James L Gaddy, Edgar C Clausen: Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester, December 22, 1992: US05173429 (128 worldwide citation)

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and ace ...

Randall K Nichols, Charles M Thatcher: Method and apparatus for power plant simulation and optimization. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester, September 13, 1994: US05347466 (66 worldwide citation)

A system for simulating and optimizing a powerhouse, designed to furnish electrical power to a process plant, incorporates a plurality of units for simulating operation of the individual components of the powerhouse, and for calculating the cost of operation of the system as a whole, including the c ...

Mark A Moore: Drag reduction device for tractor-trailers. Hermann Ivester, August 25, 1987: US04688841 (64 worldwide citation)

A device for reducing air drag on highway vehicles includes a fabric enclosure mounted on the rear end of the vehicle which is self-inflated by a pressure differential between the outer and inner surfaces of the fabric enclosure created by the forward movement of the vehicle. The enclosure includes ...

Reagan Cole: Method and apparatus for particle analysis. University of Akransas, Hermann Ivester Hill Steadman & Simpson, March 22, 1994: US05296910 (39 worldwide citation)

An aerosol spectrometer combines the features of forced motion instruments and optical particle sizers. The motion of suspended particles in multiple force fields is used to obtain density, diameter, electrical charge, magnetic moment and other physical attributes of individual particles. Measuremen ...

Jack T Crawford, Kathleen D Eisenach, M Donald Cave, Joseph H Bates: Repetitive DNA sequence specific for mycobacterium tuberculosis to be used for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester, December 1, 1992: US05168039 (35 worldwide citation)

A novel composition and/or methods for the diagnosis of tuberculosis wherein the composition comprises a repetitive DNA segment that is specific for members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The DNA segment repeats in the chromosome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, and is conserved in ...

William D Brown, Muhammad A Khaliq: Annealing process to stabilize PECVD silicon nitride for application as the gate dielectric in MOS devices. The University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester, October 9, 1990: US04962065 (30 worldwide citation)

A process by which thin films of silicon nitride are deposited on silicon substrates by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition techniques is stabilized by post-deposition rapid thermal annealing at temperatures ranging from about 600.degree. C. to about 700.degree. C. and at times ranging from ab ...

J E Bass deceased, Dwight F Mix executor: Apparatus and/or method for recognizing printed data in an image. The Board of Trustees of The University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, October 8, 1996: US05563955 (24 worldwide citation)

A system for recognizing and locating in an image, printed data of a known spatial characteristic. A digital matched filter is used to identify the presence of the printed data via an auto correlation between the filter coefficients and the printed data. When an auto correlation is identified, appro ...

Carl L Griffis, Michael F Slavik, Phillip V Engler, Yanbin Li: Method for reducing or eliminating microorganisms in substances by electric stimulation. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Hermann Ivester Hill Steadman and Simpson, February 1, 1994: US05282940 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for the reduction or elimination of microbes in liquid or food products whereby the passage of a waveform, such as a DC square-wave, of a specific amplitude, duty cycle and current through the liquid or food product for a specific time period, allows for the elimination of microbes such as ...

Frederick H Roy Sr, Frederick H Roy Jr: Cataract monitoring method and means. Hermann Ivester, February 20, 1990: US04902124 (17 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein an inexpensive hand-held device to allow a person to monitor the development of his cataract and record it. The device comprises a light source, a diffusion substance and a pinhole.

James R Doss: Method and apparatus for heating and ventilating a poultry house. Hermann Ivester Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, June 23, 1992: US05123595 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for growing poultry or other domesitcated fowl in an indoor environment. In particular, it is directed to an apparatus for efficiently heating and ventilating a poultry house and a method for using the same. Central to the apparatus and met ...