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US20140018692 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PULMONARY VENTILATION IMAGING USING LOCAL VOLUME CHANGES  
The invention provides a novel method of high-resolution quantifiable pulmonary regional ventilation imaging using a package of computer programs, including deformable image registration and local...
8628666 System for solids retention time uncoupling by selective wasting of sludge  
Treatment systems are described which uncouple the solids retention time (SRT) of the recycling bacteria from the wasting bacteria. Elevated recycling bacteria SRTs increase concentrations of...
US20140008307 TWO-STAGE MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR ACOUSTIC PARTICLE MANIPULATION AND METHODS OF SEPARATION  
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide for two-stage microfluidic devices using surface acoustic waves, methods of use thereof, methods of making, methods of focusing and...
US20140007925 INVERTED ORGANIC SOLAR MICROARRAY FOR APPLICATIONS IN MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS  
The fabrication and characterization of large scale inverted organic solar array fabricated using all-spray process is disclosed. Solar illumination has been demonstrated to improve transparent...
8623835 Materials and methods for treatment of respiratory allergic diseases  
The present invention pertains to a method for treatment of allergic diseases by administering a natriuretic hormone peptide (NHP), or a nucleic acid sequence encoding NHP, to a patient in need...
8623834 Compositions including triciribine and trastuzumab and methods of use thereof  
This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine and related compounds and trastuzumab or a salt thereof and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and...
8623646 Volume exclusion agent to enhance formation of extracellular matrix  
A method of enhancing the formation of extracellular matrix in culture. Cells in culture secrete most of the collagen into the media as unprocessed procollagen, i.e., the cells do not convert...
8623279 Ionic liquid mediated sol-gel sorbents  
Ionic liquid (IL)-mediated sol-gel hybrid organic-inorganic materials present enormous potential for effective use in analytical microextraction. One obstacle to materializing this prospect arises...
8623035 Methods for resection of a luminal structure  
Provided is a method of resecting a luminal structure, such as a colon. A first luminal structure and a second luminal structure are defined by severing the original luminal structure. The second...
US20140004039 RGD MIMETIC y-AAPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for RGD mimetic γ-AApeptide compounds, γ-AApeptide compounds capable of binding an RGD binding site on integrin αvβ3, linear γ-AApeptide comp...
US20140001435 ELECTROLUMINESCENT LIGHT SOURCE WITH HIGH LIGHT EMISSION INTENSITY  
Electroluminescent devices, methods of forming the same, and methods of generating light using the same are provided. An electroluminescent device can include an active layer and at least one p-n...
8617839 Early detection of pathogens in blood  
The present invention is a method of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood including the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate confining the pathogens and introducing a fibrin lysis...
8617207 Surgical needle with jam cleat  
A surgical needle including a jam cleat for preventing slippage of suture. The jam cleat includes a suture engaging V-shaped tapered groove having opposing side walls that meet at a jam point.
US20130344169 GENE SIGNATURE FOR THE PREDICTION OF RADIATION THERAPY RESPONSE  
Described are mathematical models and method, e.g., computer-implemented methods, for predicting tumor sensitivity to radiation therapy, which can be used, e.g., for selecting a treatment for a...
8614062 RNA-based system and method to differentiate seafood  
Substituting fish of lesser value for high priced fish such as grouper has become a major problem for restaurants, wholelsalers, and the general public. A method based upon nucleic acid...
US20130338744 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...
US20130337149 METHOD FOR MAKING SELF-ASSEMBLING, COLLAGEN-BASED MATERIAL FOR CORNEAL REPLACEMENT  
A material derived from sea cucumber collagen fibrils is suitable for use in corneal replacements or as an implantable contact lens. To produce material, the collagen fibrils are centrifuged into...
US20130334455 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...
US20130334112 SYSTEM FOR SOLIDS RETENTION TIME UNCOUPLING BY SELECTIVE WASTING OF SLUDGE  
Treatment systems are described which uncouple the solids retention time (SRT) of the recycling bacteria from the wasting bacteria. Elevated recycling bacteria SRTs increase concentrations of...
8609639 Stat3 inhibitor having anti-cancer activity and methods  
A small-molecule Stat3 dimerization inhibitor, S3I-M2001, is described and the dynamics of intracellular processing of activated Stat3 within the context of the biochemical and biological effects...
8609365 System for staining fungi and protozoa  
The present invention provides a method for the staining of fungi and microsporidia for observation with a light microscope based upon the presence of chitin in the composition of these organisms....
US20130330384 MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMERS HAVING AFFINITY FOR NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES  
The present invention concerns molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) having an affinity for natriuretic peptides, such as atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). In some embodiments, the MIP is a...
US20130327709 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING WASTEWATER AND SLUDGES BY OPTIMIZING sCO2 FOR ANAEROBIC AUTOTROPHIC MICROBES  
The present invention describes a method of optimizing CO2 concentration to increase the specific growth rate of Anammox bacteria and methanogens in wastewater and sludge treatment, as well as...
8603833 Germania-silica-based sol-gel monolith and uses thereof  
The present invention provides germania-silica-based sol-gel monoliths that form the solid-phase material for extraction, isolation, preconcentration, and separation of analytes. In one embodiment,...
8603758 Prostate carcinogenesis predictor  
A method of detecting prostate tumorigenesis in a subject, the method including the steps of (a) obtaining a sample from the prostate of the human subject, (b) detecting quantitatively or...
8603458 Genetic adjuvants for immunotherapy  
The present invention pertains to methods and pharmaceutical compositions for modulating an immune response. The method of the present invention involves administration of an effective amount of...
8603452 Method of preventing biofouling using an anti-fouling bio-hydrogel composition  
The invention comprises a biological hydrogel that is chemically stabilized with non-covalent or covalent cross-links. The biological hydrogel is used to coat surfaces of materials for submersion...
8603395 Self-propelled sensor apparatus for in situ analysis of enviromental parameters  
A self-propelled apparatus for analyzing a component contained in a fluid medium. The self-propelled apparatus uses kinetic energy of the apparatus to drive a fluid under analysis through the...
8600674 Using pattern recognition in real-time LBS 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...
8599373 Microcavity Raman sensor and method of use  
In accordance with the present invention, an ultra-sensitive Raman chemical sensor is provided that is based on an enhanced spontaneous emission as a result of cavity quantum electrodynamic...
8598511 Carbon nanotube anchor for mass spectrometer  
This invention enables a sensitivity enhancement in the detection of molecular compounds. A mass spectrometry analyte support with nanotube anchors are used to concentrate MALDI samples,...
8598354 Compounds having antiparasitic or anti-infectious activity  
Compounds of formula I: or formula II: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of formula I or formula II, wherein:R1 is H, hydroxyl, alkoxy, acyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;R2 is methyl...
8598230 Methods for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation  
The subject invention concerns methods for inhibition of STAT biological functions using platinum complexes.
8597821 Surface micromachined electrolyte-cavities for use in micro-aluminum galvanic cells  
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. In the...
8597508 Sol-gel monolithic column with optical window and method of making  
A method of preparing a sol-gel monolithic column includes the step of forming a separation bed (14) from a sol-gel solution in a single process step. This column has improved characteristics for...
8597473 Reactive physical vapor deposition with sequential reactive gas injection  
The present invention provides a method of controlling a reactive sputtering system used in coating processes. More specifically, the present invention provides a microprocessor-based control...
8592768 Angularly partitioned evanescent wave absorption sensor  
A fiber optic evanescent absorption sensor. This invention makes use of two sources and one detection system, or one source and two detection systems, or two of each to determine a large range of...
8592368 JAK/STAT inhibitors and MAPK/ERK inhibitors for RSV infection  
The present invention concerns a method for treating or reducing the likelihood of developing a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a subject by administering an effective amount of an...
8592200 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...
8588270 Architecture for ultra-wideband radio  
The invention includes a method for transmitting and detecting high speed Ultra Wideband pulses across a wireless interface. The transmitter includes a serializer and pulse generator. The receiver...
8586530 Modulation of inhibition of ferrochelatase by N-methyl protoporphyrin  
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...
8584273 Portable lift chair  
A device for enabling a wheelchair user to enter and exit the wheelchair includes a stabilizing frame. The stabilizing frame has two slide rails to which a base plate is movingly attached. An...
8580934 Silica-based material for detection and isolation of chitin and chitin-containing microorganisms  
The subject invention provides silica-based material that has high affinity to chitin, chitin derivatives and chitin-containing microorganisms at an acidic pH. In an embodiment, the silica-based...
8580498 Predictive value of nuclear excision repair genes for cancer survival  
Patients who have their cancer surgically removed are at risk for recurrence, even though currently free of disease. Lung cancer patients with higher activity of a nuclear excision repair gene...
8579986 Bone fusion material compressor and method of use  
The present invention provides an apparatus and method that will allow surgeons to produce bone growth masses for use in spinal surgery that are capable of maintaining their physical integrity...
8579873 Bladder drainage aid  
Provided is a bladder drainage aid which attaches to the end of Foley Catheter and removes the need for a catheter bag. In a preferred embodiment, the device is a spring-loaded valve with an inflow...
US20130296643 FLARED VAGINAL STENT  
The invention is a flared vaginal stent comprising a cylinder with a flared, grooved tip. The flared tip has a partially flat surface and a curved opposite surface. The stent is designed to mimic...
8574866 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...
8574685 Electric field tuning of PbS quantum dots for high efficiency solar cell application  
A thin film and a method of making a thin film. The thin film comprises a patterned substrate, a smooth film of electric field tuned quantum dots solution positioned on the patterned substrate, and...
8574640 Combined effects of nutrients on proliferation of stem cells  
A method and composition for stimulating the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells is used to self-repair injury in mammals. A supplement is administered having an effective dose of...