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US20140207170 Venous Modulation Of Collateral Perfusion of Cerebral Ischemia  
A patient in whom blood diversion due to cerebral venous steal is present, and abolishment of the cerebral venous steal is indicated, is treated by increasing the cerebral venous pressure in the...
US20140206763 PHENYLBUTYRATE FOR TREATMENT OF SPORADIC INCLUSION-BODY MYOSITIS AND DISORDERS RELATING TO AUTOPHAGY IMPAIRMENT OR AMYLOID BETA 42 ACCUMULATION  
Disclosed is a method of improving lysosomal activity in a patient in need thereof including administering to the patient an effective amount of phenylbutyrate, preferably 4-phenylbutyrate in the...
US20140206596 Design of pH-Sensitive Oligopeptide Complexes For Drug Release Under Mildly Acidic Conditions  
The present invention discloses a design for a molecular delivery vehicle capable of delivering a molecular payload to a target cell and its intracellular compartments. Also disclosed are highly...
US20140206008 Salivary Protein Biomarkers for Human Oral Cancer  
The present invention relates to the identification of novel oral cancer and periodontal disease biomarkers. Further, the present invention provides novel methods of diagnosing and for providing a...
US20140205846 MULTI-DIMENSIONAL NETWORKS  
Described herein are multi-dimensional networks that can include a recurring unit of Formula (I) and a recurring unit of Formula (II), and methods of synthesizing and using the same.
US20140205756 IRON PYRITE THIN FILMS FROM MOLECULAR INKS  
Systems and methods are provided for fabricating pyrite thin films from molecular inks. A process is provided that comprises dissolving simple iron-bearing and sulfur-bearing molecules in an...
US20140205009 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPATIALLY SCALABLE VIDEO COMPRESSION AND TRANSMISSION  
A method and apparatus provide the ability to resample video frame into various resolutions, and to predict, quantize, and entropy code the video signal for spatially scalable compression and...
US20140204372 NANOCHIP BASED SENSING DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES  
Systems, devices and techniques are disclosed for optically detecting single molecules using nanoscale chip configurations. In one aspect, a sensing device includes a composite membrane having an...
US20140204295 ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS USING OPTICALLY PUMPED LUMINESCENT SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS  
A multicolor electronic display is based on an array of luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals. Nanocrystals which emit light of different colors are grouped into pixels. The nanocrystals are...
US20140204092 CLASSIFICATION OF HIGH DIMENSIONAL DATA  
A method for classification of high dimensional data on graphs based on the Ginzburg-Landau functional. The method applies L2 gradient flow minimization of the Ginzburg-Landau diffuse interface...
US20140203987 ELECTRICALLY SMALL VERTICAL SPLIT-RING RESONATOR ANTENNAS  
A vertical split ring resonator antenna is disclosed, comprising a substrate having an upper surface and lower surface, an interdigitated capacitor coupled to the upper surface of the substrate and...
US20140203871 ZERO-VOLTAGE-SWITCHING CONTOUR BASED OUTPHASING POWER AMPLIFIER  
A zero-voltage-switching contour based outphasing power amplifier having two class-E power amplifiers connected in an out-phasing architecture coupled on opposite sides of a load being driven. The...
US20140203077 INTELLIGENT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM  
A battery charging system for an electric vehicle in which an addressable RFID tag, an RFID receiver, an electrical charger, and a controller operate to charge the battery of an electric vehicle...
US20140202850 PHOTOELECTRODE FOR SOLAR WATER OXIDATION  
This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to photoelectrodes. In one aspect, a photoelectrode may include a substrate including an electrically conductive surface and at...
US20140202519 BROADBAND SUB-WAVELENGTH DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS FOR SOLAR CELLS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
Provided are solar cell assemblies for harvesting solar radiation having a diffractive optic, a reflective surface that directs solar radiation to the diffractive optic, and a plurality of solar...
8788540 System level applications of adaptive computing (SLAAC) technology  
An API (Application Programming Interface) for an adaptive computing system (ACS) may be used to create a system for performing an application on different types of ACS platforms. The API may be...
8786695 High numerical aperture telemicroscopy apparatus  
An imaging system consisting of a cell-phone with camera as the detection part of an optical train which includes other components. Optionally, an illumination system to create controlled contrast...
8785648 PKC-epsilon inhibitors  
The present invention relates to new AGC kinase inhibitors, in particular to compounds of Formula I or II or a stereoisomer, tautomer, racemic, metabolite, pro- or pre-drug, salt, hydrate, or...
8785624 Organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices with nonplanar porphyrins  
Embodiments of the present invention provide an organic photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising at least one nonplanar porphyrin of formula (I), wherein the meanings of M, R and R′ are d...
8785602 EMP2 antibodies and methods of use thereof for causing regression of a solid tumor or symptoms thereof  
The present invention provides methods and compositions useful in the treatment or prevention of Chlamydia infections and cancer. The methods and compositions inhibit the entry of Chlamydia into a...
8785505 Toxicology and cellular effect of manufactured nanomaterials  
The increasing use of nanotechnology in consumer products and medical applications underlies the importance of understanding its potential toxic effects to people and the environment. Herein are...
8785150 Quantifiable internal reference standards for immunohistochemistry and uses thereof  
Methods for identifying Quantifiable Internal Reference Standards (QIRS) for immunohistochemistry (IHC). Also disclosed are methods for using QIRS to quantify test antigens in IHC.
8785123 Direct hierarchical assembly of nanoparticles  
The present invention provides hierarchical assemblies of a block copolymer, a bifunctional linking compound and a nanoparticle. The block copolymers form one micro-domain and the nanoparticles...
8784870 Controlled release compositions for modulating free-radical induced damage and methods of use thereof  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of otic diseases or conditions with free-radical modulating agent compositions and formulations administered locally to an individual...
8784768 Hierarchially porous carbon particles for electrochemical applications  
Hierarchically porous graphitic carbon particles are prepared by an aerosol process using a aqueous solution of a carbon precursor compound in which different sized particles or clusters of silicon...
US20140200559 Daily periodic target-zone modulation in the model predictive control problem for artificial pancreas for type I diabetes applications  
A controller for an artificial pancreas for automated insulin delivery to patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) that enforces safe insulin delivery throughout both day and night, wherein...
US20140200277 METHODS OF FACILITATING NEURAL CELL SURVIVAL USING NON-PEPTIDE AND PEPTIDE BDNF NEUROTROPHIN MIMETICS  
Methods and compounds for treating neurological and other disorders are provided. Included is the administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound having binding and/or...
US20140200149 Methods and compositions for identification of source of microbial contamination in a sample  
Herein are described 1058 different bacterial taxa that were unique to either human, grazing mammal, or bird fecal wastes. These identified taxa can serve as specific identifier taxa for these...
US20140199716 ISOTOPIC RECODING FOR TARGETED TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY  
Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for detecting a low abundance protein and methods for identifying a site of N-glycosylation on a protein. In practicing methods according to...
US20140199333 Aquaporin-4 Peptides, Compositions and Methods of Use  
The present disclosure provides human Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) peptides and peptides having homology to human Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) peptides. Also provided herein are methods for using human AQP4 peptides...
US20140199309 FRAGMENT OF SECRETED HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN-90ALPHA (HSP90ALPHA) AS VACCINES OR EPITOPE FOR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY DRUGS OR TARGET FOR SMALL MOLECULE DRUGS AGAINST A RANGE OF SOLID HUMAN TUMORS  
The invention provides methods for treating HIF-1α-overexpressing human tumors, inhibiting HIF-1α-overexpressing tumor invasion and preventing tumor metastasis, and/or promoting tumor p...
US20140199275 TREATING TEAR FILM DISORDERS WITH MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS  
This invention provides methods of preventing, reducing or inhibiting one or more symptoms of a tear film disorder by administration to a subject mesenchymal stem cells.
US20140199239 Compositions and Methods for in Vivo Imaging  
The present disclosure provides lipid-probe compounds, and compositions comprising the compounds. A subject lipid-probe compound is useful for various imaging applications, which are also provided.
US20140199233 Enhanced Growth Inhibition of Osteosarcoma by Cytotoxic Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticles Targeting the Alcam Cell Surface Receptor  
The present invention relates to the fabrication and uses of liposomal nanoparticles.
US20140198893 EXCISED SPECIMEN IMAGING USING A COMBINED PET AND MICRO CT SCANNER  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for imaging a tissue specimen excised during surgery with a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and micro computed...
US20140197937 WEARABLE DEVICE FOR NONINVASIVE TACTILE STIMULATION  
A wearable tactile stimulation device can include a facial mask, an air-suit, and a pair of gloves. A wearable tactile stimulation device can include integrated conduits and nozzles configured to...
US20140197910 MAGNETOELECTRIC CONTROL OF SUPERPARAMAGNETISM  
A magnetoelectric composite device having a free (i.e. switchable) layer of ferromagnetic nanocrystals mechanically coupled a ferroelectric single crystal substrate is presented, wherein...
US20140197366 BORON NITRIDE CONVERTED CARBON FIBER  
This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to boron nitride converted carbon fiber. In one aspect, a method may include the operations of providing boron oxide and carbon...
US20140197339 LIFTING GATE POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE MICROVALVES AND PUMPS FOR MICROFLUIDIC CONTROL  
The present disclosure relates to method, system for microfluidic control. One or more embodiments of the disclosure relate to pneumatically actuated “lifting gate” microvalves and pumps. In som...
8782585 Methods for integrated circuit C4 ball placement  
Methods and systems for improving the reliability of C4 solder ball contacts performed at the design stage to reduce the incidence of thermally-induced failures, including those due to...
8781750 Cell-type-specific patterns of gene expression  
Among the methods, compositions, combinations and kits provided herein are those for determining gene expression levels in one or more cell types in heterogeneous cell samples, for identifying...
8780620 Information representation and coding for nonvolatile memories  
A memory device having a plurality of cells, each of which stores a value, where the values of the cells are mapped to discrete levels and the discrete levels represent data, is programmed by...
8779235 Engineering single-gene-controlled staygreen potential into plants  
The enzymes of the ACC synthase family are used in producing ethylene. Nucleotide and polypeptide sequences of ACC synthases are provided along with knockout plant cells having inhibition in...
8779104 EMP2 antibodies and methods of use thereof causing regression of a solid tumor or symptoms thereof  
The present invention provides methods and compositions useful in the treatment or prevention of Chlamydia infections and cancer. The methods and compositions inhibit the entry of Chlamydia into a...
8779077 All-conjugated triblock polyelectrolytes electron injection layer  
A method for the production neutral triblock all-conjugated copolymers by palladium-catalyzed chain-growth polymerization, and methods to convert these copolymers into all-conjugated triblock...
8778913 Antimicrobial compositions for treating microbial infections  
The disclosure provides compounds and methods to treat a microbial or a bacterial pathogenesis, and demonstrates that the S. aureus pigment is a virulence factor and potential novel target for...
8778897 Method of treatment using α-1-adrenergic agonist compounds  
Methods for treating or preventing cardiomyopathy in a subject by administering an α1 adrenergic receptor agonist, wherein the treatment does not result in increased blood pressure are provided.
8778716 Integrated circuits based on aligned nanotubes  
Techniques, apparatus and systems are described for wafer-scale processing of aligned nanotube devices and integrated circuits. In one aspect, a method can include growing aligned nanotubes on at...
8778690 Porous optical sensor with fiducial marker and method for detection of analytes  
The invention provides a porous sensor and sensing methods that use a porous sensor with a porous nanostructure having an optical response and having a portion of the porous nanostructure filled...
8778649 Use of acidothermus cellulolyticus xylanase for hydrolyzing lignocellulose  
A thermophilic endo-beta-1,4-xylanase derived from Acidothermus cellulolyticus is disclosed. The xylanase exhibits xylanase activity at an optimal temperature of 90° C. and an optimal pH range of ...