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US20170355950 SYSTEMS FOR DISSOCIATION OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES  
Provided herein is technology relating to processing biological samples and particularly, but not exclusively, to systems and apparatuses for dissociating biological tissues into viable cells.
US20170355946 ACCORDION AIR LOOP BIOREACTOR  
Disclosed herein are bioreactors that include a vessel with sides and a bottom, at least one opening in the vessel connected to a means for introducing a gas, and at least one scaffold in the...
9842667 Doped-carbon nano-architectured structures and methods for fabricating same  
In an exemplary method, a nano-architectured carbon structure is fabricated by forming a unit (e.g., a film) of a liquid carbon-containing starting material and at least one dopant. A surface of...
US20170343460 Particle Emission Tomography  
The present invention provides autoradiography methods and systems for imaging via the detection of alpha particles, beta particles, or other charged particles. Embodiments of the methods and...
US20170338396 TERAHERTZ TRANSISTOR  
Superconducting Meissner effect transistors, methods of modulating, and systems are disclosed. In one aspect a disclosed transistor includes a superconducting bridge between a first and a second...
US20170333456 Compositions and Methods of Diazeniumdiolate-based Prodrugs for Treating Cancer  
The present disclosure provides methods utilizing the diazeniumdiolate-based prodrugs for the treatment of cancer via various mechanisms and procedures. The disclosure also provides kits...
9823364 Beta and alpha emission tomography for three-dimensional autoradiography  
The present invention provides methods and systems for 3D imaging of in vivo and ex vivo tissues. The disclosed systems and methods employ an autoradiographic approach where particles emitted by a...
9823128 Multispectral imaging based on computational imaging and a narrow-band absorptive filter array  
Multispectral imaging systems are disclosed. An exemplary multispectral imager includes a narrow-band absorptive filter array and a sensor array comprising a plurality of pixels. The narrow-band...
9821023 Methods for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders and mood disorders  
Methods of treating a central nervous system (CNS) disorder or mood disorder in a subject in need of such treatment are described. A therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a...
US20170325700 REAL-TIME VAGAL MONITORING AND INTERVENTION  
Real-time vagal monitoring and intervention is provided. An exemplary system for real-time vagal monitoring and intervention may include a monitor device. Such a monitor device may include one or...
9814755 Methods for the treatment of depression and anxiety  
Methods of treating a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder in a subject in need of such treatment are described. A therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising...
US20170320834 TRIAZABUTADIENES AS CLEAVABLE CROSS-LINKERS  
Triazabutadiene molecules as cleavable cross-linkers adapted to cross-link components with dick chemistry, e.g., clickable triazabutadienes. For example, in some embodiments, the triazabutadienes...
US20170315108 RAPID AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE DETECTION OF INFECTION  
The invention relates to methods and devices to identify an infection via light scatter from a tissue surface.
US20170311597 INHIBITORS OF GRB2-ASSOCIATED BINDING PROTEIN 1 (GAB1) AND METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING THE SAME  
Identification and evaluation of a set of first-in-class potent inhibitors targeting a new cancer target, Grb2-associated binder˜1 (GAB1), which integrates signals from different signaling...
US20170307549 Single X-ray Grating X-ray Differential Phase Contrast Imaging System  
Single X-ray grating differential phase contrast (DPC) X-ray imaging is provided by replacing the conventional X-ray source with a photo-emitter X-ray source array (PeXSA), and by replacing the...
US20170307439 RADIANCE SENSOR AND RADIANCE RECONSTRUCTION METHOD  
A radiance sensor includes a memory and a microprocessor. The memory stores non-transitory computer-readable instructions and adapted to store a plurality of electrical signals output from a...
US20170307312 TUBE CLEANING AND INSPECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Systems and methods may utilize a two-axis stand configured with a locator moveable along two orthogonally oriented axes. The locator may scan a tube opening. A controller may position the locator...
US20170304391 ANG-(1-7) Derivative Oligopeptides for the Treatment of Pain and Other Indications  
The present invention provides oligopeptides, in particular, Ang-(1-7) derivatives, and methods for using and producing the same. In one particular embodiment, oligopeptides of the invention have...
US20170304372 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING GONORRHEA  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preventing and/or treating gonorrhea. In particular, the present invention provides compositions comprising an effective amount of a...
US20170303855 FLOWABLE ELECTRONICS  
Electronic devices and systems that overcome the limitation of stiffness and rigidity generally associated with electronics and allow for delivery via minimally invasive or percutaneous access and...
9796759 Ang-(1-7) derivative oligopeptides and methods for using and producing the same  
The present invention provides oligopeptides, in particular, Ang-(1-7) derivatives, and methods for using and producing the same. In one particular embodiment, oligopeptides of the invention have...
US20170299571 Compositions and methods for determining mechanical properties of cells  
Provided herein are systems and method for measuring cell stiffness. In particular, provided herein are microelectrode configuration and systems for measuring platelet deformation and stiffness.
US20170298416 INTERFACIAL EFFECTS ENABLE DROPLET ACTUATION, INHIBITION RELIEF, AND EARLY SENSING OF POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION  
Disclosed are devices, systems and methods of use utilizing interfacial effects enabling droplet actuation, inhibition and early sensing of molecular reactions, such as of polymerase chain reaction.
US20170285324 OPTICAL ARTICLE AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR ENDOSCOPE  
An optical element, wherein axially symmetric or not, an output surface of which contains a plurality of indentations configured to increase a degree of divergence of light that is incident onto...
US20170281799 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCREENING OTOTOXIC, OTOPROTECTIVE, AND OTOREGENERATIVE COMPOUNDS USING AQUATIC MODELS  
The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for screening compounds and materials for otoxicity and otoprotective activity. In particular, the present invention relates to a...
9779865 Voltage-controlled magnetic devices  
Voltage controlled magnetic components are described. The magnetic components include a thin layer of ferromagnet adjacent to an oxide layer. The magnetic properties of the ferromagnet may be...
US20170279557 RESILIENT OPTICAL NETWORKING  
An optical communication system includes a plurality of optical system nodes, a plurality of optical space switches and a plurality of optical fibers. The plurality of optical system nodes each...
US20170278534 OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
An optical information recording apparatus and method thereof for recording information in a holographic medium. The apparatus includes a laser source which generates a reference beam and a signal...
US20170276918 ULTRA-COMPACT HEAD-UP DISPLAYS BASED ON FREEFORM WAVEGUIDE  
Ultra-compact head-up displays with freeform waveguides are provided.
US20170275701 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING CANCER  
A method of identifying gene expression associated with recurrence free survival in a subject with cancer, comprising: a) assaying a sample from a subject diagnosed with cancer for the presence of...
9774931 Agile resource on demand service provisioning in software defined optical networks  
An embodiment method for managing connections on a communications network having an optical network portion includes receiving a request for a first connection at a controller in signal...
9765027 Substituted 1-arylethyl-4-acylaminopiperidine derivatives as opioid/alpha-adrenoreceptor modulators and method of their preparation  
The invention provides compounds that bind with high affinities to the μ-, δ- and κ-opioid receptors and α2-adrenoreceptor. In addition to providing these compounds with novel pharmacological...
US20170256840 DEPLOYABLE REFLECTOR ANTENNA  
A balloon reflector antenna for a satellite, including a spherical balloon with a surface transparent to electromagnetic waves and a reflective surface opposite the transparent surface. The...
US20170254750 RECONFIGURABLE REFLECT-ARRAY TO REALIZE TASK-SPECIFIC COMPRESSIVE SENSING IN SCREENING APPLICATIONS  
A threat detection system having a reconfigurable reflect-array and compressive sensing unit to effectively detect objects that are a threat is presented. A statistical library, having a wide...
US20170254657 TRAVERSE AND TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION AND MULTI-PURPOSE TRACKING  
Various examples are provided for object identification and tracking, traverse-optimization and/or trajectory optimization. In one example, a method includes determining a terrain map including at...
US20170253580 ORGANIC REACTIONS  
The present invention relates to various organic reactions including a method for producing heterocyclic compounds using a [3+2] annulation; a method for producing fluorinated heteroaromatic...
US20170246632 METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR MICROFLUIDIC STRESS EMULATION  
Provided herein is technology relating to microfluidic devices and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, systems, and kits for imparting stresses on a fluid flowing through a...
US20170245989 POLYMERIC HEART VALVE  
A polymeric valve which may include a heart valve, and also may include a trileaflet heart valve includes a stent having a base and a plurality of outwardly extending posts from the base and...
9746127 Frame with compression and tension members to rotate equipment about an axis  
An apparatus is disclosed for rotating equipment, like solar panels, about an axis. Tension and compression members, in a rigid structure, are employed in the apparatus to minimize weight and to...
US20170244510 MULTI-WAVELENGTH BALANCED OPTICAL TRANSMISSION NETWORKS  
A method for transmitting data over an optical communication system is performed by sequentially tuning a laser beam among a plurality of optical wavelengths. At least one data signal is modulated...
US20170240271 CONTROL OF HYPERSONIC BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION  
A system and method for controlling hypersonic boundary layer transition for a hypersonic flight vehicle are disclosed. The reduction or elimination of hot streaks that naturally occurs in the...
9733329 System and method for field map estimation  
A system and method for determining a magnetic field map when using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to acquire images from a region of interest (ROI) of a subject. The method includes...
9726827 Reconfigurable diffractive optical switch and method for operating the same  
Optical switch based on a micro-minor device such as a DMD configured to simultaneously switch light from N inputs to M outputs with switching times of about 10 microseconds, where N and M are...
US20170221645 ALIGNED GRAPHENE-CARBON NANOTUBE POROUS CARBON COMPOSITE  
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to carbon-containing composites which are suitable for use as electrodes in electrochemical systems. The composites are formed from a scaffold of...
US20170218017 MELANOCORTIN 1 RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND METHODS OF USE  
The subject invention pertains to a modified MC1R peptide ligand comprising a peptide that is a melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) ligand and a functionality or linker, such as a click functionality,...
9720232 Compact eye-tracked head-mounted display  
Eye-tracked head-mounted displays are provide which, in one aspect, may utilize the same optics for eyetracking and image viewing, with a selected portion of the optics used for an eyetracking...
9719985 Method of detection and related detection device  
A method uses an Dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) surfactant based bio film that reacts with a material in a known manner, and a device that utilizes such a biofilm, to detect material of...
9719134 Microdroplet-manipulation systems and methods for automated execution of molecular biological protocols  
Disclosed herein are automated systems for performing various biochemical and molecular biological procedures, including processor-controlled execution of protocols involving multiple steps...
US20170209602 METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ORALLY ADMINISTERED CONTRAST AGENTS FOR MR IMAGING  
Disclosed is CT or MR contrast agent which comprises a base or carrier scaffold formed of a polyhydroxol compound having a linker to which a Gd-DOTA is covalently bonded. Also disclosed is a...
9715214 Confocal rainbow volume holographic imaging system  
A confocal rainbow holographic imaging system and hologram fabrication method. The system employs a multi-spectral light source, a multiple grating volume hologram and a dual pass illumination and...