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Layer-by-layer construction with bulk metallic glasses
Described herein is a method of selectively depositing molten bulk metallic glass (BMG). In one embodiment, a continuous stream or discrete droplets of molten...
Thermal cycler for PCR
An instrument for performing highly accurate PCR employing an assembly, a heated cover and an internal computer. The assembly is made up of a sample block, a...
Slip and counter fight simulation / workout machine
A slip and counter fight simulation apparatus has a plurality of arms that move in random/programmable fashion, directing jabs, hooks and upper-cut punches at...
I-beam construction in a hockey blade core
A reinforced hockey stick blade and a related method of manufacture are provided. The hockey stick blade can include a core element defining one or more...
Method of manufacturing a flexible circuit electrode array
Polymer materials make useful materials as electrode array bodies for neural stimulation. They are particularly useful for retinal stimulation to create...
Electrode constructions and methods for making the same
Electrode constructions comprise an inner wall structure with an electrode assembly disposed therein that includes a number of stimulation sites disposed at...
MIR-21 promoter driven targeted cancer therapy
The invention provides a nucleic acid construct comprising a promoter sequence derived from microRNA-21 (miR-21) linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding an...
Method and apparatus for improving cervical curvature and for maintaining
proper curvature in persons...
A core muscle exercising and resistance training device includes a weighted bar having opposed bar ends adapted to removably mount at least one weight or other...
To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member...
Device and method for expanding the spinal canal with spinal column
stabilization and spinal deformity correction
Spinal canal expansion through pedicle lengthening in combination with spinal column stabilization, to treat spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, kyphosis,...
Polyaxial plate rod system and surgical procedure
A spinal fixation device includes a bone screw, a nut, a bearing, a slider, and a plate construct. The screw has a head with a nut connection and a screw...
Arthroscopic method and apparatus for tissue attachment to bone
Methods are described wherein bone constructs of a patient are used to arthroscopically attach sutures to torn or dysfunctional tissue. A suture or multiple...
Fluid flowing device and method for tissue diagnosis or therapy
A device and method for safely securing a multilumen device to a tissue, organ or solid tumor within the body of a human during a diagnostic or therapeutic...
Quilted fabric towel steam pocket for a steam appliance
A fabric steam towel for mounting onto a steam frame of a steam appliance is provided. The pocket includes two complimentary substantially planar layers of...
Shower curtain enhancer
A shower curtain enlarger apparatus that includes a flexible rod that is constructed and arranged for positioning between opposed side walls of a shower stall,...
Hook attachment sling chair
Some embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus for a novel hook attachment sling chair. The hook attachment sling chair simplifies the...
Modular storage rack system
A storage rack unit includes a pair of spaced planar end plates, an intermediate stabilizer panel and a plurality of dowels which extend between the two end...
Genetically modified major histocompatibility complex animals
The invention provides genetically modified non-human animals that express a humanized MHC II protein (humanized MHC II .alpha. and .beta. polypeptides), as...
Cre-lox based gene knockdown constructs and methods of use thereof
The present invention relates to vectors, compositions and methods for conditional, Cre-lox regulated, RNA interference. The vectors allow for spatial and...
Console box for construction machine
Apparatus, systems and methods for a video thumbnail electronic program
Video thumbnail electronic program guide (EPG) systems and methods are operable to include a video thumbnail. An exemplary embodiment receives a media content...
Predictive software streaming
A software streaming platform may be implemented that predictively chooses units of a program to download based on the value of downloading the unit. In one...
Identifying differences between source codes of different versions of a
software when each source code is...
An aspect of the present invention identifies differences between source codes (e.g. of different versions of a software), when each source code is organized...
Data processing apparatus, data processing method of data processing
apparatus, and computer-readable memory...
To freely establish a peripheral equipment selection operating environment of excellent operability which can remarkably reduce an operation burden which is...
Systematic failure remediation
Aspects of the present invention provide a tool for analyzing and remediating an update-related failure. In an embodiment, a failure state of a computer system...
Interfacing an R language client environment with a database engine
A method, system, and computer program product for interfacing an R language client with a separate database engine environment. The method commences by...
Method and apparatus for declarative data warehouse definition for
object-relational mapped objects
A data warehouse is constructed using the relational mapping of a transactional database without reconstructing the data relationships of the transactional...
Methods and systems for constructing intelligent glossaries from
A computer implemented method of constructing formal definitions in intelligent glossaries for interpreting text, comprising the steps of: providing at least...
Method and apparatus for processing audio frames to transition between
A method (700, 800) and apparatus (100, 200) processes audio frames to transition between different codecs. The method can include producing (720), using a...
Matching pursuit-based apparatus and technique to construct a seismic
signal using a predicted energy distribution
A technique includes processing seismic data indicative of samples of at least one measured seismic signal in a processor-based machine to, in an iterative...
Transporting residue of vehicle position data via wireless network
The invention relates to compressed data transmission in wireless data communication. Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for transporting residue of vehicle...
Salient object segmentation
Techniques for identifying a salient object with respect to its context are described. A process receives an input image that includes a salient object. The...
Method for reducing motion artifacts
Artifacts result from unrecorded, stochastically distributed relative movements of a radiation source, radiation detector, and/or the object during a scanning...
A method comprises receiving original encoded video stream as one input, accessing encoded data divided into slices which are further divided into blocks,...
Method for conducting communication using a frame structure which supports
two or more wireless communication...
Disclosed is a method for conducting communication using a frame structure which supports two or more wireless communication schemes, and an apparatus using the...
System and method for processing multimedia messaging service
The disclosure disclosed a system and method for processing a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). The system comprises: a first and second storage units for...
E-spring support of Ethernet protection
A method of routing traffic through a packet network having a mesh physical topography. At least two types of network primitive are defined, each type of...
Method and system for multi-carrier packet communication with reduced
A method and system for minimizing the control overhead in a multi-carrier wireless communication network that utilizes a time-frequency resource is disclosed....
Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method with bearing to
allow substrate holder to float with...
A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam; a support constructed to support a patterning device, the...
Image-pickup apparatus and method of detecting defective pixel thereof
An image pickup apparatus which can detect, when pixels have a structure in which part of electrical construction is shared therebetween, a defective pixel by...
Solid-state image pickup device and signal processing method therefor
The invention makes it possible to perform effective A/D conversion on pixel signals read from a pixel array part, to achieve a reduction in power consumption...
Time-to-digital convertor-assisted phase-locked loop spur mitigation
Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for compensating for an undesired fractional spur due to a PLL in a communication system. The communication...
Adjustable solid state illumination module having array of light pixels
Techniques for constructing a solid-state lighting module that includes solid-state light emitters that emit light of different colors and are selected from...
Spark plug having firing pad
A spark plug has a shell, an insulator, a center electrode, a ground electrode, and a firing pad. The firing pad is made of a precious metal material and is...
Multi-level semiconductor package
A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die having a first electrode at a first side and a second electrode at a second side opposing the first side, a...
Connection system comprising a coupling device and a plug element for a
The invention relates to a connection device (27) comprising a coupling device (24) and a plug element (34) for a welding torch (10) connected to the coupling...
Open back junction box and method for pre-fab wiring
A bracket and open back junction box assembly allows simplified wiring at a construction site. An open back junction box including a detachable and reattachable...
Electroconductive sheet and touch panel
The present invention provides an electroconductive sheet and a touch panel which do not impair visibility in a vicinity of an electrode terminal in a sensing...
Genes regulating plant branching, promotors, genetic constructs containing
same and uses thereof
The invention relates to genes coding for TCP family transcription factors and having a biological role in the development of axillary buds and branch growth....
Method for modifying plant architecture and enhancing plant biomass and/or
The present invention relates to methodology and constructs for modifying plant architecture and enhancing plant biomass and/or sucrose yield.