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US20170359001 TRIBOELECTRIC NANOGENERATORS BASED ON CHEMICALLY TREATED CELLULOSE  
Triboelectric nanogenerators that operate in a vertical contact separation mode and methods for fabricating the triboelectric generators are provided. Also provided are methods for using the...
US20170356901 T CELL-BOUND CYTOKINE ASSAY FOR ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC TOLERANCE  
In vitro methods for detecting and measuring an antigen-specific regulatory T cell response are described. In particular, there is provided, for example, a method of detecting a change in surface...
US20170356829 Method And Device For Containing Expanding Droplets  
A method and microfluidic device are provided for containing a droplet having an outer surface at a predetermined location. The microfluidic device includes a plate having an upper surface and a...
US20170355748 METHOD FOR THE DESIGN OF FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN-MIMETIC PEPTIDE SELF-ASSEMBLIES  
Novel synthetic human scale collagen triple helices assemblies are disclosed. Methods of making self-assembling collagen mimetic peptides that self-assemble into human scale collagen are also...
US20170354964 Non-Displasive Pipette  
A non-displasive pipette is provided. The non-displasive pipette is configured for connection to a tip having a fluid therein. The tip includes an orifice to allow for the discharge of the fluid...
US20170354730 HIGH TITER RECOMBINANT INFLUENZA VIRUSES WITH ENHANCED REPLICATION IN MDCK OR VERO CELLS OR EGGS  
The invention provides a composition useful to prepare high titer influenza viruses, e.g., in the absence of helper virus, which includes internal genes from an influenza virus vaccine strain or...
US20170354725 COMBINATORIAL ANDROGEN DEPRIVATION WITH AN ANDROGEN RECEPTOR VACCINE  
It is disclosed herein methods of treating prostate cancer comprising administering to the subject the combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and a vaccine directed against the androgen...
9843417 Differential MIMO transceiver  
A method of estimating a spatial filter matrix is provided. A conjugate of a received first signal defines a conjugate first signal. A Kronecker product of the defined first signal and a received...
9842921 Direct tunnel barrier control gates in a two-dimensional electronic system  
A quantum semiconductor device is provided. The quantum semiconductor device includes a quantum heterostructure, a dielectric layer, and an electrode. The quantum heterostructure includes a...
9839638 Compositions and methods for protecting cells during cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy  
Compositions, pharmaceutical preparations and methods are disclosed for protecting non-neoplastic cells from damage caused by cancer chemotherapeutic agents or radiation therapy, during the course...
US20170350951 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHEMICAL SHIFT MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING USING MAGNETIZATION TRANSFER  
A system and method is provided for producing a map of a static magnetic field (B0) of a magnetic resonance imaging system. The method includes forming a first dataset by acquiring, with the MRI...
US20170348278 ECTEINAMYCIN, COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF  
An isolated or synthesized compound of Formula I and salts thereof are provided. A compound isolated from Actinomadura and having a chemical formula of C38H60O12 is also provided. Compositions...
US20170348118 PROSTHETIC MANIPULATOR AND METHOD THEREFOR  
Various aspects of the present disclosure characterize apparatuses and/or methods as may be implemented with a variety of prosthetic components and applications. As may be consistent with one or...
9834714 Photoresponsive, form-stable phase change composites and photodetectors made therefrom  
Composite materials comprising electrically conductive particles in a form-stable phase change materials (PCMs) are provided. Also provided as radiation sensors incorporating the composites and...
9834512 (22E)-2-methylene-26,27-cyclo-22-dehydro-1α-hydroxy-19-norvitamin D3 derivatives  
Cyclopropane-containing vitamin D analogs of formulas I and IV are provided. Such compounds may be used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological...
US20170346558 Spatial Location Indoors Using Standard Fluorescent Fixtures  
A system for identifying the location of the mobile device uses standard fluorescent light fixtures commonly found in indoor environments and detects minor variations in the light output of those...
US20170342574 NITROXYL-MEDIATED OXIDATION OF LIGNIN AND POLYCARBOXYLATED PRODUCTS  
Methods of selectively modifying lignin, polycarboxylated products thereof, and methods of deriving aromatic compounds therefrom. The methods comprise electrochemically oxidizing lignin using...
US20170342502 BIOMARKERS FOR BREAST CANCER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Described herein is the use of Agouti Signaling Protein (ASIP), in addition to certain other melanocortin signaling network (MSN) genes, as prognostic and predictive biomarkers for the progression...
US20170342441 Hepatocyte Based Insulin Gene Therapy for Diabetes  
A method and vectors for controlling blood glucose levels in a mammal are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of: treating the hepatocyte cells of a patient with a first,...
US20170342219 POLYCARBOXYLATED COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SAME  
Methods of selectively modifying lignin, polycarboxylated products thereof, and methods of deriving aromatic compounds therefrom. The methods comprise electrochemically oxidizing lignin using...
US20170341300 Additive Manufacturing Process Continuous Reinforcement Fibers And High Fiber Volume Content  
An additive printer dispenses filament having high volume content of axial reinforcing fibers impregnated with a partially cured thermoset material. Partial curing provides sufficient mechanical...
9830157 System and method for selectively delaying execution of an operation based on a search for uncompleted predicate operations in processor-associated queues  
A system and method of parallelizing programs employs runtime instructions to identify data accessed by program portions and to assign those program portions to particular processors based on...
9827308 Mini-intronic plasmid DNA vaccines in combination with LAG3 blockade  
It is disclosed herein that (a) an anti-tumor DNA vaccine delivered using a MIP DNA vector is a less effective tumor treatment than the corresponding anti-tumor DNA vaccine delivered using a...
US20170338750 Electrostatic Rotating-Machine Employing Dielectric Substrates with Surface Conductors  
An electrostatic rotating electrical machine employs axially extending electrically conductive electrodes on a rotor interacting with a corresponding set of axially extending electrodes on a...
US20170336390 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPOSITIONS FOR STUDYING SOLVENT ACCESSIBILITY AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES  
This disclosure provides methods, systems, and compositions of matter for studying solvent accessibility and three-dimensional structure of biological molecules. A plasma can be used to generate...
US20170335398 METHOD TO PREDICT LIKELIHOOD OF INHERITED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY IN MAMMALS  
Methods and kits for diagnosing propensity to exhibit acquired peripheral neuropathy in dogs are described. The methods and kits test dogs for presence of a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)...
US20170335130 AZLACTONE BASED THERMALLY CROSSLINKABLE POLYMER COATING FOR CONTROLLING CELL BEHAVIOR  
Random copolymers, crosslinked thin films of the random copolymers and cell culture substrates comprising the crosslinked thin films are provided. Also provided are methods of making and using the...
US20170334953 MOSQUITOCIDAL XENORHABDUS, LIPOPEPTIDE AND METHODS  
Provided is a bacterial strain which produces a family of mosquitocidal toxins, Xenorhabdus MT, on deposit with the American Type Culture Collection, PTA-6826, insecticidal compositions comprising...
US20170334835 Non-Lactone Carbocyclic and Heterocyclic Antagonists and Agonists of Bacterial Quorum Sensing  
Non-lactone carbocyclic and heterocyclic antagonists and agonists of bacterial quorum sensing. Pharmaceutical composition containing antagonists. Methods employing antagonists and agonists for...
9824890 High throughput semiconductor deposition system  
A reactor for growing or depositing semiconductor films or devices. The reactor may be designed for inline production of III-V materials grown by hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). The operating...
9822216 Microphase separation of block copolymer bottlebrushes  
Provided herein are microphase-separated materials including a plurality of block copolymers tethered together at their A-B junction points. The tethered-together block copolymers, referred to as...
9821029 Methods of reducing salmonella in poultry  
Described herein are methods of reducing Salmonella in the intestines of poultry in need thereof by administering to a poultry bird an effective amount of an interleukin-10 peptide or an isolated...
9821028 Methods of controlling parasitic worms in animals  
Disclosed herein are methods of controlling parasitic worms in herbivorous mammals and other species by orally administering an isolated antibody that specifically binds the interleukin-10 peptide...
US20170329741 Graphic Processor Unit with Improved Energy Efficiency  
A GPU architecture employs a crossbar switch to preferentially store operand vectors in a compressed form allowing reduction in the number of memory circuits that must be activated during an...
US20170327517 Boronic Acid Inhibitors of HIV Protease  
Protease inhibitors, particularly aspartyl protease inhibitors, and more particularly HIV protease inhibitors which are boronated to enhance activity or to enhance entry into cells. Compounds,...
US20170326159 METHODS OF USE TO ORALLY AND TOPICALLY TREAT ACNE AND OTHER SKIN CONDITIONS BY ADMINISTERING A 19-NOR CONTAINING VITAMIN D ANALOG WITH OR WITHOUT A RETINOID  
Oral and topical pharmaceutical compositions, kits and methods of treatment thereof for treating various skin disorder including acne, psoriasis, ichthyosis, photoaging, photodamaged skin, and,...
9814770 H3 influenza A virus  
The invention provides an isolated H3 equine influenza A virus, as well as methods of preparing and using the virus, and genes or proteins thereof.
9814736 Use of 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and calcimimetics to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism  
Disclosed are methods of administering 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 to treat and/or prevent secondary hyperparathyroidism and/or its accompanying symptoms in a subject having...
US20170320928 ALPHA/BETA-POLYPEPTIDE ANALOGS OF GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE 1  
Described herein are peptide analogs of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) that retain agonist activity, but are more resistant to proteolytic degradation than native GLP-1. In the analogs, at least...
9812727 Charge transfer mediator based systems for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction  
Disclosed are systems for the electrocatalytic reduction of oxygen, having redox mediator/redox catalyst pairs and an electrolyte solution in contact with an electrode. The redox mediator is...
9809844 Method of DNA analysis using micro/nanochannel  
Methods are provided for tagging, characterizing and sorting double-stranded biomolecules while maintaining the integrity of the biomolecules.
9809627 Cyclized transthyretin peptide and methods of use therefor  
The present disclosure describes cyclized peptides that inhibit Aβ toxicity and therefore can be used as therapeutic agents to treat Alzheimer's Disease.
9809586 Inhibitors of collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylase  
Biheteroaryl dicarboxylates and esters, and salts thereof which are useful as modulators of CP4H activity and more particularly as inhibitors of CP4H. Compounds of formula: and salts...
US20170317854 DIFFERENTIAL MIMO TRANSCEIVER  
A method of estimating a spatial filter matrix is provided. A conjugate of a received first signal defines a conjugate first signal. A Kronecker product of the defined first signal and a received...
US20170313635 HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS FOR THE OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OF ALKANES OR OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE  
Improved methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of short chain alkanes or ethylbenzene to the corresponding olefins, and improved methods of oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) to ethylene...
US20170312986 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING SUPPORT STRUCTURES IN MANUFACTURING  
Systems and methods for controlling support structures in manufacturing are provided. In particular, the present disclosure provides systems and methods for characterizing the support volume in...
9803292 Barrier guided growth of microstructured and nanostructured graphene and graphite  
Methods for growing microstructured and nanostructured graphene by growing the microstructured and nanostructured graphene from the bottom-up directly in the desired pattern are provided. The...
US20170305973 Rhinovirus C Immunogenic Peptides  
A peptide comprising the rhinovirus immunogen peptide of the rhinovirus structural protein 1 (VP1) of rhinovirus C and related vaccines and therapeutic compositions is disclosed.
US20170303887 Head Mounted Microphone Array for Tinnitus Diagnosis  
A three-dimensional, head mounted microphone array is employed to isolate and analyze intracranial sound sources such as may provide for objective tinnitus. The microphone array allows a region of...
9796694 Modulation of bacterial quorum sensing with synthetic ligands  
The present invention provides compounds and methods for modulation of the quorum sensing of bacteria. In an embodiment, the compounds of the present invention are able to act as replacements for...