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US20130262325 Method and System for Delivering Digital Content  
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...
US20130262324 Method and System for an Interface for the Distribution of Digital Content  
Among other things, an embodiment of the present invention provides an interface for a user to interact with the web service of the present invention. In an embodiment, the user is presented with...
US20130262244 Method and System for Managing Licensing and Advertising Terms in the Distribution of Digital Content  
Among other things, the present invention provides an efficient rights management system that can accommodate many pricing and royalty rules so as to be able to deliver digital media to a consumer...
US20130262185 Method and System for Differential Pricing in the Distribution of Digital Content  
Among other things, the present invention provides an efficient rights management system that can accommodate complex licensing rules and differential pricing so as to be able to deliver digital...
US20130260389 BETA-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.
8548950 Method and system for data archiving  
Disclosed is a method and system for archiving data. A server computer (or any computing device) receives data transmitted over a network from a client computer, wherein at least some of the data...
8548283 Optical system having a photonic crystal structure and method of fabrication  
An optical structure includes an optical waveguide and at least one photonic crystal structure. The optical structure also includes a structural portion mechanically coupled to the optical...
8547475 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...
8546781 Nitrogen doped aluminum oxide resistive random access memory  
A resistive random access memory (RRAM) device is provided that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a resistance-change film disposed between the first electrode and the second...
8546513 Catalytic polymerization of polymers containing electrophiic linkages using nucleophilic reagents  
The disclosure relates to methods and materials useful for polymerizing a monomer. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosure provides a method for polymerizing a monomer containing a plurality...
8545814 Non-invasive localization of a light-emitting conjugate in a mammal  
Methods and compositions for detecting and localizing light originating from a mammal are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for targeting light emission to selected regions, as well as for...
US20130253010 Modulators of Aldhehyde 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...
US20130252835 METHODS FOR PROFILING AND QUANTITATING CELL-FREE RNA  
The invention generally relates to methods for assessing the health of a tissue by characterizing circulating nucleic acids in a biological sample. According to certain embodiments, methods for...
US20130252282 OPTICAL CONTROL OF PROTEIN ACTIVITY AND LOCALIZATION BY FUSION TO PHOTOCHROMIC PROTEIN DOMAINS  
Engineered fusion proteins comprising photochromic protein domains are disclosed. In particular, the inventors have constructed fusion proteins containing photoswitchable photochromic fluorescent...
US20130252251 METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND/OR PROGNOSIS OF INFLAMMATORY STATES  
A method for the diagnosis and/or prognosis of inflammatory states, and the use of at least one soluble receptor-binding (RBD), for the identification and quantication of the expression of membrane...
US20130251893 Macro-Structured High Surface Area Transparent Conductive Oxide Electrodes  
A method of forming a high surface area transparent conducting electrode is provided that includes depositing a transparent conducting thin film on a conductive substrate, where the transparent...
US20130251787 Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension with Leukotriene Inhibitors  
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be prevented in persons susceptible to the diseases and PAH patients can be treated by administering an effective dose of a leukotriene inhibitor. Suitable...
US20130249821 Method and System for Virtual Keyboard  
In an embodiment of the invention, a virtual Braille keyboard is disclosed that makes use of a touch-sensitive computing device. In an embodiment of the invention, a calibration procedure is...
8542956 Optical-fiber-compatible acoustic sensor  
An acoustic sensor includes a diaphragm having a reflective element. The sensor has an optical fiber positioned relative to the reflective element such that light emitted from the optical fiber is...
8541175 Detection of molecular interactions using a reduced affinity enzyme complementation reporter system  
Methods and compositions for detecting molecular interactions are provided. Aspects of the invention include the use of a reduced affinity enzyme complementation reporter system. Also provided are...
US20130246434 POPULATION CLUSTERING THROUGH DENSITY BASED MERGING  
A method and/or system for analyzing data using population clustering through density based merging.
US20130245505 Noninvasive Ultrasound-Based Retinal Stimulator: Ultrasonic Eye  
A retinal stimulation and prosthetic device is provided that includes at least one ultrasonic transducer having a focused ultrasonic signal, where the focused ultrasonic signal includes an acoustic...
US20130245371 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CORONARY SINUS ACCESS  
Apparatus and methods for locating features within a body cavity using a catheter including proximal and distal ends, a transparent balloon carried on the distal end, and an optical imaging...
US20130244990 GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION  
The present disclosure provides methods for determining risk for depression, as well as compositions for use in such methods.
US20130244938 Relaxin Analogs  
Human relaxin analogs, polypeptide compositions related thereto, as well as nucleotide compositions encoding the same, are provided.
US20130244688 Method and System for Signal-based Localization  
In an embodiment of the present invention, a GraphSLAM-like algorithm for signal strength SLAM is presented. This algorithm as an embodiment of the present invention shares many of the benefits of...
US20130244326 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...
US20130244323 Systems, Methods and Compositions for Optical Stimulation of Target Cells  
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...
US20130244211 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING, ANALYZING, AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK FOR MOVEMENT IN MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPACE  
The present invention provides systems and methods that measure and analyze a user's movement during a specific activity, then provide immediate, focused feedback as to how the user can modify the...
US20130243848 NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLE DELIVERY METHODS, AND SYSTEMS OF DELIVERY  
In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to nanoparticles, compositions...
US20130240379 CHARGE PERTURBATION DETECTION SYSTEM FOR DNA AND OTHER MOLECULES  
Methods and apparatus for direct detection of chemical reactions are provided. Electric charge perturbations of the local environment during enzyme-catalyzed reactions are sensed by an electrode...
8538115 Coil compression for three dimensional autocalibrating parallel imaging with cartesian sampling  
A three dimensional image, in a phased array magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is provided. Three dimensional k-space data within an auto calibration signal (ACS) region and outside the ACS...
8537368 Method of detecting an acceleration  
A method detects an acceleration. The method includes providing a spatial mode filter positioned such that light emitted from the spatial mode filter is reflected by at least a portion of a...
8536378 Prostratin and structural or functional analogs thereof  
This invention concerns product and process to convert a hydroxyl group (bold in R3C—OH) in a tigliane-type compound to a hydrogen (bold in R3C—H) to obtain deoxytigliane-type compounds or str...
8536301 Engineered integrin binding peptides  
Engineered peptides that bind with high affinity (low equilibrium dissociation constant (Kd)) to the cell surface receptors of fibronectin (α5β1) or vitronectin (αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrins) are discl...
8536291 Hydrogel compositions and methods of preparation thereof  
Block copolymers include hydrophobic and hydrophilic blocks having repeating units derived from ring opening polymerization of one or more cyclic carbonate monomers. The carbonate monomers are...
8535946 Biomarker to measure drug efficacy in enteropathic disease  
The response of a patient with an enteropathic disease to therapy, particularly a candidate therapy in a clinical trial setting, is assessed by detecting the ability of the patient to metabolize an...
8535726 Supramolecular functionalization of graphitic nanoparticles for drug delivery  
Disclosed are nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes or other graphitic sheet materials having extended aromatic surfaces, which are used to deliver active agents such as drugs, labels or dyes...
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,...