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  • Multidomain peptides for promoting angiogenesis 

    Hartgerink, Jeffrey Dale; Kumar, Vivek Ashok (2016-12-27)
    The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a multi-domain peptide capable of self-assembly into a nanofibrous hydrogel structure capable of stimulating a robust angiogenic response. In one embodiment, the ...
  • Apparatus and method for compressive imaging and sensing through multiplexed modulation via spinning disks 

    Kelly, Kevin F.; Baraniuk, Richard G.; Woods, Gary; Sun, Ting; Turner, Matthew (2016-12-13)
    Compressive imaging apparatus employing multiple modulators in various optical schemes to generate the modulation patterns before the signal is recorded at a detector. The compressive imaging apparatus is equally valid ...
  • Waste remediation 

    Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter; Neumann, Oara (2017-01-17)
    A system including a steam generation system and a chamber. The steam generation system includes a complex and the steam generation system is configured to receive water, concentrate electromagnetic (EM) radiation received ...
  • Methods and systems for video compressive sensing for dynamic imaging 

    Shi, Jianing V.; Sankaranarayanan, Aswin C.; Studer, Christoph Emanuel; Baraniuk, Richard G. (2017-01-24)
    A compressive sensing system for dynamic video acquisition. The system includes a video signal interface including a compressive imager configured to acquire compressive sensed video frame data from an object, a video ...
  • Combined space maintenance and bone regeneration system for the reconstruction of large osseous defects 

    Mikos, Antonios G.; Wong, Mark E.; Young, Simon W.; Kretlow, James D.; Shi, Meng; Kasper, Kurtis F.; Spicer, Patrick (2017-01-03)
    Systems, methods and compositions useful for treatment of traumatic bone injuries are provided. In one embodiment, a bone reconstruction system comprising a space maintaining composition comprising porous polymethylmethacrylate; ...
  • Heat-inactivated complement factor B compositions and methods 

    Turner, Nancy A. (2017-01-03)
    The present disclosure is directed to compositions comprising heat-inactivated complement factor B and methods of using the same to treat thrombotic or complement-mediated inflammatory disorders.
  • Dissolution of graphite, graphite and graphene nanoribbons in superacid solutions and manipulation thereof 

    Tour, James M.; Pasquali, Matteo; Behabtu, Natnael; Lomeda, Jay R.; Kosynkin, Dmitry V.; Duque, Amanda; Green, Micah J.; Parra-vasquez, A. Nicholas; Young, Colin (2017-01-03)
    Methods for dissolving carbon materials such as, for example, graphite, graphite oxide, oxidized graphene nanoribbons and reduced graphene nanoribbons in a solvent containing at least one superacid are described herein. ...
  • Oral cancer point of care diagnostics 

    Mcdevitt, John T.; Christodoulides, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Thornhill, Martin; Redding, Spencer; Vigneswaran, Nadarajah; Murdoch, Craig; Speight, Paul (2017-01-03)
    A point of care diagnostic test, device and disposables for determining a patient risk for oral cancer in the same visit that a sample is collected.
  • Synthesis of magnetic carbon nanoribbons and magnetic functionalized carbon nanoribbons 

    Tour, James M.; Genorio, Bostjan; Lu, Wei; Price-hoelscher, Brandi Katherine (2016-09-20)
    Various embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of making magnetic carbon nanoribbons. Such methods generally include: (1) forming carbon nanoribbons by splitting carbon nanomaterials; and (2) associating ...
  • GPU-based fast dose calculator for cancer therapy 

    Yepes, Pablo P.; Newhauser, Wayne David; Eley, John Gordon (2016-11-15)
    The invention relates to a computer readable medium including software instructions, which when executed by a scaling parameters for processor perform a method. The method includes obtaining a first and a second pre-calculated ...
  • Solvent-based methods for production of graphene nanoribbons 

    Tour, James M.; Lu, Wei; Genorio, Bostjan (2016-11-15)
    The present invention provides methods of preparing functionalized graphene nanoribbons. Such methods include: (1) exposing a plurality of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to an alkali metal source in the presence of an aprotic ...
  • Hydroxy- and dicarboxylic-fat synthsis by microbes 

    San, Ka-yiu; Xie, Xixian; Tuli, Leepika; Wu, Hui (2016-11-08)
    Systems, methods and microbes that allow the biological production of hydroxy fatty acids and dicarboxylic fatty acids are provided. Specifically, hydroxy fatty acids and dicarboxylic fatty acids are produced by microbes ...
  • Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials and use as electrodes 

    Tour, James M.; Zhu, Yu; Li, Lei; Yan, Zheng; Lin, Jian (2016-09-27)
    Provided are methods of making graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials. Such methods generally include: (1) associating a graphene film with a substrate; (2) applying a catalyst and a carbon source to the graphene film; ...
  • Tunable light-guide image processor for multi-dimensional imaging 

    Tkaczyk, Tomasz S. (2016-09-27)
    A method of adjusting a resolution of a multidimensional imaging system includes taking a first hyperspectral snapshot by the multidimensional imaging system comprising a light processor comprising a plurality of optical ...
  • Fabrication of interconnected model vasculature 

    West, Jennifer L.; Chen, Christopher S.; Miller, Jordan S.; Yang, Michael T. (2016-09-27)
    Methods of fabricating a substantially interconnected model vasculature, as well as compositions formed from such methods are provided. In some embodiments, the methods may comprise forming a non-woven fiber network ...
  • Metabolic transistor in bacteria 

    San, Ka-yiu; Bennett, George N.; Wu, Hui (2016-09-13)
    The disclosure relates to a metabolic transistor in bacteria where a competitive pathway is introduced to compete with a product pathway for available carbon so as to control the carbon flux in the bacteria.
  • Charge coupled device based on atomically layered van der waals solid state film for opto-electronic memory and image capture 

    Lei, Sidong; Ge, Liehui; George, Antony; Li, Bo; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2016-08-30)
    An opto-electronic sensor may provide one or more layers of atomically layered photo-sensitive materials. The sensor may include a gate electrode layer, a dielectric layer in contact with the gate electrode layer, and a ...
  • Highly oxidized graphene oxide and methods for production thereof 

    Tour, James M.; Kosynkin, Dmitry V. (2016-08-30)
    A highly oxidized form of graphene oxide and methods for production thereof are described in various embodiments of the present disclosure. In general, the methods include mixing a graphite source with a solution containing ...
  • Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program 

    Ito, Atsushi; Veeraraghavan, Ashok; Mitra, Kaushik; Tambe, Salil (2016-08-16)
    Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image generation unit that, from photographic images that are captured using multiple photographic parameters, generates an image of which values of the multiple ...
  • Reverse beta oxidation pathway 

    Gonzalez, Ramon; Clomburg, James; Dellomonaco, Clementina; Miller, Elliot N. (2016-08-16)
    The invention relates to recombinant microorganisms that have been engineered to produce various chemicals using genes that have been repurposed to create a reverse beta oxidation pathway. Generally speaking, the beta ...

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