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07/21/16
20160209090 
 Microemulsion-enabled heat transfer patent thumbnailnew patent Microemulsion-enabled heat transfer
A heat transfer apparatus (102) including: (i) an evaporation chamber (116) in heat transfer communication with a first heat source, wherein the first heat source causes a liquid in the evaporation chamber (116) to evaporate into a gas; (ii) an adsorption/absorption chamber (134) in fluid communication with the evaporation chamber (116) and in heat transfer communication with a cooling source, the adsorption/absorption chamber (134) containing a microemulsion which adsorbs/absorbs the gas, when cooled, as droplets of the liquid sequestered within the microemulsion to form a used microemulsion; and (iii) a desorption chamber (136) in fluid communication with the adsorption/absorption chamber (134) and the evaporation chamber (116), and in heat transfer communication with a second heat source capable of desorbing the liquid droplets out of the used microemulsion as the liquid, without vaporizing the liquid, to form a regenerated microemulsion. Also, methods of using the heat transfer apparatus..
University Of Maryland


07/14/16
20160200591 
 Microemulsion-enabled water capture and recovery patent thumbnailMicroemulsion-enabled water capture and recovery
A heat transfer apparatus (104) comprising: (i) an adsorption/absorption chamber (122) in fluid communication with an exhaust stream (118) from a wet-cooling tower (112) and in heat transfer communication with a cooling source (120), the adsorption/absorption chamber (122) containing a microemulsion (124) which adsorbs/absorbs water vapor present in the exhaust stream (118), when cooled, as water droplets sequestered within the microemulsion (124) to form a used microemulsion (126); and (ii) a desorption chamber (134) in fluid communication with the adsorption/absorption chamber (122) and the wet-cooling tower (112), and in heat transfer communication with a heat source capable of desorbing the water droplets out of the used microemulsion (126) as liquid water (140), without vaporizing the water, to form a regenerated microemulsion (138). Also, methods of using the heat transfer apparatus..
University Of Maryland


07/14/16
20160199554 
 Apparatus and methods for optimizing intra cardiac filling pressures, heart rate, and cardiac output patent thumbnailApparatus and methods for optimizing intra cardiac filling pressures, heart rate, and cardiac output
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for optimizing intracardiac filling pressures and cardiac output in patients with heart failure, conduction disease, and atrial fibrillation. The system is able to adjust and optimize intracardiac filling pressures and cardiac output by adjusting heart rate and the effective amount of total body blood volume.

07/07/16
20160194766 
 Methods and devices for the production of hydrocarbons from carbon and hydrogen sources patent thumbnailMethods and devices for the production of hydrocarbons from carbon and hydrogen sources
Devices and methods are described for converting a carbon source and a hydrogen source into hydrocarbons, such as alcohols, for alternative energy sources. The influents may comprise carbon dioxide gas and hydrogen gas or water, obtainable from the atmosphere for through methods described herein, such as plasma generation or electrolysis.
Principle Energy Solutions, Inc.


07/07/16
20160194208 
 Methods and systems using electrochemical cells for processing metal sulfate compounds from mine waste and sequestering co2 patent thumbnailMethods and systems using electrochemical cells for processing metal sulfate compounds from mine waste and sequestering co2
Systems and methods are provided for processing metal sulfate compounds and sequestering co2. These systems and processes involve one or more electrochemical cells for producing an alkali-containing catholyte and involve a co2 absorption reactor operatively connected to the electrochemical cell and to a co2 source.
Strategic Metals Ltd.


06/30/16
20160184621 
 Drug disposal system patent thumbnailDrug disposal system
A safe and effective system for removal of a range of common pharmaceutical compounds. The formulation comprises activated carbon, accompanied by a dissolution aid, such as a larger pebble-like material, in the presence of an acidified liquid medium.

06/23/16
20160177063 
 Seed scavenging technologies for waterborne paint formulations patent thumbnailSeed scavenging technologies for waterborne paint formulations
A paint composition with reduced seed formation includes a solvent, a polymeric binder, and a plurality of zeolite particles. Characteristically, each zeolite particle defines a plurality of pores therein with an average pore size from about 1 to 100 angstroms and having cations disposed within the pores.

06/23/16
20160176611 
 Liquid sequestering container, optionally with peelably detachable layers patent thumbnailLiquid sequestering container, optionally with peelably detachable layers
The disclosure relates to containers and other shaped articles (e.g., trays and dishes) for containing articles such as food products (e.g., cuts of meat and poultry or liquid-sensitive electronic parts) in shaped articles such as. In one aspect, the container has a reservoir portion into which liquid can be sequestered.

06/09/16
20160160169 
 Analysis and screening of poly-functional secretion profiles patent thumbnailAnalysis and screening of poly-functional secretion profiles
Embodiments disclose apparatus, methods and software for performing biological screening and analysis implemented using an instrument platform capable of detecting a wide variety of cell-based secretions, expressed proteins, and other cellular components. The platform may be configured for simultaneous multiplexed detection of a plurality biological components such that a large number of discrete samples may be individually sequestered and evaluated to detect or identify constituents from the samples in a highly parallelized and scalable manner..
Isoplexis Corporation


06/09/16
20160158375 
 Dipeptide linked medicinal agents patent thumbnailDipeptide linked medicinal agents
A non-enzymatically self cleaving dipeptide element is provided that can be linked to known medicinal agents via an amide bond. The dipeptide will spontaneously be cleaved from the medicinal agent under physiological conditions through a reaction driven by chemical instability.
Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation


06/02/16
20160152904 

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..
Waste 2 Fuel Ab


05/19/16
20160141524 

Organic electroluminescent materials and devices


Compounds that act as capture agents to sequester unsaturated metal complexes are provided. In particular, the compounds may be host materials, dopant materials, or co-dopant materials containing functional groups, such as an isocyanide or a phosphine group, which are suitable for trapping an unsaturated coordination complex.
The University Of Southern California


05/19/16
20160137716 

Therapeutic delivery vesicles


The present invention pertains to inter alia therapeutic delivery vesicles, for instance exosomes or microvesicles, comprising polypeptide constructs, methods for producing said therapeutic delivery vesicles, pharmaceutical compositions and medical uses thereof. The therapeutic polypeptide constructs comprised in the extracellular delivery vesicles enable sequestering target molecules of interest, to treat e.g.

05/19/16
20160136323 

Antimicrobial hydrocolloid dressing containing sequestered peroxide and preparation thereof


This disclosure provides for an antimicrobial pressure sensitive adhesive composition that includes a sequestered peroxide source and devices that incorporate such a composition.. .
Sarasota Medical Products, Inc.


05/19/16
20160135798 

Surgical capture device and methods of use


A surgical capture device is described that is configured to sequester tissue from a surgical cavity while the tissue is morcellated, or otherwise reduced in size. The capture device includes a side conduit that provides access to the interior of the device so that the tissue can be visualized during the morcellation process.
Espiner Medical Ltd.


05/05/16
20160121298 

Continuous carbon sequestration material production methods and systems for practicing the same


Methods of producing solid co2 sequestering carbonate materials are provided. Aspects of the methods include introducing a divalent cation source into a flowing aqueous liquid (e.g., a bicarbonate rich product containing liquid) under conditions sufficient such that a non-slurry solid phase co2 sequestering carbonate material is produced.
Blue Planet, Ltd.


05/05/16
20160121264 

Injection of sorbents in ductwork feeding wet scrubbers for mercury emission control


Methods and systems are described for more effectively sequestering or removing mercury from flue gases. This is accomplished by feeding an adsorbent into the flow of flue gas in ductwork leading into a scrubber housing containing a wet scrubber composition and providing a residence time sufficient to enable the mercury to be sequestered by the adsorbent..
Albermarle Corporatiuon


04/21/16
20160109391 

Solid state nmr spectroscopy/imaging in situ measuring devices and methods for calibration and determining one or more quantitative properties of a target sample


In situ measuring devices, methods of making the same, and methods of using the same are provided herein. The in situ measuring devices can include a capillary tube having a reference material sealed inside the capillary tube, where the capillary tube is positioned inside of a solid state or mas nmr rotor.

04/14/16
20160102277 

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.. .

04/14/16
20160101977 

Method and capturing and sequestering carbon


A method for converting carbon dioxide (co2) into useful carbonaceous compounds includes the steps of recovering co2 from a co2 emitting source, passing the recovered co2 through a co2 stripper, and using co2 passed through the co2 stripper as feedstock for reactions that generate useful carbonaceous compounds. The method further reduces co2 emissions by preparing co2 to be used as feedstock to drive other beneficial reactions..

04/14/16
20160101308 

Drug disposal system


The present invention comprises a safe and effective system for removal of a range of common pharmaceutical compounds. The formulation comprises activated carbon, accompanied by some larger pebble-like material to help break up capsules and tablets upon shaking, in the presence of an acidified liquid medium.

04/07/16
20160099085 

Environmentally suquestered spent fuel pool


An environmentally sequestered nuclear spent fuel pool in one embodiment includes sidewalls and a base slab that confine a water impoundment. The pool includes fuel racks containing spent fuel assemblies which heat the water via radioactive decay.
Holtec International


04/07/16
20160097067 

Methods and systems for carbon dioxide sequestration


Methods and systems for sequestering carbon dioxide and, in particular, methods and systems for sequestering carbon dioxide by reacting carbon dioxide with an organic substrate, a carboxylase and a salt. Processes for producing 3-phosphoglycerate are also provided.
Sigma-aldrich Co., Llc


03/31/16
20160089387 

Treating and preventing disease with tma and tmao lowering agents


Provided herein are compositions, systems, and methods for treating a disease, such as kidney and/or cardiovascular disease, with an agent that reduces the production of trimethylamine (tma) or trimethylamine-n-oxide (tmao) in a subject. In certain embodiments, the agent is: i) 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol (dmb) or a dmb derivative or related compound, ii) acetylsalicylic acid or derivative thereof (e.g., with an enteric coating for delivery to the colon and/or cecum); iii) a flavin monooxygenase 3 (fmo3) inhibitor; iv) a gut tma lyase inhibitor; v) an antibiotic or antimicrobial; vi) a probiotic or prebiotic; vii) an antiplatelet agent; or viii) a tma and/or tmao sequestering agent..
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


03/31/16
20160089386 

Treating and preventing disease with tma and tmao lowering agents


Provided herein are compositions, systems, and methods for treating a disease, such as kidney disease, with an agent that reduces the production of trimethylamine (tma) or trimethylamine-n-oxide (tmao) in a subject. In certain embodiments, the agent is: i) 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol (dmb) or a dmb derivative or related compound, ii) acetylsalicylic acid or derivative thereof (e.g., with an enteric coating for delivery to the colon and/or cecum); iii) a flavin monooxygenase 3 (fmo3) inhibitor; iv) a gut tma lyase inhibitor; v) an antibiotic or antimicrobial; vi) a probiotic or prebiotic; vii) an antiplatelet agent; or viii) a tma and/or tmao sequestering agent..
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


03/24/16
20160082387 

Carbon sequestration methods and systems


Methods of sequestering carbon dioxide (co2) are provided. Aspects of the methods include contacting a co2 containing gaseous stream with an aqueous medium under conditions sufficient to produce a bicarbonate rich product.
Blue Planet, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160075982 

Device for fuel and chemical production from biomass-sequestered carbon dioxide and method therefor


A process and apparatus for converting sequestered carbon to fuel, such as methane, and/or materials, such as fermentation substrates, biopolymers, bioplastics, oils, pigments, fibers, proteins, vitamins, fertilizers and animal feed. The apparatus comprises a deep well carbon-sequestering bioreactor coaxially located within a deep well anaerobic bioreactor.

03/17/16
20160074807 

Method of sequestering carbon dioxide


A method of sequestering carbon dioxide comprises reacting the carbon dioxide with aqueous magnesium ions at elevated ph to form magnesium carbonate-containing salts. The carbon dioxide is preferably reacted with alkali to form carbonate and/or bicarbonate anions at elevated ph, and the carbonate and/or bicarbonate anions are subsequently reacted with aqueous magnesium cations to form the magnesium carbonate-containing salts.
Gulf Organisation For Research And Development


03/17/16
20160073806 

Ice sequestering container assembly


An ice sequestering container assembly includes a vessel having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends upwardly from the bottom wall. The perimeter wall has an upper edge defining an access opening extending into the vessel.

03/10/16
20160068788 

Liquid automatic dish washing detergent compositions


The stabilization of subtilisins by peptide aldehydes, hydrosulfite adducts thereof or peptide methyl ketones, is particularly effective in liquid adw detergents which contain a strong sequestering builder.. .
Novozymes A/s


03/03/16
20160060688 

Use of probes for mass spectrometric identification of microorganisms or cells and associated conditions of interest


This invention pertains to identifying one or more hybridization probes sequestered within (or optionally released from the intact) cells or microorganisms by mass spectrometry to thereby determine a trait of the cells or microorganisms and/or to identify the cells or microorganisms themselves. The cells or microorganisms can come from a subject and the information obtained from the mass spectrometry analysis may, if clinically relevant, optionally be used to diagnose and/or treat the subject..
Advandx, Inc.


03/03/16
20160058755 

Pharmaceutical composition


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


03/03/16
20160058725 

Topical formulations and methods for drug delivery


Disclosed are topical formulations for delivery of an active ingredient to a patient. The formulation comprises components including: an active ingredient; a vasoactive agent; and a chelator, wherein the components are selected so that none of the other components is sequestered by the chelator.
Biochemics, Inc.


02/25/16
20160052914 

Compounds and methods for myotonic dystrophy therapy


The invention provides rationally designed multi-targeting therapeutic agents for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (dm1), an incurable neuromuscular disease that originates in an abnormal expansion of ctg repeats (ctgexp) in the dmpk gene. The rationally designed small molecules target the dm1 pathobiology in three distinct ways: (1) binding the expanded trinucleotide repeat, ctgexp, and inhibiting its transcription to the toxic cugexp rna, (2) binding the cugexp rna and releasing sequestered muscleblind-like protein (mbnl1), and (3) cleaving the toxic cugexp in an rnase-like manner.
The Boad Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois


02/18/16
20160045449 

Formulations and methods for attenuating respiratory depression induced by opioid overdose


The invention relates to compositions and methods for attenuating opioid induced respiratory depression. Such compositions comprise opioids and sequestered opioid antagonists in a multi-particulate dosage formulation..
Alpharma Pharmaceuticals Llc


02/11/16
20160040060 

Treatment fluids comprising an alkali metal complexing agent and methods for use thereof


Alkali metal ions may lead to the production of insoluble materials during the course of stimulating a subterranean formation, particularly when acidizing a siliceous formation or a formation containing a siliceous material. Alkali metal ions may be sequestered using an alkali metal complexing agent in order to reduce their propensity toward forming insoluble materials in a subterranean formation.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/11/16
20160039910 

Compositions and methods for the treatment of carboxyhemoglobinemia


Described herein is a new antidote for the rapid elimination of carbon monoxide from hemoglobin, including brain, heart, and red cell hemoglobin. The disclosed therapy involves the use of modified human globins, particularly neuroglobins modified at residue 64 and cytoglobins modified at residue 81, which bind carbon monoxide with extremely high affinity.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


02/11/16
20160039737 

Use of soluble metal salts in metathesis reactions


The present invention describes the use of soluble metal salts to reduce impurities and metathesis catalysts poisons from olefinic feedstocks to improve olefin metathesis efficiency. The soluble metal salts were added to the olefinic feedstocks to prevent peroxides and catalyst poisons from inhibiting the metathesis catalyst.
Materia, Inc.


02/11/16
20160038871 

Sorbent compositions for use in a wet scrubber unit


Sorbent compositions, comprising a solid sorbent, a dispersive agent, and optionally a capture agent for enhanced wet-flue gas desulfurization (wfgd) or wet scrubber unit function in a flue gas pollutant control stream is disclosed. The sorbent composition may include a sorbent with a dispersive agent, designed to enhance the dispersion of the sorbent in an aqueous sorption liquid of a wet scrubber unit, and therefore may be especially useful in egu or industrial boiler flue gas streams that include one or more wet scrubber units.
Ada Carbon Solutions, Llc


02/11/16
20160038605 

Porphyrin modified telodendrimers


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


02/11/16
20160038604 

Metal chelating compositions and methods for controlling the growth or activities of a living cell or organism


The present invention provides for metal chelating compositions which are soluble in aqueous media. The present invention also provides chelating compositions that possess acceptable iron sequestering strengths and are able to present a physical form that potentially inhibits (e.g.
Chelation Partners Incorporated


02/11/16
20160037815 

Nutritional compositions including calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, casein phosphopeptide, and protein


Nutritional compositions that include calcium ?-hydroxy-?-methylbutyrate and protein, and methods of using and making the nutritional compositions are provided. Casein phosphopeptide is utilized to sequester the calcium ?-hydroxy-?-methylbutyrate to reduce the interaction between the divalent calcium ions and protein in the nutritional composition to improve the overall stability, shelf life, and viscosity of the nutritional composition, while also facilitating the absorption of calcium..
Abbott Laboratories


02/04/16
20160031757 

Carbonatable 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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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