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10473636 Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element  
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a...
10435423 Functionalized phosphonates via Michael addition  
Provided herein are functionalized phosphonates and methods for making same via phosphite addition to an atom alpha to an electron withdrawing group. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool...
10431009 Methods and systems for three dimensional modeling of infrastructure elements  
Methods and systems for modeling infrastructure elements in three dimensions are disclosed. An example method can comprise a computer receiving information from a database. The received...
US20190292341 HYDROPHOBIC AND HYDROPHILIC SURFACES, ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME  
The invention generally relates to articles and methods of making thereof. More specifically, the invention generally relates to articles comprising a substrate embedded with particles, and having...
10424163 Video gaming wager systems and methods  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media are described herein for initiating a second round for a game. A round of the game can comprise: a) pseudo-randomly generating a set of game piece...
10422048 Processes for recovering rare earth elements  
A process for recovering a rare earth element. The process includes adding water and a nonaqueous acid to an ionic liquid, and dissolving an oxide of a first rare earth element directly into the...
10407859 Method and loading module to mechanically increase pile/drilled shaft end bearing stiffness  
Disclosed herein are a module, system and technique to enhance end bearing stiffness of pile/drilled shafts. In particular, methods, systems and loading modules which account for tip resistance in...
10398749 Methods of treating muscular dystrophy  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
10398680 Methods of treating muscular dystrophy  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
10377954 Method for wet torrefaction of a biomass  
A process for increasing the energy density of a biomass, which includes establishing a temperature and pressure within a reaction chamber that includes water and is at or above a desired reaction...
US20190240195 METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
10359522 Phoswich detector with fast neutron spectroscopy function  
A phoswich neutron detection system with at least two scintillators, each having differing pulse shape characteristics, and an optical detector, and neutron spectroscopy capability.
10358345 Metal eutectic supported metal catalyst system and reactions with the metal catalyst system  
A eutectic supported catalyst system is used in catalyzed chemical reactions. A metal catalyst particle is supported in a eutectic medium. The system may have a) a eutectic composition of at least...
US20190209531 Inhibiting Germination of Clostridium Perfringens Spores to Reduce Necrotic Enteritis  
Provided herein are materials and methods useful for reducing, preventing, and/or inhibiting germination of C. perfringens spores, including methods for inhibiting C. perfringens germination to...
10335058 Apparatus for performing timed up-and-go test  
A chair enabling standardized performance testing under Timed Up and Go procedures. The chair has a seat portion, a base portion, a support element, a force sensor, a timer, and a processor. The...
10333746 Efficient data transmission using orthogonal pulse shapes  
Methods and systems are provided for transmitting data using an orthogonal pules shape multiplexing scheme. A transmitter can receive a vector comprising a plurality of symbols. A plurality of...
10316050 PT (IV) complexes containing 4,4′-disubstituted-2,2′-bipyridyl and their use in cancer therapy  
Platinum-containing compounds for the treatment of disease, such as, for example, cancer, are provided herein. Specifically, platinum Pt(IV) complexes with a substituted 2,2′-bipyridine ring...
US20190169416 FABRICATING IONIC/POLYIMIDE MEMBRANES  
Disclosed are polyimide blends and methods of making and using same. The disclosed polyimide blends are prepared by first blending an ionic polymer and a poly(amic acid) to form a poly(amic acid)...
US20190161578 POLYMER COMPOSITIONS  
Compositions including one or more polymers are provided. Exemplary polymers include polymeric carbon monoxides. The compositions can be prepared by subjecting a source material to x-rays,...
US20190128068 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EXTRACTION FROM GEOTHERMAL WELLS  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of engineered geothermal systems (EGS). Also disclosed are methods and devices for the construction and use of planar artificial fractures in EGS wells, including...
US20190126371 ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL MACHINING DEVICES AND METHODS  
A device for machining a work piece creates an electrical potential between an electrode and the work piece or another conducting body proximate to the work piece. The electrical potential...
10272069 Methods of treating muscular dystrophy  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
US20190107646 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SNOWPACK CHARACTERISTICS  
A system for determining snowpack characteristics includes a weight plate, at least one pressure sensor, and an inert plate surrounding the weight plate. The weight plate and the inert plate can...
10252251 Production of organic materials using solid catalysts  
The present disclosure provides a method for producing organic compounds, such as esters, from an organic feedstock that includes at least one of a biopolymer or a lipid. The method includes...
US20190093122 ENGINEERING CRASSULACEAN ACID METABOLISM (CAM) PATHWAYS IN PLANTS  
Disclosed herein are method of altering CAM pathways in plants. In some examples, a disclosed method includes overexpressing one or more genes encoding one or more enzymes that carry out the basic...
10240090 Fire retardant materials and devices including same  
This disclosure provides fire retardant materials, including polymers that include at least one pyridinium salt moiety and at least one phosphine oxide moiety. In some cases, fire retardant...
US20190071834 METHOD AND LOADING MODULE TO MECHANICALLY INCREASE PILE/DRILLED SHAFT END BEARING STIFFNESS  
Disclosed herein are a module, system and technique to enhance end bearing stiffness of pile/drilled shafts. In particular, methods, systems and loading modules which account for tip resistance in...
US20190055714 DEEP FOUNDATION POREWATER PRESSURE DISSIPATER  
A porewater pressure dissipater is disclosed. In one example, a disclosed dissipater includes aggregate; a cylindrical receptacle for receiving the aggregate; a plate having a top surface and a...
10206903 Methods of treating muscular dystrophy  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
US20190031695 Methods and Compositions for Substituted Alpha-Aminophosphonate Analogues  
Provided herein are α-aminophosphonates and methods for making same. Also provided are N-heterocyclic phosphines (NHPs) useful in metal-free phosphorus-carbon bond forming reactions such as, for...
US20190025446 PHOSWICH DETECTOR WITH FAST NEUTRON SPECTROSCOPY FUNCTION  
A phoswich neutron detection system with at least two scintillators, each having differing pulse shape characteristics, and an optical detector, and neutron spectroscopy capability.
US20190013930 MULTI-PROCESSOR AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT  
One aspect of the invention provides an automotive electronic control unit (ECU) including: an application processor; and one or more co-processors communicatively coupled to the application...
10156585 Cantilevered probes having piezoelectric layer, treated section, and resistive heater, and method of use for chemical detection  
The invention provides a liquid cell for an atomic force microscope. The liquid cell includes a liquid cell housing with an internal cavity to contain a fluid, a plurality of conductive...
US20180335432 System and Method of Detecting Bacterial Infections  
Implementations of diagnostic systems for detecting a bacterial infection in a subject may include: a device for receiving a sample of a bodily fluid from a subject, a chemical composition...
10135236 Auto-triggered methods and systems for protecting against direct and indirect electronic attack  
Methods and systems for preventing direct and indirect electronic attacks, cyber attacks, and/or minimizing the impact of high voltage pulses are disclosed. In an aspect, an example system can...
US20180327772 METHODS OF ENGINEERED TISSUE SUCCULENCE IN PLANTS  
Disclosed herein are methods of altering tissue succulence in plants. In some examples, a disclosed method includes overexpressing a modified helix-loop-helix transcription factor CEB1 in a plant...
US20180327465 LIGAND-GUIDED PHAGOCYTOSIS BASED THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND OTHER NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES  
Disclosed are conjugates and compositions comprising an amyloid beta binding protein conjugated to a MerTK ligand. Disclosed are methods of clearing amyloid beta aggregates from a subject...
US20180318380 METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
10119140 Methods for enhancing or decreasing the levels of MIR124 and MIR29 in subjects with muscular dystrophy  
Disclosed herein are methods of treating and diagnosing muscular dystrophy. In some examples, the methods include treating muscular dystrophy by administering to the subject a therapeutically...
US20180315255 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS  
Methods and systems for modeling infrastructure elements in three dimensions are disclosed. An example method can comprise a computer receiving information from a database. The received...
US20180293915 SYNCHRONIZING SOFTWARE MODULES  
Provided are methods and systems comprising a geographical mapping module; a data analytic module; and an integrator module, wherein the integrator module causes data changes input into the...
US20180291432 Rapid Identification of Microorganisms  
Methods of labeling, identifying and differentiating microorganisms using functionalized Buckyballs are provided herein. The invention further provides methods for imaging or inhibiting gene...
10087204 Methods and compositions for substituted alpha-aminophosphonate analogues  
Provided herein are α-aminophosphonates and methods for making same. Also provided are N-heterocyclic phosphines (NHPs) useful in metal-free phosphorus-carbon bond forming reactions such as, for...
US20180268431 Methods And Systems For Redeeming Points For Recommended Awards  
Systems and methods are described for receiving behavior data associated with a plurality of users, generating a predictive model, receiving location data associated with the plurality of users,...
US20180263959 METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
US20180244596 ARYL COMPOUNDS AND POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of aryl compounds and polymers thereof that are made using methods that do not require harsh conditions or expensive reagents. The methods disclosed herein utilize...
US20180244534 CHALCOGENIDE MATERIALS, CHALCOGENIDE-BASED MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of chalcogenide materials and chalcogenide-based materials that exhibit improved light-driven properties and performance in comparison to conventional materials....
US20180236267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGE-GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY  
A radiation therapy system is equipped with a combined imaging system, such as an imaging system combining computed tomography (CT), spectral CT, and single photon emission tomography imaging...
US20180235932 METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY  
Disclosed herein are α7β1 integrin modulatory agents and methods of using such to treat conditions associated with decreased α7β1 integrin expression or activity, including muscular dystrophy. In...
US20180234272 EFFICIENT DATA TRANSMISSION USING ORTHOGONAL PULSE SHAPES  
Methods and systems are provided for transmitting data using an orthogonal pules shape multiplexing scheme. A transmitter can receive a vector comprising a plurality of symbols. A plurality of...