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US20180267021 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ASSESSING CELL PROPERTIES UNDER CONTROLLED GAS ENVIRONMENTS  
The invention in some aspects relates to high throughput methods and devices for evaluating mechanical, morphological, kinetic, rheological or hematological properties of cells, such as blood...
US20180263188 A Self-Guided Blossom Picking Device  
Disclosed is a self-guided blossom picker that uses a vision system to identify and locate blossoms or inflorescence growing on a plant. The device is intended to be used on a farm and towed by a...
10077060 Railroad interlocking system with distributed control  
A system includes a transceiver for receiving one or more communications from a communication device in a railway vehicle; a microcontroller that is configured for communication with the...
10076235 Steerable, follow the leader device  
A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between...
US20180259599 ULTRA-LOW POWER MAGNETOELECTRIC MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR  
A high-sensitivity and ultra-low power consumption magnetic sensor using a magnetoelectric (ME) composite comprising of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric layers. This sensor exploits the...
10074006 Methods and systems for disease classification  
This invention describes methods and systems for use of computer vision systems for classification of biological cells as an aid in disease diagnostics. More particularly the present invention...
10072042 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...
10069635 Methods and systems for achieving system-level counterfeit protection in integrated chips  
According to embodiments of the present invention are systems and methods for using scan chains for the creation of unique physically uncloneable function (PUF). In particular, the present...
10062288 Systems and methods for autonomous driving merging management  
Systems and method are provided for controlling a first vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: determining, by a processor, that a second vehicle is going to merge into a current lane of...
10061756 Media annotation visualization tools and techniques, and an aggregate-behavior visualization system utilizing such tools and techniques  
Methods of facilitating the discovery of relationships between/among participants within systems for annotating visual media objects to create new associations, communities, and other...
10060939 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...
US20180229219 Photocatalyst / carbon nanotube aerogel composites  
Forming a photocatalyst/aerogel composite includes contacting an aerogel including a porous carbon nanotube network with a solution including a photocatalyst precursor to yield a wet gel. The...
10049694 Heat-assisted magnetic recording head having a non-uniform air-bearing surface  
A recording head includes a near-field transducer configured to heat one or more portions of a magnetic storage layer to generate a thermal profile in the magnetic storage layer. The recording...
10039651 Microminiature chainmail interface between skin and a transcutaneous prosthetic device and a method of manufacture  
The disclosure describes a direct skeletal attachment (DSA) device including a micro-miniature chainmail skin-to-DSA interface. The interface comprises various porous architectures for skin...
10038446 Reliability of physical unclonable function circuits  
Techniques and circuits are disclosed for obtaining a physical unclonable function (PUF) circuit that is configured to provide, during a first operational mode, an output signal that is dependent...
10035220 Process mapping of transient thermal response due to value changes in a process variable  
A method includes conducting a plurality of tests on process variables of a manufacturing process, with a test of the plurality of tests being associated with two combinations of process...
10034966 Coated vaso-occlusive device and methods for treatment of aneurysms  
A method is described herein for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The method comprises inserting into an aneurysm an embolism coil coated with a polymeric coating comprising a genipin,...
10031619 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...
US20180206336 Integrated Electronic Device with Flexible and Stretchable Substrate  
A flexible and stretchable integrated electronic device comprising a substrate having a stiffness gradient, wherein a rigid electronic device is embedded within the substrate. The stiffness...
US20180200012 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...
US20180200011 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...
10026431 Magnetic shift register  
This disclosure relates to a memory device that includes at least one magnetic track on a substrate, wherein the at least one magnetic track comprises one or more magnetic domains. Contacts can be...
US20180193802 A Method of Magnetically Aligning and Crystallizing Membrane Proteins  
The disclosure describes a method of forming highly ordered membrane protein crystals. The forming process is done in the presence of a magnetic field to exploit the diamagnetic anisotropy of the...
US20180192991 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...
10019790 Fill level indicator for an automated unloading system  
First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. An image processing module identifies a rim of a container in either...
US20180190284 PROCESSING SPEECH SIGNALS IN VOICE-BASED PROFILING  
This document describes a data processing system for processing a speech signal for voice-based profiling. The data processing system segments the speech signal into a plurality of segments, with...
US20180188125 Flexible and Stretchable Sensor Using Soft Optical Waveguides  
A stretchable optical sensor that can detect multiple modes of deformation and contact, including pressure, strain, and bending. The method of operation involves a waveguide and a flexible...
US20180185567 EXTRACORPOREAL AMBULATORY ASSIST LUNG  
An extracorporeal system for lung assist includes a housing which includes a blood flow inlet in fluid connection with a pressurizing stator compartment, a fiber bundle compartment in fluid...
10014462 Piezoelectric nanoelectromechanical relays  
An apparatus comprises: a body terminal comprising a first body electrode and a second body electrode; a gate terminal comprising a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode; a first...
10014013 L10-ordered MnAl thin films with high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, and structures and devices made therewith  
A stacked-thin-film structure that includes an Llo-ordered MnAl layer having high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). In some embodiments, the Ll0-ordered MnAl layer has an Mn content in a...
10002286 System and method for face recognition robust to multiple degradations  
A novel, unified technique for analyzing, synthesizing, and recognizing faces captured by various modalities, and under a variety of often seen real-world circumstances, using thin-plate splines...
US20180167542 Structured Illumination System For Increased Dynamic Range in Quantitative Imaging  
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the measurement of signal intensity across a large dynamic range. The systems disclosed herein employ an iterative image collection strategy...
9997700 Deterministic seeding of switching filament in oxide-based memristive devices  
A method for manufacturing an RRAM cell includes providing a metal-insulator-metal stack and exposing a subsection of a MIM stack to particle bombardment and/or radiation. Exposing a subsection of...
9995679 Targeted probes of cellular physiology  
Biosensor comprising an activatable acceptor fluorogen linked via a linker to a donor which transfers energy to the fluorogen on detecting an analyte wherein the fluorogen component reacts and a...
9992932 Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine  
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 integrated...
9992931 Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine  
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 integrated...
US20180158152 Methods and Software for Calculating Optimal Power Flow in an Electrical Power Grid and Utilizations of Same  
Methods of calculating optimal power flows (OPFs) in power transmission and distribution networks using equivalent-circuit formulations that allow the solutions to converge to corresponding global...
US20180146878 System and Method for Hierarchical Referencing for Biopotential Measurements  
The present invention relates to a method of taking biopotential measurements, with the ability to perform in high-density sensing applications. The invention is a hierarchical referencing method...
9985320 Water-activated, ingestible battery  
In one aspect, a water-activated, ingestible battery, comprises a cathode comprising a metal oxide with a decreased amount of toxicity, relative to an amount of toxicity of other metal oxides; an...
9982070 Aqueous ATRP in the presence of an activator regenerator  
A process for polymerizing radically (co)polymerizable monomers at a temperature between −10° C. and 110° C. in an aqueous system comprising one or more radically (co)polymerizable monomer(s) is...
US20180142288 NUCLEIC ACID-POLYMER CONJUGATES FOR BRIGHT FLUORESCENT TAGS  
A composition includes a polymer including extending chains, side chains, or branches. One (or more) of a plurality of a first strand of nucleic acid is attached to each of a plurality of the side...
9978002 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 object...
9976113 Methods, apparatuses, and systems for cell and tissue culture  
This invention provides an apparatus and method for culturing cells to probe the influence that the properties of a surface onto which the cells are bonded has on the properties of the cell.
US20180134758 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...
US20180133904 ARTICULATED DEVICE WITH VISUALIZATION SYSTEM  
An articulated device may include a first steerable multi-linked mechanism and a second steerable multi-linked mechanism. The second steerable multi-linked mechanism may include a first link, a...
US20180129894 Methods and System for Detecting Curved Fruit with Flash and Camera and Automated Image Analysis with Invariance to Scale and Partial Occlusions  
This invention relates to a system and method for detecting the curved surfaces of fruit using a flash and camera system and automated image analysis. Lighting upon fruit is controlled, with a...
US20180125738 EXOSKELETON DEVICE AND CONTROL SYSTEM  
This document describes an exoskeleton device that includes a cable, a lever that is connected to the cable, a frame comprising a strut that redirects the cable toward the lever, wherein the frame...
US20180123016 MICROELECTRONIC STRUCTURES WITH SUSPENDED LITHIUM-BASED THIN FILMS  
In one aspect, a microelectronic device comprises: a suspended lithium-based thin film; and one or more electrodes disposed on the suspended lithium-based thin film, wherein the one or more...
US20180121817 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF ALGORITHMIC TRANSPARENCY  
The subject disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for algorithmic transparency into algorithmic decision-making systems. In non-limiting aspects, the disclosed subject matter...
US20180119077 Biosensor Tattoos and Uses Therefor for Biomarker Monitoring  
Provided herein are devices and methods used to produce tattoo biosensors that are based on spatially controlled intracutaneous gene delivery of optical reporters driven by specific transcription...