Patents Assigned to North Carolina State University
  • Patent number: 11189774
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve processes or systems for creating various high-temperature superconductive structures or materials. For example, a method can involve depositing a first layer of boron and a second layer of un-doped amorphous carbon on a substrate. The un-doped amorphous carbon is ferromagnetic. The first layer of boron and the second layer of un-doped amorphous carbon are melted by a laser pulse to form a melted boron-doped amorphous carbon. The melted boron-doped amorphous carbon is quenched to create a quenched boron-doped amorphous carbon that is diamagnetic and superconducting. The quenched melted boron-doped amorphous carbon includes a mixture of sp3 bonded carbon atoms and sp2 bonded carbon atoms and a superconducting transition temperature of the quenched boron-doped amorphous carbon is much higher than diamond and increases based on a boron concentration. Undoped Q-carbon is ferromagnetic with Curie temperature above 500K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Jagdish Narayan
  • Patent number: 11178557
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for realizing cross-domain (wireless radio and wired core networks) and cross-layer (physical, media access control, and network) functionalities for multi-service converged 5G and beyond (5G&B) infrastructure. A virtual network can be determined that slices across domains and layers of a communication network. Data flow rates and routing solutions for the virtual network can be determined. Examples of controlling resources of a software-defined network (SDN) to achieve the data flow rates and the routing solutions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Shih-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 11172699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition having polyphenols, protein and a final moisture content of at least about 0.1% by weight and methods of making the same. In some aspects, a composition of the invention includes about 5% to about 40% polyphenols by weight and about 60% to about 90% protein by weight. In other aspects, methods of producing compositions including polyphenols and protein are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, SINNOVATEK, INC.
    Inventors: Mary Ann Lila, Josip Simunovic, Michael Druga, Amanda Vargochik
  • Patent number: 11155823
    Abstract: The invention relates to the methods for modifying the methylation pattern of bacteriophage DNA and phagemid DNA and to methods for selective killing of bacteria using lysogenic bacteriophages comprising bacteriophage DNA or phagemid DNA comprising components of an engineered CRISPR-Cas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chase Lawrence Beisel, Ahmed Abdelshafy Mahmoud Gomaa, Michelle Luo
  • Patent number: 11140843
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N?-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in Nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for cytochrome P450s that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. Expression cassettes, vectors, plants, and plant parts thereof comprising inhibitory sequences that target expression or function of the disclosed cytochrome P450 polypeptides are also provided. Methods for the use of these novel sequences to inhibit expression or function of cytochrome P450 polypeptides involved in this metabolic conversion are also provided. The methods find use in the production of tobacco products that have reduced levels of nornicotine and its carcinogenic metabolite, NNN, and thus reduced carcinogenic potential for individuals consuming these tobacco products or exposed to secondary smoke derived from these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: North Carolina State University, University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Dewey, Balazs Siminszky, Steven W. Bowen, Lily Gavilano
  • Patent number: 11131995
    Abstract: Various autonomous aquatic herbicide application vessels are described. In one embodiment, a system for aquatic herbicide application includes an aquatic vessel, a propulsion system to propel the aquatic vessel over a body of water, a holding container to hold a substance, a substance applicator to apply the substance to the body of water, and a controller. The controller can include a control processor configured to navigate the aquatic vessel using the propulsion system and apply the substance to the body of water using the substance applicator. According to one embodiment, the system includes a global positioning system to determine a geographic location of the system and a memory to store a route for application of the substance in the body of water. Further, the controller is configured to autonomously control the propulsion system to track the route based on changes in the geographic location of the system over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Robert Jeryl Richardson, Jr., Steve Thomas Hoyle, Justin Jerome Nawrocki
  • Patent number: 11119165
    Abstract: Aspects of photonic band gap resonators for magnetic resonance are described. In one example, an apparatus includes a 1D structure having a plurality of layers. A respective thickness of the individual layers is one-quarter of a respective wavelength of a target magnetic resonance frequency within the individual layers of the plurality of layers, or a multiple thereof. A first layer has a first dielectric constant, and a second layer that is adjacent to the first layer has a second dielectric constant. A defect includes a sample. The defect has a thickness that is approximately up to one-half of a wavelength of the target magnetic resonance frequency within the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University Office of Research Commercialization
    Inventors: Alexander Nevzorov, Alexej I. Smirnov, Sergey Milikisiyants
  • Patent number: 11110168
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to nanoparticles, controlled-release dosage forms, and methods for the administration of an immunotherapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zhen Gu, Chao Wang, Yanqi Ye
  • Patent number: 11108235
    Abstract: A power electronic converter can utilize exemplary double synchronous unified virtual oscillator control (DSUVOC) logic or circuitry to convert direct current to alternating current that is input into a power grid. An exemplary DSUVOC controller of the present disclosure includes a double synchronous space vector oscillator component, a sequence extraction component, a fault detection component, a pre-synchronization component, a virtual impedance component, a terminal voltage compensation component, and/or an active damping component, wherein the double synchronous unified virtual oscillator controller is capable of controlling a grid following or a grid forming power electronic converter enabling synchronization and fault ride-through under both balanced and unbalanced conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: M A Awal, Iqbal Husain
  • Patent number: 11096893
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glucose-sensitive drug delivery systems including polymeric shell encapsulating an active agent. Upon exposure to a sufficient concentration of glucose, the shell is ruptured, releasing the active agent for absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Zhen Gu, Jicheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20210238695
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for detecting a high-risk phenotype of a mast cell tumor (MCT) in a biological sample from a mammal, preferably a dog. Kits, PCR probes and primers to detect high-risk MCT are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Matthew Breen
  • Patent number: 11078302
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming (co)polymers from polymerizable compositions, the methods comprising irradiating the polymerizable compositions with light, wherein the polymerizable compositions comprise a polymerization initiator having an absorption band and exhibiting triplet-triplet annihilation up-conversion and a monomer. Also disclosed herein are methods of additive manufacturing using the methods of forming (co)polymers described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Felix N. Castellano, Nancy Awwad, Anh Thy Bui
  • Patent number: 11077758
    Abstract: Disclosed are a vehicle control unit (VCU) and an operation method thereof that calculate a speed variation of a vehicle based on input information, predict an average speed of the vehicle based on the calculated speed variation, generate a first speed profile based on the predicted average speed, and generate a second speed profile by applying speed noise information to the first speed profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Daebong Jung, Mo-Yuen Chow, Habiballah Rahimi Eichi, Jinyong Jeon
  • Publication number: 20210230779
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric formed by a warp knitting machine includes a first knitted portion formed using a first knitting sequence in a machine direction, the first knitted portion formed of a set of continuous textile strands, and a second knitted portion formed of the set of continuous textile strands using a second knitting sequence in the machine direction, the second knitted portion comprising at least two strips extending lengthwise in the machine direction and detached from one another along their lengthwise edges. The first knitted portion and the second knitted portion alternate sequentially in the machine direction. The second knitting sequence differs from the first knitting sequence in that at least one cross connecting stitch is dropped to form the at least two strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: Duke University, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Howard Levinson, James Brian Davis, Don Ward, Jon Rust
  • Patent number: 11058902
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating disorders associated with intestinal barrier dysfunction and increased intestinal permeability. The invention involves administering an effective amount larazotide or a larazotide derivative to a subject or a patient in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: 9 METERS BIOPHARMA, INC., NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jay P. Madan, Anthony Blikslager, Sandeep Laumas
  • Patent number: 11063579
    Abstract: A circuit for testing an electronic component, such as a transformer, includes at least two power supplies and at least two H bridge circuits. A first H bridge circuit is conductively coupled in parallel to a first power supply. A second H bridge circuit is conductively coupled in parallel to a second power supply. The second H bridge circuit includes one or more anti-series diodes for preventing current from the first power supply from passing through the second H bridge circuit to the second power supply. The first H bridge circuit and the second H bridge circuit are configured to conductively couple to the electronic component for providing a voltage with a predefined waveform to the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Richard B. Beddingfield, Subhashish Bhattacharya, David Storelli
  • Patent number: 11063534
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and devices for providing power conversion between a direct current (DC) source and an alternating current (AC) power grid. According to one embodiment, a power converter device includes a transformer having a first winding and a second winding. The power converter device further includes zero voltage switch circuitry and zero current switch circuitry. The zero voltage switch circuitry is electrically coupled to the first winding, and configured to be electrically coupled to a DC voltage source via a first port and a second port. The zero current switch circuitry is electrically coupled to the second winding of the transformer and configured to be electrically coupled with an AC power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Wensong Yu, Iqbal Husain
  • Patent number: PP33229
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX4’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit and fragrant pink flowers. The new variety is a Viburnum, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33272
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Berberis plant named ‘NCBT2’ is disclosed, characterized by a semi-compact rounded habit, reddish orange to moderate red spring foliage, deep red to vivid red exterior summer foliage and yellow green interior foliage. The new variety is a Berberis, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33479
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX2’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact, globose habit, and glossy, dark evergreen leaves. ‘NCVX2’ produces abundant white flowers in the Spring followed by showy blue fruit. The new variety is a Viburnum, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch