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    Protein modulators of resistance to alkylating agents

    • Inventor: Branimir I. Sikic
    • Associated Inventions: TNFAIP3/A20 and other markers as predictive/prognostic factors in cancer
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    There is disclosed a method for identifying a therapeutically responsive phenotype, as distinguished, e.g.
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    5655154

    • Inventor: Naveen Jain
    • Patent office: Federal government of the United States
    A method and system for incorporation into an active operating system of a utility function performed by a utility provided by an external operating system. The functional instructions within the utility which perform the utility function, called a utility engine, are separated from user interface instructions which interface with the user in a fashion unique to the external operating system. The utility engine is stored in a data structure that can be loaded for execution by the active operating system as well as the external operating system. When the active operating system is running and obtains a request to perform the utility, it performs user interface instructions specific to the active operating system, and loads and executes the functional instructions in the utility engine to thereby execute the utility function.
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    Extendable connector and network

    • Inventor: Peter Peumans
    • Associated Inventions: Stretchable Silicon Sensor Network
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Extendable connectors are facilitated.
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    Confocal scanning microscope

    • Inventor: Marvin Minsky
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The confocal scanning microscope was a predecessor to today's widely used confocal laser scanning microscope.  It was patented by Marvin Minsky in 1957. 
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    None

    • Associated Inventions: Scarlet dye
    None ( /ˈnoʊn/ NOHN), or the Ninth Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of psalms and is said around 3 p.m. Its name comes from Latin and refers to the ninth hour of the day after dawn. This hour is now described more generally as the "midafternoon prayer" and may be said whenever convenient during the day, or omitted entirely. However, bishops and priests are still expected to recite the full sequence of hours, as closely as possible to the traditional time of day. In the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churches the office of the Ninth Hour is normally read by a single Reader and has very little variation in it. Three fixed psalms are read at the Third Hour: Psalms 83, 84, and 85 (LXX). The only variable portions for most of the year are the Troparia (either one or two) and Kontakion of the Day. The service ends with the Prayer of the Ninth Hour by Saint Basil the Great. During Great Lent a number of changes in the office take place. On Monday through Thursday, after the three fixed psalms, the Reader says a kathisma from the Psalter. The Troparion of the Day is replaced by special Lenten
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    Aperiodic quasi-phasematching gratings for chirp adjustments and frequency conversion of ultra-short pulses

    • Inventor: Mark Alan Arbore
    • Associated Inventions: Aperiodic quasi-phasematching gratings
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An apparatus and method for simultaneous chirp adjustment and frequency conversion of an ultra-short input optical pulse A.sub.1 characterized by a center angular frequency .omega..sub.1,0 in a non-linear optical material with a quasi-phasematching (QPM) grating exhibiting an aperiodic pattern of regions D.sub.j constituting a grating.
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    Method and system for filtering text messages

    • Inventor: Praveen Paritosh
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A system and method is provided for filtering text messages to determine which of the messages, if any, contains undesirable or unsuitable content. The method includes receiving a message containing at least one text character. The text is manipulated to generate a plurality of tokens that are compared with data contained in a plurality of databases. As a result, a plurality of probabilities are generated related to the suitability of the message. The probabilities are weighted to generate an overall probability related to the suitability of the message. The overall probability is then compared to a threshold value to rate the suitability of the message. Further, the rating associated with the message is displayed on a computer display screen or the like.
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    Ultrashort-pulse source with controllable wavelength output

    • Inventor: Almantus Galvanauskas
    • Associated Inventions: Use of Aperiodic Quasi-Phase-Matched Gratings in Ultra Short Pulse Sources
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A multiple-wavelength ultrashort-pulse laser system includes a laser generator producing ultrashort pulses at a fixed wavelength, and at least one and preferably a plurality of wavelength-conversion channels.
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    5 votes
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    Cooling by resonator-induced coherent scattering of radiation

    • Inventor: Steven Chu
    • Associated Inventions: Laser Cooling by Coherent Scattering
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention relates to a method and apparatus for cooling multilevel entities such as atoms, ions or molecules as well as entities with no apparent internal structure.
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Anaerobe targeted enzyme mediated prodrug therapy

    • Inventor: J Martin Brown
    • Associated Inventions: Anaerobe Targeted Enzyme-Mediated Prodrug Therapy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A genetically-engineered anaerobic organism is provided which, under anaerobic conditions present in a solid tumor, produces an enzyme capable of catalyzing the conversion of a prodrug to its highly cytotoxic product in situ and methods of treating tumors using same..
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    Data normalization in inverse geometry computed tomography system

    • Inventor: Norbert J. Pelc
    • Associated Inventions: CT - Raw Data Normalization in Inverse Geometry CT
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for imaging an object in a computed tomography (CT) system with a plurality of sources comprising a first source and a second source, wherein the plurality of sources together with a detector array are mounted on a rotatable gantry, and wherein an intensity of the second source has unknown fluctuations is provided.
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    Semi-definite programming method for ad hoc network node localization

    • Inventor: Yinyu Ye
    • Associated Inventions: Semidefinite Programming for Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Network Localization
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention uses a Semidefinite Programming (SDP) relaxation based method for the position estimation problem in sensor networks wherein the original problem is converted into a convex optimization problem.
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    5 votes
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    Adaptive control for mitigating interference in a multimode transmission medium

    • Inventor: Joseph M. Kahn
    • Associated Inventions: Adaptive Algorithms to increase transmission speed of optical communications
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Optical data is processed and transmitted in a multimode transmission medium in a manner that facilitates the mitigation of interference such as that often referred to as intersymbol interference (ISI).
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    Monolithic total internal reflection optical resonator

    • Inventor: Stephan Schiller
    • Associated Inventions: Monolithic Total Internal Reflection Resonators for Optical Frequencies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The combination of a resonator having total internal reflection with a coupler providing coupling via frustrated total internal reflection.
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    4 votes
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    Fuel cell and method for making the same

    • Inventor: Yuji Saito
    • Associated Inventions: PEM Fuel Cell Assembly
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In a fuel cell comprising a tubular casing, an electrolyte layer received in the tubular casing, and a pair of gas diffusion electrodes interposing the electrolyte layer and defining a fuel gas passage and an oxidizing gas passage, respectively, each gas diffusion electrode is formed by stacking a plurality of layers of material therefor, for instance in the axial direction of the casing.
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    Method and apparatus for modulating a light beam

    • Inventor: David M. Bloom
    • Associated Inventions: Deformable Grating Modulator
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A modulator for modulating an incident beam of light, the modulator comprising a plurality of equally spaced-apart elements, each of which includes a light-reflective planar surface.
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    Motion corrected tensor magnetic resonance imaging

    • Inventor: Roland Bammer
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Motion Corrected Diffusion Tensor MRI
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In tensor MRI, a set of k-space MRI data points is acquired that includes one or more k-space subsets of MRI data points.
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    4 votes
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    Horologie

    • Inventor: Cornelius Drebbel
    twee nutte ende dienstige nieuwe Inventien ,wesende t eene een middel ofte instrument, omme t versch water in grooter quantiteyt by maniere van eene onteyne uuyt het laech in der hoochte van XXX,XL,L oft meer voeten deur looden pypen te leyden, ende opwaert te brengen op verscheyden manieren ende ter plaetse daermen t selve begeeren gestadelyck te doen loopen,ende springen sonder ophouden Ende t ander een horologie, ofte uuyrwyser twelcken den tyt van vijftich LX Jae hondert oft meer jaeren achter den anderen sal mogen gebruycken sonder opwinden, oft yet anders daertoe te doen, soo Lange de raden, oft t'ander gaen de werck niet versleten en zyn. mits dat de voorss Instrumenten daervan de patroonen alhier zyn getransfixeert zijn nieuwe inventien.
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    Fuel cell assembly and method for making the same

    • Inventor: Nariaki Kuriyama
    • Associated Inventions: PEM Fuel Cell Assembly
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In a fuel cell assembly with at least one cell including an electrolyte layer, a pair of gas diffusion electrode layers interposing said electrolyte layer between them, and a pair of flow distribution plates (5) for defining passages (10, 11) for fuel and oxidizer gases that contact said gas diffusion electrode layers, a heater 62 and various sensors (61a, 61b and 61c) are formed on at least one of the flow distribution plates so that the work needed for installing the heater and sensors is simplified.
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    4 votes
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    Method and apparatus for adaptive, variable bandwidth, high-speed data transmission of a multicarrier signal over digital subscriber lines

    • Inventor: Peter S. Chow
    • Associated Inventions: A Band-Optimized Digital Modulation and Error Correction Apparatus for High Speed Data Transmission
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method and apparatus for adaptive, variable bandwidth, high-speed data transmission of a multicarrier signal over digital subscriber lines wherein the initial optimal transmission bandwidth is identified based on initial signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimates of the orthogonal carriers of the multicarrier system.
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    Diagnostic genes for toxoplasmosis

    • Inventor: John C. Boothroyd
    • Associated Inventions: Characterization of the Major Surface Antigen Gene of Toxoplasma
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Genetic material encoding p30 and B1 peptides of Toxoplasma gondii has been isolated and characterized.
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    6 votes
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    Gore-Tex

    Gore-Tex

    Gore-Tex is a waterproof/breathable fabric, and a registered trademark of W. L. Gore and Associates. It was co-invented by Wilbert L. Gore, Rowena Taylor, and Gore's son, Robert W. Gore. Robert Gore was granted U.S. Patent 3,953,566 on April 27, 1976, for a porous form of polytetrafluoroethylene (the chemical constituent of Teflon) with a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. Robert Gore, Rowena Taylor, and Samuel Allen were granted U.S. Patent 4,194,041 on March 18, 1980 for a "waterproof laminate." For its invention, Robert W. Gore was inducted into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1966, John W. Cropper of New Zealand developed and constructed a machine for producing stretched polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape. Rather than file for a patent, however, Cropper chose to keep the process of creating expanded PTFE as a closely held trade secret and required his producer and its employees to sign confidentiality agreements. In 1969, Bob Gore independently discovered expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) and introduced it to the public under the trademark Gore-Tex, for which he promptly applied for and obtained U.S. Patent 3,953,566,
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    Nitroreductase enzymes for bioremediation

    • Inventor: David F Ackerley
    • Associated Inventions: Superior Bioremediation Enzymes
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Compositions and methods are provided for bioremediation of toxic metals..
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    4 votes
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    Photodesorption in carbon nanotubes

    • Inventor: Hongjie Dai
    • Associated Inventions: Reversible Nanotube-based Chemical Sensors
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Carbon nanotube devices are manipulated in a manner that is useful for a variety of implementations.
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    Magnetometer

    Magnetometer

    • Inventor: Sheldon Breiner
    A magnetometer is a measuring instrument used to measure the strength or direction of magnetic fields. Some countries, such as the USA, Canada and Australia classify the more sensitive magnetometers as military technology, and control their distribution. The SI unit of measure for magnetic field strength is the tesla. As this is a very large unit for most practical uses, scientists commonly use the nanotesla (nT) as their working unit of measure. Engineers often measure magnetic fields in Gauss (1 Gauss = 100,000 nT, 1 Gauss = 100,000 gamma). The Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere) varies both temporally (there is a daily variation of around 30 nT at mid latitudes and hundreds of nT at the poles) and spatially (from around 20,000 nT near the equator to 80,000 nT near the poles) for various reasons, such as the inhomogeneity of rocks and the interaction between charged particles from the Sun and the magnetosphere. Geomagnetic storms can cause much larger variations, but, on average, the Earth's magnetic field is relatively weak. A simple magnet from a hardware store produces a field hundreds of times stronger. Magnetometers are distinct from metal detectors, which detect
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    Method for matching and registering medical image data

    • Inventor: R. Brooke Jeffrey
    • Associated Inventions: Medical CAD/Colonography: Identifying Similar Anatomical Features from Separate Imaging Datasets (Registration of Centerline Paths in Medical Imaging Data)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An automatic method for the registration of prone and supine computed tomographic colonography data is provided.
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    GPS/INS vehicle attitude system

    • Inventor: Santiago Alban
    • Associated Inventions: GPS/INS Attitude System for Vehicles
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Systems are provided to increase the robustness of a low-cost GPS system by coupling it with an INS system, and by using one-satellite attitude determination in conjunction with the traditional multiple-satellite method.
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    3 votes
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    Method and system of using intrinsic-based photosensing with high-speed line scanning for characterization of biological thick tissue including muscle

    • Inventor: Michael E Llewellyn
    • Associated Inventions: In vivo Sarcomere Length Measurement With Multiphoton Endoscopy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Biological thick tissue such as skeletal and cardiac muscle is imaged by inserting a probe into the tissue and scanning the tissue at a sufficiently fast rate to mitigate motion artifacts due to physiological motion.
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    3 votes
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    Phase-contrast MRI using phased-array multicoil

    • Inventor: Thomas J. Brosnan
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Phase-Contrast MRI with Phased-Array Multicoil
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    MRI signals detected by a phased array of multicoils are combined to provide phase contrast image signals with improved signal-to-noise ratio.
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    3 votes
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    Power controlled multiple access (PCMA) in wireless communication networks

    • Inventor: Nicholas Bambos
    • Associated Inventions: Power Controlled Multiple Access (PCMA) in Wireless Communication Networks
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An approach for managing data transmissions from multiple sources using a common channel addresses the problem of interference caused by two or more sources transmitting simultaneously.
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    Gain correction for a CT system

    • Inventor: Jongduk Baek
    • Associated Inventions: CT - Gain Correction Method for a Multiple Source CT System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for imaging unknown objects in a computed tomography (CT) system, comprising determining ray gain for a known object is provided.
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    5434776

    • Inventor: Naveen Jain
    • Patent office: Federal government of the United States
    A method and system for creating multi-lingual computer programs by dynamically loading messages is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a user specifies a preferred language in which the computer program will communicate. The computer program has one or more associated message sets, each set in a unique natural language. At least some of the message sets are preferably stored in a message file on the computer system. After the computer program is invoked, a Localizer searches the message file for a message set in the preferred language. After selecting the message set, the Localizer makes a memory allocation request, loads the selected message set into the allocated memory, passes the address of the allocated memory to the computer program, and returns control to the computer program.
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    4 votes
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    Micro-optical analysis system and approach therefor

    • Inventor: Mark Schnitzer
    • Associated Inventions: Nonlinear Optical Endoscopy and Microscopy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Imaging, testing and/or analysis of subjects is facilitated with a micro-mirror-based access approach.
    7.00
    4 votes
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    Semiconductor device manufacturing method to reduce process induced stress and crystalline defects

    • Inventor: Shinji Onga
    • Associated Inventions: Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Method
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    To reduce dislocations produced in the formation of shallow trench isolation regions in a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate is annealed in N.sub.2 ambient pressure with an O.sub.2 partial pressure of less than about 10.sup.-4 at a temperature between about 950 C..degree.
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    High performance micromechanical tunable verticle cavity surface emitting laser

    • Inventor: Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
    • Associated Inventions: Two dimensional widely-tunable surface emitting laser and optical switch arrays using GaAs micromachines
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An electrostatically controlled cantilever apparatus for continuous tuning of the resonance wavelength of a Fabry-Perot cavity is disclosed.
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    Molecular layers covalently bonded to silicon surfaces

    • Inventor: Matthew R. Linford
    • Associated Inventions: Silicon Surface Chemistry for Bonding Molecular Layers
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for producing a molecular layer of a selected molecular moiety (44) on a silicon surface (40) is provided in which a silicon surface (10) is etched to form a hydrogenated silicon surface and combined with a free radical-producing compound, where the free radical produced by the free radical-producing compound corresponds to the selected molecular moiety (44).
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    3 votes
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    Phenidone

    Phenidone

    • Inventor: John David Kendall
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Phenidone (1-phenyl-3-pyrazolidinone) is an organic chemical compound whose primary use is as a photographic developer. It has five to ten times the developing power as Metol. It also has low toxicity and, unlike some other developers, does not cause dermatitis upon skin contact. Phenidone is Ilford's trademark for this material which was first prepared in 1890. It was not until 1940 that Dr. J. D. Kendall, in the laboratories of Ilford Limited, discovered the photographic reducing properties of this chemical. However, large scale manufacturing of the compound did not become feasible until 1951. Phenidone is prepared by heating phenyl hydrazine with UMB66. ‍
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    Gene expression signature for prediction of human cancer progression

    • Inventor: Howard Y. Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Fibroblast serum response predicts human cancer progression
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods are provided for classification of cancers by the expression of a set of genes referred to as the core serum response (CSR), or a subset thereof.
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    Apparatus and method for socially intelligent virtual entity

    • Inventor: Clifford Nass
    • Associated Inventions: Architecture of Agent Platform (SPACE)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An agent that receives an input event and outputs Emotion_Response messages based on personality trait indices and emotional state indices is disclosed.
    9.00
    2 votes
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    Dialogue management using scripts

    • Inventor: Lawrence Cavedon
    • Associated Inventions: A Multi-Domain Dialogue Management System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Representation-neutral dialogue systems and methods ("RNDS") are described that include multi-application, multi-device spoken-language dialogue systems based on the information-state update approach.
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    2 votes
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    Transverse-pumped sLAB laser/amplifier

    • Inventor: William Tulloch
    • Associated Inventions: Transverse-Pumped Slab Laser/Amplifier
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A light amplification device comprises a laser slab and optics for establishing an optical beam at the lasing wavelength.
    5.80
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    Digital cartoon and animation process

    • Inventor: Robert Cook
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A digital cartoon or animation creation process, alternately describable as digital rotoscoping. Images are obtained in digital format by set-up steps (32, 44), image capture steps (34-36 and 46), and image storage (38, 48). The rotoscoping process (10) includes an image to line art rendering sub-process (14) which optionally may be followed by a specialized line art rendering sub-process (16) or a coloring sub-process (18). The line art rendering sub-process (14) includes a series of filters, particularly including a high-pass filter (68) using a gaussian blur convolution matrix. The specialized rendering sub-process (16) has particular use for carrying image regions having particularized detail through into final images in a manner that such detail is not lost, and the coloring sub-process (18) permits creation of colorized final images.
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    3 votes
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    Micro-machined coupled capacitor devices

    • Inventor: Butrus Thomas Khuri-Yakub
    • Associated Inventions: Micromachined Coupled Capacitor Devices
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides an apparatus and method for a new class of micro-machined electromechanical devices that make use of vibrating membranes.
    7.67
    3 votes
    73
    Mouse

    Mouse

    • Inventor: Douglas Engelbart
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In computing, a mouse is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons. The mouse sometimes features other elements, such as "wheels", which allow the user to perform various system-dependent operations, or extra buttons or features that can add more control or dimensional input. The mouse's motion typically translates into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows for fine control of a graphical user interface. The earliest known publication of the term mouse as a computer pointing device is in Bill English's 1965 publication "Computer-Aided Display Control". The online Oxford Dictionaries entry for mouse states the plural for the small rodent is mice, while the plural for the small computer connected device is either mice or mouses. However, in the use section of the entry it states that the more common plural is mice, and that the first recorded use of the term in the plural is mice as well (though it cites a 1984 use of mice when there were actually several earlier ones). The term mice was seen in print in
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    Non-invasive measurement of frozen tissue temperature using MRI signal

    • Inventor: Bruce L. Daniel
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Non-Invasive Measurement of Frozen Tissue Temperature using MRI
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Temperature in frozen tissue can be measured from magnetic resonance signals from the frozen tissue based on spin-spin relaxation time (T2) or based on relative intensity of the magnetic resonance signals.
    7.67
    3 votes
    75

    RFLAT-1: a transcription factor that activates RANTES gene expression

    • Inventor: Alan M. Krensky
    • Associated Inventions: Modulation of RANTES/CCL5 Expression in Inflammatory disease, Cancer, and AIDS
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A novel zinc finger transcription factore (RFLAT-1) and polypeptides related thereto, as well as nucleic acid compositions encoding the same, are provided.
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    3 votes
    76

    Significance analysis of microarrays

    • Inventor: Virginia G. Tusher
    • Associated Inventions: Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Microarrays can measure the expression of thousands of genes and thus identify changes in expression between different biological states.
    7.67
    3 votes
    77

    Ultracapacitor separator

    • Inventor: Wei Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An ultracapacitor includes two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying the pores in the electrodes and separator.
    7.67
    3 votes
    78

    Anaerobe targeted enzyme-mediated prodrug therapy

    • Inventor: J Martin Brown
    • Associated Inventions: Anaerobe Targeted Enzyme-Mediated Prodrug Therapy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A genetically-engineered anaerobic organism is provided which, under anaerobic conditions present in a solid tumor, produces an enzyme capable of catalyzing the conversion of a prodrug to its highly cytotoxic product in situ and methods of treating tumors using same..
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    1 votes
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    Concurrent frequency-sharing multi-user communication system with rate allocation approach

    • Inventor: John Cioffi
    • Associated Inventions: Rate Allocation for CDMA/OFDM
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    According to example embodiments for use in a communication system that is adapted to permit the users to transmit data simultaneously via shared frequency and spatial resources, an allocation of user transmission rates involves setting and maintaining the transmission rates of the users to at least a minimum user transmission rate to provide an expected minimum quality of communication for each of the users.
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    Schoorsteen goed trekkend

    • Inventor: Cornelius Drebbel
    ... middel, te vooren niet gepractiseert, omme alle roockende ende uytslaende schoorstenen bequaemelyck te doen trecken, ende boven ter behoorlycke plaetsen met besloten deuren, ende Cameren den roock uytloosen, waervan hy Suppt binnen der Stede van Alckmaer verscheyden preuve hadde doen doen.
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    1 votes
    85

    Sealing an ultracapacitor

    • Inventor: Patricia C. Irwin
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An ultracapacitor comprises at least one cell comprising two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the current collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying pores in the electrodes and separator.
    10.00
    1 votes
    86

    Artificial cornea

    • Inventor: Jaan Noolandi
    • Associated Inventions: Artificial Cornea
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention provides implants suitable for use as an artificial cornea, and methods for making and using such implants.
    6.50
    4 votes
    87

    Electric field domain patterning

    • Inventor: Robert L. Byer
    • Associated Inventions: Electric Field Domain Patterning of Lithium Niobate et al for Quasi Phasematching
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method of domain patterning a body of ferroelectric material.
    6.50
    4 votes
    88
    Telephone

    Telephone

    • Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The telephone, colloquially referred to as a phone, is a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sounds, usually the human voice. Telephones are a point-to-point communication system whose most basic function is to allow two people separated by large distances to talk to each other. Developed in the mid-1870s by Alexander Graham Bell and others, the telephone has long been considered indispensable to businesses, households and governments, is now one of the most common appliances in the developed world. The word "telephone" has been adapted to many languages and is now recognized around the world. All modern telephones have a microphone to speak into, an earphone (or 'speaker') which reproduces the voice of the other person, a ringer which makes a sound to alert the owner when a call is coming in, and a keypad (or on older phones a telephone dial) to enter the telephone number of the telephone to be called. The microphone and earphone are usually built into a handset which is held up to the face to talk. The keypad may be part of the handset or of a base unit to which the handset would be connected. A landline telephone is connected by a pair of wires to the telephone
    6.50
    4 votes
    89

    Integrated color pixel (ICP)

    • Inventor: Peter B. Catrysse
    • Associated Inventions: Integrated Color Pixel (ICP)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An integrated color pixel (ICP) with at least one integrated metal filter is presented.
    8.50
    2 votes
    90

    Monolithic wavelength meter and photodetector using a wavelength dependent reflector

    • Inventor: Rashit Nabiev
    • Associated Inventions: Monolithic Integrated Wavelength Meter and Photodetector
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A compact and cost-effective wavelength meter and photodetector (10) that can measure simultaneously both wavelength and intensity has two back-to-back photodiodes (12 and 14) with a wavelength dependent distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) (28) positioned in-between.
    8.50
    2 votes
    91

    Osteopontin-related compositions and methods

    • Inventor: Dorothee Chabas
    • Associated Inventions: Osteopontin-related compositions and methods
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    This invention provides a method for reducing the amount of osteopontin in an osteopontin-expressing cell comprising introducing into the cell a nucleic acid which specifically inhibits osteopontin expression in the cell.
    8.50
    2 votes
    92
    8.50
    2 votes
    93

    Data throughput over lossy communication links

    • Inventor: Debarag Narayan Banerjee
    • Associated Inventions: Fragmentation of TCP Acknowledgements for Higher Throughput Connection Over Wireless Links
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In a heterogeneous data network including both wired and wireless/lossy links, a transport protocol method implemented at the wireless host is fully compatible with existing wired networks and wireless gateways, and requires no modification to transport protocols at existing wired hosts.
    7.33
    3 votes
    94

    Express bit swapping in a multicarrier transmission system

    • Inventor: Louise Min Chuin Hoo
    • Associated Inventions: Express Swap
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods and devices for adaptively changing a parameter (such as sub-carrier bit allocation and/or gain) in a multi-carrier communication signal are described.
    7.33
    3 votes
    95

    Method for analyzing gene expression patterns

    • Inventor: Patrick Brown
    • Associated Inventions: Stanford Microarray Technology
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method and device for detecting or monitoring the treatment status of a selected physiological state or disease condition.
    7.33
    3 votes
    96
    7.33
    3 votes
    97
    7.33
    3 votes
    98

    Virtual machine monitors for scalable multiprocessors

    • Inventor: Edouard Bugnion
    • Associated Inventions: Building System Software for Scalable Shared-Memory Multiprocessors using Commodity Operating Systems
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The problem of extending modern operating systems to run efficiently on large-scale shared memory multiprocessors without a large implementation effort is solved by a unique type of virtual machine monitor.
    7.33
    3 votes
    99
    6.25
    4 votes
    100

    Nonlinear optical frequency converter

    • Inventor: Raymond G. Beausoleil
    • Associated Inventions: Nonlinear Optical Frequency Converter and Pulsed Intracavity Nonlinear Opital Frequency Converter
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A general method which extends quadrature techniques to Type I nonlinear optical parametric interactions.
    6.25
    4 votes
    101
    Sound Reproduction System

    Sound Reproduction System

    • Inventor: William B. Snow
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Snow, William B. (1903-1968) American engineer best remembered for his foundation work for stereophonic reproduction in large rooms. See U.S. Patent 2,137,032 Sound Reproducing System.
    6.25
    4 votes
    102
    5.40
    5 votes
    103

    Casting sharpened microminiature tips

    • Inventor: Shinya Akamine
    • Associated Inventions: Sharpening Technique for Casting Miniature Tips
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Sharpened microminiature tips are produced by casting in a silicon/silicon dioxide mold.
    7.00
    3 votes
    104
    7.00
    3 votes
    105

    Crystalline-type device and approach therefor

    • Inventor: Yaocheng Liu
    • Associated Inventions: A simple method to form crystalline compound semiconductors on silicon substrates
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Single-crystalline growth is realized using a liquid-phase crystallization approach involving the inhibition of defects typically associated with liquid-phase crystalline growth of lattice mismatched materials.
    7.00
    3 votes
    106
    7.00
    3 votes
    107

    Modified antisense nucleotides complementary to a section of the human Ha-ras gene

    • Inventor: Esther H. Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Modified antisense oligonucleotides complementary to a section of the human Ha-ras gene
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention relates to a specific modified oligonucleotide complementary to a section of the human Ha-ras gene and mRNA, and its use to specifically regulate, modulate or inhibit expression of the HA-ras gene, and its use as a pharmaceutical for the treatment of conditions arising from the abnormal expression of the Ha-Ras gene, in particular in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
    7.00
    3 votes
    108
    7.00
    3 votes
    109

    Use of aperiodic quasi-phase-matched gratings in ultrashort pulse sources

    • Inventor: Almantus Galvanauskas
    • Associated Inventions: Use of Aperiodic Quasi-Phase-Matched Gratings in Ultra Short Pulse Sources
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A chirped pulse amplification system employs chirped quasi-phase-matched (QPM) gratings as dispersive delay lines for stretching and/or compressing ultrashort pulses.
    7.00
    3 votes
    110
    6.00
    4 votes
    111

    Interdigital deflection sensor for microcantilevers

    • Inventor: Abdullah Atalar
    • Associated Inventions: Interdigital Cantilever
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A deflection sensor for a microcantilever includes two sets of interdigitated fingers, one (reference) set being attached to the substrate from which the microcantilever extends and the other (movable) set being attached to the tip of the microcantilever.
    6.00
    4 votes
    112
    6.00
    4 votes
    113

    Artificial corneal implant

    • Inventor: David Myung
    • Associated Inventions: Artificial Corneal Implant
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A material that can be applied as implants designed to artificially replace or augment the cornea, such as an artificial cornea, corneal onlay, or corneal inlay (intrastromal lens) is provided.
    8.00
    2 votes
    114

    Composite mechanical transducers and approaches therefor

    • Inventor: Renata Melamud
    • Associated Inventions: Temperature Compensation of Encapsulated, Single-Anchored Silicon Resonators
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Mechanical transducers such as pressure sensors, resonators or other frequency-reference devices are implemented under conditions characterized by different temperatures.
    8.00
    2 votes
    115

    Fuel cell assembly

    • Inventor: John Lee
    • Associated Inventions: PEM Fuel Cell Assembly
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A fuel cell assembly is provided that includes a plurality of cells.
    8.00
    2 votes
    116

    6357000

    • Inventor: Naveen Jain
    • Patent office: Federal government of the United States
    A computer method and system for user-specified loading of an operating system. Operating system load modules, composed of permanent load modules and variable load modules, are stored on a storage device. The permanent load modules and variable load modules each comprise operating system instructions. Although all of the permanent load modules are included in the operating system, only variable load modules that are specified by the user are included in the operating system. A user identification is initially obtained of variable load modules to be included as user-specified load modules in the operating system. Upon computer startup, the user-specified load modules and the permanent load modules are loaded into memory. The operating system instructions comprised by the user-specified load modules and permanent load modules thus comprise the loaded operating system.
    9.00
    1 votes
    117
    9.00
    1 votes
    118
    9.00
    1 votes
    119
    9.00
    1 votes
    120
    9.00
    1 votes
    121

    Integrated waveguide and method for designing integrated waveguide

    • Inventor: Peter B. Catrysse
    • Associated Inventions: Optimization of Image Sensor Pixels
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An integrated waveguide including a dielectric structure configured to receive a first electromagnetic field distribution via a first major surface and having a second major surface, wherein the first electromagnetic field distribution produces a second electromagnetic field distribution within the dielectric structure.
    9.00
    1 votes
    122
    9.00
    1 votes
    123

    Pulsed intracavity nonlinear optical frequency converter

    • Inventor: Raymond G. Beausoleil
    • Associated Inventions: Nonlinear Optical Frequency Converter and Pulsed Intracavity Nonlinear Opital Frequency Converter
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for efficiently controlling sum frequency mixing and second harmonic generation within Q-switched laser oscillators.
    9.00
    1 votes
    124
    9.00
    1 votes
    125
    9.00
    1 votes
    126
    9.00
    1 votes
    127

    Artificial synapse chip

    • Inventor: Harvey A. Fishman
    • Associated Inventions: Soft Materials for Neurotransmitter-based Prosthetics
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Devices and methods are provided for administering a fluid to a neuronal site.
    6.67
    3 votes
    128

    Electrically addressable liquid dispenser

    • Inventor: Tina L. Lamers
    • Associated Inventions: An Electrically Addressable, Liquid Release Well Array for a Hand-held Scented Material Dispense System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An electrically actuated liquid dispenser, an electrically addressable liquid dispenser and an electronic device are described..
    6.67
    3 votes
    129

    Gradient characterization using fourier-transform

    • Inventor: Marcus T. Alley
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - A Method for MR system eddy-current measurement
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Disclosed is a method for characterizing the gradient subsystem of a Magnetic Resonance (MR) system.
    6.67
    3 votes
    130

    Method for detecting and classifying a structure of interest in medical images

    • Inventor: Burak Acar
    • Associated Inventions: Medical CAD / Colonagraphy: Automated Differentiation Between Pre-Cancerous Colonic Polyps and Normal Tissue
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method to detect and classify a structure of interest in a medical image is provided to enable high specificity without sacrificing the sensitivity of detection.
    6.67
    3 votes
    131

    Method for temporally resolved, three-dimensional MR volume acquisitions

    • Inventor: Marcus T. Alley
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Temporally Resolved, Three-dimensional MR Volume Acquisitions
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for three dimensional magnetic resonance data acquisitions using a fast 3D sequence to acquire volumetric data in a cine mode.
    6.67
    3 votes
    132

    Motion corrected magnetic resonance imaging

    • Inventor: Murat Aksoy
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - An Apparatus To Perform Motion Corrected Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method of correcting for motion in magnetic resonance images of an object detected by a plurality of signal receiver coils comprising the steps of acquiring a plurality of image signals with the plurality of receiver coils, determining motion between sequential image signals relative to a reference, applying rotation and translation to image signals to align image signals with the reference, determining altered coil sensitivities due to object movement during image signal acquisition, and employing parallel imaging reconstruction of the rotated and translated image signals using the altered coil sensitivities in order to compensate for undersampling in k-space..
    6.67
    3 votes
    133

    MRI method and apparatus for selective image suppression of material based on T1 and T2 relation times

    • Inventor: Dwight George Nishimura
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Selective Suppression of Materials in Magnetic Resonance Based on T1 and T2
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The selective imaging of an object having two materials with different relaxation times (T1 or T2) is provided by using a driven equilibrium sequence (T2 weighted preparation sequence) followed by an inversion recovery sequence.
    6.67
    3 votes
    134
    Thermally Enhanced Photoemission for Solar Energy Harvesting

    Thermally Enhanced Photoemission for Solar Energy Harvesting

    • Inventor: Zhi-Xun Shen
    Researchers at Stanford University have developed a novel solar energy conversion process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity. The process, called photon enhanced thermionic emission (PETE), promises to surpass the efficiency of existing photovoltaic and thermal conversion technologies, and could reduce the costs of solar energy production enough for it to compete with oil as an energy source. Unlike photovoltaic technology currently available, PETE excels at higher temperatures and would make an ideal device for use in solar concentrators such as parabolic dishes. Coupled with a thermal conversion mechanism, the waste heat generated from PETE in a solar concentrator provides an additional opportunity for generating electricity; it is estimated that with optimized materials and processes, PETE can get to 50 percent efficiency or more under solar concentration, but if combined with a thermal conversion cycle, could reach 55 or even 60 percent – almost triple the efficiency of existing systems. Further efficiency improvements may be possible through new materials, nanostructures and plasmonic processes that can increase light absorption, carrier concentrations and emission probability.
    6.67
    3 votes
    135
    7.50
    2 votes
    136

    Method to control leukocyte extravasation

    • Inventor: Eugene C. Butcher
    • Associated Inventions: Endothelial Molecules and the Control of Leukocyte Extravasation
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Novel antibodies that recognize endothelial cell surface molecules and block leukocyte extravasation are provided.
    7.50
    2 votes
    137

    Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging method to monitor progression and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions

    • Inventor: Adolf Pfefferbaum
    • Associated Inventions: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Method to Monitor Progession and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Conditions
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A non-invasive longitudinal method that is sensitive and objective for quantifying progressive loss of neurons in normal aging brains and brains that suffer from a neurodegenerative disease is provided.
    5.50
    4 votes
    138

    Methods and compositions for genomic modification

    • Inventor: Michele P. Calos
    • Associated Inventions: Recombinase-Mediated Site Specific Integration ("Wildtype" recombinases)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides methods of site-specifically integrating a polynucleotide sequence of interest in a genome of a eucaryotic cell, as well as, enzymes, polypeptides, and a variety of vector constructs useful therefore.
    6.33
    3 votes
    139
    6.33
    3 votes
    140

    Time-of-flight mass spectrometer and ion analysis

    • Inventor: Ansgar Brock
    • Associated Inventions: Digital Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An ion beam supplied from a source is modulated so that ions at a constant flux is passed during on periods or portions thereof and are deflected or stopped during off periods according to a binary sequence in order to encode the ion beam with phase information of the sequence.
    6.33
    3 votes
    141

    Cable guide for bicycles

    • Associated Inventions: Express Swap
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A cable guide for affixing a cable or the like to a tube of a bicycle frame comprises a body including at least one base portion adapted to seat on the frame member and having at least one hole, a ferrule portion extending up from the base portion and adapted to receive the cable, and a split sleeve portion extending down from the base portion in alignment with the hole and adapted to extend through a hole in the frame tube.
    8.00
    1 votes
    142
    8.00
    1 votes
    143

    Laparoscopic kidney cooling device

    • Inventor: Jonathan Thomas
    • Associated Inventions: Laparoscopic Renal Hypothermia
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention encompasses a device for changing the temperature of the kidney during laparoscopic surgery or during organ transportation or transplantation..
    8.00
    1 votes
    144

    Method of synthesizing a musical sound

    • Inventor: John Chowning
    • Associated Inventions: Frequency modulation synthesis
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Musical sounds are synthesized by means of frequency modulation with the carrier and modulating frequencies being in the audio range and the modulating index being related to a function to control the bandwidth and evolution in time of the partial frequencies of synthesized sound.
    8.00
    1 votes
    145
    8.00
    1 votes
    146

    Polyp detection using smoothed shape operators

    • Inventor: Padmavathi Sundaram
    • Associated Inventions: Computer Aided Polyp Detection in Virtual Colonscopy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Improved surface feature recognition in CT images is provided by extracting a triangulated mesh representation of the surface of interest.
    8.00
    1 votes
    147

    Reusable wafer support for semiconductor processing

    • Inventor: Eugene M. Chow
    • Associated Inventions: Reusable Support for Physically Transporting Wafers in Semiconductor Processing Equipment
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A wafer holding device supports a wafer during semiconductor processing.
    8.00
    1 votes
    148

    Ultracapacitor current collector

    • Inventor: Elihu Calvin Jerabek
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An ultracapacitor having two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying the pores in the electrodes and separator.
    8.00
    1 votes
    149

    Dimension measurement approach for metal-material

    • Inventor: Mark Brongersma
    • Associated Inventions: Measurement of Metallic Film Thickness Using a New Optical Technique
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Dimensional parameters of metal-containing structures such as films, interconnects, wires and stripes, and nanoparticles are detected using an approach involving plasmon-excitation and one or more metal-constituency characteristics of the metal-containing structures.
    5.25
    4 votes
    150

    Heat diffusion based detection of structures of interest in medical images

    • Inventor: Burak Acar
    • Associated Inventions: Medical CAD: Automated 3D Characterization of Lesions and Other Biological Structures (derived from a combination different methods including 3D transient thermal profiling)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for detecting and identifying structures of interest such as colonic polyps or similar structures like lung nodules in volumetric (medical) images data is provided.
    5.25
    4 votes
    151

    Fuel cell

    • Inventor: Jun Sasahara
    • Associated Inventions: Miniature Fuel Cell
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A simple, inexpensive and highly efficient fuel cell has boundary structures made of a photo-sensitive material in combination with selective patterning.
    7.00
    2 votes
    152

    Isolation of mesenchymal stem cells

    • Inventor: Karl G Sylvester
    • Associated Inventions: Identification and Isolation of Mammalian Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods and compositions are provided for the identification and isolation of mammalian mesenchymal stem cells.
    7.00
    2 votes
    153

    Microarrays of polypeptides

    • Inventor: Patrick Brown
    • Associated Inventions: Protein Microarrays
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Microarrays of polypeptides on a solid support are provided.
    7.00
    2 votes
    154

    Modified X-ray tube for use in the presence of magnetic fields

    • Inventor: Norbert J. Pelc
    • Associated Inventions: CT - X-Ray Imaging with an MRI System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An imaging system and method combines a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system and an x-ray fluoroscopy system such that the two systems have coincident fields of view.
    7.00
    2 votes
    155

    Compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating neuropsychiatric disorders

    • Inventor: Huda Akil
    • Associated Inventions: Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Psychotic Disorders
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides methods for diagnosing mental disorders (e.g., psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders such as major depression disorder and bipolar disorder).
    6.00
    3 votes
    156
    6.00
    3 votes
    157

    Method for equalizing a multicarrier signal in a multicarrier communication system

    • Inventor: Jacky Chow
    • Associated Inventions: A Reception Apparatus for Reducing the Complexity of Multicarrier Demodulators
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for optimizing a set of equalizer parameters of an equalizer to be used to equalize a multicarrier data signal that has been transmitted through a distorting channel, comprised of the steps of initializing the parameters, repeatedly sending a training sequence through the channel to the receiver, using the equalizer parameters, the received sequence, and a local replica of the training sequence to update a set of channel target response parameters, windowing the channel target response parameters, using the channel target response parameters, the received sequence and the local replica to update the equalizer parameters, and windowing the equalizer parameters.
    6.00
    3 votes
    158

    Method for magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging

    • Inventor: Priti Balchandani
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - 'HMRSI at 7T using aninterleaved narro-band PRESS sequence with spatial-spectral adiabatic refocusing pulses
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for performing spectroscopy using an interleaved readout for at least two species.
    6.00
    3 votes
    159

    Moving table MRI with frequency-encoding in the z-direction

    • Inventor: Jean Brittain
    • Associated Inventions: Moving Table MRI with Frequency-Encoding in the Z-Direction
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A system and method are disclosed using continuous table motion while acquiring data to reconstruct MR images across a large FOV without significant slab-boundary artifacts that reduces acquisition time.
    6.00
    3 votes
    160
    6.00
    3 votes
    161
    5.67
    3 votes
    162

    Electron sources utilizing negative electron affinity photocathodes with ultra-small emission areas

    • Inventor: Aaron W. Baum
    • Associated Inventions: Negative Electron Affinity Photocathodes as High Performance Electron Sources
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An electron source includes a negative electron affinity photocathode on a light-transmissive substrate and a light beam generator for directing a light beam through the substrate at the photocathode for exciting electrons into the conduction band.
    5.67
    3 votes
    163
    5.67
    3 votes
    164
    Incandescent light bulb

    Incandescent light bulb

    • Inventor: Thomas Edison
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light which produces light with a filament wire heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows (see Incandescence). The hot filament is protected from oxidation with a glass bulb that is filled with inert gas (or evacuated). In a halogen lamp, filament evaporation is prevented by a chemical process that redeposits metal vapor onto the filament, extending its life. The light bulb is supplied with electrical current by feed-through terminals or wires embedded in the glass. Most bulbs are used in a socket which provides mechanical support and electrical connections. Incandescent bulbs are manufactured in a wide range of sizes, light output, and voltage ratings, from 1.5 volts to about 300 volts. They require no external regulating equipment, have low manufacturing costs, and work equally well on either alternating current or direct current. As a result, the incandescent lamp is widely used in household and commercial lighting, for portable lighting such as table lamps, car headlamps, and flashlights, and for decorative and advertising lighting. Incandescent
    6.50
    2 votes
    165

    Method and apparatus for B.sub.0 eddy current compensation by B.sub.1 phase modulation

    • Inventor: Walter F. Block
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Bo Eddy Current Compensation for Spectral-Spatial MRI Pulses
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In accordance with the invention, spatially invariant B.sub.0 eddy currents induced by a slice-selection gradient, G.sub.Z in an MRI system, are compensated by phase modulating the RF excitation pulse with a compensating function.
    6.50
    2 votes
    166

    Method of optimizing wireless communication links using stored channel characteristics of different locations

    • Inventor: Debarag Narayan Banerjee
    • Associated Inventions: Location Aided Wireless System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Techniques for location-assisted wireless communication use real-time location(s) of wireless transceiver(s) together with stored location-indexed channel information to improve communication over a wireless channel between the transceiver(s).
    6.50
    2 votes
    167
    6.50
    2 votes
    168

    Microorganisms having multiple compatible degradative energy-generating plasmids and preparation thereof

    • Inventor: Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty
    • Associated Inventions: Pseudomonas putida [NRRL B-5473]
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Unique microorganisms have been developed by the application of genetic engineering techniques. These microorganisms contain at least two stable (compatible) energy-generating plasmids, these plasmids specifying separate degradative pathways. The techniques for preparing such multi-plasmid strains from bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas are described. Living cultures of two strains of Pseudomonas (P. aeruginosa [NRRL B-5472] and P. putida [NRRL B-5473]) have been deposited with the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Northern Marketing and Nutrient Research Division, Peoria, Ill. The P. aeruginosa NRRL B-5472 was derived from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain 1c by the genetic transfer thereto, and containment therein, of camphor, octane, salicylate and naphthalene degradative pathways in the form of plasmids. The P. putida NRRL B-5473 was derived from Pseudomonas putida strain PpG1 by genetic transfer thereto, and containment therein, of camphor, salicylate and naphthalene degradative pathways and drug resistance factor RP-1, all in the form of plasmids.
    6.50
    2 votes
    169
    6.50
    2 votes
    170

    Quantitative test for bacterial pathogens

    • Inventor: Ellen J. Baron
    • Associated Inventions: Quantitative Test for Bacterial Pathogens
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention is directed to a method for analyzing the presence of a bacterial pathogen in a clinical sample comprising the steps of (i) at least partially isolating nucleic acid from said sample, characterized in that said nucleic acid is selected from a group consisting of either total nucleic acid, total DNA or total RNA, (ii) quantifying the amount of nucleic acid comprising a preselected sequence which is specific for said bacterial pathogen, and (iii) determining whether said amount of nucleic acid comprising a preselected sequence which is specific for said bacterial pathogen exceeds a first predetermined cut off value..
    6.50
    2 votes
    171

    Determination and control of vehicle sideslip using GPS

    • Inventor: David M. Bevly
    • Associated Inventions: Determination and Control Of Vehicle Sideslip Using GPS
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for determining a sideslip angle of a terrestrial vehicle that moves on wheels by using a global positioning system (GPS) receiver.
    5.33
    3 votes
    172

    Optimized spectral-spatial pulse

    • Inventor: Michael Lustig
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Optimized spectral spatial pulse design
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A computer implemented method for designing a spectral-spatial pulse for exciting at least one passband and minimally exciting at least one stopband is provided.
    5.33
    3 votes
    173
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    175

    Effect of the plasmonic dispersion relation on the transmission properties of subwavelength holes

    • Inventor: Peter B. Catrysse
    • Associated Inventions: Propagating Modes in Subwavelength Cylindrical Holes in an Optically Thick Metallic Film
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Using a realistic plasmonic model, an optically thick electrically conductive film with subwavelength hole or holes therein is shown to always support propagating modes near the surface plasmon frequency, where cross-sectional dimensions of the hole or holes are less than about .lamda./2n.sub.h, .lamda.
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    179

    Markerless motion capture system

    • Inventor: Stefano Corazza
    • Associated Inventions: A New Accurate Method of 3D Full Body Motion Capture for Animation
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A markerless motion capture system is provided for measurements accurate enough for biomechanical, clinical, sport, entertainment, animation, game and movie, design, ergonomics, surveillance applications.
    7.00
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    180

    Process for displaying and navigating panoramic video, and method and user interface for streaming panoramic video and images between a server and browser-based client application

    • Inventor: Hendrik Dahlkamp
    • Associated Inventions: User Interface for Displaying and Navigating Video
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for providing panoramic videos and images to a user using a server-client architecture while minimizing the wait time necessary before still images are available for viewing or videos begin playing.
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    1 votes
    181

    Reduction of blurring in view angle tilting MRI

    • Inventor: Kim Butts Pauly
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Method for Reducing Distortion
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Magnetic resonance imaging utilizes view angle tilting to correct for in-plane distortions with each RF excitation pulse being followed by a plurality of signal readouts to reduce image blurring.
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    1 votes
    182

    Anergy associated genes

    • Inventor: Greg Ford
    • Associated Inventions: T Cell Anergy Genes
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Isolated nucleic acid compositions and sequences of anergy associated genes are provided, including the novel GRAIL gene.
    6.00
    2 votes
    183

    Biologically inspired climbing device

    • Inventor: Alan Asbeck
    • Associated Inventions: Microspine Wall-Climbing Robot (SpinyBot)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A biologically inspired climbing device with toes and spines is provided.
    6.00
    2 votes
    184

    Joint reduction of NEXT and FEXT in xDSL systems

    • Inventor: Kazutomo Hasegawa
    • Associated Inventions: The NEXT Canceling Algorithm for DSL
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods, apparatus, techniques and computer program products for joint reduction of crosstalk in a synchronized, time division duplexed DSL systems use sequential removal of NEXT interference followed by removal of FEXT interference from a received DSL signal.
    6.00
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    185

    Method to track three-dimensional target motion with a dynamical multi-leaf collimator

    • Inventor: Paul J. Keall
    • Associated Inventions: A method to track 3D target motion with a dynamic multileaf collimator
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method of continuous real-time monitoring and positioning of multi-leaf collimators during on and off radiation exposure conditions of radiation therapy to account for target motion relative to a radiation beam is provided.
    6.00
    2 votes
    186

    Nitroreductase enzymes

    • Inventor: David F Ackerley
    • Associated Inventions: Improved Enzymes for Reductive Prodrug Cancer Chemotherapy
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Compositions and methods are provided for the treatment of cancer..
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    2 votes
    187
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    188

    Substrates comprising polynucleotide microarrays

    • Inventor: Patrick Brown
    • Associated Inventions: Stanford Microarray Technology
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method of determining the relative amounts of individual polynucleotides in a complex mixture of different-sequence polynucleotides is disclosed.
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    189
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    190

    GPS control of a tractor-towed implement

    • Inventor: David M. Bevly
    • Associated Inventions: Carrier-Phase Differential GPS for Control of a Tractor
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A control system controls a work vehicle towing a towed implement.
    5.50
    2 votes
    191

    High regression rate hybrid rocket propellants

    • Inventor: Arif Karabeyoglu
    • Associated Inventions: High Regression Rate Hybrid Rocket Fuels
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    This invention comprises a new process for developing high regression rate propellants for application to hybrid rockets and solid fuel ramjets.
    5.50
    2 votes
    192

    Image data navigation method and apparatus

    • Inventor: Yaseen Samara
    • Associated Inventions: Image Data Navigation Method and Apparatus
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A technique is provided for generating scout or navigational images based upon a series of related images.
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    2 votes
    193
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    194

    Multi-ring resonator system and method

    • Inventor: Zhiyu Pan
    • Associated Inventions: Breathe Mode (BM) Ring Resonator
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A system and method are provided which includes ring resonator structures coupled together with beam structure(s).
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    2 votes
    195

    P30 peptides of Toxoplasma gondii

    • Inventor: John C. Boothroyd
    • Associated Inventions: Characterization of the Major Surface Antigen Gene of Toxoplasma
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Genetic material encoding p30 and B1 peptides of Toxoplasma gondii has been isolated and characterized.
    5.50
    2 votes
    196

    Crystal structure of SNAP-25 in complex with botulinum neurotoxin and uses thereof

    • Inventor: Mark A. Breidenbach
    • Associated Inventions: Exosite-based Rational Design of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A Inhibitors
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides a crystallized form of the E223Q Y365F mutant of the light chain of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A (BoNT/A) protein as well as the atomic structure of this mutant protein.
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    197

    Electronic still camera

    • Inventor: Steven Sasson
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Electronic imaging apparatus, preferably an electronic still camera, employs an inexpensive informationrecording medium such as audio-grade magnetic tape for "capturing" scene images. The camera includes a charge coupled device comprised of an array of photosensitive elements which form a charge pattern corresponding to an optical image projected onto the elements during an exposure interval. A charge transfer circuit converts the charge pattern into a high frequency pulsed electrical signal immediately following the exposure interval to remove the charge from the device in a short period of time to maintain unwanted "dark current" at a low level. Each pulse represents the image-forming light projected onto a particular photosensitive element. A high speed analog-to-digital converter converts these pulses to multi-bit digital words in real time. A digital buffer memory temporarily stores these words, then retransmits them at a rate that is compatible for recording on the audio-grade tape. The image can be displayed on a conventional television receiver by reading the recorded words from the tape and converting them to a format compatible with the signal-receiving circuitry of the television.
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    Two-reporter FACS analysis of mammalian cells using green fluorescent proteins

    • Inventor: Michael Anderson
    • Associated Inventions: Simultaneous FACS Analysis of Two Distinct Engineered GFP Which Differ Only in Their Maximal Excitation Wavelengths
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Two spectrally distinguishable GFPs are used as reporters in mammalian cells to simultaneously and independently analyze the expressions of two transcriptional elements.
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    202

    Microfabricated apertures for supporting bilayer lipid membranes

    • Inventor: David M. Bloom
    • Associated Inventions: Novel Lipid Bilayer Synthesis Method for the Functional Analysis of Membrane-Bound Proteins
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention provides microfabricated silicon substrates and devices having extremely small apertures (termed "nanoapertures") and methods for producing such nanoapertures.
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    204

    Drying an ultracapacitor

    • Inventor: Wei Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A multilayer cell is provided that comprises two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the current collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying pores in the electrodes and separator.
    4.50
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    205

    Method of control leukocyte extravasation

    • Inventor: Eugene C. Butcher
    • Associated Inventions: Endothelial Molecules and the Control of Leukocyte Extravasation
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods and compositions are described for modulating trafficking of leukocytes to endothelial cells involving the binding of homing receptors and addressins.
    4.50
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    206

    Methods for analysis of large sets of multiparameter data

    • Inventor: Mario Roederer
    • Associated Inventions: Methods for Representation and Application of Complex Analyses on Large Sets of Multiparameter Data
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    This invention relates a series of methods for the visual representation and subsequent application of analyses on complex data sets.
    4.50
    2 votes
    207
    Stencil duplicator

    Stencil duplicator

    • Inventor: Thomas Edison
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The stencil duplicator or mimeograph machine (often abbreviated to mimeo) is a low-cost printing press that works by forcing ink through a stencil onto paper. The mimeograph process should not be confused with the spirit duplicator process. Mimeographs, along with spirit duplicators and hectographs, were a common technology in printing small quantities, as in office work, classroom materials, and church bulletins. Early fanzines were printed in this technology, because it was widespread and cheap. In the late 1960s, mimeographs, spirit duplicators, and hectographs were gradually displaced by photocopying and offset printing. Thomas Edison received US patent 180,857 for "Autographic Printing" on August 8, 1870. The patent covered the electric pen, used for making the stencil, and the flatbed duplicating press. In 1880 Edison obtained a further patent, US 224,665: "Method of Preparing Autographic Stencils for Printing", which covered the making of stencils using a file plate, a grooved metal plate on which the stencil was placed which perforated the stencil when written on with a blunt metal stylus. The word "mimeograph" was first used by Albert Blake Dick when he licensed Edison's
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    210

    Binary translation using peephole translation rules

    • Inventor: Sorav Bansal
    • Associated Inventions: Binary Translation Using Peephole Superoptimizers
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An efficient binary translator uses peephole translation rules to directly translate executable code from one instruction set to another.
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    212

    Integrated fastener-sensor arrangement

    • Inventor: Alexi S. Rakow
    • Associated Inventions: Structural Health Monitoring Fastener
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Characteristics of a multi-layer structure are detected, such as for detecting mechanical and/or corrosive damage of the multi-layer structure.
    5.00
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    213

    Method and apparatus for vehicle control, navigation and positioning

    • Inventor: Andrew K. Rekow
    • Associated Inventions: Formation Driving of Agricultural Vehicles Using The Global Positioning System
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for providing navigation and positioning for at least one or more slave vehicles, wherein the slave vehicles provide their own navigation based on a location of a master vehicle.
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    Method of making an ultracapacitor electrode

    • Inventor: Wei Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A paste of organic solvent with dissolved organic salt and active carbon is formed and a uniform film of the paste is applied onto a substrate by casting the paste into a clearance between a knife blade and the substrate.
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    218

    Modulation of T cell signaling threshold and T cell sensitivity to antigens

    • Inventor: Qi-Jing Li
    • Associated Inventions: microRNA Lowers T Cell Signaling Threshold
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a diverse and abundant class of .about.22-nucleotide (nt) endogenous regulatory RNAs that play a variety of roles in animal cells by controlling gene expression at the posttranscriptional level.
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    219
    Multidimensional digital waveguide signal synthesis system and method

    Multidimensional digital waveguide signal synthesis system and method

    • Inventor: Scott Van Duyne
    • Associated Inventions: Digital Waveguide Mesh
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The Digital Waveguide Mesh extends Karplus-Strong models of strings and Digital Waveguide models of strings and acoustic tubes into the multi-dimensional cases by creating a scattering mesh. The design comprises bidirectional delay lines and "scattering junctions" to model wave propagation in 2- and 3-dimensional medias. In its most basic form it is bidirectional unit delays and 4-way no-multiply junction computations to model wave propagation in a membrane. It is based on a demonstrated mathematical equivalence under certain conditions of modeling of transmission line scattering as digital waveguides and partial finite difference schemes for 2 and 3d wave propagation.
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    220

    MxA as an antiviral drug and as a target for identification of antiviral drugs for DNA virus infections

    • Inventor: Chia-Chi Ku
    • Associated Inventions: Novel Mechanism of Immune Evasion as Potential Target for Antiviral Drugs
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention features methods and compositions for use in a screening assay to identify agents having antiviral activity against a DNA virus by assessing the effect of a candidate agent upon alternative splicing of MxA, or by assessing the effect of a candidate agent on production of a variant form of MxA protein.
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    221

    Homodyne reconstruction of water and fat images based on iterative decomposition of MRI signals

    • Inventor: Scott B Reeder
    • Associated Inventions: "IDEAL" MRI: Homodyne Reconstruction with Dixon Fat-Water Separation
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Homodyne image reconstruction is combined with an iterative decomposition of water and fat from MR signals obtained from a partial k-space signal acquisition in order to maximize the resolution of calculated water and fat images.
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    2 votes
    222

    MRI method apparatus for imaging a field of view which is larger than a magnetic field

    • Inventor: Norbert J. Pelc
    • Associated Inventions: MRI with Table Motion and Coil Array
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    In a magnetic resonance imaging system, an extended field of view through an object is realized with a magnet having a smaller homogeneous field of view by translating the object through the homogeneous field while exciting nuclear spins within the object and detecting MRI signals with a plurality of coils which translate through the homogeneous field with the object.
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    225

    Isolation, growth, differentiation and genetic engineering of human muscle cells

    • Inventor: Helen M. Blau
    • Associated Inventions: Isolation, Growth, Differentiation of Human Muscle Cells
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Myoblasts are produced, conveniently in low or serum-free medium, for use in introduction into a mammalian host, particularly a human host, for treatment of diseases of muscle tissue or acting as carriers for genetic capabilities, particularly correcting a genetic defect or for production of a soluble protein, which may serve in a therapy for the mammalian host.
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    1 votes
    226

    Method for evaluating quality of service of a digital network connection

    • Inventor: Christopher David Chafe
    • Associated Inventions: SoundWIRE: Method for evaluating quality of service of a digital network connection
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A technique for measuring, evaluating, and presenting virtual network connection latency and virtual network connection stability information allows users to easily evaluate the quality of internet connections in real time.
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    231

    Atomic absorption apparatus using a phase-modulated light beam

    • Inventor: Charles H. S. Ahn
    • Associated Inventions: Dual beam atomic absorption spectroscopy for vapor phase manufacturing process control
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    An atomic absorption apparatus using a laser for producing a light beam having a characteristic frequency f, typically ranging from several MHz to several GHz, and a characteristic polarization for measuring the absorption of that light beam by atoms of interest.
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    232

    Bacterial poly(hydroxy alkanoate) polymer and natural fiber composites

    • Inventor: Sarah L. Billington
    • Associated Inventions: Bacterial Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoate (PHA) Polymer and Natural Fiber Composites for Structural Applications
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A biocomposite is produced from natural fiber fabrics embedded in a matrix of biosynthetic polyhydroxy-alkanoate (PHA) polymers.
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    233

    Distributed acoustic reverberation for audio collaboration

    • Inventor: Christopher David Chafe
    • Associated Inventions: Distributed Internet Reverberation for Acoustic Collaboration
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A distributed acoustic reverberator including a network audio connection between at least two separated locations is provided.
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    234

    Double half RF pulses for reduced sensitivity to eddy currents in UTE imaging

    • Inventor: Sonal Josan
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Inverted Double Half RF Pulse for Ultrashort T2 Imaging
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for creating a magnetic resonance image of an object with at least a first species and a second species, wherein the first species has a first T.sub.2 time and the second species has a second T.sub.2 time longer than the first T.sub.2 time is provided.
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    235

    Genes involved in neuropsychiatric disorders

    • Inventor: William E. Bunney
    • Associated Inventions: Genes involved in neuropsychiatric disorder
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The present invention provides methods for diagnosing mental disorders.
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    236

    Inorganic metal chalcogen cluster precursors and methods for forming colloidal metal chalcogenide nanoparticles using the same

    • Inventor: Marissa Caldwell
    • Associated Inventions: Inorganic Metal Chalcogen Cluster Precursors and Methods for Forming Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Nanoparticles Using the Same
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods for forming colloidal metal chalcogenide nanoparticles generally include forming soluble inorganic metal chalcogen cluster precursors, which are then mixed with a surfactant and heated to form the colloidal metal chalcogenide nanoparticles.
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    239

    Methods for making multi-branched polymers

    • Inventor: James L Hedrick
    • Associated Inventions: METHODS FOR MAKING MULTI-BRANCHED POLYMERS
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A method for making a multi-branched polymer includes reacting a first polymeric unit with a functional cyclic compound to form a functional macroinitiator compound with a cyclic moiety.
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    240
    Multidimensional digital waveguide signal synthesis system and method (tetrahedral extension)

    Multidimensional digital waveguide signal synthesis system and method (tetrahedral extension)

    • Inventor: Scott Van Duyne
    • Associated Inventions: Digital Waveguide Mesh
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    This variation on the Digital Waveguide Mesh design comprises bidirectional unit delays and 4-way no-multiply junction computations to model wave propagation in 3D space or homogenous solids. It is based on an equivalence under certain conditions of modeling of transmission line scattering as digital waveguides and partial finite difference schemes for 3d wave propagation.
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    Sealed ultracapacitor

    • Inventor: James Day
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A multilayer cell is provided having two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the current collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying pores in the electrodes and separator.
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    244

    Slice-selective tunable-flip adiabatic low peak power excitation

    • Inventor: Priti Balchandani
    • Associated Inventions: MRI - Slice-selective Tunable AdiaBatic Low peak Power Excitation (STABLE) pulse
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A manifestation of the invention provides a method for slice selective excitation for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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    System and method for performing compound vector operations

    • Inventor: William James Dally
    • Associated Inventions: Compound Vector Operations (MIT Case No. 8110)
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    A processor particularly useful in multimedia applications such as image processing is based on a stream programming model and has a tiered storage architecture to minimize global bandwidth requirements.
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    248

    Target for regulating multiple sclerosis

    • Inventor: Kareem Lemont Graham
    • Associated Inventions: CMKLR1 Targeted Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Methods are provided for decreasing demyelinating inflammatory disease in a subject by inhibiting the activity of chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1).
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    Ultracapacitor electroyte

    • Inventor: Wei Chang
    • Associated Inventions: Ultracapacitor technologies
    • Patent office: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The invention relates to an ultracapacitor and to a method of making an ultracapacitor.
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