Patents Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
  • Publication number: 20190318146
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and implementations of an ultra-compact RF (30 GHz-10 THz) imaging sensor topology that provides a new insight into the human skin are disclosed. The skin tissue is the largest organ in the body—both in weight and surface area—and stores valuable information that can revolutionize security biometrics and mobile health monitoring. The proposed compact sensor enables, for the first time, portable and wearable devices to perform superior biometric authentication compared to current fingerprint methods. Additionally, these devices could probe into the skin to monitor vital signs in real-time and enable mobile health monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Georgios Trichopoulos, Panagiotis Theofanopoulos
  • Publication number: 20190318808
    Abstract: Various embodiments for system and methods for cyber-enabled structure elucidation are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Morton Munk, Klaus-Peter Schulz
  • Publication number: 20190317040
    Abstract: An system for recognition of a translocating polymeric target molecule includes a device having at least one constriction that is sized to permit translocation of only a single copy of the molecule. A pair of spaced apart sensing electrodes border the constriction, which may be a nanopore. The first electrode is connected to a first affinity element and the second electrode is connected to a second affinity element. Each affinity element may be connected to its corresponding electrode via one or more intermediary compounds, such as a linker molecule and/or an electrode attachment molecule. The first and second affinity elements are configured to temporarily form hydrogen bonds with first and second portions of the target molecule as the latter passes through the constriction. During translocation, the electrodes, affinity elements and first and second portions of the target molecule complete an electrical circuit and allow a measurable electrical current to pass between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Stuart LINDSAY, Peiming ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10447249
    Abstract: A sequential state element (SSE) is disclosed. In one embodiment, an SSE includes a differential sense flip flop (DSFF) and a completion detection circuit (CDC) operably associated with the DSFF. The DSFF is configured to generate a differential logical output. During a normal operational mode, the DSFF is synchronized by a clock signal to provide a differential logical output in a differential output state in accordance with a data input or in a precharge state based on the clock signal. The differential logical output is provided in a differential output state in accordance with a test input during a scan mode. The CDC is configured to generate a test enable input during the scan mode that indicates the scan mode once the differential logical output is in the differential output state. Accordingly, another SSE can be asynchronously triggered to operate in the scan mode without a separate scan clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Sarma Vrudhula, Niranjan Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10444220
    Abstract: The invention includes compositions, devices, and methods for analyzing a polymer and/or polymer unit. The polymer may be a homo or hetero-polymer such as DNA, RNA, a polysaccharide, or a peptide. The device includes electrodes that form a tunnel gap through which the polymer can pass. The electrodes are functionalized with a reagent attached thereto, and the reagent is capable of forming a transient bond to a polymer unit. When the transient bond forms between the reagent and the unit, a detectable signal is generated and used to analyze the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Stuart Lindsay, Shuai Chang, Jin He, Peiming Zhang, Shuo Huang
  • Patent number: 10446582
    Abstract: A method can include providing a scintillator structure. Providing the scintillator structure can include providing a scintillator support layer, providing a scintillator layer, and coupling the scintillator layer to the scintillator support layer. Meanwhile, the scintillator support layer has a substantially non-planar surface, the scintillator layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and being configured to scintillate, and the first surface of the scintillator layer is coupled to the substantially non-planar surface of the scintillator support layer such that the second surface of the scintillator layer has a contour of the substantially non-planar surface of the scintillator support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joseph Smith, Rita Bottesch, John Stowell
  • Patent number: 10443365
    Abstract: Methods and systems for characterizing a wellbore extending into a geologic structure comprising a reservoir of subterranean hydrocarbons comprising: providing a first fluid composition comprising a base metal into the first wellbore; wherein corrosion of the base metal in the first wellbore results in electrochemical oxidation of the base metal and electrochemical reduction of a reducible species that generates a gaseous product; providing at least one sensor in proximity to the first wellbore; and receiving a signal detected by the sensor at a monitoring unit, wherein the sensor senses a signal resulting from corrosion of the base metal; wherein the signal is used to determine information relating to the characteristics of the first wellbore and extraction of hydrocarbons therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Cody Friesen, Elise Switzer, Heath Lorzel
  • Patent number: 10441803
    Abstract: A system for providing neurostimulation includes an external device (“external exciter”) and an implanted device. The external exciter includes an energy source which inductively powers the implanted device. Examples of such external exciters include devices having at least one of: ultrasonic transducers, Radio Frequency (RF) transmitters, and solar cells. The implanted device includes circuitry that limits its maximum energy output to a predetermined saturation threshold such that excess stimulation from the external exciter does not raise the output of the implanted device beyond the saturation threshold. The output signal of the external exciter is then pulse-width modulated in order to produce a desired amount of output stimulation from the implanted device to stimulate the bioelectrically excitable tissue at a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Bruce C. Towe, Daniel Gulick
  • Patent number: 10447481
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and method for authenticating a call request header including identity information that is lightweight and deployable in VoIP and PSTN systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Huahong Tu, Adam Doupe, Gail-Joon Ahn, Ziming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10442771
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for identifying biopolymers, such as strands of DNA, as they pass through a constriction such as a carbon nanotube nanopore. More particularly, the invention is directed to such systems, devices and methods in which a newly translocated portion of the biopolymer forms a temporary electrical circuit between the nanotube nanopore and a second electrode, which may also be a nanotube. Further, the invention is directed to such systems, devices and methods in which the constriction is provided with a functionalized unit which, together with a newly translocated portion of the biopolymer, forms a temporary electrical circuit that can be used to characterize that portion of the biopolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS on behalf of ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Stuart Lindsay, Peiming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10435659
    Abstract: A membrane biofilm reactor including a vessel defining a volume is disclosed. The reactor also typically includes a first and second plurality of hollow fiber membranes. Each hollow fiber membrane generally has an outer surface and a lumen, and is located within the volume. The reactor further preferably includes a first and second gas feedstock. The first gas feedstock is provided through a first inlet in fluid communication with the lumens of the first plurality of hollow fiber membranes. The second gas feedstock is provided through a second inlet in fluid communication with the lumens of the second plurality hollow fiber membranes. Finally, the reactor also typically includes a biofilm formed on the outer surface of the hollow fiber membranes and made up of methanotrophs, Methanosarcina acetivorans, or both. The first gas feedstock is preferably different from the second gas feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Prathap Parameswaran, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Sudeep Popat, Bruce Rittmann, Cesar Torres
  • Patent number: 10437945
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting order-of-magnitude viral cascades in social networks are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Paulo Shakarian, Ruocheng Guo, Elham Shaabani, Abhinav Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10435311
    Abstract: Preparing a porous hybrid media includes contacting porous media (e.g., strong base ion-exchange media) with an aqueous solution including aluminum ions to yield a aluminum-ion-containing porous media, contacting the aluminum-ion containing porous media with a reducing agent to impregnate elemental aluminum in the porous media, and oxidizing the elemental aluminum to yield a porous hybrid media including aluminum hydr(oxide) impregnated in the porous media. In some cases, a pH of an aqueous mixture including the aluminum-ion-containing porous media may be adjusted to form a floc including aluminum hydroxide, and the aluminum hydroxide-containing porous media may be contacted with a reducing agent to yield a porous hybrid media including aluminum hydr(oxide) impregnated in the porous media. The porous hybrid media may advantageously be prepared at low temperature (e.g., room temperature).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Kiril D. Hristovski, Jasmina Markovski, Paul K. Westerhoff, Shahnawaz Sinha
  • Patent number: 10435435
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to Quinstatin compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, kits, and methods for using such compounds or pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: George Robert Pettit, Noeleen Melody
  • Patent number: 10440553
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a wireless sensor network including a plurality of sensor nodes each comprising: a signal receiver configured to receive intermediate information from at least one of one or more neighboring nodes of the plurality of sensor nodes, one or more processors configured to receive the intermediate information and update the intermediate information based on a soft-max approximation function, and a transmitter configured to send the intermediate information, as updated, to at least one of the one or more neighboring nodes of the plurality of sensor nodes. For each sensor node of the plurality of sensor nodes: the sensor node can store local location coordinates for the sensor node, and the sensor node can be devoid of receiving location coordinates for any other of the plurality of sensor nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sai Zhang, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Andreas Spanias
  • Patent number: 10437256
    Abstract: In embodiments, an apparatus for intersection management of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles may include an input interface to receive an intersection crossing request from one or more autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles, the request including vehicle data; an output interface coupled to a transmitter, and an analyzer coupled to the input interface and to the output interface to process the request, based, at least in part, on the vehicle data, to generate a command including a crossing velocity and a time to assume the crossing velocity, and cause the transmitter, via the output interface, to transmit the command to the requesting vehicle. Other and related embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Edward Andert, Mohammad Khayatian, Aviral Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10435747
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for accurately estimating the absorbed dose of radiation indicated by a subject based on the expression pattern of a panel of radiation-modulated (RM) genes at various time points following exposure of the subject to ionizing radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joshua LaBaer, Kristin Gillis, Garrick Wallstrom, Jin Park, Vel Murugan, Mitch Magee
  • Publication number: 20190303720
    Abstract: Embodiments of a deep learning enabled generative sensing and feature regeneration framework which integrates low-end sensors/low quality data with computational intelligence to attain a high recognition accuracy on par with that attained with high-end sensors/high quality data or to optimize a performance measure for a desired task are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Lina Karam, Tejas Borkar
  • Patent number: 10427125
    Abstract: Provided are methods for performing patterned chemistry and arrays prepared thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Neal Woodbury, Nidhi Gupta
  • Patent number: 10427194
    Abstract: A soil remediation method for treating contaminated soil includes combining a dielectric carbonaceous nanomaterial with the contaminated soil to yield a composite contaminated soil, and irradiating the composite contaminated soil with microwave radiation to yield a remediated soil. The composite contaminated soil includes at least 1 wt % of the dielectric carbonaceous material, and the microwave radiation provides an energy input of at least 2.5 kWh per kilogram of the composite contaminated soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Paul K. Westerhoff, Paul Dahlen, Onur Apul