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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...
US20180114614 Rare Earth-Free Permanent Magnetic Material  
The invention provides rare earth-free permanent magnetic materials and methods of making them. The materials can be used to produce magnetic structures for use in a wide variety of commercial...
US20180107879 System and Method for Adaptive, Rapidly Deployable, Human-Intelligent Sensor Feeds  
The disclosure describes a sensor system that provides end users with intelligent sensing capabilities, and embodies both crowd sourcing and machine learning together. Further, a sporadic crowd...
US20180107333 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...
9944019 Tip-loaded microneedle arrays for transdermal insertion  
A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array that has one or more bioactive component. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of...
9941382 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...
9939394 Process mapping of cooling rates and thermal gradients  
A method performed by one or more processing devices includes conducting a plurality of tests of a manufacturing process. Each test is conducted at a different combination of at least a first...
US20180096457 Methods and Software For Detecting Objects in Images Using a Multiscale Fast Region-Based Convolutional Neural Network  
Methods of detecting an object in an image using a convolutional neural network based architecture that processes multiple feature maps of differing scales from differing convolution layers within...
US20180095076 Linked Peptide Fluorogenic Biosensors  
Biosensors, compositions comprising biosensors, methods of producing biosensors, and methods of using biosensors are disclosed. The biosensors comprise a fluorogen-activating peptide and a...
US20180094919 IMAGING SYSTEM WITH SYNCHRONIZED DYNAMIC CONTROL OF DIRECTABLE BEAM LIGHT SOURCE AND RECONFIGURABLY MASKED PHOTO-SENSOR  
An energy optimized imaging system that includes a light source that has the ability to illuminate specific pixels in a scene, and a sensor that has the ability to capture light with specific...
9933255 Process mapping of melt pool geometry  
Conducting a plurality of tests of a manufacturing process, with each test conducted at a different combination of a first process variable and a second process variable. Each test includes...
US20180088234 Robust Localization and Localizability Prediction Using a Rotating Laser Scanner  
A robust localization approach for UAVs that fuses measurements from inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a rotating laser scanner is described. An Error State Kalman Filter (ESKF) is used for...
9928968 Melanins as active components in energy storage materials  
In one aspect, an energy storage device comprises one or more organic electrodes comprising one or more melanin-based energy storage materials and cations, with the one or more melanin-based...
9928405 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...
9927512 Method and system for ultrasonic signaling, ranging and location tracking  
An indoor ultrasonic location tracking system that can utilize standard audio speakers to provide indoor ranging information to modern mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The method uses...
9926592 Gamma-PNA miniprobes for fluorescent labeling  
A category of γPNA miniprobes and chimeric γPNA probes is especially useful for detecting RNA and telomeric DNA in a cell sample. In particular, the probes can be used to deliver fluorescent dyes...
US20180083181 TWO-DIMENSIONAL MODE RESONATORS  
A piezoelectric two-dimensional mode resonator suited for high frequency filtering applications, with the ability to simultaneously excite lateral and vertical acoustic waves.
US20180078916 LIGNIN-BASED SURFACTANTS  
A composition includes a polymer-grafted lignin formed by grafting one or more hydrophilic polyalkylene oxide polymers with lignin, wherein the average grafting density of the polymer-grafted...
9916685 System and method for depth-recovery of a face in an image  
A system and method for providing a fast, efficient and accurate method for recovery of depth information from a single image of a face is disclosed. The technique uses a novel thin-plate...
9914870 Lignin-containing polymers and compositions including lignin-containing polymers  
A composition includes an agent formed by grafting at least a first polymer with lignin and a component other than the agent, lignin or the at least a first polymer, wherein lignin has an affinity...
US20180068414 Methods and Software for Generating a Derived 3D Object Model From a Single 2D Image  
Methods of reconstructing a 3D object model from portions of an object in a single 2D image using an existing 3D object model that is generic to a class to which the object in the 2D image...
US20180068198 Methods and Software for Detecting Objects in an Image Using Contextual Multiscale Fast Region-Based Convolutional Neural Network  
Methods of detecting an object in an image using a convolutional neural-network-based architecture that processes multiple feature maps of differing scales from differing convolution layers within...
9902932 Methods, apparatus, and systems for fabrication of polymeric nano- and micro-fibers in aligned configurations  
Provided herein are apparatus and systems for fabricating highly aligned arrays of polymeric fibers having isodiameters ranging from sub 50 nm to microns with lengths of several millimeters. The...
US20180051271 NON-AQUEOUS ENZYME-POLYMER CONJUGATE SOLUTIONS AND RELATED METHODS  
An enzyme-polymer conjugate shows increased activity and molecular dissolution in non-aqueous solvents enabling enzyme mediated catalysis in non-aqueous solutions. The inventions described in this...
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...