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 new patent  Hierarchically controlled inside-out doping of mg nanocomposites for moderate temperature hydrogen storage

A nickel-doped mg nanocrystals encapsulated by molecular-sieving reduced graphene oxide (rgo) layers is disclosed. Dual-channel doping, which combines external (rgo strain) and internal (ni doping) mechanisms, efficiently promotes both hydriding and dehydriding processes of mg nanocrystals, simultaneously improving both the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of the material. ... Sandia Corporation

 new patent  Halo-containing anion exchange membranes and methods thereof

The present invention relates to functionalized polymers including a poly(phenylene) structure having modifications suitable for an anion exchange membrane. Exemplary modifications include use of a cationic moiety and a halo moiety. ... Sandia Corporation

Integrated solar photovoltaic devices and systems

Solar pv devices are disclosed, wherein these devices are produced as an integral part of a structural panel. The structural panel may subsequently be used in any number of ways, including being made an integral part of a building structure such as a wall or a roof or another type of barrier structure, or simply a stand-alone array or even a retrofit addition to an existing structure. ... Sandia Corporation

Single-source synthesis of ceramic oxide nanoparticles

The tris(trimethylsilyl)silanol (h-sst) ligand can be reacted with a group 4 or 5 metal alkoxides in a solvent to form an sst-modified metal alkoxide precursor. Exemplary group 4 precursors include [ti(sst)2(or)2] (or=opri, obut, onep); [ti(sst)3(obun)]; [zr(sst)2(obut)2(py)]; [zr(sst)3(or)] (or=obut, onep); [hf(sst)2(obut)2]; and [hf(sst)2(onep)2(py)n] (n=1, 2), where opri=och(ch3)2, obut=oc(ch3)3, obun=o(ch2)3ch3, onep=och2c(ch3)3, and py=pyridine. ... Sandia Corporation

Multi-resonant feedback control of multiple degree-of-freedom wave energy converters

Multi-resonant control of a 3 degree-of-freedom (heave-pitch-surge) wave energy converter enables energy capture that can be in the order of three times the energy capture of a heave-only wave energy converter. The invention uses a time domain feedback control strategy that is optimal based on the criteria of complex conjugate control. ... Sandia Corporation

Multi-resonant feedback control of a single degree-of-freedom wave energy converter

A multi-resonant wide band controller decomposes the wave energy converter control problem into sub-problems; an independent single-frequency controller is used for each sub-problem. Thus, each sub-problem controller can be optimized independently. ... Sandia Corporation

Model predictive control of parametric excited pitch-surge modes in wave energy converters

A parametric excitation dynamic model is used for a three degrees-of-freedom (3-dof) wave energy converter. Since the heave motion is uncoupled from the pitch and surge modes, the pitch-surge equations of motion can be treated as a linear time varying system, or a linear system with parametric excitation. ... Sandia Corporation

Pseudo-spectral method to control three-degree-of-freedom wave energy converters

The invention provides optimal control of a three-degree-of-freedom wave energy converter using a pseudo-spectral control method. The three modes are the heave, pitch and surge. ... Sandia Corporation

Electroless process for depositing refractory metals

The invention provides an inexpensive, scalable process for coating materials with a film of a refractory metal. As an example, the immersion process can comprise the deposition of a sacrificial zinc coating which is galvanically displaced by the ether-mediated reduction of oxophilic wcl6 to form a complex woxcly film, and subsequently annealed to crystalline, metallic tungsten. ... Sandia Corporation

Method of removing dissolved silica from waste water

Dissolved silica is ubiquitous in impaired waters, a fouling agent in desalination membranes, resistant to existing antiscalants, and difficult to remove from power plant feed waters, thereby inhibiting long term reuse of industrial water. According to the present invention, an inorganic anion exchanger, hydrotalcite (htc), can provide highly selective removal of silica from aqueous solutions. ... Sandia Corporation

Subsurface radio

A method for subsurface radio communication includes transmitting voice data through a subsurface environment, by a transmitter of a radio transceiver. The voice data is received through the subsurface environment, by a receiver of the radio transceiver. ... Sandia Corporation

Severe plastic deformation of iron-cobalt-vanadium alloys

Severe mechanical deformation in addition to thermal processing can be used to produce microstructural refinement in iron-cobalt-vanadium alloys. As an example, significant grain refinement through equal channel angular extrusion (ecae), also known as equal channel angular pressing (ecap), at high temperatures was demonstrated in bulk hiperco soft magnetic alloy. ... Sandia Corporation

Generation of mesoporous materials using multiphase surfactant systems

The present invention relates to the discovery that mesoporous silica nanoparticles may be modified in pore size from the natural mesophase by generating mesoporous materials in binary, ternary or multiphase surfactant systems to produce biphasic, triphasic or multiphase mesoporous structures. Thus, the present invention relates to methods of producing biphase, triphasic and multiphase mesoporous structures with finely tuned mesopore size and protocells which are produced therefrom and mesoporous silica nanoparticles obtained therefrom. ... Sandia Corporation

Amplification of biological targets via on-chip culture for biosensing

The present invention, in part, relates to methods and apparatuses for on-chip amplification and/or detection of various targets, including biological targets and any amplifiable targets. In some examples, the microculture apparatus includes a single-use, normally-closed fluidic valve that is initially maintained in the closed position by a valve element bonded to an adhesive coating. ... Sandia Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089819

Computed tomography object inspection system

A method and apparatus for inspecting an object in a virtual reality environment. Computed tomography scan data for the object is identified. ... Sandia Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089025

Processor-in-memory-and-storage architecture

A method and apparatus for performing reliable general-purpose computing. Each sub-core of a plurality of sub-cores of a processor core processes a same instruction at a same time. ... Sandia Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088250

Three-dimensional radiograph security system

A method and apparatus for displaying a three-dimensional radiograph in a security scanner. A first x-ray image of an object is generated by the security scanner from a first viewpoint. ... Sandia Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072572

Metal phosphide nanomaterials prepared from single source metal amides

The present invention provides a novel solution or route for metal phosphide (mpx) nanomaterials from the thermal decomposition of metal bis[bis(diisopropylphosphino)amide], m[n(ppri2)2]2, and/or single-source precursors. Synthetic routes to mpx nanomaterials may be used in energy applications including batteries, semiconductors, magnets, catalyst, lasers, inks, electrocatalysts and photodiodes.. ... Sandia Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067205

Apodization of spurs in radar receivers using multi-channel processing

The various technologies presented herein relate to identification and mitigation of spurious energies or signals (aka “spurs”) in radar imaging. Spurious energy in received radar data can be a consequence of non-ideal component and circuit behavior. ... Sandia Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065118

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting nucleic acids using sedimentation

Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward devices, systems, and method for conducting nucleic acid purification and quantification using sedimentation. In one example, a method includes generating complexes which bind to a plurality of beads in a fluid sample, individual ones of the complexes comprising a nucleic acid molecule such as dna or rna and a labeling agent. ... Sandia Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057805

Ionic liquid-tolerant cellulase enzymes

The present invention provides ionic liquid-tolerant cellulases and method of producing and using such cellulases. The cellulases of the invention are useful in saccharification reactions using ionic liquid treated biomass.. ... Sandia Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053968

Metal-organic framework electrodes for sodium ion batteries

A sodium ion battery comprises a cathode having a porous redox active metal-organic framework material. The battery can be an organic electrolyte sodium ion battery wherein the electrolyte comprises a sodium salt dissolved in an organic solvent or mixture of organic solvents. ... Sandia Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051046

Nickel metal nanoparticle synthesis

Nickel nanoparticles can be synthesized using a variety of precursors (e.g., nickel amides [ni(nr2)2], alkyls [nr2], and alkoxides [ni(or)2]).. . ... Sandia Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037960

Quantitative detection of pathogens in centrifugal microfluidic disks

A system and methods for detection of a nucleic acid including forming a plurality of nucleic acid detection complexes are described, each of the complexes including a nucleic acid analyte, a detection agent and a functionalized probe. The method further including binding the nucleic acid detection complexes to a plurality of functionalized particles in a fluid sample and separating the functionalized particles having the nucleic acid detection complexes bound thereto from the fluid sample using a density media. ... Sandia Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037932

Method and apparatus for purifying nucleic acids and performing polymerase chain reaction assays using an immiscible fluid

Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward devices, systems, and methods for purifying nucleic acids to conduct polymerase chain reaction (pcr) assays. In one example, a method includes generating complexes of silica beads and nucleic acids in a lysis buffer, transporting the complexes through an immiscible fluid to remove interfering compounds from the complexes, further transporting the complexes into a density medium containing components required for pcr where the nucleic acids disassociate from the silica beads, and thermocycling the contents of the density medium to achieve pcr. ... Sandia Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031480

Trajectory-based triggering system for hyperspectral imaging flow cytometer

A hyperspectral imaging flow cytometer can acquire high-resolution hyperspectral images of particles, such as biological cells, flowing through a microfluidic system. A trajectory-based triggering system can be used that will only trigger the acquisition of a hyperspectral image when an appropriate particle or cell is crossing an imaging line, thereby saving valuable resources and time. ... Sandia Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004706

System on chip module configured for event-driven architecture

A system on chip (soc) module is described herein, wherein the soc modules comprise a processor subsystem and a hardware logic subsystem. The processor subsystem and hardware logic subsystem are in communication with one another, and transmit event messages between one another. ... Sandia Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002227

Engineered high expansion glass-ceramics having near linear thermal strain and methods thereof

The present invention relates to glass-ceramic compositions, as well as methods for forming such composition. In particular, the compositions include various polymorphs of silica that provide beneficial thermal expansion characteristics (e.g., a near linear thermal strain). ... Sandia Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369918

Adjusting the ph of a pretreatment solution using carbon dioxide useful for integrating saccharification and fermentation

The present invention provides for a method of fermenting or saccharifying a biomass comprising: (a) (i) contacting a biomass comprising a polysaccharide, and an ionic liquid (il) to form a first solution, or (ii) providing the first solution comprising the biomass and the il, (b) contacting the first solution and carbon dioxide such that the first solution results in a lower ph, (c) introducing (i) an enzyme capable of enzymatically to breakdown at least one bond in the polysaccharide or a breakdown product of the polysaccharide, and/or (ii) a microorganism that capable of producing the enzyme and/or fermenting the polysaccharide or a breakdown product of the polysaccharide, such that the polysaccharide is at least partially broken down and the first solution is transformed into a second solution.. . ... Sandia Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356501

Rotation flexure with temperature controlled modal frequency

A flexure bearing includes an inner race, an outer race, and a plurality of substantially planar radially extending blades coupled between the inner and outer race. The blades have a thickness that is thinner than a thickness of the inner and outer races. ... Sandia Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356281

Method for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery from tight formations

A method of increasing recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs, and particularly from those located in tight formations, is disclosed. One aspect includes calculating the in situ fractured formation wettability from real-time measurement of flowback volume and composition. ... Sandia Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354973

Method and device for tracking and manipulation of droplets

Disclosed are devices and methods useful for confined-channel digital microfluidics that combine high-throughput droplet generators with digital microfluidic for droplet manipulation. The present disclosure also provides an off-chip sensing system for droplet tracking.. ... Sandia Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349617

Novel compositions and methods for the dissolution and depolymerization of lignin

The present invention provides for a method for dissolving and/or depolymerizing lignin comprising: (a) providing a composition comprising lignin, (b) contacting the composition with a strong hydrogen donor, such as a polyol, to form a first solution, (c) incubating the first solution at a temperature equal to or less than 100° c., whereby at least 20% by weight of the lignin is dissolved, (d) optionally introducing an oxidation agent to the first solution to form a second solution, wherein the temperature of the second solution is equal to or less than 100° c., whereby lignin is depolymerized, and (e) optionally introducing an anti-solvent to the second solution to precipitate the depolymerized lignin.. . ... Sandia Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349561

Synthesis of novel ionic liquids from lignin-derived compounds

Methods and compositions are provided for synthesizing ionic liquids from lignin. Methods and compositions are also provided for treating lignin with ionic liquids.. ... Sandia Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348665

Lanthanide-chelator combinatorial barcoding

Disclosed herein are methods for tracking solutions, (e.g., reaction conditions in solutions). In some embodiments, the method comprises: contacting a first lanthanide-chelator complex to a first solution to generate a first barcoded solution, wherein the first lanthanide-chelator complex comprises a first lanthanide chelated by a first chelator; contacting a second lanthanide-chelator complex to a second solution to generate a second barcoded solution, wherein the second lanthanide-chelator complex comprises a second lanthanide chelated by a second chelator; mixing the first barcoded solution and the second barcoded solution to form one or more mixtures; and identifying the first lanthanide ions in the mass spectrum and the second lanthanide ions in the mass spectrum to track the condition of each of the one or more mixtures.. ... Sandia Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170347925

Microneedle arrays for biosensing and drug delivery

Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid can include an array of hollowed needles, in which each needle includes a protruded needle structure including an exterior wall forming a hollow interior and an opening at a terminal end of the protruded needle structure that exposes the hollow interior, and a probe inside the exterior wall to interact with one or more chemical or biological substances that come in contact with the probe via the opening to produce a probe sensing signal, and an array of wires that are coupled to probes of the array of hollowed needles, respectively, each wire being electrically conductive to transmit the probe sensing signal produced by a respective probe.. ... Sandia Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342550

Method for controlled growth of carbon nanotubes in a vertically aligned array

Template-guided growth of carbon nanotubes using anodized aluminum oxide nanopore templates provides vertically aligned, untangled planarized arrays of multiwall carbon nanotubes with ohmic back contacts. Growth by catalytic chemical vapor deposition results in multiwall carbon nanotubes with uniform diameters and crystalline quality, but varying lengths. ... Sandia Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294654

Rechargeable magnesium ion battery with nanoporous-carbon electrode for reversible magnesium ion intercalation

Nanoporous-carbon grown via pulsed laser deposition can be used as an electrically conductive anode host material for mg2+ intercalation in rechargeable magnesium batteries. Nanoporous carbon has high surface area, and an open, accessible pore structure tunable via mass density that can improve diffusion. ... Sandia Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291224

Direct formation of gold nanoparticles using ultrasound

The invention provides a green chemistry, aqueous method to synthesize gold nanoparticles directly from bulk gold sources. The method involves the ultrasonication of bulk gold in water in the presence of an alkythiol species and a quaternary ammonium surfactant. ... Sandia Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287720

Methods to prevent whisker growth in metal coatings

Whisker growth can be prevented in tin coatings by altering the tin film composition) or by modifying the tin/substrate interface.. . ... Sandia Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276848

Rapidly tunable, narrow-band infrared filter arrays

Tunable filters can use fano metasurface designs having extremely narrow transmission bands. The fano metasurface can comprise dielectric or semiconductor materials and can produce transmission bands with quality factors well in excess of 1000—at least a factor of 50 greater than typical metamaterial-based infrared resonances. ... Sandia Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170275208

Cation-enhanced chemical stability of ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics

At least partial substitution of zirconium by hafnium in ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics provides enhanced chemical stability in alkaline and acid environments.. . ... Sandia Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271850

Nanolasers for solid-state lighting

Nanolaser arrays have certain advantages over leds and conventional laser diodes for solid-state lighting applications. In particular, nanocavities can channel spontaneous emission entirely into the lasing mode, so that all the emissions (spontaneous and stimulated) contribute to usable light output over a large range of current.. ... Sandia Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269072

System and method for detecting components of a mixture including a valving scheme for competition assays

Examples are described including measurement systems for conducting competition assays. A first chamber of an assay device may be loaded with a sample containing a target antigen. ... Sandia Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267568

Thermal bonding of multi-layer glass capacitors

High energy density multi-layer capacitors comprise inner electrodes buried within thin layers of alkali-free glass. The multi-layer glass capacitor can be fabricated by heating a plurality of capacitor layers above the annealing temperature of the glass to thermal bond the layers together. ... Sandia Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170247729

Switchable ionic liquids for biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis

In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for preparing a sugar composition. The method includes: forming a mixture including polysaccharide biomass and an ionic liquid solution, wherein the ionic liquid solution contains water and an ionic liquid, and wherein the ionic liquid contains a dicarboxylic acid anion and a cation. ... Sandia Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232115

Porous nanoparticle-supported lipid bilayers (protocells) for targeted delivery including transdermal delivery of cargo and methods thereof

The present invention is directed to protocells for specific targeting of hepatocellular and other cancer cells which comprise a nanoporous silica core with a supported lipid bilayer; at least one agent which facilitates cancer cell death (such as a traditional small molecule, a macromolecular cargo (e.g. Sirna or a protein toxin such as ricin toxin a-chain or diphtheria toxin a-chain) and/or a histone-packaged plasmid dna disposed within the nanoporous silica core (preferably supercoiled in order to more efficiently package the dna into protocells) which is optionally modified with a nuclear localization sequence to assist in localizing protocells within the nucleus of the cancer cell and the ability to express peptides involved in therapy (apoptosis/cell death) of the cancer cell or as a reporter, a targeting peptide which targets cancer cells in tissue to be treated such that binding of the protocell to the targeted cells is specific and enhanced and a fusogenic peptide that promotes endosomal escape of protocells and encapsulated dna. ... Sandia Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227830

Photon energy conversion by near-zero permittivity nonlinear materials

Efficient harmonic light generation can be achieved with ultrathin films by coupling an incident pump wave to an epsilon-near-zero (enz) mode of the thin film. As an example, efficient third harmonic generation from an indium tin oxide nanofilm (λ/42 thick) on a glass substrate for a pump wavelength of 1.4 μm was demonstrated. ... Sandia Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170226350

Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof

The present invention relates to antifouling coatings capable of being switched by using heat or ultraviolet light. Prior to switching, the coating includes an onium cation component having antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. ... Sandia Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216840

Microfluidic package and method of making the same

The present invention relates to encapsulated microfluidic packages and methods thereof. In particular embodiments, the package includes a device, a cradle configured to support the device, and a lid having a bonding surface configured to provide a fluidic seal between itself and the device and/or cradle. ... Sandia Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214930

Gpu-assisted lossless data compression

Technologies for parallelized lossless compression of image data are described herein. In a general embodiment, a graphics processing unit (gpu) is configured to receive uncompressed images and compress the images in a parallelized fashion by concurrently executing a plurality of processing threads over pixels of the uncompressed images.. ... Sandia Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207485

Organosilicon-based electrolytes for long-life lithium primary batteries

Organosilicon electrolytes exhibit several important properties for use in lithium carbon monofluoride batteries, including high conductivity/low viscosity and thermal/electrochemical stability. Conjugation of an anion binding agent to the siloxane backbone of an organosilicon electrolyte creates a bi-functional electrolyte. ... Sandia Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170190830

Functionalization of diels-alder polyphenylene polymers

The present invention relates to functionalized polymers including a poly(phenylene) structure. The structure can include any useful modifications, such as the inclusion of one or more reactive handles having an aryl group. ... Sandia Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170184581

Detection of bioagents using a shear horizontal surface acoustic wave biosensor

Viruses and other bioagents are of high medical and biodefense concern and their detection at concentrations well below the threshold necessary to cause health hazards continues to be a challenge with respect to sensitivity, specificity, and selectivity. Ideally, assays for accurate and real time detection of viral agents and other bioagents would not necessitate any pre-processing of the analyte, which would make them applicable for example to bodily fluids (blood, sputum) and man-made as well as naturally occurring bodies of water (pools, rivers). ... Sandia Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170181291

Multi-component nanoinks for direct write applications

The present invention is directed to printing mixed ink systems, such as silver-copper or silver-copper-ceramic nanoparticle inks.. . ... Sandia Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180407

Network protection system using linkographs

A method and apparatus for managing an attack on a computer system. A computer identifies actions taken by an adversary in the computer system and links connecting the actions over time using an ontology defining linking rules for linking the actions over time. ... Sandia Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177993

Adaptive neural network management system

A method and computer system for managing a neural network. Data is sent into an input layer in a portion of layers of nodes in the neural network. ... Sandia Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170165375

Antibiotic protocells and related pharmaceutical formulations and methods of treatment

The invention provides novel antibiotic protocells comprising mesoporous nanoparticles encapsulated within a lipid bi- or multilayer. The nanoparticles have pore sizes and surface chemistries that enable facile adsorption and intracellular presentation of antibiotics which are effective in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections, including f. ... Sandia Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170162724

Fast process flow, on-wafer interconnection and singulation for mepv

A method including providing a substrate comprising a device layer on which a plurality of device cells are defined; depositing a first dielectric layer on the device layer and metal interconnect such that the deposited interconnect is electrically connected to at least two of the device cells; depositing a second dielectric layer over the interconnect; and exposing at least one contact point on the interconnect through the second dielectric layer. An apparatus including a substrate having defined thereon a device layer including a plurality of device cells; a first dielectric layer disposed directly on the device layer; a plurality of metal interconnects, each of which is electrically connected to at least two of the device cells; and a second dielectric layer disposed over the first dielectric layer and over the interconnects, wherein the second dielectric layer is patterned in a positive or negative planar spring pattern.. ... Sandia Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157580

Method for multi-axis, non-contact mixing of magnetic particle suspensions

Continuous, three-dimensional control of the vorticity vector is possible by progressively transitioning the field symmetry by applying or removing a dc bias along one of the principal axes of mutually orthogonal alternating fields. By exploiting this transition, the vorticity vector can be oriented in a wide range of directions that comprise all three spatial dimensions. ... Sandia Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136840

Multiple environment unmanned vehicle

A meuv that is able to navigate aerial, aquatic, and terrestrial environments through the use of different mission mobility attachments is disclosed. The attachments allow the meuv to be deployed from the air or through the water prior to any terrestrial navigation. ... Sandia Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126736

Computer network defense system

A method and apparatus for protecting virtual machines. A computer system creates a copy of a group of the virtual machines in an operating network in a deception network to form a group of cloned virtual machines in the deception network when the group of the virtual machines is accessed by an adversary. ... Sandia Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170122904

Fluid delivery manifolds and microfluidic systems

Embodiments of fluid distribution manifolds, cartridges, and microfluidic systems are described herein. Fluid distribution manifolds may include an insert member and a manifold base and may define a substantially closed channel within the manifold when the insert member is press-fit into the base. ... Sandia Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114998

Ducted fuel injection

Various technologies presented herein relate to enhancing mixing inside a combustion chamber to form one or more locally premixed mixtures comprising fuel and charge-gas to enable minimal, or no, generation of soot and/or other undesired emissions during ignition and subsequent combustion of the locally premixed mixtures. To enable sufficient mixing of the fuel and charge-gas, a jet of fuel can be directed to pass through a bore of a duct causing charge-gas to be drawn into the bore creating turbulence to mix the fuel and the drawn charge-gas. ... Sandia Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114763

Ducted fuel injection with ignition assist

Various technologies presented herein relate to enhancing mixing inside a combustion chamber to form one or more locally premixed mixtures comprising fuel and charge-gas to enable minimal, or no, generation of soot and/or other undesired emissions during ignition and subsequent combustion of the locally premixed mixtures. To enable sufficient mixing of the fuel and charge-gas, a jet of fuel can be directed to pass through a bore of a duct causing charge-gas to be drawn into the bore creating turbulence to mix the fuel and the drawn charge-gas. ... Sandia Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170063039

High quality-factor fano metasurface comprising a single resonator unit cell

A new monolithic resonator metasurface design achieves ultra-high q-factors while using only one resonator per unit cell. The metasurface relies on breaking the symmetry of otherwise highly symmetric resonators to induce intra-resonator mixing of bright and dark modes (rather than inter-resonator couplings), and is scalable from the near-infrared to radio frequencies and can be easily implemented in dielectric materials. ... Sandia Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061637

Object detection and tracking system

Methods and apparatuses for analyzing a sequence of images for an object are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the method identifies a region of interest in the sequence of images. ... Sandia Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057172

Tool path generator with embedded process control commands for additive manufacturing

A tool path generator with embedded process control commands enables feed-forward process control for additive manufacturing.. . ... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170054432

Single crystal micromechanical resonator and fabrication methods thereof

The present invention relates to a single crystal micromechanical resonator. In particular, the resonator includes a lithium niobate or lithium tantalate suspended plate. ... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052908

Method and apparatus for managing access to a memory

A method and apparatus for managing access to a memory of a computing system. A controller transforms a plurality of operations that represent a computing job into an operational memory layout that reduces a size of a selected portion of the memory that needs to be accessed to perform the computing job. ... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052846

Processor-in-memory-and-storage architecture

A method and apparatus for performing reliable general-purpose computing. Each sub-core of a plurality of sub-cores of a processor core processes a same instruction at a same time. ... Sandia Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052174

Shear horizontal surface acoustic wave (sh-saw) resonators and arrays thereof

The present application relates to a biosensor that employs an acoustic cavity to store mechanical energy. In particular examples, the biosensor includes an electrode region and one or more reflector regions to form the acoustic cavity, as well as a functionalized active area disposed in proximity to the cavity. ... Sandia Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170038822

Power management for a computer system

A method and apparatus for managing power used by a computer system. User input relating to the power for a group of objects is received. ... Sandia Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029856

Useful halophilic, thermostable and ionic liquids tolerant cellulases

The present invention provides for an isolated or recombinant polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity with the amino acid sequence of a halorhabdus utahensis cellulase, such as hu-cbh1, wherein said amino acid sequence has a halophilic thermostable and/or thermophilic cellobiohydrolase (cbh) activity. In some embodiments, the polypeptide has a cbh activity that is resistant to up to about 20% of ionic liquids. ... Sandia Corporation

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