Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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8969498 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...
8962764 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.
US20150045699 MUSCULOSKELETAL ACTIVITY RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A muscle activity and skeletal monitoring system and method are disclosed. A network of at least two distributed inertial sensor nodes are configured to communicate with each other over a first...
8952213 Neuronal activation in a transgenic model  
The disclosed invention provides compositions and methods for the identification of cells that are functionally activated after stimulation or during an activity while maintaining the viability of...
8948572 Systems and methods for generating a composite video based on a plurality of video streams using a frame schedular  
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...
8948285 Tentpoles scheme to achieve reliable V2V communications  
A communications system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits a signal with normal data symbols and at least one dual-use data symbol, where the dual-use data symbol...
8945970 Assembling and applying nano-electro-mechanical systems  
A method of constructing devices using semiconductor manufacturing processes includes fabricating a device having a movable portion and a fixed portion. The movable portion is connected to the...
8945096 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...
US20150025696 Distributed Methods and Software For Balancing Supply and Demand In An Electric Power Network  
Methods and software for managing electric power networks in a distributed manner. A supply and demand balancing scheme is used across a network of agents to facilitate agreement on the optimal...
US20150023775 System And Method Of Material Handling Using One Or More Imaging Devices On The Transferring Vehicle To Control The Material Distribution Into The Storage Portion Of The Receiving Vehicle  
First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of...
US20150010919 Polysiloxane Substrates with Highly-Tunable Elastic Modulus  
A highly tunable bioscaffold is provided, as well as a method of manufacture of the bioscaffold and methods of use of the bioscaffold, for example for drug testing, cell propagation and for...
8930800 Method and apparatus of triple-decoding for IEEE 802.11p physical layer mechanism  
A method for receiving and storing a packet of symbols. The method decodes the packet of symbols using a first decoding algorithm, and if the first decoding algorithm fails to correctly decode the...
US20150005452 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...
8919710 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...
US20140372859 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL INFORMATION MODELING FOR CODES AND STANDARDS COMPLIANCE  
This invention describes methods and systems to efficiently map and extract information from digital representations of buildings for use for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to...
US20140371940 Autonomous Methods, Systems, and Software For Self-Adjusting Generation, Demand, and/or Line Flows/Reactances to Ensure Feasible AC Power Flow  
Autonomous, self-adjusting, and distributed line flow processing for a network having nodes with branches coupling adjacent ones of the nodes and components coupled to the nodes. Systems, methods,...
US20140369802 METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR MICROMANIPULATION WITH ADHESIVE FIBRILLAR STRUCTURES  
The present invention are methods for fabrication of micro- and/or nano-scale adhesive fibers and their use for movement and manipulation of objects.
US20140368358 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...
8911789 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...
US20140365180 OPTIMAL SELECTION OF BUILDING COMPONENTS USING SEQUENTIAL DESIGN VIA STATISTICAL BASED SURROGATE MODELS  
A surrogate model to a building simulation model is built and used for finding a combination of building components that optimize energy use in a building. The surrogate model may be built...
8910225 System and method for capturing, editing, searching, and delivering multi-media content with local and global time  
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...
US20140354451 TRANSITIONING TO A ROADSIDE UNIT STATE  
A method performed by one or more processors, comprising: receiving a notification message indicative of an occurrence of an event; determining that a position of a vehicular device that is...
US20140350472 DISSOLVABLE MICRONEEDLE ARRAYS FOR TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY TO HUMAN SKIN  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a sheet of material having a plurality of layers and micromilling the sheet of material to form a microneedle array. At least one of the...
US20140346286 Railway Transport Management  
A method performed by a first rolling stock, comprising: receiving one or more communications from one or more second rolling stock, with a railroad network comprising the first rolling stock and...
8896442 System and method for collaborative resource tracking  
A system and method for locating, tracking, and monitoring resource in large-scale facilities is disclosed herein. The system is based on a sensor network and is efficient, scalable, and requires...
8890951 Clear path detection with patch smoothing approach  
A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle utilizing analysis of an image generated by a camera device located upon the vehicle includes monitoring the image, identifying through...
8871831 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...
US20140314816 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...
US20140314279 CLEAR PATH DETECTION USING AN EXAMPLE-BASED APPROACH  
A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle using a current image generated by a camera includes defining an exemplary vanishing point for each of a plurality of sample images....
8865797 Hybrid particle composite structures with reduced scattering  
A core-shell composite particle for incorporation into a composite wherein the composite has improved transparency is disclosed. The core-shell composite particle includes a core material having a...
US20140310631 Virtual Tools for Use with Touch-Sensitive Surfaces  
An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface, for example a touch pad or touch screen. The user interacts with the touch-sensitive surface, producing touch interactions. Some of these...
US20140309707 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...
8862614 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...
8861800 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...
8852983 Method of fabricating a capacitive environment sensor  
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...
US20140297648 Quantitative Comparison of Image Data Using a Linear Optimal Transportation  
A method performed by one or more processors includes retrieving a set of images; selecting, based on the images retrieved, a reference template; calculating optimal transportation plans between...
US20140295605 METHOD OF FABRICATING A CAPACITIVE ENVIRONMENT SENSOR  
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...
US20140290199 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...
US20140288642 ARTIFICIAL VALVED CONDUITS FOR CARDIAC RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION  
Artificial heart valve structures and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. The heart valve structures may be fabricated from a biocompatible polymer and include one or more heart valve...
US20140286562 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...
8843235 Robots, computer program products, and methods for trajectory plan optimization  
Robots, computer program products, and methods for trajectory plan optimization are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of controlling a robot having a first manipulator and a second...
US20140278029 Methods And Software For Managing Vehicle Priority In A Self-Organizing Traffic Control System  
Methods and software for managing vehicle priority proximate to a potential travel-priority conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can...
US20140275420 ATOM TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION UNDER BIOLOGICALLY COMPATIBLE CONDITIONS  
Methods for conducting controlled grafting-from radical polymerizations from biomolecules under conditions that are biologically compatible are described. The methods provide biomolecule-polymer...
US20140273216 Synthetic Lariat RNA for RNA Interference  
Provided herein are compositions for the modification of gene expression by RNA interference using a microRNA (miRNA) guide strand precursor. Methods of making and using the miRNA guide strand...
US20140266164 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...
US20140264887 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...
8834423 Dissolvable microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery to human skin  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a sheet of material having a plurality of layers and micromilling the sheet of material to form a microneedle array. At least one of the...
8833197 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...
8832778 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...
8831304 Blood vessel segmentation with three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography  
In the context of the early detection and monitoring of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, the use of optical coherence tomography presents the difficulty, with respect to...