Patents Assigned to Texas A & M University System
  • Patent number: 10702197
    Abstract: An embodiment relates generally to an improved method and apparatus for modulating the amplitude and rotation of the plane of polarization of linearly polarized light for multiple uses but primarily as part of a noninvasive glucose monitoring system. As compared to previous monitoring systems, an embodiment provides faster monitoring while maintaining or even reducing noise and minimizing system complexity. Embodiments described herein address these concerns with a modulation and compensation approach that both uses a single high speed device and also modulation of the lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Gerard L. Cote, Daniel T. Grunden, Bilal H. Malik, Casey Pirnstill, Erwin Thomas, III
  • Publication number: 20200207469
    Abstract: A multi-modal vehicle includes a frame, a rotor pivotally mounted to the frame, the rotor including a first position and a second position circumferentially spaced from the first position, and a motor coupled to the rotor and configured to rotate the rotor, wherein, when the rotor is disposed in the first position, the rotor is configured to generate lift when actuated by the motor, wherein, when the rotor is disposed in the second position, the rotor is configured to engage a surface to transport the vehicle when actuated by the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: The Texas A&M University System, University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Moble Benedict, Hunter Denton, Vikram Hrishikeshavan
  • Publication number: 20200195892
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for identifying a transportation infrastructure condition may comprise disposing a smart camera system on a vehicle and installing the smart camera system to the vehicle. The method may further comprise recording data from transportation infrastructure with the smart camera system, transmitting the data to a remote server with the transmitter, analyzing the data on the server, and accessing the data on the server with device. A system for identifying a transportation infrastructure condition may comprise a smart camera system disposed on a vehicle, wherein the smart camera system comprises a camera and transmitter, as well as a server capable to analyze data. A device may be configured to record and collect transportation infrastructure conditions. The camera system may comprise a camera, an electronic control module, a global positioning system, a single board computer, and a dashboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Paul J. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10682398
    Abstract: Vaccine compositions including a yeast comprising an immunostimulatory polypeptide and optionally an antigenic polypeptide are provided herein. The immunostimulatory polypeptide and the antigenic polypeptide are expressed or displayed on the surface of the yeast vaccine composition. Methods of using the vaccine composition to vaccinate subjects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventors: Olivia B. Faulkner, Lisa Bielke, Leona Nicole Calhoun, Luc Berghman, Billy Hargis
  • Patent number: 10678337
    Abstract: A movement recognition system includes a feature extraction circuit and a classification circuit that is orientation independent. The feature extraction circuit is configured to receive a plurality of acceleration or angular velocity measurements from a sensor or multiple sensors that include a three dimensional (3D) accelerometer and 3D gyroscope. Each of the measurements is taken at different times. The feature extraction circuit is also configured to determine a difference between a first of the measurements and each other of the measurements. The classification circuit is configured to classify a movement of an object attached to the sensor irrespective of an orientation of the sensor on the object utilizing a signal recognition technique based on the difference between the first of the measurements and each other of the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Roozbeh Jafari, Jian Wu
  • Publication number: 20200158891
    Abstract: Provided herein are multi-channel analyzers (MCA) designed for radiation detections systems. The MCA has an application specific single-chip structure of an integrated circuit chip with at least one instance of the MCA that has a plurality of MCA functions integrated thereon. An analog-to-digital converter and/or a microcontroller unit may be integrated on the chip to reduce the footprint and power and energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Sunil P. Khatri, Craig M. Marianno, Ronald Evan Guise
  • Patent number: 10653743
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder in a subject in need of such treatment are described. A therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising compound PG-20N in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is described. According to another embodiment, the subject disclosure features method of treating a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder in a subject in need of such treatment. The method may comprise administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising PG-20N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Victor J. Hruby, Minying Cai, Caurnel Morgan
  • Patent number: 10647037
    Abstract: Polymeric based closed cell foams, such as shape memory polymer foams, contain bubbles. Making these bubbles continuous is called reticulation. Disclosed are embodiments of a device and method to controllably reticulate polymer-based closed cell foams by puncturing the membranes of these polymer-based closed cell foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jennifer N. Rodriguez, Duncan J. Maitland, Thomas S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10648939
    Abstract: A method of determining if unstable asphaltenes are present in a crude oil sample includes obtaining a crude oil sample and performing a fractional analysis of the crude oil sample. In one embodiment, the method further includes measuring, via a cylindrical capacitor, a dielectric constant of the crude oil sample. Responsive to the measured dielectric constant, presence of unstable asphaltenes within the crude oil sample is determined. Responsive to the determined presence of unstable asphaltenes in an amount above a predetermined value, asphaltene precipitation is mitigated by addition of a chemical additive to the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Berna Hascakir, Abhishek Punase
  • Patent number: 10640784
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to pathogen resistant citrus compositions, organisms, systems, and methods. For example, a composition may comprise a peptide (e.g., a defensin peptide) and/or a nucleic acid (e.g., a defensin nucleic acid). A pathogen resistant citrus plant may comprise, in some embodiments, a defensin peptide and/or an expressible nucleic acid encoding a defensin peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: T. Erik Mirkov, Kranthi Kiran Mandadi
  • Patent number: 10639593
    Abstract: A method produces a metal-organic framework on a surface of another metal-organic framework. One embodiment comprises contacting the first metal-organic framework with a ligand and solvent solution; wherein the first metal-organic framework comprises a first ligand and a first metal; wherein the ligand and solvent solution comprises a second ligand that is different from the first ligand in the first metal-organic framework; and allowing the second ligand from the ligand and solvent solution to exchange with the first ligand present in the first metal-organic framework for a period of time suitable to produce the second metal-organic framework on the surface of the first metal-organic framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Hae-Kwon Jeong, Hyuk Taek Kwon
  • Publication number: 20200123891
    Abstract: An apparatus for predicting a deformed shape of a structure, and method of operating and forming the same. In an embodiment, the apparatus is formed with a riser with ends coupled respectively to an upper location and a lower location. The apparatus includes sensorsconfigured to sense an inclination of the riser at riser nodes positioned on the riser between the upper location and the lower location. The apparatus further includes a data processing system configured to produce an estimate of a deformed shape of the riser employing deformed shaped functions to represent, respectively, the estimate of the deformed shape of the riser above and below the riser nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Junho Choi, Moo-Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20200123498
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for affecting the development of antigen presenting cell (APC, e.g., a macrophage or dendritic cell). The methods include maturing an APC, promoting anti-inflammatory phenotype, promoting development of a T regulatory cell (Treg) from a naive T cell. The methods generally include exposing an APC to a tryptophan derived microbiota metabolite (TDMM), such as an anti-inflammatory or pro-mucosal TDMM, and permitting the APC to mature. In some embodiments, the conditioned APC is exposed to a naive T cell to further promote development of a T regulatory cell (Treg). In some embodiments, the TDMM is selected from the group consisting of indole, indole-3-acetate, 5-hydroxyindole, and indole-3-pyruvate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: Robert C. Alaniz, Arul Jayaraman, Kyongbum Lee
  • Patent number: 10624987
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a unique technology for preparing a growth-factor free, cylindrical, hydrogel implant that has multiple (three or more) longitudinal hydrogel zones with varying chemical and physical properties. The implant may be wholly made of hydrogels or the hydrogels may be associated with cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Melissa A. Grunlan, Mariah S. Hahn, William B. Saunders
  • Patent number: PP31702
    Abstract: The new grapefruit ‘TR-1’ is provided. The variety is produced from a mutation of ‘Rio Red’ grapefruit, which can be distinguished by its outstanding features. TR-1 is a red grapefruit variety originated as a budsport mutation from Rio Red grapefruit and differentiating from the Rio Red grapefruit by a Red external color contrasting to the yellow with red blush from Rio Red grapefruit. The internal color is red with milder flavor reduced bitter taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Eliezer Silva Louzada, Hilda Sonia del Rio
  • Patent number: PP31706
    Abstract: ‘15334-1 GR’ is a new and distinct hardy herbaceous Hibiscus hybrid with novel characteristics that include upright branched stems, numerous, outward-facing, flowers with a background between strong red and deep purplish pink and a strong red eye zone, a prolonged blooming season, and generally hastate, trilobed leaves with slightly indented margins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Dariusz P. Malinowski, William E. Pinchak, R. Steve Brown
  • Patent number: PP31722
    Abstract: ‘15516 GR’ is a new and distinct hardy herbaceous Hibiscus hybrid with novel characteristics that include upright branched stems, numerous, outward-facing, flowers that are between dark red and dark purplish red with a dark red center eye, a prolonged blooming season, and cordate leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Dariusz P. Malinowski, William E. Pinchak, R. Steve Brown
  • Patent number: PP31723
    Abstract: ‘15011 GR’ is a new and distinct hardy herbaceous Hibiscus hybrid with novel characteristics that include upright branched stems, numerous, outward-facing, near white, lighter than yellowish white flowers with a light purplish pink blush and a center eye that is nearest strong purplish red, a prolonged blooming season, petals with indented top margins, and hastate, trilobed leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Dariusz P. Malinowski, William E. Pinchak, R. Steve Brown
  • Patent number: PP31750
    Abstract: ‘15719 GRW’ is a new and distinct hardy herbaceous Hibiscus hybrid with novel characteristics that include upright branched stems, numerous, outward-facing, very light purplish-blue flowers, which can intensify to very pale purplish blue in response to high UV radiation, with a dark-red eye with an external halo of vivid red, a prolonged blooming season, and hastate, trilobed leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Dariusz P. Malinowski, William E. Pinchak, R. Steve Brown
  • Patent number: PP31940
    Abstract: ‘15714-1N’ is a new and distinct hardy herbaceous Hibiscus hybrid with novel characteristics that include upright branched stems, numerous, outward-facing, very light purplish-blue flowers, which can intensify in response to high UV radiation, and a center eye that is between dark red (RHS 59A) and deep purplish red (RHS 59B), with the outer part of the eye moderate red (RHS 185B), a prolonged blooming season, and hastate, trilobed leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Dariusz P. Malinowski, William E. Pinchak, R. Steve Brown