Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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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...
US20130323250 ANTI-CLTA4, ANTI-GLUT2 PROTEIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES  
The disclosure relates to a protein composed of a first polypeptide or polypeptide domain having a first specific binding activity for Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Antigen 4 (CTLA-4) expressed on a...
US20130321908 Sparse Deconvolution Spatial Light Microscopy in Two and Three Dimensions  
Methods and a computer program product for applying deconvolution to spatial light interference microscopy for resolution enhancement with respect to the diffraction limit in two and three...
US20130321446 Methods And Systems For Visualizing Data  
A visualization system generates a visualization for a data set comprising multiple data points. The visualization system accesses the data set and determines a representative data characteristic...
US20130320503 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...
8599388 Coherent optical mapping of particles  
Methods and computer program products for super-resolution mapping of nanoprobes having spectrally distinguishable coherent scattering properties. A sample containing a plurality of nanoprobes is...
8597876 Method of treating HIV infection  
Disclosed is a method of treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in an antiretroviral treatment-experienced mammal, which involves administering to the mammal an effective amount of...
US20130317223 Slow Release of Organoboronic Acids in Cross-Coupling Reactions  
A method of performing a chemical reaction includes reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of an organohalide and an organo-pseudohalide, and a protected organoboronic acid...
US20130316437 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...
US20130313452 MICROFLUIDIC PRESSURE AMPLIFIER CIRCUITS AND ELECTROSTATIC GATES FOR PNEUMATIC MICROSYSTEMS  
An electrostatic actuator is provide that can include a fluidic line, a first electrode, and a second electrode such that a gate chamber portion of the fluidic line is sandwiched between the first...
8594757 Apparatus for biomedical imaging  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method involving capturing spectral interference from an optical coherence tomography imaging probe...
8593630 Discrete frequency spectroscopy and instrumentation  
Described herein are spectrometers comprising one or more wavelength-selective filters, such as guided mode resonance filters. Some of the spectrometers described herein are configured for...
8592584 Compositions and methods including cell death inducers and procaspase activation  
Compositions and methods are disclosed in embodiments relating to induction of cell death such as in cancer cells. Compounds and related methods for synthesis and use thereof, including the use of...
8591933 Temporal release of growth factors from 3D micro rod scaffolds for tissue regeneration  
The present invention relates to the use of three-dimensional microrod scaffolds for the temporal release of growth factors useful in tissue regeneration, engineering and treatment of disorders.
US20130309873 METHOD OF SELECTIVELY ETCHING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE  
A method of selectively etching a three-dimensional (3-D) structure includes generating a plasma in contact with the 3-D structure, and illuminating a designated portion of the 3-D structure with...
US20130307341 Optimizing Solar Power Conversion  
A solar power system is provided for maximizing solar power conversion. The solar power system includes n power units connected in series and n−1 DC-DC converting units, and each of the n−1 DC-DC...
8586961 Resistive 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 resistive change...
US20130305410 RHG1 MEDIATED RESISTANCE TO SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE  
Methods of increasing the resistance of plants, in particular soybeans, to nematodes, in particular soybean cyst nematodes, are provided herein. The methods include increasing the expression of...
US20130303941 Method and Apparatus for Evaluating Dynamic Middle Ear Muscle Activity  
Provided are methods and devices for evaluating dynamic middle ear muscle activity in a subject. A probe is provided having a speaker and a microphone in sound-wave communication with an eardrum...
US20130302669 METHOD OF ENHANCING THE CONNECTIVITY OF A COLLOIDAL TEMPLATE, AND A HIGHLY INTERCONNECTED POROUS STRUCTURE  
A method of enhancing the connectivity of a colloidal template includes providing a lattice of microparticles, where the microparticles are in contact with adjacent microparticles at contact...
US20130299909 HYBRID PLASMA-SEMICONDUCTOR ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL DEVICES  
The invention provides combination semiconductor and plasma devices, including transistors and phototransistors. A preferred embodiment hybrid plasma semiconductor device has active solid state...
US20130298977 METHOD OF FORMING AN ARRAY OF NANOSTRUCTURES  
A method of forming an array of nanostructures includes forming a plurality of seed points on a surface of a substrate, and growing masks from the seed points to create masked regions of the...
8581045 Hypervirulent mutant of Agrobacterium tumefaciens  
This disclosure relates to a mutant Agrobacterium tumefaciens that is functionally deleted for the atu1060 gene that codes for the cyclic di-GMP synthase Atu1060, as well as methods for its use in...
8580776 Compositions and methods for treating neurodegenerating diseases  
This invention provides agents, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating or slowing the progression of a neurodegenerating disease, such as Alzheimer's disease and a...
US20130296989 IMPLANTER FOR NERVE STIMULATION  
The present invention is directed to an implanter for nerve stimulation. The implanter comprises a plurality of preformed stylets and a hollow needle. Each preformed stylet defines a butt end, a...
US20130296573 System for Controlling the Reactivity of Boronic Acids  
A protected organoboronic acid includes a boron having an sp3 hybridization, a conformationally rigid protecting group bonded to the boron, and an organic group bonded to the boron through a...
US20130295688 OPTICAL ANALYTE DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE  
Various embodiments are drawn to systems and methods for detecting an analyte of interest in a sample including an optical sensor, a capture probe attached to a surface of the optical sensor...
US20130295631 COMBINATORIAL DESIGN OF HIGHLY EFFICIENT HETEROLOGOUS PATHWAYS  
The present disclosure relates to the production of highly efficient heterologous pathways in host cells by identifying favorable enzyme and/or promoter combinations. In particular the present...
US20130295588 COUNTING PARTICLES USING AN ELECTRICAL DIFFERENTIAL COUNTER  
This disclosure relates to methods and devices to count particles of interest, such as cells. The methods include obtaining a fluid sample that may contain particles of interest; counting all...
US20130295551 MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MODULATING A GAS ENVIRONMENT OF CELL CULTURES AND TISSUES  
A microfluidic device having a perfusion chamber, the perfusion chamber having a base, a bath opening in the base, a supply inlet and an exhaust outlet. The device further includes a gas permeable...
8575103 Peptides and methods for inhibiting G alpha protein signaling  
Permeable Switch Region I and II peptides in the range of 9 to 25 amino acid residues in length are provided for specifically inhibiting signaling through Gα subunits. In addition, compositions...
US20130289934 ANGLE-BASED SPEED ESTIMATION OF ALTERNATING CURRENT MACHINES UTILIZING A MEDIAN FILTER  
A computer-implemented method for estimating a rotor speed of an alternating current (AC) machine is provided. The method includes determining a stator flux signal based on signals of voltage and...
US20130285001 METHODS FOR FORMING A NANOWIRE AND APPARATUS THEREOF  
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for depositing a first material that substantially covers a nanoheater, applying a signal to the...
US20130284938 DETECTOR APPARATUS HAVING A HYBRID PIXEL-WAVEFORM READOUT SYSTEM  
A gamma ray detector apparatus comprises a solid state detector that includes a plurality of anode pixels and at least one cathode. The solid state detector is configured for receiving gamma rays...
8568690 MRI contrast agents and high-throughput screening by MRI  
The present invention provides an MRI contrast agent, comprising: MRI contrast agent particles, and oligonucleotides, attached to the particles.
US20130281539 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...
US20130281523 LOW DOSE CANNABINOID MEDICAMENTS  
The present invention provides methods for treating cannabinoid-sensitive disorders with a lose-dose oral cannabinoid which results in delivery of a therapeutic level during an extended...
US20130281484 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...
US20130280908 METAL ASSISTED CHEMICAL ETCHING TO PRODUCE III-V SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES  
Methods of metal assisted chemical etching III-V semiconductors are provided. The methods can include providing an electrically conductive film pattern disposed on a semiconductor substrate...