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  • Timing control for paired plasticity 

    Kilgard, Michael P.; Cauller, Larry; Engineer, Navzer Dara; McIntyre, Christa; Rosellini, Will (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-07-16)
    Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies, rehabilitation and performance ...
  • Micro-RNAs that control myosin expression and myofiber identity 

    Olson, Eric S.; van Rooij, Eva (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-07-09)
    The present invention relates to the identification of two microRNAs, miR-499 and miR-208b, that repress fast skeletal muscle contractile protein genes. Expression of miR-499 and/or miR-208b can be used to repress fast ...
  • Micro-RNA family that modulates fibrosis and uses thereof 

    Olson, Eric S.; van Rooij, Eva (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-05-14)
    The present invention relates to the identification of a microRNA family, designated miR-29a-c, that is a key regulator of fibrosis in cardiac tissue. The inventors show that members of the miR-29 family are down-regulated ...
  • Electronic textiles with electronic devices on ribbons 

    Gnade, Bruce E. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-03-26)
    Ribbons containing e.g. inorganic NMOS devices are assembled in electrical contact with ribbons containing e.g. PMOS devices (preferably organic) to enable flexible electronic textile circuits to be inexpensive and practical ...
  • Apparatus and method for tracking movement of a target 

    White, Keith D.; MacFarlane, Duncan Leo; Briggs, Richard W.; Zaremba, Andrei A. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-03-05)
    The present invention discloses an apparatus and method to track the movement of a target. One embodiment tracks the movement of the patient during medical imaging scanning using optical technology. Optical systems record ...
  • Molecular recognition of materials 

    Belcher, Angela M. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013-02-12)
    The present invention includes methods for selective binding of inorganic materials and the compositions that made up of the selecting agent and the target materials. One form of the present invention is a method for ...
  • Method of treating endothelial dysfunction comprising administration of a thrombin peptide derivative 

    Carney, Darrell H.; Olszewska-Pazdrak, Barbara; Fossum, Theresa W. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-12-18)
    Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with a number of diseases and disorders. Agonists of the non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor can be used in methods to treat ED or ED-related diseases and disorders.
  • Systems and methods for altering visual acuity 

    Milner, Thomas E.; Welch, Ashley J.; Vincelette, Rebecca L.; Rylander, Henry Grady, III (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-09-18)
    Provided are systems operable to effect a temporary change in a modulation transfer function (MTF) of a target imaging system. The systems include a light source operable to produce light for transient propagation onto at ...
  • Process and apparatus for microCT imaging of ex vivo specimens 

    Keller, Charles W.; Bahadur, Ali N. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-05-29)
    Processes for producing a microCT image for virtual histology using x-ray microscopic computed tomography are described along with processes for rapid and inexpensive high-throughput methods of high resolution imaging for ...
  • Post-processing treatment of conductive polymers to enhance electrical conductivity 

    Yoo, Joungeun; Loo, Yueh-Lin; Lee, Kwang Seok (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-01-10)
    A method for enhancing electrical conductivity of a film which includes at least one conductive polymer. The method includes providing the film comprising the at least one conductive polymer and at least one polymer acid, ...
  • Effective hormonal peptides: D-3-Pal.sup.6 -LHRH 

    Folkers, Karl A.; Bowers, Cyril Y.; Jie-Cheng, Xu (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1987-02-10)
    Two sets of hormonal peptides are synthesized which are super agonists of the luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH). Chronic administration results in the inhibition of LHRH which is responsible for stimulating cell ...
  • Branch prediction apparatus, systems, and methods 

    Li, Tao; John, Lizy K. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011-10-18)
    An apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to predict a branch within a first operating context, such as a user context, using a first strategy; and to predict a branch within a second operating ...
  • Method for predicting the formation of silicon nanocrystals in embedded oxide matrices 

    Hwang, Gyeong S.; Yu, Decai (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011-10-11)
    A method for predicting the formation of silicon nanocrystals in an oxide matrix is disclosed. Initially, fundamental data for a set of microscopic processes that can occur during one or more material processing operations ...
  • Conductor having two frequency-selective surfaces 

    Ragan, Lawrence H. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011-08-02)
    An antenna having two frequency-selective surfaces is disclosed. The antenna includes a first frequency-selective surface (FSS) having multiple holes to form a mesh, a second FSS having a multiple holes to form a mesh, and ...
  • Targeting proteins to deliver therapeutic or diagnostic reagents 

    Lan, Keng-Hsin; Hung, Mien-Chie; Liu, Jaw-Ching; Yang, Fu Ou (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011-03-15)
    The present invention is directed to compositions comprising an angiogenesis inhibitor coupled to a therapeutic or diagnostic agent. In a specific embodiment, the composition is a fusion gene or fusion gene product encoding ...
  • Thrombin peptide derivatives 

    Carney, Darrell H. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-05-11)
    Disclosed are thrombin peptide derivatives comprising a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO. 2: Arg-Gly-Asp-Ala-Xaa-Glu-Gly-Asp-Ser-Gly-Gly-Pro-Phe-Val, or a C-terminal truncated fragment of the polypeptide ...
  • System, method and apparatus for providing navigational assistance 

    Stankiewicz, Brian J.; Cassandra, Anthony R. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-11-17)
    The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus to assist a user navigate from a current location to a second location within an environment by determining a distance traveled by the user or from the user to ...
  • Crash prediction network with visual input for vehicle 

    Sherony, Rini; Miikkulainen, Risto P.; Stanley, Kenneth O.; Kohl, Nathaniel F. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-11-03)
    A method for facilitating the avoidance of a vehicle collision with an object includes the following steps: a) providing an environment for generating training examples, b) evolving a good driver using a visual input, c) ...
  • System, method and apparatus for fiber sample preparation for image analysis 

    Xu, Bugao; Yu, Wurong (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-09-15)
    The present invention is an apparatus, system and method for preparing samples for analysis including a mechanical fiber cutting apparatus. The mechanical fiber cutting apparatus has two or more cutter blades under the ...
  • Crash prediction network with graded warning for vehicle 

    Sherony, Rini; Miikkulainen, Risto P.; Stanley, Kenneth O.; Kohl, Nathaniel F. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-07-21)
    A method for facilitating the avoidance of a vehicle collision with an object includes the following steps: a) providing a neural network, b) evolving a good driver, c) evolving a crash predictor, and d) outputting a graded ...

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