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patent sealInnovative ideas by our faculty and students are routinely patented. Patents are part of the engine that powers our economy by encouraging innovation while rewarding those that bring new ideas to the marketplace. During its history, our faculty have patented concepts across engineering disciplines, often collaborating with students, colleagues in other colleges and at companies around the world.

Yang, Qing; Xiao, Weijun; Ren, Jin. Method and apparatus for maximizing data recoverability using coupling updates by parties. U.S. Patent 8862842. Issued 10/14/14.

Yang, Qing; Xiao, Weijun. Systems and methods for recovering information from NAND gates array memory systems. U.S. Patent 8650436. Issued 2/12/2014.

Sodhi, Manbir. Selective surface smoothing using lasers. U.S. Patent 8653409. Issued 2/18/2014.

Besio, Walter GBiomedical sensors usable on un-prepared contact surfaces. U.S. Patent 8626259. Issued 1/7/2014.

Besio, Walter G. Biomedical electrode system and method for detecting localized electrical signals and providing electrical stimulation. U.S. Patent 8615283. Issued 12/24/2013.

Sun, Yan; Yang, Qing; Xiao, Weijun; Liu, Yinan. Systems and methods for distance estimation between electronic devices. U.S. Patent 8611260. Issued 12/17/2013.

Uht, Augustus K.; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Not-taken path instruction for selectively generating a forwarded result from a previous instruction based on branch outcome. U.S. Patent 8601245. Issued 12/3/2013.

Besio, Walter G.. Biomedical electrode for detecting localized electrical signals and providing electrical stimulation. U.S. Patent 8352012. Issued 1/8/2013.

Taggart, David G.; Dewhurst, Peter; Nair, Arun U. System and method for finite element based on topology optimization. U.S. Patent 8335668. Issued 12/18/2012.

Yang, Qing; Xiao, Weijun. Systems and methods for recovering information from NAND gates array memory systems. U.S. Patent 8327182. Issued 12/4/2012.

Sendag, Resit. Integrated finite element and circulatory model for predicting hemodynamic effects of left ventricular impairment, resynchronization and remodeling. U.S. Patent 8295907. Issued 10/23/2012.

Sun, Ying; Vetter, Frederick J.; Dong, Rumei; Chiaramida, Salvatore A. System and method for branch misprediction predicition using a mispredicted branch table having entry eviction protection. U.S. Patent 8312255. Issued 9/27/2012.

Yang, Qing K. Data retrieval system and method that provides retrieval of data to any point in time. U.S. Patent 8239706. Issued 8/7/2012.

Valenti, Leo F.; Daly, James C. System and method for regulating RMS voltage delivered to a load. U.S. Patent 8193787. Issued 6/5/2012.

Gregory, Otto J.; Chen, Ximing. Low TCR nanocomposite strain gages. U.S. Patent 8191426. Issued 6/5/2012.

Schock, Robert B.; Cote, Marc; Ohley, William J. Medical devices for the detection, prevention and/or treatment of neurological disorders, and methods related thereto. U.S. Patent 8190248. Issued 5/29/2012.

Besio, Walter G.; Fasiuddin, Mohammed; Patwardhan, Ravish. Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient. U.S. Patent 8182520. Issued 5/22/2012.

Yang, Qing K. System and method for maintaining redundant storages coherent using sliding windows of eager execution transactions. U.S. Patent 8140772. Issued 3/20/2012.

Gregory, Otto J.; Fralick, Gustave; Wrbanek, John; You, Tao. Thin film ceramic thermocouples. U.S. Patent 8052324. Issued 11/8/2011.

Gregory, Otto J.; Downey, Markus A.. Composite used for thermal spray instrumentation and method for making the same. U.S. Patent 8048534. Issued 11/1/2011.

Brooks, Christopher; Bose, Arijit; Sarkar, Jayashri; Ramanath, Ganapathiraman; John, Vijay T.. Nanocomposite support materials. U.S. Patent 8003567. Issued 8/23/2011.

Sun, Ying; Wu, Jiang; DiCecco, John; Hill, Robert B.. Processor controlled voltage-current analysis for nerve and muscle tissues. U.S. Patent 8000783. Issued 8/16/2011.

Uht, Augustus K.; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Concurrent execution of instructions in a processing system. U.S. Patent 7991980. Issued 8/2/2011.

Gregory, Otto J.; You, Tao. High temperature strain gages. U.S. Patent 7963171. Issued 6/21/2011.

Yang, Qing K. Cache architecture for a processing unit providing reduced power consumption in cache operation. U.S. Patent 7966452. Issued 6/21/2011.

Yang, Qing K.; He, Xubin. SCSI-to-IP cache storage device and method. U.S. Patent 7953926. Issued 5/31/2011.

Lo, Jien-Chung; Chen, Chuen-Song. Systems and methods for on-chip power management. U.S. Patent 7902802. Issued 3/8/2011.

Gregory, Otto J.; Conkle, John; Shaw, Jeffrey C.; Birnbaum, Thomas. Method and system for passive wireless strain gauge. U.S. Patent 7849752. Issued 12/14/2010.

Bose, Arjit. Aqueous cleaning of liquid residue by etching. U.S. Patent 7846262. Issued 12/7/2010.

Yang, Qing KAgmatine and agmatine analogs in the treatment of epilepsy, seizure, and electroconvulsive disorders. U.S. Patent 7816407. Issued 10/19/2010.

Gray, Donald; Frederick, Charlotte. Modified freeze fracture direct imaging apparatus and technique. U.S. Patent 7816141. Issued 10/19/2010.

Crooks, Peter A.; Bence, Aimee K.; Worthen, David R. Data recovery system and method including a disk array architecture that provides recovery of data to any point of time. U.S. Patent 7730347. Issued 6/1/2010.

Sendag, Resit; Yilmazer, Ayse; Uht, Augustus KSystem and method for cache replacement. U.S. Patent 7721048. Issued 5/18/2010.

Freedman, Jr., Robert J.; Schock, Robert B.; Cote, Marc; Ohley, William J. Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient. U.S. Patent 7666213. Issued 2/23/2010.

Uht, Augustus. System and method of digital system performance enhancement. U.S. Patent 7555084. Issued 6/30/2009.

Sun, Ying; Wu, Jiang; Collis, Leon P.; Hill, Robert B. Process of making aripiprazole particles. U.S. Patent 7507823. Issued 3/24/2009.

Bose, Arijit; Aziz, Nazneen. Systems and methods of identifying biomarkers for subsequent screening and monitoring of diseases. U.S. Patent 7507533. Issued 3/24/2009.

Worthen, David R.; Bristow, Simon Crawford; Cocks, Philip Michael. Apparatus for neuromuscular measurement and control. U.S. Patent 7489965. Issued 2/10/2009.

Uht, Augustus; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Intrinsically safe flammable solvent processing method and system. U.S. Patent 7444761. Issued 11/4/2008.

Gray, Donald; Khan, Fyzodeen. Nonparametric method for detection and identification of regions of concern in multidimensional intensity images. U.S. Patent 7426290. Issued 9/16/2008.

Mengel, Arthur H.; Gregory, Otto J.; Feick, M. Bradley; Flanders, David R. Gas sensor apparatus. U.S. Patent 7408158. Issued 8/5/2008.

Uht, Augustus; Khan, Fyzodeen; Sarma, Ashwin. Automatic and transparent hardware conversion of traditional control flow to predicates. U.S. Patent 7409534. Issued 8/5/2008.

Uht, Augustus; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Automatic and transparent hardware conversion of traditional control flow to predicates. U.S. Patent 7380108. Issued 5/27/2008.

Zimmerman, Matthew Jason; Miller, James Henry. 3-D forward looking sonar with fixed frame of reference for navigation. U.S. Patent 7355924. Issued 4/8/2008.

Crisman, Everett. System and method for detecting and discriminating between water and ice formation on objects. U.S. Patent 7324001. Issued 1/29/2008.

Turchinetz, Beverly; Derov, John; Crisman, Everett. Antenna radiation collimator structure. U.S. Patent 7324065. Issued 1/29/2008.

Yang, Qing; He, Xubin. SCSI-to-IP cache storage device and method. U.S. Patent 7275134. Issued 9/25/2007.

Uht, Augustus K.; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Automatic and transparent hardware conversion of traditional control flow to predicates. U.S. Patent 7210025. Issued 4/24/2007.

Yang, Qing; Li, Jian. Remote online information back-up system. U.S. Patent 7177887. Issued 2/13/2007.

Zimmerman, Matthew Jason; Miller, James Henry. High resolution obstacle avoidance and bottom mapping array processing technique. U.S. Patent 7173879. Issued 2/6/2007.

Antonelli, Lynn T.; Lomba, John F.; Ohley, William J. Non-contact waveform monitor. U.S. Patent 7128714. Issued 10/31/2006.

Jenkins, Keith A.; Lo, Jien-Chung; Song, Peilin; Xia, Tian. Programmable jitter signal generator. U.S. Patent 7095264. Issued 8/22/2006.

Tarjan, Peter P.; Lu, Chih-Cheng; Besio, Walter. Single or multi-mode cardiac activity data collection, processing and display obtained in a non-invasive manner. U.S. Patent 7043292. Issued 5/9/2006.

Zimmerman, Matthew Jason; Miller, James Henry. 3-D forward looking sonar with fixed frame of reference for navigation. U.S. Patent 7035166. Issued 4/25/2006.

Crisman, Everett. Optical strain gage compatible with fiber optic systems. U.S. Patent 7002673. Issued 2/21/2006.

Uht, Augustus K. System and method of digital system performance enhancement. U.S. Patent 6985547. Issued 1/10/2006.

Uht, Augustus K.; Morano, David; Kaeli, David. Resource flow computing device. U.S. Patent 6976150. Issued 12/13/2005.

Euler, William B.; Gregory, Otto J.; Huston, Gregg S. Intensity-based optical waveguide sensor. U.S. Patent 6850315. Issued 2/1/2005.

Sun, Ying; Haley, Kaylen J.; Lachance, Kerri-Anne; Pinnock, Kerri. Pneumatic demultiplexer for controlling multiple assistive technology devices. U.S. Patent 6833786. Issued 12/21/2004.

Gray, Donald; Frederick, Charlotte. Method for removing particles and non-volatile residue from an object. U.S. Patent 6824620. Issued 11/30/2004.

Fischer, Godi; Davis, Alan. Modular interferometric imaging method apparatus and system. U.S. Patent 6822744. Issued 11/23/2004.

Rossby, Hans Thomas; Miller, James H. Monopole-driven underwater sound source. U.S. Patent 6814180. Issued 11/9/2004.

Gray, Donald. Solvent drying method. U.S. Patent 6802137. Issued 10/12/2004.

Gray, Donald. Multistep single chamber parts processing method. U.S. Patent 6783602. Issued 8/31/2004.

Gray, Donald; Frederick, Charlotte. Method for removing particles and non-volatile residue from an object. U.S. Patent 6783601. Issued 8/31/2004.

Yang, Sze Cheng; Brown, Richard. Water-borne polymeric complex and anti-corrosive composition. U.S. Patent 6762238. Issued 7/13/2004.

Gray, Donald. Multistep single chamber parts proceeding method. U.S. Patent 6743300. Issued 6/1/2004.

Krause, Edward K.; Greenfield, Michael L.; Wojan, Scott Alan; Wallington, Timothy John. Winshield washer system with hydrocarbon separator. U.S. Patent 6732953. Issued 5/11/2004.

Gregory, Otto. Self-compensated ceramic strain gage for use at high temperatures. U.S. Patent 6729187. Issued 5/4/2004.

Thiem, Leon; Grant, Rhett. Stormwater treatment system. U.S. Patent 6719910. Issued 4/13/2004.

Lucht, Brett L.; Euler, William B.; Gregory, Otto J. Thermochromic polymers for rapid visual assessment of temperature. U.S. Patent 6706218. Issued 3/16/2004.

Bose, Arjit. Continuous, hybrid field-gradient device for magnetic colloid based separations. U.S. Patent 6635181. Issued 10/21/2003.

Cusumano, Joseph; Chelidze, David; Chatterjee, Anindya. General method for tracking the evolution of hidden damage or other unwanted changes in machinery components and predicting remaining useful life. U.S. Patent 6567752. Issued 5/20/2003.

Wojan, Scott; Greenfield, Michael Lewis; Wallington, Timothy John; Krause, Edward Karl. Automotive washer system with a purge apparatus and a method therefore. U.S. Patent 6561209. Issued 5/13/2003.

Owsley, Norman L.; Hull, Andrew J. Device for the acquisition of contoured human body surface vibration signals. U.S. Patent 6519862. Issued 2/18/2003.

Shukla, Arun; Parameswaran, Venkitanarayanan. Light weight particulate composite materials with cenospheres as reinforcements and method for making the same. U.S. Patent 6506819. Issued 1/14/2003.

Gray, Donald;  Frederick, Charlotte. Solvent and aqueous decompression processing system. U.S. Patent 6418942. Issued 7/16/2002.

Greenfield, Michael L.; Meyer, John J.; Mozurkewich, Jr., George; Schneider, William F.; Stiel, Leonard I. Cofluids for use with carbon dioxide refrigerant. U.S. Patent 6415614. Issued 7/9/2002.

Vincent, Harold; Hu, Sau-Lon James. Method and system for determining underwater effective sound velocity. U.S. Patent 6388948. Issued 5/14/2002.

Bose, Arjit. Flow-through, hybrid magnetic field gradient, rotating wall device for enhanced colloidal magnetic affinity separations. U.S. Patent 6346196. Issued 2/12/2002.

Yang, Qing; Hu, Yiming. Redundant, asymmetrically parallel disk cache for a data storage system. U.S. Patent 6243795. Issued 6/5/2001.

Crooks, Peter A.; Worthen, David R.; Ghosheh, Omar A. Use of the naturally-occurring quinones thymoquinone and dithymoquinone as antineoplastic and cytotoxic agents. U.S. Patent 6218434. Issued 4/17/2001.

Hull, Andrew J.; Owsley, Norman L. Reconfigurable array for positioning medical sensors. U.S. Patent 6178344. Issued 1/23/2001.

Yang, Sze Cheng; Racicot, Robert J.; Clark, Robert L.; Liu, Huaibing; Brown, Richard; Alias, Mohd Norazmi. Electroactive polymer coatings for corrosion control. U.S. Patent 6150032. Issued 11/21/2000.

Peter, Klaus J.; Ibrahim, Osama M. Self-cleaning and self-sealing particle filter. U.S. Patent 6063150. Issued 5/16/2000.

Vincent, Harold T.; Hu, Sau-Lon J. Geodetic position estimation for underwater acoustic sensors. U.S. Patent 6028823. Issued 2/22/2000.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, Peter T. E. Solvent cleaning system. U.S. Patent 6004403. Issued 12/21/1999.

Fischer, Godi; Davis, Alan J. Multi-stage delta sigma modulator with one or more high order sections. U.S. Patent 5949361. Issued 9/7/1999.

Tufts, Donald W.;  Li, Qi. Discriminant neural networks. U.S. Patent 5926804. Issued 7/20/1999.

Peter, Klaus J.; Ibrahim, Osama M. Self-cleaning and self-sealing particle filter. U.S. Patent 5853437. Issued 12/29/1998.

Yang, Qing; Hu, Yiming. System for destaging data during idle time by transferring to destage buffer, marking segment blank , reodering data in buffer, and transferring to beginning of segment. U.S. Patent 5754888. Issued 5/19/1998.

Owsley, Norman. Method and apparatus for non-invasive detection and analysis of turbulent flow in a patient’s blood vessels. U.S. Patent 5727561. Issued 2/17/1998.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, III, Peter T. E. Dry cleaning and degreasing system. U.S. Patent 5702535. Issued 12/30/1997.

Hana, Najib; Jouaneh, Musa. Device for remotely changing the set temperature of a thermostat. U.S. Patent 5644302. Issued 7/1/1997.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, III, Peter T. E. Filter regeneration system. U.S. Patent 5630434. Issued 5/20/1997.

Austin, Stephen A.; Hull, Andrew J.; Owsley, Norman L.; Peloquin, Mark S. Device and method for locating flow blockage in a three-dimensional object. U.S. Patent 5617869. Issued 4/8/1997.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, Peter T. E. Solvent cleaning system. U.S. Patent 5538025. Issued 7/23/1996.

Morrow, Clifford E.; Gregory, Otto; Bhardwaj, Poonam; Gu, Gong-En. Monolithic hollow waveguide method. U.S. Patent 5480050. Issued 1/2/1996.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, Peter T. E. Cleaning method and system. U.S. Patent 5469876. Issued 11/28/1995.

Williams, III, Everett L.; Martin, Harold L.; Lo, Jien-Chung. Check bit code circuit for simultaneous single bit error correction and burst error detection. U.S. Patent 5457702. Issued 10/10/1995.

Owsley, Norman L.; Law, John F.; Vanasse, Robert D.; Ebner, Stephen P.; Knutson, Richard K.; Norris, Roger C. Lateral force device for underwater towed array. U.S. Patent 5443027. Issued 8/22/1995.

Bhardwaj, Poonam; Bauman, Mary Beth; Gregory, Otto; Gu, Gong-En; Morrow, Clifford E. Method for making monolithic hollow waveguide. U.S. Patent 5395480. Issued 3/7/1995.

Yang, Qing K. Cache memory system for vector processing. U.S. Patent 5379393. Issued 1/3/1995.

Jouaneh, Musa K.; Rangwala, Sabbir S. Method for laser welding of optical packages. U.S. Patent 5367140. Issued 11/22/1994.

Gregory, Otto J.; McCauley, III, Joseph J. Method utilizing a ceramic for temperature measurement. U.S. Patent 5338566. Issued 8/16/1994.

Sun, Ying. Method and apparatus for three-dimensional video signals. U.S. Patent 5333165. Issued 7/26/1994.

Morrow, Clifford E.; Gregory, Otto; Bhardwag, Poonam; Gu, Gong-En; Bauman, Mary B. Monolithic hollow waveguide and method and apparatus for making the same. U.S. Patent 5325458. Issued 6/28/1994.

Kay, Steven M. Zero crossing based spectrum analyzer and method. U.S. Patent 5301123. Issued 4/5/1994.

Tufts, Donald. Signal processing apparatus and method for iteratively determining Arithmetic Fourier Transform. U.S. Patent 5253192. Issued 10/12/1993.

Bose, Arijit; Sonti, Srinivas V. Separation of cells and biological macromolecules by ferritin conjugates. U.S. Patent 5248589. Issued 9/28/1993.

Gray, Donald J.; Gebhard, Peter T. E. Cleaning method and system. U.S. Patent 5240507. Issued 8/31/1993.

Uht, Augustus. System for extracting low level concurrency from serial instruction streams. U.S. Patent 5201057. Issued 4/6/1993.

Gregory, Otto J.; Burbank, Kenneth A. Doped-germanium sensor for use in a system to control the alignment of a CO.sub.2 laser beam. U.S. Patent 5168321. Issued 12/1/1992.

Zeto, Robert J.; Gregory, Otto J.; Piekarz, Richard C. Method of enhancing the electrical conductivity of indium-tin-oxide electrode stripes. U.S. Patent 5163220. Issued 11/17/1992.

Gregory, Otto J.; Burbank; Kenneth A. Thin-film quadrant temperature sensor for use in a system to control the alignment of a CO.sub.2 laser beam. U.S. Patent 5141330. Issued 8/25/1992.

Gregory, Otto J.; McCauley, III, Joseph J. Ceramic coating for temperature measurement. U.S. Patent 5135795. Issued 8/4/1992.

Datseris, Philip; Wiesner, III, Albert F. Apparatus and method for finishing chain assembly. U.S. Patent 5058252. Issued 10/22/1991.

Tufts, Donald. Signal processing apparatus for generating a fourier transform. U.S. Patent 4999799. Issued 3/21/1991.

Barnett, Stanley M.; Lausier, Joan M.; Montalto, Samuel J. Polyaphrons as a drug delivery system. U.S. Patent 4999198. Issued 2/12/1991.

Datseris, Philip; Wiesner, III, Albert F. Robotic apparatus for automatically assembling chains. U.S. Patent 4769884. Issued 9/13/1988.

Rockett, Thomas J.; Rose, Vincent C.; Marino, Rachel. Method of preventing gel coat blistering in fiber glass reinforced polymers. U.S. Patent 4724173. Issued 2/9/1988.

Barnett, Stanley M.; Bradley, Kenneth A. Multiphase reactor systems based on foams for simultaneous growth and separation of products. U.S. Patent 4654305. Issued 3/31/1987.

Jackson, Leland B.; Jaron, Dov. Compensation of fluidic transducers. U.S. Patent 4232373. Issued 11/4/1980.

Armitage, Jr., William F.; Crisman, Everett E. Fabrication of photovoltaic devices by solid phase epitaxy. U.S. Patent 4165558. Issued 8/28/1979.

Rockett, Thomas J.; O’Connell, John J. Method for dental restoration. U.S. Patent 4115487. Issued 9/19/1978.

Selway, Peter Richard; Chown, Martin; Epworth, Richard Edward; Leggett, Norman Derek; Sunak, Harish Ram Dass. Laser stud mounts. U.S. Patent 4097891. Issued 6/27/1978.

Rockett, Thomas J.; Tiffany, John S.; O’Connell, John J. Composite for dental restorations. U.S. Patent 4020557. Issued 5/3/1977.

Mardix, Shmuel; McIlvaine, Paul M.; Nudelman, Sol. Method of preparing conductron-type photoconductors and their use as target materials for camera tubes. U.S. Patent 4001627. Issued 1/4/1977.

Crisman, Everett; Armitage, Jr., William F. Photovoltaic device having polycrystalline base. U.S. Patent 3978333. Issued 8/31/1976.

Rockett, Thomas J.; O’Connell, John J. Radio-opaque dental restorative material. U.S. Patent 3959212. Issued 5/25/1976.

Mardix, Shmuel; McIlvaine, Paul M.; Nudelman, Sol. Method of preparing Conductron-type photoconductors and their use as target materials for camera tubes. U.S. Patent 3950272. Issued 4/13/1976.

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