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8717489 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...
8716462 Levels and/or sustainability of DNA-based gene expression  
The invention encompasses methods for improving the level and/or sustainability of expression for a target nucleic acid in a eukaryotic cell comprising: (a) modifying the target nucleic acid to...
8716447 Optically-based stimulation of target cells and modifications thereto  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated molecule...
8715958 Cell-free synthesis of proteins containing unnatural amino acids  
Methods are provided for the utilization of bacterial cell-free extracts in the synthesis of polypeptides containing unnatural amino acids at one or more specified residues of the polypeptide.
8715233 Assistive method and visual-aid device for vascular needle insertion  
A vascular access device is provided with a needle assembly, a catheter assembly configured to slidably receive the needle assembly, and a light emitting assembly configured to couple to the needle...
US20140121130 METHOD OF DETERMINING THE PROGNOSIS OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMAS USING A MULTIGENE SIGNATURE ASSOCIATED WITH METASTASIS  
Expression of MYC alone, in a conditional transgenic mouse model of Twist1- and MYC-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), resulted in tumors that failed to metastasize, whereas Twist1...
US20140120557 Photocrosslinkable Peptide-MHC Complexes for Antigen-Specific T Cells and Methods of Using the Same  
Methods for labeling and/or detecting a T cell according to specificity of an antigen T cell receptor (TCR) are provided. Also provided are monomeric MHC-peptide complexes and kits for crosslinking...
8713072 Computer systems and methods for the query and visualization of multidimensional databases  
In response to a user request, a computer generates a graphical user interface on a computer display. A schema information region of the graphical user interface includes multiple operand names,...
8712546 Neurostimulation system  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide neurostimulation systems and components for selective stimulation and/or neuromodulation of one or more dorsal root ganglia through implantation of...
8711363 Gyroscope utilizing torsional springs and optical sensing  
A gyroscope and a method of detecting rotation are provided. The gyroscope includes a structure configured to be driven to move about a drive axis. The structure is further configured to move about...
8709788 Biological analysis arrangement and approach therefor  
Characteristics of a chemical or biological sample are detected using an approach involving light detection. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an assaying arrangement...
8709735 β-2 microglobulin as a biomarker for peripheral artery disease  
The present invention provides β2 microglobulin as a biomarker for qualifying or assessing peripheral artery disease in a subject.
8709429 Markers of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells  
Markers of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells (AMLSC) are identified. The markers are differentially expressed in comparison with normal counterpart cells, and are useful as diagnostic and...
8709412 Modulation of TIM receptor activity in combination with cytoreductive therapy  
A genetic locus and corresponding family of proteins associated with regulation of immune function and cell survival are provided. These genes encode cell surface molecules with conserved IgV and...
US20140114811 Method and System for Implementing License Filtering in a Digital Delivery System  
In an embodiment, a computer-implemented intellectual property exchange module manages a price rules database along with many items of digital content (e.g. documents). The intellectual property...
US20140114304 ABLATION CATHETER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING SAME  
An ablation therapy system is disclosed comprising an ablation catheter system for treating atrial fibrillation (AF). The ablation catheter system comprises a catheter body including a lumen for...
US20140113836 COMPOSITIONS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH AZETIDINE-2-CARBOXYLIC ACID  
The present disclosure provides synthesized peptides containing azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (Aze), methods for detecting antibodies to peptides containing Aze, and methods for diagnosing conditions...
US20140113367 Systems, Methods and Compositions for Optical Stimulation of Target Cells  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated NpHR-based...
US20140112882 Methods to treat pancreatic inflammation and associated lung injury through regulation of pancreatic interleukin-22 expression  
Methods for use of a composition comprising agents that increase pancreatic interleukin-22 production in the treatment of pancreatic inflammatory disorders including pancreatitis-associated acute...
US20140112564 Comprehensive Cardiovascular Analysis with Volumetric Phase-Contrast MRI  
Processing techniques of volumetric anatomic and vector field data from volumetric phase-contrast MRI on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system are provided to evaluate the physiology of the...
8706427 Method for rapidly approximating similarities  
Methods and algorithms are presented that implement linear algebraic techniques for rapidly estimating chemical similarities for several popular measures. The methods of the present invention...
8706188 Automatic segmentation of articular cartilage from MRI  
A method for musculoskeletal tissue segmentation used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. MRI image data is collected using at least two different contrast mechanisms. Voxel values...
8706187 Imaging methods for early detection of brain tumors following embryonic stem cell implants  
Non-invasive imaging methods and minimally invasive sensing methods are used for assessing the viability of cells implanted in the central nervous system for therapeutic purposes and for detecting...
8705666 Decoding for MIMO systems  
In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving a signal transmitted through a channel; receiving an estimate of the channel; determining from the estimate of the channel...
8705044 Method of using a unidirectional crow gyroscope  
A method for detecting rotation includes providing a plurality of resonant waveguides generally adjacent to one another and optically coupled to one another. Each resonant waveguide of the...
8704537 Integrated capacitance bridge for high-resolution wide-temperature-range capacitance measurement  
The present approach is based on the use of an integrated capacitance bridge circuit to measure the capacitance of a device under test. A significant feature of this approach is that the operating...
8703652 Non-invasive diagnosis of graft rejection in organ transplant patients  
The disclosure provides methods, devices, compositions and kits for diagnosing or predicting transplant status or outcome in a subject who has received a transplant. The methods comprise...
8702948 Method and apparatus using electric field for improved biological assays  
Disclosed are a method and apparatus that use an electric field for improved biological assays. The electric field is applied across a device having wells, which receive reactants, which carry a...
US20140107036 Production and Delivery of a Stable Collagen  
Improved methods are provided for the recombinant synthesis of collagen, particularly collagen VII, in host cell, and for therapeutic delivery of the same. The recombinant collagen is produced in a...
US20140106976 Compressed Sensing for Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Different Biological Molecule Types in a Sample  
A method and apparatus for simultaneously determining multiple different biological molecule types in a sample include labeling each different biological molecule type in a biological sample with a...
US20140103297 ORGANIC MATERIAL-BASED GRAPHITIC MATERIAL  
Various methods and apparatuses involve the provision of graphitic material. As consistent with one or more aspects herein, an organic material template is used to restrict growth, in a width...
US20140102901 NEGATIVE DIELECTROPHORESIS FOR SELECTIVE ELUTION OF IMMUMO-BOUND PARTICLES  
The procedure of dielectric electrophoresis (dielectrophoresis or DEP) utilizes field-polarized particles that move under the application of positive (attractive) and/or negative (repulsive)...
US20140102686 THERMAL EXTRACTION USING RADIATION  
In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device is disclosed comprising a macroscopic thermal body and an extraction structure that is electromagnetically-coupled to the thermal emitting area...
8700337 Method and system for computing and integrating genetic and environmental health risks for a personal genome  
Methods and systems are provided for the computation and display of an individual's personalized health risk based on the genome sequence of the individual, known etiological interactions between...
8698944 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...
8696989 Calorimeter sensor  
A calorimeter device includes various components located on a common substrate. A first (calorimeter) integrated chip device is located on the substrate. This first device has a first microfluidic...
8696722 Optogenetic magnetic resonance imaging  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods involving the use of magnetic resonance imaging and optogenetic neural stimulation. Aspects of the disclosure include modifying a target neural cell...
8696714 Intervertebral stabilization devices  
Posterior spinal stabilization devices that engage vertebral structures of at least two verterbrae and increase the stability between the two vertebrae. In some embodiments the stabilization...
8696450 Methods for analyzing and providing feedback for improved power generation in a golf swing  
This invention relates to methods for optimizing a golf swing by measuring and providing feedback on a combination of various key parameters of a subject's movement to both generate more power and...
US20140100141 Compartementalized integrated biochips  
An integrated microfluidic biochip is provided that includes a microfluidic device, where the microfluidic device includes hollow structures, where at least one the hollow structure includes an...
US20140099637 DETECTION OF TARGET NUCLEIC ACIDS IN A CELLULAR SAMPLE  
Methods of assaying cells of a cellular sample for the presence of a target nucleic acid are provided. Aspects of the methods include evaluating a cellular sample that has been contacted with a...
8693893 Picosecond optical switching using RF non-linear transmission lines  
Optical phase modulators are disposed in separate arms of an optical interferometer for forming short optical pulses. The optical phase modulators are driven by signals from an electrical nonlinear...
8693813 Magnetically actuated photonic crystal sensor  
A magnetically actuated photonic crystal sensor is disclosed. An optical fiber comprises at least one photonic crystal means coupled to a first end thereof, and a magnetic material coupled to the...
8693742 Three-dimensional single-molecule fluorescence imaging beyond the diffraction limit using a double-helix point spread function  
Embodiments of the present invention can resolve molecules beyond the optical diffraction limit in three dimensions. A double-helix point spread function can be used to in conjunction with a...
8691780 Txr1 and enhanced taxane sensitivity based on the modulation of a pathway mediated thereby  
Methods and compositions for enhancing taxane sensitivity are provided. Aspects of the subject methods include administering to a subject a txr1 pathway modulatory agent in conjunction with a...
US20140094380 Methylation Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer  
Biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer are provided. The biomarkers are promoter sequences have altered methylation patterns relative to normal prostate tissue. Altered...
US20140093997 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM  
A method of manufacturing an organic semiconductor thin film includes coating an organic semiconductor solution on a substrate, and shearing the organic semiconductor solution in a direction that...
US20140092467 Ultrabright long biphoton generation with non-linear optical material  
Improved production of entangled photon pairs (biphotons) via spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC) is provided. In one aspect, forward-wave SPDC is performed in a monolithic resonator...
US20140090981 FLOW CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUSES  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to the flow of analytes, particles or other materials. As consistent with one or more embodiments described herein, an apparatus includes a membrane...
US20140090870 NANOWIRE APPARATUSES AND METHODS  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses and methods involving nanowires having junctions therebetween. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes first...