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US20140025316 Temperature Compensation in Wave-Based Damage Detection Systems  
A method performed by a processing device, the method comprising: obtaining first waveform data indicative of traversal of a first signal through a structure at a first time; applying a scale...
US20140010988 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...
8627414 Methods and apparatuses for user-verifiable execution of security-sensitive code  
A computer including a processor and a verification device. The processor in the computer performs the steps of authenticating a secure connection between a hypervisor and the verification device,...
8623596 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...
US20140004291 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...
US20130344129 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...
US20130339539 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...
8611585 Clear path detection using patch approach  
A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle utilizing an image generated by a camera device located upon the vehicle includes monitoring the image, and generating a plurality of...
US20130327636 Pattern Transfer With Self-assembled Nanoparticle Assemblies  
In one aspect, a method comprises: providing a substrate having at least one layer in which the patterned dot array is to be fabricated; depositing a nanoparticle layer, wherein the nanoparticle...
US20130319159 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...
US20130316696 Energy Efficient and Accuracy Aware Mobile Services  
Systems and methods that can reduce energy resources required by sensors in mobile devices and thereby mitigate premature battery depletion are disclosed. Mobile devices can be assigned groups by...
8593487 Drawing support device, drawing support program, and drawing support method  
The present invention provides a device capable of supporting drawing work while improving the continuity of the drawing work. According to a drawing support device, components corresponding to...
US20130312103 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...
US20130310569 TRIAZOLIDE BASED IONIC LIQUIDS  
A method of synthesizing an ionic liquid, includes reacting a 1,2,3-triazole including at least one of a 4-substituent or a 5-substituent with a hydroxide compound having the formula R+OH− in a...
US20130306479 Methods, Apparatus and Systems for Concentration, Separation and Removal of Particles at/from the Surface of Drops  
Methods are provided for concentrating particles on the surface of a drop or bubble in a continuous phase, for separating different types of particles, and for removing particles from the surface...
8589709 Systems and methods for managing power consumption and performance of a processor  
Processor-management techniques that purposely alternate a processor between an operating state and a non-operating state while the processor is executing the workload. The techniques leverage the...
US20130304279 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...
US20130303847 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MAGNETICALLY ACTUATE A CAPSULE ENDOSCOPIC ROBOT FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT  
Present invention describes a swallowable device with a soft, compliant exterior, whose shape can be changed through the use of magnetic fields, and which can be locomoted in a rolling motion...
8584099 Apparatuses and methods for producing runtime architectures of computer program modules  
Apparatuses and methods for producing run-time architectures of computer program modules. One embodiment includes creating an abstract graph from the computer program module and from containment...
8578483 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized modification of an operating system  
Systems and methods are provided for preventing unauthorized modification of an operating system. The system includes an operating system comprised of kernel code for controlling access to...
US20130288378 Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (2DEG)-Based Chemical Sensors  
Sensors for sensing/measuring one or more analytes in a chemical environment. Each sensor is based on a semiconductor structure having an interfacial region containing a two-dimensional electron...
US20130279561 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME REVERSAL DATA COMMUNICATIONS ON PIPES USING GUIDED ELASTIC WAVES  
Embedded piezoelectric sensors in large civil structures for structural health monitoring applications require data communication capabilities to effectively transmit information regarding the...
8566699 Intent-based information processing and updates  
In various embodiments, a method for processing a user request is provided. The method may include receiving input data from a user including at least natural language associated with a user...
US20130269466 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...
8559537 Spectral-temporal averaging for IEEE 802.11p dynamic channel equalization  
A system and method for providing dynamic channel equalization in V2V and V2I communications systems. The method includes separating the channel bandwidth of a message into a plurality of...
8555353 Methods and apparatuses for controlling access to computer systems and for annotating media files  
Methods and apparatuses for controlling access to computer systems and for annotating media files. One embodiment includes a method including generating a challenge to a user, wherein the...
8548238 Method for partitioning combinatorial graphs  
A method of partitioning a weighted combinatorial graph representative of a dataset consists of the steps of generating a generalized Laplacian matrix corresponding to the combinatorial graph,...
US20130247537 STEERABLE MULTI-LINKED DEVICE HAVING A MODULAR LINK ASSEMBLY  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. At least one of the first and second multi-linked mechanisms is steerable...
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,...
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...
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...