Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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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...
US20130169960 Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on Optical Resonator (e.g., Photonic Crystal) Surfaces  
Highly sensitive Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) sensors are described in the form of a optical resonator and a metal nanostructure deposited on surface of the optical resonator. In one...
8479309 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...
8475893 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...
US20130166766 Streaming Service for Correlated Multi-Streaming  
Multiple input devices at a source location capture data to be streamed to one or more destination locations. The captured data is provided to a streaming interface of a streaming service that...
US20130166218 Methods And Systems For Sequence Alignment Computation  
A system utilizes a Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) processor to efficiently determine, in parallel, the optimal global alignment for multiple input sequence pairs. The system may...
US20130166040 REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING TEETH FOR IMPLANTATION  
The invention provides reagents and method for replacing teeth lost to periodontitis and other diseases and disorders resulting in tooth loss, and provides materials and methods that result in...
US20130165824 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PHYSICAL STIMULATION OF TISSUE  
Methods and systems of applying physical stimuli to tissue are disclosed. The methods can include reducing or suppressing pancreatitis in a subject by administering a low magnitude, high frequency...
US20130164379 NANOPARTICLE MICELLE COATED COMPOSITIONS  
Nanoparticle micelle coated compositions and methods for treating a subject having a solid tumor are disclosed. The compositions comprise thiostrepton and a micelle-forming lipid wherein the...
8471471 Electron injection-controlled microcavity plasma device and arrays  
An embodiment of the invention is a microcavity plasma device that can be controlled by a low voltage electron emitter. The microcavity plasma device includes driving electrodes disposed proximate...
8470701 Printable, flexible and stretchable diamond for thermal management  
Various heat-sinked components and methods of making heat-sinked components are disclosed where diamond in thermal contact with one or more heat-generating components are capable of dissipating...
8470532 Aptamer-based colorimetric sensor systems  
The present invention provides an aptamer-based colorimetric sensor system for determining the presence and optionally the concentration of an analyte in a sample. Methods of utilizing the sensor...
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...