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8537310 Polarization-independent liquid crystal display devices including multiple polarization grating arrangements and related devices  
A liquid crystal device includes a first polarization grating (101), a second polarization grating (102), and a liquid crystal layer (103). The first polarization grating (101) is configured to...
8535727 Biodegradable non-woven fabric having plant virus encapsulated actives for drug delivery  
A biodegradable delivery system for actives such as pharmaceutical drugs. The delivery system includes actives infused into the capsid of a purified plant virus. The loaded capsids are embedding...
8535722 Functionally graded biocompatible coating and coated implant  
The present invention provides a biocompatible coating comprising calcium phosphate that is functionally graded across the thickness of the coating. The coating, which preferably includes...
US20130234669 INTELLIGENT INTEGRATED BATTERY MODULE  
An energy storage system is provided. The system includes a plurality of energy storage modules connected in parallel. Each energy storage module has an energy storage source, a bidirectional...
8530459 Swallowtail motifs for imparting water solubility to porphyrinic compounds  
Porphyrinic compounds that contain solubilizing groups are described, along with methods of making and using the same and compositions comprising such compounds. Examples of such compounds include...
8529996 High-temperature attachment of organic molecules to substrates  
This invention provides a new procedure for attaching molecules to semiconductor surfaces, in particular silicon. The molecules, which include, but are not limited to porphyrins and ferrocenes,...
8524892 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...
US20130224153 RECOMBINANT LACTOBACILLUS WITH DECREASED LIPOTEICHOIC ACID TO REDUCE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES  
Methods and compositions for treating or preventing inflammatory disorders are provided. The compositions of the invention comprise a recombinant bacterium genetically modified to decrease the...
8520170 Low-twist chiral optical layers and related fabrication methods  
An optical element includes a first and second stacked birefringent layers. The first birefringent layer includes local anisotropy patterns having respective relative orientations that vary over a...
8519061 Controlled release remediation system and composition  
A controlled release remediation composition or compositions, a method making such composition(s), a method of using such composition(s), and a remediation system including such composition(s) are...
US20130216829 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...
8510061 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for wireless crack detection and monitoring  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for wireless crack detection and monitoring are disclosed. According to one system, a crack detector is affixed to a surface of a material for...
8505493 Livestock insect-removal systems and related methods  
Livestock insect removal systems and related methods are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system can comprise a structure defining a pathway for passage of livestock. The system can also...
US20130200391 GALLIUM NITRIDE BASED STRUCTURES WITH EMBEDDED VOIDS AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION  
A gallium nitride-based structure includes a substrate, a first layer of gallium nitride disposed on a growth surface of the substrate, and a second gallium nitride layer disposed on the first...
US20130199692 Surface Functionalization of Polyester  
Methods for surface treatment of polyester substrates are described. Treatment methods include adherence of a polymer layer on a surface of the polyester so as to increase the hydrophilic...
8501911 Methods of reducing inflammation and mucus hypersecretion  
Methods and compounds for decreasing MARCKS-related inflammation and MARCKS-related mucus hypersecretion or decreasing MARCKS-related inflammation in a subject by the administration of a...
8496472 Process for combustion of high viscosity low heating value liquid fuels  
The present invention is directed to a process for the clean and convenient combustion of high viscosity liquid fuels, such as glycerol, as well as an apparatus useful for carrying such processes....
8491936 Functionally graded biocompatible coating and coated implant  
The present invention provides a biocompatible coating comprising calcium phosphate that is functionally graded across the thickness of the coating. The coating, which preferably includes...
US20130183761 Methods for Incorporating Unnatural Amino Acids in Eukaryotic Cells  
The invention relates to a nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a tRNA orthogonal to a eukaryotic cell, said nucleotide sequence operably linked to a promoter capable of...
US20130177621 Imidazole Derivatives Useful for Controlling Microbial Growth  
Disclosure is provided for 1,4,5-substituted amino imidazole compounds useful to control microbial growth, compositions including these compounds, devices including these compounds, and methods of...
US20130172187 USE OF ARYL CARBAMATES IN AGRICULTURE AND OTHER PLANT-RELATED AREAS  
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...
US20130165539 ALKALINE-STABLE CHROMATOGRAPHIC RESINS  
This invention is directed to the production of improved chromatographic resins and method of making and using such resins.
US20130165007 MICRO AND NANOFIBER NONWOVEN SPUNBONDED FABRIC  
The invention provides methods for the preparation of nonwoven spunbonded fabrics and various materials prepared using such spunbonded fabrics. The method generally comprises extruding...
8464367 Protective apparel for firefighters and emergency responders  
A protective apparel system for responders such as firefighters, civil defense, and defense workers is disclosed. Different aspects include a boot with a flange for forming a vapor/liquid tight...
PP23651 Sweetpotato plant named ‘NCORNSP-014BWPI’  
‘NCORNSP-014BWPI’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato. ‘NCORNSP-014BWPI’ is an erect to semi-erect, bunch-type cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental sweetpotato...
US20130137575 CYCLOPROPENE AMINE COMPOUNDS  
Methods of applying cyclopropene amine derivatives and compositions thereof to inhibit ethylene receptors in plants and plant material are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an...
US20130133980 Articles Containing Woven or Non-Woven Ultra-High Surface Area Macro Polymeric Fibers  
This disclosure relates to articles that comprise polymeric winged fibers. The winged fibers have a high surface area because of their structure, which includes a core surrounded by a plurality of...
US20130131015 SYNTHESIS AND REGIOSELECTIVE SUBSTITUTION OF 6-HALO- AND 6-ALKOXY NICOTINE DERIVATIVES  
The present invention provides active compounds for modulating nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and methods of making the same. The methods of preparing the active compounds utilize different...
US20130130156 METHODS OF FABRICATING OPTICAL ELEMENTS ON SUBSTRATES AND RELATED DEVICES  
In a method of fabricating an optical element, an alignment surface is photolithographically patterned using a birefringent mask having a holographic pattern therein to create an alignment...
US20130129795 INHIBITION AND DISPERSION OF BACTERIAL BIOFILMS WITH IMIDAZOLE-TRIAZOLE DERIVATIVES  
Disclosure is provided for imidazole-triazole derivative compounds that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions comprising these compounds, devices comprising these...
US20130125830 LIVESTOCK INSECT-REMOVAL SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS  
Livestock insect removal systems and related methods are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system can comprise a structure defining a pathway for passage of livestock. The system can also...
PP23613 Sweetpotato plant named ‘NCORNSP-015SCPI’  
‘NCORNSP-015SCPI’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato. ‘NCORNSP-015SCPI’ is a compact, semi-upright; mounding, cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental sweetpotato...
PP23612 Sweetpotato plant named ‘NCORNSP-013GNLC’  
‘NCORNSP-013GNLC’ is new and distinct variety of ornamental sweetpotato. It is a compact, semi-upright; mounding, spreading, cultivar producing many short shoots. This ornamental sweetpotato...
8445695 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...
US20130123225 INHIBITION OF BACTERIAL BIOFILMS WITH ARYL CARBAMATES  
Disclosure is provided for carbamate compounds that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions including these compounds, devices including these compounds, and methods...
US20130122160 METHOD FOR PROCESSING MATERIALS  
Systems and methods for thermal preservation (sterilization) of heterogeneous and multiphase foods and biomaterials in order to achieve their shelf stability at ambient level temperatures. Flowing...
US20130122143 UTILIZATION OF NON-NUTRITIVE ADSORBENTS TO SEQUESTER MYCOTOXINS DURING EXTRACTION OF PROTEIN OR OTHER VALUE ADDED COMPONENTS FROM MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATED CEREAL OR SEED OIL MEAL  
A method for the removal of mycotoxins from cereal or oil seed meal that includes the use of a mycotoxin sequestrant to form a food grade composition for human consumption wherein said composition...
8435506 Attenuated FNR deficient enterobacteria  
The invention provides an attenuated enterobacterium comprising an attenuating mutation in the fnr gene, and optionally further comprising a heterologous nucleic acid encoding a foreign antigen....
US20130102818 PROCESS OF 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...
8426367 Peptides specific for human blood outgrowth endothelial cells  
Provided herein are compositions and methods for binding outgrowth endothelial cells (OEC). The compositions consist of peptide ligands capable of binding OEC with high affinity and specificity....
8420804 Formyl- and acetal-porphyrins bearing tripodal linking groups  
A method of making a 5-formylporphyrin, comprises the steps of: condensing a 5-acetaldipyrromethane with a dipyrromethane-1,9-dicarbinol to produce a porphyrin having an acetal group substituted...
8420556 High strength, durable micro and nano-fiber fabrics produced by fibrillating bicomponent islands in the sea fibers  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to fabrics composed of micro-denier fibers wherein said fibers are formed as bicomponent fibrillated fiber. The energy is sufficient for...
US20130091606 Methods and compositions for enhanced Agrobacterium-mediated transformation Efficiency  
The present invention relates to a method of Agrobaterium-based transformation of a plant comprising: generating a callus explant by, performing callus induction and maintenance in a plant in at...
8414677 Dense, shaped articles constructed of a refractory material and methods of preparing such articles  
The invention provides a method of forming a dense, shaped article, such as a crucible, formed of a refractory material, the method comprising the steps of placing a refractory material having a...
8410006 Composite filter media with high surface area fibers  
The present invention is directed to a high surface area fibers and an improved filter composite media made from the same. More specifically, the composite media preferably comprises a...
US20130077040 LOW-TWIST CHIRAL OPTICAL LAYERS AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS  
An optical element includes a first and second stacked birefringent layers. The first birefringent layer includes local anisotropy patterns having respective relative orientations that vary over a...
8404792 Cyclobutene polymers and methods of making the same  
Described is a cyclobutene polymer comprising: monomeric units of cyclobutene, said cyclobutene having at least one fused ring system substituted thereon, said polymer comprising not more than 10...
US20130069709 AC POWERED LOGIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING SAME  
AC powered logic circuits and systems including same are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system including a logic circuit powered using an alternating current (AC) power source includes at...
US20130068690 ADSORPTION DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Adsorption devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, an adsorption device includes a fabric and an adsorbing complex attached at least partially attached to a surface of the...
US20130067795 MOSQUITO TRAP  
A mosquito trap includes a container having an open end and a composition positioned in the container. The composition comprises at least one active agent. The mosquito trap also includes an...