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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
PP10576 `Mobuff buffalograss` August 25, 1998
A new and distinct variety of turf-type buffalograss called `MoBuff` is characterized by its earlier spring greenup, better spring density, more numerous stolons, stolons having lower growth characteristics, and better green color characteristics when compared with commercially available
8587734 Adaptive lens for vision correction November 19, 2013
An adaptive liquid crystal lens system comprising a first substrate assembly, a second substrate assembly having a continuous phase profile, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and second substrate assemblies. The first substrate assembly includes a first transparen
8586096 Soy or lentil stabilized gold nanoparticles and method for making same November 19, 2013
The invention provides stabilized, biocompatible gold nanoparticles that are stabilized with material from soy or lentil plant material or a reactive extract thereof of the plant material. The gold nanoparticles of the invention can be fabricated with an environmentally friendly method
8563783 Method of producing lower alcohols from glycerol October 22, 2013
This invention relates generally to a process for value-added processing of fats and oils to yield glycerol and glycerol derivatives. More particularly, the process converts glycerol to acetol and then acetol to propylene glycol to produce a propylene glycol with ultra-low amounts of
8293176 Photo-acoustic detection device and method October 23, 2012
An example method for detecting an analyte in a sample of a bodily fluid includes the steps of exposing the bodily fluid sample to electromagnetic energy to cause a thermoelastic expansion in the analyte, and detecting a photoacoustic signal in the sample that results from the thermoelas
8293040 Homogeneous mesoporous nanoenergetic metal oxide composites and fabrication thereof October 23, 2012
The invention provides homogeneous mesoporous metal oxide nanoenergetic composites. A composite of the invention has a regular and uniform nanostructure of metal oxide, which is structured by a surfactant. Metal fuel nanoparticles are homogenously distributed through the regular and
8287896 Scaffolds with trace element for tissue regeneration in mammals October 16, 2012
A scaffold for implantation into a mammal to facilitate vessel growth in repair, regeneration, and/or proliferation of bodily tissue, where the scaffold is based on a borate, silicate, or phosphate, glass-former and is biodegradable upon implantation in mammals. The scaffold includes one
8286511 Assemblies for use in evaluating subsurface contamination, and related methods October 16, 2012
A method is provided for determining the presence and/or concentration of at least one contaminant in a subsurface at a test site. The method generally includes inserting a sampling assembly into at least one tree at the test site, processing at least part of the sampling assembly to
8260637 System and method for linking a web-based resource with an electronic medical record September 4, 2012
A data processing system and method that, in some cases, include an EMR system and a web server. In some cases, the EMR system includes a plurality of electronic medical records for a plurality of patients. One or more of the electronic medical records may include a URL or HTTP Post
8257147 Method and apparatus for jet-assisted drilling or cutting September 4, 2012
An abrasive cutting or drilling system, apparatus and method, which includes an upstream supercritical fluid and/or liquid carrier fluid, abrasive particles, a nozzle and a gaseous or low-density supercritical fluid exhaust abrasive stream. The nozzle includes a throat section and, o
8252961 Method of producing lower alcohols from glycerol August 28, 2012
This invention relates generally to a process for value-added processing of fats and oils to yield glycerol and glycerol derivatives. More particularly, the process converts glycerol to acetol and then acetol to propylene glycol to produce a propylene glycol with ultra-low amounts of
8252954 Processes for the preparation of calixarene derivatives August 28, 2012
A method for the preparation of calix[n]arene derivatives, in particular phosphonated calix[n]arenes. The present invention also relates to nano-structures of phosphonated calix[n]arenes.
8250481 Visualizing geographic-area change detected from high-resolution, remotely sensed imagery August 21, 2012
A method, system, and medium are provided for presenting aspects of change associated with a geographic area that has been captured by high-resolution, remotely sensed imagery. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a query directed at the geographic area that includes one o
8243997 Detecting geographic-area change using high-resolution, remotely sensed imagery August 14, 2012
A method, system, and medium are provided for detecting change in a geographic area. One embodiment includes receiving a set of remotely sensed imagery that depicts the geographic area, automatically identifying changes in physical features of the geographic area by comparing, withou
8241905 Self-assembling cell aggregates and methods of making engineered tissue using the same August 14, 2012
A composition comprising a plurality of cell aggregates for use in the production of engineered organotypic tissue by organ printing. A method of making a plurality of cell aggregates comprises centrifuging a cell suspension to form a pellet, extruding the pellet through an orifice, and
8241393 Methods and articles for gold nanoparticle production August 14, 2012
An example embodiment of a method for making gold nanoparticles includes steps of reacting a gold salt with a phosphino amino acid. Example phosphino amino acids include trimers, with a particular example being a trimeric amino acid conjugate containing one phosphino group. In an exa
8213471 Thin disk laser operations with unique thermal management July 3, 2012
A thermal management apparatus and method for a thin disk laser system enabling the laser system to have near isothermal temperatures across and throughout a thin disk comprising a mechanically controlled oscillating heat pipe having effective thermal conductivity of 10-20,000 W/m*K that
8212573 High frequency analysis of a device under test July 3, 2012
Analyzing a device under test ("DUT") at higher frequencies. A phase shifter varies the phase of a standing wave on a transmission line coupled to the DUT. The standing wave magnitude is sampled at each of the phase shifts and one or more DUT characteristics are determined as a funct
8208680 Method of predicting crop yield loss due to N-deficiency June 26, 2012
A method for determining the yield loss of a crop using remote sensor data is described. The yield loss is determined using the reflectivity of green light by the crop canopy measured from remote sensor data such as an aerial photograph that is digitized and spatially referenced to the
8202408 Sensor electrode and method for the electrochemical detection of nucleotides June 19, 2012
A sensor electrode for the detection of nucleotides in a biological sample is described. The sensitivity of the electrode is enhanced by the nanostructured sensor architecture that increases the available surface area of the electrode. The electrode detects nucleotides using standard
8192946 Assays for detecting pregnancy-associated glycoproteins June 5, 2012
Disclosed are methods and compositions for detecting pregnancy in an animal by means of assaying peptidase activity of one or more Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs). In certain aspects, methods also comprising use of an antibody that binds immunologically to a PAG that displa
8182999 Compositions and methods for early pregnancy diagnosis May 22, 2012
Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) are structurally related to the pepsins, thought to be restricted to the hoofed (ungulate) mammals and characterized by being expressed specifically in the outer epithelial cell layer (chorion/trophectoderm) of the placenta. By cloning expressed
8178593 Urethane formulation May 15, 2012
The invention provides B-sides of urethane formulations, wherein the B-sides comprise both alcohol and epoxy moieties. Also provided are urethane formulations comprising the B-side of the invention, as well as A-sides comprising isocyanate molecules.
8173154 Boron trioxide glass-based fibers and particles in dressings, sutures, surgical glue, and other May 8, 2012
A method and compositions for wound care management comprising a dressing comprising a three-dimensional body of glass-based fibers comprising 40 to 80 weight % B.sub.2O.sub.3, wherein at least 25 wt. % of the fibers have a diameter between 200 nm and 4000 nm, and a length:width aspect
8173077 Reusable PCR amplification system and method May 8, 2012
A DNA amplification device utilizing a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and silicon substrate coated with spin-on glass (SOG) is provided. This PDMS layer is irreversibly bonded to the SOG layer of the silicon substrate using oxygen plasma. The amplification device is an inexpensive, micr
8156136 Revising imagery search results based on user feedback April 10, 2012
A method, system, and medium are provided for revising a first set of search results related to high-resolution satellite imagery. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a query that seeks high-resolution, remotely sensed images of geographic areas that have changed consiste
8153118 Method for altering the metabolism of plant April 10, 2012
The invention is related to a method of altering the metabolism of a plant by carrying out the steps of treating seeds of the plant with non-genetically engineered selected mutant pink-pigmented facultative methylotroph having a plant altering capability, and growing the plants from
8148133 Fossil fuel-free process of lignocellulosic pretreatment with biological hydrogen production April 3, 2012
The invention provides an isolated haloalkaliphilic microorganism designated as strain sapolanicus belonging to the genus Halanaerobium, which is capable of producing hydrogen from biomass. Methods of producing biohydrogen comprising the fermentation of the microorganism with alkalin
8143996 Decentralized radio frequency identification system March 27, 2012
A decentralized RFID system and method provides a decentralized power control scheme for adaptively adjusting the power of a RFID reader in a network of readers communicating with an RFID tag. The transmission power of each reader in a dense network environment is controlled as a functio
8143903 Resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances March 27, 2012
A resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances uses a resonance detection subsystem with at least one probe to identify at least one of a resonating location, a resonating frequency and a quality factor of a resonance of the equipment and
8143055 Self-assembling multicellular bodies and methods of producing a three-dimensional biological str March 27, 2012
Structures and methods for tissue engineering include a multicellular body including a plurality of living cells. A plurality of multicellular bodies can be arranged in a pattern and allowed to fuse to form an engineered tissue. The arrangement can include filler bodies including a b
8129887 System and method for harvesting energy from environmental vibrations March 6, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for increasing the harvested energy from a piezoelectric element exposed to environmental vibrations via a two-prong system. In a first prong, a cantilever beam is tapered and shaped so as to increase and provide an a
8097771 LysM receptor-like kinases to improve plant defense response against fungal pathogens January 17, 2012
Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-re
8083350 Light sensitivity meter and uses thereof December 27, 2011
A text apparatus for measuring the degree of light-sensitivity of a subject, such as a subject with cataracts or migraines. The apparatus comprises a viewing shroud for positioning at least one eye of the subject in a testing position and an illumination source adapted for emitting v
8067669 Method for inducing resistance to fungal infection in transgenic plants using plant defense pept November 29, 2011
A method for the identification of peptides having an affinity for the surface of fungi is provided as is a method for the identification of peptides capable of affecting the development of a fungus. Also provided are compositions comprising peptides identified using the method of the
8066831 Shock wave and power generation using on-chip nanoenergetic material November 29, 2011
A method of generating power uses a nanoenergetic material. The nanoenergetic material comprising thermite is obtained and deposited on a substrate. An igniter is placed on the nanoenergetic material. When power is desired, the nanoenergetic material is ignited. A transducer receives
8062681 Amino acid oligomer dietary supplement November 22, 2011
A method for supplementing the levels of select amino acids in ruminants is provided. Amino acids are susceptible to microbial degradation in the rumen, where the relative susceptibility of an amino acid oligomer is determined primarily by its solubility in the rumen fluid. A method for
8040509 Light scattering detector October 18, 2011
The invention concerns high sensitivity light scattering detection and its application to evaporative light scattering detection in liquid chromatography. The exemplary embodiment includes a detection cell to accept particles suspended in a gas stream and permit a polarized light bea
8034592 Fossil fuel-free process of lignocellulosic pretreatment with biological hydrogen production October 11, 2011
The invention provides an isolated haloalkaliphilic microorganism designated as strain sapolanicus belonging to the genus Halanaerobium, which is capable of producing hydrogen from biomass. Methods of producing biohydrogen comprising the fermentation of the microorganism with alkalin
8030475 Inhibitors of retroviral reverse transcriptase October 4, 2011
Disclosed are nucleic acid molecules, and methods of their use, which have a specific structure including a double helical domain and a G-quadruplex domain physically connected by a linker domain which may be nucleosidic or non-nucleosidic. These aptamers demonstrate potent inhibitio
8021852 Methods and compositions for detecting spermatozoa or semen in a sample September 20, 2011
The present invention concerns compositions and methods for evaluating fertility in humans and animals. The invention may also be used to identify reproductive cancers such as testicular cancer. In various embodiments of the invention, an Sptrx-3 enzyme is used as a fertility marker.
8017816 Method of producing lower alcohols from glycerol September 13, 2011
A reactive-separation process converts glycerin into lower alcohols, having boiling points less than 200.degree. C., at high yields. Conversion of natural glycerin to propylene glycol through an acetol intermediate is achieved at temperatures from 150.degree. to 250.degree. C. at pre
8001115 Identifying geographic-areas based on change patterns detected from high-resolution, remotely se August 16, 2011
A method, system, and medium are provided for identifying terrestrial objects that have changed in a certain manner. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a query that includes one or more inputs, which are related to 1) a first terrestrial object ("first object") and 2) so
7993913 Plant artificial chromosome platforms via telomere truncation August 9, 2011
The invention provides engineered plant minichromosomes generated by telomere mediated truncation of native chromosomes. These minichromosomes are faithfully transmitted from one generation to the next and provide an ideal platform for breeding genes into desired plant varieties with out
7989675 Method of identifying compounds using a transgenic pig model of cystic fibrosis August 2, 2011
The present invention provides transgenic, large non-human animal models of diseases and conditions, as well as methods of using such animal models in the identification and characterization of therapies for the diseases and conditions.
7977120 Fluorescent sensors for cellular amines July 12, 2011
The invention provides compounds of formulas I, II, and III, methods of making them, and methods of their use. The compounds of the invention can be used as fluorescent sensors, for example, to detect an amine-containing analyte in a biological sample. The compounds can be selective
7968347 Photo-acoustic detection device and method June 28, 2011
An example method for detecting an analyte in a sample of a bodily fluid comprises the steps of exposing the bodily fluid sample to electromagnetic energy to cause a thermoelastic expansion in the analyte, and detecting a photoacoustic signal in the sample that results from the therm
7961305 Optical device components June 14, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to an internal reflection light funnel, including an internal reflection cone having a first diameter at an entrance end and a second diameter at an exit end, the first diameter being greater than the second diameter; and a light source embedded wi
7961304 Optical device components June 14, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to a light illumination funnel. The funnel includes a first opening positioned to receive an incoming light source, a second opening positioned opposite the first opening and with a diameter smaller than the first opening and inner reflective walls, in
7951774 Stereochemically defined dipeptide esters of antiviral agents for enhanced ocular treatment May 31, 2011
Stereochemically defined dipeptide esters of nucleoside-analogous antiviral agents including acyclovir and ganciclovir are provided. Certain of these stereochemically defined dipeptide esters are found to have unexpectedly enhanced delivery to and uptake by ocular tissues, crossing t
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