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US20120034512 LITHIUM ALLOY-CARBON COMPOSITE NANOFIBERS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION  
A carbon/nanoparticle nanofiber includes a carbon base structure and a plurality of nanoparticles that include a lithium alloy or a lithium alloy precursor. One or more nanofibers may be formed...
8110143 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...
8106393 Substituted benzazoloporphyrazines for polymerization and surface attachment and articles formed therefrom  
The present invention provides an article of manufacture formed from a substrate and a benzazoloporphyrazine bound to the substrate. The article may take a variety of different forms and may be...
8105696 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...
8101168 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....
US20120015020 BIODEGRADABLE DRUG OR OTHER ACTIVE DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A nonwoven fabric has been developed as a delivery system for drugs or other actives which includes biodegradable and biocompatible fibers with plant virus nanoparticles. The plant virus...
8097609 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...
US20120010177 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...
8093430 Methods of inhibiting ethylene responses in plants using 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...
US20110318986 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...
US20110314726 PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS USING GREEN LIQUOR PRETREATMENT  
A method of producing an alcohol from lignocellulosic biomass is provided wherein the lignocellulosic biomass is pretreated with an alkaline mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium sulfate, i.e.,...
US20110310992 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...
8080653 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...
US20110294668 INHIBITION AND DISPERSION OF BIOFILMS IN PLANTS WITH IMIDAZOLE-TRIAZOLE 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...
US20110287151 METHOD FOR PROCESSING BIOMATERIALS  
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...
US20110286994 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVING GROWTH OF MEAT-TYPE POULTRY  
The present invention provides methods of improving growth performance, improving the efficiency of feed utilization, increasing feed digestibility, and decreasing mortality of immature and...
8064628 Portable box for carrying items  
A telescoping box includes a lid. The upper section of the box includes lids which are frictionally engagable therewith. The lids include speaker assemblies as part of each lid. The lids are...
8062756 Stepwise growth of oligomeric redox-active molecules on a surface without the use of protecting groups  
This invention provides a procedure for growing oligomers via a stepwise process. The oligomers can include porphyrins, which have been previously shown to be attractive candidates for...
US20110268911 CONFORMAL COATING OF POLYMER FIBERS ON NONWOVEN SUBSTRATES  
The present invention describes a novel process for the conformal coating of polymer fibers on nonwoven substrates. This process is based on the modification of polymer fiber surfaces by...
US20110262559 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...
8044766 Tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology  
An assistive apparatus and method for remote control of an appliance by a subject are provided. The apparatus can comprise a tracer unit affixed to the tongue of the subject such that a change in...
8039688 Geminivirus resistant transgenic plants  
Transgenic plants with increased resistance to geminivirus infection, and nucleic acid constructs useful in producing such plants, are described. In addition, methods of making the transgenic...
8039438 Synthetic peptides that cause F-actin bundling and block actin depolymerization  
Synthetic peptides derived from sucrose synthase, and having homology to actin and actin-related proteins, sharing a common motif, useful for causing acting bundling and preventing actin...
US20110251390 NICOTINE-BASED COMPOUNDS USEFUL FOR ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS  
Chiral amino alcohol and amino phosphine compounds are provided herein, which compounds are useful for asymmetric synthesis.
US20110250815 MIXED FIBERS AND NONWOVEN FABRICS MADE FROM THE SAME  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to the production of a predetermined ratio of multicomponent fibers in combination with monocomponent fibers or other multicomponent fibers,...
US20110250812 HIGH STRENGTH, DURABLE MICRO & 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...
US20110242461 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...
8030424 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...
8022271 Polyubiquitin Rubi3 promoter and 5' regulatory sequences  
The present invention provides novel expression control elements and methods for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence of interest in plants. Isolated nucleic acids, expression cassettes...
US20110221328 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...
8013149 Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of porphyrins  
A method of making a porphyrin (I) is carried out by condensing (i) a bis(imino)dipyrromethane of Formula II: with (ii) a dipyrromethaneto produce a reaction product; then (b) optionally oxidizing...
8006551 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...
7994388 Depletion of endogenous primordial germ cells in avian species  
Methods for modulating primordial germ cell (PGC) numbers and/or development in avians are provided. In one embodiment, the presently disclosed subject matter provides a method for modulating...
7994312 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...
US20110189251 COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF PESTS  
A method of killing a pest such as an arthropod or invertebrate pest comprises contacting an active agent such as 2-undecanone to said pest in an amount effective to kill said pest. In some...
US20110183380 POROUS, CARBOHYDRATE-BASED FOAM STRUCTURES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
Porous, carbohydrate-based foam structures and associated methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method can include using a starch solution. The starch solution can be precipitated to...
US20110174385 ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM  
An electromagnetic system includes a channel and at least one chamber comprising a first end and a second end. The channel traverses at least a portion of a longitudinal length of the at least one...
US20110174322 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...
7981651 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...
7981336 Process of making mixed fibers and nonwoven fabrics  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to the production of a predetermined ratio of multicomponent fibers in combination with monocomponent fibers or other multicomponent fibers,...
7981226 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...
US20110151053 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...
US20110147764 TRANSISTORS WITH A DIELECTRIC CHANNEL DEPLETION LAYER AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS  
A metal-insulator-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MISFET) includes a semiconductor layer with source and drain regions of a first conductivity type spaced apart therein. A channel region of...
7964720 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...
US20110140124 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...
7959765 Product preparation and recovery from thermolysis of lignocellulosics in ionic liquids  
Methods for the thermolysis of lignocellulosic materials, such as wood, cellulose, lignin, and lignocellulose are provided. Some methods comprise combining the lignocellulosic material with an...
US20110138495 Methods and Compositions for Expressing Proteins In Plants  
Methods and compositions comprising an expression construct and a suppressor of posttranscriptional gene silencing construct are described. The expression construct and suppressor construct may...
7956520 Electroactive nanostructured polymers as tunable organic actuators  
An actuator element formed from an actuator composition is described, along with transducers including the same. The composition comprises: (i) a thermoplastic elastomer copolymer, the copolymer...
7951939 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...
7947829 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...