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US20160194406 MODULATION OF EFFEROCYTOSIS PATHWAYS FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE  
Smooth muscle cells (SMC) from subjects carrying at least one 9p21 risk factor, can be resistant to efferocytosis, leading to the retention of such cells in the necrotic core of atherosclerotic...
US20160193566 REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE CHEMISORPTION IN NONPOROUS, CRYSTALLINE HYBRID STRUCTURES  
A sorbent in the form of a layered, non-porous perovskite is provided, wherein the sorbent can include parallel, alternating layers of an organic layer, including an ordered array of organic...
US20160193482 ARRAYS OF ACCELERATING STRUCTURES AND RAPID IMAGING FOR FACILITATING RAPID RADIATION THERAPIES  
Methods and system for facilitating rapid radiation treatments are provided herein and relate in particular to radiation generation and delivery, beam control, treatment planning, imaging and dose...
US20160193481 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RF POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION TO FACILITATE RAPID RADIATION THERAPIES  
Methods and system for facilitating rapid radiation treatments are provided herein and relate in particular to radiation generation and delivery, power production and distribution, and electron...
US20160193388 ELECTROCHEMICAL DISINFECTION OF IMPLANTED CATHETERS  
An implantable catheter is provided that may be disinfected without removal from the body of a patient, using an electrochemical method to generate an electric field on the catheter surface and...
9386682 Distributed coupling and multi-frequency microwave accelerators  
A microwave circuit for a linear accelerator has multiple metallic cell sections, a pair of distribution waveguide manifolds, and a sequence of feed arms connecting the manifolds to the cell...
9382320 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...
9381361 Control of cardiac excitability using high frequency signals  
Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward devices, methods and systems for controlling depolarization in cardiac cells. One such device includes one or more circuits that...
9381276 Electrochemical disinfection of implanted catheters  
An implantable catheter is provided that may be disinfected without removal from the body of a patient, using an electrochemical method to generate an electric field on the catheter surface and...
US20160186252 PH MEASUREMENT FOR SEQUENCING OF DNA  
The present method involves sequencing by synthesis in which a template strand having an attached primer is immobilized in a small volume reaction mixture. In one embodiment, the reaction mixture...
US20160185844 MODULATION OF SYNAPTIC MAINTENANCE  
C1q is shown to be expressed in neurons, where it acts as a signal for synapse elimination. Methods are provided for protecting or treating an individual suffering from adverse effects of synapse...
US20160185805 PROBE FOR IMAGING PARP-1 ACTIVITY  
Provided are embodiments of a small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the enzyme activity of PARP-1 that is responsible for DNA-damage sensing and critically...
US20160184315 METHOD OF IMPROVING COGNITION AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN HUMANS HAVING DEFICITS THEREIN DUE TO NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS AND COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFOR  
A β1-ADR agonist prodrug compound, which is hydrolysable in vivo to release a β1-ADR agonist compound, and which prodrug compound contains a group which imparts greater lipophilicity and CNS...
US20160184262 4-METHYLUMBELLIFERONE TREATMENT FOR IMMUNE MODULATION  
Compositions for treating autoimmune, allergic, or atopic disease comprising a compound that inhibits hyaluronan synthesis and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier are described. In some...
US20160184244 Iron Chelators and Use Thereof for Reducing Transplant Failure During Rejection Episodes  
Formulations and methods are provided for improving the function, i.e. clinical outcome, of solid organ transplants. Lung transplantation is of particular interest. In the methods of the...
US20160184241 INTRANASAL DELIVERY OF Beta2-ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR IMPROVING COGNITION IN HUMANS WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFOR  
A method of improving cognition in a patient with Down syndrome, which entails intranasally administering one or more β2-ADR agonists or pharmaceutically-acceptable salts of either or both to the...
9380695 Traveling wave linear accelerator with RF power flow outside of accelerating cavities  
A high power RF traveling wave accelerator structure includes a symmetric RF feed, an input matching cell coupled to the symmetric RF feed, a sequence of regular accelerating cavities coupled to...
9379261 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...
US20160181516 PHASE TRANSFORMATION IN TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDES  
Devices including transition metal dichalcognides and methods of forming and operating such devices are disclosed. In one disclosed method, a layer of a transition metal dichalcogenide is...
US20160181121 ELECTRO-ASSISTED TRANSFER AND FABRICATION OF WIRE ARRAYS  
A fabrication method includes: (1) forming a wire array on a fabrication substrate; (2) forming a porous layer within a portion of the fabrication substrate below the wire array; (3) separating...
US20160177382 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING REVERSIBLE CHEMICAL REACTIONS AT SOLID-LIQUID INTERFACES BY RAPID PRECONCENTRATION AND PHASE REPLACEMENT  
Devices and methods for controlling reversible chemical reactions at solid-liquid interfaces are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to a method of increasing reaction rates by...
US20160174830 Method and System for Evaluating Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration  
Disclosed is a method for analyzing retinal image data obtained using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The image data comprise a cross-section of the retina and an en face...
9373503 Method of fabricating thin, freestanding, single crystal silicon sheet  
A method of forming a free-standing silicon film that includes providing a Si substrate, depositing a layered structure on the Si substrate, where the layered structure includes a Si device layer...
9373088 Brain machine interface utilizing a discrete action state decoder in parallel with a continuous decoder for a neural prosthetic device  
A brain machine interface for control of prosthetic devices is provided. In its control, the interface utilizes parallel control of a continuous decoder and a discrete action state decoder. In the...
9370506 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...
US20160169801 Target Characterization Based on Persistent Collocation of Multiple Specks of Light in Time Series Imagery  
Techniques for characterizing targets include obtaining multiple time series of images. Each image represents light measured in an interrogation area under conditions that cause only one optical...
US20160166959 AIR FILTER FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY PM2.5 CAPTURE  
Described here is an air filter comprising a substrate and a network of polymeric nanofibers deposited on the substrate, wherein the air filter a removal efficiency for PM2.5 of at least 70% when...
US20160166735 INJECTABLE COMPOSITION FOR IN-SITU REPAIR AND REGENERATION OF AN INJURED LIGAMENT OR TENDON AND METHODS OF USE  
The invention provides an injectable composition and method for the minimally invasive, in-situ repair and regeneration of an injured ligament or tendon in a mammalian subject. The composition is...
9369679 System and process for projecting location-referenced panoramic images into a 3-D environment model and rendering panoramic images from arbitrary viewpoints within the 3-D environment model  
A system and process of morphing location-referenced panoramic images into views at nearby locations. When using panoramic images in an interactive tour, a user might desire to see the environment...
9368579 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....
9366886 Self-switching microresonator optical switch  
An optical switch includes a microresonator comprising a silicon-rich silicon oxide layer and a plurality of silicon nanoparticles within the silicon-rich silicon oxide layer. The microresonator...
9366808 Slow-light sensor utilizing an optical filter and a narrowband optical source  
An optical device and a method of using an optical filter are provided. The optical device includes an optical filter and a narrowband optical source. The optical filter has a refractive index...
9365837 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...
9365628 Opsin polypeptides and methods of use thereof  
The present disclosure provides opsins, including variant opsins with increased activity and/or increased trafficking to the plasma membrane. The opsins are useful in therapeutic and screening...
9364522 Modulation of T cell signaling threshold and T cell sensitivity to antigens  
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a diverse and abundant class of ˜22-nucleotide (nt) endogenous regulatory RNAs that play a variety of roles in animal cells by controlling gene expression at the...
9364484 Methods and compositions for treating viral diseases  
The invention provides a method for treating viral infections and coinfections through the use of inhibitory agents that prevent a unique viral structural protein motifs from binding to host...
US20160163904 2-TERMINAL METAL HALIDE SEMICONDUCTOR/C-SILICON MULTIJUNCTION SOLAR CELL WITH TUNNEL JUNCTION  
A 2-terminal multi-junction solar cell having a thin film of metal halide semiconductor as the top solar-cell material and crystalline silicon as the bottom solar-cell material. In the...
US20160162798 COMPUTATION USING A NETWORK OF OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS  
In one aspect, a computational machine includes an optical device configured to receive energy from an optical energy source and generate a number N1 of optical signals, and a number N2 of...
US20160161438 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....
US20160160208 CAPILLARY BARRIERS FOR STAGED LOADING OF MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES  
Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward methods and apparatuses for interacting a first liquid and a second liquid in one or more fluidic channels of a capillary structure....
US20160159013 METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SUBLAMINATE MODULES AND FORMING COMPOSITE LAMINATED STRUCTURES FROM THE SAME  
Variously configured sub-laminate modules are provided, which comprise at least a first ply and a second ply, the first ply comprising fibers extending in a first orientation, the second ply...
US20160158933 IN-PLANE-STRAIN-ACTUATED OUT-OF-PLANE ACTUATOR  
A micromechanical device capable of providing out-of-plane motion and force generation in response to an in-plane strain applied to the device is provided. Embodiments of the present invention...
US20160158932 ELECTROMECHANICALLY COUNTERBALANCED HUMANOID ROBOTIC SYSTEM  
Systems and methods related to construction, configuration, and utilization of humanoid robotic systems and aspects thereof are described. A system may include a mobile base, a spine structure, a...
US20160158389 IMAGING TUMOR GLYCOLYSIS BY NON-INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF PYRUVATE KINASE M2  
A novel pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2)-specific activator, [11C]DASA-23 and derivatives thereof, and methods for their rapid synthesis are provided. The probes are particularly useful in methods for...
9362568 Battery with hybrid electrocatalysts  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to electrodes and implementations such as batteries. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a...
9361943 System and method for tagging objects in a panoramic video and associating functions and indexing panoramic images with same  
A system and process for attaching tags to panoramic video. Tags provide information when viewing panoramic images, serve as references to specific actions and serve as reference for outside...
9360472 Cell line, system and method for optical-based screening of ion-channel modulators  
A variety of applications, systems, methods and constructs are implemented for use in connection with screening of ion-channel modulators. Consistent with one such system, drug candidates are...
9359449 Light-sensitive ion-passing molecules  
The invention provides polynucleotides and methods for expressing light-activated proteins in animal cells and altering an action potential of the cells by optical stimulation. The invention also...
US20160156873 Television Systems Incorporating Separate A/V Processing Systems and Television Displays  
Television systems are disclosed that incorporate separate A/V processing systems and television displays. The television displays can receive video driving signals wirelessly from the A/V...
US20160153934 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....