Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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US20140050382 Computational Adaptive Optics for Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy and Other Interferometric Imaging  
Methods for correcting for aberrations in the image or three-dimensional reconstruction of a sampled region obtained by broadband interferometry. The sampled region is illuminated with a broadband...
US20140050241 Semiconductor Device And Method For Producing Light And Laser Emission  
A method for producing light emission, including the following steps: providing a transistor structure that includes a semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter region and...
8653278 Isoform selective HDAC inhibitors  
One aspect of the invention relates to isoform-selective HDAC inhibitors. Also provided are methods of sensitizing a cancer cell to the cytotoxic effects of radiotherapy. The invention also...
8652763 Method for fabricating dual damascene profiles using sub pixel-voting lithography and devices made by same  
This invention provides processing steps, methods and materials strategies for making patterns of structures for integrated electronic devices and systems. Processing methods of the present...
8651168 Cooling control system for continuous casting of metal  
Maintaining the shell surface temperature profile under transient conditions by spray water cooling in continuous casting of steel is often desired to reduce occurrence of surface cracks. For this...
US20140045863 Muscarinic Agonists as Cognitive Enhancers  
Methods of treating a mental condition by administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of compound CDD-102A, [5-(3-ethyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidi ne] are...
US20140045755 METHODS FOR TREATING SLEEP DISORDERS BY CHOLECYSTOKININ (CCK) RECEPTOR B ANTAGONISTS  
The present invention relates to a method for preventing or ameliorating a sleep-related breathing disorder. The method involves the use of one or a combination of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor...
US20140042381 STATE CHANGING DEVICE  
A device that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a memory array having a first array of nanotubes, a second array of nanotubes, and a state changing...
8649592 System for background subtraction with 3D camera  
A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor of the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images...
8648035 Identification and use of peptide inhibitors of protein synthesis  
The present invention discloses compositions of peptide inhibitors of protein synthesis, and methods of identifying peptide inhibitors that are capable of inhibiting protein synthesis through an...
US20140037747 AMPHIPHILIC DENDRON-COILS, MICELLES THEREOF AND USES  
The invention generally relates to the fields of drug delivery and cell capture. In particular, the invention relates to amphiphilic dendron-coils, micelles thereof and their use for drug delivery...
US20140037589 NOVEL MAMMALIAN MULTIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF PREPARATION AND METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION THEREOF  
This invention provides methods for preparing novel mammalian multipotent stem cells (MSCs), compositions thereof, and methods of preparing and administering the cells.
US20140037554 CUPREDOXIN DERIVED TRANSPORT AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention discloses methods and materials for delivering a cargo compound into a cancer cell. Delivery of the cargo compound is accomplished by the use of protein transduction domains...
US20140036950 Light Emitting And Lasing Semiconductor Methods And Devices  
A method for producing light emission from a two terminal semiconductor device with improved efficiency, includes the following steps: providing a layered semiconductor structure including a...
US20140033565 AID, METHODS OF USING THE SAME, AND KITS THEREOF  
Disclosed herein is an aid for inducing a physiologically desirable movement. The aid comprises upper and lower surfaces, defining therebetween a thickness of the aid. The aid also comprises a...
8643701 System for executing 3D propagation for depth image-based rendering  
A system is disclosed for executing depth image-based rendering of a 3D image by a computer having a processor and that is coupled with one or more color cameras and at least one depth camera. The...
8642026 Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers  
Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers, especially ovarian tumors, are disclosed. The methods and compositions utilize an endothelin B agonist (ETB) to enhance the...
US20140031562 Method for Forming Allylic Alcohols  
A method of performing a chemical reaction includes reacting an allyl donor and a substrate in a reaction mixture, and forming a homoallylic alcohol in the reaction mixture. The substrate may be...
US20140031292 Yeast Cell Surface Display of Proteins and Uses Thereof  
The present invention provides a genetic method of tethering polypeptides to the yeast cell wall in a form accessible for binding to macromolecules. Combining this method with...
US20140026714 CONTINUOUS FLOW REACTOR AND METHOD FOR NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS  
A continuous flow reactor for nanoparticle synthesis comprises a modular system including a plurality of interconnected tubular components for fluid flow therethrough including a first tubular...
US20140026686 Cell Mass Measurement and Apparatus  
Provided herein are sensors and methods for determining properties of single cells, such as cell mass. Sensors disclosed herein include resonant sensors having a suspended platform designed to...
8638830 Light emitting and lasing semiconductor devices and methods  
A semiconductor light emitting device, including: a heterojunction bipolar light-emitting transistor having a base region between emitter and collector regions; emitter, base, and collector...
8637239 Minimally-invasive measurement of esophageal inflammation  
The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to...
8636829 Gas purification system for liquefaction of dilute gas components  
The invention provides gas purification systems for the recovery and liquefaction of low boiling point organic and inorganic gases, such as methane, propane, CO2, NH3, and chlorofluorocarbons....
US20140024818 ALIGNMENT OF NANOMATERIALS AND MICROMATERIALS  
The present invention provides a method for preparing a nanoassembly that includes the step of reacting the assembly template with at least one nanomaterial to form the nanoassembly using a...
US20140021371 TWO-PHOTON 3-D FIONA OF INDIVIDUAL QUANTUM DOTS  
Microscopy is performed by imaging individual quantum dots (QD) using two-photon (2P) microscopy of in an aqueous environment with widefield and point-scan excitations at nanometer accuracy.
8632475 Non-invasive, bedside intra-cranial pressure and brain shift/herniation monitoring unit utilizing early onset auditory evoked responses  
An intracranial pressure monitoring system and method. The system includes an auditory stimulation and recording unit, which includes a stimulation controller, a memory for storing waveforms, a...
US20140018435 Transdermal Delivery of Therapeutic Agents Using Poly (Amidoamine) Dendrimers  
The invention provides for compositions for transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent associated with a surface modified poly(amidoamine) PAMAM dendrimer, wherein the surface modified dendrimer...
US20140017457 METHOD FOR PREPARING MICRO-PATTERNED SUPERHYDROPHOBIC/SUPERHYDROPHILIC COATINGS  
Provided herein are methods and materials for the production of hydrophobic coatings, which may be thermally treated to produce binary hydrophobic-hydrophilic regions.
US20140013854 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IN SITU TESTING OF MICROSCALE AND NANOSCALE SAMPLES  
According to example embodiments of the invention, a microscale testing stage comprises a frame having first and second opposing ends and first and second side beams, at least one deformable force...
8628055 Bi-direction rapid action electrostatically actuated microvalve  
A bi-directional electrostatic microvalve includes a membrane electrode that is controlled by application of voltage to fixed electrodes disposed on either side of the membrane electrode....
US20140011815 FITNESS ASSAY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
The present invention provides an assay for determining the biochemical fitness of a biochemical species in a mutant replicating biological entity relative to its predecessor. The present...
US20140011811 MYOSIN BINDING PROTEIN-C FOR USE IN METHODS RELATING TO DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE  
The invention provides methods relating to the diagnosis and treatment of diastolic heart failure, kits for diagnosing diastolic heart failure or diastolic dysfunction, and related systems,...
US20140011014 THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) POROUS DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING A 3D POROUS DEVICE  
A method of making a three-dimensional porous device entails providing a substrate having a conductive pattern on a surface thereof, and depositing a colloidal solution comprising a plurality of...
8623816 Compositions and methods for treating malaria with cupredoxin and cytochrome  
The present invention relates to cupredoxin and cytochrome and their use, separately or together, to inhibit the spread of parasitemia in mammalian red blood cells and other tissues infected by...
US20140004345 STRESS MICRO MECHANICAL TEST CELL, DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHODS  
The present disclosure provides a stress micro mechanical system for measuring stress and strain in micro- and nano-fibers, tubes, and wires as well as for measuring the interface adhesion force...
US20140002617 PARTICLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Preferred embodiment systems of the invention use a scalable number of cameras that can image a volume of interest from plurality of angles. The volume can be large and illuminated with general...
US20140000857 REFRIGERANT REPELLING SURFACES  
Methods and devices for dropwise condensation of a refrigerant vapor on a surface are provided. The surface and various aspects of the system are configured to ensure the surface is refrigerant...
8618063 Method for treating a synucleinopathy  
The present invention relates to methods for restoring fast axonal transport in a cell which expresses a pathological synuclein protein and for treating a synucleinopathy using a Protein Kinase C...
US20130345910 DETECTOR FUNCTION AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING AIRFOIL STALL FROM CONTROL SURFACE MEASUREMENTS  
Methods and apparatus for predicting airfoil stall for an aircraft having a control surface. Measurements of forces or moments acting upon an integrated span of the control surface are sensed over...
US20130337718 ENCAPSULATED METAL MICROTIP MICROPLASMA DEVICE AND ARRAY FABRICATION METHODS  
Methods of the invention can form microtip microplasma devices having the first and second metal microtips and metal oxide in a monolithic, unitary structure. Methods can form arrays that can be...
US20130337257 HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBON OPALS AND INVERSE OPALS OBTAINED THEREFROM  
A self-assembled carbon structure such as a carbon opal is disclosed herein. The structure is composed of hydrophilic carbon spheres oriented in a periodic colloidal crystal structure, wherein the...
US20130335825 Method of Manufacture of X-Ray Diffraction Gratings  
Methods and apparatus for manufacturing an optical grating, and the optical grating manufactured thereby. A workpiece is secured to a carriage driven by a linear actuator. A tool is maintained in...
US20130333094 Appendage Mountable Electronic Devices COnformable to Surfaces  
Disclosed are appendage mountable electronic systems and related methods for covering and conforming to an appendage surface. A flexible or stretchable substrate has an inner surface for receiving...
8610986 Mirror arrays for maskless photolithography and image display  
Micromirrors and micromirror arrays described herein are useful, for example in maskless photolithography systems and methods and projection display devices and methods. According to one aspect,...
8609638 Enzyme inhibiting compounds and methods  
The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for studying the Rohmer pathway and for treating bacterial infections or parasitic infections. The parasitic infection can be a...
8608992 Carbon nanofibers derived from polymer nanofibers and method of producing the nanofibers  
A method for producing one or more nanofibers includes providing (a) a solution comprising a polymer and a solvent, (b) a nozzle for ejecting the solution, and (c) a stationary collector disposed...
US20130333067 PRAIRIE CORDGRASS (SPARTINA PECTINATA) CULTIVAR 'SAVOY' FOR A BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION  
A new synthetic cultivar of prairie cordgrass designated ‘Savoy’ is described. ‘Savoy’ is well adapted to the lower Midwest environment of the United States of America, and has a higher biomass...
US20130328777 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR VISUALIZING INFORMATION  
A system and methods for visualizing information on a generally large scale. Certain embodiments include display elements that include a minimized border margin, 2D/3D dual functionality, and...
8602329 Variable orifice nozzle  
A spray nozzle assembly includes a pressure dependent variable spray orifice and an internal chamber which is at least partially bound by a flexibly deformable sidewall. At its distal end, the...