Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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US20130237899 Nanoscale Neuromodulating Platform for Retina Neuron Activation Apparatus and Method  
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for modulating receptors in postsynaptic neurons of damaged or diseased retinas. The invention also related to methods for using the...
US20130236923 Characteristic Parameters of Cells and Tissue from Quantitative Phase Imaging  
Methods mapping a characteristic parameter of a specimen, such as a scattering mean free path and a scattering anisotropy factor, based on a quantitative phase shift measurement. The methods have...
US20130236510 MULTIPLEXED SUPRAMOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES FOR NON-VIRAL DELIVERY OF GENETIC MATERIAL  
The invention provides a composition comprising two or more of a) genetic material; b) a condensing agent; c) a membrane destabilizing agent; d) a targeting/stabilizing agent, and optionally e) an...
US20130236490 Multivalent Vaccine for Filariasis  
The present invention is a multivalent vaccine for immunizing an animal against filariasis. In some embodiments, the antigens of the multivalent vaccine are protein-based, DNA-based, or a...
8533861 Magnetic actuation and thermal cantilevers for temperature and frequency dependent atomic force microscopy  
Described are methods for magnetically actuating microcantilevers and magnetically actuated and self-heated microcantilevers. Also described are methods for determining viscoelastic properties and...
8533681 Atomicity violation detection using access interleaving invariants  
During execution of a program, the situation where the atomicity of a pair of instructions that are to be executed atomically is violated is identified, and a bug is detected as occurring in the...
8530635 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...
8526772 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...
8525276 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...
US20130225815 Fluoroalkylation Methods And Reagents  
A method of forming a fluorinated molecular entity includes reacting in a reaction mixture an aromatic halide, copper, a fluoroalkyl group, and a ligand. The aromatic halide includes an aromatic...
US20130225531 METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIAS OF VASCULAR ORIGIN  
A composition and method of treating Alzheimer's disease or a dementia of vascular origin are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an endothelin antagonist as the active agent to treat...
US20130225434 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ENGINEERED PHOSPHOTHREONINE AFFINITY REAGENTS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE  
This invention relates to the use of protein scaffolds for producing affinity reagents that are polypeptides that specifically bind to phosphopeptides.
US20130220811 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A FLOW OF PARTICLES BY WAY OF A THROUGH-HOLE  
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for generating an electric or pressure difference force that induces a plurality of particles to flow through a...
US20130220443 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FLOW CONTROL  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus including at least one first plate having at least one first opening and at least one second...
8520213 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...
US20130219367 ATOMICITY VIOLATION DETECTION USING ACCESS INTERLEAVING INVARIANTS  
During execution of a program, the situation where the atomicity of a pair of instructions that are to be executed atomically is violated is identified, and a bug is detected as occurring in the...
US20130217070 PRODUCTION OF XYLITOL FROM A MIXTURE OF HEMICELLULOSIC SUGARS  
Materials and methods are described to produce xylitol from a mixture of hemicellulosic sugars by several routes. Examples include either as a direct co-product of a biorefinery or ethanol...
US20130217046 METHOD FOR DETERMINING PREDISPOSITION TO ESOPHAGEAL-RELATED DISORDERS  
Provided herein are methods and materials for diagnosing an esophageal or esophageal-related disorder, or a predisposition for such disorders, in a subject. The methods center on detecting a...
8513308 PAK1 agonists and methods of use  
The present invention is directed to Pak1 agonists and methods of use.
US20130210731 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...
US20130210723 Use of the Insulin-Like-Growth Factor 1 Splice Variant MGF for the Prevention of Myocardial Damage  
The invention relates to the use of a Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) polypeptide or a polynucleotide encoding an MGF polypeptide in the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention or limitation of...
US20130209435 METHODS FOR PREDICTING RISK OF STROKE  
The invention provides methods of determining risk for stroke in a patient, as well as methods of determining a subject's need for anti-coagulation therapy. In exemplary embodiments, the method...
US20130209401 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING ENTRY OF A HEPATIC VIRUS  
The present invention embraces Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 protein antagonists and agents that inhibit hepatic virus infection for use in the prevention and treatment of a hepatic virus infection.
8508074 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...
8507048 Apparatus and method for applying a film on a substrate  
The subject disclosure provides a method for applying dissimilar electrical charges to portions of a plurality of applicators by way of a conductor included in a conduit of each applicator. The...
8506626 Transcorneal vision assistance device  
The invention provides a transcorneal vision assistance device implantable in the eye of a patient. A preferred embodiment transcorneal microtelescope vision assistance device is implantable in...
8501462 Insert device for multiwell plate  
An assembly comprises a multiwell test plate having a plurality of wells having an opening and a base surface, an insert plate having a plurality of inserts positioned to align with a...
8501437 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...
8500853 Gas purification system and method for liquefaction of dilute gas components  
The invention provides gas purification methods and systems for the recovery and liquefaction of low boiling point organic and inorganic gases, such as methane, propane, CO2, NH3, and...
8499645 Stress micro mechanical test cell, device, system and methods  
The invention provides a stress micro mechanical system for measuring stress and strain in micro- and nano-fibers tubes, and wires as well as for measuring the interface adhesion force and stress...
US20130198912 DNA SEQUENCE THAT CONFERS APHID RESISTANCE IN SOYBEAN  
Provided herein are isolated nucleic acid molecules representing a genetically defined region of the genome of the aphid resistant soybean plant (Glycine max) cultivar Dowling that confers...
US20130196933 Methods and Compositions Inhibiting Tumor Cell Proliferation  
The invention provides agents, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and method for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B activity, expression, or nuclear localization in a...
US20130192468 GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR LIQUEFACTION OF DILUTE GAS COMPONENTS  
The invention provides gas purification systems for the recovery and liquefaction of low boiling point organic and inorganic gases, such as methane, propane, CO2, NH3, and chlorofluorocarbons....
8497631 Polymer microcavity and microchannel devices and fabrication method  
A microplasma device includes a substrate and either or both of a microchannel or microcavity defined in a polymer layer supported by the substrate. Electrodes arranged with respect to the polymer...
US20130190613 Real-Time Biomechanical Dosimetry using Optical Coherence Elastography  
Methods for quantifying, adjusting or terminating a dose of a therapeutic intervention applied to tissue of a patient. A therapeutic intervention of a specified intensity is applied to a region of...
US20130189784 ANTI-HEPARAN SULFATE PEPTIDES THAT BLOCK HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS INFECTION IN VIVO  
Provided are anti-heparan sulfate peptides and methods that employ those peptides for the prevention or treatment of viral infections, including herpesviral infections such as α-herpesviral,...
US20130189690 SCN5A Splice Variants for Use in Methods Relating to Sudden Cardiac Death and Need for Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators  
Provided herein are methods of determining a subject's need for an implanted cardiac defibrillator, methods of determining a subject's risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), arrhythmias, or heart...
8494638 Cervical spinal cord stimulation for the treatment and prevention of cerebral vasospasm  
The present invention relates to a method of prevention and treatment of narrowing of cerebral blood vessels after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and in particular, to a method of applying electrical...
8494025 Curved coupled waveguide array and laser  
A semiconductor laser that includes an active region, claddings and electrical contacts to stimulate emissions from the active region, where a coupled waveguide guides emission. The waveguide...
8492744 Semiconducting microcavity and microchannel plasma devices  
Preferred embodiments of the invention provide semiconducting microcavity plasma devices. Preferred embodiments of the invention are microcavity plasma devices having at least two pn junctions,...
8492614 Plant biochemical systems and uses thereof  
Compositions including phenylalanine, analogues, and phenylalanine precursors protect plants against environmental stressors. Delivery systems and methods of treating are provided. A method of...
8492591 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...
US20130184313 NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND THE USES THEREOF  
The invention relates to pyridinyl nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligands, compositions comprising an effective amount of a pyridinyl nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligand and methods to treat...
US20130181712 Method for Correcting Motion-Induced Phase Errors In Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
A method for correcting motion-induced phase errors in diffusion-weighted k-space data acquired with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is provided. The MRI system is directed to acquire...
8486843 Method of forming nanoscale three-dimensional patterns in a porous material  
A method of forming a nanoscale three-dimensional pattern in a porous semiconductor includes providing a film comprising a semiconductor material and defining a nanoscale metal pattern on the...
US20130174729 INDIRECT REAL-TIME MONITORING AND CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL RESISTIVELY HEATED ADSORBENT SYSTEM  
A method for indirectly monitoring and controlling an electrically resistive adsorption system. Adsorption of a predetermined adsorbate is conducted while indirectly monitoring electrical...
8480942 Method of forming a patterned layer of a material on a substrate  
A method of forming a patterned layer of a material on a substrate includes forming a layer of the material on a stamp, and contacting the stamp with a first substrate comprising a pattern of...
US20130172265 Methods and Compositions for Inhibiting Tumor Cell Proliferation  
The invention provides agents, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and method for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B activity, expression, or nuclear localization in a...
US20130171484 Materials and Methods for Autonomous Battery Shutdown  
An autonomous battery shutdown system includes a battery including an anode and a cathode, and an electrolyte composition between the anode and the cathode. The electrolyte composition includes an...
US20130169969 Spatial Light Interference Tomography  
Methods and a computer readable medium for deriving a quantitative phase contrast tomographic image of a specimen. The specimen is illuminated and a focus of the illuminating light is scanned to a...