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9789268 Transvaginal specimen extraction device  
In laparoscopic surgery, small (5-12 mm diameter) incisions are made in an abdominal wall through which instruments dissect and remove specimens that may be several centimeters in diameter....
9788705 Minimally invasive networked surgical system and method  
A system for performing non-invasive networked medical procedures including a number of in vivo medical devices, a communication path between at least two of the devices, an ex vivo control unit...
9783978 Shape-morphing space frame apparatus using linear bistable elements  
A shape-morphing space frame (SMSF) utilizing the linear bistable compliant crank-slider mechanism (LBCCSM). The frame's initial shape is constructed from a single-layer grid of flexures, rigid...
9783977 Shape-morphing space frame apparatus using unit cell bistable elements  
Unit cell bistable elements, and particular arrangements thereof, that can transform or morph a structure from one shape to another. In certain embodiments, the current invention includes unit...
9782494 Methods of using multilayer magnetic micelle compositions  
Provided herein is a method of transfecting a brain cell of a subject with a polynucleotide comprising systemically administering to the subject a composition comprising a micelle having a...
9782404 Methods of treating disease-induced ataxia and non-ataxic imbalance  
Methods for treatment of disease-induced ataxia and non-ataxic imbalance are disclosed. The methods involve treating a patient with a compound having nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activity.
9782388 BIS-cyclic guanidine compound compositions, methods of use and treatment thereof  
The present disclosure provides compositions including a bis-cyclic guanidine compound, pharmaceutical compositions including a bis-cyclic guanidine compound, methods of treatment of a condition...
9782145 Electronic catheter stethoscope  
An electronic catheter stethoscope measures and analyzes acoustic fields and dynamic pressure variations in the gaseous or liquid fluid inside a conventional medical catheter that is positioned in...
US20170283873 SUPERVISED LEARNING METHODS FOR THE PREDICTION OF TUMOR RADIOSENSITIVITY TO PREOPERATIVE RADIOCHEMOTHERAPY  
Disclosed is a gene expression panel that can predict radiation sensitivity (radiosensitivity) of a tumor in a subject. A method of predicting radiation sensitivity is provided that is based on...
US20170283344 Systems And Methods For Producing Liquid Fuels From Landfill Gases  
In some embodiments, a system for producing liquid fuel from landfill gas includes a tri-reformer that receives landfill gas and produces synthesis gas having a H2:CO ratio of approximately 2:1,...
US20170281665 COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS OR SALTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine compounds and epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor compounds, particularly erlotinib-like compounds and compositions...
9780985 Suppressing alignment for out-of-band interference and peak-to-average power ratio reduction in OFDM systems  
Various examples are provided for OOB interference and/or PAPR reduction in OFDM systems. In one example, a method includes generating a suppressing signal using channel state information (CSI) of...
9780434 Flexible antenna and method of manufacture  
A flexible microwave antenna having a “fish-scale” ground plane is provided. The approach represents a significant advance in the combined thickness and flexibility that can be achieved,...
9776895 Cactus mucilage and ferric ions for the removal of arsenate (As(V)) from water  
Potable drinking water is plagued with widespread arsenic contamination, particularly in developing communities. Ferric ions were introduced to interact with arsenate based on the strong affinity...
9775712 Osteoconductive and osteoinductive implant for augmentation, stabilization, or defect reconstruction  
Aspects of the present invention provide implants for augmentation, stabilization, or defect reconstruction of bone tissue, comprising a scaffold portion structured to provide shape to the...
9775629 Apparatus for osteotomy and graft preparation  
Surgical tools that increase surgical accuracy for orthopedic procedures involving long bone osteotomy with or without supplementation with allograft or autograft. Two clamps on the operative side...
US20170273963 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS AND USE OF SAME IN CANCER AND TAUOPATHIES  
Disclosed are compounds of formula (I)-(V): where the substituents are as provided herein. Further disclosed are methods of inhibiting tau aggregation, treating or ameliorating a tauopathy or...
US20170266148 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ELEVATED AND SUSTAINED KETOSIS  
Beta-hydroxybutyrate mineral salts in combination with medium chain fatty acids or an ester thereof such as medium chain triglycerides were used to induce ketosis, achieving blood ketone levels of...
US20170266147 METHODS OF INCREASING LATENCY OF ANESTHETIC INDUCTION USING KETONE SUPPLEMENTATION  
Provided are methods for delaying the onset of anesthesia in a subject.
9765251 Encapsulation of thermal energy storage media  
In one embodiment, a phase change material is encapsulated by forming a phase change material pellet, coating the pellet with flexible material, heating the coated pellet to melt the phase change...
9764469 Generating robotic trajectories with motion harmonics  
Aspects of the generation of new robotic motion trajectories are described. In one embodiment, a new robot motion trajectory may be generated by gathering demonstrated motion trajectories,...
9763848 Walking assistance devices including a curved tip having a non-constant radius  
In one embodiment, a walking assistance device includes a support member adapted to support a user of the device and a curved tip mounted to the support member, the curved tip including a curved...
US20170263355 MAGNETO-DIELECTRIC POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES  
In accordance with the present invention, novel superparamagnetic magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites are synthesized using a novel process. The tunability of the dielectric/magnetic...
US20170258940 TRANSGENIC MOUSE MODEL FOR CONDITIONAL FKBP51 EXPRESSION AND RELATED METHODS  
The subject invention pertains to transgenic non-human animals comprising a transgenic nucleotide sequence, integrated into the genome of the animals, comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding...
US20170257364 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATION USING AUTHENTICATION VOTES  
A system and method of authentication is described. In operation, an authenticator computing device receives a request to access a resource from a requesting user. In response to the request, the...
9756413 Cabled device storage organizer  
A cabled device storage organizer that addresses the common problem of organizing and storing personal cabled items, such as an audio headset, and prevents entanglement of the cables. In one...
9753102 Silicon-based magnetometer  
Systems and methods for a magnetometer comprise a single-isotope silicon crystal doped with impurity atoms. The Larmor precession associated with energy level transitions of the impurity atoms may...
9753041 Salivary inflammatory biomarkers associated with glycemic control and oral health  
The present invention provides non-invasive diagnostic methods and kits for determining and/or monitoring oral health and glycemic control in subjects with Type 1 diabetes.
9752139 Magnetic three-dimensional cell culture apparatus and method  
A culture apparatus and method for growing cells and tissue in a three-dimensional configuration harnesses magnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic and diamagnetic forces. The cells or tissue are...
9751766 One-step synthesis of graphene quantum dots  
Methods of making graphene quantums dots are provided. The methods can produce graphene quantum dots with a monodisperse size distribution. The graphene quantum dots are produced, via one-pot...
9750753 Method of treating diseases associated with LRRK2 mutation using hexachlorophene  
A method of treating a disease associated with mutation of LRRK2 protein is presented herein. It was found that administering hexachlorophene to cells expressing endogenous LRRK2 or overexpressing...
9749086 Physical layer security for wireless implantable medical devices  
In various embodiments, the present invention presents a physical layer (PHY) authentication technique for implantable medical devices (IMDs) that does not use existing methods of cryptology....
9748837 Time delayed converter reshuffling  
Dynamic power management techniques and voltage converter architectures are described to provide a secure and efficient on-chip power delivery system. In aspects of the embodiments,...
9744672 Systems and methods for communicating robot intentions to human beings  
In one embodiment, communicating robot intentions to human beings involves determining movements that a robot will make to complete a task, visually communicating a long-term intention of the...
9744189 Compositions of lithium salts and methods of use  
Lithium is regarded as the gold standard comparator and benchmark treatment for mania. One of the problems associated with Lithium is its narrow therapeutic window. Recent attempts to find new...
9744104 Multi-lobed cooled teething device  
A teething device for exercising gums and deciduous teeth. Two hollow receptacles sealingly mate to form a body of the teething device. A plurality of hollow knobs extend outwardly from the...
9743823 Minimally invasive networked surgical system and method  
A system for performing non-invasive networked medical procedures including a number of in vivo medical devices, a communication path between at least two of the devices, an ex vivo control unit...
US20170240880 ARGININE DEIMINASE GENE THERAPY FOR DISORDERED PROTEINS  
The invention relates to compositions comprising arginine deiminase and their use in a method of reducing aggregation of disordered protein in a subject.
D795156 Wiper blade ornament  
9742411 Simultaneous economic dispatch and frequency regulation of power systems  
Various examples are provided for feedback control of power systems. The feedback control can provide simultaneous frequency regulation and economic operation of a power system. In one example, a...
9738706 Inflammatory disease diagnosis and methods of treatment using lipopolysaccharides-responsive beige-like anchor  
Anti-cytokine therapy has revolutionized immunological disease treatment, but is not always effective and subject to treatment resistance as the cytokine cascade is highly redundant and multiple...
9737793 Modern dominoes  
The present invention includes a novel and modern numbering system design modernizing the design of gaming pieces, such as dice and dominos, while maintaining the qualities of utility for which...
9737509 Antimicrobial compositions, methods of use, and methods of treatment of infections  
The present disclosure provides compositions including a compound (e.g., compounds A-D), pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, methods of treatment of a condition (e.g., an...
US20170237439 WIDE OPERATING LEVEL SHIFTERS  
Aspects of wide operating range level shifter designs are described. One embodiment includes a level shifter configured to receive an input signal in a first voltage domain and generate an output...
US20170236278 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED STEREOLOGY OF CANCER  
A system and method for applying an ensemble of segmentations to a tissue sample at a blob level and at an image level to determine if the tissue sample is representative of cancerous tissue. The...
US20170232055 METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING GAMMA-AAPEPTIDES, GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE BUILDING BLOCKS, GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE LIBRARIES, AND GAMMA-AAPEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF ALPHA-BETA40 AGGREGATES  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for γ-AApeptides, γ-AApeptide building blocks, methods of making γ-AApeptides and libraries of γ-AApeptides, methods of screening the γ-AApeptide...
9730679 Device for sterile uterine sampling and drug delivery  
A device and method for the collection of sterile specimen samples from the uterus is presented. Also presented is a method of delivering nano-encapsulated drugs to the female reproductive tract...
US20170225969 POROUS ORGANIC POLYMERS FOR BINDING HEAVY METALS  
Compositions containing a porous organic polymer and a heavy metal chelating moiety are provided for binding heavy metals, for example in remediation and purification. The compositions can be...
US20170224724 IONIC COCRYSTAL OF LITHIUM, LISPRO, FOR THE TREATMENT OF FRAGILE X SYNDROME  
The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising an ionic co-crystal (ICC) of lithium with salicylic acid and 1-proline (LISPRO). The pharmaceutical composition can further...
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