Patents Assigned to Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10547011
    Abstract: Printed poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) organometallic halide Perovskite (Pero) optoelectronic devices, including light emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated on both rigid indium tin oxide (ITO)/glass and flexible carbon nanotube (CNTs)/polymer substrates using a composite thin film of PEO and Br-Pero as the light-emitting layer. Method of manufacturing Printed poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) organometallic halide Perovskite (Pero) optoelectronic devices performed in an environment at a temperature of about 25° C. and a relative humidity between about 70% and 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhibin Yu, Sri Ganesh Rohit Bade, Xin Shan, Junqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10522736
    Abstract: Thermally stable piezoelectric polymer foams (ferroelectrets) with high piezoelectric activity for sensing and actuation. The invention further includes a method of fabricating such foams in an environmentally friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Changchun Zeng, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 10515749
    Abstract: A protection system capable of safely quenching a high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnet coil. The protection circuit provides for a frequency loss induced quench design that advances the protection technology for HTS magnet coils and provides a protection system that is capable of quickly distributing the heat energy uniformly in all the coil sections when a localized hot-spot is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick D. Noyes, Kikelomo Ijagbemi
  • Patent number: 10505236
    Abstract: A device and method of generating an electrical potential including an electrochemical cell, and at least one heat source, cooling source or both. The electrochemical cell includes an anode and a cathode connected by a polymer electrolyte layer, preferably a dry polymer electrolyte layer. The heat source, if present, is placed in direct thermal contact with one of the anode or cathode, while the cooling source, if present, is placed in direct thermal contact with one of the anode or cathode not in contact with the heat source. The resulting temperature differential between the anode and cathode induces a concentration gradient between the anode and the cathode generating the electrical potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel T. Hallinan
  • Patent number: 10503475
    Abstract: Unpredictable random numbers are used to provide the parameter values and seeds for a parameterized random number generator, thereby providing forensic reproducibility of a simulation. The values generated unpredictably to provide the parameters and seeds for the random number generator are stored so that the same random numbers can be utilized for a subsequent computation in the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael V. Mascagni
  • Publication number: 20190357259
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhenghao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10479004
    Abstract: A novel material for producing auxetic foams is disclosed. The material comprises a multiphase, multicomponent polymer foam with a filler polymer having a carefully selected glass transition temperature. Novel methods for producing auxetic foams from the material are also disclosed that consistently, reliably and quickly produce auxetic polyurethane foam at about room temperature (25° C.). This technology overcomes challenging issues in the large-scale production of auxetic PU foams, such as unfavorable heat-transmission problem and harmful organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Changchun Zeng, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 10449213
    Abstract: A therapeutically effective composition for treating Alzheimer's disease includes a pharmaceutically acceptable dosage form comprising melatonin, resveratrol, EGCG, and vitamin B12 combined in a therapeutically effective amount. A combinatorial treatment method for Alzheimer's disease includes administering to a human having Alzheimer's disease a therapeutically effective combination of melatonin, resveratrol, EGCG, and vitamin B12. A method of treating Alzheimer's disease includes administering to a human having Alzheimer's disease a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable dosage form comprising melatonin, resveratrol, EGCG, and vitamin B12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Ewa Anna Bienkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10450641
    Abstract: Methods of pre-densifying a metal wire containing superconductor materials are provided. Superconductor materials containing the pre-densified wires also are provided. The wires may be pre-densified by subjecting a metal wire that includes one or more filament cavities in which a superconductor precursor powder is disposed to a temperature and a first pressure for a time sufficient to densify the superconductor precursor powder to form a pre-densified metal wire, wherein the temperature is less than the melting point of the superconductor precursor powder, and the first pressure is sufficient, at the temperature, to compress at least a portion of the metal wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxime R. Matras, Eric Hellstrom, Ulf Trociewitz, Jianyi Jiang, David Larbalestier
  • Publication number: 20190296629
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a high temperature superconducting (HTS) synchronous machine having a rotating armature and methods for fabricating the same. The HTS synchronous machines described herein solve the rotating seal system complications which plague conventional HTS synchronous machines by eliminating entirely the need for any such system. Instead, it is proposed here to rotate the AC armature windings, which are stationary (i.e., normally the “stator”) in conventional HTS synchronous machines, while allowing the superconducting field windings to remain stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Lipo
  • Patent number: 10421738
    Abstract: Provided herein are cyclodecynes, including chiral cyclodecynes, and methods of making cyclodecynes. The methods may include providing a 1,1?-biaryl compound substituted independently at the 2-position and the 2?-position with a hydroxyl or an amino group; and contacting the 1,1?-biaryl compound with a protected but-2-yne-1,4-diol to form the cyclodecyne.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Michael Harris, Igor V. Alabugin
  • Patent number: 10422051
    Abstract: Single crystals of the new semiconducting oxychalcogenide phase were synthesized using a novel crystal growth method. The crystals had low defects and homogeneous composition as characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. Heat capacity and resistivity measurements were in agreement with the calculated band structure calculations indicating semiconductivity, with a band gap of about 3 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Whalen, Theo Siegrist
  • Patent number: 10393631
    Abstract: A method for extracting protein from a fat sample is described comprising the steps of separating solidified fat and solid residues from a centrifuged mixture of protein, fat, other solid materials and aqueous solution of phosphate buffered saline to form an aqueous phase containing the protein. The aqueous phase is then filtered through a filter to separate a clear protein extract from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10393156
    Abstract: A method of controlling a fluid flow using momentum and/or vorticity injections. Actively controlling an actuator allows for direct, precise, and independent control of the momentum and swirl entering into the fluid system. The perturbations are added to the flow field in a systematic mater providing tunable control input, thereby modifying behavior thereof in a predictable manner to improve the flow characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Taira, Farrukh Alvi, Phillip Munday
  • Patent number: 10395805
    Abstract: The present invention provides for polycrystalline superconducting permanent magnets which are synthesized of doped superconducting (AE) Fe2As2 compounds, where AE denotes an alkaline earth metal, such as Ba, Sr, Mg or Ca. The superconducting permanent magnets of the present invention can be magnetized in their superconducting state by induced currents, resulting in trapped magnetization that scales with the size of the bulk material. The magnitude of the trapped field has been demonstrated to be over 1 T and is predicted to be over 10 T if the technology is scaled, which is much higher than the capabilities of permanent magnets and other superconducting polycrystalline bulks currently known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc., Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Jeremy Weiss, Akiyasu Yamamoto, Eric Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 10386326
    Abstract: Flexible electrical devices are provided that include a coated inner carbon nanotube electrode that has an exterior surface, an outer carbon nanotube electrode disposed on the exterior surface of the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode, and an overlap region in which the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode and the outer carbon nanotube electrode overlap one another, in which the device has a fiber-like geometry and first and second electrode ends. Methods are provided for fabricating an electrical component that includes a flexible electrical component having a fiber-like geometry and includes carbon nanotube electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Smithyman, Zhiyong Liang
  • Patent number: 10384393
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of manufacturing a ceramic article. The methods may include providing a liquid-state pre-ceramic polymer component, disposing the liquid-state pre-ceramic polymer component on a support, curing the liquid-state pre-ceramic polymer component, and subjecting the pre-ceramic polymer to pyrolysis. Apparatuses and systems for manufacturing a ceramic article also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengying Xu, Amanda Schrand
  • Patent number: 10386305
    Abstract: A sensor that can be used for real time monitoring of load and structural health in engineering structures is provided. The sensor may include a patch with a portion of an optical fiber embedded therein. There may also be triboluminescent materials dispersed within the patch, on and/or near the portions of the optical fiber embedded in the patch. There may be micro-excitors located in proximity to the triboluminescent materials and on the surface of the optical fiber. Loading events and/or damage to the monitored structure may result in a triboluminescent emission from the triboluminescent material that can be guided via the optical fiber. Analysis of the triboluminescent emission may provide information on the magnitude of the applied load as well as the occurrence, severity and location of damage in the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Okenwa Okoli, David Olawale
  • Publication number: 20190252097
    Abstract: Described is a magnetocaloric regenerator comprising one or more materials containing cobalt, manganese and boron and optionally carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: BASF SE, The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary P. TENER, Mykola ABRAMCHUK, Xiaoyan TAN, Michael SHATRUK, Sumohan MISRA, Daniel BARRERA-MEDRANO
  • Patent number: 10357763
    Abstract: A method for separating a homogeneous catalyst from a solution includes forming a host-guest compound between a first isomer of the catalyst and inclusion compound in the solution and isolating the host-guest compound from the solution. The catalyst may be released from the inclusion compound by converting the first isomer of the catalyst to a second isomer of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoyong Chung