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9797060 Nanostructured sapphire optical fiber sensing platform  
A method for fabricating a sensor includes coating an end-polished sapphire fiber with aluminum to produce a sapphire fiber having an aluminum coating, anodizing the aluminum coating to produce an...
US20170279929 HIGH-PERFORMANCE WEB SERVER, PROTOCOL AND CLIENT  
A protocol, server and client producing high performance web service with security and lower power requirements. A web protocol retrofits web browsers with a translating program on the client to...
9738526 Popcorn-like growth of graphene-carbon nanotube multi-stack hybrid three-dimensional architecture for energy storage devices  
Graphene-carbon nanotube multi-stack three-dimensional architectures (graphene-CNT stacks) are formed by a “popcorn-like” growth method, in which carbon nanotubes are grown throughout the...
US20170230447 COMPUTE-COMMUNICATE CONTINUUM TECHNOLOGY  
The present disclosure relates to Compute-Communicate Continuum (“CCC”) technology, which challenges today's use model of Computing and Communications as independent but interfacing entities. CCC...
US20170213290 APPARATUS, METHODS, SYSTEM AND FRAMEWORK FOR DISCOVERING, COPYING AND CURATING INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS  
The present disclosure relates to a system, apparatus and method through which novice or new investors can begin to invest by using the knowledge shared by seasoned investors, who are incentivized...
9693990 Use of rhodamine dyes to reduce alveolar surface tension  
Rhodamine dye is delivered to regions of a lung having heterogeneous alveolar flooding by alveolar liquid, thereby lowering the surface tension of the alveolar liquid so as to lessen ventilation...
US20170172578 IMPLANTABLE NERVE GUIDANCE CONDUITS HAVING POLYMER FIBER GUIDANCE CHANNEL  
A nerve guidance conduit includes one or more guidance channels formed as porous polymeric structures. The guidance channels are within an outer tubular structure that includes randomly-oriented...
US20170167932 INTEGRATED SENSORS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING  
A wireless sensor includes a sensing element, a signal conditioning element, and a passive RFID tag. The sensing element is adapted to provide an electrical response indicating whether a physical...
US20170164237 System Apparatus And Methods For Cognitive Cloud Offloading In A Multi-Rat Enabled Wireless Device  
A system, method and apparatus having a mobile device with a plurality of radio access technologies, a server computer in the cloud running a cognitive offloader and cloud scheduler improves the...
US20170139031 PASSIVE ACOUSTIC DETECTION, TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An acoustic sensing system and method includes at least one cluster of acoustic sensors in communication with a computing device. The computing device is configured to process received acoustic...
9651649 Passive acoustic detection, tracking and classification system and method  
An acoustic sensing system and method includes at least one cluster of acoustic sensors in communication with a computing device. The computing device is configured to process received acoustic...
9640391 Direct and pre-patterned synthesis of two-dimensional heterostructures  
A method for growing a transition metal dichalcogenide on a substrate, the method including providing a growth substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; providing a...
US20170103463 SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OBSERVING, INTERACTING WITH AND TESTING A VIRTUAL MARKET  
An apparatus and method for modeling, interacting with and testing market behavior has a system defining a virtual market that may be used to study and test algorithmic trading and market behavior...
9613155 System and framework for multi-dimensionally visualizing and interacting with large data sets  
An apparatus and method for accessing and controlling data has a computer coupled to a display screen and to a source of a plurality of data items. The computer is programmed with a program having...
US20170088815 CONTROLLABLE FORMATION OF MICROVASCULAR NETWORKS USING SACRIFICIAL MICROFIBER TEMPLATES  
The present disclosure relates to fabricating sacrificial microfiber templates from any biocompatible and resorbable materials depending on the time needed for dissolving the microfiber template...
9585666 Implantable nerve conduit having a polymer fiber spiral guidance channel  
A nerve guidance conduit includes a spiral structured porous sheet decorated with channels on its surface and electrospun nanofibers in a parallel alignment with the channels and an outer tubular...
9573814 High-throughput graphene printing and selective transfer using a localized laser heating technique  
A method of high-throughput printing and selective transfer of graphene onto a substrate includes the steps of: providing a thermal release tape having graphene adhered thereto; placing a...
US20170021126 REDUCING VENTILATOR-INDUCED LUNG INJURY  
Methods are provided for protecting against ventilation-induced lung injury by promoting equitable liquid distribution in a lung with alveolar flooding, in which flooded and aerated alveoli are...
9540994 Planetary crank gear design for internal combustion engines  
A gearset including an internal ring gear; a first pinion gear disposed within the internal ring gear and having teeth meshing with teeth of the internal ring gear; a disc having a central axis...
US20160379822 DIRECT AND PRE-PATTERNED SYNTHESIS OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL HETEROSTRUCTURES  
A method for growing a transition metal dichalcogenide on a substrate, the method including providing a growth substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; providing a...
US20160375106 DILUTE SURFACTANT OR ISOLATED SURFACTANT PROTEIN SOLUTION FOR THE REDUCTION OF SURFACE TENSION IN THE LUNG  
In permeability lung edema, cardiogenic lung edema or neonatal respiratory distress, there is heterogeneous liquid distribution throughout the lungs. The excess alveolar liquid reduces gas...
US20160367151 WEARABLE GRAPHENE SENSORS  
A sensing system includes a sensor including a flexible substrate and a graphene oxide sensing element deposited on the flexible substrate. The graphene oxide sensing element has first and second...
US20160360373 Tracking Service Queues Using Single-Point Signal Monitoring  
A method of tracking a service queue using a single-point signal monitor in which at least one customer carries a wireless device may include: receiving a received signal strength from the...
9504796 Reducing ventilator-induced lung injury  
Methods are provided for protecting against ventilation-induced lung injury both directly, by lowering surface tension, and indirectly, by promoting equitable liquid distribution in pulmonary...
US20160298253 NANOSTRUCTURED SAPPHIRE OPTICAL FIBER SENSING PLATFORM  
A method for fabricating a sensor includes coating an end-polished sapphire fiber with aluminum to produce a sapphire fiber having an aluminum coating, anodizing the aluminum coating to produce an...
9458568 Creation of patterns in fibrous matrices using localized dissolution printing  
A method for fabricating a patterned fibrous matrix includes providing a printer adapted to use an etching solvent as an ink; providing to the printer a fibrous matrix to use as a printing medium;...
US20160277529 DEVICE-FREE ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION USING FINE-GRAINED WIFI SIGNATURES  
A system includes a device that is disposed within an environment and is adapted to communicate over a radio frequency communication link. The system also includes a wireless access point disposed...
9437893 In-membrane micro fuel cell  
An in-membrane micro fuel cell comprises an electrically-insulating membrane that is permissive to the flow of cations, such as protons, and a pair of electrodes deposited on channels formed in...
9414235 Method and apparatus for spectrum allocation in wireless networks  
The invention includes a method and apparatus for dynamically allocating spectrum available within a region including a plurality of base stations. The method includes obtaining a plurality of...
9399580 Granules of graphene oxide by spray drying  
Granules of graphene oxide may be produced from a dispersion of nanoscale graphene oxide sheets by a spray drying method. Such granules have a three-dimensional corrugated morphology. The...
US20160212163 Method and Apparatus to Identify the Source of Information or Misinformation in Large-Scale Social Media Networks  
A system and method of detecting a source of a rumor in a social media network is disclosed. The social media network includes a plurality of node clusters, each of the plurality of nodes therein...
9398268 Method and system for cooperative diversity visual cognition in wireless video sensor networks  
A method and system for cooperative diversity visual cognition in a wireless sensor network is disclosed. The method and system are capable of solving distributed visual cognition tasks (for...
US20160163210 Automated Framework For Personalized Learning From Heterogeneous Data Repositories  
An automated framework for personalized learning from heterogeneous data repositories is presented. The framework leverages learning modules that are extracted by harvesting and annotating...
US20160137986 EX VIVO HUMAN MULTIPLE MYELOMA CANCER NICHE AND ITS USE AS A MODEL FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA  
The described invention provides an ex vivo dynamic multiple myeloma (MM) cancer niche contained in a microfluidic device. The dynamic MM cancer niche includes (a) a three-dimensional tissue...
9340831 Gel-tethered molecular beacons  
The present invention relates to surface-patterned microgels to which molecular beacon probes are immobilized. The immobilized molecular beacon probes exhibit both low non-specific background and...
US20160115535 Gel-Tethering for Integrated Oligonucleotide Amplification and Real-Time Detection  
A device for detecting biospecific oligonucleotides includes a plurality of microgel spots, each of which is functionalized with molecular beacon probes and amplification primers tethered thereto....
US20160114873 VESSEL DISABLEMENT SYSTEM  
A system designed as a benign disablement weapon for use against sailboats and a method for using the system. The system may be easily deployed to stop sailboats by disabling the propeller. The...
9322646 Adaptive mechanism control and scanner positioning for improved three-dimensional laser scanning  
A method of adaptively positioning a scanner [10] within a three-dimensional scene identifies an optimal next position for the scanner [40] based on analysis of a data point cloud that mimics the...
9321030 Clay-containing thin films as carriers of absorbed molecules  
A film for the retention and controlled release of organic or inorganic molecules consists essentially of a phyllosilicate clay and a organic polyanion. The film may be a built-up layered film of...
9296241 Ink jet printing and patterning of explosive materials  
A method of forming a very small, i.e. microliter, finely detailed explosive train for the ignition of energetic munitions—which train is formed by ink jetting picoliter volume droplets of an...
9292493 Systems and methods for automatically detecting deception in human communications expressed in digital form  
An apparatus and method for determining whether text is deceptive has a computer programmed with software that automatically analyzes text in digital form by at least one of statistical analysis...
US20160067210 USE OF RHODAMINE DYES TO REDUCE ALVEOLAR SURFACE TENSION  
Rhodamine dye is delivered to regions of a lung having heterogeneous alveolar flooding by alveolar liquid, thereby lowering the surface tension of the alveolar liquid so as to lessen ventilation...
9267938 Ex vivo human multiple myeloma cancer niche and its use as a model for personalized treatment of multiple myeloma  
The described invention provides an ex vivo dynamic multiple myeloma (MM) cancer niche contained in a microfluidic device. The dynamic MM cancer niche includes (a) a three-dimensional tissue...
US20160016802 GRANULES OF GRAPHENE OXIDE BY SPRAY DRYING  
Granules of graphene oxide may be produced from a dispersion of nanoscale graphene oxide sheets by a spray drying method. Such granules have a three-dimensional corrugated morphology. The...
US20150382156 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING DRIVER PHONE OPERATION USING DEVICE POSITION AND ORIENTATION DATA  
A method for determining the position in a vehicle of a first device in communication with a microprocessor may include receiving, at the microprocessor, a first set of inertial data from at least...
US20150368585 RECIPROCATING BIOMASS CONVERSION SCHEME  
A method for converting a biomass to a bio-oil includes providing a four-stroke internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, at least one piston, and a crankshaft coupled to each of...
US20150337489 Creation of patterns in fibrous matrices using localized dissolution printing  
A method for fabricating a patterned fibrous matrix includes providing a printer adapted to use an etching solvent as an ink; providing to the printer a fibrous matrix to use as a printing medium;...
US20150333598 VIBRATIONAL ENERGY HARVESTING FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH INSTRUMENTATION  
A system includes a vibrational energy harvesting device adapted to receive vibrational energy and convert the vibrational energy to electrical energy. The system also includes a computing device...
US20150323520 DIAGNOSIS OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT ACUTE REJECTION  
A method for identifying a kidney condition of a patient includes receiving a urine sample from a patient. The patient provides the urine sample a predetermined amount of time after having been...
9180223 Biphasic osteochondral scaffold for reconstruction of articular cartilage  
An osteochondral scaffold has a chondrogenic spiral scaffold in one end of an outer shell made of sintered microspheres, and an osteogenic spiral scaffold in the other end of the outer shell. Each...
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