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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...
7378684 Pendeoepitaxial gallium nitride semiconductor layers on silicon carbide substrates  
An underlying gallium nitride layer on a silicon carbide substrate is masked with a mask that includes an array of openings therein, and the underlying gallium nitride layer is etched through the...
7378520 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...
US20080108822 Regiospecific synthesis of nicotine derivatives  
Methods of synthesizing nicotine analogs and derivatives are described. The methods are particularly useful for the regioselective production of enantiomerically pure nicotine analogs having...
US20080108265 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 define...
7361768 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...
7355718 Pressure sensor having two materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion configured to reduce temperature dependence  
An interferometer pressure sensor includes a reflective film configured to change a position thereof responsive to a pressure change and an interferometer element configured to detect the position...
PP18673 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named ‘Sweet Caroline Green Yellow’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Green Yellow’ is a moderately compact to slightly trailing cultivar. This cultivar is distinguishable from other cultivars by its green and yellow to light yel...
7351580 Use of a transgene encoding a vertebrate phytase to increase capacity to utilize phytic acid in livestock feed  
The present invention provides an isolated animal cell comprising an exogenous nucleic acid encoding a mutated phytase, wherein the cell produces phytase and secretes the phytase from the cell. The...
7348421 Methods for production of p-hydroxybenzoate in bacteria  
This invention relates to the isolation of a novel tonB operon from Pseudomonas putida. These genes are useful to render the cells more sensitive to antibiotics, toluene, pHBA, aromatic compounds,...
7348420 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...
7348285 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...
7348206 Formation of self-assembled monolayers of redox SAMs on silicon for molecular memory applications  
This invention provides a new method of forming a self-assembling monolayer (SAM) of alcohol-terminated or thiol-terminated organic molecules (e.g. ferrocenes, porphyrins, etc.) on a silicon or...
US20080069420 Methods, systems, and computer porgram 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...
PP18574 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched Purple’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched Purple’ is an erect to semi-erect, bunch-type cultivar producing many shoots and having very dense foliage. This cultivar is distinguishable from other cul...
PP18573 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple’ is a compact to moderately-compact cultivar producing many shoots and having dense foliage. This cultivar is distinguishable from other cul...
PP18572 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Light Green’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Light Green’ is a very compact to compact, partially mounded cultivar producing many shoots and having dense foliage. This cultivar is distinguishable fro...
US20080057571 BIOREACTOR DEVICE FOR EXPOSING A CELL CULTURE TO A FLUID SHEAR FORCE IMPARTED BY A FLUID FLOW  
A system for exposing a cell culture to a fluid shear force imparted by a fluid flow is provided. Specifically, various embodiments of the present invention provide flow chambers defining channels...
US20080057034 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....
PP18516 Sweetpotato plant named ‘Covington’  
Ipomoea batatas ‘Covington’ is an orange-fleshed, smooth-skinned, rose-colored, table stock sweetpotato. ‘Covington’ produces yields equal to ‘Beauregard’, the dominant sweetpotato variety pro...
7332599 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...
7332586 Nanoparticle delivery vehicle  
A nanoparticle delivery vehicle, comprising a nanoparticle, an active agent and a nuclear localization signal and methods of modulating gene expression and protein expression employing the...
7329323 Methods and systems for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric  
Methods and systems for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric are disclosed. First and second conductors are integrated into a fabric such that the conductors intersect at...