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[130] > Image [130] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2004-05-may4.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

5. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number: (to be assigned), filed February 9, 2004, titled 'CATALYTIC CLEAVAGE OF PHOSPHATE ESTER BONDS BY BORON CHELATES" Inventor: Dr. David A. Atwood. The present invention provides novel chemical compounds having the general formula L {YXm)n, wherein X is selected from the Group 13 elements, Y is a halide, and L is a chelating ligand containing at least one binding atom contacting the Group 13 element, the atom being selected from the group consisting of C, N, 0, and S, and m and n are integers having a value of at least 1. L may be a Schiff base type ligand, such as a salen ligand. The compositions of the present invention may be bidentate, quadridentate, or greater. The compositions may be used in dealkylation of phosphate esters or ethers. Advantageously, the methods of the present invention may be rendered catalytic. 6. U.S. Patent Application Number: (to be assigned), filed March 4, 2004, titled "SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CHARACTERIZING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY WIRES" Inventors: Dr. R. Ryan Vallance, Dr. Bruce L. Walcott, Dr. James E. Lumpp, Dr. Sumanth Chikkamaranahalli, Dr. Osamah A. Rawashdeh and Dr. Eric Wolsing. The present invention provides instruments and methods for measuring a property of a shape memory alloy. The instrument includes a base plate, a noncontact movable mass, a force gauge, an actuator, a biasing spring, a heater for heating the shape memory alloy, and a non-contact displacement detector. The biasing spring and the shape memory alloy are disposed whereby a force is applied substantially through a center of stiffness of the movable mass. The displacement detector measures a displacement of the movable mass in a colinear direction with a direction of movement of the movable mass and with a direction of the force applied by the biasing spring and the shape memory alloy. The linear motion stage comprises a housing and at least one guide bar, and wherein a calculated axial expansion of the guide bar is substantially equal to a calculated axial expansion of the base plate. 7. U.S. Patent Application Number: (to be assigned), filed March 4, 2004, titled "IN- VITRO CULTIVATION OF WOLBACHIA BACTERIA BY SHELL VIAL TECHNIQUE" Inventors: Dr. Stephen L. Dobson and Dr. Eric J. Marsland. The present invention provides a method for in-vitro cultivating of Wolbachia bacteria from filarial parasites. The method includes the steps of infecting an insect cell line with Wolbachia bacteria from a filarial parasite and providing a cell growth medium for the insect cell line. 8. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number: (to be assigned), filed March 5, 2004, titled "BIOACTIVE PEPTIDE-BASED PROBES" Inventors: Dr. Clair L. Hicks and Dr. Peter Crooks. The present invention provides a method for preparing a site-specific peptide probe, wherein the peptide is specific to a receptor, includes modifying a marker to include a tether