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US20150186827 Data-driven targeting of energy programs using time-series data  
A method for enrolling utility customers in utility demand response or energy efficiency programs based on time-series consumption data includes collecting from smart meter sensors time-series...
US20150184131 Enhanced Efficiency of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Generation  
Human somatic cells are reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) by the introduction of a minicircle DNA vector. Cells of interest include adipose stem cells.
US20150183874 HUMANIZED AND CHIMERIC MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO CD47  
Humanized or chimeric anti-CD47 monoclonal antibodies are provided. The antibodies bind to and neutralize human CD47, and find use in various therapeutic methods. Preferred are non-activating...
US20150182511 MODULATORS OF ALDEHYDE DEHYDROGENASE ACTIVITY AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides compounds that function as modulators of aldehyde dehydrogenase activity; and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds. The present invention provides...
US20150182506 Modulators of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase and Methods of Use Thereof  
The present disclosure provides compounds that function as modulators of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) enzymatic activity, as well as compositions and formulations comprising the compounds. The...
9070881 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...
9069089 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...
9068224 Measurement and monitoring of cell clonality  
Methods are provided for the detection and analysis of clonality in a cell population, where parallel sequencing is applied to a nucleic acid sample obtained from the cell population, optionally a...
US20150174202 Methods and Compositions for Modulating Beta Cell Proliferation  
Methods and compositions are provided for modulating pancreatic islet β cell proliferation. Aspects of the methods include promoting β cell proliferation by providing agents that promote PDGFR...
US20150174167 THERAPEUTIC USES OF ALLOGENEIC MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS  
Myeloid function is enhanced by transplantation or infusion of allogeneic myeloid progenitor cells, including CMP, GMP, MEP and MKP cell subsets. Myeloid progenitors ameliorate sequelae of anemia...
US20150174150 Compositions and Methods for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Other Tauopathies  
Compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of using such compounds and compositions to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease and related tauopathies through the inhibition of USP-9X and/or...
9063573 Method and system for touch-free control of devices  
The present invention provides a system and computerized method for receiving image information and translating it to computer inputs. In an embodiment of the invention, image information is...
9062351 Diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic uses of long non-coding RNAs for cancer and regenerative medicine  
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and methods of using them diagnostically and therapeutically for treatment of cancer, stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine are disclosed. In particular, the...
9062340 Process for the selection of PHB-producing methanotrophic cultures  
A method of selection for type II methanotrophs is provided that includes enriching a microbial feedstock using a non-sterile bioreactor with a methane source and a nitrogen source, where the...
9061902 Crystalline-amorphous nanowires for battery electrodes  
Electrodes, batteries, methods for use and manufacturing are implemented to provide ion-based electrical power sources and related devices. Consistent with one such method, a battery electrode is...
9061010 Methods of treating a Flaviviridae family viral infection and compositions for treating a Flaviviridae family viral infection  
Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treating a host infected with a virus from the Flaviviridae family of viruses,...
US20150168570 Spectral Imaging System and Method  
Spectral x-ray imaging using a photon counting x-ray detector (PCXD) transmits a broad spectrum x-ray beam through an object, detects the transmitted x-ray beam with the PCXD and processes the...
US20150167048 BETA-LACTAMASE SUBSTRATES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS  
β-Lactamase substrates and methods for using the substrates to detect β-lactamase diagnose tuberculosis.
US20150165227 Light-Activated Cation Channel and Uses Thereof  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for light-activated cation channel proteins and their uses within cell membranes and subcellular regions. The invention provides for...
US20150164896 TARGETING A NON-CANONICAL NOTCH SIGNALING PATHWAY FOR CANCER TREATMENT  
Methods and compositions are provided for treating an individual having cancer. Aspects of the methods include administering to the individual an inhibitor of a non-canonical Notch signaling...
9057673 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...
9057053 Direct conversion of cells to cells of other lineages  
Methods, compositions and kits for producing functional neurons, astroctyes, oligodendrocytes and progenitor cells thereof are provided. These methods, compositions and kits find use in producing...
9055871 Weighing scale and sensor systems and methods for monitoring heart function  
Characteristics of a user's heart are detected. In accordance with an example embodiment, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG...
US20150161233 Customer energy consumption segmentation using time-series data  
Utility customer segmenting according to consumption lifestyle features is performed by collecting from smart meter sensors time-series utility consumption data from individual utility customers,...
US20150160117 IMAGING AND EVALUATING EMBRYOS, OOCYTES, AND STEM CELLS  
Methods, compositions and kits for determining the developmental potential of one or more embryos or pluripotent cells and/or the presence of chromosomal abnormalities in one or more embryos or...
US20150159185 Intermittent application of reduced nitrogen sources for selection of PHB producing methanotrophs  
A method of selection of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) producing Type II methanotrophs is provided that includes enriching PHB-producing methanotrophic strains, using a bioreactor, where ammonium...
US20150157690 Amyloid Beta Peptides as a Therapy for Inflammation  
The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of an amyloid beta peptide, where the dose is effective to suppress or prevent...
US20150157210 MULTI-PHOTON MICROSCOPE HAVING AN EXCITATION-BEAM ARRAY  
A two-photon imaging system capable of imaging of an image region in real time is presented. The imaging system comprises a source of excitation light that provides the excitation light as a...
9050204 System and method for removing an implanted object in a passageway in a patient  
A system for removing an implanted stent or other object from a passageway in a patient includes a housing, an expansion element that operates between an enlarged mode in which the expansion...
US20150156402 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...
US20150155508 SOLAR CELL HAVING ORGANIC NANOWIRES  
Example embodiments relate to a solar cell including organic nanowires. The solar cell may include a photoelectric conversion layer formed of a p-type material including an organic material and an...
US20150152064 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF TREATING A FLAVIVIRIDAE FAMILY VIRAL INFECTION  
Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treating a host infected with a virus from the Flaviviridae family of viruses, methods...
US20150150520 Method of Sonifying Signals Obtained from a Living Subject  
A digital processor system obtains at least one time-domain signal representing brain activity and at least one time-domain signal representing heart activity, each having a time-varying signal...
9046648 Confocal and concave 1D photonic crystal resonant cavities with ultra-low mode volume  
A 1D nanobeam photonic crystal cavity is provided that includes a substrate, where the substrate includes a dielectric medium, and a series of cutout features in the substrate, where each cutout...
9045734 Isolation and characterization of progenitor cells from mesothelium  
Populations enriched for smooth muscle progenitors are obtained by selection on the basis of expression of specific cell surface markers.
9045561 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...
US20150147413 Methods for Treating a Neoplastic Disease in a Subject Using Inorganic Selenium-Containing Compounds  
The invention features methods and selenium-containing compositions for treating a neoplastic disease in a subject. In particular, the invention features methods for enhancing sensitivity of a...
US20150144490 Methods and Compositions for Preparing Biological Specimens for Microscopic Analysis  
Methods and compositions are provided for preparing a biological specimen for microscopic analysis. These methods find many uses, for example in medicine and research, e.g., to diagnose or monitor...
9041542 System and method for detecting and preventing drowsiness  
A system for preventing drowsiness in a driver by employing a thermal grill. The system includes a detection module and an intervention module. The detection module monitors a driver's parameters...
9040484 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...
9040400 Air-stable n-channel organic electronic devices  
In connection with various example embodiments, an organic electronic device is provided with an organic material that is susceptible to decreased mobility due to the trapping of electron charge...
9039742 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, wherein...
US20150141846 SYSTEM AND METHOD USEFUL FOR SARCOMERE IMAGING VIA OBJECTIVE-BASED MICROSCOPY  
Biological tissue such as skeletal and cardiac muscle can be imaged by using an objective-based probe in the tissue and scanning at a sufficiently fast rate to mitigate motion artifacts due to...
US20150140665 Site-Specific Integration of Transgenes into Human Cells  
Methods for inserting a polynucleotide sequence into the genome of a human cell are provided. The present methods result in insertion of a polynucleotide sequence of interest into the H11 locus in...
US20150139262 Photonic micro-structured vacuum-ultraviolet radiation source based on solid-state frequency conversion  
A coherent extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation source is provided that includes a non-linear optical conversion material solid substrate disposed for nonlinear conversion of infrared (IR) coherent...
US20150136214 Solar cells having selective contacts and three or more terminals  
Junction-less solar cells having three or more terminals are provided. Electron- and hole-selective contacts and interfaces are used in combination with two or more absorber layers having...
US20150133390 Identification of New Therapeutic Uses for Known Therapeutic Agents  
Methods for identifying new therapeutic activities for known therapeutic agents, as well as systems for practicing the same, are provided. Aspects of the invention further include are methods and...
US20150133387 Modulation of Synaptogenesis  
Soluble proteins, e.g. Hevin, can trigger synapse formation; and other soluble proteins, e.g. SPARC antagonize this activity. Such proteins are synthesized in vitro and in vivo by astrocytes....
US20150133317 IDENTIFICATION OF POLYNUCLEOTIDES ASSOCIATED WITH A SAMPLE  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for sequencing, analyzing, and utilizing samples such as single samples. Also disclosed herein are compositions and methods for matching together two...
US20150132774 FLUORESCENT PROTEIN VOLTAGE SENSORS FOR MEASURING MEMBRANE POTENTIAL AND IMAGING HIGH-FREQUENCY NEURONAL ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY  
Fluorescent protein voltage sensors for measuring membrane potential and imaging high-frequency neuronal electrical activity are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to engineered...