Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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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....
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...