Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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US20170042089 Control Arrangement and Method for Controlling a Position of a Transfer Device of a Harvesting Machine  
Disclosed herein 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...
9566043 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...
US20170036354 Two-Phase Gripper to Reorient and Grasp  
Two-phase gripper. The gripper reorients and grasps an object while being picked up, The gripper Includes a parallel jaw gripper including a pair of opposed, two-phase fingers, each finger...
9562274 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);...
US20170027859 Methods and Compounds to Suppress Viral Genome Release and Packaging  
Provided herein are methods of suppressing viral nucleic acid, e.g. double-stranded (ds) DNA, genome release from or packaging of viruses having their nucleic acid genome packaged under stress in...
9558748 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...
9558675 Analytical tools for evaluating student learning and performance  
In various embodiments, tools, strategies, and techniques are provided for analyzing student performance and learning activity to facilitate enhancing the student experience in different learning...
9558300 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...
US20170026713 System and Method for Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming Using Model Predictive Control  
A client video player device downloads video content from a video content delivery network as segments encoded at respective bitrates selected from distinct encoding bitrates. Bitrate adaptation...
US20170024073 Probabilistic Palm Rejection Using Spatiotemporal Touch Features and Iterative Classification  
The present invention is a palm rejection technique utilizing temporal features, iterative classification, and probabilistic voting. Touch events are classified based on features periodically...
US20170021082 Compact Pulmonary Assist Device for Destination Therapy  
The present invention relates generally to a pulmonary assist device comprising a housing having tapered inlets and outlets to distribute blood evenly over a fiber bundle. The fiber bundle has a...
9553163 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...
US20170018776 ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH MELANIN ELECTRODE  
An electrochemical cell includes an anode configured to produce multivalent cations during a discharge process, and a cathode comprising a catechol-bearing melanin. The cathode is configured to...
9546364 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...
US20170012883 METHODS AND SYSTEMS for MANAGING NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS TO AND FROM A VEHICLE NETWORK  
Methods and systems for communicating data between a network and devices of a vehicle are provided. A method includes: determining, by a processor, a value associated with a round trip time based...
US20170009245 ENGINEERED CYTOKINE- AND CHEMOKINE-EXPRESSING CANDIDA ALBICANS STRAINS AND METHODS OF USE  
Recombinant nucleic acid constructs for expression of heterologous cytokines or chemokines in C. albicans, and genetically modified C. albicans strains comprising the recombinant nucleic acid...
9543423 Hot-electron transistor having multiple MSM sequences  
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...
9542559 Detecting exploitable bugs in binary code  
Systems and methods for performing hybrid symbolic execution to detect exploitable bugs in binary code are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods determine that resources...
9539338 Polymer-based protein engineering methods to rationally tune enzyme activity, pH-dependence and stability  
Using a novel water-soluble, active ester amide-containing functionalized controlled radical polymerization initiator, stimuli responsive polymers have been grown from the surface of a protein,...
9536427 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...
9533297 Ligands designed to provide highly active catalyst complexes  
A series of ligands with site specific electron donating substituents that form a catalyst complex with a transition metal and are suitable for catalysis of atom transfer radical reactions,...
9532504 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...
9527115 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...
US20160372146 Magnetic Disk of a Data Storage Device with Tempered Growth of Magnetic Recording Layer  
In one aspect, a magnetic data storage device comprises a template layer, an underlayer, and a magnetic recording layer. The template layer includes a patterned array of protruding features. The...
US20160371490 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA DRIVEN MALWARE TASK IDENTIFICATION  
Embodiments of a system and method for identifying malware tasks using a controlled environment to run malicious software to generate analysis reports, a parser to extract features from the...
9524767 Bitcell wth magnetic switching elements  
A method includes receiving a data bit value at a buffer in a bitcell based on a first state of a write bitline connected to the buffer, and transferring the data bit value from the buffer to a...
9524642 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...
9522791 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...
US20160361050 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...
US20160356876 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE WITHIN AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENT  
A method for locating a mobile device is disclosed. Initially, a set of modulated ultrasound signals and a set of radio signals are separately broadcast from a group of transmitters. The...
9505125 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...
US20160341786 TESTING INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DURING SPLIT FABRICATION  
In one aspect, a method comprises providing at least two identical front-end-of-line (FEOL) portions of an integrated circuit (IC) in a single wafer, with at least some of each FEOL portion...
US20160341754 Device and Method for Clinical Data Sampling and Specimen Banking  
A system and method are described that allow the autonomous collection of relevant data and samples from a patient during a clinical trial or during routine care. Sampling is accomplished by...
9501779 Automated thumbnail selection for online video  
Access is provided to optimal thumbnails that are extracted from a stream of video. Using a processing device configured with a model that incorporates preferences generated by the brain and...
9491684 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...
9487869 Pattern transfer with self-assembled nanoparticle assemblies  
In one aspect, a method comprises: providing a substrate having at least one layer in which the patterned dot array is to be fabricated; depositing a nanoparticle layer, wherein the nanoparticle...
US20160320905 Method and Apparatus for Classifying Touch Events on a Touch Sensitive Surface  
An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. The touch event...
US20160319412 Tunable Anisotropy of Co-Based Nanocomposites for Magnetic Field Sensing and Inductor Applications  
A method includes producing an amorphous precursor to a nanocomposite, performing devitrification of the amorphous precursor, forming, based on the devitrification, the nanocomposite comprising an...
US20160312337 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements by Liquid-Liquid Extraction from Fresh Water to Hypersaline Solutions  
The disclosure describes a method of extraction for optimal recovery of rare earth elements (REE). This includes the optimization of a liquid-liquid extraction technique for economic extraction of...
9478142 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...
9470650 Two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG)-based chemical sensors  
Sensors for sensing/measuring one or more analytes in a chemical environment. Each sensor is based on a semiconductor structure having an interfacial region containing a two-dimensional electron...
US20160298630 REMOTELY ADDRESSABLE MAGNETIC COMPOSITE MICRO-ACTUATORS  
The present invention describes methods to fabricate actuators that can be remotely controlled in an addressable manner, and methods to provide remote control such micro-actuators. The actuators...
9467647 Multiple resolution video network with context based control  
A system. The system includes a computing device configured for communication with a plurality of multiple resolution cameras and with a display device. The computing device includes a composite...
9465494 Method and apparatus for classifying touch events on a touch sensitive surface  
An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. The touch event...
US20160293197 MAGNETIC SHIFT REGISTER  
In one aspect, a magnetic data storage device comprises a template layer, an underlayer, and a magnetic recording layer. The template layer includes a patterned array of protruding features. The...
US20160288337 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...
9457971 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...
9457807 Unified motion planning algorithm for autonomous driving vehicle in obstacle avoidance maneuver  
A method for automated lane centering and/or lane changing purposes for a vehicle traveling on a roadway that employs roadway points from a map database to determine a reference vehicle path and...
US20160275339 System and Method for Detecting and Tracking Facial Features In Images  
The present invention relates to a system for detecting and tracking facial features in images and can be used in conjunction with a camera. Given a camera, the system will detect facial landmarks...
9447201 Polymerization inhibitor composition and method of inhibiting polymerization of distillable monomers  
The present invention relates to a polymerization inhibitor composition and a method of inhibiting polymerization of distillable monomers in liquid and evaporated/condensed phases with the...