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US20150096468 METHODS OF INCREASING THE SOLUBILITY OF MATERIALS IN SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE  
Methods of increasing the solubility of a base in supercritical carbon dioxide include forming a complex of a Lewis acid and the base, and dissolving the complex in supercritical carbon dioxide....
8658431 Determination of pregnancy status in ungulate ruminants  
A method and kit for determining whether an animal is not pregnant, or is pregnant following a breeding. The level of expression of a pregnancy induced protein is determined in an animal for which...
8404212 Apparatus with high surface area nanostructures for hydrogen storage, and methods of storing hydrogen  
Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen. One embodiment of such a method comprises providing a storage apparatus having a substrate and a nanostructure mat on at least a portion of a side of the...
US20120291666 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE AND METALLIC COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS OF INCREASING THE SOLUBILITY OF MATERIALS IN SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE  
Methods of increasing the solubility of a base in supercritical carbon dioxide include forming a complex of a Lewis acid and the base, and dissolving the complex in supercritical carbon dioxide....
8241708 Formation of insulator oxide films with acid or base catalyzed hydrolysis of alkoxides in supercritical carbon dioxide  
Metal and/or silicon oxides are produced by hydrolysis of alkoxide precursors in the presence of either an acid catalyst or a base catalyst in a supercritical fluid solution. The solubility of the...
8080163 Water treatment method  
Exemplary systems and methods for treating contaminated water are described. In one instance a method supplies metal salt reagents to a moving media filter in the presence of contaminated water....
US20110053020 CATALYSTS AND RELATED METHODS  
Nanostructured catalysts and related methods are described. The nanostructured catalysts have a hierarchical structure that facilitates modification of the catalysts for use in particular...
US20100276304 APPARATUS WITH HIGH SURFACE AREA NANOSTRUCTURES FOR HYDROGEN STORAGE, AND METHODS OF STORING HYDROGEN  
Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen. One embodiment of such a method comprises providing a storage apparatus having a substrate and a nanostructure mat on at least a portion of a side of the...
US20100226899 Categorization of Microbial Communities  
The present disclosure provides embodiments of a method for characterizing microbial populations. Exemplified by methods for characterizing microbiota in vaginal samples, the methods provided...
US20100215915 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE AND COATING OF NANOSTRUCTURED COMPONENTS  
The synthesis of nanostructures uses a catalyst that may be in the form of a thin film layer on a substrate. Precursor compounds are selected for low boiling point or already exist in gaseous...
7771512 Apparatus with high surface area nanostructures for hydrogen storage, and methods of storing hydrogen  
Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen. One embodiment of such a method comprises providing a storage apparatus having a substrate and a nanostructure mat on at least a portion of a side of the...
7744764 Reactive filtration  
In one embodiment, a method for treating waste water includes passing ozonized waste water through a bed of moving sand.
7713423 Reactive filtration  
In one embodiment, a reactive filtration method includes continuously regenerating a reactive filter media while simultaneously filtering contaminants from fluid flowing through the filter media....
7686865 Method and system for recovering metal from metal-containing materials  
Embodiments of a method and a system for recovering a metal, such as uranium, from a metal-containing material are disclosed. The metal-containing material is exposed to an extractant containing a...
7629116 Type I interferon-inducible proteins to detect viral infection  
A method for determining the presence of a viral infection in an animal not known to have been infected with a virus or other disease-causing microbial organism by determining the level of Mx...
7627437 Categorization of microbial communities  
The present disclosure provides methods for defining one or more microbial communities. In an example, the method can include providing a plurality of microbial profiles, wherein each microbial...
7582561 Method of selectively depositing materials on a substrate using a supercritical fluid  
A method for depositing one or more materials on a substrate, such as for example, a semiconductor substrate that includes providing the substrate; applying a polymer film to at least a portion of...
7576562 Diagnosable structured logic array  
A diagnosable structured logic array and associated process is provided. A base cell structure is provided comprising a logic unit comprising a plurality of input nodes, a plurality of selection...
7543212 Low-density parity-check (LDPC) encoder  
The encoder chip of the present invention uses LDPC codes to encode input message data at a transmitting end, thereby generating a series of codewords. The encoder chip implements two low-density...
US20090089642 LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK (LDPC) ENCODER  
The encoder chip of the present invention uses LDPC codes to encode input message data at a transmitting end, thereby generating a series of codewords. The encoder chip implements two low-density...
US20090000192 APPARATUS WITH HIGH SURFACE AREA NANOSTRUCTURES FOR HYDROGEN STORAGE, AND METHODS OF STORING HYDROGEN  
Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen. One embodiment of such a method comprises providing a storage apparatus having a substrate and a nanostructure mat on at least a portion of a side of the...
7445721 Reactive filtration  
In one embodiment, a method for treating waste water includes passing ozonized waste water through a bed of moving sand.
US20080218380 Distributed Intelligence For Traffic Signal Control  
Intelligent traffic control devices that are spatially distributed at strategic locations on streets, highways, and intersections communicate bi-directional complex information to control the...
US20080182751 Brassicaceae Plant Materials and Method for Their Use as Biopesticides  
Disclosed embodiments concern a process for controlling plant pests, such as insects, nematodes, fungi, weeds, and combinations thereof, with specific embodiments being particularly useful for...
7399416 Reactive filtration  
In one embodiment, a reactive filtration method includes continuously regenerating a reactive filter media while simultaneously filtering contaminants from fluid flowing through the filter media....
US20080134837 Method and System for Recovering Metal from Metal-Containing Materials  
Embodiments of a method and a system for recovering a metal, such as uranium, from a metal-containing material are disclosed. The metal-containing material is exposed to an extractant containing a...
US20080115627 Metal Extraction In Liquid Or Supercritical-Fluid Solvents  
A method for separating metals from metal-containing materials by extraction without generating large quantities of liquid waste is disclosed. Also disclosed is an extractant composition for use...
US20080057497 BIOLUMINESCENCE RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER REPORT ELEMENT FOR BIOLOGICAL ARRAYS  
The present invention provides methods for the detection of bioluminescence resonance energy transfer. The present invention provides methods of generating a report element and its applications in...
7323620 Activation of equine oocytes  
A method for activating an equine oocyte comprising exposing oocyte to a medium containing a concentration of calcium of at least about 4 mM. Preferably the oocyte is exposed to this concentration...
US20080007222 Low cost ultra low power in-battery charge monitor  
Battery monitoring systems include a microprocessor and a current sensor that is coupled to periodically sample current provided by the battery. Based on the periodic samples and an initial...
US20070190781 Methods of forming metal-containing films over surfaces of semiconductor substrates  
The invention includes a method of forming a metal-containing film over a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The surface is exposed to a supercritical fluid. The supercritical fluid has H2, at...
US20070160634 Methods for reducing somatic cell count in milk  
In an embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method of reducing the somatic cell count in milk including administering an effective amount of a toxin to a mammal. In some embodiments,...
7228638 Measuring device  
In one embodiment, a measuring device includes a reference surface, a trough extending lengthwise away from the reference surface at substantially a right angle, and a scale affixed to the trough...
US20070109865 Radiation tolerant combinational logic cell  
A system has a reduced sensitivity to Single Event Upset and/or Single Event Transient(s) compared to traditional logic devices. In a particular embodiment, the system includes an input, a logic...
US20070043513 Constructing efficient ecosystems using optimization techniques  
A method for selecting groups of organisms to perform a predetermined function is disclosed. The method includes using the relative fitness of initial candidate groups of organisms for performing...
US20070022070 Forgetful logic for artificial neural networks  
An embodiment includes a plurality of tangible electronic elements interconnected to form a forgetful latch. The forgetful latch includes a pass element operable to receive input pulses; a biasing...
7148065 Non-toxic immune stimulating enterotoxin compositions  
Pyrogenic toxins, such as staphylococcal enterotoxins, modified in the disulfide loop region are provided. The modified toxins retain useful biological properties but have substantially reduced...
7135173 Antiviral activity of Shiga toxin  
The present invention provides methods and compositions for eliminating virally-infected cells by administering a Shiga-toxin composition, and the present invention provides methods and...
7128840 Ultrasound enhanced process for extracting metal species in supercritical fluids  
Improved methods for the extraction or dissolution of metals, metalloids or their oxides, especially lanthanides, actinides, uranium or their oxides, into supercritical solvents containing an...
7125728 Determination of pregnancy status in cattle and sheep  
A method and kit for determining whether an animal is not pregnant, or is pregnant following a breeding. The level of expression of a pregnancy induced protein is determined in an animal for which...
US20060231498 Reactive filtration  
In one embodiment, a method for removing a contaminant from alkaline water includes adding ferric iron to alkaline water until reaching a pH less than 7 to form a neutralized solution and exposing...
US20060215446 Magnetic elements  
There are disclosed magnetic elements having unique shapes. In one example, the magnetic element defines an outer peripheral profile and a center point, wherein the outer peripheral profile...
7112995 Low voltage to high voltage level shifter and related methods  
A shifter circuit comprises a high and low voltage buffer stages and an output buffer stage. The high voltage buffer stage comprises multiple transistors arranged in a transistor stack having a...
US20060172330 Categorization of microbial communities  
The present disclosure provides embodiments of a method for characterizing microbial populations. Exemplified by methods for characterizing microbiota in vaginal samples, the methods provided...
US20060160367 Methods of treating semiconductor substrates  
The invention includes methods of treating semiconductor substrates with one or more reactants dispersed in supercritical fluid. A substrate can be provided within a reaction chamber having an...
7080054 Biomimic artificial neuron  
An artificial neuron is formed from an input subcircuit, a capacitor free leaky integrator subcircuit, and an output switching subcircuit. The input subcircuit is configured to supply a pulsed...
7061298 High voltage to low voltage level shifter  
A shifter circuit comprises, in one embodiment, an input voltage divider stage comprising multiple transistors arranged in a transistor stack defining a plurality of intermediate nodes. The...
7030654 Low voltage to extra high voltage level shifter and related methods  
Shifter circuits comprise a matched translation stack comprising at least first and second stacks each of which comprising multiple transistors. The matched translation stack is configured to...
7020015 Magnetic elements having unique shapes  
Magnetic elements having unique shapes. In one example, the magnetic element defines an outer peripheral profile and a center point, wherein the outer peripheral profile includes a substantially...
US20050241167 Measuring device  
In one embodiment, a measuring device includes a reference surface, a trough extending lengthwise away from the reference surface at substantially a right angle, and a scale affixed to the trough...
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