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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...
9076476 Thin film media structure for perpendicular magnetic recording and storage devices made therewith  
Iron-platinum (FePt) based magnetic recording media structures that provide small grain size and isolated-grain configurations suitable for high-density magnetic recording. In one of the...
9069256 Method of optical fabrication of three-dimensional polymeric structures with out of plane profile control  
A method of optical fabrication comprises coating a substrate with a photocuring material, controlling the application of light to the photocuring material so as to control the intensity and...
US20150174759 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...
9063796 Method and apparatus for improving processing performance of a multi-core processor  
Managing task execution in a multi-core processor may be achieved by employing a spinlock and a multi-processor priority ceiling protocol. The spinlock may be employed to effect a dynamically...
9062121 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...
US20150165110 Cannula Tip for an Arterial Cannula  
A novel arterial cannula tip includes an elongated body having an expanded four-lobe swirl inducer and a diverging diffuser. The swirl inducer presents micro-scale blood-wetting features that help...
US20150165093 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...
US20150164491 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...
US20150163720 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...
US20150162520 MICROELECTRONIC STRUCTURES WITH SUSPENDED LITHIUM-BASED THIN FILMS  
In one aspect, a microelectronic device comprises: a suspended lithium-based thin film; and one or more electrodes disposed on the suspended lithium-based thin film, wherein the one or more...
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...