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19248 – This technology provides a general mathematical model for real-time high-capacity ride-sharing that 1) scales to large numbers of passengers and trips, and 2) dynamically generates optimal routes with respect to online demand and vehicle locations. It can be used to analyze different transportation options for a city and to operate a dispatcher of shared vehicles, with real-time... Read More
15737 – The inventors have developed the fastest synchronization algorithm for GPS receivers to date. This algorithm works to find patterns in a scene under translation, and can be applied to both one or multi-dimensional patterns and scenes. The inventors focus the application to one-dimensional analysis for GPS synchronization with reduced complexity and power consumption. GPS is among... Read More
14391 – The Inventors have developed a method to bring cartoon objects and characters into the third dimension, by giving them the ability to rotate and be viewed from any angle. This has wide ranging applications, both in aiding animation and in enabling cartoon objects to be placed in an interactive 3D environment in which the user controls the viewpoint. Previously, cartoon rotation... Read More
16417 – The Inventors exploit subtle head oscillations that accompany the cardiac cycle to extract information about cardiac activity from videos. This method provides an unobtrusive way of measuring heart rate and can be used to extract other clinically useful information about cardiac activity, such as the subtle changes in the length of heart-beats that are associated with the health of the... Read More
15559 – The Inventors present a data compression algorithm that employs a small coreset of a large sensor data set to yield a highly efficient compression system. This technology can be used in any applications where signal compression and simplification is desired, including services that handle video streams from wearable cameras, mobile sensors, GPS-based location and mapping, financial data... Read More
12370 – The microscale inline pumping technology described in this invention can be used to develop microchemical systems for drug discovery, research and development, as well as optimization and production in the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Significant advances have been made in the design and fabrication of microreactors for use in lab-on-a-chip or plant-on-a-chip... Read More
18476 – High electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) are suitable for high power, high frequency and/or high temperature applications. HEMT efficiency is limited by a current collapse phenomena in Gallium Nitride (GaN) metal-semiconductor field effect transistors. Current collapse occurs when the GaN on-resistance increases and current decreases during the application of high voltage to... Read More
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17865 – The Inventors have developed a technique for concurrently measuring particle counts and scan volume to obtain absolute concentration measurements for materials with low scatter concentration. Ultrasound-based measurement of absolute concentration of scatterers has a wide range of potential applications, such as in microbiology, cell culture, and blood work. When a material is dilute and... Read More
19224 – Light-weight 3D graphene assembly models can be used in a variety of engineering applications where porous, high strength, low density materials are of use. Furthermore, the combination of computational modeling and 3D printing technology used in this invention can be applied to other areas of engineering research, such as bridge construction or filtration systems. The strength... Read More