Patents

Inventions, technologies, and processes developed in our lab.

2017

  • Single-lens, single-sensor 3-D imaging device with a central aperture for obtaining camera position (August 15, 2017) US 9,736,463
  • Toroidal plasma systems (July 18, 2017) US 9,713,243
  • Apparatus, methods, and compositions for endodontic treatments 9,675,426
  • Percutaneous heart valve delivery systems (June 6, 2017) US 9,668,859
  • Cardiac assist system using helical arrangement of contractile bands and helically-twisting cardiac assist device (May 23, 2017) US 9,656,009
  • Noninvasive systems for blood pressure measurement in arteries (April 18, 2017) US 9,622,666
  • 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