Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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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...
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...