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8046426 Random linear coding approach to distributed data storage  
A method and computer program product for providing a random linear coding approach to distributed data storage is presented. A file is broken into a plurality of pieces. For every peer (peer...
8046218 Speech and method for identifying perceptual features  
A system and method for phone detection. The system includes a microphone configured to receive a speech signal in an acoustic domain and convert the speech signal from the acoustic domain to an...
8045161 Robust determination of the anisotropic polarizability of nanoparticles using coherent confocal microscopy  
A coherent confocal microscope for fully characterizing the elastic scattering properties of a nanoparticle as a function of wavelength. Using a high numerical aperture lens, two-dimensional...
8043802 Fluorescence based biosensor  
A novel biosensor comprises at least one fluorophore and at least two quenchers, and is capable of selectively and specifically detecting the presence of an ion in the presence of other ions.
US20110257398 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...
US20110257145 METHOD OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES  
A method of treating neurological diseases, like Alzheimer's Disease by administering a compound that activates protein kinase C and inhibits histone deacetylases to an individual suffering from...
US20110256213 PHOSPHOLIPID MICELLAR AND LIPOSOMAL COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF  
The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for the reduction or neutralization of toxins associated with a bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, viral, or protozoal agent. More...
US20110252930 HARD TURNING MICRO-MACHINE TOOL  
A micro-scale apparatus for supporting a tool for hard turning comprises a base, a pivot coupled to the base, an actuator coupled to the base, and at least one member coupled to the actuator at...
8039847 Printable semiconductor structures and related methods of making and assembling  
The present invention provides a high yield pathway for the fabrication, transfer and assembly of high quality printable semiconductor elements having selected physical dimensions, shapes,...
US20110251985 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...
8032209 Localizing neural sources in a brain  
Described herein is a non-invasive determination of locations of neural activity in a brain. In particular, methods and systems have been developed that utilize a FINES algorithm for use in...
8030833 Electron emission device incorporating free standing monocrystalline nanowires  
One embodiment includes forming a nanowire on a substrate from an organometallic vapor. The nanowire is grown during this formation in a direction away from the substrate and is freestanding...
8030278 Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers  
Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers, including solid tumors, are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can...
8029980 Identification and use of agents that modulate oncogenic transcription agent activity  
Embodiments of the invention provides, among other things, methods for identifying agents that inhibit oncogenic transcription factors, induce apoptosis, inhibit the growth of transformed cells...
US20110237448 CARBOHYDRATE BINDING MODULE WITH AFFINITY FOR INSOLUBLE XYLAN  
The present disclosure relates to isolated polynucleotides with two polynucleotide sequences linked within one open reading frame, in which the first polynucleotide sequence encodes a peptide that...
US20110236956 MULTICISTRONIC siRNA CONSTRUCTS TO INHIBIT TUMORS  
Multicistronic short interfering RNA constructs targeting in various combinations a human urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), human urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA),...
8026860 Electrically small antenna devices, systems, apparatus, and methods  
The utilization of small antennas for mobile devices and for low frequency (long wavelength) applications is desired. Further, efficient use of transmission power is desirable, especially in...
8026216 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...
8026054 Antibodies against cells of fetal origin  
This invention relates to antibodies that specific bind to fetal CD36+ cells in preference to binding to maternal CD36+ cells and methods for using these antibodies to detect and separate fetal...
8025025 Apparatus and method for applying a film on a substrate  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a plurality of applicators, each applicator with an ingress opening to receive a...
US20110231185 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLIND SIGNAL RECOVERY IN NOISY, REVERBERANT ENVIRONMENTS  
A maximum-kurtosis, distortionless response (MKDR) technique and an extension, the maximum-kurtosis, Wiener estimate (MKWE) technique, are provided. In one form, blind estimates of the speech...
US20110229909 RHO1-Gamma Amino Butyric Acid C Receptor-Specific Antibodies  
This invention provides antibodies immunologically specific for ρ1-GABAC receptor protein. The invention also provides methods of making and methods of using said antibodies and kits containing...
8022177 Peptides and calcium regulation in mammalian cells  
Calcium channels in a variety of tissues may contain different subunits, including several different γ (gamma) subunits. We report studies regarding structural features of certain gamma subunits,...
US20110223088 Method and Apparatus for On-Site Production of Lime and Sorbents for Use in Removal of Gaseous Pollutants  
The invention provides various methods for removing gas phase pollutants by calcining limestone or dolomite using flash calcination to produce a high surface area lime or hydrated lime and...
US20110220890 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...
8017917 Ionizing radiation sensor  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an ionizing radiation sensor having a first scintillator for generating photons from incoming ionizing...
8017749 Compositions and methods to treat cancer with cupredoxins and CpG rich DNA  
The present invention relates to compositions comprising CpG rich DNA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The compositions optionally comprise a cupredoxin. The present invention includes specific CpG...
US20110217734 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF APPA-CONTAINING PEPTIDES  
The disclosure of the present application provides polypeptide sequences and nucleotide sequences coding for the polypeptide sequences of proteins used in the production of APPA-containing...
8013203 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...
8012949 Bisphosphonate compounds and methods with enhanced potency for multiple targets including FPPS, GGPPS, and DPPS  
The disclosure provides, inter alia, novel bisphosphonate compounds and methods of making and using such compounds. In certain embodiments, compounds of the invention include bisphosphonates that...
US20110210468 METHOD OF FORMING A PATTERNED LAYER OF A MATERIAL ON A SUBSTRATE  
A method of forming a patterned layer of a material on a substrate includes forming a layer of the material on a stamp, and contacting the stamp with a first substrate comprising a pattern of...
8007808 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...
US20110207741 Activation of the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) and Sudden Cardiac Death  
Provided herein are methods of treating a medical condition in which RAS activation is increased. The method comprises the step of administering to a subject a c-Src inhibitor in an amount...
US20110204157 Variable orifice nozzle  
A spray nozzle assembly includes a pressure dependent variable spray orifice and an internal chamber which is at least partially bound by a flexibly deformable sidewall. At its distal end, the...
8005124 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...
8004017 Buried circumferential electrode microcavity plasma device arrays, electrical interconnects, and formation method  
A preferred embodiment microcavity plasma device array of the invention includes a plurality of first metal circumferential metal electrodes that surround microcavities in the device. The first...
8003300 Methods for fabricating complex micro and nanoscale structures and electronic devices and components made by the same  
This invention provides processing steps, methods and materials strategies for making patterns of structures for electronic, optical and optoelectronic devices. Processing methods of the present...
US20110201806 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...
US20110201542 Myeloid Protein Activation of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Hypoxic Pathway  
Provided are methods to enhance healing of wounds and tissue, especially during or pursuant to psychological and/or physical stress and to protect tissue from deleterious effects associated with...
US20110200890 Redox membrane-based flow fuel cell  
A flow fuel cell for use as a source of electrochemical energy with the membrane separating two flowing aqueous solutions with dissolved redox active components and electrodes of the second kind,...
US20110200762 Surface Preparation for Thin Film Growth by Enhanced Nucleation  
Various processes and related systems are provided for making structures on substrate surfaces. Disclosed are methods of making a structure supported by a substrate by providing a substrate having...
8000767 Magneto-optical apparatus and method for the spatially-resolved detection of weak magnetic fields  
A detector uses the magneto-optical Kerr effect and exploits the transition region between two magnetization states of a magneto-optical film to detect magnetic fields of less than 100 pT. The...
7998807 Method for increasing the speed of a light emitting biopolar transistor device  
A method for increasing the speed of a bipolar transistor, includes the following steps: providing a bipolar transistor having emitter, base, and collector regions; providing electrodes for...
7998330 Direct nanoscale patterning of metals using polymer electrolytes  
Disclosed herein are electrochemical fabrication platforms for making structures, arrays of structures and functional devices having selected nanosized and/or microsized physical dimensions,...
7994389 Soybean genes for resistance to Aphis glycines  
Aphis glycines resistance (RAG) genes are provided by this invention, along with methods for identifying their presence using marker-assisted selection. Varieties of G. max and G. soja having...
US20110189353 Methods of Flavor Encapsulation and Matrix-Assisted Concentration of Aqueous Foods and Products Produced Therefrom  
Flavor encapsulation is generally performed by mixing flavor with a prolamin solution and drying the mixture into powdered forms of encapsulated flavor. In one embodiment, flavor and zein are...
US20110188629 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING PROPERTIES OF A COMPOUND  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a collimator having at least one aperture and a fluorescence detector. The collimator...
US20110187798 High Resolution Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing for Manufacturing Systems  
Provided are high-resolution electrohydrodynamic inkjet (e-jet) printing systems and related methods for printing functional materials on a substrate surface. In an embodiment, a nozzle with an...
US20110181169 MICROCAVITY AND MICROCHANNEL PLASMA DEVICE ARRAYS IN A SINGLE, UNITARY SHEET  
An array of microcavity plasma devices is formed in a unitary sheet of oxide with embedded microcavities or microchannels and embedded metal driving electrodes isolated by oxide from the...
7985837 Two component Bacillus lantibiotic and methods for producing and using the same  
The present invention relates to two-component lantibiotics isolated from Bacillus sp. Methods for producing said lantibiotics are provided, wherein dehydration and cyclization of the peptides is...