniket Shirsat, Spring Berman
  • Patent number: 11990456
    Abstract: A hybrid LED-OLED lighting device includes a waveguide layer, a light-emitting diode (LED) array optically coupled to the waveguide layer, and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) array. Light emitted from the LED array is provided to an edge of the waveguide layer and light emitted from the OLED array is provided to a first surface of the waveguide layer. Light emitted from the LED array and light emitted from the OLED array passes through a second surface of the waveguide layer opposite the first surface of the waveguide layer, and light emitted from the lighting device comprises the light emitted from the LED array and the light emitted from the OLED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Jian Li
  • Patent number: 11987741
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of biocementation comprising contacting a granular, cohesionless soil with a solution, wherein the solution comprises urea, urease, a source of calcium ions, and a source of non-urease proteins, wherein the urea, urease, source of calcium ions, and source of non-urease proteins are provided in effective amounts suitable to cause crystallization of calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Edward Kavazanjian, Nasser Hamdan, Hamed Khodadadi Tirkolaei, Abdullah Almajed
  • Patent number: 11988772
    Abstract: Remote recovery of acoustic signals from passive sources is provided. Wideband radars, such as ultra-wideband (UWB) radars can detect minute surface displacements for vibrometry applications. Embodiments described herein remotely sense sound and recover acoustic signals from vibrating sources using radars. Early research in this domain only demonstrated single sound source recovery using narrowband millimeter wave radars in direct line-of-sight scenarios. Instead, by using wideband radars (e.g., X band UWB radars), multiple sources separated in ranges are observed and their signals isolated and recovered. Additionally, the see-through ability of microwave signals is leveraged to extend this technology to surveillance of targets obstructed by barriers. Blind surveillance is achieved by reconstructing audio from a passive object which is merely in proximity of the sound source using clever radar and audio processing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Yu Rong, Daniel W. Bliss, Sharanya Srinivas, Adarsh Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 11987564
    Abstract: Disclosed are small molecule PTPRD inhibitors and uses thereof. Methods of using the PTPRD inhibitors include methods of treating, preventing, or delaying the progression of a disorder responsive to PTPRD inhibition, including for example nicotine dependence, addiction, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and substance-use disorders such as stimulant-use disorders and opioid-use disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, The United States Government as respresented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, The University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: George Richard Uhl, Ian M. Henderson, Wei Wang, Thomas Prisinzano
  • Patent number: 11988735
    Abstract: Position information estimation in a distributed radio frequency (RF) communications system is provided. Embodiments disclosed herein facilitate high-precision estimations of positions, orientations, velocities, and acceleration of network nodes in a distributed RF network (e.g., including base stations and vehicles, such as aircraft or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)). Modern radio systems must adapt to limited spectral access by reducing spectrum demand and increasing operational efficiency. In this regard, an RF system is provided which simultaneously performs positioning and communications tasks. This system specifically addresses the issue of spectral congestion by employing an extremely efficient positioning strategy and using a joint waveform that simultaneously enables both tasks. This efficiency in turn supports more users in a given frequency allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Sharanya Srinivas, Andrew Herschfelt, Daniel W. Bliss
  • Publication number: 20240158815
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for genetically modifying at least one nucleic acid sequence of interest in a polyploid organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: David Nielsen, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20240159432
    Abstract: A system for providing a contour map of the surface of a heliostat from reflected sunlight using a fly's eye camera. The system includes an entrance screen configured to receive sunlight reflected by said heliostat; an array of imaging apertures extending across the entrance screen, each aperture forming an image of said heliostat from a different viewpoint to provide a plurality of heliostat images; one or more digital cameras configured to view all of said plurality of heliostat images; an image processor configured to map out from the plurality of heliostat images a location of sunlight delivered to the entrance screen to obtain a plurality of maps, and to provide, based on centroids of said maps a tip and tilt of each said subsection The reflecting surface profile of the heliostat is obtained by integration of the subsection tilts across all the subsections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Ryker EADS, James Roger P . Angel
  • Publication number: 20240160001
    Abstract: Imaging a distribution of one or more optical sources includes: receiving respective optical signals from a spatial mode sorter during each of two or more detection intervals of time; after each of the two or more detection intervals of time, processing information based at least in part on: (1) the respective optical signal received in the corresponding detection interval of time, and (2) a first set of models comprising a set of distributions related to one or more optical sources, each model corresponding to a different number of optical sources in the distribution, and configuring the spatial mode sorter based at least in part on the processing; and providing an estimated measurement characterizing the distribution of one or more optical sources based at least in part on the processed information. The processing after at least one of the two or more detection intervals of time includes computing an eigen-projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Kwan Kit Lee, Michael Grace, Amit Ashok, Saikat Guha
  • Publication number: 20240159775
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of assessing a population's health using wastewater samples. For example, the methods assess exposure to pathogens, plasticizers, volatile organic compounds, surfactant, hazardous chemical, nicotine, and/or other environmental toxins. In some aspects, the methods determine the concentration of disease biomarkers, chemical biomarker, certain human hormones, certain genes, pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, personal care product, pathogens, and/or endogenous mental health markers. In some aspects, the methods assess population health at a neighborhood level. The methods may also be used to assess population health at a larger regional level, for example at a state level or a national level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Rolf HALDEN, Sangeet ADHIKARI, Erin DRIVER, Rahul KUMAR, Jacob ZEVITZ, Devin A. BOWES, Vivek AMIN
  • Patent number: 11980698
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are contractile cell constructs, methods for using them to treat disease, and methods for making them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    Inventors: Jordan J. Lancaster, Steven Goldman
  • Patent number: 11981421
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling boundary layer transition for a high-speed vehicle are disclosed. The method includes determining a location of onset of boundary-layer transition that naturally develops during high-speed flight of the high-speed vehicle, and providing a pair of flow control strips at a surface/wall/skin of the high-speed vehicle such that the boundary-layer transition is delayed or prevented during high-speed flight of the high-speed vehicle. The delayed or prevented locations of the transition result in a change in the high-speed boundary layer during the high-speed flight of the high-speed vehicle. The change in the high-speed boundary layer transition affects skin friction drag, aero-thermodynamic heating, and pressure fluctuations in the boundary layer of the high-speed vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Hermann F. Fasel, Christoph Hader
  • Patent number: 11980936
    Abstract: A method of making a metal-polymer composite includes dealloying metallic powder to yield porous metal particles, monitoring a temperature of the mixture, controlling the rate of combining, a maximum temperature of the mixture, or both, and combining the porous metal particles with a polymer to yield a composite. Dealloying includes combining the metallic powder with an etchant to yield a mixture. A metal-polymer composite includes porous metal particles having an average particle size of about 0.2 ?m to about 500 ?m and a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. The polymer composite comprises at least 10 vol % of the porous metal particles. A powder mixture includes porous metal particles having an average particle size of about 0.2 ?m to about 500 ?m and a metal powder. The powder mixture includes about 1 wt % to about 99 wt % of the porous metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University, Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stanislau Niauzorau, Aliaksandr Sharstniou, Amm G. Hasib, Bruno Azeredo, Natalya Kublik, Kenan Song, Nikhilesh Chawla, Sridhar Niverty
  • Patent number: 11981937
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the production of methyl laurate by genetically engineered photosynthetic microorganisms. In particular, provided herein are methods and compositions for producing methyl laurate from carbon dioxide and water in genetically engineered cyanobacteria and other photosynthetic microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Willem Vermaas
  • Patent number: 11984157
    Abstract: Programmable interposers for connecting integrated circuits, methods for programming programmable interposers, and integrated circuit packaging are provided. The programmable interposers are electrically reconfigurable to allow custom system-in-package (SiP) operation and configuration, field configurability, and functional obfuscation for secure integrated circuits fabricated in non-trusted environments. The programmable interposer includes, in one implementation, an interposer substrate and a programmable metallization cell (PMC) switch. The PMC switch is formed on the interposer substrate and is coupled between a signal input and a signal output. The PMC switch is electrically configurable between a high resistance state and a low resistance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Michael Kozicki
  • Publication number: 20240150441
    Abstract: The present invention provides monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and methods of use and making thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Qiang Chen, Haiyan Sun, Collin Jugler
  • Publication number: 20240153103
    Abstract: Tracking-based motion deblurring via coded exposure is provided. Fast object tracking is useful for a variety of applications in surveillance, autonomous vehicles, and remote sensing. In particular, there is a need to have these algorithms embedded on specialized hardware, such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), to ensure energy-efficient operation while saving on latency, bandwidth, and memory access/storage. In an exemplary aspect, an object tracker is used to track motion of one or more objects in a scene captured by an image sensor. The object tracker is coupled with coded exposure of the image sensor, which modulates photodiodes in the image sensor with a known exposure function (e.g., based on the object tracking). This allows for motion blur to be encoded in a characteristic manner in image data captured by the image sensor. Then, in post-processing, deblurring is performed using a computational algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Suren Jayasuriya, Odrika Iqbal, Andreas Spanias
  • Patent number: 11975327
    Abstract: An adapter for a container that provides an integrated photoacoustic microscopy system that is capable of real time imaging of samples within the container. The adapter allows a researcher or investigator to evaluate a sample using the photoacoustic effect, with or without a microscope. The adapter comprises a support portion, a planar portion, and a tube. The support portion includes a channel formed therein, the channel including a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and an intermediate surface positioned between the first surface and the second surface, the channel configured to receive the rim of the container such that the intermediate surface of the channel is positioned adjacent a top surface of the rim and the first surface and the second surface extend along opposite sides of the sidewall. The planar portion is coupled to the support portion and extends across the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Barbara S. Smith, Christopher Miranda, Ethan B. Marschall
  • Patent number: 11976274
    Abstract: Provided herein, are methods of identifying neoantigens for treating and preventing cancer. Also disclosed are methods and compositions for administering identified neoantigens for the treatment and prevention of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Stephen Albert Johnston, Luhui Shen
  • Patent number: 11978466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses to restore degraded speech via a modified diffusion model are described. An exemplary system is specially configured to train a diffusion-based vocoder containing an upsampler, based on pairing original speech x and degraded speech mel-spectrum mT samples; train a deep convoluted neural network (CNN) upsampler based on a mean absolute error loss to match the estimated original speech {circumflex over (x)}? outputted by the diffusion-based vocoder by extracting the upsampler, generating a reference conditioner, and generating a weighted altered conditioner cTn?. The system further optimizes speech quality to invert non-linear transformation and estimate lost data by feeding the degraded mel-spectrum mT through the CNN upsampler and feeding the degraded mel-spectrum mT through the diffusion-based vocoder. The system then generates estimated original speech {circumflex over (x)}? based on the corresponding degraded speech mel-spectrum mT. Other related embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Jianwei Zhang, Suren Jayasuriya, Visar Berisha