R.T. Gill, M.D. Lynch, and T.E.W. Lipscomb, "Mixed-Library Parallel Gene Mapping Quantitative Micro-Array Technique for Genome-Wide Identification of Trait Conferring Genes," U.S. Pat. No. 8,467,975, Issued June 2013.

The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to mixed-library parallel gene trait mapping. In particular embodiments, the methods concern quantitative microarray hybridization techniques for genome-wide identification of trait conferring genes. In other embodiments, the compositions concern genetic elements that confer or are associated with a trait. In an exemplary...

S. Li, J.L. Falconer and R.D. Noble, "High Flux and Selectivity SAPO-34 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separations," U.S. Pat. No. 8,409,326, Issued April 2013.

SAPO-34 membranes and methods for their preparation and use are described . The SAPO-34 membranes are prepared by contacting at least one surface of a porous membrane support with a synthesis gel. The Si/Al ratio of the synthesis gel can be from 0.3 to 0.15. SAPO-34 crystals are optionally applied...

C.N. Bowman and T.F. Scott, “Stress Relaxation in Crosslinked Polymers,” U.S. Pat. No. 8,404,758, Issued March 2013.

The invention provides methods for inducing reversible chain cleavage of polymer chains in a crosslinked polymeric material. Reversible cleavage of the polymer backbone is capable of relieving stress in the polymeric material as the bonds reform in a less stressed state. The invention also provides methods for making polymeric materials...

D.L.Gin, J.E.Bara, R.D.Noble, X.Zeng, “Surfactants and Polymerizable Surfactants Based on Room-temp Ionic Liquids that Form Bicontinuous Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Phases … ," U.S.Patent 7,931,824 B2, Issued Apr2011

Full Title: “Surfactants and Polymerizable Surfactants Based on Room-temp Ionic Liquids that Form Bicontinuous Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Phases with Water and Room-temp Ionic Liquids." A modular surfactant architecture based on room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) has been developed that affords non-polymerizable and polymerizable amphiphiles that form lamellar (L), hexagonal...

W.J. Federspiel, A.J. Russell, H.I. Oh, and J.L. Kaar, "Devices, systems and methods for reducing the concentration of a chemical entity in fluids," U.S. Pat. No. 7,763,097, Issued July 2010.

A device for removal of at least a portion of carbon dioxide from an aqueous fluid includes at least one membrane through which carbon dioxide can pass to be removed from the fluid and immobilized carbonic anhydrase on or in the vicinity of a first surface of the membrane to...

D.L. Gin, M. Zhou and R.D. Noble, "Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Nanofilter Membranes," U.S. Patent No. 7,604,129, Issued October 2009.

The invention provides composite nanofiltration membranes with lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) polymer porous membranes attached to a porous support. The LLC membranes are prepared from LLC monomers which form the inverted hexagonal or bicontinuous cubic phase. The arrangement, size, and chemical properties of the pores can be tailored on the...