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8849373 Method and apparatus for real-time 3D target position estimation by combining single x-ray imaging and external respiratory signals  
A method and system are disclosed for estimating internal position information of a target in real-time based on a single gantry-mounted x-ray imager and a respiratory signal. The x-ray imaging is...
8849076 Method of optical self-switching using microresonator optical switch having nanoparticles  
An optical switch includes a microresonator comprising a plurality of silicon nanoparticles within a silicon-rich silicon oxide layer. The microresonator further includes an optical coupler...
8849002 Noise robust decoder for multiplexing readout channels on an imaging sensor array  
Compressed sensing (CS) estimation approaches rely on a priori sparsity to significantly reduce the number of samples needed to provide high sampling fidelity, relative to the normal...
8848977 Method for optical pose detection  
The tracking and compensation of patient motion during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition is an unsolved problem. A self-encoded marker where each feature on the pattern is augmented...
8847611 Capacitive differential quadrature rotary position sensor  
A rotary position sensor is provided that includes a sensing disc having an N-fold rotation symmetry and capacitive sensing pads arranged in an array pattern, where the array pattern has at least...
8847204 Germanium electroluminescence device and fabrication method of the same  
This invention provides a germanium electroluminescence device and a fabricating method of the same for using germanium of an indirect bandgap semiconductor without modifying a bandgap as a...
8846314 Isotachophoretic focusing of nucleic acids  
A method and system are presented for fast and efficient isolation, purification and quantitation of nucleic acids from complex biological samples using isotachophoresis in microchannels. In an...
8845508 Robotic apparatus for targeting and producing deep, focused transcranial magnetic stimulation  
Techniques for applying electromagnetic energy to deep, targeted areas without overwhelming other areas are provided. One or more coils are moved relative to a target area and magnetic fields are...
US20140288162 METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND SCREENS FOR THERAPEUTICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYNOVIAL SARCOMA  
Methods and compositions are provided for treating human synovial sarcoma (SS). Also provided are screens to identify therapeutics for the treatment of synovial sarcoma. These methods,...
US20140286844 SORBENTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE  
Provided herein are sorbents for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, such as from natural gas and coal-fired power plant flue gases, and uses thereof
US20140285769 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ANALYSIS OF VISUAL FUNCTION USING A MOBILE DEVICE WITH DISPLAY  
A visual function evaluation is performed using a sequence of interactions with a mobile device. A patient user may perform a variety of visual tests using the mobile device. The mobile device...
8843190 Medical screening and diagnostics based on air-coupled photoacoustics  
Surface selective photoacoustic (PA) medical imaging is introduced. Surface selective PA imaging is responsive to surface features and does not image sub-surface features, in contrast to...
8841591 Grating-enhanced optical imaging  
Systems, methods and devices are implemented for optical imaging. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, an optical imaging apparatus utilizes a laser-based coherent light source, and an...
8841437 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...
8840546 System for accessing a body orifice  
A system for illuminating a body orifice includes: a frustoconical optical waveguide speculum includes a distal end, a proximal end wider than the distal end, an at least partially circumferential...
US20140280224 Systems and Methods for Recommending Relationships within a Graph Database  
Systems and methods for relationship recommendations systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. In one embodiment, a relationship recommendation server system...
US20140277666 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING SCHEDULING OPTIONS IN CONSIDERATION OF SPECIFIC SPACE CONSTRAINTS WITHIN A CONSTRUCTION SITE  
Systems and methods for generating scheduling options in consideration of space and resource constraints in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the...
US20140276022 MICROPOSITIONER AND HEAD HOLDER FOR COCHLEAR ENDOSCOPY  
An apparatus for cochlear endoscopy is provided, comprising a noninvasive head holder with a frame to attach to a head, an otologic tool for examining or operating on an ear, and a manipulator for...
US20140275228 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...
US20140275164 DESETHYLHYDROXYCHLOROQUINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH INFLAMMATION  
Compositions and methods are provided for inhibiting or treating the early and established stages of inflammatory diseases by administration of an effective dose of the desethylhydroxychloroquine...
US20140275073 METHODS OF TREATING CANCER SENSITIVE TO ANTI-EGFR THERAPY AND MODIFYING TREATMENT USING BLOOD BIOMARKERS  
The present disclosure provides methods of treating cancer and modifying a cancer treatment for a cancer with an anti-EGFR drug by creating PRDX6 expression profiles and using the profiles to...
US20140274782 AFFINITY REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION, PURIFICATION, AND PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS OF METHYLATED PROTEINS  
Methyl-lysine affinity reagents created by engineering the 3×MBT methyl-lysine binding domain repeat of lethal (3) malignant brain tumor-like protein 1 (L3MBTL1) are disclosed. In particular, the...
US20140273225 NUCLEOSOME-EXCLUDING SEQUENCES (NES) AS A DNA SPACER IN VECTORS RESULTS IN PROLONGED TRANSGENE EXPRESSION IN EUKARYOTIC CELLS  
The silencing effect of a spacer sequence, for example a bacterial backbone sequence in a plasmid or other episomal vector, on transgene expression is reversed by engineering of the spacer to...
US20140273109 BENZYLISOQUINOLINE ALKALOIDS (BIA) PRODUCING MICROBES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
Aspects of the invention include host cells that are engineered to produce benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs). The host cells include heterologous coding sequences for a variety of enzymes...
US20140271683 Therapeutic and Diagnostic Methods for Manipulating Phagocytosis Through Calreticulin and Low Density Lipoprotein-Related Receptor  
Therapeutic and diagnostic methods are provided, which methods relate to the expression of calreticulin on cancer cells and hematopoietic cells.
US20140271616 Compositions And Methods For Mesenchymal And/Or Chondrogenic Differentiation Of Stem Cells  
Chondrocytes and compositions including chondrocytes produced via methods that do not require the formation of embryoid bodies are disclosed herein. The cells and compositions disclosed herein are...
US20140271485 USE OF COELENTERAZINE FOR IMAGING INSULIN-GENERATING BETA-CELLS  
There is a need for a broadly applicable, strain non-specific, bioluminescent imaging tool that will enable researchers to study a β-cell mass in the context of development, disease or...
US20140271479 OPTOGENETIC CONTROL OF INPUTS TO THE VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA  
The present disclosure provides a method of inducing or modulating reward- or aversive-related behaviors in animals using light-responsive opsins. The present disclosure provides methods of...
US20140271475 CELLULOSE NANOPARTICLE BIODEGRADABLE PHOTOACOUSTIC CONTRAST AGENTS  
Biodegradable cellulose photoacoustic probes are provided that are able to detect biological targets and generate a detectable photoacoustic signal. The cellulose nanoparticles are biodegradable...
US20140271469 CYSTINE KNOT PEPTIDES THAT BIND ALPHA-V-BETA-6 INTEGRIN  
Disclosed are peptides comprising a molecular scaffold portion and a loop portion that binds to integrin αvβ6. This integrin is expressed on pancreatic tumors, making the peptides useful as...
US20140271467 PROBES AND METHODS OF IMAGING NON-HODGKINS LYMPHOMA  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for labeled probes such as a 64Cu-FN3 probe (FN3 refers to fibronectin type 3 domain); methods of making labeled probes; pharmaceutical compositions...
US20140270671 Confocal and Concave 1D Photonic Crystal Resonant Cavities with Ultra-low Mode Volume  
A 1D nanobeam photonic crystal cavity is provided that includes a substrate, where the substrate includes a dielectric medium, and a series of cutout features in the substrate, where each cutout...
US20140270086 Intra Pulse Multi-Energy Method and Apparatus Based on RF Linac and X-Ray Source  
The relative position of an RF waveform and electron bunches in a linear accelerator is controlled by appropriate control of the accelerator electronics. Thus the energy given to any particular...
US20140268318 ARRAYED DUAL AXIS CONFOCAL MICROSCOPES  
Various aspects as described herein are directed to apparatuses, methods, and systems including a sandwiched arrangement having a light-access port, a scanning mirror, an optics region, and a...
US20140266191 DISTORTION-FREE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING NEAR METALLIC IMPLANTS  
A method for 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with slice-direction distortion correction is provided. One or more selective cross-sections with a thickness along a first axis are excited using...
US20140265828 Enhanced photoelectron sources using electron bombardment  
A method of achieving heightened quantum efficiencies and extended photocathode lifetimes is provided that includes using an electron beam bombardment to activate color centers in a CsBr film of a...
US20140265589 CURRENT DIVERSION FOR POWER-PROVIDING SYSTEMS  
Various example embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for diverting current from a Photovoltaic (PV) module. In particular embodiments, the PV module can be part of a series...
US20140263963 VOLUME IMAGING WITH ALIASED VIEWS  
Images are detected in a manner that addresses various challenges as discussed herein. As may be consistent with one or more embodiments, aspects are directed to an apparatus having sets of...
US20140263843 Universal Spacecraft Architecture  
A system and method for assembling a spacecraft in orbit using orbiting modules. Each module has a function such as fuel, transport, communication and payload. A command and control system and...
8837800 Automated detection of arterial input function and/or venous output function voxels in medical imaging  
Automated AIF/VOF identification is useful in connection with providing rapid and automatic quantitative imaging results. Examples include CBF (cerebral blood flow) and CBV (cerebral blood volume)...
8837674 Method for reducing diagnostic radiation dose in image guided radiotherapy  
A method of minimizing radiation toxicity in image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is provided that includes using a probabilistic prediction algorithm that is operated on a suitably programmed...
8835391 Alpha B-crystallin as a therapy for multiple sclerosis  
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...
8834546 Optogenetic magnetic resonance imaging  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods involving the use of magnetic resonance imaging and optogenetic neural stimulation. Aspects of the disclosure include modifying a target neural cell...
US20140257569 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...
US20140257538 METHODS FOR ANALYZING AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVED POWER GENERATION IN A GOLF SWING  
This invention relates to methods for optimizing a golf swing by measuring and providing feedback on a combination of various key parameters of a subject's movement to both generate more power and...
US20140257091 MASTER-SLAVE APPARATUS AND APPROACH  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to master-slave apparatuses as well as methods of making and implementing the same. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes...
US20140257051 DEVICE FOR DETECTING ON-BODY IMPACTS  
Provided is a device for placement on a human subject to detect impacts on the human subject. The device includes a base member, one or more engagement sensors to detect whether the device is...
US20140256786 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES  
Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of a mitochondrial disease in an individual with the mitochondrial disease. Aspects of the methods include administering an inhibitor of a...
US20140255963 Degradable Detergents  
Methods and materials relate to degradable detergents. The degradable detergents have degradable linkages that are cleaved when subjected to elevated temperature and/or reduced pressure. The...
US20140255431 Markers of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells  
Markers of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells (AMLSC) are identified. The markers are differentially expressed in comparison with normal counterpart cells, and are useful as diagnostic and...