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Control system for a mobile manipulation device

A display window control system for a mobile manipulation device includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an image from a mobile manipulation device. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Mobile manipulation device

The mobile manipulation device includes a base, a lift, an arm, and a manipulator. The base is able to move across a surface underneath the base. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Aptamer-guided gene targeting

Compositions and methods for modifying genetic material are provided. One embodiment provides aptamers capable of binding to a site-specific dna binding moiety to facilitate the exchange of homologous genetic information between a donor molecule and the desired target locus (aptamer-guided gene targeting or agt). ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Processable polymers and methods of making and using therof

Conjugated copolymers are provided that can be processed in a variety of solvents and can be rendered solvent-resistant when needed. The copolymers can be solution cast from nonpolar, polar, and aqueous solvents. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Systems and methods for stiffness trimming of resonators

Embodiments of the present disclosure can include a method for frequency trimming a microelectromechanical resonator, the resonator comprising a substrate and a plurality of loading elements layered on a surface of the substrate, the method comprising: selecting a first loading element of the plurality of loading elements, the first loading element being layered on a surface of a region of interest of the substrate; heating the first loading element and substrate within the region of interest to a predetermined temperature using an optical energy source, causing the first loading element to diffuse into the substrate; and cooling the region of interest to form a eutectic composition layer bonding the loading element and the substrate within the region of interest.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Process for recovering para-xylene using a metal organic framework adsorbent in a simulated moving-bed process

Para-xylene is separated from a mixture of c8 aromatics using a simulated moving bed (smb) adsorption process, wherein a mof is used as an adsorbent and an alkane or alkene having 7 or less carbon atoms, such as hexane or heptane is used as desorbent. Because of the difference in boiling points of a hexane or heptane desorbent as compared to conventional desorbents such as toluene or para-diethylbenzene, less energy is required to separate hexane or heptane from c8 aromatics by distillation than the energy required to separate toluene or diethylbenzene from c8 aromatics by distillation.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Polyhedral metal nanocages with well-defined facets and ultrathin walls and methods of making and uses thereof

A variety of polyhedral nanocages are provided having a hollow interior, ultrathin walls, and well-defined facets of metal atoms. The nanocages can include a variety of precious metals such as pt, au, ru, rh, or ir. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Method for slicing k-best detection in multiple-input multiple-output wireless communications system

In a mimo detector, a slicing list detection scheme employs a complex plane to represent symbols in an alphabet, in which all decision regions are bounded by either vertical lines or horizontal lines. A k-best scheme accesses the complex plane and an offline-generated lookup table to detect elements of a received vector. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Systems and methods for operation of vibratory gyroscopes

Embodiments of the present disclosure can include a method of operating a vibratory gyroscope, the gyroscope comprising a plurality of excitation and readout electrodes, and defined by a first vibratory mode and a second vibratory mode, and the method comprising: introducing an input signal to a first pair of excitation electrodes; multiplying the input signal by scaling coefficients; applying these scaled input signals to a first pair of excitation electrodes; measuring output signals at the first and second pair of readout electrodes that correspond to the first and second vibratory modes respectively; multiplying the output signals by readout scaling coefficients to form scaled output signals, the sums of which provide first and second vibratory mode readout signals; and adjusting the scaling coefficients to maximize the first and minimize the second vibratory mode readout signals.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Self-pumping structures and methods of using self-pumping structures

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a self-pumping structure, methods of self-pumping, and the like.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Conduit device and system for implanting a conduit device in a tissue wall

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a conduit device including an attaching device configured for defining a helical pathway through a tissue wall and complementary ring in cooperation for securing the device within an aperture defined in the tissue wall. Some embodiments of the present invention further provide a system for implanting a conduit device in a tissue wall. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

G-protein coupled receptor (gpcr)-based biosensors and uses thereof

Provided herein are gpcr-based chemical biosensors that can have a sensing unit, a processing unit, and a response unit that can be used to detect a chemical of interest. Also provided herein are methods of making and using the gpcr-based chemical biosensors.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Systems and methods of electron beam induced processing

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods and systems for making structures using an electrospray system while under vacuum. In particular, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods and systems for ultra-fast growth of high aspect ratio nano/meso/micro-structures with three dimensional topological complexity and control of phase and composition of the structure formed.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

System and method for intracochlear and vestibular magnetic stimulation

The disclosure relates to implant systems and methods for stimulation of the cochlea, auditory nerve, and/or vestibular system using an intra-cochlear magnetic stimulation electrode array that uses targeted magnetic stimulation to induce neural activation without the need for mechanical transduction. The magnetic field produced by the array stimulates portions of the cochlea or provides signals to the vestibular system.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175314

Devices with organic semiconductor layers electrically-doped over a controlled depth

The disclosed technology includes systems, devices, and methods associate with producing an organic semiconductor film having electrical dopant molecules distributed to a controlled depth. In an example implementation, a semiconductor device is provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162776

Self-consolidating concrete construction with self-roughening properties

Adding a small amount of lightweight course aggregate to a normal weight concrete mix to produce a clean, rough top surface so that manual or mechanical roughing of the top surface is not necessary. The lightweight course aggregate will float to the surface, and make a rough surface so that the bond and shear resistance of the interface (cold joint) between previously placed and newly placed concrete will be as strong as a manually roughened joint.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161095

Bioelectronic devices, systems, and uses thereof

Described herein are devices and systems configured to detect an energy from a cell, a cell population, and/or a cellular microenvironment and can optionally actuate a cell or population thereof in response to the detection of the energy. Also described herein are methods of operation and use of the devices and systems described herein.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160966

Wearable technologies for joint health assessment

Multi-modal sensing relating to joint acoustic emission and joint bioimpedance. Custom-design analog electronics and electrodes provide high resolution sensing of bioimpedance, microphones and their front-end electronics for capturing sound signals from the joints, rate sensors for identifying joint motions (linear and rotational), and a processor unit for interpretation of the signals. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158372

3d printed metamaterial tissue-mimicking phantoms

Systems and methods are described herein for producing a model of a biological tissue, comprising a primary elastic material formed in the shape of an organ, and a secondary stiffener material embedded in the primary elastic material, wherein the secondary stiffener material is formed into a metamaterial design that increases the elastic modulus of the model in at least one predetermined direction. Models in accordance with embodiments mimic both the shape and mechanical properties of the organ they depict.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157379

View virtualization and transformations for mobile applications

Application mobilization has assumed importance given has assumed importance given the proliferation of smartphones amongst the enterprise workforce, and other users. Existing techniques to mobilize applications incur high overheads in terms of time, cost, and effort. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180155854

Polymer-based nanostructured materials with tunable properties and methods of making thereof

Nano structured surfaces and bulk composite materials which exhibit tunable surface morphology, wettability, thermal conductivity, and total thermal resistance properties, and methods of fabrication and uses thereof are described herein. Arrays of vertically-aligned nanostructures produced via a template assisted fabrication approach using nanoporous templates, or alternatively, via an electropolymerization process are described. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180155483

Self-immolative polymers, articles thereof, and methods of making and using same

Self-immolative polymers and compositions comprising such polymers are described. The polymers are copolymers of phthalaldehyde and one or more additional aldehydes and can degrade/decompose upon exposure to a desired stimulus, like light, heat, sound, or chemical trigger. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147544

Hollow fiber membranes for solubilizing a gas into a liquid, devices for same, and processes of same

A hollow fiber membrane is disclosed that includes both a porous hollow fiber and a nonporous film coating. The hollow fiber membrane is suitable for use in solubilizing gases into liquids. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145331

Carbon nanotube array bonding

Material compositions are provided that may comprise, for example, a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (vacnt) array, a conductive layer, and a carbon interlayer coupling the vacnt array to the conductive layer. Methods of manufacturing are provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144876

Chip- scale embedded carbon nanotube electrochemical double layer supercapacitor

The disclosure provides for electrochemical supercapacitors with high energy densities, based on paired groups of carbon nanotube mounted to conductive substrates. In one variation, the electrochemical supercapacitors are double layer capacitors, or electrochemical double layer capacitors, containing opposing groups of carbon nanotubes on opposing substrates. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136169

Weld analysis using lamb waves and a neural network

A cwt-based method to calculate transmission coefficients of different lamb waves using individual leu signals. A neural network was trained to accurately predict wpds based on the transmission coefficients of selected lamb waves and the leu signal energy. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135202

System and method for increasing iii-nitride semiconductor growth rate and reducing damaging ion flux

Systems and methods are disclosed for rapid growth of group iii metal nitrides using plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The disclosure includes higher pressure and flow rates of nitrogen in the plasma, and the application of mixtures of nitrogen and an inert gas. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133447

Drug delivery devices having separable microneedles

The devices 400, 500 include microneedles 450, 550 that may be separable from the drug delivery devices, control drug release rate and/or direction, or a combination thereof. When the microneedles are separable, a force applied to the drug delivery devices may be effective to penetrate a biological tissue with the microneedles and then to separate the microneedles from the drug delivery devices. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133364

Materials and methods for tissue regeneration

The invention provides materials presenting a biologically active matrix comprising a physiological fibrillar fibronectin network, such as implantable constructs, and their use for modulating cell behaviour and fate, including cell growth, proliferation and/or differentiation, such as for promoting tissue regeneration, for example, bone regeneration or vascularization. Also provided are constructs presenting a biologically active matrix comprising a physiological fibrillar fibronectin network for sustaining growth of stem cells or maintaining stem cells (maintaining stemness).. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133148

Degradable microparticles for protein and small molecule delivery

The invention relates to a microparticle platform and pharmaceutical compositions capable of recruiting pro-regenerative cells to and/or reducing inflammation at the site of muscle, joint, tendon, and/or ligament damage. The invention further relates to methods of treating muscle, joint, tendon, and/or ligament damage comprising administering the microparticles or pharmaceutical compositions comprising the microparticles.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127870

Process to chemically modify polymeric materials by static, low-pressure infiltration of reactive gaseous molecules

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for diffusing precursors into polymer substrates.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122519

Thermal reactor systems and methods

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a reactor system comprising: a reaction vessel comprising a reactant, a heat transfer fluid and a first reaction product, wherein the heat transfer fluid has a greater density than the first reaction product such that at least a portion of the first reaction product floats on a surface of the heat transfer fluid; a first outlet positioned at a surface level of the first reaction product, the first outlet configured to output a first outlet flow comprising at least a portion of the first reaction product and at least a portion of the heat transfer fluid; wherein the heat transfer fluid is configured to provide thermal energy to the reactant in the reaction vessel to form the first reaction product.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117563

Carbide-derived carbons having incorporated metal chloride or metallic nanoparticles

Carbide-derived carbons are provided that have high dynamic loading capacity for high vapor pressure gasses such as h2s, so2, or nh3. The carbide-derived carbons can have a plurality of metal chloride or metallic nanoparticles entrapped therein. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071684

Black liquor concentration by a membrane comprising graphene oxide on porous polymer

The disclosed technology includes a membrane-based device configured to concentrate black liquor, which results from papermaking. Certain embodiments may comprise a nanofiltration membrane configured to remove lignin from black liquor, and the nanofiltration membrane may include a first macroporous polymer substrate and a first graphene oxide membrane covering the first macroporous polymer substrate. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056246

Systems, devices and methods for molecular separation

Systems, devices and methods for molecular separation including a molecular separation device comprising at least a polycrystalline metal-organic framework (mof) and a nanocrystalline, zeolite mfi, wherein the mof forms a polycrystalline membrane with zeolite mfi nanoparticles dispersed therein, and the mof membrane matrix contacting and surrounding the zeolite mfi nanoparticles form a permselective nanoporous structure.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050324

Silver nanowires, methods of making silver nanowires, core-shell nanostructures, methods of making core-shell nanostructures, core-frame nanostructures, methods of making core-frame nanostructures

In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for silver nanowires, methods of making silver nanowires, core-shell nanostructures, methods of making core-shell nanostructures, core-frame nanostructures, methods of making core-frame nanostructures, and the like.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048550

Device fingerprinting for cyber-physical systems

Disclosed are various embodiment's for fingerprinting devices that are part of a network. A network monitoring device monitors traffic between devices in the network. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045197

Systems and devices for pumping and controlling high temperature fluids

The disclosed technology includes pumps, pipes, valves, seals, and systems for pumping and controlling high temperature fluids, such as liquid tin, at temperatures of between 1000-3000° c. The systems and device may be partially or entirely constructed using brittle materials, such as ceramics, that are capable of withstanding extreme heat without significantly degrading, and may be secured using components made of refractory metals, such as tungsten. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042525

Wheelchair in-seat activity tracker

In a system for determining in-seat behavior of a user, a sensor mat is placed on a location of the seat. The sensor mat includes a plurality of sensors that are distributed anthropometrically so as to be placed below predetermined anatomical sites of a typical user. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038334

Two-scale command shaping for reducing vehicle vibration during engine start or restart

According to some aspects, methods and systems are presented to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness during start or restart of an engine. In some embodiments, a torque source such as an electric machine provides a torque to an internal combustion engine during restart to counteract vibrations of the system caused by the output torque of the internal combustion engine. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038045

Interlaced three-dimensional printed composites and machines for fabricating same

A machine for fabricating three-dimensional interlaced composite components including a frame, a deposition surface, a first set of two or more warp heads, a second set of two or more of warp heads, and a weft inserter. An interlaced composite component including a first set of two or more warp filaments parallel to each other and a first set of two or more weft filaments parallel to each other. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034099

Stabilization of li-ion battery anodes

Li-ion batteries are provided that include a cathode, an anode comprising active particles, an electrolyte ionically coupling the anode and the cathode, a separator electrically separating the anode and the cathode, and at least one hydrofluoric acid neutralizing agent incorporated into the anode or the separator. Li-ion batteries are also provided that include a cathode, an anode comprising active particles, an electrolyte ionically coupling the anode and the cathode, and a separator electrically separating the anode and the cathode, where the electrolyte may be formed from a mixture of an imide salt and at least one salt selected from the group consisting of lipf6, libf4, and liclo4. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032552

Configurable hyper-referenced associative object schema

In a method of managing at least two different data sets each structural and data element of each data set is associated with a unique identifier. Data model definitions for each data set are generated so that each data model definition sets forth a model for data in the data set. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030165

Polycations and methods of making and using thereof

Disclosed are polycationic polymers. The polycationic polymers can include a plurality of positively charged centers, each of which is formed by condensation of cyclic bis-electrophile (e.g., a 9-thia/aza/selenabicyclo[3.3.1]nonyl electrophile) with a nucleophile. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028357

Methods and devices for drug delivery to ocular tissue using microneedle

Methods and devices are provided for targeted administration of a drug to a patient's eye. In one embodiment, the method includes inserting a hollow microneedle into the sclera of the eye at an insertion site and infusing a fluid drug formulation through the inserted microneedle and into the suprachoroidal space of the eye, wherein the infused fluid drug formulation flows within the suprachoroidal space away from the insertion site during the infusion. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028081

Image-guided closed-loop robotic system for automated whole-cell patch clamping electrophysiology of neurons in vivo

In an automated methodology for in vivo image-guided cell patch clamping, a cell patch clamping device is moved into position and targeted to a specific cell using automated image-guided techniques. Cell contact is determined by analyzing the temporal series of measured resistance levels at the clamping device as it is moved. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026645

Magnetoelectric computational devices

Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to logic devices, and more particularly, to magnetoelectric magnetic tunneling junction computational devices. Aspects of the disclosed technology include a stand-alone voltage-controlled magnetoelectric device that satisfies essential requirements for general logic applications, including nonlinearity, gain, concatenability, feedback prevention, and a complete set of boolean operations based on the majority gate and inverter. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021757

Rhodium-containing catalysts for automotive emissions treatment

Catalytic materials, and in particular, rhodium-containing catalytic materials for exhaust gas purifying catalyst composites are provided herein. Such materials comprise multimetallic rh-containing nanoparticles, which are present primarily inside aggregated particles of a support (such as alumina). ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021756

Platinum group metal (pgm) catalysts for automotive emissions treatment

Catalytic materials for exhaust gas purifying catalyst composites comprise platinum group metal (pgm)-containing catalysts whose pgm component(s) are provided as nanoparticles and are affixed to a refractory metal oxide, which may be provided as a precursor. Upon calcination of the catalysts, the pgm is thermally affixed to and well-dispersed throughout the support. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021140

High speed 3d printing system for wound and tissue replacement

A method or apparatus for creating a three-dimensional tissue construct of a desired shape for repair or replacement of a portion of an organism. The method may comprise injecting at least one biomaterial in a three-dimensional pattern into a first material such that the at least one biomaterial is held in the desired shape of the tissue construct by the first material. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019711

Mixed-signal power amplifier and transmission systems and methods

The disclosed technology includes device, systems, techniques, and methods for amplifying a complex modulated signal with a mixed-signal power amplifier. A mixed-signal power amplifier may include an input network for splitting an input signal to multiple signals with corresponding phase and amplitude offsets, a main power amplification path including at least an analog power amplifier for amplifying a first signal, one or more auxiliary power amplification paths including at least one digitally controlled analog power amplifier in each path for amplifying a second signal, and an output network for combining the two amplified signals. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016562

Ancestral proteins

The invention provides a method tar increasing the stability and/or activity of a polypeptide at low ph and/or elevated temperatures the invention farther provides a method for increasing the melting temperature of a polypeptide. Also provided are paleoenzymologically reconstructed thioredoxin polypeptides having activity at higher temperatures and/or lower ph than extant thioredoxin polypeptides, as well as paleoenzymologically reconstructed thioredoxin polypeptides having higher melting temperatures than extant thioredoxin polypepetides.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015618

Topologically and mechanically adaptive reversible attachment systems and methods

The disclosed technology includes devices and methods for grasping an object. Embodiments can include a housing having an internal chamber and a face. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012020

Systems and methods for runtime program monitoring through analysis of side channel signals

Aspects of the disclosed technology provide a method including receiving one or more signals emanated from a monitored device; signal processing, based on a software model and a hardware-software (hw/sw) interaction model of the monitored device, the one or more signals to determine if an anomaly exists in the one or more signals; and responsive to determining, based on the signal processing, that an anomaly exists, transmitting an indication of the anomaly.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009873

Factor viii proteins having ancestral sequences, expression vectors, and uses related thereto

This disclosure relates to recombinant or chimeric fviii proteins, variants, and vectors encoding the proteins containing one or more ancestral mutations. In certain embodiments, one or more protein domains comprise amino acid sequences that are derived from ancestrally reconstructed amino acid sequences. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009729

Xylene separation process

A process is described for separating paraxylene from a multicomponent fluid mixture of c8 aromatics. A mixture of c8 aromatics is fed to a simulated moving-bed adsorptive apparatus. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006596

Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a solar panel truss mounting system comprising a base and a truss assembly coupled to the base. The truss assembly comprises a first panel rail mount, second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount, base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts, and a plurality of support members. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372898

Methods for the continuous, large-scale manufacture of functional nanostructures

A method for forming nanostructures including introducing a hollow shell into a reactor. The hollow shell has catalyst nanoparticles exposed on its interior surface. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372687

Method of producing a micro-channeled material at atmospheric pressure

A micro-channeled material is fabricated from a bundle of metal-plated polymer fibers by a process wherein the polymer fibers are heated to a first temperature and pyrolyzed in the presence of an inert gas at atmospheric pressure.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363375

Heat exchanger with variable density feature arrays

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of heat exchangers and applications. In an exemplary embodiment, a heat exchanger can include at least a first feature array and a second feature array, a channel in an interior of the heat exchanger, through which a fluid can flov, an inlet for the fluid to enter the channel, an outlet for the fluid to exit the channel. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362617

Pterin-dependent biocatalysts and uses thereof

Provided herein are biocatalysts and systems thereof for pterin-dependent enzymes and pathways and methods of making and using the same. Provided herein in some embodiments are biocatalysts having a pterin source and a pterin-dependent enzymatic pathway biologically coupled to the pterin source. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360940

Nucleophile-triggered degradable materials and methods of making and using the same

Disclosed herein are degradable materials comprising the reaction product of an oxanorbornadiene crosslinker or derivative thereof and a multivalent nucleophile-terminated compound, wherein the reaction product is a degradable elastic solid capable of entraining cargo. Also disclosed herein are degradable materials comprising a polymeric and hyperbranched crosslinked material made with oxanorbornadiene linkage that can be activated for cleavage at a predetermined rate by addition of a nucleophile. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349459

Contaminate removal using aluminum-doped magnetic nanoparticles

Embodiments of the present disclosure can include a method for isolating a contaminate from water comprising: introducing a plurality of aluminum-doped nanoparticles to water, the water comprising the contaminate; contacting the plurality of aluminum-doped nanoparticles with the contaminate to form contaminate-adsorbed nanoparticles; and isolating the contaminate-adsorbed nanoparticles by applying a magnetic field to the water.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346438

Mounting clips for panel installation

A photovoltaic panel mounting clip comprising a base, central indexing tabs, flanges, lateral indexing tabs, and vertical indexing tabs. The mounting clip removably attaches one or more panels to a beam or the like structure, both mechanically and electrically. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342273

Silica fillers and methods of making same

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a filler comprising a silica core, a first layer in communication with the core, and a second layer in communication with the first layer. The presence of the second layer can decrease the coefficient of thermal expansion, decrease the composite modulus, and increase the glass transition temperature of the modulus as compared to fillers without a second layer.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170339856

Plant propagule root-growing device

A device for directionally placing a plant propagule (2) inside a hollow member (3), as exemplarily illustrated in figs. 4-7, comprising a platform element (20) arranged such that a foldable member (1) can be placed thereon; an actuating dispensing arrangement (90a, 90b, 100) for placing a foldable member (1) on the platform element (20); an arrangement (40)/(40a)for placing a plant propagule (2) on a foldable member (1) placed on the platform element (20); optionally, means (150) for identifying an imaginary line (9) on the foldable member (1) stretching through the root forming end (7) to the shoot forming end (8) of the propagule (2) being directionally placed during operation; an actuating folding arrangement (30, 80)/(120/80) for folding the foldable member (1) along said imaginary line (9) to form a folded foldable member (1a); an actuating dispensing arrangement (180) for providing a hollow member (3) having a first open end (4); and an actuating placing arrangement (30, 80)/(120/80) for placing said folded foldable member (1a) into the hollow member (3) through the first open end (4). ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339487

Aerial acoustic sensing, acoustic sensing payload and aerial vehicle including the same

An aerial acoustic acquisition system including: an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav); an acoustic sensing payload attached to the uav including: at least one soi microphone configured to detect a first audio signal including a signal of interest; and at least one noise detection microphone configured to detect a second audio signal including sound generated by the uav, and a processing suite including a processor configured to receive first audio data corresponding to the first audio signal and second audio data corresponding to the second audio signal from the acoustic sensing suite, and process the first audio data using the second audio data to extract the signal of interest from the first audio data.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310163

Wireless power transmission for a smart multi-cage data acquisition system with distributed implants

A homecage system for facilitating an experiment using an animal includes a cage unit configured to hold the animal therein. A misalignment insensitive transmitting resonant wireless power transfer unit encompasses the cage unit. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170306199

Transient adhesives, methods of making, and methods of use

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for transient adhesive polymers, methods of making transient adhesive polymers, structures including the transient adhesive polymer attaching two portions of the structure to one another, and the like.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170306119

Methods for plasticizing poly(ethylene furanoate) films by water sorption

This disclosure provides an investigation of the kinetic uptake properties of water in amorphous pef and pet across the entire water activity interval at various temperatures, and also investigates the corresponding equilibrium uptake properties at the same conditions. Uptake data were measured using three independent and complementary methodologies, and excellent agreement was observed among all three methodologies. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304818

Methods, devices, and systems for sorting particles

Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods for sorting a particle based on a characteristic of a particle.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304039

Soft tissue implant systems, kits, implants, devices and associated methods

The disclosure may relate to implant systems, kits, implants, devices, and associated methods that can quickly, easily and accurately deliver a soft tissue implant with minimal incisions/trauma to surrounding tissue. The soft implant may include one or more features disposed on or within the implant configured to engage an implant insertion tool. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285058

Circuits and methods for artifact elimination

Disclosed are apparatus and methods that provide the ability to electrical stimulate a physical system, and actively eliminate interference with signal acquisition (artifacts) that arises from the stimulation. The technique implemented in the circuits and methods for eliminating interference connects a discharge path to a physical interface to the system to remove charge that is built-up during stimulation. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281069

Methods and systems for determining sensory motor performance based on non-postural information

Methods and systems relate to determining sensory motor performance based on user non-postural movements within a generated dynamic virtual environment. The generated environment requires users to: (i) utilize primary sensor inputs (e.g., vision, vestibular sensation and somatosensation); (ii) assess the dynamic virtual environment; and (iii) integrate and translate those inputs into movement to control the dynamic virtual environment. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279815

Systems and methods for using video for user and message authentication

Aspects of the disclosed technology include a method including identifying, by a computer device, a message; encoding, by the computer device, the message; receiving, by the computer device, a video of a user reciting the encoded message; and providing, by the computer device, the message and the video for verification an authenticity of the message.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276690

Visually-based diagnostic device for automatic determination of a physiologic level associated with a sample

Diagnostic devices; systems, methods and computer-readable media store instructions related to determining hemoglobin information using those devices. The methods may include processing a captured image of the reservoir and/or device and the device information to determine color information for the solution and the scale, the color information including one or more color attributes; adjusting the color information for the solution based on the color information for the scale; and determining hemoglobin information (e.g., hemoglobin level, disease state and/or calculated hematocrit) based on the adjusted color information and a stored profile information associated with the device information.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170275786

High strength and high modulus carbon fibers

A carbon fiber has a fiber tensile strength in a range of 5.5 gpa to 5.83 gpa. The carbon fiber has a fiber tensile modulus in a range of 350 gpa to 375 gpa. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274087

Saccharide analogs and agents for the diagnosis and therapy of bacterial infections

This disclosure relates saccharide analogs such as thiomaltose-based analogs for targeting bacteria and related uses. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of transferring a molecule of interest into bacteria comprising mixing bacteria with a non-naturally occurring conjugate, wherein the conjugate comprises a thiomaltose-based analog and a molecule of interest under conditions such that the conjugate is transported across the bacterial cell wall. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271659

Electrodes, lithium-ion batteries, and methods of making and using same

Described herein are improved composite anodes and lithium-ion batteries made therefrom. Further described are methods of making and using the improved anodes and batteries. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267920

Yellow to transmissive electrochromic polymers

Yellow electrochromic polymers (ecps) are prepared that display a yellow neutral state and a highly transmissive oxidized state. The ecps are copolymers where a dyad of dioxyhetereocyclic repeating unis alternate with a monad of an aromatic repeating unit. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261493

Cell culture interfaces, systems, and uses thereof

Described herein are cell culture interfaces that can be configured to relay an energy between a cell and an electronic interface and methods of using the cell culture interfaces that can be configured to relay an energy between a cell and an electronic interface.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259212

Cyclic filtration system

A method of filtering a fluid with components includes providing an alternating pressure. The alternating pressure yields an oscillating transmembrane pressure through volume and pressure variations within a filtration chamber while sealing the filtration chamber. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255732

Memory and logic lifetime simulation systems and methods

Aspects of the disclosed technology include a method including extracting, by a processor, a plurality of features from one from among a layout of a circuit, a netlist of the circuit, and the layout and the netlist of the circuit; computing, by the processor, respective lifetime distributions of the plurality of extracted features based on at least one circuit profile; and estimating, by the processor, a lifetime of the circuit by combining the respective lifetime distributions of the plurality of extracted features.. . ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255507

Technologies for estimating remaining life of integrated circuits using on-chip memory

Methods and systems have been proposed to estimate the remaining lifetime of an electronic integrated circuit that incorporates error-correcting code memory by using the failed memory bits as an indicator for the remaining lifetime of the circuit. The number of failed memory bits correlates with the remaining lifetime of the circuit, but varies as a function of wearout mechanism and use conditions. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254642

Dynamic digital fringe projection techniques for measuring warpage

Dynamic digital fringe projection (ddfp) techniques for measuring warpage. The ddfp technique generates a dynamic fringe pattern, in which a proper fringe intensity distribution is dynamically determined based on the surface reflectance of an unpainted sample in order to obtain better fringe image contrasts. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170238847

Noninvasive systems and methods for monitoring health characteristics

A wearable system and method for providing bcg data from a user including a wearable sensor configured to receive cardiogenic surface vibration waveforms, a calibrating sensor configured to receive cardiogenic center-of-mass (com) vibration waveforms, and a processor configured to use the com vibration waveforms as a template for modifying the surface vibration waveforms to provide health-related outputs. A systematic approach for elucidating the relationship between surface vibrations of the body in the head-to-foot direction from the wearable sensor, and the movements of the whole body as measured by the calibrating sensor is disclosed. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170233579

Formation and modifications of ceramic nanowires and their use in functional materials

A catalyst-free synthesis method for the formation of a metalorganic compound comprising a desired (first) metal may include, for example, selecting another (second) metal and an organic solvent, with the second metal being selected to (i) be more reactive with respect to the organic solvent than the first metal and (ii) form, upon exposure of the second metal to the organic solvent, a reaction by-product that is more soluble in the organic solvent than the metalorganic compound. An alloy comprising the first metal and the second metal may be first produced (e.g., formed or otherwise obtained) and then treated with the organic solvent in a liquid phase or a vapor phase to form a mixture comprising (i) the reaction by-product comprising the second metal and (ii) the metalorganic compound comprising the first metal. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223825

Mixed-signal substrate with integrated through-substrate vias

Disclosed are a variety of mixed-signal substrates comprising a plurality of photo-defined through substrate vias and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, a mixed-signal substrate can comprise a plurality of trenches embedded in a substrate, a photodefineable polymer within at least a portion of each trench, the photodefineable polymer defining one or more channels within each of the plurality of trenches, and a conductive material filling at least a portion of the one or more channels within the photodefineable polymer to form one or more through substrate vias. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216740

Process for operating a simulated moving bed reactor

The present disclosure provides for a process for supplying a first reactant and a second reactant (reactants) to a simulated moving bed reactor (smbr) at each step of a sequential repeating injection cycle, where the smbr includes zones each having an injection point and each containing a solid separation media; reacting the reactants in the smbr during the sequential repeating injection cycle (cycle) to form a first product; separating the first product in the smbr with the solid separation media; and changing an amount of one or both of the reactants injected at one or more of the injection points of the smbr during a step of the cycle. Changing the amount of the reactants can be done at each step of the sequential repeating injection cycle. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170198303

Methods, devices and systems for enhanced transduction efficiency

The systems and methods are directed to leveraging the channel geometry and configuration to overcome diffusion limitations of current transduction systems. The methods may include a method of transducing target cells using a device. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170194100

Chip- scale embedded carbon nanotube electrochemical double layer supercapacitor

The disclosure provides for electrochemical supercapacitors with high energy densities, based on paired groups of carbon nanotube mounted to conductive substrates. In one variation, the electrochemical supercapacitors are double layer capacitors, or electrochemical double layer capacitors, containing opposing groups of carbon nanotubes on opposing substrates. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193312

Systems and methods for identifying traffic control devices and testing the retroreflectivity of the same

Systems and methods for identifying traffic control devices from images, and systems and methods for assessing the retro reflectivity of traffic control devices. The identification of traffic control devices can be accomplished using a lighting-dependent statistical color model. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170190579

Carbon nanotube compositions

Metal-carbon nanotube composites having nanotubes which are uniformly dispersed within the metal matrix of the composite, and which are unbundled or substantially unbundled, have high lengths, and which can be controllably aligned are disclosed herein. Such metal-carbon nanotube composites can show improved electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties, as compared to a pristine metal or metal alloy which does not contain nanotubes dispersed therein. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189866

Mixed matrix hollow fiber membranes

Provided herein are metal organic framework/polymer mixed-matrix hollow fiber membranes and metal organic framework/carbon molecular sieve mixed-matrix hollow fiber membranes. The materials have high mof particle loading and are easily scalable. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187307

Triboelectric nanogenerator for powering portable electronics

A triboelectric generator includes a first contact charging member and a second contact charging member. The first contact charging member includes a first contact layer and a conductive electrode layer. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182562

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing and repair of metal components

Scanning laser epitaxy (sle) is a layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process that allows for the fabrication of three-dimensional objects with specified microstructure through the controlled melting and re-solidification of a metal powders placed atop a base substrate. Sle can be used to repair single crystal (sx) turbine airfoils, for example, as well as the manufacture functionally graded turbine components. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170179587

Electrically short antennas with enhanced radiation resistance

Various methods, apparatus, devices and systems are provided for electrically short antennas for efficient broadband transmission. In one example, among others, a system includes a segmentally time-variant antenna and a segment controller that can control conductivity of individual segments of the segmentally time-variant antenna. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170160817

Personality identified self-powering keyboard

A keyboard for converting keystrokes into electrical signals is disclosed. The keyboard includes a plurality of keys. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170137785

Polypeptide hydrogels and uses related thereto

This disclosure relates to self-assembling peptides that form hydrogels comprising peptide sequences for the activation of signaling pathways. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions comprising a recombinant polypeptide comprising a cell signaling sequence, e.g., jag-1 sequence, fused to a hydrogel polypeptide sequence. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136708

Systems and methods for fabricating three-dimensional objects

Systems and methods for fabricating three-dimensional objects. The system includes an optical imaging system providing a light source; a photosensitive medium adapted to change states upon exposure to a portion of the light source from the optical imaging system; a control system for controlling movement of the optical imaging system, wherein the optical imaging system moves continuously above the photosensitive medium. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136420

Hydrocarbon reverse osmosis membranes and separations

Asymmetric membrane structures are provided that are suitable for various types of separations, such as separations by reverse osmosis. Methods for making an asymmetric membrane structure are also provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136405

Adsorbent materials and methods of adsorbing carbon dioxide

Methods of designing zeolite materials for adsorption of co2. Zeolite materials and processes for co2 adsorption using zeolite materials.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126884

Systems and methods for detecting call provenance from call audio

Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126415

Analog push pull amplifier-based physically unclonable function for hardware security

An authenticating circuit includes a first and second challenge vector input, a first and second highly variable process-dependent circuit and a logic circuit. The first highly variable process-dependent circuit receives a first vector from the first challenge vector input and generates a first output that is a function of the first vector and at least one process-dependent feature of a component of the first highly variable process-dependent circuit. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170125817

Carbon nanotube array bonding

Material compositions are provided that may comprise, for example, a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (vacnt) array, a conductive layer, and a carbon interlayer coupling the vacnt array to the conductive layer. Methods of manufacturing are provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117537

Silicon-based anode and method for manufacturing the same

A silicon-based anode comprising silicon, a carbon coating that coats the surface of the silicon, a polyvinyl acid that binds to at least a portion of the silicon, and vinylene carbonate that seals the interface between the silicon and the polyvinyl acid. Because of its properties, polyvinyl acid binders offer improved anode stability, tunable properties, and many other attractive attributes for silicon-based anodes, which enable the anode to withstand silicon cycles of expansion and contraction during charging and discharging.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170115064

Ultra-compact, scalable, direct-contact vapor condensers using acoustic actuation

The disclosed technology includes techniques for improving efficiency of heat transfer devices, specifically condensers. An exemplary embodiment provides a device for condensing vapor bubbles comprising a quantity of liquid, a vapor source, and an acoustic transducer. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114472

Systems and methods for producing anti-wetting structures on metallic surfaces

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method for anti-wetting metallic surfaces. A metallic object is introduced to an electrochemical solution. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170107237

Hybrid zeolitic imidazolate frameworks controlling framework porosity and functionality by a mixed-ligand synthetic approach

Metal-organic frameworks, in particular hybrid zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (zifs), devices having hybrid zifs, and methods for preparing hybrid zifs are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the method includes preparing a first solution comprising a first imidazolate and a second imidazolate, preparing a second solution comprising a metal ion, and combining the first solution and the second solution to form the hybrid zif.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170105211

Scheduled wifi in single collision domain

In a method for clients to transmit data via a shared medium network, a schedule assigns time slots to individual clients. A collision avoidance scheme determines an offset time to begin transmitting data, which upon expiration, a client senses if any of the clients is transmitting. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100283

Tissue support structure

An apparatus includes a component having a shape memory material. The shape memory material has a first shape including a substantially elongate segment. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077838

Cylindrical and spherical triboelectric generators

A generator includes a first member, a second member and a sliding mechanism. The first member includes a first electrode and a first dielectric layer affixed to the first electrode. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170072565

Control of swarming robots

Systems and methods for controlling a swarm of mobile robots are disclosed. In one aspect, the robots cover a domain main of interest. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066896

Capillary foams, methods of making thereof, and uses thereof including for mitigation of oil spills

Methods of making various capillary foams are provided. The foams can include liquid foams having a plurality of particles connected by a network of a secondary fluid at the interface between the discontinuous and continuous phase. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170054155

Thermo-electro-chemical converter and methods of use thereof

The present disclosure provides compositions including thermo-electro-chemical converter, methods of converting thermal energy into electrical energy, and the like. In general, embodiments of the present disclosure can be used to convert thermal energy into electrical energy by way of a chemical process.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170053062

Methods and systems for identifying crispr/cas off-target sites

Methods and systems for searching genomes for potential crispr off-target sites are provided. In preferred embodiments, the methods include identifying possible on- and off-target cleavage sites and/or ranking the potential off-target sites based on the number and location of mismatches, insertions, and/or deletions in the grna guide sequence relative to the genomic dna sequence at a putative target site in the genome. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050010

Microneedles and methods of manufacture thereof

A microneedle array is provided for administrating a drug or other substance into a biological tissue. The array includes a base substrate; a primary funnel portion extending from one side of the base substrate; and two or more solid microneedles extending from the primary funnel portion, wherein the two or more microneedles comprise the substance of interest. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170044469

Chomically indicating sterile wipes

Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to sanitizing wipe that provides a visual indication that a sufficient amount of abrasive scrubbing has occurred for a given period of time to properly sterilize various medical devices and medical equipment including needless intravenous hub-and-port systems. The sanitizing wipe can change color when used to properly sanitize medical equipment. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170042572

Systems for implanting and using a conduit within a tissue wall

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a conduit system including an outer lumen, an inner lumen, and an attaching device. In other embodiments, a multiple access port device adapted for communication with at least one of an outer lumen, an inner lumen, or an attaching device of a conduit system is provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170038364

Systems and methods enabling patch-clamp re-use

A method for cleaning patch-clamp glass pipette electrodes that enables their re-use. By immersing pipette tips or planar patch clamp chips into a detergent, followed by rinsing, pipettes and planar patch clamp chips were re-usable at least ten times with little to no degradation in signal fidelity, in experimental preparations ranging from human embryonic kidney cells to neurons in culture, slices, and in vivo.. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170038211

Resonant gyroscopes and methods of making and using the same

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for high-frequency resonant gyroscopes. In an example implementation, a resonator gyroscope assembly is provided. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170025557

Broadband reduced graphite oxide based photovoltaic devices

The embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to photovoltaic devices with broad band absorption in the solar light spectrum incident to earth. The devices include integrated layers of graphite oxide and reduced graphite oxide, which exhibit intrinsic p/n junctions, which can be self-biasing and allow for production and separation of electron-hole pairs that can drive the current in the device. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170007171

Apparatus, system, and method for measuring lymphatic pressure and performance in vivo

Methods for measuring lymphatic performance are provided herein. Lymphatic pressure is measured by introducing a near infrared flourophore into the limb of a mammal, detecting the lymph flow with near infrared lights and sensors, occluding lymph flow with a pressure cuff, and then noting the pressure at which lymph flow returns. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170002326

Purification of cell mixtures using molecular beacons targeting cell specific rna

This disclosure is in the area of research and therapeutics. In certain embodiments, it provides methods to assist in the purification of cell mixtures, e.g., cardiomyocytes, using molecular beacons targeting cell-type specific rna, e.g. ... Georgia Tech Research Corporation








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