Patents Assigned to University College Cork-National University of Ireland
  • Publication number: 20200310142
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention provides a photonic subsystem for integrating onto a photonic platform. The subsystem comprises a laser source and a plurality of optical components for focusing and directing a laser beam emitted from the laser source into a photonic platform. The laser source and plurality of optical components are mounted to a substrate and encapsulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: University College Cork-National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventor: Peter O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200252147
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system identifies a plurality of performance indicators comprising device performance indicators for a plurality of communication devices on a cellular network and network performance indicators for the cellular network. The method also includes obtaining historical data regarding the plurality of performance indicators for each of a series of time points during a past time period; the historical data for each of the plurality of performance indicators form an array of values for that performance indicator. The method further includes generating from each array a set of inputs to an algorithm for predicting a throughput of the cellular network during a future time period; the set of inputs comprises quantiles of the array, and the algorithm comprises a machine learning algorithm. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., University College Cork - National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, Emir Halepovic, Rakesh Sinha, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Ahmed Zahran, Darijo Raca, Cormac John Sreenan, Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Matteo Varvello
  • Publication number: 20200229742
    Abstract: A diagnostic sensor device has a semiconductor chip having a distal end physically configured to fit into a power and data socket conforming to a non-proprietary standard, and having exposed pads for engagement with corresponding conductors of such a socket. At its proximal end the chip has at least one sensor for contact with an analyte. The device may be manufactured in a single integrated process to provide a wafer which is diced to provide the individual devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK, ALTRATECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian O'FARRELL, Ivan O'CONNELL, Steven DARBY, Timothy CUMMINS
  • Publication number: 20200076520
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system identifies a plurality of performance indicators comprising device performance indicators for a plurality of communication devices on a cellular network and network performance indicators for the cellular network. The method also includes obtaining historical data regarding the plurality of performance indicators for each of a series of time points during a past time period; the historical data for each of the plurality of performance indicators form an array of values for that performance indicator. The method further includes generating from each array a set of inputs to an algorithm for predicting a throughput of the cellular network during a future time period; the set of inputs comprises quantiles of the array, and the algorithm comprises a machine learning algorithm. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., University College Cork - National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, Emir Halepovic, Rakesh Sinha, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Ahmed Zahran, Darijo Raca, Cormac John Sreenan, Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Matteo Varvello
  • Patent number: 10564146
    Abstract: A method for the early prediction of risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnant women, including for example eclampsia, mild pre-eclampsia, chronic hypertension, EPH gestosis, gestational hypertension, superimposed pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, or nephropathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventors: Louise Kenny, Philip Newton Baker, David Broadhurst
  • Patent number: 10560111
    Abstract: A nested mixed-radix DDSM can guarantee zero systematic frequency error when used as a divider controller in a fractional-N frequency synthesizer is described. This disclosure presents a nested cascaded mixed-radix DDSM architecture which can also guarantee zero systematic frequency error. In addition, the disclosure allows one to use higher order auxiliary modulators and shaped dither signal to eliminate feedthrough spurs completely. By increasing the number of levels in the cascade, the moduli of the individual modulator stages can be reduced, thereby increasing the speed of the synthesizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: University College Cork-National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventors: Hongjia Mo, Michael Peter Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20200015953
    Abstract: An intravascular cell therapy device comprises a scaffold (2, 12) that is radially adjustable between a contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery to a vascular locus and an expanded orientation, and a biodegradable matrix provided on at least a portion of the scaffold that is suitable for seeding with cells and degrades in a vascular environment. The scaffold is configured to have a distal piercing tip (5) when in a deployed orientation. The scaffold comprises a plurality of sidewall panels (3, 13, 14) arranged around a longitudinal axis of the scaffold, and adjustable couplings (4) between the panels configured for adjustment between an expanded configuration and a contracted orientation, and in which each sidewall panel comprises a matrix suitable for seeding with cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventor: Noel CAPLICE
  • Publication number: 20190331833
    Abstract: The invention provides a solution based process based on high molecular weight block copolymer (BCP) nanolithography for fabrication of periodic structures on large areas of optical surfaces. In one embodiment there is provided method of fabricating a nano-patterned surface for application in a photonic, optical or other related device, said method comprising the steps of: providing a substrate material; depositing a block copolymer (BCP) material on the substrate material; and phase separating the BCPs using at least one solvent selected to facilitate polymer chain mobilisation and lead to phase separation to fabricate said nano-patterned surface; wherein the nano-patterned surface comprises an ordered array of structures and having a domain or diameter of 100 nm or greater. A new photonic device and optical device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventors: Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari, Michael Morris, Ramsankar Senthamaraikannan
  • Publication number: 20190321487
    Abstract: A cyclodextrin-RNA conjugate is described in which the cyclodextrin molecule is conjugated at its glucosyl 6-, 2- or 3-positions, optionally via a linker, to at least one RNA molecule at the RNA 3? terminal base. The at least one RNA molecule may be an siRNA molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventors: Raphael DARCY, Caitriona O'DRISCOLL, Meenakshi MALHOTRA
  • Publication number: 20190264168
    Abstract: The current invention provides use of a CLA-producing bacterium for the in vivo conversion in the gut of polyunsaturated fatty acids to CLA. The CLA-producing bacterium is selected from one or more of the group consisting of propionibacteria, lactobacilli, lactococci and streptococci, and bifidobacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Teagasc- The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Alimentary Health Ltd.
    Inventors: Liam O'Mahony, Fergus Shanahan, Eamonn Quigley, Paul Ross, Catherine Stanton
  • Patent number: 10279083
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for treating an individual having (suffering from) an acute myocardial infarction and drug eluting stents useful for treating such individuals. These methods include treating an individual by introducing, such as by surgically inserting, at a site of an acute coronary artery occlusion upstream of the site of acute myocardial infarction, a drug eluting stent (DES) that is capable of eluting from 25 pg to 950 pg of IGF-1 directly into the coronary circulation. The treatment is specifically directed to stimulation of repair or survival of damaged cardiac muscle or left ventricular remodeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventor: Noel Caplice
  • Publication number: 20190056380
    Abstract: A method for the early prediction of risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnant women, including for example eclampsia, mild pre-eclampsia, chronic hypertension, EPH gestosis, gestational hypertension, superimposed pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, or nephropathy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventors: Louise Kenny, Philip Newton Baker, David Broadhurst
  • Publication number: 20170354519
    Abstract: Described herein are methods that result in less cell death resulting from myocardial infarction than would otherwise occur in an individual who has suffered myocardial infarction. Also described are compositions useful in reducing cell death post myocardial infarction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventor: Noel Caplice
  • Publication number: 20170281830
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for treating an individual having (suffering from) an acute myocardial infarction and drug eluting stents useful for treating such individuals. These methods include treating an individual by introducing, such as by surgically inserting, at a site of an acute coronary artery occlusion upstream of the site of acute myocardial infarction, a drug eluting stent (DES) that is capable of eluting from 25 pg to 950 pg of IGF-I directly into the coronary circulation. The treatment is specifically directed to stimulation of repair or survival of damaged cardiac muscle or left ventricular remodeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventor: Noel Caplice
  • Publication number: 20170253638
    Abstract: An antimicrobial peptide having potent antibacterial activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus is described. Also described is an isolated Lactobacillus salivarius DPC6502 strain as deposited with the National Collection of Industrial and Marine Bacteria under the Accession No. NCIMB 41840, and variants thereof, wherein the isolated bacteria and variants thereof express an antimicrobial peptide of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TEAGASC)
    Inventors: Paul ROSS, Eileen O'SHEA, Colin HILL
  • Publication number: 20170172523
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system of providing a real time audification of neonatal EEG signals. The method comprises the steps of: receiving preprocessed neonatal EEG signals; changing a characteristic of the preprocessed signals in a phase vocoder; resampling the output signals from the vocoder to a predetermined audio frequency range; converting the resampled signals into stereo signals; and selecting a plurality of channels from the stereo signals as the output audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventors: Andriy TEMKO, Gordon LIGHTBODY, Liam MARNANE, Geraldine BOYLAN
  • Patent number: 9669134
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for treating an individual having (suffering from) an acute myocardial infarction and drug eluting stents useful for treating such individuals. These methods include treating an individual by introducing, such as by surgically inserting, at a site of an acute coronary artery occlusion upstream of the site of acute myocardial infarction, a drug eluting stent (DES) that is capable of eluting from 25 pg to 950 pg of IGF-1 directly into the coronary circulation. The treatment is specifically directed to stimulation of repair or survival of damaged cardiac muscle or left ventricular remodeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventor: Noel Caplice
  • Patent number: 9597362
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the live cultures of probiotic bacteria to treat infectious diseases in humans and animals. Food-grade or non-pathogenic cultures are used to treat localised infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: TEAGASC, THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CORK-NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Paul Ross, Colin Hill, William Meaney
  • Publication number: 20170026633
    Abstract: A method for performing high dynamic range optical image detection of a scene. The method comprises imaging incident light from a scene onto an object plane of an Optical Array Device, the OAD operating in time modulation mode; determining the locations of those pixels in the object plane of a first light level; detecting the optical irradiance values of those pixels of the first light level to produce a first detected image; detecting the optical irradiance values of those pixels of a second light level to produce a second detected image; and generating a high dynamic range optical irradiance map of the scene by combining the first detected image and the second detected image into a single image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventor: Nabeel Agha RIZA
  • Publication number: 20160348175
    Abstract: A method for screening a distressed neonate for risk of having or developing HIE comprises the steps of assaying a biological sample obtained from the distressed neonate, the mother of the neonate, or from the umbilical cord or placenta, for an abundance of miR-374a in the sample, and comparing the abundance of miR-374a in the sample with a reference abundance of miR-374a, wherein a reduced abundance of miR-374a in the sample compared with the reference abundance of miR-374a is indicative of the distressed neonate being at risk of having or developing HIE. Risk of severe HIE can be determined by assaying a biological sample from the distressed neonate identified as being at risk of HIE for an abundance of a plurality of metabolites including succinate, glycerol, acetone and 3-hydroxybutyrate, providing the sum of glycerol and succinate abundance and the sum of acetone and 3-hydroxybutyrate; and correlating the sums with risk of severe HIE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
    Inventors: Deirdre Murray, Ann Marie Looney, Geraldine Boylan, John Cryan