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9159229 Smart and scalable urban signal networks: methods and systems for adaptive traffic signal control  
Scalable urban traffic control system has been developed to address current challenges and offers a new approach to real-time, adaptive control of traffic signal networks. The methods and system...
US20150283698 Series Elastic Actuators for Robots and Robotic Devices  
An example actuator is provided to be used in robots and robotic devices. The actuator includes: a first plate, a second plate, and an elastic element disposed between the first plate and the...
9153689 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...
US20150275206 POLYMER CONJUGATES FOR DELIVERY OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE AGENTS  
A delivery system for delivering oligonucleotides includes a conjugate includes a complexing agent including an oligonucleotide, a peptide nucleic acid or chimera thereof and a polymer covalently...
9141871 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...
US20150257845 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STRUCTURE-FUNCTION FUSION FOR SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS  
A method for fusing information related to structural features and characteristics of a biological sample. The resulting fused image may be imported into a surgical navigation technology...
9135405 Automated exploit generation  
A system and method for automatically generating exploits, such as exploits for target code, is described. In some implementations, the system received binary code and/or source code of a software...
US20150255588 HOT-ELECTRON TRANSISTOR HAVING METAL TERMINALS  
In one aspect, a transistor comprises a metal emitter, a first semiconductor barrier, a metal base, a second semiconductor barrier, and a metal collector. The first semiconductor barrier separates...
US20150254594 System for Interactively Visualizing and Evaluating User Behavior and Output  
The present invention discloses CrowdScape, a system that supports the human evaluation of complex crowd work through interactive visualization and mixed initiative machine learning. The system...
US20150252322 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...
9120953 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,...
US20150243285 METHODS FOR HYBRID GPU/CPU DATA PROCESSING  
The present invention describes methods for performing large-scale graph traversal calculations on parallel processor platforms. The invention describes methods for on-the-fly hypothesis rescoring...
US20150242009 Using Capacitive Images for Touch Type Classification  
An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface, for example a touch pad or touch screen. The user physically interacts with the touch-sensitive surface, producing touch events. The...
US20150239132 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...
9117821 Oriented crystal nanowire interconnects  
Interconnects for semiconductors formed of materials that exhibit crystallographic anisotropy of the resistivity size effect such that line resistivity in one crystallographic orientation becomes...
9104189 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...
US20150219572 PROCESS MAPPING OF COOLING RATES AND THERMAL GRADIENTS  
A method performed by one or more processing devices includes conducting a plurality of tests of a manufacturing process. Each test is conducted at a different combination of at least a first...
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...