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8679888 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...
8679621 Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity  
An autonomic conductivity restoration system includes a solid conductor and a plurality of particles. The particles include a conductive fluid, a plurality of conductive microparticles, and/or a...
US20140080789 Method of Treating Diabetes, Glucose Intolerance, Insulin Resistance and/or Diabetes-Induced Diastolic Dysfunction  
A method of treating, reversing, or ameliorating type 2 diabetes (DM) includes administering to a host in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant,...
8675703 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...
8674461 Hybrid plasma-semiconductor electronic and optical devices  
The invention provides combination semiconductor and plasma devices, including transistors and phototransistors. A preferred embodiment hybrid plasma semiconductor device has active solid state...
8673288 Compositions and methods for inhibiting entry of a hepatic virus  
The present invention embraces Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 protein antagonists and agents that inhibit hepatic virus infection for use in the prevention and treatment of a hepatic virus infection.
US20140073785 Methods for Forming Protected Organoboronic Acids  
Described are methods of forming protected boronic acids that provide in a manner that is straightforward, scalable, and cost-effective a wide variety of building blocks, such as building blocks...
US20140073609 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...
US20140072540 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF KRABBE AND OTHER NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES  
Provided are compositions and methods for the treatment of Krabbe and other neurodegenerative diseases associated with psychosine (and/or other storage material)—mediated axonal degeneration....
US20140071793 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROADBAND DOPPLER COMPENSATION  
A Doppler compensation system includes a transmitter unit for transmitting a signal, wherein the transmitted signal being associated with an emission time-scale, a receiving unit for receiving a...
8670476 Distributed reflector in a microring resonator  
A component having a microring resonator and grating, coupled to a waveguide is described. By selection of the grating period, and other parameters such as the grating-waveguide coupling...
US20140060643 Light Absorbing Oxide Materials for Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic Applications and Devices  
Provided are materials, methods and devices for absorption of visible or solar terrestrial electromagnetic radiation. The disclosed materials, methods and devices employ a multi-component oxide...
8666471 Implantable biomedical devices on bioresorbable substrates  
Provided herein are implantable biomedical devices, methods of administering implantable biomedical devices, methods of making implantable biomedical devices, and methods of using implantable...
8664699 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...
8663984 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...
8663511 Encapsulated materials and methods for encapsulating materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for applying a force to at least one of an inner stream, an outer stream or both of a combined...
US20140057323 ENHANCED CELLODEXTRIN METABOLISM  
The present disclosure relates to host cells containing two or more of a recombinant cellodextrin transporter, a recombinant cellodextrin phosphorylase, a recombinant β-glucosidase, a recombinant...
US20140056947 VIRUS TRAPS  
Specific applications of particles and particle agglomerates with semiconductor surfaces are provided. The particles and particle agglomerates display a high affinity for viral particles, and may...
US20140056820 TRANSPORT AGENTS FOR CROSSING THE BLOOD-BRAIN AND INTO BRAIN CANCER CELLS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention discloses methods and materials for delivering a cargo compound into a brain cancer cell and/or across the blood-brain barrier. Delivery of the cargo compound is accomplished...
US20140054651 RELIABLE NANOFET BIOSENSOR PROCESS WITH HIGH-K DIELECTRIC  
Provided are semiconductor field effect sensors including a high-k thin film gate dielectric. The semiconductor field effect sensors described herein exhibit high detection sensitivity and...
8659294 Method for acquiring dynamic motion images to guide functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis of motor tasks  
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 brain...
8656957 Vortex generators to control boundary layer interactions  
Devices for generating streamwise vorticity in a boundary includes various forms of vortex generators. One form of a split-ramp vortex generator includes a first ramp element and a second ramp...
US20140050382 Computational Adaptive Optics for Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy and Other Interferometric Imaging  
Methods for correcting for aberrations in the image or three-dimensional reconstruction of a sampled region obtained by broadband interferometry. The sampled region is illuminated with a broadband...
US20140050241 Semiconductor Device And Method For Producing Light And Laser Emission  
A method for producing light emission, including the following steps: providing a transistor structure that includes a semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter region and...
8653278 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...
8652763 Method for fabricating dual damascene profiles using sub pixel-voting lithography and devices made by same  
This invention provides processing steps, methods and materials strategies for making patterns of structures for integrated electronic devices and systems. Processing methods of the present...
8651168 Cooling control system for continuous casting of metal  
Maintaining the shell surface temperature profile under transient conditions by spray water cooling in continuous casting of steel is often desired to reduce occurrence of surface cracks. For this...
US20140045863 Muscarinic Agonists as Cognitive Enhancers  
Methods of treating a mental condition by administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of compound CDD-102A, [5-(3-ethyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidi ne] are...
US20140045755 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...
US20140042381 STATE CHANGING DEVICE  
A device that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a memory array having a first array of nanotubes, a second array of nanotubes, and a state changing...
8649592 System for background subtraction with 3D camera  
A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor of the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images...
8648035 Identification and use of peptide inhibitors of protein synthesis  
The present invention discloses compositions of peptide inhibitors of protein synthesis, and methods of identifying peptide inhibitors that are capable of inhibiting protein synthesis through an...
US20140037747 AMPHIPHILIC DENDRON-COILS, MICELLES THEREOF AND USES  
The invention generally relates to the fields of drug delivery and cell capture. In particular, the invention relates to amphiphilic dendron-coils, micelles thereof and their use for drug delivery...
US20140037589 NOVEL MAMMALIAN MULTIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF PREPARATION AND METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION THEREOF  
This invention provides methods for preparing novel mammalian multipotent stem cells (MSCs), compositions thereof, and methods of preparing and administering the cells.
US20140037554 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...
US20140036950 Light Emitting And Lasing Semiconductor Methods And Devices  
A method for producing light emission from a two terminal semiconductor device with improved efficiency, includes the following steps: providing a layered semiconductor structure including a...
US20140033565 AID, METHODS OF USING THE SAME, AND KITS THEREOF  
Disclosed herein is an aid for inducing a physiologically desirable movement. The aid comprises upper and lower surfaces, defining therebetween a thickness of the aid. The aid also comprises a...
8643701 System for executing 3D propagation for depth image-based rendering  
A system is disclosed for executing depth image-based rendering of a 3D image by a computer having a processor and that is coupled with one or more color cameras and at least one depth camera. The...
8642026 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...
US20140031562 Method for Forming Allylic Alcohols  
A method of performing a chemical reaction includes reacting an allyl donor and a substrate in a reaction mixture, and forming a homoallylic alcohol in the reaction mixture. The substrate may be...
US20140031292 Yeast Cell Surface Display of Proteins and Uses Thereof  
The present invention provides a genetic method of tethering polypeptides to the yeast cell wall in a form accessible for binding to macromolecules. Combining this method with...
US20140026714 CONTINUOUS FLOW REACTOR AND METHOD FOR NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS  
A continuous flow reactor for nanoparticle synthesis comprises a modular system including a plurality of interconnected tubular components for fluid flow therethrough including a first tubular...
US20140026686 Cell Mass Measurement and Apparatus  
Provided herein are sensors and methods for determining properties of single cells, such as cell mass. Sensors disclosed herein include resonant sensors having a suspended platform designed to...
8638830 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...
8637239 Minimally-invasive measurement of esophageal inflammation  
The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to...
8636829 Gas purification system for liquefaction of dilute gas components  
The invention provides gas purification systems for the recovery and liquefaction of low boiling point organic and inorganic gases, such as methane, propane, CO2, NH3, and chlorofluorocarbons....
US20140024818 ALIGNMENT OF NANOMATERIALS AND MICROMATERIALS  
The present invention provides a method for preparing a nanoassembly that includes the step of reacting the assembly template with at least one nanomaterial to form the nanoassembly using a...
US20140021371 TWO-PHOTON 3-D FIONA OF INDIVIDUAL QUANTUM DOTS  
Microscopy is performed by imaging individual quantum dots (QD) using two-photon (2P) microscopy of in an aqueous environment with widefield and point-scan excitations at nanometer accuracy.
8632475 Non-invasive, bedside intra-cranial pressure and brain shift/herniation monitoring unit utilizing early onset auditory evoked responses  
An intracranial pressure monitoring system and method. The system includes an auditory stimulation and recording unit, which includes a stimulation controller, a memory for storing waveforms, a...
US20140018435 Transdermal Delivery of Therapeutic Agents Using Poly (Amidoamine) Dendrimers  
The invention provides for compositions for transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent associated with a surface modified poly(amidoamine) PAMAM dendrimer, wherein the surface modified dendrimer...