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US20180047461 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMALL, CLEAN, STEADY-STATE FUSION REACTORS  
According to some embodiments, a system for widening and densifying a scrape-off layer (SOL) in a field reversed configuration (FRC) fusion reactor is disclosed. The system includes a gas box at...
US20180046313 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D POSITION AND GESTURE SENSING OF HUMAN HAND  
A three dimensional touch sensing system having a touch surface configured to detect a touch input located above the touch surface is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of capacitive touch...
US20180043168 VIBRATION-BASED SECURE SIDE CHANNEL FOR MEDICAL DEVICES  
According to some embodiments, a system for securing communications between an implantable wearable medical device (IWMD) and an external device (ED) is disclosed. The system includes a wireless...
9893354 Hyper-dendritic nanoporous zinc foam anodes, methods of producing the same, and methods for their use  
Disclosed are hyper-dendritic nanoporous zinc foam electrodes, viz., anodes, methods of producing the same, and methods for their use in electrochemical cells, especially in rechargeable...
9890182 Selective 1,2-hydrosilylation of terminally unsaturated 1,3-dienes using iron catalysts  
The present invention is directed to a selective and efficient process for the hydrosilylation of compounds containing terminally unsaturated 1,3-dienes using iron-based hydrosilylation catalysts....
US20180037526 TARGETED, METAL-CATALYZED FLUORINATION OF COMPLEX COMPOUNDS WITH FLUORIDE ION VIA DECARBOXYLATION  
Methods of preparing fluorinated compounds by carboxylative fluorination using fluoride are contained herein. Fluorinated compounds are provided. Methods of using fluorinated compounds are...
US20180036334 RNA CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE  
The present invention relates to a composition comprising an isolated, single stranded RNA molecule having a nucleotide sequence comprising 20 or more bases and a pattern of CpG dinucleotides...
9887356 3D printed active electronic materials and devices  
Disclosed is a process whereby diverse classes of materials can be 3D printed and fully integrated into device components with active properties. An exemplary embodiment shows the seamless...
9885806 Narrow-band frequency filters and splitters, photonic sensors, and cavities having pre-selected cavity modes  
Waveguides and electromagnetic cavities fabricated in hyperuniform disordered materials with complete photonic bandgaps are provided. Devices comprising electromagnetic cavities fabricated in...
9883682 Method and apparatus for pasteurizing shell eggs using radio frequency heating  
Radio frequency (RF) energy is used to quickly heat the yolk portion of a shell egg. An anode and corresponding cathode are applied to each individual egg. As the egg is selectively and...
US20180032896 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING AND COMPUTATION  
A quantum information processing system comprises a light source, a detector, at least one spatial light modulator and at least one optical lens. The light source is configured to provide a beam...
US20180029909 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NITROGEN REMOVAL USING FEAMMOX MICROORGANISMS  
Processes and compositions for removal nitrogen, organic and inorganic contaminants from wastewater using Feammox bacterium are provided.
9882167 Hybrid layers for use in coatings on electronic devices or other articles  
A method for protecting an electronic device comprising an organic device body. The method involves the use of a hybrid layer deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The hybrid layer comprises a...
US20180015449 Non-precious Metal-based Hyrdosilylation Catalysts Exhibiting Improved Selectivity  
Disclosed herein is the use of manganese, iron, cobalt, or nickel complexes containing tridentate pyridine di-imine ligands as hydrosilylation catalysts. These complexes are effective for...
9865009 System and method for variable pricing of data usage  
A system and method for delivering variable pricing of data usage to a user device operated by a user is disclosed. The system includes a server configured with a usage monitor configured to...
9863975 Femtosecond laser excitation tagging anemometry  
An apparatus for the imaging of gaseous fluid motion is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sub-nanosecond pulsed laser. The sub-nanosecond pulsed laser is configured to cause a particle species...
US20180002379 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF HIGHLY SPECIFIC NUCLEASES  
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for identification of specific DNA binding domains for constructing highly specific nucleases, which allows for pristine genome editing.
US20170362654 BIOMARKERS OF OOCYTE QUALITY  
The present technology relates to biomarkers of oocyte quality and oocyte quality dealine, as well as methods in connection with such biomarkers, including method of determining the quality of an...
US20170355977 OPTOGENETIC TOOL FOR RAPID AND REVERSIBLE CLUSTERING OF PROTEINS  
A protein construct including a gene encoding a light-sensitive protein fused to at least one of either a low complexity sequence, an intrinsically disordered protein region (IDR), or a repeating...
US20170355615 P-TYPE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING NICKEL OXIDE ALLOYS  
Disclosed herein is the formation of p-type transparent conducting oxides (TCO) having a structure of MgxNi1-xO or ZnxNi1-xO. These structures disrupt the two-dimensional confinement of individual...
US20170352720 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USING AN ORGANIC UNDERLAYER TO ENABLE CRYSTALLIZATION OF DISORDERED ORGANIC THIN FILMS  
Measurements on organic single crystals reveal remarkable optical and electrical characteristics compared to disordered films but practical device applications require uniform, pinhole-free films....
9838125 Multibeam radio frequency photonic beamformer using a multi-signal slow light time delay unit  
A photonic beamformer is disclosed andh is configured to transmit or receive a plurality of RF input signals from a plurality of antennas. The beamformer receiver includes a plurality of optical...
US20170343509 NANOCHANNEL ARRAYS AND THEIR PREPARATION AND USE FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT MACROMOLECULAR ANALYSIS  
Nanochannel arrays that enable high-throughput macromolecular analysis are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of preparing nanochannel arrays and nanofluidic chips. Methods of analyzing...
US20170333900 Microfluidic Processing of Leukocytes for Molecular Diagnostic Testing  
Described herein are microfluidic devices and methods that can greatly improve cell quality, streamline workflows, and lower costs. Applications include research and clinical diagnostics in...
9822769 Method and apparatus to produce high specific impulse and moderate thrust from a fusion-powered rocket engine  
A system and method for producing and controlling high thrust and desirable specific impulse from a continuous fusion reaction is disclosed. The resultant relatively small rocket engine will have...
US20170328835 GRADIENT STRUCTURES INTERFACING MICROFLUIDICS AND NANOFLUIDICS, METHODS FOR FABRICATION AND USES THEREOF  
A fluidic chip includes at least one nanochannel array, the nanochannel array including a surface having a nanofluidic area formed in the material of the surface; a microfluidic area on said...
9815723 Methods and compositions for nitrogen removal using feammox microorganisms  
Processes and compositions for removal nitrogen, organic and inorganic contaminants from wastewater using Feammox bacterium are provided.
US20170321212 SYSTEM FOR ISOLATING DNA MOLECULES  
Systems and methods for isolating DNA molecules that can include the steps of: providing a transposon mutant collection, the transposon mutant collection being stored in a plurality of wells;...
US20170318672 THERMAL OVERLOAD DEVICE CONTAINING A POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING THERMALLY EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE OXIDE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A thermal overload device containing a polymer composite, which contains at least one polymer and a modified graphite oxide material, containing thermally exfoliated graphite oxide having a...
US20170317203 SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING A SCALABLE LINEAR ARRAY OF QUANTUM DOTS  
An exemplary quantum dot device can be provided, which can include, for example, at least three conductive layers and at least two insulating layers electrically insulating the at least three...
US20170315110 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED SAMPLE ANALYSIS  
Systems and methods for monitoring the health status of a subject are provided. In certain embodiments, the method includes: applying a sample provided from a subject to a signal enhancing...
US20170312780 PATTERNING OF FRAGILE OR NON-PLANAR SURFACES FOR CELL ALIGNMENT  
A construct that supports cell attachment and alignment including a substrate that is incompatible with photolithography conditions, containing a physical pattern in at least part of one surface,...
US20170305769 EFFICIENT, MANGANESE CATALYZED PROCESS TO DECOMPOSE CYANIDE IONS AND HYDROGEN CYANIDE FOR WATER DECONTAMINATION  
Methods, kits, cartridges, and compounds related to generating chlorine dioxide by exposing ClO2− to at least one of a manganese porphyrin catalyst or a manganese porphyrazine catalyst are...
US20170304625 ADAPTIVE COGNITIVE PROSTHETIC AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF  
An adaptive cognitive prosthetic that learns to replace neural function that was lost due to a brain injury or disease is described herein. In some embodiments, an adaptive cognitive prosthetic...
US20170302396 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHOTONIC PROCESSING  
According to some embodiments, a network architecture is disclosed. The network architecture includes a plurality of processing network nodes. The network architecture further includes at least...
US20170301869 ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES AS PHOSPHORESCENT EMITTERS IN ORGANIC LEDS  
Organic light emitting devices are described wherein the emissive layer comprises a host material containing an emissive molecule, which molecule is adapted to luminesce when a voltage is applied...
US20170294686 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MECHANICALLY DETECTING ANOMALOUS BATTERY OPERATION  
An anomalous battery operating detection device, which includes a sensing unit capable of measuring mechanical properties of a battery, coupled to a processor for determining whether anomalous...
9782763 Non-precious metal-based hyrdosilylation catalysts exhibiting improved selectivity  
Disclosed herein is the use of manganese, iron, cobalt, or nickel complexes containing tridentate pyridine di-imine ligands as hydrosilylation catalysts. These complexes are effective for...
US20170279414 FREQUENCY AND BACK-OFF RECONFIGURABILITY IN MM-WAVE POWER AMPLIFIERS  
A power amplifier system for amplifying an input having a carrier frequency having an amplitude. The system includes a plurality of n amplifiers coupled to an asymmetrical combiner formed of a...
US20170266648 IRON AND COBALT CATALYZED HYDROGEN ISOTOPE LABELING OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS  
Methods of isotopic labeling are described herein. For example, a method of isotopically labeling an organic compound, in some embodiments, comprises providing a reaction mixture including the...
9767925 Method, apparatus, and system to reduce neutron production in small clean fusion reactors  
The invention is for a system and method to reduce neutron production from a deuterium-helium-3 (D-3He) fueled, steady-state, small nuclear fusion reactor. The reactor employs a field-reversed...
9757407 Treatment of viral infections by modulation of host cell metabolic pathways  
Alterations of certain metabolite concentrations and fluxes that occur in response to viral infection are described. Host cell enzymes in the involved metabolic pathways are selected as targets...
9752175 Systems and methods to detect biofilm streamer growth and their uses  
Methods and systems of measuring biofilms and/or biofilm streamers are presented. The system has at least one channel, a biofilm streamer promotion element, a fluid capable of moving along the...
9751851 Molecules and compositions that inhibit gram negative bacteria and their uses  
Antivirulence strategies to combat Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are described. One strategy encompasses synthesis of a series of compounds that inhibit the production of pyocyanin, a redox-active...
US20170248831 MULTI-MODE CAVITIES FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY NONLINEAR WAVELENGTH CONVERSION FORMED WITH OVERLAP OPTIMIZATION  
A dual frequency optical resonator configured for optical coupling to light having a first frequency ω1. The dual frequency optical resonator includes a plurality of alternating layer pairs...
US20170248508 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MULTI-STEP CELL PURIFICATION AND CONCENTRATION  
Described herein are microfluidic devices and methods that can separate and concentrate particles in a sample.
US20170243124 MACHINE-LEARNING CLASSIFIER BASED ON COMPARATORS FOR DIRECT INFERENCE ON ANALOG SENSOR DATA  
A weak binary classifier configured to receive an input signal for classification and generate a classification output is disclosed. The weak binary classifier includes a plurality of weighting...
US20170239658 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING THE SHEAR MODULUS OF GENOMIC LENGTH DSDNA MOLECULES  
In some embodiments, a method for manipulating DNA molecules for use in a microfluidic device is provided, where the method may comprise providing a solution of a plurality of DNA molecules having...
US20170239350 MODIFIED LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE GLYCOFORM AND METHOD OF USE  
The present disclosure generally relates to genetic engineering of bacteria. More particularly, the present disclosure describes genetic engineering of E. coli to create mutant O-antigen ligase,...
9740353 System and method for 3D position and gesture sensing of human hand  
A three dimensional touch sensing system having a touch surface configured to detect a touch input located above the touch surface is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of capacitive touch...