Patents Assigned to University of Connecticut
  • Publication number: 20220143570
    Abstract: Systems/methods for continuous operation of fixed bed reactors using gaseous fuels for the purpose of power generation through integration with a combined cycle power plant are provided. The fixed bed reactors are assumed to operate in a semi-batch mode composed of reactor modules that are integrated into module trains that comprise the chemical-looping combustion island of the power plant. The scheduling of each reactor train is cast as an optimization problem that maximizes thermodynamic efficiency subject to constraints imposed to each reactor and the entire island. When the chemical-looping reactors are arranged cyclically, each feeding to or being fed from another reactor, in an operating scheme that mimics simulated moving bed reactors, the thermodynamic efficiency of the reactor island can be improved. Allowing the reversal of module order in the cyclically arranged reactor modules further improves the overall thermodynamic efficiency (to 84.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: George M. Bollas, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11300574
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are isolated compositions including at least 2 of mutant peptides selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 1-149, or polypeptides comprising the mutant peptides; wherein the composition comprises mutant peptides encoded by 2 or more genes. Also disclosed are methods for personalized treatment of breast cancer involving creating a peptide array of mutant peptides comprising the mutations in protein-encoding regions of the high-frequency cancer genes or the exome in a subject and screening the peptide array with a biological sample from the subject to detect antibodies in the biological sample that bind to the array, to detect antigenic targets for therapy in treating the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: David Han, Veneta Qendro
  • Patent number: 11293981
    Abstract: Systems and methods of testing the health of vehicular power devices are disclosed herein. A method may include producing operating points as a function of cycling current (Ids) and voltage drain to source (Vds) when a subject device is conducting current. The method may further include determining a mean of moving distribution to adapt a center of the moving distribution contrasted with a plurality of known healthy devices. The method may also include indicating an imminent fault in the subject device based upon a discontinuity among operating points above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Donald McMenemy, John Kaminski, Shailesh N. Joshi, Ali M. Bazzi, Krishna Pattipati
  • Patent number: 11277649
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may obtain a selection of a desired perceptual quality for a video and selects a first video chunk from among a first plurality of video chunks, wherein the first plurality of video chunks is associated with a first time block of the video, wherein the selecting is based upon a manifest file of the video, wherein each video chunk of the first plurality of video chunks is associated with a respective perceptual quality and a respective encoding bitrate, wherein the first video chunk is part of a subset of the first plurality of video chunks for which the respective perceptual quality matches the desired perceptual quality within a predefined threshold tolerance, and wherein the respective encoding bitrate of the first video chunk is lower than a highest encoding bitrate associated with the subset of the first plurality of video chunks. The processing system may obtain the first video chunk from a server and store the first video chunk in a buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I. L.P., THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Subhabrata Sen, Shuai Hao, Yanyuan Qin, Bing Wang, Krishna R. Pattipati
  • Patent number: 11269294
    Abstract: Portable common path shearing interferometry-based holographic microscopy systems. The system includes a light source, a sample holder, a microscope objective lens, a shear plate and an imaging device positioned in a common path shearing interferometry configuration. A housing is configured to receive and hold the shear plate and maintain a position of the shear plate relative to the microscope objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Bahram Javidi, Adam Markman, Siddharth Rawat, Arun Anand
  • Patent number: 11246518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sensor comprising a conduit; the conduit comprising an organic polymer; a working electrode; the working electrode being etched and decorated with a nanostructured material; a reference electrode; and a counter electrode; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being disposed in the conduit; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being separated from each other by an electrically insulating material; and wherein a cross-sectional area of the conduit that comprises a section of the working electrode, a section of the reference electrode and a section of the counter electrode is exposed to detect analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCH OF MED/DNT
    Inventors: Liangliang Qiang, Santhisagar Vaddiraju, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
  • Patent number: 11243540
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to autonomous vehicles (AVs) are provided. A mapping can be determined that tiles an environment having an AV using a plurality of cells; each cell having an environmental status. While the AV is in the environment: status data can be received relating to a location of the AV and obstacles at that location; environmental status for a cell can be updated based on the status data; a value for each cell can be determined based on the cell's environmental status; a waypoint of a coverage path that covers a region in the environment and is based on the AV's location can be determined; a determination whether the waypoint is reachable from the AV's location can be made; after determining that the waypoint is reachable, a command based on the mapping can be sent directing the AV toward the waypoint; and the waypoint can be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Shalabh Gupta, Junnan Song
  • Publication number: 20220034257
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating for an internal combustion engine includes an insulating thermal spray coating, where a chosen material of the insulating thermal spray coating has a thermal conductivity lower than 2 W/mK in fully dense form and the chosen material includes a coefficient of thermal expansion within 5 ppm/K of a coefficient of thermal expansion of a material of a component of the internal combustion engine upon which the coating is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: The University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Eric Jordan, Chen Jiang, Rishi Kumar, Balakrishnan Nair
  • Publication number: 20220021929
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing adaptive streaming information for a multimedia content segment, determining available access bandwidths for a plurality of video tracks and a plurality of audio tracks identified by the adaptive streaming information, selecting one of a plurality of candidate track pairings identified by the adaptive streaming information based on the available access bandwidths, obtaining video content of the multimedia content segment via a video track of the selected track pairing, and obtaining audio content of the multimedia content segment via an audio track of the selected track pairing. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Subhabrata Sen, Yanyuan Qin, Bing Wang
  • Patent number: 11226951
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems and techniques for implementing atomic memory objects in a multi-writer, multi-reader setting. In an embodiment, the devices, systems and techniques use maximum distance separable (MDS) codes, and may be specifically designed to optimize a total storage cost for a given fault-tolerance requirement. Also described is an embodiment to handle the case where some of the servers can return erroneous coded elements during a read operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Muriel Medard, Kishori Mohan Konwar, Prakash Narayana Moorthy, Nancy Ann Lynch, Erez Kantor, Alexander Allister Schwarzmann
  • Patent number: 11200691
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optical sensing, visualization and detection in media (e.g., turbid media; turbid water; fog; non-turbid media). A light source and an image sensor are positioned in turbid media or external to the turbid media with the light source within a field of view of the image sensor array. Temporal optical signals are transmitted through the turbid media via the light source and multiple perspective video sequence frames are acquired via the image sensor array of light propagating through the turbid media. A three-dimensional image is reconstructed from each frame and the reconstructed three-dimensional images are combined to form a three-dimensional video sequence. The transmitted optical signals are detected from the three-dimensional video sequence by applying a multi-dimensional signal detection scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Bahram Javidi, Satoru Komatsu, Adam Markman
  • Patent number: 11199535
    Abstract: Improved sensor assemblies are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved and highly advantageous metal oxide based sensor assemblies configured to sense low concentration of specific gases, and related methods of use. The present disclosure provides improved physical forms of metal oxide films (e.g., WOx films, CeOx films). The exemplary metal oxide films can be fabricated by a Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT). The highly advantageous films/materials can be utilized in sensor assemblies to detect simple chemical components of the breath that correlate with human health conditions (e.g., the presence of acetone in diabetic patients). These films/materials demonstrate improved thermal stability under the sensor's operating conditions, as well as improved sensitivity to low concentration of the analyte, selectivity and quick responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Radenka Maric, Rishabh Jain
  • Patent number: 11173173
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods of treating cancer by selectively inhibiting p-S552-?-catenin, p-T217-?-catenin, p-T332-?-catenin, and/or p-S675-?-catenin production and/or activity. Such methods also and/or limit cancer-initiating cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, STOWERS INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Rajeswari Kasi, Linheng Li, Xiuling Lu, John M. Perry, Gurusingham Sitta Sittampalam, Anuradha Roy, Xi C. He
  • Patent number: 11169899
    Abstract: To predict a failure condition in a power module of a vehicle, it is determined whether a discontinuity in statistical data characterizing physical measurements of the power module meets a threshold criterion. Responsive to the discontinuity meeting the threshold criterion, a data offset in the physical measurements is computed at the discontinuity. A shift correction is applied to the physical measurements in accordance with the computed data offset responsive to a determination that the discontinuity is attributable to a restart of the power module. Other statistical data characterizing the shift-corrected physical measurements are computed and the statistical data and the other statistical data are provided to a machine learning processor that predicts the failure condition in the power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Ali M. Bazzi, Lingyi Zhang, Weiqiang Chen, Krishna Pattipati, Donald McMenemy, Shailesh Joshi
  • Publication number: 20210342244
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an anomaly in a power semiconductor device are disclosed. A system includes a server computing device and one or more local components communicatively coupled to the server computing device. Each local component includes sensors positioned adjacent to the power semiconductor device for sensing properties thereof. Each local component receives data corresponding to one or more sensed properties of the power semiconductor device from the sensors and transmits the data to the server computing device. The server computing device utilizes the data, via a machine learning algorithm, to generate a set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors and select a selected set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors. Each local component conducts a statistical analysis of the selected set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors to determine that the data is indicative of the anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Ercan M. Dede, Shallesh N. Joshi, Lingyl Zhang, Weiqiang Chen, Krishna Pattipatti, Ali M. Bazzi
  • Publication number: 20210341911
    Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium describing an autoencoder that creates a reduced feature space from healthy power electronics devices for training. Devices under test are then encoded and compared to the encoded features of the healthy devices to determine health of the other devices. Contextual information is used to build multiple models that compare power electronics devices from similarly operated vehicles with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Shailesh N. JOSHI, Donald MCMENEMY, John KAMINSKI, Ravi RAJAMANI, Muhamed FAROOQ, Krishna PATTIPATI, Ali BAZZI
  • Patent number: 11144835
    Abstract: A system and method for outage prediction for electrical distribution utilities using high-resolution weather forecasts, geographic data (e.g., land use and vegetation around overhead-lines) and utility infrastructure data (e.g., transformer fuses, etc.) to predict distributed outage occurrences (e.g., number of outages over a 2-km gridded map) in advance of a storm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Emmanouil Anagnostou, David Wanik, Brian Hartman, Jichao He
  • Patent number: 11113168
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an anomaly in a power semiconductor device are disclosed. A system includes a server computing device and one or more local components communicatively coupled to the server computing device. Each local component includes sensors positioned adjacent to the power semiconductor device for sensing properties thereof. Each local component receives data corresponding to one or more sensed properties of the power semiconductor device from the sensors and transmits the data to the server computing device. The server computing device utilizes the data, via a machine learning algorithm, to generate a set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors and select a selected set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors. Each local component conducts a statistical analysis of the selected set of eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors to determine that the data is indicative of the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Ercan Mehment Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi, Lingyi Zhang, Weiqiang Chen, Krishna Pattipatti, Ali M. Bazzi
  • Patent number: 11114161
    Abstract: A reconfigurable phase change device with methods for operating and forming the same are disclosed. An example device can comprise a reconfigurable layer comprising a phase change material, and a set of contacts connected with the reconfigurable layer. The set of contacts can comprise at least a first contact, a second contact, and a third contact. The device can comprise at least one control element electrically coupled with one or more of the set of contacts. The at least one control element can be configured to supply a first control signal to one or more of the set of contacts. The first control signal can be configured to modify a first portion of the reconfigurable layer thereby isolating the first contact from the second contact and the third contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Nadim H. Kan'an, Ali Gokirmak, Helena Silva
  • Patent number: 11103523
    Abstract: The invention provides amphiphilic liquid crystalline brush block copolymers that can readily self-assemble to nanoparticles in aqueous solutions and also allow for encapsulation of hydrophobic pharmaceutically active molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Xiuling Lu, Rajeswari Kasi, Thanh-Huyen Tran, Chi Thanh Nguyen, Prashant Deshmukh