Patents and Patent Applications from Iowa State University


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9782827 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...
US20170283893 Solid State Grain Alignment Of Permanent Magets in Near-Final Shape  
Magnet microstructure manipulation in the solid state by controlled application of a sufficient stress in a direction during high temperature annealing in a single-phase region of heat-treatable...
US20170283615 IMPROVED ASPHALT PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THEM  
The present invention relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. The method involves providing an asphalt and providing a compound of formula (I), as described herein. The asphalt is...
US20170275402 POLYMERIZATION CATALYSTS  
The present invention relates to processes for polymerizing unsaturated hydrocarbon monomers. The present invention also relates to a precatalyst having the structure of Formula (I):...
US20170263945 FUEL-CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING ENERGY FROM CRUDE FUEL  
The present invention relates to a fuel-cell system. This system includes an anode electrode; a cathode electrode; a separator positioned between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode,...
9758775 TAL effector-mediated DNA modification  
Materials and Methods related to gene targeting (e.g., gene targeting with transcription activator-like effector nucleases; “TALENS”) are provided.
US20170247542 REJUVENATION OF VACUUM TOWER BOTTOMS THROUGH BIO-DERIVED MATERIALS  
The present invention relates to an asphalt product. The asphalt product includes an asphalt binder and a bio-oil blend comprising a mixture of a non-hydrogenated bio-oil and a partially...
9745561 Genetic test and genetic basis for SCID in pigs  
The genetic basis for severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) in pigs is described. In addition, tests for detecting pigs that are carriers for SCID or pigs with SCID are also described....
9743673 Modification of nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria to enhance nodulated plant resistance  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for modification of rhizobacteria to reduce or eliminate gibberellin production. The modified rhizobacteria are used in methods and...
US20170240934 PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN  
One aspect of the present invention relates to a method of modifying thermoplastic properties of lignin rich biomass to reduce agglomeration during any subsequent pyrolysis. The method comprises...
US20170239780 Lubricated mechanical polishing  
A lubricated mechanical polishing (LMP) process is provided that uses hard nanoparticles of less than 5 nm diameter dispersed in a fluid lubricant as a polishing slurry to produce an ultra-smooth...
9740081 Double lens device for tunable harmonic generation of laser beams in KBBF/RBBF crystals or other non-linear optic materials  
A method and apparatus to generate harmonically related laser wavelengths includes a pair of lenses at opposing faces of a non-linear optical material. The lenses are configured to promote...
US20170234628 Supernucleating multiscale copper surfaces for high performance phase change heat transfer  
A method is provided for forming a biphilic surface on a substrate comprising copper, such as a heat exchanger surface, wherein the method involves forming one or more hydrophilic areas on the...
9736685 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,...
US20170226243 TACKIFIER COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
The present invention relates to tackifier compounds and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a tackifier compound including independently substituted...
9725788 Recovering heavy rare earth metals from magnet scrap  
A method of treating rare earth metal-bearing permanent magnet scrap, waste or other material in a manner to recover the heavy rare earth metal content separately from the light rare earth metal...
US20170218101 THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS VIA REVERSIBLE ADDITION-FRAGMENTATION CHAIN TRANSFER POLYMERIZATION OF TRIGLYCERIDES  
The present invention relates to a thermoplastic block copolymer comprising at least one PA block and at least one PB block. The PA block represents a polymer block comprising one or more units of...
US20170213626 NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNET WITH SELECTIVE SURFACE MODIFICATION, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME  
A bulk high performance permanent magnet comprising a neodymium-iron-boron core having an outer surface, and a coercivity-enhancing element residing on at least a portion of said outer surface,...
US20170211081 FOXTAIL MOSAIC VIRUS-BASED VECTORS FOR GENE SILENCING AND GENE EXPRESSION  
The present invention provides plant virus vectors developed from the Foxtail mosaic virus (FoMV). The vectors include a nucleic acid sequence encoding an infectious Foxtail mosaic virus (FoMV)...
US20170209443 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF ORALLY ACTIVE FYN KINASE INHIBITOR SARA-CATINIB (AZD 0530) AGAINST PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND OTHER RELATED NEURODEGENARATIVE DISEASES  
The present invention describes novel pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions characterized by neuroinflammation, particularly, Parkinson's...
US20170197701 COOLING OF AEROSPACE FLIGHT SYSTEMS  
The invention relates generally to a novel cooling system and fuel preheating system for use in an advanced, high speed aerospace vehicle. A hydrocarbon fluid, such as fuel is accelerated to...
9702753 Grain mass flow estimation  
A method of calibrating a mass flow sensor while harvesting grain includes sensing an accumulated mass of a portion of grain within the grain tank with a first sensor. A mass flow rate sensor is...
9700052 Methods and compositions comprising steroid honey bee feeding inhibitors  
Applicants have discovered novel steroid feeding inhibitors for Apis sp. that can be used in connection with traditional insecticide, pesticide, fungicide or other pest management protocols. The...
9695217 Peptide domains that bind small molecules  
Described herein are small peptide domains and consensus sequences that bind small target molecules of industrial importance, e.g., metals such as nickel, β carotene, and isoflavones such as...
US20170183274 METHOD OF CONVERTING LEVULINIC ACID OR A DERIVATIVE THEREOF TO HYDROCARBONS AND HYDROGEN, AND METHODS OF THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROCARBONS AND HYDROGEN  
The present invention relates to a method of converting levulinic acid or a derivative thereof to hydrocarbons and hydrogen by providing a source of levulinic acid or a derivative thereof and...
9688997 Genetically modified plants with resistance to Xanthomonas and other bacterial plant pathogens  
Applicants have successfully generated heritable phenotypes in plants making them resistant to bacterial blight. TAL effector binding elements, (EBEs) of bacterial pathogen disease susceptibility...
9688794 Tackifier compounds and methods of using the same  
The present invention relates to tackifier compounds and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a tackifier compound including independently substituted...
9684221 Broadband terahertz generation of metamaterials  
Provided are systems and methods to generate single-cycle THz pulses from a few tens of nanometers thin layer of split ring resonators (SRRs) via optical rectification of femtosecond laser pulses....
9683021 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...
US20170166998 Method for producing La/Ce/MM/Y base alloys, resulting alloys, and battery electrodes  
A carbothermic reduction method is provided for reducing a La-, Ce-, MM-, and/or Y-containing oxide in the presence of carbon and a source of a reactant element comprising Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb,...
US20170154036 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECOGNIZING, CLASSIFYING, RECALLING AND ANALYZING INFORMATION UTILIZING SSM SEQUENCE MODELS  
A biologically-inspired model for sequence representation, method of construction and application of such models, and systems incorporating same are provided. The model captures the statistical...
9663364 Method of making alkali metal hydrides  
A method is provided for making alkali metal hydrides by mechanochemically reacting alkali metal and hydrogen gas under mild temperature (e.g room temperature) and hydrogen pressure conditions...
9650463 Thermoplastic elastomers via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of triglycerides  
The present invention relates to a thermoplastic block copolymer comprising at least one PA block and at least one PB block. The PA block represents a polymer block comprising one or more units of...
9650309 Stability of gas atomized reactive powders through multiple step in-situ passivation  
A method for gas atomization of oxygen-reactive reactive metals and alloys wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive...
US20170130001 BIOADVANTAGED NYLON: POLYCONDENSATION OF 3-HEXENEDIOIC ACID WITH HEXAMETHYLENEDIAMINE  
The present invention relates to a polymer comprising a repeating group having the structure of formula (I) wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, X, and s are as described herein and salt thereof. Also...
US20170129995 ELECTROCHEMICAL ISOMERIZATION OF MUCONIC ACID  
Various embodiments disclosed relate to electrochemical isomerization of muconic acid. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method to prepare trans,trans-muconic acid. The...
US20170129839 ISOMERIZATION OF MUCONIC ACID  
Various embodiments disclosed relate to isomerization of muconic acid. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of forming trans,trans-muconic acid. The method includes...
US20170129111 MICROROBOTIC TENTACLES WITH SPIRAL BENDING CAPABILITY BASED ON SHAPE-ENGINEERED ELASTOMERIC MICROTUBES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME  
Elastomer-based soft-robotic micro-tentacles capable of winding around and holding microscale objects and methods of fabricating same are provided. To realize the thin, highly deformable...
9645006 Calibration of grain mass measurement  
A method of calibrating a mass flow sensor while harvesting grain includes sensing an accumulated mass of a portion of grain within the grain tank with a first sensor. A mass flow rate sensor is...
US20170121783 Cobalt-Lean alnico alloy  
Provided is an Alnico alloy that is lean (i.e., lower) in Co content and yet at least retains substantially the same or better magnetic properties as the corresponding more costly, commercially...
US20170120065 DEEP TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A coil configuration and method for transcranial magnetic stimulation enabling stimulation of deep regions of the brain without excessively stimulating the cortex is provided. The coil...
US20170119909 ROOM TEMPERATURE FERROMAGNETIC GADOLINIUM SILICIDE NANOPARTICLES  
A particle usable as T1 and T2 contrast agents is provided. The particle is a gadolinium silicide (Gd5Si4) particle that is ferromagnetic at temperatures up to 290 K and is less than 2 μm in...
US20170118914 GRAIN MASS FLOW RATE DETERMINATION  
A harvester includes an auger tube having a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, an auger flight within the first portion of the tube and terminating prior to the second...
US20170107465 MINIATURIZED CONTINUOUS-FLOW FERMENTING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
A system, method, and apparatus for the fermentation of a beverage by use of continuous flow is provided. The fermented beverage can be any of a wine, beer, mead, ale, soda, cider, or other. The...
US20170106006 Neuroprotection by Mitochondria-Targeted Metformin  
The present invention provides modified metformin compounds, particularly mito-metformin compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Methods of using the compounds to provide...
9617312 Peptide domains that bind small molecules of industrial significance  
Described herein are small peptide domains and consensus sequences that bind small target molecules of industrial importance, e.g., metals such as nickel, β carotene, and isoflavones such as...
9617236 Synthesis of coumalic acid  
A method to prepare coumalic acid comprising (a) heating a solution in dichloroethane of malic acid and sulfuric acid or a solution in dichloroethane of malic acid and a perfluorosulfonic acid or...
US20170096730 Castable High-Temperature Ce-Modified Al Alloys  
A cast alloy includes aluminum and from about 5 to about 30 weight percent of at least one material selected from the group consisting of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. The cast alloy has a...
US20170095891 Lead-free composite solder  
A composite solder material for mixing with flux to provide a composite solder paste. The solder material includes a mixture having a relatively low melting solder or solder-forming powder and a...
9611439 Bio-oil fractionation and condensation  
The present invention relates to a method of fractionating bio-oil vapors which involves providing bio-oil vapors comprising bio-oil constituents. The bio-oil vapors are cooled in a first stage...