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Metal organic frameworks for gas storage

B&a: 4053.022pct1 kaust: 2014-099-02 26 abstract embodiments provide a method of storing a compound using a metal organic framework (mof). The method includes contacting one or more mofs with a fluid and sorbing one or more compounds, such as o2 and ch4. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Compositions and methods of making and using metal-organic framework compositions

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a metal-organic framework (mof) composition comprising one or more metal ions, a plurality of organic ligands, and a solvent, wherein the one or more metal ions associate with the plurality of organic ligands sufficient to form a mof with kag topology. Embodiments of the present disclosure further include a method of making a mof composition comprising contacting one or more metal ions with a plurality of organic ligands in the presence of a solvent, sufficient to form a mof with kag topology, wherein the solvent comprises water only. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Inverter-based successive approximation capacitance-to-digital converter

An energy-efficient capacitance-to-digital converter (cdc) is provided that utilizes a capacitance-domain successive approximation (sar) technique. Unlike sar analog-to-digital converters (adcs), analysis shows that for sar cdcs, the comparator offset voltage will result in signal-dependent and parasitic-dependent conversion errors, which necessitates an op-amp-based implementation. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Functionalized sio2 microspheres for extracting oil from produced water

Functionalized material, methods of producing the functionalized material, and use thereof for separation processes such as but not limited to use for separating and extracting a dissolved organic foulant, charged contaminant or oily matter or any combination thereof from water, such as produced water, are provided. In an embodiment, the functionalized material is a mineral material, such as mica, silica (e.g. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Methylation biomarkers for breast cancer

Different combinations of methylation status based biomarkers can be used to test for breast cancer with high sensitivity and high specificity.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Single-readout high-density memristor crossbar

Methods are provided for mitigating problems caused by sneak-paths current during memory cell access in gateless arrays. Example methods contemplated herein utilize adaptive-threshold readout techniques that utilize the locality and hierarchy properties of the computer memory system to address this sneak-paths problem. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Reservoir resistivity characterization incorporating flow dynamics

Systems and methods for reservoir resistivity characterization are provided. In various aspects, an integrated framework for the estimation of archie's parameters for a strongly heterogeneous reservoir utilizing the dynamics of the reservoir are provided. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks with ana topology

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a zeolite-like metal-organic framework composition comprising a metal-organic framework composition with ana topology characterized by the formula [miii(4, 5-imidazole dicarboxylic acid)2x(solvent)a]n wherein miii comprises a trivalent cation of a rare earth element, x comprises an alkali metal element or alkaline earth metal element, and solvent comprises a guest molecule occupying pores. Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method of separating paraffins comprising contacting a zeolite-like metal-organic framework with ana topology with a flow of paraffins, and separating the paraffins by size.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Robust node estimation and topology discovery for large-scale networks

Various examples are provided for node estimation and topology discovery for networks. In one example, a method includes receiving a packet having an identifier from a first node; adding the identifier to another transmission packet based on a comparison between the first identifier and existing identifiers associated with the other packet; adjusting a transmit probability based on the comparison; and transmitting the other packet based on a comparison between the transmit probability and a probability distribution. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Conjugated polymer nanoparticles, methods of using, and methods of making

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for conjugated polymer nanoparticle, method of making conjugated polymer nanoparticles, method of using conjugated polymer nanoparticle, polymers, and the like.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Synthesis of vertically aligned metal oxide nanostructures

Metal oxide nanostructure and methods of making metal oxide nanostructures are provided. The metal oxide nanostructures can be 1-dimensional nanostructures such as nanowires, nanofibers, or nanotubes. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Scalable shape- and size-controlled synthesis of metal nano-alloys

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a continuous-flow reactor, methods of making metal nano-alloys, and metal nano-alloys.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Tunable rare-earth fcu-metal-organic frameworks

Metal organic framework compositions can have a face centered cubic structure.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Methods for reformation of gaseous hydrocarbons using electrical discharge

Methods for the reformation of gaseous hydrocarbons are provided. The methods can include forming a bubble containing the gaseous hydrocarbon in a liquid. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/26/18 / #20180213543

An improved scheduling algorithm for linear networks

In accordance with the present disclosure, embodiments of an exemplary scheduling controller module or device implement and improved scheduling process such that the targeted reduction in schedule length can be achieve while incurring minimal energy penalty by allowing for a large rate (or duration) selection alphabet.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/26/18 / #20180208464

Plasma devices for hydrocarbon reformation

Plasma devices for hydrocarbon reformation are provided. Methods of using the devices for hydrocarbon reformation are also provided. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/26/18 / #20180207590

Compositions of graphene materials with metal nanostructures and microstructures and methods of making and using including pressure sensors

Composition comprising at least one graphene material and at least one metal. The metal can be in the form of nano particles as well as microflakes, including single crystal microflakes. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/19/18 / #20180200702

Bi-metallic catalysts, methods of making, and uses thereof

Provided herein are bi-metallic catalysts, methods of making, and uses thereof. In some embodiments, the bi-metallic catalyst contains two different metal catalysts that can be used in hydrocarbon metathesis reactions, in some embodiments, the methods of making the bi-metallic catalysts can include two steps utilizing a surface organometallic chemistry approach in which the two different metal catalysts are sequentially grafted onto a support.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/12/18 / #20180198203

Non-invasive beam forming add-on module

An embodiment of a non-invasive beamforming add-on apparatus couples to an existing antenna port and rectifies the beam azimuth in the upstream and downstream directions. The apparatus comprises input circuitry that is configured to receive one or more signals from a neighboring node of the linear wireless sensor network; first amplifier circuitry configured to adjust an amplitude of a respective received signal in accordance with a weighting coefficient and invoke a desired phase to a carrier frequency of the received signal thereby forming a first amplified signal; and second amplifier circuitry configured to adjust a gain of the first amplified signal towards upstream and downstream neighbors of the linear wireless sensor in the linear wireless sensor network.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/12/18 / #20180198009

Deformable paper origami optoelectronic devices

Deformable optoelectronic devices are provided, including photodetectors, photodiodes, and photovoltaic cells. The devices can be made on a variety of paper substrates, and can include a plurality of fold segments in the paper substrate creating a deformable pattern. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/12/18 / #20180195990

Gas sensors and methods of detecting gas

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a gas sensor comprising a gas-sensing material including a metal-organic framework with fcu topology and a substrate with a pair of electrodes proximate to the gas-sensing material, wherein the gas sensor is configured to detect toxic gas. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe a method of detecting gas comprising contacting a gas sensor including a metal-organic framework with fcu topology with a gas/vapour composition including at least one toxic gas, capturing the at least one toxic gas from the fluid composition, and measuring an electrical property to detect a presence of the at least one toxic gas.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/12/18 / #20180195182

Scalable photoreactor for hydrogen production

Provided herein are scalable photoreactors that can include a membrane-free water-splitting electrolyzer and systems that can include a plurality of membrane-free water-splitting electrolyzers. Also provided herein are methods of using the scalable photoreactors provided herein.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/05/18 / #20180190959

Nonostructured metal organic material electrode separators and methods therefor

Provided herein are nano structured electrode separators comprising metal organic materials capable of attaching to one or more electrodes and electrically insulating at least one electrode while allowing migration of ionic charge carriers through the nanostructured electrode separator. Methods of using such electrode separators include positioning a nanostructured electrode separator between two electrodes of an electrochemical cell.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/05/18 / #20180186930

Use of additives to fine-tune the composition of carbonate units in a polymer formed by copolymerization of co2 with epoxide: application to the synthesis of polycarbonate-based block copolymers and of telechelics

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method of making a polycarbonate, comprising contacting one or more cyclic monomers and carbon dioxide in the presence of one or more of a lewis acid catalyst, an initiator, and an ionic liquid; and agitating, sufficient to copolymerize the one or more cyclic monomers and carbon dioxide to create a polycarbonate. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe a method of controlling a polymer composition, comprising contacting one or more cyclic monomers and carbon dioxide; adjusting an amount of one or more of a lewis acid catalyst, an ionic liquid, and an initiator in the presence of the one or more cyclic monomers and carbon dioxide, sufficient to selectively modify a resulting polycarbonate; and agitating, sufficient to copolymerize the one or more cyclic monomers and carbon dioxide to create the polycarbonate.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/05/18 / #20180184651

Plant growth promoters and methods of using them

New plant growth regulators, including compounds and compositions, and methods of use including for promoting root growth. The compounds are carotenoid oxidation products, and a preferred example is 3-oh-β-apo-13-carotenone. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/28/18 / #20180179126

Process for compound transformation

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of using a catalytic system to chemically transform a compound (e.g., a hydrocarbon). In an embodiment, the method does not employ grafting the catalyst prior to catalysis. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/21/18 / #20180174788

Liquid dielectric electrostatic mems switch and method of fabrication thereof

A microelectromechanical system (mems) switch with liquid dielectric and a method of fabrication thereof are provided. In the context of the mems switch, a mems switch is provided including a cantilevered source switch, a first actuation gate disposed parallel to the cantilevered source switch, a first drain disposed parallel to a movable end of the cantilevered source switch, and a liquid dielectric disposed within a housing of the microelectromechanical system switch.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/21/18 / #20180169592

Hollow fiber structures, methods of use thereof, methods of making, and pressure-retarded processes

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for composite materials, methods of making composite materials, methods of using composite materials, and the like. In particular, the present application relates to hollow fibers and to pressure-retarded osmosis systems comprising said fibers. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/14/18 / #20180166134

Compensated readout of a memristor array, a memristor array readout circuit, and method of fabrication thereof

A method for readout of a gated memristor array, a memristor array readout circuit and method of fabrication thereof are provided. In the context of the method, the method includes selecting a row of a memristor array associated with a desired cell, measuring the value of the selected memristor row, and selecting a column of a memristor array associated with the desired cell. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/31/18 / #20180149619

Electrostatically actuated torsional resonant sensors and switches

Embodiments in accordance of a torsional resonant sensor disclosure is configured to actuate a beam structure using electrostatic actuation with an ac harmonic load (e.g., ac and dc voltage sources) that is activated upon detecting a particular agent having a mass above a predefined level. In various embodiments, the beam structure may be different types of resonant structures that is at least partially coated or layered with a selective material.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/31/18 / #20180149588

In-situ non-invasive device for early detection of fouling in aquatic systems

An in-situ, non-destructive sensor device, system and method are provided to detect or assess fouling at a very early stage of development. They can be used to detect or assess fouling on a surface of an aquatic system. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/24/18 / #20180140362

Method, apparatus, and system for utilizing augmented reality to improve surgery

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for utilizing augmented reality visualization to assist surgery. An example method includes generating a three dimensional reconstruction of an image stack representing a target area of a patient, and superimposing, by a head-mounted display, a projection of the three dimensional reconstruction onto a field of view of a user. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/17/18 / #20180133752

Method of fabricating patterned crystal structures

A method of manufacturing a patterned crystal structure for includes depositing an amorphous material. The amorphous material is modified such that a first portion of the amorphous thin-film layer has a first height/volume and a second portion of the amorphous thin-film layer has a second height/volume greater than the first portion. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/03/18 / #20180120244

X-ray diffraction imaging of material microstructures

Various examples are provided for x-ray imaging of the microstructure of materials. In one example, a system for non-destructive material testing includes an x-ray source configured to generate a beam spot on a test item; a grid detector configured to receive x-rays diffracted from the test object; and a computing device configured to determine a microstructure image based at least in part upon a diffraction pattern of the x-rays diffracted from the test object. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/03/18 / #20180120233

Analytic device including nanstructures

A device for detecting an analyte in a sample comprising: an array including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a nanochain comprising: a first nanostructure, a second nanostructure, and a third nanostructure, wherein size of the first nanostructure is larger than that of the second nanostructure, and size of the second nanostructure is larger than that of the third nanostructure, and wherein the first nanostructure, the second nanostructure, and the third nanostructure are positioned on a substrate such that when the nanochain is excited by an energy, an optical field between the second nanostructure and the third nanostructure is stronger than an optical field between the first nanostructure and the second nanostructure, wherein the array is configured to receive a sample; and a detector arranged to collect spectral data from a plurality of pixels of the array.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/03/18 / #20180118884

Use of co2 for the synthesis of cyclic glycocarbonates and linear polyglycocarbonates by polycondensation from glycans

Provided herein are methods for synthesizing cyclic carbonates, glycocarbonates, and polyglycocarbonates by reacting polyol glycans with carbon dioxide. Synthesis can include selective polycondensation of polyol glycan hydroxyl moieties.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/05/18 / #20180098139

Piezoelectric array elements for sound reconstruction with a digital input

Various examples are provided for digital sound reconstruction using piezoelectric array elements. In one example, a digital loudspeaker includes a fixed frame and an array of transducers disposed on the fixed frame. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/05/18 / #20180093250

Highly stable [mambf6-n(o/h2o)n(ligand)2(solvent)x]n metal organic frameworks

Provided herein are metal organic frameworks having high selectivity and stability in the present of gases and vapors including h2s, h2o, and co2. Metal organic frameworks can comprise metal nodes and n-donor organic ligands. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/29/18 / #20180087722

Ultrabroad linewidth orange-emitting nanowires led for high cri laser-based white lighting and gigahertz communications

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a white light illumination system using ingan-based orange nanowires (nws) led, in conjunction with a blue ld for high speed optical wireless communications. By changing the relative intensities of an ultrabroad linewidth orange led and narrow-linewidth blue ld components, a hybrid led/ld device achieves correlated color temperature (cct) ranging from 3000 k to above 6000k with color rendering index (cri) values reaching 83.1. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/22/18 / #20180080136

Methods of phosphidation and structures made therefrom

The present disclosure provides for methods of phosphidation, catalysts formed from phosphidation, and methods of producing hz.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/08/18 / #20180069486

Rf-to-dc power converters for wireless powering

Various examples are provided related to radio frequency (rf) to direct current (dc) power conversion. In one example, a rf-to-dc converter includes a fully cross-coupled rectification circuit including a pair of forward rectifying transistors and a feedback circuit configured to provide feedback bias signals to gates of the pair of forward rectifying transistors via feedback branch elements. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/08/18 / #20180069185

Photodetectors and photovoltaic devices

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a photodetector and/or photovoltaic device comprising a semiconducting substrate and a solution including at least gqd and pedot:pss, the solution deposited as a layer on the semiconducting substrate. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe a method of fabricating a photodetector and/or photovoltaic device comprising contacting an amount of gqd with pedot:pss sufficient to form a solution; and depositing the solution as a layer on a semiconducting substrate.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/08/18 / #20180068039

Method and apparatus for enhanced modeling and analysis of materials

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for modeling of materials and visualization of properties of the materials. An example method includes receiving data describing a set of properties of a material, and computing, by a processor and based on the received data, geometric features of the material. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/08/18 / #20180066383

Methods of preparation of organometallic halide structures

Methods of growing organometallic halide structures such as amx3 single crystal organometallic halide perovskites, using the inverse temperature solubility.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/01/18 / #20180062766

Systems and methods for underwater illumination, survey, and wireless optical communications

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe an underwater optical communication and illumination system employing laser diodes directly encoded with data, including spectrally efficient orthogonal frequency division multiplex quadrature amplitude modulation (qam-ofdm) data. A broadband light source may be utilized to provide both illumination to an underwater field of interest and underwater optical communication from the field of interest to a remote location.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/01/18 / #20180055359

Wound dressing with reusable electronics for wireless monitoring

A wound dressing device with reusable electronics for wireless monitoring and a method of making the same are provided. The device can be a smart device. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/22/18 / #20180052219

Direct closed-form covariance matrix and finite alphabet constant-envelope waveforms for planar array beampatterns

Various examples of methods and systems are provided for direct closed-form finite alphabet constant-envelope waveforms for planar array beampatterns. In one example, a method includes defining a waveform covariance matrix based at least in part upon a two-dimensional fast fourier transform (2d-fft) analysis of a frequency domain matrix hf associated with a planar array of antennas. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/22/18 / #20180051134

Copolymerization of carbon dioxide and cyclic monomers to form polycarbonates

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe initiating systems comprising an activator and an initiator, wherein the activator includes an alkyl borane or alkyl aluminum, wherein the initiator includes an organic cation and either an alkali metal or a compound containing an active protic hydrogen. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe methods of making a polycarbonate comprising contacting a cyclic monomer and carbon dioxide in the presence of an activator and an initiator to form a polycarbonate, wherein the catalyst is one or more of an alkyl borane and alkyl aluminum, wherein the initiator includes an organic cation and either an alkali metal or a compound containing an active protic hydrogen.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/22/18 / #20180049997

Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (cetp) inhibition in the treatment of cancer

In one embodiment, the invention provides methods of treatment which use therapeutically effective amounts of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (cetp) inhibitors to treat a variety of cancers. In certain embodiments, the inhibitor is a cetp-inhibiting small molecule, cetp-inhibiting antisense oligonucleotide, cetp-inhibiting sirna or a cetp-inhibiting antibody. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/15/18 / #20180043760

Vehicle rescue system

Disclosed are various embodiment of a vehicle rescue system. The vehicle rescue system may include a gas chamber that is attached to a vehicle, the gas chamber comprising an enclosed cavity; a gas tube that is connected to the gas chamber, the gas tube being filled with a gas; and an inflation control module attached to the gas chamber, the inflation control module being configured to control a release of the gas from the gas tube into the gas chamber, wherein releasing the gas inflates the gas chamber.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/08/18 / #20180040700

Electronic device with a graphene device and semiconductor device formed on a common semiconductor substrate

A method for producing an electronic device involves forming a graphene precursor on a first portion of a common semiconductor substrate, forming a graphene layer on the graphene precursor, and forming a semiconductor device on a second portion of the common semiconductor substrate.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/01/18 / #20180028977

Osmotically and thermally isolated forward osmosis-membrane distillation (fo-md) integrated module for water treatment applications

An integrated forward osmosis-membrane distillation (fo-md) module and systems and methods incorporating the module is disclosed providing higher efficiencies and using less energy. The fo-md module is osmotically and thermally isolated. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/25/18 / #20180023952

Mems mass-spring-damper systems using an out-of-plane suspension scheme

Mems mass-spring-damper systems (including mems gyroscopes and accelerometers) using an out-of-plane (or vertical) suspension scheme, wherein the suspensions are normal to the proof mass, are disclosed. Such out-of-plane suspension scheme helps such mems mass-spring-damper systems achieve inertial grade performance. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/18/18 / #20180018787

System and method for three-dimensional image reconstruction using an absolute orientation sensor

A three-dimensional image reconstruction system includes an image capture device, an inertial measurement unit (imu), and an image processor. The image capture device captures image data. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/18/18 / #20180017473

Methods of analyzing carbon nanostructures, methods of preparation of analytes from carbon nanostructures, and systems for analyzing carbon nanostructures

Provided herein is a method determining the concentration of impurities in a carbon material, comprising: mixing a flux and a carbon material to form a mixture, wherein the carbon material is selected from the group consisting of graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerene, carbon onions, graphite, carbon fibers, and a combination thereof; heating the mixture using microwave energy to form fused materials; dissolution of the fused materials in an acid mixture; and measuring the concentration of one or more impurities.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/18/18 / #20180017392

Apparatus, system, and method for traffic

An apparatus, system, and method for traffic monitory can have a lagrangian inertial measurement unit. The lagrangian inertial measurement unit can have a processor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and/or a wireless transmitter. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/11/18 / #20180011033

Water-cut sensor system

Provided in some embodiments is a method of manufacturing a pipe conformable water-cut sensors system. Provided in some embodiments is method for manufacturing a water-cut sensor system that includes providing a helical t-resonator, a helical ground conductor, and a separator at an exterior of a cylindrical pipe. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/11/18 / #20180009006

System and method for conveying an assembly

A cleaning system and method can include a leading carriage assembly attached to a brush assembly and can be configured to drive the brush assembly. A trailing carriage assembly can be configured to move along a track. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/04/18 / #20180007151

Method and apparatus for scheduling broadcasts in social networks

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for maximizing consumption of broadcasts by a producer. An example method includes receiving selection of a total number of time slots to use for scheduling broadcasts, and receiving information regarding the producer's followers. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/04/18 / #20180003150

Energy harvesting water vehicle

An efficient energy harvesting (eeh) water vehicle is disclosed. The base of the eeh water vehicle is fabricated with rolling cylindrical drums that can rotate freely in the same direction of the water medium. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/04/18 / #20180000799

3-alkyl pyridinium compound from red sea sponge with potent antiviral activity

Method for treating a viral infection in a patient, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising a moiety represented by figure (i), wherein r1 is a saturated or unsaturated bivalent hydrocarbon group. Viruses subject to treatment can include hiv and flaviviruses such as west nile, dengue, or hepatitis c virus. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/04/18 / #20180000787

Alkaloids from sponge, scaffolds for the inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus (hiv)

Anti-viral compounds with low cytotoxicity are identified from screening of products found in red sea sponges, including the sponge stylissa carteri. The identified compounds can be brominated pyrrole-2-aminoimidazole alkaloids and derivatives thereof. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/28/17 / #20170373250

Optoelectronic devices, low temperature preparation methods, and improved electron transport layers

An optoelectronic device such as a photovoltaic device which has at least one layer, such as an electron transport layer, which comprises a plurality of alternating, oppositely charged layers including metal oxide layers. The metal oxide can be zinc oxide. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/28/17 / #20170370620

Localized environment characterization device

Various apparatuses and methods are provided for measuring the likely environmental impact of a particular geographic location on power generation properties of potential solar installations at the particular location. In an example embodiment of one such apparatus, a measurement device is provided. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/28/17 / #20170370587

Systems and methods for controlling flame instability

A system for controlling flame instability. The system may include a nozzle coupled to a fuel supply line, an insulation housing coupled to the nozzle, a combustor coupled to the nozzle via the insulation housing, where the combustor is grounded, a pressure sensor coupled to the combustor and configured to detect pressure in the combustor, and an instability controlling assembly coupled to the pressure sensor and to an alternating current power supply. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/28/17 / #20170370024

Semi-metallic, strong conductive polymer microfiber, method and fast response rate actuators and heating textiles

A method comprising: providing at least one first composition comprising at least one conjugated polymer and at least one solvent, wet spinning the at least one first composition to form at least one first fiber material, hot-drawing the at least one fiber to form at least one second fiber material. In lead embodiments, high-performance poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene)/poly(styrenesulfonate) (pedot/pss) conjugated polymer microfibers were fabricated via wet-spinning followed by hot-drawing. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/21/17 / #20170366304

Enhanced performance hybrid-arq

Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods are provided for enhancing hybrid automatic repeat request (arq) performance. In an example method, a communication device transmits a first element of a vector, where the vector is selected using the information bits to be transmitted as an index in a code book. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/21/17 / #20170365779

All-printed paper memory

All-printed paper-based substrate memory devices are described. In an embodiment, a paper-based memory device is prepared by coating one or more areas of a paper substrate with a conductor material such as a carbon paste, to form a first electrode of a memory, depositing a layer of insulator material, such as titanium dioxide, over one or more areas of the conductor material, and depositing a layer of metal over one or more areas of the insulator material to form a second electrode of the memory. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/21/17 / #20170363535

In-line quantification and characterization of membrane fouling

Methods of detecting, quantifying and/or characterizing the fouling of a device from a combination of pressure and spectroscopic data are provided. The device can be any device containing components susceptible to fouling. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/21/17 / #20170362143

Xylene isomerization

A process for producing xylenes, in particular para-xylene that is less energy intensive than conventional processes is provided. In an embodiment the process comprises contacting a feed mixture in an isomerization zone with a catalyst at isomerization conditions and producing an isomerized product comprising a higher proportion of p-xylene than in the feed mixture, wherein the catalyst comprises an acidic sulfonated catalytic membrane. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/21/17 / #20170361277

Vacuumed gap membrane distillation (vagmed) module, multi-stage vagmed systems, and vagmed processes

Vacuumed gap membrane distillation (vagmed) modules, and multi-stage vagmed systems and processes using the modules are provided. In an embodiment, the membrane distillation modules can comprise: a) a condenser including a condensation surface; b) a first passageway having an inlet for receiving a first feed stream and an outlet through which the first stream can pass out of the first passageway, the first passageway configured to bring the first feed stream into thermal communication with the condensation surface; c) an evaporator including a permeable evaporation surface allowing condensable gas to pass there through; d) a second passageway having an inlet for receiving a second feed stream and an outlet through which the second feed stream can pass out of the second passageway, the second passageway configured to bring the second feed stream into communication with the permeable evaporation surface; and e) an enclosure providing a vacuum compartment within which the condenser, the evaporator and the first and second passageways of the module are contained.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

12/07/17 / #20170350830

Systems and methods for determining water-cut of a fluid mixture

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for measuring the water content (or water-cut) of a fluid mixture. Provided in some embodiments is a water-cut sensor system that includes a helical t-resonator, a helical ground conductor, and a separator provided at an exterior of a cylindrical pipe. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

11/23/17 / #20170336272

Magnetic nanocomposite sensor

A magnetic nanocomposite device is described herein for a wide range of sensing applications. The device utilizes the permanent magnetic behavior of the nanowires to allow operation without the application of an additional magnetic field to magnetize the nanowires, which simplifies miniaturization and integration into microsystems. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

11/16/17 / #20170326504

Grafted membranes and substrates having surfaces with switchable superoleophilicity and superoleophobicity and applications thereof

Disclosed herein are surface-modified membranes and other surface-modified substrates exhibiting switchable oleophobicity and oleophilicity in aqueous media. These membranes and substrates may be used for variety of applications, including controllable oil/water separation processes, oil spill cleanup, and oil/water purification. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

10/26/17 / #20170306726

Stuck pipe prediction

Disclosed are various embodiments for a prediction application to predict a stuck pipe. A linear regression model is generated from hook load readings at corresponding bit depths. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

10/12/17 / #20170291811

Multi-frequency excitation

Embodiments of multi-frequency excitation are described. In various embodiments, a natural frequency of a device may be determined. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

10/05/17 / #20170284966

Corrosion detection of nanowires by magnetic sensors

Disclosed are various embodiments related to a corrosion detection device for detecting corrosive environments. A corrosion detection device comprises a magnetic sensor and at least one magnetic nanowire disposed on the magnetic sensor. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

10/05/17 / #20170284662

Apparatuses and methods for combustion and material synthesis

Combustion apparatuses (e.g., burners) and methods, such as those configured to encourage mixing of fluid, flame stability, and synthesis of materials (e.g., nano-particles), among other things.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

09/21/17 / #20170267577

Compositions and methods for micropatterning superhydrophobic surfaces

Described herein are patterned superhydrophobic surfaces, substrates, devices, and systems including the patterned superhydrophobic surfaces, and methods of making and uses thereof.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/31/17 / #20170248051

On-board co2 capture and storage with metal organic framework

In general, this disclosure describes method of capturing and storing co2 on a vehicle. The method includes contacting an vehicle exhaust gas with one or more of a first metal organic framework (mof) composition sufficient to separate co2 from the exhaust gas, contacting the separated co2 with one or more of a second mof composition sufficient to store the co2 and wherein the one or more first mof composition comprises one or more sifsix-n-m mof and wherein m is a metal and n is 2 or 3. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/31/17 / #20170246621

Novel imines with tunable nucleophilicity and steric properties through metal coordination: applications as ligands and metalloorganocatalysts

The invention describes phospho-amino pincer-type ligands, metal complexes thereof, and catalytic methods comprising such metal complexes for conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol, conversion of aldehydes into alcohols, conversion of aldehydes in the presence of a trifluoromethylation agent into trifluorinated secondary alcohols, cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to an epoxide to provide cyclic carbonates or preparation of an amide from the combination of an alcohol and an amine.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/31/17 / #20170246615

Fabrication of metal organic framework materials using a layer-by-layer spin coating approach

Embodiments describe a method of depositing an mof, including depositing a metal solution onto a substrate, spinning the substrate sufficient to spread the metal solution, depositing an organic ligand solution onto the substrate and spinning the substrate sufficient to spread the organic ligand solution and form a mof layer.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/31/17 / #20170246614

Fuel upgrading and reforming with metal organic framework

Systems and methods for separating hydrocarbons on an internal combustion powered vehicle via one or more metal organic frameworks are disclosed. Systems and methods can further include utilizing separated hydrocarbons and exhaust to generate hydrogen gas for use as fuel. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/31/17 / #20170246584

Trace and low concentration co2 removal methods and apparatus utilizing metal organic frameworks

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for removing trace and low concentration co2 from fluids using sifsix-n-m mofs, wherein n is at least two and m is a metal. In some embodiments, the metal is zinc or copper. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/24/17 / #20170244019

Flexible and foldable paper-substrate thermoelectric generator (teg)

Flexible and foldable paper-substrate thermoelectric generators (tegs) and methods for making the paper-substrate tegs are disclosed. A method includes depositing a plurality of thermocouples in series on a paper substrate to create a paper-substrate teg, wherein the plurality of thermocouples is deposited between two contact points of the paper-substrate teg. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/24/17 / #20170240434

Enhanced metal recovery through oxidation in liquid and/or supercritical carbon dioxide

Process for enhanced metal recovery from, for example, metal-containing feedstock using liquid and/or supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and a source of oxidation. The oxidation agent can be free of complexing agent. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/17/17 / #20170237996

Real-time lossless compression of depth streams

Various examples are provided for lossless compression of data streams. In one example, a z-lossless (zls) compression method includes generating compacted depth information by condensing information of a depth image and a compressed binary representation of the depth image using histogram compaction and decorrelating the compacted depth information to produce bitplane slicing of residuals by spatial prediction. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/17/17 / #20170236651

Organometallic halide perovskite single crystals having low defect density and methods of preparation thereof

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for single crystal organometallic halide perovskites, methods of making, methods of use, devices incorporating single crystal organometallic halide perovskites, and the like.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/17/17 / #20170234554

Climate control systems using pozzolan materials

A system and method for conditioning air is provided that optimizes the use of sustainable and locally sourced materials with agrarian, residential, and industrial applications. The system can be formed with a porous siliceous, or siliceous and aluminous material that is sufficiently porous, to allow conditioning fluid to flow there through. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

08/10/17 / #20170225127

Method of making reaction induced phase separation membranes and uses thereof

Provided herein are methods of making asymmetric membranes comprising a first layer and a second layer. The methods include preparing a polymeric solution comprising one or more polymers, casting the polymeric solution to form a polymeric film, contacting the polymeric film with a solvent comprising a crosslinker under conditions to form a first layer on the top of the film, wherein the first layer is dense and solvent resistant, and contacting the polymeric film having the dense, solvent-resistant first layer with a non-solvent solution under conditions that form a porous second layer on the bottom of the film.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/27/17 / #20170210101

Asymmetric polymeric membranes containing a metal-rich dense layer with a controlled thickness and method of making same

A structure, and methods of making the structure are provided in which the structure can include: a membrane having a first layer and a second layer, the first layer comprising polymer chains formed with coordination complexes with metal ions, and the second layer consisting of a porous support layer formed of polymer chains substantially, if not completely, lacking the presence of metal ions. The structure can be an asymmetric polymeric membrane containing a metal-rich layer as the first layer. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/27/17 / #20170209412

Treatment of sickle cell disease

The present invention includes embodiments for treatment and/or prevention of sickle cell disease that employ hydroxyfasudil or isocoronarin d alone or either in conjunction with each other or an inducer of hbf production. The compounds may act synergistically, and the compounds employed circumvent the side effects seen with hydroxyurea.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/20/17 / #20170205826

Structure from motion (sfm) processing for unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)

A method of imaging an area using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) collects a plurality of images from a sensor mounted to the uav. The plurality of images are processed to detect regions that require additional imaging and an updated flight plan and sensor gimbal position plan is created to capture portions of the area identified as requiring additional imaging.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/20/17 / #20170203261

Fabrication of highly co2 selective metal organic framework membrane using liquid phase epitaxy approach

Embodiments include a method of making a metal organic framework membrane comprising contacting a substrate with a solution including a metal ion and contacting the substrate with a solution including an organic ligand, sufficient to form one or more layers of a metal organic framework on a substrate. Embodiments further include a defect-free metal organic framework membrane comprising msif6(pyz)2, wherein m is a metal, wherein the thickness of the membrane is less than 1,000 μm, and wherein the metal organic has a growth orientation along the [110] plane relative to a substrate.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

07/06/17 / #20170190842

O-hydroxy-functionalized diamines, polyimides, methods of making each, and methods of use

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for an ortho (o)-hydroxy-functionalized diamine, a method of making an o-hydroxy-functionalized diamine, an o-hydroxy-functionalized diamine-based polyimide, a method of making an o-hydroxy-functionalized diamine imide, methods of gas separation, and the like.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/22/17 / #20170179873

System and method for conveying an assembly

Cleaning system (100) including a brush assembly (102) for cleaning solar panels (106). The brush assembly has at least one rotatable brush (403) having a rotational axis. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/15/17 / #20170166696

Method of preparing well-defined polypeptides via rop

A process for living ring-opening polymerization can include exposing an n-carboxyanhydride monomer to an initiator that includes a first primary amine covalently linked to a first electron donor by a first linking group to form a polyamide polymer. The initiator can include a second primary amine, optionally a second electron donor, and optionally a third electron donor.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/15/17 / #20170165629

Systems and methods for producing electrical discharges in compositions

Systems and methods configured to produce electrical discharges in compositions, such as those, for example, configured to produce electrical discharges in compositions that comprise mixtures of materials, such as a mixture of a material having a high dielectric constant and a material having a low dielectric constant (e.g., a composition of a liquid having a high dielectric constant and a liquid having a low dielectric constant, a composition of a solid having a high dielectric constant and a liquid having a low dielectric constant, and similar compositions), and further systems and methods configured to produce materials, such as through material modification and/or material synthesis, in part, resulting from producing electrical discharges in compositions.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

06/08/17 / #20170158588

Utilization and recycling of emitted carbon dioxide

Provided herein are methods for catalytically hydrogenating carbon dioxide to produce oxygenated hydrocarbons and catalysts for use in same.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/18/17 / #20170137450

Green methods for preparing highly co2 selective and h2s tolerant metal organic frameworks

A green route for preparing a metal organic framework include mixing metal precursor with a ligand precursor to form a solvent-free mixture; adding droplets of water to the mixture; heating the mixture at a first temperature after adding the water; and isolating the metal organic framework material including the metal and the ligand.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

05/04/17 / #20170124863

System and method for traffic signal timing estimation

A method and system for estimating traffic signals. The method and system can include constructing trajectories of probe vehicles from gps data emitted by the probe vehicles, estimating traffic signal cycles, combining the estimates, and computing the traffic signal timing by maximizing a scoring function based on the estimates. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/27/17 / #20170114351

Targeted viral-mediated plant genome editing using crispr /cas9

The present disclosure provides a viral-mediated genome-editing platform that facilitates multiplexing, obviates stable transformation, and is applicable across plant species. The rna2 genome of the tobacco rattle virus (trv) was engineered to carry and systemically deliver a guide rna molecules into plants overexpressing cas9 endonuclease. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/27/17 / #20170114157

Cationic polymers and porous materials

According to one or more embodiments, cationic polymers may be produced which include one or more monomers containing cations. Such cationic polymers may be utilized as structure directing agents to form mesoporous zeolites. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/27/17 / #20170113204

Metal-organic materials for c02 adsorption

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for metal-organic materials (moms), systems that exhibit permanent porosity and using hydrophobic moms to separate components in a gas, methods of separating co2 from a gas, and the like.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

04/06/17 / #20170096394

Design, synthesis and characterization of metal organic frameworks

A molecular building block composition can include a metal ion component; and a ligand component including a core including at least one functional group associated with the metal ion component and the core.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/23/17 / #20170080424

A microfluidic device that separates cells

Devices and methods for separating cells include a membrane that allows cells to pass from a first chamber to a second chamber.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/09/17 / #20170067323

Multi data reservoir history matching and uncertainty quantification framework

A multi-data reservoir history matching and uncertainty quantification framework is provided. The framework can utilize multiple data sets such as production, seismic, electromagnetic, gravimetric and surface deformation data for improving the history matching process. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

03/02/17 / #20170059492

Systems and methods for determining water-cut of a fluid mixture

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for measuring the water content (or water-cut) of a fluid mixture. Provided in some embodiments is a water-cut sensor system that includes a t-resonator, a ground conductor, and a separator. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/23/17 / #20170049612

Smart thermal patch for adaptive thermotherapy

A smart thermal patch for adaptive thermotherapy is provided. In an embodiment, the patch can be a stretchable, non-polymeric, conductive thin film flexible and non-invasive body integrated mobile thermal heater with wireless control capabilities that can be used to provide adaptive thermotherapy. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/16/17 / #20170046557

System and method for image reconstruction, analysis, and/or de-noising

A method and system can analyze, reconstruct, and/or denoise an image. The method and system can include interpreting a signal as a potential of a schrödinger operator, decomposing the signal into squared eigenfunctions, reducing a design parameter of the schrödinger operator, analyzing discrete spectra of the schrödinger operator and combining the analysis of the discrete spectra to construct the image.. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

02/02/17 / #20170029793

Dna polymerases from the red sea brine pool

A dna polymerase composition for amplifying nucleic acids can be tolerant of extreme conditions.. . ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/26/17 / #20170025002

Apparatus, system, and method for roadway monitoring

An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring traffic and roadway water conditions. Traffic flow and roadway flooding is monitored concurrently through a wireless sensor network. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

01/05/17 / #20170001184

Alkane metathesis catalyst, methods of use and the preparation thereof

The invention concerns an alkane metathesis catalyst, its production and use. The catalyst comprises a group v, vi or vii metal alkyl with the metal in its highest oxidation state, preferably ta or w, and the alkyl of c1-c4, preferably together with alkylidene and/or alkylidyne ligands, in particular -me, ═ch2 and ≡ch, on a metal oxide support, preferably silica partially dehydroxylated at 200 or 700° c. ... King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology








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