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8062408 Integrated vacuum absorption steam cycle gas separation  
Methods and systems for separating a targeted gas from a gas stream emitted from a power plant. The gas stream is brought into contact with an absorption solution to preferentially absorb the...
US20110281353 Composition and Method for Facilitating the Internalization of a Therapeutic Agent into a Cell  
The present invention is a composition and method for facilitating the internalization of a therapeutic agent into a cell. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of the extracellular...
US20110277813 Arrays of Ultrathin Silicon Solar Microcells  
Provided are solar cells, photovoltaics and related methods for making solar cells, wherein the solar cell is made of ultrathin solar grade or low quality silicon. In an aspect, the invention is a...
8058415 Aptamer- and nucleic acid enzyme-based systems for simultaneous detection of multiple analytes  
The present invention provides aptamer- and nucleic acid enzyme-based systems for simultaneously determining the presence and optionally the concentration of multiple analytes in a sample. Methods...
8056419 Artificial lateral line  
An artificial sensor comprises at least one substrate, and a plurality of flow sensors disposed on the at least one substrate for providing a plurality of spatial-temporally varying signals...
US20110277177 Soybean Genes for Resistance to Aphis Glycines  
Aphis glycines resistance (RAG) genes are provided by this invention, along with methods for identifying their presence using marker-assisted selection. Varieties of G. max and G. soja having...
US20110275788 FIBROUS PROTEIN FUSIONS AND USE THEREOF IN THE FORMATION OF ADVANCED ORGANIC/INORGANIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS  
The claimed invention provides a fusion polypeptide comprising a fibrous protein domain and a mineralization domain. The fusion is used to form an organic-inorganic composite. These...
US20110275272 METHOD FOR MAKING BURIED CIRCUMFERENTIAL ELECTRODE MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICE ARRAYS, AND ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS  
In a preferred method of formation embodiment, a metal foil or film is obtained or formed with micro-holes. The foil is anodized to form metal oxide. One or more self-patterned metal electrodes...
US20110274566 MAGNETICALLY DRIVEN MICROPUMP  
A magnetically driven micropump for handling small fluid volumes. The micropump includes a first chamber and a second chamber. A flexible membrane being disposed between the first and second...
US20110272355 SOLVENT REMOVAL AND RECOVERY FROM INORGANIC AND ORGANIC SOLUTIONS  
A process for recovering solvents from inorganic and organic solutions is disclosed. The process utilizes a polymer capable of selectively extracting the solvent from the inorganic or organic...
8053413 Methods for treating sleep disorders by cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor B antagonists  
The present invention relates to a method for preventing or ameliorating a sleep-related breathing disorder. The method involves the use of one or a combination of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor...
US20110270042 ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL SUPPORT AND RETRACTOR SYSTEM  
A surgical support system including a primary telescoping support; and a secondary telescoping support that is telescopically mounted to the primary support, the secondary support being configured...
US20110269834 COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR TREATING RESPIRATORY DISEASES  
Described herein are compounds and compositions, and methods for using the compounds and compositions, for treating respiratory diseases and illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
US20110268148 Device for Calorimetric Measurement  
In one aspect, provided herein is a single crystal silicon microcalorimeter, for example useful for high temperature operation and long-term stability of calorimetric measurements....
US20110267617 Second-Order Nonlinear Susceptibility of a Nanoparticle Using Coherent Confocal Microscopy  
A coherent confocal microscope and methods for measuring elements of the non-linear susceptibility of a nanoparticle, including, more particularly, all of the elements of the second-order...
US20110265547 SENSOR, METHODS OF CALIBRATING A SENSOR, METHODS OF OPERATING A SENSOR  
A scour sensor and method of detecting scour in the bed of a body of water as well as a sensor and method for determining the subgrade modulus of a subgrade are provided. The scour sensor includes...
8049502 Tunable radio-frequency coil  
A radio frequency (RF) coil comprising a plurality of electrically uninterrupted conductive legs, each leg having a first end and a second end, and at least one continuous conductor electrically...
US20110263880 EFFICIENT METHOD FOR PREPARING 2,5-DIMETHYLFURAN  
The present disclosure provides methods to make liquid fuels from renewable, carbon neutral precursors. Specifically, methods to prepare 2,5-dimethylfuran from a source of fructose or other...
US20110263119 METHOD OF FORMING NANOSCALE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PATTERNS IN A POROUS MATERIAL  
A method of forming a nanoscale three-dimensional pattern in a porous semiconductor includes providing a film comprising a semiconductor material and defining a nanoscale metal pattern on the...
US20110262398 CARDIAC TREATMENT USING ANTI-FIBROTIC AGENTS  
Disclosed herein are reagents and methods for detecting and treating age-related diastolic dysfunction in an animal or a human.
US20110260609 INTERWOVEN WIRE MESH MICROCAVITY PLASMA ARRAYS  
Embodiments of the invention provide for large arrays of microcavity plasma devices that can be made inexpensively, and can produce large area but thin displays or lighting sources Interwoven...
8046426 Random linear coding approach to distributed data storage  
A method and computer program product for providing a random linear coding approach to distributed data storage is presented. A file is broken into a plurality of pieces. For every peer (peer...
8046218 Speech and method for identifying perceptual features  
A system and method for phone detection. The system includes a microphone configured to receive a speech signal in an acoustic domain and convert the speech signal from the acoustic domain to an...
8045161 Robust determination of the anisotropic polarizability of nanoparticles using coherent confocal microscopy  
A coherent confocal microscope for fully characterizing the elastic scattering properties of a nanoparticle as a function of wavelength. Using a high numerical aperture lens, two-dimensional...
8043802 Fluorescence based biosensor  
A novel biosensor comprises at least one fluorophore and at least two quenchers, and is capable of selectively and specifically detecting the presence of an ion in the presence of other ions.
US20110257398 Compositions and Methods Including Cell Death Inducers and Procaspase Activation  
Compositions and methods are disclosed in embodiments relating to induction of cell death such as in cancer cells. Compounds and related methods for synthesis and use thereof, including the use of...
US20110257145 METHOD OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES  
A method of treating neurological diseases, like Alzheimer's Disease by administering a compound that activates protein kinase C and inhibits histone deacetylases to an individual suffering from...
US20110256213 PHOSPHOLIPID MICELLAR AND LIPOSOMAL COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF  
The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for the reduction or neutralization of toxins associated with a bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, viral, or protozoal agent. More...
US20110252930 HARD TURNING MICRO-MACHINE TOOL  
A micro-scale apparatus for supporting a tool for hard turning comprises a base, a pivot coupled to the base, an actuator coupled to the base, and at least one member coupled to the actuator at...
8039847 Printable semiconductor structures and related methods of making and assembling  
The present invention provides a high yield pathway for the fabrication, transfer and assembly of high quality printable semiconductor elements having selected physical dimensions, shapes,...
US20110251985 Detection and Prediction of Physiological Events in People with Sleep Disordered Breathing Using a LAMSTAR Neural Network  
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for generating and outputting physiological event results from physiological data related to a patient. Physiological event results include results predicting...
8032209 Localizing neural sources in a brain  
Described herein is a non-invasive determination of locations of neural activity in a brain. In particular, methods and systems have been developed that utilize a FINES algorithm for use in...
8030833 Electron emission device incorporating free standing monocrystalline nanowires  
One embodiment includes forming a nanowire on a substrate from an organometallic vapor. The nanowire is grown during this formation in a direction away from the substrate and is freestanding...
8030278 Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers, including solid tumors, are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can...
8029980 Identification and use of agents that modulate oncogenic transcription agent activity  
Embodiments of the invention provides, among other things, methods for identifying agents that inhibit oncogenic transcription factors, induce apoptosis, inhibit the growth of transformed cells...
US20110237448 CARBOHYDRATE BINDING MODULE WITH AFFINITY FOR INSOLUBLE XYLAN  
The present disclosure relates to isolated polynucleotides with two polynucleotide sequences linked within one open reading frame, in which the first polynucleotide sequence encodes a peptide that...
US20110236956 MULTICISTRONIC siRNA CONSTRUCTS TO INHIBIT TUMORS  
Multicistronic short interfering RNA constructs targeting in various combinations a human urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), human urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA),...
8026860 Electrically small antenna devices, systems, apparatus, and methods  
The utilization of small antennas for mobile devices and for low frequency (long wavelength) applications is desired. Further, efficient use of transmission power is desirable, especially in...
8026216 Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers  
Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers, especially ovarian tumors, are disclosed. The methods and compositions utilize an endothelin B agonist (ETB) to enhance the...
8026054 Antibodies against cells of fetal origin  
This invention relates to antibodies that specific bind to fetal CD36+ cells in preference to binding to maternal CD36+ cells and methods for using these antibodies to detect and separate fetal...
8025025 Apparatus and method for applying a film on a substrate  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a plurality of applicators, each applicator with an ingress opening to receive a...
US20110231185 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLIND SIGNAL RECOVERY IN NOISY, REVERBERANT ENVIRONMENTS  
A maximum-kurtosis, distortionless response (MKDR) technique and an extension, the maximum-kurtosis, Wiener estimate (MKWE) technique, are provided. In one form, blind estimates of the speech...
US20110229909 RHO1-Gamma Amino Butyric Acid C Receptor-Specific Antibodies  
This invention provides antibodies immunologically specific for ρ1-GABAC receptor protein. The invention also provides methods of making and methods of using said antibodies and kits containing...
8022177 Peptides and calcium regulation in mammalian cells  
Calcium channels in a variety of tissues may contain different subunits, including several different γ (gamma) subunits. We report studies regarding structural features of certain gamma subunits,...
US20110223088 Method and Apparatus for On-Site Production of Lime and Sorbents for Use in Removal of Gaseous Pollutants  
The invention provides various methods for removing gas phase pollutants by calcining limestone or dolomite using flash calcination to produce a high surface area lime or hydrated lime and...
US20110220890 Methods and Devices for Fabricating and Assembling Printable Semiconductor Elements  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
8017917 Ionizing radiation sensor  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an ionizing radiation sensor having a first scintillator for generating photons from incoming ionizing...
8017749 Compositions and methods to treat cancer with cupredoxins and CpG rich DNA  
The present invention relates to compositions comprising CpG rich DNA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The compositions optionally comprise a cupredoxin. The present invention includes specific CpG...
US20110217734 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF APPA-CONTAINING PEPTIDES  
The disclosure of the present application provides polypeptide sequences and nucleotide sequences coding for the polypeptide sequences of proteins used in the production of APPA-containing...
8013203 System for controlling the reactivity of boronic acids  
A protected organoboronic acid includes a boron having an sp3 hybridization, a conformationally rigid protecting group bonded to the boron, and an organic group bonded to the boron through a...