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Searching of data structures in pre-processing data for a machine learning classifier

A data processing system is configured to pre-process data for a machine learning classifier. The data processing system includes an input port that receives one or more data items, an extraction engine that extracts a plurality of data signatures and structure data, a logical rule set generation engine configured to generate a data structure, select a particular data signature of the data structure, identify each instance of the particular data signature in the data structure, segment the data structure around instances of the particular data signature, identify one or more sequences of data signatures connected to the particular data signature, and generate a logical ruleset. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Tip-loaded microneedle arrays for transdermal insertion

A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array that has one or more bioactive component. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of microneedles extending from the base portion, and the one or more bioactive components are present in a higher concentration in the plurality of microneedles than in the base portion.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

A self-guided blossom picking device

Disclosed is a self-guided blossom picker that uses a vision system to identify and locate blossoms or inflorescence growing on a plant. The device is intended to be used on a farm and towed by a tractor, for example, or it can be self-propelled. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Photocatalyst / carbon nanotube aerogel composites

Forming a photocatalyst/aerogel composite includes contacting an aerogel including a porous carbon nanotube network with a solution including a photocatalyst precursor to yield a wet gel. The porous carbon nanotube network includes carbon nanotubes, nodes, and struts. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated electronic device with flexible and stretchable substrate

A flexible and stretchable integrated electronic device comprising a substrate having a stiffness gradient, wherein a rigid electronic device is embedded within the substrate. The stiffness gradient within the substrate prevents delamination at the interface between the substrate and the embedded device. ... Carnegie Mellon University

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 or intermediate links, and a distal link which is moveably coupled to a second one of the intermediate links. ... Carnegie Mellon University

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 or intermediate links, and a distal link which is moveably coupled to a second one of the intermediate links. ... 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

Processing speech signals in voice-based profiling

This document describes a data processing system for processing a speech signal for voice-based profiling. The data processing system segments the speech signal into a plurality of segments, with each segment representing a portion of the speech signal. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Flexible and stretchable sensor using soft optical waveguides

A stretchable optical sensor that can detect multiple modes of deformation and contact, including pressure, strain, and bending. The method of operation involves a waveguide and a flexible housing, in one embodiment made of silicone rubber. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Structured illumination system for increased dynamic range in quantitative imaging

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the measurement of signal intensity across a large dynamic range. The systems disclosed herein employ an iterative image collection strategy that utilizes structured illumination to achieve greater than 1,000,000-fold dynamic range measurements, representing a dramatic improvement over the prior art.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Methods and software for calculating optimal power flow in an electrical power grid and utilizations of same

Methods of calculating optimal power flows (opfs) in power transmission and distribution networks using equivalent-circuit formulations that allow the solutions to converge to corresponding global minima. In some aspects, network (circuit) elements are modeled using split circuits composed of real and imaginary parts. ... Carnegie Mellon University

System and method for hierarchical referencing for biopotential measurements

The present invention relates to a method of taking biopotential measurements, with the ability to perform in high-density sensing applications. The invention is a hierarchical referencing method for the electrodes in the biopotential measurement system that is able to recover potential at each location with respect to a global reference with smaller requirements on adc resolution, and thus with lower power and area requirements as compared to current systems.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

Nucleic acid-polymer conjugates for bright fluorescent tags

A composition includes a polymer including extending chains, side chains, or branches. One (or more) of a plurality of a first strand of nucleic acid is attached to each of a plurality of the side chains. ... Carnegie Mellon University

05/17/18 / #20180134758

Stabilized stat3 decoy oligonucleotides and uses therefor

The present invention is based, at least in part, on novel, unimolecular stat3 oligonucleotide decoys exhibiting increased in vivo stability as compared to previously known decoys which are effective in inhibiting stat3 when administered systemically. The invention is also based on pharmaceutical compositions comprising these unimolecular decoys, and methods for using these decoys in the. ... Carnegie Mellon University

05/17/18 / #20180133904

Articulated device with visualization system

An articulated device may include a first steerable multi-linked mechanism and a second steerable multi-linked mechanism. The second steerable multi-linked mechanism 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

05/10/18 / #20180129894

Methods and system for detecting curved fruit with flash and camera and automated image analysis with invariance to scale and partial occlusions

This invention relates to a system and method for detecting the curved surfaces of fruit using a flash and camera system and automated image analysis. Lighting upon fruit is controlled, with a flash or multiple flashes positioned beside the camera illuminate the fruit. ... Carnegie Mellon University

05/10/18 / #20180125738

Exoskeleton device and control system

This document describes an exoskeleton device that includes a cable, a lever that is connected to the cable, a frame comprising a strut that redirects the cable toward the lever, wherein the frame is coupled to the lever by a rotational joint; and a motor that is connected to the cable and configured to cause the cable to provide a torque about the rotational joint, wherein the cable is configured to provide the torque by exerting a first force on the lever and a second force on the frame, and wherein the cable is further configured to provide the torque in a first rotational direction and is prevented from applying the torque in an opposite rotational direction to the first rotational direction.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

05/03/18 / #20180123016

Microelectronic structures with suspended lithium-based thin films

In one aspect, a microelectronic device comprises: a suspended lithium-based thin film; and one or more electrodes disposed on the suspended lithium-based thin film, wherein the one or more electrodes comprises one or more fingers, and a width of at least one outer finger of the one or more fingers is smaller than a width of at least one inner finger of the one or more fingers.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

05/03/18 / #20180121817

System and method for assisting in the provision of algorithmic transparency

The subject disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for algorithmic transparency into algorithmic decision-making systems. In non-limiting aspects, the disclosed subject matter facilitates generating a set of intervention inputs for an algorithmic decision-making system, observing the outcomes of the algorithmic decision-making system, and determining quantitative input influence (qii) measures for the algorithmic decision-making system, wherein the at least one qii measure describes degree of influence of inputs on outcomes of the algorithmic decision-making system. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/19/18 / #20180107879

System and method for adaptive, rapidly deployable, human-intelligent sensor feeds

The disclosure describes a sensor system that provides end users with intelligent sensing capabilities, and embodies both crowd sourcing and machine learning together. Further, a sporadic crowd assessment is used to ensure continued sensor accuracy when the system is relying on machine learning analysis. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/19/18 / #20180107333

Method and apparatus for classifying touch events on a touch sensitive surface

An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/05/18 / #20180096457

Methods and software for detecting objects in images using a multiscale fast region-based convolutional neural network

Methods of detecting an object in an image using a convolutional neural network based architecture that processes multiple feature maps of differing scales from differing convolution layers within a convolutional network to create a regional-proposal bounding box. The bounding box is projected back to the feature maps of the individual convolution layers to obtain a set of regions of interest. ... Carnegie Mellon University

04/05/18 / #20180095076

Linked peptide fluorogenic biosensors

Biosensors, compositions comprising biosensors, methods of producing biosensors, and methods of using biosensors are disclosed. The biosensors comprise a fluorogen-activating peptide and a blocking peptide. ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/29/18 / #20180088234

Robust localization and localizability prediction using a rotating laser scanner

A robust localization approach for uavs that fuses measurements from inertial measurement unit (imu) and a rotating laser scanner is described. An error state kalman filter (eskf) is used for sensor fusion and is combined with a gaussian particle filter (gpf) for measurements update. ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/22/18 / #20180083181

Two-dimensional mode resonators

A piezoelectric two-dimensional mode resonator suited for high frequency filtering applications, with the ability to simultaneously excite lateral and vertical acoustic waves.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/22/18 / #20180078916

Lignin-based surfactants

A composition includes a polymer-grafted lignin formed by grafting one or more hydrophilic polyalkylene oxide polymers with lignin, wherein the average grafting density of the polymer-grafted lignin is less than 10 per lignin particle and the weight fraction of the one or more hydrophilic polyalkylene oxide polymers in the polymer grafted lignin is less than 40%.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/08/18 / #20180068414

Methods and software for generating a derived 3d object model from a single 2d image

Methods of reconstructing a 3d object model from portions of an object in a single 2d image using an existing 3d object model that is generic to a class to which the object in the 2d image belongs. In some embodiments, the methods determine a camera center from a computed estimated camera projection matrix. ... Carnegie Mellon University

03/08/18 / #20180068198

Methods and software for detecting objects in an image using contextual multiscale fast region-based convolutional neural network

Methods of detecting an object in an image using a convolutional neural-network-based architecture that processes multiple feature maps of differing scales from differing convolution layers within a convolutional network to create a regional-proposal bounding box. The bounding box is projected back to the feature maps of the individual convolution layers to obtain a set of regions of interest (rois) and a corresponding set of context regions that provide additional context for the rois. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/22/18 / #20180051271

Non-aqueous enzyme-polymer conjugate solutions and related methods

An enzyme-polymer conjugate shows increased activity and molecular dissolution in non-aqueous solvents enabling enzyme mediated catalysis in non-aqueous solutions. The inventions described in this specification relate to enzyme-polymer conjugates, organic solutions comprising enzyme-polymer conjugates, methods of dissolving enzyme-polymer conjugates in organic solvents, and methods of using enzyme-polymer conjugates, for example, in catalysis applications. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/15/18 / #20180047418

Magnetic recording device

A recording head includes a near-field transducer configured to heat one or more portions of a magnetic storage layer to generate a thermal profile in the magnetic storage layer. The recording head includes a write pole configured to generate a magnetization pattern, in the magnetic storage layer, that overlaps with the thermal profile in the magnetic storage layer. ... Carnegie Mellon University

02/01/18 / #20180031387

State estimation for aerial vehicles using multi-sensor fusion

A state estimation system that utilizes long-range stereo visual odometry that can degrade to a monocular system at high-altitude, and integrates gps, barometer and imu measurements. The system has two main parts: an ekf that is loosely fused and a long-range visual odometry part. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/25/18 / #20180025291

Data processing system for generating data structures

A data processing system for structuring data includes a repository storing data referencing sources, the data representing actions and states for each of the sources. A data structuring engine generates a data sequence, for each source. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/25/18 / #20180025254

Grain quality monitoring

A method and non-transitory computer-readable medium capture an image of bulk grain and apply a feature extractor to the image to determine a feature of the bulk grain in the image. For each of a plurality of different sampling locations in the image, based upon the feature of the bulk grain at the sampling location, a determination is made regarding a classification score for the presence of a classification of material at the sampling location. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/25/18 / #20180021742

Ionic cross-linked polymeric films for gas separation

Provided herein are compositions, co2-permeable/selective membranes and related methods of making and using the membranes. Ionically cross-linked poly(ether)-based membranes were prepared for applications relating to co2. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/18/18 / #20180018509

Indoor identification of individuals through footstep induced structural vibration

This invention introduces an indoor person identification system that utilizes the capture and analysis of footstep induced structural vibrations. The system senses floor vibration and detects the signal induced by footsteps. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/11/18 / #20180008825

Ingestible electrical device for stimulating tissues in a gastrointestinal tract of an organism

In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises one or more electrodes comprising a biocompatible conducting material and a biocompatible insulating material; a generator connected to the one or more electrodes; and an outer casing enclosing the one or more electrodes and the generator, the outer casing configured to dissolve in an aqueous environment of the organism; wherein the one or more electrodes have a first form factor when enclosed in the outer casing and a second form factor following a dissolution of the outer casing, the first form factor is a form factor that is collapsed an increased amount relative to an amount that the second form factor is collapsed, and the second form factor is a form factor that is collapsed a decreased amount relative to an amount that the first form factor is collapsed.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/11/18 / #20180008748

Coated vaso-occlusive device and methods for treatment of aneurysms

A method is described herein for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The method comprises inserting into an aneurysm an embolism coil coated with a polymeric coating comprising a genipin, such as genipin or a derivative thereof, thereby increasing the stability of clots within the aneurysm. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/04/18 / #20180006166

Solar energy converter and related methods

A solar thermal energy device is provided. Also provided is a method of making a solar thermal energy device.. ... Carnegie Mellon University

01/04/18 / #20180004928

Unified authentication management system

A system for automatic authentication of a user to allow access to websites and physical devices which provides tiered levels of security and defines an api protocol for exchange of authentication credentials.. . ... Carnegie Mellon University








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