Patents and Patent Applications from University of Southern California


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US20170354736 USE OF ALGINATE FORMULATION FOR INTRAINCISIONAL DRUG DELIVERY  
Described herein are compositions of alginate formulations and their use for treating incisional wounds, such as intra-incisional application.
9843302 Reflection and hybrid reflection filters  
A two-port tunable or reconfigurable network having a filter transfer function may include: a network input port; a network output port; a hybrid coupler having a hybrid input port, a hybrid...
US20170348147 IMPLANTABLE OXYGEN GENERATOR AND TRANSPORTER  
An implantable medical device is described. The implantable medical device includes a small molecule generator, a small molecule diffusor, and a cannula that connects the two. The small molecule...
US20170346376 ENERGY HARVESTER WITH SELF-ASSEMBLED LIQUID BEARING  
A vibration energy harvester that converts kinetic energy to electrical energy. The vibration energy harvester includes an electrically conductive coil array, a magnetic array and a self-assembled...
US20170342577 NANOELECTRODES FOR WATER SPLITTING  
In various embodiments, the invention teaches a method for water splitting with much higher efficiency than previous methods. By decreasing the distance between two electrodes to nanometer scale,...
US20170342063 BLOCKERS OF THE GROWTH HORMONE RECEPTOR IN DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT  
Compounds and methods for treating diseases or conditions affected by the activity or expression of genes/proteins related to human GH, GHR, STAT5, SOCS, IGF-1, insulin are provided. Monoclonal...
9831502 Free-standing active material/carbon nanomaterial network film as light-weight and high-power electrodes for lithium ion batteries  
An electrode includes a first free-standing carbon network, an active material deposited above the first free-standing carbon network, and a second free-standing carbon network covering the active...
9827717 Statistical predictive modeling and compensation of geometric deviations of 3D printed products  
A non-transitory, tangible, computer-readable storage media may contain a program of instructions that causes a computer system having a processor running the program of instructions to: receive...
9827182 Method for promoting hair growth  
The present disclosure relates to a method of applying a pharmaceutical composition for promoting hair growth. The pharmaceutical composition includes a hair growth peptide (HGP) which includes...
US20170328194 AUTOENCODER-DERIVED FEATURES AS INPUTS TO CLASSIFICATION ALGORITHMS FOR PREDICTING FAILURES  
The invention relates to using autoencoder-derived features for predicting well failures (e.g., rod pump failures) using a machine learning classifier (e.g., a Support Vector Machine (SVMs))....
US20170325709 METHOD FOR IMPROVED DYNAMIC CONTRAST ENHANCED IMAGING USING TRACER-KINETIC MODELS AS CONSTRAINTS  
Tracer kinetic models are utilized as temporal constraints for highly under-sampled reconstruction of DCE-MRI data. The method is flexible in handling any TK model, does not rely on tuning of...
US20170325493 FASTING MIMICKING DIET (FMD) AS AN IMMUNOREGULATORY TREATMENT FOR GASTROINTESTINAL AUTOIMMUNE/INFLAMMATORY DISEASES  
A method for treating autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases includes a step of identifying a subject having a gastrointestinal autoimmune/inflammatory disease. A fasting mimicking diet (FMD) is...
9818242 Gas turbine engine anomaly detections and fault identifications  
System and methods for detecting anomalies and identifying faults of a gas turbine engine may include a recorder in communication with a processor. The recorder may be configured to capture...
US20170322166 BLACK PHOSPHORUS GAS SENSOR  
The inventors experimentally demonstrated NO2 gas sensing performance of multilayer black phosphorous (BP) field effect transistors. The BP sensors were sensitive to NO2 concentration down to 5...
9809571 Deoxyuridine triphosphatase inhibitors  
Provided herein are dUTPase inhibitors, compositions comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions.
US20170318178 MULTISPECTRAL LIGHTING REPRODUCTION  
Systems and techniques for multispectral lighting reproduction, in one aspect, include: one or more light sources having different lighting spectra; and one or more computers comprising at least...
US20170310334 WIDEBAND NYQUIST VCO-BASED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER  
An analog-to-digital converter may convert an analog signal into digital codes representative of the changing level of the analog signal. An analog high pass filter may receive and continuously...
US20170307902 3D PRINTING WITH VARIABLE VOXEL SIZES BASED ON OPTICAL FILTER  
A three-dimensional printing approach based on stereolithography with variable printing resolutions to solve the trade-off between throughput and resolution. In this technology, the variable...
US20170305947 DEHYDROGENATION OF NEAT FORMIC ACID  
A formic acid decomposition catalyst system includes organometallic complexes having formula 1: wherein: M is a transition metal;E is P, N, or C (as in imidazolium carbene);R1, R2 are...
US20170304764 REGENERATIVE ADSORBENTS OF MODIFIED AMINES ON NANO-STRUCTURED SUPPORTS  
The invention relates to regenerative, solid sorbent for adsorbing carbon dioxide from a gas mixture, with the sorbent including a modified polyamine and a nano-structured solid support. The...
9797005 High throughput method of DNA methylation haplotyping  
Particular aspects provide novel, high-throughput methods to quantify DNA methylation (e.g., at a single-base resolution) in an allele-specific manner. The methods comprise use of an...
9797002 Methods and kits for genome-wide methylation of GpC sites and genome-wide determination of chromatin structure  
Disclosed are methods and kits for genome-wide methylation of GpC sites and for genome-wide chromatin structural determination. Specifically, the methods and kits of the present invention make...
US20170301869 ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES AS PHOSPHORESCENT EMITTERS IN ORGANIC LEDS  
Organic light emitting devices are described wherein the emissive layer comprises a host material containing an emissive molecule, which molecule is adapted to luminesce when a voltage is applied...
US20170300599 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING MULTI-LEVEL BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION  
Methods and systems for simulating energy use in a building is described. The method includes generating a building model based on building data associated with the building, the building model...
9791333 Portable polarimetric fiber stress sensor system for visco-elastic and biomimetic material analysis  
An all-optical fiber sensor apparatus includes a light source and an in-line fiber polarizer that polarizes light received from the light source. The in-line fiber polarizer outputs light in a...
9790214 Heteroatom containing deoxyuridine triphosphatase inhibitors  
Provided herein are dUTPase inhibitors, compositions comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in a method of treating cancer. The dUTPase inhibitors disclosed...
9789211 Methods and compositions for positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging  
This invention provides compounds and compositions useful as imaging tracers for positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (PET MPI). Compounds in accordance with embodiments of...
9783526 Control of hypoxia-inducible gene expression with oligooxopiperazine nonpeptidic helix mimetics  
The present invention relates to oligooxopiperazines that mimic helix αB of the C-terminal transactivation domain of HIF-1α. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing these...
US20170281756 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO SELECTIVELY BLOCK PAIN INDUCED BY COLD  
Tissue injury prompts the release of a number of proalgesic molecules that induce acute and chronic pain by sensitizing pain-sensing neurons (nociceptors) to heat and mechanical stimuli. In...
9780872 Adaptive optics based simultaneous turbulence compensation of multiple orbital angular momentum beams  
An adaptive optics compensation approach for an OAM multiplexed FSO communication system is described, in which a Gaussian beam is used to probe the turbulence-induced wavefront distortions and...
US20170279739 PREDICTIVE NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A proactive networking system and method is disclosed. The network anticipates the user demands in advance and utilizes this predictive ability to reduce the peak to average ratio of the wireless...
US20170273793 ASSEMBLY OF LAYERED MONETITE-CHITOSAN NANOCOMPOSITE AND ITS TRANSITION TO ORGANIZED HYDROXYAPATITE  
A multilayer structure that functions as a bone replacement material includes a plurality of organic matrix layers such that each organic matrix layer includes chitosan and a dicarboxylic acid....
9773986 Copper(I)-carbene complexes and organic electroluminescent devices  
Devices comprising an organic light emitting device are provided. The devices can include an anode; a cathode; and an organic layer, disposed between the anode and the cathode. The organic layer...
9771625 Monoamine oxidase inhibitors and methods for treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer  
A mechanism of monoamine oxidases (MAOs) driven epithelium-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for treating cancer by inhibiting or suppressing MAOs in cancer...
US20170272171 PHASE-SENSITIVE REGENERATION WITHOUT A PHASE-LOCKED LOOP USING BRILLOUIN AMPLIFICATION  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for phase-sensitive regeneration of a signal without a phase-locked loop and using Brillouin amplification. The system for phase-sensitive regeneration includes a...
US20170265755 IGLASS: INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR LEARNING THERMOREGULATION PERFORMANCE  
An infrared thermography based technique is described for monitoring an individual's thermoregulation performance and thermal comfort level through measuring the skin temperature on several points...
9768909 Systems and techniques for orbital angular momentum based reconfigurable switching  
In at least one aspect, a device for Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) based optical communication includes a first spatial light modulator configured to down-convert a first plurality of...
9768402 Enhanced bulk heterojunction devices prepared by thermal and solvent vapor annealing processes  
A method of preparing a bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic cell through combinations of thermal and solvent vapor annealing are described. Bulk heterojunction films may prepared by known...
9763825 Implantable oxygen generator and transporter  
An implantable medical device is described. The implantable medical device includes a small molecule generator, a small molecule diffusor, and a cannula that connects the two. The small molecule...
9763570 Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with phase-sensitive B-scan registration  
This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system having a configuration that uses a phase sensitive B-scan...
9763569 Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved motion contrast  
This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system with improved motion contrast. This disclosure particularly...
US20170260592 NEXT GENERATION RNA-SEQUENCING AND LONG NON-CODING RNA IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME  
LncRNAs are emerging as important oncogenic drivers in many cancers, but comprehensive, agnostic studies to identify key lncRNAs involved in GBM are lacking. Described herein are new lncRNA...
US20170258810 AGENTS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING NEUROLOGICAL FUNCTION  
Neuro-enhancing agents, compositions and methods are disclosed herein. Preferred neuro-enhancing agents of the present invention include progesterone and metabolites of progesterone, such as...
US20170258409 SYNCHRONIZED MULTI-MODULE PULSED ARTERIAL SPIN LABELED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
A magnetic resonance imaging system may include a magnet, gradient coils, an RF pulse transmitter, an RF receiver that receives MR signals from tissue that has been exposed to RF pulses, gradient...
9757420 Gene editing for HIV gene therapy  
The present disclosure is in the field of genome engineering, particularly targeted integration of anti-HIV transgenes into the genome of a cell for the treatment and/or prevention of HIV.
9752247 Multi-layer encapsulated structures  
An electroplating method that includes: a) contacting a first substrate with a first article, which includes a substrate and a conformable mask disposed in a pattern on the substrate; b)...
9750731 Small molecules modulator of epigenetic regulation and their therapeutic applications  
Disclosed are methods and compositions for modulating the function of transcription factors, especially transcription factors that recruit epigenetic regulators (histone modifying enzymes) to...
9746480 Human myeloid derived suppressor cell cancer markers  
Provided herein are methods for determining the presence of cancer (malignant versus benign), monitoring the progression of cancer, monitoring cancer relapse, monitoring the response to cancer...
9746475 Antibody and antibody mimetic for visualization and ablation of endogenous proteins  
Provided are compositions and methods for labeling an endogenous protein, in particular, in a live cell, or for ablating an endogenous or target protein. The compositions relate to a fusion...
9745366 Compositions and methods for the prevention of microbial infections  
This disclosure provides methods and compositions to inhibit or prevent infection of a cell by a bacteria that exports DNABII proteins by administering to a tissue infected with the bacteria an...