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9794711 Capacitive microphone with integrated cavity  
A capacitive microphone and method of fabricating the same are provided. One or more holes can be formed in a first printed circuit board (PCB). A diaphragm can be surface micromachined onto an...
9790326 Method for preparing dioxyheterocycle-based electrochromic polymers  
A method for preparing a conjugated polymer involves a DHAP polymerization of a 3,4-dioxythiophene, 3,4-dioxyfuran, or 3,4-dioxypyrrole and, optionally, at least one second conjugated monomer in...
US20170294528 HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION  
III-nitride based high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), such as AlGaN/GaN HEMTs on Silicon substrates, with improved heat dissipation are described herein. A semiconductor device having...
9783637 Drug delivery using electrochemically-triggered biodegradable electroactive materials  
A biodegradable electroactive material can be doped with a drug and the drug can be delivered to a living subject by stimulating the material with an electrical potential. The material (in this...
9782328 Devices and methods for securing an anti-leak feeding tube for gastric and/or intestinal use  
Medical device designs for enteral nutrition that inhibit the relative motion of one device member to another device member are herein disclosed. The gastric and/or intestinal feeding tube shaft...
US20170284429 ELECTRO-FLUID TRANSDUCERS  
The present disclosure is directed towards electro-fluid transducers that may influence the flow of a fluid in and around a channel. In one such embodiment, a system comprises a first electrode at...
US20170283854 MULTIPLEXED PCR ASSAY FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT GENOTYPING  
The present invention relates to identification and characterization of polymorphisms in a nucleic acid sample. Methods and compositions for the unbiased amplification of multiple target sequences...
9776154 Material comprising two different non-metallic parrticles having different particle sizes for use in solar reactor  
Disclosed herein is a composite particle comprising a first non-metallic particle in which is dispersed a second non-metallic particle, where the first non-metallic particle and the second...
9775918 Capsid-modified rAAV vectors and methods of use  
Disclosed are tyrosine-modified rAAV vectors, as well as infectious virions, compositions, and pharmaceutical formulations that comprise them. Also disclosed are methods of preparing and methods...
9775335 Durable coating-embedded pesticides with peel and stick mosquito treatment of containers  
Water-holding vessels and containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide...
US20170275337 HIGH-TRANSDUCTION-EFFICIENCY RAAV VECTORS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE  
The present invention provides AAV capsid proteins comprising modification of one or a combination of the surface-exposed lysine, serine, threonine and/or tyrosine residues in the VP3 region. Also...
US20170275178 ROOM TEMPERATURE MULTIFERROIC THIN FILMS  
Various examples are provided for multiferroic thin films. In one example, a multiferroic thin film device includes a thin film of multiferroic material and an electrode disposed on a side of the...
9775241 Nanotube dispersants and dispersant free nanotube films therefrom  
A degradable polymeric nanotube (NT) dispersant comprises a multiplicity of NT associative groups that are connected to a polymer backbone by a linking group where there are cleavable groups...
9774239 Method and apparatus for providing power  
Embodiments of the subject invention are drawn to power supply units and systems for supplying power to loads. Specific embodiments relate to systems incorporating the loads. The power supply...
9772794 Method and apparatus for big data cloud storage resource management  
A system and method for storage resource management using copy-on-write/read snapshots to redirect the I/O requests without moving the virtual disk is disclosed herein. The system includes storage...
9770491 AAV-mediated gene therapy for RPGR X-linked retinal degeneration  
Described herein are methods of preventing, arresting progression of or ameliorating vision loss and other conditions associated with retinitis pigmentosa and x-linked retinitis pigmentosa in a...
US20170268019 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTING OR REDUCING INFECTIONS OF CROP PLANTS BY BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS  
The present invention teaches methods and compositions useful for treating, preventing, or curing pathogen infections of living plants. In particular, the present invention teaches methods of...
US20170267811 Broadly Absorbing Electrochromic Polymers  
Copolymers including dioxythiophene repeating units and no acceptor units allow the formation of electrochromic polymers (ECPs) with vivid neutral state colors and very colorless oxidized states...
US20170267700 Precursors for Electron Beam-Induced Deposition of Gold and Silver  
Precursors are prepared and employed in electron beam induced decomposition (EBID). The EBID precursors are complexes of the formula: X-M-Y, where M is Au or Ag; X is F, Cl, Br, I, CN, OR1, O2CR2,...
US20170267576 Durable and Optically Transparent Superhydrophobic Surfaces  
Durable and optically transparent superhydrophobic surfaces have a coating of ceramic nanoparticles attached to a transparent substrate that are bound to the substrate through a flexible linker...
9769914 Devices employing one or more plasma actuators  
Various embodiments relate to plasma actuators that generate fluidic flow. In one or more embodiments, a plasma actuator includes a first electrode and a second electrode. A dielectric film...
9768460 Hydrogen oxidation and generation over carbon films  
An electrode comprises an acid treated, cathodically cycled carbon-comprising film or body. The carbon consists of single walled nanotubes (SWNTs), pyrolytic graphite, microcrystalline graphitic,...
9767552 Systems and methods for detecting the presence of anomalous material within tissue  
In one embodiment, the presence of anomalous material within tissue is detected by scanning a patient using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to obtain MRI data, identifying individual voxels of...
9765393 Methods, assays, and kits related to dichloroacetate (DCA)  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods, assays, and kits for predicting dosing for subjects. In addition, embodiments of the present disclosure include methods, assays, and...
9765277 Mixtures, articles having low coefficients of friction, methods of making these, and methods of using these  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for mixtures, methods for making mixtures, articles, methods for making articles, and methods of using articles.
9765102 ONO pincer ligands and ONO pincer ligand comprising metal complexes  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to ONO pincer ligands that can be in a trianionic, protonated or protonated equivalent form. The ONO pincer ligand can be combined with a metal comprising...
9763440 Colored clays for agricultural and other industrial applications  
Colored clay particles are prepared by the absorption of pigments, such as dyes, on the surface of clays. The surface of the clay can be modified with a surfactant such that a dye can be well...
US20170260403 Durable and Superhydrophobic Over Coating  
An overcoat that imparts a superhydrophobic surface to a painted surface of an object is a suspension of hydrophobic particles in a polymeric binder and a plasticizer in a solvent or mixed...
9758837 Sensitive and rapid method for Candidatus Liberibacter species detection  
DNA amplification methods using primers obtained from the genes hyvI and hyvII from the Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus genome are useful for detecting Ca. L. species in plants and insect hosts.
9757487 Self-sterilizing device using plasma fields  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for self-sterilizing a surface or other portion of the apparatus and/or sterilizing other objects. Embodiments can utilize...
9754512 Real-time feedback of task performance  
A method of providing real-time feedback of task performance includes receiving sensor data from sensors coupled to an object. The sensor data is received in response to tasks performed on the...
9750250 Conjugated polyelectrolytes and methods of using the same  
Various embodiments disclosed relate to conjugated polyelectrolytes and methods of using the same. Various embodiments provide a conjugated polyelectrolyte including a subunit having the structure...
US20170245495 CHEMICAL LURE FOR ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID  
The present disclosure relates to compositions containing a mixture of e.g. one or more or two or more compounds released by a citrus plant in quantities that are altered during infection with...
9746010 Noise control of cavity flows using active and/or passive receptive channels  
An apparatus comprises a surface that is configured to be exposed to a fluid stream and a cavity wall that forms at least a portion of a cavity. A first channel opening is formed in the surface,...
9745556 Variants of glycerol dehydrogenase having D-lactate dehydrogenase activity and uses thereof  
The present invention provides methods of designing and generating glycerol dehydrogenase (GlyDH) variants that have altered function as compared to a parent polypeptide. The present invention...
9745535 Articles having low coefficients of friction, methods of making the same, and methods of use  
Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include articles and methods of making articles.
US20170240570 NOVEL SMALL MOLECULE ANTICANCER AGENTS  
The invention relates to methods of treating cell proliferative disorders. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions for treating cell proliferative disorders, especially cancer.
US20170239393 MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLE EMBEDDED NANOFIBROUS MEMBRANE  
Various examples are provided for magnetic particle imbedded nanofibrous membranes. In one example, among others, a nanofibrous membrane includes one or more electrospun nanofibers forming form a...
US20170238871 NOVEL PULSE OXIMETER PROBES AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME  
Provided according to embodiments of the invention are photoplethysmography probes designed for use on a user's nasal alar. Methods of using such photoplethysmography probes are also provided herein.
9742018 Hydrogen oxidation and generation over carbon films  
An electrode comprises an acid treated, cathodically cycled carbon-comprising film or body. The carbon consists of single walled nanotubes (SWNTs), pyrolytic graphite, microcrystalline graphitic,...
9737065 Bed bug sticky trap with specific textured surface  
Traps, devices, systems, compositions, and methods for trapping bed bugs, and similar insects with sticky traps having a smooth perimeter surface around the sticky surface, where the smooth...
US20170233754 MATERIALS AND METHODS TO INCREASE PLANT GROWTH AND YIELD  
The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating growth rates, yield, and/or resistance to drought conditions in plants. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises...
9735386 Quantum-dot based hybrid LED lighting devices  
A white light source is a hybrid organic light emitting diode (OLED) device having an electroluminescent layer including a blue emitting organic phosphor or a combination of a green emitting...
9731013 Devices for thermally induced transformations controlled by irradiation of functionalized fullerenes  
An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with...
9730970 Seaweed extracts, unsaturated aldehydes, and methods of treatment  
The instant invention relates to seaweed extract compositions, processes for isolation, isolated active agents, and methods of treating disease, disorders and conditions in a subject, including,...
9730960 Method for treating or preventing graft versus host disease  
A method of treating or preventing graft versus host disease (GVHD) in a subject receiving a graft comprising hematopoietic cells is provided. The method comprises contacting the graft ex vivo...
9730917 Desferrithiocin polyether analogues  
A relatively non-toxic desazadesferrithiocin analog having the formula: wherein: R1, R2, R4 and R5 may be the same or different and may be H, straight or branched chain alkyl having up to 14...
US20170230144 JOINT FOUNTAIN CODING AND NETWORK CODING FOR LOSS-TOLERANT INFORMATION SPREADING  
A network system for increasing data throughput and decreasing transmission delay from a source node to a sink node via a relay node. The network system may comprise a source node configured to...
US20170224531 Preservative Removal from Eye Drops  
A BAK removal device is constructed as a plug of microparticles of a hydrophilic polymeric gel that displays a hydraulic permeability greater than 0.01 Da. The polymer hydrophilic polymeric gel...
9725485 AAV vectors with high transduction efficiency and uses thereof for gene therapy  
The present invention provides AAV capsid proteins comprising modification of one or a combination of the surface-exposed lysine, serine, threonine and/or tyrosine residues in the VP3 region. Also...