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Cyclic gamma-Amino Acids and Peptoid Foldamers
Isonipecotic acid provides a stable scaffold with the potential for useful functionalization. Changing the side chains at the β- or γ-positions in the piperidyl ring will tune a peptide towards its biological target or catalytic function. Modifications at these positions is expected to have little effect on the chair conformation adopted...
Published: 6/13/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jatinder Josan, Robert Grams
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Category(s): Medical, Biomedical, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Drug Delivery, Drug Discovery
Tissue-Conforming Microfluidic Devices
A device that establishes fluidic interfaces with biological tissue for the purposes of isolating biological information and delivering therapeutic material to the biological tissue.
Published: 6/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Blake Johnson, John Robertson, Manjot Singh, Yuxin Tong, Alexander Haring
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Category(s): Medical, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Devices
Enzymatic Biotransformation of Sucrose to Myo-Inositol Via Non-Natural Pathways and Thereof
We constructed in vitro enzymatic pathways that can convert sucrose to myo-inositol and fructose. Myo-inositol is vitamin V8, which has been widely used in the pharmaceutical, drink, food, feed, and cosmetic industries. Without product separation, a mixture of inositol and fructose will be a perfect functional sweetener, which may be directly added...
Published: 3/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Yi-Heng Percival Zhang, Chun You, Chao Zhong
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Category(s): Biomedical, Biotechnology
Biometric Identification and Authentication Using Cardiac Signals
This paper considers signals from the cardiovascular system for possible use in biometric authentication. The signals of particular interest here derive from photoplethysmography (PPG), which refers to the use of illumination-based sensors that are sensitive to volumetric changes as blood travels through the body. Photoplethysmography sensors have ...
Published: 9/12/2016   |   Inventor(s): Abhijit Sarkar, Lynn Abbott, Zachary Doerzaph
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Category(s): Biotechnology
Bamboo Fiber Modified Asphalt Mixture
This invention utilizes abundant natural resources of bamboo fiber to mix with asphalt. The raw material is cheap and readily available. The manufacturing process is simple, molding easy, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The prepared bamboo fiber modified asphalt mixture has good high temperature performance and resistance to water damage pe...
Published: 6/27/2016   |   Inventor(s): Zhangjing Chen, Yanping Sheng
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Category(s): Biotechnology
Producing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) from Biodiesel-derived Crude Glycerol
A novel fungal fermentation process has been developed which converts crude glycerol, a major byproduct of the biodiesel industry, into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an important omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acid. Biodiesel production is rising exponentially which is creating an urgent need to develop new markets for large quantities of crude g...
Published: 6/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Zhiyou Wen, Sneha Athalye
Keywords(s): Agriculture/Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Category(s): Biotechnology
Universal-Spatial Robotic Tail Mechanism
The Universal-Spatial Robotic Tail (USRT) is a hybrid robotic manipulator that combines an elastic back bone of a continuum robot with a series serial chain of universal joints as the tail structure. These universal joints allow relative yaw and pitch between individual bodies. Individual segments are created by terminating actuation cabling at a g...
Published: 5/3/2016   |   Inventor(s): Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, William Rone, Wael Saab
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Category(s): Engineering, Medical, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Biology, Electrical, Devices
Roll-Revolute-Revolute Robotic Tail (R3RT) Mechanism for Maneuvering and Stabilization of Mobile Robots
The Roll-Revolute-Revolute Robotic Tail (R3-RT) is a robotic system capable of generating dynamic spatial trajectories to provide enhanced performance onboard mobile robots. R3-RT is constructed from a serial chain of revolute joints that form the tail structure and can accommodate two segments of scalable length to achieve two distinct tail curvat...
Published: 5/3/2016   |   Inventor(s): Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Wael Saab, William Rone
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Category(s): Engineering, Medical, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Devices, Electrical
Haptic Robotic Glove Exoskeleton with Sensing and Force Feedback
A device that can record and catalog range of motion, angular velocity, angular acceleration, and finger pad pressures during various gripping patterns of the human hand is disclosed. These data will be used to characterize normal human motion. The device further has the capability to assist grip motions by serving as a powered hand orthosis for ha...
Published: 4/11/2016   |   Inventor(s): Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Bijo Sebastian, Eric Refour
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Category(s): Engineering, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Devices, Electrical, Medical
Cellulose Derivatives for Solid Dispersion
New cellulosic polymers are described which have substantial water affinity and thereby have superior ability to stabilize hydrophobic species in water, and release hydrophobic species to form supersaturated solutions. They have strong potential for controlled release, amorphous solid dispersion, waterborne coatings, and other aqueous dispersion ap...
Published: 12/17/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kevin Edgar, Hale Cigdem Arca, Lynne Taylor
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Category(s): Biotechnology
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