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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 acid...
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...
US20090169735 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...
7555177 All fiber magneto-optic on-off switch for networking applications  
A fiber optic switch based on the magneto-optic effect of magnetic materials is presented. Due to the optical fiber based construction of the switching device it is suitable for optical fiber...
US20090158851 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...
7548650 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...
7547677 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...
US20090148475 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...
US20090148472 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...
7544617 Die scale control of chemical mechanical polishing  
A method for control of chemical mechanical polishing of a pattern dependant non-uniform wafer surfaces in a die scale wherein the die in the wafer surface have a plurality of zones of different...
7541462 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...
US20090136991 Identifying Naive, Infected, or Vaccinated Mammals  
This document provides methods and materials related to assessing a mammal's immunological state. For example, methods and materials related to assessing a mammal to determine whether the mammal is...
US20090135717 NETWORK PROTECTION USING NETWORK CODING  
A method for protecting against link failures in a communications network having a plurality of paths between senders and receivers is provided. The method includes sending data units by the...
7536477 Access mechanisms for efficient sharing in a network  
One embodiment provides a computer-implemented method for processing data on a node. In this embodiment, the node first determines if a first transit buffer on the node is empty, wherein the first...
7531217 Methods for making high-temperature coatings having Pt metal modified γ-Ni +γ′-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...
US20090113867 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...
US20090112007 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,...
US20090110772 WATER SOLUBILIZATION OF CELLULOSICS AND RELATED COMPOUNDS  
The present invention is directed toward a method of solubilizing melaninic, ligninic, chitinic, and/or cellulosic material. The method includes providing melaninic, ligninic, chitinic, and/or...
7525016 Identification of syn-copalyl diphosphate synthase  
The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, sequencing, and functional characterization of the class I and II terpene sequences OsCPS1ent, OsCPS2ent, OsCPS4syn, and OsDTS2....
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...