Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada

The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. Wikipedia.


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A method and system for enhancing migration of precursor cells in a desired direction, comprising applying a biphasic monopolar electrical field to the precursor cells. The method and system can be used to treat injury or disease of neural or skin tissue.


Patent
University of Toronto | Date: 2015-04-23

The present invention relates to novel ruthenium-based triazole carbene complexes comprising specific ligands, their preparation and their use as catalysts in hydrogenation processes. Such complex catalysts are inexpensive, thermally robust, gel formation inhibiting and olefin selective.


Patent
University of Toronto | Date: 2016-09-13

Chitosan nanoparticles are provided for use in the in vivo treatment of connective tissues in root canal therapies. The nanoparticles are optionally linked with one or more photoactivatable compounds for providing antibacterial/antibiofilm properties, neutralizing bacterial byproducts and/or chemical/photodynamic crosslinking to achieve enhanced mechanical properties, chemical stability in connective tissues and/or to improve surface/interfacial integrity between filling material and connective tissue.


Patent
University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and Institute National Of Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique | Date: 2015-04-16

A method is for estimating a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a set of two-dimensional (2D) curves of a concept drawing, the estimate of the 3D representation corresponding to a 3D object underlying the concept drawing. The method comprises: obtaining a representation of a set of 2D curves a concept drawing that represent a 3D object underlying the concept drawing; determining an energy function based on the set of 2D curves, the energy function comprising one or more terms, each term reflective of a preference for a 3D representation based on a characteristic of the 2D curves which reflects how concept drawings are commonly perceived to represent 3D objects; and performing an optimization which minimizes the energy function to thereby determine the 3D representation.


Patent
Samsung and University of Toronto | Date: 2016-06-22

A training method of training an illumination compensation model includes extracting, from a training image, an albedo image of a face area, a surface normal image of the face area, and an illumination feature, the extracting being based on an illumination compensation model; generating an illumination restoration image based on the albedo image, the surface normal image, and the illumination feature; and training the illumination compensation model based on the training image and the illumination restoration image.


Patent
University of Toronto | Date: 2017-03-29

Contemplated methods and devices comprise use of a charged probe and a pseudoligand in the electrochemical detection of a wide range of analytes, including nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules. In certain embodiments, the pseudoligand forms a complex with the probe that has a reduced charge magnitude compared to the probe itself, and is displaced from the probe when the complex is exposed to the analyte.


Patent
Samsung and University of Toronto | Date: 2017-04-19

A training method of training an illumination compensation model includes extracting, from a training image, an albedo image of a face area, a surface normal image of the face area, and an illumination feature, the extracting being based on an illumination compensation model; generating an illumination restoration image based on the albedo image, the surface normal image, and the illumination feature; and training the illumination compensation model based on the training image and the illumination restoration image.


Patent
University of Toronto | Date: 2016-10-13

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for efficient 3D structure estimation from images of a transmissive object, including cryo-EM images. The method generally comprises, receiving a set of 2D images of a target specimen from an electron microscope, carrying out a reconstruction technique to determine a likely molecular structure, and outputting the estimated 3D structure of the specimen. The described reconstruction technique comprises: establishing a probabilistic model of the target structure; optimizing using stochastic optimization to determine which structure is most likely; and, optionally utilizing importance sampling to minimize computational burden.


Patent
University of Toronto | Date: 2016-12-19

A system for counting fetal and maternal red blood cells (RBCs) including a microscope and image capturing device to capture at least one image from a slide holding the fetal and maternal RBCs; a computer readable medium for storing the at least one image; a processor for executing computer readable instructions stored on a computer readable medium; wherein the computer executable instructions include instructions for: indentifying red blood cells from the at least one image; distinguishing between fetal and maternal red blood cells; and counting the fetal and maternal red blood cells.


Patent
University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation | Date: 2017-02-22

A method is for estimating a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a set of two-dimensional (2D) curves of a concept drawing, the estimate of the 3D representation corresponding to a 3D object underlying the concept drawing. The method comprises: obtaining a representation of a set of 2D curves a concept drawing that represent a 3D object underlying the concept drawing; determining an energy function based on the set of 2D curves, the energy function comprising one or more terms, each term reflective of a preference for a 3D representation based on a characteristic of the 2D curves which reflects how concept drawings are commonly perceived to represent 3D objects; and performing an optimization which minimizes the energy function to thereby determine the 3D representation.

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