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US20180171307 PESTIVIRUS VACCINES FOR CONGENITAL TREMORS  
The present invention relates to a vaccine for protecting a piglet against diseases associated with a novel pestivirus. The vaccine commonly includes a pestivirus antigen and, optionally an...
US20180171275 PHOTOBIOREACTOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
An algal growth system including a first flexible sheet material mounted in a first mounted geometry such that the height is greater than the width of the first mounted geometry, and a second...
US20180171045 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...
US20180153891 ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS  
The present invention describes novel pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions characterized by recurrent seizures, particularly, epilepsy....
9988318 Biodegradable fertilizer  
This invention relates to bio-renewable fertilizer compositions and methods of making and using the bio-renewable fertilizer compositions. In particular, the fertilizer compositions include...
US20180150457 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...
US20180148524 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...
US20180147275 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...
9981315 Atomizer for improved ultra-fine powder production  
A concentric ring gas atomization nozzle with isolated gas supply manifolds is provided for manipulating the close-coupled atomization gas structure to improve the yield of atomized powders.
US20180139961 (S)-5-ETHYNYL-ANABASINE, DERIVATIVES THEREOF, AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING  
(S)-5-ethynyl-anabasine and derivatives thereof; composition comprising same and a carrier; methods of treating an animal; method of protecting a plant from a pest; and methods of making compound...
US20180133793 Passivation And Alloying Element Retention In Gas Atomized Powders  
A method for gas atomization of a titanium alloy, nickel alloy, or other alumina (Al2O3)-forming alloy wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to...
US20180127771 INSECTICIDAL TOXINS FOR PLANT RESISTANCE TO HEMIPTERA  
Provided are chimeric Hemiptera-active insecticidal toxin proteins comprising a Bt toxin peptide with activity against Hemiptera, a peptide multimer or fusion protein containing such peptide which...
US20180127770 XA1-MEDIATED RESISTANCE TO TALE-CONTAINING BACTERIA  
The present invention generally provides methods to generate broad-spectrum resistance to Xanthomonas pathogenic bacteria in plants. The invention relates to nucleic acid sequences identified,...
9966533 Organic photovoltaic device with ferroelectric dipole and method of making same  
A method of fabricating an organic photovoltaic device. The method includes providing a first electrode which by applying a layer of conductive material onto a transparent substrate. The...
9963770 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...
US20180122570 BONDED PERMANENT MAGNETS PRODUCED BY BIG AREA ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING  
A method for producing a bonded permanent magnet by additive manufacturing, comprising: (i) incorporating components of a solid precursor material into at least one deposition head of at least one...
US20180118644 FAST PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS IN AN AUTOTHERMALLY OPERATING REACTOR  
The present invention is directed to a pyrolysis method. The method involves providing a biomass and subjecting the biomass, in a reactor operating under conditions of parasitic heat loss of less...
US20180117352 QUADRUPLE BUTTERFLY COIL  
Provided herein are embodiments of a Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element...
9957498 Photoremovable protecting groups and uses thereof  
The invention relates to a method for photoreleasing a moiety G from a compound of the formula A-G. The methods of the present invention comprise irradiating a composition comprising the compound...
9957218 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...
9956233 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...
US20180111124 HIGH-THROUGHPUT SELECTIVE CAPTURE OF BIOLOGICAL CELLS BY DIELECTROPHORESIS AT A BIPOLAR ELECTRODE ARRAY  
A microfluidic device comprising one or more fluidic microchannels and one or more arrays of wireless bipolar electrodes is disclosed. The disclosed microfluidic device can be used to separate...
US20180105826 MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING A BIOCHEMICAL COMPONENT IN A PLANT  
A method of modifying the amount of at least one biochemical component in a plant comprising expressing Qua-Quine Starch (QQS) in the plant, the wild-type of which does not express QQS; a...
US20180099091 AUTOMATIC INSULIN DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH MINIMIZED INPUT VARIABLE LAG  
This invention relates to automatic insulin delivery systems and methods of administering insulin. Preferably the systems and methods comprise a predictive feedforward control.
US20180094251 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR USING AN ACYL-ACYL CARRIER PROTEIN THIOESTERASE AND MUTANTS AND CHIMERAS THEREOF IN FATTY ACID SYNTHESIS  
A method of increasing production of fatty acids comprising introducing into a host and expressing therein an acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase (TE) from Bryantella formatexigens or a...
9932435 Thermoplastic elastomers via atom transfer radical polymerization of plant oil  
The present invention relates to a 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 monomer A,...
9926392 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...
9926201 Method, apparatus, and system for producing buckypaper or similar sheet or layer of elongated nanostructures with a degree of nanostructure alignment  
A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating buckypaper or similar sheets of nanostructures having relatively high aspect ratios. A dispersion of nanostructures such as nanotubes is subjected...
US20180083274 Secondary rechargeable battery  
The present invention provides a secondary battery. The battery includes an anode made of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal, or an alloy or solid solution thereof, a cathode made of copper...
US20180080103 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS USING ALUMINUM-RARE EARTH ALLOYS AND PRODUCTS MADE USING SUCH METHODS  
Described herein are additive manufacturing methods and products made using such methods. The alloy compositions described herein are specifically selected for the additive manufacturing methods...
US20180080102 SURFACE-HARDENED ALUMINUM-RARE EARTH ALLOYS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME  
Embodiments of surface-hardened aluminum-rare earth alloys and methods of making the alloys are disclosed. In some embodiments, the alloy comprises aluminum and 4 wt % to 60 wt % of a rare earth...
9920302 Pestivirus vaccines for congenital tremors  
The present invention relates to a vaccine for protecting a piglet against diseases associated with a novel pestivirus. The vaccine commonly includes a pestivirus antigen and, optionally an...
9920145 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...
US20180076373 SOLUTION PHASE SYNTHESIS OF HIGHLY PROCESSIBLE NANOCRYSTALLINE LiZnP AND SIMILAR TERNARY SEMICONDUCTORS  
Nowotny-Juza phases offer a wide range of potential applications including solar cell and thermoelectric device fabrication. The disclosure presents a solution phase synthesis of the Nowotny-Juza...
US20180072632 SILICA ENCAPSULATION OF UREOLYTIC BACTERIA FOR SELF-HEALING OF CEMENT-BASED COMPOSITES  
One aspect of the present invention is directed to a method of preparing encapsulated ureolytic cells. This method includes blending freeze dried ureolytic cells and an aqueous solution to form a...
US20180069264 Oxy-thio-nitride mixed network former solid electrolytes  
An ion conductivity mixed chalcogenide (e.g. oxy-sulfide), mixed network former solid electrolyte is provided for use in solid state batteries.
US20180064804 PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS STRAINS AND IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS THEREFROM  
The present invention is directed to novel nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (“PEDV”), including novel genotypes thereof, all of which are useful in the...
US20180064032 ROUND MODULE WEIGHING USING DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SENSING  
A harvester generates a round module and positions the round module on a handler. The handler includes a cylinder having a base end and a rod end. A differential pressure across the cylinder is...
9907865 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...
US20180057686 ASPHALT PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THEM FOR REJUVENATION AND SOFTENING OF ASPHALT  
The present invention relates to relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. This method includes providing an asphalt binder and providing a compound of formula (I): as described...
US20180054983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED TO BETTER CONTROL DRIFT  
A system and method for predicting a future wind direction and speed and, based thereon, determining a future wind-driven drift and providing the information to an operator or automatically acting...
US20180053964 Transient electronic device  
A transient electronic device is provided having a transient substrate with an electronic component constructed thereon. The electronic component comprises colloidal metallic particles that are...
US20180051267 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.
US20180051266 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.
US20180051263 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING AND USING A 3-KETOACYL-ACYL CARRIER PROTEIN (ACP) SYNTHASE III (KASIII) FOR PRODUCTION OF BI-FUNCTIONAL FATTY ACIDS  
A mutant Bacillus subtilis, which does not express a functional KASIIIA and/or KASIIIB, and method of making; a mutant Rhodospirillum rubrum, which does not express a functional PhaC1, PhaC2,...
9896836 Apparatus, method, and system for high capacity band brake type variable friction damping of movement of structures  
Implementation of high performance controllable damping devices can ameliorate cost-effectiveness of structural systems for mitigation of natural hazards relative to structures such as building,...
9896698 miRNA396 and growth regulating factors for cyst nematode tolerance in plants  
The present invention presents methods to alter the genetic composition of crop plants susceptible to nematode infection to improve tolerance to the same. Methods and compositions for modulating...
9889187 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...
US20180030465 MODIFICATION OF TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSOR BINDING SITE IN NF-YC4 PROMOTER FOR INCREASED PROTEIN CONTENT AND RESISTANCE TO STRESS  
Method of increasing protein content in a eukaryotic cell comprising an NF-YC4 gene comprising modifying the transcriptional repressor binding site; method of producing a plant with increased...
9878967 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...