Patents Represented by Attorney Quine Intellectual Property Law Group
  • Patent number: 8193123
    Abstract: Methods of producing substrates having selected active chemical regions by employing elements of the substrates in assisting the localization of active chemical groups in desired regions of the substrate. The methods may include optical, chemical and/or mechanical processes for the deposition, removal, activation and/or deactivation of chemical groups in selected regions of the substrate to provide selective active regions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Rank, Jeffery Wegener, Jonas Korlach, Daniel Roitman, Yue Xu, John Lyle, Stephen Turner, Paul Peluso, Geoff Otto, Ron Cicero
  • Patent number: 8192952
    Abstract: The invention relates to orthogonal pairs of tRNAs and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases that can incorporate the coumarin unnatural amino acid L-(7-hydroxycoumarin-4-yl)ethylglycine into proteins produced in eubacterial host cells such as E. coli. The invention provides, for example but not limited to, novel orthogonal synthetases, methods for identifying and making the novel synthetases, methods for producing proteins containing the unnatural amino acid L-(7-hydroxycoumarin-4-yl)ethylglycine and related translation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Jiangyun Wang, Jianming Xie, Peter G. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8183012
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for generating components of protein biosynthetic machinery including orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, and orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases. Methods for identifying orthogonal pairs are also provided. These components can be used to incorporate unnatural amino acids into proteins in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: The Scripps Research Institute, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Lei Wang, John Christopher Anderson, Jason Chin, David R. Liu, Thomas J. Magliery, Eric L. Meggers, Ryan Aaron Mehl, Miro Pastrnak, Steven William Santoro, Zhiwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 8181043
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus systems for remotely controllable power supplies for various network devices in various situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Cyber Switching, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles H. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8173393
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for producing translational components that expand the number of genetically encoded amino acids in eukaryotic cells. The components include orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases and unnatural amino acids. Proteins and methods of producing proteins with unnatural amino acids in eukaryotic cells are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Jason W. Chin, T. Ashton Cropp, J. Christopher Anderson, Peter G. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8173392
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for in vivo incorporation of unnatural amino acids. Also provided are compositions including proteins with unnatural amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: The Scripps Research Institute, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Lei Wang, John Christopher Anderson, Jason W. Chin, David R. Liu, Thomas J. Magliery, Eric L. Meggers, Ryan Aaron Mehl, Miro Pastrnak, Stephen William Santoro, Zhiwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 8173364
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for generating components of protein biosynthetic machinery including orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, and orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases. Methods for identifying orthogonal pairs are also provided. These components can be used to incorporate unnatural amino acids into proteins in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: The Scripps Research Institute, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Lei Wang, John Christopher Anderson, Jason W. Chin, David R. Liu, Thomas J. Magliery, Eric L. Meggers, Ryan Aaron Mehl, Miro Pastrnak, Stephen William Santoro, Zhiwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 8173424
    Abstract: This invention provides novel erbB2-binding internalizing antibodies. The antibodies, designated F5 and C1, specifically bind to c-erbB2 antigen and, upon binding, are readily internalized into the cell bearing the c-erbB2 marker. Chimeric molecules comprising the F5 and/or C1 antibodies attached to one or more effector molecules are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: James D. Marks, Marie Alix Poul
  • Patent number: 8163776
    Abstract: The invention provides for the methods of modulating an immune response in an individual by administration of a thione-forming disulfide (TFD). Immunomodulatory responses include, but are not limited to, increased natural killer cell activity, expansion of NK cell population, decreased B cell population, decreased antibody production, and increased mitogenic potential. Methods of modulating such immune responses and the uses of immunomodulation are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Grassetti family Trust
    Inventors: Davide R. Grassetti, Camillo Moro
  • Patent number: 8164492
    Abstract: An improved method for encoding and decoding data, such as in a base64 system, uses multiple look-up tables to perform the encoding function and to eliminate or reduce bit-shifting and the bit masks in encoding systems through use of pre-populated look-up tables. One example application is converting between media data that is typically quickly viewable on a media device and ASCII or similar data useful in data transfers, such as email. In specific embodiments, a series of pre-fetch encode and decode tables are constructed and indexed to fetch pre-calculated values to, for example, rapidly encode and decode any number of bit representations into any other bit representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Touch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Esbensen
  • Patent number: 8145544
    Abstract: Methods and systems allowing a consumer to use a graphical tool that summarizes, compares and browses multiple offers for products or services over a network or communications medium such as via the Internet. In specific embodiments, potential purchasers can make declarations to buy, which sellers can use to generate improved and customized offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Guilherme N. Leal
  • Patent number: 8139833
    Abstract: A method and/or system for making determinations regarding samples from biologic sources. A computer implemented method and/or system can be used to automate parts of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Boris Fain
  • Patent number: 8129587
    Abstract: The enzymes of the ACC synthase family are used in producing ethylene. Nucleotide and polypeptide sequences of ACC synthases, namely ACS2, ACS6, and ACS7 from Zea mays, are provided. Knockout plant cells having inhibition in expression and/or activity in an ACC synthase such as ACS2, ACS6, or ACS7 and knockout plants displaying a staygreen phenotype, a male sterility phenotype, or an inhibition in ethylene production are also provided, as are seeds obtained from such plants. Methods for modulating staygreen potential in plants, methods for modulating sterility in plants, and methods for inhibiting ethylene production in plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel R. Gallie, Robert Meeley, Todd Young
  • Patent number: 8124860
    Abstract: The enzymes of the ACC synthase family are used in producing ethylene. Nucleotide and polypeptide sequences of ACC synthases, namely ACS2, ACS6, and ACS7 from Zea mays, are provided. Knockout plant cells having inhibition in expression and/or activity in an ACC synthase such as ACS2, ACS6, or ACS7 and knockout plants displaying a staygreen phenotype, a male sterility phenotype, or an inhibition in ethylene production are also provided, as are seeds obtained from such plants. Methods for modulating staygreen potential in plants, methods for modulating sterility in plants, and methods for inhibiting ethylene production in plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel R. Gallie, Robert Meeley, Todd Young
  • Patent number: 8120777
    Abstract: This invention provides an interferometric detection device configured to maintain a temperature of a sensing area to within 20 m° C. of a first target temperature and to maintain a temperature of the medium within 500 m° C. of a second target temperature The device can do so under conditions in which ambient temperature changes from 0.1° C. to 5° C. over 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignees: Molecular Sensing, Inc., Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Scot R. Weinberger, Bruce J. Richardson, Darryl J. Bornhop
  • Patent number: 8114681
    Abstract: Methods are provided for detecting and optionally quantitating multiple analytes, including nucleic acid and/or polypeptide analytes, in particle-based assays that can be highly multiplexed. Compositions, systems, and kits related to the methods are also featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Martin, Quan Ngoc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8114628
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for producing translational components that expand the number of genetically encoded amino acids in eukaryotic cells. The components include orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases and unnatural amino acids. Proteins and methods of producing proteins with unnatural amino acids in eukaryotic cells are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Jason W. Chin, T. Ashton Cropp, J. Christopher Anderson, Peter G. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8114627
    Abstract: The invention relates to orthogonal pairs of tRNAs and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases that can incorporate the unnatural amino acid sulfotyrosine into proteins produced in eubacterial host cells such as E. coli. The invention provides, for example but not limited to, novel orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, polynucleotides encoding the novel synthetase molecules, methods for identifying and making the novel synthetases, methods for producing proteins containing the unnatural amino acid sulfotyrosine and translation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Chang C. Liu, Peter G. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8114652
    Abstract: The invention relates to orthogonal pairs of tRNAs and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases that can incorporate the unnatural amino acid sulfotyrosine into proteins produced in eubacterial host cells such as E. coli. The invention provides, for example but not limited to, novel orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, polynucleotides encoding the novel synthetase molecules, methods for identifying and making the novel synthetases, methods for producing proteins containing the unnatural amino acid sulfotyrosine and translation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Chang C. Liu, Peter G. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8114654
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of producing components of protein biosynthetic machinery that include orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, and orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases, which incorporate redox active amino acids into proteins are provided. Methods for identifying these orthogonal pairs are also provided along with methods of producing proteins with redox active amino acids using these orthogonal pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Lital Alfonta, Peter G. Schultz, Zhiwen Zhang