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US20100021546 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...
US20100012235 Pt METAL MODIFIED y-Ni + y'-Ni3Al ALLOY COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DEGRADATION RESISTANT STRUCTURAL ALLOYS  
An alloy comprising 5 at % ≦Al<16 at %, about 0.05 at % to 1 at % of a reactive element selected from the group consisting of Hf, Y, La, Ce, Zr, and combinations thereof, and Ni, wherein the alloy...
US20100010240 SYNTHESIS OF POLYCYCLIC PROCYANIDINS  
The invention provides compounds that are A-type procyanidins. The compounds can be prepared by reacting flavylium salts with catechins or analogs thereof, for example, under anhydrous conditions...
US20100005547 BACKBONE-FREE LOW TRANSGENE COPY TRANSGENIC PLANTS  
Methods and compositions reduce copy number of transgenes and minimizing vector backbone sequences in plant transformation. Bacterial strains including Agrobacterium strains with T-DNA integrated...
7642391 Palladium-catalyzed coupling of aryl halides with alkynes  
A method is provided to couple an aryl halide to an alkyne comprising reacting a compound of the formula ArX, wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group and X is I or Br, with a...
US20090324993 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...
7639806 Fingerprinting digital devices using electromagnetic characteristics of their communications  
Methods and apparatus or systems for providing security based on innate characteristics of devices are disclosed. A method of providing security associated with communications from a digital...
7632819 Methods and compositions for inhibiting PKC delta cleavage for treatment and prevention of neurodegeneration and apoptosis  
Methods and compositions are provided which inhibit the apoptotic activity associated with oxidative stress in many disease states. According to the invention, inhibition of chemical cleavage of...
7627438 Observer based Q-control imaging methods for atomic force microscopy  
An observer based Q control method for a cantilever in an atomic force microscopy is provided that provides for a “dual” Q behavior such that a particular effective Q is achieved when a sample is...
7625703 Calpastatin (CAST) alleles  
Disclosed herein are novel alleles characterized by polymorphisms in the CAST gene. The alleles may be used to genetically type animals. In a preferred embodiment, the alleles may be used as...
7625515 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...
7623993 Method and system to perform energy-extraction based active noise control  
A method to provide active noise control to reduce noise and vibration in reverberant acoustic enclosures such as aircraft, vehicles, appliances, instruments, industrial equipment and the like is...
7622254 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...
7618546 Iron catalysis in oxidation by ozone  
A means and method for improving ozone oxidation through the addition of an iron(II) catalyst is described.
7615649 Synthesis of polycyclic procyanidins  
A method for preparing A-type procyanidins is provided by reacting flavylium salts with catechins and analogs thereof, under anhydrous conditions in alcohol.
7611565 Device for hydrogen separation and method  
A device for hydrogen separation has a porous support and hydrogen separation material on the support. The support is prepared by heat treatment of metal microparticles, preferably of iron-based...
7604953 Bioamplification for microbial sensor signal transduction  
A process of detection of the causative agent of Johne's disease (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis) (MAP) by detecting shedding of surface protein of MAP. A preferred way is use of...
US20090252811 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...
7592159 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...
US20090233864 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...