Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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9532504 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...
9527115 Computer vision and machine learning software for grading and sorting plants  
The present invention encompasses software that brings together computer vision and machine learning algorithms that can evaluate and sort plants into desired categories. While one embodiment of...
US20160372146 Magnetic Disk of a Data Storage Device with Tempered Growth of Magnetic Recording Layer  
In one aspect, a magnetic data storage device comprises a template layer, an underlayer, and a magnetic recording layer. The template layer includes a patterned array of protruding features. The...
US20160371490 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA DRIVEN MALWARE TASK IDENTIFICATION  
Embodiments of a system and method for identifying malware tasks using a controlled environment to run malicious software to generate analysis reports, a parser to extract features from the...
9524767 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...
9524642 Transitioning to a roadside unit state  
A method performed by one or more processors, comprising: receiving a notification message indicative of an occurrence of an event; determining that a position of a vehicular device that is...
9522791 System and method of material handling using one or more imaging devices on the transferring vehicle to control the material distribution into the storage portion of the receiving vehicle  
First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of...
US20160361050 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...
US20160356876 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE WITHIN AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENT  
A method for locating a mobile device is disclosed. Initially, a set of modulated ultrasound signals and a set of radio signals are separately broadcast from a group of transmitters. The...
9505125 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...
US20160341786 TESTING INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DURING SPLIT FABRICATION  
In one aspect, a method comprises providing at least two identical front-end-of-line (FEOL) portions of an integrated circuit (IC) in a single wafer, with at least some of each FEOL portion...
US20160341754 Device and Method for Clinical Data Sampling and Specimen Banking  
A system and method are described that allow the autonomous collection of relevant data and samples from a patient during a clinical trial or during routine care. Sampling is accomplished by...
9501779 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...
9491684 Density-aware zone-based packet forwarding in vehicular networks  
A method for multi-hop forwarding of data packets in vehicular ad-hoc networks is disclosed. Each node knows both its own and the destination's geographical coordinates. The coordinates of the...
9487869 Pattern transfer with self-assembled nanoparticle assemblies  
In one aspect, a method comprises: providing a substrate having at least one layer in which the patterned dot array is to be fabricated; depositing a nanoparticle layer, wherein the nanoparticle...
US20160320905 Method and Apparatus for Classifying Touch Events on a Touch Sensitive Surface  
An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. The touch event...
US20160319412 Tunable Anisotropy of Co-Based Nanocomposites for Magnetic Field Sensing and Inductor Applications  
A method includes producing an amorphous precursor to a nanocomposite, performing devitrification of the amorphous precursor, forming, based on the devitrification, the nanocomposite comprising an...
US20160312337 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements by Liquid-Liquid Extraction from Fresh Water to Hypersaline Solutions  
The disclosure describes a method of extraction for optimal recovery of rare earth elements (REE). This includes the optimization of a liquid-liquid extraction technique for economic extraction of...
9478142 Railway transport management  
A method performed by a first rolling stock, comprising: receiving one or more communications from one or more second rolling stock, with a railroad network comprising the first rolling stock and...
9470650 Two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG)-based chemical sensors  
Sensors for sensing/measuring one or more analytes in a chemical environment. Each sensor is based on a semiconductor structure having an interfacial region containing a two-dimensional electron...
US20160298630 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...
9467647 Multiple resolution video network with context based control  
A system. The system includes a computing device configured for communication with a plurality of multiple resolution cameras and with a display device. The computing device includes a composite...
9465494 Method and apparatus for classifying touch events on a touch sensitive surface  
An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. The touch event...
US20160293197 MAGNETIC SHIFT REGISTER  
In one aspect, a magnetic data storage device comprises a template layer, an underlayer, and a magnetic recording layer. The template layer includes a patterned array of protruding features. The...
US20160288337 STEERABLE MULTI-LINKED DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE WORKING PORTS  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second...
9457971 System and method of material handling using one or more imaging devices on the transferring vehicle to control the material distribution into the storage portion of the receiving vehicle  
First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of...
9457807 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...
US20160275339 System and Method for Detecting and Tracking Facial Features In Images  
The present invention relates to a system for detecting and tracking facial features in images and can be used in conjunction with a camera. Given a camera, the system will detect facial landmarks...
9447201 Polymerization inhibitor composition and method of inhibiting polymerization of distillable monomers  
The present invention relates to a polymerization inhibitor composition and a method of inhibiting polymerization of distillable monomers in liquid and evaporated/condensed phases with the...
9445711 System and method to magnetically actuate a capsule endoscopic robot for diagnosis and treatment  
Present invention describes a swallowable device with a soft, compliant exterior, whose shape can be changed through the use of magnetic fields, and which can be locomoted in a rolling motion...
US20160263016 INGESTIBLE, ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR ORAL DELIVERY OF A SUBSTANCE  
In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises a substrate comprising a reservoir that is configured to hold one or more substances; a first film covering the reservoir, wherein the...
9443128 Segmenting biological structures from microscopy images  
A method performed by one or more processors, includes: receiving an image to be segmented into one or more representations of one or more biological structures; accessing data representing a set...
9439438 Methods and compositions for reducing Shiga toxin induced toxicity in mammals  
Manganese compositions effective in reducing Shiga toxin-induced toxicity in mammals infected with Shiga toxin-producing bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7 are described. Manganese compositions...
US20160257857 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,...
US20160256131 Sensor guided catheter navigation system  
A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a...
US20160253437 Verified Runtime Validation of Verified Cyber-Physical System Models  
A method for ensuring that verification results about models apply to cyber-physical systems (CPS) implementations is presented. The invention provides correctness guarantees for CPS executions at...
US20160251467 SITE SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED INITIATOR FOR GROWTH OF POLYMERS FROM PROTEINS  
The present invention is directed towards a protein-polymer composition having a protein with a site-specifically incorporated unnatural amino acid initiator and a covalently attached polymer.
9429960 Integrated information framework for automated performance analysis of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems  
A computer-implemented method includes, in one aspect, retrieving HVAC system information; converting the retrieved HVAC system information from one or more first data formats to a second data...
US20160244741 POLYMER ENGINEERED REGENERATING BIOSCAVENGERS  
Embodiments of the invention provide at least one polymer covalently conjugated to an esterase. The at least one polymer includes a plurality of oxime functional groups.
US20160237535 High Toughness Secondary Hardening Steels With Nickel as a Primary Strength and Toughening Agent  
Steel alloys having high yield and ultimate tensile strengths in combination with high toughness based on medium carbon secondary hardening steel compositions having low cobalt content. Nickel is...
US20160234931 High-Density Soft-Matter Electronics  
The disclosure describes a soft-matter electronic device having micron-scale features, and methods to fabricate the electronic device. In some embodiments, the device comprises an elastomer mold...
9413571 System and method for time reversal data communications on pipes using guided elastic waves  
Embedded piezoelectric sensors in large civil structures for structural health monitoring applications require data communication capabilities to effectively transmit information regarding the...
9410020 Processable self-organizing nanoparticle  
A method of forming a composition includes adding together a plurality of particle brush systems wherein each of the particle brush systems includes a particle and a polymer brush including a...
9408571 Apparatus and method for implantation of devices into soft tissue  
Apparatus and method for surgeon-assisted rapid surgical implantation of devices into soft tissue. The apparatus comprises several subsystems that enable the referencing of the spatial position...
US20160224852 VEHICLE OPERATOR MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method for monitoring a vehicle operator can be executed by a controller and includes the following steps: (a) receiving image data of a vehicle operator's head; (b) tracking facial feature...
9405982 Driver gaze detection system  
A method for detecting an eyes-off-the-road condition based on an estimated gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle includes monitoring facial feature points of the driver within image input data...
US20160218728 Dual-Side Spin Transfer Spin Torque Oscillator  
An oscillation mechanism comprises a first spin-polarization layer having a first magnetic moment; a second spin-polarization layer having a second magnetic moment, wherein an orientation of the...
US20160202289 Nanofiber Grid and Related Methods  
Methods and systems are provided for measuring single and multi-cell inside-out and/or outside-in forces on a nanofiber grid. Single and multi-cells are deposited on, or migrate onto the nanofiber...
US20160200840 AQUEOUS ATRP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ACTIVATOR REGENERATOR  
A process for polymerizing radically (co)polymerizable monomers at a temperature between −10° C. and 110° C. in an aqueous system comprising one or more radically (co)polymerizable monomer(s) is...
US20160199201 MICROMINIATURE CHAINMAIL INTERFACE BETWEEN SKIN AND A TRANSCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
The disclosure describes a direct skeletal attachment (DSA) device including a micro-miniature chainmail skin-to-DSA interface. The interface comprises various porous architectures for skin...