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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.
US20080056976 SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR THE FORMATION OF CONTINUOUS MAGNESIUM DIBORIDE AND DOPED MAGNESIUM DIBORIDE WIRES  
A chemically doped boron coating is applied by chemical vapor deposition to a silicon carbide fiber and the coated fiber then is exposed to magnesium vapor to convert the doped boron to doped...
US20080038582 High-temperature coatings with pt metal modified y-Ni+y'-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.
7326360 Cobalt ferrite based magnetostrictive materials for magnetic stress sensor and actuator applications  
Magnetostrictive material based on cobalt ferrite is described. The cobalt ferrite is substituted with transition metals (such manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) or mixtures...
US20080026903 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...
7323629 Real time music recognition and display system  
Systems and methods for performing simple and quick real time single music note recognition algorithm based on fuzzy pattern matching are disclosed. In one aspect, the systems and methods use a...
US20080021232 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...
US20080019912 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...
US20080011390 Galfenol steel  
A magnetostrictive alloy containing iron and gallium comprising: Fe100−(x+y+z)GaxAlyCz; where x is of from about 5 at. % to about 30 at. %;where x+y is of from about 5 at. % to about 30 at. %; a...
US20080003129 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.
7313948 Real time detection of loss of cantilever sensing loss  
An approach to detect when a cantilever loses interaction with a sample, thereby detecting when a portion of an image obtained using a cantilever is spurious is presented. An observer based...
7312080 Plant resistance to insect pests mediated by viral proteins  
The invention involves combining a peptide toxin effective against insects, including but not limited to thrips, leaf hoppers, and beetles, with a transport peptide capable of facilitating transfer...
US20070289119 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...
7309723 Redox polymer nanoparticles  
The invention provides nanoparticles comprising one or more redox-active species, methods of making such nanoparticles, and methods for using such nanoparticles, for example, as diagnostic agents...
7309384 Method and apparatus for filtering gas with a moving granular filter bed  
A method and apparatus for filtering gas (58) with a moving granular filter bed (48) involves moving a mass of particulate filter material (48) downwardly through a filter compartment (35);...
7304228 Creating realtime data-driven music using context sensitive grammars and fractal algorithms  
Musical approaches are applied to the sonification of data. The musical approaches do not require directly mapping data to sound. Data is interpreted and transformed into sound through...
7303878 Genetic markers for improved meat characteristics in animals (MC4R)  
Genetic markers in the porcine melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene are disclosed which are associated with favorable meat quality traits including, drip loss, marbling, pH and color. Further, novel...
7294606 Substrate and method for the formation of continuous magnesium diboride and doped magnesium diboride wire  
A chemically doped boron coating is applied by chemical vapor deposition to a silicon carbide fiber and the coated fiber then is exposed to magnesium vapor to convert the doped boron to doped...
US20070238110 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...
7279166 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...
PP18101 Seaside alder named ‘September Sun’  
A new variety of Alnus maritima subsp. oklahomensis plant named ‘September Sun’ that is characterized by fast vertical growth of ≈89 cm (35 inches) per year over the first two years after estab...
7276627 One pot sequential reactions and novel products produced thereby  
A method for producing sequenced reaction products comprising performing, in one pot, a first reaction at a lower temperature followed by a second reaction at a higher temperature in the presence...
7276353 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...
7273662 High-temperature coatings with Pt metal modified γ-Ni+γ′-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.
US20070215843 Structures With Negative Index Of Refraction  
The invention provides simplified negative index materials (NIMs) using wire-pair structures, 4-gap single ring split-ring resonator (SRR), fishnet structures and overleaf capacitor SRR. In the...
7272265 Methods for performing DAF data filtering and padding  
A method for padding, filtering, denoising, image enhancing and increased time-frequency acquisition is described for digitized data of a data set is described where unknown data is estimated using...
7270988 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...
7266796 Fastplace method for integrated circuit design  
A method for efficient analytical placement of standard cell designs includes obtaining a placement of cells using a wirelength objective function, modifying the placement of cells by cell shifting...
7265263 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...
7264957 Polynucleic acids isolated from a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), proteins encoded by the polynucleic acids, vaccines based on the proteins and/or polynucleic acids, a method of protecting a pig from a PRRSV and a method of detecting a 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...
7264802 Proteins encoded by polynucleic acids of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)  
The present invention provides a purified preparation containing, for example, at least one polypeptide selected from the group consisting of proteins encoded by one or more open reading frames...
US20070192302 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...
7256323 RPSk-1 gene family, nucleotide sequences and uses thereof  
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...