US Pat. No. 9,455,365

OPTOELECTRONIC SWITCH HAVING A PHOTOVOLTAIC RESPONSE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

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1. An optical FET (field-effect transistor) switch comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a dielectric layer positioned over the semiconductor substrate;
a transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) layer positioned over the dielectric layer;
a first contact and a second contact positioned on the TMD layer;
a first Schottky diode formed at an interface between the first contact and the TMD layer; and
a second Schottky diode formed at an interface between the second contact and the TMD layer, wherein a barrier height of the
first Schottky diode and a barrier height of the second Schottky diode are asymmetrical and wherein a sense of current rectification
of the first Schottky diode is opposite a sense of current rectification of the second Schottky diode.

US Pat. No. 9,296,798

PURIFIED LINEAR EPITOPES FROM CASHEW NUTS, NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING THEREFOR, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

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1. A test for detecting a cashew allergy in a patient, said test comprising contacting the skin of a patient with a composition
comprising at least one purified polypeptide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 3-14, and 15 and detecting
whether the patient exhibits an allergic response indicative of a cashew allergy to the at least one polypeptide sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,417,277

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE WIND TURBINE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a wind turbine, and wherein a
distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current
by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the
current into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,470,762

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE SHUNT CURRENT INJECTION AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

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1. A method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media as executed by a system controller comprising a specialized chip to perform
a method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system comprising at least one power electronic-based
component, the method comprising:

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system using shunt current injection at the source side, and perturbing the load side of
the power electronic-based component by varying a voltage of the power system, wherein perturbing the source side of the power
electronic-based component and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component occurs simultaneously;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,455,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEAKAGE CURRENT SUPPRESSION IN A PHOTOVOLTAIC CASCADED MULTILEVEL INVERTER

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1. A system for leakage current suppression in a photovoltaic cascaded multilevel inverter, the system comprising:
a photovoltaic cascaded inverter, the photovoltaic cascaded inverter comprising a plurality of cascaded inverter modules,
each of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules comprising a DC-side and an AC-side, wherein the DC-side of each of the
plurality of cascaded inverter modules is coupled to one of a plurality of photovoltaic DC voltage sources and the AC-side
of each of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules are coupled in series with each other, and each of the plurality of
cascaded inverter modules further comprising;

a common mode DC-side choke coupled to the DC-side of the inverter module;
a common mode AC-side choke coupled to the AC-side of the inverter module;
a first common mode capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the
common mode DC-side choke and to a positive terminal of the photovoltaic DC voltage source and the second terminal is coupled
to ground; and

a second common mode capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the
common mode DC-side choke and to a negative terminal of the photovoltaic DC voltage source and the second terminal is coupled
to ground.

US Pat. No. 9,352,068

BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES AND METHODS OF USE

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1. A wound protection system comprising a sealed container containing an aqueous solution and a permanently deformable article,
the permanently deformable article comprising polyelectrolyte complex comprising an interpenetrating network of at least one
predominantly positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer and at least one predominantly negatively charged polyelectrolyte
polymer, the polyelectrolyte complex further comprising a plurality of closed-shell pores,
wherein said plurality of closed-shell pores is encapsulated in the polyelectrolyte complex and further wherein said plurality
of pores have at least one average transverse dimension between about 100 nanometers and about 1000 micrometers, said pores
comprise water, and the majority of said pores are non-interconnecting.

US Pat. No. 9,446,153

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A composition comprising:
nanoparticles coated with a coating composition, the coating composition comprising:
repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic
acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein a first portion of the
modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a
second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal
catechol group.

US Pat. No. 9,417,276

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE COGENERATION DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a cogeneration resource, and wherein
a distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current
by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the
current into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,490,420

POLYMER FOAM-BASED PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

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1. A multilayer polymer ferroelectret, comprising:
a metallized polymer top layer;
a first patterned polymer layer comprising a plurality of cavities separated by supporting structures;
a central non-metallized polymer layer;
a second patterned polymer layer comprising a plurality of cavities separated by supporting structures, the cavities of the
second patterned layer positioned in a horizontal offset from the cavities of the first patterned layer;

a metallized polymer bottom layer; and
positive electric charges and negative electric charges positioned apart from one another across the cavities.

US Pat. No. 9,524,393

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING AND MODIFYING PASSWORDS

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1. A computer-implemented method of analyzing and modifying a first proposed password chosen by a user for a secured user
account, said method comprising the steps of:
generating a probabilistic context-free grammar from an array of control passwords aggregated from real-user passwords;
establishing a threshold complexity value based on effort required to crack said array of control passwords,
said first proposed password including a base structure containing a plurality of components, wherein the step of establishing
said threshold complexity value includes

setting a lower bound for a number of password guesses for said first proposed password until said threshold complexity value
is reached, wherein said password guesses do not need to be generated,

estimating a number of components in said base structure that are greater than said threshold complexity value, and
estimating and establishing said threshold complexity value based on the forgoing steps;
receiving said first proposed password as inputted by said user into a computer interface of a computer system connected to
a network;

deriving a complexity value of said first proposed password based on said context-free grammar;
comparing said complexity value of said first proposed password and said threshold complexity value,
wherein said first proposed password is accepted as sufficiently complex as a result of said first proposed password meeting
said threshold complexity value,

wherein in the alternative, said first proposed password is rejected as not sufficiently complex as a result of said first
proposed password failing to meet said threshold complexity value;

generating a second proposed password by limited modifications of said first proposed password as a result of said first proposed
password being rejected as not sufficiently complex, said limited modifications resulting in said second proposed password,

wherein said limited modifications have an edit distance of one (1) or two (2), where said edit distance is used to generate
said second proposed password in a manner that is memorable to said user based on said user's first proposed password;

deriving a modified complexity value of said second proposed password based on said context-free grammar;
comparing said modified complexity value of said second proposed password and said threshold complexity value, said second
proposed password accepted as sufficiently complex as a result of said second proposed password meeting said threshold complexity
value, said second proposed password rejected as not sufficiently complex as a result of said second proposed password failing
to meet said threshold complexity value; and

suggesting said second proposed password to said user as a result of said second proposed password accepted as sufficiently
complex.

US Pat. No. 9,429,615

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE COGENERATION DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed
resources is a cogeneration distributed resource, one or more of the plurality of distributed resources comprising a current
injecting circuit to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least
one feeder, a current into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is
not located at the fault on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,446,152

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A composition comprising:
nanoparticles surface-capped with a coating composition, the coating composition comprising:
repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic
acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein a first portion of the
modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a
second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal
sulfur moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,274,161

VOLTAGE PROFILE BASED FAULT LOCATION IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

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1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system, the power distribution system comprising
one or more feeders and each of the one or more feeders comprising a plurality of distributed resources, the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on one of the feeders of the distribution
system, injecting, by one or more of the plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, a current
into the power distribution system;

measuring, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, a voltage resulting from
the current injected into the power distribution system;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at
the fault on the feeder; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,274,199

NMR RF PROBE COIL EXHIBITING DOUBLE RESONANCE

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1. A nuclear magnetic resonance probe, comprising:
a first radiofrequency coil patterned on a planar dielectric substrate, said first radiofrequency coil formed of conductive
material, said first radiofrequency coil generating a first magnetic field that is resonant at a first radiofrequency;

a second radiofrequency coil patterned on said dielectric substrate, said second radiofrequency coil formed of conductive
material, said second radiofrequency coil generating a second magnetic field that is resonant at a second radiofrequency,

said first radiofrequency coil and said second radiofrequency coil forming a first double-resonance apparatus;
a second double-resonance apparatus positioned substantially parallel to said first double-resonance apparatus; and
a sample region formed between said first double-resonance apparatus and said second double-resonance apparatus, said sample
region configured to receive a nuclear magnetic resonance sample,

said first magnetic field of said first radiofrequency coil being substantially parallel to a plane of said dielectric substrate
in said sample region,

said second magnetic field of said second radiofrequency coil being substantially perpendicular to said plane of said dielectric
substrate in said sample region,

said first radiofrequency coil being substantially in the shape of a figure-eight and patterned on a side of said dielectric
substrate that is proximal to said nuclear magnetic resonance sample,

said second radiofrequency coil being a spiral resonator and patterned on an opposite side of said dielectric substrate that
is distal to said nuclear magnetic resonance sample,

wherein said first magnetic field and said second magnetic field excite or detect respective nuclear magnetic resonance signals
at said first radiofrequency and said second radiofrequency alternately or simultaneously

wherein said second magnetic field is orthogonal to said first magnetic field at their respective resonant frequencies in
said sample region.

US Pat. No. 9,442,153

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM USING A DIRECT CURRENT SIGNAL OF A DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE MODULATED BY AN ALTERNATING CURRENT SIGNAL

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1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system, the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid and wherein a distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to
the distribution grid is known, generating a current to be injected into the power distribution system by a controllable voltage
source converter of one or more of the plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, wherein
the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder is a DC voltage distributed
resource providing a DC signal and injecting, by the one or more of the plurality of DC voltage distributed resources not
located at the fault on the feeder, the current into the power distribution system;

modulating, by the controllable voltage source converter of the DC voltage distributed resource, an alternating current (AC)
signal on top of the direct current (DC) signal of the DC voltage distributed resource;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and analyzing the voltage
profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the voltage profile further
comprises identifying a voltage drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance from the
distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located a second
distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,494,389

STRUCTURALLY REINFORCED OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT BULLETPROOF PANEL

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1. A bulletproof panel comprising:
a first reinforcement member having a first anterior portion and a first posterior portion, the first anterior and the first
posterior portions forming a first angle;

a second reinforcement member in a parallel alignment with the first reinforcement member wherein a bottom surface of the
second reinforcement member faces a top surface of the first reinforcement member, the second reinforcement member having
a second anterior portion and a second posterior portion, the second anterior and the second posterior portions forming a
second angle;

a first reflective layer disposed on the top surface of the first reinforcement member; and
a second reflective layer disposed on the bottom surface of the second reinforcement member;
a first optical lens disposed between the first and the second reflective layers, the first optical lens adjusting travel
paths of light rays;

wherein the light rays propagate through the bulletproof panel from the first posterior portion to the first anterior portion
by reflecting between the first and the second reflective layers, thereby enabling an observer to view an optical image of
an object located behind the bulletproof panel.

US Pat. No. 9,417,278

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SOLAR PANEL DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed
resources is a solar panel, one or more of the plurality of distributed resources comprising a current injecting circuit configured
to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least one feeder, a current
into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is not located at the fault
on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator configured for measuring, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the
fault on the at least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each
of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and for generating a voltage
profile from the voltage measurements; and

an analyzer configured for analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,389,267

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE WIND TURBINE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed
resources is a wind turbine, one or more of the plurality of distributed resources comprising a current injecting circuit
to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least one feeder, a current
into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is not located at the fault
on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,124,136

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE-PHASE, SINGLE-STAGE GRID-INTERACTIVE INVERTER

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1. An inverter for a distributed generation system, the distributed generation system comprising at least one distributed
energy source and at least one energy storage, the inverter comprising:
a main transformerless DC to AC inverter to be coupled to the at least one distributed energy source, the main transformerless
DC to AC inverter to provide a real power of the inverter and to provide a first portion of a reactive power of the inverter,
wherein the main transformerless DC to AC inverter switches at a fundamental frequency; and

at least one auxiliary transformerless DC to AC inverter in cascade with the main transformerless DC to AC inverter, wherein
an output of the main transformerless DC to AC inverter is coupled to an input of the at least one auxiliary transformerless
DC to AC inverter, wherein each of the at least one auxiliary transformerless DC to AC inverters to be coupled to one of each
of the at least one energy storages and each of the at least one auxiliary transformerless DC to AC inverters to provide a
remaining portion of the reactive power of the inverter, wherein the sum of the first portion of the reactive power from the
main inverter and each of the remaining portions of the reactive power from each of the auxiliary inverters equals a total
reactive power of the inverter for the distributed generation system, wherein the at least one auxiliary transformerless DC
to AC inverter switches at a pulse-width-modulated frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,096,313

HIGH FREQUENCY PULSED MICROJET ACTUATION

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1. A microjet nozzle assembly for creating a microjet with cyclical characteristics comprising:
a. a nozzle having a converging section, a throat, and a diverging section;
b. said throat having a diameter between 100 micrometers and 1000 micrometers;
c. said nozzle being configured to accelerate a flow of compressible gas to a supersonic velocity and direct said supersonic
gas out said diverging section, thereby creating said microjet;

d. said nozzle being bounded by nozzle wall;
e. an actuator positioned to bear against at least a portion of said nozzle wall in said throat;
f. said actuator being configured to move said at least a portion of said nozzle wall inward, thereby altering a cross section
of said throat and thereby altering said flow of said compressible gas through said nozzle; and

g. wherein said actuator is configured to cycle at a rate between about 5 Hz and about 5 kHz.

US Pat. No. 9,513,342

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS WITHIN INSTABILITY BORDERS USING SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

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1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of
a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of
the power electronic-based component by varying a voltage of the power system using series voltage injection, wherein perturbing
the source side of the power electronic-based component using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of the
power electronic-based component using series voltage injection occurs simultaneously;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d-d component of the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
defining a relative stability of the power system and comparing the relative stability to instability borders of the power
system to evaluate the small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,150,748

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A composition comprising repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having
a plurality of carboxylic acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein
a first portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy
functional group and a second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having
at least one terminal sulfur moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,389,270

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE HAVING A CONTROLLABLE VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system, the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein each of the one or more feeders comprises the plurality of distributed resources,
wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder comprises a controllable
voltage source converter, and wherein a distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution
grid is known, and generating a current to be injected into the power distribution system by the controllable voltage source
converter of the at least one distributed resource not located at the fault on the feeder and injecting, by the one or more
of the plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, the current into the power distribution
system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by the controllable voltage source converter of the at least one distributed resource not located at the
fault on the feeder; generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources,
wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the
distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a
first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,519,032

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SHUNT CURRENT INJECTION SOURCE SIDE AND SERIES VOLTAGE INJECTION LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

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1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of
the power electronic-based component by varying a voltage of the power system using series voltage injection, wherein perturbing
the source side of the power electronic-based component using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of the
power electronic-based component using series voltage injection occurs simultaneously;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d?q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d?q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d?d component of the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,411,006

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE MICROTURBINE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

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1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a microturbine, and wherein a
distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current
by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the
current into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,389,269

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM USING A DIRECT CURRENT SIGNAL OF A DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE MODULATED BY AN ALTERNATING CURRENT SIGNAL

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1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein one or more of the plurality of distributed resources
is a DC voltage distributed resource providing a DC signal, the DC distributed resource comprising a controllable voltage
source converter to generate a current and to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed
resources on the at least one feeder, the current into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality
of distributed resources is not located at the fault on the at least one feeder, and wherein the controllable voltage source
converter is to modulate an alternating current (AC) signal on top of the direct current (DC) signal of the distributed resource;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,273,023

MODULAR SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS AND GRAPHENE SUBSTRUCTURES FROM OLIGO-ALKYNES

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1. A method of cyclizing a compound, the method comprising:
contacting the compound with Bu3SnH, wherein the compound comprises repeat units having the following structure (I):


wherein:
n is an integer having a value of at least three and less than 25;
Ra1, Ra2, Ra3, and Ra4 are each carbon; and R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety, and
a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy; wherein the substituents of substituted aliphatic moiety are selected from the group
consisting of chlorine, bromine, amino, and cyano;

or, alternatively, RA1, RA2, RA3, and RA4 are each carbon; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety;
wherein the substituents of substituted aliphatic moiety are selected from the group consisting of chlorine, bromine, amino,
and cyano; and any two adjacent RA1, RA2, RA3, and RA4 and the R1, R2, R3, and R4, respectively bonded thereto together with the atoms to which they are bonded complete naphthalene or anthracene;

T1 and T2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an aliphatic moiety having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms;
an aromatic moiety having from three to 18 carbon atoms; an alkoxy moiety having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and a cyano moiety;
and

further wherein at least one of the repeat units comprises an R1 moiety having the structure (II):


wherein:
Y is selected from the group consisting of bromine, iodine, and xanthyl; and
Z is selected from the group consisting of O, S, S(O), SO2, CH2, and NCH3.

US Pat. No. 9,389,266

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE MICROTURBINE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed
resources is a microturbine, one or more of the plurality of distributed resources comprising a current injecting circuit
to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least one feeder, a current
into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is not located at the fault
on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,389,268

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE DC VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE HAVING A CONTROLLABLE VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

The Florida State Univers...

1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein one or more of the plurality of distributed resources
is a DC voltage distributed resource providing a DC signal, the DC distributed resource comprising a controllable voltage
source converter to generate a current and to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed
resources on the at least one feeder, the current into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality
of distributed resources is not located at the fault on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,469,893

AGE-HARDENING PROCESS FEATURING ANOMALOUS AGING TIME

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1. A method for achieving accelerated age hardening in a metal alloy while minimizing the risk of over-aging, comprising:
a. providing a metal alloy containing nickel, molybdenum, chromium, and rhenium;
b. wherein said rhenium comprises 3% to 10% of the total weight of said metal alloy;
c. wherein said nickel comprises 60% to 70% of the total weight of said metal alloy;
d. wherein said molybdenum comprises 20% to 30% of the total weight of said metal alloy;
e. wherein said chromium comprises 5% to 10% of the total weight of said metal alloy;
f. annealing said metal alloy; and
g. after said annealing step, subjecting said metal alloy to an age hardening process that forms long-range-ordered precipitates
of the form Ni2Re.

US Pat. No. 9,309,432

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A composition comprising repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having
a plurality of carboxylic acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein
a first portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy
functional group and a second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having
at least one terminal catechol group.

US Pat. No. 9,542,528

AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF BIO-ENTITY RELATIONSHIPS FROM LITERATURE

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1. One or more non-transitory, tangible computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method
by running a software program on a computer, the computer operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program to extract semantic textual relationships or patterns from non-annotated data by natural
language processing and graph theoretic algorithm, the instructions comprising:
receiving a plurality of known textual strings and a plurality of interaction word strings;
receiving annotated text as training data that contains true and false patterns;
automatically building a decision support tool based on said true and false patterns to which said non-annotated data can
be parsed,

said decision support tool including at least a first level and a second level, said first level having a first decision node,
said second level having a second decision node, said first and second decision nodes each associated with at least a portion
of said true and false patterns;

receiving said non-annotated data;
extracting a textual clause of said non-annotated data that contains non-triplet word strings and at least one triplet, said
at least one triplet including a first textual entity, a second textual entity, and an interaction word, wherein said interaction
word indicates a possible relationship between said first textual entity and said second textual entity;

automatically parsing said extracted textual clause through said decision support tool to obtain a plurality of components
based on dependencies among said plurality of components;

extracting said at least one triplet from said plurality of components by attempting to match said plurality of components
of said parsed, extracted textual clause to said first level of said decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as true if said plurality of components matches said first level of said
decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as false if said plurality of components fails to match said first level
of said decision support tool;

as a result of said plurality of components failing to match said first level of said decision support tool, extracting said
at least one triplet from said plurality of components by attempting to match said plurality of components to said second
level of said decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as true if said plurality of components matches said second level of said
decision support tool, said second level of said decision support tool being a simplified pattern of said first level of said
decision support tool to capture textual clauses that are not identical to said extracted textual clause; and

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as false if said plurality of components fails to match said second level
of said decision support tool.

US Pat. No. 9,438,419

PROBABILISTIC PASSWORD CRACKING SYSTEM

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20. One or more tangible non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method
of running a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method
including issuing instructions from the software program for a computer processor to generate a probabilistic password cracking
system for cracking a targeted password for a secured user account associated with a user, the instructions comprising:
receiving a plurality of known password strings, said plurality of known password strings formed of at least one category
selected from the group consisting of alpha strings, digits, and special characters;

deriving one or more base structures from said plurality of known password strings, whereby one base structure may include
more than one password string from said plurality of known password strings;

automatically incorporating a keyboard pattern into said one or more base structures, said keyboard pattern contained within
at least one password string of said plurality of known password strings, said keyboard pattern being a sequence of contiguous
characters starting from a particular key without regards to actual characters typed but uses a physical sequence shape of
the actual characters;

automatically assigning a set of probability values to each base structure of said one or more base structures based on a
probability value of each alpha string, each digit, each special character, or each keyboard pattern in said each base structure;

creating a probabilistic context free grammar based on said set of probability values assigned to said each base structure,
wherein when a known password string of said plurality of known password strings includes only contiguous alpha characters,
only contiguous digits, or only contiguous special symbols, said known password string is classified as an alpha string structure,
a digit structure, or a special symbol structure and not as a keyboard pattern structure,

said step of creating said probabilistic context free grammar further including deriving substructures from said alpha strings;
detecting relevant patterns from said plurality of known password strings, wherein said relevant patterns include an A-word,
an R-word, an R-pattern, an M-word, and an A-pattern;

classifying a relevant pattern as said A-word by checking the presence of said each alpha string in said plurality of known
password strings;

classifying a relevant pattern as said R-word or said R-pattern by checking a repetition of said each alpha string in said
plurality of known password strings, followed by checking the presence of the pattern of said each alpha string in said plurality
of known password strings;

classifying a relevant pattern as said M-word only if said relevant pattern is not classified as said A-word, said R-word,
or said R-pattern, said step of classifying a relevant pattern as said M-word performed by detecting a lengthy substring that
is a word in said plurality of known password strings and identifying said lengthy substring as a first component within said
relevant pattern by starting at a rightmost character of said targeted password and recursively calling said M-word classification
on the remaining substring of said lengthy substring;

classifying a relevant pattern as said A-pattern if said relevant pattern is not classified as said M-word;
automatically deriving word-mangling rules based on said detected relevant patterns, said word-mangling rules derived further
based on said targeted password having an association with a targeted group, said targeted group based on at least one criterion
selected from the group consisting of language, age, affiliation, and password creation policies;

incorporating said relevant patterns into said probabilistic context-free grammar;
utilizing probability smoothing to assign additional probability values to other keyboard patterns for other password strings
not found in said plurality of password strings, wherein said step of utilizing probability smoothing is achieved by an equation


where Prob(s) is the probability of a keyboard shape s given the length of the keyboard pattern, Ni is the number of times
an ith keyboard pattern of a shape s was found, ? is a smoothing value, ?Ni is a sum of counts of the keyboard patterns found for the shape s, and C is a total number of unique patterns for the shape
s;

receiving one or more input dictionaries containing a plurality of sequences of alpha characters;
optimizing a primary dictionary of said one or more input dictionaries based on size and content of said primary dictionary;
assigning an additional probability value to said primary dictionary, wherein an effectiveness of said primary dictionary
is measured by coverage and precision of said primary dictionary cracking said targeted password,

said one or more input dictionaries further including a secondary dictionary for cracking said targeted password;
generating password guess strings in decreasing estimated probability via said probabilistic context-free grammar by utilizing
said plurality of sequences of alpha characters;

accessing a login interface to the secured user account; and
applying said password guess strings from said computer processor sequentially to said login interface, whereby authentication
of the user can be achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,459,308

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE HAVING A CONTROLLABLE VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

The Florida State Univers...

1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and one or more of the plurality of distributed resources
comprising a controllable voltage source converter to generate a current and to inject, in response to a fault located at
one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least one feeder, a current into the power distribution system when
the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is not located at the fault on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage resulting from the current injected into the power distribution system by each of the one or more
distributed resources not located at the fault on the at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative
to the distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system;
and

an analyzer to identify a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located at a first distance
from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,206,100

ROUTE TO SYNTHETIC ANALOGUES OF ROCAGLAMIDE AND AGLAFOLINE USING CASCADE TRANSFORMATIONS INITIATED BY OXY-COPE REARRANGEMENT OF BIS-ALKYNES

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of preparing a cyclopentenone compound, the method comprising:
contacting an ?,?-diketone with a metal acetylide at a temperature below 0° C. to thereby form a reaction mixture comprising
a bis-alkyne precursor;

wherein the bis-alkyne precursor rearranges into a bis-allenic intermediate, which undergoes further rearrangement into the
cyclopentenone compound as the temperature of the reaction mixture increases from below 0° C. to above 0° C.

US Pat. No. 9,411,005

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE DC VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE HAVING A CONTROLLABLE VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power
distribution system, the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein each of the one or more feeders comprises a plurality of distributed resources
and wherein a distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating
a current to be injected into the power distribution system by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more of the
plurality of distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, wherein the one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources not located at the fault on the feeder is a DC voltage distributed resource providing a DC signal and injecting,
by the one or more of the plurality of DC voltage distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder, the current
into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprise the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of the
plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,500,717

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE SERIES VOLTAGE INJECTION PERTURBATIONS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media as executed by a system controller comprising a specialized chip to perform
a method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system comprising at least one power electronic-based
component, the method comprising:

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component by varying a
voltage of the power system using series voltage injection, wherein perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based
component and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component occurs simultaneously;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,423,445

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SOLAR PANEL DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system, the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a solar panel and wherein a distance
of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current by a controllable
voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the current into the
power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,598,635

PHOTO-INDUCED PHASE TRANSFER OF LUMINESCENT QUANTUM DOTS

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1. A method for preparing a composition comprising a polar solvent comprising a nanoparticle, the method comprising:
irradiating a biphasic mixture, the biphasic mixture comprising a polar solvent and a non-polar solvent, the polar solvent
and the non-polar solvent being immiscible in each other;

wherein, prior to irradiation, the polar solvent comprises a hydrophilic surfactant, the hydrophilic surfactant comprising
a moiety reactive with a surface of the nanoparticle or a moiety that becomes reactive with a surface of the nanoparticle
during irradiation of the biphasic mixture;

wherein, prior to irradiation, the non-polar solvent comprises the nanoparticle; and
wherein irradiating the biphasic mixture induces a reaction between the nanoparticle and the reactive moiety of the hydrophilic
surfactant, which reaction mediates transfer of the nanoparticle from the nonpolar solvent to the polar solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,316,701

REAL-TIME SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER ELECTRONIC-BASED COMPONENTS IN CONTEMPORARY POWER SYSTEMS

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1. A method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media as executed by a system controller comprising a specialized chip to perform
a method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system comprising at least one power electronic-based
component, the method comprising:

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-based component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by varying a voltage of the power system;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d-d component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,249,990

MULTIPLE PARABOLIC TROUGH SOLAR COLLECTOR HAVING A FOCUS-TRACKING PIPE ARRAY

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1. A method for collecting energy from the sun, comprising:
a. providing a plurality of parallel parabolic trough reflectors, each of said trough reflectors including a plane of symmetry
and a focal axis lying on said plane of symmetry;

b. wherein each of said trough reflectors creates a focal zone parallel to said focal axis of said trough reflector, with
a displacement of said focal zone from said focal axis being dependent upon an angle of incidence of sunlight striking said
trough reflector;

c. providing a receiver pipe for each of said parabolic trough reflectors, each of said receiver pipes running parallel to
said focal axis of said trough reflector and being displaced from said focal axis in a direction that is perpendicular to
said plane of symmetry of said trough reflector by a receiver pipe displacement distance;

d. moving said receiver pipes in a strictly linear motion that is perpendicular to said planes of symmetry of said troughs
in order to change said receiver pipe displacement distance so that each of said receiver pipes lies within one of said focal
zones as said sun transits the sky and said focal zones move;

e. moving a working fluid through each of said receiver pipes in order to transfer heat to said working fluid and thereby
collect said energy from said sun; and

f. attaching all of said receiver pipes to a movable frame so that moving said movable frame simultaneously changes said receiver
pipe displacement distance for every receiver pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,115,263

COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR MAKING HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for making a composite material comprising:
functionalizing a sheet of carbon nanotubes to produce a sheet of functionalized carbon nanotubes having a degree of functionalization
between about 1% to about 10%;

aligning the carbon nanotubes; and, thereafter
impregnating the sheet of functionalized and aligned carbon nanotubes with a matrix material and allowing the sheet of functionalized
and aligned carbon nanotubes to bond with the matrix material.

US Pat. No. 9,575,138

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode using a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation system, the power
system comprising a source side and a load side from a perspective of the power electronic-based component, wherein the power
electronic-based component is selected from a solid state transformer (SST), a machine drive and an inverter;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by injecting a voltage of about 0.5 to about 1 percent of a nominal voltage of the power system at the load side, wherein
perturbing the power system comprises perturbing the source side and the load side of the power electronic-based component
simultaneously;

measuring a current and a voltage at the source side to generate a measured source side current and a measured source side
voltage and measuring a current and a voltage at the load side to generate a measured load side current and a measured load
side voltage;

determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and the measured source side voltage and the measured load side current and
the measured load side voltage to a d-q reference frame using the determined phase of the power system, to generate a transformed
time-domain source side current value and a transformed time-domain source side voltage value and a transformed time domain
load side current value and a transformed time-domain load side voltage value;

transferring the transformed time-domain source side current value to a frequency-domain source side current value, transferring
the transformed time-domain source side voltage value to a frequency-domain source side voltage value, transferring the transformed
time-domain load side current value to a frequency-domain load side current value and transferring the transformed time-domain
load side voltage value to a frequency-domain load side voltage value using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
value and the frequency-domain source side voltage value and the frequency-domain load side current value and the frequency-domain
load side voltage value;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix;
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria; and
preventing instabilities of the power system based upon the evaluation of small-signal stability of the power system using
stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,119,294

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING STRUCTURE INCLUDING CARBON NANOTUBE OR NANOFIBER FILMS

Florida State University ...

1. A composite material for electromagnetic interference shielding comprising:
a stack which comprises at least two electrically conductive nanoscale fiber films, which are spaced apart from one another
by at least one insulating gap positioned between the at least two nanoscale fiber films,

wherein the stack is effective to provide a substantial multiple internal reflection effect in shielding an electrical circuit
at least partially surrounded by the stack from electromagnetic interference.

US Pat. No. 9,580,560

POLYMER LIGANDS FOR NANOPARTICLES

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition comprising a polymer comprising a repeat unit (A) and a repeat unit (G), wherein the repeat unit (A) and
the repeat unit (G) have the following structures:

wherein each R is independently —H or —COOH, and
each R1 is independently —H, —NO2, or —OH.

US Pat. No. 9,115,220

METHOD FOR FUNCTIONALIZATION OF NANOSCALE FIBERS AND NANOSCALE FIBER FILMS

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for making a functionalized nanoscale fiber film comprising:
dispersing a plurality of nanoscale fibers in a liquid;
reacting the plurality of nanoscale fibers with at least one monomer comprising an epoxide functional group to chemically
bond the at least one monomer to unmodified surfaces of the nanoscale fibers, wherein the surfaces are unmodified prior to
the chemical bonding, to form functionalized nanoscale fibers comprising at least one epoxide functional group, wherein a
catalyst comprising a peroxide is added to the at least one monomer;

removing at least a substantial portion of the liquid to form a functionalized nanoscale fiber film; and
drying the functionalized nanoscale fiber film, wherein the weight percentage of the at least one monomer bonded to the functionalized
nanoscale fibers ranges from about 28% to about 54%.

US Pat. No. 9,621,073

1MHZ SCALABLE CASCADED Z-SOURCE INVERTER USING GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) DEVICE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A Z-source inverter network comprising:
a plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules comprising;
an energy source having a nominal DC voltage;
a Z-source network coupled to the energy source;
an H-bridge inverter coupled to the Z-source network;
an input diode or a synchronous rectifier coupled to be between the energy source and the Z-source network;
a control system coupled to each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, the control system comprising;
a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control block to receive a voltage signal and a current signal from the energy source
of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules and the MPPT control block to generate an output voltage reference
for the energy source of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules;

an energy source voltage control block to receive the output voltage reference for the energy source of each of the plurality
of cascaded Z-source inverter modules from the MPPT control block and the energy source voltage control block to generate
a voltage control signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, wherein the voltage control signal
is used to control the shoot through duty ratio of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules to achieve
voltage boost at each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules;

a system control to generate and distribute a voltage modulation signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter
modules; and

a PWM signal generation block to receive the distributed voltage modulation signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source
inverter modules from the system control and the voltage control signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter
modules from the energy source control block and to generate a final PWM signal with active state, traditional state and shoot-through
state for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules.

US Pat. No. 9,612,292

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS AND UNIT CIRCLE CRITERION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by varying a voltage of the power system, wherein perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component and perturbing
the load side of the power electronic-based component occurs simultaneously and independently;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d-d component of the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using unit circle criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,591,240

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DATASET FOR REAL NOISE REDUCTION EVALUATION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for generating a dataset of real noise images, the method comprising:
acquiring a set of images of a scene, the set of images comprising a low-noise reference image, at least one noisy image and
a low-noise clean image of the scene, the low-noise reference image, the at least one noisy image and the low-noise clean
image comprising a plurality of pixel intensities, wherein each of the plurality of pixel intensities comprises a first plurality
of bits;

mapping the first plurality of bits of each of the pixel intensities of the low-noise reference image to a second plurality
of bits using a linear mapping, wherein the second plurality of bits is less than the first plurality of bits;

mapping the first plurality of bits of each of the pixel intensities of the at least one noisy image and the low-noise clean
image to a second plurality of bits using an energy minimization linear mapping to align the at least one noisy image and
the low-noise clean image with the reference image, wherein the second plurality of bits is less than the first plurality
of bits; and

storing the set of scene images mapped to the second plurality of bits in a dataset of real noise images.

US Pat. No. 9,575,139

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SIMULTANEOUS SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media as executed by a system controller comprising a specialized chip to perform
a method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system comprising at least one power electronic-based
component, the method comprising:

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode using a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation system, the power
system comprising a source side and a load side from a perspective of the power electronic-based component, wherein the power
electronic-based component is selected from a solid state transformer (SST), a machine drive and an inverter;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by varying a voltage of the power system, wherein perturbing the power system comprises perturbing the source side and the
load side of the power electronic-based component simultaneously;

measuring a current and a voltage at the source side to generate a measured source side current and a measured source side
voltage;

measuring a current and a voltage at the load side to generate a measured load side current and a measured load side voltage;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and the measured source side voltage and the measured load side current and
the measured load side voltage to a d-q reference frame using the determined phase of the power system, to generate a transformed
time-domain source side current value and a transformed time-domain source side voltage value and a transformed time-domain
load side current value and a transformed time-domain load side voltage value;

transferring the transformed time-domain source side current value to a frequency-domain source side current value, transferring
the transformed time-domain source side voltage value to a frequency-domain source side voltage value, transferring the transformed
time-domain load side current value to a frequency-domain load side current value and transferring the transformed time-domain
load side voltage value to a frequency-domain load side current voltage value using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
value and the frequency-domain source side voltage value and the frequency-domain load side current value and the frequency-domain
load side voltage value,

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d-d component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix;
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria; and
preventing instabilities of the power system based upon the evaluation of small-signal stability of the power system using
stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,573,871

STEREO CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF (E,Z)-DIENALS VIA TANDEM RH(I) CATALYZED PROPARGYL CLAISEN REARRANGEMENT

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method to synthesize an (E,Z)-dienal compound having structure (V), the method comprising:
contacting a compound having structure (III) with a catalyst comprising Rh(I) to thereby prepare the compound having structure
(V); wherein the compounds having structures (III) and (V) have the following structures:


wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkenyl, C6-24 aryl, C3-18 heteroaryl, amino, and C1-12 alkylamino; and

R2 is selected from the group consisting of C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkenyl, C6-24 aryl, C3-18 heteroaryl, amino, and C1-12 alkylamino.

US Pat. No. 9,612,293

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE AND LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS AND GENERALIZED NYQUIST CRITERION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by varying a voltage of the power system, wherein perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component and perturbing
the load side of the power electronic-based component occurs simultaneously and independently;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d-q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d-q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d-d component of the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using General Nyquist Criterion.
US Pat. No. 9,196,405

STABLE IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION

Florida State University ...

1. A method of preparing a dispersion of stabilized iron oxide nanoparticles that comprise cores, which comprise at least
one oxide of iron, and coatings on the cores, which comprise zwitterionic functional groups chemically bound to the cores,
the method comprising precipitating at least one oxide of iron from a solution that comprises:
(a) dissolved ions comprising iron;
(b) a zwitterion silane, a hydrolyzed product of the zwitterion silane, or a combination thereof, wherein the zwitterion silane
comprises a zwitterionic functional group; and

(c) a solvent;to form the cores and the coatings and thereby the dispersion of stabilized iron oxide nanoparticles.
US Pat. No. 9,623,023

CLASS OF NON-STIMULANT TREATMENT AND ADHD AND RELATED DISORDERS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method comprising:
administering an effective amount of nor-binaltorphimine (nor-BNI) or a nor-BNI analog in the absence of a stimulant to an
individual having Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), thereby reducing the symptoms of the disorder in the individual.

US Pat. No. 9,486,333

PROSTHETIC SOCKET APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS

Florida State University ...

1. A prosthetic sock for a patient to wear over a residual limb, the prosthetic sock comprising:
an inner layer configured to fit over at least a portion of the residual limb;
a foam layer disposed on an outer surface of the inner layer and configured to maintain a secure fit between the residual
limb and a prosthetic socket via shape change in response to changes in shape or volume of the residual limb within the prosthetic
sock, wherein the foam layer comprises an auxetic foam; and

an electronics liner, which, when the prosthetic sock is worn, is located between the residual limb and the inner layer,
wherein the electronics liner comprises
(i) a phase change material which is encapsulated or is imbedded within the electronics liner and is configured to absorb
heat from the residual limb by undergoing a solid-to-solid or solid-to-liquid phase change effective to maintain an inner
surface of the electronics liner at a selected constant temperature that is within 10° F. of normal body temperature,

(ii) one or more thermal electric coolers disposed on the inner surface of the electronics liner and configured to cool and
regenerate the phase change material, wherein the one or more thermal electric coolers have a cold surface and a hot surface,
and

(iii) one or more low thermal impedance heat spreaders positioned to physically connect the cold surface of the one or more
thermal electric coolers to the phase change material.

US Pat. No. 9,245,090

FINGERPRINT FOR CELL IDENTITY AND PLURIPOTENCY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of cell-type identification comprising the following steps:
(a) generating replication timing profiles for a set of different cell types;
(b) selecting a set of chosen genomic regions that have different replication timing within a set of different cell types
and that include a set of nonoverlapping genomic segments having a size of approximately 150 kb to approximately 250 kb in
length by removing the genomic segments that have conserved replication timing between cell types, thereby reducing noise
from the probe measurements that are used to generate the replication timing profiles of the set of different cell types;

(c) randomly selecting half of the chosen genomic regions in the set of chosen genomic regions to form an initial set of selected
genomic regions and calculating an initial distance ratio between different cell types, whereby unselected chosen genomic
regions form a set of unused regions;

(d) generating a set of replication timing fingerprint regions which is a subset of genomic regions within the set of chosen
genomic regions that has an optimized difference in replication timing between different cell types by running an iterative
algorithm on the set of chosen genomic regions comprising: starting the iterative algorithm on the initial set of selected
genomic regions, randomly selecting one of the following three moves: (i) adding an unused region into the set of selected
genomic regions, (ii) removing a region from the set of selected genomic regions so that the region removed becomes an unused
region, and (iii) swapping regions between the selected genomic regions and the unused regions, and ending the iterative algorithm
when the set of selected genomic regions has a maximized distance ratio between different cell types and a region number decreased
to a predetermined minimum;

(e) generating replication timing fingerprints of known cell types based on the probe measurements in the set of replication
timing fingerprint regions generated in step (d);

(f) measuring replication timing fingerprints of unknown sample cells based on the probe measurements in the set of replication
timing fingerprint regions generated in step (d); and

(g) identifying a cell type of the unknown sample cells by comparing the replication timing fingerprints of the unknown sample
cells measured in step (f) to the replication timing fingerprints of known cell types generated in step (e).

US Pat. No. 9,478,363

FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND METHODS

Florida State University ...

1. A flexible electrical device comprising:
a coated inner carbon nanotube electrode with an exterior surface, the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode comprising an
inner carbon nanotube electrode and an electrolyte coating on the inner carbon nanotube electrode, wherein the inner carbon
nanotube electrode comprises multiple filaments of a carbon nanotube yarn;

an outer carbon nanotube electrode disposed on the exterior surface of the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode; and
an overlap region in which the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode and the outer carbon nanotube electrode overlap one
another,

wherein the device has a fiber geometry and first and second electrode ends, and
wherein the outer carbon nanotube electrode is disposed coaxially around the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,365,428

GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS AND METHODS

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons comprising:
applying laser irradiation to a carbon nanotube film to unzip one or more carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube film to
create one or more graphene nanoribbons.

US Pat. No. 9,274,025

TRIBOLUMINESCENT OPTICAL FIBER SENSOR

Florida State University ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical fiber comprising an outer surface extending a length of the optical fiber and a first portion and a second portion
along the length of the optical fiber; and,

a triboluminescent coating coated directly on at least part of the outer surface in the first portion of the optical fiber,
wherein the triboluminescent coating provides an optical emission when subjected to an emitting condition and at least a portion
of the optical emission is received by the first portion of the optical fiber and guided through the second portion of the
optical fiber,

and wherein the first portion with the triboluminescent coating is configured to be embedded in a surrounding material, the
surrounding material containing no triboluminescent material.

US Pat. No. 9,469,680

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Florida State University ...

1. A mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) protein having a polypeptide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 13.

US Pat. No. 9,717,217

SMALL ANIMAL RESTRAINING HARNESS OR JACKET

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of harnessing or protecting a small animal during an experimental procedure on said small animal, comprising:
providing a restraining jacket, said restraining jacket including a shoulder region configured to wrap around a shoulder or
torso area of said animal, and at least one elongate collar extension coupled to said shoulder region, said at least one collar
extension configured to wrap or be secured around a collar or neck area of said animal;

positioning said restraining jacket in an open position on a ventral side of said animal;
wrapping said shoulder region of said restraining jacket around said shoulder or torso area of said animal;
securing said shoulder region of said restraining jacket around said shoulder or torso area of said animal;
wrapping said at least one collar extension of said restraining jacket around said collar or neck area of said animal;
securing said at least one collar extension of said restraining jacket around said collar or neck area of said animal,
wherein an open dorsal gap is formed between said shoulder region and said at least one collar extension on a dorsal side
of said animal when said restraining jacket is secured around said animal, such that said animal engages in normal behavior
but is prohibited from escaping from said restraining jacket.

US Pat. No. 9,228,169

THIN FILMS FOR CONTROLLED CELL GROWTH

Florida State University ...

1. A method for controlling the attachment and growth of cells on a surface of an article, the method comprising contacting
the article with living tissue, living organisms, or with water in an aqueous system comprising living organisms wherein the
article comprises a substratum having a surface and a film on the surface, the film comprising a network of a net positively
charged composition and a net negatively charged composition, wherein the net positively charged composition comprises a net
positively charged polyelectrolyte or the net negatively charged composition comprises a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte,
a net positively charged polyelectrolyte or the net negatively charged polyelectrolyte contains (i) a polymer repeat unit
having at least two fluorine atoms, or (ii) a polymer repeat unit having a zwitterion group, and the film comprises a surface
region at which a net positively charged polyelectrolyte having zwitterion repeat units, a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte
having zwitterion repeat units, a net positively charged polyelectrolyte comprising a repeat unit having at least two fluorine
atoms, or a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte comprising a repeat unit having at least two fluorine atoms is exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,076,591

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ELECTROCHEMICAL CAPACITORS

Florida State University ...

1. An electrochemical capacitor having an initial charged state and a cycled charged state, comprising:
an anode comprising a first mixture, the first mixture comprising a first plurality of electrically conductive carbon-comprising
particles having a first average porosity;

a cathode comprising a second mixture, the second mixture comprising a second plurality of electrically conductive carbon-comprising
particles having a second average porosity greater than said first average porosity; and

an electrolyte physically and electrically contacting said anode and said cathode,
wherein the first mixture in the cycled charged state is substantially free of lithium metal particles and further comprises
a plurality of lithium ions intercalating the first plurality of carbon comprising particles, and wherein a mass ratio of
said cathode and said electrolyte is less than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,088,049

BIFUNCTIONAL HOLLANDITE AG2MN8O16 CATALYST FOR LITHIUM-AIR BATTERIES

Florida State University ...

1. A lithium air battery cell, comprising:
an anode comprising lithium;
a cathode comprising a Ag2Mn8O16 catalyst and a carbon support wherein the loading of Ag2Mn8O16 catalyst is between 5% and 75% based on the total weight of the cathode; and,

an electrolyte comprising a lithium salt.

US Pat. No. 9,831,800

SELF-BALANCED MODULATION AND MAGNETIC REBALANCING METHOD FOR PARALLEL MULTILEVEL INVERTERS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A parallel multi-level inverter modulator, the modulator comprising:
a multi-channel comparator to generate a multiplexed digitized ideal waveform for a parallel multi-level inverter; and
a finite state machine (FSM) module coupled to the parallel multi-channel comparator, the FSM module to receive the multiplexed
digitized ideal waveform and to generate a pulse width modulated gate-drive signal for each switching device of the parallel
multi-level inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,739,572

STRUCTURALLY REINFORCED OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT BULLETPROOF PANEL

The Florida State Univers...

1. A bulletproof panel, comprising:
a plurality of reinforcement members in a parallel alignment, each reinforcement member having a top surface, a bottom surface,
a leading edge, and a trailing edge;

reflective layers disposed on the top and the bottom surfaces of the reinforcement members; and
a plurality of optical lenses disposed between adjacent reinforcement members, the plurality of optical lenses configured
to direct light rays in a predetermined direction at a predetermined angle;

wherein the light rays pass through the bulletproof panel by propagating from the trailing edge to the leading edge by reflecting
between the top and the bottom surfaces of the adjacent reinforcement members, thereby creating an optical image of an object
located behind the bulletproof panel.

US Pat. No. 9,254,606

NANOSCALE FIBER FILMS, COMPOSITES, AND METHODS FOR ALIGNMENT OF NANOSCALE FIBERS BY MECHANICAL STRETCHING

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for aligning nanoscale fibers, the method comprising:
providing a network of nanoscale fibers, wherein the network of nanoscale fibers is a buckypaper that is substantially devoid
of a liquid, and comprises carbon nanotubes that are randomly oriented;

providing a supporting medium on or in the network of nanoscale fibers; and
mechanically stretching the network of nanoscale fibers and the supporting medium in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,245,691

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ELECTROCHEMICAL CAPACITORS

Florida State University ...

1. A method of producing an electrochemical capacitor, comprising:
providing a housing having a first current collector, a second current collector, and an electrically insulating porous separating
layer therebetween;

disposing a first mixture on said first current collector, the first mixture comprising a plurality of lithium metal particles
and a first plurality of electrically conductive carbon-comprising particles having a first average porosity;

disposing a second mixture on said second current collector, the second mixture comprising a second plurality of electrically
conductive carbon-comprising particles having a second average porosity greater than said first average porosity; and

introducing an electrolyte into said housing.
US Pat. No. 9,233,492

COMPOSITE MATERIALS REINFORCED WITH CARBON NANOTUBE YARNS

Florida State University ...

1. A composite material comprising:
a transparent matrix material in the form of a sheet, and
two or more carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns embedded in the matrix material,
wherein the two or more CNT yarns are arranged in a cross pattern in the sheet of the matrix material, and
wherein the composite material has a transmittance which is greater than 40% in the visible region of the electromagnetic
spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,777,405

ARTICLE COMPRISING A SEMICONDUCTING MATERIAL

The Florida State Univers...

10. An oxychalcogenide composition, comprising:
a tetragonal crystal of repeating units of RX and RO;
wherein R is an alkaline earth metal cation, X is an anionic chalcogen, and O is oxygen;
where the anionic chalcogen is sulfur, selenium, or telluride;
where the alkaline earth metal cation is beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, radium, or mixtures thereof;
where the alkaline earth metal cation of RO is integrated into a crystalline structure with the unit of RX; and
wherein the R:X molar ratio is about 2:1.

US Pat. No. 9,748,863

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEAKAGE CURRENT SUPPRESSION IN A LOW SWITCHING FREQUENCY PHOTOVOLTAIC CASCADED MULTILEVEL INVERTER

The Florida State Univers...

1. A system for leakage current suppression in a photovoltaic cascaded multilevel inverter, the system comprising:
a photovoltaic cascaded inverter, the photovoltaic cascaded inverter comprising a plurality of cascaded inverter modules,
each of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules comprising a DC-side and an AC-side, wherein the DC-side of each of the
plurality of cascaded inverter modules is coupled to one of a plurality of photovoltaic DC voltage sources and the AC-side
of each of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules are coupled in series with each other, and each of the plurality of
cascaded inverter modules further comprising;

a common mode DC-side choke coupled to the DC-side of each cascaded inverter module;
a common mode AC-side choke coupled to the AC-side of each cascaded inverter module;
a first DC-side circulating path capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a positive terminal of a photovoltaic DC voltage
source and a second terminal coupled to a common node of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules;

a second DC-side circulating path capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a negative terminal of the photovoltaic DC
voltage source and a second terminal coupled to a common node of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules;

a first AC-side circulating path capacitor having a first terminal coupled to an first output of the common mode AC-side choke
and a second terminal coupled to the common node of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules; and

a second AC-side circulating path capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a second output of the common mode AC-side
choke and a second terminal coupled to the common node of the plurality of cascaded inverter modules.

US Pat. No. 9,758,499

STEREO CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF (E,Z)-DIENALS VIA TANDEM RH(I) CATALYZED PROPARGYL CLAISEN REARRANGEMENT

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method to synthesize an (E,Z)-dienal compound having structure (V), the method comprising:
contacting a compound having structure (IV) with a catalyst comprising Rh(I) to thereby prepare the compound having structure
(V); wherein the compounds having structures (IV) and (V) have the following structures:


wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkenyl, C6-24 aryl, C3-18 heteroaryl, amino, and C1-12 alkylamino; and

R2 is selected from the group consisting of C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkenyl, C6-24 aryl, C3-18 heteroaryl, amino, and C1-12 alkylamino.

US Pat. No. 9,838,104

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST COMPRESSION OF OFDM CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) BASED ON CONSTANT FREQUENCY SINUSOIDAL APPROXIMATION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for compressing channel state information (CSI) of a wireless channel, the method comprising:
receiving, at a receiver of a wireless communication system, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless
signal over a wireless channel comprising one or more antenna pair;

measuring, at a receiver of a wireless communication system, a channel state information (CSI) vector of the wireless channel
from the received OFDM wireless signal for each antenna pair, wherein the CSI vector is an N by 1 vector of complex numbers
and wherein each complex number represents an amplitude and a phase of one of N orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
(OFDM) subcarriers of the wireless channel;

accessing a plurality of configurations stored at the receiver, wherein each of the plurality of configurations “u”, identifies
a set of Pu base sinusoid vectors on constant frequencies and wherein Pu is the order of the configuration and is equal to the number of complex numbers of the compressed CSI if configuration u is
selected;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a dot product of the N by 1 CSI vector and a conjugate of each Pu base sinusoid vector identified by the selected configuration to generate a Pu by 1 projection vector;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a product of a constant Pu by Pu matrix stored at the receiver and the Pu by 1 projection vector to generate a Pu by 1 coefficient vector;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a minimum squared error (MSE) fit with the Pu by 1 coefficient vector on L evenly-spaced locations, where L is smaller than N, by multiplying each of the Pu base sinusoids with the corresponding coefficient in the coefficient vector and taking the summation, at each of the L evenly-spaced
locations;

selecting configuration u and use its Pu by 1 coefficient vector as the compressed CSI, if the total fit residual of the MSE fit of configuration u is below a predetermined
threshold times the minimum fit residual among all configurations, and u is such a configuration with the lowest order;

transmitting the compressed CSI to a transmitter of the wireless communication system;
decompressing the CSI at the transmitter by computing a linear combination of the base sinusoids, using the compressed CSI
as the coefficients of the base sinusoids, and

adjusting the transmission characteristics of one or more wireless signals transmitted by the transmitter based upon the decompressed
CSI.

US Pat. No. 9,708,728

GROWTH OF METAL OXIDE SINGLE CRYSTALS FROM ALKALINE-EARTH METAL FLUXES

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of growing single crystals, comprising the steps of:
selecting a metallic element;
selecting an alkaline earth metal in excess of said metallic element, wherein said alkaline earth metal is capable of dissolving
oxygen;

placing said metallic element and said alkaline earth metal in excess of said metallic element into a crucible;
adding an oxygen to said crucible, wherein said oxygen is part of a metal oxide;
placing said metallic element, said alkaline earth metal in excess of said metallic element, and said oxygen under an inert
atmosphere or vacuum in said crucible and sealing said crucible;

placing said crucible in a quartz tube and placing said quartz tube under a vacuum;
sealing said quartz tube;
heating said metallic element and said alkaline earth metal in said crucible to form a homogeneous melt;
generating a metal flux comprising one or more metals, said metal flux having metals in excess of oxygen, a solubility for
oxygen as a minority constituent, and a total concentration of anions of between about 3.5 percent and about 20 percent;

heating said crucible to a growth temperature less than 1000° C.;
slow cooling said metal flux from said growth temperature; and
removing newly formed oxide crystals from said crucible, wherein said oxide crystals are single crystalline or polycrystalline.

US Pat. No. 9,790,329

PHOTOLIGATION OF AN AMPHIPHILIC POLYMER WITH MIXED COORDINATION PROVIDES COMPACT AND REACTIVE QUANTUM DOTS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition comprising a polymer comprising repeat unit (A?) and repeat unit (B), as represented by the following structures:

US Pat. No. 9,818,507

SHRINK TUBE INSULATION APPARATUS

The Florida State Univers...

1. An apparatus for insulating material, comprising:
a material spool encircled by material, wherein the material has a predetermined cross-sectional area;
tubular insulation;
a guide channel adapted to receive the tubular insulation, wherein the tubular insulation has a cross-sectional area greater
than the cross-sectional area of the material;

a friction holder adapted to mate with the guide channel while in frictional communication with the tubular insulation;
the guide channel and material oriented such that the material and the tubular insulation are generally aligned about their
respective longitudinal axes;

a string having a first end and a second end along with a cross-sectional area smaller than the cross-sectional area of the
tubular insulation; and

an empty spool adapted to pull material from the material spool through the tubular insulation when the first end of the string
is attached to the material, the second end of the string is attached to the empty spool, and the length of the string is
threaded through the tubular insulation.

US Pat. No. 9,102,974

SEMI-SYNTHETIC QUORUM SENSORS

Florida State University ...

1. A device comprising:
a substrate, and
a quorum sensor array on the substrate,
wherein the quorum sensor array comprises quorum sensors that release signal molecules in response to one or more environmental
signals being sensed by the quorum sensors to thereby amplify the one or more environmental signals by causing a signal chain
reaction in neighboring quorum sensors of the quorum sensor array, and

wherein each of the quorum sensors comprises a lipid multilayer structure.

US Pat. No. 9,708,351

ALKENES AS ALKYNE EQUIVALENTS IN RADICAL CASCADES TERMINATED BY FRAGMENTATIONS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of synthesizing a Sn-functionalized aromatic compound comprising a fused aromatic ring system, the method comprising
contacting a stannane compound and a reactant compound having the following structure (I)-a:

wherein:
each R1 R2, R3, and R4 independently comprises hydrogen, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or any two adjacent R1 R2, R3, and R4 together form a fused aromatic ring system;

X is selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, alkoxy, amino, and phenyl; and
Ar comprises aryl or heteroaryl, which may be unsubstituted or substituted;
and wherein the Sn-functionalized aromatic compound comprising a fused aromatic ring system has the following structure (IV)-b:

wherein:
each R1 R2, R3, and R4 independently comprises hydrogen, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or any two adjacent R1 R2, R3, and R4 together form a fused aromatic ring system;

Ar comprises aryl or heteroaryl, which may be unsubstituted or substituted; and
each R5 independently comprises alkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 9,220,810

MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS (MSC) EXPANSION METHODS AND MATERIALS

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for growing and/or expanding mammalian mesenchymal stem cell (MSC), the method comprising:
a) seeding freshly isolated mammalian MSC on a planar surface or a porous three-dimension (3-D) scaffold, wherein said surface
or scaffold comprises one or more thermally responsive films or coatings;

b) growing said mammalian MSC under an O2 tension that is lower than 20%;

c) decellularizing said surface or scaffold; and
d) reseeding said surface or scaffold with freshly isolated mammalian MSC, whereby said reseeded mammalian MSC grow and maintain
an undifferentiated phenotype.

US Pat. No. 9,056,125

FILMS FOR CONTROLLED CELL GROWTH AND ADHESION

Florida State University ...

1. An article adapted for use in combination with living tissue or organisms, the article comprising a polyelectrolyte film,
the film comprising a bulk region comprising an interpenetrating network of a net positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer
and a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte polymer, the film further comprising a first surface region and a second surface
region with a net positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer or net negatively charged polyelectrolyte polymer exposed at
each of said first surface region and second surface region wherein (1) the net positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer
or the net negatively charged polyelectrolyte polymer exposed in said first surface region contains a polymer repeat unit
having at least two fluorine atoms and (2) the net positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer or the net negatively charged
polyelectrolyte polymer exposed in said second surface region contains a polymer repeat unit having a zwitterion group and
a charged polymer repeat unit that is non-zwitterionic.

US Pat. No. 9,261,513

ANTIBODY BIOMARKER SPECIFIC FOR MITOTIC CELLS AND RELATED METHODS

Florida State University ...

10. An isolated antibody that has a specific binding affinity for a polypeptide comprising SEQ ID NO: 2 phosphorylated at
threonine and has no specific binding affinity for SEQ ID NO: 2 when SEQ ID NO: 2 is not phosphorylated at threonine.

US Pat. No. 10,032,256

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING USING AUTOMATICALLY ESTIMATED TUNING PARAMETERS

The Florida State Univers...

1. An image processing method, the method comprising:dividing each training image of a dataset of training images into a plurality of training images patches;
applying an image processing algorithm, over a range of possible tuning parameters, to each of the plurality of training image patches to generate a plurality of performance curves;
constructing a loss function based upon the plurality of performance curves;
training a convolutional neural network (CNN) to optimize the loss function to establish a trained convolutional neural network;
predicting a specific tuning parameter for an image of interest using the trained convolutional neural network; and
performing image processing of the image of interest using the specific tuning parameter and the image processing algorithm to generate a processed image of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,951,020

METHODS OF MAKING 2-HALONICOTINONITRILES

Virginia Commonwealth Uni...

1. A method of making a 2-halonicotinonitrile, the method comprising:(a) reacting an alkylidene nitrile having the formula
with a C1-compound in an organic solvent and sufficient dehydrating agent to substantially retard dimerization of the alkylidene nitrile during the reaction, thereby forming an enamine intermediate; and(b) cyclizing the enamine intermediate with a gaseous halide (X) donor, thereby forming a 2-halonicotinonitrile having the formula
whereini) R1 is methyl, ethyl, phenyl, methoxyphenyl, halogen substituted phenyl or thiophene and R2 is absent or is methyl or phenyl, or
ii) R1 and R2 are atoms in a 5- or 6-membered aliphatic ring or a tetralin bicyclic ring system,
iii) R3 is CN,
iv) the dehydrating agent is an anhydride, and
vi) the C1-compound is dimethylformamide dimethyl acetal.

US Pat. No. 9,594,880

METHODS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF METABOLIC MIXTURES BY 2D 13C-CONSTANT-TIME TOCSY NMR SPECTROSCOPY

Florida State University ...

1. A spectroscopic method for identifying individual compounds in a metabolic mixture derived from a uniformly 13C-labeled organism, the method comprising:
providing a metabolic mixture derived from a uniformly 13C-labeled organism;

obtaining an experimental 2D 13C-13C constant-time (CT) TOCSY NMR spectrum of the metabolic mixture using a mixing-time (?m) sufficiently short to achieve magnetization transfer only between directly connected carbons and obtain experimental cross-peak
volumes;

estimating cross-peak volumes of 2D 13C-13C constant-time (CT) TOCSY NMR spectra of each individual compound to be quantified in a metabolic mixture from approximations
of the TOCSY transfer amplitudes on the basis of the spin system of each compound;

plotting the experimental cross-peak volumes versus the estimated cross-peak volumes to obtain a cross-peak integral plot
of each individual compound; and

identifying the individual compounds in the metabolic mixture based on spin topology networks derived from the cross-peaks
and the dependence of the cross-peak volumes on the TOCSY mixing-time.

US Pat. No. 9,925,159

D-SERINE TREATMENT FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS THAT CAUSE SEIZURES

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition for treating a neurological disorder that causes seizures, the composition comprising a pharmaceutical dosage form having a seizure reducing effective amount of D-serine and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for aiding delivery of D-serine to a patient's brain, the pharmaceutical dosage form being adapted for selectively contacting a region of the patient's brain with the composition in such a way that the concentration of the composition in the region of the patient's brain is higher than the concentration of the composition outside the region of the patient's brain, the region of the patient's brain being pre-identified as having cells expressing GluN3 subunit-containing triheteromeric NMDARs.
US Pat. No. 9,908,906

LUMINESCENT METAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES AND METHODS

Florida State University ...

1. A nanoscale metal halide perovskite crystal having a unit cell according to formula (I):
(RNH3)(R?NH3)(CH3NH3)n?1MnX3n+1  (I);

wherein R is C6-C20 hydrocarbyl;

R? is C6-C20 hydrocarbyl;

M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Pb, Sn, Cu, Ge, Mn, Co, Bi, and Eu;
X is a halide ion selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I;
n is an integer equal to or greater than 1; and
R and R? are different when n is equal to 1.
US Pat. No. 9,701,777

LIGNIN-CONTAINING POLYMERS

Florida State University ...

1. A method of synthesizing a lignin-containing polymer material, the method comprising:
(a) reacting a lignin having terminal hydroxyl groups with an alkyne-carboxylic acid, thereby converting the terminal hydroxyl
groups to terminal alkyne groups and forming an alkyne-functionalized lignin; and

(b) performing an alkyne-azide click reaction between the alkyne-functionalized lignin and a polymer having an azide group
to covalently bond the polymer to the lignin and form the lignin-containing polymer material;

wherein the polymer includes a diene and/or dienophile group.

US Pat. No. 9,618,403

STRAIN SENSORS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE

Florida State University ...

1. A strain sensor comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a sheet which comprises a carbon nanotube network affixed to the flexible substrate, the sheet having a top side and an opposing
second side; and

two or more microelectrodes printed at spaced locations directly onto:
(i) the top side of the sheet, such that the sheet is arranged between the printed microelectrodes and the flexible substrate;
or

(ii) a side of the flexible substrate facing the second side of the sheet, such that the printed microelectrodes are between
the second side of the sheet and the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,089,237

DATA FILTER CACHE DESIGNS FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Florida State University ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:determining that a plurality of virtual addresses map to a same physical address for accessing a data filter cache, the plurality of virtual addresses associated with one or more virtual tags;
accessing the data filter cache and a level one (L1) data cache, the data filter cache comprising one or more first lines, the one or more first lines having a capacity that is less than a capacity of one or more second lines in the L1 data cache;
determining, based at least in part on the accessing, that data was missed in the data filter cache;
after determining that the data was missed in the data filter cache, accessing the data in the L1 data cache, wherein the accessing comprises:
comparing a first physical tag associated with the data missed from the data filter cache to one or more second physical tags associated with the one or more second lines in the L1 data cache, wherein the first physical tag is further associated with a first virtual address, wherein the one or more second physical tags are further associated with one or more second virtual addresses;
determining that the first physical tag matches a second physical tag of the one or more second physical tags;
determining the data in the L1 data cache that corresponds to the first physical tag; and
storing the data from the L1 data cache in the data filter cache.
US Pat. No. 9,977,026

DETECTION OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF PHOSPHORYLATED MCM AND METHOD OF INCREASING MCM PHOSPHORYLATION CAPACITY

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of detecting elevated levels of phosphorylated minichromosome maintenance protein complex (Mcm) in a patient, comprising:obtaining a sample from a human patient; and
modulating Dbf4-Cdc7 kinase (DDK) to facilitate phosphorylation of said Mcm, said modulation is performed by using Treslin to stimulate phosphorylation of said Mcm by said DDK;
detecting whether said phosphorylated Mcm is elevated in said sample relative to normal levels, by contacting said sample with an anti-Mcm antibody and detecting binding between said phosphorylated Mcm and said antibody.
US Pat. No. 9,919,280

METHOD OF FORMING POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEX CAPSULES

The Florida State Univers...

21. A method of forming a capsule, the method comprising:
spraying a coacervate comprising a positively charged polyelectrolyte and a negatively charged polyelectrolyte into a liquid
receiving bath, wherein upon impacting the liquid receiving bath, the positively charged polyelectrolyte and a negatively
charged polyelectrolyte coalesce into a capsule comprising a wall, and further wherein the capsule wall comprises an interpenetrating
complex of the positively charged polyelectrolyte and the negatively polyelectrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,722,289

METAL-AIR FLOW BATTERIES USING OXYGEN ENRICHED ELECTROLYTE

Florida State University ...

1. A metal air flow battery, comprising:
an electrochemical reaction unit, comprising:
an anode electrode comprising Li;
a cathode electrode comprising porous carbon and catalyst;
an ionic conductive membrane between the anode and the cathode;
an organic anode electrolyte;
an aqueous cathode electrolyte;
the ionic conductive membrane isolating the organic anode electrolyte from the aqueous cathode electrolyte, and being chemically
stable with the organic anode electrolyte and the aqueous cathode electrolyte;

a cathode electrolyte inlet and a cathode electrolyte outlet for supplying and removing only the aqueous cathode electrolyte
to and from the electrochemical reaction unit, and not the anode electrolyte;

an oxygen exchange unit in fluid communication with the cathode electrolyte inlet and the cathode electrolyte outlet for contacting
the cathode electrolyte with oxygen separate from the electrochemical reaction unit; and,

at least one pump for pumping cathode electrolyte between the electrochemical reaction unit and the oxygen exchange unit.

US Pat. No. 10,040,874

MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND MULTICOORDINATING AMPHIPHILIC POLYMER LIGANDS FOR INTERFACING SEMICONDUCTING, MAGNETIC, AND METALLIC NANOCRYSTALS WITH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition comprising a polymer comprising a repeat unit (F) as represented by the following structure:
wherein the polymer further comprises a repeat unit selected from the group consisting of a repeat unit (A?), a repeat unit (A?), a repeat unit (B), and any combination thereof, as represented by the following structures:

further wherein the polymer further comprises a repeat unit selected from the group consisting of a repeat unit (G), a repeat unit (H), and a combination thereof, as represented by the following structures:

US Pat. No. 9,966,167

SUPERCONDUCTING JOINT FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING BI2SR2CACU2O8+X (BI-2212) WIRE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for establishing a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) joint, the method comprising:securing a first end of a first Bi-2212 conductor segment adjacent to a first end of a second Bi-2212 conductor segment, wherein each of the Bi-2212 conductor segments comprises an exterior sheath surrounding at least a portion of an interior filament bundle of Bi-2212 material;
surrounding the first end of the first Bi-2212 conductor segment and the first end of the second Bi-2212 conductor segment with joint forming material that is chemically compatible with the Bi-2212 material of the interior filament bundle; and
subjecting the first Bi-2212 conductor segment and the second Bi-2212 conductor segment to a superconducting heat treatment effective to establish the superconducting properties of the first Bi-2212 conductor segment and the second Bi-2212 conductor segment and to substantially simultaneously create a superconducting joint at the location of the joint forming material surrounding the first end of the first Bi-2212 conductor segment and the first end of the second Bi-2212 conductor segment.

US Pat. No. 9,958,362

MICROSCOPE SAMPLE PREPARATION DEVICE

The Florida State Univers...

11. A method for preparing microscope samples, comprising:inserting a microscope grid within a support barrier perimeter established by plurality of support barriers disposed within a grid chamber in a bottom platform;
temporarily securing a top platform overtop the bottom platform;
delivering a first fluid into an inlet aperture, wherein the inlet aperture is in fluid communication with grid chamber;
propelling the first fluid through the grid chamber and out through an outlet aperture in fluid communication with the grid chamber;
delivering a second fluid into the inlet aperture and propelling the second fluid through the grid chamber and out through the outlet aperture; and
drying the microscope grid through insertion of a gas into the inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,893,633

MODULAR MULTILEVEL DC-DC CONVERTER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A current-fed modular multi-level dual active-bridge (CF-MDAB) DC-DC converter comprising:
a transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding;
an input stage having DC terminals coupled to a DC grid and AC terminals coupled to the primary winding of the transformer,
wherein the input stage includes a plurality of primary phase units coupled in parallel, wherein each primary phase unit comprises
at least one active primary switching arm having a plurality of cascaded cells and at least one center-taped DC inductor,
and wherein each of the plurality of cascaded cells comprises a plurality of switching devices and at least one capacitor
coupled across the DC terminals of the cascaded cells;

an output stage having DC terminals coupled to a DC grid and AC terminals coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer,
wherein the output stage includes a plurality of secondary phase units coupled in parallel, wherein each secondary phase unit
comprises a plurality of secondary switching arms having a plurality of cascaded cells and at least one center-taped DC inductor,
and wherein each of the plurality of cascaded cells comprises a plurality of switching devices and at least one capacitor
coupled across the DC terminals of the cascaded cells; and

a control system coupled to each of the plurality of switching devices of the input stage and the output stage; the control
system including both hardware and software components interconnected to control the input stage and the output stage to control
the plurality of switching devices in a soft-switched manner to convert DC voltages to multi-level AC voltages at selected
frequencies, to operate the switching devices in a normal CF-MDAB operation mode by providing duty cycle regulation in a DC
loop and by providing a phase shift regulation between the multi-level AC voltages at the primary winding and the secondary
winding of the transformer in an AC loop and to realize DC fault ride-through operation under a DC grid fault.

US Pat. No. 9,600,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PROCESSOR EFFICIENCY THROUGH CACHING

Florida State University ...

1. A method comprising:
converting, by a computing device comprising one or more processors, program code into an intermediate representation comprising
instructions for execution by a central processing unit (CPU);

determining, by the computing device, one or more candidate memory references associated with an L1 data cache for storage
in a tagless access buffer (TAB), the determination based at least in part on analysis of the instructions for the program
code;

executing, by the computing device, a load or store instruction associated with the program code, wherein the program code,
when executed, accesses a register to identify a reference to the TAB, wherein the reference to the TAB is identified based
at least in part on (i) a base address register comprising at least a portion of the one or more candidate memory references
to the TAB and (ii) metadata associated with the base address register; and

allocating, by the computing device, at least a portion of the one or more candidate memory references in the TAB;
wherein the TAB comprises a first line buffer for storing the one or more candidate memory references, the method further
comprising:

determining, by the computing device, that a plurality of memory references to a strided access pattern spans two consecutive
lines in L1 data cache;

allocating, by the computing device, a second line buffer in the TAB for receiving one or more additional candidate memory
references; and

prefetching, by the computing device, two lines from the L1 data cache for storage in one of the first line buffer or the
second line buffer in the TAB.

US Pat. No. 9,574,231

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING CELLS BASED ON DNA REPLICATION DOMAIN TIMING PROFILES

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for identifying cells comprising the following steps:
(a) separating a population of sample cells having a particular cell type into subpopulations of sample cells based on cell
cycle stages, wherein each subpopulation of sample cells consists essentially of sample cells from a specific cell cycle phase;

(b) isolating genomic DNA from each subpopulation of sample cells;
(c) separately sequencing genomic DNA isolated from each subpopulation of sample cells, thereby generating a replication timing
test profile for the population of sample cells; and

(d) identifying the particular cell type of the population of sample cells by comparing the replication timing test profile
to a set of replication timing reference profiles for a set of known cell types.

US Pat. No. 9,513,222

SCALABLE LIPOSOME MICROARRAY SCREENING

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising the following steps:
(a) contacting a topographically structured stamp to an array of spots comprising lipid ink on a palette to force the lipid
ink of each of the spots into recesses of the topographically structured stamp,

(b) removing the palette from the topographically structured stamp so that at least some the lipid ink from each of the spots
is retained in the recesses of the topographically structured stamp, and

(c) printing the lipid ink in each of the recesses on a substrate as an array of stamped spots using the topographically structured
stamp to thereby form a patterned substrate,

wherein the recesses have one or more recess patterns,
wherein each stamped spot of the array of stamped spots comprises lipid multilayer structure, and
wherein the patterned array is based on the one or more recess patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,116,159

FAMILY OF ISOLATED BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS FOR DC GRID APPLICATION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A battery energy storage system (BESS) for direct current (DC) grid applications, the BESS comprising:an alternating current (AC) transformer having a primary side and a secondary side;
at least one primary side arm coupled to the primary side of the AC transformer, the at least one primary side arm comprising a plurality of cascade connected voltage source converter sub-modules and each of the plurality of cascade connected voltage source converter sub-modules comprising one or more direct current (DC) energy storage units, each of the plurality of cascade connected voltage source converter sub-modules for converting a direct current (DC) voltage of the one or more DC energy storage units to an AC voltage and the at least one primary side arm for providing a sum of the AC voltages from each of the plurality of cascade connected voltage source converter sub-modules to the primary side of the AC transformer; and
at least one secondary side arm coupled between the secondary side of the AC transformer and a DC grid voltage bus, the at least one secondary side arm comprising a plurality of cascade connected voltage source converter sub-modules, wherein the at least one second side arm converts an AC voltage at the secondary side of the AC transformer to a DC voltage on the DC grid voltage bus.

US Pat. No. 10,025,952

OBFUSCATION OF SENSITIVE HUMAN-PERCEPTUAL OUTPUT

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERS...

1. A computer-implemented method for defending against visual observations of sensitive text displayed by an electronic device, comprising executing on a processor the steps of:assigning a sensitive text value to an alias value and storing the sensitive text value and assigned alias value in a digital alias repository;
responsive to a first user inputting text to be visually displayed on a first user's electronic device following a visual display refresh event:
intercepting the inputted text intended for visual display prior to being displayed on the first user's electronic device;
scanning the intercepted text for any sensitive text values that match those stored in the digital alias repository;
replacing each identified sensitive text value detected in the intercepted text with the assigned alias value stored in the digital alias repository; and
displaying the assigned alias values that replaced the identified sensitive text values on the first user's electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,916,927

THIN INSULATION COATINGS BY SOL-GEL METHOD

The Florida State Univers...

1. A coating for a metallic tape or wire, comprising:
a material having a uniform thickness surrounding the metallic tape or wire,
wherein the material comprises:
one part by weight alkyl silicate binding material;
two parts by weight anhydrous ethyl alcohol; and
3/10 part by weight aluminum oxide powder.

US Pat. No. 9,612,960

DATA FILTER CACHE DESIGNS FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Florida State University ...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by at least one processor, that a plurality of virtual addresses map to a same physical address for accessing
a data filter cache, the plurality of virtual addresses associated with one or more virtual tags:

accessing, by at least one processor, the data filter cache and a level one (L1) data cache, the data filter cache comprising
one or more first lines, the one or more first lines having a capacity that is less than a capacity of one or more second
lines in the L1 data cache;

determining, by at least one processor based at least in part on the accessing, that data was missed in the data filter cache;
after determining that the data was missed in the data filter cache, accessing, by the at least one processor, the data in
the L1 data cache, wherein the accessing comprises:

comparing a first physical tag associated with the data missed from the data filter cache to one or more second physical tags
associated with the one or more second lines in the L1 data cache, wherein the first physical tag is further associated with
a first virtual address, wherein the one or more second physical tags are further associated with one or more second virtual
addresses;

determining that the first physical tag matches a second physical tag of the one or more second physical tags; and
determining the data in the L1 data cache that corresponds to the first physical tag; and
storing, by the at least one processor, the data from the L1 data cache in the data filter cache.

US Pat. No. 9,995,732

EVAPORATIVE EDGE LITHOGRAPHY OF A LIPOSOMAL DRUG MICROARRAY FOR CELL MIGRATION ASSAYS

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of creating one or more arrays of lipid multilayer structures by edge evaporation lithography (EEL), the steps of EEL comprising:(a) placing a stencil having openings on a surface of a substrate thereby forming barriers and spaces between the barriers on the substrate;
(b) adding a plurality of lipid solutions to the spaces between the barriers, each lipid solution of the plurality of lipid solutions comprising a solvent and one or more lipids,
(c) forming one or more arrays of lipid multilayer structures on the substrate by evaporating the solvent from each of the plurality of lipid solutions in the spaces between the barriers on the substrate thereby forming the lipid multilayer structures only along edges of the barriers and forming surface regions between the lipid multilayer structures, wherein the surface regions do not contain lipid multilayer structures; and
(d) removing the stencil from the substrate to form one or more arrays of lipid multilayer structures on the substrate that correspond to an outline of the edges of the barriers, wherein there are no lipid multilayer structures on the substrate previously occupied by the barriers.

US Pat. No. 9,989,078

SWIRLING JET ACTUATOR FOR CONTROL OF SEPARATED AND MIXING FLOWS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of controlling a fluid flow, comprising the steps of:inputting a momentum flow into the fluid flow;
inputting a swirling flow into the fluid flow; and
varying the inputting of the swirling flow and the inputting of the momentum flow independently of one another.
US Pat. No. 9,840,544

METHOD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A PEPTIDE BUILDING BLOCK USEFUL FOR DE NOVO PROTEIN DESIGN

Florida State University ...

1. A method for developing a polypeptide comprising:
(a) constructing a set of intermediary mutants by introducing mutations via mutagenesis to fibroblast growth factor-1 (FGF-1)
at symmetry-related positions within each of three ?-trefoil fold subdomains of a ?-trefoil architecture within FGF-1;

(b) screening the set of intermediary mutants to identify selected mutations that are either neutral or favorable to protein
folding, stability and solubility;

(c) constructing a subsequent set of intermediary mutants by introducing mutations via mutagenesis at symmetry-related positions
within each of three ?-trefoil fold subdomains of a ?-trefoil architecture within each intermediary mutant of the subsequent
set of intermediary mutants;

(d) repeating steps (b) and (c) until a stable symmetric ?-trefoil mutant is produced, wherein the stable symmetric ?-trefoil
mutant is soluble and has three repeating ?-trefoil fold subdomains in which the amino acid sequence of each of the three
repeating ?-trefoil fold subdomains is identical; and

(e) synthesizing in vitro a polypeptide from the stable symmetric ?-trefoil mutant, wherein the polypeptide has an amino acid
sequence of one of the three repeating ?-trefoil fold subdomains;

wherein each intermediary mutant of the subsequent set of intermediary mutants combines the mutations that are identified
as either neutral or favorable to protein solubility, folding, or thermostability in (b); and

wherein the polypeptide is capable of spontaneously assembling in solution as a soluble homotrimer with a thermostable ?-trefoil
architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,141,119

DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS INCLUDING CARBON NANOTUBE YARNS

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1. A dye-sensitized solar cell, comprising:a working electrode comprising seven twisted carbon nanotube yarns;
a hybrid sensitizer which comprises:
a nanoporous titanium oxide layer coated on the seven twisted carbon nanotube yarns,
a microporous titanium oxide layer coated onto the nanoporous titanium oxide layer, and
dye particles and quantum dots disposed in the pores of the microporous titanium oxide layer, wherein the dye particles comprise N719 dye, and the quantum dots comprise CdS and CdSe;
a conducting electrode comprising one carbon nanotube yarn disposed about the hybrid sensitizer or three twisted carbon nanotube yarns disposed about the hybrid sensitizer; and
a solid state electrolyte disposed about the hybrid sensitizer.

US Pat. No. 9,829,466

APPROXIMATION ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING A MOMENTUM TRANSFER CROSS SECTION

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1. A method for determining a molecular structure of an analyte, comprising:
determining by ion mobility mass spectrometer an ion mobility/mass spectrum for an unknown analyte;
calculating a molecular momentum transfer cross section based on the ion mobility/mass spectrum for the unknown analyte;
calculating, for each of a plurality of known compounds, a molecular momentum transfer cross section according to the following
steps:

calculating a potential energy function;
calculating a momentum transfer function using the potential energy function;
calculating a momentum transfer surface using the momentum transfer function;
calculating the molecular momentum transfer cross section for each known compound using the momentum transfer function; and
comparing the molecular momentum transfer cross section for the unknown analyte to the molecular momentum transfer cross sections
of the plurality of known compounds, and reporting a potential identity of the unknown analyte by an approximate match of
the compared molecular momentum transfer cross sections.

US Pat. No. 10,087,082

STABILIZED SILICA COLLOID

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A nanoparticle comprising (a) a nucleus having a size that is no greater than 100 nm, wherein the size corresponds to the smallest sieve opening through which said particle is able to pass, and comprising a silica outer surface and (b) a plurality of zwitterionic functional groups covalently bound to the silica outer surface.
US Pat. No. 9,957,310

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Florida State University ...

1. A composition comprising a mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) protein having a polypeptide sequence that is at least 90% identical to the wild-type human FGF-1 protein having SEQ ID NO: 1, the alanine at an amino acid position of the mutant FGF polypeptide sequence corresponding to amino acid position 66 of SEQ ID NO: 1 being substituted with cysteine, the mutant FGF protein have a greater functional half-life than SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,861,950

METHOD FOR REACTING FLOWING LIQUID AND GAS IN A PLASMA DISCHARGE REACTOR

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising:
injecting a mixture comprising liquid water and a gas into at least one electrically-conductive inlet capillary tube electrode
and simultaneously charging the liquid water and gas inside the electrode, the electrically-conductive inlet capillary tube
electrode having a first internal diameter;

injecting the charged water and gas into a tubular plasma reactor having a second internal diameter, the injecting of the
charged water and gas generating a continuously flowing liquid film region on one or more internal walls of the plasma reactor
with a gas stream flowing along the flowing liquid film region;

the injecting further propagating a plasma discharge channel pattern along the interface between the flowing liquid film region
and the flowing gas stream inside the plasma reactor;

dissociating the liquid water at the interface with the plasma discharge to form a plurality of dissociation products;
producing hydrogen peroxide from the plurality of dissociation products;
dissolving the hydrogen peroxide into the flowing liquid film region; and
flowing the liquid, gas, plasma, and hydrogen peroxide to an electrically conductive outlet capillary tube electrode having
a third internal diameter, the third internal diameter being larger than the first internal diameter and smaller than the
second internal diameter
recovering at least a portion of the hydrogen peroxide from the electrically conductive outlet capillary tube electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,196,269

MANUFACTURING OF MACROSCOPIC NANOMATERIALS USING FLUID UNDER ELEVATED TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE

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1. A carbon nanotube structure, comprising:a carbon nanotube buckypaper comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, wherein an impurity resulting from the formation of the plurality of carbon nanotubes has been removed from the carbon nanotube buckypaper and the plurality of carbon nanotubes have been substantially oriented by:
contacting the carbon nanotube buckypaper with a mixture of a processing fluid and an oxidizer under elevated temperature and pressure to expose the impurity;
lowering the temperature and pressure to ambient conditions;
contacting the exposed impurity to an acid to remove the impurity; and
subjecting the carbon nanotube buckypaper to a tensile force thereby orienting the plurality of carbon nanotubes primarily in a direction of the tensile force;
wherein the carbon nanotube buckypaper exhibits a modulus of about 111 GPa, a tensile strength of about 1.29 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,186,392

ULTRAFAST ELECTROMECHANICAL DISCONNECT SWITCH

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1. An electrical transfer or disconnect switch, comprising:a first electrical feedthrough disposed through an insulating medium, said first electrical feedthrough connected to a first non-movable electrical contact;
a second electrical feedthrough disposed through an insulating medium, said second electrical feedthrough connected to a second non-movable electrical contact;
a third non-movable electrical contact coupled to said insulating medium and positioned between said first non-movable electrical contact and said second non-movable electrical contact, such that a first static gap is disposed between said first non-movable contact and said third non-movable contact and such that a second static gap is disposed between said second non-movable contact and said third non-movable contact;
a first actuator aligned with said first static gap but positioned at a spaced distance away from said first non-movable contact, said third non-movable contact, and said first static gap;
a second actuator aligned with said second static gap but positioned at a spaced distance away from said second non-movable contact, said third non-movable contact, and said second static gap;
a first movable contact directly or indirectly coupled to said first actuator and aligned with said first static gap, such that a first variable gap is formed between said first movable contact and said first and third non-movable contacts,
wherein when said first actuator is prompted, said first movable contact reduces said first variable gap until said first movable contact is contacting said first and third non-movable contacts simultaneously to complete a first series from said first non-movable contact to said third non-movable contact,
said first actuator also generating contact pressure between said first movable contact and said first and third non-movable contacts; and
a second movable contact directly or indirectly coupled to said second actuator and aligned with said second static gap, such that a second variable gap is formed between said second movable contact and said second and third non-movable contacts,
wherein when said second actuator is prompted, said second movable contact reduces said second variable gap until said second movable contact is contacting said second and third non-movable contacts simultaneously to complete a second series from said third non-movable contact to said second non-movable contact,
said second actuator also generating contact pressure between said second movable contact and said second and third non-movable contacts,
wherein when said first movable contact is contacting said first and third non-movable contacts and when said second movable contact is contacting said first and second non-movable contacts, an electrical circuit is closed within said electrical transfer or disconnect switch, such that a current flows along a path of travel within said electrical transfer or disconnect switch across said first non-movable contact, said first movable contact, said third non-movable contact, said second movable contact, and said second non-movable contact.

US Pat. No. 10,119,286

WAVE PROPAGATION APPARATUS

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1. A wave propagation apparatus, comprising:a container having a length and a width, said container further having a bottom side and a plurality of vertical sidewalls;
a base layer formed of a first liquid, said base layer having contact with said bottom side and said plurality of vertical sidewalls of said container;
an overlying layer formed of a second liquid, said overlying layer having contact with said plurality of vertical sidewalls of said container but not with said bottom side of said container,
wherein said base layer and said overlying layer are not homogenized or admixed within said container, such that said base layer and said overlying layer stably remain in separate distinct layers within said container with said overlying layer being in contact with said base layer and in overlying relation to said base layer;
a pair of central shafts positioned across said width of said container at a spaced distance above said overlying layer;
a driver wheel disposed around one of said pair of central shafts above said overlying layer;
a second wheel disposed around the other of said pair of central shafts above said overlying layer,
wherein said driver wheel and said second wheel are rotatable about said pair of central shafts;
a motor that drives rotation of said driver wheel;
a power source that powers said motor;
a closed belt or chain loop disposed around said driver wheel and said second wheel above said overlying layer, such that said closed belt or chain loop does not contact said overlying layer, said closed belt or chain loop positioned in substantially parallel relation to said length of said container,
wherein said closed belt or chain loop rotates about said driver wheel and said second wheel during rotation of said driver wheel and said second wheel; and
one or more elongate paddles secured to said belt or chain loop and extending outwardly from said belt or chain loop, wherein said one or more elongate paddles contact and travel through said overlying layer during rotation of said closed belt or chain loop, wherein said one or more elongate paddles does not contact said base layer,
said one or more paddles displacing said overlying later during rotation of said belt or chain loop, thus creating a dragging wave in said base layer, due to a surface tension between the base layer and said overlying layer.
US Pat. No. 10,035,980

EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX DERIVED FROM STEM CELLS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION

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1. A method for preparing an extracellular matrix (ECM), said method comprising growing stem cells as aggregates or embryoid bodies (EB) in a suspension culture comprising a growth medium for at least three days to allow for production of an ECM, wherein said growth medium comprises one or more of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), retinoic acid (RA), or bone morphogenic protein (BMP) and subsequently removing the cells by treating with a surfactant or detergent, and a nuclease, wherein an acellular extracellular matrix remains following cell removal, and wherein the method further comprises cross-linking said acellular ECM following cell removal.
US Pat. No. 10,000,540

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Florida State University ...

1. A composition comprising a mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) protein having a polypeptide sequence that is at least 90% identical to the wild-type human FGF-1 protein having SEQ ID NO: 1, the phenylalanine at an amino acid position of the mutant FGF polypeptide sequence corresponding to amino acid position 132 of SEQ ID NO: 1 being substituted with tryptophan, the mutant FGF protein have a greater functional half-life than SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,991,545

METAL-AIR FLOW BATTERIES USING OXYGEN ENRICHED ELECTROLYTE

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for producing an electric current, comprising the steps of:providing an electrochemical reaction unit, comprising:
an anode electrode comprising Li;
a cathode electrode comprising porous carbon and catalyst;
an ionic conductive membrane between the anode and the cathode;
an organic anode electrolyte;
an aqueous cathode electrolyte;
the ionic conductive membrane isolating the organic anode electrolyte from the aqueous cathode electrolyte, and being chemically stable with the organic anode electrolyte and the aqueous cathode electrolyte;
providing a cathode electrolyte inlet and a cathode electrolyte outlet for supplying and removing only the aqueous cathode electrolyte to and from the electrochemical reaction unit, and not the anode electrolyte;
an oxygen exchange unit in fluid communication with the cathode electrolyte inlet and the cathode electrolyte outlet for contacting the cathode electrolyte with oxygen separate from the electrochemical reaction unit; and,
pumping cathode electrolyte between the electrochemical reaction unit and the oxygen exchange unit and contacting the electrolyte with oxygen while the battery is being discharged.

US Pat. No. 9,914,807

THIOL-ENE POLYMER METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLE HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX COMPOSITES

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1. A bulk polymer composite comprising a thiolene polymer matrix and metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed within said matrix,
said nanoparticles being bonded to polymer molecules contained in the matrix;
wherein said polymer comprises repeat units derived from a first multifunctional monomer comprising a plurality of vinyl groups,
a polythiol, and a molecular metal oxide cluster, and said repeat units correspond to the structure


where M is sulfur, silicon, tin, or an organic moiety; and where n is the number of repeat units.

US Pat. No. 9,911,520

ALKYLAMINE-GOLD NANOPARTICLES HAVING TUNABLE ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A nanoparticle monolayer having tunable optical and electrical properties, comprising alkylamine-gold nanoparticles having
an interparticle spacing from about 0.5 nm to about 5 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,909,259

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURE OF BUCKYPAPER MATERIALS

Florida State University ...

1. A method for the continuous manufacture of a buckypaper comprising:
providing a suspension of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a suspension tank,
transferring the suspension of CNTs in the suspension tank continuously to a suspension chamber of a filtration unit comprising
a filtration area, wherein the suspension chamber comprises a fill line configured to return the suspension of CNTs to the
suspension tank,

contacting the filtration area and the suspension of CNTs in the suspension chamber with a first portion of a filter paper
provided by two or more rollers,

applying vacuum pressure to the filtration area to form a portion of a continuous buckypaper on the portion of the filter
paper,

advancing the two or more rollers to contact the filtration area with a second portion of the filter paper, and
drying the portion of the continuous buckypaper.

US Pat. No. 9,905,765

POLYMER-PEROVSKITE FILMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Florida State University ...

1. A polymer-perovskite film comprising:
a plurality of methylammonium lead chloride (CH3NH3PbCl3) nanopillar crystals embedded in a polymer matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,896,462

METAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES, METHODS, AND DEVICES

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1. A metal halide perovskite crystal having a 0D structure, and a unit cell according to formula (I),
Ra[MX6]Xd  (I);

wherein R is an organic ligand comprising (i) a hydrocarbyl substituted with at least one positively charged moiety, or (ii)
an aryl substituted with at least one positively charged moiety;

a is 2 to 8;
M is a dication metal atom selected from the group consisting of Sn, Mn, Co, and Ge;
X is a halide ion selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I;
MX6 has an octahedral structure; and

d is 2 to 10.
US Pat. No. 9,884,920

ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR 4,6-DIAMINO-5-(FORMAMIDO)PYRIMIDINE AND USES THEREOF

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. An antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, having specific binding affinity for 4,6-diamino-5-(formamido)pyrimidine
(FAPY-adenine), wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment specifically binds to an epitope on the base portion of FAPY-adenine
and does not significantly bind to 8-hydroxy-adenine, 8-hydroxy-guanine, adenosine, cytosine, uracil, and guanine.
US Pat. No. 9,783,587

SYNTHETIC FOLDABLE PROTEINS GENERATED FROM PEPTIDE SEGMENTS OF FOLDING NUCLEI OF REFERENCE PROTEINS

Florida State University ...

1. A method of making a foldable protein, the method comprising:
determining a folding nucleus peptide sequence associated with folding a reference foldable protein, the reference foldable
protein having a tertiary structure; and

synthesizing a synthetic foldable protein having a tertiary structure emulating the tertiary structure of the reference foldable
protein by including the determined folding nucleus peptide sequence and at least one repeat thereof in the peptide sequence
of the synthetic foldable protein by expressing the synthetic foldable protein in one expression step;

wherein the synthetic foldable protein comprises SEQ ID NO: 2.

US Pat. No. 10,214,801

NANOPARTICLE-REINFORCED COMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE

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1. A method for forming a composite structure, the method comprising:heating a metal substrate material to a selected temperature to form a heated metal substrate;
disposing a plurality of ceramic nanoparticles onto a surface of the heated metal substrate, wherein the ceramic nanoparticles have an average particle size of from 20 nm to 950 nm, wherein the plurality of ceramic nanoparticles are dispersed in a non-solvent liquid when disposing the plurality of ceramic nanoparticles on the heated substrate, wherein the non-solvent liquid evaporates upon contact with the heated substrate; and
applying a roller across the surface of the heated metal substrate under a pressure effective to embed the ceramic nanoparticles within a surface region of the heated metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,215,769

MULTI-FLUID JET NOZZLE FOR SENSOR CALIBRATION

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1. A method of calibrating a sensor, comprising:selecting a fluid, a calibration parameter, and a sensor adapted to detect the calibration parameter;
fluidically coupling a first source of a first calibration fluid to a first jet-guiding tube in a multi-fluid jet nozzle, wherein the first calibration fluid has a first known value for the calibration parameter and the first jet-guiding tube converges towards a first discharge outlet in the multi-fluid jet nozzle;
fluidically coupling a second source of a second calibration fluid to a second j et-guiding tube in the multi-fluid jet nozzle, wherein the second calibration fluid has a second known value for the calibration parameter and the second jet-guiding tube converges towards the first discharge outlet in the multi-fluid jet nozzle;
positioning the first discharge aperture in the multi-fluid jet nozzle in close proximity to a tip of the sensor with the tip of the sensor in longitudinal alignment with a flow of the first calibration fluid when discharged from the first discharge aperture;
simultaneously discharging the first and second calibration fluids from the first discharge aperture, wherein the first discharge aperture includes a boundary wall extending towards a proximal end of the multi-fluid jet nozzle to maintain separation between the first and second calibration fluids as they are discharged from the first discharge aperture;
after a first predetermined time, rapidly translating the multi-fluid jet nozzle into longitudinal alignment with the second calibration fluid being discharged from the first discharge aperture; and
analyzing data recorded by the sensor and determining a response time for the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,197,706

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUB-SEASONAL FORECASTS OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN WINTER

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1. A method for generating sub-seasonal forecasts of winter snowstorms and cold air outbreaks (CAOs), the method comprising:receiving, by at least one computing device, a plurality of forecasts generated by an operational numerical model for seasonal weather forecasts;
deriving a lead-time series of a set of forecasted indices describing a state of stratospheric mass circulation from the plurality of forecasts generated by an operational numerical model for seasonal weather forecasts;
detecting a timing of occurrence and associated intensity of one or more PULSE events in the lead-time series of the set of forecasted indices describing the state of stratospheric mass circulation to determine a model forecasted state of the stratospheric mass circulation during the detected PULSE events;
correcting a model forecast bias of the model forecasted state of the stratospheric mass circulation during the detected PULSE events to generate a corrected model forecasted state of the stratospheric mass circulation during the detected PULSE events;
constructing a statistical model linking the corrected model forecasted state of the stratospheric mass circulation during the detected PULSE events to surface temperature and wintery precipitation based on historical observation data; and
generating a sub-seasonal forecast of winter snowstorms and cold air outbreaks (CAOs) by applying the corrected model forecasted state of the stratospheric mass circulation during the detected PULSE events to the statistical model.

US Pat. No. 10,167,196

METHOD OF CONVERSION OF RED PHOSPHOROUS TO SOLUBLE POLYPHOSPHIDES

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1. A method for producing polyphosphide anions soluble in organic solvents, comprising:providing red phosphorus or a composition of black phosphorus and red phosphorus;
providing an alkali metal alkoxy compound or alkali metal alkyl thiolate compound suspended in an organic solvent;
wherein the alkali metal is sodium or potassium;
allowing the red phosphorus and alkali metal or alkali metal compound to react, wherein the reaction uses reflux or an in-line packed column method;
where the in-line packed column method comprises:
providing a packing column;
loading the packing column with the red phosphorus or composition of black phosphorus and red phosphorus in an inert environment;
purging the packing column with an inert gas;
setting a pressure regulator on the packing column to at least 1 bar;
heating the packing column to a preselected temperature, where the preselected temperature is at least the boiling point of the alkali metal alkoxy compound or alkali metal alkyl thiolate;
suspending the alkali metal alkoxy compound or alkali metal alkyl thiolate compound in the organic solvent;
flowing the organic solvent through the packing column;
flowing the alkali metal alkoxy compound or alkali metal alkyl thiolate compound in the organic solvent through the packing column; and
forming a compound containing the alkali metal and polyphosphide anions.

US Pat. No. 10,126,366

APPARATUS FOR IN-SITU NMR SPECTROSCOPY OF METAL-AIR AND METAL-FREE AIR BATTERIES

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. An apparatus for the in situ NMR monitoring of a battery comprising an anode and an air cathode during cycling of the cell, the apparatus comprising:a non-metallic anode container portion;
a non-metallic cathode container portion;non-metallic connecting structure for connecting the anode container portion and the cathode container portion to define an interior space for containing the battery with an anode of the battery adjacent the anode container portion and an air cathode of the battery adjacent the cathode container portion;non-metallic sealing structure for hermetically sealing the anode container portion and the cathode container portion, the sealing structure comprising a first sealing portion in the cathode container portion; and,the cathode container portion comprising an air chamber portion with an air inlet and an air outlet, the air chamber portion being adjacent to the air cathode such that air flowing from the air inlet to the air outlet will contact the air cathode, the cathode container portion comprising a second sealing portion for sealing the air chamber portion to the air cathode, the first and second sealing portions each forming seals when the cathode container portion is joined to the anode container portion.

US Pat. No. 10,048,244

DETERMINATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF REACTIVE AND NON-REACTIVE SULFUR IN PETROLEUM AND ITS FRACTIONS

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method to determine the content of sulfur in the form of non-reactive sulfur compounds and reactive sulfur compounds in whole petroleum samples by separating non-reactive sulfur compounds from reactive sulfur compounds in a petroleum composition, comprising the steps of:contacting the whole petroleum composition with a Ag-containing silica cation exchange media in an exchange column, the silica comprising surface hydroxyl groups and wherein Ag+ is ionically bonded to the surface hydroxyl groups;
contacting the petroleum composition and the Ag-containing cation exchange media with a non-reactive sulfur compound solvent capable of eluting the non-reactive sulfur compounds in the presence of the Ag-containing cation exchange media and incapable of eluting the reactive sulfur compounds in the presence of the Ag-containing cation exchange media at the conditions of the exchange, wherein:
the non-reactive sulfur compounds comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of:

the non-reactive sulfur compound solvent has Hansen solubility parameters of ?d=17-20; ?p=0-7.0; and ?h<7;
eluting from the exchange column, without backflushing, the non-reactive sulfur compounds from the media with the non-reactive sulfur compound solvent to provide a first fraction;
determining the amount of non-reactive sulfur compounds in the first fraction;
contacting the petroleum composition and the Ag-containing cation exchange media with a reactive sulfur compound solvent, the reactive sulfur compound solvent being a stronger silver complexing agent than the non-reactive sulfur compound solvent, and being capable of eluting the reactive sulfur compounds to provide a second fraction, wherein:
the reactive sulfur compounds comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of:
R1SH—Thiol (mercaptans)
R1SR2—Sulfides (including cyclic)
R1SSR2—Disulfides
where R1, R2 can be H, alkyl, cycloalky or aryl groups connecting to S-atom directly or through alkyl groups, and R1, R2 can further comprise heteroatoms (O,N,S), and diaryl sulfides are non-reactive sulfur compounds;
the reactive sulfur compound solvent having Hansen solubility parameters of ?d=15-20; ?p>7; and ?h>6;
eluting from the same exchange column, without backflushing, the reactive sulfur compounds from the media with the reactive sulfur compound solvent to provide a second fraction;and,determining the amount of reactive sulfur compounds in the second fraction.
US Pat. No. 10,022,426

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Florida State University ...

1. A method of treating a wound and/or tissue damage associated with an ischemic condition or disease, the method comprising improving blood flow, angiogenesis, and/or vascularization to the wound and/or tissue damage by triggering cell growth at a site of the wound and/or tissue damage of a patient in need thereof by administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) protein having a polypeptide sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 13.

US Pat. No. 10,300,470

WATER SOLUBLE HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS THAT ARE RECOVERABLE BY PHASE SELECTIVITY AND HOST-GUEST INTERACTIONS

Florida State University ...

1. A method comprising:separating a water soluble N-heterocyclic carbene homogeneous catalyst from a solution by:
(a) forming a host-guest compound between the catalyst and an inclusion compound in the solution; and
(b) isolating the host-guest compound from the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,294,213

CONTROLLING THE ARCHITECTURE, COORDINATION, AND REACTIVITY OF NANOPARTICLE COATING UTILIZING AN AMINO ACID CENTRAL SCAFFOLD

The Florida State Univers...

1. A Compound 4 having the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,253,203

ROUGH POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEX COATINGS AND METHODS OF FORMING

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1. A process for preparing an article, the process comprising:depositing a polyelectrolyte complex dope on a substrate, wherein the polyelectrolyte complex dope comprises an interpenetrating blend of a positively charged polyelectrolyte and a negatively charged polyelectrolyte, and a salt and has a thickness of at least 10 micrometers and further wherein the polyelectrolyte complex dope has a doping level between 0.70 and 0.999 and a viscosity of greater than 10 cP; and
rinsing the polyelectrolyte complex dope with an aqueous solution to remove the salt to an endpoint doping level of less than 0.5 and thereby form a polyelectrolyte complex coating having a surface roughness of at least 1 micrometer.

US Pat. No. 10,253,038

FUSICOCCANE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS

Florida State University ...

1. A method of forming a fusicoccane derivative formula (B)the method comprising:providing a tethered chromophore having a structure according to Formula (A)—

wherein R1, R2, R3, Y, and Z are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a monovalent C1-C20 hydrocarbyl, hydroxyl, and a protecting group, and X is —CH2— or oxygen; and
contacting the tethered chromophore with light comprising one or more wavelengths effective to initiate a photoinduced pericyclic reaction cascade to form a 5-8-5 carbotricycle.

US Pat. No. 10,273,442

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONCOMITANT EJECTION AND SUCTION OF PERFUSATE

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1. A method of identifying a region of interest and of concomitant ejection and suction of a perfusate within the region of interest without spillover of said perfusate to a juxtaposed anatomical region, comprising the steps of:submerging a tissue slice in a recording chamber containing artificial cerebrospinal fluid, the tissue slice having a region of interest and a juxtaposed anatomical region;
disposing an electrode on the tissue slice, such that the region of interest is determined by responses from neurons within the tissue slice;
providing a concomitant ejection and suction device comprising an inflow manifold, an outflow manifold, and a microfluidic application tip formed of an inflow tip of said inflow manifold and an outflow tip of said outflow manifold externally juxtaposed from and in a staggered relationship with each other, wherein said inflow manifold and said outflow manifold are coupled to each other via an elongate rigid support member to permit precise positioning of said microfluidic application tip;
coupling a proximal end of said inflow manifold to a cistern containing said perfusate to be delivered to said region of interest;
coupling a proximal end of said outflow manifold to a reservoir and an outflow control mechanism to control a rate of suction of said perfusate out of said region of interest and into said reservoir;
positioning said microfluidic application tip within said recording chamber and adjacent to said region of interest of said tissue slice;
discharging said perfusate into said region of interest through said inflow manifold; and
simultaneously suctioning said perfusate from said region of interest through said outflow manifold,
such that said microfluidic application tip both discharges and suctions said perfusate into and out of said region of interest nearly simultaneously while allowing said perfusate to effectuate a reaction within said region of interest, wherein as said inflow manifold discharges said perfusate into said region of interest, said outflow manifold nearly simultaneously suctions said perfusate out of said region of interest so that said perfusate cannot spillover into said juxtaposed anatomical region from said region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,262,090

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE REMAINING USEFUL LIFE OF AN INSULATION SYSTEM

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1. A method for simulation of an electrical tree representative of partial discharge events within an insulation system, the method comprising:representing a potential electrical tree within an insulation system, the potential electrical tree comprising a plurality of charged spheres and a plurality of potential tree links between any two of the plurality of charged spheres;
applying a voltage to the insulation system at a tree inception point;
calculating an incremental damage energy across each of the plurality of potential tree links resulting from the application of the voltage to the insulation system;
accumulating the incremental damage energy across each of the plurality of potential tree links;
identifying a potential tree link of the plurality of potential tree links as a failed tree link if the accumulated incremental damage energy exceeds a critical damage energy level; and
adding the failed tree link to the tree inception point to simulate the electrical tree.

US Pat. No. 10,263,456

INTEGRATED THREE-PORT BIDIRECTIONAL DC-DC CONVERTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

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1. An integrated three-port bidirectional DC-DC converter comprising:a dual active bridge (DAB) converter having a phase-shift angle control;
a bidirectional DC bus port coupled to a high voltage side of the DAB converter;
a bidirectional DC-link port coupled to a low voltage side of the DAB converter;
a bidirectional current source port coupled to the low voltage side of the DAB converter;
a boost converter having a duty cycle control coupled between the bidirectional DC-link port and the bidirectional current source port; and
a power flow controller coupled to the bidirectional current source port, the bidirectional DC-link port and the bidirectional DC bus port, wherein the power flow controller further comprises a state of charge (SOC) controller coupled to the bidirectional DC-link port of the DAB converter and a maximum port point tracking (MPPT) controller coupled to the bidirectional current source port of the DAB converter.

US Pat. No. 10,128,409

ALL-INORGANIC PEROVSKITE-BASED FILMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

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1. A method of making a film comprising an all-inorganic perovskite, the method comprising:providing a precursor formulation comprising an all-inorganic perovskite, a polymer, and a liquid, wherein the weight ratio of the polymer to the all-inorganic perovskite in the precursor formulation is about 0.02:1 to about 0.5:1; and
casting the precursor formulation to form a film comprising the all-inorganic perovskite.

US Pat. No. 10,252,475

METHODS FOR ALIGNING FIBERS WITH AN ELECTRICAL FIELD AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS

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1. A method of aligning fibers, the method comprising:providing one or more fibers of a dielectric material disposed in a non-solvent liquid, wherein the one or more fibers are completely submerged in the non-solvent liquid; and
exposing the one or more fibers to an electric field for a time sufficient to at least substantially align at least a portion of the one or more fibers in the non-solvent liquid;
wherein the non-solvent liquid comprises a polymer precursor, the one or more fibers are present in the non-solvent liquid in an amount of about 1 to about 20 weight percent, based on the combined weight of the one or more fibers and the non-solvent liquid, and the one or more fibers comprise macroscale fibers, microscale fibers, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,230,049

POLYMER-PEROVSKITE FILMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

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1. A method of forming a polymer-perovskite film, the method comprising:providing a precursor mixture comprising a polymer precursor, a perovskite precursor, and at least one liquid;
spin casting the precursor mixture to form a film; and
annealing the film to convert the polymer precursor to a polymer, and the perovskite precursor to a perovskite crystal, wherein the perovskite crystal comprises a methylammonium lead chloride crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,214,455

CERAMIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND METHODS

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1. A method of forming a composite material, the method comprising:providing a carbon nanoscale fiber network which comprises a plurality of substantially aligned carbon nanoscale fibers;
infiltrating the carbon nanoscale fiber network with a first amount of a liquid ceramic precursor;
curing the first amount of the liquid ceramic precursor to form a cured ceramic precursor; and
pyrolyzing the cured ceramic precursor to form the composite material;
wherein the composite material comprises the carbon nanoscale fibers at a volume fraction of at least 35%.
US Pat. No. 10,308,748

LIGNIN-CONTAINING POLYMERS

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1. A polymer material comprising:a first compound including a first lignin-based core with a first plurality of polymers attached to the first lignin-based core; and
a second compound including a second lignin-based core with a second plurality of polymers attached to the second lignin-based core;
wherein the first and second plurality of polymers interact and hold the first and second compounds together to form a monolithic product including the first compound and second compound;
wherein the monolithic product includes a Diels-Alder adduct that holds the first and second compounds together.
US Pat. No. 10,307,387

D-SERINE TREATMENT FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS THAT CAUSE SEIZURES

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1. A method of treating epilepsy comprising artificially administering a composition comprising D-serine to an epileptic patient in an amount effective to inhibit the occurrence of epileptic seizures by selectively contacting a region of the patient's brain with the composition, the region being pre-identified as having cells expressing GluN3 subunit-containing triheteromeric NMDARs.
US Pat. No. 10,272,080

SELECTIVE DOPAMINE D4 RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR TREATMENT OF WORKING MEMORY DEFICITS

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1. A method comprising: administering to a subject previously identified as having a working memory deficit a composition that comprises a therapeutically effective amount of one or more respective selective dopamine D4 receptor agonists and/or pharmaceutically acceptable analogs, salts or hydrates of the respective one or more selective dopamine D4 receptor agonists to the subject to improve the working memory in the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,245,271

TREATMENT OF IMPAIRED COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY WITH TRKB RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

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1. A method of treating impaired cognitive flexibility, the method comprising administering to a subject having impaired cognitive flexibility a therapeutically effective amount of a selective tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) receptor antagonist compound, the therapeutically effective amount being sufficient to improve cognitive flexibility in the subject;wherein the selective TrkB receptor antagonist compound does not inhibit tyrosine kinase A (TrkA) or tyrosine kinase C (TrkC) receptors;
wherein the subject is identified as having at least one of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and Asperger's syndrome; and
wherein the TrkB receptor antagonist compound is at least one compound selected from (a) ANA-12, (b) an ANA-12 based compound, and (c) a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of compound (a) or (b), wherein ANA-12 comprises the formula