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US20160243532 METHODS TO PRODUCE ZEOLITES WITH THE GME TOPOLOGY AND COMPOSITIONS DERIVED THEREFROM  
The present disclosure is directed to producing zeolite structures with GME topologies using organic structure directing agents (OSDAs) comprising a piperidinium cation, and the compositions and...
US20160243531 PROCESSES FOR PREPARING ZINCOALUMINOSILICATES WITH AEI, CHA, AND GME TOPOLOGIES AND COMPOSITIONS DERIVED THEREFROM  
The present disclosure is directed to methods of producing zincoaluminosilicate structures with AEI, CHA, and GME topologies using organic structure directing agents (OSDAs), and the compositions...
US20160243504 FILTRATION MEMBRANES AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS  
Described herein are filtration membranes and related, compositions, methods and systems and in particular filtration membranes with polymeric micro/nanoparticles embedded in a polymer matrix...
9426455 Aperture scanning fourier ptychographic imaging  
Certain aspects pertain to aperture-scanning Fourier ptychographic imaging devices comprising an aperture scanner that can generate an aperture at different locations at an intermediate plane of...
9426429 Scanning projective lensless microscope system  
A scanning projective lensless microscope device comprises a specimen surface, a scanning illumination source with a light element, a light detector outside the specimen surface, and a processor....
9424489 Automated feature analysis, comparison, and anomaly detection  
Novel methods and systems for automated data analysis are disclosed. Data can be automatically analyzed to determine features in different applications, such as visual field analysis and...
9423387 Localized deposition of polymer film on nanocantilever chemical vapor sensors by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization  
Cantilever chemical vapor sensors that can be tailored to respond preferentially in frequency by controlling the location of deposition of an adsorbing layer. Cantilever chemical vapor sensor...
9422259 Synthetic transtaganolide and basiliolide products, derivatives thereof, and synthesis methods thereof  
Compounds represented by Formula I are provided that include synthetic transtaganolide and basiliolide products. Derivatives of these compounds and methods of synthesis are also provided.
9421164 Stimuli responsive adhesive gel for removal of foreign particles from soft tissue  
The present inventions are directed to novel aqueous compositions comprising a copolymer having water-soluble units and pendant catechols, said composition adapted for use on mammalian tissue and...
US20160238753 FLAT RETROREFLECTORS  
A retroreflector device is described, which includes a lens component operable for focusing radiation, which is incident thereto at an angle of incidence. The retroreflector also includes a mirror...
US20160238594 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR QUANTIFYING METABOLITES AND PROTEINS FROM SINGLE CELLS  
Methods and compositions for quantifying the cellular concentration of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), cyclic guanine monophosphate (cGMP), glutathione, glucose, and glutamine in a single...
US20160237101 IMIDAZOLIDINE-BASED METAL CARBENE METATHESIS CATALYSTS  
The present invention relates to novel metathesis catalysts with an imidazolidine-based ligand and to methods for making and using the same. The inventive catalysts are of the formula wherein: M...
9419198 Nanomesh phononic structures for low thermal conductivity and thermoelectric energy conversion materials  
A nanomesh phononic structure includes: a sheet including a first material, the sheet having a plurality of phononic-sized features spaced apart at a phononic pitch, the phononic pitch being...
9418647 Communication in pipes using acoustic modems that provide minimal obstruction to fluid flow  
A plurality of phased array acoustic communication devices are used to communicate data along a tubulation, such as a well. The phased array acoustic communication devices employ phased arrays of...
9416343 Instruments for biological sample-to-answer devices  
Methods and devices for biological sample preparation and analysis are disclosed. A device may have a linear or circular arrangement of containers, with a connecting structure such as a bar or...
9415428 Methods and systems for self-cleaning of photovoltaic panels  
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for self-cleaning photovoltaic panels that utilize piezo devices capable of causing vibrational movement in the panels.
US20160234333 System and Method for Joint Dynamic Forwarding and Caching in Content Distribution Networks  
A system and method for joint dynamic interest request forwarding and dynamic cache placement and eviction and provided within the context of the Named Data Networking (NDN) architecture. The...
US20160233862 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUS PROCESSING OF MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS  
Electronic logic gates that operate using N logic state levels, where N is greater than 2, and methods of operating such gates. The electronic logic gates operate according to truth tables. At...
US20160228566 CARRIER NANOPARTICLES AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS  
Carrier nanoparticles comprising a polymer containing a polyol coupled to a polymer containing a boronic acid, configured to present the polymer containing a boronic acid to an environment...
US20160227763 ENHANCEMENT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FREEZING BY STABILIZATION AND OSCILLATION OF BIOGENIC MAGNETITE PARTICLES  
Novel methods and systems for electromagnetic freezing are disclosed. An oscillating magnetic field can be applied in conjunction with a static magnetic field in order to align magnetic particles...
9413461 High bandwidth optical links for micro-satellite support  
A method, systems, apparatus and device enable high bandwidth satellite communications. An onboard tracking detector, installed in a low-earth orbit satellite, detects a position of an incoming...
9410887 Optical sensor for analyte detection  
Devices, systems, and methods for detection of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In some embodiments, an optical sensor can include a metallic layer and a plurality of dielectric pillars...
9409023 Spinal stimulator systems for restoration of function  
Described are devices including stimulation assemblies connectable to a plurality of electrodes. The plurality of electrodes can be configured to connect to a spinal cord at a location below a...
9409011 Method of constructing an implantable microelectrode array  
An implantable electrode array assembly configured to apply electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. A substantially electrically nonconductive layer of the device has a first portion...
US20160226010 ELECTRONIC DEVICES EMPLOYING ALIGNED ORGANIC POLYMERS  
The devices can be fabricated by a method that permits active polymer chains to be polymerized on the surface of an electrode such that the active polymer chains are aligned with one another. The...
US20160224408 REWRITING FLASH MEMORIES BY MESSAGE PASSING  
Disclosed are constructions of WOM codes that combine rewriting and error correction for mitigating the reliability and the endurance problems typically experienced with flash memory. A rewriting...
US20160223723 OPTICAL MODULATING DEVICE HAVING GATE STRUCTURE  
An optical modulation device includes a plasmonic nano-antenna layer, a metal layer that faces the plasmonic nano-antenna layer, and a permittivity variation layer and a dielectric material layer...
US20160222423 ENZYME-CATALYZED ENANTIOSELECTIVE AZIRIDINATION OF OLEFINS  
The present invention provides methods for catalyzing the conversion of an olefin to a compound containing one or more aziridine functional groups using heme enzymes. In certain aspects, the...
US20160222409 METHOD OF TARGETING GENE DELIVERY USING VIRAL VECTORS  
Methods and compositions are provided for delivering a polynucleotide encoding a gene of interest to a target cell using a virus. The virus envelope comprises a cell-specific binding determinant...
US20160222043 METALLOINSERTOR CONJUGATES  
A composition including a metalloinsertor conjugate that specifically targets mismatch repair (MMR)-deficient cells includes a complex represented by Formula I. Mm+(L1)(L2)(L3)(L4)(L5) Formula I...
9407068 Integrated broadband quantum cascade laser  
A broadband, integrated quantum cascade laser is disclosed, comprising ridge waveguide quantum cascade lasers formed by applying standard semiconductor process techniques to a monolithic structure...
9407055 Methods of modulating microlasers at ultralow power levels, and systems thereof  
A microlaser system includes an optical source, a microlaser, an actuator switch, and a photovoltaic power source. The microlaser, which includes a control element, is optically pumped by at least...
9406823 Methods for fabricating self-aligning semiconductor hetereostructures using nanowires  
Methods for fabricating self-aligned heterostructures and semiconductor arrangements using silicon nanowires are described.
9406442 Micro- and nanoscale capacitors that incorporate an array of conductive elements having elongated bodies  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement micro- and nanoscale capacitors that incorporate a conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array elongated...
9405115 Laser beam guidance systems and methods  
An automated adaptive optics and laser projection system is described. The automated adaptive optics and laser projection system includes an adaptive optics system and a compact laser projection...
9404891 Apparatus for and method of monitoring condensed water in steam pipes at high temperature  
A system and method for monitoring the properties of a fluid, such as water, in a steam pipe without mechanically penetrating the wall of the pipe. The system uses a piezoelectric transducer to...
9404096 Alkane oxidation by modified hydroxylases  
This invention relates to modified hydroxylases. The invention further relates to cells expressing such modified hydroxylases and methods of producing hydroxylated alkanes by contacting a suitable...
9403854 Cross-metathesis reaction of functionalized and substituted olefins using group 8 transition metal carbene complexes as metathesis catalysts  
The invention pertains to the use of Group 8 transition metal carbene complexes as catalysts for olefin cross-metathesis reactions. In particular, ruthenium and osmium alkylidene complexes...
US20160216503 ARRAY LEVEL FOURIER PTYCHOGRAPHIC IMAGING  
In one aspect an imaging system includes: an illumination system including an array of light sources; an optical system including one or more lens arrays, each of the lens arrays including an...
US20160216208 MULTI-WELL FOURIER PTYCHOGRAPHIC AND FLUORESCENCE IMAGING  
Certain aspects pertain to multi-well systems, devices, and methods of Fourier ptychographic and fluorescence imaging.
US20160215089 FUNCTIONALIZED LINEAR AND CYCLIC POLYOLEFINS  
This invention relates to methods and compositions for preparing linear and cyclic polyolefins. More particularly, the invention relates to methods and compositions for preparing functionalized...
US20160213368 ACTIVE TENSION BONE AND JOINT STABILIZATION DEVICES  
Methods of use for bone and joint stabilization devices are described in which the devices are tensioned after anchoring during a medical procedure and remain active in maintaining axial tension...
9401448 Photon detector and process for detecting a single photon  
A photon detector article includes a photon detector configured to receive a primary waveform, the photon detector includes a multiplication region; a photon absorption region; a punch through...
9401240 Integrated passive iron shims in silicon  
A magnetic apparatus having at least one magnetic shim situated between faces of two permanent magnets. The magnetic shim helps to make the magnetic field that is accessible between the two...
9399981 Methods and systems for comparing vertical axis turbine arrays and providing configurations thereof  
A method for providing potential flow elements including a vortex to capture rotation of a turbine, a dipole to capture a blockage effect of the turbine, a sink to capture extracted energy from...
9399762 Methods and systems for sulfimidation or sulfoximidation of organic molecules  
The disclosure generally relates to the fields of synthetic organic chemistry. In particular, the present disclosure relates to methods and systems for the imidation of sulfides.
US20160210763 FOURIER PTYCHOGRAPHIC TOMOGRAPHY  
Certain aspects pertain to Fourier ptychographic tomographic systems and methods for acquiring a plurality of uniquely illuminated intensity measurements based on light passing through a thick...
US20160208269 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING BENZYLISOQUINOLINE ALKALOIDS  
The present invention relates to host cells that produce compounds that are characterized as benzylisoquinolines, as well as select precursors and intermediates thereof. The host cells comprise...
US20160208242 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MICRO-ISOLATION, EXTRACTION, AND/OR ANALYSIS OF MICROSCALE COMPONENTS IN AN ARRAY  
Provided herein are devices and methods for the micro-isolation of biological cellular material. A micro-isolation device described can comprise a photomask that protects regions of interest...
US20160206187 PROGRAMMABLE SPECTRAL SOURCE AND DESIGN TOOL FOR 3D IMAGING USING COMPLEMENTARY BANDPASS FILTERS  
An endoscopic illumination system for illuminating a subject for stereoscopic image capture, includes a light source which outputs light; a first complementary multiband bandpass filter (CMBF) and...