Latest technologies from Florida Atlantic Universityhttp://inteumtp.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from Florida Atlantic Universityen-USSat, 20 Apr 2019 01:51:30 GMTThu, 04 Apr 2019 07:47:50 GMT 2019, Florida Atlantic UniversityA Novel Erythrocyte Membrane Coating for Diagnostics and Drug Delivery, 04 Apr 2019 07:47:50 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Irrigator for Treatment of Bladder Cancer, 04 Apr 2019 07:46:19 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Novel Nanoparticle Self-Assembling Method for Forming Core-Shell Nanohybrids, 04 Apr 2019 07:44:53 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu for AutoPhagy and DCAR-1 as Novel Anthelmintic Drugs, 04 Apr 2019 07:41:28 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Detection Disease Using Mobile Device, 04 Apr 2019 07:39:55 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu, Electrical Impedance-Based Blood Testing Device for Diagnosis and Monitoring Sickle Cell Disease cell disease is a genetic disorder that affects hemoglobin, which is vital for the transfer of oxygen to cells throughout the body. This innovation is a unique finger prick diagnosis and monitoring platform that allows for the quick, accurate, and inexpensive diagnosis of this disease. The device consists of multiple components including an impedance converter, signal converter, Bluetooth module, microfluidic chip, and microSD adapter connected to an Arduino UNO micro controller. A prototype of the device has been developed with initial proof-of-concept studies completed and compared to...Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:38:48 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Thermal Membrane Distillation System for Drinking Water Production innovation provides a low-cost, low-power water purification system that can produce potable water from untreated surface water, wastewater, and seawater by utilizing solar thermal energy. The simplified system is comprised of an inlet water chamber, a hydrophobic membrane with the permeable side coated with carbon black particles, gaskets, a distillate chamber, a condensate channel and a clean water collection tank. It removes pathogenic organisms, volatile organic compounds, and other impurities to produce potable water at the point-of-use. The system requires no electricity and has a h...Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:35:59 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Irrigation Monitoring and Leak Detection current systems utilized for monitoring fluid flow and leaks in irrigation systems in residential and commercial buildings is ineffective, which results in missed leaks. These missed leaks can cause substantial damage to property along with a hefty price tag to repair both the water damage and irrigation system. This technology provides a more ideal system for monitoring fluid flow and detecting leaks in above and flow ground irrigation systems. Additionally, the technology requires no power, as it harvests and uses energy from the fluid in the pipes while simultaneously measuring and repo...Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:35:02 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Noise-Tolerant Digital Authentication or Identification technology can be used for various types of biometric data from fingerprinting to body part scans. The user creates an image, whether a fingerprint, eye scan, ear scan, etc., which is then used to generate a secure and noise tolerant template that contains a detailed image of a section of the data. These templates are configured to reveal limited features of the database set. This prevents the reconstruction of the entire dataset should the templates be accessed by a third party. By limiting the exposure to the use of the template and the specific application, the user will be able to rec...Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:43:44 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Mood Control in Semi or Fully Autonomous Vehicles, 30 Jan 2019 07:32:29 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Driving Mode in Semi or Fully Autonomous Cars a recent survey, 55% of American drivers surveyed said they are not likely to consider a driverless car when they are available. These respondents stated they do not trust that an autonomous car could adapt to the variety of potential road conditions and hazards. An interactive system that would allow autonomous vehicles to co-drive vehicles with the operator while also learning the driving style and habits of the driver could help lessen concerns of drivers. This invention is an adaptive driving mode (ADM) that helps autonomous systems learn driving styles of the operator. The ADM is turne...Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:31:49 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Method for Sperm Selection proprietary technology is a 3D-printed fluidics chip that allows for a flow of buffer fluid across the collected sperm. Sperm are introduced at one end of the chip, then fluid flows into the chip, away from the collection point for the sperm. This causes the sperm to swim away from the starting point towards the collection point. Thus, the sperm that make it to the collection point are then collected and can be used in an assisted reproductive technology procedures like IVF. This method allows for the selection of the fittest sperm, which are defined as those that have the most forward mo...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:22:36 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Method for Real Time Assessment of Levels of Learning and Adaptive Instruction Delivery, 14 Jan 2019 12:22:14 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu for Inhibition of MMP-13 in Multiple Myeloma patent-pending technology is a SR-18465 compound, which is an osteoclastogenesis matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) highly specific inhibitor for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The compound specifically inhibits MMP-13 rather than the entire MMP family of endogenous proteins. SR-18465 directly impacts the viability of several multiple myeloma cell lines by up to 50% over 48 hours but had minimal effects on stromal cells of the bone microenvironment. Most significantly, in vivo SR-18465 significantly reduces the growth of multiple myeloma and, subsequently tumor burden.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:21:32 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu MBLAC1 for the Treatment of Substance Abuse a vast array of experiments, FAU researchers have discovered that ceftriaxone (CEF) is a high affinity binding partner with MBLAC1 and may be responsible for its neuroprotective properties. Mice were genetically modified to lack the MBLAC1 gene and compared to normal mice after the administration of cocaine. The mice lacking MBLAC1 had significantly stronger locomotor responses to cocaine than the normal mice. Both groups of mice received doses of CEF to determine if it could reverse the locomotor effects of cocaine. With CEF treatment, locomotor effects in normal mice were completely ...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:20:44 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Model to Study the Psychostimulant-Ceftriaxone Axis researchers have effectively knocked out the MBLAC1 gene in mice. It has been shown that the human MBLAC1 protein binds directly to ceftriaxone (CEF), which is known to interfere with the activity and addictive properties of several commonly abused drugs, potentially curbing drug-seeking behavior. Thus, mice given cocaine are extremely hyperactive compared to normal mice, where the hyperactivity can be blocked by administering CEF. The mice that lack the MBLAC1 gene do not see the CEF-induced block of hyperactivity caused by cocaine. Thus, it can be determined that MBLAC1 is essential for ...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:20:15 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu System and Inversion Algorithm for Turbid Environments technology is a novel underwater light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system with several transmitters that can be tuned for specific wavelengths along with several receivers that measure both fine spatial and temporal resolution of the light received. It includes an algorithm that inverts and corrects the recorded two-dimensional arrays of backscatter profiles into accurate beam attenuation coefficients and properties at each wavelength. This allows for clear imaging even when optical densities are significantly lower while, at the same time, allowing primary processing to occur on-board ...Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:53:35 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Moisture Activated Material for Rapid Deployable Underwater Sensor Framework and Undersea Robotic Applications, 08 Nov 2018 08:48:30 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Bicyclic Compounds and their Derivatives as Neuroprotective Agents technology utilizes bridged bicyclic compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salt forms as neuroprotective agents. The compounds have been benchmarked against resveratrol and have shown neuroprotective properties relative to it. One of the compounds provided extended time to synaptic failure by approximately 100 minutes. Additionally, another tested compound allowed the synapse under study to maintain 80% of its normal function even under declining oxidative conditions. Initial studies show these compounds are capable of restoring synaptic function after oxidative stress.Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:39:20 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Larval Fish Enumeration and Growth Monitoring, 05 Nov 2018 07:39:24 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Federated Power Management, 07 Aug 2018 06:52:01 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Angle Controlled Wavelength Lighting System to Stimulate Feeding in Larval Fish marine fish on a commercial scale is difficult due to a variety of issues. One of which is the feeding of newly hatched fish fry in captivity due to either rejection of feeding or inadequate diet. This technology is an LED lighting system designed to illuminate dry pellet food in the water to mimic moving live food for newly hatched fish fry. Both visual recognition of food and the UV spectrum play a role in how fish fry detects prey items. By illuminating the dry food, the fry can identify a food source more easily by exaggerating the contrast between the food and the background. Curr...Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:47:43 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Microdisplay Optical Imaging and Sensor Systems for Underwater Scattering Environments imaging and sensor system that provides the ability to acquire images with improved quality from underwater environments. This novel system reduces unwanted scattering volume while improving the signal to noise ratio to yield superior images compared to current technologies. Additionally, the design is a more compact, reliable, and cost effective synchronized laser image system while retaining high signal to noise ratio. The technology has application in systems such as flash light detection and ranging systems and laser line scanner systems.Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:47:23 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Method for Localizing Cardiac Arrhythmia Sources Using Multi-Pole Sensors fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, which is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. AF can be treated through a procedure known as ablation, which destroys a small area of heart tissue that is the source of the irregular heartbeats. One of the challenges associated with ablation is that it can be difficult to detect the exact source of the AF. This technology allows for the generation of an AF ablation target map by utilizing a conventional multi-pole diagnostic catheter (MPDC) in the atria. The ablation target map reveals the locat...Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:39:11 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu