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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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The method involves for instance but is not... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The method includes passing current through a... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The catalyst comprising a metal-loaded support is treated with an atmosphere comprising 0.01 to 100%... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Method for optimizing plastic compositions used in packaging to increase shelf-life of perishable products and a system thereof

The present invention relates to relates to a method of optimizing a plastic composition formed from a plurality of resin feedstocks. A plurality of resin feedstocks are provided. The plurality of resin feedstocks are blended to form the plastic composition. One or more properties of the plastic composition, including radiation... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The asphalt is mixed with the compound of formula (I) under conditions effective to produce an improved asphalt. Also disclosed are an... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Polymerization catalysts

and methods for preparation thereof.... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Fuel-cell system and 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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. Fused ring A is substituted with (R1)1-8 and fused ring... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The plant virus vectors... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The hydrocarbon fuel absorbs a heat load... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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,... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. The method includes heating a starting material composition to form a product composition including trans,trans-muconic acid. The starting material composition includes cis,cis-muconic acid, cis,trans-muconic acid, or a combination... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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

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. The method can include passing current through a catalytic cathode in a reactor including an aqueous acidic solution including cis,trans-muconic acid, a supporting electrolyte, and an anode,... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

Bioadvantaged nylon: polycondensation of 3-hexenedioic acid with hexamethylenediamine

wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, X, and s are as described herein and salt thereof. Also disclosed is a process of synthesizing such polymers.... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. An MRI contrast agent that includes a plurality of gadolinium silicide (Gd5Si4) particles that... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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. In one... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

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 %... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106006

Neuroprotection by mitochondria-targeted metformin

The present invention provides modified metformin compounds, particularly mito-metformin compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Methods of using the compounds to provide neuroprotection and in the treatment and/or prevention of neurodegenerative diseases are also described.... 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. The invention provides for small-scale fermentation that can be done in a much shorter time than... 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. Use of the solder paste under solder reflow conditions produces a high melting... 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... 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... 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. A second signal is received that indicates a plurality of geo-referenced regions across which a harvester has traveled prior to the measurement interval. The method... 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. Methods for protecting pigs against diseases associated with pestivirus, including but not limited to congenital tremors and methods of producing the... 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... 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... 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... 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

01/26/17 / #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. The method can include contacting a composition including terbium(III,IV) oxide and one or more other trivalent rare earth oxides with a liquid including acetic acid to form... 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. The undercooled-shell particles in the form of nano-size or micro-size particles comprise an undercooled stable liquid metallic core encapsulated... 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... Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc








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