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Method and device for tracking and manipulation of droplets

Disclosed are devices and methods useful for confined-channel digital microfluidics that combine high-throughput droplet generators with digital microfluidic for droplet manipulation. The present disclosure also provides an off-chip sensing system for droplet tracking.... Sandia Corporation

Method for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery from tight formations

A method of increasing recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs, and particularly from those located in tight formations, is disclosed. One aspect includes calculating the in situ fractured formation wettability from real-time measurement of flowback volume and composition. Another aspect includes determining the composition of the fracturing fluid, the... Sandia Corporation

Determination of ligninases activities by nano-structure initiator mass spectrometry

A method for rapid, high throughput screening of the activities of enzymes, especially ligninases and its enzyme cocktails, using nanostructure initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) surfaces, substrates and methodology.... Sandia Corporation

Optimal control of wave energy converters

A wave energy converter and method for extracting energy from water waves maximizes the energy extraction per cycle by estimating an excitation force of heave wave motion on the buoy, computing a control force from the estimated excitation force using a dynamic model, and applying the computed control force to... Sandia Corporation

Monolithically integrated infrared transceiver

A Schottky diode is monolithically integrated into the core of an infrared semiconductor laser (e.g., a quantum cascade laser) to create a heterodyned infrared transceiver. The internal mode field of the infrared semiconductor laser couples to an embedded Schottky diode and can mix the infrared fields to generate a response... Sandia Corporation

Direct formation of gold nanoparticles using ultrasound

The invention provides a green chemistry, aqueous method to synthesize gold nanoparticles directly from bulk gold sources. The method involves the ultrasonication of bulk gold in water in the presence of an alkythiol species and a quaternary ammonium surfactant. An organic bilayer forms on the surface of the gold which... Sandia Corporation

Rechargeable magnesium ion battery with nanoporous-carbon electrode for reversible magnesium ion intercalation

Nanoporous-carbon grown via pulsed laser deposition can be used as an electrically conductive anode host material for Mg2+ intercalation in rechargeable magnesium batteries. Nanoporous carbon has high surface area, and an open, accessible pore structure tunable via mass density that can improve diffusion. A preferred nanoporous carbon mass density of... Sandia Corporation

Methods to prevent whisker growth in metal coatings

Whisker growth can be prevented in tin coatings by altering the tin film composition) or by modifying the tin/substrate interface.... Sandia Corporation

Cation-enhanced chemical stability of ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics

At least partial substitution of zirconium by hafnium in ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics provides enhanced chemical stability in alkaline and acid environments.... Sandia Corporation

Thermal bonding of multi-layer glass capacitors

High energy density multi-layer capacitors comprise inner electrodes buried within thin layers of alkali-free glass. The multi-layer glass capacitor can be fabricated by heating a plurality of capacitor layers above the annealing temperature of the glass to thermal bond the layers together. The edge margin of the buried electrodes can... Sandia Corporation

Nanolasers for solid-state lighting

Nanolaser arrays have certain advantages over LEDs and conventional laser diodes for solid-state lighting applications. In particular, nanocavities can channel spontaneous emission entirely into the lasing mode, so that all the emissions (spontaneous and stimulated) contribute to usable light output over a large range of current.... Sandia Corporation

Switchable ionic liquids for biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis

In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for preparing a sugar composition. The method includes: forming a mixture including polysaccharide biomass and an ionic liquid solution, wherein the ionic liquid solution contains water and an ionic liquid, and wherein the ionic liquid contains a dicarboxylic acid anion and... Sandia Corporation

Porous nanoparticle-supported lipid bilayers (protocells) for targeted delivery including transdermal delivery of cargo and methods thereof

The present invention is directed to protocells for specific targeting of hepatocellular and other cancer cells which comprise a nanoporous silica core with a supported lipid bilayer; at least one agent which facilitates cancer cell death (such as a traditional small molecule, a macromolecular cargo (e.g. siRNA or a protein... Sandia Corporation

Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof

The present invention relates to antifouling coatings capable of being switched by using heat or ultraviolet light. Prior to switching, the coating includes an onium cation component having antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Upon switching, the coating is converted to a conjugated polymer state, and the cationic component is released with... Sandia Corporation

Photon energy conversion by near-zero permittivity nonlinear materials

Efficient harmonic light generation can be achieved with ultrathin films by coupling an incident pump wave to an epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) mode of the thin film. As an example, efficient third harmonic generation from an indium tin oxide nanofilm (λ/42 thick) on a glass substrate for a pump wavelength of 1.4... Sandia Corporation

Microfluidic package and making the same

The present invention relates to encapsulated microfluidic packages and methods thereof. In particular embodiments, the package includes a device, a cradle configured to support the device, and a lid having a bonding surface configured to provide a fluidic seal between itself and the device and/or cradle. Other package configurations, as... Sandia Corporation

Gpu-assisted lossless data compression

Technologies for parallelized lossless compression of image data are described herein. In a general embodiment, a graphics processing unit (GPU) is configured to receive uncompressed images and compress the images in a parallelized fashion by concurrently executing a plurality of processing threads over pixels of the uncompressed images.... Sandia Corporation

Organosilicon-based electrolytes for long-life lithium primary batteries

Organosilicon electrolytes exhibit several important properties for use in lithium carbon monofluoride batteries, including high conductivity/low viscosity and thermal/electrochemical stability. Conjugation of an anion binding agent to the siloxane backbone of an organosilicon electrolyte creates a bi-functional electrolyte. The bi-functionality of the electrolyte is due to the ability of the... Sandia Corporation

Functionalization of diels-alder polyphenylene polymers

The present invention relates to functionalized polymers including a poly(phenylene) structure. The structure can include any useful modifications, such as the inclusion of one or more reactive handles having an aryl group. Methods and uses of such structures and polymers are also described herein.... Sandia Corporation

Poly(phenylene)-based anion exchange polymers and methods thereof

The present invention relates to anionic exchange polymers including a poly(phenylene) structure. The structure can include any useful cationic moiety. Methods and uses of such structures and polymers are also described herein. In one instance, such polymers are employed to form a solid membrane.... Sandia Corporation

Detection of bioagents using a shear horizontal surface acoustic wave biosensor

Viruses and other bioagents are of high medical and biodefense concern and their detection at concentrations well below the threshold necessary to cause health hazards continues to be a challenge with respect to sensitivity, specificity, and selectivity. Ideally, assays for accurate and real time detection of viral agents and other... Sandia Corporation

Adaptive neural network management system

A method and computer system for managing a neural network. Data is sent into an input layer in a portion of layers of nodes in the neural network. The data moves on an encode path through the portion such that an output layer in the portion outputs encoded data. The... Sandia Corporation

Network protection system using linkographs

A method and apparatus for managing an attack on a computer system. A computer identifies actions taken by an adversary in the computer system and links connecting the actions over time using an ontology defining linking rules for linking the actions over time. The computer creates a graph of the... Sandia Corporation

Multi-component nanoinks for direct write applications

The present invention is directed to printing mixed ink systems, such as silver-copper or silver-copper-ceramic nanoparticle inks.... Sandia Corporation

Antibiotic protocells and related pharmaceutical formulations and methods of treatment

The invention provides novel antibiotic protocells comprising mesoporous nanoparticles encapsulated within a lipid bi- or multilayer. The nanoparticles have pore sizes and surface chemistries that enable facile adsorption and intracellular presentation of antibiotics which are effective in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections, including F. tularensis, B.... Sandia Corporation

Method for multi-axis, non-contact mixing of magnetic particle suspensions

Continuous, three-dimensional control of the vorticity vector is possible by progressively transitioning the field symmetry by applying or removing a dc bias along one of the principal axes of mutually orthogonal alternating fields. By exploiting this transition, the vorticity vector can be oriented in a wide range of directions that... Sandia Corporation

Fast process flow, on-wafer interconnection and singulation for mepv

A method including providing a substrate comprising a device layer on which a plurality of device cells are defined; depositing a first dielectric layer on the device layer and metal interconnect such that the deposited interconnect is electrically connected to at least two of the device cells; depositing a second... Sandia Corporation

Multiple environment unmanned vehicle

A MEUV that is able to navigate aerial, aquatic, and terrestrial environments through the use of different mission mobility attachments is disclosed. The attachments allow the MEUV to be deployed from the air or through the water prior to any terrestrial navigation. The mobility attachments can be removed or detached... Sandia Corporation

Fluid delivery manifolds and microfluidic systems

Embodiments of fluid distribution manifolds, cartridges, and microfluidic systems are described herein. Fluid distribution manifolds may include an insert member and a manifold base and may define a substantially closed channel within the manifold when the insert member is press-fit into the base. Cartridges described herein may allow for simultaneous... Sandia Corporation

Computer network defense system

A method and apparatus for protecting virtual machines. A computer system creates a copy of a group of the virtual machines in an operating network in a deception network to form a group of cloned virtual machines in the deception network when the group of the virtual machines is accessed... Sandia Corporation

Ducted fuel injection with ignition assist

Various technologies presented herein relate to enhancing mixing inside a combustion chamber to form one or more locally premixed mixtures comprising fuel and charge-gas to enable minimal, or no, generation of soot and/or other undesired emissions during ignition and subsequent combustion of the locally premixed mixtures. To enable sufficient mixing... Sandia Corporation

Ducted fuel injection

Various technologies presented herein relate to enhancing mixing inside a combustion chamber to form one or more locally premixed mixtures comprising fuel and charge-gas to enable minimal, or no, generation of soot and/or other undesired emissions during ignition and subsequent combustion of the locally premixed mixtures. To enable sufficient mixing... Sandia Corporation

High temperature spectrally selective thermal emitter

The present invention enables elective emission from a heterogeneous metasurface that can survive repeated temperature cycling at high temperatures (e.g., greater than 1300 K). Simulations, fabrication and characterization were performed for an exemplary cross-over-a-backplane metasurface consisting of platinum and alumina layers on a sapphire substrate. The structure was stabilized for... Sandia Corporation

Tool path generator with embedded process control commands for additive manufacturing

A tool path generator with embedded process control commands enables feed-forward process control for additive manufacturing.... Sandia Corporation

Object detection and tracking system

Methods and apparatuses for analyzing a sequence of images for an object are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the method identifies a region of interest in the sequence of images. The object is likely to move within the region of interest. The method divides the region of interest in... Sandia Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170063039

High quality-factor fano metasurface comprising a single resonator unit cell

A new monolithic resonator metasurface design achieves ultra-high Q-factors while using only one resonator per unit cell. The metasurface relies on breaking the symmetry of otherwise highly symmetric resonators to induce intra-resonator mixing of bright and dark modes (rather than inter-resonator couplings), and is scalable from the near-infrared to radio... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052174

Shear horizontal surface acoustic wave (sh-saw) resonators and arrays thereof

The present application relates to a biosensor that employs an acoustic cavity to store mechanical energy. In particular examples, the biosensor includes an electrode region and one or more reflector regions to form the acoustic cavity, as well as a functionalized active area disposed in proximity to the cavity. Methods... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052846

Processor-in-memory-and-storage architecture

A method and apparatus for performing reliable general-purpose computing. Each sub-core of a plurality of sub-cores of a processor core processes a same instruction at a same time. A code analyzer receives a plurality of residues that represents a code word corresponding to the same instruction and an indication of... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052908

Method and managing access to a memory

A method and apparatus for managing access to a memory of a computing system. A controller transforms a plurality of operations that represent a computing job into an operational memory layout that reduces a size of a selected portion of the memory that needs to be accessed to perform the... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170054432

Single crystal micromechanical resonator and fabrication methods thereof

The present invention relates to a single crystal micromechanical resonator. In particular, the resonator includes a lithium niobate or lithium tantalate suspended plate. Also provided are improved microfabrication methods of making resonators, which does not rely on complicated wafer bonding, layer fracturing, and mechanical polishing steps. Rather, the methods allow... Sandia Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170038822

Power management for a computer system

A method and apparatus for managing power used by a computer system. User input relating to the power for a group of objects is received. A system description is sent to a user when the user input requests the system description for the group of the objects. The system description... Sandia Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029856

Useful halophilic, thermostable and ionic liquids tolerant cellulases

The present invention provides for an isolated or recombinant polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity with the amino acid sequence of a Halorhabdus utahensis cellulase, such as Hu-CBH1, wherein said amino acid sequence has a halophilic thermostable and/or thermophilic cellobiohydrolase (CBH) activity. In some embodiments,... Sandia Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005222

Method of making photovoltaic cell

A photovoltaic solar cell comprises a nano-patterned substrate layer. A plurality of nano-windows are etched into an intermediate substrate layer to form the nano-patterned substrate layer. The nano-patterned substrate layer is positioned between an n-type semiconductor layer composed of an n-type semiconductor material and a p-type semiconductor layer composed of... Sandia Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369918

Adjusting the ph of a pretreatment solution using carbon dioxide useful for integrating saccharification and fermentation

The present invention provides for a method of fermenting or saccharifying a biomass comprising: (a) (i) contacting a biomass comprising a polysaccharide, and an ionic liquid (IL) to form a first solution, or (ii) providing the first solution comprising the biomass and the IL, (b) contacting the first solution and... Sandia Corporation








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