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Devices and methods for detection and quantification of immunological proteins, pathogenic and microbial agents and cells

The present invention provides a method and microfluidic immunoassay pscreen™ device for detecting and quantifying the concentration of an analyte in a liquid sample by using antigen-specific antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads. The methods and devices of the present invention have broad applications for point-of-care diagnostics by allowing quantification of a large variety of analytes, such as proteins, protein fragments, antigens, antibodies, antibody fragments, peptides, rna, rna fragments, functionalized magnetic micro-beads specific to cd4+, cd8+ cells, malaria-infected red blood cells, cancer cells, cancer biomarkers such as prostate specific antigen and other cancer biomarkers, viruses, bacteria, and other pathogenic agents, with the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of bench-top laboratory-based assays.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Method and apparatus for locating a mobile device

A method for locating a mobile device is disclosed. Initially, a set of modulated ultrasound signals and a set of radio signals are separately broadcast from a group of transmitters. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Reducing errors caused by inter-cell interference in a memory device

A method includes, in one aspect, performing a read operation on a wordline of a memory device, wherein the wordline comprises a plurality of cells that are expected to be in a first state; based on the read operation, identifying one or more of the plurality of cells that are determined to be in a second state that differs from the first state; encoding data using information pertaining to the identified cells to generate a codeword comprising a plurality of bits to be written to the wordline, with at least one of the plurality of bits, which are to be written to at least one of the identified cells, having a value corresponding to the second state; and writing the generated codeword to the wordline. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

Extracellular matrix scaffolds

A method for micro-tissue encapsulation of cells includes coating a tissue scaffold stamp with an extracellular matrix compound; depositing the tissue scaffold stamp onto a thermoresponsive substrate; seeding the tissue scaffold stamp with a cell culture; incubating the cell culture on the tissue scaffold stamp at a temperature that is specified, wherein the cell culture forms a cell patch that is attached to the extracellular matrix compound; removing the thermoresponsive substrate by lowering the temperature; removing the tissue scaffold stamp from the cell patch to form a micro-tissue structure by dissolving the tissue scaffold stamp in a solvent; folding the micro-tissue structure by suspending the micro-tissue in the solvent to enable the cell patch to fold the micro-tissue structure; collecting the folded micro-tissue structure from the solvent; and administering the folded micro-tissue structure to an organism.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

Torque control methods for an exoskeleton device

This document describes systems and methods for controlling an exoskeleton. The system receives a measurement of a first torque applied to a rotational joint coupling a first component to a second component, the first torque being applied by a motor via a cable. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Associating a user identity with a mobile device identity

A system includes, in one aspect, one or more processing devices that perform operations comprising: detecting one or more human objects in images captured by a visual image recording device; obtaining a motion timeseries for each of the detected one or more human objects using the captured images; obtaining a received signal strength (rss) timeseries for each of the one or more mobile devices, based on received rf signals from the one or more mobile devices; and generating an association between (i) identifying data for a first mobile device of the one or more mobile devices, and (ii) identifying data for one of the one or more human objects representing a first human, wherein the first mobile device has an rss timeseries that fluctuates at a time period corresponding to movement in the obtained motion timeseries for the one of the one or more human objects representing the first human.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

Data processing system to detect neurodevelopmental-specific learning disorders

This document describes a data processing system for processing a feature vector that comprises features (one or more) that are indicative of dyslexic behavior that are indicative of dyslexic behavior. The data processing system includes a feature classification engine that generates classification metrics for a feature vector. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Method for the identification of inhibitors and activators of thymidylate kinases

Provided herein is a method of producing large amounts of the enzyme thymidylate kinase from multiple species for drug discovery purposes. Also provided herein are nmr methods of monitoring a reaction involving a thymidine kinase.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Compositions for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof

Compositions and methods for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof are disclosed. In the most preferred embodiments, gene editing is carried out utilizing a gene editing composition such as triplex-forming oligonucleotides, crispr, zinc finger nucleases, talens, or others, in combination with a gene modification potentiating agent such as stem cell factor (scf), a chk1 or atr inhibitor, or a combination thereof. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Object segmentation from light field data

A scene is segmented into objects based on light field data for the scene, including based on image pixel values (e.g., intensity) and disparity map(s). In one aspect, the light field data is used to estimate one or more disparity maps for the scene taken from different viewpoints. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Systems and methods for estimating pose of textureless objects

Systems and methods for estimating the pose of a textureless object are disclosed. A method to estimate a pose of a textureless object includes obtaining, by a processing device, a single image of the textureless object. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Sensor guided catheter navigation system

A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a position sensor. ... Carnegie Mellon University

System and method for multi-user gpu-accelerated speech recognition engine for client-server architectures

Disclosed herein is a gpu-accelerated speech recognition engine optimized for faster than real time speech recognition on a scalable server-client heterogeneous cpu-gpu architecture, which is specifically optimized to simultaneously decode multiple users in real-time. In order to efficiently support real-time speech recognition for multiple users, a “producer/consumer” design pattern is applied to decouple speech processes that run at different rates in order to handle multiple processes at the same time. ... Carnegie Mellon University

System and method for audio-visual speech recognition

Disclosed herein is method of performing speech recognition using audio and visual information, where the visual information provides data related to a person's face. Image preprocessing identifies regions of interest, which is then combined with the audio data before being processed by a speech recognition engine.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/17/17 / #20170236057

System and method for face detection and landmark localization

Disclosed herein is a deep learning model that can be used for performing speech or image processing tasks. The model uses multi-task training, where the model is trained for at least two inter-related tasks. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/10/17 / #20170226572

Enhanced biomolecule detection assays based on tyramide signal amplification and gammapna probes

Provided herein are methods of detecting target analytes, such as nucleic acids, for example micrornas using an enhanced tyramide signal amplification (tsa) method that employs probes tagged with tyramide-binding groups to amplify the effects of the tsa. The accessibility of the tyramide-binding groups, such as hydroxyphenyl groups, provides for large improvements in signal due to faster reaction with the radicals. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/03/17 / #20170222576

Electrostatic clutch

An electrostatic clutch is described comprising a plurality of micron-scale thickness electrodes, adjacent electrodes being separated by a thin film of dielectric material. A power source and controller apply a voltage across two electrodes, causing an electrostatic force to develop. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/03/17 / #20170221508

L1o-ordered mnal thin films with high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, and structures and devices made therewith

A stacked-thin-film structure that includes an llo-ordered mnal layer having high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma). In some embodiments, the ll0-ordered mnal layer has an mn content in a range of about 35% to about 65%, a thickness less than about 50 nm, a saturation magnetization of about 100 emu/cm3 to about 600 emu/cm3 and a magnetocrystalline anisotropy of at least 1×106 erg/cm. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/03/17 / #20170218167

Polymer composite with liquid phase metal inclusions

Disclosed herein is a composite comprising an elastomer with an embedded network of liquid metal inclusions. The composite retains similar flexibility to that of an elastomer but exhibits electrical and thermal properties that differ from the properties of a homogeneous elastomer. ... Carnegie Mellon University

08/03/17 / #20170217139

Composition, system, and method for rigidity tuning with conductive thermoplastic elastomer

Disclosed herein is a composite comprising a conductive elastomer and an isolating elastomer. When a current is passed through the conductive elastomer, its tensile modulus decreases as the elastomer heats from internal joule heating, changing the rigidity of the composite. ... Carnegie Mellon University

07/27/17 / #20170212511

Device and method for self-automated parking lot for autonomous vehicles based on vehicular networking

The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for self-automated parking lots for autonomous vehicles based on vehicular networking, advantageous in reducing parking movements and space. It is described a device for self-automated parking lot for autonomous vehicles based on vehicular networking, comprising: a vehicle electronic module for receiving, executing and reporting vehicle movements, a parking lot controller for managing and coordinating a group of vehicles in parking and unparking maneuvers, the vehicle module and controller comprising a vehicular ad hoc networking communication system. ... Carnegie Mellon University

07/27/17 / #20170209524

Methods and compounds to suppress viral genome release and packaging

Provided herein are methods of suppressing viral nucleic acid, e.g. Double-stranded (ds) dna, genome release from or packaging of viruses having their nucleic acid genome packaged under stress in their capsid, and compositions useful for that purpose. ... Carnegie Mellon University

07/27/17 / #20170209078

Method and apparatus for aiding in the diagnosis of otitis media by classifying tympanic membrane images

A method of aiding the diagnosis of otitis media in a patient includes obtaining image data in a processor apparatus of a computing device, the image data being associated with at least one electronic image of a tympanic membrane of the patient, calculating, a plurality of image features, each image feature being calculated based on at least a portion of the image data, classifying the at least one electronic image as a particular type of otitis media using the plurality of image features, and outputting an indication of the particular type of otitis media. Also, a system for implementing such a method that includes an output device and a computing device.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

07/20/17 / #20170206470

Pattern identification in time-series social media data, and output-dynamics engineering for a dynamic system having one or more multi-scale time-series data sets

In some aspects, computer-implemented methods of identifying patterns in time-series social-media data. In an embodiment, the method includes applying a deep-learning methodology to the time-series social-media data at a plurality of temporal resolutions to identify patterns that may exist at and across ones of the temporal resolutions. ... Carnegie Mellon University

07/20/17 / #20170203442

System for controlling the movement of a multi-linked device

A system for controlling the movement of a steerable multi-linked device may include a steerable multi-linked device, a feeder mechanism releasably connected to the steerable multi-linked device and a controller device. The steerable multi-linked device may include a first link, a plurality of intermediate links, and a second link movably coupled to a second one of the intermediate links. ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/29/17 / #20170184640

Systems, methods, and software for planning, simulating, and operating electrical power systems

An approach to modeling the nonlinear steady-state behavior of an electrical power grid in terms of equivalent circuits with currents and voltages as state variables is provided. Current and voltage conservation equations are formulated with circuit-theoretic algorithms that offer demonstrably superior robustness relative to traditional approaches. ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/22/17 / #20170180140

Methods for generating reliable responses in physical unclonable functions (pufs) and methods for designing strong pufs

In some aspects, a method includes obtaining, by a response generator circuit, reliability information for each bit of an array of bits provided by a physical unclonable function (puf) circuit; receiving, from the puf circuit during run time, an array of values for the array of bits; selecting a plurality of values from the array of values received from the puf circuit in accordance with the reliability information; and generating, by the response generator circuit, a puf response from the selected plurality of values.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/22/17 / #20170177854

Method and apparatus for on-demand isolated i/o channels for secure applications

A computing platform for on-demand i/o channels, which enable secure application to dynamically connect to diverse peripheral devices of untrusted commodity oses. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/08/17 / #20170162666

Metal-semiconductor-metal (msm) heterojunction diode

In one aspect, a diode comprises: a semiconductor layer having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the semiconductor layer having a thickness between the first side and the second side, the thickness of the semiconductor layer being based on a mean free path of a charge carrier emitted into the semiconductor layer; a first metal layer deposited on the first side of the semiconductor layer; and a second metal layer deposited on the second side of the semiconductor layer.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/08/17 / #20170158836

Ordered macroporous hydrogels for bioresponsive processes

A three-dimensionally ordered macroporous hydrogel for immobilizing a selected bioresponsive molecule and method of making are disclosed. The three-dimensionally ordered macroporous hydrogel comprises a crosslinked polymer that has a system of interconnected pores. ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/08/17 / #20170156621

Electronic structures on swollen hydrogels

This document describes a conformable substrate that includes a hydrogel having adhesion-promoting moieties, said adhesion-promoting moieties comprising one or more catechol groups. The conformable substrate includes an array of microelectrodes bonded to the hydrogel by the adhesion-promoting moieties via the one or more catechol groups. ... Carnegie Mellon University

06/01/17 / #20170151069

Robust swing leg controller under large disturbances

Local swing leg control was developed that takes advantage of segment interactions to achieve robust leg placement under large disturbances while generating trajectories and joint torque patterns similar to those observed in human walking and running. The results suggest the identified control as a powerful alternative to existing swing leg controls in humanoid and rehabilitation robotics. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/27/17 / #20170113934

Heteroatom-enriched partially-graphitic nano-carbons

Carbon-based nanomaterials comprising graphitic domains that are doped with heteroatoms are disclosed. Processes for the production the nanomaterials, methods of using the nanomaterials, and articles or devices comprising the nanomaterials are also disclosed.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/20/17 / #20170110011

Methods and software for managing vehicle priority in a self-organizing traffic control system

Methods and software for managing vehicle priority proximate to a potential travel-priority conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can arise. Coordination involves forming an ad-hoc network in a region containing the conflict zone using, for example, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and developing a dynamic traffic control plan based on information about vehicles approaching the conflict zone. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/13/17 / #20170101698

Functionalized adsorbents for the recovery of rare earth elements from aqueous media

The disclosure relates to the design and synthesis of selected ligands, dendrimers, polymers and other solid phase substrates for selective chelation of rare earth elements (i.e. Lanthanides), and use of those selective ligands for synthesis of resins, polymers and other types of solid supports for separation and recovery of lanthanides from aqueous media. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/13/17 / #20170100198

Extendable articulated probe device

An articulate probe device includes a first mechanism, a second mechanism, and an overtube mechanism. The first mechanism includes a proximal link which is movable coupled to a first intermediate link, a plurality of intermediate links, and a distal link which is moveably coupled to a second one of the intermediate links. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/06/17 / #20170098757

Piezoelectric nanoelectromechanical relays

An apparatus comprises: a body terminal comprising a first body electrode and a second body electrode; a gate terminal comprising a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode; a first actuator between the first body electrode and the first gate electrode, the first actuator comprising a first piezoelectric material; a second actuator between the second body electrode and the second gate electrode, the second actuator comprising a second piezoelectric material; a beam comprising a first end attached to the first actuator, a second end attached to the second actuator, and a suspended section between the first end and the second end; a metal channel attached to the suspended section of the beam; a source terminal extending over the beam; and a drain terminal extending over the beam.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/30/17 / #20170091528

Methods and systems for disease classification

This invention describes methods and systems for use of computer vision systems for classification of biological cells as an aid in disease diagnostics. More particularly the present invention describes a process comprising employing a robust and discriminative color space which will help provide segmentation of the cells; employing a segmentation algorithm, such as a feature-based level set, that will be able to segment the cells using a different k-phase-segmentation process, which detect for example, if a while blood cell occurs for segmenting the internal components of the cell robustly; employing a combination of different type of features including shape, texture, and invariant information, and employing a classification step to associate abnormal cell characteristics with disease states.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/23/17 / #20170080423

Device for the separation of particles using a bulk acoustic wave field

The disclosure describes a prism containing a microfluidic channel. By coupling bulk acoustic wave generators to opposing sides of the prism, a standing bulk acoustic wave field can be excited in the prism and in the microfluidic channel. ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/02/17 / #20170058325

Left-handed gamma-peptide nucleic acids, methods of synthesis and uses therefor

A method of making optically pure preparations of chiral γpna (gamma peptide nucleic acid) monomers is provided. Nano structures comprising chiral γpna structures also are provided. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/23/17 / #20170049053

Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine

Disclosed herein is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/16/17 / #20170046562

Methods and software for hallucinating facial features by prioritizing reconstruction errors

Identifying a masked suspect is one of the toughest challenges in biometrics that exist. This is an important problem faced in many law-enforcement applications on almost a daily basis. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/16/17 / #20170042090

Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine

Disclosed herein is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/16/17 / #20170042089

Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine

Disclosed herein is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/02/17 / #20170027859

Methods and compounds to suppress viral genome release and packaging

Provided herein are methods of suppressing viral nucleic acid, e.g. Double-stranded (ds) dna, genome release from or packaging of viruses having their nucleic acid genome packaged under stress in their capsid, and compositions useful for that purpose. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/26/17 / #20170026713

System and method for dynamic adaptive video streaming using model predictive control

A client video player device downloads video content from a video content delivery network as segments encoded at respective bitrates selected from distinct encoding bitrates. Bitrate adaptation logic within the client video player selects the appropriate bitrate segment in order to maximize user-perceived quality-of-experience. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/26/17 / #20170024073

Probabilistic palm rejection using spatiotemporal touch features and iterative classification

The present invention is a palm rejection technique utilizing temporal features, iterative classification, and probabilistic voting. Touch events are classified based on features periodically extracted from time windows of increasing size, always centered at the birth of the event. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/26/17 / #20170021082

Compact pulmonary assist device for destination therapy

The present invention relates generally to a pulmonary assist device comprising a housing having tapered inlets and outlets to distribute blood evenly over a fiber bundle. The fiber bundle has a relatively low packing density to prevent the formation of clots. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/19/17 / #20170018776

Electrochemical cell with melanin electrode

An electrochemical cell includes an anode configured to produce multivalent cations during a discharge process, and a cathode comprising a catechol-bearing melanin. The cathode is configured to reversibly oxidize a catechol of the catechol-bearing melanin into a quinone by an extraction of the multivalent cation during a recharge process and reduce the quinone to the catechol by an insertion of the multivalent cation during the discharge process. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/12/17 / #20170009245

Engineered cytokine- and chemokine-expressing candida albicans strains and methods of use

Recombinant nucleic acid constructs for expression of heterologous cytokines or chemokines in c. Albicans, and genetically modified c. ... Carnegie Mellon University








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