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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...
9395428 Partial/fractional polarization transfer for single-scan magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging  
A method of measuring precessing magnetization includes providing a first site characterized by a first spin order and providing a second site. The method also includes transferring a portion of...
US20160202124 CONTEXT IMAGING RAMAN SPECTROMETER  
Methods and systems for Raman spectroscopy and context imaging are disclosed. One or two lasers can be used to excite Raman scattering in a sample, while a plurality of LEDs can illuminate the...
9391356 Feature in antenna pattern for pointing and orientation determination  
Systems and methods for antenna pointing are disclosed. A transmit antenna system having an adjustable boresight transmits a signal exhibiting a far-field pattern including a feature (e.g. a...
9390936 Methods for fabricating high aspect ratio probes and deforming high aspect ratio nanopillars and micropillars  
Methods for fabricating of high aspect ratio probes and deforming micropillars and nanopillars are described. Use of polymers in deforming nanopillars and micropillars is also described.
9389079 Optomechanical disk vibratory gyroscopes  
An integrated optomechanical disk vibratory gyroscope device includes a mechanical oscillator having a substantially circular structure. The substantially circular structure is supported by a...
US20160197378 ELECTROLYTES FOR WIDE OPERATING TEMPERATURE LITHIUM-ION CELLS  
Provided herein are electrolytes for lithium-ion electrochemical cells, electrochemical cells employing the electrolytes, methods of making the electrochemical cells and methods of using the...
9385825 Sensor web  
A Sensor Web formed of a number of different sensor pods. Each of the sensor pods include a clock which is synchronized with a master clock so that all of the sensor pods in the Web have a...
9383337 Method and apparatus for analysis and sorting of polynucleotides based on size  
The invention relates to a microfabricated device and methods of using the device for analyzing and sorting polynucleotide molecules by size.
9382387 Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals  
The invention provides a class of copolymers having useful properties, including brush block copolymers, wedge-type block copolymers and hybrid wedge and polymer block copolymers. In an...
US20160191335 Systems and Methods of Network Analysis and Characterization  
Systems and methods for characterizing networks are disclosed. In several embodiments, a network analyzer applies a network analysis to a network that replaces components of the network in a model...
US20160191170 INTEGRATED OPTICAL PHASED ARRAY  
An integrated optical phased array includes an input channel receiving an optical input signal, and a multitude of signal processing channels each adapted to supply an associated optical output...
US20160190872 WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER  
A method of generating a DC power from incident RF waves, includes, in part, measuring the amount of power being received by a device generating the DC power, and controlling the phases of the RF...
US20160190833 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF ENERGY STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION  
A plurality of battery packs is provided in communication with an energy monitoring and control system. Each battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells that collectively dictate the...
US20160190769 CHIP-BASED LASER RESONATOR DEVICE FOR HIGHLY COHERENT LASER GENERATION  
A highly-coherent chip-based laser generating system includes a disk resonator incorporating a wedge structure fabricated from a silicon dioxide layer of a chip. The disk resonator is operable to...
US20160186850 Systems and Methods for Implementing Bulk Metallic Glass-Based Strain Wave Gears and Strain Wave Gear Components  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement bulk metallic glass-based strain wave gears and strain wave gear components. In one embodiment, a method of...
US20160185821 Z-SELECTIVE OLEFIN METATHESIS OF PEPTIDES  
The invention relates generally to the synthesis of modified amino acids and modified peptides in the presence of cyclometalated catalysts. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis,...
US20160185684 SELECTIVE OLEFIN METATHESIS WITH CYCLOMETALATED RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES  
This invention relates generally to C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds which are stereogenic at the ruthenium center, to their preparation, and the use of such catalysts...
US20160184824 HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF CRYSTALLIZATION OF MATERIALS  
High throughput screening of crystallization of a target material is accomplished by simultaneously introducing a solution of the target material into a plurality of chambers of a microfabricated...
9379368 Electrochemical systems with electronically conductive layers  
Provided are electrochemical systems with electronically and ionically conductive layers that have electronic, mechanical and chemical properties useful for a variety of applications including...
9376696 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...
US20160181665 FLUORIDE ION BATTERY ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITIONS  
A fluoride ion battery includes a substantially lithium-free anode and cathode. At least one of the anode or cathode contains fluorine, and a substantially lithium-free liquid electrolyte is used...
US20160178883 EPI-ILLUMINATION FOURIER PTYCHOGRAPHIC IMAGING FOR THICK SAMPLES  
Certain aspects pertain to epi-illumination Fourier ptychographic imaging systems and methods for high resolution imaging of thick samples.
US20160178047 Systems and Methods for Implementing Robust Gearbox Housings  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention efficaciously implement robust gearbox housings. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a gearbox housing includes:...
US20160177344 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CO2 SEQUESTRATION  
Processes, methods, and apparatus for carbon sequestration utilizing catalysis schemes configured to provide high concentrations of hydrated CO2 in proximity with a sequestration agent are...
US20160176773 ENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF alpha-QUATERNARY MANNICH ADDUCTS BY PALLADIUM-CATALYZED ALLYLIC ALKYLATION  
This invention provides enantioenriched Mannich adducts with quaternary stereogenic centers and novel methods of preparing the compounds. Methods include the method for the preparation of a...
US20160176772 SILYLATION OF AROMATIC HETEROCYCLES BY DISILANES USING POTASSIUM ALKOXIDE CATALYSTS  
The present invention describes chemical systems and methods for silylating heteroaromatic organic substrates, said system consisting essentially of a mixture of (a) at least one organodisilane...
9372299 Hollow-core fiber lamp  
Hollow-core capillary discharge lamps on the mm or sub-mm scale are provided. The hollow-core capillary discharge lamps achieve an increased light intensity ratio between 194 mm (useful) and 254...
US20160172565 In2Te3 Precipitates in Bulk Bi2Te3 for Thermoelectric Applications  
The present invention teaches a successful synthesis regime to grow highly oriented plate-like In2Te3 nanostructures inside bulk thermoelectric Bi2Te3 using a thermodynamically driven nucleation...
US20160170684 FLASH MEMORIES USING MINIMUM PUSH UP, MULTI-CELL AND MULTI-PERMUTATION SCHEMES FOR DATA STORAGE  
Rank modulation has been recently proposed as a scheme for storing information in flash memories. Three improved aspects are disclosed. In one aspect the minimum push-up scheme, for storing data...
US20160170672 NAND FLASH RELIABILITY WITH RANK MODULATION  
The reliability of NAND flash memory decreases rapidly as density increases, preventing the wide adoptions of flash-based storage systems. A novel data representation scheme named rank modulation...
US20160170417 Wireless Surface Controlled Active Inflow Control Valve System  
A wirelessly controlled active inflow control valve system. The valve system includes at least one downhole zonal production control unit. The at least one zonal production control unit includes a...
9369275 Key agreement in wireless networks with active adversaries  
A network and related methods for transmitting processes in a network secretly and securely is described. The network use keys, through path-key establishment and a key pool bootstrapping, to...
9365816 Handheld low pressure mechanical cell lysis device with single cell resolution  
Apparatus and methods for mechanical cell lysis with single cell resolution which requires very low applied pressure. The device can be handheld, simple to operate, requires no external power...
US20160160271 Real Time Microarrays  
This invention provides methods and systems for measuring the binding of analytes in solution to probes bound to surfaces in real-time.
US20160158724 FABRICATION AND SELF-ALIGNED LOCAL FUNCTIONALIZATION OF NANOCUPS AND VARIOUS PLASMONIC NANOSTRUCTURES ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES FOR IMPLANTABLE AND SENSING APPLICATIONS  
Methods for fabricating flexible substrate nanostructured devices are disclosed. The nanostructures comprise nano-pillars and metallic bulbs or nano-apertures. The nanostructures can be...
9359664 Tough iron-based bulk metallic glass alloys  
A family of iron-based, phosphor-containing bulk metallic glasses having excellent processibility and toughness, methods for forming such alloys, and processes for manufacturing articles therefrom...
US20160156883 IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING NANOSTRUCTURE COLOR FILTER  
An image sensor includes an optical sensor layer including a plurality of light-sensitive cells configured to sense light to generate electrical signals, and a color filter array layer disposed on...
US20160152324 FLUIDIC FENCE FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT  
A system, apparatus, device, and method for controlling fluid flow, including one or more devices generating one or more secondary fluid flow structures, wherein the fluid flow structures emanate...
US20160151782 FLUIDIC DEVICES AND FABRICATION METHODS FOR MICROFLUIDICS  
A fluidic device including a body having a surface and one or more channels located in the body. Recesses are defined on said surface. The one or more channels can have respective boundaries. A...
US20160151408 NOVEL THERAPY FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS USING VITAMIN D AND GUT BACTERIA  
A method for treating multiple sclerosis in a subject in need of such treatment is provided. The method includes administering a) polysaccharide A and b) vitamin D or a vitamin D metabolite to the...