Patents by Inventor Matthew R. Urschel

Matthew R. Urschel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200256841
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote detection of plant growth dynamics is described. The apparatus includes an excitation LED (light emitting diode) module, a detection module and a controller module coupled to the excitation LED module and the detection module. The excitation LED module includes at least one LED. Each LED is configured to emit an excitation light in response to an excitation control signal. The excitation light has an emitted light spectrum. The detection module includes a photodetector configured to detect an initial chlorophyll a fluorescence (“ChlF”) light and an excited ChlF light from a plant species. The photodetector is further configured to convert the detected initial ChlF light into an initial detection electrical signal and the detected excited ChlF light into an excited detection electrical signal, The excited ChlF light is emitted from the plant species in response to receiving the excitation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Matthew R. Urschel, Andrew Turk, Tessa Hilary Pocock