Patents and Patent Applications from North Carolina State University


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8604161 Prion protein ligands and methods of use  
Ligands that bind to prion proteins and methods for using the ligands for detecting or removing a prion protein from a sample, such as a biological fluid or an environmental sample. The ligands...
US20130326736 NEMATODE RESISTANT CROPS  
Methods of inhibiting plant parasitic nematodes, methods of obtaining transgenic plants useful for inhibiting such nematodes, and transgenic plants that are resistant to plant parasitic nematodes...
US20130324493 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING NINGNANMYCIN AND USES THEREFOR  
Provided herein are compositions comprising ningnanmycin or a derivative thereof, as well as their use for controlling or combating a fungal infection in a plant or plant part (e.g., a turfgrass).
US20130323803 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF EXTREMOPHILE ENZYMES FROM GREEN MICROALGAE AND CYANOBACTERIA  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for stable transformation of green microalgae and for production of transgenic green microalgae and/or cyanobacteria that produce...
US20130315874 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...
US20130314472 Methods and Apparatus for Manufacturing Micro- and/or Nano-Scale Features  
The present invention provides devices for generating scalable patterned features on a substrate. In some embodiments, the device includes a means for forming and ejecting a succession of...
US20130314291 MILLIMETER SCALE THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANTENNA STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SAME  
Millimeter scale three dimensional antenna structures and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. According to one method, a first substantially planar die having a first antenna...
8592345 Methods of inhibiting ethylene responses in plants using dicyclopropene compounds  
Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene...
US20130310265 METHODS OF PREPARING CYCLIC PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF  
This invention is directed to the discovery of improved methods of preparing cyclic peptides, cyclic peptide esters, cyclic peptide amidines, and libraries of these compounds. The invention also...
8587493 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...
US20130300498 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR LOW POWER MULTIMODE INTERCONNECT FOR LOSSY AND TIGHTLY COUPLED MULTI-CHANNEL  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for low power multimode interconnect for lossy and tightly coupled multi-channel are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system for low power...
8579806 Force-determining retraction device and associated method  
A retraction device adapted to retract tissue is provided, comprising at least one pair of opposed retraction members, with each retraction member being capable of operably engaging the tissue to...
US20130296741 ANKLE-FOOT ORTHOTIC DEVICES WITH INTEGRATED VIBROTACTILE BIOFEEDBACK AND RELATED METHODS  
Ankle-foot orthotic devices with integrated vibrotactile biofeedback and related methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, an ankle-foot orthotic device may include one or more sensors...
PP24016 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...
PP24015 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,...
PP24014 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....
8573757 Methods and apparatus of manufacturing micro and nano-scale features  
The present invention provides methods of generating scalable patterned features on a substrate. The methods includes ejecting a succession of droplets; applying a force to the droplets in a...
US20130289685 IMPLANTATION TOOLS FOR SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR LEADS AND RELATED METHODS  
Implantation tools for spinal cord stimulator leads and related methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, an implantation tool may include an elongated body having first and second ends. The...
US20130281503 MODULATION OF RESPONSE REGULATORS BY IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES  
The present disclosure provides methods and compositions useful for screening agents for activity in modulating response regulator signaling activity, which is, in turn, useful for determining...
US20130276801 METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE FROM TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCT  
Methods for producing dissolving grade pulp and microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco are provided. The methods include chemical pulping a tobacco input to form a tobacco pulp. Chemical pulping...
PP23998 Cercis tree named ‘WHITEWATER’  
Cercis ‘Whitewater’ is a new and distinct variety of redbud that has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. 1. Weeping growth habit.2. Ease...
8563689 Methods for regulating inflammatory mediators and peptides for useful therein  
The present invention includes methods of modulating cellular secretory processes. More specifically the present invention relates to modulating or reducing the release of inflammatory mediators...
8551378 Nanospinning of polymer fibers from sheared solutions  
Nanofibers are fabricated by introducing a polymer solution into a dispersion medium and shearing the dispersion medium. Droplets of the polymer solution are spun into elongated fibers that are...
US20130259834 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES  
Methods and compositions for targeted delivery of biotherapeutics are provided. The compositions comprise bile-sensitive St. thermophilus bacteria modified to release a biotherapeutic agent...
US20130255216 HIGH VALUE LIGNIN DERIVATIVES, POLYMERS, AND COPOLYMERS AND USE THEREOF IN THERMOPLASTIC, THERMOSET, COMPOSITE, AND CARBON FIBER APPLICATIONS  
The present disclosure relates to reactive modified lignin, methods of preparing such modified lignin, and materials, such as polymer systems, incorporating the modified lignin. More specifically,...
8546088 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...
8544419 Livestock insect-removal systems and related methods  
Livestock insect-removal systems and methods. According to one embodiment, the system may comprise a structure with a defined path for passage of livestock. The system may comprise a container...
8538717 Method of absorbance correction in a spectroscopic heating value sensor  
A method and apparatus for absorbance correction in a spectroscopic heating value sensor in which a reference light intensity measurement is made on a non-absorbing reference fluid, a light...
8537310 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...
8535727 Biodegradable non-woven fabric having plant virus encapsulated actives for drug delivery  
A biodegradable delivery system for actives such as pharmaceutical drugs. The delivery system includes actives infused into the capsid of a purified plant virus. The loaded capsids are embedding...
8535722 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...
US20130234669 INTELLIGENT INTEGRATED BATTERY MODULE  
An energy storage system is provided. The system includes a plurality of energy storage modules connected in parallel. Each energy storage module has an energy storage source, a bidirectional...
8530459 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...
8529996 High-temperature attachment of organic molecules to substrates  
This invention provides a new procedure for attaching molecules to semiconductor surfaces, in particular silicon. The molecules, which include, but are not limited to porphyrins and ferrocenes,...
8524892 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...
US20130224153 RECOMBINANT LACTOBACILLUS WITH DECREASED LIPOTEICHOIC ACID TO REDUCE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES  
Methods and compositions for treating or preventing inflammatory disorders are provided. The compositions of the invention comprise a recombinant bacterium genetically modified to decrease the...
8520170 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...
8519061 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...
US20130216829 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...
8510061 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for wireless crack detection and monitoring  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for wireless crack detection and monitoring are disclosed. According to one system, a crack detector is affixed to a surface of a material for...
8505493 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...
US20130200391 GALLIUM NITRIDE BASED STRUCTURES WITH EMBEDDED VOIDS AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION  
A gallium nitride-based structure includes a substrate, a first layer of gallium nitride disposed on a growth surface of the substrate, and a second gallium nitride layer disposed on the first...
US20130199692 Surface Functionalization of Polyester  
Methods for surface treatment of polyester substrates are described. Treatment methods include adherence of a polymer layer on a surface of the polyester so as to increase the hydrophilic...
8501911 Methods of reducing inflammation and mucus hypersecretion  
Methods and compounds for decreasing MARCKS-related inflammation and MARCKS-related mucus hypersecretion or decreasing MARCKS-related inflammation in a subject by the administration of a...
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.