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8590061 Optimal excitation force design indentation-based rapid broadband nanomechanical spectroscopy  
An optimal input design method and apparatus to achieve rapid broadband nanomechanical measurements of soft materials using the indentation-based method for the investigation of fast evolving...
8586768 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...
8586363 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.
8586059 Cattle vaccines  
This document provides live non-pathogenic M. bovis bacteria and compositions containing live non-pathogenic M. bovis bacteria. This document also provides methods of using live non-pathogenic M....
US20130303795 METHOD OF MAKING FATTY ACID N-ACYLALKANOLAMINES  
The present invention relates to methods for making a fatty acid N-acylalkanolamine having the formula: One of the methods comprises the steps of providing a vinyl ester of a fatty acid having the...
8574948 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...
8569579 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...
US20130252909 TANNIN INHIBITORS OF HIV  
The invention provides a method to prevent or treat HIV-infection with synthetic tannins, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising synthetic tannins.
8541188 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...
8534146 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...
US20130239254 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...
US20130230942 Organic Photovoltaic Device with Ferroelectric Dipole and Method of Making Same  
A method of fabricating an organic photovoltaic device. The method includes providing a first electrode which by applying a layer of conductive material onto a transparent substrate. The...
8524109 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...
8512114 Double shear material chopper  
A material chopper may include a counter shear bar, a plurality of stationary knives associated with the counter shear bar, a shaft, at least one rotor section operatively connected to the shaft,...
US20130212741 MOLECULAR CLONING OF BROWN-MIDRIB2 (bm2) GENE  
The present invention relates to methods for altering the concentration or composition of lignin in a plant; a method of making a mutant plant having an altered level of MTHFR protein compared to...
US20130212141 Computing Time-Decayed Aggregates Under Smooth Decay Functions  
Aggregates are calculated from a data stream in which data is sent in a sequence of tuples, in which each tuple comprises an item identifier and a timestamp indicating when the tuple was...
8507730 Selective oxidation of organic substrates to partially oxidized products  
Selective oxidation of organic substrates to partially oxidized products by ozone in acetonitrile solvent, using Fe(II) catalysis.
US20130184383 THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS VIA ATOM TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION OF PLANT OIL  
The present invention relates to a block copolymer comprising at least one PA block and at least one PB block. The PA block represents a polymer block comprising one or more units of monomer A,...
8487283 Multi-channel polarized thermal emitter  
A multi-channel polarized thermal emitter (PTE) is presented. The multi-channel PTE can emit polarized thermal radiation without using a polarizer at normal emergence. The multi-channel PTE...
US20130174778 Controlled Fabrication of Semiconductor-Metal Hybrid Nano-Heterostructures via Site-Selective Metal Photodeposition  
A method of synthesizing colloidal semiconductor-metal hybrid heterostructures is disclosed. The method includes dissolving semiconductor nanorods in a solvent to form a nanorod solution, and...
8478082 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...
8476480 Bio-oil fractionation and condensation  
A method of fractionating bio-oil vapors which involves providing bio-oil vapors comprising bio-oil constituents is described. The bio-oil vapors are cooled in a first stage which comprises a...
US20130156800 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...
US20130155892 Computing Time-Decayed Aggregates in Data Streams  
Aggregates are calculated from a data stream in which data is sent in a sequence of tuples, in which each tuple comprises an item identifier and a timestamp indicating when the tuple was...
US20130150595 LEWIS AND BRONSTED-LOWRY ACID-CATALYZED PRODUCTION OF 5-HYDROXYMETHYLFURFURAL (HMF) FROM GLUCOSE  
Described is a process to make hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from glucose. The process includes the steps of reacting a feedstock solution comprising glucose, in the presence of a homogeneous...
US20130149334 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...
US20130145488 MESOPOROUS SILICA NANOPARTICLES SUITABLE FOR CO-DELIVERY  
The invention provides gold-plated mesoporous silicate bodies comprising pores and at least one agent and methods of using those bodies.
US20130137821 AMPHIPHILIC MULTI-ARM COPOLYMERS AND NANOMATERIALS DERIVED THEREFROM  
The present invention relates to polymers, nanomaterials, and methods of making the same. Various embodiments provide an amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer. The copolymer includes a core unit and a...
8450471 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.
8450246 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...
8449916 Antimicrobial compositions and methods  
The invention provides compositions and methods to treat microbial infections in animals, to inhibit the replication of microbes in infected cells, and to kill pathogens in infected cells. The...
US20130130897 IMPROVING ACTIVITY OF CORN GLUTEN MEAL AS AN HERBICIDE USING DRY ACID TREATMENT  
A composition comprises a substantially dry mixture of substantially dry corn gluten meal and substantially dry solid acid, wherein the amount of the substantially dry solid acid is effective to...
US20130129564 Method for producing La/Ce/MM/Y base alloys, resulting alloys and battery electrodes  
A carbothermic reduction method is provided for reducing a La-, Ce-, MM-, and/or Y-containing oxide in the presence of carbon and a source of a reactant element comprising Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb,...
8445577 Amphiphilic multi-arm copolymers and nanomaterials derived therefrom  
The present invention relates to polymers, nanomaterials, and methods of making the same. Various embodiments provide an amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer. The copolymer includes a core unit and a...
US20130122581 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.
8440432 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.
8440431 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.
US20130116138 PEPTIDE DOMAINS THAT BIND SMALL MOLECULES OF INDUSTRIAL SIGNIFICANCE  
Described herein are small peptide domains and consensus sequences that bind small target molecules of industrial importance, e.g., metals such as nickel, β carotene, and isoflavones such as...
US20130115434 Manufacturing Method of Photonic Crystal  
A manufacturing method of a photonic crystal is provided. In the method, a high-refractive-index material is conformally deposited on an exposed portion of a periodic template composed of a...
8438522 Logic element architecture for generic logic chains in programmable devices  
A reconfigurable device includes an arrangement of a plurality of cells and routing resources for transmitting signals between the cells. The plurality of cells comprises carry-select reuse cells,...
US20130103713 COMPUTING CORRELATED AGGREGATES OVER A DATA STREAM  
Described herein are approaches for computing correlated aggregates. An aspect provides for receiving a stream of data elements at a device, each data element having at least one numerical...
US20130103711 COMPUTING CORRELATED AGGREGATES OVER A DATA STREAM  
Described herein are approaches for computing correlated aggregates. An aspect provides for receiving a stream of data elements at a device, each data element having at least one numerical...
US20130102823 METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLEFINS  
The present invention provides a method to produce olefins by the decarboxylation of organic carboxylic acids in the presence of an organopalladium catalyst.
US20130101516 NANOPARTICLES AND NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS  
The invention provides multivalent surface-crosslinked micelle (SCM) particles, crosslinked reverse micelle (CRM) particles, and methods of making and using them. The SCM particles can be used,...
US20130097729 Aphicidal Toxins and Methods  
Provided are chimeric aphicidal and insecticidal toxin proteins comprising peptide, peptide multimer or fusion protein containing such peptide which binds to the gut of sap-sucking insects, e.g.,...
US20130096342 DEPOLYMERIZATION OF POLYLACTIC ACID  
The invention provides energy efficient depolymerization of polyesters such as post-consumer polylactic acid. Ultrasonic induced implosions can be used to facilitate the depolymerization. The...
8415489 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...
US20130073561 RANDOM SAMPLING FROM DISTRIBUTED STREAMS  
Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for random sampling from distributed streams. An aspect provides a method for distributed sampling on a network with a plurality of...
US20130073221 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF FLUID AND SUBSTRATE COMPOSITION OR PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES  
Techniques for identifying a composition of a target fluid using a set of vectors representing known residue patterns for a two or more fluids including said target fluid is provided. An exemplary...
US20130060067 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...