Patents Assigned to University of Colorado
  • Patent number: 11032498
    Abstract: A quantitative pulse count (event detection) algorithm with linearity to high count rates is accomplished by combining a high-speed, high frame rate camera with simple logic code run on a massively parallel processor such as a GPU. The parallel processor elements examine frames from the camera pixel by pixel to find and tag events or count pulses. The tagged events are combined to form a combined quantitative event image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body
    Inventors: Justin Waugh, Daniel S. Dessau, Stephen P. Parham, Thomas Nummy, Justin Griffith, Xiaoqing Zhou, Haoxiang Li
  • Publication number: 20210159007
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to apparatuses for enhanced thermal management of a planar inductor assembly. In one embodiment, a cooling package for an inductor assembly includes a cold plate and a heat-spreading bracket mechanically coupled to the cold plate at a first end of the heat-spreading bracket. The cold plate has a slotted recess for mounting a first inductor core along a first end thereof. The heat-spreading bracket is configured to apply a clamping force to a second inductor core at a second end opposite to the first end of the heat-spreading bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Colorado Boulder
    Inventors: Ercan M. DEDE, Tsuyoshi NOMURA, Robert ERICKSON, Dragan MAKSIMOVIC, Vivek SANKARANARAYANAN, Yucheng GAO, Aritra GHOSH
  • Patent number: 11018290
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for multilayer superconducting structures comprising electroplated Rhenium, where the Rhenium operates in a superconducting regime at or above 4.2 K, or above 1.8 K where specific temperatures and times of annealing have occurred. The structure can include at least a first conductive layer applied to a substrate, where the Rhenium layer is electroplated to the first layer. A third layer formed from the same or a different conductor as the first layer can be formed atop the Rhenium layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Inventors: Donald David, David Pappas, Xian Wu
  • Patent number: 11013707
    Abstract: Methods of administering methyldopa to a subject in a fasting state to increase bioavailability of the methyldopa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, ImmunoMolecular Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Orndorff, Aaron Michels
  • Patent number: 11006919
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for generating images are provided. In some embodiments, the techniques can include acquiring a medical image and an associated motion characterization. The motion characterization can then be used to generate a plurality of gated image data sets, sorted by phase in the motion cycle. A new amplitude-based motion characterization curve is derived from the association of phases with amplitude-based characteristics in the phase gated images. This newly derived amplitude-based motion characterization curve can then be used to re-sort data according to amplitude-based gating techniques known in the field or with data driven optimization techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventor: Adam Kesner
  • Patent number: 11000625
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of synthesis and amplified photodegradation of hydrogel network and methods of producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Kristi Anseth, Ian Marozas, Tobin Brown
  • Patent number: 11000225
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to a single monolithic IC to perform simultaneous optogenetic neural inhibition and extracellular electrophysiological recording in-vivo. Some embodiments include a low input capacitance (e.g., 9.7 pF) amplifier particularly tailored for the use of high-impedance electrodes to conduct single neuron extracellular recording integrated with programmable high current drivers for optogenetic stimulation or inhibition on the same IC chip. Some embodiments use a noise model to guide the IC design process to obtain parameters for optimal signal-to-noise ratio. The performance of the IC chip was demonstrated on an anesthetized gerbil expressed with inhibitory optogenetic protein (Halorhodopsin). Spontaneous action potentials from the fifth nerve of the brainstem were recorded by the amplifier and were subsequently inhibited by laser illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, University of Macau
    Inventors: Tim Lei, Achim Klug, Sio Hang Pun, Changhao Chen, Mang I. Vai, Peng Un Mak, Elizabeth McCullagh
  • Patent number: 11002777
    Abstract: A microwave sensor includes a cloud of particles, e.g., Rubidium 87 atoms. A probe laser beam transitions ground-state particles in its path to an excited state. A set of one or more coupling laser beams causes excited particles to transition to a first Rydberg state so that particles in the intersection of the laser beams are in a dark superposition which is transparent to the probe laser beam so that a frequency spectrum of the probe laser beam shows a transmission peak at the laser frequency. A microwave lens focuses a microwave vector (e.g., a microwave signal) within the intersection, causing particles in the first Rydberg state to transition to a second Rydberg state, splitting the transmission peak into a pair of peaks. The intensity of the microwave vector can be calculated based on the frequency difference between the pair of peaks. The direction of the microwave vector can be determined from the location of the laser-beam intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: ColdQuanta, Inc., The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Evan Salim, Dana Zachary Anderson, Jayson Denney, Zorana Popovic, Farhad Majdeteimouri
  • Patent number: 10995035
    Abstract: Methods of forming sintered compounds and compounds formed using the methods are disclosed. Exemplary methods include reactive flash sintering to form sintered compounds from two or more starting compounds. Various sintered compounds may be suitable for use as solid electrolytes in solid-state electrochemical cells and batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Rishi Raj, Viviana Avila
  • Patent number: 10995779
    Abstract: Hydraulically-amplified, self-healing, electrostatic actuators that harness electrostatic and hydraulic forces to achieve various actuation modes. Electrostatic forces between electrode pairs of the actuators generated upon application of a voltage to the electrode pairs draws the electrodes in each pair towards each other to displace a liquid dielectric contained within an enclosed internal cavity of the actuators to drive actuation in various manners. The electrodes and the liquid dielectric form a self-healing capacitor whereby the liquid dielectric automatically fills breaches in the liquid dielectric resulting from dielectric breakdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Christoph Matthias Keplinger, Eric Lucas Acome, Nicholas Alexander Kellaris, Shane Karl Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10993834
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of medical intervention related to the lacrimal system. The invention relates to a lacrimal system device and methods of using the device for drug delivery to an eye, sinuses and/or periocular tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventor: Malik Kahook
  • Patent number: 10996538
    Abstract: An optical modulator is disclosed that includes an optical resonator structure. The optical resonator structure includes at least one non-linear portion, the at least one non-linear portion comprising at least one radial junction region. The at least one radial junction region is formed between at least first and second materials, respectively, having different electronic conductivity characteristics. A principal axis of the at least one radial junction region is oriented along a radius of curvature of the at least one non-linear portion. The optical modulator includes an optical waveguide that is coupled to the at least one non-linear portion of the optical resonator structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado
    Inventors: Milos A. Popovic, Jeffrey Michael Shainline, Jason Scott Orcutt, Vladimir Marko Stojanovic
  • Patent number: 10990435
    Abstract: Virtual redundancy for active-standby cloud applications is disclosed herein. A virtual machine (“VM”) placement scheduling system is disclosed herein. The system can compute, for each standby VM of a plurality of available standby VMs, a minimum required placement overlap delta to meet an entitlement assurance rate (“EAR”) threshold. The system can compute a minimum number of available VM slots for activating each standby VM to meet the EAR threshold. For each standby VM of a given application, the system can filter out any server of a plurality of servers that does not meet criteria. If a given server meets the criteria, the system can add the given server to a candidate list; sort, in descending order, the candidate list by the minimum required placement overlap delta and the number of available virtual machine slots; and select, from the candidate list of servers, a candidate server from atop the candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Gueyoung Jung, Kaustubh Joshi, Sangtae Ha
  • Patent number: 10983275
    Abstract: A grating coupler couples a waveguide to a beam and is formed of patterned shapes in a first and second layer of planar material, the shapes embedded in background material, the layers separated by less than one wavelength. The shapes are organized as a plurality of adjacent unit cells arranged along a direction of propagation of light with each unit cell including a shape of the first material and a shape of the second material, each unit cell having design parameters including a period, a width wb of the shape of first planar material, a width wt of the shape of second planar material, and an offset between the shapes. The coupler has a directivity ratio D is at least 10 dB between “up” and “down” radiation; and unit cells differ in at least one parameter selected from period, wb, wt, and offset to provide a predetermined beam shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventor: Milos A. Popovic
  • Patent number: 10985523
    Abstract: A method for extending and enhancing bright coherent high-order harmonic generation into the VUV-EUV-X-ray regions of the spectrum involves a way of accomplishing phase matching or effective phase matching of extreme upconversion of laser light at high conversion efficiency, approaching 10?3 in some spectral regions, and at significantly higher photon energies in a waveguide geometry, in a self-guiding geometry, a gas cell, or a loosely focusing geometry, containing nonlinear medium. The extension and enhancement of the coherent VUV, EUV, X-ray emission to high photon energies relies on using VUV-UV-VIS lasers of shorter wavelength. This leads to enhancement of macroscopic phase matching parameters due to stronger contribution of linear and nonlinear dispersion of both atoms and ions, combined with a strong microscopic single-atom yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Tenio V Popmintchev, Dimitar V Popmintchev, Margaret M Murnane, Henry C Kapteyn
  • Patent number: 10985394
    Abstract: Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) having configurations with spiral wound structures and with frame-and-plate structures are provided. Systems may allow for production of an electrical current that is at least partially generated by anodophilic microorganisms connected directly or indirectly to an electrode. A spiral wound or frame-and-plate type bioelectrochemical system may include an anolyte influent point, a catholyte influent point, electrodes, ion selective membranes, mesh separators, gas collection devices, an exterior containment vessel, and one or more external electrical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Zhiyong Ren, Casey Forrestal, Pei Xu
  • Patent number: 10975171
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and methods that are useful in promoting reactions that proceed through an oxidative quenching pathway. In certain embodiments, the reactions comprise atom transfer radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Garret Miyake, Jordan Corinne Theriot, Matthew D. Ryan, Ryan Michael Pearson, Tracy Allen French, Haishen Yang, Andrew Lockwood, Charles Musgrave, Chern-Hooi Lim, Ya Du, Blaine McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20210102171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mesenchymal stem cell storing or transport formulation, a method of preparing the mesenchymal stem cell toring or transport formulation as well as to methods of using the mesenchymal stem cell storing or transport formulation. Such methods include a method of transporting mesenchymal stem cells in this storing or transport formulation as well as a method of treating a subject having a disease, the method comprising topically administering mesenchymal stem cells that have been stored or transported in this storing or transport formulation. Also concerned is a unit dosage of the mesenchymal stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: CELLRESEARCH CORPORATION PTE. LTD., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
    Inventors: Toan Thang PHAN, Brian M. FREED
  • Patent number: RE48557
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of a cancer in a subject by inhibiting a Ral GTPase in the subject, and small molecule inhibitors of Ral GTPases useful in the methods of the invention. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of the invention, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Dan Theodorescu, Michael Fitzpatrick Wempe, David Ross, Chao Yan, Phillip Reigan
  • Patent number: D921197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventor: Jonathan Todd Bravman