Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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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...
8148802 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...
8148279 Staple fiber durable nonwoven fabrics  
The invention provides durable nonwoven fabrics comprising staple fibers. Methods of preparing durable nonwoven fabrics based on staple fibers are also provided. The methods can include the steps...
US20120077948 Methods  
The invention relates to a method of making a polypeptide comprising an orthogonal functional group, said orthogonal functional group being comprised by an aliphatic amino acid or amino acid...
US20120075069 REVERSIBLY DEFORMABLE AND MECHANICALLY TUNABLE FLUIDIC ANTENNAS  
A method of manufacturing a fluidic structure is disclosed. A cavity that defines a shape of an element of the fluidic structure within a material is formed. The cavity is filled with liquid...
US20120064279 FOLDED SHEETS OF MATERIAL FOR USE AS A STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF  
Disclosed herein are folded sheets of material for use as a structural member and assembly thereof. According to an aspect, a sheet of material defines one or more tabs, slots, and a plurality of...
8134044 Transgenic reptiles  
A transgenic animal such as a transgenic snake or other reptile that expresses a heterologous expression product is described, along with methods of making the same. In general, the animal...
8133324 Methods for removal of polymeric coating layers from coated substrates  
The invention provides a method for the at least partial removal of one or more polymeric coating layers from a coated substrate having at least one coated surface. The method includes generating...
8129520 Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of dipyrrin-substituted porphyrinic macrocycles  
The present invention provides dipyrrin substituted porphyrinic macrocycles, intermediates useful for making the same, and methods of making the same. Such compounds may be used for purposes...
8129019 High surface area fiber and textiles made from the same  
The present invention is directed to a high surface area fiber and textiles made from the same. In one preferred embodiment the fiber has a middle region with a plurality of projections that...
8124851 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...
8120769 Method and system for fiber properties measurement  
A fiber measurement system for precision measurement of individual fiber properties, including length and fiber length distribution is provided. The fiber measurement system includes a fiber...
US20120039799 VIRAL NANOPARTICLE CELL-TARGETED DELIVERY PLATFORM  
This invention is a process for the manufacture of a plant viral capsid to be used for the targeted delivery of therapeutics to diseased cells. The process uses a plant virus as the starting...
US20120036768 HIGH CONSISTENCY ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL  
The presently disclosed subject matter related to methods of converting lignocellulosic materials to alcohol that include increasing the fiber consistency of enzymatic hydrolysis mixtures. More...
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...