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US20140171921 URETHRAL CATHETER ASSEMBLY WITH A GUIDE WIRE  
A urethral catheter assembly utilizing a removable guide wire for navigating the catheter through a patient's urethral lumen during the insertion procedure. The guide wire being very flexible and...
D707173 Wiper blade ornament  
US20140162989 MULTIPLE-COMPONENT SOLID PHASES CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENT  
The subject invention concerns a method for identifying complementary chemical functionalities to form a desired supramolecular synthon. The subject invention also pertains to binary phase...
8751162 System for pattern recognition in real-time location-based services applications  
A prediction method that estimates the real-time position of a mobile device based on previously observed data is provided. The present invention can be used in real-time navigation, including...
8751015 Graphene electrodes on a planar cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC) long term implantable neuronal prosthetic device  
Graphene, can be used to make an implantable neuronal prosthetic which can be indefinitely implanted in vivo. Graphene electrodes are placed on a 3C—SiC shank and electrical insulation is p...
8748172 Cell modeling of heme deficiency using ferrochelatase mutations  
Provided herein, is a means for development of ferrochelatase variants with improved tolerance towards N-methyl protoporphyrin. Also disclosed are cell assay systems utilizing the variants, as the...
8738125 Devices and methods for delivering molecules to the heart with electric fields  
A device and related methodologies to deliver molecules to the cells that comprise any tissues. The invention includes a catheter-based electrode and methods for its use for the delivery of...
8737908 Interactive book and spatial accountability method  
The current invention promotes accountability in reading, in terms of spatial, causal, temporal, protagonist, and intentionality elements of a story. A book with interactive maps was developed to...
8736835 Dual-gas microcavity Raman sensor and method of use  
In accordance with the present invention, a dual-gas Raman sensor is provided that is based on an enhanced spontaneous dual emission as a result of cavity quantum electrodynamic effects. The...
8735090 Post protein hydrolysis removal of a potent ribonuclease inhibitor and the enzymatic capture of DNA  
The present invention concerns compositions and methods of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate...
8735073 Cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor gene promoter and unique RNA transcripts in B cells and methods of use  
Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) is expressed in B lymphocytes and is involved in immune regulation. Mouse splenic B cells express three CB2 transcripts utilizing two different first exons. Human...
8734521 Asymmetric disc distracting cage  
An inter-vertebral cage with a wedge shape eccentrically located on the leading end of the cage. The ectopically shaped leading edge of this embodiment facilitates easier interbody spacer placement...
US20140142047 POST PROTEIN HYDROLYSIS REMOVAL OF A POTENT RIBONUCLEASE INHIBITOR AND THE ENZYMATIC CAPTURE OF DNA  
The present invention concerns compositions and methods of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate...
8726583 Modular dwellings  
In one embodiment, a modular dwelling comprises a beam connector comprising a body and multiple arms that extend out from the body, structural beams comprising outer sides that define elongated...
US20140132286 NONCONTACT DETERMINATION OF INTERFACE TRAP DENSITY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR-DIELECTRIC INTERFACE STRUCTURES  
Embodiments of the subject method and apparatus relate to a sequence of noncontact Corona-Kelvin Metrology, C-KM, that allows the determination and monitoring of interface properties in...
8725831 Architecture and two-layered protocol for real-time location-aware applications  
A two-layer communication protocol that supports efficient real-time location-aware application on multiple mobile devices that must communicate with each other and/or a centralized server. The...
8724861 Fingertip force, location, and orientation sensor  
An integrated system for studying human grasping techniques includes a fingerprint sensor and a force sensor for simultaneously measuring the contact position and orientation of a fingertip...
8724677 Architecture for ultra-wideband radio  
Provided are a method and apparatus (receiver) of receiving and processing a radio signal in a transmitter-receiver environment. The radio signals are transmitted across a wireless interface using...
8722937 Asymmetric disulfides and aryl-alkyl disulfides as anti-bacterial agents  
The present invention provides N-alkylthio β-lactams and disulfide compounds (e.g., alkyl-coenzyme A asymmetric disulfides or aryl-alkyl disulfides), compositions containing such compounds, and ...
US20140124021 MICROSTRUCTURED CRYSTALLINE DEVICE IN CONFINED SPACE, A DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL, AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF  
A method of forming an ordered nanorods array in a confined space is used to form a high surface area device where an ensemble of parallel trenches has micrometer dimensions for the width and depth...
8718671 Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications  
A method of buffering location data on a mobile device. The method transmits location data packets via an unreliable protocol to a receiving device and buffers a copy of the location data packet....
8716299 XIAP-targeted prostate cancer therapy  
A treatment for prostate cancer using cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors is provided. The effects of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors on the survival of prostate cancer cells was examined....
8716266 Use of PKC-iota inhibitors for the treatment of glioma  
The present invention pertains to use of PKC-iota inhibitors for treatment of glioma. In a specific embodiment, the treatment method comprises administering ICA-1 or a salt thereof to a subject...
8716216 Human immunosuppressive protein  
A composition of an immunosuppressant protein (HISP) which is achieved by the steps of obtaining supernatant from hNT neuronal cells; exposing the supernatant to preparative polyacrylamide gel;...
8716170 Eggshell catalyst and methods of its preparation  
An eggshell catalyst useful for a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis or other reactions comprises a homogeneously dispersed transition metal and a promoter situated in an active phase in a precisely...
8715370 Method for the fabrication of electrolyte cavities using bulk micro-machining  
The present invention is directed to the fabrication of thin aluminum anode batteries using a highly reproducible process that enables high volume manufacturing of the galvanic cells. A method of...
8715365 Injectable hip hemiarthroplasty  
The invention discloses a surgical technique and apparatus for minimally invasive replacement of a fractured femoral head in hip arthroscopy. The fractured femoral head is first removed from the...
8710248 (−)-epigallocatechin gallate derivatives for inhibiting proteasome  
A method of reducing tumor cell growth, the method including administering an effective amount of a compound having the formula:
8709635 Aluminum galvanic cell  
The present invention provides a galvanic cell having an aluminum anode and a cathode compartment design suitable for carrying out the aqueous electrochemical reaction between solid aluminum metal...
8703963 Derivative N-thiolated 2-oxazolidinone antibiotics  
This invention describes the discovery and synthesis of N-thiolated 2-oxazolidinones as a new class of anti bacterial agents. These compounds can be synthesized from 2-oxazolidinones by...
US20140107333 POLYHEDRAL CAGE-CONTAINING METALLOPORPHYRIN FRAMEWORKS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USING  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide compositions including metal-organic polyhedrons, metalloporphyrin framework structures, methods of making these, methods of using these, and the like.
US20140103247 Magneto-Dielectric Polymer Nanocomposites and Method of Making  
In accordance with the present invention, novel superparamagnetic magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites are synthesized using a novel process. The tunability of the dielectric/magnetic...
8697437 Magnetic metabolite and diagnostic transfer disks  
A magnetic, selectively permeable metabolite transfer disk for the cell-free transfer of metabolites and other molecules produced by microbial colonies is described. The metabolite transfer disk is...
8697095 Inhibition of replication of oncogenic herpesviruses  
A method of treating gamma oncogenic herpesviruses, in vivo, through use of Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC inhibits KSHV and EBV reactivation as well as inhibiting lytic replication of MHV...
US20140099286 CELL THERAPY FOR CHRONIC STROKE  
A method of treating stroke in a patient who has undergone a stroke comprising administering at least 2 million suitable neuronal cells in at least one brain area involved in the stroke. The method...
8691799 Materials and methods for treatment of cancer and identification of anti-cancer compounds  
The subject invention pertains to the treatment of tumors and cancerous tissues and the prevention of tumorigenesis and malignant transformation through the modulation of JAK/STAT3 intracellular...
8691779 Compositions including triciribine and taxanes and methods of use thereof  
This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine and related compounds and taxanes and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer,...
8691571 Extending tissue preservation  
A method of sustaining cells is provided. The method can include providing a non-perfluorocarbon cell storage medium, providing a pre-oxygenated liquid perfluorocarbon in contact with the storage...
US20140094467 METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR MODULATING CANONICAL WNT PATHWAY USING FOLATE AND INOSITOL  
The canonical Wnt signaling pathway is implicated in many disorders including neural tube defects, limb malformations, and heart defects, developmental disorders associated with alcohol exposure...
US20140093944 POST PROTEIN HYDROLYSIS REMOVAL OF A POTENT RIBONUCLEASE INHIBITOR AND THE ENZYMATIC CAPTURE OF DNA  
The present invention concerns compositions and methods of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate...
US20140093933 MICROBIAL CELL AND PARTICLE SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE  
The invention comprises two key components: dielectrophoresis (DEP) and reversible binding surfaces. DEP has become an important tool for trapping dielectric particles. Moreover, DEP can manipulate...
8685240 High efficiency sol-gel gas chromatography column  
A capillary column (10) includes a tube structure having inner walls (14) and a sol-gel substrate (16) coated on a portion of inner walls (14) to form a stationary phase coating (18) on inner walls...
US20140087467 FERROMAGNETIC CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE MICROCARRIERS  
A porous, collagen coated, ferromagnetic cell culture microcarrier, which is suitable for in vitro cell and tissue culture and which facilitates 3D multicellular construct generation. Also provided...
US20140087447 Cell Modeling of Heme Deficiency using Ferrochelatase Mutations  
Provided herein, is a means for development of ferrochelatase variants with improved tolerance towards N-methyl protoporphyrin. Also disclosed are cell assay systems utilizing the variants, as the...
US20140087440 MAGNETIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL CELL CULTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A culture apparatus and method for growing cells and tissue in a three-dimensional configuration harnesses magnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic and diamagnetic forces. The cells or tissue are...
US20140082932 Method for the Fabrication of Electrolyte Cavities Using Bulk Micro-Machining  
The present invention is directed to the fabrication of thin aluminum anode batteries using a highly reproducible process that enables high volume manufacturing of the galvanic cells. A method of...
8682623 Electric power distribution interruption risk assessment calculator  
A method for predicting electrical power distribution interruptions based on common, immediate weather conditions. Daily, hourly, and bi-hourly weather data are used to predict the number of...
US20140080885 METHODS OF TREATING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods of treating a traumatic brain injury with an agent. In particular, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of treating a...
US20140080762 HYD1 PEPTIDES FOR RELAPSED CANCER  
The subject invention pertains to compositions and methods for treatment of malignancies and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, such as multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies,...
8673910 Proteasome inhibitors for selectively inducing apoptosis in cancer cells  
The subject invention concerns compounds having activity as inhibitors of proteasomes and methods of using the subject compounds. In one embodiment, a compound of the invention has the chemical...