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  • Methods for production of single-crystal graphenes 

    Tour, James M.; Yan, Zheng (2017-12-19)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of forming single-crystal graphenes by: (1) cleaning a surface of a catalyst; (2) annealing the surface of the catalyst; (3) applying a carbon source to the ...
  • Production of graphene nanoplatelets by oxidative anhydrous acidic media 

    Tour, James M.; Dimiev, Ayrat; Ceriotti, Gabriel (2017-12-12)
    Methods of producing graphene nanoplatelets by exposing graphite to a medium to form a dispersion of graphite in the medium. In some embodiments, the exposing results in formation of graphene nanoplatelets from the graphite. ...
  • Nanoporous metal-oxide memory 

    Tour, James M.; Wang, Gunuk; Yang, Yang (2017-11-28)
    A nanoporous (NP) memory may include a non-porous layer and a nanoporous layer sandwiched between the bottom and top electrodes. The memory may be free of diodes, selectors, and/or transistors that may be necessary in other ...
  • Dual channel Wi-Fi for congested WLANs with asymmetric traffic loads 

    Flores Miranda, Adriana B.; Knightly, Edward W. (2017-11-14)
    A method of wireless local area network communication between a client and an access point includes sending, by the client, a client-originated message to the access point over a bidirectional upload channel; receiving, ...
  • Capo with attachment mechanism and fretting action in separate offset planes 

    Blacker, Daniel Curtis; Carroll, Matthew; Jaggers, John Vinson (2017-10-10)
    Embodiments of a capo and fretting component are described. In certain embodiments, the fretting component is threaded onto a crossbar configured to overlie the instrument strings when in use and to pivot with respect to ...
  • Porous carbon materials for CO2 separation in natural gas 

    Tour, James M.; Schipper, Desmond E.; Hwang, Chih-chau; Tour, Josiah; Jalilov, Almaz S.; Ruan, Gedeng; Li, Yilun (2017-10-03)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to materials for use in CO2 capture in high pressure environments. In some embodiments, the materials include a porous carbon material containing a plurality of pores ...
  • Fully integrated CMOS-compatible photodetector with color selectivity and intrinsic gain 

    Zheng, Bob Yi; Wang, Yumin; Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter (2017-10-31)
    A metal-semiconductor-metal photodetecting device and method of manufacturing a metal-semiconductor-metal photodetecting device that includes a p-type silicon substrate with an oxide layer disposed on the p-type silicon ...
  • Derivatives of uncialamycin, methods of synthesis and their use as antitumor agents 

    Nicolaou, Kyriacos C.; Lu, Min; Mandal, Debashis; Gangwar, Sanjeev; Chowdari, Naidu S; Poudel, Yam B. (2017-10-03)
    In one aspect, the present disclosure provides new analogs of uncialamycin of formulae (I) and (II). The present disclosure also provides novel synthetic pathways to obtaining uncialamycin and analogs thereof. Additionally, ...
  • System and method for randomized antenna allocation in asynchronous MIMO multi-hop networks 

    Khattab, Ahmed; Sabharwal, Ashutosh; Knightly, Edward W. (2017-09-19)
    A system and method for simultaneous and asynchronous transmissions in multi-antenna multi-hop networks. The system and method employ randomized and non-greedy resource allocation to counter starvation. The system and ...
  • Electricity generation using electromagnetic radiation 

    Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter; Neumann, Oara (2017-08-22)
    In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a system to create vapor for generating electric power. The system includes a vessel comprising a fluid and a complex and a turbine. The vessel of the system is configured ...
  • Composites for carbon dioxide capture 

    Tour, James M.; Hwang, Chih-chau (2017-08-01)
    Composite materials and methods of preparing C02 capture include: (1) a porous solid support comprising a plurality of porous channels; and (2) a nucleophilic source associated with the porous channels of the porous solid ...
  • Bio-nano-chips for on-site drug screening 

    McDevitt, John T.; Christodoulides, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Simmons, Glennon (2017-07-18)
    A bio-nano-chip (BNC) technology that works in connection with non-invasive samples, such as saliva, cheek swab or urine samples that can be easily performed by non-specialists, such as security personnel and police officers ...
  • Sparse factor analysis for analysis of user content preferences 

    Baraniuk, Richard G.; Lan, Andrew S.; Studer, Christoph E.; Waters, Andrew E. (2017-07-11)
    A mechanism for discerning user preferences for categories of provided content. A computer receives response data including a set of preference values that have been assigned to content items by content users. Output data ...
  • Intergrated electron spin resonance spectrometer 

    Yang, Xuebei; Chen, Charles; Seifi, Payam; Babakhani, Aydin (2017-06-27)
    An integrated electron spin resonance (ESR) circuit chip includes a chip substrate, a transmitter circuit, and a receiver circuit. The transmitter circuit and receiver circuit are disposed on the chip substrate. The ...
  • Prostate cancer point of care diagnostics 

    McDevitt, John T.; Christodoulides, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Thompson, Ian (2017-06-06)
    The invention relates to point of care diagnostic disposables, devices, methods, and systems for diagnosing or predicting prostate cancer. The present invention employs biomarker specific reagents in disposable cassettes ...
  • Method and apparatus for compressive acquisition and recovery of dynamic imagery 

    Baraniuk, Richard G.; Sankaranarayanan, Aswin C. (2017-05-16)
    A new framework for video compressed sensing models the evolution of the image frames of a video sequence as a linear dynamical system (LDS). This reduces the video recovery problem to first estimating the model parameters ...
  • Making C4+ products in bacteria 

    Bennett, George; Thakker, Chandresh (2017-05-16)
    Methods of making C4+ hydrocarbon feedstocks using anaerobic microbes are described.
  • Implantable modular hydrogel for salivary gland restoration 

    Witt, Robert L.; Jia, Xinqiao; Bhatt, Swati Pradham; Farach-carson, Mary C.; Harrington, Daniel A. (2017-05-09)
    Implantable modular hydrogels to aid in salivary gland restoration and associated methods are provided. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for a hydrogel network comprising: a hyaluronic acid macromer ...
  • Methods of preventing corrosion of surfaces by application of energy storage-conversion devices 

    Galande, Charudatta; Singh, Neelam; Khatiwada, Suman; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2017-05-02)
    The present disclosure pertains to methods of protecting a surface (e.g., a metal surface) from corrosion by conformably attaching a hybrid device comprising at least one multilayer energy storage device and at least one ...
  • PUF authentication and key-exchange by substring matching 

    Rostami, Masoud; Majzoobi, Mehrdad; Koushanfar, Farinaz; Wallach, Daniel S.; Devadas, Srinivas (2017-04-18)
    Mechanisms for operating a prover device and a verifier device so that the verifier device can verify the authenticity of the prover device. The prover device generates a data string by: (a) submitting a challenge to a ...

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