US Pat. No. 9,260,760

METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPLETE RESPONSE TO ANTICANCER THERAPY

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An in vitro method for determining a complete response to an anti-cancer therapy in a subject comprising:
(a) determining a CD133 RNA expression level in a biological sample of a subject who has undergone or is undergoing an anticancer
therapy to treat colorectal cancer comprising administration of a fluorocytidine derivative and a COX-2 enzyme inhibitor;
and

(b) identifying the subject as having a complete response to the anticancer therapy if the CD133 RNA expression level in the
sample is (i) less than about 0.56, when normalized to GAPDH RNA level, or (ii) less than the CD133 RNA expression level in
a sample from a cancer-free control.

US Pat. No. 10,050,796

ENCODING TERNARY DATA FOR PUF ENVIRONMENTS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for an addressable physically unclonable function generator (APG) to authenticate a distributed peripheral, comprising the steps of:receiving, by an APG comprising an array of physically unclonable functions (PUFs), a user identification and a password from a distributed peripheral;
converting by the APG the user identification and the password into a binary stream of bits;
decrypting by the APG the binary stream of bits;
converting by the APG the decrypted binary stream of bits into a first ternary stream of data;
removing by the APG all binary elements from the first ternary stream of data while retaining all X's in their respective locations;
generating by the APG an input to a hash function based on the user identification and the random number;
generating, by the hash function, a hash digest based on the input to the hash function, wherein the hash digest identifies a location within the array of PUFs;
determining by the APG a plurality of cells at the location within the PUF corresponding to a response;
measuring by the APG a parameter for each cell in the plurality of cells at the location in the PUF corresponding to the response that does not have an X;
not measuring by the APG a parameter for each cell in the plurality of cells at the location in the PUF corresponding to the response that has an X;
assigning by the APG a zero to each cell in the plurality of cells in the PUF with a parameter below a predetermined range;
assigning by the APG a one to each cell in the plurality of cells in the PUF with a parameter above a predetermined range, thereby creating a second ternary stream of data;
determining by the APG a challenge response error rate by comparing the first ternary stream of data with the second ternary stream of data; and
upon determining by the APG the challenge response error rate is below a predetermined threshold, authenticating the distributed peripheral.

US Pat. No. 9,361,877

ULTRASONIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION THROUGH RF-IMPERVIOUS ENCLOSURES AND ABUTTED STRUCTURES

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An ultrasonic communication system, comprising:
a first enclosure having at least one first steel corner post comprising at least one first channel capable of transmitting
modulated ultrasonic waves;

one or more first modules comprising an ultrasonic transceiver positioned onto the at least one first channel;
a second enclosure having at least one second steel corner post comprising at least one second channel capable of transmitting
modulated ultrasonic waves;

one or more second modules comprising an ultrasonic transceiver positioned onto the at least one second channel; and
wherein the first enclosure and the second enclosure are positioned in an abutting interface connecting the at least one first
channel of the at least one first steel corner post and the at least one second channel of the at least one second steel corner
post, and wherein the first module and the second module communicate using the at least one first channel and at least one
second channel to transmit modulated ultrasonic waves in a frequency range between near 280 kHz and approximately 330 kHz.

US Pat. No. 9,427,410

FORMULATION OF ACOUSTICALLY ACTIVATABLE PARTICLES HAVING LOW VAPORIZATION ENERGY AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

The University of North ...

1. A method or producing particles or materials for ultrasound activation, comprising:
extruding or emulsifying a first substance comprising at least one component that is a perfluorocarbon or perfluorochemical
having a boiling point below 25° C. at atmospheric pressure into or in the presence of a second substance to create a bubble
in which the first substance is encapsulated by the second substance and wherein at least some of the first substance exists
in a gaseous phase at the time of encapsulation of the first substance within the second substance, and, after formation of
the bubble, causing the first substance that is In the gaseous phase In the bubble to condense to a liquid phase, which causes
the bubble to transform into a droplet or emulsion having a core consisting of a liquid; wherein the droplet or emulsion is
an activatable phase change agent that remains a droplet having a core consisting or a liquid at 25° C. and atmospheric pressure,
and wherein the first substance has a boiling point below 25° C. at atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,236,643

ALUMINUM-BASED METAL-AIR BATTERIES

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method of operating an electrochemical cell, comprising: a plurality of electrodes comprising a fuel electrode that comprises
aluminum and an air electrode that absorbs gaseous oxygen, and an ionically conductive medium comprising an organic solvent,
the cell being operable in a discharge mode; the method comprising:
operating the cell in the discharge mode, wherein gaseous oxygen is reduced at the air electrode and the aluminum is oxidized
at the fuel electrode;

wherein during non-use of the cell, the organic solvent promotes formation of a protective interface between the aluminum
of the fuel electrode and the ionically conductive medium; and

wherein at an onset of the discharge mode, at least some of the protective interface is removed from the aluminum to thereafter
permit oxidation of the aluminum during the discharge mode.

US Pat. No. 9,121,852

CARCINOMA DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, BASED ON ODC1 GENOTYPE

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method for the preventative or curative treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or neuroblastoma in a patient
comprising:
a) obtaining results from a test that determines the patient's genotype at position +316 of at least one ODC1 promoter gene
allele; and

b) if the results indicate that the patient's genotype at position +316 of at least one allele of the ODC1 promoter gene is
G, administering to the patient effective amounts of a pharmaceutical therapy comprising:

(i) a first agent that inhibits ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) within the patient; and
(ii) a second agent that modulates the polyamine pathway to reduce overall polyamine content within the patient when combined
with the first agent.

US Pat. No. 9,477,128

GRAPHENE/METAL NANOWIRE HYBRID TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A hybrid transparent conductive film comprising:
a film of silver nanowires; and
a film of a reduced graphene oxide film and gold nanoparticles assembled in combination directly covering said film of silver
nanowires.

US Pat. No. 9,349,947

METHODS OF USING A TWO TERMINAL MULTI-LAYER THIN FILM RESISTANCE SWITCHING DEVICE WITH A DIFFUSION BARRIER

Board of Regents, Univers...

1. A method of using a two terminal multi-layer thin film resistance switching device comprising:
providing a two terminal multi-layer thin film resistance switching device comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode;
first and second active switching layers between the first and second electrodes; and
a buffer layer between the first and second active switching layers;
applying an electrical pulse between the first and second electrodes to create an electrical field or to inject an electrical
current in the active resistance switching layers greater than a threshold electric field value that changes the resistance
of the device;

and using the thin film resistance switching device as a resistive random access memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,094,342

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING ROUTER RESOURCES VIA A MOBILE VIRTUAL ROUTER

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
forming a single mobile virtual router configured to utilize resources of a plurality of routers of a network, wherein the
routers include one or more physical routers, one or more virtual routers, one or more other mobile virtual routers, or a
combination thereof; and

dynamically partitioning the resources of the single mobile virtual router in response to an operational criterion of the
network, wherein the single mobile virtual router is a single control entity for the partitioned resources of each of the
plurality of routers executing the single mobile virtual router,

wherein the single mobile virtual router includes a control plane instance, a forwarding plane instance, and a management
plane instance; each of the instances being moveable among the one or more physical routers.

US Pat. No. 9,598,697

RECOMBINANT BACTERIUM TO DECREASE TUMOR GROWTH

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A recombinant Salmonella bacterium, wherein the bacterium has:
a. ?PmurA::TT araC PBAD murA,

b. at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?PmurA::TT araC PBAD murA and ?asdA::TT araC PBAD c2, and, optionally, at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?(gmd-fcl) and ?relA,

c. constitutive expression, from a constitutive promoter, of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting
of tar and tsr,

d. a deletion or mutation to decrease expression of trg,
e. constitutive expression, from a constitutive promoter, of hilA,
f. at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?purA and ?(wza-wcaM),
g. regulated delayed synthesis of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting of sopE2 and sopB, and
h. increased expression of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting of sseL tlpA, and avrA and/or expression
of at least one protein selected from the group consisting of Fas ligand (FasL) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing
ligand (TRAIL).

US Pat. No. 9,481,888

RECOMBINANT BACTERIUM AND METHODS OF ANTIGEN AND NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A recombinant Salmonella bacterium, wherein the bacterium comprises:
(a) a mutation selected from the group consisting of a ?PhilA::Ptrc?lacO hilA mutation and a ?PhilA::PhilA hilA mutation, wherein the ?PhilA::PhilA hilA mutation comprises a mutation in the hilA promoter that reduces nucleoid-associated protein H-NS binding,

(b) a ?tlpA mutation and a ?sseL mutation and, optionally at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of an ampG
mutation, an ampD mutation, and a nagE mutation, and

(c) at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of a tlyC mutation, a pld mutation, a ?sifA mutation and a ?PsifA::TT araC PBAD sifA mutation.

US Pat. No. 9,068,346

ACOUSTIC ATTENUATORS BASED ON POROUS NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An acoustic attenuating composition, wherein the composition comprises primary particles and secondary particles, wherein
said secondary particles are composed of the primary particles and the secondary particles are embedded in a network of nanofibers
and the composition contains pores ranging in size from less than 10 nm to more than one micron in diameter and further wherein
the composition exhibits acoustic transmission loss ranging from 20 to 60 dB/cm thickness of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,406,789

NANOSCALE VARIABLE RESISTOR/ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSISTOR

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New...

1. A nanodevice for use in an electrical circuit, comprising:
a dielectric having a dielectric constant;
a metal conductor nanowire coupled to the dielectric, the nanowire having at least one constriction with a reduced diameter;
and

at least one gate disposed about at least a portion of the dielectric and coupled to the nanowire at the at least one constriction
for activating change of state for the nanowire.

US Pat. No. 9,345,119

TARGETS AND PROCESSES FOR FABRICATING SAME

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A hemispherical target comprising a metal layer comprising a first metal layer and a second metal layer, the first and
second metal layers being separated by another layer, and defining a hollow, concave inner surface having an internal apex
and a distance of less than about 15 ?m between two opposing points of the internal apex, the target further defining a convex
outer surface and a base positioned opposite the internal apex.

US Pat. No. 9,482,616

METHODS, KITS AND SYSTEMS FOR SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION FOR BIOASSAYS USING ZINC NANOPARTICLES

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A method of detecting an analyte in a sample, comprising:
contacting the sample containing the analyte with a detecting agent, wherein the detecting agent comprises a specific binding
agent that binds the analyte and zinc nanoparticles wherein the zinc nanoparticles and specific binding agent are coupled
together, spherical and have an average diameter of 50 nm;

exposing the analyte bound to the specific binding agent which is coupled to the zinc nanoparticles to an acidic condition
to release zinc ions from the zinc nanoparticles;

contacting the released zinc ions with an indicator to generate a signal; and detecting the signal.

US Pat. No. 9,326,814

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING LESION SIZE SHORTLY AFTER ONSET OF RF ENERGY DELIVERY

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A computer-implemented control system adapted to predict a lesion size in tissue after the onset of an RF ablation procedure,
the procedure being conducted using an RF generator output to drive at least one ablation electrode supported on the distal
section of a catheter, the catheter further having at least one temperature sensor, comprising:
a computer having a processor;
a data acquisition system having multiple channels that provide data, including at least one channel providing data from the
at least one ablation electrode;

a plurality of modules each executing in the processor of the computer, including:
a temperature determining module comprising a detection of temperatures in the vicinity of the at least one ablation electrode
from the at least one temperature sensor and a control loop operatively responsive to a currently detected temperature of
the temperatures to control a rise time to a target temperature;

an RF control module operative to vary the RF generator output so as to maintain the target temperature for a duration of
the RF ablation procedure;

a regression algorithm operative to apply a formula and compute the prediction of the lesion size in the tissue, within five
seconds after the onset of the RF ablation procedure, independent of the currently detected temperature from the at least
one temperature sensor; and

a user-interface module operative to provide from the computer onto a display at least the prediction of the lesion size to
inform the RF ablation procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,353,309

METHOD FOR TREATING A FORMATION WITH A SOLVENT

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A method of treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having at least one first gas permeability, the method comprising:
injecting a fluid into the hydrocarbon-bearing formation, wherein the fluid comprises at least one material from at least
two of Group I, Group II, or Group III, wherein:

Group I is a polyol or polyol ether, wherein the polyol has from 2 to 25 carbon atoms, and wherein the polyol ether has from
3 to 8 carbon atoms;

Group II is a monohydroxy alcohol, ether, or ketone, wherein the monohydroxy alcohol, ether, and ketone independently have
from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and

Group III is toluene, diesel, heptane, octane, or condensate,
wherein the fluid at least one of solubilizes or displaces at least one of brine or condensate in the hydrocarbon-bearing
formation, wherein the fluid is free of nonionic polymeric surfactant comprising perfluoroalkylsulfonamido groups, wherein
any surfactant that may be present in the fluid is below its critical micelle concentration, wherein the hydrocarbon-bearing
formation has at least one second gas permeability after injecting the fluid into the formation, and wherein the second gas
permeability is at least 5 percent higher than the first gas permeability.

US Pat. No. 9,081,193

INTERFEROMETRIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. An optical system comprising:
at least one light source including a deep ultraviolet light source configured to generate first light having a wavelength
within a window in the deep ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum within which a local minimum in the absorption
coefficient of oxygen occurs that at standard temperature and pressure is less than 25 atm?1 cm?1, wherein the wavelength is approximately 121.6 nm, and wherein the at least one light source is further configured to generate
second light that includes visible light or near-ultraviolet light and that is directed toward a target location to allow
for locating of a feature of interest at the target location;

a lens device that receives at least a first portion of the generated first light, directs at least some of the first portion
of the generated first light toward the target location, receives reflected light from the target location, and directs at
least some of the reflected light toward a further location, wherein a region within a housing of the deep ultraviolet light
source experiences a sub-atmospheric pressure and is substantially sealed off from an outside atmosphere, and wherein at least
a part of a light path between the deep ultraviolet light source and the target location is other than at a high vacuum;

a camera device that is positioned at one of the further location and an additional location, wherein the camera device receives
at least a second portion of the reflected light; and

a beam splitter positioned between at least two of the deep ultraviolet light source, the lens device and the camera device,
whereby an image is generated by the camera device based upon the second portion of the reflected light,
wherein the optical system is an interferometer.

US Pat. No. 9,368,208

NON-VOLATILE LATCH USING MAGNETO-ELECTRIC AND FERRO-ELECTRIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A non-volatile memory circuit comprising:
a first access transistor, a second access transistor, a first inverter having a first n-type transistor and a first p-type
transistor, a second inverter having a second n-type transistor and a second p-type transistor, at least one magnetic device,
and a programming logic,

wherein the first access transistor connects a bit line to a first output node of the first inverter under control of a word
line coupled to a gate of the first access transistor,

wherein the second access transistor connects a bit bar line to a second output node of the second inverter under control
of the word line coupled to a gate of the second access transistor,

wherein the first output node is coupled to a second input node of the second inverter and the second output node is coupled
to a first input node of the first inverter,

wherein the at least one magnetic device is coupled to the first n-type transistor and the second n-type transistor, and
wherein the programming logic is coupled to at least one of the first output node and the second output node to program the
at least one magnetic device,

wherein the at least one magnetic device comprises a first magneto-electric device and a second magneto-electric device, wherein
a first bottom electrode of the first magneto-electric device receives an output of the programming logic coupled to the first
output node, wherein a second bottom electrode of the second magneto-electric device receives an output of the programming
logic coupled to the second output node, wherein a first free ferromagnetic (FM) layer of the first magneto-electric device
and a second free FM layer of the second magneto-electric device are coupled to each other, wherein a first pinned FM layer
having a first polarity is coupled to the first n-type transistor, and wherein a second pinned FM layer having a second polarity
opposite the first polarity is coupled to the second n-type transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,324,484

NANOFERRITE FLAKES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method comprising:
forming a ferrite layer having a columnar structure; and
separating ferrite flakes from the ferrite layer,
wherein forming the ferrite layer comprises spin-spraying the ferrite layer on a substrate, and
wherein the ferrite flakes comprise a metal oxide having a spinel cubic crystal structure with a stoichiometry represented
by AB2O4, where A and B represent different lattice sites occupied by cationic species, and O represents oxygen in its own sublattice.

US Pat. No. 9,272,090

BURN PATIENT RESUSCITATION SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. A system for use in resuscitating a patient comprising:
a urine sensor;
an infusion pump;
an electronic medical records interface; and
a processor connected to said urine sensor and said infusion pump, said processor having
means for calculating an infusion rate using an infusion rate model based on at least a current infusion rate received from
at least one of said infusion pump and said electronic medical records interface, a current urinary output, and infusion rate
model based constants, the new infusion rate is calculated using the following equation


 where It is the new infusion rate, It-1 is the last infusion rate, e(t) is the urinary output error between the current urinary output and a target urinary output,
IRCt is the infusion rate constant at time t based on the hours post burn, and UOCt is the urinary constant, and

wherein the urinary output error is further multiplied by a Gaussian function calculated using a mid-point of a target urinary
output range.

US Pat. No. 9,327,231

TUBULAR CERAMIC-CARBONATE DUAL-PHASE MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A tubular dual-phase membrane comprising:
a tubular-shaped body comprising:
an outer support layer comprising a first ceramic material that is non-wettable with carbonate;
a thin inner layer bonded to the outer support layer made from a second ceramic material that is wettable with carbonate,
wherein the second ceramic material is bonded to the carbonate; and

a channel defined by the thin inner layer, wherein the channel is in communication with a proximal opening at a first end
of the tubular body and a distal opening at a second end of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 9,244,976

JUST-IN-TIME ANALYTICS ON LARGE FILE SYSTEMS AND HIDDEN DATABASES

The George Washington Uni...

1. A system for performing an aggregate query of a large structured hidden database or collection of structured hidden databases
having information containing a plurality of attributes, wherein the hidden databases impose form user interfaces and a limit
on the number of queries that can be performed by one IP address, the system comprising:
a processor in communication with the structured hidden database or collection of databases, said processor configured to
identify a query plan having multiple levels with each level of the query plan representing one of the plurality of attributes,
map the query plan to queries of the structured hidden database or collection of structured hidden databases, query the structured
hidden database or collection of structured hidden databases based on the query plan to obtain an aggregate estimation of
at least one of the plurality of attributes, identify a search result of a number of top tuples in the structured hidden database
or collection of structured hidden databases, and restrict the number of top tuples in the search result when the number of
tuples in the search result exceed a maximum number, with only incomplete knowledge of all attribute domains for the plurality
of attributes.

US Pat. No. 9,076,974

TRIDENTATE PLATINUM (II) COMPLEXES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A platinum (II) complex of the formula,
wherein:
Ar1 is a 1,2-diazole ring, Ar2 is a phenyl ring, and Ar3 is a 1,3-diazole ring, and Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 together form a tridentate
ligand coordinated to the platinum through atoms X, Y, and Z, respectively, wherein X is nitrogen, Y is carbon, and Z is nitrogen,
and

W is an anion.
US Pat. No. 9,399,771

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY TRANSFECTION OF SIRNA

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A high efficiency short interfering RNA (siRNA) transfection method comprising:
(i) subjecting a population of cells adhering on an electrically conductive cell culture surface to one or more low voltage
pulses to condition the cells for chemical transfection without causing the formation of pores; and

(ii) transfecting siRNA, using a chemical transfection agent, into the electrically conditioned population of cells, following
the one or more low voltage pulses to obtain a transfected population of viable cells, wherein the one or more low voltage
pulses provide a voltage from about ?3 V to about +3 V.

US Pat. No. 9,370,172

LYSING PAENIBACILLIS LARVAE BY EXPOSURE TO PHAGE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of deterring a first strain of Paenibacillus larvae that is not P. larvae 2605, comprising providing to an environment of a bee hive infected with the first strain of P. larvae an isolated lytic phage that lyses P. larvae 2605 and deters productive replication of P. larvae 2605.

US Pat. No. 9,341,831

OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH CATADIOPTRIC OPTICAL SUBSYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An optical system comprising:
a catadioptric subsystem configured to collect light from an object;
a refractive subsystem configured to form an image of the object through the catadioptric subsystem; and
a baffle arranged along an optical axis of the optical system and configured to block light, which travels toward the refractive
subsystem without being reflected by the catadioptric subsystem, to form a shielded portion in a center of an exit pupil plane
of the optical system,

wherein the catadioptric subsystem includes a partially transparent surface around the optical axis so that transmissivity
of a region, other than the shielded portion, in the exit pupil plane varies in a radial direction of the exit pupil plane.

US Pat. No. 9,089,545

SMALL MOLECULE RNASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Rochester, ...

1. A method of treating, reducing or inhibiting a Staphylococcus infection in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an RNase inhibitor of the following
structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, wherein:
Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
L is
wherein X1 and X2 are each independently O or S, and wherein X3 is CH2 or NH; and
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted
or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted
heteroalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted
aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxyl,
or substituted or unsubstituted carboxyl,

provided that either (1) Ar is substituted or unsubstituted furan, or (2) at least one of R1 and R2 is not hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,057,684

GAMMA RAY IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Arizona Board Of Rege...

1. A system for imaging at least one gamma source, comprising:
a pixelated Compton scattering layer for producing scattered gamma photons from Compton scattering of gamma photons emitted
by the gamma source; and

a non-pixelated full-energy detector for detecting at least a portion of the scattered gamma photons geometrically encoded
by a coded aperture located at a distance from the pixelated Compton scattering layer and positioned between the pixelated
Compton scattering layer and the full-energy detector.

US Pat. No. 9,105,434

HIGH CURRENT, HIGH ENERGY BEAM FOCUSING ELEMENT

The Board Of Regents Of T...

17. A system that collects a source of electrons and allows internal space charge build-up and internal self-electric field
build-up that results in self-emission at a predetermined location of a needle cathodic structure in the system comprising:
a cup-rod assembly anode contained in a structure having a work function of and a needle cathodic structure acting as a secondary
cathode;

a needle of the needle cathodic structure inserted in a wire mesh cathode in the cathodic structure;
a dielectric insulator between the needle and a wire mesh cathode;
a source of electrons to provide electrons into the cup-rod assembly in the anode;
a beam drift tube non-equilibrium plasma pinch housing and enabling electron transport to the cup-rod assembly by electron
channeling, a surface of the cup-rod assembly having a work function greater than X eV;

the needle acting as a secondary cathode within a primary wire mesh cathode structure positioned above an interior surface
of the cup-rod assembly and centrally located within and vacuum insulated from the wire mesh cathode structure in the primary
cathode structure, the needle configured for field emission based on internal space charge build-up and generation of an internal
self-electric field;

the needle having a work function of less than Y eV; and
wherein X?Y?2.5.

US Pat. No. 9,079,935

REDUCING RISK OF CONTRACTING CLOSTRIDIUM-DIFFICILE ASSOCIATED DISEASE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of reducing risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated disease or reducing existing Clostridium difficile-associated disease in a mammalian subject, the method comprising administering to the mammalian subject an effective amount
of a germination-inhibiting compound derived from taurocholate, wherein the compound derived from taurocholate is a compound
conforming to:

wherein R1 and R2 are hydroxyl groups; R3 is hydrogen; R4 is oxygen; and R5 is NH(m-(C6H4))SO3H.

US Pat. No. 9,244,975

JUST-IN-TIME ANALYTICS ON LARGE FILE SYSTEMS

The George Washington Uni...

1. A computer-readable non-transitory medium having instructions for performing a query of a multi-level file system having
a total number of folders, wherein the instructions are capable of being executed by a processor that is in communication
with the file system to perform steps comprising the steps of:
(a) determining by the processor querying a root level of the file system, a number of folders and a number of files at the
root level of the multi-level file system, in which the number of levels is unknown and each level has at least one file or
folder and at least one level has a plurality of folders and the multi-level file system can have one or more files at any
level;

(b) arbitrarily selecting by the processor, one of the root level folders to be a currently-selected folder;
(c) determining by the processor querying the currently-selected folder, a number of sub-folders and a number of files contained
in the currently-selected folder;

(d) arbitrarily selecting by the processor, one of the sub-folders in the currently-selected folder to be the currently-selected
folder;

(e) repeating steps (c) and (d) until the currently-selected folder contains no further sub-folders, whereby steps (b)-(e)
are performed for fewer than the total number of folders to thereby achieve approximate processing of aggregate and top-k
queries over the file system; and

(f) calculating by the processor, an estimate of a total number of files in the multi-level file system based on the determinations
at steps (a) and (c), wherein the non-transitory medium does not refer to a New Technology File System with a master file
table, and

whereby steps (c), (d) and (e) drills down a single path of folders and sub-folders, and further comprising repeating steps
(a)-(e) for a different root level folder to drill down a different single path of folders and sub-folders.

US Pat. No. 9,504,701

METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS USING HYDROGEN SULFIDE DONORS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method for treating a filoviridae viral infection of a subject comprising administering an effective amount of an H2S donor to the subject.
US Pat. No. 9,480,856

X-RAY TARGETED BOND OR COMPOUND DESTRUCTION

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method of destroying a hazardous substance comprising:
a. identifying a location that potentially comprises a hazardous substance, said hazardous substance comprising at least one
bond having a bond distance; and

b. directing x-rays towards said location, the x-rays having an irradiation energy that corresponds to said bond distance
in order to induce a decomposition of said hazardous substance by breaking said at least one bond;

wherein said hazardous substance is an explosive substance and said directing of x-rays towards said location does not cause
an explosion;

wherein said hazardous substance comprises an oxidizer comprising said at least one bond, wherein said oxidizer is selected
from KClO3, KlO3, KBrO3, KClO4, fluorocarbons and combinations thereof, wherein said directing of x-rays towards said location induces an acatalytic decomposition
reaction of said oxidizer to produce at least O2, wherein said hazardous substance comprises TATB, and wherein said x-ray has an irradiation energy of about 9 keV and is
used to break a C—C bond in said TATB having a bond distance of about 1.4 Å.

US Pat. No. 9,412,484

ULTRACAPACITOR WITH A NOVEL CARBON

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. An activated expanded graphite oxide prepared by:
exposing a graphite oxide to microwave energy from about 300 MHz to about 300 GHz to provide an expanded graphite oxide; and
contacting the expanded graphite oxide with a basic or reducing activator to form an activated expanded graphite oxide, wherein
the activated expanded graphite oxide has a three-dimensional distribution of mesopores, wherein at least a portion of the
mesopores have a width of from about 0.5 nm to about 10 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,388,428

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATED TO VIRUSES OF THE GENUS NEGEVIRUS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A nucleic acid expression vector comprising 5? to 3? (a) Negevirus 5?UTR, (b) Negevirus ORF1, (c) heterologous nucleic
acid, and (d) Negevirus 3?UTR.
US Pat. No. 9,297,015

REGULATED EXPRESSION OF ANTIGEN AND/OR REGULATED ATTENTUATION TO ENHANCE VACCINE IMMUNOGENICITY AND/OR SAFETY

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A recombinant bacterium capable of the regulated expression of at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding an antigen of
interest, wherein the bacterium comprises:
(a) at least one chromosomally integrated nucleic acid sequence encoding a repressor operably linked to a regulatable promoter
wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding the repressor and/or promoter have been modified from the wild-type nucleic acid
sequence so as to optimize the expression level of the nucleic acid sequence encoding the repressor, and;

(b) a vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding at least one antigen of interest operably linked to a promoter regulated
by the repressor, such that the expression of the nucleic acid sequence encoding the antigen is repressed during in vitro
growth of the bacterium, but the bacterium is capable of high level expression of the nucleic acid sequence encoding the antigen
in a host; and

(c) the mutation ?Pcrp::TT araC PBAD crp.

US Pat. No. 9,385,329

PLATINUM COMPLEXES AND DEVICES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A compound of Formula II2:

wherein L1 is a five-membered heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, carbene, or N-heterocyclic carbene,

wherein L2 is phenyl,

wherein A1 is O, S, S?O, SO2, Se, NR3, PR3, RP?O, CR1R2, C?O, SiR1R2, GeR1R2, BH, P(O)H, PH, NH, CR1H, CH2, SiH2, SiHR1, BH, or BR3,

wherein V1 is N, V2 is C, V3 is C, and V4 is N,

wherein each of Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 is independently C, N, O, or S,

wherein X is N,
wherein each of Rb, R1, R2, and R3 of Formula II2 is independently present or absent and if present, each of Rb, R1, R2, and R3 present represents mono-, di-, or tri-substitutions, and each Rb, R1, R2, and R3 present is independently substituted or unsubstituted aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl,
alkynyl, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy,
aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino,
sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, or
substituted silyl, and wherein two or more of Rb are optionally linked together,

wherein each of R, R1, R2, and R3 of variable A1 is independently hydrogen, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, deuterium, halogen,
hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl,
ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl,
carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, or substituted silyl, and wherein
two or more of R, R1, R2, and R3 are optionally linked together,

wherein each of
is independently:

and
wherein each of R, R1, and R2 of

is independently hydrogen, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, deuterium, halogen,
hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl,
ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl,
carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, or substituted silyl, and wherein
two or more of R, R1, R2, and R3 are optionally linked together.

US Pat. No. 9,226,731

OPTICALLY GUIDED NEEDLE BIOPSY SYSTEM USING MULTI-MODAL SPECTROSCOPY IN COMBINATION WITH A TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND PROBE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An apparatus for detection of cancer by optical biopsy, the apparatus comprising:
a motorized computer-controlled probe holder comprising a probe device, wherein the probe device comprises an integrated transrectal
ultrasound (TRUS) probe and an optical attachment wherein the optical attachment is controlled by the motorized computer-controlled
probe holder, and wherein the optical attachment comprises at least one optical fiber, at least one biopsy needle, and at
least one detector unit, and further wherein the detector unit is adapted to perform light reflectance spectroscopy, auto-fluorescence
spectroscopy and auto-fluorescence life time measurements;

at least two light sources; and
a spectrometer.
US Pat. No. 9,044,381

METHOD FOR DELIVERING DRUGS TO THE BRAIN

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A method for delivering a pharmaceutical composition to a brain of a mammalian subject, the method comprising the steps
of:
(i) forming a dispersion of a pharmaceutical composition as particles having an average particle size of from about 150 nm
to about 150 microns, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutic agent;

(ii) isolating cells from the mammalian subject, wherein the cells are capable of phagocytosis and are selected from the group
consisting of macrophages, monocytes, granulocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and combinations thereof;

(iii) contacting the cells with the dispersion of the pharmaceutical composition;
(iv) allowing for cell uptake of a portion of the particles to form loaded cells; and
(v) administering to the mammalian subject the loaded cells to deliver an effective amount of the pharmaceutical composition
to the brain.

US Pat. No. 9,357,331

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR A SECURE MOBILE CLOUD FRAMEWORK FOR MOBILE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A mobile device configured to be a member of a mobile and ad hoc network comprising:
a wireless communication interface;
a data storage device configured to store:
one or more software components;
one or more duplicated software components; and
one or more extended semi-shadow images, wherein the one or more extended shadow images may be configured to link one or more
common software components through a virtual trust and provisioning domain, wherein the one or more extended semi-shadow images
each comprise a virtual machine that mirrors a different mobile processing device, and wherein the one or more extended semi-shadow
images each comprise a secure storage (SS), and wherein the data storage device is configured to process data arriving at
the one or more extended semi-shadow images by:

classifying data as critical data or normal data;
sending the normal data to public cloud storage through a masking procedure; and
encrypting the critical data for storage in the secure storage of the one or more extended semi-shadow images; and
a mobile processing device configured to:
execute the one or more software components locally;
migrate execution of the one or more software components on a cloud-based computing server;
execute the one or more duplicated software components on a cloud-based computing server; and
provide sensing data.
US Pat. No. 9,310,365

METHOD OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING MELIOIDOSIS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of diagnosing a subject with melioidosis, comprising:
detecting, with an antibody produced by immunizing an animal with a melioidosis-associated antigen, by laboratory immunoassay,
the melioidosis-associated antigen in a sample obtained from a subject exhibiting one or more signs or symptoms associated
with melioidosis or a subject known to be at risk of acquiring melioidosis so as to obtain laboratory assay results regarding
the presence of the melioidosis-associated antigen in the sample, wherein the melioidosis-associated antigen is a capsular
polysaccharide (CPS) comprising an unbranched homopolymer of 6-deoxy-D-manno-heptose; and

providing laboratory assay results thereby diagnosing whether the subject has melioidosis.

US Pat. No. 9,306,218

HIGH SULFUR CONTENT COPOLYMERS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND OPTICAL ELEMENTS USING THEM

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of sulfur, at a level in the range of at least about 50 wt % of the copolymer,
and one or more monomers of diisopropenylbenzene, at a level in the range of about 0.1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the copolymer.
US Pat. No. 9,296,942

ANIONIC POLYALKOXY GROUP COMPRISING SURFACTANTS ON BASIS OF GUERBET-ALCOHOLS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE AND USE IN ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (EOR) APPLICATIONS

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A method of enhanced oil recovery from a hydrocarbon bearing formation comprising the steps of:
injecting a composition comprising at least an anionic ether surfactant composition having a general formula (I)
R1O—BOx—POy-EOz—X—Ya-a/bMb+  (I),

wherein R1, X, Y, M, n, x, y, z, a, b are as follows:

wherein R1 corresponds to an aliphatic, branched hydrocarbon group CnH2n+1 derived from a Guerbet alcohol (GA);

wherein n corresponds to the number of carbon atoms and ranges from 17 to 36,
wherein BO corresponds to a butoxy group;
wherein x corresponds to the number of butoxy groups and ranges from 2 to 25;
wherein PO corresponds to a propoxy group;
wherein y corresponds to the number of propoxy groups and ranges from 0 to 25;
wherein EO corresponds to a ethoxy group;
wherein z corresponds to the number of ethoxy groups and ranges from 0 to 70;
wherein X is selected from a single bond, an alkylene group with 1 to 10 carbon atoms or an alkenylene group with 2 to 10
carbon atoms;

wherein Y is an anionic sulfate group;
wherein M is the counter ion to the anionic group,
wherein a corresponds to a number of 1 or 2,
wherein b corresponds to a number of 1 to 3, into the hydrocarbon bearing formation through at least one injection well; and
recovering crude oil from the formation through at least one production well.

US Pat. No. 9,062,297

YERSINIA PESTIS VACCINE

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A recombinant Yersinia pestis bacterium, wherein the bacterium comprises the plasmid pCD1, and comprises a araC PBAD crp mutation such that the bacterium has regulated delayed attenuation.

US Pat. No. 9,388,041

MEMS-BASED CANTILEVER ENERGY HARVESTER

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1. A method for fabricating a piezoelectric energy harvester comprising:
placing a polysilicon layer on top of a silicon substrate;
sputtering a barrier layer on top of the substrate;
treating the substrate by thermal treatment;
depositing a template layer using the sol-gel process;
thermally treating the deposited template layer;
depositing a piezoelectric layer;
thermally treating the piezoelectric layer; and
subjecting the deposited layers to an etching process.

US Pat. No. 9,334,373

FIRE RETARDANT MATERIALS AND DEVICES INCLUDING SAME

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A fire retardant polymer comprising:
a. at least one pyridinium salt moiety; and
b. at least one phosphine oxide moiety.
US Pat. No. 9,290,539

MELANOTROPIN LIGANDS FOR SKIN CARE

THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGE...


US Pat. No. 9,102,940

RNAI MODULATION OF SCAP AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) for inhibiting the expression of a human SCAP gene in a cell, wherein said dsRNA
comprises a sense strand comprising SEQ ID NO:1 and an antisense strand comprising SEQ ID NO:2, and wherein said dsRNA is
at least 15 nucleotides in length and less than 30 nucleotides in length.

US Pat. No. 9,312,046

COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH MAGNETICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOPARTICLES HAVING ENHANCED ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

South Dakota Board of Reg...

1. A magnetically aligned carbon nanoparticle composite composition comprising:
carbon nanoparticles, a host material, magnetically sensitive nanoparticles, and a surfactant, wherein said magnetically sensitive
nanoparticles are present in the composition from about 1 wt. % to about 15 wt. %, wherein said surfactant attaches to the
carbon nanoparticles thereby connecting the carbon nanoparticle with the magnetically sensitive nanoparticles by electrostatic
attraction; wherein said composition is magnetically aligned and, once magnetically aligned, has increased electrical conductivity
of at least three orders of magnitude, in at least one direction, relative to a composite having the same composition without
magnetic alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,055,374

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AN AUDITORY PATTERN OF AN AUDIO SEGMENT

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining an auditory pattern associated with an audio segment, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a first plurality of frequency components that describe the audio segment in terms of frequency
and magnitude, wherein each of the first plurality of frequency components corresponds to one of a plurality of detector locations
on an auditory scale;

determining an average intensity pattern function at each of a first plurality of detector locations on the auditory scale,
wherein the average intensity pattern function is determined using at least one of the first plurality of frequency components;

determining a second plurality of frequency components, wherein the second plurality of frequency components is determined
based on at least one of the average intensity pattern function and the first plurality of frequency components, wherein locations
of the second plurality of frequency components are time-varying;

determining a detector location subset based on the average intensity pattern function; and
determining an auditory pattern based on at least one of the second plurality of frequency subset components and the detector
location subset.

US Pat. No. 9,360,611

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTRAST ENHANCED MULTIPLEXING OF IMAGES

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A microscope comprising:
an objective lens for receiving and collimating electromagnetic radiation emitted or scattered from an object of interest;
a volume hologram with one or more multiplexed holographic gratings to receive and diffract the collimated electromagnetic
radiation;

a relay system to receive and relay the diffracted collimated electromagnetic radiation from the volume hologram to a relayed
conjugate plane of the volume hologram's pupil;

a pupil filter located at the relayed conjugate plane of the volume hologram's pupil to receive and filter the relayed collimated
electromagnetic radiation from the relay system; and

a focusing lens to focus onto an imaging plane the collimated electromagnetic radiation that passes through the pupil filter,
and

wherein the pupil filter is disposed along the optical path between the relay system and the focusing lens.

US Pat. No. 9,359,213

PLASMA TREATMENT TO STRENGTHEN DIAMONDS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of altering physical properties of a diamond comprising:
providing a diamond with defects;
applying a cationic elemental plasma to the diamond at a plasma temperature of less than 300° C. and a pressure less than
300 millitorr; and

allowing the cationic elemental plasma to chemically bond with atoms in defects within the diamond;
thereby increasing the crushing strength index of the diamond by at least 5%.

US Pat. No. 9,291,710

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING SUBSURFACE TARGETS USING DATA INVERSION AND A TEMPORAL TRANSMISSION LINE MODEL

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A computer program embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium for detecting one or more subsurface targets comprising:
a code segment for receiving a reflectivity data from two or more subsurface reflectors using a ground penetrating radar,
wherein the two or more subsurface reflectors comprise the one or more subsurface targets and a medium surrounding the one
or more subsurface targets;

a code segment for calculating an impedance data for the two or more subsurface reflectors by inverting the reflectivity data
using a temporal transmission line model with a “layer-peeling” method;

a code segment for calculating one or more constitutive parameters of the two or more subsurface reflectors based on the impedance
data; and

a code segment for detecting the one or more subsurface targets based on a change in the one or more constitutive parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,238,653

ANTIMALARIAL AGENTS THAT ARE INHIBITORS OF DIHYDROOROTATE DEHYDROGENASE

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

5. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound selected from the following group:

and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,224,963

STABLE EMITTERS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A compound represented by one of the following chemical structures:

US Pat. No. 9,509,682

OBSCURING USERNAMES DURING A LOGIN PROCESS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a computing system, a token that was specified by first user input during a process for logging into a user
account;

determining, by the computing system, whether the token that was specified by the first user input matches any of a plurality
of tokens that are assigned to a respective plurality of user accounts;

identifying, by the computing system and in response to determining that the token that was specified by the first user input
matches a particular token that is assigned to a particular one of the plurality of user accounts, a username for the particular
one of the plurality of user accounts;

providing, by the computing system, information to cause a computer display to present, for user selection:
(i) the username with a part of the username obscured, and
(ii) multiple other usernames with a part of each of the multiple other usernames obscured, at least one of the multiple other
usernames including a fake username to obscure a connection between the token and the username;

receiving, by the computing system, an indication that second user input selected, during the process for logging into the
user account, the username with the part of the username obscured;

receiving, by the computing system, a particular password that was specified by third user input during the process for logging
into the user account; and

providing, by the computing system, authorization to log into the user account in response to the computing system having:
(i) received the indication that the second user input selected the username with the part of the username obscured in distinction
to any of the multiple other usernames with the part of each of the multiple other usernames obscured,

(ii) determined that the username that was selected by the second user input matches the username that is assigned to the
particular one of the plurality of user accounts associated with the token that was specified by first user input, and

(iii) determined that the particular password that was specified by the third user input matches a password that is assigned
to the particular one of the plurality of user accounts associated with the token that was specified by the first user input.

US Pat. No. 9,276,040

MAJORITY- AND MINORITY-GATE LOGIC SCHEMES BASED ON MAGNETO-ELECTRIC DEVICES

BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE U...

1. A magneto-electric (ME) magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ)-based Boolean device, comprising:
an exchange bias controlled switch on a pinned ferromagnetic layer;
a first input electrode connected to the exchange bias controlled switch;
a second input electrode connected to the exchange bias controlled switch; and
a third input electrode connected to the exchange bias controlled switch,
wherein the first input electrode applies a first voltage to a ME layer of the exchange bias controlled switch, the second
input electrode applies a second voltage to the ME layer, and the third input electrode applies a third voltage to the ME
layer to output a function result of the Boolean device at the pinned ferromagnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,233,973

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH INHIBIT FKBP52-MEDIATED REGULATION OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR FUNCTION AND METHODS OF USING SAME

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of inhibiting prostate cancer in a male mammal, the method comprising:
administering to the mammal a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound selected from the group consisting of:

and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates and stereoisomers thereof, wherein the composition comprises a pharmaceutically
and physiologically acceptable carrier, in an amount effective to inhibit prostate cancer cell growth in the mammal.

US Pat. No. 9,378,880

MAGNETIC-CORE POLYMER-SHELL NANOCOMPOSITES WITH TUNABLE MAGNETO-OPTICAL AND/OR OPTICAL PROPERTIES

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A nanocomposite material, comprising:
magnetic nanoparticles configured as nanocomposite particles each having a surface and a polymer shell on the surface; and
a host material containing the nanocomposite particles;
wherein the polymer shells are covalently bonded to the respective nanoparticle surfaces and comprise molecules of at least
one first monomer and at least one tethering agent covalently bonded to each other; and

the host material is covalently bonded to the polymer shells.

US Pat. No. 9,171,984

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Board of Regents of the N...

1. An energy production apparatus comprising:
fuzzy focusing optics defining a focal area;
a mounting plate having a generally planar surface, the planar surface positioned relative to the fuzzy focusing optics such
that at least a portion of light incident on the fuzzy focusing optics is directed onto the planar surface;

a plurality of solar cells coupled to the planar surface of the mounting plate;
a power transmission bus coupled to the plurality of solar cells; and
a drive mechanism in communication with the mounting plate and configured to rotate the mounting plate about an axis normal
to the planar surface of the mounting plate and to rotate the plurality of solar cells relative to the focal area wherein
the drive mechanism is configured to rotate the solar cells in and out of the focal area.

US Pat. No. 9,045,742

RECOMBINANT EDWARDSIELLA BACTERIUM

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A recombinant attenuated non-auxotrophic Edwardsiella ictaluri bacterium displaying regulated delayed attenuation, wherein the bacterium comprises a chromosomally integrated regulatable
promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding an attenuation protein, such that transcription of the nucleic
acid sequence encoding the attenuation protein occurs in a permissive environment, but ceases in a non-permissive in vivo
environment.

US Pat. No. 9,448,042

DIMINISHING DETONATOR EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS

The Board Of Regents Of T...

1. An apparatus for the reduction of performance characteristics of a detonator for an explosive device comprising:
a) a source of electromagnetic energy comprising one or more of a capacitor bank or an inductive device;
b) a directional system for transmitting the electromagnetic energy;
c) a control for limiting the electromagnetic energy to a pulse modulated in a frequency and a time;
d) a control for localizing the pulse of the electromagnetic energy; and
e) a control for shaping the pulse of the electromagnetic energy, wherein shaping the pulse of the electromagnetic energy
comprises adjusting one or more of a pulse width, a duty cycle, a period of repetition, an amplitude, a modulation, a dampening
characteristic, a rise time, or a fall time.

US Pat. No. 9,310,591

HEAD-MOUNTED PROJECTION DISPLAY USING REFLECTIVE MICRODISPLAYS

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A compact, telecentric projection lens for use in a head-mounted projection display system, comprising a plurality of lens
elements configured to have an overall length that is no more than about two times the effective focal length of the projection
lens and configured so that the projection lens is telecentric in image space, wherein the back focal length is about 40%
larger than the effective focal length of the projection lens.

US Pat. No. 9,293,266

ASPHALTENE BASED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A photovoltaic device comprising:
a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode;
at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one
asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and

a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises
one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,193,785

HYBRIDOMA CLONES AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO ING4

The Translational Genomic...

1. A monoclonal antibody that is capable of specifically binding to human ING4, wherein the antibody is selected from the
group consisting of:
(a) a monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line BTIM-2, deposited with the ATCC as Patent Deposit No. PTA 120605;
(b) a monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line BTIM-3, deposited with the ATCC as Patent Deposit No. PTA 120606;
and

(c) a monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line BTIM-4, deposited with the ATCC as Patent Deposit No. PTA 120607.

US Pat. No. 9,127,025

ZN5(BTA)6(TDA)2—A ROBUST HIGHLY INTERPENETRATED METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK CONSTRUCTED FROM PENTANUCLEAR CLUSTERS FOR SELECTIVE SORPTION OF GAS MOLECULES

The Board of Regents of T...

1. A metal-organic framework (MOF) comprising a repeat unit of the formula Zn5(BTA)6(TDA)2, wherein BTA is the deprotonated anion of 1H-benzo[d][1,2,3]triazole and TDA is the deprotonated dianion of thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic
acid.

US Pat. No. 9,067,272

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH ASPECT RATIO FLIP-CHIP INTERCONNECTS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

8. A method for forming electronic interconnects, the method comprising:
selecting a first surface, wherein the first surface is not a bond pad;
moving a dispensing tip within 50 ?m of the first surface;
dispensing solder paste from the dispensing tip via a first pulse;
moving the dispensing tip away from the first surface while dispensing solder paste from the dispensing tip, to form a rod
of solder paste extending from and attached to the dispensing tip;

moving the dispensing tip to bring the rod of solder paste in contact with a bond pad; and
moving the dispensing tip away from the bond pad to leave a bump of solder paste on the bond pad.

US Pat. No. 9,192,487

JOINT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING MUSCLE ACTIVATION SENSING

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A prosthetic device control system, comprising:
a prosthetic device comprising: a prosthetic ankle joint;
a first sensor set comprising:
a first sensor set comprising four sensor components arranged in a Wheatstone bridge; wherein, when the prosthetic device
is coupled to a residual limb, two of the sensor components are located on top of one another and coincident with an axis
of force of a muscle of the residual limb and two of the sensor components are adapted to be located coincident with an axis
of force of at least one of sheer stress or normal stress between a socket of a prosthesis the prosthetic device and the residual
limb, whereby common mode sensed force is filtered,

and wherein each sensor component comprises a force sensing resistor disposed within the socket of a prosthesis the prosthetic
device, and wherein the sensor component is adapted to be compressed against the socket by the muscle of the residual limb;

a control component coupled to the first sensor set;
and an actuation component coupled to the control component, wherein the first sensor set receives an input from the wearer
of the prosthetic device and transmits a signal to the control component, wherein the control component processes the signal
received from the first sensor set, wherein the actuation component is coupled to the control component and modifies a first
characteristic of the prosthetic ankle joint in response to a first instruction received from the control component, and wherein
the first characteristic is selected from the group consisting of: position, velocity, force, or stiffness.

US Pat. No. 9,144,605

RECOMBINANT RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS ENCODING A DOMINANT-NEGATIVE INHIBITOR OF DSRNA-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE IN THE NSS REGION

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) S genome segment comprising a heterologous nucleic acid inserted into the NSs coding region
of the RVFV, wherein the heterologous nucleic acid encodes a dominant negative dsRNA dependent protein kinase (PKR) inhibitor
of SEQ ID NO:2.

US Pat. No. 9,467,144

RADIATION HARDENED DIGITAL CIRCUIT

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A radiation hardened digital circuit, comprising:
a delay network configured to receive a global clock signal and generate a first delayed clock signal from the global clock
signal such that the first delayed clock signal is delayed with respect to the global clock signal; and

a first Muller C element configured to receive the global clock signal and the first delayed clock signal, wherein the first
Muller C element is configured to:

generate a first clock input signal;
set the first clock input signal to one of a set of clock states in response to the first delayed clock signal and the global
clock signal each being provided in a same one of the set of clock states, wherein the set of clock states comprises a first
clock state and a second clock state; and

hold the first clock input signal in the one of the set of clock states in response to the first delayed clock signal and
the global clock signal being provided in different ones of the set of clock states.

US Pat. No. 9,356,598

THRESHOLD LOGIC GATES WITH RESISTIVE NETWORKS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A threshold logic element comprising:
a first input gate network configured to receive a first set of logical signals;
a second input gate network configured to receive a second set of logical signals;
a differential sense amplifier operably associated with the first input gate network and the second input gate network such
that the differential sense amplifier is configured to generate a differential output in accordance with a threshold logic
function; and

a resistive network coupled between the differential sense amplifier and the first input gate network and between the differential
sense amplifier and the second input gate network.

US Pat. No. 9,308,642

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDING OR SUBTRACTING ENERGY TO BODY MOTION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of making a movement assistance device, comprising:
providing a sensor;
measuring a physical state of a limb using the sensor;
determining a phase angle of the limb based on the physical state;
filtering the phase angle of the limb using a sine function;
coupling an actuator to the limb; and
triggering the actuator based on the phase angle of the limb to provide an oscillating force to assist movement of the limb.
US Pat. No. 9,303,264

PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROORGANISMS EXPRESSING THERMOSTABLE LIPASE

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1. A photosynthetic microorganism, wherein the microorganism comprises a nucleic acid cassette comprising an inducible promoter
and a constitutive promoter operably-linked to a nucleic acid encoding a thermostable lipase capable of hydrolyzing the lipid
membranes of the microorganism, wherein the thermostable lipase has an optimal temperature of about 40° C. or more.
US Pat. No. 9,403,935

TWO DIMENSIONAL POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

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1. A method of making a two dimensional polymer derived from a polycyclic, three-bladed monomer, comprising:
forming crystals of the monomer from a first organic solvent;
isolating the crystals of the monomer; and
irradiating the crystals of the monomer in a solid-state with ultraviolet (uv) radiation to form the two dimensional polymer
in the solid state.

US Pat. No. 9,287,683

SEMICONDUCTOR INTERBAND LASERS AND METHOD OF FORMING

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1. A semiconductor interband laser comprising:
a first cladding layer formed using a metal material having a first permittivity;
a second cladding layer formed using a metal material having a second permittivity; and
a waveguide core having a waveguide core permittivity and being positioned between the first and the second cladding layers,
the waveguide core including an active region to generate light based on interband transitions, the light defining a lasing
wavelength;

wherein the first permittivity and second permittivity are lower than the waveguide core permittivity.
US Pat. No. 9,255,283

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BACTERIAL LYSIS AND NEUTRAL LIPID PRODUCTION

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1. A cyanobacterium, wherein the cyanobacterium:
(a) expresses at least one nucleic acid encoding an acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase (TE);
(b) overexpresses one or more nucleic acids encoding an acyl-CoA ligase (ACL); and
(c) inducibly expresses at least one nucleic acid encoding a neutral lipid synthase,
such that the cyanobacterium is capable of synthesizing fatty acyl methyl esters (FAME) or fatty acyl ethyl esters (FAEE)
in a culture upon addition of short alcohols to the culture.

US Pat. No. 9,577,503

ROTATING MACHINES USING TRAPPED FIELD MAGNETS AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A trapped-field magnet (TFM) rotor comprising:
a rotor core having an axis of rotation and an outer perimeter, the rotor core defining a plurality of TFM-bulk openings around
the axis of rotation and within the outer perimeter; and

a plurality of TFM bulks disposed in the TFM-bulk openings of the rotor core;
wherein the plurality of TFM-bulk openings comprises three or more TFM bulk openings disposed at equiangular intervals around
the axis of rotation;

wherein each TFM bulk has a first dimension in a radial direction that is greater than a second dimension in a second direction
that is perpendicular to the radial direction; and

wherein the rotor is configured to rotate within a stator.

US Pat. No. 9,472,702

PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL WITH NANO-PATTERNED SUBSTRATE

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

1. A photovoltaic cell comprising:
an n-type semiconductor layer that is composed of an n-type semiconductor material;
a p-type semiconductor layer that is composed of a p-type semiconductor material; and
a buried mask layer substantially situated between the n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer, wherein:
a plurality of nano-windows are defined in the buried mask layer, each said nano-window extending entirely through the buried
mask layer;

one of said n-type or p-type semiconductor layer underlies the buried mask layer such that a substantially planar upper surface
of said underlying n-type or p-type semiconductor layer is adjacent to the buried mask layer;

the other of said n-type or p-type semiconductor layer is a single, continuous semiconductor body that lies substantially
over the buried mask layer, fills the plurality of nano-windows, and forms a respective interface with the substantially planar
upper surface of the underlying semiconductor layer at each said nano-window; and

a plurality of heterojunctions is formed between the n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer, each said
heterojunction being formed at a respective one of said interfaces, wherein the p-type semiconductor layer has a pseudomorphic
crystal structure.

US Pat. No. 9,429,554

BORON AND LITHIUM ISOTOPIC METHOD FOR TRACING HYDROCARBONS AND THEIR BY-PRODUCTS

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1. A method for identifying the source of hydrocarbons within the pores of a host rock, the method comprising:
(a) determining a first isotopic composition of boron or lithium in one or more components within a potential source rock
sample selected from the group consisting of kerogen, clay, and water;

(b) determining a second isotopic composition of the same boron or lithium in the hydrocarbons within the pores of a host
rock sample; and

(c) comparing the first and second isotopic compositions to determine whether the potential source rock is the source of the
hydrocarbons within the pores of the host rock.

US Pat. No. 9,403,038

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MODULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITY USING ULTRASOUND

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1. An ultrasound wave generating device for modulating neuronal cellular activity of a neuronal cellular site in a subject,
comprising at least one component for generating an ultrasound wave, adapted to deliver a stimulus waveform to the neuronal
cellular site; and
a controller coupled to the at least one component, the controller comprising a process to determine the stimulus waveform
delivered to the neuronal cells, wherein the controller is configured with the process to provide the stimulus waveform comprising
a plurality of pulses, each pulse of the plurality comprising a plurality of cycles having one or more frequencies in a range
from about 0.02 MHz to about 100 MHz at the site of the cells to be modulated, wherein said each pulse of the plurality of
pulses comprises a plurality of frequencies and wherein pulses of the plurality are repeated at a pulse repetition frequency
ranging from about 0.001 to about 100 kHz to produce spatial-peak temporal-average intensities of no more than 100 W/cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,717,088

MULTI-NODAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. A multi-nodal wireless communications system, comprising:
at least one system controller configured to create a link layer communication network, the system controller comprising a
set of hardware finite state machines configured to:

receive a network frame buffer from a base station associated with the link layer communication network;
evaluate a source address of the base station;
translate the source address to a unique ID value;
transmit the unique ID value to a hardware queue;
construct at least one predefined frame header template associated with data transmission between an end user device associated
with the link layer communication network and the base station by a wireless protocol engine;

receive a frame from the end user device associated with the link layer network as a request for the data transmission;
identify that the frame includes the unique ID value;
retrieve instructions and classifications associated with the unique ID value to locate the at least one predefined frame
header template; and

process the frame using the instructions and classifications and the at least one predefined frame header template and transmit
to a wide area network (WAN).

US Pat. No. 9,328,148

CAMPYLOBACTER IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

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1. An immunogenic composition, comprising one or more expression vectors comprising:
(a) one or more polynucleotide encoding two or more proteins including
(i) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence at least 80 percent identical to SEQ ID NO:2 (Cj0998c protein), or antigenic
portions thereof, and

(ii) at least one protein comprising an amino acid sequence at least 80 percent identical to SEQ ID NO:4 (Cj0588 protein),
and/or SEQ ID NO:6 (Cj0248 protein), or antigenic portions thereof; and

(b) a promoter operatively linked to the one or more polynucleotide, wherein the promoter region is capable of directing expression
of the encoded protein(s).

US Pat. No. 9,324,957

SYNTHESIS OF FOUR COORDINATED GOLD COMPLEXES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES THEREOF

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1. A compound represented by the formula:

wherein each R1 and R2 in (R1)2 and (R2)2 independently represents hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, amino, nitro, or thiol;

Y1a represents O, S, NR4a, wherein R4a represents optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl; Si(R4b)2, wherein each R4b in (R4b)2 independently represents optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl; or C(R4c)2, wherein each R4c in (R4c)2 represents hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl;

n is an integer 0 or 1;
Y1b, when present, represents O, S, NR5a, wherein R5a represents optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl; Si(R5b)2, wherein each R5b in (R5b)2 independently represents optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl; or C(R5c)2, wherein each R5c in (R5c)2 represents hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl;

each of Y2a, Y2b, Y2c, and Y2d independently represents N, NR6a, or CR6b, wherein each of R6a and R6b independently represents hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, amino, nitro, or thiol;

each of Y3a, Y3b, Y3c, Y3d, Y3e, Y4a, Y4b, Y4c, and Y4d independently represents N, O, S, NR6a, CR6b, wherein each of R6a and R6b independently represents hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl; or Z(R6c)2, wherein Z is C or Si, and wherein each R6c in (R6c)2 independently represents hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl;
wherein m is an integer 1 or 2;
wherein the open dotted circle
indicates partial or full unsaturation of the ring with which it is associated;
provided that if m is 1, each of Y2a and Y2d is CH and either of Y2b or Y2c is N, then at least one of Y4a, Y4b, Y3a, Y3d is not N; and

provided that if n is 0, m is 2, each of Y2a and Y2d is CH, and either of Y2b or Y2c is N, then at least one of Y3b or Y3c is not N.

US Pat. No. 9,396,531

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE AND VIDEO SIGNAL MEASUREMENT

Tufts University, Boston...

1. A system for measuring image quality, comprising:
an image processor for:
identifying a set of regions of the image based on predetermined characteristics of the image,
generating a set of color model representations of each region in the set of regions,
calculating, for each region in the set of regions, a regional set of regional image attributes, wherein each regional image
attribute is based on at least one color model representation in the set of color model representations, and

calculating a set of image attributes, wherein each image attribute is based on a corresponding general set of regional image
attributes, wherein a general set of regional image attributes includes regional image attributes corresponding to the same
color model representation but to different regions.

US Pat. No. 9,369,131

THRESHOLD LOGIC ELEMENT WITH STABILIZING FEEDBACK

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1. A threshold logic element comprising:
a first input gate network configured to receive a first set of logical signals wherein the first input gate network comprises
a first plurality of transmission gates and wherein the first plurality of transmission gates are each configured to receive
a different corresponding one of the first set of logical signals such that one of the first plurality of transmission gates
receives a first logical output as feedback from a differential sense amplifier;

a second input gate network configured to receive a second set of logical signals wherein the second input gate network comprises
a second plurality of transmission gates and wherein the second plurality of transmission gates are each configured to receive
a different corresponding one of the second set of logical signals such that one of the second plurality of transmission gates
receives a second logical output as feedback from the differential sense amplifier; and

the differential sense amplifier operably associated with the first input gate network and the second input gate network such
that the differential sense amplifier is configured to generate a differential logical output in accordance with a threshold
logic function so that the differential logical output has the first logical output and the second logical output, wherein
the differential sense amplifier is configured to feed back the differential logical output to the first input gate network
and the second input gate network by being configured to provide the first logical output to the first input gate network
as one of the first set of logical signals and to provide the second logical output to the second input gate network as one
of the second set of logical signals.

US Pat. No. 9,304,501

COORDINATED JOINT MOTION CONTROL SYSTEM WITH POSITION ERROR CORRECTION

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A control system useable in a hydraulic machine with a mechanical arm that includes a plurality of joints, a plurality
of actuators associated with the plurality of joints, and an end effector, the control system comprising a processor and data
storage and configured to perform control operations comprising:
receiving user inputs that include:
first user input that specifies a movement direction of the end effector;
second user input that specifies a movement speed of the end effector in the movement direction; and
third user input to adjust a preset value of the angle of the end effector relative to the movement direction;
calculating a set of control signals for adjusting the plurality of actuators, the first set of control signals being calculated
to enable the mechanical arm to achieve the end effector movement direction, movement speed, and angle of the end effector
relative to the movement direction specified by the first, second, and third user inputs; and

outputting the set of control signals;
wherein the control system allows a user to steer the end effector by specifying the movement direction and movement speed
of the end effector, with at least a portion of other movement aspects of the mechanical arm needed to accomplish the steering
being automatically controlled by the control system.

US Pat. No. 9,631,290

ROOM TEMPERATURE ELECTRODEPOSITION OF ACTINIDES FROM IONIC SOLUTIONS

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1. A method for the electrochemical deposition of an actinide metal comprising:
dissolving an actinide oxide in a room temperature ionic liquid at room temperature in the presence of a stream comprising
ozone to form an actinide rich liquid composition;

providing an electrode and a cathode within the actinide rich liquid composition;
at temperatures below 30° C., applying a potential such that current passes between the electrode and cathode to deposit actinide
metal on the cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,490,815

ROBUST, LOW POWER, RECONFIGURABLE THRESHOLD LOGIC ARRAY

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1. A field programmable threshold-logic array (FPTLA) comprising:
a plurality of threshold logic gates;
a plurality of programmable interconnect elements each coupled between at least two of the plurality of threshold logic gates
and configured to route signals between the plurality of threshold logic gates.

US Pat. No. 9,198,950

RECOMBINANT BACTERIUM COMPRISING A TOXIN/ANTITOXIN SYSTEM

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1. A recombinant Salmonella bacterium, the bacterium comprising a first promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid encoding a toxin and a second regulatable
promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid encoding an antitoxin, such that transcription of the nucleic acid encoding the
antitoxin occurs in a permissive in vitro environment, but ceases in a non-permissive in vivo environment.

US Pat. No. 9,163,033

NITROGEN-CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A compound represented by structural Formula (I):
wherein
R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, halide, a substituted or un-substituted alkyl, aryl,
alkaryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, amino, carboxamido, alkoxy, alkylthio, mercapto, or RC(O)O—, RC(O)—, or (R)3Si—, wherein each R independently is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl; or R1 and R2 in combination form a C3-C6cycloalkyl;

R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, alkaryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, or RC (O)—, or (R)3Si—, Wherein each R independently is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl;

R4 and R6 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, halide, a substituted or un-substituted alkyl, carboxyl
acyl, aryl, alkaryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, amino, carboxamido, alkoxy, acyloxy, alkythio, mercapto, or hardocarbyl silyl; R5 and R7 together represent —CH2, —O—, NH —or S—;

R8 and R9 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, halide, a substituted or un-substituted alkyl, aryl,
alkaryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, amino, carboxamido, alkoxy, alkylthio, mercapto or or RC (O) O—, RC (O)—, or (R) Si—, wherein each
R independently is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, or aryl; and

Y is O, S, SO, or NR10, wherein R10is a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, alkaryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, unsubstituted alkyl, or
(R)3Si—, wherein each R independently is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl, or aryl.

US Pat. No. 9,353,094

SUBSTITUTED QUINOXALINES AS KINASE INHIBITORS

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1. A compound having a structure selected from:
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,442,015

SNAPSHOT SPATIAL HETERODYNE IMAGING POLARIMETRY

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical modulation system situated to modulate an optical flux received from an object so as to produce a modulated imaging
optical intensity associated with a corresponding modulation of at least one Stokes parameter associated with the optical
flux; and

an optical demodulator situated to demodulate the modulated imaging optical intensity and produce a viewable image associated
with at least one Stokes parameter associated with the received optical flux.

US Pat. No. 9,274,430

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR MOLECULE SENSING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

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1. A device for detecting one or more target molecules comprising:
a first bottom electrode having a first thickness, the first electrode deposited on onto a solid supporting layer;
a dielectric layer substantially covering the first electrode;
a second top electrode having a second thickness, the second electrode being separated from the first electrode by the dielectric
layer, wherein the surface area of the second electrode is less than the surface area of the first electrode; and

at least one trench cut or etched through at least the second electrode and dielectric layer such that at least the bottom
of the opening exposes the first electrode, the trench configured to expose a tunnel junction between the electrodes to facilitate
communication of one or more target molecules with the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,163,219

SINGLE EXPRESSION VECTOR FOR GENERATION OF A VIRUS WITH A SEGMENTED GENOME

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A nucleic acid expression vector selected from the group consisting of a plasmid vector having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:60
and the plasmid vector of SEQ ID NO:60 further comprising at least one DNA nuclear targeting sequence that facilitates nuclear
import of the nucleic acid expression vector.

US Pat. No. 9,147,605

THIN FILM DEVICES AND LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESS TO MAKE THIN FILM DEVICES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for preparing a device having a film on a substrate, the method comprising:
(a) providing a substrate;
(b) depositing a film on the substrate, the film including a first metal and a second metal; and
(c) converting the first and second metals in the film into an intermetallic compound using microwave radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,460,478

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIND GENERATION FORECASTING

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of managing electricity of an electrical supply grid electrically connected to a wind farm, the method comprising:
identifying relationships among a plurality of turbines in the wind farm with a minimum spanning tree, wherein the minimum
spanning tree separates the plurality of wind turbines into a plurality of classes, identifies a parent turbine for each turbine
within a particular class, and guarantees that each turbine in a particular class is linked to a root turbine of that class;

calculating a power output relationship among the plurality of turbines with the minimum spanning tree;
creating a finite state space Markov chain forecast model for the plurality of turbines in the wind farm;
predicting a power output of the wind farm with the finite state space Markov chain forecast model; and
modifying at least one of a generation of electricity and a distribution of electricity based on the predicted power output
of the wind farm.

US Pat. No. 9,068,397

DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A drilling method comprising, in a downhole environment, establishing a regular, repeating, synchronized hammering cycle,
each cycle comprising:
actuating a first reciprocating rock-breaking element to impact a rock formation;
as the first reciprocating rock-breaking elements impacts the rock formation, actuating a pressure-cycling member comprising
second and third reciprocating rock-breaking elements to decompress fluid proximate the first rock-breaking element;

actuating the first reciprocating rock-breaking element away from the rock formation;
as the first reciprocating rock-breaking element is moved away from the rock formation, actuating the pressure-cycling member
to compress fluid proximate the first rock-breaking element; and

during the cycle, varying the impact strength of one or more of the first, second, and third reciprocating rock-breaking elements
to steer a drill bit comprising the first, second, and third reciprocating rock breaking elements;

wherein decompression of the fluid proximate the rock formation as the first reciprocating rock-breaking element impacts the
rock formation creates pressure and velocity waves to enhance rock breaking.

US Pat. No. 9,395,352

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TARGET MOLECULE CHARACTERIZATION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A molecular recognition device configured to identify at least one portion of a target molecule, the device comprising:
a partition having a first side, a second side, and a thickness therebetween;
at least one constriction having a first end open to the first side and a second end open to the second side, wherein:
the at least one constriction includes a diameter, an interior wall, a perimeter, and a length corresponding to at least the
thickness, and

the diameter is configured to pass therethrough target molecules from the first side to the second side, a single target molecule
at a time;

a single pair of first and second sensing electrodes arranged within the constriction between the first side and the second
side of the partition, wherein

the first electrode encircling the perimeter of the interior wall and arranged at a first position along the length of the
constriction,

the second electrode encircling the perimeter of the interior wall and arranged at a second position along the length of the
constriction spaced away from the first position establishing a gap therebetween of between 0.5 and 10 nm, and

the partition material in the gap comprises an insulating material;
a first affinity element connected to the first electrode;
and
a second affinity element connected to the second electrode;
wherein the device is configured such that:
at least a portion of each target molecule translocating through the constriction forms one or more temporary non-covalent
bonds with each of the first affinity element and the second affinity element upon passing adjacent the gap thereby establishing
a temporary electrical circuit between the first electrode and the second electrode,

the circuit is configured to produce an observable current during the temporary binding, the current having one or more associated
characteristics, and

the one or more characteristics of the current correspond to a signature of at least a portion of the target molecule for
comparison against known signature currents for different target molecules or different portions of target molecules so as
to identify at least the portion of each translocated target molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,200,024

PRODUCTION OF DEFINED MONODISPERSE HEPAROSAN POLYMERS AND UNNATURAL POLYMERS WITH POLYSACCHARIDE SYNTHASES

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A recombinantly produced, isolated glycosaminoglycan polymer, wherein the polymer is substantially monodisperse in size
such that the polymer has a polydispersity value in a range of from 1.0 to 1.5, and wherein the polymer comprises a heparosan
polymer having a molecular weight in a range of from about 10 kDa to about 4.5 MDa.

US Pat. No. 9,503,923

COOPERATIVE MODULATION OF CLASSIFICATION IN COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKS

THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGE...

9. A method for cooperative modulation classification of multiple signals in cognitive radio networks, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of fourth order cumulants of received unknown signals, the received fourth order cumulants from a plurality
of cognitive radios; and

executing instructions stored in non-transitory computer-readable storage media, wherein execution of the instructions by
a processor combines the received plurality of fourth order cumulants through a maximum likelihood-combining algorithm using
the joint probability distribution of estimated fourth order cumulants of each transmitted signal.

US Pat. No. 9,473,139

THRESHOLD LOGIC ELEMENT WITH STABILIZING FEEDBACK

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A threshold logic element comprising:
a first input gate network configured to receive a first set of logical signals wherein the first input gate network comprises
a first plurality of transmission gates and wherein the first plurality of transmission gates are each configured to receive
a different corresponding one of the first set of logical signals such that one of the first plurality of transmission gates
receives a first logical output as feedback from a differential sense amplifier;

a second input gate network configured to receive a second set of logical signals wherein the second input gate network comprises
a second plurality of transmission gates and wherein the second plurality of transmission gates are each configured to receive
a different corresponding one of the second set of logical signals such that one of the second plurality of transmission gates
receives a second logical output as feedback from the differential sense amplifier; and

the differential sense amplifier operably associated with the first input gate network and the second input gate network such
that the differential sense amplifier is configured to generate a differential logical output in accordance with a threshold
logic function so that the differential logical output has the first logical output and the second logical output, wherein
the differential sense amplifier is configured to feed back the differential logical output to the first input gate network
and the second input gate network by being configured to provide the first logical output to the first input gate network
as one of the first set of logical signals and to provide the second logical output to the second input gate network as one
of the second set of logical signals.

US Pat. No. 9,359,196

ANTIPROLIFERATIVE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CURCUMIN ANALOGS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING AND USING SAME

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A curcumin analog composition, comprising 4-[3,5-bis(2-chlorobenzylidene-4-oxo-piperidine-1-yl)-4-oxo-2-butenoic acid]
(CLEFMA).

US Pat. No. 9,082,989

PLATINUM (II) DI (2-PYRAZOLYL) BENZENE CHLORIDE ANALOGS AND USES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A luminescent compound comprising:

wherein

is an imidazole ring, each X is a nitrogen atom,
and W is —Cl or

US Pat. No. 9,072,901

CARDIAC NEUROMODULATION AND METHODS OF USING SAME

The Board of Regents of t...

22. A method of treating heart failure in a patient comprising:
providing a stimulation device capable of generating an electrical signal, wherein the stimulation device comprises a plurality
of electrodes and a generator in which at least one electrode is placed near the spinal cord; and

activating the stimulation device to deliver the electrical signal to the spinal cord to suppress intrinsic cardiac nerve
activity.

US Pat. No. 9,062,321

CODON-OPTIMIZED POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING HUMAN BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE AND PLANT EXPRESSION SYSTEMS THEROF

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A Nicotiana plant, or a part thereof, derived from a Nicotiana plant cell comprising a polynucleotide that encodes a human butyrylcholinesterase, wherein the polynucleotide is further defined
as having a sequence that has been optimized for expression in a Nicotiana plant cell relative to a native human butyrylcholinesterase encoding sequence and the Nicotiana plant cell expresses the human butyrylcholinesterase polypeptide encoded by the polynucleotide, where a codon adaptiveness
index of the sequence is 0.8 and where the codon adaptiveness index is derived from codon usage for a dicot plant.

US Pat. No. 9,399,675

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof and/or a humanized form of the antibody/antigen-binding
fragment thereof, wherein the monoclonal antibody is produced by the hybridoma D5F10, ATCC accession number PTA-122650, or
the hybridoma B1B5, ATCC accession number PTA-122649.
US Pat. No. 9,267,947

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING BURKHOLDERIA INFECTION

The Board of Regents of T...

1. A method of inducing a protective or therapeutic immune response to Burkholderia mallei or B. pseudomallei in an animal comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one isolated protein comprising the
amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1or SEQ ID NO:2 and an adjuvant to the animal, wherein an immune response to Burkholderia mallei or B. pseudomallei is induced.
US Pat. No. 9,200,272

EXTRACTION BUFFER AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING HIGH-QUALITY RNA FROM CELLS EXPOSED TO METAL CHLORIDE SOLUTIONS AND CLAY MINERAL SUSPENSIONS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for isolating RNA from bacterial cells exposed to one or more of clay mixtures, clay minerals, silicate minerals,
phyllosilicates, and aqueous solutions including metal cations, comprising the steps of:
lysing at least one of said bacterial cells; and
extracting RNA separately from DNA with a mixture comprising a sodium phosphate buffer with a pH of about 4.5 to about 6.0,
about 1.0 M to about 2.0 M NaCl, about 0.2% hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), and a chelating agent.

US Pat. No. 9,440,967

1H-PYRROLO [2, 3 -B] PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS RADICAL QUENCHERS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A compound of formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
bond “” is a single or a double bond;
R1 is C10-C20 alkyl optionally substituted with one to four substituents selected from halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl, halo(C1-C6 alkyl), cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycle, wherein each cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycle are optionally
substituted with R9;

wherein each R9 independently is halogen, cyano, nitro, —N3, C1-C6 alkyl, halo(C1-C6 alkyl), C1-C6 alkoxy, amino, C1-C6alkylamino, or diC1-C6alkylamino;

R2 is C1-C4 alkyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, or C2-C4 alkynyl;

R3 is —OR7, where R7 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, halo(C1-C6 alkyl), or —CO(C1-C6 alkyl); and

R4 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,203,039

TRIDENTATE PLATINUM (II) COMPLEXES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A platinum (II) complex of the formula,
wherein:
Ar1 represents a 1,3-diazole ring,
Ar2 represents a pyridine ring,
Ar3 represents a phenyl ring, and Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 together form a tridentate ligand coordinated to the platinum through
atoms X, Y, and Z, respectively, wherein X is nitrogen, Y is nitrogen, Z is carbon,

—V— is selected from the group consisting of
wherein each R independently represents an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an aralkyl group, an alkenyl group, alkynyl group,
an aryl group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a mono- or diaryl amino group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy
group, a heteroaryloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an acyloxy group, an acylamino group, an alkoxycarbonylamino group,
an aryloxycarbonylamino group, a sulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, a carbamoyl group, an alkylthio group, a sulfinyl
group, an ureido group, a phosphoramide group, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a sulfo
group, a carboxyl group, a nitro group, a hydrazino group, a substituted silyl group, or a polymerizable group, and
W is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,159,421

LONGEST PREFIX MATCH INTERNET PROTOCOL CONTENT ADDRESSABLE MEMORIES AND RELATED METHODS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a priority encoder configured to:
determine a longest encoded match length from a plurality of encoded match lengths associated with a plurality of forwarding
addresses; and

forward a next hop address associated with the longest encoded match length, the next hop address comprising a longest matching
prefix forwarding address of the plurality of forwarding addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,147,825

METHODS OF FABRICATING MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM SHAPED ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATORS/SENSORS FOR CATHETERS

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A method of fabricating a multiple degree of freedom actuator with inter-digitated electrodes, comprising:
molding an electroactive polymer membrane so that a plurality of projections are formed around a cross section of an outer
surface of the polymer membrane;

depositing a metal electrode layer onto the outer surface of the molded membrane; and
removing the plurality of projections on the outer surface on the molded membrane, thereby forming a multiple degree of freedom
actuator with a plurality of inter-digitated electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,340,606

IMMUNIZATION WITH AMYLOID-BETA OLIGOMERS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A composition comprising trimeric or tetrameric aggregates of A? that are SDS-stable and that are specifically bound by
an antibody fragment that comprises SEQ ID NO: 1 or amino acid residues 16-292 of SEQ ID NO:1.

US Pat. No. 9,241,999

METHOD OF PRODUCING PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THERAPEUTIC LEVELS OF NITRIC OXIDE THROUGH AN ORAL DELIVERY SYSTEM

Board of Regents of the U...

1. A composition comprising:
about 1 mg to about 150 mg of a nitrite salt and
about 10 mg to about 10,000 mg of nitrite reductase,
wherein the composition is an oral composition and wherein the composition comprises about 1,000 mg to about 10,000 mg of
beet root in powder form.

US Pat. No. 9,134,272

SENSITIVE ION DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF COMPOUNDS AS VAPORS IN GASES

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. An ion mobility spectrometer for detection of analyte which comprises:
a sample inlet for continuously receiving a flow of sample gas wherein the volumetric flow of sample gas is greater than 85
cm3/s;

an ionization region for formation of primary ions which comprises an ion source, wherein the ionization volume of the ionization
source is greater than 5 cm3;

a reaction region for receiving the flow of sample gas and primary ions,
wherein primary ions charge transfer to generate secondary and tertiary ions including analyte ions;
an ion shutter;
a drift region having an electric field gradient; and
an ion detector;
wherein the ion shutter gates the entrance of ions into the drift region, the ions in the drift region drift in the electric
field gradient in the direction of electrophoresis at the velocity of ion electrophoresis to be detected at the ion detector,
thereby allowing detection of analyte, and

wherein the linear flow velocity of sample gas in the direction perpendicular to the direction of ion electrophoresis is less
than 20% of the velocity [of the velocity] of ion electrophoresis.

US Pat. No. 9,658,142

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING AND COLLECTING SINGLE CELLS FROM FORMALIN-FIXED PARAFFIN EMBEDDED TISSUES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for extracting at least a first set of one or more cells from a sample, the method comprising:
directing laser energy through a surface of a microfluidic device to impinge on at least a first portion of the sample immobilized
within a chamber of the microfluidic device and to remove the at least a first set of one or more cells from the sample by
laser ablation, wherein the sample comprises a modified formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) sample from which paraffin
has been removed; and

washing, from the microfluidic device, the removed at least a first set of one or more cells by flowing at least one liquid
through at least a portion of the microfluidic device.

US Pat. No. 9,627,558

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MANUFACTURING SELF-ALIGNED INTEGRATED BACK CONTACT HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A system for forming a solar cell on a substrate, comprising:
a master shadow mask in contact with the substrate on a first side of the master shadow mask, wherein the master shadow mask
has a plurality of holes that go from the first side to a second side of the master shadow mask, and wherein the master shadow
mask is of uniform thickness;

a first blocking mask in contact with the second side of the master shadow mask, wherein the first blocking mask has a plurality
of holes that go from a first side of the first blocking mask to a second side of the first blocking mask, wherein the first
blocking mask is of uniform thickness, and wherein the first blocking mask covers at least one hole of the plurality of holes
of the master shadow mask; and

a deposition machine that deposits material on the substrate through the plurality of holes in the master shadow mask and
the plurality of holes in the first blocking mask.

US Pat. No. 9,399,662

CONCURRENT CHEMOTHERAPY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of treating a tumor expressing EGFRvIII in a subject, comprising the steps of:
administering to the subject an amount of an EGFRvIII peptide effective to induce an IgG response to EGFRvIII peptide or to
induce EGFRvIII peptide-specific ?-IFN producing CD8+ T cells, after administering an amount of temozolomide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof effective to induce
lymphopenia of CD8+ T cells; wherein the EGFRvIII peptide is administered after the CD8+ T cells begin to recover from nadir
of the induced lymphopenia, and wherein the combined administration of the peptide and the temozolomide or pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof increases immunotherapeutic efficacy.

US Pat. No. 9,334,692

DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A drilling method comprising, in a downhole environment:
actuating a reciprocating rock-breaking element including at least one drill bit to impact a rock formation;
manipulating pressure waves in a downhole environment as the at least one drill bit of the reciprocating rock-breaking element
impacts the rock formation, actuating a pressure-cycling member to decompress wellbore fluid proximate the rock-breaking element
in the downhole environment;

actuating the reciprocating rock-breaking element away from the rock formation; and as the at least one drill bit of the reciprocating
rock-breaking element is moved away from the rock formation, actuating the pressure-cycling member to compress the wellbore
fluid proximate the rock-breaking element; wherein the reciprocating rock-breaking element impacting the rock formation creates
pressure and velocity waves to enhance rock breaking.

US Pat. No. 9,152,926

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND MEDIA FOR UPDATING A CLASSIFIER

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1. A system for updating a classifier, comprising:
a hardware processor that is configured to:
receive a sample;
for each of a first plurality of weak learners, classify the sample using the weak learner, determine an outcome of the classification,
and determine an updated error rate of the weak learner based on the outcome of the classification and at least one of:

(i) a count of positive samples used to update the classifier, and
(ii) a count of negative samples used to update the classifier;
select a first weak learner from the first plurality of weak learners based on the updated error rate of the first weak learner;
and

update the classifier based on the first weak learner.
US Pat. No. 9,435,804

DETECTION, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT OF ANTHRAX AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A method of diagnosing infection by a PGA producing pathogen in a subject from a vertebrate species, comprising:
assaying soluble PGA in a biological sample obtained from the subject using an anti-PGA antibody, the assay generating a detectable
signal if the level of soluble PGA in the sample exceeds a predetermined amount, the predetermined amount is 140 pg/ml.

US Pat. No. 9,410,970

CELLARIUM: THIN-FILM SENSOR WITH MICROARRAY SEAL

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A composition comprising:
a sensor matrix containing first, second, and third probes at least one of which has formula I:

said sensor matrix configured to generate light in response to simultaneous interaction with at least three analytes of a
sample of limited volume, said sensor matrix

wherein said first probe is configured to emit, in response to interaction with and detection of only first analyte from the
at least three analytes, first flourescent light;

wherein said second probe is configured to emit, in response to interaction with and detection of only second analyte from
the at least three analytes, second flourescent light;

wherein said third probe is configured to emit, in response to interaction with and detection of only third analyte from the
at least three analytes, third flourescent light.

US Pat. No. 9,329,373

CATADIOPTRIC OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH MULTI-REFLECTION ELEMENT FOR HIGH NUMERICAL APERTURE IMAGING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A catadioptric optical system comprising:
a first catadioptric group configured to form an intermediate image of an object; and
a second catadioptric group and a lens group configured to form an object image based on the intermediate image,
wherein the first catadioptric group consists of a solid lens having an object-side surface and an image-side surface,
wherein the object-side surface includes an input surface provided around an optical axis and an object-side reflective surface
provided around the input surface;

wherein the image-side surface includes an exit surface provided around the optical axis and an image-side reflective surface
provided around the exit surface;

wherein a light flux from the object enters the solid lens through the input surface, and undergoes four or more reflections
between the image-side reflective surface and the object-side reflective surface, prior to exiting through the exit surface;
and

wherein:
the lens group includes a field lens group and a dioptric group,
the first catadioptric group has a positive refractive power and generates outward Petzval curvature,
the second catadioptric group has positive refractive power and generates outward Petzval curvature and overcorrected axial
chromatic aberration,

the field lens group has positive refractive power and generates inward Petzval curvature and overcorrected axial chromatic
aberration, and

the dioptric group has positive refractive power and generates outward Petzval curvature and undercorrected axial chromatic
aberration.

US Pat. No. 9,293,591

TUNNEL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (TFET) WITH LATERAL OXIDATION

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET), comprising:
a source region;
a drain region;
a channel region coupled to the drain region;
a tunnel region having a portion coupled to the channel region; and
an oxide region positioned at least partially under the drain region, the channel region, and the portion of the tunnel region,
the oxide region further being positioned laterally relative to the source region, wherein the oxide region is different from
a gate oxide layer and the oxide region is positioned to underlie substantially an entirety of the drain region.

US Pat. No. 9,246,680

OPTICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, using a hardware processor, a first message by a first node to a second node, wherein the first message is generated
by applying a first transformation ?0[n] to an initialization vector IV0[n] where the initialization vector IV0 includes a string of values wherein a specific value at position n of the initialization vector IV0[n] can be any linear polarization angle and ?0[n] is used to transform the polarization of the values of the initialization vector IV0[n];

receiving a second message by the first node in which the second message is generated by applying a second transformation
?0 to the first message; and

transmitting a third message by the first node to the second node, wherein the third message is generated by applying a transpose
complex conjugate of ?0 to the second message and encoding a secret message X0 to be shared by the first node with the second node, wherein the third message can be further decoded by the second node by
applying a combination of a transpose complex conjugate of IV0 and a transpose complex conjugate of ?0 to the third message when received by the second node.

US Pat. No. 9,393,306

SINGLET OXYGEN-LABILE LINKERS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An activatable composition, comprising:
at least one functional moiety;
at least one linker selected from the group consisting of aminoacrylate, aminoacrylthioate, and aminoacrylamide, the at least
one linker linked to the at least one functional moiety, wherein the at least one functional moiety is inactive when linked
to the linker, and wherein the at least one linker is cleavable by singlet oxygen; and

a sensitizer linked via the at least one linker to the functional moiety, wherein exposure of the sensitizer to an activator
results in generation of singlet oxygen by the sensitizer, which causes cleavage of the at least one linker and thus activation
of the at least one functional moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,119,823

NITRITE FORMULATIONS AND THEIR USE AS NITRIC OXIDE PRODRUGS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of reducing a patient's C-reactive protein level, comprising:
administering to the patient a composition in a form of a lozenge dissolvable in the mouth, the composition comprising:
from about 40 weight parts to about 1000 weight parts of a botanical nitrate source;
from about 20 weight parts to about 500 weight parts of a botanical source of nitrite reduction activity;
from about 20 weight parts to about 500 weight parts L-citrulline; and
from about 4 weight parts to about 100 weight parts of a nitrite salt.

US Pat. No. 9,086,370

METHOD FOR NANOPARTICLE ELECTROGENERATED CHEMILUMINESCENCE AMPLIFICATION

Board of Regents of the U...

1. A method of signal amplification comprising:
contacting a colloidal suspension of conductive nanoparticles in a liquid sample with a working electrode; wherein the liquid
sample comprises a plurality of electrogenerated chemiluminescent (ECL) moieties and one or more analytes; and

detecting an ECL intensity vs. time transient of optical emissions by the ECL moieties resulting from redox reactions of the
ECL moieties, with or without coreactants, wherein the ECL intensity vs. time transient is generated by a collision of a single
nanoparticle with the working electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,624,283

PEPTIDE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A composition comprising a peptide compound represented by of Formula (I):
S—XR-Pep-YR
wherein:
Pep is one of SEQ ID NOs:30 and 31;
XR and YR are each independently 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 arginine residues, with the proviso that (XR+YR) is 4, 5, or 6 arginine residues; and

S is a solubilizing moiety comprising 1-10 subunits having the formula:
NHnCH2CH2—(OCH2CH2)p—O(CR1R2)qCO—

wherein
q=0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
p=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8;
R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and CH2CH3;

n=1 or 2; and
with the proviso that S comprises at least one subunit which is not NH2CH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CO— (AEEA) or NH2CH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CO— (AEEEA).

US Pat. No. 9,559,222

METHOD AND TOOL TO REVERSE THE CHARGES IN ANTI-REFLECTION FILMS USED FOR SOLAR CELL APPLICATIONS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for making a solar cell, the method comprising:
(a) providing a stack including a substrate, a barrier layer disposed on the substrate, and an anti-reflective layer disposed
on the barrier layer, the anti-reflective layer having charge centers;

(b) generating a corona with a charging tool; and
(c) contacting the anti-reflective layer with the corona thereby injecting charge into at least some of the charge centers
in the anti-reflective layer,

wherein the charge is uniformly distributed throughout the anti-reflective layer; and
wherein a thickness of the barrier layer is sufficient to prevent electron tunneling from the substrate to the anti-reflective
layer without negating effects of the introduced charge in the antireflective layer.

US Pat. No. 9,469,862

MODIFIED POLYMERASES FOR REPLICATION OF THREOSE NUCLEIC ACIDS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A purified threose nucleic acid (TNA) polymerase comprising an amino acid sequence at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO:1,
wherein, the residue corresponding to 141 of SEQ ID NO:1 is an alanine, residue 143 is an alanine, residue 485 is an arginine,
and residue 664 is an isoleucine; and wherein the encoded DNA polymerase synthesizes a TNA in the presence of a DNA template
and threose nucleotides.

US Pat. No. 9,466,362

RESISTIVE CROSS-POINT ARCHITECTURE FOR ROBUST DATA REPRESENTATION WITH ARBITRARY PRECISION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A resistive memory system comprising:
a cross point resistive network comprising variable resistive elements and conductive lines coupled to the variable resistive
elements such that the conductive lines and the variable resistive elements form the cross point resistive network; and

a plurality of switchable paths connected to the conductive lines so that the plurality of switchable paths are operable to
selectively interconnect a group of the conductive lines such that a set of the variable resistive elements provide a combined
variable conductance wherein the plurality of switchable paths are operable to selectively interconnect different combinations
of the conductive lines of the variable resistive elements so that the set of the variable resistive elements is reconfigurable
as different combinations of the variable resistive elements.

US Pat. No. 9,452,182

COLLATERAL GENE INACTIVATION BIOMARKERS AND TARGETS FOR CANCER THERAPY

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an inhibitor of
a functionally redundant homologue of a housekeeping gene, said cancer in the subject having been determined to have a homozygous
deletion in the housekeeping gene.

US Pat. No. 9,059,363

THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A thermoelectric material comprising:
a first matrix material layer formed of a IV-VI semiconductor material;
a potential barrier material layer adjacent to the first matrix material layer and formed of a wide bandgap IV-VI semiconductor
material; and

a second matrix material layer adjacent to the potential barrier material layer opposite the first matrix material layer and
formed of the IV-VI semiconductor material;

wherein a Fermi energy of the thermoelectric material is within a predetermined range from a barrier height of the potential
barrier material layer and the predetermined range is the barrier height of the potential barrier material layer plus or minus
0.1*kT, where k is Boltzmann's constant and T is temperature in Kelvins.

US Pat. No. 9,711,741

METAL COMPOUNDS AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A compound having the structure:

wherein M comprises Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, or Au;
wherein each of R1 and R2 independently are hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkane, cycloalkane,
heterocyclyl, amino, nitro hydroxyl, halogen, thio, alkoxy, haloalkyl, arylalkane, or arylalkene;

wherein each Y1a independently is O, NR2, or S, or a combination thereof, wherein each R2 independently is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkane, cycloalkane,
heterocyclyl, amino, hydroxyl, halogen, thio, alkoxy, haloalkyl, arylalkane, arylalkene;

wherein each of Y1b and Y1c independently is O or S, or a combination thereof;

wherein each of Y2a, Y2b, Y2c, and Y2d independently is CR6b, wherein each R6b independently is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkane, cycloalkane,
heterocyclyl, amino, hydroxyl, halogen, thio, alkoxy, haloalkyl, arylalkane, or arylalkene;

each of Y3a, Y3c, Y3d, Y4a, Y4c and Y4d independently is CR6b, wherein each R6b independently is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkane, cycloalkane,
heterocyclyl, amino, hydroxyl, halogen, thio, alkoxy, haloalkyl, arylalkane, or arylalkene;

wherein each of Y3b and Y4b are N or NR6a, wherein each R6a independently is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkane, cycloalkane,
heterocyclyl, amino, hydroxyl, halogen, thio, alkoxy, haloalkyl, arylalkane, or arylalkene;

wherein each of m and n independently are 2;
wherein each of
independently is partial or full unsaturation of the ring with which it is associated.

US Pat. No. 9,337,617

TUNABLE SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A tunable semiconductor laser comprising:
a higher bias voltage end;
a lower bias voltage end; and
an optically active gain region comprising:
a band-gap configured to emit light at an emission wavelength that is tunable when an electric field is generated across the
optically active gain region by applying a bias voltage thereto;

at least a first electron quantum well (QW) layer positioned closer to the higher bias voltage end than the lower bias voltage
end; and

at least a first hole QW layer positioned closer to the lower bias voltage end than the higher bias voltage end and comprising
a type-II band alignment with the first electron QW layer such that the band-gap is determined by an energy difference between
a ground electron state in the first electron QW layer and a ground hole state in the first hole QW layer,

wherein the emission wavelength is redshifted upon an increase in the bias voltage applied to the optically active gain region
during lasing.

US Pat. No. 9,279,808

METHOD OF DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING CIRCULATING ANTIGENS IN HUMAN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A method of identifying a diagnostic indicator, comprising:
selecting a condition or disease for which a diagnostic assay is desired and is believed to be associated with one or more
antigens;

immunizing a veterinary subject which is not afflicted with the selected condition or disease with a human biological sample
obtained from a human subject having the selected condition or disease to generate antibodies;

collecting a biological sample comprising the generated antibodies from the immunized veterinary subject; and
identifying one or more diagnostic indicators for the selected condition or disease, wherein an alteration in at least one
antigen detected by the generated antibodies in the sample obtained from the immunized veterinary subject relative to the
control indicates that such antigen is a diagnostic indicator for the condition or disease.

US Pat. No. 9,273,334

METHODS OF PRODUCING PROTOPORPHYRIN IX AND BACTERIAL MUTANTS THEREFOR

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of producing protoporphyrin IX, comprising:
cultivating a strain of Shewanella bacteria in a culture medium under conditions suitable for growth thereof, the strain of Shewanella bacteria comprising at least one mutant hemH gene which is incapable of normal expression, thereby causing an accumulation
of protoporphyrin IX; and

recovering the protoporphyrin IX from the culture medium.

US Pat. No. 9,216,983

DIHYDROOROTATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITORS WITH SELECTIVE ANTI-MALARIAL ACTIVITY

BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERS...

4. A method of inhibiting dihydroororate dehydrogenase in a parasite, comprising contacting said parasite with a compound
of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 9,127,027

EPOXYEICOSATRIENOIC ACID ANALOGS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

The Medical College of Wi...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 9,121,259

STORING CARBON DIOXIDE AND PRODUCING METHANE AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FROM DEEP SALINE AQUIFERS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A process for obtaining methane from beneath a surface of the Earth, the process comprising:
collecting a native brine comprising methane at the surface from a first well;
contacting the collected native brine comprising methane with a gas comprising carbon dioxide (CO2) thereby obtaining the methane from the collected native brine and forming a composition comprising the collected native
brine and the gas comprising CO2; and

injecting the composition comprising the collected native brine and the gas comprising CO2 into a second well.

US Pat. No. 9,707,442

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GAIT REHABILITATION USING MECHANICAL PERTURBATIONS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for gait rehabilitation comprising:
providing a variable stiffness treadmill comprising:
a split-belt treadmill having a first belt and a second belt;
a variable stiffness mechanism in operative association with the split-belt treadmill, wherein the variable stiffness mechanism
is operative to change the stiffness of the first belt or second belt; and

a harness support configured to receive an individual for suspension above the split-belt treadmill;
positioning the individual above the variable stiffness treadmill such that a first leg of the individual is in contact with
the first belt and a second leg of the individual is in contact with the second belt; and

operating the variable stiffness treadmill when the individual is walking on the first belt and second belt of the split-belt
treadmill such that the variable stiffness mechanism changes the stiffness of the first belt or the second belt, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,671,413

PROSTATE CANCER POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A disposable cartridge comprising a planar support having an inlet port fluidly connected to a detection window, said detection
window having an array of agarose beads or disks separately conjugated to a first antibody for measuring total PSA, a second
antibody for measuring free-PSA and a third antibody for measuring complexed-PSA or pro-PSA, said planar support further comprising
at least one closed wash chamber comprising wash fluid and an empty chamber fluidly connected to and downstream of said array
for receiving waste fluids, wherein said wash chamber when open is fluidly connected to said array, and wherein said detection
window allows visual inspection of said array from above said disposable cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,502,671

TRIDENTATE CYCLOMETALATED METAL COMPLEXES WITH SIX-MEMBERED COORDINATION RINGS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A complex represented by Formula 3:

wherein:
M is Pt(II), Pd(II), Ir(I), Rh(I), or Au(II),
x is 1;
y is 1;
z is 1;
each n is independently an integer of 1 to 4, valency permitting,
each R1, R2, and R3 is independently hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, amino, nitro, thiol, or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl,
alkynyl, heteroaryl, or aryl; and any two of R1, any two of R2, and any two of R3 are optionally linked together;

Y1a is N;

Y1b is N;

Y3b is N;

Y3a is C:

Y3c, Y3d, and Y3e are C or N;

Y2c is N;

Y2d, Y4c, and Y4d are C or N;

Y2b, Y4b, and Y2a are C;

Y4a is C or N;

Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 are aromatic;

Y is halogen, OCOR7a, OR7b, SR7c, NR7dR7e, CO, NR7f, PR7g, AsR7hR7iR7j, C?CR7k, substituted or unsubstituted: pyridine, imidazole, pyrazole, oxazole, thiazole, isoxazole, or quinoline, where each of R7a, R7b, R7c, R7d, R7e, R7f, R7g, R7h, R7i, R7j, and R7k is independently acetylacetonate, pyridine, imidazole or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or trisubstituted
phosphine;

p is 4:
each R4 and R5 is independently hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, amino, nitro, thiol, or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl,
alkynyl, heteroaryl, or aryl;

any two of R4 are optionally linked together; and

any two of R5 are optionally linked together.

US Pat. No. 9,476,085

BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of separating bacterial species and bacterial serotypes present in a sample comprising,
(a) providing a direct current insulator gradient dielectrophoresis (DC-iGDEP) device, the device comprising one or more members
defining one or more separation chambers,

each separation chamber defining a microfluidic channel having a top, bottom and two sides, the channel having a channel inlet
port at a proximal end and a channel outlet port at a distal end, and further comprising

an electrode disposed at the proximal end of the channel,
an electrode disposed at the distal end of the channel,
one or more sets of teeth, each set comprising two teeth disposed opposite from one another at the sides of and extending
into the microfluidic channel and defining a gate in the channel, wherein the gates defined by the one or more sets of teeth
are 1 to 500 microns across and establish local gradient regions that act as separate dielectrophoretic traps, each tooth
having a base disposed at a side of the microfluidic channel and a tip disposed at a gate,

(b) loading a loading volume of the sample into the channel inlet port,
(c) applying an electrical field across the electrodes in the one or more separation chambers to separate the bacterial species
or bacterial serotypes in the sample, and

(d) identifying the bacterial species or bacterial serotypes present within the sample based on their behavior in the field
present in the one or more channels.

US Pat. No. 9,228,001

MUTANTS OF CHOLESTEROL-DEPENDENT CYTOLYSINS AND USES THEREOF

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1. A purified polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:9, and comprises an
amino acid substitution in at least one of amino acid positions 561 and 562.

US Pat. No. 9,185,356

BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION

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1. A direct current insulator gradient dielectrophoresis (DC-iGDEP) device comprising one or more members defining one or
more separation chambers,
each separation chamber defining a microfluidic channel having a top, bottom and two sides, the channel having a channel inlet
port at a proximal end and a channel outlet port at a distal end, and further comprising

an electrode disposed at the proximal end of the channel,
an electrode disposed at the distal end of the channel,
one or more sets of teeth, each set comprising two teeth disposed opposite from one another at the sides of and extending
into the microfluidic channel end and defining a gate in the channel, wherein the gates defined by the one or more sets of
teeth are 1 to 500 microns across to establish local gradient regions that act as separate dielectrophoretic traps, each tooth
having a base at the distal end of the tooth disposed at a side of the microfluidic channel and a tip disposed at the proximal
end of the tooth, and

one or more access ports defined by one or more members, each access port allowing fluid communication through the one or
members to the channel in a separation chamber between the channel inlet port and the channel outlet port.

US Pat. No. 9,174,917

BEXAROTENE ANALOGS

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1. A compound having the structural formula:

wherein R1 is hydrogen, halogen, or CO2H;

R2 is halogen, or CO2H;

R3 is CO2H; and

R4 is hydrogen, halogen, or CO2H; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,164,206

VARIABLE FOCAL LENGTH ACHROMATIC LENS SYSTEM COMPRISING A DIFFRACTIVE LENS AND A REFRACTIVE LENS

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1. An optical system comprising:
two lenses wherein a focal length of each of the two lenses is adjustable to alter a focal length of the system, so that the
system is substantially achromatic over a range of values of focal length of the system, wherein the two lenses include a
diffractive lens and a refractive lens; and

at least one device for adjusting the focal length of each of the two lenses.
US Pat. No. 9,110,080

EPITOPE TESTING USING SOLUBLE HLA

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1. A method of assaying the affinity of a peptide of interest for binding to an individual MHC class I molecule, the method
comprising the steps of:
labeling a first peptide with a fluorescent label, wherein the first peptide is known to bind to a specific MHC class I molecule;
activating individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecules by heating the individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecules
for about 15 minutes at about 53° C. to cause the individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecules to release any endogenous
peptide loaded therein, thereby activating the individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecules;

mixing the labeled first peptide and the activated individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecules together with different
concentrations of a second peptide, wherein the second peptide is a peptide of interest, to provide individual soluble, specific
MHC class I molecule-labeled first peptide complexes and individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecule-second peptide
complexes, wherein the individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecule-first peptide complexes are detectable by fluorescence
polarization; and

determining a binding affinity of the peptide of interest for the individual soluble, specific MHC class I molecule by determining
an inhibitory concentration of the second peptide that inhibits 50% binding of the first peptide to the individual soluble,
specific MHC class I molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,735,955

OPTICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. A method, comprising:
sharing a first initialization vector IV0 between a first node and a second node using a multi-stage cryptography protocol, the first initialization vector IV0 including a string of transformations representing a string of polarization angles;

passing a first bit stream of first information from the first node to the second node as light transmitted over an optical
fiber using a single-stage cryptography protocol, the first bit stream being polarization encoded by using a polarization
modulator to apply a first polarization angle to a first set of bits within the first bit stream and a second polarization
angle to a second set of bits within the first bit stream in accordance with the first initialization vector IV0, wherein the first polarization angle and the second polarization angle are different;

reading a subset of predetermined locations of bits within the first bit stream and generating a transformation vector based
on the subset;

generating a second initialization vector IV1 using a predetermined algorithm and the transformation vector; and

passing a second bit stream of second information from the second node to the first node using a single-stage cryptography
protocol, the second bit stream being polarization encoded by applying a third polarization angle to a first set of bits within
the second bit stream and a fourth polarization angle to a second set of bits within the second bit stream in accordance with
the second initialization vector IV1, wherein the third polarization angle and the fourth polarization angle are different.

US Pat. No. 9,709,558

COMPOUND ARRAYS FOR SAMPLE PROFILING

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1. A method of testing a vaccine, comprising
(a) contacting antibodies in a blood sample of a subject immunized with a vaccine against a pathogenic microorganism with
an array of different peptides of between 10-30 amino acids in length immobilized on the surface of the array, wherein each
different peptide has a unique amino acid sequence, each of the different peptides occupying a distinct feature of the array,
wherein each distinct feature of the array comprises peptides of a same sequence, wherein at least 50 of the different peptides
have dissociation constants of between 1 mM and 1 ?M to at least one antibody in the subject's sample, and wherein the array
comprises at least 100,000 immobilized different peptides;

(b) detecting a pattern of antibody binding of the blood sample to the immobilized different peptides in the array, wherein
the pattern comprises binding interactions with dissociation constants of between 1 mM and 1 ?M; and

(c) comparing the binding interactions with dissociation constants of between 1 mM and 1 ?M in the pattern of antibody binding
of the blood sample of the subject to the pattern of antibody binding of one or more reference samples, wherein the reference
samples are from subjects who have survived an infection with the pathogenic microorganism, wherein a plurality of peptides
common to the pattern of antibody binding of the subject and pattern of antibody binding of the one or more reference samples
indicates that the vaccine is effective against the pathogenic microorganism.

US Pat. No. 9,705,850

ENABLING COMPARABLE DATA ACCESS CONTROL FOR LIGHTWEIGHT MOBILE DEVICES IN CLOUDS

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1. A method of storing encrypted data in a computer based processing system, comprising:
generating a public key PK and a master key MK;
publishing said public key PK;
issuing private keys SKLU and public keys PKLU to each data user, said public and private keys based on the data user's ID and an attribute set LU, the attribute set LU including one or more attributes Ai, wherein each attribute corresponds to an attribute range;

receiving a request for a partially encrypted header from a data owner, said request including a specified access control
policy Ps;

generating a partially encrypted header H based on the public key PK, the master key MK, and the specified access control policy Ps;
transmitting said partially encrypted header H to said data owner; and
receiving a header H and encrypted data from said data owner, said header H and encrypted data being based at least on part
on said partially encrypted header H.

US Pat. No. 9,683,921

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF BIOAVAILABILITY OF POLLUTANTS

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1. A method for contaminant mass collection in saturated sedimentary environments for bioavailability determination, the method
comprising:
securing a screen casing around a shell to form an in situ device, where the screen casing provides a permeable interface
between a sampled environment and the shell;

installing a first water intake within the screen casing, where the screen casing is in fluid communication with the first
water intake;

installing a second water intake within the casing, where the second water intake is vertically spaced apart from the first
water intake;

coupling at least one multi-channel pump to pump water flowing through the first water intake and the second water intake
through separate pump channels;

coupling sorptive media to receive water from the at least one multichannel pump;
where the water includes a sample environment having bulk water at a first layer and sediment pore water at a second layer,
deploying the first water intake in the first layer and the second water intake in the second layer; and

operating the pump to draw bulk water from the first water intake and to draw pore water from the second water intake, simultaneously
or sequentially, for a series of specified time increments to arrive at a time-averaged concentration of analytes from the
first layer and the second layer of the sampled environment in the sorptive media, where the concentrated analytes include
the analyte mass of time-weighted fluid samples.

US Pat. No. 9,629,914

HEPAROSAN-BASED BIOMATERIALS AND COATINGS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

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1. A biomaterial composition, the composition comprising:
an isolated heparosan polymer, wherein the isolated heparosan polymer is biocompatible with a mammalian patient and is represented
by the structure (-GlcUA-?1,4-GlcNAc-?-1,4-)n, wherein the heparosan polymer is unsulfated, wherein at least a portion of the heparosan polymer is crosslinked, and wherein
at least one of:

n is about 1,000; and
the molecular weight of the isolated heparosan polymer is in a range of from about 0.5 MDa to about 4.5 MDa.

US Pat. No. 9,778,357

CYLINDRICAL POLARIMETRIC PHASED ARRAY RADAR

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1. A method of collecting data using a polarimetric phased array antenna, the method comprising:
directing electromagnetic signals to one or more selected panels of an array of panels so as to transmit and commutating scan
a dual H and V polarized electromagnetic beam, wherein said dual H and V polarized electromagnetic beam (1) has the same beam
width in all azimuth directions and (2) maintains cross-polarization isolation via orthogonal dual-polarizations in all beam
pointing directions, the array of panels comprising a plurality of antennas, wherein each antenna comprises a horizontally
(H) polarized array element and a vertically (V) polarized array element arranged to form two orthogonally polarized horizontal
and vertical radiating fields which together form the dual H and V polarized electromagnetic beam, wherein the array of panels
is arranged so as to form a substantially cylindrical configuration on a support system; and

receiving reflection signals sensed by the one or more selected panels formed by scattering of said dual H and V polarized
electromagnetic beam, wherein said reflection signals have a reflection frequency spectrum configured to be processed into
an electronic radar output.

US Pat. No. 9,634,922

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CLOUD-ASSISTED ROUTING

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1. A computer implemented method of routing information, comprising:
receiving a first routing information base at a cloud based software proxy router with full routing functions and capabilities,
wherein the cloud based software proxy router comprises a full forwarding table and full control plane functionality in which
packet classification, and wherein flow descriptions and corresponding forwarding actions are defined as movable states and
computed by a control plane;

comparing, at the cloud based software proxy router, the first routing information base to a second routing information base
associated with an assisted router, wherein the assisted router is a hardware router with partial routing functions and capabilities,
wherein the hardware router comprises a partial forwarding table and partial control plane functionality and maps ghost configurations
to lower level networking resources and the cloud based software proxy router and hardware router appear as a single router
to the rest of the network;

updating, at the cloud based software proxy router, the second routing information base based on the comparing; and
transmitting, by the cloud based software proxy router, the updated second routing information base to the assisted router,
wherein packets are delegated to the cloud based software proxy router when a miss occurs at the assisted router via generic
routing encapsulation tunnels or a virtual local area network.

US Pat. No. 9,617,291

TETRADENTATE AND OCTAHEDRAL METAL COMPLEXES CONTAINING NAPHTHYRIDINOCARBAZOLE AND ITS ANALOGUES

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1. A complex of Formula BI, Formula BII, Formula BIII, or Formula BIV:

wherein:
Ar is substituted or unsubstituted aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, carbene, or N-heterocyclic carbene,
each of A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, and A6 is independently a single bond, CR1R2, C?O, SiR1R2, GeR1R2, NR3, PR3, R3P?O, AsR3, R3As?O, O, S, S?O, SO2, Se, Se?O, SeO2, BR3, R3Bi?O, or BiR3,

each of X1, X2, and X3 is independently CR1, SiR1, GeR1, N, P, P?O, As, As?O, B, R3Bi?O or Bi,

m=1, n=2 or m=2, n=1,
each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently present or absent, and if present each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently a mono-, di-, or tri-substitution as valency permits, and each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfinyl, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl,
hydrazino; substituted or unsubstituted: aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
amino, monoalkylamino, dialkylamino, monoarylamino, diarylamino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, alkoxycarbonyl,
acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, ureido, phosphoramide,
silyl, polymeric; or any conjugate or combination thereof, and

each of R1, R2 and R3 is independently hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfinyl, mercapto, sulfo,
carboxyl, hydrazino; substituted or unsubstituted: aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl,
alkynyl, amino, monoalkylamino, dialkylamino, monoarylamino, diarylamino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, alkoxycarbonyl,
acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, ureido, phosphoramide,
silyl, polymeric; or any conjugate or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,585,954

MUCOSAL IMMUNIZATION

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1. A method for eliciting an immune response comprising:
making a composition formulated for delivery to mucous membranes where the composition consists essentially of an antigen,
a NOD agonist, and a mucoadhesive, wherein the NOD agonist is N-Acetyl-muramyl-L-Alanyl-D-Glutamin-n-butyl-ester (Murabutide);
and

administering the composition to a mucosal surface of a subject to elicit the immune response.
US Pat. No. 9,506,079

DNA REPLICON SYSTEM FOR HIGH-LEVEL RAPID PRODUCTION OF VACCINES AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPEUTICS IN PLANTS

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1. A vector system comprising:
a first nucleic acid segment comprising at least one promoter, a short intergenic region (SIR) of a geminivirus genome, and
a region encoding a first part of a product of interest, wherein the region encoding the first part of the product of interest
is flanked on either side by at least a portion of a long intergenic region (LIR) of a geminivirus genome;

a second nucleic acid segment comprising at least one promoter, a short intergenic region (SIR) of a geminivirus genome, and
a region encoding a second part of a product of interest, wherein the region encoding the second part of the product of interest
is flanked on either side by at least a portion of a long intergenic region (LIR) of a geminivirus genome; and

a third nucleic acid segment comprising a promoter and a nucleic acid encoding a Rep/RepA protein of a geminivirus genome;
wherein the first nucleic acid segment and the second nucleic acid segment are separate replicons and are non-competing; and
wherein the first nucleic acid segment, the second nucleic acid segment and the third nucleic acid segment are comprised in
respective first, second and third vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,435,093

ENGINEERED ROUGHNESS ELEMENTS, ARRAYS THEREOF, AND THEIR METHOD OF USE

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1. A method of reducing airborne particles in an area, comprising placing a plurality of engineered roughness elements in
or proximate the area in an array, the plurality of engineered roughness elements being spaced apart from one another by at
least about 1.7 meters, at least a portion of each of the engineered roughness elements having a height of between about 0.05
meters and about 10 meters, at least a portion of each of the engineered roughness elements having a width of between about
0.05 meters and about 10 meters, at least a portion of each of the engineered roughness elements having a depth of between
about 0.05 meters and about 10 meters, each of the engineered roughness elements comprising an upper dust control element
coupled to a buse by an arm, the base comprising a bottom portion curved to allow the engineered roughness elements to tilt
when the upper dust control element is contacted by wind having a sufficient velocity, and the array configured to provide
a reduction in airborne particles of at least about 50% by reducing sand movement in, or proximate to, the array.

US Pat. No. 9,380,967

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING FETAL CEREBRAL OXYGENATION

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1. A method of monitoring oxygenation of a fetus, the method comprising:
inserting a sensor into a vagina, the sensor comprising a light output and an acoustic transducer;
and
positioning the sensor over an anterior fontanel of a head of the fetus,
wherein the light output of the sensor emits light to the head of the fetus and the acoustic transducer of the sensor detects
acoustic pressure generated in response to the emitted light, and

wherein the sensor determines oxygenation of the fetus in response to the detected acoustic pressure.
US Pat. No. 9,375,475

COMBINATION IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

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1. A method of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient simultaneously or sequentially a blocking
anti-PD-1 antibody and an ICOS ligand (ICOS-L).

US Pat. No. 9,142,852

BICARBONATE AND CARBONATE AS HYDROXIDE CARRIERS IN A BIOLOGICAL FUEL CELL

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1. A method of operating a fuel cell having a cathode chamber, an anode chamber, and a pH gradient between the cathode and
anode chambers, comprising:
supplying a gas flow to the cathode chamber;
wherein the gas flow contains carbon dioxide at a concentration of less than or equal to about 5%,
wherein at least a portion of the carbon dioxide contained in the gas flow was produced in the anode chamber and recycled
to the cathode chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,096,679

PEPTIDE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

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1. A composition comprising a peptide compound of Formula (I):
SM-XR-Pep-YR
wherein:
Pep is one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-7;
XR and YR are each independently 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 arginine residues, with the proviso that (XR+YR) is 4, or 5 arginine residues; and

SM is a solubilizing moiety of one of (1)-(3), wherein:

(1) is [2-(2-amino-ethoxy)-ethoxy]-acetic acidk (AEEAk), where k=1-5;

(2) is {2-[2-(2-amino-ethoxy)-ethoxy]-ethoxy}-acetic acidk (AEEEAk), where k=1-5; or

(3) is a combination of AEEAm and AEEEAn subunits, wherein m=1-9 and n=1-9 with the proviso that (m+n) is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, and wherein the AEEAm and AEEEAn subunits are arranged in any order.

US Pat. No. 9,581,561

INTEGRATED OPTOELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR FOR NITROGEN OXIDES IN GASEOUS SAMPLES

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1. A sensor comprising:
a first electrode coupled to a substrate;
a second electrode coupled to the substrate and spaced apart from the first electrode;
a coupler consisting solely of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), the coupler coupling the first electrode to the second electrode;
an ionic liquid electrolyte coupled to the substrate;
a detector substance coupled to the substrate, the detector substance configured to be sensitive to nitrogen oxides;
a counter electrode coupled to the substrate;
a reference electrode coupled to the substrate;
a gas flow system in fluid communication with the substrate; and
an electrical detector coupled to at least two of the first electrode, second electrode, counter electrode, and reference
electrode, the electrical detector configured to detect electrical changes in the coupler.

US Pat. No. 9,745,965

PRINTED ACTUATORS AND USES THEREOF

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1. A process for preparing an electroconductive product, the process comprising:
(a) combining from about 0.1% to about 5.0% (w/vol) of an electroconductive material with a mixture comprising water and at
least one C1-C6 alcohol;

(b) sonicating the combination of step (a) for an effective period of time, thereby producing an electroconductive ink coating;
and

(c) applying the sonication product of step (b) on a polymeric substrate whereby the product of step (c) is an electroconductive
product.

US Pat. No. 9,711,065

RESPONSIVE DYNAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL TACTILE DISPLAY USING HYDROGEL

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1. A method for fabricating a tactile display system, the method comprising:
(a) forming a first chamber containing a hydrogel that can reversibly move between a collapsed position and any of a plurality
of swollen positions in response to an environmental stimuli;

(b) forming a second chamber containing a second hydrogel suitable as a solvent reservoir;
(c) bonding the first chamber to the second chamber to create a first pixel;
(d) repeating steps (a) to (c) one or more times to create one or more additional pixels; and
(e) creating an array of the first pixel and each additional pixel thereby forming the tactile display system.

US Pat. No. 9,700,213

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC POLYP DETECTION USING GLOBAL GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS AND LOCAL INTENSITY VARIATION PATTERNS

Mayo Foundation For Medic...

1. A system for polyp detection using optical colonoscopy images, the system comprising:
an input configured to receive a series of optical images acquired from a subject;
a processor configured to process the series of optical images with steps comprising:
i. receiving an optical image from the input;
ii. constructing an edge map corresponding to the optical image, the edge map comprising a plurality of edge pixels;
iii. generating a refined edge map by applying a classification scheme based on patterns of intensity variation to the plurality
of edge pixels in the edge map;

iv. identifying polyp candidates using the refined edge map;
v. computing probabilities that identified polyp candidates are polyps;
vi. generating a report, using the computed probabilities, indicating detected polyps;
an output for displaying the report;
wherein the processor is further configured to
apply a Canny technique on multiple color channels of the optical image; and
apply a tensor voting technique to identify polyps.

US Pat. No. 9,587,448

SAMPLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A clamp comprising:
a cylindrical clamp body comprising first and second axial faces and a generally circular lateral surface,
a plurality of slots defined in the generally circular lateral surface of the clamp body, each slot extending from the first
axial face to the second axial face; and

a first fastener securable against a single slot of the plurality of slots, the first fastener defining an axially extending
channel;

wherein the first fastener is configured to be securable to the clamp body such that the channel of the first fastener mates
with the single slot of the plurality of slots to form an axially extending aperture within the clamp.

US Pat. No. 9,139,780

METHODS FOR OBTAINING CLEAN ENERGY FROM COAL

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1. A method for converting coal to methane comprising the steps of:
forming a slurry of coal particles and a liquid;
combining an oxidizing agent with the slurry causing oxidation of at least a portion of the coal particles of the slurry and
producing oxidation products;

monitoring the pH of the slurry;
collecting an effluent of the slurry when the slurry reaches a pH in a range from about 4 to less than 6, said effluent of
the slurry containing the oxidation products to be converted to methane; and

converting at least a portion of said oxidation products to methane by combining the effluent having the oxidation products
with an inoculum containing a methanogenic microbial community and allowing said methanogenic microbial community to digest
said oxidation products.

US Pat. No. 9,801,954

LIPID SUBSTITUTION ON AMINOGLYCOSIDE BASED POLYMERS: PLASMID DELIVERY, ANTICANCER DRUG DELIVERY AND TRANSGENE EXPRESSION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method to form an aminoglycoside based polymer, comprising:
reacting an aminoglycoside having a structure:

wherein R1 is an aminoglycoside monomer, with a diepoxide having a structure:


wherein R2 is a backbone of said diepoxide, to form an aminoglycoside-based polymeric material having a structure:


wherein n is between about 3 and about 10.
US Pat. No. 9,804,171

DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME (PANS) AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCI INFECTION (PANDAS)

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1. A method of analyzing a sample from a patient, comprising:
a) providing a surface comprising a lysoganglioside, tubulin, dopamine receptor D1, and dopamine receptor D2 immobilized thereon;
b) contacting the surface with the sample to form an anti-lysoganglioside antibody/lysoganglioside complex, an anti-tubulin
antibody/tubulin complex, an anti-dopamine receptor D1 antibody/dopamine receptor D1 complex, and an anti-dopamine receptor
D2 antibody/dopamine receptor D2 complex on the surface;

c) measuring an antibody titer of each of anti-lysoganglioside antibody, anti-tubulin antibody, anti-dopamine receptor D1
antibody, and anti-dopamine receptor D2 antibody;

d) providing an assay for measuring calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM Kinase II) activity;
e) contacting the assay for measuring CaM Kinase II activity with the sample; and
f) measuring CaM Kinase II activity.

US Pat. No. 9,668,479

MODULATING GERMINATION OF PAENIBACILLUS LARVAE

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1. A method for preventing germination of a Paenibacillus larvae spore, comprising contacting said spore with a compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:
each R is independently selected from unsubstituted (C1-C6)alkyl; unsubstituted (C2-C6)alkenyl; unsubstituted (C2-C6)alkynyl; halo; (C1-C6)haloalkyl; CN; and NO2; and

n is an integer from 0 to 2;wherein said spore is contacted with said compound in an amount effective to prevent germination of said spore.