Voice Recognition Peripheral Device

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Methods and apparatus are provided in which a voice recognition peripheral device (VRPD) is in electronic communication with and releasibly attached to a personal digital assistant (PDA). Voice recognition software or hardware is provided on the VRPD to provide voice commands that are transferred to an application that is executed on the PDA, or to […]

Improved Configuration and Process for Shift Conversion

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The inventors discovered that a significant portion of steam in hydrogen production from syngas (and other gases with relatively high CO to H2 ratio) is utilized for temperature control in the shift reactors. Therefore, it is contemplated that the overall steam demand can be significantly lowered by splitting the feed stream in a first and […]

Polycarbosilane Adhesion Promoters for Low Dielectric Constant Polymetric Materials

US06761975

The adhesion of low k poly(arylene ether) dielectric coating compositions is effectively enhanced by a polycarbosilane promoter additive or primer. A coating composition is prepared by (a) providing a poly(arylene ether) composition; and (b) adding to said composition a small effective adhesion promoting amount of certain polycarbosilanes. The adhesion enhanced coating compositions are cured by […]

High Pressure Gas Processing Configurations and Methods

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Contemplated plants comprise an acid gas removal unit (102) that receives a compressed gas from an injection gas compressor (107), wherein acid gas is removed from the compressed gas in the acid gas removal unit (102) at a pressure of about of above pipeline pressure.

Twin Reflux Process and Configurations for Improved Natural Gas Liquids Recovery

US07051553

A two-column NGL recovery plant includes an absorber (110) and a distillation colunm (140) in which the absorber (110) receives two cooled reflux streams, wherein one reflux stream (107) comprises a vapor portion of the NGL and wherein the other reflux stream (146) comprises a lean reflux provided by the overhead (144) of the distillation colunm (140). Contemplat configurations are especially advantageous in a upgrade of an existing […]

Catalysed Acylation of Alkylated Benzene Derivatives

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An ecofriendly process for acylation ofan alkylated benzene derivative has increased selectively towards para position and comprises a step of reacting the alkylated benzene derivative with an acylating agent in the presence of nitrobenzene, dichlorobenze, dimethylsulfolane, and/or benzotrile, and a crystalline alumino silicate catalyst having general formula M2/nO.Al2O3.xSiO2.wH2O, wherein M is an alkali cation, a […]

Process for Preparation of Ring-Substituted 8-Aminoquinoline Analogs as Antimalarial Agents

US06979740

The present invention is concerned with the development of novel 8-aminoquinoline analogs in the treatment and prevention of malaria and the said compound has broad spectrum of activity against the blood as well as tissue stages of the human malaria parasites makes these compounds very attractive in the cure and prevention of malaria caused by […]

Procedures for Obtaining Ribo-C-Nucleosides

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Novel procedures for obtaining ribo-C-nucleosides, including especially 2-ß-D-ribofuranosylthiazole-4-carboxylamide (tiazofirin) and 2-ß-D-ribofuranosylselenazole-4-carboxylamide (sylenazofurin) and synthesis intermediates thereof. The novel procedures involve introducing a cyano group at the 1′ position of a ribose, directly or indirectly converting the cyano group to HN=C–OR1 or thicarboxylamide wherein R1 is a lower alkyl, forming the group which substituted for the cyano group […]

New Polymeric Materials and Methods

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Chimeric polymer compositions and methods are provided in which a plurality of carbohydrate moieties and amino acids form the backbone of a polymer. Most preferably, the polymer includes alternating saccharide and peptide portions to form the chimeric polymer.

Polycarbosilane Adhesion

US06761975 (1)

The adhesion of low k poly(arylene ether) dielectric coating compositions is effectively enhanced by a polycarbosilane promoter additive or primer. A coating composition is prepared by (a) providing a poly(arylene ether) composition; and (b) adding to said composition a small effective adhesion promoting amount of certain polycarbosilanes. The adhesion enhanced coating compositions are cured by […]