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Pedro J Medelius, Tracy L Gibson, Mark E Lewis: Method of fault detection and rerouting. The United States of America Represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, November 26, 2013: US08593153 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting damage in an electrical wire, including delivering at least one test electrical signal to an outer electrically conductive material in a continuous or non-continuous layer covering an electrically insulative material layer that covers an electrically conductive wire ...


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Hugh McTavish: Compounds and methods for treating cancer. IGF Oncology, Hugh McTavish, October 12, 2010: US07811982 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of treating cancer involving administering an insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1 receptor) agonist and an anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent. Also provided are compounds for treating cancer comprising an IGF-1-receptor ligand coupled to an anti-cance ...


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Hugh McTavish, Johannes N Gaston, Douglas J VanOrnum, Brian D Gale, Steven A Beaudry: Tennis backboard. Hugh McTavish, September 13, 2011: US08016700 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a new tennis backboard design. The backboard includes a firm backing layer underlying a soft deadening layer. The rebound of a tennis ball from the backboard is reduced as compared to rebound from a rigid hard-surface backboard. This allows a player to stand fairly close to th ...


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Scott T Jolley, Tracy L Gibson, Martha K Williams, Clyde F Parrish, Steven L Parks: Low-melt poly(amic acids) and polyimides and their uses. The United States of America Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Michelle L Ford, Hugh McTavish, January 7, 2014: US08623253 (2 worldwide citation)

Provided are low-melt polyimides and poly(amic acids) (PAAs) for use in repair of electrical wire insulation, flat or ribbon wire harnesses, and flat surfaces comprised of high-performance polymers such as inflatables or solar panels applications. Also provided are methods and devices for repair of ...


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Alan J Tackett, C David Allis, Sean D Taverna: Methods for assaying acetyl transferase or deacetylase activity. Hugh McTavish, March 2, 2010: US07670795 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods and kits for characterizing the activity of an acetyl transferase or deacetylase. The method involves enzymatically acetylating or deacetylating in vitro a substrate that is a peptide fragment of a full-length polypeptide, and then non-enzymatically acylating the pepti ...


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Martha K Williams, Trent M Smith, James E Fesmire, Erik S Weiser, Jared P Sass: Foam/aerogel composite materials for thermal and acoustic insulation and cryogen storage. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Hugh McTavish, August 24, 2010: US07781492 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention involves composite materials containing a polymer foam and an aerogel. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability, good acoustic insulation, and excellent physical mechanical properties. The composite materials can be used, for instance, for heat and acoustic insu ...


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Martha K Williams, Trent M Smith, James E Fesmire, Erik S Weiser, Jared P Sass: Foam/aerogel composite materials for thermal and acoustic insulation and cryogen storage. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Randall M Heald, Hugh McTavish, July 12, 2011: US07977411 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention involves composite materials containing a polymer foam and an aerogel. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability, good acoustic insulation, and excellent physical mechanical properties. The composite materials can be used, for instance, for heat and acoustic insu ...


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Delman R Hogen, Jeffrey W Lighthart, Hugh McTavish, John D Offerman: Ethanol production from biological wastes. Novus Energy, Hugh McTavish, March 30, 2010: US07687250 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods, apparatuses, and kits for producing ethanol and other alcohols. The methods involve fermenting organic material in a fermentation mixture to a biogas comprising methane; converting at least a portion of the biogas to synthesis gas comprising CO and H2; and contacting ...


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John D Offerman: Efficient use of biogas carbon dioxide in liquid fuel synthesis. Hugh McTavish, June 12, 2012: US08198058

The invention provides methods for producing methanol, higher alcohols (containing 2 or more carbons), in particular ethanol, or diesel fuel from biological wastes such as manure, sewage, and crop wastes, as well as from other organic materials. In the methods, organic material is first fermented by ...


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Timothy O Brien, John Beard, Lowell Underwood: CA125 gene and its use for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Hugh McTavish, February 28, 2012: US08124728

The CA125 gene has been cloned. The CA125 molecule comprises three major domains: an extracellular amino terminal domain; a large multiple repeat domain; and a carboxy terminal domain which includes a transmembrane anchor with a short cytoplasmic domain. Additionally, an amino terminal extension is ...