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Apparatuses including power electronics circuitry, and related methods of operation

Apparatuses including power electronics circuitry are provided. The power electronics circuitry includes at least one power converter that is coupled to a dc bus. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Apparatuses including power electronics circuitry, and related methods of operation

Apparatuses including power electronics circuitry are provided. The power electronics circuitry includes at least one power converter that is coupled to a dc bus. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Reflectors for optical-based vessel sealing

An end effector assembly for an optical surgical instrument includes a jaw member and a plurality of optical elements positioned within a cavity of the jaw member. The jaw member has a tissue contacting surface. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

High power density printed circuit board (pcb) embedded inductors

Devices, systems, and methods of manufacture relating to pcb embedded inductors are described in the present disclosure. Namely, an example device includes a substrate having an upper surface and an opposing lower surface. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Methods and systems for super-resolution optical imaging using high-index of refraction microspheres and microcylinders

The present invention provides super-resolution optical imaging methods and systems, including: providing a sample to be optically imaged; providing a plurality of microstructures disposed substantially adjacent to a surface of the sample to be optically imaged; and providing a material disposed about the plurality of microstructures; wherein the plurality of microstructures have a first index of refraction; and wherein the material disposed about the plurality of microstructures has a second index of refraction that is substantially less than the first index of refraction of the plurality of microstructures. The plurality of microstructures include one of a plurality of microspheres and a plurality of microcylinders.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Method and apparatus for generating high current, fast rise time step-functions

Method and apparatus to produce a step function with a designed transition (rise and/or fall) time on the order of <10 ns that reaches steady state by implementing a system that sums a number of currents at different rise times (frequencies) to generate the step function. The system also includes a passive output filter, composed of low resistance, inductance and very low capacitance to mitigate overshoot and high frequency noise.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Fiber based finishing tools

A finishing tool for modifying a surface of a part, including: a base, wherein the base is one or more of rotated and translated; and one or more fibers coupled to the base; wherein a base portion of each of the one or more fibers is disposed at a first angle relative to a major axis of the base, wherein the first angle is equal to or between −90 degrees and 90 degrees; and wherein, in operation, an end portion of each of the one or more fibers is disposed at a second angle relative to the major axis of the base, wherein the second angle is approximately −90 degrees or 90 degrees, substantially parallel to the surface of the part. In operation, the base portion and the end portion of each of the one or more fibers is coupled by a continuously curved intermediate portion.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Efficiency enhancement of solar cells using light management

A photovoltaic cell includes a junction, formed from an n-type semiconductor material and a p-type semiconductor material, a trench, opening toward the light-incident side of the junction, for trapping reflected light, and two photon conversion layers. A first photon conversion layer, arranged at the light-incident side of the junction, converts photons from a higher energy to a lower energy suitable for absorption by the semiconductor material, and a second photon conversion layer, arranged at the opposite side of the junction, converts photons from a lower energy to a higher energy suitable for absorption by the semiconductor material.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Compositions comprising chimeric antigen receptors, t cells comprising the same, and methods of using the same

Provided are isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding chimeric antigen receptors (cars) that bind to tumor antigens. Also provided are isolated polypeptides and cars encoded by the isolated nucleic acid molecules, vectors that include the isolated nucleic acid molecules, cells that include the isolated nucleic acid molecules, methods of making the same, and methods for using the same to generate a persisting population of genetically engineered t cells in a subject, expanding a population of genetically engineered t cells in a subject, modulating the amount of cytokine secreted by a t cell, reducing the amount of activation-induced calcium influx into a t cell, providing an anti-tumor immunity to a subject, treating a mammal having a muc1-associated disease or disorder, stimulating a t cell-mediated immune response to a target cell population or tissue in a subject, and imaging a muc1-associated tumor.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Noise reduction techniques, fractional bi-spectrum and fractional cross-correlation, and applications

A measurement method and system include illuminating an object to be measured with light at two different wavelengths and an incident angle; capturing an image of the object; detecting a frequency of an interference pattern from the image using fractional bi-spectrum analysis; and calculating a thickness of the object based on the fractional bi-spectrum analysis. The thickness is calculated based on a relationship between the thickness and the frequency of the interference pattern. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Tumor specific antibody conjugates and uses therefor

Provided are isolated antibodies, and fragments and derivatives thereof, which bind to tumor antigens. Provided are antibody/nanoparticle conjugates. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Quantum dot light emitting devices

In one aspect, light emitting devices are described herein. In some embodiments, a light emitting device described herein comprises an inorganic semiconductor substrate and a layer of quantum dots (qds) covalently bonded to the inorganic semiconductor substrate. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Methods and compositions for biosensing

In one aspect, methods of sensing are described herein. In some embodiments, such a method comprises disposing a population of luminescent species in a test sample, exposing the test sample to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength corresponding to an excitation wavelength of the luminescent species, detecting light emitted by the luminescent species within a detection region of the test sample, and correlating the light emitted by the luminescent species within the detection region to a presence or absence of an analyte within the test sample. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Systems and methods for bromide separation and reuse

In one aspect, systems and methods for the efficient and cost-effective removal of bromide from wastewater streams are described herein. Briefly, a system for bromide removal comprises pretreatment apparatus operable for at least partial removal of background ionic species from the wastewater stream and/or dilution of the background ionic species in the wastewater stream. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

11/23/17 / #20170338659

Systems and methods for dispatching maximum available capacity for photovoltaic power plants

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for dispatching maximum available capacity for photovoltaic (pv) power plants are described. For an embodiment, a pv panel assembly comprises a first pv panel configured to generate direct current (dc) power and an inverter molecule coupled to the first pv panel. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

11/23/17 / #20170332622

Compositions and methods for preservation and storage of biological materials

In one aspect, solvent systems are described herein. In some embodiments, such a solvent system comprises a disaccharide component, choline halide or choline acetate, and water. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

11/16/17 / #20170331251

Light-effect transistor (let)

Example photoconductive devices and example methods for using photoconductive devices are described. An example method may include providing a photoconductive device having a metal-semiconductor-metal structure. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

11/09/17 / #20170324757

Multiple detector methods and systems for defeating low and slow application ddos attacks

Methods and systems for detecting and defeating a low and slow application ddos attack, comprising: computing the entropy of a plurality of detectors, at least in part selected from a group geo detector, a group response size detector, a group preference detector, and an individual client behavior detector, wherein the plurality of detectors each describe a feature of traffic affected by the ddos attack; composing the plurality of detectors on one or more of a receiver operating characteristic (roc) curve basis and a correlation basis; and implementing a countermeasure to mitigate the ddos attack.. . ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

10/05/17 / #20170287353

Alcohol and drug intervention system and method

An alcohol and drug intervention system and method, comprising: a server component; and a mobile application component wirelessly coupled to the server component; wherein the server component and the mobile application component are collectively operable for, in an interactive manner, receiving input from a user and presenting the user with output based on the input received from the user, wherein the input received from the user comprises one or more of personal information, activity information, and activity related to alcohol and/or drug use, and wherein the output presented to the user comprises one or more of coaching information and counseling information. Optionally, the system further comprises a testing device coupled to the mobile application component and adjusting one or more of the coaching and counseling information based on results obtained from the testing device.. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

09/21/17 / #20170271912

Dispatchable photovoltaic panel with fully integrated energy storage and grid interactive power conversion

A dispatchable photovoltaic (pv) panel product that includes multiple types of voltage sources is described. The product can include a pv panel that includes pv cells, a battery, and a panel level panel mounted inverter coupled to the pv panel and the battery. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

08/31/17 / #20170250624

Multi-level inverter

Various examples are directed to systems and methods for a multi-level inverter to convert direct current (dc) to alternating current (ac). The inverter may comprise first, second and third capacitors electrically coupled in series between a positive dc rail and a negative dc rail. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

08/24/17 / #20170239659

Microfluidic devices and applications thereof

In one aspect, single-sided microfluidic devices are described herein. In some embodiments, a single-sided microfluidic device comprises a substrate, a photoconductive layer positioned over the substrate, electrical contacts in electrical communication with the photoconductive layer, and a dielectric assembly positioned over the photoconductive layer. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

08/17/17 / #20170233739

Dna aptamers against cancer and uses thereof in delivery of therapy and diagnosis of cancer

Disclosed herein are unique single stranded dna oligonucleotide products identified as binding with high affinity and specificity to ovarian tumor cells that may be used in the delivery of therapy to and diagnosis of ovarian cancer.. . ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

07/06/17 / #20170194437

Growth of semiconductors on hetero-substrates using graphene as an interfacial layer

Graphene is used as an interfacial layer to grow si and other semiconductors or crystalline materials including two-dimensional si and other structures on any foreign substrate that can withstand the growth temperature without the limitation matching condition typically required for epitaxial growth.. . ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

05/04/17 / #20170121473

Hemp fiber reinforced composite with recycled high density polyethylene and production thereof

Novel structural materials composed of industrial hemp fiber with recycled high density polyethylene (hdpe) as well as methods for the production of the same are disclosed. The material's mechanical strength outperforms that of conventional lumber and could compete with glass fiber reinforced composites, particularly in tensile strength. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

04/13/17 / #20170104312

Light-effect transistor (let)

Example photoconductive devices and example methods for using photoconductive devices are described. An example method may include providing a photoconductive device having a metal-semiconductor-metal structure. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

03/23/17 / #20170085091

Battery energy storage system controller systems and methods

An energy storage system controller, including: an energy storage system coupled to a power distribution system; and a processor in communication with the energy storage system, wherein the processor executes: a renewables capacity firming algorithm operable for conditioning intermittent power of a renewable energy station using real time and historical input data such that it is made more stable and non-intermittent, optionally utilizing one or more parameter values associated with comparable time periods taking into account one or more factors comprising cloud state; and a peak load shaving algorithm operable for ensuring that the energy storage system is capable of transmitting full power capacity at a predicted feeder peak load time determined by the processor from real time and historical input data; wherein the performance of the renewables capacity firming algorithm and the performance of the peak load shaving algorithm are optimized in parallel.. . ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

02/16/17 / #20170045442

Comparative discrimination spectral detection system and method for the identification of chemicals with overlapping spectral signatures

A comparative discrimination spectral detection (cdsd) system for the identification of chemicals with overlapping spectral signatures, including: a radiation source for delivering radiation to a sample; a radiation collector for collecting radiation from the sample; a plurality of beam splitters for splitting the radiation collected from the sample into a plurality of radiation beams; a plurality of low-resolution optical filters for filtering the plurality of radiation beams; a plurality of radiation detectors for detecting the plurality filtered radiation beams; and a processor for: receiving a set of reference spectra related to a set of target chemicals and generating a set of base vectors for the set of target chemicals from the set of reference spectra, wherein the set of base vectors define a geometrical shape in a configuration space; receiving a set of filtered test spectra from the plurality of radiation detectors and generating a set of test vectors in the configuration space from the set of filtered test spectra; assessing a geometrical relationship of the set of test vectors and the geometrical shape defined by the set of base vectors in the configuration space; and based on the assessed geometrical relationship, establishing a probability that a given test spectrum or spectra matches a given reference spectrum or spectra.. . ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

02/09/17 / #20170041010

Digital discrete-time non-foster circuits and elements

A method to implement circuits and circuit elements having one or more ports may include digitizing, using analog-to-digital converters, continuous-time input signals received from one or more ports of a circuit to form discrete-time input signals. At a digital signal processor, the discrete-time input signals are received and the discrete-time input signals are processed to calculate a desired discrete-time output signals. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

02/09/17 / #20170035893

Isatoic anhydride derivatives and applications thereof

Isatoic anhydride derivatives having an n-substituent which includes a quaternary ammonium group are useful for labeling and/or functionalizing a target material and/or for coupling materials together. The isatoic anhydride derivatives of the present disclosure can be advantageously water soluble, easily prepared and purified. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

01/12/17 / #20170010484

Type iii hetrojunction - broken gap hj

A semiconductor junction may include a first layer and a second layer. The first layer may include a first semiconductor material and the second layer may be deposited on the first layer and may include a second material. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

01/05/17 / #20170005560

Flux focusing magnetic gear assembly using ferrite magnets or the like

The present invention relates generally to a flux focusing magnetic gear assembly using ferrite magnets or the like. The present invention also relates generally to a flux focusing magnetic gear assembly using ferrite magnets or the like that incorporates an outer stator assembly that converts a variable input to a constant output. ... University Of North Carolina At Charlotte








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