Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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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...
7795863 Method and apparatus for forming coil for use in eddy current sensing probe  
A coil for use in an eddy current sensing probe is formed through depositing film traces. The film traces can be directly deposited. The film traces can be deposited on the outer surface of a core...
US20100227339 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...
7790651 Porous silica and metal oxide composite-based catalysts for conversion of fatty acids and oils to biodiesel  
A recyclable esterification or transesterification catalyst and methods for making and using the same are provided herein. The catalyst can be used to prepare biodiesel or methyl soyate from...
7778995 Geometric search engine  
One implementation provides a method to provide information associated with a previously designed component having a geometry that is similar to a geometry of a source component. In this...
US20100203353 Pb-Free Sn-Ag-Cu-Mn Solder  
A solder alloy comprises Sn, Ag, Cu, and Mn and has a melting temperature of about 211 degrees C. A solder joint and solder process embody the solder alloy as well as solder balls and solder paste...
US20100196971 SEQUESTRATION OF COMPOUNDS FROM MICROORGANISMS  
The invention provides novel mesoporous particles and methods for the selective sequestration of organic compounds from microorganisms, such as from various genera and species of algae that...
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...