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US20130103128 Methods and Devices for Prevention of Hypothermia in a Mammal During Prolonged Exposure to Extreme Cold  
Methods and devices for preventing a change in the core body temperature of a mammal under cold conditions are provided. In the subject methods, a requirement for thermal energy input in said...
US20130102933 Methods and Devices for Manipulating the Thermoregulatory Status of a Mammal  
Methods and devices for manipulating the thermoregulatory status of a mammal are provided. In the subject methods, thermal energy is transferred between the environment and both of the...
US20130102918 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS  
Systems and methods for diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders are provided. For example, in one embodiment, the systems and methods generally include: (a) presenting an emotional conflict...
US20130102633 TRANSGLUTAMINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Transglutaminase inhibitors and methods of use thereof are provided.
US20130102486 PERP AS A PROGNOSTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC MARKER FOR DYSPLASIA AND CANCER  
Methods for prognosis and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to the use of the biomarker PERP, a desmosome protein involved in cell adhesion and...
US20130098436 Systems, Methods, Devices and Arrangements For Nanowire Meshes  
A variety of methods, devices, systems and arrangements are implemented involving nanowire meshes. One such method is implemented to include synthesizing metal nanowires in a solution containing a...
8428412 Optical fiber  
An optical fiber includes a cladding with a material having a first refractive index and a pattern of regions formed therein. Each of the regions has a second refractive index lower than the first...
8427651 Optical sensor using a hollow core waveguide  
An optical sensor includes at least a portion of an optical waveguide having a hollow core. The optical waveguide substantially confines a first optical signal and a second optical signal within...
8426145 Diagnostic method for celiac sprue  
Detection of toxic gluten oligopeptides refractory to digestion and antibodies and T cells responsive thereto can be used to diagnose Celiac Sprue.
8426138 Detection of sub-cellular compartment localization of a molecule using a reduced affinity enzyme complementation reporter system  
Methods and compositions for detecting the sub-cellular localization of a molecule are provided. Aspects of the invention include detecting translocation of a cell-surface receptor to a...
US20130097740 Scanning probe microscopy-based metrology tool with a vacuum partition  
A method of monitoring of semiconductor processes is provided that includes monitoring the processes using a scanning probe microscope (SPM), where a first partition is located below a second...
US20130097387 MEMORY-BASED APPARATUS AND METHOD  
Aspects of various embodiments are directed to memory circuits, such as cache memory circuits. In accordance with one or more embodiments, cache-access to data blocks in memory is controlled as...
US20130097127 Method and System for Database Storage Management  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to run-length encoded sequences and supporting efficient offset-based updates of values while allowing fast lookups. In an embodiment of the present...
US20130096947 Method and System for Ontology Based Analytics  
The present invention provides a mechanism to use terminologies and ontologies for the purpose of indexing, annotating and semantically marking up existing collections of datasets. The invention...
US20130096946 Method and System for Ontology Based Analytics  
The present invention provides a mechanism to use terminologies and ontologies for the purpose of indexing, annotating and semantically marking up existing collections of datasets. The invention...
US20130096945 Method and System for Ontology Based Analytics  
The present invention provides a mechanism to use terminologies and ontologies for the purpose of indexing, annotating and semantically marking up existing collections of datasets. The invention...
US20130096944 Method and System for Ontology Based Analytics  
The present invention provides a mechanism to use terminologies and ontologies for the purpose of indexing, annotating and semantically marking up existing collections of datasets. The invention...
US20130096126 METHOD FOR ENHANCING LEARNING AND MEMORY IMPAIRED BY NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS AND COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EFFECTING THE SAME  
A method for enhancing learning or memory of both in a mammal having impaired learning or emory of both from a neuro-degenerative disorder, which entails the step of administering at least one...
US20130095575 Methods for Fractionation, Analysis and Collection of Microvesicles From Patient Samples  
A methods are provided for the flow cytometry profiling of microvesicles, including exosomes.
US20130093439 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...
US20130092897 Ultrafast photonic crystal cavity single-mode light-emitting diode  
Electrical pumping of photonic crystal (PC) nanocavities using a lateral p-i-n junction is described. Ion implantation doping can be used to form the junction, which under forward bias pumps a...
8420395 Methods of unidirectional, site-specific integration into a genome, compositions and kits for practicing the same  
The subject invention provides a unidirectional site-specific integration system for integrating a nucleic acid into the genome of a target cell. The provided systems include a (1) a mutant,...
US20130090909 Method And System For Functional Evolutionary Assessment Of Genetic Variants  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems that perform comprehensive assessment of genetic variation presenting in a personal genome and provide quantitative diagnosis of the...
US20130090908 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK MODELING TO ENLARGE THE SEARCH SPACE OF CANDIDATE GENES FOR DISEASES  
With the advent of low cost, high-throughput whole genome sequencing (“next generation sequencing”), tools are available to assay human genetic variation contributing to inherited disease syn...
US20130090454 Light-Sensitive Ion-Passing Molecules  
The invention provides polynucleotides and methods for expressing light-activated proteins in animal cells and altering an action potential of the cells by optical stimulation. The invention also...
US20130089503 Light-Sensitive Ion-Passing Molecules  
The invention provides polynucleotides and methods for expressing light-activated proteins in animal cells and altering an action potential of the cells by optical stimulation. The invention also...
US20130088118 Pre-charged CMUTs for zero-external-bias operation  
Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) having a pre-charged floating electrode are provided. Such CMUTs can operate without an applied DC electrical bias. Charge can be provided to...
US20130087867 Method for operating CMUTs under high and varying pressure  
Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) in permanent contact mode are provided. Such a CMUT always has its plate in contact with the substrate, even for zero applied electrical...
8415298 Administration of FGF2 for treamtent of anxiety  
The present invention provides methods for diagnosing mental disorders. The invention also provides methods of identifying modulators of mental disorders as well as methods of using these...
8414806 Membrane made of a nanostructured material  
The present invention refers to a method of fabricating a membrane made of a nanostructured material and its use.
8414754 Electrophoretic sample analysis and approach therefor  
Analysis of samples is facilitated. According to an example embodiment, an electrophoresis approach involves electrophoretically stacking and/or separating a sample or samples. An electrolyte and a...
US20130085728 Method And System For Phasing Individual Genomes In The Context Of Clinical Interpretation  
The present disclosure presents a unified system to phase a personal genome for downstream clinical interpretation. In an embodiment, an initial phasing is generated using public datasets, such as...
US20130084301 Cluster of Neutralizing Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus  
Compositions and methods are provided relating to human anti-HCV E2 monoclonal antibodies. The antibodies of the invention bind to a conserved region of HCV E2 protein, and neutralize HCV influenza...
US20130082234 Carbon-based semiconductors  
All-carbon-based semiconductor devices are provided. In accordance with an example embodiment, an apparatus includes n-type and p-type carbon-based semiconductor material that form a p-n junction,...
8411081 Systems and methods for enhancing symmetry in 2D and 3D objects  
Systems and methods for enhancing symmetry in 2D and 3D objects are disclosed. At least some embodiments include a computer-readable storage medium including software (executable on a processor) to...
8410729 Special purpose modes in photonic band gap fibers  
Photonic band gap fibers are described having one or more defects suitable for the acceleration of electrons or other charged particles. Methods and devices are described for exciting special...
8409282 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...
8409180 Patterned laser treatment  
Patterned laser treatment of the retina is provided. A visible alignment pattern having at least two separated spots is projected onto the retina. By triggering a laser subsystem, doses of laser...
US20130080365 Phased Whole Genome Genetic Risk In A Family Quartet  
An embodiment of the present invention is a method for resolving long-range haplotype phase based on family pedigree data, inheritance state determination, and population linkage disequilibrium...
US20130080069 Method to Estimate Likelihood of Pathogenicity of Synonymous and Non-coding Variants Across a Genome  
A method according to an embodiment of the present invention determines putative changes in splicing, mRNA structure, and protein synthesis. For each of these concepts, scoring algorithms are...
US20130080068 Phased Whole Genome Genetic Risk In A Family Quartet  
An embodiment of the present invention is a methodology for prioritizing variants relevant to inherited Mendelian (“single gene”) disease syndromes according to disease phenotype, gene, and var...
US20130079231 METHODS FOR OBTAINING A SEQUENCE  
The invention generally relates to methods for obtaining a sequence, such as a consensus sequence or a haplotype sequence. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve determining an...
US20130078623 BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS ARRANGEMENT AND APPROACH THEREFOR  
Characteristics of a chemical or biological sample are detected using an approach involving light detection. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an assaying arrangement...
US20130076378 Integrated capacitance bridge for high-resolution wide-temperature-range capacitance measurement  
The present approach is based on the use of an integrated capacitance bridge circuit to measure the capacitance of a device under test. A significant feature of this approach is that the operating...
8407036 Method and apparatus for modeling the modal properties of optical waveguides  
A method and apparatus models one or more electromagnetic field modes of a waveguide. The method includes calculating a first matrix having a plurality of elements and having a first bandwidth...
8405385 Temperature and drift compensation in magnetoresistive sensors  
Double modulation of a magnetoresistive sensor entails modulating both an excitation (e.g., voltage or current) applied to the sensor and a tickling magnetic field applied to the sensor. The...
8404807 Mammalian tumor susceptibility genes and their uses  
TSG101 is a tumor susceptibility gene whose homozygous functional knock out in fibroblasts leads to transformation and the ability of these cells to form metastatic tumors in nude mice. The...
8402831 Monolithic integrated CMUTs fabricated by low-temperature wafer bonding  
Low temperature wafer bonding (temperature of 450° C. or less) is employed to fabricate CMUTs on a wafer that already includes active electrical devices. The resulting structures are CMUT arrays ...
US20130073571 Method And System For Extraction And Normalization Of Relationships Via Ontology Induction  
Methods for developing an ontology of pharmacogenomics (PGx) relationships starting from a lexicon of key pharmacogenomic entities and a syntactic parse is described. The syntactic structure of PGx...
US20130073329 Method and System for Calendaring Events  
Described herein are methods for implementing a calendaring system for managing flexible events. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed where an individual's currently...