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US20140265589 CURRENT DIVERSION FOR POWER-PROVIDING SYSTEMS  
Various example embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for diverting current from a Photovoltaic (PV) module. In particular embodiments, the PV module can be part of a series...
US20140263963 VOLUME IMAGING WITH ALIASED VIEWS  
Images are detected in a manner that addresses various challenges as discussed herein. As may be consistent with one or more embodiments, aspects are directed to an apparatus having sets of...
US20140263843 Universal Spacecraft Architecture  
A system and method for assembling a spacecraft in orbit using orbiting modules. Each module has a function such as fuel, transport, communication and payload. A command and control system and...
8837800 Automated detection of arterial input function and/or venous output function voxels in medical imaging  
Automated AIF/VOF identification is useful in connection with providing rapid and automatic quantitative imaging results. Examples include CBF (cerebral blood flow) and CBV (cerebral blood volume)...
8837674 Method for reducing diagnostic radiation dose in image guided radiotherapy  
A method of minimizing radiation toxicity in image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is provided that includes using a probabilistic prediction algorithm that is operated on a suitably programmed...
8835391 Alpha B-crystallin as a therapy for multiple sclerosis  
The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that provides alpha B-crystallin activity, where the dose is...
8834546 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...
US20140257569 MODEL-LESS CONTROL FOR FLEXIBLE MANIPULATORS  
A control method includes empirically constructing for a flexible manipulator an estimated mapping between an end-effector movement and a plurality of values representing movement of at least one...
US20140257538 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...
US20140257091 MASTER-SLAVE APPARATUS AND APPROACH  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to master-slave apparatuses as well as methods of making and implementing the same. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes...
US20140257051 DEVICE FOR DETECTING ON-BODY IMPACTS  
Provided is a device for placement on a human subject to detect impacts on the human subject. The device includes a base member, one or more engagement sensors to detect whether the device is...
US20140256786 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES  
Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of a mitochondrial disease in an individual with the mitochondrial disease. Aspects of the methods include administering an inhibitor of a...
US20140255963 Degradable Detergents  
Methods and materials relate to degradable detergents. The degradable detergents have degradable linkages that are cleaved when subjected to elevated temperature and/or reduced pressure. The...
US20140255431 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...
US20140255424 BIOMARKERS OF AGING FOR DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF DISORDERS  
Provided are methods of diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of aging using biomarkers that have been discovered to be linked to biological aging process. Methods for increasing neural cell...
US20140254704 DYNAMIC DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM CONTROL  
Control of a digital communication system having a plurality of communication lines on which signals are transmitted and received is implemented using a variety of methods and systems. According...
8829638 Ultrafast photonic crystal cavity single-mode light-emitting diode  
Electrical pumping of photonic crystal (PC) nanocavities using a lateral p-i-n junction is described. Ion implantation doping can be used to form the junction, which under forward bias pumps a...
8829633 Self-aligned semiconductor ridges in metallic slits as a platform for planar tunable nanoscale resonant photodetectors  
A photodetector having a ridge-in-slit geometry is provided, where a semiconductor ridge is laterally sandwiched in a metallic slit. This assembly is disposed on a layer of semiconducting...
8828726 Circular nucleic acid vectors, and methods for making and using the same  
Circular nucleic acid vectors that provide for persistently high levels of protein expression are provided. The circular vectors of the subject invention are characterized by being devoid of...
8828668 Markers for determination of patient responsiveness  
Compositions and methods are provided for prognostic classification of inflammatory diseases, e.g. inflammatory demyelinating disease, patients into subtypes, which subtypes are informative of the...
US20140249205 ACTIVATION OF QUIESCIENT STEM CELLS  
Compositions and methods are provided for altering the activation of quiescent stem cells by modulating activity of the microRNA miR-489.
US20140246258 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...
8825129 Indwelling nerve block catheters  
A nerve block catheter system employs an indwelling, flexible catheter comprising a tissue lock to retain the catheter tip in pharmacologically proximity to a target nerve and optionally, a...
8824837 Integration of optoelectronics with waveguides using interposer layer  
Improved integration of optoelectronic devices is provided by a spacer layer laterally sandwiched between distinct regions that are monolithically fabricated onto the same substrate (e.g., by...
8822636 Peptides for activation and inhibition of δPKC  
Peptides able to inhibit or activate the translocation or function of δPKC are identified. Administration of the peptides for protection or enhancement of cell damage due to ischemia is described....
8821968 Process for making layer-structured catalysts at the electrode/electrolyte interface of a fuel cell  
A method of fabricating a layer-structured catalysts at the electrode/electrolyte interface of a fuel cell is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, depositing an electrolyte layer...
8821704 Control of chemical reactions using isotachophoresis  
Isotachophoresis (ITP) is exploited to control various aspects of chemical reactions. In a first aspect, at least one of the reactants of a chemical reaction is confined to an ITP zone, but the...
8821583 Interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel  
A strain-hardened interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) hydrogel is provided. The interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel is based on two different networks. The first network is a non-silicone...
US20140243577 Combined Organ and Hematopoietic Cells For Transplantation Tolerance of HLA Mismatched Grafts  
Methods and compositions are provided for combined transplantation of a solid organ and hematopoietic cells to an HLA mismatched recipient, where tolerance to the graft is established through...
US20140242600 IMAGING THE HETEROGENEOUS UPTAKE OF RADIOLABELED MOLECULES IN SINGLE LIVING CELLS  
A radioluminescence microscopy system and method for imaging the distribution of radiolabeled molecules in live cell cultures and tissue sections. Cells are grown and incubated with radiolabeled...
US20140242155 Compounds, Compositions, Methods, and Kits Relating to Telomere Extension  
Compounds and compositions for the transient expression of exogenous telomerase activity in a cell are provided. The compounds and compositions, which relate to a ribonucleic acid coding for a...
US20140242154 Compounds, Compositions, Methods, and Kits Relating to Telomere Extension  
Compounds and compositions for the transient expression of exogenous telomerase activity in a cell are provided. The compounds and compositions, which relate to a ribonucleic acid coding for a...
US20140242118 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,...
US20140239770 Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers with Pressurized Cavities  
A capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) is provided that includes a substrate, a bottom conductive layer disposed on a bottom surface of the substrate, a cavity disposed into a top...
US20140239324 GERMANIUM ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF THE SAME  
This invention provides a germanium electroluminescence device and a fabricating method of the same for using germanium of an indirect bandgap semiconductor without modifying a bandgap as a...
8816122 Prostratin analogs, bryostatin analogs, prodrugs, synthetic methods, and methods of use  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for prostratin analogs, bryostatin analogs, prodrugs of prostratin and prostratin analogs, methods of making prostratin analogs, and methods of making...
8815707 Environmentally-assisted technique for transferring devices onto non-conventional substrates  
A device fabrication method includes: (1) providing a growth substrate including a base and an oxide layer disposed over the base; (2) forming a metal layer over the oxide layer; (3) forming a...
8815582 Mammalian cell expressing Volvox carteri light-activated ion channel protein (VChR1)  
Methods, systems and devices are implemented in connection with light-responsive ion channel molecules. One such method is implemented using a light-activated ion channel molecule that responds to...
8815527 Methods and compositions for detecting the activation state of multiple proteins in single cells  
The invention provides methods and compositions for simultaneously detecting the activation state of a plurality of proteins in single cells using flow cytometry. The invention further provides...
US20140236166 BIOMARKERS FOR DISTINGUISHING BENIGN, PRE-MALIGNANT, AND MALIGNANT PANCREATIC CYSTS  
Methods for prognosis and diagnosis of pancreatic cysts are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to the use of biomarkers from pancreatic cyst fluid to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis,...
US20140235948 METHOD FOR SINGLE-FIBER MICROSCOPY USING INTENSITY-PATTERN SAMPLING AND OPTIMIZATION-BASED RECONSTRUCTION  
A method for imaging an object with resolution that exceeds the number of spatial modes per polarization in a multimode fiber is disclosed. In some embodiments, the object is interrogated with a...
US20140235826 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...
US20140235726 METHOD OF IMPROVING COGNITION AND INCREASING DENDRITIC COMPLEXITY IN HUMANS WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFOR  
A method of improving cognition in a patient with Down syndrome, which entails administering one or more β2 adrenergic receptor agonists to the patient in an amount and with a frequency effective...
US20140235478 Measurement and Comparison of Immune Diversity by High-Throughput Sequencing  
High-throughput long read sequencing is used to perform immunogenomic characterization of expressed antibody repertoires in the context of vaccination. Informatic analysis allows global...
US20140235477 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...
US20140233395 ENERGY-EFFICIENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS VIA FEEDBACK  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for energy efficient communication based on feedback. A method may include sending a first message carried by a first...
US20140231620 IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGING METHOD WITH SINGLE SHOT COMPRESSED SENSING  
A CMOS image sensor includes a plurality of pixel elements arranged in a two-dimensional array, analog signal multiplexers, over-sampling A/D converters and an activation code generator. The...
8810246 Hybrid referenceless and multibaseline PRF-shift magnetic resonance thermometry  
Proton resonance frequency shift thermometry may be improved by combining multibaseline and referenceless thermometry.
8809272 Use of liposomal Wnt composition to enhance osseointegration  
Methods and compositions are provided for the therapeutic use of Wnt proteins, for enhancing bone growth and regeneration, including repair following injury, osseointegration of implants, and the...
8808516 Devices and methods for long-term intracellular access  
Nanoscale probes for forming stable, non-destructive seals with cell membranes. The probes, systems including these probes, and methods of fabricating and using the probes described herein may be...