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US20180200386 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO MODULATE CELL ACTIVITY  
The present invention provides methods and compositions for the remote control of cell function based on the use of a magnetic field to excite paramagnetic nanoparticles targeted to specific cell...
US20180199469 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND ASSEMBLIES FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT  
Methods, systems, and assemblies for cooling an electronic component are disclosed. A heat sink assembly includes first and second substrates. The first substrate is in thermal contact with the...
US20180192981 COMBINATION OF AN X-RAY TUBE AND A SOURCE GRATING WITH ELECTRON BEAM MANIPULATION  
Novel and advantageous systems and methods for performing X-ray imaging by using an X-ray source with source grating functionality incorporated therein are provided. An electron beam can be...
US20180192980 X-RAY PHASE-CONTRAST AND DARK-FIELD INFORMATION EXTRACTION WITH ELECTRIC FRINGE SCANNING AND/OR ACTIVE PIXEL PROCESSING  
Novel and advantageous systems and methods for performing X-ray imaging by extracting X-ray phase-shift and/or dark-field information through a detector that has built-in G2 functionality are...
10020822 Error tolerant memory system  
A system and method of providing error tolerant memory access operations on a memory device. A method is disclosed including: providing location information of weak memory cells, wherein the...
10020413 Fabrication of a local concentrator system  
A local concentrator apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an array of photovoltaic cells arranged along an elongated strip, and one or more optical elements. The one or more optical...
US20180185001 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR K-EDGE BASED INTERIOR TOMOGRAPHY IMAGE PROCESSING  
Provided are an apparatus and method for K-edge based interior tomography image processing. The apparatus efficiently performs tomography image reconstruction by acquiring different material...
10014689 Methods to form and operate multi-terminal power systems  
A method for forming and operating a multi-terminal power system, includes: connecting multiple sending terminals to a network of a power system; and local control of each sending terminal to...
10001472 3D determination of cell chirality  
Described herein is a method for determining chirality of a cell. The method includes culturing a cell on a base layer having a cell growth material. The method includes forming a top layer on the...
9985434 Multi-terminal DC power systems employing autonomous local control methods  
A multi-terminal DC power system includes: a DC network connecting together multiple terminals. Each terminal is represented by one of: a voltage source converter having a capacitor at an...
9963175 Active modular aerodynamic drag reduction system  
Systems and methods for airflow control of a moving ground vehicle are provided. The system includes an actuator module and a sensor unit mounted on the vehicle, and a controller. The actuator...
US20180122353 SOUND MASKING IN OPEN-PLAN SPACES USING NATURAL SOUNDS  
A system, method and program product for generating sound masking in an open-plan space. A method is disclosed that includes: establishing a set of acoustic criteria for the space that specifies...
9951149 Reversible heparin molecules and methods of making and using the same  
Methods and systems for synthesizing heparin compounds are provided. The chemoenzymatic synthesis of structurally homogeneous low molecular weight heparins that have a reversible anticoagulant...
US20180109873 COPRIME MICROPHONE ARRAY SYSTEM  
A coprime microphone array (CMA) system, comprising: a CMA arrangement that includes a pair of uniform linear microphone subarrays that are coincident and have a coprime number of microphones; a...
9932349 8-carboxamido-2,6-methano-3-benzazocines  
8-Substituted-2,6-methano-3-benzazocines of general structure I in which A is —CH2—OH, —CH2NH2, —NHSO2CH3, and Y is O, S or NOH are useful as analgesics, anti-diarrheal agents, anticonvulsants,...
9922838 Selective, electrochemical etching of a semiconductor  
Methods for facilitating fabricating semiconductor structures are provided which include: providing a multilayer structure including a semiconductor layer, the semiconductor layer including a...
9921602 Methods of computing steady-state voltage stability margins of power systems  
In steady-state voltage stability analysis, as load increases toward a maximum, conventional Newton-Raphson power flow Jacobian matrix becomes increasingly ill-conditioned so power flow fails to...
US20180068467 AUTOMATIC SYSTEM CALIBRATION METHOD OF X-RAY CT  
Systems and methods for geometric calibration and image reconstruction in computed tomography (CT) scanning using iterative reconstruction algorithms are provided. An iterative reconstruction...
9907928 Therapeutic environmental light and image system  
A therapeutic environmental light and image system and related methods are provided. A controller controls a lighting system and one or more images displayed on a display monitor to create a...
9907138 Occupancy sensing smart lighting system  
A smart lighting system and method that estimates occupancy using perturbation-modulated light and distributed non-imaging color sensors. A system is disclosed that includes a plurality of...
US20180050056 CONJUGATE INCLUDING CORE AND SIALIC ACID OR DERIVATIVE THEREOF BOUND TO SURFACE OF CORE AND USE THEREOF  
Provided are a conjugate including a core and sialic acids or derivatives thereof bound to the surface of the core, and use thereof. The conjugate provided in the present invention binds with...
US20180045181 MODULAR ACTIVE STRUCTURAL VIBRATION SUPPRESSION FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES  
Systems, methods, and kits for reducing structural vibrations on wind turbine blades are provided. The actual dynamic structural conditions of a wind turbine blade can be used as a feedback...
9894728 Flash lighting with optimized power-distribution  
Flash light-generating methods and systems are provided, which, in one aspect, include: obtaining one or more measurements of existing light on or around an illumination target; ascertaining a...
US20180025849 SOLAR CELL EMPLOYING PHOSPHORESCENT MATERIALS  
A solar cell device having a solid state light absorber region that incorporates a donor-acceptor particle structure. The particle structure includes acceptor particles that generate a flow of...
9859561 High-performance cathode materials for lithium sulfur batteries from lignosulfonate  
Methods of making cathodes for lithium-sulfur batteries are disclosed, in addition to cathodes and batteries containing the cathodes. A method of making a cathode is disclosed which includes...
US20170369526 BONE PROTEIN EXTRACTION WITHOUT DEMINERALIZATION  
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to protein extraction and, more generally, to bone protein extraction methods that do not require demineralization. In one embodiment, the invention...
US20170362585 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR X-GENETICS  
Methods and systems of using X-ray radiation to irradiate X-ray sensitive biomolecules to allow for specific control over the behavior of cells via the X-ray irradiation are provided. The systems...
US20170360385 NOVEL SPECTRAL CT SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Novel and advantageous methods and systems for performing spectral computed tomography are provided. An edge-on detector, such as a silicon strip detector, can be used to receive X-rays after...
US20170356603 SCATTERED-PHOTON EXTRACTION-BASED LIGHT FIXTURES  
A light fixture includes a light source, a wavelength-conversion material, and a reflector. The light source is configured to emit a first radiation, and has a front surface and a back surface....
US20170355811 NOVEL POLYMERS AND METHODS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a novel class of polymers with superior mechanical properties and chemical stability, as compared to known polymers. These polymers are particularly well...
9822204 Vinyl ether functional oligomers and methods for making and using same  
The present invention includes vinyl ether functional oligomers and methods for their preparation, the method including alternating free radical copolymerization of a dialkyl maleate or dialkyl...
9810794 Fabricating radiation-detecting structures  
Methods for fabricating radiation-detecting structures are presented. The methods include, for instance: fabricating a radiation-detecting structure, the fabricating including: providing a...
US20170312698 SYNTHETIC MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention relates to synthetic membranes and use of these synthetic membranes for isolation of volatile organic compounds and purification of water. The synthetic membrane includes a...
9801600 X-ray phase-contrast imaging  
Systems and methods for X-ray phase-contrast imaging (PCI) are provided. A quasi-periodic phase grating can be positioned between an object being imaged and a detector. An analyzer grating can be...
US20170283759 Nanocomposite Scaffold for the In Vitro Isolation of Cells  
The present invention is directed to devices, methods and kits for cell-specific sorting of cells from a mixed population, e.g., from a tumor sample. Aspects of the invention combine aligned,...
9773953 Organic phosphor-functionalized nanoparticles and compositions comprising the same  
Provided is a phosphor-functionalized nanoparticle that includes an inorganic nanoparticle core; surface polymer brushes that include a plurality of long-chain polymers bonded to the surface of...
US20170253843 IN VITRO CULTURE MODEL OF ANISOTROPIC TO ISOTROPIC TRANSITIONS  
Cell culture devices, and related methods and kits, for modeling isotropic-to-anisotropic cellular transitions are provided. The devices can include a substrate having an isotropic film surface...
9746142 Scattered-photon extraction-based fixtures  
A light fixture includes a light source, a wavelength-conversion material, and a reflector. The light source is configured to emit a first radiation, and has a front surface and a back surface....
US20170245339 N-COLOR SCALABLE LED DRIVER  
Light-emitting diode (LED) driver systems that are scalable and can be used for N-color LED systems are provided. An LED system having N LED strings of different color can be efficiently driven...
US20170243597 BINAURALLY INTEGRATED CROSS-CORRELATION AUTO-CORRELATION MECHANISM  
A sound processing system, method and program product for estimating parameters from binaural audio data. A system is provided having: a system for inputting binaural audio; and a binaural signal...
9732427 Tunable nanoporous films on polymer substrates, and method for their manufacture  
The invention is directed to a composite polymer/nanoporous film system and methods of fabrication of tunable nanoporous coatings on flexible polymer substrates. The porosity of the nanoporous...
9730657 Computed tomography based on linear scanning  
Imaging methods and imaging systems are provided. Methods and systems of the subject invention can include linearly translating a source and a detector. The source and the detector can be moved in...
US20170229330 DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS USING DIAMAGNETIC LEVITATION  
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to directed self-assembly (DSA) and, more particularly, to the DSA of electronic components using diamagnetic levitation.
US20170217977 8-CARBOXAMIDO-2,6-METHANO-3-BENZAZOCINES  
8-Substituted-2,6-methano-3-benzazocines of general structure I in which A is —CH2—OH, —CH2NH2, —NHSO2CH3, and Y is O, S or NOH are useful as analgesics, anti-diarrheal agents, anticonvulsants,...
9722154 Full spectrum solid state white light source, method for manufacturing and applications  
A method of manufacturing a down-conversion substrate for use in a light system includes forming a first crystallography layer including one or more phosphor materials and, optionally, applying at...
US20170213534 INTERACTIVE, EXPRESSIVE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT SYSTEM  
Systems and methods capable of providing adaptive and responsive accompaniment to music with fixed chord progressions, such as jazz and pop, are provided. A system can include one or more...
US20170211837 COLLABORATIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A collaborative energy management system, method and program product for a multi-zone space. A system is disclosed including: a plurality of environment sensors located throughout the multi-zone...
US20170207493 SCALABLE SILICON ANODES AND THE ROLE OF PARYLENE FILMS IN IMPROVING ELECTRODE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS IN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS  
A lithium-based energy storage system includes an electrolyte and an electrode. The electrode has a conformal coating of parylene. The parylene forms an artificial solid electrolyte interface...
US20170203289 ANION EXCHANGE MEMBRANES AND POLYMERS FOR USE IN SAME  
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to anion exchange membranes and, more particularly, to anion exchange membranes comprising a styrene block copolymer and methods for their...
US20170198093 OXETANE POLYMERS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF  
The invention is directed to processes for preparation of oxetane polymers, wherein an epoxide accelerant is reacted with one or more equivalents of a 3-monosubstituted oxetane or a...