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  • Lensless imaging device for microscopy and fingerprint biometric 

    Veeraraghavan, Ashok; Baraniuk, Richard; Robinson, Jacob; Boominathan, Vivek; Adams, Jesse; Avants, Benjamin (2020-08-25)
    In one aspect, embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens-free imaging system. The lens-free imaging system includes: an image sampler, a radiation source, a mask disposed between the image sampler and a scene, and an ...
  • Microbial production of succinate derived products 

    San, Ka-yiu; Bennett, George N.; Martinez, Irene (2020-08-25)
    Microbes and methods used to convert renewable carbon sources such as glucose, sucrose, biomass hydrolysate, methanol or formate, to succinate-derived products, such as fumarate or malate, which are desirable products ...
  • Synthetic apertures for long-range, sub-diffraction limited visible imaging using fourier ptychography 

    Cossairt, Oliver Strider; Holloway, Jason; Veeraraghavan, Ashok; Sharma, Manoj Kumar; Wu, Yicheng (2020-06-23)
    A method for imaging objects includes illuminating an object with a light source of an imaging device, and receiving an illumination field reflected by the object. An aperture field that intercepts a pupil of the imaging ...
  • Systems and methods for fracture mapping via frequency-changing integrated chips 

    Babakhani, Aydin (2020-06-23)
    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 ...
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) systems with active cancellation 

    Babakhani, Aydin; Yang, Xuebei (2020-05-26)
    An active cancellation system may be utilized to cancel interference, such as from transmitter leakage or self-interference in a transceiver of an electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer. The active cancellation ...
  • Reverse beta oxidation pathway 

    Gonzalez, Ramon; Clomburg, James; Dellomonaco, Clementina; Miller, Elliot N. (2020-04-28)
    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 ...
  • Real-time monitoring of downhole dynamic events 

    Popp, Timothy Michael; Stibbe, Holger; Spanos, Polichronis-thomas D. (2020-03-17)
    Methods and systems for conducting downhole operations including collecting downhole dynamic event data using a downhole tool, wherein the downhole dynamic event data is time-domain data, processing the collected downhole ...
  • Total synthesis of shishijimicin A and analogs thereof 

    Nicolaou, Kyriacos C.; Li, Ruofan; Lu, Zhaoyong; Sohn, Te-ik; Woods, James; Pitsinos, Emmanouil N. (2020-03-17)
    In one aspect, the present disclosure provides shishijimicin analogs of the formula: wherein the variables are as defined herein. In another aspect, the present disclosure also provides methods of preparing the compounds ...
  • 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 ...

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