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US20150158206 DRY ADHESIVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING DRY ADHESIVES  
Dry adhesives and methods for forming dry adhesives. A method of forming a dry adhesive structure on a backing material, comprises: forming a template backing layer of energy sensitive material on...
9054531 General method for distributed line flow computing with local communications in meshed electric networks  
The present disclosure relates to distributed line flow processing for a network having nodes with branches coupling adjacent ones of the nodes and components coupled to the nodes. In one...
9052895 Power budget allocation in multi-processor systems  
Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software that implement power budget allocation optimization algorithms in multi-processor systems, such as server farms. The algorithms are derived from a...
9050652 Methods for casting by a float process and associated apparatuses  
A method for producing a solid layer material (42), comprising providing (70) a first layer (30); providing (72) a second liquid layer (32) on the first layer (30); providing (74) a third liquid...
US20150152461 Genetically Encoded Initiator For Polymer Growth From Proteins  
This invention pertains to methods for producing homogeneous recombinant proteins that contain polymer initiators at defined sites. The unnatural amino acid, 4-(2′-bromoisobutyramido)phenylalanine...
US20150142225 Railroad Interlocking System with Distributed Control  
A system includes a transceiver for receiving one or more communications from a communication device in a railway vehicle; a microcontroller that is configured for communication with the...
US20150137178 METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR-METAL (MSM) HETEROJUNCTION DIODE  
In one aspect, a diode comprises: a semiconductor layer having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the semiconductor layer having a thickness between the first side and the...
9029149 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...
US20150126923 TIP-LOADED MICRONEEDLE ARRAYS FOR TRANSDERMAL INSERTION  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array that has one or more bioactive component. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of...
US20150124054 YIELD MEASUREMENT AND BASE CUTTER HEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR A HARVESTER  
A system is provided that can include a 3D sensor. The 3D sensor can be configured to detect an area of an elevator on a harvester. The 3D sensor can further be configured to transmit a first...
9023998 Near infrared fluorogen and fluorescent activating proteins for in vivo imaging and live-cell biosensing  
Tissue slices and whole organisms offer substantial challenges to fluorescence imaging. Autofluorescence and absorption via intrinsic chromophores, such as flavins, melanin, and hemoglobins,...
US20150118526 A WATER-ACTIVATED, INGESTIBLE BATTERY  
In one aspect, a water-activated, ingestible battery, comprises a cathode comprising a metal oxide with a decreased amount of toxicity, relative to an amount of toxicity of other metal oxides; an...
US20150114226 HIGH PERFORMANCE HYDROPHOBIC SOLVENT, CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE  
Methods and compositions useful, for example, for physical solvent carbon capture. A method comprising: contacting at least one first composition comprising carbon dioxide with at least one second...
9020660 Efficient intersection autonomous driving protocol  
A system and method for efficiently and continuously allowing vehicles to travel through an intersection. The method includes broadcasting a synchronization signal to all vehicles that will be...
9017260 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...
US20150109410 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...
9014857 Methods and computer-program products for generating grasp patterns for use by a robot  
Methods and computer program products for generating robot grasp patterns are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for generating robot grasp patterns includes generating a plurality of approach...
9014850 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...
9011318 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...
9005114 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...
US20150100376 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING NEUROSCIENCE TO PREDICT CONSUMER PREFERENCE  
A system and method provides techniques and analysis tools for measuring how individuals perceive and respond to valences and more subtle “micro-valences” present in stimuli. The invention...
US20150093821 BIODEGRADABLE POLYURETHANES AND USE THEREOF  
A biodegradable and biocompatible polyurethane composition synthesized by reacting isocyanate groups of at least one multifunctional isocyanate compound with at least one bioactive agent having at...
US20150088222 INGESTIBLE, ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR STIMULATING TISSUES IN A GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT OF AN ORGANISM  
In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises one or more electrodes comprising a biocompatible conducting material and a biocompatible insulating material; a generator connected to...
US20150087795 LIGANDS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HIGHLY ACTIVE CATALYST COMPLEXES  
A series of ligands with site specific electron donating substituents that form a catalyst complex with a transition metal and are suitable for catalysis of atom transfer radical reactions,...
US20150077417 Methods and Software for Volume-Centric Shape Abstraction and Simplification of a 3D Digital Model  
Methods of generating one or more abstractions of a three-dimensional (3D) input model by performing volumetric manipulations on one or more volumetric abstractions of the 3D input model. In some...
8983011 Cross technology interference cancellation  
In one aspect, a method for mitigating an effect of an interfering radio signal at a multiple antenna receiver includes forming an estimate of a relationship of the interfering signal among...
US20150066156 ROBUST SWING LEG CONTROLLER UNDER LARGE DISTURBANCES  
Local swing leg control was developed that takes advantage of segment interactions to achieve robust leg placement under large disturbances while generating trajectories and joint torque patterns...
8972159 Methods and systems for coordinating vehicular traffic using in-vehicle virtual traffic control signals enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communications  
Systems, methods, software, and apparatuses for coordinating traffic proximate to a potential conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can...
8969498 Compositions and method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl-aryl monomers  
The invention generally relates to a method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aryl monomers, a process for increasing number average molecular weight of a polystyrene, and to an inhibitor...
8962764 Preparation of functional star macromolecules  
A process for constructing multi-arm star macromolecules with uniform properties, high molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution using free radical polymerization is described.
US20150045699 MUSCULOSKELETAL ACTIVITY RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A muscle activity and skeletal monitoring system and method are disclosed. A network of at least two distributed inertial sensor nodes are configured to communicate with each other over a first...
8952213 Neuronal activation in a transgenic model  
The disclosed invention provides compositions and methods for the identification of cells that are functionally activated after stimulation or during an activity while maintaining the viability of...
8948572 Systems and methods for generating a composite video based on a plurality of video streams using a frame schedular  
A system for video compositing is comprised of a storage device for storing a composite timeline file. A timeline manager reads rendering instructions and compositing instructions from the stored...
8948285 Tentpoles scheme to achieve reliable V2V communications  
A communications system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits a signal with normal data symbols and at least one dual-use data symbol, where the dual-use data symbol...
8945970 Assembling and applying nano-electro-mechanical systems  
A method of constructing devices using semiconductor manufacturing processes includes fabricating a device having a movable portion and a fixed portion. The movable portion is connected to the...
8945096 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...
US20150025696 Distributed Methods and Software For Balancing Supply and Demand In An Electric Power Network  
Methods and software for managing electric power networks in a distributed manner. A supply and demand balancing scheme is used across a network of agents to facilitate agreement on the optimal...
US20150023775 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...
US20150010919 Polysiloxane Substrates with Highly-Tunable Elastic Modulus  
A highly tunable bioscaffold is provided, as well as a method of manufacture of the bioscaffold and methods of use of the bioscaffold, for example for drug testing, cell propagation and for...
8930800 Method and apparatus of triple-decoding for IEEE 802.11p physical layer mechanism  
A method for receiving and storing a packet of symbols. The method decodes the packet of symbols using a first decoding algorithm, and if the first decoding algorithm fails to correctly decode the...
US20150005452 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...
8919710 Apparatus for positioning a device  
An apparatus for positioning a device. The apparatus includes a coupling member, a first arm, a second arm, and a sloped support member. The coupling member defines a first opening and a second...
US20140372859 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL INFORMATION MODELING FOR CODES AND STANDARDS COMPLIANCE  
This invention describes methods and systems to efficiently map and extract information from digital representations of buildings for use for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to...
US20140371940 Autonomous Methods, Systems, and Software For Self-Adjusting Generation, Demand, and/or Line Flows/Reactances to Ensure Feasible AC Power Flow  
Autonomous, self-adjusting, and distributed line flow processing for a network having nodes with branches coupling adjacent ones of the nodes and components coupled to the nodes. Systems, methods,...
US20140369802 METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR MICROMANIPULATION WITH ADHESIVE FIBRILLAR STRUCTURES  
The present invention are methods for fabrication of micro- and/or nano-scale adhesive fibers and their use for movement and manipulation of objects.
US20140368358 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...
8911789 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...
US20140365180 OPTIMAL SELECTION OF BUILDING COMPONENTS USING SEQUENTIAL DESIGN VIA STATISTICAL BASED SURROGATE MODELS  
A surrogate model to a building simulation model is built and used for finding a combination of building components that optimize energy use in a building. The surrogate model may be built...
8910225 System and method for capturing, editing, searching, and delivering multi-media content with local and global time  
Various acquisition streams are delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, to a server. Those streams having local time indicia are synchronized with the global timeline and the various...
US20140354451 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...