US Pat. No. 9,492,778

METAL-ORGANIC MATERIALS (MOMS) FOR CO2 ADSORPTION AND METHODS OF USING MOMS

University of South Flori...

1. A method of capturing CO2 in a gas, comprising:
exposing the gas to a multicomponent metal-organic material (MOM) that has a greater relative affinity for CO2 over a water vapor, wherein the MOM includes at least one of an inorganic linker or an inorganic pillar, wherein the gas includes
CO2 and water vapor; and

capturing the CO2 in the MOM.

US Pat. No. 9,139,599

2-PERIODIC METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS (MOFS) AS SUPERMOLECULAR BUILDING LAYERS (SBLS) FOR MAKING TARGETED 3-PERIODIC MOFS

University of South Flori...

1. A chemical assembly, comprising:
a multidimensional metal-organic framework (MOF) having a plurality of supermolecular building layers (SBLs), where the SBL
comprises:

an inorganic molecular building block (MBB);
a trigonal-pillar, where the trigonal pillar comprises a bridging ligand moiety and a pillar moiety,
where the bridging ligand moiety is:

 where R can be an alkoxy linker attached to the pillar moiety or the pillar moiety, and
where the pillar moiety is a pyridine.

US Pat. No. 9,137,637

PRINTED TAG REAL-TIME TRACKING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system, comprising:
at least one server computing device in communication with at least one tracking device, the at least one tracking device
comprising a plurality of layers combined to form the at least one tracking device, the plurality of layers comprising at
least:

a first layer comprising a localization system and a communication system, the localization system being configured to obtain
location data to localize the at least one tracking device via a global positioning system (GPS), the communication system
being configured to obtain the location data to localize the at least one tracking device via an alternative localization
strategy responsive to the localization system being unable to obtain the location data via GPS;

a second layer comprising an antenna, the localization system or the communication system being configured to communicate
via the antenna; and

a third layer comprising a power source configured to provide power to the localization system and the communication system;
and

at least one application executable in the at least one server computing device, the at least one application comprising:
logic that determines a location of the at least one tracking device based at least in part on the location data;
logic that encodes the location of the at least one tracking device in a user interface; and
logic that transmits the user interface to a client device for rendering in a display.

US Pat. No. 9,469,535

METHODS TO SYNTHESIZE NIPT BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES BY A REVERSED-PHASE MICROEMULSION, DEPOSITION OF NIPT BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES ON A SUPPORT, AND APPLICATION OF THE SUPPORTED CATALYST FOR CO2 REFORMING OF METHANE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing supported NixPty nanoparticle material, the supported NixPty nanoparticle material comprising NixPty nanoparticles having an average size of about 1.5 to 3 nm, and wherein x is about 0.85 to 0.95 and y is about 0.05 to 0.15;
and

using the supported NixPty nanoparticle material for CO2 reforming of methane, by mixing and reacting methane and CO2 and interacting the methane and CO2 with the supported NixPty nanoparticle material serving as a catalyst for the reaction.

US Pat. No. 9,318,718

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SILICON INTEGRATED VERTICALLY ALIGNED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a vertical stack including:
a first electrode comprising silicon,
a drain electrode comprising a first drain layer consisting of chromium and a second drain layer consisting of gold; and
a dielectric layer consisting of SiNx, wherein X=1 or 2, wherein the dielectric layer is disposed in between the source electrode and the first drain layer, and
wherein the dielectric layer contacts the first drain layer;

a single-walled carbon nanotube adjacent to a sidewall of the stack, wherein at least a portion of the single-walled carbon
nanotube is coupled to the source electrode and at least another portion of the single-walled carbon nanotube is coupled to
the drain electrode;

a gate dielectric adjacent to the single-walled carbon nanotube, wherein the gate dielectric comprises a first gate dielectric
layer and a second gate dielectric layer; and

a gate electrode adjacent to the gate dielectric, wherein the gate electrode comprises a first gate electrode layer comprising
titanium and a second gate electrode layer comprising gold.

US Pat. No. 9,304,740

CHAOS-BASED PSEUDO-RANDOM NUMBER GENERATION

King Abdullah University ...

1. A system, comprising:
a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) configured to generate a series of digital outputs including a current digital output,
each digital output of the series of digital outputs comprising a first portion including a predetermined number of bits with
highest significance and a second portion including bits with lower significance; and

a nonlinear post processing circuit configured to generate a series of post processed outputs including a current post processed
output and a previous post processed output, each post processed output of the series of post processed outputs comprising
a corresponding first portion including the predefined number of bits with highest significance, where an exclusive OR (XOR)
operation is performed on the first portion of the current digital output and a permutated version of the corresponding first
portion of the previous post processed output to generate the corresponding first portion of the current post processed output.

US Pat. No. 9,276,832

BUFFER SIZING FOR MULTI-HOP NETWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A wireless network node comprising:
a wireless network antenna;
a processor in communication with the wireless network antenna; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium containing computer-executable code instructing the processor to:
calculate an initial buffer size;
adjust the initial buffer size to a current buffer size based on a current network load; and
wherein the wireless network node has a transmission rate, and wherein the initial buffer size is the multiplicative product
of the transmission rate and a round-trip delay for a single protocol data unit transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,164,153

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR LOW-NOISE MAGNETIC SENSORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A magnetic sensor comprising:
a semiconductor layer comprising a first n-doped layer; a second n-doped layer; and a third n-doped layer;
a conductive layer coupled to a first side of the semiconductor layer;
a first voltage lead coupled to a second side of the semiconductor layer that is opposite the first side;
a second voltage lead coupled to the conductive layer, the first voltage lead and the second voltage lead configured to provide
a voltage across the semiconductor layer for measurement by a voltage measurement circuit; and

a first current lead and a second current lead coupled to the semiconductor layer, the first current lead and the second current
lead configured to provide a current flowing between the first current lead and the second current lead for measurement by
a current measurement circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,473,902

PRINTED TAG REAL-TIME TRACKING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A tracking device, comprising:
a first layer comprising a first circuit, the first circuit comprising a localization system and a communication system, the
localization system being configured to obtain location data to localize the tracking device via a global positioning system
(GPS), the communication system being configured to obtain the location data to localize the tracking device via an alternative
localization strategy responsive to the localization system being unable to obtain the location data via GPS;

a second layer comprising a second circuit, the second circuit comprising an antenna, the localization system or the communication
system or both being configured to communicate via the antenna; and

a third layer comprising a third circuit, the third circuit comprising a power source configured to provide power to the localization
system and the communication system,

wherein at least a portion of the first circuit, the second circuit, or the third circuit are printed on a substrate using
a conductive medium.

US Pat. No. 9,326,510

STRIGOLACTONE ANALOGUES AND THEIR USE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A compound of general formula I:
wherein:
Ra is hydrogen;

Rb is hydrogen;

Rc is C1-C8 alkyl,

Rf is hydrogen;

Rd is C1-C8 alkyl, wherein the hydrogen atoms of the alkyl may be partly replaced by other groups or atoms;

Re represents a substituent R1 which represents C1-C8-alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8-alkinyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl or C1-C8-alkoxy, in each of which the hydrogen atoms may be partly replaced by other groups or atoms; or —CH?CH—R7, wherein R7 represents a hydrogen atom, C1-C8-alkyl or a 4-, 5- 6- or 7-membered saturated or unsaturated, aromatic or non-aromatic carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring or
a fused ring system containing more than one of those rings.

US Pat. No. 9,604,195

METAL-ORGANIC MATERIALS (MOMS) FOR CO2 ADSORPTION AND METHODS OF USING MOMS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

1. A system for capturing CO2, comprising:
a first structure including a metal-organic material (MOM), wherein the first structure is configured to capture CO2 from a gas where the CO2 is at a concentration in the gas of about 5% or less; and

a second structure for introducing the gas to the first structure, wherein the first structure is configured to remove CO2 from the gas to form a modified gas, wherein the second structure is configured to flow the modified gas away from the first
structure so the CO2 is captured in the first structure to the exclusion of the modified gas,

wherein the first structure is configured to capture CO2 in the presence of at least one of: N2, H2, and CH4, so the CO2 is captured in the first structure to the exclusion of N2, H2, CH4, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,532,735

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS MONITORING USING ULTRA-WIDEBAND FREQUENCIES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A monitoring system for assessing one or more patients, comprising:
a pulse generator configured to generate ultra-wideband pulses;
an ultra-wideband transceiver for transmitting the ultra-wideband pulses toward the one or more patients and receiving ultra-wideband
signals from the one or more patients, wherein the ultra-wideband pulses have a Nyquist sampling rate;

a sampler for sampling the ultra-wideband signals at a sample rate less than the Nyquist sampling rate; and
a processor in communication with the sampler, wherein the processor is configured to monitor one or more biological functions
in a non-isolated and time variant environment and to reconstruct a breathing waveform from the ultra-wideband signals based
on an agnostic Bayesian matching pursuit algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,272,262

MATERIALS FOR GAS CAPTURE, METHODS OF MAKING MATERIALS FOR GAS CAPTURE, AND METHODS OF CAPTURING GAS

King Abdullah University ...

1. A structure comprising: a nitridated material, wherein the nitridated material has the characteristic of capturing CO2, wherein the nitridated material has a surface selected from: a nitridated silica material, a nitridated metal oxide material
surface, or a nitridated non-metal oxide material, wherein the nitridated material is formed through cyclic chlorination and
ammoniation of a material to densify NH2 groups on the material surface, wherein cyclic chlorination and ammoniation includes dehydroxilation of the material followed
by chlorination with thionyl chloride and ammonia adsorption and subjecting the ammoniated trichlorosilylated material to
another exposure to trichlorosilylation ammoniation to form a surface having a network of surface —Si(NH)2—(NH)—Si—(HN2)2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 9,121,838

AMMONIA SENSOR USING WAVELENGTH MODULATION SPECTROSCOPY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of detecting the amount of ammonia in a sample comprising:
flowing a gas including ammonia from a subject through a multi-pass absorption cell;
passing a laser beam through the gas in the multi-pass absorption cell;
detecting the intensity of the laser beam after the laser beam passes through the gas in the multi-pass absorption cell;
recording the intensity of the laser beam after the intensity of the laser beam is detected; and
processing the recorded intensity of the laser beam to determine a first harmonic component and a second harmonic component
and the amount of ammonia in the sample, processing including adding a low frequency modulation to a high frequency modulation
to determine a second harmonic normalized by a first harmonic for a range of wavelengths, and determining an ammonia mole
fraction using a background subtracted second harmonic normalized by the first harmonic.

US Pat. No. 9,057,107

MOLECULAR BIOMARKER SET FOR EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method of identifying ovarian cancer in an individual or the risk of developing ovarian cancer in an individual, consisting
of the steps:
a) obtaining nucleic acids from a sample from the individual suspected of having ovarian cancer;
b) detecting the expression level of TFAP2A from the sample from the individual with the expression level of TFAP2A from a
control, and

c) detecting the expression level of CA125 and E2F5 from the sample from the individual with the expression level of CA125
and E2F5 from a control.

US Pat. No. 9,614,024

FRACTAL STRUCTURES FOR MEMS VARIABLE CAPACITORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A variable capacitor comprising:
a capacitor body in a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure, wherein the capacitor body has an upper movable plate
with a fractal shape separated by a vertical distance from a lower fixed plate with a complementary fractal shape; and

a substrate above which the capacitor body is suspended.

US Pat. No. 9,472,096

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ROADWAY MONITORING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A monitoring apparatus for monitoring traffic and roadway water conditions, comprising:
a communication module configured to send and receive information wirelessly;
a sensor;
a traffic monitoring module configured to receive traffic information from the sensor; and
a roadway water monitoring module configured to receive roadway water information from the sensor;
wherein the monitoring apparatus is configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of other substantially similar of
said monitoring apparatus to form a mesh network.

US Pat. No. 9,379,664

REACTANCE-LESS OSCILLATOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An oscillator comprising: a voltage divider having: (a) a resistor element or memristor; and (b) a memristor connected
in series, and a voltage feedback module connected to the voltage divider, wherein the oscillator achieves a sustained oscillating
function with no reactance element and has an oscillating frequency that is determined jointly by a plurality of parameters
of the resistor element, the memristor, and the voltage feedback module.

US Pat. No. 9,209,083

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MANUFACTURING FOR LOW-PROFILE AND FLEXIBLE DEVICES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:
manufacturing an integrated circuit on at least a portion of a surface of a wafer, wherein the wafer comprises a bulk portion
below the surface of the wafer;

etching at least one via into the wafer and extending into the bulk portion of the wafer; and
releasing at least the portion of the wafer having the integrated circuit from a bulk portion of the wafer by etching through
the bulk portion of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,586,926

METHODS OF MAKING ALKYLENE CARBONATES AND METHODS OF CONVERTING CO2

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising, performing the following reaction shown below:

wherein X is selected from the group consisting of: a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted
or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group;

wherein X1 is H;

wherein the catalyst is YCl3, Y2O3, Y(NO3)3, ScCl3, or LaCl3;

wherein CO2 represents CO2 or a mixture of gases containing CO2, and

wherein the cocatalyst is selected from the group consisting of: tetrabutylammonium bromide, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, or bis(triphenylphosphine)
iminium chloride.

US Pat. No. 9,579,639

TETHERED TRANSITION METALS PROMOTED PHOTOCATALYTIC SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT HYDROGEN EVOLUTIONS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

14. A process for producing a photocatalyst that is capable of converting H2S into hydrogen and sulfur comprising the steps of:
preparing a photocatalyst material; and
using an organic ligand to attach a transition metal species to a surface of the photocatalyst material without the formation
of a dopant layer, wherein the organic ligand comprises 1,2-ethanedithiol (EDT).

US Pat. No. 9,349,786

FRACTAL STRUCTURES FOR FIXED MEMS CAPACITORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A fixed capacitor comprising:
a capacitor body in a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure, the capacitor body comprising a first plate with an
outer edge defining a fractal shape and a second plate with an outer edge defining a complementary fractal shape, where a
lateral capacitance is provided by the first plate and the second plate, where the first plate and the second plate are within
a single plane, where the first plate is horizontally separated from the second plate by at least a distance of separation
thereby defining an air gap between the first plate and the second plate, where the first plate has a vertical thickness,
and where a ratio of the vertical thickness to the distance of separation is greater than two; and

a substrate above which the capacitor body is positioned.
US Pat. No. 9,248,400

ZEOLITIC IMIDAZOLATE FRAMEWORK MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME FOR SEPARATION OF C2? AND C3+ HYDROCARBONS AND SEPARATION OF PROPYLENE AND PROPANE MIXTURES

King Abdullah University ...

1. A process for making ZIF membranes comprising:
exposing a support material to a ZIF synthesis solution comprising metal ions or metal clusters, and imidazolate under conditions
suitable for ZIF crystal formation; and

forming a ZIF membrane having a thickness in a range from about 1 micron to about 100 microns and a pore size in a range from
0.2 nm to about 0.5 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,047,775

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ROADWAY MONITORING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium having computer usable program code executable
to perform operations to monitor traffic and roadway water conditions, the operations of the computer program product comprising:
detecting traffic data and water level from at least one sensor disposed above a roadway;
receiving a plurality of roadway condition information comprising a roadway location, traffic condition information and water
condition information;

estimating the average speed of sound in an air layer between the at least one sensor and the roadway location;
measuring the water level on the roadway location based on the estimated average speed of sound;
determining if the roadway location is impassable based on the detected traffic data and water level; and
mapping the plurality of roadway information by location.

US Pat. No. 9,663,627

AMINE FUNCTIONALIZED POROUS NETWORK

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of tuning a porous network, the method comprising functionalizing a molecular building block of a porous network
with at least one amine, wherein the porous network includes one or more of {[(C2)3-C6H3]2[(CH3)3Si—C6H2-CHO]3}n, where n
is greater than one.

US Pat. No. 9,306,450

HIGH VOLTAGE CHARGE PUMP

King Abdullah University ...

1. A charge pump circuit, comprising:
a plurality of switching stages comprising a first switching stage and a last switching stage, each of the plurality of switching
stages including a clock input, a clock input inverse, a clock output, and a clock output inverse;

a plurality of pumping capacitors, wherein one or more of the plurality of pumping capacitors are coupled to a corresponding
switching stage of the plurality of switching stages; and

a maximum selection circuit coupled to the last switching stage among the plurality of switching stages, the maximum selection
circuit configured to filter noise on the output clock and the output clock inverse of the last switching stage, the maximum
selection circuit further configured to generate a direct current (DC) output voltage based on selection of a maximum of the
output clock and the output clock inverse of the last switching stage.

US Pat. No. 9,224,813

CYLINDRICAL-SHAPED NANOTUBE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a substrate;
a core gate stack on the substrate;
a shell gate stack on the substrate, the shell gate stack being disposed around the core gate stack;
a ring of semiconductor material disposed between the core gate stack and the shell gate stack, the ring comprising a source
region, a drain region, and a channel region,

a first ring of insulating material disposed between the ring of semiconductor material and the core gate stack;
a second ring of insulating material disposed between the ring of semiconductor material and the shell gate stack,
in which each of the core gate stack and the shell gate stack comprise the same layers comprising a stacked first insulating
layer, a conducting layer, and a second insulating layer, in which the conducting layer is positioned between the first insulating
layer and the second insulating layer and at least partially surrounds the channel region.

US Pat. No. 9,457,320

PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR INHIBITING MEMBRANE BIO-FOULING

King Abdullah University ...

1. A process for cleaning and/or regeneration of permeable or semipermeable membranes comprising:
providing a rotating impeller between a high pressure line and a low pressure line, the impeller having an orifice across
its diameter and having adjustable vanes permitting fluid flow between the high pressure line and low pressure line;

allowing depressurization to occur when the orifice is aligned across the high pressure and low pressure lines;
modulating pressure of a feed stream feeding the permeable or semipermeable membrane by
providing intermittent pressure pulses for cleaning and/or regeneration of the permeable or semipermeable membrane by rotating
the impeller, the impeller being configured to provide the intermittent pressure pulses across the membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,203,010

APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR EMBEDDED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An apparatus for generating electricity, the apparatus comprising:
a first thermoelectric material embedded through a first side and a second side of an interface, the first thermoelectric
material having a first end surface disposed in the same plane as the first side and a second end surface disposed in the
same plane as the second side, wherein on each of the first and second sides of the interface the first and second end surfaces
of the first thermoelectric material are directly exposed to ambient environment; and

a second thermoelectric material embedded through the first and second sides of the interface and electrically coupled to
the first thermoelectric material, the second thermoelectric material having a first end surface disposed in the same plane
as the first side and a second end surface disposed in the same plane as the second side, wherein on each of the first and
second sides of the interface the first and second end surfaces of the second thermoelectric material are directly exposed
to ambient environment;

wherein a voltage is output from the first and second thermoelectric materials when ambient temperatures on the first and
second sides of the interface are different.

US Pat. No. 9,090,551

METHODS OF MAKING FORMIC ACID FROM GLYCEROL

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing glycerol, a catalyst, and O2; and

converting glycerol to formic acid in the presence of a catalyst and O2 at a temperature of about 455 K or less, wherein the catalyst is a vanadium-substituted phosphomolybic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,286,579

RESERVATION SYSTEM WITH GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

International Business Ma...

1. A method for providing a reservation system, said method comprising the steps of:
displaying a scalable visualization object, wherein said scalable visualization object comprises:
an expanded view element of said reservation system depicting information in connection with a selected interval of time,
wherein said information in connection with the selected interval of time comprises (i) an account selection element presenting
multiple payment account options that can be selected to use for payment for a potential reservation of the selected interval
of time, and (ii) a presence awareness element to support multiple simultaneous reservations for the selected interval of
time by multiple respective users, wherein the multiple respective users are visually identified by name and by multiple user
characteristics directly on the scalable visualization object, wherein said multiple user characteristics comprise (a) a resource
reserved for the selected interval of time, (b) an assignment on which the respective user is working during the selected
interval of time, (c) an association of the respective user to a given social network group, (d) an association of the respective
user to a given enterprise-related group, and (e) a subject matter area of focus, and wherein said multiple user characteristics
enable the reservation system to facilitate collaborations of multiple users having one or more shared characteristics, and

wherein said expanded view comprises:
a grid comprising:
an x-axis representing said selected interval of time in increments corresponding to at least a minimum duration for which
a reservation can be made;

a y-axis representing at least one item to be reserved, wherein the at least one item comprises a computational resource comprising
node configurations; and

a plurality of grid cells representing information in connection with the at least one item to be reserved, wherein the plurality
of grid cells are demarcated via multiple distinct shadings to represent a corresponding number of multiple distinct variations
in price determined by a variable pricing algorithm and availability for the at least one item to be reserved, wherein (i)
a first shading indicates a more expensive peak pricing, (ii) a second shading indicates less expensive off-peak pricing,
(iii) a third shading indicates an unavailable cell, and (iv) a fourth shading indicates a confirmed reservation; and

a user-configurable lens, wherein said lens is sized by the user to a width that corresponds to a desired duration of a potential
reservation, and wherein said lens is moved across the grid by the user to display a total cost for a corresponding resource
configuration at a time and for the duration specified via user-configuration of the lens; and

a compressed view element of said reservation system depicting information in connection with one or more additional intervals
of time;

displaying, within the context of the expanded view element, two projected budget depletion status representations, wherein:
a first of the two projected budget depletion status representations illustrates a remaining amount of a current user budget
associated with a pending interval of time based on a cost of the user's completed usage history within the pending interval
of time plus a cost of all additional future reservations purchased by the user and scheduled to be completed at a future
instance within the pending interval of time, and

a second of the two projected budget depletion status representations illustrates a remaining amount of the current user budget
associated with the pending interval of time based on the cost of the user's completed usage history within the pending interval
of time, plus the cost of all additional future reservations purchased by the user and scheduled to be completed at a future
instance within the pending interval of time, plus a cost for a given reservation under evaluation by the user;

maintaining a visual context between said expanded view and said compressed view within said visualization object; and
enabling a user to switch between said expanded view and said compressed view to facilitate use of the reservation system.

US Pat. No. 9,266,907

TUNABLE RARE-EARTH FCU-METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

7. A metal organic framework composition comprising: a metal ion component; and a bidentate ligand component having two anionic
binding groups, wherein the two anionic binding groups are oriented 180 degrees from each other; wherein the metal ion component
and the bidentate ligand component associate to form a face-centered cubic network; and wherein the two anionic binding groups
are linked by an hydrophobic group.

US Pat. No. 10,088,152

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COMBUSTION AND MATERIAL SYNTHESIS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A combustion apparatus comprising:a base;
a center member having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a body coupled to the base, where at least a portion of the body is substantially cylindrical;
a tip integral with the body, where at least a portion of the tip is substantially hemispherical; and
a bore concentric with the longitudinal axis of the center member, the bore extending through the body and the tip; and
an outer member comprising:
a body coupled to the base;
a tip integral with the body, where at least a portion of the tip of the center member is farther from the base than the tip of the outer member and the at least a portion of the tip of the outer member is curved toward the tip of the center member; and
a bore concentric with the longitudinal axis of the center member;
where the outer member is positioned such that a channel is defined between the outer member and the center member; and
where the apparatus is configured to:
permit a first fluid to move through the bore of the center member and out of the tip of the center member; and
permit a second fluid to move through the channel and out of the tip of the outer member, and permit the second fluid to flow over the tip of the center member due to the curved tip of the outer member.

US Pat. No. 9,520,293

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE SILICON SUBSTRATE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for making a thin silicon substrate, comprising:
providing a silicon substrate;
forming a first etch stop layer in a bulk portion of the silicon substrate;
forming a second etch stop layer in the bulk portion of the silicon substrate;
forming one or more trenches over the first etch stop layer and the second etch stop layer;
removing the silicon substrate of the bulk portion between the first etch stop layer and the second etch stop layer by delivering
chemical etchant through the formed one or more trenches; and

detaching a top silicon layer from the silicon substrate to form the thin silicon substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,867,151

PACKET STRUCTURE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A multihop network having a plurality of nodes relaying data, comprising:
a source node;
one or more relay nodes; and
a destination node,
wherein the source node is configured to listen to a packet transmissions at a second hop and estimate a number of relay nodes
in the second hop by:

synchronizing with an ongoing second hop transmission of a packet;
extracting values pertaining to a group of subcarriers v1-vNc listed in a RACH area of the packet; and

detecting those subcarriers in the group of subcarriers v1-vNc whose energy content crosses a preset threshold, wherein the estimate of the number of relay nodes K2 in the second hop correspond to a number of the subcarriers in the group that crossed the preset threshold,

wherein the destination node is configured to receive the packet and send an estimate a number of relay nodes Kq in a last hop to the source node by:

extracting values pertaining to the group of subcarriers listed in the RACH area of the packet; and
detecting those subcarriers in the group of subcarriers whose energy content crosses a preset threshold, wherein the estimate
of the number of relay nodes in the last hop correspond to a number of the subcarriers in the group that crossed the preset
threshold,

wherein the source node is further configured to optimize a size of the RACH area based on at least a comparison of the estimate
of the number of relay nodes in the second hop with the number of relay nodes in the last hop.

US Pat. No. 9,715,052

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR COLLOIDAL SUSPENSION FILTERS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A liquid filter system comprising:
a housing wherein the housing comprises an inlet and an outlet, and the housing permits a passage of a laser beam generated
by a laser generator; and

a colloidal suspension solution including a first plurality of silicon nanoclusters, wherein the colloidal suspension solution
is disposed within the housing, wherein the first plurality of silicon nanoclusters in the colloidal suspension solution have
a first oxygen level, and wherein the first plurality of silicon nanoclusters in the colloidal suspension solution are configured
to filter the laser beam absorbing energy from the laser beam at a first wavelength and transmitting energy at a second wavelength;

wherein the colloidal suspension solution further includes a second plurality of amorphous silicon nanoclusters having a second
level of oxygen that is different than the first level of oxygen, wherein the second plurality of amorphous silicon nanoclusters
is added to the colloidal suspension solution to adjust the total oxygen level and therefore the absorption spectrum of the
colloidal suspension solution,

and wherein the housing is configured to circulate the colloidal suspension solution within or through the housing to dissipate
heat released from the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,994,900

COMPOSITE BIOMARKERS FOR NON-INVASIVE SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF COLORECTAL CANCER

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method comprising:(a) measuring, in a sample obtained from an individual, a methylation level in a CpG promoter island of each gene in a set of genes, wherein the set of genes consists of P15.INK4b, somatostatin, GAS7, CNRIP1, PIK3CG, NPY, JAM2, MAL, LAMA1, SLIT2, and RERG, and
(b) administering to the individual a therapy in an amount effective to treat colorectal cancer, wherein the therapy is selected from the group consisting of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, gene therapy, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,920,076

TUNABLE RARE-EARTH FCU-METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A metal-organic framework composition, comprising:
one or more of a hexanuclear metal cluster, each hexanuclear metal cluster comprising one or more of a rare earth metal ion;
and

one or more of a bidentate ligand.

US Pat. No. 9,797,225

DATA COMPRESSION OF HYDROCARBON RESERVOIR SIMULATION GRIDS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer implemented method of compressing reservoir simulation data for reduced data storage requirements, the reservoir
simulation data being representative of a subterranean reservoir organized into a three dimensional grid of reservoir cells
arranged in a set of layers in a vertical dimension of the three dimensional grid, the computer implemented method comprising
the steps of:
selecting a layer from the set of layers in the three dimensional grid;
batch compressing the reservoir simulation grid data of the selected layer to a compressed layer file representation by performing
the steps of:

subdividing the selected layer into a plurality of adjacent domains; and
defining a selected one of the adjacent plurality of domains of the selected layer as a two dimensional surface defined by
corner points of juncture with adjacent domains and boundary tangent vectors of the surface at the corner points of juncture
with adjacent domains;

storing in memory the compressed layer file representation of the selected layer;
repeating the steps of selecting, batch compressing and storing for each of the set of layers of the three dimensional grid;
and

forming a reduced representation of the reservoir from the stored compressed layer file representations of the layers of the
three dimensional grid for analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,743,429

CHANNEL ASSESSMENT SCHEME

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A source node in a multihop network, comprising:
a transmitter circuit that is configured to transmit a packet over a wireless channel; and
a sensor circuit that is configured to assess a correlation of a frequency spectrum of the wireless channel;
wherein the sensor circuit is configured to compute zero-crossings for an auto-covariance of a power spectral density of a
total interference signal;

wherein the sensor circuit determines the wireless channel to be highly correlated when a spacing between the zero-crossings
is larger than a predetermined threshold value;

wherein the sensor circuit determines whether the source node is in a data tones back-off zone by averaging aggregate energy
levels on the data tones, and determines whether to transmit in the wireless channel based on whether the source node is in
the data tones back-off zone;

wherein the sensor circuit determines whether the source node is in a busy tone back-off zone by at least detecting a busy
tone, and further determines whether to transmit in the wireless channel based on whether the source node is in the busy tone
back-off zone; and

wherein the sensor circuit extracts a destination position from the busy tone, and transmits in the wireless channel if an
angle between the source node's destination and that of an ongoing transmission is >?/2, in a case the source node is not
in the data tones back-off zone, and the source node is in the busy tone back-off zone.

US Pat. No. 9,687,788

FORWARD OSMOSIS PROCESS

King Abdullah University ...

7. A forward osmosis fluid purification system which alleviates internal concentration polarization and enhances membrane
performance comprising:
a membrane module including a membrane;
a feed side configured to contain a solution consisting of unpurified solvent;
a pressure control system on the feed side generating and applying an external pressure of 0.25 bar to 20 bar on the feed
side; and

a draw side including a draw solute, wherein the membrane comprises an active layer and a support layer and the active layer
faces the draw side and the external pressure on the feed side being higher than a pressure on the draw side.

US Pat. No. 9,644,005

DIDEMNIN BIOSYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTER IN TISTRELLA MOBILIS

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method of producing a didemnin precursor, didemnin, or didemnin derivative, comprising the steps of:
a) culturing a host cell harboring bacterial didemnin synthesis genes; and
b) recovering said didemnin precursor, didemnin, or didemnin derivative from said host cell,
wherein the host cell is an isolated Tistrella mobilis bacterium having Accession Deposit Number NRRL B-50531 with the depository Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

US Pat. No. 9,600,238

FULLY DIGITAL CHAOTIC DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION-BASED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

King Abdullah University ...

1. A digital circuit, comprising:
three digital state registers; and
three digital logic modules coupled to the three digital state registers, each of the three digital logic modules configured
to:

obtain a plurality of first values from two or more digital state registers of the three digital state registers, where a
first digital logic module of the three digital logic modules obtains two first values of the plurality of first values from
two of the three digital state registers, where a second digital logic module of the three digital logic modules obtains two
first values of the plurality of first values from two of the three digital state registers, and where a third digital logic
module of the three digital logic modules obtains three first values of the plurality of first values from the three digital
state registers;

determine a corresponding second value based upon the two or three first values obtained by that digital logic module and
a chaotic differential equation; and

provide the corresponding second value as a respective input to set a state of a corresponding one of the three digital state
registers;

where the three digital logic modules are configured to determine the corresponding second values according to a Runge-Kutta
Fourth-order numerical solution, a mid-point numerical solution, or an Euler numerical solution to the chaotic differential
equation.

US Pat. No. 9,911,328

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ROADWAY MONITORING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system to monitor traffic and roadway water conditions, the system comprising:
an ad hoc network including plural ultrasound sensors,
an ultrasound sensor of the plural ultrasound sensors comprising (i) a wireless communication device, (ii) an ultrasound transducer,
and (iii) a remote infrared temperature sensor,

wherein the ultrasound transducer is configured to monitor traffic conditions and the remote infrared temperature sensor is
configured to measure (1) a local temperature and (2) a remote temperature of an air layer between the ultrasound sensor and
ground, wherein the ultrasound sensor estimates a speed of sound in the air layer, which is used to measure roadway water
conditions; and

a central computer configured to receive roadway condition information from the ultrasound sensor, wherein the roadway condition
information includes the traffic conditions and the roadway water conditions,

wherein the plural ultrasound sensors are distributed along plural streets, and
wherein the central computer is configured to calculate a route, for a vehicle, from a start location to an end location,
based on the traffic conditions and the roadway water conditions, to avoid heavy traffic and streets with impassable flooding.

US Pat. No. 9,841,192

STANDING DETONATION WAVE ENGINE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for detonating a mixture of fuel and oxidizer, the method comprising:
introducing an oxidizer to a detonation engine through a first inlet;
introducing a fuel to the detonation engine through a second inlet, wherein the first and second inlets are collinear with
a common axis;

accelerating the oxidizer through a first nozzle;
accelerating the fuel through a second nozzle;
directing the oxidizer against a first side of a separator and radially outward from the common axis;
directing the fuel against a second side of the separator, the second side being opposite the first side, and radially outward
from the common axis;

detonating the mixture of the fuel and the oxidizer at a distance from the common axis, within a cylindrical detonation region,
to produce combustion products; and

passing the combustion products over a turbine to rotate the turbine,
wherein the turbine is mounted with first and second bearings attached to the first and second inlets, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,772,412

LAND STREAMER SURVEYING USING MULTIPLE SOURCES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system for seismic surveying, comprising:
a land streamer including a plurality of receivers spaced between a proximal end and a distal end of the land streamer, the
plurality of receivers comprising a proximal end receiver located at the proximal end of the land streamer and a distal end
receiver located at the distal end of the land streamer;

a first shot source located in-line with the plurality of receivers and adjacent to the proximal end receiver of the land
streamer, where the land streamer has a fixed overall length from the first shot source to the distal end receiver of the
land streamer; and

a second shot source located in-line with the plurality of receivers of the land streamer and the first shot source, where
the second shot source is located on a side of the first shot source opposite the proximal end of the land streamer and separated
from the first shot source by the fixed overall length.

US Pat. No. 10,059,609

ANAEROBIC ELECTROCHEMICAL MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR AND PROCESS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An anaerobic electrochemical membrane bioreactor for treating wastewater comprising:a vessel into which wastewater is introduced;
an anode electrode in the vessel containing electrochemically active microorganisms that oxidizes organic compounds in the wastewater; and
a cathode membrane electrode in the vessel suitable for catalyzing the hydrogen evolution reaction to generate hydrogen and containing hydrogenotrophic methanogens that anaerobically generate an energy containing gas,
wherein the cathode membrane electrode includes a membrane structure configured to pass a liquid through the membrane while retaining the electrochemically active microorganisms and the hydrogenotrophic methanogens in the vessel, and
wherein the cathode membrane electrode includes a conductive porous hollow fiber, wherein the conductive porous hollow fiber is a filter for the liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,588,245

EFFICIENT WAVEFIELD EXTRAPOLATION IN ANISOTROPIC MEDIA

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for wavefield extrapolation, comprising:
determining, in a computing device, an effective isotropic velocity model based upon a kinematic geometrical representation
of an anisotropic, poroelastic or viscoelastic wavefield;

extrapolating, in the computing device, an equivalent propagation of an anisotropic, poroelastic or viscoelastic wavefield
using isotopic, acoustic or elastic operators based upon the effective isotropic velocity model; and

providing the equivalent propagation of the anisotropic, poroelastic or viscoelastic wavefield for display.
US Pat. No. 10,041,124

METHYLATION BIOMARKERS FOR OVARIAN CANCER

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method comprising:measuring, in a DNA sample from ovarian stroma, ovarian surface epithelial cells, or both, a methylation level in a CpG promoter island of each gene in a set of genes, wherein the set of genes consists of CYP39A1, DAPK1, CAV1, ARMCX1, ROCK1, MED1, SFRP1, and CCND2, and optionally any one or more of CDKN1B, MLH1, MED1, PEGS, BEX4, SPARC11, ARMCX2, PLAGL1, RAD51C, SOCS2, RARRES1, UCHL1 and DIRAS.

US Pat. No. 9,853,270

NANOSTRUCTURED METAL ORGANIC MATERIAL ELECTRODE SEPARATORS AND METHODS THEREFOR

King Abdullah University ...

1. A nanostructured electrode separator, consisting essentially of:
a metal organic material,
wherein the nanostructured electrode separator is attached to a surface of a manganese oxide electrode, is a phase-pure material,
and serves as an electrical insulator between the manganese oxide electrode and a second electrode and has an average pore
diameter less than 20 nm and greater than 10 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,853,088

ALL-PRINTED PAPER MEMORY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming a paper-based substrate memory device, comprising:
coating one or more areas of a paper substrate with a conductor material to form a first electrode of the memory device;
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of material to serve as a switching medium over one or more areas of the conductor
material;

depositing, with at least one printer, at least one diode onto the switching medium layer; and
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of a metal onto the at least one diode to form a second electrode of the memory
device,

wherein the at least one diode is deposited onto one or more selected areas of the switching medium layer, the diode deposited
by depositing a first material ink having a first fermi level onto the switching medium layer and next depositing a second
material ink having a second fermi level onto the first material ink, the second fermi level being different than the first
fermi level.

US Pat. No. 9,655,905

TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of treating an individual with sickle cell disease, comprising the step of delivering to the individual a therapeutically
effective amount of Hydroxyfasudil.

US Pat. No. 9,650,494

POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MAKING NANOCOMPOSITES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A polymer nanocomposite, comprising:
a polymer selected from the group consisting of: polyetherimide (PEI) polymer, polyether sulfone (PES), polyaryletherketone
(PAEK), and general engineering plastic such as polycarbonate (PC), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT);

an ionic liquid; and
carbon nanotubes.
US Pat. No. 9,447,008

ACETONE PRODUCTION USING SILICON NANOPARTICLES AND CATALYST COMPOSITIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of making acetone, comprising:
mixing silicon nanocrystals with an alcohol to form a catalytic mixture; and
mixing the catalytic mixture with water, wherein the silicon nanocrystals, alcohol, and water react to form acetone.

US Pat. No. 10,124,658

VEHICLE RESCUE SYSTEM

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A vehicle rescue system, comprising:a gas chamber configured to attach to a vehicle, the gas chamber comprising an enclosed cavity and a port;
a gas tube connected to the gas chamber via the port, the gas tube being filled with a gas; and
an inflation control module attached to the gas chamber, the inflation control module being configured to control a release of the gas from the gas tube into the gas chamber through the port, wherein releasing the gas inflates the gas chamber,
wherein the inflation control module includes a wireless transceiver that receives a wireless signal to control the release of the gas from the gas tube.

US Pat. No. 9,976,913

THERMAL HISTORY DEVICES, SYSTEMS FOR THERMAL HISTORY DETECTION, AND METHODS FOR THERMAL HISTORY DETECTION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A field effect transistor for temperature history detection comprising:a substrate;
a gate electrode positioned on the substrate and made of a material with conductive properties;
a gate dielectric positioned over the gate electrode, wherein the gate dielectric is an insulator;
a gate channel that includes a nanowire formed over the gate dielectric;
a source electrode connected at one end of the nanowire; and
a drain electrode connected at another end of the nanowire,
wherein the nanowire is configured to convert from p-type conduction to n-type conduction at a transition temperature associated with a volume of the nanowire.

US Pat. No. 9,971,050

GENERALIZED INTERNAL MULTIPLE IMAGING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for imaging subsurface features using a seismic surface recording, comprising:generating, by a computing device, a higher order internal multiple image from internal multiples data from a collected seismic surface recording including data scattered by multiple subsurface scatterers using a background Green's function without modeling subsurface scatterers;
rendering, by the computing device, the higher order internal multiple image for presentation by a display device; and
graphically displaying the higher order multiple image on the display device, with said image differentiating subsurface structures.

US Pat. No. 9,746,367

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR LAGRANGIAN MONITORING OF FLOODING CONDITIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A Lagrangian probe, comprising:
a transmitter chip for generating a signal;
an antenna for transmitting the signal;
memory with a unique identification; and
a controller circuit, integrating the transmitter chip, the antenna, and the memory, for controlling functions of the Lagrangian
probe,

wherein the Lagrangian probe is configured to float in flooding waters above a roadway to monitor flooding conditions on the
roadway, and

wherein the Lagrangian probe is prepositioned proximate to a flood location at a flood sensor proximate to the location of
the roadway; and

wherein the flood sensor is configured to autonomously release the Lagrangian probe when a prerequisite flooding condition
is detected by the flood sensor at the flood location.

US Pat. No. 9,646,211

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CROWD COUNTING AND TRACKING

King Abdullah University ...

1. A sensing device comprising:
a depth stream sensor that collects depth stream data;
a local processor configured to receive the depth stream data from the depth stream sensor, wherein the local processor executes
instructions stored on a non-transitory medium to implement a plurality of modules utilized to analyze the depth stream data,
the modules including:

a spatial analysis module connected to receive and analyze the depth stream data on a frame by frame basis, wherein the spatial
analysis module that iteratively identifies objects of interest within each frame by locating a local minimum depth value
pixel associated with the depth stream data and utilizing depth data of neighboring pixels to select pixels to be included
as part of the identified object of interest, removes the identified object of interest from the frame being analyzed and
repeats until all objects of interest have been identified and removed;

an object classifier module that receives extracted objects of interest from the spatial analysis module and utilizes one
or more features to verify whether extracted objects represent desired objects of interest, wherein extracted objects that
do not correspond with a desired object of interest are discarded; and

an analytics module that detects events based on the verified objects of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,515,245

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ON-CHIP THERMOELECTRICITY GENERATION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A thermoelectric device, comprising:
a first thermoelectric region;
a second thermoelectric region, wherein the first thermoelectric region and the second thermoelectric region are configured
to generate electric current when there is a thermal difference between the first thermoelectric region and the second thermoelectric
region;

a first conductor having a bottom surface directly abutting a top surface of a substrate, the first conductor coupling the
first thermoelectric region to the second thermoelectric region;

a second conductor coupled to the first thermoelectric region;
a third conductor coupled to the second thermoelectric region;
a fourth conductor directly connected to a top surface of the second conductor and a top surface of the substrate, the fourth
conductor coupling the second conductor to the substrate; and

a fifth conductor directly connected to a top surface of the third conductor and a top surface of the substrate, the fifth
conductor coupling the third conductor to the substrate,

wherein the substrate comprises a heat source, the thermoelectric device being fabricated directly on top of the heat source,
and

wherein the second conductor and the third conductor are configured to deliver, via the fourth and fifth conductors, respectively,
the generated electric current from the first thermoelectric region and the second thermoelectric region to a power control
module.

US Pat. No. 9,355,873

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLEANING PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A solar panel cleaning apparatus comprising:
one or more rotatable brushes each having a rotational axis;
a track coupled to the one or more rotatable brushes and configured to guide the one or more rotatable brushes along a path,
where the path is in a direction of travel, wherein the direction of travel is not perpendicular to the rotational axis; and

a drive configured to move each of the one or more rotatable brushes in the direction of travel.
US Pat. No. 10,100,149

METHOD OF PREPARING WELL-DEFINED POLYPEPTIDES VIA ROP

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A process for living ring-opening polymerization comprising exposing an ?-amino acid N-carboxyanhydride monomers to an initiator having a formula NH2CH2[CH2NHCH2]nCH2NH2, wherein n is an integer with value of 1-3 to form an amino acid polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,048,211

ANALYTIC DEVICE INCLUDING NANOSTRUCTURES

King Abdullah University ...

1. A device for detecting an analyte in a sample comprising:an array including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a nanochain comprising:
a first nanostructure,
a second nanostructure, and
a third nanostructure,
wherein size of the first nanostructure is larger than that of the second nanostructure and the third nanostructure, and
wherein the first nanostructure, the second nanostructure, and the third nanostructure are positioned on a substrate, and when the nanochain is excited by an energy, an optical field between the second nanostructure and the third nanostructure is stronger than an optical field between the first nanostructure and the second nanostructure,
a sample being received by the array; and
a detector arranged to collect spectral data from a plurality of pixels of the array.
US Pat. No. 9,982,307

METHYLATION BIOMARKERS FOR BREAST CANCER

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising:measuring, in a DNA sample obtained from a patient, methylation level in a CpG promoter island of each gene in a set of genes, wherein the set of genes consists of FOXC1, ARFGEF1, CREBBP, MSH6, ARHGEF7,GNG4, RPIA, SLC2A14, BTG3, EDNRB, PRDM16, HS3ST2, ITGA9, CDH1, Hoxa7, BMP6, CD40, and TNFRSF8.

US Pat. No. 9,944,751

TRIPTYCENE-BASED LADDER MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, METHODS OF MAKING EACH, AND METHODS OF USE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A composition, comprising:a triptycene-based ladder polymer having the following structure:
wherein n is 1 to 10,000, wherein Ar is a substituted or un-substituted aromatic moiety, wherein each of R1 and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, a halogen, a substituted or un-substituted, branched or linear methyl, ethyl, or propyl group, a substituted or un-substituted aryl group, a substituted or un-substituted heteroaryl group, and a substituted or un-substituted phenyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,755,403

CONTROLLING THE EMISSION WAVELENGTH IN GROUP III-V SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of modifying the emission wavelength of a semiconductor quantum well laser diode having at least one quantum well
layer and at least two barrier layers, the method comprising the steps of:
(i) depositing a dielectric layer onto the semiconductor quantum well laser diode, wherein the dielectric layer has a thickness
effective to induce a strain in the quantum well layer;

(ii) annealing the quantum well laser diode at an elevated temperature with respect to room temperature for a period of time
sufficient to relax at least some of the strain in the quantum well layer, thereby modifying the emission wavelength of the
semiconductor quantum well laser diode.

US Pat. No. 10,099,948

SPIRAL-SHAPED DISINFECTION REACTORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A disinfection reactor comprising:a body defining:
a mixing chamber centrally located in the body;
an inlet fluidly connected to the mixing chamber, the inlet separated from the mixing chamber by a wall, wherein the mixing chamber is fluidly connected to the inlet by fluid overflowing the wall;
an outlet opening; and
a spiral flow path extending between the inlet and the outlet opening;
where a radius of curvature of the spiral flow path increases along the spiral flow path from the inlet to the outlet opening; and
where the mixing chamber is configured to directly receive water and a disinfectant from outside the reactor, and the water and the disinfectant overflow the wall from the mixing chamber to the inlet, and the water is exposed to the disinfectant as the water flows through the spiral flow path.

US Pat. No. 9,972,200

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING ESTIMATION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system for estimating traffic signal timing, comprising:a computer processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium containing instructions directing the system to execute steps comprising:
extracting one or more trajectories of a vehicle from probe data;
matching the one or more trajectories to a map, wherein the map comprises one or more intersections and the one or more trajectories passes through the one or more intersections;
determining one or more traffic signal cycles of a traffic light at the one or more intersections; and
computing a signal timing estimation for the traffic light, based on an optimization of a score function,
wherein the score function is a function of (1) an offset parameter and (2) the one or more traffic signal cycles for the traffic light at the one or more intersections,
wherein the score function is a product of terms, each term being a sum of exponentials, and
wherein the offset parameter accounts for an unknown starting time of a cycle of the traffic light at the one or more intersections.
US Pat. No. 9,963,688

HEAVY METAL RESISTANT ESTERASE

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CA...

1. A chimeric or fusion polypeptide having esterase activity, wherein the polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence that has at least 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and a heterologous amino acid sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,840,514

DIANHYDRIDES, POLYIMIDES, METHODS OF MAKING EACH, AND METHODS OF USE

King Abdullah University ...

1. A composition, comprising:
an aromatic dianhydride having the following structure:
wherein each R1, R2, and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of: a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, alkyl group,
wherein Ar2 is selected from the group consisting of: an aryl group, a polyaromatic group, and a heteroaryl group where each are substituted
or unsubstituted.
US Pat. No. 9,747,413

ADAPTIVE PROCESSING FOR SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system, comprising:
at least one computing device; and
an application executed in the at least one computing device, the application comprising:
logic that obtains a plurality of database sequences;
logic that orders the plurality of database sequences;
logic that determines a splitting ratio associated with the ordered plurality of database sequences, where the splitting ratio
separates the ordered plurality of database sequences into a first portion of the ordered plurality of database sequences
associated with at least one central processing unit (CPU) and a second portion of the ordered plurality of database sequences
associated with a graphical processing unit (GPU), where the length of the database sequences of the first portion of the
ordered plurality of database sequences are shorter than the length of the database sequences of the second portion of the
ordered plurality of database sequences;

logic that assigns the first portion of the ordered plurality of database sequences to the at least one CPU for sequencing
by the at least one CPU; and

logic that assigns the second portion of database sequences to the GPU for sequencing by the GPU.

US Pat. No. 9,606,220

SATELLITE AND ACOUSTIC TRACKING DEVICE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An unmanned surface vessel for tracking an acoustic transmitter attached to a marine animal or object, comprising:
a surface vessel, wherein the vessel is configured to track and follow the movement of an acoustic transmitter attached to
a marine animal or object;

a two-way communication module attached to the vessel, wherein the communication module is configured to communicate with
a remote communication station;

a GPS receiver attached to the vessel, wherein the GPS receiver receives location-based information from a global positioning
system;

an acoustic hydrophone attached to a bottom surface of the vessel, wherein the acoustic hydrophone is configured to receive
an acoustic signal transmitted from the acoustic transmitter attached to the marine animal or object, and wherein the acoustic
hydrophone is part of a three-element hydrophone array;

a microprocessor attached to the three-element hydrophone array; and
a propulsion system attached to the bottom surface of the vessel, wherein the propulsion system is configured to enable the
vessel to follow the movement of the acoustic transmitter,

wherein the three-element hydrophone array produces a sextant, and
wherein the microprocessor determines a location of the acoustic transmitter by determining a sequential order of the acoustic
signal received by each hydrophone element and associating the sequential order to a portion of the sextant.

US Pat. No. 10,088,370

HIGH REPETITION RATE THERMOMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A sensor system, comprising:a laser configured to produce chirped pulses at a constant wavelength;
a function generator coupled to the laser to provide a pulse train to the laser to produce the chirped pulses at the constant wavelength;
at least one detector configured to receive a measurement beam from the laser,
wherein the sensor system is configured to record an intrapulse absorption spectrum using the measurement beam, and
wherein the intrapulse absorption spectrum includes at least two spectral lines within one of the chirped pulses; and
a computer configured to determine an instantaneous temperature based on the intrapulse absorption spectrum within one of the chirped pulses by
calculating first and second areas corresponding to the two spectral lines,
computing a ratio of the first and second areas, and
determining the instantaneous temperature based on the ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,013,607

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION, ANALYSIS, AND/OR DE-NOISING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of constructing an image from a signal, comprising:interpreting the signal as a potential of a Schrödinger operator, wherein the signal contains at least a first component associated with a first set of functions and a second component associated with a second set of functions;
decomposing the signal into first squared eigenfunctions associated with the first set of functions from second squared eigenfunctions associated with the second set of functions;
reducing a design parameter of the Schrödinger operator;
reconstructing and analyzing the signal with, in part, semi-classical analysis, which includes,
analyzing a first discrete spectrum of the Schrödinger operator for the first set of functions and a second discrete spectrum of the Schrödinger operator for the second set of functions; and
combining the analysis of the first and second discrete spectra to construct the image,
wherein the image is generated with a processor as a magnetic resonance image or as a tomographic image.

US Pat. No. 10,001,448

GAS SENSOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A gas sensor comprising:a first gas sensing region comprising
a first pair of electrodes, wherein at least one of the first pair of electrodes is multilayered;
a first gas sensitive material proximate to the first pair of electrodes, wherein the first gas sensitive material comprises a first metal organic framework material;
an interfacial layer between the first pair of electrodes and the first gas sensitive material, wherein the interfacial layer is an adhesion layer or passivation layer; and
a first filter layer on top of the first gas sensitive material for enhancing the selectivity of the gas sensor, wherein the first filter layer is a metal organic framework; and
a monitor module electrically connected to the first pair of electrodes and configured to monitor at least one electrical property of the first gas sensitive material, wherein the electrical property includes capacitance.

US Pat. No. 9,774,354

GENERATION OF CORRELATED FINITE ALPHABET WAVEFORMS USING GAUSSIAN RANDOM VARIABLES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:
mapping, with a processing device, an input signal comprising Gaussian random variables (RVs) onto finite-alphabet non-constant-envelope
(FANCE) symbols using a predetermined mapping function, wherein a relationship between cross-correlation coefficients of the
Gaussian RVs (?pq) and the corresponding mapping onto the FANCE symbols (?pq) is given by

where ?n(?m) is a Kummer confluent hypergeometric function for delimiters ?m for M regions of the FANCE symbols; and
transmitting FANCE waveforms through a uniform linear array of radar antenna elements to obtain a corresponding beampattern,
the FANCE waveforms based upon the mapping of the Gaussian RVs onto the FANCE symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,751,985

TRIPTYCENE-BASED DIANHYDRIDES, POLYIMIDES, METHODS OF MAKING EACH, AND METHODS OF USE

King Abdullah University ...

1. A composition, comprising:
a triptycene-based aromatic polyimide having the following structure:
wherein n is 1 to 10,000 wherein X is:
wherein Y is a divalent organic group, wherein AR is a substituted or un-substituted aromatic moiety, wherein R1 is a substituted
or un-substituted branched alkyl group, wherein R2 is hydrogen, a substituted or un-substituted alkyl group, substituted or
un-substituted branched alkyl group, or substituted or un-substituted phenyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,085,967

TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method of treating an individual with sickle cell disease, comprising the step of delivering to the individual a therapeutically effective amount of Isocoronarin D.

US Pat. No. 9,835,561

ANALYTIC DEVICE INCLUDING NANOSTRUCTURES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A device for detecting an analyte in a sample comprising:
an array including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a nanochain comprising:
a first nanostructure,
a second nanostructure, and
a third nanostructure,
wherein size of the first nanostructure is larger than that of the second nanostructure, and size of the second nanostructure
is larger than that of the third nanostructure, and

wherein the first nanostructure, the second nanostructure, and the third nanostructure are positioned on a substrate such
that when the nanochain is excited by an energy, an optical field between the second nanostructure and the third nanostructure
is stronger than an optical field between the first nanostructure and the second nanostructure,

wherein the array is configured to receive a sample; and
a detector arranged to collect spectral data from a plurality of pixels of the array.

US Pat. No. 9,804,105

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING WATER-CUT OF A FLUID MIXTURE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A water-cut sensor system comprising:
a cylindrical pipe for routing the flow of a production fluid comprising a mixture of oil and water;
a microwave resonator water-cut sensor comprising:
a T-resonator disposed on a first side of a cylindrical pipe, the T resonator comprising:
a feed line comprising a conductive material disposed about a first portion of an external surface of the cylindrical pipe
extending in a circumferential direction about the cylindrical pipe;

an open shunt stub comprising a conductive material disposed on a second portion of the external surface of the cylindrical
pipe extending in a longitudinal direction along the cylindrical pipe, the open shunt stub being conductively coupled to the
feed line;

an input terminal located at a first end of the feed line; and
an output terminal located at a second end of the feed line;
a ground conductor disposed on a second side of the cylindrical pipe that is opposite the first side, the ground conductor
comprising:

a ground plane comprising a conductive material disposed on a third portion of the external surface of the cylindrical pipe
extending in the longitudinal direction along the cylindrical pipe, wherein the third portion of the external surface of the
pipe is opposite the second portion of the external surface of the pipe such that the open shunt stub is disposed on the first
side of the cylindrical pipe and the ground plane is disposed on the second side of the cylindrical pipe that is opposite
the first side; and

a ground ring comprising a conductive material disposed on a fourth portion of the external surface of the cylindrical pipe
extending in a circumferential direction about the pipe, the ground ring being conductively coupled to the ground plane, and
the first portion overlapping the fourth portion such that the feed line overlaps the ground ring; and

a separator comprising a dielectric material disposed between the feed line and the portion of the ground ring overlapped
by the feed line, the separator being configured to electrically isolate the T-resonator from the ground conductor; and

a measurement system configured to:
introduce, to the feed line of the T-resonator via the input terminal, source signals of different frequencies;
sense, from the feed line of the T-resonator via the output terminal, response signals corresponding to the source signals;
determine a resonance frequency of the microwave resonator water-cut sensor based at least in part on the source signals and
the response signals; and

determine a percentage of oil or water in the fluid based at least in part on the resonance frequency of the microwave resonator
water-cut sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,791,274

MEMS MASS-SPRING-DAMPER SYSTEMS USING AN OUT-OF-PLANE SUSPENSION SCHEME

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A MEMS accelerometer, comprising:
a proof mass;
plural anchors distributed in a plane; and
a plurality of suspensions, the suspensions connecting between the proof mass and the plural anchors;
wherein a longest length of said plurality of suspensions extends out from said plane defined by said plural anchors, and
wherein said proof mass is located at least partially directly on top of said plural anchors.

US Pat. No. 9,708,199

GRAFTED MEMBRANES AND SUBSTRATES HAVING SURFACES WITH SWITCHABLE SUPEROLEOPHILICITY AND SUPEROLEOPHOBICITY AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

King Abdullah University ...

1. A surface-modified material for removing oil from water comprising a substrate having a plurality of embedded silica or
metal oxide nanostructures; wherein the nanostructures are covalently bonded to a polymer through a quaternized amine such
that the surface of the surface-modified material is oleophilic and/or hydrophobic at a first condition and oleophobic and/or
hydrophilic at a second condition, and wherein the polymer comprises a block copolymer with (a) at least one wettability-responsive
block and (b) at least one hydrophobic and oleophilic block, wherein the wettability responsive block is polypyrrole, poly(2-vinylpyridine),
or poly(4-vinylpyridine), wherein the substrate has a different chemical composition than the polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,976,187

METHYLATION BIOMARKERS FOR PROSTATE CANCER

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising:a) obtaining a DNA sample from a patient, and
b) measuring, in the DNA sample, a methylation value in a regulatory region of each gene of a set of genes wherein the set consists of GSTP1, CYP27A1, CRYAB, EFS, GSTM2, NBL1, GPRC5B, WFDC2, FCGRT, VAT1, ITM2C, ID4 and C9orf125.

US Pat. No. 10,099,974

XYLENE ISOMERIZATION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A process for removing p-xylene from a feed stream, comprising the steps of:a) providing a feed stream including a mixture of xylene isomers, wherein the mixture includes at least p-xylene;
b) extracting p-xylene from the feed stream using an extractor to produce a p-xylene rich stream and a p-xylene deprived stream;
c) delivering the p-xylene deprived stream to an isomerization unit including an acidic sulfonated catalytic membrane, wherein the membrane includes Nafion-H and is used in an pervaporation process to produce an isomerized product including a higher proportion of p-xylene than in the p-xylene deprived stream delivered to the isomerization unit; and
d) admixing the isomerized product with the feed stream for delivery to the extractor.

US Pat. No. 9,937,459

MATERIALS FOR GAS CAPTURE, METHODS OF MAKING MATERIALS FOR GAS CAPTURE, AND METHODS OF CAPTURING GAS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of removing CO2, comprising:providing a nitridated silica material, wherein the nitridated silica material is formed using ammonia and has a plurality of silicon-amine groups; and
exposing the nitridated silica material to CO2, wherein at least a portion of the CO2 is captured by the nitridated silica material.
US Pat. No. 9,914,974

MOLECULAR BIOMARKER SET FOR EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method of identifying an individual to be treated for ovarian cancer, consisting of: a) detecting expression levels of
TFAP2A, E2F5, and CA125from a sample obtained from the individual; b) selecting the individual for treatment when expression
levels of TFAP2A, E2F5, and CA125 are higher relative to the expression levels of TFAP2A, E2F5, and CA125 from a control;
and c) administering to the individual a treatment for ovarian cancer, wherein the treatment for ovarian cancer is selected
from the group consisting of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

US Pat. No. 10,068,345

IMAGE SERIES ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining a sequence of images of an object with an imaging detector, wherein at least two consecutive images of the sequence of images are spatially shifted relative to each other;
receiving the sequence of images of the object at a processor, wherein the sequence of images has a mean count of electrons per pixel per image smaller than 0.67;
transforming, by the processor, each image in the sequence of images into a Fourier domain using a Fourier transform to generate a corresponding plurality of Fourier transformed images;
calculating, by the processor, an amplitude filtered pattern in the Fourier domain based on amplitude components of the plurality of Fourier transformed images;
determining, by the processor, spatial shifts for pairs of consecutive images in the sequence of images using the amplitude filtered pattern;
aligning, by the processor, images in the sequence of images based on the determined spatial shifts; and
summing, by the processor, the aligned images to form an image-shift-corrected summed image.

US Pat. No. 10,061,189

STEREO-PANORAMIC DATA

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

2. A method, comprising:determining a stereocomplexity (Sc) of stereoscopic panoramic data, wherein the Sc is based at least in part upon a norm of a stereo-differential between stereo pairs of the stereoscopic panoramic data;
determining a step size based on the Sc;
determining a data-capture location on a desired path based on the determined Sc, wherein in the data-capture location is determined based on the step size; and
instructing a robotic maneuvering platform (RMP) to move to the data-capture location.

US Pat. No. 9,768,888

INTEGRATED PASSIVE AND WIRELESS SENSOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A sensor apparatus comprising:
at least one input transducer for receiving a signal and generating surface acoustic waves from the signal;
a first surface acoustic wave propagation path for receiving a first surface acoustic wave from the at least one input transducer,
the first surface acoustic wave propagation path including a first reflector transducer coupled with or operating as a first
sensor; and

a second surface acoustic wave propagation path for receiving a second surface acoustic wave from the at least one input transducer,
the second surface acoustic wave propagation path including a second reflector transducer operating as a second sensor and
coupled with a third sensor,

wherein the first and second sensors are selected from the group consisting of a humidity sensor a temperature sensor, and
combinations thereof,

wherein the third sensor includes a magnetic field sensor that is a magneto-impedance sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,067,078

TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE SAMPLE ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method, comprising:applying an electron beam to a sample;
obtaining an image of the sample with the applied electron beam;
automatically determining an orientation of the sample relative to the sample's zone axis based on a distribution of reflections in the image; and
automatically adjusting the orientation of the sample to align with the sample's zone axis based on the determined orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,968,549

MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED PERMEABILITY MEMBRANES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A delivery device comprising:a reservoir that contains a bioactive material to be delivered to a patient;
a thermoresponsive polymer membrane covering the reservoir; and
a plurality of magnetic nanowires distributed within the thermoresponsive polymer membrane,
wherein the plurality of magnetic nanowires responds to a magnetic field whereby a permeability of the thermoresponsive polymer membrane is altered in a presence of the magnetic field such that the bioactive material is released from the reservoir by passing through the plurality of magnetic nanowires and the thermoresponsive polymer membrane in an altered condition and not in an unaltered condition.

US Pat. No. 9,963,411

UTILIZATION AND RECYCLING OF EMITTED CARBON DIOXIDE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for producing oxygenated hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide comprising combining hydrogen gas and a carbon dioxide containing-gas in a hydrogenation reactor in the presence of a catalyst under conditions for forming a reaction mixture comprising oxygenated hydrocarbons, wherein the catalyst comprises copper, gallium, and mesoporous silica.

US Pat. No. 10,342,027

SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR LINEAR NETWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A link scheduling controller device comprising:a controller that assigns different duration slots to a plurality of sensor nodes within a linear wireless sensor network; and
a transmitter that communicates a schedule of the assigned duration slots to the respective sensor nodes within the linear wireless sensor network,
wherein the controller calculates the different duration slots to minimize an average power consumption of the plurality of sensor nodes, based on a search matrix X, and subject to an upper bound on a total length of the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,308,572

PROCESS FOR COMPOUND TRANSFORMATION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of hydrocarbon metathesis, comprising:contacting a partially dehydroxylated metal oxide with a molecular solution including an organometallic compound and one or more hydrocarbons to form a mixture; and
heating that mixture to or at a temperature of at least about 100° C. sufficient to generate a catalyst in situ and achieve hydrocarbon metathesis in a one-pot protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,312,743

RF-TO-DC POWER CONVERTERS FOR WIRELESS POWERING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A radio frequency to direct current (RF-to-DC) converter, comprising:first and second RF ports;
first and second pairs of pumping capacitors, the first pair of pumping capacitors being connected in parallel to the first RF port, and the second pair of pumping capacitors being connected in parallel to the second RF port;
a fully cross-coupled rectification circuit connected between the first and second pairs of pumping capacitors, the fully cross-coupled rectification circuit including a first pair of rectifying transistors and a second pair of rectifying transistors; and
a feedback circuit configured to provide feedback bias signals to gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors via feedback branch elements,
wherein the first and second pairs of the pumping capacitors are connected to gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors and to gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors so that the gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors are decoupled from the gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors, and
wherein the gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors are biased with the feedback bias signals independent of the gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,297,318

COMPENSATED READOUT OF A MEMRISTOR ARRAY, A MEMRISTOR ARRAY READOUT CIRCUIT, AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising:selecting a row of a memristor array associated with a desired memory cell;
measuring a value of a leakage current associated with the selected memristor row;
selecting a column of a memristor array associated with the desired memory cell, wherein the selection of the column and the selection of the row selects the desired memory cell;
measuring a value of (1) the leakage current associated with the memristor selected row and (2) a current associated with the selected desired cell; and
determining a value of the desired memory cell based on (1) the value of the leakage current of the selected memristor row and (2) the value of the current of the selected desired memory cell,
wherein the leakage current associated with the memristor selected row and the current associated with the selected desired cell are measured with first to fourth transistors and first and second capacitors.
US Pat. No. 10,253,048

TUNABLE RARE-EARTH FCU-METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A metal-organic framework composition, comprising:a plurality of hexanuclear clusters including one or more rare earth metal ions, wherein at least one hexanuclear cluster associates with twelve hexanuclear clusters to form a metal-organic framework; wherein the hexanuclear clusters are associated by bidentate ligands; wherein the bidentate ligands include one or more of carboxylates, trizolates, tetrazolates, pyrazolates, and fluoros.

US Pat. No. 10,130,908

ZEOLITE-LIKE METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK MEMBRANE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A thin film membrane comprising a substrate and a continuous zeolite-like metal-organic framework (ZMOF) thin film inter-grown on the substrate, wherein the thin film membrane has a selectivity for CO2 over H2.

US Pat. No. 10,382,769

REAL-TIME LOSSLESS COMPRESSION OF DEPTH STREAMS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A Z-lossless (ZLS) compression method, comprising:generating compacted depth information Iij by condensing information of a depth image and a compressed binary representation of the depth image using histogram compaction;
applying a spatial prediction to the compacted depth information Iij to generate predictions ?ij;
removing the predictions ?ij from the compacted depth information Iij to produce a group of residuals ?ij?;
identifying leading 1-bits and truncates in the group of residuals ?ij? of depth image data, the group of residuals in binary format comprising a plurality of bitplanes;
determining a verbatim truncate series from the truncates identified in the group of residuals; and
determining a 0-run sequence for individual bitplanes of the plurality of bitplanes based upon the leading 1-bits identified in the group of residuals.

US Pat. No. 10,328,380

METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK ABSORBENT PLATFORMS FOR REMOVAL OF CO2 AND H2S FROM NATURAL GAS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method of capturing chemical species from a fluid composition, the method comprisingcontacting a first metal organic framework characterized by the formula [MaMbF6-n(O/H2O)w(Ligand)x(solvent)y]z with a fluid composition including at least carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, where Ma is Ni2+; Mb is Al3+, Fe3+, V3+ or Nb5+; Ligand is pyrazine; n is 1; w is 1; x is 2; v is 0 to 4; solvent is a guest molecule; and z is at least equal to 1; and
capturing carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from the fluid composition.

US Pat. No. 10,301,543

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING QUANTUM DOTS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming a quantum dot (QD), comprising: a) mixing a solution A comprising solutes of precursor A with a solution B comprising solutes of precursor B to form solution C; b) flowing solution C into a nucleating coil to produce QD seeds by nucleating solution C at a first temperature; and c) flowing solution C including the QD seeds into a growth coil to grow the QDs at a second temperature, wherein b) and c) are independently performed, wherein the first temperature and the second temperature are different, and wherein solutions A and B further comprise an inert immiscible fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,196,465

CATIONIC POLYMERS AND POROUS MATERIALS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A cationic polymer comprising the structure:
where A is nitrogen and B is nitrogen;
where R5 is a branched or unbranched hydrocarbon chain having a carbon chain length of from 1 to 10,000 carbon atoms;
where each of R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 are hydrogen atoms or hydrocarbons, and where each of the hydrocarbons optionally comprises one or more heteroatoms; and
where n is from 10 to 10,000,000.

US Pat. No. 10,167,202

ENHANCED METAL RECOVERY THROUGH OXIDATION IN LIQUID AND/OR SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

11. A method comprising: oxidizing a metal-containing feedstock in a reactor with liquid and/or supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and at least one oxidant, wherein the oxidant is free of complexing agent and optionally the metal-containing feedstock is not subjected to ultrafine grinding, wherein aqueous alkali solution is added to the reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,159,979

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR HIGH-VOLUME PRODUCTION OF MONODISPERSE EMULSIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A multi-layer microfluidic device for parallelization of microfluidic systems comprising:plural layers arranged in top of each other; and
a distribution network including a plurality of channels to control the flow of a fluid,
the plural layers including first and second generator layers, made of plates or substrates, each of the first and second generator layer having a fractal pattern of fluid channels aligned between the layers by through-holes formed in each layer,
the plural layers further including (1) a dispersed phase distribution layer and (2) a continuous phase distribution layer, each of the dispersed phase distribution layer and the continuous phase distribution layer having a fractal pattern of fluid channels,
wherein the dispersed phase distribution layer receives a first fluid and allows the first fluid to flow through its fractal pattern of fluid channels,
the continuous phase distribution layer receives a second fluid, different from the first fluid, and allows the second fluid to flow through its fractal pattern of fluid channels,
the first and second fluids flow separately through the through-holes to the first generator layer and mix up and form an emulsion in the first generator layer and the emulsion flows through the fractal pattern of fluid channels of the first generator layer until arriving at an outlet, and
the first and second fluids flow separately through the through-holes to the second generator layer and mix up and form another emulsion in the second generator layer and the another emulsion flows through the fractal pattern of fluid channels of the second generator layer until arriving at the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,343,164

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE THAT SEPARATES CELLS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A device for sorting cells comprising a microfluidic device including:a top layer including,
a top inlet and a top outlet, said top inlet for introduction of a sample of cells and said top outlet for collection of cells retained in the top layer, said top layer includes at least one of poly(methyl methacrylate), polycarbonate, fluoropolymer, topas, silicone, polystyrene, or a combination thereof,
a first chamber, and
first and second top microfluid channels extending along the top layer, wherein the first top microfluid channel fluidly connects the top inlet to the first chamber and the second top microfluid channel fluidly connects the top outlet to the first chamber;
a middle layer having a second chamber;
a bottom layer including,
a bottom inlet and a bottom outlet, said bottom inlet for introduction of a buffer solution and said bottom outlet for collection of cells retained in the bottom layer, said bottom layer includes at least one of poly(methyl methacrylate), polycarbonate, fluoropolymer, topas, silicone, polystyrene, or a combination thereof, and
first and second bottom microfluid channels extending along the bottom layer, wherein the first bottom microfluid channel fluidly connects the bottom inlet to the second chamber and the second bottom microfluid channel fluidly connects the bottom outlet to the second chamber; and
a membrane between the top layer and the middle layer, the membrane having a thickness between 2 and 100 micrometers, said membrane includes antibodies and at least one of poly(methyl methacrylate), polycarbonate, fluoropolymer, topas, silicone, polystyrene, or a combination thereof,
wherein the membrane separates the first chamber from the second chamber, and wherein the membrane has a plurality of openings that allow cells to pass from the first chamber to the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,328,410

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DISCHARGES IN COMPOSITIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system for producing a voltage difference comprising:a container comprising a liquid having a low dielectric constant and either a liquid having a high dielectric constant or a solid having a high dielectric constant;
a plate electrode disposed in the liquid in the container and coupled to a power supply; and
a gas supply system coupled to the power supply, the gas supply system comprising: a first gas pipe and a second gas pipe,
the first gas pipe comprising: a first end disposed in the liquid of the container and having an opening; a second end coupled to a gas source; and a bore extending through the second end and the first end and enabling gas from the gas source to be passed through the bore of the first gas pipe and into the liquid of the container;
the second gas pipe comprising: a first end disposed in the liquid of the container and having an opening; a second end coupled to the gas source; and a bore extending through the second end and the first end and enabling gas from the gas source to be passed through the bore of the second gas pipe and into the liquid of the container;
where the first gas pipe is disposed at least partially within the bore of the second gas pipe such that a channel is formed between the first gas pipe and the second gas pipe; and
where the electrode and the first ends of the first and second gas pipes are disposed in the liquid such that a voltage difference between at least a portion of the gas supply system and the electrode is produced when the power supply is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,328,414

HIGHLY STABLE [MAMBF6-N(O/H2O)N(LIGAND)2(SOLVENT)X]N METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

11. A method of fabricating a metal organic framework, the method comprising:combining a fluorhydric acid solution, a Ni2+ source, a second metal source, and a solvent, sufficient to form a mixture;
reacting the mixture over a period of time sufficient to form a reacted mixture;
processing the reacted mixture to provide a metal organic framework via pillaring of square grids with a pillar,
wherein the pillar is characterized by the formula (MbF5(O/H2O)), where Mb is an element from periodic groups IIIA, IIIB, IVB, VB, VIB, and VIII, and the square grids are characterized by the formula (Ma(ligand)x), where Ma is Ni2+; ligand is pyrazine, and x is 2.

US Pat. No. 10,315,177

OXIDE SHELL STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING OXIDE SHELL STRUCTURES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for forming a hollow metal oxide shell layer, comprising:providing a substrate having a hydrophobic surface with a plurality of nucleation sites and a water vapor source, a catalyst vapor source, and a hydrolyzable metal oxide precursor vapor source in a closed chamber;
saturating the atmosphere of the closed chamber with the water vapor, the catalyst vapor and the hydrolyzable metal oxide precursor vapor;
condensing the water vapor at the nucleation sites on the surface of the substrate to form a plurality of water droplets;
hydrolyzing the hydrolyzable metal oxide precursor at an air-water interface of the water droplets in the presence of the catalyst vapor to immobilize each water droplet in a metal oxide shell; and
removing the water to produce a substrate having a layer comprising a plurality of hollow metal oxide shells disposed on the hydrophobic surface.

US Pat. No. 10,307,716

GRAFTED MEMBRANES AND SUBSTRATES HAVING SURFACES WITH SWITCHABLE SUPEROLEOPHILICITY AND SUPEROLEOPHOBICITY AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A surface-modified material for removing oil from water, comprising:a porous substrate comprising a plurality of polymer chains, wherein each polymer chain is covalently bonded to the substrate via a functional group on the surface of the substrate such that the surface is one or more of oleophilic and hydrophobic at a first condition, and one or more of oleophobic and hydrophilic at a second condition;
wherein the first and second conditions are selected from the group consisting of a certain temperature, voltage, pH, illuminance, pressure, and a combination thereof;
wherein the substrate has a different chemical composition than the polymer chains;
wherein the functional group on the surface is selected from the group consisting of epoxy, amino, carboxy, hydroxy, and haloalkyl groups or a combination thereof;
wherein at least one of the polymer chains is a block copolymer comprising at least one wettability-responsive polymer block selected from the group consisting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), polyacrylamide, polypyrrole, polythiophene, polyaniline, poly(2-vinylpyridine), poly(4-vinylpyridine), poly(acrylic acid), poly(methylacrylic acid), poly(2-(diethylamino)ethylmethacrylate, poly(spiropyran methacrylate), poly(methacryloyl ethylene phosphate), poly[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]-dimethyl(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide, and poly[2-(methacryloyloxy)-ethyl-trimethylammonium chloride] blocks; and
wherein at least one of the polymer chains is a block copolymer comprising at least one hydrophobic and oleophilic polymer block selected from the group consisting of poly(acrylonitrile), poly(phenyl methyl siloxane), polystyrene, poly(4-dimethylsilyl styrene), poly(4-methyl styrene), poly(dimethyl siloxane), polyethylene, polypropylene, poly(isobutylene), polyamide, and poly(vinylidene fluoride) blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,307,987

MATERIALS THAT INCLUDE CONCH SHELL STRUCTURES, METHODS OF MAKING CONCH SHELL STRUCTURES, AND DEVICES FOR STORING ENERGY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A structure, comprising:a nanocomposite structure including nano-CaCO3 lamina with crystalline orientations sandwiched between layers of a biopolymer matrix, where the nanocomposite structure is obtained from a conch shell having predetermined dimensions and the nanocomposite structure has one or more characteristics selected from the following: a remanent electrical polarization of about 2 to 4 k?Ccm?2, a relative dielectric constant of about 80 to 300 at a frequency of about 100 Hz and a relative dielectric constant of about 13 to 19 at about 1 MHz; and a remanent polarization of about 3000 to 3200 ?Ccm?2 at 3.1 mHz and a remanent polarization of about 2050 to 2250 ?Ccm?2 at 0.01Hz; and
a pair of electrodes attached to the nanocomposite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,300,469

METAL-LIGAND COOPERATIVE CATALYSIS THROUGH N-H ARM DEPROTONATION/PYRIDINE DEAROMATIZTION FOR EFFICIENT HYDROGEN GENERATION FROM FORMIC ACID

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method to produce hydrogen from formic acid comprising the step of contacting formic acid with a complex comprising a ligand and a metal or metal ion, wherein the ligand is a compound according to formula (I), or a deprotonated version thereof, and the ligand is associated with the metal or metal ion, wherein formula (I) comprises:
wherein R1 and R2, are each independently alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
R3, and R4, if present, are each independently alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
R5 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), amino, hydroxyl, alkoxyl or a substituted version of any of these groups;
each Z, independently, is CR6, N or P;
R6 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), amino, hydroxyl, alkoxyl or a substituted version of any of these groups;
T is a N, NR7, CR8, or CR9R10;
R7, R8, R9 and R10 are each independently a hydrogen, alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
Q is P or N;
optionally, wherein T and Q, together, form a 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic ring;wherein the heterocyclic ring can optionally be substituted with one or more heteroatoms and or one or more sites of the heterocyclic ring are substituted with one or more alkyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups, and optionally wherein the heterocyclic ring can have a fused ring attached thereto, provided when T and Q form a 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic ring, R3 and R4 are not present; and designates a single bond or a double bond.

US Pat. No. 10,295,178

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COMBUSTION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A combustion apparatus comprising:a center member having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a body, where at least a portion of the body is substantially cylindrical; and
a tip integral with the body, where at least a portion of the tip is substantially hemispherical;
a first outer member comprising:
a body;
a tip integral with the body; and
a bore concentric with the longitudinal axis of the center member;
where the first outer member is positioned such that a first channel is defined between the first outer member and the center member; and
a second outer member comprising:
a body;
a tip integral with the body; and
a bore concentric with the longitudinal axis of the center member;
where the second outer member is positioned such that a second channel is defined between the second outer member and the first outer member;
where the apparatus is configured to:
permit fluid to move through the first channel and out of the tip of the first outer member; and
permit fluid to move through the second channel and out of the tip of the second outer member, and
where at least one of the center member, the first outer member and the second outer member is adjustable with respect to others of the center member, the first outer member and the second outer member, such that at least a portion of the first channel or the second channel changes in width.

US Pat. No. 10,291,362

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE HYBRID-ARQ

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

18. A method comprising:identifying, by a transmitting device, a first subset of information bits B from a set of information bits to be transmitted;
selecting, by the transmitting device, a first vector x1(?) based on the first subset of information bits B, wherein the first vector x1(?) has a series of elements, and the first subset of information bits B is mapped to the first vector x1(?);
transmitting, by the transmitting device, a first element x1(1) of the first vector x1(?);
receiving a negative acknowledgment (NACK) in response to transmitting the first element x1(?) of the first vector x1(?); and
in response to receiving the NACK, transmitting, by the transmitting device, a second element x1(2) of the first vector x1(?).

US Pat. No. 10,240,001

O-HYDROXY-FUNCTIONALIZED DIAMINES, POLYIMIDES, METHODS OF MAKING EACH, AND METHODS OF USE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A composition, comprising:an o-hydroxy-functionalized diamine having the following structure:
wherein R is selected from the following structures:wherein R1 is H or a substituted or unsubstituted linear alkyl group, wherein each R2 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H and a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, alkyl group, wherein Ar2 is selected from the group consisting of: an aryl group and a heteroaryl group where each are substituted or unsubstituted.

US Pat. No. 10,236,347

METHOD OF PRODUCING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A GRAPHENE DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FORMED ON A COMMON SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for producing an electronic device, the method comprising:forming a graphene precursor on a first portion of a common semiconductor substrate;
forming a graphene layer on the graphene precursor;
forming a semiconductor device on a second portion of the common semiconductor substrate;
forming the graphene precursor on a third portion of the common semiconductor substrate;
forming an additional graphene layer on the graphene precursor on the third portion of the common semiconductor substrate;
forming source and drain contacts on the additional graphene layer; and
electrically coupling one of the source and drain contacts to the graphene layer on the first portion of the common semiconductor substrate,
wherein the graphene layer is an antenna and the forming of the graphene layer comprises forming the graphene layer into an antenna pattern, and
wherein prior to forming the graphene precursor on the first portion of the common semiconductor substrate, the method further comprises:
forming a masking layer on the common semiconductor substrate;
patterning the masking layer to form an opening in the first portion of the common semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,237,693

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING A DEVICE IN ZERO-INFRASTRUCTURE AND ZERO-POWER CONDITIONS, AND A TRACKING DEVICE THEREFOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A system, comprising:at least one tracking device attempting data communication with a server computing device, the at least one tracking device being configured to at least:
attempt to determine a location of the at least one tracking device utilizing a first localization module within the at least one tracking device;
responsive to the location being undetermined utilizing the first localization module, attempt to determine the location of the at least one tracking device utilizing a second localization module within the at least one tracking device;
responsive to the location being undetermined utilizing the second localization module, attempt to determine the location of the at least one tracking device utilizing a third localization module within the at least one tracking device; and
responsive to the location being undetermined utilizing the third localization module, initiate transmission of a signal from the at least one tracking device, the signal being detectable by a mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,203,692

STRUCTURE FROM MOTION (SFM) PROCESSING FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV)

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of imaging an area using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the method comprising:collecting a plurality of images from a sensor mounted to the UAV;
processing the plurality of images to detect regions that require additional imaging, wherein processing the plurality of images includes generating a point-cloud reconstruction of the area being imaged and comparing point density of areas to a threshold value wherein a point density of an area less than the threshold value indicates further imaging is required; and
creating a flight plan and sensor gimbal position plan to capture portions of the area identified as requiring additional imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,179,326

SUPPORTED IRON CATALYSTS, METHODS OF MAKING, METHODS OF HYDROCARBON DECOMPOSITION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of selectively producing hydrogen or ethane from methane, comprising:selecting a first temperature to produce a first selected product, wherein the first temperature is selected to favor either a predominately (a) hydrogen and solid carbon product or (b) ethane and hydrogen product;
contacting a feed gas containing methane, with a single catalyst at the first temperature to produce the first selected product, wherein the single catalyst is a supported fused FeAl2O4 catalyst;
selecting a second temperature to produce a second selected product, wherein the second selected product is different from the first selected product; and
contacting a feed gas containing methane, with the single catalyst at the second temperature to produce the second selected product.

US Pat. No. 10,413,883

CATALYTIC STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF GENERATING HYDROGEN GAS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A photocatalytic structure comprising:a p-n junction formed between a TiO2 substrate in contact with a Cu2O crystal of a Cu2O crystal composite,
wherein the Cu2O crystal composite is obtained by depositing Au nanoparticles having a longest dimension within a range of about 5 to 50 nm on a surface of the Cu2O crystal via galvanic replacement;
wherein the Cu2O crystal is an octahedron having a longest dimension within a range of 400 to 600 nm and the surface deposited with Au nanoparticles is an exposed facet of the Cu2O crystal.
US Pat. No. 10,414,781

RARE EARTH-BASED METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK FOR MOISTURE REMOVAL AND CONTROL IN CONFINED SPACES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of moisture control in an environment, comprising:adsorbing and/or desorbing water vapor in an environment having a relative humidity by exposing a metal-organic framework (MOF) to the relative humidity of the environment, the MOF including one or more of a rare earth metal ion component and one or more of a tetratopic ligand component, wherein a topology of the MOF is a square and hexagonal-prism (shp).

US Pat. No. 10,399,072

IMINES WITH TUNABLE NUCLEOPHILICITY AND STERIC PROPERTIES THROUGH METAL COORDINATION: APPLICATIONS AS LIGANDS AND METALLOORGANOCATALYSTS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A compound comprising formula (II):
wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently an unsubstituted alkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, an unsubstituted aryl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, an unsubstituted aralkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, or any of these groups substituted with amino, hydroxyl, or alkoxyl;
R5 is a hydrogen atom or an unsubstituted alkyl, an unsubstituted aryl, an unsubstituted aralkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, or any of these groups substituted with amino, hydroxyl, or alkoxyl;
each Z, independently, is CR6;
R6 is a hydrogen atom or an unsubstituted alkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, an unsubstituted aryl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, an unsubstituted aralkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, or any of these groups substituted with amino, hydroxyl, or alkoxyl;
D is CR9R10;
R9 and R10 are each independently a hydrogen, an unsubstituted alkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, an unsubstituted aryl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, or an unsubstituted aralkyl group having between one and twelve carbon atoms, or any of these groups substituted with amino, hydroxyl, or alkoxyl;
M is nickel (Ni), a nickel ion or a nickel salt; and
X is a halide or a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,391,439

TRACE AND LOW CONCENTRATION CO2 REMOVAL METHODS AND APPARATUS UTILIZING METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of removing CO2 from a fluid, the method comprising:contacting a SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework with a fluid;
sorbing CO2 from the fluid with the SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework; and desorbing CO2 from the SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework.

US Pat. No. 10,386,481

ANGLE-OF-ARRIVAL-BASED GESTURE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for gesture recognition using angle-of-arrival information, the method comprising:generating ultrasound waves with a transmitter, wherein the ultrasound waves are simultaneously emitted by the transmitter while moving according to a predetermined path;
receiving the ultrasound waves at a receiver, the receiver including two pairs of sensors that record the ultrasound waves;
estimating with a processor, first and second angle-of-arrivals ?x(ti),?y(ti) for the ultrasound waves, where x and y indicate two perpendicular axes that form a plane in which the two pairs of sensors are distributed and the first and second angle-of-arrivals are defined relative to the plane;
grouping N estimated first and second angle-of-arrivals ?x(ti),?y(ti) values to form a matrix g that corresponds to the predetermined path;
comparing the matrix g with plural gesture templates from a gesture dictionary;
identifying a gesture template from the plural gesture templates that corresponds to the predetermined path; and
displaying the gesture template associated with the predetermined path.

US Pat. No. 10,386,312

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING WATER-CUT OF A FLUID MIXTURE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A water-cut sensor system comprising:a cylindrical pipe for routing the flow of a production fluid comprising a mixture of oil and water;
a microwave resonator water-cut sensor comprising:
a helical T-resonator disposed on an external surface of the cylindrical pipe, the helical T-resonator comprising:
a feed line comprising a conductive material extending in a circumferential direction about the external surface of the cylindrical pipe;
a helical open shunt stub comprising a conductive material extending from the feed line in a spiral pattern along the external surface of the cylindrical pipe, the helical open shunt stub being conductively coupled to the feed line;
an input terminal located at a first end of the feed line; and
an output terminal located at a second end of the feed line;
a helical ground conductor disposed on the external surface of the cylindrical pipe, the helical ground conductor comprising:
a ground ring comprising a conductive material extending in a circumferential direction about the external surface of the cylindrical pipe, the feed line overlapping the ground ring; and
a helical ground plane comprising a conductive material extending from the ground ring in a spiral pattern along the external surface of the cylindrical pipe, the helical ground plane being located opposite the helical open shunt stub such that the production fluid is configured to flow between the helical ground plane and the helical open shunt stub, and the helical ground plane being conductively coupled to the ground ring; and
a separator comprising a dielectric material disposed between the feed line and the ground ring, the separator being configured to electrically isolate the feed line from the ground ring to electrically isolate the helical T-resonator from the helical ground conductor; and
a measurement system configured to:
introduce, to the feed line of the helical T-resonator via the input terminal, source signals of different frequencies;
sense, from the feed line of the helical T-resonator via the output terminal, response signals corresponding to the source signals;
determine a resonant frequency of the microwave resonator water-cut sensor based on the source signals and the response signals; and
determine a percentage of oil or water in the fluid based on the resonant frequency of the microwave resonator water-cut sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,376,498

3-ALKYL PYRIDINIUM COMPOUND FROM RED SEA SPONGE WITH POTENT ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY

King Abdullah University ...

1. A method for treating a viral infection in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the compound comprises at least one alkyl pyridinium compound represented by Formula (3):
wherein x and y, independently of each other, are each 5-15.
US Pat. No. 10,377,786

GREEN METHODS FOR PREPARING HIGHLY CO2 SELECTIVE AND H2S TOLERANT METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for preparing a metal organic framework comprising:mixing a solid metal precursor with a solid ligand precursor to form a mixture of the solid precursors, wherein the solid metal precursor includes M-SiF6, wherein M includes a metal;
wetting the mixture of the solid precursors with one or more drops of water; and
heating the wetted mixture at a first temperature to obtain a two-dimensional metal organic framework intermediate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,718

ON-BOARD CO2 CAPTURE AND STORAGE WITH METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of capturing and storing CO2 on a vehicle, comprising:contacting an vehicle exhaust gas with a first metal organic framework (MOF) composition, sufficient to separate CO2 from the exhaust gas;
contacting the separated CO2 with a second MOF composition, sufficient to store the CO2; and
wherein the first MOF composition comprises one or more SIFSIX-n-M MOFs and wherein M is a metal and n is 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,340,001

SINGLE-READOUT HIGH-DENSITY MEMRISTOR CROSSBAR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for reading a target memory cell located at an intersection of a target row of a high-density gateless array and a target column of the high-density gateless array, the method comprising:reading a value of the target memory cell;
calculating an actual value of the target memory cell based on the read value of the memory cell and a component of the read value caused by a sneak path current; and
calculating the component of the read value caused by the sneak path current prior to calculating the actual value of the target memory cell,
wherein calculating the component of the read value caused by the sneak path current includes:
estimating a value of an initial memory cell,
reading a value of the initial memory cell, and
calculating the component of the read value caused by the sneak path current based on the estimated value of the initial memory cell and the read value of the initial memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,340,007

RESISTIVE CONTENT ADDRESSABLE MEMORY BASED IN-MEMORY COMPUTATION ARCHITECTURE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An associative processor system, comprising:a content addressable memory (CAM) including an array of cells, where individual cells of the array of cells comprise a memristor based crossbar;
an instruction cache configured to hold instructions to be performed by the CAM;
a controller;
a key register controlled by the controller, the controller being configured to generate key values and store the key values in the key register;
a mask register controlled by the controller, the controller being configured to generate mask values and store the mask values in the mask register;
the CAM configured to mark tag bits in a tag field for rows of the CAM that are compared and matched based on the key and mask values; and
an interconnection switch matrix circuit coupled to an output of the CAM, the interconnection switch matrix circuit comprising a gateless memristor array,
wherein the interconnection switch matrix circuit is configured to allow rows of the CAM to communicate in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,779

HIGHLY STABLE NI-M F6-NH2O/ONPYRAZINE2(SOLVENT)X METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AND METHODS OF USE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of capturing chemical species from a fluid composition, the method comprisingcontacting a metal organic framework characterized by the formula [MaMbF5(O/H2O)w(Ligand)x]z with a fluid composition, where Ma is Ni2+; Mb is Al3+, Fe3+, V3+, V5+, or Nb5+; w is 1; Ligand is pyrazine; x is 2; and z is at least equal to 1; and
capturing one or more captured chemical species from the fluid composition.

US Pat. No. 10,340,448

ALL-PRINTED PAPER MEMORY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming a paper-based substrate memory device, comprising:coating, with at least one printer, one or more areas of a paper substrate with a conductor material to form a first electrode of a memory, wherein coating the one or more areas of the paper substrate comprises coating and curing a plurality of individual layers of the conductor material over the one or more areas of the paper substrate;
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of an insulator material over one or more areas of the conductor material, wherein the layer of insulator material has a thickness of more than 40 ?m to less than 100 ?m; and
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of a metal over one or more areas of the conductor material to form a second electrode of the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,323,329

HIERARCHICALLY STRUCTURED, NITROGEN-DOPED CARBON MEMBRANES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

13. A method of producing hydrogen comprising electrochemical splitting of water using a nanoporous carbon membrane comprising:(a) nitrogen-doped gradient porous polymer membrane with a hierarchical pore architecture,
wherein the polymer comprises poly[1-cyanomethyl-3-vinylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide] (PCMVImTf2N) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and
wherein the pores are interconnected and gradually decrease in size from a first surface of the membrane to a second surface of the membrane; and
(b) a single metal catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,322,402

METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS FOR GAS STORAGE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of removing one or more compounds from a fluid, the method comprising:contacting one or more metal organic framework (MOF) compositions with a fluid containing at least O2, wherein each of the MOF compositions are represented by the formula: M-soc-MOF, wherein M is a metal and soc is a square-octahedral topology, and
sorbing at least O2 from the fluid, and
storing the sorbed O2.

US Pat. No. 10,327,052

PIEZOELECTRIC ARRAY ELEMENTS FOR SOUND RECONSTRUCTION WITH A DIGITAL INPUT

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A digital loudspeaker, comprising:a fixed frame having plural openings that extend through the fixed frame; and
an array of transducers disposed on the fixed frame,
wherein an individual transducer of the array of transducers includes a flexible membrane structure positioned over a corresponding opening in the fixed frame,
wherein the flexible membrane structure includes four layers,
a first electrode layer positioned directly over the opening,
a piezoelectric layer positioned over the first electrode layer,
a second electrode layer positioned over the piezoelectric layer so that the piezoelectric layer is sandwiched between the first and second electrode layers, and
a flexible membrane layer positioned over the second electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,293,381

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING AN ASSEMBLY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A cleaning apparatus, comprising:a brush assembly comprising at least one rotatable brush having a rotational axis;
a drive having a carriage assembly and a trailing assembly, the carriage assembly being configured to translate the brush assembly along a first track and the trailing assembly being configured to follow, along a second track, parallel to the first track, the carriage assembly, wherein the trailing assembly is pulled, behind the carriage assembly, by the carriage assembly;
the carriage assembly having a pivot configured to pivot the rotational axis in a plane parallel to the first track and the rotational axis;
the carriage assembly having a drive wheel and a motor, the motor driving the drive wheel along the first track to translate the brush assembly; and
the trailing assembly is slidably attached to the brush assembly so that the trailing assembly slides between opposite ends of the brush assembly.
US Pat. No. 10,273,209

DESIGN, SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A metal organic framework, comprising:a plurality of polynuclear metal clusters; and a plurality of polydentate ligands each linking to two or more of the polynuclear metal clusters; wherein at least one of the plurality of polydentate ligands is a triangular ligand,
wherein the polynuclear metal cluster includes at least seven metal ions and 8 to 18 points of extension.

US Pat. No. 10,277,077

RF-TO-DC POWER CONVERTERS FOR WIRELESS POWERING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A radio frequency to direct current (RF-to-DC) converter, comprising:first and second RF ports;
first and second pairs of pumping capacitors, the first pair of pumping capacitors being connected in parallel to the first RF port, and the second pair of pumping capacitors being connected in parallel to the second RF port;
a fully cross-coupled rectification circuit connected between the first and second pairs of pumping capacitors, the fully cross-coupled rectification circuit including a first pair of rectifying transistors and a second pair of rectifying transistors; and
a feedback circuit configured to provide feedback bias signals to gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors via feedback branch elements,
wherein the first and second pairs of the pumping capacitors are connected to gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors and to gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors so that the gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors are decoupled from the gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors, and
wherein the gates of the first pair of rectifying transistors are biased with the feedback bias signals independent of the gates of the second pair of rectifying transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,386,261

HIGH REPETITION RATE THERMOMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An intelligent utility monitoring system for detection of leaks in a pressurized underground line, comprising: at least two acoustic sensors in contact with the pressurized underground line, wherein each of the at least two acoustic sensors are configured to detect a noise in the underground line having a noise level; an analyzer configured to (i) determine the noise level within the pressurized underground line and (ii) discriminate between noise below 10 dB or above 40 dB; and a processor comprising a correlator configured to wirelessly receive; from the at least two acoustic sensors, the noise in the underground line and to determine a location of a leak in the pressurized line based on correlation of the noise and configured to generate a valid alarm that is associated with a noise in a range of 10 dB to 40 dB; and determine a root cause for an event associated with a valid alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,379,175

LOW-NOISE MAGNETIC SENSORS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A magnetic sensor for measuring a magnetic field, the magnetic sensor comprising:a semiconductor layer having a first side and a second side, wherein the second side of the semiconductor layer is opposite to the first side of the semiconductor layer;
a conductive layer having a first side and a second side, wherein the second side of the conductive layer is opposite to the first side of the conductive layer and the second side is physically covering the first side of the semiconductor layer; and
a three-contact configuration that includes only:
a first current electrode physically coupled to the second side of the semiconductor layer;
a second current electrode physically coupled to the second side of the semiconductor layer, the first current electrode configured to provide a current flowing between the first and second current electrodes for measurement by a current measurement circuit; and
a voltage electrode physically coupled to the first side of the conductive layer, the voltage electrode being configured to provide a voltage across the semiconductor layer and the conductive layer for measurement by a voltage measurement circuit, where the voltage is measured between the voltage electrode and the second current electrode for determining the magnetic field,
wherein no other electrode, except the first and second current electrodes and the voltage electrode, is connected to the semiconductor layer or the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,358,341

MULTI-FREQUENCY EXCITATION

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of multi-frequency excitation of a microelectromechanical (MEMS) or nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) device, comprising:applying a first source of excitation to the device, the first source of excitation having a relatively small fixed frequency;
applying a second source of excitation to the device; and
sweeping a frequency of the second source of excitation around a natural frequency of the device to induce at least one combination resonance in the device based on a combination of the frequency of the second source of excitation and the relatively small fixed frequency of the first source of excitation.

US Pat. No. 9,473,902

PRINTED TAG REAL-TIME TRACKING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A tracking device, comprising:
a first layer comprising a first circuit, the first circuit comprising a localization system and a communication system, the
localization system being configured to obtain location data to localize the tracking device via a global positioning system
(GPS), the communication system being configured to obtain the location data to localize the tracking device via an alternative
localization strategy responsive to the localization system being unable to obtain the location data via GPS;

a second layer comprising a second circuit, the second circuit comprising an antenna, the localization system or the communication
system or both being configured to communicate via the antenna; and

a third layer comprising a third circuit, the third circuit comprising a power source configured to provide power to the localization
system and the communication system,

wherein at least a portion of the first circuit, the second circuit, or the third circuit are printed on a substrate using
a conductive medium.

US Pat. No. 9,472,096

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ROADWAY MONITORING

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A monitoring apparatus for monitoring traffic and roadway water conditions, comprising:
a communication module configured to send and receive information wirelessly;
a sensor;
a traffic monitoring module configured to receive traffic information from the sensor; and
a roadway water monitoring module configured to receive roadway water information from the sensor;
wherein the monitoring apparatus is configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of other substantially similar of
said monitoring apparatus to form a mesh network.