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7803919 Bovine ABCG2 gene missense mutations and uses thereof  
A quantitative trait locus (QTL) affecting milk fat and protein concentration was localized to a 4cM confidence interval on chromosome 6 centered on the microsatellite BM143. The genes and sequence...
US20100236594 INTEGRATED PORTABLE SHELTER  
An integrated, portable shelter including a frame and at least two supports hingedly connected to the frame. The supports being movable between a storage position and a support position, where in...
7800063 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Manipulator for rotating and translating a sample holder
 
A manipulator for use in e.g. a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) is described, said manipulator capable of rotating and translating a sample holder (4). The manipulator clasps the round...
7799896 Methods of inhibiting tumor cell proliferation  
The invention provides methods for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B activity, expression, or nuclear localization in a tumor cell. The invention also provides methods for...
7799699 Printable semiconductor structures and related methods of making and assembling  
The present invention provides a high yield pathway for the fabrication, transfer and assembly of high quality printable semiconductor elements having selected physical dimensions, shapes,...
7799554 Lateral flow devices  
An analytical test for an analyte comprises (a) a base, having a reaction area and a visualization area, (b) a capture species, on the base in the visualization area, comprising nucleic acid, and...
7799251 Microcapillary networks  
Devices that include hosts having internal microcapillary networks are disclosed. The microcapillary networks are formed from interconnected passageways. The interconnected passageways may be...
7795410 Compositions and methods for treating HIV infection with cupredoxin and cytochrome c  
The present invention relates to cupredoxin, specifically Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin, and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa cytochrome c551 and their use in inhibiting of viral infection, and in...
7794958 Methods for diagnosing endometriosis  
Provided herein is a method for diagnosing and monitoring endometriosis in a subject by measuring levels of the β-subunit of fibrinogen.
US20100227793 Compositions and Methods for Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  
The invention relates to methods for preserving fast axonal transport in a cell affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by inhibiting pathogenic superoxide dismutase-induced increases in p38α ...
7790061 Directed assembly of three-dimensional structures with micron-scale features  
The invention provides polyelectrolyte inks comprising a solvent, a cationic polyelectrolyte, dissolved in the solvent, and an anionic polyelectrolyte, dissolved in the solvent. The concentration...
US20100222549 DECHALCOGENATIVE METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ALLYLIC SULFIDES  
A dechalcogenative method for the preparation of an allylic sulfide comprises contacting an activated chalcogenide of Formula (I) with a thiol of Formula (II) for a period of time sufficient to...
US20100222546 METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED PEPTIDES, PROTEINS AND CARBOHYDRATES AND THEIR CONJUGATES  
The present invention relates to methods for ligation or derivatization of peptides, amino acids, and carbohydrates utilizing a chalcogen-based reactant, a peptide reactant, an amino acid reactant,...
US20100221847 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...
7787129 Method and apparatus for measurement of optical properties in tissue  
A method of analyzing tissue includes inserting a radiation source into tissue, impinging radiation upon the tissue, obtaining a sample signal of the radiation that impinges upon the tissue, and...
7785825 Compositions and methods for dehydration and cyclization of peptides, synthetic compounds, and lantibiotics  
Lantibiotics are synthesized on ribosomes as prepeptides and post-translationally modified to a mature form. These modifications include dehydrations and cyclizations. Compounds and related methods...
7785728 Palladium-based electrocatalysts and fuel cells employing such electrocatalysts  
A direct organic fuel cell includes a fluid fuel comprising formic acid, an anode having an electrocatalyst comprising palladium nanoparticles, a fluid oxidant, a cathode electrically connected to...
US20100208761 QUANTUM WELL ACTIVE REGION WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL BARRIERS AND FABRICATION  
The invention provides a quantum well active region for an optoelectronic device. The quantum well active region includes barrier layers of high bandgap material. A quantum well of low bandgap...
US20100208252 Matched Pulse Stimulated Raman Scattering  
Methods and apparatus for selectively driving the vibrations of normal modes of a target molecule into coherence using stimulated Raman scattering. In concert, many vibrations produce a larger...
US20100206088 Self-Assessing Mechanochromic Materials  
A mechanochromic material includes a polymer having a backbone containing a mechanophore.
7776819 Targeted drug delivery of pain and addiction therapies using opioid receptor-mediated internalization  
Drug delivery is targeted to new opioid receptors using receptor-mediated internalization. Dermorphin was successfully conjugated to DSPE-PEG3400 without affecting the affinity to its receptor. The...
7776607 Mammalian selenoprotein differentially expressed in tumor cells  
A 15 kDa selenium-containing protein (“selenoprotein”) is disclosed. The protein is shown to be differentially expressed in cancer cells, such as prostate cancer cells. There is a correlation bet...
US20100203141 STIMULI-RESPONSIVE LOW SOLUBILITY HYDROGEL COPOLYMERS OF N-ISOPROPYL ACRYLAMIDE AND SYNTHESIS METHOD  
Preferred embodiment stimuli-responsive low solubility copolymer hydrogel compositions of the invention include polymerized N-isopropylacrylamide and water insoluble monomer or oligomer repeating...
US20100202484 Light emitting and lasing semiconductor devices and methods  
A semiconductor light emitting device, including: a heterojunction bipolar light-emitting transistor having a base region between emitter and collector regions; emitter, base, and collector...
US20100202483 Two terminal light emitting and lasing devices and methods  
A method for producing light emission from a semiconductor structure, including the following steps: providing a semiconductor structure that includes a first semiconductor junction between an...
7771944 Methods for determining genetic haplotypes and DNA mapping  
Improved methods of genetic haplotyping and DNA sequencing and mapping, including methods for making amplified ssDNA, methods for allele determination, and a DNA barcoding strategy based on direct...
US20100196932 Yeast Reporter System  
Cell-based screens for compounds that inhibit the accumulation of amyloids are described. For example, the herein described screens may be used to assay the formation, or inhibition, of pre-amyloid...
US20100196502 Isoform Selective HDAC Inhibitors  
One aspect of the invention relates to isoform-selective HDAC inhibitors. Also provided are methods of sensitizing a cancer cell to the cytotoxic effects of radiotherapy. The invention also...
US20100195683 CURVED COUPLED WAVEGUIDE ARRAY AND LASER  
A semiconductor laser that includes an active region, claddings and electrical contacts to stimulate emissions from the active region, where a coupled waveguide guides emission. The waveguide...
US20100194389 METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MOTION GUIDED FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
A method for imaging neuromuscular coupling and sensory processing with magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) is provided. More specifically, a method for examining the control that a subject's bra...
US20100193449 MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR REMOVING ARSENIC FROM WATER  
A method of purifying water comprises contacting the water with a quaternary oxide while exposing the quaternary oxide to visible light, the quaternary oxide containing a dopant metal, a dopant...
7768800 Multiphase converter apparatus and method  
An ac/ac converter for accepting a pulsating dc input with encoded sinusoidal modulation and providing a multiphase modulated output. The converter comprises a bridge including a plurality of...
7768640 Fluorescence detection enhancement using photonic crystal extraction  
Enhancement of fluorescence emission from fluorophores bound to a sample and present on the surface of two-dimensional photonic crystals is described. The enhancement of fluorescence is achieved by...
7768455 Antenna for controlling radiation direction  
An antenna for controlling a radiation pattern includes a first substrate; a first radiator formed in one surface of the first substrate; a second radiator formed in other surface of the first...
7768376 Conformal mesh for thermal imaging  
This invention provides thermal sensors and imagers that are flexible and capable of conforming to curved surfaces and corresponding methods of making and methods of thermal sensing. The thermal...
7767836 Method and system for extraction of oil from corn  
A process for removing oil from an agricultural substrate, including a dry grind corn. An ethanol solution with a concentration in the range of from about 90% to about 100% ethanol is mixed with...
7767653 Enhancement of immune response to vaccine by interferon alpha  
Exogenous cDNA capable of expressing interferon″ activity, exogenous interferon″ protein, inducers of endogenous interferon″ protein activity, inducers of endogenous interferon $ protein activ...
US20100191110 Techniques to evaluate mechanical properties of a biologic material  
A system includes an acoustic radiation force source that is structured to generate an acoustic radiation force at one or more frequencies. A shear wave transmission device is embedded in a mass...
US20100191081 QUANTITATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING OF OXYGEN TENSION  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for measuring and mapping oxygen tension in a tissue and, in particular, permit direct non-invasive measurement of retinal tissue oxygen tension. In one aspect,...
US20100186629 Antioxidant Treatment Of Asphalt Binders  
A combination of antioxidants and method of incorporating the antioxidants into an asphalt binder to make a modified asphalt binder are described. The antioxidants comprise a thioester and an...
7765068 Identification and characterization of protein fragments  
A method of preparing a first set of candidate fragments from a sample protein fragment and a protein sequence, comprises selecting a first candidate sequence comprising a terminal amino acid of...
US20100184725 Method and Composition for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias of Vascular Origin  
A composition and method of treating Alzheimer's disease or a dementia of vascular origin are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an endothelin antagonist as the active agent to treat...
7756365 Near ultraviolet-wavelength photonic-crystal biosensor with enhanced surface to bulk sensitivity ratio  
Biosensors are disclosed based on one- or two-dimensional photonic-crystal reflectance filters operating at near-ultraviolet wavelengths. The biosensors feature a tightly confined resonant electric...
7752916 Apparatus and method for material testing of microscale and nanoscale samples  
Methods and apparatus for testing a microscale or nanoscale sample. A testing stage comprises a frame having first and second laterally opposing ends and first and second side beams. At least one...
US20100173975 Expressed Pseudogene Regulates Gene Expression  
Selective expression of a pseudogene of myosin light chain kinase is found in cancer cells and tissues but not in normal cells and tissues. The pseudogene is expressed, and when expressed it...
US20100173872 Method and Composition for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias of Vascular Origin  
A composition and method of treating Alzheimer's disease or a dementia of vascular origin are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an endothelin antagonist as the active agent to treat...
7751057 Magnetomotive optical coherence tomography  
A spectral-domain magnetomotive optical coherence tomography apparatus, includes (a) a spectral-domain optical coherence tomography device, and (b) a magnet. The magnet is coupled with the optical...
7749922 Nanowire structures and electrical devices  
The present invention provides structures and devices comprising conductive segments and conductance constricting segments of a nanowire, such as metallic, superconducting or semiconducting...
7748343 Electrohydrodynamic spraying system  
An electrohydrodynamic spray apparatus includes a liquid inlet and a spray nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid inlet, where the spray nozzle has an opening downstream of the liquid inlet....
US20100168849 TRANSCORNEAL VISION ASSISTANCE DEVICE  
The invention provides a transcorneal vision assistance device implantable in the eye of a patient. A preferred embodiment transcorneal microtelescope vision assistance device is implantable in the...