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US20140141329 MOLYBDENUM OXIDES AND USES THEREOF  
The present disclosure describes, among other things, new layered molybdenum oxides for lithium ion battery cathodes from solid solutions of Li2MoO3 and LiCrO2. These materials display high energy...
8729286 Platinum compounds as treatment for cancers, and related methods, kits, and compositions  
The present invention is a platinum(II) compound comprising a beta-diketonate ligand represented by the following general formula: Or general formula: whereinR1 and R2 are independently selected...
8728630 Articles incorporating alloy deposits having controlled, varying nanostructure  
Bipolar wave current, is used to electrodeposit a nanocrystalline grain size. Polarity Ratio is the ratio of absolute value of time integrated amplitude of negative and positive polarity current....
US20140135704 SURGICAL PUNCTURE ACCESS WITH PRELOAD LOCK  
A surgical device mitigates over-puncture with a bias spring that biases a leading, cutting edge in the opposite direction of the anticipated over-puncture. An associated locking mechanism is...
US20140134756 BIOMOLECULAR RECOGNITION OF CRYSTAL DEFECTS  
Discrete and diffuse defects in a surface are detected. Discrete defects that may compromise the performance may be repaired.
US20140134635 RNAi-Based Method of Drug Screening and Characterization  
The invention is directed to a method of characterizing a mechanism of action of an agent (e.g., a chemotherapeutic agent, a genotoxic agent). The method comprises contacting a plurality of...
US20140134553 Rotary Bed Reactor for Chemical-Looping Combustion  
Reactor for chemical looping combustion. The reactor includes a rotary wheel having a plurality of channels extending therethrough, each channel having a wall with a porous oxygen carrier layer...
US20140134551 Combustion Instability Suppression System Using Heat Insulating Flameholding Material  
Combustor. The combustor includes a duct through which an air/fuel mixture flows, including a flame-anchoring region. An insulating material is located proximate the flame-anchoring anchoring...
US20140132761 Laser Speckle Photography for Surface Tampering Detection  
In one embodiment, a method comprises projecting, from a projector, a diffused on an object. The method further includes capturing, with a first camera in a particular location, a reference image...
US20140130577 Leak Detection Apparatus  
Leak detection apparatus for deployment in a pipe. The apparatus includes a carrier disposed for motion along the pipe and a detector connected to move with the carrier in an axial direction. The...
8724715 Rateless and rated coding using spinal codes  
In one aspect, a wireless system includes an encoder configured to encode data using a spinal code which uses a function over the message bits to directly produce a sequence of constellation...
8723399 Tunable ultrasound transducers  
A variety of micromachined structures are disclosed for use in DC-tunable ultrasound transducers.
8723186 Ionic junction for radiation detectors  
Radiation detector. The detector includes an ionic junction having an ionically bonded wide band gap material having a first region dominated by positively charged ionic defects in intimate contact...
8722419 Flow cytometry methods and immunodiagnostics with mass sensitive readout  
Mass cytometry method. In one aspect, the method includes providing a sample having at least one cell type and mixing the sample with material such as nanoparticles functionalized with affinity...
8722402 Artificial immune system: methods of use  
The present invention relates to methods of constructing an integrated artificial immune system that comprises appropriate in vitro cellular and tissue constructs or their equivalents to mimic the...
8722347 Optoelectronic sensor  
A device for detecting the presence of an antigen including (1) a cell having antibodies which are expressed on the surface of the cell and are specific for the antigen to be detected, where...
8722227 High energy density redox flow device  
Redox flow devices are described in which at least one of the positive electrode or negative electrode-active materials is a semi-solid or is a condensed ion-storing electroactive material, and in...
US20140128743 HIGH SENSITIVITY TEMPORAL FOCUSING WIDEFIELD MULTIPHOTON ENDOSCOPE CAPABLE OF DEEP IMAGING  
An imaging system is provided that includes a pulsed light source providing pulsed light and is applicable to both microscopes and endoscopes. One or more optical elements with certain dispersive...
US20140127822 Electro-Mechanical Switches and Methods of Use Thereof  
One aspect of the invention relates to an ultrathin micro-electromechanical chemical sensing device which uses swelling or straining of a reactive organic material for sensing. In certain...
US20140127802 CONTROL OF CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS AND PH IN SMALL VOLUME REACTORS  
Strategies to control the level of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and/or pH in small volume reactor chambers, and associated articles, systems, and methods, are generally provided....
US20140127774 Synthetically Functionalized Living Cells  
Uniform, functional polymer patches can be attached to a fraction of the surface area of living individual cells. These surface-modified cells remain viable after attachment of the functional...
US20140127301 Adjuvant Incorporation in Immunonanotherapeutics  
The present invention provides compositions and systems for delivery of nanocarriers to cells of the immune system. The invention provides nanocarriers capable of stimulating an immune response in...
US20140126832 SELECTING TRANSFORM PATHS FOR COMPRESSING VISUAL DATA  
Encoding data includes: determining multiple patterns for computing one-dimensional transforms over a first array of data elements. Each pattern includes multiple subsets of data elements of the...
US20140126650 USING MULTIPLE TRANSFORM/SUBBAND REPRESENTATIONS FOR VIDEO ENCODING  
A method of encoding a sequence of video frames, comprising receiving a sequence of video frames, encoding at least a first portion of the sequence of frames using the first type of...
US20140126602 CONTINUOUS-WAVE ORGANIC DYE LASERS AND METHODS  
An organic dye laser produces a continuous-wave (cw) output without any moving parts (e.g., without using flowing dye streams or spinning discs of solid-state dye media to prevent photobleaching)...
US20140126488 Method And Apparatus For Making Optimal Use Of An Asymmetric Interference Channel In Wireless Communication Systems  
A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving in black space is described. The asymmetric interference channel is an appropriate model for many realistic scenarios, especially those arising...
US20140125412 Asymmetric Multilevel Outphasing Architecture For RF Amplifiers  
A radio frequency (RF) circuit includes a power supply configured to generate a plurality of voltages, a plurality of power amplifiers, each having an RF output port and a power supply input port,...
US20140125196 Polymer Composite Actuator and Generator Driven by Water Gradients  
Water-responsive composite materials are provided containing a polymeric matrix and a water-responsive gel integrated into the polymeric matrix. The water-responsive gel can include a polyol or an...
US20140124963 SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS RECRYSTALLIZED IN A PARTIALLY SURROUNDING THIN FILM CAPSULE  
An original wafer, typically silicon, has the form of a desired end PV wafer. The original may be made by rapid solidification or CVD. It has small grains. It is encapsulated in a clean thin film,...
US20140124762 ORGANIC CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS AND DEVICES  
Embodiments described herein relate to compositions including iptycene-based structures and extended iptycene structures. In some embodiments, the compositions may be useful in organic...
8718375 Sketch recognition system  
Handwriting interpretation tools, such as optical character recognition (OCR), have improved over the years such that OCR is a common tool in business for interpreting typed text and sometimes...
8718351 Systems and methods for volumetric tissue scanning microscopy  
In accordance with preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method for imaging tissue, for example, includes the steps of mounting the tissue on a computer controlled stage of a...
8715621 Radical polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization  
The present invention provides a variety of radicals, which are useful as polarizing compounds. Exemplary radicals are represented by compounds of Structural Formulae (I), (II), (III) and (IV) as...
US20140121964 VEHICLE LOCALIZATION USING SURFACE PENETRATING RADAR  
Described are a method and a system for localization of a vehicle. The method includes the acquisition of SPR images of a subsurface region along a vehicle track. Acquired SPR images are compared...
US20140120609 HUMIDITY CONTROL IN CHEMICAL REACTORS  
Control of humidity in chemical reactors, and associated systems and methods, are generally described. In certain embodiments, the humidity within gas transport conduits and chambers can be...
US20140119981 CONSTRUCTING BISMUTH ANTIMONY THIN FILMS WITH ANISOTROPIC SINGLE-DIRAC CONES  
A Bi1-xSbx thin film is provided that includes a Dirac-cone with different degrees of anisotropy in their electronic band structure by controlling the stoichiometry, film thickness, and growth...
US20140117283 Reversible Sorbent for Warm CO2 Capture by Pressure Swing Adsorption  
Sorbent for reversible warm CO2 capture. The sorbent includes activated carbon impregnated with magnesium oxide, wherein the magnesium oxide constitutes at least 5% by weight of the sorbent.
US20140116028 Particulate Filter Control System And Method  
A system and method for controlling the operation of a particulate filter is disclosed. The objective of this control system is to manipulate the properties and spatial distribution of contaminant...
8711600 High density molecular memory storage with read and write capabilities  
A memory element is provided that includes a ferromagnetic (FM) layer having one or more ferromagnetic materials. One or more first molecule layers are positioned on the FM layer where charge...
8710424 Single-electron detection method and apparatus for solid-state intensity image sensors with a charge splitting device  
Embodiments of the present invention include an electron counter with a charge-coupled device (CCD) register configured to transfer electrons to a Geiger-mode avalanche diode (GM-AD) array operably...
8709743 Inhibitors of bacterial nitric oxide synthase, and related screening methods  
The invention relates in part to compounds that act as highly nitric oxide (NO)-specific turn-on fluorescent probes. The present invention also relates to the use of these fluorescein-based sensors...
8709483 System for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents  
The present invention provides a drug delivery system for targeted delivery of therapeutic agent-containing particles to tissues, cells, and intracellular compartments. The invention provides...
8708965 Scalable parallel gene therapy injector array  
A scalable parallel injector array has a support structure for holding injector tubes in a spatial pattern in order to enable delivery of fluidic materials simultaneously to a group of specific...
8708923 Wearable system for monitoring physiological signals  
A wearable system for monitoring a plurality of physiological signals is provided. The wearable system includes at least one sensor producing the physiological signals associated with a patient. A...
8708696 Swirl-counter-swirl microjets for thermoacoustic instability suppression  
Combustor. The combustor includes an axially symmetric tube along with means for introducing fuel and air into the tube. A swirler is disposed within the tube to impart rotation in a first...
8707913 Fuel management system for variable ethanol octane enhancement of gasoline engines  
Fuel management system for efficient operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder of the engine. A fuel management...
8707789 Pressure measuring syringe  
A syringe having an internal pressure gauge comprises a syringe barrel; a piston within the barrel; a spring coupled to the piston at a first position of the spring, the spring having a second...
US20140114193 ULTRASOUND SCANNING SYSTEM  
A force-controlled ultrasound imaging device uses a linear drive system to maintain a suitable contact force with a subject. A combination of hardware and software limits on travel for the linear...
US20140113871 Modification of Peptides via SNAr Reactions of Thiols with Fluorinated Aromatics  
Disclosed are compounds and methods relating to a chemical transformation for the conjugation of unprotected peptide biomolecules via a SNAr process between highly fluorinated aryl moieties and...
US20140113019 SYSTEM FOR PASSIVE ALIGNMENT OF SURFACES  
Passive stamp alignment system. The system includes a stamp supported by a stamp holder resting on three balls affixed to a top platform. A bottom platform supports a substrate to be aligned with...