VTIP reports patent applications filed in February 2017

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) filed 15 patent applications in February 2017 on behalf of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. Three of these were supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).

U.S. Copyright | Filed 02/16/17

“A Method for Jointly Adapting an OFDM Waveform and the Demodulator for Interference Mitigation and Harsh Channels,” by Jeffrey Reed, a professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE); ECE research associate Vuk Marojevic; and Matthew Carrick, a student.

U.S. Continuation | Filed 02/01/17

“Systems and Methods for Optically Guided Placement And Monitoring of Medical Implants,” by Abby R. Whittington, an associate professor of materials science engineering; Lissett R. Bickford, a former assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics; and Raj Shekhar of the Children’s National Medical Center. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Divisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Irreversible Electroporation to Create Tissue Scaffolds,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics.

U.S. Continuation | Filed 02/03/17

“Irreversible Electroporation to Create Tissue Scaffolds,” by Rafael V. Davalos, the L. Preston Wade Professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics.

U.S. 371 Utility | Filed 02/23/17

“Automated Program Synthesis From Natural Language For Domain Specific Computing Applications,” by Michael S. Hsiao, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.

U.S. Continuation | Filed 02/28/17

“Live Attenuated Chimeric Porcine Circovirus Vaccine,” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of biomedical science, and students Nathan M. Beach and Sheela Ramamoorthy.

Foreign | Filed 02/23/17

“A Multivalent Brucella Vaccine for Protection Against Mycobacterial Infections and Methods of Using the Same,” by Nammalwar Sriranganathan, a professor of biomedical science; Stephen M. Boyle, professor emeritus of biomedical sciences pathobiology; Gerhardt G. Schurig, a professor of biomedical science; and students Hamzeh Al Qublan and Garrett Paul Smith.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Low Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting Device and its Manufacturing Techniques,” by mechanical engineering professor Shashank Priya and Ravi A. Kishore, a student. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Method for Increasing AC/DC Voltage Gain of Three-Phase Critical Conduction Mode Converter,” by Rolando Burgos, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Qiong Wang, Xuning Zhang, and Zhiyu Shen.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Matrix Transformer and the Winding Structure,” by Fred C. Lee, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering; Qiang Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Chao Fei, a student.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Phase-Interpolation Phase-Shifter for Phase-Array Applications at W-Band and Beyond,” by Kwang-Jin Koh, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Sadia Afroz, a student.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Optimal Harmonic Impedance Modulation at Millimeter-Wave for High Efficiency Power Amplifiers,” by Kwang-Jin Koh, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Seyed Y. Mortazavi, a student.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/03/17

“Methods of Preparing Sphere Coatings for Antibiofilm Materials,” by chemical engineering professor William Ducker and Yow-Ren Chang, a student. With support from ICTAS.

U.S. Provisional | Filed 02/24/17

“Gel for Ion Conduction Applications with Mechanical Strength,” by Louis A. Madsen, an associate professor of chemistry, and Ying Wang, a student.

PCT International | Filed 02/03/17

“Methods, Systems, and Apparatus of Interferometry for Imaging and Sensing,” by Yizheng Zhu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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