Patents Assigned to San Diego State University Research Foundation
  • Patent number: 10303966
    Abstract: A method for collecting and processing remotely sensed imagery in order to achieve precise spatial co-registration (e.g., matched alignment) between multi-temporal image sets is presented. Such precise alignment or spatial co-registration of imagery can be used for change detection, image fusion, and temporal analysis/modeling. Further, images collected in this manner may be further processed in such a way that image frames or line arrays from corresponding photo stations are matched, co-aligned and if desired merged into a single image and/or subjected to the same processing sequence. A second methodology for automated detection of moving objects within a scene using a time series of remotely sensed imagery is also presented. Specialized image collection and preprocessing procedures are utilized to obtain precise spatial co-registration (image registration) between multitemporal image frame sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Douglas A. Stow
  • Publication number: 20190015005
    Abstract: A device and method is described for electronic human prosthetics, and specifically a body-machine interface (BMI) device where the input, output and on-board computing are combined into a single unit to form a compact ECG, respiratory sensing, temperature-sensing-prosthetics device. The devices (BMIs) can also communicate with other body-machine interface devices (BMI) and/or with external controllers wirelessly. The compact device has ultrasonic battery charging system. One or more BMI can be wirelessly connected so that a closed loop of BMIs, or a BMI and an external controller, can wirelessly send trigger pulses to the stimulator over the heart, glossopharyngeal nerve(s) or diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicants: San Diego State University Research Foundation, Electronic and Telecommunication Research Institute
    Inventors: Kee S. MOON, Sung Q. LEE, Woosub YOUM
  • Patent number: 10182212
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (WAIV). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining WAIV. The method can include, for example, capturing images at a series of sensor stations having pre-determined locations along a flightline. The flightline can be repeated one or more times, where images are captured at the same sensor stations with each pass of the flightline. The captured images from the same sensor station may have replicated view geometry and may be co-registered and precisely aligned with pixel-level precision. The captured images from multiple sensor stations through time may also be displayed together based upon absolute or relative sensor station locations to create a temporal sequence of wide area intermittent video. The approach provides efficient methods for creating wide area video with reduced temporal imaging frame rates. Systems and devices for forming wide area intermittent video are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Christopher Lippitt
  • Patent number: 10109796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method of depositing a polymer onto a surface. In some embodiments, the method comprises using a high electric field and a high frequency vibratory motion to deposit a polymer solution onto the surface. Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method of manufacturing an electrode or diode. In some embodiments, the method comprises using a high electric field and a high frequency vibratory motion to deposit a polymer onto a surface. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is an electrode manufactured by any method disclosed herein. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a diode manufactured by any method disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Kee Moon
  • Publication number: 20180230154
    Abstract: The invention provides a series of conformationally stable kinase inhibitors, and methods of using the kinase inhibitors. The effect of atropisomerism on kinase selectivity was assessed, finding improved selectivity compared to rapidly interconverting parent compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. GUSTAFSON, Davis E. SMITH, David HECHT, Isaac MARQUEZ, Sean TOENJES
  • Publication number: 20180161871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a product and a process for fabricating a 1D, 2D, or 3D layered micro or nano component that comprises providing an electrode having a micro-scale or nano-scale tip, and applying electric current to the electrode tip in the presence of a micro-scale or nano-scale powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Khaled Morsi, Kee Moon
  • Patent number: 9994869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant methanotroph having an ability to produce isoprene and a method for producing isoprene using the same, and more particularly to a recombinant methanotroph having an ability to produce isoprene wherein a gene encoding an isoprene synthase having a homology of at least 70% to the amino acid sequence of Ipomoea batatas isoprene synthase is introduced into the recombinant methanotroph, and a method for producing isoprene using the recombinant methanotroph. The use of a recombinant methanotroph according to the present invention enables isoprene to be produced in high yield by using methane gas or methanol which is obtained from waste such as natural gas, biomass, municipal waste or the like as a carbon source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: JaeYang Song, Kwang Kuk Cho, Ki Sung Lee, Yeon Hwa La, Marina Kalyuzhnaya
  • Patent number: 9977978
    Abstract: A method for collecting and processing remotely sensed imagery in order to achieve precise spatial co-registration (e.g., matched alignment) between multi-temporal image sets is presented. Such precise alignment or spatial co-registration of imagery can be used for change detection, image fusion, and temporal analysis/modeling. Further, images collected in this manner may be further processed in such a way that image frames or line arrays from corresponding photo stations are matched, co-aligned and if desired merged into a single image and/or subjected to the same processing sequence. A second methodology for automated detection of moving objects within a scene using a time series of remotely sensed imagery is also presented. Specialized image collection and preprocessing procedures are utilized to obtain precise spatial co-registration (image registration) between multitemporal image frame sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Douglas A. Stow
  • Patent number: 9973269
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device for proximity-based social and professional networking which features electronics and software for the passive automated local wireless exchange of personal and/or business information with other electronic devices is disclosed. In some embodiments, an electronic device includes a controller having an operations unit; a communication unit configured to receive and/or transmit data from a first external source; and a memory unit configured to communicate with the controller and receive and/or transmit data from the controller. The operations unit may be configured to determine if received data from the first external source meets a set threshold and wherein the operations unit may be configured to instruct communication unit to accept data that meets or exceeds said threshold. The communication unit may receive and transmit data from the first external source provided the external source is within a predetermined proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Mahasweta Sarkar, Christopher Paolini, Santosh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 9895411
    Abstract: Materials and methods for treating and preventing an infection or disease, and for directly killing microorganisms, using carboxy-terminal C5a analogs, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Inventors: Sam D. Sanderson, Joy Arlene Phillips, Edward Leroy Morgan, Marilyn Louise Thoman, Tamsin Sheen, Kelly S. Doran, Elizabeth Louise Virts, Tammy Kielian, Mark Hanke
  • Patent number: 9815856
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for preparing boronic acids, for example, primary alkyl or alkenyl boronic acids, and alkali metal alkyl trifluoro borate salts, as described herein, wherein the primary alkyl boronic acids and the potassium alkyl trifluoroborate salts can contain one or more unprotected functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Cole, Gloria Hincapie, Stewart C. Polk, David Zillman
  • Patent number: 9756293
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (WAIV). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining WAIV. The method can include, for example, capturing images at a series of sensor stations having pre-determined locations along a flightline. The flightline can be repeated one or more times, where images are captured at the same sensor stations with each pass of the flightline. The captured images from the same sensor station may have replicated view geometry and may be co-registered and precisely aligned with pixel-level precision. The captured images from multiple sensor stations through time may also be displayed together based upon absolute or relative sensor station locations to create a temporal sequence of wide area intermittent video. The approach provides efficient methods for creating wide area video with reduced temporal imaging frame rates. Systems and devices for forming wide area intermittent video are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Christopher Lippitt
  • Patent number: 9708236
    Abstract: The invention provides novel catalysts and methods of using catalysts for controlling the position of a double bond and cis/trans-selectivity in isomerization of terminal alkenes to their 2-isomers. Catalysts such as (pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)Ru formulas 1 and 3 having a bifunctional phosphine can be used in the methods. A catalyst loading of 1 mol % of formulas 1+3 can be employed for the production of (E)-2-alkenes at 40-70° C.; lower temperatures can be used with higher catalyst loading. Acetonitrile-free catalysts can be used at lower loadings, room temperature, and in less than a day to accomplish the same results as catalysts 1+3. The novel catalyst systems minimize thermodynamic equilibration of alkene isomers, so that the trans-2-alkenes of both non-functionalized and functionalized alkenes can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Douglas Grotjahn, Casey Larsen, Gulin Erdogan, Erik Paulson
  • Patent number: 9518254
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions to screen for small molecule drugs that inhibit proteases, such as viral proteases, e.g., HIV proteases; and methods for making and using these compositions. The invention provides compositions and methods for identifying compositions, e.g., drug molecules, that can inhibit proteases, e.g., HIV proteases. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides cell-based assays to screen for compositions, e.g., small molecules or drugs, that inhibit or modify the activity of enzymes such as calcium-dependent protein convertases involved in HIV envelop protein processing, including cleavage of the HIV gp160 envelope precursor, resulting in gp120 and gp41 envelope products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Roland Wolkowicz
  • Publication number: 20160073920
    Abstract: Microelectromechanical system are disclosed that include at least one electrode, microelectrode or combination thereof, wherein the at least one electrode comprises a carbon material, a glassy carbon material or a combination thereof. Contemplated systems are suitable for ?-ECoG arrays. Additional microelectromechanical systems are disclosed that include at least one electrode, microelectrode or combination thereof, wherein the at least one electrode comprises a carbon material, a glassy carbon material or a combination thereof; at least one substrate, surface, layer or a combination thereof, wherein the at least one electrode, microelectrode or combination thereof is disposed on, coupled with or otherwise layered on the at least one substrate, surface, layer or a combination thereof; and at least one bump pad, wherein the at least one electrode, microelectrode or combination thereof is coupled with the at least one bump pad via at least one conductive metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF)
    Inventors: Samuel Kassegne, Pieter van Niekerk, Maria Vomero
  • Patent number: 9210446
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for prioritizing video slices of H.264 video bitstream comprising: a memory storage and a processing unit coupled to the memory storage, wherein the processing unit operates to execute a low complexity scheme to predict the expected cumulative mean squared error (CMSE) contributed by the loss of a slice of H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar, Barbara Bailey, Seethal Paluri
  • Patent number: 9169312
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions, e.g., cell-based and multiplexed platforms, to screen for small molecule drugs that inhibit enzymes such as proteases, e.g., viral proteases, e.g., HIV proteases; and methods for making and using these compositions. The invention provides compositions and methods for identifying compositions, e.g., drug molecules, that can inhibit proteases, e.g., viral proteases such as HIV proteases. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides cell-based platforms or assays to screen for compositions, e.g., small molecules or drugs, that inhibit or modify the activity of enzymes such as calcium-dependent protein convertases involved in HIV envelope protein processing, including cleavage of the HIV gp160 envelope precursor, resulting in gp120 and gp41 envelope products. In one embodiment, the invention provides a cell-based or multiplexed platform for monitoring the activity of enzymes, e.g., proteases such as viral proteases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Roland Wolkowicz
  • Publication number: 20150297668
    Abstract: Materials and methods for treating and preventing an infection or disease, and for directly killing microorganisms, using carboxy-terminal C5a analogs, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicants: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, BOARD PF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Inventor: Sam D. Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20150198169
    Abstract: A synthetic jet for a stationary vane for a turbo-machine is disclosed. The synthetic jet includes a backside cavity and a jet cavity. The jet cavity includes a frontside cavity adjoining the backside cavity and a jet passage extending from a fluid stream interfacing surface of the airfoil towards the frontside cavity. The jet passage is in flow communication with the frontside cavity. The synthetic jet also includes a disk located between the backside cavity and the frontside cavity. The disk includes a cylindrical disk and a coating on each side of the cylindrical disk. The coating is a piezo electric ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicants: San Diego State University Research Foundation, SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael James Cave, Ricardo Benjamin Torres, Gustaaf Bernardus Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9041018
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a novel photovoltaic cell that uses unique micro-architectural and multi-layer functional designs. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a 3-dimensional electrode. Disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a novel electroluminescent cell that uses unique micro-architectural and multi-layer functional designs. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a 3-dimensional diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kee Suk Moon, Samuel Kassegne, Khaled Morsi