Solenopsis invicta virus
Unique Solenopsis invicta viruses (SINV) have been identified and their genome sequenced. Oligonucleotide primers have been developed using the isolated nucleic...
Interleukin-secreting natural killer cell lines and methods of use
This invention relates to a natural killer cell line termed NK-92 and to NK-92 cell lines that have been modified by transfection with a vector to confer...
Method of delivery of nucleic acids to peripheral neurons
The invention provides for methods for delivering a nucleic acid into a peripheral neuron by identifying a target neuron in a dorsal root ganglion and...
Modified organs and cells for xenotransplantation
It has been discovered that there are at least two significant antigens present on the cells of animal species such as pigs that elicit an immune or...
Repair and regeneration of renal tissue using human umbilical cord
Methods for treating a patient having a disease or damage to at least one kidney are provided. The methods comprise administering cells obtained from human...
Method for enhancing stem cell trafficking
Consumption of blue-green algae, or extracts thereof, enhances trafficking or homing of stem cells in animals by inducing a transient increase in the population...
Hyperglycosylated IL-7, preparation and uses
The present invention relates to new and improved interleukin-7 polypeptides, as well as compositions comprising the same, their preparation and uses. The...
IL-21 variant are provided wherein amino acids have been deleted and/or substituted in the region consisting of amino acid No. 65-96.
Powder formed of particles of biliquid foam entrapped within polymeric
A discrete powder which includes particles in which a biliquid foam has been entrapped within a matrix of a polymeric material. A process for the preparation of...
Hair treatment compositions
A hair treatment composition comprising a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive emulsion in which the emulsion comprises a disperse organic solvent phase in a...
Cosmetic compositions having in-situ silicone condensation cross-linking
Compositions and methods for the in situ formation of cross-linked organosiloxane films are disclosed. The disclosed films are long-lasting, flexible,...
Polyurethane dispersions based on polycarbonate polyols and suitable for
use in personal care products
The invention relates to a process for preparing an aqueous polyurethane dispersion suitable for use in personal care products, wherein the polyurethane is...
A method is described for producing a hydrogen-containing gas mixture from a suitable hydrocarbon-containing feed gas in a reformer, wherein at least part of...
Microwave treatment of magnetite iron ore pellets to convert magnetite to
A method and apparatus for producing iron ore pellets containing hematite is described. The pellets containing magnetite are exposed to microwave energy in a...
Method for producing complex oxide of metal
A process for producing a complex oxide containing the valuable metal and an alkali (earth) metal salt, which comprising co-milling a mixture of the valuable...
Process for preparation of calcium thiosulfate liquid solution from lime,
sulfur, and sulfur dioxide
An efficient batch or semi-continuous method of production of relative high concentration, low byproduct-containing, calcium thiosulfate (CaS.sub.2O.sub.3) from...
Assemblies of anisotropic nanoparticles
A composition of matter, includes a plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles that are in physical contact with one another, each of the plurality of anisotropic...
Carbon blacks having low PAH amounts and methods of making same
Carbon blacks, such as rubber blacks, having a low PAH concentration are described. Furthermore, elastomeric or rubber compositions containing the carbon black...
Methods of forming devices comprising carbon nanotubes
Some embodiments include devices that contain bundles of CNTs. An undulating topography extends over the CNTs and within spaces between the CNTs. A global...
Photoreactive compound specifically binding to calcium binding proteins
The present invention provides a photoreactive reagent that binds specifically to Ca.sup.2+-binding proteins, links to them covalently after photo-activation,...
Recovery method of silicon slurry
In slicing a crystal bar into silicon wafers, an average about 40% of silicon would be loss due to the widths of slicing wires themselves. The fact that the...
Purification of phosphoric acid rich streams
The invention relates to a method for the purification or recovery of orthophosphoric acid rich streams by suspension-based melt crystallization. The...
Oxidation catalyst and exhaust-gas purification system using the same
An oxidation catalyst that efficiently promotes oxidation of NO to NO.sub.2 even in a low temperature range, and an exhaust-gas purification system and method...
High-efficiency catalytic converters for treating exhaust gases
Several embodiments of high-efficiency catalytic converters and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a catalytic converter for...
Photocatalytic process using hydrophilifiable material
In a formulation comprising titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst and an amphoteric metal oxide (alumina or the like) or a basic metal oxide (barium oxide,...
Multi-stage multi-tube shell-and-tube reactor
A multi-stage, multi-tube, shell-and-tube reactor which contains reaction zones and interstage temperature control (cooling/heating) zones in series. The...
Filter for automated slide preparation system
A vessel for collecting biological particulate matter suspended in fluid includes a body having first and second ends and a fluid passageway there between. A...
Reaction surface array diagnostic apparatus including a flexible
A reaction surface array diagnostic apparatus includes a substrate carrying a plurality of reaction surfaces and, a plate having a plurality of wells, alignable...
Container segment assembly
A container segment assembly suitable for use with a carousel of an analytical instrument, including (a) a container rack having the shape of a rectangular...
Process vessel with integral evaporator
A process vessel containing both an evaporation zone for evaporating a liquid feed and a treatment zone for treating the resulting vapor comprises an injector...
Sample arraying/assembling device, its method, and apparatus using sample
The present invention relates to a sample arraying/assembling device, its method, and an apparatus using a sample assembly, and has an object of providing a...
Transparent conducting composites (TTCs) for creating chemically active
Disclosed are chemically active surfaces for the detection of nitroaromatic, nitramine, and nitrate ester compounds, the primary constituents of explosive...
Test paper and porous membrane
A test paper includes a porous membrane capable of separating an object that should be filtered out of a sample by filtration, the porous membrane carrying a...
Apparatus for producing trichlorosilane
This apparatus for producing trichlorosilane includes: a vessel having a gas inlet that introduces a feed gas into the vessel and a gas outlet that discharges a...
Catalyst carrier and exhaust gas treatment apparatus
A catalyst carrier including a ceramic block having two open faces, an outer peripheral surface, and multiple cells divided by a cell wall and extending between...
Fluid bed reactors and associated methods
In one embodiment of the present invention a fluid bed reactor is provided, comprising: a housing, at least one tray disposed within the housing, at least one...
Transfer pipe between loop reactors
The present invention discloses a transfer system between the first and second reactors in a double loop reactor that is equipped to reduce clogging in the...
Microfluidic card for RBC analysis
A microfluidic circuit cartridge for a complete blood count, including analyses of red blood cells. Various parameters of the red blood cells may be attained....
Ion analyzing apparatus and ion analyzing method
An ion analyzing apparatus includes a sensor; a counter electrode having openings, the counter electrode being positioned so as to substantially surround the...
Medical monitoring/consumables tracking device
The present invention generally provides medical monitoring devices, and corresponding systems, that includes at least one sensor for detecting usage of at...
Automated diagnostic workstation
A flexible diagnostic workstation comprises is equipped to read label information on well strips of loaded well plates and on loaded reagent kit holders,...
Apparatus and methods for automated handling and embedding of tissue
An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to...
Feedback control in selective catalytic reduction
An apparatus for introducing a reductant into an exhaust system is described. The apparatus includes a controller that generates a resulting dosing command used...
Reigniting flame in volatile organic compound device
Reigniting a flame in a volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in the event that the flame has gone out. In one implementation, a signal is received at a...
Fluid treatment process and apparatus
A water treatment process whereby heat is used and recaptured to pasteurize water and or sewage effluent. Contaminated waters are partially treatable utilizing...
Method and apparatus for cleaning of viable donor soft tissue
A process for cleaning donor soft tissue by removing contaminants by extraction using a fluid at supercritical temperature and pressures while preserving the...
Radiation sterilization of medical devices
Methods and systems for selection radiation exposure in sterilization of medical devices are disclosed.
Ultrasonic treatment system for separating compounds from aqueous effluent
Novel ultrasonic treatment systems for separating compounds in an aqueous effluent and processes for using the ultrasonic treatment systems are disclosed. More...
Quenching methods and apparatus
One or more of the following quenching methods and apparatus: a quenching press for quenching a steel ring, a method of quenching a steel ring, a corresponding...
Bleeder valve for pressurized furnace
A shaft furnace bleeder valve for controlling a gas outflow from the interior of a pressurized furnace to the ambient atmosphere through an exhaust conduit is...