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PP29504 Berberis plant named ‘NCBX1’  
A new and distinct Berberis cultivar named ‘NCBX1’ is disclosed, characterized by glossy purple foliage and a very compact plant habit. Plants have no observed female fertility. The new variety is...
10024495 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...
10023831 Gas delivery devices and associated systems and methods  
Systems, devices, and methods for the delivery of gas bubbles to liquids are generally described. The devices can include a primary conduit comprising a plurality of openings fluidically...
PP29460 Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘NCMS2B’  
‘NCMS2B’ is a new Miscanthus sinensis plant particularly distinguished by its triploid cytotype, low female fertility, compact habit, and attractive variegated foliage. ‘NCMS2B’ provides an...
10011636 Inhibitors of metastasis  
The present invention relates to methods and compounds for treating or preventing cancer. Methods and compositions provided include including inhibiting or suppressing the development,...
US20180171539 Oxidative Method for Decolorizing Textile Materials  
The disclosure relates to a method for decolorization of a dye-colored synthetic polymer, which includes the steps of treating a dye-colored synthetic polymer, such as polyester, with a treatment...
US20180168161 MICROPROPAGATION OF BLACK COHOSH  
The presently disclosed subject matter provides a method for the micropropagation of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa/Actaea racemose L.), using a combination of cytokinins and/or auxins to...
US20180168120 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCED BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND INCREASED ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE  
This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation, increasing biomass production and/or increasing abiotic stress tolerance in a plant comprising: introducing into a plant, plant...
US20180164111 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING DRIVING INFORMATION  
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for estimating driving information, the apparatus receives a driving route of a vehicle, generates speed deviations corresponding to points on the driving...
US20180163220 SYNTHETIC PATHWAY FOR BIOLOGICAL CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION  
This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation and/or increasing biomass production in a plant, comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell heterologous...
US20180160644 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...
US20180160643 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...
PP29378 Sweetpotato plant named ‘NCORNSP-021SHJB’  
‘NCORNSP-021SHJB’ is a moderately compact, to compact, non-twining, slightly upright variety producing many short shoots. It is distinguishable from other cultivars by its purple heart shaped...
US20180155737 METHOD FOR MODULATING PLANT ROOT ARCHITECTURE  
The present invention provides a method for modulating or inhibiting modulation of the root architecture of a plant employing a new class of root architecture regulator (RAR) peptides, nucleotides...
US20180155729 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND RNA-BASED ANTIMICROBIALS  
The invention relates to the methods for modifying the methylation pattern of bacteriophage DNA and phagemid DNA and to methods for selective killing of bacteria using lysogenic bacteriophages...
US20180154285 SYSTEMS FOR EMPTYING PIT LATRINES AND SEPTIC TANKS  
An example system includes an auger assembly that is attachable to a vacuum system, in which the auger assembly includes a hose, an auger, and an auger motor. The hose includes an inlet at a...
US20180149466 CODE-MODULATED PHASED-ARRAY INTERFEROMETRIC IMAGING  
Embodiments of a code modulated phased-array interferometer are described. In one embodiment, a code modulated phased-array interferometer includes a phased array having a plurality of receiver...
9980992 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...
US20180141555 VEHICLE CONTROL UNIT (VCU) AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed are a vehicle control unit (VCU) and an operation method thereof that calculate a speed variation of a vehicle based on input information, predict an average speed of the vehicle based...
US20180141265 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FAST IMPRINTING OF NANOMETER SCALE FEATURES IN A WORKPIECE  
The subject matter described herein relates to methods and systems for fast imprinting of nanometer scale features in a workpiece. According to one aspect, a system for producing nanometer scale...
9975857 Inhibition of bacterial biofilms with imidazole-phenyl derivatives  
Disclosure is provided for imidazole-phenyl derivative compounds that prevent, remove and/or inhibit the formation of biofilms, compositions comprising these compounds, devices comprising these...
9968690 Norbornene modified peptides and their labelling with tetrazine compounds  
The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising an amino acid having a norbornene group. Suitably said norbornene group is present as an amino acid residue of a norbornene lysine. The invention...
US20180132404 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-023BWAM'  
‘NCORNSP-023BWAM’ is a compact, non-twining, upright variety producing many short shoots. It is distinguishable from other cultivars by its purple toothed-slightly lobed leaves with a cordate...
US20180132403 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-021SHJB'  
‘NCORNSP-021SHJB’ is a moderately compact, to compact, non-twining, slightly upright variety producing many short shoots. It is distinguishable from other cultivars by its purple heart shaped...
US20180132402 Ornamental sweetpotato plant named 'NCORNSP-020BWGWE'  
‘NCORNSP-020BWGWE’ is a compact, non-twining, upright variety producing many short shoots. It is distinguishable from other cultivars by its yellow green heart shaped leaves with dentate to...
US20180132401 Illicium plant named 'NCIH1'  
‘NCIH1’ is a new cultivar of hybrid Illicium with remontant flowering, a compact habit, and large, red flowers.
US20180132400 ILLICIUM PLANT NAMED 'NCIH2'  
‘NCIH2’ is a new cultivar of hybrid Illicium with remontant flowering, a compact habit, and large, white flowers.
US20180119074 METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FERMENTED BEVERAGES AND OTHER FERMENTATION PRODUCTS  
The present invention is directed to methods for making fermented beverages and other fermentation products including lactic acid and ethanol for fuel and the products produced therefrom.
9956720 Methods and systems for fast imprinting of nanometer scale features in a workpiece  
The subject matter described herein relates to methods and systems for fast imprinting of nanometer scale features in a workpiece. According to one aspect, a system for producing nanometer scale...
US20180113032 FLEXIBLE STRETCHABLE CAPACITIVE SENSOR  
A flexible stretchable sensor, methods of use, and methods of forming the same are disclosed herein. In one implementation, the flexible stretchable sensor comprises a plurality of flexible and...
US20180110841 GLUCOSE-RESPONSIVE INSULIN DELIVERY SYSTEM USING HYPOXIA-SENSITIVE NANOCOMPOSITES  
A closed-loop insulin delivery system is described. More particularly, the presently disclosed insulin delivery system can comprise glucose-responsive vesicles that release insulin in response to...
9950987 Aspirin derivatives and uses thereof  
The present invention provides novel aspirin derivatives useful for preventing and/or treating cancer. The novel compounds of this invention may be particularly useful for the prevention and/or...
9950858 Tobacco-derived cellulose material and products formed thereof  
A paper material is provided herein, wherein the paper material includes a fibrous material including at least 5 dry weight percent of fibers derived from a plant of the Nicotiana species; wherein...
US20180105965 NONWOVEN FABRICS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME  
Substantially compostable nonwoven fabrics comprising staple fibers made from natural cellulosic fibers optionally mixed with other natural, man-made or synthetic fibers are described. Also...
PP29218 Magnolia tree named ‘NCMX1’  
‘NCMX1’ is a new cultivar of magnolia with large, fragrant red-purple flowers, an upright habit and a late flowering time.
US20180096241 VISUALIZING DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS  
Deep neural networks can be visualized. For example, first values for a first layer of nodes in a neural network, second values for a second layer of nodes in the neural network, and/or third...
US20180096078 VISUALIZING CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS  
Convolutional neural networks can be visualized. For example, a graphical user interface (GUI) can include a matrix of symbols indicating feature-map values that represent a likelihood of a...
US20180095632 INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATIONS OF A CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK  
Interactive visualizations of a convolutional neural network are provided. For example, a graphical user interface (GUI) can include a matrix having symbols indicating feature-map values that...
9934462 Visualizing deep neural networks  
Deep neural networks can be visualized. For example, first values for a first layer of nodes in a neural network, second values for a second layer of nodes in the neural network, and/or third...
9929332 Flexible thermoelectric devices, methods of preparation thereof, and methods of recovering waste heat therewith  
The present disclosure relates to flexible thermoelectric devices. In some embodiments, such devices can comprise a flexible substrate with a first conductive component and a second, different...
US20180077926 NANOTECHNOLOGY SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS  
A first aspect of the invention is an agricultural composition comprising nanoparticles, an agrochemical active ingredient in the nanoparticles, and optionally (but in some embodiments preferably)...
9919002 Methods and constructs for compound delivery  
A construct for selectively delivering a compound of interest to a cell, includes (a) a bioresorbable polymer shell; (b) a nucleic acid duplex contained in said shell, the duplex comprising (i) an...
9918473 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...
US20180072746 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...
US20180072652 NOVEL ASPIRIN DERIVATIVES AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention provides novel aspirin derivatives useful for preventing and/or treating cancer. The novel compounds of this invention may be particularly useful for the prevention and/or...
9916475 Programmable interface for extending security of application-based operating system  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for extending security of an application-based computer operating system are disclosed. One system includes a memory. The system also includes an...
9913451 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...
9910982 Large-scale, time-sensitive secure distributed control systems and methods  
Large-scale, time-sensitive secure distributed control systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes detecting an anomaly at a module among a plurality of modules in...
PP28998 Evergreen dogwood plant named ‘NCCE1’  
‘NCCE1’ is a new cultivar of evergreen dogwood with an upright, pyramidal habit, dense branching, large showy white bracts, and greyed-purple-colored winter foliage.
US20180044693 LIMITED TRANSPIRATION TRAITS AND BREEDING METHODS IN MAIZE  
Methods to improve drought tolerance and increasing yield by the application limited transpiration trait in maize plants are provided. Expression of the limited transpiration trait in maize under...