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Method for Rapid 3D Printing from Medical Images
Method and software product allowing for direct conversion of any three dimensional image (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, etc.) into 3D printable instructions (i.e., G-Code). Problem Medical Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image files generated by CT or MRI scanners can be utilized to generate the instruction for 3D printers....
Published: 2/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Chamith Rajapakse
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, IT & Communication & Networking, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents
Imaging-Based Early Diagnostic and Prognostic for Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture Risk
High-resolution MRI and CT images analysis software evaluating 3D bone structure and allowing for accurate assessment of (i) bone strength and health, (ii) risk for osteoporosis development, and (iii) risk for hip fracture. Problem Osteoporosis affects 50 million Americans and more than 200 million people worldwide. It leads to reduced bone strength...
Published: 2/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Chamith Rajapakse, Gregory Chang
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, Diagnostics, IT & Communication & Networking
NETIFY
For online retailers who want to increase sales, NETIFY is a tool for creating real-time recommendation networks that match customers to provide social incentives to try new products. Unlike Amazon.com, recommendations do not come from a statistical engine, but from real people with personalities and histories who provide social encouragement to try...
Published: 2/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Damon Centola
Keywords(s): Computer, Information, Internet of Things
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
Diamond Waveguides for Photonic Devices
Problem Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) can transmit information for computing using light rather than electricity. Using PICs on chips would allow for faster data transmission rates, lower power consumption, and less energy wasted through thermal dissipation. Diamond is a promising material for PICs due to its optical properties, however, fabrication...
Published: 2/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lee Bassett, Richard Grote
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology, Optics & Photonics , Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
MAJIQ and VOILA: the next generation for sequencing analyses
MAJIQ and Voila are two software packages that together detect, quantify, and visualize local splicing variations (LSV) from RNA-Seq data. Problem Over 90% of human genes undergo alternative splicing, resulting in different gene products, potentially conveying different function. This underlying complexity to gene expression is still not well understood...
Published: 2/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Yoseph Barash
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
NetEgg: Automated Code Generation for Software-Defined Networks
Software synthesis for fast and easy network configuration Problem Software-Defined Networking (SDN) usually requires network administrators to be skilled in programming languages such as C++, Python, or Ruby. However, many IT operators tasked with installing routers or other network components may lack the skills to program SDN equipment. Due to...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Boon Loo
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
Content-Coupled Interactive Surfaces
Problem Many activities, such as self-guided exercise, can involve physical interactions with objects while following instructions from a video or website. However, most objects such as a yoga mat or dumbbells have no “smart” capabilities – they cannot monitor the user’s actions or progress. Adding sensing and interactive components...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Rahul Mangharam
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Flying Smartphones
The onboard sensing and computing power of a smartphone can be used to control autonomous aerial vehicles Problem Micro aerial vehicles capable of autonomous navigation are often expensive and intimidating for the inexperienced user. Much of the cost associated with these vehicles is due to the dedicated sensing and control systems that are required...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Vijay Kumar, Giuseppe Loianno, Yash Mulgaonkar
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Robotics
Virtual QA with High Predicted Accuracy for IMRT Treatment Plans
The course of radiation treatment of cancer patients has three major phases: Diagnostic and Prescription; Simulation and Quality Assurance; and Delivery. In Simulation and Quality Assurance (QA), a specific plan on how to deliver the prescribed radiation to the tumor is developed. Penn scientists have developed a software-based virtual Intensity...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gilmer Valdes, Timothy Solberg
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
Keyboard Alternative Technology: Better Typing for Smartphones
Enabling a faster and easier way to type on mobile devices Problem Most mobile devices now feature touchscreens instead of keypads. However, typing using a touchscreen is often imprecise, resulting in a slower typing speed and frequent errors. When the touchscreen keyboard opens it covers half the screen, obscuring content the user may wish to see....
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Stephen Lane
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
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