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US20130285461 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR HARVESTING POWER FROM ARRAYS OF WIND TURBINES  
Variable frequency alternate current (VFAC) bus arrangements and systems using such VFAC bus arrangements are described, such as arrays of turbines. Such systems have a centrally located power...
US20130283957 ROBOTIC TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE  
A robotic two-wheeled vehicle comprising a connection body interposed between the two wheels are described. A drum can be coaxially located in a central region of the connection body and can...
8571615 Superconducting metallic glass transition-edge-sensors  
A superconducting metallic glass transition-edge sensor (MGTES) and a method for fabricating the MGTES are provided. A single-layer superconducting amorphous metal alloy is deposited on a...
8570649 Dual-mode raster point scanning/light sheet illumination microscope  
An apparatus for and method of performing light sheet microscopy (LISH) and light scanning microscopy (RAPS) in a single device are provided. The dual-mode imaging microscope allows for the use of...
8569741 Electronic arrangements for passivated silicon nanowires  
Methods for fabricating passivated silicon nanowires and an electronic arrangement thus obtained are described. Such arrangements may comprise a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) structure such that...
8569739 Chemically-etched nanostructures and related devices  
A method of etching active quantum nanostructures provides the step of laterally etching of an intermediate active quantum nanostructure layer interposed between cladding layers. The lateral...
8569695 Photon induced near field electron microscope and biological imaging system  
A method of obtaining PINEM images includes providing femtosecond optical pulse, generating electron pulses, and directing the electron pulses towards a sample. The method also includes overlapping...
8568605 Forming nanometer-sized patterns by electron microscopy  
A method for forming nanometer-sized patterns and pores in a membrane is described. The method comprises incorporating a reactive material onto the membrane, the reactive material being a material...
US20130281316 SLIP-INDUCED COMPARTMENTALIZATION  
The present invention relates to fluidic devices for compartmentalizing samples. In particular, the devices and related systems and methods allow for compartmentalization by using one or more first...
US20130280830 CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD EMISSION DEVICE WITH OVERHANGING GATE  
A carbon nanotube field emission device with overhanging gate fabricated by a double silicon-on-insulator process. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
US20130280725 FLUIDIC DEVICES FOR BIOSPECIMEN PRESERVATION  
The present invention relates to fluidic devices for preparing, processing, storing, preserving, and/or analyzing samples. In particular, the devices and related systems and methods allow for...
US20130280515 MULTILAYER FOAM STRUCTURES OF NOMINALLY-ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBES (CNTS)  
A method for making a multilayer foam structure of nominally-aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is disclosed. The method comprises synthesizing a layer of CNTs and sandwiching the layer of CNTs...
US20130279631 Dynamic Polarization Modulation and Control  
A method for sending a data from an electromagnetic radiator by polarization modulation of an electromagnetic wave includes radiating from the radiator first and second electromagnetic waves...
US20130278473 EFFICIENT ACTIVE MULTI-DRIVE RADIATOR  
An integrated Multi-Port Driven (MPD) antenna that can be driven at many points with different signals. An integrated MPD radiating source utilizing an 8-phase ring oscillator and eight power...
US20130276873 HIGH LEVEL INJECTION SYSTEMS  
A semiconductor device having elongated structure having high-level injection are provided, as well as making and using such devices.
8562942 Molecular sieves and related methods and structure directing agents  
Method for preparing molecular sieves and molecular sieves obtained thereby are described. The method includes preparing a reaction mixture, comprising a structure directing agent, at least one...
US20130273626 REGIO- AND ENANTIOSELECTIVE ALKANE HYDROXYLATION WITH MODIFIED CYTOCHROME P450  
Cytochrome P450 BM-3 from Bacillus megaterium was engineered using a combination of directed evolution and site-directed mutagenesis to hydroxylate linear alkanes regio- and enantioselectively...
US20130273596 NEURAL CREST ENHANCERS AND METHODS FOR USE  
DNA enhancer sequences are provided for use in constructs to identify early stage embryonic cells. The enhancer sequences can be used in parallel with short-hairpin RNA in a vector construct for...
US20130271142 LOW FIELD SQUID MRI DEVICES, COMPONENTS AND METHODS  
Low field SQUID MRI devices, components and methods are disclosed. They include a portable low field (SQUID)-based MRI instrument and a portable low field SQUID-based MRI system to be operated...
US20130271089 BATTERY STATE OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT SYSTEM  
Described herein are systems and methods for accurately characterizing thermodynamic and materials properties of electrodes and electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems. Enhanced...
US20130269761 SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES FOR FUEL GENERATION  
This disclosure relates to photovoltaic and photoelectrosynthetic cells, devices, methods of making and using the same.
8558234 Low voltage low light imager and photodetector  
Highly efficient, low energy, low light level imagers and photodetectors are provided. In particular, a novel class of Della-Doped Electron Bombarded Array (DDEBA) photodetectors that will reduce...
8557613 Methods for designing, fabricating, and predicting shape formations in a material  
A method for designing, fabricating, and predicting a desired structure in and/or on a host material through defining etch masks and etching the host material is provided. The desired structure can...
8557612 Method for fabricating micro and nanostructures in a material  
A method to determine minimum etch mask dosage or thickness as a function of etch depth or maximum etch depth as a function of etch mask implantation dosage or thickness, for fabricating structures...
8557507 Fabrication of nano-twinned nanopillars  
Nanopillars with nanoscale diameters are provided where the nanopillar has uniformly aligned nano-twins either perpendicular or inclined by 1-90° to the pillar-axis with no grain-boundaries or any ...
8557292 Carrier nanoparticles and related compositions, methods and systems  
Carrier nanoparticles comprising a polymer containing a polyol coupled to a polymer containing a boronic acid, configured to present the polymer containing a boronic acid to an environment external...
8557199 Self-powered microfluidic devices, methods and systems  
A power source for actuation of a microfluidic device and related devices, methods and systems.
US20130268723 FLASH MEMORIES USING MINIMUM PUSH UP, MULTI-CELL AND MULTI-PERMUTATION SCHEMES FOR DATA STORAGE  
Rank modulation has been recently proposed as a scheme for storing information in flash memories. Three improved aspects are disclosed. In one aspect the minimum push-up scheme, for storing data in...
US20130268096 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODULARIZED CONTROL OF ROBOTIC ADAPTIVE OPTICS AND LASER SYSTEMS  
An automated adaptive optics and laser projection system is described. The automated adaptive optics and laser projection system includes an adaptive optics system and a compact laser projection...
US20130267699 QUATERNARY HETEROATOM CONTAINING COMPOUNDS  
The invention provides heterocyclic compounds with quaternary centers and methods of preparing compounds. Methods include the method for the preparation of a compound of Formula (II): comprising...
US20130267005 MICROFLUIDIC FLUID SEPARATOR AND RELATED METHODS  
A microfluidic fluid separator for separating target components of a fluid by filtration is described. Methods for separating target components of a fluid by filtration and methods for processing...
US20130266504 Methods and Materials for the Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen From Water  
The present invention is directed to a method of thermochemical forming H2, O2, or a combination thereof from water, said method comprising the steps of contacting a composition comprising a...
US20130265554 COMPACT LASER PROJECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
An automated adaptive optics and laser projection system is described. The automated adaptive optics and laser projection system includes an adaptive optics system and a compact laser projection...
US20130265413 LASER BEAM GUIDANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
An automated adaptive optics and laser projection system is described. The automated adaptive optics and laser projection system includes an adaptive optics system and a compact laser projection...
US20130265399 ROBOTIC ADAPTIVE OPTICS AND LASER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORRECTING ATMOSPHERIC DISTORTION  
An automated adaptive optics and laser projection system is described. The automated adaptive optics and laser projection system includes an adaptive optics system and a compact laser projection...
8552150 MART-1 T cell receptors  
T-cell receptors that recognize MART-1 antigen are provided. The TCRs can be used, for example, to treat patients suffering from melanoma.
8551725 Method of identifying agents that inhibit quorum sensing activity of gamma-proteobacteria  
Screening assays that allow for the identification of agents that increase acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) acylase expression and/or AHL acylase activity in γ-proteobacteria such as Pseudomonas ...
8551425 Method for cancer detection, diagnosis and prognosis  
The present invention provides a method for diagnosing cancer, predicting a disease outcome or response to therapy in a patient sample. The method involves isolating a circulating tumor cell (CTC),...
8550119 Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems  
A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion...
8549925 Microfabricated implantable wireless pressure sensor for use in biomedical applications and pressure measurement and sensor implantation methods  
A variable capacitor, a microfabricated implantable pressure sensor including a variable capacitor and an inductor, and related pressure measurement and implantation methods. The inductor may have...
US20130262071 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE  
Described herein are systems and processes for designing the sequence of one or more interacting nucleic acid strands intended to adopt a target secondary structure at equilibrium. The target...
US20130260453 METHOD FOR EXPRESSION OF SMALL RNA MOLECULES WITHIN A CELL  
The invention provides methods and compositions for the expression of small RNA molecules within a cell using a lentiviral vector. The methods can be used to express doubles stranded RNA complexes....
US20130259235 KEY AGREEMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH ACTIVE ADVERSARIES  
A network and related methods for transmitting processes in a network secretly and securely is described. The network use keys, through path-key establishment and a key pool bootstrapping, to...
US20130256147 SOLAR FUELS GENERATOR  
The solar fuels generator includes an ionically conductive separator between a gaseous first phase and a second phase. A photoanode uses one or more components of the first phase to generate...
US20130255738 PHONONIC STRUCTURES AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS  
Phononic structures, devices related to phononic structures, and methods related to fabrication of the phononic structures are described. The phononic structure can include a sheet of material,...
8545168 Two-dimensional array of turbines  
Arrangements of turbines are described. The turbines are staggered or aligned in the downwind direction.
US20130254466 RANK-MODULATION REWRITING CODES FOR FLASH MEMORIES  
Rank modulation has been recently proposed as a scheme for storing information in flash memories. Three improved aspects are disclosed. In one aspect the minimum push-up scheme, for storing data in...
US20130252808 CATALYSTS FOR THERMOCHEMICAL FUEL PRODUCTION AND METHOD OF PRODUCING FUEL USING THERMOCHEMICAL FUEL PRODUCTION  
To provide a catalyst, which is formed from a perovskite oxide, for thermochemical fuel production, and a method of producing fuel using thermochemical fuel production that is capable of allowing a...
US20130250479 Micro- and Nanoscale Capacitors that Incorporate an Array of Conductive Elements Having Elongated Bodies  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement micro- and nanoscale capacitors that incorporate a conductive element that conforms to the shape of an array elongated...
US20130249598 MICROSCALE DIGITAL VACUUM ELECTRONIC GATES  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement microscale digital vacuum electronic gates. In one embodiment, a microscale digital vacuum electronic gate includes: a...