The invention describes a small, light-weight, low-power, multichannel radio that receives signals from ground based commercially-licensed broadcast transmitters and analyzes these signals to estimate the receiver's position, groundspeed and heading. Other technologies providing navigation data from ground-based RF broadcasters require a local ground based reference station.
Development status: completed system-level simulation; awaiting experimental proof-of-concept
A novel method of inducing adult-derived stem cell proliferation in tissue from adult animals. Harvested embryonic, pluripotent or more differentiated stem cells may be used in cell therapy, tissue engineering, or other medical, veterinary, and industrial applications.
A lightweight, laser-based sensor system that augments an onboard autopilot with accurate altitude and attitude measurements, enabling automated landing of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Development status: completed system-level simulation; exp. proof-of-concept in lab (1-Hz meas rate)
A novel device for the treatment of vascular malformations, aneurysms, fistulas, and varices utilizing cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives. This invention provides superior control of the adhesive following injection and during the curing process, significantly decreasing the risks attributable to current technology.
This invention consists of a novel compound and method for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease utilizing a novel liver kinase B1 (LKB1) activator to stimulate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), leading to inhibition of mTOR-mediated cellular proliferation and chloride-dependent fluid secretion, key components of cyst growth.