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US20140228295 Inhibitors of Beta Integrin-G Protein Alpha Subunit Binding Interactions  
Provided herein are compounds that inhibit a binding interaction between a β integrin and a G protein subunit, as well as compositions, e.g., pharmaceutical compositions, comprising the same, and...
US20140228278 ANTIBIOTICS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
The present invention generally relates to a novel highly discriminating antibiotic, plantazolicin, a plantazolicin-like compound and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same. Also...
US20140226784 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CAPTURING IMAGES OF A TARGET OBJECT  
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving, from each panel of a plurality of panels positioned at differing viewing angles of a target object, a plurality...
8806410 Power balanced pipelines  
Power balancing techniques are provided for improving power efficiency of pipelined processors. A design-level implementation can be incorporated during synthesis of pipeline clocks in which a...
8801183 Assessment of microvascular circulation  
Methods and compositions are disclosed to quantitatively measure in vivo blood vessel diameter, blood velocity, and other flow dynamics. Such methods and compositions can optimize therapeutic...
US20140220422 STRETCHABLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS WITH FLUID CONTAINMENT  
The present invention provides electronic systems, including device arrays, comprising functional device(s) and/or device component(s) at least partially enclosed via one or more fluid containment...
US20140216524 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...
8796926 AC, RF or pulse excited microdischarge device and array  
An AC, rf, or pulse-excited microdischarge device and array are provide by the invention. A preferred array includes a substrate. A plurality of microdischarge cavities that contain discharge...
8796728 Photonically-activated single-bias fast-switching integrated thyristor  
Preferred embodiments of the invention include a thyristor core that is single biased by a source, such as a power source (or a portion thereof) that is being switched through the thyristors. An...
US20140213505 PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING LUNG INJURY, ASTHMA, ANAPHYLAXIS, ANGIOEDEMA, SYSTEMIC VASCULAR PERMEABILITY SYNDROMES, AND NASAL CONGESTION  
Provided herein are peptide inhibitors of the interaction between End Binding Protein 3 (EB3) and Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor Type 3 (IP3R3). Also provided are methods and materials for...
US20140211521 SCALABLE SINGLE-STAGE DIFFERENTIAL POWER CONVERTER  
An embodiment of the invention is a scalable single stage differential power converter. The inverter can be implemented in signal, split and multi-phases. A multiphase converter can be achieved...
US20140206698 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...
US20140206101 Plasmon Resonance Imaging Apparatus Having Nano-Lycurgus-Cup Arrays and Methods of Use  
Apparatus and methods are disclosed that are configured to permit nanoplasmonic spectroscopy sensing in the form of colorimetric sensing. An example apparatus involves: (a) an array layer having a...
US20140203707 ELECTRON EMISSION DEVICE  
Provided herein are electron emission devices and device components for optical, electronic and optoelectronic devices, including cantilever-based MEMS and NEMS instrumentation. Devices of certain...
8786852 Nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced raman scattering and methods related thereto  
Methods for fabricating nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced Raman scattering, structures thus obtained, and methods to characterize the nanoscale array structures suitable for...
8785177 Methods for nano-mechanoporation  
Methods for creating a transient nanoscale opening in a cell membrane and methods for transporting a desired species through the nanoscale opening are provided. A nano-sized needle-like tip can be...
US20140197801 SILICON-BASED ELECTRODE FOR A LITHIUM-ION CELL  
A silicon-based electrode includes a silicon layer on a substrate, an electrically conductive layer overlying a top surface of the silicon layer, an optional polymer layer overlying the top...
8778945 Design, synthesis and evaluation of procaspase activating compounds as personalized anti-cancer drugs  
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...
US20140193839 Smartphone Biosensor  
A mobile computing device that includes an image sensor may be used to detect the result of a biomolecular assay. The biomolecular assay may be performed in an optical assay medium that provides...
US20140191236 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...
8775340 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...
US20140187500 COMPOUNDS, CONJUGATES AND COMPOSITIONS OF EPIPOLYTHIODIKETOPIPERAZINES AND POLYTHIODIKETOPIPERAZINES  
The present application provides, among other things, compounds, compositions and methods for treating various diseases including cancer.
US20140184135 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATION OF RIPPLE CORRELATION TO MINIMIZE POWER LOSSES IN INDUCTION MACHINES  
A method for minimizing power losses in an alternating current (AC) machine is provided. The method includes determining a first rotor flux signal based on signals of voltage and current inputs to...
8765488 Sensors employing single-walled carbon nanotubes  
Sensing compositions, sensing element, sensing systems and sensing devices for the detection and/or quantitation of one or more analytes, Compositions comprising carbon nanotubes in which the...
8765444 Compositions and methods using herpes simplex virus  
Provided herein are methods and compositions for use in treating HSV-related conditions and diseases.
8765410 Methods and compositions for improving sugar transport, mixed sugar fermentation, and production of biofuels  
The present disclosure relates to host cells containing a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide where the polypeptide transports cellodextrin into the cell. The present disclosure...
US20140179617 Cytotoxic Factors For Modulating Cell Death  
Cytotoxic factors having use in modulating cell death, and their use in methods of treating necrosis or apoptosis-related conditions are disclosed. The invention also relates to methods for...
US20140178887 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...
US20140174927 Nanopore Sensors for Biomolecular Characterization  
Provided herein are methods and devices for characterizing a biomolecule parameter by a nanopore-containing membrane, and also methods for making devices that can be used in the methods and...
8757871 Particle dynamics microscopy using temperature jump and probe anticorrelation/correlation techniques  
An apparatus and methods for characterizing the response of a particle to a parameter that characterizes an environment of the particle. A change is induced in the parameter characterizing the...
US20140166545 ASYMMETRIC MAGNETIC FIELD NANOSTRUCTURE SEPARATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM  
A preferred method of the invention separates metallic or charged nanostructures in solution. In preferred embodiments, metal and semiconducting nanostructures are separated in solution with use...
US20140166232 OPTIMIZED HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM  
An optimized heating and cooling system including a thermal mass, thermal energy transport conduits to deliver thermal energy to the thermal mass including one or more phase change materials...
8754396 Stretchable form of single crystal silicon for high performance electronics on rubber substrates  
The present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise...
8754132 Highly selective 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists that show anti-psychotic effects with antagonist activity at the 5-HT(2B) receptor  
Highly selective 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists receptors are disclosed. The 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists are used in the treatments of disease and conditions wherein modulation of 5-HT(2C) receptors...
8754084 Therapeutic methods and agents for treating myotonic dystrophy  
The invention provides compounds, compositions and methods for treating myotonic dystrophy. The compounds can selectively bind to CUG repeats in RNA, or to CTG repeats in DNA, and inhibit...
US20140162519 Partially Degradable Fibers And Microvascular Materials Formed From The Fibers  
A partially degradable polymeric fiber includes a thermally degradable polymeric core and a coating surrounding at least a portion of the core. The thermally degradable polymeric core includes a...
US20140162465 PLASMA SHIELD SURFACE PROTECTION  
Apparatuses and methods are provided for electrostatically inhibiting particle contamination of a surface of a process structure, such as a mask or reticle. The apparatuses include a...
US20140162362 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...
US20140161768 PORCINE REPRODUCTIVE AND RESPIRATORY SYNDROME VIRUS COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF  
Provided herein are embodiments relating to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, compositions comprising the virus, and methods of using the virus. The virus may be used to...
8748451 HDAC inhibitors and therapeutic methods of using same  
Histone deacetylases inhibitors (HDACIs) and compositions containing the same are disclosed. Methods of treating diseases and conditions wherein inhibition of HDAC provides a benefit, like a...
8748140 Xylose-fermenting microorganism  
The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to the fermentation of xylose. Host cells having recombinant polynucleotides encoding one or more of aldose reductases, xylitol...
8748091 Characterizing stretched polynucleotides in a synthetic nanopassage  
Methods of trapping a deformed portion of a double-stranded polynucleotide in a membrane nanopassage are provided. In an aspect, the membrane has a nanopassage that defines a confine region,...
8746577 Placement insensitive antenna for RFID, sensing, and/or communication systems  
An antenna includes a ground plane having a slot. The slot may be miniaturized using a meandered slot structure or other appropriate reactive loading method as an end load to one or both ends of...
US20140155314 PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING LUNG INJURY, ASTHMA, ANAPHYLAXIS, ANGIOEDEMA, SYSTEMIC VASCULAR PERMEABILITY SYNDROMES, AND NASAL CONGESTION  
Provided herein are peptide inhibitors of the interaction between End Binding Protein 3 (EB3) and Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor Type 3 (IP3R3). Also provided are methods and materials for...
US20140154751 ENHANCED FERMENTATION OF CELLODEXTRINS AND BETA-D-GLUCOSE  
The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for the fermentation of cellodextrins and β-D-glucose. Host cells and recombinant polypeptides having glucose mutarotase activity are...
US20140154302 ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING MICROBIAL INFECTIONS  
The disclosure provides compounds and methods to treat a microbial or a bacterial pathogenesis, and demonstrates that the S. aureus pigment is a virulence factor and potential novel target for...
US20140150860 ELECTRONIC DEVICE FROM DISSIPATIVE QUANTUM DOTS  
An example electronic device includes a region formed from an array of dissipative quantum dots. The quantum dots are arranged according to their electronic structure to provide a tailored...
US20140147747 Three-Dimensional (3D) Porous Electrode Architecture for a Microbattery  
A three-dimensional porous electrode architecture for a microbattery includes a substrate having first and second conductive patterns disposed thereon where the first and second conductive...
8737720 System and method for detecting and analyzing features in an agricultural field  
A system and method for creating 3-dimensional agricultural field scene maps are disclosed comprising producing a pair of images using a stereo camera and creating a disparity images based on the...
US20140142048 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...