Patents

Inventions, technologies, and processes developed in our lab.

2017

Defocusing feature matching system to measure camera pose with interchangeable lens cameras (March 14, 2017) US 9,596,452

Implant delivery system and methods thereof for treating ocular disorders (January 7, 2017) US9,561,131

2016

Single-sensor system for extracting depth information from image blur (December 27, 2016) US9,530,213

Imaging surround system for touch-free display control (December 20, 2016) US 9,524,021

Liquid jet apparatus and methods for dental treatments (November 15, 2016) US 9,492,244

Fabrication of anchored carbon nanotube array devices for integrated light collection and energy conversion (November 1, 2016) US 9,484,543

Intrinsic frequency analysis for left ventricle ejection fraction or stroke volume determination (November 1,   2016) US 9,480,406

Intrinsic frequency hemodynamic waveform analysis (October 11, 2016) US 9,462,953

Method for producing graphene oxide with tunable gap (September 20, 2016) US 9,449,816

Methods and systems for self-cleaning of photovoltaic panels (August 16, 2016) US 9,415,428

Drug delivery and substance transfer facilitated by nano-enhanced device having aligned carbon nanotubes protruding from device surface (May 31, 2016) US 9,352,136

Nano tri-carbon composite systems and manufacture (May 24, 2016) US 9,349,543

Graphene-based multi-junctions flexible solar cell (February 2, 2016) US 9,249,016

Method and device for high-resolution imaging which obtains camera pose using defocusing (January 26, 2016) US 9,247,235

2015

Method and apparatus for quantitative 3-D imaging (December 22, 2015) US 9,219,907

Correction and optimization of wave reflection in blood vessels (September 8, 2015) US 9,125,655

Simple method for producing superhydrophobic carbon nanotube array (August 25, 2015) US 9,115,424

Single-lens, single-sensor 3-D imaging device with a central aperture for obtaining camera position (August 4, 2015) US 9,100,641

Ocular implant with therapeutic agents and methods thereof 

Drug delivery and substance transfer facilitated by nano-enhanced device having aligned carbon nanotubes protruding from device surface (May 5, 2015) US 9,050,444

Intrinsic frequency hemodynamic waveform analysis (May 5, 2015) US 9,026,193

Method to increase the capacitance of electrochemical carbon nanotube capacitors by conformal deposition of nanoparticles (March 10, 2015) US 8,976,507

Method of manufacturing an implantable drug delivery system including an impedance pump (February 3, 2015) US 8,945,448

2014

Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same (December 2, 2014) US 8,900,115

Method for selectively anchoring and exposing large numbers of nanoscale structures (September 30, 2014) US 8,846,143

Ocular implant with therapeutic agent and methods thereof (August 26, 2014) US 8,814,820

Implant delivery device and methods thereof for treatment of ocular disorders (August 19, 2014) US 8,808,219

Ocular implant with anchor and methods thereof (August 12, 2014) US 8,801,648

Helically actuated positive-displacement pump and method (August 5, 2014) US 8,794,937

Drug delivery by carbon nanotube arrays (July 22, 2014) US 8,784,373

Accurate 3D object reconstruction using a handheld device with a projected light pattern (July 8, 2014) US 8,773,514

Defocusing feature matching system to measure camera pose with interchangeable lens cameras (July 8, 2014) US 8,773,507

Sharp tip carbon nanotube microneedle devices and their fabrication (July 1, 2014) US 8,764,681 

Apparatus and methods for treating root canals of teeth (June 17, 2014) US 8,753,121

Expandable stent that collapses into a non-convex shape and expands into an expanded, convex shape (April 22, 2014) US 8,702,788

2013

Single-lens, single-sensor 3-D imaging device with a central aperture for obtaining camera position (December 31, 2013) US 8,619,126

Method and apparatus for quantitative 3-D imaging (November 5, 2013) US 8,576,381

Method and device for high-resolution three-dimensional imaging which obtains camera pose using defocusing (August 20, 2013) US 8,514,268

Single-lens 3-D imaging device using polarization coded aperture masks combined with polarization sensitive sensor (June 25, 2013) US 8,472,032

Method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition (June 4, 2013) US 8,456,645

In-situ formation of a valve (January 8, 2013) US 8,348,999

Ocular implant with therapeutic agents and methods thereof (January 8, 2013) US 8,348,877

2012

Method of delivering an implant for treating an ocular disorder (December 18, 2012) US 8,333,742

Ocular implant with anchor and therapeutic agent (September 25, 2012) US 8,273,050

Single-lens, single-aperture, single-sensor 3-D imaging device (September 4, 2012) US 8,259,306 

In-line actuator for electromagnetic operation (June 12, 2012) US 8,197,234

3-dimensional imaging by acoustic warping and defocusing (May 1, 2012) US 8,169,621

Method of monitoring intraocular pressure and treating an ocular disorder (March 27, 2012) US 8,142,364

In-situ formation of a valve (March 13, 2012) US 8,133,270

Resonant multilayered impedance pump (January 10, 2012) US 8,092,365

Method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition (January 3, 2012) US 8,089,635

2011

Method for obtaining strain from radially-tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (December 6, 2011) US 8,073,523

Intravascular miniature stent pump (August 16, 2011) US 7,998,190

Fabrication of anchored carbon nanotube array devices for integrated light collection and energy conversion (June 14, 2011) US 7,959,969

Method for selectively anchoring large numbers of nanoscale structures (June 7, 2011) US 7,955,644 

Single-lens, single-aperture, single-sensor 3-D imaging device (March 29, 2011) US 7,916,309

Single-lens 3-D imaging device using a polarization-coded aperture masks combined with a polarization- sensitive sensor (February 22, 2011) US 7,894,078

Helically actuated positive-displacement pump and method (February 8 2011) US 7,883,325

Implant delivery system and methods thereof for treating ocular disorders (February 1 2011) US 7,879,079

Method of delivering an implant for treating an ocular disorder (January 11 2011) US 7,867,205 

2010

Root canal filling materials and methods (November 16 2010) US 7,833,016

Method and apparatus for quantitative 3-D imaging (November 2 2010) US 7,826,067

Monolithic in situ forming valve system (August 24 2010) US 7,780,724

Method and apparatus for generating large pressures on a microfluidic chip (July 27 2010) US 7,763,211

Impedance pump used in bypass grafts (July 6, 2010) US 7,749,152

3-dimensional imaging by acoustic warping and defocusing (May 11, 2010) US 7,715,018

Ocular implant with therapeutic agents and methods thereof (May 4, 2010) US 7,708,711

Implant with intraocular pressure sensor for glaucoma treatment (March 16, 2010) US 7,678,065

2009

Single-lens aperture-coded camera for three dimensional imaging in small volumes (November 3, 2009) US 7,612,870

Aperture coded camera for three dimensional imaging (November 3, 2009) US 7,612,869

Device and method for treating hydrocephalus (April 28, 2009) US 7,524,298

Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same (April 7, 2009) US 7,513,863

Method for patterning large scale nano-fibrous surfaces using capillography (February 17, 2009) US 7,491,628

Noninvasive methods for assessing valvular and ventricular dysfunction (February 17, 2009) US 7,491,170

2008

Fluidic pump for heat management (July 15, 2008) US 7,398,818

Hydro elastic pump which pumps using non-rotary bladeless and valveless operations (June 17, 2008) US 7,387,500

Four-dimensional imaging of periodically moving objects via post-acquisition synchronization of nongated slice-sequences (May 13, 2008) US 7,372,984

Implantable small percutaneous valve and methods of delivery (February 19, 2008) US 7,331,991

Glaucoma stent for treating glaucoma and methods of use (February 19, 2008) US 7,331,984

2007

Implant with anchor (November 20, 2007) US 7,297,130

Hydroimpedance pump (January 16, 2007) US 7,163,385

2006

Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same (December 5, 2006) US 7,144,365

Bladeless Pump (April 25, 2006) US 7,033,132

Aperture coded camera for three dimensional imaging (February 28, 2006) US 7,006,132

Implant with pressure sensor for glaucoma treatment (January 3, 2006) US 6,981,958

2005

Integrated particles sensor formed on single substrate using fringes formed by diffractive elements (October 18, 2005) US 6,956,230

Apparatus and method for treating glaucoma (October 18, 2005) US 6,955,656

2004

L-shaped implant with bi-directional flow (August 24, 2004) US 6,780,164

Glaucoma treatment device (May 18, 2004) US 6,736,791

Diffractive Optic Fluid Shear Stress Sensor (April 6, 2004) US 6,717,172

Hydro-Elastic Pump Which Pumps using Non-Rotary, Bladeless and Valveless Operations (January 20, 2004) US 6,679,687

2003

Bifurcatable Trabecular Shunt for Glaucoma Treatment (December 23, 2003) US 6,666,841

Miniature optical sensor (November 25, 2003) US 6,654,102

Apparatus and method for treating glaucoma (October 28, 2003) US 6,638,239

Sub Miniaturized Laser Doppler Velocimeter Sensor (August 19, 2003) US 6,608,668

Bladeless Pump (June 24, 2003) US 6,582,208

Particle Sizing and Concentration Sensor using a Hollow Shaped Beam (June 17, 2003) US 6,580,503

Bladeless Pump (January 14, 2003) US 6,506,025

2002

Implantable Heart Assist System and Method of Applying Same (May 21, 2002) US 6,390,969

Implantable Heart Assist System and Method of Applying Same (May 14, 2002) US 6,387,037

2001

Aperture-Coded Camera for Three Dimensional Imaging (August 21, 2001) US 6,278,847

Hydro elastic pump which pumps using non-rotary bladeless and valveless operations (July 3, 2001) US 6,254,355