Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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8307414 Method and system for distributed, localized authentication in the framework of 802.11  
A method for controlling Internet access of a mobile device by using a communication system having a number of access points includes the steps of performing a certificate-based authentication...
8305682 Optical frequency up-conversion of femtosecond pulses into targeted single bands in the visible and ultraviolet  
An apparatus and methods for generating a substantially supercontinuum-free widely-tunable multimilliwatt source of radiation characterized by a narrowband line profile. The apparatus and methods...
US20120278958 Ultra-Low Damping Imaging Mode Related to Scanning Probe Microscopy in Liquid  
Provided are methods and systems for high resolution imaging of a material immersed in liquid by scanning probe microscopy. The methods further relate to imaging a material submersed in liquid by...
US20120277652 Stem Cell Immune Modulation Methods of Use and Apparatus  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed co-culturing stem cells with mononuclear cells and/or lymphocytes to modulate their function. The invention also discloses the use of stem cells to educate...
US20120276549 Photonic biosensors incorporated into tubing, methods of manufacture and instruments for analyziing the biosensors  
Tubing such as clear plastic disposable tubing or glass tubing includes a photonic sensor formed in or placed within the tubing. The photonic sensors can take the form of photonic crystal sensors,...
8301390 Quantum chemistry simulations using optimization methods  
Embodiments of the present invention provide, among other things, methods, apparatus, and systems for tuning a semiempirical process for predicting energy for different molecular configurations....
8300228 Matched pulse stimulated raman scattering  
Methods and apparatus for selectively driving the vibrations of normal modes of a target molecule into coherence using stimulated Raman scattering. In concert, many vibrations produce a larger...
8299211 Peptides and regulation of calcium channels  
Calcium channels can be regulated by natural gamma proteins. Herein we disclose embodiments of compositions and methods, particularly involving short peptides which are capable of regulating...
8294078 Optically-triggered multi-stage power system and devices  
A multi-stage optically-triggered power system. At least one triggering stage is responsive to at least one optical trigger to directly create photogeneration of carriers in the at least one...
8293271 Encapsulated materials and methods for encapsulating materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having an outer nozzle operable to discharge an outer stream of a shell solution, and an inner...
8292814 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
US20120261551 OPTICAL COMPONENT ARRAY HAVING ADJUSTABLE CURVATURE  
Provided are devices, and related methods, for controlling curvature of an array of optical components on, embedded, or partially embedded in, a deformable substrate. The array of optical...
US20120261182 LIQUID-REPELLENT, LARGE-AREA, ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTING POLYMER COMPOSITE COATINGS  
A polymeric composition including a blend of poly(vinylidine fluoride) (PVDF), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), carbon nanofibers, and poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) particles is described and...
US20120258549 External cavity laser biosensor arrangements  
A label-free biosensor detection arrangement incorporating an external cavity laser (ECL) includes a tunable lasing element (e.g. an antireflection coated laser diode or semiconductor optical...
US20120256102 Dye-conjugated dendrimers  
The invention provides dendrimers, conjugates thereof, and methods of using dendrimer conjugates. In one embodiment, the invention provides novel polymeric dendrimers as a new class of fluorescent...
8283090 Electrochemical cells comprising laminar flow induced dynamic conducting interfaces, electronic devices comprising such cells, and methods employing same  
An electrochemical cell is described that includes (a) a first electrode; (b) a second electrode; and (c) a channel contiguous with at least a portion of the first and the second electrodes. When...
US20120252742 Human Single-Chain T Cell Receptors  
A soluble human single-chain T cell receptor (TCR) having the structure: Vα2-L-Vβ or Vβ-L-Vα2, wherein L is a linker peptide that links Vβ with Vα, Vβ is a TCR variable β region, and Vα2 is a TCR...
US20120252128 LABEL-FREE FUNCTIONAL NUCLEIC ACID SENSORS FOR DETECTING TARGET AGENTS  
A general methodology to design label-free fluorescent functional nucleic acid sensors using a vacant site approach and an abasic site approach is described. In one example, a method for designing...
US20120248020 CHROMATOGRAPHY DEVICES AND METHODS  
Provided are chromatography devices having a stationary phase that includes patchy particles having at least two different surface chemistries, such as Janus particles. Also provided are methods...
US20120245105 METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE TREATMENT OF SOLID TUMORS  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of a solid cancerous tumor are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can utilize an...
8269431 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an input electrical AC signal, including the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having...
8269029 Water repellent metal-organic frameworks, process for making and uses regarding same  
Microwave assisted synthesis may be used to produce water-repellent metallic organic frameworks (MOFs) molecules. The water-repellent MOFs contain non-polar functional groups, such as a...
8268637 Label-free biosensors based upon distributed feedback laser  
A biosensor based upon a vertically emitting, distributed feedback (DFB) laser is disclosed. In one configuration, the DFB laser comprises a replica-molded, one- or two-dimensional dielectric...
US20120231540 Non-Simian Cells for Growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus  
Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) using non-simian cells. In a particular example, porcine alveolar...
US20120231468 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...
US20120231083 SUSTAINED RELEASE CANNABINOID MEDICAMENTS  
The present invention provides a medicament which results in delivery of a therapeutic level of one or more cannabinoids during a clinically relevant therapeutic window. The therapeutic window is...
US20120230939 METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN AND TUMOR ENDOTHELIAL MARKER PEPTIDES  
The present invention is directed to prostate specific antigen (PSA) and tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) peptide compositions and methods for treating cancer with the compositions.
8266413 Processor architecture for multipass processing of instructions downstream of a stalled instruction  
A processor triggers a first advanced execution processing pass to an instruction sequence in response to a first stalled instruction and initiates execution of a further instruction in the...
US20120226709 AUTOMATED PROSTATE TISSUE REFERENCING FOR CANCER DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS  
This application provides to a method for identifying one or more prostate tissue samples in a database that are closest to a test prostate sample, which can be used to aid pathologists when...
US20120226041 CATALYSTS AND BORONATE ESTERS  
The invention provides catalysts and methods for preparing boronate esters. The methods can include the borylation of a secondary or primary C—H bond, for example, by contacting a reactant having...
US20120225836 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING DECITABINE AND TETRAHYDROURIDINE AND USES THEREOF  
Embodiments of compositions and methods for the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies in a subject are described herein. In one embodiment, a composition for the treatment of a blood...
US20120225447 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR QUANTITATIVELY MONITORING LIPIDS  
Provided herein are fluorescent lipid binding proteins (FLBPs). The FLBPs comprise a lipid binding domain linked to a fluorophore, whrereby the fluorophore's fluorescence emission undergoes a...
US20120219869 Silicon Hydride Nanocrystals as Catalysts for Proton Production in Water-Organic Liquid Mixtures  
Embodiments of the present methods may be used to produce energy in the form of an electrical current from water without the use of fossil fuel. Silicon hydride is very easy to make. This...
US20120215114 Non-Invasive Optical Imaging for Measuring Pulse and Arterial Elasticity in the Brain  
An optical imaging system and a method for generating a report regarding elasticity of arteries in the brain of a subject under test. Light output from the light source of the imaging system...
US20120214818 METHODS OF TREATING DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND RELATED CONDITIONS  
The invention provides a method of treating diastolic dysfunction, e.g., diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction, in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject in...
US20120214239 PLANT BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF  
Plants and plant cells including an isolated nucleic acid encoding for prephenate dehydratase, wherein the nucleic acid is operably linked to a promoter such that prephenate dehydratase is...
US20120214219 SEPARATION OF A TARGET SUBSTANCE FROM A FLUID OR MIXTURE USING ENCAPSULATED SORBENTS  
Method and apparatus for separating a target substance from a fluid or mixture. Capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are provided. The coating is permeable...
US20120213699 SINGLE CHAIN FRAGMENT OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 9B9 AND USES THEREOF  
Anti-ACE single chain fragment antibodies are disclosed. The present invention relates to using these antibodies, and polymers thereof, in methods for detecting, diagnosing, prognosing,...
US20120212733 TAILORED RAMAN SPECTROCOPIC PROBES FOR ULTRASENSITIVE AND HIGHLY MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS  
Embodiments of nanostructured, multilayered metal-dielectric particles suitable for use as Raman spectroscopic probes are disclosed, as well as methods of designing, making and using such...
8248462 Dynamic parallax barrier autosteroscopic display system and method  
Embodiments of the invention provide a dynamic parallax barrier autostereoscopic system and method for one and multiple users with user tracking. One example embodiment of the invention is a...
US20120208762 Methods of Diagnosing Diastolic Dysfunction  
Diagnostic methods relating to a cardiac ventricular dysfunction are provided. In some embodiments, the diagnostic method is a method of diagnosing diastolic dysfunction in the absence of systolic...
8241706 High surface area ceramic coated fibers  
A method of manufacturing a ceramic coated fiber comprises heat treating an activated carbon coated fiber containing a ceramic precursor, to form a ceramic coated fiber.
US20120198758 Hydrothermal Processing (HTP) of Algae Grown in HTP Waste Streams  
A process for the conversion of organic waste to biofuel is provided comprising cultivating organisms in the aqueous product of the HTP conversion process.
8237538 Porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery and method of making the electrode  
A porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery includes a monolithic porous structure having a porosity in the range of from about 74% to about 99% and comprising a conductive material. An...
8236929 Method and system for production of zein and/or xanthophylls using chromatography  
Methods and systems for obtaining zein and/or xanthophylls in highly pure form. Zein is first extracted from corn using aqueous ethanol. Suspended corn solids are separated, and the resulting...
8236914 Self-assessing mechanochromic materials  
A mechanochromic material includes a polymer having a backbone containing a mechanophore.
US20120196835 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...
US20120196373 System For Visual Indication Of Mechanical Damage  
A self-indicating material system may include a solid polymer matrix having a first color, a first plurality of capsules in the matrix, and a plurality of particles in the matrix. The first...
8232244 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...
US20120192280 APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING WEB APPLICATION SECURITY AND METHOD THEREFOR  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, constructing a symbolic representation from a portion of a web application that generates a plurality of...