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US20100272140 High speed light emitting semiconductor methods and devices  
A method for producing a high frequency optical signal component representative of a high frequency electrical input signal component, includes the following steps: providing a semiconductor...
US20100267608 MODIFICATIONS OF CUPREDOXIN DERIVED PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention provides modified cupredoxin derived peptides with pharmacologic activity that have improved pharmacokinetic properties, and methods to use them to treat mammals suffering...
US20100263094 Methods for Producing Fertile Crosses between Wild and Domestic Soybean Species  
Methods for producing hybrids between domestic and wild soybean that are fertile and can be further bred with other soybean plants are provided, thus allowing transfer of desirable traits and genes...
US20100261666 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MYOCARDIAL DYSFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH SIRS OR SEPSIS  
Provided are compositions and methods for the treatment of myocardial dysfunction associated with SIRS or sepsis, which methods comprise the administration to a patient in need thereof of a...
US20100260828 Modulation of Platelet Aggregation  
Methods and compositions for inhibition of platelet cell aggregation are described. In particular, compositions comprising cell permeant RGT peptides, such as RGT bound to a lipid moiety are...
7813396 Transistor laser devices and methods  
A method for producing light emission from a semiconductor device includes the following steps: providing a semiconductor base region disposed between a semiconductor emitter region and a...
7812815 Compact haptic and augmented virtual reality system  
The invention provides compact haptic and augmented virtual reality system that produces an augmented reality environment. The system is equipped with software and devices that provide users with...
US20100257636 PLANT BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF  
Compositions including phenylalanine, analogues, and phenylalanine precursors protect plants against environmental stressors. Delivery systems and methods of treating are provided. A method of...
US20100255491 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...
US20100255426 MIRROR ARRAYS FOR MASKLESS PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY AND IMAGE DISPLAY  
Micromirrors and micromirror arrays described herein are useful, for example in maskless photolithography systems and methods and projection display devices and methods. According to one aspect,...
7808129 Fuel-cell based power generating system having power conditioning apparatus  
A power conditioner includes power converters for supplying power to a load, a set of selection switches corresponding to the power converters for selectively connecting the fuel-cell stack to the...
7807183 Transport agents for crossing the blood-brain barrier and into brain cancer cells, and methods of use thereof  
The present invention discloses methods and materials for delivering a cargo compound into a brain cancer cell and/or across the blood-brain barrier. Delivery of the cargo compound is accomplished...
7806854 Fully automated control system for type 1 diabetes  
An augmented, adaptive algorithm utilizing model predictive control (MPC) is developed for closed-loop glucose control in type 1 diabetes. A linear empirical input-output subject model is used with...
7804877 Atomic lasers with exciplex assisted absorption  
The present invention provides in one of the embodiments for either a continuous wave (cw) or pulsed alkali laser having an optical cavity resonant at a wavelength defined by an atomic transition,...
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...