Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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8268271 Catalytic moving bed filter  
The present invention relates generally to a method for removing contaminants from a fluid stream and chemically upgrading the stream at the same time. More particularly, the invention relates to...
US20120222167 MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING A BIOCHEMICAL COMPONENT IN A PLANT  
A method of modifying the amount of at least one biochemical component in a plant comprising expressing Qua-Quine Starch (QQS) in the plant, the wild-type of which does not express QQS; a...
US20120212197 System and Method for Providing Power Via a Spurious-Noise-Free Switching Device  
A method of generating spurious-noise-free power from a switching device. The method includes generating an oscillating signal in the form of a series of pulse trains, and randomly changing the...
8246999 Capped mesoporous silicates  
The invention provides an article comprising, a mesoporous silicate matrix, such as a particle, having one or more pores; and one or more releasable caps obstructing one or more of the pores. The...
8241847 Identification of protective antigenic determinants of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and uses thereof  
The invention relates to a polypeptide of a protective antigenic determinant (PAD polypeptide) of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and nucleic acids encoding a PAD...
US20120178131 TAL EFFECTOR-MEDIATED DNA MODIFICATION  
Materials and methods related to gene targeting (e.g., gene targeting with transcription activator-like effector nucleases; “TALENS”) are provided.
8212027 Process for the conversion of cyclic amines into lactams  
Converting cyclic amines to lactams using gold supported catalysts.
US20120151634 ASSAY FOR MEASURING ROOTWORM RESISTANCE  
A method for determining the resistance of a pest to a plant that produces insecticidal toxins. The method involves sampling pests in fields with known pest problems, and in control fields with no...
US20120145943 High Curie temperature ternary piezoelectric ceramics  
A preferred piezoelectric ceramic material is a BiFeO3—PbZrO3—PbTiO3 ternary solid solution wherein proportions of the constituent perovskite metal oxides are selected so that the material...
8197574 Dispersoid reinforced alloy powder and method of making  
A method of making dispersion-strengthened alloy particles involves melting an alloy having a corrosion and/or oxidation resistance-imparting alloying element, a dispersoid-forming element, and a...
8177610 Combination residue spreader and collector for single pass harvesting systems  
A crop residue harvesting system for a harvesting machine is provided. The crop residue harvesting system includes a blower and a transition member having a first position and a second position....
8173794 Compositions and methods for enhancing disease resistance in plants  
Compositions and methods for enhancing disease resistance in plants by modulating levels or activities of GmUBox1 polynucleotides and polypeptides are provided. Transformed plants, plant cells,...
8173104 Controlled-release immunogenic formulations to modulate immune response  
Single-dose controlled-release immunogenic formulations, such as vaccines, based on bioerodible polyanhydride copolymer or homopolymer microparticles for the control of immune response mechanisms...
8169322 Low profile metal-surface mounted RFID tag antenna  
A passive RFID tag suitable for attachment to an electrically conductive surface is provided. The passive RFID tag includes a dielectric substrate, an RFID chip for storing data, and an RFID...
US20120095190 NOVEL VEGETABLE PROTEIN FRACTIONIZATION PROCESS AND COMPOSITIONS  
According to the invention a novel vegetable protein fractionation procedure is disclosed which includes a straightforward process to obtain β-conglycinin-rich and glycinin-rich isolated protein...
8142832 Vegetable protein fractionization process and compositions  
According to the invention a novel vegetable protein fractionation procedure is disclosed which includes a straightforward process to obtain β-conglycinin-rich and glycinin-rich isolated protein...
8138358 Synthesis of polycyclic procyanidins  
The invention provides compounds that are A-type procyanidins. The compounds can be prepared by reacting flavylium salts with catechins or analogs thereof, for example, under anhydrous conditions...
US20120059175 SYNTHESIS OF POLYCYCLIC PROCYANIDINS  
The invention provides compounds that are A-type procyanidins. The compounds can be prepared by reacting flavylium salts with catechins or analogs thereof, for example, under anhydrous conditions...
US20120058466 DIFFERENTIAL IMMUNOASSAY FOR PRRS VACCINE ANTIBODY  
The present invention relates to immunoassays for serologically differentiating animals naturally infected with PRRS virus from animals vaccinated against PRRS. The immunoassays provide detection...
8128227 Method to detect transmissible spongiform encephalopathies via electroretinogram  
Disclosed is a method for identifying transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in livestock via an electroretinogram, the method comprises producing a biphasic electroretinogram waveform having an...
US20120052616 METHOD OF IMPROVING POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCIES IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS BY FACILE SURFACE TREATMENT  
Highly ordered anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays fabricated by electrochemical anodization and sensitized with dye to yield dye-sensitized TiO2 nanotube solar cells is described. With inorganic compound...
US20120049129 Aluminum/alkaline earth metal composites and method for producing  
A composite is provided having an electrically conducting Al matrix and elongated filaments comprising Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba disposed in the matrix and extending along a longitudinal axis of the...
US20120049113 METHOD OF CONTROLLING SHAPE OF SYNTHESIZED FERROELECTRIC OXIDE NANOCRYSTAL PARTICLES  
Shape controlled synthesis of ferroelectric nanocrystals such as barium titanate (BaTiO3) nanocrystals is described. By tuning the molar ratio between the surfactant and the metal precursors,...
US20120048368 Textured Micrometer Scale Templates as Light Managing Fabrication Platform for Organic Solar Cells  
A three-dimensional, microscale-textured, grating-shaped organic solar cell geometry. The solar cells are fabricated on gratings to give them a three-dimensional texture that provides enhanced...
8113929 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Combination residue spreader and collector for single pass harvesting systems
 
A crop residue harvesting system for a harvesting machine is provided. The crop residue harvesting system includes a blower and a transition member having a first position and a second position....
US20120031487 Nanoscale High-Aspect-Ratio Metallic Structure and Method of Manufacturing Same  
Nanoscale high-aspect-ratio metallic structures and methods are presented. Such structures may form transparent electrode to enhance the performance of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. These...
US20120015066 Polymer mortar composite pipe material and manufacturing method  
Composite material and plunger-cast pipe manufacturing method and system wherein the composite material includes waste, chemically unmodified PET material, one or more waste filler materials (e.g....
US20120013967 ELASTOMERIC DEVICE FOR TUNABLE IMAGING  
An optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) structure is provided. The structure includes an elastomer membrane, a plurality of polymer fibers attached to the elastomer membrane, an array...
US20120013354 CONCENTRIC COPLANAR CAPACITIVE SENSOR FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION  
A concentric coplanar capacitive sensor includes a charged central disc forming a first electrode, an outer annular ring coplanar with and outer to the charged central disc, the outer annular ring...
US20120001711 Permanent magnet with low or no dysprosium for high temperature performance  
A permanent magnet operable above about 125 C to about 200 C has a major phase represented by MRE2(Fe, Co)14B wherein said MRE comprises two or more rare earth elements selected from the group...
US20120000854 CONTINUOUS REMOVAL OF DISPERSE DYES FROM SOLUTION VIA CARBON-BASED FIBER MEDIA  
The present invention is directed to a method of removing colorants from a material. The method includes providing colored material, providing an oxoacid or oxoacid ester of phosphorous acid...
US20110320178 SEMANTIC TRANSLATION OF TIME-DRIVEN SIMULINK DIAGRAMS USING INPUT/OUTPUT EXTENDED FINITE AUTOMATA  
A method of semantic translation of a class of diagrams to input/output-extended finite automata is provided. The method includes receiving a data representation of a diagram, said diagram...
US20110318604 High-Temperature Coatings With Pt Metal Modified gamma-Ni + gamma'-Ni3Al Alloy Compositions  
An alloy including a Pt-group metal, Ni and Al in relative concentration to provide a γ-Ni+γ′-Ni3Al phase constitution, and a coating including the alloy.
US20110315537 SELECTIVE TEMPERATURE QUENCH AND ELECTROSTATIC RECOVERY OF BIO-OIL FRACTIONS  
A process for quenching, separating and collecting targeted components of a hot pyrolysis product stream from the pyrolysis of biomass is provided. The process utilizes rapid quenching and...
8084594 H2N3 influenza A viruses and methods of use  
The present invention provides influenza A viruses that include a hemagglutinin subtype H2, a neuraminidase subtype N3, or the combination thereof. Included in the present invention are H2...
US20110303448 Pb-Free Sn-Ag-Cu-Al or Sn-Cu-Al Solder  
A solder alloy includes Sn, optional Ag, Cu, and Al wherein the alloy composition is controlled to provide a strong, impact-and thermal aging-resistant solder joint that has beneficial...
US20110298891 COMPOSITE PHASE-SHIFTING ALGORITHM FOR 3-D SHAPE COMPRESSION  
A method includes acquiring a 3-D geometry through use of a virtual fringe projection system and storing a representation of the 3-D geometry as a RGB color image on a computer readable storage...
US20110297535 ION BEAM SPUTTER TARGET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
A target for use in an ion beam sputtering apparatus made of at least two target tiles where at least two of the target tiles are made of different chemical compositions and are mounted on a main...
US20110294927 BIO-OIL FORMULATION AS AN ASPHALT SUBSTITUTE  
A bio-oil formulation, useful as an asphalt binder substitute in pavement and roofing shingles, includes bio-oil and a polymer additive. The bio-oil binder can include an asphalt additive. The...
8066478 Preventing hot-gas ingestion by film-cooling jet via flow-aligned blockers  
A system for cooling includes a surface to be cooled, at least one film-cooling hole within the surface for allowing a film cooling jet of coolant to reach the surface, each of the at least one...
8058048 Chimeric infectious DNA clones, chimeric porcine circoviruses and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to infectious DNA clones, infectious chimeric DNA clones of porcine circovirus (PCV), vaccines and means of protecting pigs against viral infection or postweaning...
US20110272190 DAMAGE RESISTANT POWER TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES  
An overhead transmission line support structure includes a base segment and a main segment extending upwardly from the base segment. The overhead transmission line structure further includes a...
8054146 Structures with negative index of refraction  
The invention provides simplified negative index materials (NIMs) using wire-pair structures, 4-gap single ring split-ring resonator (SRR), fishnet structures and overleaf capacitor SRR. In the...
US20110269820 SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY TREATMENT VIA TARGETING SMN2 CATALYTIC CORE  
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for blocking the effect of the intronic inhibitory splicing region of intron 7 of the SMN2 gene. The compositions and methods of the...
8043548 Polymer mortar composite pipe material and manufacturing method  
Composite material and plunger-cast pipe manufacturing method and system wherein the composite material includes waste, chemically unmodified PET material, one or more waste filler materials (e.g....
US20110256261 RESISTANT FOOD STARCHES AND METHODS RELATED THERETO  
The present invention provides novel resistant starches, methods to make the resistant starches, and methods to use the resistant starches. These resistant starches may be used as an ingredient in...
US20110255490 BANDWIDTH RECYCLING IN NETWORKS  
A method for use in a broadband wireless access protocol (such as IEEE 802.16 or Long Term Evolution (LTE)) includes scheduling by a base station a stand-by subscriber station for each subscriber...
US20110240121 Nanocrystalline Superlattice Solar Cell  
A nanocrystalline superlattice solar cell utilizing a superlattice constructed from alternating amorphous and nanocrystalline layers is provided. The amorphous layers of the superlattice include...
US20110229736 HIGH-TEMPERATURE COATINGS WITH PT METAL MODIFIED GAMMA-NI+GAMMA'-NI3AL ALLOY COMPOSITIONS  
An alloy including a Pt-group metal, Ni and Al in relative concentration to provide a γ-Ni+γ′-Ni3Al phase constitution, and a coating including the alloy.
US20110229735 HIGH-TEMPERATURE COATINGS WITH PT METAL MODIFIED GAMMA-NI+GAMMA'-NI3AL ALLOY COMPOSITIONS  
An alloy including a Pt-group metal, Ni and Al in relative concentration to provide a γ-Ni+γ′-Ni3Al phase constitution, and a coating including the alloy.