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US20180015439 HIGHLY ORDERED TITANIA NANOTUBE ARRAYS FOR PHOSPHOPROTEOMICS  
Titania nanotube arrays are useful for phosphopeptide enrichment and separation. These highly ordered titania nanotube arrays are a low cost and highly effective alternative to the use of liquid...
US20180002499 GRAPHITIC NANOCOMPOSITES IN SOLID STATE MATRICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME  
A composition and method for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices is presented. The process for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices may include...
US20180001344 WATERPROOF COATING WITH NANOSCOPIC/MICROSCOPIC FEATURES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME  
A process of fabricating the waterproof coating may include selecting a substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat the substrate, and...
9855533 Nanocomposite polymer-carbon based nanomaterial filters for the simultaneous removal of bacteria and heavy metals  
The disclosed subject matter provides a filter that is modified by a polymer-carbon based nanomaterial nanocomposite intended to significantly enhance the performance of filtration, separation,...
9855103 Robotic device and system software, hardware and methods of use for image-guided and robot-assisted surgery  
Provided herein are systems, modules and methods of using the same for in-situ real time imaging guidance of a robot during a surgical procedure. The systems comprise a plurality of modules that...
US20170372633 INDIVIDUAL NYSTAGMUS SIMULATED TRAINING EXPERIENCE  
A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting...
US20170369884 MicroRNAs Sensitize Cancers to Therapy  
The present invention concerns methods and compositions regarding one or more microRNAs or variants thereof that are provided to an individual for a variety of medical treatments, including...
US20170369327 METHODS OF CONTROLLING POLYMORPHISM IN ORGANIC-FREE SYNTHESIS OF NA-ZEOLITES AND ZEOLITE CRYSTALS FORMED THEREFROM  
Methods of controlling crystal polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of Na-Zeolites and the zeolite crystals formed using those methods are provided. The methods disclosed herein create certain...
US20170368178 ADSORPTION OF FLUORINATED ANESTHETICS WITHIN THE PORES OF MOLECULAR CRYSTALS  
A method of delivering or sequestering anesthetic agents by adsorption of such agents by porous partially fluorinated compounds which display high weight adsorption capacities.
9852893 Dipole ring magnet assisted microwave radial line slot antenna plasma processing method and apparatus  
A method and apparatus is provided for obtaining a low average electron energy flux onto a substrate in a processing chamber. A processing chamber includes a substrate support therein for chemical...
US20170361551 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RAPIDLY FABRICATING NANOPATTERNS IN A PARALLEL FASHION OVER LARGE AREAS  
Nanopantography is a method for patterning nanofeatures over large areas. Transfer of patterns defined by nanopantography using highly selective plasma etching, with an oxide layer of silicon...
9831273 Flexible single-crystalline semiconductor device and fabrication methods thereof  
Systems and methods herein relate to the fabrication of a single-crystal flexible semiconductor template that may be attached to a semiconductor device. The template fabricated comprises a...
9829202 Systems and methods for heating concrete structures  
A system and method for heating concrete structures to either prevent the build-up of freezing precipitation or eliminate freezing precipitation on a top surface of the concrete structures. The...
US20170337343 METHODS OF COMPUTING PERICARDIAL AND ABDOMINAL FAT AND METHODS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION  
A new cardiac risk factors are disclosed along with method for deriving the components of the factors, for developing the factors and for using the factors. Methods for computing pericardial fat...
US20170336102 Enhanced Thermal Stability on Multi-Metal Filled Cermet Based Spectrally Selective Solar Absorbers  
A spectrally selective solar absorber is described and comprises a substrate, double cermet layers comprising multi-metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectrics matrix, and double antireflection...
US20170335508 SOIL-RESISTANT, STAIN-RESISTANT COATINGS AND METHODS OF APPLYING ON TEXTILE OR OTHER FLEXIBLE MATERIALS  
A process of fabricating the composition coating may include selecting a textile material substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat...
9820940 Liposomal formulations of polymyxin and uses thereof  
The present invention provides novel liposomal formulations of polymyxin B and pharmaceutical compositions thereof useful for the treatment of bacterial infections. The liposomal formulation...
9818535 Systems and methods for locally reducing oxides  
In the systems and methods for synthesizing a thin film with desired properties (e.g. magnetic, conductivity, photocatalyst, etc.), a metal oxide film may be deposited on a substrate. The metal...
9808336 Two stage cellularization strategy for the fabrication of bioartificial hearts  
In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a method of fabricating an artificial heart muscle (AHM) patch. In some embodiments, the method includes obtaining and/or isolating cells...
US20170317102 Flexible Single-Crystalline Semiconductor Device and Fabrication Methods Thereof  
Systems and methods herein relate to the fabrication of a single-crystal flexible semiconductor template that may be attached to a semiconductor device. The template fabricated comprises a...
US20170315254 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING AND PROCESSING ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEY DATA IN HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION  
Systems and methods for acquiring and processing electromagnetic data in subsurface formations. In one example, a system includes an electromagnetic source, a plurality of electromagnetic...
US20170314189 SOIL-RESISTANT, STAIN-RESISTANT FLUORINE-FREE COATINGS AND METHODS OF APPLYING ON MATERIALS  
A process of fabricating the waterproof coating may include selecting a textile material substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat...
US20170313888 WEATHER-RESISTANT, FUNGAL-RESISTANT, AND STAIN-RESISTANT COATINGS AND METHODS OF APPLYING ON WOOD, MASONRY, OR OTHER POROUS MATERIALS  
A process for manufacturing the composition coating may include selecting a wood or masonry material substrate and utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide...
US20170305883 Compositions and Methods for Inhibiting BMP  
The present invention provides small molecule inhibitors of BMP signaling and compositions and methods for inhibiting BMP signaling. These compounds and compositions may be used to modulate cell...
9797937 Systems and methods utilizing carbon nanofiber aggregate for performance monitoring of concrete structures  
A carbon nanofiber aggregate (CNFA) system and method provides self-sensing capabilities that can be used to detect strain, moisture, and temperature changes. The CNFA may include cement,...
9795690 Therapeutic miRNAs for treating heart and skeletal muscle diseases  
The present disclosure describes the role for miR-322(424)/503 in the differentiation of cardiac precursor cells. Thus, the use of these molecules in the programming of resident stem/progenitor...
US20170296617 RHO ASSOCIATED KINASE (ROCK) INHIBITORS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING DISEASE  
The present disclosure describes peptide inhibitors of Rho-associtated-kinase (ROCK) and their use in treating disorders including heart failure, the leading cause of combined morbidity and...
9790336 Graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices and methods for making same  
A composition and method for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices is presented. The process for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices may include...
US20170290503 OPTICAL COHERENCE ELASTOGRAPHY TO ASSESS BIOMECHANICS AND DETECT PROGRESSION OF OCULAR AND OTHER TISSUES DEGENERATIVE DISEASES  
An excitation force (internal or external) and phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (OCE) system, used in conjunction with a data analyzing algorithm, is capable of measuring and...
9787849 Public safety information management system with web-enabled devices  
A method of managing responder agency resources includes receiving information relating to one or more events, occurrences, or locations. Responders from two or more different jurisdictions are...
9787586 Location-based network routing  
Apparatus and method for routing packets in a computer network. A network switch for routing packets in a computer network includes a plurality of ports for communicative connection of computing...
9787131 Actuation of shape memory alloy materials using ultracapacitors  
A system, in certain embodiments, includes a power supply. The power supply includes an ultracapacitor configured to be charged by a DC source. The power supply also includes a first switch that...
9786415 Multi-filament superconducting composites  
A configuration and a method of constructing a high-temperature superconductor tape including a plurality superconducting filaments sandwiched between a substrate and an overlayer, and having a...
US20170288112 Fabrication of Stable Electrode/Diffusion Barrier Layers for Thermoelectric Filled Skutterudite Devices  
Disclosed are methods for the manufacture of n-type and p-type filled skutterudite thermoelectric legs of an electrical contact. A first material of CoSi2 and a dopant are ball-milled to form a...
US20170283459 PEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF CALCIUM OXALATE MONOHYDRATE CRYSTALLIZATION AND USES THEREOF  
In an embodiment, the present disclosure pertains to a composition for inhibiting calcium oxalate monohydrate crystal growth comprising at least one isolated polypeptide comprising a plurality of...
9778249 Sequence and chiral selectivity of DNA-drug interactions revealed by force spectroscopy  
Methods of quantifying the efficiency of a drug molecule for its targeted receptor, using a differential binding force to quantify the efficiency of a drug molecule to its targeted receptor.
9775196 Self-heating concrete using carbon nanofiber paper  
Electric, self-heating concrete systems that uses embedded carbon macrofiber or nanofibers paper as electric resistance heating elements are disclose. The self-heating concrete systems may utilize...
9770482 Targeting the EGFR-SGLT1 interaction for cancer therapy  
A compound can destabilize an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) protein and a sodium/glucose co-transporter 1 (SGLT 1) protein. In one embodiment, the compound is a peptide derived from the...
9766117 Interactive scale with proximity detector  
An interactive scale may provide a display, load cells, proximity sensor, light sensor, microcontroller, wireless transceiver, audio indicator(s) and/or visual indicator(s). The interactive scale...
US20170258714 NANOVECTORS FOR PENETRATING BRAIN TUMOR TISSUES TO CONDUCT GENE THERAPY  
A method of selectively targeting a cell with a therapeutic agent, the method comprising: targeting a cell with a nanospear, puncturing the cell with said nanospear; releasing a therapeutic agent...
9761446 Methods for the synthesis of arrays of thin crystal grains of layered semiconductors SnS2 and SnS at designed locations  
Methods of producing arrays of thin crystal grains of layered semiconductors, including the creation of stable atomic-layer-thick to micron-thick membranes of crystalline semiconductors by...
US20170253488 GRAFT POLYMERIZATION INITIATED ON GRAPHITIC NANOMATERIALS AND THEIR NANOCOMPOSITE FORMATION  
An improved graft polymerization method from general graphitic structures with organic based monomers through the mechanism of Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)...
US20170247288 MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITIONS AND MATERIAL LAMINATES WITH GRAPHITIC OR OTHER NANOMATERIALS  
Compositions and methods for improved materials and material laminates with graphitic or inorganic/organic nanomaterials are presented. Graphitic or inorganic/organic nanomaterials, such as carbon...
US20170247261 ONE-STEP METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF HIGH SILICA CONTENT ZEOLITES IN ORGANIC-FREE MEDIA  
In an embodiment, the present disclosure pertains to a composition comprising a zeolite with high silica content. In some embodiments, the silica to aluminum ratio (SAR) for the zeolite is 2:1. In...
9745205 Non-lithium metal ion battery electrode material architecture  
A method for configuring a non-lithium-intercalation electrode includes intercalating an insertion species between multiple layers of a stacked or layered electrode material. The method forms an...
9738762 Solution based polymer nanofiller-composites synthesis  
A solution based polymer nanofiller composite processing method to improve mechanical, electrical, thermal and/or chemical properties. The solution based synthesis method may include the steps of...
US20170234860 SEQUENCE AND CHIRAL SELECTIVITY OF DNA-DRUG INTERACTIONS REVEALED BY FORCE SPECTROSCOPY  
Methods of quantifying the efficiency of a drug molecule for its targeted receptor, using a differential binding force to quantify the efficiency of a drug molecule to its targeted receptor.
US20170233435 A METHOD FOR MOLECULAR EXTRACTION IN LIVE CELLS  
A method of extracting biomolecules from live cells comprising: introducing a plurality of magnetized carbon nanotubes (MCNTs) into a live cell, wherein the MCNTs penetrate the cell membrane under...
9733315 Nanomagnetic detector array for biomolecular recognition  
A biomolecular sensor system includes an array of magnetoresistive nanosensors designed for sensing biomolecule-conjugated superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Materials and geometry of each sensor...
9730889 Steroid-sparing effects of beta-adrenergic inverse agonists and uses thereof  
Provided herein is a pharmaceutical composition combination which comprises (a) a corticosteroid and (b) b-adrenergic receptor antagonist characterised in that active ingredients (a) and (b) form...