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 new patent  Modular active structural vibration suppression for wind turbine blades

Systems, methods, and kits for reducing structural vibrations on wind turbine blades are provided. The actual dynamic structural conditions of a wind turbine blade can be used as a feedback mechanism. A flow control device and a sensor can be installed on a wind turbine blade, and a closed loop... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Solar cell employing phosphorescent materials

A solar cell device having a solid state light absorber region that incorporates a donor-acceptor particle structure. The particle structure includes acceptor particles that generate a flow of electrons in the solid state light absorber region in response to absorbed photons; and donor particles comprising a phosphorescent material, wherein each... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bone protein extraction without demineralization

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to protein extraction and, more generally, to bone protein extraction methods that do not require demineralization. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising: mixing a bone sample and a quantity of an extraction buffer comprising: ammonium phosphate dibasic; or ammonium phosphate dibasic... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Novel spectral ct systems and methods

Novel and advantageous methods and systems for performing spectral computed tomography are provided. An edge-on detector, such as a silicon strip detector, can be used to receive X-rays after passing through a sample to be imaged. An energy resolving process can be performed on the collected X-ray radiation. The CT... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Methods and x-genetics

Methods and systems of using X-ray radiation to irradiate X-ray sensitive biomolecules to allow for specific control over the behavior of cells via the X-ray irradiation are provided. The systems and methods are influenced by the field of optogenetics, which uses visible light instead of X-ray radiation. X-ray stimulation penetrates... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Novel polymers and methods for their manufacture

Embodiments of the invention relate to a novel class of polymers with superior mechanical properties and chemical stability, as compared to known polymers. These polymers are particularly well suited for use in anion exchange membranes (AEMs), including those employed in fuel cells. Novel methods for the manufacture of these polymers... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scattered-photon extraction-based light fixtures

A light fixture includes a light source, a wavelength-conversion material, and a reflector. The light source is configured to emit a first radiation, and has a front surface and a back surface. The wavelength-conversion material is arranged under the front surface and configured to convert the first radiation to a... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof

The present invention relates to synthetic membranes and use of these synthetic membranes for isolation of volatile organic compounds and purification of water. The synthetic membrane includes a hydrophobic polymer layer located on a polymeric membrane support layer. The invention includes a method of isolating volatile organic compounds with the... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nanocomposite scaffold for the in vitro isolation of cells

The present invention is directed to devices, methods and kits for cell-specific sorting of cells from a mixed population, e.g., from a tumor sample. Aspects of the invention combine aligned, electrospun microfibers with drug-or protein-releasing nanospheres to isolate cancer cells from tumor biopsies.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

In vitro culture model of anisotropic to isotropic transitions

Cell culture devices, and related methods and kits, for modeling isotropic-to-anisotropic cellular transitions are provided. The devices can include a substrate having an isotropic film surface with one or more regions of aligned fibers dispersed thereon.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Binaurally integrated cross-correlation auto-correlation mechanism

A sound processing system, method and program product for estimating parameters from binaural audio data. A system is provided having: a system for inputting binaural audio; and a binaural signal analyzer (BICAM) that: performs autocorrelation on both the first channel and second channel to generate a pair of autocorrelation functions;... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

N-color scalable led driver

Light-emitting diode (LED) driver systems that are scalable and can be used for N-color LED systems are provided. An LED system having N LED strings of different color can be efficiently driven with independently controllable constant current sources for each string from a single power source. The driver system can... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Directed self-assembly of electronic components using diamagnetic levitation

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to directed self-assembly (DSA) and, more particularly, to the DSA of electronic components using diamagnetic levitation.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


8-Carboxamides, thiocarboxamides, hydroxyamidines and formamides are preferred.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Collaborative energy management system

A collaborative energy management system, method and program product for a multi-zone space. A system is disclosed including: a plurality of environment sensors located throughout the multi-zone space; an adaptive learning system that collects environment data from the environment sensors and generates a correlation model that correlates historical environment data... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Interactive, expressive music accompaniment system

Systems and methods capable of providing adaptive and responsive accompaniment to music with fixed chord progressions, such as jazz and pop, are provided. A system can include one or more sound-capturing devices, a signal analyzer to analyze captured sound signals, and an electronic sound-producing component that produces electronic sounds as... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Anion exchange membranes and polymers for use in same

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to anion exchange membranes and, more particularly, to anion exchange membranes comprising a styrene block copolymer and methods for their manufacture. In one embodiment, the invention provides a polymer according to formula IV, wherein x and y are mol %, QA is or each... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scalable silicon anodes and the role of parylene films in improving electrode performance characteristics in energy storage systems

A lithium-based energy storage system includes an electrolyte and an electrode. The electrode has a conformal coating of parylene. The parylene forms an artificial solid electrolyte interface (SEI). The electrode may include a material chosen from silicon, graphene-silicon composite, carbon-sulfur, and lithium. The use of parylene to form a conformal... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Oxetane polymers and methods of preparation thereof

The invention is directed to processes for preparation of oxetane polymers, wherein an epoxide accelerant is reacted with one or more equivalents of a 3-monosubstituted oxetane or a 3,3-disubstituted oxetane, wherein the epoxide accelerant is selected from the group consisting of 2,2-substituted epoxide, 2,2,3-substituted epoxide, 2,2,3,3-substituted epoxide, and mixtures thereof.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Anti-fouling chiral surfaces for membrane filtration and methods therefor

The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, a modified surface comprising an optically active monomer, a polymeric material having a surface onto which the optically active monomer is covalently bound. In one aspect, a membrane comprising an optically active monomer, a poly(aryl sulfone) membrane having a surface onto which the... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Error tolerant memory system

A system and method of providing error tolerant memory access operations on a memory device. A method is disclosed including: providing location information of weak memory cells, wherein the location information includes addresses grouped into tiered sets, wherein each tiered set includes addresses having a number of weak memory cells;... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Luminous roof for nicu incubators for regulating circadian rhythms in infants and for providing high visibility of infant anatomy for healthcare staff

Multipurpose lighting systems and methods of providing controllable lighting are provided. A lighting system includes a sheet of flexible material, a plurality of light sources and a controller. The plurality of light sources are attached to the sheet of flexible material and configured to emit diffused light. The controller is... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Flash lighting with optimized power-distribution

Flash light-generating methods and systems are provided, which, in one aspect, include: obtaining one or more measurements of existing light on or around an illumination target; ascertaining a desired color attribute(s) for a combined light to be provided on the illumination target, the combined light including the existing light and... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nanoparticles for immune stimulation

The invention relates, in part, to nanoparticles, methods for preparing nanoparticles and methods of administering nanoparticles for immune stimulation. An immune-stimulating nanoparticle of the invention may include, at least in part, a polymer substrate comprising a biodegradable polymer and may include at least one antigen and/or at least one adjuvant.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Selective, electrochemical etching of a semiconductor

Methods for facilitating fabricating semiconductor structures are provided which include: providing a multilayer structure including a semiconductor layer, the semiconductor layer including a dopant and having an increased conductivity; selectively increasing, using electrochemical processing, porosity of the semiconductor layer, at least in part, the selectively increasing porosity utilizing the increased... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fabricating radiation-detecting structures

Methods for fabricating radiation-detecting structures are presented. The methods include, for instance: fabricating a radiation-detecting structure, the fabricating including: providing a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate having a plurality of cavities extending into the semiconductor substrate from a surface thereof; and electrophoretically depositing radiation-detecting particles of a radiation-detecting material into... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Radiation-detecting structures and fabrication methods thereof

Radiation detecting-structures and fabrications methods thereof are presented. The methods include, for instance: providing a substrate, the substrate including at least one trench extending into the substrate from an upper surface thereof; and epitaxially forming a radiation-responsive semiconductor material layer from one or more sidewalls of the at least one... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Occupancy sensing smart lighting system

A smart lighting system and method that estimates occupancy using perturbation-modulated light and distributed non-imaging color sensors. A system is disclosed that includes a plurality of non-imaging color sensors; a plurality of color controllable lights; a system that perturbs the color controllable lights within a space; a system that collects... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Microbial polycultures and methods of use thereof

Disclosed herein are novel microbial polycultures of two or more cell strains, capable of producing flavanones, flavonoids, and anthocyanidin-3-O-glucosides, and methods of use thereof. Also disclosed is a microbial cell capable of producing phenylpropanoic acids, and methods of use thereof.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mobile human-friendly assistive robot

A robotic assistant, associated software and methodology for operating the same. The described robotic assistant includes: a motorized base having at least two motor driven wheels controlled by a first control platform; a dual arm robot mounted on the motorized base, the dual arm robot having a first arm and... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Quaternary opioid carboxamides

are disclosed. The compounds are useful for ameliorating the side effects of therapeutic opiates.... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Systems and methods for lighting an environment

Systems and methods for lighting an environment are disclosed. A lighting system includes at least one light source and a control system in communication with the at least one light source. The light source is configured to emit light having a plurality of emission characteristics. The control system is configured... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating

An anti-reflection coating has an average total reflectance of less than 10%, for example less than 5.9% such as from 4.9% to 5.9%, over a spectrum of wavelengths of 400-1100 nm and a range of angles of incidence of 0-90 degrees with respect to a surface normal of the anti-reflection... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nanoparticle-enabled x-ray magnetic resonance imaging (nxmri)

Imaging systems and methods are provided. Systems and methods of the subject invention can include the use of nanoparticles (for example, nanophosphors) within a sample to be imaged. Excitation with radiation, such X-ray radiation, can be performed on the nanoparticles to give rise to a change in one or more... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Matrix-free polymer nanocomposites and related products and methods thereof

The present disclosure relates to a matrix-free polymer nanocomposite. The matrix-free polymer nanocomposite includes a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles, which form the nanocomposite in the absence of a polymeric matrix. The polymer brush grafted to the nanoparticles comprises a multimodal brush configuration having at least two different populations... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

02/16/17 / #20170047588

Porous graphene network electrodes and an all-carbon lithium ion battery containing the same

Systems for the production of graphene oxide sheets are provided. The systems include electro-deposition and spray deposition techniques. The graphene oxide sheets may be used as pre-cursors for the formation of porous graphene network (PGN) anodes and lithiated porous graphene (Li-PGN) cathodes. The method of making PGN electrodes includes thermally... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

01/12/17 / #20170009573

Method and acoustical power transfer and communication using steel wedges

Systems and methods for transmitting power and information using acoustic energy produced by transducers are provided. The systems have particular application for powering and communication with electronics through drilling and pipe systems. Pairs of acoustic wedges holding transducers are provided for sending energy and information through a substrate which may... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

01/05/17 / #20170000438

Energy modulated luminescence tomography

The present approach generally relates to systems and methods for implementing energy modulated tomographic imaging of nanoparticles. In certain embodiments, a first energy is used to activate probe particles labeling an anatomy or tissue of interest. The probe particles, once activated, emit photons at a different rate and/or spectrum in... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

01/05/17 / #20170003000

Lighting source using solid state emitter and phosphor materials

A light-emitting apparatus includes a base, a first semiconductor radiation emitting diode, having a top surface and a side wall, disposed on the base, a transparent structure disposed on the base and surrounding the side wall and covering the top surface, and a phosphor structure placed within the transparent structure... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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