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  • Inventor(s):
    Allen H. Simpson, Slawomir T. Fryska, Mark L. La Forest, Alexander Mukasyan
    Patent Number:
    US 7858187 B2
    Description:

    Method of joining carbon-carbon composite pieces together, e.g. in the refurbishment of aircraft brake discs. The method includes the steps of: providing a first carbon-carbon composite piece and a second carbon-carbon composite piece, wherein the second carbon-carbon composite piece has a surface that is complementary to a surface of said first carbon-carbon composite piece; providing a layer of a mixture of titanium powder and carbon powder on the first complementary mating surface; arrangi…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Abhay Kumar, Paul W. Futa, Jr., Steven F. Fisher
    Patent Number:
    US 6328056 B2
    Description:

    An unbalance compensated bypass valve (14, 21, 23) for a gas turbine engine fuel supply system is responsive to the fuel pressure differential across a fuel metering valve (15) to open and close a bypass orifice (37, 39, 41; 89, 91, 93; 99, 101, 103). The bypass valve (14, 21, 23) selectively supplies high fuel pressure to a compensating cavity (45, 95, 120) providing a counterbalancing force against an annular area (47, 97, 124) of the bypass valve piston (34, 81, 83, 111, 112) to compensate…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Julius A. Nieuwland
    Patent Number:
    US 1811959
    Description:

    This invention relates to a process for controlling acetylene reactions and for bringing about the reaction of acetylene with other substances. More particularly it relates to the use of cuprous chloride in acetylene re-actions as a catalyst.

    (See also http://www.invent.org/honor/inductees/inductee-detail/?IID=111)

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  • Inventor(s):
    Ashley P. Thrall, Angelene J. Dascanio, Chad P. Quaglia
    Patent Number:
    US 9,334,645 B2
    Description:

    A shelter has a packaged configuration and a deployed configuration. The shelter has four panels, each with four edges and two faces. The first and fourth panels have a rectangular shape, and the second and third panels have a quadrangle shape. The relationship of panel edge lengths and angles of the quadrangle shelter panels create a sturdy enclosure that is easy to erect, manipulate, and reconfigure. Furthermore, the shelter may be erected by rotating the panels into place via pivotal conne…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Olaf G. Wiest, Paul Helquist, Frederick R. Maxfield
    Patent Number:
    US 9333222 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments herein relate to the field of lysosomal storage disorders, and, more specifically, to methods of treating lysosomal storage disorders such as Niemann-Pick type C disease, for instance with inhibitors of histone deacetylases, particularly inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases. In various embodiments, methods of treating Niemann-Pick type C disease with inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases are described.

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  • Inventor(s):
    Hsueh-Chia Chang, Jason Gordon, Satyajyoti Senapati, Zachary Gagnon, Sagnik Basuray
    Patent Number:
    US 8771938 B2
    Description:

    Disclosed are example methods and devices for detecting one or more targets. An example method includes placing a sample including a first target with in a microfluidic device and hybridizing a plurality of copies of the first target with a plurality of nanostructures. The example method includes applying an electric current to the plurality of nanostructures and using an electric field created by the electric current to move the plurality of nanostructures. In addition, the plurality of nano…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Mark L. La Forest, Allen H. Simpson, Slawomir T. Fryska, Alexander Mukasyan
    Patent Number:
    US 8383197 B2
    Description:

    A metal powder is applied to the surface of the area of a carbon-carbon composite brake disc to be protected against migration of antioxidant. The metal powder may be titanium powder or tungsten powder. A chemical reaction between the metal powder and carbon is then initiated by heating the powder-coated brake to the ignition temperature via application of electric current (Joule preheating) or by heating it in a furnace. Upon combustion, the metal particles react with carbon in the composite…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Kent Walters, John G. Duman, Anthony S. Serianni
    Patent Number:
    US 8604002 B1
    Description:

    The invention provides an antifreeze glycolipid compounds and composition comprising a polysaccharide moiety of Formula I: missing image wherein D-Manp represents a D-mannopyranose moiety, D-Xylp represents a D-xylopyranose moiety, and n is about 5 to about 70; and one or more lipid moieties covalently linked to the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I or electrostatically associated with the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I. The antifreeze glycolipid compounds and compositions can be u…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Allen H. Simpson, Slawomir T. Fryska, Mark L. La Forest, Roger L. Klinedinst, Alexander Mukasyan, Charles D. D'Amico
    Patent Number:
    US 8448685 B2
    Description:

    An apparatus for bonding a first carbon composite to a second carbon composite through a reactant layer includes a housing, and a pair of conductive press plates electrically isolated from the housing. The press plates are adapted to position the two parts to be bonded with a reactant layer therebetween. The press plates are subjected to an electrical potential and a clamping force, sufficient to initiate a combustion reaction that creates a molten ceramic to bond together the carbon-carbon c…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Allen H. Simpson, Mark L. La Forest, Alexander Mukasyan
    Patent Number:
    US 8574470 B2
    Description:

    Method of joining a carbon-carbon composite piece 30 together with a metal insert 20, e.g. in the manufacture of aircraft brake discs 10. The method includes the steps of: providing a carbon-carbon composite piece 30 and a metal insert 20, wherein the metal insert 20 has a surface that is complementary to a surface of said carbon-carbon composite piece 30; providing a layer of a mixture of titanium powder and carbon powder on the first complementary mating surface; arranging the powder layer …

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  • Inventor(s):
    Shramik Sengupta, Hsueh-Chia Chang
    Patent Number:
    US 8635028 B2
    Description:

    An improved system and method is provided for detecting viable bacteria in a suspension sample. A sample of a suspension in which bacterial presence is suspected is collected from a source and a portion of the sample transferred to a microfluidic unit. A series of analysis signals at different frequencies are applied to the sample portion. An impedance is measured via a signal analyzer for the sample portion for each of the analysis signals to define an impedance data set. An initial bulk cap…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Mark A. Suckow, William R. Wolter
    Patent Number:
    US 8,778,360 B2
    Description:

    Compositions suitable for use as adjuvants in the preparation of vaccines, particularly those vaccines useful in the treatment of cancer, are provided. Methods for inhibiting tumor growth in an animal are also disclosed. Methods for immunizing an animal against cancer, such as prostate cancer, are also described. The adjuvants described are comprised of an extracellular matrix material, such as small intestinal submucosal (SIS) tissue. The preparations may take the form of sheets, gels, liqui…

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