Patents and Patent Applications from Carnegie Mellon University


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US20170350958 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE  
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...
US20170345503 REDUCING ERRORS CAUSED BY INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE IN A MEMORY DEVICE  
A method includes, in one aspect, performing a read operation on a wordline of a memory device, wherein the wordline comprises a plurality of cells that are expected to be in a first state; based...
US20170344836 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROBUST CURB AND BUMP DETECTION FROM FRONT OR REAR MONOCULAR CAMERAS  
A method of detecting a curb. An image of a path of travel is captured by a monocular image capture device mounted to a vehicle. A feature extraction technique is applied by a processor to the...
US20170342374 Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds  
A method for micro-tissue encapsulation of cells includes coating a tissue scaffold stamp with an extracellular matrix compound; depositing the tissue scaffold stamp onto a thermoresponsive...
US20170340741 Emulsions for Intrapulmonary Delivery  
A therapeutic emulsion is provided comprising a perfluorocarbon emulsion and a therapeutic agent, such as tobramycin. Methods of making and using the emulsion are provided. A method of treating a...
US20170340506 TORQUE CONTROL METHODS FOR AN EXOSKELETON DEVICE  
This document describes systems and methods for controlling an exoskeleton. The system receives a measurement of a first torque applied to a rotational joint coupling a first component to a second...
9830813 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...
9823260 Method to increase bioavailability of the delta-opioid receptor for management of pain and neuropsychiatric disorders  
Described herein is a method to induce surface trafficking of the delta-Opioid Receptor (DOR) and its applications, including, leveraging the antinociceptive potential of DOR agonists to treaty...
9821476 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...
9808936 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...
9805268 System and method for processing a video stream to extract highlights  
With the widespread availability of video cameras, we are facing an ever-growing enormous collection of unedited and unstructured video data. Due to lack of an automatic way to generate highlights...
US20170308757 ASSOCIATING A USER IDENTITY WITH A MOBILE DEVICE IDENTITY  
A system includes, in one aspect, one or more processing devices that perform operations comprising: detecting one or more human objects in images captured by a visual image recording device;...
US20170308654 Data Processing System to Detect Neurodevelopmental-Specific Learning Disorders  
This document describes a data processing system for processing a feature vector that comprises features (one or more) that are indicative of dyslexic behavior that are indicative of dyslexic...
US20170306388 Method for the Identification of Inhibitors and Activators of Thymidylate Kinases  
Provided herein is a method of producing large amounts of the enzyme thymidylate kinase from multiple species for drug discovery purposes. Also provided herein are NMR methods of monitoring a...
9800946 Dynamic real-time TV white space awareness  
This invention describes a cloud-based architecture that orchestrates the detection and dissemination of highly-dynamic, real-time, and fine-grained TV white space information to improve spectrum...
9799096 System and method for processing video to provide facial de-identification  
A system and method for real-time image and video face de-identification that removes the identity of the subject while preserving the facial behavior is described The facial features of the...
9797187 Devices for modulation of temperature and light based on phase change materials  
Devices that incorporate phase change materials in containment vessels promote conduction of thermal energy between the phase change materials within the containment vessels and the surrounding...
9796089 Supervised autonomous robotic system for complex surface inspection and processing  
The invention disclosed herein describes a supervised autonomy system designed to precisely model, inspect and process the surfaces of complex three-dimensional objects. The current application...
9796082 Series elastic actuators for robots and robotic devices  
An example actuator is provided to be used in robots and robotic devices. The actuator includes: a first plate, a second plate, and an elastic element disposed between the first plate and the...
9795621 Methods and materials for reducing organ transplant rejection or ischemic/reperfusion injury in a subject  
Methods and materials for reducing organ transplant rejection or minimizing ischemia or ischemia/reperfusion injury in a subject are described. The methods include administering a fat emulsion...
US20170297198 Supervised Autonomous Robotic System for Complex Surface Inspection and Processing  
The invention disclosed herein describes a supervised autonomy system designed to precisely model, inspect and process the surfaces of complex three-dimensional objects. The current application...
9792734 Methods and software for volume-centric shape abstraction and simplification of a 3D digital model  
Methods of generating one or more abstractions of a three-dimensional (3D) input model by performing volumetric manipulations on one or more volumetric abstractions of the 3D input model. In some...
9790305 Site specifically incorporated initiator for growth of polymers from proteins  
The present invention is directed towards a protein-polymer composition having a protein with a site-specifically incorporated unnatural amino acid initiator and a covalently attached polymer.
US20170288281 LITHIUM METAL ELECTRODES AND BATTERIES THEREOF  
The present disclosure is generally related to separators for use in lithium metal batteries, and associated systems and products. Certain embodiments are related to separators that form or are...
US20170283830 COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING TARGETED GENE EDITING AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Compositions and methods for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof are disclosed. In the most preferred embodiments, gene editing is carried out utilizing a gene editing...
9779330 Grain quality monitoring  
A method and non-transitory computer-readable medium capture an image of bulk grain and apply a feature extractor to the image to determine a feature of the bulk grain in the image. For each of a...
9773179 Vehicle operator monitoring system and method  
A method for monitoring a vehicle operator can be executed by a controller and includes the following steps: (a) receiving image data of a vehicle operator's head; (b) tracking facial feature...
9770588 Ingestible, electrical device for stimulating tissues in a gastrointestinal tract of an organism  
In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises one or more electrodes comprising a biocompatible conducting material and a biocompatible insulating material; a generator connected to...
9766320 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...
9765169 Functionalized polymer hybrids  
A method of synthesizing a polynucleotide composition includes attaching a compound including at least one initiator or at least one transfer agent for a reversible deactivation radical...
9761136 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...
9761036 Methods and software for visualizing data by applying physics-based tools to data objectifications  
Methods and corresponding software for allowing a user to manipulate and interactively explore data intuitively by objectifying the data and allowing the user to apply any one or more simulated...
9760957 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...
US20170256059 Object Segmentation from Light Field Data  
A scene is segmented into objects based on light field data for the scene, including based on image pixel values (e.g., intensity) and disparity map(s). In one aspect, the light field data is used...
9753029 Devices and methods for detection and quantification of immunological proteins, pathogenic and microbial agents and cells  
The present invention provides a method and microfluidic immunoassay pScreen™ device for detecting and quantifying the concentration of an analyte in a liquid sample by using antigen-specific...
9753023 Nanofiber grid and related methods  
Methods and systems are provided for measuring single and multi-cell inside-out and/or outside-in forces on a nanofiber grid. Single and multi-cells are deposited on, or migrate onto the nanofiber...
US20170249776 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING POSE OF TEXTURELESS OBJECTS  
Systems and methods for estimating the pose of a textureless object are disclosed. A method to estimate a pose of a textureless object includes obtaining, by a processing device, a single image of...
US20170245936 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...
US20170236518 System and Method for Multi-User GPU-Accelerated Speech Recognition Engine for Client-Server Architectures  
Disclosed herein is a GPU-accelerated speech recognition engine optimized for faster than real time speech recognition on a scalable server-client heterogeneous CPU-GPU architecture, which is...
US20170236516 System and Method for Audio-Visual Speech Recognition  
Disclosed herein is method of performing speech recognition using audio and visual information, where the visual information provides data related to a person's face. Image preprocessing...
US20170236057 System and Method for Face Detection and Landmark Localization  
Disclosed herein is a deep learning model that can be used for performing speech or image processing tasks. The model uses multi-task training, where the model is trained for at least two...
US20170232439 SEPARATION OF LOW-ABUNDANCE CELLS FROM FLUID USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVES  
An apparatus for sorting cells from a mixed population of cells using surface acoustic waves is described. Methods for separating cancer cells from a mixed population of cells are provided....
9731422 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. Further disclosed is a method of manipulating...
US20170226572 Enhanced Biomolecule Detection Assays Based on Tyramide Signal Amplification and gammaPNA Probes  
Provided herein are methods of detecting target analytes, such as nucleic acids, for example microRNAs using an enhanced Tyramide Signal Amplification (TSA) method that employs probes tagged with...
9727581 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...
9725601 Carbon nanotube aerogels, composites including the same, and devices formed therefrom  
An aerogel fabricated by forming an aqueous suspension including carbon nanotubes and a surfactant, agitating the aqueous suspension, and centrifuging the agitated suspension to form a supernatant...
US20170222576 ELECTROSTATIC CLUTCH  
An electrostatic clutch is described comprising a plurality of micron-scale thickness electrodes, adjacent electrodes being separated by a thin film of dielectric material. A power source and...
US20170221508 L1o-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...
US20170218167 Polymer Composite with Liquid Phase Metal Inclusions  
Disclosed herein is a composite comprising an elastomer with an embedded network of liquid metal inclusions. The composite retains similar flexibility to that of an elastomer but exhibits...
US20170217139 Composition, System, and Method for Rigidity Tuning with Conductive Thermoplastic Elastomer  
Disclosed herein is a composite comprising a conductive elastomer and an isolating elastomer. When a current is passed through the conductive elastomer, its tensile modulus decreases as the...