Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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8440620 Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers, including solid tumors, are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can...
8440546 Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
US20130111425 POWER BALANCED PIPELINES  
Power balancing techniques are provided for improving power efficiency of pipelined processors. A design-level implementation can be incorporated during synthesis of pipeline clocks in which a...
US20130110931 Scalable Peer To Peer Streaming For Real-Time Data  
A peer to peer network includes multiple communication layers, each specifying a path through which network peers send data through the peer to peer network. A network peer in the peer to peer...
US20130105399 POLYMER-ENCAPSULATED LIQUID EXCHANGE MEDIA  
A capsule for encapsulating ion exchange chemicals has a capsule body, including a surface layer and ion exchange chemicals encapsulated within said surface layer. An ion exchange media is created...
8431538 HDAC inhibitors and therapeutic methods of using same  
Histone deacetylases inhibitors (HDACIs) and compositions containing the same are disclosed. Methods of treating diseases and conditions wherein inhibition of HDAC provides a benefit, like a...
8431522 Methods of inhibiting tumor cell proliferation  
The invention provides methods for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B activity, expression, or nuclear localization in a tumor cell. The invention also provides methods for...
8431360 Methods and compositions for improving sugar transport, mixed sugar fermentation, and production of biofuels  
The present disclosure relates to host cells containing a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide where the polypeptide transports cellodextrin into the cell. The present disclosure...
8431080 Soft MEMS  
A microscale polymer-based apparatus comprises a substrate formed from a first polymer material and at least one active region integrated with the substrate. The at least one active region is...
US20130102543 METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE TREATMENT OF CANCERS  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers, including solid tumors, are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can...
US20130102046 XYLOSE-FERMENTING MICROORGANISM  
The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to the fermentation of xylose. Host cells having recombinant polynucleotides encoding one or more of aldose reductases, xylitol...
US20130101672 NANOCONJUGATES AND NANOCONJUGATE FORMULATIONS  
The invention provides a drug-polymer nanoconjugate that includes a drug covalently bonded to a polymer. The nanoconjugate can include a block copolymer coating and/or an albumin coating. The drug...
US20130101552 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...
US20130100618 Stretchable Form of Single Crystal Silicon for High Performance Electronics on Rubber Substrates  
The present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise...
US20130096133 PROCASPASE-ACTIVATING COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS  
The invention provides compounds and compositions useful for the modulation of certain enzymes. The compounds and compositions can induce of cell death, particularly cancer cell death. The...
US20130095039 NUCLEIC ACID-MEDIATED SHAPE CONTROL OF NANOPARTICLES  
Embodiments of a method to use nucleic acid oligomer sequences for modulating the shape of nanoparticles are disclosed, as well as nanoparticles and methods of using the nanoparticles. Systematic...
US20130095019 Chemically-Enhanced Sorbent Activation Process and Methods for Using Same  
The invention is directed to methods and equipment for generating an activated sorbent from a sorbent precursor with the addition of certain chemicals that enhance the effectiveness of the...
US20130094532 Opto-Electronic Oscillator And Method  
An opto-electronic oscillator circuit, including: an opto-electronic circuit loop including an optical modulator that receives a first electrical signal and produces an optical output signal...
US20130093352 Opto-Electronic Devices And Methods  
A method for amplifying an input optical signal includes the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor device having a base region between collector and emitter regions; applying...
8420978 High throughput, low cost dual-mode patterning method for large area substrates  
A high-throughput, low cost, patterning platform is provided that is an alternative to conventional photolithography and direct laser ablation patterning techniques. The processing methods are...
US20130091578 SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING SECURITY VULNERABILITIES IN CLIENT-SERVER APPLICATIONS  
A method for automatically detecting security vulnerabilities in a client-server application where a client is connected to a server. The method is implemented by a computer having a processor and...
8416823 Quantum well active region with three dimensional barriers and fabrication  
The invention provides a quantum well active region for an optoelectronic device. The quantum well active region includes barrier layers of high bandgap material. A quantum well of low bandgap...
8415461 Amphiphilic substances and functionalized lipid vesicles including the same  
An amphiphilic substance includes a hydrophobic group, and a polynucleotide group attached to the hydrophobic group. The polynucleotide group includes a first polynucleotide segment and a second...
8414879 Superporous hydrogel with cells encapsulated therein and method for producing the same  
The present invention is a superporous hydrogel with cells encapsulated within the hydrogel matrix, and a method for producing the same.
US20130084449 VISCOELASTIC INK FOR DIRECT WRITING OF HYDROGEL STRUCTURES  
A viscoelastic ink for direct writing of hydrogel structures includes a long chain polymer and a photopolymerizable moiety, which may be a photopolymerizable monomer or a photopolymerizable group...
US20130084247 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO PREVENT CANCER WITH CUPREDOXINS  
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...
US20130083161 REAL-TIME VIDEO CODING USING GRAPHICS RENDERING CONTEXTS  
A method for encoding video for streaming includes receiving a plurality of sequential image frames generated by a 3D graphics rendering engine. Graphics rendering contexts are obtained, including...
8410148 Method and composition for potentiating an opiate analgesic  
Composition and methods of treating pain and reducing or reversing tolerance to opiate analgesics are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an opiate analgesic and an endothelin antagonist...
8409800 Nucleic acid based fluorescent sensor for copper detection  
A nucleic acid enzyme responsive to copper, comprising an oligonucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the nucleic acid enzyme is not self-cleaving.
8409621 Microparticles  
A method of forming particles, comprises accelerating a first stream comprising a first liquid, applying a charging voltage of at most 1.5 kV to the first stream, and vibrating the first stream,...
US20130080079 SELF-CALIBRATING MASS FLOW SENSOR SYSTEM  
Method and system for calibrating a mass flow sensor. The mass flow sensor includes an impact sensor that receives an impact force due to collisions with a plurality of solid particles to generate...
US20130079417 Highly Selective 5-HT(2C) Receptor Agonists That Show Anti-Psychotic Effects with Antagonist Activity at the 5-HT(2B) Receptor  
Highly selective 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists receptors are disclosed. The 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists are used in the treatments of disease and conditions wherein modulation of 5-HT(2C) receptors...
US20130079309 Method Of Treating Acute Lung Injury Using Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Analogs Or Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Receptor Agonists  
The invention provides methods for treating or reducing the risk of developing acute lung injury manifested by increased vascular permeability. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions...
US20130078275 NOVEL SYSTEMS, VECTORS, AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF BIOMOLECULES TO EUKARYOTIC CELLS  
Embodiments described herein provide novel bacterial-based methods, systems, and delivery vehicles capable of delivering DNA, RNA, proteins, and other cargo into targeted mammalian cells, both in...
8406525 Recognition via high-dimensional data classification  
A method is disclosed for recognition of high-dimensional data in the presence of occlusion, including: receiving a target data that includes an occlusion and is of an unknown class, wherein the...
8404558 Method for making buried circumferential electrode microcavity plasma device arrays, and electrical interconnects  
In a preferred method of formation embodiment, a metal foil or film is obtained or formed with micro-holes. The foil is anodized to form metal oxide. One or more self-patterned metal electrodes...
US20130072596 Thermally Robust Capsule System, And Composites Including The Capsules  
A method of making capsules includes forming a mixture including a core liquid, a polyurethane precursor system, a first component of a two-component poly(urea-formaldehyde) precursor system, and...
US20130072433 INHIBITORS OF BETA INTEGRIN-G PROTEIN ALPHA SUBUNIT BINDING INTERACTIONS  
Provided herein are compounds that inhibit a binding interaction between a β integrin and a G protein subunit, as well as compositions, e.g., pharmaceutical compositions, comprising the same, and...
US20130071297 ARRAYS OF METAL AND METAL OXIDE MICROPLASMA DEVICES WITH DEFECT FREE OXIDE  
A microplasma device includes a microcavity or microchannel defined at least partially within a thick metal oxide layer consisting essentially of defect free oxide. Electrodes are arranged with...
US20130070201 ASSESSMENT OF MICROVASCULAR CIRCULATION  
Methods and compositions are disclosed to quantitatively measure in vivo blood vessel diameter, blood velocity, and other flow dynamics. Such methods and compositions can optimize therapeutic...
US20130068416 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...
8398550 Techniques to evaluate mechanical properties of a biologic material  
A system includes an acoustic radiation force source that is structured to generate an acoustic radiation force at one or more frequencies. A shear wave transmission device is embedded in a mass...
US20130065903 Method of Improving Diastolic Dysfunction  
A method of treating, preventing, reversing, or ameliorating diastolic dysfunction includes reducing S-glutathionylated myosin binding protein-C (MyBP-C) level by administering to a host in need...
US20130065288 PRODUCTION OF XYLITOL FROM A MIXTURE OF HEMICELLULOSIC SUGARS  
Materials and methods are described to produce xylitol from a mixture of hemicellulosic sugars by several routes. Examples include either as a direct co-product of a biorefinery or ethanol...
US20130065042 Micro-Vascular Materials And Composites For Forming The Materials  
A microvascular system includes a solid polymeric matrix and a woven structure in the matrix. The woven structure includes a plurality of fibers, and a plurality of microfluidic channels, where at...
8394757 Sensitization of tumor cells to radiation therapy through the administration of endothelin agonists  
Methods to sensitize tumor cells to radiation therapy through the administration of an endothelin agonist such as the ETB agonist IRL1620.
8394706 Printable semiconductor structures and related methods of making and assembling  
The present invention provides a high yield pathway for the fabrication, transfer and assembly of high quality printable semiconductor elements having selected physical dimensions, shapes,...
8394584 Detecting and sorting methylated DNA using a synthetic nanopore  
Provided are methods for detecting, characterizing or separating DNA based on methylation. Heterogeneous DNA populations are separated based on DNA methylation by providing a membrane having a...
8394421 Synthesis of nanoparticles by fungi  
Systems and methods for synthesizing silver nanoparticles (SNPs) using Trichoderma fungi have been developed. In an aspect, Trichoderma reesei was used for the extracellular synthesis of silver...
8391986 Apparatus for managing a neurological disorder  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Neuro Sensing and Stimulation Device having a conductive lead for implanting in a brain of a living...