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8757309 Autonomous modular vehicle wheel assembly  
An autonomous modular wheel assembly includes at least one connector for connecting the wheel control assembly to a vehicle axle, one or more suspension arms that support the assembly with respect...
US20140172764 SPARSE CLASS REPRESENTATION WITH LINEAR PROGRAMMING  
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing sparse class representation with linear programming is provided. A first model is built using a positive data set. A second model is...
US20140170753 CRISPR-CAS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING EXPRESSION OF GENE PRODUCTS  
The invention provides for systems, methods, and compositions for altering expression of target gene sequences and related gene products. Provided are vectors and vector systems, some of which...
US20140170221 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR LOCALIZED DELIVERY OF AGENTS TO VIRALLY INFECTED CELLS AND TISSUES  
The invention provides compositions and methods for delivering an agent to virally infected tissues and/or cells of a subject by conjugating agent-loaded nanoparticles to virus-specific T cells,...
US20140167513 Systems Approach To Photovoltaic Energy Extraction  
Described is a method and apparatus for per-panel photovoltaic energy extraction with integrated converters. Also described are switched-capacitor (SC) converters have been evaluated for many...
8755647 Methods and apparatus for vertical coupling from dielectric waveguides  
A frequency-chirped nano-antenna provides efficient sub-wavelength vertical emission from a dielectric waveguide. In one example, this nano-antenna includes a set of plasmonic dipoles on the...
8754963 Processing images having different focus  
Processing images of a scene taken with different focus includes, for each of at least some of the images, determining at least one portion of the image having a predetermined characteristic. A...
8754371 Methods, apparatus, and system for mass spectrometry  
A miniature, low cost mass spectrometer capable of unit resolution over a mass range of 10 to 50 AMU. The mass spectrometer incorporates several features that enhance the performance of the design...
8753492 Method for enhancing current throughput in an electrochemical system  
An electrochemical system with reduced limiting-current behavior is disclosed. The electrochemical system is useful for fuel cells and bio-sensors. In part, the invention relates a method of...
US20140163386 Circuit for Heartbeat Detection and Beat Timing Extraction  
A circuit and method for long term electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring is implemented with the goal of reducing power consumption, battery size, and consequently device size. In one embodiment, the...
US20140161884 Multistage Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System for the Treatment of Solid Tumors  
Nanoparticles for a selective, two stage delivery to tumors have been developed. The nanoparticles are initially sized so that they preferentially accumulate in the tumor tissue as a result of...
US20140161861 Methods And Compositions For The Treatment Of Open And Closed Wound Spinal Cord Injuries  
Devices and methods for the treatment of open and closed wound spinal cord injuries are disclosed. For example, described herein are devices and methods for mitigating secondary injury to, and...
US20140161830 AMINE-CONTAINING LIPIDOIDS AND USES THEREOF  
Provided herein are lipidoids that may be prepared from the conjugate addition of alkylamines to acrylates. In some embodiments, provided lipidoids are biodegradable and may be used in a variety of...
US20140161772 ENGINEERED ENZYMATICALLY ACTIVE BACTERIOPHAGE AND METHODS FOR DISPERSING BIOFILMS  
The present invention is directed to engineered enzymatically active bacteriophages that are both capable of killing the bacteria by lysis and dispersing the bacterial biofilm because they have...
US20140161753 Self-Assembling Peptide and Peptide Gel with High Strength  
Provide are a peptide gel with practically sufficient mechanical strength and a self-assembling peptide capable of forming the peptide gel. The self-assembling peptide is formed of the following...
US20140160476 Method and Apparatus for Performing Spectral Classification  
A method and a device useful for identifying or detecting the presence of a material of interest, such as an explosive or a biological contaminant, in a sample is presented herein. The sample is...
US20140160192 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEPOSITING FILMS  
The disclosure relates to a method for depositing films on a substrate which may form part of an LED or other types of display. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to an apparatus for...
US20140159748 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC IMAGING THROUGH ELECTROQUASISTATIC SENSING  
A system and method for providing electromagnetic imaging through electroquasistatic sensing contains an electromagnetic sensor for imaging a sample. The electromagnetic sensor contains drive/sense...
US20140159582 THERMO-ELECTRICALLY PUMPED LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES  
Contrary to conventional wisdom, which holds that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) should be cooled to increase efficiency, the LEDs disclosed herein are heated to increase efficiency. Heating an LED...
US20140158977 NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS  
A near-infrared light emitting device can include semiconductor nanocrystals that emit at wavelengths beyond 1 μm. The semiconductor nanocrystals can include a core and an overcoating on a surface ...
US20140158591 AQUA-ROBOTIC POLLUTANT REMOVING SYSTEMS AND DEVICES, AND METHODS OF REMOVING POLLUTANTS FROM BODIES OF WATER  
An aqua-robotic pollutant removing device includes a buoyant body, an electromechanical housing coupled to the buoyant body, and a pollutant absorbing belt coupled to the electromechanical housing...
8751556 Processor for large graph algorithm computations and matrix operations  
A multiprocessor system and method for performing matrix operations includes multiple processors cooperatively performing a sparse matrix operation. Distributed among the processors are non-zero...
8751049 Kinetic input/output  
In exemplary implementations of this invention, an input/output device (“Bulb”) is attached to on an articulated, actuated robotic arm. The robotic arm can move the Bulb by translating it along thr...
8751042 Methods of robot behavior generation and robots utilizing the same  
A method of generating a behavior of a robot includes measuring input data associated with a plurality of user responses, applying an algorithm to the input data of the plurality of user responses...
8750647 Kinetic super-resolution imaging  
Methods and a computer program product for deriving a super-resolution image of a physical object, the super-resolution image characterized by a resolution exceeding a “camera imaging r...
8749871 On-chip miniature optical isolator  
An optical structure for generating nonreciprocal loss is provided that includes a first substrate layer and a magneto-optical layer positioned on the first substrate layer. The magneto-optical...
8749619 Methods and apparatus for transient light imaging  
In illustrative implementations of this invention, multi-path analysis of transient illumination is used to reconstruct scene geometry, even of objects that are occluded from the camera. An...
8749441 Simultaneous transmit and receive antenna system  
Described is a simultaneous transmit and receive antenna system having a ring array of transmit antenna elements and a receive antenna element disposed on an axis that is perpendicular to and...
8748933 Nanocrystals including III-V semiconductors  
Semiconductor nanocrystals including III-V semiconductors can include a core including III-V alloy. The nanocrystal can include an overcoating including a II-VI semiconductor.
8748670 Highly active oxide catalysts for the catalytic ketonization of carboxylic acids  
The present invention provides methods comprising reacting a first carboxylic acid or ester with a second carboxylic acid or ester in the presence of a metal oxide comprising Zr, Ce, Mn and O to...
8748219 Method and apparatus for super radiant laser action in half wavelength thick organic semiconductor microcavities  
The disclosed device is a solid state organic semiconductor VCSEL in which the microcavity is composed of metal and dielectric mirrors and the gain layer is only λ/2n thick. The gain layer ...
8748111 Multiplexed olfactory receptor-based microsurface plasmon polariton detector  
The invention provides a bio-sensing nanodevice comprising: a stabilized G-protein coupled receptor on a support, a real time receptor-ligand binding detection method, a test composition delivery...
8747989 Pattern production and recovery by transformation  
A transformative periodic structure includes a plurality of elastomeric or elasto-plastic periodic solids that experiences a transformation in the structural configuration upon application of a...
8747869 Lipid vesicle compositions and methods of use  
The invention provides delivery systems comprised of stabilized multilamellar vesicles, as well as compositions, methods of synthesis, and methods of use thereof. The stabilized multilamellar...
8747848 Immunoglobulins with reduced aggregation  
The present disclosure relates to immunoglobulins with reduced aggregation and compositions, methods of generating such immunoglobulins with computational tools and methods of using such...
8746885 Methods and apparatus for cataract detection and measurement  
In exemplary implementations of this invention, cataracts in the human eye are assessed and mapped by measuring the perceptual impact of forward scattering on the foveal region. The same method can...
US20140155634 EPOXIDATION CATALYSTS  
The present invention generally relates to methods for the synthesis of catalysts, including epoxidation catalysts, and related compounds and catalyst compositions. Embodiments described herein may...
US20140154672 Methods for Identifying Stem Cells Based on Nuclear Morphotypes  
Methods for identifying stem cells and other cells specific to embryogenesis and carcinogenesis, classifying tissue samples, diagnosing precancerous and cancerous or atherosclerotic lesions,...
US20140154595 ANAEROBIC ALUMINUM-WATER ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL  
An anaerobic aluminum-water electrochemical cell includes electrode stacks, each electrode stack having an aluminum or aluminum alloy anode, and at least one solid cathode configured to be...
US20140153399 MULTIPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS  
A parallel multiprocessor system includes a packet-switching communication network comprising a plurality of processor nodes operating concurrently in parallel. Each processor node generates...
US20140153083 RIN REDUCED OPTICAL SOURCE FOR OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY  
A relative intensity noise (RIN)-suppressed light source is provided that includes a light source that produces an incoming light. A semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) arrangement receives the...
US20140151912 Virus/Nanowire Encapsulation within Polymer Microgels for 2D and 3D Devices for Energy and Electronics  
Methods and apparatuses for encapsulating inorganic micro- or nanostructures within polymeric microgels are described. In various embodiments, viruses are encapsulated with microgels during...
US20140150879 APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY TRANSITION TEMPERATURES TO TRACK SLOWLY CHANGING AMBIENT TEMPERATURE  
A valve actuator, valve, and method of actuation of a valve are disclosed. The valve actuator includes a shape memory alloy element attachable to a valve body, capable of use with a valve to cause...
US20140150869 GAS-LIFT SAFETY VALVE ACTUATED BY A SENSOR  
A valve actuator, valve, and method of actuation of a valve are disclosed. The valve actuator includes a shape memory alloy element attachable to a valve body, capable of use with a valve to cause...
8745604 Transferring data in a parallel processing environment  
An integrated circuit includes a plurality of tiles. Each tile includes a processor, a switch including switching circuitry to forward data over data paths from other tiles to the processor and to...
8744648 Integrated framework for vehicle operator assistance based on a trajectory prediction and threat assessment  
Various types and levels of operator assistance are performed within a unified, configurable framework. A model of the device with a model of the environment and the current state of the device and...
8744185 Efficient MCMC sampling with implicit shape representations  
In an approach for sampling a distribution of segmentations of an image, the segmentations are based on a level set function. For each sample of the distribution, the sampling includes the...
8743377 Using dynamic data to determine a material profile for earpiece  
The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements...
8742794 Analog logic automata  
A distributed, reconfigurable statistical signal processing apparatus comprises an array of discrete-time analog signal processing circuitry for statistical signal processing based on a local...
8742770 System and method for providing electromagnetic imaging through magnetoquasistatic sensing  
A system for providing electromagnetic imaging through magnetoquasistatic sensing contains an electromagnetic sensor for imaging a sample. The electromagnetic sensor contains drive/sense...