Patents and Patent Applications from Kansas State University


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9791445 Rift Valley Fever Virus glycoproteins, Gn and Gc, and their use  
The present invention describes subunit vaccines containing Gn and Gc glycoproteins of the Rift Valley Fever Virus, including nucleic acids encoding such glycoproteins, host cells, vectors, and...
US20170275644 PLANTS WITH ENHANCED TOLERANCE TO MULTIPLE ABIOTIC STRESSES  
The present disclosure describes genetically-modified plants having enhanced tolerance to multiple abiotic stressors, such as extreme temperatures (heat or cold) and/or drought. Abiotic stress...
US20170274064 MODIFIED BAT INFLUENZA VIRUSES AND THEIR USES  
Vaccine compositions useful for vaccination against a target influenza strain, and method and kits for using the same. The vaccines comprise a live attenuated influenza virus that is synthetically...
US20170265940 HIGH-EFFICIENCY, DIRECTIONAL MICROWAVE ABLATION ANTENNA  
An electrosurgical device (10) operable to deliver microwave energy to cause targeted tissue ablation is provided. The electrosurgical device (10) comprises an antenna (26), a reflector (30), and...
US20170234876 RAPID TEST TO DETERMINE THE NECESSITY OF REVACCINATION  
Rapid, point of care semi-quantitative tests for viral or bacterial antibody titer, and methods and kits for carrying out the same. The test article comprises a first elongated solid support with...
US20170232116 MULTIFUNCTIONAL METALLIC NANOPARTICLE-PEPTIDE BILAYER COMPLEXES  
Described are nanoparticulates comprising a metallic nanoparticle core and a peptide coating or shell encapsulating the nanoparticle core and being covalently bonded thereto. The coating is formed...
9731034 Protease assay  
The present invention provides a diagnostic reagent or assay for assessing the activity of a protease in vivo or in vitro and methods of detecting the presence of a cancerous or precancerous cell....
US20170219548 NANOSENSORS FOR DETECTING ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY IN DAIRY PRODUCTION  
Methods for detecting biomarkers of inflammation, infection, and/or bacterial activity in dairy production, which indicate issues with the milk itself or issues related to the health of the cow....
US20170204429 ACETYL-CoA CARBOXYLASE HERBICIDE RESISTANT SORGHUM  
The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants, plant...
US20170189334 PEPTIDE HYDROGEL PROPERTIES AND ITS APPLICATIONS  
Peptide hydrogels having a self-assembling, 3-dimensional nanofiber matrix are described. The nanofiber matrix comprises an amphiphilic peptide and optionally albumin. The peptide comprises...
US20170188602 GUMMY ANIMAL TREAT AND METHOD OF PREPARATION  
A process of forming a gelatin-based animal treat is provided. The process comprises forming a composition comprising a gelatin component, a carbohydrate material, and an aqueous liquid. The...
9682155 Protease assay  
The present invention provides a diagnostic reagent or assay for assessing the activity of a protease in vivo or in vitro and methods of detecting the presence of a cancerous or precancerous cell....
US20170145436 ACETOLACTATE SYNTHASE HERBICIDE RESISTANT SORGHUM  
The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing sorghum crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants,...
US20170144935 SILICON-BASED POLYMER-DERIVED CERAMIC COMPOSITES COMPRISING H-BN NANOSHEETS  
Polymer-derived ceramic composites are described herein. The composites are formed using hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet-functionalized silicon-based ceramic precursor polymers. The composites a...
US20170137839 ACETOLACTATE SYNTHASE HERBICIDE RESISTANT SORGHUM  
The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing sorghum crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants,...
US20170131272 TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLUORESCENCE DIFFERENCE SPECTROSCOPY CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPARTICLES AND THEIR INTERACTIONS  
Methods of characterizing nanoparticles, nanoparticle complexes, and their biomolecular interactions are provided. Concurrent excitation and emission wavelength scans are performed and the optimal...
US20170107532 GENE ENCODING FHB1 RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT DISEASE AND USES THEREOF  
A protein conferring resistance to Fusarium Head Blight disease (FHB) is described, along with the DNA sequence of the corresponding gene and mRNA copy (cDNA). The cDNA of Fhb1 gene can be used to...
9625590 Apparatus and method for determination of one or more free neutron characteristics  
A neutron detection system may include a neutron detector including a plurality of neutron detection devices, a plurality of discrete neutron moderating elements, wherein each of the neutron...
9617530 Acetyl-CoA carboxylase herbicide resistant sorghum  
The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants, plant...
US20170065978 NON-INVASIVE MONITORING CANCER USING INTEGRATED MICROFLUIDIC PROFILING OF CIRCULATING MICROVESICLES  
A microfluidic exosome profiling platform integrating exosome isolation and targeted proteomic analysis is disclosed. This platform is capable of quantitative exosomal biomarker profiling directly...
9587248 Mayetiola destructor susceptibility gene one (Mds-1) and its application in pest management  
Plants having increased resistance to a pest relative to corresponding control plants are provided. The resistant plants have inhibited expression, activity, or function of a susceptibility gene,...
9555405 Nanoparticle catalyst capable of forming aromatic hydrocarbons from CO2 and H2  
Nanocatalysts and methods of using the same to obtain aromatic hydrocarbon compounds from a source of carbon atoms and a source of hydrogen atoms in a single reaction step is provided. The...
9506081 Transgene construct to improve Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat and barley  
Resistance of plants, particularly wheat and barley, to Fusarium head blight (FHB) and other Fusarium-related diseases may be induced or enhanced by transformation with a nucleic acid (DNA)...
9474759 Broad-spectrum antivirals against 3C or 3C-like proteases of picornavirus-like supercluster: picornaviruses, caliciviruses and coronaviruses  
Antiviral protease inhibitors, including peptidyl aldehydes, peptidyl α-ketoamides, peptidyl bisulfate salts, and peptidyl heterocycles, are disclosed, along with related antiviral compounds, and...
9465120 Apparatus and method for the determination of one or more neutron source characteristics  
A neutron detection system includes a plurality of neutron detector assemblies, the neutron detector assemblies including a plurality of neutron detection devices, wherein the neutron detection...
9458252 Starch esters and method of preparation  
A lipophilic starch is provided along with methods of making the same. The starch is prepared by modifying the starch with an organic acid anhydride reagent, such as octenyl succinic anhydride,...
9453111 Boron-modified silazanes for synthesis of SiBNC ceramics  
New methods for synthesizing boron-modified silazanes, their use as polymer-derived ceramic precursors, and polymer-derived ceramics and composites formed therefrom are disclosed. The polymeric...
9441112 Pressure sensitive adhesives, coatings, and films from plant oils  
Compositions useful for preparing pressure sensitive adhesives, coatings, and/or films are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. The compositions are made from renewable,...
9440857 Process for high-yield production of graphene via detonation of carbon-containing material  
A method of producing pristine graphene particles through a one-step, gas-phase, catalyst-free detonation of a mixture of one or more carbon-containing compounds hydrocarbon compounds and one or...
US20160250314 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING, TREATING, AND PROTECTING AGAINST FUSOBACTERIUM INFECTION  
The present invention relates to protecting against, treating, and detecting Fusobacteria infections. Compositions and methods derived from nucleic acid and protein sequences of a 40 kDa Adhesin...
US20160235044 IMMUNE COMPETENT MODELS OF HUMAN DISEASE  
Immunocompetent animal models having immunological tolerance to a xenograft and methods of producing the same. The animal models are tolerized to the xenograft in the pre-immune, fetal or...
US20160233305 DIRECT FORMATION OF GRAPHENE ON SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES AND STRUCTURES PREPARED THEREBY  
The invention generally related to a method for preparing a layer of graphene directly on the surface of a semiconductor substrate. The method includes forming a carbon-containing layer on a front...
US20160194652 EXPRESSION OF THERMOSTABLE STARCH SYNTHASE GENES IMPROVES THE YIELD IN HEAT STRESS  
Genetically-modified plants having increased tolerance to heat stress are described. Methods of producing such genetically-modified plants are also disclosed. The genetically-modified plants...
US20160181596 ROBUST MoS2/GRAPHENE COMPOSITE ELECTRODES FOR NA+ BATTERY APPLICATIONS  
The synthesis of layered free-standing papers, films, tapes, and painted coatings. composed of acid-functionalized, few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) flakes...
US20160156230 HELICAL ANTENNA WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM  
A wireless power transfer system including a transmitting antenna with a first conductive helix wound about a first helical axis, and a first ground plane positioned adjacent to and angled...
9355842 Direct and sequential formation of monolayers of boron nitride and graphene on substrates  
The invention generally related to a method for preparing a layer of graphene directly on the surface of a substrate, such as a semiconductor substrate. The layer of graphene may be formed in...
9343533 Direct formation of graphene on semiconductor substrates  
The invention generally related to a method for preparing a layer of graphene directly on the surface of a semiconductor substrate. The method includes forming a carbon-containing layer on a front...
9309284 Macrocyclic and peptidomimetic compounds as broad-spectrum antivirals against 3C or 3C-like proteases of picornaviruses, caliciviruses and coronaviruses  
Antiviral protease inhibitors, including macrocylic transition state inhibitors and peptidomimetics are disclosed, along with related antiviral compounds, and methods of using the same to treat or...
9308247 Compositions and methods for detecting, treating, and protecting against fusobacterium infection  
The present invention relates to protecting against, treating, and detecting Fusobacteria infections. Compositions and methods derived from nucleic acid and protein sequences of a 40 kDa Adhesin...
9297022 Compositions and methods for controlling parasitic nematodes  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for controlling nematode infestation of plants or animals. In particular, the present invention provides vectors comprising sequences...
US20160056451 FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE ELECTRODE HIGH-RATE PERFORMANCE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES  
A composite material comprising graphene or reduced to graphene oxide and a polymer-derived ceramic material, such as SiOC, is provided. The composite materials can be used to construct anodes...
9267964 Electrochemically-grown nanowires and uses thereof  
Nanowire apparatus and methods of using the same are disclosed. The apparatus include nanowires that are attached to and extend from varying substrates and can be used in the manipulation of cells...
US20160030629 PEPTIDE-ALBUMIN HYDROGEL PROPERTIES AND ITS APPLICATIONS  
Peptide-albumin hydrogels having a self-assembling, 3-dimensional nanofiber matrix are described. The nanofiber matrix comprises an amphiphilic peptide and albumin. The peptide comprises a...
US20160009741 ALUMINUM-MODIFIED POLYSILAZANES FOR POLYMER-DERIVED CERAMIC NANOCOMPOSITES  
Methods for synthesizing aluminum-modified silazanes, their use as polymer-derived ceramic precursors, and polymer-derived ceramics and carbon nanotube core/shell nanocomposites formed therefrom...
9216154 Protease selective supramolecular assemblies  
Supramolecular assemblies for delivering active agents to cancerous or precancerous tissues in a subject are provided. These supramolecular assemblies are also useful in assays for detecting and...
US20150315032 THERMOCHEMICAL AMMONIA AND HYDROCARBONS  
Reactant materials for use in the synthesis of compounds comprising a non-metal and hydrogen, and methods of making and using the same are provided. The reactant materials generally comprise first...
US20150247176 STARCH SPHERULITES HAVING CONTROLLED ENZYMATIC DIGESTION  
Starch spherulites are produced by debranching of amylopectin-containing starch into short linear α-1,4-linked glucans (e.g., short-chain amylose, SCA). The debranched linear glucans are directly...
US20150224211 LEUKOCYTES AS DELIVERY CELLS FOR IMAGING AND DISEASE THERAPY  
Theranostic methods are described herein, which are useful in diagnosing and/or treating infection, inflammation, and/or cancer. The methods utilize naturally-occurring leukocytes for in situ...
9106055 Gas filled hollow fiber laser  
Apparatus, systems, and methods using an optically pumped gas filled hollow fiber laser can be implemented in a variety of applications. In various embodiments, operation of an optically pumped...
9081100 Apparatus and method for determination of one or more free neutron characteristics  
A neutron detection system may include a neutron detector including a plurality of neutron detection devices, a plurality of discrete neutron moderating elements, wherein each of the neutron...