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  • Electrodeposition of Aluminum 

    Thomas P. Wier, Jr. (1948-08-03)
    This invention relates to a process for the elec­trodeposition of aluminum on dissimilar metals.
  • Electrodeposition of Aluminum 

    Thomas P. Wier, Jr.; Frank H. Hurley (1948-08-03)
    This invention relates to the electrodeposition of aluminum from a liquid mixture of a nitrogen-substituted alkyl pyridinium chloride or bromide and aluminum chloride.
  • Electrodeposition of Aluminum 

    Frank H. Hurley (1948-08-03)
    This invention relates to the electrodeposition of aluminum., and particularly to a process in­volving the deposition of aluminum on a suitable cathode from an electrolyte comprising a fused or liquid mixture of a suitable aluminum salt with an N-alkyl pyridinium halide.
  • Regulating electron flow using fragmented proteins 

    Silberg, Jonathan; Atkinson, Joshua T.; Campbell, Ian J.; Bennett, George N. (2022-08-09)
    Engineered protein electron carriers, microorganisms expressing the same, and methods detecting regulated electron flow are described.
  • Stoichiometric nucleic acid purification using randomer capture probe libraries 

    Zhang, David; Pinto, Alessandro (2022-08-16)
    This disclosure describes a method of purifying several full-length oligonucleotide targets from corresponding synthesis truncation products, in a way that ensures roughly stoichiometric equality among the targets.
  • Hypothermic 3D bioprinting of living tissues supported by perfusable vasculature 

    Miller, Jordan; Ta, Anderson; Grigoryan, Bagrat (2022-06-28)
    The present application is a divisional application of U.S. application Ser. No. 15/709,392, filed Sep. 19, 2017, which is a continuation application of International Application No. PCT/US16/23302, filed Mar. 18, 2016, which claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/136,004, filed on Mar. 20, 2015, the contents of which are incorporated ...
  • Method for assuring quality of service in distributed storage system, control node, and system 

    Yu, Si; Gong, Junhui; Varman, Peter; Peng, Yuhan (2022-05-03)
    The present disclosure discloses a method for assuring quality of service in a storage system, where a control node calculates, based on a quantity of remaining I/O requests of a target storage node in a unit time, a quantity of I/O requests required by a storage resource to reach a lower assurance limit in the unit time, and a quantity of I/O requests ...
  • Use of surface modified porous membranes for fluid distillation 

    Li, Qilin; Wu, Jinjian; Halas, Nancy C.; Zodrow, Katherine R.; Guo, Haoli; (2022-05-17)
    In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for distilling a fluid by exposing the fluid to a porous membrane that includes a surface capable of generating heat. In some embodiments, the heat generated at the surface propagates the distilling of the fluid by converting the fluid to a vapor that flows through the porous ...
  • Tubulysin analogues as anticancer agents and payloads for antibody-drug conjugates and methods of treatment therewith 

    Nicolaou, Kyriacos C.; Erande, Rohan Diliprao; Vourloumis, Dionisios; Pulukuri, Kiran Kumar; Rigol, Stephan (2022-03-15)
    In one aspect, the present disclosure provides tubulysin analogs of the formula (I) wherein the variables are as defined herein. In another aspect, the present disclosure also provides methods of preparing the compounds disclosed herein. In another aspect, the present disclosure also provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use of the ...
  • Methods and systems related to remote measuring and sensing 

    Babakhani, Aydin; Pour, Seyed Mohammad Kazem; Forghani, Mahdi; Sun, Yuxiang; Cherivirala, Yaswanth Kumar (2022-03-01)
    Remote measuring and sensing. Some example embodiment related to optical energy harvesting by identification device, such as infrared identification device GRID devices). Other embodiments relate to RFID device localization using low frequency source signals. Yet still other embodiments related to energy harvesting by RFID in electric fields in both ...
  • Neuronal scaffold-water soluble graphene for treatment of severed spinal cords and neuronal repair 

    Tour, James M.; Sikkema, William (2022-02-15)
    Graphene compositions used for neuronal repair and treatments, and, in particular neuronal scaffold-water soluble graphene for treatment of severed spinal cords and other neuronal repairs. The neuronal scaffold-water soluble graphene can be PEGylated GNR used in combination with a fusogen agent, such as PEG600.
  • Enantiomerically enriched, polycrystalline molecular sieves 

    Davis, Mark E.; Brand, Stephen Kramer; Schmidt, Joel E.; Deem, Michael W. (2021-12-21)
    This disclosure describes enantiomerically enriched chiral molecular sieves and methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments, the molecular sieves are silicates or germanosilicates of STW topology.
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) systems and methods for flow assurance and logging 

    Babakhani, Aydin; Yang, Xuebei (2021-12-14)
    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 fluid, mud, wax deposits or the like. The EPR systems and methods discussed herein are low cost, small and light weight, making them ...
  • Lensless imaging system using an image sensor with one or more attenuating layers 

    Sankaranarayanan, Aswin; Veeraraghavan, Ashok; Hendricks, Lisa A.; Baraniuk, Richard; Ayremlou, Ali; (2021-11-16)
    A lens-free imaging system for generating an image of a scene includes an electromagnetic (EM) radiation sensor; a mask disposed between the EM radiation sensor and the scene; an image processor that obtains signals from the EM radiation sensor while the EM radiation sensor is exposed to the scene; and estimates the image of the scene based on, at ...
  • Galactose utilization 

    San, Ka-yiu; Liu, Ping; Li, Sha (2021-11-16)
    The present disclosure describes a genetically engineered bacteria that relieves the catabolite repression problem exerted by the Spot 42 small regulatory RNA by adding a galactokinase that does not contain the Spot 42 binding region. As such, galK (galactokinase) and galM (mutarotase) and the like can be expressed allow better galactose utilization.
  • Fluorine and hydrogen-based adhesive compositions and methods of making the same 

    Chipara, Alin C.; Chipara, Mircea; Tiwary, Chandra S.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2021-11-16)
    Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to adhesive compositions that include a fluorinated molecule and a hydrogen-containing molecule that are non-covalently associated with one another. The molecules may be non-covalently associated with one another through dipole-dipole interactions that create a fluorine-hydrogen electronegativity difference ...
  • Methods of fabricating laser-induced graphene and compositions thereof 

    Tour, James M.; Chyan, Yieu; Arnusch, Christopher John; Singh, Swatantra Pratap; Li, Yilun; (2021-11-02)
    Methods that expand the properties of laser-induced graphene (LIG) and the resulting LIG having the expanded properties. Methods of fabricating laser-induced graphene from materials, which range from natural, renewable precursors (such as cloth or paper) to high performance polymers (like Kevlar). With multiple lasing, however, highly conductive ...
  • Mechanical opening of lipid bilayers by molecular nanomachines 

    Tour, James M.; Pal, Robert; García-lópez, Victor; Nilewski, Lizanne (2021-10-26)
    Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of opening a lipid bilayer by associating the lipid bilayer with a molecule that includes a moving component capable of moving (e.g., rotating) in response to an external stimulus; and exposing the molecule to an external stimulus before, during or after associating the molecule with the lipid ...
  • Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA probes 

    Drezek, Rebekah A.; Baraniuk, Richard G.; Aghazadeh, Amirali; Sheikh, Mona; Lin, Adam Y.; (2021-08-31)
    The present disclosure is directed to compositions and methods present a universal microbial diagnostic (UMD) platform to screen for microbial organisms in a sample using a small number of random DNA probes that are agnostic to the target DNA sequences. The UMD platform can be used to direct and monitor appropriate treatments, thus minimizing the ...
  • Competitive compositions of nucleic acid molecules for enrichment of rare-allele-bearing species 

    Zhang, David Yu; Wang, Juexiao (2021-08-31)
    The present disclosure describes the thermodynamic design and concentrations necessary to design probe compositions with desired optimal specificity that enable enrichment, detection, quantitation, purification, imaging, and amplification of rare-allele-bearing species of nucleic acids (prevalence <1%) in a large stoichiometric excess of a ...

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