Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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US20150368546 LIGNIN-CONTAINING POLYMERS AND COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING LIGNIN-CONTAINING POLYMERS  
A composition includes an agent formed by grafting at least a first polymer with lignin and a component other than the agent, lignin or the at least a first polymer, wherein lignin has an affinity...
US20150365733 Dynamic Real-Time TV White Space Awareness  
This invention describes a cloud-based architecture that orchestrates the detection and dissemination of highly-dynamic, real-time, and fine-grained TV white space information to improve spectrum...
US20150361642 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...
9213885 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...
US20150353613 STABILIZED STAT3 DECOY OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND USES THEREFORE  
The present invention is based, at least in part, on novel, unimolecular STAT3 oligonucleotide decoys exhibiting increased in vivo stability as compared to previously known decoys which are...
US20150353082 UNIFIED MOTION PLANNING ALGORITHM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE IN OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE MANEUVER  
A method for automated lane centering and/or lane changing purposes for a vehicle traveling on a roadway that employs roadway points from a map database to determine a reference vehicle path and...
US20150348433 Systems, Methods, and Software for Enabling Automated, Interactive Assessment  
Methods, system, and software that enables students to create high quality, automatically gradable questions without requiring any manual rating of questions, while at the same time aiding the...
US20150342688 Deployable Polygonal Manipulator for Minimally Invasive Surgical Interventions  
A polygonal manipulator device for surgical interventions of the heart and other smooth organs is provided. A system implementing the device also is provided along with methods of use of the...
US20150339217 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TESTING SOFTWARE  
An automatic software testing machine may be configured to provide an advanced symbolic execution approach to software testing that combines dynamic symbolic execution and static symbolic...
US20150335664 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR REDUCING ORGAN TRANSPLANT REJECTION OR ISCHEMIC/REPERFUSION INJURY IN A SUBJECT  
Methods and materials for reducing organ transplant rejection or minimizing ischemia or ischemia/reperfusion injury in a subject are described. The methods include administering a fat emulsion...
9193758 Conformationally-preorganized, miniPEG-containing γ-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...
US20150332151 Methods and Software For Determining An Optimal Combination Of Therapeutic Agents For Inhibiting Pathogenesis Or Growth Of A Cell Colony, And Methods Of Treating One Or More Cell Colonies  
Methods of determining a therapy for inhibiting growth or pathogenesis of one or more cell colonies based on modeling intracellular and/or intercellular communication mechanisms utilized by the...
US20150321348 Systems and Methods for Modular Units in Electro-Mechanical Systems  
Systems and methods are provided for an electro-mechanical system. A system includes a plurality of connected modules. A first module of the modules includes an actuator for imparting motion on...
9183396 Detecting exploitable bugs in binary code  
Systems and methods for performing hybrid symbolic execution to detect exploitable bugs in binary code are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods determine that resources...
9182616 Photonic band gap structure with tunable optical and electronic properties  
In one aspect, a photonic band gap (PBG) structure comprises: a first conducting layer; a second conducting layer; and a nanocomposite layer between the first conducting layer and the second...
US20150318472 DETERMINISTIC SEEDING OF SWITCHING FILAMENT IN OXIDE-BASED MEMRISTIVE DEVICES  
A method for manufacturing an RRAM cell includes providing a metal-insulator-metal stack and exposing a subsection of a MIM stack to particle bombardment and/or radiation. Exposing a subsection of...
US20150314059 EXTRACORPOREAL AMBULATOR ASSIST LUNG  
A extracorporeal system for lung assist includes a housing, a blood flow inlet in fluid connection with the housing; a blood flow outlet in fluid connection with the housing; a plurality of hollow...
9177153 Verifying integrity and guaranteeing execution of code on untrusted computer platform  
A method, system, and apparatus for verifying integrity and execution state of an untrusted computer. In one embodiment, the method includes placing a verification function in memory on the...
US20150311901 A 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...
US20150310643 Methods and Software for Visualizing Data By Applying Physics-Based Tools To Data Objectifications  
Methods and corresponding software for allowing a user to manipulate and interactively explore data intuitively by objectifying the data and allowing the user to apply any one or more simulated...
US20150305609 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AIDING IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF OTITIS MEDIA BY CLASSIFYING TYMPANIC MEMBRANE IMAGES  
A method of aiding the diagnosis of otitis media in a patient includes obtaining image data in a processor apparatus of a computing device, the image data being associated with at least one...
9171226 Image matching using subspace-based discrete transform encoded local binary patterns  
Determining a match between the subjects of first and second images as a function of decimal-number representations of regions of the first and second images. The decimal-number representations...
9170267 Fluid-pressure regulator and related methods and systems  
A fluid-pressure regulator for regulating the pressure of a fluid. The regulator includes a variable-resistance fluid element and a variable-volume fluid element located downstream of the...
US20150302428 AUTOMATED THUMBNAIL SELECTION FOR ONLINE VIDEO  
Access is provided to optimal thumbnails that are extracted from a stream of video. Using a processing device configured with a model that incorporates preferences generated by the brain and...
9159229 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...
US20150283698 Series Elastic Actuators for Robots and Robotic Devices  
An example actuator is provided to be used in robots and robotic devices. The actuator includes: a first plate, a second plate, and an elastic element disposed between the first plate and the...
9153689 Integrated circuit device, system, and method of fabrication  
A semiconductor device (10), comprising a first semiconductor portion (32) having a first end (34), a second end (36), and a slit portion (30), wherein the width of the slit portion (30) is less...
US20150275206 POLYMER CONJUGATES FOR DELIVERY OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE AGENTS  
A delivery system for delivering oligonucleotides includes a conjugate includes a complexing agent including an oligonucleotide, a peptide nucleic acid or chimera thereof and a polymer covalently...
9141871 Systems, methods, and software implementing affine-invariant feature detection implementing iterative searching of an affine space  
Feature-matching methods for attempting to match visual features in one image with visual features in another image. Feature-matching methods disclosed progressively sample the affine spaces of...
US20150257845 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STRUCTURE-FUNCTION FUSION FOR SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS  
A method for fusing information related to structural features and characteristics of a biological sample. The resulting fused image may be imported into a surgical navigation technology...
9135405 Automated exploit generation  
A system and method for automatically generating exploits, such as exploits for target code, is described. In some implementations, the system received binary code and/or source code of a software...
US20150255588 HOT-ELECTRON TRANSISTOR HAVING METAL TERMINALS  
In one aspect, a transistor comprises a metal emitter, a first semiconductor barrier, a metal base, a second semiconductor barrier, and a metal collector. The first semiconductor barrier separates...
US20150254594 System for Interactively Visualizing and Evaluating User Behavior and Output  
The present invention discloses CrowdScape, a system that supports the human evaluation of complex crowd work through interactive visualization and mixed initiative machine learning. The system...
US20150252322 Methods, Apparatus, and Systems for Fabrication of Polymeric Nano-and Micro-Fibers in Aligned Configurations  
Provided herein are apparatus and systems for fabricating highly aligned arrays of polymeric fibers having isodiameters ranging from sub 50 nm to microns with lengths of several millimeters. The...
9120953 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,...
US20150243285 METHODS FOR HYBRID GPU/CPU DATA PROCESSING  
The present invention describes methods for performing large-scale graph traversal calculations on parallel processor platforms. The invention describes methods for on-the-fly hypothesis rescoring...
US20150242009 Using Capacitive Images for Touch Type Classification  
An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface, for example a touch pad or touch screen. The user physically interacts with the touch-sensitive surface, producing touch events. The...
US20150239132 ARTICULATED DEVICE WITH VISUALIZATION SYSTEM  
An articulated device may include a first steerable multi-linked mechanism and a second steerable multi-linked mechanism. The second steerable multi-linked mechanism may include a first link, a...
9117821 Oriented crystal nanowire interconnects  
Interconnects for semiconductors formed of materials that exhibit crystallographic anisotropy of the resistivity size effect such that line resistivity in one crystallographic orientation becomes...
9104189 Methods and apparatuses for monitoring energy consumption and related operations  
Apparatus and method including acquiring a signal indicative of power consumption; detecting a transient in the signal; extracting a feature indicative of the transient, wherein extracting the...
US20150219572 PROCESS MAPPING OF COOLING RATES AND THERMAL GRADIENTS  
A method performed by one or more processing devices includes conducting a plurality of tests of a manufacturing process. Each test is conducted at a different combination of at least a first...
US20150213392 System and Method of Using Task Fingerprinting to Predict Task Performance  
A novel method of using task fingerprinting to predict outcome measures such quality, errors, and the likelihood of cheating, particularly as applied to crowd sourced tasks. The technique focuses...
US20150209397 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR REDUCING RETICULOENDOTHELIAL SYSTEM CLEARANCE OF PARTICLES FROM A SUBJECT  
Methods and materials for reducing clearance of particles such as nanoparticles or micron-sized particles from a subject are described. The methods include preadministering a fat emulsion before...
9092850 Identifying location biomarkers  
A method performed by one or more processing devices includes retrieving data for a protein in a tissue type in a first state and for the protein in the tissue type in a second state; determining,...
US20150203955 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAKING COMPOSITION SPREAD ALLOY FILMS  
The present invention describes the design, operation and performance of a new Composition Spread Alloy Film (CSAF) deposition having a rotatable shadow mask and capable of depositing CSAFs of at...
9088046 Sodium based aqueous electrolyte electrochemical secondary energy storage device  
A secondary hybrid aqueous energy storage device includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode which is capable of reversibly intercalating sodium cations, a separator, and a sodium cation...
US20150199266 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...
US20150197793 GAMMA-PNA MINIPROBES FOR FLUORESCENT LABELING  
A category of γPNA miniprobes and chimeric γPNA probes is especially useful for detecting RNA and telomeric DNA in a cell sample. In particular, the probes can be used to deliver fluorescent dyes...
9082319 Method, apparatus, and system for computer-aided tracking, navigation and motion teaching  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for computer-aided tracking, navigation, and motion tracking. In one embodiment, a system for determining a spatial position, including a tracking device and a...
9079215 Micro-fiber arrays with tip coating and transfer method for preparing same  
Present invention describes a patterned and coated micro- and nano-scale fibers elastomeric material for enhanced adhesion in wet or dry environments. A multi-step fabrication process including...