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US20130237901 APPARATUS AND METHODS TO TREAT OR PREVENT KIDNEY AND UROLOGIC DISEASE  
An apparatus for treating or preventing a kidney disease includes a delivery device configured for insertion into an urinary tract, wherein the delivery device comprises a section for placement in...
8530631 Synthetic amphiphiles for membrane protein manipulation  
The invention provides amphiphilic compounds and methods for manipulating membrane proteins. Compounds of the invention, for example, the compounds of Formulas I-XIX, can be prepared from readily...
8530271 Fullerene-doped nanostructures and methods therefor  
Nanostructures are doped to set conductivity characteristics. In accordance with various example embodiments, nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes are doped with a halogenated fullerene type of...
8529532 Reduced pressure therapy devices  
Described generally herein are tissue therapy devices, which may comprise a sealant layer and a suction apparatus. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure between it and the...
US20130231516 Pluridirectional Very High Electron Energy Radiation Therapy Systems and Processes  
A compact high-gradient, very high energy electron (VHEE) accelerator and delivery system (and related processes) capable of treating patients from multiple beam directions with great speed, using...
US20130230539 Anti-Leukocyte Recruitment Therapy for the Treatment of Seizures and Epilepsy  
Methods are provided for the prevention and treatment of seizures and epilepsy. It is shown herein that leukocyte recruitment plays a key role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Treatment with an...
US20130229177 Apparatus for Real-Time Phase Correction for Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Adaptive RF Pulses  
Phase error in MR imaging is corrected in real time by providing adaptive RF pulses and corresponding adaptive magnetic field gradients to mitigate the effect of phase error in the imaging subject....
8526702 4D anatomically based image selection procedure for medical imaging  
Improved 4D imaging reconstruction is provided for a freely breathing patient. 3D patient images from an imaging dataset are binned according to respiratory displacement or phase. The bins are...
8525117 Optical delay combining for multiplexing in radiation imaging systems  
Multiplexing for radiation imaging is provided by using optical delay combiners to provide distinct optical encoding for each detector channel. Each detector head provides an optical output which...
8524525 Joined nanostructures and methods therefor  
Nanostructures are joined using one or more of a variety of materials and approaches. As consistent with various example embodiments, two or more nanostructures are joined at a junction between the...
8524398 All-electron battery having area-enhanced electrodes  
Improved energy storage is provided by exploiting two physical effects in combination. The first effect can be referred to as the All-Electron Battery (AEB) effect, and relates to the use of...
8524061 On-chip hybridization coupled with ITP based purification for fast sequence specific identification  
Isotachophoresis (ITP) can be employed to simultaneously focus the target and ligand of an assay into the same ITP focus zone. The target and ligand can bind to each other in the ITP focus zone,...
8523904 Methods and systems for constraint of spinous processes with attachment  
Spinal implants for limiting flexion of the spine are implanted between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process or sacrum. The implants include upper straps which are placed over...
US20130226616 Method and System for Examining Practice-based Evidence  
An embodiment of the present invention provides methods for examining practice-based evidence for clinical risk. An embodiment can take a retrospective view of medical information collected in...
US20130226548 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYSIS TO BUILD PREDICTIVE MODELS FROM MICROSCOPIC CANCER IMAGES  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards methods, apparatus, and systems that predict a survival outcome for a patient using a prognostic model and cancer tissue image data from the...
US20130226018 NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC MONITOR AND METHODS OF USING CONTINUOUSLY RECORDED CARDIAC DATA  
Embodiments of the invention provide methods of obtaining continuous cardiac information from a mammal. First, attach a self-contained, wearable, portable continuous cardiac monitor to he mammal to...
US20130225435 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYSIS OF SINGLE CELLS  
Methods are provided for diagnosis and prognosis of disease by analyzing expression of a set of genes obtained from single cell analysis. Classification allows optimization of treatment, and...
US20130225431 ASSESSMENT OF CELLULAR FRAGMENTATION DYNAMICS FOR DETECTION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC ANEUPLOIDY  
Methods of evaluating the developmental potential of human embryos are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods of detecting embryonic aneuploidy by assessment of cellular...
US20130224821 Light-Activated Chimeric Opsins and Methods of Using the Same  
Provided herein are compositions comprising light-activated chimeric proteins expressed on plasma membranes and methods of using the same to selectively depolarize excitatory or inhibitory neurons.
US20130224259 Dimethylarginine Dimethylaminohydrolase Inhibitors and Methods of Use Thereof  
The present disclosure provides DDAH modulators. Thus, the present disclosure provides a method of treating a patient suffering from a disorder characterized by excessive NO production and/or...
US20130224122 MAGNETOTATIC BACTERIA MRI POSITIVE CONTRACT ENHANCEMENT AGENT AND METHODS OF USE  
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is enhanced by contrast agents such as superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) particles that resemble magnetite particles produced by magnetotactic bacteria....
US20130222393 Method and System for Interactive Layout  
In an embodiment of the present invention, an interactive system employs sets of interior design guidelines. In an embodiment, the user begins by specifying the shape of a room and the set of...
8521730 Scoring documents in a linked database  
A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a...
8520988 Microresonator optical switch having nanoparticles and method of optical switching  
An optical switch includes a microresonator comprising a plurality of silicon nanoparticles within a silicon-rich silicon oxide layer. The microresonator further includes an optical coupler...
8518713 Self-illuminating dot systems and methods of use thereof  
Generally, conjugate systems, self-illuminating quantum dot conjugates, methods of detecting a target in a host, methods of treating a disease in a host, and the like, are described herein.
US20130215805 Systems and Methods for Full-Duplex Signal Shaping  
The current subject matter relates to a system and a method for processing signals. The system can include a transmitting antenna for transmitting a signal over a plurality of wireless spectrum...
US20130215733 SPECULATIVE RESERVATION FOR ROUTING NETWORKS  
Aspects relate to methods, devices and manufacturing relating to routing networks including a method for routing data units. The data units are individually routable through a routing network. A...
US20130215431 OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR  
A method for increasing the imaging rate for an optical coherence tomography system is disclosed. The method comprises generating an interferometric signal by interrogating each of M object points...
8515058 Bootstrappable homomorphic encryption method, computer program and apparatus  
Embodiments of the present invention describe a fully homomorphic encryption scheme using a “bootstrapable” homomorphic encryption scheme that evaluate a function ƒ when ƒ is the encryption schem...
8513804 Nanotube-based electrodes  
Transparent electrodes are manufactured. In accordance with various example embodiments, a transparent electrode is manufactured by generating a solution including a composite material having...
8513208 Transient expression of immunomodulatory polypeptides for the prevention and treatment of autoimmune disease, allergy and transplant rejection  
A method is provided for treating or preventing an undesired immune response in a patient, comprising: administering to said patient, cells that transiently express, and/or that are transfected...
US20130210897 MINI-INTRONIC PLASMID VECTORS  
Compositions and methods are provided for achieving persistent, high level expression of transgenes in vitro and in vivo. Aspects of the invention include vectors comprising an intronic cassette...
US20130209954 Techniques for Standardized Imaging of Oral Cavity  
A method, system and apparatus for imaging an oral cavity of a subject include a bracket comprising a mouthpiece and a camera mount. The mouthpiece has upper and lower bite guides disposed on a...
US20130209415 PURIFIED COMPOSITIONS OF CARDIOVASCULAR PROGENITOR CELLS  
Composition and methods are provided for the prospective enrichment of human cardiovascular progenitor cells, which can be differentiated into cardiomyocytes, from in vitro cultures of stem cells....
US20130206957 ANTI-TWIST JOINT, ORIENTING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A positioning system is provided for orienting a payload. In some embodiments, the system may continuously orient the payload relative to another object without twisting connections of the payload....
US20130206134 SUBSURFACE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE OF HEAT GENERATED BY CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER  
Techniques for subsurface thermal energy storage of heat generated by concentrating solar power enable smoothing of available energy with respect to daily and/or seasonal variation. Solar thermal...
8509380 Inverse geometry volume computed tomography systems  
The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of x-ray sources for producing x-ray...
8508225 T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging using fast acquisition with double echo (FADE)  
A method of acquiring T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images is provided. The method includes acquiring a first image and a second image in a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, where...
8507588 PHBV/ground bone meal and pumice powder engineered biobased composite materials for construction  
A composite material includes a matrix composed of a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer and a filler composed of particles dispersed in the matrix. The particles are composed of naturally-derived...
8506954 Tumor vaccination in combination with hematopoietic cell transplantation for cancer therapy  
In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for treating cancer comprising tumor cell vaccination in combination with hematopoietic and immune cell transplantation. In some embodiments,...
8505544 Optically-implemented microsurgery system and approach  
According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a vibration-actuated microsurgical system includes an optical force detection arrangement having an optical encoding device configured...
US20130204068 Apparatus and Methods For Treating Pulmonary Hypertension  
A method is described for decreasing activity of at least one sympathetic nerve, nerve fiber or neuron innervating at least one blood vessel in the pulmonary vasculature of a patient to ameliorate...
US20130203777 Identification of Stabilizers of Multimeric Proteins  
Disclosed herein are compounds and compositions thereof which find use in increasing stability of TTR tetramers reducing its tendency to misfold and form aggregates. Also provided herein are...
US20130202649 ACTIVATION OF INNATE IMMUNITY FOR NUCLEAR REPROGRAMMING OF SOMATIC CELLS  
The nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells with non-integrating factors is shown to be greatly accelerated by activation of innate immune responses in the somatic cell. Methods of activating innate...
US20130202628 PRODUCTION AND THERAPEUTIC USES OF TH1-LIKE REGULATORY T CELLS  
A unique CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell population develops from naive CD4+CD25− T cells during a TH1 polarized immune response (called TH1-TR cells). These TH1-TR cells can be generated by c...
US20130200892 Flexible Ordering for Multiple Slice MRI  
A method of ordering slices for interleaved MRI is provided that includes selecting a number of interleaved slice locations (NS) each having a plurality of excitations (NE,S), where S is the slice...
US20130200431 Selective Area Growth of Germanium and Silicon-Germanium in Silicon Waveguides for On-chip Optical Interconnect Applications  
A robust fabrication process for selective area growth of semiconductors in growth windows is provided. Sidewall growth is eliminated by the presence of a spacer layer which covers the sidewalls....
8504392 Automatic coding of patient outcomes  
Systems and methods can mine structured clinical event data in an electronic health record (EHR) system to determine patient outcomes. Mining the structured clinical event data instead of or in...
8501691 Methods for treatment of headaches by administration of oxytocin  
The present invention relates to methods for the treatment of headache and headache disorders. The methods comprise administration of an oxytocin peptide for the treatment of primary and secondary...
8501404 Gnaq mutations in melanoma  
The present invention provides methods of detecting mutations in a Gnaq gene in a melanocytic neoplasm for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. The invention further provides methods of treating...