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Compositions and methods for enhancing the efficacy of contraceptive
The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for contraception that also enhance the efficacy of microbicides. Such compositions serve the dual...
Stabilizer for lower dental appliances
The present invention extends to a dental appliance having a set of rigid flanges conforming to a patient's mandibular bone structure and a stabilizer for...
Titration method using a tracer to quantify the titrant
A titration method uses a tracer in the titrant or titrand to quantify the amount of titrant added. The method does not require quantitative addition of titrant...
Fluid management device for exercising athletes
A fluid management device comprising an air filler assembly comprising a filter, a body, a mouthpiece and a flap valve, and a fluid deflector situated between...
Precise broadband frequency modulated laser
A method and apparatus are described including a laser with a plurality of internal or external actuators for affecting an optical frequency of light output by...
Apparatus and method for distributing a tarp over a cargo on a truck load
A tarp distributing apparatus includes a tarp guide device held in an immobile condition adjacent to and extending upright to above a rear location on a truck...
Identifying individual intentions and determining responses to individual
Systems and methods automatically determine responses to intention-focused content based on semantic analysis, natural language analysis, token analysis, social...
Genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for detecting intracellular
signalling through diacylglycerol pathways
Described herein are novel fluorescent sensors for Diacyl Glycerol (DAG) and hosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) that are based on circularly permuted...
An example climbing wall includes: a frame; a plurality of climbing panels connected to the frame; and a plurality of holds, each of the plurality of holds...
Foot snare triggering device
The foot snare triggering device of the present invention is designed to be used with a foot snare, and comprises a trigger plate assembly, having a tension...
Method of subsurface imaging using superposition of sensor sensitivities
from geophysical data acquisition systems
Volume imaging of geological structures and/or man-made objects having physical property using geophysical field sources and/or sensors mounted from at least...
The present disclosure concerns methods for producing purified saponins, such as QS-21, which reduces the number of necessary lyophilization cycles to one by a...
Dual textured coffee mug
Flameless thermal spray system using flame heat source
An apparatus and method for forming a fusible coating or structure comprising a combustor that is operative to combust a fuel and contain the resulting flame to...
Laser-sustained plasma light source
A laser sustained plasma light source having a cell with a gas volume contained within the cell. At least one laser is directed into the gas volume, for...
In-chamber fluid handling system and methods handling fluids using the
A sample chamber is configured to accommodate a target such that a portion of the target is removable as a sample. A carrier gas injection system is configured...
Retractable and extendable tether device
A retractable and extendable tether device that attaches to a hand-held electronic device and selectively replaceably attaches the hand-held electronic device...
Virus-like particles comprising composite capsid amino acid sequences for
enhanced cross reactivity
The present invention provides polypeptides having a composite amino acid sequence derived from a consensus sequence representing the capsid proteins of two or...
Oral hygiene device
Front manifold lever
Laser-sustained plasma light source
A method for producing a laser sustained plasma light by directing at least one laser into a gas volume and igniting a plasma that produces a light. Heated...
Ergonomic guitar support for acoustic guitar
A guitar support device permits ergonomic use of a guitar by a seated user, without attachment of any damaging hardware to the instrument. The guitar rest...
Expandable fence gate frame assembly
An expandable fence gate frame assembly for providing an expandable frame for constructing a fence gate includes a first end assembly, a second end assembly,...
Methods for the production of 3-O-deactivated-4'-monophosphoryl lipid A
The invention relates to a method for extracting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from rough trough mutant bacteria cells by extracting the cells with an aqueous...
Radiolabeled inhibitors of the amino acid transporters ASCT1 and ASCT2
The present invention relates to a compound of Formula (I) or (II) ##STR00001## or a salt thereof, wherein R is described herein. The compounds are novel...
Trailer tongue guide
A removable guiding apparatus, placed on a trailer hitch extension, that will force the tongue of a trailer over the trailer hitch ball. This system is designed...
Systems and methods for on-line pigging and spalling of coker furnace
Systems and methods for safe on-line pigging decoking of a coker furnace tubes and which also permits on-line spalling operations.
Telescoping plant support with size-adjustable support base
A plant support effective in pots with a base diameter of from about 4 to 24 inches, constructed of a telescoping pole; a central perimeter size-adjustable base...
Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games based upon strategy or
The present invention relates to gaming systems and methods where enablement for play of a bonus game is linked to play of a primary game. A player may qualify...
Continuously variable transmission having a periodic displacement waveform
with a constant velocity portion
A continuously variable transmission (CVT) can include a rotary cam member defining an internal cam surface operably engaged with a cam follower assembly for...
This patent pertains to secondary containment systems. One implementation includes a support assembly that includes an elongate post member and a stabilization...
Hydroxypolyamide gel forming agents
Hydroxypolyamides, hydroxypolyamide products, and post-hydroxypolyamides are disclosed as gel forming agents. Hydroxypolyamides and post-hydroxypolyamides are...
Detachable tool kit and sheath combination assembly for chainsaw
The present invention includes an open-top sheath case for receiving a chainsaw blade and a planar sheath cover detachably secured to the sheath case to cover...
Catheter bag clip
Cooperative optical-imaging sensor array
An apparatus and method for providing image primitives, such as edge polarity, edge magnitude, edge orientation, and edge displacement, and derivatives thereof,...
Power line proximity sensing and warning system
A power line proximity sensing and warning system. The embodiments disclosed herein may be configured as standalone systems or may be used in conjunction with...
System and method for customized, on-demand production of minted metal and
minted metal assemblies
A computer-based system and method for the customized, on-demand production of minted metal pieces or minted metal assemblies is presented herein. Particularly,...
Aspartylamide inhibitors of excitatory amino acid transporters
The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of excitatory amino acid transporters (EAAT) that penetrate the blood-brain barrier to access the central nervous...
Therapeutic knee apparatus
A therapeutic knee apparatus for exercising a knee or rehabilitating an injured knee including a squared U-shaped member having an adjustable length central...
Separator for desalting petroleum crude oils having rag layer withdrawal
An improved separator for desalting petroleum crude oils which may be operated in a continuous manner under automatic control; the improved desalter is...
Touch screen interface for laser processing
A touch screen user interface for an optical device wherein the touch screen user interface is connected to a controller which controls motion stages permitting...
Snowboard binding and boot
A snowboard boot and binding system is disclosed which facilitates the engagement and disengagement of a snowboard boot and binding. The snowboard boot may...
System and method for marketing attribution in an enterprise
A system and method include a customer engagement platform of an enterprise. The customer engagement platform is configured to connect with an audience computer...
Real-time noise reduction system for dynamic motor frequencies aboard an
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
Systems and methods for simultaneously capturing live audio and video feeds and reducing motor/rotor noise associated with the video feed for a multirotor...
Movable closure system
Improvements to movable closure systems which aid installability and reliability of said systems can include wheels running along the top and bottom of...
Electrically-powered platform pool lift
Various embodiments include a system that provides assisted access to a pool. The system includes a platform that includes a frame, a deck, and one or more...
Electrical discharge lighting
An electrical discharge lighting apparatus includes: a bulb including a chamber section comprising transparent material and containing a gas that is responsive...