|| List of recent Prom-related patents
| Strong activation domain|
A new and strong transcriptional activation domain was identified from the arabidopsis protein ethylene response factor 98 (aterf98). This domain has been designated as the “edll domain” and has a number of highly conserved amino acid residues that are found throughout the members of the aterf98 family from plants, including in monocot and eudicot orthologs.
| Chimeric promoters capable of mediating gene expression in plants upon pathogen infection and uses thereof|
Described are synthetic promoters capable of mediating gene expression in plants upon pathogen infection. Furthermore, recombinant genes and vectors comprising said chimeric promoters as well as host cells transformed with such chimeric promoters, recombinant genes, or vectors are provided.
| Regulatory sequences to control gene expression in plants|
The present invention discloses regulatory sequences, promoters and terminators, and their use in plants. The regulatory sequences can be used to make gene constructs that include a gene not natively associated with the regulatory sequences.
| Drought tolerant plants and related constructs and methods involving genes encoding zinc-finger (c3hc4-type ring finger) family polypeptides|
Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant dna constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant dna constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant dna constructs. The recombinant dna construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a zinc-finger (c3hc4-type ring finger) family polypeptide..
| Use of aldh7 for improved stress tolerance|
The present invention relates to the field of plant molecular biology, more particularly to the regulation of genes that increase drought tolerance and yield. Provided herein are methods finding use in agriculture for increasing drought tolerance in dicot and monocot plants.
| Transcobalamin receptor polypeptides, nucleic acids, and modulators thereof, and related methods of use in modulating cell growth and treating cancer and cobalamin deficiency|
The present invention provides the amino acid and polynucleotide sequences of the transcobalamin receptor, as well as modulators of the transcobalamin receptor. Accordingly, the present invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders associated with cobalamin deficiency, including compositions and methods that promote cobalamin uptake.
| Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements|
An interactive television program guide is provided in which advertisements may be displayed in program listings display regions on program guide screens. The program listings display regions may be browse displays or flip displays.
| Force upgrade of a mobile application via a server side configuration file|
Systems and methods which forces or automatically upgrades a mobile application installed on a mobile device for security, stability or any other concerns via a server-side configuration file are disclosed. In one embodiment, a configuration file including a list of build identifiers that have been banned or flagged is placed on a server, which can be a server providing cloud-based collaboration or file sharing services, for access by associated mobile applications and/or devices.
| Error-code and exception-based function dispatch tables|
A condition detected by a virtual routine may be treated by setting an error code or raising an exception, depending on circumstances. Enhanced vtable layouts promote availability of both error-id-based and exception-based virtual routines, while maintaining compatibility.
| Apparatus and method for accelerating the encoding of raptor codes|
In one exemplary embodiment of an apparatus for accelerating the encoding of raptor codes, based on an inputted block length, a pre-encoding matrix generation device determines to generate an encoding matrix m corresponding to the inputted block length and computes an inverse matrix m−1, or makes a pre-coding operation list storage device output an operation list corresponding to the inputted block length; based on the encoding matrix or the inverse matrix m−1, a pre-encoding operation list generation device generates a new operation list; based on one of the aforementioned two operation lists and an inputted source symbol set, at least one prompt intermediate symbol generation device generates at least one intermediate symbol set to provide to a fountain code encoder for encoding.. .
| Statistical cache promotion|
Storing data in a cache is disclosed. It is determined that a data record is not stored in a cache.
| Memory throughput improvement using address interleaving|
Aspects of the disclosure pertain to a system and method for promoting memory throughput improvement in a multi-processor system. The system and method implement address interleaving for promoting memory throughput improvement.
| Managing network configurations|
Provided are systems, methods and computer program products that proactively manage configurations that enable a service. Configurations that are critical to enabling a particular service are automatically captured, for example as part of a provisioning activity, and/or tracked in association with that service.
| Available-to-promise on an in-memory column store|
A system and method of determining an earliest delivery date for a demand on the basis of a fact table stored in a database, where the demand indicates both a desired date and a desired quantity for items from a stock, where a fact time series is comprised by and/or deducible from the fact table, and where the fact time series comprises fact tuples indicating both a fact date and a change in quantity of stock items that occurred on this fact date. The method includes generating an aggregated time series from the fact time series by defining and/or obtaining discrete time intervals, and generating, for at least one discrete time interval, an aggregated tuple indicating both its corresponding discrete time interval and the aggregated change in quantity of stock items that occurred in its corresponding discrete time interval..
| Human memory enhancement using machine learning|
A system and an article of manufacture for providing a prompt for real-time cognitive assistance include analyzing input from at least one environmental sensor to identify context information pertaining to a user situation, identifying a likely subsequent cognitive task of the user in the user situation based on the context information and use of a learned model, determining an action with respect to information to be suggested to the user via a corresponding prompt, wherein the determining is based on the likely subsequent cognitive task, the context information and information learned from at least to one previous user situation, computing a confidence value to represent a level of certainty in the action, and providing the prompt to the user if the action has a confidence value greater than a threshold value corresponding to the action.. .
| Human memory enhancement using machine learning|
Techniques for providing a prompt for real-time cognitive assistance. A method includes analyzing input from at least one environmental sensor to identify context information pertaining to a user situation, identifying a likely subsequent cognitive task of the user in the user situation based on the context information and use of a learned model, determining an action with respect to information to be suggested to the user via a corresponding prompt, wherein the determining is based on the likely subsequent cognitive task, the context information and information learned from at least one previous user situation, computing a confidence value to represent a level of certainty in the action, and providing the prompt to the user if the action has a confidence value greater than a threshold value corresponding to the action..
| Nfc-based information exchange method and device|
The present invention discloses a near-field-communication (nfc)-based information exchange method and device. The method comprises: in response to an information reading request from an nfc scanning device, detecting whether the nfc scanning device works properly; performing security examination on the mobile terminal when the nfc scanning device works properly; acquiring contextual information associated with the information reading request after completing the security examination; choosing one of pre-set risk levels for the information reading request based on the contextual information; selecting an authentication method corresponding to the chosen risk level; prompting a user of the mobile terminal to perform an authentication operation required by the authentication method; and exchanging information with the nfc scanning device according to the information reading request after the authentication operation is verified..
| Fund sharing method and apparatus|
A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to enable the pooling and sharing of funds to cover shared expenses. An electronic basket is created.
| Locating and organizing digital receipt data for use in in-store audits|
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for auditing in-store sales transactions when a digital receipt is issued. A receipt application server formulates a digital receipt from digital receipt data received from a pos system.
| Method and system for online redistribution of data|
Systems and methods are provided for an automated online platform for any member of the public to promote and/or sell online digital content or physical products over the internet at any time using the proprietary application of the present invention on any digital device connected to a network. Systems and methods are provided for an online promoter/reseller software application that can be accessible through the internet or other network, and a computer or portable device.
| Personalized incentive promotional product system|
Systems and methods for creating recipient-customizable promotional products are disclosed. One method includes receiving design details from a customer associated with layout of one or more graphical elements on a promotional product, and building a design of a customized promotional product using the design details.
| System and method for providing offer engineering|
The present invention generally relates to system and methods for providing improved marketing. Specifically, this invention relates to a system and method for evaluating and/or constructing and/or improving promotional offers for businesses of all sizes based on one or more criteria provided by the system, the user or any combination thereof..
| Determining user preference of an object from a group of objects maintained by a social networking system|
A social networking system identifies a user's relative preference for objects maintained by the social networking system, such as pages associated with movies, restaurants, businesses, or other content. To obtain the user's preferences, the system provides pairs, or groups, of objects to a user and prompts the user to indicate a preference between the objects in each pair.
| Techniques for deployment of universal promotion conditions for offer evaluations|
Techniques for universal promotion conditions for offer evaluations are provided. Promotions are comprised of promotion conditions.
| Photo guide for vehicle|
A device and method for assisting a user in photographing a vehicle for documenting a condition of the vehicle. The method includes receiving information regarding the vehicle and displaying a graphic overlay of the vehicle.
| Hip stem prosthesis with a porous collar to allow for bone ingrowth|
A femoral hip implant includes a first end, a second end, and a collar with a porous surface, all fabricated from a single piece of material. The entire area of the collar is porous, and the collar elastically deflects under load to promote bone ingrowth..
| Protecting airways|
An airway of a patient is protected from intrusion of contaminants by monitoring muscles of the patient to detect an attempted cough or swallow, and applying an electrical stimulus to the neck of the patient, varying amplitude and/or frequency over time, the applied electrical stimulus operates to promote an efficacious cough or swallow. The electrical stimulus induces a voltage within a range of greater than zero volts and less than 20 volts, and the frequency have patterned changes between at least about 4 hz to not more than about 30 hz.
| Ankle-foot orthotic|
An ankle-foot orthotic device is designed to closely simulate the natural movement of a lower extremity throughout a proper walking gait cycle. The orthotic device includes upper and lower support members that are pivotally coupled by opposing dorsiflexion assist members.
| Cognition and usability aptitude evaluations for clinician programmers|
The present disclosure involves an electronic device. The electronic device is configured to perform evaluations on a patient user for medical purposes.
| Blood pressure measuring method, blood pressure measurement set and flexible measuring element thereof|
A flexible measuring element for use with plural blood pressure measuring cuffs is provided. The flexible measuring element includes a flexible body, an identification block distribution region, and an indicating part.
| Production of high mannose glycosylated proteins stored in the plastid of microalgae|
The present invention concerns a transformed microalga producing a protein harboring a “high mannose” pattern of glycosylation in the plastid of the transformed microalga, wherein 1) the transformed microalga has a chloroplast endoplasmic reticulum (cer); 2) the microalga has been transformed with a nucleic acid sequence operatively linked to a promoter, the nucleic acid sequence encoding an amino acid sequence including (i) an amino-terminal bipartite topogenic signal (bts) sequence composed of at least a signal peptide followed by a transit peptide; and (ii) the sequence of the protein, 3) the xylosyltransferases and fucosyltransferases of the microalga have not been inactivated; 4) the n-acetylglycosyltransferase i of the microalga has not been inactivated, preferably the n-acetylglycosyltranferases ii, iii, iv, v and vi, mannosidase ii and glycosyltransferases of the microalga have not been inactivated.. .
| Room-temperature-curable silicone rubber composition|
A room-temperature-curable silicone rubber composition comprises: (a) an organopolysiloxane having on silicon atoms in the molecular chain in one molecule at least two specific alkoxysilyl-containing groups; (b) an organopolysiloxane having on silicon atom in the molecular chain neither a hydroxyl group nor an alkoxy group; (c) an alkoxysilane or its partial hydrolysis and condensation product; (d) a condensation reaction catalyst; and optionally comprises (e) an adhesion promoter and/or (f) a re-inforcing filler. The composition cures at room temperature due to contact with atmospheric moisture and exhibits an excellent adhesiveness to substrate in contact with the composition during the cure of the composition..
| Heat resistance in polycarbonate compositions|
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions of blended polycarbonate compositions with improved heat resistance. The resulting compositions, comprising a first polycarbonate polymer, a second polycarbonate polycarbonate, an impact modifier, optionally a flow promoter, and optionally a flame retardant, can be used in the manufacture of articles while still retaining the advantageous physical properties of blended polycarbonate compositions with improved heat resistance.
| Topical delivery of l-arginine to cause beneficial effects|
A preparation is disclosed for producing enhanced blood flow in tissue thus causing beneficial effects such as promoting hair growth on scalp tissue lacking sufficient hair, restoring normal sexual function in males with erectile dysfunction. Specifically, this is a preparation which provides local delivery of the amino acid l-arginine, an important biological precursor to the main substance which is responsible for relaxation of blood vessels permitting enhancement of blood flow.
| Methods and materials for assessing responsiveness to lenalidomide, thalidomide, and/or other thalidomide analogs|
This document provides methods and materials related to assessing responsiveness to lenalidomide, thalidomide, and/or other imids (structural and functional analogues of thalidomide that represent a promising new class of immunomodulators). For example, methods and materials for using crbn levels to determine whether or not cancer cells (e.g., multiple myeloma cells) are susceptible to lenalidomide, thalidomide, and/or other imids are provided..
| Autophagy-inducing peptide|
An autophagy-inducing compound comprises an autophagy-inducing peptide comprising beclin-1 residues 269-283 and a heterologous moiety that promotes therapeutic stability or delivery of the compound. The compound may be used to induce autophagy and in assays with beclin-1 binding partners..
| Protecting and repairing cartilage and musculoskeletal soft tissues|
Provided herein are compositions and methods related to promoting protection or repair of articular cartilage and/or musculoskeletal soft tissue by contacting the cartilage, tissues or cellular components thereof with a parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone-related protein (pth/pthrp) receptor agonist or releasing factor.. .
| Method of promoting soil release from fabrics|
A synergistic mixture for promoting soil release from fabric, under laundry washing conditions, which comprises a polyacrylate polymer and at least one water soluble modified cellulose ether. The polyacrylate polymer comprises: (i) 90-100 weight % of polymerized units derived from acrylic acid and (ii) up to 10 weight % of polymerized units derived from one or more c3-c8 monoethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, based on the total weight of said polyacrylate polymer.
| Method for producing oxide superconductor, and oxide superconductor|
Provided is a method for manufacturing an oxide superconductor, including preparing a coating solution containing alcohols including methanol as a solvent, the coating solution dissolving fluorocarboxylic acid salts including trifluoroacetates, the trifluoroacetates including a metal, barium and copper, the metal being selected from yttrium and lanthanoid metals (provided that cerium, praseodymium, promethium, and ruthenium are excluded); adding a substance of formula: cf2h—(cf2)n—cooh or hoco—(cf2)m—cooh (wherein n and m represent positive integers) as a crack preventing chemical to the coating solution; forming a gel film on a substrate using the coating solution having the crack preventing chemical added thereto; forming a calcined film by calcining the gel film at an oxygen partial pressure of 3% or less in a process that is maintained at 200° c. Or higher for a total time of 7 hours or less; and forming an oxide superconductor film by firing and oxygen anneal of the calcined film..
| High volume aerodynamic golf club head having a post apex attachment promoting region|
A high volume aerodynamic golf club head having a post apex attachment promoting region with a club head volume of at least 400 cc producing reduced aerodynamic drag forces. The post apex attachment promoting region is on the surface of the crown section at an elevation above a maximum face height and begins at the crown apex and extends toward the back of the club head.
| Custom ringback tone systems and methods|
A ringback tone service may be configured by determining an indication to suggest one or more callers to a user of a mobile-telephony device and obtaining historical call data describing recent calls placed by recent callers to the mobile-telephony device in a recent period of time. After identifying a number of frequent callers for whom no custom ringback tone is currently provisioned, the user is prompted to select from a list of custom ringback tones that are available to provision for incoming calls from the frequent caller(s).
| System for customer relationship management using wireless communication|
A method for establishing wireless communication between a service vendor and a customer accepts entry of a wireless address for a customer communications device, obtained from an electronic transaction. The entry of the stored wireless address is confirmed by transmitting a first wireless message that displays a hypertext link to a network address.
| Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and manufacturing method thereof|
In a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, there is provided a technique which promotes microfabrication by reducing a thickness of the device as suppressing an off current of a polysilicon diode which is a selective element. A polysilicon layer to which an impurity is doped at low concentration and which becomes an electric-field relaxation layer of the polysilicon diode which is a selective element of a resistance variable memory is formed so as to be divided into two or more layers such as polysilicon layers.
| Method of forming zinc oxide prominence and depression structure and method of manufacturing solar cell using thereof|
The method is effective in that a thin film can be uniformly formed on the prominence and depression structure, and an electrolyte or an organic material may uniformly penetrate between the prominence and depression structure.. .
| Small molecule-dependent inteins and uses thereof|
Elucidating the function of proteins in mammalian cells is particularly challenging due to the inherent complexity of these systems. Methods to study protein function in living cells ideally perturb the activity of only the protein of interest but otherwise maintain the natural state of the host cell or organism.
| Novel bacterial expression plasmid|
The present invention provides expression vectors useful for high-throughput screening of gene libraries. In a specific embodiment, an expression vector comprising (a) the rop gene operatively linked to the trp promoter-operator; (b) a purification tag sequence and a protease cleavage site downstream of the rop gene; and (d) a multiple cloning site downstream of the protease cleavage site, wherein the insertion of a heterologous gene of interest into the multiple cloning site and subsequent expression thereof in a host cell produces a high yield of a fusion protein comprising the rop protein and the protein encoded by the heterologous gene of interest without the need of chemical inducers, temperature shifts, or growth medium alterations to initiate protein synthesis, and wherein the fusion protein controls plasmid replication at temperatures below about 30° c.
| Expression system|
A perfect palindrome operator sequence-based protein expression system is provided. The expression system comprises a promoter; and a perfect palindrome operator sequence, wherein the promoter is not t7.
| Cldn5 mini-promoters|
Isolated polynucleotides comprising a cldn5 mini-promoter are provided. The mini-promoter may be operably linked to an expressible sequence, e.g.
| Marker gene for detection of tumor promoter, and method for detection of tumor promoter|
The present invention provides 27 marker genes comprising orm1, scarb1, stmn1, rad21, nup54, jun, dmp1, abi1, 6530403a03rik, slc2a1, plf (plf2, mrpplf3), fosl1, chek1, pik3r5, junb, vegfa, rif1 (loc671598), il1rl1, phex, tfrc, zfhx1b, rad51ap1, hells, mcm3, orm2, car13 and ccnb1, which enables the detection of a tumor promoter in a simple manner and within a short period of time in a test for predicting carcinogenicity as a tumor promoter using a cultured cell. The present invention further provide a tumor promoter detection method using at least one of the marker genes..
| Lithographic pattern development process for amorphous fluoropolymer|
Here we disclose a lithographic pattern development process for amorphous fluoropolymers. Amorphous fluoropolymers are a class of plastic materials with high chemical inertness and favorable optical properties.
| Method for preparing dietary supplements|
A novel dietary supplement and methods for manufacturing the said dietary supplement are disclosed for promoting healthy cartilages, connective tissues and bones. The dietary supplement of the present invention comprises glucosamine hydrochloride, collagen, and other dietary ingredients.
| Genetically stable recombinant modified vaccinia ankara (rmva) vaccines and methods of preparation thereof|
A vaccine comprising an immunologically effective amount of recombinant modified vaccinia ankara (rmva) virus which is genetically stable after serial passage and produced by a) constructing a transfer plasmid vector comprising a modified h5 (mh5) promoter operably linked to a dna sequence encoding a heterologous foreign protein antigen, wherein the expression of said dna sequence is under the control of the mh5 promoter; b) generating rmva virus by transfecting one or more plasmid vectors obtained from step a) into wild type mva virus; c) identifying rmva virus expressing one or more heterologous foreign protein antigens using one or more selection methods for serial passage; d) conducting serial passage; e) expanding an rmva virus strain identified by step d); and f) purifying the rmva viruses from step e) to form the vaccine. One embodiment is directed to a fusion cytomegalovirus (cmv) protein antigen comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding two or more antigenic portions of immediate-early gene-1 or immediate-early gene-2 (iefusion), wherein the antigenic portions elicit an immune response when expressed by a vaccine..
| Human igm antibodies, and diagnostic and therapeutic uses thereof particularly in the central nervous system|
Antibodies, particularly human antibodies, are disclosed having activity in treatment of demyelinating diseases and diseases of the central nervous system. Neuromodulatory agents are provided comprising a material selected from the group consisting of an antibody capable of binding structures or cells in the central nervous system, a peptide analog, and active fragments, monomers and combinations thereof having one or more of the following characteristics: capable of inducing remyelination; binding to neural tissue; promoting ca++ signaling with oligodendrocytes; and promoting cellular proliferation of glial cells.
| Use of il-20 antagonists for promoting bone fracture healing|
Promoting bone fracture healing in a subject having a bone fracture using an il-20 antagonist, which can be an antibody that blocks an il-20-mediated signaling pathway. Such antibodies include anti-il-20 antibodies and anti-il-20r1 antibodies capable of blocking the il-20-mediated signaling pathway..
| Staphylococcus haemolyticus prophage phish2 endolysin is lytic for staphylococcus aureus|
Methicillin-resistant (mrsa) and multi-drug resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus are becoming increasingly prevalent in both human and veterinary clinics. S.
| Genetically modified msc and therapeutic methods|
This disclosure relates to vectors, isolated cells, compositions, and methods for the treatment of critical limb ischemia and associated disorders. One aspect of the disclosure relates to a vector comprising a nucleic acid encoding a 165a isoform vegf protein and a promoter that regulates expression of the nucleic acid encoding the vegf..
| Oral care composition for promoting and maintaining oral health and method of forming and using same|
An oral care composition, a method of forming the oral care composition, and a method of using the oral care composition are disclosed. The oral care composition includes a plurality of enzymes to prevent formation of and/or facilitate the breakup of biofilm in an oral cavity and a metal ion management system to inhibit growth of gram negative bacteria..
| Modulation of telomere length in telomerase positive cells and cancer therapy|
Induction of telomere shortening, g2 arrest and apoptosis in telomerase positive cancer cells using acyclic nucleoside analogs has been disclosed. In addition, methods for impairment or prevention of tumorigenic telomerase positive cells from having a chance to grow into a tumor and methods for promoting tumor regression (decrease in size of an established tumor) using acyclic nucleoside analogs has been disclosed..
| Container, tube or chemical apparatus with color indicator, and composite semi-finished product with color indicator for producing a container, tube or chemical apparatus|
The invention relates to a container, tube or chemical apparatus, in particular for the construction of chemical apparatus for storing or for transporting aggressive storage media, comprising a solid inner layer with the inner side of which the storage medium can come into contact and which is made of a thermoplastic that is resistant to the storage medium, comprising an adhesion-promoting layer applied to the outer side of the inner layer, which is made of a textile sheet-like structure, and comprising a carrier layer applied to the outer side of the adhesion-promoting layer for providing mechanical support to the layer structure, wherein between the inner layer and the outer layer an indicator layer is provided, the material of the indicator layer being discolored by components of the storage medium which permeate through the inner layer.. .