Patents Assigned to The State University Rutgers
  • Patent number: 7024404
    Abstract: Techniques to assign a ranking value to objects in a database such as a collection of cross referencing documents, the World-Wide Web or a hyperlinked database are described. The ranking value assigned to a given data object represents a cross-cluster strength metric and is a function of the object's importance across all groups or clusters in which the object is classified. The cross-cluster strength metric may be particularly beneficial in enhancing the performance of web-based search engines because it emphasizes the importance of objects that appear in multiple groups while de-emphasizing the importance of objects that, while highly linked within one or a few groups, are relatively unlinked to objects in other groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: The State University Rutgers
    Inventors: Apostolos Gerasoulis, Wei Wang, Hyun-Ju Seo
  • Patent number: 6344062
    Abstract: There is disclosed a control system for use with a prosthetic device comprising a sensor for sensing volitional movement of a muscle, tendon or ligament intended to cause an associated desired movement of another body part and generating an at least one signal in response thereto, and an electronic interface for analyzing at least one signal and sending a corresponding at least one control signal to the prosthetic or orthotic device indicative of the desired movement of another body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: The State University Rutgers, Nian-Crae, Inc.
    Inventors: Rochel Lieber Abboudi, Carey A. Glass, Nicki Ann Newby, William Craelius
  • Patent number: 6137030
    Abstract: Disclosed are PAP mutants having reduced phytotoxicity compared to wild-type PAP, and which confer broad spectrum resistance to viruses and/or fungi in plants. One group of PAP mutants is characterized by at least one amino acid substitution in the N-terminus of mature PAP, such as the Glycine 75 residue or the Glutamic acid 97 residue; two groups of additional PAP mutants are characterized by truncations in the N-terminal region of mature PAP and truncations or amino acid substitutions in the C-terminal region of mature PAP, respectively; and a further group are enzymatically inactive which still exhibit anti-fungal properties. Also disclosed are DNA molecules encoding the PAP mutants, mutant PAP DNA constructs, and transgenic seed and plants containing the DNAs. Further disclosed are methods for identifying PAP mutants having reduced phytotoxicity, as well as isolated and purified PAP mutants identified by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: The State University of Rutgers
    Inventor: Nilgun E. Tumer
  • Patent number: 6120491
    Abstract: A polymer with a hydrolytically labile backbone and having the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.9 is an alkyl, aryl or alkylaryl group with up to 18 carbon atoms having a pendent carboxylic acid group or the benzyl ester thereof;R.sub.12 is an alkyl, aryl or alkylaryl group with up to 18 carbon atoms having a pendent carboxylic acid ester group selected from straight and branched alkyl and alkylaryl esters containing up to 18 carbon atoms and ester derivatives of biologically and pharmaceutically active compounds covalently bonded thereto, provided that the ester group is not a benzyl group or a group that is removed by hydrogenolysis;each R.sub.7 is independently an alkylene group containing up to four carbon atoms;A is selected from: ##STR2## wherein R.sub.8 is selected from saturated and unsaturated, substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, aryl and alkylaryl groups containing up to 18 carbon atoms;k is between about 5 and about 3,000; andx and f independently range from zero to less that one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: The State University Rutgers
    Inventors: Joachim B. Kohn, Durgadas Bolikal, George L. Brode, Sylvie I. Ertel, Shuiyun Guan, John E. Kemnitzer
  • Patent number: 6015481
    Abstract: New solid state pH and sodium ion sensitive metal-oxide-type compositions, sensors and methods are disclosed. Performance thereof was demonstrated at ambient temperature with single crystals of several molybdenum bronzes (i.e. Na.sub.0.9 Mo.sub.6 O.sub.17, Li.sub.0.9 Mo.sub.6 O.sub.17, Li.sub.0.33 MoO.sub.3 and K.sub.0.3 MoO.sub.3) The pH sensors with Na-molybdenum-oxide bronzes show near ideal Nernstian behavior in the pH range 3-9. The response is not affected by the direction of the pH change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: The State University of Rutgers
    Inventors: Martha Greenblatt, Pavel Shuk, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary