Patents Assigned to Research Foundation of The City University of New York
  • Patent number: 9867542
    Abstract: A time reversal optical tomography (TROT) method for near-infrared (NM) diffuse optical imaging of targets embedded in a highly scattering turbid medium is presented. TROT combines the basic symmetry of time reversal invariance and subspace-based signal processing for retrieval of target location. The efficacy of TROT is tested using simulated data and data obtained from NIR imaging experiments on absorptive, scattering and fluorescent targets embedded in Intralipid-20% suspension in water, as turbid medium, as well as, a realistic cancerous model breast assembled using ex vivo human breast tissues with two embedded tumors. The results demonstrate the potential of TROT for detecting and locating small targets in a turbid medium, such as, breast tumors in early stages of growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Binlin Wu, Wei Cai, Swapan K. Gayen
  • Publication number: 20170368474
    Abstract: A method and device for extracting oil from food waste is disclosed. Food waste is introduced into an elongated cylinder that is immersed under hot water. A drive shaft is actuated that simultaneously presses the food waste against an interior wall and moves the food waste through the cylinder. The content of the cylinder is subjected to steam treatment using a steam inlet in the cylinder. The combination of hot water, steam treatment and pressing recovers a high content of oil from the food waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Pratt
  • Patent number: 9849101
    Abstract: A method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) is disclosed. The method comprising administering a phenoxyacyl-ethanolamide that causes the enhanced activity. The enhanced activity can have numerous effects on biological organisms including, for example, enhancing the growth of certain seedlings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Research Foundation of the City University of New York, The Curators of the University of Missouri, University of North Texas
    Inventors: George John, Subbiah Nagarajan, Kent Chapman, Lionel Faure, Peter Koulen
  • Patent number: 9844668
    Abstract: Improved neuromodulation control of neurological abnormalities associated with effector organs in vertebrate beings using direct current stimulation for modulating spinal cord excitability, having a peripheral-current supplying component for providing direct current peripheral nerve stimulation and a spinal-current supplying component providing direct current for spinal stimulation, and a controller managing such functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9845472
    Abstract: PVT1 exon 9 is overexpressed in aggressively tumorigenic prostate cancer cell lines and prostate tumor tissues. This exon provides a diagnostic tool for the detection and monitoring of aggressive prostate cancer. Several small interfering ribonucleic acids (siRNAs) are disclosed that are useful for treating prostate cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi, Adeodat Ilboudo, Chunxiao Ying
  • Patent number: 9832998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel antiviral compounds which are covalently attached to solid, macro surfaces. In another embodiment, the invention relates to novel antiviral compositions including a polymeric material and, embedded therein, an antiviral compound. In other embodiments, the invention relates to making a surface antiviral and making a polymeric material antiviral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Long Island University, Pace University
    Inventors: Robert Engel, JaimeLee Iolani Rizzo, Karin Melkonian-Fincher
  • Publication number: 20170333872
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an adsorbent comprising: a) 20-30% porous carbon with incorporated organic nitrogen species; and b) 70-80% inorganic matter. The invention is directed to a method of making an adsorbent which comprises: a) thermally drying dewatered sewage sludge to form granulated organic fertilizer; and b) pyrolyzing said the organic fertilizer at temperatures between 600 and 1000° C. The invention is additionally directed to the process of removing acidic gases from wet air streams comprising putting an adsorbent in contact with the wet air stream and allowing the adsorbent to adsorb the acidic gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Teresa J. BANDOSZ, Andriy Bahryeyev, David C. Locke
  • Patent number: 9825926
    Abstract: A method for delegating a computational burden from a computationally limited party to a computationally superior party is disclosed. Computations that can be delegated include inversion and exponentiation modulo any number m. This can be then used for sending encrypted messages by a computationally limited party in a standard cryptographic framework, such as RSA. Security of delegating computation is not based on any computational hardness assumptions, but instead on the presence of numerous decoys of the actual secrets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Delaram Kahrobaei, Bren Cavallo, Vladimir Shpilrain
  • Patent number: 9822151
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to graphene derivatives, as well as related devices including graphene derivatives and methods of using graphene derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of The City University of New York
    Inventors: Michele Vittadello, Kamil Woronowicz, Manish Chhowalla, Paul G. Falkowski, John W. Harrold, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9821157
    Abstract: A system and method to treat neural communication impairment is provided. The neural communication impairment is present in a neural pathway, which can be a cortico-neuromuscular pathway, an intra-brain neural pathway, or in a sensory-cortico pathway. A synchronized external stimulation is applied to a first point in proximity to a first neural component at one end of the neural pathway and to a second point in proximity to a second neural component at the other end of the neural pathway. Two induced neural handshake signals contemporaneously arrive at a neural communication impairment point in the neural pathway, triggering and stimulating a rehabilitation process by which the neural connection is permanently improved. The synchronized applied electrical signals applied to the first and second points may have an opposite polarity in dipolar neural stimulation, or may have identical polarity and waveform in in-phase neural stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Zaghloul Ahmed, Andrzej Wieraszko
  • Patent number: 9808761
    Abstract: Industrial waste derived adsorbents were obtained by pyrolysis of sewage sludge, metal sludge, waste oil sludge and tobacco waste in some combination. The materials were used as media to remove hydrogen sulfide at room temperature in the presence of moisture. The initial and exhausted adsorbents after the breakthrough tests were characterized using sorption of nitrogen, thermal analysis, XRD, ICP, and surface pH measurements. Mixing tobacco and sludges result in a strong synergy enhancing the catalytic properties of adsorbents. During pyrolysis new mineral phases are formed as a result of solid state reaction between the components of the sludges. High temperature of pyrolysis is beneficial for the adsorbents due to the enhanced activation of carbonaceous phase and chemical stabilization of inorganic phase. Samples obtained at low temperature are sensitive to water, which deactivates their catalytic centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventor: Teresa J. Bandosz
  • Publication number: 20170312505
    Abstract: Modulation of target effector organs in vertebrate beings using direct current stimulation for stimulation of spinal cord at regions of autonomic innervation, using direct current for peripheral nerve stimulation, by modulating central autonomic outflow and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9801844
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions with low toxicity and high bioavailability for treating cancer or for inhibiting the development of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Linda S. Einbond, Stephen Redenti
  • Patent number: 9795624
    Abstract: A method for treating a biological cell is disclosed. The method administers a mixture of a chemotherapeutic drug and a co-drug that facilitates delivery of the chemotherapeutic drug to the nucleus of the cell. Examples of co-drugs include cationic polymers, cationic lipids and cationic proteins. Cationic polymers include a polyethyleneimine (PEI), polylysine, a polybetaaminoester (PBAE), an ?-polylysine (EPL) including ?-poly-L-lysine (e-PLL), a polyarginine peptide, chitosan, a polyamidoamine dendrimer (PAMAM). Cationic lipids include 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP). Cationic proteins include protamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Debra Auguste, Daxing Liu
  • Patent number: 9789329
    Abstract: Effective systems and methods for improving neural communication impairment of a vertebrate being and affecting motor activity of a peripheral body part including a first signal providing component configured to provide pulsed peripheral stimulation signals at the peripheral body part, a second signal providing component configured to provide a pulsed motor cortex stimulation signal to a motor cortex area, a substantially DC signal providing component configured to provide direct current spinal stimulation signal at a neural spinal junction and a controller component configured to control timing of the pulsed peripheral stimulation signals and the pulsed motor cortex stimulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9758607
    Abstract: A polymer with antibacterial activity is provided. The polymer has multiple groups of cationic amines, each group spaced from the polymer backbone by alkylene spacers of different lengths. The resulting polymer maintains significant antibacterial activity while having reduced hemolytic activity relative to a homopolymer that uses hexylene spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Nan Loh Yang, Ashish Punia
  • Patent number: 9728767
    Abstract: A device for producing electrolyte flow in a flow-assisted battery comprises a flow assisted battery, a powering device located on a dry side of a battery housing, and an impeller assembly located on a wet side of the battery housing. The flow assisted battery comprises a battery housing, an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte solution, where the anode, the cathode and the electrolyte solution are disposed within the battery housing. The impeller assembly comprises: a shaft, an impeller, and one or more interior magnets, and the powering device and the impeller assembly are magnetically coupled through the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Damon E. Turney, Kevin Galloway
  • Patent number: 9707391
    Abstract: Modulation of target effector organs in vertebrate beings using direct current stimulation for stimulation of spinal cord at regions of autonomic innervation, using direct current for peripheral nerve stimulation, by modulating central autonomic outflow and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9707390
    Abstract: Modulation of target effector organs in vertebrate beings using direct current stimulation for stimulation of spinal cord at regions of autonomic innervation, using direct current for peripheral nerve stimulation, by modulating central autonomic outflow and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9701911
    Abstract: A method for producing a light oil fraction from plant-based and/or animal-based fats, oils or greases is disclosed. The method comprises introducing a feedstock including free fatty acids into a processing system. The system is heated at a controlled rate to a specified temperature, both of which are selected to produce a light oil fraction with a reduced fatty acid content. The system is permitted to reflux for a predetermined time, during which more of the light oil fraction is produced. The light oil fraction is separated from the remainder of the feedstock and contains less than 10% free fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Research Foundation of the City University of New York, University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Pratt, Richard Steven Parnas