Patents Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of The University of Arizona
  • Patent number: 11371888
    Abstract: A polarization and color sensitive pixel device and a focal plane array made therefrom. Each incorporates a thick color/polarization filter stack and microlens array for visible (0.4-0.75 micron), near infrared (0.75-3 micron), mid infrared (3-8 micron) and long wave infrared (8-15 micron) imaging. A thick pixel filter has a thickness of between about one to 10× the operational wavelength, while a thick focal plane array filter is on the order of or larger than the size or up to 10× the pitch of the pixels in the focal plane array. The optical filters can be precisely fabricated on a wafer. A filter array can be mounted directly on top of an image sensor to create a polarization camera. Alternatively, the optical filters can be fabricated directly on the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventor: Stanley Pau
  • Patent number: 11368212
    Abstract: A method for controlling a first device that includes a photovoltaic array such as a satellite in Earth orbit includes receiving a laser beam that is scanned over a plurality of photovoltaic cells in the photovoltaic array. A trajectory of the laser beam along the photovoltaic array is identified based on receipt of the laser beam by the plurality of photovoltaic cells. The trajectory is compared to a plurality of pre-defined gesture strokes to identify a first gesture stroke most closely matching the trajectory. A pre-defined action associated with the first gesture stroke is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Himangshu H. Kalita, Leonard Dean Vance, Vishnu Reddy, Jekanthan Thangavelautham
  • Patent number: 11366302
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for measuring polarization properties and phase information, for example as can be used in microscopy applications. According to one example of the disclosed technology, an apparatus includes a light source, an interferometer configured to receive light generated by the light source and split the received light into two split beam outputs. The split beam outputs including combined, interfering light beams. Two light sensors, each including a polarization-sensitive focal plane array receive a respective one of the split beam outputs from the interferometer. Thus, some examples of the disclosed technology allows for simultaneous or concurrent measurement of properties of light including intensity, wavelength, polarization, and phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Stanley Pau, Rongguang Liang
  • Publication number: 20220187181
    Abstract: The present invention provides autoradiography methods and systems for imaging via the detection of alpha particles, beta particles, or other charged particles. Embodiments of the methods and systems provide high-resolution 3D imaging of the distribution of a radioactive probe, such as a radiopharmaceutical, on a tissue sample. Embodiments of the present methods and systems provide imaging of tissue samples by reconstruction of a 3D distribution of a source of particles, such as a radiopharmaceutical. Embodiments of the methods and systems provide tomographic methods including microtomography, macrotomography, cryomicrotomography and cryomacrotomography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, inviCro, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison H. BARRETT, Yijun DING, Luca CAUCCI, John William HOPPIN
  • Patent number: 11351264
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of medicinal pharmacology. In particular, the invention relates to protease activated receptor type 2 (PAR2) modulating compounds (e.g., mimetic peptides), compositions comprising such modulating compounds, and their use as therapeutics for the treatment of conditions involving PAR2 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Scott A. Boitano, Josef Vagner, Theodore J. Price
  • Patent number: 11353326
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for object identification and tracking, traverse-optimization and/or trajectory optimization. In one example, a method includes determining a terrain map including at least one associated terrain type; and determining a recommended traverse along the terrain map based upon at least one defined constraint associated with the at least one associated terrain type. In another example, a method includes determining a transformation operator corresponding to a reference frame based upon at least one fiducial marker in a captured image comprising a tracked object; converting the captured image to a standardized image based upon the transformation operator, the standardized image corresponding to the reference frame; and determining a current position of the tracked object from the standardized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventor: Wolfgang Fink
  • Patent number: 11352475
    Abstract: Organosilicon polymer foams are synthesized using a Carboni-Lindsey reaction of a tetrazine with a siloxane polymer having at least one of alkenyl or alkynyl functional groups. Optionally, the reaction may also comprise a second polymer having at least one of alkenyl or alkynyl functional groups. The organosilicon polymer foams may be crosslinked thermoset foams. The foams may be flexible or rubbery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Douglas A. Loy, Robb E. Bagge
  • Patent number: 11345894
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for cellular seeding onto three-dimensional fibroblast constructs, three-dimensional fibroblast constructs seeded with muscle cells, and uses therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    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 Lancaster, Steve Goldman
  • Patent number: 11350079
    Abstract: A wearable 3D augmented reality display and method, which may include 3D integral imaging optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Hong Hua, Bahram Javidi
  • Patent number: 11347036
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to stereoscopic displays, and more particularly, but not exclusively, to stereoscopic displays with addressable focus cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Hong Hua, Xinda Hu
  • Publication number: 20220163724
    Abstract: A miniaturized integrated frequency locked optical whispering evanescent resonator comprises: an optical source; an optical path having a first end and a second end, the optical path coupled to the optical source at the first end; an optical resonator disposed along a side of the optical path between the first and second ends, the optical resonator coupled to the optical path through an evanescent field to excite an optical whispering-gallery mode; an optical receiver coupled to the second end of the optical path; and a digital data processor configured to communicate with the optical receiver and the optical source, wherein the digital data processor comprises a frequency locking system and a data acquisition system, wherein the frequency locking system tunes the frequency of the optical source to the optical whispering-gallery mode of the optical resonator, and wherein the resonator weighs less than 15 kg and is containable within a volume less than 30 liters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Judith SU, Shuang HAO, Gwangho CHOI
  • Publication number: 20220162390
    Abstract: The present invention provides chalcogenide hybrid organic/inorganic polymers (“CHIPs” or organic chalcogenide polymers) and methods for producing and using the same. In particular, the chalcogenide hybrid organic/inorganic polymers of the invention comprise a hydrocarbon cyclic ring structure and one or more chalcogenide selected from the group consisting of sulfur, selenium, cyclic selenium sulfide, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Dong-Chul ("Jeffrey") PYUN, Robert A. Norwood, Tristan Stephen Kleine, Richard S. Glass, Dennis L. Lichtenberger, Meghan O'Brien Hamilton, Nicholas Lyons, Oliver Spires, Laura E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11340342
    Abstract: A high performance, low-cost automotive radar is designed by mounting receivers around a 3D printed Luneburg lens. With this configuration, the antenna radiation pattern is maintained for all angles, (which means no beam deformation). Further, the present radar is capable of performing detection at all azimuth and elevation angles with high angle resolution and broadband operation. The radar adaptively adjusts its spatial sensing pattern, sweeping frequency band, pulse repetition frequency and coherent processing interval according to the environment. This is accomplished by initially performing a rough scan, which updates sensing results via a narrow bandwidth waveform and wide beam scanning. When interested objects are identified, a high-resolution detailed scan is performed in a specific region of interest. In this way, a much more effective detection can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Hao Xin, Min Liang, Siyang Cao
  • Patent number: 11337789
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter apparatus and related methods. The IVC filter apparatus comprises a body having a proximal hook thereon. A plurality of filter legs extends away from the proximal hook. A distal hook is position interior to at least a portion of the plurality of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventor: Craig C. Weinkauf
  • Publication number: 20220159235
    Abstract: A light projection system for projecting full-resolution, high quality images into different directions. The system includes a light source configured to provide a homogenous output beam of light and an illumination shaping optic elements configured with at least one of a predetermined cone angle, numerical aperture, and F-number. The system also includes a spatially-dependent, angular light modulator (ALM) with a plurality of pixels, each having an ON state, an OFF state, one input pupil, and N diffraction order pupils. The ALM is positioned such that the output beam is incident on the plurality of pixels. The at least one of the predetermined cone angle, numerical aperture, and F-number of the illumination shaping optic elements prevents contaminating light from entering an incorrect pupil. The system additionally includes a processor coupled to the ALM to provide discrete diffraction-based beam steering, whereby the ALM will project into one diffraction order at one time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Brandon Hellman, Yuzuru Takashima
  • Publication number: 20220153902
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising a plurality of magnetic nanocomposite particles. The magnetic nanocomposite particle comprises a magnetic metallic nanoparticle and a plurality of organic polymer ligands attached to its surface. The composition can also include a host matrix, such as a polymer, in which the magnetic nanocomposite particles are interspersed therein. The compositions of the invention have the Verdet constant of at least 5000°/T-m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, a body corporate
    Inventors: Dong-Chul "Jeffrey" Pyun, Robert A. Norwood, Nicholas George Pavlopoulos, Kyle Carothers, Lindsey Holmen, Tobias Kochenderfer, Nicholas Lyons
  • Patent number: 11333893
    Abstract: A light-combining optical imager includes a spatially-curved waveguide-body complemented with at least two and preferably at least three holographic layers disposed on the surface(s) of the waveguide-body to couple light into the waveguide-body, optionally redirect its propagation inside the waveguide-body, and outcouple light from the waveguide body to form an optical image with reduced aberrations and—when desired—while expanding the pupil size of the imager upon propagation of light through the waveguide-body to achieve a one-to-one optical conjugation between an object and an image. At least one of the holographic layers includes potions having different diffraction efficiencies. At least one of the holographic layers is optionally configured to operate as a non-zero optical power lens element. Spatial separations between the holographic layers judiciously relate to dimensions of the portions of the holographic layers to achieve the desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of The University of Arizona
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Draper, Pierre Alexandre Blanche
  • Publication number: 20220149305
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising a metal oxide electrode, a passivating agent on its surface, and a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite active layer in contact with the metal oxide electrode surface. The presence of a passivating agent on the metal oxide surface increases stability and/or photovoltaic power conversion efficiency of the electronic component comprising a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Neal R. Armstrong, Richard Clayton Shallcross
  • Patent number: 11327225
    Abstract: A flexible polymer waveguide array structure serves as a stitch or jumper on an optical printed circuit board (OPCB). The flexible polymer waveguide array structure can be attached to the OPCB so that it can provide a chip-to-OPCB optical connection. The waveguide(s) in the flexible polymer waveguide array structure may be prefabricated before the flexible polymer waveguide array structure is attached to the OPCB. Alternatively, the waveguides may be fabricated after the flexible polymer waveguide array structure has been attached to the OPCB. The waveguide(s) may be subsequently formed using a printing process such as photolithography. As a consequence of forming the waveguide(s) after attachment of the flexible polymer waveguide array to the OPCB, the precision in the lateral alignment that is required when placing the flexible polymer waveguide array structure on the OPCB is generally significantly less than is required when the waveguide(s) are prefabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Thomas L. Koch, Robert A. Norwood, Stanley K. H. Pau, Nasser N. Peyghambarian
  • Patent number: 11325925
    Abstract: Herein polymers and particles which comprise a plurality of dihydropyridazine or hydropyridazine functional groups are described. Methods for their formation and specific monomers which may be used in their formation are also described. The polymers and particles are UV absorbing, hydrogen-donor antioxidant materials which signal a depletion of antioxidant ability by a decrease in visible fluorescence. These polymers and particles may be used as UV protectants for a variety of materials and substrates and may even be used in a topically applied formulation for human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Douglas A. Loy, Robb E. Bagge, Wenmo Sun, Nanayakkarawasan Pallage Ravindu Nanayakkara