Patents and Patent Applications from Auburn University


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US20170290331 Treated Biodiesel Glycerin  
Disclosed are compositions that include treated biodiesel glycerin. The disclosed compositions may be utilized as soil-amendments for controlling pests, weeds and for enhancing growth of plants....
US20170266930 SOY-MODIFIED RESINS FOR BONDING WOOD  
Engineered wood products and binder compositions are provided. In preferred embodiments, the engineered wood products include wax. Methods are also provided for formulating binders for wood...
9764175 Slackline apparatus and training method  
A portable human balance training device for improving the human proprioceptive system, athletic performance, athletic speed, athletic agility, athletic vertical leap, athletic eye/hand...
9764025 Adaptation of attenuated infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) to embryonic kidney cells and vaccine thereby produced  
Disclosed are methods for preparing a vaccine against infection by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). The methods typically include passing a heterogeneous attenuated population of IBV in chicken...
9763426 Dynamic canine tracking method for hazardous and illicit substances  
Vapor wake detection is a highly advantageous method and system for detecting explosives and other illicit substances. With vapor wake detection, a canine and a handler are used; however, unlike...
US20170260223 ENANTIOMERS OF THE 1',6'-ISOMER OF NEPLANOCIN A  
Enantiomers of 1′,6′-isoneplanocin, including derivatives of the enantiomers of 1′,6′-isoneplanocin, are disclosed along with novel synthetic methods. In particular, a substituted cyclopentane...
9759553 Determining geometric characteristics of reflective surfaces  
Illustrative embodiments of determining geometric characteristics of reflective surfaces are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, a method of determining geometric characteristics...
9756854 Treated biodiesel glycerin  
Disclosed are compositions that include treated biodiesel glycerin. The disclosed compositions may be utilized as soil-amendments for controlling pests, weeds and for enhancing growth of plants....
9746443 In-situ pathogen detection using magnetoelastic sensors  
In at least one illustrative embodiment, a method for in-situ pathogen detection may comprise distributing one or more magnetoelastic measurement sensors on a surface of a test object, wherein...
9724398 Combination of protein forms for hornfly vaccination  
Thrombostasin is an anti-clotting protein found in saliva of Haematobia irritans. Disclosed herein are studies testing blood uptake of horn flies feeding on cattle which confirm the association of...
US20170202888 USE OF PECTIN OR PECTIN-RELATED SACCHARIDES TO ENHANCE EFFICACY OF PLANT GROWTH-PROMOTING RHIZOBACTERIA (PGPR) STRAINS FOR PROMOTING GROWTH AND HEALTH IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS  
Disclosed are compositions and methods that include or utilize plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for improving growth and health in plants and animals. The compositions and methods...
US20170198256 ENCAPSULATION AND CARDIAC DIFFERENTIATION OF hiPSCs IN 3D PEG-FIBRINOGEN HYDROGELS  
The present invention relates to the production of cell cultures and tissues from undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells using three-dimensional biomimetic materials. The resultant cell cultures...
US20170175153 EFFICIENT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SACCHARIDES AND ETHANOL FROM A BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK  
Described herein is a process for producing saccharides and ethanol from biomass feedstock that includes (a) producing an enzyme composition by culturing a fungal strain(s) in the presence of a...
US20170151180 BUPRENORPHINE NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITION AND METHODS THEREOF  
Stable nanoparticle compositions comprising buprenorphine and at least one biodegradable polymer. The disclosure also provides methods of controlling pain in an animal and methods of treating...
9657048 Enantiomers of the 1′,6′-isomer of neplanocin A  
Enantiomers of 1′,6′-isoneplanocin, including derivatives of the enantiomers of 1′,6′-isoneplanocin, are disclosed along with novel synthetic methods. In particular, a substituted cyclopentane...
9617574 Efficient process for producing saccharides and ethanol from a biomass feedstock  
Described herein is a process for producing saccharides and ethanol from biomass feedstock that includes (a) producing an enzyme composition by culturing a fungal strain(s) in the presence of a...
9615583 Inoculants including Bacillus bacteria for inducing production of volatile organic compounds in plants  
Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
9603879 Bacillus bacteria for use in treating and preventing infection in aquatic animals  
Disclosed herein are microbiocidal compositions that include spore-forming strains of Bacillus. The compositions may be utilized to treat or prevent disease in aquatic animals such as farmed fish...
US20170080436 ELECTROMAGNETIC FLUID FILTER USING MAGNETOSTRICTIVE SENSORS  
In at least one illustrative embodiment, an electromagnetic filter may include a transfer pipe and multiple electromagnetic filter elements positioned in an interior volume of the pipe. Each...
US20170072051 PARTICULATE VACCINE FORMULATIONS FOR INDUCING INNATE AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY  
Disclosed are compositions, kits, and methods for inducing an immune response against an infection or a disease. The compositions typically include biodegradable particles having an average...
9587221 Encapsulation and cardiac differentiation of hiPSCs in 3D PEG-fibrinogen hydrogels  
The present invention relates to the production of cell cultures and tissues from undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells using three-dimensional biomimetic materials. The resultant cell cultures...
US20170057986 MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CONTRAST AGENT CAPABLE OF DETECTING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND REDUCING REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES  
The current invention provides metal ion complexes with an organic ligand, compositions comprising such complexes. In particular, these complexes are capable of reacting with a reactive oxygen...
9566241 Buprenorphine nanoparticle composition and methods thereof  
Stable nanoparticle compositions comprising buprenorphine and at least one biodegradable polymer. The disclosure also provides methods of controlling pain in an animal and methods of treating...
US20170007192 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING IMAGING OF ROTATING ANIMALS, SPECIMENS, OR IMAGING PHANTOMS  
An animal, specimen, or imaging phantom is imaged in precise increments over at least 360 degrees. The animal, specimen, or imaging phantom is supported within a subject holder. The subject holder...
US20170006862 Treated Biodiesel Glycerin  
Disclosed are compositions that include treated biodiesel glycerin. The disclosed compositions may be utilized as soil-amendments for controlling pests, weeds and for enhancing growth of plants....
US20160372093 ANTERIOR LOAD CARRIAGE STABILITY AND MOBILITY SUPPORT SYSTEM  
The present invention relates generally to the field of an anterior load carriage stability and mobility support system, and more particularly to marching band equipment and marching drum...
US20160361471 NOVEL PEPTIDES FOR SUPPORTING ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELL ROLLING AND CAPTURE AND ENDOTHELIALIZATION OF BIOMATERIALS  
The present invention relates to the production of endothelialized matrices and materials from immature endothelial cells using substrates to which particular peptides have been grafted. The...
9492521 Vaccines for control of epidemic Aeromonas hydrophila generated by markerless gene deletion  
Disclosed are attenuated bacteria, compositions comprising attenuated bacteria, and vectors and methods for preparing attenuated bacteria. The attenuated bacteria may include attenuated Aeromonas...
US20160316718 Dynamic Canine Tracking Method for Hazardous and Illicit Substances  
Vapor wake detection is a highly advantageous method and system for detecting explosives and other illicit substances. With vapor wake detection, a canine and a handler are used; however, unlike...
9481948 Robust pre-impregnated yarn for manufacturing textile composites  
A composite prepreg yarn designed and constructed is a very large, strong yarn with resin infused throughout, which can be used to prepare composite preforms via conventional Maypole braiding or...
US20160305052 COMPOSITE BRAIDED OPEN STRUCTURE WITHOUT INTER-YARN BONDING, AND STRUCTURES MADE THEREFROM  
A braided, open structure composite made with large prepreg tow can be cured without bonding at the yarn crossovers and after removal from the mandrel, it can be used directly as a spring in which...
9451766 Treated biodiesel glycerin  
Disclosed are compositions that include treated biodiesel glycerin. The disclosed compositions may be utilized as soil-amendments for controlling pests, weeds and for enhancing growth of plants....
US20160264781 USE OF SOY FLOUR IN RESIN FORMULATIONS USED TO MANUFACTURE ENGINEERED WOOD COMPOSITES  
Methods are provided for formulating binders for wood comprising unmodified soy flour and synthetic adhesives. The soy-based formulations can be in either liquid or solid form and are prepared by...
9437175 Anterior load carriage stability and mobility support system  
The present invention relates generally to the field of an anterior load carriage stability and mobility support system, and more particularly to marching band equipment and marching drum...
US20160244579 Microdevices and Methods of Manufacture  
Illustrative embodiments of microdevices and methods of manufacturing such microdevices are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, one or more microdevices may be formed on a...
9422239 Dual PPAR-δ PPAR-γ agonists  
The present disclosure provides novel compounds with activity as PPARβ/δ and PPARγ dual agonists. The disclosure also provides methods of treating diabetes mellitus and methods of treating...
US20160215305 Process of Fermenting A Lignocellulosic Biomass  
The present disclosure provides methods of fermenting a lignocellulosic biomass, wherein a nucleophile is added to deactivate carbonyl-containing fermentation inhibitors in hydrolysate formulated...
US20160213279 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FUNCTIONAL MRI OF THE NEURAL SYSTEM IN CONSCIOUS UNRESTRAINED DOGS  
Many factors contribute to dogs superior olfactory capabilities as compared to humans. Studies explored this aspect at the cellular and behavior levels; however, the cognitive-level neural...
US20160192661 Inoculants Including Bacillus Bacteria for Inducing Production of Volatile Organic Compounds in Plants  
Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
US20160182486 SPACE-TIME SEPARATED AND JOINTLY EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP-BASED NETWORK ACCESS AND DATA PROTECTION SYSTEM  
A network security system that employs space-time separated and jointly-evolving relationships to provide fast network access control, efficient real-time forensics capabilities, and enhanced...
9362367 Semiconductor devices including polar insulation layer capped by non-polar insulation layer  
Illustrative embodiments of semiconductor devices including a polar insulation layer capped by a non-polar insulation layer, and methods of fabrication of such semiconductor devices, are...
9353313 Microdevices and methods of manufacture  
Illustrative embodiments of microdevices and methods of manufacturing such microdevices are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, a method of manufacturing one or more microdevices...
US20160131604 Thermally Resolved Molecule Assays  
Provided herein are compositions and methods including the step of thermally scanning a sample that can be used and implemented to detect the presence of and/or concentration of a molecule in a...
9335292 Electrochemical proximity assay  
The present disclosure includes an electrochemical proximity assay (ECPA) which leverages two aptamer or antibody-oligonucleotide probes and proximity-dependent DNA hybridization to move a redox...
US20160106828 ADAPTATION OF ATTENUATED INFECTIOUS BRONCHITIS VIRUS (IBV) TO EMBRYONIC KIDNEY CELLS AND VACCINE THEREBY PRODUCED  
Disclosed are methods for preparing a vaccine against infection by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). The methods typically include passing a heterogeneous attenuated population of IBV in chicken...
US20160106098 N-Halamine Containing Fibrous Compositions and Uses Thereof  
The present disclosure provides fibrous composition comprising a soluble or a dispersible N-halamine, for example 1-chloro-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-4-imidazolidinone (i.e., compound I). Additionally,...
US20160082124 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system for delivering a therapeutic dose of a drug is disclosed. The system includes a delivery medium with therapeutic units attached thereto. The delivery medium is preferably a polymeric...
US20160082053 BACILLUS BACTERIA FOR USE IN TREATING AND PREVENTING INFECTION IN AQUATIC ANIMALS  
Disclosed herein are microbiocidal compositions that include spore-forming strains of Bacillus. The compositions may be utilized to treat or prevent disease in aquatic animals such as farmed fish...
US20160073639 SOIL METABOLIZABLE CYANAMIDE PESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS  
Compositions of cyanamide and polyhydroxy organic compounds are provided, along with urea compositions. These compositions can be used for controlling the growth of unwanted and deleterious...
9282745 Inoculants including Bacillus simplex for inducing production of volatile organic compounds in plants  
Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.