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US20170299682 FIELD-MAPPING AND ARTIFACT CORRECTION IN MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING  
A method for generating a magnetic resonance image of an object in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, wherein the object contains at least one metallic implant is provided. The MRI system...
US20170299679 METHOD FOR ESTIMATING T2  
A method for providing an estimated 3D T2 map for magnetic resonance imaging using a Double-Echo Steady-State (DESS) sequence for a volume of an object in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system...
US20170298455 COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR IMAGING STEM CELLS  
An expression vector, comprising a first reporter nucleic acid sequence operably linked to a first expression control sequence comprising a promoter; and a second reporter nucleic acid sequence...
US20170296806 NANOPILLAR ELECTRODE DEVICES AND METHODS OF RECORDING ACTION POTENTIALS  
This disclosure provide a nanopillar electrode device, comprising a substrate patterned with a plurality of metal pads. The device may further comprise a plurality of nanopillars electrode arrays,...
9789119 Cognitive function  
Provided herein are methods, drug formulations, and dosing regimens for improving cognitive function in a normal or cognitively impaired subject. For instance, methods provided herein comprise...
9788823 Methods for the prevention of surgical site infections  
Several methods to reduce surgical site infections include inserting a surgical access device into an incision, retracting tissue, and introducing fluid into the surgical access device such that...
US20170292915 Scalable Bio-Element Analysis  
A method is provided for detecting one or more analytes in a sample. The method relies, in part, on the ability of functionalized particles added to the sample to partially or completely inhibit...
9783841 Detection of target nucleic acids in a cellular sample  
Methods of assaying cells of a cellular sample for the presence of a target nucleic acid are provided. Aspects of the methods include evaluating a cellular sample that has been contacted with a...
9782248 Decellularized composite tissue bioscaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue interface reconstruction and methods of production  
One aspect of the present invention is a method of producing a decellularized composite tissue bioscaffold for musculoskeletal tissue interface reconstruction by physicochemically treating a...
US20170288253 Thermoelectrochemical Heat Converter  
A direct thermoelectrochemical heat-to-electricity converter includes two electrochemical cells at hot and cold temperatures, each having a gas-impermeable, electron-blocking membrane capable of...
US20170287633 Passive components for electronic circuits using conformal deposition on a scaffold  
Precision fabrication of 3D objects is used for fabricating passive electrical components. A 3D scaffold is fabricated and then electrically conductive and/or insulating layers are deposited on...
US20170285125 Motion correction in two-component magnetic resonance imaging  
Improved motion correction for magnetic resonance imaging is provided. An MR imaging method provides a first sequence of MR images and a second sequence of MR images where: 1) the two sequences...
US20170281147 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE PREVENTION OF INCISIONAL SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS  
A surgical access device for facilitating access through an incision to a surgical site in a patient's body has a pliable membrane which is configured to engage and expand the incision. The...
US20170281129 Coherence-based Beamforming for Improved Microbubble Detection in Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound  
Ultrasonic imaging is performed by constructing spatial coherence images of a target having microbubbles in it. The basis for this approach is the observation that the spatial coherence of...
US20170281121 Method of coherent flow imaging using synthetic transmit focusing and acoustic reciprocity  
Acoustic imaging based on angular coherence is provided. The target is insonified with collimated acoustic beams at several different incidence angles. The resulting images are processed to...
9777329 Non-invasive fetal genetic screening by digital analysis  
The present methods are exemplified by a process in which maternal blood containing fetal DNA is diluted to a nominal value of approximately 0.5 genome equivalent of DNA per reaction sample....
9777328 Non-invasive fetal genetic screening by digital analysis  
The present methods are exemplified by a process in which maternal blood containing fetal DNA is diluted to a nominal value of approximately 0.5 genome equivalent of DNA per reaction sample....
US20170275665 DIRECT CRISPR SPACER ACQUISITION FROM RNA BY A REVERSE-TRANSCRIPTASE-CAS1 FUSION PROTEIN  
The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for the integration of a target RNA or DNA into a DNA substrate. Also provided are methods of forming RNA-DNA bonds and enzymes for...
9774277 Energy harvesting  
As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus and/or method involves a plurality of transducer elements that convert energy waves conveyed via a multi-directional...
9773969 Electrostrictive element manufacturing method  
Provided is a method of manufacturing an electrostrictive element by which an electrostrictive element including an expandable and contradictable film electrode having a thin and uniform thickness...
9773612 Integrated magnetic devices with multi-axial magnetic anisotropy  
A method of fabricating in-plane or out-of-plane thin-film multi-axial magnetic anisotropy devices is provided that includes either depositing a magnetic material with perpendicular or partially...
9772407 Photonic-channeled X-ray detector array  
An X-ray detector array includes a scintillator that converts input X-ray radiation to secondary optical radiation output from the scintillator, a first telecentric micro lens array that array...
US20170266323 NEAR-INFRARED-II FLUORESCENT AGENTS, METHODS OF MAKING NEAR-INFRARED-II FLUORESCENT AGENTS, AND METHODS OF USING WATER-SOLUBLE NIR-II FLUORESCENT AGENTS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for compositions including organic, water-soluble NIR-II fluorescent agent that emit radiation at about 1.0 to 1.7 μm, methods of making the...
9765837 Electrically variable suspension  
A variable stiffness spring is provided that includes a dielectric diaphragm having a biaxially pre-strained film, where the dielectric diaphragm includes an out-of-plane stiffness at zero...
9765402 Nanoliter qPCR platform for parallel quantitative assessment of reductive dehalogenase genes  
Combinations of reductive dehalogenase (rdh) genes are a distinguishing genomic feature of closely-related organohalogen-respiring bacteria. This feature can be used to deconvolute the population...
US20170262694 Point-of-care Sample Analysis and Microscopy for Liquid Samples  
Improved colorimetric analysis of liquid samples is provided. A sample holder is used that delivers predetermined volumes of sample individually to each of several colorimetric test patches at the...
US20170259071 Wireless Midfield Systems and Methods  
Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target...
9759729 Blood biomarkers for necrotizing enterocolitis  
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) biomarkers, NEC biomarker panels, and methods for obtaining a NEC signature for a sample are provided. Also provided are methods, compositions, and kits for making...
9758589 Methods for enhancing anti-tumor antibody therapy  
Methods are provided to enhance the efficacy of antibody therapy directed to tumor cells.
9758392 Phased charging and discharging in capacitive desalination  
A system combines complete, ultra-thin cells into a monolithic and robust framework necessary for desalination applications which yields orders of magnitude faster desalination. The electrode...
9757587 Optogenetic method for generating an inhibitory current in a mammalian neuron  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated NpHR-based...
US20170253644 BINDING DOMAINS DIRECTED AGAINST GPCR:G PROTEIN COMPLEXES AND USES DERIVED THEREOF  
The present disclosure relates to the field of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) structural biology and signaling. In particular, the present disclosure relates to binding domains directed against...
US20170252310 Iron Chelators and Use Thereof for Reducing Transplant Failure During Rejection Episodes  
Formulations and methods are provided for improving the function, i.e. clinical outcome, of solid organ transplants. Lung transplantation is of particular interest. In the methods of the...
9753224 Field-programmable optical component  
Methods are known for implementing general optical functions using wave splitters. However, these methods rely on these wave splitters having maximal extinction ratio, which is difficult to...
9753007 Isotachophoretic focusing of nucleic acids  
A method and system are presented for fast and efficient isolation, purification and quantitation of nucleic acids from complex biological samples using isotachophoresis in microchannels. In an...
9750124 Piezoelectric particle accelerator  
A particle accelerator is provided that includes a piezoelectric accelerator element, where the piezoelectric accelerator element includes a hollow cylindrical shape, and an input transducer,...
9748581 Functionalized graphene-Pt composites for fuel cells and photoelectrochemical cells  
A method of growing crystals on two-dimensional layered material is provided that includes reversibly hydrogenating a two-dimensional layered material, using a controlled radio-frequency hydrogen...
9748421 Multiple carbon nanotube transfer and its applications for making high-performance carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (CNFET), transparent electrodes, and three-dimensional integration of CNFETs  
A wafer-scale multiple carbon nanotube transfer process is provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, plasma exposure processes are performed at various stages of the fabrication...
9747633 Method and related apparatus for generating online and printing on-demand compilation of works with customer selectable printing options  
A method and related computer program product for customizing price-related options for printing a compilation of works, including the steps of: compiling the compilation of works; setting...
9745590 Circular nucleic acid vectors, and methods for making and using the same  
Circular nucleic acid vectors that provide for persistently high levels of protein expression are provided. The circular vectors of the subject invention are characterized by being devoid of...
9744369 Multi-element coupler for generation of electromagnetic energy  
Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target...
9739765 Metal-based covalent viability reagent for single cell analysis  
The present invention provides a robust viability stain for methods utilizing elemental analysis. A population of cells is contacted with an effective dose of a non-chelated...
9738873 Activation of innate immunity for enhanced nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells with mRNA  
The nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells with mRNA encoding reprogramming factors is shown to be greatly accelerated by activation of innate immune responses in the somatic cell. Methods of...
9737875 Affinity reagents for protein purification  
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for purifying proteins from crude solutions.
9737480 ARRDC1-mediated microvesicles (ARMMs) and uses thereof  
The invention provide isolated arrestin domain-containing protein 1 (ARRDC1)-mediated micro vesicles (ARMMs). Methods for generating and for isolating ARMMs are also provided herein. ARMMs can be...
US20170235446 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF GENERATING A CHART MATRIX IN A DATA VISUALIZATION REGION  
An exemplary method of generating a chart matrix comprises outputting a user interface (UI) comprising a row header UI section, a column header UI section, and a grid header UI section in a...
US20170235056 Phase shifting by mechanical movement  
A modified directional coupler structure is used to provide a controllable time delay or phase shift for radiation propagating through the structure. A longitudinal displacement of the interaction...
US20170234952 ROBUST DUAL ECHO DIXON IMAGING WITH FLEXIBLE ECHO TIMES  
A method for creating a first MRI image and a second MRI image is provided. A first echo is read out. A second echo is read out. The first echo readout is used to generate a first image set, with...
9732121 Rational vaccine design for hepatitis C virus  
Compositions and methods are provided relating to HCV E2 protein and modifications thereto which enhance the immunogenicity of the protein for vaccine development with respect to the generation of...
9730977 Inhibitors of mitochondrial fission and methods of use thereof  
The present disclosure provides peptides and constructs that inhibit mitochondrial fission, and compositions comprising the peptides or constructs. The present disclosure provides methods of...