Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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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.
8013791 Phased array system using baseband phase shifting  
A method of spatial control of a phased array system having a plurality of antenna elements is provided. The method includes providing a baseband signal, baseband phase shifting the baseband...
US20110212841 Low resistivity contact to iron-pnictide superconductors  
Method of making a low resistivity electrical connection between an electrical conductor and an iron pnictide superconductor involves connecting the electrical conductor and superconductor using a...
US20110203656 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...
US20110201118 NUCLEASE ACTIVITY OF TAL EFFECTOR AND FOKI FUSION PROTEIN  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for targeted cleavage of cellular chromatin in a region of interest and/or homologous recombination at a predetermined site in cells....
US20110197999 METHODS FOR MAKING HIGH-TEMPERATURE COATINGS HAVING PT METAL MODIFIED GAMMA-NI +GAMMA'-NI3AL ALLOY COMPOSITIONS AND A REACTIVE ELEMENT  
A method for making an oxidation resistant article, including (a) depositing a layer of a Pt group metal on a substrate to form a platinized substrate; and (b) depositing on the platinized...
7997867 Momentum preserving film-cooling shaped holes  
A system for cooling includes a surface to be cooled and 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...
7987735 Correlating push force and stalk vibration to a plant'S susceptibility to root lodging  
The present device enables measurement of the susceptibility of corn plants to root lodging. The device is used to push over a corn stalk and the force used to push over the stalk, and the...
US20110182788 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...
US20110173717 BPMV-based viral constructs useful for VIGS and expression of heterologous proteins in legumes  
The invention provides Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) vectors useful for expression of heterologous proteins in plants such as soybean. The BPMV vectors are also useful for virus-induced gene...
7960439 Environmentally sensitive foldable oligomers  
The invention relates to oligomers of cholic acid, cholate derivatives and amino acids called “foldamers” that undergo conformational changes in response to changes in temperature, solvent...
US20110138498 Modulation of receptor-like kinases for promotion of plant growth  
The invention provides the disclosure of a novel plant growth pathway involving several receptor like kinases. The pathway was shown to work largely independent of brassinosteroids and involves...
US20110137085 NOVEL METHOD FOR THE CONVERSION OF CELLULOSE AND RELATED CARBOHYDRATE MATERIALS TO LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT COMPOUNDS  
Methods of converting cellulose or related biorenewable carbohydrate materials into high-value chemical compounds. The methods provide a means of converting low-cost materials such as cellulose...
7943825 Metacaspase II in engineering soybean for disease resistance  
The present invention is in the field of soybean genetics. More specifically, the invention relates to nucleic acid molecules from regions in the soybean genome, which are associated with soybean...
US20110112182 DESIGN, SYNTHESIS AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ROTTLERIN ANALOGS  
A method of synthesizing rottlerin analogs is described. The synthesis methods described are the first known method of synthesizing rottlerin analogs from commercially-available materials to...
7939091 Biorational repellents obtained from terpenoids for use against arthropods  
The compositions comprise an effective repellent amount of one or more monoterpenoids, one or more sesquiterpenoids or a blend of one or more monoterpenoids and one or more sesquiterpenoids in...
7938033 Geared, continuously variable speed transmission  
A continuously variable speed transmission includes a first guideway, a second guideway, wherein the first guideway and the second guideway remain stationary during operation at a particular speed...
7932052 Use of methanobactin  
The invention provides compositions comprising and methods employing methanobactin, as well as methanobactin synthetase sequences.
US20110080471 Hybrid method for 3D shape measurement  
A method for three-dimensional shape measurement provides for generating sinusoidal fringe patterns by defocusing binary patterns. A method for three-dimensional shape measurement may include (a)...
7916982 All fiber magneto-optic on-off switch for networking applications  
An integrated fiber optic switch based on the magneto-optic effect of magnetic materials suitable for optical fiber networks is presented. The switch is based on the Faraday Effect exhibited by...
US20110070662 RAMAN-ACTIVE REAGENTS AND THE USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides a new class of Raman-active reagents for use in biological and other applications, as well as methods and kits for their use and manufacture. Each reagent includes a...
US20110070661 RAMAN-ACTIVE REAGENTS AND THE USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides a new class of Raman-active reagents for use in biological and other applications, as well as methods and kits for their use and manufacture. Each reagent includes a...
7910308 Genetic markers in fatty acid synthase for identification of meat product fatty acid content in cattle  
Genetic markers associated with fatty acid content in meat products from animals, particularly Angus cattle, are described. The genetic markers are located in the thioesterase-encoding region of...
7906665 Solid catalyst system for biodiesel production  
The invention provides efficient, inexpensive, and environmental friendly catalysts and catalyst systems. The catalysts can be used to catalyze esterification and/or transesterification reactions,...
US20110059174 PKCdelta REGULATES NEUROINFLAMMATORY EVENTS  
This invention relates to methods and pharmaceutical compositions for regulating the levels of proinflammatory substances released from activated microglia using a protein kinase C delta (PKCd)...
7894648 Colonoscopy video processing for quality metrics determination  
A computer-based method that allows automated measurement of a number of metrics that likely reflect the quality of a colonoscopic procedure. The method is based on analysis of a digitized video...
7893177 Redox polymer nanoparticles  
The invention provides nanoparticles and nanoparticle conjugates comprising one or more redox-active species, methods of making nanoparticles and nanoparticle conjugates, and methods for using...
7892729 Universal and differential serologic assay for swine influenza virus  
A universal and differential assay kit for the detection of antibodies to swine influenza virus (SIV) in a biological sample comprising SIV non-structural 1 (NS1) protein and SIV nucleoprotein...
US20110026869 Sagnac Interferometric Switch Utilizing Faraday Rotation  
A fiber-based, magneto-optic (MO) optical modulator or switch based on Sagnac interferometry is provided. The system uses a magneto-optic Faraday rotator (MOFR) to produce optical modulation with...
US20110020233 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...
US20110009612 AUTOMATED SOLUTION-PHASE ITERATIVE SYNTHESIS  
The first method for iterative solution-phase biomolecule synthesis is described. The method requires only 3 or fewer equivalents of building block at each coupling cycle, and incorporates a FSPE...
7869344 1+N network protection for mesh networks: network coding-based protection using P-cycles and protection paths  
A method and system for providing protection of multiple communication sessions using the bandwidth resources on the order of those required to protect a single communication session. This is...
7858345 Immunogenic Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae polypeptides  
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae polypeptides and nucleic acids, as well as nucleic acid expression vectors and host cells containing nucleic acid vectors are provided. In addition, compositions...
7858093 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...
7854946 Anti-inflammatory and anti-HIV compositions and methods of use  
The metabolic fingerprint and anti-inflammatory activity and anti-HIV activity of H. gentianoides is disclosed. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis shows that H. gentianoides...
US20100311818 DITERPENE MODULATOR OF MACROPHAGE PHAGOSOMAL MATURATION  
Novel uses for diterpene modulators of macrophage phagosomal maturation are provided. The diterpene isotuberculosinol is used as an immune modulator, assay for pharmaceutical compositions and an...
7842511 Colorimetric monitoring of reactions in solution and solid phase automated and manual systems  
The present invention relates to the a new protecting group, 4-(O-nitrophthalimido)butyric acid (NPB) that may be attached to a monomer unit during oligosaccharide synthesis such that upon...
7842295 Canine influenza virus and related compositions and methods of use  
The present invention provides an isolated canine influenza virus of subtype H3N8 comprising an HA having SEQ ID NO: 4 or an amino acid sequence that is greater than 99% identical to SEQ ID NO: 4,...
US20100294325 Metallic Layer-by-Layer Photonic Crystals for Linearly-Polarized Thermal Emission and Thermophotovoltaic Device Including Same  
Metallic thermal emitters consisting of two layers of differently structured nickel gratings on a homogeneous nickel layer are fabricated by soft lithography and studied for polarized thermal...
US20100294054 GEARED, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE SPEED TRANSMISSION  
A continuously variable speed transmission includes a first guideway, a second guideway, wherein the first guideway and the second guideway remain stationary during operation at a particular speed...
7833748 Identification of syn-stemodene synthase  
The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, sequencing, and functional characterization of the class I diterpene synthase sequence OsKSL11. Transcriptional control of OsKSL11...
US20100281623 DECOLORIZATION OF FABRICS USING PHOSPHORIC AND PHOSPHOROUS ACID DERIVATIVES  
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, and...
7829348 Raman-active reagents and the use thereof  
The present invention provides a new class of Raman-active reagents for use in biological and other applications, as well as methods and kits for their use and manufacture. Each reagent includes a...
US20100275817 ASPHALT MATERIALS CONTAINING BIO-OIL AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF  
An asphalt binder includes asphalt and an asphalt binder modifier, which includes bio-oil. The asphalt binder can include a carboxyl additive. The asphalt can optionally include polymer-modified...
7824926 Raman-active reagents and the use thereof  
The present invention provides a new class of Raman-active reagents for use in biological and other applications, as well as methods and kits for their use and manufacture. Each reagent includes a...
US20100267562 ACTIVATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN GLUTEN BY PH MODIFICATION  
Compositions and methods for inhibiting undesirable plants.
US20100248801 AIR MOVEMENT UNIT FOR BIOMASS CONVEYANCE, SEPARATION, OR COMBINE PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT  
A harvesting machine includes a self-propelled vehicle adapted for separating grain from non-grain material, a cleaning shoe and a fan for controlling air flow. The fan is positioned downstream of...
US20100246920 RECURSIVE SPARSE RECONSTRUCTION  
A method for real-time reconstruction is provided. The method includes receiving a sparse signal sequence one at a time and performing compressed sensing on the sparse signal sequence in a manner...