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George Fanta, Patricia J Slininger: Enzyme immobilization with a hydrolyzed polysaccharide graft copolymer. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John D Fado, Margaret A Connor, July 4, 1989: US04845035 (128 worldwide citation)

Immobilized enzyme-polysaccharide graft copolymer products are prepared by hydrolyzing a polysaccharide graft copolymer and then contacting the hydrolyzed copolymer with an enzyme to immobilize the enzyme on the copolymer. The copolymer-enzyme products retain large quantities of active enzyme, and a ...


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Howard Jaffe: Microencapsulation process. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, William E Scott, David G McConnell, June 9, 1981: US04272398 (128 worldwide citation)

Pesticides, insect growth regulators and other substances are encapsulated by dissolving the substance to be encapsulated and a biodegradable polymer in a suitable organic solvent, dispersing the solution in an aqueous medium and stirring until the solvent evaporates to form a matrix of the substanc ...


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Lawrence A Johnson: Method to preselect the sex of offspring. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, August 4, 1992: US05135759 (120 worldwide citation)

Intact X and Y chromosome-bearing sperm populations of rabbits and swine were separated according to DNA content using a flow cytometer/cell sorter. Sperm viability was maintained by special staining techniques and by sorting and collecting the sperm in nutrient media. The sorted sperm were surgical ...


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Mary Ollidene Weaver, Edward B Bagley, George F Fanta, William M Doane: Method of reducing water content of emulsions, suspensions, and dispersions with highly absorbent starch-containing polymeric compositions. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, Max D Hensley, David G McConnell, January 27, 1976: US03935099 (116 worldwide citation)

Starch-containing polymer compositions are prepared which absorb amounts of water equaling up to more than 1000 times their own weight. The compositions find many applications including their incorporation into products such as disposable diapers, surgical pads and sheets, and paper towels.


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Richard G Powell, Cecil R Smith Jr: Chemotherapeutically active maytansinoids from Trewia nudiflora. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, February 2, 1982: US04313946 (116 worldwide citation)

A novel group of maytansinoid compounds has been discovered in the seed tissue of Trewia nudiflora. They are represented by the general formula ##STR1## and are all characterized by a distinguishing methoxy group on the C-15 carbon. These isolates have proven to be effective in causing the remission ...


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Willem Rens, Glenn R Welch, Lawrence A Johnson: Flow cytometry nozzle for high efficiency cell sorting. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, Curtis P Ribando, John D Fado, November 16, 1999: US05985216 (113 worldwide citation)

A sorting nozzle having two tapered zones with elliptical cross-sections is able to orient and sort a large fraction of asymmetrical or "flattened" cells. This nozzle has particular application for sorting viable male (Y) and female (X) sperm populations in a cell sorter.


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Bernard Freedman, Richard G Powell, Cecil R Smith Jr: Method of controlling the European corn borer with trewiasine. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, February 16, 1982: US04315929 (109 worldwide citation)

A novel maytansinoid compound discovered in the seed tissue of Trewia nudiflora has been found to be effective in controlling a common insect pest, the European corn borer. This compound is represented by the formula: ##STR1## and is characterized by a distinguishing methoxy group on the C-15 carbon ...


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Michael O Hunt, William F Lehmann, David A Fergus: High performance, lightweight structural particleboard. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, January 20, 1981: US04246310 (98 worldwide citation)

Alined wood particles and an adhesive binder comprise the faces of a sandwiched, laminate-like structure formed in a one-step pressing and heating operation, the interior of which is made of randomly oriented wood particles and an adhesive binder, exhibiting light weight and greater bending strength ...


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Felix H Otey, Richard P Westhoff: Biodegradable film compositions prepared from starch and copolymers of ethylene and acrylic acid. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, David G McConnell, Curtis P Ribando, January 9, 1979: US04133784 (90 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable film compositions which will withstand outdoor exposure for a desired time and then disintegrate are prepared from starch and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers. These film compositions are useful for agricultural mulch and heat-sealable packaging.


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Felix H Otey, Arthur M Mark: Degradable starch-based agricultural mulch film. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, Max D Hensley, David G McConnell, April 6, 1976: US03949145 (81 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are plastic film compositions for agricultural mulch which will withstand outdoor weathering conditions for a desired time and then rapidly disintegrate. The film composition comprises starch, poly(vinyl alcohol), glycerol, and a water-resistant coating.



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