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8920676 Cerium based phosphor materials for solid-state lighting applications  
A luminescent cerium (Ce) doped compound emitting bright red light, comprising a calcium silicate nitride ternary system, such as CaSiN2-δOδ:Ce3+, that crystallizes in a face-centered cubic unit c...
US20140380517 GLK GENES FOR IMPROVED FRUIT QUALITY  
The present invention provides methods for improving fruit quality in plants that have low or reduced levels of Golden2-like (GLK) activity in the green fruit (e.g., cultivated tomato). The methods...
US20140379620 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC SEGMENT SELECTION FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS  
Systems and methods for automatically analyzing and selecting prominent channels from multi-dimensional biomedical signals in order to detect particular diseases or ailments are provided. Such...
US20140378815 MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY SOURCE IMAGING  
Techniques, devices and systems are disclosed for magnetoencephalography (MEG) source imaging. In one aspect, a method includes selecting signal data associated with one or more frequency bands...
US20140378516 COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF USE, AND METHODS OF TREATMENT  
Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to a beta-lactamase inhibitor, pharmaceutical compositions including a beta-lactamase inhibitor, methods of treatment of a condition...
US20140378510 SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATORS OF CALCIUM-ACTIVATED CHLORIDE CHANNELS AND METHODS OF USE  
Provided herein are small molecule activators of calcium-activated chloride channels. These small molecules may be used for treatment of diseases and disorders that are treatable by activating...
US20140377866 MICROFLUIDIC TUMOR TISSUE DISSOCIATION DEVICE  
A tissue dissociation device includes an inlet coupled to a first stage having a single channel having an upstream end and a downstream end; a plurality of serially arranged intermediate stages,...
US20140377857 INTEGRATED ELECTRO-BIOREACTOR  
The disclosure provides a process and bioreactor that converts CO2 to higher alcohols (e.g. isobutanol) using electricity as the energy source. This process stores electricity (e.g. from solar...
US20140377838 STABILIZATION OF BIOMOLECULES USING SUGAR POLYMERS  
Compositions and methods for stabilizing biomolecules are disclosed. Specifically, the compositions include novel homopolymers or copolymers containing trehalose side chains conjugated to...
US20140377301 Vault Compositions for Immunization  
Methods and compositions are provided herein for immunizing a subject by administering to the subject an effective amount of an immunogenic peptide or an immunogenic fragment or variant thereof...
US20140377291 GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS FOR USE IN MODULATING IMMUNE RESPONSES  
Provided herein are sphingolipid compounds that are useful for activating natural killer T cells. Also provided are methods for treating or preventing a disease or disorder that is treatable by...
US20140376837 SEMI-ACTIVE INSOLATORS BASED ON MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL NANOCOMPOSITES  
Systems, devices, uses and methods relating to magnetorhological materials including carbon nanotubes, such as single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes, are disclosed. Uses of...
US20140376584 ANISOTROPIC STRAIN CONTROL IN SEMIPOLAR NITRIDE QUANTUM WELLS BY PARTIALLY OR FULLY RELAXED ALUMINUM INDIUM GALLIUM NITRIDE LAYERS WITH MISFIT DISLOCATIONS  
An epitaxial structure for a III-Nitride based optical device, comprising an active layer with anisotropic strain on an underlying layer, where a lattice constant and strain in the underlying layer...
US20140376419 PASSIVE LEAKAGE CANCELLATION NETWORKS FOR DUPLEXERS AND COEXISTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS  
A passive cancellation network may include a transmit input having a configuration that passively receives a transmit signal from a transmitter that is to be wirelessly transmitted; a transmit...
US20140375338 INTEGRATED ELECTRIC FIELD SENSOR  
An electric field sensor includes one or more sensing electrodes connected to an integrated amplifier that bootstraps all parasitic capacitances at the sensor input to provide for a very high input...
US20140373603 Reducing False Alarms with Multi-modal Sensing for Pipeline Blockage  
A detection system and method of operation are disclosed. The system includes a first sensor coupled to a pipe associated with a pump and generates temperature data associated with a temperature of...
8917562 Body voltage sensing based short pulse reading circuit  
As memory geometries continue to scale down, current density of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) make conventional low current reading scheme problematic with regard to performance and reliability....
8916745 Plant CO2 sensors, nucleic acids encoding them, and methods for making and using them  
The invention provides compositions and methods for manipulating the exchange of water and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) through plant stomata by controlling CO2 sensor genes. The invention provides...
8916722 Complex mixed ligand open framework materials  
The disclosure provides multivariate metal organic frameworks comprising different functional ligands.
8916556 Pharmaceutical formulations comprising neurotrophin mimetics  
Methods and compounds for treating neurodegenerative and other disorders. Included is the administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound having binding specificity for...
8916390 Portable rapid diagnostic test reader  
A portable rapid diagnostic test reader system includes a mobile phone having a camera and one or more processors contained within the mobile phone and a modular housing configured to mount to the...
8915949 Method for providing directional therapy to skeletal joints  
An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or...
8915915 Apparatus and methods for magnetic alteration of anatomical features  
Systems and methods are disclosed for manipulating an anatomical feature within the body of the patient.
US20140372342 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MARKET MAKING  
Method and systems for design and operation of a prediction market. A plurality of security bundles and a plurality of payoff vectors may be defined, such that each payoff vector in the plurality...
US20140371616 METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX RHYTHM DISORDERS  
A method of analyzing a complex rhythm disorder in a human heart includes accessing signals from a plurality of sensors disposed spatially in relation to the heart, where the signals are associated...
US20140371615 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING CARDIAC ACTIVATION INFORMATION  
An example system and method of reconstructing cardiac activation information are disclosed. In accordance therewith, there are accessed pairs of cardiac signals out of a plurality of cardiac...
US20140371614 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING CARDIAC ACTIVATION INFORMATION  
An example method of representing cardiac information associated with a heart rhythm disorder is disclosed. The method includes accessing a plurality of neighboring cardiac signals obtained from a...
US20140371613 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM DISORDERS  
System, assembly and method are provided to facilitate reconstruction of cardiac information representing a complex rhythm disorder associated with a patient's heart to indicate a source of the...
US20140371609 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTIFYING SOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM DISORDERS  
An example system and method associated with identifying and treating a source of a heart rhythm disorder are disclosed. In accordance with therewith, a spatial element associated with a region of...
US20140371471 CHEMICAL ENHANCEMENT BY NANOMATERIALS UNDER X-RAY IRRADIATION  
A method for dynamic enhancement of chemical reactions by nanomaterials under hard X-ray irradiation. The nanomaterials were gold and platinum nanoparticles, and the chemical reaction employed was...
US20140371444 ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of making an organoboron compound, organoboron compounds, and the like.
US20140371097 NON-INVASIVE METHODS FOR ASSESSING OOCYTE QUALITY FOR IN VITRO FERTILIZATION  
The present invention provides methods of selecting oocytes for in vitro fertilization comprising determining the level of translation products in medium in which the oocyte is incubate.
US20140370595 Use of Synthetic Scaffolds for the Production of Biosynthetic Pathway Products  
The present invention provides methods of producing a product or product precursor of a biosynthetic pathway in a genetically modified host cell. The present invention also provides genetically...
US20140370562 PRODUCTION OF BETA-PHELLANDRENE USING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CYANOBACTERIA  
The present invention provides methods and compositions for producing β-phellandrene hydrocarbons from cyanobacteria.
US20140370560 BACTERIAL PRODUCTION OF METHYL KETONES  
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for increasing production of methyl ketones in a genetically modified host cell that overproduces β-ketoacyl-CoAs through a re-engineered ...
US20140370479 Enhancing Cognition in the Presence of Distraction and/or Interruption  
The present disclosure relates to methods and tools for enhancing cognition and improving well being in an individual. The methods involve presenting to an individual a task to be performed,...
US20140370403 INEXPENSIVE METAL-FREE ORGANIC REDOX FLOW BATTERY (ORBAT) FOR GRID-SCALE STORAGE  
A flow battery includes a positive electrode, a positive electrode electrolyte, a negative electrode, a negative electrode electrolyte, and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed between the...
US20140370395 MODIFIED CARBON BLACK MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES  
A lithium (Li) ion battery comprising a cathode, a separator, an organic electrolyte, an anode, and a carbon black conductive additive, wherein the carbon black has been heated treated in a CO2 gas...
US20140370378 Conductive Polymer and Si Nanoparticles Composite Secondary Particles and Structured Current Collectors for High Loading Lithium Ion Negative Electrode Application  
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a composition of matter comprising a silicon (Si) nanoparticle coated with a conductive polymer. Another embodiment discloses a method for preparing a...
US20140369971 METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR INDUCING HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS  
The present invention provides a fibromodulin (FMOD) reprogrammed (FReP) cell and a method of making therefor, a culture medium therefor, and a supernatant thereof, and methods of making and using...
US20140369393 MILLI-METER-WAVE-WIRELESS-INTERCONNECT (M2W2-INTERCONNECT) METHOD FOR SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ULTRA-HIGH DATA RATE CAPABILITY  
A millimeter wave wireless (M2W2) interconnect is used for transmitting and receiving signals at millimeter-wave frequencies for short-range wireless communication with high data rate capability....
US20140368817 OPTICAL FIBER-BASED HYBRID SERS PLATFORM FOR IN VIVO DETECTION OF BIO-MOLECULES  
An optical probe includes an optical fiber with a first end and a second end, and an enhanced surface on a portion of the first end of the optical fiber. The enhanced surface includes a patterned...
US20140368366 MOSTLY-DIGITAL OPEN-LOOP RING OSCILLATOR DELTA-SIGMA ADC AND METHODS FOR CONVERSION  
A continuous-time delta-sigma modulator for analog-to-digital conversion includes a pair of pseudo-differential signal paths including a pair of pseudo-differential signal paths including...
US20140367698 METHOD OF CONTROLLING STRESS IN GROUP-III NITRIDE FILMS DEPOSITED ON SUBSTRATES  
Methods of controlling stress in GaN films deposited on silicon and silicon carbide substrates and the films produced therefrom are disclosed. A typical method comprises providing a substrate and...
US20140367577 MODULAR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY KIT  
Systems and methods for a positron emission tomography (PET) kit are described. A PET detector kit may include a gantry, a plurality of PET detector modules, and an event processing device. A PET...
US20140366890 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL FIRE PREVENTION  
Surgical devices and methods for reducing the risk of surgical fires for patients receiving supplemental oxygen. Airflow with elevated concentrations of oxygen is drawn away from a surgical field...
8914808 Apparatus and method for dynamically reconfiguring state of application program in a many-core system  
An apparatus and method for dynamically reconfiguring a state of an application program in a many-core system is described. The apparatus may receive registration information from an application...
8913677 Symbol timing relative offset multi antenna system and method  
A multi-antenna communication method. A transmitter accepts a plurality of n data sources, and a plurality of MT independent data streams are prepared for transmission through a plurality of MT...
8912319 Synthesis of 2′-deoxy-2′-[18F]fluoro-5-methyl-1-B-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (18F-FMAU)  
The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing 18F-FMAU. In particular, 18F-FMAU is synthesized using one-pot reaction conditions in the presence of Friedel-Crafts catalysts. The one-pot...
8911639 Polymer electrolytes based on poly(glycidyl ether)s  
A polymer electrolyte composition including a metal salt and at least one polymer comprising a poly(glycidyl ether), where the at least one polymer is amorphous at ambient temperature. The...