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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,...
8523904 Methods and systems for constraint of spinous processes with attachment  
Spinal implants for limiting flexion of the spine are implanted between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process or sacrum. The implants include upper straps which are placed over...
US20130226616 Method and System for Examining Practice-based Evidence  
An embodiment of the present invention provides methods for examining practice-based evidence for clinical risk. An embodiment can take a retrospective view of medical information collected in...
US20130226548 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYSIS TO BUILD PREDICTIVE MODELS FROM MICROSCOPIC CANCER IMAGES  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards methods, apparatus, and systems that predict a survival outcome for a patient using a prognostic model and cancer tissue image data from the...
US20130226018 NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC MONITOR AND METHODS OF USING CONTINUOUSLY RECORDED CARDIAC DATA  
Embodiments of the invention provide methods of obtaining continuous cardiac information from a mammal. First, attach a self-contained, wearable, portable continuous cardiac monitor to he mammal to...
US20130225435 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYSIS OF SINGLE CELLS  
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...
US20130225431 ASSESSMENT OF CELLULAR FRAGMENTATION DYNAMICS FOR DETECTION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC ANEUPLOIDY  
Methods of evaluating the developmental potential of human embryos are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods of detecting embryonic aneuploidy by assessment of cellular...
US20130224821 Light-Activated Chimeric Opsins and Methods of Using the Same  
Provided herein are compositions comprising light-activated chimeric proteins expressed on plasma membranes and methods of using the same to selectively depolarize excitatory or inhibitory neurons.
US20130224259 Dimethylarginine Dimethylaminohydrolase Inhibitors and Methods of Use Thereof  
The present disclosure provides DDAH modulators. Thus, the present disclosure provides a method of treating a patient suffering from a disorder characterized by excessive NO production and/or...
US20130224122 MAGNETOTATIC BACTERIA MRI POSITIVE CONTRACT ENHANCEMENT AGENT AND METHODS OF USE  
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is enhanced by contrast agents such as superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) particles that resemble magnetite particles produced by magnetotactic bacteria....
US20130222393 Method and System for Interactive Layout  
In an embodiment of the present invention, an interactive system employs sets of interior design guidelines. In an embodiment, the user begins by specifying the shape of a room and the set of...
8521730 Scoring documents in a linked database  
A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a...
8520988 Microresonator optical switch having nanoparticles and method of optical switching  
An optical switch includes a microresonator comprising a plurality of silicon nanoparticles within a silicon-rich silicon oxide layer. The microresonator further includes an optical coupler...
8518713 Self-illuminating dot systems and methods of use thereof  
Generally, conjugate systems, self-illuminating quantum dot conjugates, methods of detecting a target in a host, methods of treating a disease in a host, and the like, are described herein.
US20130215805 Systems and Methods for Full-Duplex Signal Shaping  
The current subject matter relates to a system and a method for processing signals. The system can include a transmitting antenna for transmitting a signal over a plurality of wireless spectrum...
US20130215733 SPECULATIVE RESERVATION FOR ROUTING NETWORKS  
Aspects relate to methods, devices and manufacturing relating to routing networks including a method for routing data units. The data units are individually routable through a routing network. A...
US20130215431 OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR  
A method for increasing the imaging rate for an optical coherence tomography system is disclosed. The method comprises generating an interferometric signal by interrogating each of M object points...
8515058 Bootstrappable homomorphic encryption method, computer program and apparatus  
Embodiments of the present invention describe a fully homomorphic encryption scheme using a “bootstrapable” homomorphic encryption scheme that evaluate a function ƒ when ƒ is the encryption schem...
8513804 Nanotube-based electrodes  
Transparent electrodes are manufactured. In accordance with various example embodiments, a transparent electrode is manufactured by generating a solution including a composite material having...
8513208 Transient expression of immunomodulatory polypeptides for the prevention and treatment of autoimmune disease, allergy and transplant rejection  
A method is provided for treating or preventing an undesired immune response in a patient, comprising: administering to said patient, cells that transiently express, and/or that are transfected...
US20130210897 MINI-INTRONIC PLASMID VECTORS  
Compositions and methods are provided for achieving persistent, high level expression of transgenes in vitro and in vivo. Aspects of the invention include vectors comprising an intronic cassette...