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  • Fully programmable digital-to-impulse radiating array 

    Assefzadeh, Mohammad Mahdi; Babakhani, Aydin (2019-02-19)
    A fully-programmable digital-to-impulse radiator with a programmable delay is discussed herein. The impulse radiator may be part of an array of impulse radiators. Each individual element of the array may be equipped with ...
  • Impulse sampler architecture and active clock cancellation architecture 

    Aggrawal, Himanshu; Babakhani, Aydin (2019-02-12)
    A novel nonlinear impulse sampler is presented that provides a clock sharpening circuit, sampling stage, and post-sampling block. The clock sharpening circuit sharpens the incoming clock while acting as a buffer, and the ...
  • Methods and related systems of ultra-short pulse detection 

    Babakhani, Aydin; Jamali, Babak (2019-01-29)
    Ultra-short pulse detection. At least some example embodiments are methods including: receiving by an antenna a series of ultra-short pulses of electromagnetic energy at a repetition frequency, the receiving creates a pulse ...
  • System and method to enable secondary transmission in the presence of an active primary transmission 

    Zhang, Xu; Knightly, Edward W. (2019-01-22)
    A method includes generating, by a wireless device, a sounding packet. The method includes sending, by the wireless device, copies of the sounding packet using a beam former and an antenna array to a second wireless device. ...
  • Wellbore fluids incorporating magnetic carbon nanoribbons and magnetic functionalized carbon nanoribbons and methods of using the same 

    Tour, James M.; Genorio, Bostjan; Lu, Wei; Hoelscher, Katherine Price; Friedheim, James; Patel, Arvind D. (2019-01-15)
    A wellbore fluid may include an oleaginous continuous phase, one or more magnetic carbon nanoribbons, and at least one weighting agent. A method of performing wellbore operations may include circulating a wellbore fluid ...
  • Methods and systems for video compressive sensing for dynamic imaging 

    Shi, Jianing V.; Sankaranarayanan, Aswin C.; Studer, Christoph Emanuel; Baraniuk, Richard G. (2019-01-08)
    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 ...
  • Multiplexed in situ molecular analyses and programmable molecular probes for regulated single amplification 

    Diehl, Michael; Zimak, Jan; Schweller, Ryan; Samson, Edward B.; Duose, Dzifa Y. (2018-12-11)
    The present invention generally relates to methods for detecting a target in a sample; methods for modulating the reporting intensity of a labeled target in a sample of fixed cells or tissues; methods for detecting the ...
  • Bandgap engineering of carbon quantum dots 

    Tour, James M.; Ye, Ruquan; Metzger, Andrew; Stavinoha, Macy; Zheng, Yonghao (2018-10-02)
    Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to scalable methods of producing carbon quantum dots with desired bandgaps by the following steps: exposing a carbon source to an oxidant at a reaction temperature, where the ...
  • Wireless synchronization of mm-wave arrays 

    Chen, Charles; Babakhani, Aydin (2018-10-23)
    Systems and methods providing wireless synchronization of wave arrays may include an antenna that receives a wireless injection signal and another antenna that radiates a locked wave signal corresponding to the injection ...
  • Preparation and biological evaluation of viridicatumtoxin analogs 

    Nicolaou, Kyriacos C.; Hale, Christopher R. H.; Nilewski, Christian; Ioannidou, Heraklidia; El Marrouni, Abdellatif (2018-09-04)
    "In one aspect, the present invention provides novel derivatives of viridicatumtoxin of the formula wherein the variables are as defined herein. The application also provides compositions, methods of treatment, and methods ...
  • Integrated instrumentation for the analysis of biofluids at the point-of-care 

    McDevitt, John; Haque, Ahmed ; McRae, Michael; Simmons, Glen (2018-08-28)
    This disclosure describes the design and function of a bead-based lab-on-a-chip portable analyzer for analyzing biomarker assay cards used in point-of-care testing.
  • Methods of controllably forming bernal-stacked graphene layers 

    Tour, James M.; Sun, Zhengzong; Raji, Abdul-rahman O. (2018-08-21)
    Methods of controllably forming Bernal-stacked graphene layers are disclosed. The methods comprise: (1) cleaning a surface of a catalyst; (2) annealing the surface of the catalyst; (3) applying a carbon source onto the ...
  • Method and system for reducing sounding overhead in wireless communication 

    Bejarano, Oscar; Quadri, Sadia; Knightly, Edward W.; Gurewitz, Omer; Magistretti, Eugenio (2018-08-14)
    A method for transmitting packets. The method includes making a first determination, using a first relevant sample set for a first client device, that the first client device does not need to be sounded and making a second ...
  • Encryption of adeno-associated viruses with enzymatically decoded peptide locks 

    Judd, Justin; Suh, Junghae; Silberg, Jonathan (2018-08-14)
    The present invention is a peptide lock that comprises at least one peptide that is genetically encoded into the Adeno-associated virus (AAV) capsid that block biologically active domains on the virus capsid surface. The ...
  • Fatty acid productivity 

    San, Ka-yiu; Li, Wei (2018-07-03)
    The present disclosure relates to an engineered microbe capable of improved productivity of fatty acid or fatty acid derivative. An NAD+-dependent 3-oxoacyl-ACP reductase or NAD+-dependent 3-oxoacyl-CoA reductase replaces ...
  • Metabolic transistor in bacteria 

    San, Ka-yiu; Bennett, George N.; Wu, Hui (2018-07-03)
    The disclosure relates to a metabolic transistor in microbes such as bacteria and yeast where a competitive pathway is introduced to compete with a product pathway for available carbon so as to control the carbon flux in ...
  • Carbon nanotube coating composition 

    Kibe, Ryuta; Yamamoto, Takayuki; Maillaud, Laurent; Headrick, Robert James; Mirri, Francesca; Pasquali, Matteo (2018-07-31)
    The present invention relates to a composition comprising carbon nanotubes and a surfactant for forming a thin film on a substrate, and a method of manufacturing a thin film on a substrate by using an aqueous dispersion ...
  • Providing information to a user through somatosensory feedback 

    Eagleman, David M.; Novich, Scott (2018-07-10)
    A hearing device may provide hearing-to-touch sensory substitution as a therapeutic approach to deafness. Through use of signal processing on received signals, the hearing device may provide better accuracy with the ...
  • Porous SiOx materials for improvement in SiOx switching device performances 

    Tour, James M.; Wang, Gunuk; Yang, Yang; Ji, Yongsung (2018-06-12)
    A porous memory device, such as a memory or a switch, may provide a top and bottom electrodes with a memory material layer (e.g. SiOx) positioned between the electrodes. The memory material layer may provide a nanoporous ...
  • Functionalized carboxylic acids and alcohols by reverse fatty acid oxidation in engineered microbes 

    Gonzalez, Ramon; Clomburg, James M. (2018-06-12)
    Bacteria that run the beta oxidation cycle in reverse anabolic direction are provided, along with many novel primers to start the reverse cycle, pathways to make such primers, and a large variety of products produced ...

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