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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...
US20170188815 MEASUREMENT OF THE LIPID AND AQUEOUS LAYERS OF A TEAR FILM  
Systems and methods for determining thickness of lipid and aqueous layers of a tear film in which a spectrum array is generated from optical coherence tomography and input into a statistical...
US20170184856 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...
9684223 High efficiency fiber optical parametric oscillator  
An optical apparatus that includes an optical source that generates a first optical pulse with a first optical wavelength. The optical apparatus also includes an optical amplifier that outputs an...
9684106 System, method and apparatus for phase contrast enhanced multiplexing of images  
A volume holographic imaging system, apparatus, and/or method enables the projection of a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a four-dimensional (4D) probing object. A 4D probing source object is...
9681800 Holographic adaptive see-through phoropter  
A phoropter having a line of sight for a viewer to see through comprises a lens system in the line of sight, wherein a shape or focal length of at least one lens in the lens system is controllable...
US20170166849 AIR ACCORDION BIOREACTOR  
Disclosed herein are bioreactors that include a container for holding fluid aligned on a vertical axis, wherein at least a portion of the container is oriented at an angle relative to the vertical...
US20170166580 TRICYCLIC MOSQUITOCIDES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF  
Compounds that inhibit digestion in blood-ingesting pests are described herein. In one embodiment, the compounds described herein block entry of blood into the midgut and thereby inhibit digestion...
9678005 Devices and methods for detection of microorganisms  
The present invention features methods and devices for microorganisms through detecting Mie light scattering from immunoagglutinated beads. The methods feature providing a first bead suspension...
US20170163406 OFDM FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION FOR COHERENT AND DIRECT DETECTION IN AN OPTICAL FIBER TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM  
An optical receiver includes a detector and frame synchronizer. The detector receives an optical OFDM bit stream having a plurality of frames. Each frame has an in-phase and quadrature phase...
9671538 Optical elements comprising cholesteric liquid crystal polymers  
A linear photopolymerizable polymer (LPP) layer is situated to align liquid crystal molecules in a cholesteric liquid crystal polymer (Ch-LCP) layer situated at or on the LPP layers. The Ch-LCP...
9670251 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...
9661856 Synergy of plant antimicrobials with silver  
Citral, cinnamaldehyde, carvacrol, and allspice oil were found to be highly effective antimicrobials, producing statistically significant reductions in Escherichia coli populations within minutes....
9655720 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...
US20170133825 NONEQUILIBRIUM PULSED FEMTOSECOND SEMICONDUCTOR DISK LASER  
A surface-emitting semiconductor laser system contains at least one MQW unit of at least three constituent QWs, axially separated from one another substantially non-equidistantly. The MQW unit is...
US20170130232 Methods for Immortalization of Epithelial Cells  
Methods for inducing non-clonal immortalization of normal epithelial cells by directly targeting the two main senescence barriers encountered by cultured epithelial cells. In finite lifespan...
9645045 SHG imaging technique for assessing hybrid EO polymer/silicon photonic integrated circuits  
Probe beams are scanned with respect to waveguide substrates to generate optical harmonics. Detection of the optical harmonic radiation is used to image waveguide cores, claddings, or other...
9643988 Compounds having low ionization energy  
The present invention provides compounds that are soluble in a non-polar solvent and having a low ionization energy and negative oxidation potentials in tetrahydrofuran (THF). The present...
US20170121362 CARBOHYDRATE-BASED SURFACTANTS  
The present invention provides carbohydrate-based surfactants and methods for producing the same. Methods for producing carbohydrate-based surfactants include using a glycosylation promoter to...
US20170120218 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PREPARING STABILIZED LIPID ASSEMBLIES  
Direct polymerization of lipid monomers or polymer scaffolding of non-lipid monomers coupled with irradiation or redox polymerization performed at neutral pH resulted in stabilized lipid...
US20170119295 Automated Scientifically Controlled Screening Systems (ASCSS)  
The ability to detect when a person is hiding important information has high value in many applications. A new class of systems, termed autonomous scientifically controlled screening systems...
US20170114033 WATER-SOLUBLE TRIAZABUTADIENES  
Water-soluble triazabutadiene molecules and methods for producing and using such compounds. The triazabutadiene molecules may be more labile at pH levels below physiological pH, such as pH 7, pH...