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02/04/16
20160031757 
 Carbonatable calcium silicate compositions and methods thereof patent thumbnailCarbonatable calcium silicate compositions and methods thereof
The invention provides novel carbonatable calcium silicate compositions and carbonatable calcium silicate phases that are made from widely available, low cost raw materials by a process suitable for large-scale production. The method of the invention is flexible in equipment and production requirements and is readily adaptable to manufacturing facilities of conventional cement.
Solidia Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030920 
 Programmable ph buffers patent thumbnailProgrammable ph buffers
A programmable ph buffer comprises a copolymer that changes pka at a lower critical solution temperature (lcst) in water. The copolymer comprises a thermally programmable polymer that undergoes a hydrophobic-to-hydrophilic phase change at the lcst and an electrolytic polymer that exhibits acid-base properties that are responsive to the phase change.
Sandia Corporation


01/28/16
20160027308 
 Navigation of a fleet of autonomous vessels in current and wind patent thumbnailNavigation of a fleet of autonomous vessels in current and wind
This invention provides a vessel system and methodology that can be used to promote growth of phytoplankton in the oceans. Unmanned self-controlled wave-powered vessels are equipped with storage units for dispensing a fertilizer, and with sensors to monitor ocean conditions and effects.
Liquid Robotics, Inc.


01/21/16
20160016852 
 Accelerated drying concrete compositions and methods of manufacturing thereof patent thumbnailAccelerated drying concrete compositions and methods of manufacturing thereof
Cementitious compositions and processes for preparing and using the cementitious compositions are provided. The cementitious compositions are characterized by the property of a reduced or an attenuated water vapor emission from a cementitious mix and a concrete formed therefrom.
U.s. Concrete, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009984 
 Novel viscous fluids systems from produced and flow back waters patent thumbnailNovel viscous fluids systems from produced and flow back waters
In certain instances high levels of boron is present in produced or flowback water after it has been treated. The boron or borates tend to cause the guar to cross-link and become viscous too early which may cause undue wear or other problems with the surface equipment.
Trican Well Service, Ltd.


01/07/16
20160000102 
 High-protein dairy product and process for making patent thumbnailHigh-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


12/31/15
20150376039 
 Methods for treating liquid streams containing quaternary ammonium compounds patent thumbnailMethods for treating liquid streams containing quaternary ammonium compounds
The present invention is directed to methods for treating liquid streams containing quaternary ammonium compounds. In particular, the invention and its various embodiments relate to the addition of certain chemicals, such as inulins and derivatives thereof, including, for example, carboxymethyl inulin with or without various degrees of substitution of carboxymethyl groups per monosaccharide unit, to a liquid stream containing quaternary ammonium compounds to reduce, eliminate, or sequester the quaternary ammonium compound in the liquid stream..
Steen Research, Llc


12/31/15
20150374004 
 High-protein dairy product and process for making patent thumbnailHigh-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


12/24/15
20150372461 
 Passive arc control with sequestered phases in a vertical bus system of a motor control center patent thumbnailPassive arc control with sequestered phases in a vertical bus system of a motor control center
A passive arc control system for a motor control center 60 includes an arc attenuating box having sides separating adjacent vertical bus bar phases 54, providing a physical barrier to arc flash energy. The box is open at its top and bottom forming a chimney 55.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.


12/24/15
20150368671 
 Vault and vault like carrier molecules patent thumbnailVault 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


12/17/15
20150361426 

Rotationally sequestered translators


Provided are nucleic acid translators capable of carrying out logic operations with improved efficiency, maximized output and reduced off-target effects, in particular in a biological system. Methods of using these translators to transduce signal are also provided..
Emerald Therapeutics, Inc.


12/17/15
20150360173 

Sulfur scavenging materials for filters and coatings


Materials which react with (“scavenge”) sulfur compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans, are used to limit sulfur-induced corrosion. Filters and protective coatings including these materials, described broadly as polyhexahydrotriazines (pht) and polyhemiaminals (pha), are disclosed.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/10/15
20150352156 

Growth factor sequestering and presenting hydrogels


Provided herein are hydrogel cell matrices, hydrogel cell matrix systems for the support, growth, and differentiation of a stem cell or progenitor cell and methods for making such hydrogel cell matrices.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California


12/03/15
20150343352 

Sulfur scavenging materials for filters and coatings


Materials which react with (“scavenge”) sulfur compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans, are used to limit sulfur-induced corrosion. Filters and protective coatings including these materials, described broadly as polyhexahydrotriazines (pht) and polyhemiaminals (pha), are disclosed.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/03/15
20150342924 

Use of equol for treating androgen mediated diseases


Equol (7-hydroxy-3(4′hydroxyphenyl)-chroman), the major metabolite of the phytoestrogen daidzein, specifically binds and blocks the hormonal action of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (dht) in vitro and in vivo. Equol can bind circulating free dht and sequester it from the androgen receptor, thus altering growth and physiological hormone responses that are regulated by androgens.

11/26/15
20150340705 

Non-noble metal electrocatalysts for oxygen depolarized cathodes and their uses


Highly anion resistant electrocatalysts suitable for catalyzing an oxygen reduction reaction (orr) and methods of synthesizing the same are provided. The catalysts contain a transition metal, a heteroatom, and carbon.
Northeastren University


11/26/15
20150336883 

Heavy metal remediation via sulfur-modified bio-oils


We have now discovered a novel process for the removal or extraction of metal species from a variety of solid, liquid or gas phase materials. Metal species may be removed by contacting the material suspected of containing one or more metals with a thiolated fatty acid or ester thereof for a period of time and under conditions effective far the sequestration of the metal species by the thiolated fatty acid or ester thereof.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture


11/26/15
20150335048 

Utilization of non-nutritive adsorbents to sequester mycotoxins during extraction of protein or other value added components from mycotoxin contaminated cereal or seed oil meal


A method for the removal of mycotoxins from cereal or oil seed meal that includes the use of a mycotoxin sequestrant to form a food grade composition for human consumption wherein said composition contains no more or less than an fda approved level of mycotoxin for a human food product.. .
North Carolina State University


11/12/15
20150321967 

Manufacturing of nitrogen-containing materials


It has been discovered that waste cross-linked polymer materials both synthetic (scrap tire rubber, used polyurethane, and epoxy and phenol resins in discarded printed circuit boards) and natural (wood biomass, keratin, and chitin) can be conveniently depolymerized at slightly elevated temperatures and moderate pressures by the action of a liquid chemical reagent. The proposed inexpensive process results in a substantial to total depolymerization of synthetic polymers and thereby recovers valuable liquid and solid materials.
Gestalt Chemical Products, Inc.


11/12/15
20150320915 

Hydrogel membrane for adhesion prevention


A biocompatible membrane comprised of alginate and hyaluronate. The membrane may be used to prevent unwanted scarring after surgery.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


11/12/15
20150320067 

Low-fat processed mozzarella cheese and food items containing same


The invention concerns a process for the production of a low-fat mozzarella comprising the steps of preparing a bulking pre-mix of dry components such as one or a mixture of rennet casein, sodium casein, milk protein concentrate and whey protein concentrate, salt, potassium sorbate and/or sorbic acid, sodium aluminium phosphate, sodium citrate, starch, skim milk powder, and stabiliser; adding said pre-mix to water at ambient temperature; raising the temperature to 80 to 85° c. Whilst stirring the mixture; and adding natural mozzarella, sequestering agent, and citric acid monohydrate or lactic acid until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous..

11/12/15
20150320062 

Process for making high-protein dairy product


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


10/29/15
20150306238 

Bacteria targeting nanoparticles and related methods of use


The present invention relates to bacteria-targeting nanoparticles and related methods of use. In particular, the present invention relates to dendrimer nanoparticles conjugated with vancomycin and/or polymixin (e.g., polymixin b, polymixin e).
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


10/22/15
20150297527 

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.
Alpharma Pharmaceuticals Llc


10/15/15
20150294031 

Predicting the carbon footprint of urban stormwater infrastructure


A planning system for planning the landscaping of a particular piece of land in terms of carbon footprint models predefined types of stormwater management infrastructure and assists a user in constructing a plan for managing the land's stormwater according to carbon footprint. The net carbon footprint of the plan is calculated according to type-specific equations that formulate carbon embodied in the materials, emitted during the construction, emitted during the maintenance, and sequestered by the materials of the one or more types of stormwater management infrastructure employed by the plan.

10/15/15
20150293820 

Distributed persistent memory using asynchronous streaming of log records


Technologies for distributed durable data replication include a computing device having persistent memory that stores a memory state and an update log. The computing device isolates a host partition from a closure partition.

10/15/15
20150290368 

Removal of particulates from blood using an apparatus including a size-differentiating element


The invention relates to methods of using an apparatus to sequester thrombi (including emboli) from blood of an animal such as a human. The apparatus comprises a stepped or sloped separation element interposed between an inlet region and an outlet region of a void that can be filled with fluid.

10/08/15
20150283501 

System and carbon dioxide capture and sequestration


A method and a system for removing carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, using a sorbent under ambient conditions, to obtain relatively pure co2. The co2 is removed from the sorbent using process heat, preferably in the form of steam, at a temperature in the range of not greater than about 130° c., to capture the relatively pure co2.

10/08/15
20150283453 

Game table system


A game table system equipped with a means of collecting and sequestering scrap paper in a scrap collection bin features a table having a platform located atop a plurality of legs. The system features a player game surface located on the platform top surface.

10/08/15
20150283355 

Packaged ready-to-use product and method


A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter assembly has a hydrophilic coating applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of a catheter tube or shaft which may be surrounded by a sleeve to provide a no-touch, sure grip feature.

09/24/15
20150266791 

Liquid electrically initiated and controlled gas generator composition


A liquid electrically initiated and controlled composition comprising an oxidizer, soluble fuel additive(s), and other optional additives to enhance the chemical or ballistic properties, or a combination thereof is disclosed. The liquid composition further comprises stabilizers to enhance thermal stability, sequestrants to minimize deleterious effects of transition metal contaminants, and combustion enhancers maximizing efficiency.
Digital Solid State Propulsion Llc


09/10/15
20150250878 

Novel antifungal composition


There is provided a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of fungal infection of the nail comprising a antifungal allylamine compound present in an amount of about 10%, an organic acid or an ester thereof, a diol and a sequestering agent where the pharmacological composition is essentially water-free. .
Moberg Pharma Ab


09/03/15
20150247083 

Proppants for hydrocarbon recovery


A method of hydraulic fracturing in a subterranean formation includes injecting a fluid including a proppant into the subterranean formation, wherein the proppant includes a material adapted to sequester at least one target species, and exposing or contacting at least one of the proppant or the material to/with the at least one target species either prior to injecting the proppant or subsequent to injecting the proppant.. .
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


09/03/15
20150246314 

Alkali enrichment mediated co2 sequestration methods, and systems for practicing the same


Methods of sequestering co2 from a gaseous source of co2 are provided. Aspects of the methods include employing an alkali enrichment protocol, such as a membrane mediated alkali enrichment protocol, in a co2 sequestration protocol.
Blue Planet, Ltd.


09/03/15
20150246011 

Nutritional compositions including calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, protein and low levels of electrolytes


Disclosed are nutritional compositions, and methods of using and making the nutritional compositions, that include calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate and protein. The calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate is in sequestered or ion-exchanged form to reduce the interaction of the calcium with the protein in the nutritional composition and improve the overall stability of the nutritional composition..
Abbott Laboratories


08/27/15
20150240716 

Ecological sequestration of carbon dioxide/increase of bio-energy obtainable through biomass


According to known methods, biomass is broken down under the action of water vapour via a carbon monoxide-hydrogen mixture (called synthesis gas) as an intermediate stage into hydrogen and carbon dioxide instead of being combusted directly to generate energy. Carbon dioxide is stored/sequestered and the hydrogen is used to generate energy.

08/20/15
20150231086 

Tamper-resistant oral opioid agonist formulations


Oral dosage forms containing an opioid antagonist in a sequestered form are described. The opioid antagonist is sequestered such that it is not released or substantially not released in the gastrointestinal tract from the dosage form which is administered orally intact.
Purdue Pharma L.p.


08/06/15
20150219637 

Analytical processing and detection device


An analytical processing and detection device is described which comprises a rack capable of holding at least one reaction receptacle, at least one magnetic unit for exerting a magnetic field on at least one reaction receptacle comprising magnetic particles in a fluid, wherein said at least one magnetic unit is reversibly or irreversibly connected to said rack, and wherein said magnetic field causes the magnetic particles to be sequestered to the side walls of said at least one reaction receptacle, and a detection unit for detecting a signal in the fluid in said reaction receptacle.. .
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


08/06/15
20150218401 

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.).
Johns Manville


08/06/15
20150216896 

Micelle sequestering polymers


A polymer composition for sequestering lipid-bile acid micelles in the gastrointestinal (gi) tract is provided. The polymer composition comprises a copolymer of a ph-sensitive monomer and one or more of positively-charged monomers.
University Of Kansas


07/30/15
20150211489 

Carbon dioxide neutralizing power generating device


A carbon dioxide sequestering and power generating device. The carbon dioxide sequestering and power generating device can include a bladed turbine driving a dynamo, a co2-absorbing portion, and dielectric cushions.

07/30/15
20150211051 

Method for recovering sperm nucleic acid from a forensic sample


A method for selectively recovering nucleic acid from a sperm cell in a sample containing cells of at least a sperm cell and an epithelial cell, and a cell suspension medium comprising extracellular impurities, is provided. The method entails introducing a sample into a vessel, sequestering the cells from the remaining sample components, washing the cells with a washing solution either before or after sequestration, removing the impurities-containing cell suspension medium from the vessel while retaining the cells; lysing selectively cells of the first cell type; and isolating the nucleic acid from the lysed cells.
Life Technologies Corporation


07/30/15
20150209693 

Method for sequestering heavy metal particulates using h2o, co2, o2, and a source of particulates


Methods of sequestering toxin particulates are described herein. In a primary processing chamber, a carbon source of toxin particulates may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture and vitrified toxin residue.
Powerdyne, Inc.


07/09/15
20150191753 

Methods 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




Sequester topics: Carbon Dioxide, Complexing, Heavy Metal, Leukocytes, Heat Exchanger, Generators, Dispersant, Ion Implant, Synovial Fluid, Implantation, Inflammation, Operating System, Soluble Materials, Alkali Metal, Context Switch

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