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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...
US20170235961 TRUST ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED METHODS  
A pluggable trust architecture addresses the problem of establishing trust in hardware. The architecture has low impact on system performance and comprises a simple, user-supplied, and pluggable...
US20170233515 Quasicrystalline Structures and Uses Thereof  
This invention relates generally to the field of quasicrystalline structures. In preferred embodiments, the stopgap structure is more spherically symmetric than periodic structures facilitating...
9735783 Fine-grain dynamically reconfigurable FPGA architecture  
A field programmable gate array (FPGA) and method of reconfiguring a FPGA are disclosed. The FPGA includes a plurality of logic elements interconnected with reconfigurable switches and at least...
9735306 Wüstite-based photoelectrodes with lithium, hydrogen, sodium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and nickel additives  
A photoelectrode, photovoltaic device and photoelectrochemical cell and methods of making are disclosed. The photoelectrode includes an electrode at least partially formed of FeO combined with at...
9733185 Gradient structures interfacing microfluidics and nanofluidics, methods for fabrication and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to a device for interfacing nanofluidic and microfluidic components suitable for use in performing high throughput macromolecular analysis. Diffraction gradient...
US20170230360 CONTINUOUS AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON BIOAURA  
A user authentication system for an electronic device for use with a plurality of wireless wearable medical sensors (WMSs) and a wireless base station that receives a biomedical data stream...
US20170227995 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLICIT AUTHENTICATION  
A method and system capable of implicitly authenticating users based on information gathered from one or more sensors, which may be located in one or more devices, and an authentication model...
US20170213002 SAFETY-DRIVEN ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPLANTABLE AND WEARABLE MEDICAL DEVICES  
An implantable/wearable medical device is configured for use with a plurality of sensors. The device includes a host microcontroller, a safety coprocessor and an actuator. The host microcontroller...
US20170209864 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING PARTICLES  
Described herein are improved microfluidic devices and methods for processing cells that can improve cell quality, streamline workflows, and lower costs. Applications include research and clinical...
US20170209386 PROCESS FOR ENCAPSULATING SOLUBLE BIOLOGICS, THERAPEUTICS, AND IMAGING AGENTS  
An “inverse” precipitation route to precipitate aqueous soluble species with copolymers as nanoparticles having a hydrophilic, polar core and a less polar shell is described. A method of the...
US20170201394 System and Method for Disintegrated Channel Estimation in Wireless Networks  
A system and method for disintegrated channel estimation in wireless networks. The system provides a disintegrated channel estimation technique required to accomplish the spatial diversity...
9701557 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...
US20170195158 System and Method for Performing Initial Synchronization During Wireless Sector Searches  
A system and method for performing initial synchronization during wireless sector searches. The system includes a first subsystem for coarse timing alignment including a decimator to reduce...
US20170190722 DIALKYL COBALT CATALYSTS AND THEIR USE FOR HYDROSILYLATION AND DEHYDROGENATIVE SILYLATION  
Disclosed herein are dialkyl cobalt complexes containing pyridine di-imine ligands and their use as catalysts for hydrosilylation, dehydrogenative silylation, and/or crosslinking processes.
US20170189481 USE OF PEPTIDES THAT BLOCK METADHERIN- SND1 INTERACTION AS TREATMENT FOR CANCER  
The present disclosure related in general to methods of treating cancer by interfering with the interaction of metadherin with Staphylococcal nuclease domain-containing 1 (SND1) using peptides or...
9698812 Multiplying analog to digital converter and method  
A multiplying analog to digital converter including an analog to digital converter (ADC) having a sample input and a feedback input and an ADC output configured with a feedback path configured to...
9698286 Quantum well infrared photodetectors using II-VI material systems  
A quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) and method of making is disclosed. The QWIP includes a plurality of epi-layers formed into multiple periods of quantum wells, each of the quantum wells...
9696317 Greener process to synthesize water-soluble Mn2+-doped CdSSe(ZnS) core(shell) nanocrystals for ratiometric temperature sensing, nanocrystals, and methods implementing nanocrystals  
Novel Mn2+-doped quantum dots are provided. These Mn2+-doped quantum dots exhibit excellent temperature sensitivity in both organic solvents and water-based solutions. Methods of preparing the...
US20170186561 GRAPHENE-IONIC LIQUID COMPOSITES  
Method of making a graphene-ionic liquid composite. The composite can be used to make electrodes for energy storage devices, such as batteries and supercapacitors.
US20170185534 TUNABLE OBLIVIOUS RAM  
An approach to implementing or configuring an Oblivious RAM (ORAM), which in addition to behaving as a RAM, provides a way to meet a specified degree of privacy in a manner that avoids applying...
US20170182288 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING OR PREVENTING COLONIZATION OF FLUID FLOW NETWORKS BY MICROORGANISMS  
The invention includes novel devices and methods for inhibiting or preventing colonization of fluid flow networks by bacteria that have upstream surface motility. In certain aspects, the devices...
9691034 Machine-learning accelerator (MLA) integrated circuit for extracting features from signals and performing inference computations  
A machine-learning accelerator (MLA) integrated circuit for extracting features from signals and performing inference computations is disclosed. The MLA integrated circuit includes a framework of...
9679360 High-resolution light-field imaging  
A relatively high-resolution image from a conventional camera can be computationally combined with a relatively low-resolution wavefront measurement from, for example, a Shack-Hartmann sensor in...
9678038 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...
9677052 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,...
9672394 System and method for securing backscatter wireless communication  
A system and method for securing backscatter communication. In one embodiment, a backscatter communication system includes a reader. The reader is configured to receive backscatter transmissions....
US20170153339 PASSIVE WAVEGUIDE STRUCTURES AND INTEGRATED DETECTION AND/OR IMAGING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING THE SAME  
Passive components adapted for integration with at least one active semiconductor device, in an embodiment, comprise at least one metallic structure dimensioned and arranged to absorb and/or...
US20170152207 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR HYDROCARBON FUNCTIONALIZATION  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of hydrocarbon functionalization, methods and systems for converting a hydrocarbon into a compound including at least one group ((e.g.,...
US20170138844 METHOD FOR PRODUCTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF WEYL SEMIMETAL  
Disclosed is a method for producing and identifying a Weyl semimetal. Identification is enabled via a combination of the vacuum ultraviolet (low-photon energy) and soft X-ray (SX) angle resolved...
US20170138799 FAST RESPONSE TEMPERATURE SENSOR  
In the present invention, a temperature sensor system and methods for using the apparatus are disclosed, the temperature sensor having particular thermal-inertia time constants. More specifically,...
US20170137549 TRANSITION METAL CATALYSTS FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION  
In one aspect, a chelating phosphine-phosphonic diamide (PPDA) ligand is described herein for constructing transition metal complexes operable for catalysis of olefin polymerization, including...
US20170135802 3D PRINTED PATIENT-SPECIFIC CONDUITS FOR TREATING COMPLEX PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY  
The present invention includes biomimetic nerve conduits that can be used as nerve regeneration pathways. The present invention further provides methods of preparing and using biomimetic nerve...
US20170123528 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...
9642254 Conductive circuit containing a polymer composition containing thermally exfoliated graphite oxide and method of making the same  
A conductive circuit containing a polymer composite, which contains at least one polymer and a modified graphite oxide material, containing thermally exfoliated graphite oxide having a surface...
US20170115241 TRANSITION EDGE SENSOR FOR X-RAY FLUORESCENCE (TES-XRF) FOR HIGH RESOLUTION MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION  
A method and system for performing material identification and 2D scanning of a room temperature sample using a TES detector.
9628179 System and method for nonlinear self-filtering via dynamical stochastic resonance  
A system and method for filtering and enhancing signals from a noise background based on the nonlinear interaction of waves. The system and method amplify low-level signals, hide information in...