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US20180205922 TECHNIQUES TO EXTRACT ENF SIGNALS FROM VIDEO IMAGE SEQUENCES EXPLOITING THE ROLLING SHUTTER MECHANISM; AND A NEW VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION APPROACH BY MATCHING THE ENF SIGNALS EXTRACTED FROM SOUNDTRACKS AND IMAGE SEQUENCES  
Various systems and methods may benefit from determination of environmental signatures in recordings. For example, such signatures may aid forensic analysis and alignment of media recordings, such...
RE46953 Single-arc dose painting for precision radiation therapy  
Provided herein are methods and systems for designing a radiation treatment for a subject using single arc dose painting. The methods and systems comprise an algorithm or a computer-readable...
10024850 Metal-enhanced bioluminescence: an approach for monitoring biological bioluminescent processes  
The present invention relates to surface plasmon-coupled bioluminescence, wherein bioluminescent emission from a bioluminescent chemical reaction couples to surface plasmons in metallized...
10024794 Directional surface plasmon coupled fluorescence and chemiluminescence from thin films of nickel, iron or palladium and uses thereof  
Nickel, iron and palladium thin films thermally evaporated onto glass supports are used to demonstrate surface plasmon coupled fluorescence (SPCF) and surface plasmon couple chemiluminescence...
10024785 Solid hemoglobin-polymer biophotonic phantoms and their use  
Novel biophotonic phantoms are provided herein that can accurately mimic the optical properties of living tissue. The disclosed biophotonic phantoms comprise hemoglobin (Hb) in a native...
10022366 Extending and maintaining micropore viability of microneedle treated skin with lipid biosynthesis inhibitors for sustained drug delivery  
Microneedles and their use as a physical skin permeation enhancement technique facilitate drug delivery across the skin in therapeutically relevant concentrations. Micropores created in the skin...
US20180195055 Characterization of Four Prophage Endolysins Specific for Clostridium perfringens  
Clostridium perfringens can cause food poisoning and is a major agent in necrotic enteritis. As laws banning the use of antibiotics in animal feed become more common, the need for alternatives to...
US20180194012 ALL-ELASTOMER 3-AXIS CONTACT RESISTIVE TACTILE SENSOR ARRAYS AND MICROMILLED MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF  
At least one tactile sensor includes an insulating layer and a conductive layer formed on the surface of the insulating layer. The conductive layer defines at least one group of flexible...
US20180193666 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IRRADIATION THERAPY USING VOXEL BASED FUNCTIONAL MEASUREMENTS OF ORGANS AT RISK  
A method and apparatus for irradiation therapy using voxel based function measurements of organs-at-risk (OAR). The method includes determining size and location of each voxel of a plurality of...
US20180193658 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING MAGENTIC FIELDS AND MAGNETIC FIELD INDUCED CURRENT  
Methods and systems to control magnetic fields and magnetic field induced currents, and to provide stimulations within a patient's body, e.g.: deep brain stimulation, in a non-invasive manner and...
10019006 Surface vehicle trajectory planning systems, devices, and methods  
A planning module for a water surface vehicle can determine a vehicle trajectory that avoids one or more moving obstacles, such as civilian marine vessels, by performing a lattice-based heuristic...
10018385 Solid-state heating or cooling systems, devices, and methods  
A system for heating/cooling includes a plurality of thermoelastic modules. Each of the modules includes one or more structures formed of shape memory alloy, which converts from austenite to...
10017545 Compositions and vaccines comprising vesicles and methods of using the same  
The disclosure relates to compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines, and methods of making and using the same. The compositions of the disclosure are useful to stimulate an...
10017248 Flapping wing aerial vehicles  
An autonomous flapping wing aerial vehicle can have a vehicle body, a pair of flapping wings, tunable wing hinges, and elastic drive mechanisms. The tunable wing hinges can be coupled to the...
10016413 Combination dopamine antagonist and opiate receptor antagonist treatment of addictive behavior  
The present invention is directed to a method of treating or preventing an addictive behavior in a subject, said method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a dopamine...
US20180190388 Method and Apparatus to Provide a Virtual Workstation With Enhanced Navigational Efficiency  
A method and apparatus are provided for enhancing a navigational efficiency of a virtual workstation. The method includes receiving a design space describing a desired arrangement of virtual...
US20180188392 Techniques for Producing an Image of Radioactive Emissions Using a Compton Camera  
Techniques for imaging radioactive emission in a target volume include collecting from each of multiple detectors in a Compton camera, within a coincidence time interval, location and deposited...
US20180188173 CELL CLASSIFICATION BASED ON MECHANICAL SIGNATURE OF NUCLEUS  
The present invention relates to a method and system for identifying mechanical properties of a cell nucleus through a label-free cell analysis based on Brillouin light scattering techniques. The...
US20180186862 IMMUNOGLOBULIN CONSTANT REGION FC RECEPTOR BINDING AGENTS  
IVIG replacement compounds are derived from recombinant and/or biochemical creation of immunologically active biomimetic(s). These replacement compounds are then screened in vitro to assess each...
US20180186847 CHEMOENZYMATIC GLYCOENGINEERING OF ANTIBODIES AND FC FRAGMENTS THEREOF  
The present invention provides for recombinant Endo-S mutants that exhibit reduced hydrolysis activity and increased transglycosylation activity for the synthesis of glycoproteins wherein a...
US20180186142 LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLY OF GRAPHENE OXIDE MEMBRANES VIA ELECTROSTATIC INTERACTION AND ELUDICATION OF WATER AND SOLUTE TRANSPORT MECHANISMS  
A method for synthesizing a water purification membrane is presented. The method includes stacking a plurality of graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets to create the water purification membrane, the...
US20180185511 TARGETED STRUCTURE-SPECIFIC PARTICULATE DELIVERY SYSTEMS  
Provided are targeted structure-specific particulate-based delivery systems comprising: a nanoparticle; a PEG polymer coating on the surface of the nanoparticle; a targeting moiety conjugated on a...
10015616 Sparse decomposition of head related impulse responses with applications to spatial audio rendering  
This application describes methods of signal processing and spatial audio synthesis. One such method includes accepting an auditory signal and generating an impression of auditory virtual reality...
10014561 Systems, methods, and devices for health monitoring of an energy storage device  
A health monitoring device includes an ultrasound source and an ultrasound sensor. The ultrasound source can be configured to generate and direct ultrasound at an energy storage device. The...
10010596 Bacterial live vector vaccines expressing chromosomally-integrated foreign antigens  
Bacterial live vector vaccines represent a vaccine development strategy that offers exceptional flexibility. In the present invention, genes encoding protective antigens of unrelated bacterial,...
10006019 Methods for recovery of leaf proteins  
A novel method for processing soluble plant leaf proteins is described. While leaf proteins are considered potentially the most abundant source of protein in nature, the lack of efficient...
US20180172671 METHODS FOR TREATING NEURAL CELL SWELLING  
A composition comprising a novel Ca2+-activated, [ATP]i-sensitive nonspecific cation (NCCa-ATP) channel is described. The channel is found in mammalian neural cells and exhibits a different...
US20180172656 DEVICE HAVING AN ARRAY OF SENSORS ON A SINGLE CHIP  
A nanostructure sensing device comprises a semiconductor nanostructure having an outer surface, and at least one of metal or metal-oxide nanoparticle clusters functionalizing the outer surface of...
US20180172655 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ARRAY OF SENSORS ON A SINGLE CHIP  
A nanostructure sensing device comprises a semiconductor nanostructure having an outer surface, and at least one of metal or metal-oxide nanoparticle clusters functionalizing the outer surface of...
10002228 Method for binding site identification by molecular dynamics simulation (silcs: site identification by ligand competitive saturation)  
The invention describes an explicit solvent all-atom molecular dynamics methodology (SILCS: Site Identification by Ligand Competitive Saturation) that uses small aliphatic and aromatic molecules...
9999208 Method of producing infertile fish and egg-producing aquatic animals and of delivering compounds into eggs and embryos  
Methods for the production of reproductively sterile fish and aquatic animals for aquaculture, the aquarium trade, and control of invasive species are described. The methods include disruption of...
US20180161330 THIENO- AND PYRROLOPYRIMIDINE ANALOGUES AS ANTICANCER AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides for the design and synthesis of halogenated thieno- and pyrrolopyrimidine compounds that exhibit cancer proliferation inhibitory activity and the use thereof for...
US20180160946 Method and Apparatus for Providing Economical, Portable Deficit-Adjusted Adaptive Assistance During Movement Phases of an Impaired Ankle  
A method is described for providing deficit-adjusted adaptive assistance during movement phases of an impaired ankle. The method includes determining, on the processor, a value for a deficit...
9996801 Microwave-free control of a superconductor-based quantum computer  
Physical superconducting qubits are controlled according to an “encoded” qubit scheme, where a pair of physical superconducting qubits constitute an encoded qubit that can be controlled without...
US20180155727 METHODS OF REDUCING OR PREVENTING INTIMAL DAMAGE CAUSED BY MECHANICAL STIMULATION OF ENDOTHELIAL CELLS  
Embodiments of the disclosure encompass methods and/or compositions for ameliorating or preventing intimal damage caused by mechanical stimulation of endothelial cells. The damage may be caused by...
US20180154354 Separators For Blood Collection Tubes  
Sample collection tubes and methods of producing the same are provided. Contemplated collection tubes comprise a tube having a separator substance disposed therein. In some aspects, the separator...
9991771 Active control system for a variable electromotive-force generator with applications to wind turbines, ships, and hybrid vehicles  
This invention relates to an active control system for a variable electromotive-force generator (VEG) for use in wind turbines, ships, hybrid vehicles, and related applications.
9991105 Active stabilization of ion trap radiofrequency potentials  
Disclosed are improved methods and structures for actively stabilizing the oscillation frequency of a trapped ion by noninvasively sampling and rectifying the high voltage RF potential at circuit...
9988426 Broad spectrum conjugate vaccine to prevent Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections  
The present invention is drawn to conjugates and vaccine compositions comprising a Pseudomonas flagellin or an antigenic fragment or derivative thereof linked to one or more Klebsiella surface...
US20180149485 ROAD DISTANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Various computational systems may benefit from enhanced systems for computing multiple network distance queries. For example, systems requiring high throughput of numerous network distance queries...
US20180148780 Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Genotyping Assay for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for detecting and diagnosing HPV in subjects. The method includes using Next Gen Sequencing for detecting HPV in a sample and determining the specific...
US20180147264 Endolysins Active Against Staphylococcus Bacteria, Pharmaceutical Compositions, and Methods Relating Thereto  
The present invention relates to methods of treating or preventing a bacterial disease or infection, antibacterial compositions, and antibacterial surfaces, including isolated endolysin...
US20180147216 METHODS OF TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER  
Described herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of pancreatic cancer in a subject in need thereof. The pancreatic cancer may be resistant to other therapeutic regimens. The methods...
US20180146660 Use of Recombinant Human Activated Protein C to Enhance Viability of Transplant Tissue  
The present invention relates to the use of activated Protein C (aPC) to enhance the viability of transplant graft. In certain instances, the invention provides methods of ex vivo perfusion of...
9983183 Highly selective nanostructure sensors and methods of detecting target analytes  
A nanostructure sensing device comprises a semiconductor nanostructure having an outer surface, and at least one of metal or metal-oxide nanoparticle clusters functionalizing the outer surface of...
9983058 Tunable near-infrared emitters and methods  
The present invention relates to near-infrared quantum emitters, and in particular carbon nanostructures with chemically incorporated fluorescent defects, and methods of synthesizing near-infrared...
9982227 System and method for production of on-demand proteins in a portable unit for point of care delivery  
A portable and mobile bioprocessing system and method for protein manufacturing that is compact, integrated and suited for on-demand production of any type of proteins and for delivery of the...
US20180143210 DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING DEVICE FOR DETECTION OF HYPERAMMONEMIA  
The present disclosure relates to a biosensor capable of measuring the total concentration of one or a plurality of ammonia or ammonium ions with the use of indophenol reagents in the presence of...
US20180136043 Systems and Methods Using Multi-Wavelength Single-Pulse Raman Spectroscopy  
The invention provides methods and apparatus comprising a multi-wavelength laser source that uses a single unfocused pulse of a low intensity but high power laser over a large sample area to...
US20180132980 Apparatus and method for recording digital images and presenting 3D models of a body lumen  
An apparatus including: a lumen scanner (260) configured to scan a body lumen and acquire data for rendering a 3D model of the body lumen. The lumen scanner includes: an optical sensor (240)...