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US20180047418 MAGNETIC RECORDING DEVICE  
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...
9893264 Method for forming a suspended lithium-based membrane semiconductor structure  
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...
9892543 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...
9884011 Ingestible, electrical device for oral delivery of a substance  
In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises a substrate comprising a reservoir that is configured to hold one or more substances; a first film covering the reservoir, wherein the...
US20180033308 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...
US20180031387 STATE ESTIMATION FOR AERIAL VEHICLES USING MULTI-SENSOR FUSION  
A state estimation system that utilizes long-range stereo visual odometry that can degrade to a monocular system at high-altitude, and integrates GPS, Barometer and IMU measurements. The system...
9881273 Automatic object detection and state estimation via electronic emissions sensing  
An object recognition device that senses electrical signals conducted by the body of a human user (e.g., as a result of direct contact with or close proximity to a device emitting or conducting...
US20180025291 Data Processing System for Generating Data Structures  
A data processing system for structuring data includes a repository storing data referencing sources, the data representing actions and states for each of the sources. A data structuring engine...
US20180025254 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...
US20180021742 Ionic Cross-Linked Polymeric Films for Gas Separation  
Provided herein are compositions, CO2-permeable/selective membranes and related methods of making and using the membranes. Ionically cross-linked poly(ether)-based membranes were prepared for...
US20180018509 INDOOR IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS THROUGH FOOTSTEP INDUCED STRUCTURAL VIBRATION  
This invention introduces an indoor person identification system that utilizes the capture and analysis of footstep induced structural vibrations. The system senses floor vibration and detects the...
US20180008825 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...
US20180008748 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,...
9861338 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...
US20180006166 Solar Energy Converter and Related Methods  
A solar thermal energy device is provided. Also provided is a method of making a solar thermal energy device.
US20180004928 UNIFIED AUTHENTICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A system for automatic authentication of a user to allow access to websites and physical devices which provides tiered levels of security and defines an API protocol for exchange of authentication...
9857301 Air quality sensor  
Air quality sensor comprises an optical particle sensor and a programmable processor circuit. The optical particle sensor detects particles having a size of 10 microns or less in diameter in...
US20170370921 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...
9853528 Spherical induction motor  
Systems and methods are provided for an induction motor. An induction motor includes a spherical rotor and a plurality of curved inductors positioned around the spherical rotor. The plurality of...
9852357 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....
9851841 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...
9846887 Discovering neighborhood clusters and uses therefor  
Computer-based systems and methods for discovering neighborhood clusters in a geographic region, where the clusters have a mix of venues and are determined based on venue check-in data. The mix of...
9842263 Inter-vehicle authentication using visual contextual information  
Authentication of vehicles in preparation for V2V communication includes vehicle A taking a picture of vehicle B (VA) and vehicle B taking a picture of vehicle A (VB). These pictures are then...
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...