2016 Patent Applications

December 2016

  • US 371 Utility | Filed 12/08/16: “Polybenzimidazoles and Methods of Making and Using Thereof,” by James E. McGrath, University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corporation Professor of Chemistry; chemistry professor Judy S. Riffle; and Benny D. Freeman, a student.
  • Foreign | Filed 12/12/16: “Selective Cell Modulation with Electric Fields,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Michael B. Sano and Christopher B. Arena.
  • Foreign | Filed 12/14/16: “Infectious DNA Clones and Chimeric DNA Clones of Porcine Circovirus and Their Uses to Produce Genetically Engineered Attenuated Vaccines Against Porcine Circovirus Infection and Its Associated Diseases,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science, and Martijn Fenaux, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/9/16: “Cooler with EMI-Limiting Inductor,” by Khai D. Ngo, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Han Cui and Chi-Ming Wang.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/7/16: “I-LoViT: Indoor Localization by Vibration Tracking,” by Jeffrey D. Poston, an electrical engineering student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/8/16: “Micro-machined Sample Injection Unit for Miniaturized Gas Chromatography System,” by Masoud Agah, a professor of electrical engineering, and Muhammad Akbar, a student. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/09/16: “Resonant Topologies with Coupling and Load Independent Resonance for Wireless Power Transfer Applications,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Qiang Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; research associate Minfan Fu; and student Junjie Feng.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/12/16: “3D Nanoparticle/Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite for Analyte Detection,” by Peter Vikesland, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Haoran Wei, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/15/16: “Tapping into FGFBP1 to Treat a Variety of Pathological Conditions that Affect Skeletal Muscles and Spinal Cord,” by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at Carilion Research Institute.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 12/16/16: “Statistical Modeling for Visualization Evaluation Through Data Fusion,” by Ran Jin, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, and Xiaoyu Chen, a student.
  • U.S. Plant Variety (PVP) | Filed 12/09/16: “Hilliard (VA11W-108) Wheat,” by Carl A. Griffey, a professor of crop and soil environmental science.

November 2016

  • Foreign | Filed 11/11/16: “Keratin Nanomaterials and Methods of Production,” by Mark Van Dyke, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Maria B. Rahmany, a student.
  • Foreign | Filed 11/14/16: “Selective Modulation of Intracellular Effects of Cells Using Pulsed Electric Fields,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Michael B. Sano and Christopher B. Arena.
  • U.S. Utility | Filed 11/1/16: “Noise Reduction Surface Treatment for Airfoil,” by William Nathan Alexander, an assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering; William J. Devenport, assistant department head for laboratory facilities in aerospace and ocean engineering; and students Ian Clark, Stewart Glegg, Nigel Peake, Justin W. Jaworski, and Conor Daly.
  • U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 11/1/16: “Keratin Nanomaterials and Methods of Production,”by Mark Van Dyke, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Maria B. Rahmany, a student.
  • U.S. 371 Utility 11/10/16: “Selective Modulation of Intracellular Effects of Cells Using Pulsed Electric Fields,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Michael B. Sano and Christopher B. Arena.
  • U.S. Continuation | Filed 11/2/16: “Wireless Communication Device Using Time-Variant Antenna Module,” by Majid Manteghi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and students Mohsen Salehi, Seong-Youp Suh, and Ricardo Suarez-Gartner.
  • U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 11/30/16: “Method to Manufacture Highly Conductive Vias and PROM Memory Cells by Application of Electric Pulses,” by Marius Orlowski, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Chaired Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and students Gargi Ghosh and Anshuman Verma.
  • Foreign | Filed 11/25/16: “Method and Apparatus for Lignocellose Pretreatment using a Super-cellulose-solvent and Highly Volatile Solvents,” by biological systems engineering professor Yi-Heng Percival Zhang.
  • Foreign | Filed 11/11/16: “Selective Cell Modulation with Electric Fields,”by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Michael B. Sano and Christopher B. Arena.
  • Foreign | Filed 11/10/16: “Selective Modulation of Intracellular Effects of Cells Using Pulsed Electric Fields,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Michael B. Sano and Christopher B. Arena.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 11/9/16: “Novel Compositions and Methods for Heart Ischemia Reperfusion Injury,” by Robert G. Gourdie, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and students Linda J. Jourdan and Jingbo Jiang.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 11/15/16: “Dual Propeller Micro-Pump and TCPC Smart Connector for Superior Hemodynamics and Cavopulmonary Support,” by Alexandrina Untaroiu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Jakin Jagani, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 11/23/16: “Diacid Modified Copolyesters,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long; chemistry research professor S. Richard Turner; and students Ryan J. Mondscheinn, Ting Chen, Haoyu Lin, and Hans E. Edling. With support from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 11/23/16: “Bibenzoate Copolyesters,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long; chemistry research professor S. Richard Turner; and students Ryan J. Mondscheinn, Ting Chen, and Hans E. Edling. With support from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).

October 2016

  • U.S. Continuation | Filed 10/14/16 : “Methods For Separating and Dewatering Fine Particles,” by Roe-Hoan Yoon, the Nicholas T. Camicia Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering. With support fromthe Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
  • 371 Utility | Filed 10/14/16: “Method of Separating and De-Watering Fine Particles,” by Roe-Hoan Yoon, the Nicholas T. Camicia Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Utility | Filed 10/18/16: “Non-Linear Droop Control,” by Dushan Boroyevich, the American Electric Power Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); Rolando Burgos, an ECE associate professor; and Fang Chen, a student.
  • U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 10/21/16: “System and Method for Monitoring the Health of Dialysis Patients,” by John L. Robertson, a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Ryan S. Senger, an associate professor of biological systems engineering.
  • Foreign | Filed 10/10/16: “Cleaning and Dewatering Fine Coal,” by Roe-Hoan Yoon, the Nicholas T. Camicia Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering, and students Mert Kerem Eraydin and Chad L. Freeland.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/4/16: “Passive Anti-Frosting Surface Comprised of Microscopic Wettability Patterns Containing Sacrificial Ice,” by Jonathan B. Boreyko, an assistant professor of biomedicial engineering and mechanics, and students Saurabh Nath, Caitlin E. Bisbano, and Grady J. Iliff.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/6/16: “Enhancing the Effect of Pulsed Electric Field Therapy Through Induced Cell Morphology Changes,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and students Jill W. Ivey, Eduardo L. Latouche, Waldemar Debinski, and Glenn J. Lesser. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/7/16: “Automatic Centerline Isolation and Continuous Width Measurements Between Two Edges,” by Steven Poelzing, an associate professor in the VTCRI Poelzing Lab; Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, a postdoctoral associate in the VTCRI Gourdie Lab; and Tristan Raisch, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/11/16: “Bio- and Photodegradable Thermoplastic Elastomers and Methods for Their Preparation,” by Kevin J. Edgar, a professor of sustainable biomaterials; John B. Matson, an assistant professor of chemistry; and Kyle Arrington, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/11/16: “Melt Extrudable Cellulose Derivative,” by Kevin J. Edgar, a professor of sustainable biomaterials, and students Joyann A. Marks, Brittany L. Nichols, Ashlee M. Lambert, and Lynne S. Taylor. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/11/16: “Block Copolymers Based on Sustainable Polysaccharides,” by Kevin J. Edgar, a professor of sustainable biomaterials, John B. Matson, an assistant professor of chemistry; and students Junyi Chen and Hiroshi Kamitakahara. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/14/16: “Novel Semi-Active Suspension System for Automobiles,” by mechanical engineering professor Saied Taheri and students Sheetanshu Tyagi and Yaswanth Siramdasu.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/17/16: “Method of Scatter Correction in Multi-source Computed Tomography,” by Guohua Cao, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Ha Gong, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/17/16: “Scalable Traffic Dependence Analysis for Android Application Security,” by Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, an associate professor of computer science, and Hao Zhang, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/28/16: “Controlled Photoredox Ring-Opening Polymerization,” by Rong Tong, a chemical engineering assistant professor, and Quanyou Feng, a chemical engineering postdoctoral associate.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 10/28/16: “Novel Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathway Inhibitors,” by chemistry professor Paul R. Carlier; Maria Belen Cassera, an assistant professor of biochemistry; ZhongKe Yao, a chemistry postdoctoral associate; and Emilio F. Merino, a student.
  • PCT International | Filed 10/7/16: “Bibenzoate Copolyesters and Methods to Produce Them,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long; chemistry research professor S. Richard Turner; and students Ryan J. Mondscheinn, Ting Chen, and Haoyu Liu.
  • PCT International | Filed 10/7/16: “Terephthalate-Co-Bibenzoate Polyesters,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long; chemistry research professor S. Richard Turner; and students Ryan J. Mondscheinn and Haoyu Liu.
  • PCT International | Filed 10/21/16: “Antineutrino Detection Based on Heterogeneous Scintillation Lattice,” by Patrick Huber, a physics professor; Jonathan M. Link, a physics professor; and Camillo Mariani, an associate professor of physics. With support from ICTAS.

September 2016

  • Foreign | Filed 09/14/16: “Method and Apparatus to Detect Deviations from Authorized Software Execution Using Power Fingerprinting,” by Jeffrey H. Reed, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Carlos R. Aguayo Gonzalez, a student.
  • U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 09/13/16: “Polysaccharide Derivatives and Cross-Metathesis Processes for Preparing Them,” by Kevin J. Edgar, a professor of sustainable biomaterials and students Xiangtao Meng and Yifan Dong. With support from ICTAS.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 09/06/16: “Biometric Identification and Authentication Using Cardiac Signals,” by Lynn Abbott, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Zachary R. Doerzaph, director of the Center for Advanced Automotive Research at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute; and Abhijit Sarkar, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 09/21/16: “Active 3D Motion Tracking System Using Linear Optical Sensor Arrays (LOSA),” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Anil Kumar, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 09/30/16: "Binderless Jetting-Using Nanoparticles to Replace Polymer Binders in Binder Jetting of Metal,” by Christopher B. Williams, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Yun Bai, a student.
  • PCT International | Filed 09/16/16: “Group Signatures with Probabilistic Revocation,” by Jung-Min Park, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Vireshwar Kumar, a student.

AUGUST 2016

  • U.S. Continuation | Filed 08/12/16: “Plug-And-Play Time-Variant Antenna Module For Wireless Communication Devices,” by Majid Manteghi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and students W. Dawson Kesling, Seong-Youp Suh, and Harry G. Skinner.
  • U.S. Utility | Filed 08/17/16: “Modular Multilevel Converter for Capacitor Voltage Ripple Reduction,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Qiang Li, ECE assistant professor; and students Yadong Lyu and Yi-Hsun Hsieh.
  • U.S. Utility | Filed 08/22/16: “Interface Converter for Common Mode Voltage Control,” by Dushan Boroyevich, the American Electric Power Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; ECE associate professor Rolando Burgos; and Fang Chen, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 08/10/16: “Method and System for Identifying Product Pros and Cons from User Generated Contents Using a Multiple-Facet LDA Model,” by Weiguo (Patrick) Fan, a professor of accounting information systems, and students Xuan Zhang and Zhilei Qiao.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 08/17/16: “Piperazine-containing Dilithium Anionic Initiators for Isoprene Polymerization,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long and students Sachin Bobade and Alison R. Schultz.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 08/17/16: “3D Printing All-Aromatic, High Performance Polyimides and Polybenzoxazoles Using Stereolithography (SLA): Processing the Unprocessable,” by Timothy E. Long; Christopher B. Williams, an associate professor of mechanical engineering; chemistry postdoctoral associate Maruti Hegde; and Nicholas Chartrain, a student.
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 08/19/16: “Versatile Photo-Active Cages for Drug Delivery,” by Amanda Morris, an assistant professor of chemistry; Tijana Z. Grove, an assistant professor of chemistry; and students Charity Epley and Kristina Roth. With support from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
  • U.S. Provisional | Filed 08/19/16: “Polymeric Materials and Articles Manufactured Therefrom,” by Timothy E. Long; Christopher B. Williams; Abby R. Whittington, an assistant professor of materials science engineering; and students Allison M. Pekkanen, Callie E. Zawaski, Andre Stevenson, Travis Hodgdon, Douglas Graham, Freddy Barnabas, and Corey Kenneally.

JULY 2016

  • July 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Parallel Devices Having Balanced Switching Current and Power,” by ECE professor Khai Doan The Ngo and students Zichen Miao and Yincan Mao.
  • July 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “A Method for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing and Its Use on Producing Multimaterials with Complex Architectures,” by mechanical engineering assistant professor Xiaoyu Zheng.
  • July 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Fiber Optic Technology for Ultra-High Aspect Ratio Micro Drilling,” by Anbo Wang, the Clayton Ayre Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Chennan Hu, a student.
  • July 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Polysaccharide - Bile Salt Conjugates,” by Kevin J. Edgar, professor of sustainable biomaterials, and Yifan Dong, a student.
  • July 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Corlayer3d: Corrugated Layering for FDM 3D Printing,” by Brook Kennedy, an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design;and Edward Olin Coe, a student.
  • July 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Antineutrino Detection Based on Heterogeneous Scintillation Lattice,” by physics professor Patrick Huber; physics professor Jonathan M. Link; and Camillo Mariani, associate professor of physics.
  • July 2016 | PCT International: “Biomemetic Systems,” by Warren C. Ruder, assistant professor of biological systems engineering, and Keith C. Heyde, and engineering mechanics student.

     

  • July 2016 | PCT International: “Collagen XIX, Formulations Thereof, and Methods of Treating Neuron Synapse Related Disorders,” by Michael Fox, an associate professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; and Jianmin Su, a research assistant professor in the VTCRI Fox Lab.

JUNE 2016

  • June 2016 | U.S. 371 Utility: “A Transmitter for Transmitting a High-Rate Data Transmission Through Direct Excitation,” by Majid Manteghi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and Mohsen Salehi, a student.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Thermal Spray Diagnostics,” by Gary R. Pickrell, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE); Romesh C. Batra, the Clifton C. Garvin Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; and students Matthew Gold, Michael Cybulsky, Raymond Sinatra, and Taylor Blair.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Diagnosis of Thermal Spray Gun Ignition,” by Gary R. Pickrell, Romesh C. Batra, Taylor Blair, Michael Cybulsky, and Raymond Sinatra.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Method and Apparatus to Improve Power Device Reliability,” by ECE professor Khai Doan The Ngo and students Zichen Miao and Yincan Mao.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Divisional: “High Frequency Electroporation for Cancer Therapy,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; John H. Rossmeisl, assistant professor of small animal clinical sciences; and students Christopher B. Arena and Michael B. Sano.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Acoustic Fiber Bragg Grating Based Distributed Multi-Parameter Sensor,” by Anbo Wang, the Clayton Ayre Professor of electrical and computer engineering; ECE research associate Haifeng Xuan; and Di Hu, a student.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Optimized Intravenous Solution as Adjuvant Pharmacotherapy,” by Steven Poelzing, associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Antigen Targeting to Porcine Langerin,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Science, and Sakthivel Subramaniam, a biomedical science postdoctoral associate.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Small Molecule and Polymeric Hydrogen-Sulfide Donors with Benign Byproducts for Therapeutic Use,” by John B. Matson, assistant professor of chemistry, and students Jeffrey C. Foster and Chadwick R. Powell.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Electrolysis Assisted Mitigation of Reverse Salt Flux in Forward Osmosis Systems,” by Zhen (Jason) He, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Shiqiang Zou, a student.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Impact Device for Simulating Head to Head Impacts in Sports,” by biomedical engineering and mechanics (BEAM) assistant professor Steven Rowson; Craig McNally, a research engineer with BEAM and the Center for Injury Biomechanics; and Jaclyn Press, a student.
  • June 2016 | Foreign: “Infectious DNA Clones and Chimeric DNA Clones of Porcine Circovirus and Their Uses to Produce Genetically Engineered Attenuated Vaccines Against Porcine Circovirus Infection and Its Associated Diseases,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Science, and Martijn Fenaux, a student.
  • June 2016 | PCT International: “Methods for Inducing Electroporation and Tissue Ablation,” by Rafael V. Davalos and students Dan C. Sweeney, T.R. Gowrishankar, and James C. Weaver.
  • June 2016 | Foreign: “Crosslinked Polymer Compositions for Gas Separation Membranes,” by James McGrath, University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corporation Professor of Chemistry, and students Ruilan Guo, Yu Chen, and Benny D. Freeman.
  • June 2016 (filed October 2, 2015) | U.S. Provisional: “Enzymatic Synthesis of D-Tagatose,” by Percival Zhang, professor of biological systems engineering, and Daniel Joseph Wichelecki.
  • June 2016 | U.S. Continuation: “System and Method for Ablating a Tissue Site by Electroporation with Real-Time Monitoring of Treatment Progress,” by Rafael V. Davalos and Robert E. Neal, a student.

MAY 2016

  • May 2016 | Foreign: Two foreign applications for “Gas Separation Membranes Formed By Crosslinking Polyarylene Ethers,” by James E. McGrath, University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corporation Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science, and students Ruilan Guo, Yu Chen, and Benny D. Freeman.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Melt Compounding and Fractionation of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Products Produced Therefrom,” by Justin R. Barone, associate professor of biological systems engineering; Scott H. Renneckar, assistant professor of sustainable biomaterials; and Young Kim, assistant professor of sustainable biomaterials.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Interior 5D Micro-CT,” by Guohua Cao, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics. With support from ICTAS.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Utility: “A Time Variant Antenna for Transmitting Wideband Signals,” by Majid Manteghi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and students Harry G. Skinner, Mohsen Salehi, Seong-Youp Suh, and Soji Sajuyigbe.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Divisional: “Wireless Communication Device Using Time-Variant Antennas Module,” by Majid Manteghi, Mohsen Salehi, Seong-Youp Suh, and Ricardo Suarez-Gartner, a student.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Method and Composition for Achieving High Piezoelectric Voltage Coefficient,” by mechanical engineering professor Shashank Priya and YongKe Yan, a research scientist with ICTAS. With support from ICTAS.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Improved Design and Manufacture of Generalized Flow Profile-Producing Devices,” by Walter F. O’Brien, the J. Bernard Jones Professor of mechanical engineering, and students Dustin Frohnapfel and Kevin Todd Lowe.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Haptic Robotic Glove Exoskeleton with Sensing and Force Feedback,” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and students Bijo Sebastian and Eric Refour.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: Two U.S. Provisional applications for “Robotic Modular Leg Mechanism for Legged Mobile Robots,” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi and Wael Saab, a student.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Roll-Revolute-Revolute Robotic Tail (R3RT) Mechanism for Maneuvering and Stabilization of Mobile Robots,” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Wael Saab, and William Rone, a student.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Universal-Spatial Robotic Tail Mechanism,” by Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Wael Saab, and William Rone.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Technique for Recovering the Fault-Free State of Microprocessors,” by Patrick Schaumont, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Bilgiday Yuce and Nahid Ghalaty.
  • May 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Scalable Nano-patterning of Planar and Non-planar Surfaces,” by Bahareh Behkam, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Amrinder S. Nain, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; and Zhou Ye, a student. With support from ICTAS.
  • May 2016 | Foreign: “Prototype United States Porcine Torque Teno Virus (Porcine TTV) And Uses Thereof,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science, and Yaowei Huang, research assistant professor of biomedical science.

APRIL 2016

  • April 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Multi-Step Simplified Optimal Trajectory Control (SOTC) Based on Only VO and I Load,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Qiang Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and students Chao Fei and Weiyi Feng.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Inverse Charge Current Mode (IQCM) Control for Power Converter,” by Fred C. Lee, Qiang Li, and Syed Bari, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Method and Apparatus for Current/Power Balancing,” by Khai D.Ngo, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Zichen Miao and Yincan Mao.
  • April 2016 | Foreign: Two foreign patent applications for “Crosslinked Polymer Compositions for Gas Separation Membranes,” by James E. McGrath, University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corporation Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science, and students Ruilan Guo, Yu Chen, and Benny D. Freeman.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Ultrafast Micro-CT for Imaging Free-Moving Animals,” by Guohua Cao, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Fermentation and Roasting Enhance Digestive Enzyme Inhibition of Cocoa Products for Prevention and/or Amelioration of Diabetes and Obesity,” by Sean F. O’Keefe, professor of food science and technology (FST); Andrew P. Neilson, FST assistant professor; Amanda Stewart, FST assistant professor; and Caroline Ryan, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Tri-Layer C03O4-SDC Protective Coating for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects,” by Kathy Lu, a professor of materials science and engineering, and and Fengyu Shen, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Multiphase Coupled and Integrated with PCB winding for PCF Converters,” by Mingkai Mu, a research scientist with the Center for Power Electronics Systems; Fred C. Lee; Qiang Li; and Yuchen Yang, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Facile Syntheses of Dibenzo-24-Crown-8 and Dibenzo-30-Crown-10,” by chemistry professor Harry W. Gibson and Hanlie R. Wessels, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Improved Syntheses of Crown Ether-Based Pyridyl Cryptands,” by Harry Gibson, Hanlie Wessels, and Terry L. Price, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Capacitor Voltage Ripple Minimization in Modular Multilevel Converter Based on Average Model Theory,” by Dushan Boroyevich, the American Electric Power Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Rolando Burgos, ECE associate professor; and Alinaghi Marzoughi, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Design of Modular Multilevel Converter in AFE Mode with Minimized Passive Elements Installed,” by Dushan Boroyevich, Rolando Burgos, and Alinaghi Marzoughi.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration,” by Amanda Morris, an assistant professor of chemistry, and students Spencer Ahrenholtz and Macauley Whiting III. With support from ICTAS.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Polycarbonate-Polyolefin Block Copolymers and Methods of Making,” by chemistry professor Timothy E. Long and Sachin Bobade, a student.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Embedded Active Fiber Optic Sensing Network for Structural Health Monitoring in Harsh Environments,” by Anbo Wang, the Clayton Ayre Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Bo Dong, Cheng Ma, Zhuoxuan Li, and Jianmin Gong.
  • April 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Method and Apparatus for Measuring Static Friction at High Speeds,” by David A. Dillard, the Adhesive and Sealant Science Professor in bioengineering and mechanics (BEAM); Christopher B. Williams, associate professor of mechanical engineering; and mechanical engineering students Mark Cockerill, Kevin DeWillie, Matt Domaratzky, Madeline Scholl, Keith Szkodny, George Uehling, and Logan Sturm. With support from ICTAS.
  • April 2016 | PCT International: “Method for Jointly Adapting an OFDM Waveform and the Demodulator for Interference Mitigation and Harsh Channels,” by electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Jeffrey Reed, ECE research associate Vuk Marojevic, and Matthew Carrick, a student.
  • April 2016 | PCT International: “Apparatus for Dewatering and Demineralization of Fine Particles,” by Roe-Hoan Yoon, the Nicholas T. Camicia Professor of mining and minerals engineering; Gerald H. Luttrell, the E. Morgan Massey Professor of mining and minerals engineering; and mining and minerals engineering postdoctoral associate Nikhil Gupta.

March 2016

  • March 2016 | U.S. National Stage (371): “Cross-Metathesized Polysaccharide Derivatives and Processes for Preparing Them,” by Kevin J. Edgar, professor of sustainable biomaterials; John B. Matson, assistant professor of chemistry; and Xiangtao Meng, a student.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Divisional: “Melt Electrospun Fibers Containing Micro and Nanolayers and Method of Manufacturing,” by Roop L. Mahajan, the Lewis A. Hester Chair in Engineering; Eugene G. Joseph, adjunct professor of chemical engineering; and Naresh Budhavaram, a student. With support from ICTAS.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Current Mode Control DC-DC Converter with Single-Step Load Transient Response,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Qiang Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and students Virginia Li and Pei-Hsin Liu.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Circuit and Method for Driving Synchronous Rectifiers for High-Frequency Flyback Converters,” by Fred C. Lee, Qiang Li, and Xiucheng Huang, a student.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Universal System Structure for Low Power Adapters,” by Fred C. Lee, Xiucheng Huang, and Qiang Li.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Chimeric Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Vaccines,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science; Shannon R. Matzinger, a postdoctoral associate in biological science; and Nathan M. Beach, a student.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Polysaccharide-Based Copolymer Materials,” by Kevin J. Edgar and Shu Liu, a student.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Dynamic Paradigm for Wave-Based Sensing,” by Rolf Mueller, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Philip Caspers, a student.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Process for Establishing a Moving Target Connection By Sharing Only Publicly Available Information and a Method for Secure Communications Between Many Clients and a Server Using Moving Target IPV6 Defense (MT6D),” by Joseph G. Tront, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Randolph C. Marchany, university information technology security officer; and students Christopher F. Morrell and Reese A. Moore.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Using Yeast for Production of 5-Hydroxytryptophan,” by Xueyang Feng, assistant professor of biological systems engineering.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “A Monitoring and Forecasting System for Energy Producing Devices Based on Information-Fusion,” by Heng Xiao, assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering, and students Kevin Todd Lowe, Jianxun Wang, and Jinlong Wu. With support from ICTAS.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Ocean Wave Energy Harvester Using Mechanical Modified Rectifier,” by Lei Zuo, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Lin Xu, a research associate in the energy harvesting group of the mechanical engineering department; and students You Wu and Yilun Liu.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing with Multi-Resin Exchange,” by Xiaoyu Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
  • March 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “F2mc Power Take-Off Pumps For Wave Energy Conversion,” by Michael Philen, associate professor of aerospace and ocean engineering, and students Adrian Bialy, LoriAnne Groo, and Carson Squibb. With support from ICTAS.
  • March 2016 | Foreign: “Crosslinked Polymer Compositions for Gas Separation Membranes,” by James E. McGrath, University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corporation Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science, and students Ruilan Guo, Yu Chen, and Benny D. Freeman.

FEBRUARY 2016

  • February 2016 | U.S. National Stage (371): “Superconducting Fiber and Efficient Cryogenic Cooling,” by Gary R. Pickrell, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE), and Daniel S. Homa, senior research associate in the materials science and engineering department.
  • February 2016 | U.S. National Stage (371): “Methods of Treating a Cancer Through Disruption of Alpha Connexin 43-Zonula Occludens-1 (ZO-1) Interaction,” by Robert G. Gourdie, professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Gourdie Lab, and Zhi Sheng, assistant professor with the VTCRI Sheng Lab.
  • February 2016 | Continuation: “System and Method For Estimating A Treatment Volume For Administering Electrical Energy Based Therapies,” by Rafael V. Davalos, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Paulo A. Garcia, a student.
  • February 2016 | Utility: “Advanced Omnidirectional Impact Absorber Utility,” by Javid Bayandor, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Scott Victor Perino, a student.
  • February 2016 | Continuation: “Omni-Tomographic Imaging for Interior Reconstruction Using Simultaneous Data Acquisition from Multiple Imaging Modalities,” by Ge Wang, the Pritchard Professor and director of the biomedical imaging division of the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Phase-Interpolation Phase-Shifter for Phase-Array Applications at W-Band and Beyond,” by Kwang-Jin Koh, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Sadi Afroz, a student.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Optimal Harmonic Impedance Modulation at Millimeter-Wave for High Efficiency Power Amplifiers,” by Kwang-Jin Koh and Seyed Yahya Mortazavi, a student.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Methods and Apparatus of Interferometry for Imaging and Sensing,” by Yizheng Zhu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Integrated Rogowski Current Sensor For Shortcircuit Protection and Converter Control,” by Dushan Boroyevich, the American Electric Power Professor of Electrical Engineering; Zhiyu Shen, research scientist with the Center for Power Electronics Systems; Rolando Burgos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Jun Wang, a student.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “A Method for Jointly Adapting an OFDM Waveform and the Demodulator for Interference Mitigation and Harsh Channels,” by Jeffrey H. Reed, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE); Vuk Marojevic, ECE research associate; and Matthew Carrick, an EE student.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Rapid Screening of Transformed Data Leaks with Efficient Algorithms and Parallel Computing,” by Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, associate professor of computer science, and students Xiaokui Shu and Fang Liu.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Thermally Acitvated Non-Invasive Blood Perfusion Measurement Systems,” by Thomas E. Diller, professor of mechanical engineering.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Two Novel Methods for the Assessment of Relative Protein Localization from Three Dimensional Single Molecule Localization Data,” by Robert G. Gourdie, professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Gourdie Lab, and Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, postdoctoral associate with the VTCRI Gourdie Lab.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Motorcycle Helmet,” by a group from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI): Michael Jared Bryson, mechanical systems group leader; Matthew Moeller, design engineer; William Freeman, research associate; and Jean Paul Talledo Vilela, research associate.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Automated Program Synthesis From Natural Language For Computer Games,” by Michael S. Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Pharmacologic Targeting of Cell Adhesion to Modulate Conduction,” by Robert G. Gourdie, professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Gourdie Lab; Steven Poelzing, associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; and Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, postdoctoral associate with the VTCRI Gourdie Lab.
  • February 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “A Wideband Electrically Small Transient State Antenna,” by Majid Manteghi, ECE associate professor.

     

JANUARY 2016

  • January 2016 | U.S. Utility: “Method And Apparatus For Current/Power Balancing,” by ECE professor Khai Doan The Ngo and students Zichen Miao, Yincan Mao, and Chi Ming Wang.
  • January 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Cellulose Derivatives for Solid Dispersion,” by Kevin J. Edgar, professor of sustainable biomaterials, and Hale Cigdem Arca, a student. With support from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
  • January 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “A Recombinant Subunit Vaccine With Enhanced Immunity Against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV),” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science; Yao-Wei Huang, research assistant professor of biomedical science; and Sakthivel Subramaniam, a postdoctoral associate in biomedical science.
  • January 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Contactless Dielectrophoresis Device with Cell-Size Diameter Insulating Pillars,” by biomedical engineering and mechanics (BEAM) professor Rafael V. Davalos, BEAM postdoctoral associate Jaka Cemazar, and Temple A. Douglas, a student. With support from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
  • January 2016 | U.S. Provisional: “Omnidirectional Wireless Power Transfer System,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE); ECE assistant professor Qiang Li; and Junjie Feng, a student.

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