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US20160183463 CONTROL ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POSITION OF A TRANSFER DEVICE OF A HARVESTING MACHINE  
Present invention is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other...
9375839 Methods and computer-program products for evaluating grasp patterns, and robots incorporating the same  
Methods and computer-program products for evaluating grasp patterns for use by a robot are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of evaluating grasp patterns includes selecting an individual...
US20160182045 RELIABILITY OF PHYSICAL UNCLONABLE FUNCTION CIRCUITS  
Techniques and circuits are disclosed for obtaining a physical unclonable function (PUF) circuit that is configured to provide, during a first operational mode, an output signal that is dependent...
US20160174816 STEERABLE, FOLLOW THE LEADER DEVICE  
A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between...
9370342 Multi-linked endoscopic device with spherical distal assembly  
A device for performing a procedure may include an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and an adapted link having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end may include a...
US20160167312 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF EMBEDDED MATERIALS  
In one aspect, a method includes providing support material within which the structure is fabricated, depositing, into the support material, structure material to form the fabricated structure,...
US20160167223 EXTENDABLE ARTICULATED PROBE DEVICE  
An articulate probe device includes a first mechanism, a second mechanism, and an overtube mechanism. The first mechanism includes a proximal link which is movable coupled to a first intermediate...
9364503 Methods and apparatus for manufacturing plasma based plastics and bioplastics produced therefrom  
Blood-derived plastic articles prepared from compositions including blood and, in some embodiments, at least one crosslinking agent and/or at least one biological response modifier, that can be...
US20160162807 Emotion Recognition System and Method for Modulating the Behavior of Intelligent Systems  
The disclosure describes an audio-based emotion recognition system that is able to classify emotions in real-time. The emotion recognition system, according to some embodiments, adjusts the...
US20160160165 METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE  
This invention provides an apparatus and method for culturing cells to probe the influence that the properties of a surface onto which the cells are bonded has on the properties of the cell.
9361695 Method of recognizing a position of a workpiece from a photographed image  
In a preparation process, one workpiece W is photographed from a plurality of angles, the photographed image is segmented into patches to obtain a plurality of sample patch images, the sample...
9359653 High toughness secondary hardening steel  
A secondary hardening steel alloy substantially lacking Cobalt is disclosed. In spite of the substantial lack of Cobalt, a steel alloy of the present disclosure has a low Stage II crack growth,...
US20160136407 MICRONEEDLE ARRAYS FOR CANCER THERAPY APPLICATIONS  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array having one or more chemotherapeutic agents. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of...
9340708 Methods of forming dry adhesive structures  
Methods of forming dry adhesives including a method of making a dry adhesive including applying a liquid polymer to the second end of the stem, molding the liquid polymer on the stem in a mold,...
US20160128636 FABRICATION, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR ULTRA-COMPLIANT PROBES FOR NEURAL AND OTHER TISSUES  
Methods, systems and apparatuses of ultra-miniature, ultra-compliant probe arrays that allows for design flexibility to match the stiffness of the tissue it is being applied to, such as the brain...
9336439 System and method for the long range acquisition of iris images from stationary and mobile subjects  
Described is a system which is capable of capturing images of the iris up to distances of 11 meters with a resolution of 150-200 pixels across the diameter. The system incorporates velocity...
9335909 Drawing assist device, drawing assist program, and drawing assist method  
Provided is a drawing assist device and the like which assists a drawing operation while improving efficiency thereof. According to the drawing assist device of the present invention, whether or...
9334496 Antisense EGFRAS guanidinium peptide nucleic acid (GPNA) oligonucleotides as antitumor agents  
A class of antisense agents having a distributed guanidinium peptide nucleic acids (GPNA) backbone which has excellent uptake into mammalian cells, can bind to the target DNA or RNA in a highly...
US20160125928 BITCELL WTH MAGNETIC SWITCHING ELEMENTS  
A method includes receiving a data bit value at a buffer in a bitcell based on a first state of a write bitline connected to the buffer, and transferring the data bit value from the buffer to a...
US20160125288 Physically Unclonable Functions Using Neuromorphic Networks  
The disclosure describes the use of a neural network circuit, such as an oscillatory neural network or cellular neural network, to serve as a physically unclonable function on an integrated...
US20160125272 OBJECT RECOGNIZER AND DETECTOR FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES USING BAYESIAN NETWORK BASED CLASSIFIER  
System and method for determining a classifier to discriminate between two classes—object or non-object. The classifier may be used by an object detection program to detect presence of a 3D object...
US20160122701 Methods, Devices and Systems for Algae Lysis and Content Extraction  
Described herein are devices, systems and methods for lysing algae cells, for production of a lysate product such as a biofuel. The systems and methods use a passive device that lyses the cells...
9327130 Implantable pacemakers control and optimization via fractional calculus approaches  
Method and system for non-linear modeling of physiological behavior, such as R-R intervals, in implantable devices, such as a rate responsive pacemakers, comprising a comprehensive modeling and...
9322148 System and method for terrain mapping  
A mapping system includes a pose sensor, a mapping sensor, a database defining a work surface, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive pose signals and determine the position and...
9314557 Magnetically-levitated blood pump with optimization method enabling miniaturization  
A magnetically-levitated blood pump with an optimization method that enables miniaturization and supercritical operation. The blood pump includes an optimized annular blood gap that increases...
9313951 Optical image capture for controlling a position of a harvester transfer device  
Present invention is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other...
US20160101190 POLYMER-BASED PROTEIN ENGINEERING METHODS TO RATIONALLY TUNE ENZYME ACTIVITY, pH-DEPENDENCE AND STABILITY  
Using a novel water-soluble, active ester amide-containing functionalized controlled radical polymerization initiator, stimuli responsive polymers have been grown from the surface of a protein,...
9311564 Face age-estimation and methods, systems, and software therefor  
Age-estimation of a face of an individual is represented in image data. In one embodiment, age-estimation techniques involves combining a Contourlet Appearance Model (CAM) for facial-age feature...
US20160096867 CONFORMATIONALLY-PREORGANIZED, MiniPEG-CONTAINING GAMMA-PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACIDS  
The present invention relates to γ-PNA monomers according to Formula I where substituent groups R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, B and P are defined as set forth in the specification. The invention also...
9300301 Nonvolatile magnetic logic device  
In one aspect, a nonvolatile magnetic logic device comprises an electrically insulating layer, a write path, and a read path. The write path comprises a plurality of write path terminals and a...
US20160084960 System and Method for Tracking Objects with Projected m-Sequences  
According to embodiments of the present invention are a system and method that use projected structured patterns of light and linear optical sensors for motion tracking. Sensors are capable of...
US20160083434 DIVALENT NUCLEOBASE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREFOR  
Described herein are novel divalent nucleobases that each bind two nucleic acid strands, matched or mismatched when incorporated into a nucleic acid or nucleic acid analog backbone (a genetic...
US20160083433 TEMPLATE-DIRECTED GAMMAPNA SYNTHESIS PROCESS AND GAMMAPNA TARGETING COMPOUNDS  
Described herein are recognition modules that bind specifically to a template nucleic acid and which ligate together in a reducing environment to produce a gamma peptide nucleic acid (γPNA)...
US20160075810 FUNCTIONALIZED POLYMER HYBRIDS  
A method of synthesizing a polynucleotide composition includes attaching a compound including at least one initiator or at least one transfer agent for a reversible deactivation radical...
9286216 3DIC memory chips including computational logic-in-memory for performing accelerated data processing  
This disclosure relates to a three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (3DIC) memory chip including computational logic-in-memory (LiM) for performing accelerated data processing. Related memory...
US20160072632 Methods and Systems for Achieving System-Level Counterfeit Protection in Integrated Chips  
According to embodiments of the present invention are systems and methods for using scan chains for the creation of unique physically uncloneable function (PUF). In particular, the present...
US20160072472 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BI-STATE CONTROL OF NONLINEAR RESONATORS  
A bi-state bifurcation-based control system and method for nonlinear resonators, which utilizes a control loop to servo on the edge of the bifurcation jump, either at the maximum “on” point prior...
9281112 Remotely addressable magnetic composite micro-actuators  
The present invention describes methods to fabricate actuators that can be remotely controlled in an addressable manner, and methods to provide remote control such micro-actuators. The actuators...
9278255 System and method for activity recognition  
A method for automatic recognition of human activity is provided and includes the steps of decomposing human activity into a plurality of fundamental component attributes needed to perform an...
US20160051733 Coated Vaso-Occlusive Device for Treatment of Aneurysms  
A method is described herein for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The method comprises inserting into an aneurysm an embolism coil coated with a polymeric coating comprising a genipin,...
9265582 Robot for minimally invasive interventions  
Rather than trying to immobilize a living, moving organ to place the organ in the fixed frame of reference of a table-mounted robotic device, the present disclosure teaches mounting a robot in the...
US20160049262 Melanins as Active Components in Energy Storage Materials  
In one aspect, an energy storage device comprises one or more organic electrodes comprising one or more melanin-based energy storage materials and cations, with the one or more melanin-based...
US20160049095 Apparatus and Methods for Tangible Collaborative Learning  
The present invention relates generally to a system and method that bring together the advantages of computer games and the physical world to increase engagement, collaboration and learning. The...
US20160042641 SMART AND SCALABLE URBAN SIGNAL NETWORKS: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL  
Scalable urban traffic control system has been developed to address current challenges and offers a new approach to real-time, adaptive control of traffic signal networks. The methods and system...
US20160041111 PROCESS MAPPING OF TRANSIENT THERMAL RESPONSE DUE TO VALUE CHANGES IN A PROCESS VARIABLE  
A method includes conducting a plurality of tests on process variables of a manufacturing process, with a test of the plurality of tests being associated with two combinations of process...
US20160033490 Linked Peptide Fluorogenic Biosensors  
Biosensors, compositions comprising biosensors, methods of producing biosensors, and methods of using biosensors are disclosed. The biosensors comprise a fluorogen-activating peptide and a...
US20160033434 PROCESS MAPPING OF AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND PROCESS SENSITIVITY  
In one aspect, a method includes conducting a plurality of tests on process variables of a thermal process, with a test of the plurality of tests being conducted on two or more process variables,...
US20160033376 Apparatus and Process for Producing Patterned, Micron and Nanometer Size Reaction and Mixing Zones for Fluids Deposited on Smooth, Rough and Porous Surfaces and Applications of that Process  
Process for producing patterned, micron and nanometer scale features by reacting or mixing in the small volumes at the intersections of coalescing drops, at the fronts of colliding thin films in...
US20160030240 MICROMANIPULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A micromanipulation system includes a micromanipulator that includes a handpiece, and a micromanipulation tool that includes a tool shaft and is operatively connected to the handpiece. The...
9249306 Quenched dendrimeric dyes for florescence detection  
The present invention presents designs for high extinction quenched “dyedrons” that can be activated by conversion of a single acceptor/quencher in the molecular assembly to a fluorescent state....