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US20180192980 X-RAY PHASE-CONTRAST AND DARK-FIELD INFORMATION EXTRACTION WITH ELECTRIC FRINGE SCANNING AND/OR ACTIVE PIXEL PROCESSING  
Novel and advantageous systems and methods for performing X-ray imaging by extracting X-ray phase-shift and/or dark-field information through a detector that has built-in G2 functionality are...
10020635 Spectrometer device with stabilized laser and related devices and methods  
A spectrometer device may include a first QCL configured to operate in a frequency comb mode with spectrally equidistant modes with stable relative phase, a power supply coupled to the first QCL,...
10011767 Green production of highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots from carbon dioxide  
A method of preparing fluorescent material containing carbon quantum dots, comprising milling a metal in the presence of carbon dioxide in a sealed container for a set duration to form the carbon...
US20180175273 TERAHERTZ-BAND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE OSCILLATION ELEMENT AND TERAHERTZBAND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE OSCILLATION DEVICE  
Provided is a terahertz-band electromagnetic wave oscillation element that includes an independent terahertz wave oscillation unit for oscillating terahertz-band electromagnetic waves. The...
10001616 Underwater fiber optic cable with a predetermined buoyancy and associated methods  
An underwater fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, and a jacket surrounding the optical fiber. The jacket includes a polymer having a first density, and particles distributed throughout...
10001410 Quantitative elemental profiling in optical emission spectroscopy  
The current invention considers the spectrum as a multimodal distribution over a list of structures containing the wavelength as the main entry and the other information mentioned above in the...
US20180166223 NANOWIRE SUPERCAPACITORS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
A method for the fabrication of h-WO3/WS2 core/shell nanowires and their use in flexible supercapacitor applications. The novel nanowire assemblies exhibit multifold advantages desired for...
US20180165808 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE-BASED QUANTIFICATION OF WHITE AND BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE AT THE WHOLE-BODY, ORGAN AND BODY-REGION LEVELS  
A system and method for automatically detecting and quantifying adiposity distribution is presented herein. The system detects, segments and quantifies white and brown fat adipose tissues at the...
9987749 Control interface for robotic humanoid avatar system and related methods  
A system and method for controlling a humanoid robot from a remote location are provided. One or more sensing devices are used to sense positions and movements of a user at an inhabiter station. A...
9979160 Integrated optical circulator apparatus, method, and applications  
An optical circulator is a device that routes optical pulses from port to port in a predetermined manner, e.g. in a 3-port optical circulator, optical pulses entering port 1 are routed out of port...
US20180137657 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION ESTIMATION AND COMPENSATION IN HELICAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY  
An improved system and method for estimating and compensating for motion by reducing motion artifacts produced during image reconstruction from helical computed tomography (CT) scan data. In a...
US20180136160 ION-SELECTIVE ELECTRODE SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING SAME  
ISEs comprising a substrate layer; a carbon nanotube layer disposed on the substrate layer; a conductive metal layer on a portion of the carbon nanotube layer; a conductive polymer disposed on the...
9971753 Computer system providing collaborative learning features and related methods  
A computer system may include a server(s) for storing electronic textbook data and a plurality of computing devices each including a display, a memory, a user input device, and a processor. The...
9970902 Method of forming surface acoustic wave tag-based gas sensors  
A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW...
9969647 Glass composites having a gradient index of refraction and methods for production thereof  
Gradient refractive index (GRIN) materials can include multi-phase composites having substances with differing refractive indices disposed non-uniformly within one another. Particular glass...
9968599 Platinum compounds that inhibit constitutive STAT3 signaling and induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of malignant cells  
The subject invention concerns a compound and compositions having activity as an inhibitor of Stat3 protein and methods of using the compound and compositions. In one embodiment, a compound of the...
US20180126002 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THERANOSTIC NANOPARTICLES  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for identifying a solid tumor cell target. Compositions and methods for treating prostate cancer are also disclosed. Further, cancer therapeutic compositions...
US20180125888 Methods and Compositions High Scale Therapeutic Production of Memory NK Cells  
Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to the expansion of memory NK cells.
9965969 Computing device providing electronic book data with configurable problems and changeable solution techniques and related methods  
A computing device may include a display, a memory to store electronic textbook data comprising at least one configurable problem to be solved using a given solution technique from among a...
9965968 Computing device providing electronic book data with configurable problems and changeable parameters and related methods  
A computing device may include a display, a memory to store electronic textbook data comprising at least one configurable problem to be solved for a system having a plurality of different...
9963805 Polypeptide electrospun nanofibrils of defined composition  
Electrospun nanofibrils and methods of preparing the same are provided. The electrospun nanofibrils comprise at least one polypeptide. A polypeptide can be dissolved in a solution, and the...
9963570 Method of forming carbon nanotube or graphene-based aerogels  
A method of forming aerogels includes mixing a plurality of polymers or aromatic molecules, a solvent, and a plurality of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene including structures to form a...
US20180115136 Ultra-low noise mode-locked laser, methods, and applications  
A mode-locked laser (MLL) that produces ultra-low phase noise optical and RF outputs, includes two nested resonant optical cavities including an optical fiber-based cavity and an etalon, and a...
9952204 Formation of neuromuscular junctions in a co-culture comprising rat muscle cells overlayered with differentiated human spinal cord stem cells in a serum free medium  
A method for forming neuromuscular junctions includes forming functional neuromuscular junctions between motoneurons and muscle cells by co-culturing one or more human motoneurons and one or more...
9950007 Neuronal protection by cerium oxide nanoparticles  
A method of treating a subject with elevated levels of peroxynitrite includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of cerium oxide nanoparticles to the subject, wherein the cerium...
US20180106933 OPTICAL DETECTOR DEVICE WITH PATTERNED GRAPHENE LAYER AND RELATED METHODS  
An optical detector device may include a substrate, a reflector layer carried by the substrate, and a first dielectric layer over the reflector layer. The optical detector device may include a...
US20180105918 Thermal Spray of Repair and Protective Coatings  
This invention provides a method for graphene or graphene oxide reinforcement in a metallic thermal spray coating. The incredible properties of graphene and graphene oxide make them attractive...
9946952 Multi-source, multi-scale counting in dense crowd images  
A method for counting individuals in an image containing a dense, uniform or non-uniform crowd. The current invention leverages multiple sources of information to compute an estimate of the number...
US20180102593 RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNA ARRAY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE  
A reconfigurable antenna array capable of utilizing a common antenna aperture which can cover a wide frequency range in a continuous way. With the basic antenna element based on a slot-ring and...
US20180095073 BIO-MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM TRANSDUCER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
The invention discloses a bio-MEMS transducer comprising a cultured myotube and a piezoelectric microcantilever having the myotube attached thereto along a lengthwise extent of said...
US20180094580 COMPRESSOR FLOW EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SUPERCRITICAL CO2 OXY-COMBUSTION POWER GENERATION SYSTEM  
A power generation system burns a fuel in a gas in a combustion chamber, producing one or more combustion products and heating a working fluid, preferably supercritical CO2, that is chemically the...
US20180092913 VIGOR ENHANCEMENT VIA ADMINISTRATION OF PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES  
Disclosed herein are methods for increasing the overall vigor of a subject, and/or vigor of target tissues of a subject. Exemplified herein is the utilization of pyrimidine derivatives which act...
US20180092362 COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF MAKING A COMPOSITION, AND METHODS OF USE  
Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to compositions including a copper/silica nanocomposite and a polymer, methods of making a composition, methods of using a composition,...
US20180092350 TERNARY AGRICHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED METHODS  
An agrichemical composition comprises a clay material, a metal chelate material and a quaternary ammonium material. In some instances the agrichemical composition provide superior and synergistic...
9927666 Liquid crystal display systems and related methods  
A representative LCD system includes: liquid crystal material disposed between first and second substrates; protrusions supported by the first substrate and arranged in an array, each of the...
9926260 Polyamine transport selective therapeutic agents with enhanced stability  
Disclosed herein are di-substituted aryl polyamine compounds and methods of making and using the same. The di-substituted polyamine compounds act as PTS targeting agents, which selectively target...
9926204 Mechanochemical synthesis of hexagonal OsB2  
The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to hexagonal osmium boride, OsB2, and methods of producing the same. In one non-limiting embodiment, hexagonal OsB2 is...
US20180080382 POWER GENERATION SYSTEM USING CLOSED OR SEMI-CLOSED BRAYTON CYCLE RECUPERATOR  
A power generation system includes a turbine having an outlet. A high temperature recuperator has an inlet and is connected to the turbine outlet. A low temperature recuperator is connected to the...
US20180075743 WRONG WAY INDICATION BEACON AND RELATED METHODS  
A wrong way vehicle detection system may include a warning station, a communications device and a controller to operate a forward facing movement sensor at the warning station to detect a wrong...
9908808 Ternary glass materials with low refractive index variability  
Ternary chalcogenide glass materials containing germanium can display enhanced properties compared to corresponding binary chalcogenide glass materials lacking germanium. For instance, ternary...
US20180050955 TERNARY GLASS MATERIALS WITH LOW REFRACTIVE INDEX VARIABILITY  
Ternary chalcogenide glass materials containing germanium can display enhanced properties compared to corresponding binary chalcogenide glass materials lacking germanium. For instance, ternary...
US20180050693 WRONG WAY VEHICLE DETECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM  
A wrong way vehicle countermeasure system may include at least one movement sensor positioned along a roadway and a wireless communications device. The system may further include a controller...
9899798 Apparatus and method for suppressing parasitic lasing and applications thereof  
Apparatus and methods that enable the suppression of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and prevention against parasitic lasing in cryogenically-cooled laser amplifier systems, thus allowing...
9894895 Non-phytotoxic composite polymer film barrier as a repellent for controlling infection  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to organo-silica based composite materials, methods of making the organo-silica based composite material, methods of using the organo-silica based...
US20180048118 QUANTUM CASCADE LASER WITH ANGLED ACTIVE REGION AND RELATED METHODS  
A QCL may include a substrate, an emitting facet, and semiconductor layers adjacent the substrate and defining an active region. The active region may have a longitudinal axis canted at an oblique...
US20180045560 Optical Frequency-Selective Absorber-based Infrared Detector, Methods, and Applications  
A subwavelength gold hole/disk array that when coupled with a ground plane induces extraordinary transmission through the hole/disk array and zero back reflection. The hole/disk array functions as...
US20180035672 COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A VACANCY-ENGINEERED (VE)-ZnO NANOCOMPOSITE, METHODS OF MAKING THE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE COMPOSITIONS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to compositions including a vacancy-engineered (VE)-ZnO nanocomposite, methods of making a composition, methods of using a composition,...
US20180030277 Uniform Dispersing of Graphene Nanoparticles in a Host  
The present invention includes a simple, scalable and solventless method of dispersing graphene into polymers, thereby providing a method of large-scale production of graphene-polymer composites....
9878370 Bimodal metal matrix nanocomposites and methods of making  
A bimodal metal nanocomposite of ceramic nanoparticles in a metal or metal alloy matrix has a microstructure showing a first “hard” phase containing the ceramic nanoparticles in the metal or metal...
US20180022679 HETEROGENEOUS METAL-FREE CATALYST  
The inventive concepts disclosed and/or claimed herein relate generally to catalysts and, more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to a heterogeneous, metal-free hydrogenation catalyst...