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US20140093997 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM  
A method of manufacturing an organic semiconductor thin film includes coating an organic semiconductor solution on a substrate, and shearing the organic semiconductor solution in a direction that...
US20140092467 Ultrabright long biphoton generation with non-linear optical material  
Improved production of entangled photon pairs (biphotons) via spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC) is provided. In one aspect, forward-wave SPDC is performed in a monolithic resonator...
US20140090981 FLOW CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUSES  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to the flow of analytes, particles or other materials. As consistent with one or more embodiments described herein, an apparatus includes a membrane...
US20140090870 NANOWIRE APPARATUSES AND METHODS  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses and methods involving nanowires having junctions therebetween. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes first...
8685956 Compositions and methods for reducing the risk of agent-induced liver toxicity  
The present disclosure relates generally to a pharmaceutical compositions and methods of reducing acetaminophen-induced liver toxicity. The disclosure includes pharmaceutical compositions including...
8685938 Methods to enhance T-cell mediated immune response  
The present invention provides methods for restoring or enhancing T cell mediated immune response in individuals of middle and advanced age.
US20140088479 FOOT PLATFORM  
The therapeutic system of the preferred embodiments includes a foot platform having a lateral segment and a medial segment. The foot platform is coupled to the foot of the patient and supports the...
US20140087376 METHODS OF DETECTING ANEUPLOIDY IN HUMAN EMBRYOS  
Methods, compositions and kits for determining the developmental potential of one or more embryos or pluripotent cells and/or the presence of chromosomal abnormalities in one or more embryos or...
US20140086901 Inhibition of Post-Radiation Tumor Growth  
Compositions and methods for inhibiting the growth of solid tumors following radiation treatment are described. The compositions and methods target matrix metalloproteinases and bone marrow-derived...
US20140086497 Method and System for Optimizing Accuracy-Specificity Trade-offs in Large Scale Visual Recognition  
As visual recognition scales up to ever larger numbers of categories, maintaining high accuracy is increasingly difficult. Embodiment of the present invention include methods for optimizing...
8682594 Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by sequencing  
Disclosed is a method to achieve digital quantification of DNA (i.e., counting differences between identical sequences) using direct shotgun sequencing followed by mapping to the chromosome of...
8681897 Dynamic digital communication system control  
Control of a digital communication system having a plurality of communication lines on which signals are transmitted and received is implemented using a variety of methods and systems. According to...
8681339 Optical sensor having a non-negligible source coherence length  
An optical sensor, a method of configuring an optical sensor, and a method of using an optical sensor are provided. The optical sensor includes an optical loop having a length and a laser source...
8680064 ShRNA gene therapy for treatment of ischemic heart disease  
Short hairpin RNA (shRNA) interference therapy targeting hypoxia inducible factor—lot (HIF-1 α) prolyl-4-hydroxylase protein (HIF-PHD2) is used for treatment of myocardial ischemia. This tr...
8679984 Method of manufacturing electric device, array of electric devices, and manufacturing method therefor  
An example embodiment relates to a method of manufacturing an array of electric devices that includes attaching a platform including a micro-channel structure to a substrate. The method includes...
8679858 Lanthanide mass dots: nanoparticle isotope tags  
Compositions and methods are provided for the use of nanoparticles, which may be referred to herein as mass dots, as mass tags for probes such as antibodies, aptamers, nucleic acids, etc. in...
8679832 Detection of protein translocation by beta-galactosidase reporter fragment complementation  
Methods and compositions are provided for detecting molecular translocations, particularly protein translocations within and between sub-cellular compartments, using at least two components that...
8679499 Methods for relieving asthma-associated airway hyperresponsiveness  
Molecules that interact with the NKT cell antigen receptor and its counterpart antigen presenting molecule, but which inhibit the NKT cell immune function, are administered to a patient. Conditions...
8679190 Hydrogel arthroplasty device  
An arthroplasty device is provided having an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) hydrogel that is strain-hardened by swelling and adapted to be held in place in a joint by conforming to a bone...
US20140082758 Control and Characterization of Psychotic States  
Provided herein are methods of inducing psychosis in animals using light-responsive opsins and methods of identifying or screening compounds that may be useful in treating psychosis.
US20140081248 Patterned Laser Treatment  
Patterned laser treatment of the retina is provided. A visible alignment pattern having at least two separated spots is projected onto the retina. By triggering a laser subsystem, doses of laser...
US20140079630 CARBON NANOTUBES FOR IMAGING AND DRUG DELIVERY  
The invention provides compositions and methods for visualizing particular tissues and delivering one or more therapeutics to that tissue using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), which are...
US20140079188 Photo Emitter X-Ray Source Array (PeXSA)  
A photo-emitter x-ray source is provided that includes a photocathode electron source, a laser light source, where the laser light source illuminates the photocathode electron source to emit...
US20140076819 Magnetically Separable Synthetic Nanoparticles for Water Treatment  
New multifunctional synthetic nanoparticles are adapted for water treatment, with environmentally-functional layers, optional capping layers, and synthetic antiferromagnetic cores. With high...
8675876 Differential phase shift keying quantum key distribution  
Differential phase shift (DPS) quantum key distribution (QKD) is provided, where the average number of photons per transmitted pulse is predetermined such that the secure key generation rate is...
8675105 Learning of image processing pipeline for digital imaging devices  
A learning technique is provided that learns how to process images by exploiting the spatial and spectral correlations inherent in image data to process and enhance images. Using a training set of...
8673904 Epoxide inhibitors of cysteine proteases  
Provided herein are novel epoxide inhibitors of cysteine proteases, compositions comprising the epoxide inhibitors, and packaged pharmaceuticals. Also provided are methods of inhibiting a...
8673637 Human multipotent germ line stem cells expressing a germ line marker and a pluripotency marker produced by co-culture of testicular tissue  
A method of in vitro maturation of adult human germ line cells in an artificial biological environment, which entails: a) isolating human spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), and optionally purifying...
US20140073832 ANTI-TUMOR T CELL IMMUNITY INDUCED BY HIGH DOSE RADIATION  
Cancer treatment is provided, by irradiating an individual with a localized, high single dose or short course of doses at a primary tumor site; collecting T cells from the individual after a period...
US20140073568 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...
US20140073531 NANO-SENSOR ARRAY  
In one embodiment, a method is provided for the manufacture of a nano-sensor array. A base having a sensing region is provided along with a plurality of nano-sensors. Each of the plurality of...
US20140073525 DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC USES OF LONG NON-CODING RNAS FOR CANCER AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE  
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and methods of using them diagnostically and therapeutically for treatment of cancer, stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine are disclosed. In particular, the...
US20140073518 FUSION PROTEINS COMPRISING AN ENGINEERED KNOTTIN PEPTIDE AND USES THEREOF  
The present disclosure presents a general approach to engineering existing protein-protein interactions through domain addition and evolution. The disclosure teaches the creation of novel fusion...
8669015 Solid-state fuel cell including anode and cathode chemical electrolyte protection layers and a hydrogen ion conductive solid oxide dense film  
A solid-state fuel cell includes: an anode; an anode side chemical electrolyte protection layer disposed on the anode; a hydrogen ion conductive solid oxide film disposed on the anode side chemical...
US20140066469 TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH INFLAMMATION  
Compositions and methods are provided for preventing or treating the pre-clinical early-stages of inflammatory diseases, including autoimmune diseases, degenerative inflammatory diseases, metabolic...
US20140065169 Methods of Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia by Blocking CD47  
Methods are provided to manipulate phagocytosis of cancer cells, including e.g. leukemias, solid tumors including carcinomas, etc.
US20140065143 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...
US20140064654 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...
US20140062255 PIEZOELECTRIC APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREFOR  
Various aspects as described herein are directed to piezoelectric materials. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a nanomaterial and structures coupled to the...
8666201 Photonic crystal sensor  
This invention relates to an optical sensor element comprising a photonic crystal constituted by a membrane of a chosen transparent material, the membrane being provided with a number of defined...
8663648 Agents for treatment of HCV and methods of use  
An amphipathic helix at the approximate N-terminus of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural proteins mediates the association of these proteins with cytoplasmic membranes in infected cells. This...
US20140058217 MOTION ARTIFACT MITIGATION METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PULSE PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward devices, apparatus, and methods for interfacing a PPG apparatus with the skin surface of a patient and sensing artifacts due to surface motion...
US20140058065 FAR-RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS WITH IMPROVED DETECTABILITY BY RED EXCITATION LIGHT  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards far-red monomeric fluorescent proteins that have a high level of brightness such that the proteins are visible over the autofluorescence...
US20140057247 METHOD OF PREPARING RNA FROM RIBONUCLEASE-RICH SOURCES  
Methods for preparing RNA from ribonuclease-rich sources while avoiding RNA degradation are described. The lysis protocol for ribonuclease-containing samples is performed at high pH to accelerate...
US20140056929 IMMUNOMODULATION BY CONTROLLING INTERFERON-GAMMA LEVELS WITH THE LONG NON-CODING RNA NeST  
Compositions and methods of modulating an immune response by controlling levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) production by leukocytes are disclosed. Adjustment of IFN-γ levels is achieved by i...
8658594 Peptide inhibitors of protein kinase C  
PKC V5 isozyme-specific peptides are described. The sequences and compositions comprising the sequences are useful for treating disease states associated with the PKC isozyme from which they are...
8658290 Use of halogenated phthalocyanines  
The present invention relates to the use of halogenated phthalocyanines as charge transport materials and/or as absorber materials.
8658159 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− T...
US20140051597 Antibody Biomarkers for Diabetes  
Methods are provided for determining whether a subject has a diabetes phenotype. In practicing the subject methods, a sample, e.g., a blood sample, from a subject is analyzed for the presence of...
US20140051583 Noninvasive Diagnosis of Fetal Aneuploidy by Sequencing  
Disclosed is a method to achieve digital quantification of DNA (i.e., counting differences between identical sequences) using direct shotgun sequencing followed by mapping to the chromosome of...