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US20150118704 METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF SMALL MOLECULES AND PROTEINS ACROSS THE CELL WALL OF ALGAE USING MOLECULAR TRANSPORTERS  
The introduction of tools to study, control or expand the inner-workings of algae has been slow to develop. Provided are embodiments of a molecular method based on guanidinium-rich molecular...
US20150118157 Compounds and Methods of Making Compounds  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for compounds and methods of making compounds such as those shown in FIGS. 1.1A and 1.1B having formula 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, and 12 and formula 2′, 4′, and...
9019482 Optical device with fiber Bragg grating and narrowband optical source  
In certain embodiments, an optical device and a method of use is provided. The optical device includes a fiber Bragg grating having a substantially periodic refractive index modulation along a...
9018603 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...
9018579 Atom interferometry having spatially resolved phase  
In an atom interferometer, improved results are obtained by configuring the interferometer to have a baseline fringe pattern, in combination with spatially resolved measurements at the...
9018179 Methods and compositions for RNAi mediated inhibition of gene expression in mammals  
Methods and compositions are provided for modulating, e.g., reducing, expression of a target sequence in mammals and mammalian cells. In the subject methods, an effective amount of an RNAi agent,...
9017675 Humanized and chimeric monoclonal antibodies to CD47  
Humanized or chimeric anti-CD47 monoclonal antibodies are provided. The antibodies bind to and neutralize human CD47, and find use in various therapeutic methods. Preferred are non-activating...
9014988 Apparatus and method for determining microscale interactions based on compressive sensors such as crystal structures  
Techniques for determining values for a metric of microscale interactions include determining a mesoscale metric for a plurality of mesoscale interaction types, wherein a value of the mesoscale...
9014231 Vertical cavity surface emitting laser nanoscope for near-field applications  
A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) nanoscope is provided. The VCSEL nanoscope combines a VCSEL with a nano-scale aperture using a support member to separate the aperture from the...
9012087 Device and electrode having nanoporous graphite with lithiated sulfur for advanced rechargeable batteries  
Methods, systems and devices are implemented in connection with rechargeable batteries. One such device includes a cathode that has lithiated sulfur. The device also includes a porous structure...
9011914 Hetero-assembled hydrogels  
A two-component, molecular-recognition gelation strategy that enables cell encapsulation without the need for environmental triggers is provided. The two components, which in one example contain...
9011882 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...
9011817 Compounds and methods of making compounds  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for compounds and methods of making compounds such as those shown in FIGS. 1.1A and 1.1B having formula 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, and 12 and formula 2′, 4′, and...
9011346 Systems and methods for monitoring the circulatory system  
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart and vascular characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG output indicative of...
US20150105456 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...
US20150104828 Levels and/or Sustainability of DNA-based Gene Expression  
The invention encompasses methods for improving the level and/or sustainability of expression for a target nucleic acid in a eukaryotic cell comprising: (a) modifying the target nucleic acid to...
US20150104793 NON-INVASIVE FETAL GENETIC SCREENING BY DIGTAL 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....
US20150103315 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...
US20150102830 ELECTRO-DIFFUSION ENHANCED BIO-MOLECULE CHARGE DETECTION USING ELECTROSTATIC INTERACTION  
According to one aspect, the disclosure is directed to an example embodiment in which a circuit-based arrangement includes a circuit-based substrate securing a channel, with an effective width...
US20150102465 Material quality, suspended material structures on lattice-mismatched substrates  
Suspended structures are provided using selective etch technology. Such structures can be protected on all sides when the selective undercut etch is performed, thereby providing excellent control...
9008378 Arrangement and imaging of biological samples  
High-resolution three-dimensional imaging of a specimen is facilitated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a series of very thin slices from a specimen are serially and...
9005619 Methods for enhancing anti-tumor antibody therapy  
Methods of enhancing the efficacy of antibody-directed cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) for therapy directed to killing of tumor cells are disclosed. Cancer specific cell surface antigens are bound by...
9005100 Apparatus and methods for treating pulmonary hypertension  
A method is described for decreasing activity of at least one sympathetic nerve, nerve fiber or neuron innervating at least one blood vessel in the pulmonary vasculature of a patient to ameliorate...
US20150099655 Methods and Compositions for Providing a Preeclampsia Assessment  
Preeclampsia markers, preeclampsia marker panels, and methods for obtaining a preeclampsia marker level representation for a sample are provided. These compositions and methods find use in a...
US20150099187 LARGE-VOLUME-CHANGE LITHIUM BATTERY ELECTRODES  
A battery electrode material includes: 1) primary particles formed of an electrochemically active material; and 2) a secondary particle defining multiple, discrete internal volumes, wherein the...
US20150099150 ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HARVESTING HEAT ENERGY  
Electrochemical systems for harvesting heat energy, and associated electrochemical cells and methods, are generally described.
9002428 Methods for detecting abnormalities and degenerative processes in soft tissue using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  
The present invention provides methods to detect degenerative processes and abnormalities in soft tissues at high spatial resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio and short scanning times, based on...
9001923 Performance prediction in communication systems  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided performance prediction. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving information including...
8999857 Method for forming a nano-textured substrate  
A method for forming a nano-textured surface on a substrate is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the present invention comprises dispensing of a nanoparticle ink of nanoparticles and...
8999129 Liquid and gel electrodes for transverse free flow electrophoresis  
The present invention provides a mechanism for separating or isolating charged particles under the influence of an electric field without metal electrodes being in direct contact with the sample...
8998609 Techniques for standardized imaging of oral cavity  
A method, system and apparatus for imaging an oral cavity of a subject include a bracket comprising a mouthpiece and a camera mount. The mouthpiece has upper and lower bite guides disposed on a...
8994790 Motion capture with low input data constraints  
Systems, devices, methods and arrangements are implemented in a variety of embodiments to facilitate motion capture of objects. Consistent with one such system, three-dimensional representations...
8994779 Information mixer and system control for attention management  
Systems and methods for controlling various aspects of ensemble experiences and system control for attention management are disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosure contemplates a variety of...
8993971 High resolution positron emission tomography  
A method for extracting photon depth of interaction information in a positron emission tomography system is provided. A pulse is detected in a photodetector. A height of the pulse is measured. A...
8993617 Ire1alpha endonuclease specific inhibitor with cytotoxic activity  
The present invention directed to a method of treating multiple myeloma with the following compound: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The compound is a novel small molecule inhibitor...
US20150088156 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF DRY EYE  
A stimulation system stimulates anatomical targets in a patient for treatment of dry eye. The system may include a controller and a microstimulator. The controller may be implemented externally to...
US20150087894 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING AND TREATING SLEEP DISORDERS AND SLEEP-RELATED CONDITIONS  
Methods and apparatus for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating sleep disorders such as sleep terrors are provided, which may include any number of features. One feature is an apparatus configured...
US20150087550 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...
US20150087532 AFFINITY REAGENTS FOR PROTEIN PURIFICATION  
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for purifying proteins from crude solutions.
US20150086580 RATIONAL VACCINE DESIGN FOR HEPATITIS C VIRUS  
Compositions and methods are provided relating to HCV E2 protein and modifications thereto which enhance the immunogenicity of the protein for vaccine development with respect to the generation of...
US20150086515 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...
US20150086134 LOW POWER PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE PROCESSOR  
A convolution image processor includes a load and store unit, a shift register unit, and a mapping unit. The load and store unit is configured to load and store image pixel data and allow for...
8990709 Method and system for representing audiences in ensemble experiences  
The present invention contemplates a variety of methods and techniques for representing an audience during an ensemble experience. According to one aspect, an ensemble or group experience is...
8989475 Imaging and evaluating embryos, oocytes, and stem cells  
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...
8989469 Systems and methods for simultaneous acquisition of scatter and image projection data in computed tomography  
A method of acquiring scatter data and image projection data in computed tomography is provided that includes attenuating a radiation source using a pattern of blockers arranged to provide blocked...
8986529 Isotachophoresis having interacting anionic and cationic shock waves  
Improved electrophoretic analysis is provided by interaction of anionic and cationic isotachophoresis (ITP) shock waves that propagate toward each other, and analysis of the resulting interaction...
8986188 Dynamic and adjustable support devices  
The present invention relates generally to dynamic and/or adjustable support devices, methods of providing dynamic and/or adjustable support to target tissues, and kits comprising these devices....
US20150079083 Alpha B-Crystallin as a Therapy for Ischemia or Inflammation  
The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that provides alpha B-crystallin activity, where the dose is...
US20150079003 Methods and Compositions for Cancer Diagnosis  
The present invention provides reagents and methods for detecting cancer precancerous lesions in a patient.
8981651 Tiered sensing and resource allocation system for energy use optimization in commercial buildings  
A building lighting control system includes a central building server, distributed zone controllers, and light sensors and control units in each zone. Using occupant lighting preferences,...