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US20100315083 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Method for Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement of Natural Products  
Provided herein are various methods and systems for analyzing natural products by quantitative proton nuclear magnetic resonance (qHNMR). A method is provided for quantitative and qualitative...
US20100315018 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an input electrical AC signal, including the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having...
US20100311665 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...
7847719 Signal processors, signal processing methods, and digital filter configuration methods  
Signal processors, signal processing methods, and digital filter configuration methods are discussed. In one arrangement, a signal processor includes a common node; a plurality of channels, each...
7847152 Use of tryptophan indole and anthranilate analogs as plant transformation selection agents  
Methods and compositions are described using tryptophan analogs, indole analogs, and mixtures thereof as agents for selecting plant cells that have been transformed with an anthranilate synthase...
7846822 Methods for controlling dopant concentration and activation in semiconductor structures  
The present invention provides methods for fabricating semiconductor structures and devices, particularly ultra-shallow doped semiconductor structures exhibiting low electrical resistance. Methods...
US20100305219 EMULSIONS AND FOAMS USING PATCHY PARTICLES  
Provided are emulsions and foam compositions that include patchy particles having at least two different surface chemistries, such as Janus particles. Also provided are methods of stabilizing...
US20100301730 HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE ARC LAMP USING UV-ABSORBANT COATING  
A high intensity discharge arc lamp comprises an arc tube, a metal halide in the arc tube, and a coating on the arc tube. The coating comprises a UV absorbent material.
7842856 Herbicide resistance gene, compositions and methods  
The present disclosure provides methods, recombinant DNA molecules, recombinant host cells containing the DNA molecules, and transgenic and genetically engineered plant cells, plant tissue, seeds...
7842850 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...
US20100297257 ANTICOAGULANT ANTAGONIST AND HEMOPHILLIA PROCOAGULANT  
A method for treating a coagulation deficient patient comprises administering an amount of polyP to the patient sufficient to reduce the PT Test value or Dilute PT Test value of the plasma of the...
US20100296978 MICROCHANNEL LASER HAVING MICROPLASMA GAIN MEDIA  
The invention provides microchannel lasers having a microplasma gain medium. Lasers of the invention can be formed in semiconductor materials, and can also be formed in polymer materials. In a...
7840353 Method and system for managing a network of sensors  
A system and method are disclosed for managing a network of sensors (100). A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a sensor (102) belonging to the...
US20100292615 Device for Measuring Real-Time Pressure Exerted By a Support Surface on a Perineal Artery  
Provided are methods and devices for measuring real-time pressures on the perineum of a user positioned on a surface. In an embodiment the surface is a bicycle seat and the real-time measurement is...
US20100291408 Nanostructures including a metal  
One embodiment includes non-catalyticly forming a nanowire on a substrate from an organometallic vapor without application of any type of reduction agent. The nanowire is grown during this...
US20100289413 ELECTRON INJECTION-CONTROLLED MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICE AND ARRAYS  
An embodiment of the invention is a microcavity plasma device that can be controlled by a low voltage electron emitter. The microcavity plasma device includes driving electrodes disposed proximate...
US20100289124 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,...
US20100284998 FIBRIN SEALANT  
A fibrin sealant, comprises (a) thrombin, (b) fibrinogen, (c) polyP, and (d) calcium. The thrombin and the fibrinogen are separated prior to application.
7829669 Catalytically active recombinant memapsin and methods of use thereof  
Methods for the production of purified, catalytically active, recombinant memapsin 2 have been developed. The substrate and subsite specificity of the catalytically active enzyme have been...
7829342 Selective aliphatic C-H oxidation  
A composition including a complex of a metal, a tetradentate ligand, at least one ancillary ligand, and a counterion may be used for selective sp3 C—H bond oxidation. The tetradentate ligand may i...
7829278 Polynucleotide barcoding  
A polynucleotide is barcoded using a method whereby an isolated, individual polynucleotide is immobilized on a solid phase and stretched, targets are labeled using target-specific hybridization...
US20100278937 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO PREVENT AND/OR TREAT CANCER WITH PA-CARD  
The present invention relates to methods and materials for killing cancer cells with proteins derived from bacteria. The invention specifically relates to Azurin, Laz, Pa-CARD, and fusion proteins...
7825101 Modulation of MLCK-L expression and uses thereof  
In various aspects and embodiments the invention provides methods and reagents for controlling gene expression, and for treating disorders and diseases. Embodiments provide methods and reagents...
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,...