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8835959 Transparent light emitting diodes  
A transparent light emitting diode (LED) includes a plurality of III-nitride layers, including an active region that emits light, wherein all of the layers except for the active region are...
8835660 Method for extracting organic compounds from aqueous mixtures  
The invention provides a method to extract organic compounds from aqueous mixtures, using a specially selected organic compound as an extraction liquid. The method can be applied to remove...
8835630 Acyclic nucleoside phosphonate diesters  
The present disclosure relates, inter alia, to compositions and methods for treating viral diseases and cancer. There are disclosed lipophilic antiviral and anticancer acyclic nucleoside...
8835386 Activity of recombinant equine follicle stimulating hormone  
The present invention provides methods of producing biologically active recombinant eFSH analogs and methods of increasing reproduction in mammals, particularly equine, using recombinant eFSH...
8835200 High light extraction efficiency nitride based light emitting diode by surface roughening  
A III-nitride light emitting diode (LED) and method of fabricating the same, wherein at least one surface of a semipolar or nonpolar plane of a III-nitride layer of the LED is textured, thereby...
8835166 Extracellular matrix material created using non-thermal irreversible electroporation  
Extracellular matrix material is disclosed which is created by subjecting a target area to non-thermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE) with a pulsed electrical field to kill cells in the...
8835113 Methods and compositions for assaying a sample for an aggregant  
This invention relates to an aggregation sensor useful for the detection and analysis of aggregants in a sample, and methods, articles and compositions relating to such a sensor. The sensor...
8834896 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...
8834169 Method and apparatus for automating arm and grasping movement training for rehabilitation of patients with motor impairment  
A method and apparatus for upper limb rehabilitation training of coordinated arm/forearm, forearm/forearm and grasping movements of a motor impaired patient comprises a nonrobotic, passive support,...
US20140259226 CONSTITUTIVELY ACTIVE ABA RECEPTOR MUTANTS  
The present invention provides for compositions comprising mutated PYR/PYL receptor polypeptides that bind to a type 2 protein phosphatase in the absence of abscisic acid. The present invention...
US20140259161 METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING AND ISOLATING HARDWARE TIMING CHANNELS  
A method for detecting a timing channel in a hardware design includes synthesizing the hardware design to gate level. Gate level information flow tracing is applied to the gate level of the...
US20140257143 Systems And Methods For Monitoring Hand And Wrist Movement  
In one embodiment, a system includes apparatus for monitoring hand or wrist movement, the apparatus including a magnetic ring adapted to be worn on a finger of a patient and a data acquisition unit...
US20140257052 MONOLITHICALLY INTEGRATED IMPLANTABLE FLEXIBLE ANTENNA FOR ELECTROCORTICOGRAPHY AND RELATED BIOTELEMETRY DEVICES  
A sub-skin-depth (nanoscale metallization) thin film antenna is shown that is monolithically integrated with an array of neural recording electrodes on a flexible polymer substrate. The structure...
US20140256931 CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL FOR PURIFYING LIGNOCELLULOSIC OLIGOMERS  
The present disclosure relates carbonaceous materials and to methods of using such carbonaceous materials for purifying oligomers produced from depolymerized biomass, such as lignocellulosic biomass.
US20140256512 EXERCISE PROMOTION, MEASUREMENT, AND MONITORING SYSTEM  
An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing...
US20140256078 SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING BY MAGNETIC FIELD GUIDED ETCHING  
Methods, systems, and devices are described for slicing and shaping materials using magnetically guided chemical etching. In one aspect, a method includes forming a pattern on a substrate by a...
US20140255946 CHIP-BASED DROPLET SORTING  
A non-contact system for sorting monodisperse water-in-oil emulsion droplets in a microfluidic device based on the droplet's contents and their interaction with an applied electromagnetic field or...
US20140255918 Compositions, Devices, Systems, and Methods for Using a Nanopore  
The invention herein disclosed provides for devices and methods that can detect and control an individual polymer in a mixture is acted upon by another compound, for example, an enzyme, in a...
US20140255806 METHANE-BASED POWER GENERATION WITH ZERO-CARBON EMISSIONS  
The present invention provides a method of converting a hydrocarbon into H2 and a carbon material comprising substantially no CO2, whereby the H2 is used by a fuel cell to generate electrical...
US20140255507 METHOD FOR PROMOTING THE SYNTHESIS OF COLLAGEN AND PROTEOGLYCAN IN CHONDROCYTES  
The synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan in chondrocytes, such as intervertebral disc cells, articular chondrocytes and meniscal cells is promoted by administration of an extract from inflamed...
US20140255336 POLYPHOSPHATE-FUNCTIONALIZED INORGANIC NANOPARTICLES AS HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE  
A hemostatic composition is provided. The hemostatic composition includes a hemostatically effective amount of a hemostatic agent that includes a nanoparticle and a polyphosphate polymer attached...
US20140255311 BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES DEGRADE AND RELEASE CARGO IN RESPONSE TO BIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT LEVELS OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE  
Disclosed are compositions and synthesis methods that pertain to biocompatible polymeric capsules capable of undergoing backbone degradation and cargo release upon exposure to biologically relevant...
US20140255283 Use of Manganese Oxide and Activated Carbon Fibers for Removing a Particle, Volatile Organic Compound or Ozone from a Gas  
The present invention provides for a device for reducing a volatile organic compound (VOC) content of a gas comprising a manganese oxide (MnOx) catalyst. The manganese oxide (MnOx) catalyst is...
US20140253915 COHERENT DUAL PARAMETRIC FREQUENCY COMB FOR ULTRAFAST CHROMATIC DISPERSION MEASUREMENT  
A wide-band optical frequency comb is provided to estimate an optical phase shift induced in a dispersive material. In contrast to the conventional techniques that rely on a single tunable laser...
US20140253435 IN-AIR ULTRASONIC RANGEFINDING AND ANGLE ESTIMATION  
An apparatus for determining location of a moveable object in relation to an input device includes an array of one or more piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) elements and a...
US20140252672 3D PRINTING POWDER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE  
Powder compositions that can be used with traditional 3D printing technology and methods for producing 3D printed building materials that have comparable compressive strength to standard concrete...
US20140252396 HIGHLY EFFICIENT GALLIUM NITRIDE BASED LIGHT EMITTING DIODES VIA SURFACE ROUGHENING  
A gallium nitride (GaN) based light emitting diode (LED), wherein light is extracted through a nitrogen face (N-face) of the LED and a surface of the N-face is roughened into one or more hexagonal...
US20140252228 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CREATING GAUSSIAN ABERRATION-CORRECTED ELECTRON BEAMS  
Electron beam phase gratings have phase profiles that produce a diffracted beam having a Gaussian or other selected intensity profile. Phase profiles can also be selected to correct or compensate...
US20140251622 METHODS FOR PRODUCING AUTHIGENIC ROCK MINERAL FOR ALTERING ROCK HYDROLOGY  
The present disclosure relates to methods of reversibly altering the rock hydrology in systems, such as oil reservoirs, by inducing authigenic mineral-precipitating bacteria to produce authigenic...
8832520 High order modulation protograph codes  
Digital communication coding methods for designing protograph-based bit-interleaved code modulation that is general and applies to any modulation. The general coding framework can support not only...
8830556 Metamaterials  
One exemplary metamaterial is formed from a plurality of individual unit cells, at least a portion of which have a different permeability than others. The plurality of individual unit cells are...
8830235 Non-uniform relaxation procedure for multiresolution mesh processing  
An irregular connectivity mesh representative of a surface having an arbitrary topology is processed using a non-uniform relaxation procedure. The non-uniform relaxation procedure minimizes...
8830037 In vivo RFID chip  
An in vivo RFID chip implanted in a patient's body, comprising an integrated antenna formed on the chip, and a CMOS-compatible circuitry adapted for biosensing and transmitting information out of...
8829789 Organic optoelectronic device electrodes with nanotubes  
An electrode for use in an organic optoelectronic device is provided. The electrode includes a thin film of single-wall carbon nanotubes. The film may be deposited on a substrate of the device by...
8828980 Controlled release corticosteroid compositions and methods for the treatment of otic disorders  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of otic disorders with steroid, NSAID, and/or adenosine triphosphatase (“ATPase”) modulator agents. In these methods, the ste...
8828684 Genetically modified host cells and use of same for producing isoprenoid compounds  
The present invention provides genetically modified eukaryotic host cells that produce isoprenoid precursors or isoprenoid compounds. A subject genetically modified host cell comprises increased...
8828663 Thermal reaction device and method for using the same  
Devices and methods for performing the relative concentration of a target in a sample, the sample containing both target and non-target components, the method performed by partitioning the sample...
8828658 Spatio-temporal control of protein interactions using phytochromes  
The invention provides methods, materials and systems of regulating association between proteins of interest using light. In an aspect, the invention takes advantage of the ability of phytochromes...
8828652 Elimination of N-glycolylneuraminic acid from animal products for human use  
The application is in the field of transgenic (non-human) organisms, sialic acid chemistry, metabolism and antigenicity. More particularly, the invention is related to a method to produce...
8828383 Nanocarriers with multi-photon response elements  
Compositions are provided in which dendrimers and/or nanoparticles are synthesized with multi-photon responsive elements and self-immolative oligomers. The compositions may be utilized to...
8828378 Targeted vectors for cancer immunotherapy  
This invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer. More specifically this invention is directed to a targeted retroviral vector comprising a cytokine gene that can be...
8828302 Preparation and use of nanowrinkles  
Provided are methods of preparing a textured surface on a thermoplastic material that include treating the material with a plasma and subsequently shrinking the substrate to induce formation of...
8826726 Gas sensor  
A gas sensor is described which incorporates a sensor stack comprising a first film layer of a ferromagnetic material, a spacer layer, and a second film layer of the ferromagnetic material. The...
US20140250553 SENSOR FOR LOW FORCE-NOISE DETECTION IN LIQUIDS  
The embodiments described herein provide a sensor. In an exemplary embodiment, the sensor includes (1) a resonator, (2) a probe attached to the resonator, and (3) an encasement that encases the...
US20140249620 ULTRA-LOW FRACTIONAL AREA COVERAGE FLOW DIVERTER FOR TREATING ANEURYSMS AND VASCULAR DISEASES  
A flow diverter is described and fabricated using ultra-thin porous thin-film Nitinol, and is configured for implantation to a treatment site within a vessel for significant reduction in an...
US20140249614 THIN FILM VASCULAR STENT AND BIOCOMPATIBLE SURFACE TREATMENT  
A vascular implant, comprising a sheet comprising thin film nickel titanium (NiTi), wherein the sheet has at least one super-hydrophilic surface having a water contact angle of less than...
US20140249444 BURST SUPPRESSION MONITOR FOR INDUCED COMA  
Methods and systems for monitoring subjects, analyzing EEG data, and maintaining subjects at desired sedation states using automatic processing systems to determine a mean burst suppression...
US20140249236 Salivary mRNA Profiling, Biomarkers and Related Methods and Kits of Parts  
A method to detect a biomarker in saliva wherein the biomarker is an extracellular mRNA, comprises detecting the extracellular mRNA in the cell-free saliva; transcriptome analysis of saliva...
US20140249193 MODULATORS OF MITOCHONDRIAL PROTEIN IMPORT  
The present invention provides compounds that modulate protein translocation in mitochondria, compositions thereof, and methods of identifying, making and using these.
US20140249140 Nerve Agent Antidotes  
The present invention includes compositions that are useful in treating, ameliorating, or preventing nerve agent poisoning. The present invention also includes methods of preventing, treating or...