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Atomic layer etching with pulsed plasmas

A system and method for rapid atomic layer etching (alet) including a pulsed plasma source, with a spiral coil electrode, a cooled faraday shield, a counter electrode disposed at the top of the tube, a gas inlet and a reaction chamber including a substrate support and a boundary electrode. The method includes positioning an etchable substrate in a plasma etching chamber, forming a product layer on the surface of the substrate, removing a portion of the product layer by pulsing a plasma source, then repeating the steps of forming a product layer and removing a portion of the product layer to form an etched substrate.. ... University Of Houston System

Integrated functional and molecular profiling of cells

Presented herein are methods of evaluating cellular activity by: placing a cell population on an area; assaying for a dynamic behavior of the cell population as a function of time; identifying cell(s) of interest based on the dynamic behavior; characterizing a molecular profile of the cell(s); and correlating the obtained information. The assayed dynamic behavior can include cellular activation, cellular inhibition, cellular interaction, protein expression, protein secretion, cellular proliferation, changes in cellular morphology, motility, cell death, cell cytotoxicity, cell lysis, and combinations thereof. ... University Of Houston System

Evaluation of dermal filler injections by optical coherence tomography and optical coherence elastography

Methods and systems for providing depth-resolved real-time visual feedback to a physician during cosmetic dermal filler injections with micrometer spatial resolution utilizing a noninvasive optical coherence tomography/elastography, 2d-3d virtual and real time system. This system can be automated to direct proper volumes and viscosity of the necessary injection substances. ... University Of Houston System

Chemo-thermo-piezoresistive highly sensing smart cement with integrated real-time monitoring system

The chemo-thermo-piezoresistive behavior of so-called “smart cement,” or cement modified with conductive fillers, is useful as a bulk sensor for monitoring the changes in the cement due to stresses, cracks, contamination, fluid loss, and temperature change that affect its performance. The smart cement utilizes a special conductive or semi-conductive filler and is useful as a bulk sensor that allows real-time monitoring of its properties.. ... University Of Houston System

Rapid detection and quantification of surface and bulk corrosion and erosion in metals and non-metallic materials with integrated monitoring system

Systems and methods for real-time detecting and quantification of surface and bulk corrosion and erosion in materials involve measuring and characterizing the electrical resistances, capacitances, and/or inductances of the materials and their interfaces, preferably by using an impedance analyzer precision lcr meter. The materials may be metals, non-metals (such as plastics, polymers, cements, concrete, ceramics, rocks and soils) and composite materials with various types of material constituents (such as metals, plastics, polymers, and cements).. ... University Of Houston System

An improved process for the recovery of rare earth metals from permanent magnets

Systems and methods for recovering rare earth metals from rare earth metal-containing magnets includes fragmenting or commutating the magnets, contacting the commutated magnets with a mixture of low molecular weight carboxylic acids such as formic acid and water, and removing or extracting non-rare earth metal carboxylate phases such as an iron carboxylate (formate) phase from a rare earth metal carboxylate (formate) phase, using a solvent such as water.. . ... University Of Houston System

Method of activating two-dimensional materials for multivalent/polyatomic-ion intercalation battery electrodes

A method for activating two-dimensional host materials for a multivalent/polyatomic ion battery may include adding a pillaring salt in electrolyte. This process may be followed by in-situ electrochemically intercalating the pillaring ions, solvent molecules and multivalent ions into the van der waals gap of host materials. ... University Of Houston System

A method to fabricate chip-scale electronic photonic (plasmonic) - integrated circuits

Electronic-photonic integrated circuits (epics), such a monolithically integrated circuit, are considered to be next generation technology that takes advantage of high-speed optical communication and nanoscale electronics. Atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (tmds) may serve as a perfect platform to realize epic. ... University Of Houston System

Nanoporous gold nanoparticles as high-payload molecular cargos, photothermal/photodynamic therapeutic agents, and ultrahigh surface-to-volume plasmonic sensors

A nanoporous gold disk (npgd) as a novel surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers) substrate. Npgd has sers enhancement factor similar to that of gold nanoshells, but allows, for example, at least three times more benzenethiol molecules to be attached to its surface due to large surface-to-volume ratio. ... University Of Houston System

Ultra-thin film superconducting tapes

An ultra-thin film superconducting tape and method for fabricating same is disclosed. Embodiments are directed to a superconducting tape being fabricated by processes which include removing a portion of the superconducting tape's substrate subsequent the substrate's initial formation, whereby a thickness of the superconducting tape is reduced to 15-80 μm.. ... University Of Houston System

Enzymatic immunomodulation of solid tumors and uses thereof

In some embodiments the present disclosure pertains to a method of activating an anti-tumor immune response for the treatment of a cancer. In some embodiments, such a method comprises detecting cd26 expression in a subject in need thereof. ... University Of Houston System

Methods and systems for fabricating high quality superconducting tapes

An mocvd system fabricates high quality superconductor tapes with variable thicknesses. The mocvd system can include a gas flow chamber between two parallel channels in a housing. ... University Of Houston System

Nonlinear optical material and methods of fabrication

Disclosed is a nonlinear optical material (nlo) for use in deep-uv applications, and methods of fabrication thereof. The nlo is fabricated from a plurality of components according to the formula aqbycz and a crystallographic non-centrosymmetric (ncs) structure. ... University Of Houston System

Systems and methods for scour monitoring with fiber optic sensors

A scour monitoring system may provide a housing that is separated into multiple segments that are fluidically isolated from each other. The scour monitoring system may be position adjacent to a structure to be monitored for bridge scouring. ... University Of Houston System

04/12/18 / #20180098965

Locally bioavailable drugs

Drugs have been designed and developed with a structural motif allowing local bioavailability in the target organ but that are not broadly distributed at a concentration sufficient to illicit toxic side effects in non-targeted organs. The structural motif subjects the compound to be rapidly metabolized by metabolic enzymes before reaching the non-targeted organs.. ... University Of Houston System

04/05/18 / #20180097166

Doped n-type polycrystalline sn-se-s and methods of manufacture

Disclosed is a thermoelectric material according to various ssnse-based formulas, and the systems and methods of manufacturing the thermoelectric, high performance material by hot pressing materials according to various formulas in order to obtain a figure of merit (zt) suitable for thermoelectric applications at high (above 600k) temperatures. A disclosed method comprises hot-pressing a powder that comprises sn and se in a predetermined direction to form a pressed component, wherein the pressed component comprises a zt value of at least 0.8 above about 750 k.. ... University Of Houston System

03/29/18 / #20180090911

Externally-strain-engineered semiconductor photonic and electronic devices and assemblies and methods of making same

Externally-strained devices such as led and fet structures as discussed herein may have strain applied before or during their being coupled to a housing or packaging substrate. The packaging substrate may also be strained prior to receiving the structure. ... University Of Houston System

03/29/18 / #20180087782

Heating panels and systems and methods of using same

A system and method for heating structures to either prevent the build-up of freezing precipitation or eliminate freezing precipitation on an exposed outer surface of the structures. The system includes a heating assembly integrally formed with a structure to apply thermal energy to the exposed outer surface of the structure. ... University Of Houston System

03/22/18 / #20180080874

Blue emitting persistent phosphor compositions as diagnostic reporters

Disclosed are methods of detecting one or more analytes in a sample by: (1) associating the sample with a surface that includes an analyte binding agent to result in the immobilization of the analytes on the surface; (2) contacting the analyte with a composition that includes at least one phosphor compound with an affinity for the analyte; (3) formation of immobilized analyte binding agent-analyte-phosphor complexes on the surface; (4) separating unbound phosphor compounds from the immobilized complexes; (5) detecting a presence or absence of a luminescence signal from the immobilized complexes; and (6) correlating the luminescence signal to the presence or absence of the analyte in the sample. The phosphor compound may include (sr1-δbaδ)2-j-kmgsi2o7:eujdyk, (sr1-δbaδ)2-xmgsi2o7:eu2+dy3+, (sr1-δbaδ)2mgsi2o7:eu2+dy3+, (sr1-δbaδ)2-xmgsi2o7:eu2+, and combinations thereof. ... University Of Houston System

03/15/18 / #20180076372

Contacts for bi-te-based materials and methods of manufacture

Systems and methods of manufacturing thermoelectric devices comprising at least one electrical contact fabricated using hot-pressing to increase the bonding strength at the contact interface(s) and reducing the contact resistance. The hot pressed component may include a first and a second metallic layer each in contact with a thermoelectric layer, and where a contact resistance between the first metallic layer and the thermoelectric layer or between the second metallic layer and the thermoelectric layer is less than about 10 μΩ cm2. ... University Of Houston System

03/15/18 / #20180071944

Wood drying and preservation methods

The new methods for treating green wood discuss herein speed up air drying of common green wood, including both softwood and hardwood. This method involves treating and altering the green wood with a base solution, and subjecting the wood to an air drying process. ... University Of Houston System

03/15/18 / #20180071217

Liposomal formulations of polymyxin b and uses thereof

The present invention provides an intravenous liposomal formulation of a low dose polymyxin b or a pharmaceutical composition thereof. The present invention also provides methods utilizing the intravenous liposomal formulation or its pharmaceutical composition for increasing the therapeutic efficacy during treatment of a bacterial infection in a subject, for decreasing exposure of renal tissue to the polymyxin b during a course of polymyxin b treatment and for lowering exposure to polymyxin b in renal tissues in a subject receiving polymyxin b treatment.. ... University Of Houston System

03/01/18 / #20180061542

Improved superconductor compositions

A superconductor tape may be fabricated via metal organic chemical vapor deposition (mocvd) to achieve peel strengths greater than approximately 4.5 n/cm. The superconductor tape may be fabricated via mocvd with a rebco composition that includes the elements samarium (sm)-barium(ba)-copper(cu)-oxygen(o). ... University Of Houston System

02/22/18 / #20180050974

Cyclobenzoins

One-step cyanide-catalyzed benzoin condensations for synthesizing shape persistent cyclobenzoin macrocycles. Selected dialdehydes, and cyanide salts are reacted in aqueous solvents to form such cyclobenzoin macrocycles.. ... University Of Houston System

02/15/18 / #20180048466

Methods and apparatuses for authentication in quantum key distribution and/or quantum data communication

Systems and methods of authenticating and/or communicating key and/or data between communication parties using quantum channels are provided. In some embodiments, authentication may be provided during transmission (including at various stages), without transmission, before transmission, and/or without keys. ... University Of Houston System

02/15/18 / #20180047886

Synthesis of n-type thermoelectric materials, including mg-sn-ge materials, and methods for fabrication thereof

Discussed herein are systems and methods for fabrication of mgsnge-based thermoelectric materials for applications from room temperature and near room temperature to high temperature applications. The te materials may be fabricated by hand or ball milling a powder to a predetermined particle size and hot-pressing the milled powder to form a thermoelectric component with desired properties including a figure of merit (zt) over a temperature range. ... University Of Houston System

02/15/18 / #20180042714

Two stage cellularization strategy for the fabrication of bioartificial hearts

In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a method of fabricating an artificial heart muscle (ahm) patch. In some embodiments, the method comprises obtaining and/or isolating cells from a subject. ... University Of Houston System

02/08/18 / #20180036430

Therapeutic mirnas for treating heart and skeletal muscle diseases

The present disclosure describes the role for mir-322(424)/503 in the differentiation of cardiac precursor cells. Thus, the use of these molecules in the programming of resident stem/progenitor cells into cardiomyocytes, both in vitro and in vivo. ... University Of Houston System

02/01/18 / #20180033524

Multi-filament superconducting composites

A configuration and a method of constructing a high-temperature superconductor tape including a plurality superconducting filaments sandwiched between a substrate and an overlayer comprising compliant material extending to the substrate through gaps between each superconducting filament thereby isolating each superconducting filament.. . ... University Of Houston System

01/25/18 / #20180025804

Scratch resistant flexible transparent electrodes and methods for fabricating ultrathin metal files as electrodes

Systems and methods of fabricating electrodes, including thin metallic films, include depositing a first metallic layer on a substrate and passivating the deposited layer. The processes of deposition and passivation may be done sequentially. ... University Of Houston System

01/25/18 / #20180023297

Self-stressing shape memory alloy-fiber reinforced polymer patch

A self-stressing shape memory alloy (sma)/fiber reinforced polymer (frp) composite patch is disclosed that can be used to repair cracked steel members or other civil infrastructures. Prestressed carbon frp (cfrp) patches have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional methods of repair. ... University Of Houston System

01/18/18 / #20180015439

Highly ordered titania nanotube arrays for phosphoproteomics

Titania nanotube arrays are useful for phosphopeptide enrichment and separation. These highly ordered titania nanotube arrays are a low cost and highly effective alternative to the use of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (lc-ms) methods using meoporous titania beads or particles. ... University Of Houston System

01/04/18 / #20180002499

Graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices and methods for making same

A composition and method for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices is presented. The process for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices may include selecting one or a mixture of specific graphitic nanomaterials. ... University Of Houston System

01/04/18 / #20180001344

Waterproof coating with nanoscopic/microscopic features and methods of making same

A process of fabricating the waterproof coating may include selecting a substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat the substrate, and optionally coating the substrate with a hydrophobic chemical agent and/or other chemical agents to create a surface with nanoscopic or microscopic features. The process may utilize an all solution process or controlled environment for fabricating self-cleaning and waterproof coating that prevent wetting or staining of a substrate, or may utilize a controlled environment.. ... University Of Houston System

12/28/17 / #20170369327

Methods of controlling polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of na-zeolites and zeolite crystals formed therefrom

Methods of controlling crystal polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of na-zeolites and the zeolite crystals formed using those methods are provided. The methods disclosed herein create certain types of zeolite crystals more efficiently than other previously known methods. ... University Of Houston System

12/28/17 / #20170368178

Adsorption of fluorinated anesthetics within the pores of molecular crystals

A method of delivering or sequestering anesthetic agents by adsorption of such agents by porous partially fluorinated compounds which display high weight adsorption capacities.. . ... University Of Houston System

12/21/17 / #20170361551

Systems and methods for rapidly fabricating nanopatterns in a parallel fashion over large areas

Nanopantography is a method for patterning nanofeatures over large areas. Transfer of patterns defined by nanopantography using highly selective plasma etching, with an oxide layer of silicon serving as a hard mask, can improve patterning speed and etch profile. ... University Of Houston System

11/23/17 / #20170337343

Methods of computing pericardial and abdominal fat and methods for motion compensation

A new cardiac risk factors are disclosed along with method for deriving the components of the factors, for developing the factors and for using the factors. Methods for computing pericardial fat and abdominal fat are also disclosed as well as methods for motion compensation.. ... University Of Houston System

11/23/17 / #20170335508

Soil-resistant, stain-resistant coatings and methods of applying on textile or other flexible materials

A process of fabricating the composition coating may include selecting a textile material substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat the substrate, and optionally coating the substrate with a hydrophobic chemical agent and/or other chemical agents to create a surface with nanoscopic or microscopic features. The process may utilize an all solution process or controlled environment for fabricating a composition coating that prevent wetting or staining of a substrate. ... University Of Houston System

10/26/17 / #20170305883

Compositions and methods for inhibiting bmp

The present invention provides small molecule inhibitors of bmp signaling and compositions and methods for inhibiting bmp signaling. These compounds and compositions may be used to modulate cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis, and thus may be useful for treating diseases or conditions associated with bmp signaling, including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, hematological disease, cancer, and bone disorders, as well as for modulating cellular differentiation and/or proliferation. ... University Of Houston System

10/12/17 / #20170290503

Optical coherence elastography to assess biomechanics and detect progression of ocular and other tissues degenerative diseases

An excitation force (internal or external) and phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (oce) system, used in conjunction with a data analyzing algorithm, is capable of measuring and quantifying biomechanical parameters of tissues in situ and in vivo. The method was approbated and demonstrated on an example of the system that combines a pulsed ultrasound system capable of producing an acoustic radiation force on the crystalline lens surface and a phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (oct) system for measuring the lens displacement caused by the acoustic radiation force. ... University Of Houston System

09/14/17 / #20170258714

Nanovectors for penetrating brain tumor tissues to conduct gene therapy

A method of selectively targeting a cell with a therapeutic agent, the method comprising: targeting a cell with a nanospear, puncturing the cell with said nanospear; releasing a therapeutic agent from said nanospear, wherein said therapeutic agent enters said cell, thereby effecting the efficacy of said cell.. . ... University Of Houston System

09/07/17 / #20170253488

Graft polymerization initiated on graphitic nanomaterials and their nanocomposite formation

An improved graft polymerization method from general graphitic structures with organic based monomers through the mechanism of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (raft) polymerization was developed. Organic hybrid nanoma erialls comprising graphitic structures are covalently bonded via chemically reactive groups on the outer walls of the structure, methods for forming the covalently bonded structures to many organic based. ... University Of Houston System

08/31/17 / #20170247288

Multifunctional compositions and material laminates with graphitic or other nanomaterials

Compositions and methods for improved materials and material laminates with graphitic or inorganic/organic nanomaterials are presented. Graphitic or inorganic/organic nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, graphenes or graphene oxides, are introduced into an aqueous composition as fillers to provide a graphitic or inorganic/organic nanocomposite. ... University Of Houston System

08/31/17 / #20170247261

One-step method for the synthesis of high silica content zeolites in organic-free media

In an embodiment, the present disclosure pertains to a composition comprising a zeolite with high silica content. In some embodiments, the silica to aluminum ratio (sar) for the zeolite is 2:1. ... University Of Houston System

08/17/17 / #20170234860

Sequence and chiral selectivity of dna-drug interactions revealed by force spectroscopy

Methods of quantifying the efficiency of a drug molecule for its targeted receptor, using a differential binding force to quantify the efficiency of a drug molecule to its targeted receptor.. . ... University Of Houston System

08/17/17 / #20170233435

A method for molecular extraction in live cells

A method of extracting biomolecules from live cells comprising: introducing a plurality of magnetized carbon nanotubes (mcnts) into a live cell, wherein the mcnts penetrate the cell membrane under a magnetic force; spearing the mcnts through the cell under the magnetic force, wherein a biomolecule attaches to at least a portion of the mcnts to form a biomolecule loaded mcnt; removing at least a portion of the biomolecule loaded mcnts from the cell under the magnetic force; and collecting at least a portion of the biomolecule loaded mcnts.. . ... University Of Houston System

08/10/17 / #20170224711

Compositions and methods for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a composition for modulating the expression of at least one gene associated with neuronal cell survival or stability. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides for compositions for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases comprising one or more phosphate complexes of platinum of the formulas i, ii, iii and iv as set forth in fig. ... University Of Houston System

07/13/17 / #20170197968

Compositions and methods for inhibiting bmp

The present invention provides small-molecule inhibitors of bmp signaling and compositions and methods for inhibiting bmp signaling. These compounds and compositions may be used to modulate cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis, and thus may be useful for treating diseases or conditions associated with bmp signaling, including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, hematological disease, cancer, and bone disorders, as well as for modulating cellular differentiation and/or proliferation. ... University Of Houston System

06/29/17 / #20170184476

Universal antigen retrieval compounds and methods of use

In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a method for retrieving at least one molecular recognition element in a fixed tissue. In some embodiments the method comprises preparing a solution comprising at least one aldehyde-scavenging agent. ... University Of Houston System

06/01/17 / #20170152549

Nanoporous gold and silver nanoparticles and substrates for molecular and biomolecular sensing

A methodology for assays and diagnostics utilizes a nanoporous or corrugated metal-containing surface, fiber or particle which enhances or suppresses the optical detectability of a label. The resulting optical, electromagnetic, or imaging signal signals the presence of a pathogen or analyte of interest. ... University Of Houston System

05/18/17 / #20170135772

Robotic device for image-guided surgery and interventions

Provided herein are actuation transmission lines used for robotic systems, for example, mri guided robots, for image-guided robot-assisted surgical and medical intervention procedures. This actuation transmission lines may include any of the following: one or more sections of a flexible channel; one or more sections of a rigid channel in a connecting relationship with the one or more sections of a flexible channel; solid media disposed inside the channel; one or more mechanical links in contact with the solid media inside the channel electronically or mechanically linked to a power source; a fine-tuning module disposed in the flexible channel; and one or more media motion sensors.. ... University Of Houston System

04/27/17 / #20170113043

Accommodation stimulation and recording device

Embodiments described herein generally relate to devices and methods for stimulation or recording of accommodation of an eye. Accommodation of an eye naturally occurs through contraction of the ciliary muscle. ... University Of Houston System








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