Patents and Patent Applications from University of Michigan


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US20170358778 ENHANCING LIGHT EXTRACTION OF ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODES VIA NANOSCALE TEXTURING OF ELECTRODE SURFACES  
An organic light emitting device is described, having an OLED including an anode, a cathode, and at least one organic layer between the anode and cathode. At least a portion of an electrode...
US20170358078 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPATIAL CHARACTERIZATION OF IMAGE DATA  
Computer-implemented methods are used to analyze a medical image to assess the state of the sample region. In at least one embodiment, the method comprises receiving at least one medical image...
US20170357889 SPARSE NEUROMORPHIC PROCESSOR  
An information processor is provided that includes an inference module configured to extract a subset of data from information in an input and a classification module configured to classify the...
US20170357285 Variation-Tolerant Voltage Reference  
A sub-nW voltage reference is presented that provides inherently low process variation and enables trim-free operation for low-dropout regulators and other applications in nW microsystems. Sixty...
9839685 Methods of inducing human immunodeficiency virus-specific immune responses in a host comprising nasally administering compositions comprising a naonemulsion and recombinant GP120 immunogen  
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the stimulation of immune responses. Specifically, the present invention provides methods of inducing an immune response to human...
9835184 Fiber-reinforced actuator  
A fiber reinforced actuator includes first and second sets of fibers coupled with and arranged along a control volume to controllably constrain mobility of an actuator body. Fibers of the first...
9834459 Devices and methods for electric field driven on-demand separation of liquid-liquid mixtures  
Devices and methods for electric field driven on-demand separation of liquid-liquid mixtures are provided. For example, methods for separating liquid-liquid mixtures, such as free oil and water,...
9834222 Detecting vehicle maneuvers with mobile phones  
A vehicle maneuver detection application is proposed for driving assistant systems. The application can accurately and inexpensively detect and differentiate vehicle steering maneuvers by...
US20170340741 Emulsions for Intrapulmonary Delivery  
A therapeutic emulsion is provided comprising a perfluorocarbon emulsion and a therapeutic agent, such as tobramycin. Methods of making and using the emulsion are provided. A method of treating a...
9831754 Miniature mechanical shutter  
A miniature mechanical shutter having a chamber, a shutter member having an aperture formed therethrough that is mounted to the chamber to allow translation and rotation about an axis. A pair of...
9829577 Active indoor location sensing for mobile devices  
An active indoor location sensing technique is presented for smartphones and other types of mobile devices without requiring any additional sensors or pre-installed infrastructure. The main idea...
9827405 Device and system for gastric volume reduction to facilitate weight loss  
An ingestible gastric volume reduction device (100) is provided that is controllably adjustable between an expanded state and a contracted state. A control subsystem within the device is able to...
9827290 Compositions and methods relating to induction of intestinal stem cell homeogenesis and/or regeneration  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for inducing intestinal stem cell homeogenesis and/or regeneration within intestinal tissue expressing Robo1 through administration of a...
US20170335399 DETECTION OF MINERALOCORTICOID RECEPTOR ACTIVATION AND PERSONALIZED ANTIHYPERTENSIVE THERAPY BASED THEREON  
Provided herein are compositions and methods for the assessment of mineralocorticoid receptor activation or repression, and methods of customizing antihypertensive therapies based thereon. In...
US20170334889 COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVATING THE APOPTOTIC ARM OF THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE  
N-substituted sulfonylphenyl-5-nitrofuranyl-2-carboxamide derived compounds, which selectively activate the apoptotic, but not the adaptive arm, of the Unfolded Protein Response are provides as is...
US20170334853 MIXED DISULFIDE CONJUGATES OF THIENOPYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF  
This invention is in the field of medicinal chemistry. In particular, the invention relates to mixed disulfide conjugates of thienopyridine compounds, and their use as therapeutics for the...
US20170328294 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CATALYST HEALTH MONITORING  
Methods and systems are provided for continually monitoring a functionality of an exhaust catalyst based on roll-down of a monotonically decreasing catalyst activity parameter representing...
US20170327901 MIPOL1-ETV1 GENE REARRANGEMENTS  
Compositions and methods associated with recurrent MIPOL1-ETV1 genetic rearrangements that are useful for cancer diagnosis and therapy are disclosed.
9816993 Magnetically induced microspinning for super-detection and super-characterization of biomarkers and live cells  
Identification, quantification and characterization of biological micro- and nano-systems is enabled by magnetically spinning these natural, non-magnetic systems with the aid of induced...
9814489 Probe insertion device for implanting a probe into tissue  
A probe insertion device for implanting a probe into tissue includes a rigid base that selectively attaches to the probe due to a bond between the base and the probe, that provides a structural...
US20170323788 METAL BASED NANOWIRE TUNNEL JUNCTIONS  
Semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs) formed as (Al)GaN-based nanowire structures have a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer, and a thin metallic layer fabricated...
9813936 System and method for scheduling time-shifting traffic in a mobile cellular network  
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a data request to transfer data for a mobile device across a mobile network. The data request occurs within a time interval...
9811760 Online per-feature descriptor customization  
An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed to define a first descriptor in a...
9808616 Regenerative peripheral nerve interface  
The present disclosure provides a regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI) for a subject comprising an insulating substrate, at least one metallic electrode deposited onto the insulating...
9808448 Pharmaceutical compounds and use of same in cancer and tauopathies  
Disclosed are compounds of formula (l)-(V): where the substituents are as provided herein. Further disclosed are methods of inhibiting tau aggregation, treating or ameliorating a tauopathy or...
US20170312552 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING MICROVESSELS  
A method of removing microvessels includes applying a burst of acoustic energy at a target location, applying a pulse of optical energy at the target location, and promoting cavitation at the...
9805791 Resistive memory structure for single or multi-bit data storage  
A resistive memory structure comprises at least one resistive memory element configured to store one or more bits of data and a circuit electrically connected to the resistive memory element for...
9804026 Photoconductive emitter device with plasmonic electrodes  
A photoconductive device that includes a semiconductor substrate, an antenna assembly, and a photoconductive assembly with one or more plasmonic contact electrodes. The photoconductive assembly...
9803187 Baulamycins, compositions and methods of use thereof  
Provided herein are compositions of compounds of formula (I), methods of inhibiting a bacterial infection by contacting a cell with a composition comprising a compound of formula (I), and methods...
9802158 Ultrafiltration membrane device, bioartificial organ, and related methods  
The present invention relates to ultrafiltration. In particular, the present invention provides nanoporous membranes having pores for generating in vitro and in vivo ultrafiltrate, devices and...
9801922 Compositions and methods of treating cancer  
The invention provides compositions and methods to treat cancer with an agent that increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in cancer cell mitochondria (“an XTPP agent”) or a...
9801842 Nanoemulsion therapeutic compositions and methods of using the same  
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating pulmonary infection. In particular, the present invention provides nanoemulsion compositions and methods of using the same to...
US20170307748 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING WAVE FIELDS OF A BODY OF WATER  
This disclosure relates to systems and methods for measuring wave fields of a body of water. A system can include a radiation source and an antenna that can cooperate with the radiation source to...
US20170304558 APPLICATOR FOR CRYOANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA  
A handheld cryoanesthesia or analgesia device for cooling a target area on cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone having an elongated body and a thermoelectric...
9800143 Moving-sum charge pump  
Various implementations described herein are directed to an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit may include a charge pump stage having multiple charge storage elements arranged to provide...
9797817 Multi-mode separation for target detection  
Sandwich separation is based on forming a sandwich complex with a magnetic bead, buoyant bead, and a target. Once a sandwich formation is created, the sandwich can be separated using its dual...
9797039 Nozzle geometry for organic vapor jet printing  
A first device is provided. The device includes a print head. The print head further includes a first nozzle hermetically sealed to a first source of gas. The first nozzle has an aperture having a...
9796586 Three dimensional microstructures and fabrication process  
A method for fabricating three-dimensional microstructures is presented. The method includes: disposing a substantially planar reflow material between two molds; heating the reflow material while...
US20170299774 ANTI-GLARE PANELS  
An anti-glare panel includes a panel with a length and a plurality of alternating black color and non-black color strips extending along the length of the panel. A plurality of lenticular lenses...
US20170296211 LAPAROSCOPIC GALLBLADDER EXTRACTION DEVICE  
A surgical instrument for removing a gallbladder is provided. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, and a...
US20170296080 BIOLOGICAL RECORDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECORDING BIOLOGICAL ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY  
A biological recording device used to monitor biological electrical activity and a method of recording neural signals. In a preferred embodiment, the biological recording device is a neural probe....
9793720 Wireless power transfer using multiple near-field plates  
A near-field plate is a non-periodically patterned surface that can overcome the diffraction limit and confine electromagnetic fields to subwavelength dimensions. By controlling the interference...
9793481 Patterning by stamped metal resist  
A method is provided. A first layer is provided over a substrate, the first layer comprising a first material. A patterned second layer is applied over the first layer via stamping. The second...
9791530 Method of MRI imaging using non-slice-selective, spatially tailored tip-up pulse  
A method of acquiring image data with an MRI system from an object using a sequence of tip-down and tip-up RF pulses is described. A slice-selective first pulse α rotates the in-slice spins from...
9790272 Stem cell factor inhibitor  
Provided herein are methods, compositions, and uses relating to inhibitors of stem cell factor. For example, provided herein are antibodies targeting stem cell factor and methods for treating...
9789777 Double-sided LCC compensation method for wireless power transfer  
A double-sided LCC compensation network and a tuning method are proposed for a wireless power transfer system. With the proposed topology, the resonant frequency is independent of coupling...
US20170291928 LECTINS AND USES THEREOF  
Provided herein are chemical compounds, methods for their discovery, and their therapeutic and research use. Further provided herein are antiviral and antimicrobial lectin compounds and methods of...
US20170291893 PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR INHIBITOR-1 INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The invention relates to plasminogen activator-1 (PAI-1) inhibitor compounds and uses thereof in the treatment of any disease or disorder associated with elevated PAI-1. The invention includes,...
US20170291538 Universal Motion Sickness Countermeasure System  
A motion sickness countermeasure system for a user within a vehicle having a light array system configured to output visual stimuli presented in a field of view of the user; and a controller...
9787481 Physical unclonable function using augmented memory for challenge-response hashing  
A technique is presented for performing a physical unclonable function (PUF) using an array of SRAM cells. The technique can be viewed as an attempt to read multiple cells in a column at the same...