US Pat. No. 9,278,849

MICRO-SENSOR PACKAGE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A micro-sensor package comprising:
a micro-sensor comprising:
a first substrate having opposing front and back surfaces;
a sensing element on the front surface of the first substrate; and
a through-chip via disposed within the first substrate and electrically connected to the sensing element;
a printed circuit board including a second substrate with a front surface to which the back surface of the first substrate
is bonded, the second substrate defining a recess within which a bond pad is disposed, the bond pad being disposed within
the recess below the front surface of the second substrate such that the recess has an open volume above the bond pad, the
through-chip via of the micro-sensor being electrically connected to the bond pad of the printed circuit board; and

a shim surrounding an outer boundary of the micro-sensor and bonded to the printed circuit board, the shim having approximately
the same thickness as the micro-sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,345,758

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR RESPIRATORY DISEASE CONTROL IN CANINES

University of Florida Res...

1. An inactivated canine influenza virus,
wherein said inactivated influenza virus comprises a polypeptide having 95% or greater sequence identity with the amino acid
sequence shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78; or

wherein said inactivated influenza virus comprises a polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence
shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78, or said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide having 95% or
greater sequence identity with the amino acid sequence shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78; and

wherein said inactivated influenza virus is inactivated by exposure of said virus to an effective amount of an inactivation
chemical selected from formalin, beta propiolactone (BPL), binary ethylenimine (BEI), or phenol.

US Pat. No. 9,274,199

NMR RF PROBE COIL EXHIBITING DOUBLE RESONANCE

The Florida State Univers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,198,595

REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING CONE PHOTORECEPTOR ACTIVITY

University of Washington ...

1. A method for cone cell gene therapy in a primate, comprising
(I) administering to the eye of a primate having color blindness a recombinant gene delivery vector comprising
(a) a promoter region, wherein the promoter region is specific for retinal cone cells; and
(b) a gene encoding a therapeutic selected from the group consisting of S-Opsin, M-Opsin and L-Opsin, wherein the gene is
operatively linked to the promoter region; and

(II) testing the eye of the primate for discrimination of blue-green colors against a red-violet background;
wherein in vivo expression of the therapeutic in cone cells of the primate results in the primate being able to visualize
and to discriminate between red and green colors.

US Pat. No. 9,471,989

VASCULAR ANATOMY MODELING DERIVED FROM 3-DIMENSIONAL MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING

University of Florida Res...

8. A system for characterizing vascular anatomy depicted in 3-dimensional medical images, the system comprising:
an image processor configured to:
iteratively identify, based on traversing identified image elements within 3-Dimensional medical image data, respective identified
branch segments within a plurality of identified branch segments of at least one vessel tree, each iteration identifying different
respective identified branch segments;

identify, based on the traversing and the iteratively identifying respective identified branch segments, a plurality of identified
bifurcation points, wherein each identified bifurcation point comprises at least a second identified branch segment splitting
from the respective branch segment being traversed;

determine a respective radius of each respective identified branch segment at points along the respective identified branch
segment;

identify, at each respective candidate bifurcation point, a respective upstream identified branch segment and at least two
respective downstream identified branch segments, wherein a respective radius of the respective upstream identified branch
segment is greater than a respective radius of each of the at least two respective downstream branch segments;

define, based on the iteratively identifying respective identified branch segments, on the identifying the plurality of identified
bifurcation points, and on the respective upstream identified branch segment, a vascular tree model corresponding to the plurality
of identified branch segments and the plurality of identified bifurcation points;

fit a smoothed curve to a respective centerline of each identified branch segment in the vascular tree model;
create 3-Dimensional vascular volume model comprising a plurality of cylindrical elements, each respective cylindrical element
being located at a location corresponding to a respective centerline of a respective corresponding branch segment of the vascular
tree model, and each respective cylindrical element having a respective branch segment radius corresponding to an observed
radius of the respective corresponding branch segment of vascular tree model;

define a 3-Dimensional grid of voxels corresponding to 3-Dimensional vascular volume model;
generate a similarity metric by comparing vessels apparent in the 3-Dimensional medical image data to the 3-Dimensional grid
of voxels; and

iteratively increase the similarity metric for the corresponding 3-Dimensional vascular volume model by:
adjusting at least one of a respective centerline trajectory and a respective branch segment radius of at least one cylindrical
element within the plurality of cylindrical elements;

redefining the 3-Dimensional grid of voxel based on the adjusting the at least one of a respective centerline trajectory and
a respective branch segment radius of at least one cylindrical element within the plurality of cylindrical elements; and

regenerating the similarity metric based on the redefining the 3-Dimensional grid.
US Pat. No. 9,301,965

METHOD OF TREATING OVARIAN CANCER USING A PKC INHIBITOR

University of South Flori...

1. A method of treating ovarian cancer in a patient in need thereof comprising inhibiting at least one atypical protein kinases
(aPKC) selected from the group consisting of PKC-iota, PKC-zeta, or combinations thereof by administering to the patient in
need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a protein kinase C (PKC) wherein the PKC inhibitor is selected from the
group consisting of 2-acetyl-1,3-cyclopentanedione (ACPD) and ICA-1.

US Pat. No. 9,579,056

SCREENING FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE USING SPEECH ARTICULATION CHARACTERISTICS

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for screening for diseases, the method comprising: performing a signal analysis of a speech sample received from
a subject, the signal analysis comprising extracting human factor cepstral coefficients from the speech sample and identifying
articulation range and articulation rate using the human factor cepstral coefficients extracted from the speech sample, and
analyzing language patterns, wherein the analyzing of the language patterns comprises analyzing the language patterns to determine
if an indicator of a neurological disease is present;
determining a likelihood and type of a disease based upon the articulation range and articulation rate identified by the signal
analysis of the speech sample, as well as the analyzing of the language patterns; and

outputting information indicating the likelihood and type of the disease.

US Pat. No. 9,185,896

SEMIOCHEMICAL RESERVOIR TO ATTRACT SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES TUNNELING IN SOIL

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of attracting termites to a bait station, said method comprising the steps of:
placing a bait station in soil or on the ground in a location that is accessible to termites, and
placing at least one polymeric piece in soil,
wherein the bait station holds a cellulose source,
wherein the at least one polymeric piece is made of a non-cellulose polymer that holds a termite-attracting semiochemical
that is gradually released into soil to form a semiochemical gradient in the soil when said polymeric piece is deployed in
soil, and

wherein said polymeric piece is external to said bait station so that said semiochemical gradient leads termites foraging
in the area to said bait station.

US Pat. No. 9,316,637

SENSORS USING HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS

University of Florida Res...

1. A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT)-based sensor for one or more target molecules in a sample, wherein the HEMT
of the sensor comprises:
a gate region having at least one capture reagent thereon; and
a gate dielectric layer comprising nanorods selectively formed on the gate region.
US Pat. No. 9,551,075

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING OF ALUMINA

Sinmat, Inc., Gainesvill...

1. A chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) slurry, comprising:
a plurality of colloidal metal oxide or colloidal semiconductor oxide particles (colloidal particles) in water,
(i) said plurality of colloidal particles having a particle size polydispersity >50% determined by a polydispersity formula
for a distribution width (w) involving a first width (w1) at a first particle size and a second width (w2) at a second larger particle size, said polydispersity formula =(w2?w1) ×100/d which includes 63% of a total of said plurality of colloidal particles by volume and said dav is an average particle size of said plurality of colloidal particles; and

(ii) mixed particle types comprising said plurality of colloidal particles with average primary particle size >50 nm mixed
with fumed oxide particles having an average primary particle size <25 nm,

wherein a weight ratio of said fumed oxide particles to said colloidal particles is from 0.1% to 30% .

US Pat. No. 9,437,835

TRANSPARENT INFRARED-TO-VISIBLE UP-CONVERSION DEVICE

University of Florida Res...

1. A transparent up-conversion device, comprising a stacked layer structure comprising:
a transparent anode;
at least one hole blocking layer;
an IR sensitizing layer;
at least one hole transport layer;
a light emitting layer;
at least one electron transport layer; and
a transparent cathode,
wherein the stacked layer structure has a visible light transmittance of at least 20 percent.

US Pat. No. 9,365,424

CHLORINE DIOXIDE GENERATOR USING REDOX RESIN AND ADSORBED CHLORITE SALT

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A chlorite salt-absorbent particle, comprising a chlorite salt or mixture of salts in an absorbent particle, wherein the
chlorite salt is bound physically in the chlorite salt-absorbent particle and the chlorite salt-absorbent particle permits
the release of the chlorite salt to contacting water over a sustained period in excess of a minute.
US Pat. No. 9,150,887

ETHANOLOGENIC BACTERIA WITH INCREASED RESISTANCE TO FURFURAL

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An isolated Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium, wherein said E. coli bacterium has a deletion or inactivation of dkgA and yqhD genes so that the expression of dkgA and yqhD genes is eliminated
or the activity of DkgA and YqhD proteins is eliminated and the isolated E. coli bacterium has increased resistance to furfural as compared to a wild-type E. coli bacterium.

US Pat. No. 9,093,193

PROCESSING METHOD FOR WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERIC MATERIALS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A pi-conjugated polymer (CP) film, comprising an insoluble CP swollen by and/or contacting an aqueous electrolyte and being
effectively free of any organic solvent, wherein the CP comprises repeating units having at least one side chain having a
basic functionality and wherein the film can be dissolved by addition of an acid but not a base.

US Pat. No. 9,440,948

NICOTINE COMPOUNDS AND ANALOGS THEREOF, SYNTHETIC METHODS OF MAKING COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A compound having the formula:
wherein:
R2? is selected from the group consisting of: methyl, ethyl, propyl, hydroxymethyl, an amide, and methylamine; and
R5?, RP5, and RP6 are independently H, or a substituted or unsubstituted group selected from: an aliphatic group, an alkoxy
group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, and a heterocyclic group;

and wherein when R2? is methyl, then at least one of R5?, RP5, and RP6 is not H.
US Pat. No. 9,322,043

METHODS OF USING CELLULASE FOR REDUCING THE VISCOSITY OF FEEDSTOCK

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method of decreasing the relative viscosity of feedstock comprising:
incubating the feedstock with about 0.01 FPU to about 20 FPU cellulase/g dry weight of feedstock for about 10 minutes to about
10 hours at a pH of about 2 to about 6 at a temperature of about 40° C. to about 80° C., said feedstock, prior to treatment,
having a relative viscosity of at least 20,000 cP;

thereby decreasing the relative viscosity of the feedstock.

US Pat. No. 9,190,458

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A WINDOW WITH AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY TRANSPARENT ONE SIDE EMITTING OLED LIGHTING AND AN IR SENSITIVE PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL

University of Florida Res...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an organic light-emitting device (OLED); and
a photovoltaic (PV) cell, wherein the PV cell is sensitive to photons having one or more wavelengths, wherein the one or more
wavelengths are in a PV cell wavelength range, and wherein at least one of the one or more wavelengths is greater than 0.70
?m,

wherein the OLED comprises:
an organic light emitting layer;
a mirror;
an OLED anode electrode, wherein the OLED anode electrode is transparent to visible light; and
an OLED cathode electrode, wherein the OLED cathode electrode is transparent to visible light,
wherein the organic light emitting layer is positioned between the OLED anode electrode and the OLED cathode electrode, and
wherein the mirror is positioned such that one of the OLED anode electrode and the OLED cathode electrode is between the mirror
and the organic light emitting layer, and

wherein at least a portion of the mirror is reflective of a first visible light wavelength range, wherein at least a first
portion of visible light emitted by the organic light emitting layer has a wavelength within the first visible light wavelength
range, and wherein said portion of the mirror is transmissive to a second visible light wavelength range, wherein the organic
light emitting layer does not emit light having wavelengths in at least a portion of the second visible light wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 9,327,001

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

University of Florida Res...

1. A nutritional supplement for suppressing an appetite while maintaining muscle mass of a subject during weight loss, comprising:
beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid (HMB);
chromium; and
Caralluma fimbriata, wherein said nutritional supplement is a food item comprising a nutritional bar or shake; wherein the nutritional bar or
shake comprises

1200-1800 mg of HMB, 100-200 mcg of chromium, and 400-600 mg of Caralluma fimbriata.

US Pat. No. 9,218,954

DEFECT CAPPING METHOD FOR REDUCED DEFECT DENSITY EPITAXIAL ARTICLES

Sinmat, Inc., Gainesvill...

1. A method for forming an epitaxial layer on a substrate comprising a substrate surface having crystalline defect or amorphous
regions and crystalline non-defect regions, comprising:
preferential polishing said crystalline defect or amorphous regions relative to said crystalline non-defect regions using
chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) to form a decorated substrate surface comprising surface recess regions;

depositing a capping layer on said decorated substrate surface to cover said crystalline non-defect regions and to at least
partially fill said surface recess regions;

patterning said capping layer by removing said capping layer over said crystalline non-defect regions to form exposed non-defect
regions while retaining said capping layer in at least a portion of said surface recess regions, and

selective epitaxy to form said epitaxial layer, wherein said capping layer in said surface recess regions restricts epitaxial
growth of said epitaxial layer over said surface recess regions.

US Pat. No. 9,157,098

TRANSDUCTION EFFICIENCY, CAPSID-MODIFIED RAAV VECTORS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Florida Res...

1. A composition, comprising:
a recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) particle that comprises a modified capsid protein, wherein the modified capsid
protein comprises at least a first non-tyrosine amino acid at a position that corresponds to a surface-exposed tyrosine residue
selected from the group consisting of Tyr252, Tyr272, Tyr275, Tyr281, Tyr508, Tyr612, Tyr704, Tyr720, Tyr730, and Tyr673 in
a wild-type AAV2 capsid protein;

wherein the transduction efficiency of the rAAV particle comprising the modified capsid protein is higher than that of a rAAV
particle comprising a corresponding, unmodified AAV capsid protein.

US Pat. No. 9,133,470

MATERIAL AND METHODS TO INCREASE PLANT GROWTH AND YIELD

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for modulating growth rate, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in a plant, comprising introducing
into said plant a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1 or
3, or that encodes a polypeptide having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:2.

US Pat. No. 9,429,573

WIRELESS BASED MARINE PATHOGENS DETECTION SYSTEM

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A marine or freshwater pathogen detection system, comprising:
a marine or freshwater pathogen sensor comprising a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) on a substrate and at least one
capture reagent for a marine or freshwater pathogen on a gate region of the HEMT;

a wireless transmitter on the substrate and connected to the HEMT for transmitting an output of the marine or freshwater pathogen
sensor from a testing location to a receiving location; and

a waterproof packaging encapsulating the marine or freshwater sensor and the wireless transmitter,
wherein the HEMT is configured such that a change in drain current while a constant drain bias is applied and the gate region
is contacted with water being tested indicates that a marine or freshwater pathogen is present in the water being tested,
and

wherein the marine or freshwater pathogen detection system generates a visual output or an audio output indicating detection
of pathogens at the testing location.

US Pat. No. 9,386,990

NERVE REPAIR WITH A HYDROGEL AND ADHESIVE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for nerve repair wherein said method comprises surgically coapting a partially or completely severed peripheral
nerve, wherein nerve ends, each with a face and an exterior, have been created by the partial or complete severing of the
peripheral nerve, and wherein said method comprises:
(a) applying a biological adhesive to the nerve faces; then
(b) coapting said nerve ends such that the nerve faces and biological adhesive are joined together to form an interface; and
then

(c) forming a hydrogel at the exterior of the nerve ends, and not at the faces of the nerve ends, in order to encase the coapted
nerve ends,

wherein the hydrogel comprises a hydrogel precursor and a cross-linking reagent that react via a chemical crosslinking reaction
to form the hydrogel,

wherein the step of forming the hydrogel comprises applying the hydrogel precursor and the cross-linking reagent only onto
the exterior of the nerve ends at the coaptation nerve ends and not between the nerve ends, to catalyze the chemical crosslinking
reaction to form the hydrogel; and

wherein the adhesive is a fibrin glue.

US Pat. No. 9,295,246

MOSQUITO CONTROL DEVICE USING DURABLE COATING-EMBEDDED PESTICIDES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A dual action container for killing insects and their larvae, comprising:
a generally pyramid shaped housing having a closed bottom and closed sidewalls with and a narrow upper end with an inclined
substantially narrower open top with a grate thereon;

a single side extended opening in the housing substantially at least midway between the closed bottom and the open top; and
an adulticidal coating layer on an inner surface of the housing;
a larvicidal coating layer on an inner surface of the housing, wherein the adulticidal coating layer and the larvicidal coating
layer kills both adult insects and their larvae over time.

US Pat. No. 9,433,688

METHOD OF TREATING OR RETARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLINDNESS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A method for treating a human subject having Leber Congenital Amaurosis, the method comprising: administering to said human
subject by subretinal injection a recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding
a normal retinal pigment specific epithelial 65 (RPE65) gene operably linked to a chicken beta actin promoter/CMV enhancer,
wherein said rAAV vector is administered in a dosage of from 1×109 to 2×1012 rAAV vector in a volume of at least 150 microliters, thereby restoring visual function in said human subject.

US Pat. No. 9,450,366

LONG-LIFE METAL SLIDING CONTACTS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A sliding contact system comprising:
a first metal contact comprising a concave metal surface;
a second metal contact comprising a plurality of solid metal bristles that are substantially aligned along a length of the
plurality of solid metal bristles, where individual bristles of the plurality of solid metal bristles extend from a proximal
end to a tip at a distal end that is in sliding engagement with the concave metal surface of the first metal contact, the
plurality of solid metal bristles of the second metal contact comprising a metal that is harder than the concave metal surface
of the first metal contact;

a lubricant in which the distal end of the solid metal bristles and the concave metal surface of the first metal contact are
immersed to inhibit oxidation and cold welding of the first and second metal contacts; and

a cooling fluid delivered via at least one passage formed beneath the concave metal surface.
US Pat. No. 9,381,231

USE OF RELAXIN TO RESTORE MATERNAL PHYSIOLOGY IN PREGNANCIES CONCEIVED BY ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method for improving cardiovascular adaptations in a subject attempting to conceive via an assisted reproductive technology
(ART) and for improving cardiovascular adaptations to pregnancy in the subject during gestation, wherein improving cardiovascular
adaptations is any one or combination of: cardiac output, systemic vascular resistance (SVR), mean arterial pressure, or glomerular
filtration rate, wherein said method comprises administering to the subject an amount of relaxin, relaxin agonist that is
effective in promoting cardiovascular adaptations of pregnancy, and monitoring thereafter improvements in cardiovascular adaptations
in the subject;
wherein the relaxin, relaxin agonist is administered to the subject in late luteal phase and continued through at least the
first trimester, and

wherein monitoring thereafter improvements in cardiovascular adaptations in the subject consists of any one or combination
of: measuring cardiac output, calculating SVR, measuring mean arterial pressure, or measuring glomerular filtration rate.

US Pat. No. 9,368,367

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING OF SILICON CARBIDE COMPRISING SURFACES

Sinmat, Inc., Gainesvill...

1. A slurry composition, comprising:
an aqueous liquid carrier;
an oxidizing agent comprising a first transition metal compound including a first transition metal that is soluble in said
aqueous liquid carrier;

a second transition metal compound including chlorine in said slurry other than said first transition metal compound that
is insoluble in said aqueous liquid carrier (insoluble second transition meta compound);

a plurality of core particles having a soft surface portion comprising a transition metal compound layer that provides a Mohs
hardness <6 including said insoluble second transition metal compound and another insoluble transition metal compound;

wherein said slurry includes particles in addition to said plurality of core particles comprising at least one of said first
transition metal compound and said insoluble second transition metal compound.

US Pat. No. 9,084,989

ENHANCEMENT OF ELECTRON SCAVENGING BY WATER-SOLUBLE FULLERENES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An enhanced photocatalyst comprising:
TiO2 or ZnO nanoparticles; and

polyhydroxyfullerenes (PHFs) comprising a fullerene (Cn) with a multiplicity of hydroxyl substituents on said fullerene, wherein n is 20 to 500 and having a ratio of non-hydroxyl
functional groups to hydroxyl functional groups that is less than or equal to 0.3, wherein said PHFs have an average of about
27 to about 48 functional groups per 60 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,252,447

COMPOSITE ANODE FOR A SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL INTEGRITY AND INCREASED EFFICIENCY

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composite anode, comprising an anode support layer (ASL) comprising nickel-yttria-stabilized zirconia (Ni-YSZ) and an
anode functional layer (AFL) comprising nickel-gadolinium-doped ceria (Ni-GDC) prepared by suspension deposition or lamination
of a ball-milled slurry to the ASL, wherein the ASL and the AFL are in uniform intimate contact, and wherein the ASL is 250
to 440 ?m in thickness and wherein the Ni-GDC AFL is 5 to 40 ?m in thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,144,596

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING NEOPLASIA

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for treating colon cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount
of temozolamide and NSC-124854 having the following structure:
thereby treating the colon cancer.
US Pat. No. 9,074,193

HEAT RESISTANT PLANTS AND PLANT TISSUES AND METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An isolated polynucleotide encoding a mutant plant AGPase small subunit protein, or a functional fragment of said protein,
said protein comprising an amino acid mutation wherein the amino acid corresponding to the threonine amino acid at position
462 of wild type maize endosperm AGPase small subunit protein is replaced by an amino acid that confers increased heat stability
when said mutant AGPase small subunit is expressed to form an AGPase enzyme, and wherein said fragment comprises said amino
acid mutation at position 462 and wherein said fragment provides for said increased heat stability when said fragment is expressed
to form an AGPase enzyme.

US Pat. No. 9,213,938

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING POSE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for guidance and navigation of an autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle comprising at least one camera, the
method comprising:
processing a plurality of images of an environment of the autonomous vehicle captured using the at least one camera of the
autonomous vehicle over a period of time to track one or more objects within the environment, wherein processing the plurality
of images to track the one or more objects in the environment comprises processing at least two images of the plurality of
images to estimate a pose of a first object in the environment, wherein processing the at least two images to estimate the
pose of the first object comprises:

generating hypotheses for a pose component of pose of the first object;
identifying a mode of a probability mass function associated with the hypotheses;
extracting low-noise hypotheses; and
averaging the low-noise hypotheses to obtain an estimate for the pose component for the pose of the first object.

US Pat. No. 9,133,039

KINASE INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject comprising administering to the subject identified as in need thereof a compound
selected from the group consisting of:
2-methyl-1-phenyl-4-pyridin-2-yl-2-(2-pyridin-2-ylethyl)butan-1-one;
3-[5-[(4-oxo-4-phenyl-butan-2-ylidene)amino]pentylimino]-1-phenyl-butan-1-one (G13);
2-(diethylaminomethyl)-4-[4-[3-(diethylaminomethyl)-4-hydroxy-phenyl]hex-3-en-3-yl]phenol (G6);
2-dibutoxyphosphoryloxypentanenitrile (G31);
ytterbium(+3) cation trihydroxide (G33);
4-[(1S)-6,7-diethoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolin-1-yl]benzonitrile (G40);
G6 lead compound

or a salt, hydrate or solvate thereof ;
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of leukemias, lymphomas, myelomas, myeloproliferative disorders,
pancreatic cancer, and glioma.

US Pat. No. 9,393,558

PREPARATION OF TRIHALIDE ANION EXCHANGE RESINS, REVERSIBLE ADSORPTION AND CHLORINATION REACTIONS USING ION EXCHANGE RESINS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A trichloride resin, comprising a styrene divinylbenzene polymer resin having polymer bonded -ER3+Cl3? groups, wherein E is N, P, or As, and R is a methyl or larger alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,370,626

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR BLOCKING NEEDLE AND CANNULA TRACTS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

13. A needle comprising:
an elongated shaft that defines an outer surface; and
a polymer coating applied to the outer surface of the elongated shaft wherein the polymer coating is released from the outer
surface of the elongated shaft swells upon insertion of the needle into patient tissue to form a hydrogel that provides a
barrier between the needle and the tissue that blocks migration of patient tissue or delivered drugs between the needle and
the patient tissue, wherein the polymer coating is a dual coating that comprises an inner layer that is applied to the outer
surface of the shaft and an outer layer that is applied to the inner layer, the inner layer comprising polyethylene oxide
(PEO) and sodium alginate and the outer layer comprising polyvinyl alcohol (PVA).

US Pat. No. 9,247,749

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING PLANT DISEASE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of treating or preventing plant disease in a citrus plant comprising administering to a citrus plant in need thereof
a composition comprising an effective amount of a SecA inhibiting compound selected from the group consisting of: N-(5-ethyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)-1-methyl-9H-beta-carboline-3-carboxamide
(C16); 3-amino-6-phenyl-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)thieno[2,3-b]pyridine-2-carboxylic acid (C17); N-(1-{[(4-methoxyphenyl)amino]carbonyl}cyclohexyl)-4-(1H-tetrazol-1-yl)benzamide
(C18); N-(6-methoxy-1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl)-2-[(5-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)thio]acetamide (C19); and 7-benzoyl-11-(2-thienyl)-2,3,4,5,10,11-hexahydro-1H-diabenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-1-one
(C20).

US Pat. No. 10,010,288

SCREENING FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE USING SPEECH ARTICULATION CHARACTERISTICS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for screening for diseases, the method comprising:performing a signal analysis of a speech sample received from a subject, the signal analysis comprising extracting cepstral coefficients from the speech sample and identifying articulation range and articulation rate using the cepstral coefficients extracted from the speech sample, analyzing language patterns, and combining the signal analysis of the speech sample and the analyzed language patterns by a coding module, wherein the analyzing of the language patterns comprises analyzing the language patterns to determine if an indicator of a neurological disease is present, and wherein the signal analysis of the speech sample and the analyzing of the language patterns are interconnected with each other;
determining a likelihood and type of a disease based upon the articulation range and articulation rate identified by the signal analysis of the speech sample, as well as the analyzing of the language patterns; and
outputting information indicating the likelihood and type of the disease,
wherein the cepstral coefficients from the speech sample are human factor cepstral coefficients or mel-frequency cepstral coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,943,402

MICROPATTERNED INTRAOCULAR IMPLANT

Insight Innovations, LLC,...

1. An intraocular implant, comprising:an intraocular implant having an external surface configured for implantation in a posterior capsule of eye, said intraocular implant including:
an optical lens;
a biocompatible flexible membrane connected to a circumference of said optical lens, said biocompatible flexible membrane extending outward of said optical lens to terminate in an annular member; and
a plurality of groups of surface elements, wherein each group comprises a plurality of surface elements having a pattern repeated over the external surface of the intraocular implant, the plurality of groups of surface elements defining a tortuous pathway which traverses the plurality of groups of surface elements,
wherein said plurality of surface elements comprises a plurality of concentric bands of increasing diameter disposed about a central point, said plurality of concentric bands radially spaced apart and periodically interrupted circumferentially by a plurality of gaps defining said tortuous pathway on said intraocular implant which traverses said plurality of surface elements.

US Pat. No. 9,551,627

DYNAMIC WIND VELOCITY AND PRESSURE SIMULATOR

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A dynamic wind simulator, comprising:
a fan comprising a fan inlet and a fan discharge, the fan inlet connected to a proximal end of a fan inlet duct; and
an opposed blade damper connected to a distal end of the fan inlet duct, the opposed blade damper comprising pairs of opposed
damper blades that include a first damper blade configured to rotate in a first direction and a second damper blade configured
to rotate in a second direction opposite the first direction, where the opposed blade damper is configured to modulate airflow
pressure or velocity provided by the fan discharge at frequencies up to 10 Hz, the air flow pressure or velocity modulated
by adjusting positioning of the pairs of opposed damper blades.

US Pat. No. 9,266,611

FLIGHT PATH DEVELOPMENT FOR REMOTE SENSING VEHICLES IN A MOVING REFERENCE FRAME

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of producing a travel path for a vehicle, comprising: providing a processor; receiving target parameters via the
processor, wherein the target parameters determine a location of a target area with respect to a first reference frame; receiving
a velocity a second reference frame is moving with respect to the first reference frame via the processor; receiving one or
more sensor parameters relating to a sensor to be transported by a vehicle traveling in the second reference frame so as to
travel along a travel path with respect to the target via the processor; determining a travel path for the vehicle with respect
to the target area via the processor, wherein the travel path includes travel curves and turns, wherein when the vehicle travels
along the travel curves the sensor acquires sensor data with respect to the target area to be used to provide information
regarding the target area and when the vehicle travels along the turns the sensor does not acquire sensor data with respect
to the target area to be used to provide information regarding the target area, wherein the turns connect the travel curves
to form the travel path; and traveling the vehicle along the travel path with respect to the target area.

US Pat. No. 9,217,058

ACETAL METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method of preparing a polyacetal comprising the steps of:
providing a polymerization mixture comprising a plurality of bis-acetal monomers of the structure:

wherein R? is independently C1 to C5 alkyl, R is one or more substituted or unsubstituted: C5 to C24 alkylene; C4 to C24 alkenylene; C6 to C14 arylene; C7 to C24 alkylarylene; heteroatom or carbonyl interrupted C3 to C24 alkylene; heteroatom or carbonyl interrupted C4 to C24 alkenylene; heteroatom or carbonyl interrupted C4 to C14 arylene; or heteroatom or carbonyl interrupted C5 to C24 alkylarylene; and polymerizing said bis-acetal monomers upon addition of a catalyst to said polymerization mixture to form
a polyacetal that is a polymer or copolymer of the structure:


 where n is on average greater than 10.

US Pat. No. 9,109,042

DELAYING THE PROGRESSION OF DIABETES

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of ameliorating or delaying the onset of diabetes in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering
a therapeutically effective amount of islet homeostasis protein (iHoP) modulating agent to said subject, wherein said iHoP
modulating agent is a nucleic acid based inhibitor that targets an iHoP nucleic acid sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,181,304

MACROCYCLIC THERAPEUTIC AGENTS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

University of Florida Res...

1. A compound of any of the formulae IX-XII:

wherein
Each X is independently S or O;
Each Y is independently H or Me;
Each R? is independently H or alkyl;
Each R? is independently H or alkyl;
Each R is independently alkyl optionally substituted with OH, OMe, SH, SMe, optionally substituted phenyl, NH2, NH-alkyl, or N(alkyl)(alkyl); or each R is independently the side chain of a naturally-occurring or non-natural amino acid;

or wherein each Y and R and the adjacent atoms attached to them (nitrogen and carbon, respectively) can combine to form a
heterocyclic ring;

Each R2 is independently H, alkyl, or —C(O)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,200,522

ACTIVE FILM COOLING FOR TURBINE BLADES

University of Florida Res...

1. A device, comprising:
a surface;
an orifice positioned in the surface,
wherein a cooling gas is output from the orifice such that the cooling gas output from the orifice has a cooling gas temperature
and has a component of flow in a downstream direction, and

wherein the downstream direction is parallel to the surface where the cooling gas is output from the orifice;
a suction hole positioned in the surface proximate the orifice,
wherein the suction hole has a pressure, Ps,
wherein at least a portion of the suction hole is positioned downstream from the orifice,
wherein at least another portion of the suction hole is positioned cross stream from the orifice,
wherein a cross stream direction is perpendicular to the downstream direction,
wherein the cross stream direction is parallel to the surface where the cooling gas is output from the orifice,
wherein the device is configured such that when a hot flow of a gas or gas mixture having a hot flow temperature greater than
the cooling gas temperature and having a flow pressure, Pf, greater than Ps, is flowing over the surface in the downstream
direction over the orifice, a streamwise pressure and a crosswise pressure are caused by a pressure differential, ?P, where
?P=Pf?Ps,

wherein the streamwise pressure and the crosswise pressure cause a force having a component of force in the cross stream direction
to be exerted on the cooling gas output from the orifice, and

wherein the force having the component of force in the cross stream direction exerted on the cooling gas output from the orifice
enhances attachment of the cooling gas output from the orifice to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,115,972

SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBE BASED AIR CATHODES

University of Florida Res...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a liquid electrolyte;
an air cathode, wherein the air cathode comprises:
a porous membrane having at least one hydrophobic surface; and
a conductive catalytic film comprising single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) having intimate electrical contact between said SWNTs, wherein said film contacts said hydrophobic surface of said porous membrane and said film is configured to be in direct contact with the liquid electrolyte, wherein said film does not comprise a metal catalyst, and wherein the air cathode is connected to an external circuit via direct electrical contact to the SWNTs.

US Pat. No. 9,495,139

ELASTIC COMPUTING

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method, comprising:
providing, in at least one computing device, a plurality of different implementations of an elastic function;
obtaining, in the at least one computing device, a plan for selecting an efficient implementation of the elastic function
from the plurality of different implementations of the elastic function, the plan being determined based at least in part
on a performance evaluation of each of the plurality of different implementations of the elastic function for a plurality
of different computing device configurations, each of the plurality of different computing device configurations specifying
at least one heterogeneous resource that comprises a combination of at least two different programmable hardware components,
each of the at least two different programmable hardware components having a different hardware architecture, the performance
evaluation being determined by:

executing one of the plurality of different implementations for a first subset of a plurality of input parameters to generate
a plurality of samples, each of the plurality of samples includes a resulting execution time;

generating interpolation data for a second subset of the plurality of input parameters based at least upon the resulting execution
time for the plurality of samples and a predefined accuracy requirement associated with the plurality of samples, the interpolation
data comprising a plurality of linear trends that satisfy the predefined accuracy requirement;

selecting a subset of the interpolation data to generate an implementation performance graph that provides an estimated execution
time for the plurality of input parameters for the one of the plurality of different implementations, wherein the selection
of the subset of interpolation is based at least in part on which portion of the interpolation data uses a least number of
the plurality of linear trends to represent a range of possible combinations of the plurality of input parameters for the
one of the plurality of different implementations;

executing, in the at least one computing device, an application that calls the elastic function; and
selecting, in the at least one computing device, a selected implementation of the different implementations of the elastic
function during execution of the application based at least in part on the plan and a current computing device configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,252,667

ELECTROMECHANICAL INDUCTORS AND TRANSFORMERS

University of Florida Res...

1. A switch-mode power converter, comprising:
a resonating inductor disposed between an input voltage signal and a switch,
wherein the resonating inductor passively stores energy via both an electromagnetic mechanism and a mechanical mechanism,
wherein the resonating inductor comprises a magnetic material and a first conductor, wherein the switch-mode power converter
is configured such that motion occurs between the magnetic material and the first conductor and such motion alters the electrical
impedance of the resonating inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,088,586

DETECTION OF SINKHOLES OR ANOMALIES

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for detecting subterranean properties associated with a geological domain comprising:obtaining waveform information corresponding to a geological domain through the use of (a) at least one impact mechanism configured to generate one or more impacts on the surface of the geological domain and (b) at least one receiver configured to record waveform information related to one or more seismic wave fields created by generating the one or more impacts;
determining, by at least one processor, a layering geometry of the geological domain by performing a global inversion on the waveform information, wherein performing the global inversion comprises assuming a free-surface condition for the surface of the geological domain;
performing a deterministic inversion on the waveform information based on the determined layering geometry of the geological domain; and
determining one or more subterranean properties associated with the geological domain based at least in part on the global inversion and the deterministic inversion.

US Pat. No. 9,616,051

DRUG TARGETS TO OVERCOME DE NOVO DRUG-RESISTANCE IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...

1. A method of treating an oncogenic disease or reducing oncogenic potential of a cell, comprising administering a therapeutically
effective amount of a topoisomerase II nuclear export signal inhibitor to a patient or contacting the cell with the therapeutically
effective amount of a topoisomerase II nuclear export signal inhibitor;
wherein the topoisomerase II nuclear export signal inhibitor is NCI-9138, NCI-155877, NCI-35847, or an having the backbone
structure


wherein the oncogenic disease is multiple myeloma, or breast cancer; and
co-administering the topoisomerase II nuclear export signal inhibitor with an intercalating topoisomerase II inhibitor, wherein
the topoisomerase II inhibitor is administered at between 1.6 to 24 hours after administration of the topoisomerase II nuclear
export signal inhibitor, or at about 4 hours after administration of the topoisomerase II nuclear export signal inhibitor.

US Pat. No. 9,291,758

LATERALLY ALIGNED COLLOIDAL NANORODS ASSEMBLIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A rice-shaped colloidal superparticle, comprising a plurality of nanorods having a long axis in excess of about three microns
and a length to diameter ratio in excess of about three to about ten,
wherein said colloidal superparticles are aligned along the long axis of said rice-shape to form a nanorods assembly, wherein
said colloidal superparticles comprise a multiplicity of nanorods aligned along the long axes of said rice-shaped colloidal
superparticles, wherein an average of said long axes of said colloidal superparticle is in excess of 3 microns, wherein the
length of said nanorods assembly is in excess of about 50 microns and the diameter perpendicular to said length of said nanorods
assembly is less than said average of said long axes of said colloidal superparticles, and wherein a polarization ratio of
said nanorods assembly is equal to or greater than a polarization ratio of nanorods in said colloidal superparticles, and

wherein said nanorods comprise CdSe/CdS, CdSe:Te/CdS, Mn-doped CdSe/CdS, Au, Cu, Fe, Co, Ni, indium oxide, gallium oxide,
CdSe, CdS, CdTe, ZnS, ZnSe, ZnTe, HgS, HgSe, HgTe, InP, InAs, GaP, GaAs, PbS, PbSe, PbTe, InCuS, InCuSe, InAgS, InAgSe, InAgTe,
or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,424,652

ADAPTIVE BACKGROUND ESTIMATION

University of Florida Res...

1. A signal processing device, comprising:
at least one processing unit; and
a memory storing a background estimation system executable in the at least one processing unit, the background estimation
system comprising code that when executed by the at least one processing unit cause the signal processing device to separate
foreground objects from at least one image frame in a sequence of image frames based at least in part upon a correntropy cost
function.

US Pat. No. 9,353,461

FABRICATION OF NANOPOROUS MEMBRANE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

10. A method, comprising:
providing a nanoporous membrane between a transferor and a mainmold of a stamp-through-mold (STM), the nanoporous membrane
including a plurality of nanofiber layers, where a first nanofiber layer of the plurality of nanofiber layers comprises a
plurality of nanofibers that are approximately aligned in a first direction, and where a second nanofiber layer of the plurality
of nanofiber layers is adjacent to the first nanofiber layer and comprises a plurality of nanofibers that are approximately
aligned in a second direction that is different than the first direction;

shearing a patterned membrane from the nanoporous membrane using the transferor and the mainmold of the STM; and
transferring the patterned membrane to a substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,220,475

ACOUSTIC SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF LEFT VENTRICLE ASSIST DEVICES AND OTHER MECHANICAL DEVICES IMPLANTED IN A PATIENT'S BODY

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An apparatus for acoustically monitoring performance of a medical device disposed within a body of a patient, said apparatus
comprising:
a plurality of acoustic sensors, wherein a first acoustic sensor is spaced apart from a second acoustic sensor;
a belt, said first and second acoustic sensors each adapted to be attached adjacent said belt in one of a plurality of positions,
said belt configured to apply pressure that serves to urge at least one of said first or said second acoustic sensor against
said body of said patient; and

a computer system that is connected to receive information from said first and second acoustic sensors, wherein:
said first acoustic sensor is adapted to receive a first set of acoustic information that corresponds to an acoustic activity
within said body of said patient;

said second acoustic sensor is adapted to receive a second set of acoustic information corresponding to said acoustic activity
within said body of said patient;

said computer system is adapted for:
(A) receiving said first and second sets of acoustic information, and
(B) using said first and second sets of acoustic information to calculate location information relating to a location of a
source of said acoustic activity.

US Pat. No. 9,155,826

METHOD FOR USING PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY TO OPTIMIZE FLUID REMOVAL DURING RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY BY HEMODIALYSIS OR HEMOFILTRATION

University of Florida Res...

1. A device for monitoring and controlling renal replacement therapy, said device comprising
a computer that communicates with at least one pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probe, said computer comprising
at least one processing module;
a first computer-readable program code module that causes said computer to separate a signal stream from said at least one
pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probe into an isolated pulsatile cardiac component signal stream, an isolated venous capacitance
component signal stream, or both;

a second computer-readable program code module that causes said computer to analyze said isolated pulsatile cardiac component
signal stream and/or said isolated venous capacitance component signal stream to determine changes in blood flow, blood volume
status, or both; and

a third computer-readable program code module that causes said computer to adjust said renal replacement therapy, without
need for user input, in response to a change in said isolated pulsatile cardiac component signal stream and/or said isolated
venous capacitance component signal stream, whereby said therapy is adjusted until said isolated pulsatile cardiac component
signal stream and/or said isolated venous capacitance component signal stream is modulated to a target level.

US Pat. No. 9,051,350

MACROCYCLIC ANTIPROLIFERATION AGENTS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

University of Florida Res...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of Formula I and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier:

wherein:
each R1 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R2 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R3 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R4 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R5 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R6 is independently H, or alkyl or aryl, each optionally substituted;

each R7 is independently H, or alkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, halo, cyano, nitro, mercapto, thioalkoxy, alkoxycarbonyl, carboxyl, amino,
mono- or di-alkylamino, or amido, each optionally substituted;

each R8 is independently H, or alkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, halo, cyano, nitro, mercapto, thioalkoxy, alkoxycarbonyl, carboxyl, amino,
mono- or di-alkylamino, or amido, each optionally substituted;

each n is independently 1, 2, 3 or 4;
and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvate, or hydrate thereof;
wherein said composition comprimises at least one of the group consisting of sodium carboxymethylcelluose, propylene glycol,
polyethylene glycol, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

US Pat. No. 9,527,806

STRUCTURE, SYNTHESIS, AND APPLICATIONS FOR POLY (PHENYLENE) ETHYNYLENES (PPES)

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. A material incorporating a poly(phenylene ethynylene), the poly(phenylene ethynylene) having the structure:

wherein
the poly(phenylene ethynylene) is grafted to the material by chemisorption or wherein the polymer is attached to the material
by physisorption;

n is selected from the group consisting of whole numbers between 5 and 200;
A is C2C6H2;

B is selected from the group consisting of C2C6H2 and C2C4S;

C=is either C6H4 or not present;

X is selected from the group consisting of: [C2C6H4]2COOCH2CH3 and [C2C4H2S][C2C6H4]COOCH2CH3;

Y is selected from the group consisting of: COOCH2CH3;

ZA is selected from the group consisting of O(CH2)k(C6H12N2)C6H132+, O(CH2)kSO3?, and O(CH2)kN(CH3)3+; where k is selected from the group consisting of the whole number between 1 and 10;

ZB is H;

if ZA is O(CH2)k(C6H12N2)C6H132+, then A=C2C6H2, C is C6H4, Y is COOCH2CH3, and X is [C2C6H4]2COOCH2CH3; and

if ZA is O(CH2)kN(CH3)3+ and C is present, then Y=COOCH2CH3 and X is selected from the group consisting of [C2C6H4]2COOCH2CH3 and [C2C4H2S][C2C6H4]COOCH2CH3, wherein

if B=C2C6H2, then X is [C2C6H4]2COOCH2CH3, and

if B=C2C4S, then X is [C2C4H2S][C2C6H4]COOCH2CH3.

US Pat. No. 9,730,970

SEAWEED EXTRACTS, UNSATURATED ALDEHYDES, AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of treating a human suffering from prostate cancer comprising administering to said human suffering from prostate
cancer a therapeutically effective amount of an extract of cultivated seaweed Ulva sp., wherein said human is effectively treated after having the cultivated seaweed Ulva sp. administered to him/her and wherein said extract is extracted with a solvent selected from the group consisting of ethyl
acetate, hexane, isopropanol, acetonitrile and dichloromethane.

US Pat. No. 9,604,885

SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING OF ULTRA HIGH HARDNESS BORON CARBIDE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A super-hard material, comprising a single phase late transition metal doped boron carbide, wherein the Vickers Hardness
is greater than 35 GPa, wherein the late transition metal is Ni, Co, Rh, Pd, or other Group 9 or Group 10 transition metal.

US Pat. No. 9,096,553

DESFERRITHIOCIN POLYETHER ANALOGUES

University of Florida Res...

1. A compound represented by Structural Formula (V):
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,750,250

CONJUGATED POLYELECTROLYTES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. An antimicrobial substrate, the antimicrobial substrate comprising:
a substrate; and
a conjugated polyelectrolyte comprising a subunit having the following structure:

wherein
at each occurrence, R1has the structure:


at each occurrence, X is a bond, —O—, —NH—, or —S—,
at each occurrence, R3 is a (C1-C20)hydrocarbylene interrupted by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 heteroatoms,

at each occurrence, R5 is independently chosen from a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10)hydrocarbyl,

at each occurrence, Y is independently chosen from a bond and —C?C—,
at each occurrence, R2 is independently chosen from a bond, a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene, thiophenylene, azulenylene, heptalenylene,
biphenylene, indacenylene, fluorenylene, phenanthrenylene, triphenylenylene, pyrenylene, naphthacenylene, chrysenylene, biphenylenylene,
anthracenylene, and naphthylene, and

at each occurrence, Z is independently chosen from a bond and —C?C—.
US Pat. No. 9,365,600

POLYNUCLEAR METAL CLUSTERS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composition, comprising a polynuclear manganese cluster compound having oxygen-containing ligand, wherein the polynuclear
manganese cluster compound has the formula MnxMyRz, wherein R is an oxygen containing ligand, M is Ca or Sr, x is 2 to 84, y is 0 to 2, and z is 8 to 24, wherein each oxygen-containing
ligand is independently selected from the group consisting of: an alcohol group, an alkoxide group, an ether group, and a
combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,276,048

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFRARED DETECTION AND DISPLAY

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of detecting infrared (IR), comprising:
providing an IR detector, wherein the IR detector comprises:
a phototransistor, wherein the phototransistor comprises an absorbing layer;
a light-emitting layer, wherein at least one of the absorbing layer and the light-emitting layer comprises an organic material;
an organic light emitting diode (OLED), wherein the OLED incorporates the light emitting layer,
a first electrode transparent to IR light; and
a second electrode,
wherein IR light to be detected passes through the first electrode transparent to IR light and enters the absorbing layer,
wherein the IR light is absorbed in the absorbing layer so as to generate photoexcited charge carriers,
wherein the charge carriers are injected into the OLED so as to generate photons,
wherein the second electrode is transparent to the generated photons,
wherein the generated photons pass through the second electrode,
wherein the generated photons are in the visible range, and
wherein the generated photons passing through the second electrode produce a visible output image corresponding to an IR image
incident on the first electrode, incidenting IR light on the IR detector; and

receiving light emitted by the light-emitting layer as an indication of the incident infrared light.
US Pat. No. 9,125,950

SIDEROPHORE CONJUGATE IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND VACCINES

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for inducing an immune response in a human or non-human animal against a strain of Vibrio, comprising administering to the animal an immunogenic composition comprising a conjugate, wherein the conjugate comprises
a siderophore covalently linked to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier molecule, wherein:
the siderophore is vibriobactin or vulnibactin;
the pharmaceutically acceptable carrier molecule comprises a protein; and
the antigenicity of the conjugate is sufficient to stimulate an immunologic response to said conjugate when said conjugate
is circulating in the bloodstream of the animal.

US Pat. No. 9,110,048

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MEASURING THE ACIDITY OF AIRBORNE MATTER USING UV-VISIBLE SPECTROMETRY

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for measuring the acidity of airborne matter, comprising:
passing a sample through a cartridge to remove ammonia;
passing the sample through a cartridge to remove nitric acid gas;
passing the sample through a filter impregnated with an indicator dye; and
analyzing the filter using UV-visible spectrometry,
wherein the filter comprises Teflon polymers and glass fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,155,831

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR DETECTING GAS CONTAMINATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A gas contamination detection apparatus comprising:
a gas analyzer configured to receive a sample of a gas to be delivered to a patient and to analyze the sample of the gas to
determine whether the gas contains a contaminant, the gas analyzer comprising:

a chamber configured to receive the sample of the gas;
a pulse generator configured to generate an electric arc within the chamber that ionizes the sample of the gas to generate
a plasma discharge;

an optical spectrometer that detects an emission spectrum of the plasma discharge;
a central controller that analyzes the detected emission spectrum and determines whether the gas contains the contaminant;
and

a gas shut-off valve configured to automatically prevent the gas from being delivered to the patient if the sample of the
gas is determined to contain the contaminant; and

wherein the central controller is configured to automatically open the gas shut-off valve if the gas is confirmed to be free
of contaminants.

US Pat. No. 9,147,852

AIR STABLE ORGANIC-INORGANIC NANOPARTICLES HYBRID SOLAR CELLS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An air resistant photovoltaic cell comprising:
a low work function electrode;
a photoactive layer comprising an organic polymer wherein said photoactive layer exhibits semiconductor properties and absorbs
visible and/or near infrared electromagnetic radiation;

a ZnO nanoparticle layer situated between said low work function electrode and said photoactive layer and physically contacting
and electrically contacting at least a portion of said low work function electrode and physically contacting and electrically
contacting at least a portion of said photoactive layer, wherein said ZnO nanoparticle layer comprises a multiplicity of coupled
ZnO nanospheres, wherein individual monomer uncoupled ZnO nanospheres having a mean diameter of 3 to 4 nm are fused as dimer
coupled ZnO nanospheres, trimer coupled ZnO nanospheres, tetramer coupled ZnO nanospheres, and pentamer coupled ZnO nanospheres,
and wherein a majority of said coupled ZnO nanospheres are dimer coupled ZnO nanospheres; and

a transparent high work function electrode comprising a bilayer electrode physically contacting and electrically contacting
said photoactive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,598,468

POLYPEPTIDES AND VECTORS FOR TARGETING HER2/NEU EXPRESSING CELLS AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An isolated polypeptide in which the sequence YCDGFYACYMDV (SEQ ID NO: 3) has been substituted into loop 4 of a parvovirus
B19 VP2 capsid protein for the P antigen binding site, wherein loop 4 consists of residues 393 to 406 of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,419,933

MAXIMIZING CIRCLE OF TRUST IN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

University of Florida Res...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling propagation of information posted on an online social network (OSN), the method
comprising executing on a processor the steps of:
receiving a message and an unwanted target for the message from a source user of the OSN;
storing the message and the unwanted target on one or more computer readable media in operable communication with the processor;
obtaining a friend/follower list associated with the source user on the OSN;
constructing, from the friend/follower list and the unwanted target, a maximum circle of trust (MCT), the MCT comprising a
largest set of trusted users of the OSN, wherein the MCT minimizes a probability that the message will be propagated to the
unwanted target via the trusted users; and

rendering the message on the OSN, wherein the message is visible on the OSN only to the trusted users indicated by the MCT,
wherein constructing the MCT comprises executing on the processor the following steps:
representing the source user's network as a directed graph with a tuple of probability , where asi is a sharing probability from the source user s to a friend user i and each asi is defined as

where ansi represents a numerator of asi, adsi represents a denominator of asiand Ad is the least common multiple of all denominators adsi;
performing phase 1 scaling by scaling asi by a factor A to provide a scaled sharing probability

where
?>0, ? is a leakage probability to the unwanted user t, and Sn is the number of friends i of the source user s; and
performing phase 2 dynamic programming by performing a recursion function Li(a) for a=1 to Sn,


where Li(a) is the minimum leakage probability of a subset of s's first i friends with a elide of trust Ca having size equal to a
and wi=?log(1?asipit) corresponding to the neighbor i of s; and

wherein the MCT is arg max1?a?Sn{Ca|L(a)??}.

US Pat. No. 9,365,791

ARTICLES HAVING LOW COEFFICIENTS OF FRICTION, METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An article, comprising:
a polymer matrix having a plurality of solid lubricant structures, the solid lubricant structures are chosen from: a filament,
a fiber, a yarn, and a combination thereof, wherein each solid lubricant structure has a central axis down the longest dimension
of the solid lubricant structure, wherein at an edge of a side of the article where the solid lubricant structure is adapted
to slide along a sliding surface, an angle between the central axis of the plurality of the solid lubricant structures and
a plane that is transverse with the sliding surface of the article is about 5° or more.

US Pat. No. 9,228,570

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SMALL SATELLITE PROPULSION

University of Florida Res...

21. A propulsion system for space application comprising:
a thruster comprising:
a chip having a slot shaped channel, the channel having an inlet and an outlet which define a thrust axis along a downstream
direction, the channel comprising a first wall and a second wall that faces and is opposite the first wall, wherein the channel
is configured to receive a propellant at the inlet and to exhaust propellant at the outlet;

a first electrode pair comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode pair is mounted on
or embedded in one of either the first wall or the second wall, the second electrode being downstream of the first electrode;

a heating element, mounted to the chip and configured to heat the chip;
a power supply configured to provide a first voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode to create a first
glow discharge in the propellant, the power supply and first electrode pair further configured to accelerate the propellant
via a first electrohydrodynamic effect along the thrust axis to generate thrust.

US Pat. No. 9,214,502

PHOTODETECTOR AND UP-CONVERSION DEVICE WITH GAIN

University of Florida Res...

1. A method, comprising:
applying a bias voltage to a device comprising an anode, a cathode, an IR sensitizing material layer, and a charge multiplication
layer (CML), wherein the CML separates the IR sensitizing material layer from the cathode or the anode; and

exposing the device to infrared radiation such that a current flows between the anode and the cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,125,415

THIOPHENE BASED OLIGOMERS AS LIGHT ACTIVATED BIOCIDES

STC, UNM, Albuquerque, N...

1. A compound of formula (I)

wherein
Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl ring system;
L is a linker comprising a 1-6 carbon chain, optionally comprising 1-2 heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O,
NR, or S(O)q wherein q is 0, 1, or 2;

each R is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, two R together are alkylene or alkenylene
such that the two R together with the nitrogen atom to which the two R are bound form a heterocyclyl, and three R together
are trivalent alkylene or trivalent alkenylene such that the three R together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound
form a bicycloheterocyclyl such that the nitrogen atom to which the three R are bound is part of each of the two cycloheterocyclyl
rings of the bicycloheterocyclyl ring;

optionally, wherein Ar is an electron donor ring system or an electron acceptor ring system; and,
each X is independently an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,666,181

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TUNING AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEMS

University of Florida Res...

1. A non-transitory system memory encoding computer executable instructions that, when executed by at least one processor,
perform a method comprising:
sending an associated user response to the speech recognition system, wherein the associated user response is based at least
in part on a test stimulus;

receiving a recognized response from the speech recognition system, wherein the recognized response is based at least in part
on the associated user response;

comparing at least two of the test stimulus, associated user response, and the recognized response, and for generating a confusion
error matrix, wherein the confusion error matrix comprises test stimulus and the recognized response; and

adjusting at least one parameter of the speech recognition system based at least in part on the confusion error matrix.
US Pat. No. 9,629,848

COMPOUNDS THAT MODULATE AUTOIMMUNITY AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of preventing, treating or ameliorating autoimmune diabetes by administering to a mammal in need of such treatment,
a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:
1,3,6,8-tetraazatricyclo[4.4.1.1(3,8)]dodecane,
1-ethyl-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-allyl-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-(15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]dec-1-yl)acetone,
1-(2,4,5-trichlorobenzyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-bromo-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
2-(15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]dec-1-yl)ethanol,
1-(4-chloro-2-butenyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-(2-chloro-2-propenyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-benzyl-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-(2,3-dibromo-2-propenyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
1-(3-chloro-2-propenyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane, and
1-(2-oxiranylmethyl)-15,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane,
and pharmaceutically-acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,500,844

COMPACT LENS SYSTEM FOR USE IN PHOTOACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A lens system for use with photoacoustic microscopy apparatus, comprising:
a fiber optic with a collimated distal end;
a tank comprising an imaging window;
a toroidal ultrasound transducer located inside the tank and operatively secured to the collimated distal end of the fiber
optic;

a lens housing located inside the tank and adjacent the toroidal ultrasound transducer, the lens housing having flexible optically
transmissive entrance and exit ports aligned between the toroidal ultrasound transducer and the imaging window;

a lens liquid filling the lens housing;
a fluid connection located inside the tank for deforming the lens housing, the fluid connection configured to introduce or
withdraw the lens liquid to or from the lens housing to flex the entrance and exit ports of the lens housing; and

a tank liquid completely filling the tank and surrounding the lens housing.

US Pat. No. 9,411,209

INFRARED-MODULATING ELECTROACTIVE DEVICES WITH VISIBLE REGION TRANSPARENCY

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An IR modulating electrochromic cell, consisting essentially of a minimally color changing polymer (MCCP) selected from
poly(N-alkyl substituted ethylenedioxypyrrole), a ploy(N-alkyl substituted propylenedioxypyrrole), or a copolymer thereof
contacting an electrode and a non-color changing polymer (NCCP), wherein the polymer comprises a 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-N-oxyl
(TEMPO) group contacting a counter electrode, wherein the MCCP's transmissivity changes by more than 20% in the near IR and/or
IR but changes less than 15% in the visible upon changing from the neutral to the oxidized states, and wherein the NCCP undergoes
little or no transmissivity change in the visible, near IR, or IR upon changing from the neutral to the oxidized states.

US Pat. No. 9,370,634

MONITORING POSITIVE END EXPIRATORY PRESSURE WITH PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for monitoring the application of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) to an individual, comprising
isolating, with a computer, a pulsatile arterial component (PAC) signal and a venous impedance component (VIC) signal of a
PPG signal obtained from a central source site of the individual;

monitoring the PAC signal, the VIC signal, or both, over time; and
adjusting the level of PEEP based on the PAC signal, the VIC signal, or both.

US Pat. No. 9,198,586

METHODS OF MONITORING OXYGENATION BY POSITIVE END EXPIRATORY PRESSURE USING PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of optimizing oxygenation in a patient comprising:
(a) securing a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and a positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) apparatus to a central source
site of the patient,

(b) applying PEEP to the patient at a first level;
(c) evaluating with a computer (1) a blood oxygen saturation; and (2) changes in a magnitude of an envelope of a PPG signal
and/or an amplitude of a PPG signal, to determine whether the level of PEEP is appropriate; and

(d) if the level of PEEP is not appropriate, (1) increasing or decreasing the level of PEEP to a second level, (2) increasing
fluid volume in the patient, (3) providing drug treatment to the patient, or (4) a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,200,945

WAVELENGTH DIVISION SENSING RF VIBROMETER FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF COMPLEX VIBRATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method for non-contact measurement of mechanical vibration, comprising:
transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal at a first carrier frequency toward a target;
receiving a reflected RF signal from the target;
down-converting the reflected RF signal to a baseband signal;
determining a number N from the baseband signal, wherein N is a number of frequency components of vibration of the target;
determining N pairs of harmonics;
determining N amplitude ratios at a second carrier frequency, where each of the N amplitude ratios is an amplitude ratio of
a corresponding pair of harmonics of the N pairs of harmonics at the second carrier frequency, the second carrier frequency
different than the first carrier frequency; and

determining information regarding the vibration of the target from the N amplitude ratios.
US Pat. No. 9,080,011

POLY(DIHYDROFERULIC ACID) A BIORENEWABLE POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE MIMIC DERIVED FROM LIGNIN AND ACETIC ACID AND COPOLYMERS THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A biorenewable thermoplastic copolymer consisting of poly(dihydroferulic acid-co-ferulic acid) wherein the poly(dihydroferulic
acid-co-ferulic acid) has at least one acetoxy end-group and the percentage of ferulic acid units is 10 to 90 molar percent.

US Pat. No. 9,288,449

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING MULTIPLE OBJECTS WITHIN A CAMERA FIELD-OF-VIEW

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method for controlling a camera to simultaneously maintain multiple objects within a field of view of the camera, the
method comprising:
identifying a plurality of object tracking constraint functions to be enforced with respect to the multiple objects that are
simultaneously maintained within the field of view, each of the plurality of object tracking constraint functions relating
to an attribute of the multiple objects determined from image data captured by the camera, wherein one object tracking constraint
function of the plurality of object tracking constraint functions relates to a location of a mean position of the multiple
objects that are simultaneously maintained within the field of view;

identifying a priority ranking for the plurality of object tracking constraint functions such that more important object tracking
constraint functions have a higher priority ranking than less important object tracking constraint functions, which have a
lower priority ranking;

determining, by a computing system that includes a processing device, each attribute from the image data captured by the camera,
including the mean position of the multiple objects; and

determining, by the computing system, a set of solutions that satisfy the plurality of object tracking constraint functions
relative to an order of their priority ranking such that solutions that satisfy lower priority ranking object tracking constraint
functions are only considered viable if they also satisfy any higher priority ranking object tracking constraint functions,
each solution of the set of solutions providing an indication as to how to control the camera to simultaneously maintain the
multiple objects within the field of view of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,455,604

REGRET BENEFIT RATIO LINK SCHEDULER FOR WIRELESS BACKHAUL WITH DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A wireless system, comprising:a plurality of directional antennas; and
a scheduler for scheduling multiple links between the plurality of directional antennas,
wherein the scheduler schedules the multiple links concurrently in a same time slot based on a plurality of Regret Benefit Ratios (RBRs), wherein each RBR of the plurality of RBRs is associated with a link of the multiple links, wherein each RBR of the plurality of RBRs is a single ratio calculated based on contention between a link of the multiple links and contended neighbors of the link and a Quality of Service (QoS) of the link, and wherein contention between the link and contended neighbors of the link is determined based at least in part on a count of the contended neighbors.

US Pat. No. 9,214,618

MINIATURE THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR

University of Florida Res...

1. A thermoelectric device, comprising:
a stack of thermoelectric modules, each thermoelectric module comprising:
an inner thermally conductive ring, the inner thermally conductive ring providing a channel for hot gas to pass therethrough;
an outer thermally conductive ring, an outer surface of the outer thermally conductive ring remaining cooler than the inner
thermally conductive ring;

a radially-oriented thermopile in connection with the inner thermally conductive ring and the outer thermally conductive ring,
wherein the radially-oriented thermopile has azimuthally alternating L-shaped regions of thermoelectric material in a direction
following a circumference of the outer thermally conductive ring, each L-shaped region overlapping a portion of the adjacent
L-shaped region; and

an annular supporting membrane perpendicular to the channel, wherein the annular supporting membrane is disposed between the
radially-oriented thermopile and a top surface of the inner and outer thermally conductive rings, and wherein each top surface
of the inner and outer thermally conductive rings is perpendicular to the channel, wherein the annular supporting membrane
comprises a thermally insulating material.

US Pat. No. 9,637,425

NCN TRIANIONIC PINCER COMPLEXES AS CATALYSTS FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION AND ISOMERIZATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A catalyst, comprising a NCN pincer ligand group VI metal complex, wherein the NCN pincer ligand is in the dianionic form
or trianionic form having the structures:
wherein the group VI metal is in the +2 oxidation state or +4 oxidation state where the NCN pincer ligand with N and C are
nitrogen and carbon anion sites of the NCN pincer ligand and HN is a neutral site and metal ion form a pair of five-member
rings or a pair of six-member rings in the complexes and where R is 2,6-bis-(i-propyl)phenyl, 3,5-bis-(methyl)phenyl, 3,5-bis-(trifluoromethyl)
phenyl, 3,5-bis-(i-propyl)phenyl, mesytyl, or tri-i-propylsilyl and R? is a normal alkyl group or a phenyl group, and wherein
the NCN pincer ligand in the triprotonated form is:
where R is 2,6-bis-(i-propyl)phenyl, 3,5-bis-(methyl)phenyl, 3,5-bis-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl, 3,5-bis-(i-propyl)phenyl, mesytyl,
or tri-i-propylsilyl and where L is tetrahydrofuran (THF).

US Pat. No. 9,735,386

QUANTUM-DOT BASED HYBRID LED LIGHTING DEVICES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A hybrid organic light emitting diode (OLED) device, comprising:
an organic light emitting diode comprising an electroluminescent layer comprising a blue emitting organic emitter or a combination
of a green emitting organic emitter with the blue emitting organic emitter within the organic tight emitting diode; and

a conversion layer comprising a plurality of photoluminescent quantum dots (QDs) dispersed in a transparent polymer matrix
residing on a light exiting face of a transparent electrode or a transparent substrate of the organic light emitting diode,
wherein the QDs down-convert a portion of the blue and green light to one or more higher wavelengths of visible light such
that the combination of wavelengths exiting the device provides a white light and wherein the conversion layer consists of
a plurality of microlenses.

US Pat. No. 10,074,738

TUNABLE BARRIER TRANSISTORS FOR HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A tunable barrier transistor, comprising:an inorganic semiconducting layer;
a source electrode comprising a porous nano-carbon film disposed on a portion of a first side of the inorganic semiconducting layer, the porous nano-carbon film forming a source-channel interface with the inorganic semiconducting layer that includes open regions in the porous nano-carbon film;
a gate dielectric layer disposed on the porous nano-carbon film of the source electrode; and
a gate electrode disposed on the gate dielectric layer over at least a portion of the porous nano-carbon film, where a gate field produced by the gate electrode modulates a barrier height at the source-channel interface and modulates a barrier width based, at least in part on, modulating an accumulation of carriers in a semiconductor of the inorganic semiconducting layer in a vicinity of the porous nano-carbon film.

US Pat. No. 9,567,492

POLISHING OF HARD SUBSTRATES WITH SOFT-CORE COMPOSITE PARTICLES

Sinmat, Inc., Gainesvill...

1. A method of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), comprising
providing a slurry
comprising a plurality of composite particles dispersed in a water-based carrier that comprise a plurality of hard diamond
particles on an outer surface of a soft-core particle comprising an inorganic material wherein said soft-core particle comprise
alumina, boron carbide, boron nitride, or silicon carbide, and wherein an average size of said soft-core particle is at least
1 ?m

placing a substrate having a substrate surface with a hardness greater than a Mohs number of 6 or a Vickers hardness greater
than 1,000 kg/mm into a CMP apparatus having a rotating polishing pad, and

performing CMP with said rotating polishing pad and said slurry to polish said substrate surface.

US Pat. No. 9,550,685

DESALINATION APPARATUS AND PROCESS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a source for a gaseous waste stream; the gaseous waste stream comprising sulfur dioxide;
a sensor, the sensor being operative to measure the concentration of sulfur dioxide present in the gaseous waste stream;
a diffusion tower; the feed water and the gaseous waste stream being configured to flow countercurrent to each other in the
diffusion tower; the diffusion tower being disposed downstream of the source for the gaseous waste stream and in fluid communication
with the source for the gaseous waste stream; the diffusion tower being operative to effect a transfer of sulfur dioxide from
the gaseous waste stream to the feed water as well as to form a humidified gaseous waste stream; where the sensor is an electrochemical
sensor and is disposed at an inlet to the diffusion tower; and

a direct contact condenser in fluid communication with the diffusion tower; the direct contact condenser being operative to
receive the humidified gaseous waste stream from the diffusion tower and condensing the humidified gaseous waste stream, wherein
purified water is produced upon condensation of the humidified gaseous waste stream.

US Pat. No. 9,362,365

GRAPHITE AND/OR GRAPHENE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A semimetal semiconductor field effect transistor (SMESFET) comprising:
a semiconductor layer including a semiconducting material;
a semimetal stack including a graphene layer, wherein the semimetal stack is formed on the semiconductor layer, and the semiconductor
layer and the semimetal stack form a Schottky barrier; and

two electrodes and a counter electrode disposed on a side of the semimetal stack opposite the semiconductor layer and not
in contact with the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,214,644

ACTIVE MATRIX DILUTE SOURCE ENABLED VERTICAL ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING TRANSISTOR

University of Florida Res...

1. A display panel comprising:
an array comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel of the plurality of the pixels comprises:
a switching transistor; and
a driving transistor having a drain layer and a source layer, wherein the driving transistor is coupled to the switching transistor
and configured to emit light responsive to activation by the switching transistor and to have a frequency response that depends
on a gate capacitance of the driving transistor and a resistance of the source layer of the driving transistor;

at least one source conducting line coupled to the source layer; and
an interlayer dielectric layer positioned between the drain layer and the at least one source conducting line, wherein:
the pixel does not further comprise a storage capacitor separate from the switching transistor or the driving transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,161,693

MINIATURIZED ELECTRONIC DEVICE INGESTIBLE BY A SUBJECT OR IMPLANTABLE INSIDE A BODY OF THE SUBJECT

University of Florida Res...

1. A miniaturized in-body electronic device comprising:
at least one dipole antenna configured to receive an AC signal sent via galvanic coupling through a body of a subject when
the in-body electronic device is located therein, and also configured as oxidizing and reduction electrodes of an electrochemical
battery when the in-body electronic device is exposed to internal gastric acid;

power extraction circuitry configured to extract electrical power from the at least one dipole antenna, the extracted electrical
power being accumulated over a charging cycle;

a transmitter coupled to receive power from the power extraction circuitry; and
a controller coupled to the transmitter, wherein the controller is configured to activate the transmitter to generate a sequence
of intermittent transmission bursts for transmitting an uplink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,096,789

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHT ABSORPTION AND CHARGED CARRIER TRANSPORT

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of fabricating a nanostructured bulk heterojunction, comprising:providing a pre-patterned stamp with a plurality of features extending from a stamp body, the features of the plurality of features having depth and width,
wherein the width of the features of the plurality of features is in the range 10-100 nm;
depositing a first donor layer of first donor material on the pre-patterned stamp, such that a corresponding plurality of portions of the first donor layer extend from the plurality of features, and portions of first donor layer are deposited in between the features of the plurality of features,
wherein a thickness of the first donor layer is less than the depth of the features of the plurality of features,
wherein the first donor material is an organic semiconductor, and
wherein the first donor layer is 40-200 nm thick;
prior to depositing the first donor layer of first donor material on the pre-patterned stamp,
i. adding an adhesive reduction layer to a surface of the pre-patterned stamp to lower adhesion of the first donor layer to the surface of the pre-patterned stamp; or
ii. treating the surface of the pre-patterned stamp to lower adhesion of the first donor layer to the surface of the pre-patterned stamp;
depositing a second donor layer of second donor material on a substrate having an indium-tin-oxide coating;
stamping the pre-patterned stamp having the first donor layer onto the second donor layer on the substrate so as to transfer the plurality of portions of the first donor layer to the second donor layer on the substrate so as to create a corresponding plurality of protrusions of first donor material protruding from the second donor layer,
wherein the plurality of portions of the first donor layer transferred to the second donor layer on the substrate are portions of the first donor layer that are not deposited in between the features of the pre-patterned stamp; and
depositing acceptor material between the plurality of protrusions of first donor material and on top of the plurality of protrusions of first donor material.

US Pat. No. 9,844,326

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CREATING REDUCED TEST SETS USED IN ASSESSING SUBJECT RESPONSE TO STIMULI

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a test set for testing a subject using a computer system comprising logic-based
processing circuitry, the method comprising:
selecting at least one feature from among a plurality of features, wherein the at least one feature is selected based upon
a measure of the role of the at least one feature in determining the subject's hearing ability;

based on the at least one selected feature, generating one or more classes of stimuli;
presenting at least one stimulus from the one or more classes of stimuli to a subject;
modifying at least one of the one or more classes, wherein modifying at least one of the one or more classes comprises randomly
removing a stimulus from at least one of the one or more classes to generate one or more modified classes;

presenting at least one stimulus from the one or more modified classes; and
adjusting at least one operational parameter of a hearing-enhancement device based at least in part on a hearing performance
of the patient with respect to different parameter values.

US Pat. No. 9,611,302

HIGH-TRANSDUCTION-EFFICIENCY RAAV VECTORS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE

University of Florida Res...

1. An AAV VP3 protein comprising a non-threonine amino acid residue at a position that corresponds to T491 of the wild-type
AAV2 capsid protein of SEQ ID NO: 2.

US Pat. No. 9,553,984

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTELY TUNING HEARING DEVICES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A system for tuning a hearing device, the system comprising:
a first transmitter for sending a test signal to a model of the hearing device;
an encoder for encoding the test signal using the model of the hearing device, wherein the model identifies a type of the
hearing device being tested;

a processor for setting a parameter of the model, wherein the parameter is based at least on a measured response;
a second transmitter for sending the encoded test signal to the hearing device associated with a user;
a receiver for receiving a user response, wherein the user response is provided in response to the encoded signal; and
a comparison module for comparing the user response to the test signal.

US Pat. No. 9,406,759

METHODS FOR FORMING NANOCRYSTALS WITH POSITION-CONTROLLED DOPANTS

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for doping nanocrystals, comprising the steps of:
synthesizing a starting host particle having a first radius;
incorporating impurity atoms onto a surface of the starting host particle in the presence of doping precursors to form a doped
starting host particle;

purifying the doped starting host particle by removing unreacted dopants from the doped starting host particle to form a purified
doped starting host particle; and

growing a host shell around the purified doped starting host particle to form a doped nanocrystal having a second radius,
wherein the impurity atoms are radial-positioned at the first radius.

US Pat. No. 9,179,047

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE STRUCTURE AND MOTION OF AN OBJECT

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of operating a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a camera, the method comprising:
estimating structure and motion relative to the camera of a stationary object, the estimating comprising:
capturing first and second images of the object with the camera;
recording a linear velocity and a linear acceleration of the camera at instants at which each image was captured;
extracting matching feature points of the object from the images;
computing Euclidean coordinates of the feature points for each image;
estimating a rotation matrix based upon the Euclidean coordinates, the rotation matrix comprising a representation of rotation
between the two images;

computing an estimate of a state vector, the state vector being based upon the depths of the feature points relative to the
camera and linear velocities of the camera; and

computing unknown camera velocities and coordinates of each feature point based upon the state vector.

US Pat. No. 9,536,177

DISTRIBUTIVE HIERARCHICAL MODEL FOR OBJECT RECOGNITION IN VIDEO

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A system, comprising:
processing circuitry including a processor, the processing circuitry configured to process a sequence of images to recognize
an object in the sequence of images, the recognition of the object based upon a hierarchical model, where:

a first level of the hierarchical model includes:
a state estimator configured to determine state data associated with one image of the sequence of images based at least in
part upon input data from the one image, the input data comprising a plurality of vectors associated with corresponding overlapping
pixel patches extracted from the one image; and

a parameter estimator configured to determine parameters of the state estimator of the first level based at least in part
upon the input data from the one image; and

a second level of the hierarchical model includes:
a state estimator configured to determine state data associated with the one image based at least in part upon input data
from the first level of the hierarchical model and provide a top-down prediction to the state estimator of the first level;
and

a parameter estimator configured to determine parameters of the state estimator of the second level based at least in part
upon the input data from the first level.

US Pat. No. 9,402,868

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR NERVE GRAFTING

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for preparing a nerve graft for implantation into a mammal, the method comprising the steps of:
a) providing a nerve graft capable of supporting axonal ingress after implantation and comprising a structurally complete
nerve segment containing an intact basal lamina tube;

b) rendering the nerve graft acellular by chemical extraction with a detergent;
c) degrading chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan of the nerve graft by applying, in vitro, at least one chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan-degrading
enzyme to the nerve graft so as to condition the nerve graft for enhanced post-implantation axonal ingress from a truncated
adult peripheral nerve of the mammal into the nerve graft at a site of coaptation wherein the post-implantation axonal ingress
is enhanced relative to a nerve graft to which the at least one chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan-degrading enzyme has not
been applied.

US Pat. No. 9,045,651

ANTIFOULING SURFACES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An article comprising:
a polymeric substrate; where the polymeric substrate is functionalized with a reactive group;
a polymer disposed upon the substrate; the polymer having a number average molecular weight of about 2,000 to about 5,000
grams per mole; where the polymer is a copolymer consisting of monomers of acrylic acid, acrylamide, acrylamido-2-methyl-propanesulfonate
and methyl acrylate.

US Pat. No. 9,856,225

SUBSTITUTED PHENAZINES AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS

University of Florida Res...

25. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, or stereoisomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 9,656,989

2-PENTAFLUOROSULFANYL (SFS) MEFLOQUINE DERIVATIVES, FORMULATIONS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND USES THEREOF

University of Florida Res...

1. A compound according to Formula 1A

wherein X is O, S, —CR?R?, NR?,
wherein R is H, a heterocycle side chain, a straight alkyl, a cyclic alkyl, a cyclic amine, a N substituted cyclic alkyl,
or a N substituted straight chain alkyl,

wherein R? and R? are each independently selected from the group consisting of: H, a straight alkyl, a cyclic alkyl, a N substituted
straight alkyl, a N substituted cyclic alkyl, a cyclic amine, a imidazole, and a triazole, or together form a cyclic amine,
an aryl, or a heterocycle,

wherein Z is located in positioned in positions 6-, 7-, or 8- of Formula 1A, and
wherein Z is a perfluorinated or partially fluorinated alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,557,224

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PERISHABLE OR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE PRODUCT TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

University of Florida Res...

1. A system comprising:
one or more storage media;
a wireless module to receive sensor data from a product monitoring container;
a plurality of sensor nodes to be arranged on or in the product monitoring container;
a transceiver node to receive sensor data from the plurality of sensor nodes and transmit at least the sensor data to the
wireless module; and

a product monitoring program stored on the one or more storage media that, when executed by a processing system in operable
communication with the wireless module, cause the processing system to:

retrieve a container model indicative of at least a container size, container shape, and sensor arrangement; and
generate a product profile of individual product components within the product monitoring container using the container model
in response to receiving the sensor data from the product monitoring container.

US Pat. No. 9,419,174

TRANSPARENT QUANTUM DOT LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES WITH DIELECTRIC/METAL/DIELECTRIC ELECTRODE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED) comprising:
a light emitting layer comprising a plurality of quantum dots (QDs); and
at least one dielectric/metal/dielectric (DMD) electrode comprising a first dielectric layer proximal to the light emitting
layer, a metal layer and a second dielectric layer distal to the light emitting layer, wherein the first dielectric layer
and the second dielectric layer comprise nanoparticles or polymer-nanoparticle blends, wherein the DMD electrode is a transparent
cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,343,746

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DESIGN FOR LOW TEMPERATURE SOFCS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) comprising a multilayer structure comprising:
a porous metal-ceramic anode;
an anodic functional layer (AFL);
a bilayer electrolyte comprising a cerium oxide comprising layer and a bismuth oxide comprising layer, wherein the bismuth
oxide comprising layer comprises Bi2-xDyxO3 or Bi2-(x+y)DyxWyO3 where x is 0.01 to 0.5 or x+y is 0.1 to 0.5 and y is 0.01 to 0.49, and

a porous ceramic cathode, wherein the SOFC functions at temperatures below 700° C. with a power density of at least 1 W/cm2 at 650° C.

US Pat. No. 9,309,500

TOMATO CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE SEQUENCES AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A tomato plant grown from a transgenic tomato plant cell transformed with a vector comprising:
a DNA molecule encoding a tomato O-methyltransferase (OMT), wherein the DNA molecule encodes a peptide having at least 90%
sequence identity with SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the OMT catalyzes production of guaiacol; and

at least one regulatory sequence operatively linked to the DNA molecule such that the OMT is expressed in the transgenic plant
cells.

US Pat. No. 9,174,886

COATED PARTICLES, METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composition, comprising:
a plurality of coated fertilizer particles, wherein a coating on the fertilizer particle is a non-liquid based coating that
includes amorphous carbon and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), wherein the non-liquid based coating is only on the surface
of the particles, wherein the amorphous carbon is selected from the group consisting of: activated carbon, carbon black, charcoal,
a combination thereof, and wherein the non-liquid based coating has a thickness of about 1 nm to 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,150,558

NICOTINE RECEPTOR TARGETED COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS

University of Florida Res...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
wherein
, independently, stands for a single bond or a double bond;
R1, on each occurrence, independently is (C1-C3)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, cyano, halogen, aryl-O—, aryl, or a 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl; or two R1 groups, together with the bonds they are attached to, form a 5 to 8 membered cyclic ring;

n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
Each of a1, a2, and a3 is 0 or 1, wherein a1, and a2, are 0, and a3 is 1;
R2 is hydrogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C3)alkyl, or (C1-C3)alkoxy;

E and G, each independently, are (C2)alkylene;

A is a bond or

n? is 0, 1, or 2;
R4 and R5, on each occurrence, independently are hydrogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C3)alkyl, or (C1-C3)alkoxy;

X is aryl or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl and said heteroaryl are optionally substituted by one to five R3 groups and/or one Rc group;

R3, on each occurrence, independently is hydrogen, halogen, (C1-C3)alkyl-C(O)O—, (C1-C3)alkyl-C(O)—, (C1-C3)alkyl-C(O)N(R6), N(R6)2—, (R6)2NC(O)—, (R6)2N(C1-C5)alkoxy, (R6)3N?(C1-C5) alkoxy, hydroxyl, cyano, a sugar moiety or derivative thereof, (C1-C3)alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more same or different halogen or thio groups, or (C1-C3)alkyl optionally substituted by one or more same or different halogen or hydroxyl groups;

R6, on each occurrence, independently is hydrogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C3)alkyl, or (C1-C3)alkoxy;

Ra on each occurrence, independently is hydrogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, cyano, halogen, aryl, or aryl-O—;

Rc is hydrogen, (C1-C5)alkoxy, or (C1-C5)alkyl, wherein said (C1-C5)alkoxy and said (C1-C5)alkyl are optionally substituted by one or more same or different substituents selected from the group of hydroxyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halogen, and thio; and

b is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate, clathrate, polymorph, stereoisomer, enantiomer, or combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,075,045

CELL-BASED DETECTION OF APF THROUGH ITS INTERACTION WITH CKAP4 FOR DIAGNOSIS OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

The Commonwealth Medical ...

1. A method for diagnosis of interstitial cystitis in a patient by detecting the presence of APF in a biological sample comprising:
(a) providing a diagnostic system, wherein said diagnostic system comprises one or more detection reagents selected from the
group consisting of:

a first detection reagent which is a fragment of CKAP4 which comprises a polyhistidine tag at the end of said fragment of
CKAP4, and wherein the first detection reagent specifically binds antiproliferative factor (APF), further wherein the first
detection reagent is detectably labeled, wherein the binding of APF to the detection reagent generates a signal that provides
detection of a predetermined threshold level of APF in the sample in the form of a visual indication;

a second detection reagent which is a fragment of CKAP4 which comprises a polyhistidine tag at the end of said fragment of
CKAP4, and wherein the second detection reagent specifically binds antiproliferative factor (APF), further wherein the second
detection reagent is detectably labeled, wherein the binding of APF to the detection reagent generates a signal that provides
detection of a predetermined threshold level of APF in the sample in the form of a visual indication; and

both said first and said second detection reagents;
(b) providing a biological sample from a patient;
(c) contacting the first detection reagent with the biological sample to provide a patient test sample;
(d) providing a control sample, wherein the control sample is from a subject without interstitial cystitis;
(e) contacting the second detection reagent with the control sample to provide a normal control test sample;
(f) visualizing the diagnostic system to ascertain the signal generated by APF binding to the first detection reagent in the
patient test sample;

(g) visualizing the diagnostic system to ascertain the signal generated by APF binding to the second detection reagent in
the normal control test sample,

wherein a visually detectable greater signal of APF binding in the patient test sample relative to APF binding in the normal
control test sample is a positive screen for interstitial cystitis in the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,995,643

DETECTION OF STATIC TIP RESISTANCE OF A PILE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for making real time or near real time decisions regarding driving a dynamically-loaded component at least partially into a geological domain, wherein the dynamically-loaded component comprises a tip, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver, gauge data from one or more gauges disposed proximate to the tip of the dynamically-loaded component, wherein (a) the gauge data represents measurements related to one or more impacts on the dynamically-loaded component, the one or more impacts at least partially driving the dynamically-loaded component into the geological domain, and (b) the one or more gauges comprise at least one of (i) one or more strain gauges or (ii) one or more accelerometers;
determining, by a processor, measured data and estimated data corresponding to the one or more impacts on the dynamically-loaded component based at least in part on the gauge data, wherein (a) the one or more impacts at least partially drive the dynamically-loaded component into the geological domain, (b) the estimated data is determined based on model parameters, the model parameters comprising (i) a mass of the dynamically-loaded component and any soil plug associated with the tip, (ii) a viscous damping value, and (iii) a stiffness, and (c) selection of values for the model parameters is not informed by an initial model of the geological domain;
performing, by the processor, an inversion to select the estimated data having the least amount of difference in comparison to the measured data, wherein performing the inversion comprises:
applying a stochastic technique to determine a simultaneous global minimum in both a force difference and an energy difference, wherein (a) the force difference is the difference between an estimated force determined based on the estimated data and a measured force determined based on the measured data, (b) the energy difference is the difference between an estimated energy determined based on the estimated data and a measured energy based on the measured data, and (c) at least one of the force difference or energy difference is normalized so that the force difference and the energy difference are of the same magnitude; and
determining the static tip resistance based at least in part on the selected estimated data in real or near real time with respect to the driving of the dynamically-loaded component;
responsive to the determined static tip resistance failing to satisfy a predetermined threshold, continue driving the dynamically-loaded component; and
responsive to the determined static tip resistance satisfying the predetermined threshold, cease driving the dynamically: loaded component.
US Pat. No. 9,810,698

NEURAL PROTEINS AS BIOMARKERS FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY AND OTHER NEURAL DISORDERS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method for detecting Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP), comprising:
detecting whether GFAP is present in a biological sample collected from a subject suspected of having a concussion by contacting
the biological sample with an anti-GFAP antibody and detecting binding of the antibody to GFAP, wherein said biological sample
is a blood, blood plasma, or serum sample, wherein the subject is not suspected of having an expanding hematoma, a subarachnoid
hemorrhage, a cerebral edema, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), or cerebral hypoxia.

US Pat. No. 9,801,829

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MAKING NANOSTRUCTURES

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of making chitosan nanostructures, comprising:
providing a structure having a first compartment for a feed solution and a second compartment for a receiver solution, wherein
the feed solution comprises chitosan, and wherein a polycarbonate or an alumina nanoporous membrane structure having nanochannels
is positioned between an end of the first compartment and an end of the second compartment;

causing the feed solution to flow through the nanoporous membrane structure from the end of the first compartment to the end
of the second compartment;

forming nanostructures comprising the chitosan at the opening of the nanochannels; and
collecting the chitosan nanostructures from the receiver solution.

US Pat. No. 9,610,437

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR SECURING DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION LEADS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A deep brain stimulation (DBS) cap for securing a DBS lead, the cap comprising:
a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening having concentric lower and upper bores formed in a skull,
the upper bore larger in diameter than the lower bore, where the base ring is adapted to be recessed in the upper bore with
a top surface mounted flush with an outer surface of the skull surrounding the counterbore opening, and where the top surface
is adapted to not overlap the outer surface of the skull when mounted within the counterbore opening;

a lead securing element that mounts within an inner opening of the base ring, the lead securing element comprising two opposing
semi-circular shaped members pivotally connected to one another; and

a top cover that mounts to the base ring.

US Pat. No. 9,431,929

ASYNCHRONOUS FLUIDIC IMPULSE STRAIN-BASED ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM

University of Florida Res...

1. An asynchronous fluidic impulse-based energy harvester comprising:
a first cavity layer comprising a plurality of open cavities;
a piezoelectric membrane layer on the first cavity layer and sealing each of the open cavities;
a fluid layer on the piezoelectric membrane layer confined by a second cavity layer;
a cover layer on the fluid layer; and
a passivation layer disposed between the piezoelectric membrane layer and the fluid layer,
wherein the fluid layer is a continuous layer that covers the plurality of open cavities.
US Pat. No. 9,339,548

THERMO-SENSITIVE, MUCOADHESIVE OR DERMOADHESIVE, AND PENETRATION-ENHANCING FORMULATIONS FOR TOPICAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTICS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composition for topical delivery of therapeutics across the skin or mucosal surfaces comprising poloxamer 188, propylene
glycol, laurocapram and a vaccine antigen selected from the group consisting of: tumor antigens, viral antigens, bacterial
antigens, fungal antigens, parasite antigens and allergens.

US Pat. No. 9,269,340

MODULAR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND USER INTERFACES FOR USE THEREWITH

University of Florida Res...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising executable instructions for:
determining whether a new sensor node entered a wireless sensor network from a parsed data message received from a sensor
node of the wireless sensor network;

creating a new instance of a sensor node available in a user interface when the new sensor node is determined, and providing
a raw data stream for the new instance from the parsed data message;

updating a raw data stream of an existing instance of a sensor node of the wireless sensor network from the parsed data message
when the parsed data message indicates the sensor node is associated with the existing instance in the user interface;

performing data processing for any instance of a sensor node available in the user interface;
mapping data streams to one or more particular outputs; and
outputting the mapped data streams to the particular outputs,
whereby an artistic performance is modified or controlled according to the mapped data streams.

US Pat. No. 9,218,035

RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A system, comprising:
at least one cluster including a plurality of servers; and
a power manager configured to switch at least a portion of the plurality of servers between a renewable energy supply (RES)
and a utility energy supply based at least in part upon a budget level corresponding to an amount of power available from
the RES and a load power consumption of the at least one cluster, where the power manager comprises a central switch controller
configured to switch the at least a portion of the plurality of servers based upon a switch assignment determined by a switch
scheduler based at least in part upon switching history and load history.

US Pat. No. 9,167,979

ATOMIC MAGNETOMETER SENSOR ARRAY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

University of Florida Res...

1. A portable, wearable apparatus for obtaining signals from a specimen, comprising:
one or more magnetic field generators that apply an uniform polarizing magnetic field to polarize nuclear spins in a target
anatomical region of the specimen such that a magnetic flux density of the applied magnetic field are uniform throughout the
target anatomical region, wherein the one or more magnetic field generators are associated with an article of apparel such
that they are portable together;

an array of optical atomic magnetometers arranged on the article of apparel, wherein the array of optical atomic magnetometers
comprises vector-mode atomic magnetometers, wherein each of the array of optical magnetometers comprises a container having
a chamber filled with an atomic vapor, whereby the array of optical atomic magnetometers on the article of apparel detects
magnetic field vector signals from a relaxation of polarized nuclear spins in the specimen when the applied magnetic field
is removed; and

one or more microprocessors for recording or processing the magnetic field vector signals to generate an anatomical map of
the target anatomical region from the detected magnetic field vector signals.

US Pat. No. 9,119,833

ADMINISTRATION OF RELAXIN TO TREAT NEPHROGENIC DISEASES OF WATER IMBALANCE INVOLVING AQUAPORIN-4

University of Melbourne, ...

1. A method of treating nephrogenic diseases of water imbalance in a human by administering purified, recombinant or synthetic
H1, H2 or H3 human relaxin in an amount sufficient to increase aquaporin-4 expression in the kidney, wherein the increased
expression of aquaporin-4 promotes movement of water out of the nephron filtrate and into the blood and results in a reduction
of plasma osmolality.

US Pat. No. 9,091,606

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SMALL SATELLITES

University of Florida Res...

1. A system for assessing the performance of an actuator of an attitude control system (“ACS”) comprising:
a support bracket assembly coupled to an actuator of an ACS, the actuator configured to generate an output torque, wherein
the support bracket assembly comprises a pitch axis gimbal coupled to the actuator and a roll axis gimbal pivotably coupled
to the pitch axis gimbal; and

at least one sensor assembly comprising a sensor configured to measure the output torque about at least one axis of the support
bracket assembly while the support bracket assembly remains substantially motionless, wherein the at least one sensor comprises
a laser sensor configured to measure displacement of the pitch axis gimbal, wherein the displacement of the pitch axis gimbal
is representative of the output torque on the pitch axis gimbal.

US Pat. No. 9,610,285

COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING FOOD INTAKE AND USES THEREFOR

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

4. A method for reducing the intake of fatty foods, sugar rich foods, or foods that are both fatty and sugar-rich comprising
the administration of a composition according to claim 1 to an individual whose diet includes fatty foods, sugar rich foods, or foods that are both fatty and sugar-rich.

US Pat. No. 9,518,891

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUALITY OF SEAL AND PACKAGE INTEGRITY TESTING

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of leak detection of a package, the method comprising:
providing an initial pressure to the package;
impacting a region of the package with a force sufficient to create a disturbance to the package while not destroying the
package;

detecting a force signature from the impacting of the region of the package at a location a distance from the region of the
package using a sensor; and

determining an existence of a leak by evaluating an output of the sensor,
wherein the sensor is provided in plurality and each sensor is disposed to detect force signatures at different locations
of the package, wherein determining the existence of the leak by evaluating the output of the sensor comprises:

comparing the output of each sensor after the impacting of the region of the package to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,501,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AT WHICH IMAGE DATA WAS CAPTURED

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for estimating a geographical location at which image data was captured with a camera, the method comprising:
identifying matching feature points between images captured by the camera over a period of time, the matching feature points
comprising feature point pairs identified in at least two of the images;

estimating an estimated pose of the camera during capture of the images from the matching feature points, the estimated pose
comprising rotation and translation of the camera during the capture of the images;

generating a reconstructed scene by performing geometric reconstruction of a scene in the images using the estimated pose
of the camera and a known length of a feature in the scene, wherein the reconstructed scene identifies dimensional geometries
of objects in the scene and white spaces between the camera and the objects, wherein the white spaces are horizontal areas
substantially free of vertically-oriented objects; and

comparing the reconstructed scene to overhead images of known geographical origin to identify potential matches.

US Pat. No. 9,468,416

QUALITY-CONTROL JIG FOR USE WITH RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS

University of Florida Res...

1. A quality-control jig for use with an image-guided radiotherapy apparatus, comprising:
a. an elongated stylus having a proximal end and a distal end;
b. a three-axis positioner operatively secured to the proximal end of the stylus;
c. a first ball bearing having a center;
d. a first ball bearing cap secured to the ball bearing and adapted to fit over the distal end of the stylus to detachably
mount the first ball bearing thereto;

e. a pointer having a distal tip;
f. a pointer cap secured to the pointer and adapted to fit over the distal end of the stylus to detachably mount the pointer
thereto, the first ball bearing, the first ball bearing cap, the pointer, and the pointer cap being dimensioned such that
when the pointer cap is mounted to the distal end of the stylus, the distal tip of the pointer has the same location as does
the center of the first ball bearing when the first ball bearing cap is mounted to the distal end of the stylus;

g. a flat plate; and
means for fixing the plate to the stylus in such a manner that the pointer will cast a shadow on the plate when light is directed
onto the pointer.

US Pat. No. 9,375,491

CHIMERIC PROMOTER FOR CONE PHOTORECEPTOR TARGETED GENE THERAPY

University of Florida Res...

1. A polynucleotide that promotes expression in cone cells of an operably linked nucleotide sequence, wherein said polynucleotide
comprises an enhancer nucleotide sequence of an interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) gene sequence that is positioned
upstream of a promoter nucleotide sequence of a cone transducing alpha-subunit (GNAT2) gene sequence, wherein said polynucleotide
sequence comprises the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ. ID NO:1 or SEQ. ID NO:4.

US Pat. No. 9,375,568

CONTROLLING COUGHING AND SWALLOWING

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of protecting an airway of a patient, comprising:
monitoring muscle movement information of the patient with a muscle monitoring device;
monitoring patient audio information using a first acoustic signal transducer positioned upon an electrode and oriented to
detect sound emanating from the body of the patient;

monitoring environmental audio information using a second acoustic signal transducer positioned upon an electrode and oriented
to detect sound emanating from an environment outside of the body of the patient;

electronically processing the patient and environmental audio information to reduce environmental audio information within
the patient audio information to improve detection of sounds emanating from the body;

analyzing the muscle movement information and the electronically processed audio information by at least one electronic device
to identify an attempted cough or swallow; and

applying an electrical stimulus to the neck of the patient using a conductor of an electrode when the analysis indicates an
attempted cough or swallow, varying at least one of an amplitude or frequency during the stimulus, the applied electrical
stimulus operative to promote an efficacious cough or swallow.

US Pat. No. 9,360,398

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE COLLECTION AND DETECTION OF SUBSTANCES

University of Florida Res...

1. A device for collecting, extracting, testing and identifying an analyte from a sample, wherein the device can, optionally,
be sealed and the original untested material sent under forensic chain of custody to a laboratory for confirmation; the device
comprising:
a main body comprising a hollow interior;
at least one swab positioned at a first end of the main body for obtaining a sample;
at least one sealed receptacle disposed within the main body and having therein a wash for dissolving an analyte;
a release mechanism within the housing capable of being engaged with the sealed receptacle to release the wash;
a cap removably attached to the first end of the main body and having a hollow depression therein for receiving released wash;
a cap that is removable and can be sealed and, optionally, secured with forensic evidence tape to ship the original material
collected to a laboratory for confirmatory testing;

at least one analysis strip disposed within the main body having thereon at least one conjugate zone and at least one reaction
zone, whereby the presence or absence of an analyte within the wash triggers at least one reaction zone to exhibit a noticeable
signal; and

a button operably engaged with the main body that can in one position engage the release mechanism and expose the swab to
the wash so as to dissolve the analyte thereon and in another position can expose the analysis strip to the dissolved analyte.

US Pat. No. 9,331,217

ELECTRONIC GATE ENHANCEMENT OF SCHOTTKY JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS

University of Florida Res...

1. A solar cell comprising:
a semiconductor layer having a first side and a second side;
a first mesh layer formed on the first side of the semiconductor layer, wherein the first mesh layer includes a porous mesh
of nanotubes;

a first metallization layer in direct contact with at least a portion of the first mesh layer;
an electrode coupled to the first metallization layer by a gate voltage source;
a second metallization layer disposed on the second side of the semiconductor layer; and
an ionic layer,
wherein the electrode is physically separated from the first metallization layer and the second metallization layer, such
that the electrode is in electrical communication with the first mesh layer via the ionic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,314,027

FUNCTIONALIZED FULLERENES AS ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method of reducing mold and mildew growth characterized by growth of Aspergillus Niger on a surface, comprising the steps of:
providing a material comprising an effective amount of functionalized fullerenes, wherein said functionalized fullerenes consist
of fullerenes (Cx where x is 20 to 1500) attached to at least one functional group at one to a majority of the carbons in the fullerene, wherein
said functional groups are selected from the group consisting of OH, Br, H, Gd, Ti, and C(COOH)2, and wherein at least one of the functional groups is OH; and

distributing said material comprising functionalized fullerenes over the surface, wherein said material reduces mold or mildew
growth in the dark.

US Pat. No. 9,248,142

NON-HORMONAL FEMALE CONTRACEPTIVE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for decreasing the fertility of a female subject in need thereof comprising administering a therapeutically effective
amount of a glucose analog composition to said female subject, wherein said glucose analog composition comprises:
a) 2-deoxyglucose (2DG) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a combination of said 2DG with one or more chemical
derivatives of 2DG

b) optionally D-mannoheptulose or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
c) optionally 5-thio-D-glucose or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein said composition inhibits ovulation in said female subject.

US Pat. No. 9,196,661

PHOTODETECTOR AND UP-CONVERSION DEVICE WITH GAIN

University of Florida Res...

1. An IR photodetector with gain, comprising a cathode, an IR sensitizing material layer, a charge multiplication layer (CML),
and an anode, wherein the CML separates the IR sensitizing material layer from the cathode or the anode.

US Pat. No. 9,187,772

L-MALATE PRODUCTION BY METABOLICALLY ENGINEERED ESCHERICHIA COLI

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An isolated bacterial cell, said bacterial cell lacking fumarate reductase (FRD) activity and having increased levels of
phosphoenol pyruvate carboxykinase (PCK) activity as compared to endogenous PCK activity of the parental bacterial strain,
wherein FRD activity is inactivated by genetic modification of said bacterial cell via genetic modification of a gene selected
from frdA, frdB, fdrC, frdD, frdAB, frdAC, frdAD, frdBC, frdBD, frdCD, frdABC, frdCBD, frdACD, frdABD, frdABCD or combinations
thereof and said genetic modification comprises complete or partial deletion of a coding region of the gene, introducing frame
shift mutations within the coding region of the gene, insertions of sequences that disrupt the activities of the proteins
encoded by the genes, introduction of stop codons in the coding region of the gene or any combination thereof, the bacterial
cell further comprising inactivation of genes encoding lactate dehydrogenase (ldhA), alcohol dehydrogenase (adhE), acetate
kinase (ackA), and pyruvate-formate lyase (pflB), said inactivation comprises complete or partial deletion of a coding region
of the gene, introducing frame shift mutations within the coding region of the gene, insertions of sequences that disrupt
the activities of the proteins encoded by the genes, introduction of stop codons in the coding region of the gene or any combination
thereof; and said increased levels of PCK activity arising from:
a) replacement of a native promoter sequence either with a constitutive or inducible heterologous promoter operably linked
to the endogenous pck gene;

b) expression of a multicopy plasmid with a native promoter or an exogenous promoter sequence operably linked to a pck gene;
c) integration of additional copies of the pck gene into the bacterial cell genome; or
d) replacement of nucleotide G with nucleotide A at position 64 up stream of the endogenous pck gene start codon when the
bacterial cell is an E. coli cell.

US Pat. No. 9,078,940

INFRARED RADIATION FILTER SYSTEMS, METHODS OF USE AND METHODS OF DISINFECTION AND DECONTAMINATION

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of degrading contaminates, comprising:
providing an IR filter system;
trapping contaminants in the IR absorbing filter;
irradiating the IR absorbing filter with IR radiation, wherein the IR absorbing filter absorbs IR radiation causing the IR
absorbing filter to increase in temperature to about 135° C. or greater; and

degrading substantially all of the contaminants trapped in the IR absorbing filter,
wherein the IR filter system includes:
an IR source; and
an IR absorbing porous filter positioned within the air intake to filter air passing through the air intake, where the IR
source is positioned relative to the IR absorbing porous filter so that IR radiation from the IR source is directed onto the
IR absorbing porous filter to cause the IR absorbing porous filter to increase in temperature to about 135° C. or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,056,148

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISINFECTING AND/OR SELF-STERILIZING A STETHOSCOPE USING PLASMA ENERGY

University of Florida Res...

1. A stethoscope, comprising:
a diaphragm having an exposed exterior surface of the diaphragm, wherein the exposed exterior surface of the diaphragm is
adapted to be positioned on or near a patient to vibrate in response to movement generated by the patient;

a pair of electrodes comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein a diaphragm portion of each electrode of
the pair of electrodes is positioned on, in, and/or near the diaphragm; and

a dielectric material, wherein the dielectric material is positioned between the diaphragm portion of the first electrode
and the diaphragm portion of the second electrode,

wherein when a first voltage potential is applied across the pair of electrodes for a first period of time a plasma discharge
is generated proximate the exposed exterior surface of the diaphragm such that the plasma disinfects the exposed exterior
surface of the diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 9,054,330

STABLE AND ALL SOLUTION PROCESSABLE QUANTUM DOT LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED), comprising:
a light emitting layer comprising a plurality of quantum dots (QDs); and
a particulate electron injection and transport layer consisting of a plurality of ZnO nanoparticles wherein the ZnO nanoparticies
have a diameter less than 5 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,492,333

HIERARCHICAL HYDROPHILIC/HYDROPHOBIC MICRO/NANOSTRUCTURES FOR PUSHING THE LIMITS OF CRITICAL HEAT FLUX

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11. A phase change heat sink, comprising:a fluid reservoir defined by a first surface positioned a distance from a second surface, the fluid reservoir being accessible by a liquid fluid through a liquid inlet, at least one of the first surface and the second surface comprising a membrane permeable to a vapor fluid and impermeable to said liquid fluid; and
an active area comprising a plurality of solid features extending from a base, the plurality of solid features dimensioned and configured to exert capillary forces on the liquid fluid,
wherein the liquid fluid is fully vaporized into the vapor fluid in response to the liquid fluid absorbing heat.

US Pat. No. 9,820,369

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HIGH CONTROL AUTHORITY ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA

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1. A plasma actuator, comprising:
a curved surface;
a pair of electrodes;
a voltage source configured to apply a voltage across the pair of electrodes; and
at least one magnet,
wherein the at least one magnet is positioned with respect to the curved surface such that a magnetic field is created in
a region above the curved surface,

wherein the pair of electrodes are positioned with respect to the curved surface, such that when the voltage source applies
the voltage across the pair of electrodes, when

an ionizable gas;
an ionizable gas mixture; or
an ionizable gas and an ionizable gas mixture, near or at atmospheric pressure is located in the region above the curved surface,
an electric field is created in the region above the curved surface that creates a plasma having electrons and positive ions,

wherein the electric field pushes the electrons such that the electrons obtain a velocity having a velocity component due
to the electric field,

wherein the electrons are pushed by the magnetic field such that the electrons are moved closer to the curved surface such
that charge separation is increased,

wherein the increased charge separation increases a space charge created electric field component, and
wherein an increased force applied to the positive ions by the space charge created electric field component enhances a thrust
applied to:

the ionizable gas;
the ionizable gas mixture; or
the ionizable gas and the ionizable gas mixture, respectively.
US Pat. No. 9,644,216

ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS VECTORS FOR TREATMENT OF GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE

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1. A recombinant nucleic acid molecule comprising nucleotides 182-4441 of SEQ ID NO: 3 or nucleotides 182-4441 of SEQ ID NO:
1.

US Pat. No. 9,517,424

METHOD FOR REMOVING HYDROGEN PHOSPHATE FROM AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING ALPHA ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE

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1. A method of removing a contaminant from an aqueous solution, the method comprising:
exposing the aqueous solution to a filter, wherein the aqueous solution includes the contaminant, wherein the filter comprises
alpha-zirconium phosphate; and

removing the contaminant when the contaminant in the aqueous solution contacts the alpha-zirconium phosphate in the filter,
wherein the contaminant is HPO42?.

US Pat. No. 9,492,175

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING AN UMBILICUS

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1. An umbilicus support apparatus comprising:
a base; and
an armature that extends from the base, the armature including a flexible arm having a proximal end and a distal end, the
armature further including a support head attached to the distal end of the flexible arm, where the support head is secured
to end portions of an umbilicus clamp by a plurality of clamp securing elements, where the umbilicus clamp is configured to
clamp onto an umbilicus and the plurality of clamp securing elements are separated and configured to secure the end portions
of the umbilicus clamp on opposite sides of the umbilicus.

US Pat. No. 9,483,609

PHARMACOGENIC THERAPIES TARGETING THE METAL-ION TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION MACHINERY IN BACTERIA

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1. A method of identifying a candidate compound that binds to a binding pocket of a protein of the ArsR/SmtB family of transcriptional
factors, wherein, the regulatory protein exists in a first allosteric form, a second allosteric form, and an apo-form, wherein
the first allosteric form is a conformationally restricted form (metal ion bound form or di-sulfide bound form) and the second
allosteric form is a DNA bound form, and the apo-form is devoid of either the metal or the DNA,
the method comprising:
providing a computer program with information comprising:
a) structural information about a binding pocket of a protein of ArsR/SmtB family or metal ion transcriptional factors having
similar allosteric mechanisms,

b) structural information of the compound, and
c) a set of rules and instructions about binding interactions between the compound and the binding pocket of the a protein
belonging to the ArsR/SmtB family or metal ion transcriptional factors having similar allosteric mechanisms,

wherein, based on the information and the instructions provided to the computer program, the computer program predicts whether
the binding of the compound to the metal ion binding protein of ArsR/SmtB family or the metal ion transcriptional factor having
similar allosteric mechanisms increases the propensity of the protein to remain in the metal ion bound form, the DNA bound
form, or the apo-form, and

selecting the compound if the propensity of the regulatory protein or the metal ion transcriptional factor to remain in the
metal ion bound conformation, the DNA bound conformation, or the apo-conformation is higher when bound to the compound than
the propensity of the protein or the metal ion transcriptional factor to remain in the metal ion bound conformation (or similar
conformationally locked state), the DNA bound conformation, or the apo-conformation when not bound to the compound.

US Pat. No. 9,421,141

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING LOCOMOTION AND FACILITATING EXERCISE

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17. A method for providing therapy to a subject, the method comprising:
securing feet of the subject to pedals of a bicycle apparatus, wherein the apparatus including a guide wire being associated
with each pedal that is adapted to maintain a generally horizontal orientation of the pedal;

supporting at least part of the subject's weight with a harness; and
driving the pedals of the bicycle apparatus to provide therapy to the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,282,623

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MICROSCALE PLASMA ACTUATION

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1. A device, comprising:
a conduit having at least one surface;
at least one electrode pair positioned on the at least one surface of the conduit for pumping a fluid through the conduit,
wherein one electrode of each electrode pair of the at least one electrode pair is separated from the other electrode of the
each electrode pair by an interelectrode distance d, wherein the interelectrode distance d is a total distance between the
one electrode of the each electrode pair and the other electrode of the each electrode pair, and

wherein the interelectrode distance d is less than 100 microns; and
a voltage source,
wherein the voltage source applies a corresponding voltage across the at least one electrode pair,
wherein application of the corresponding voltage across the at least one electrode pair generates a corresponding at least
one plasma in the conduit such that a sheath region is generated in the conduit, and causes a corresponding at least one electrohydrodynamic
body force to the fluid in the conduit, and

wherein either the sheath region extends from a cathode of the at least one electrode pair such that the number density of
ions in the sheath region is greater than the number density of electrons in the sheath region, or the sheath region extends
from an anode of the at least one electrode pair such that the number density of ions in the sheath region is less than the
number density of electrons in the sheath region.

US Pat. No. 9,256,934

ENHANCED IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION IN PHOTOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY

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1. A method, comprising:
obtaining photoacoustic data;
reconstructing a reconstructed image from the photoacoustic data using total-variation minimization based photoacoustic tomography
reconstruction, where the total-variation minimization based photoacoustic tomography reconstruction is based at least in
part upon a functional including observed acoustic field data and computed acoustic field data and a penalty term based upon
variation of absorbed energy density (?); and

providing the reconstructed image for rendering on a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,194,756

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SMALL SATELLITES

University of Florida Res...

1. A system for assessing the performance of an actuator of an attitude control system (“ACS”) comprising:
a support bracket assembly coupled to an actuator of an ACS, the actuator configured to generate an output torque; and
at least one sensor assembly coupled to the support bracket assembly, the at least one sensor assembly comprising a sensor
configured to measure the output torque about at least one axis of the support bracket assembly while the support bracket
assembly remains substantially motionless.

US Pat. No. 9,193,580

BARIUM TITANATE NANOWIRE THEIR ARRAYS AND ARRAY BASED DEVICES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method of preparing an aligned piezoelectric BaTiO3 nanowire array comprising: providing a conductive substrate;
providing a TiO2 precursor;

growing a TiO2 nanowire array from the TiO2 precursor on the conductive substrate;

providing a solution comprising barium hydroxide;
combining the solution with the TiO2 nanowire array; and

heating the combination, wherein the TiO2 nanowire array is converted to a barium titanate nanowire array with equivalent length nanowires to the TiO2 nanowires.

US Pat. No. 10,034,363

NITROPHOBIC SURFACE FOR EXTREME THRUST GAIN

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1. A plasma actuator comprising:a dielectric layer;
a buried electrode embedded within the dielectric layer;
an exposed electrode located on a surface of the dielectric layer, wherein the buried electrode and the exposed electrode are electrically connected; and
a porous membrane structure adjacent to the dielectric layer, wherein the porous membrane structure has a nitrophobic coating that rejects nitrogen molecules from surrounding air and allows oxygen molecules from the surrounding air proximate the porous membrane structure to permeate through channels of the membrane structure to a top surface of the exposed electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,033,610

METRIC DRIVEN HOLISTIC NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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1. A metric driven method for managing a network, comprising:gathering, by an input manager within a network space, network metrics from at least one network component within the network space;
determining, by a data analysis manager within the network space, that a specific network event has occurred based at least in part upon a comparison of a set of event factors to corresponding network metrics, the set of event factors defined in an event profile corresponding to the specific network event, and each of the set of event factors comprising a defined metric condition associated with the occurrence of the specific network event;
detecting a modification of a master kernel in a computing space external to the network space, the master kernel associated with at least one deployed kernel of a plurality of deployed kernels;
automatically updating by a central manager, in response to detecting the modification, the at least one deployed kernel to conform to the modification of the master kernel; and
implementing, by an output manager within the network space, a network action in response to an indication from the data analysis manager that the specific network event has occurred, the network action corresponding to the specific network event.

US Pat. No. 9,668,695

PULSE OXIMETER PROBES AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

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1. A photoplethysmography probe designed for use on a user's nasal alar comprising:
an elongated base configured for positioning along the user's nasal ridge, the elongated base comprising a proximal end and
a distal end;

a bridge attached to or integral with the proximal end of the elongated base, the bridge having a right end portion and a
left end portion;

a right flap extending from the right end portion of the bridge; a left flap extending from the left end portion of the bridge;
at least one LED attached to or integrated with either the right flap or the left flap, or both; and
at least one wing fold extending down from either the right flap or the left flap, or both, the at least one wing fold comprising
at least one photodetector attached thereto or integrated therewith,

wherein if a right wingfold extends from the right flap having an LED attached thereto or integrated therewith, the right
wingfold is designed for insertion into the user's right nostril such that a photodetector on the right wingfold is positioned
across from the LED attached or integrated with the right flap, and

wherein if a left wingfold extends from the left flap having an LED attached thereto or integrated therewith, the left wingfold
is designed for insertion into the user's left nostril such that a photodetector on the left wingfold is positioned across
from the LED attached or integrated with the left flap.

US Pat. No. 9,572,911

METHOD FOR DECELLULARIZATION OF TISSUE GRAFTS

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1. A method for decellularizing a tissue graft wherein said method comprises contacting a tissue graft with an extraction
composition that comprises an amphoteric detergent at a concentration, and for a contact time, that is sufficient to rupture
cells in the tissue, and wherein the method is performed in the absence of an anionic detergent.

US Pat. No. 9,433,490

MULTILAYERED IMPLANT MATERIALS DERIVED FROM AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE, METHODS OF MAKING THE MULTILAYERED IMPLANT MATERIALS, AND METHOD OF USING MULTILAYERED IMPLANT MATERIALS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method of forming a multi-layered implantation material, comprising the steps of:
obtaining an amniotic membrane;
decellularizing the amniotic membrane to produce a decellularized amniotic membrane;
forming a multi-layered implantation material by wrapping the amniotic membrane around itself to form a multi-layered structure
having a spiral roll cross-section with two or more spiral layers;

freeze drying the multi-layered implantation material; and
after forming the multi-layered implantation material, culturing the multi-layered implantation material under conditions
whereby the membrane is colonized by a population of cells.

US Pat. No. 9,422,229

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS

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1. A compound that is:

wherein,
R1 is independently H, NH2, NH(alkyl), N(alkyl)2;

R2 is independently —(CH2)n-;

Each n is independently 1 or 2;
R3 is independently H, OH, or halo;

R4 is independently H, OH, or halo

R5 is m-F, m-Cl, m-Br, m-Me, or m-OMe;

R6 is independently H or alkyl; and

R7 independently H, N(alkyl)2;

or salt, hydrate or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,366,645

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING TOXINS, PATHOGENS AND OTHER BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

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1. A method of detecting botulinum, comprising:
preparing a cartridge including a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) botulinum toxin sensor comprising a layer of gold
on a gate region, thioglycolic acid anchored to a surface of the layer of gold, botulinum antibodies linked to the thioglycolic
acid, and a fluidic path across the layer of gold on the gate region of the HEMT;

providing the fluidic path with a sample; and
generating a signal indicating detection of botulinum,
wherein the HEMT is configured to be removable from the cartridge, and
wherein the signal is generated by the sensor upon exposure of the botulinum antibodies to an amount of botulinum by transducing
a change of a surface charge of the HEMT into a change in a concentration of two-dimensional electron gas in the HEMT.

US Pat. No. 9,334,195

FABRICATION OF DUAL STRUCTURE CERAMICS BY A SINGLE STEP PROCESS

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1. A method for manufacturing a dual structure cellular ceramic object, comprising the steps of:
forming a fluid dispersion comprising a ceramic precursor and a chain-growth or step-growth organic polymer precursor in a
solvent;

placing said fluid dispersion in a semi-rigid mold or flexible mold or extruding said fluid dispersion through a die to form
a shaped object;

heating said fluid dispersion at a first rate to a first temperature, wherein said first rate is a constant temperature ramp
and wherein chain-growth or step-growth organic polymer precursor is converted into a polymer and said polymer is decomposed;

further heating at a second rate to a second temperature, wherein said second rate is a constant temperature ramp;
holding said second temperature for a period of time, wherein a sintered dual structure cellular ceramic object is formed,
said ceramic object comprising a dense surface layer over at least a portion of said cellular ceramic object adjacent to a
porous ceramic structure, wherein said dense surface layer over at least a portion of said cellular ceramic object formed
where contact occurred between said shaped object with said semi-rigid mold or flexible mold or said die; and

cooling said cellular ceramic object to room temperature at a third rate.

US Pat. No. 9,206,266

TRIDENTATE PINCER LIGAND SUPPORTED METAL-ALKYLIDYNE AND METALLACYCLOALKYLENE COMPLEXES FOR ALKYNE POLYMERIZATION

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1. A tridentate pincer ligand supported metal complex, comprising the structure:

where: M is a group 5-7 transition metal; R is independently, H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl, t-butyl,
or C5 to C20 alkyl: R? is methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl t-butyl, C5 to C20 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, or C13 to C22 aryl; X is independently O, N, S, P, or Se; n is independently 1 to 2, m is 1 to 2, and R? is independently methyl, ethyl,
n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl, t-butyl, C5 to C20 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, C13 to C18 aryl or two R? are combined as a C4 to C6 alkylene, wherein XR?2 is a 5 to 7-membered ring; or


where: R is, independently, H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl t-butyl, or larger alkyl; R? is, independently,
methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl, t-butyl, C5-C22 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, C13-C22 aryl, aryl substituted with one or more fluoro, C1-C3 alkoxy, or trifluoromethyl, or trimethylsilyl; R?? is H or methyl; X, independently, is O, N, S, P, or Se; R?, independently,
is methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, n-butyl, i-butyl, t-butyl, C5-C22, phenyl, naphthyl, C13-C22 aryl, or two R? are combined as a C4 to C6 alkylene; n is 1 to 3 depending on X; m is 1 to 2; and M is a group 5-7 transition metal.

US Pat. No. 9,174,948

DESFERRITHIOCIN POLYETHER ANALOGUES

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1. A desazadesferrithiocin analog of the formula:
wherein:
R1, R4, and R5 are the same or different and are H, straight or branched chain alkyl having up to 14 carbon atoms, or arylalkyl wherein the
aryl portion is hydrocarbyl, the alkyl portion is straight or branched chain, and the arylalkyl group has up to 14 carbon
atoms;

R2 is H, straight or branched chain alkyl having up to 14 carbon atoms, alkoxy having up to 14 carbon atoms, or arylalkyl wherein
the aryl portion is hydrocarbyl, the alkyl portion is straight or branched chain, and the arylalkyl group has up to 14 carbon
atoms;

R3 is —[(CH2)n—O]x—[(CH2)n—O]y-alkyl;

n is, independently, an integer from 1 to 8;
x is 3;
y is 0; and
—OR3 occupies the 3-position on the phenyl ring;
or a salt, hydrate, or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,579,766

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAGNETIC ABRASIVE SURFACE PROCESSING

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A system, comprising:
a workpiece comprising a mixture disposed on a surface of the workpiece, the mixture comprising a plurality of magnetic particles
and a plurality of abrasive particles;

a robotic arm comprising a workpiece holder holding the workpiece, the robotic arm configured to adjust a position of the
workpiece; and

a magnetic field generator adjacent to the surface of the workpiece, where the magnetic field generator exposes the magnetic
particles to a magnetic field extending between a pole tip of the magnetic field generator and the workpiece holder through
the workpiece, the pole tip configured to cause the magnetic field to rotate with respect to the workpiece and workpiece holder,
wherein the workpiece holder moves relative to the pole tip to displace the magnetic particles along the surface of the workpiece
and generate a pattern comprising a plurality of grooves on the surface of the workpiece using the abrasive particles.

US Pat. No. 9,517,244

THERAPEUTIC COMBINATIONS FOR USE IN NEOPLASIA

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for increasing cytotoxicity of a chemotherapeutic agent in a subject, the method comprising administering to the
subject NSC-30049 or an analog thereof, an alkylating agent and an agent that binds to ribonucleotide reductase (RR) and reduces
nucleotide synthesis relative to a reference;
wherein the analog is of formula:

wherein X is F, Cl, Br, or OH; and
NR3 is


US Pat. No. 9,319,812

SYSTEM AND METHODS OF SUBJECT CLASSIFICATION BASED ON ASSESSED HEARING CAPABILITIES

University of Florida Res...

1. A computer implemented method of assessing hearing characteristics of a person, the method comprising:
providing, by a processor, a series of sounds to an interface configured to present the series of sounds to a person, wherein
different sounds in the series of sounds corresponding to at least one of a presence, absence or irrelevance of a predetermined
plurality of consonant features, wherein the predetermined plurality of consonant features comprises at least a Nasal feature,
a Compact feature, and a Grave feature;

determining, by the processor, a hearing capability of the person based on responses of the person to the series of sounds;
and

assigning, by the processor, the person to one of a predetermined plurality of classes based upon the responses of the person,
each of the plurality of classes describing errors made primarily with respect to the Nasal, Compact, and Grave consonant
features.

US Pat. No. 9,269,371

ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS USING CORRENTROPY

University of Florida Res...

1. A signal processing device, comprising:
at least one processing unit; and
a memory storing an adaptive system executable in the at least one processing unit, the adaptive system comprising modules
that when executed by the at least one processing unit cause the signal processing device to adaptively filter a desired signal
using a correntropy cost function, wherein the correntropy cost function includes a scaling factor that is an exponential
function of an error signal.

US Pat. No. 9,650,646

MATERIALS AND METHODS TO INCREASE PLANT GROWTH AND YIELD

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1. A method for increasing growth rate, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in a plant, comprising expressing in
said plant a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having at least 95% sequence identity
to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:10, wherein said expressing increases growth rate, yield, and/or resistance to drought
conditions in the plant relative to a plant wherein the polynucleotide has not been introduced, and wherein the polynucleotide
is operably linked to a heterologous regulatory element.
US Pat. No. 9,611,483

VIRAL BASED TRANSIENT-EXPRESSION VECTOR SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of alleviating superinfection exclusion of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) viral vectors associated with successive
transfections of CTV viruses to a citrus tree, said method comprising: inoculating the citrus tree with a first CTV viral
vector being of a CTV strain T36 engineered to have a L1L2 leader protease region substituted with a cognate region from an
isolate of T68 strain of CTV; allowing the first CTV viral vector to infect the citrus tree thereby to produce a primarily
infected citrus tree, and inoculating the primarily infected citrus tree with a second CTV viral vector whereby the second
CTV viral vector further infects the primarily infected citrus tree to produce a secondarily infected citrus tree, wherein
the second CTV vector is engineered to include an expressible sequence encoding a heterologous protein; and wherein the second
CTV viral vector is T36 strain of CTV.

US Pat. No. 9,477,812

RANDOM BODY MOVEMENT CANCELLATION FOR NON-CONTACT VITAL SIGN DETECTION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A method for cancelling body movement effect for non-contact vital sign detection, comprising:
sending a first electromagnetic signal with a first frequency to a first side of a body from a first electromagnetic wave
transceiver and a second electromagnetic signal with a second frequency to a second side of the body from a second electromagnetic
wave transceiver, where the first frequency of wavelength ?1 and the second frequency of wavelength ?2 are close to each other so that (?1??2??);

receiving at least a first reflected electromagnetic signal reflected back in response to the first electromagnetic signal
via the first electromagnetic wave transceiver and receiving at least a second reflected electromagnetic signal reflected
back in response to the second electromagnetic signal via the second electromagnetic wave transceiver;

generating a baseband output by combining a first baseband complex signal extracted from the first reflected electromagnetic
signal with a second baseband complex signal extracted from the second reflected electromagnetic signal to cancel out a Doppler
frequency drift therebetween to yield a periodic Doppler phase effect, where the first baseband complex signal and the second
baseband complex signal are combined by complex signal demodulation as expressed by:

where xh1(t) and xr1(t) are heartbeat-induced and respiration-induced physiological movements on the first side of the body, xh2(t) and xr2(t) are heartbeat-induced and respiration-induced physiological movements on the second side of the body, ?1, ?2 are residual phases of the first electromagnetic wave transceiver and the second electromagnetic wave transceiver, and y(t)
is a body movement, where the y(t) term in the baseband output Sfb(t)=Sf(t)·Sb(t) is cancelled out by multiplying Sf(t) and Sb (t), while terms of physiological movement xh1(t), xh2(t), xr1(t) and xr2(t) are enhanced as expressed by:
and
displaying a vital sign of the body extracted from the baseband output.

US Pat. No. 9,449,266

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING TRANSPORTED ITEMS USING RFID TAGS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A tote, comprising:
a body,
wherein the body is configured to enclose two or more RFID tagged items, and
wherein two or more RFID tagged items are enclosed within the body; and
at least partially RF reflective and/or at least partially RF absorbent material positioned relative to a first portion of
the body such that:

(i) the at least partially RF reflective and/or at least partially RF absorbent material positioned relative to the first
portion of the body prevents a corresponding two or more outgoing RFID signals from the two or more RFID tagged items enclosed
within the body from passing through the first portion of the body to outside the tote, and

(ii) the at least partially RF reflective and/or at least partially RF absorbent material positioned relative to the first
portion of the body does not prevent the corresponding two or more outgoing RFID signals from the two or more RFID tagged
items enclosed within the body from passing through a second portion of the body to outside the tote,

wherein the tote allows the passage of RF signals from outside the tote through the second portion of the body to the two
or more RFID tagged items enclosed within the body so as to cause the corresponding two or more outgoing RFID signals from
the two or more RFID tagged items enclosed within the body to pass through the second portion of the body to outside the tote,

wherein the second portion of the body is at least a portion of a bottom of the body, and
wherein the first portion of the body is the entire body except for the at least a portion of the bottom of the body.
US Pat. No. 9,233,109

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF USE, AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

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1. A method of reducing nicotine-induced rewarding effects in a subject who smokes comprising: delivering to a subject in
need thereof a pharmaceutical composition, wherein the pharmaceutical composition includes a therapeutically effective amount
of each of a ?7 N-acetylcholine receptor (nAChR)-selective partial agonist and a ?4?2 nAChR partial agonist, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt of one or both of the ?7-selective partial agonist and the ?4?2 nAChR partial agonist, and a pharmaceutically
acceptable carrier, wherein the ?7 nAChR-selective partial agonist is 3-(2,4-dimethoxybenzylidene)anabaseine (DiMeOBA) (GTS-21)
and in an amount therapeutically effective for reducing depression induced in said subject by the ?4?2 nAChR partial agonist,
and wherein the ?4?2 nAChR partial agonist is varenicline, and in an amount therapeutically effective for reducing nicotine-induced
rewarding effects in a subject by reducing the agonist effect of nicotine on the ?4?2 nAChR.
US Pat. No. 9,084,958

COLLECTING DEVICE FOR GASES AND AEROSOL, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A collection device, comprising:
a membrane denuder, wherein the membrane denuder is a flexible fabric porous structure that includes at least one chemical
composition that collects at least one type of gas; and

a filter pack, wherein the filter pack collects aerosol particles that pass through the membrane denuder, wherein the membrane
denuder is disposed on top of the filter pack so that the air flow of the gas into the device passes through the membrane
denuder before contacting the filter pack an impactor disposed on the membrane denuder on the side opposite the filter pack
so that the gas passes through the impactor before contacting the membrane denuder, and wherein the impactor removes large
aerosol particles; and wherein the membrane denuder includes porous walls that are parallel to the air flow and perpendicular
to the filter pack.

US Pat. No. 9,045,794

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING OXALATE

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1. A test device for detecting oxalate in a liquid sample of a subject, the device comprising oxalate decarboxylase, and an
indicator system that provides a detectable reaction product in response to formate production, wherein the device detects
oxalate in the liquid sample within 10 minutes of obtaining the liquid sample from the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,572,338

MOSQUITO CONTROL DEVICES USING DURABLE COATING-EMBEDDED PESTICIDES

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1. A method of depositing mosquito pesticide coated objects into water holding areas, consisting of the steps of:
providing a single polymer coating with an imbedded pesticide for killing mosquitoes;
coating exterior surfaces only of small objects with the polymer coating having the imbedded pesticide, the small objects
selected from at least one of chips, tokens, pebbles, stones and marbles

dropping the coated objects into a water-holding area to land on a surface portion of a water holding area so that the coated
objects are configured to rest on a bottom surface; and

leaching out the mosquito killing coating into the water-holding area to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding
area.

US Pat. No. 9,557,319

CELL-BASED ARRAYS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USING

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1. An array, comprising:
a substrate having a first area of the array and a plurality of cell binding areas distinct from the first area;
a first bonding layer disposed on the substrate in the first area of the array;
a second bonding layer disposed on the first bonding layer;
a non-fouling layer disposed on the second bonding layer in a first area of the array, wherein cells do not substantially
adhere to the non-fouling layer; and

a plurality of cell binding sites corresponding to the cell binding areas, each cell binding site comprising:
an adhesive layer disposed on the substrate in each cell binding site area of the array distinct from the non-fouling layer;
a timed-release polymer layer disposed on the adhesive layer in each cell binding site, each timed-release polymer layer comprising
one or more thin films, each thin film including one or more types of a time release agent, wherein the timed-release polymer
layer of at least one cell binding site comprises at least one type of agent different from at least one type of agent in
the timed-release polymer layer of at least one other cell binding site or comprises a different concentration of agent than
the concentration of agent in the timed-release polymer layer of at least one other cell binding site, and

a cell adhesion layer disposed on the timed-release polymer layer in each cell binding site, wherein one or more types of
target cells adhere to the cell adhesion layer, the timed-release polymer layer having the characteristic of releasing the
agent to the cell or cells adhered to the cell binding site.

US Pat. No. 9,221,678

ACTIVE FIXTURING FOR MICRO/MESOSCALE, MACHINE TOOL SYSTEMS

University of Florida Res...

1. A fixturing device for supporting a workpiece, the device comprising:
a plurality of modules for active-dynamic fixturing of the workpiece, each module comprising—
a moveable fixture base module mounted on a support;
a variable length compliant cantilevered beam supported by the moveable fixture base module, the beam comprising a base end,
a free end, and telescoping components to increase or decrease the beam's length; and

an interface element in contact with the workpiece and the free end of the beam for transmitting a contact force between the
workpiece and the free end of the beam;

wherein mechanical adaptability of the cantilevered beam is configured by selectively varying beam stiffness by varying beam
length and width, and

wherein the beam further comprises one or more incrementally added component strips to obtain a selected width and breadth.

US Pat. No. 9,195,401

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE LIVE STORAGE MIGRATION IN HETEROGENEOUS STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of transferring a virtual machine storage, comprising:
copying a virtual machine disk image of a virtual machine from a source storage to a destination storage, wherein the virtual
machine disk image has a plurality of data blocks; and

handling virtual machine IO requests from the virtual machine during copying the virtual machine disk image from the source
storage to the destination storage,

wherein copying the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the destination storage and handling the virtual
machine IO requests from the virtual machine during copying the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the
destination storage is accomplished via (a), (b), or (c), as follows:

(a) copying the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the destination storage;
partitioning the virtual machine disk image into a copied region and a to-be-copied region, where the copied region has been
copied from the source storage to the destination storage, wherein the to-be-copied region is going to be copied from the
source storage to the destination storage;

intercepting the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual machine, where the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual
machine comprise write requests to the virtual machine disk image and read requests to the virtual machine disk image, wherein
the write requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise write requests to the copied region and write requests to the
to-be-copied region, wherein the read requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise read requests to the copied region
and read requests to the to-be-copied region;

recording the write requests to the to-be-copied region in a bitmap;
reading data for read requests to the copied region from the destination storage;
wherein for each read request to the to-be-copied region,
(i) checking the bitmap to determine whether a data block corresponding to the each read request to the to-be-copied region
is recorded in the bitmap;

(ii) if the data block corresponding to the each read request to the to-be-copied region is recorded in the bitmap, issuing
the each read request to the to-be-copied region to the destination storage; and

(iii) if the data block corresponding to the each read request to the to-be-copied region is not recorded in the bitmap, issuing
the each read request to the to-be-copied region to the source storage;

wherein for write requests to the virtual machine disk image and read requests to the virtual machine disk image intercepted
while data blocks corresponding to such intercepted write requests to the virtual machine disk image and such intercepted
read requests to the virtual machine disk image are being copied from the source storage to the destination storage, accomplishing
such intercepted write requests to the virtual machine disk image and such intercepted read requests to the virtual machine
disk image after the data blocks corresponding to such intercepted write requests to the virtual machine disk image and such
intercepted read requests to the virtual machine disk image have been copied from the source storage to the destination storage,

wherein copying the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the destination
storage comprises:

for each data block of the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image to be copied from the source storage
to the destination storage,

(i) checking the bitmap to determine whether the each data block of the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk
image to be copied from the source storage to the destination storage is recorded in the bitmap;

(ii) if the each data block of the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image to be copied from the source
storage to the destination storage is not recorded in the bitmap, copying the each data block of the plurality of data blocks
of the virtual machine disk image to be copied from the source storage to the destination storage; and

(iii) if the each data block of the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image to be copied from the source
storage to the destination storage is recorded in the bitmap, skipping copying the each data block of the plurality of data
blocks of the virtual machine disk image to be copied from the source storage to the destination storage,

(b) copying the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the destination storage,
partitioning the virtual machine disk image into a copied region and a to-be-copied region, where the copied region has been
copied from the source storage to the destination storage, wherein the to-be-copied region is going to be copied from the
source storage to the destination storage;

intercepting the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual machine, where the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual
machine comprise write requests to the virtual machine disk image and read requests to the virtual machine disk image, wherein
the write requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise write requests to the copied region and write requests to the
to-be-copied region, wherein the read requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise read requests to the copied region
and read requests to the to-be-copied region;

issuing write requests to the to-be-copied region and read requests to the to-be-copied region to the source storage;
recording the write requests to the copied region in a bitmap;
issuing the write requests to the copied region to the destination storage;
wherein for each read request to the copied region,
(i) checking the bitmap to determine whether a data block corresponding to the each read request to the copied region has
been updated by one or more write requests to the virtual machine disk image;

(ii) if the data block corresponding to the each read request to the copied region has been updated by one or more write requests
to the virtual machine disk image, reading the data block corresponding to the each read request to the copied region from
the destination storage; and

(iii) if the data block corresponding to the each read request to the copied region has not been updated by one or more write
requests to the virtual machine disk image, reading the data block corresponding to the each read request to the copied region
from the source storage,

(c) copying the plurality of data blocks of the virtual machine disk image from the source storage to the destination storage;
partitioning the virtual machine disk image into a copied region and a to-be-copied region, where the copied region has been
copied from the source storage to the destination storage, wherein the to-be-copied region is going to be copied from the
source storage to the destination storage;

intercepting the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual machine, wherein the virtual machine IO requests from the virtual
machine comprise write requests to the virtual machine disk image and read requests to the virtual machine disk image, wherein
the write requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise write requests to the copied region and write requests to the
to-be-copied region, wherein the read requests to the virtual machine disk image comprise read requests to the copied region
and read requests to the to-be-copied region;

issuing write requests to the to-be-copied region and read requests to the to-be-copied region to the source storage;
issuing read requests to the copied region to the source storage;
wherein for each write request to the copied region,
(i) checking to determine a number of pending write requests to the copied region, wherein the number of pending write requests
to the copied region is a number of write requests to the copied region that have been issued to the source storage and issued
to the destination storage minus a number of the write requests to the copied region issued to source storage and issued to
destination storage where both the write request to the copied region issued to the source storage and the write request to
the copied region issued to the destination storage have been accomplished,

(ii) if the number of pending write requests to the copied region is less than or equal to a threshold number, issuing the
each write request to the copied region to the source storage and issuing the each write request to the copied region to the
destination storage;

(iii) if the number of pending write requests to the copied region is greater than the threshold number,
(a) delaying; and
(b) repeating (i), (ii), and (iii) until the each write request to the copied region is issued to the source storage and issued
to the destination storage,

wherein when the each write request to the copied region issued to the source storage is accomplished or the each write request
to the copied region issued to the destination storage is accomplished, marking the each write request to the copied region
as completed and returning the each write request to the copied region marked as completed to the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,072,224

SOLAR THERMOCHEMICAL REACTOR AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A solar reactor comprising:a reactor member;
an aperture for receiving solar radiation, the aperture being disposed in a plane on a wall of the reactor member, where the plane is oriented at any angle other than parallel relative to the centerline of the reactor member;
a plurality of cavities disposed in the plane on the wall of the reactor member, the plurality of cavities extending longitudinally from one end of the reactor member to an opposing end of the reactor member, and the plurality of cavities surrounding the aperture;
a plurality of absorber tubes disposed within the plurality of cavities, each absorber tube of the plurality of absorber tubes comprising an inlet channel and an outlet channel, the absorber tubes being oriented such that their respective centerlines are at an angle other than 90° relative to the centerline of the reactor member, the aperture having a hydraulic diameter that is from 0.2 to 4 times a hydraulic diameter of at least one absorber tube in the plurality of absorber tubes, and at least one end of each of the plurality of absorber tubes extending beyond at least one end of the reactor member; and
a reactive material, where the reactive material is in the form of a porous bed, the reactive material being disposed in the plurality of absorber tubes, the reactive material being surrounded by one of the inlet channel or the outlet channel in each absorber tube of the plurality of absorber tubes, and the reactive material surrounding the other one of the inlet channel or the outlet channel in each absorber tube of the plurality of absorber tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,951,976

ARCHITECTURE FOR ABSORPTION BASED HEATERS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An absorption based heater, comprising a desorber, heat exchanger, and absorber sequentially residing on different portions of a fluid barrier heat exchanging plate, wherein vapor exchange faces of the desorber and the absorber are covered by vapor permeable membranes on a vapor exchange face of the fluid barrier heat exchanging plate and a vapor barrier covers the heat exchanger on the vapor exchange face, wherein the vapor permeable membrane is permeable to a refrigerant in the vapor state but impermeable to an absorbent solution that flows on the vapor exchange faces of the absorption based heater, wherein a process fluid flows on an opposing side of the fluid barrier heat exchanging plate through the absorber and subsequently through the heat exchanger of the absorption based heater.

US Pat. No. 9,251,721

INTERACTIVE MIXED REALITY SYSTEM AND USES THEREOF

University of Florida Res...

1. An interactive mixed reality system, comprising:
a physical model of an object;
a tracked instrument for interacting with and penetrating the physical model, wherein the physical model is penetrable through
an external or internal surface at any location and at any orientation of the tracked instrument, wherein the tracked instrument
is moveable freely within the physical model;

a tracking system for tracking the position and the orientation of the tracked instrument within and near the physical model;
a virtual model, stored in a memory, comprising one or more 3-D virtual representations of features of the object, the features
comprising internal or hidden features of the object, wherein the one or more 3-D virtual representations are abstract or
concrete representations;

a 3-D perspective controller device for selecting a perspective of the virtual model, wherein the perspective is selectable
by a user independently of the position and orientation of the tracked instrument; and

a simulation module that
accesses the virtual model stored in the memory;
receives input from the tracking system regarding the position and the orientation of the tracked instrument within or near
the physical model;

determines, based on the input from the tracking system, a corresponding interaction between the tracked instrument within
or near the physical model and the one or more 3-D virtual representations of the virtual model;

determines a consequence of the corresponding interaction; and
renders, to a display, from the perspective of the virtual model selected on the 3-D perspective controller, a particular
set of the one or more 3-D virtual representations, and the consequence of the corresponding interaction.