Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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9443128 Segmenting biological structures from microscopy images  
A method performed by one or more processors, includes: receiving an image to be segmented into one or more representations of one or more biological structures; accessing data representing a set...
9439438 Methods and compositions for reducing Shiga toxin induced toxicity in mammals  
Manganese compositions effective in reducing Shiga toxin-induced toxicity in mammals infected with Shiga toxin-producing bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7 are described. Manganese compositions...
US20160257857 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,...
US20160256131 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...
US20160253437 Verified Runtime Validation of Verified Cyber-Physical System Models  
A method for ensuring that verification results about models apply to cyber-physical systems (CPS) implementations is presented. The invention provides correctness guarantees for CPS executions at...
US20160251467 SITE SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED INITIATOR FOR GROWTH OF POLYMERS FROM PROTEINS  
The present invention is directed towards a protein-polymer composition having a protein with a site-specifically incorporated unnatural amino acid initiator and a covalently attached polymer.
9429960 Integrated information framework for automated performance analysis of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems  
A computer-implemented method includes, in one aspect, retrieving HVAC system information; converting the retrieved HVAC system information from one or more first data formats to a second data...
US20160244741 POLYMER ENGINEERED REGENERATING BIOSCAVENGERS  
Embodiments of the invention provide at least one polymer covalently conjugated to an esterase. The at least one polymer includes a plurality of oxime functional groups.
US20160237535 High Toughness Secondary Hardening Steels With Nickel as a Primary Strength and Toughening Agent  
Steel alloys having high yield and ultimate tensile strengths in combination with high toughness based on medium carbon secondary hardening steel compositions having low cobalt content. Nickel is...
US20160234931 High-Density Soft-Matter Electronics  
The disclosure describes a soft-matter electronic device having micron-scale features, and methods to fabricate the electronic device. In some embodiments, the device comprises an elastomer mold...
9413571 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...
9410020 Processable self-organizing nanoparticle  
A method of forming a composition includes adding together a plurality of particle brush systems wherein each of the particle brush systems includes a particle and a polymer brush including a...
9408571 Apparatus and method for implantation of devices into soft tissue  
Apparatus and method for surgeon-assisted rapid surgical implantation of devices into soft tissue. The apparatus comprises several subsystems that enable the referencing of the spatial position...
US20160224852 VEHICLE OPERATOR MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method for monitoring a vehicle operator can be executed by a controller and includes the following steps: (a) receiving image data of a vehicle operator's head; (b) tracking facial feature...
9405982 Driver gaze detection system  
A method for detecting an eyes-off-the-road condition based on an estimated gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle includes monitoring facial feature points of the driver within image input data...
US20160218728 Dual-Side Spin Transfer Spin Torque Oscillator  
An oscillation mechanism comprises a first spin-polarization layer having a first magnetic moment; a second spin-polarization layer having a second magnetic moment, wherein an orientation of the...
US20160202289 Nanofiber Grid and Related Methods  
Methods and systems are provided for measuring single and multi-cell inside-out and/or outside-in forces on a nanofiber grid. Single and multi-cells are deposited on, or migrate onto the nanofiber...
US20160200840 AQUEOUS ATRP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ACTIVATOR REGENERATOR  
A process for polymerizing radically (co)polymerizable monomers at a temperature between −10° C. and 110° C. in an aqueous system comprising one or more radically (co)polymerizable monomer(s) is...
US20160199201 MICROMINIATURE CHAINMAIL INTERFACE BETWEEN SKIN AND A TRANSCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
The disclosure describes a direct skeletal attachment (DSA) device including a micro-miniature chainmail skin-to-DSA interface. The interface comprises various porous architectures for skin...
9386911 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...
US20160196433 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...
US20160189007 GRAIN QUALITY MONITORING  
A method and non-transitory computer-readable medium capture an image of bulk grain and apply a feature extractor to the image to determine a feature of the bulk grain in the image. For each of a...
US20160184499 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...
US20160183463 CONTROL ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POSITION OF A TRANSFER DEVICE OF A HARVESTING MACHINE  
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...
9375839 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...
US20160182045 RELIABILITY OF PHYSICAL UNCLONABLE FUNCTION CIRCUITS  
Techniques and circuits are disclosed for obtaining a physical unclonable function (PUF) circuit that is configured to provide, during a first operational mode, an output signal that is dependent...
US20160174816 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...
9370342 Multi-linked endoscopic device with spherical distal assembly  
A device for performing a procedure may include an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and an adapted link having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end may include a...
US20160167312 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF EMBEDDED MATERIALS  
In one aspect, a method includes providing support material within which the structure is fabricated, depositing, into the support material, structure material to form the fabricated structure,...
US20160167223 EXTENDABLE ARTICULATED PROBE DEVICE  
An articulate probe device includes a first mechanism, a second mechanism, and an overtube mechanism. The first mechanism includes a proximal link which is movable coupled to a first intermediate...
9364503 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...
US20160162807 Emotion Recognition System and Method for Modulating the Behavior of Intelligent Systems  
The disclosure describes an audio-based emotion recognition system that is able to classify emotions in real-time. The emotion recognition system, according to some embodiments, adjusts the...
US20160160165 METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE  
This invention provides an apparatus and method for culturing cells to probe the influence that the properties of a surface onto which the cells are bonded has on the properties of the cell.
9361695 Method of recognizing a position of a workpiece from a photographed image  
In a preparation process, one workpiece W is photographed from a plurality of angles, the photographed image is segmented into patches to obtain a plurality of sample patch images, the sample...
9359653 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,...
US20160136407 MICRONEEDLE ARRAYS FOR CANCER THERAPY APPLICATIONS  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array having one or more chemotherapeutic agents. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of...
9340708 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,...
US20160128636 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...
9336439 System and method for the long range acquisition of iris images from stationary and mobile subjects  
Described is a system which is capable of capturing images of the iris up to distances of 11 meters with a resolution of 150-200 pixels across the diameter. The system incorporates velocity...
9335909 Drawing assist device, drawing assist program, and drawing assist method  
Provided is a drawing assist device and the like which assists a drawing operation while improving efficiency thereof. According to the drawing assist device of the present invention, whether or...
9334496 Antisense EGFRAS guanidinium peptide nucleic acid (GPNA) oligonucleotides as antitumor agents  
A class of antisense agents having a distributed guanidinium peptide nucleic acids (GPNA) backbone which has excellent uptake into mammalian cells, can bind to the target DNA or RNA in a highly...
US20160125928 BITCELL WTH MAGNETIC SWITCHING ELEMENTS  
A method includes receiving a data bit value at a buffer in a bitcell based on a first state of a write bitline connected to the buffer, and transferring the data bit value from the buffer to a...
US20160125288 Physically Unclonable Functions Using Neuromorphic Networks  
The disclosure describes the use of a neural network circuit, such as an oscillatory neural network or cellular neural network, to serve as a physically unclonable function on an integrated...
US20160125272 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...
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,...