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US20120301370 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...
8321823 System and method for designing architecture for specified permutation and datapath circuits for permutation  
Computer-implemented systems and methods that provide an efficient technique for performing a large class of permutations on data vectors of length 2n, n>1, implemented with streaming width 2k...
8318820 Degradable polyurethane foams  
A method of synthesizing of a biocompatible and biodegradable polyurethane foam includes the steps of: mixing at least one biocompatible polyol, water, at least one stabilizer, and at least one...
8317777 Steerable multi-linked device having multiple working ports  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second...
8316288 High efficiency, high performance system for writing data from applications to a safe file system  
Systems and methods for increasing the efficiency of data storage processes for high performance, high core number computing systems. In one embodiment, the systems of the present invention perform...
US20120290230 Methods and Apparatuses for Monitoring Energy Consumption and Related Operations  
Apparatus and method including acquiring a signal indicative of power consumption; detecting a transient in the signal; extracting a feature indicative of the transient, wherein extracting the...
US20120288536 Stabilized Stat3 Decoy Oligonucleotides And Uses Therefor  
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...
US20120288140 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A VIDEO ANALYSIS METHOD BASED ON AVAILABLE VIDEO REPRESENTATION FEATURES  
A method is performed for selecting a video analysis method based on available video representation features. The method includes: determining a plurality of available video representation features...
US20120282211 ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATES FOR MODULATORS OF ANGIOGENESIS  
We provide methods and compositions for the treatment of dysregulation of blood vessel growth by regulation of neovascularization. Embodiments accomplish this by restricting the diffusion and...
US20120281512 BINARY ANISOTROPY MEDIA  
A method of writing binary data comprising (i) heating a magnetic microstructure from an initial temperature to an above-ambient temperature that is not less than a transition temperature for the...
8306396 Hardware-based, client-side, video compositing system  
A system for video compositing is comprised of a storage device for storing a composite timeline file. A timeline manager reads rendering instructions and compositing instructions from the stored...
8293530 Method and apparatus for manufacturing plasma based plastics and bioplastics produced therefrom  
A method of making a bioplastic, and a bioplastic produced thereby, by using human plasma in which human plasma is clotted, either dried through its gel phase or dried and powdered, and processed...
US20120264065 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...
8290761 Method and apparatus for rapidly modeling and simulating intra-die statistical variations in integrated circuits using compressed parameter models  
A method and system for rapidly modeling and simulating intra-die variations in an integrated circuit are disclosed. In one embodiment, each logic gate in an integrated circuit has a characteristic...
8289659 Systems and methods for magnetic head element translation  
Systems and methods for controlling the position of a magnetic head element and/or the magnetic head element to media spacing in a data storage device. At least one microactuator is embedded in a...
8288508 Universal grignard metathesis polymerization  
Universal Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) reactions which provide access to conjugated polymers by GRIM methods. A method comprising: providing an unsaturated ring compound comprising at least two...
US20120254444 DYNAMIC CAPACITY MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE PARALLEL-CONNECTED COMPUTING RESOURCES  
A dynamic capacity management policy for multi-paralleled computing resources (e.g., application servers, virtual application servers, etc.) that includes one or more of a state-change component, a...
US20120247257 STEERABLE MULTI-LINKED DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE WORKING PORTS  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second...
8273823 Atom transfer radical polymerization in microemulsion and true emulsion polymerization processes  
The invention is directed to a microemulsion polymerization comprising adding a polymerization catalyst precursor, such as a transition metal complex in the higher of two accessible oxidation...
US20120237730 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...
8268630 Differential preconcentrator-based chemical sensor stabilization  
Sensor devices and sensing methods are provided. A sensor device is provided two flow channels, each comprising a sensor, and analyte flow is alternated between the two channels such that the...
8263043 Cellular labeling and quantification for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
The disclosure provides, in part, a method for quantifying cell numbers in vivo. The disclosure comprises a method of quantifying labeled cells by nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and a...
8259286 Lithography and associated methods, devices, and systems  
An apparatus for forming an energy pattern on a target, comprising a projector including a first row of spaced-apart energy outlets arranged in a first pattern, a second row of spaced apart energy...
8259101 Sketch-based design system, apparatus, and method for the construction and modification of three-dimensional geometry  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for sketch-based design, construction, and modification of three-dimensional geometry, including a computer drawing system, comprising a two dimensional input...
8252880 Atom transfer dispersion polymerization  
The present disclosure describes a two-step batch dispersion polymerization process for the preparation of substantially uniformed-sized functional (co)polymer particles. The first step of the...
US20120213986 PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE IN CARBON STRUCTURES  
The present disclosure describes a carbon electrode having a high specific capacitance and method for forming an electrode. The electrode includes a graphitic carbon material having porous...
8246541 Real-time microdialysis system  
Microdialysis systems and methods that enable self-diagnostic functions for microdialysis, including continuous monitoring of diffusion, convection, and osmosis, as well as providing intelligent...
8243397 Micromachined electrothermal rotary actuator  
The present disclosure is directed to a micromachined rotary actuator constructed of a central portion and an outer portion at least partially surrounding the central portion and separated from the...
8235368 Fine positioner module  
A fine positioner module is used to perform fine positioning of a device that is pressing against a work surface. In some embodiments, the fine positioner module includes a contact member for...
US20120198514 Methods and Apparatuses for User-Verifiable Trusted Path in the Presence of Malware  
An apparatus and method for establishing a trusted path between a user interface and a trusted executable, wherein the trusted path includes a hypervisor and a driver shim. The method includes...
8227610 Compositions and methods for producing cellular labels for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
The disclosure provides, in part, compositions of perfluoro polyether compounds and associated methods for producing cellular labels for tracking cells by MRI and methods for labeling, detecting...
8227566 Polythiophenes, block copolymers made therefrom, and methods of forming the same  
The present invention relates to polythiophenes, particularly regioregular head-to-tail poly(3-alkylthiophenes) (HT-PATs), block copolymers made therefrom, and their methods of formation. The...
US20120183238 Rapid 3D Face Reconstruction From a 2D Image and Methods Using Such Rapid 3D Face Reconstruction  
Creating a 3D face reconstruction model using a single 2D image and a generic facial depth map that provides depth information. In one example, the generic facial depth map is selected based on...
US20120180591 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...
US20120177694 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...
US20120173473 Validating Legitimacy of a Social Security Number or Other Identifier  
Methods and systems for predicting statistically probable systematically assigned identifiers are disclosed, as are methods and systems for determining the likelihood that a systematically assigned...
US20120170830 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...
8211557 Binary anisotropy media  
A magnetic microstructure comprising (i) a magnetic storage layer having a magnetic easy axis perpendicular to a film plane of the storage magnetic layer; (ii) a magnetic assist layer having a...
8206631 Methods of making dry adhesives  
Dry adhesives and methods of making 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...
8206537 Method for forming a conducting multi-polymer nanostructure  
A method for forming a conducting multi-polymer nanostructure. The method includes forming a first conducting polymer nanostructure on a first electrode of a template, forming a second conducting...
8198655 Regular pattern arrays for memory and logic on a semiconductor substrate  
An integrated circuit comprising both memory and logic wherein at least one layer of the integrated circuit is fabricated using a common grating pattern for both memory and logic is described. In...
US20120141959 CROWD-SOURCING THE PERFORMANCE OF TASKS THROUGH ONLINE EDUCATION  
A method and system of crowd-sourcing the performance of tasks through online education. In some embodiments, a method accesses content in a first language and identifies multiple segments within...
8192922 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...
8192422 Steerable multi linked device having multiple working ports  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second...
US20120130255 MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DIAGNOSING PRESSURE ULCERS  
Medical device or instrument for diagnosing pressure ulcers using optical reflectance spectroscopy. The device may comprise a tip and a controller. The tip is pressed against the skin of the...
US20120118096 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...
8179241 Vehicle-use visual field assistance system in which information dispatch apparatus transmits images of blind spots to vehicles  
A camera of a ground-based information dispatch apparatus captures a blind-spot image, showing a region that is a blind spot with respect to a vehicle driver. A vehicle-mounted camera captures a...
8176786 Methods, apparatuses, and systems for damage detection  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for damage detection and for other detection of the state of a structure or material. Such damage detection and detection of the state of a structure may be...
US20120112325 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...
US20120106857 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 o...