Patents Assigned to Florida State University
  • Patent number: 11020054
    Abstract: Splints for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes are disclosed. In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a splint system for diagnostic and/or therapeutic functions for a patient with a vascular impairment. In one embodiment, the splint system includes a splint having: a leg supporting portion and a foot supporting portion, that are configured to support and secure the leg and foot of the patient; a locally and/or remotely controllable portion for setting a dorsiflexion angle of the foot of the patient, including electrical and/or mechanical controls and one or more actuators for setting of the dorsiflexion angle, for providing treatment to improve vascular function; and a plurality of physiological parameter sensors for measuring physiological parameters of the leg and/or foot of the patient, wherein the physiological parameters are associated with vascular function in the leg and/or foot of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Pritchard, Mina-Michael Barsoum, Judy Delp, Josh Maraj, Kazuki Hotta
  • Patent number: 11016452
    Abstract: A controller hardware in the loop (CHIL) interface is disclosed. The CHIL interface comprises software and hardware that redirects a signal flow, including modulation signals and measurements exchanged between controller logic and a power electronics converter (PEC), to a CHIL port. Accordingly, the CHIL port provides access to the controller logic, at a digital level, throughout phases of the controller's lifetime (i.e., design, installation, maintenance, upgrade). Thus, the CHIL interface facilitates the use of PEC simulators for testing. The CHIL interface can detach the actual PEC from the control logic so testing can be performed with or without an operating PEC and can avoid the need for dedicated and error prone signal conditioning circuitry that is external to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steurer, Karl Schoder, Mark Stanovich, James Langston
  • Patent number: 11008234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a metal or metalloid ion-contaminated liquid are provided. The method may include (i) feeding the metal or metalloid ion-contaminated liquid into a bioelectrochemical reactor containing a bacteria selected by the cathode to produce extracellular metal or metalloid nanoparticles; and (ii) operating the bioelectrochemical reactor anaerobically to reduce the metal or metalloid ions in the metal or metalloid ion-contaminated liquid to extracellular metal or metalloid nanoparticles. The method may further include separating the metal or metalloid nanoparticles from the bacteria with no energy input. A bioelectrochemical reactor system for production of extracellular metal and metalloid nanoparticles may include a bioelectrochemical reactor, a separation device, and a tangential flow filtration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Youneng Tang, Gang Chen
  • Patent number: 11011834
    Abstract: Metamaterials are provided that may include a first substrate including a high temperature dielectric material, and a first array of conductive resonators arranged on the first substrate. The conductive resonators may include a noble metal, a noble metal alloy, a high temperature ceramic semiconductor, or a combination thereof. Radomes including metamaterials also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengying Xu, Jonathan MacDonald
  • Patent number: 11011321
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy storage device includes an anode having a first mixture which includes a first plurality of electrically conductive carbon-comprising particles having a first average porosity, and lithium metal materials. The weight ratio of the first plurality of carbon-comprising and lithium metal materials is from 30:1 to 3:1. A cathode includes a second mixture having a second plurality of electrically conductive carbon-comprising particles having a second average porosity greater than the first average porosity, and lithium-intercalating metal oxide particles. The weight ratio of the second plurality of carbon-comprising and lithium-intercalating metal oxide particles is from 1:20 to 5:1. The weight ratio between the lithium metal materials loaded in the anode and the second plurality of carbon-comprising particles in the cathode is from 0.1-10%. An electrolyte physically and ionically contacts the anode and the cathode, and fills the pore volume in the anode, cathode and a porous separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Zheng, Junsheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 11004587
    Abstract: Linear actuators are disclosed. The linear actuator comprises a thruster and a stator. The thruster includes a thruster winding, and the stator includes a stator winding. The stator is disposed about the thruster. The linear actuator also includes a sheath disposed about the stator and the thruster. The thruster is configured to translate within the sheath relative to the stator upon application of an electrical current to the stator winding, the thruster winding, or a combination thereof. The stator winding and the thruster winding each comprise a nonpermanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Edrington, Hesan Vahedi, David Gonsoulin, Dallas Perkins
  • Patent number: 11000571
    Abstract: An example of the composition incudes at least one amino acid sequence from the octarepeat region of hemin that is modified by substituting at least one proline (P) residue in the amino acid sequence. The composition is effective to bind with hemin and for treating hemorrhagic injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Ewa Anna Bienkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20210123840
    Abstract: A tensile test fixture for quick testing of materials with low transverse strength and relatively high longitudinal strength. After the tensile test fixture is loaded into a universal testing machine, such as a two-part load frame, a first test specimen is aligned and tensile tested. Alignment of the first test specimen ensures that all consecutive test specimens are aligned within the tensile test fixture without further alignment required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
    Inventor: Raphael Kampmann
  • Patent number: 10991517
    Abstract: Transmission of low energy light is one of the primary loss mechanisms of a single junction solar cell. Molecular photon upconversion via triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC)—combining two or more low energy photons to generate a higher energy excited state—is an intriguing strategy to surpass this limit. The present disclosure is directed to self-assembled multilayers, e.g., bi- or trilayers, on metal oxide surfaces as a strategy to facilitate TTA-UC emission and demonstrate direct charge separation of the upconverted state. A three-fold enhancement in transient photocurrent is achieved at light intensities as low as two equivalent suns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Hanson, Sean Hill, Tristan Dilbeck
  • Patent number: 10988390
    Abstract: A reactor system for reacting liquid phase chemical species in a liquid includes a reactor vessel for containing the liquid phase and a gas phase. The reactor vessel can have a gas injection port, a gas exit port, and a liquid-gas interface location within the reactor vessel. A pulsed discharge cathode and anode are provided for creating a pulsed discharge electric field at the liquid-gas interface location. A pulsed discharge power supply delivers a pulsed power input to the pulsed discharge cathode and anode, and thereby creates a plasma comprising ions at the liquid-gas interface location. A secondary electric field source is provided for directing a secondary electric field transverse to the liquid-gas interface. The secondary electric field will drive some of the ions from the gas phase into the liquid phase to react with the liquid phase chemical species. A method for reacting a liquid phase chemical species is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Locke, Robert J. Wandell, Youneng Tang
  • Patent number: 10982121
    Abstract: Disclosed are terpolymer adhesives comprising three different repeating domains: a catechol containing domain, a zwitterionic domain, and a crosslinking domain. In specific examples, the polymer can contain a 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine (DOPA) segment which contains a catechol group, a poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (polySBMA), and poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate (PEGDMA) for light crosslinking. Alternatively, a photocleavable nitrobenzyloxycarbonyl containing crosslinker can be used. The disclosed polymers can be used as biomedical adhesives, such as to prevent leakage from the sutured intestinal tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Hoyong Chung
  • Patent number: 10986669
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a novel PRACH scheme based on an Analog Bloom Filter, in which user equipment is allowed to transmit multiple sequences to a base station, instead of only one sequence as is the case with the current LTE. A new decoding algorithm is disclosed, which copes with the unique challenges in the signal generated with ZC sequences, such as peak shifting and multiple peaks. In addition, when CFO can be removed the new scheme allows the UE to piggyback log 2 ? ? 7 bits of information along with the signal. Evaluation shows that the new scheme outperforms the existing PRACH of LTE by more than an order of magnitude in many cases, and therefore is a good candidate as the PRACH for future wireless networks (e.g., 5G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhenghao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10984934
    Abstract: An active quench protection system for a superconducting coil in a magnet includes a quench detector. An inductive heating device is configured to generate an electric field to inductively heat a portion of the superconducting coil. A processor can generate a quench signal responsive to the detection of a quench by the quench detector to cause the inductive heating device to generate the electric field to inductively heat a portion of the superconducting coil. A quench power source can supply a time varying current to the inductive heating device to generate the electric field responsive to a quench signal from the processor. A magnet and a method for the active quench protection of a superconducting coil in a magnet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: William Denis Markiewicz, Mark D. Bird
  • Patent number: 10969282
    Abstract: Devices, including wireless temperature sensors, are provided. The devices may include a patch including a conductive material, a substrate, and a ground plane. The devices may be used in the systems and methods provided herein to measure a temperature. The substrates of the devices may include a dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengying (Cheryl) Xu, Justin Daniel
  • Patent number: 10967587
    Abstract: Methods of forming composite materials, which may include filament winding two or more carbon nanotube yarns to form one or more material layers, contacting the yarns with a resin, and applying one or more stretching forces to the material layers. Composite materials also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Liang, Gerald Horne, Ayou Hao, Claire Jolowsky
  • Patent number: 10969311
    Abstract: A tensile test fixture for quick testing of materials with low transverse strength and relatively high longitudinal strength. After the tensile test fixture is loaded into a universal testing machine, such as a two-part load frame, a first test specimen is aligned and tensile tested. Alignment of the first test specimen ensures that all consecutive test specimens are aligned within the tensile test fixture without further alignment required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Raphael Kampmann
  • Patent number: 10955300
    Abstract: The present invention includes scalable and cost-effective auxetic foam sensors (AFS) created through conformably coating a thin conductive nanomaterial-sensing layer on a porous substrate having a negative Poisson's ratio. In general, the auxetic foam sensors possess multimodal sensing capability, such as large deformation sensing, small pressure sensing, shear/torsion sensing and vibration sensing and excellent robustness in humidity environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Changchun Zeng, Zhiyong Liang, Yan Li, Sida Luo, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 10947119
    Abstract: Provided are organic metal halide crystals having a 1D nanotube structure. The metal halide crystals may have a unit cell that includes two or more face-sharing metal halide dimers. The metal halide crystals also may include organic cations. Methods of forming metal halide crystals having a 1D nanotube structure also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Biwu Ma, Haoran Lin
  • Patent number: 10940188
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of compounds for the treatment or prevention of Flavivirus infections, such as Zika virus infections. Aspects of the invention include methods for treating or preventing Flavivirus virus infection, such as Zika virus infection, by administering a compound or class of compound disclosed herein, such as a niclosamide compound, an emricasan compound, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, a proteasome inhibitor, or a combination of two or more of the foregoing, to a subject in need thereof; methods for inhibiting Flavivirus infections such as Zika virus infections in a cell in vitro or in vivo; pharmaceutical compositions; packaged dosage formulations; and kits for treating or preventing Flavivirus infections, such Zika virus infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hengli Tang, Emily M. Lee, Yichen Cheng, Yi Zhou, Wei Zheng, Ruili Huang, Miao Xu, Wenwei Huang, Menghang Xia, Hongjun Song, Guo-Li Ming, Zhexing Wen
  • Patent number: 10927045
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of making composite materials. The methods may include infiltrating a carbon nanoscale fiber network with a ceramic precursor, curing the ceramic precursor, and/or pyrolyzing the ceramic precursor. The infiltrating, curing, and pyrolyzing steps may be repeated one or more times. Composite materials also are provided that include a ceramic material and carbon nanoscale fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Chengying Xu