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US20130244891 TARGETED PROBES OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY  
Biosensor comprising an activatable acceptor fluorogen linked via a linker to a donor which transfers energy to the fluorogen on detecting an analyte wherein the fluorogen component reacts and a...
8533132 Systems and methods for implementing a machine-learning agent to retrieve information in response to a message  
Mixed-initiative message-augmenting agent systems and methods that provide users with tools that allow them to respond to messages, such as email messages, containing requests for information or...
8531288 System and method for collaborative resource tracking  
A system and method for locating, tracking, and monitoring resource in large-scale facilities is disclosed herein. The system is based on a sensor network and is efficient, scalable, and requires...
8529961 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...
8529960 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...
8529959 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...
8529958 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...
8529956 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...
8529897 Inflammation-regulating compositions and methods  
The various embodiments provide a composition that provides local control over inflammation. The composition localizes the activities of the cytokine-neutralizing antibodies to the site of...
US20130228663 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...
US20130228253 HIGH TOUGHNESS SECONDARY HARDENING STEEL  
A secondary hardening steel alloy substantially lacking Cobalt is disclosed. In spite of the substantial lack of Cobalt, a steel alloy of the present disclosure has a low Stage II crack growth, and...
8524092 Dry adhesives and methods for making dry adhesives  
A dry adhesive and a method of forming a dry adhesive. The method includes forming an opening through an etch layer and to a barrier layer, expanding the opening in the etch layer at the barrier...
US20130224848 Device and Method for Detection and Quantification of Immunological Proteins, Pathogenic and Microbial Agents and Cells  
The present invention provides a method and device for detecting and quantifying the concentration of magnetic-responsive micro-beads dispersed in a liquid sample. Also provided is a method and...
8516029 Methods and apparatuses for solving graph Laplacians  
Methods and apparatuses for solving a system on a symmetric diagonally dominant matrix. The method includes constructing an equivalent symmetric diagonally dominant linear system Ax=b from the...
8509517 Method and system for systematic defect identification  
A method and apparatus for identifying suspect layout features from a plurality of layout features of an integrated circuit (IC) layout. A plurality of snippet images is generated, each of which...
8501117 Apparatuses, systems, and methods utilizing capillary action  
Apparatuses, systems, and methods utilizing capillary action and to control the movement or placement of liquids or other materials in micro-devices and nano-devices. In some embodiments, the...
US20130197468 Device for Intramyocardial Delivery  
Methods and apparatuses for delivery of biologically active material and/or sensors to a target organ or system. The apparatuses allow for specific, controlled delivery of the biologically active...
US20130189370 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...
US20130188463 Bi-Directional Pattern Dependent Noise Prediction  
A method performed by a disk drive, comprising: receiving a plurality of signal samples over a channel in the disk drive; executing a forward pattern-dependent noise prediction (PDNP) operation on...
US20130185657 Media Annotation Visualization Tools and Techniques, and an Aggregate-Behavior Visualization System Utilizing Such Tools and Techniques  
Methods of facilitating the discovery of relationships between/among participants within systems for annotating visual media objects to create new associations, communities, and other...
US20130184870 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...
US20130184860 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 grasp...
US20130183481 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...
8487991 Clear path detection using a vanishing point  
A method for estimating a vanishing point in a roadway using a current image generated by a camera on a vehicle includes defining an exemplary vanishing point for each of a plurality of sample...
US20130177924 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 blocking...
8480588 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 position...
8478642 System, method and device for predicting navigational decision-making behavior  
A system method and device for predicting navigational decision-making behavior is provided. The location of a device is used to generate the current location of the device, and a history of past...
8471304 Method, apparatus, and system for micromechanical gas chemical sensing capacitor  
A method for fabrication of capacitive environment sensors is provided in which the sensor elements are integrated in a CMOS structure with electronics through the use of complementary metal oxide...
US20130158203 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...
US20130154010 Integrated Circuit Device, System, and Method of Fabrication  
A semiconductor device, comprising a first semiconductor portion having a first end, a second end, and a slit portion, wherein the width of the slit portion is less than the width of at least one...
8463610 Hardware-implemented scalable modular engine for low-power speech recognition  
The present invention relates to a low-power speech recognition system. In one embodiment, the speech recognition system is implemented in hardware and includes a backend search engine that...
8461963 Access authorization method and apparatus for a wireless sensor network  
An access authorization method and apparatus for a wireless sensor network comprises at least a base station and a wireless sensor network formed by a plurality of sensor nodes. After having...
8459138 System for releasably attaching a disposable device to a durable device  
A system for releasably attaching a steerable disposable multi-linked device to a durable device may include a disposable portion and a durable portion. The disposable portion may include a...
8449866 Cellular labeling for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
This disclosure provides, in part, fluorocarbon imaging reagents and formulations for the ex vivo labeling of cells. Labeled cells may be detected in vivo or ex vivo by a nuclear magnetic resonance...
8449730 Buffer layers for L10 thin film perpendicular media  
A process of fabricating a perpendicular magnetic recording medium. In one embodiment, the process may comprise forming a metallic buffer layer with a (002) texture on an underlayer using a...
US20130131482 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...
US20130126443 CARBON SUPPORTED TETRAAMIDO MACROCYCLIC LIGAND CATALYTIC ACTIVATORS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME  
Embodiments of the invention provide a tetraamido macrocyclic ligand catalytic activator bound to a carbon containing support. When combined with an oxidant, such as a peroxy compound, the carbon...
8445610 Controlled radical polymerization processes  
A transition metal mediated chain transfer agent controlled polymerization process is described. The process combines the advantages of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and reversible...
8445192 Device and method for detection and identification of immunological proteins, pathogenic and microbial agents and cells  
The present invention provides a method and device for detecting and quantifying the concentration of magnetic-responsive micro-beads dispersed in a liquid sample. Also provided is a method and...
8444096 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...
8443692 Multi-linked device having a reinforcing member  
A steerable multi-linked device may include a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. At least one of the first multi-linked mechanism and the second multi-linked...
US20130124561 Planning-Based Automated Fusing of Data From Multiple Heterogeneous Sources  
Methods and software for automatedly answering dynamic queries requiring fusing of data from various ones of multiple available heterogeneous data sources. The data sources are characterized and...
US20130124164 STOCHASTIC COMPUTATIONAL MODEL PARAMETER SYNTHESIS SYSTEM  
A stochastic computational model parameter synthesis system comprising at least one processor capable of executing processor executable code, and a non-transitory computer memory operably coupled...
US20130116915 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...
8437409 System and method for capturing, editing, searching, and delivering multi-media content  
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...
8426153 Linked peptides 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 blocking...
8423483 User-controllable learning of policies  
Various embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method for updating a policy that is enforced by a computer program. In one embodiment, a computer communicates, to a user, data regarding...
US20130090516 Local Anesthesia By Magnet-Directed Concentration of Nanoparticle Conjugated Anesthetic  
Methods and formulations for induction of local anesthetic effects employing magnetic nanoparticles conjugated to anesthetic molecules. Magnetic nanoparticle-local anesthetic conjugates may be...
US20130089260 Systems, Methods, and Software Implementing Affine-Invariant Feature Detection Implementing Iterative Searching of an Affine Space  
Feature-matching methods for attempting to match visual features in one image with visual features in another image. Feature-matching methods disclosed progressively sample the affine spaces of the...
8410562 Methods, apparatuses, and systems for micromechanical gas chemical sensing capacitor  
A capacitive chemical sensor, along with methods of making and using the sensor are provided. The sensors described herein eliminate undesirable capacitance by etching away the substrate underneath...