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Providing real-time feedback to a user from states of a model physical system via a surrogate function

The present invention is notably directed to a computerized method for providing real-time feedback to a user from states of a model physical system, or mps, via a computerized system comprising one or more processors and a user interface system, or uis. The method comprises the following steps, each performed via the one or more processors. ... Eth Zurich

Injectable macroporous hydrogels

The inventions relates to a method for generating a macroporous hydrogel. In a first step, an aqueous solution of two solutes is produced. ... Eth Zurich

Hand-held medical apparatus and medical ultrasound system

A hand-held medical ultrasound apparatus (10) comprises an ultrasound transducer (1) for emitting ultrasound, a reflector (2) for reflecting at least a portion of the emitted ultrasound, and an indicator (21,22,311,312) enabling the indication of a relative position and/or orientation between the transducer (1) and the reflector (1).. . ... Eth Zurich

Targeting micrornas for metabolic disorders

Provided herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Also provided herein are methods and compositions for the reduction of blood glucose level, the reduction of gluceoneogenesis, the improvement of insulin resistance and the reduction of plasma cholesterol level. ... Eth Zurich

Top-cover for a controlled environmental system, top-cover-set and controlled environmental system compatible with probe based techniques and procedure to control the environment for a sample

The invention relates to a top-cover for a controlled environmental system (ces) for use with a measurement technique that requires introducing a probe to a sample placed on a sample holder, a ces and a procedure to control the environment for a sample in a system in particular a ces during a measurement with a probe based technique.. . ... Eth Zurich

Method of evaluating cellulite and method of evaluating cellulite-effective drug using fibulin-3 and/or sarcoglycan gamma as an indicator

The present invention relates to a method of evaluating cellulite using fibulin-3 and/or sarcoglycan gamma as an indicator in a harvested skin sample, and a method of evaluating a drug for improving, preventing or treating cellulite using fibulin-3 and/or sarcoglycan gamma as an indicator in cultured cells.. . ... Eth Zurich

Sulfated alginate hydrogels for cell culture and therapy

The present invention relates to a method for providing an embedded mammalian cell, comprising the steps of providing an alginate sulfate in aqueous solution; reacting the alginate sulfate to form a hydrogel in a gelation step, providing a precursor cell, and embedding the precursor cell in the sulfated alginate hydrogel in an embedding step, thus yielding an sulfated alginate hydrogel embedded cell. The invention further relates to sulfated alginate hydrogels, and cellular grafts comprising a mammalian cell embedded in sulfated alginate hydrogel.. ... Eth Zurich

Controlled flight of a multicopter experiencing a failure affecting an effector

According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for operating a multicopter experiencing a failure during flight, the multicopter comprising a body, and at least four effectors attached to the body, each operable to produce both a torque and a thrust force which can cause the multicopter to fly when not experiencing said failure. The method may comprise the step of identifying a failure wherein the failure affects the torque and/or thrust force produced by an effector, and in response to identifying a failure carrying out the following steps, (1) computing an estimate of the orientation of a primary axis of said body with respect to a predefined reference frame, wherein said primary axis is an axis about which said multicopter rotates when flying, (2) computing an estimate of the angular velocity of said multicopter, (3) controlling one or more of said at least four effectors based on said estimate of the orientation of the primary axis of said body with respect to said predefined reference frame and said estimate of the angular velocity of the multicopter. ... Eth Zurich

Screening assay for identifying mirna-specific drug compounds

The present invention relates to a method for identifying mirna (microrna)-modulating compounds by contacting a compound of interest with a cell comprising (i) a “mirna-specific module” that reports specific mirna target sequence binding by means of a first reporter product; (ii) a “non-specific rnai module” that reports altered expression of one or more endogenous mirnas with baseline expression levels in the cell (“non-specific mirna markers”) by means of a second reporter product; and optionally (iii) a “gene expression module” that reports global changes in gene expression; and subsequent detection of changes in reporter product expression. The advantage of this method is that non-specific mirna- and/or rnai-effects of the compound of interest are detected and false positive results due to the structural similarity of different mirnas and the commonly shared maturation pathway for most mirnas are substantially reduced over conventional mirna screening assays.. ... Eth Zurich

Particulate distributed sensing elements

The present invention relates to core-shell particles comprising encapsulated nucleic acids—a sensing sequence and a control sequence; the invention further relates to the use of such particles as a sensing element; to methods for measuring a property of interest in a setting employing such particles; to measuring systems and analytical kits comprising such particles.. . ... Eth Zurich

Print pattern generation on a substrate

A method of printing a print pattern onto a substrate with a print head comprises a plurality of nozzles, where the print head has a rectangular active print head area which includes all of the nozzles. The active print head area is delimited by four sides defining a primary and a secondary direction. ... Eth Zurich

Architecture for managing transmedia content data

A system for managing non-linear transmedia content data is provided. Memory stores a plurality of transmedia content data items and associated linking data which define time-ordered content links between the plurality of transmedia content data items. ... Eth Zurich

Solar deflection device

Solar deflection device (1) comprising at least the following components: •a hollow funnel (2), comprising a funnel wall (2a) that comprises a reflective surface (2b) on an inside of the funnel (2) for reflecting electromagnetic radiation, •an inlet aperture (3) of said funnel (2), wherein the inlet aperture (3) extends within an inlet plane (3a), •an exit aperture (4) of said funnel (2), wherein the exit aperture (4) extends within an exit plane (4a) and wherein the area (4b) enclosed by the exit aperture (4) has a different size than the area (3b) enclosed by the inlet aperture (3), •a curved line that (5) extends from the center (3c) of the inlet aperture (3) to the center (4c) of the exit aperture (4), wherein for each plane (6a) that intersects said curved line (5) perpendicularly, the reflective surface (2b) of the funnel wall (2a) has a cross-section (6) within said plane (6a), wherein said cross-section (6) encloses an area (6b) and is centered around the curved line (5), •a deflection angle (7) that is enclosed between said plane (6a) and the inlet plane (3a).. . ... Eth Zurich

Solar radiation guidance device

Solar radiation guidance device (1), particularly for a solar reactor system (100), comprising the following components: • a solar concentrator (13), for collecting and concentrating electromagnetic radiation, • a solar deflection device (10) comprising a funnel (2) with a funnel wall (2a) that comprises a specular reflective surface (2b) on an inside of the funnel (2) for reflecting solar and/or thermal radiation, wherein said funnel (2) further comprises an inlet aperture (3) and an exit aperture (4), wherein the inlet aperture (3) is comprised in an inlet plane (3a) and the exit aperture (4) is comprised in an exit plane (4a), and wherein said funnel (2) is arranged such that it collects the concentrated electromagnetic radiation from the solar concentrator (13), wherein the solar deflection device (10) is mounted to allow rotation around a rotation axis (a) perpendicular to the inlet plane (3a) of the inlet aperture (3) between at least two positions, such that for each position of the at least two positions of the solar deflection device (10) the collected electromagnetic radiation from the solar concentrator (13) is redirectable through the funnel (2) along a corresponding direction.. . ... Eth Zurich

01/11/18 / #20180009223

Multi-nozzle print head

A print head (1) for depositing a liquid on a substrate comprises a layer structure including a stop layer (5) made of a dielectric material, an electrically conducting device layer (6), and an insulator layer (7) made of a dielectric material. A nozzle (3) is formed in the layer structure. ... Eth Zurich

12/28/17 / #20170370942

Highly multiplexed absolute quantification of molecules on the single cell level

The invention relates to a method for determining a biomarker on single cell level by counting a first portion of a cell sample, subjecting said first portion to conditions whereby the biomarker is fragmented, adding to a known number n(k) of labelled biomarker fragments, measuring a first and a second parameter of said first portion, wherein said first parameter corresponds to the amount of said biomarker fragment and said second parameter corresponds to the amount of said labelled biomarker fragment yielding a biomarker fragment value, v(u), and a labelled biomarker fragment value v(k), respectively, and relating v(u) and v(k) with n(k) and c(1), thereby determining an average number of biomarker molecules per cell, m(u), of said first portion. Subsequently, a second portion of the cell sample is contacted with a label specific for the biomarker, a value of the label is determined for the second portion, yielding a single cell measurement value s(u) for the cells of the second portion, a mean measurement value m(s) is determined, and a number of biomarker molecules, n(u) is computed from s(u), m(s) and m(u) for each cell.. ... Eth Zurich

12/07/17 / #20170348458

Graft scaffold for cartilage repair and process for making same

The present invention relates to a method of providing a graft scaffold for cartilage repair, particularly in a human patient. The method of the invention comprising the steps of providing particles and/or fibres; providing an aqueous solution of a gelling polysaccharide; providing mammalian cells; mixing said particles and/or fibres, said aqueous solution of a gelling polysaccharide and said mammalian cells to obtain a printing mix; and depositing said printing mix in a three-dimensional form. ... Eth Zurich

11/23/17 / #20170336521

Mechanical transducer for the detection of acoustic and/or seismic signals

A mechanical transducer for the detection of acoustic and/or seismic signals is indicated, comprising a continuous or discrete coupled mass-spring network with varying masses and/or spring constants. The mass-spring network is adapted to transform a comparatively small-dimensioned motion parameter of a first mass element into a comparatively large-dimensioned motion parameter of a further mass element. ... Eth Zurich

10/05/17 / #20170287170

System and method for locating and performing fine grained classification from multi-view image data

. . Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for identifying geographic locations and for performing a fine-grained classification of elements detected in images captured from multiple different viewpoints or perspectives. In several embodiments, the method identifies the geographic locations by probabilistically combining predictions from the different viewpoints by warping their outputs to a common geographic coordinate frame. ... Eth Zurich

08/17/17 / #20170237968

Systems and methods for facilitating three-dimensional reconstruction of scenes from videos

Scenes reconstruction may be performed using videos that capture the scenes at high resolution and frame rate. Scene reconstruction may be associated with determining camera orientation and/or location (“camera pose”) throughout the video, three-dimensional coordinates of feature points detected in frames of the video, and/or other information. ... Eth Zurich

08/10/17 / #20170226530

Prokaryotic 2-component signaling pathways for use as logic gates in mammalian cells

The invention relates to mammalian cells comprising at least one prokaryotic two-component signaling (tcs) pathway comprised of an activator protein a, a response regulator (rr) protein b activated by said protein a, such activation leading to an activated rr protein b, and an output gene c operably linked to a promoter. Transcription from said promoter is activated by activated rr protein b, and the expression of output gene c defines at least a first state (0, no transcription) and a second state (1, detectable transcription). ... Eth Zurich

08/03/17 / #20170218368

Targeting micrornas for metabolic disorders

Provided herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Also provided herein are methods and compositions for the reduction of blood glucose level, the reduction of gluceoneogenesis, the improvement of insulin resistance and the reduction of plasma cholesterol level. ... Eth Zurich

06/08/17 / #20170159135

Low-leakage cellular biosensor system

The present invention is directed to a cellular biosensor system comprising (a) a repressor module comprising one or more genes, which in their cumulative gene action exert repressing and/or inhibitory effect(s) on (b), an output module comprising at least one gene comprising at least one output sequence generating one or more output signals (i) in the absence of repressing and/or inhibitory effect(s) of the repressor module (a) and (ii) in the presence of at least one recombinase expressed by (c), a recombinase module comprising at least one gene comprising at least one sequence encoding a site-specific recombinase that enables gene rearrangement in the output module resulting in one or more output signals in the absence of repressing and/or inhibitory effect(s) of the repressor module, wherein the repressing and/or inhibitory effects of the repressor module are controlled by one or more inputs that negatively affect the repressing and/or inhibitory effects of the repressor module (a). In addition, the present invention relates a biosensor network comprising the cellular biosensor system of the present invention and their uses in the diagnosis of a disease, for drug discovery, for biomanufacturing methods, for producing a transgenic animal, and for methods for the identification or classification of a cell status.. ... Eth Zurich

05/18/17 / #20170137579

Treatment of lignocellulosic biomass with aromatic chemicals as scavengers

A method for using at least one compound as a scavenger, in particular as a scavenger in the hydrolytic treatment of lignocellulosic biomass is provided. The compound includes at least one aromatic ring substituted with at least two moieties each having a free electron pair, wherein the at least two moieties are arranged in meta-position to each other, and at least two alkyl or alkenyl moieties.. ... Eth Zurich

04/06/17 / #20170096349

Heavy metal recycling process and material useful in such process

The present invention relates to the field of water treatment/metal recovery and to materials/devices useful in such processes. Specifically the invention provides for composite materials comprising amyloid fibrils; activated carbon; optionally a support material; whereby said amyloid fibrils and said activated carbon are in intimate contact. ... Eth Zurich

03/30/17 / #20170088878

Method for the generation of chemical libraries

A method for the generation of oligomers or a mixture of oligomers to form a chemical library by amide-forming oligomerization comprises the steps of 1) reacting a mixture of at initiator (i) with monomer (m) to form a dimer of the initiator (i) and the monomer (m) or a pre-oligomer with an initiator (i) attached to a chain of more than one monomer (m) or a mixture thereof by amide-bond formation; 2) optionally adding at least one terminator (t) for the formation of a linear oligomer or a mixture of linear oligomers by amide-bond formation; or, for the formation of a cyclic oligomer or a mixture of cyclic oligomers by amide-bond formation, changing the reaction conditions relative to step 1) so as to form a linking covalent bond between the at least one initiator (i).. . ... Eth Zurich

02/16/17 / #20170043497

Mineralized wood materials and methods providing mineralized wood materials

The invention relates to a mineralized wood material comprising at least one metal salt ma in the lumina of the mineralized wood material, in particular in the lumina and the cell walls of the mineralized wood material and methods for providing said mineralized wood material.. . ... Eth Zurich

02/09/17 / #20170037090

Recombinant expression of multiprotein complexes using polygenes

The present invention relates to a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polygene coding for at least three polypeptides wherein at least one of the genes constituting the polygene is of non-viral origin, at least two of the polypeptides encoded by the genes constituting the polygene are each capable of at least transiently interacting with at least one other polypeptide encoded by a gene of said polygene, and the genes constituting the polygene are each connected to one another by a sequence coding for at least one protease cleavage site. The present invention also relates to polyproteins encoded by the polygene. ... Eth Zurich

02/02/17 / #20170030870

Method and device for multiple-frequency tracking of oscillating systems

A method to measure the vibrational characteristics of an oscillating system (1) uses a control system (6, 7a, 7b, 7c). The oscillating system comprises a resonator, at least one vibration exciter and at least one sensor. ... Eth Zurich

01/26/17 / #20170023611

Atomic force microscope measuring device

. . Atomic force microscope measuring device comprising a micro-cantilever and an intensity modulated laser exciting the cantilever, wherein the measuring device comprises an optical microscope, in particular a fluorescence microscope, a confocal microscope, a fluorescence energy transfer (fret) microscope, a dic and/or phase contrast microscope, all of those in particular construed as an inverted microscope.. . ... Eth Zurich

01/05/17 / #20170001439

Acoustophoretic printing apparatus and method

The present invention contains a printing apparatus and a method, e.g., for ejecting inks (i.e. Pure liquids, mixtures, colloids, etc.) for a very broad range of physical properties (such as viscosity). ... Eth Zurich








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