Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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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...
US20120190854 Hydroamination of Alkenes  
A method includes reacting an amino group, a composition including rhodium and an organic ligand, and a substrate having structural formula (I) in a reaction mixture. R1 is an organic group...
8230215 Method for allocating multiple authentication certificates to vehicles in a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network  
In a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network utilizing PKI security methods to protect communications and in which the PKI encryption utilizes a Certificate Authority having both a private key...
8227402 Compositions and methods to prevent cancer with cupredoxins  
The present invention relates to compositions comprising peptides that may be variants, derivatives and structural equivalents of cupredoxins that inhibit the development of premalignant lesions...
8222988 Porous device for optical and electronic applications and method of fabricating the porous device  
A porous device for optical and electronic applications comprises a single crystal substrate and a porous single crystal structure epitaxially disposed on the substrate, where the porous single...
8221179 Method of making arrays of thin sheet microdischarge devices  
The cavity 102 defines an empty volume formed in the insulator 108 has its walls defined by the insulator 108 and may extend through either (or both) the first electrode 106 or the second...
US20120178335 METHOD TO MANUFACTURE REDUCED MECHANICAL STRESS ELECTRODES AND MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICE ARRAYS  
In a preferred method of formation embodiment, a thin metal foil or film is obtained or formed with microcavities (such as through holes). The foil or film is anodized symmetrically so as to form...
US20120175257 SOLID STATE DEVICE  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a solid-state selector having a vessel for carrying a liquid medium with one or more molecules surrounded...
8218152 Group refractive index reconstruction with broadband interferometric confocal microscopy  
A system and method for microscale measurement and imaging of the group refractive index of a sample. The method utilizes a broadband confocal high-numerical aperture microscope embedded into an...
8217381 Controlled buckling structures in semiconductor interconnects and nanomembranes for stretchable electronics  
In an aspect, the present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, components such as semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched,...
8217010 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...
US20120172648 DEFECT ENGINEERING IN METAL OXIDES VIA SURFACES  
The present invention provides methods for controlling defects in materials, including point defects, such as interstitials and vacancies, and extended defects, including dislocations and...
US20120164180 Cancer Vaccines and Therapeutic Methods  
Compositions and methods of producing improved cancer vaccines are described. In addition, methods of identifying tumor associated antigens are also described.
8209738 Analysis of distributed policy rule-sets for compliance with global policy  
A method for analysis of distributed device rule-sets for compliance with global policies includes enabling an administrator to specify a network topology with intercommunicating elements and...
8207230 Functional role for cannabinoids in autonomic stability during sleep  
The present invention relates generally to pharmacological methods for the amelioration of sleep-related breathing disorders via administration of inhibitors of endocannabinoid membrane transport...
8207216 Benzofuran-3-yl(indol-3-yl) maleimides as potent GSK3 inhibitors  
Compounds of formula: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters and solvates thereof, where variables are defined in the specification, useful generally as inhibitors of protein kinases and...
8207136 Nucleoside compounds and methods of use thereof  
The present invention provides methods of utilizing a nucleoside derivative having the chemical formula of Formula (I) to downregulate expression of an anti-apoptotic protein such as survivin in a...
8206915 Nucleic acid enzyme biosensors for ions  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for the sensitive and selective detection of ions using nucleic acid enzymes.
8206685 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...
US20120159678 NANOMETER-SCALE SHARPENING OF CONDUCTOR TIPS  
The invention provides methods for sharpening the tip of an electrical conductor. The methods of the invention are capable of producing tips with an apex radius of curvature less than 2 nm. The...
US20120156180 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF KRABBE AND OTHER NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES  
Provided are compositions and methods for the treatment of Krabbe and other neurodegenerative diseases, including storage diseases such as GM1 gangliosidosis, Niemann-Pick disease, Tay-Sachs...
8202717 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...
US20120149119 NUCLEIC ACID BASED FLUORESCENT SENSOR FOR MERCURY DETECTION  
A nucleic acid enzyme comprises an oligonucleotide containing thymine bases. The nucleic acid enzyme is dependent on both Hg2+ and a second ion as cofactors, to produce a product from a substrate....
8199580 Memory device that selectively stores holes  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a memory device having a memory cell to selectively store holes by photon and bias voltage induction as a...
8198621 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...
8197549 System and method for prosthetic fitting and balancing in joints  
A system and method for prosthesis fitting in joints comprising an artificial condyle and a spacer which cooperates with the condyle to form an artificial joint. The spacer embedded with at least...
US20120142602 Composition and Method for Preventing or Treating a Tauopathy  
The present invention is a composition and method for the prevention and treatment of a tauopathy. The composition of the invention includes N-terminal amino acid residues of the tau protein,...
US20120142015 GFP FUSION PROTEINS AND THEIR USE  
The present invention provides fusion proteins including a green fluorescent protein inserted into the internal amino acid sequence of a Gαs protein and further provides method of using the fusion...
US20120141957 TRAINING FIREARM WITH TRIGGER FINGER POSITION SENSING  
A training firearm including a body that has or replicates the look and feel of a real firearm where the body includes handle, trigger and barrel portions. The training firearm includes at least...
8192947 Detection of specific binding reactions using magnetic labels  
The present invention is a novel biosensor composed of mOrange2 and mCherry fluorescent proteins operably linked via a linker, which provides a distinct color change upon separation of the...
8192600 Solid state device  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a solid-state selector having a vessel for carrying a liquid medium with one or more molecules surrounded...
US20120137287 OPTIMIZED GAME SERVER RELOCATION ENVIRONMENT  
A system is provided for migrating a VM over a WAN. A first server has a VM. The first and second servers are operatively connected over the WAN by a virtual private local area network service....
US20120135474 HEMICELLULOSE-DEGRADING ENZYMES  
The present disclosure provides methods for the conversion of hemicellulose into fermentable sugars using enzymes isolated from Prevotella bryantii. Hemicellulose-degrading enzymes include an...
8188302 Hydroamination of alkenes  
A method includes reacting an amino group, a composition including rhodium and an organic ligand, and a substrate having structural formula (I) in a reaction mixture. R1 is an organic group...
8188251 Transport agents for crossing the blood-brain barrier and into brain cancer cells, and methods of use thereof  
The present invention discloses methods and materials for delivering a cargo compound into a brain cancer cell and/or across the blood-brain barrier. Delivery of the cargo compound is accomplished...
8187795 Patterning methods for stretchable structures  
Described herein are processing techniques for fabrication of stretchable and/or flexible electronic devices using laser ablation patterning methods. The laser ablation patterning methods utilized...
8187500 Biphasic inks  
A biphasic ink comprises a plurality of attractive particles, a plurality of repulsive particles, and a carrier liquid.
US20120129179 SCN5A SPLICING FACTORS AND SPLICE VARIANTS FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC METHODS  
Provided herein are methods of identifying a subject at risk for arrhythmias, heart failure or sudden cardiac death. In exemplary aspects, the method comprises the step of determining a level of...
US20120126458 CASTING MICROSTRUCTURES INTO STIFF AND DURABLE MATERIALS FROM A FLEXIBLE AND REUSABLE MOLD  
Described are methods for making microstructured flexible molds, for example useful for making microstructured metal objects in a casting process. Also described are casting methods for making...
8184298 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...
8183512 Optically-triggered power system and devices  
A power device is provided in an optically-triggered power system having a controller for generating electrical control signals and a converter for converting the electrical control signals to...
8183046 Temperature resistant pH buffers for use at low temperatures  
A method for preparing a composition that includes selecting a pH of the composition; selecting a first buffer with a negative temperature coefficient; selecting a second buffer with a positive...
8182819 Composition and method for facilitating the internalization of a therapeutic agent into a cell  
The present invention is a composition and method for facilitating the internalization of a therapeutic agent into a cell. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of the extracellular...
8179939 Light emitting and lasing semiconductor devices and methods  
A two terminal semiconductor device for producing light emission in response to electrical signals, includes: a terminal-less semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter...
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,...