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8338601 Slow release of organoboronic acids in cross-coupling reactions  
A method of performing a chemical reaction includes reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of an organohalide and an organo-pseudohalide, and a protected organoboronic acid...
8338308 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...
8337873 Hollow and porous orthopaedic or dental implant that delivers a biological agent  
This invention relates to the synthesis of new tooth or bone from an encapsulated biological agent such as a growth factor or stem cells contained within a hollow and porous biocompatible vehicle...
US20120321785 Methods of Making Spatially Aligned Nanotubes and Nanotube Arrays  
The present invention provides arrays of longitudinally aligned carbon nanotubes having specified positions, nanotube densities and orientations, and corresponding methods of making nanotube...
US20120321536 MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE COMPRISING A BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE  
A microfluidic device comprising a biodegradable material comprises, according to one embodiment, a body including one or more channels extending therethrough for passage of a fluid, where the...
8334976 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...
US20120315621 PERSONAL GLUCOSE METERS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF A BROAD RANGE OF ANALYTES  
A methodology for developing highly sensitive and selective sensors that can achieve portable, low-cost and quantitative detection of a broad range of targets using only a personal glucose meter...
US20120313012 Photobleaching and Intermittency Localization Microscopy  
A method of image analysis creates super-resolution images from images with high densities of fluorophores by processing a movie in which the fluorescent molecules or particles are photobleaching...
8332007 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,...
8331615 Match, expand, and filter technique for multi-view stereopsis  
In accordance with one or more aspects of a match, expand, and filter technique for multi-view stereopsis, features across multiple images of an object are matched to obtain a sparse set of...
US20120308611 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...
US20120308542 Method for Ameliorating or Preventing Arrhythmic Risk Associated with Cardiomyopathy by Improving Conduction Velocity  
A method for reducing arrhythmic risk associated with cardiomyopathy by improving conduction velocity, includes administering a composition containing NAD+ or a mitochondrial targeted antioxidant...
US20120307352 Energy-Efficient Smart Window System  
Energy-efficient windows incorporating spectrally selective optical elements capable of providing desirable optical characteristics (transmission, reflection, refraction or diffraction) for...
8324409 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...
US20120302509 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO PREVENT CANCER WITH CUPREDOXINS  
The present invention relates to compositions comprising peptides that may be variants, derivatives and structural equivalents of cupredoxins that inhibit the development of premalignant lesions...
US20120300293 Simple Ultra-Stable Stage with Built-in Fiduciary Markers for Fluorescence Nanoscopy  
An improved microscope stage mount with built-in fiduciary markers is used for fluorescence microscopy, and comprises: (a) an optically-transparent glass plate adapted for specimen mounting and...
8318983 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...
US20120290607 AUTOMATED PROSTATE TISSUE REFERENCING FOR CANCER DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS  
This application provides to a method for identifying one or more prostate tissue samples in a database that are closest to a test prostate sample, which can be used to aid pathologists when...
US20120290088 System and Method for Prosthetic Fitting and Balancing in Joints  
A device for intraoperative use in balancing joint forces and verifying the placement of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty includes a spacer defining an enclosure; the spacer is...
US20120289870 PORTABLE ACTIVE PNEUMATICALLY POWERED ANKLE-FOOT ORTHOSIS  
A portable active fluid-powered ankle foot orthosis. A lower leg mount and a foot bed are pivotally coupled at or proximate to an ankle position. A fluid powered rotary actuator is configured to...
US20120289482 Method for modulating or controlling connexin 43(Cx43) level of a cell and reducing arrhythmic risk  
A method of modulating or controlling connexin 43 (Cx43) level of a cell includes inducing mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in the cell.
US20120288486 Method for Ameliorating or Preventing Arrhythmic Risk Associated with Cardiomyopathy  
A method for reducing arrhythmic risk associated with cardiomyopathy includes administering a composition containing NAD+ or a mitochondrial targeted antioxidant to an individual in need thereof.
8310128 High precision silicon-on-insulator MEMS parallel kinematic stages  
MEMS stages comprising a plurality of comb drive actuators provide micro and up to nano-positioning capability. Flexure hinges and folded springs that operably connect the actuator to a movable...
8308940 Chromatography devices and methods  
Provided are chromatography devices having a stationary phase that includes patchy particles having at least two different surface chemistries, such as Janus particles. Also provided are methods...
8308452 Dual chamber valveless MEMS micropump  
A valveless MEMS micropump capable of improved efficiency and performance is disclosed. The micropump includes two adjoining chambers separated by a piezoelectric actuated pump membrane. The...
US20120283744 INSERTION TOOL FOR A SPINAL CORD STIMULATION ELECTRODE  
The present invention is directed to an insertion tool for a spinal cord stimulation electrode. The insertion tool comprises a first leg and a second leg coupled to the first leg. The first and...
US20120279306 Mechanical Nanoresonator for Extremely Broadband Resonance  
In an embodiment, provided are nanoresonators, nanoresonator components and related methods using the nanoresonators to measure parameters of interest. In an aspect, provided is a nanoresonator...
8307414 Method and system for distributed, localized authentication in the framework of 802.11  
A method for controlling Internet access of a mobile device by using a communication system having a number of access points includes the steps of performing a certificate-based authentication...
8305682 Optical frequency up-conversion of femtosecond pulses into targeted single bands in the visible and ultraviolet  
An apparatus and methods for generating a substantially supercontinuum-free widely-tunable multimilliwatt source of radiation characterized by a narrowband line profile. The apparatus and methods...
US20120278958 Ultra-Low Damping Imaging Mode Related to Scanning Probe Microscopy in Liquid  
Provided are methods and systems for high resolution imaging of a material immersed in liquid by scanning probe microscopy. The methods further relate to imaging a material submersed in liquid by...
US20120277652 Stem Cell Immune Modulation Methods of Use and Apparatus  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed co-culturing stem cells with mononuclear cells and/or lymphocytes to modulate their function. The invention also discloses the use of stem cells to educate...
US20120276549 Photonic biosensors incorporated into tubing, methods of manufacture and instruments for analyziing the biosensors  
Tubing such as clear plastic disposable tubing or glass tubing includes a photonic sensor formed in or placed within the tubing. The photonic sensors can take the form of photonic crystal sensors,...
8301390 Quantum chemistry simulations using optimization methods  
Embodiments of the present invention provide, among other things, methods, apparatus, and systems for tuning a semiempirical process for predicting energy for different molecular configurations....
8300228 Matched pulse stimulated raman scattering  
Methods and apparatus for selectively driving the vibrations of normal modes of a target molecule into coherence using stimulated Raman scattering. In concert, many vibrations produce a larger...
8299211 Peptides and regulation of calcium channels  
Calcium channels can be regulated by natural gamma proteins. Herein we disclose embodiments of compositions and methods, particularly involving short peptides which are capable of regulating...
8294078 Optically-triggered multi-stage power system and devices  
A multi-stage optically-triggered power system. At least one triggering stage is responsive to at least one optical trigger to directly create photogeneration of carriers in the at least one...
8293271 Encapsulated materials and methods for encapsulating materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having an outer nozzle operable to discharge an outer stream of a shell solution, and an inner...
8292814 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
US20120261551 OPTICAL COMPONENT ARRAY HAVING ADJUSTABLE CURVATURE  
Provided are devices, and related methods, for controlling curvature of an array of optical components on, embedded, or partially embedded in, a deformable substrate. The array of optical...
US20120261182 LIQUID-REPELLENT, LARGE-AREA, ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTING POLYMER COMPOSITE COATINGS  
A polymeric composition including a blend of poly(vinylidine fluoride) (PVDF), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), carbon nanofibers, and poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) particles is described and...
US20120258549 External cavity laser biosensor arrangements  
A label-free biosensor detection arrangement incorporating an external cavity laser (ECL) includes a tunable lasing element (e.g. an antireflection coated laser diode or semiconductor optical...
US20120256102 Dye-conjugated dendrimers  
The invention provides dendrimers, conjugates thereof, and methods of using dendrimer conjugates. In one embodiment, the invention provides novel polymeric dendrimers as a new class of fluorescent...
8283090 Electrochemical cells comprising laminar flow induced dynamic conducting interfaces, electronic devices comprising such cells, and methods employing same  
An electrochemical cell is described that includes (a) a first electrode; (b) a second electrode; and (c) a channel contiguous with at least a portion of the first and the second electrodes. When...
US20120252742 Human Single-Chain T Cell Receptors  
A soluble human single-chain T cell receptor (TCR) having the structure: Vα2-L-Vβ or Vβ-L-Vα2, wherein L is a linker peptide that links Vβ with Vα, Vβ is a TCR variable β region, and Vα2 is a TCR...
US20120252128 LABEL-FREE FUNCTIONAL NUCLEIC ACID SENSORS FOR DETECTING TARGET AGENTS  
A general methodology to design label-free fluorescent functional nucleic acid sensors using a vacant site approach and an abasic site approach is described. In one example, a method for designing...
US20120248020 CHROMATOGRAPHY DEVICES AND METHODS  
Provided are chromatography devices having a stationary phase that includes patchy particles having at least two different surface chemistries, such as Janus particles. Also provided are methods...
US20120245105 METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE TREATMENT OF SOLID TUMORS  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of a solid cancerous tumor are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can utilize an...
8269431 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an input electrical AC signal, including the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having...
8269029 Water repellent metal-organic frameworks, process for making and uses regarding same  
Microwave assisted synthesis may be used to produce water-repellent metallic organic frameworks (MOFs) molecules. The water-repellent MOFs contain non-polar functional groups, such as a...
8268637 Label-free biosensors based upon distributed feedback laser  
A biosensor based upon a vertically emitting, distributed feedback (DFB) laser is disclosed. In one configuration, the DFB laser comprises a replica-molded, one- or two-dimensional dielectric...