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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....
US20160026932 Intelligent System with Integrated Representation Learning and Skill Learning  
A computer-implemented method includes, in one aspect, obtaining data specifying one or more expressions for a problem to be solved and an action that changes a state of the problem when applied...
9246549 Dielectric resonator driven near field transducer  
An optical device includes a near field transducer; and a dielectric resonant structure coupled to the near field transducer; wherein the dielectric resonant structure comprises a dielectric...
9243274 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...
9241651 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...
US20160016312 A Supervised Autonomous Robotic System for Complex Surface Inspection and Processing  
The invention disclosed herein describes a supervised autonomy system designed to precisely model, inspect and process the surfaces of complex three-dimensional objects. The current application...
US20160015516 EXPANDABLE IMPLANTABLE CONDUIT  
An expandable valved conduit for pediatric right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction is disclosed. The valved conduit may provide long-term patency and resistance to thrombosis and...
US20160012296 System and Method For Processing A Video Stream To Extract Highlights  
With the widespread availability of video cameras, we are facing an ever-growing enormous collection of unedited and unstructured video data. Due to lack of an automatic way to generate highlights...
US20160008430 Method to Increase Bioavailability of the Delta-Opioid Receptor for Management of Pain and Neuropsychiatric Disorders  
Described herein is a method to induce surface trafficking of the delta-Opioid Receptor (DOR) and its applications, including, leveraging the antinociceptive potential of DOR agonists to treaty...
US20160004261 Fluid-Pressure Regulation Systems and Software  
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...
9230180 Eyes-off-the-road classification with glasses classifier  
A method for determining an Eyes-Off-The-Road (EOTR) condition exists includes capturing image data corresponding to a driver from a monocular camera device. A detection of whether the driver is...
US20150381685 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...
US20150376595 Method for Engineering Three-Dimensional Synthetic Vascular Networks Through Mechanical Micromachining and Mutable Polymer Micromolding  
The present invention relates generally to a method that is used to create three-dimensional synthetic vascular networks. Micromachining and molding techniques are used to create a template in a...
US20150376465 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,...
9221863 Transiently bonding drag-tags for separation modalities  
The invention relates transiently attaching drag-tags to molecules during electrophoresis. The invention includes running buffers having drag-tags that transiently attach to lipophilic moieties...
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...