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8509380 Inverse geometry volume computed tomography systems  
The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of x-ray sources for producing x-ray...
8508225 T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging using fast acquisition with double echo (FADE)  
A method of acquiring T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images is provided. The method includes acquiring a first image and a second image in a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, where...
8507588 PHBV/ground bone meal and pumice powder engineered biobased composite materials for construction  
A composite material includes a matrix composed of a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer and a filler composed of particles dispersed in the matrix. The particles are composed of naturally-derived...
8506954 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,...
8505544 Optically-implemented microsurgery system and approach  
According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a vibration-actuated microsurgical system includes an optical force detection arrangement having an optical encoding device configured...
US20130204068 Apparatus and Methods For Treating Pulmonary Hypertension  
A method is described for decreasing activity of at least one sympathetic nerve, nerve fiber or neuron innervating at least one blood vessel in the pulmonary vasculature of a patient to ameliorate...
US20130203777 Identification of Stabilizers of Multimeric Proteins  
Disclosed herein are compounds and compositions thereof which find use in increasing stability of TTR tetramers reducing its tendency to misfold and form aggregates. Also provided herein are...
US20130202649 ACTIVATION OF INNATE IMMUNITY FOR NUCLEAR REPROGRAMMING OF SOMATIC CELLS  
The nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells with non-integrating factors is shown to be greatly accelerated by activation of innate immune responses in the somatic cell. Methods of activating innate...
US20130202628 PRODUCTION AND THERAPEUTIC USES OF TH1-LIKE REGULATORY T CELLS  
A unique CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell population develops from naive CD4+CD25− T cells during a TH1 polarized immune response (called TH1-TR cells). These TH1-TR cells can be generated by c...
US20130200892 Flexible Ordering for Multiple Slice MRI  
A method of ordering slices for interleaved MRI is provided that includes selecting a number of interleaved slice locations (NS) each having a plurality of excitations (NE,S), where S is the slice...
US20130200431 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....
8504392 Automatic coding of patient outcomes  
Systems and methods can mine structured clinical event data in an electronic health record (EHR) system to determine patient outcomes. Mining the structured clinical event data instead of or in...
8501691 Methods for treatment of headaches by administration of oxytocin  
The present invention relates to methods for the treatment of headache and headache disorders. The methods comprise administration of an oxytocin peptide for the treatment of primary and secondary...
8501404 Gnaq mutations in melanoma  
The present invention provides methods of detecting mutations in a Gnaq gene in a melanocytic neoplasm for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. The invention further provides methods of treating...
8501367 Silver-copper-zinc catalyst for fuel cells and/or electrolyzers  
Silver-copper-zinc compositions are employed as catalysts, e.g., for fuel cell and/or electrolyzer applications. These compositions have been experimentally tested in solid oxide fuel cell and...
US20130197192 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...
US20130196907 Promoting Erythropoietin, Erythrocyte, and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Production By Activating HIF In OsteoBlasts  
Methods are provided for promoting the production of erythropoietin and the production of erythrocytes and hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. These methods find us in the treatment of...
US20130196861 MEASUREMENT AND COMPARISON OF IMMUNE DIVERSITY BY HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING  
A precise measurement of the immunological receptor diversity present in a sample is obtained by sequence analysis. Samples of interest are generally complex, comprising more than 102, 103, 104,...
US20130196435 STENCIL PATTERNING METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HIGHLY UNIFORM STEM CELL COLONIES  
A method for producing highly uniform cell colonies in a cell culture dish with the use of stencils made from an elastomeric sheet sized to fit within the cell culture dish, having a singular...
US20130195358 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING VISUAL SEARCH  
Various methods are described for improving the compression of location information during a visual search. One example method may comprise identifying one or more features of a source query image...
US20130193966 PHASE-SENSITIVE IMAGING OF MAGNETIZATION EXCHANGE AND ISOTOPE FLUX  
A method for imaging a substrate and product over time is provided. The substrate and product are magnetically tagged with at least one magnetic gradient where magnetically tagging provides a...
US20130193961 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PERTURBATIONS USING A SLOW-LIGHT FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSOR  
An optical device, a method of configuring an optical device, and a method of using a fiber Bragg grating is provided. The optical device includes a fiber Bragg grating, a narrowband optical...
8499361 Prototyping station for atomic force microscope-assisted deposition of nanostructures  
A localized nanostructure growth apparatus that has a partitioned chamber is provided, where a first partition includes a scanning probe microscope (SPM) and a second partition includes an atomic...
8498465 Accurate determination of the shape and localization of metallic object(s) in X-ray CT imaging  
A binary image reconstruction method is provided to identify metal objects in a computer tomography (CT) image. The method includes providing a suitably programmed computer, providing a CT image,...
8497385 Bryostatin analogues, synthetic methods and uses  
Biologically active compounds related to the bryostatin family of compounds, including methods of utilizing the same.
8496999 Field-aided preferential deposition of precursors  
Area selective atomic layer deposition is provided by a method including the following steps. First, a substrate is provided. Second, a tip of a scanning probe microscope (SPM) is disposed in...
8496650 Method and apparatus for photothermal therapy with adjustable spatial and/or temporal beam profile  
The safe therapeutic window for laser medicine tends to decrease as pulse length decreases. This problem is addressed by use of beam shapes and/or pulse shapes that improve temperature uniformity...
US20130189580 STRONGLY COUPLED INORGANIC-GRAPHENE HYBRID MATERIALS, APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Nanocarbon-based materials are provided in connection with various devices and methods of manufacturing. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a nanocarbon structure...
US20130189254 Inhibition of AXL/GAS6 Signaling in the Treatment of Disease  
Compositions and methods are provided for alleviating endometriosis, kidney disease, inflammatory disease and/or transplant rejection in a mammal by administering a therapeutic dose of a...
US20130186407 Single Lung/Lobe Ventilation Endotracheal Tube  
Techniques for single lung ventilation (SLV) include a hollow main tube with outer diameter sized to fit inside a bronchus of a patient. The length of the main tube is sufficient for a distal end...
8495760 Atomic force microscope manipulation of living cells  
Techniques for atomic force microscope manipulation of living cells include functionalizing a nanoscale tip of a microscale cantilever with a first ligand for a first receptor associated with a...
8494623 Method and apparatus for in-vivo physiological monitoring  
A method is provided that includes providing a monitoring apparatus including one or more modules within a target cavity or lumen of a body. The one or more modules are provided within the target...
8494312 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...
8492504 Catalytic depolymerization of polymers containing electrophilic linkages using nucleophilic reagents  
The disclosure relates to methods and materials useful for depolymerizing a polymer. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosure provides a method for depolymerizing a polymer containing...
8492115 Cell-free synthesis of membrane bound polypeptides  
Methods are provided for the utilization of bacterial cell-free extracts in the synthesis of high yields of membrane-associated polypeptides.
8491897 Treatment of neuropathic pain using anti-thrombospondin antibodies  
The present invention describes methods and compositions for modulating synaptogenesis and axon and/or dendritic growth. The methods include the use of agents that modulate a thrombospondin and/or...
8491665 Skin stretch tactile feedback device  
The tactile feedback device of the preferred embodiments includes at least one skin contact pad; at least one actuator designed to move the at least one skin contact pad and attached to the at...
US20130185210 Method and System for Making Digital Payments  
Among other things, the present disclosure describes an authentication system that leverage a mobile phone to improve the security of web logins and web payments on a personal computer. The...
US20130185097 MEDICAL SCORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Systems and methods for generating a medical score are disclosed. In some embodiments, an accurate medical score is generated within a relatively short period of time. The medical score can be...
US20130184817 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...
US20130184680 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...
US20130184629 SKIN TREATMENT DEVICES AND METHODS WITH PRE-STRESSED CONFIGURATIONS  
Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a...
US20130184535 EXPANDABLE TISSUE RETRACTION DEVICES  
A surgical access device facilitates access to a surgical site within a patient's body through an incision in the body. Surgical access devices can have a first retention member and a second...
US20130184518 MECHANICAL BIOMARKERS FOR OOCYTE AND EMBRYO VIABILITY  
Provided are methods for the determination of the viability of a mammalian embryo or a potential embryo generated from a mammalian oocyte, comprising applying a mechanical stimulus to the embryo or...
US20130180914 Long-term Sequestration of Uranium in Iron-Rich and Iron-Enriched Sediment  
In situ formation of U(VI)-Fe(III) oxides and hydroxides can provide effective uranium remediation. The reason for this is that such compounds can effectively sequester uranium, even in the (VI)...
8486257 Blood glucose sensing  
An oxidative peak in a cathodic scan is observed in the cyclic voltammetry of glucose at gold electrodes, its peak current density being proportional to glucose concentration in a wide potential...
8486110 Spinal implant and method for restricting spinal flexion  
A spinal implant system for restricting flexion of a spine includes an elongate band proportioned to engage at least two spinous processes. During use, the band is positioned engaging the spinous...
8484836 Flexible network  
An integrated circuit connector is extendable for a variety of applications. In connection with various embodiments, an electrical connector has first and second ends connected to respective...
US20130179375 Signal Detection Algorithms to Identify Drug Effects and Drug Interactions  
An algorithm according to an embodiment of the present invention provides for latent signal detection of adverse events. Embodiments infer the presence of adverse drug events from large...
US20130178710 SYSTEMS FOR THE PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS  
A surgical access system facilitates access to a surgical site within a patient's body through an incision in the body. Surgical access systems can have at least one retention member and a fluid...