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8304561 Synthetic route to ABCD-porphyrins  
A method of making a metalloporphyrin is carried out by reacting (i) a linear tetrapyrrole, said linear tetrapyrrole having a 19-acyl group and a 1-protecting group, with (ii) a metal salt under...
8298620 Methods of preparing thin films by electroless plating  
The present invention provides methods of controlling properties of a thin film applied to a substrate whereby the properties of the thin film may be controlled by the surface morphology of the...
8294024 Processes for forming photovoltaic devices  
Photovoltaic cells, including silicon solar cells, and methods and compositions for making such photovoltaic cells are provided. A silicon substrate having an n-type silicon layer is provided with...
US20120261999 RECONFIGURABLE POWER SYSTEMS AND CONVERTERS  
Reconfigurable power systems and converters and operating methods therefor are disclosed. Reconfigurable power systems may include a DC power source, an electrical energy storage device, an AC...
8288529 Geometric synthesis of porphyrin rods  
A method of making a compound of Formula I′ comprises reacting a compound of the formula DLCHO, with a compound of the formula to produce the compound of Formula I′. Methods of using the compounds...
8278439 Synthesis of phosphono-substituted porphyrin compounds for attachment to metal oxide surfaces  
A method of making a phosphono-substituted dipyrromethane comprises reacting an aldehyde or acetal having at least one phosphono group substituted thereon with pyrrole to produce a...
8278340 Inhibition of biofilms in plants with imidazole derivatives  
Disclosure is provided for methods of preventing, removing or inhibiting microbial biofilm formation or microbial infection in a plant or plant part thereof, including applying thereto a treatment...
US20120246772 Sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-013GNLC'  
‘NCORNSP-013GNLC’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato plant. It is a compact, semi-upright; mounding, spreading, cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental sweetpotato...
US20120246771 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-014BWPI'  
‘NCORNSP-014BWPI’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato plant. ‘NCORNSP-014BWPI’ is an erect to semi-erect, bunch-type cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental...
US20120246770 Sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-015SCPI'  
‘NCORNSP-015SCPI’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato plant. ‘NCORNSP-015SCPI’ is a compact, semi-upright; mounding, cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental...
US20120231690 MULTICOMPONENT FIBERS AND MICRODENIER FABRICS PREPARED BY FIBRILLATION THEREOF  
Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made therefrom are provided. The fibers include a multilobal sheath fiber component surrounding a core fiber component, wherein the fibers can be fibrillated to...
US20120220519 Peptide Aptamers that Bind to the Rep Proteins of ssDNA Viruses  
Polypeptides and fusion proteins that bind to eukaryotic viruses, in particular, eukaryotic single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) viruses are provided. The polypeptides and fusion proteins bind to the...
US20120219744 THERMALLY RESPONSIVE COMPOSITE MATERIALS  
A thermally responsive composite material is provided, comprising a first layer, a second layer and a third layer where the third layer is between the first and second layers. The third layer...
US20120216822 TOBACCO INBRED PLANTS NCBEX1F, NCBEX1MS, AND NC EX90  
The present invention provides tobacco inbred plants NCBEX1F and NCBEX1MS, and NC EX90. The present invention also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present...
US20120211016 PLASTIC FROM TOBACCO BIOMASS  
A tobacco bioplastic composition for use in, on or around a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco composition is provided, the tobacco bioplastic composition being derived from the Nicotiana...
US20120197575 METHOD OF ABSORBANCE CORRECTION IN A SPECTROSCOPIC HEATING VALUE SENSOR  
A method and apparatus for absorbance correction in a spectroscopic heating value sensor in which a reference light intensity measurement is made on a non-absorbing reference fluid, a light...
US20120196325 LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES ENCODING CARBOHYDRATE UTILIZATION-RELATED PROTEINS AND USES THEREFOR  
Carbohydrate utilization-related and multidrug transporter nucleic acids and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, carbohydrate...
US20120196147 COMPOSITE METAL FOAM AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF  
The present invention is directed to composite metal foams comprising hollow metallic spheres and a solid metal matrix. The composite metal foams show high strength, particularly in comparison to...
8231941 Procedure for preparing redox-active polymers on surfaces  
This invention provides novel methods for the formation of redox-active polymers attached to surfaces. In certain embodiments, the methods involve providing redox-active molecules bearing at least...
US20120188467 BEAM STEERING DEVICES INCLUDING STACKED LIQUID CRYSTAL POLARIZATION GRATINGS AND RELATED METHODS OF OPERATION  
A beam steering apparatus includes a first beam steering stage and at least a second beam steering stage arranged in-line with the first beam steering stage. The first beam steering stage includes...
8227009 Process for making whey proteins having improved thermal stability in beverage applications at neutral pH  
The present invention is directed to a method for producing a thermal stable whey protein beverage comprising: (a) providing an aqueous solution of at least 2% (w/w) whey proteins and having a...
US20120175696 MULTILAYER FLOATING GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FET) DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS  
Multilayer floating gate field-effect transistor (FET) devices and related methods are provided. A multilayer floating gate FET device can include a first floating gate separated via a first...
US20120171129 Inhibition and Dispersion of Bacterial Biofilms with Benzimidazole Derivatives  
Disclosure is provided for benzimidazole derivative compounds that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions including these compounds, devices including these...
US20120168772 PASSIVATION OF ALUMINUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATES  
The present invention provides methods of protecting a surface of an aluminum nitride substrate. The substrate with the protected surface can be stored for a period of time and easily activated to...
8212055 Refined routes to chlorin building blocks  
A method of making chlorins comprises the steps of reacting (e.g. condensing) a dipyrrin western half intermediate with an eastern half intermediate to form a tetrahydrobilene, and then cyclizing...
8212023 Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of porphyrins  
A method of making a porphyrin is carried out by: (a) condensing (i) a 1,9-bis(N,N-)dialkylaminomethyl)dipyrromethane of Formula II: with (ii) a dipyrromethane to produce a reaction product; then...
8211485 Process for preparing hypoallergenic and non-allergenic peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) utilizing an endopeptidase  
The present invention relates to the use of a solution containing at least one endopeptidase to substantially reduce or completely eliminate allergenic proteins contained in the peanut (Arachis...
8208578 Systems, methods, and computer readable media for fractional pre-emphasis of multi-mode interconnect  
Systems, methods, and computer readable media for fractional pre-emphasis of multi-mode interconnect are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method...
8207329 Synthesis of chlorins and phorbines with enhanced red spectral features  
The present invention provides compounds of the general Formula DI: along with methods of making such compounds, formulations containing the same, and methods of using the same (e.g., in...
8201445 Methods and compositions for removing residues and substances from substrates using environmentally friendly solvents  
Environmentally friendly solvents used to dissolve or remove residues and/or substances from substrates wherein the residue and/or substance is contacted with a Generally Recognized As Safe...
US20120149590 LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES ENCODING CELL SURFACE PROTEIN HOMOLOGUES AND USES THEREFORE  
Cell wall, cell surface and secreted protein nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides and fragments and variants thereof are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, cell wall, cell surface...
US20120148841 Method and Apparatus for Making an Improved High Surface Area Fiber  
The present invention is directed to a high surface area fiber and method for making the same. The fiber includes a co-extruded internal fiber and an external sheath that is washed with a solvent...
US20120132387 COMPOSITE METAL FOAM AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF  
The present invention is directed to composite metal foams comprising hollow metallic spheres and a solid metal matrix. The composite metal foams show high strength, particularly in comparison to...
8189893 Methods, systems, and computer program products for binary multiplexing x-ray radiography  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for binary multiplexing x-ray radiography are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein can include irradiating an...
8188456 Thermionic electron emitters/collectors have a doped diamond layer with variable doping concentrations  
A thermionic electron emitter/collector includes a substrate and a doped diamond electron emitter/collector layer on the substrate. The doped diamond electron emitter/collector layer has at least...
8188298 Synthetic route to ABCD-porphyrins  
A method of making a metalloporphyrin is carried out by reacting (i) a linear tetrapyrrole, said linear tetrapyrrole having a 19-acyl group and a 1-protecting group, with (ii) a metal salt under...
8187824 Porphyrinic compounds for use in flow cytometry  
The present invention provides a method of detecting (e.g., by flow cytometry) a target compound, cell or particle, wherein the target is labelled with a detectable luminescent compound. The...
US20120131710 Pearlbush shrub named 'Blizzard'  
‘Blizzard’ is a new pearlbush plant particularly distinguished by its compact habit, smaller plant height and width, larger flower diameter, and larger genome size.
US20120131709 Weigela shrub named 'Sunset'  
‘Sunset’ is a new weigela shrub particularly distinguished by its semi-dwarf habit, and unique variegated foliage with green centers and multicolored margins ranging from and including ivory...
8182557 Use of lignocellulosics solvated in ionic liquids for production of biofuels  
The present invention provides a method for converting lignocellulosic material into biofuel. In particular embodiments, the method comprises pre-treating lignocellulosic material by dissolving...
US20120118308 ALTERATION OF TOBACCO ALKALOID CONTENT THROUGH MODIFICATION OF SPECIFIC CYTOCHROME P450 GENES  
Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N′-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in Nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated...
US20120117933 ALTERATION OF TOBACCO ALKALOID CONTENT THROUGH MODIFICATION OF SPECIFIC CYTOCHROME P450 GENES  
Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N′-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in Nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated...
8178337 Lactobacillus acidophilus nucleic acid sequences encoding carbohydrate utilization-related proteins and uses therefor  
Carbohydrate utilization-related and multidrug transporter nucleic acids and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, carbohydrate...
8178163 Gradient fabrication to direct transport on a surface  
The present invention discloses gradients and methods of forming gradients. The gradients can form a component of a molecular machine, such as those disclosed herein. The molecular machines of the...
8173692 De novo synthesis of bacteriochlorins  
A method of making a bacteriochlorin is carried out by condensing a pair of compounds of Formula II to produce the bacteriochlorin, wherein R is an acetal or aldehyde group. The condensing may be...
8173691 De novo synthesis of bacteriochlorins  
A method of making a bacteriochlorin is carried out by condensing a pair of compounds of Formula II to produce the bacteriochlorin, wherein R is an acetal or aldehyde group. The condensing may be...
8173630 Multipodal tethers for high-density attachment of redox-active moieties to substrates  
This invention provides redox-active molecules attached to polypodal (e.g., bipodal, tripodal, quadrapodal, pentapodal, etc.) tethers that can be used for attachment of the redox-active molecules...
8173377 Methods and compositions for determining the purity of chemically synthesized nucleic acids  
This application describes an antibody that specifically binds to a synthetic oligomer (e.g., an oligonucleotide or oligopeptide) having a organic protecting group covalently bound thereto, which...
US20120108861 PROCESS FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO FUEL  
The present invention is directed to processes for the direct conversion of lipidic biomass fuelstock to combustible fuels. In particular, the invention provides a process for the direct...
8168748 Peptide aptamers that bind to the rep proteins of ssDNA viruses  
Polypeptides and fusion proteins that bind to eukaryotic viruses, in particular, eukaryotic single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) viruses are provided. The polypeptides and fusion proteins bind to the...