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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...
9705442 Asymmetrical multi-lane multi-phase motor drives  
Motor drives and drive systems are provided. A motor drive of the subject invention can be an asymmetrical, multi-lane, multi-phase motor drive. The motor drive can include a master lane and slave...
US20170192691 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...
US20170189857 ANTI-FOULING CHIRAL SURFACES FOR MEMBRANE FILTRATION AND METHODS THEREFOR  
The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, a modified surface comprising an optically active monomer, a polymeric material having a surface onto which the optically active monomer is...
US20170182282 LUMINOUS ROOF FOR NICU INCUBATORS FOR REGULATING CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS IN INFANTS AND FOR PROVIDING HIGH VISIBILITY OF INFANT ANATOMY FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF  
Multipurpose lighting systems and methods of providing controllable lighting are provided. A lighting system includes a sheet of flexible material, a plurality of light sources and a controller....
US20170181244 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...
US20170170025 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...
US20170165345 NANOPARTICLES FOR IMMUNE STIMULATION  
The invention relates, in part, to nanoparticles, methods for preparing nanoparticles and methods of administering nanoparticles for immune stimulation. An immune-stimulating nanoparticle of the...
US20170139060 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...
US20170135177 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...
US20170133543 RADIATION-DETECTING STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF  
Radiation detecting-structures and fabrications methods thereof are presented. The methods include, for instance: providing a substrate, the substrate including at least one trench extending into...
US20170121748 MICROBIAL POLYCULTURES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Disclosed herein are novel microbial polycultures of two or more cell strains, capable of producing flavanones, flavonoids, and anthocyanidin-3-O-glucosides, and methods of use thereof. Also...
9617306 Peptide inhibitors of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization and uses thereof  
In an embodiment, the present disclosure pertains to a composition for inhibiting calcium oxalate monohydrate crystal growth comprising at least one isolated polypeptide comprising a plurality of...
US20170099713 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIGHTING AN ENVIRONMENT  
Systems and methods for lighting an environment are disclosed. A lighting system includes at least one light source and a control system in communication with the at least one light source. The...
US20170095469 QUATERNARY OPIOID CARBOXAMIDES  
Compounds of formulas: are disclosed. The compounds are useful for ameliorating the side effects of therapeutic opiates.
US20170095382 MOBILE HUMAN-FRIENDLY ASSISTIVE ROBOT  
A robotic assistant, associated software and methodology for operating the same. The described robotic assistant includes: a motorized base having at least two motor driven wheels controlled by a...
US20170084760 ULTRA-LOW REFLECTANCE BROADBAND OMNI-DIRECTIONAL ANTI-REFLECTION COATING  
An anti-reflection coating has an average total reflectance of less than 10%, for example less than 5.9% such as from 4.9% to 5.9%, over a spectrum of wavelengths of 400-1100 nm and a range of...
9600910 Attenuation map reconstruction from TOF PET data  
Advantageous methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided. An attenuation map for an image can be reconstructed with no known sub-region of the attenuation map prior to performing...
9594164 Method and apparatus for an acoustic-electric channel mounting  
Method and apparatus for rotational alignment and attachment of ultrasonic transducers to a barrier with one submerged surface uses a temporary transducer assembly to position mounting rings on...
US20170047588 POROUS GRAPHENE NETWORK ELECTRODES AND AN ALL-CARBON LITHIUM ION BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME  
Systems for the production of graphene oxide sheets are provided. The systems include electro-deposition and spray deposition techniques. The graphene oxide sheets may be used as pre-cursors for...
US20170044327 MATRIX-FREE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES AND RELATED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREOF  
The present disclosure relates to a matrix-free polymer nanocomposite. The matrix-free polymer nanocomposite includes a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles, which form the...
US20170043041 NANOPARTICLE-ENABLED X-RAY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (NXMRI)  
Imaging systems and methods are provided. Systems and methods of the subject invention can include the use of nanoparticles (for example, nanophosphors) within a sample to be imaged. Excitation...
9567017 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...
9562225 Internalization of proteins into hollowed gold nanostructures  
Provided is a gold nanocage with pores, charged ligand molecules covalently bound to internal surfaces of the gold nanocage, and payload molecules electrostatically adsorbed onto said charged...
9556727 Method and apparatus for acoustic downhole telemetry and power delivery system using transverse or torsional waves  
Methods and apparatus for transmitting power and data along a metal pipe using wideband acoustic waves. Arrangements use shear-horizontal waves, transmitting narrowband signals for power...