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US20180269909 RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICES HAVING BACKSCATTER AND NON-BACKSCATTER COMMUNICATION MODES AND HARDWARE RE-USE  
Backscatter communication offers the potential for significant energy savings compared to conventional wireless links such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi, etc. However, backscatter communication...
US20180265921 RANDOM ACCESS OF DATA ENCODED BY POLYNUCLEOTIDES  
This disclosure describes frameworks and techniques related to the random access of digital data encoded by polynucleotides. Digital data of a data file can be encoded as a series of nucleotides...
10079616 Devices and methods for backscatter communication using one or more wireless communication protocols including bluetooth low energy examples  
Examples described herein include devices and methods that may facilitate interoperability between backscatter devices and wireless communication devices. For example, backscatter devices and...
10073102 Photonic blood typing  
Photonic devices, systems, and methods for detecting an analyte in a biological solution (e.g., whole blood) are provided. Representative photonic devices are optical ring resonators having...
US20180254787 A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT-SAMPLE EXTREMELY WIDE BAND TRANSCEIVER  
Systems and methods for direct sample, extremely wideband transceivers are disclosed. An example transceiver includes an antenna, an N bit analog to digital converter a digital signal processor, a...
US20180251827 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING DIGITAL MEASUREMENTS  
Methods, devices and systems for performing digital measurements are provided.
US20180250686 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATION OF DISCRETE POLARIZABLE OBJECTS AND PHASES  
Methods, systems, and devices for manipulating objects are provided. In certain aspects, the methods, systems, and devices can be used for dielectrophoretic manipulation of objects using bipolar...
US20180250158 Parastomal Hernia Support Harness  
Parastomal hernia support devices are disclosed herein. A parastomal hernia support device configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a support...
US20180249913 DENTAL DEMINERALIZATION DETECTION, METHODS AND SYSTEMS  
Methods and systems for detecting early stage dental caries and decays are provided. In particular, in an embodiment, laser-induced autofluorescence (AF) from multiple excitation wavelengths is...
10067139 Polyelectrolyte-coated polymer dots and related methods  
Polymer nanoparticles and related methods include polymer dots having a coating including a polyelectrolyte polymer. The polymer dots can have a polyelectrolyte coating that can improve colloidal...
10066119 Method for solid freeform fabrication  
The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build...
10066043 ω-functionalized polymers, junction-functionalized block copolymers, polymer bioconjugates, and radical chain extension polymerization  
Polymeric compounds having spatially controlled bioconjugation sites are described. Functionalization is achieved by selective ω-terminal chain extension of polymer chains by radical...
US20180246262 LOW-CONTRAST SILICON NITRIDE-BASED METASURFACES  
Disclosed herein are metasurfaces formed on a substrate from a plurality of posts. The metasurfaces are configured to be optically active at one or more wavelengths and in certain embodiments are...
10060918 Dual-functional nonfouling surfaces comprising target binding partner covalently coupled to polymer attached to substrate  
Dual-functional nonfouling surfaces and materials, methods for making dual-functional nonfouling surfaces and materials, and devices that include dual-functional nonfouling surfaces and materials....
US20180241604 APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING USING MIMO AND SPREAD SPECTRUM CODING IN BACKSCATTER OF AMBIENT SIGNALS  
Apparatuses, systems, ambient RF backscatter transceivers, and methods for communicating using MIMO and spread spectrum coding of backscattered ambient RF signals are described. An example system...
US20180237768 NUCLEASE-MEDIATED REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION  
The present disclosure is in the field of genome engineering, particularly targeted modification of the genome of a hematopoietic cell.
US20180237526 MIC-BINDING ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The technology described herein relates to antibodies and/or polypeptides which bind to MIC and inhibit MIC shedding. Methods of using such antibodies and/or polypeptides for the treatment of...
US20180236025 METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE  
The disclosure provides methods of preventing or treating heart failure in a mammalian subject. The methods comprise administering to the subject an effective amount of an aromatic-cationic...
US20180232864 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF FORMING ENHANCED MEDICAL IMAGES  
Systems and methods of producing medical images of a subject are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, structural data and vascular data are acquired from a region of interest in the subject. A...
US20180232052 Integration of Auxiliary Sensors with Point Cloud-Based Haptic Rendering and Virtual Fixtures  
Apparatus and methods for generating virtual environment displays based on a group of sensors are provided. A computing device can receive first data about an environment from a first group of one...
US20180231705 PHOTOLUMINESCENT SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTAL-BASED LUMINESCENT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS  
The present disclosure describes luminescent solar concentrators that include photoluminescent nanoparticles. The photoluminescent nanoparticles include a semiconductor nanocrystal that sensitizes...
US20180228842 BIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT ORTHOGONAL CYTOKINE/RECEPTOR PAIRS  
Engineered orthogonal cytokine receptor/ligand pairs, and methods of use thereof, are provided.
US20180227559 MYOPIA-SAFE VIDEO DISPLAYS  
In a first aspect, the present invention provides methods for creating video signals including (a) receiving an input video signal including an input red component, an input green component, and...
US20180224492 DETECTING USER-DRIVEN OPERATING STATES OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES FROM A SINGLE SENSING POINT  
An apparatus including a sensing device configured to be coupled to an electrical outlet is provided. The sensing device can include a data acquisition receiver configured to receive electrical...
US20180221464 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS, ANTIGEN SCREENING METHODS, AND METHODS OF GENERATING IMMUNE RESPONSES  
An immunogenic composition is provided herein. The immunogenic compositions are used to identify and select immunogenic antigens that elicit immune responses in a subject and may be subsequently...
10040069 Amplification and detection of nucleic acids  
The present disclosure relates to a sample assessment device. By way of example, the sample assessment device may include a substrate including a sample application region; an amplification region...
10039562 Ultrasound based method and apparatus for stone detection and to facilitate clearance thereof  
Described herein are methods and apparatus for detecting stones by ultrasound, in which the ultrasound reflections from a stone are preferentially selected and accentuated relative to the...
US20180217158 METHODS FOR DETECTING ANTI-HE4 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS AND/OR PROGNOSIS OF CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HE4-EXPRESSING CELLS  
The present invention features, inter alia, compositions and methods related to the detection of HE4-expressing tumor cells in a subject. The methods include detection of anti-HE4 antibodies in a...
10036067 Isolated nucleic acids and kits for identifying subjects susceptible to ataxic neurological disease  
In one aspect, the invention provides methods of identifying genetic mutations that are associated with ataxic neurological disease. The methods comprise identifying a difference between a nucleic...
10035845 Neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1 and their use  
Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the CD4 binding site of HIV-1 gp120. Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies also are disclosed that specifically bind to...
10035104 Biochip for high-throughput screening of circulating tumor cells  
Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to the use of effusive filtration to segregate tumor cells from a sample of bodily fluid. In one embodiment, fluid containing a cell is...
US20180210861 BATTERY MODELS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS USING ROBUST FAIL-SAFE ITERATION FREE APPROACH FOR SOLVING DIFFERENTIAL ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS  
Battery models using robust fail-safe iteration free approach for solving Differential Algebraic Equations, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes...
US20180209989 METHODS FOR ASSAYING PALMITOYL PROTEIN THIOESTERASE 1 AND TRIPEPTIDYL PEPTIDASE ACTIVITY IN DRIED BLOOD SPOTS FOR DETECTION OF NEURONAL CEROID LIPOFUSCINOSES IN NEWBORNS  
The present disclosure provides assays for lysosomal enzymes, specifically palmitoyl protein thioesterase 1 (PPT1) and tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (TPP1), using, for example, tandem mass spectrometry....
US20180209878 ULTRASOUND SYSTEM FOR SHEARING CELLULAR MATERIAL IN A MICROPLATE  
Disclosed embodiments include illustrative piezoelectric element array assemblies, methods of fabricating a piezoelectric element array assembly, and systems and methods for shearing cellular...
US20180207006 Robust Adaptable Foot Prosthesis  
A device is provided to allow adaptation of a prosthetic or robotic foot in the medial-lateral direction, including pronation and supination of the foot using a series of articulations....
US20180206971 PRO-HEALING ELASTIC ANGIOGENIC MICROPOROUS VASCULAR GRAFT  
Synthetic polymeric vascular grafts that promote endothelial healing and methods of their preparation and use are provided.
10033424 Ambient backscatter transceivers, apparatuses, systems, and methods for communicating using backscatter of ambient RF signals  
Apparatuses, systems, ambient backscatter transceivers, and methods for modulating a backscatter of an ambient RF signal are described. An example system may include an ambient backscatter...
10031138 Hierarchical films having ultra low fouling and high recognition element loading properties  
Hierarchical films with structurally regulated functionalities through the integration of two-dimensional and three-dimensional structures to achieve ultra low nonspecific binding and high loading...
10030046 Affinity tags and processes for purifying and immobilizing proteins using same  
The present disclosure provides affinity tags, fusion proteins comprising one or more affinity tags, compositions comprising a fusion protein, methods of purifying a protein using an affinity tag,...
10029401 Multi-layered foamed polymeric objects and related methods  
The invention disclosed herein relates to relates to foamed thermoplastic material objects and articles of manufacture having an internal layered cellular structure, as well as to methods of...
10028675 Sound-based spirometric devices, systems and methods  
Devices, system, and methods generate expiratory flow-based pulmonary function data by processing a digital audio file of sound of a subject's forced expiratory maneuver. A mobile device...
US20180200172 REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR WHITENING TEETH  
Reagents and methods for whitening teeth using biomineralizing peptides are described.
10024792 Removable chromatic witness assembly, system, and method to monitor thermal events and impact events on a composite structure  
There is provided a removable chromatic witness assembly, system, and method to monitor thermal events and impact events on a surface of a composite structure. The removable chromatic witness...
US20180199015 SCANNING LASER PROJECTION DISPLAY FOR SMALL HANDHELD DEVICES  
Image projection devices, high-speed fiber scanned displays and related methods for projecting an image onto a surface and interfacing with the projected image are provided. A method for...
US20180193457 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF UROPATHOGENIC E. COLI INFECTION  
Methods and antibody compositions that displace mannose from the binding pocket of fimbrial adhesin FimH of enterobacteria, including uropathogenic E. coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, or Klebsiella...
US20180193419 COMPOSITIONS, KITS, AND METHODS USING INTERLEUKIN-17C TO PROMOTE NEURAL GROWTH AND/OR NEURAL SURVIVAL  
The present disclosure provides compositions, kits, and methods of promoting neural growth and/or neural survival using IL-17c. The compositions, kits, and methods can be used to promote neural...
10017814 Selective modification of polymer subunits to improve nanopore-based analysis  
The present disclosure provides method and systems for improving nanopore-based analysis of polymers. The disclosure provides methods for selectively modifying one or more monomeric subunit(s) of...
10016582 Circumferential aerosol device  
The present application discloses devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic compound to the olfactory epithelium of an animal or human. The device having one or more channels for imparting...
US20180188085 SENSING EVENTS AFFECTING LIQUID FLOW IN A LIQUID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM  
By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily...
US20180187174 Therapeutic Nuclease Compositions and Methods  
Hybrid nuclease molecules and methods for treating an immune-related disease or disorder in a mammal, and a pharmaceutical composition for treating an immune-related disease in a mammal.