Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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7763428 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...
7759842 Method and apparatus for air-coupled transducer  
An air-coupled transducer includes a ultrasonic transducer body having a radiation end with a backing fixture at the radiation end. There is a flexible backplate conformingly fit to the backing...
US20100159604 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...
US20100159505 REAL-TIME MONITORING OF AGE PIGMENTS AND FACTORS RELATING TO TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES AND APPARATUS  
A fluorescent spectroscopic method and apparatus for real time direct detection of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in central nervous system tissue by monitoring the fluorescence of...
7739899 Leak detection using structure-borne noise  
A method for detection and location of air leaks in a pressure vessel, such as a spacecraft, includes sensing structure-borne ultrasound waveforms associated with turbulence caused by a leak from...
US20100151097 OPTIMIZATION OF COLICIN PRODUCTION  
High colicin producing bacteria strains are produced by introducing into a host cell multiple copies of a plasmid containing a colicin gene. A suitable host cell is a bacterium strain, Escherichia...
7731578 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...
US20100133726 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....
7722909 Terpene ester compounds as autoxidation inhibitors for frying oils  
The present invention relates to a method of preventing or reducing oxidation of a frying oil during frying. The method involves adding a terpene ester compound, including a terpenol esterified to...
7718130 Integrated thin-film sensors and methods  
Integrated photoluminescence (PL)-based chemical and biological sensors are provided comprising a photodetector (PD), a long-pass filter, an excitation source, and a sensing element, all based on...
US20100122375 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,...
7714101 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...
7700291 Genetic test for the identification of dwarfism in cattle  
Genetic markers for identifying bovine carriers of dwarfism in cattle, particularly Angus cattle is described. The genetic markers, including the microsatellite markers BMS4311 and AFR227 and the...
7699905 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...
US20100089176 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...
7696410 Rps-1-κ nucleotide sequence and proteins  
This invention relates to the purified and isolated family of Rps1-k disease resistance genes, proteins encoded thereby and use of the same to confer, enhance or otherwise modify resistance of...
7689056 Frame multi-resolution analysis in any number of dimensions  
A non-separable multiresolution structure based on frames by radial scaling functions is disclosed, which are minimally supported in the frequency. Resulting frame multiwavelets are also disclosed...
US20100064373 CLOAKING WITH FOOTPRINTS TO PROVIDE LOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION IN LOCATION-BASED SERVICES  
A method for using a location-based service while preserving anonymity includes receiving a location associated with a mobile node, receiving an anonymity level associated with the mobile node,...
7671627 Superscale processor performance enhancement through reliable dynamic clock frequency tuning  
In the case of a pipelined processor, a performance gain is achievable through dynamically generating a main clock signal associated with a synchronous logic circuit and generating at least one...
7662282 Permanent magnet array iron filter  
A permanent magnet array iron filter has a generally circular collar made of a high magnetic permeability material with a plurality of magnetic assemblies interiorly disposed longitudinally around...
7659322 Synthesis of anhydride containing polymers by microwave radiation  
The invention provides a method for preparing a polyanhydride by irradiating one or more diacids with microwave radiation in the presence of a carboxylic anhydride so as to acylate the one or more...
US20100028712 y'-Ni3Al MATRIX PHASE Ni-BASED ALLOY AND COATING COMPOSITIONS MODIFIED BY REACTIVE ELEMENT CO-ADDITIONS AND Si  
An alloy including about 16 at % to about 23 at % Al; about 3 at % to about 10 at % Cr; up to about 5 at % Si; up to about 0.3 at % of at least two reactive elements selected from Y, Hf, Zr, La,...
US20100021546 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...
US20100012235 Pt METAL MODIFIED y-Ni + y'-Ni3Al ALLOY COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DEGRADATION RESISTANT STRUCTURAL ALLOYS  
An alloy comprising 5 at % ≦Al<16 at %, about 0.05 at % to 1 at % of a reactive element selected from the group consisting of Hf, Y, La, Ce, Zr, and combinations thereof, and Ni, wherein the alloy...
US20100010240 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...
US20100005547 BACKBONE-FREE LOW TRANSGENE COPY TRANSGENIC PLANTS  
Methods and compositions reduce copy number of transgenes and minimizing vector backbone sequences in plant transformation. Bacterial strains including Agrobacterium strains with T-DNA integrated...
7642391 Palladium-catalyzed coupling of aryl halides with alkynes  
A method is provided to couple an aryl halide to an alkyne comprising reacting a compound of the formula ArX, wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group and X is I or Br, with a...
US20090324993 HIGH-TEMPERATURE COATINGS AND BULK ALLOYS WITH PT METAL MODIFIED GAMMA-NI +GAMMA'-NI3AL ALLOYS HAVING HOT-CORROSION RESISTANCE  
An alloy including a Pt-group metal, Ni and Al, wherein the concentration of Al is limited with respect to the concentration of Ni and the Pt-group metal such that the alloy includes substantially...
7639806 Fingerprinting digital devices using electromagnetic characteristics of their communications  
Methods and apparatus or systems for providing security based on innate characteristics of devices are disclosed. A method of providing security associated with communications from a digital...
7632819 Methods and compositions for inhibiting PKC delta cleavage for treatment and prevention of neurodegeneration and apoptosis  
Methods and compositions are provided which inhibit the apoptotic activity associated with oxidative stress in many disease states. According to the invention, inhibition of chemical cleavage of...
7627438 Observer based Q-control imaging methods for atomic force microscopy  
An observer based Q control method for a cantilever in an atomic force microscopy is provided that provides for a “dual” Q behavior such that a particular effective Q is achieved when a sample is...
7625703 Calpastatin (CAST) alleles  
Disclosed herein are novel alleles characterized by polymorphisms in the CAST gene. The alleles may be used to genetically type animals. In a preferred embodiment, the alleles may be used as...
7625515 Fabrication of layer-by-layer photonic crystals using two polymer microtransfer molding  
A method of manufacturing photonic band gap structures operable in the optical spectrum has been presented. The method comprises the steps of filling a plurality of grooves of an elastomeric mold...
7623993 Method and system to perform energy-extraction based active noise control  
A method to provide active noise control to reduce noise and vibration in reverberant acoustic enclosures such as aircraft, vehicles, appliances, instruments, industrial equipment and the like is...
7622254 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...
7618546 Iron catalysis in oxidation by ozone  
A means and method for improving ozone oxidation through the addition of an iron(II) catalyst is described.
7615649 Synthesis of polycyclic procyanidins  
A method for preparing A-type procyanidins is provided by reacting flavylium salts with catechins and analogs thereof, under anhydrous conditions in alcohol.
7611565 Device for hydrogen separation and method  
A device for hydrogen separation has a porous support and hydrogen separation material on the support. The support is prepared by heat treatment of metal microparticles, preferably of iron-based...
7604953 Bioamplification for microbial sensor signal transduction  
A process of detection of the causative agent of Johne's disease (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis) (MAP) by detecting shedding of surface protein of MAP. A preferred way is use of...
US20090252811 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...
7592159 Antibiotic alternatives  
The present invention relates to two recombinant colicin expression systems, one utilizing a yeast expression system that produces a protein that is inexpensive to purify, and the other utilizing...
US20090233864 NOVEL ANTIBIOTIC ALTERNATIVES  
The present invention relates to two recombinant colicin expression systems, one utilizing a yeast expression system that produces a protein that is inexpensive to purify, and the other utilizing...
US20090226613 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...
7587647 Method for testing analog and mixed-signal circuits using dynamic element matching for source linearization  
A method of testing an analog and/or mixed-signal circuit can be used in either a production or a built-in self test environment. The method includes generating an excitation signal for testing by...
7579150 Mobile RNA acts as a signal to regulate plant growth and development  
The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules which encode a BEL transcription factor from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and the amino acid sequences encoded by such nucleic...
7575752 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...
US20090197323 Identification and characterization of a novel alpha-amylase from maize endosperm  
SHE, a Starch Hydrolytic Enzyme active in maize endosperm (Zea mays), and the cDNA sequence encoding SHE are disclosed. The specificity of native, purified SHE is similar, in general terms, to...
US20090193712 PRETREATMENT OF COAL  
The present invention is directed toward a method of solubilizing coal. The method includes providing coal and providing an oxoacid ester of phosphorus or a mixture of an oxoacid of phosphorus and...
US20090192644 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING AN ARTICLE USING PORTABLE HAND-HELD TOOLS  
A method of manufacturing an article includes the steps of: establishing a defined location for a tool activity to occur; determining an actual location of the tool; comparing the actual location...
7563451 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...