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US20110217734 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF APPA-CONTAINING PEPTIDES  
The disclosure of the present application provides polypeptide sequences and nucleotide sequences coding for the polypeptide sequences of proteins used in the production of APPA-containing...
8013203 System for controlling the reactivity of boronic acids  
A protected organoboronic acid includes a boron having an sp3 hybridization, a conformationally rigid protecting group bonded to the boron, and an organic group bonded to the boron through a...
8012949 Bisphosphonate compounds and methods with enhanced potency for multiple targets including FPPS, GGPPS, and DPPS  
The disclosure provides, inter alia, novel bisphosphonate compounds and methods of making and using such compounds. In certain embodiments, compounds of the invention include bisphosphonates that...
US20110210468 METHOD OF FORMING A PATTERNED LAYER OF A MATERIAL ON A SUBSTRATE  
A method of forming a patterned layer of a material on a substrate includes forming a layer of the material on a stamp, and contacting the stamp with a first substrate comprising a pattern of...
8007808 Composition and method for facilitating the internalization of a therapeutic agent into a cell  
The present invention is a composition and method for facilitating the internalization of a therapeutic agent into a cell. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of the extracellular domain...
US20110207741 Activation of the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) and Sudden Cardiac Death  
Provided herein are methods of treating a medical condition in which RAS activation is increased. The method comprises the step of administering to a subject a c-Src inhibitor in an amount...
US20110204157 Variable orifice nozzle  
A spray nozzle assembly includes a pressure dependent variable spray orifice and an internal chamber which is at least partially bound by a flexibly deformable sidewall. At its distal end, the...
8005124 Optical bandwidth enhancement of light emitting and lasing transistor devices and circuits  
A method for producing wide bandwidth laser emission responsive to high frequency electrical input signals, including the following steps: providing a heterojunction bipolar transistor device...
8004017 Buried circumferential electrode microcavity plasma device arrays, electrical interconnects, and formation method  
A preferred embodiment microcavity plasma device array of the invention includes a plurality of first metal circumferential metal electrodes that surround microcavities in the device. The first...
8003300 Methods for fabricating complex micro and nanoscale structures and electronic devices and components made by the same  
This invention provides processing steps, methods and materials strategies for making patterns of structures for electronic, optical and optoelectronic devices. Processing methods of the present...
US20110201806 Methods for Forming Protected Organoboronic Acids  
Described are methods of forming protected boronic acids that provide in a manner that is straightforward, scalable, and cost-effective a wide variety of building blocks, such as building blocks...
US20110201542 Myeloid Protein Activation of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Hypoxic Pathway  
Provided are methods to enhance healing of wounds and tissue, especially during or pursuant to psychological and/or physical stress and to protect tissue from deleterious effects associated with...
US20110200890 Redox membrane-based flow fuel cell  
A flow fuel cell for use as a source of electrochemical energy with the membrane separating two flowing aqueous solutions with dissolved redox active components and electrodes of the second kind,...
US20110200762 Surface Preparation for Thin Film Growth by Enhanced Nucleation  
Various processes and related systems are provided for making structures on substrate surfaces. Disclosed are methods of making a structure supported by a substrate by providing a substrate having...
8000767 Magneto-optical apparatus and method for the spatially-resolved detection of weak magnetic fields  
A detector uses the magneto-optical Kerr effect and exploits the transition region between two magnetization states of a magneto-optical film to detect magnetic fields of less than 100 pT. The...
7998807 Method for increasing the speed of a light emitting biopolar transistor device  
A method for increasing the speed of a bipolar transistor, includes the following steps: providing a bipolar transistor having emitter, base, and collector regions; providing electrodes for...
7998330 Direct nanoscale patterning of metals using polymer electrolytes  
Disclosed herein are electrochemical fabrication platforms for making structures, arrays of structures and functional devices having selected nanosized and/or microsized physical dimensions, shapes...
7994389 Soybean genes for resistance to Aphis glycines  
Aphis glycines resistance (RAG) genes are provided by this invention, along with methods for identifying their presence using marker-assisted selection. Varieties of G. max and G. soja having...
US20110189353 Methods of Flavor Encapsulation and Matrix-Assisted Concentration of Aqueous Foods and Products Produced Therefrom  
Flavor encapsulation is generally performed by mixing flavor with a prolamin solution and drying the mixture into powdered forms of encapsulated flavor. In one embodiment, flavor and zein are...
US20110188629 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING PROPERTIES OF A COMPOUND  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a collimator having at least one aperture and a fluorescence detector. The collimator...
US20110187798 High Resolution Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing for Manufacturing Systems  
Provided are high-resolution electrohydrodynamic inkjet (e-jet) printing systems and related methods for printing functional materials on a substrate surface. In an embodiment, a nozzle with an...
US20110181169 MICROCAVITY AND MICROCHANNEL PLASMA DEVICE ARRAYS IN A SINGLE, UNITARY SHEET  
An array of microcavity plasma devices is formed in a unitary sheet of oxide with embedded microcavities or microchannels and embedded metal driving electrodes isolated by oxide from the...
7985837 Two component Bacillus lantibiotic and methods for producing and using the same  
The present invention relates to two-component lantibiotics isolated from Bacillus sp. Methods for producing said lantibiotics are provided, wherein dehydration and cyclization of the peptides is...
US20110178799 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING SPEECH SOUNDS USING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS  
Methods and systems of identifying speech sound features within a speech sound are provided. The sound features may be identified using a multi-dimensional analysis that analyzes the time,...
US20110178016 PULSE PARATHYROID HORMONE FOR TREATMENT OF THE HEMATOPOIETIC SYNDROME, STROMAL CELL LOSS, AND VASCULAR INJURY RESULTING FROM ACUTE EXPOSURE TO LETHAL RADIATION  
Currently there is no treatment for hematopoietic syndrome following radiation exposure. Exposed persons are presently treated with blood transfusions, growth factors such as G-CSF to promote...
US20110177118 Non-Simian Cells for Growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus  
Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to growth of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) using non-simian cells. In a particular example, porcine alveolar macrophage...
7982296 Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
US20110171813 Release Strategies for Making Transferable Semiconductor Structures, Devices and Device Components  
Provided are methods for making a device or device component by providing a multilayer structure having a plurality of functional layers and a plurality of release layers and releasing the...
US20110171675 FRET-BASED MEMBRANE-TYPE 1 MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE BIOSENSOR AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME  
The present invention is a novel FRET-based biosensor composed of ECFP and YPet fluorescent proteins operably linked via a MT1-MMP recognition sequence for use in the detection of cancer cells in a...
US20110171635 NUCLEIC ACID ENZYME BIOSENSORS FOR IONS  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for the sensitive and selective detection of ions using nucleic acid enzymes.
US20110171225 Novel Plasmodium Falciparum Gene Encoding Signal Peptide Peptidase and Method of Using Inhibitors Thereof for Inhibiting Malarial Infection  
This invention provides reagents, methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating and preventing malaria. Specifically, the invention provides methods for inhibiting a Plasmodium parasite,...
US20110171193 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PULMONARY HYPERTENSION  
Provided herein are methods and materials for treating pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a subject. Also provided herein is a method of diagnosing whether a has PH by detecting a PH marker. A PKG...
US20110171177 Compositions and Methods for Inhibiting Entry of a Hepatic Virus  
The present invention embraces Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 protein antagonists and agents that inhibit hepatic virus infection for use in the prevention and treatment of a hepatic virus infection.
US20110170225 High Resolution Printing of Charge  
Provided are methods of printing a pattern of charge on a substrate surface, such as by electrohydrodynamic (e-jet) printing. The methods relate to providing a nozzle containing a printable fluid,...
7979365 Methods and systems for interactive computing  
Methods and systems for creating a synthetic surrogate fitness function. User decisions are received representing fitness for a plurality of solutions. A partial ordering of the plurality of...
7978343 Nanoscale optical tomography based on volume-scanning near-field microscopy  
An apparatus and methods for nanoscale optical tomography based on back-scattering mode near-field scanning optical microscopy with a volumetric scan of the probe. The back-scattered data collected...
7976835 Methods and compositions for preventing and treating solid tumors  
Compositions and methods of preventing or treating a breast cancer are disclosed. The composition and method can utilize an endothelin B agonist and a chemotherapeutic agent as active ingredients...
7976789 Microfluidic device for preparing mixtures  
A microfluidic device for preparing a mixture, has a mixer. The mixer includes a plurality of chambers, each chamber having a volume of at most 1 microliter, a first plurality of channels, each...
7976748 Nano-molding process  
A nano-molding process including an imprint process that replicates features sizes less than 7 nanometers. The nano-molding process produces a line edge roughness of the replicated features that is...
US20110167115 TIE STRENGTH PREDICTION AND SOCIAL MEDIA FILTRATION  
A computer-implemented method of predicting tie strength between persons within a social media network includes: modeling tie strengths between a user of the social media network and connected...
US20110165631 ARABINITOL DEHYDROGENASE FROM NEUROSPORA CRASSA  
Stable and active arabinitol dehydrogenases (LAD) from Neurospora crassa and mutants thereof are disclosed. Arabinitol dehydrogenases are useful in the production of xylitol and ethanol from an...
US20110164639 Light emitting and lasing semiconductor devices and methods  
A two terminal semiconductor device for producing light emission in response to electrical signals, includes: a terminal-less semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter...
7973294 Methods and devices for characterizing particles in clear and turbid media  
The invention provides methods and devices for detecting, identifying, classifying and characterizing particles in a fluid sample. Optical analyzers are provided having a rotating and/or...
7973064 Method and composition for potentiating an opiate analgesic  
Composition and methods of treating pain and reducing or reversing tolerance to opiate analgesics are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an opiate analgesic and an endothelin antagonist...
7972875 Optical systems fabricated by printing-based assembly  
Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light...
7969650 Multiplex near-field microscopy with diffractive elements  
A near-field microscope using one or more diffractive elements placed in the near-field of an object to be imaged. A diffractive covers the entire object, thus signal may thereby be gathered from...
7968836 Photonic crystal sensors with integrated fluid containment structure, sample handling devices incorporating same, and uses thereof for biomolecular interaction analysis  
Photonic crystal (PC) sensors, and sensor arrays and sensing systems incorporating PC sensors are described which have integrated fluid containment and/or fluid handling structures. The PC sensors...
7968440 Preparation of ultra-shallow semiconductor junctions using intermediate temperature ramp rates and solid interfaces for defect engineering  
Described herein are processing conditions, techniques, and methods for preparation of ultra-shallow semiconductor junctions. Methods described herein utilize semiconductor surface processing or...
7968159 Vacuum insulation panel  
A vacuum insulation panel (VIP) in an example comprises first and second walls and a plurality of tensile elements. The first and second walls are structurally coupled to allow formation of a...
US20110154527 Soybean Gene for Resistance to Aphis Glycines  
An Aphis glycines resistance Rag2 gene is provided herein, along with methods for identifying its presence using marker-assisted selection. A cultivar of G. max having resistance to Aphis glycines...