Patents Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
  • Patent number: 10387751
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an image recognition algorithm implemented by a hardware control system which operates directly on data from a compressed sensing camera. A computationally expensive image reconstruction step can be avoided, allowing faster operation and reducing the computing requirements of the system. The method may implement an algorithm that can operate at speeds comparable to an equivalent approach operating on a conventional camera's output. In addition, at high compression ratios, the algorithm can outperform approaches in which an image is first reconstructed and then classified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Henry Braun, Pavan Turaga, Andreas Spanias, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu
  • Patent number: 10385440
    Abstract: Methods for controlled microstructure creation utilize seeding of amorphous layers prior to annealing. Seed crystals are formed on an amorphous layer or layers. The material, size, and spacing of the seed crystals may be varied, and multiple seed layers and/or amorphous layers may be utilized. Thereafter, the resulting assembly is annealed to generate a crystalline microstructure. Via use of these methods, devices having desirable microstructural properties are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Jagannathan Rajagopalan, Rohit Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10385421
    Abstract: Exemplary methods provide for recovery of valuable industrial metals in connection with recycling of silicon solar cells and modules. Silicon, copper, silver, and the like may be recovered separately, allowing for cost-effective recycling for silicon solar cells and modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Meng Tao, Wen-Hsi Huang
  • Patent number: 10385304
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for growing photosynthetic organisms lacking Photosystem II (PSII) function using externally supplied electrons shuttled into the organism using redox mediators to improve photosynthetic output and to produce and recover chemicals of interest. By removing PSII, all PAR photons are funneled toward Photosystem I, thereby significantly increasing the theoretical photon utilization efficiency for CO2 fixation, energy storage and the capacity to synthesize valuable chemicals. Additional genetic modification can be performed to insert or enhance specific metabolic pathways to generate products of commercial interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Justin Flory, Petra Fromme, Willem Vermaas, Bruce Rittman, Cesar Torres, Thomas Moore, Ana Moore
  • Patent number: 10386321
    Abstract: Electrochemical impedance-based label-free and rapid biosensor for select bodily fluid biomolecule levels. Monoclonal antibodies to of biomolecule such as Cortisol were covalently attached to a 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid functionalized gold working electrode using zero-length crosslinkers N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N-ethylcarbodiimide and 10 mM N-hydroxysulfosuccinimide. Cortisol was detected in phosphate buffered saline (simulated tear fluid) using a simple ferrocyanide reagent with a lower limit of detection of 18.73 pM and less than 10% relative standard deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeffrey LaBelle, Tina Hakimi, Brittney Cardinell
  • Patent number: 10385659
    Abstract: An analytical solution is obtained for a pseudo-steady state production from a vertically fractured well with finite or infinite fracture conductivity. The analytical solution may be used to compute a pseudo-steady state constant for the reservoir. Subsequently, performance parameters relating to the reservoir may be derived from the pseudo-steady state constant. For example, parameters such as production decline rate, total hydrocarbon reserves, and economically recoverable reserves for the reservoir may be computed. The disclosed analytical solution, instead of a conventional numerical simulation, can significantly speed up analysis and improve the accuracy of the calculation of these parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Kangping Chen
  • Publication number: 20190250171
    Abstract: The invention relates to antibodies, antibody fragments and binding agents that specifically recognize TDP-43 associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but not TDP-43 associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or TDP-43 associated with healthy human brain tissue, and antibodies, antibody fragments and binding agents that specifically recognize TDP-43 associated with ALS, but not TDP-43 associated FTD or TDP-43 associated with healthy human brain tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael SIERKS, Stephanie WILLIAMS, Lalitha VENKATARAMAN
  • Patent number: 10378019
    Abstract: Methods of pre-methylation of foreign DNA to improve genetic transformation in cyanobacterium. Two Type II methyltransferase-encoding genes, i.e., M (sll0729) and C (slr0214), were cloned from the chromosome of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (hereafter Synechocystis 6803) and expressed in E. coli that harbors the integrative plasmid pBS-SPtK or pJU105. After pre-methylation in E. coli, the integrative plasmids were extracted and used for transformation of Synechocystis 6803. The results showed that expression of slr0214 in the integrative-plasmid-harboring E. coli cells before DNA preparation resulted in orders of magnitude higher efficiency in the following integrative transformation of Synechocystis 6803.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bo Wang, Weiwen Zhang, Deirdre Meldrum
  • Patent number: 10379102
    Abstract: A single molecule sensing or detecting device includes a first electrode and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a gap. The first electrode and the second electrode have an opening formed therethrough. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is functionalized with a recognition molecule. The recognition molecule has an effective length L1 and is configured to selectively bind to a target molecule having an effective length L2. The size of the gap is configured to be greater than L2, but less than or equal to the sum of L1 and L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Stuart Lindsay, Peiming Zhang, Yanan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10377807
    Abstract: A region of the TRPV1 protein that functions as a temperature switch (FIG. 1) has been identified, and can be expressed, purified and applied in combination with other proteins. The function of the switch is maintained even when the region or domain is isolated from the entire protein. As the protein domain is a temperature switch, it can be used to control other proteins and signaling pathways in vitro and in vivo; and TRPV1 is a therapeutic target that is being pursued primarily for intervention in pain (neuropathic and inflammatory) and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Wade Dale Van Horn, Minjoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10376183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting onset, presence, and progression of particular states, including intoxication, include observing eye movements of a subject and correlating the observed movements to known baseline neurophysiological indicators of intoxication. A detection system may record eye movement data from a user, compare the eye movement data to a data model comprising threshold eye movement data samples, and from the comparison make a determination whether or not intoxication or impairment is present. The detection system may alert the user to take corrective action if onset or presence of a dangerous condition is detected. The eye movements detected include saccadic and intersaccadic parameters such as intersaccadic drift velocity. Measurements may be collected in situ with a field testing device. An interactive application may be provided on a user device to provoke the desired eye movements during recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Dignity Health, Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Richard E. Dale, Richard Besserman, Tropy McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10381224
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method. The method can include: providing a carrier substrate; providing a first bond promoting layer over the carrier substrate; providing a second bond promoting layer over the carrier substrate; and depositing a first device substrate over the carrier substrate, the first bond promoting layer, and the second bond promoting layer. The first device substrate can be configured to bond to the carrier substrate with a first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength. Meanwhile, depositing the first device substrate can include: bonding the first device substrate to the first bond promoting layer, the first device substrate bonding to the first bond promoting layer with a first device substrate-first bond promoting layer adhesion strength greater than the first device substrate-carrier substrate adhesion strength; and coupling the first device substrate to the carrier substrate. Other embodiments of related methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Emmett Howard, Nicholas Munizza, Paul Yee, Zachary Hartke
  • Patent number: 10364227
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) and salts are disclosed. Also disclosed are isotopes of compounds of formula I of the salts thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of formula I, processes for preparing compounds of formula I, intermediates useful for preparing compounds of formula I and therapeutic methods using a compound of formula I are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sidney Hecht, Omar Khdour, Mohammad Alam, Sriloy Dey, Yana Chen, Arnaud Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20190225335
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a foldable unmanned aerial vehicle having a multi-layer laminate structure and extendible arms are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Wenlong Zhang, Dangli Yang, Daniel Aukes
  • Publication number: 20190229820
    Abstract: An active sequential xampling receiver for spectrum sensing is disclosed. The receiver includes a dynamically adjustable analog front end to perform sub-Nyquist energy sensing across a broad radio frequency (RF) spectrum. In an exemplary aspect, the receiver includes a dynamic modulator which modulates the broad RF spectrum to dynamically select sub-bands (e.g., RF channels) and fold their spectral content into a narrower baseband signal for energy detection. A controller adjusts the dynamic modulator to maximize utility of the spectrum detection based on past energy observations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Anna Scaglione, Lorenzo Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20190218190
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds formula (I) and salts thereof: wherein R1-R4 have any of the values defined in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, hyperresponsiveness, allergic conditions, asthma, and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. The compounds are also useful to lower IL-4, IL-5, or IL-15 levels in an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Carl WAGNER, Peter JURUTKA, Pamela MARSHALL
  • Publication number: 20190217465
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein involve a shoulder exoskeleton having a spherical parallel manipulator with a plurality of parallel linear actuators connected to a base coupled to a user's arm. A passive slip mechanism is operatively coupled to the spherical parallel manipulator as well as being coupled to the user's arm. The slip mechanism increases system mobility and prevents joint misalignment caused by the translational motion of the user's glenohumeral joint from introducing mechanical interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Panagiotis Artemiadis, Hyunglae Lee, Justin Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190220693
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems and methods for image matching involving the segmentation of images into regions and then defining and computing features of these regions to further identify geometrical relationships between the regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Rida A. Bazzi
  • Patent number: 10351842
    Abstract: Nucleic acid-guided ordered protein assembly (NOPA) arrays and methods for their generation and related applications are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Joshua LaBaer
  • Publication number: 20190212803
    Abstract: A method for characterizing the power consumption of a data center includes the steps of measuring one or more power consumption parameters associated with the data center when no workload is present, generating one or more workloads in the data center in which one or more three phase PDUs include an imbalanced phase, measuring one or more power consumption parameters associated with the data center during the one or more generated workflows, and characterizing the power consumption of the data center due to phase imbalance of the one or more three phase PDUs based on the measurements. By characterizing the power consumption of the data center due to phase imbalance based on empirical measurements, an accurate characterization of the power consumption attributable to phase imbalance can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Sandeep Gupta, Ayan Banerjee, Sushil Gupta