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US20160068803 Production of tailored PHA copolymers with methane and added co-substrates  
A method of producing polyhydroxyalkanoic acid (PHA)-producing biomass that includes using a first bioreactor for growth of methanotrophic biomass, flushing the methanotrophic biomass with a...
US20160066963 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 having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein...
9281415 Pressure sensing apparatuses and methods  
Sensors, sensing arrangements and devices, and related methods are provided. In accordance with an example embodiment, an impedance-based sensor includes a flexible dielectric material and...
9281091 Method and structure for plasmonic optical trapping of nano-scale particles  
Methods and article for optically trapping nano-sized objects by illuminating a coaxial plasmonic aperture are disclosed.
9280003 Multimode fiber for spatial scanning  
A method for imaging a scan region by controlling at least one of the relative phase and relative amplitude of multiple optical modes propagating through a multimode optical fiber to control the...
9278159 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...
US20160060655 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.
9275844 Apparatus and method for nanoflow liquid jet and serial femtosecond x-ray protein crystallography  
Techniques for nanoflow serial femtosecond x-ray protein crystallography include providing a sample fluid by mixing a plurality of a first target of interest with a carrier fluid and injecting the...
9274099 Screening test drugs to identify their effects on cell membrane voltage-gated ion channel  
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...
9273313 Activation of quiescent stem cells  
Compositions and methods are provided for altering the activation of quiescent stem cells by modulating activity of the microRNA miR-489.
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Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 modulators and methods of use thereof
 
The present invention provides compounds that function as modulators of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) activity; and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds. The...
9271674 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...
9271493 Methods for microbial biofilm destruction  
Compositions and methods for the dissolution of a microbial biofilm are provided, where the method comprises contacting a microbiofilm with an effective dose of a curcumin derivative as a biofilm...
US20160054397 Correlated double sampling for noise reduction in magnetoresistive sensors and sensor arrays  
Correlated double sampling (CDS) for magnetoresistive (MR) sensors is provided. Here the MR sensor output is sampled at two closely spaced times. The first sample is MR signal+baseline+noise and...
US20160051195 SKIN-CONFORMAL SENSORS  
Various aspects as described herein are directed to skin-conformal sensor devices and methods of using the same. As consistent with one or more embodiments, a sensor device includes an upper...
9269633 Method for forming gate electrode with depletion suppression and tunable workfunction  
Semiconductor device performance is improved via a gate structure having a tunable effective workfunction and reduced gate depletion effects. According to an example embodiment, the design...
9267963 Interferometric atomic-force microscopy device and method  
A high-bandwidth AFM probe having a diffraction grating characterized by a diffraction characteristic that monotonically changes along the length of the diffraction grating is disclosed. AFM...
9267943 Apparatus for magnetic separation of cells  
Described here is an automated robotic device that isolates circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or other biological structures with extremely high purity. The device uses powerful magnetic rods covered...
9267174 Method of simultaneously screening for multiple genotypes and/or mutations  
The invention provides a non-invasive technique for the differential detection of multiple genotypes and/or mutations for a plurality of target genes in a biological sample containing genetic...
9266947 Inhibition of AXL signaling in anti-metastatic therapy  
Compositions and methods are provided for alleviating cancer in a mammal by administering a therapeutic dose of a pharmaceutical composition that inhibits activity of AXL protein activity, for...
9266725 Nanotube structures, methods of making nanotube structures, and methods of accessing intracellular space  
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 methods of making a structure...
9265845 Imaging methods using 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...
9265788 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...
9265413 i-DDrOP: Interfacial dewetting and drainage optical platform  
An interfacial dewetting and drainage optical platform (i-DDrOP) is provided which is an instrument that can quantify drainage and dewetting processes of in vitro model tear films covering contact...
US20160049291 METHOD OF FORMING THIN FILM OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE  
Provided is a method of forming a thin film of a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a precursor layer on a surface of a substrate by supplying a precursor gas into a chamber,...
US20160049217 SEAL-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...
US20160049215 METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR PLASMONIC OPTICAL TRAPPING OF NANO-SCALE PARTICLES  
Methods and article for optically trapping nano-sized objects by illuminating a coaxial plasmonic aperture are disclosed.
US20160048753 Multiplicative recurrent neural network for fast and robust intracortical brain machine interface decoders  
A brain machine interface (BMI) to control a device is provided. The BMI has a neural decoder, which is a neural to kinematic mapping function with neural signals as input to the neural decoder...
9263524 Semiconductor materials, apparatuses and methods  
Various methods and apparatuses involving salt-based compounds and related doping are provided. In accordance with one or more embodiments, a salt-based material is introduced to a semiconductor...
9259513 Photocatalytic disinfection of implanted catheters  
An implantable catheter is provided that may be disinfected without removal from the body of a patient, using a photocatalytic method to activate a reaction on the catheter surface that generates...
US20160041652 INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHODS  
Input devices are provided. In accordance with an example embodiment, an input device includes an interface layer that flexes in response to pressure, a plurality of sense electrodes, a dielectric...
US20160041185 Methods of Detecting Complement Fixing and Non-Complement Fixing Antibodies and Systems for Practicing the Same  
Provided are methods for simultaneously determining the presence or absence of complement-fixing antibody (CFAb) and non-complement-fixing antibody (non-CFAb) in a biological sample in a single...
US20160039792 ACTIVITY-BASED PROBE COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE  
Activity-based probe compounds for use in labeling a cysteine protease are provided. The compounds are targeted to the protease through a specific targeting element. The compounds additionally...
US20160039756 BENZYL UREA DERIVATIVES FOR ACTIVATING TGF-BETA SIGNALING  
Compositions and methods for treatment and prevention of disorders and conditions characterized by reduced TGF-B signaling are described. In particular, the compositions and methods are useful for...
9255335 Catalysts for low temperature electrolytic CO2 reduction  
A method for electrochemically reducing CO2 is provided. A cathode is provided, wherein the cathode comprises a conductive substrate with a catalyst of a metal and a metal oxide based coating on a...
9255300 Compositions and methods for modulating activity of capped small RNAS  
Compositions and methods for modulating transcription by RNA polymerases are described.
9254505 Method for manufacturing nanowire meshes  
A variety of methods, devices, systems and arrangements are implemented involving nanowire meshes. One such method is implemented to include synthesizing metal nanowires in a solution containing a...
US20160033524 Methods of Detecting Donor-Specific Antibodies and Systems for Practicing the Same  
Provided are methods for determining the presence or absence of donor specific antibodies in a biological sample. The methods include mixing a cellular sample from a donor with a biological sample...
US20160033415 DEVICE AND METHODS OF DETECTION OF AIRBORNE AGENTS  
Provided are methods, devices and systems that utilize free-surface fluidics and SERS for analyte detection with high sensitivity and specificity. The molecules can be airborne agents, including...
US20160030510 METHODS OF TREATING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND OTHER TAUOPATHIES WITH INHIBITORS OF MICROTUBULE AFFINITY REGULATING KINASE  
Methods of treating Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods of treating Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies with inhibitors...
9253511 Systems and methods for performing multi-modal video datastream segmentation  
Systems and methods are described that can provide users with personalized video content feeds. In several embodiments, a multi-modal segmentation process is utilized that relies upon cues derived...
9249460 Methods for obtaining a sequence  
The invention generally relates to methods for obtaining a sequence, such as a consensus sequence or a haplotype sequence. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve determining an...
9249234 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...
9249200 Expression vector comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a Volvox carteri light-activated ion channel protein (VChR1) and implantable device thereof  
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...
9248149 Methods for treating a neoplastic disease in a subject using inorganic selenium-containing compounds  
The invention features methods and selenium-containing compositions for treating a neoplastic disease in a subject. In particular, the invention features methods for enhancing sensitivity of a...
9248051 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...
9248049 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...
US20160025914 Dielectric Metasurface Optical Elements  
A dielectric gradient metasurface optical device provides optical wavefront shaping using an ultrathin (less than 100 nm thick) layer of nanoscale geometric Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical...
US20160025701 Method to sort cells on the basis of radionuclide uptake  
A method of sensing radionuclides in cells is provided that includes exposing a cell of interest to a radiolabeled molecule, encapsulating the cell of interest with a chemical sensor in an...
US20160024579 NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF FETAL INHERITANCE OF PARENTAL HAPLOTYPES AT THE GENOME-WIDE SCALE  
The present invention provides a method, device and a computer program for haplotyping single cells, such that a sample taken from a pregnant female, without directly sampling the fetus, provides...