Patents Assigned to New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Patent number: 10377765
    Abstract: An AB monomer, useful for the production of condensation polymers, wherein the AB monomer has the structure: A-X-C-Y-B; wherein A is reactive carbonyl derivative of carboxylic acids; Y is a bisanhydrohexitol unit derived from the group consisting of isosorbide, isoidide and isomannide; X is selected from the group consisting of: aromatic rings, including 1,4-phenylene, 1,3-phenylene, 2,6-naphthalene 2,7-naphthalene, and substituted derivatives thereof; heterocycles including, 2,5-furan, 2,5-thiophene, substituted 2,5-furan and substituted 2,5-thiophene; and saturated or unsaturated aliphatic chains; B is OH; and C is selected from the group consisting of ether oxygen, a sulfide, and an amine, wherein the amine is NH or NR wherein R is C1 to C6, attaching X to Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael Jaffe, Willis Hammond, Xianhong Feng, Anthony East
  • Patent number: 10364251
    Abstract: An AB monomer, useful for the production of condensation polymers, wherein the AB monomer has the structure: A—X—C—Y—B; wherein A is a carboxylic acid or ester or reactive carbonyl derivative, Y is a bisanhydrohexitol unit derived from isosorbide, isoidide or isomannide; X is selected from the group consisting of aromatic rings, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycles, and saturated or unsaturated aliphatic chains; and B is OH and C is an ester carbonyl link with the carbon attached to X and the oxygen attached to Y, and wherein the AB monomer is at least about 98% pure endo-substituted bisanhydrohexitol derivative or an at least about 98% pure exo-substituted bisanhydrohexitol derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Anthony East, Willis Hammond, Michael Jaffe, Xianhong Feng
  • Publication number: 20190224731
    Abstract: Methods of removing dioxane and optionally one or more CAHs such as 1,1-DCE, cis-1,2-DCE, trans-1,2-DCE, 1,2-DCA, 1,1-DCA, VC, and TCE from a liquid medium contaminated therewith include applying a feedstream of propane to the liquid medium in the presence of at least one propanotrophic bacteria strain selected from Azoarcus sp. DD4 (DD4) and Mycobacterium sp. DT1 (DT1). Propane, 1-propanol and/or 1-butanol may be employed as substrates in the bioaugmentation of the propanotrophic bacteria strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mengyan Li, Daiyong Deng
  • Patent number: 10347389
    Abstract: This invention relates to a technique that uses an externally applied electric field to self-assemble monolayers of mixtures of particles into molecular-like hierarchical arrangements on fluid-liquid interfaces. The arrangements consist of composite particles which are arranged in a pattern. The structure of a composite particle depends on factors such as the relative sizes of the particles and their polarizabilities, and the electric field intensity. If the particles sizes differ by a factor of two or more, the composite particle has a larger particle at its core and several smaller particles form a ring around it. The number of particles in the ring and the spacing between the composite particles depend on their polarizabilities and the electric field intensity. Approximately same sized particles form chains in which positively and negatively polarized particles alternate, and when their polarizabilities are comparable they form tightly packed crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Pushpendra Singh
  • Publication number: 20190201892
    Abstract: Improved diagnostic assemblies are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved and highly advantageous chip based diagnostic assemblies configured to detect human diseases (e.g., cancer) and/or pathogens, and related methods of use. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for consumable micro- or nano-fluidic chip based diagnostic assemblies having visual biosensors, with the diagnostic assemblies using continuous flow-based micro- or nano-fluidic channels and antibody-based immuno-complex designs. In certain embodiments, the diagnostic assembly includes a self-sustainable and operable chip (e.g., thumb-sized chip) that is configured to be deployed as a single use consumable with a direct all-or-none readout as an output to satisfy a point of screening method to screen a population.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Hackensack University Medical Center
    Inventors: Eon Soo Lee, Bharath Babu Nunna, K. Stephen Suh
  • Patent number: 10335342
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for vision therapy. In exemplary embodiments a visual therapy game can be rendered on one or more displays and the visual therapy game can be controlled by eye movements of the user. Visual stimuli incorporated in the visual therapy game can be rendered to facilitate vergence eye movements for the treatment of binocular dysfunctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Tara Lynn Alvarez, John Vito D'Antonio-Bertagnolli, Robert Gioia, Mitchell Scheiman, Chang Yaramothu
  • Patent number: 10292058
    Abstract: Radio-over-fiber (ROF) antenna extender systems and methods are disclosed for high speed train communications which utilize cellular networks as backhauls to avoid the expensive capital expenditure involved in providing broadband Internet services in high speed trains. Employing ROF technology, on-roof antennas are deployed in strategic configurations to address the drawbacks of utilizing cellar networks as backhauls. The systems and methods provide broadband Internet service to a train and include a plurality of antennas mounted to an exterior of the train and operable to communicate with a cellular network, wireless access points mounted to the train, and a control system operably coupled to the plurality of antennas and to the wireless access points, wherein the control system is operable to receive and process data received from the plurality of antennas and the one wireless access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nirwan Ansari, Tao Han
  • Publication number: 20190118143
    Abstract: Radiative heating and radiative feed modification systems and methods using microwave, radio frequency, magnetic field and ultrasound in membrane separation processes including membrane distillation (MD), reverse osmosis, forward osmosis and pervaporation are disclosed. Membrane distillation systems include at least one MD module, the MD module having at least one membrane, a feed inlet operable to receive a feed media and a feed outlet, and a radiative energy source operable to apply radiation to a feed media entering the feed inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Somenath Mitra, Sagar Roy
  • Patent number: 10257719
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for wireless typology discovery for train backbone networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: CRRC ZHUZHOU INSTITUTE CO., LTD., NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jianghua Feng, Yu Liu, Osvaldo Simeone, Jun Tang, Zheng Wen, Alexander M. Haimovich, MengChu Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190099373
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved film based pharmaceutical products containing uniformly distributed drug or active agent particles (e.g., to achieve improved/excellent dissolution control including enhancing dissolution and bioavailability and/or product uniformity). More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved systems/methods for fabricating film based pharmaceutical products by utilizing higher surface modified micronized drug or active agent powders and film forming precursors and drying methods that accomplish improved/efficient drying and provide improved/excellent content uniformity of active pharmaceutical agents in the fabricated film based pharmaceutical products. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for an easier means of directly incorporating dry micronized poorly water-soluble drugs or active agent particles (e.g., fenofibrate (“FNB”)) into films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Rajesh N. Dave, Lu Zhang, Guluzar Gorkem, Eylul Cetindag
  • Publication number: 20190088152
    Abstract: A rehabilitation system is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the rehabilitation system comprises a first computer terminal accessible by a first user, the first computer terminal having a memory for storing instructions including a game for rehabilitation of at least one of the first user's shoulder, elbow, wrist, or fingers; a sensor for detecting motion of the first user's hand as the first user is playing the game; a second computer terminal that displays the game in real-time on the second computer terminal as the first user is playing the game on the first computer terminal, and wherein a difficulty level of the game can be remotely adjusted from the second computer terminal; and a server that acquires rehabilitation data from the first computer terminal as the first user plays the game, and wherein the server permits access, on the second computer terminal, to the rehabilitation data collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Sergei Adamovich, Amanda Cronce, Qinyin Qiu, Jigna Patel, Gerard Fluet, Alma Merians
  • Publication number: 20190083945
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for manufacturing nanobubbles are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a nanobubble generator system includes a medium, wherein in the medium is a liquid medium or a semi-liquid medium. A device is immersed in the medium. The device includes a ceramic membrane having a first surface and an opposing second surface, and pores extending through the membrane from the first surface to the second surface, and a hydrophobic porous coating layer disposed on the first surface of the membrane. The system includes a gas source for providing a gas to the medium. In operation, the gas enters pores on the second surface of the membrane and exits the coating layer in the form of nanobubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Wen Zhang, Taha Marhaba, Ahmed Khaled Abdella Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20190072582
    Abstract: A liquid cell for in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurement of a sample during filtration is provided. The liquid cell includes a cantilever probe; a cantilever holder to position the probe near a surface of a sample (e.g., a filtration membrane); a liquid cell housing provided to hold the sample and comprising an opening at the top; an upper part; a lower part; an internal cavity to contain a fluid; a fluid inlet passage located in the upper part; a first fluid outlet passage located in the upper part; and a second fluid outlet passage located in the lower part. A method of in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurement of a sample during filtration in a liquid by using the liquid cell described herein is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Wen Zhang, Wanyi Fu
  • Publication number: 20190060155
    Abstract: A control system and method for an exoskeleton is provided. The control system utilizes the admittance control paradigm to provide a system and method for manipulating the exoskeleton using minimal force from the user. A force/torque sensor and servo motors are fitted onto a passive arm support, enabling motorized support for a user with upper extremity weaknesses. The exoskeleton may be used on any extremity. The admittance control paradigm includes an impedance control and an admittance control to allow a user with upper extremity weakness and limited independence to intuitively and with minimal force control the precise trajectory of their arms to achieve a greater degree of independence in activities of daily living. Unlike existing passive arm supports that utilize springs or rubber bands to balance the user's arm against gravity, this system provides more precise gravity compensation and minimizes the amount of force required to control the exoskeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Madeline Corrigan, Richard Foulds
  • Patent number: 10202762
    Abstract: Window or curtain wall assemblies and concealed window fastening assemblies are disclosed. Each window panel includes two layers of glass or other material separated by a spacing mullion, which lines the perimeter of the window panel to create a sealed chamber. The depth of the sealed chamber between the two layers is variable to accommodate either thermal requirements, vertical and horizontal structural loads, or both. The chamber reduces heat loss due to convection allowing it to outperform current double or triple glazing window walls. Each chamber can connect through tubes to allow for air or gas transfer to enhance thermal performance and create the potential for other functional and aesthetic effects. When the window panels are assembled, the latching mechanism structurally unifies each panel to become a single monolithic surface that can also account for thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Darius Sollohub, Ha Pham
  • Patent number: 10197563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a three-dimensional (3-D) in vitro model for studying and subsequently treating cancer dormancy. The model is specifically useful in studying breast cancer and may be used for drug discovery because it maintains the breast cancer cells in a dormant state, unlike conventional two-dimensional (2-D) tissue culture plastic (TCP). Tumor-forming breast cancers cells were seeded on the 3-D model scaffolds and remained viable without proliferation. They also express stem cell markers typical for dormant cells. Dormant breast cancer cells also maintain their phenotype when seeded on the 3-D model unlike conventional 2-D models. The 3-D model includes a fibrous polycaprolactone with 30 wt. % hydroxyapatite. The 3-D model mimics the structure of bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersry
    Inventors: Treena Lynne Arinzeh, Pranela Rameshwar, Khadidiatou T. Guiro
  • Patent number: 10161876
    Abstract: Polydiacetylenes (PDAs) and PDA/ZnO nanocomposites based on the monomers: 10,12-pentacosadiynoic acid (PCDA), 10,12-tricosadiynoic acid (TCDA) and 10,12-docosadiynedioic acid (DCDA) monomers are chromatic chemical sensing agents for selected organic liquids. Thermochromically reversible compositions include PCDA and nanosize ZnO having a particle size range less than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aide Wu, Zafar Iqbal, John Federici
  • Patent number: 10153892
    Abstract: Low-complexity asynchronous wireless sensing and communication architecture is disclosed for low power wireless sensors. Schemes are based on asynchronous digital communications and Ultra-Wideband impulse radios. In asynchronous radio, combination of frequency-shift-keying (FSK) and on-off-keying (OOK) to remove clock synchronization is applied. Improved asynchronous non-coherent transmitters and receivers achieve both low power and low complexity while seamlessly combined with asynchronous level-crossing modulation. Both uncoded and coded asynchronous communication may be utilized. Coded asynchronous communication may use error correction. Forward error correction schemes for asynchronous sensor communication are utilized where dominant errors consist of pulse deletions and insertions, and where instantaneous encoding takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Arrowhead Center—New Mexico State University
    Inventors: Joerg Kliewer, Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 10131755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the formation of virtually defect-free monolayers of particles with long-range order. The technique involves assembling the monolayer of particles on the interface between a solidifiable liquid and a fluid, which can be air or another liquid, ordering the particles using an electric field and then solidifying the former, e.g., by applying UV light. The monolayer becomes embedded on the surface of the solidified film. The monolayers can be coated onto the surface of materials to optimize their mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Pushpendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10116000
    Abstract: A chemical process to formulate conductive ink with low sintering temperature for inkjet printing is described and shown. The application of fabricated flexible conductive film on lithium ion batteries is also described. This chemical method and composition can remove the oxidation on metallic nanoparticle surface during ink fabrication and sintering processes. Etched metallic ions in the conductive ink are reduced and particles bridged while annealing printed patterns to achieve low temperature sintering at about 350° C. The chemical process can be applied on nickel materials that are excellent current collectors for lithium ion batteries due to high chemical stability especially at high charging-discharging potential of less than 3 Volts. Thermal decomposition and chemical reduction of silver salts are two methods disclosed for particle-free silver ink. Surfactant additive further make silver film more uniform and easier to be sintered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: John Francis Federici, Yuan Gu, Aide Wu