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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE39640 Conductive isostructural compounds May 22, 2007
A family of isostructural compounds have been prepared having the general formula A.sub.nPb.sub.mBi.sub.nO.sub.2n+m. These compounds possess a NaCl lattice type structure as well as low thermal conductivity and controlled electrical conductivity. Furthermore, the electrical properties ca
RE35257 Branched poly(hydroxyalkanoate) polymer salt electrolytic compositions and method of preparation May 28, 1996
Compositions and method for providing a solid conductive electrolyte composition containing a .[.polyhydroxyalkanoate.]. .Iadd.poly(hydroxyalkanoate) .Iaddend.(PHA) and a salt of a conductive metal are described. The PHA is a biodegradable and biocompatible and provides a basis for b
PP15185 Blueberry plant denominated `Aurora` September 28, 2004
Aurora is a new blueberry variety of Vaccinium corymbosum. It is a productive, very late ripening variety with high fresh market quality intended for areas where northern highbush varieties are grown successfully. Plants of Aurora are vigorous and upright. Canes are numerous, moderat
PP15146 Blueberry plant denominated `Liberty` September 14, 2004
Liberty is a new blueberry variety of Vaccinium corymbosum. It is a productive, very late ripening variety with high fresh market quality intended for areas where northern highbush varieties are grown successfully. Plants of Liberty are vigorous and upright. Canes are numerous, moder
PP15103 Blueberry plant denominated `Draper` August 24, 2004
Draper is a new blueberry variety of Vaccinium corymbosum from the Michigan State University breeding program. It is composed primarily of genes of Vaccinium corymbosum, but has a small contribution (<5%) from V. tenellum, V. ashei and V. darrowi. It is a productive, early mid-season
8273031 Methods and apparatus for determining cardiac output and left atrial pressure September 25, 2012
Method and apparatus are introduced for determining proportional cardiac output (CO), absolute left atrial pressure (LAP), and/or other important hemodynamic variables from a contour of a circulatory pressure waveform or related signal. Certain embodiments of the invention provided herei
8265110 Laser and environmental monitoring method September 11, 2012
A laser and monitoring system is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, the system includes a laser, pulse shaper and detection device. A further aspect of the present invention employs a femtosecond laser and binary pulse shaping (BPS). Still another aspect of the pre
8185209 Methods to extend vision to infrared wavelengths May 22, 2012
In a method for visualizing an object under conditions of low ambient light, the object to be visualized is exposed to incident electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than what can normally be seen by the naked eye. Light reflected from the object is then perceived with an
8080397 Biocatalystic synthesis of quinic acid and conversion to hydroquinone by recombinant microbes December 20, 2011
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of quinic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing quinic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme as well as conversion of quinic acid to hydroquinone are also provided.
7790431 Methods and materials for the production of shikimic acid September 7, 2010
Novel enzymes and novel enzymatic pathways for the pyruvate-based synthesis of shikimate or at least one intermediate thereto or derivative thereof, nucleic acids encoding the enzymes, cells transformed therewith, and kits containing said enzymes, cells, or nucleic acid. A KDPGal ald
7771547 Methods for producing lead-free in-situ composite solder alloys August 10, 2010
Methods are disclosed for producing in-situ composite solders having a particulate intermetallic phase homogeneously distributed throughout the solder matrix. An eutectic solder is mixed with the components of the intermetallic phase, melted and rapidly cooled to form the desired sol
7757565 Self-powered sensor July 20, 2010
A self-powered sensor is provided for strain-rate monitoring and other low power requirement applications. The self-powered sensor is comprised of: a piezoelectric transducer; a non-volatile memory comprised of at least one floating gate transistor; a current reference circuit adapted to
7696406 Expression of a recombinant transgene April 13, 2010
A system for expression of a heterologous polypeptide in a transgenic host cell is disclosed. The system is based upon a transgene comprising a eukaryotic promoter operably linked to a DNA sequence comprising, in the 5' to 3' direction, a DNA sequence complementary to a sequence encoding
7690621 Prestrained thin-film shape memory actuator using polymeric substrates April 6, 2010
A method for producing a plurality of thin film actuators is disclosed. The method includes depositing a film of a shape memory alloy material onto a polyimide film to form a shape memory alloy construction. The shape memory alloy construction is strained from 2 to 8%. Post processing
7666144 Methods and apparatus for determining cardiac output and left atrial pressure February 23, 2010
Method and apparatus are introduced for determining proportional cardiac output (CO), absolute left atrial pressure (LAP), and/or other important hemodynamic variables from a contour of a circulatory pressure waveform or related signal. Certain embodiments of the invention provided herei
7642083 Biocatalytic synthesis of quinic acid and conversion to hydroquinone by recombinant microbes January 5, 2010
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of quinic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing quinic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme as well as conversion of quinic acid to hydroquinone are also provided.
7609731 Laser system using ultra-short laser pulses October 27, 2009
A laser system using ultrashort laser pulses is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, the system includes a laser, pulse shaper and detection device. A further aspect of the present invention employs a femtosecond laser and binary pulse shaping (BPS). Still another as
7583710 Laser and environmental monitoring system September 1, 2009
A laser and monitoring system is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, the system includes a laser, pulse shaper and detection device. A further aspect of the present invention employs a femtosecond laser and binary pulse shaping (BPS). Still another aspect of the pre
7450618 Laser system using ultrashort laser pulses November 11, 2008
A laser system using ultrashort laser pulses is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, the system includes a laser, pulse shaper and detection device. A further aspect of the present invention employs a femtosecond laser and a spectrometer. Still another aspect of the
7407696 Phase change materials for storage media August 5, 2008
Phase-change compounds, and optical storage recording media, for recording and/or storage of data, comprising such compounds, according to the formula XSb.sub.yS.sub.z; wherein X is selected from the group consisting of K, Rb, Tl, Na, Li, Cs and mixtures thereof; and wherein y is about 1
7406859 Adaptable end effector for atomic force microscopy based nano robotic manipulators August 5, 2008
An improved nanomanipulation system is provided for performing nanomanipulation operations in relation to a sample surface. The system includes: an atomic force microscope having a probe for performing nanomanipulation operations on the sample surface, where the probe includes a cant
7381625 Deterministic process for constructing nanodevices June 3, 2008
A method is provided for constructing a nanodevice. The method includes: fabricating an electrode on a substrate; forming a nanogap across the electrode; dispersing a plurality of nanoobjects onto the substrate using electrophoresis; and pushing one of the nanoobjects onto the electrode
7378086 Retroviral vector having an ovalbumin promoter May 27, 2008
Vectors and methods are provided for introducing genetic material into cells of a chicken or other avian species. More particularly, vectors and methods are provided for transferring a transgene to an embryonic chicken cell, so as to create a transgenic hen wherein the transgene is expre
7367242 Active sensor for micro force measurement May 6, 2008
An active micro-force sensor is provided for use on a micromanipulation device. The active micro-force sensor includes a cantilever structure having an actuator layer of piezoelectric material and a sensing layer of piezoelectric material bonded together. When an external force is exerte
7344888 Blueberry red ringspot virus, sequences, promoters, and uses thereof March 18, 2008
A nucleic acid sequence of the blueberry red ringspot virus is disclosed. Also disclosed are putative promoter regions of the sequence and promoter regions capable of directing transgene expression in plants, including tissue-specific expression. Also disclosed are expression vectors,
7297946 Automated nanoassembly November 20, 2007
An automated nanomanipulation system is provided for manufacturing a nanoscale structure. The system includes: a design model for the nanoscale structure; image data of a sample surface upon which the nanoscale structure is to be manufactured; a movable member configured to perform a
7256325 Methods for transforming plants August 14, 2007
Methods for the transformation of plants are provided. The methods of the present invention comprise the steps of a) contacting the meristematic tissue of a plant and an area of the plant below the contacted meristematic tissue to a power source, wherein the area below the meristemat
7181811 Micro-fastening system and method of manufacture February 27, 2007
This application relates to a micro-fastening system and, more particularly, to a mechanical micro-fastening system employing a plurality of mating nanoscale fastening elements (16, 18) and a method of manufacturing a micro-fastening system. The mating nanoscale fastening elements (1
7154022 Divinyl ether synthase gene, and protein and uses thereof December 26, 2006
The present invention relates to divinyl ether synthase genes, proteins, and methods of their use. The present invention encompasses both native and recombinant wild-type forms of the synthase, as well as mutants and variant forms, some of which possess altered characteristics relative t
7134349 Micro-force sensing system November 14, 2006
An improved microforce sensing system is provided. The microforce sensing system includes: a force sensor configured to detect a contact force exerted on a contact tip of the cantilever and operable to generate a signal indicative of the contact force, where the cantilever is constru
7132165 Ultra-stable lamellar mesoporous silica compositions and process for the preparation thereof November 7, 2006
Novel lamellar mesoporous silica compositions which can contain functional inorganic elements and organic functional groups as part of the lamellar silica framework structure are described. The compositions are prepared using gemini amine surfactants as templates or structure directing
7122367 Diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes, proteins, and uses thereof October 17, 2006
The present invention relates to diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes and proteins, and methods of their use. In particular, the invention describes genes and proteins that exhibit both long-chain acyltransferase and acetyltransferase activity. The present invention encompasses both
7111783 Automated dimensional inspection September 26, 2006
An automated dimensional inspection system is provided that modifies sensor planning based on real-time measurement feedback. The dimensional inspection system includes a sensor planner, an error map generator, and a sensor affixed to a movable member. The sensor planner is adapted to
7091369 Synthesis of polyconjugated fatty acids August 15, 2006
The present invention relates to fatty acids. In particular, the present invention provides polyconjugated fatty acids, and methods of their synthesis and their use.
7081565 Plant seed specific promoters July 25, 2006
The present invention relates to novel seed specific promoter regions. The present invention further provide methods of producing proteins and other products of interest and methods of controlling expression of nucleic acid sequences of interest using the seed specific promoter regions.
7051599 Thermal transient anemometer having sensing cell assembly May 30, 2006
A thermal transient anemometer provides mass flow rate or volume flow rate over smaller discrete regions of a larger flow field, i.e., the distribution of such rates over a predefined, larger area. The thermal transient anemometer comprises two components: a frame with a plurality of
7002047 Biocatalytic synthesis of quinic acid and conversion to hydroquinone February 21, 2006
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of quinic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing quinic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme as well as conversion of quinic acid to hydroquinone are also provided.
6925426 Process for high fidelity sound recording and reproduction of musical sound August 2, 2005
A local performance simulation system simulates an ensemble sound pattern. The simulation system includes a signal generation system for simultaneously generating contact recording signals based on vibrations from the ensemble, where the ensemble produces an ensemble sound pattern. A
6862924 Augmenting reality system for real-time nanomanipulation using atomic force microscopy March 8, 2005
An improved method is provided for performing nanomanipulations using an atomic force microscope. The method includes: performing a nanomanipulation operation on a sample surface using an atomic force microscope; determining force data for forces that are being applied to the tip of
6825396 Methods for tissue specific synthesis of protein in eggs of transgenic hens November 30, 2004
Vectors and methods are provided for introducing genetic material into cells of a chicken or other avian species. More particularly, vectors and methods are provided for transferring a transgene to an embryonic chicken cell, so as to create a transgenic hen wherein the transgene is expre
6780583 DNA encoding canine von willebrand factor and methods of use August 24, 2004
The complete sequence of the canine von Willebrand Factor cDNA and deduced amino acid sequence is provided. The mutation which causes von Willebrand's Disease in Scottish Terriers, Doberman pinschers, Shetland sheepdogs, Manchester terriers and Poodles are also provided. Methods for
6774869 Teleportal face-to-face system August 10, 2004
A teleportal system which provides remote communication between at least two users. A projective display and video capture system provides video images to the users. The video system obtains and transmits 3D images which are stereoscopic to remote users. The projective display unit p
6750049 Synthesis of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybenzenes and 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzenes using myo-inositol-1-phos June 15, 2004
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybenzene from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybenzene from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme are also provided. Methods are also provided for converting 1,2,3,4
6646183 DNA encoding for a disease resistance gene from common bean and methods of use November 11, 2003
The present invention provides novel purified and isolated nucleic acid sequences associated with disease resistance and tolerance in plants. Methods of using the nucleic acid sequences to confer disease resistance and tolerance to plants are also provided.
6642436 DNA encoding for plant digalactosyldiacylglycerol galactosyltransferase and methods of use November 4, 2003
The cDNA encoding digalactosyldiacylglycerol galactosyltransferase (DGD1) is provided. The deduced amino acid sequence is also provided. Methods of making and using DGD1 to screen for new herbicides and alter a plant's leaf lipid composition are also provided, as well as expression vecto
6620602 Biocatalytic synthesis of quinic acid and conversion to hydroquinone September 16, 2003
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of quinic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing quinic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme as well as conversion of quinic acid to hydroquinone are also provided.
6613552 Biocatalytic synthesis of shikimic acid September 2, 2003
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of shikimic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing shikimic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme are also provided.
6605724 Process for the preparation of 1,5-dideoxy-1, 5-imino hexitols from oximes or imines August 12, 2003
A process for the preparation of 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino hexitols of a hexose sugars from novel hydroxyl protected oxime intermediates. The process includes formation of a lactam which is reduced to the hexitol. The hexitols are useful as drugs.
6600077 Biocatalytic synthesis of quinic acid and conversion to hydroquinone July 29, 2003
A bioengineered synthesis scheme for the production of quinic acid from a carbon source is provided. Methods of producing quinic acid from a carbon source based on the synthesis scheme as well as conversion of quinic acid to hydroquinone are also provided.
6597967 System and method for planning a tool path along a contoured surface July 22, 2003
A automated manufacturing system is provided for performing a manufacturing operation along a contoured surface of a workpiece. The automated manufacturing system includes a movable member; a tool disposed on the movable member for performing a manufacturing operation; a path planning
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