Patents and Patent Applications from Stanford University


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9151847 Optical coupling technique for contiguous monolithic scintillation crystal detectors  
Embodiments of the invention provide a high energy photon detector. A first scintillation crystal is provided. A first plurality of photosensors is on a first face of the first scintillation...
9151760 Isolation and use of melanoma cancer stem cells  
A set of markers for melanoma cancer stem cells are provided. The cells can be prospectively isolated or identified from primary tumor samples, and possess the unique properties of cancer stem...
9151732 Enhanced isotachophoresis assays using additives with spatial gradients  
Techniques for enhanced isotachophoresis assays using additives with spatial gradients include forming a concentration gradient of an additive along a channel from an input port to an output port....
9150559 Anti-proliferative compounds and methods for using the same  
Disclosed herein are anti-proliferative compounds which find use in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Also provided herein are methods for using these compounds for inhibiting growth of...
9149463 Methods and compositions of treating a Flaviviridae family viral infection  
Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include compounds (e.g., such as Formula II, Formula II-a, and specific compounds shown in Table 1), pharmaceutical compositions, methods of...
9149444 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...
9149304 Methods and systems for constraint of spinous processes with attachment  
Spinal implants for limiting flexion of the spine are implanted between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process or sacrum. The implants include upper straps which are placed...
9149271 Device and method for treatment of hemorrhoids  
A device and method for treatment of hemorrhoids, in which the devices includes: a housing insertable into the rectum; a tissue port configured to receive a tissue segment containing at least a...
US20150280129 STRETCHABLE DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING STRETCHABLE DEVICE  
Provided are stretchable devices, methods of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatuses including the stretchable devices. A stretchable device may include first and second material...
US20150277092 PHASE MASK IMAGING  
Various imaging apparatuses, methods and their implementation are characterized herein. As may be implemented with one or more embodiments, a phase mask and optics operate to provide...
US20150276948 X-Ray Position Detector and Implementation in a Mirror Pointing Servo System  
An X-ray beam position and stability detector is provided having a first metal blade collinear with a second metal blade, where an edge of the first metal blade is opposite an edge of the second...
US20150273053 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.
US20150272565 METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS  
Several methods to reduce surgical site infections include inserting a surgical access device into an incision, retracting tissue, and introducing fluid into the surgical access device such that...
9147845 Single walled carbon nanotube-based planar photodector  
A single-walled carbon nanotube-based planar photodetector includes a substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode disposed on the substrate and spaced apart from each other; a plurality of...
US20150267726 Two-dimensional Magnetic Trap Arrays for Droplet Control  
A magnetic trap droplet controller is provided that includes a solid substrate, a controller operated by an appropriately programmed computer, a two-dimensional distribution of magnetized domains...
US20150267265 NANOLITER qPCR PLATFORM FOR PARALLEL QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF REDUCTIVE DEHALOGENASE GENES  
Combinations of reductive dehalogenase (rdh) genes are a distinguishing genomic feature of closely-related organohalogen-respiring bacteria. This feature can be used to deconvolute the population...
US20150265851 Including fiducial markers in radiation therapy planning to facilitate real-time position monitoring during treatment delivery  
An inverse planning method that is capable of controlling the appearance of the implanted fiducial(s) in segmented IMRT fields for cine MV or combined MV/kV image-guided IMRT is provided. The...
9142998 Wireless energy transfer  
Electromagnetic energy transfer is facilitated. In accordance with an example embodiment, a first resonator transmits electromagnetic energy using an electromagnetic wave, based on frequency...
9140701 Fibrinogen immune complexes to diagnose and guide therapy in rheumatoid arthritis  
Compositions and methods are provided for prognostic classification of rheumatoid arthritis disease patients into subtypes, which subtypes are informative of the patient's need for therapy and...
9140602 Nanophotonic light-field sensor  
A light field sensor for a 4D light field camera has a layer of nanoscale resonator detector elements, such as silicon nanoshells, below a layer of dielectric microlenses. By taking advantage of...
9139636 Compositions of active Wnt protein  
Compositions of purified biologically active Wnt proteins are provided. Wnt proteins are found to be hydrophobic and post-translationally modified by addition of a lipid moiety at a conserved...
9138965 Conductive fibrous materials  
As consistent with various embodiments, an electronic device includes a fibrous material having a conductive coating thereon. The conductive coating includes conductive nanoparticles coupled to...
9138490 Use of bacterial beta-lactamase for in vitro diagnostics and in vivo imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics  
Provided herein are methods for detecting, quantifying, differentiating, diagnosing and imaging pathogenic bacteria or condition associated therewith using substrates for bacterial enzymes....
US20150260616 Devices for Automated Sample Collection, Quantificatoin, and Detection for Insect Borne Bio-Agent Surveillance  
Devices and methods for insect surveillance are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to devices for collecting samples of salivary fluid from insects and multiplexed high-throughput...
US20150258292 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PREVENTION OF VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA  
Described herein are devices and methods for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia following intubating a patient with an endotracheal tube (ETT). Secretions that accumulate in the trachea...
US20150257908 INDWELLING BODY LUMEN EXPANDER  
Indwelling body lumen expanders which allow for the maintenance and patency of a body lumen, such as the prostatic urethra to relieve urethral obstruction, are described. Because the one or more...
US20150257680 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING HEART FUNCTION  
Characteristics of a user's heart are detected. In accordance with an example embodiment, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG...
9136363 Compound tunneling field effect transistor integrated on silicon substrate and method for fabricating the same  
Compound tunneling field effect transistors integrated on a silicon substrate are provided with increased tunneling efficiency and an abrupt band slope by forming a source region with a material...
9133486 Hydrogenase fusion protein for improved hydrogen production  
Compositions of a fusion protein comprising a spatially tethered ferredoxin-NADP-reductase (FNR) and an active [FeFe] hydrogenase, genetic sequences encoding such fusion proteins, and methods of...
9133130 n-Type doped organic materials and methods therefor  
In accordance with various embodiments, an organic electronic device includes an n-type dopant material including an imidazole-based material having a hydrogen-based material bonded between...
US20150250388 Remote sensing, imaging, or screening of embedded or concealed objects  
A method of detection of substances embedded in a human host is provided that includes emitting from a coherent beamforming electromagnetic excitation source a spatially scanning, temporally...
9130171 High-mobility structures, apparatuses and methods therefor  
Various apparatuses, systems and methods involve high mobility materials. In accordance with one or more example embodiments, a material includes a conjugated molecule and a side chain bonded to...
9129785 Metal organic polymer matrices and systems for chemical and biochemical mass spectrometry and methods of use thereof  
Aspects of the disclosure include methods for analyzing an analyte composition by mass spectrometry employing a macroporous metal organic polymer matrix. In practicing methods according to certain...
9125692 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...
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...