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US20140058065 FAR-RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS WITH IMPROVED DETECTABILITY BY RED EXCITATION LIGHT  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards far-red monomeric fluorescent proteins that have a high level of brightness such that the proteins are visible over the autofluorescence...
US20140057247 METHOD OF PREPARING RNA FROM RIBONUCLEASE-RICH SOURCES  
Methods for preparing RNA from ribonuclease-rich sources while avoiding RNA degradation are described. The lysis protocol for ribonuclease-containing samples is performed at high pH to accelerate...
US20140056929 IMMUNOMODULATION BY CONTROLLING INTERFERON-GAMMA LEVELS WITH THE LONG NON-CODING RNA NeST  
Compositions and methods of modulating an immune response by controlling levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) production by leukocytes are disclosed. Adjustment of IFN-γ levels is achieved by i...
8658594 Peptide inhibitors of protein kinase C  
PKC V5 isozyme-specific peptides are described. The sequences and compositions comprising the sequences are useful for treating disease states associated with the PKC isozyme from which they are...
8658290 Use of halogenated phthalocyanines  
The present invention relates to the use of halogenated phthalocyanines as charge transport materials and/or as absorber materials.
8658159 Method to induce and expand therapeutic alloantigen-specific human regulatory T cells in large-scale  
Methods for inducing, expanding, and/or generating alloantigen-specific regulatory T cells. Alloantigen-specific regulatory T cells can be induced, expanded, and/or generated from naive CD4+CD25− T...
US20140051597 Antibody Biomarkers for Diabetes  
Methods are provided for determining whether a subject has a diabetes phenotype. In practicing the subject methods, a sample, e.g., a blood sample, from a subject is analyzed for the presence of...
US20140051583 Noninvasive Diagnosis of Fetal Aneuploidy by Sequencing  
Disclosed is a method to achieve digital quantification of DNA (i.e., counting differences between identical sequences) using direct shotgun sequencing followed by mapping to the chromosome of...
US20140050781 Use of AGR3 for Treating Cancer  
Embodiments are related to processes for using an Anterior Gradient Homolog 3 (AGR3) therapeutic to treat an enhanced AGR2 expressing cancer, or its premalignant precursor, comprising administering...
US20140049663 IMAGING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS THEREFOR  
Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to...
US20140049135 MEMS-Based Integrated Inverter for Wafer-Scale Thermionic Energy Converter  
A thermionic energy converter is provided that includes an anode, a cathode, where the anode is disposed opposite the cathode, and a suspension, where a first end of the suspension is connected to...
8653238 Compositions and methods for transport of molecules with enhanced release properties across biological barriers  
Conjugates of a cargo molecule with a transporter molecule are disclosed, where the cargo molecule and the transporter molecule are linked covalently by a releasable linker. The cargo of the...
US20140046179 Dual-isotope positron emitting tomography for disease evaluation  
Simultaneous dual-isotope positron emission tomography (PET) is used to improve disease evaluation. Two distinct molecular probes are simultaneously provided to the imaging target. One of the...
US20140046026 SUPERAGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS OF INTERLEUKIN-2  
Novel human interleukin-2 (IL-2) muteins or variants thereof, and nucleic acid molecules and variants thereof are provided. Methods for producing these muteins as well as methods for stimulating...
US20140045705 Techniques for Determining Haplotype by Population Genotype and Sequence Data  
A novel phasing algorithm harnesses sequencing read information from next generation sequencing technologies to guide and improve local haplotype reconstruction from genotypes. Techniques include...
US20140044144 Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Nanoscope for Near-field Applications  
A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) nanoscope is provided. The VCSEL nanoscope combines a VCSEL with a nano-scale aperture using a support member to separate the aperture from the...
US20140043611 Nanophotonic light-field sensor  
A light field sensor for a 4D light field camera has a layer of nanoscale resonator detector elements, such as silicon nanoshells, below a layer of dielectric microlenses. By taking advantage of...
US20140043049 SENSING PLATFORM FOR QUANTUM TRANSDUCTION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION  
A system for determining chemistry of a molecule in a high background interfering liquid environment by application of an electronic signal at a biased metal-electrolyte interface is disclosed. One...
US20140042606 Low Loss Nano-aperture  
Low loss optical apertures are provided. A silicon intermediate layer sandwiched between a metal aperture layer and a dielectric layer has been found to offer a good combination of low optical loss...
US20140041717 Ultra thin film nanostructured solar cell  
Improved solar cells are provided by nano-structuring the solar cell active region to provide high optical absorption in a thin structure, thereby simultaneously providing high optical absorption...
8648958 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor  
Various approaches to imaging involve selecting directional and spatial resolution. According to an example embodiment, images are computed using an imaging arrangement to facilitate selective...
8647897 Air-stable ink for scalable, high-throughput layer deposition  
A method for producing and depositing air-stable, easily decomposable, vulcanized ink on any of a wide range of substrates is disclosed. The ink enables high-volume production of optoelectronic...
8647824 Microbial reductive dehalogenation of vinyl chloride  
Compositions and methods are provided that relate to the bioremediation of chlorinated ethenes, particularly the bioremediation of vinyl chloride by Dehalococcoides-like organisms. An isolated...
US20140037548 Treatment and prevention of diffuse parenchymal lung disease by selective active-site mTOR inhibitors  
Provided herein are methods for treating or preventing pulmonary fibrosis in subjects suffering from diffuse parenchymal lung diseases using selective active-site mTOR inhibitors.
8642335 Compositions of active Wnt protein  
Compositions of purified biologically active Wnt proteins are provided. Wnt proteins are found to be hydrophobic and post-translationally modified by addition of a lipid moiety at a conserved...
US20140030234 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING ISLET BETA CELL DEVELOPMENT  
Methods and compositions are provided for modulating pancreatic islet β-cell development. Aspects of the methods include promoting β-cell development by providing agents that promote c...
US20140030192 Functional Targeted Brain Endoskeletonization  
Compositions and methods are provided for TEMPEST (Target-Element Modification by Physical and Enduring Structural Transmutation), a method for creating durable structures in vivo in a cell-type...
US20140029011 OPTICAL SENSOR HAVING A NON-NEGLIGIBLE SOURCE COHERENCE LENGTH  
An optical sensor, a method of configuring an optical sensor, and a method of using an optical sensor are provided. The optical sensor includes an optical loop having a length and a laser source...
US20140028892 IMAGING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS THEREFOR  
Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to...
8639064 Optical isolation created by indirect interband photonic transitions  
The refractive index of the at least one photonic structure having two separate photonic bands is modulated, so that light supplied to the at least one photonic structure and initially in one of...
8638096 Method of autocalibrating parallel imaging interpolation from arbitrary K-space sampling with noise correlations weighted to reduce noise of reconstructed images  
A computer implemented method for magnetic resonance imaging is provided. A 3D Fourier Transform acquisition is performed with two phase encode directions, wherein phase code locations are chosen...
8637639 Method and composition for crystallizing G protein-coupled receptors  
Certain embodiments provide a method for crystallizing a GPCR. The method may employ a fusion protein comprising: a) a first portion of a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR), where the first portion...
US20140024701 Compositions and Methods for Treating Neurogenic Disorders of the Pelvic Floor  
Provided herein are methods for the treatment of bladder dysfunction, including detrusor hyperreflexia and detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia, fecal incontinence, and/or sexual dysfunction in...
US20140024649 Substituted Benzamides and Their Uses  
Provided herein are Substituted Benzamides, compositions, and method of their manufacture and use.
US20140021907 Wireless energy transfer  
Electromagnetic energy transfer is facilitated. In accordance with an example embodiment, a first resonator transmits electromagnetic energy using an electromagnetic wave, based on frequency...
8633699 Techniques for determining physical properties of underground structures using lightning  
A method and apparatus includes detecting lightning induced electromagnetic pulses and determining a physical property of an underground structure based on the lightning induced electromagnetic...
8633573 Strained semiconductor materials, devices and methods therefore  
Various applications are directed to a material stack having a strained active material therein. In connection with an embodiment, an active material (e.g. a semiconductor material) is at least...
8632064 Positioning apparatus with lockable joints and method of use  
A positioning system having a base, a manually movable end effector and a first joint interposed between the base and the end effector is disclosed. The first joint may comprise a proximal portion...
US20140017322 SUPRAMOLECULAR FUNCTIONALIZATION OF GRAPHITIC NANOPARTICLES FOR DRUG DELIVERY  
Disclosed are nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes or other graphitic sheet materials having extended aromatic surfaces, which are used to deliver active agents such as drugs, labels or dyes...
US20140014515 Enhanced Isotachophoresis Assays Using Additives with Spatial Gradients  
Techniques for enhanced isotachophoresis assays using additives with spatial gradients include forming a concentration gradient of an additive along a channel from an input port to an output port....
8630710 Implanted cardiac device for defibrillation  
An implantable medical device for delivering electrical cardiac therapy includes a first implantable housing containing a battery. There is also a second implantable housing separate from the first...
8630422 Fully homomorphic encryption method based on a bootstrappable encryption scheme, computer program and apparatus  
A method includes encrypting information in accordance with an encryption scheme that uses a public key; encrypting a plurality of instances of a secret key, each being encrypted using at least one...
8629353 Apparatus and method using patterned array with separated islands  
Aspects of the disclosure are directed to an apparatus that is used to provide a circuit layer via a supportive substrate or material layer having an upper surface and having edge surfaces...
8628574 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine  
Devices, systems and methods for dynamically stabilizing the spine are provided. The devices include an expandable spacer having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration. The spacer...
US20140011755 Cardiac Glycosides for Treating Autoimmune Disease  
The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of a cardiac glycoside, where the dose is effective to suppress...
US20140011690 Scalable Bio-Element Analysis  
A method is provided for detecting one or more analytes in a sample. The method relies, in part, on the ability of functionalized particles added to the sample to partially or completely inhibit...
US20140010757 IMAGING METHODS USING ENGINEERED INTEGRIN BINDING PEPTIDES  
Engineered peptides that bind with high affinity (low equilibrium dissociation constant (Kd)) to the cell surface receptors of fibronectin (α5β1) or vitronectin (αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrins) are discl...
US20140008542 Methods and Systems for increasing the sensitivity of simultaneous multi-isotope positron emission tomography  
Positron emission tomography (PET) systems suitable for use with dirty (positron+prompt gamma) emitters are provided. One or more prompt gamma detectors are added to the PET system, where the...
US20140006926 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING TO PROVIDE SMART LINKS IN RADIOLOGY REPORTS  
Certain examples provide systems, apparatus, and methods to facilitate automated processing of report text to associate text with external content to be accessed via the report. An example method...
US20140004556 Methods for Generating Inner Ear Cells in Vitro  
Methods, compositions and kits are provided for generating inner ear cells in vitro. These methods find use a number of applications, such as in preparing inner ear cells for in vitro screening for...