Patents Assigned to Florida Atlantic University
  • Patent number: 10426143
    Abstract: Systems and methods for object enumeration in a culture tank. The methods comprise: obtaining an array of two dimensional images of an illuminated scene in a culture tank; correcting non-uniform background illumination in the two dimensional images; improving a color contrast between a background and object edges shown in the two dimensional images; performing a defocus analysis using the two dimensional images to generate a focus map image; generating a modified focus map image by eliminating isolated spots shown in the focus map image and merging relatively small spots with adjacent relatively large objects in the focus map image; classifying each object shown in the modified focus map image as an object of interest or an object of no interest; and counting the number of objects classified as objects of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Bing Ouyang, Paul S. Wills, Fraser Dalgleish, Anni Dalgleish
  • Patent number: 10398346
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guiding a sensor to locate a source of a propagating wave. The methods involve: presenting an electronic display comprising an image representing an object in which the sensor is placed and a visual indicator representing the sensor; receiving signals generated by electrodes while the sensor resides at a first location in the object; determining a First Recommended Direction of Travel (“FRDT”) for the sensor based on the received signals; using the FRDT to generate a mask that is to cover at least a portion of the image representing a portion of the object that is absent of the source; and modifying the electronic display to include the mask overlaid on top of the image and an arrow showing FRDT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Behnaz Ghoraani, Prasanth Ganesan
  • Patent number: 10398338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guiding a sensor to a location of a propagating wave source. The methods comprise: receiving, by the computing device, a plurality of signals generated by a plurality of electrodes of the sensor while the sensor resides at the first location in the object; processing, by the computing device, the plurality of signals to determine coordinates of an estimated location of the propagating wave source relative to the first location at which the sensor resides; and providing a visual aid facilitating sensor movement by plotting a dot on a grid overlaid on top of an object image displayed by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Behnaz Ghoraani, Prasanth Ganesan
  • Patent number: 10088571
    Abstract: Methods for characterizing scattering in a medium of a Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) system and systems therefrom are provided. A method includes obtaining off-axis power return characteristics with respect to a first wavelength of light and on-axis power return characteristics for at least the first wavelength of light. The method also includes estimating at least one beam attenuation coefficient (c) based on the off-axis power return characteristics and common volume parameter function for the LiDAR system and an extinction coefficient (?) for the medium based on the on-axis power return characteristics. The method further includes extracting a value for at least one diffuse attenuation coefficient (Kd) for the medium using a beam spread parameter for the LiDAR system (D) and a pre-defined relationship between ?, c, D, and Kd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Anni Vuorenkoski-Dalgleish, Fraser Dalgleish, Bing Ouyang
  • Patent number: 9707304
    Abstract: The subject invention provides materials and methods useful in safely and effectively preventing pathological proliferation of blood vessels. The prevention of the over-proliferation of blood vessels according to the subject invention is particularly advantageous for treatment of certain ocular conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and diabetic retinopathy. In preferred embodiments, the subject invention provides materials and methods for effective treatment of pathological ocular neovascularization using gene therapy. In a specific embodiment the materials and methods of the subject invention can be used to treat AMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janet C. Blanks, Howard M. Prentice, C. Kathleen Dorey
  • Patent number: 9181251
    Abstract: Novel compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of malaria are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Debopam Chakrabarti, Amy Wright
  • Patent number: 9047571
    Abstract: Encoding of quantum algorithm and devices therefrom are provided. The encoding includes receiving a unitary matrix operator representing the quantum algorithm, each row of the unitary matrix operator defining a superposition of basis state vectors for transforming input states to output states. The encoding also includes recording rows of the unitary matrix operator by applying, to a volume holographic element, a combination of an ith one of n reference waves and a superposition of n signal waves defined by the superposition defined in an ith row of the unitary matrix operator. The n signal waves are a first set of n plane waves lying on a first conical surface having a first half angle and the n reference waves are a second set of n plane waves lying on a second conical surface, concentric with the first conical surface, with a second half angle different that the first half angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Warner A. Miller, Grigoriy Kreymerman, Paul M. Alsing
  • Publication number: 20150080458
    Abstract: The subject invention provides materials and methods useful in safely and effectively preventing pathological proliferation of blood vessels. The prevention of the over-proliferation of blood vessels according to the subject invention is particularly advantageous for treatment of certain ocular conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and diabetic retinopathy. In preferred embodiments, the subject invention provides materials and methods for effective treatment of pathological ocular neovascularization using gene therapy. In a specific embodiment the materials and methods of the subject invention can be used to treat AMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janet C. Blanks, Howard M. Prentice, C. Kathleen Dorey
  • Patent number: 8917395
    Abstract: An imaging or sensor system comprises a transmitter assembly, a receiver assembly and a control unit. The transmitter assembly defines an outgoing optical beam transmission path with respect to a target surface and the receiver assembly defines a return optical signal transmission path from the target surface. Each of the paths includes transmission through or reflection from at least one microdisplay device comprising a plurality of controllable elements for selective placement in a transmit mode for transmission of light along the transmission paths. A control unit selectively places the microdisplay device elements in the transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventors: Fraser Dalgleish, Anni Dalgleish, Bing Ouyang
  • Patent number: 8822707
    Abstract: Sulfonate leaving groups include a cation chelating moiety, e.g. a polyether or crown ether. The chelating moiety stabilizes the sulfonate leaving group by forming a complex with a cation of a cation-nucleophile combination. The stabilized leaving group is more easily displaced under many conditions than are standard arylsulfonate leaving groups such as the toxyl group. The chelating moiety also favors certain cations depending on the identity of the moiety thereby enhancing the reaction rate with nucleophilic salts containing the preferred cation. Use of the inventive leaving groups results in improved yields, decreased reaction times and improved product purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventor: Salvatore Lepore
  • Patent number: 8799017
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a syntactic component for retrieving records corresponding to an individual and analyzing the records to assess a condition for the individual; a user interface for capturing interaction data that is associated with an encounter between the individual and a service provider; and a semantic component for comparing the interaction data to interaction criteria, where an action plan for the individual is generated based at least in part on the assessed condition and the comparison of the interaction data to the interaction criteria. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventors: Marilyn E. Parker, Abhijit Pandya, Sam Hsu, Shihong Huang
  • Publication number: 20140204385
    Abstract: A sensing system is provided that includes a transmitter assembly with a light source and a microdisplay device, wherein the transmitter assembly defines an optical beam transmission path to provide illumination of a substantially one-dimensional (1D) region of a target area, the microdisplay device comprising a plurality of controllable elements for causing the illumination to be a substantially 1D pattern of light along the 1D region. The system further includes a receiver assembly for defining a return optical signal transmission path from the 1D region and collecting return optical signals from the 1D region. The system also includes a processing component for generating sensor information associated with the 1D region by processing the return optical signals from the 1D region with return optical signals from adjacent 1D regions using a distributed compressive sensing (DCS) technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bing OUYANG, Fraser DALGLEISH, Anni DALGLEISH
  • Patent number: 8785413
    Abstract: The subject invention provides materials and methods useful in safely and effectively preventing pathological proliferation of blood vessels. The prevention of the over-proliferation of blood vessels according to the subject invention is particularly advantageous for treatment of certain ocular conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and diabetic retinopathy. In preferred embodiments, the subject invention provides materials and methods for effective treatment of pathological ocular neovascularization using gene therapy. In a specific embodiment the materials and methods of the subject invention can be used to treat AMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University Research Corporation
    Inventors: Janet C. Blanks, Howard M. Prentice, C. Kathleen Dorey
  • Publication number: 20140200226
    Abstract: Novel compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of malaria are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: Florida Atlantic University, University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Debopam Chakrabarti, Amy Wright
  • Publication number: 20140198845
    Abstract: A method for producing compressed video signals representative of a sequence of video frames, including the following steps: determining the value of a temporal variation parameter between successive frames, or portions thereof, of the sequence of frames; determining when the temporal variation parameter meets a predetermined criterion and indexing the frame transitions where the criterion is met; and digitally encoding the sequence of frames with relative reduction of the bitrate for at least a portion of the earlier-occurring frame of each indexed transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventors: Hari Kalva, Velibor Adzic
  • Publication number: 20140192388
    Abstract: Encoding of quantum algorithm and devices therefrom are provided. The encoding includes receiving a unitary matrix operator representing the quantum algorithm, each row of the unitary matrix operator defining a superposition of basis state vectors for transforming input states to output states. The encoding also includes recording rows of the unitary matrix operator by applying, to a volume holographic element, a combination of an ith one of n reference waves and a superposition of n signal waves defined by the superposition defined in an ith row of the unitary matrix operator. The n signal waves are a first set of n plane waves lying on a first conical surface having a first half angle and the n reference waves are a second set of n plane waves lying on a second conical surface, concentric with the first conical surface, with a second half angle different that the first half angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventors: Warner A. Miller, Grigoriy Kreymerman, Paul M. Alsing
  • Publication number: 20140174373
    Abstract: The subject invention provides methods for producing cultured pearls in gastropods, such as the queen conch, Strombus gigas, and other gastropod species (e.g., families Strombidae, Haliotididae and Volutidae), with high success rates. The subject invention also provides cultured pearls produced by the methods as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: HECTOR ACOSTA-SALMON, MEGAN DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8707902
    Abstract: The subject invention provides methods for producing cultured pearls in gastropods, such as the queen conch, Strombus gigas, and other gastropod species (e.g., families Strombidae, Haliotididae and Volutidae), with high success rates. The subject invention also provides cultured pearls produced by the methods as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University Research Corporation
    Inventors: Héctor Acosta-Salmón, Megan Davis
  • Patent number: 8691801
    Abstract: Manzamine compounds have been discovered to decrease cell dissociation and cell migration associated with the metastatic potential of cancer cells and a restoration of cancer cell susceptibility to agents, such as TRAIL, which can induce apoptosis. Specifically, Manzamine A has a formerly unrecognized utility in both blocking tumor cell invasion and tumor metastasis as well in restoring cancer cell susceptibility to standard chemotherapeutic agents which induce apoptosis and, therefore, has utility in treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Esther A. Guzman, Jacob D. Johnson, Amy E. Wright
  • Patent number: 8644812
    Abstract: A method for controlling operation of an active mobile communication device, including the following steps: performing a first determination of whether the device is in a moving vehicle at a relevant location; performing a second determination of whether the user of the device is the vehicle operator; and producing a risk indication signal as a function of the first and second determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventor: Daniel Raviv