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Adaptive power grid restoration

A method of self-healing power grids after power outages includes providing an adaptive restoration decision support system (ardss) for generating a restoration solution using static and dynamic input data from power generator(s) powering transmission lines, from the transmission lines and loads. At a beginning of a restoration period a two-stage problem is solved including a first and second-stage problem with an optimal planning (op) function as a mixed-integer linear programming (milp) problem using initial static and dynamic data to determine start-up times for the power generator and energization sequences for transmission lines involved in the power outage. ... Flo Llc

Systems and methods for diagnosing tumors in a subject by performing a quantitative analysis of texture-based features of a tumor object in a radiological image

An example method for diagnosing tumors in a subject by performing a quantitative analysis of a radiological image can include identifying a region of interest (roi) in the radiological image, segmenting the roi from the radiological image, identifying a tumor object in the segmented roi and segmenting the tumor object from the segmented roi. The method can also include extracting a plurality of quantitative features describing the segmented tumor object, and classifying the tumor object based on the extracted quantitative features. ... Flo Llc

Method for measuring bi-directional reflectance distribution function (brdf) and associated device

Methods, computer program products, and corresponding devices are provided for measuring the bi-directional reflectance distribution function (brdf) of an object. An object is positioned relative to a brdf measurement device. ... Flo Llc

Mems capacitive wall shear stress vector measurement system

Microelectromechanical systems (mems)-based devices capable of measuring wall shear stress vectors in three-dimensional aerodynamic flow fields are provided. A device can include a sensor that senses wall shear stress vectors in two in-plane axes and an interface circuit including a modulation section and a demodulation section. ... Flo Llc

Rotation sensor, rotation sensing method, and applications

A chip-scale ultrasensitive ring laser gyroscope that utilizes the physics of exceptional points. By exploiting the properties of such non-hermitian degeneracies, the rotation-induced frequency splitting becomes proportional to the square root of the gyration speed (Ω1/2), thus enhancing the sensitivity to low angular rotations by orders of magnitudes. ... Flo Llc

Wave propagation apparatus

A wave propagation apparatus. The apparatus includes a container enclosing a base layer/liquid and an overlying layer/liquid separated from each other. ... Flo Llc

Floor covering, floor panels for forming such floor covering, and method for realizing such floor panels

Floor covering, consisting of hard panels, with a laminated structure, whereby at least at the upper surface a printed decorative layer with a wood pattern is present, with thereupon a transparent layer of synthetic material in which impressions are formed, wherein the impressions substantially follow the wood pattern.. . ... Flo Llc

Methods for screening and using crispr/cas9 guidance rna sequence from hiv provirus genome

The invention pertains to compositions and methods for identifying grnas that are effective in treating a latent hiv infection. An embodiment of the invention provides a cell having incorporated into its genome: a gene that expresses a crispr-cas protein and an hiv pseudovirus genome, wherein the hiv pseudovirus genome has a first marker gene encoding a first marker protein under the control of hiv-1 ltr promoter and a second marker gene inserted into the nef gene of the hiv pseudovirus and encoding a second marker protein under the control of a constitutive promoter. ... Flo Llc

Axial flow demister

A device for removal of a liquid from a gas-liquid mixture, comprising an inner tube with an upstream gas-liquid mixture inlet and a downstream gas outlet, a swirl body arranged within said inner tube, at least one opening in the wall or at the end of the inner tube downstream the swirl body for a recycle flow, and a conduit from the at least one opening in the wall of the inner tube to at least one recycle return opening in the swirl body. The swirl body comprises a hub part and one or more swirling elements connected thereto, the hub part comprises a cylindrical shaped main hub and a downstream end hub, and the at least one recycle return opening is arranged in the end hub. ... Flo Llc

Method of repairing damaged blood-spinal cord barrier (bscb)

The disclosure provides methods of administering a composition comprising human bone marrow cd34+ (hbm34+) cells to a mammal in need thereof, whereby vascular damage in the blood-central nervous system barrier (b-cns-b), such as in the blood-spinal cord barrier, of the mammal is repaired. The disclosure also provides a method of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) in a mammal by administering a composition comprising human bone marrow cd34+ cells (hbm34+).. ... Flo Llc

Exo-s-mecamylamine formulation and use in treatment

A pharmaceutical composition includes a therapeutically effective amount of exo-s-mecamylamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, substantially free of exo-r-mecamylamine in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Preferably the amount is about 0.5 mg to about 20 mg. ... Flo Llc

Compositions and methods for the treatment of tauopathies

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating tauopathies such as alzheimer's disease (ad). Also provided herein are methods of reducing or disrupting tau aggregation in a subject, and methods of reducing tau protein in a subject. ... Flo Llc

Bone fusion systen

A method and system for performing bone fusion and/or securing one or more bones, such as adjacent vertebra, are disclosed. The screws include a threaded tip connected to a main shaft and a threaded outer sleeve that rotates relative to the outer shaft until locked down. ... Flo Llc

Bone fusion system

A method and system for performing bone fusion and/or securing one or more bones, such as adjacent vertebra, are disclosed. The screws include a threaded tip connected to a main shaft and a threaded outer sleeve that rotates relative to the outer shaft until locked down. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180240727

Self-healing semiconductor transistors

Materials and methods for improving the dc and rf performance of off-state step-stressed high electron mobility transistors (hemts) and devices are provided. A semiconductor device can include at least one hemt and an on-chip heating source. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180240304

Rewards-based gaming system with in-game ordering

A rewards-based gaming system includes, in some embodiments, a gaming server, a rewards server, and a database server and integrates with the existing food or merchandise sales system of a business establishment. Patrons of the business have the opportunity to play a game, on an appropriately configured computing device, from a selection of games. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180239513

User interface element for building interior previewing and navigation

Methods of communicating, displaying, and storing information relating to structures, as well as apparatuses for executing such methods, are provided. The methods can be executed on touchscreen electronic devices and may be particularly useful for shopping center, cruise ship, museum, and construction applications. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180238890

Methods and materials for detection, diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer

The subject invention concerns methods using a panel of proteins to detect, diagnose, and monitor therapy during treatment of ovarian cancer in a female patient. The proteins were identified using proteomics analyses of plasma samples obtained preoperatively from ovarian cancer patients versus those of healthy control women. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180236380

Electronic configuration and control for acoustic standing wave generation

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to an apparatus for separating a second fluid or a particulate from a host fluid. That apparatus comprises a flow chamber with at least one inlet and at least one outlet. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180235654

Rotational atherectomy system with enhanced distal protection capability and method of use

An atherectomy system for removing a stenotic lesion from within a vessel of a patient is disclosed. The system comprising an atherectomy device for reducing the lesion and a separate elongate drainage catheter for evacuating from the treated vessel embolic particles released into the vessel from the stenotic lesion during its reduction by the atherectomy device during an atherectomy procedure. ... Flo Llc

08/23/18 / #20180235652

Atherectomy devices and methods

Rotational atherectomy devices and systems can remove or reduce stenotic lesions in blood vessels by rotating one or more abrasive elements within the vessel. The abrasive elements can be attached to a distal portion of an elongate flexible drive shaft that extends from a handle assembly that includes a driver for rotating the drive shaft. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180233342

Atmospheric pressure ion guide

Atmospheric pressure ion guides are provided. The atmospheric pressure ion guides can include a multi-ring electrode structure connecting a larger opening to a smaller opening and having a series of ring electrodes with decreasing diameter and voltage going from the larger opening to the smaller opening. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180231550

Passive insect surveillance sensor device

Disclosed are real-time insect surveillance sensor devices and methods that use a colorimetric readout for detecting insect disease vectors (such as mosquitoes which can transmit pathogens such as denv, chikv, and zikv). The method involves an attractive or feeding solution combined with detector conjugates. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180231447

Measuring interfacial tension using electrostatic oscillations

An exemplary embodiment of an interfacial tension measurement system of the present disclosure is one in which faraday waves or instability are formed within a vessel of fluids to be tested via electrostatic oscillations. Then, by tracking the amplitude of an applied electrical voltage having an ac harmonic load to the mixture of fluids that result in a faraday instability, as well as the wavelength of the instability, the interfacial tension measurement system determines the interfacial tension between layers of immiscible liquids present in the vessel.. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180231411

Method for ascertaining a physical parameter of a gas

The invention relates to a method for ascertaining a physical parameter of a gas using a measuring transducer having a measuring tube for conveying the gas, wherein the measuring tube is excitable to execute bending oscillations of different modes and eigenfrequencies, the method includes: ascertaining the eigenfrequency of the f1-mode and f3-mode; ascertaining preliminary density values for the gas based on the eigenfrequencies of the f1-mode and f3-mode; ascertaining a value for the velocity of sound of the gas, and/or, dependent on the velocity of sound and the eigenfrequency of a mode, at least one correcting term and/or density error for the preliminary density value; and/or a correcting term for a preliminary mass flow value for determining a corrected mass flow measured value based on the first preliminary density value, the second preliminary density value, the eigenfrequencies of the f1-mode and f3-mode.. . ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180231130

Axial-seal butterfly valve

A valve includes a valve body having a fluid flow path extending therethrough, a valve seat located in the valve body, and a valve disc located in the fluid flow path of the valve body. The disc is rotatable between a fully open position and an intermediate position about an axis substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the disc. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180230977

Pump fluid end with integrated web portion

A fluid end block for attachment to a power end of a high pressure reciprocating pump includes a main body portion having an outwardly facing body forward face, an outwardly facing body rear face opposite the body forward face, and opposing side surfaces. A web portion protrudes outwardly from the outwardly facing body forward face. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180230815

Turbine airfoil with thin trailing edge cooling circuit

A cooling circuit for a trailing edge region of a turbine airfoil where the trailing edge is relatively thin, the cooling circuit having a series of aftward flowing channels alternating with a series of forward flowing cooling channels, and a turn channel at the trailing edge of the airfoil where the aftward flowing channels flow into the forward flowing channels in order to keep the airfoil thin and to provide cooling to the thin trailing edge. Spanwise extending cooling supply channels and cooling return channels are connected to the aftward and forward flowing channels and positioned to allow for a thinner airfoil.. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180230707

Systems and methods for controlling the vertical position of a building

Systems and methods for controlling the vertical position of a building are disclosed. In one arrangement a system is provided in which a jacking system is capable of moving the building vertically relative to a foundation structure supporting the weight of the building and the jacking system comprises at least one screw jack. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180230680

Water flow control valve

Embodiments of the present invention include devices and methods for detecting water loss and consumption from commercial and residential commodes. In one aspect, the device comprises a valve for water control. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180230192

Fibroblast growth factor mutants having improved functional half-life and methods of their use

Mutant fibroblast growth factor (fgf) proteins having a polypeptide sequence with a high sequence identity to proteins encoded by members of the fgf-1 subfamily of genes from a mammalian species, such as human, and with a specific amino acid substitution of an alanine at a position corresponding to amino acid position 66 of human fgf-1 with a cysteine and/or a specific amino acid substitution of a phenylalanine at a position corresponding to amino acid position 132 of human fgf-1 with a tryptophan (based on the 140 amino acid numbering scheme of human fgf-1) are provided. Other amino acid mutations or substitutions may be combined. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180229822

Gas-inflatable personal flotation devices

In one embodiment, a personal flotation device that can be worn by a user includes an inflation system including an inflatable bladder and a gas-generating component, the gas-generating component being configured to generate gas using a chemical reaction and inject the generated gas into the bladder to inflate it, and an inflation control system configured to control activation of the gas-generating component.. . ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228890

Cross-reactive t cell epitopes of hiv, siv, and fiv for vaccines in humans and cats

The subject invention concerns methods and materials for inducing an immune response in an animal or person against an immunodeficiency virus, such as hiv, siv, or fiv. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises administering one or more antigens and/or immunogens to the person or animal wherein the antigen and/or immunogen comprises one or more evolutionarily conserved epitopes of immunodeficiency viruses. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228600

Micropatterned intraocular implants

Generally, an intraocular implant having on the external surface a plurality of pattern surface elements disposed in spaced apart relation defining a tortuous pathway adapted to control a flow of fluid or a flow of particles suspended in a fluid or inhibit the growth or migration of cells is provided. In particular, an intraocular implant that is implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits growth or migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule opacification of the eye.. ... Flo Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228337

Floor cleaning machine including a sanitize mode

A floor cleaning machine for cleaning a surface. The cleaning machine includes a body, an actuator supported by the body, a distribution nozzle supported by the body, and a supply tank assembly coupled to the body in fluid communication with the distribution nozzle. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180226879

Current reference based selective harmonic current mitigation pulsed width modulation

Methods and apparatuses for selective harmonic current mitigation pulse width modulation (shcm-pwm) are provided. Low switching frequencies can be utilized for grid connected cascaded h-bridge multilevel rectifiers to meet harmonic requirements within an extended harmonic spectrum. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180226582

Coaxial semiconductive organic nanofibers and electrospinning fabrication thereof

A coaxial nanocomposite including a core, which includes fibers of a first organic polymer, and a shell, which includes fibers of a second organic polymer, the first polymer and the second polymer forming a heterojunction.. . ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180226472

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method for same, crystal, and manufacturing method for same

A semiconductor device or a crystal that suppresses phase transition of a corundum structured oxide crystal at high temperatures is provided. According to the present invention, a semiconductor device or a crystal structure is provided, including a corundum structured oxide crystal containing one or both of indium atoms and gallium atoms, wherein the oxide crystal contains aluminum atoms at least in interstices between lattice points of a crystal lattice.. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180226142

Patient in-the-loop participatory care and monitoring

Methods and systems for patient participatory care and monitoring are provided for applications including respiratory care, ecg monitoring, capnography, infusion pump alarm prevention/management, pressure sore prevention, incentive spirometry, consciousness monitoring during sedation, pain management and other care and monitoring modalities. A patient in-the-loop system includes an input interface for receiving data acquired from a monitoring, controlling or sensing device, a storage device for storing the data at a first location, and a processor for analyzing artifacts in the data and determining whether the patient provided a deliberate action with respect to the device as a response to a prompt or query. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180225992

Ultrasound-guided medical tool insertion simulators

A medical tool insertion simulation apparatus. The medical tool insertion simulation apparatus may comprise a syringe having an injection end, and an elongated member protruding from the injection end of the syringe. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180224213

Heat exchanger module unit

A heat exchanger module unit that provides heat exchange between a fluid and a heat medium by indirect heat exchange through a phase-change material disposed between movement paths of the fluid and the heat medium movement paths, includes: a multiple number of plates having a partition, which is formed with a through-hole through which the fluid and the heat medium move, are stacked with a spacing gap, through which the fluid and the heat medium move, at one side of the partition; the spacing gaps are selectively connected through a connector connecting the respective through-holes so as to form a fluid passage and a heat medium passage through which the fluid and the heat medium move independently respectively; the spacing gap, in which the phase-change material is received, is located and disposed between the spacing gaps forming the fluid passage and the heat medium passage through which the fluid and the heat medium move respectively such that heat exchange is made between the fluid and the heat medium through the phase-change material. One of the fluid and the heat medium is disposed at one side of the phase-change material and another phase-change material is disposed at the opposite side thereof.. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223863

Bilge pump having outside sensing surface with ribs

A pump features a liquid sensing device (lsd) in combination with a housing. The lsd senses the level of a liquid collecting outside the pump and turns the pump on/off for pumping the liquid. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223540

Floor panel

Floor panel, with a horizontally and vertically active locking system allowing that two of such floor panels can be connected to each other at said sides by providing one of these floor panels, by means of a downward movement, in the other floor panel; wherein the vertically active locking system comprises a locking element in the form of an insert; wherein this locking element comprises at least a pivotable lock-up body; characterized in that the pivotable lock-up body comprises a support portion which is rotatable against a support surface pertaining to the floor panel concerned, and more particularly in a seat.. . ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223527

System and method for standardized modular construction

Construction systems and methods of the invention provide building constructions systems which may be assembled, such as for example, by stacking and interconnecting standardized modular blocks between standardized modular posts. The modular posts may be comprised of a sleeve of wpc or other composite material surrounding a reinforced concrete core. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223443

Electrodeposition of al-ni alloys and al/ni multilayer structures

A method for electrodepositing aluminum and nickel using a single electrolyte solution includes forming a mixture comprising nickel chloride and an organic halide, adding aluminum chloride to the electrolyte solution in an amount at which the mixture becomes an acidic electrolyte solution, providing a working electrode and a counter electrode in the acidic electrolyte solution, and applying a waveform to the counter electrode using cyclic voltammetry to cause aluminum and nickel ions to be deposited on the working electrode.. . ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223439

Particle-particle interaction using acoustic waves

Methods for causing interaction between two sets of particles are disclosed herein. The two sets of particles are co-located in a multi-dimensional acoustic standing wave, or are co-located by acoustic streaming. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223312

Capsid-modified, raav3 vector compositions and uses in gene therapy of human liver cancer

Disclosed are next-generation multi-mutated capsid protein-modified raav expression vectors, as well as infectious virions, compositions, and pharmaceutical formulations that include them. Also disclosed are methods of preparing and using these high transduction efficiency vector constructs in a variety of therapeutic applications including, inter alia, as delivery agents for the treatment or amelioration of one or more diseases or abnormal conditions in an affected mammal using in vivo and/or ex situ viral vector-based gene therapy protocols. ... Flo Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223273

Therapeutic cell washing, concentration, and separation utilizing acoustophoresis

Multi-stage acoustophoretic devices for continuously separating a second fluid or a particulate from a host fluid are disclosed. Methods of operating the multi-stage acoustophoretic devices are also disclosed. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180220495

Low smoke, zero halogen self-regulating heating cable

A low smoke, zero halogen self-regulating heating cable includes a semi-conductive heating core and two conductive wires embedded within and separated by the semi-conductive heating core. The cable also includes a primary jacket surrounding the semi-conductive core, a braid surrounding the primary jacket, and a final jacket surrounding the braid. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180218584

Proactive power outage alerts management system and methods

A system, an alternative system, and a computer readable storage medium, for a power outage notification system that proactively manages communication of power outage alerts messages to customers of a power distribution system. Wireless communications between smart meters at the edge of an electrical power distribution network and a proactive outage alerts processing engine at an outage alerts notification information processing system facilitate management of communications of power outage alerts messages to customer communication devices. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180218183

Band with rfid chip holder nad identifying components

An apparatus is adapted to be coupled to a component of a system associated with a wellhead. The apparatus includes a band adapted to be coupled to the component; a holder coupled to the band; an electronic identifying device attached to the holder and adapted to identify the component; and an identifying component coupled to the band. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180216284

Conductive fiber composites containing multi-scale high conductive particles and methods

Composite materials are provided that include a host material, nanoscale high conductive particles, and microscale high conductive particles. The nanoscale high conductive particles and the microscale high conductive particles may increase the through thickness thermal conductivity of the composite material by at least 4.0 w/(m·k), as compared to the same composite material without the nanoscale high conductive particles and microscale high conductive particles. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180215639

Gas-liquid plasma and bioreactor system and method for remediation of liquids and gases

A mixture comprising liquid water, a gas and at least one organic compound are injected into a non-thermal gas-liquid plasma discharge reactor to generate a flowing liquid film region with a gas stream flowing alongside. A plasma discharge is propagated along the flowing liquid film region. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180215503

Carton having integrated pouch cup for meal preparation and consumption and method for producing same

A carton, formed from a blank, has an integrated pouch cup for meal preparation and consumption. The blank comprises a main panel, a first side panel adjoining the main panel along a first fold line, and a second side panel adjoining the main panel along a second fold line. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214764

Shin protection element and protection assembly for cyclists

Protection element (1) for the shin (2), comprising a protective body (3) having a c-shaped cross section, a lower section (31) close to the ankle being defined, a central section (33) facing the shin and an upper section (32) destined to be placed below the knee, the protective body (3) being provided with a padded interior lining (41, 42) on the interior surface of the protective body (3) formed by a first lining section (41) arranged in the lower section (31) and a second lining section (42) arranged in the upper section (32), the central section (33) being devoid of interior lining, such that the protective body (3) rests on the shin only in said lower section (31) and in said upper section (32). The invention relates to a protection set for cyclists too.. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214544

Hematopoietic stem cells in combinatorial therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors against cancer

The novel synergistic combination of immune checkpoint blockade and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and/or hematopoietic stem cell mobilization yield synergistic effects in disease therapy.. . ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214405

Methods of treating neurodevelopmental diseases and disorders

The present invention relates generally to methods for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of neurological diseases and disorders involving administration of trans 10-hda. In particular, the methods of the present invention are useful in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of acquired or progressive neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions in mammals. ... Flo Llc

08/02/18 / #20180213753

Systems and methods for larval fish enumeration and growth monitoring

Systems and methods for object enumeration in a culture tank. The methods comprise: obtaining an array of two dimensional images of an illuminated scene in a culture tank; correcting non-uniform background illumination in the two dimensional images; improving a color contrast between a background and object edges shown in the two dimensional images; performing a defocus analysis using the two dimensional images to generate a focus map image; generating a modified focus map image by eliminating isolated spots shown in the focus map image and merging relatively small spots with adjacent relatively large objects in the focus map image; classifying each object shown in the modified focus map image as an object of interest or an object of no interest; and counting the number of objects classified as objects of interest.. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180212671

Joint fountain code and network coding for multiple-source-multiple-destination wireless communication

Network protocols and methods of transmitting data over wireless networks, including wireless mesh networks, are provided. A method of data transmission in wireless networks can include sending packets from one or more terminal nodes to one or more relay nodes, recoding the packets in the one or more relay nodes, and transmitting the recoded packets from the one or more relay nodes to the one or more terminal nodes. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211965

Memory cell, semiconductor integrated circuit device, and method for manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit device

A memory cell includes a memory gate structure, a first select gate structure, and a second select gate structure. In the memory gate structure, a lower memory gate insulating film, a charge storage layer, an upper memory gate insulating film, and a metal memory gate electrode are stacked in this order. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211518

Open neutral detection

Systems and methods to determine open neutral conditions in a poly-phase electrical connection. Voltage measurements of at least two phases of poly-phase electrical power delivered to a customer premises are received from an electrical meter via a communications network providing communications among many electrical meters. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211486

Rewards-based gaming system with third-party payment options

A rewards-based gaming system includes, in some embodiments, a gaming server, a rewards server, and a database server and integrates with the existing food or merchandise sales system of a business establishment. Patrons of the business have the opportunity to play a game, on an appropriately configured computing device, from a selection of games. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211033

Detecting threats in big data platforms based on call trace and memory access patterns

A runtime attack can be detected on a big data system while processes are executed on various computing devices. A behavior profile can be maintained for tasks or processes running on different computing devices. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209880

Microscope sample preparation device

A sample preparation device for electron microscopy (em) that is configured to eliminate user-to-user variations and environment contaminations, which are often present in the conventional method of sample preparation. The device not only provides a means for evenly and reproducibly delivering a fluid or sample to an em grid, but also provides a means for sealing the em grid in an air-tight chamber and delivering air-sensitive samples to the em grid. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209828

Magneto-inductive flow measuring device

A magneto-inductive flow measuring device for ascertaining flow of a measured medium through a measuring tube having a measuring tube axis, comprising: at least a first coil component having a coil body for accommodating a coil core of a coil. The coil is wound on the coil body and the coil core is arranged in a first passageway of the coil body with a longitudinal axis of the coil core coaxial with the coil. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209452

Swirling jet actuator for control of separated and mixing flows

A method of controlling a fluid flow using momentum and/or vorticity injections. Actively controlling an actuator allows for direct, precise, and independent control of the momentum and swirl entering into the fluid system. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209426

Sump pump remote monitoring systems and methods

Systems and methods for sump pump remote monitoring can include control circuitry integrated into a portable housing, with a backup sump pump connected to the control circuitry. The control circuitry can be powered by a line power and when the line power is not available, the control circuitry can be powered by a battery power. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207701

Bending device with rotating bending dies

The present invention is directed towards an automated bending device for bending a strip of material into a desired shape. The device is either a single or dual bending tool with interchangeable rotating bending dies which allows for a faster transition from a break bend to a radius bend using air cylinders for positioning of the tools.. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207639

Microfluidic trap

Provided herein are microfluidic devices that can be configured to generate an electrophoretic flow that is in opposition to a fluid flow through a microcapillary of a microfluidic device provided herein. Also provided herein are methods that include adding an amount of particle to the inlet area of a microfluidic device as provided herein, generating a first fluid flow through a microcapillary of a microfluidic device provided herein; and applying a uniform electric field to the microfluidic device, where the uniform electric field generates an electrophoretic flow that is in opposition to the fluid flow.. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207551

Driver and control for variable impedence load

An acoustic standing wave is utilized to separate components from a multi-component fluid, such as oil from an oil-water mixture, or cells entrained in a fluid, in a fluid flow scheme with an acoustophoresis device. For example, the flow scheme and device allows for trapping of the oil as the oil coalesces, agglomerates, and becomes more buoyant than the water. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207318

Tissue decellularization methods

Provided herein are methods of producing an acellular tissue product wherein the method can include the step of inducing apoptosis and washing the tissue after induction of apoptosis with a tonic solution. Also provided herein are acellular tissue products produced by the methods provided herein and methods of administering the acellular tissue products to a subject in need thereof.. ... Flo Llc

07/26/18 / #20180206831

Laparoscopic tissue removal system

Provided herein are laparoscopic tissue removal systems, components, and uses thereof.. . ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180206255

Regret benefit ratio link scheduler for wireless backhaul with directional antennas

. . A wireless system can include a plurality of directional antennas and a scheduler scheduling multiple links between the plurality of directional antennas. The scheduler can schedule the multiple links concurrently in the same time slot based on regret benefit ratio (rbr). ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180205153

Origami-folded antennas and methods for making the same

Disclosed herein are polarization and frequency reconfigurable origami-folded antennas and methods for making the same. An origami-folded antenna can include at least one ground plane that can include a dielectric stratum and a conductive stratum that is at least partially disposed on the conductive stratum. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180204978

All-inorganic perovskite-based films, devices, and methods

Provided herein are all-inorganic perovskite-based films, devices including all-inorganic perovskite-based films, and methods of forming all-inorganic perovskite-based films. The methods may include casting a precursor formulation that includes an all-inorganic perovskite, a liquid, and a polymer. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180204656

Porous stabilized beds, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same

Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing a first particle in a reactor; the first particle being a magnetic particle or a particle that can be influenced by a magnetic field, an electric field or a combination of an electrical field and a magnetic field; fluidizing the first particle in the reactor; applying a uniform magnetic field, a uniform electrical field or a combination of a uniform magnetic field and a uniform electrical field to the reactor; elevating the temperature of the reactor; and fusing the first particles to form a monolithic solid.. . ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180203381

Toner cartridge replacement seal

A replacement cartridge toner hopper seal assembly comprising an auger mounted in the hopper, the auger is configured to rotate upon actuation. A toner paddle is coupled to the auger. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180202121

Aquatic containment material and method of use

An aquatic containment material and method of using the same for containing a contaminant in a body of water. The containment material includes a deflection layer permeable to water and with low permeability to the contaminant. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180201508

Carbon nanotube foams with controllable architecture and methods

Cnt foams and methods are provided. The methods may include forming, in a non-solvent liquid, a suspension of cnts and particles of a pyrolytic polymer; removing the non-solvent liquid; and removing the particles of the pyrolytic polymer to produce a cnt foam having cells that at least substantially correspond to the dimensions of the particles of the pyrolytic polymer. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200840

Low-temperature bonding with spaced nanorods and eutectic alloys

Bonded surfaces are formed by adhering first nanorods and second nanorods to respective first and second surfaces. The first shell is formed on the first nanorods and the second shell is formed on the second nanorods, wherein at least one of the first nanorods and second nanorods, and the first shell and the second shell are formed of distinct metals. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200578

Floatation device

The invention includes a floatation device. The floatation device includes a body fabricated from a buoyant foam, and the body comprises an outer side wall, a top side comprising a downwardly sloped portion and a level portion, an inner opening at the center of the level portion, and a division extending from the outer side wall to the inner opening. ... Flo Llc

07/19/18 / #20180199611

Propionibacterium fruedenreichii as a probiotic for infants

The invention pertains to the benefits of propionibacterium freudenreichii supplementation in infant foods, for example, preterm infant foods such as human donor milk or infant milk formula. Accordingly, the invention provides a method of administering an infant food comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of p. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180197958

Memory cell and non-volatile semiconductor storage device

A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes first and second select gate electrodes that are sidewall-shaped along sidewalls of a memory gate structure. With this configuration, the memory gate structure is not disposed on the first select gate electrode and the second select gate electrode. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180197828

Vanishing via for hardware ip protection from reverse engineering

A semiconductor device can include a first metal trace, a first via disposed on the first metal trace, a second metal trace disposed on the first via, and an insulator interposed between the first metal trace and the first via. The insulator can be configured to lower an energy barrier or redistribute structure defects or charge carriers, such that the first metal trace and the first via are electrically connected to each other when power is applied. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180196902

System and method for automated model calibration, sensitivity analysis, and optimization

A computer-implemented interface apparatus for automated calibration can include an architecture for automatically managing interchangeable input parameters, interchangeable output objective functions, and interchangeable optimization methods. Prior to calibration, this architecture allows a user to quickly and easily eliminate the vast majority of input values and combinations, thus drastically simplifying the process of calibration (via simulation-based optimization). ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180195037

Three-dimensional fibrous scaffolds for cell culture

Provided herein is a three-dimensional scaffold composition comprising randomly oriented fibers, wherein the fibers comprise a polyethylene glycol-polylactic acid block copolymer (peg-pla) and a poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (plga). Also provided are methods for using the three-dimensional scaffolds described herein.. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180194716

Therapeutic compounds and methods of use

The invention relates to protein biding interacting/binding compounds and methods of identifying and using them. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating 5-ht2c disorders, including diseases and disorders mediated by gpcrs.. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180194237

Wireless power electronics and controls

Magnetic-coupling-based wireless power transfer systems and schemes are provided that ensure fast wireless power transfer to charge batteries of electric vehicles (evs) with high power transfer efficiencies and safety to humans and other animals in or near the evs. A wireless power transfer system can include a direct 3-phase ac/ac converter with a circuit topology that enables bidirectional power flow. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180194123

Method for producing a laminate consisting of a backing sheet and decorative paper

The present invention relates to a method for producing a laminate having a backing sheet and a decorative paper arranged on the backing sheet, including the steps of: a) providing the backing sheet, b) scattering at least one layer of at least one powdered resin onto at least one side of the backing sheet, the surface of the side of the backing sheet that is to be scattered with the powdered resin being unsmoothed, c) placing at least one decorative paper onto the side of the backing sheet that is provided with the powdered resin, and d) pressing the layered structure including the backing sheet, the powdered resin and the decorative paper. The present invention likewise relates to a laminate that can be produced by this method.. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193489

Recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors to target medullary thyroid carcinoma

Provided herein are nucleic acids, recombinant adeno-associated virus (raav) particles, and compositions, as well as methods of use thereof for transducing medullary thyroid carcinoma cells and in treatment of disease, such as medullary thyroid carcinoma. In some aspects, the nucleic acid comprises a truncated calcitonin promoter, which is optionally encapsidated within a raav particle. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193437

Compositions and methods for reducing organ rejection by reducing heparan sulfate in donor transplants

Disclosed here are polypeptides, derived from the myxomavirus-derived secreted glycoprotein, m-t7, comprising point mutations that interfere with chemokine-glycosaminoglycan binding. Compositions containing such m-t7 derived polypeptides with point mutations are therefore useful in preventing, blocking and/or reducing rejection of a transplant.. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193388

Amniotic fluid formulation for treatment of joint pain or disorders

A human amniotic fluid formulation has been developed for administration into a joint or associated soft tissue such as a tendon or ligament for treatment of pain, degeneration or injury. The formulation is a sterile de-cellularized human amniotic fluid (d-haf), devoid of amniotic stem cells and elements of micronized membrane or chorion particles, which has not been heat treated or treated with ethidium bromide. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193330

Alkylated tetrahydroisoquinolines for binding to central nervous system receptors

Derivatives of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (thiq) having the general formula a-(ch2)n—b are provided, wherein a is thiq or a substituted derivative thereof and b is an aryl, cycloalkylaryl, or cycloalkyl group, wherein a and b are linked to each other by an alkyl or substituted alkyl chain. The compounds are useful as selective ligands (agonists or antagonists) of central nervous system receptors, and in particular of the seratonin receptors. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180192980

X-ray phase-contrast and dark-field information extraction with electric fringe scanning and/or active pixel processing

Novel and advantageous systems and methods for performing x-ray imaging by extracting x-ray phase-shift and/or dark-field information through a detector that has built-in g2 functionality are provided. Grating translation can be replaced by an electrical operation in the detection procedure, thereby eliminating the need for the analyzer grating and the typical mechanical stepping process.. ... Flo Llc

07/12/18 / #20180192886

Materials and methods for non-invasively measuring temperature distribution in the eye

The present invention provides devices and methods for measuring the temperature distribution of an eye using non-invasive techniques. Embodiments of the present invention utilize laser speckle cross-correlation to determine the thermal distribution of an eye.. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180192248

Map based beacon management

A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible device, comprising a hollow body having a proximal end, a distal end and a given length, a torque-transmitting element that extends substantially entirely over the given length of the hollow body, a steering element that steers the distal end of the hollow body, the steering element being comprised of steering tendons disposed within the hollow body, and stiffening tendons disposed within the hollow body to selectively maintain the hollow body in a relatively stiff condition, wherein the stiffening tendons are unassociated with the steering element of the device.. . A new and distinct variety of vaccinium corymbosum l. Plant named ‘ryoku nh-13’, characterized by having a more upright plant growth habit, stronger plant vigor, comparatively early fruit ripening time, comparatively large fruit size, sweeter fruits, better taste balance of sweetness and acidity, better taste of fruits, and smaller stem scar, as compared to other vaccinium corymbosum l. New insecticidal proteins, nucleotides, peptides, their expression in plants, methods of producing the peptides, new processes, production techniques, new peptides, new formulations, and new organisms, a process which increases the insecticidal peptide production yield from yeast expression systems. The present invention is also related and discloses selected endotoxins we call cysteine rich insecticidal peptides (crips) which are peptides derived from bacillus thuringiensis (bt) and their genes and endotoxins in combination with toxic peptides known as inhibitor cystine knot (ick) genes and peptides as well as with other types of insecticidal peptides such as trypsin modulating oostatic factor (tmof) peptide sequences used in various formulations and combinations; of both genes and peptides, useful for the control of insects.. Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. A new and distinct cultivar of petunia plant named ‘surf gorehana’, characterized by its outwardly trailing plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; medium to large flowers that are bright red in color; and good garden performance.. . The present invention is related to methods and compositions useful in the detection and treatment of epigenetic changes during traumatic, autoimmune and other disease processes. The methods described herein comprise identifying and using certain agents to modulate pathophysiological processes in animal and human subjects. A bearer reconfiguration method performed by a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication system supporting a multi-bearer is provided. The bearer reconfiguration method includes, if the ue performs a bearer reconfiguration from a single bearer to the multi-bearer, reordering packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) protocol data units (pdus) received through the multi-bearer, using a timer after a completion of the bearer reconfiguration, and processing the reordered pdcp pdus into at least one pdcp service data unit (sdu). The present invention provides multiple improvements to optical-based laser scanning micrometers and providing a small handheld version laser scanning micrometer based on the these improvements. For added accuracy and reduction in unit size, a double sided coated mirror receiver reflects the beam back into the transmitter light source. A fluid therapy method for an adhf patient includes setting a urine output rate desired threshold, setting one or more desired negative net gain rates, and optionally setting a total fluid loss goal. The urine output of the patient is monitored and fluid is automatically administered to the patient at increasing rates to equal to or approximately match the patient's increasing urine output rates until the patient's urine output rate reaches the set urine output rate desired threshold. A device comprises a delivery engine comprising a volatile composition and a microporous membrane, and an evaporation assistance element. In some embodiments the device includes a fan is configured to move a volume of air over the microporous membrane to facilitate evaporation of the volatile composition into the atmosphere.. A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘hb051’, characterized by its sturdy upright to outwardly branching plant habit; vigorous growth habit and rapid growth rate; freely branching habit, dense and bushy appearance; large leathery dark green-colored leaves; long flowering period; light red purple-colored semi-double to peony-type form flowers; and good garden performance including tolerance to full sunlight conditions.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha5110’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit, dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; long flowering period; light red-colored rose-double to peony-type form flowers; and good garden performance including tolerance to full sunlight conditions.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha351’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; rapid growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; flowering during the summer, autumn and winter; large bright red-colored semi-double flowers; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha242’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; rapid growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; flowering during the summer, autumn and winter; relatively large light red-colored semi-double flowers; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha0326’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; rapid growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; flowering during the summer, autumn and winter; large light red-colored single-type flowers with white-colored margins; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha012’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; rapid growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; flowering during the summer, autumn and winter; relatively large light red-colored single-type flowers; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of camellia plant named ‘ha011’, characterized by its sturdy upright plant habit; rapid growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; leathery dark green-colored leaves; flowering during the summer, autumn and winter; large red and light pink-colored semi-double flowers; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of calibrachoa plant named ‘suncal 1871’, characterized by its compact and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; early and freely flowering habit; long flowering period; white-colored flowers with bright yellow-colored throats; and good garden performance.. . A blow molded synthetic resin bottle has a body and an elongated neck with the body providing a shoulder extending about the base of the neck. The neck has a first collar extending thereabout spaced adjacent the shoulder and at least one additional collar extending thereabout adjacent the upper end of the neck. A blood treatment machine includes a blood pump; an arterial line in fluid communication with the blood pump; a venous line; and a heartbeat evaluation system including (i) a first electrode coupled to the arterial line or to a patient, (ii) a second electrode coupled to the venous line, (iii) electronic circuitry communicating electrically with the first electrode and the second electrode to sense an electrical heartbeat signal generated by the patient, and (iv) signal processing configured to use the sensed heartbeat signal to calculate at least one of (a) heart rate, (b) respiration, (c) stroke volume, (d) cardiac output, or (e) central blood volume.. . Antibodies against pc, pc conjugate or bioactive components and/or fragments thereof for use in combination therapy with one or more biologic agents and/or stem cells are disclosed, as well as compositions comprising the antibodies in combination with one or more biologic agents and/or stem cells. Also disclosed are pc conjugates, pc or bioactive components and/or parts/fragments thereof for use in activation immunotherapy prior to or in combination with treatment with biologic agents and/or stem cells for curing, treating, preventing, and/or reducing the risk of developing auto-immune diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, and cancer diseases, as well as compositions comprising them in combination with biologic agents and/or stem cells.. . . Once a proximity beacon is installed within a venue, mobile devices receive signals transmitted by the proximity beacon. These mobile devices then report their own locations to an application server. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180191227

Power generation for valve actuators

The present invention utilizes operation of a valve actuator to generate electrical power. A portion of the mechanical energy generated by operation of a valve actuator is converted to electrical energy. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180190389

Remote monitoring and dynamic document management systems and methods

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for remote monitoring and dynamic document management. Example methods may include receiving a first document from a device driver associated with a hardware device, identifying a clinical trial identifier associated with the first document based at least in part on metadata associated with the first document, and determining a first document type of the first document by analyzing contents of the first document. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180188266

Characterization of type 1 collagen synthesis by fluorescence imaging and related drug screening technique

A method includes fluorescence imaging a cell that synthesizes type 1 collagen. The cell includes a first gene encoding collagen a1(i) tagged with a first fluorescent tag and a second gene encoding collagen a2(i) tagged with a second fluorescent tag.. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180188018

Light fixtures, systems, and methods for operating and/or controlling light fixtures

This disclosure includes light fixtures, systems and/or kits including light fixtures. This disclosure also includes controls, control systems, and methods of controlling devices such as light fixtures.. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180187068

Method of preparing and using drag-reducing dispersion polymer compositions

A method of preparing a drag-reducing composition that includes a dispersion polymer includes steps for preparing the dispersion polymer, steps for incorporating the dispersion polymer into a drag-reducing composition, and steps for using the drag-reducing composition. The step of preparing a dispersion polymer includes preparing an aqueous mixture by adding a water-soluble salt and at least one polymeric dispersant to water and polymerizing one or more water-soluble monomers in the aqueous mixture. ... Flo Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185439

Methods and compositions related to kras inhibitors

Stapled peptides and methods of using them to inhibit the kras/raf interaction are disclosed herein.. . ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180184487

Shielded fluoropolymer wire for high temperature skin effect trace heating

A skin effect heating system for long pipelines includes a heater cable disposed in a ferromagnetic or other conductive heat tube. A semiconductive jacket contacts the inner surface of the heat tube, where the charge density of the return current carried by the heat tube is at its highest. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180182501

Nuclear reactor having efficient and highly stable carbon-based thermal transfer fluid

A pressurized water nuclear reactor (pwnr) includes a core having a containment shield surrounding a reactor vessel having fuel assemblies that contain fuel rods filled with fuel pellets, and control rods, and a steam generator thermally coupled to the reactor vessel. A flow loop includes the steam generator, a turbine, and a condenser, and a pump for circulating a water-based heat transfer fluid in the loop. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180180587

Paper microfluidic devices for detection of improvised explosives

Paper microfluidic devices for testing for explosives are provided, along with methods of fabricating and using the same. One or more channels are formed on a paper substrate, and a test spot is formed in at least one of the channels. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180179859

Machines, systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to test and certify oil and gas equipment

Embodiments of machines, systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products certify oil and. Gas well equipment. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180179620

Nickel titanium alloys, methods of manufacture thereof and article comprising the same

Disclosed herein is a shape memory alloy comprising 45 to 50 atomic percent nickel; and 1 to 30 atomic percent of at least one metalloid selected from the group consisting of germanium, antimony, zinc, gallium, tin, and a combination of one or more of the foregoing metalloids, with the remainder being titanium. The shape memory alloy may further contain aluminum. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180179120

Atropisomers and methods of altering enantiomeric excess

Provided herein are methods of altering enantiomeric excess. The methods may include irradiating an atropisomer that includes at least one chiral substituent to alter the enantiomeric excess of the atropisomer. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180178487

Engineered plank and its manufacturing method

A plank is described and a method for manufacturing the plank. The plank can be produced by mixing polyvinyl chloride powder, coarse whiting and light calcium compound powder, stabilizer, polyethylene wax, internal lubricant, plasticizer, and impact modifier together, and stirring this mixture. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180178420

Poly(vinyl chloride) substrates and method for producing the same

Articles and methods of manufacture of poly(vinyl chloride)-based substrates are described. The substrates may be utilized in various consumer, industrial, transportation, building and construction, and agricultural applications and may include reclaimed poly(vinyl chloride).. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180178223

Screw of a solid bowl screw centrifuge

The invention relates to a screw (30) of a solid bowl centrifuge (10), comprising a screw hub (32) extending along a longitudinal axis (12), and a screw flight (34) surrounding the screw hub; the screw hub (32) is provided with a lattice structure (56) in a section (36) of the longitudinal extension thereof.. . ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177839

Modulation of physiological processes and agents useful for same

The present invention relates generally to a method of modulating glutathione metabolism in the central nervous system of mammals and to agents for use therein. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of up-regulating glutathione metabolism in the central nervous system by up-regulating levels of glutathione precursor molecules. ... Flo Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177776

Compositions for the treatment of cancer and uses thereof

The invention pertains to compositions comprising inhibitors of pi3k, akt and/or mtor, one or more 4-quinolinemethanols and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. These compositions can contain subtherapeutic amounts of each active ingredient (pi3k, akt, mtor, one or more 4-quinolinemethanols and various combinations thereof). ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180175366

Dry process method for producing electrodes for electrochemical devices and electrodes for electrochemical devices

A method of making an electrode for an electrochemical cell includes the step of providing an electrode composite comprising from 70-98% active material, from 0-10% conductive material additives, and from 2-20% polymer binder, based on the total weight of the electrode composite. The electrode composite is mixed and then compressed the electrode composite into an electrode composite sheet. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180175273

Terahertz-band electromagnetic wave oscillation element and terahertzband electromagnetic wave oscillation device

Provided is a terahertz-band electromagnetic wave oscillation element that includes an independent terahertz wave oscillation unit for oscillating terahertz-band electromagnetic waves. The terahertz wave oscillation unit consists of a discoid superconductor having a multilayered josephson junction that enables oscillation of the terahertz-band electromagnetic waves by coordinated vibration of a plurality of josephson junctions using an ac josephson effect, the superconductor being circular in a cross section parallel to a lamination plane of the multilayered josephson junction.. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180172778

Derivative reference-based method for detection of instability in power hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Systems and methods are provided for detecting instability in power hardware-in-the-loop simulations for protection of the equipment being tested. The technology includes computing the magnitude of the time-derivative of reference quantities supplied to a power amplifier and applying a moving average filter. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180172610

Process of determining at least one thermal property of a fluid under investigation with a thermal sensor

A process of determining at least one thermal property of a fluid under investigation with a thermal sensor. The thermal sensor has at least a first sensor element that is heated to provide heat to the fluid under investigation. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180172577

Method of measuring metal loss from equipment in process systems

Method of measuring metal loss from equipment in process systems. Probes installed for monitoring of erosion and/or corrosion (metal loss) in process equipment use results from resistivity measurements in a measurement element and a reference element to produce a measurement of metal loss in the measurement element exposed to process flow and may trigger an alarm when measured metal loss exceeds a threshold level. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180171213

Methods and compositions for use in oil and/or gas wells

Methods and compositions comprising an emulsion or a microemulsion for use in various aspects of the life cycle of an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the emulsion or the microemulsion comprises water, a solvent, and a surfactant, and optionally, one or more additives.. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180171083

Fiber reinforced elastomeric sheets with tunable strain relationships

A soft structure fiber reinforcement technology is provided. In an example embodiment, the fiber reinforced elastomeric sheet comprises a sheet of elastomeric matrix; and a fiber array comprising a plurality of fibers embedded within the elastomeric matrix. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180170275

Multiple temperature sensor car radio installation kit

Embodiments of the proposed invention preferably provide systems and methods for an improved aftermarket car radio installation kit that integrates with, improves on, and adds to oem climate control functionality.. . ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169616

Solid form adsorbent

A solid form adsorbent including a plurality of discrete adsorbent particles spatially bound in place by point bonding by a binder. At least about 25% of the external surface area of a majority of the particles is not sealed off by the binder and is available for adsorption.. ... Flo Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168139

Furniture protector against bed bugs and other crawling insects

Pitfall traps, coasters, devices, apparatus, systems and methods for capturing crawling insects, such as bed bugs, and/or for preventing the insects from climbing up furniture legs to furniture such as beds, cots, chairs and any type of furniture where a person would rest or sleep. Smooth slick surfaces and/or pesticide treated surfaces can be located on underside facing horizontal or angled surfaces used with or without sticky surfaces which all can be used to prevent insect and bed bug travel and assist in helping trap the insects and bed bugs.. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167452

Tools and methods for distributed spatial control of swarms via multiplex information networks

A method and system for distributed spatial control of a formation of vehicles includes receiving at a first formation vehicle via a peer-to-peer communication interface, direction of travel and formation density information that indicate a course of travel for the first vehicle while travelling as a member of the formation of vehicles. The peer-to-peer formation density information indicates a distance to maintain from other neighboring formation vehicles. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180166223

Nanowire supercapacitors and method of manufacture

A method for the fabrication of h-wo3/ws2 core/shell nanowires and their use in flexible supercapacitor applications. The novel nanowire assemblies exhibit multifold advantages desired for high-performance supercapacitors, including superior material properties and electrode design. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165808

System and method for image-based quantification of white and brown adipose tissue at the whole-body, organ and body-region levels

A system and method for automatically detecting and quantifying adiposity distribution is presented herein. The system detects, segments and quantifies white and brown fat adipose tissues at the whole-body, body region, and organ levels.. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165722

System and method for assisting parties in a business environment

The present disclosure is generally directed to computer-enabled communications and applications so as to assist retailers, restaurant owners, service staff, retail associates and retail customers. Geo-fencing of parties in a retail environment selectively places a party requesting assistance with a relevant party able to provide the assistance at or proximal to a retail location.. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165641

Coordination system for system maintenance and refurbishment of related components

Systems and methods of managing operational system components. Maintenance schedules for each of a number of systems are maintained. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165526

Gatoreye system for smart transportation

Various examples are provided for smart transportation and sensing systems. In one example, an apparatus for smart transportation sensing includes a reflector integrated in a contoured roadway unit configured to protect the reflector from damage by vehicles traveling along a transportation surface; and a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag integrated in the contoured roadway unit. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165478

Uniquified fpga virtualization approach to hardware security

Novel methods of virtualization with unique virtual architectures on field-programmable gate arrays (fpgas) are provided. A hardware security method can include providing one or more field-programmable gate arrays (fpgas), and creating an application specialized virtual architecture (or overlay) over the one or more fpgas (for example, by providing an overlay generator). ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165414

Applied computer technology for management, synthesis, visualization, and exploration of parameters in large multi-parameter data sets

Computer technology is disclosed that applies innovative data processing and visualization techniques to large multi-parameter data sets such as cellular gene expression data to find new relationships such as relationships between cells and genes and create new associative data structures within the data sets that represent these relationships. For example, scatterplots of gene expression data can be iteratively pivoted between a cell view and a gene view to find cell populations and gene sets of interest to a user.. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180164144

Method for ascertaining a characteristic variable for evaluating a measuring arrangement comprising a clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device and a pipe and/or for evaluating measurement operation of such a measuring arrangement

A method for ascertaining a characteristic variable for evaluating a measuring arrangement comprising a clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device and a pipe, on which the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device is secured, and/or for evaluating measurement operation of such a measuring arrangement, characterized by the method steps as follows: a) providing characteristic values relative to an exciter signal produced by the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device; b) providing sensor-specific data as regards acoustic properties of one or more ultrasonic transducers of the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device c) inputting data relative to the pipe material and the pipe wall thickness, especially inputting such data by a user, and d) ascertaining the characteristic variable from the parameters and data of steps a-c based on a mathematical model, as well as a computer program product and a clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device.. . ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180164139

Magneto-inductive flow measuring device for measuring flow velocity or volume flow rate of media in a pipeline and method for manufacturing such a flow measuring device

A hybrid electrode for use in magneto-inductive flow measuring devices, characterized in that the hybrid electrode is manufactured of a body and an electrode head, wherein the electrode head is produced with a method based on selective material deposition and is connected with the body by material bonding at least in an edge region.. . ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180164050

Thermoelectric flow cloaking via metamaterials

A thermoelectric cloak including an inner region and an external medium. The inner region has a cloaking effect and is simultaneously invisible from both heat and electric charge fluxes; and heat, electric currents, and gradients in the external medium are unaltered by the cloaking effect of the inner region.. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180163709

Support for reciprocating pump

A skid for supporting a reciprocating pump assembly, the reciprocating pump assembly including a power end frame assembly having a pair of end plate segments and a plurality of middle plate segments disposed between the end plate segments. The end plate segments each have at least a pair of feet and the middle plate segments each having at least one foot. ... Flo Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161295

Treatment of closed head injury and hemorrhagic stroke with hbed

The present invention provides methods for treating closed head injuries or hemorrhagic strokes using a compound of formula (i), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Compounds of formula (i) may act as iron chelators to prevent formation of highly reactive radicals leading to additional damage in the closed head injuries or hemorrhagic strokes.. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180159368

Wireless power transfer using one or more rotating magnets in a receiver

The present disclosure is directed towards wireless power transfer using one or more rotating magnets in a receiver. An exemplary embodiment provides for a system comprising a transmitter that generates a dynamic magnetic field and a receiver comprising a magnet and a coil. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180159041

Polymer-perovskite films, devices, and methods

Provided herein are perovskite-polymer films, methods of forming polymer-perovskite films, and devices including polymer-perovskite films. The polymer-perovskite films may include a plurality of methylammonium lead chloride (ch3nh3pbcl3) nanopillar crystals embedded in a polymer matrix. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180158281

Method of utilizing tokens within gaming, gambling and party systems

Provided is a method of utilizing tokens or charms within gaming, gambling or party systems. The system is typically incorporated into a computer software program which operates an online gaming system. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180156721

Portable cortisol sensing platform based on compact uv light sources

Systems and methods for detecting a biological analyte are provided. The biological analyte can be, for example, cortisol. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180156649

Measuring tube and magneto-inductive flow measuring device

A measuring tube for a magneto-inductive flow measuring device, comprising a support tube and a liner arranged in the support tube wherein the support tube has on its inner surface a surface structure, which prevents a rotary movement of the liner in the measuring tube, and a magneto-inductive flow measuring device with such a measuring tube.. . ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180156341

Decoking control valve using dynamic rod seal

The decoking control valve includes a piston, a cylinder, and a hydraulic rod seal at the outlet ports. The piston can move translational inside the cylinder along a fixed direction. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180156211

Connected pump system controller and method of use

In some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for monitoring operation of a pump are provided. In some embodiments, a system comprises: a pressure switch, comprising: a pcb within a housing; a power supply; a wireless gateway module configured to establishes a wireless connection to a wireless network; a pressure sensor; a microcontroller that: establishes a second wireless connection to a mobile device; receives instructions from the mobile device; connect to the first wireless network based on the instructions; determine pressure; control operation of the pump based on the pressure; determine that a fault has occurred, automatically stop operation of the pump, and send a message to a server over the first wireless network; and receive instructions from the mobile device via the server and the first wireless network to change a setting of the pressure switch.. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180155888

Structure supported containment dike

Flexible containment tubes form sections of a dike for fluid containment. Structural supports are inserted into the flexible contain tubes and the tube sealed to form structure supported dike sections. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180155299

Azasteroidal mimics

An azasteroid mimic or an intermediate for the preparation of an azasteroid and azasteroid mimic is formed via an oxocycloalkenyl isoxazolium anhydrobase and its dimer. The dimer can be used to form mono- and dihydrazones, which can be an azasteroid mimic or an intermediate for the preparation of an azasteroid and azasteroid mimic. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180154948

Wood flooring with reinforced thermoplastic underlayer

An example reinforced wood flooring for use in forming a truck trailer or container floor may include a wood member. The wood member may include a plurality of wood strips that are attached together. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180154492

Hybrid tool with both fixed-abrasive and loose-abrasive phases

Various examples are provided for hybrid tools including fixed-abrasive and loose- abrasive phases. In one example, a hybrid tool for finishing an internal surface of a workpiece includes a metallic rod and magnetic abrasive bonded to one or more defined portions of the metallic rod by an adhesive that dissolves when n contact with a lubricant used to finish the internal surface of the workpiece. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180154068

Continuous and controlled irrigation system

An irrigation system for providing a continuous and controlled flow of a fluid, wherein said irrigation system may include a reservoir system comprising a plurality of containers of fluid; and a fluid transfer system in fluid connection with said reservoir system, said fluid transfer system comprising at least one fluid transfer head.. . ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153826

Materials and methods for the treatment of cystic fibrosis

In preferred embodiments, the invention pertains to the treatment of cystic fibrosis (cf) using an agonistic of casr. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention provides a method of treating cf in a subject by administering to the subject a composition comprising a calcimimetic. ... Flo Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153528

Coaxial biopsy needles

Various examples of methods, devices, apparatus and systems are provided for coaxial biopsy needles. In one example, a coaxial biopsy needle includes an external needle including cutting edges at a distal end, the external needle affixed to an outer casing of a syringe at a proximal end and an inner stylette coaxially located within the external needle, where the inner stylette is affixed to a plunger of the syringe at a proximal end. ... Flo Llc

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