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    • Coated fullerenes, compositions and dielectrics made therefrom 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Flood, Dennis J.; Whitsitt, Elizabeth (2016-03-22)
      The present invention relates to coated fullerenes comprising a layer of at least one inorganic material covering at least a portion of at least one surface of a fullerene and methods for making. The present invention ...
    • Libraries at the hub as the federally funded research wheel turns to open 

      Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Rozum, Betty; Thoms, Becky (2016-03-15)
      Academic libraries are strong partners in supporting researcher compliance with both funder public access policies and institutional open access policies, and are increasingly involved in research data management activities. ...
    • Composite materials for reversible CO2 capture 

      Tour, James M.; Hwang, Garry Chih-chau; Lomeda, Jay R. (2016-03-15)
      Composite materials for carbon dioxide (C02) capture that include: (1) a mesoporous carbon source; and (2) an in situ polymerized polymer that is associated with the mesoporous carbon source, where the in situ polymerized ...
    • Injectable hydrogels 

      Mikos, Antonios G.; Kasper, Kurtis F.; Ekenseair, Adam K.; Vo, Tiffany N.; Boere, Kristel W. M.; Touchet, Tyler J. (2016-03-15)
      The present disclosure generally relates to injectable compositions. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to injectable, thermogelling hydrogels and associated methods. In one embodiment, the present disclosure ...
    • Linked Open Data Modeling for Library Cartographic Resources 

      Durante, Kimberly; Weimer, Katherine Hart; McGee, Marc (2016-03)
      For centuries libraries have cataloged collections of maps, atlases, and geographic data resources using text-based systems such as bibliographies, the card catalog, and the online catalog. These catalogs of metadata, while ...
    • Health Reform Monitoring Survey- Texas, Issue Brief #20: Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans 

      Sim, Shao-Chee; Marks, Elena; Ho, Vivian; Balihe, Philomene (2016-03)
      In September 2015, just before the third open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace was about to open, we surveyed insured Texans ages 18 to 64 to assess their confidence level ...
    • Compression induced stiffening and alignment of liquid crystal elastomers 

      Verduzco, Rafael; Agrawal, Aditya; Chipara, Alin Cristian (2016-02-16)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides methods of strengthening liquid crystal elastomers. In some embodiments, such methods include a step of placing the liquid crystal elastomer in an environment that applies ...
    • Non-contact strain sensing of objects by use of single-walled carbon nanotubes 

      Weisman, Bruce R.; Withey, Paul A.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Nagarajaiah, Satish; Vemuru, Venkata Srivishnu M. (2016-02-09)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods of detecting strain associated with an object by: (1) irradiating a composition that has been applied to the object, where the composition comprises semiconducting ...
    • Liquid crystals from single-walled carbon nanotube polyelectrolytes and their use for making various materials 

      Marti-arbona, Angel A.; Jiang, Chengmin; Saha, Avishek; Pasquali, Matteo; Young, Colin (2016-02-02)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of forming a solution of single-walled carbon nanotube polyelectrolytes in a liquid crystalline phase. In some embodiments, such methods comprise: (a) providing ...
    • Multisample bionanochip platform 

      Mcdevitt, John; Christodoulidies, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Abram, Tim (2016-02-02)
      A bionanochip cartridge for analysis of multiple samples or analytes is provided herein, and the cartridge is dimensioned to take advantage of existing robotic microtiter plate handling equipment. Fluidics are specially ...
    • Optical Contrast Agents to Distinguish Benign Inflammation from Neoplasia in Epithelial Tissues 

      Hellebust, Anne E (2016-01-29)
      A minimally-invasive, optical strategy to detect and discriminate between inflammation and neoplasia could improve early cancer detection by reducing the number of false positive exams due to benign inflammation. This ...
    • RF Shot Noise Measurements in Au Atomic-scale Junctions 

      Chen, Ruoyu (2016-01-29)
      Conduction electrons are responsible for many physical or chemical phenomena in condensed matter systems, and their behavior can be directly studied by electronic transport measurements. In conventional transport measurements, ...
    • An Investigation of Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Efficient Energy Production and Delivery 

      Gangoli, Varun Shenoy (2016-01-28)
      Carbon-based nanomaterials have been demonstrated to have different potential applications in the energy industry. However, there are challenges in the realization of these applications. Chirality of single wall carbon ...
    • Functional Data Analysis on Spectroscopic Data 

      Wang, Lu (2016-01-28)
      Cervical cancer is a very common type of cancer that is highly curable if treated early. We are investigating spectroscopic devices that make in-vivo cervical tissue measurements to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous ...
    • Understanding dynamic activities of the yeast galactose utilization network under environmental changes 

      Nguyen, Truong Huu (2016-01-27)
      Cellular adaptability to environmental changes depends on the collective actions of genes, mRNA, proteins and ligands, all of which are components of a ''genetic network''. To understand the dynamics of a gene network in ...
    • Systems and methods for active cancellation for improving isolation of transmission gates in high-frequency analog to digital converters 

      Aggrawal, Himanshu; Babakhani, Aydin (2016-01-26)
      An active cancellation system may provide a first and second transmission gates that are fed with an input signal and a complimentary signal, respectively. The first transmission gate may be switched on/off, and a second ...
    • Methods, systems and membranes for separation of organic compounds from liquid samples 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Maguire-boyle, Samuel J. (2016-01-26)
      Various aspects of the present invention pertain to porous membranes that comprise: (1) a plurality of pores with pore sizes of more than about 0.1 μm in diameter; and (2) a plurality of hydrophilic molecules. Additional ...
    • Image mapped optical coherence tomography 

      Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.; Pierce, Mark (2016-01-26)
      A method for imaging a sample. The method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving depth-encoded electromagnetic (EM) fields from points on a sample that includes a first depth-encoded EM field for a first ...
    • A Constraint-Based Approach to Reactive Task and Motion Planning 

      Wang, Yue (2016-01-26)
      This thesis presents a novel and scalable approach for Reactive Task and Motion Planning. We consider changing environments with uncontrollable agents, where the robot needs a policy to respond correctly in the infinite ...
    • Image mapped spectropolarimetry 

      Kester, Robert T.; Tkaczyk, Tomasz S. (2016-01-19)
      A method for imaging a sample, the method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving a first polarization-encoded EM field for a first point and a second polarization-encoded EM field for a second point. The ...