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US20180195197 NANOSTRUCTURED ELECTRODES AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION AND USE  
Disclosed herein are methods for forming carbon-modified nanostructured titanium-based materials, nanostructured electrodes, and nanostructured catalysts. Also disclosed herein are methods of use...
US20180194864 COAGULATION OF CHITIN FROM IONIC LIQUID SOLUTIONS USING KOSMOTROPIC SALTS  
Methods for separating chitin from a chitinous biomass are described, the methods comprising contacting the chitinous biomass with an ionic liquid to form a mixture comprising chitin; contacting...
10021426 Multi-layer integrated unequal error protection with optimal parameter determination for video quality granularity-oriented transmissions  
A cross-layer encoder for providing UEP encoding of video data configured to provide UEP encoding of video data at an application layer of a transmission channel by receiving video packets having...
10011683 Synthesis of linear polyethyleneimine by living anionic polymerization  
Disclosed herein are methods for the productions of linear polyethyleneimine using living anionic polymerization of appropriately functionalized aziridine monomers.
10010936 Systems and methods for designing and fabricating support structures for overhang geometries of parts in additive manufacturing  
Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more...
US20180170847 METHODS OF ACYLATION WITH AN IONIC LIQUID CATALYZING MEDIUM  
Described herein are methods of acylating an aryl substrate comprising combining a substituted aryl substrate with an acylating agent in the presence of a catalyzing medium, thereby acylating the...
9994791 Method for extracting lipids from algae  
Methods for the extraction of intracellular contents from biomass, in particular from algae, are described. The pH level of the algae cell culture is modified and mixed with a surfactant or a...
9992048 Systems and methods for detecting unused communication spectrum  
Systems and methods for cognitive radio spectrum sensing of a signal are disclosed herein. On exemplary method comprises applying a pre-defined cyclostationary feature to detect the presence of...
9991048 Wireless power transfer systems and methods  
Systems and methods for transmitting and receiving wireless power are disclosed. A transmitter may include one or more magnetic inductive coil(s) configured to transmit power, a plurality of drive...
US20180141088 SERVICE TOOLS AND METHODS OF USING SAME  
The present application relates to service tools and methods for servicing an elevator.
9978885 Thermo-compensated silicon photo-multiplier with on-chip thermistor  
A silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) device is provided with a SiPM matrix fabricated on a substrate, a bias power supply connected to the SiPM matrix, and a compensation circuit coupled to the bias...
9977452 Multi-input or multi-output energy system architectures and control methods  
Systems and methods for efficiently controlling energy sources are disclosed. In one example, a system for processing and storing energy may include a plurality of cells that store energy and a...
9954124 Thermo-compensated silicon photo-multiplier with on-chip temperature sensor  
A silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) device is provided with a SiPM matrix and a temperature compensation circuit fabricated on a substrate. The temperature compensation circuit can include a...
US20180105438 ULTRAVIOLET DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE INACTIVATION OF A PATHOGEN IN A FLOWING WATER SAMPLE  
The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for the disinfection of a flowing water sample using ultraviolet light.
9948173 Systems and methods for short-time fourier transform spectrogram based and sinusoidality based control  
A method of controlling the stability of a power converter in a closed-loop control system. The method includes inputting a variable to be controlled such as an output voltage of the power...
9938024 Object redirection using energetic pulses  
An object redirection system may generate a high-resolution three-dimensional map of a surface of a target. Based on the map, the system may identify locations on the target's surface and direct...
US20180087290 PRIVACY TENT  
Various implementations include a fully collapsible and portable tent. For example, in various implementations, the tent includes a frame assembly that includes two or more frame members and two...
US20180059191 METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR MEASURING IMPEDANCE SPECTRUM, POWER SPECTRUM, OR SPECTRAL DENSITY USING FREQUENCY COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF POWER CONVERTER VOLTAGE AND CURRENT RIPPLES  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for measuring impedance spectrum, power or energy density, and/or spectral density using frequency component analysis of power converter voltage and current...
9880973 System and method for determining when to turn off engines  
Systems and methods for determining when to turn off an engine are described. The systems and methods may identify when an amount of carboxyhemoglobin exceeds a predetermined threshold; and...
US20180021723 GAS TREATING SOLUTIONS CONTAINING IMIDAZOLE-AMINE COMPOUNDS  
Systems comprising a composition where an imidazole is tethered to an amine and a solvent are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using...
9867889 Shape-controlled magnetic nanoparticles as T1 contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging  
Methods are provided for the generation of nanostructures suitable for use in magnetic resonance imaging where the nanostructures have at least one dimension of about 2 nm or less. In particular,...
US20180008000 CUSTOMIZED INSOLES FOR DIABETIC AND PRESSURE ULCERS  
Disclosed herein are insoles useful for treating skin injuries on a foot, for instance ulcers. The insoles are customizable for each patient's foot and can include various portions of differing...
US20180006555 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR SIMULTANEOUS WIRELESS AND WIRED POWER TRANSFER  
Systems, devices, controllers, and methods for simultaneous transfer of wireless and wired power are described herein. An example device can include a power converter or inverter circuit having a...
9856672 Privacy tent  
Various implementations include a fully collapsible and portable tent. For example, in various implementations, the tent includes a frame assembly that includes two or more frame members and two...
9845380 Ionic polyimide materials and methods of use  
Disclosed are compositions and methods of preparing ionic polyimides. Also disclosed are methods to tune the properties of the ionic polyimide by designing the components of the ionic polyimide....
9844589 Modified human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) group M consensus envelope glycoproteins capable of inducing broadly reactive T- and B-cell responses  
The invention relates to HIV-1 envelope polypeptides comprising the consensus envelope of SEQ ID NO: 35, compositions comprising these envelopes and methods for using same.
US20170357856 ACTIVE COMPRESSIVE SENSING VIA A THERMAL SENSOR FOR HUMAN SCENARIO RECOGNITION  
Disclosed and described herein is a system and a method for thermal detection of static and moving objects.
9842678 MnBi magnetic material  
A binary, ternary, quaternary, or quinary Mn—X magnetic material (X represents at least one element selected from Al, Bi, Ga, and Rh) has a thickness of 100 nm or less and exhibits a uniaxial...
US20170332633 DOUBLE SALT IONIC LIQUIDS OF HERBICIDES  
Disclosed are compositions and methods of preparing compositions of active herbicidal ingredients comprising two or more active herbicidal ingredients. Also disclosed are methods of using the...
9821053 Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 group M consensus and mosaic envelope glycoproteins  
The disclosure relates to nucleic acids mosaic clade M HIV-1 Env polypeptides and to compositions and vectors comprising same. The nucleic acids are suitable for use in inducing an immune response...
9817375 Systems and methods for modeling energy consumption and creating demand response strategies using learning-based approaches  
According to various implementations, a demand response (DR) strategy system is described that can effectively model the HVAC energy consumption of a house using a learning based approach that is...
9814637 Patient monitoring systems and methods  
Various implementations of a patient monitoring assembly may be useful in preventing pressure ulcers, monitoring of air cushion inflation, estimating physical activity and energy expenditure and...
9804251 Fiber optic directional sensor with wide-field optical field expanding element and method  
A fiber optic directional sensor has a substantially hemispherical dome surface and a substantially flat surface. The sensor is formed from a plurality of optical fibers fused to one another, and...
9793039 Carbon nanotube-based integrated power inductor for on-chip switching power converters  
An inductor has a substrate and at least one coil of carbon nanotubes. A trench is formed in the substrate, and the carbon nanotubes are grown in the trench in order to form a coil for the...
US20170294100 VEHICLE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM  
Various implementations of an occupant detection system may be used in a vehicle to detect the presence of a living occupant (human or otherwise) and generate a warning. The warning may be...
US20170292696 COMBUSTOR ASSEMBLY FOR LOW-EMISSIONS AND ALTERNATE LIQUID FUELS  
Implementations of a combustor assembly yield low emissions, require low power, are suitable for alternate liquid fuels, including highly viscous fuels, and are scalable for various heat release...
9779878 Magnetic supercapacitors  
A magnetic supercapacitor has a dielectric layer positioned between magnetic layers. The magnetic layers may comprise hard, soft magnetic material or magnetic exchange coupled magnet (i.e. soft...
9767224 Systems and methods for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts in powder-bed metal additive manufacturing  
Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more...
9761787 Consensus-based multi-piezoelectric microcantilever sensor  
Systems and methods are disclosed that describe a MEMS device and a method of sensing based on a consensus algorithm. The MEMS device is a sensor comprising multiple piezoelectric layers attached...
US20170252725 SYNTHESIS OF HIERARCHICALLY POROUS MONOLITHS BY A CO-GELATION METHOD  
Disclosed are methods for making monolithic carbon materials as single bodies containing networks of pores in the mesopore and macropores that incorporate nanoparticles of various metals and metal...
9754204 Systems, methods and devices for vector control of permanent magnet synchronous machines using artificial neural networks  
An example method for controlling an AC electrical machine can include providing a PWM converter operably connected between an electrical power source and the AC electrical machine and providing a...
9722566 Systems and methods for tuning resonators  
A high-Q factor resonator includes a solenoid having an embedded capacitor assembled in a machinable high-frequency dielectric printed circuit board (“PCB”), or other substrate. The solenoid...
US20170209858 MIXED METAL DOUBLE SALT IONIC LIQUIDS WITH TUNABLE ACIDITY  
Disclosed are double salt ionic liquids that include at least one organic cation and at least two metal halide anions. Methods of making the double salt ionic liquids can include combining two or...
US20170207016 LAYERED HEUSLER ALLOYS AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION AND USE THEREOF  
Disclosed herein are layered Heusler alloys. The layered Heusler alloys can comprise a first layer comprising a first Heusler alloy with a face-centered cubic (fcc) crystal structure and a second...
US20170204224 SYNTHESIS OF LINEAR POLYETHYLENEIMINE BY LIVING ANIONIC POLYMERIZATION  
Disclosed herein are methods for the productions of linear polyethyleneimine using living anionic polymerization of appropriately functionalized aziridine monomers.
9711869 Hexaferrite slant and slot MIMO antenna element  
A MIMO antenna for mobile devices has a system board, and two or more microstrip lines extending along a top surface of the system board. The MIMO antenna additionally includes a ground plane...
9707535 Microfluidic reactors for oligonucleotide synthesis  
The present disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for the chemical synthesis of micro-quantities of oligonucleotides or other chemical molecules. The system includes a reusable...
9706949 Systems and methods for automatically quantifying mobility  
A system and method for automatically quantifying mobility of a person performing a mobility diagnostic procedure. In one exemplary embodiment, the system measures a posture change test procedure...
9695525 Methods and systems for making carbon fibers for high temperature applications  
The present invention relates to a method for the continuous production of low thermal conductivity endless filament yarns with a compact, homogeneous structural morphology. The presently...
US20170187116 PATCH ANTENNA WITH FERRITE CORES  
Disclosed herein is a method and system for using ferrite cores to suppress harmonic radiation with microstrip patch antennas. In certain embodiments, the ferrites cores exemplified herein...