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  • Capo with attachment mechanism and fretting action in separate offset planes 

    Blacker, Daniel Curtis; Carroll, Matthew; Jaggers, John Vinson (2020-01-21)
    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 ...
  • Systems and methods for monitoring cement quality in a cased well environment with integrated chips 

    Babakhani, Aydin (2020-01-07)
    A well monitoring system may provide a plurality of integrated chips dispersed in cement surrounding a well casing. Each of the integrated chips may provide energy harvesting circuitry, EM transceiver, modulator, additional ...
  • Laser induced graphene materials and their use in electronic devices 

    Tour, James M.; Lin, Jian; Peng, Zhiwei; Kittrell, Carter (2019-12-10)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of producing a graphene material by exposing a polymer to a laser source. In some embodiments, the exposing results in formation of a graphene from the polymer. ...
  • Amination and hydroxylation of arylmetal compounds 

    Gao, Hongyin; Zhou, Zhe; Kurti, Laszlo (2019-12-03)
    In one aspect, the present disclosure provides methods of preparing a primary or secondary amine and hydroxylated aromatic compounds. In some embodiments, the aromatic compound may be unsubstituted, substituted, or contain ...
  • Bacteria and method for synthesizing fatty acids 

    San, Ka-yiu; Li, Mai; Zhang, Xiujun (2019-11-05)
    There is provided a recombinant bacterium comprising at least one overexpressed acyl-ACP thioesterase gene, and wherein at least one gene from the tricarboxylic acid cycle or glycolysis or both is inactivated. There is ...
  • Type II fatty acid synthesis enzymes in reverse β-oxidation 

    Gonzalez, Ramon; Clomburg, James M.; Vick, Jacob E. (2019-10-22)
    This disclosure describes enzymes from the type II (a discrete set of enzymes) fatty acid synthesis (“FAS”) pathway that can be used in combination with thiolases to operate a functional reversal of the β-oxidation cycle. ...
  • Shape-controlled cement hydrate synthesis and self-assembly 

    Shahsavari, Rouzbeh; Ebrahimpourmoghaddam, Sakineh; Whitmire, Kenton Herbert (2019-10-15)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of forming calcium-silicate-hydrate particles by mixing a calcium source with a silicate source. In some embodiments, the mixing comprises sonication. In some ...
  • Systems and methods for fracture mapping via frequency-changing integrated chips 

    Babakhani, Aydin (2019-09-24)
    Systems and methods for fracture mapping may utilize frequency changing to aid in providing high-resolution mapping. Integrated chips may be injected into a well and dispersed into a formation. A downhole tool that provides ...
  • EPR systems for flow assurance and logging 

    Babakhani, Aydin; Yang, Xuebei (2019-09-10)
    An Electron Paramagnetic resonance (EPR) system and method allows the measurement paramagnetic characteristics of materials in real-time, such as heavy oil, hydrocarbons, asphaltenes, heptane, vanadium, resins, drilling ...
  • Vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays as electrodes 

    Tour, James M.; Raji, Abdul-rahman O.; Salvatierra, Rodrigo V. (2019-09-03)
    Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to electrodes that include a plurality of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and a metal associated with the vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. The vertically aligned carbon ...
  • Method, synthesis, activation procedure and characterization of an oxygen rich activated porous carbon sorbent for selective removal of carbon dioxide with ultra high capacity 

    Ghosh, Saunab; Barron, Andrew R.; Ho, Jason (2019-08-13)
    The present disclosure pertains to methods of capturing CO2 from an environment at pressures above 1 bar by associating the environment with a porous material that has a surface area of at least 2,800 m2/g, and a total ...
  • Mathematical language processing: automatic grading and feedback for open response mathematical questions 

    Lan, Shiting; Vats, Divyanshu; Waters, Andrew E.; Baraniuk, Richard G. (2019-08-06)
    Mechanisms for automatically grading a large number of solutions provided by learners in response to an open response mathematical question. Each solution is mapped to a corresponding feature vector based on the mathematical ...
  • Anhydrosugar synthesis 

    Chen, Li; Wong, Michael S.; Zhang, Zongchao (2019-07-30)
    Improved methods of making anhydrosugars by pyrolysis of a substrate sugar to remove at least one water molecule thereby producing a desired anhydrosugar and side products, the improvement being either 1) protecting one ...
  • Surface coating method to improve implantable device biocompatibility 

    Fahrenholtz, Monica; Grande-Allen, Kathryn Jane (2019-06-18)
    Techniques for modifying the surface of implantable devices, such as bioprosthetic valves, to improve the biocompatibility of the implantable devices are provided. In particular, a customizable, non-fouling surface coating ...
  • Bubble continuous positive airway pressure 

    Richards-kortum, Rebecca; Oden, Maria Z.; Brown, Jocelyn Kaye; Miros, Robert H. J.; Molyneux, Elizabeth (2019-06-11)
    A bubble continuous positive airway pressure system may include an adjustable flow generator configured to control a flow rate of air to be delivered to a patient. A pressure-regulated delivery system is configured to ...
  • Viscosity reduction of crude oil through structure determination of asphaltene molecule 

    Verma, Manjusha; Venkataraman, Pradeep; Pradhan, Sivaram; Shammai, Houman Michael; Billups, Wilbur Edward; Wellington, Scott (2019-05-14)
    Asphaltene may be effectively broken into smaller molecules by first elucidating the structure of the asphaltene and then developing a catalyst system based on the elucidated structure. The structure may be determined based ...
  • Ni(OH)2 nanoporous films as electrodes 

    Tour, James M.; Yang, Yang (2019-03-19)
    The present disclosure pertains to electrodes that include a nickel-based material and at least one porous region with a plurality of nickel hydroxide moieties on a surface of the nickel-based material. The nickel-based ...
  • 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. (2019-03-19)
    In one aspect, the present disclosure provides new analogs of uncialamycin. The present disclosure also provides novel synthetic pathways to obtaining uncialamycin and analogs thereof. Additionally, the present disclosure ...
  • Hydrated porous materials for selective CO2 capture 

    Tour, James M.; Jalilov, Almaz S. (2019-03-19)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of capturing CO2 from an environment by hydrating a porous material with water molecules to the extent thereby to define a preselected region of a plurality ...
  • Method, synthesis, activation procedure and characterization of an oxygen rich activated porous carbon sorbent for selective removal of carbon dioxide with ultra high capacity 

    Ghosh, Saunab; Barron, Andrew R.; Ho, Jason (2019-03)
    The present disclosure pertains to materials for CO2 adsorption at pressures above 1 bar, where the materials include a porous material with a surface area of at least 2,800 m2/g, and a total pore volume of at least 1.35 ...

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