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US20190341737 RARE EARTH-DOPED MULTICOMPONENT FLUOROSILICATE OPTICAL FIBER FOR OPTICAL DEVICES  
A rare earth-doped optical fiber comprises a fluorosilicate core surrounded by a silica cladding, where the fluorosilicate core comprises an alkaline-earth fluoro-alumino-silicate glass, such as a...
10465033 One step synthesis of ultrahigh molecular weight block copolymers  
Single-step synthesis processes for production of ultrahigh molecular weight block copolymers are described. The ultrahigh molecular weight copolymers can have a molecular weight of about 106 or...
US20190315045 Foldable Composite Structures  
Foldable composite structures and methods for fabricating foldable composite structures are provided. For example, a method comprises selectively applying a rigidifying substance to a sheet of...
US20190313593 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF MERISTEMATIC GROWTH ON CUCURBIT ROOTSTOCK  
The invention provides methods of inhibiting the growth of a shoot apical meristem of a cucurbit rootstock plant, comprising contacting a shoot apical meristem of the cucurbit rootstock plant with...
10441550 Nanofibrous materials as drug, protein, or genetic release vehicles  
The present invention is a bioactive, nanofibrous material construct which is manufactured using a unique electrospinning perfusion methodology. One embodiment provides a nanofibrous biocomposite...
10441321 Rib hook devices, systems, and methods of use  
Rib hook devices, systems, and methods of assembling and using the devices and systems are disclosed. The rib hook device includes a body with a first end and a second end and a rod attachment...
US20190293595 Graphene Field Effect Transistors for Detection of Ions  
A graphene-based ion sensitive field effect transistor (GISFET) with high sensitivity and selectivity for ions is provided. For example, the GISFET of the present invention can exhibit high...
US20190290439 Multi-Layered Osteochondral Construct and Subchondral Bone Analog Thereof  
Subchondral bone analog materials and osteochondral constructs that incorporate the subchondral bone analogs are described. The subchondral bone analog materials include a biodegradable matrix,...
US20190269347 METAL CLIP DETECTORS AND METHODS OF DETECTION  
Systems and methods for detecting metal clips inserted within a portion of a body of a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a clip detector assembly includes a detector having a...
10402709 All-digital sensing device and implementation method  
Devices, systems, and methods provide direct digitization and encoding of a parameter to be sensed or measured. Digitized readings are encoded into binary bits, which are acquired and handled by...
10389104 Circuit breaker for DC circuits using coupled induction  
An improved DC circuit breaker is provided for automatically detecting and isolating a fault between a source and a ground. The DC circuit breaker comprises at least one switch, in electrical...
US20190240594 Channeled Fibers in Separation of Biologically Active Nanoparticles  
A relatively fast, inexpensive, and non-destructive method for separation and isolation of biologically active nanoparticles is described. Methods include the use of solid phase separation medis...
US20190234953 FUNCTIONALIZED CHROMOPHORIC POLYMER DOTS AND BIOCONJUGATES THEREOF  
The present invention provides, among other aspects, functionalized chromophoric polymer dots comprising a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic cap, and bioconjugates thereof. Also provided are...
US20190231930 Decellularization Method and System and Decellularized Tissue Formed Thereby  
Systems and methods that establish a pressure differential across a tissue wall to encourage complete decellularization of the wall are described. The methods can be utilized for decellularization...
US20190201812 Functionalized Polyamide Stationary Phase for Chromatography and Microwave Assisted Formation Thereof  
Chromatography devices and methods for forming and using the devices are described. The devices include a polyimide-based support phase and a polymer grafted to a surface of the polyimide-based...
US20190192432 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PARTICLES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
Provided herein are multi-functional particles. The particles may include poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-g-polyethylenimine (PLGA-g-PEI (PgP)), at least one targeting moiety, at least one therapeutic...
10328032 Nanofibrous materials as drug, protein, or genetic release vehicles  
The present invention is a bioactive, nanofibrous material construct which is manufactured using a unique electrospinning perfusion methodology. One embodiment provides a nanofibrous biocomposite...
US20190190251 Circuit Breaker for DC Circuits Using Coupled Induction  
An improved DC circuit breaker is provided for automatically detecting and isolating a fault between a source and a ground. The DC circuit breaker comprises at least one switch, in electrical...
US20190177498 Thermoplastic/Thermoset Grafted Composites  
Disclosed are thermoset/thermoplastic composites that include a thermoset component directly or indirectly bonded to a thermoplastic component via a crosslinked binding layer between the two. The...
US20190157992 Self Powered Wireless Sensor  
Devices and methods relate to a portable self-powered wireless sensor and transmitter providing a tactile driven electric generator, using a 3D printed nano carbon and polymer electrodes. The...
10293082 Decellularization method and system and decellularized tissue formed thereby  
Systems and methods that establish a pressure differential across a tissue wall to encourage complete decellularization of the wall are described. The methods can be utilized for decellularization...
10283759 Silicon-based anode and method for manufacturing the same  
A silicon-based anode comprising silicon, a carbon coating that coats the surface of the silicon, a polyvinyl acid that binds to at least a portion of the silicon, and vinylene carbonate that...
10281405 Ambient desorption-optical emission spectroscopy using a microplasma desorption/excitation source  
Described is an elemental analysis system and methods for use thereof that can be utilized in examination of samples in their native state. The systems utilize a liquid sampling—atmospheric...
10280194 Short chain PEGylation of amino acid monomers glutamine, lysine and peptides formed thereby  
Novel synthesized amino acids of glutamine and lysine that are directly PEGylated with small, monodisperse PEGs, and a novel process for creating novel amino acid monomers using PEGylation. These...
US20190119110 Graphene-Ceramic Composite Membrane for Hydrogen Separation Membranes  
A hydrogen permeation membrane is provided that can include a carbon-based material (C) and a ceramic material (BZCYT) mixed together. The carbon-based material can include graphene, graphite,...
10269525 Means of introducing an analyte into liquid sampling atmospheric pressure glow discharge  
A liquid sampling, atmospheric pressure, glow discharge (LS-APGD) device as well as systems that incorporate the device and methods for using the device and systems are described. The LS-APGD...
US20190112191 Carbon and Carbide Origami  
Methods for forming carbon-based cellular structures and 3D structures that can be formed by use of the methods are described. Methods include shaping an essentially 2D sheet that includes an...
US20190110389 Yield Monitor For Windrow-Collected Material  
Disclosed are methods and systems for determining the amount of material contained in a windrow. In particular embodiments, the methods and systems are applicable to agricultural applications, and...
10244818 Variable hardness orthotic  
Orthotics and methods for forming orthotics are described. The orthotics can be designed with a patient-specific design and can include variation in hardness across the orthotic so as to satisfy...
10240012 Thermoplastic/thermoset grafted composites  
Disclosed are thermoset/thermoplastic composites that include a thermoset component directly or indirectly bonded to a thermoplastic component via a crosslinked binding layer between the two. The...
US20190087701 All-Digital Sensing Device And Implementation Method  
Devices, systems, and methods provide direct digitization and encoding of a parameter to be sensed or measured. Digitized readings are encoded into binary bits, which are acquired and handled by...
10232050 Multi-functional particles and methods of using the same  
Provided herein are multi-functional particles. The particles may include poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-g-polyethylenimine (PLGA-g-PEI (PgP)), at least one targeting moiety, at least one therapeutic...
10191060 Functionalized chromophoric polymer dots and bioconjugates thereof  
The present invention provides, among other aspects, functionalized chromophoric polymer dots comprising a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic cap, and bioconjugates thereof. Also provided are...
10188025 Yield monitor for windrow-collected materials  
Disclosed are methods and systems for determining the amount of material contained in a windrow. In particular embodiments, the methods and systems are applicable to agricultural applications, and...
US20190018301 Hexagonal Beryllium Borate Crystal  
Single, acentric, hexagonal, beryllium borate crystals having the formula Sr2Be2B2O7 with a new structural type with space group of P(-)6 and a unit cell of unit cell a=b=4.6709(7) â„«, c=3.8410(7)...
US20190018265 FARADAY ROTATORS OF TERBIUM OXYHYDROXIDE  
Terbium-based Faraday rotators, optical isolators incorporating the Faraday rotators, and methods for forming the Faraday rotators are described. Formation methods include hydrothermal growth...
10156067 Building framing system  
A building framing system includes a floor portion or floor framing system, a wall portion or wall framing system, and a roof portion or roof framing system. Each framing system comprises a...
10156025 Monolithic heterogeneous single crystals with multiple regimes for solid state laser applications  
Heterogeneous monolithic crystals that can include multiple regimes in a complex geometry are described. The crystals can be advantageously utilized in laser applications. The heterogeneous...
US20180354853 COVALENTLY CROSS-LINKED LIGNOCELLULOSIC COMPOSITES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF  
In one aspect, composite polymeric composition and related materials are described herein employing waste products from the agricultural and energy industries. Such composite polymeric...
10132965 Optical apparatus and method of forming a gradient index device  
A refractive index device and method of making it include obtaining a glass structure comprising a plurality of nucleation sites. The glass structure is formed from a glass composition that...
US20180327631 Self-Repairing Polyurethane Networks  
The present invention provides alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions and methods of repairing substrates involving use of the alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions.
US20180296342 Self-Adjusting Tissue Holder  
Tissue holders that can be used for gripping natural or synthetic heart valves are described. The tissue holder can include a clamping mechanism and a spring and can be self-adjusting with regard...
10077378 Self-repairing polyurethane networks  
The present invention provides alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions and methods of repairing substrates involving use of the alkyl substituted polysaccharide compositions.
US20180256784 Decellularized Biomaterial and Method for Formation  
Methods for developing a decellularized tissue and biomaterials for use as biomimetic grafts or in vitro cellular scaffolds formed with the decellularized tissue are described. The biomaterials...
US20180238362 Electrically Assisted Flow Drill Screwdriving and Fixture Therefore  
Electrically assisted flow drill screwdriving processes (EAFDS) and devices are described. The methods can augment traditional FDS and allow for softening of metals of a stack-up, which can enable...
10053482 Solvent and recovery process for lignin  
Methods for obtaining purified lignin and the lignin that can be obtained by the methods are described. Methods include processing pretreated lignocellulosic biomass feedstock to recover the...
US20180228938 Multi-Layered Biomimetic Material and Method of Formation  
Biocompatible biomimetic materials that exhibit desirable mechanical properties while also encouraging cell ingrowth and proliferation are described. The biomaterials include a multi-layer...
US20180228428 Radiographic Discernable Sensors and Orthopedic Applications for Same  
Implantable sensors for determining bone health are described that can be utilized in conjunction with orthopedic implants. The sensors can include passive strain gauges or passive chemical...
US20180206427 PLANT PROPAGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A plant propagation system is described that can be utilized for micropropagation through early stages of plant development. A system can include multiple plant support matrices, containers for...
US20180202969 ELECTRICAL DOUBLE LAYER IN NANOPORES FOR DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MOLECULES AND SUBMOLECULAR UNITS  
Systems for detecting analytes in electrical double layer nanopore devices and methods of use are provided.