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Agriculture & Food Science0271Nematode-upregulated Peroxidase Gene Promoter from Nematode-resistant Maize Line Mp307Pest nematodes are pest organisms that, if uncontrolled, can attack and substantially damage plants. The primary objective of this invention is to provide a safe and effective way to limit the damage inflicted by plant-parasitic nematodes by promoting nematode resistance for the plant.Patent Issued6703541
Agriculture & Food Science0347Method and System for Increasing Safety in Chemical Application from an AircraftBased on measurements of wind speed and direction during a flight, this technology provides safer and more accurate application of agricultural chemicals from aircrafts. This invention also provides a means for pilot-unassisted automatic spray cutoff to limit accidental spray outside of the target area, a measure of the lift reserve for the airplane, and a determination of the atmospheric stability near the ground.Patent Issued7640797S-0347
Agriculture & Food Science0358Method for Detecting and Managing Nematode PopulationThis invention provides a method for detecting plant-parasitic reniform nematodes. Precision agriculture companies, farm implement manufactures, agricultural consultants, and cotton producers can benefit from this technology. Since this method of nematode identification replaces the labor intense and costly means of detecting nematodes, anyone working with cotton production should find this method to be an attractive alternative. Patent Issued7271386S-0358
Agriculture & Food Science0516St. Augustinegrass Plant Named 'MSA-31'St. Augustinegrass plant 'MSA-31' is a new and distinct variety of perennial St. Augustinegrass cultivar, characterized by its short and narrow leaf blades, fine leaf texture, short internode length and diameter, superior turf quality and particularly turf density when grown under shade or dense shade. 'MSA-31' is also distinguished by its genetic color and fall and winter characteristics.Patent IssuedPP21,603S-0516
Agriculture & Food Science0241Bermudagrass: MS-SupremeSupreme is a beautiful, dark green Bermudagrass with a very fine, smooth leaf texture (finer than Tifeagle). Designed specifically for golf courses, Supreme has the following features and benefits: Recovers fast from vertical mowing, cultivation and injury resulting in faster turnaround for normal playability. Longer internode length and extensive rhizome system mean faster recovery and faster establishment. Top ranked in Murrieta, CA, test in Color, Leaf Texture, Percent Cover, Establishment, Stimpmeter ("Green Speed") Readings, and Overall Turf Quality Rating. According to a 2005 Crop Science article, a study at Auburn University showed that MS Supreme had lower thatch accumulation throughout the duration of the research study.Patent Issued11781Bermuda Grasses
Agriculture & Food Science0517MSA-2-3-98 St. Augustinegrass CultivarThe Floratam and Raleight cultivars of the St. Augustinegrass are quite similar, but improvements are also possible. This grass will be able to sustain more environmental stresses, while maintaining the necessary high quality of the St. Augustinegrasses. Winter survival of MSA 2-3-98 showed great improvement over other turfgrasses. Though St. Augustinegrass has traditionally been considered coastal in its adaptation zone, this new cultivar has outperformed others at sites much further inland in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Private turfgrass sod companies could use this technology to produce the high demand of St. Augustinegrass sod.Patent Issued21240S-0517
Agriculture & Food Science0253Inhibition of Systemic Infections in Humans and Vertebrates by Dietary FibersThe invention relates to the use of a dietary fiber, particularly a fructan, for the manufacture of a composition for preventing and/or inhibiting the systemic growth of pathogenic bacteria in humans and vertebrates.Patent Issued7431939
Agriculture & Food Science0834Crapemyrtle Plant Named 'CREC-0001' (Tishomingo)A new and distinct crapemyrtle developed by MSU researchers, named 'Tishomingo', has a unique medium to dark purple (RHS Colour Chart Group N78-A) color that can be used in traditional crape myrtle landscapes. It is unique in that it has a unique purple flower color and medium to large growth habit, and there are not many purples that grow to this range of height. The color photographs of Figures 1 through 4 (see pictures from published patent application) illustrate the overall appearance and unique characteristic of the purple flower color. This high quality novel and distinct cultivar of crapemyrtle plant was vegetatively propagated at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Patent Issued25107
Agriculture & Food Science0830Crapemyrtle Plant Named 'CREC-0060' (Neshoba)A new and distinct crapemyrtle developed by MSU researchers, named 'Neshoba', has a unique deep to royal purple (RHS Colour Chart Group N78-B) color that can be used in traditional crape myrtle landscapes. It is unique in that it is characterized by its deep to royal purple flower color and small to medium growth habit. The color photographs of Figures 1 through 4 (see pictures from patent application) illustrate the overall appearance and unique characteristic of the flower color. This high quality novel and distinct cultivar of crapemyrtle plant was vegetatively propagated at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Patent Issued24980
Agriculture & Food Science0831Crapemyrtle Plant Named 'CREC-0030' (Pascagoula)A new and distinct crapemyrtle developed by MSU researchers, named 'Pascagoula', has a unique deep purple (RHS Colour Chart Group N72-A) color that can be used in traditional crape myrtle landscapes. The small to medium growth size plant potentially has hardiness in cold temperatures, as the original plant survived minus 18 degrees F in Kansas in 1989. The color photographs of Figures 1 through 4 (see pictures from the patent application) illustrate the overall appearance and unique characteristic of the deep purple flower color. This high quality novel and distinct cultivar of crapemyrtle plant was vegetatively propagated at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Patent Issued24979
Agriculture & Food Science0832Crapemyrtle Plant Named 'CREC-0077' (Sequoyah)A new and distinct crapemyrtle developed by MSU researchers, named 'Sequoyah', has a unique red (RHS Colour Chart Red Group #53-C) color that can be used in traditional crape myrtle landscapes. It is unique in that it can reach to the fifteen plus foot range and there are not many reds that grow to this height. The color photographs of Figures 1 through 4 (see pictures from patent application) illustrate the overall appearance and unique characteristic of the clear red flower color. This high quality novel and distinct cultivar of crapemyrtle plant was vegetatively propagated at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Patent Issued24978
Agriculture & Food Science0833Crapemyrtle Plant Named 'CREC-0052' (Shumaka)A new and distinct crapemyrtle developed by MSU researchers, named 'Shumaka', has a unique light pink (RHS Colour Chart Group 56-D) flower color that can be used in traditional crape myrtle landscapes. It is unique in that it can reach to the twenty plus foot range and there are not many light pinks that grow to this height. The color photographs of Figures 1 through 4 (see pictures from patent application) illustrate the overall appearance and unique characteristic of the flower color. This high quality novel and distinct cultivar of crapemyrtle plant was vegetatively propagated at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Patent Issued24977
Agriculture & Food Science0222Method for Cotton Transformation and Organogenic RegenerationThis invention pertains to methods of regeneration of cotton, using organogenesis, coupled with methods of transformation which can be used to introduce exogenous DNA to provide more desirable species. The regeneration method utilizes seedling explants such a hypocotyls to achieve shorter regeneration times and with less likelihood of inducing unwanted mutations during the regeneration process. The organogenic regeneration protocol also has been demonstrated to work on commercially important cultivars and, therefore, would be more useful in transformation protocols. The process is achieved through surface disinfecting and germinating seeds of commercial cultivars. Seedling hypocotyls explants are placed on media containing plant growth regulators along with Silver nitrate. For transformation, explants are placed on shoot initiation media prior to bombardment and/or incubated in bacterial cultures depending on the type of transformation desired. Tissues are then analyzed for the presence and integration of foreign DNA through various methods. Transgenic plants are regenerated via this process on selective media. Patent Issued6479287
Agriculture & Food Science0273Optical-Reflectance-Based Mass-Flow SensorA mass-flow sensor has been developed that can be used as a cotton yield monitor on a cotton harvester and allows the use of a GPS receiver to measure mass flow of cotton component streams in a cotton gin. This allows for LED's to illuminate a material and sensors to record the reflected energy as a material passes by in order to measure mass flow and record data. Measurements do not intrude with the material being measured, which includes bulk material conveyed in a non-opaque fluid. Patent Issued6809821
Architecture0397GreenMobile®The GreenMobile® housing unit is a sustainable, energy efficient, ultra-affordable, durable housing unit which meets the International Building Code (IBC) and has add-on ("saddlebag") components which extend livability and spatial needs. One of the principle innovations of the unit is the use of structural insulated panels ("SIPs") for the structure and envelope, a technique not employed in current factory-built housing. The GreenMobile® design was ranked first amongst 29 separate submittals to FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program in 2007.CopyrightS-0397
Auto & Transportation0584Engine Speed Controller with Total System Integrations for On-Board Vehicle Power ApplicationsOn-board vehicle power is becoming essential for many different types of vehicles including military vehicles, ambulances, and work trucks, to name a few. Mississippi State University researchers have developed a speed control system that automatically adjusts a vehicle's engine speed for a desired electrical output. The fully integrated system controls engine speed for optimal performance of the power system and is easily adaptable to many different kinds of vehicles. The speed controller is processor or microprocessor-based and selects the desired engine speed based upon the electrical load attached to the system using the generator's speed versus load characteristics.Patent Issued8140240S-0584, 0610
Auto & Transportation0466Power Conversion Components, Systems and MethodAs the demand for on-board vehicle power increases, the size and weight of the power converters has become an increasing concern. Mississippi State University researchers have developed a power converter which will provide AC power with up to 50% reduction of the size and weight of the overall power conversion system. The components include a full-bridge (FB) parallel load resonant (PLR) converter which operates in discontinuous conduction mode. The PLR converter includes MOSFETs in an H-bridge configuration and employs a topology which minimizes inductance. The PLR converter can be coupled to a single or poly-phase bridge for use as an inverter. The inverter produces a sinusoidal waveform at a selectable frequency (50, 60, or 400 Hz) from a low voltage, high current DC power source such as the generator on a vehicle. Patent Issued7499290
Electronics0500MOS Transcapacitance Charge PumpThe present invention is a charge pump that responds to lower frequency alternating polarity and RF signals and converts this energy to a standard DC output. Unlike most versions of the charge pump, this new technology allows the features of the MOS transistors to push out higher energy levels. Most versions of the charge pump would make use of the passive capacities; however, this technology relies entirely on the MOS transistors. Patent Pending
Electronics0405MOS Charge PumpCharge pumps are useful in a wide variety of applications, including serving as power supplies for passive RFID (radio frequency identification) circuits. They are also key components in Flash RAM devices, such as digital audio players, digital cameras, mobile phones, or USB flash storage drives. Numerous varieties of pumps have been created to meet the demands of a given application. However, the charge pumps in the prior art suffer from various drawbacks, including either a need for external clock circuitry or overly complex designs using a mix of capacitors, diodes, and MOSFETs. This invention eliminates the need to have separate and distinct capacitances or diodes, which are traditionally necessary in charge pump constructs. Patent Issued7157961
Electronics0910Quantum Dragon NanodevicesThe MSU technology quantum dragon nanodevices have total transmission of electrons for a wide range of electron energies, even though there is strong scattering so the electrons do not undergo ballistic propagation. Total electron transmission is achieved through optimizing and tuning lead connections to the nanodevice. This enables highly efficient field effect transistors, sensors, injectors for spin polarized currents, and wires with zero or minimal electrical resistance. The quantum dragon devices may be made of a variety of low-cost particles that are compatible with traditional transistor manufacturing techniques. Patent PendingS-0910
Energy & Environmental0853Composition and Methods for Improved Fuel ProductionMSU has developed a novel bio-oil pretreatment procedure to increase the carboxylic acid content in the bio-oil. By this method, two pretreatment steps 1) oxidation and 2) acid anhydride treatments are performed. The oxidation step will convert all functional groups contained in the bio-oil to their corresponding carboxylic acid derivatives. The acid anhydride treatment converts most of the bio-oil water content to their corresponding carboxylic acid groups. These carboxylic acids can then be esterified to produce biodiesel, decarboxylated to yield hydrocarbons, or olefinated to produce a high quality boiler fuel. Other fuels may be conceived to be produced based on the high content of carboxylic acids that may be converted by any means to a fuel. Patent Issued9222032S-0853
Energy & Environmental0718Method to Upgrade Bio-oils to Fuel and Bio-crudeThe technology is a development of a bio-oil sonification and esterification process that reduces bio-oil water content and acidity while significantly increasing higher heating value (HHV). The increase in HHV moves bio-oil to an energy level of 80% of No. 2 fuel oil, making the upgraded bio-oil much more competitive as a liquid fuel than is raw bio-oil. The ash content of raw bio-oil is a very low 0.04% and upgraded bio-oil maintains this level. Low ash content eliminates a source of deposition on boiler parts. Esterified bio-oil can be utilized as a space heating and boiler fuel. Patent Issued8603199S-0178
Energy & Environmental0523System for Stabilizing Gas Hydrates at Low PressureThis patent pending invention provides a means for stabilizing hydrocarbon gases, such as natural gas, in a hydrate form that can be stored and transported at pressures and temperatures considered safe by industry standard. Furthermore, the stabilized hydrate form is preserved for days rather than hours (conventional methodologies). Commercial applications of this technology could be quite expansive: (1) large-scale storage for electric utility peak load fuel, (2) small-scale storage for emergency fuel supply at hospitals, (3) the transport and storage of stranded arctic gas, (4) ship-to-shore production of seafloor gas hydrates and (5) platform-to-shore transport of ultra-deep natural gas.Patent Issued8119078S-0523
Energy & Environmental0804Using Biochar as a Container Substrate for Plant GrowthThe invention provides a method of making container substrate for plant growth and a method of growing plants in such substrate. The technology utilizes any form of biomass including, but not limited to, woody biomass, such as pine wood and pine bark, and herbaceous crops, such as switchgrass, kenaf, and giant miscanthus, to make biochar through a pyrolysis procedure. The invention provides methods of using the biochar substrate to grow plants. The substrate can be used to grow plants in containers, planting beds, or areas on the ground.Patent Issued9359267
Energy & Environmental0743Method of Increasing Anhydrosugars, Pyroligneous Fractions and Esterfied Bio-oilThis invention provides a method for increasing anhydrosugars yield during pyrolysis of biomass. Injection of a liquid or gas into the vapor stream of a pyrolysis reactor reduces reactivity time and reduces the required amount of catalysts needed to convert biomass into bio-oil. Manipulation of condenser temperature can also reduce the number of condensers needed to complete the process. The product of this method has a dramatically reduced water content and may be reformed to produce hydrogen, sugar momomers for microbial fermentation, or hydrocarbons such as boiler fuel, turbine fuel, or diesel fuel.Patent Issued8920609
Energy & Environmental0457ClnWater(c) Software to Model Water Management PracticesClnWater is a series of software components designed to help devise Best Management Practices for site development in the Southeastern section of the United States. It is a GIS-based program designed for input queries and output displays. Benefits of the software include: 1) predicting water runoff as a function of rainfall and site characteristics 2) calculating associated costs and 3) analyze multiple scenarios for effectiveness and cost.Copyright
Fisheries0664Oral Delivery of Attenuated Edwardsiella ictaluri VaccinesThe invention is directed to a novel live attenuated isolate and sub-isolets thereof of a strain of the pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri for protecting fish from the ESC infection or disease, a vaccine composition comprising the isolet, a method of oral delivery of the vaccine and any vaccine, and an apparatus designed to effectively mix the vaccine with the fish feed and deliver the vaccine to fish.Patent Issued8999319
Forest Products0324Wood Preservative/Metal Corrosion Inhibition TreatmentThis delivery system involves applying a wood preservative or metal corrosion inhibitor to a porous pad to prevent deterioration. The pad is "reusable" for future treatments so the pad remains secure in between joints composed or wood and/or metal. Ideally the system would help extend the life of joints by slowing, if not completely stopping, deterioration. This deterioration can be caused by insects, mold, fungus, or other factors that accelerate degradation.Patent Issued7195823S-0324
Forest Products0210Enhanced Wood Preservative CompositionResearch at MSU led to the discovery of a novel treatment method to prevent white-rot in hardwoods and brown-rot in softwoods. This inexpensive treatment is easy to apply and is environmentally friendly. Researchers discovered that the combination of a biocide and an antioxidant provides greater protection against wood-destroying fungi than other treatment methods. In application, a wood preservative, comprised of a biocide such as a quaternary ammonium compound in combination with an antioxidant is applied to wood to prevent the onset of fungi. Patent Issued6231651
Forest Products0254Directive Movement of Termites and Social InsectsMississippi State University researchers studied termites’ natural attraction to electric fields of certain wavelengths and discovered how to recreate those vibrations to control movement of the termites. This technology uses low-level electronic frequencies to direct subterranean termites towards a bait station and away from a structure. The technology can increase bait station effectiveness while reducing overall pesticide use, and it can be easily integrated with existing bait station designs. Patent Issued7698853, 7707767S-0475, 0549
Industrial Equipment0321Thermal Imaging System for CCTV SystemThe thermal CCTV software package is designed to convert a CCTV video monitoring system into a thermal imaging system for use in industrial glass furnaces. With this system enhancement, furnace operational adjustments can be easily justified with the provided near real time data of thermal distribution inside a furnace. The safety of operation can hence be greatly improved, and the energy efficiency of furnace operation can also be increased. The economic benefit from this system is significant, which makes the cost of the system upgrade negligible. Also provided are intuitive tools that allow furnace operator to reveal temperature values in any selected region of interest (ROI) and the temperature profile along a drawn line on the acquired images. Images acquired can be saved at a predefined time interval onto computer hard disk and played back for further investigation. Copyright
Instruments0258Acoustic Inspection of StructuresThis instrument, called the HollowDeck, automates the chain-drag method of concrete inspection. The HollowDeck is capable of real-time analysis of recorded signals, archiving of processed data, and high-speed data acquisition so that post-processing of the data is possible for either research purposes or for listening to the recorded signals. Patent Issued6581466S-0258
Materials0890Golden Oil: Reagent, Processes, and Applications of Oil Coated with Gold ParticlesThis invention pertains to a series of reagents and processes for the fabrication of “golden oil”, oil completely covered by gold particles. Depending on the structures, compositions, and speed of mixing of the compounds, oil, and the AuNPs (gold nanoparticles), the AuNP film formation process can be as short as seconds, or as long as two or three days. And since the AuNP film is highly reflective and has an intense gold hue, the oil covered by the gold particle film is referred to as “golden oil.” The "golden oil" process provides an exceedingly simple and economic method for producing gold coated materials.S-0890
Medical Devices0370Device for Determining Cancerous TissueThis device is based on the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technology that offers great potential for the non-invasive diagnosis and staging of cancer in tissues. For example, the device could be located in the operating room so tissue masses could be analyzed in real-time, and following diagnosis, the abnormal tissues could be removed with just one invasive procedure.Patent Issued7092087
Medical Devices0759Insertable ProbeAn insertable probe comprised of a shaft, pressure chamber, and chamber pressure systems to measure internal pressure, inflation and deflation, and deformation allows users to measure female lumen properties including gynecological and intestinal systems. This invention serves to accurately measure and record structural data on the organs and tissues associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse, which is the loss of structural integrity of the female pelvis caused by childbirth. Accurately diagnosing and treating the symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse are important in combating post-childbirth complications such as digestive and urinary tract incontinence and pain. This invention differs from current methods in that it provides effective, in-vivo biomechanics studies on luminal tissues that eliminate the need for separate, expensive medical imaging equipment that produces incompatible data. Patent Issued9510766S-0759
Other0783“Across the Aisle, The Seven-Year Journey of the Historic Montgomery GI Bill”A detailed account of the legislative process leading to passage of the historic Montgomery G.I. Bill is the topic of a book by the late congressman and Mississippi State alumnus who was its namesake. Rep. G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery began “Across the Aisle” in 2005 with the assistance of Darryl Kehrer and Mike McGrevey. Released by University Press of Mississippi, the 244-page chronicle covers a seven-year journey to passage of extended benefits—especially in education—of the original 1947 G.I. Bill. Using more than 450 visuals and excerpts from the congressional debate, “Across the Aisle” brings the legislative process to life in a unique first-person perspective. All sale proceeds will be shared by MSU’s Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans and Mitchell Memorial Library, which houses the Montgomery Collection. Copies may be ordered via the publisher's website A book order form also is available at CopyrightPR-0783
Pharma0736Phenoxyalkyl Pyridinium Oxime Therapeutics for Treatment of Organophosphate PoisoningNovel pyridinium oxime structures have been invented, synthesized and undergone initial testing. With current oxime therapeutics, inhibited brain acetylcholinesterase cannot be reactivated because of the inability of these oximes to enter the brain; therefore, seizures and brain damage result. The novel therapeutics invented here are capable of entering the brain and reactivating the inhibited acetylcholinesterase, hastening recovery from the poisoning, and preventing or attenuating the seizures so that brain damage will be less likely. These therapeutics will have great utility to the military for protecting the warfighter from organophosphate chemical warfare agent poisoning and also will have utility in protecting the civiliam population from terrorist attacks with organophosphate chemical warfare agents.Patent Issued9227937
Pharma0678Functional Enhancement of AntimicrobialsThe invention provides a novel and distinctive technology called functional enhancement of antimicrobials (FEAM) that provides methods for the manufacture of novel lantibiotic analogs with enhanced functions and novel antimicrobial compounds that have enhanced properties. Lantibiotics are antimicrobial peptides that have potential usefulness in treating infectious diseases. They are known to have a potent and broad spectrum of activity, an insignificant cytotoxicity, and demonstrated efficacy in animal infection models, suggesting therapeutic potential. Patent Issued9120861
Semiconductors0489Method for Epitaxial Growth of Silicon CarbideA method for epitaxial growth of silicon carbide using chemical vapor deposition (CVD)is provided. This method utilizes halogenated carbon precursors and control of the gas-phase interaction of halogen-containing intermediate chemical products involving silicon and carbon, which ensures quality and homogeneity across the silicon carbide crystals. It also ensures a possibility to achieve device-quality epitaxial layers at lower growth temperatures as well as on on-axis or low off-angle substrate surfaces. The growth method can be applied to forming SiC substrate shape dimensions by restricting the growth into window formed in non-silicon carbide region on the top of SiC substrate. Application of the methods described herein will greatly beneft the production of high quality silicon carbide materials and devices.Patent Issued7404858
Semiconductors0289Silicon Carbide and Related Wide-bandgap Transistors on Semi-insulating Epitaxy for High-speed, High-power ApplicationsUse of SI layers can allow use of lower-cost conducting SiC substrates while retaining device performance advantages gained from SI layer. SI layer isolates active areas of devices from the substrate, thus providing for a less defective and higher-performance active device. Offers electrically insulating, but thermally conductive layer which can reduce device leakage, increase performance, and offer isolation of devices to allow higher levels of integration. Patent Issued7009209
Semiconductors0274Silicon carbide:germanium (SiC:Ge) heterojunction bipolar transistor; a new semiconductor transistor for high-speed, high-power applicationsDevices and methods for fabricating wholly silicon carbide heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) using germanium base doping to produce suitable emitter/base heterojunction, a technology analogous to the highly successful narrow bandgap SiGe microwave HBT technology. Patent Issued6410396
Semiconductors0281Complementary Accumulation-mode JFET Integrated Circuit Topology Using Wide (> 2 eV) Bandgap SemiconductorsA method and device produced for design, construction, and use of integrated circuits in wide bandgap semiconductors, including methods for fabrication of n-channel and p-channel junction field effect transistors on a single wafer or die, such that the produced devices may have pinch off voltages of either positive or negative polarities. Patent Issued6503782
Semiconductors0398Monolithic Vertical Junction Field Effect Transistor and Schottky Barrier Diode Fabricated from Silicon Carbide and Method for Fabricating the SameA switching element combining a self-aligned, vertical junction field effect transistor with etched-implanted gate an integrated antiparallel Schottky barrier diode is described. The anode of the diode is connected to the source of the transistor at the device level in order to reduce losses due to stray inductances. The SiC surface in the SBD anode region is conditioned through dry etching to achieve a low Schottky barrier height so as to reduce power loss associated with the turn on voltage of the SBD. Patent Issued7294860
Semiconductors0522Self-aligned Methods Based on Low-temperature Selective Epitaxial Growth for Fabricating Silicon Carbide DevicesSelf-aligned fabrication of silicon carbide semiconductor devices is a desirable technique enabling reduction in the number of photolithographic steps, simplified alignment of different device regions, and reduced spacing between the device regions. This invention provides a method of fabricating silicon carbide (SiC) devices utilizing low temperature selective epitaxial growth which allows avoiding degradation of many masking materials attractive for selective epitaxial growth. Another aspect of this invention is a combination of the low temperature selective growth of SiC and self-aligned processes.Patent Issued7977154
Semiconductors0490Vertical-channel Junction Field-effect Transistors Having Buried Gates and Methods of MakingSemiconductor devices and methods of making the devices are described. The devices can be implemented in SiC. A source region can be epitaxially regrown on top of the channel region or selectively implanted into the channel region. The devices can be fabricated with different threshold voltages, and can be implemented for both depletion and enhanced modes of operation for the same channel doping. The devices can be used as discrete power transistors and in digital, analog, and monolithic microwave integrated circuitsPatent Issued7638379
Semiconductors0384Fully Scalable Computer Architecture for Parallel Discrete EventA method to construct a fully scalable computer interconnect leading to a high performance implementation of parallel computing algorithms on massively parallel computers. This interconnect topology, and only this type, will lead to computers that are both affordable and capable, allowing perfectly scalable computing for a wide range of clientele.Patent Issued6996504
Semiconductors0354Method for Early Evaluation in Micropipeline ProcessorsA system and method for early evaluation in micropipeline processors to improve performance is provided. The present invention presents a design methodology where a micropipeline processor block (e.g., a binary full adder) is capable of computing a result based on the arrival of only a subset of inputs. In general, early evaluation allows micropipeline processor blocks to operate in parallel, where they might otherwise operate sequentially because of data arrival dependencies; thereby improving performance of the micropipeline processors. Patent Issued7043710
Semiconductors0296Self-Aligned Transistor and Diode Topologies in Silicon Carbide through the Use of Selective Epitaxy or Selective ImplantationA method of making vertical diodes and transistors in SiC is provided. The method according to the invention uses a mask for selective epitaxial growth or selective ion implantation. In this manner, the gate and base regions of static induction transistors and bipolar junction transistors can be formed in a self-aligned process. A method of making planar diodes and planar edge termination structures (e.g., guard rings) is also provided.Patent Issued6767783
Software0329Enterprise Computational Systems (MS Grid Portal)The Enterprise Computational System (ECS) is a grid portal. It extends the user's desktop by providing a seamless access to remote resources through a user friendly interface, and providing a user-centric view on the Grid, while handling from the user its inherent complexity. It builds on the notion that the grid is an interoperable services defined by the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA). The ECS extends e-commerce infrastructure to include support for High Computing Performance.Copyright
Software0426Evaluate the Long-term Benefit for Periodic Cancer ScreeningThe present method is designed to evaluate the long term benefits provided by periodic cancer screenings through the use of predetermined risk factors such as age, family history, and screening intervals. This method provides an estimate of the long term benefits for women who plan to take periodic breast screening exams. According to each individual's age, screening time interval, and family history, the risk factor for the individual is decided. The returned value is the possibility for this woman to be detected early and the average lead time provided by the exam (the time diagnosis is advanced by the screening). When cancer is detected early, the patients usually have a better prognosis and chance for recovery. Therefore analysis for lead time is an integral part in screening exams. This application has multiple uses. It can be used in clinics, hospitals, and by insurance companies to provide information of the probability of the occurrence of breast cancer at a certain age.Copyright
Software0733Interactive Parallel Coordinates with Multiple RegressionCombining many variations of previous visual interaction techniques such as dynamic axis scaling, conjunctive visual queries, statistical indicators, and aerial perspective shading, this patent is software that uses a visual analysis system based on an enhanced variant of parallel coordinates to provide a multivariate information visualization technique. The interactive software is also enhanced by a multiple regression system in which regression enhances visualization and vice versa. Patent Issued8346682
Software0789TextTutorMississippi State University is currently seeking companies interested in commercializing a computer-base system and software that tutors students as they read. Tutoring is currently done in person or via expensive intelligent tutoring systems. Advantages of this new method include: 1) improved reader and/or student learning, 2) students also improve their reading skills, 3) fast and easy implementation in new textbooks, 4) greater transparency on student performance for teachers and professors.CopyrightS-0789
Software0365Hosting Environment for Fire and Smoke Propagation ModelsThis software simulates fire and smoke propagation within a structural model. It presents the information digitally and in 3-dimensions along with GUI (Graphical User Interface). It also allows for controlling the state of junctions (doors, hatches, fans and dampers) from an external location. Selected parts of the environment can be zoomed in, rotated at various angles and viewed with parameters set by the user. Temperature variations can be depicted in color which makes it easier to identify hot spots or junctions that could cause danger or need immediate attention.Copyright
Veterinary Medicine0340Methods of Preparation of Live Attenuated Bacterial Vaccines by Alteration of DNA Adenine Methylase (DAM) Activity in those BacteriaThis technology provides a unique method of producing avirulent live bacterial vaccines of the Pasteurellaceae family for avians and mammals. By altering the expression of DNA adenine methylase (DAM) in veterinary pathogens, the pathogens will become attenuated in their natural hosts and effective as live, attenuated vaccines. By this technique, animals can be immunized against pathogens, such as Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Haemophilus somnus, Actinobacillus suis, and Haemophilus parasuis.Patent Issued8183026