Patents Assigned to STC.UNM
  • Patent number: 10184930
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for long read, label-free, optical nanopore long chain molecule sequencing. In general, the present disclosure describes a novel sequencing technology based on the integration of nanochannels to deliver single long-chain molecules with widely spaced (>wavelength), ˜1-nm aperture “tortuous” nanopores that slow translocation sufficiently to provide massively parallel, single base resolution using optical techniques. A novel, directed self-assembly nanofabrication scheme using simple colloidal nanoparticles is used to form the nanopore arrays atop nanochannels that unfold the long chain molecules. At the surface of the nanoparticle array, strongly localized electromagnetic fields in engineered plasmonic/polaritonic structures allow for single base resolution using optical techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Jeremy Scott Edwards, Alexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Edgar A. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10174042
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel poly(phenylene ethynylene) (PPE) compounds, methods for synthesizing these compounds, and materials and substances incorporating these compounds. The various PPEs show antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: STC.UNM, University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Whitten, Kirk S. Schanze, Anand Parthasarathy, Eunkyung Ji, Motokatsu Ogawa, Thomas S. Corbitt, Dimitri Dascier, Ying Wang, Linnea K. Ista, Eric H. Hill
  • Patent number: 10172967
    Abstract: A subject afflicted with a cancer or precancerous condition is treated by administering an agent that increases expression of somatostatin receptors, and a cytotoxic recognition ligand. In an alternative embodiment, somatostatin analogs, which are radiolabeled are used to treat cancer or precancerous conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Norenberg
  • Publication number: 20180370854
    Abstract: An electrically and thermally conductive polymer concrete (made of a polymer and aggregate particles without cement) comprising non-functionalized nanoparticles (e.g. non-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (NF-MWCNTs), non-functionalized carbon nanofibers, non-functionalized nanoalumina) dispersed therein and methods of making same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Mahmoud Reda Taha, Usma Farid Kandil, Ala Eddin Douba, Mehmet Emiroglu
  • Patent number: 10164082
    Abstract: A transistor comprises a substrate comprising a Group III/V compound semiconductor material having a cubic crystalline phase structure positioned on a hexagonal crystalline phase layer having a first region and a second region, the cubic crystalline phase structure being positioned between the first region and the second region of the hexagonal crystalline phase layer. A source region and a drain region are both positioned in the Group III/V compound semiconductor material. A channel region is in the Group III/V compound semiconductor material. A gate is over the channel region. An optional backside contact can also be formed. A source contact and electrode are positioned to provide electrical contact to the source region. A drain contact and electrode are positioned to provide electrical contact to the drain region. Methods of forming transistors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Seung-Chang Lee, Christian Wetzel, Mark Durniak
  • Patent number: 10158234
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for using aggregated loads from a plurality of distributed energy resources to perform a function at a power distribution feeder. The invention includes a plurality of distributed energy resources, wherein at least one distributed energy resource includes a renewable energy resource, a communication network, a control device, a power distribution feeder coupled to the control device, and an energy storage system coupled to the power distribution feeder. The control device sends a signal to the plurality of distributed energy resources via the communication network. The signal is a request to switch a status of one or more of the distributed energy resources if one or more distributed energy resources is within a predetermined condition. Loads from the one or more of the distributed energy resources that switched status are aggregated to perform a function at the power distribution feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Andrea A. Mammoli, Yasser Yasaei
  • Publication number: 20180359815
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device having a self-defrosting/de-icing window configured to operate at an electromagnetic radiation frequency having metals that are optically transparent as a result of the wires having an effective plasma frequency that is equal to or lower than the electromagnetic frequency at which the device operates. The effective plasma frequency of the wire is lowered by configuring the path of the wire between the terminal ends to be meandering, serpentine, U-shaped and in other non-linear configurations. The metal wires are resistively heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Sang Eon Han
  • Patent number: 10153725
    Abstract: A device includes a body and a rechargeable battery positioned within the body. A solar cell is coupled to the body and in communication with the battery. A connector is coupled to the body and configured to engage a corresponding connector of a fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Ganesh Balakrishnan, Christopher Hains, Andrew Aragon
  • Patent number: 10141469
    Abstract: A solar cell for collecting solar radiation can include a barrier layer such as a dielectric barrier layer and a heterostructure including a first light absorbing layer and at least a second light absorbing layer. A method for forming the solar cell can include forming a sacrificial layer on a support substrate and forming the barrier layer on the sacrificial layer. The barrier layer is formed to have a strain gradient through its thickness. The heterostructure is attached to the barrier layer and the sacrificial layer is removed, thereby separating the barrier layer and the heterostructure from the support substrate. During the removal of the sacrificial layer, the strain gradient causes the barrier layer and heterostructure, to roll, curl, or spiral, thereby resulting in a radially stacked heterostructure that provides a light concentrating optical cavity having multiple light absorbing layers with different band gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Francesca Cavallo, Vijay Saradhi Mangu
  • Patent number: 10141418
    Abstract: A method for making a heteroepitaxial layer. The method comprises providing a semiconductor substrate. A seed area delineated with a selective growth mask is formed on the semiconductor substrate. The seed area comprises a first material and has a linear surface dimension of less than 100 nm. A heteroepitaxial layer is grown on the seed area, the heteroepitaxial layer comprising a second material that is different from the first material. Devices made by the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Stephen D. Hersee, Seung-Chang Lee, Daniel Feezell
  • Patent number: 10131996
    Abstract: Novel complexes of various earth-abundant, inexpensive transition or main group metals that facilitate the transformation of carbon dioxide into other more useful organic products. These complexes can bind and alter the CO2 at mild conditions of temperature and pressure, enabling, according to some embodiments, the electrochemical conversion of CO2 into new products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Richard Kemp, Diane A. Dickie, Elizabeth S. Donovan, Brian Barry
  • Patent number: 10128398
    Abstract: Systems and methods implementing a resonance circuit, including an avalanche photodiode, in which a resonance frequency of the resonance circuit is matched with the frequency of a dynamic biasing signal of the avalanche photodiode, can be used in a variety of applications. In various embodiments, a method for blocking and/or compensating current injection associated with the parasitic capacitance of APDs operated under dynamic biasing may be substantially realized by the matching of the resonance frequency of a resonance circuit including the avalanche photodiode with the frequency of an applied dynamic biasing signal. Additional systems and methods are described that can be used in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Majeed M. Hayat, Payman Zarkesh-Ha
  • Publication number: 20180311302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel class of medicament based on CXCR antagonistic peptides. Among other things, the present invention provides peptides, compositions and methods for treating diseases, disorders and conditions in which a CXCR mediated pathway is implicated. Compositions and methods for effective treatment of inflammation, stroke, traumatic brain injury, pancreatic cancer, and others are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Jeff Wade Hill
  • Patent number: 10106727
    Abstract: Proppant compositions for use in hydraulic fracturing and methods of using same are disclosed herein. The proppant compositions include a plurality of proppant particulates and at least one particulate of the plurality of proppant particulates containing at least one tracer, wherein the at least one tracer separates from the at least one particulate located inside a fracture of a subterranean formation after a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, CARBO Ceramics Inc., STC.UNM
    Inventors: Chad Cannan, Terrence Palisch, Richard A. Kemp, Timothy J. Boyle, Bernadette A. Hernandez-Sanchez, James E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10109480
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods of forming high-quality semiconductor devices using lattice-mismatched materials. In one embodiment, a composite film including one or more substantially-single-particle-thick nanoparticle layers can be deposited over a substrate as a nanoscale selective growth mask for epitaxially growing lattice-mismatched materials over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Seung-Chang Lee, Steven R. J. Brueck
  • Patent number: 10092000
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel oligo phenylene ethynylene (OPE) compounds, methods for synthesizing these compounds, and materials and substances incorporating these compounds. The various OPEs show antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: STC.UNM, University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Whitten, Kirk S. Schanze, Eunkyung Ji, Thomas S. Corbitt, Zhijun Zhou, Dimitri Dascier, Ying Wang, Linnea K. Ista, Anand Parthasarathy, Eric H. Hill, Yanli Tang
  • Patent number: 10092660
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid compositions that may be suitable for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject. The invention also relates to methods of making such solid compositions. The invention further relates to methods of treating a disease, condition, or disorder by administering to a subject such solid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Hugh Smyth, Ibrahim M. El-Sherbiny
  • Patent number: 10089660
    Abstract: Multiple sources of reviews for the same product or service (e.g. hotels, restaurants, clinics, hair saloon, etc.) are utilized to provide a trustworthiness score. Such a score can clearly identify hotels with evidence of review manipulation, omission and fakery and provide the user with a comprehensive understanding of the reviews of a product or establishment. Three types of information are used in computing the score: spatial, temporal and network or graph-based. The information is blended to produce a representative set of features that can reliably produce the trustworthiness score. The invention is self-adapting to new reviews and sites. The invention also includes a validation mechanism by crowd-sourcing and fake review generation to ensure reliability and trustworthiness of the scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Shuang Luan, Abdullah Mueen, Michalis Faloutsos, Amanda J. Minnich
  • Patent number: 10086132
    Abstract: A mechanical infusion pump device for injecting medication into a patient's IV, includes an IV reservoir and a syringe communicated to the IV reservoir and having a syringe plunger connected to a filling plunger that is moved with the syringe plunger in a first syringe-filling direction to fill the syringe with fluid medication. Biasing weight(s) is/are provided on the filling plunger for exerting bias or force from gravity on the filling plunger and the syringe plunger in a second syringe-discharging direction to dispense medication from the syringe into the patient's IV when the filling plunger is released. Only a calibrated amount of medicine can be discharged to the patent's IV over time as determined by calibration of the biasing weights and the metering element located between the syringe and the patient's IV for a given viscosity of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Mark Hauswald
  • Patent number: D838115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventor: Geoffrey Adams