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  • Methods And Systems For Metal-assisted Chemical Etching Of Substrates 

    Hildreth, Owen; Wong, Ching Ping; Xiu, Yonghao (10/2/2012)
    Disclosed herein are various embodiments related to metal-assisted chemical etching of substrates on the micron, sub-micron and nano scales. In one embodiment, among others, a method for metal-assisted chemical etching ...
  • Array Systems And Related Methods For Structural Health Monitoring 

    Ruzzene, Massimo; Gonella, Stefano; Apetre, Nicole (10/16/2012)
    Systems and related methods for structural health monitoring are provided. In this regard, a representative array system includes: a component to be monitored; and an array system mounted to the component, the array system ...
  • Method Of Fabricating A Module, For Millimeter Wave Multi-gigabit Wireless Systems 

    Pinel, Stephane; Laskar, Joy (10/16/2012)
    A method of fabricating an ultra-high frequency module is disclosed. The method includes providing a top layer; drilling the top layer; milling the top layer; providing a bottom; milling the bottom layer to define a bottom ...
  • Isolated Reductive Dehalogenase Genes 

    Loeffler, Frank; Ritalahti, Kirsti M.; Krajmalnik-brown, Rosa; Thomson, Ivy (10/2/2012)
    The invention is directed to novel reductive dehalogenase genes encoding for reductive dehalogenases which are capable of dehalogenating halogenated organic compounds and may be useful in the bioremediation of pollutants. ...
  • Method And Computer Program Product For Synchronizing, Displaying, And Providing Access To Data Collected From Various Media 

    Kientz, Julie; Boring, Sebastian; Abowd, Gregory (9/25/2012)
    A method and computer program product for synchronizing, displaying and providing access to data collected from various media. The method for processing and displaying data from a plurality of media comprises obtaining ...
  • Three-dimensional Nanoscale Metrology Using Firat Probe 

    Degertekin, Fahrettin L. (9/11/2012)
    In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, there is a force sensor for a probe based instrument. The force sensor can comprise a detection surface and a flexible mechanical structure disposed a first distance above ...
  • Sorbent Fiber Compositions And Methods Of Temperature Swing Adsorption 

    Lively, Ryan; Chance, Ronald R.; Koros, William J.; Deckman, Harry W.; Kelley, Bruce T. (9/4/2012)
    The various embodiments of the present invention relate to compositions, apparatus, and methods comprising sorbent fibers. More particularly, various embodiments of the present invention are directed towards sorbent fiber ...
  • Polariscope Stress Measurement Tool And Method Of Use 

    Danyluk, Steven; Li, Fang (9/11/2012)
    The present invention provides a tool for and method of using an infrared transmission technique to extract the full stress components of the in-plane residual stresses in thin, multi crystalline silicon wafers including ...
  • Microneedle Drug Delivery Device 

    Prausnitz, Mark R.; Allen, Mark G.; Gujral, Inder-jeet (9/4/2012)
    Simple microneedle devices for delivery of drugs across or into biological tissue are provided, which permit drug delivery at clinically relevant rates across or into skin or other tissue barriers, with minimal or no damage, ...
  • In-situ Flux Measurement Devices, Methods, And Systems 

    Doolittle, Alan W.; Carver, Alexander G. (9/11/2012)
    In-situ flux measurement methods, devices, and systems are provided. According to some embodiments, an in-situ molecular flux device generally comprises a electrically conductive container configured to hold a precursor ...
  • Methods And Systems For Detecting Defects In Welded Structures Utilizing Pattern Matching 

    Ume, Ifeanyi Charles; Li, Renfu; Rogge, Matthew; Wu, Tsun-yen (9/4/2012)
    A method for processing ultrasonic response signals collected from a plurality of measurement locations along a weld to determine the presence of a defect in the weld may include filtering an ultrasonic response signal ...
  • Optical Sensing Apparatus And Method 

    Hartman, Nile F. (7/10/1990)
    Optical devices and techniques are disclosed for sensing properties of an environment with improved stability and lower cost. In a disclosed embodiment, there is provided a substrate having an index of refraction ns. A ...
  • Tongue Operated Magnetic Sensor Systems And Methods 

    Ghovanloo, Maysam; Huo, Xueliang (8/14/2012)
    A method of tracking movement, position, or both of a tongue of a subject. The method includes positioning a tracer unit on the tongue of the subject in a non-obstructively manner; positioning a sensor system in proximity ...
  • Strategies For Delivery Of Active Agents Using Micelles And Particles 

    Murthy, Niren; Pulendran, Bali; Pierce, Robert H.; Heffernan, Michael John; Hao, Jihua; Kwissa, Marcin; Davis, Michael; Yang, Stephen C. (8/28/2012)
    The present invention provides biodegradable particles (e.g., three-dimensional particles) and micelles which can be used to encapsulate active agents for delivering to a subject. The present invention further provides ...
  • Video Traffic Bandwidth Prediction 

    Bing, Benny; Lanfranchi, Laetitia (8/28/2012)
    Video traffic bandwidth prediction may be provided. Frames of a video stream may be encoded according to a compression scheme. The encoded frames may be received and, depending on the type of frame, may be used to predict ...
  • Video Transmission Using Video Quality Metrics 

    Bing, Benny (8/28/2012)
    Video traffic transmission using video quality metrics may be provided. A video stream comprising a plurality of frames may be received. For each frame, a determination may be made whether or not to drop the frame rather ...
  • Content Reflection Display Systems 

    West, Leanne Little (8/21/2012)
    The present invention describes content reflection systems for displaying a select portion of content to a viewer. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a reflecting apparatus comprising a base and a ...
  • Oscillator Having Micro-electromechanical Resonators And Driver Circuits Therein That Support In-phase And Out-of-phase Signals 

    Ayazi, Farrokh; Abdolvand, Reza; Lavasani, Seyed Hossein Miri (8/14/2012)
    A micro-electromechanical resonator self-compensates for process-induced dimensional variations by using a resonator body having a plurality of perforations therein. These perforations may be spaced along a longitudinal ...
  • Molecular Mass Enhancement Of Biological Feedstocks 

    Hoskins, Travis J. C.; Sievers, Carsten; Agrawal, Pradeep K.; Jones, Christopher W. (8/7/2012)
    The instant invention involves a process for enhancing molecular mass of biomass reactants. The process comprises first forming a substituted or unsubstituted furfural from a biomass. The substituted or unsubstituted ...
  • Athermal Atomic Force Microscope Probes 

    Torun, Hamdi; Degertekin, Fahrettin L.; Finkler, Ofer (8/7/2012)
    An atomic force microscopy system includes an imaging probe having a first thermal displacement constant and a sample placement surface. At least a portion of the sample placement surface has a second thermal displacement ...

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