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US20090023842 PORPHYRIN AND CONDUCTIVE POLYMER COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN SOLID-STATE ELECTRONIC DEVICES  
Compositions comprising porphyrinic macrocycles and conjugated polymers such as polythiophene for use in organic electronic devices including solar cells are presented. Covalent linkage of a...
US20090017708 LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH-TENSILE, HIGH-TEAR STRENGTH BIOCOMPONENT NONWOVEN FABRICS  
A method of producing a nonwoven fabric comprising spinning a set of bicomponent fibers which include an external fiber component and an internal fiber component. The external fiber enwraps said...
US20090017556 METHODS AND COMPLEXES INVOLVING IMMUNOGLOBULIN MOLECULE  
A device that includes a proteinaceous factor is disclosed. The proteinaceous factor is encoded by the nucleotide sequence of any one of SEQ ID NO.: 1, a degenerate variant of SEQ ID NO.: 1, and a...
US20090012029 Cyst Nematode Resistant Transgenic Plants  
Compositions and methods for providing cyst nematode resistance are provided. One aspect provides transgenic plants or cells comprising an inhibitory nucleic acid specific for one or more cyst...
US20090005311 LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING FRUCTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDE UTILIZATION COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF  
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS)-related protein nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides and fragments and variants thereof are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, FOS-related fusion...
US20090005261 PURIFICATION OF IMMUNOGLOBULINS USING AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY AND PEPTIDE LIGANDS  
An immunoglobulin binding peptide having the general formula, from amino terminus to carboxy terminus, of Z-R1—R2—R3—R4—R5—R6—X, is described, wherein: R1 is H or Y; R2 is a hydrophobic...
7470785 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...
7470773 Immunoglobulin E detection in mammalian species  
The present invention provides antibodies (e.g., monoclonal antibodies) that specifically binds to mammalian IgE (e.g., dog IgE). In some embodiments the antibodies bind to an epitope between amino...
US20080318245 NANOTUBE STRUCTURES HAVING A SURFACTANT BILAYER INNER WALL COATING  
Nanotubes and nanotube array structures comprise (a) a nanotube having an inner wall portion; and (b) a bilayer coating formed on the inner wall portions, with the bilayer coating comprised of...
7468182 Lactobacillus acidophilus nucleic acids and uses thereof  
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides, fragments and variants thereof are provided in the current invention. In addition, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides, and...
7467446 System and method for reducing jet streaks in hydroentangled fibers  
A system for hydroentangling a fabric material, while reducing the incidence of jet streaks therein, is provided. Various embodiments of the present invention provide an elongate hydroentangling...
7465395 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 solvent...
US20080305445 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....
US20080305211 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...
7459289 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...
US20080293133 Textiles for use in bioreactors for expansion and maintenance of cells  
A bioreactor for three-dimensional culture of liver cells is disclosed. The device is characterized by the use of textile vasculatures. A model and method for optimizing vasculature parameters is...
7455992 Lactobacillus acidophilus nucleic acid sequences encoding protease homologues and uses therefore  
Protease-like nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides and fragments and variants thereof are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, protease-like fusion proteins, antigenic peptides, and...
US20080289065 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...
US20080287022 FABRIC AND YARN STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVING SIGNAL INTEGRITY IN FABRIC-BASED ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS  
Coaxial and twisted pair conductive yarn structures reduce signal crosstalk between adjacent lines in woven electrical networks. A coaxial conductive yarn structure includes an inner conductive...
7452572 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...
US20080280047 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...
7445804 Chocolate coated beverage creamer  
An article of manufacture useful for adding creamer base to hot beverages such as coffee or tea-based beverages comprises (a) a center core comprising a creamer base (for example, the creamer base...
US20080269501 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...
7442780 Reactive dye compounds  
New, highly multifunctional reactive dye compounds are provided. The number of leaving groups in the non-chromophoric part of the molecule added to the number of chromophore moieties is at least...
7438777 Lightweight high-tensile, high-tear strength bicomponent nonwoven fabrics  
A method of producing a nonwoven fabric comprising spinning a set of bicomponent fibers which include an external fiber component and an internal fiber component. The external fiber enwraps said...
US20080233615 NUCLEIC ACID ENCODING TWO-COMPONENT SENSING AND REGULATORY PROTEINS, ANTIMICROBIAL PROTEINS AND USES THEREFOR  
Stress-related nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides and fragments and variants thereof are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, stress-related fusion proteins, antigenic peptides,...
7425670 Methods and compositions for protein production in tobacco plants with reduced nicotine  
DNA encoding a plant quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase (QPRTase) enzyme, and constructs comprising such DNA are provided. Methods of altering quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase expression are...
US20080221319 METHOD OF MAKING PORPHYRINS  
A method of making a compound of Formula I: is carried out by condensing a pair of compounds of Formula II (which pair may be the same or different), or by condensing a compound of Formula III with...
US20080216256 Heterobifunctional reactive dyes comprising a cysteamine linking group  
The presently disclosed subject matter relates to heterobifunctional reactive dyes comprising nitrogen-containing heterocycles substituted by both halogen and vinyl sulfone moieties. In particular,...
7423160 Boron complexation strategy for use in manipulating 1-acyldipyrromethanes  
A method of making a metal complex comprises combining a 1-monoacyldipyrromethane with a compound of the formula R1R2MX, wherein M is boron, R1 and R2 are each independently organic substituents;...
7422897 Culture of undifferentiated chicken cells  
A method of producing undifferentiated avian cells expressing an embryonic stem cell phenotype. The method includes the steps of collecting avian gonadal cells including primordial germ cells from...
US20080210223 Apparatus and Method for Repositioning Abdominal Fatty Tissue  
The present invention is directed to an apparatus and associated method for repositioning fat tissue in a patient's abdominal region during medical and surgical procedures. In particular, the...
US20080202541 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 p...
US20080194839 SYNTHESIS OF PORPHYRINS DESIGNED FOR ATTACHMENT TO ELECTROACTIVE SURFACES VIA ONE OR MORE CARBON TETHERS  
Porphyrin compounds having a surface attachment group coupled thereto at the 5 position are described. The surface attachment group has the formula: wherein R is —CHCH2 or —CCH and Ar is an aro...
US20080190013 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 the...
7410620 Apparatus for continuous production of polymers in carbon dioxide  
A method for carrying out the continuous polymerization of a monomer in a carbon dioxide reaction medium comprises the steps of: (a) providing an apparatus including a continuous reaction vessel...
US20080188636 POLYMER DERIVATIVES AND COMPOSITES FROM THE DISSOLUTION OF LIGNOCELLULOSICS IN IONIC LIQUIDS  
The present invention provides wood derivatives and composite materials prepared by first solvating a lignocellulosic material using an ionic liquid. The solvated lignocellulosic material can be...
US20080187752 PROCESS FOR PREPARING MICRORODS USING LIQUID-LIQUID DISPERSION  
The invention provides a method for forming polymer microrods, the method including the steps of providing a polymer solution comprising a polymer dissolved in a first solvent; providing a...
US20080185112 PRODUCT PREPARATION AND RECOVERY FROM THERMOLYSIS OF LIGNOCELLULOSICS IN IONIC LIQUIDS  
The present invention provides methods for the thermolysis of lignocellulosic materials, such as wood, cellulose, lignin, and lignocellulose. In specific embodiments, the methods comprise combining...
7408098 Regulation of quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase expression  
DNA encoding a plant quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase (QPRTase) enzyme, and constructs comprising such DNA are provided. Methods of altering quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase expression are...
7408058 Regioisomerically pure oxochlorins and methods of synthesis  
A method of making an oxochlorin comprises the steps of oxidizing a chlorin to produce a mixture of hydronchlorin and oxochlorin, and then oxidizing the hydroxychlorin in said mixture, preferably...
7408030 Purification of immunoglobulins using affinity chromatography and peptide ligands  
An immunoglobulin binding peptide having the general formula, from amino terminus to carboxy terminus, of Z-R1—R2—R3—R4—R5—R6—X, is described, wherein: R1 is H or Y; R2 is a hydrophobic...
7408009 Hydrogenation of polymers in the presence of supercritical carbon dioxide  
A method of hydrogenating a polymer comprises: (a) providing a dense phase, the dense phase comprising a polymer in a solvent; (b) providing a catalyst system, the catalyst system comprising as...
7407787 Lactobacillus acidophilus nucleic acids encoding fructo-oligosaccharide utilization compounds and uses thereof  
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS)-related protein nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides and fragments and variants thereof are disclosed in the current invention. In addition, FOS-related fusion...
US20080181923 INHIBITION OF BACTERIAL BIOFILMS WITH IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES  
Disclosure is provided for imidazole derivative compounds that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions comprising these compounds, devices comprising these compounds,...
PP19013 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red’ is a moderately compact cultivar producing many shoots and having dense foliage. This cultivar is distinguishable from other cultivars by its sma...
7393658 Prion protein binding materials and methods of use  
Prion protein binding materials and methods for using the binding materials to detect or remove a prion protein from a sample, such as a biological fluid or an environmental sample. The binding...
US20080154041 SYNTHESIS OF NICOTINE DERIVATIVES FROM NICOTINE  
Methods of synthesizing nicotine analogs and derivatives are described. In some embodiments the methods utilize an alkyl or aryl silyl-substituted nicotine analog intermediate. Intermediates useful...
US20080134359 Geminivirus Resistant Transgenic Plants  
Transgenic plants with increased resistance to geminivirus infection, and nucleic acid constructs useful in producing such plants, are described. The transgenic plants express a mutant AL1/C1...
US20080129980 IN-LINE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SAME  
In-line fiber optic structure devices for use as environmental sensors and methods of fabricating in-line fiber optic structures as environmental sensors are disclosed and provided. According to...