Patents and Patent Applications from Stanford University


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US20160339425 Synchronous Universal Droplet Logic  
A magnetohydrodynamic force fluid logic controller is provided including a solid substrate, a fluid chamber disposed above the substrate, containing a fluid under test. It also includes an active...
US20160339256 MULTI-ELEMENT COUPLER FOR GENERATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY  
Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target...
US20160338730 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE PREVENTION OF INCISIONAL SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS  
A surgical access device for facilitating access through an incision to a surgical site in a patient's body has a pliable membrane which is configured to engage and expand the incision. The...
9502152 Method of selective separation of semiconducting carbon nanotubes, dispersion of semiconducting carbon nanotubes, and electronic device including carbon nanotubes separated by using the method  
According to example embodiments, a method includes dispersing carbon nanotubes in a mixed solution containing a solvent, the carbon nanotubes, and a dispersant, the carbon nanotubes including...
9498499 Imaging-aided gene therapy using mesenchymal stem cells as target-delivery vehicle  
Compositions and methods of use thereof encompass engineered mesenchymal stem cells as a vehicle to deliver secreted tissue necrosis factor-RGD4C fusion polypeptides for tumor treatment, thereby...
9498135 Microscopy imaging device with advanced imaging properties  
Systems, methods and devices are implemented for microscope imaging solutions. One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed toward an epifluorescence microscope. The microscope includes an...
US20160338186 Piezoelectric Particle Accelerator  
A particle accelerator is provided that includes a piezoelectric accelerator element, where the piezoelectric accelerator element includes a hollow cylindrical shape, and an input transducer,...
US20160335514 Mapping of Blood Vessels for Biometric Authentication  
Improved thermoacoustic imaging is provided by ensuring directional uniformity of the microwave excitation provided to the target being imaged. This directional uniformity can be quantified in...
US20160334477 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAR FOCUSING WITH AN ARRAY OF RF TRANSMITTERS  
A method for providing SAR focusing at a target in a body using an MRI system is provided. A computed pulse is provided at a lower power to the body. A MR thermometry is performed. A map is...
US20160333027 6,7-TRANS CEPHALOSPORIN-BASED PROBES FOR DETECTING BACTERIA EXPRESSING A METALLO-BETA-LACTAMASE  
The present invention discloses a probe useful for the selective detection of metallo-beta-lactamases, in particular carbapenemases, thereby distinguishing those species of bacteria that are...
US20160331239 Contact-free physiological monitoring during simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging  
Devices and methods to measure and visualize the cardiac and respiratory signal of a human or animal subject during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam are described. This includes a video...
9494777 Multi-foci laser scanning microscope and use of same for analyzing samples  
A multi-foci laser scanning microscope generates a set of time-multiplexed beams that are simultaneously scanned over multiple scan areas of the sample to be observed. A photodetector array...
9493555 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...
9490045 Self-healing composites and applications thereof  
A battery electrode includes an electrochemically active material and a binder covering the electrochemically active material. The binder includes a self-healing polymer and conductive additives...
9488971 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...
9488739 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...
9487802 Compositions and methods to treat latent viral infections  
Viral infection is a persistent cause of human disease. Guided nuclease systems target the genomes of viral infections, rendering the viruses incapacitated.
9486639 Trajectory-based deep-brain stereotactic transcranial magnetic stimulation  
The present invention provides for Stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) at predetermined locations with the brain or spinal cord and incorporates an array of electromagnets...
9486499 Administration of FGF9 for treatment of anxiety  
The present invention provides methods for diagnosing mental disorders. The invention also provides methods of identifying modulators of mental disorders as well as methods of using these...
US20160322517 Metal-dielectric hybrid surfaces as integrated optoelectronic interfaces  
An optoelectronic device has a hybrid metal-dielectric optoelectronic interface including an array of nanoscale dielectric resonant elements (e.g., nanopillars), and a metal film disposed between...
US20160320854 Type-Agnostic RF Signal Representations  
This document describes techniques and devices for type-agnostic radio frequency (RF) signal representations. These techniques and devices enable use of multiple different types of radar systems...
US20160320853 RF-Based Micro-Motion Tracking for Gesture Tracking and Recognition  
This document describes techniques for radio frequency (RF) based micro-motion tracking. These techniques enable even millimeter-scale hand motions to be tracked. To do so, radar signals are used...
US20160320373 Re-Usable Analyte Detector and Methods  
Devices and methods for detecting the presence of one or more analytes, such as biomolecules (FIG. 2). An analyte detection device includes at least two conductive structures disposed between...
US20160317193 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 or member having an unexpanded configuration and an expanded...
US20160317075 Novel diagnostic algorithm for acute kidney injury in hospitalized children  
We have developed a novel AKI diagnostic algorithm upon KID 2009 database. The KID is multi-featured and the AKI and non-AKI groups are highly imbalanced, making it challenging to describe them...
9480741 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...
9480715 Method to induce and expand therapeutic alloantigen-specific human regulatory T cells in large-scale  
Methods for inducing, expanding, and/or generating alloantigen-specific regulatory T cells. Alloantigen-specific regulatory T cells can be induced, expanded, and/or generated from naive CD4+CD25−...
9480658 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...
US20160315631 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL COMPRESSION  
In one respect, there is provided a method for analog-to-digital conversion. The method may include: receiving, at an analog-to-digital converter, an analog signal; determining, based on a total...
US20160312302 SINGLE CELL GENE EXPRESSION FOR DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF DRUG TARGETS  
Methods are provided for diagnosis and prognosis of disease by analyzing expression of a set of genes obtained from single cell analysis. Classification allows optimization of treatment, and...
US20160312207 R-SPONDIN ANTAGONISTS AND METHODS OF TREATING CANCER ASSOCIATED WITH ABERRANT ACTIVATION OF WNT SIGNALING  
Compositions and methods for treating cancer associated with aberrant activation of the Wnt signaling pathway are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to R-spondin antagonists...
US20160310764 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BEAM INTENSITY-MODULATION 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, electron source design, beam control and...
US20160310229 Devices and methods for trackable hearing protection in magnetic resonance imaging  
Hearing protection combined with head motion tracking for magnetic resonance (MR) procedures is provided. Trackable earplugs include an MR-visible sample combined with a passive resonant circuit....
9479685 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...
9477999 Low power programmable image processor  
A convolution image processor includes a load and store unit, a shift register unit, and a mapping unit. The load and store unit is configured to load and store image pixel data and allow for...
9474448 Microscopy imaging device with advanced imaging properties  
Systems, methods and devices are implemented for microscope imaging solutions. One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed toward an epifluorescence microscope. The microscope includes an...
US20160306021 QUANTITATIVE MRI MEASUREMENTS NEAR METAL OBJECTS  
A method for providing at least one measurement by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system of a tissue property or underlying tissue property in a region sufficiently close to a metal object, so...
US20160305987 Actively Calibrated Capacitively Coupled Electrostatic Device for High Voltage Measurement  
A method of estimating a line voltage is provided that includes configuring a capacitive probe to a power line, injecting a perturbation voltage onto the capacitive probe, where the perturbation...
US20160304936 QUANTIFICATION OF MUTANT ALLELES AND COPY NUMBER VARIATION USING DIGITAL PCR WITH NONSPECIFIC DNA-BINDING DYES  
Methods and reagents for performing digital PCR for detection and quantification of mutant alleles and copy number variation are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods using a...
US20160303396 Optical Tissue Interface Method and Apparatus For Stimulating Cells  
In one example, a system electrically stimulates target cells of a living animal using an elongated structure, a modulation circuit and a light pathway such as provided by an optical fiber...
US20160303386 MULTI-ELEMENT COUPLER FOR GENERATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY  
Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target...
US20160303385 MULTI-ELEMENT COUPLER FOR GENERATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY  
Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target...
US20160303259 PROBES AND METHODS OF IMAGING A BACTERIAL INFECTION  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for labeled probes such as labeled maltoside probes and labeled maltotriose probes, methods of making labeled probes, pharmaceutical compositions...
US20160303257 Tumour-Targeted Theranostic  
The present inventors have harnessed the targeting of nanoparticles to tumour sites, combined with the tumour site specific elevated MMP-14 activity within one conjugate to simultaneously deliver...
9472694 Composition and method for upconversion of light and devices incorporating same  
An up-converting electrode and a solar cell that combines the up-converting electrode are disclosed. The up-converting electrode comprises a material that up-converts light from longer wavelengths...
9471870 Brain-machine interface utilizing interventions to emphasize aspects of neural variance and decode speed and angle using a kinematics feedback filter that applies a covariance matrix  
A brain machine interface (BMI) for restoring performance of poorly performing decoders is provided. The BMI has a decoder for decoding neural signals for controlling the brain machine interface....
US20160298882 Heat-flux control and solid-state cooling by regulating chemical potential of photons in near-field electromagnetic heat transfer  
Solid state near-field radiative cooling from a cold emitter to a hot collector is provided. Two cases are considered. In the first case, the cold emitter is forward biased to drive heat flow from...
9465273 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...
9464275 Ex vivo culture, proliferation and expansion of intestinal epithelium  
Methods are provided for long term culture of mammalian intestinal cells. Cultures are initiated with fragments of mammalian intestinal tissue, which are then maintained embedded in a gel...
9464273 Pluripotent cell lines and methods of use thereof  
Methods of generating cell lines with a sequence variation or copy number variation of a gene of interest, methods of use thereof, and cell lines with a sequence variation or copy number variation...