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Cortright Randy D, Dumesic James A: Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Cortright Randy D, Dumesic James A, LEONE Joseph T, October 4, 2007: WO/2007/112314 (15 worldwide citation)

A low-temperature catalytic process for converting biomass (preferably glycerol recovered from the fabrication of bio-diesel) to synthesis gas (i.e., H2/CO gas mixture) in an endothermic gasification reaction is described. The synthesis gas is used in exothermic carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, ...


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Dumesic James A, Roman Leshkov Yuriy, Chheda Juben N: Catalytic process for producing furan derivatives from carbohydrates in a biphasic reactor. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Dumesic James A, Roman Leshkov Yuriy, Chheda Juben N, LEONE Joseph T, December 21, 2007: WO/2007/146636 (13 worldwide citation)

Described is a catalytic process for converting sugars to furan derivatives (e.g. 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, furfural, dimethylfuran, etc.) using a biphasic reactor containing a reactive aqueous phase and an organic extracting phase. The process provides a cost-effective route for producing di-substit ...


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Etzel Mark R: Adsorptive membranes for trapping viruses. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Etzel Mark R, LEONE Joseph T, January 17, 2008: WO/2008/008872 (12 worldwide citation)

A disposable, virus-trapping membrane, and a corresponding method to remove viruses from solution are described. The membrane includes a disposable, micro-porous filter membrane and a ligand immobilized on the membrane. The ligand irreversibly and selectively binds viruses. The ligand also has a pKa ...


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Dumesis James A, Huber George W, Chheda Juben N, Barrett Christopher J: Stable, aqueous-phase, basic catalysts and reactions catalyzed thereby. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Dumesis James A, Huber George W, Chheda Juben N, Barrett Christopher J, LEONE Joseph T, September 13, 2007: WO/2007/103858 (8 worldwide citation)

A catalytic process for converting biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid alkanes, alkenes, and/or ethers is described. The process uses combinations of self- and crossed-aldol condensation reactions, dehydration reactions, and hydrogenation reactions, over specified metal-containing catalysts, to ...


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Hopton Robert M: Method to facilitate confidential network sales. Hopton Robert M, LEONE Joseph T, August 14, 2008: WO/2008/098163 (3 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for facilitating anonymous access to a website. The method includes the steps of transmitting from a buyer to a transaction service provider a request to process a credit, debit, or check card transaction of the buyer's in payment for access to a website. The buyer's request is ...


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Gellman Samuel H, Hayen Ahlke, Schmitt Margaret A, Ngassa Felix N: Heterogeneous foldamers containing &agr;, &bgr;, and/or ϝ-amino acids. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, LEONE Joseph T, March 4, 2004: WO/2004/018644 (2 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are isolated, unnatural polypeptides containing cyclically-constrained &bgr;-amino acid residues and cyclically-constrained ϝ-amino acid residues. The compounds are unnatural and because they contain rotationally constrained residues that are not amenable to enzymatic degradation, t ...


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Riss Terry L, Moravec Richard A: Cytotoxicity assay. Promega Corporation, LEONE Joseph T, October 30, 2003: WO/2003/089635 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a method and a corresponding kit for determining the cytotoxicity of a test agent. The method includes the steps of adding a pre-determined amount of the test agent to a vessel containing living cells in culture medium. The cells are then incubated for a pre-determined amount of time. ...


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Huang Fen, Andrews Christine, Schultz John: Method of inactivating ribonucleases at high temperature. Promega Corporation, Huang Fen, Andrews Christine, Schultz John, LEONE Joseph T, November 4, 2004: WO/2004/094674 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for protecting RNA from Rnase degradation and for inactivating Rnases in solution are disclosed. The invention includes methods for protecting RNA during storage, for performing quantitative PCR reactions, or for preparing cDNA. The method includes using a combination of an Rnase inhibitor i ...


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DUMESIC JAMES A: Catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid hydrocarbon fuels by progressive removal of oxygen to facilitate separation processes and achieve high selectivities. WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Leone Joseph T, December 29, 2010: WO/2010/151343 (1 worldwide citation)

Described is a method to make liquid chemicals, such as functional intermediates, solvents, and liquid fuels from biomass-derived cellulose. The method is cascading; the product stream from an upstream reaction can be used as the feedstock in the next downstream reaction. The method includes the ste ...


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Cortright Randy D, Dumesic James A: Low-temperature hydrocarbon production from oxygenated hydrocarbons. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, LEONE Joseph T, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/039918 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of producing hydrocarbons from oxygenated hydrocarbon reactants, such as glycerol, glucose, or sorbitol. The method can take place in the vapor phase or in the condensed liquid phase (preferably in the condensed liquid phase). The method includes the steps of reacting water and ...



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