Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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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...
US20130066425 PROCESSING OF BIOCOMPATIBLE COATING ON POLYMERIC IMPLANTS  
The present invention provides polymeric substrates comprising a biocompatible coating and methods of preparation thereof. In particular, the coating may be a ceramic material, especially a...
US20130065780 Label-Free Multiplexing Bioassays Using Fluorescent Conjugated Polymers and Barcoded Nanoparticles  
Label-free, multiplexed DNA assay using fluorescent conjugated polymers as a detection probe to illustrate hybridization on metallic striped nanorods are disclosed. Different DNA capture probes...
US20130059412 IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION IN BULK HETEROJUNCTION ORGANIC DEVICES  
Fabrication of bulk heterojunction organic devices are disclosed that utilize in-situ polymerization of an active component of the device or an in-situ polymerization of an additive that controls...
8389732 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...
US20130055479 Buddleja plant named 'Lilac Chip'  
Buddleja ‘Lilac Chip’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush. ‘Lilac Chip’ is distinguished from other related known cultivars based on the unique combination of traits including at least...
US20130055478 Buddleja plant named 'Ice Chip'  
Buddleja ‘Ice Chip’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush. The distinguishing traits of ‘Ice Chip’ include at last one of dwarf plant size, spreading growth habit, gray-green leaf color,...
US20130055477 Calycanthus plant named 'Aphrodite"  
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ is a medium-sized, multi-stemmed shrub with glossy foliage. The large, purple-red, magnolia-like flowers have yellow tips on the inner tepals and a light fruity fragrance....
US20130051102 ISOLATED SOFT-SWITCH SINGLE-STAGE AC-DC CONVERTER  
An alternating current-to-direct current (AC-DC) converter is provided. The converter may include a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side. A first bi-directional switch and a...
US20130046218 APPARATUS AND CLUTCH FOR USING CONTROLLED STORAGE AND RELEASE OF MECHANICAL ENERGY TO AID LOCOMOTION  
The subject matter described herein includes an apparatus and a clutch for using controlled storage and release of mechanical energy to aid in locomotion. One exemplary apparatus includes a frame...
8380290 Implantable devices for dynamic monitoring of physiological and biological properties of tumors  
Biocompatible sensors configured for implantation include a first body in communication with a plurality of remote sensor bodies to detect physiological parameters in vivo.
US20130040521 Highly Oriented and Crystalline Thermoplastic Filaments and Method of Making Same  
A melt-spun highly oriented and crystalline thermoplastic filament or fiber having a tenacity of at least about 10 g/d, an elongation less than about 15-%, and a modulus of at least about 130 g/d....
US20130037040 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MINIMIZING NORNICOTINE SYNTHESIS IN TOBACCO  
Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N′-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in tobacco plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated...
8367713 Inhibition and dispersion of bacterial biofilms with imidazole-triazole derivatives  
Disclosure is provided for imidazole-triazole derivative compounds such as those given in Formulas (I)-(VI) that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions comprising...
US20130027656 MULTI-TWIST RETARDERS FOR BROADBAND POLARIZATION TRANSFORMATION AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS  
An optical element includes at least two stacked birefringent layers having respective local optical axes that are rotated by respective twist angles over respective thicknesses of the at least...
US20130023498 MicroRNA Modulators and Method for Identifying and Using the Same  
The present invention is a method for identifying agents which modulate microRNA activity. The invention involves contacting a cell harboring a microRNA and a microRNA binding sequence, which is...
8358400 Methods of fabricating liquid crystal polarization gratings on substrates and related devices  
A method of fabricating a switchable liquid crystal polarization grating includes creating a degenerate planar anchoring condition on a surface of a reflective substrate. An alignment layer may be...