Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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8179937 High speed light emitting semiconductor methods and devices  
A method for producing a high frequency optical signal component representative of a high frequency electrical input signal component, includes the following steps: providing a semiconductor...
8179032 Ellipsoidal microcavity plasma devices and powder blasting formation  
The invention provides microcavity plasma devices and arrays that are formed in layers that also seal the plasma medium, i.e., gas(es) and/or vapors. No separate packaging layers are required and...
US20120116739 Infrared Microspectroscopy for Intact Fibers  
Methods and a non-transient computer medium embodying computer readable code for extracting bulk spectroscopic properties of a particle. A forward model is built of an optical field focused on,...
US20120115262 LASER ASSISTED TRANSFER WELDING PROCESS  
A method of printing transferable components includes pressing a stamp including at least one transferable semiconductor component thereon on a target substrate such that the at least one...
US20120115128 SELECTIVE PROTEIN LABELING  
The present invention is related to methods of detecting protein-protein interactions in living cells, as well as detecting the formation and/or inhibition of protein-protein interactions in cells.
8175817 Reciprocal symmetry plots as a new representation of countercurrent chromatograms  
Various methods for visualization of output from a liquid-liquid chromatographic instrument are provided. One or more analytes detected by a liquid-liquid chromatographic instrument are visualized...
8173598 Myeloid protein activation of anti-inflammatory and anti-hypoxic pathway  
Provided are methods to enhance healing of wounds and tissue, especially during or pursuant to psychological and/or physical stress and to protect tissue from deleterious effects associated with...
8173595 Methods and compositions for the inhibition of thrombus formation  
The present invention is directed to anti-platelet peptides that may be used in various methods for the treatment or prophylaxis of thrombosis. More specifically, the specification describes...
8173406 Deconstructing lignocellulosic biomass with a two-step method  
Lignocellulosic biomass is noted for its recalcitrance to deconstruction as a feedstock for biofuel production. A two-step pretreatment method with the aim of enhancing cellulose digestibility,...
8173390 Method for facilitating fermentation of high solids compositions  
The present invention features a method for facilitating the fermentation of a high solids composition. The method involves subjecting the high solids composition to granular starch hydrolyzing...
US20120108570 Pharmacological Treatment for Sleep Apnea  
The present invention relates generally to pharmacological methods for the prevention of amelioration of sleep-related breathing disorders via administration of agents or combinations of agents...
US20120107503 Smoothing Agents to Enhance Nucleation Density in Thin Film Chemical Vapor Deposition  
The present invention provides methods for making structures, including nanosized and microsized thin film structures that exhibit a high degree of smoothness useful for applications in...
US20120107242 NUCLEIC ACID-MEDIATED SHAPE CONTROL OF NANOPARTICLES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS  
Embodiments of a method for nucleic acid-mediated control of a nanoparticle shape are disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more nucleic acid oligomers are adsorbed to a metal nanoseed, and...
US20120105858 Spatial Light Interference Microscopy and Fourier Transform Light Scattering for Cell and Tissue Characterization  
Methods and apparatus for rendering quantitative phase maps across and through transparent samples. A broadband source is employed in conjunction with an objective, Fourier optics, and a...
US20120105528 High Resolution Sensing and Control of Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing  
Provided are various methods and devices for electrohydrodynamic (E-jet) printing. The methods relate to sensing of an output current during printing to provide control of a process parameter...
US20120104554 FLEXIBLE AND ON WAFER HYBRID PLASMA-SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTORS  
Preferred embodiment flexible and on wafer hybrid plasma semiconductor devices have at least one active solid state semiconductor region; and a plasma generated in proximity to the active solid...
8168176 CBLB for treating endotoxin-mediated disorders  
Methods of treating endotoxin-mediated disorders are provided.
US20120101770 FALL DETECTION  
A fall detection device may be uniquely associated with a wearer. The fall detection device may predict whether a fall event is imminent based on kinematic information of the wearer's body. The...
US20120100446 Hydrogen Storage Using Hydrocarbon Nanostructures and Sonication  
Hydrogen storage materials and methods of reversibly storing and generating hydrogen using sonication and hydrocarbon nanostructures are described.
US20120098029 PHOTONICALLY-ACTIVATED SINGLE-BIASFAST-SWITCHING INTEGRATED THYRISTOR  
Preferred embodiments of the invention include a thyristor core that is single biased by a source, such as a power source (or a portion thereof) that is being switched through the thyristors. An...
US20120092663 TRANSMISSION RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY ANALYSIS OF SEED COMPOSITION  
The disclosure provides instrumentation for the Raman spectroscopy analysis of seeds or grains, which can be used to determine the composition of the seed, such as its protein and oil content. In...
US20120091800 System and Method for 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...
US20120090825 NANOFIBER COVERED MICRO COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR MICRO COMPONENT COOLING  
A device including a micro component having an external surface and a permeable nanofiber covering on at least a portion of the external surface of the micro component. A cooled micro component...
8159287 Transistor device and method  
A field-effect transistor device, including: a semiconductor heterostructure comprising, in a vertically stacked configuration, a semiconductor gate layer between semiconductor source and drain...
8159134 Arrays of microcavity plasma devices and electrodes with reduced mechanical stress  
A preferred embodiment low stress electrode and a preferred array of microcavity plasma devices of the invention include a plurality of thin metal first electrodes and stress reduction structures...
8155898 Methods and apparatus for providing an extremely fast response in switching power converters  
A method is provided for accomplishing energy changes for a power converter to minimize an impact of a disturbance. The power converter includes energy storage and switches. The method comprises...
8153370 RNA from cytology samples to diagnose disease  
The invention relates to methods and kits for detecting the likelihood that a subject has cancer, e.g., squamous cell carcinoma, by assaying the expression levels of tumor associated genes. More...
8152908 Micromachined gas chromatography columns for fast separation of Organophosphonate and Organosulfur compounds and methods for deactivating same  
Improved microcolumns and methods for producing microcolumns particularly suitable for use in gas chromatographs are disclosed. In particular, following deposition of the stationary phase coating,...
US20120083099 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,...
US20120077758 INFERTILITY ASSOCIATED DEFB-126 DELETION POLYMORPHISM  
The present application provides diagnostic methods for determining the fertility status of a male individual by evaluating his DEFB-126 phenotypic and genotypic status. The present invention...
US20120077246 Methods and Devices for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells  
A method of capturing a Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) from a sample includes introducing a sample into a microfluidic device having a cell capture surface and a flow modification surface under...
US20120077032 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...
US20120074830 ENCAPSULATED METAL MICROTIP MICROPLASMA DEVICES, ARRAYS AND FABRICATION METHODS  
An embodiment of the invention is a microtip microplasma device having a first metal microtip opposing a second metal microtip with a gap therebetween. The first and second metal microtips are...
US20120074230 Placement insensitive antenna for RFID, sensing, and/or communication systems  
An antenna includes a ground plane having a slot. The slot may be miniaturized using a meandered slot structure or other appropriate reactive loading method as an end load to one or both ends of...
US20120071580 Suturable Hybrid Superporous Hydrogel Keratoprosthesis for Cornea  
The present invention features a hybrid superporous hydrogel scaffold for cornea regeneration and a method for producing the same. The hybrid hydrogel is composed of a superporous...
US20120069324 HIGH RESOLUTION LARGE DISPLACEMENT/CRACK SENSOR  
A structural displacement sensor that includes an arched member having two ends, where each end is attached to a fastening member. In an embodiment of the invention, the fastening members are...
US20120067615 Materials and Methods for Autonomous Restoration of Electrical Conductivity  
An autonomic conductivity restoration system includes a solid conductor and a plurality of particles. The particles include a conductive fluid, a plurality of conductive microparticles, and/or a...
8137968 Selected endothelial progenitor cells and methods for use  
The present invention is a method for preparing a substantially pure population of endothelial progenitor cells wherein said cells express Flk-1, CD34, α5β1 integrin fibronectin, and vWF and...
US20120063484 DISTRIBUTED REFLECTOR IN A MICRORING RESONATOR  
A component having a microring resonator and grating, coupled to a waveguide is described. By selection of the grating period, and other parameters such as the grating-waveguide coupling...
US20120063184 Zero-Voltage-Switching Scheme for High-Frequency Converter  
Method for operating an ac/ac converter circuit for a high-frequency-link converter. The ac/ac converter circuit converts an ac input voltage to an ac output voltage. When the ac input voltage is...
US20120059184 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...
US20120058292 Vacuum Insulation Panel  
A vacuum insulation panel (VIP) in an example comprises first and second walls and a plurality of tensile elements. The first and second walls are structurally coupled to allow formation of a...
8131656 Adaptive optimization methods  
Methods and systems for optimizing a solution set. A solution set is generated, and solutions in the solution set are evaluated. Desirable solutions from the solution set are selected. A...
8129141 Fibrous protein fusions and use thereof in the formation of advanced organic/inorganic composite materials  
The claimed invention provides a fusion polypeptide comprising a fibrous protein domain and a mineralization domain. The fusion is used to form an organic-inorganic composite. These...
US20120052570 METHOD FOR TEMPORALLY CONTROLLING THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF PROTEINS IN VERTEBRATES, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF  
The present invention relates to a method for tightly temporally controlling the biological activity of a protein of interest in a vertebrate, upon induction of the activity of a fusion protein...
US20120052241 Flexible Microstructured Superhydrophobic Materials  
Described herein are flexible superhydrophobic films. Also described are methods for imparting superhydrophobicity to a variety of objects, for example objects having any shape or surface...
US20120052063 AUTOMATED DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER LESIONS IN TISSUE  
The present disclosure relates to methods of analyzing breast tumor samples, for example as a means to determine whether the tumor is cancerous or benign. For example, it is shown herein that...
US20120051631 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...
US20120049092 Compression of Polarized Supercontinuum Pulses Generated in Birefringent All Normal-Dispersion Photonic Crystal Fiber  
Methods and apparatus for generating ultrashort optical pulses. Polarized pulses of a near-infrared source are launched substantially along a principle axis of a birefringent photonic crystal...
8124055 Compositions and methods to control angiogenesis with cupredoxins  
The present invention relates to compositions comprising cupredoxins, and their use to inhibit angiogenesis in mammalian cells, tissues, and animals, and particularly the angiogenesis that...