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US20170355739 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR (FGF) 1 WITH MUTATION IN THE HEPARIN BINDING DOMAIN AND METHODS OF USE TO REDUCE BLOOD GLUCOSE  
The present disclosure provides FGF1 mutant proteins having one or more mutations in the heparin binding domain. Such mutants may also have an N-terminal deletion, point mutation(s), or...
9840544 Method for development of a peptide building block useful for de novo protein design  
The present invention relates to a top-down symmetric deconstruction approach which provides a novel alternative means to successfully identify a useful polypeptide “building block” for subsequent...
US20170351808 Methods of Identifying Cellular Replication Timing Signatures and Methods of Use Thereof  
Methods for identifying and classifying differences between biological samples are based on replication timing (RT) data. By comparing RT data for a test sample(s) to RT data for already...
9838104 System and method for fast compression of OFDM channel state information (CSI) based on constant frequency sinusoidal approximation  
A system and method for the efficient compression of the Channel State Information (CSI) in a wireless network with very low complexity and implementation cost. In accordance with the present...
US20170341297 Polymeric Ceramic Precursors, Apparatuses, Systems, and Methods  
Provided herein are methods of manufacturing a ceramic article. The methods may include providing a liquid-state pre-ceramic polymer component, disposing the liquid-state pre-ceramic polymer...
9831800 Self-balanced modulation and magnetic rebalancing method for parallel multilevel inverters  
A self-balanced modulation method and a closed-loop magnetic flux rebalancing control method for parallel multilevel inverters. The combination of the two methods provides for balancing of the...
9829466 Approximation algorithm for solving a momentum transfer cross section  
The present invention comprises a method for automated, high throughput molecular identification of macromolecular organic compounds. The method may provide an approximate solution to a momentum...
US20170335042 Lignin-Containing Polymers  
Click reactions may be used to bond polymers to lignin by taking advantage of lignin's terminal hydroxyl and thiol groups via an alkyne-azide click reaction or a thiol-alkene or thiol-alkyne click...
US20170333729 SLEEP MASK THAT INCORPORATES LIGHT TO REGULATE UTERINE CONTRACTIONS  
A sleep mask includes a flexible eye cover configured to be worn by a late-term pregnant female and configured to cover and shield the eyes of the wearer from ambient light. At least one light...
US20170328741 TRIBOLUMINESCENT OPTICAL FIBER SENSING PATCH  
A sensor that can be used for real time monitoring of load and structural health in engineering structures is provided. The sensor may include a patch with a portion of an optical fiber embedded...
9818507 Shrink tube insulation apparatus  
A device and method for sheathing shrink tubing onto materials such as wire, tape, or cables. The device cannot only sheath short lengths of shrink tubing onto material, but also sheath long...
US20170312257 TREATMENT OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTIONS USING ALPHA-GLUCOSIDASE INHIBITORS  
The present invention concerns the use of castanospermine or other alpha-glucosidase inhibitors for the treatment or prevention of Zika virus infections. Aspects of the invention include methods...
US20170310240 SELF-BALANCED MODULATION AND MAGNETIC REBALANCING METHOD FOR PARALLEL MULTILEVEL INVERTERS  
A self-balanced modulation method and a closed-loop magnetic flux rebalancing control method for parallel multilevel inverters. The combination of the two methods provides for balancing of the...
US20170301945 METAL-AIR FLOW BATTERIES USING OXYGEN ENRICHED ELECTROLYTE  
A metal air flow battery includes an electrochemical reaction unit and an oxygen exchange unit. The electrochemical reaction unit includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and an ionic...
9790329 Photoligation of an amphiphilic polymer with mixed coordination provides compact and reactive quantum dots  
The disclosure is directed to multi-coordinating polymers as ligands that combine two distinct metal-chelating groups, lipoic acid and imidazole, for the surface functionalization of QDs. These...
9783587 Synthetic foldable proteins generated from peptide segments of folding nuclei of reference proteins  
A method of making a synthetic foldable having a tertiary structure emulating the tertiary structure of a reference foldable protein is described. The method includes determining a folding nucleus...
US20170283693 LUMINESCENT HALIDE PEROVSKITES, METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND DEVICES  
Provided herein are metal halide perovskites, which may have a layered structure. The metal halide perovskites may emit white light. Also provided herein are neat films of the metal halide...
9777405 Article comprising a semiconducting material  
Single crystals of the new semiconducting oxychalcogenide phase were synthesized using a novel crystal growth method. The crystals had low defects and homogeneous composition as characterized by...
9758499 Stereo controlled synthesis of (E,Z)-dienals via tandem Rh(I) catalyzed propargyl claisen rearrangement  
A novel Rh(I)-catalyzed approach to synthesizing functionalized (E,Z) dienal compounds has been developed via tandem transformation where a stereoselective hydrogen transfer follows a propargyl...
9748863 System and method for leakage current suppression in a low switching frequency photovoltaic cascaded multilevel inverter  
The cascaded multilevel inverter is considered to be a promising topology alternative for low-cost and high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) systems. However, the leakage current issue, resulting from...
9739572 Structurally reinforced optically transparent bulletproof panel  
A structurally reinforced optically transparent panel that may be utilized as a bulletproof window or shield. The panel includes a plurality of angled reinforcement members having a reflective top...
US20170236653 MOLECULAR PHOTON UPCONVERSION USING ORGANIC-INORGANIC HYBRID INTERFACES  
Transmission of low energy light is one of the primary loss mechanisms of a single junction solar cell. Molecular photon upconversion via triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC)—combining two or...
9722289 Metal-air flow batteries using oxygen enriched electrolyte  
A metal air flow battery includes an electrochemical reaction unit and an oxygen exchange unit. The electrochemical reaction unit includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and an ionic...
9717217 Small animal restraining harness or jacket  
An animal restraining harness or jacket and a method of use thereof, for protecting the shoulder and upper abdomen when experimental/surgical procedures are performed and when the...
US20170204287 ROUGH POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEX COATINGS AND METHODS OF FORMING  
Articles are provided comprising a substrate and a coating. The coating comprises a polyelectrolyte complex having surface roughness. The polyelectrolyte complex has a thickness of at least 10...
9708728 Growth of metal oxide single crystals from alkaline-earth metal fluxes  
A process for the growth of new, and difficult-to-synthesize, metal oxide, and other mixed anion oxide-based, single crystals from a molten metal flux. Metal fluxes are new for the growth of metal...
9708351 Alkenes as alkyne equivalents in radical cascades terminated by fragmentations  
Disclosed are methods for rerouting radical cascade cyclizations by using alkenes as alkyne equivalents. The reaction sequence is initiated by a novel 1,2 stannyl shift which achieves chemo- and...
US20170200563 MODULATING ELECTRON TRANSFER DYNAMICS AT HYBRID INTERFACES VIA SELF-ASSEMBLED MULTILAYERS  
Forward and back electron transfer at molecule oxide interfaces are pivotal events in dye-sensitized solar cells, dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells and other applications. Disclosed...
9701777 Lignin-containing polymers  
Click reactions may be used to bond polymers to lignin by taking advantage of lignin's terminal hydroxyl and thiol groups via an alkyne-azide click reaction or a thiol-alkene or thiol-alkyne click...
US20170177490 Data Filter Cache Designs for Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Performance in Computing Systems  
Certain embodiments herein relate to, among other things, designing data cache systems to enhance energy efficiency and performance of computing systems. A data filter cache herein may be designed...
US20170168042 CONTROLLING THE ARCHITECTURE, COORDINATION, AND REACTIVITY OF NANOPARTICLE COATING UTILIZING AN AMINO ACID CENTRAL SCAFFOLD  
A series of multicoordinating and multifunctional ligands optimized for the surface-functionalization of luminescent quantum dots (QDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) alike is disclosed. An...
US20170166596 Luminescent Metal Halide Perovskites and Methods  
Nanoscale metal halide perovskites are provided. The nanoscale metal halide perovskites may have a 2D structure, a quasi-2D structure, or a 3D structure. Methods also are provided for making the...
9676908 High refractive index polymers  
A polymer and a method of forming a polymer are provided. The polymer has the general structure (I): wherein M is an organic moiety; X is a main group element selected from S, P, As, Se, Te, and...
9676679 Traceless directing groups in radical cascades: from oligoalkynes to fused helicenes without tethered initators  
The present disclosure is directed to a traceless directing group in a radical cascade. The chemo- and regioselectivity of the initial attack in skipped oligoalkynes is controlled by a propargyl...
US20170129975 ALKYLAMINE-GOLD NANOPARTICLES HAVING TUNABLE ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES  
Disclosed herein are monolayers comprising alkylamine-gold nanoparticles that have tunable electrical and optical properties. Also disclosed is a method for forming the monolayers that comprises...
US20170129865 STEREO CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF (E,Z)-DIENALS VIA TANDEM RH(I) CATALYZED PROPARGYL CLAISEN REARRANGEMENT  
A novel Rh(I)-catalyzed approach to synthesizing functionalized (E,Z) dienal compounds has been developed via tandem transformation where a stereoselective hydrogen transfer follows a propargyl...
US20170129146 MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE FOR AUXETIC FOAMS  
A novel material for producing auxetic foams is disclosed. The material comprises a multiphase, multicomponent polymer foam with a filler polymer having a carefully selected glass transition...
9623023 Class of non-stimulant treatment and ADHD and related disorders  
Described is a method of administering nor-binaltorphimine (nor-BNI) or a nor-BNI analog to an individual having Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to thereby reduce the effects of...
US20170101481 ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR 4,6-DIAMINO-5-(FORMYLAMINO)PYRIMIDINE AND USES THEREOF  
The invention includes monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, having specific binding affinity for 4,6-diamino-5-(formylamino)pyrimidine (FAPY-adenine);...
9621073 1MHz scalable cascaded Z-source inverter using gallium nitride (GAN) device  
The scalable cascaded Z-source inverter is able to interface flexibly different distributed renewable energy sources or storages in wide voltage change range, such as wind power, solar power,...
9618403 Strain sensors and methods of manufacture and use  
Strain sensors are provided that include a flexible substrate, a sheet affixed to the flexible substrate, and two or more microelectrodes printed at spaced locations onto either the sheet or the...
US20170096465 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE  
Mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) proteins having a polypeptide sequence with a high sequence identity to proteins encoded by members of the Fgf-1 subfamily of genes from a mammalian species,...
US20170096464 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE  
Mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) proteins having a polypeptide sequence with a high sequence identity to proteins encoded by members of the Fgf-1 subfamily of genes from a mammalian species,...
US20170095981 Methods for Aligning Fibers with an Electrical Field and Composite Materials  
Methods of aligning fibers with an electric field are provided. The fibers may include dielectric fibers, such as carbon fibers. The fibers may be aligned in a liquid that is curable. Composite...
US20170095532 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR MUTANTS HAVING IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL HALF-LIFE AND METHODS OF THEIR USE  
Mutant fibroblast growth factor (FGF) proteins having a polypeptide sequence with a high sequence identity to proteins encoded by members of the Fgf-1 subfamily of genes from a mammalian species,...
9612960 Data filter cache designs for enhancing energy efficiency and performance in computing systems  
Certain embodiments herein relate to, among other things, designing data cache systems to enhance energy efficiency and performance of computing systems. A data filter cache herein may be designed...
9612293 Method for small-signal stability assessment of power systems using source side and load side perturbations and generalized Nyquist criterion  
A novel method for real-time small-signal stability analysis for power electronic-based components in a power system. The method may be used to monitor a power system in real-time by perturbing...
9612292 Method for small-signal stability assessment of power systems using source side and load side perturbations and unit circle criterion  
A novel method for real-time small-signal stability analysis for power electronic-based components in a power system. The method may be used to monitor a power system in real-time by perturbing...
US20170084848 Organometal Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets, Devices, and Methods  
Provided herein are metal halide perovskite nanoplatelets, methods for making metal halide perovskite nanoplatelets, and devices and composite materials that include metal halide nanoperovskite...
US20170081638 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR EXPANSION OF STEM CELLS  
The subject invention concerns novel and translatable materials and methods for expansion of stem cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), that significantly improve translational success of...