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US20180204978 All-Inorganic Perovskite-Based Films, Devices, and Methods  
Provided herein are all-inorganic perovskite-based films, devices including all-inorganic perovskite-based films, and methods of forming all-inorganic perovskite-based films. The methods may...
US20180201508 Carbon Nanotube Foams with Controllable Architecture and Methods  
CNT foams and methods are provided. The methods may include forming, in a non-solvent liquid, a suspension of CNTs and particles of a pyrolytic polymer; removing the non-solvent liquid; and...
10025952 Obfuscation of sensitive human-perceptual output  
The present invention includes a system and method for defending against unwanted observations of the information conveyed by electronic devices. The system allows users to access sensitive...
10022426 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,...
US20180195879 TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE SENSORS AND METHODS  
Temperature sensors, pressure sensors, methods of making the same, and methods of detecting pressures and temperatures using the same are provided. In an embodiment, the temperature sensor...
US20180188266 Characterization of Type 1 Collagen Synthesis By Fluorescence Imaging and Related Drug Screening Technique  
A method includes fluorescence imaging a cell that synthesizes Type 1 collagen. The cell includes a first gene encoding collagen a1(I) tagged with a first fluorescent tag and a second gene...
US20180179120 Atropisomers and Methods of Altering Enantiomeric Excess  
Provided herein are methods of altering enantiomeric excess. The methods may include irradiating an atropisomer that includes at least one chiral substituent to alter the enantiomeric excess of...
US20180175366 DRY PROCESS METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES AND ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES  
A method of making an electrode for an electrochemical cell includes the step of providing an electrode composite comprising from 70-98% active material, from 0-10% conductive material additives,...
US20180172778 Derivative Reference-Based Method for Detection of Instability in Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation  
Systems and methods are provided for detecting instability in power hardware-in-the-loop simulations for protection of the equipment being tested. The technology includes computing the magnitude...
10000540 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,...
9995732 Evaporative edge lithography of a liposomal drug microarray for cell migration assays  
Lipid multilayer structures are formed by evaporating a solvent from each of a plurality of lipid solutions thereby form the lipid multilayer structures. Each lipid solution comprises the solvent...
US20180159041 Polymer-Perovskite Films, Devices, and Methods  
Provided herein are perovskite-polymer films, methods of forming polymer-perovskite films, and devices including polymer-perovskite films. The polymer-perovskite films may include a plurality of...
9991545 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...
9989078 Swirling jet actuator for control of separated and mixing flows  
The present invention includes a method of controlling a fluid flow using momentum and/or vorticity injections. Actively controlling an actuator allows for direct, precise, and independent control...
9977026 Detection of elevated levels of phosphorylated MCM and method of increasing MCM phosphorylation capacity  
Identified herein is a novel post-translational modification of Mcm2, wherein the residue of serines 53 and 108 are phosphorylated. DDK phosphorylates Mcm2 at serines 53 and 108 when stimulated by...
US20180134736 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...
US20180127443 Methods of Making Metal Halide Perovskites  
Provided herein are methods of making metal halide perovskites, including methods of making bulk crystals or micro crystals. The metal halide perovskites may be a light emitting material.
9966167 Superconducting joint for high-temperature superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x (Bi-2212) wire  
The present invention provides a system and method for producing superconducting joints between superconductive segments of a Bi-2212 high-temperature superconducting (HTS) conductor, thereby...
US20180117018 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...
9958362 Microscope sample preparation device  
A sample preparation device for electron microscopy (EM) that is configured to eliminate user-to-user variations and environment contaminations, which are often present in the conventional method...
9957310 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,...
US20180111338 HYBRID MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
Hybrid composite materials including carbon nanotube sheets and flexible ceramic materials, and methods of making the same are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method of forming a hybrid...
9951020 Methods of making 2-halonicotinonitriles  
A method of making a 2-halonicotinonitrile comprises reacting an alkylidene nitrile with a C1-compound in an organic solvent and a dehydrating agent. The dehydrating agent substantially retards...
US20180102494 SINGLE-LAYER LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES USING ORGANOMETALLIC HALIDE PEROVSKITE/IONIC-CONDUCTING POLYMER COMPOSITE  
Single-layer LEDs were developed using a composite thin film of organometal halide perovskite (Pero) and poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO). Single-layer Pero LEDs have a device structure that resembles...
US20180099258 METHOD FOR REACTING FLOWING LIQUID AND GAS IN A PLASMA DISCHARGE REACTOR  
The activation of the C—H bond using low temperature plasma with an inlet liquid stream such that value added products are formed effectively. An organic liquid (e.g., hexane which is immiscible...
US20180088010 IMMOBILIZED WATER STATIONARY PHASE  
A method for preparing a crude oil solution for analysis, including adding water to a porous adsorbent to obtain a supported water substrate, having a plurality of water monolayers disposed on the...
9925159 D-serine treatment for neurological disorders that cause seizures  
D-serine is used to treat a neurological disorder, such as epilepsy, that cases seizures. A composition comprising D-serine is artificially administered to a patient in an effective amount by...
9919280 Method of forming polyelectrolyte complex capsules  
Polyelectrolyte complex microcapsules are prepared by a novel template- and surfactant-free method. The microcapsules are produced spontaneously by ultrasonically spraying a solution of complex...
US20180073943 NEGATIVE POISSON RATIO PIEZORESISTIVE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
The present invention includes scalable and cost-effective auxetic foam sensors (AFS) created through conformably coating a thin conductive nanomaterial-sensing layer on a porous substrate having...
9916927 Thin insulation coatings by sol-gel method  
Electrically insulating Al2O3—SiO2 thin coatings have been deposited on long-length 316 stainless steel (SS) tape using a reel-to-reel continuous sol-gel dip coating process for co-winding...
9914807 Thiol-ene polymer metal oxide nanoparticle high refractive index composites  
A bulk polymer composite comprising a thiol-ene polymer matrix, or the corresponding polymers derived from a phosphinyl, selenol, or arsinyl monomer, and metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed within...
US20180066071 METHODS USING ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR 4,6-DIAMINO-5-(FORMAMIDO)PYRIMIDINE  
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);...
9911520 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...
9909259 Systems and methods for continuous manufacture of buckypaper materials  
Systems and methods are provided for producing continuous buckypapers. The systems may permit the in-line characterization and crosslinking of the continuous buckypapers. The systems include...
9908906 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...
9905765 Polymer-perovskite films, devices, and methods  
Provided herein are perovskite-polymer films, methods of forming polymer-perovskite films, and devices including polymer-perovskite films. The polymer-perovskite films may include a plurality of...
US20180053587 IRON-BASED SUPERCONDUCTING PERMANENT MAGNET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
The present invention provides for polycrystalline superconducting permanent magnets which are synthesized of doped superconducting (AE) Fe2As2 compounds, where AE denotes an alkaline earth metal,...
US20180052952 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DOUBLE-INTEGRATION ORTHOGONAL SPACE TEMPERING  
The orthogonal space random walk (OSRW) algorithm is generalized to be the orthogonal space tempering (OST) method via the introduction of the orthogonal space sampling temperature. A...
US20180050332 Water Soluble Homogeneous Catalysts That Are Recoverable By Phase Selectivity And Host-Guest Interactions  
This describes homogeneous catalysts that are recoverable from solution by being phase selective and through host-guest interactions. An example of a method includes separating a water soluble...
US20180050331 Homogeneous Catalysts That Are Recoverable By Host Guest Interactions  
A method for separating a homogeneous catalyst from a solution includes forming a host-guest compound between a first isomer of the catalyst and inclusion compound in the solution and isolating...
9896462 Metal halide perovskites, methods, and devices  
Provided herein are metal halide perovskites that may have a 0D crystal structure, and may be lead free. Also provided are methods for making the metal halide perovskites, including methods for...
US20180048035 Soret Effect in Polymer-Electrolyte-Based Electrochemical Cells  
A device and method of generating an electrical potential including an electrochemical cell, and at least one heat source, cooling source or both. The electrochemical cell includes an anode and a...
9893633 Modular multilevel DC-DC converter and associated method of use  
In one embodiment, a current-fed modular multilevel dual active-bridge DC-DC converter suitable for medium voltage direct current (MVDC) grid or high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid integration...
US20180040769 All-Inorganic Perovskite-Based Films, Devices, and Methods  
Provided herein are all-inorganic perovskite-based films, devices including all-inorganic perovskite-based films, and methods of forming all-inorganic perovskite-based films. The methods may...
US20180037813 Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites, Devices, and Methods  
Provided herein are organic-inorganic hybrid-perovskites, including metal halide perovskites having a 1D crystal structure. The metal halide perovskites may be luminescent. The metal halide...
9884920 Antibodies specific for 4,6-diamino-5-(formamido)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);...
US20180023213 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...
US20180019068 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...
US20180015153 COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF FLAVIVIRUS INFECTION  
The present invention concerns the use of compounds for the treatment or prevention of Flavivirus infections, such as Zika virus infections. Aspects of the invention include methods for treating...
9861950 Method for reacting flowing liquid and gas in a plasma discharge reactor  
The activation of the C—H bond using low temperature plasma with an inlet liquid stream such that value added products are formed effectively. An organic liquid (e.g., hexane which is immiscible...