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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...
US20120317647 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...
8332134 Three-dimensional LIDAR-based clear path detection  
A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle includes generating a datastream corresponding to a three-dimensional scan of a target area surrounding the vehicle from a vehicle LIDAR...
8330642 Imaging by time reversal beamforming  
A high resolution imaging system is used to detect and locate targets using time reversal in rich scattering environments, where the number of scatterers is significantly larger than the number of...
8327327 Method for statically checking an object-oriented computer program module  
A method for statically checking an object-oriented computer program module includes the step of identifying objects within a computer program module, at least one of the objects having a plurality...
US20120301370 Apparatus and Process for Producing Patterned, Micron and Nanometer Size Reaction and Mixing Zones for Fluids Deposited on Smooth, Rough and Porous Surfaces and Applications of that Process  
Process for producing patterned, micron and nanometer scale features by reacting or mixing in the small volumes at the intersections of coalescing drops, at the fronts of colliding thin films in...
8321823 System and method for designing architecture for specified permutation and datapath circuits for permutation  
Computer-implemented systems and methods that provide an efficient technique for performing a large class of permutations on data vectors of length 2n, n>1, implemented with streaming width 2k...
8318820 Degradable polyurethane foams  
A method of synthesizing of a biocompatible and biodegradable polyurethane foam includes the steps of: mixing at least one biocompatible polyol, water, at least one stabilizer, and at least one...
8317777 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...
8316288 High efficiency, high performance system for writing data from applications to a safe file system  
Systems and methods for increasing the efficiency of data storage processes for high performance, high core number computing systems. In one embodiment, the systems of the present invention perform...
US20120290230 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...
US20120288536 Stabilized Stat3 Decoy Oligonucleotides And Uses Therefor  
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...
US20120288140 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A VIDEO ANALYSIS METHOD BASED ON AVAILABLE VIDEO REPRESENTATION FEATURES  
A method is performed for selecting a video analysis method based on available video representation features. The method includes: determining a plurality of available video representation features...
US20120282211 ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATES FOR MODULATORS OF ANGIOGENESIS  
We provide methods and compositions for the treatment of dysregulation of blood vessel growth by regulation of neovascularization. Embodiments accomplish this by restricting the diffusion and...
US20120281512 BINARY ANISOTROPY MEDIA  
A method of writing binary data comprising (i) heating a magnetic microstructure from an initial temperature to an above-ambient temperature that is not less than a transition temperature for the...
8306396 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...
8293530 Method and apparatus for manufacturing plasma based plastics and bioplastics produced therefrom  
A method of making a bioplastic, and a bioplastic produced thereby, by using human plasma in which human plasma is clotted, either dried through its gel phase or dried and powdered, and processed...
US20120264065 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...
8290761 Method and apparatus for rapidly modeling and simulating intra-die statistical variations in integrated circuits using compressed parameter models  
A method and system for rapidly modeling and simulating intra-die variations in an integrated circuit are disclosed. In one embodiment, each logic gate in an integrated circuit has a characteristic...
8289659 Systems and methods for magnetic head element translation  
Systems and methods for controlling the position of a magnetic head element and/or the magnetic head element to media spacing in a data storage device. At least one microactuator is embedded in a...
8288508 Universal grignard metathesis polymerization  
Universal Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) reactions which provide access to conjugated polymers by GRIM methods. A method comprising: providing an unsaturated ring compound comprising at least two...
US20120254444 DYNAMIC CAPACITY MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE PARALLEL-CONNECTED COMPUTING RESOURCES  
A dynamic capacity management policy for multi-paralleled computing resources (e.g., application servers, virtual application servers, etc.) that includes one or more of a state-change component, a...
US20120247257 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...
8273823 Atom transfer radical polymerization in microemulsion and true emulsion polymerization processes  
The invention is directed to a microemulsion polymerization comprising adding a polymerization catalyst precursor, such as a transition metal complex in the higher of two accessible oxidation...
US20120237730 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...
8268630 Differential preconcentrator-based chemical sensor stabilization  
Sensor devices and sensing methods are provided. A sensor device is provided two flow channels, each comprising a sensor, and analyte flow is alternated between the two channels such that the...
8263043 Cellular labeling and quantification for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
The disclosure provides, in part, a method for quantifying cell numbers in vivo. The disclosure comprises a method of quantifying labeled cells by nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and a...
8259286 Lithography and associated methods, devices, and systems  
An apparatus for forming an energy pattern on a target, comprising a projector including a first row of spaced-apart energy outlets arranged in a first pattern, a second row of spaced apart energy...
8259101 Sketch-based design system, apparatus, and method for the construction and modification of three-dimensional geometry  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for sketch-based design, construction, and modification of three-dimensional geometry, including a computer drawing system, comprising a two dimensional input...
8252880 Atom transfer dispersion polymerization  
The present disclosure describes a two-step batch dispersion polymerization process for the preparation of substantially uniformed-sized functional (co)polymer particles. The first step of the...
US20120213986 PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE IN CARBON STRUCTURES  
The present disclosure describes a carbon electrode having a high specific capacitance and method for forming an electrode. The electrode includes a graphitic carbon material having porous...
8246541 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...
8243397 Micromachined electrothermal rotary actuator  
The present disclosure is directed to a micromachined rotary actuator constructed of a central portion and an outer portion at least partially surrounding the central portion and separated from the...
8235368 Fine positioner module  
A fine positioner module is used to perform fine positioning of a device that is pressing against a work surface. In some embodiments, the fine positioner module includes a contact member for...
US20120198514 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...
8227610 Compositions and methods for producing cellular labels for nuclear magnetic resonance techniques  
The disclosure provides, in part, compositions of perfluoro polyether compounds and associated methods for producing cellular labels for tracking cells by MRI and methods for labeling, detecting...
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...