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 new patent  Redox sorting of carbon nanotubes

A method of separating and extracting carbon nanotubes, the method includes introducing the carbon nanotubes into a two-phase system that includes a first component and a second component, the first component being different from the second component. The method includes introducing a chemical agent into the two-phase system, mixing the... University Of Southern California

Multi-sensor platform for diagnosing catheter status

A multi-sensor system may include a catheter that has lumen, is flexible, is made of a polymer, and has a circular cross section that has an outer diameter of no more than 0.5 cm; and one or more sensors that sense multiple characteristics of material flowing within the lumen, including... University Of Southern California

Generating performance assessment from human and virtual human patient conversation dyads during standardized patient encounter

An artificial intelligence machine may quickly generate a comprehensive virtual patient interview database based on limited input from a case author. The comprehensive virtual patient interview database may include a list of topics and a set of items. Each item may be related in the database to one of the... University Of Southern California

Instrument lander utilizing a cubesat platform for in situ exploration of asteroids and comets

Methods, systems, and apparatus for designing, constructing and using instrument landers for in situ exploration of small solar system bodies, such as asteroids and comets. In one aspect, a lander includes a CubeSat-style platform; instrument packaging, wherein the CubeSat-style platform and the instrument packaging are configured and arranged for an... University Of Southern California

Nested quantum annealing correction

Systems and methods of processing using a quantum processor are described. A method includes obtaining a problem Hamiltonian and defining a nested Hamiltonian with a plurality of logical qubits by embedding a logical KN representing the problem Hamiltonian into a larger KC×N, where N represents a number of the logical... University Of Southern California

Use of alginate formulation for intraincisional drug delivery

Described herein are compositions of alginate formulations and their use for treating incisional wounds, such as intra-incisional application.... University Of Southern California

Implantable oxygen generator and transporter

An implantable medical device is described. The implantable medical device includes a small molecule generator, a small molecule diffusor, and a cannula that connects the two. The small molecule generator includes an electrolyte reservoir and a set of electrodes. A first portion of the electrolyte reservoir is impermeable to a... University Of Southern California

Blockers of the growth hormone receptor in disease prevention and treatment

Compounds and methods for treating diseases or conditions affected by the activity or expression of genes/proteins related to human GH, GHR, STAT5, SOCS, IGF-1, insulin are provided. Monoclonal antibodies for treating diseases or conditions related to growth hormone and growth hormone receptor activity are also provided.... University Of Southern California

Nanoelectrodes for water splitting

In various embodiments, the invention teaches a method for water splitting with much higher efficiency than previous methods. By decreasing the distance between two electrodes to nanometer scale, even shorter than the electric field screening length, the external power required for water splitting is significantly reduced.... University Of Southern California

Energy harvester with self-assembled liquid bearing

A vibration energy harvester that converts kinetic energy to electrical energy. The vibration energy harvester includes an electrically conductive coil array, a magnetic array and a self-assembled liquid bearing. The magnetic array is levitated above the electrically conductive coil array. The magnetic array and the electrically conductive coil array are... University Of Southern California

Fasting mimicking diet (fmd) as an immunoregulatory treatment for gastrointestinal autoimmune/inflammatory diseases

A method for treating autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases includes a step of identifying a subject having a gastrointestinal autoimmune/inflammatory disease. A fasting mimicking diet (FMD) is administered to the subject for a first time period.... University Of Southern California

Method for improved dynamic contrast enhanced imaging using tracer-kinetic models as constraints

Tracer kinetic models are utilized as temporal constraints for highly under-sampled reconstruction of DCE-MRI data. The method is flexible in handling any TK model, does not rely on tuning of regularization parameters, and in comparison to existing compressed sensing approaches, provides robust mapping of TK parameters at high under-sampling rates.... University Of Southern California

Autoencoder-derived features as inputs to classification algorithms for predicting failures

The invention relates to using autoencoder-derived features for predicting well failures (e.g., rod pump failures) using a machine learning classifier (e.g., a Support Vector Machine (SVMs)). Features derived from dynamometer card shapes are used as inputs to the machine learning classifier algorithm. Hand-crafted features can lose important information whereas autoencoder-derived... University Of Southern California

Black phosphorus gas sensor

The inventors experimentally demonstrated NO2 gas sensing performance of multilayer black phosphorous (BP) field effect transistors. The BP sensors were sensitive to NO2 concentration down to 5 ppb making them comparable in sensitivity to the best 2D material based sensors. Raman spectroscopy comparison revealed no apparent change in the spectra... University Of Southern California

Multispectral lighting reproduction

Systems and techniques for multispectral lighting reproduction, in one aspect, include: one or more light sources having different lighting spectra; and one or more computers comprising at least one processor and at least one memory device, the one or more computers programmed to drive the one or more light sources... University Of Southern California

Regenerative adsorbents of modified amines on nano-structured supports

The invention relates to regenerative, solid sorbent for adsorbing carbon dioxide from a gas mixture, with the sorbent including a modified polyamine and a nano-structured solid support. The modified polyamine is the reaction product of an amine and an aldehyde. The sorbent provides structural integrity, as well as high selectivity... University Of Southern California

Dehydrogenation of neat formic acid

X−is a negatively charge counter ion.... University Of Southern California

3d printing with variable voxel sizes based on optical filter

A three-dimensional printing approach based on stereolithography with variable printing resolutions to solve the trade-off between throughput and resolution. In this technology, the variable fabrication resolutions are achieved by switching light wavelength. The apparatus includes an optical filter based on high-contrast gratings. In one embodiment, the minimum printing resolution of... University Of Southern California

Wideband nyquist vco-based analog-to-digital converter

An analog-to-digital converter may convert an analog signal into digital codes representative of the changing level of the analog signal. An analog high pass filter may receive and continuously differentiate the analog signal. A voltage controlled oscillator may receive the differentiated analog signal and continuously generates an output that is... University Of Southern California

System and calibrating multi-level building energy simulation

Methods and systems for simulating energy use in a building is described. The method includes generating a building model based on building data associated with the building, the building model having a plurality of levels, the building model simulating the energy use in the building based on values of input... University Of Southern California

Compositions and methods to selectively block pain induced by cold

Tissue injury prompts the release of a number of proalgesic molecules that induce acute and chronic pain by sensitizing pain-sensing neurons (nociceptors) to heat and mechanical stimuli. In contrast, many proalgesics have no effect on cold sensitivity, or can inhibit cold-sensitive neurons and diminish cooling-mediated pain-relief (analgesia). Nonetheless, cold pain... University Of Southern California

Assembly of layered monetite-chitosan nanocomposite and its transition to organized hydroxyapatite

A multilayer structure that functions as a bone replacement material includes a plurality of organic matrix layers such that each organic matrix layer includes chitosan and a dicarboxylic acid. The multilayer structure also includes a plurality of calcium phosphate-containing layers wherein each calcium phosphate-containing layer is interposed between a pair... University Of Southern California

Predictive network system and method

A proactive networking system and method is disclosed. The network anticipates the user demands in advance and utilizes this predictive ability to reduce the peak to average ratio of the wireless traffic and yield significant savings in the required resources to guarantee certain Quality of Service (QoS) metrics. The system... University Of Southern California

Iglass: infrared thermography for learning thermoregulation performance

An infrared thermography based technique is described for monitoring an individual's thermoregulation performance and thermal comfort level through measuring the skin temperature on several points the face as the face has a high density of blood vessels and it is typically not covered by clothing. This technique allows for continuous... University Of Southern California

Phase-sensitive regeneration without a phase-locked loop using brillouin amplification

Methods, systems, and apparatus for phase-sensitive regeneration of a signal without a phase-locked loop and using Brillouin amplification. The system for phase-sensitive regeneration includes a data channel, one or more pumps and a mixing stage. The one or more pumps are coupled with the data channel. The mixing stage is... University Of Southern California

Synchronized multi-module pulsed arterial spin labeled magnetic resonance imaging

A magnetic resonance imaging system may include a magnet, gradient coils, an RF pulse transmitter, an RF receiver that receives MR signals from tissue that has been exposed to RF pulses, gradient fields, and a magnetic field, and a computer that includes a processor. The computer may have a configuration... University Of Southern California

Agents, compositions and methods for enhancing neurological function

Neuro-enhancing agents, compositions and methods are disclosed herein. Preferred neuro-enhancing agents of the present invention include progesterone and metabolites of progesterone, such as 3α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-20-one (THP). These agents yield neuro-enhancing effects on neural cells that include neural progenitor and/or stem cells, whereby the agents stimulate mitosis of neural progenitor cells, stimulate... University Of Southern California

Next generation rna-sequencing and long non-coding rna in glioblastoma multiforme

LncRNAs are emerging as important oncogenic drivers in many cancers, but comprehensive, agnostic studies to identify key lncRNAs involved in GBM are lacking. Described herein are new lncRNA involved in gliomagenesis and prognosis, elucidating the biological functions of these relatively unknown biological actors and opening new therapeutic avenues for therapeutic... University Of Southern California

Drug combinations and methods to stimulate embryonic-like regeneration to treat diabetes and other diseases

Stem cell-based therapies can potentially reverse organ dysfunction and diseases but the removal of impaired tissue and reactivation of the program leading to organ regeneration pose major challenges. In mice, a four-day fasting mimicking diet (FMD) induces a step-wise expression of Sox17 and Pdx-1, resembling that observed during pancreatic development... University Of Southern California

Apoptotic bodies

This disclosure relates to apoptotic bodies. The disclosure particularly relates to a composition comprising the apoptotic bodies. The disclosure further relates to preparation of apoptotic bodies from stem cells. The disclosure also relates to medical treatments comprising the use of the composition comprising the apoptotic bodies. The apoptotic bodies may... University Of Southern California

Highly robust efficient catalyst for selective dehydrogenation of neat glycerol to lactic acid

wherein M is a transition metal; o is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; R1 is a C1-6 alkyl, a C6-18 aryl, or an optionally substituted C5-18 heteroaryl. In a refinement, R1 is methyl, ethyl, butyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, n-butyl, sec-butyl, or t-butyl; R2, R3, R3′ are independently an optionally substituted... University Of Southern California

Method of cryopreservation of stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells on polymeric substrate

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the cryopreservation of stem cells, such as stem-cell derived retinal pigment epithelial cells, that have been seeded onto and cultured on a substrate, such as a polymeric substrate. Such cryopreserved stem cells are useful for cell therapies, such as treatment of ocular damage... University Of Southern California

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.... University Of Southern California

Cage-like bifunctional chelators, copper-64 radiopharmaceuticals and pet imaging using the same

where A is a functional group selected from group consisting of an amine, a carboxylic acid, an ester, a carbonyl, a thiol, an azide and an alkene, and B is a functional group selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an amine, a carboxylic acid, and ester, a carbonyl, a... University Of Southern California

Inexpensive metal-free organic redox flow battery (orbat) for grid-scale storage

A flow battery includes a positive electrode, a positive electrode electrolyte, a negative electrode, a negative electrode electrolyte, and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode electrolyte includes water and a first redox couple. The first redox couple includes a first... University Of Southern California

06/22/17 / #20170172967

Benzo lipoxin analogues

Benzolipoxin analogs, methods of their preparation and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds are provided. The compounds and compositions are useful in methods for treatment of various diseases, including, inflammation, autoimmune disease and abnormal cell proliferation.... University Of Southern California

06/22/17 / #20170174638

Compounds and methods for inhibiting vacuolar atpase

is provided. R1, R2 and R3 are independently either hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, halogen, alkoxy, nitro, amino or hydroxyl. X is either F, Cl, Br, I or CN. Y is either N or CH. Compositions that include Formula II can be used to inhibit vacuolar H+ ATPase.... University Of Southern California

06/08/17 / #20170162876

Coating particles

A method includes combining a coating material and an uncoated particulate core material in a solution having a selected ionic strength. The selected ionic strength promotes coating of the uncoated particulate core material with the coating material to form coated particles; and the coated particles can be collected after formation.... University Of Southern California

06/08/17 / #20170163451

Systems and techniques for communication using multiple-input-multiple-output processing of orbital angular momentum modes

A system includes a transmitter having a first transmit device having a first transmit antenna and a first OAM multiplexer designed to receive two input signals and to convert the input signals to orthogonal OAM beams. The first transmit antenna is designed to transmit a first output signal that includes... University Of Southern California

06/01/17 / #20170151610

Inserting inhibitor to create part boundary isolation during 3d printing

A 3D printing system may print a desired 3D object. A fusible powder may fuse when subjected to a fusing condition. A deposition system may deposit portions of the fusible powder on a substrate. A fusing system may apply the fusing condition to the deposited fusible powder. Inhibitor material may... University Of Southern California

05/18/17 / #20170141434

High efficiency iron electrode and additives for use in rechargeable iron-based batteries

An iron electrode and a method of manufacturing an iron electrode for use in an iron-based rechargeable battery are disclosed. In one embodiment, the iron electrode includes carbonyl iron powder and one of a metal sulfide additive or metal oxide additive selected from the group of metals consisting of bismuth,... University Of Southern California

05/04/17 / #20170119748

Methods, compounds, and compositions for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases

This invention provides methods, compounds and compositions for the treatment of musculoskeletal disease, muscle dysfunction, muscle-wasting disease or disorder, including hereditary myopathy, neuromuscular disease, muscular dystrophy, muscular atrophy, drug-induced myopathy, and related disease, disorder or condition that causes a decrease in muscle strength, comprising the use of heterocyclic non-peptidic compounds... University Of Southern California

04/27/17 / #20170113002

Adaptive brain-machine interface system for anesthesia delivery

A system for controlling a state of anesthesia of a patient. The system includes a neural sensor configured to be coupled to a patient and generate an output signal indicative of neural activity of the patient; and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is coupled to the neural sensor and... University Of Southern California

04/13/17 / #20170100054

Electrical impedance spectroscopy measurement based on concentric bipolar microelectrode sensor

A portion of a concentric bipolar microelectrode sensor is attached to an inflatable balloon of a catheter. Another portion of the concentric bipolar microelectrode sensor is also attached to a body of the catheter. The inflatable balloon is guided to become in proximity of a tissue. The inflatable balloon is... University Of Southern California

04/06/17 / #20170096630

Compact subnanosecond high voltage pulse generation system for cell electro-manipulation

Disclosed are methods and systems for subnanosecond rise time high voltage (HV) electric pulse delivery to biological loads. The system includes an imaging device and monitoring apparatus used for bio-photonic studies of pulse induced intracellular effects. The system further features a custom fabricated microscope slide having micro-machined electrodes. A printed... University Of Southern California

03/30/17 / #20170092883

Fusing porphyrins with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocycles for optoelectronic applications

A compound that can be used as a donor material in organic photovoltaic devices comprising a non-activated porphyrin fused with one or more non-activated polycyclic aromatic rings or one or more non-activated heterocyclic rings can be obtained by a thermal fusion process. By heating the reaction mixture of non-activated porphyrins... University Of Southern California

03/16/17 / #20170071785

Implantable oxygen generator and transporter

An implantable medical device is described. The implantable medical device includes a small molecule generator, a small molecule diffusor, and a cannula that connects the two. The small molecule generator includes an electrolyte reservoir and a set of electrodes. A first portion of the electrolyte reservoir is impermeable to a... University Of Southern California

03/09/17 / #20170065691

Brain cancer immunotherapy

The invention describes immunotherapies for treating various cancers in nervous system, particularly brain cancer. In various embodiments, the method may comprise: obtaining a tumor tissue from the subject; preparing a tumor cell lysate from the tumor tissue; isolating an immune cell from the subject; priming the immune cell against the... University Of Southern California

02/09/17 / #20170035093

Methods and formulations promoting tissue/organ regeneration, longevity and healthspan

A method includes a step of identifying a subject in need of diet modification; and administering a first diet to the subject for a first time period. The first diet provides 4.5 to 7 kilocalories per pound of subject for a first day and 3 to 5 kilocalories per pound... University Of Southern California

02/09/17 / #20170035094

Methods and diets to protect against chemotoxicity and age related illnesses

A method of improving longevity and/or alleviating a symptom of aging or preventing age related diseases is provided. The method includes a step in which the subject's average and type of daily protein intake, IGF-I, and IGFBP1 levels, and risk factors for overall mortality, cancer and diabetes are determined. With... University Of Southern California

02/09/17 / #20170038267

Portable polarimetric fiber stress sensor system for visco-elastic and biomimetic material analysis

An all-optical fiber sensor apparatus includes a light source and an in-line fiber polarizer that polarizes light received from the light source. The in-line fiber polarizer outputs light in a first polarization state which is directed to a polarization-maintaining fiber. After receiving the light in a first polarization state, the... University Of Southern California

02/02/17 / #20170027217

Autoimmunity and multiple sclerosis treatment

A method for alleviating a symptom of multiple sclerosis or other autoimmune or inflammatory disease includes a step of identifying a subject having multiple sclerosis or other autoimmune diseases. A fasting mimicking diet is administered to the subject for a first predetermined time period, the fasting mimicking diet providing less... University Of Southern California

02/02/17 / #20170029371

Mao inhibitors and their conjugates as therapeutics for the treatment of brain cancer

A pharmaceutical composition and method for treating brain cancer are provided. The method includes administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of one or more compounds that include moclobemide, clorgyline, clorgyline's Near-infra-red dye Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (NMI), and MHI 148-clorgyline, and their salt thereof. The composition and... University Of Southern California

01/26/17 / #20170020387

Optical coherence tomography (oct) system with phase-sensitive b-scan registration

This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system having a configuration that uses a phase sensitive B-scan registration method. In this disclosure, an OCT system may have a configuration that scans a physical object, acquires OCT signals to form... University Of Southern California

01/19/17 / #20170014817

Dehydrogenation of neat formic acid

wherein M is a transition metal; R1, R2 are independently C1-6 alkyl groups; o is 1, 2, 3, or 4; R3 are independently hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl groups, OR14, NO2, or halogen; R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, are independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl groups; R14 is... University Of Southern California

01/19/17 / #20170015730

Polypeptide compositions with type vii collagen fibronectin type iii-like repeats and treatment methods for wound closure and healing

Disclosed are compositions and methods for accelerating wound closure and preventing inhibiting or reducing scarring or fibrosis. The methods of the present invention include administering to a person in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising collagen 7 and/or one or more functional fragments or variants thereof.... University Of Southern California

01/12/17 / #20170007737

Amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel for dentin hypersensitivity

A method to regrow a protective layer over exposed/demineralized dentin that includes a step of identifying a subject having exposed/demineralized dentin. The demineralized dentin is contacted with a remineralization composition that includes an amelogenin and derived peptides, a chitosan, water, and a sufficient amount of a pH adjusting component such... University Of Southern California

01/05/17 / #20170000183

Fasting condition as dietary treatment of diabetes

A method of alleviating symptoms of, or treating, pancreatic beta-cell damage in a subject includes a step of identifying a subject having pancreatic beta-cell damage. Multiple cycles of a diet protocol are administered to the subject. The diet protocol includes administering of a fasting mimicking diet and a re-feeding diet... University Of Southern California

01/05/17 / #20170000327

Optical coherence tomography (oct) system with improved motion contrast

This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system with improved motion contrast. This disclosure particularly relates to motion contrast methods for such OCT systems. The OCT system of this disclosure may have a configuration that scans a physical object,... University Of Southern California








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