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US20150040978 SOLAR-CELL EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT USING METASURFACES  
A solar-energy module is disclosed. The module includes a first electrode configured to receive incident visible light with a different refractive index than the medium through which light travels...
8953064 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor  
Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to...
8952213 Neuronal activation in a transgenic model  
The disclosed invention provides compositions and methods for the identification of cells that are functionally activated after stimulation or during an activity while maintaining the viability of...
8951673 High rate, long cycle life battery electrode materials with an open framework structure  
A battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an aqueous electrolyte disposed between the cathode and the anode and including a cation A. At least one of the cathode and the anode includes an...
8951605 Thin film MEA structures for fuel cell and method for fabrication  
The current invention provides a fabrication method for large surface area, pinhole-free, ultra thin ion conducting membranes using atomic layer deposition on inexpensive sacrificial substrates to...
8951184 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...
8950086 Foot platform  
The therapeutic system of the preferred embodiments includes a foot platform having a lateral segment and a medial segment. The foot platform is coupled to the foot of the patient and supports the...
US20150040249 Non-Human Animal Models of Depression and Methods of Use Thereof  
The disclosure provides non-human optogenetic animal models of depression. Specifically, non-human animals each expresses a light-responsive opsin in a neuron of the animal are provided. The...
US20150039289 Systems and Methods for Representing, Diagnosing, and Recommending Interaction Sequences  
Systems and methods for representing and diagnosing interaction sequences in accordance embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a group interaction...
US20150037888 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...
US20150037828 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...
US20150037798 PRECURSOR miRNA LOOP-MODULATED TARGET REGULATION  
Modulation of mRNA activity is achieved with precursor miRNAs (ta-RNAs). ta-RNAs, primarily pre-miRNAs and pri-miRNAs, including truncated and mutated ta-RNAs, are employed for modulation of mRNA...
US20150037784 Flow regulation in fluidic systems using a phase-change material at system ports  
Control of fluid flow in a fluidic network is provided by controlling phase transitions of a phase-change material between a liquid phase and a non-fluid phase. The phase-change material is...
US20150037421 ARRDC1-MEDIATED MICROVESICLES (ARMMS) AND USES THEREOF  
The invention provide isolated arrestin domain-containing protein 1 (ARRDC1)-mediated micro vesicles (ARMMs). Methods for generating and for isolating ARMMs are also provided herein. ARMMs can be...
8946206 Methods for improving cognitive function  
Provided herein are methods, drug formulations, and dosing regimens for improving cognitive function in a normal or cognitively impaired subject. For instance, methods provided herein comprise...
8945933 Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods for multiplexed detection and quantitation of free amino acids  
The present invention provides liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods and kits for the specific, sensitive and rapid detection as well as quantitation of free amino acids in samples...
8945885 Minicircle DNA vector preparations and methods of making and using the same  
The present invention provides minicircle nucleic acid vector formulations for use in administering to a subject, wherein the minicircle nucleic acid vectors include a polynucleotide of interest,...
8945862 Triple-fusion constructs and methods of monitoring human embryonic stem cells  
Embodiments of the present disclosure include triple-fusion human embryonic stem cells, methods of imaging triple-fusion human embryonic stem cells, triple-fusion polynucleotides, triple-fusion...
8945846 Mutations in the LNK gene in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms and other hematolymphoid malignancies  
Aspects of the present invention include methods, compositions and kits for classifying a subject as having or being predisposed to a hematolymphoid neoplasm or malignancy if they harbor a...
US20150032750 METHOD FOR DISCOVERING RELATIONSHIPS IN DATA BY DYNAMIC QUANTUM CLUSTERING  
Data clustering is provided according to a dynamical framework based on quantum mechanical time evolution of states corresponding to data points. To expedite computations, we can approximate the...
US20150031996 SEMICONDUCTING POLYMER NANOPARTICLES AS PHOTOACOUSTIC MOLECULAR IMAGING PROBES  
Provided are nanoparticles comprising an organic photovoltaic semiconductor polymer and a phospholipid, the semiconductor polymer being near-infra red absorbing and generating a detectable...
US20150030805 COMPOSITE BI-ANGLE AND THIN-PLY LAMINATE TAPES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND USING THE SAME  
Various embodiments provide a bi-angle pliable tape for use in forming a composite laminate structure. The bi-angle pliable tape comprises: a longitudinal axis extending in a unidirectional...
US20150029388 IMAGING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS THEREFOR  
Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to...
8940730 Methods and compositions 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...
8940331 Hydrogels, methods of making hydrogels, methods of using hydrogels, and methods of isolating, trapping, attracting, and/or killing cancer cells  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for hydrogels, methods of making hydrogels, methods of using hydrogels, methods of isolating, trapping, attracting, and/or killing cancer cells, and...
8940194 Electrodes with electrospun fibers  
In accordance with various example embodiments, an apparatus includes two or more circuit nodes and a conductive material that is located between and configured to electrically couple the circuit...
US20150025125 Stresscopins and their Uses  
The invention provides novel nucleic acids and polypeptides, referred to herein as stresscopin 1 and stresscopin 2, which preferentially activate the CRH-R2 receptor over the R1 receptor....
US20150024051 INJECTABLE HYDROGEL SYSTEM TO MODULATE HOST RESPONSE AT BONE IMPLANT INTERFACE  
A bone implant primer is provided. A biodegradable hydrogel component is provided. A plurality of biomolecule release depots are dispersed within the biodegradable hydrogel component wherein the...
US20150023986 Modulation of Tim Receptor Activity in Combination with Cytoreductive Therapy  
A genetic locus and corresponding family of proteins associated with regulation of immune function and cell survival are provided. These genes encode cell surface molecules with conserved IgV and...
US20150023877 METHODS OF PARKINSONS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING TREATMENT  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of using labeled probes, methods of diagnosing Parkinson's disease and related biological events, methods of using labeled probes for...
US20150023608 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSED SENSING  
Method and apparatus for compressed sensing yields acceptable quality reconstructions of an object from reduced numbers of measurements. A component x of a signal or image is represented as a...
US20150022818 LASER-DRIVEN OPTICAL GYROSCOPE WITH PUSH-PULL MODULATION  
A system and method for reducing coherent backscattering-induced errors in an optical gyroscope is provided. A first time-dependent phase modulation is applied to a first laser signal and a second...
8936290 Robotic hand with modular extensions  
A robotic device is described herein. The robotic device includes a frame that comprises a plurality of receiving regions that are configured to receive a respective plurality of modular robotic...
US20150018725 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER  
A method of treating pancreatic cancer includes: inserting a device into a stomach or a duodenum; securing at least a portion of the device in position relative to the stomach or the duodenum; and...
US20150017635 Direct Capture, Amplification and Sequencing of Target DNA Using Immobilized Primers  
Certain embodiments provide a method for capturing a genomic fragment. The method may comprise: obtaining a substrate comprising a first population of surface-bound oligonucleotides and a second...
8933488 Heterostructure field effect transistor with same channel and barrier configuration for PMOS and NMOS  
In accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus and method involves a channel region, barrier layers separated by the channel region and a dielectric on one of the barrier layers. The...
8932898 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...
8932849 Microbial production of nitrous oxide coupled with chemical reaction of gaseous nitrous oxide including phosphorus recovery and nitrite reduction to nitrous oxide  
A method to produce N2O from organic nitrogen and/or reactive nitrogen in waste uses a bioreactor coupled to a hardware reactor device in which the N2O is consumed in a gas phase chemical...
8932848 Microbial production of nitrous oxide coupled with chemical reaction of gaseous nitrous oxide  
A bioreactor designed to produce N2O from organic nitrogen and/or reactive nitrogen in waste is coupled to a hardware reactor device in which the N2O is consumed in a gas phase chemical reaction,...
8932847 Microbial production of nitrous oxide coupled with chemical reaction of gaseous nitrous oxide  
A bioreactor designed to produce N2O from organic nitrogen and/or reactive nitrogen in waste is coupled to a hardware reactor device in which the N2O is consumed in a gas phase chemical reaction,...
8932808 Methods and compositions for determining a graft tolerant phenotype in a subject  
Methods are provided for determining whether a subject has a graft tolerant phenotype. In practicing the subject methods, the expression of at least one gene in a sample from the subject, e.g., a...
8932649 Methods for treating a neoplastic disease in a subject using inorganic selenium-containing compounds  
The invention features methods and selenium-containing compositions for treating a neoplastic disease in a subject. In particular, the invention features methods for enhancing sensitivity of a...
8932562 Optically controlled CNS dysfunction  
Provided herein are animals expressing light-responsive opsin proteins in the basal lateral amygdala of the brain and methods for producing the same wherein illumination of the light-responsive...
US20150011878 DISCRETE IMAGING OF HEPATIC OXIDATIVE AND NITROSATIVE STRESS WITH TWO-CHANNEL NANOPARTICLES FOR IN VIVO DRUG SAFETY SCREENING  
Encompassed are embodiments of activatable nanoprobes useful for in vivo longitudinal imaging of drug hepatotoxicity with oxidative and nitrosative stress as the safety biomarkers. Both H2O2 and...
US20150011409 Phased Genome Sequencing  
The present disclosure provides methods for determining phased nucleic acid sequence for a single chromosome of interest and/or a single chromosomal fragment of interest. The present disclosure...
US20150010870 OPTICAL IGNITION OF FUELS  
A method of combustion includes: (1) introducing microparticles and nanoparticles into a combustion chamber, where the microparticles and the nanoparticles are formed of different materials; and...
US20150010817 STABLE CYCLING OF LITHIUM SULFIDE CATHODES THROUGH STRONG AFFINITY WITH MULTIFUNCTIONAL BINDERS  
A manufacturing method of a battery electrode includes: (1) mixing Li2S particles with a binder to form a slurry, the binder including at least one of: (a) an ester moiety, (b) an amide moiety,...
8929972 Arterial spin labeling MRI-based correction factor for improving quantitative accuracy of blood flow and volume images  
Arterial spin labeling MRI is used to provide a patient specific correction factor to correct a image provided by a non-ASL imaging modality (e.g., DSC MRI). More specifically, a first blood flow...
8927847 Glitch-free frequency modulation synthesis of sounds  
A time-varying formant is generated at a formant frequency by generating first and second harmonic phase signals having first and second harmonic numbers, respectively, in relation to a modulation...
8927695 Protein-based assays for screening of the IgE-receptor interaction  
Embodiments of the invention are related to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of a human IgE-Fc Cε3-Cε4, wherein said Cε3-Cε4 starts at amino acid 328 and ends at amino acid 547 of...