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US20180104182 INTRAVAGINAL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLED DELIVERY OF LUBRICANTS  
The present technology provides intravaginal devices designed to deliver lubricants to the vagina for a sustained period of time. The intravaginal devices include a first segment comprising an...
US20180100736 GENERATING A SENSOR TASK BASED ON A TARGET DETECTION AND PLATFORM DATA FROM A PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE RELATIONSHIP  
For measuring an area of interest based on a sensor task, a method generates a sensor task comprising a sensor type and an area of interest. The method further routes the sensor task to a sensor...
US20180099070 REINFORCED ADHESIVE COMPLEX COACERVATES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF  
Described herein is the synthesis of reinforced adhesive complex coacervates and their use thereof. The reinforced adhesive complex coacervates are composed of (a) at least one polycation, (b) at...
9938396 Nanocomposite materials with dynamically adjusting refractive index and methods of making the same  
A concept and synthesis technology for a composite nanoparticle material which can be used to develop nanocomposite films and suspension with 1) dynamic refractive index control across a wide...
9937162 Methods of treating and preventing vascular instability diseases  
Methods are provided of treating and preventing stroke diseases, such as cerebral cavernous malformation, by the administration of tempol and/or cholecalciferol.
9937140 Branched chain amino acids: formulations and methods of treatment  
The present disclosure includes a formulation of branched chain amino acids and arginine for treatment of diseases for which the pathological mechanism includes autophagy. The formulation includes...
US20180095300 PHOTONIC MODULATOR STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE  
Metamaterial optical modulators can include one or more optical inputs, one or more optical outputs, one or more control inputs and an arrangement of a plurality of elements. The plurality of...
US20180093273 THERMAL GRADIENT PLUG FLOW MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FOR EXTREME PCR  
A microfluidic device can include a temperature regulator positioned to generate a temperature gradient across a thermally controlled portion of the microfluidic device from a high temperature...
US20180092873 USE OF NITRATED LIPIDS FOR TREATMENT OF SIDE EFFECTS OF TOXIC MEDICAL THERAPIES  
Methods of treating the side effects of a toxic medical therapy using nitrated lipids are disclosed herein. In particular, the methods comprise the use of nitrated fatty acids or esters thereof to...
US20180092866 SUBSTITUTED N-([1,1'-BIPHENYL]-3-YL)-[1,1'-BIPHENYL]-3-CARBOXAMIDE ANALOGS AS INHIBITORS FOR BETA-CATENIN/B-CELL LYMPHOMA 9 INTERACTIONS  
In one aspect, the invention relates to substituted N-([1,1′-biphenyl]-3-yl)-[1,1′-biphenyl]-3-carboxamide analogues, derivatives thereof, and related compound; synthetic methods for making the...
9932634 Methods for fast nucleic acid amplification  
Methods are provided for fast nucleic acid amplification in which concentrations of primers and polymerase are increased.
9932389 Silk-elastin like protein polymers for embolization and chemoembolization to treat cancer  
A chemoembolic agent is disclosed that includes an injectable, recombinantly synthesized silk-elastin like protein copolymer and one or more chemotherapeutic agents. Upon injection, the...
9931724 System and method for dispensing a minimum quantity of cutting fluid  
Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling a quantity of cutting fluid dispensed for a cutting tool within a CNC or other machining system. The devices, systems, and methods may...
9931121 Methods and devices for connecting nerves  
A nerve repair conduit configured to be secured on first and second portions of a selected nerve. The nerve repair conduit includes a polymeric body having a proximal end, a distal end, an...
US20180087098 Methods for detecting rapidly processed introns to evaulate allelic expression  
The invention is directed to methods for identifying one or more introns of a gene that are rapidly processed from a nascent RNA molecule transcribed from the gene, which allows for the detection...
US20180080899 FIXED AREA ELECTRODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE FLUIDS  
A method of making an electroanalytical measurement including providing a glass-fused working electrode that includes a tungsten rod and a glass coating fused to the rod to form a leak-proof seal,...
US20180080210 SPLASH PREVENTION APPARATUS  
A splash prevention apparatus is disclosed. The splash prevention apparatus may be placed on a surface to capture satellite droplets that would result from a liquid impinging upon the surface. The...
9920333 Method of making induced pluripotent stem cells  
Systems, constructs, and methods for reprogramming cells are provided. In one aspect, for example, a transformation construct for generating iPS cells can include an expression vector having a...
US20180072669 MATERIALS FOR USE IN AN AQUEOUS ORGANIC REDOX FLOW BATTERY  
Described herein are aqueous organic redox flow batteries that include a first redox active material that can include a metallocene or a salt thereof, and a second redox active material that can...
9913927 In situ solidifying complex coacervates and methods of making and using thereof  
Described herein are fluid complex coacervates that produce solid adhesives in situ. Oppositely charged polyelectrolytes were designed to form fluid adhesive complex coacervates at ionic strengths...
9913926 Adhesive complex coacervates and method of making and using thereof  
Described herein is the synthesis of adhesive complex coacervates and their use thereof. The adhesive complex coacervates are composed of a mixture of one or more polycations and one or more...
9913831 Methods and compositions for treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus  
Disclosed is a treatment of diabetes insipidus. Methods of treating diabetes insipidus disorders associated with P2Y receptors using the compounds and compositions are also disclosed.
9907861 High molecular weight arginine-grafted bioreducible polymers  
The polymeric carrier for delivering nucleic acid material to a cell is provided herein. The polymeric carrier can include a dendrimer group having 2 to 8 termini, each of the termini having an...
9907791 Ron inhibitors for use in preventing and treating bone loss  
Provided herein are methods for inhibiting osteolysis or treating osteoporosis in a subject in need thereof, the method including administering to the subject at least one RON inhibitor. The...
US20180057874 MULTI-SEQUENCE CAPTURE SYSTEM  
Systems, devices, and methods for capturing single source-specific biological material from a multi-source aggregate of biological material are disclosed and discussed. A capture system is...
9901624 Methods and compositions for treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and for induction of diuretic effect.
US20180052050 IMAGING DEVICE WITH IMAGE DISPERSING TO CREATE A SPATIALLY CODED IMAGE  
An image capturing device (202) can include a sensor array (210), a lens (230) positioned at a first distance from an intermediate image (235), and apolychromat (220) positioned at a second...
US20180051980 INTERFEROMETRY SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
Devices, systems, and methods for determining a distance between at least two points are disclosed and described, wherein interferometry technology is utilized to determine such distances.
US20180049665 METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF EVALUATING AXONAL LOSS AND DEMYELINATION  
Disclosed are methods and systems for obtaining ultra-high b radial diffusion-weighted imaging signals from a selected portion of a nervous system of a subject and comparing at least two...
9896384 Methods of sintering dense zeta-phase tantalum carbide  
A method of forming a sintered ζ-phase tantalum carbide can include assembling a particulate mixture including a tantalum hydride powder and a carbon source powder. The particulate mixture can be...
9889235 Implantable devices for bone or joint defects  
In one aspect, the invention provides an implantable device comprising a uniform mixture of components including degradable polymer, inorganic bone particulate either natural or synthetic, a drug,...
US20180037810 ENCAPSULATED POROUS PROPPANT  
The present disclosure describes proppant materials encapsulated with a polymer encapsulation layer. Proppant particles are formed with a core having relatively larger inner pores and a shell...
US20180036440 METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for diagnosing eosinophilic esophagitis in a subject. Also disclosed are methods for monitoring the course of eosinophilic esophagitis in a subject before,...
9887610 Flexible devices, systems, and methods for harvesting energy  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for harvesting energy by transforming mechanical energy into electrical energy. Particularly, the energy can be...
9885085 Apparatus, compositions, and methods for assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease progression among rapid and slow decline conditions  
Methods are disclosed for generating and isolating an informative content repository of respiratory related biomarkers to accurately determine whether an individual has normal or abnormal...
US20180031584 METHODS OF DETECTING ANALYTES AND DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS  
A method for detecting lipoarabinomannan in a biological sample is described, including the step of contacting the biological sample with at least one acid selected from the group consisting of...
US20180031467 TEMPERATURE PROFILE FOR ROCK SAMPLE COMPOSITION ANALYSIS  
A method for analyzing the petroleum content of a rock sample includes at least three repetitions of heating a rock sample to a holding temperature, holding the rock sample at the holding...
US20180030429 Polypeptide Assemblies and Methods for the Production Thereof  
The application discloses multimeric assemblies including multiple oligomeric substructures, where each oligomeric substructure includes multiple proteins that self-interact around at least one...
9880277 Synthetic aperture radar processing  
For synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing, a SAR receives a plurality of SAR signals. The SAR generates a piecewise approximation of the plurality of SAR signals over a coherent processing...
9879974 Linear-motion stage  
A linear-motion stage that is angularly or radially symmetric or asymmetric, or monolithic may be used as the moving mechanism in a Fourier transform spectrometer. In embodiments, a linear-motion...
9879048 Isolation, identification, and uses of antifungal compounds  
In one aspect, the invention relates to isolated compounds useful as antifungal agents, for example, compounds having a structure represented by a formula: wherein R1 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;...
9877973 Intraocular drug delivery device and associated methods  
An intraocular active agent delivery device can include an active agent homogenously combined with a biodegradable active agent matrix such that the entire delivery device is homogenous. The...
US20180023199 ELECTROCATALYTIC HYDROGEN EVOLUTION AND BIOMASS UPGRADING  
Disclosed are systems for producing hydrogen gas and upgrading biomass reactants. The systems are able to couple the oxidation of the biomass reactant to hydrogen gas evolution using catalysts...
US20180021331 HDAC1,2 INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
Disclosed herein are methods for treating a cancer and a method for sensitizing a cancer to a chemotherapeutic agent. Each method administers an agent that selectively inhibits HDAC1 and HDAC2 to...
9872772 Prosthetic joint  
A prosthetic joint (100) comprises a first component (110) having a first interface portion (111). The prosthetic joint (100) further comprises a second component (120) having a second interface...
US20180018858 SKIN STRETCH FEEDBACK DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate devices, systems, methods, and for displaying information about the direction and magnitude of position, movement, and/or resistive force experienced...
9867899 Reinforced adhesive complex coacervates and methods of making and using thereof  
Described herein is the synthesis of reinforced adhesive complex coacervates and their use thereof. The reinforced adhesive complex coacervates are composed of (a) at least one polycation, (b) at...
US20180014421 Spring Lock  
A spring lock includes a sinusoidal spring that has one or more crests and troughs formed along a length of the sinusoidal spring, the length extending along a sliding axis, the one or more crests...
US20180010167 ORGANISM IDENTIFICATION PANEL  
Methods and containers are provided for identifying a species, illustratively a bacterial species. Illustrative methods comprise amplifying various genes in the nucleic acid from the bacterial...
US20180009851 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PEPTIDE EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION USING A TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEM  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for expressing and purifying a peptide of interest using a Flagellar Type III secretion system. Disclosed are nucleic acid sequences that contain a FlgM...