Patents Assigned to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10845211
    Abstract: Temperature sensors, pressure sensors, methods of making the same, and methods of detecting pressures and temperatures using the same are provided. In an embodiment, the temperature sensor includes a ceramic coil inductor having a first end plate and a second end plate, wherein the ceramic coil inductor is formed of a ceramic composite that comprises carbon nanotubes or, carbon nanofibers, or a combination of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers thereof dispersed in a ceramic matrix; and a thin film polymer-derived ceramic (PDC) nanocomposite disposed between the first and the second end plates, wherein the thin film PDC nanocomposite has a dielectric constant that increases monotonically with temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengying Xu, Amanda Schrand, Reamonn Soto
  • Patent number: 10844083
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of making metal halide perovskites, including methods of making bulk crystals or micro crystals. The metal halide perovskites may be a light emitting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Biwu Ma, Chenkun Zhou, Zhao Yuan
  • Patent number: 10836135
    Abstract: Composite materials are provided which may include one or more sheets of carbon fibers woven in orthogonal direction bundles; carbon nanotubes embedded within pores between the bundles; and a matrix material in which the one or more sheets and the carbon nanotubes are embedded. In one case, the carbon fibers lie substantially in an x-direction and a y-direction and the carbon nanotubes are oriented substantially in a z-direction, which is substantially perpendicular to the x- and y-directions. Methods for making the composite materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Chengying Xu
  • Publication number: 20200358082
    Abstract: A compound of Formula 1: Li1+2x?yZn1?xPS4?y??Ay??(1) wherein A is halogen, 0?x?1, 0?y?0.5, and 0???0.5, and wherein the compound of Formula 1 has an body centered cubic crystal structure. Also a lithium battery and an electrode including the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Jeong-Ju Cho, Lincoln Miara, Yan-Yan Hu, Xuyong Feng
  • Patent number: 10828663
    Abstract: Composite materials are provided that include a host material, nanoscale high conductive particles, and microscale high conductive particles. The nanoscale high conductive particles and the microscale high conductive particles may increase the through thickness thermal conductivity of the composite material by at least 4.0 W/(m·K), as compared to the same composite material without the nanoscale high conductive particles and microscale high conductive particles. Methods for making the composite materials herein also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaokai Wang, Zhiyong (Richard) Liang
  • Patent number: 10828628
    Abstract: A method for separating a homogeneous catalyst from a solution includes forming a host-guest compound between a first isomer of the catalyst and inclusion compound in the solution and isolating the host-guest compound from the solution. The catalyst may be released from the inclusion compound by converting the first isomer of the catalyst to a second isomer of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoyong Chung
  • Publication number: 20200323660
    Abstract: Systems and methods for quantitatively optimizing the design of prosthetic sockets are disclosed herein. An example method may involve receiving data indicating a first prosthetic socket design for a first patient and data associated with the first patient. The example method may also involve receiving data indicating a structure of an second prosthetic socket design for a second patient and data associated with the second patient. The example method may also involve determining, based on the data associated with the first patient, the data indicating the structure of the optimized prosthetic socket for the second patient, and the data associated with the second patient, an third prosthetic socket design for the first patient. The example method may also involve providing, based on the third prosthetic socket design for the first patient, an output indicating an area of the first prosthetic socket design to add or remove material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiu Wang, Jie Ren
  • Patent number: 10788404
    Abstract: A sample preparation device for electron microscopy (EM) that is configured to eliminate user-to-user variations and environment contaminations, which are often present in the conventional method of sample preparation. The device not only provides a means for evenly and reproducibly delivering a fluid or sample to an EM grid, but also provides a means for sealing the EM grid in an air-tight chamber and delivering air-sensitive samples to the EM grid. The platform may comprise readily fabricated glass chips with features integrated to preserve the integrity of the sample grid and to facilitate its extraction. The methods may eliminate the element of user dependent variability and thus improve the throughput, reproducibility and translation of these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Roper, Nikita Mukhitov, Scott Stagg, John Spear
  • Patent number: 10774032
    Abstract: Provided herein are metal halide perovskite nanoplatelets, methods for making metal halide perovskite nanoplatelets, and devices and composite materials that include metal halide nanoperovskite nanoplatelets. The metal halide perovskite nanoplatelets may be stable at ambient temperature and pressure, thereby easing device fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanwei Gao, Biwu Ma, Yichuan Ling, Zhao Yuan
  • Patent number: 10755867
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for pre-lithiation of negative electrodes during lithium loaded electrode manufacturing for use in lithium-ion capacitors. There is provided a system and method of manufacture of LIC electrodes using thin lithium film having holes therein, and in particular, to the process of manufacturing lithium loaded negative electrodes for lithium-ion capacitors by pre-lithiating electrodes with thin lithium metal films, wherein the thin lithium metal films include holes therein, and the lithium loaded negative electrodes are manufactured using a roll-to-roll lamination manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC, GENERAL CAPACITOR, LLC
    Inventors: Wanjun Cao, Jim P. Zheng
  • Patent number: 10737255
    Abstract: A chemical reaction is catalyzed in an organic solvent using a water soluble N-heterocyclic carbene homogeneous catalyst to form a reaction mixture. An aqueous phase in the reaction mixture. A solvent in which the catalyst is insoluble is added to the reaction mixture, causing the catalyst to migrate to the aqueous phase to form a catalyst-laden aqueous phase. The catalyst is extracted from the catalyst-laden aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoyong Chung
  • Patent number: 10737265
    Abstract: A device and methodology for concomitant ejection and suction of a perfusate (CESOP) within a region of interest without spillover of the perfusate to a juxtaposed anatomical region. An inflow line, connected to a perfusate cistern, is coupled to an outflow line, connected to outflow control mechanisms, via an elongate rigid support. Perfusate can flow through the inflow line to the region of interest, and nearly simultaneously, the outflow line can suction the perfusate out of the region of interest. The amount of time that the perfusate remains in the region of interest is sufficient to take effect in the region of interest. The rigid support helps control the inflow and outflow lines. A micromanipulator can also be used to control the lines and application tip thereof. Either or both lines may also have adjustable flow rates therethrough and may include stoppers/regulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay S. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20200251266
    Abstract: A protection system capable of safely quenching a high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnet coil. The protection circuit provides for a frequency loss induced quench design that advances the protection technology for HTS magnet coils and provides a protection system that is capable of quickly distributing the heat energy uniformly in all the coil sections when a localized hot-spot is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick D. Noyes, Kikelomo Ijagbemi
  • Patent number: 10722148
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and devices capable of detecting an event, such as the fall of a human. The devices may include a motion sensor, a heat sensor, and a vibration sensor. The devices and systems also may include an alarm and/or communication device configured to function when the event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenghao Zhang, Avishek Mukherjee, Subhankar Banerjee
  • Patent number: 10718362
    Abstract: A vortex control device for modifying a vortex in a fluid stemming from a wall is disclosed. The device includes a rotatable hub disposed within an opening in the wall. The device also includes an inlet port and an outlet port in the rotatable hub. The inlet port forms a suction port to suction fluid from or about the vortex, and the outlet port forms an injection port to inject fluid into or about the vortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Taira, Qiong Liu, Byungjin An, Motohiko Nohmi, Masashi Obuchi
  • Patent number: 10695310
    Abstract: Methods of treatment using D-serine to target brain cells expressing GluN3 subunit-containing triheteromeric NMDARs are disclosed. The methods include inhibiting calcium ion uptake by brain cells, treating epilepsy, and treating seizures by artificially administering D-serine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay S. Kumar
  • Patent number: 10676519
    Abstract: A chimeric protein having deubiquitinase activity, methods of identifying anti-deubiquitinase compounds using chimeric proteins, and kits comprising chimeric proteins are described herein. In one aspect, a chimeric protein comprises a mammalian deubiquitinase catalytic domain, a linker domain, and a non-human deubiquitinase proteasome binding domain. In another aspect, a method of identifying a compound having deubiquitinase inhibition activity comprises a) providing an assay for identifying a compound having deubiquitinase inhibition activity, wherein the assay comprises one or more biological cells comprising a chimeric protein comprising a mammalian deubiquitinase catalytic domain, a linker domain, and a non-human deubiquitinase proteasome binding domain; b) screening the assay with at least one compound; and c) identifying a compound having deubiquitinase inhibition activity based on survival of the biological cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Tomko, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200176812
    Abstract: A compound of Formula 1 Li1+(4?a)?Hf2??Ma?(PO4??)3??(1) wherein M is at least one cationic element with valence of a, wherein 0<???, 1?a?4, and 0???0.1. Also an electrolyte composition, a separator, a protected positive electrode, a protected negative electrode, and a lithium battery, each including the compound of Formula 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Lincoln Miara, Yan-Yan Hu, Xuyong Feng
  • Patent number: 10659036
    Abstract: A gate driver for power semiconductors is disclosed. The gate driver includes modulation to modulate signals from a controller to a radio frequency (RF) range that is much higher than frequencies associated with conducted EMI. The gate driver also includes RF transformer and tank circuit to that couples the modulated signals, filters EMI, and provides galvanic isolation. The gate driver further includes a RF demodulator and unfolder circuit for converting the RF signal into a signal appropriate for controlling the gate of a power semiconductor for switching. Additionally, the disclosed gate driver provides active gate control using programmable waveforms with values that can range over a continuous range of voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Li, Yanjun Shi
  • Patent number: 10658091
    Abstract: A coating mixture comprising at least one ceramic powder and a first and second binder that when applied to a substrate and heat treated produces a thin ceramic electrical insulation coating suitable for superconducting magnet applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hom Kandel, Jun Lu