Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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8469762 High intensity discharge ARC lamp using UV-absorbant coating  
A high intensity discharge arc lamp comprises an arc tube, a metal halide in the arc tube, and a coating on the arc tube. The coating comprises a UV absorbent material.
US20130158436 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PRESSURE EXERTED ON A SURFACE  
Provided are methods and devices for measuring pressure exerted against a surface. In an aspect, the surface corresponds to the urethra and the device measures the pressure exerted against the...
US20130158396 MULTI-ANGULATED CATHETER  
The present invention is directed to a multi-angulated catheter and methods of using the multi-angulated catheter. The multi-angulated catheter is so dimensioned as to facilitate accessing the...
US20130155058 FOUR-DIMENSIONAL AUGMENTED REALITY MODELS FOR INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION AND AUTOMATED CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS MONITORING  
A method for monitoring construction progress may include storing in memory multiple unordered images obtained from photographs taken at a site; melding the multiple images to reconstruct a dense...
US20130150649 SENSITIZATION OF TUMOR CELLS TO RADIATION THERAPY THROUGH 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.
US20130147798 INSERTING OBJECTS INTO CONTENT  
An image into which one or more objects are to be inserted is obtained. Based on the image, both a 3-dimensional (3D) representation and a light model of the scene in the image are generated. One...
US20130147478 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Steering-Propeller  
A GRASE-type PROPELLER sequence called Steer-PROP is disclosed. This sequence exploits a serious of steer blips together with rewinding gradient pulse to traverse k-space. Steer-PROP improves the...
8462037 Method and system having adjustable analog-to-digital conversion levels  
An adaptive Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that adjusts the representation levels used in the conversion process so as to optimize system performance. By establishing system performance...
US20130143319 Use of Functional Nanoelectrodes for Intracellular Delivery of Chemical and Biomolecular Species  
The invention provides methods of controlled release of an agent into an intracellular environment of a biological cell using a needle nanoelectrode. The agent may be attached to an outer surface...
US20130142784 METHOD OF TREATING TUMOR RESISTANT TO HERCEPTIN OR PACLITAXEL USING FOXM1 INHIBITORS AND DETECTING SAME  
The invention provides methods of treating cancer, especially breast cancer, and in particular HER2/ErbB2 positive breast cancer using a FoxM1 inhibitor in conjunction with trastuzumab and/or...
US20130140649 TRANSIENT DEVICES DESIGNED TO UNDERGO PROGRAMMABLE TRANSFORMATIONS  
The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus....
8457733 Monitoring and controlling hydrocephalus  
Systems and methods for monitoring cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) based on electrical impedance measurements are disclosed. The systems can include an excitation source of alternating current (202),...
8456086 Microcavity plasma devices with non-uniform cross-section microcavities  
An embodiment of the invention IS an array of microcavity plasma devices The array includes a first metal film electrode with a plurality of non-uniform cross-section microcavities therein that...
US20130137129 METHODS FOR NANO-MECHANOPORATION  
Methods for creating a transient nanoscale opening in a cell membrane and methods for transporting a desired species through the nanoscale opening are provided. A nano-sized needle-like tip can be...
US20130136722 Methods of Ex Vivo Expansion of Blood Progenitor Cells, and Generation of Composite Grafts  
This invention provides methods and compositions of hematopoietic progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells, particularly methods for expanding populations of these cells types from biological...
US20130132454 Feedback-Based Particle Filtering  
Methods for estimating a conditional probability distribution for signal states of a non-linear random dynamic process. The filter is based on multiple particles, each defined by a state space...
US20130130734 HIGH SENSITIVITY ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR BOARD AND METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING  
A smart sensor circuit board comprises an interface to a wireless smart sensor board platform, a multi-axis accelerometer having a sensitivity that can measure ambient structural vibrations...
US20130129593 Metal Complex Compositions and Methods for Making Metal-Containing Films  
The present invention provides compositions of matter useful as deposition agents for making structures, including thin film structures and hard coatings, on substrates and features of substrates....
8447373 Apparatus and method for measuring a characteristic of a composition reactive to a magnetic field  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a sensor having a pulse oximeter sensor to measure an oxygen saturation level in a liquid, a magnetic...
8445867 Photobleaching and intermittency localization microscopy  
A method of image analysis creates super-resolution images from images with high densities of fluorophores by processing a movie in which the fluorescent molecules or particles are photobleaching...
US20130121918 Nano-Hybrid Delivery System for Sequential Utilization of Passive and Active Targeting  
The present invention features nanohybrid drug delivery composition which combines both passive and active targeting for the prevention and treatment of disease. The composition is...
8442973 Real time implicit user modeling for personalized search  
A method and apparatus for utilizing user behavior to immediately modify sets of search results so that the most relevant documents are moved to the top. In one embodiment of the invention,...
8442091 Microchannel laser having microplasma gain media  
The invention provides microchannel lasers having a microplasma gain medium. Lasers of the invention can be formed in semiconductor materials, and can also be formed in polymer materials. In a...
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...