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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8282925 Method for treating rheumatoid arthritis using anti-S100A9 antibody October 9, 2012
The present invention relates to compounds and methods for modulating, reducing or inhibiting, inflammatory reactions in a patient. Particularly, inflammatory reactions that are targeted by the present invention are cell migration, secretion of toxic products and proteolysis at a sit
8231971 Process for producing anti-fog coating July 31, 2012
The invention relates to an anti-fog coating for a surface of a substrate comprising: a first polymer layer resulting from covalently bonding a polyanhydride polymer to said surface; and a second polymer layer resulting from covalently bonding a polymer selected from the group consis
8227003 Method for extracting lipids from biological solutions July 24, 2012
Bipolar membrane electrodialysis (BMED) was used to separate lipids from biological solutions. The lipids are separated from animal as well as vegetable solutions. Particularly, bipolar membrane precipitates high levels of lipids from a biological solution. The BMED single step process
8181799 Actuation system configured for moving a payload May 22, 2012
An actuation system includes a bridge crane, a trolley, and an end effector and is configured for moving a payload. A first actuator is operatively connected to the bridge crane. The bridge crane is configured for moving along an X axis in response to the first actuator being actuate
8173376 Method for identifying compounds for treatment of pain May 8, 2012
Methods and products for the attenuation or treatment of pain and the reduction of nociception are described. The methods and products are based on the modulation of CNS intracellular chloride levels. The methods and products may also relate to modulation of the activity and/or expre
8132739 Hydro-thermo irrigation mat March 13, 2012
A hydro-thermo irrigation mat (10) is comprised of a base sheet (11), a water-permeable root-shielding top sheet (12), and a capillary mat (15) of absorbent material therebetween. One or more flat pliable drip tapes (18) are loosely disposed in spaced-apart relationship between the top
8078023 System and method for permanently writing a diffraction grating in a low phonon energy glass med December 13, 2011
A system and method for permanently writing diffraction gratings in low phonon energy glass waveguides are shown. Ultrashort light pulses are generated and made to form two beams synchronously superimposed in the waveguide, therefore forming an interference pattern corresponding to the
8039459 Nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of inflammatory diseases October 18, 2011
Nicotine receptor agonists or analogs or derivatives thereof for treating inflammatory pulmonary diseases, and pharmaceutical compositions including nicotine receptor agonists or analogs or derivatives thereof. Compounds of formula wherein R1, R2, Xa and Ya are as defined herein are
8034335 High-titer retroviral packaging cells October 11, 2011
The present invention relates to non-replicative recombinant retrovirus packaging cells able to grow in suspension in a serum-free medium. In particular, the present invention relates to a human embryonic 293SF-based cell line stably expressing gag and pol gene products from the muri
8031323 Electrically variable focus polymer-stabilized liquid crystal lens having non-homogenous polymer October 4, 2011
A variable focus liquid crystal lens includes a nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture having a spatially inhomogenous polymer network structure, and an electrode for applying a substantially uniform voltage to the nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture. The lens is created within a
8016644 Method and apparatus for micro-machining a surface September 13, 2011
An apparatus and method for micro-machining a surface of a workpiece having a complex surface profile including desired profile features and finer undesired profile features to be removed, including shaping a formable polishing tool using either the workpiece itself or a replica of t
7989527 Polymer nanocomposites based on synthesized lamellar nanoparticles August 2, 2011
The invention relates to polymer nanocomposites comprising synthesized lamellar nanoparticles dispersed in a polymer matrix. The lamellar nanoparticles are synthetically made in a one-step operation by supramolecular assembly of a surfactant and a inorganic precursor and are exfoliat
7939323 Method of isolating cells from umbilical cord May 10, 2011
The present invention relates a method for isolating four cell types from a single umbilical cord as pure cultures. These cell lines (epithelial cells, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells) can be characterized and utilized in experimental models and for therapeutic
7926357 Retrofitable pavement strain gauge April 19, 2011
There is provided a proof body for use in a strain gauge for measuring horizontal strains in a pavement. The proof body is to be inserted in a hole provided in a surface layer of the pavement. The proof body is designed to be embedded in a substitute core designed to be retrofitted i
7904039 Multi-user adaptive array receiver and method March 8, 2011
An array receiver which reduces complexity and cost by exploiting multiuser information in signals received from a plurality of transmitting users preprocesses (40) samples of antenna signals (x.sub.1, x.sub.2 . . . , x.sub.N) from the antenna elements (22/1, . . . , 22/N) to form ba
7887793 Treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with myoblasts expressing dystrophin and treated to blo February 15, 2011
The invention relates to methods and materials for enhancing muscle mass or for the treatment of muscle disease in a subject, comprising introducing a cell which has a lower than normal level of myostatin signalling, into the subject.
7859640 Method and apparatus for spatially modulated electric field generation and electro-optical tunin December 28, 2010
A variable optical device for controlling the propagation of light has a liquid crystal layer (1), electrodes (4) arranged to generate an electric field acting on the liquid crystal layer, and an electric field modulation layer (3,71) arranged between the electrodes and adjacent the
7787119 Method for remote sensing of targets in a transparent medium using ultra-short intense lasers August 31, 2010
There is described a method for identifying at least one target in a substantially transparent medium. High-power, ultra-short laser pulses are transmitted into the medium. A diameter of the laser pulses is enlarged and the laser pulses having an enlarged beam diameter are focused us
7729044 Method and devices for generating stable and tunable light pulses June 1, 2010
Methods and devices for generating stable, tunable and intense output light pulses are provided. A primary beam of light pulses is used to form a filament in an interaction zone. A secondary bean of light pulses is superposed with the filament and interacts therewith to generate the
7718382 Method for identifying compounds for treatment of pain May 18, 2010
The present invention provides methods of preventing and treating pain, by modulating, e.g. inhibiting, the activity, function and/or expression of a PLC.sub..gamma. in a subject. The invention further relates to methods of identifying agents capable of modulating the activity and/or
7709207 Method for identifying compounds for treatment of pain May 4, 2010
Methods and products for the attenuation or treatment of pain and the reduction of nociception are described. The methods and products are based on the modulation of CNS intracellular chloride levels. The methods and products may also relate to modulation of the activity and/or expre
7667818 Electrically variable focus polymer-stabilized liquid crystal lens having non-homogenous polymer February 23, 2010
A variable focus liquid crystal lens includes a nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture having a spatially inhomogenous polymer network structure, and an electrode for applying a substantially uniform voltage to the nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture. The lens is created within a
7627006 Multi-wavelength laser source December 1, 2009
A multi-wavelength laser source is provided including a pump laser unit, a gain section and an output. The pump laser unit generates an energy signal, which is applied to the gain section. The gain section includes a gain medium with having a superstructure grating forming a distributed
7601720 Nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of inflammatory diseases October 13, 2009
This invention relates to the use of nicotine receptor agonists for treating inflammatory diseases, including a variety of pulmonary diseases. Such agonists have fewer side effects than other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as steroids. Moreover, these agonists can be used alone or in
7553488 Antibodies against S100A8 and S100A9 proteins for modulating inflammatory reactions June 30, 2009
The present invention relates to compounds and methods for modulating, reducing or inhibiting, inflammatory reactions in a patient. Particularly, inflammatory reactions that are targeted by the present invention are cell migration, secretion of toxic products and proteolysis at a sit
7510736 Method for selectively and sequentially extracting catechins from green tea leaf March 31, 2009
The present invention provides a method for specifically and sequentially purifying catechins from a plant product. More particularly, the present invention provides a method for purifying EGC and EGCG from green tea leaves by sequential brewing at different brewing temperature and for
7487063 Three-dimensional modeling from arbitrary three-dimensional curves February 3, 2009
The present invention relates to a method and a system for creating three-dimensional models of objects from sets of arbitrary three-dimensional entities obtained from target surfaces. It also provides an efficient method for individually refining the alignment of curves to improve t
7476398 Corneal implant and uses thereof January 13, 2009
A membrane for corneal implant or keratoprosthesis comprising a biological polymer and a polyacrylamide is described. The mixture of both polymers produces a hydrogel that becomes a transparent film or membrane upon drying. The resulting device and tissue engineered implants are useful
7425579 Methods for inhibiting activity of polyamine transporters September 16, 2008
A method for inhibiting the activity of a natural polyamine transporter comprising the step of contacting the transporter with an inhibitorily effective amount of a compound of formula (I) or (II): ##STR00001## wherein L is a linker; R.sub.1=H, methyl, ethyl or propyl; R.sub.2=H or m
7417159 Conjugated linolenic acids and methods of preparation and purification and uses thereof August 26, 2008
This invention relates to a new conjugated linoleic acids, a process for preparation thereof and method of use. Thus this invention is concerned with the preparation and purification of conjugated linoleic acids from materials rich in alpha or gamma linoleic acids. The reaction produces
7251396 Device for tailoring the chromatic dispersion of a light signal July 31, 2007
A device for tailoring the chromatic dispersion of a multi-channel light signal is proposed. The device includes at least two waveguides coupled in a cascade, each provided with a spatially distributed optical filter. The group delay response of the filters is designed so that the group
7249440 Plant-growing system having an aerator July 31, 2007
A container for aeration of a substrate supporting a plant with the substrate being received in a cavity of the container so as to bury a device positioned in the cavity such that gas can be supplied from the device to the substrate. The device comprises a body having a peripheral wa
7247306 Bacteria strain and bacteriocin produced therefrom July 24, 2007
The present invention concerns an isolated bacteriocin, Divergicin M35, derived form Carnobacterium divergens M35. It also concerns a composition comprising an effective amount of Divergicin M35 and the use of that bacteriocin to kill or limit the proliferation of a microorganism.
7235402 Scalable bioreactor culture process and system for the maturation of conifer somatic embryos June 26, 2007
A bioreactor culture system and process for producing conifer somatic embryos comprise a closed vessel, a biomass immobilization matrix, a liquid culture medium recirculating equipment, and a gas control equipment. The biomass immobilization matrix is installed in a closed vessel, a
7218375 Electrically variable focus polymer-stabilized liquid crystal lens having non-homogenous polymer May 15, 2007
A variable focus liquid crystal lens includes a nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture having a spatially inhomogenous polymer network structure, and an electrode for applying a substantially uniform voltage to the nematic liquid crystal/monomer mixture. The lens is created within a
7189391 Method of in vitro preconditioning healthy donor's myoblasts before transplantation thereof in c March 13, 2007
Methods of pre-treating healthy donor's myoblast cultures with growth or trophic factors on transplantation into subjects suffering from myopathic conditions such as muscular dystrophy. Compositions comprising myoblasts and fusion-promoting metalloproteases can be transplanted. Alternati
7184143 Method for remote sensing of pollutant molecules in a transparent medium using ultra-short inten February 27, 2007
There is described a method for identifying at least one molecule in a substantially transparent medium, the method comprising: transmitting high-power, ultra-short laser pulses into the medium so as to generate filaments in which a spontaneous fluorescence signal propagating along an
7182943 Method and system for modulation of microbial cell characteristics February 27, 2007
A method and a system is disclosed for the modulation of various characteristics of probiotic cells and for the production of probiotics having altered characteristics. Such altered characteristics include increased resistance to various stresses, drugs and chemical agents, as well a
7176188 Method of lethally sensitizing human and animal cells February 13, 2007
The present invention relates to a method, nucleic acid and amino acid sequences to sensitizing human or animal cells to be killed by chemical entities or irradiation. Particularly, the present invention describes nucleic acid and amino acid sequences pertaining to the group of PME f
7152370 Capillary carpet and method of manufacturing thereof December 26, 2006
A capillary carpet irrigation system comprises a capillary carpet (10) having a series of individual capillary mat sections (9a, 9b, 9c . . . ) hydraulically isolated from one another by a water impermeable base membrane (18), thereby preventing water migration from one section to the
7132093 Mesoporous mixed oxide materials as a new class of SO.sub.2 resistant catalysts for hydrocarbon November 7, 2006
The oxide materials are of the class of ternary mesoporous mixed oxide materials including lanthanum, a metal M selected from the group consisting of Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn, and zirconium or cerium such a mesoporous La--Co--Zr mixed oxide material designated as Meso LCZ[x] whe
7129074 Nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase 8) and uses thereof October 31, 2006
The present invention relates to a new ectohydroxynucleotidase, namely the NTPDasse8, which allows to regulate platelet aggregation or activation involved in the formation of thrombosis and related diseases. The nucleic acid sequence and the corresponding amino acid sequence and uses the
7119167 Fragment of L. lactis plasmid conferring antiphage activity and uses thereof October 10, 2006
The present invention relates to a 2227-bp DNA fragment that confers antiphage activity. Two proteins encoded by this DNA sequence are responsible for the phage resistance phenotype. When introduced in Lactococcus lactis phage-sensitive strain, this DNA fragment aborts infection of p
7118442 Construction members for three-dimensional assemblies October 10, 2006
A construction member, comprising an elongated body having a longitudinal dimension with a first end and a second end. Complementary end rotational joint portions are provided at the first end and at the second end of the elongated body, for interconnecting first end to second end a plur
7092414 Method for characterization of laser pulses using pulse quality factor August 15, 2006
There is described a method of characterizing a short laser pulse, the method comprising the steps of obtaining root-mean-square widths of the pulse through second order moments of the pulse; obtaining a spectral width of the pulse using the root-mean-square widths; obtaining a root-
7083928 Detection of negatively charged polymers using water-soluble, cationic, polythiophene derivative August 1, 2006
Novel methods allowing for the simple optical and electrochemical detection of double-stranded oligonucleotides are disclosed. The methods are rapid, selective and versatile. Advantageously, they do not require any chemical reaction on the probes or on the analytes since they are bas
6999662 Segmented waveguide array grating filters February 14, 2006
An optical device for filtering an optical signal is described. The optical filtering device comprises an optical input receiving the optical signal; an elongated waveguide connected to the input and having a modified transverse dimension to create a series of partially reflective se
6997669 Parallel manipulators with four degrees of freedom February 14, 2006
A manipulator for receiving and displacing an object, comprising a moving portion, adapted to receive the object. Four support legs each extend between the moving portion and a ground for supporting the moving portion. Each support leg is connected to the ground by a first joint, and
6993224 Segmented waveguide array gratings (SWAG)-based archival optical memory January 31, 2006
An archival waveguide memory device is provided and comprises a large number of elongated waveguides and a series of partially reflective elements distributed within each of the waveguides in accordance with data to be stored within the waveguides so as to act upon an input optical s
6959270 Method for modeling the transport of ions in hydrated cement systems October 25, 2005
The present invention relates to a computational tool that allows to evaluate the degradation of cement-based materials under various types of chemical attacks such as sulfates, chlorides, and plain water. It is based on the physical principles of ionic mass conservation and chemical
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