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7524888 Biorational repellents obtained from terpenoids for use against arthropods  
This invention provides compositions and methods useful for repelling target pests. The compositions comprise an amount of a monoterpenoid or sesquiterpenoid effective to repel a target pest from a...
7524678 Materials and methods for the alteration of enzyme and acetyl CoA levels in plants  
The present invention provides nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of acetyl CoA synthetase (ACS), plastidic pyruvate dehydrogenase (pPDH), ATP citrate lyase (ACL), Arabidopsis pyruvate...
7517976 Polynucleic acids isolated from a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)  
The present invention provides a purified preparation containing a polynucleic acid encoding at least one polypeptide selected from the group consisting of proteins encoded by one or more open...
7517375 Wear-resistant boride composites with high percentage of reinforcement phase  
A highly wear resistant sintered, hot pressed, or otherwise compacted ceramic composite material is described, consisting of two discrete phases of the form AlxMgyB14 where x and y ≦1 or like h...
7514587 Selective reduction of glycerol by porous silicon  
The invention provides a method to prepare 1,3-propanediol from glycerol. The glycerol is contacted with porous silicon in the presence of an acid to provide the resulting 1,3-propanediol. The...
US20090089894 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 the soybean genome, which are associated with soybean...
US20090081153 COMBINATION OF SYNTHETIC ANTIMICROBIAL POLYMERS AND SESQUITERPENOID COMPOUNDS  
The present invention provides compositions comprising a synthetic antimicrobial polymer and/or oligomer and a sesquiterpenoid compound useful in reducing the growth of microbes.
US20090055975 Plant virus transmission inhibitor and methods  
Provided is a peptide, peptide multimer or fusion protein containing such peptide which binds to the gut of sap-sucking insects, e.g., aphids. When bound, this peptide inhibits the binding of...
7495152 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...
US20090047286 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...
7492374 Computer aided design file processing  
One implementation provides a method for processing a first representation of a geometry of a component that is stored in a computer file. In this implementation, the method includes analyzing the...
US20090035325 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,...
US20090020924 Drying-mediated self-assembly of ordered or hierarchically ordered micro- and sub-micro scale structures and their uses as multifunctional materials  
Methods, apparatus, and systems of fabricating ordered or hierarchically ordered small-scale structures (e.g. micro- or sub-micro size) without the need for lithographic techniques or external...
US20090017562 RAMAN-ACTIVE REAGENTS  
Raman Active Reagents (ERLs) are developed which use a nanoparticle substrate substantially covered with a mixed monolayer derived from a Raman active reporter molecule and an analyte binding...
US20090010957 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 containing...
US20090010911 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR AFFECTING CYCLOPHILIN A REGULATION OF KINASES IN MODULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITIES  
The present invention relates to drug screening assays, therapeutic protocols and pharmaceutical compositions designed to target non-receptor tyrosine family kinases and components of the tyrosine...
US20090010447 Active Noise Control System  
An active noise control system includes a first microphone, a controller operably coupled to the first microphone, and a speaker operably coupled to the controller. The first microphone senses a...
7473822 Soybean transformation and regeneration using half-seed explant  
A method of transforming soybean comprising infecting half-seed explants of soybean with Agrobacterium tumefaciens containing a transgene, which method can further comprise regenerating the...
7473529 System and method for detecting cells or components thereof  
A system and method for detecting a detectably labeled cell or component thereof in a sample comprising one or more cells or components thereof, at least one cell or component thereof of which is...
US20090001024 USING ASYMMETRICAL FLOW FOCUSING TO DETECT AND ENUMERATE MAGNETIC PARTICLES IN MICROSCALE FLOW SYSTEMS WITH EMBEDDED MAGNETIC-FIELD SENSORS  
Improved detection and enumeration of magnetic particles in a flowing stream by enveloping the particle-containing sample stream with buffer streams from the sides and from the top, thus...
7470777 Compositions and methods related to modified retroviral vectors for restricted, site specific integration  
Embodiments of the invention include compositions comprising and methods utilizing a retroviral integrase complex comprising a recombinant integrase having a domain comprising a non-native protein...
7468187 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 ,...
US20080300169 Development of 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 a...
7459290 Methods of using functional 30S subunits  
A method of preparing a peptide in vitro in a defined translation mixture is provided. The method includes providing a defined translation reaction mixture comprising isolated and/or purified 30S...
US20080292490 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...
US20080281115 CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL TO IMPROVE ITS FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES TO REPLACE PETROLEUM WAXES  
A novel, chemically-modified partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO) is described. The PHVO is produced by a three-step reaction process that includes epoxidation, a ring-opening reaction,...
US20080268928 DOUBLE SHEAR MATERIAL CHOPPER  
A material chopper for chopping a material is provided. The double shear chopper may include a counter shear bar, a plurality of stationary knives associated with the counter shear bar, a shaft, at...
7443177 Characterization of conductor by alternating current potential-drop method with a four-point probe  
A method of determining material parameters associated with a conductor using four points includes injecting and extracting alternating current into the plate using current-carrying wires...
US20080248843 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. In...
US20080247953 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR AFFECTING SUBSTRATE DOCKING OF KINASES IN MODULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITIES  
The present invention relates to drug screening assays, therapeutic protocols and pharmaceutical compositions designed to target non-receptor tyrosine family kinases and components of the tyrosine...
US20080231184 Higher efficiency incandescent lighting using photon recycling  
A metallic photonic crystal (MPC) structure used as a filter with incandescent lighting is presented that significantly improves efficiency, while retaining the desirable color rendering index of...
US20080226666 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...
7419806 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 containing...
US20080199880 SPIN ARRAY METHOD  
An improvement in heterogeneous immunoassays to significantly reduce assay time, from as much as 50% up to 90% of what used to be typical assay times. The improvement involves rotating the captured...
7410107 Apparatus and method for reducing anhydrous ammonia application by optimizing distribution  
An apparatus, method, and system for distributing gas and/or liquid phase substance from an inlet to multiple outlets with reduced variations and distribution. The apparatus includes a body having...
US20080184396 POTATO TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS, METHODS OF USE THEREOF, AND A METHOD FOR ENHANCING TUBER 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 acid...
US20080153149 PURIFICATION OF THIN STILLAGE FROM DRY-GRIND CORN MILLING WITH FUNGI  
The present invention is directed to an improved method of processing thin stillage from ethanol production and/or other industrial processes to produce high value fungal biomass that can be...
US20080149549 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...
US20080141390 PLANT GENES INVOLVED IN NITRATE UPTAKE AND METABOLISM  
The present invention relates nucleic acid molecules that are modulated (e.g., upregulated) by nitrogen in corn, to proteins or polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, and promoters...
US20080139806 TRIAMINOPHOSPHINE LIGANDS FOR CARBON-NITROGEN AND CARBON-CARBON BOND FORMATION  
Methods and compounds are provided for the formation of carbon-nitrogen or carbon-carbon bonds comprising reacting an amine or an aryl boronic acid with an aryl halide in the presence of a...
7385058 Triaminophosphine ligands for carbon-nitrogen and carbon-carbon bond formation  
Methods and compounds are provided for the formation of carbon-nitrogen or carbon-carbon bonds comprising reacting an amine or an aryl boronic acid with an aryl halide in the presence of a...
7375343 A1MgB14 and related icosahedral boride semiconducting materials for neutron sensing applications  
A neutron detecting and method of use for a semiconducting material having a formula of M1M2B14 where M1 is aluminum, magnesium, silver, sodium or scandium and M2 is boron, chromium, erbium,...
7365533 Magneto-optic remote sensor for angular rotation, linear displacements, and evaluation of surface deformations  
A system and method to detect angular rotation, linear displacement and/or surface deformations is presented. The method is based on the ability of a linear polarized light to interact with...
US20080095914 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 7S-rich (β-conglycinin-rich) and 11S-rich ...
7360405 Method to transiently detect sample features using cantilevers  
An approach to determine cantilever movement is presented. An observer based state estimation and statistical signal detection and estimation techniques are applied to Atomic Force Microscopes. A...
US20080070061 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 substantiailly...
US20080057340 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.
US20080057339 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...
US20080057338 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.
US20080057337 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.