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Labeled circular dna molecules for analysis of dna topology, and topoisomerases and for drug screening

The present invention provides labeled circular plasmid dna molecules for studying dna topology and topoisomerases. The molecules of the present invention also provide tools for high throughput drug screening for inhibitors of dna gyrases and dna topoisomerases for anticancer drug discovery and antibiotics discovery.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

System and method for neuromorphic controlled adaptive pacing of respiratory muscles and nerves

Adaptive systems and methods for automatically determining and continuously updating stimulation parameters for adjusting ventilation to accommodate a patient's specific physiology, metabolic needs, and muscle state are disclosed herein. Having a closed loop implementation, the system may comprise a controller including a neuromorphic controlled adaptive feed-forward pattern generator/pattern shaper (pg/ps) assembly, which controls respiratory muscle movement using electrical stimulation. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Flanged self-closing microchannel array

Devices and methods for implanting neural interface technology in mammals are provided. A device can include an array of self-closing channels; two flanges that flank the array of channels, the flanges can be used to open the self-closing channels; and a plurality of cuff electrodes disposed at a circumference of each self-closing channel, the plurality of cuff electrodes being optimally disposed to detect a maximum amplitude of an action potential signal.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Sab as a biomarker for degenerative diseases and therapeutic sensitivity in cancers

The current invention pertains to a method of diagnosing a disease or identifying an increased likelihood of developing the disease in a subject. The method comprises determining the level of src homology 3 domain binding protein 5 (sh3bp5 or sab) or the rna encoding sab protein in a biological sample obtained from the subject and identifying the subject as having the disease or having an increased likelihood of developing the disease if the biological sample obtained from the subject has an altered level of sab protein or the rna encoding sab protein relative to a control sample. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Rapid zika virus detection using nano-enabled electrochemical sensing system

The subject invention provides materials and methods for detecting zika virus. Specific embodiments provide an electrochemical immunosensing device and the methods of making and using the same for detecting zika virus with exceptionally low detection limit. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Materials and methods for the detection of trace amounts of substances in biological and environmental samples

The subject invention provides chemical compositions and synthesis strategies to create molecularly imprinted polymers (mips) via sol-gel processes. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention utilizes a(n) organic, inorganic, or metallic template analyte to create a hybrid organic-inorganic or inorganic three-dimensional network possessing cavities complementary to the shape, size, and functional orientation of the template molecule or ions. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Materials and methods for identifying gyrase inhibitors

The disclosure describes the effects of transcription mediated from a promoter on the transcription mediated by divergently coupled supercoiling-sensitive promoter. Transcription initiated from a promoter inhibits transcription mediated by a specific supercoiling-sensitive promoter that is divergently coupled to the promoter. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Intraoperative guidance system for tumor surgery

The current invention pertains to a system and methods of identifying a site in a tissue of a patient as neoplastic or normal. The system comprises a source of electromagnetic signals; an optical probe which delivers the electromagnetic signals to a working end of the probe; a spectrometer which acquires diffuse reflectance electromagnetic signals returned from the site probed by the optical probe. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Nfc tag reader for patient medication monitoring

Systems and devices for regulation of self-management of a medication schedule are provided. A system can include a pill dispenser cap, a plurality of insulating layers; a near field communication (nfc) tag, and a pill dispenser. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Aluminum-boron nitride nanotube composites and method for making the same

Aluminum-boron nitride nanotube composites and methods of making thereof are disclosed herein. In at least one specific embodiment, the method can include: at least partially coating boron nitride nanotubes with aluminum to make an aluminum-boron nitride nanotube layered structure, where the at least partially coating is performed by sputter deposition, and where the boron nitride nanotubes have a length of about 100 μm to about 300 μm; sintering the aluminum-boron nitride nanotube layered structure to make an aluminum-boron nitride nanotube pellet, where the sintering is performed by spark plasma sintering; and rolling the aluminum-boron nitride nanotube pellet to make the aluminum-boron nitride nanotube composite.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

System and method for visible light communications with multi-element transmitters and receivers

Apparatuses, systems, and methods of communication using visible light communications (vlc) are provided. A system can include a vlc transmitter and a vlc receiver suitable for implementing a diversity combining technique. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Hybrid spectroscopy imaging system for intraoperative epileptic cortex detection

Methods and systems that detect and differentiate epileptogenic from eloquent and normal cortices are provided. A method for identifying epileptogenic cortices in a brain may include detecting areas in the brain that are undergoing cerebral blood volume low frequency oscillations, detecting areas in the brain that are undergoing blood oxygenation low frequency oscillations; mapping clusters of the brain in which the cerebral blood volume low frequency oscillations are negatively correlated with the blood oxygenation low frequency oscillations, and analyzing the time based relationship between the clusters of the brain that are undergoing negatively correlated low frequency oscillations to determine cause areas, which are areas of the brain that are causing negatively correlated low frequency oscillations to occur elsewhere.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Novel chilling apparatus

The subject invention provides an apparatus for cooling and/or freezing samples. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus is a stackable chilling plate used in a comet assay. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Remote control and concierge service for an autonomous transit vehicle fleet

Methods and systems for assisting autonomous vehicles are provided. The methods and systems can help increase safety and consumer satisfaction with autonomous vehicles and help bridge the gap towards completely autonomy. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

10/12/17 / #20170291158

Sol-gel polymeric stationary phases for high-performance liquid chromatography and solid phase extraction: their method of making

A sol-gel sorbent or chromatography stationary phase is a particulate metal oxide gel containing polymeric segments uniformly distributed throughout the metal oxide gel. The metal oxide gel is an oxide from silicone or other metal oxide that can have one of the valence bonds attached to an organic group and the remainder occupied by oxygens that can be provided as an oxide or an alkoxide or aryl oxide of the polymeric segments. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

10/12/17 / #20170290916

Materials and methods for the delivery of a nanocarrier to the brain

Materials and methods for magnetically guided delivery of nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier (bbb) in the central nervous system (cns) are provided. The method can comprise injecting a subject with an aqueous solution comprising magneto-electro nanoparticles and applying a static magnetic field directed toward the subject brain, thereby inducing a stimulus response of the nanoparticles in a controlled manner. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

10/05/17 / #20170288459

Misalignment insensitive wireless power transfer with cylindrical, spherical and conical transmitter and receiver elements

Wireless power transfer systems including wireless transmitter and receivers, which are insensitive to misalignment, are provided. A wireless power transfer system can include a first conductive loop that has cylindrical, conical, or spherical symmetry. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

09/21/17 / #20170268245

High performing protective shell for concrete structures

The subject invention provides materials and methods for repairing and/or improving the performance of concrete structures. In preferred embodiments, the methods comprise attaching a thin shell of ultra-high performance concrete (uhpc) over the area of interest, the shape of the shell substantially conforming to that of the area itself, and subsequently filling a cavity defined by the shell with uhpc.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

09/21/17 / #20170266665

Thermally-assisted acoustic separation of cells based on their stiffness

Devices, systems, and methods for separating cells or vesicles using a thermo-acoustophoretic approach are provided. A microfluidic device can be used for stiffness-based separation of cells or vesicles that otherwise have the same or approximately the same size, shape, and charge, where at least some of the membranes or vesicles have different compositions. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

09/07/17 / #20170252574

Low intensity magnetic field device for cosmetic skin treatment

Devices and methods for cosmetic skin treatment using a magnetic field are provided. A device can include a case, a stimulation head coupled with the case and including at least one coil of conductive wire for generating a magnetic field, and an electronic circuit housed in the case for driving the coils to generate the magnetic field.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

08/24/17 / #20170239258

Materials and methods for targeting therapeutic compositions to gut-associated lymphoid tissue (galt)

The present invention provides novel, long-acting nanoformulated drugs and targeted drug delivery methods, and uses thereof. In one embodiment, the nanoformulated drug is a retroviral drug. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

08/10/17 / #20170227486

Sensors for the detection of analytes

The subject invention provides materials and methods of fabricating and using an electrochemical biosensor for continuous detection of biological analytes. In a specific embodiment, the biosensor detects a given analyte when the analyte binds with a molecularly imprinted polymer (mip) matrix immobilized atop a sensing substrate eliminating the need for a redox probing agent commonly found in electrochemical biosensors. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

07/27/17 / #20170212015

Venturi vacuum device for biological sample collections

Devices and methods for collecting trace amounts of samples are provided. A device can utilize a sterile syringe integrated with a venturi-type vacuum source for sample collection. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

07/13/17 / #20170200249

Systems and methods for intelligent, demand-responsive transit recommendations

Techniques and systems are described that enable the intelligent recommendation and presentation of demand-responsive transit services. Implementations can analyze current user activities with respect to historically-based user transit behaviors in order to determine the user's imminent transit demands. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

07/06/17 / #20170191279

High performing protective shell for concrete structures

The subject invention provides materials and methods for repairing and/or improving the performance of concrete structures. In preferred embodiments, the methods comprise attaching a thin shell of ultra-high performance concrete (uhpc) over the area of interest, the shape of the shell substantially conforming to that of the area itself, and subsequently filling a cavity defined by the shell with uhpc.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

07/06/17 / #20170191147

Novel age-hardenable magnesium alloys

The subject invention provides compositions of a family of magnesium alloys for various applications including but not limited to automotive, aerospace, and biomedical applications. Preferred embodiments provide that this family of alloys comprises elements readily available domestically while offering improved mechanical properties at approximately half the cost of similar commercial alloys that comprise rare earth (re) elements. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

06/29/17 / #20170184537

Sensor for monitoring of ethanol

The subject invention provides devices, and methods of making and using the same, for the non-invasive detection of ethanol in a sample. In specific embodiments, the fuel cell based ethanol detector of the subject invention is capable of measuring the concentration of ethanol vapor in the presence of water vapor, which is known to confound signal readings in conventional detectors. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

06/15/17 / #20170171761

Interference and mobility management in uav-assisted wireless networks

Techniques and systems are disclosed for addressing the challenges in interference and mobility management in broadband, uav-assisted heterogeneous network (bahn) scenarios. Implementations include bahn control components, for example, at a controlling network node of a bahn. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

06/15/17 / #20170164837

Intraoperative guidance system for tumor surgery

The current invention pertains to a system and methods of identifying a site in a tissue of a patient as neoplastic or normal. The system comprises a source of electromagnetic signals; an optical probe which delivers the electromagnetic signals to a working end of the probe; a spectrometer which acquires diffuse reflectance electromagnetic signals returned from the site probed by the optical probe. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

06/08/17 / #20170160231

Devices and methods for high-throughput assay

Apparatuses and associated methods for manipulating an assembly of glass slides employed in cellular assay processes are provided. Each apparatus can accommodate at least one removable rack of slides to undergo electrophoresis in a comet assay. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

05/04/17 / #20170126309

Cooperative clustering for enhancing mu-massive-miso-based uav communication

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for organizing data delivering unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) are provided. Inter-cluster coordinators can organize data delivering unmanned aerial vehicle base stations (uav-bss). ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

04/27/17 / #20170118688

Interference and mobility management in uav-assisted wireless networks

Techniques and systems are disclosed for addressing the challenges in interference and mobility management in broadband, uav-assisted heterogeneous network (bahn) scenarios. Implementations include bahn control components, for example, at a controlling network node of a bahn. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

04/20/17 / #20170108520

Materials and methods for the detection of trace amounts of substances in biological and environmental samples

The subject invention provides chemical compositions and synthesis strategies to create molecularly imprinted polymers (mips) via sol-gel processes. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention utilizes a(n) organic, inorganic, or metallic template analyte to create a hybrid organic-inorganic or inorganic three-dimensional network possessing cavities complementary to the shape, size, and functional orientation of the template molecule or ions. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

04/13/17 / #20170102860

User interface for co-optimizing weight factors

Techniques and systems are disclosed for receiving user input related to three co-optimized objectives, factors, or parameters, and translating the user input into weight factors for a tri-variable weighting function. In various embodiments, a triangular user interface element is displayed that allows a user to assign importance weights to three interrelated decision optimization objectives using a single user input selection gesture. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

04/06/17 / #20170097343

On-chip assay for environmental surveillance

The subject invention provides methods and means to detect incidents of accidental or intentional release of chemical and biological toxins into the environment by measuring cellular stress-induced proteins in eukaryotic cells exposed to environmental samples suspected of containing chemical or biological toxins using a highly sensitive on-chip surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers)-linked immunosensors assay allowing robust, fast, and reliable in-the-field global sensing of environmental threats in resource-limited settings.. . ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

04/06/17 / #20170096701

Labeled circular dna molecules for analysis of dna topology, and topoisomerases and for drug screening

The present invention provides labeled circular plasmid dna molecules for studying dna topology and topoisomerases. The molecules of the present invention also provide tools for high throughput drug screening for inhibitors of dna gyrases and dna topoisomerases for anticancer drug discovery and antibiotics discovery.. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/30/17 / #20170094472

Specific velocity estimation of wireless network devices

Techniques are disclosed for determining a specific velocity of a device attached to a wireless network. The specific velocity can be determined using a handover count of the base station boundary transitions over a time window and/or using a set of sojourn time samples that each denote the duration the device remains in the zone of a particular base station. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/30/17 / #20170091055

Techniques and systems for local independent failure domains

Techniques and systems are described for enabling local independent failure domains in a host server or datacenter environment. Included is a locally-attached independent failure device (la-ifd) with an independent data buffer and a local communications bus for attaching to a host server. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/30/17 / #20170087353

Multi-lead multi-electrode management system

A multi-lead multi-electrode system and method of manufacturing the multi-lead multi-electrode system includes a multi-electrode lead that may be used to deploy multiple separable electrodes to different spaced apart contact sites, such as nerve or muscle tissues, for example, that are spatially distributed over a large area.. . ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/09/17 / #20170070073

Systems and techniques for energy storage regulation

Systems and techniques are disclosed for individually controlling energy storage devices in an array of devices. An energy storage regulation unit (esru) is described that enables the connection of an energy storage device to a system load bus and a charging/diagnostic bus such that the energy storage device may be individually charged and/or disconnected for maintenance. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/09/17 / #20170069302

Frequency calibration for audio synthesizers

Techniques and systems for facilitating the calibration of oscillation frequencies for an analog audio synthesizer are disclosed. Included are embodiments for performing the initial calibration of an audio synthesizer and for continuously compensating for the frequency irregularities which originate from insufficient calibration and/or frequency drift of the oscillator circuits. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/09/17 / #20170067881

Paper microfluidic devices for forensic serology

Paper microfluidic devices for the detection of bodily fluids are provided. Such devices can be used, for example, for detection of bodily fluids from or at crime scenes, including blood, saliva, semen, urine, feces, vaginal fluids, and perspiration. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/02/17 / #20170060102

Detection of and responses to time delays in networked control systems

To ameliorate the detrimental effects of time delays, techniques and systems are disclosed for detecting time delays in a plant, facility, or environment (such as a power system) controlled by an ncs, and for providing more resilient control capabilities for adapting to the detected time delays. A time delay estimate can be determined by comparing the expected state of the plant, calculated from a plant model, with the state of the plant described by its telemetry data. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

03/02/17 / #20170059561

Thermally stable electrochemical sensor with long shelf-life

The subject invention provides the materials and methods for fabricating and using an electrochemical immunosensing device to detect a target antigen. In a preferred embodiment, the subject invention utilizes camelid-derived, single-domain antibodies as the sensing agents immobilized onto the surface of the immunosensing device, more specifically, the working electrode of the immunosensing device. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

02/23/17 / #20170053531

Dynamic routing of transit vehicles

Systems and techniques are described to enable the dynamic selection of a transit route through the stop zones of a transit line. Techniques are disclosed for receiving a current location of a transit vehicle on a transit line and determining a transit route through one or more of the vehicle's remaining stop zones by choosing an optimized combination of stop options and route segment options for that specific transit vehicle. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

02/09/17 / #20170041235

Load-balancing algorithms for data center networks

Multipath load-balancing algorithms, which can be used for data center networks (dcns), are provided. A multipath load-balancing algorithm can be, for example, a distributed multipath load-balancing algorithm or a centralized multipath load-balancing algorithm. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

02/09/17 / #20170035291

Functional imaging of photoreceptors in the retina by rhodopsin mapping

The subject invention provides novel apparatuses and methods for assessing the structure and function of photoreceptors in retina. In a specific embodiment, the assessment is accomplished by imaging rhodopsin, pigmented protein responsible for initiating vision acquisition of the eye, in living subjects. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

02/02/17 / #20170030906

Predictive biomarkers for detection of organ damage in autoimmune illnesses and other diseases

The invention provides methods for identifying the presence of, or an increased risk of developing, organ damage in a subject having an autoimmune disease, for example, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or mixed connective tissue disease (mctd), or other disease in which the lungs and/or kidneys are involved. In one embodiment, a significantly increased combined igm reactivity against the peptides having the sequences of seq id nos: 4, 9, 12, and 15 in a sample obtained from a patient compared to a healthy control indicates lung damage or an increased risk of developing lung damage in the subject. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

01/26/17 / #20170025748

Morphing origami multi-functional and reconfigurable antennas

Novel and advantageous antennas are provided. A multi-functional antenna can morph in order to change geometrical shape and thereby change its antenna radiation characteristics. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

01/26/17 / #20170023452

Microextraction capsules and method of making

A microextraction capsule holding a sol-gel coating or monolithic bed with an affinity for one or more target analytes infused in a porous tube that can be placed in a sample matrix containing the target analytes. The microextraction capsule can include a magnetic wire to allow the capsule to be spun in the presence of the matrix to increase the rate of absorption of the target analytes. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

01/19/17 / #20170018935

Miniaturized highly efficient wireless power transfer elements using multiple layers of resonators and/or tunable capacitors

Novel and advantageous systems and methods for wireless power transfer (wpt) via multiple-resonator conformal strongly coupled magnetic resonance (cscmr) are provided. Instead of using a single loop as a resonator, multiple resonators can be used. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

01/05/17 / #20170003205

In-vial microextraction (ivme) systems and their method of making

An in-vial microextraction (ivme) device is a vial with at least a portion of the inner surface having a sol-gel coating that absorbs at least one target analyte. The sol-gel coating is a metal oxide comprising coating that is formed from a tri-and/or tetra-functional metal comprising precursor that condenses to form a gel network. ... The Florida International University Board Of Trustees








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