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US20170337847 PHYSICAL-VIRTUAL PATIENT BED SYSTEM  
A patient simulation system for healthcare training is provided. The system includes one or more interchangeable shells comprising a physical anatomical model of at least a portion of a patient's...
US20170336264 OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR MULTI-SPECTRAL SPECTROSCOPIC IDENTIFICATION OF THE POLYMER COMPOSITION OF AN UNKNOWN PLASTIC OBJECT AND RELATED METHODS  
An electronic device is for identifying the plastic composition of an unknown plastic object. The electronic device may include a spectrometer configured to receive the unknown plastic object and...
US20170335403 METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF EPITHELIAL TUMORS  
A biomarker is disclosed that can distinguish aggressive epithelial tumors in a tissue biopsy from, for example, normal, hyperplastic, and benign neoplastic tumors. The biomarker can also identify...
US20170334768 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...
US20170334728 Large Scale Oxidized Graphene Production for Industrial Applications  
Existing methods of producing high quality graphene/graphite oxides are generally accomplished by exfoliating graphite into flakes and oxidizing the graphite flakes with strong oxidizers under...
US20170333479 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NATURAL KILLER CELLS  
Disclosed herein are novel compositions and methods for stimulation of and the production or expansion of natural killer (NK) cells. Numbers of NK cells can be increased following contact with...
US20170328918 FUNCTIONALIZED EYEWEAR DEVICE FOR DETECTING BIOMARKER IN TEARS  
Disclosed herein is a functionalized eyewear device that is adapted for collecting and analyzing disease biomarkers. Specifically, exemplified is a contact lens that has aptamer molecules...
9819150 Surface-emitting ring-cavity quantum cascade laser with ring-shaped phase shifter and related methods  
A ring-cavity surface emitting quantum cascade laser (RCSE-QCL) may include a ring-shaped active region having first and second opposing facets. One of the first and second opposing facets may...
9816792 Layered energetic material having multiple ignition points  
An energetic material having thin, alternating layers of metal oxide and reducing metal is provided. The energetic material may be provided in the form of a sheet, foil, cylinder, or other...
US20170322457 LIQUID CRYSTAL TUNABLE PLASMONIC COLOR GENERATION DEVICE, METHOD AND APPLICATIONS  
Color derived from metallic nanostructures are often more efficient, more robust to environmental changes, and near impossible to damage or bleach due to overexposure. The embodiments combine...
US20170319659 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NATURAL KILLER CELLS  
The application provides new compositions and methods for stimulating the production of natural killer (NK) cells in a subject. NK cells can be selectively expanded with a combination of...
9810557 Multicore optical fiber apparatus, methods, and applications  
Fiber optic sensors based on multicore optical fibers that are intended for use in harsh environment sensing. This multicore fiber comprises an arrangement of optically coupled cores in a silica...
9808549 System for detecting sterile field events and related methods  
A system is for monitoring a sterile field associated with a medical procedure. The system may include a sensor being adjacent an area where the medical procedure is to be performed. The sensor is...
US20170313980 METHOD OF CO-CULTURING MAMMALIAN MUSCLE CELLS AND MOTONEURONS  
The invention provides a method of co-culturing mammalian muscle cells and mammalian motoneurons. The method comprises preparing one or more carriers coated with a covalently bonded monolayer of...
9805596 Wrong way indication beacon and related methods  
A wrong way vehicle detection system may include a warning station positioned along a roadway including a wrong way indication sign, a flashing beacon(s), a forward facing movement sensor facing...
US20170303543 AGRICHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME  
A composition comprising a chelate-based ternary complex is useful for: (1) at least in-part disabling existing populations of microorganisms; and (2) at least in-part inhibiting growth of new...
9794016 Systems and methods for processing space-multiplexed optical signals  
In one embodiment, an optical system for processing space-multiplexed optical signals includes an input fiber that propagates multiple spatially-separated optical signals, a photonic signal...
9791938 System and methods of camera-based fingertip tracking  
Systems and methods for camera-based fingertip tracking are disclosed. One such method includes identifying at least one location of a fingertip in at least one of the video frames, and mapping...
9781936 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,...
US20170285618 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED ROBUST ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS HYPER-CUSTOMIZATION  
Disclosed are systems, methods and computer-readable medium for developing a custom design for a prosthetic for a residual limb comprising: measuring, using a scanning apparatus, a usable...
9778404 Achromatic holographic phase masks, methods, and applications  
A phase converting device capable of use over a broad wavelength range, which may be used for optical beam transformations and combining, conversion of resonator and waveguide modes, correction of...
US20170274268 INTERACTIVE EXERCISE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS  
In accordance with at least one aspect of this disclosure, an exercise device can include a body configured to be gripped by a user, wherein the body is configured to be used for exercise, at...
9758379 Large scale oxidized graphene production for industrial applications  
Existing methods of producing high quality graphene/graphite oxides are generally accomplished by exfoliating graphite into flakes and oxidizing the graphite flakes with strong oxidizers under...
US20170254780 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...
US20170251246 COMPUTER NETWORK PROVIDING REDUNDANT DATA TRAFFIC CONTROL FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS  
A computing device may include a memory and a processor cooperating therewith to receive a plurality of data streams from at least one data source to be relayed to different destinations on...
9748416 Optical detector apparatus, method, and applications  
An optical device including a shaped electrode on a substrate thereof utilizes total internal reflection to provide improved transmission of electromagnetic radiation (‘light’) to the substrate...
9740031 Incoherently-induced coherent perfect absorption (CPA) apparatus, method, and applications thereof  
A thin film photonic structure that enables segregation of the effective absorption of the thin film and its intrinsic absorption while substantially eliminating bandwidth restrictions. In the...
US20170233607 DUST AND MOISTURE RESISTANT COATING COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND RELATED COATED ARTICLES  
A dust resistant and moisture resistant coating composition includes within a solvent that is generally an aqueous solvent: (1) a first component that is chemically condensable with itself and...
9730902 Polyamine transport inhibitors as novel therapeutics  
Novel polyamine transport inhibitors have been synthesized and demonstrated to block the uptake of native polyamines into human cancer cells. A combination therapy of the transport inhibitor and...
US20170228587 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUMAN POSE ESTIMATION IN UNCONSTRAINED VIDEO  
A system and method for estimating a sequence of human poses in an unconstrained video. In the present invention, a unified two stage, tree-based, optimization problem is solved for which an...
9725395 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...
9722427 Modular inverter system  
A system connected to an AC power grid having an AC phase signal includes an inverter module including a first inverter coupled to a DC voltage, actuated based on the AC phase signal. The first...
US20170214217 SURFACE-EMITTING RING-CAVITY QUANTUM CASCADE LASER WITH RING-SHAPED PHASE SHIFTER AND RELATED METHODS  
A ring-cavity surface emitting quantum cascade laser (RCSE-QCL) may include a ring-shaped active region having first and second opposing facets. One of the first and second opposing facets may...
US20170212470 METHOD FOR FORMING A MULTIPLE CHARGE GENERATING PHOTOREFRACTIVE POLYMER COMPOSITE FOR HOLOGRAM WRITING  
A photorefractive (PR) polymer composite (310) is provided that includes a charge transporting polymer (CTP) matrix (311) and a photosensitizer (312) comprising a quantum dot (QD) material (314)...
US20170202795 SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF STAT3 WITH ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY  
The present invention concerns compounds, compositions containing these compounds, and methods of using these compounds and compositions as inhibitors of Stat3 signaling, Stat3 dimerization,...
9709366 Layered energetic material having multiple ignition points  
An energetic material having thin, alternating layers of metal oxide and reducing metal is provided. The energetic material may be provided in the form of a sheet, foil, cylinder, or other...
9708257 Photoacid compositions having extended lifetime of proton dissociation state  
A photoacid includes a nucleophilic (NuH) moiety having a photodissociable proton, an electron accepting (EA) moiety, and a bridge structure (X) bonded to both the NuH moiety and EA moiety...
US20170197900 HETEROGENEOUSLY CATALYZED CHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE  
The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to the reduction of carbon dioxide by heterogeneous catalysis. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, the...
9705283 Diffused channel semiconductor light sources  
A semiconductor vertical resonant cavity light source includes an upper mirror and a lower mirror that define a vertical resonant cavity. A first active region is within the vertical resonant...
9701542 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...
9696476 Volume Moiré Bragg gratings in a photosensitive material  
Complex spectral and angular diffractive optical elements in photosensitive materials based on Moiré pattern are proposed and demonstrated. The process is based on the recording of multiple volume...
9691167 Systems, apparatus and methods for collecting and storing raw scan data and software for performing data processing, image reconstruction and interpretation  
Systems, apparatus and methods for collecting, storing, processing, reconstructing, and interpreting raw scan data from a medical diagnostic imaging scan. Raw data after a scan such as a Computed...
9690784 Culturally adaptive avatar simulator  
An avatar interaction system that solicits the end user to provide a cultural profile and automatically filters or translates responses through the avatar in a manner compatible with the cultural...
US20170167899 MULTICORE OPTICAL FIBER APPARATUS, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS  
Fiber optic sensors based on multicore optical fibers that are intended for use in harsh environment sensing. This multicore fiber comprises an arrangement of optically coupled cores in a silica...
US20170165318 METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CT20 PEPTIDE  
Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a CT20 peptide and methods of using the disclosed compositions to treat cancers expressing chaperonin containing TCP (CCT).
9680132 Display device and optical film  
A display device including a substrate, a light absorption layer, an optical matching layer, a first transparent electrode, a light emitting layer, and a second transparent electrode is provided....
9679500 Physical-virtual patient bed system  
A patient simulation system for healthcare training is provided. The system includes one or more interchangeable shells comprising a physical anatomical model of at least a portion of a patient's...
US20170155095 DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPTICAL FILM  
A display device including a substrate, a light absorption layer, an optical matching layer, a first transparent electrode, a light emitting layer, and a second transparent electrode is provided....
US20170153373 Achromatic Holographic Phase Masks, Methods, and Applications  
A phase converting device capable of use over a broad wavelength range, which may be used for optical beam transformations and combining, conversion of resonator and waveguide modes, correction of...
9665796 System and method for visual correlation of digital images  
A system and method for determining if a first image and a second image are correlated images includes partitioning a first image and a second image into a plurality of corresponding pixel...