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9939370 Phase correction to compensate for reflective distortions of optical spectra  
Disclosed herein is a process and system to correct reflective distortions of an optical spectrum. In addition, a spectroscopy system that compensates for reflective distortions is disclosed.
US20180097499 Nano- and Microelectromechanical Resonators  
A resonator includes a piezoelectric plate and interdigitated electrode(s). The interdigitated electrode includes a plurality of conductive strips disposed over a top surface of the piezoelectric...
9935608 Nano- and microelectromechanical resonators  
A resonator includes a piezoelectric plate and interdigitated electrode(s). The interdigitated electrode includes a plurality of conductive strips disposed over a top surface of the piezoelectric...
9931418 Compositions for the delivery of RNA and drugs into cells  
Provided is a co-polymer of formula A-L-D, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein A is a linear, branched or dendritic polyamine; D is a lipid; and L is a linker comprising a water...
US20180085034 PREPULSE INHIBITION OF THE ACOUSTIC STARTLE REFLEX  
A method of evaluating hearing in a subject is described. The method includes delivering a pre-pulse auditory stimulus to the subject, allowing a stimulus gap from 10 to 200 milliseconds to pass,...
9927334 Methods, compositions and devices employing alginic acid hydrogels for highly specific capture and release of biological materials  
Disclosed herein are hydrogel compositions and methods of making hydrogel compositions. Furthermore, methods of specifically capturing and releasing biological materials from a sample using the...
9926275 Allosteric modulators of the cannabinoid 1 receptor  
The present technology relates to compounds and compositions of Formulas I, II, VII, and VIII, and methods using such compounds. The compounds and compositions described herein may be used in the...
9925388 Device and method for deep transcranial magnetic stimulation  
Devices and methods for directing a magnetic field into a body party of a subject are provided. The devices include at least one electromagnetic coil, a magnetic core or yoke, and a pair of flux...
9924372 Method for sharing of unlicensed radio frequency bands by cellular LTE and WiFi networks  
A coexistence scheme enables spectrally-efficient and fair spectrum sharing between a first wireless network and a coexisting wireless network in the same frequency bands. The spectrum sharing...
9921226 Sensor system utilizing piezoelectric microcantilever coupled with resonating circuit  
An interchangeable sensor system is described, including: a microcantilever including a beam anchored at a first end, the beam being free to vibrate on another end, wherein a piezoelectric layer...
9921187 Real-time pavement profile sensing system using air-coupled surface wave  
A non-contact testing system and method using acoustic sensors and a mobile sensing system using this system and method is disclosed. The leaky surface wave is recorded with directional...
US20180071739 Platform For Liquid Droplet Formation And Isolation  
Embodiments are directed to a platform for liquid droplet generation and isolation for biochemical sensing and testing. An embodiment includes generator, fluid-exchange, and manipulator structures...
9909173 Biomolecular processing platform and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to a device comprising a biomolecular processor. Each biomolecular processor has one or more bioreactor chambers defined by a solid substrate; a support structure...
9891315 Conformal and configurable millimeter-wave integrated array radar in a compact package  
The invention provides a compact, high-frequency, transmit and receive millimeter-wave radar sensor device, system, and method of use. The sensor can operate at a variety of distances, speeds, and...
US20180038815 Nanotube-Based Biosensor for Pathogen Detection  
A simple and highly sensitive single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) sensor is provided for detection of a variety of analytes, including small molecules, macromolecules, and pathogens. The high...
US20180038001 Low Noise Ultrathin Freestanding Membranes Composed of Atomically-Thin 2D Materials  
The invention provides methods for direct growth of low noise, atomically thin freestanding membranes of two-dimensional monocrystalline or polycrystalline materials, such as transition metal...
US20180037924 Nanofluidic Device for Isolating, Growing, and Characterizing Microbial Cells  
Nanofluidic devices and methods of the invention are capable of autonomously isolating individual microbial cells using constrictive channels and growing monocultures of the cells for automated...
US20180036237 OIL/SURFACTANT MIXTURES FOR SELF-EMULSIFICATION  
Oil-in-water emulsions with small droplet sizes can be formed without requiring either microfluidisation or heating to cause phase inversion, but rather by simple mixing of a pre-mixed composition...
US20180028442 NANOEMULSION COMPOSITIONS OF TAXOID DRUGS, AND METHODS FOR THE USE THEREOF TO TARGET CANCER CELLS AND CANCER STEM CELLS  
A composition of an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-taxoid conjugate encapsulated in an oil-in-water nanoemulsion (NE) drug delivery system. A method of treating cancer by administering...
9881746 Flexible and transparent supercapacitors and fabrication using thin film carbon electrodes with controlled morphologies  
Mechanically flexible and optically transparent thin film solid state supercapacitors are fabricated by assembling nano-engineered carbon electrodes in porous templates. The electrodes have...
US20180027077 Software-Defined Implantable Ultrasonic Device for Use in the Internet of Medical Things  
Implantable and wearable devices and system for transmitting signals ultrasonically through biological tissue are implemented based on an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) platform software and...
US20180024123 Cationic Tags for Attomole Level Detection of Analytes by Mass Spectrometry  
The invention provides methods of detecting an analyte by multi-stage mass spectrometry with improved S/N ratio. An analyte is labeled with a positively-charged mass tag to form a precursor ion...
US20180019655 Highly Reliable and Compact Universal Power Converter  
A universal power converter of the present application may include a link stage between an input stage and an output stage that operates at a higher frequency than the frequency of the input power...
US20180016157 MO-DOPED COZZ-TYPE FERRITE COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR USE ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY  
A Co2Z hexaferrite composition is provided containing molybdenum and one or both of barium and strontium, having the formula (Ba2Sr(3-Z)Co(2+X))MoxFe(y-2x)O41 where x=0.01 to 0.20; y=20 to 24; and...
US20180000344 Internet-Linked Ultrasonic Network for Medical Devices  
A system and method is provided for transmitting signals ultrasonically among a network of implantable and wearable biological devices. The devices includes one or more implantable nodes, which...
US20170373647 Linearity Enhancement Method For Low-Power Low-Noise Amplifiers Biased In The Subthreshold Region  
An amplifier and corresponding method include a field-effect transistor (FET) amplifier and a cascode FET. Each FET may operate with a positive ratio between its third-order nonlinearity...
US20170367578 Ultrasonic Network for Wearable Devices  
An ultrasonic communication system and method provide a networking framework for wearable devices based on ultrasonic communications. The ultrasonic communication system and method incorporate a...
9853611 Instrumentation amplifier with digitally programmable input capacitance cancellation  
An instrumentation amplifier that includes input capacitance cancellation is provided. The architecture includes programmable capacitors between the input stage and a current feedback loop of the...
US20170360986 COLLAGENOUS TISSUE REPAIR DEVICE  
Methods and devices for tissue remodeling and repair of collagenous tissues, including tendons, ligaments, and bone, as well as scalable connective tissue manufacturing, are provided. Collagen...
9840774 Methods of preparing high density aligned silicon nanowire  
A simple, economical method of producing nanowire arrays is described. The method produces high density arrays having nanowires with diameters below 10 nm and does not require templating,...
US20170346466 IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE  
An impedance calibration device for a semiconductor device includes a process sensor that detects a process condition for the semiconductor device and outputs a process signal, a temperature...
US20170340712 CAMKK1 AS A NOVEL REGENERATIVE THERAPEUTIC  
Disclosed herein are methods of treating an ischemic or inflammatory condition in an organ or tissue of a patient comprising inducing an increase of the level of CAMKK1 in said organ or tissue.
9828326 Amooranin compounds and analogs thereof and related methods of use  
Methods for synthesizing amooranin (25-hydroxy-3-oxoolean-12-en-28-oic acid (AMR) and/or amooranin analogs, including amooranin methyl ester (AMR-Me), by using oleanolic acid in an oxidation...
US20170338732 Power Conversion Devices and Control Methods Therefor  
Power conversion devices with control algorithms that can solve the double frequency harmonic problem are provided, as are techniques for controlling power converters when the instantaneous values...
US20170331450 NANO- AND MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL RESONATORS  
A resonator including a piezoelectric plate and an interdigital electrode is provided. A ratio between a thickness of the plate and a pitch of the interdigital electrode may be from about 0.5 to...
US20170324361 INTELLIGENT COOPERATIVE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-UNIT PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR  
An intelligent cooperative control system and method thereof. A parallel structure for low-voltage multi-module permanent magnet synchronous motor cooperative control units is adopted to realize...
US20170316131 METHOD OF BATCHING AND SCHEDULING FOR STEELMAKING PRODUCTION WITH PLANT-WIDE PROCESS CONSIDERATION  
Provided is a method of batching and scheduling for steelmaking production with plant-wide process consideration, including the steps of: establishing a mathematical model for quantitatively...
US20170315163 REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND OF FUSED MAGNESIUM FURNACE GROUP  
A remote monitoring system and method for electricity demand of a fused magnesium furnace group. The system has a data acquisition device, a local PC, a cloud server and a remote PC. The data...
US20170306278 DEVICE FOR CONTROLLED APICAL FLOW IN CELL CULTURE INSERTS  
A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at least one outlet...
9797799 Intelligent adaptive system and method for monitoring leakage of oil pipeline networks based on big data  
The present invention relates to an intelligent adaptive system and method for monitoring leakage of oil pipeline networks based on big data. The present invention effectively analyzes a large...
US20170303135 Method for Sharing of Unlicensed Radio Frequency Bands by Cellular LTE and WiFi Networks  
A coexistence scheme enables spectrally-efficient and fair spectrum sharing between a first wireless network and a coexisting wireless network in the same frequency bands. The spectrum sharing...
US20170300115 Pneumatic Augmented Reality Tactile Feedback Platform  
The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for providing a user with haptic feedback, thus connecting the user with a virtual or remote environment. The device includes a...
US20170299552 Ultrasonic-Based System for Detection of Metallic Security Threats Containers on Cargo  
Proactively identifying and interdicting transport of commodities associated with illicit nuclear materials and nuclear weapons shielded by high Z-number materials, such as lead, can help ensure...
US20170291932 OSTEOGENIC BIOMATERIAL  
A composition for enhancing bone tissue repair or regeneration is described. The composition includes osteoactivin or an active peptide fragment thereof and a biocompatible material. Osteogenic...
9787340 Zero power radio frequency receiver  
A zero power radio frequency (RF) activated wake up device is provided. The device is based on a high-Q MEMS demodulator that filters an amplitude-modulated RF tone of interest from the entire...
9782428 Method for generation of broadly neutralizing anti-pathogen antibodies  
Methods and composition for potentiating germinal centers are disclosed herein. The methods include potentiating germinal centers to enhance antibody production in response to a vaccine, to...
US20170284945 CHARACTERIZATION OF DIELECTRIC SLABS ATTACHED TO THE BODY USING FOCUSED MILLIMETER WAVES  
A system for characterizing a dielectric object situated adjacent to an electrically conductive surface comprises a radiation source configured to radiate electromagnetic energy toward the...
US20170279571 Ultrasonic Multiplexing Network for Implantable Medical Devices  
A system and method for transmitting data ultrasonically through biological tissue employs a network of a plurality of nodes, at least a portion of the nodes implantable within the biological...
US20170270254 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR QUANTIFYING CLOSENESS OF TWO SETS OF NODES IN A NETWORK  
Network-based relative proximity measures according to the present invention quantify the closeness between any two sets of nodes (e.g., drug targets and disease genes in a biological network, or...
US20170261494 Disposable Single Cell Array for Personalized Diagnostics  
Paper-based single cell arrays are provided, as well as methods of making and using the arrays. The invention provides a low cost, high-throughput platform to detect and quantify different types...