Patents Assigned to University of South Florida
  • Patent number: 11509365
    Abstract: A system and method utilizing a novel dynamic sidelobe multiplexing (DSM) is proposed for the applications in beamspace multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. The DSM technique pre-codes the transmitted data over transmitter beams in order to open up a new path to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Murat Karabacak, Liza Afeef, Huseyin Arslan
  • Patent number: 11501113
    Abstract: Identifying insect species integrates image processing, feature selection, unsupervised clustering, and a support vector machine (SVM) learning algorithm for classification. Results with a total of 101 mosquito specimens spread across nine different vector carrying species demonstrate high accuracy in species identification. When implemented as a smart-phone application, the latency and energy consumption were minimal. The currently manual process of species identification and recording can be sped up, while also minimizing the ensuing cognitive workload of personnel. Citizens at large can use the system in their own homes for self-awareness and share insect identification data with public health agencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Sriram Chellappan, Pratool Bharti, Mona Minakshi, Willie McClinton, Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov
  • Patent number: 11497739
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with accumulation of A? peptide in neural tissue. The subject invention also concerns materials and methods for treating and/or preventing stress disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of cotinine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a person or animal in need of treatment. The methods of the invention can be used to prevent and/or treat Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and/or Down's syndrome. The subject invention also concerns compositions that comprise cotinine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, diluent or adjuvant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    Inventor: Valentina Echeverria Moran
  • Patent number: 11499943
    Abstract: Disclose herein is a portable platform based on a direct digital synthesizer (DDS) is investigated for the orthogonal SAW sensor, integrating signal synthesis, gain control, phase/amplitude measurement, and data processing in a small, portable electronic system. The disclosed platform allows for simultaneous removal of non-specific binding proteins, and mixing, as well as improved incubation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Venkat R. Bhethanabotla, Shuangming Li
  • Patent number: 11493945
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for mitigating performance degradation in digital low-dropout voltage regulators (DLDOs) caused by the effects of aging on the power transistors of the DLDO, such as by the effects of negative bias temperature instability (NBTI)-induced aging, for example. The apparatus comprises a shift register for use in a DLDO that is configured to activate and deactivate power transistors of the DLDO to evenly distribute electrical stress among the transistors in a way that mitigates performance degradation of the DLDO under various load current conditions. In addition, the shift register and methodology can be implemented in such a way that nearly no extra power and area overhead are consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Longfei Wang, S. Karen Khatamifard, Ulya R. Karpuzcu, Selçuk Köse
  • Patent number: 11489543
    Abstract: Systems or methods for losslessly compressing data received from sensors, such as photon counters, are disclosed. An integer representation of a sensor reading is received from a sensor. The integer representation is combined with additional integer representations from each of a plurality of additional sensors into a single integer value. The single integer value is then stored as an element of an integer array that represents a predefined sample interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Ashwin Bharadwaj Parthasarathy, Arindam Biswas, Dillon Buffone
  • Patent number: 11487255
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for integrated diffuse correlation spectroscopy. A first control signal can be sent to a switch to cause an integrator to integrate a current from a photodiode. An integrated current can be received from the integrator, and a data signal can be sent to a computing device based at least in part on the integrated current. A second control signal can be sent to a switch to cause the integrator to cease integrating the current from the photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Ashwin Bharadwaj Parthasarathy, Arindam Biswas, Arash Takshi
  • Patent number: 11478992
    Abstract: A material processing and associated additive manufacturing system and method that utilizes high intensity light to fuse an entire layer of material, at one time, to create a three-dimensional component. The system and method of the present invention allows for each layer to be created in a fraction of the time, thereby reducing the overall time for a three-dimensional component to be created, thereby increasing control over the properties achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Nathan Brad Crane, Justin Troy Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 11478524
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of modifying complex extracts such that components or mixtures of components are selectively removed or added, thus providing a complex mixture that does not naturally occur with a refined or a tuned therapeutic or nutraceutical effect. In various aspects, the complex extract can be an extract obtained from one or more plants, e.g., an extract obtained from green tea leaves. The present disclosure pertains to compositions obtained by the disclosed methods, nutraceutical compositions comprising same, pharmaceutical compositions comprising same, and methods of treating various conditions, including physiological dysfunctions associated with elevated reactive oxygen species and/or inflammatory molecule, e.g., TNF?, expression using same. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventor: Bill J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11479532
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, are 5-Aminolevulinate synthase inhibitors and methods for their use in the treatment of porphyria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Roman Manetsch, Gloria C. Ferreira, Bosko M. Stojanovski, Katya Pavlova Nacheva
  • Patent number: 11480161
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a concentrated solar power system includes a solar tower, multiple solar receivers mounted to the solar tower at different vertical elevations, and a plurality of heliostats provided on the ground within a heliostat field, wherein each heliostat is configured to concentrate solar radiation on any of the solar receivers mounted to the solar tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: D. Yogi Goswami, Diego Guillen, Marco Sanjuan
  • Patent number: 11483335
    Abstract: Statistical models for predicting minimum number of step data of an attacker and reliability functions of a computer network system are described. The models are based on utilizing vulnerability information along with an attack graph. Using the model, it is possible to identify the interaction among vulnerabilities and individual variables or risk factors that drive the minimum number of step data. Gaining a better understanding of the relationship between the vulnerabilities and their interactions can provide security administrators with a better view and understanding of their security status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Christos Peter Tsokos, Freeh Naef Alenezi
  • Patent number: 11480696
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a surface has a laser-beam machined area including an array of micro-sized conical pillars that are arranged in orthogonal rows and columns across the surface and that extend upward, the conical pillars defining deep troughs between them that are configured to absorb electrons, electromagnetic radiation, or both, the conical pillars tapering from relatively wide bases to pointed tips, the conical pillars comprising outer surfaces that are covered with a plurality of nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventor: Jay A. Bieber
  • Patent number: 11471412
    Abstract: Disclosed are nanoparticles and nanogel drug compositions and the use thereof for treating age-related macular degeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Vijaykumar Bhadabhai Sutariya, Priyanka Sureshbhai Bhatt, Vipul B. Amin, Srinivas M. Tipparaju
  • Publication number: 20220315832
    Abstract: A variety of particles forming microencapsulated thermochromic materials. The particles can include a thermochromic core and a metal oxide shell encapsulating the thermochromic core. The thermochromic core can include one or both of an organic thermochromic material and an inorganic salt thermochromic material. In some aspects, the particles include a dye selected from a crystal violet lactone dye, a fluoran dye, and a combination thereof. In still further aspects, the particles include a color developer selected from a hydroxybenzoate, a 4,4?-dihydroxydiphenyl propane, a hydroxycoumarin derivative, a lauryl gallate, and a combination thereof. In some aspects, the metal oxide shell is a TiO2 shell. The particles can be used in cements and paints and for a variety of building materials. Methods of making the particles and building materials and methods of use, for example, for removing a volatile organic carbon from a building material, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar RAM, Elias K. STEFANAKOS
  • Patent number: 11459341
    Abstract: A cocrystal having the formula LiX.aM, or a solvate or hydrate thereof, wherein X is a conjugate base of an organic acid, M is a neutral organic molecule, and a is from 0.5 to 4, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such cocrystals, cocrystal solvates, or cocrystal hydrates, and methods of preparing such cocrystals, cocrystal solvates, or cocrystal hydrates, and such pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Michael John Zaworotko, Naga Duggirala, Adam John Smith, Roland Douglas Shytle
  • Patent number: 11459535
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an algae cultivation system includes a basin that contains a liquid and a photobioreactor at least partially immersed in the liquid of the basin, the photobioreactor comprising a closed container including multiple panels that together define an interior space in which algae can be cultivated, at least one of the panels being transparent, the photobioreactor further comprising an inflatable float associated with the container that can be filled with a gas to change one or both of the position and orientation of the container within the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Daniel H. Yeh, Ivy Lea Cormier Drexler, Melanie Pickett, David Fulcher
  • Publication number: 20220308417
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electrochromic device includes a single active layer configured to be alternately placed in a light-transmitting state in which relatively large amounts of light can be transmitted through the active layer and a light-blocking state in which relatively small amounts of light can be transmitted through the active layer, wherein the device comprises no other layers of material that contribute to transitioning between the two states
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Ram, Elias K. Stefanakos
  • Patent number: 11452704
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating or preventing muscle wasting resulting from an underlying disease or disorder, such as cancer cachexia. A therapeutically effective amount of a ketogenic supplement—such as R,S 1,3 butanediol diacetoacetate, R,S 1,3-butanediol acetoacetate diester, derivatives thereof, or combinations thereof—is administered to a patient or subject in need. The ketogenic supplement may further include a medium chain triglyceride in combination with the ketone ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Koutnik, Dominic Paul D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 11453952
    Abstract: Photoelectrochemical cells including a cathode including alpha-hematite and a metal dichalcogenide, an anode including a conducting polymer, and an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Hussein Alrobei, Manoj Kumar Ram