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US20190335634 Raspberry plant named 'WSU 2166'  
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of red raspberry plant (Rubus idaeus L.) named ‘WSU 2166’ adapted to the raspberry production area of the Pacific Northwest. ‘WSU 2166’ is...
US20190330669 PRODUCTION OF HYDROXYLATED AND METHOXYLATED FLAVONOIDS IN YEAST BY EXPRESSION SPECIFIC ENZYMES  
Recombinant yeast that are genetically modified to contain and express genes or gene pathways that produce hydroxylated and/or methoxylated flavonoids are provided. The genes or gene pathways are...
PP30980 Raspberry plant named ‘WSU 2166’  
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of red raspberry plant (Rubus idaeus L.) named ‘WSU 2166’ adapted to the raspberry production area of the Pacific Northwest. ‘WSU 2166’ is...
US20190311703 ACOUSTIC TRAUMA SYSTEM FOR LARVAL FISH  
Hair cells are exquisitely sensitive to auditory stimuli, but also to damage from a variety of sources including noise trauma and ototoxic drugs. Mammals cannot regenerate cochlear hair cells,...
10435294 Para-orthohydrogen conversion using a vortex tube  
A para-orthohydrogen conversion device comprises a vortex tube. The vortex tube may include an inlet disposed at a first end of the vortex tube, a catalyst disposed on the interior wall of the...
US20190293915 MODULAR SCANNING CONFOCAL OPTICAL PROFILE MICROSCOPY WITH DIGITAL IMAGING PROCESSING  
In one embodiment, a modular confocal microscope is disclosed that includes a beam steering means arranged to direct the source of electromagnetic radiation non-collinearly with the optical axis...
10422478 Vapor cooled shielding liner for cryogenic storage in composite pressure vessels  
A novel tank cryogenic-compatible composite pressure vessel that beneficially utilizes Vapor Cooled Shielding (VCS) is introduced to minimize thermal gradients along support structures and reduces...
US20190275501 CATALYSTS COMPRISING SILICON MODIFIED NICKEL  
Nickel-based catalysts comprising silicon modified nickel (nickel silicate) are provided, as are methods for using the catalysts to i) convert methane to CO and H2 (e.g. for use in synthetic...
10407535 3D printable liquid crystalline elastomers with tunable shape memory behavior and bio-derived renditions  
Described herein are liquid crystalline elastomer compositions comprising aromatic epoxy units crosslinked with alkylene diacid units having alkylene segments containing at least one methylene...
US20190271697 Modified Indirect Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay Optimal for Monitoring Acute and Long Term Carrier Infections of Diverse Babesia bovis Strains  
We have developed a modified indirect ELISA (MI-ELISA) using the spherical body protein-4 (SBP4) of Babesia bovis to detect antibody against diverse isolates through all infection stages in...
US20190262275 MULTI-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES FROM PEPTOID OLIGOMERS AND METHODS OF MAKING  
Materials and methods are described for forming self-assembled peptoid structures that are extremely stable, crystalline, free-standing and self-repairing are described. Based on the peptoid...
10386369 Strings of epitopes useful in diagnosing and eliciting immune responses to sexually transmitted infections  
The invention provides methods and compositions for detecting and diagnosing sexually transmitted infections using a string of epitopes (SOE) specific for detection of causative microorganisms....
10383912 Tunable pH-sensitive linker for controlled drug release  
A novel acid labile linker for targeted delivery and/or controlled release of agents is introduced herein. There is further disclosed a method of developing a therapeutic or diagnostic conjugate...
US20190233743 HYDRODEOXYGENATION OF LIGNIN TO HYDROCARBONS USING BIMETALLIC CATALYSTS  
Bimetallic catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) conversion of lignin into useful hydrocarbons are provided. The catalysts are bifunctional bimetallic ruthenium catalysts Ru-M/X+Y comprising...
10364141 Block copolymer nanostructures formed by disturbed self-assembly and uses thereof  
Block copolymer nanostructures such as nanosheets, nanoribbons, and nanotubes, are provided. The nanotructures are formed by the self-assembly of block copolymers during evaporation of solvent...
10359427 Dual ionophore ion selective electrode for detecting non-ionic molecules, macromolecules and cells  
Biosensor and method of using the biosensors for the detection of prostate cancer are provided. The biosensors include a dual ionophore ion selective electrode for detecting very low levels of...
10351871 Desaturases and methods of using them for synthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids  
The amino acid and nucleic acid sequences of a Δ5-desaturase enzyme and a Δ8-desaturase enzyme are disclosed. The nucleic acid sequences can be used to design recombinant DNA constructs and...
US20190214310 STABLE MIXED OXIDE CATALYSTS FOR DIRECT CONVERSION OF ETHANOL TO ISOBUTENE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING  
ZnxZryOz mixed oxide catalysts having improved stability for the conversion of ethanol to isobutene are described, together with methods for making such catalysts.
10347915 Multi-functional binders for forming integrated electrodes  
Various embodiments of binder compositions, electrodes incorporating the binder compositions, fabrication methods for the binder compositions, and energy storage devices having the electrodes are...
US20190201586 Three-Dimensional Tissue Matrix Scaffold System  
Provided are porous, hydrogel, and multilayer tissue matrix scaffolds that are derived from native tissues. The scaffolds can be used for cell culture, preparing tumoroids for in vivo implant, and...
10340844 High-performance planar solar concentrators based on nanoparticle doping  
A light scattering-based solar concentrator (LSSC) uses high refractive index nanoparticles (NPs) as dopants to selectively scatter photons across the solar spectrum without spectroscopic...
10337159 Vis-NIR equipped soil penetrometer  
Soil penetrometers capable of measuring soil reflectance along the direction of insertion of the penetrometer are provided. The penetrometer can house an array of sensors, such as, for example, a...
US20190195899 PARTICLE-BASED DRUG DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE EMBODIMENTS  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of methods for detecting the presence of and amount of drugs in a sample, particularly a particle sample obtained from a subject. In particular disclosed...
10323794 Hydrogen fueling systems and methods  
A hydrogen fueling system and method comprises a container, a first tank, second tank, and third tank disposed within the container, and a nozzle coupled to the second tank and the third tank. One...
10314529 Vocal monitoring and biofeedback device  
A vocal dosimeter receives a first set of sensor data as sensor outputs through a sensor array including an acoustic sensor, a piezoelectric sensor, and an accelerometer. The dosimeter generates...
US20190169691 HERITABLE EPIGENETIC MODIFICATIONS AS MARKERS OF CHEMOTHERAPY EXPOSURE  
Provided herein are epigenetic modifications that are associated with prior exposure to chemotherapy agents. In particular, differential DNA methylation regions (DMRs) that are characteristic of,...
10312066 Generation of digital waveforms with high resolution duty cycle  
Systems and methods for generating digital waveforms with high-resolution duty cycles are disclosed. A smoothed sinusoidal waveform set to a voltage other than ground may be generated and/or...
US20190154689 STRINGS OF EPITOPES USEFUL IN DIAGNOSING AND ELICITING IMMUNE RESPONSES TO SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS  
Methods and compositions for detecting and diagnosing sexually transmitted infections using a string of epitopes (SOE) specific for detection of causative microorganisms are provided. The...
US20190153325 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF A CARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCK TO A REACTION PRODUCT  
The thermochemical conversion of biomass material to one or more reaction products includes generating thermal energy with at least one heat source, providing a volume of feedstock, providing a...
10287600 Compositions and methods for differential regulation of fatty acid unsaturation in membrane lipids and seed oil  
Aspects of the invention provide methods for differential regulation of fatty acid unsaturation in seed oil and membrane lipids of plants based on modulation of a previously unknown biosynthetic...
10280397 Feeder-free method for culture of bovine and porcine spermatogonial stem cells  
The present invention relates to the production and culture of undifferentiated spermatogonial stem cells that can be maintained long term and are feeder free. The resultant feeder-free...
10279578 Additive manufacturing of composite materials with composition gradient  
Techniques of additive deposition for producing articles of manufacture are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an article of manufacture can include a substrate having a surface and composed of...
US20190123371 POLY-GENERATING FUEL CELL WITH THERMALLY BALANCING FUEL PROCESSING  
A fuel cell system and methods are disclosed to co-produce electricity, heat, hydrogen fuel, and liquefied CO2 by synergistically integrating one or more of a cryogenic air separation unit (ASU),...
10267608 High-strength munitions structures with inherent chemical energy  
Munitions structures comprising one or more high strength reactive alloys, in particular reactive bulk metallic glasses, have significant amounts of inherent chemical energy. This energy may be...
10258066 Microwave sterilization or pasteurization transport carriers and system  
The present embodiments are directed to a processing system and transport carrier components for sterilization or pasteurization. In particular, an example embodiment includes a transport carrier...
10253261 Stimuli-responsive liquid crystalline networks  
Liquid crystalline network compositions comprising azo-containing aromatic epoxy units cross-linked with alkylene diacid units having alkylene segments containing at least one methylene unit,...
US20190092635 Para-Orthohydrogen Conversion Using a Vortex Tube  
A para-orthohydrogen conversion device comprises a vortex tube. The vortex tube may include an inlet disposed at a first end of the vortex tube, a catalyst disposed on the interior wall of the...
US20190091695 A PRISM ARRAY BASED PORTABLE MICROPLATE READER  
The methods and configurations herein provide for analysis of microplate based assays. Certain aspects include: an optical illumination panel; a plurality of sample wells configured to receive...
10240227 Zirconium based bulk metallic glasses with hafnium  
Various embodiments of zirconium based bulk metallic glass with hafnium are described herein. In one embodiment, an alloy composition includes zirconium (Zr), hafnium (Hf), copper (Cu), aluminum...
10227470 Recycled composite materials and related methods  
Methods of producing particles of fiber and resin from fiber-resin composite materials are disclosed. The particles may be combined with a resin system and optionally combined with fillers,...
10221460 Methods and kits for the prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer  
Provided herein are methods for the prognosis of prostate cancer progression in a patient by analyzing the gene expression in a tumor sample obtained from the patient the prognosis of prostate...
10220071 Microcin and uses thereof  
Microcin MccPDI and bacteria harboring the mcpM gene which encodes MccPDI limit growth of and/or kill pathogenic bacteria such as pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and/or Shigella bacteria via...
US20190040091 COMPOSITIONS USEFUL IN THERAPY OF AUTOPHAGY-RELATED PATHOLOGIES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME  
Lanthionine ketimine derivatives, and methods of making and using the same, are described. Included are lanthionine ketimine phosphonate (LK-P), lanthionine ketimine ester phosphonate (LKE-P)...
10193137 Lithium-ion batteries with nanostructured electrodes  
Several embodiments related to lithium-ion batteries having electrodes with nanostructures, compositions of such nanostructures, and associated methods of making such electrodes are disclosed...
10190067 High performance environmentally acceptable hydraulic fluid  
A novel hydraulic (e.g., a biohydraulic) fluid which has high performance attributes is disclosed herein. Such a novel hydraulic fluid includes a contribution of a range of 10% up to about 85% by...
10187070 Local oscilator distribution and phase shifting circuits  
Electronic devices, local oscillator circuits, and methods for operating local oscillators are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a local oscillator circuit includes a first transistor and a...
10186412 Digital waveform manipulations to produce MSn collision induced dissociation  
A novel method and mass spectrometer apparatus is introduced to enable collision induced dissociation inside linear ion traps/guides or 3D ion traps based on digital waveform manipulation. In...
US20190006847 ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT CONTROL IN POWER SYSTEMS  
Electrical circuit control techniques in power systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a supervisory computer in the power system can be configured to fit phasor measurement data from...
US20180372683 HIGH ACCURACY ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY  
Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) systems, devices, and associated methods of operation are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an IMS system includes an ionization region configured to receive and...
US20180355142 METHODS FOR CHEMICAL DEGRADATION OF EPOXIES USING ORGANIC SALTS AS CATALYSTS  
The subject matter disclosed herein is generally directed to methods of recycling epoxy polymers using organic salts as catalysts in an aqueous solution. Epoxy polymers and their composites are...