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Tissue retractor assembly

Novatract Surgical

Tissue retractor assembly

Method for positioning spacers in pitch multiplication

Micron TechnologyInc

Method for positioning spacers in pitch multiplication

Method for positioning spacers in pitch multiplication

Unist Academy-industry Research

Decay heat removal system with hybrid heat pipe having coolant and neutron absorber for cooling nuclear power plant

Date/App# patent app List of recent Elective-related patents
01/22/15
20150026846
 Variable density scanning patent thumbnailnew patent Variable density scanning
Systems and techniques for varying a scan rate in a measurement instrument. The techniques may be used in scanning probe instruments, including atomic force microscopes (afms) and other scanning probe microscopes, as well as profilometers and confocal optical microscopes.
Oxford Instruments Plc
01/22/15
20150026836
 Sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower plants patent thumbnailnew patent Sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower plants
This invention relates to sunflower lines and hybrids tolerant to sulfonylurea herbicides wherein the tolerance trait is obtained using induced mutagenesis and artificial selection, and to a method for selectively controlling undesired vegetation, including parasitic weeds, by applying sulfonylurea herbicides to sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower crops.. .
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
01/22/15
20150026819
 Selectively allowing reference to object on unlock display screen patent thumbnailnew patent Selectively allowing reference to object on unlock display screen
Methods and devices for selectively allowing a reference to an object to be included on an unlock display screen are described. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented method is described.
Blackberry Limited
01/22/15
20150026734
 Systems and methods for providing custom media content flipping patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for providing custom media content flipping
Systems and methods for providing enhanced channel flipping are disclosed. A user may selectively mark and unmark channels as temporary favorite channels.
Rovi Guides, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026719
 Method and system for managing display of personalized advertisements in a user interface (ui) of an on-screen interactive program guide (ipg) patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for managing display of personalized advertisements in a user interface (ui) of an on-screen interactive program guide (ipg)
A method and system for managing display of personalized advertisements in a user interface (ui) of an on-screen interactive program guide (ipg). The method comprises determining whether a user group of a current primary user matches with at least one of targeted user groups, selectively adding advertisement asset images corresponding to the matched user group into an advertisement bouquet, calculating a number of impressions of each of the advertisement asset images to display to the current primary user on a given day, calculating an advertisement sequence for each of the advertisement asset images to display to the current primary user on the given day, optimizing performance for delivery and display of the advertisement asset images and displaying the advertisement asset images during at least one of organizing, navigating, gifting, downloading and buffering at least one of av and multimedia contents..
01/22/15
20150026710
 Method and device for receiving and providing programs patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for receiving and providing programs
A method for providing programs, the method includes: (i) providing a program multiplex to multiple users device; (ii) considering a removal of at least one program from the multiplex in response to program viewing parameters; (iii) allowing at least one user to respond to a possible removal of the program; and (iv) determining whether to remove the al least one program in response to received user removal responses. A user device that includes a transceiver unit that is connected to a controller, wherein the device is adapted to receive a program multiplex, to receive an indication that at least one program is to be removed from the multiplex, and to selectively transmit a program removal response..
Arris Solutions, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026520
 Debugging circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Debugging circuit
A debugging circuit comprises a debugging interface, a switch unit coupled to the debugging interface, a controller coupled to the switch unit, a platform controller hub (pch), and a central processing unit (cpu). The pch and the cpu are coupled to the switch unit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150026506
 Error detecting  gate driver, display apparatus having the same and  detecting error of gate driver patent thumbnailnew patent Error detecting gate driver, display apparatus having the same and detecting error of gate driver
Exemplary embodiments of present invention relate to an error detecting apparatus for a gate driver improving a reliability of a display apparatus, a display apparatus having the error detecting apparatus, and a method of detecting an error of the gate driver using the error detecting apparatus. An exemplary embodiment discloses an error detecting apparatus including an error detecting part configured to receive a gate signal of a gate driver and determine whether a status of the gate driver is in a normal status or an error status based on the gate signal, a memory configured to store the status of the gate driver, and a signal outputting part configured to selectively output a clock signal and an error signal based on the status of the gate driver stored in the memory..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150026488
 Selectively powering a storage device over a data network patent thumbnailnew patent Selectively powering a storage device over a data network
Methods and structure for selectively powering a storage device over a data network. An exemplary system includes a power module configured to detect power from a host system via a network port.
Lsi Corporation
01/22/15
20150026484
 Smart storage device patent thumbnailnew patent Smart storage device
A smart storage device can have a smart-card portion with access control circuitry and integrated memory, a controller in selective communication with the smart-card portion, and a memory device in communication with the controller. The memory device can be separate from the smart-card portion and can store one or more smart-card applications..
Micron Technology, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026463
new patent

Secure system for allowing the execution of authorized computer program code


Systems and methods for selective authorization of code modules are provided. According to one embodiment, file system or operating system activity relating to a code module is intercepted by a kernel mode driver of a computer system.
Fortinet, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026460
new patent

Systems, methods and media for selective decryption of files containing sensitive data


Systems, methods and media are provided for selective decryption of files. One method includes monitoring a secure file storage area including at least one file using a selective decryption process associated with the secure file storage area.
Appsense Limited
01/22/15
20150026451
new patent

Multiprocessor fabric having configurable communication that is selectively disabled for secure processing


Disabling communication in a multiprocessor fabric. The multiprocessor fabric may include a plurality of processors and a plurality of communication elements and each of the plurality of communication elements may include a memory.
Coherent Logix, Incorporated
01/22/15
20150026435
new patent

Instruction set architecture with extensible register addressing


A method and circuit arrangement selectively source and/or write data from/to extended registers of an extended register file based in part on whether an operand address of an instruction references a primary register of primary register file configured to store a pointer to the extended register. Control logic connected to the primary register file and the extended register file determines whether the operand address references a primary register configured to store a pointer, and responsive to the determination, the control logic causes execution logic to selectively source and/or write data from/to the extended register pointed to by the pointer stored in the referenced primary register..
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026403
new patent

Self-adjusting caching system


An apparatus having a cache and a controller is disclosed. The controller is configured to (i) gather a plurality of statistics corresponding to a plurality of requests made from one or more hosts to access a memory during an interval, (ii) store data of the requests selectively in the cache in response to a plurality of headers and (iii) adjust one or more parameters in the headers in response to the statistics.
Lsi Corporation
01/22/15
20150026283
new patent

Selectively translating portions of electronic messages


A method, system and computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network.
Facebook, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026257
new patent

Music box


Embodiments are provided for a media player. In some embodiments, locally stored media player data is obtained from a first device on at least one of a device setting, a media player setting, and a media player state of a media player module of a web application, the data is stored in a data store of a content management system for a first account, and based on the media player data, locally stored data is selectively synchronized on a second device associated with the first account to provide a continued experience with media on the second device..
Dropbox, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026080
new patent

Methods and title protocol, authentication, and sharing


A title management apparatus resident on a first computer including a memory for storing a control program and data, and a processor for executing the control program and for managing the data. The apparatus includes a title object resident in the memory including a title structure, the title structure further comprising a content element, a set of attributes, and a set of title object security indicia.
Oncircle, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025853
new patent

System and modular design


A system for providing a selectable living area according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to provide a method for allowing a predetermined area within a floor plan to be selectively modified without altering areas of the floor plan outside of the predetermined area. In one embodiment, the system for providing a selectable living area comprises a floor plan having a centric living space absent of configuration details and a set of modular options that are configured to be located within the centric living space to provide a floor plan with complete design features.
Shea Homes Limited Partnership
01/22/15
20150025794
new patent

Goggles for use in water


Goggles for use in water that are configured to guide a person along predetermined courses. The goggles can have a pair of indicators that can be in communication with a microprocessor.
01/22/15
20150025734
new patent

Driver risk assessment system and method employing selectively automatic event scoring


A driver risk assessment system and method employing selectively automatic event scoring. The system and method provides robust and reliable event scoring and reporting, while also optimizing data transmission bandwidth.
Lytx, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025724
new patent

Methods and systems for restarting an engine


Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque output of a motor is controlled to include a reserve torque for starting an engine that may be selectively coupled to the motor.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
01/22/15
20150025717
new patent

Communication system for a rail vehicle and communicating with a rail vehicle


A communication system for a vehicle includes a transceiver assembly, a selection module, and a monitoring module. The transceiver assembly selectively communicates a data signal over a plurality of communication channels.
General Electric Company
01/22/15
20150025674
new patent

Coordinating end effector and vision controls


An apparatus and associated methodology providing a processor-controlled end effector that is selectively moveable according to end effector coordinates. A camera is positioned to detect objects according to camera coordinates that overlap the end effector coordinates.
Seagate Technology Llc
01/22/15
20150025575
new patent

Apparatus and spinal implant and fusion


An apparatus and method of performing a minimally invasive posterior spine fusion. More specifically an apparatus with a handle and a forked head on the distal end of the handle is used to grasp implant material and introduce the material to an implant site.
01/22/15
20150025570
new patent

Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure


An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending therefrom for treating tissue. A longitudinal axis is defined through the shaft.
Covidien Lp
01/22/15
20150025527
new patent

Multi-electrode catheter assemblies for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods


Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to a treatment device having a multi-electrode array configured to be delivered to a renal blood vessel.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.i.
01/22/15
20150025522
new patent

Limited-use surgical devices


A system includes an energy source and a surgical device. The energy source has a receptacle configured to delivery energy to the surgical device through a receptacle.
Covidien Lp
01/22/15
20150025514
new patent

Selective delivery of cryogenic energy to intervertebral disc tissue and related methods of intradiscal hypothermia therapy


The present invention relates to devices and methods for altering the tissue in and around an intervertebral disc through localized hypothermia therapy to restore function of the disc and reduce pain. Hypothermia therapy is defined as the reduction of tissue temperature to below that of the equilibrium temperature.
01/22/15
20150025322
new patent

Tissue retractor assembly


An intracorporeal surgical tissue retractor is provided having an anchor selectively deployable in a first tissue not to be retracted and a grasper selectively deployable on a second tissue to be retracted. A longitudinally selectively movable support is threadable through the anchor and attached at a substantially distal end of the movable support to the grasper.
Novatract Surgical, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025293
new patent

Membrane separation of olefin and paraffin mixtures


A metal exchanged fluorinated ionomer is a copolymer minimally including repeating units of (i) a polymerized derivative of a perfluorinated cyclic or cyclizable monomer and (ii) a strong acid highly fluorinated vinylether compound in which the acid moiety is exchanged with a cation of a group 11 metal. Metal exchanged fluorinated ionomers are readily soluble and can be formed into thin, selectively gas permeable membranes by solution deposition methods.
Cms Technologies Holdings, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025266
new patent

Synthesis of high caloric fuels and chemicals


In one embodiment, the present application discloses methods to selectively synthesize higher alcohols and hydrocarbons useful as fuels and industrial chemicals from syngas and biomass. Ketene and ketonization chemistry along with hydrogenation reactions are used to synthesize fuels and chemicals.
Pioneer Energy, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025238
new patent

Arylalkyl esters of 4-amino-6-(substituted phenyl)-picolinates and 6-amino-2-(substituted phenyl)-pyrimidinecarboxylates and their use as selective herbicides for crops


Arylalkyl esters of 4-aminopicolinic acids and 6-amino-4-pyrimidinecarboxylates are herbicides for control of weeds especially those species common to rice and wheat cropping systems and in pasture management programs.. .
Dow Agrosciences Llc
01/22/15
20150025235
new patent

Benzamide compounds and related methods of use


Benzamide compounds and derivatives thereof, as can be used for selective inhibition of the sirt2 enzyme and/or therapeutic use in the treatment of huntington's disease.. .
The General Hospital Corporation
01/22/15
20150025225
new patent

Monoclonal antibody against el which inhibits enzyme activity of el


Provided is a monoclonal antibody or a fragment thereof that selectively inhibits enzyme activity of el and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same as an active ingredient useful for the treatment of arteriosclerosis or metabolic syndrome.. .
Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150025212
new patent

Novel organometallic catalysts


The present invention refers to novel ruthenium- and osmium-based catalysts for olefin metathesis reactions, particularly to catalysts having stereoselective properties. Z-selectivity is obtained by utilising two mono-anionic ligands of very different steric requirement.
Bergen Teknologioverforing As
01/22/15
20150025199
new patent

Catalyst compositions and their use for hydrogenation of nitrile rubber


This invention relates to novel catalyst compositions based on ruthenium- or osmium-based complex catalysts of the grubbs-hoveyda, grela or zhan type and specific co-catalysts comprising at least one vinyl group, pref. Ethyl vinyl ether, and to a process for selectively hydrogenating nitrile rubbers in the presence of such catalyst compositions, preferably with a preceding metathesis step using the same complex catalyst as in the hydrogenation step..
Lanxess Deutschland Gmbh
01/22/15
20150025083
new patent

Procaspase combination therapy for glioblastoma


The invention provides compositions and methods for the induction of cell death, for example, cancer cell death. Combinations of compounds and related methods of use are disclosed, including the use of compounds in therapy for the treatment of cancer and selective induction of apoptosis in cells.
Vanquish Oncology, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025055
new patent

Mutant-selective egfr inhibitors and uses thereof


The present invention provides compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.. .
Celgene Avilomics Research, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025041
new patent

Antiviral therapies with phospholipase d inhibitors


Disclosed are methods of treating viral infections comprising, in one aspect, administering compounds that are phospholipase d inhibitors. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
Vanderbilt University
01/22/15
20150024972
new patent

Selective nucleic acid amplification from nucleic acid pools


Provided herein are nucleic acids and methods for selectively amplifying in parallel tens of thousands of high quality oligonucleotides without common sequences. The resultant oligonucleotides can be used for a variety of purposes and applications including but not limited to dna nano structure synthesis..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College
01/22/15
20150024940
new patent

Herbicidal composition comprising uracil compound as active ingredient


The present invention relates to a herbicidal composition comprising, as active ingredients, a herbicidally active compound and an uracil compound or an agrochemically acceptable salt thereof. The herbicidal composition has excellent effects not only on selective control of monocotyledonous or dicotyledonous weeds in useful crop plants, but also on control of monocotyledonous or dicotyledonous weeds in semi-selective or non-selective areas..
Dongbu Farm Hannong Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024931
new patent

Nucleophilic porous carbon materials for reversible co2 capture


In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of capturing co2 from an environment by associating the environment (e.g., a pressurized environment) with a porous carbon material that comprises a plurality of pores and a plurality of nucleophilic moieties. In some embodiments, the associating results in sorption of co2 to the porous carbon materials.
William Marsh Rice University
01/22/15
20150024918
new patent

Station of application of segments of opening/closing strip on plastic web films suitable to form bags


A station (s) of application of segments of opening/closing strip on plastic web films suitable to form bags, comprising punching means (u14, u22) of predefined areas of the plastic film for the access to areas of the segments through the film, and welding means (u15, u23) of the strip segments at intervals on the plastic film, wherein the punching means (u14, u22) and the welding means (u15, u23) are positioned along the flow path of the film to act in sequence on the same area in order to, respectively, punch the film and weld the segments in the predetermined points of the plastic film. In particular, the station (s) comprises two operating units (u1, u11; u2, u21), suitable to cooperate from opposite sides with the plastic film, each of which provided with the punching means (u14, u22) and the welding means (u15, u23), angularly staggered with respect to the punching means (u14, u22), and operatively connected with translation means (u31) that move at least one of the operating units (u1, u11; u2, u21) to bring them closer and separated, allowing the execution of the punching of the plastic film by the punching means (u14, u22) and the welding of the strip segment in the punched area of the plastic film, and with motorization means (u12, u21) that rotate the operating units (u1, u11; u2, u21) around longitudinal axes for selectively and alternately arranging the welding means (u15, u23) and the punching means (u14, u22) facing to the plastic film..
Sales S.p.a.
01/22/15
20150024912
new patent

Omnidirectional exercise device and system


An omnidirectional exercise device including a platform having a top surface and a bottom surface with the top surface extending generally in a first plane. At least one omnidirectional movement assembly is secured relative to the bottom surface such that the platform is supported for omnidirectional movement.
01/22/15
20150024903
new patent

Double clutch system for hybrid electric vehicle


A double clutch system may include a connecting shaft that is continuously connected to a motor/generator and is selectively connected to an engine and may transmit torque transmitted to the connecting shaft selectively to two input shafts.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
01/22/15
20150024894
new patent

Power transmission system of hybrid electric vehicle


A power transmission system of a hybrid electric vehicle may include an input shaft, an output shaft, a first planetary gear set including a first rotation element directly connected to a first motor/generator, a second rotation element connected to the output shaft through an externally-meshed gear and a third rotation element directly connected to the input shaft, a second planetary gear set including a fourth rotation element directly connected to a second motor/generator, a fifth rotation element connected to the output shaft through an externally-meshed gear and a sixth rotation element selectively connected to a transmission housing and selectively connected to the first rotation element, transfer gears forming the externally-meshed gears, and frictional elements selectively connecting two rotation elements of the second planetary gear set, selectively connecting the first rotation element to the sixth rotation element, or selectively connecting the sixth rotation element to the transmission housing.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
01/22/15
20150024893
new patent

Power transmission system of hybrid electric vehicle


A power transmission system of a hybrid electric vehicle may include an input shaft receiving torque of an engine, an output gear, a first planetary gear set disposed on the input shaft and including a first rotation element connected to a first motor/generator, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element connected to the input shaft, a second planetary gear set disposed on the input shaft and including a fourth rotation element connected to a second motor/generator, a fifth rotation element directly connected to the second rotation element and to the output gear, and a sixth rotation element selectively connected to a transmission housing and selectively connected to the first rotation element, and frictional elements selectively connecting two rotation elements of the second planetary gear set, selectively connecting the first rotation element to the sixth rotation element, or selectively connecting the sixth rotation element to the transmission housing.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
01/22/15
20150024777
new patent

Selected acknowledgment positioning optimizations


A location server, such as a serving mobile location center (smlc) or e-smlc and mobile terminal selectively implement the reliable transport mechanism used in, e.g., lpp or lppe protocols, thereby decreasing unnecessary delays. The reliable transport mechanism may be selectively implemented by not requiring an acknowledgement for specific messages, such as an unsolicited assistance data message.
Qualcomm Incorporated
01/22/15
20150024714
new patent

Prevention of eavesdropping type of attack in hybrid communication system


Techniques are disclosed for use in securing communications in environments comprising hybrid communication systems. For example, a method comprises, in a hybrid communication system wherein at least one computing device is configured to selectively operate in a first communication mode or a second communication mode, preventing the at least one computing device from completing an attachment process in the first communication mode when it is determined that authentication data being used to authenticate the at least one computing device in the first communication mode was generated for an authentication process in the second communication mode..
Alcatel-lucent
01/22/15
20150024693
new patent

Structure, device radio frequency (rf) reliability


Disclosed are test structures for radio frequency (rf) power stress and characterization. Each test structure incorporates a single device and is selectively operated in either a stress mode, during which the device is stressed under rf power, or in an analysis mode, during which the impact of the applied stress on the performance of the device is characterized.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150024668
new patent

Coin dispensing apparatus


A coin dispensing apparatus prevents excessive dispensing of coins without abruptly stopping a rotary disk. A movable guide member is provided in a carrying path of coins to be selectively located at a guiding position where the coins are guided toward a dispensing opening or a non-guiding position where the coins are not guided toward the dispensing opening.
Asahi Seiko Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024654
new patent

Assembly and toy to be assembled using same


The present invention relates to an assembly (100) for selectively coupling the portions between the parts of a toy configured of a plurality of parts which are coupled to one another. The present invention comprises: a housing (110) defining an installation space (s) therein; and a coupling block (130) rotatably inserted in the installation space (s), and having a plurality of cantilever-shaped coupling pieces (140), at least a portion of which project outward from the installation space (s), wherein a coupling head (145) is disposed to project at one end of each of the coupling pieces (140) to thereby reduce the space between two adjacent coupling pieces (140).
Yong-hwan Kim
01/22/15
20150024617
new patent

Connector


A connector is connectable with a sheet-like or plate-like object having an end. The connector comprises a base member, a contact and an actuator.
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
01/22/15
20150024602
new patent

Method for positioning spacers in pitch multiplication


Multiple pitch-multiplied spacers are used to form mask patterns having features with exceptionally small critical dimensions. One of each pair of spacers formed mandrels is removed and alternating layers, formed of two mutually selectively etchable materials, are deposited around the remaining spacers.
Micron Technology, Inc
01/22/15
20150024601
new patent

Method of manufacturing si-based high-mobility group iii-v/ge channel cmos


A method can include: growing a ge layer on a si substrate; growing a low-temperature nucleation gaas layer, a high-temperature gaas layer, a semi-insulating ingap layer and a gaas cap layer sequentially on the ge layer after a first annealing, forming a sample; polishing the sample's gaas cap layer, and growing an nmosfet structure after a second annealing on the sample; performing selective icp etching on a surface of the nmosfet structure to form a groove, and growing a sio2 layer in the groove and the surface of the nmosfet structure using pecvd; performing the icp etching again to etch the sio2 layer till the ge layer, forming a trench; cleaning the sample and growing a ge nucleation layer and a ge top layer in the trench by uhvcvd; polishing the ge top layer and removing a part of the sio2 layer on the nmosfet structure; performing a cmos process.. .
Institute Of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
01/22/15
20150024568
new patent

Spacer replacement for replacement metal gate semiconductor devices


A method comprising steps of removing a first dielectric material, including a hard mask layer and one or more spacer material layers, from a semiconductor device having a sacrificial gate whose sidewalls being covered by said spacer material layers, and a raised source and a raised drain region with both, together with said sacrificial gate, being covered by said hard mask layer, wherein the removing is selective to the sacrificial gate, raised source region and raised drain region and creates a void between each of the raised source region, raised drain region and sacrificial gate. The method includes depositing a conformal layer of a second dielectric material to the semiconductor device, wherein the second material conforms in a uniform layer to the raised source region, raised drain region and sacrificial gate, and fills the void between each of the raised source region, raised drain region and sacrificial gate..
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150024518
new patent

Method of forming a selectively adjustable gate structure


The present disclosure relates to a method of forming a gate structure that can be selectively adjusted to reduce critical-dimension (cd) variations. In some embodiments, the method is performed by forming a gate structure having a first length over a semiconductor substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024512
new patent

Method for selectively quantifying a-beta aggregates


The invention relates to methods for selectively quantifying a-beta aggregates, comprising the immobilization of anti-a-beta antibodies on a substrate, application of the sample to be tested onto the substrate, addition of probes labeled for detection, which mark these by specific binding to a-beta aggregates and detection of the marked aggregates.. .
Forschungszentrum Juelich Gmbh
01/22/15
20150024511
new patent

Functionalized lipid modification of solid phase surfaces for use in chromatography


A solid phase for use in separation has been modified using an aqueous phase adsorption of a headgroup-modified lipid to generate analyte specific surfaces for use as a stationary phase in separations such as high performance liquid chromatography (hplc) or solid phase extraction (spe). The aliphatic moiety of the lipid adsorbs strongly to a hydrophobic solid surface, with the hydrophilic and active headgroups orienting themselves toward the more polar mobile phase, thus allowing for interactions with the desired solutes.
Clemson University
01/22/15
20150024415
new patent

Detection and quantification of analytes based on signal induced by alkaline phosphate


A general methodology for highly sensitive and selective sensors that can achieve portable, low-cost and quantitative detection of a broad range of targets using only a personal glucose meter (pgm) is disclosed. The method and sensors take advantage of the ability of alkaline phosphatase (alp) to convert glucose-1-phosphate to glucose, and the ability of pgms to detect the generated glucose.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
01/22/15
20150024399
new patent

Molecular diagnosis and typing of lung cancer variants


Compositions and methods useful in determining the major morphological types of lung cancer are provided. The methods include detecting expression of at least one gene or biomarker in a sample.
University Of Utah Research Foundation
01/22/15
20150024376
new patent

Trap and flow system and process for capture of target analytes


A magnetizable trap and flow system and process are detailed that uniformly disperse paramagnetic or superparamagnetic analyte capture beads within a scaffold of magnetizable beads or other magnetizable materials in a capture zone that provides selective capture of target analytes. A magnet placed or energized in proximity to the trap may magnetize the magnetizable scaffold and secure the paramagnetic or superparamagnetic analyte capture beads in their uniformly dispersed state within the magnetizable scaffold to provide selective capture of target analytes..
Battelle Memorial Institute
01/22/15
20150024363
new patent

Wearable partial task surgical simulator


A wearable device for simulating wounds and injuries received during a trauma event includes a raiment and vest for covering the torso of a person. The raiment has an outer surface with a color and a texture comparable to human skin.
01/22/15
20150024334
new patent

Rapid palatal expander


Rapid palatal expander which comprises an actuator element (2) provided with a drive head (3) and two sterns (4) with opposite threads, as well as a first and a second main body (5, 6) provided with aligned female threads (7, 8), each, engaged by a threaded stern (4) of the actuator element (2). Guide means (9) are provided for guiding the simultaneous movement of the main bodies (5, 6) along the longitudinal extension direction y of the actuator element (2) following the rotation of the drive head (2) and anti-rotation means for preventing the rotation of the drive head (3) in the second rotation sense opposite the first rotation sense to close the expander (1).
Visottica Industrie S.p.a
01/22/15
20150024240
new patent

Exchangeable energy storage device


The invention relates to an energy storage device (1) having storage modules (3) which are connected in series in a supply section and which in each case comprises an energy storage cell module (5) having at least one energy storage cell (5a, 5k) and a coupling device (7) having coupling elements (7a, 7b, 7c, 7d) which are designed selectively to switch the energy storage cell module (5) into the supply section or to bridge said energy storage cell module. The energy storage cells or the energy storage cell modules can be exchanged..
Robert Bosch Gmbh
01/22/15
20150024147
new patent

Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition apparatus and manufacturing display apparatus using the same


A plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (“pecvd”) apparatus includes: an ejecting unit which is configured to eject a gas toward a substrate onto which the gas is deposited; a lift which is configured to support and selectively raise or lower a mask unit in which is defined a pattern through which the gas ejected from the ejecting unit passes towards the substrate; and a susceptor into which a portion of the lift is inserted, and which is configured to linearly move the substrate. A temperature of the lift is variable..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024065
new patent

Treatment of retroviral reservoirs exploiting oxidative stress


Activation of hiv-1 replication causes oxidative stress, which in turn potentiates hiv-1 replication. The common basis for the compounds of the present invention is: a) the capacity of reactivating hiv-1 from latency, and b) the ability to counteract the cellular machinery which activates in order to limit the effects of oxidative stress.
Istituto Superiore Di Sanita
01/22/15
20150024017
new patent

Compositions and methods for cell killing


A solid buffer including one or more ion exchange materials, wherein said solid buffer has a volumetric buffering capacity greater than about 20 mm h+/(l·ph unit) and further wherein, when said material is in an environment capable of transporting h+ ions, said solid buffer is adapted to cause the death of at least one target cell within or in contact with said environment. A selectively permeable barrier layer may be provided covering the solid buffer..
Oplon Pure Science, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023988
new patent

Potent and selective inhibitors of nav1.7


Disclosed is a composition of matter comprising an isolated polypeptide, which is a peripherally-restricted nav1.7 inhibitor. In some disclosed embodiments, the isolated polypeptide is an inhibitor of nav1.7.
Amgen Inc.
01/22/15
20150023952
new patent

Anti-addl monoclonal antibody and uses thereof


The present invention relates to antibodies that bind amyloid β-derived diffusible ligands, also known as addls. The antibodies of the invention are selective for addls, can penetrate the brain, and are useful in methods of detecting addls and diagnosing alzheimer's disease.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
01/22/15
20150023874
new patent

Folate receptor alpha binding ligands


The invention described herein pertains to targeted drug delivery conjugates comprising folate receptor α (fr-α) selective binding ligands and methods for diagnosing, monitoring, and eliminating pathological cells that express fr-α.. .
Purdue Research Foundation
01/22/15
20150023854
new patent

Exhaust gas post-processing apparatus and control method thereof


The present disclosure relates to an exhaust gas post-processing apparatus, and more particularly, to an exhaust gas post-processing apparatus and a control method thereof which reduce emission of nitrogen oxide (nox) by bypassing high-temperature exhaust gas to a front end of a selective catalytic reduction. Accordingly, some embodiments of the present disclosure have been made to solve one or more of the aforementioned problems, and some embodiments of the present disclosure increase a reducing rate of nitrogen oxide by controlling a flow of exhaust gas by changing a structure of an exhaust pipe.
Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023846
new patent

Hydrogen generator


A hydrogen generator and a fuel cell system including a fuel cell battery and the hydrogen generator. The hydrogen generator includes a cartridge, a housing with a cavity to removably contain the cartridge, and an initiation system.
Intelligent Energy Inc.
01/22/15
20150023844
new patent

Siloxane filter in an exhaust aftertreatment system


An exhaust aftertreatment system for an engine is provided. The exhaust aftertreatment system includes an exhaust duct, at least one of a diesel particulate filter and a diesel oxidation catalyst, a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst, and at least one siloxane filter.
Caterpillar Inc.
01/22/15
20150023843
new patent

Reductant supply system


An aftertreatment system is disclosed. The aftertreatment system includes an exhaust conduit and a selective catalytic reduction module.
Caterpillar Inc.
01/22/15
20150023729
new patent

Office furniture system


An office furniture system for use in an open plan office environment, the furniture system configured as a “hybrid” system including features of both traditional partition systems and contemporary desking or benching systems. In one configuration, one or more work surfaces each include an electronic services bracket mounted beneath the rear edge(s) thereof, and access covers for providing selective access to electronic service modules mounted to the bracket and disposed within a raceway space beneath the rear edges of the work surfaces.
Kimball International, Inc.
01/22/15
20150023721
new patent

Applicator for a fluid product such as a cosmetic product


An applicator for a fluid product is provided that offers a thermal effect by creating a cold sensation upon application to a surface. The applicator comprises a reservoir containing a fluid product; an end-piece with a dispensing face having an orifice for dispensing the fluid product onto the surface to be treated; and a thermal storage end-piece that includes an application face.
Alkos Developpement
01/22/15
20150023695
new patent

Developing apparatus having pushing unit and image forming apparatus having the same


A developing apparatus includes a developing unit having a developing member, a photosensitive unit hinge-connected to the developing unit and having an image carrier, and a pushing unit disposed below the photosensitive unit and configured to selectively push a lower portion of the developing unit, wherein the pushing unit includes a pushing member disposed to move linearly in a base and having an end configured to be in contact with the lower portion of the developing unit, a link member having a first end connected to the pushing member, a crank arm rotatably connected to a second end of the link member, an elastic member disposed on the link member and that elastically supports the pushing member, and a rotation shaft rotatably disposed in the base and connected to the crank arm.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023669
new patent

Techniques for low power visual light communication


Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for reducing the consumption of electric power in decoding vlc frame patterns by selectively decoding data patterns based on an analysis of marker patterns. A device to receive data in visual light communications includes a processor component; and a decoding component for execution by the processor component to analyze a marker pattern of a frame pattern in a captured image to determine whether the frame pattern is a useful frame pattern, and to selectively decode a data pattern of the frame pattern to retrieve a packet of data based on the analysis.
01/22/15
20150023662
new patent

Wavelength selective switch and manufacturing same


An light input/output unit has at least three first ports, including a first input port for inputting light and a first output port for outputting light; at least three second ports, including a second input port for inputting light and a second output port for outputting light; and an alignment port for inputting and outputting alignment light. An optical axis of the input/output light of the first port and an optical axis of the input/output light of the second port differ from each other.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023461
new patent

Decay heat removal system with hybrid heat pipe having coolant and neutron absorber for cooling nuclear power plant


Disclosed is a decay heat removal system for cooling the decay heat of a reactor core and the spent fuel. The decay heat removal system including: a first heat pipe which is placed in an upper plenum of the reactor vessel and arranged in upward and downward directions corresponding to a position of an insertion hole formed on a top of the nuclear fuel assemblies; a control rod drive mechanism which is connected to an upper portion of the first heat pipe and drives the first heat pipe to move up and down so that the first heat pipe can be selectively inserted in a control rod insertion hole of the reactor core arranged in the nuclear reactor vessel; and a second heat pipe which is coupled to and in close contact with a bottom surface of the reactor vessel and removes the decay heat generated in the reactor core..
Unist Academy-industry Research Corporation
01/22/15
20150023428
new patent

Method and device for encoding/decoding video signals using base layer


The present invention relates to encoding and decoding a video signal by motion compensated temporal filtering. In one embodiment, a first sequence of frames are decoded by inverse motion compensated temporal filtering by selectively adding to a first image block in the first sequence image information, the image information being based on at least one of (1) a second image block from the first sequence and (2) a third image block from an auxiliary sequence of frames..
Lg Electronics Inc.
01/22/15
20150023383
new patent

Cylindrical combustion tube and mounting assembly


A combustion tube mounting system releasably mounts a combustion tube to an aperture in the floor of a furnace housing. The combustion tube has a base assembly with a cam and can be manually or automatically unlocked by cam pins in the floor for selectively engaging the cam for lowering the combustion tube from the floor of the furnace.
Leco Corporation
01/22/15
20150023382
new patent

Tunable dbr laser and a operating a tunable dbr laser


A tunable dbr laser including: an amplifier section, a part-reflecting optical output, a connection section connected to the amplifier section, and at least two wavelength-selective reflectors optically coupled to the amplifier section via the connection section. The connection section includes at least one mmi coupler and several waveguides, so that different optical paths lead from the amplifier section to the wavelength-selective reflectors and each of the different optical paths leads through the at least one mmi coupler and through one of the waveguides.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
01/22/15
20150023337
new patent

Device, system and selectively aborting reception of wireless communication packets


Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of selectively aborting reception of wireless communication packets. For example, a receiver may at least partially process a portion of a wireless communication packet, to determine based on the portion of the communication packet whether the packet is intended to be received by the receiver and, if the packet is not intended to be received by the receiver, to abort processing of a remainder of the communication packet by one or more components of a physical layer of the receiver.
Intel Corporation
01/22/15
20150023328
new patent

Oam and time slot control in a deterministic arc chain topology network


In one embodiment, a network of nodes is configured to communicate according to a configuration of available routing construct (arc) chains as well as monitoring communication in the network, and/or selectively controls whether or not provisioned particular links will be used. One embodiment colors nodes of the network (e.g., a wireless deterministic network) along different paths through the network and marks packets with the color of each traversed node to track a path taken by a packet.
Cisco Technology, Inc., A Corporation Of California
01/22/15
20150023137
new patent

System and using controlled vibrations for borehole communications


A system for producing controlled vibrations within a borehole comprises a vibration mechanism an impact to produce a plurality of vibration beats. The vibration mechanism is located substantially near a bottom hole assembly within the borehole.
Hunt Advanced Drilling Technologies, L.l.c.
01/22/15
20150023112
new patent

Integrated circuit and data input method


An integrated circuit includes a data input such as a data pad for receiving an external data signal input and an on-die termination (odt) information input for receiving odt information from an external device. An odt circuit selectively couples a termination resistor to the data pad based on the odt information.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023087
new patent

Semiconductor memory


A semiconductor memory includes a memory cell array having a plurality of memory cells, a plurality of bit line pairs which are disposed corresponding to respective columns of the memory cell array, and a sense amplifiers which are disposed in plurality corresponding to the plurality of bit line pairs for amplifying a potential difference between the bit line pair, in which the sense amplifier has precharging transistors each having a diffusion layer and precharging the bit line pair, and switching transistors having a diffusion layer formed integrally with the diffusion layer of the precharging transistors for selectively connecting the plurality of bit line pairs to a common bus line.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation
01/22/15
20150023035
new patent

Lane guide device for a driver of an automobile


An automotive safety device, specifically, an automobile safety device that assists drivers to remain in their proper driving lane when driving a moving vehicle. One embodiment of the present invention can include a flat planar body member, a plurality of light emitting members connected to the planar body member, wherein the light emitting members are configured in a predetermined arrangement, a power source electronically connected to the light emitting members, and a selectively engageable dimmer switch electronically connected to the power source and the light emitting members.


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