URI # 2017-015: All-Digital Laser Sweep Frequency Linearization for Spectroscopy, LiDAR and Other Optical Sensing Applications

All-electronic architecture Generate highly linear frequency-swept optical outputs This technology provides a generic approach to train any laser to output highly linearly chirped pulses at desired optical frequency sweep velocity and optical sweep bandwidth in an all-digital fashion. The all-digital architectures can be implemented on field-programmable gated array (FPGA) or application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) within […]

URI # 2015-015: Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing with Ultralow Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWaP-C) Interrogator

A low-cost fiber optic sensor device for distributed measurements Continuous distributed sensing with high spatial resolution Optical fiber bundle is capable of accurate 3D position and shape measurement We have developed a novel optical frequency domain reflectometry (ODFR)-based distriubted fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) technology with ultralow SWaP-C interrogator (100 times less cost than commercial ones without […]

Test Kits to Distinguish Smokers from Non-Smokers – IP 1746

DNA methylation is one of the epigenetic mechanisms for generegulation, and tobacco-smoking can altered this mechanism. Currently availabletechniques to distinguish current smokers from never smokers, based on DNAmethylation status, use chip arrays and require large amounts of DNA andlaborious bioinformatic analysis, making them unsuitable for forensic or otherapplications with limited samples. FIU inventors have developed […]

Spider Web-inspired Design for Three-dimensional Electronic Devices

Technology Readiness Level: Process Validation in Lab Contact lenses serve as a platform for eye-wearable healthcare solutions with broad envisioned applications such as the relief of ocular pain, promotion of corneal healing, maintenance of corneal epithelial hydration, and on-demand delivery of drugs. Unfortunately, currently available contact lenses serve only either to correct vision problems, or […]

Non-Silica Based Material for High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Solid Phase Extraction – IP 1717

Supports for reversed phase high-performance liquidchromatography (RP-HPLC) column, normal phase high-performance liquidchromatography (NP-HPLC) column, and hydrophilic interaction liquidchromatography (HILIC) column are silica particles coated with organic ligandsvia silane chemistry. As a result, only a very small portion of the stationaryphase contributes to retention and selectivity. The currently used bondedphases for these chromatography columns suffer from […]

Methods for Diagnosing and Monitoring HIV-Infection – IP 1632

Despite significant advancements made in the development ofanti-retroviral (ARV) therapeutics, infections caused by HIV remain a seriousthreat to human health. At the early stage of infection, HIV penetrates theblood-brain-barrier (BBB) to enter the central nervous system (CNS), causingneuroAIDS as well as the development of latent HIV reservoirs in the CNS.Progression of HIV infection can gradually […]

Method for Human Identification Through Compounds in Human Scent – IP 0509

This method has proved to be effective in obtaining humans profiles demonstrating humans scent variability which can serve as a potential human identification/detection tool in forensics and as a technique to monitor odor changes cause by the onset of a disease in the medical field. Up to recently there were technology limitations to differentiate individuals […]

Improved Method for Producing Carbon Fiber

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method for synthesizing carbon sheets. A hydrothermal process was designed for rapid conversion of polyethylene, a commodity plastic, into carbon sheets. Polyethylene is significantly cheaper than polyacrylonitrile and the conversion process takes less overall time and temperature making it a superior method of producing carbon sheets. William […]

High Throughput Screening of Isomers – IP 1760

Natural products play important roles in drug development.In Particular, ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modifiedpeptides (RiPPs) present a broad structural diversity, typically restrictingconformational flexibility to allow better target recognition and to increasechemical, physical and proteolytic stability augmenting chemical functionality.For example, lasso peptides are a structural class of RiPPs exhibiting enzymeinhibitory, receptor antagonistic, antimicrobial or antiviral properties.The […]