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9527912 Prevention of immunological rejection of transplanted stem cells by leukocyte costimulatory molecule blockade  
Compositions and methods are provided for transplantation of pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells derived therefrom.
US20160372694 DEPOSITION AND POST-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS  
In one embodiment, a method is provided for fabrication of a semitransparent conductive mesh. A first solution having conductive nanowires suspended therein and a second solution having...
US20160372296 Multi-Frequency Klystron Designed for High Efficiency  
A multi-frequency klystron has an electron gun which generates a beam, a circuit of bunch-align-collect (BAC) tuned cavities that bunch the beam and amplify an RF signal, a collector where the...
US20160370386 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CELL LEVITATION AND MONITORING  
Magnetic cell levitation and cell monitoring systems and methods are disclosed. A method for separating a heterogeneous population of cells is performed by placing a microcapillary channel...
US20160367987 Integrated Multi-modal Imaging and Sensing Techniques to Enable Portable, Label-free, High-specificity, and Scalable Biosensors  
An analyte monitoring device is provided that includes a microfluidic channel, where the microfluidic channel is configured for holding a sample under test, an electromagnetic excitation source...
9522288 Upconversion of light for use in optogenetic methods  
Provided herein are compositions comprising lanthanide-doped nanoparticles which upconvert electromagnetic radiation from infrared or near infrared wavelengths into the visible light spectrum....
9521982 Computed tomography system with dynamic bowtie filter  
A CT apparatus for scanning an object is provided. An x-ray source is provided, wherein the x-ray source provides a collimated x-ray beam with a cross-section. A plurality of attenuation elements...
US20160361446 Targeted Photoacoustic Compounds, Formulations, And Uses Thereof  
Provided herein are targeted photoacoustic compounds and formulations thereof that can contain a photoacoustic signaling moiety operatively coupled to a targeting moiety. Also provided herein are...
9520563 Patterning of organic semiconductor materials  
Organic semiconductor material can be patterned from a solution onto a substrate by selectively wetting the substrate with the solution while applying a mechanical disturbance (such as stirring...
9520260 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...
9518299 Apparatus and methods for parallel processing of micro-volume liquid reactions  
Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for conducting multiple simultaneous micro-volume chemical and biochemical reactions in an array format. In one embodiment, the format comprises an...
9516824 Method for modulating the number of archesporial cells in a developing anther  
Certain embodiments provide a method of altering the number of archesporial cells in a developing anther of a plant in certain embodiments, the method comprises exposing the anther to...
US20160357917 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...
US20160354116 Intravascular Magnetic Wire for Detection, Retrieval or Elimination of Disease-Associated Biomarkers and Toxins  
A medical device and method for detection, retrieval or elimination of disease-associated toxins and biomarkers is provided. A plurality of magnets is arranged within a flexible sheath forming a...
9516291 Television systems incorporating separate A/V processing systems and television displays  
Television systems are disclosed that incorporate separate A/V processing systems and television displays. The television displays can receive video driving signals wirelessly from the A/V...
9515774 Energy-efficient wireless communications via feedback  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for energy efficient communication based on feedback. A method may include sending a first message carried by a first...
9514380 Method for image processing and an apparatus  
The disclosure relates to a method in which one or more local descriptors relating to an interest point of an image are received. A global descriptor is determined for the image on the basis of...
9513357 Comprehensive cardiovascular analysis with volumetric phase-contrast MRI  
Processing techniques of volumetric anatomic and vector field data from volumetric phase-contrast MRI on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system are provided to evaluate the physiology of the...
9512194 Modified IL-13 polypeptides  
Variant IL-13 polypeptides are provided, which are engineered to have one or more of the following properties: (a) altered affinity for IL-13Rα2, relative to the native human IL-13 protein; (b)...
9511206 Anchoring nerve block catheter  
The invention relates to medical devices and, particularly, catheter medical devices. In an aspect is a nerve block catheter system comprising a dual-sheath catheter comprising an inner sheath and...
9511086 Method for improving immune system function by administering agents that inhibit DNA-dependent protein kinase-directed apoptosis  
Methods and compositions for improving immune system function are provided. These methods find particular use in improving immune system function in individuals with a condition in which naïve...
9511057 Methods for treating denervation-induced muscle atrophy  
The present invention provides methods for the treatment of denervation-induced skeletal muscle atrophy, and generally, denervation-induced skeletal muscle degeneration diseases using agents that...
US20160351790 ELECTROSTRICTIVE ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD  
Provided is a method of manufacturing an electrostrictive element by which an electrostrictive element including an expandable and contradictable film electrode having a thin and uniform thickness...
US20160351784 ELECTROSTRICTIVE ELEMENT  
The present invention provides an electrostrictive element capable of preventing breakdown of a dielectric film. An electrostrictive element 1 includes a dielectric film 2 composed of an...
US20160349346 INTRINSIC NAVIGATION FROM VELOCITY-ENCODING GRADIENTS IN PHASE-CONTRAST MRI  
A method for an object in a magnetic resonance image (MRI) system for providing at least one velocity indicative magnetic resonance image (MRI) with motion correction of the object is provided....
US20160348116 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING VIRAL GENOME AMOUNTS IN A TARGET CELL  
Methods and compositions for reducing viral genome amounts in a target cell are provided. In the subject methods, the activity of a miRNA is inhibited in a manner sufficient to reduce the amount...
US20160348103 Oligonucleotides and Methods for Treatment of Cardiomyopathy Using RNA Interference  
Compositions and methods for treating cardiomyopathy using RNA interference are disclosed. In particular, embodiments of the invention relate to the use of oligonucleotides for treatment of...
US20160347842 PROTEIN BINDING DOMAINS STABILIZING FUNCTIONAL CONFORMATIONAL STATES OF GPCRS AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention relates to the field of GPCR structure biology and signaling. In particular, the present invention relates to protein binding domains directed against or capable of...
US20160346568 DEVICE AND METHOD TO TREAT VAGINAL ATROPHY  
A method of treating vaginal tissue atrophy in a female subject, the method including the steps of engaging an energy delivery element with tissue in or around the subject's vagina; applying...
9509028 Microbial batteries with re-oxidizable solid-state electrodes for conversion of chemical potential energy into electrical energy  
A microbial battery is provided. At the anode, microbial activity provides electrons to an external circuit. The cathode is a solid state composition capable of receiving the electrons from the...
9507064 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...
9506919 Methods and devices for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample  
Sensor assay methods for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample are provided. Aspects of the methods include providing a sensor, e.g., a proximity sensor, in contact with an assay...
9505822 Polypeptides targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and αvβ3 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...
9504717 Combined organ and hematopoietic cells for transplantation tolerance of HLA mismatched grafts  
Methods and compositions are provided for combined transplantation of a solid organ and hematopoietic cells to an HLA mismatched recipient, where tolerance to the graft is established through...
US20160343481 Metallic-magnetic-domain-wall-based nonvolatile tunable resistor for memory and sensor applications  
Control of electrical conductivity is provided via electrically conductive magnetic domain walls between magnetic domains. The magnetic domains are identical except for their magnetic...
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...