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9125570 Real-time tomosynthesis guidance for radiation therapy  
The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for delivering radiation to a human patient or other mammal. A scanning electron beam x-ray source is used and the detector can be a...
9125385 Site-directed integration of transgenes in mammals  
The present disclosure provides a method of making a mammal (e.g., a rodent, such as a mouse) by integrating an intact polynucleotide sequence into a specific genomic locus of the mammal to result...
US20150249344 Methods and Apparatus for Power Conversion and Data Transmission in Implantable Sensors, Stimulators, and Actuators  
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...
US20150247258 Functionalized Graphene-Pt composites for fuel cells and photoelectrochemical cells  
A method of growing crystals on two-dimensional layered material is provided that includes reversibly hydrogenating a two-dimensional layered material, using a controlled radio-frequency hydrogen...
US20150245928 Brain-Machine Interface Utilizing Interventions to Emphasize Aspects of Neural Variance and Decode Speed and Angle  
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....
9121915 Multi-dimensional cardiac and respiratory imaging with MRI  
A 5-dimensional imaging method and system is provided to acquire and display the effect of dynamic physiologic changes (either spontaneous or induced) on cardiac function of a patient's heart to...
US20150243867 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THERMOELECTRONIC ENERGY CONVERSION  
A thermoelectronic energy converter device (100) comprises an electron emitter (11) being adapted for a temperature-dependent release of electrons (1), an electron collector (21) being adapted for...
US20150238959 PUNCH CARD PROGRAMMABLE MICROFLUIDICS  
Techniques are provided for a completely programmable fluidic manipulation without requiring any external control elements or electricity. A chip includes multiple microfluidic channels separated...
9115384 Methods and compositions for detecting receptor-ligand interactions in single cells  
The invention provides methods and compositions for simultaneously detecting the activation state of a plurality of proteins in single cells using flow cytometry. The invention further provides...
9115184 Light-inducible system for regulating protein stability  
Disclosed herein are a light-inducible system and method for rapidly and reversibly modulating protein stability and function. This system and method employs conditionally stable protein domains...
9114157 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...
9113989 Methods and devices for supporting, elevating, or compressing internal structures  
The present invention relates generally to dynamic support devices, methods of providing dynamic support to target tissues, and kits comprising these devices. These devices may have particular...
US20150232340 Microporous/Mesoporous Carbon  
Hierarchically porous graphitic (HPG) carbon is provided via improved methods. The first approach is based on forming a 3-D polymer network from a first precursor and a second precursor and...
US20150231209 STIMULATION OF OVARIAN FOLLICLE DEVELOPMENT AND OOCYTE MATURATION  
Methods are provided for stimulating ovarian follicles in a mammal through disruption of the Hippo signaling pathway.
9112166 Conductive films  
Conductive films with transparency characteristics are provided. In accordance with various example embodiments, a transparent conductive film includes an inorganic nanowire mesh embedded in an...
9112058 Interface apparatus and methods  
Input devices are provided. In accordance with an example embodiment, an input device includes an interface layer that flexes in response to pressure, a plurality of sense electrodes, a dielectric...
9111381 Shift-varying line projection using graphics hardware  
Line segments are classified according to orientation to improve list mode reconstruction of tomography data using graphics processing units (GPUs). The new approach addresses challenges which...
9109466 Diffuser with backward facing step having varying step height  
A diffuser (30) expanding a gas flow (F) upstream of a heat recovery steam generator (32) of a combined cycle power plant (34). An outer wall (44) of the diffuser includes a smoothly lofted...
9109255 Methods and compositions for determining responsiveness to antibody therapy  
Methods and compositions are provided for determining whether a subject suffering from a neoplastic condition is responsive to an antineoplastic therapy, such as antibody therapy, e.g., Rituximab....
US20150226702 RAPID SMALL VOLUME DETECTION OF BLOOD AMMONIA  
A method for measuring ammonia in a blood sample may involve positioning the blood sample in proximity with an ammonia gas sensor, generating a current with the ammonia gas sensor in response to...
US20150225802 Methods and Reagents for Detection, Quantitation, and Serotyping of Dengue Viruses  
Methods and oligonucleotide reagents for diagnosing dengue virus infection are described. In particular, the invention relates to methods for detection, quantitation, and serotyping dengue virus,...
US20150225699 ACTIVATION OF INNATE IMMUNITY FOR ENHANCED NUCLEAR REPROGRAMMING OF SOMATIC CELLS WITH mRNA  
The nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells with mRNA encoding reprogramming factors is shown to be greatly accelerated by activation of innate immune responses in the somatic cell. Methods of...
9102651 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...
9101766 Eliciting analgesia by transcranial electrical stimulation  
The inventions include a method of eliciting analgesia in a human subject by Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TCES, herein “TES”). Electrodes secured to the skin of the subject's head at...
9101759 Materials and approaches for optical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system  
A variety of methods, devices, systems and arrangements are implemented for stimulation of the peripheral nervous system. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, method is...
9101690 Light-activated cation channel and uses thereof  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for light-activated cation channel proteins and their uses within cell membranes and subcellular regions. The invention provides for...
9101658 Immune effector cells pre-infected with oncolytic virus  
Compositions and methods are provided for the treatment of cancer. An immune effector cell population is pre-infected with an oncolytic virus. The combined therapeutic is safe and highly...
9101628 Methods and composition of treating a flaviviridae family viral infection  
Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treating a host infected with a virus from the Flaviviridae family of viruses, methods...
US20150222877 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...
US20150220534 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RANKING NODES OF A GRAPH USING RANDOM PARAMETERS  
A ranking approach is used to determine rank-based relationships. In connection with various embodiments, the present invention is directed to a method for ranking nodes of a graph. A vector is...
US20150219653 2,7-DISUBSTITUTED CEPHALOSPORIN DERIVATIVES AS BETA-LACTAMASE SUBSTRATES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS  
β-Lactamase substrates and methods for using the substrates to detect β-lactamase and to diagnose tuberculosis.
US20150218643 DIFFERENTIAL METHYLATION LEVEL OF CPG LOCI THAT ARE DETERMINATIVE OF KIDNEY CANCER  
The present disclosure provides for and relates to the identification of novel biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of kidney cancer. The biomarkers of the invention show altered methylation...
US20150216592 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...
9100557 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor  
Various approaches to imaging involve selecting directional and spatial resolution. According to an example embodiment, images are computed using an imaging arrangement to facilitate selective...
9099411 Metal-induced crystallization of continuous semiconductor thin films controlled by a diffusion barrier  
A device and a method of forming a continuous polycrystalline Ge film having crystalline Ge islands is provided that includes depositing an amorphous Ge (a-Ge) layer on a substrate, oxidizing the...
9099271 Method and system for operating electron guns in magnetic fields  
A method of configuring an electron gun for generating and injecting an electron beam into a linac accelerating waveguide operating in magnetic fringe fields of an MRI scanner in the absence of a...
9097703 Light controlled protein dimerization in cells  
Compositions and methods for light controlled protein-protein interactions in a living cell. Two interacting PICL (protein interaction controlled by light) polypeptides are provided. The first...
9097676 Device and methods of detection of airborne agents  
Provided are methods, devices and systems that utilize free-surface fluidics and SERS for analyte detection with high sensitivity and specificity. The molecules can be airborne agents, including...
9095723 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...
9095455 Brain machine interfaces incorporating neural population dynamics  
A brain-machine interface is provided that incorporates a neural dynamical structure in the control of a prosthetic device to restore motor function and is able to significantly enhance the...
US20150214590 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...
9092467 Systems and methods for displaying data in split dimension levels  
Systems and methods for displaying data in split dimension levels are disclosed. In some implementations, a method includes: at a computer, obtaining a dimensional hierarchy associated with a...
9090627 Batrachotoxin analogues, compositions, uses, and preparation thereof  
Compounds relating to batrachotoxin are provided, in particular analogs that modulate the activity of sodium channels. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of the...
US20150206657 Integrated Magnetic Devices with Multi-Axial Magnetic Anisotropy  
A method of fabricating in-plane or out-of-plane thin-film multi-axial magnetic anisotropy devices is provided that includes either depositing a magnetic material with perpendicular or partially...
US20150203545 METHODS FOR TREATING PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OR SYMPTOMS THEREOF USING NCAM PEPTIDE MIMETICS  
The present invention provides methods for treating or alleviating one or more symptoms of depression and/or anxiety in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of an NCAM peptide...
US20150201832 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...
9087995 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...
9087241 Intelligent part identification for use with scene characterization or motion capture  
A variety of methods, systems, devices and arrangements are implemented for use with motion capture. One such method is implemented for identifying salient points from three-dimensional image...
9086098 Anti-twist joint, orienting system and method  
A positioning system is provided for orienting a payload. The system may continuously orient the payload relative to another object without twisting connections of the payload. The positioning...
9085570 Substituted benzamides and their uses  
Provided herein are Substituted Benzamides, compositions, and method of their manufacture and use.