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US20100113396 Method and Composition for Potentiating an Opiate Analgesic  
Composition and methods of treating pain and reducing or reversing tolerance to opiate analgesics are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an opiate analgesic and an endothelin antagonist...
US20100112690 INSERT DEVICE FOR MULTIWELL PLATE  
An assembly comprises a multiwell test plate having a plurality of wells having an opening and a base surface, an insert plate having a plurality of inserts positioned to align with a corresponding...
7711988 Architecture support system and method for memory monitoring  
Methods and systems for memory monitoring. A triggering access is detected at one or more monitored memory regions. When a triggering access is detected, a function is accessed for determining a...
7711015 Method for controlling operation of light emitting transistors and laser transistors  
A method for controlling operation of a transistor includes the following steps: providing a bipolar transistor having emitter, base and collector regions; applying electrical signals to the...
7709465 Phosphorous containing compounds including triphenylmethylphosphonate esters for the treatment of melanoma and other cancers  
Compounds and related methods for synthesis, and the use of compounds and combination therapies for the treatment of cancer and modulation of apoptosis in cells are disclosed. Particularly...
7709442 In vivo synthesis of connective tissues  
The in vivo synthesis of connective tissue by fibroblast or fibroblast precursor cells ensconced within a biocompatible scaffold is disclosed. The cells are preferably present in a biocompatible...
US20100106703 DYNAMIC SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS EMPLOYING USER BEHAVIOR  
A method and apparatus for dynamically modifying search results “on the fly” based on the behavior of the user currently conducting a search. In one embodiment, data regarding user behavior is gat...
US20100105601 METHOD FOR TREATING A SYNUCLEINOPATHY  
The present invention relates to methods for restoring fast axonal transport in a cell which expresses a pathological synuclein protein and for treating a synucleinopathy using a Protein Kinase C...
US20100105039 LABEL-FREE COLORIMETRIC DETECTION  
The present invention provides a sensor system kit for detecting an analyte, consisting essentially of: a nucleic acid enzyme, wherein the nucleic acid enzyme cleaves a substrate in the presence of...
US20100103971 Optical bandwidth enhancement of light emitting and lasing transistor devices and circuits  
A method for producing wide bandwidth laser emission responsive to high frequency electrical input signals, including the following steps: providing a heterojunction bipolar transistor device...
7707527 Huygens' box methodology for signal integrity analysis  
A method for performing a signal integrity analysis on an integrated circuit (IC) that includes a plurality of scatterers by dividing the scatterers into subgroups using a nested Huygens'...
7706365 Randomized distributed network coding  
A network and a method for transmitting processes in a network are disclosed, where a randomized coding approach is provided. Network nodes transmit on each outgoing link a linear combination of...
7705594 System and method for designing improved RF pulse profiles  
A system and method are provided for designing RF pulses which have improved magnetization profiles. By utilizing an optimal control approach as an alternative to, or in combination with,...
7705280 Multispectral plasmonic crystal sensors  
The present invention provides plasmonic crystals comprising three-dimensional and quasi comprising three-dimensional distributions of metallic or semiconducting films, including multi-layered...
7705039 Method for treating sleep apnea  
A method of ameliorating a sleep-related breathing disorder via administration of at least one cannabimimetic agent, such as oleamide or Δ9THC, to an individual in need of treatment.
7704684 Methods and devices for fabricating three-dimensional nanoscale structures  
The present invention provides methods and devices for fabricating 3D structures and patterns of 3D structures on substrate surfaces, including symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns of 3D...
US20100100988 Herbicide Resistance Gene, Compositions and Methods  
The present disclosure provides methods, recombinant DNA molecules, recombinant host cells containing the DNA molecules, and transgenic and genetically engineered plant cells, plant tissue, seeds...
US20100100017 Motion therapy system  
Motion therapy systems include an underlying first inflatable member or sleeve which surrounds a patient's body portion, and is at least partially surrounded by an overlying second inflatable...
US20100099079 Non-dividing cell-based assay for high throughput antiviral compound screening  
The present invention features a cell-based assay that recapitulates all aspects of a viral lifecycle for use in identifying antiviral agents. The assay employs synchronized, non-dividing host...
US20100098663 Methods of Inhibiting Tumor Cell Proliferation with FoxM1 siRNA  
The invention provides methods for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B (also called FoxM1) activity in a tumor cell. The invention also provides FoxM1B siRNA molecules and...
US20100096596 BIPHASIC INKS  
A biphasic ink comprises a plurality of attractive particles, a plurality of repulsive particles, and a carrier liquid.
7701395 Increasing isolation between multiple antennas with a grounded meander line structure  
A wireless communication device includes multiple antennas spaced apart from each other. Also included is a dielectric substrate with electrically conductive ground areas along the substrate...
US20100093830 Modulation of MLCK-L Expression and Uses Thereof  
In various aspects and embodiments the invention provides methods and reagents for controlling gene expression, and for treating disorders and diseases. Embodiments provide methods and reagents...
US20100092494 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 domain...
US20100089410 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AIRWAY PATENCY AND HEAD IMMOBILIZATION  
A jaw-thrust device includes a base with an extension arm disposed on each side of a patient's head mounted on the base. A mandible rest is mounted on each extension arm such that the mandible rest...
7696536 Semiconductor method and device  
A method for enhancing operation of a bipolar light-emitting transistor includes the following steps: providing a bipolar light-emitting transistor having emitter, base, and collector regions;...
7695967 Method of growing stem cells on a membrane containing projections and grooves  
The present invention provides a novel substrate for use in growing cells and for the study of mechanobiology. The membrane of the present invention comprises appropriate microtopography and...
7695820 Aliphatic polyesters and lubricants containing the polyesters  
Aliphatic polyesters may be substituted at the alpha- and beta-positions. These aliphatic polyesters may have increased thermal, chemical and hydrolytic stability compared to conventional aliphatic...
US20100088788 STRESS MICRO MECHANICAL TEST CELL, DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHODS  
The invention provides a stress micro mechanical system for measuring stress and strain in micro- and nano-fibers tubes, and wires as well as for measuring the interface adhesion force and stress...
US20100087486 METHODS FOR USING TGF-B RECEPTOR INHIBITORS OR ACTIVIN-LIKE KINASE (ALK) 5 INHIBITORS A-83-01 AND SB-431542 TO TREAT EYE DISEASE AND WOUND HEALING CONDITIONS  
A pharmaceutical composition useful in the prevention of subconjunctival scarring that may occur after glaucoma filtration surgery comprising an effective amount of an activin receptor-like kinase...
US20100085995 Transistor laser devices and methods  
A method for producing light emission from a semiconductor device includes the following steps: providing a semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter region and a...
US20100085566 Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy on optical resonator (e.g., photonic crystal) surfaces  
Highly sensitive Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) sensors are described in the form of a optical resonator and a metal nanostructure deposited on surface of the optical resonator. In one...
US20100084599 METAL NANOPARTICLE INKS  
Stabilized silver particles comprise particles comprising silver, a short-chain capping agent adsorbed on the particles, and a long-chain capping agent adsorbed on the particles. The short-chain...
7693195 Semiconductor light emitting devices and methods  
A method for producing an optical output, including the following steps: providing first and second electrical signals; providing a bipolar light-emitting transistor device that includes collector,...
7691414 Membrane scaffold proteins  
Membrane proteins are difficult to express in recombinant form, purify, and characterize, at least in part due to their hydrophobic or partially hydrophobic properties. Membrane scaffold proteins...
7691383 Cupredoxin derived transport agents and methods of use thereof  
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...
US20100083396 Soybean Gene for Resistance to Aphis glycines  
An Aphis glycines resistance Rag2 gene is provided herein, along with methods for identifying its presence using marker-assisted selection. A cultivar of G. max having resistance to Aphis glycines...
US20100080840 Hybrid superporous hydrogel scaffold for cornea regeneration  
The present invention features a hybrid superporous hydrogel scaffold for cornea regeneration and a method for producing the same. The hybrid hydrogel is composed of a superporous hydrogen matrix...
US20100078623 SEMICONDUCTOR METHOD AND DEVICE  
A method for enhancing operation of a bipolar light-emitting transistor includes the following steps: providing a bipolar light-emitting transistor having emitter, base, and collector regions;...
7688678 Room volume and room dimension estimation  
One embodiment of the invention includes a processing subsystem (30) responsive to the detection of sound coming from a room (26) to establish an acoustic impulse response for the room (26), and...
7687505 Use of modified pyrimidine compounds to promote stem cell migration and proliferation  
This invention provides cells and methods for stimulating proliferation and migration of endogenous and exogenous mammalian stem cells in vivo and in vitro. The invention provides reagents and...
7687482 Bisphosphonate compounds and methods  
The invention provides, inter alia, novel bisphosphonate compounds and methods of making and using. In embodiments, the invention provides compounds and methods in connection with research and...
US20100075134 Interfacial Functionalization For Self-Healing Composites  
A reinforced composite material includes a solid polymer matrix, a reinforcing material in the solid polymer matrix, and a first plurality of capsules. The reinforcing material includes a surface....
US20100075123 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...
US20100073086 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an electrical AC signal, includes the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having emitter, base,...
US20100072893 ELLIPSOIDAL MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICES AND POWDER BLASTING FORMATION  
The invention provides microcavity plasma devices and arrays that are formed in layers that also seal the plasma medium, i.e., gas(es) and/or vapors. No separate packaging layers are required and...
US20100072577 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...
US20100072565 Soft Mems  
A microscale polymer-based apparatus comprises a substrate formed from a first polymer material and at least one active region integrated with the substrate. The at least one active region is...
7682808 Coagulation and fibrinolytic cascades modulator  
A thromboplastin reagent comprises (i) TF, (ii) a phospholipid, and (iii) a polyP TFPI blocker.
US20100068623 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...