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    • Adaptive power system 

      Frantz, Jeremy P.; Welsh, Erik J.; Ganier II, Carroll J. (2008-06-10)
      A power system having an extended life and a system and method for extending the life of a battery powered device. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a plurality of power sources and an alternate energy source. The method also comprises measuring the voltage of the power sources and the alternate energy source. The method further ...
    • Addressable SiOX memory array with incorporated diodes 

      Tour, James M.; Yao, Jun; Lin, Jian; Wang, Gunuk; Palem, Krishna (2016-07-05)
      Various embodiments of the resistive memory cells and arrays discussed herein comprise: (1) a first electrode; (2) a second electrode; (3) resistive memory material; and (4) a diode. The resistive memory material is selected from the group consisting of SiOx, SiOxH, SiOxNy, SiOxNyH, SiOxCz, SiOxCzH, and combinations thereof, wherein each of x, y and ...
    • Adjustable-volume liquid dispensing pump 

      Oden, Maria; Schutze, Gordon E.; Bennett, Kimberly A.; Schwab, Brian D.; Ginnings, Charles A.; (2012-09-11)
      An adjustable-volume liquid dispenser is disclosed. In one embodiment, an adjustable-volume liquid dispenser includes a spout and a plunger secured to the spout. The dispenser further includes a plunger lock moveable lengthwise along the plunger. The plunger lock is securable to the plunger at a plurality of positions on the plunger to adjust a volume ...
    • Aerobic succinate production in bacteria 

      San, Ka-Yiu; Bennett, George N.; Lin, Henry (2007-07-17)
      Methods of increasing yields of succinate using aerobic culture methods and a multi-mutant E. coli strain are provided. Also provided is a mutant strain of E. coli that produces high amounts of succinic acid.
    • Aerobic succinate production in bacteria 

      San, Ka-Yiu; Bennett, George N.; Lin, Henry (2007-08-28)
      Methods of increasing yields of succinate using aerobic culture methods and a multi-mutant E. coli strain are provided. Also provided is a mutant strain of E. coli that produces high amounts of succinic acid.
    • Aerobic succinate production in bacteria 

      San, Ka-Yiu; Bennett, George N.; Lin, Henry (2011-05-03)
      Methods of increasing yields of succinate using aerobic culture methods and a multi-mutant E. coli strain are provided. Also provided is a mutant strain of E. coli that produces high amounts of succinic acid.
    • Aliphatic amine based nanocarbons for the absorption of carbon dioxide 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Dillon, Eoghan (2015-05-19)
      A composition of matter, and method to make same, for a nano-based material including a nanocarbon support to which is attached an aliphatic amine. In particular, the composition of matter is an aliphatic amine-nanocarbon material that includes a nanocarbon (NC) support, such as C60, nano-graphite, graphene, nanocarbon ribbons, graphite intercalation ...
    • Aliphatic amine based nanocarbons for the absorption of carbon dioxide 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Dillon, Eoghan (2014-01-28)
      A composition of matter, and method to make same, for a nano-based material including a nanocarbon support to which is attached an aliphatic amine. In particular, the composition of matter is an aliphatic amine-nanocarbon material that includes a nanocarbon (NC) support, such as C60, nano-graphite, graphene, nanocarbon ribbons, graphite intercalation ...
    • All optical nanoscale sensor 

      Halas, Nancy J.; Johnson, Don H.; Bishnoi, Sandra Whaley; Levin, Carly S.; Rozell, Christopher John; (2011-10-25)
      A composition comprising a nanoparticle and at least one adsorbate associated with the nanoparticle, wherein the adsorbate displays at least one chemically responsive optical property. A method comprising associating an adsorbate with a nanoparticle, wherein the nanoparticle comprises a shell surrounding a core material with a lower conductivity than ...
    • Alpha omega bifunctional fatty acids 

      San, Ka-yiu; Wang, Dan (2020-09-15)
      The present disclosure describes an engineered microorganism for producing alpha omega bifunctional C6-16 fatty acids from renewable carbon sources.
    • Amination and hydroxylation of arylmetal compounds 

      Gao, Hongyin; Zhou, Zhe; Kurti, Laszlo (2019-12-03)
      In one aspect, the present disclosure provides methods of preparing a primary or secondary amine and hydroxylated aromatic compounds. In some embodiments, the aromatic compound may be unsubstituted, substituted, or contain one or more heteroatoms within the rings of the aromatic compound. The methods described herein may be carried out without the ...
    • Amplification of carbon nanotubes via seeded-growth methods 

      Smalley, Richard E.; Hauge, Robert H.; Barron, Andrew R.; Tour, James M.; Schmidt, Howard K.; (2013-10-22)
      The present invention is directed towards methods (processes) of providing large quantities of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of defined diameter and chirality (i.e., precise populations). In such processes, CNT seeds of a pre-selected diameter and chirality are grown to many (e.g., hundreds) times their original length. This is optionally followed by cycling ...
    • Anaerobic fermentation of glycerol 

      Gonzalez, Ramon (2012-03-06)
      The invention relates to the development of appropriate cultivation conditions for a bacteria to grow anaerobically (fermentatively) on a glycerol substrate. The method requires culturing bacteria having a functional 1,2-propanediol pathway and a functional type II glycerol dehydrogenase-dihydroxyacetone kinase pathway in a culture medium containing ...
    • Anaerobic fermentation of glycerol 

      Gonzalez, Ramon (2012-12-18)
      The invention relates to the development of appropriate cultivation conditions for a bacteria to grow anaerobically (fermentatively) on a glycerol substrate. The method requires culturing bacteria having a functional 1,2-propanediol pathway and a functional type II glycerol dehydrogenase-dihydroxyacetone kinase pathway in a culture medium containing ...
    • Analog system for computing sparse codes 

      Rozell, Christopher John; Johnson, Don H.; Baraniuk, Richard G.; Olshausen, Bruno A.; Ortman, Robert Lowell (2010-08-24)
      A parallel dynamical system for computing sparse representations of data, i.e., where the data can be fully represented in terms of a small number of non-zero code elements, and for reconstructing compressively sensed images. The system is based on the principles of thresholding and local competition that solves a family of sparse approximation ...
    • Analyzing the transport of plasmonic particles through mineral formations 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Maguire-Boyle, Samuel J.; Orbaek, Alvin White (2013-11-05)
      A transport of plasmonic particles through a mineral formation is analyzed by flowing a plasmonic particles solution through an immobile phase (e.g., a mineral formation), determining an absorbance of the plasmonic particles solution subsequent to flowing the plasmonic particles solution through the immobile phase, comparing the determined absorbance ...
    • Anhydrosugar synthesis 

      Chen, Li; Wong, Michael S.; Zhang, Zongchao (2019-07-30)
      Improved methods of making anhydrosugars by pyrolysis of a substrate sugar to remove at least one water molecule thereby producing a desired anhydrosugar and side products, the improvement being either 1) protecting one hydroxyl group of the substrate sugar before pyrolysis; or (2) pretreating the substrate sugar with a metal salt and optional acid ...
    • Anode battery materials and methods of making the same 

      Biswal, Sibani Lisa; Thakur, Madhuri; Wong, Michael S.; Sinsabaugh, Steven L.; Isaacson, Mark (2016-05-17)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides novel methods of preparing porous silicon films and particles for lithium ion batteries. In some embodiments, such methods generally include: (1) etching a silicon material by exposure of the silicon material to a constant current density in a solution to produce a porous silicon film over a substrate; ...
    • Antibiotic microspheres for treatment and prevention of osteomyelitis and enhancement of bone regrowth 

      Ambrose, Catherine G.; Clyburn, Terry A.; Mikos, Antonio G. (2015-03-24)
      A method of treating or preventing infection at a surgical site comprising a bony defect and an implanted metal device is disclosed. Biodegradable microspheres are placed at the site and are capable of near-linear controlled release of an antibiotic agent for a predetermined period of time. The microspheres are configured to be large enough to avoid ...
    • Antimicrobial proteins from the SPO1 bacteriophage 

      Stewart, Charles R.; Shamoo, Yousif A. (2007-01-02)
      Anti-bacterial peptides are provided which are derived from the bacteriophage SPO1.