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Treatment of lge-mediated disease

Trustees Of Boston University

Treatment of lge-mediated disease

Methods and devices for adsorption and biodegradation of petroleum

Nanospun Technologies

Methods and devices for adsorption and biodegradation of petroleum


Date/App# patent app List of recent Sequester-related patents
07/09/15
20150191753 
 Methods for control of flux in metabolic pathways through enzyme relocation patent thumbnailMethods for control of flux in metabolic pathways through enzyme relocation
Genetically manipulated cells, lysates of such cells, systems, and methods of use thereof are provided, where one or more enzymes in a pathway of interest are genetically modified to incorporate a peptide sequence that provides for relocation of the protein, e.g., to the periplasm, so as to sequester the enzyme, and where the enzyme controls flux in the pathway of interest.. .
Greenlight Biosciences, Inc.


07/02/15
20150183848 
 Treatment of lge-mediated disease patent thumbnailTreatment of lge-mediated disease
The methods and compositions described herein are based, in part, on the discovery of a polypeptide of soluble cd23 (scd23) that binds and sequesters ige. Thus, the scd23 peptides, polypeptides and derivatives described herein are useful for treating conditions or disorders involving increased ige levels such as e.g., allergy, anaphylaxis, inflammation, lymphoma, and certain cancers..
Trustees Of Boston University


07/02/15
20150183661 
 Methods and devices for adsorption and biodegradation of petroleum patent thumbnailMethods and devices for adsorption and biodegradation of petroleum
Provided are methods of petroleum sequestration, which use electrospun microtubes capable of sequestering the petroleum from the water, and method of depleting and optionally degrading petroleum from water using floating devices which comprise the electrospun microtube attached to a floating carrier.. .
Nanospun Technologies Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182553 
 Use of polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) to treat malaria patent thumbnailUse of polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) to treat malaria
The reaction of l-lactate and polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) spontaneously and rapidly forms a stereocomplex. This versatile chemical reaction can disrupt glycolysis, the predominate form of atp production in many disease states, and may have many uses including the treatment of malaria.

07/02/15
20150182481 
 Use of polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) to treat pain patent thumbnailUse of polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) to treat pain
L-lactate is required as a fuel for the continuous firing of nociceptors that produce many of the manifestations of chronic pain. Polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) forms a spontaneous non-enzymatic, thermodynamically favored stereocomplex with sequestration of l-lactate or “trapping” of l-lactate.

06/18/15
20150167034 
 Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production patent thumbnailEngineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production
Some aspects of this invention provide engineered microbes for oil production. Methods for microbe engineering and for use of engineered microbes are also provided herein.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


06/11/15
20150157979 
 Methods and systems for synthesizing iron-based materials and sequestering carbon dioxide patent thumbnailMethods and systems for synthesizing iron-based materials and sequestering carbon dioxide
Methods and systems for sequestering carbon dioxide and generating hydrogen are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include the following: dissolving an iron based material that includes a carbonate-forming element into a solution including the carbonate-forming element and iron; increasing a ph of the solution to cause precipitation of iron oxide from the solution thereby generating a first source of fe2o3; reacting the carbonate-forming element in the solution with a first source of carbon dioxide to produce a carbonate thereby sequestering the carbon dioxide; oxidizing the first source of fe2o3 with a carbonaceous fuel thereby generating a second source of carbon dioxide and iron; and oxidizing the iron with steam thereby generating hydrogen and an iron oxide.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


06/11/15
20150157027 
 Nanosystems for formulation of effective minimum risk biocides patent thumbnailNanosystems for formulation of effective minimum risk biocides
The present invention relates to a composition that involves a dextrin and one or more plant treatment agents. In this composition, the dextrin and one or more plant treatment agents interact such that some of the dextrin sequesters the one or more plant treatment agents, some of the dextrin is attached to the one or more plant treatment agents, and some of the dextrin is mixed with, but unattached to, the one or more plant treatment agents.
Cornell University


06/04/15
20150152784 
 Method and system for sequestering carbon dioxide and producing hydrogen gas patent thumbnailMethod and system for sequestering carbon dioxide and producing hydrogen gas
A system and method for the simultaneous sequestration of co2, production of hydrogen, and production of electricity at any iron and steel industries is described. In one illustrative example, the raw materials particularly used in a blast furnace can also be used for locking co2 gas in the form of siderite.
The Florida International University Board Of Trustees


06/04/15
20150152006 
 Concrete compositions with reduced drying time and methods of manufacturing same patent thumbnailConcrete compositions with reduced drying time and methods of manufacturing same
Cementitious compositions and methods for preparing and using the cementitious compositions to yield hardened concrete. The cementitious compositions yield hardened concrete having reduced or attenuated water vapor emission and lower internal relative humidity (irh).
Us Concrete, Inc.


05/28/15
20150147242 

Carbon-based durable goods and renewable fuel from biomass waste dissociation


Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are disclosed for generating renewable energy from biomass waste while sequestering carbon. In one aspect, a method performed by a reactor to dissociate raw biomass waste into a renewable source energy or a carbon byproduct or both includes receiving the raw biomass waste that includes carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to be dissociated under an anaerobic reaction.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


05/14/15
20150134932 

Structure access processors, methods, systems, and instructions


A method of an aspect, which may be performed responsive to one or more structure access instructions, includes changing a state of a portion of a structure of a processor to a sequestered state. In the sequestered state, components of the processor are not able to access the portion of the structure but are able to access one or more other portions of the structure.

05/14/15
20150132345 

Nitric oxide-sequestering topical formulations


Topical formulations, comprising a carrier having gaseous nitric oxide sequestered therein, and optionally further comprising a pharmaceutically, cosmetic or cosmeceutically active agent, which are useful is medical, cosmetic or cosmeceutic applications, are provided herein. Systems, devices and processes for obtaining such formulations are also disclosed..

05/14/15
20150129504 

Organo-modified clays for removal of aqueous radioactive anions


Methods are described for the removal of highly soluble radioactive anions, e.g., radioactive technetium and/or radioiodide, from an aqueous solution. The methods utilize a sequestering agent that includes an organoclay, i.e., a clay with an intercalated cationic quaternary amine, as a sorbent for highly soluble radioactive anions that are present within an aqueous solution.

05/07/15
20150122476 

Device and sequestering a substance


There are provided a carbon dioxide storage apparatus and a carbon dioxide storage method which, through direct injection of carbon dioxide into an underground brine aquifer, can store carbon dioxide efficiently in the brine aquifer. A filter formed of, for example, grindstone is provided at a tip portion of an injection well.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150122243 

Process and system for converting waste to energy without burning


This invention relates to a power recovery process in waste steam/co2 reformers whereby a waste stream can be made to release energy without having to burn the waste or the syngas. This invention does not make use of fuel cells as its critical component but makes use of highly exothermic chemical reactors using syngas to produce large amounts of heat, such as fischer-tropsch.
Intellergy, Inc.


04/30/15
20150118358 

High-protein dairy product and process for making


A dairy-based yogurt product having a protein level above 15%, sometimes more than 25%, with a smooth and rich texture and no grittiness. The yogurt product includes a particular selection of dairy proteins and other ingredients to raise the gelation temperature of the dairy proteins and avoid causing gelation or precipitation during pasteurization.
Twin Cups, Llc


04/30/15
20150118291 

Amphoteric liposome formulation


The invention relates to compositions and methods to inhibit gene expression. In particular, the invention provides dnai oligonucleotides sequestered by amphoteric liposomes for the treatment of cancer..
Novosom Ag


04/23/15
20150111273 

Biohydrogen production method and reactor


A method for producing h2, vfas and alcohols from organic material is disclosed, including the steps of introducing organic material and microorganisms into a completely mixed bioreactor for producing h2, co2, vfas, and alcohols; sequestering co2 in the headspace of the reactor; recovering h2 from the headspace; and recovering a first liquid effluent including microorganisms, vfas, and alcohols. Also disclosed is a system for producing h2, vfas and alcohols from organic material, including a completely mixed bioreactor for dark fermentation; an input for supplying microorganisms and the organic material to be broken down; a co2 trap in the headspace and including a solid hydroxide for sequestration of the co2 gas from the headspace; and a gas output for removal of a gas effluent including h2 gas from the headspace.
Greenfield Specialty Alcohols Inc.


04/23/15
20150110879 

Opioid agonist formulations with releasable and sequestered antagonist


Disclosed are oral dosage forms, comprising (i) a therapeutically effective amount of an opioid agonist; (ii) an opioid antagonist in releasable form; and (iii) a sequestered opioid antagonist which is not released when the dosage form is administered intact, and methods thereof.. .
Purdue Pharma L.p.


04/23/15
20150110683 

Carbon-based durable goods and renewable fuel from biomass waste dissociation for transportation and storage


Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are disclosed for generating renewable energy from biomass waste while sequestering carbon. In one aspect, method performed by a reactor to dissociate raw biomass waste into a renewable source energy or a carbon byproduct or both includes receiving the raw biomass waste that includes carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to be dissociated under an anaerobic reaction.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


04/16/15
20150105533 

Use of polymer d-lactic acid (pdla) or equivalents thereof to inhibit growth of cancer cells and diagnose cancers


The invention provides method for sequestering or trapping l-lactate in or near a tumor cell comprising contacting an isolated polymer of d-lactic acid (pdla) or an equivalent, derivative or analog thereof with the tumor cell so that the pdla binds l-lactate in or near the cell and thereby sequestering or trapping l-lactate in or near the tumor cells.. .

04/16/15
20150105306 

Mannich condensation products as sequestering agents for fuels and lubricating oils


Sequestering agents for use in fuels and lubricating oils derived from mannich condensation reaction utilizing a polyisobutyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound, an aldehyde, an alkali metal base, and glycine or aspartic acid, or an ester thereof.. .
Chevron Oronite Company Llc


04/09/15
20150100209 

Method and providing a safing function in a restraining system


An apparatus (10) is provided for controlling an actuatable restraint (14, 16) in a vehicle (12). An sensor (24) is mounted in the vehicle (12) and outputs an electrical signal having a characteristic indicative of a vehicle event.

04/09/15
20150096939 

Method for removal of dissolved metal cations from aqueous fluids using modified capture polymers and tether polymer bearing anchor particles


Systems and methods are presented for removing an ionic material from a fluid using a capture polymer that sequesters the ionic material and an anchor particle bearing a tethering polymer. The tethering polymer complexes with the capture polymer after the capture polymer has sequestered the ionic material, thereby affixing a complex of capture polymer and ionic material to the anchor particle to form a removable complex.
Soane Mining, Llc


04/09/15
20150096755 

Compositions comprising carbon dioxide and reverse micelles and methods of use


Provided herein is a composition comprising carbon dioxide, an aqueous phase, and reverse micelles, wherein the reverse micelles comprise a metal cation-chelating agent, and a metal cation; and methods of using said composition for sequestering carbon dioxide and/or recovering hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon reservoir.. .
New York University


04/09/15
20150096749 

Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process


A borehole is drilled from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole.

04/02/15
20150094247 

Method of cleaning solar panels


A method for cleaning the glass surface of solar panels which employs the use of highly efficient sequestering agents and allows to replace deionized water with municipal or fresh water of up to a very high water hardness, without having a loss in the long term power output of the solar panels.. .
Saint-gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.


04/02/15
20150093485 

Method for the selective removal of sulfites from beverages and modular same


The disclosure provides a method for selectively removing sulfites, for example bisulfite anionic species, from a beverage comprising free sulfite by providing an effective amount of a non-ionic, solid phase material and contacting the beverage with the solid phase material thereby sequestering the free sulfite on the non-ionic, solid phase material and providing a beverage having a reduced amount of free sulfite that otherwise maintains the general chemical composition with which it started. The disclosure further provides a device for selectively removing sulfite from a beverage comprising a container for receiving a beverage comprising free sulfite, said container enclosing a non-ionic, solid phase material capable of sequestering free sulfite, and a modular apparatus comprising a sulfite capture module and optionally a sediment filter module or an aeration module.

04/02/15
20150093334 

Vault and vault like carrier molecules


A method of using vaults as carrier molecules to deliver one or more than one substance to an organism, or to a specific tissue or to specific cells, or to an environmental medium. A vault-like particle.
The Regents Of The University Of California


03/26/15
20150087582 

Compositions and methods for preventing and treating oral diseases


Compositions comprising iron-sequestering glycoproteins, chelating agents, stabilizing agents, binding agents, surfactants, fluorides, antimicrobials and a ph adjuster or buffer for the prevention and treatment of oral cavity diseases caused by dental plaque/biofilm, such as dental caries, gingivitis and periodontitis, through anti-infective properties are disclosed. The anti-infective properties of a composition include reduction or killing of anaerobic/aerobic/facultative gram-negative and gram-positive oral bacteria occurring in polymicrobial dental biofilms.

03/19/15
20150078982 

Methods and systems for capturing and sequestering carbon and for reducing the mass of carbon oxides in a waste gas stream


Methods of capturing or sequestering carbon include introducing a reaction gas stream to a catalytic converter to convert a portion of the carbon in the carbon oxide to solid carbon and a tail gas stream containing water vapor, removing the solid carbon from the catalytic converter for use, disposal, or storage, and recycling at least a portion of the tail gas stream to the catalytic converter. Methods may also include removing a portion of the water from the tail gas stream.
Seerstone Llc


03/05/15
20150065442 

Reducible self-assembled micelle drug delivery systems


Reductively degradable micelles comprising poly(-βamino ester)s-g-poly(ethylene glycol) amphiphilic copolymers provided with aromatic phenylbutylamine side groups, suitable for sequestering therein anthrocyclines. The anthrocycline-loaded reductively degradable micelles are useful for therapeutic treatment of cancers..
University Of Manitoba


03/05/15
20150059572 

Method and rapid adsorption-desorption co2 capture


A method of capturing and sequestering a gas species from a fossil fuel-fired power plant flue gas is disclosed. The method includes the step of providing an apparatus having a vessel adapted to be pressurized and a hollow fiber membrane contained in the vessel and having a sorbent embedded therein.
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.


02/26/15
20150056486 

Cathodic material, energy storage system, and method


An electrochemical cell is provided that includes a cathode chamber including a cathode material and an ion sequestering material, an anode chamber including a molten alkali metal material and a separator disposed in an ionic conductivity path between the cathode chamber and the anode chamber. The electrochemical cell demonstrates a reduced increase in discharge resistance..
General Electric Company


02/26/15
20150056333 

Nanotechnology smart sticker for use with perishable foods


A “smart sticker” employing nanotechnology for determining the current state of raw meat for safe human consumption is provided. The sticker indicates the quality to the consumer by providing a color changing indicator on the sticker.
Etipres, Sa


02/26/15
20150056139 

Telodendrimers and nanocarriers and methods of using same


Provided are functional segregated telodendrimers having, for example, two or three functional segments. The telodendrimers can have one or more crosslinking groups (e.g., reversible photocrosslinking groups).
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


02/19/15
20150050712 

Polysilicate-polysilicone enzyme immobilization materials


The present invention generally relates to improvements in enzyme immobilization, particularly for use in the field of carbon dioxide capture and sequestering. It has been discovered that the utilization of sol-gel processes to immobilize enzymes in polysilicate-polysilicone copolymer coatings and particles, and the deposition of these coatings on solid state supports or use of suspensions of these particles, provides significant benefits for use in industrial applications involving enzymatic catalysts..
Akermin, Inc.


02/19/15
20150047988 

Electrolysis cell with multiple membranes for cuci/hci electrolysis in hydrogen production


An electrochemical cell for producing hydrogen gas and cupric chloride. The cell comprises: an anode compartment comprising an anode for disposition in an anolyte, wherein the anolyte is cuprous chloride in hydrochloric acid; a cathode compartment comprising a cathode, wherein the cathode comprises an electrocatalyst; a plurality of ion exchange membranes disposed between the anode compartment and the cathode compartment; and at least one center compartment defined by a pair of said ion exchange membranes and comprising at least one element for removal or sequestering of copper ions that cross at least one of said membranes from the anode compartment.
Atomic Energy Of Canada Limited


02/19/15
20150047968 

Polymeric composites having oriented nanomaterials and methods of making the same


The present invention relates to the development and fabrication of thin-film polymer nanocomposites containing vertically aligned nanomaterials, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (swnts). In certain embodiments, the present invention utilizes liquid crystal mesophases of hexagonally packed cylindrical micelles that orient with their long axes parallel to an applied magnetic field, thereby directing the alignment of the nanomaterials, such as swnts, sequestered in the micellar cores.
Yale University


02/12/15
20150045419 

Reversibly crosslinked micelle systems


The present invention provides amphiphilic telodendrimers that aggregate to form nanocarriers characterized by a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic exterior. The nanocarrier core may include amphiphilic functionality such as cholic acid or cholic acid derivatives, and the exterior may include branched or linear poly(ethylene glycol) segments.
The Regents Of The University Of California


02/12/15
20150044705 

Protein detection using modified cyclodextrins


A method is provided for detecting a protein using a cyclodextrin covalently linked to at least one label. The cyclodextrin can associate with the protein by sequestering an aromatic amino acid side-chain of the protein in its hydrophobic cavity.
Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.


02/05/15
20150037895 

Hydrocarbon detector based on carbon nanotubes


Hydrocarbon detectors having cnts coated with an amphiphilic coating capable of sequestering an active molecule are provided. In one aspect, a hydrocarbon detection device is provided.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/05/15
20150033983 

Composite building products bound with cellulose nanofibers


Building materials are generated by the simple mixing of cellulose nanofiber (cnf) slurry with typical wood-derived material such as wood meal, optionally with mineral particulate materials, and dried. Particle boards are made with wood meal particulates; wallboards are made with wood particulates and mineral particulates; paints are made with pigment particulates; and cement is made with aggregate particulates.
University Of Maine System Board Of Trustees


01/29/15
20150030639 

Devices and methods for weight control and weight loss


The present invention provides, compositions, devices; and methods for affecting, among other things, weight loss and/or weight control, by sequestering nutrients or other compounds such as toxins from absorption in the digestive tract. The compositions, devices, and methods employ one or more members made of a compressible, absorbent matrix material.
Primigenia, Llc


01/29/15
20150027903 

Weld cleaning fluid


The invention relates to a weld cleaning fluid, and method of cleaning weld or discolouration especially on stainless steel. Stainless steel welds, such as those done by tig welding, require cleaning to remove the resulting surface discolouration and also to passivate the steel.
Ensitech Ip Pty Ltd


01/29/15
20150027898 

Method of obtaining a yellow gold alloy deposition by galvanoplasty without using toxic materials


The invention concerns the field of galvanic depositions and relates to a method of galvanoplastic deposition of a gold alloy on an electrode dipped into a bath including metal gold in alkaline aurocyanide form, organometallic compounds, a wetting agent, a sequestering agent and free cyanide. According to the invention, the alloy metals are copper, in double copper and potassium cyanide form, and silver in cyanide form, allowing a mirror bright yellow gold alloy to be deposited on the electrode..
The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd


01/22/15
20150024058 

Pharmaceutical compositions for the deterrence and/or prevention of abuse


Provided herein is a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antagonist, an agonist, a seal coat, and a sequestering polymer, wherein the antagonist, agonist, seal coat and at least one sequestering polymer are all components of a single unit, and wherein the seal coat forms a layer physically separating the antagonist from the agonist from one another. Methods for manufacturing such a pharmaceutical composition are also provided..
Alpharma Pharmaceuticals Llc


01/22/15
20150020711 

Sequestering polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in asphalt


This invention is based upon the discovery that activated carbon can be used to sequester polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that may be present in asphalt and creosote compositions. The treatment of asphalt and creosote compositions with activated carbon accordingly reduces the level of free polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in such compositions by sequestering them therein or removing them from the composition.
Flow Polymers Llc


01/15/15
20150018589 

Manufacture of butadiene from ethylene


A method of producing butadiene includes: (1) dimerizing ethylene to butene followed by (2) oxidatively dehydrogenating the butene to butadiene and (3) recovering the butadiene by (i) absorbing the product with a hydrocarbon absorber oil and (ii) stripping a crude product stream from the absorber oil. The absorber oil is selected so as to be effective to sequester ethylene dimerization-derived impurities from the system..
Tpc Group Llc


01/08/15
20150012287 

System for managing confidential information records and providing secondary content on a mobile computing device, and methods of using the same


The present invention provides systems including at least one mobile computing device and methods of using the same for (1) in a secure first mode, collecting confidential information from a user and transmitting said information to a secured storage device and (2) in a second mode, providing the user with secondary content (such as entertainment, informational and/or educational content), where once the device transitions from the secure first mode to the second mode, all confidential information on the device is deleted. In some further embodiments, non-confidential data relating to the secondary content may be collected and transmitted to a storage device.
Subdirect, Llc


01/01/15
20150005204 

Methods of using downhole compositions including an ion-sequestering compound


The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the method includes obtaining or providing a composition including at least one-ion sequestering compound, sequestering at least one ion from a polymer in the composition with the at least one ion-sequestering compound, and contacting a subterranean material downhole with the composition..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


01/01/15
20150000558 

Formed building materials


Formed building materials comprising a sequestered co2 are provided. The building materials of the invention include a composition comprising a carbonate/bicarbonate component.
Calera Corporation


12/25/14
20140378873 

Methods, devices and systems for increasing the effectiveness of ultrasound and other tissue treatment modalities


Embodiments isolate exposed surfaces to increase the effectiveness of different treatment modalities. Embodiments isolate hollow spaces within the body to increase the effectiveness of ultrasound energy and/or other treatments.

12/25/14
20140377143 

Filter element for disc drive enclosure


A recirculation filter element for a disc drive enclosure. The filter element has a body having a surface area to volume ratio of at least 100/m and a self-assembled monolayer.
Seagate Technology Llc


12/18/14
20140371478 

Sequestration and release of carbon dioxide


A method for reversible capture and release of carbon dioxide comprises the steps of providing a solution of a defined tetranuclear complex or mixture thereof, in which absorption sites are provided by coordinated solvent molecules such as water molecules. The solution is exposed to the atmosphere or to a gas stream containing carbon dioxide to sequester carbon dioxide, and the ph of the resultant reaction mixture is adjusted to facilitate the release of carbon dioxide.
The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, And The Other Members Of Board, Of The Colleage Of The Ho


12/18/14
20140371082 

Process and quantifying nucleic acid in a sample


In one aspect, the present invention concerns methods and kits for quantifying a target nucleic acid in a sample. In embodiments, a method comprises sequestrating the target nucleic acid by one or more interactors to form a sequestered conjugate that will be further labeled to form a labeled conjugate.
Bioquanta Corp.


12/18/14
20140370242 

Highly reflective microcrystalline/amorphous materials, and methods for making and using the same


Compositions comprising highly reflective microcrystalline/amorphous materials are provided. In some instances, the highly reflective materials are microcrystalline or amorphous carbonate materials, which may include calcium and/or magnesium carbonate.
Blue Planet, Ltd.


12/11/14
20140364517 

Combined processes for utilizing synthesis gas with low co2 emission and high energy output


A process and system for producing liquid and gas fuels and other useful chemicals from carbon containing source materials comprises cool plasma gasification and/or pyrolysis of a source material to produce synthesis gas using the produced synthesis gas for the production of a hydrocarbon, methanol, ammonia, urea, and other products. The process and system are capable of sequestering carbon dioxide and reducing nox and sox..

12/11/14
20140363371 

Telodendrimers with enhanced drug delivery


The present invention provides amphiphilic telodendrimers that aggregate to form nanocarriers characterized by a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic exterior. The nanocarrier core may include amphiphilic functionality such as cholic acid or cholic acid derivatives, and the exterior may include branched or linear poly(ethylene glycol) segments.

12/11/14
20140360943 

Corrosion control composition for water treatment process


The present invention relates to a water treatment composition comprising blended phosphates which exhibit a synergistic effect for corrosion and scale control and as a sequestering chemical treatment of potable water and more particularly to chemistry which lowers the phosphate concentration necessary to achieve effective corrosion prevention. The composition controls corrosion and cleans the water distribution line by removing scale, tuberculation, and biofilm.

12/11/14
20140360485 

Modified steam-methane-reformation technique for hydrogen production


A process of and system for sequestering carbon (co2) produced in coal and gas burning hydrogen production plants, resulting in the production of hydrogen at current market prices or less without carbon emission.. .

12/04/14
20140352984 

Method and using pressure cycling and cold liquid co2 for releasing natural gas from coal and shale formations


A method and apparatus for sequestering carbon dioxide (co2) gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using co2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized co2, and injecting the cold liquid co2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the co2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and natural gas (ch4) to be desorbed, released and recovered. A special pressure cycling process is used to enable the pressure within the formation to be increased and decreased, including allowing the liquid co2 to change phase to a gaseous co2, and injecting the liquid co2 under pressure repeatedly, which causes greater expansion of the proliferation zone within the formation, and more efficiently releases ch4..

11/27/14
20140349367 

Hydrolytically degradable micellar hydrogels


Degradable and biologically inert hydrogel networks are described. The hydrogel networks are crosslinked and based on a biocompatible polymer that is chain extended with hydrophobic segments that include no more than 5 hydrophobic monomers to form a macromonomer that is then crosslinked to form a network that includes individual micelles throughout the crosslinked network.

11/27/14
20140345880 

Method and sequestering co2 gas and releasing natural gas from coal and gas shale formations


A system for sequestering co2 gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using co2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized co2, and injecting the cold liquid co2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the co2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and ch4 to be desorbed, released and recovered.. .

11/20/14
20140342417 

Carbon-based durable goods and renewable fuel from biomass waste dissociation for transportation and storage


Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are described for generating renewable energy from biomass waste while sequestering carbon. In one aspect, a method performed by a reactor to dissociate raw biomass waste into a renewable source energy or a carbon byproduct or both includes receiving the raw biomass waste that includes carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to be dissociated under an anaerobic reaction.

11/13/14
20140332401 

Low-voltage alkaline production using hydrogen and electrocatalytic electrodes


An alkaline production system comprising an electrochemical unit comprising a hydrogen-oxidizing anode, a cathode compartment comprising a cathode and a hydrogen delivery system configured to deliver hydrogen gas to the anode, wherein the unit is operably connected to a carbon sequestration system configured to sequester carbon dioxide with the cathode electrolyte; and methods thereof. In another embodiment, a system comprising a hydrogen-oxidizing anode in communication with a cathode electrolyte comprising bicarbonate ion; and an hydrogen delivery system configured to deliver hydrogen gas to the anode; and methods thereof..

11/06/14
20140328930 

Pharmaceutical compositions


Provided herein is a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antagonist, an agonist, a seal coat, and a sequestering polymer, wherein the antagonist, agonist, seal coat and at least one sequestering polymer are all components of a single unit, and wherein the seal coat forms a layer physically separating the antagonist from the agonist from one another. Methods for manufacturing such a pharmaceutical composition are also provided..

10/30/14
20140322614 

Long cycle life lithium sulfur electrochemical cells


A sulfur-based cathode for use in an electrochemical cell is disclosed. The sulfur is sequestered to the cathode to enhance cycle lifetime for the cathode and the cell.

10/30/14
20140319058 

Metal-organic framework templated synthesis of porous inorganic materials as novel sorbents


A novel metal-organic framework (mof) templated process for the synthesis of highly porous inorganic sorbents for removing radionuclides, actinides, and heavy metals is disclosed. The highly porous nature of the mofs leads to highly porous inorganic sorbents (such as oxides, phosphates, sulfides, etc) with accessible surface binding sites that are suitable for removing radionuclides from high level nuclear wastes, extracting uranium from acid mine drainage and seawater, and sequestering heavy metals from waste streams.

10/23/14
20140316011 

Ion sequestering active packaging materials


The invention described herein provides a modified material is a packaging material in which, at least one side, the product contact side, has been modified to sequester ions in order to prevent the ions from being available to promote degradative reactions in biological or chemical products such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, paints and chemicals. The invention described herein also includes methods of making the packaging materials and methods of using the packaging materials for preserving the integrity of biological and chemical compounds..

10/23/14
20140314733 

Product and the removal of biofilms


Composition for the removal of biofilms present on a substrate, comprising at least one detergent component comprising at least one sequestering agent and at least one agent that is simultaneously a wetting and a dispersing agent, and at least one enzymatic component containing at least one protease, at least one laccase and at least one polysaccharidase. .

10/16/14
20140309581 

Method for treating chronic wounds with an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system


Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing..

10/16/14
20140308453 

Reduced salt precipitation in carbohydrate containing binder compositions


Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., ca2+, mg2+, ba2+, al3+, fe2+, fe3+, etc.).

10/09/14
20140301934 

Pyrolysis and gasification systems, methods, and resultants derived therefrom


A process and system for the controlled thermal conversion of a carbonaceous feedstock, including: exposing the feedstock to one or more predetermined temperatures and one or more predetermined pressures for one or more predetermined amounts of time in one or more chambers to produce a gas product and a solid product, wherein the gas product includes one or more of methane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and one or more noxious chemicals and the solid product includes carbon and carbon nano-structures; sequestration enabling at least a portion of the carbon by creating associated lewis acid sites; sequestering at least one of the one or more noxious chemicals in the one or more chambers using the sequestration enabled carbon; and controlling the constituents of the gas product using feedback, thereby providing a predictable and stable gas product from an unknown and/or variable feedstock and communicating data via smartgrid communications protocols.. .

10/02/14
20140296276 

Sequestered antagonist formulations


Disclosed is an oral dosage form comprising (i) an opioid agonist in releasable form and (ii) a sequestered opioid antagonist which is substantially not released when the dosage form is administered intact, such that the ratio of the mean cmax of the antagonist after single dose oral administration of the dosage form after tampering to the mean cmax of antagonist after single dose oral administration of an intact dosage form is at least 1.5:1.. .

10/02/14
20140291251 

Hydrocarbon sequestering product, a method to obtain the product, a method to sequester hydrocarbons and a hydrocarbon sequestration facility


A hydrocarbon sequestering product, a method to obtain the product, and a method and a facility to sequester hydrocarbons, wherein the product comprises an oleophilic filamentous material that gets in contact with a medium contaminated by one or more hydrocarbons with the purpose of sequestrating the hydrocarbon(s) present in the medium to free it from said hydrocarbons.. .

09/25/14
20140288253 

Thiosulfate polymers


A thiosulfate polymer includes both an electron-accepting photosensitizer component and thiosulfate groups in the same molecule, arranged in random order along the backbone. The thiosulfate polymer composition can be formulated into compositions and applied to various articles, or used to form a predetermined polymeric pattern after photothermal reaction to form crosslinked disulfide bonds, removing non-crosslinked polymer, and reaction with a disulfide-reactive material.

09/25/14
20140287945 

Surface oxidation for sequestering biomolecules and related methods


Solid supports comprising polymers covalently bound to a solid substrate are provided. The polymers find utility in any number of applications including immobilizing analyte molecules to solid supports for high throughput assays..

09/25/14
20140287366 

Method of sequestering metals using thiosulfate polymers


A thiosulfate polymer composition includes an electron-accepting photosensitizer component, either as a separate compound or as an attachment to the thiosulfate polymer. The thiosulfate polymer composition can be applied to various articles, or used to form a predetermined polymeric pattern after photothermal reaction to form crosslinked disulfide bonds, removing non-crosslinked polymer, and reaction with a disulfide-reactive material.

09/25/14
20140287349 

Thiosulfate polymer compositions and articles


A thiosulfate polymer composition includes an electron-accepting photosensitizer component, either as a separate compound or as an attachment to the thiosulfate polymer. The thiosulfate polymer composition can be applied to various articles, or used to form a predetermined polymeric pattern after photothermal reaction to form crosslinked disulfide bonds, removing non-crosslinked polymer, and reaction with a disulfide-reactive material.

09/25/14
20140287039 

Abiraterone acetate formulation


Pharmaceutical compositions, including unit dosage forms, comprising fine particle abiraterone acetate with or without an antioxidant and or a sequestering agent as well as methods for producing and using such compositions are described.. .

09/18/14
20140276330 

High porosity cellulosic sponge


The present invention provides compositions, devices, and methods for affecting, among other things, weight loss and/or weight control, by sequestering nutrients or other compounds such as toxins from absorption in the digestive tract. The compositions, devices, and methods employ one or more members made of a compressible, absorbent matrix material.

09/18/14
20140275432 

Methods for the selective sequestration of alkyne-presenting molecules and related compositions and methods


Provided herein are methods for sequestering an alkyne-presenting molecule in a sample and related sequestration reagents, compositions, methods and systems.. .

09/18/14
20140273161 

Heavy metal remediation system


The invention provides a system of heavy metal sequestration by bacteria. The bacteria expresses the ppk, mt, and/or β-galactosidase (lacz) genes and can tolerate at least 25 μm mercury, 1,000 μm zinc, 250 μm cadmium, and 3,000 μm pb.

09/18/14
20140271440 

Highly reflective microcrystalline/amorphous materials, and methods for making and using the same


Compositions comprising highly reflective microcrystalline/amorphous materials are provided. In some instances, the highly reflective materials are microcrystalline or amorphous carbonate materials, which may include calcium and/or magnesium carbonate.

09/18/14
20140263055 

Ion sequestration for scale prevention in high-recovery desalination systems


Cations that can precipitate from an aqueous composition to produce scaling are sequestered by adding a multi-dentate ligand to the aqueous composition. The multi-dentate ligand bonds with the cation to form a non-scaling ionic complex; and the aqueous solution with the ionic complex is used in a process that produces substantially pure water from the aqueous composition, where the cation, absent formation of the ionic complex, is subject to scaling.

09/11/14
20140251621 

Through tubing perpendicular boring


Methods for extracting more fluids from oil and gas wells reservoirs than is currently possible using the current art of drilling and hydraulic fracturing wells may be accomplished with methods and apparatuses to directionally control the construction of a plurality of substantially perpendicular boreholes from a common wellbore at a plurality of positions along said common wellbore. One method may include drilling a plurality of the substantially perpendicular boreholes off a previously constructed common wellbore using underbalanced methods and producing the reservoir fluids while drilling the substantially perpendicular boreholes.

09/04/14
20140249413 

Theranosis of macrophage-associated diseases with ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (uspio)


Macrophages sequester and aggregate ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (uspio) in their lysosomes. The amount of uspio loading of macrophages depends upon the route and dose of administration, and the pharmacokinetics of accumulation and removal.

09/04/14
20140249087 

Use of hemopexin to sequester hemoglobin


The invention relates to use of hemopexin (hx) to sequester extravascular hemoglobin and thereby reduce or prevent inflammation of non-infectious etiology in a subject (e.g., a human).. .



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