US Pat. No. 9,112,432

PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A piezoelectric generator comprising:
a first electrode;
a first insulation layer disposed on the first electrode;
a piezoelectric structure disposed on the first insulation layer and including a material generating piezoelectric potential
at both ends of the piezoelectric structure by deformation;

a second insulation layer disposed on the piezoelectric structure; and
a second electrode disposed on the second insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,046,931

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTATION OF INPUT/OUTPUT INTERFACE IN VIRTUALIZATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus in a host device to adapt an input/output interface of the host device with an input/output interface of a
guest device, the apparatus comprising:
a host processor comprising capability adaptors and configured to select a capability adaptor from among the capability adaptors
to adapt a capability of the input/output unit in the guest device to the capability of an input/output unit of the host device
desired by the guest device.

US Pat. No. 9,251,032

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a procedure comprising:
retrieving data from a storage unit which indicates processing periods of processes executed by a target apparatus during
a plurality of time windows constituting an analysis period;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total processing time for each time window by adding up processing times spent
for execution of the processes in said each time window;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total progress quantity for each time window by adding up progress quantities
of the processes executed in said each time window, the progress quantity of a process executed in a time window being calculated
as a ratio of a portion of the process that is executed in the time window to the entire process invoked in response to a
processing request therefor, the ratio being weighted according to a processing time, in low workload conditions, of a process
category to which the executed process belongs;

determining, based on the total processing time and total progress quantity of each time window, a threshold of the total
processing times at which a ratio of an increase of the total progress quantity to an increase of the total processing time
is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value;

detecting time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold;
calculating a ratio of the time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold to a whole
set of the time windows;

determining that a maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, when the calculated
ratio is equal to or greater than a predetermined value; and

upon determining that the maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, scaling
out with additional servers before the target apparatus falls into full saturation of performance.

US Pat. No. 9,368,710

TRANSPARENT FLEXIBLE NANOGENERATOR AS SELF-POWERED SENSOR FOR TRANSPORTATION MONITORING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A traffic sensor, comprising:
(a) a flexible substrate having a top surface;
(b) a piezoelectric structure, that includes a dense plurality of vertically-aligned piezoelectric elongated nanostructures,
extending from the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric structure having a top end;

(c) an insulating layer infused into a portion of the piezoelectric structure at the top end of the piezoelectric structure;
(d) a first electrode layer disposed below the flexible substrate;
(e) a second electrode layer disposed on top of the insulating layer so that the insulating layer electrically isolates the
second electrode layer from the top end of the piezoelectric structure; and

(f) a packaging layer disposed around the substrate, the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric structure, the insulating
layer and the second electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,373,838

ELECTRODES, LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A porous composite comprising:
a plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites, wherein each of the plurality of nanocomposites comprises:
a dendritic particle comprising a three-dimensional, randomly-ordered assembly of nanoparticles of an electrically conducting
material, and

a plurality of discrete non-porous nanoparticles of a non-carbon Group 4A element or mixture thereof disposed on a surface
of the dendritic particle;

wherein each nanocomposite of the plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites has at least a portion of the dendritic particle
in electrical communication with at least a portion of a dendritic particle of an adjacent nanocomposite in the plurality
of agglomerated nanocomposites, and

wherein the porous composite comprises a total pore volume within the porous composite that has a range of 3 to 20 times the
volume occupied by all of the non-carbon Group 4A element nanoparticles in the porous composite.

US Pat. No. 9,203,030

RECYCLABLE ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS ON SUBSTRATES COMPRISING CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS (CNC)

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A recyclable organic solar cell comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a photoactive layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
an interlayer comprising a Lewis basic oligomer or polymer disposed between the photoactive layer and at least a portion of
the first electrode or the second electrode; and

a substrate comprising cellulose nanocrystals disposed adjacent to the first electrode or the second electrode;
wherein one or more of the first electrode, the second electrode, the photoactive layer, the interlayer, and the substrate
of the organic solar cell comprise recyclable material.

US Pat. No. 9,364,426

METHOD OF MAKING COATED MICROSTRUCTURES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for coating at least one microneedle comprising:
providing a coating liquid disposed in one or more reservoirs, the coating liquid comprising at least one drug;
providing a physical mask having one or more apertures extending therethrough, each aperture having cross-section dimensions
larger than the at least one microneedle to be coated;

aligning the at least one microneedle with at least one of the one or more apertures;
inserting the at least one microneedle through the aligned aperture and into the coating liquid, thereby coating at least
a portion of the microneedle; and

removing the coated microneedle from the coating liquid and from the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,225,732

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FINGERPRINTING PHYSICAL DEVICES AND DEVICE TYPES BASED ON NETWORK TRAFFIC

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method comprising:
capturing, at a listening node in communication with a network, network traffic originating from a first device in communication
with the network and routed to a destination node in communication with the network;

measuring, independent of network traffic type, protocol or packet payload, one or more traffic properties of the captured
network traffic;

generating a feature vector based on at least a portion of the one or more measured traffic properties;
analyzing one or more statistical properties of the feature vector; and
generating a first device signature based on the analyzed one or more statistical properties, wherein the first device signature
comprises encoded information about a hardware and software architecture of the first device;

comparing the first device signature with one or more known signatures; and
determining, based on the comparing, and without prior knowledge of the network traffic type, protocol or packet payload,
a type of the first device and an identity of the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,436,265

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND LOAD CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to be capable of switching a performance level to one of a plurality of performance levels
with different power consumption; and

a storage unit configured to store a program for controlling the performance level of the at least one processor, wherein
the at least one processor executing the program performs a procedure including:
detecting times when the performance level of the processor was increased from a first level to a second level, the first
level being lower than a threshold, the second level being equal to or greater than the threshold;

calculating an average time period between the detected times; and
changing, according to the calculated average time period, a determination interval for determining whether to switch the
performance level of the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,346,011

HOLLOW FIBER CARBON MOLECULAR SIEVE MEMBRANE AND PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process for separating an olefin from a gaseous mixture comprising the olefin admixed with its corresponding paraffin,
the process comprising
flowing the gaseous mixture through a hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve, wherein the gaseous mixture is comprised of a first
and second olefin, the first olefin having one less carbon than the second olefin, and their corresponding first and second
paraffin and the hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve has a second olefin/first paraffin selectivity of at least 2.6 whereby
the first and second olefin preferentially pass through the hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve forming a permeate gas and
the first and second paraffin are preferentially retained forming a retentate gas, and

separating the retentate gas and permeate gas.

US Pat. No. 9,132,997

CRANE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. In a crane system comprising a crane trolley and a supporting device for carrying a payload, an improved crane control
system useful for simplifying the crane system operation and in maintaining a safe distance between the payload and a desired
location of safety, wherein a locator device is used for manipulating at least one of the position and speed of the supporting
device, the crane control system also useful in dampening payload oscillations when the crane trolley is accelerated or decelerated,
the improved crane control system comprising:
a real-time position-location module generating a position signal indicative of a vector between an element of the crane system
and the desired location;

an on-off controller module mapping the position signal to a velocity command signal, wherein the velocity command signal
comprises instructions for the crane trolley to move the supporting device in a vector relative to the desired location in
at least a first velocity only if a magnitude of the vector between the element of the crane system and the desired location
is greater than a cut-off threshold, wherein the at least a first velocity is substantially constant; and

an input shaper module manipulating the velocity command signal mapped by the on-off controller module to dampen payload oscillations
when the crane trolley is accelerated or decelerated.

US Pat. No. 9,048,654

REDUCTION OF INRUSH CURRENT DUE TO VOLTAGE SAGS BY IMPEDANCE REMOVAL TIMING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for the reduction of inrush current to an electrical load due to voltage sags on an input power AC voltage, comprising
the steps of:
providing a current limiting circuit comprising an selectively removable impedance coupled between the input power AC voltage
and the load,

providing a sag detector coupled to receive the input power AC voltage, the sag detector operative to provide a signal corresponding
to (i) a beginning of a sag, and (ii) an en of a sag in the input power AC voltage during steady state operation of the load;

providing an impedance removal timing circuit coupled to receive the input power AC voltage and a load voltage as measured
across the load, the impedance removal timing circuit operative to provide an impedance removal signal in response to detection
that the input power AC voltage is less than the load voltage;

applying the input power AC voltage to the load through the current limiting circuit,
detecting a sag in the input power AC voltage during steady-state operation of the electrical load;
in response to the signal from the sag detector indicating a beginning of a sag, actuating the current limiting circuit to
add the impedance between the input power AC voltage and the load;

detecting the end of a sag with the sag detector;
subsequent to the signal from the sag detector indicating an end of a sag, receiving the impedance removal signal from the
impedance removal timing circuit; and

in response to the impedance removal signal, reconnecting the input power AC voltage to the load through the current limiting
circuit at any point on the power voltage cycle of the input AC power voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,050,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE HEART VALVE PROCEDURES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An apparatus for implantation of an annuloplasty implant into the heart of a patient, the apparatus comprising:
a unitary tube comprising a distal end, a proximal tube portion, a distal tube portion and a transition region disposed there
between, the unitary tube further comprising an exterior surface defining an outside diameter, an interior surface defining
an inside diameter of the unitary tube;

a guide assembly controller; and
an annuloplasty implant guide assembly comprising:
a suturing sub-assembly system configured to deploy a plurality of suture hooks that connect the annuloplasty implant to tissue
within the heart, and

an external clamping assembly configured to resize a valve annulus by applying an external pressure to an external circumference
of an annular region of the heart of the patient, wherein the external clamping assembly comprises at least one of:

a top clamp plate comprising a piston assembly configured to reduce spacing between the top clamp plate and a bottom clamp
plate, the bottom clamp plate comprising a plurality of subassemblies configured to position the bottom clamp plate to walls
of the heart below the valve annulus, the plurality of subassemblies being configured to extend from the bottom clamp plate
by pressure in the piston assembly, and

an external trocar that surrounds the mitral annular orifice and temporarily reduces it in size to enable internal deployment
of a ring of a smaller size than the annulus;

wherein the annuloplasty implant guide assembly is attached to the distal end of the unitary tube; and
wherein the proximal tube portion includes the guide assembly controller being operatively connected to the annuloplasty implant
guide assembly by a control mechanism that extends from the guide assembly controller through the interior of the unitary
tube to the annuloplasty implant guide assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,312,046

COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH MAGNETICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOPARTICLES HAVING ENHANCED ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

South Dakota Board of Reg...

1. A magnetically aligned carbon nanoparticle composite composition comprising:
carbon nanoparticles, a host material, magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and a surfactant, wherein said magnetically sensitive
nanoparticles are present in the composition from about 1 wt. % to about 15 wt. %, wherein said surfactant attaches to the
carbon nanoparticles thereby connecting the carbon nanoparticle with the magnetically sensitive nanoparticles by electrostatic
attraction; wherein said composition is magnetically aligned and, once magnetically aligned, has increased electrical conductivity
of at least three orders of magnitude, in at least one direction, relative to a composite having the same composition without
magnetic alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,189,272

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXECUTION OF JOBS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus coupled to a server, the apparatus comprising a processor configured to perform a procedure
including:
classifying jobs to be executed by the server into a plurality of groups, the groups being ranked in ascending order of workload
that the groups of jobs impose on the server;

counting a number of ongoing jobs that are currently executed on the server and belong to a specified number of top-ranked
groups; and

designating pending jobs that belong to other groups than the specified number of top-ranked groups and suspending submission
of processing requests of the designated pending jobs to the server, when the number of ongoing jobs is greater than or equal
to a threshold and when there are one or more pending jobs that belong to the specified number of top-ranked groups.

US Pat. No. 9,290,756

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT NETWORK ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND CELLULAR ANALYSIS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An electrophysiology culture plate, comprising:
a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface comprising printed circuit board (PCB), the substrate defining a plurality
of open ports in the PCB, each port extending from the upper surface to the lower surface of the substrate;

a plurality of light transmissive optical plates, each optical plate being coupled to the substrate in registration with a
respective port to define a substantially transparent region for the respective port;

a plurality of microelectrodes, wherein each microelectrode is mounted on a top surface of a respective optical plate in the
substantially transparent region;

a plurality of conductive traces, each conductive trace extending from a respective microelectrode mounted on the top surface
of the optical plate to an electrical contact exposed on the lower surface of the substrate, wherein the electrical contact
is configured to interface with external electronics, and wherein the substrate defines a plurality of vias to operatively
receive the plurality of conductive traces;

a plurality of culture wells, wherein each culture well defines an interior cavity and an at least partially open bottom surface,
and wherein each culture well is mounted thereto the top surface of a respective optical plate,

wherein at least one respective microelectrode of the plurality of microelectrodes underlies the at least partially open bottom
surface of a respective culture well and is in communication with the interior cavity of the respective culture well of the
plurality of culture wells.

US Pat. No. 9,297,118

SUPERAMPHIPHOBIC PAPER

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of making a paper that is phobic at least to a first liquid, comprising the steps of:
(a) refining a fibrous pulp in water to generate fibrils of an average diameter;
(b) draining the water from the fibrils through a mesh;
(c) adding a less polar than water liquid to the fibrils and suspending the fibrils therein so as to inhibit agglomeration
between the fibrils;

(d) draining the less polar than water liquid and any remaining water from the fibrils;
(e) pressing and drying the fibrils so as to form the paper in which the fibrils have an average spacing;
(f) removing amorphous phase cellulose from the paper; and
(g) depositing a predetermined compound onto a selected surface of the paper, wherein the average diameter and average spacing
are chosen so that the paper is phobic to the first liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,076,768

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING LOW WORK FUNCTION ELECTRODES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method for reducing a work function of an electrode, the method comprising:
applying, to at least a portion of a conductive polymer electrode, a solution comprising a Lewis basic oligomer or polymer;
and

based at least in part on applying the solution, forming an ultra-thin layer on a surface of the electrode, wherein the ultra-thin
layer reduces the work function associated with the electrode by greater than 1.0 eV, and wherein forming the ultra-thin layer
comprises forming, on the electrode, an insulating layer having a thickness less than 50 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,248,273

3D MICROELECTRODE DEVICE FOR LIVE TISSUE APPLICATIONS

Axion Biosystems, Inc., ...

1. An implantable device comprising:
a flexible substrate configured to provide three-dimensional conformance with a live organ, muscle, or tissue susceptible
to movement;

at least one track embedded in the flexible substrate for conducting an electrical signal, the track comprising conductive
poly-dimethyl siloxane (cPDMS) material; and

at least one microelectrode comprising a base portion, a longitudinal portion, and an insertable tip, the base portion having
a shape configured for anchoring the base portion in the cPDMS material, and the insertable tip having a leading portion configured
for penetrating an outer surface of the organ, muscle, or tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,152,043

NEGATIVE TONE MOLECULAR GLASS RESISTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A negative tone molecular glass-based resist, comprising:
a molecular glass, comprising:
a molecular glass core, wherein the molecular glass core is not a polymer chain; and
a functional group bound to the molecular glass core and configured to provide a decrease in solubility of the molecular glass;
and

an initiating component configured to produce a reactive species upon exposure to radiation, wherein the reactive species
facilitates the decrease in solubility of the molecular glass

wherein the initiating component comprises a portion of the molecular glass.

US Pat. No. 9,180,000

DEVICE FOR TISSUE REPAIR

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A biocompatible device in the form of an elongated body comprising a flexible median part between two end parts showing
a different tensile stiffness from that of the median part, said body having a fibrous structure formed from biocompatible
hydrogel forming fibers, said hydrogel forming fibers forming the body of the device, wherein the body is partly or totally
coated or entrapped in a hydrogel matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,353,940

COMBUSTOR SYSTEMS AND COMBUSTION BURNERS FOR COMBUSTING A FUEL

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A combustor system, comprising:
a combustor having a first end, a second end, an outer shell, an inner shell, a secondary inner shell, and an annular volume
formed between the outer shell and the inner shell extending from the first end to the second end;

a carbon dioxide inlet configured to introduce carbon dioxide to the combustor;
an oxygen inlet configured to introduce oxygen to the combustor;
a first mixing zone disposed within the combustor and configured to mix a first portion of any carbon dioxide introduced through
the carbon dioxide inlet with at least a portion of any oxygen introduced through the oxygen inlet to produce a first mixture
within the first mixing zone comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide, wherein:

the first portion of any carbon dioxide introduced through the carbon dioxide inlet flows through the annular volume of the
combustor toward the first end of the combustor from the second end of the combustor,

the oxygen inlet is positioned in the annular volume and configured to promote mixing of the first portion of any carbon dioxide
introduced through the carbon dioxide inlet and the oxygen introduced through the oxygen inlet, and

the secondary inner shell is configured to prevent introduction of the oxygen introduced through the oxygen inlet through
the inner shell;

a fuel inlet configured to introduce a fuel into the first end of the combustor;
a second mixing zone disposed within the combustor and configured to mix the first mixture and the fuel to produce a second
mixture within the second mixing zone comprising oxygen, carbon dioxide, and fuel; and

a combustion zone configured to combust the second mixture to produce a combustion product, wherein a second portion of any
carbon dioxide introduced through the carbon dioxide inlet flows through one or more apertures disposed through the inner
shell and mixes with and cools the combustion product.

US Pat. No. 9,245,722

SMS PROBE AND SEM IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method, comprising:
imaging an object in a system to produce an object image;
positioning an SMS probe and the object relative to one another at a first position using the object image;
extracting a sample in the first position using the SMS probe,
wherein the sample includes one or more components;
and ionizing one or more of the components,
wherein imaging is conducted using a scanning electron microscopy system;
the method further comprising: forming a pool of a liquid on the object;
wherein positioning includes positioning the SMS probe and the pool relative to one another,
and wherein extracting includes extracting the sample from: the pool around the object, the surface of the object, within
the object, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,139,565

HISTONE DEACETYLASE (HDAC) INHIBITORS TARGETING PROSTATE TUMORS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein:
AR is an aryl group or covalent bond;
B? is absent or consists of a C1-6 group, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms, wherein the carbon atoms and/or heteroatoms are in a linear arrangement;

A is a linking group connected to AR, wherein A is selected from the group consisting of:

B is C1-C11 linear alkyl optionally containing one or more double or triple bonds and/or —CH3 and/or CH2CH3 branching;

ZBG is selected from the group consisting of

R1 and R2 are independently selected from of hydrogen or C1 to C8 alkyl or together form a group comprising 3-8 carbon atoms that is selected from cycloalkyl or substituted cycloalkyl;

R3 is H or a salt counter ion;

R4 is acyl or alkyl;

R5 is alkyl; and

R6 and R7 are independently H or alkyl;

W is selected from the group consisting of O and S;
X is selected from the group consisting of cyano and nitro;
Y is selected from the group consisting of trifluoromethyl and iodo;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,295,553

ANNULOPLASTY RINGS AND METHODS FOR HEART VALVE REPAIR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A tricuspid annuloplasty ring configured for implantation in a tricuspid valve annulus having an anterior annulus section,
a septal annulus section and a posterior annulus section, the annuloplasty ring comprising:
a triangular shaped continuous body having an anterior segment, a septal segment and a posterior segment, wherein each of
the anterior, septal and posterior segments are geometrically shaped to conform to the anatomic shape of the anterior, septal
and posterior sections of tricuspid valve annulus, wherein at least one of the anterior segment, the septal segment, and the
posterior segment comprises a plurality of sub-segments, wherein a one of the plurality of sub-segments is detachable to create
a triangular shaped discontinuous body to facilitate implantation, the triangular shaped continuous body having a first connection
between the anterior segment and the septal segment, a second connection between the septal segment and the posterior segment,
and a third connection between the anterior segment and the posterior segment, triangular shaped continuous body being flexible
at at least one of the first connection, the second connection, and the third connection and rigid elsewhere,

wherein the ring further comprises an adjustment device attached to the ring, wherein the adjustment device comprises:
a gearbox; and
at least one flexible wire, wherein the at least one flexible wire connects the gearbox to the at least one of the flexible
connections.

US Pat. No. 9,220,682

NANOCARRIER THERAPY FOR TREATING INVASIVE TUMORS

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A composition for treating tumors in a patient, comprising unilamellar liposomes, of a size of less than 200 nanometers
as assessed by dynamic light scattering and containing a therapeutic amount of imipramine blue, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable
salt thereof, in a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier for intraveneous administration,
wherein the liposomes comprise cholesterol and chemically pure phospholipids that are essentially neutral and contain saturated
fatty acids of between 16 and 18 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,129,106

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE IN-VM MONITORING

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A security system comprising:
a virtual machine;
a kernel executing inside the virtual machine;
a virtual memory inside the virtual machine comprising a plurality of standard virtual address spaces and a hidden virtual
address space, wherein the standard virtual address spaces are directly accessible by the kernel, and wherein the hidden virtual
address space is hidden from the kernel;

a hypervisor at a higher privilege level than the virtual machine;
a processor having a control register and being configured to execute program code, wherein the processor transitions from
the standard virtual address spaces to the hidden virtual address space exclusively through an entry gate, and wherein the
processor transitions from the hidden virtual address space to the standard virtual address spaces exclusively through an
exit gate;

a page table base target list comprising a list of target physical addresses including a first physical address of the hidden
address space and a second physical address of a current process in the standard address spaces, wherein a modification of
a control register to one of the target physical addresses is performed absent a call to the hypervisor, and wherein modification
of the control register to a value outside the target list requires a call to the hypervisor;

the entry gate comprising program code for modifying the control register to point to the first physical address of the hidden
address space; and

the exit gate comprising program code for modifying the control register to point to the second physical address of the current
process.

US Pat. No. 9,058,028

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARAMETER DEPENDENT RICCATI EQUATION APPROACHES TO ADAPTIVE CONTROL

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An adaptive control system for controlling a plant, the adaptive control system comprising:
a state observer configured to receive a sensed quantity from the plant, the state observer further configured to output a
state estimate based at least in part on the sensed quantity; and

a controller configured to receive the state estimate and employ the state estimate in an adaptive control law to calculate
an adaptive control, the adaptive control law based at least in part on a weight estimate, the controller further configured
to produce a control command that is an input to the plant;

wherein at least a component of the control command is the adaptive control; and
wherein the weight estimate is based at least in part on a parameter of a parameter dependent Riccati equation, the value
of the parameter being selectable, and the parameter dependent Riccati equation having a positive definite solution for the
selected value of the parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,233,339

IONIC LIQUID-FUNCTIONALIZED MESOPOROUS SORBENTS AND THEIR USE IN THE CAPTURE OF POLLUTING GASES

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A composite structure for capturing a gaseous electrophilic species, the composite structure comprising refractory hollow
fibers with an internal diameter of up to 1000 microns having incorporated therein mesoporous refractory sorbent particles
on which an ionic liquid is covalently attached, provided that said refractory hollow fibers containing the mesoporous refractory
sorbent particles also contain a bore space that extends through the length of each of said refractory hollow fibers and is
surrounded by said mesoporous refactory sorbent particles, wherein said ionic liquid includes an accessible functional group
that is capable of binding to said gaseous electrophilic species.

US Pat. No. 9,133,177

AMBIPOLAR SMALL MOLECULE HOSTS FOR PHOSPHORESCENT GUEST EMITTERS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A compound comprising an optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl group bonded to a 1,3,4-oxadiazole group, the compound
having the formula:
wherein
a) Ar is a C5-C20 aryl or heteroaryl group optionally comprising one to five substituent groups independently selected from the group consisting
of hydrogen, hydroxyl, fluorine, cyano, a C1-C20 alkyl, perfluoroalkyl, alkoxide, and perfluoroalkoxide groups; and

b) at least two of the R1, R2 and R3 groups is an optionally substituted carbazole group having the structure


wherein R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, cyano, and a C1-C6 organic group selected from alkyls, perfluoroalkyls, alkoxides, and perfluoroalkoxides, and the remaining R1, R2 or R3 groups are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, cyano, or a C1-C20 alkyl, perfluoroalkyl, alkoxide, and perfluoroalkoxide groups; or

one of the R1, R2, and R3 groups is an optionally substituted carbazole group having the structure


wherein R5, R5?, R6 and R6? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, cyano, and a C1-C6 organic group selected from the group consisting of alkyls, perfluoroalkyls, alkoxides, and perfluoroalkoxides, and the remaining
R1, R2, or R3 groups are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, cyano, and a C1-C6 organic group selected from the group consisting of alkyls, perfluoroalkyls, alkoxides, and perfluoroalkoxides.

US Pat. No. 9,114,281

ACTIVE AC SNUBBER FOR DIRECT AC/AC POWER CONVERTERS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A system for preventing voltage transients in an alternating current (AC) AC-AC converter comprising an inductor, comprising:
a diode; and
a AC source circuit having an output, the output of the AC source circuit having a first terminal and a second terminal, the
first terminal of the AC source circuit coupled to an anode of the diode;

wherein the diode and the AC source circuit provide a current path for a current flowing through the inductor of the AC-AC
converter if an operational current path of the AC-AC converter is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 9,047,781

SAFETY ZONE DETECTION, ENFORCEMENT AND ALARM SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A system for alerting a user in a safety zone adjacent a stationary vehicle, the system comprising:
one or more sensors configured to generate a sensor signal in response to a detected location and/or trajectory of a moving
vehicle in an encroachment zone and/or the safety zone, wherein the encroachment zone is a region adjacent the safety zone
in which vehicles are at risk of entering the safety zone;

a control unit configured to receive the signal from the one or more sensors and to determine, responsive to the sensor signals,
a likelihood of the moving vehicle entering the safety zone, wherein the control unit is further configured to generate a
trigger signal if the likelihood of the moving vehicle entering the safety zone is greater than a predetermined threshold;
and

an alarm unit configured to receive the trigger signal from the control unit and to automatically trigger an alarm protocol
when the trigger signal is received to alert the user in the safety zone, wherein the sensors comprise at least two spaced-apart
optical sensors, and the sensor signals comprise a velocity of the moving vehicle based on a time that the vehicle is detected
by each of the two spaced-apart optical sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,279,824

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE ACCELEROMETERS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of measuring motion using an electromechanical resonator having a resonant frequency and an electrical spring
constant, the electromechanical resonator comprising a resonator element, the method comprising:
driving the resonator element to vibrate along a first axis in a bulk acoustic resonance mode at a resonant frequency, the
resonator element suspended by a suspension member configured to vibrate in a flexural mode; and

measuring motion along the first axis based on a change in the electrical spring constant of the electromechanical resonator.

US Pat. No. 9,250,275

DETECTING ACTUATION OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES USING ELECTRICAL NOISE OVER A POWER LINE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An apparatus configured to detect a change in an electrical state of one or more electrical devices, the one or more electrical
devices are coupled to an electrical power infrastructure of a structure and generate electrical noise on the electrical power
infrastructure, the apparatus comprises:
a processing module configured to run on a computer processor; and
a sensing device configured to be removably coupled to an electrical outlet, the sensing device comprising:
a data acquisition receiver configured to receive the electrical noise via the electrical outlet when the sensing device is
coupled to the electrical outlet, and further configured to convert the electrical noise into one or more first data signals,
wherein:

the electrical outlet is electrically coupled to the electrical power infrastructure;
the sensing device is further configured to provide the one or more first data signals to the processing module; and
the processing module is further configured to determine electrical power consumed by the one or more electrical devices at
least in part by using the one or more first data signals.

US Pat. No. 9,355,309

GENERATION OF MEDICAL IMAGE SERIES INCLUDING A PATIENT PHOTOGRAPH

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating an image series, comprising:
receiving at least one medical image of a patient acquired by a medical imaging device and recorded onto a recording device;
receiving identification information associated with the at least one medical image when acquisition of the at least one medical
image is detected by an image-activated circuitry,
the identification information including an acquisition time of the at least one medical image and an identifier for the recording
device;
receiving at least one patient image of the patient acquired by a camera and identification information associated with the
at least one patient image when the acquisition of the at least one medical image is detected, the identification information
including an acquisition time of the patient image and the identifier for the recording device;

associating the at least one patient image and the at least one medical image based on the identification information; and
generating an image series that includes the at least one patient image and the at least one medical image.

US Pat. No. 9,279,891

TRANSPARENT GLASS SCINTILLATORS, METHODS OF MAKING SAME AND DEVICES USING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A transparent glass composite comprising a glass body and a plurality of nanoparticles distributed within the glass body;
wherein an initial composition used to prepare the glass composite comprises a matrix metal compound and a dopant metal compound,
the combination of the matrix metal compound and the dopant metal compound is at least 10 mol % of the initial composition,
and the dopant metal compound is at least about 1.5 mol % of the initial composition.

US Pat. No. 9,272,923

SHAPED METAL-CONTAINING COMPONENTS AND REACTION BASED METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of manufacturing of a shaped metal-containing component, the method comprising:
reacting a metal oxyhalide fluid with a shaped template to form a shaped metal-containing component, wherein no reducing agent
other than the shaped template is used to facilitate the reaction.

US Pat. No. 9,211,504

STABILIZATION OF POROUS MORPHOLOGIES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CARBON MOLECULAR SIEVE HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A process for forming a carbon membrane using precursor pre-treatment comprising:
providing a polymer precursor;
pre-treating at least a portion of the polymer precursor with an agent that is capable of reducing substructure collapse;
and

subjecting the pre-treated polymer precursor to pyrolysis;
wherein the step of pre-treating at least a portion of the polymer precursor provides at least a 300% increase in the CO2 permeance of the carbon membrane in contrast to the carbon membrane without precursor pre-treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,071,048

VOLTAGE SURGE AND OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION BY DISTRIBUTED CLAMPING DEVICE DISSIPATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

21. An apparatus for protecting an electrical load from transient voltage surges and overvoltages when connected to an input
power voltage, comprising:
at least one first voltage clamping device connected to the input power voltage configured to clamp the voltage of the input
power voltage to a first predetermined clamping level;

at least one second voltage clamping device connected to the electrical load configured to clamp the voltage applied to the
electrical load to a second predetermined clamping level lower than said first predetermined clamping level, in parallel arrangement
with said first clamping device;

a voltage detector circuit that provides a control signal representing tle input power voltage;
a processor circuit operative to provide a switching signal in response to a determination that the control signal from the
voltage detector circuit indicates that the input power voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold for a predetermined duration
of time;

a switch responsive to the switching signal from the processor circuit to switch between (i) a first state in which the input
power voltage is directly coupled to the electrical load and first clamping device and (ii) a second state in which the direct
coupling is opened and a shunt resistance is connected in parallel with the load and the second clamping device.

US Pat. No. 9,397,758

GRAPHENE-BASED PLASMONIC NANO-TRANSCEIVER EMPLOYING HEMT FOR TERAHERTZ BAND COMMUNICATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A communication element, comprising:
(a) a high electron mobility transistor including a gate layer, including:
(i) a source region;
(ii) a drain region; and
(iii) a channel region disposed between the source region and the drain region, the channel region including a first material,
the gate layer being disposed on the channel region, the gate layer including a second material that forms a heterojunction
with the first material, which induces a two dimensional electron gas in the channel region;

(b) a graphene layer disposed on the gate layer; and
(c) a plasmonic antenna coupled to the graphene layer, wherein the communication element is configured as a transmitter that
is responsive to a transmitted electrical signal applied between the source region and the drain region, wherein the plasmonic
antenna is configured to generate an electromagnetic signal corresponding to the transmitted electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,118,052

INTEGRATED NATURAL GAS POWERED SOFC SYSTEMS

Philips 66 Company, Hous...

1. A dual stack-type electric current generating system, comprising:
a) a first stack-type solid oxide fuel cell having a first anode, a first cathode, a first solid electrolyte, and a first
exhaust outlet; wherein the first cathode, the first anode and the first solid electrolyte are YSZ based, wherein a first
fuel is supplied to the first stack-type solid oxide fuel cell through a first fuel inlet, and wherein the first stack-type
solid oxide fuel cell is an oxygen ionic type solid oxide fuel cell;

b) a second stack-type solid oxide fuel cell having a second anode, a second cathode, a second solid electrolyte, and a second
fuel inlet; wherein the second cathode, the second anode and the second solid electrolyte are BZCYYb based and wherein the
second stack-type solid oxide fuel cell is a proton type solid oxide fuel cell;

c) wherein the second stack-type solid oxide fuel cell is connected downstream of the first stack-type solid oxide fuel cell,
such that a first exhaust outlet fluidly connects to a second fuel inlet to allow the second stack-type solid oxide fuel cell
to use CO2 and steam reforming and water-gas shift reaction from the first gas exhaust;

d) wherein a second fuel containing methane or natural gas is supplied to the second stack-type oxide fuel cell through the
second fuel inlet or optionally a third fuel inlet;

e) wherein the first and second stack-type solid oxide fuel cells produce electricity; and
f) wherein the conversion efficiency of the dual stack-type electric current generating system is between about 50% and about
85%.

US Pat. No. 9,231,292

MULTI-ANTENNA SIGNALING SCHEME FOR LOW-POWERED OR PASSIVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A radio frequency identification tag, comprising:
a retrodirective array phase modulator configured for quadrature phase shift keying comprising:
a retrodirective antenna array comprising at least one antenna pair; and a staggered pattern charge collector for harvesting
energy from an incident electromagnetic wave, comprising:

an array of patch antennas; and
a plurality of charge pumps in electrical communication with each of the array of patch antennas, wherein the plurality of
charge pumps are configured to collect a charge;

at least one switch configured to selectively engage and disengage the retrodirective array phase modulator, wherein the at
least one switch is configured to disengage at least one of the plurality of charge pumps after the at least one of the plurality
of charge pumps has collected a predetermined amount of charge, the at least one switch is further configured to engage the
retrodirective array phase modulator after the at least one switch disengage at least one of the plurality of charge pumps;
and

a memory for storing data.

US Pat. No. 9,142,413

METHODS FOR GROWING A NON-PHASE SEPARATED GROUP-III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR ALLOY

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of manufacturing a single-phase, group-III Nitride semiconductor alloy, the method comprising:
providing a metal source;
providing a nitrogen source;
providing a substrate;
establishing an average reaction temperature range from about 250° C. to about 850° C. in a space;
introducing a nitrogen flux at a nitrogen flow rate into the space;
introducing a first metal flux at a first metal flow rate into the space;
establishing a plasma in the space; and
maintaining an adlayer thickness of nitrogen and a first metal on a growth surface of the substrate that is less than a surface
segregation onset dose by periodically stopping and restarting the first metal flux according to a first flow duty cycle to
produce the group-Ill Nitride semiconductor alloy.

US Pat. No. 9,058,954

CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD EMISSION DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A device comprising a cathode, wherein the cathode comprises:
an electrically-conductive substrate layer having a first side and an opposing second side,
an insulating layer disposed on the substrate layer,
a plurality of apertures in the insulating layer, and
a plurality of pits in the substrate layer substantially aligned with the plurality of apertures, each of the plurality of
pits having first end and a second end, wherein the first ends of the plurality of pits are positioned adjacent the first
side of the substrate layer and the second ends of the plurality of pits are positioned at a location between the first side
and the second side of the substrate layer, and wherein each of the plurality of pits has an aspect ratio of depth to diameter
of at least 2:1;

wherein each aperture has a larger diameter in the distal side from the substrate and a smaller diameter in side proximate
to the substrate; and

wherein an emitter is contained within each pit, and wherein the emitter is an array of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 9,406,435

MISALIGNMENT INSENSITIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A wireless power transmission device for transmitting power from a power source to a load, comprising:
(a) a three-dimensional source conductive element that is electrically coupled to the power source and that is configured
to induce an alternating current therein that has been received from the power source, the three-dimensional source conductive
element including a conductor formed into a first source loop portion and a second source loop portion that is transverse
to the first source loop portion;

(b) a first three-dimensional resonating conductive element that surrounds the source conductive element, but that is physically
decoupled therefrom and that is configured to resonate in response to the alternating current induced in the source conductive
element, the first three-dimensional resonating conductive element including a conductor formed into a first resonating loop
portion that is in electrical communication with a second loop resonating portion that is transverse to the first resonating
loop portion;

(c) a second three-dimensional resonating conductive element that is physically spaced apart from the first three-dimensional
resonating conductive element and that is configured to resonate in response to an oscillating field generated by the first
three-dimensional resonating conductive element, the second three-dimensional resonating conductive element including a conductor
formed into a first resonating loop portion that is in electrical communication with a second loop resonating portion that
is transverse to the first resonating loop portion; and

(d) a three-dimensional load conductive element that is disposed within the second three-dimensional resonating conductive
element, but that is physically decoupled therefrom, the three-dimensional load conductive element configured to apply power
to the load in response to resonation in the second three-dimensional resonating conductive element, the three-dimensional
load conductive element including a conductor formed into a first load loop portion and a second load loop portion that is
transverse to the first load loop portion.

US Pat. No. 9,236,160

POLYMER FILM-PRODUCING METHODS AND DEVICES PRODUCED THEREFROM

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An ordered solid polymer film comprising:
a plurality of ordered assemblies of a conjugated polymer; and
a carrier mobility of at least one order of magnitude greater than an unordered solid polymer film of the conjugated polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,173,282

INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An interconnect structure, comprising:
a dielectric body element comprising a top surface and a bottom surface;
at least one interconnection array comprising a plurality of conductive wires dispersed within the dielectric body element;
wherein a first portion of each of the conductive wires extends substantially perpendicularly beyond the top surface of the
dielectric body element and a second portion of each of the conductive wires extends substantially perpendicularly beyond
the bottom surface of the dielectric body element;

wherein each of the conductive wires are physically and electrically isolated from each other at least within the dielectric
body element;

wherein the first and second portions are configured to provide compliance upon application of physical stresses thereto;
and

wherein each of the at least one interconnection arrays is configured to establish a conductive path between two independent
electronic components with an array of pads,

wherein the conductive path between the pads comprises a plurality of wires that are periodically patterned as a parallel
wide array.

US Pat. No. 9,290,268

HOVERING AND GLIDING MULTI-WING FLAPPING MICRO AERIAL VEHICLE

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A flying machine comprising:
a central chassis section;
four or more independently controlled wings, pivotally coupled to the central chassis section, for providing lift to the flying
machine, each wing of the four or more wings having one degree of freedom or two degrees of freedom; and

a drive system comprising:
one or more gear train systems for flapping the four or more wings; and
one or more drive motors for driving the one or more gear train systems;
wherein the one or more gear train systems flap each of the four or more wings with variable amplitude;
wherein a speed of the one or more drive motors can be varied to flap the four or more wings with variable frequency; and
wherein the drive system comprises a control gear set located at each of the four or more wings, each of the control gear
sets comprising:

a ring gear movable between a first position and a second position; and
one or more spider gears located inside the ring gear and in geared engagement with the ring gear;
wherein a first spider gear of the one or more spider gears comprises a drive pin for converting rotary motion to reciprocating
motion;

wherein, when the ring gear is in the first position, the reciprocating motion of the drive pin is substantially vertical,
causing maximum thrust/lift output from the wings during flapping and/or hovering flight;

wherein, when the ring gear is in the second position, the reciprocating motion of the drive pin is substantially horizontal,
causing substantially no flapping of the wings, or gliding flight; and

wherein rotating the ring gear from the first position to the second position causes the reciprocating motion of the drive
pin to transition from substantially vertical motion to substantially horizontal motion.

US Pat. No. 9,288,083

ENHANCED LATTICE REDUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of estimating an input in a MIMO communication system comprising:
receiving a transmitted signal at a plurality of antennas, the signal containing the input, linearly transformed by a channel
matrix;

calculating, by a processor, a preliminary estimate of the channel matrix;
generating, by a processor, a covariance matrix based on the preliminary estimate of the channel matrix;
generating, by the processor, a unimodular transformation matrix by reducing diagonal elements of the covariance matrix C;
obtaining, by the processor, an estimate of the input by applying the unimodular transformation matrix to the received signal;
detecting a quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) symbol using the estimate of the input; and
outputting an output signal corresponding to the QAM symbol,
wherein reducing diagonal elements of the covariance matrix comprises selecting an index pair (i,k) and updating a corresponding
kth column and kth row of the covariance matrix according to

wherein Ci,k and Ci,i are elements of the covariance matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,178,446

TRIBOELECTRIC GENERATOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A generator, comprising:
(a) a thin first contact charging layer including a first material that has a first rating on a triboelectric series, the
thin first contact charging layer having a first side with a first conductive electrode layer applied thereto and an opposite
second side;

(b) a thin second contact charging layer including a second material that has a second rating on a triboelectric series that
is more negative than the first rating, the thin second contact charging layer having a first side with a second conductive
electrode layer applied thereto and an opposite second side, the thin second contact charging layer disposed adjacent to the
first contact charging layer so that the second side of the second contact charging layer is in contact with the second side
of the first contact charging layer; and

(c) a plurality of spaced apart shapes, each having a maximum length of 10 ?m, extending outwardly from at least a selected
one of the second side of the first contact charging layer and the second side of the second contact charging layer.

US Pat. No. 9,058,728

HAPTIC SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS USING TRANSMISSION OF PRESSURE THROUGH A FLEXIBLE MEDIUM

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A haptic system comprising:
an encapsulated transmission medium;
a transducer; and
an electronic circuit that delivers a stored electronic haptic signal to the transducer;
wherein the transducer converts the electronic haptic signal to at least one of mechanical actuation and pressure waves, resulting
in pressure waves that are internal to and travel through the encapsulated transmission medium that concentrates and localizes
the pressure waves to a surface.

US Pat. No. 9,507,367

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC STOCHASTIC OPTIMAL ELECTRIC POWER FLOW CONTROL

Clemson University, Clem...

1. An electrical power system comprising:
a dynamic stochastic optimal power flow (DSOPF) control system for receiving power flow commands and controlling an amount
of active and reactive power within an area controlled by said DSOPF control system;

a global scalable dynamic stochastic optimal power flow (S-DSOPF) controller configured to:
monitor one or more lines within the area;
determine global power flow commands based on the monitored lines and a global S-DSOPF model; and
communicate the global power flow commands to the DSOPF control system;
whereby said global S-DSOPF control system calculates said global S-DSOPF model representing an optimal power system state
for an electrical grid based upon condition data, and controls an amount of active and reactive power in said electrical grid;
and

whereby said DSOPF control system controls power flow within said area based on the global power flow commands and a DSOPF
model representing an optimal power system state for said area.

US Pat. No. 9,065,266

REDUCTION OF INRUSH CURRENT DUE TO VOLTAGE SAGS BY AN ISOLATING CURRENT LIMITER

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method for the reduction of inrush current to an electrical load that includes a full-wave rectifier due to short-duration
voltage sags on an AC input power voltage, comprising the steps of:
providing a current-limiting circuit coupled between the AC input power voltage and an electrical load that includes a full-wave
rectifier, the current-limiting circuit consisting of a selectively actuatable relay connected in parallel with a series combination
of a semiconductor switch and a resistance, wherein the selectively actuatable relay presents an infinite resistance when
open to isolate the electrical load and a path of least resistance between the AC input power voltage and the electrical load
when closed;

providing a sag detector coupled to receive the AC input power voltage, the sag detector providing a (i) signal corresponding
to a beginning of a short-duration sag, and (ii) an altered signal corresponding to an end of said sag in the AC input power
voltage during steady state operation of the electrical load;

providing a zero crossing detector coupled to receive the AC input power voltage, the zero crossing detector operative to
provide a zero crossing signal in response to detection of a zero crossing in the AC input power voltage;

applying the AC input power voltage to the electrical load through the relay in the current-limiting circuit;
in response to receiving the signal from the sag detector indicating that a short-duration sag has begun, isolating the AC
input power voltage from the electrical load by opening the relay;

when the AC power voltage has returned to a nominal voltage, receiving the altered signal from the sag detector indicating
an end of the sag;

in response to the altered signal from the sag detector and in response to the zero crossing signal from the zero crossing
detector indicating that the AC power voltage has reached a predefined point in the power voltage cycle, reconnecting the
load to the AC input power voltage by turning on the semiconductor switch so that the current to the load flows through the
resistance; and

subsequent to turning on the semiconductor switch, closing the relay so as to reconnect the AC input power voltage to the
electrical load.

US Pat. No. 9,347,775

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF-CALIBRATION OF GYROSCOPES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A gyroscope apparatus comprising:
a resonator body; and
a self-calibration mechanism comprising interface circuitry for applying a rotating electrostatic field to a first drive electrode
and a second drive electrode simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,417,415

INTERPOSER WITH POLYMER-FILLED OR POLYMER-LINED OPTICAL THROUGH-VIAS IN THIN GLASS SUBSTRATE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An interposer comprising:
a glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface substantially parallel with the first surface,
the glass substrate comprising:

one or more optical vias extending through the glass substrate and substantially perpendicular to the first surface, the one
or more optical vias comprising an optical isolation layer comprising a first optical polymer bonded to an interior glass
surface of the one or more optical vias and an optical via core comprising a second optical polymer having a higher refractive
index than the first optical polymer, the optical via core surrounded by and disposed in contact with the optical isolation
layer and extending through the glass substrate and substantially perpendicular to the first surface;

one or more base optical isolation layers comprising the first optical polymer deposited on at least a portion of one or more
of the first surface and second surface of the glass substrate;

one or more optical waveguides comprising the second optical polymer and deposited on at least a portion of the one or more
base optical isolation layers, wherein the one or more optical waveguides are optically connected to at least one of the one
or more optical via cores; and

one or more upper optical isolation layers comprising the first optical polymer deposited over the one or more optical waveguides
and the base optical isolation layer such that the optical waveguides are at least partially encapsulated by the first optical
polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,318,998

ACOUSTICALLY-ENGINEERED MULTI-PORT PIEZOELECTRIC-ON-SEMICONDUCTOR RESONATORS FOR ACCURATE TEMPERATURE SENSING AND REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An integrated circuit device, comprising:
a multi-port piezoelectric-on-semiconductor microelectromechanical resonator configured to support independent and concurrent
piezoelectric transduction of multiple resonance modes, said resonator comprising a semiconductor resonator body, a common
input electrode extending along a longitudinal axis of the semiconductor resonator body, a first output electrode having a
first pair of electrode fingers that extend adjacent opposite sides of the common input electrode, and a second output electrode
having a second pair of electrode fingers that extend adjacent respective ones of the first pair of electrodes, and where
a plan perspective of at least a portion of the semiconductor resonator body is dumbbell-shaped;

wherein the semiconductor resonator body is suspended opposite an underlying recess in a substrate; and wherein opposite ends
of the semiconductor resonator body are anchored to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,306,969

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING COMPROMISED NETWORKS AND/OR COMPUTERS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of detecting a collection of compromised networks and/or computers, comprising:
performing processing associated with collecting Domain Name System (DNS) data, utilizing a detection system in communication
with a database, the DNS data generated by a DNS server and/or similar device, wherein the DNS data comprises DNS queries,
wherein the collected DNS data comprises DNS query rate information, and wherein the collecting DNS data from the DNS server
comprises:

performing processing associated with identifying a command and control (C&C) computer in a first network:
when the DNS data of a computer has an exponential request rate, wherein determining the exponential request rate comprises
sorting DNS request rates per current epoch and determining whether there is exponential activity over the current epoch and
an epoch longer than the current epoch; and

performing processing associated with recording an IP address and/or traffic information from a compromised computer when
the compromised computer contacts another computer;

performing processing associated with examining the collected DNS data relative to DNS data from known compromised and/or
uncompromised computers; and

performing processing associated with determining an existence of the collection of compromised networks and/or computers,
and/or an identity of compromised networks and/or computers, based on the examination.

US Pat. No. 9,201,046

WELD ANALYSIS USING LASER GENERATED NARROWBAND LAMB WAVES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for non-destructively analyzing a weld in a sample comprising:
(1) activating a pulsed, concentrated energy source to create ultrasonic waves in the sample;
(2) receiving the ultrasound waves with an ultrasound receiver;
(3) storing the signal generated by the ultrasound receiver on a computer readable medium;
(4) moving the sample a first predetermined distance;
repeating steps 1-4 until the sample has moved a second predetermined distance and a plurality of signals generated by the
ultrasound receiver have been stored on the computer readable medium;

creating a model correlating the plurality of signals generated by the ultrasound receiver with empirical data for the sample;
retrieving the signals stored on the computer readable medium;
superimposing the signals that correspond to a first wavelength to create a first artificial narrowband ultrasound source;
and

storing the first artificial narrowband ultrasound source on the computer readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,094,913

WIDEBAND DATA AND POWER TRANSMISSION USING PULSE DELAY MODULATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of wirelessly transmitting data and power across inductive links using pulse delay modulation (PDM), the method
comprising:
generating, based on a clock signal, a power carrier signal having a fundamental period Tp;

receiving a data packet comprised of a series of binary bits including Ones bits and Zeros bits;
generating a data waveform from the series of binary bits, the data waveform comprising a series of pulses in synchronization
with the power carrier signal, the series of pulses comprising at least one pulse for each of the Ones bits or for each of
the Zeros bits;

transmitting, from one or more transmitting (Tx) coils of an inductive link, the power carrier signal and the data waveform;
receiving, by one or more receiving (Rx) coils of the inductive link, an interference signal, the interference signal based
at least in part on a superposition of the transmitted power carrier signal and the transmitted data waveform;

determining zero crossings of the received interference signal;
determining delays associated with the zero crossings; and
determining the data packet based at least in part on the delays.

US Pat. No. 9,325,436

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE POLARIZATION TRANSMISSION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of adaptive polarization transmission comprising:
analyzing at a transmitter device a first set of polarization state information relating to a first wireless signal path;
and

adapting on a frequency subband-by-subband a transmission signal to be distributed by the transmitter device based on at least
the first set of polarization state information;

wherein adapting the transmission signal comprises:
adapting a polarization of a first frequency subband of the transmission signal;
adapting a polarization of a second frequency subband of the transmission signal differently than the polarization of the
first frequency subband of the transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 9,242,243

ANION EXCHANGE POLYELECTROLYTES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An anion exchange polyelectrolyte comprising:
an at least partially fluorinated polyaromatic polymer backbone; and
at least one cationic functional group pendant from said at least partially fluorinated polyaromatic polymer backbone, wherein
said at least partially fluorinated polyaromatic polymer backbone comprises a repeating unit of Formula I:


wherein:
A is a single bond;
B is a single bond, oxygen or NR, wherein R is H, alkyl, fluoroalkyl or aryl, optionally substituted with halide, alkyl, a
crosslinking group and/or fluoroalkyl; and

Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Rm, Rn, Rp and Rq are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, a crosslinking group and a cationic functional
group; and

wherein at least one of A, B, Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Rm, Rn, Rp and Rq is fluorinated and at least one of A, B, Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Rm, Rn, Rp and Rq has a cationic functional group pendant.

US Pat. No. 9,231,219

N-DOPING OF ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS BY BIS-METALLOSANDWICH COMPOUNDS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A process for n-doping and/or increasing the current carrying capacity of an organic semiconductor composition or organic
semiconductor compound, comprising
a) obtaining or providing an organic semiconductor composition or organic semiconductor compound that comprises at least two
aryl or heteroaryl rings bonded to each other;

b) obtaining or providing a bis-metallosandwich compound comprising two linked metallosandwich groups, wherein
i) each metallosandwich group comprises a transition metal atom independently selected from manganese, rhenium, iron, ruthenium,
osmium, cobalt, rhodium, and iridium, bonded to two aryl or heteroaryl rings that include at least one optionally substituted
benzene or cyclopentadienyl ring, and

ii) one benzene or cyclopentadienyl ring from each metallosandwich group is bonded to a benzene or cyclopentadienyl ring from
the other metallosandwich group by a carbon-carbon bond; and

c) contacting the organic semiconductor composition or organic semiconductor compound with at least some of the bis-metallosandwich
compound,

wherein upon or subsequent to contact with the organic semiconductor composition or organic semiconductor compound the carbon-carbon
bond linking the rings or the two metallosandwich groups is broken and at least some monomeric metallosandwich cations are
formed.

US Pat. No. 9,163,861

SOLAR PANEL TRUSS MOUNTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A solar panel truss mounting system, comprising:
a base;
a truss assembly coupled to the base, the truss assembly comprising:
a first panel rail mount;
a second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount;
a base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts; and
a plurality of support members, a first portion of the plurality of support members extending between the first panel rail
mount and the second panel rail mount, a second portion of the plurality of support members extending between the first panel
rail mount and the base rail mount, and a third portion of the plurality of support members extending between the second panel
rail mount and the base rail mount; and

a plurality of connectors coupled to the truss assembly adjacent the first and second panel rail mounts, the connectors for
coupling a plurality of photovoltaic solar panels to the truss assembly;

wherein the second portion of the plurality of support members comprises a first support member, the first support member
comprising a first end coupled to the first panel rail mount at a first position on the first panel rail mount and a second
end coupled to the base rail mount at a first position on the base rail mount, the first end formed by the intersection of:

a generally conical first portion; and
a first mounting tab comprising:
a first curved surface, curved along the lateral and longitudinal axis of the conical first portion, with a first end and
a second end; and

a first flat surface disposed substantially tangent to the first curved surface, proximate the second end of the first curved
surface;

wherein the first flat surface further defines a first mounting hole located proximate the center of the first flat surface,
and

wherein the second portion of the plurality of support members further comprises a second support member, the second support
member comprising a first end coupled to the first panel rail mount at the first position on the first panel rail mount and
a second end coupled to the base rail mount at a second position on the base rail mount distinct from the first position on
the base rail mount, the first end formed by the intersection of:

a generally conical second portion; and
a second mounting tab comprising:
a second curved surface, curved along the lateral axis of the conical second portion, with a first end and a second end; and
a second flat surface, with a first end and a second end, disposed at an obtuse angle to the longitudinal axis of the second
curved surface, the first end of the second flat surface disposed proximate the second end of the second curved surface; and

a stiffener disposed perpendicular to the perimeter of the second mounting tab;
wherein the height of the stiffener tapers from a first pre-determined height proximate the second end of the second flat
surface to a smaller, second pre-determined height proximate the first end of the second curved surface;

wherein the second flat surface further defines a second mounting hole located proximate the center of the second flat surface,
and

wherein the system further comprises a first fastener disposed through the first mounting hole and the second mounting hole,
the first fastener coupling the first and second support members to the first panel rail mount.

US Pat. No. 9,368,737

MULTI-LAYER GATE DIELECTRIC FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A field-effect transistor having operational stability comprising:
a gate, a source and a drain;
a semiconductor layer between the source and the drain; and
a gate insulator between the gate and the semiconductor layer;
wherein the gate insulator comprises:
a first layer adjoining the semiconductor layer at an interface, the first layer comprising a fluoropolymer; and
a second layer comprising Al2O3, the second layer deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) to provide increased operational stability compared to other
field-effect transistors;

the first layer having a first dielectric constant and a first thickness; wherein interfacial charge trapping at the interface
causes a first effect on a current between the drain and the source over time under a continuous bias stress;

the second layer having a second dielectric constant and a second thickness, the second dielectric constant being higher than
the first dielectric constant; wherein a change in the polarizability of the second layer over time under continuous bias
stress causes a second effect on the current between the drain and the source; and

wherein selection of the first and second thickness and the first and second dielectric constant are such that the first effect
compensates at least partly the second effect which provides the increased operational stability, such that variation of the
current between the source and the drain under the continuous bias stress for a period of one hour is less than 5 percent.

US Pat. No. 9,330,820

METHOD FOR MAKING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method for fabricating a three-dimensional, electrically conductive structure comprising:
providing a mold having at least one microdepression which defines a three-dimensional structure;
depositing and patterning at least one electrically conductive layer within the microdepression of the mold;
filling the microdepression of the mold with at least one substantially electrically non-conductive substrate material;
molding the at least one substrate material to form a substrate on top of the at least one electrically conductive layer while
the at least one non-conductive substrate material abuts an outer surface of the at least one electrically conductive layer
opposite the mold; and

transferring the at least one electrically conductive layer to the substrate, thereby forming an electrically conductive structure.

US Pat. No. 9,310,485

COMPACT, ENERGY-EFFICIENT ULTRASOUND IMAGING PROBES USING CMUT ARRAYS WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A CMUT on CMOS chip for imaging applications comprising:
a CMOS chip comprising a CMUT array comprising:
a plurality of CMUT transmit (“Tx”) elements;
a plurality of CMUT receive (“Rx”) elements; and
a plurality of dummy CMUT (“Cx”) elements to reduce cross-talk between the plurality of CMUT transmit elements and the plurality
of CMUT receive elements; wherein the Cx elements comprise solid CMUT elements.

US Pat. No. 9,331,553

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECT WINDING COOLING OF ELECTRIC MACHINES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A system for cooling an electric machine comprising a stator, one or more end caps, a frame, and one or more copper windings,
the system comprising:
one or more direct winding heat exchangers (DWHX) thermally coupled to the one or more copper windings for providing direct
cooling to the one or more copper windings;

an inlet plenum in fluid communication with the one or more DWHXs for providing coolant to the one or more DWHXs;
an outlet plenum in fluid communication with the one or more DWHXs for removing coolant from the one or more DWHXs; and
a heat reservoir, in fluid communication with the inlet plenum and outlet plenum, for rejecting heat transferred to the coolant
from the one or more DWHXs.

US Pat. No. 9,290,381

FUNCTIONALIZED SINGLE-WALLED NANOTUBES AND METHODS THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A functionalized single-walled metal-oxide nanotube comprising:
a metal-oxide nanotube having a single wall and opposing ends; and
a quantity of organic functional units incorporated on the inner surface of the single wall;
wherein the organic functional units are covalently bound to the inner surface of the single wall;
wherein the organic functional units are substituted for hydroxyl units on the inner surface of the single wall;
wherein the organic functional units bind to a component of the single wall, the component consisting of a Group IVA element;
and

wherein the organic functional units are incorporated at various locations along a length of the inner surface of the single
wall and wherein the organic functional units are not localized at one or more of the opposing ends of the single wall.

US Pat. No. 9,294,154

ENHANCED INDUCTIVE POWER AND DATA TRANSMISSION USING HYPER RESONANCE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of wirelessly transmitting power or data, the method comprising:
providing a transmitter comprising a driver coil having a driver coil resonance frequency, and a first transmitter resonator
coil having a first transmitter resonator coil resonance frequency;

providing a receiver comprising a load coil having a load coil resonance frequency;
tuning the first transmitter resonator coil resonance frequency to be higher than one or more of the driver coil resonance
frequency and the load coil resonance frequency;

selecting the first transmitter resonator coil resonance frequency based on:
Q-factors of the driver coil, the first transmitter resonator coil, and the load coil;
a first coupling coefficient between the driver coil and the load coil;
a second coupling coefficient between the first transmitter resonator coil and the load coil; and
a third coupling coefficient between the driver coil and the first transmitter resonator coil.

US Pat. No. 9,094,660

HIERARCHICAL HOLE-FILLING FOR DEPTH-BASED VIEW SYNTHESIS IN FTV AND 3D VIDEO

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for filling holes in a 3D wrapped image comprising:
reducing the resolution of the 3D wrapped image until the number of holes, the size of the holes, or both contained in a reduced-resolution
3D wrapped image are below a predetermined threshold, wherein the predetermined threshold is met when the total size of the
holes in the reduced-resolution image is between 0% and 5% of the total image size;

expanding the reduced-resolution 3D wrapped image to produce an expanded 3D wrapped image; and
using data from the expanded 3D wrapped image to fill holes in the 3D wrapped image.

US Pat. No. 9,799,443

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER THROUGH EMBEDDED GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATIONS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A device for transmitting power wirelessly, comprising:
(a) a source unit, including:
(i) an alternating current power source;
(ii) a non-spiral source conductor element electrically coupled to the alternating current power source; and
(iii) a resonant source element, that is coplanar with the source conductor element and that surrounds the source conductor
element and that is physically decoupled from the source conductive element, the conductive resonant element having a resonant
frequency and having a maximum Q factor at the resonant frequency, the resonant source element configured to resonate in response
to the alternating current being applied to the source conductor element, the resonant source element comprising a first source
conductive spiral, the first source conductive spiral having a helix radius and a cross sectional wire radius in which a ratio
of the helix radius to the cross sectional wire radius is substantially 9.52 so as to achieve the maximum Q factor at the
resonant frequency; and

(b) a load unit, including:
(i) a resonant load element that is spaced apart from and that is physically decoupled from the resonant source element, the
resonant load element resonant at the resonant frequency and having a maximum Q factor at the resonant frequency, the resonant
load element configured to resonate in response to resonance in the resonant source element, the resonant load element comprising
a first load conductive spiral, the first load conductive spiral having a helix radius and a cross sectional wire radius in
which a ratio of the helix radius to the cross sectional wire radius is substantially 9.52 so as to achieve the maximum Q
factor at the resonant frequency;

(ii) a non-spiral load conductor element, that is coplanar with the resonant load element and that is disposed within the
resonant load element and that is physically decoupled from the resonant load element; and

(iii) a load that is electrically coupled to the load conductor element, wherein the load conductor element is configured
to apply electrical power to the load in response to resonance in the resonant load element.

US Pat. No. 9,319,020

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION IN A SEMICONDUCTOR MICROMECHANICAL RESONATOR VIA CHARGE CARRIER DEPLETION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A semiconductor resonator, comprising:
a resonator body having a thickness extending between a first end and a second end; and
a mechanism for reducing a temperature coefficient of frequency of the resonator comprising at least one pn-junction along
the thickness of the resonator body forming a free charge carrier depletion region configured for minimizing a flow of free
charge carriers therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,275,934

THROUGH-PACKAGE-VIA (TPV) STRUCTURES ON INORGANIC INTERPOSER AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SAME

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A microelectronic package comprising:
a plurality of through vias having walls in a glass interposer having a top portion and a bottom portion;
a stress relief barrier on at least a portion of the top and bottom portions of the glass interposer, wherein the stress relief
barrier on at least the bottom portion of the glass interposer forms a single, continuous layer from about a first through
via of the plurality of through vias to about a second through via of the plurality of through vias;

a metallization seed layer on at least a portion of the stress relief layer; and
a conductor on at least a portion of the metallization seed layer and through at least a portion of the plurality of the through
vias forming a plurality of metalized through package vias, wherein at least a portion of the through vias are filled with
the stress relief layer or the metallization seed layer.

US Pat. No. 9,135,713

CRANIAL SUTURE SNAKE ALGORITHM

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A computer implemented method of identifying boundaries between one or more components of a three dimensional medical image
comprising a plurality of pixels, comprising:
identifying images of one or more bones from a three dimensional medical image;
estimating a preliminary boundary of the one or more bones by using a global threshold value on the medical image;
storing the preliminary boundary on a computer readable storage medium;
initializing a snake algorithm comprising an energy, wherein the snake algorithm is initialized by the preliminary boundary
to optimize a final segmentation boundary of the medical image; and

reconstructing a three dimensional image that is perpendicular to the preliminary boundary about all three axes by performing
interpolation in all three dimensions using an orthogonal vector and a tangent vector calculated from a plurality of center
points of the preliminary boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,315,477

MATERIALS HAVING ELECTRON DEFICIENT MOIETIES AND METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method comprising reacting a dicyanobenzodiimine with a first aryl group, in a first C—H activated coupling, wherein
the dicyanobenzodiimine comprises the structure:

wherein Y1 is selected from the group consisting of O, S, Se, NR1, and C(R1)?C(R1); R1 is independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 heteroalkyl group, a C5 -C10 heteroaryl group; and

wherein a covalent bond is formed between the first aryl group and the dicyanobenzodiimine such that Hais substituted by the first aryl group;

wherein the first aryl group has at least one labile bond and is selected from the following structures:

wherein “- - -” denotes the bond which is formed between the first aryl group and the dicyanobenzodiimine; Y2 independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of O, S, Se, Ge, C(R1)2, Si(R1)2, Ge(R1)2, and NR1; R1 is independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of H, halogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 heteroalkyl group, a C5-C10 aryl group, and a C5-C10 heteroaryl group; R2 is independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, an alkyl group, a heteroalkyl
group, a C5-C10 aryl group, and a C5-C10 heteroaryl group; and o has an integer value from 1-4; and

wherein the reaction occurs in an organic solvent comprising a catalyst, a ligand, and a base.

US Pat. No. 9,320,875

SYSTEMS FOR IMPLANTING AND USING A CONDUIT WITHIN A TISSUE WALL

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A system for use through a tissue wall having a first surface and a second surface, the system comprising:
an attaching device comprising a port defining an opening extending along a longitudinal axis of the attaching device, and
a coil fixedly attached to the port and configured for advancing at least partially through the tissue wall such that at least
a portion of the coil becomes disposed between the first surface and the second surface of the tissue wall;

an outer tube defining an outer lumen extending along a longitudinal axis of the outer tube, the outer tube comprising one
or more tabs disposed at a distal end of the outer tube and configured for releasably attaching to the port;

an inner tube defining an inner lumen extending along a longitudinal axis of the inner tube, the inner tube configured for
inserting through the outer lumen of the outer tube and the opening of the port and at least partially through the tissue
wall to establish fluid communication between the first surface and the second surface of the tissue wall; and

a valve attached to the inner tube, the valve configured for controlling fluid flow through the inner lumen and for permitting
passage of instruments therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,167,694

ULTRA-THIN INTERPOSER ASSEMBLIES WITH THROUGH VIAS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) glass interposer interconnect structure, comprising:
a glass interposer having a first side and a second side, the glass interposer being 20 microns to 100 microns in thickness;
and

a plurality of through-vias defined within the glass interposer extending at least from the first side to the second side
of the glass interposer;

wherein the glass interposer electrically connects first and second electronic devices on either side of the through-vias
and has the same or substantially the same through-via interconnect density as the first and second electronic devices it
connects; and

wherein the plurality of through-vias are 3 microns to 50 microns in pitch and 1 micron to 25 microns in diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,314,817

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VERTICALLY ALIGNED FUNCTIONALIZED MULTILAYER GRAPHENE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of making a thermal interface material, comprising the steps of:
(a) dispersing functionalized graphene sheets in a liquid;
(b) removing the liquid through a filter so as to form a filtration cake of aligned functionalized graphene sheets, substantially
all of which are parallel to a common plane;

(c) cutting at least one block of aligned functionalized graphene sheets from the filtration cake, the block including a first
end face and an oppositely-disposed second end face that are parallel to each other and to which substantially all of the
functionalized graphene sheets are transverse, the block also including two oppositely-disposed sides to which substantially
all of the functionalized graphene sheets are parallel; and

(d) applying a first layer of a thermally conductive substance to the first end face and applying a second layer of the thermally
conductive substance to the second end face of the block.

US Pat. No. 9,211,307

ACELLULARIZED BIOMATERIAL FROM EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A composition comprising acellularized embryoid-body-biomaterial comprising a combination of paracrine factors produced
by one or more differentiating embryoid bodies in an amount effective to promote or induce wound healing relative to a control.
US Pat. No. 9,396,853

ALIGNMENT OF CARBON NANOTUBES COMPRISING MAGNETICALLY SENSITIVE METAL OXIDES IN NANOFLUIDS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A nanoparticle composition comprising:
one or more nonmagnetically sensitive nanoparticles, one or more magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and one or more surfactants;
wherein the one or more surfactants are selected from the group consisting of an ampholytic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant,
an anionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, and combinations thereof; wherein the one or more
surfactants are attached to the one or more nonmagnetically sensitive nanoparticles forming a surfactant and nonmagnetically
sensitive particle complex (S/NSP) by electrostatic attraction; wherein the S/NSP complex is attached to the one or more magnetically
sensitive nanoparticles by electrostatic attraction; and wherein at least a portion of the nonmagnetically sensitive nanoparticles
are magnetically aligned.

US Pat. No. 9,308,015

CONDUIT DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING A CONDUIT DEVICE IN A TISSUE WALL

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method for establishing fluid communication between a first surface and a second surface of a tissue wall, the method
comprising:
engaging the tissue wall with a conduit device such that a substantially fluid-tight seal is established between the conduit
device and the tissue wall, the conduit device comprising an outer tube formed of a substantially rigid material; and

after engaging the tissue wall with the conduit device, advancing a coring device through the outer tube of the conduit device
and through the tissue wall to core an aperture in the tissue wall extending from the first surface to the second surface
of the tissue wall while maintaining the substantially fluid-tight seal between the conduit device and the tissue wall.

US Pat. No. 9,585,915

POLYPEPTIDE HYDROGELS AND USES RELATED THERETO

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A hydrogel comprising a recombinant polypeptide in combination with a hydrogel polypeptide,
wherein the recombinant polypeptide comprises a cell signaling sequence, wherein the cells signal sequence comprises SEQ ID
NO: 1, fused to a hydrogel polypeptide sequence,

wherein the hydrogel polypeptide and the recombinant polypeptide are in a ratio of between 1:5 to 1:15 by weight, and
wherein the hydrogel polypeptide and the recombinant peptide are 1.5% to 2.5% by weight to volume of the hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 9,452,049

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO AFFECT ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A system for affecting an anatomical structure having a fillable space, the system comprising
a nanofiber mesh configured to substantially conform to an external surface of the anatomical structure, wherein at least
a portion of the nanofiber mesh delineates a boundary between a milieu surrounding the anatomical structure and the fillable
space of the anatomical structure and further comprising an injectible, flowable carrier substance substantially filling the
fillable space of the anatomical structure.

US Pat. No. 9,598,314

CORROSION INHIBITING CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A cementitious composition comprising at least 16 wt. % a hydrated cement comprising of aluminate-ferrite-monosubstituent
phase (AFm) and 0.001-5 wt. % of a photoactivator, wherein the photoactivator comprises doped TiO2 and the photoactivator is capable of converting NOx to NO2? or NO3? when exposed to U.V. or visible light.

US Pat. No. 9,403,322

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method for creating a three-dimensional model comprising:
moving a maskless optical imaging system in a continuous sequence with one micron positioning accuracy proximate a photosensitive
medium;

exposing a predetermined portion of the photosensitive medium to an energy source from the maskless optical imaging system;
lowering a plate upon which the photosensitive medium resides with one micron positioning accuracy; and
applying a new layer of photosensitive medium.
US Pat. No. 10,010,499

METHODS OF USING MICRONEEDLE VACCINE FORMULATIONS TO ELICIT IN ANIMALS PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY AGAINST RABIES VIRUS

MERIAL INC., Duluth, GA ...

1. A safe and effective microneedle Rabies virus vaccine composition, which when administered to the pinna of an animal's ear elicits in said animal a safe and protective immune response against subsequent virulent Rabies virus challenge, comprising an immunogen comprising:(a) an effective amount of a plasmid DNA vector expressing in vivo in said animal a protective Rabies G antigen,
(b) an effective amount of an attenuated recombinant viral vector expressing in vivo in said animal a protective Rabies G antigen, or
(c) an effective amount of a protective Rabies G polypeptide; and
a sugar and a bioerodible polymer; and
wherein the composition is formulated as bio-absorbable microneedles; and
wherein the composition is stable for at least 3 weeks at 4° C.
US Pat. No. 9,493,742

PURIFICATION OF CELL MIXTURES USING MOLECULAR BEACONS TARGETING CELL SPECIFIC RNA

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method for purifying cardiomyocytes comprising,
a) introducing a molecular beacon comprising a loop sequence having SEQ ID NO: 4 into a mixture of cardiomyocytes and pluripotent
stem cells under conditions such that the molecular beacon hybridizes to mRNA in the cardiomyocytes providing molecular beacon
bound fluorescent cardiomyocytes; and

b) purifying the molecular beacon bound fluorescent cardiomyocytes by fluorescence activated cell sorting providing a purified
composition of cardiomyoctyes.

US Pat. No. 9,174,842

SINGLE-WALLED METAL OXIDE AND METAL SULPHIDE NANOTUBES/POLYMER COMPOSITES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of making a well dispersed metal oxide or metal sulphide single-walled nanotube (SWNT)/polymer composite material,
comprising:
a) preparing a gel-phase metal oxide or metal sulphide SWNT, comprising:
a-1) mixing a stoichiometric amount of a metal source, oxide source, and a silicon source;
a-2) adding an aqueous acid to mixture of step a-1), followed by stirring;
a-3) diluting mixture of step a-2) with deionized water by factor of 3.5 to 4 and stirring the diluted mixture at an elevated
temperature;

a-4) adding a base to cooled mixture until gelation of suspended nanotubes occurs; and
a-5) isolating the gel and re-dispersing the suspended nanotubes by adding a small amount of concentrated acid to the gel;
b) mixing the gel-phase metal oxide or metal sulphide SWNT with a polymer; and
c) obtaining a SWNT/polymer composite with at least 30 vol % of the metal oxide or metal sulphide SWNT in the polymer composite
material, wherein the SWNT exist as a single nanotube or a small bundle of about <3 to 4 nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 9,821,071

OLIGOSACCHARIDE CONJUGATES FOR TARGETING BACTERIA AND USES RELATED THERETO

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A composition comprising a positron-emitting radionuclide conjugated to maltodextrin.

US Pat. No. 9,786,947

STABILIZATION OF LI-ION BATTERY ANODES

Sila Nanotechnologies Inc...

1. A Li-ion battery anode for insertion and extraction of lithium ions, comprising:
a plurality of particles, wherein each particle comprises:an active material core, wherein the active material core comprises at least one of silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), tin (Sn),
titanium (Ti), aluminium (Al), or magnesium (Mg), and
a protective coating at least partially encasing the active material core, wherein the protective coating forms a shell around
the active material core and comprises a material that is resistant to hydrofluoric acid permeation,
wherein at least one pore is disposed between the protective coating shell and theactive material core when the active material core is in a delithiated state to accommodate volume changes in the active material
core during lithiation wherein the material that is resistant to hydrofluoric acid permeation (i) is part of the protective
coating and (ii) comprises:
a hydrofluoric acid binding metal derivative salt,
a hydrofluoric acid binding metal derivative oxide comprising Ca, Mg, Ag, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ni, or Co, or
a Lewis base having a free pair of electrons.

US Pat. No. 9,160,197

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for generating and storing electric energy, the apparatus comprising:
a fiber;
an electric energy generation unit disposed around the fiber; and
an electric energy storage unit which is disposed around the fiber and includes a supercapacitor,
wherein the supercapacitor comprises a first electrode formed on a surface of the fiber, a plurality of nanowires formed on
the first electrode, a second electrode that surrounds the plurality of nanowires, and an electrolyte that fills a space between
the plurality of nanowires and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,498,293

AUTOMATED CELL PATCH CLAMPING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for automated multiple whole-cell patch clamping, comprising the steps of:
in an automated apparatus for multiple cell patch clamping that is under the control of a computer processor,
localizing a plurality of electrodes, each electrode of the plurality of electrodes having a tip and being associated with
one of a plurality of cell patch clamping devices, by causing the tips of the electrodes to be moved to a predetermined location
for cell hunting;

moving the tips of the plurality of electrodes by a defined amount;
making an electrical property measurement at each of the electrode tips during or after the step of moving;
determining whether or not a target cell has been encountered by one or more of the electrodes by constructing a temporal
series of the electrical property measurements during or after at least one iteration of the steps of moving and making;

iteratively continuing the steps of moving, making, and determining until the temporal series of electrical property measurements
for one or more of the electrodes, over a threshold number of consecutive iterations, indicates a predefined signature of
electrode change that has passed a pre-set target cell detection threshold, wherein having a predefined signature of electrode
change that passes the target cell detection threshold indicates that an electrode has encountered a target cell;

initiating connection formation for any electrodes that have encountered a target cell;
repeating the steps of continuing, pausing, and initiating until one or more of the plurality of electrodes has encountered
a target cell; and

assessing whether or not connection formation has been achieved at the electrodes.
US Pat. No. 9,381,217

MICROGELS FOR ENCAPSULATION OF CELLS AND OTHER BIOLOGIC AGENTS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of encapsulating cargo in a microgel droplet comprising flowing a macromer phase, an oil phase, and a crosslinker
phase through a flow focusing nozzle of a microfluidic device to form microgel droplets by oil and water emulsion,
wherein the macromer phase comprises a macromer and a cargo in aqueous buffer; the oil phase comprises an oil-phase oil and
an oil-phase surfactant; and the crosslinker phase comprises a crosslinker-phase oil, a crosslinker-phase surfactant, and
a crosslinking agent,

wherein the phases are pumped, injected, or passaged through the microfluidic device such that as the macromer phase approaches
the flow focusing nozzle, the co-flowing oil phase shields the macromer from contact with the crosslinker phase until flow
instability occurs and macromer phase droplets forms,

wherein after flow instability occurs, the crosslinker diffuses from the crosslinker phase into the droplets in an effective
amount to covalently crosslink the macromer into a microgel droplet encapsulating the cargo, and

wherein the crosslinking is not ultraviolet (UV) initiated photopolymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,367,049

FABRICATING PARTS FROM PHOTOPOLYMER RESIN

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method performed by a data processing apparatus comprising:
accessing, in a database communicably coupled to the data processing apparatus, by the data processing apparatus, target geometry
data that defines a target geometry of an apparatus to be generated by a projection lithography system, from a photopolymer
resin, wherein the projection lithography system is in communication with the data processing apparatus;

setting an adjusted target geometry equal to the target geometry;
iteratively determining a deviation measurement, the deviation measurement based on a difference between the adjusted target
geometry and a simulated cured geometry, the deviation measurement determined until the deviation measurement is less than
or equal to a convergence threshold, each iteration comprising:

generating, based on the adjusted target geometry, image data that defines at least one bitmap and corresponding exposure
time for use by the projection lithography system to control irradiation of the photopolymer resin in a resin chamber of the
projection lithography system;

simulating, based on the image data and an oxygen inhibition model of the photopolymer resin, the apparatus to be generated
to determine the simulated cured geometry;

calculating the difference between the adjusted target geometry and the simulated cured geometry to determine the deviation
measurement;

comparing the deviation measurement to the convergence threshold; and
responsive to determining that the deviation measurement is greater than the convergence threshold, adjusting the adjusted
target geometry by an adjustment factor; and

responsive to determining that the deviation measurement is less than or equal to a convergence threshold, providing the image
data to the projection lithography system for use in controlling the irradiation of the photopolymer resin in the resin chamber
when generating the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,812,993

SINGLE ELECTRODE TRIBOELECTRIC GENERATOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A triboelectric generator, comprising:
(a) a first contact charging member having a contact side and an opposite back side, including a material that has a first
rating on a triboelectric series, the first contact charging member also having a conductive aspect;

(b) a second contact charging member that has a second rating on the triboelectric series, different from the first rating,
and configured to come into contact with the first contact charging member and go out of contact with the first contact charging
member; and

(c) an electrical load electrically coupled to the first contact charging member and to a common voltage so that current will
flow through the load after the second contact charging member comes into contact with the first contact charging member and
then goes out of contact with the first contact charging member,
wherein at least one of the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member has an outer surface that
comprises a film on which a plurality of nanoparticles is disposed wherein the film includes a first composition and wherein
the nanoparticles include the first composition.

US Pat. No. 9,455,399

GROWTH OF ANTIMONY DOPED P-TYPE ZINC OXIDE NANOWIRES FOR OPTOELECTRONICS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of growing p-type nanowires, comprising the steps of:
(a) preparing a nanowire growth solution of zinc nitrate (Zn(NO3)2), hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) and polyethylenemine (800 Mw PEI);

(b) preparing a dopant solution to the growth solution, the dopant solution including an equal molar ration of sodium hydroxide
(NaOH), glycolic acid (C2H4O3) and antimony acetate (Sb(CH3COO)3) in water;

(c) mixing the dopant solution with the growth solution in a container to generate a resulting solution that includes antimony
to zinc in a ratio of between 0.2% molar to 2.0% molar, the resulting solution having a top surface;

(d) adding an ammonia solution to the resulting solution;
(e) applying a ZnO seed layer to a substrate; and
(f) placing the substrate into the top surface of the resulting solution with the ZnO seed layer facing downwardly for a predetermined
time until Sb-doped ZnO nanowires having a length of at least 5 ?m have grown from the ZnO seed layer.

US Pat. No. 9,325,171

IMPUTE DC LINK (IDCL) CELL BASED POWER CONVERTERS AND CONTROL THEREOF

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. An apparatus for controlling power flow between a first AC source and a second AC source, comprising:
an imputed DC link (IDCL) cell comprising:
a plurality of power switches;
a voltage sharing module coupled across each of the plurality of power switches, wherein the plurality of power switches share
voltage equally; and

a transformer coupled to the IDCL cell, wherein an input voltage to the IDCL cell is a fraction of a voltage of the first
AC source.

US Pat. No. 9,316,481

SENSOR FOR MEASURING TILT ANGLE BASED ON ELECTRONIC TEXTILE AND METHOD THEREOF

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A sensor for measuring a tilt angle based on electronic textile, comprising:
a plurality of textile electrodes disposed at predetermined uniform intervals on a textile surface;
a textile conductive wire of which one end is connected to a center between the plurality of textile electrodes;
a metal bead connected to another end of the textile conductive wire to thereby be connected to the textile surface and suspended
at a distance from the textile surface; and

a measurement means to calculate a tilt angle of the metal bead relative to a plane including at least one of the plurality
of textile electrodes

wherein the measurement means calculates the tilt angle of the metal bead using capacitance between each of the two different
textile electrodes and the metal bead, and

wherein the measurement means measures capacitance of each of the two conductive wires that constitute the textile conductive
wire and thereby determines a difference in the measured capacitance between the two conductive wires as capacitance between
the textile electrode and the metal bead.

US Pat. No. 9,316,123

POWER GENERATION SYSTEM AND PROCESSES THEREOF, INCLUDING ADSORBING HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR CO2 CAPTURE FROM FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMPTION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A power generation system comprising;
a boiler system comprising:
a combustion chamber for combusting one or more fossil fuels to produce combustion heat and a flue gas comprising a component
to be sorbed; and

a steam generation chamber receiving the combustion heat from the combustion chamber and applying the combustion heat to water
to produce steam at a first temperature and a first pressure;

a turbine receiving the steam from the steam generation chamber of the boiler system, wherein the turbine outputs spent steam
having a second temperature and a second pressure, wherein the second temperature and the second pressure are lower than the
first temperature and the first pressure;

a condenser condensing the spent steam from the turbine, wherein the condenser outputs a feedwater stream having a third temperature
lower than the second temperature; and

a component capture system that receives as an input the feedwater stream having the third temperature and the flue gas comprising
the component to be sorbed, wherein the component capture system comprises a sorbing media that:

sorbs at least a portion of the component in the flue gas;
generates sorption heat; and
transfers at least a portion of the sorption heat to the feedwater stream having the third temperature to increase the temperature
of the feedwater stream to a fourth temperature, wherein the feedwater stream having the fourth temperature serves as the
water of the steam generation chamber of the boiler system to which the combustion heat is applied.

US Pat. No. 9,814,791

BIO-COMPATIBLE RADIOPAQUE DENTAL FILLERS FOR IMAGING

Augusta University Resear...

1. A method for producing radiopaque particles comprising the steps of:
(a) alternating exposure of OH-rich surfaces of cellulose particles to calcium alkoxide or tungsten alkoxide solution to allow
for layer-by-layer buildup of Ca—O and W—O layers on the cellulose particles to a desired thickness; and

(b) exposing the coated cellulose particles to thermal or hydrothermal conditions to allow for the formation of crystalline
calcium tungstate particles.

US Pat. No. 9,640,333

HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBON MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of making a high surface area carbon material, comprising the steps of:
(a) preparing a precursor organic material in a form selected from a list consisting of: a film, a fiber and a powder;
(b) subjecting the precursor organic material to a first elevated temperature while applying a gaseous purge thereto for a
first predetermined time;

(c) subjecting the precursor organic material to a second elevated temperature while not applying the gaseous purge thereto
for a second predetermined time after the first predetermined time, thereby generating a heat treated precursor organic material;

(d) soaking the heat treated precursor organic material in an inorganic compound for a third predetermined time after the
second predetermined time;

(e) subjecting the heat treated precursor organic material to a third elevated temperature for a fourth predetermined time
after the third predetermined time, so as to dry the heat treated precursor organic material; and

(f) activating the heat treated precursor organic material so as to generate pores therein by subjecting the precursor organic
material to a fourth elevated temperature for a fifth predetermined time after the fourth predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 9,588,124

SHAPE TUNABLE PLASMONIC NANOPARTICLES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for killing cancer cells in a subject in need thereof, comprising:
a. administering to the subject one or more solid noble metal nanorods coupled to a binding moiety that specifically binds
to a target substance expressed by cancer cells to a region of the subject, wherein the solid noble metal nanorods consist
essentially of gold or silver metal having an aspect ratio of about 2.7 to about 10; and

b. exposing the one or more solid noble metal nanorods to near infra-red light from a continuous wave laser at a density of
at least 9 W/cm2 and less than 18 W/cm2; wherein the one or more solid noble metal nanorods absorbs the light and converts the absorbed light to heat, and wherein
the heat kills the cancer cells.

US Pat. No. 9,473,106

THIN-FILM BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE DELAY LINE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A bulk-acoustic-wave delay line device comprising:
one or more input transducer layers, including a first input transducer layer, for converting input electrical signals to
mechanical waves;

one or more output transducer layers, including a first output transducer layer, for converting the mechanical waves to output
electrical signals;

wherein each of the one or more input transducer layers and each of the one or more output transducer layers comprises a thin-film
piezoelectric medium positioned between two electrode layers, each electrode layer comprising one or more electrodes;

one or more delay layers, including a first delay layer adjacent to the first input transducer layer and adjacent to the first
output transducer layer, each delay layer comprising a thin-film delay medium; and

a substrate for carrying the one or more input transducer layers, the one or more output transducer layers, and the one or
more delay layers;

wherein the thin-film piezoelectric medium comprises a first chemical composition;
wherein the first delay layer comprises an amorphous material of the first chemical composition; and
wherein the first delay layer has approximately the same acoustic impedance as the transducer layers.

US Pat. No. 9,409,337

POLYACRYLONITRILE/CELLULOSE NANO-STRUCTURE FIBERS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

13. A fiber, comprising:
(a) an elongated carbonized polyacrylonitrile matrix; and
(b) a plurality of carbonized cellulose nano-structures dispersed in the carbonized polyacrylonitrile matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,093,355

HIGH-RESOLUTION PARALLEL-DETECTION SENSOR ARRAY USING PIEZO-PHOTOTRONICS EFFECT

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

10. A pressure sensor device, comprising:
(a) a substrate;
(b) a first type of semiconductor material layer disposed on the substrate;
(c) an array of elongated light-emitting piezoelectric nanostructures extending upwardly from the first type of semiconductor
material layer along a selected axis, each piezoelectric nanostructure including a second type of semiconductor material coupled
to the first semiconductor material layer thereby forming a p-n junction therebetween, each nanostructure having a bottom
end electrically coupled to the first type of semiconductor material layer and a spaced apart top end;

(d) an insulative resilient medium layer infused around each of the elongated light-emitting piezoelectric nanostructures
except for a top portion adjacent to the top end of each nanostructure so as to provide lateral support for the nanostructures;

(e) a transparent planar electrode disposed on the resilient medium layer and electrically coupled to the top portion of each
nanostructure;

(f) a voltage source coupled to the first type of semiconductor material layer and the transparent planar electrode and configured
to apply a predetermined biasing voltage across each of the nanostructures so as to cause the nanostructures to emit light,
wherein each nanostructure is configured to emit light along the selected axis in an intensity that is proportional to an
amount of compressive strain applied to each nanostructure; and

(g) an array of light detectors disposed adjacent to a selected one of the substrate and the transparent planar electrode,
each of the light detectors configured to sense light from at least one selected one of the elongated light-emitting piezoelectric
nanostructures.

US Pat. No. 9,858,687

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE INTEGRATING FUNCTIONAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL IMAGES

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method for generating an image including functional, anatomical, and physiological images of a heart of a patient, comprising:
processing a plurality of sets of magnetic resonance (MR) image data of a heart to generate a functional image, an anatomical
image, and a physiological image of the heart, the plurality of sets of MR image data including a set of cine image data and
one or more sets of contrast-enhanced image data,

the functional image being generated from the set of cine image data and being a contraction timing map that includes contraction
timing and identifies areas of dyssynchrony, and

the physiological image and the anatomical image being generated from the one or more sets of contrast-enhanced image data,
the physiological image including regional scar distribution;

generating an integrated image of the heart, the integrated image including functional, anatomical, and physiological images,
the integrated image being based on the functional image on which the anatomical and physiological images are mapped;

determining one or more optimal lead placement locations for one or more leads of an implantable device; and
identifying the one or more optimal lead placement locations on the integrated image.

US Pat. No. 9,673,448

ELECTRODES, LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Sila Nanotechnologies Inc...

1. A porous composite comprising a plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites, wherein each of the nanocomposites comprises:
a dendritic particle comprising a three-dimensional, randomly-ordered assembly of nanoparticles of a non-carbon Group 4A element
or mixture thereof; and

a coating of electrically conductive material deposited on a surface of the dendritic particle,
wherein each of the nanocomposites has at least a portion of the dendritic particle in electrical communication with at least
a portion of a dendritic particle of an adjacent nanocomposite in the plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites.

US Pat. No. 9,607,771

FLEXIBLE SUPERCAPACITOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DEVICE INCLUDING THE FLEXIBLE SUPERCAPACITOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A capacitor, comprising:
a first flexible electrode assembly;
a second flexible electrode assembly corresponding to the first flexible electrode assembly;
a separator configured to prevent contact between the first flexible electrode assembly and the second flexible electrode
assembly; and

an electrolyte between the first flexible electrode assembly and the second flexible electrode assembly,
wherein the capacitor is a supercapacitor,
wherein each of the first and second flexible electrode assemblies are completely surrounded by the separator, and
wherein the separator includes a first separator surrounding the first flexible electrode assembly, and a second separator
surrounding the second flexible electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,356,473

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS POWER TO A PORTABLE UNIT

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A system for simultaneously charging or powering a headstage, the system comprising:
a base unit comprising a plurality of coplanar primary coils, each of the primary coils having a planar shape, the primary
coils adapted to generate magnetic fields in a perpendicular direction to the plane of the primary coils; and

a headstage system adapted to be carried by a living being, the headstage system comprising a secondary coil and adapted to
be inductively charged or powered by magnetic fields emitted from at least a portion of the plurality of primary coils of
the base unit while the headstage system is being carried by a living being.

US Pat. No. 9,171,907

GRAPHENE TRANSISTOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A transistor, comprising:
(a) a silicon carbide crystal having a silicon terminated face;
(b) a semiconducting-type graphene layer bonded to the silicon terminated face;
(c) a first semimetallic-type graphene layer contiguous with a first portion of the semiconducting-type graphene layer;
(d) a second semimetallic-type graphene layer contiguous with a second portion of the semiconducting-type graphene layer that
is spaced apart from the first portion;

(e) an insulator layer disposed on a portion of the semiconducting-type graphene layer; and
(f) a gate conductive layer disposed on the insulator layer and spaced apart from the semiconducting-type graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 9,539,082

TISSUE SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Emory University, Atlant...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a component including:
a first structure including a distinct geometric shape;
a second structure including a distinct geometric shape opposing the first structure; and
a link disposed between the first structure and the second structure, the link being a hinge or folded portion of a material;
wherein the component is configured to transform between a first configuration and a second configuration;
wherein the first configuration includes the component being rolled so to have a tube-like shape and the second configuration
includes the component being unfurled; and

wherein in the second configuration, the component is configured to exert a compressive force on a membrane interleaved between
the first structure and the second structure.

US Pat. No. 9,516,497

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING CALL PROVENANCE FROM CALL AUDIO

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computing device, for a first call, placed from a first party at a first communications device, to an intended
second party at an address associated with a second communications device, data representing call audio received at the first
communications device during the first call;

determining, by the computing device, based on the data representing the call audio received at the first communications device,
a first provenance fingerprint indicative of one or more communications devices participating in the first call with the first
communications device;

determining, by the computing device, based on the first provenance fingerprint, that a third communications device is likely
participating in the first call from the first party at the first communications device, the third communications device being
a different communications device from the first and second communication devices; and

responsive to the determining that the third communications device is likely participating in the first call, outputting an
indication that a different communications device from the first and second communications devices is likely participating
in the first call.

US Pat. No. 9,506,848

FREQUENCY DOUBLING ANTENNA SENSOR FOR WIRELESS STRAIN AND CRACK SENSING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A strain and crack sensor for sensing an amount of stress concentration induced in an object, comprising:
(a) a dielectric substrate bonded to the object;
(b) a receiving planar antenna disposed on the dielectric substrate and having a first resonant frequency, the receiving planar
antenna configured to receive a querying signal at the first resonant frequency;

(c) a transmitting planar antenna disposed on the dielectric substrate and having a second resonant frequency that is twice
the first resonant frequency, at least one of the receiving planar antenna and the transmitting planar antenna being bonded
to the dielectric substrate so that strain induced in the object or a crack formed in the object causes a shift in at least
one of the first resonant frequency or the second resonant frequency; and

(d) a matching network, disposed on the dielectric substrate, in electrical communication with the first planar antenna and
the second planar antenna, the matching network configured to transfer current from the receiving planar antenna to the transmitting
planar antenna at the second resonant frequency when the receiving planar antenna receives the querying signal, thereby causing
the transmitting planar antenna to radiate a response signal in response to the querying signal at the second resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,331,264

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL RESONATORS HAVING DEGENERATELY-DOPED AND/OR EUTECTIC ALLOY RESONATOR BODIES THEREIN

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A microelectromechanical resonator, comprising:
a resonator body having a lattice-strained semiconductor region therein, a majority of which comprises a eutectic alloy that
resonates with said resonator body at a resonant frequency when the microelectromechanical resonator is operating at the resonant
frequency and contains a first metal, said resonator body suspended opposite an underlying recess in a substrate and anchored
on opposing sides thereof to the substrate; and

input and output electrodes on the suspended resonator body and covering at least portions of the lattice-strained semiconductor
region containing the eutectic alloy therein;

wherein the lattice-strained semiconductor region containing the eutectic alloy extends between said input and output electrodes
and the underlying recess in the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,385,783

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING IN-HOME POWER LINES TO SUPPORT LOW POWER WIRELESS SENSORS AND TO EXTEND THE RANGE OF LOW-POWER WIRELESS DEVICES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A system comprising:
a receiver configured to electrically couple to a node of a conductive infrastructure, the receiver responsive to electromagnetic
signals within a predetermined frequency band; and

a source of electromagnetic signals configured to wirelessly transmit electromagnetic signals within the predetermined frequency
band to an access point of the conductive infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 9,379,660

SOLAR PANEL TRUSS MOUNTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A truss mounting system, comprising
a truss assembly, comprising:
a first panel rail mount;
a second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount;
a base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts; and
a plurality of support members, a first portion of the plurality of support members extending between the first panel rail
mount and the second panel rail mount, a second portion of the plurality of support members extending between the first panel
rail mount and the base rail mount, and a third portion of the plurality of support members extending between the second panel
rail mount and the base rail mount;

a plurality of connectors coupled to the truss assembly adjacent the first and second panel rail mounts, the connectors for
coupling one or more mountable devices to the truss assembly; and

a base, the base comprising:
a ballast comprising a first end and a second end, and a first side and a second side;
a plurality of lateral channels coupled to the ballast extending from the first side to the second side of the ballast;
a first rail extending in a direction from the first end to the second end of the ballast, the first rail slideably-coupled
to the plurality of lateral channels, allowing lateral movement of the first rail along the lateral channels;

a first base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at a first position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the first panel rail mount at a third position on the first
panel rail mount;

a second base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at the first position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the first panel rail mount at a fourth position on the
first panel rail mount;

a third base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at a second position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the first panel rail mount at the third position on the
first panel rail mount;

a fourth base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at the second position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the first panel rail mount at the fourth position on the
first panel rail mount;

a fifth base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at a third position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the base rail mount at a third position on the base rail
mount; and

a sixth base connection member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end slideably-coupled to the first rail
at a fourth position on the first rail, the second end coupled to the base rail mount at the third position on the base rail
mount,

wherein the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth base connection members are slideably-coupled to the first rail
to allow the base connection members to move along the first rail between a first end and a second end of the first rail.

US Pat. No. 9,343,233

ADDITIVELY DEPOSITED ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A passive electrical component comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrically conductive layer additively deposited on the substrate;
a first dielectric layer having a total thickness below 6 micrometers additively deposited on the first conductive layer,
wherein the first dielectric layer comprises, at least a cured mixture of poly(4-vinylphenol) (PVP) resin and poly melamine-co-formaldehyde
cross-linking agent; and

a second electrically conductive layer additively deposited on the first dielectric layer;
wherein a resonant frequency of the passive electrical component exceeds 1 gigahertz.

US Pat. No. 10,116,290

RF FRONTEND HAVING A WIDEBAND MM WAVE FREQUENCY DOUBLER

SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. A radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit, comprising:a RF transceiver to transmit and receive RF signals;
a frequency synthesizer coupled to the RF transceiver to perform frequency synthesis,
wherein the frequency synthesizer includes:
a local oscillator (LO) to generate a LO signal,
a frequency doubler circuit coupled to the LO to double a frequency of the LO signal, the frequency doubler circuit including:
a first field effect transistor having a first gate, a first source, and a first drain; and
a second field effect transistor having a second gate, a second source, and a second drain, wherein the first gate of the first field effect transistor and the second source of the second field effect transistor are driven by an input signal in a first phase, wherein the first source of the first field effect transistor and the second gate of the second field effect transistor are driven by the input signal in a second phase, wherein the first field effect transistor and the second field effect transistor are caused to switch based on the first phase and the second phase of the input signal respectively to generate an output signal at the first drain and the second drain having a frequency that is approximately double of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,788,995

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DRUG DELIVERY TO OCULAR TISSUE USING MICRONEEDLE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method, comprising:
inserting a microneedle into a suprachoroidal space of an eye at an insertion site without the microneedle penetrating through
the choroid, the microneedle comprising a drug formulation which comprises a drug; and

forming a drug depot at the insertion site in the suprachoroidal space for controlled release of the drug to an ocular tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,303,541

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ESTIMATING REMAINING LIFE OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS USING ON-CHIP MEMORY

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A processor-implemented method for estimating a remaining lifetime of an electronic integrated circuit where the electronic integrated circuit includes memory, the method comprising:performing a diagnostic on a fault in the memory;
generating, based on the performed diagnostic, a statistical model of time to failure of the memory;
generating, based on the statistical model of time to failure of the memory, a statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit; and
estimating, based on the statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit, the remaining lifetime of the electronic integrated circuit;
wherein at least one of the statistical model of time to failure of the memory and the statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit is a Weibull distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,859,563

CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY BONDING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An electrode material composition for an electrochemical energy storage device, comprising:
a conductive current collector;
a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) array that is coupled to the conductive current collector via a carbon interlayer;
and

an active material functional layer at least partially coating the VACNT array and configured for insertion and extraction
of active ions during charge and discharge of the electrochemical energy storage device,

wherein the active material functional layer comprises one or more pores.

US Pat. No. 9,605,694

ENERGY RECAPTURE SYSTEM FOR HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A hydraulic system, comprising:
(a) a hydraulic actuator;
(b) a first accumulator;
(c) a first hydraulic pump motor in fluid communication with the first accumulator and in fluid communication with the hydraulic
actuator, the first hydraulic pump motor including a first shaft coupling, the first hydraulic pump motor being configurable
as a motor in which rotational energy is applied to the first shaft coupling as a result of hydraulic fluid moving from the
first accumulator into the hydraulic actuator, the first hydraulic pump motor also being configurable as a pump in which rotational
energy received from the first shaft coupling causes hydraulic fluid to be pumped from the hydraulic actuator into the first
accumulator;

(d) a shaft mechanically coupled to the first shaft coupling;
(e) a second accumulator;
(f) a third accumulator; and
(g) a second hydraulic pump motor in fluid communication with the third accumulator and in fluid communication with the second
accumulator, the second hydraulic pump motor including a second shaft coupling mechanically coupled to the shaft, the second
hydraulic pump motor being configurable as a pump in which rotational energy received from the second shaft coupling causes
hydraulic fluid from the third accumulator to be pumped from the third accumulator into the second accumulator thereby storing
energy in the second accumulator, the second hydraulic pump motor also being configurable as a motor in which rotational energy
is applied to the second shaft coupling as a result of hydraulic fluid from the second accumulator moving into the third accumulator,
thereby releasing energy stored in the second accumulator to be applied to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,484,842

SEGMENTALLY STRUCTURED DISK TRIBOELECTRIC NANOGENERATOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A generator, comprising:
(a) a disc shaped first unit including:
(i) a substrate layer;
(ii) a double complementary electrode layer affixed to the substrate layer, the electrode layer including a first electrode
member and a second electrode member, the first electrode member including an outer ring and a plurality of evenly spaced
apart first electrode legs extending inwardly from the outer ring, the second electrode member complementary in shape to the
first electrode member and including a first hub and a plurality of evenly spaced apart second electrode legs extending outwardly
from the first hub, the first electrode legs interleaved with the second electrode legs so as to define a continuous gap that
separates the first electrode member from the second electrode member; and

(iii) an electrification material layer, affixed to the double complementary electrode layer, including a first material that
is in a first position on the triboelectric series;

(b) a disc shaped second unit, defining a plurality of evenly spaced apart elongated openings extending radially outwardly
from a second hub of the second unit to an outer ring portion thereby defining a corresponding plurality of evenly spaced
apart elongated leg portions extending radially outwardly from the second hub to the ring portion so that each leg portion
has a shape and size corresponding to each opening, the second unit including a second material that is at a second position
on a triboelectric series, the second position being different than the first position; and

(c) an axle coupling the first unit to the second unit so that the first unit is disposed on the second unit so that the second
unit is in contact with the electrification material layer and so that the second unit is configured to rotate relative to
the first unit.

US Pat. No. 9,394,875

SYSTEM FOR HARVESTING WATER WAVE ENERGY

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A generator for harvesting energy from water in motion, comprising:
(a) a sheet of a hydrophobic material, having a first side and an opposite second side, that is triboelectrically more negative
than water;

(b) a first electrode sheet disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material; and
(c) a second electrode sheet disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material and spaced apart from the
first electrode sheet,

so that movement of the water across the first side induces an electrical potential imbalance between the first electrode
sheet and the second electrode sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,093,598

XYLENE SEPARATION PROCESS

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATEN...

1. A process for separating at least one C8 aromatic from a mixture of at least two C8 aromatics by simulated moving-bed adsorptive separation, said process comprising the steps of:(a) introducing a feed stream, which comprises at least two C8 aromatics, into a simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus, wherein said simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus comprises multiple beds containing adsorbent material;
(b) introducing a desorbent stream, which comprises desorbent, into the simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus;
(c) withdrawing an extract stream, which comprises desorbent and at least one C8 aromatic, from the simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus;
(d) withdrawing at least one raffinate stream, which comprises at least one C8 aromatic, which is different from the C8 aromatic in the extract stream of step (c), from the simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus;
(e) maintaining a flow of circulating fluid throughout the simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus; and
(f) switching the flow of streams into and out of the simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus to a bed downstream in terms of the direction of the circulating fluid at set time interval X,
wherein the rate flow of feed introduced in step (a) is varied during time interval X.

US Pat. No. 9,945,617

THERMAL GROUND PLANES, THERMAL GROUND PLANE STRUCTURES, AND METHODS OF HEAT MANAGEMENT

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A thermal ground plane structure, comprising:a phase separation structure having a vapor-filled area and a liquid-filled area, wherein the vapor-filled area and the liquid-filled area are separated by a semi-permeable structure, wherein the semi-permeable structure permits a vapor to be communicated from the vapor-filled area to the liquid-filled area and substantially prevents a liquid from being communicated from the liquid-filled area to the vapor-filled area;
a porous high thermal conductivity structure disposed in a portion of the phase separation structure, wherein one side of the porous high thermal conductivity structure is adjacent to a thermal energy source, is in fluidic communication with a vapor-filled area of the phase separation structure, and extends into a portion of the liquid-filled area of the phase separation structure, wherein the porous high thermal conductivity structure passes through an opening in the semi-permeable structure so that the semi-permeable structure is adjacent one or more sides of the porous high thermal conductivity structure, wherein the porous high thermal conductivity structure absorbs liquid through capillary action so that liquid from the liquid-filled area is communicated into a portion of the porous high thermal conductivity structure that extends into the vapor-filled area; and
a heat dissipater structure disposed on an external area of the liquid-filled area of the phase separation structure;
wherein the porous high thermal conductivity structure is adjacent a thermal energy source so that thermal energy from the thermal energy source is transferred to the porous high thermal conductivity structure, wherein the porous high thermal conductivity structure absorbs the thermal energy, wherein the porous high thermal conductivity structure transfers the thermal energy to the liquid in the porous high thermal conductivity structure to form a vapor, wherein the vapor is communicated out of the porous high thermal conductivity structure into the vapor-filled area, wherein the vapor is communicated through the semi-permeable structure into the liquid-filled area, wherein the vapor condenses into the liquid, wherein thermal energy from the condensation process is transferred to the heat dissipater structure disposed on an external surface of the phase separation structure.

US Pat. No. 9,872,834

NANOCARRIER THERAPY FOR TREATING INVASIVE TUMORS

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A composition for treating tumors in a patient, comprising unilamellar liposomes containing a therapeutic amount of imipramine
blue, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, in a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier for intraveneous administration,
wherein the liposomes comprise chemically pure phospholipids that are essentially neutral and contain saturated fatty acids
of between 16 and 18 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,809,862

G-PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR (GPCR)-BASED BIOSENSORS AND USES THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An engineered yeast cell comprising:
a sensing unit, the sensing unit comprising:
a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR);
a synthetic processing unit, the synthetic processing unit comprising:
a signal transduction pathway, wherein the signal transduction pathway comprises a synthetic transcription factor selected
from the group consisting of STF1, STF2, SFT3 and combinations thereof; and

a synthetic response unit, the synthetic response unit comprising:
a recombinant signal molecule gene, where the recombinant signal molecule gene is operatively coupled to a synthetic promoter
that is responsive to the synthetic processing unit, wherein the synthetic promoter is selected from the group consisting
of: pGAL45x, pLExA4x, pCRE, and combinations thereof,

wherein the sensing unit is in biologic communication with the processing unit and the processing unit is in biologic communication
with the response unit.

US Pat. No. 9,687,791

FLOW PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK (MOF) MEMBRANES IN HOLLOW FIBER AND TUBULAR MODULES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A reactor cell device for flow processing molecular sieving membranes, comprising:
a) a reactor module having a base shape and a first height, wherein the base shape is selected from the group consisting of
square, rectangular, circular and ellipse; wherein a reactor chamber extends into the reactor module from an upper surface;
wherein a first hole extends into the reactor chamber from a first surface, a second hole opposing the first hole extends
into the reactor chamber from a second surface, a third hole extends into the reactor chamber from a third surface and a fourth
hole opposing the third hole extends into the reactor chamber from a fourth surface; wherein the first hole is fluidically
connected to a first inlet, the second hole is fluidically connected to a first outlet, the third hole is fluidically connected
to a second inlet and the fourth hole is fluidically connected to a second outlet;

b) a reactor module cover having the same base shape as the reactor module and a second height, wherein the reactor module
cover is fastened to the reactor module to seal the reactor chamber; and

c) a hollow fiber having a first end and a second end, wherein a length of the first end is supported by and sealed into the
first hole and a length of the second end is supported by and sealed into the second hole; wherein the first and second ends
of the hollow fiber are capped with a capping solution.

US Pat. No. 9,655,003

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED WIRELESS INTERFACE AGGREGATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A wireless interface aggregation system comprising:
a computing device comprising a processor, a memory, a first wireless interface with a first observed throughput rate in a
first network environment and a second wireless interface with a second observed throughput rate in the first network environment;
and

an aggregation control module to control the transmission and reception of a plurality of data packets with the first wireless
interface and the second wireless interface, wherein the aggregation control module comprises:

a selective offloading module configured to selectively offload a first portion of the plurality of data packets intended
to be transmitted on the first wireless interface to be transmitted on the second wireless interface;

a proxying module configured to enable a second portion of the plurality of data packets to be sent from the second wireless
interface to appear as the second portion of the plurality of data packets were transmitted from the first wireless interface,
wherein the proxying module is further configured to determine when a blackout exists on the first wireless interface to enable
the second portion of the plurality of data packets to be sent from the second wireless interface, the second portion of the
plurality of data packets including a zero window advertisement; and

a mirroring module configured to enable a third portion of the plurality of data packets to be received by the first wireless
interface and to enable the same third portion of the plurality of data packets to be received by the second wireless interface,

wherein the aggregation control module is enabled to provide an overall throughput rate for the computing device in the first
network environment greater than sum of the first observed throughput rate and the second observed throughput rate.

US Pat. No. 9,561,622

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A system for fabricating a three-dimensional object, the system comprising:
a photosensitive medium adapted to change states upon exposure to a light source;
an optical imaging system, configured to continuously move above the photosensitive medium, and having the light source and
a spatial light modulator;

a control system for controlling movement of the optical imaging system; and
an XY motion stage with sub-micron position resolution, configured to move the optical imaging system.

US Pat. No. 9,464,823

VAPOR-LIQUID HEAT AND/OR MASS EXCHANGE DEVICE

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. An exchange device for use in an integrated heat and mass transfer apparatus, the exchange device comprising:
a top end plate with a plurality of ports for inputting a coupling fluid and a working fluid solution into the exchange, wherein
the working fluid solution comprises an absorbent and a refrigerant, wherein the top end plate is configured to output the
coupling fluid, the working fluid solution, and a vapor of the refrigerant out of the exchange device;

a distribution plate for distributing the coupling fluid and the working fluid solution into the exchange device and distributing
the coupling fluid, working fluid solution and the vapor of the refrigerant out of the exchange device;

a transfer section formed by a first unit of matched and joined shims, the transfer section having at least one heat exchange
region defined by a plurality of rows of compact flow passages with microscale features formed by the matched and joined shims
of the first unit;

wherein the plurality of rows of compact flow passages includes a plurality of desorber-rectifier columns, a plurality of
coolant channels, and a plurality of heating channels;

wherein the plurality desorber-rectifier columns generate a countercurrent flow pattern between the coupling fluid and the
working fluid solution when the coupling fluid and the working fluid solution are introduced into the exchange device;

wherein the exchange device is oriented such that the coupling fluid travels in a generally upward direction within the plurality
of desorber-rectifier columns, and the working fluid solution travels in a generally downward direction with gravitational
assistance within the plurality of desorber-rectifier columns; and

wherein the countercurrent flow pattern creates a heat transfer relationship between a vapor of the refrigerant and the working
fluid solution;

a bottom endplate that provides a fluid barrier;
wherein the heat transfer relationship generates desorption of the refrigerant from the working fluid solution and absorption
of the refrigerant into the working fluid solution; and

wherein the heat transfer between the working fluid solution and the vapor of the refrigerant is achieved through an angular
geometry of the plurality of desorber-rectifier columns without leading to flooding or flow reversal of the working fluid
solution by the vapor of the refrigerant desorbed from or absorbed into the working fluid solution.

US Pat. No. 9,302,903

MICRONEEDLE DEVICES AND PRODUCTION THEREOF

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A device for transport of molecules or energy across or into a biological barrier, comprising:
a plurality of microneedles, wherein each microneedle formed of a first molding material, wherein the first molding material
comprises a mixture of a) a polymer first material and b) a second material comprising rigid particles dispersed therein,
wherein the first molding material is micromolded into the plurality of microneedles.

US Pat. No. 9,994,715

FORMATION AND MODIFICATIONS OF CERAMIC NANOWIRES AND THEIR USE IN FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Sila Nanotechnologies Inc...

1. A catalyst-free synthesis method for the formation of a metalorganic compound comprising a first metal, the method comprising:selecting a second metal and an organic solvent, wherein the second metal is selected to (i) be more reactive with respect to the organic solvent than the first metal and (ii) form, upon exposure of the second metal to the organic solvent, a reaction by-product comprising the second metal that is more soluble in the organic solvent than the metalorganic compound comprising the first metal;
producing an alloy comprising the first metal and the second metal;
treating the alloy with the organic solvent in a liquid phase or a vapor phase to form a mixture comprising (i) the reaction by-product comprising the second metal and (ii) the metalorganic compound comprising the first metal; and
separating the metalorganic compound from the mixture in the form of a solid.

US Pat. No. 9,892,835

COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH MAGNETICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

South Dakota Board of Reg...

1. A method for preparing magnetically aligned carbon nanoparticle composite compositions comprising:
preparing a host material in a liquid state;
adding carbon nanoparticles, magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and surfactant to a solvent and physically agitating the
carbon nanoparticles, magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and surfactant in the solvent, and evaporating said solvent to
form a mixture, wherein said surfactant attaches to the carbon nanoparticles thereby connecting the carbon nanoparticles with
the magnetically sensitive nanoparticles by electrostatic attraction, wherein the magnetically sensitive nanoparticles are
added in an amount between about 0.01 wt. % and about 10 wt. %; wherein the surfactant is added in an amount between about
0.01 wt. % and about 60 wt. %; and wherein said carbon nanoparticles are not surface functionalized;

adding the mixture of carbon nanoparticles, magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and surfactant to the liquid host material
to form a liquid composite;

applying a magnetic field to the liquid composite, wherein the magnetic field has a strength of between about 0.01 kG and
about 1 TG; and

solidifying the liquid composite to form a solid composite; wherein the solid composite has increased tensile strength of
at least about 10% relative to a composite having the same composition without magnetic alignment when the compositions are
tested according to ASTM D 882-97.

US Pat. No. 9,825,712

ULTRA MASSIVE MIMO COMMUNICATION IN THE TERAHERTZ BAND

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A communication system, comprising:
(a) a two-dimensional array of a plurality of plasmonic nano-antennas, each plasmonic nano-antenna supporting a surface plasmon
polariton wave, wherein each of the plurality of plasmonic nano-antennas comprises:

(i) a first metallic ground plane;
(ii) a substrate disposed on the first metallic ground plane; and
(iii) a graphene layer disposed on the substrate; and
(b) a plurality of communications elements that each excite a corresponding one of the plasmonic nano-antennas, thereby causing
a surface plasmon polariton wave that corresponds to a signal to form on each of the plasmonic nano-antennas, wherein each
of the communications elements comprises:

(i) a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that includes a gate region; and
(ii) a second graphene layer disposed on the gate region of the HEMT, the second graphene layer extending from the graphene
layer of a corresponding plasmonic nano-antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,571,031

MOUNTING CLIPS FOR PANEL INSTALLATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A first mounting clip for removably attaching one or more panels to a supporting structure, comprising:
a generally planar base having a first side and an opposing second side;
a plurality of spring locking clips extending upwardly from the base forming an angle with the base that is greater than 90
degrees and less than 180 degrees;

a first lateral flange extending upwardly from a first side of the base, the first lateral flange comprising a first slot
having an opening configured to receive at least a portion of one of the one or more panels;

a second lateral flange extending upwardly from a second side of the base, the second lateral flange comprising a second slot
having an opening configured to receive at least a portion of one of the one or more panels;

a first lever flange extending outwardly from the first lateral flange for providing x-direction guide for attaching the one
or more panels;

a second lever flange extending outwardly from the second lateral flange for providing x-direction guide for attaching the
one or more panels;

a first spring bonding flange extending downwardly from the first lever flange and forming an angle with the first lever flange
that is greater than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees, the first spring bonding flange for providing z-direction guide
for attaching the one or more panels, wherein at least a portion of the first spring bonding flange comprises a serrated edge
for gouging at least a portion of the one or more panels when the one or more panels are attached to the first mounting clip
to electrically and mechanically couple the one or more panels to the first mounting clip; and

a second spring bonding flange extending downwardly from the second lever flange and forming an angle with the second lever
flange that is greater than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees, the second spring bonding flange for providing z-direction
guide for attaching the one or more panels, wherein at least a portion of the second spring bonding flange comprises a serrated
edge for gouging at least a portion of the one or more panels when the one or more panels are attached to the first mounting
clip to electrically and mechanically couple the one or more panels to the first mounting clip.

US Pat. No. 9,543,575

SILICON-BASED ANODE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A silicon-based anode, comprising:
substantially elemental silicon particles suspended in a matrix;
polyvinyl acid bound to at least a portion of the silicon particles to create an interface between the polyvinyl acid and
silicon particles; and

vinylene carbonate confined within and dispersed throughout the anode in contact with and covering a boundary between the
polyvinyl acid and silicon particles.

US Pat. No. 9,403,143

HYDROGEN-GENERATING REACTORS AND METHODS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for processing fuel, comprising:
introducing fuel into a controllable volume;
selectively controlling pressure, temperature and residence time of the fuel within the controllable volume;
chemically reacting the fuel within the controllable volume aided by one or more catalysts to produce one or more chemical
species; and

exhausting residual products from the controllable volume;
introducing the residual products into a second controllable volume;
selectively controlling pressure, temperature and residence time of the residual products within the second controllable volume;
chemically reacting the residual products within the second controllable volume aided by one or more catalysts to produce
one or more additional chemical species; and

exhausting residual products derived from the additional chemical species from the second controllable volume;
wherein the catalysts catalyze fuel-steam-reforming, or fuel decomposition, or water-gas-shift, or fuel-steam-reforming and
fuel decomposition and water-gas-shift reactions.

US Pat. No. 9,375,678

METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK SUPPORTED ON POROUS POLYMER

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of preparing a MOF-membrane-polymer, comprising:
a) dip-coating a porous polymer with a seed solution comprising MOF nanocrystals of average size <1 micron suspended in a
first solvent that can penetrate the porous polymer, wherein the seed solution comprises about 0.4 wt % MOF nanocrystals in
the first solvent, and wherein the first solvent is selected from the group consisting of water, methanol, ethanol, propanol,
butanol, chloroform, toluene, hexane, and combinations thereof, with the proviso that the first solvent does not solubilize
the porous polymer;

b) drying the dip-coated porous polymer;
c) growing larger MOF crystals on the dip-coated porous polymer at less than 100° C. in a growth solution to make a MOF-membrane-polymer,
the growth solution comprising MOF precursors solubilized in a second solvent, wherein the growth solution comprises 0.5-1.0
wt % ligand and 0.5-1.0 wt % zinc in the second solvent, and wherein the second solvent is independently selected from the
group consisting of ethanol, propanol, butanol, chloroform, toluene, hexane, and combinations thereof, with the proviso that
the second solvent does not solubilize the porous polymer; and

d) rinsing and drying the MOF-membrane-polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,962,423

PROTEIN PARTICLES COMPRISING DISULFIDE CROSSLINKERS AND USES

Emory University, Atlant...

1. Particles comprisinga) recombinant AvrA proteins; and
b) linking groups comprising disulfide bonds,
wherein the linking groups conjugate the recombinant AvrA proteins to form the particles and wherein the size of the particles are between 50 nm and 200 nm in diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,919,163

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL RESPIRATORY PHASE FOR TREATMENT

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method for determining optimal treatment information for a patient, comprising:
receiving treatment plan information for a patient, the treatment plan information including gated image data of the patient
for a plurality of phases with one or more defined target regions and treatment plan dose distribution associated with the
one or more target regions;

processing the treatment plan information to determine a deformation parameter, the deformation parameter representing a movement
of each region due to respiration at different phases;

determining a dose distribution for the one or more target regions by applying the deformation parameter to the treatment
plan dose distribution for a subset of the plurality of phases;

determining one or more dose parameters based on the dose distribution for the subset of the plurality of phases, the one
or more dose parameters representing a motion of the dose distribution over the plurality of phases for each region; and

determining optimal treatment information for the patient based on the one or more dose parameters, the optimal treatment
information including an optimal treatment phase and associated dose distribution for each region during the optimal treatment
phase, the optimal treatment phase being a phase of the plurality of phases having a minimum total dose for the one or more
target regions.

US Pat. No. 9,809,926

INTERLACED THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED COMPOSITES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of producing an interlaced composite comprising:
depositing onto a deposition surface a first set of one or more warp filaments in a first linear direction;
inserting, on top of the first set of warp filaments, a first set of one or more weft filaments in a second linear direction,
where the second direction is in the same plane as the first set of warp filaments but is not parallel to the direction of
the first set of warp filaments;

depositing, on top of the first set of weft filaments, a second set of one or more warp filaments in the first linear direction,
where the second set of warp filaments are not collinear with the first set of warp filaments; and

inserting, on top of the second set of warp filaments, a second set of one or more weft filaments in the second direction;
wherein the interlaced composite is formed when at least one of said warp filaments passes over at least one of said weft
filaments and passes under at least another of said weft filaments.

US Pat. No. 9,718,031

COMPOSITE HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANES USEFUL FOR CO2 REMOVAL FROM NATURAL GAS

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A composite hollow fiber polymer membrane, comprising:
a porous core layer comprising a polyamide-imide polymer; and
a selective sheath layer on the core layer comprising a polyimide polymer prepared from monomers A, B, and C wherein
A is a dianhydride of the formula:

wherein X1 and X2 are independently halogenated alkyl group, phenyl or halogen and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently H, alkyl, or halogen;

B is a diamino cyclic compound without a carboxylic acid functionality; and
C is a diamino cyclic compound with a carboxylic acid functionality; and
wherein the polyimide polymer further comprises covalent ester crosslinks.

US Pat. No. 9,668,804

AUTOMATED CELL PATCH CLAMPING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Massachusetts Institute o...

10. An apparatus for automated cell patch clamping, comprising:
a cell patch formation apparatus, comprising:
at least one cell patch clamping device having a recording electrode, the recording electrode having a tip;
a clamping device-positioning 3-axis linear actuator connected to the cell patch clamping device; and
a patch amplifier with computer interface;
a clamping device-moving programmable linear motor connected to the 3-axis linear actuator in a manner permitting moving the
cell patch clamping device up and down;

a resistance monitoring mechanism; and
a computer interface configured for automated closed-loop control of the programmable motor based upon a temporal series of
resistance measurements at the tip of the recording electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,527,045

CARBON MOLECULAR SIEVE MEMBRANES MADE FROM 6FDA AND DETDA-BASED PRECURSOR POLYMERS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for producing a carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membrane, comprising the steps of forming films or hollow fibers
made of a polyimide polymer or copolymer to produce a precursor membrane, and pyrolyzing the precursor membrane under conditions
sufficient to form a CMS membrane, wherein:
the polyimide polymer or copolymer essentially consisting of repeating units of dianhydride-derived units and diamine-derived
units;

each dianhydride-derived unit being the dianhydride-derived moiety of formula (I):

at least 50% but not all of the diamine-derived units are the diamine-derived moiety of formula (A) with the balance of the
diamine-derived units being the diamine-derived moiety of formula (H):


each Ra is a —COOH group;

X1 and X3 are ethyl groups;

X2 is a methyl group;

X4 is H.

US Pat. No. 9,394,165

CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY BONDING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A material composition, comprising:
a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) array;
a conductive layer; and
a carbon interlayer coupling the VACNT array to the conductive layer.
US Pat. No. 9,944,933

APTAMER-GUIDED GENE TARGETING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A bifunctional oligonucleotide having 5? and 3? ends comprising:an aptamer on the 5? end of the bifunctional oligonucleotide that specifically binds to a DNA binding moiety, wherein the DNA binding moiety binds to a target DNA sequence; and
donor polynucleotide sequence on the 3? end of the bifunctional oligonucleotide that is sufficiently complementary to the target DNA sequence to anneal to the target DNA sequence under physiological conditions and wherein the donor polynucleotide sequence repairs a double-stranded DNA break produced by the DNA binding moiety at or near the target DNA sequence, wherein the DNA binding moiety is a homing endonuclease selected from the group consisting of I-SceI, LAGLIDADG (SEQ ID NO:2) homing endonucleases, HNH endonuclease, His-Cys box enzymes, HNH (I-HmuI) endonuclease, His-Cys box (I-PpoI) endonuclease and GIY-YIG (I-TevI) endonuclease.
US Pat. No. 9,878,306

SILVER NANOWIRES, METHODS OF MAKING SILVER NANOWIRES, CORE-SHELL NANOSTRUCTURES, METHODS OF MAKING CORE-SHELL NANOSTRUCTURES, CORE-FRAME NANOSTRUCTURES, METHODS OF MAKING CORE-FRAME NANOSTRUCTURES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A structure comprising:
a core-frame nanostructure including a frame around a hollow area within the frame, wherein the frame is a M-Ag alloy, wherein
M is selected from the group consisting of Au, Pd, Pt, and Cu.

US Pat. No. 9,840,693

POLYPEPTIDE HYDROGELS AND USES RELATED THERETO

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of growing cells comprising placing an isolated cell on or in a hydrogel under conditions such that the cell replicates,
wherein hydrogel comprises a recombinant polypeptide in combination with a hydrogel polypeptide,
wherein the recombinant polypeptide comprises a cell signaling sequence, wherein the cells signal sequence comprises SEQ ID
NO: 1, fused to a hydrogel polypeptide sequence,

wherein the hydrogel polypeptide and the recombinant polypeptide are in a ratio of between 1:5 to 1:15 by weight, and
wherein the hydrogel polypeptide and the recombinant peptide are 1.5% to 2.5% by weight to volume of the hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 9,740,096

POSITIVE-TONE, CHEMICALLY AMPLIFIED, AQUEOUS-DEVELOPABLE, PERMANENT DIELECTRIC

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A positive-tone dielectric composition for preparing a positive-tone dielectric film comprising a polymer mixture, wherein
the polymer mixture comprises:
a base polymer comprising a pendent protected organic functionality;
a photocatalyst for deprotecting the protected organic functionality; and
a chemical cross-linker for cross-linking the positive-tone dielectric film after photo-patterning has taken place in an aqueous
solution.

US Pat. No. 9,586,840

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLUSTERING PARTICLES BY LIQUID-PHASE ELECTRIC PLASMA DISCHARGE

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of clustering particles in a medium comprising:
energizing the medium by a continuous electric discharge;
generating plasma within the medium, responsive to energizing the medium;
clustering at least a portion of the particles in the medium, responsive to generating the plasma;
stopping the energizing of the medium;
adding additional particles to the medium; and
catalyzing, by free radicals, polymerization of at least a portion of the additional particles;
wherein a voltage and an amperage of the continuous electric discharge, and a conductivity of the medium enable the generation
of plasma in the medium;

wherein the generated plasma comprises free radicals;
wherein the clustering of the at least a portion of the particles comprises the polymerization of at least a portion of the
particles, the polymerization catalyzed by free radicals.

US Pat. No. 9,543,586

CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY BONDING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of manufacturing, comprising:
providing a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) array;
providing a conductive layer; and
bonding the VACNT array to the conductive layer via a carbon interlayer.

US Pat. No. 9,522,411

HYBRID EXTRUSION AND COATING TECHNOLOGY, DEVICE, AND METHOD

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A hybrid patterning apparatus, comprising:
a slot die having a body comprising first and second plates, wherein each of the first and second plates has a top end and
a bottom end;

a cavity positioned between the first and second plates of the slot die;
an inlet positioned at the top end of the body of the slot die;
a slot gap having a slot width and located between the first and second plates leading from the cavity to an opening at the
bottom end of the slot die; and

at least one moveable pin, wherein an internal end of the at least one pin fills at least a portion of the slot gap, and an
external end of the at least one pin extends beyond an exterior of the slot die body.

US Pat. No. 9,490,043

HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of making a conductive adhesive comprising a polymer matrix and a plurality of silver flakes, the method comprising:
adding a reducing agent to grow surface reactive silver nano/submicron-sized particles on at least a portion of a surface
of and/or an edge of a least a portion of the plurality of silver flakes to facilitate in situ sintering between a portion
of the plurality of silver flakes; and

forming metallurgical joints between at least a portion of the silver flakes;
wherein the reducing agent is a flexible epoxy selected from the group consisting of diglycidyl ether of polypropylene glycol
and diglycidyl ether of polyethylene glycol.

US Pat. No. 9,214,722

ORIGAMI FOLDED ANTENNAS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An antenna element, comprising:
(a) a dielectric sheet, having a bottom and a top, folded into a plurality of fold segments so that the dielectric sheet is
configured to be compressed into a compressed state and to be expanded into an expanded state wherein the antenna has a greater
length along an axis when in the expanded state than when in the compressed state; and

(b) a conductive film disposed on a portion of the dielectric sheet, the conductive film having a pattern that defines a current
path from the bottom of the dielectric sheet to the top of the dielectric sheet, the pattern configured so that the each of
the plurality of fold segments includes a portion of the pattern and so that the portion of the pattern on each fold segment
is substantially non-juxtaposed with respect to the portion of the pattern on each adjacent fold segment when the dielectric
sheet is fully compressed into the compressed state.

US Pat. No. 10,126,289

MULTIMODALITY CMOS SENSOR ARRAY FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A multi-modality sensor array for physiological characterization of cells, the sensor array being implemented in 130 nm or larger CMOS technology nodes and comprising:an array of sensing pixel groups, each sensing pixel group comprising an array of sensing pixels, each sensing pixel at least comprising a shared operational amplifier (op amp);
a plurality of signal conditioning blocks, each signal conditioning block coupled to a corresponding one sensing pixel group of the array of sensing pixel groups to process outputs of that sensing pixel group; and
a controller providing signals for independent configuration of sensing modalities for each sensing pixel of each sensing pixel group.
US Pat. No. 10,026,962

ALGINATE-CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN BATTERY APPLICATIONS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A battery electrode comprising:a conductive metal substrate; and
an electrode active material comprising active particles, wherein each of the active particles is a silicon-carbon composite in the form of silicon-coated carbon, wherein (i) the silicon comprises sp3 bonded silicon atoms and (ii) the carbon comprises sp2 bonded carbon atoms, dispersed in a binder coupled to the conductive metal substrate, wherein the binder comprises an alginate material, wherein the electrode active material is substantially homogenously dispersed in the alginate material, and wherein the active particles comprise about 50 weight percent to about 95 weight percent silicon and about 5 weight percent to about 50 weight percent carbon.

US Pat. No. 9,644,318

CONSOLIDATION AND DEWATERING OF PARTICULATE MATTER WITH PROTEIN

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. In a method of treating a suspension of particles in a fluid including the steps of (i) promoting flocculation of at least
a portion of the suspension of particles with an additive and (ii) dewatering at least a portion of the suspension of particles
to form a cake with a solids content, the improvement comprising promoting flocculation of at least a portion of the suspension
of particles with an additive comprising protein;
wherein the protein structure is not separated from the reaction mixture used to extract the protein from soy flour; and
wherein the concentration of the total amount of protein present in the additive is between approximately 0.01 and 30 lbs/ton
of particles, expressed on a dry solids basis.

US Pat. No. 9,631,174

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DISPERSING SOMATIC PLANT EMBRYOS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A method of dispersion of clusters of plant propagules suspended in a liquid into individual plant propagules flowing through
a flow channel, the method comprising:
a. feeding clusters of plant propagules into a disperser for separating individual plant propagules contained in the clusters
of propagules;

b. subjecting the clusters of plant propagules to axially extensional strain and radially compressional strain;
c. subjecting the clusters of plant propagules to fluid dynamics forces causing axially compressional strain and radially
extensional strain from fluid dynamics forces; and

d. repeating the subjecting steps in sequence until the individual plant propagules are separated from each other,
wherein the disperser comprises a flow channel including at least two constrictions,
wherein each constriction of the at least two constrictions has an inner diameter that is equal to or smaller than the inner
diameter of the constriction immediately up-stream thereof,

wherein each constriction of the at least two constrictions has a cross-sectional area in the interval from 0.75 to 1300 mm2,

wherein the flow channel includes an intermediate portion between sequential constrictions,
wherein the longitudinal axes of said at least two constrictions align with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,634,786

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH PHASE-CORRELATED ORTHOGONALLY-POLARIZED LIGHT-STREAM GENERATOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A communications system, comprising:
a phase-correlated, orthogonally-polarized, light-stream generator (POLG) for preparing light into phase coherent light streams
having defined states of polarization and spectral composition, the POLG comprising:

a light source configured to emit light having a predetermined wavelength;
a polarization apparatus configured to prepare light from the light source into particular states of polarization;
a phase modulator configured to produce light having a plurality of wavelengths and configured to retard the phase of propagation
of light with a first state of linear polarization while not retarding the phase of light with a state of linear polarization
orthogonal to the first state of linear polarization when an external electric field is applied; and

an electrical oscillator configured to periodically apply an electric field to the phase modulator.

US Pat. No. 9,595,894

TRIBOELECTRIC NANOGENERATOR FOR POWERING PORTABLE ELECTRONICS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A triboelectric generator, comprising:
(a) a first contact charging member, including:
(i) a first contact layer, having a contact side and an opposite back side, including a material that has a triboelectric
series rating indicating a propensity to exchange electrons due to a contacting event; and

(ii) a conductive electrode layer disposed along the back side of the contact layer;
(b) a second contact charging member, spaced apart from and disposed oppositely from the first contact charging member, including
an electrically conductive material layer that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to exchange electrons
when contacted by the first contact layer during the contacting event, the electrically conductive material layer configured
to act as an electrode; and

(c) a mechanism configured to maintain a space between the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member
except when a force is applied thereto,

wherein the first contact charging member has a concave shape, wherein the second contact charging member has a concave shape
and wherein the mechanism configured to maintain space comprises the first contact charging member and the second contact
charging member being disposed relative to each other so as to define the space therebetween, and wherein the contact charging
member includes a first substrate material layer; and a second substrate material layer disposed adjacent to the first substrate
material layer, the second substrate material layer applied to the first substrate material layer at an elevated temperature
and then cooled so that differential shrinkage during cooling causes the contact charging member to have a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 9,543,860

TRIBOELECTRIC NANOGENERATOR

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An electricity generator, comprising:
(a) a first elongated member extending along a first direction, including:
(i) a first dielectric layer including a first material that has a first rating on a triboelectric series, the first dielectric
layer including an inner surface and an opposite outer surface;

(ii) a first plurality of outer conductive strips disposed around the outer surface of the first dielectric layer transversely
to the first direction and evenly spaced apart from each other, the first plurality of outer conductive strips each including
a second material that has a second rating on the triboelectric series that is different from the first rating, a first outer
bus electrode electrically coupling each of the first plurality of outer conductive strips;

(iii) a first plurality of inner conductive strips disposed around the inner surface of the first dielectric layer transversely
to the first direction and evenly spaced apart from each other, the first plurality of inner conductive strips each including
the second material, the first plurality of inner conductive strips offset from first plurality of outer conductive strips
so that each of the first plurality of inner conductive strips are disposed opposite from a space between successive ones
of the first plurality of outer conductive strips, a first inner bus electrode electrically coupling each of the first plurality
of inner conductive strips; and

(b) a second elongated member extending along the first direction and disposed about the first elongated member, including:
(i) a second dielectric layer including the first material, the second dielectric layer including an inner surface and an
opposite outer surface, the inner surface of the second dielectric layer being in contact with the outer surface of the first
dielectric layer; and

(ii) a second plurality of outer conductive strips disposed around the outer surface of the second dielectric layer transversely
to the first direction and evenly spaced apart from each other, the second plurality of outer conductive strips each including
the second material, a second outer bus electrode electrically coupling each of the second plurality of outer conductive strips;
and

(iii) a second plurality of inner conductive strips disposed around the inner surface of the second dielectric layer transversely
to the first direction and evenly spaced apart from each other, the second plurality of inner conductive strips each including
the second material, the second plurality of inner conductive strips offset from second plurality of outer conductive strips
so that each of the second plurality of inner conductive strips are disposed opposite from a space between successive ones
of the second plurality of outer conductive strips, a second inner bus electrode electrically coupling each of the second
plurality of inner conductive strips,

wherein the first inner bus electrode is electrically coupled to the second inner bus electrode and wherein the first outer
bus electrode is electrically coupled to the second outer bus electrode, and wherein lateral relative motion between the first
elongated member and the second elongated member along the first direction results in an electric potential imbalance between
inner conductive strips and the outer conductive strips.

US Pat. No. 9,718,923

HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT, MONOESTERIFIED POLYMIDE POLYMER CONTAINING A SMALL AMOUNT OF BULKY DIAMINE

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method for making a high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide comprising:
(a) preparing a polyimide comprising carboxylic acid functional groups from a reaction solution comprising monomers and at
least one solvent, wherein the monomers comprise (i) a dianhydride monomer, (ii) a diamino monomer without carboxylic acid
functional groups, (iii) a diamino monomer with carboxylic acid functional groups, and (iv) a bulky diamino compound different
from diamino monomers (ii) and (iii), wherein 2 to 10 mole % of the total diamino monomers compise the bulky diamine compound;
and

(b) treating the polyimide with a diol at esterification conditions in the presence of dehydrating conditions to form a monoesterified
polyimide,

wherein the dehydrating conditions at least partially remove water produced during step (b).

US Pat. No. 9,705,447

MOUNTING CLIPS FOR PANEL INSTALLATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A first mounting clip for removably attaching one or more panels to a rail, constructed of a sheet of material, comprising:
a base having a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein a plurality of locking clips are formed within a plane of the base,
each of the plurality of locking clips extending upwardly away from the base towards the leading edge, each of the plurality
of locking clips providing upward force with regards to the base when pushed downwardly towards the base;

a central indexing tab formed from the base uprightly, dividing the base in half lengthwise;
at least two flanges formed at each side of the base and angled downwardly away from the base;
a pair of lateral indexing tabs formed uprightly along the each side of the base, each of the pair of lateral indexing tabs
further comprising a sliding slot defined between each of the pair of lateral indexing tabs and the base, the sliding slot
having an opening end at the trailing edge; and

a vertical indexing tab formed at each end of the pair of lateral indexing tabs, extending outwardly with respect to each
of the lateral indexing tab at a perpendicular angle, the vertical indexing tab further extending downwardly towards the base
and inwardly towards the leading edge at an angle, forming a spring bonding tab, wherein the spring bonding tab forms a toothed
edge.

US Pat. No. 9,658,510

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ULTRAFAST OPTICAL APPLICATIONS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A nonlinear optical device comprising:
a first conductive metal layer at least 50 nm thick;
a first dielectric layer;
a second conductive metal layer comprising a noble metal; and
a second dielectric layer;
wherein the device is operable for an ultrafast and large change of its reflection or absorption coefficient upon being excited
by an ultrafast optical pulse at wavelengths in the visible (Vis), near-infrared (NIR) or infrared (IR) spectral regions.

US Pat. No. 9,659,189

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SAFEGUARDING USER INFORMATION WHILE INTERACTING WITH ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDERS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method comprising:
providing a device comprising a hardware processor, a display device operatively coupled to the hardware processor, and an
input device operatively coupled to the hardware processor;

executing, at the hardware processor, a first process comprising privacy software;
identifying, by the privacy software, a graphical user interface of data communication software displayed at the display device,
the graphical user interface comprising a user interface element configured to receive a first user input and formatted to
be displayed at the display device, wherein the data communication software is in a second process, and the first process
and the second process are separate processes;

receiving, at the hardware processor, private data corresponding to the first user input at the input device, wherein the
private data is formatted for entry into the user interface element of the data communications software, the user interface
element being displayed at the display device coupled to the hardware processor;

receiving, at the hardware processor, an indication of a second user input corresponding to a transmit-message functionality
of the data communications software;

transforming, by the hardware processor in the privacy software process, the private data to create transformed private data;
outputting, by the hardware processor, the transformed private data to the user interface element of the data element; and
responsive to receiving the indication of the second user input, initiating, by the hardware processor, transmission of the
transformed private data by the data communications software.

US Pat. No. 9,684,008

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR ARTIFACT ELIMINATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:
excitation circuitry that electrically excites a biological system by applying an excitation signal to a physical interface
to the biological system; and

signal acquisition circuitry that actively eliminates interference arising from the excitation signal, said signal acquisition
circuitry comprises a recording amplifier in a discharge feedback loop that incorporates the physical interface, the discharge
feedback loop further comprising a discharge amplifier configured to directly provide an electrical discharge path for the
physical interface, wherein said discharge feedback loop eliminates interference arising from the excitation of the physical
system by a continuous-time adjustment of an electrical characteristic of the physical interface wherein said adjustment of
the electrical characteristic is a function of a present condition and a pre-excitation condition of the physical interface.

US Pat. No. 9,631,057

METHODS OF ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS

Texaco Inc., San Ramon (...

1. A method for producing glucose for fermentation said method comprising:
(a) measuring the initial hydrolysis rate of a biomass;
(b) correlating the measured initial hydrolysis rate with a crystallinity index of standard cellulosic materials to project
a crystallinity indicative of overall enzymatic hydrolysis susceptibility wherein the crystallinity index was determined by
applying multivariate statistical analysis to X-ray diffraction spectra, solid state cross-polarization/magic angle spinning
nuclear magnetic resonance spectra, infrared spectra, differential scanning calorimetry heat capacity temperature plots, or
a combination thereof;

(c) selecting one or more of the reaction conditions of steps (d)-(f) based on the projected crystallinity of the biomass;
(d) treating a biomass with acid and heat to produce a composition mixture comprising cellulose suitable for enzymatic hydrolysis;
(e) enzymatically hydrolyzing at least a portion of the cellulose of step (d) to form a composition comprising glucose; and
(f) utilizing glucose in an aerobic or anaerobic fermentation process.

US Pat. No. 9,571,009

ROTATING CYLINDRICAL AND SPHERICAL TRIBOELECTRIC GENERATORS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A generator, comprising:
(a) a cylinder having a top end and an opposite bottom end;
(b) a top cap member capping the top end of the cylinder and including a first electrode layer and a first triboelectric material
layer disposed under the first electrode layer, the first triboelectric material layer having a first rating on a triboelectric
series;

(c) a bottom cap member capping the bottom end of the cylinder and including a second electrode layer and a second triboelectric
material layer disposed above the second electrode layer, the second triboelectric material layer having a second rating on
the triboelectric series; and

(d) a piston slidably disposed within the cylinder, the piston including:
(i) a cylindrical body portion having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface;
(ii) a third electrode layer disposed on the top surface;
(iii) a third triboelectric material layer disposed on the third electrode layer, the third triboelectric material layer having
a third rating on the triboelectric series that is different from the first rating on the triboelectric series;

(iv) a fourth electrode layer disposed on the bottom surface; and
(v) a fourth triboelectric material layer disposed below the fourth electrode layer, the fourth triboelectric material layer
having a fourth rating on the triboelectric series that is different from the second rating on the triboelectric series.

US Pat. No. 9,557,285

GAS SENSORS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A device, comprising:
a conductometric porous silicon gas sensor including a n-type silicon substrate having a porous silicon layer, wherein the
n-type silicon substrate is an n+-type silicon substrate, wherein a plurality of nanostructures are disposed on a portion of the porous silicon layer,

wherein the conductometric porous silicon gas sensor is operative to transduce the presence of a gas into an impedance change,
wherein the impedance change correlates to the gas concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,534,262

METHODS AND CONTROLLERS FOR SIMULATED MOVING BED CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR MULTICOMPONENT SEPARATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

12. A method for separating materials from a reaction, the method comprising:
positioning a solid material in a reactor; the reactor having an inlet and an outlet; and
flowing a liquid through a series of sequential simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatography columns connected to form a circulation
loop, each SMB chromatography column comprising an inlet and an outlet, wherein the reactor inlet is fluidly connected to
an outlet of a first SMB chromatography column of the series of sequential SMB chromatography columns, and the reactor outlet
is fluidly connected to an inlet of a second SMB chromatography column of the series of sequential SMB chromatography columns
so that the liquid flowing through the series of sequential SMB chromatographic columns comprises at least one reaction product
from the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,718,033

UNCROSSLINKED, HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT, POLYIMIDE POLYMER CONTAINING A SMALL AMOUNT OF BULKY DIAMINE

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method of making a membrane comprising an uncrosslinked high molecular weight polyimide, the method comprising:
(a) preparing a polyimide from a reaction solution comprising monomers and at least one solvent, wherein the monomers comprise
a dianhydride monomer, a diamino monomer without carboxylic acid functional groups, and optionally a diamino monomer with
carboxylic acid functional groups, wherein 2 to 10 mole % of the total diamino monomers comprise a bulky diamino compound
and the ratio of diamino monomers with carboxylic acid functional groups to diamino monomers without carboxylic acid functional
groups is 0 to 2:3; and

(b) obtaining a membrane comprising the uncrosslinked polyimide with less than 30% by weight crosslinks.

US Pat. No. 9,621,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING DATA OVER PARALLEL DATA PATHS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

23. A system for communicating data over parallel data paths comprising:
a processor configured to fetch and execute instructions from an instruction execution system, the instructions comprising:
instructions for characterizing each of a plurality of parallel data paths by repeatedly determining path properties, the
plurality of parallel data paths defining a single virtual connection between a sending node and receiving node, wherein at
least one of the plurality of parallel data paths comprises a plurality of intermediate nodes; and

a memory, coupled to the processor, having instructions, embodied thereon for scheduling the transmission of data across the
plurality of parallel data paths to meet an objective function, the scheduling based on the path properties, the instructions
for scheduling the transmission of data further including:

instructions, embodied on the memory, for scheduling a first transmission of data along a first path of the plurality of parallel
data communication paths to be received at the receiving node; and

instructions, embodied on the memory, for scheduling a second transmission of data along a second path of the plurality of
parallel data communication paths, the second transmission of data scheduled to be received at the receiving node in a predetermined
sequence in relation to a first packet.

US Pat. No. 9,522,426

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND REPAIR OF METAL COMPONENTS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A system for manufacturing components by melting and resolidifiying materials, the system comprising:
a concentrated energy source for selectively melting a material; and
a simulation and control system comprising a computing device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing
instructions that, when executed, cause the simulation and control system to:

scan the concentrated energy source across a material to create a melt pool;
calculate a melt pool temperature using a sensor;
generate a temperature profile by simulating a process of scanning a concentrated energy source across the material; and
control at least one of the power output, scan speed, or scan pattern of the concentrated energy source with a feedback controller
to obtain the desired temperature of the melt pool, using the temperature profile and the calculated melt pool temperature
as inputs to the feedback controller.