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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...
US20120231540 Non-Simian Cells for Growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus  
Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) using non-simian cells. In a particular example, porcine alveolar...
US20120231468 RNA FROM CYTOLOGY SAMPLES TO DIAGNOSE DISEASE  
The invention relates to methods and kits for detecting the likelihood that a subject has cancer, e.g., squamous cell carcinoma, by assaying the expression levels of tumor associated genes. More...
US20120231083 SUSTAINED RELEASE CANNABINOID MEDICAMENTS  
The present invention provides a medicament which results in delivery of a therapeutic level of one or more cannabinoids during a clinically relevant therapeutic window. The therapeutic window is...
US20120230939 METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN AND TUMOR ENDOTHELIAL MARKER PEPTIDES  
The present invention is directed to prostate specific antigen (PSA) and tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) peptide compositions and methods for treating cancer with the compositions.
8266413 Processor architecture for multipass processing of instructions downstream of a stalled instruction  
A processor triggers a first advanced execution processing pass to an instruction sequence in response to a first stalled instruction and initiates execution of a further instruction in the...
US20120226709 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...
US20120226041 CATALYSTS AND BORONATE ESTERS  
The invention provides catalysts and methods for preparing boronate esters. The methods can include the borylation of a secondary or primary C—H bond, for example, by contacting a reactant having...
US20120225836 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING DECITABINE AND TETRAHYDROURIDINE AND USES THEREOF  
Embodiments of compositions and methods for the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies in a subject are described herein. In one embodiment, a composition for the treatment of a blood...
US20120225447 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR QUANTITATIVELY MONITORING LIPIDS  
Provided herein are fluorescent lipid binding proteins (FLBPs). The FLBPs comprise a lipid binding domain linked to a fluorophore, whrereby the fluorophore's fluorescence emission undergoes a...
US20120219869 Silicon Hydride Nanocrystals as Catalysts for Proton Production in Water-Organic Liquid Mixtures  
Embodiments of the present methods may be used to produce energy in the form of an electrical current from water without the use of fossil fuel. Silicon hydride is very easy to make. This...
US20120215114 Non-Invasive Optical Imaging for Measuring Pulse and Arterial Elasticity in the Brain  
An optical imaging system and a method for generating a report regarding elasticity of arteries in the brain of a subject under test. Light output from the light source of the imaging system...
US20120214818 METHODS OF TREATING DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND RELATED CONDITIONS  
The invention provides a method of treating diastolic dysfunction, e.g., diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction, in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject in...
US20120214239 PLANT BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF  
Plants and plant cells including an isolated nucleic acid encoding for prephenate dehydratase, wherein the nucleic acid is operably linked to a promoter such that prephenate dehydratase is...
US20120214219 SEPARATION OF A TARGET SUBSTANCE FROM A FLUID OR MIXTURE USING ENCAPSULATED SORBENTS  
Method and apparatus for separating a target substance from a fluid or mixture. Capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are provided. The coating is permeable...
US20120213699 SINGLE CHAIN FRAGMENT OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 9B9 AND USES THEREOF  
Anti-ACE single chain fragment antibodies are disclosed. The present invention relates to using these antibodies, and polymers thereof, in methods for detecting, diagnosing, prognosing,...
US20120212733 TAILORED RAMAN SPECTROCOPIC PROBES FOR ULTRASENSITIVE AND HIGHLY MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS  
Embodiments of nanostructured, multilayered metal-dielectric particles suitable for use as Raman spectroscopic probes are disclosed, as well as methods of designing, making and using such...
8248462 Dynamic parallax barrier autosteroscopic display system and method  
Embodiments of the invention provide a dynamic parallax barrier autostereoscopic system and method for one and multiple users with user tracking. One example embodiment of the invention is a...
US20120208762 Methods of Diagnosing Diastolic Dysfunction  
Diagnostic methods relating to a cardiac ventricular dysfunction are provided. In some embodiments, the diagnostic method is a method of diagnosing diastolic dysfunction in the absence of systolic...
8241706 High surface area ceramic coated fibers  
A method of manufacturing a ceramic coated fiber comprises heat treating an activated carbon coated fiber containing a ceramic precursor, to form a ceramic coated fiber.
US20120198758 Hydrothermal Processing (HTP) of Algae Grown in HTP Waste Streams  
A process for the conversion of organic waste to biofuel is provided comprising cultivating organisms in the aqueous product of the HTP conversion process.
8237538 Porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery and method of making the electrode  
A porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery includes a monolithic porous structure having a porosity in the range of from about 74% to about 99% and comprising a conductive material. An...
8236929 Method and system for production of zein and/or xanthophylls using chromatography  
Methods and systems for obtaining zein and/or xanthophylls in highly pure form. Zein is first extracted from corn using aqueous ethanol. Suspended corn solids are separated, and the resulting...
8236914 Self-assessing mechanochromic materials  
A mechanochromic material includes a polymer having a backbone containing a mechanophore.
US20120196835 ENZYME INHIBITING COMPOUNDS AND METHODS  
The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for studying the Rohmer pathway and for treating bacterial infections or parasitic infections. The parasitic infection can be a...
US20120196373 System For Visual Indication Of Mechanical Damage  
A self-indicating material system may include a solid polymer matrix having a first color, a first plurality of capsules in the matrix, and a plurality of particles in the matrix. The first...
8232244 Compositions and methods to prevent cancer with cupredoxins  
The present invention discloses methods and materials for delivering a cargo compound into a cancer cell. Delivery of the cargo compound is accomplished by the use of protein transduction domains...
US20120192280 APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING WEB APPLICATION SECURITY AND METHOD THEREFOR  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, constructing a symbolic representation from a portion of a web application that generates a plurality of...
US20120190854 Hydroamination of Alkenes  
A method includes reacting an amino group, a composition including rhodium and an organic ligand, and a substrate having structural formula (I) in a reaction mixture. R1 is an organic group...
8230215 Method for allocating multiple authentication certificates to vehicles in a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network  
In a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network utilizing PKI security methods to protect communications and in which the PKI encryption utilizes a Certificate Authority having both a private key...
8227402 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...
8222988 Porous device for optical and electronic applications and method of fabricating the porous device  
A porous device for optical and electronic applications comprises a single crystal substrate and a porous single crystal structure epitaxially disposed on the substrate, where the porous single...
8221179 Method of making arrays of thin sheet microdischarge devices  
The cavity 102 defines an empty volume formed in the insulator 108 has its walls defined by the insulator 108 and may extend through either (or both) the first electrode 106 or the second...
US20120178335 METHOD TO MANUFACTURE REDUCED MECHANICAL STRESS ELECTRODES AND MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICE ARRAYS  
In a preferred method of formation embodiment, a thin metal foil or film is obtained or formed with microcavities (such as through holes). The foil or film is anodized symmetrically so as to form...
US20120175257 SOLID STATE DEVICE  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a solid-state selector having a vessel for carrying a liquid medium with one or more molecules surrounded...
8218152 Group refractive index reconstruction with broadband interferometric confocal microscopy  
A system and method for microscale measurement and imaging of the group refractive index of a sample. The method utilizes a broadband confocal high-numerical aperture microscope embedded into an...
8217381 Controlled buckling structures in semiconductor interconnects and nanomembranes for stretchable electronics  
In an aspect, the present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, components such as semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched,...
8217010 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...
US20120172648 DEFECT ENGINEERING IN METAL OXIDES VIA SURFACES  
The present invention provides methods for controlling defects in materials, including point defects, such as interstitials and vacancies, and extended defects, including dislocations and...
US20120164180 Cancer Vaccines and Therapeutic Methods  
Compositions and methods of producing improved cancer vaccines are described. In addition, methods of identifying tumor associated antigens are also described.
8209738 Analysis of distributed policy rule-sets for compliance with global policy  
A method for analysis of distributed device rule-sets for compliance with global policies includes enabling an administrator to specify a network topology with intercommunicating elements and...
8207230 Functional role for cannabinoids in autonomic stability during sleep  
The present invention relates generally to pharmacological methods for the amelioration of sleep-related breathing disorders via administration of inhibitors of endocannabinoid membrane transport...
8207216 Benzofuran-3-yl(indol-3-yl) maleimides as potent GSK3 inhibitors  
Compounds of formula: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters and solvates thereof, where variables are defined in the specification, useful generally as inhibitors of protein kinases and...
8207136 Nucleoside compounds and methods of use thereof  
The present invention provides methods of utilizing a nucleoside derivative having the chemical formula of Formula (I) to downregulate expression of an anti-apoptotic protein such as survivin in a...
8206915 Nucleic acid enzyme biosensors for ions  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for the sensitive and selective detection of ions using nucleic acid enzymes.