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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...
US20130177924 LINKED PEPTIDE FLUOROGENIC BIOSENSORS  
Biosensors, compositions comprising biosensors, methods of producing biosensors, and methods of using biosensors are disclosed. The biosensors comprise a fluorogen-activating peptide and a blocking...
8480588 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 position...
8478642 System, method and device for predicting navigational decision-making behavior  
A system method and device for predicting navigational decision-making behavior is provided. The location of a device is used to generate the current location of the device, and a history of past...
8471304 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...
US20130158203 COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD OF INHIBITING POLYMERIZATION OF VINYL-ARYL MONOMERS  
The invention generally relates to a method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aryl monomers, a process for increasing number average molecular weight of a polystyrene, and to an inhibitor...
US20130154010 Integrated Circuit Device, System, and Method of Fabrication  
A semiconductor device, comprising a first semiconductor portion having a first end, a second end, and a slit portion, wherein the width of the slit portion is less than the width of at least one...
8463610 Hardware-implemented scalable modular engine for low-power speech recognition  
The present invention relates to a low-power speech recognition system. In one embodiment, the speech recognition system is implemented in hardware and includes a backend search engine that...
8461963 Access authorization method and apparatus for a wireless sensor network  
An access authorization method and apparatus for a wireless sensor network comprises at least a base station and a wireless sensor network formed by a plurality of sensor nodes. After having...
8459138 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...
8449866 Cellular labeling for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
This 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...
8449730 Buffer layers for L10 thin film perpendicular media  
A process of fabricating a perpendicular magnetic recording medium. In one embodiment, the process may comprise forming a metallic buffer layer with a (002) texture on an underlayer using a...
US20130131482 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...
US20130126443 CARBON SUPPORTED TETRAAMIDO MACROCYCLIC LIGAND CATALYTIC ACTIVATORS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME  
Embodiments of the invention provide a tetraamido macrocyclic ligand catalytic activator bound to a carbon containing support. When combined with an oxidant, such as a peroxy compound, the carbon...
8445610 Controlled radical polymerization processes  
A transition metal mediated chain transfer agent controlled polymerization process is described. The process combines the advantages of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and reversible...
8445192 Device and method for detection and identification 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...
8444096 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...
8443692 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...
US20130124561 Planning-Based Automated Fusing of Data From Multiple Heterogeneous Sources  
Methods and software for automatedly answering dynamic queries requiring fusing of data from various ones of multiple available heterogeneous data sources. The data sources are characterized and...
US20130124164 STOCHASTIC COMPUTATIONAL MODEL PARAMETER SYNTHESIS SYSTEM  
A stochastic computational model parameter synthesis system comprising at least one processor capable of executing processor executable code, and a non-transitory computer memory operably coupled...
US20130116915 Methods and Systems For Coordinating Vehicular Traffic Using In-Vehicle Virtual Traffic Control Signals Enabled By Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications  
Systems, methods, software, and apparatuses for coordinating traffic proximate to a potential conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can...
8437409 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...
8426153 Linked peptides fluorogenic biosensors  
Biosensors, compositions comprising biosensors, methods of producing biosensors, and methods of using biosensors are disclosed. The biosensors comprise a fluorogen-activating peptide and a blocking...
8423483 User-controllable learning of policies  
Various embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method for updating a policy that is enforced by a computer program. In one embodiment, a computer communicates, to a user, data regarding...
US20130090516 Local Anesthesia By Magnet-Directed Concentration of Nanoparticle Conjugated Anesthetic  
Methods and formulations for induction of local anesthetic effects employing magnetic nanoparticles conjugated to anesthetic molecules. Magnetic nanoparticle-local anesthetic conjugates may be...
US20130089260 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 the...
8410562 Methods, apparatuses, and systems for micromechanical gas chemical sensing capacitor  
A capacitive chemical sensor, along with methods of making and using the sensor are provided. The sensors described herein eliminate undesirable capacitance by etching away the substrate underneath...
US20130078620 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION 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...
8404788 Atom transfer radical polymerization process  
Embodiments of the polymerization process of the present invention are directed to polymerizing free radically polymerizable monomers in the presence of a polymerization medium initially comprising...
US20130071091 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...
8398909 Dry adhesives and 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 a stem, contacting the liquid polymer on the...
8397481 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...
US20130042457 Method and System Using Microscopic Building Blocks For Driving 3D Self-Assembly  
A method and system for constructing structures by self-assembly of objects. The method and system include providing a first object having a first selected shape and providing a second object...
US20130041941 Crowd-Sourcing of Information for Shared Transportation Vehicles  
Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software for collecting and disseminating crowd-sourced information relating to one or more shared vehicles, such as buses, passenger trains, subway vehicles,...
8367051 Preparation of functional gel particles with a dual crosslink network  
Functional gel particle formed from a crosslinked polymeric network including a fraction of stable crosslinks and a second fraction of cleavable crosslinks are disclosed. Functional compounds may...
US20130028487 COMPUTER VISION AND MACHINE LEARNING SOFTWARE FOR GRADING AND SORTING PLANTS  
The present invention encompasses software that brings together computer vision and machine learning algorithms that can evaluate and sort plants into desired categories. While one embodiment of...
US20130028305 CROSS TECHNOLOGY INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION  
In one aspect, a method for mitigating an effect of an interfering radio signal at a multiple antenna receiver includes forming an estimate of a relationship of the interfering signal among signals...
US20130024168 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...
US20130022990 CELLULAR LABELING FOR NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE TECHNIQUES  
This 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...
8357279 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...
US20130014828 3D Chemical Pattern Control in 2D Fluidics Devices  
Methods of controllably creating three-dimensional (3D) combined-flow-interface patterns in multi-lane fluidic devices, and systems, apparatuses and software therefor. In one example, the...
US20130014288 NOVEL REPORTER-TAGGED RECOMBINANT MEMBRANE PROTEINS WITH TRANSMEMBRANE LINKERS  
Recombinant protein constructs are described that comprises a membrane protein whose N- or C-terminus in the native state is recombinantly linked through a membrane-spanning linker polypeptide to a...
US20130011441 TARGETED DELIVERY OF siRNA  
The present invention relates to nanostructured bioconjugates and nano-structured network hydrogels used to deliver nucleic acids to targeted biological locations. The present invention further...
8352738 Method and apparatus for secure online transactions  
Phishing attacks succeed by exploiting a user's inability to distinguish legitimate websites from spoofed websites. Most prior work focuses on assisting the user in making this distinction;...
8352265 Hardware implemented backend search engine for a high-rate speech recognition system  
A hardware implemented backend search stage, or engine, for a speech recognition system is provided. In one embodiment, the backend search engine includes a number of pipelined stages including a...
8349410 Modification of surfaces with polymers  
A polymer formed by controlled radical polymerization includes groups that can be modified after controlled radical polymerization to form a radical. The polymer can be the reaction product of a...
US20120330271 Method and Apparatus for the Containment of a Surgical Site  
An apparatus for the containment of a surgical site includes an enclosure, with at least one port, securely coupled to the surgical site and a source of pressurized fluid in fluid communication...
US20120327194 MOTION CAPTURE FROM BODY MOUNTED CAMERAS  
Body-mounted cameras are used to accurately reconstruct the motion of a subject. Outward-looking cameras are attached to the limbs of the subject, and the joint angles and root pose that define the...
US20120323118 PHYSICS BASED IMAGE PROCESSING AND EVALUATION PROCESS OF PERFUSION IMAGES FROM RADIOLOGY IMAGING  
A process and a system for assisting a clinician in identification and evaluation of perfusion characteristics of an organ are disclosed. The process and system may be used to extend clinical...