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7547380 Droplet transportation devices and methods having a fluid surface  
Devices for the manipulation of a suspended particle in an electric field gradient include a plurality of electrically isolated electrodes on a surface. A liquid composition is on the plurality of...
US20090148673 DEVICES CONTAINING CHIROPTICAL SWITCHING MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
A polycarbodiimide polymer that is reversibly switchable between two distinct optical orientations is described. The polymer is useful in forming devices such as filters, storage media, actuators,...
US20090143230 INHIBITION OF BIOFILMS IN PLANTS WITH IMIDAZOLE 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...
US20090139990 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...
US20090137795 NEW ROUTE TO FORMYL-PORPHYRINS  
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...
US20090137043 METHODS FOR MODIFICATION OF POLYMERS, FIBERS AND TEXTILE MEDIA  
The present subject matter relates to the modification of fibers by the growth of films by the Atomic Layer Epitaxy (ALE) process, which is also commonly referred to as Atomic Layer Deposition...
7538209 Lactobacillus acidophillus 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...
7534876 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...
7534807 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...
US20090124504 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...
PP19991 Buddleja plant named ‘Blue Chip’  
Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Moderate vigor...
US20090118356 NEO-TANSHINLACTONE AND ANALOGS AS POTENT AND SELECTIVE ANTI-BREAST CANCER AGENTS  
Compounds of Formulas I-II are described, along with methods of using such compounds for the treatment of cancer and pharmaceutical formulations thereof.
US20090106854 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...
US20090105371 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...
PP19950 Buddleja plant named ‘Miss Ruby’  
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Moderate vigor...
7521225 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...
7518905 High density memory device  
This invention provides novel high density memory devices that are electrically addressable permitting effective reading and writing, that provide a high memory density (e.g., 1015 bits/cm3), that...
7517693 Method and apparatus for determining a molecular descriptor of absorption for a candidate compound  
A method of determining a molecular descriptor of absorption for a candidate compound is disclosed. The method includes: providing a test solution comprising one or more candidate compounds;...
US20090093021 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...
US20090088486 ECONOMICALLY EFFICIENT PROCESS OF SYNTHESIZING POROUS POLYMERIC MATERIALS  
The present invention provides processes for the synthesis of porous polymeric materials. The processes provide low cost and/or less complicated methods of controlling pore size distribution in...
US20090088319 Synthesis of Gold Metal Oxide Catalysts for Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide by Vapor Deposition of Ammonia  
The present invention provides processes for synthesizing gold metal oxide catalysts and gold metal oxide catalysts synthesized according to the processes described herein. Methods of using the...
US20090087363 ENCAPSULATION OF METAL CATALYSTS IN INERT POROUS MATRICES FOR REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AEROSOL COMPONENTS  
The present invention provides an encapsulation technology and methods of using the encapsulation technology in processes involving the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide.
7510848 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...
US20090082576 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...
US20090075295 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...
US20090074918 PROCESS FOR MAKING WHEY PROTEINS HAVING IMPROVED THERMAL STABILITY IN BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS AT NEUTRAL pH  
The present invention is directed to a method for producing a thermal stable whey protein beverage comprising: (a) providing an aqueous solution of at least 2% (w/w) whey proteins and having a...
US20090069610 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...
US20090069558 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...
7501520 Regioselective halogenation of nicotine and substituted nicotines  
A first aspect of the present invention is a method for of making a compound of Formula Ia or Formula Ib: wherein X is halo, by (a) metalating a precursor compound to form an organometallic...
7501508 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...
7501507 Route to formyl-porphyrins  
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...
US20090055981 Buddleja plant named 'Blue Chip'  
Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Moderate vigor...
US20090055980 Buddleja plant named 'Miss Ruby'  
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ is a new and distinct variety of butterfly bush that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Moderate vigor...
7495092 Compositions comprising promoter sequences and methods of use  
Nucleic acid molecules, fragments and variants thereof having promoter activity are provided in the current invention. The invention also provides vectors containing a nucleic acid molecule of the...
7491407 Fiber-based nano drug delivery systems (NDDS)  
A drug delivery system in the form of homo-component, bi-component or multi-component fibers wherein one of more of the components comprise a drug compounded with a polymer carrier. These fibers...
US20090042475 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,...
US20090037139 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...
US20090035445 Modified Protein-Based, Low-Carbohydrate Food Ingredient and Process for Making Same  
A process for producing a protein-carbohydrate complex includes the steps of providing a modified protein (MP), the MP characterized by being denatured and heated sufficiently to gel; mixing the...
7485740 Devices containing chiroptical switching materials and methods of making and using the same  
A polycarbodiimide polymer that is reversibly switchable between two distinct optical orientations is described. The polymer is useful in forming devices such as filters, storage media, actuators,...
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...
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...