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US20100203141 STIMULI-RESPONSIVE LOW SOLUBILITY HYDROGEL COPOLYMERS OF N-ISOPROPYL ACRYLAMIDE AND SYNTHESIS METHOD  
Preferred embodiment stimuli-responsive low solubility copolymer hydrogel compositions of the invention include polymerized N-isopropylacrylamide and water insoluble monomer or oligomer repeating...
US20100202484 Light emitting and lasing semiconductor devices and methods  
A semiconductor light emitting device, including: a heterojunction bipolar light-emitting transistor having a base region between emitter and collector regions; emitter, base, and collector...
US20100202483 Two terminal light emitting and lasing devices and methods  
A method for producing light emission from a semiconductor structure, including the following steps: providing a semiconductor structure that includes a first semiconductor junction between an...
7771944 Methods for determining genetic haplotypes and DNA mapping  
Improved methods of genetic haplotyping and DNA sequencing and mapping, including methods for making amplified ssDNA, methods for allele determination, and a DNA barcoding strategy based on direct...
US20100196932 Yeast Reporter System  
Cell-based screens for compounds that inhibit the accumulation of amyloids are described. For example, the herein described screens may be used to assay the formation, or inhibition, of pre-amyloid...
US20100196502 Isoform Selective HDAC Inhibitors  
One aspect of the invention relates to isoform-selective HDAC inhibitors. Also provided are methods of sensitizing a cancer cell to the cytotoxic effects of radiotherapy. The invention also...
US20100195683 CURVED COUPLED WAVEGUIDE ARRAY AND LASER  
A semiconductor laser that includes an active region, claddings and electrical contacts to stimulate emissions from the active region, where a coupled waveguide guides emission. The waveguide...
US20100194389 METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MOTION GUIDED FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
A method for imaging neuromuscular coupling and sensory processing with magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) is provided. More specifically, a method for examining the control that a subject's bra...
US20100193449 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR REMOVING ARSENIC FROM WATER  
A method of purifying water comprises contacting the water with a quaternary oxide while exposing the quaternary oxide to visible light, the quaternary oxide containing a dopant metal, a dopant...
7768800 Multiphase converter apparatus and method  
An ac/ac converter for accepting a pulsating dc input with encoded sinusoidal modulation and providing a multiphase modulated output. The converter comprises a bridge including a plurality of...
7768640 Fluorescence detection enhancement using photonic crystal extraction  
Enhancement of fluorescence emission from fluorophores bound to a sample and present on the surface of two-dimensional photonic crystals is described. The enhancement of fluorescence is achieved by...
7768455 Antenna for controlling radiation direction  
An antenna for controlling a radiation pattern includes a first substrate; a first radiator formed in one surface of the first substrate; a second radiator formed in other surface of the first...
7768376 Conformal mesh for thermal imaging  
This invention provides thermal sensors and imagers that are flexible and capable of conforming to curved surfaces and corresponding methods of making and methods of thermal sensing. The thermal...
7767836 Method and system for extraction of oil from corn  
A process for removing oil from an agricultural substrate, including a dry grind corn. An ethanol solution with a concentration in the range of from about 90% to about 100% ethanol is mixed with...
7767653 Enhancement of immune response to vaccine by interferon alpha  
Exogenous cDNA capable of expressing interferon″ activity, exogenous interferon″ protein, inducers of endogenous interferon″ protein activity, inducers of endogenous interferon $ protein activ...
US20100191110 Techniques to evaluate mechanical properties of a biologic material  
A system includes an acoustic radiation force source that is structured to generate an acoustic radiation force at one or more frequencies. A shear wave transmission device is embedded in a mass...
US20100191081 QUANTITATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING OF OXYGEN TENSION  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for measuring and mapping oxygen tension in a tissue and, in particular, permit direct non-invasive measurement of retinal tissue oxygen tension. In one aspect,...
US20100186629 Antioxidant Treatment Of Asphalt Binders  
A combination of antioxidants and method of incorporating the antioxidants into an asphalt binder to make a modified asphalt binder are described. The antioxidants comprise a thioester and an...
7765068 Identification and characterization of protein fragments  
A method of preparing a first set of candidate fragments from a sample protein fragment and a protein sequence, comprises selecting a first candidate sequence comprising a terminal amino acid of...
US20100184725 Method and Composition for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias of Vascular Origin  
A composition and method of treating Alzheimer's disease or a dementia of vascular origin are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an endothelin antagonist as the active agent to treat...
7756365 Near ultraviolet-wavelength photonic-crystal biosensor with enhanced surface to bulk sensitivity ratio  
Biosensors are disclosed based on one- or two-dimensional photonic-crystal reflectance filters operating at near-ultraviolet wavelengths. The biosensors feature a tightly confined resonant electric...
7752916 Apparatus and method for material testing of microscale and nanoscale samples  
Methods and apparatus for testing a microscale or nanoscale sample. A testing stage comprises a frame having first and second laterally opposing ends and first and second side beams. At least one...
US20100173975 Expressed Pseudogene Regulates Gene Expression  
Selective expression of a pseudogene of myosin light chain kinase is found in cancer cells and tissues but not in normal cells and tissues. The pseudogene is expressed, and when expressed it...
US20100173872 Method and Composition for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias of Vascular Origin  
A composition and method of treating Alzheimer's disease or a dementia of vascular origin are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an endothelin antagonist as the active agent to treat...
7751057 Magnetomotive optical coherence tomography  
A spectral-domain magnetomotive optical coherence tomography apparatus, includes (a) a spectral-domain optical coherence tomography device, and (b) a magnet. The magnet is coupled with the optical...
7749922 Nanowire structures and electrical devices  
The present invention provides structures and devices comprising conductive segments and conductance constricting segments of a nanowire, such as metallic, superconducting or semiconducting...
7748343 Electrohydrodynamic spraying system  
An electrohydrodynamic spray apparatus includes a liquid inlet and a spray nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid inlet, where the spray nozzle has an opening downstream of the liquid inlet....
US20100168849 TRANSCORNEAL VISION ASSISTANCE DEVICE  
The invention provides a transcorneal vision assistance device implantable in the eye of a patient. A preferred embodiment transcorneal microtelescope vision assistance device is implantable in the...
US20100168404 Metal Complex Compositions and Methods for Making Metal-Containing Films  
The present invention provides compositions of matter useful as deposition agents for making structures, including thin film structures and hard coatings, on substrates and features of substrates....
US20100166842 AMPHIPHILIC SUBSTANCES AND FUNCTIONALIZED LIPID VESICLES INCLUDING THE SAME  
An amphiphilic substance includes a hydrophobic group, and a polynucleotide group attached to the hydrophobic group. The polynucleotide group includes a first polynucleotide segment and a second...
US20100166604 COLORIMETRIC SENSOR ARRAYS BASED ON NANOPOROUS PIGMENTS  
A colorimetric array includes a substrate, a first spot on the substrate, and a second spot on the substrate. The first spot includes a first nanoporous pigment that includes a first nanoporous...
7747316 Blind adaptive filter extraction of fetal electrocardiogram signal estimate  
A blind adaptive filter of an apparatus in an example employs a frequency domain ECG-feature vector and a time domain ECG feature vector with a maternal ECG parameter estimate and a set of...
7745422 Bisphosphonate compounds and methods for bone resorption diseases, cancer, bone pain, immune disorders, and infectious diseases  
Bisphosphonate compounds and related methods of making and using are disclosed, including pyridinium-1-yl, quinolinium-1-yl, and related compounds. The activity of compounds is disclosed in the...
US20100159706 METHOD OF PLASMA ETCHING GA-BASED COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS  
A method of plasma etching Ga-based compound semiconductors includes providing a process chamber and a source electrode adjacent to the process chamber. The process chamber contains a sample...
US20100159705 METHOD OF PLASMA ETCHING GA-BASED COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS  
A method of plasma etching Ga-based compound semiconductors includes providing a process chamber and a source electrode adjacent thereto. The chamber contains a Ga-based compound semiconductor...
US20100158979 TEMPORAL RELEASE OF GROWTH FACTORS FROM 3D MICRO ROD SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION  
The present invention relates to the use of three-dimensional microrod scaffolds for the temporal release of growth factors useful in tissue regeneration, engineering and treatment of disorders.
7742662 Photonic crystal sensors with intergrated fluid containment structure  
Photonic crystal (PC) sensors, and sensor arrays and sensing systems incorporating PC sensors are described which have integrated fluid containment and/or fluid handling structures. Sensors and...
7740974 Formic acid fuel cells and catalysts  
An exemplary fuel cell of the invention includes a formic acid fuel solution in communication with an anode (12, 134), an oxidizer in communication with a cathode (16, 135) electrically linked to...
7740895 Nixtamalization process and products produced therefrom  
The present invention provides a nixtamalization process wherein corn endosperm fractions, subfractions, or combinations thereof are individually nixtamalized to produce food products. The...
7740857 Compositions and methods for treating malaria with cupredoxin and cytochrome  
The present invention relates to cupredoxin and cytochrome and their use, separately or together, to inhibit the spread of parasitemia in mammalian red blood cells and other tissues infected by the...
US20100152450 NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND THE USES THEREOF  
The invention relates to pyridinyl nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligands, compositions comprising an effective amount of a pyridinyl nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligand and methods to treat...
US20100151579 FLUORESCENT SENSOR FOR MERCURY  
The present invention provides a sensor for detecting mercury, comprising: a first polynucleotide, comprising a first region, and a second region, a second polynucleotide, a third polynucleotide, a...
US20100151394 System for Contactless Cleaning, Lithographic Apparatus and Device Manufacturing Method  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a system for contactless cleaning of an object surface, a lithographic apparatus including the system, and a method of manufacturing a device. The system may...
US20100150879 Methods for the detection, isolation, and use of lipid phosphate phosphatase-3-positive stem cells  
The present invention embraces antibodies that bind Lipid Phosphate Phosphatase-3, and use thereof in the detection and isolation of stems cells for promoting wound healing, neovascularization,...
7739090 Method and system for 3D blood vessel localization  
A method and apparatus are provided for modeling circulation in a living subject. The method includes the steps of developing a model for living subjects in general and correcting the model to...
7737392 Photonic crystal sensors with integrated fluid containment structure, sample handling devices incorporating same, and uses thereof for biomolecular interaction analysis  
Photonic crystal (PC) sensors, and sensor arrays and sensing systems incorporating PC sensors are described which have integrated fluid containment and/or fluid handling structures. The PC sensors...
7737045 Microfabricated micro fluid channels  
A fluid delivery system including a first substrate having a micro-channel and a well both formed through the first substrate. The fluid delivery system also includes a second substrate and a...
US20100144885 HISTONE ACETYL TRANSFERASE ACTIVATORS AND HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM  
The present invention relates to the reduction of a symptom of an alcohol withdrawal state comprising administering a modulator of histone acetylation.
US20100144838 Methods for Identifying Modulators of Pyrimidine Tract Binding Protein  
Provided herein are methods and materials for identifying compounds that modulate polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB), a protein that functions as a negative regulator of pre-mRNA splicing...
US20100143966 Method for facilitating fermentation of high solids compositions  
The present invention features a method for facilitating the fermentation of a high solids composition. The method involves subjecting the high solids composition to granular starch hydrolyzing...