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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...
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...
8162925 Robot for minimally invasive interventions  
Rather than trying to immobilize a living, moving organ to place the organ in the fixed frame of reference of a table-mounted robotic device, the present disclosure teaches mounting a robot in the...
8155938 Method and apparatus for sampling and predicting rare events in complex electronic devices, circuits and systems  
The invention provides methods for enhancing circuit reliability under statistical process variation. For highly replicated circuits such as SRAMs and flip flops, a rare statistical event for one...
US20120084580 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...
US20120083930 ADAPTIVE LOAD MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEM FOR INCORPORATING CUSTOMER ELECTRICAL DEMAND INFORMATION FOR DEMAND AND SUPPLY SIDE ENERGY MANAGEMENT  
A method for determining an amount of electricity to purchase includes determining electrical power consumption characteristics of an electrical load at an end user of the electricity. A preference...
8150037 Apparatus and method for secure, user-friendly deployment of information  
A method of securely deploying information to a device includes placing a device into a shielded structure and exchanging timing messages between a keying device located inside the shielded...
8148539 Cyanine dye labelling reagents  
Disclosed are cyanine dyes that are useful for labelling and detecting biological and other materials. The dyes are of formula (I): in which groups R3 and R4 are attached to the Z1 ring structure...
8147806 Cellular labeling for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
The 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...
US20120077899 PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONAL STAR MACROMOLECULES  
A process for constructing multi-arm star macromolecules with uniform properties, high molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution using free radical polymerization is described.
8142700 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 substrate, comprises: forming a template backing layer of energy sensitive material on the...
US20120067725 Apparatuses and Methods for Control and Self-Assembly of Particles into Adaptable Monolayers  
Apparatuses and methods for the control and self-assembly of particles into adaptable monolayers and changing the relative position of a plurality of particles at an interface between two fluids,...
US20120058494 Quenched Dendrimeric Dyes for Florescence Detection  
The present invention presents designs for high extinction quenched “dyedrons” that can be activated by conversion of a single acceptor/quencher in the molecular assembly to a fluorescent sta...
8116838 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...
US20120023393 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...
US20120021450 METHODS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
In certain aspects the present invention provides methods and compositions related to contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. In certain variations, contrast agents provided herein are...
8100031 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...
8099939 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...
US20120016216 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...
8095227 Apparatuses, systems, and methods utilizing adaptive control  
A method for controlling a process, wherein the process has an input and an output, and including controlling the input to the process; predicting the output of the process based on a first set of...
US20120003324 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...
US20120003279 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...
US20120003193 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...
US20120000579 Method of Making Ultra-High Strength Stainless Steels  
An ultra-high strength stainless steel alloy with enhanced toughness includes in % by weight: 0 to 0.06% carbon (C); 12.0 to 18% chromium (Cr); 16.5 to 31.0% cobalt (Co); 0 to 8% molybdenum (Mo);...
US20110316529 Systems and Methods for Position Tracking Using Magnetoquasistatic Fields  
Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate systems, methods, apparatuses and program products that provide position tracking using a simple, low frequency oscillator that is attached to an...
US20110316054 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...
8084017 Contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and methods related thereto  
In certain aspects the present invention provides methods and compositions related to contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. In certain variations, contrast agents provided herein are...
US20110313243 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...
US20110311846 Sodium Ion 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...
US20110307688 SYNTHESIS SYSTEM FOR PIPELINED DIGITAL CIRCUITS  
Computer-implemented methods and systems for synthesizing a hardware description for a pipelined datapath for a digital circuit. A transactional datapath specification framework and a transactional...
US20110306562 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...
8064688 Object recognizer and detector for two-dimensional images using Bayesian network based classifier  
A 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...
US20110280784 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...
US20110280515 COUPLED PLASMONIC WAVEGUIDES AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUSES AND METHODS  
An apparatus and corresponding method in which the apparatus includes a dielectric waveguide and a metallic waveguide. The dielectric waveguide has an effective mode index and a longitudinal...