U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Adm.
|U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Adm. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110213910||Stackable Form-Factor Peripheral Component Interconnect Device and Assembly - A stackable form-factor Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) device can be configured as a host controller or a master/target for use on a PCI assembly. PCI device may comprise a multiple-input switch coupled to a PCI bus, a multiplexor coupled to the switch, and a reconfigurable device coupled to one of the switch and multiplexor. The PCI device is configured to support functionality from power-up, and either control function or add-in card function.||09-01-2011|
|20110142806||Electroactive Scaffold - A scaffold assembly and related methods of manufacturing and/or using the scaffold for stem cell culture and tissue engineering applications are disclosed which at least partially mimic a native biological environment by providing biochemical, topographical, mechanical and electrical cues by using an electroactive material. The assembly includes at least one layer of substantially aligned, electrospun polymer fiber having an operative connection for individual voltage application. A method of cell tissue engineering and/or stem cell differentiation uses the assembly seeded with a sample of cells suspended in cell culture media, incubates and applies voltage to one or more layers, and thus produces cells and/or a tissue construct. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of manufacturing the assembly including the steps of providing a first pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a first substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the first surface; providing a second pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a second substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the second surface; and, retaining together the layered surfaces with a clamp and/or an adhesive compound.||06-16-2011|
|20080296477||OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR INDUCING FOCUS DIVERSITY - An optical system includes an optical element defining an optical axis and a focal plane and a defocus element disposed between the optical element and the focal plane. The defocus element includes at least one first lens for producing a positive defocus image of a light beam passing through the optical element, irrespective of a position of the first lens along the optical axis, and at least one second lens for producing a negative defocus image of the light beam passing through the optical element, irrespective of a position of the second lens along the optical axis.||12-04-2008|
Patent applications by U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Adm.