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Methods of making levulinic acid and alkyl levulinates from saccharides

Unique methods have been developed to convert polysaccharides into value-added products, such as levulinic acid and alkyl levulinates. The polysaccharides are heated in the presence of water, an alcohol, and an acid to cleave the polysaccharide, and the resulting monosacchrides or monosaccharide acetals or both are contacted with an acid in the presence of an alcohol at a higher temperature. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Dual-energy microfocus radiographic imaging method for meat inspection

A system and method for foreign object detection in meat processing is provided. The system and method combine microfocus x-ray sources with dual energy x-rays to detect foreign objects in meat products. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Protective aluminum oxide surface coatings and low-temperature forming process for high-temperature applications

A method of both coating a substrate with aluminum oxide and infusing the substrate with elemental aluminum is disclosed. In one example, the method includes providing a metal powder/polymer binder slurry, the slurry having a solvent, an organic binder, metal granules and a seed element, wherein the metal granules include al; dispersing the slurry upon a cr-containing surface; after dispersing the slurry, exposing the slurry to air and maintaining the temperature of the slurry and substrate below 110° c. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Closed loop deep brain stimulation systems and methods

The present disclosure relates generally to systems, methods, and devices for closed loop deep brain stimulation. In particular, a neural signal is measured and provided to software. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Systems for neural bridging of the nervous system

The present disclosure relates generally to systems, methods, and devices for interpreting neural signals to determine a desired movement of a target, transmitting electrical signals to the target, and dynamically monitoring subsequent neural signals or movement of the target to change the signal being delivered if necessary, so that the desired movement is achieved. In particular, the neural signals are decoded using a feature extractor, decoder(s) and a body state observer to determine the electrical signals that should be sent.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Nanoscale biochemical sample preparation and analysis

Provided herein are methods and systems for biochemical analysis, including compositions and methods for processing and analysis of small cell populations and biological samples (e.g., a robotically controlled chip-based nanodroplet platform). In particular aspects, the methods described herein can reduce total processing volumes from conventional volumes to nanoliter volumes within a single reactor vessel (e.g., within a single droplet reactor) while minimizing losses, such as due to sample evaporation.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Intelligent sensor and controller framework for the power grid

Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring and using data in an electric power grid. For example, one disclosed embodiment comprises a sensor for measuring an electrical characteristic of a power line, electrical generator, or electrical device; a network interface; a processor; and one or more computer-readable storage media storing computer-executable instructions. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Magnetostrictive cold spray coating for enhanced ultrasonic inspection

An improved process for performing ultrasonic sensing and inspections wherein a cold-spray technique is used to kinetically bond powdered material to a substrate and then an emat sensor is magnetically attached to the coating. In use the ultrasound will transfer from the magnetostrictive layer into the substrate more effectively than any glued coating without concerns for long term degradation.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Illuminants and illumination devices

A self-glowing solid material comprises a man-made metal mixture containing at least one rare earth metal and an oxide of iron. The material is inducible by flame initiation to self-glow with yellow-to-red colors (577-to-700 nanometer wavelengths). ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Self-glowing materials and tracer ammunition

A self-glowing solid material comprises a man-made metal mixture containing at least one rare earth metal and an oxide of iron. The material is inducible by flame initiation to self-glow with yellow-to-red colors (577-to-700 nanometer wavelengths). ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Neural sleeve for neuromuscular stimulation, sensing and recording

The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Neural sleeve for neuromuscular stimulation, sensing and recording

The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Systems including neuromuscular stimulation cuff

The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

Enzyme formulation and method for degradation

An enzyme formulation includes an encapsulated fungal enzyme which is effective for degrading at least one material selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbons, vulcanized rubber, synthetic rubber, natural rubber, vulcanized polymers and perfluorinated compounds. A degradation method includes treating one of the above-mentioned materials with an encapsulated fungal enzyme to degrade the material.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/17/18 / #20180134551

Reactor incorporating a heat exchanger

A reactor containing a heat exchanger is disclosed, which can be operated with co-current or counter-current flow. Also disclosed is a system that includes a reactor having a reformer and a vaporizer, a fuel supply, and a water supply. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/10/18 / #20180131200

Battery system management through non-linear estimation of battery state of charge

Systems, methods, and computer media for battery system management and non-linear estimation of battery state of charge are provided herein. Battery data is received for a time period over which a battery system has operated. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/03/18 / #20180119091

Organotypic lung model with functional immune cells

A three dimensional in vitro co-culture system is provided for determining a pathogen's interaction with immune cells differentiated from healthy tissues and grown at air-liquid interface with epithelial cells. Also provided are methods of producing the three dimensional in vitro co-culture system. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/12/18 / #20180103052

System and methods for automated detection, reasoning and recommendations for resilient cyber systems

A method for securing an it (information technology) system using a set of methods for knowledge extraction, event detection, risk estimation and explanation for ranking cyber-alerts which includes a method to explain the relationship (or an attack pathway) from an entity (user or host) and an event context to another entity (a high-value resource) and an event context (attack or service failure).. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/05/18 / #20180094204

Reinforced composites with repellent and slippery properties

Compositions and processes are disclosed for forming hydrophobic coatings and lubricant-infused surface coatings. Coatings may be applied to various substrates without prior chemical or temperature treatment of the substrates and over large and irregular surfaces. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/22/18 / #20180078681

Implant with reactive oxygen species scavenging coating

A chronically implanted medical device is disclosed that has an outermost layer formed from a conjugate of a polymer with lipoic acid, the conjugate having free 1,2-dithiolane groups. It is contemplated that this layer scavenges reactive oxygen species, i.e. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/15/18 / #20180073532

System and process for joining dissimilar materials and solid-state interlocking joint with intermetallic interface formed thereby

A method for connecting two dissimilar materials having different melting points is described wherein a the materials are heated together to obtain plasticization of the lower melting point material within a prefigured geometry within a first material in such a way so as to form intermetallic features within a solid state joint.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/15/18 / #20180072840

Bpa-free coatings

Provided are poly(aag)-compositions, and corresponding coatings, foams, and coated articles. Also provided are methods for preparing the poly(aag)-compositions and corresponding reagents including. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/08/18 / #20180068839

Device to manipulate ions of same or different polarities

An apparatus includes a first pair of opposing electrode arrangements that confine ions between them in a portion of a confinement volume inwardly laterally in a first confinement direction with respect to a longitudinal ion propagation direction, each opposing electrode arrangement including an arrangement of rf electrodes situated to receive an unbiased rf voltage having an alternate phase between adjacent rf electrodes of the arrangement of rf electrodes so as to provide the confining of ions between the first pair of opposing electrode arrangements, and a second pair of opposing electrode arrangements that confine the ions between the second pair in the confinement volume inwardly laterally in a second confinement direction that complements the first confinement direction, each opposing electrode arrangement of the second pair including an arrangement of rf electrodes that receive an unbiased rf voltage having an alternate phase between adjacent rf electrodes.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/08/18 / #20180067380

Imaging system and method of creating images

An imaging system includes a spherical window, a reflector, an image sensor, a housing and a snap ring. The reflector has a focus point located at a center of a sphere defined by an outer surface of the window. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/08/18 / #20180066505

Multi-component solid epoxy proppant binder resins

Methods and materials for sand control in water injection sites are disclosed. Proppant particles may be coated with some particles coated with a solid epoxy and other proppant particles coated with a solid epoxy curative (such as amine, hydroxyl, carboxyl, anhydride) that would bind the particles through an epoxy reaction. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/08/18 / #20180065853

Method and apparatus for high mass concentration nano particle generation

A method and apparatus for generating nano particles, including but not limited to nano particles of ceo, at high concentration. The invention uses a solid aerosol disperser in communication with a furnace tube having a vaporization chamber and a dilution chamber. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/08/18 / #20180065078

Xenon collection method and system

A method and system for collecting xenon (xe) is described. A microchannel heat exchanger is used in combination with a mechanical cooler and an absorbent. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/01/18 / #20180061621

Ion manipulation device

An ion manipulation method and device is disclosed. The device includes a pair of substantially parallel surfaces. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/01/18 / #20180060585

System for program counter encryption

A method and system for protecting a device against return oriented programming attacks by encrypting a central processing unit (cpu) program counter value when storing that value in a software accessible memory and decrypting that value when loading it back into the program counter; whereby alterations to the value will prevent proper decryption and interoperation with the cpu.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/01/18 / #20180057755

Wave modes for the microwave induced conversion of coal

A system for converting hydrocarbon materials into a product includes a hydrocarbon feedstock source, a process gas source, an energy generator, and a cylindrical reaction chamber. The reaction chamber has a conductive inner surface that forms a resonant cavity. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/01/18 / #20180057731

Polymer matrix particles for inhibitingscale formation in oil and gas wells

Polymer matrix particles useful for inhibiting scale formation in oil and gas wells are described. The insoluble, porous, crosslinked polymer matrix includes a polymer backbone and ionic functional groups covalently bonded to the backbone, the ionic functional groups being capable of selectively attracting and binding salt scale-forming ions when in contact with a liquid containing such ions.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/01/18 / #20180055007

Systems and methods for monitoring organisms within an aquatic environment

Systems and methods for monitoring organisms within an aquatic environment are described. According to one aspect, an injectable acoustic transmission device includes a body configured to be injected inside of an organism, a transducer within the body and configured to convert a plurality of electrical signals into a plurality of data transmissions which are transmitted externally of the body and the organism, a plurality of circuit components within the body and configured to use electrical energy from a power source to generate the electrical signals which are provided to the transducer, and wherein the transducer defines an internal volume and at least one of the circuit components is provided within the internal volume of the transducer.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/15/18 / #20180047474

System, emanation generator, and process for production of high-purity therapeutic radioisotopes

An isotope production system, emanation generator, and process are disclosed for production of high-purity radioisotopes. In one implementation example, high-purity pb-212 and/or bi-212 isotopes are produced suitable for therapeutic applications. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/15/18 / #20180044570

Self-repairing cement polymer composites and processes of making and using same

New cement-polymer composites and processes of making and using are detailed. One exemplary cement-polymer composite include a portland cement, an epoxide polymer, a thiol-containing crosslinking agent, and an optional phase separation inhibitor. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/08/18 / #20180038831

Systems and methods for integrating ion mobility and ion trap mass spectrometers

Described herein are examples of systems and methods for integrating ims and ms systems. In certain examples, systems and methods for decoding double multiplexed data are described. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/08/18 / #20180037975

Production of nanocrystalline metal powders via combustion reaction synthesis

Nanocrystalline metal powders comprising tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium or niobium can be synthesized using a combustion reaction. Methods for synthesizing the nanocrystalline metal powders are characterized by forming a combustion synthesis solution by dissolving in water an oxidizer, a fuel, and a base-soluble, ammonium precursor of tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, or niobium in amounts that yield a soichiometric burn when combusted. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/08/18 / #20180037756

Solventless methods of coating a carbon nanotube network and carbon nanotube networks coated with a polymer

A method of coating a carbon nanotube material with a solventless coating composition is described. The resulting coating has been shown to preserve the conductivity of the conductive layer and protect the conductive layer from the effects of subsequent coating compositions. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/01/18 / #20180033597

Techniques for controlling distance between a sample and sample probe while such probe liberates analyte from a sample region for analysis with a mass spectrometer

A system includes a mass spectrometer and associated sample interfacing equipment. The sample interfacing equipment includes a platform structured to support a sample thereon, a fluid source, a high voltage source, a dispensing probe electrically coupled to the high voltage source and defining a fluid dispensing passage therethrough, a collection probe defining a collection passage therethrough, a sensing arrangement coupled to the dispensing probe, and control logic responsive to the sensing arrangement to control distance between the dispensing probe and the sample. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/01/18 / #20180033591

Sensing analytical instrument parameters, specimen characteristics, or both from sparse datasets

Disclosed are methods for sensing conditions of an electron microscope system and/or a specimen analyzed thereby. Also disclosed are sensor systems and electron microscope systems able to sense system conditions, and/or conditions of the specimen being analyzed by such systems. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/01/18 / #20180031042

Snap-in bushings and process for high-pressure and/or high temperature magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Snap-in bushings are disclosed that enable sealing of sample chambers in mas-nmr rotors for high pressure and/or high temperature operation that enhance pressure limits up to about 400 bar and temperature limits up to at least about 250° c.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/01/18 / #20180029949

Nitride-based controlled-release fertilizers and process for making same

A controlled-release solid nitride fertilizer from fly ash and a method for making are described. The fertilizer includes a nitrogen source including at least one solid nitride combined with at least one precipitation-inhibiting agent and with at least one moisture-retention agent, all compressed together to form a porous release structure that in contact with water releases ammonium ions as a nitrogen nutrient at a substantially uniform release rate over a selected release period and thereby maximizes nitrogen-use efficiency by plants.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/25/18 / #20180026445

Distributed hierarchical control architecture for integrating smart grid assets during normal and disrupted operations

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). Among the disclosed embodiments is a distributed hierarchical control architecture (dhca) that enables smart grid assets to effectively contribute to grid operations in a controllable manner, while helping to ensure system stability and equitably rewarding their contribution. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/25/18 / #20180025887

Sparse sampling methods and probe systems for analytical instruments

Sparse sampling approaches and probe systems for analytical instruments are disclosed providing for effective sub-sampling of a specimen and inpainting to reconstruct representations of actual information. The sub-sampling involves serial acquisition of contiguous measured values lying at positions along a scan path extending in a line toward a first direction and having random perturbations in a second direction. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/25/18 / #20180024178

Electronic component classification

A system and method of electronic component authentication or component classification can reduce the vulnerability of systems (e.g., satellites, weapons, critical infrastructure, aerospace, automotive, medical systems) to counterfeits. Intrinsic deterministically random property data can be obtained from a set of authentic electronic components, processed, and clustered to create a classifier that can distinguish whether an unknown electronic component is authentic or counterfeit.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/25/18 / #20180023003

Combined hydrothermal liquefaction and catalytic hydrothermal gasification system and process for conversion of biomass feedstocks

A combined hydrothermal liquefaction (htl) and catalytic hydrothermal gasification (chg) system and process are described that convert various biomass-containing sources into separable bio-oils and aqueous effluents that contain residual organics. Bio-oils may be converted to useful bio-based fuels and other chemical feedstocks. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/25/18 / #20180021725

Catalysts for enhanced reduction of nox gases and processes for making and using same

Cu-exchanged zeolite catalysts with a chabazite structure containing selected concentrations of alkali ions or alkaline-earth ions and a lower concentration of (cu) ions are described and a sequential process for making. Catalysts of the present invention reduce light-off temperatures providing enhanced low-temperature conversion of nox gases. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/18/18 / #20180017529

Method and apparatus for detecting organophosphorus compounds and illicit drugs

A method is disclosed for detecting organophosphorus compounds and illicit drugs using an ion detector. A vapor sample containing at least one analyte and at least one dopant is ionized. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/18/18 / #20180015442

Polyfunctional sorbent materials

Disclosed herein is a material comprising a functionalized solid support surface, wherein the functionalization comprises a thioalkylene linker bound to the support surface and the thioalkylene linker is coupled to a moiety derived from a ligand, wherein the ligand includes a terminal alkenyl and at least one first functional group configured to bind to at least one predetermined target species.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/11/18 / #20180012019

Anomaly detection for vehicular networks for intrusion and malfunction detection

A security monitoring system for a controller area network (can) comprises an electronic control unit (ecu) operatively connected to the can bus. The ecu is programmed to classify a message read from the can bus as either normal or anomalous using an svm-based classifier with a radial basis function (rbf) kernel. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/04/18 / #20180006506

Underwater power and data transfer system

According to the embodiments provided herein, power and data transfer system may include a primary inductive, a secondary inductive coupler, a power source, and a controller. The primary inductive coupler may forms a flat front face. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/04/18 / #20180001086

Flexible sheet for neuromuscular stimulation

A flexible sheet for neurostimulation is described having a flexible non-conductive substrate matrix in which electrodes are embedded along a lower surface. Electrically conductive wires extend from the electrodes through the flexible substrate to another exterior surface of the substrate. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/28/17 / #20170369804

Systems and processes for conversion of ethylene feedstocks to hydrocarbon fuels

Systems, processes, and catalysts are disclosed for obtaining fuels and fuel blends containing selected ratios of open-chain and closed-chain fuel-range hydrocarbons suitable for production of alternate fuels including gasolines, jet fuels, and diesel fuels. Fuel-range hydrocarbons may be derived from ethylene-containing feedstocks and ethanol-containing feedstocks.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/28/17 / #20170369789

Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction for bio-oil production

Embodiments of a method for producing bio-oil include hydrothermal liquefaction of a biomass (e.g., a lignocellulosic biomass) feedstock to provide a process stream comprising crude oil and an aqueous fraction. The process stream is catalytically upgraded by contact with a sulfided-ruthenium catalyst, in the absence of added hydrogen, at a temperature and pressure effective to reduce an oxygen content of the crude oil, reduce a nitrogen content of the crude oil, reduce a total acid number of the crude oil, increase a h:c mole ratio of the crude oil, reduce a density of the crude oil, reduce a moisture content of the crude oil, reduce viscosity of the crude oil, or any combination thereof, thereby producing an upgraded oil and an upgraded aqueous fraction, which are subsequently separated. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/28/17 / #20170369676

Thermally-responsive optical switching composites for thermal optical applications

The current invention is a composite material and a method for making a material that changes an optical characteristic by utilizing the temperature dependent intrinsic properties of at least two phases in the composite. With changes in temperature, these composites become translucent due to the refractive index mismatch that is accompanied by interfacial light scattering.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/21/17 / #20170365876

Methods and compositions for lithium ion batteries

A solid-state lithium ion battery is disclosed. The battery includes an anode containing an anode active material. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/21/17 / #20170361300

System and process for continuous and controlled production of metal-organic frameworks and metal-organic framework composites

A mof production system and method of making are detailed for continuous and controlled synthesis of mofs and mof composites. The system can provide optimized yields of mofs and mof composites greater than or equal to 95%.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/14/17 / #20170358924

Method and system for using demand side resources to provide frequency regulation using a dynamic allocation of energy resources

In a direct load control system supporting frequency control of an electrical grid, at each electrical load of an aggregation of loads, a load status report is generated comprising an urgency value and a power level. At an aggregation dispatch controller, a dispatch signal is generated based on the generated load status reports and information indicative of electrical frequency. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/14/17 / #20170356067

Acid digestion processes for recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

A system for recovering rare earth elements from coal ash includes a leaching reactor, an ash dryer downstream of the leaching reactor, and a roaster downstream of the ash dryer that is cooperatively connected to both the leaching reactor and the ash dryer. Coal ash is mixed with an acid stream such that rare earth elements present in the coal ash are dissolved in the acid stream, thereby creating (i) a leachate containing the rare earth elements and (ii) leached ash. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/14/17 / #20170355927

Direct alkoxylation of bio-oil

An alkoxylated bio-oil composition is provided. The alkoxylated bio-oil composition may include an alkoxylated bio-oil prepared from an alkoxylation of dewatered bio-oil. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/14/17 / #20170355621

Converting acrylic fibers to amidoxime-carboxylate containing polymer adsorbents for sequestering uranium and other elements from water

A fiber comprising a carbon chain backbone and amidoxime, carboxylate, and nitrile pendant groups. The fiber may be used for removing uranium from seawater and toxic metals from drinking water.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/07/17 / #20170349467

Cross current staged reverse osmosis

Systems and processes for purifying and concentrating a liquid feed stream are disclosed. In the systems, the concentrated liquid output from the high pressure side of a reverse osmosis stage is used as the draw solution in the low pressure side of the reverse osmosis stage in a configuration called osmotically assisted reverse osmosis. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

12/07/17 / #20170349465

Cross current staged reverse osmosis

Systems and processes for purifying and concentrating a liquid feed stream are disclosed. In the systems, the concentrated liquid output from the high pressure side of a reverse osmosis stage is used as the draw solution in the low pressure side of the reverse osmosis stage in a configuration called osmotically assisted reverse osmosis. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/30/17 / #20170345634

Automated nano-flow electrospray of microliters of sample

A system and method for providing sample into an electrospray device such as a mass spectrometer by providing a sample at a near constant flow through a sample delivery tube with a specified dimensionality through an emitter. These dimensions and feed rates result in higher pressures than would exist in the prior art with some of these pressures being greater than 1000 psi. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/30/17 / #20170344352

Biosequence-based approach to analyzing binaries

In a dynamic computing environment, it is a nontrivial task to verify code running in the environment because most approaches to software similarity require extensive and time-consuming analysis of a binary, or the approaches fail to recognize executables that are similar but nonidentical. A biosequence-based method for quantifying similarity of executable binaries is used to identify allowed codes in a real-world multi-user environment.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/30/17 / #20170342469

Chromatin activity precipitation method and system

Methods and systems for identifying binding sites in macromolecules using small molecule mimics of naturally occurring molecules is disclosed. A reactive probe is provided that mimics small molecule cofactors. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/23/17 / #20170339170

Method for securing a network using cyber economic network transaction security (cents)

A method and system for administering an interactive computer network and more particularly to performing security in a network of interactive electronic components, such as a computer network using a currency-based transactional economy model where scarcity serves as a limiting factor to accessing and engaging in various activities within the system.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/23/17 / #20170338471

High capacity and stable cathode materials

High energy density cathode materials, such as linixmnycozo2 (nmc) cathode materials, with improved discharge capacity (hence energy density) and enhanced cycle life are described, a solid electrolyte, such as lithium phosphate infused inside of secondary particles of the cathode material demonstrates significantly enhanced structural integrity without significant or without any observable particle cracking occurring during charge/discharge processes, showing high capacity retention of more than 90% after 200 cycles at room temperature. In certain embodiments the disclosed cathode materials (and cathodes made therefrom) are formed using nickel-rich nmc and/or are used in a battery system with a non-aqueous dual-li salt electrolytes.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/23/17 / #20170336355

Method and apparatus for spatial compression and increased mobility resolution of ions

Methods and apparatuses for ion peak compression and increasing resolution of ions are disclosed. Packets of ions are introduced into a device. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/23/17 / #20170334262

Suspension lowering system for vehicle transport

A method and apparatus for lowering the height of a wheeled vehicle for cargo height constraints during transportation. The rear leaf spring shackle on each side of the vehicle is connected to a sliding frame mount. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

11/09/17 / #20170321180

Stacked membrane bioreactor

Scalable biomaterial-based bioreactors are described. In one embodiment, the bioreactor may comprise perforated plates stacked such that the assembled bioreactor has the necessary manifolds and chambers to transport gas and liquids to a biomaterial contained within the bioreactor, and to remove the reaction products. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

10/26/17 / #20170305561

Low profile pass-through electrical connector

A low profile pass-through electrical connector is designed for aerospace applications. The connector allows voltage and current to pass-thru a conductive wing surface, while maintaining a low profile height for aerodynamic performance considerations. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

10/26/17 / #20170305015

Semi-autonomous multi-use robot system and method of operation

A semi-autonomous robot system (10) that includes scanning and scanned data manipulation that is utilized for controlling remote operation of a robot system within an operating environment.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

10/12/17 / #20170292155

Methods and compositions for identifying repeating sequences in nucleic acids

Short tandem repeats are currently used by law enforcement and others, for example, for the identification of individuals by dna matching. A method is described herein that uses wpd to classify and identify repeating sequences in nucleotide sequences from the position and frequency information contained within nucleotide sequences. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

10/05/17 / #20170288243

High performance redox flow battery stack

A redox flow battery stack cell frame comprising a support frame and a monolithic bipolar plate integrated within the support frame is disclosed. The bipolar plate comprises a plurality of interdigitated flow channels on at least one surface. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

10/05/17 / #20170286867

Methods to determine likelihood of social media account deletion

A method for determining the likelihood of a modification of a social media account based upon the algorithmic review of preselected features including, but not limited to, a combination of profile, behavior, language, affect, and network features form the basis for highly accurate (0.82 accuracy) prediction of the deletion of an account.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

09/28/17 / #20170276824

Image quality test article set

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for evaluating an image quality of an image produced by an x-ray computed tomography (ct) system.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

09/21/17 / #20170269256

Image quality test article

Apparatuses are provided for evaluating an image quality of an image produced by an x-ray computed tomography (ct) system.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

09/14/17 / #20170261740

Sample processing and analysis methods and apparatus

Sample handling, processing and analysis methods and apparatus are described. According to one aspect, a sample processing method includes providing a sample, providing a reference frame which comprises a plurality of markers arranged in a predefined pattern, wherein individual ones of the markers are uniquely identifiable from others of the markers, and associating the reference frame comprising the markers with the sample. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

08/31/17 / #20170250778

Dual-grip portable countermeasure device against unmanned systems

A portable countermeasure device is provided comprising one or more directional antennae, one or more disruption components and at least one activator. The portable countermeasure device further comprises a body having a dual-grip configuration, with the directional antennae are affixed to a front portion of the body. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

08/17/17 / #20170237520

Portable countermeasure device against unmanned systems

. . . . A portable countermeasure device is provided comprising one or more directional antennae, one or more disruption components and at least one activator. The portable countermeasure device further comprises a body, with the directional antennae are affixed to a front portion of the body. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

08/03/17 / #20170218283

Systems and processes for conversion of ethylene feedstocks to hydrocarbon fuels

. . Systems, processes, and catalysts are disclosed for obtaining fuel and fuel blends containing selected ratios of open-chain and closed-chain fuel-range hydrocarbons suitable for production of alternate fuels including gasolines, jet fuels, and diesel fuels. Fuel-range hydrocarbons may be derived from ethylene-containing feedstocks and ethanol-containing feedstocks.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

07/27/17 / #20170213692

Universal liquid sample device and process for high resolution transmission electron microscope imaging and multimodal analyses of liquid sample materials

Liquid sample imaging devices and processes are disclosed for high resolution tem imaging and multimodal analyses of liquid sample materials in situ under high vacuum that are compatible with standard type tem chip membranes and tem sample holders allowing tem liquid sample imaging to be performed wherever a tem instrument is accessible and at a substantially reduced cost compared to prior art systems and approaches.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

07/20/17 / #20170204279

Stretchable hydrophobic materials and methods for making the same

Hydrophobic materials, processes for their production, and uses thereof are described. The materials can be made with silica or polytetrafluoroethylene particles embedded into a liquid polymer. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

07/20/17 / #20170203250

Capture and release of acid gasses using tunable organic solvents with aminopyridine

A class of water lean, organic solvents that can bind with various acid gasses to form acid gas bound molecules having a high degree of intramolecular hydrogen bonding which enables their use as regenerable solvents for acid gas capture. Unlike the other devices described in the prior art, the present invention takes advantage of shortened distances between the portions of the molecule that form hydrogen bonds within the structures when loaded with an acid gas so as to create a molecule with a higher internal bonding affinity and a reduced proclivity for agglomeration with other molecules.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

07/13/17 / #20170196810

Processes for producing protein microparticles

Processes and apparatuses for producing biologically-active, protein-rich microparticles under ambient conditions are disclosed. A protein solution is atomized and collected in a dehydration solvent that is being mixed. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

07/06/17 / #20170189877

Dual bed pyrolysis system and method

A dual bed pyrolysis system may include a falling bed reactor employing a heat carrier particulate to pyrolyze biomass to create a pyrolysis product and a pyrolysis waste product. The dual bed pyrolysis system may also include a fluidized bed reactor. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

06/15/17 / #20170170850

Signal transmitter and methods for transmitting signals from animals

Injectable transmitters are provided that can include a body with the body housing a power source and an oscillator, the injectable transmitter also including an antenna extending from the body, the body and antenna being of sufficient size to be injected through a 9 gauge needle. Radio frequency transmitters are provided that can include a body extending from a nose to a tail with the body housing a power source and rf signal generator components. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

06/15/17 / #20170169686

System and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment

A system and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment is disclosed. An audio board detects and analyzes audio signals which are then transmitted and analyzed to determine the location of a gunshot in a confined location and the type of firearm being shot.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

06/15/17 / #20170164581

Transmitters for animals and methods for transmitting from animals

Animal transmitters are provided that can include: a transducer configured to transmit a signal; process circuitry coupled to the transducer; and an energy harvesting element coupled to the process circuitry. Animals having a transmitter coupled thereto are also provided with the transmitter including an energy harvesting element in operational alignment with the animal's musculoskeletal system. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/18/17 / #20170141422

Sweep membrane separator and fuel processing systems

A sweep membrane separator includes a membrane that is selectively permeable to a selected gas, the membrane including a retentate side and a permeate side. A mixed gas stream including the selected gas enters the sweep membrane separator and contacts the retentate side of the membrane. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/11/17 / #20170131186

Tamper-resistant chemical sampling

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for a tamper-resistant collection and retention a chemical sample. In one embodiment, the tamper-resistant system comprises a container operable to collect and retain a chemical sample, a tamper-resistant mechanism operable to disengage at a first chemical sample to allow for a collection of a chemical sample, wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is operable to record one or more of: a date, a time, and a location, of the chemical sample during the collection of the chemical sample, and wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is further operable to re-engage and lock after the collection of the chemical sample to resist subsequent chemical samples after the first chemical sampling.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/11/17 / #20170130138

Methods for conversion of lignocellulosic-derived products to transportation fuel precursors

Methods are disclosed for converting a biomass-derived product containing levulinic acid and/or gamma-valerolactone to a transportation fuel precursor product containing diesel like hydrocarbons. These methods are expected to produce fuel products at a reduced cost relative to conventional approaches.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

05/04/17 / #20170121458

Alkoxylated bio-oil polyol compositions

Methods are provided for producing bio-oil polyols, alkoxylating bio-oil polyols to provide polyols, and for employing the alkoxylated bio-oil polyols for making polymers or copolymers of polyesters or polyurethanes.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/27/17 / #20170115238

Evaluating system performance with sparse principal component analysis and a test statistic

A method for evaluating system performance can include comparing a test average of instances of variables of test system variables to a baseline average of a baseline variables. Each of the instances of the variable of the test system variables may be shifted by a shift amount for a subset of the variables. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/13/17 / #20170104331

Method and system for using demand side resources to provide frequency regulation using a dynamic allocation of energy resources

Dispatch engines service endpoints by transmitting dispatch signals to the serviced endpoints that cause the endpoints to adjust their electric power consumption from the electric power grid in accord with a control signal received by the dispatch engine. A market interface dispatch engine receives its control signal from an electric power grid managing entity, and downstream dispatch engines form a hierarchy cascading downstream from the market interface dispatch engine with each downstream dispatch engine being an endpoint serviced by a dispatch engine located upstream in the hierarchy. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/13/17 / #20170103150

System and method of designing models in a feedback loop

A method and system for designing models is disclosed. The method includes selecting a plurality of models for modeling a common event of interest. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/13/17 / #20170101584

Wave modes for the microwave induced conversion of coal

A system for converting hydrocarbon materials into a product includes a hydrocarbon feedstock source, a process gas source, an energy generator, and a cylindrical reaction chamber. The reaction chamber has a conductive inner surface that forms a resonant cavity. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/06/17 / #20170098034

Constructing custom knowledgebases and sequence datasets with publications

Illustrative embodiments of custom knowledgebases and sequence datasets, as well as related methods, are disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, one or more computer-readable media may comprise a custom knowledgebase and an associated sequence dataset. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

04/06/17 / #20170097307

Liquid scanning system and method for iv drug verification and identification

A system and method are disclosed for interrogating a liquid in a container. The liquid sample, such as drugs in a liquid base, is identified based on a radio frequency and/or ultrasonic measurement.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/30/17 / #20170089878

Autonomous sensor fish to support advanced hydropower development

An improved sensor fish with robust design and enhanced measurement capabilities. This sensor fish contains sensors for acceleration, rotation, magnetic field intensity, pressure, and temperature. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/30/17 / #20170088671

Synthetic polymers and methods of making and using the same

Disclosed herein are monomer embodiments that can be used to make polymers, such as homopolymers, heteropolymers, and that can be used in particular embodiments to make sequence-defined polymers. Also disclosed herein are methods of making polymers using such monomer embodiments. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/16/17 / #20170076931

Method and device for ion mobility separations

Methods and devices for ion separations or manipulations in gas phase are disclosed. The device includes a single non-planar surface. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/09/17 / #20170067704

Caseless projectile and launching system

A launcher system includes a launcher having a sealed breech and a barrel adapted to receive a projectile with a charge of propellant and a mechanism to vary the launch velocity by selectively controlling the propellant gases vented out of the projectile and into the barrel. A collar can be repositioned through rotation or sliding movement to selectively allow propellant gases to vent out of the barrel or stop propellant gases from venting out of the barrel. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/09/17 / #20170064963

Chemical inactivation of bacillus anthracis spores in soil

A method of inactivating b antracis spores in a contaminated target environment by: exposing the environment containing said spores to an effective amount of persulfate in solution and an oxidation agent, and allowing the persulfate solution and oxidation agent to remain in contact with the environment containing said spores for sufficient time to inactivate the spores.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/02/17 / #20170063327

Transducer driving methods and transducer driving systems

Transducer driving methods and transducer driving systems are described. According to one aspect, a transducer driving method includes providing a plurality of initial driving signals to a transducer, wherein each of the initial driving signals has a respective one of a plurality of different frequencies, identifying one of the frequencies where the transducer has a reduced impedance as a result of the provision of one of the initial driving signals having the one frequency to the transducer compared with impedances of the transducer resulting from the provision of others of the initial driving signals having others of the frequencies to the transducer, determining that the identified one of the frequencies is not acceptable for driving the transducer, as a result of the determining, identifying another of the frequencies, and driving the transducer using another driving signal having the another frequency.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/02/17 / #20170058130

Paintable hydrophobic and lubricant-infused surface coatings and processes for making and using same

Compositions and processes are disclosed for forming hydrophobic coatings and lubricant-infused surface coatings. Coatings may be applied to various substrates without prior chemical or temperature treatment of the substrates and over large and irregular surfaces. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

03/02/17 / #20170056947

System and process for formation of extrusion products

Devices and processes for performing shear-assisted extrusion include a rotatable extrusion die with a scroll face configured to draw plasticized material from an outer edge of a billet generally perpendicularly toward an extrusion orifice while the extrusion die assembly simultaneously applies a rotational shear and axial extrusion force to the billet.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/23/17 / #20170053391

Biological material fouling assessment systems and methods

Biological material fouling assessment systems and methods are described. According to one aspect, a biological material fouling assessment system includes processing circuitry configured to access image data of an image of a surface of a substrate which has been fouled with biological material, wherein the image data comprises intensity information regarding a plurality of pixels of the image, and wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to process the intensity information regarding the pixels of the image to generate information which is indicative of an amount of the fouling of the biological material upon the surface of the substrate.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/23/17 / #20170053080

Decision support system for hospital quality assessment

A decision support system comprises receiving a request from a client computer to derive a quality assessment associated with a health care provider of interest, receiving an identification of a user-selected benchmark, determining a comparison range over which data from the data source is to be analyzed, identifying a set of quality measures, generating a first data set of quality measure performance by evaluating the set of quality measures against underlying medical data in a data source filtered by the range, generating a second data set defining an estimated quality measure performance using a probabilistic forecasting model to evaluate the set of quality measures by drawing inferences about the set of quality measures beyond a period of time for which the underlying medical data is available. An overall quality indicator score is computed, based upon a comparison of the first data set and the second data set.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/23/17 / #20170051200

Diels-alder coupled proppant binder resins

Methods and materials for sand control in water injection sites are disclosed. Proppant particles may be coated with some particles coated with a diene and other proppant particles coated with a dienophile that would bind the particles through a diels-alder reaction. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/16/17 / #20170047619

Battery cell and in situ battery electrode analysis method

Battery cells are provided that can include: a housing defining a chamber having a fluid inlet and outlet; an anode at one side of the housing; a cathode at another side of the housing opposing and spaced apart from the anode a sufficient amount to allow for electrolyte between the anode and cathode; and the other side of the chamber defined by an ion permeable member. Methods for in situ battery electrode analysis are provided and these methods can include: providing a battery cell having an anode and a cathode; exposing the battery cell to an ion beam while the battery cell is operational to form secondary ions; and detecting the secondary ions to analyze the battery.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/16/17 / #20170042461

Techniques to evaluate and enhance cognitive performance

In one embodiment of the present application, an operator provides entries into the computer workstation indicative of an evaluation. Assessment of the entries takes place relative to data representative of a corresponding multiple resource neuroenergetic model for the cognitively demanding activity. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

02/09/17 / #20170036172

Enhanced graphene oxide membranes and methods for making same

A method for making a graphene oxide membrane and a resulting free-standing graphene oxide membrane that provides desired qualities of water permeability and selectivity at larger sizes, thinner cross sections, and with increased ruggedness as compared to existing membranes and processes.. . ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/26/17 / #20170025851

Aggregate load controllers and associated methods

Aggregate load controllers and associated methods are described. According to one aspect, a method of operating an aggregate load controller includes using an aggregate load controller having an initial state, applying a stimulus to a plurality of thermostatic controllers which are configured to control a plurality of respective thermostatic loads which receive electrical energy from an electrical utility to operate in a plurality of different operational modes, accessing data regarding a response of the thermostatic loads as a result of the applied stimulus, using the data regarding the response, determining a value of at least one design parameter of the aggregate load controller, and using the determined value of the at least one design parameter, configuring the aggregate load controller to control amounts of the electrical energy which are utilized by the thermostatic loads.. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/26/17 / #20170025247

Tem phase contrast imaging with image plane phase grating

Transmission microscopy imaging systems include a mask and/or other modulator situated to encode image beams, e.g., by deflecting the image beam with respect to the mask and/or sensor. The beam is modulated/masked either before or after transmission through a sample to induce a spatially and/or temporally encoded signal by modifying any of the beam/image components including the phase/coherence, intensity, or position of the beam at the sensor. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/12/17 / #20170010078

Reactive semiconductor bridge with oxide overcoat

A device comprises a reactive semiconductor bridge including a conductive metal, a reactive material, and an overcoat. When a high current passes through the reactive semiconductor bridge, the conductive metal vaporizes into a high temperature plasma. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/05/17 / #20170004417

Method of generating features optimal to a dataset and classifier

A method of generating features optimal to a particular dataset and classifier is disclosed. A dataset of messages is inputted and a classifier is selected. ... Battelle Memorial Institute

01/05/17 / #20170002212

Modified carbon nanotubes and methods of forming carbon nanotubes

In this invention, processes which can be used to achieve stable doped carbon nanotubes are disclosed. Preferred cnt structures and morphologies for achieving maximum doping effects are also described. ... Battelle Memorial Institute








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