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 new patent  Sensing and actuation of biological function using addressable transmitters operated as magnetic spins

Methods and apparatuses for sensing biological functions are disclosed. Sensors can be implanted in an organ, such as the brain, and a magnetic field gradient applied to the biological tissue. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Nanofibers decorated with nanoparticles and methods of their manufacture

Nanostructured materials, and methods and apparatus for their production are provided. Nanostructured materials comprise nanofibers having nanoparticles deposited along the outer surface thereof. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Layered structures for the protection of molecules

A multilayer structure can selectively bind certain molecules, due to reentrant spaces having an appropriate size. The multilayers can be fabricated by alternating layers of two different materials having different etching rate. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Silylations of aromatic substrates with base-activated organosilanes

The present disclosure describes methods for silylating aromatic organic substrates, and associated chemical systems, said methods comprising or consisting essentially of contacting the aromatic organic substrate with a mixture of (a) at least one organosilane and (b) at least one strong base, under conditions sufficient to silylate the aromatic substrate.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

Processes for preparing zincoaluminosilicates with aei, cha, and gme topologies and compositions derived therefrom

The present disclosure is directed to methods of producing zincoaluminosilicate structures with aei, cha, and gme topologies using organic structure directing agents (osdas), and the compositions and structures resulting from these methods.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

Balanced reed-solomon codes

Balanced reed-solomon codes in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable balanced load in distributed storage systems. One embodiment includes a storage controller, wherein the storage processor is configured by the controller reed-solomon application to: receive a data segment; partition the data segment into a first block of data and a second block of data; transmit the first block of data to a first node controller in the plurality of node controllers; transmit the second block of data to a second node controller in the plurality of node controllers; wherein the node processor in the first node controller is configured by the node reed-solomon application to: receive the first block of data; encode the first block of data using a balanced and sparsest error-correcting code; and store the encoded first block of data in the node memory of the first node controller.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Recording and mapping lineage information and molecular events in individual cells

Methods and systems for recording and mapping lineage information and molecular events in individual cells are provided. Molecular changes, which may result from random or specific molecular events, are introduced to defined regions in cells over multiple cell cycle generations. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Electrochemical energy storage systems and methods

A three-dimensional electrode array for use in electrochemical cells, fuel cells, capacitors, supercapacitors, flow batteries, metal-air batteries and semi-solid batteries.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

Dna2 inhibitors for cancer treatment

Disclosed herein, inter alia, are compositions and methods for inhibiting dna2.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

Monolithic assembly of reflective spatial heterodyne spectrometer

Novel monolithic cyclical reflective spatial heterodyne spectrometers (crshs) are presented. Monolithic crshs in accordance with the invention have a single frame wherein a flat mirror, roof mirror, and symmetric grating are affixed. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Functionalized linear and cyclic polyolefins

This invention relates to methods and compositions for preparing linear and cyclic polyolefins. More particularly, the invention relates to methods and compositions for preparing functionalized linear and cyclic polyolefins via olefin metathesis reactions. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Methods to produce zeolites with the gme topology and compositions derived therefrom

The present disclosure is directed to producing zeolite structures with gme topologies using organic structure directing agents (osdas) comprising a piperidinium cation, and the compositions and structures resulting from these methods. In some embodiments, the crystalline products have a molar ratio of a molar ratio of si:al that is greater than 3.5.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Optical sparse phased array receiver

A sparse optical phased array transmitter/receiver includes, in part, a multitude of transmitting/receiving elements that are sparsely positioned. Accordingly, the transmitting/receiving elements are not uniformly distributed at equal distance intervals along a one-dimensional, two-dimensional, or a three-dimensional array. ... The California Institute Of Technology

Weight generation in machine learning

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods relating to a machine learning environment. In some examples, a processor may identify a training distribution of a training data. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/03/18 / #20180119259

Systems and methods for shaping sheet materials that include metallic glass-based materials

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention advantageously shape sheet materials that include metallic glass-based materials. In one embodiment, a method of shaping a sheet of material including a metallic glass-based material includes: heating a metallic glass-based material within a first region within a sheet of material to a temperature greater than the glass transition temperature of the metallic glass-based material; where the sheet of material has a thickness of between 0.1 mm and 10 mm; where at least some portion of the sheet of material does not include metallic glass-based material that is heated above its respective glass transition temperature when the metallic glass-based material within the first region is heated above its respective glass transition temperature; and deforming the metallic glass-based material within the first region while the temperature of the metallic glass-based material within the first region is greater than its respective glass transition temperature.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/03/18 / #20180118706

Synthetic route to anhydroryanodol, ryanodol and structural analogues

This disclosure is related to methods for producing anhydroryanodol, ryanodol, or analogues thereof and novel compounds prepared thereby.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/19/18 / #20180106673

Geostationary earth orbit (geo) earth multispectral mapper (gemm)

A multi-spectral imager useful for weather mapping, comprising an array of filters on at least one focal plane array (fpa) including pixels. Each of the filters are associated with a different set of the pixels, and each of the filters transmit a portion of electromagnetic radiation, comprising a different band of wavelengths, to the set of the pixels associated with the filter. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/19/18 / #20180105859

Digital quantification of dna replication and/or chromosome segregation based determination of antimicrobial susceptibility

Disclosed herein are methods and devices for using digital isothermal amplification to detect subtle responses to environmental stimuli, such as detecting antibiotic susceptibility using digital quantification of dna replication and/or chromosome segregation.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/12/18 / #20180101083

Integrated optical phased arrays with optically enhanced elements

An optical phase array, includes, in part, n optical signal emitting elements, and n lenses each associated with a different one of the n optical signal emitting elements and positioned to form an image of its associated signal emitting element, where n is an integer greater than 1. The optical signal emitting elements may be a grating coupler, an edge coupler, and the like. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/12/18 / #20180101032

Thermally enhanced fast optical phase shifter

An optical phase shifter includes, in part, a waveguide, a heating element adapted to heat the waveguide, and a cooling element adapted to cool the waveguide. The heating element may be integrated within a substrate in which the waveguide is formed. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/12/18 / #20180100863

Functional characterization of immune repertoires

Provided herein are method and kits for elucidation of immunological repertoires (comprising functional pairs of immune cell receptors and antigens). In some embodiments, an immune cell receptor and an antigen that it binds to are isolated, and sequence information is obtained about the immune cell receptor and antigen. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/05/18 / #20180094294

Microfabricated crossflow devices and methods

This invention provides microfabricated devices and methods for detecting, analyzing and sorting biological materials and particles. Droplets containing the particles are provided in an extrusion fluid, passed through a detection region, and then directed into a branch channel according to predetermined characteristics. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/05/18 / #20180092738

Radioluminescent phototherapy eye device

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a phototherapy eye device. In an example, the phototherapy eye device includes a number of radioluminescent light sources and an anchor. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/29/18 / #20180088462

Additive manufacturing of architectured materials

This disclosure provides a scalable and reproducible process to create complex 3d metal materials with sub-micron features by applying lithographic methods to transparent metal- or inorganic-rich polymer resins.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/29/18 / #20180088309

Embedded pupil function recovery for fourier ptychographic imaging devices

Certain aspects pertain to fourier ptychographic imaging systems, devices, and methods that implement an embedded pupil function recovery. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/29/18 / #20180087164

Tuning electrode surface electronics with thin layers

The disclosure provides for thin films that can be used to tune the catalytic characteristics of heterogeneous electrocatalysts.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/29/18 / #20180086652

Electrolysis electrode featuring nanotube array and methods of manufacture and using same for water treatment

An electrolysis electrode having an array of nanotubes is disclosed. The electrode may provide high chlorine evolution and hydroxyl radical production activity for electrochemical wastewater treatment. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/22/18 / #20180080830

Gel based thermal sensors

A temperature sensor is described, which includes a sensor gel having a polymer, water and ions, and a first and a second electrode separated from each other by the sensor gel. The present disclosure further relates to a system which has a temperature sensor, a voltage source or electric current source, and a measurement device for detecting voltage or electric current. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/22/18 / #20180079800

Human immunodeficiency virus neutralizing antibodies and methods of use thereof

The invention provides broadly neutralizing antibodies directed to epitopes of human immunodeficiency virus, or hiv. The invention further provides compositions containing hiv antibodies used for prophylaxis, and methods for diagnosis and treatment of hiv infection.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/22/18 / #20180079651

Novel methods for producing crystalline microporous solids with the rth topology and compositions derived from the same

This disclosure relates to new crystalline microporous solids (including silicate- and aluminosilicate-based solids), the compositions comprising 8 and 10 membered inorganic rings, particularly those having rth topologies having a range of si:al ratios, methods of preparing these and known crystalline microporous solids using certain quaternized imidazolium cation structuring agents.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/22/18 / #20180078902

Systems, methods and devices for electro-osmotic propulsion in a microfluidic environment

Systems, methods and devices are provided for electro-osmotic propulsion in a microfluidic environment. These systems, methods and devices can include a body having a channel comprising a pair of open ends, and a plurality of electrodes coupled to the body, wherein the electrodes are configured to generate a voltage and cause an electro-osmotic flow of a fluid through the channel. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/15/18 / #20180076820

Accurate, finely tunable electronic delay generation with high process variation tolerance

A delay generation circuit includes a modulator and a delay-locked loop. The delay-locked loop includes a delay line configured to be responsive to a phase difference between a first clock signal and one of a multitude of output signals of the delay line. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/15/18 / #20180072772

Mutant akt-specific capture agents, compositions, and methods of using and making

The present application provides stable peptide-based akt capture agents and methods of use as detection and diagnosis agents and in the treatment of diseases and disorders. The application further provides methods of manufacturing akt capture agents using iterative on-bead in situ click chemistry.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/15/18 / #20180071693

Filtration membranes, and related nano and/or micro fibers, composites, methods and systems

Filtration membrane comprising polymeric nanofibers and/or microfibers attaching dendrimer component presenting reactive sites selective for chemicals to be filtered, and related nanofibers and microfibers, composite materials, compositions, methods and system.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/08/18 / #20180066303

Immunohistochemistry via hybridization chain reaction

The present disclosure relates to methods involving hcr reactions that involve using trigger oligos to activate probes that initiate hcr.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/08/18 / #20180064747

Dna-functionalized scaffolds for drug capture applications

This disclosure is directed to structured compositions, including dna-functionalized scaffolds, for drug capture, and methods and devices for sequestering chemotherapeutics from physiological fluids using the functionalized scaffolds.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/08/18 / #20180064688

Compositions and methods for treatment of prostate cancer

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the treatment of prostate cancer. The present invention relates to polyamides and prostate agents, for example, to inhibit an androgen receptor signaling axis, and the use of these compositions in the treatment of prostate cancer.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/01/18 / #20180057952

Electrolysis electrode and methods of manufacture and using same in water purification system

A heterojunction anode for electrolysis is disclosed. The anode has a first conductive metal oxide (fcmo) layer, a second semiconductor layer contacting the fcmo layer, and one or more islands of a third semiconductor contacting the second semiconductor layer. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/01/18 / #20180057806

Engineered synthase for production of tryptophan derivatives and intransigent substrates

This disclosure relates to modified tryptophan synthase and more particularly to modified beta-subunits of tryptophan synthase. The disclosure further relates to cells expressing such modified subunits and methods of producing non-canonical amino acids.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/01/18 / #20180057514

Silylation of aromatic heterocycles by earth abundant transition-metal-free catalysts

The present invention describes chemical systems and methods for silylating aromatic organic substrates, said system or method comprising or consisting essentially of a mixture of (a) at least one organosilane and (b) at least one strong base, the definition of strong base now also including hydroxide, especially koh, said system being preferably, but not necessarily substantially free of a transition-metal compound, and said methods comprising contacting a quantity of the organic substrate with a mixture of (a) at least one organosilane and (b) at least one strong base, under conditions sufficient to silylate the aromatic substrate.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

03/01/18 / #20180055919

Antigen specific tregs and related compositions, methods and systems

Antigen specific regulatory t cells are described and related compositions, methods and systems. Methods to generate an antigen specific anti-inflammatory regulatory t cell is provided, the method comprising contacting either a t cell or an antigen presenting cell with a zwitterionic polysaccharide conjugated to the antigen for a time and under condition to generate an antigen specific regulatory t cell that is capable of inhibiting a pro-inflammatory response against the antigen.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/22/18 / #20180052110

Multiplexing and quantification in pcr with reduced hardware and requirements

Methods and algorithms for a multiplexed single detection channel amplification process and quantification of generated amplicons is presented. Various mathematical approaches for quantifying and verifying the amplicons in a reaction are presented. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/22/18 / #20180049716

Enhanced stethoscope devices and methods

An enhanced stethoscope device and method for operating the enhanced stethoscope are provided. The enhanced stethoscope device generally operates by providing stethoscope sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and other sensors to obtain a series of measurements about a subject. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/15/18 / #20180044804

Hydrocarbon oxidation by water oxidation electrocatalysts in non-aqueous solvents

Provided herein are processes and systems for oxidation of a hydrocarbon reactant to generate an oxidized hydrocarbon product; said process comprising: contacting a water oxidation electrocatalyst with said hydrocarbon reactant and water in the presence of a non-aqueous solvent; wherein an anodic bias is applied to said water oxidation electrocatalyst, thereby generating said oxidized hydrocarbon product; and wherein said water oxidation electrocatalyst comprises one or more transition metals other than ru. Optionally, said water is provided in said non-aqueous solvent at a concentration less than or equal to 0.5 vol. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/08/18 / #20180038922

Gas-filled structures and related compositions, methods and systems for magnetic resonance imaging

Gas vesicle protein structures and related compositions, methods, and systems for singleplexed and/or multiplexed magnetic resonance imaging of a target site alone or in combination with ultrasound are described, in which the gas vesicle protein structures provide contrast for the imaging.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/01/18 / #the present disclosure is directed to processing for preparing crystalline pure-silica and heteroatom-substituted lta frameworks in fluoride media using a simple organic structure-directing agent (osda), having a structure of formula (i):

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02/01/18 / #20180031330

Multi-phase thermal control apparatus, evaporators and methods of manufacture thereof

Multi-phase thermal control systems, evaporators, variable porous wick elements, heat transfer structures, and methods for their production are provided. Two-phase evaporators for use in such multi-phase thermal control systems are also provided. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/01/18 / #20180030551

Chromophore-based characterization and detection methods

This disclosure provides methods, compositions and kits for the detection of a plurality of analytes in a sample. In some examples, this disclosure provides methods, compositions, and kits for detecting analytes, genetic variations, monitoring reaction process, and monitoring analyte-analyte interactions by measuring signals. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/01/18 / #20180030501

Genetically engineered gas vesicle gene clusters, genetic circuits, vectors, prokaryotic cells, compositions, methods and systems for contrast-enhanced imaging

Hybrid gas vesicle gene cluster (gvgc) configured for expression in a prokaryotic host are described comprising gas vesicle assembly (gva) genes native to a gva prokaryotic species and capable of being expressed in a functional form in the prokaryotic host, and one or more gas vesicle structural (gvs) genes native to one or more gvs prokaryotic species, at least one of the one or more gvs prokaryotic species different from the gva prokaryotic species, and related gas vesicle reporting (gvr) genetic circuits, genetic, vectors, engineered cells, and related compositions methods and systems to produce gvs, hybrid gvgc and/or image a target site.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/01/18 / #20180030207

Linear cyclodextrin copolymers

Linear cyclodextrin copolymers and linear oxidized cyclodextrin copolymers containing an unoxidized and/or an oxidized cyclodextrin moiety integrated into the polymer backbone are described. Methods of preparing such copolymers are also described. ... The California Institute Of Technology

02/01/18 / #20180028693

Gas-filled structures and related compositions, methods and systems to image a target site

Gas vesicles, protein variants and related compositions methods and systems for singleplexed and/or multiplexed ultrasound imaging of a target site in which a gas vesicle provides contrast for the imaging which is modifiable by application of a selectable acoustic collapse pressure value of the gas vesicle.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

01/25/18 / #20180020955

Intrinsic frequency analysis for left ventricle ejection fraction or stroke volume determination

Hardware and software methodology are described for non-invasively monitoring cardiac health. Hemodynamic waveforms variously acquired for a subject are analyzed to calculate or approximate intrinsic frequencies in two domains in two domains across the dicrotic notch. ... The California Institute Of Technology

01/18/18 / #20180018713

Delay-tolerant information-centric networking (dticn)

A method and system provide the ability to distribute content on a network. A network system of nodes is established. ... The California Institute Of Technology

01/18/18 / #20180015224

Dampers and methods for performing measurements in an autoinjector

Systems and methods for measuring and damping forces within autoinjectors in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an injection system comprises a syringe disposed within a housing, the syringe having a first end and a second end; a needle disposed at the second end of the syringe; a plunger disposed at the first end of the syringe and configured to move toward the second end of the syringe; a stopper disposed between the plunger and the second end of the syringe; a first damper disposed between the plunger and the stopper, such that the first damper is capable of damping a first event occurring between the plunger and the stopper; and a second damper disposed at the second end of the syringe, such that the second damper is capable of damping a second event occurring at the second end of the syringe.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

01/11/18 / #20180010166

Fractional initiator hybridization chain reaction

The present disclosure relates to methods and compositions involving hcr reactions that involve initiators that are split into two or more parts. Effective hcr is dependent upon two or more of these split initiators being brought into proximity (e.g., via binding events mediated by a target) such that a full initiator is formed that is capable of triggering hcr signal amplification.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

01/04/18 / #20180006424

High-q optical resonator with monolithically integrated waveguide

A ring optical resonator is formed on a substrate. An outer circumferential surface of the resonator substantially confines one or more circumferential resonant optical modes. ... The California Institute Of Technology

12/21/17 / #20170362648

Multiplex q-pcr arrays

This invention provides methods and systems for measuring the concentration of multiple nucleic acid sequences in a sample. The nucleic acid sequences in the sample are simultaneously amplified, for example, using polymerase chain reaction (pcr) in the presence of an array of nucleic acid probes. ... The California Institute Of Technology

12/21/17 / #20170362636

Nucleic acid reactions and related methods and compositions

The present invention relates to methods of nucleic acid analyte detection by pcr. In particular, methods and kits for the detection of a plurality of nucleic acid analytes and the generation of kinetic signatures are provided. ... The California Institute Of Technology

12/14/17 / #20170358103

Systems and methods for tracking moving objects

Systems and methods for tracking moving objects in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an object tracking system comprises a processor, a communications interface, and a memory configured to store an object tracking application. ... The California Institute Of Technology

12/14/17 / #20170354329

Pupil ptychography methods and systems

Certain embodiments pertain to pupil ptychography methods and systems.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

12/07/17 / #20170347888

Brain-machine interface based on photonic neural probe arrays

Method and apparatus for illuminating and imaging tissue is provided. In one version, the method includes illuminating a volume of a tissue with photons from a three-dimensional array of optical emitters inserted into the tissue. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/30/17 / #20170346347

Laser wireless power transfer system with active and passive safety measures

A wireless laser power transfer system includes, in part, a transmitter and a receiver that form a wireless link. The transmitter, includes, in part, a first communication system, at least a first source of laser beam, and a controller adapted to vary power and direction of the laser beam and further to modulate the laser beam. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/30/17 / #20170342455

Methods and apparatus for assays of bacterial spores

Described herein are methods and apparatus for assays of bacterial spores. In particular, methods and apparatus for lateral flow immunoassay for bacterial spore detection and quantification, live/dead assay for bacterial spores, lifetime-gated measurements of bacterial spores and imaging bacterial spores using an active pixel sensor, and unattended monitoring of bacterial spores in the air are described.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/23/17 / #20170336340

In situ chemical sensing electrode reconditioning

A cycle of positive and negative voltage pulses applied to an electrode sensor removes passivation of an electrode surface. The conditioned sensors have improved sensitivity to concentrations for analytes of interest. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/09/17 / #20170324162

Modular optical phased array

A phased array includes, in part, m×n photonic chips each of which includes, in part, an array of transmitters and an array of receivers. At least one of m and/or n is an integer greater than one. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/09/17 / #20170322207

Label-free detection of nanoparticles and biological molecules using microtoroid optical resonatiors

Systems and methods are provided for detecting one or more particles such as individual unlabeled molecules or single nanoparticles. In examples described herein, optical energy is introduced into a microtoroid or other microcavity to generate an evanescent field. ... The California Institute Of Technology

11/09/17 / #20170320792

Tandem transfer hydrogenation and oligomerization for hydrocarbon production

A method for coupling an alkane with an alkene using a hydrogen transfer catalyst and an alkene dimerization catalyst to form one or more higher molecular weight hydrocarbons.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/26/17 / #20170309918

Three-dimensional ion transport networks and current collectors for electrochemical cells

Provided herein are three-dimensional ion transport networks and current collectors for electrodes of electrochemical cells. Exemplary electrodes include interconnected layers and channels including an electrolyte to facilitate ion transport. ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/12/17 / #20170292958

Methods for proteomic profiling using non-natural amino acids

The invention provides methods, reagents and systems for incorporating non-natural amino acids into proteins, preferably in vivo, using the endogenous protein synthesis machinery of an organism. The incorporated non-natural amino acids contain reactive groups for further chemical reagents, which may serve as a “handle” to enrich the proteins or fragments thereof in a number of uses, such as proteomic analysis, imaging of diseased tissues/cells, etc.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170288787

Reduction of unmodulated ambient blockers in reflected data links through manipulation or replication of the transmitting signal source

Communication between a wireless base-station and a microwave reflector link are enhanced by feeding back a portion of the transmitter signal, adjusted for phase and amplitude, to cancel ambient reflection blocker signals being received at the base-station. The microwave reflector link does not utilize a transmitter gain stage, but communicates data back to the base-station in response to modulating the reflections of its antenna (e.g., in gain and/or phase). ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170288316

Low-profile and high-gain modulated metasurface antennas from gigahertz to terahertz range frequencies

A modulated mts antenna including a metasurface fabricated from metallized cylinders on a ground plane. The antenna structure can be designed to operate in the gigahertz or terahertz frequency band and to have a well defined directivity. ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170287981

Image sensor including nanostructure color filter

An image sensor includes a first light sensor layer including light sensing cells configured to sense first light of an incident light and generate electrical signals based on the sensed first light, and a color filter array layer disposed on the first light sensor layer, and including color filters respectively facing the light sensing cells. The image sensor further includes a second light sensor layer disposed on the color filter array layer, and configured to sense second light of the incident light and generate an electrical signal based on the sensed second light. ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170287151

Structured light generator and object recognition apparatus including the same

A structured light generator includes a light source configured to emit light, and a first meta optical device including a first metasurface including nanostructures having sub-wavelength dimensions that are less than a wavelength of the light emitted from the light source, the first metasurface being configured to form a distribution of light rays from the light emitted from the light source to thereby radiate structured light.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170284380

Hall effect thruster electrical configuration

A hall thruster is configured to reduce or eliminate pole erosion by electrically tying the cathode to the thruster chassis body. The electrical connection controls the ion energy hence reducing erosion at the pole. ... The California Institute Of Technology

10/05/17 / #20170283763

Methods and system for interfering with viability of bacteria and related compounds and compositions

Provided herein are methods and systems for interfering with viability of bacteria and related compounds and compositions.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/28/17 / #20170275597

Phenazine degrading agents and related compositions, methods and systems for interfering with viability of bacteria

Provided herein are phenazine degrading agents, methods and systems for interfering with viability of bacteria and related antimicrobial and compositions.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/28/17 / #20170273551

Fourier ptychographic retinal imaging methods and systems

Certain embodiments pertain to fourier ptychographic retinal imaging methods and systems that focus on a retina of an eye to acquire a sequence of raw retinal images, construct a full-resolution, complex retinal image from the sequence of raw retinal image and correct the aberration in the full-resolution, complex retinal image to generate a substantially aberration-free retinal image.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/14/17 / #20170263796

Encapsulated solar cells that incorporate structures that totally internally reflect light away from front contacts and related manufacturing methods

Solar cells in accordance with a number of embodiments of the invention are encapsulated by a material that can render the front contacts of the solar cells effectively invisible at certain angles of incidence. Front contacts of a solar cell provide a way for current to escape from the solar cell. ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/14/17 / #20170263363

Method and apparatus for particle actuation in a space

A device is dynamically programmable to generate at least a first magnetic field during a first time interval, and at least a second magnetic field during a second time interval thereby causing the particles exposed to the change in the magnetic field to aggregate to a target region. The device is further dynamically programmable to switch between the first and second magnetic fields for any number of cycles. ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/14/17 / #20170260172

Compositions and methods for acylating lactams

This disclosure provides methods for intermolecular enantioselective c-acylation of lactams with quaternary stereogenic centers by applying a chiral ni catalyst. The methods comprise treating a lactam with a chiral ni catalyst, an aryl nitrile, and an aryl halide.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/14/17 / #20170259428

Wearable electromyography sensor array using conductive cloth electrodes for human-robot interactions

A sleeve worn on an arm allows detection of gestures by an array of sensors. Electromyography, inertial, and magnetic field sensors provide data that is processed to categorize gestures and translate the gestures into commands for robotic systems. ... The California Institute Of Technology

09/14/17 / #20170258343

Intrinsic frequency hemodynamic waveform analysis

Hardware and software methodology are described for cardiac health measurement. Hemodynamic waveforms variously acquired for a subject are analyzed to calculate or approximate intrinsic frequencies in two domains in two domains across the dicrotic notch. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/31/17 / #20170250048

Nanoscale field-emission device and method of fabrication

Nanoscale field-emission devices are presented, wherein the devices include at least a pair of electrodes separated by a gap through which field emission of electrons from one electrode to the other occurs. The gap is dimensioned such that only a low voltage is required to induce field emission. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/31/17 / #20170249420

Methods and systems for predicting membrane protein expression based on sequence-level information

Membrane protein expression can be predicted using statistical frameworks to provide an enhanced subset of sequences, out of an initial larger set of potentially expressing sequences, by using features derived from sequences and a model parameterized through a dataset of known expression levels. Also, membrane protein experimentation protocols can be designed using the statistical frameworks in concert known outcomes to identify which laboratory conditions are most likely to produce successful results.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/31/17 / #20170247725

In vivo and in vitro olefin cyclopropanation catalyzed by heme enzymes

The present invention provides methods for catalyzing the conversion of an olefin to any compound containing one or more cyclopropane functional groups using heme enzymes. In certain aspects, the present invention provides a method for producing a cyclopropanation product comprising providing an olefinic substrate, a diazo reagent, and a heme enzyme; and admixing the components in a reaction for a time sufficient to produce a cyclopropanation product. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/31/17 / #20170246961

Adaptive charging network using adaptive charging stations for electric vehicles

Adaptive charging networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable the optimization of electric design of charging networks for electric vehicles. One embodiment includes an electrical supply; a plurality of adaptive charging stations; wherein at least one adaptive charging station distributes power to at least one other adaptive charging station; wherein at least one adaptive charging station is configured to communicate capacity information to a controller; and wherein the controller is configured to control the distribution of power to the plurality of adaptive charging stations based upon the capacity information received from at least one adaptive charging station.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/24/17 / #20170240885

Selective recovery

Provided herein are methods of selective screening. In addition, various targeting proteins and sequences, as well as methods of their use, are also provided.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/24/17 / #20170240571

Stable silylating reagents

The present invention is directed to compositions for silylating organic substrates containing c—h or o—h bonds, especially heteroaromatic substrates. The compositions are derived from the preconditioning of mixtures of hydrosilanes or organodisilanes with bases, including metal hydroxide and metal alkoxide bases. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/17/17 / #20170234984

Hybrid transmitter receiver optical imaging system

An image capture device includes, in part, n optical transmit antennas forming a first array, n phase modulators each associated with and adapted to control a phase of a different one of the transmit antennas, m optical receive antennas forming a second array, m phase modulators each associated with and adapted to control a phase of a different one of the receive antennas, and a controller adapted to control phases of the first and second plurality of phase modulators to capture an image of an object. The first and second arrays may be one-dimensional arrays positioned substantially orthogonal to one another. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/17/17 / #20170233668

Associative polymers to control formation of particulate matter from ignitable compositions and related compositions, methods and systems

Described herein are associative polymers capable of controlling formation of particulate matter from a non-polar ignitable composition upon ignition of the non-polar ignitable composition, alone or in combination with control of a physical and/or chemical property of the non-polar compositions and related compositions, methods and systems. Associative polymers herein described have a non-polar backbone and functional groups presented at ends of the non-polar backbone, with a number of the functional groups presented at the ends of the non-polar backbone formed by associative functional groups capable of undergoing an associative interaction with another associative functional group with an association constant (k) such that the strength of each associative interaction is less than the strength of a covalent bond between atoms and in particular less than the strength of a covalent bond between backbone atoms.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/17/17 / #20170232092

Methods and compositions for t cell generation and uses thereof

Among the various aspects of the present disclosure is the provision of a method of treating an inflammatory bowel disease. Another aspect provides the provision of a screening method for therapeutic agents. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/10/17 / #20170226619

Systems and methods implementing layers of devitrified metallic glass-based materials

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement layers of devitrified metallic glass-based materials. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a layer of devitrified metallic glass includes: applying a coating layer of liquid phase metallic glass to an object, the coating layer being applied in a sufficient quantity such that the surface tension of the liquid phase metallic glass causes the coating layer to have a smooth surface; where the metallic glass has a critical cooling rate less than 106 k/s; and cooling the coating layer of liquid phase metallic glass to form a layer of solid phase devitrified metallic glass.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/10/17 / #20170226063

Dna2 inhibitors for cancer treatment

Disclosed herein, inter alia, are compositions and methods for inhibiting dna2.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/10/17 / #20170225161

The pumping lid: devices and methods for programmable generation of positive and negative pressures

Provided herein are devices and methods for generating positive and negative pressures. The devices and methods are suited for the generation of pressures; in particular, the pressures generated can be useful for controlling the flow of fluids, such as in fluidic device.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/03/17 / #20170222720

Optical communication systems

A receiver, transmitter, and photon counting detector for use in an optical communication link are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of communicating using the transmitter, the receiver, and the photon detector.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/03/17 / #20170219999

Compact digital holographic microscope for planetary imaging or endoscopy

In situ investigation of microbial life in extreme environments can be carried out with microscopes capable of imaging 3-dimensional volumes and tracking particle motion. A lensless digital holographic microscope is disclosed that provides roughly 1.5 micron resolution in a compact, robust package suitable for remote deployment. ... The California Institute Of Technology

08/03/17 / #20170218346

Heme protein catalysts for carbon-silicon bond formation in vitro and in vivo

The present invention provides compositions and methods for catalyzing the formation of carbon-silicon bonds using heme proteins. In certain aspects, the present invention provides heme proteins, including variants and fragments thereof, that are capable of carrying out in vitro and in vivo carbene insertion reactions for the formation of carbon-silicon bonds. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/27/17 / #20170214083

Vertical carbon nanotube and lithium ion battery chemistries, articles, architectures and manufacture

Features for rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the batteries optionally employing vertically aligned carbon nanotube scaffolding, are described. Methods of manufacture and a solid polymer electrolyte are described for 3-dimensional battery architectures using the vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/27/17 / #20170213047

Secure raid schemes for distributed storage

Disclosed are low-complexity schemes to store information in a distributed manner across multiple nodes of a computer system. The schemes are resilient to node failures and resistant to node eavesdropping. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/27/17 / #20170212983

Error correction of multiplex imaging analysis by sequential hybridization

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for detecting and/or quantifying cellular targets such as nucleic acids in cells, tissues, organs or organisms. Through sequential barcoding, it is possible to perform high-throughput profiling of a large number of targets, such as transcripts and/or dna loci. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/27/17 / #20170212285

Dispersionless and dispersion-controlled optical dielectric metasurfaces

Metasurfaces comprise an array of pillars in a lattice. The dimensions of the pillars and the spacing are varied to obtain desired optical properties. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/27/17 / #20170209046

Non-invasive measurement of intraocular pressure

Devices, systems and methods are described for non-invasively monitoring and/or measuring or estimating intraocular pressure. Medical or diagnostic methods embodiments described herein include high resolution imaging of the sclera of one or both of a patient's eyes using digital photography or videography. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/20/17 / #20170204144

Selective recovery

Provided herein are methods of selective screening. In addition, various targeting proteins and sequences, as well as methods of their use, are also provided.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/13/17 / #20170199104

Whole-body tissue stabilization and selective extractions via tissue-hydrogel hybrids for high resolution intact circuit mapping and phenotyping

In various embodiments, the present application teaches methods for tissue clearing in which tissues are rendered macromolecule-permeable and optically-transparent, thereby exposing their cellular structure with intact connectivity. In some embodiments, the present application teaches epact, which is a protocol for enhanced tissue clearing via expansion. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170194713

Microwave reflector link, and cdma-spread spectrum reflector apparatus for reduction of unmodulated ambient blockers in reflected data links

A system, apparatus and method are disclosed for communicating between a short range wireless (wlan) user device, such as a wearable, phone, or tablet, with a base station. Traditional low power communication (e.g., wlan, wifi, bluetooth, cellular links, etc.) involve an inefficient amplification process of a signal from the wlan user to the base station, whereby significant power must be expended in the wlan user device making it unsuitable in many applications. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170194546

Skutterudite thermoelectric materials and methods for making

The present invention provides a thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric device includes an interconnect layer, a skutterudite layer, and a metallization stack. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170193830

Controlling unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid obstacle collision

A method, device, framework, and system provide the ability to control an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to avoid obstacle collision. Range data of a real-world scene is acquired using range sensors (that provide depth data to visible objects). ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170193688

Systems and methods for data visualization using three-dimensional displays

Data visualization systems and methods for generating 3d visualizations of a multidimensional data space are described. In one embodiment a 3d data visualization application directs a processing system to: load a set of multidimensional data points into a visualization table; create representations of a set of 3d objects corresponding to the set of data points; receive mappings of data dimensions to visualization attributes; determine the visualization attributes of the set of 3d objects based upon the selected mappings of data dimensions to 3d object attributes; update a visibility dimension in the visualization table for each of the plurality of 3d object to reflect the visibility of each 3d object based upon the selected mappings of data dimensions to visualization attributes; and interactively render 3d data visualizations of the 3d objects within the virtual space from viewpoints determined based upon received user input.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170192011

Ligand discovery for t cell receptors

Compositions and methods are provided for the identification of peptide sequences that are ligands for a t cell receptor (tcr) of interest, in a given mhc context.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170189530

Photoactivated molecules for light induced modulation of the activity of electrically excitable cells and methods of using the same

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the modulation of the activity of electrically excitable cells. In particular, several embodiments relate to the use of photovoltaic compounds which, upon exposure to light energy, increase or decrease the electrical activity of cells.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170189444

Polymeric compositions and related systems and methods for regulating biological hydrogels

Polymeric composition and related methods and systems for regulating the structure of hydrogels are described. In particular, by varying the physiochemical properties of the polymeric composition, the structure of the hydrogels can be reversibly compressed or decompressed.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

07/06/17 / #20170188901

Planar diffractive device with matching diffraction spectrum

A solution containing a target molecule and a reference molecule is illuminated to obtain raman signals. An optical metasurface is used as a diffractive optical element to split the raman signal from the target molecule and the raman signal from the reference molecule. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/29/17 / #20170183689

Alkane oxidation by modified hydroxylases

This invention relates to modified hydroxylases. The invention further relates to cells expressing such modified hydroxylases and methods of producing hydroxylated alkanes by contacting a suitable substrate with such cells.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/29/17 / #20170183277

Molecular sieves mediated unsaturated hydrocarbon separation and related compositions, materials, methods and systems

Described herein are compositions having an eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon, methods and system to separate the eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon from a hydrocarbon mixture including additional nonlinear unsaturated c8h2m hydrocarbons with 4≦m≦8, by contacting the hydrocarbon mixture with a 10-ring pore molecular sieve having a sieving channel with a 10-ring sieving aperture with a minimum crystallographic free diameter greater than 3Å and a ratio of the maximum crystallographic free diameter to the minimum crystallographic free diameter between 1 and 2, the molecular sieve having a t1/t2 ratio≧20:1 wherein t1 is an element independently selected from si and ge, and t2 is an element independently selected from al, b and ga, the 10-ring pore molecular sieve further having a counterion selected from nh4+, li+, na+, k+ and ca++.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/29/17 / #20170181643

Noninvasive systems for blood pressure measurement in arteries

Hardware and software methodology are described for a non-invasive approach to blood pressure measurement in pulmonary artery and systemic arteries by using wall displacement and blood velocity that are measured using ultrasound, microwave techniques and/or other radiofrequency (rf) techniques.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/22/17 / #20170179879

Temperature-staged thermal energy storage enabling low thermal exergy loss reflux boiling in full spectrum solar energy systems

The efficiency of solar power collection is increased by adding a thermal energy storage stage to a sunlight concentrator and thermodynamic power generator system. The thermal energy storage includes tubes or capsules made of a phase change material that stores thermal energy in different temperature stages through a working fluid. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/22/17 / #20170174648

Synthetic route to anhydroryanodol, ryanodol and structural analogues

This disclosure is related to methods for producing anhydroryanodol, ryanodol, or analogues thereof and novel compounds prepared thereby.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170169949

Micro- and nanoscale capacitors that incorporate an array of conductive elements having elongated bodies

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement micro- and nanoscale capacitors that incorporate a conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array elongated bodies. In one embodiment, a capacitor that incorporates a conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array of elongated bodies includes: a first conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array of elongated bodies; a second conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array of elongated bodies; and a dielectric material disposed in between the first conductive element and the second conductive element, and thereby physically separates them.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170168233

Integrated two-dimensional planar optical phased array

An optical phased array includes, in part, a multitude of optical signal emitters and a multitude of optical signal phase/delay elements each associated with and disposed between a different pair of the optical signal emitters. Each optical signal phase/delay element is adapted to cause a phase/delay shift between the optical signals emitted from its associated pair of optical signal emitters. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170167800

Silicon biporous wick for high heat flux heat spreaders

A wicking structure comprising a biporous wick formed with a semiconductor (e.g., silicon), wherein the biporous wick comprises first pores and second pores formed by the semiconductor and the first pores are larger than the second pores.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170166926

Targeting peptides for directing adeno-associated viruses (aavs)

Disclosed herein are peptide sequences capable of directing adeno-associated viruses (aav) to target specific environments, for example the nervous system and the heart, in a subject. Also disclosed are aavs having non-naturally occurring capsid proteins comprising the disclosed peptide sequences, and methods of using the aavs to treat diseases.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170165506

Targeting cancer cells selectively via resonant harmonic excitation

Systems and methods for targeting specific cell types by selective application of ultrasonic harmonic excitation at their resonance frequency (“oncotripsy”) are presented. The systems and methods result in the lysis of targeted cell types by using ultrasonic harmonic excitations that have been specifically tuned to disrupt the nuclear membrane of the targeted cells types by inducing a destructive vibrational response therein while leaving non-targeted cell types intact, the target cells types may be cancerous cells.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/15/17 / #20170164831

System and method for measuring intraocular pressure

Iop sensors and iop measurement algorithms are disclosed herein. Examples of the iop measurement algorithm can include a signal demodulation and artificial neural network algorithm to produce reliable results using minimal computational resources. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/01/17 / #20170152553

Enhanced nucleic acid identification and detection

The present invention relates to assays, including amplification assays, conducted in the presence of modulators. These assays can be used to detect the presence of particular nucleic acid sequences. ... The California Institute Of Technology

06/01/17 / #20170152541

Reduction of oxidated methionine peptides for mass spectrometry

A method for preparing a methionine-containing peptide or protein for analysis by mass spectrometry includes incubating the methionine-containing peptide or protein with a heterologous methionine sulfoxide reductase a (msra), msrb, or msrab enzyme resulting in the reduction of oxidized methionine-containing peptides or proteins.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/18/17 / #the invention provides heterocyclic compounds with quaternary centers and methods of preparing compounds. methods include the method for the preparation of a compound of formula (ii):

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05/18/17 / #20170138942

Arrays, substrates, devices, methods and systems for detecting target molecules

Arrays and substrates comprising a material, in particular capture agents and/or detectable targets, attached to the substrates along substantially parallel lines forming a barcoded pattern and related methods and systems.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/18/17 / #20170137955

Method for embedding inserts, fasteners and features into metal core truss panels

Systems and method for fabricating a metal core truss panel with seamlessly embedded features in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for producing a metal core truss panel composite, the method including fabricating a sacrificial core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected truss members and at least one embedded feature, and plating the sacrificial core truss panel with a layer of metal forming a metal core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected metal truss members and at least one seamlessly embedded metal feature.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/18/17 / #20170136463

Microfluidic device

Described herein are particular embodiments relating to a microfluidic device that may be utilized for cell sensing, counting, and/or sorting. Particular aspects relate to a microfabricated device that is capable of differentiating single cell types from dense cell populations. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/11/17 / #20170131241

High temperature ultrasonic probe and pulse-echo probe mounting fixture for testing and blind alignment on steam pipes

A high temperature ultrasonic probe and a mounting fixture for attaching and aligning the probe to a steam pipe using blind alignment. The high temperature ultrasonic probe includes a piezoelectric transducer having a high temperature. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/11/17 / #20170131080

Through-the-wall magnetoquasistatic positioning

Magnetoquasistatic through-the-wall non-line-of-sight coupling between a mobile transmitting device located within a building, or indoor, and a fixed receiving device located outside the building, outdoor, enables positioning of the transmitting device through the wall of the building and in non-line-of-sight environments. Systems based on magnetoquasistatic coupling can separately sense the distance and orientation of the transmitting device accurately even in heavy non-line-sight environments such as steel-reinforced buildings. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/04/17 / #20170122939

Optical sensor for analyte detection

Devices, systems, and methods for detection of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In some embodiments, an optical sensor can include a metallic layer and a plurality of dielectric pillars extending through the metallic layer. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/04/17 / #20170121799

Systems and methods implementing wear-resistant copper-based materials

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement copper-based materials in applications where resistance to wear is desired. In one embodiment, a wear-resistant gear includes a gear defined by a rotatable body having teeth disposed on an outer surface of the rotatable body, where the gear body is formed at least in part from a material including copper and x, where x is one of zirconium, titanium, hafnium, rutherfordium, and mixtures thereof and where the atomic ratio of copper to x is approximately between 2:3 and 3:2.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

05/04/17 / #20170119028

Magnetite-based heterogeneous ice-crystal nucleation

Ice nucleation and supercooling are controlled by the presence of magnetite particles. Magnetite decreases supercooling and promotes ice nucleation. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/27/17 / #20170118423

Glare suppression through fog by optical phase conjugation assisted active cancellation

A method of imaging an object on one or more sensor pixels and with reduced glare. The method includes irradiating a scattering medium and the object behind the scattering medium, creating backscattered radiation and imaging radiation that are received on the one or more pixels. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/27/17 / #20170114368

Use of chimeric nucleases to stimulate gene targeting

Gene targeting is a technique to introduce genetic change into one or more specific locations in the genome of a cell. For example, gene targeting can introduce genetic change by modifying, repairing, attenuating or inactivating a target gene or other chromosomal dna. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/27/17 / #20170114365

Method for expression of small rna molecules within a cell

The invention provides methods and compositions for the expression of small rna molecules within a cell using a lentiviral vector. The methods can be used to express doubles stranded rna complexes. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/27/17 / #20170113246

Reliable deposition of thin parylene

Apparatus, system, and method of depositing thin and ultra-thin parylene are described. In an example, a core deposition chamber is used. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170111223

Data network controlled and optimized using layered architectures

Data network components and frameworks for the control and optimization of network traffic using layered architectures, according to embodiments of the invention, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a data network comprises a switch, a data link, a tracking processor, and a planning processor. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170111073

Rf receiver

A device includes, in part, an antenna adapted to receive an rf signal that includes modulated data, a splitter/coupler adapted to split the received rf signal, a receiver adapted to demodulate the data from a first portion of the rf signal, and a power recovery unit adapted to convert to a dc power a second portion of the rf signal. The splitter/coupler is optionally adjustable to split the rf signal in accordance with a value that may be representative of a number of factors, such as the target data rate, the dc power requirement of the device, and the like. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170110895

Adaptive charging algorithms for a network of electric vehicles

Electric vehicle node controllers in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable adaptive charging. One embodiment includes one or more centralized computing systems; a communications network; a plurality of electric vehicle node controllers, where each electric vehicle node controller in the plurality of node controllers contains: a network interface; a processor; a memory containing: an adaptive charging application; a plurality of electric vehicle node parameters describing charging parameters of an electric vehicle node in the electric vehicle charging network; where the processor is configured by the adaptive charging application to: send electric vehicle node parameters to the one or more centralized computing systems; and charge the electric vehicle node using a charging rate received from the one or more centralized computing systems; where the one or more centralized computing systems is configured to: receive the electric vehicle node parameters from the plurality of electric vehicle node controllers; calculate a plurality of charging rates for the plurality of electric vehicle node controllers using the electric vehicle node parameters, a plurality of adaptive charging parameters, and a cost function; and send the charging rates to the plurality of electric vehicle node controllers.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170110803

Deployable reflectarray high gain antenna for satellite applications

A reflectarray antenna comprises panels connected by rotating hinges. The panels are stowed folded around a satellite body and deploy by actuating the spring loaded hinges to extend and form a reflectarray for operation in the k/ka or x-band. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170110199

Error characterization and mitigation for 16nm mlc nand flash memory under total ionizing dose effect

A data device includes a memory having a plurality of memory cells configured to store data values in accordance with a predetermined rank modulation scheme that is optional and a memory controller that receives a current error count from an error decoder of the data device for one or more data operations of the flash memory device and selects an operating mode for data scrubbing in accordance with the received error count and a program cycles count.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170108552

Systems and methods for monitoring characteristics of energy units

A system and method for monitoring characteristics of an electric energy device includes generating an external short from the electric energy device. The external short occurs at a known distance from a sensor and has at least one known external resistance. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170107479

Methane oxidation methods and compositions

The disclosure provides devices and methods to produce electrical energy from microorganisms capable of metabolizing methane.. . ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170107160

Hopanoids producing bacteria and related biofertilizers, compositions, methods and systems

Hopanoids, hopanoids-producing nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and related formulations, systems and methods are described herein. In particular, hopanoids alone or in combination with hopanoid-producing nitrogen-fixing bacteria can be used as biofertilizer to stimulate plant growth and yield with enhanced tolerance to diverse stresses found in plant-microbe symbiotic microenvironments.. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/20/17 / #20170106204

Implantable, highly collimated light-emitters for biological applications

A neural probe for light stimulation of a tissue is provided. The probe includes a base that has light supplying circuitry, and one or more elongated microsized shanks extending from the base. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/13/17 / #20170103016

Systems and methods for rapid processing and storage of data

Systems and methods of building massively parallel computing systems using low power computing complexes in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. A massively parallel computing system in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at least one solid state blade configured to communicate via a high performance network fabric. ... The California Institute Of Technology

04/06/17 / #the present invention is directed to derivatized corroles, methods of making and using the same as imaging and therapeutic agents. in certain embodiments, the corroles are compounds having a structure (i-h) and (i-m):

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03/30/17 / #20170093948

Coding for real-time streaming under packet erasures

A computer-based real-time streaming system under packet erasures wherein created messages can be decoded within a fixed delay form their creation is presented. Various code construction methods and corresponding hardware implementation for different cases of erasure link models are also presented.. ... The California Institute Of Technology








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