Patents and Patent Applications from Michigan State University


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US20180200313 Selection and Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria Preventing Bone Loss in Mammals  
The present invention comprises a method for selecting lactic acid bacterial strains effective for preventing bone loss in humans and strains that have been selected according to the presented...
10010288 Screening for neurological disease using speech articulation characteristics  
Detection of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease can be accomplished through analyzing a subject's speech for acoustic measures based on human factor cepstral coefficients (HFCC)....
US20180181893 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CROP LAND EVALUATION AND CROP GROWTH MANAGEMENT  
The disclosure relates to methods and related systems for precision crop modeling and management using the same. Precision crop modeling and management can be incorporated into various methods for...
US20180179357 ENERGY DISSIPATIVE COMPOSITION INCLUDING A HYDROGEL REINFORCED WITH NANOPOROUS PARTICLES  
A composition includes hydrogel and nanoporous particles having an internal cavity without any liquid therein in an ambient condition. In another aspect, a hybrid hydrogel includes particles...
10006039 Production of oil in vegetative tissues  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for providing RNA interference (RNAi) vectors comprising trigalactosyldiacylglycerol (tgd) biosynthesis enzyme constructs for increasing...
10004917 Neural prosthetic device and method of making same  
A neural prosthetic device can selectively deliver light to different cortical layers, at different depths, in the brain. The device includes LEDs and corresponding waveguides that can extend into...
US20180170987 CRYPTIC POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF  
The disclosure features, among other things, polypeptides comprising a Cryptic polypeptide, a functional fragment thereof, or variants of any of the foregoing. Also featured are nucleic acids...
9994539 Formation of 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid from aldaric acids  
The disclosure relates to a method for forming 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from aldaric acids. The aldaric acids are dehydrating and cyclizing via acid catalysis to form the FDCA product....
US20180156902 SHEAR VISCOSITY IMAGING WITH ACOUSTIC RADIATION FORCE  
Shear waves are generated and measured in viscoelastic phantoms by a single push beam. Using numerical simulations or an analytical function to describe the diffraction of the shear wave, the...
US20180153124 FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT RESISTANCE IN PLANTS  
Plants, plant cells, and plant seeds are described herein that are resistant to Fusarium head blight (FHB). The plants, plant cells, and plant seeds can be wheat plants, plant cells, and plant seeds.
9988352 Compounds for inhibition of fungal toxin production  
The invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods that can inhibit the biosynthesis of mycotoxins.
US20180148706 METHYL BUTENOL SYNTHASE  
The present invention provides novels genes encoding methyl butenol (MBO) synthase, methyl butenol synthases and their use in methyl butenol production.
US20180145687 GATING GRID DRIVER FOR GAS RADIATION DETECTORS  
A gating grid driver for use with radiation detectors, such as time projection chambers and other similar devices that require a gating grid that operates in a bipolar mode with different...
US20180135108 METHOD FOR DETECTING BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS  
This disclosure provides a method for detecting bacterial and fungal pathogens at clinically relevant concentrations in a clinical fluid sample using a visual color change test. The method...
US20180135070 STRUCTURALLY MODIFIED COI1  
Described herein are plants that are resistant to herbicides, such as herbicide compositions comprising coronatine, where the herbicide-resistant plants express a modified CORONATINE INSENSITIVE 1...
9968643 Selection and use of lactic acid bacteria preventing bone loss in mammals  
The present invention comprises a method for selecting lactic acid bacterial strains effective for preventing bone loss in humans and strains that have been selected according to the presented...
US20180124972 CHERRY TREE ROOTSTOCK NAMED 'CLINTON'  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20180124971 Cherry tree (rootstock) named 'LAKE'  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20180124970 CHERRY TREE (ROOTSTOCK) NAMED 'CLARE'  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20180124969 Cherry tree rootstock named 'CASS'  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20180124968 Cherry tree (ROOTSTOCK) NAMED 'CRAWFORD'  
A new cherry tree variety suitable for use as rootstock.
US20180120251 Nanoparticle-Serialized Oligonucleotide Methods, Compositions, and Articles  
The disclosure relates to the use of nanoparticles that are coated with unique oligonucleotide (e.g., DNA) sequences of various base lengths (“nano-DNA”) that act as barcodes for product...
US20180117538 POLYACID-FUNCTIONALIZED POROUS MEMBRANES, RELATED METHODS, AND RELATED POLYACID POLYMERS  
The disclosure relates to processes, related polyacid polymers, and related articles for functionalizing a porous membrane by contacting the membrane with a polyacid polymer at low pH to stably...
9960037 Laser assisted SiC growth on silicon  
A method for forming a compound on a substrate is provided. The method includes depositing a composition onto a surface of a substrate; illuminating the composition and the substrate with pulsed...
9951431 Electrocatalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of oxygenated and unsaturated organic compounds  
A process and related electrode composition are disclosed for the electrocatalytic hydrogenation and/or hydrodeoxygenation of organic substrates such as biomass-derived bio-oil components by the...
US20180108846 ORGANIC SALTS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE ORGANIC AND TRANSPARENT SOLAR CELLS  
Photo-active devices including a substrate, a first electrode, an active layer including an organic salt or salt mixture that selectively or predominantly harvests light from the near infrared or...
9944939 CslA9 gluco-mannan synthase gene  
The invention relates to plants that contain higher proportions of mannans. Such plants express transcription factors that increase the expression of CSLA9, a mannan synthase.
US20180095097 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING, MONITORING, AND TREATING AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE  
Compositions and methods for measuring C-peptide binding by cells, including cells expressing Glut1, using a C-peptide binding facilitator, such as an albumin. Such methods include incubating the...
US20180094274 14-3-3 Proteins Enhance WRINKLED1 Transcription Factor-Regulated Oil Production  
The application describes plants, plant cells, and seeds that express WRINKLED1 transcription factors and/or 14-3-3 proteins that are useful for increasing production of oils in plants and seeds....
9932571 Use of galerina marginata genes and proteins for peptide production  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods comprising genes and peptides associated with cyclic peptides and cyclic peptide production in mushrooms. In particular, the present...
US20180085355 Compositions and Methods for Inhibiting Bacterial Growth  
The present disclosure provides, among other a things, compositions and methods useful for inhibiting bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These compositions and methods find many uses in...
US20180073759 Intelligent Sensing System For Indoor Air Quality Analytics  
Existing indoor air quality monitoring technologies focus on measuring which turn out to be effective in increasing people's awareness of air quality. However, the lack of identification of...
US20180057546 MINIMIZED CYANOBACTERIAL MICROCOMPARTMENT FOR CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION  
A fusion chimeric protein is described herein that can assemble a functional carboxysome core, which is able to fix carbon by taking atmospheric carbon dioxide and converting it into useful...
US20180056292 MICROCHEMICAL SYSTEM APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS OF FABRICATION  
The disclosure relates to microchemical (or microfluidic) apparatus as well as related methods for making the same. The methods generally include partial sintering of sintering powder (e.g.,...
9903788 Electroactive polymer-based flow sensor and methods related thereto  
An apparatus includes an electroactive polymer member and a first electric terminal and a second electric terminal. The electroactive polymer member has a free portion configured to change...
US20180051293 GENETIC CONTROL OF CELL SIZE  
Described herein are mutant cyanobacterial cell populations that have a smaller mean cell length than wild type cyanobacterial cell populations of the same species.
US20180051042 METHODS FOR FORMING SATURATED (HETERO)CYCLIC BORYLATED HYDROCARBONS AND RELATED COMPOUNDS  
The disclosure relates to methods for forming at least partially saturated cyclic and heterocyclic borylated hydrocarbons, as well as related compounds, which can be precursor compounds in the...
9900137 Dynamic channel bonding in multicarrier wireless networks  
To address the inefficiency and unfairness issues in channel bonding, a dynamic channel bonding protocol is presented in which a node is allowed to start a transmission as long as a narrow channel...
9890457 Microwave plasma reactors  
Microwave plasma assisted reactors, for example chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) reactors, are disclosed. The disclosed reactors operate at high pressures (>180-320 Torr) and high power densities...
9890325 Method for labeling nanoclay for tracking them within different solid and liquid material  
A method of monitoring a location of a nanoparticle within a material is described herein. The method includes the steps of providing at least one nanoclay particle, attaching a fluorescent tag to...
9884964 Asphalt foam collapse test methods and related apparatus  
The disclosure relates to asphalt foam collapse test methods and related apparatus for the measurement and determination of foamed asphalt binder quality, in particular warm-mix asphalt. Various...
9873896 Yeast strains  
Several mutated strains of Scheffersomyces stipitis are generated by repetitive culturing of the parent strain on two types of concentrated hydrolyzates and with ethanol-challenged xylose-fed...
US20180015991 GLIDING ROBOTIC FISH NAVIGATION AND PROPULSION  
A robotic submersible includes a housing having a body and a tail. In another aspect, a pump and a pump tank adjust the buoyancy of a submersible housing. In a further aspect, a first linear...
9856791 Wave disc engine apparatus  
A wave disc engine apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a constricted nozzle in a wave rotor channel. A further aspect provides a sharp bend between an inlet and an outlet in a fluid...
US20170364327 COST-AWARE SECURE OUTSOURCING  
Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a request to execute a computational task,...
9845478 Compositions and methods for xylem-specific expression in plant cells  
The invention provides promoter sequences that regulate specific expression of operably linked sequences in developing xylem cells and/or in developing xylem tissue. The developing xylem-specific...
US20170356976 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING CELL NUMBERS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)  
A system and method are provided for tracking magnetically-labeled substances, such as transplanted cells, in subjects using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The method includes obtaining a...
US20170348770 METALLIC SINTERING COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING BORON ADDITIVES AND RELATED METHODS  
The disclosure relates to sintering compositions that can be used in three-dimensional printing or additive manufacturing processes. The sintering compositions generally include one or more...
US20170342451 BIOSYNTHESIS OF PACLITAXEL INTERMEDIATE  
The invention relates to methods of making compounds useful for production of paclitaxel and analogs or derivatives thereof.
US20170336360 Rotating Current Excitation with Array Magnetic Sensors Nondestructive Testing Probe For Tube Inspection  
A probe capable of inducing a rotating magnetic field to excite a conductive tube includes an array of magnetic field sensors to detect and characterize defects in the tube. The probe includes a...