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Antiepileptic drugs

The present invention describes novel pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions characterized by recurrent seizures, particularly, epilepsy. According to the invention, compounds which inhibit the activity or expression of non-receptor fyn tyrosine kinase can prevent activation epileptic pathophysiology and provide protection from and treatment of epilepsy. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Chimeric infectious dna clones, chimeric porcine circoviruses and uses thereof

The present invention relates to infectious dna clones, infectious chimeric dna clones of porcine circovirus (pcv), vaccines and means of protecting pigs against viral infection or postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (pmws) caused by pcv2. The new chimeric infectious dna clone and its derived, avirulent chimeric virus are constructed from the nonpathogenic pcv1 in which the immunogenic orf gene of the pathogenic pcv2 replaces a gene of the nonpathogenic pcv1, preferably in the same position. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

(s)-5-ethynyl-anabasine, derivatives thereof, and related compositions and methods of making and using

(s)-5-ethynyl-anabasine and derivatives thereof; composition comprising same and a carrier; methods of treating an animal; method of protecting a plant from a pest; and methods of making compound and derivatives.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Passivation and alloying element retention in gas atomized powders

A method for gas atomization of a titanium alloy, nickel alloy, or other alumina (al2o3)-forming alloy wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a passivation reaction film on the atomized particles wherein the reaction film retains a precursor halogen alloying element that is subsequently introduced into a microstructure formed by subsequent thermally processing of the atomized particles to improve oxidation resistance.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Xa1-mediated resistance to tale-containing bacteria

The present invention generally provides methods to generate broad-spectrum resistance to xanthomonas pathogenic bacteria in plants. The invention relates to nucleic acid sequences identified, which are associated with broad spectrum disease resistance including xa1, an nbs-lrr (nucleotide binding site-leucine-rich repeats) type r gene in rice (seq id nos: 1 and 2) and xa1 homolog gene, xa2, (seq id nos: 3 and 4) and homologs thereof. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Fast pyrolysis of biomass in an autothermally operating reactor

The present invention is directed to a pyrolysis method. The method involves providing a biomass and subjecting the biomass, in a reactor operating under conditions of parasitic heat loss of less than 1% of the biomass' chemical energy content, to partial oxidation where, during steady state operation of the reactor, oxygen is provided to the reactor in sufficient quantity to achieve an equivalence ratio of 0.06 to 0.15 to release sufficient energy to support endothermic pyrolysis reactions and produce condensable organic compounds as the major portion of the pyrolysis products.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Quadruple butterfly coil

Provided herein are embodiments of a quadruple butterfly coil (qbc) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element simulations were conducted for the qbc, the qbc with a single shield, and the qbc with a double shield. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Materials and method for modifying a biochemical component in a plant

A method of modifying the amount of at least one biochemical component in a plant comprising expressing qua-quine starch (qqs) in the plant, the wild-type of which does not express qqs; a transgenic plant, or part thereof, which comprises and expresses qqs as a transgene and in which the amount of at least one biochemical component is modified; a tissue culture of regenerable cells of the transgenic plant; a vector comprising a nucleotide sequence, which encodes the coding sequence of qqs, operably linked to a non-native promoter, which promotes expression of the nucleotide sequence in a plant, which is other than arabidopsis; and a method of producing a food or industrial product from a plant.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Automatic insulin delivery system with minimized input variable lag

This invention relates to automatic insulin delivery systems and methods of administering insulin. Preferably the systems and methods comprise a predictive feedforward control.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Materials and methods for using an acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase and mutants and chimeras thereof in fatty acid synthesis

A method of increasing production of fatty acids comprising introducing into a host and expressing therein an acyl-acyl carrier protein (acp) thioesterase (te) from bryantella formatexigens or a mutant thereof; a method of making a mutant b. Formatexigens acyl-acp te; a method of making a chimeric cuphea viscosissima acyl-acp te; a nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a mutant acyl-acp te or a chimeric cuphea viscosissima acyl-acp te; a host comprising the nucleic acid molecule; a mutant acyl-acp te or chimeric cuphea viscosissima acyl-acp te; a method of altering the specificity of a plant acyl-acp te for at least one of its substrates comprising introducing into the plant acyl-acp te a substrate specificity-altering mutation; and a method of altering the level of activity of a plant acyl-acp te.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Secondary rechargeable battery

The present invention provides a secondary battery. The battery includes an anode made of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal, or an alloy or solid solution thereof, a cathode made of copper metal or alloy or a catholyte that comprises an aqueous solution of a soluble salt of the metallic cathode material to provide reducible cations of the metallic cathode material in the aqueous solution. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Additive manufacturing methods using aluminum-rare earth alloys and products made using such methods

Described herein are additive manufacturing methods and products made using such methods. The alloy compositions described herein are specifically selected for the additive manufacturing methods and provide products that exhibit superior mechanical properties as compared to their cast counterparts. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Surface-hardened aluminum-rare earth alloys and methods of making the same

Embodiments of surface-hardened aluminum-rare earth alloys and methods of making the alloys are disclosed. In some embodiments, the alloy comprises aluminum and 4 wt % to 60 wt % of a rare earth component x having a maximum solid solubility of ≦0.5 wt % in aluminum. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Solution phase synthesis of highly processible nanocrystalline liznp and similar ternary semiconductors

Nowotny-juza phases offer a wide range of potential applications including solar cell and thermoelectric device fabrication. The disclosure presents a solution phase synthesis of the nowotny-juza semiconductors liznp, licdp, and liznsb. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072632

Silica encapsulation of ureolytic bacteria for self-healing of cement-based composites

One aspect of the present invention is directed to a method of preparing encapsulated ureolytic cells. This method includes blending freeze dried ureolytic cells and an aqueous solution to form a base mixture; mixing the base mixture with a silicate-forming compound to form a blend comprising silica encapsulated ureolytic cells; and freeze drying the silica encapsulated ureolytic cells. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069264

Oxy-thio-nitride mixed network former solid electrolytes

An ion conductivity mixed chalcogenide (e.g. Oxy-sulfide), mixed network former solid electrolyte is provided for use in solid state batteries.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064032

Round module weighing using differential pressure sensing

A harvester generates a round module and positions the round module on a handler. The handler includes a cylinder having a base end and a rod end. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/01/18 / #the present invention relates to relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. this method includes providing an asphalt binder and providing a compound of formula (i):

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02/22/18 / #20180053964

Transient electronic device

A transient electronic device is provided having a transient substrate with an electronic component constructed thereon. The electronic component comprises colloidal metallic particles that are initially deposited from a colloidal dispersion on the substrate to construct the electronic component thereon and that are subsequently re-dispersible by contact with a solvent-containing medium to deconstruct the electronic component of the electronic device. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051267

Tal effector-mediated dna modification

Materials and methods related to gene targeting (e.g., gene targeting with transcription activator-like effector nucleases; “talens”) are provided.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051266

Tal effector-mediated dna modification

Materials and methods related to gene targeting (e.g., gene targeting with transcription activator-like effector nucleases; “talens”) are provided.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051263

Materials and methods for characterizing and using a 3-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein (acp) synthase iii (kasiii) for production of bi-functional fatty acids

A mutant bacillus subtilis, which does not express a functional kasiiia and/or kasiiib, and method of making; a mutant rhodospirillum rubrum, which does not express a functional phac1, phac2, and/or phac3, and method of making; method of characterizing substrate specificity of kasiii; method of making mutant kasiii with altered substrate specificity and/or altered level of activity and nucleic acid, vector, host cell/organism, and mutant kasiii; an in vitro, high-throughput spectrophotometric method of assaying kasiii activity; and materials and methods for using kasiii for production of bi-functional fatty acids and the materials so produced.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030465

Modification of transcriptional repressor binding site in nf-yc4 promoter for increased protein content and resistance to stress

Method of increasing protein content in a eukaryotic cell comprising an nf-yc4 gene comprising modifying the transcriptional repressor binding site; method of producing a plant with increased protein content comprising crossing and selecting for increased protein content; method of increasing resistance to a pathogen or a pest in a plant comprising an nf-yc4 gene comprising modifying the transcriptional repressor binding site, alone or in further combination with expressing qqs in the plant; method for producing a plant with increased resistance to a pathogen or a pest comprising crossing and selecting for increased resistance to the pathogen or the pest; a cell, collection of cells, tissue, organ, or organism in which the nf-yc4 gene comprises a promoter comprising a transcriptional repressor binding site that has been modified so that the transcriptional repressor cannot prevent transcription of the nf-yc4; hybrid plants; and seeds.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022877

Methods of producing stable lignin phenolic oil

The present invention relates to a method of producing a stable lignin phenolic oil, where the method comprises providing a lignin; pre-treating the lignin with a base solution, where the base solution has a ph of 8 or above; and hydrogenating the pre-treated lignin to produce a stabilized lignin phenolic oil. The present invention further relates to a method of producing a stable lignin phenolic oil, the method comprising: providing a non-recalcitrant lignin; solubilizing the lignin in a solvent; and hydrogenating the solubilized lignin to produce a stabilized lignin phenolic oil.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368610

Mechano-chemical de-mixing of metal alloys and mixed materials

A physical and chemical method is provided for de-mixing (e.g. Extracting, separating, purifying and/or enriching) the metal constituents of an alloy or mixed material into different droplet or solid particle products that are highly enriched in the respective phases of the metal. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354092

Baler information system and method

A bale information system includes a baling machine configured to process a material into a bale, the baling machine including a sensor configured to measure a release of the bale from the baling machine, a global positioning system receiver in operable communication with the baling machine, and a data storage system operable to receive and store data from the global positioning system receiver.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342575

Electrocatalytic hydrogenation of muconic acid

Various embodiments disclosed relate to electrocatalytic hydrogenation of muconic acid and polymers formed from the reaction products thereof. In various embodiments, the present invention provides an electrocatalytic method to prepare 3-hexene-1,6-dioic acid, 2-hexene-1,6-dioic acid, adipic acid, or a combination thereof, from muconic acid. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334808

Dehydrogenation of propane using a metal-containing catalyst on a support

The present invention relates to a process of producing a metal-containing catalyst. The process involves mixing a support material with one or more metals in a solution to produce a catalyst comprising a metal-loaded support. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334803

Stability of gas atomized reactive powders through multiple step in-situ passivation

A method for gas atomization of oxygen-reactive reactive metals and alloys wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a protective reaction film on the atomized particles. The present invention is especially useful for making highly pyrophoric reactive metal or alloy atomized powders, such as atomized magnesium and magnesium alloy powders. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327438

Reagent purification systems, methods, and apparatus

Herein disclosed is an economical standalone system that replaces conventional monomer purification methods needed to perform chemical reactions that require reactants with a high degree of purity. Chemical reactions, such as anionic polymerization, can produce highly monodisperse homopolymers and block copolymers, however to do so they require very high purity reactants along with a moisture and oxygen free atmosphere. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321140

Methods of producing solid fuel using low ash, low sulfur coal replacement from fast pyrolysis of biomass

The present invention is directed to a method of producing a solid fuel which includes providing a bio-oil and thermally curing the bio-oil to form a carbonaceous solid. The present invention is also directed to a method of producing a solid fuel which includes providing a bio-oil; subjecting the bio-oil to an extraction procedure with an aqueous liquid to produce a concentrated pyrolytic sugar-containing extract and a water insoluble raffinate comprising a lignin-derived phenolic oil; and thermally curing the phenolic oil to form a carbonaceous solid.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305808

Stability of gas atomized reactive powders through multiple step in-situ passivation

A method for gas atomization of oxygen-reactive reactive metals and alloys wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a protective reaction film on the atomized particles. The present invention is especially useful for making highly pyrophoric reactive metal or alloy atomized powders, such as atomized magnesium and magnesium alloy powders. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283893

Solid state grain alignment of permanent magets in near-final shape

Magnet microstructure manipulation in the solid state by controlled application of a sufficient stress in a direction during high temperature annealing in a single-phase region of heat-treatable magnet alloys, e.g., alnico-type magnets is followed by magnetic annealing and draw annealing to improve coercivity and saturation magnetization properties. The solid-state process can be termed highly controlled abnormal grain growth (hereafter agg) and will make aligned sintered anisotropic magnets that meet or exceed the magnetic properties of cast versions of the same alloy types.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283615

Improved asphalt products and materials and methods of producing them

The present invention relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. The method involves providing an asphalt and providing a compound of formula (i), as described herein. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263945

Fuel-cell system and method of generating energy from crude fuel

The present invention relates to a fuel-cell system. This system includes an anode electrode; a cathode electrode; a separator positioned between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode, wherein the separator is not an ion exchange membrane; an anode catalyst; and a cathode catalyst, wherein the cathode catalyst is a non-precious metal catalyst or metal-free catalyst. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247542

Rejuvenation of vacuum tower bottoms through bio-derived materials

The present invention relates to an asphalt product. The asphalt product includes an asphalt binder and a bio-oil blend comprising a mixture of a non-hydrogenated bio-oil and a partially hydrogenated bio-oil, where the bio-oil blend is mixed with the asphalt binder to form an asphalt product having a shear stiffness of 0.20 kpa to 11,000 kpa at a temperature ranging from 25° c. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240934

Pyrolysis of lignin

One aspect of the present invention relates to a method of modifying thermoplastic properties of lignin rich biomass to reduce agglomeration during any subsequent pyrolysis. The method comprises providing a lignin rich biomass and treating the lignin rich biomass with an alkali metal hydroxide or an alkaline earth metal hydroxide under conditions effective to reduce agglomeration, during any subsequent pyrolysis, compared to when the lignin rich biomass is not subjected to said treating. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239780

Lubricated mechanical polishing

A lubricated mechanical polishing (lmp) process is provided that uses hard nanoparticles of less than 5 nm diameter dispersed in a fluid lubricant as a polishing slurry to produce an ultra-smooth surface on a hard metallic or non-metallic substrate with a sub-nanometer surface roughness substantially less than that produced by silica chemical mechanical polishing.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234628

Supernucleating multiscale copper surfaces for high performance phase change heat transfer

A method is provided for forming a biphilic surface on a substrate comprising copper, such as a heat exchanger surface, wherein the method involves forming one or more hydrophilic areas on the surface by reacting those areas with at least one of hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide to form copper oxide and forming hydrophobic areas on the surface by reacting those areas with ammonium hydroxide solution to form copper hydroxide or by chemical etching with a combination of hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, and iron chloride. The functional surface can exhibit temporal biphilicity in response to one or more stimuli in high performance heat transfer applications.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226243

Tackifier compounds and methods of using the same

The present invention relates to tackifier compounds and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a tackifier compound including independently substituted or unsubstituted fused rings a and b each independently chosen from (c5-c10)cycloalkyl and (c2-c10)heterocyclyl. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218101

Thermoplastic elastomers via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of triglycerides

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic block copolymer comprising at least one pa block and at least one pb block. The pa block represents a polymer block comprising one or more units of monomer a, and the pb block represents a polymer block comprising one or more units of monomer b. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211081

Foxtail mosaic virus-based vectors for gene silencing and gene expression

The present invention provides plant virus vectors developed from the foxtail mosaic virus (fomv). The vectors include a nucleic acid sequence encoding an infectious foxtail mosaic virus (fomv) with a functional movement encoding sequence operably linked to one or more regulatory elements functional in a plant. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209443

Anti-inflammatory effect of orally active fyn kinase inhibitor sara-catinib (azd 0530) against parkinson's disease and other related neurodegenarative diseases

The present invention describes novel pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions characterized by neuroinflammation, particularly, parkinson's disease. According to the invention, compounds which inhibit the activity or expression of non-receptor fyn tyrosine kinase can prevent activation of the neural inflammatory pathway and provide protection from and treatment of parkinson's disease. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197701

Cooling of aerospace flight systems

The invention relates generally to a novel cooling system and fuel preheating system for use in an advanced, high speed aerospace vehicle. A hydrocarbon fluid, such as fuel is accelerated to supersonic conditions within a cooling channel located proximate a high-temperature flight surface. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183274

Method of converting levulinic acid or a derivative thereof to hydrocarbons and hydrogen, and methods of the production of hydrocarbons and hydrogen

The present invention relates to a method of converting levulinic acid or a derivative thereof to hydrocarbons and hydrogen by providing a source of levulinic acid or a derivative thereof and converting the levulinic acid or a derivative thereof in the source to hydrocarbons and hydrogen, where converting is carried out in a single reactor. The present invention also relates to methods for producing hydrocarbons and hydrogen.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166998

Method for producing la/ce/mm/y base alloys, resulting alloys, and battery electrodes

A carbothermic reduction method is provided for reducing a la-, ce-, mm-, and/or y-containing oxide in the presence of carbon and a source of a reactant element comprising si, ge, sn, pb, as, sb, bi, and/or p to form an intermediate alloy material including a majority of la, ce, mm, and/or y and a minor amount of the reactant element. The intermediate material is useful as a master alloy for in making negative electrode materials for a metal hydride battery, as hydrogen storage alloys, as master alloy additive for addition to a melt of commercial mg and al alloys, steels, cast irons, and superalloys; or in reducing sm2o3 to sm metal for use in sm—co permanent magnets.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/11/17 / #the present invention relates to a polymer comprising a repeating group having the structure of formula (i)

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05/11/17 / #20170129995

Electrochemical isomerization of muconic acid

Various embodiments disclosed relate to electrochemical isomerization of muconic acid. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method to prepare trans,trans-muconic acid. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129839

Isomerization of muconic acid

Various embodiments disclosed relate to isomerization of muconic acid. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of forming trans,trans-muconic acid. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129111

Microrobotic tentacles with spiral bending capability based on shape-engineered elastomeric microtubes and methods of manufacturing same

Elastomer-based soft-robotic micro-tentacles capable of winding around and holding microscale objects and methods of fabricating same are provided. To realize the thin, highly deformable microtubes, a fabrication technique based on in situ thermal solidification of pdms dip-coated around a cylindrical template and direct peeling of the cured structure is presented. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121783

Cobalt-lean alnico alloy

Provided is an alnico alloy that is lean (i.e., lower) in co content and yet at least retains substantially the same or better magnetic properties as the corresponding more costly, commercially available alnico grade alloy with higher co content, such as grades 8 and 9, which include 31.5 atomic % or more co, in order to save significant material costs.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120065

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation apparatus and method

A coil configuration and method for transcranial magnetic stimulation enabling stimulation of deep regions of the brain without excessively stimulating the cortex is provided. The coil configuration utilizes at least one coil to produce an off-plane magnetic field to enhance the magnetic field from a top tms coil. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119909

Room temperature ferromagnetic gadolinium silicide nanoparticles

A particle usable as t1 and t2 contrast agents is provided. The particle is a gadolinium silicide (gd5si4) particle that is ferromagnetic at temperatures up to 290 k and is less than 2 μm in diameter. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

05/04/17 / #20170118914

Grain mass flow rate determination

A harvester includes an auger tube having a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, an auger flight within the first portion of the tube and terminating prior to the second portion to move grain to the second portion, a window along the second portion of the tube and a camera to capture images of grain within the second portion of the tube. A computing device determines grain mass flow based upon the captured images, a dimension of the second portion of the tube and a grain density factor.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107465

Miniaturized continuous-flow fermenting apparatus, systems, and methods

A system, method, and apparatus for the fermentation of a beverage by use of continuous flow is provided. The fermented beverage can be any of a wine, beer, mead, ale, soda, cider, or other. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096730

Castable high-temperature ce-modified al alloys

A cast alloy includes aluminum and from about 5 to about 30 weight percent of at least one material selected from the group consisting of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. The cast alloy has a strengthening al11x3 intermetallic phase in an amount in the range of from about 5 to about 30 weight percent, wherein x is at least one of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095891

Lead-free composite solder

A composite solder material for mixing with flux to provide a composite solder paste. The solder material includes a mixture having a relatively low melting solder or solder-forming powder and a relatively high melting ni-containing reinforcement powder. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089742

Yield estimation

A method and apparatus estimate yield. A first signal is received that an aggregate yield measured by an aggregate yield sensor during a measurement interval. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087767

Closed loop 3d printing

To better control part quality of 3d printed parts, the temperature of an extruder filament using a secondary heat source is provided. A heat source, such as an infrared heat source, can be used to heat the filament of a 3d printer to the optimum temperature that will enhance welding of the filament to a substrate that it is being printed on or to. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058287

Plant genes involved in nitrate uptake and metabolism

The present invention relates nucleic acid molecules that are modulated (e.g., upregulated) by nitrogen in corn, to proteins or polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, and promoters of these nucleic acid molecules. The present invention relates to a nucleic acid construct having a nucleic acid molecule that is modulated by nitrogen in corn, as well as to expression systems, host cells, plants, and plant seeds having the nucleic acid construct. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058266

Pestivirus vaccines for congenital tremors

The present invention relates to a vaccine for protecting a piglet against diseases associated with a novel pestivirus. The vaccine commonly includes a pestivirus antigen and, optionally an adjuvant. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050846

Mechanochemical synthesis of alane

In some examples, a method of forming alane (alh3), the method comprising reacting one of: 1) a malh4, wherein m is an alkali metal; 2) alkali-metal hydride, mh; or 3) alkali-metal with one or more aluminum halides (alx3, where x is a halogen), via a mechanochemical process, to form the alane, wherein the reaction is substantially solvent free and carried out in an environment with a temperature between approximately 250 k and approximately 330 k.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044178

Polyisocyanates from fused bicyclic polyols and polyurethanes therefrom

The present invention is directed to polyisocyanates and polyurethanes derived therefrom. In various embodiments, the present invention provides polyisocyanates, methods of making the polyisocyanates from fused bicyclic alcohols, polyurethanes, and methods of making the polyurethanes from the polyisocyanates.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037397

Spinal muscular atrophy treatment via targeting smn2 catalytic core

The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for blocking the effect of the intronic inhibitory splicing region of intron 7 of the smn2 gene. The compositions and methods of the instant invention include short oligonucleotide reagents (e.g., oligoribonucleotides) that effectively target sites in the smn2 pre-mrna, thereby modulating the splicing of smn2 pre-mrna to include exon 7 in the processed transcript. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022071

Separation of terbium(iii,iv) oxide

Various embodiments relate to separation of terbium(iii,iv) oxide. In various embodiments, present invention provides a method of separating terbium(iii,iv) oxide from a composition. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022060

Method of making alkali metal hydrides

A method is provided for making alkali metal hydrides by mechanochemically reacting alkali metal and hydrogen gas under mild temperature (e.g room temperature) and hydrogen pressure conditions without the need for catalyst, solvent, and intentional heating or cooling.. . ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016088

Recovering rare earth metals from magnet scrap

A method is provided for treating a rare earth metal-bearing scrap material by melting an extractant selected from the group consisting of bismuth (bi) and lead (pb) and contacting the melted extractant and the scrap material at a temperature and time to recover at least one of the light rare earth metal content and the heavy rare earth metal content as a metallic extractant alloy, which can be subjected to vacuum distillation or sublimation to recover the rare earth metal(s). The method can be practiced to recover the light rare earth metal content and the heavy rare earth metal content concurrently in a one-step process or separately and sequentially in a two-step process.. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014958

Stable undercooled metallic particles for engineering at ambient conditions

Undercooled liquid metallic core-shell particles, whose core is stable against solidification at ambient conditions, i.e. Under near ambient temperature and pressure conditions, are used to join or repair metallic non-particulate components. ... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc








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