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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...
9462941 Metamorphopsia testing and related methods  
A visual distortion test is disclosed using a sequence of binary interactions with a mobile device, in which segments of the grid having no distortions are eliminated, and the segments with...
US20160293787 Nanostructured window layer in solar cells  
A solar cell has a nanostructured window layer with planar p-n junction geometry. Preferably, metal grid mesas are used to provide lateral conductance and good electrical contacts. In addition to...
US20160293489 Laser liftoff of epitaxial thin film structures  
This work provides a new approach for epitaxial liftoff. Instead of using a sacrificial layer that is selectively etched chemically, the sacrificial layer selectively absorbs light that is not...
US20160290899 Functional Targeted Brain Endoskeletonization  
Compositions and methods are provided for TEMPEST (Target-Element Modification by Physical and Enduring Structural Transmutation), a method for creating durable structures in vivo in a cell-type...
US20160289852 BIFUNCTIONAL NON-NOBLE METAL OXIDE/CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLE ELECTROCATALYSTS THROUGH LITHIUM-INDUCED CONVERSION FOR OVERALL WATER-SPLITTING  
Described here is a method for improving the catalytic activity of an electrocatalyst, comprising subjecting the electrocatalyst to 1-10 galvanostatic lithiation/delithiation cycles, wherein the...
US20160289762 METHODS FOR PROFILIING AND QUANTITATING CELL-FREE RNA  
The invention generally relates to methods for assessing a neurological disorder by characterizing circulating nucleic acids in a blood sample. According to certain embodiments, methods for...
US20160289554 Two-Dimensional Perovskite Phosphor and Method of Formation  
Intrinsic broadband white-light emitting phosphors and a solution-state method for producing them are disclosed. Emitters in accordance with the present invention include layered perovskite-based...
US20160287240 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...
US20160287232 SURGICAL DEVICE AND METHODS  
A system and method for abdominal surgery is disclosed. The system can have one or more end effectors that can be attached to an introducer and/or tray and inserted into the abdomen through a...
9458506 Markers for the detection of human embryo developmental quality  
Markers are provided for genetic and epigenetic diagnosis of embryos to determine those of which are more likely to be chromosomally normal and advance in development.
9458495 Methods and systems for assessment of clinical infertility  
Methods and computer-based systems for facilitating assessment of clinical infertility are provided. The methods and systems can be implemented to, for example, facilitate assessment of a subject...
9458208 Optically-based stimulation of target cells and modifications thereto  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated molecule...
9456794 Molecular imaging using radioluminescent nanoparticles  
Molecular imaging of radioluminescent nanoparticle probes injected into biological tissue is performed by irradiated the tissue with ionizing radiation to induce radioluminescence at optical...
US20160279270 Fluorescent magnetic nanoprobes, methods of making, and methods of use  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for nanoprobes, methods of imaging, methods of imaging a target, methods of making nanoprobes, and the like.
9454709 Method for rapid-multicontrast brain imaging  
A method for providing an image of a subject is provided. The plurality of Cartesian points is divided into a first group and a second group, wherein all of the Cartesian points in the first group...
9453774 Surface area-based pressure sensing  
Various aspects of the instant disclosure relate to pressure sensing methods and apparatuses. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a plurality of...
9453215 Cell line, system and method for optical control of secondary messengers  
A variety of methods, devices and compositions are implemented for light-activated molecules. One such method is implemented for generating secondary messengers in a cell. A nucleotide sequence...
9453065 Protein binding domains stabilizing functional conformational states of GPCRs and uses thereof  
The disclosure relates to the field of GPCR structure biology and signaling. In particular, it relates to protein binding domains directed against or capable of specifically binding to a...
US20160276585 GRAPHENE-INSERTED PHASE CHANGE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME  
Provided is a phase change memory device including a graphene layer inserted between a lower electrode into which heat flows and a phase change material layer, to prevent the heat from being...
US20160271214 METHODS OF TREATING HEART FAILURE WITH AGONISTS OF HYPOCRETIN RECEPTOR 2  
Methods of treating individuals for heart failure are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods of treating individuals for heart failure with agonists of hypocretin receptor 2....
US20160270696 Joint and Cartilage Diagnosis, Assessment and Modeling  
Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint and assessing cartilage loss, particularly in a human knee. The methods include converting an image such as an MRI to a...
9449249 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...
9448394 Arrayed dual axis confocal microscopes  
Various aspects as described herein are directed to apparatuses, methods, and systems including a sandwiched arrangement having a light-access port, a scanning mirror, an optics region, and a...
9445843 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...
US20160268464 ILLUMINATION AND RADIATIVE COOLING  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to providing and/or controlling electromagnetic radiation. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a...
US20160266245 BACKSCATTER ESTIMATION USING PROGRESSIVE SELF INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION  
Techniques for estimating one or more backscatter signals reflected from one or more objects are disclosed. In one example, a backscatter sensor includes, in part, a receiver for receiving a...
US20160262933 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...
US20160262914 METHODS, DEVICES, AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS  
Methods, compositions, and devices for treating a vascular aneurysm, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, are disclosed. In particular, the various embodiments relate to a method of treating an...
US20160262663 Determination of the coordinate transformation between an optical motion tracking system and a magnetic resonance imaging scanner  
Improved cross-calibration between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coordinates and optical tracking coordinates is provided. Initial calibration is performed with a calibration tool that includes...
9443056 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Phased whole genome genetic risk in a family quartet
 
An embodiment of the present invention is a methodology for prioritizing variants relevant to inherited Mendelian (“single gene”) disease syndromes according to disease phenotype, gene, and...
9442087 Organic thin-film transistor sensor arrangements  
A sensor includes an organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) that operates under low voltage conditions in an aqueous environment. According to an example embodiment, an OTFT includes an organic...
9441273 Non-invasive fetal genetic screening by digital analysis  
The present methods are exemplified by a process in which maternal blood containing fetal DNA is diluted to a nominal value of approximately 0.5 genome equivalent of DNA per reaction sample....
9441026 Polypeptides targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and alpha V beta 3 integrin  
Polypeptides comprising variant vascular endothelial growth factor sequences are provided. The polypeptides are useful in cancer imaging, cancer diagnosis, monitoring and treatment as well as...
US20160258023 DIFFERENTIAL METHYLATION LEVEL OF CPG LOCI THAT ARE DETERMINATIVE OF A BIOCHEMICAL REOCCURRENCE OF PROSTATE CANCER  
The present disclosure provides for and relates to the identification of novel biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer or the biochemical reoccurrence of prostate cancer. The...
US20160256499 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PRODUCING HEPATOCYTE-LIKE CELLS  
Methods are provided for producing a population of hepatocyte-like cells (iHeps) from a population of adipocyte-derived stem cells (ASCs). Aspects of the methods include placing a population of...
US20160256218 Perivascular Electroporation Device and Method for Extending Vascular Patency  
A system for performing perivascular electroporation of a blood vessel may include a tissue treatment device configured to contact and surround at least part of a circumference of an outer surface...
9435900 X-ray system utilizing alternating spectrum x-ray source in conjuction with a fixed spectrum separation filter approval  
An apparatus for x-ray imaging of an object is provided. An x-ray source for providing alternating x-ray spectrums is placed on a first side of the object. A spectrum separation fixed filter is...
9435898 Dedicated cardiac PET  
A detector is provided. A plurality of scintillation crystals is provided, where each scintillation crystal has a width, and wherein a first plurality of scintillation crystals is placed adjacent...
9434983 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...
9433750 Method of making and using an apparatus for a locomotive micro-implant using active electromagnetic propulsion  
Described is a locomotive implant for usage within a predetermined magnetic field. In one embodiment magnetohydrodynamics is used to generate thrust with a plurality of electrodes. In another...
9433689 Probes and methods of imaging non-Hodgkins lymphoma  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for labeled probes such as a 64Cu-FN3 probe (FN3 refers to fibronectin type 3 domain); methods of making labeled probes; pharmaceutical compositions...
US20160251490 METHODS FOR MODIFYING A HYDROPHOBIC POLYMER SURFACE AND DEVICES THEREOF  
Aspects of the invention include methods for modifying a surface of a non-porous hydrophobic polymer substrate having a backbone containing electrophilic linkages. In practicing methods according...
9428791 Probes of RNA structure and methods for using the same  
Methods for obtaining structural data from RNA in a sample, and RNA probes for performing the same, are provided. Methods of reversibly modifying RNA is a sample, in vitro or in vivo, and...
9428567 Antagonists of interleukin-2 receptor  
Novel human interleukin-2 (IL-2) muteins or variants thereof, and nucleic acid molecules and variants thereof are provided. Methods for producing these muteins as well as methods for stimulating...
US20160248113 Semi-Interpenetrating Network Method for Dimensionally Stabilizing Highly Charged Polyelectrolyte Membranes  
An anion transport membrane is provided, which is based on a linear polymer electrolyte with anion-exchange groups that mechanically reinforced by a covalently cross-linked network. The linear...