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US20170156658 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING WOUND HEALING USING IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY  
Methods and apparatus for real-time, quantifiable monitoring of high-risk areas of biological tissue are described. The methods and apparatus use impedance spectroscopy to detect subtle changes in...
US20170156651 REFLECTANCE BASED PULSE OXIMETRY SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Pulse oximeter devices include a first light emitting element that emits red light, a second light emitting element that emits green light or IR light; and a sensor element that detects red and...
US20170156623 SELF-ADHESIVE MICROFLUIDIC AND SENSOR DEVICES  
Methods of forming a microfluidic device include: combining a volume of uncured liquid silicone based polymer with a volume of adhesive polymer to provide a flowable material; applying the...
US20170156596 CRANIAL IMPLANTS FOR LASER IMAGING AND THERAPY  
The disclosure provides for optically transparent cranial implants, and methods of use thereof. In addition, the disclosure provides methods of manufacture for producing, processing, and modifying...
9674296 Preventing race condition from causing stale data items in cache  
A data cache server may process requests from a data cache client to put, get, and delete data items into or from the data cache server. Each data item may be based on data in a data store. In...
9673960 Full duplex reconfigurable antenna self-interference cancellation systems  
Embodiments of full-duplex systems with reconfigurable antennas are described. In one embodiment, a full-duplex reconfigurable antenna transceiver includes a transmit chain, a receive chain, and a...
9673452 Graphene oxide as a sulfur immobilizer in high performance lithium/sulfur cells  
The loss of sulfur cathode material as a result of polysulfide dissolution causes significant capacity fading in rechargeable lithium/sulfur cells. Embodiments of the invention use a chemical...
9673371 Anisotropically elongated thermoelectric material, process for preparing the same, and device comprising the material  
An anisotropically elongated thermoelectric nanocomposite includes a thermoelectric material.
9673369 Thermoelectric materials based on tetrahedrite structure for thermoelectric devices  
Thermoelectric materials based on tetrahedrite structures for thermoelectric devices and methods for producing thermoelectric materials and devices are disclosed.
9672943 Apparatus for magnetic and electrostatic confinement of plasma  
A system and method for containing plasma and forming a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) magnetic topology are described in which plasma ions are contained magnetically in stable, non-adiabatic...
9672886 Fast and low-power sense amplifier and writing circuit for high-speed MRAM  
A fast and low-power sense amplifier and writing circuit for high-speed Magnetic RAM (MRAM) which provides the long retention times and endurance of magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) cells, while...
9671536 Electronic displays using optically pumped luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals  
A multicolor electronic display is based on an array of luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals. Nanocrystals which emit tight of different colors are grouped into pixels. The nanocrystals are...
9671429 Multi-layer, multi-material micro-scale and millimeter-scale devices with enhanced electrical and/or mechanical properties  
Some embodiments of the invention are directed to electrochemical fabrication methods for forming structures or devices (e.g. microprobes for use in die level testing of semiconductor devices)...
9671409 Ultrathin calcinated films on a gold surface for highly effective laser desorption/ionization of biomolecules  
A nanoscale calcinated silicate film fabricated on a gold substrate for highly effective, matrix-free laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) analysis of biomolecules. The...
9671368 Two-dimensional microfluidic devices and methods of using the same  
Microfluidic devices and methods for using the same are provided. Embodiments include microfluidic devices that have a first separation region configured to separate a sample along a first...
9670515 Methods for production of xylosylxylitol oligomers  
The present disclosure relates generally to the production of xylosyl-xylitol oligomers, and more specifically to biological methods for producing xylosyl-xylitol oligomers in host cells.
9670281 Binding-triggered transcriptional switches and methods of use thereof  
The present disclosure provides binding-triggered transcriptional switch polypeptides, nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the binding-triggered transcriptional switch...
9670244 Oxysterol compounds and the hedgehog pathway  
This invention relates, for example, to synthetic oxysterols. Also described are methods for using the compounds, including treating subjects in need thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions and...
9670197 Small molecule modifiers of the Hec1-Nek2 interaction in G2/M  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide selected compounds having a molecular structure according to Formula 1: In Formula 1, Z is —CO—, —SO—, or —SO2—; Ar is phenyl, heteroaryl, or...
9670069 Methods of making metal-oxides and uses thereof for water treatment and energy applications  
The disclosure provides relates to compositions and methods for water treatment. It also addresses a method for synthesizing TiO2 (and other metal oxides) with or without dopants. This method...
9669405 Sterilizable photopolymer serum separator  
Sterilizable separator tubes and methods of utilization of same are presented. Methods include providing a separator tube containing a separator substance that can be polymerized to a desired...
9669098 Metal-organic frameworks with exceptionally large pore aperatures  
The disclosure relates to metal organic frameworks or isoreticular metal organic frameworks, methods of production thereof, and methods of use thereof.
9668859 Percutaneous heart valve delivery systems  
Embodiments described herein address the need for improved catheter devices for delivery, repositioning and/or percutaneous retrieval of the percutaneously implanted heart valves. One embodiment...
9668666 System and method for reconstructing cardiac activation information  
In a system and method for reconstructing cardiac activation information, an analysis cardiac signal and a reference cardiac signal are accessed and processed to determine a first point of change...
US20170153248 Highly Sensitive System and Method for Analysis of Troponin  
The invention provides methods, compositions, kits, and systems for the sensitive detection of cardiac troponin, Such methods, compositions, kits, and systems are useful in diagnosis, prognosis,...
US20170153106 LENS-FREE TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICES AND METHODS  
A system for three dimensional imaging of an object contained within a sample includes an image sensor, a sample holder configured to hold the sample, the sample holder disposed adjacent to the...
US20170152522 METHOD OF REDUCING ACETYLATION IN PLANTS TO IMPROVE BIOFUEL PRODUCTION  
The invention provides methods for engineering plants to have reduced levels of acetylation by decreasing expression of one or more Cas1L genes. Such plants can be used, e.g., to increase yield...
US20170152519 SYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTERS  
Methods for making synthetic gene clusters are described.
US20170152344 FUNCTIONAL GRAPHENE NANOSTRUCTURE DEVICES FROM LIVING POLYMERS  
The disclosure provides methods to synthesize graphene based hetero-nanostructures, the graphene based hetero-nanostructures resulting therefrom, and devices comprising the graphene based...
US20170152296 COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF WOUNDS  
Recombinant polypeptides and compositions as described herein and are useful in methods to promote epidermal tissue regeneration and/or to promote wound healing in a variety of tissues subject in...
US20170152234 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR QUADRICYCLANE MODIFICATION OF BIOMOLECULES  
The present disclosure features a strain-promoted [2+2+2] reaction that can be carried out under physiological conditions. In general, the reaction involves reacting a pi-electrophile with a low...
US20170151610 INSERTING INHIBITOR TO CREATE PART BOUNDARY ISOLATION DURING 3D PRINTING  
A 3D printing system may print a desired 3D object. A fusible powder may fuse when subjected to a fusing condition. A deposition system may deposit portions of the fusible powder on a substrate. A...
US20170151549 ALKYLAMINE FUNCTIONALIZED METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS FOR COMPOSITE GAS SEPARATIONS  
Functionalized metal-organic framework adsorbents with ligands containing basic nitrogen groups such as alkylamines and alkyldiamines appended to the metal centers and method of isolating carbon...
US20170151342 TARGETED INTERFERONS DEMONSTRATE POTENT APOPTOTIC AND ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITIES  
Novel chimeric moieties that show significant efficacy against cancers are provided. In certain embodiments the chimeric moieties comprise a targeting moiety attached to an interferon. In certain...
US20170151016 SELECTIVE FAT REMOVAL USING PHOTOTHERMAL HEATING  
A system and method are provided for minimally-invasive selective fat removal from a target area by injecting the area with a solution of photo-absorbing nanoparticles and irradiating the injected...
US20170150928 Mapping and Quantifying Blood Stasis and Thrombus Risk in the Heart  
The present disclosure provides methods for in-vivo assessment of the location and extent of blood flow stasis regions inside a cardiac chamber or blood vessel and systems for performing the...
9667219 Phase noise measurement and filtering circuit  
Methods and apparatuses for measuring a phase noise level in an input signal are disclosed. An input signal can be delayed to generate a delayed version of the input signal. Next, a phase...
9666857 Low-temperature continuous process to derive size-controlled lithium ion anodes and cathodes  
The disclosure relates to a process to synthesize nanostructures of a uniform size distribution and/or morphology, nanostructures resulting therefrom, and the use of the nanostructures in energy...
9666280 Flash memories using minimum push up, multi-cell and multi-permutation schemes for data storage  
Rank modulation has been recently proposed as a scheme for storing information in flash memories. Three improved aspects are disclosed. In one aspect the minimum push-up scheme, for storing data...
9663611 Conjugated polymers for electronic devices  
A conjugated polymer for electronic devices can include a repeated unit having the structure of formula (I)
9663564 Vectors and methods to treat ischemia  
This disclosure relates to vectors, isolated cells, compositions, and methods for the treatment of critical limb ischemia and associated disorders. One aspect of the disclosure relates to a vector...
9662617 Universal scalable and cost-effective surface modifications  
Disclosed are fouling resistant filtration membranes comprising a polymeric thin-film membrane comprising a surface. Also disclosed are methods of modifying thin-film filtration membranes, thereby...
9662488 Systems and methods for selectively migrating cells using electric fields  
Systems and methods are provided for migrating cells implanted or endogenous in tissue. The system may include first and second delivery electrodes configured for insertion in tissue and a direct...
9662059 Imaging agents for monitoring changes of dopamine receptors and methods of using thereof  
The present invention is related generally to a method for screening subjects to determine those subjects more likely to develop diabetes by quantization of insulin producing cells. The present...
US20170149107 HYBRID ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL  
Disclosed is a hybrid electrochemical cell with a first conductor having at least one portion that is both a first capacitor electrode and a first battery electrode. The hybrid electrochemical...
US20170149008 EXCITED STATE MANAGEMENT  
Arrangements and techniques for providing organic emissive layers are provided, in which the emissive layer includes a first dopant having a dissociative energy level. A second dopant in the...
US20170148938 PHOTODETECTORS EXPLOITING ELECTROSTATIC TRAPPING AND PERCOLATION TRANSPORT  
This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to photodetectors. In one aspect, a photodetector device comprises a substrate, a polycrystalline layer disposed on the substrate,...
US20170147908 Automatic Segmentation And Quantitative Parameterization Of Brain Tumors In MRI  
Techniques, systems, and devices are described for implementing automatic segmentation and quantitative parameterization of MRI images. For example, the disclosed method includes processing the...
US20170147891 EMBEDDED SURROUND VISION-BASED DRIVER ASSISTANCE FOR SAFE ZONE ESTIMATION  
A driver assistance system including at least a first camera. The first camera can be configured to obtain image data of a region external to the host vehicle. Lane detection analysis can be...
US20170147781 Moving-horizon state-initializer for control applications  
A state-estimator for the estimation or initialization of the state of a discrete-time state-space dynamical model based on sensor measurements of the model output, comprising fitting a...