Patents Examined by Charles F. Warren
  • Patent number: 5062997
    Abstract: An improvement in the process for chlorination and sulfochlorination of liquid or dissolved organic components, wherein the gases are intensively mixed with the liquid organics until substantially no gases remain unmixed, and the mixture is then reacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Franz-Josef Carduck, Willi Wuest, Hubert Harth, Harald Liebs
  • Patent number: 5030760
    Abstract: A compound of the formula: ##STR1## wherein X is a chlorine atom or a bromine atom and R is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl group except isopropyl, which is useful as a herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiki Nagano, Shunichi Hashimoto, Ryo Yoshida, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Katsuzo Kamoshita
  • Patent number: 5026651
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the isolation and nucleic acid sequence of a cDNA recombinant plasmid insert which contains the entire coding sequence for the human transferrin protein. The predicted amino acid sequence of human transferrin is disclosed as well. The cDNA-bearing recombinant plasmid was selected from a human recombinant clone bank constructed in the plasmid pKT218, a derivative of pBR322. Also disclosed are proposed methods and compositions for constructing a recombinant expression vector whereby one may obtain expression of the recombinant human transferrin protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Barbara H. Bowman, Funmei Yang
  • Patent number: 5023179
    Abstract: Detection of a cellular factor from pea and tobacco which binds to a repeated pentameric motif of TGACG present in the -90 to -60 region of the CaMV 35S promoter is disclosed. Also disclosed is a 21 bp promoter element which is capable of imparting root expression capability to a rbcS-3A promoter, normally a green tissue specific promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventors: Eric Lam, Philip N. Benfey, Philip M. Gilmartin, Nam-Hai Chua
  • Patent number: 5023174
    Abstract: A gene of Brucella abortus encoding a novel 31,000 dalton immunogenic protein has been isolated and introduced into synthetic recombinant DNA molecules. A plasmid containing the gene sequence also contains a promoter sequence for expression of the gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: John E. Mayfield, Louisa B. Tabatabai
  • Patent number: 5015762
    Abstract: Aralkylphenylureas of the formula ##STR1## where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are hydrogen, alkoxy or unsubstituted or substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl, or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 together are unsubstituted or substituted alkylene which may or may not be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur, Y is hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, alkoxy or haloalkyl, A is unsubstituted or substituted alkylene, Z is hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl, aryloxy, halogen, a C.sub.4 H.sub.4 chain which is fused to the benzene ring to give a substituted or unsubstituted naphthyl ring, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, thiocyanato, cyano, ##STR2## R' and R" being hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl or unsubstituted or substituted phenyl and n is 1, 2, 3 or 4, and herbicides containing these ureas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Schirmer, Wolfgang Rohr, Bruno Wuerzer
  • Patent number: 5011630
    Abstract: Water dispersible, self-emulsifiable triglyceride compositions are provided. The compositions comprise the reaction product of (a) a triglyceride oil/olefinic acid (or anhydride) addition product and (b) a water soluble monofunctional polyalkylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Gary T. Martino, Martin M. Tessler
  • Patent number: 5008193
    Abstract: Methods for producing ascorbic acid using recombinant means comprising the transfer of genetic material by conjugation, a host cell lacking, entirely or to such an extent as not to be commercially useful, one or more enzymes in the metabolic path converting glucose to 2 keto-L-gulonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anderson, David R. Light, Cara Marks, William H. Rastetter
  • Patent number: 5008442
    Abstract: A compound of the formulaA[(Y-O).sub.x - Y - Z].sub.min which A is the radical of an arylated fatty alcohol, Y are identical or different groups of the formulae--CH.sub.2 --CH.sub.2 -- or --CH.sub.2 --CH(CH.sub.3)--,Z are identical or different radicals of the formulae --OH, --O--CO--CH.dbd.CH--COOM and --O--CO--CH.sub.2 --CH(SO.sub.3 M)--COOM,in whichM is a cation,x is an integer from 1 to 150, andm is a number from 1 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz Uhrig, Klaus Ehl, Reinhold Deubel
  • Patent number: 5008371
    Abstract: A biologically active polypeptide, method of obtaining same and use thereof are disclosed. The polypeptide is obtained through steps of cultivating a cell line established from Sarcophaga peregrina embryo to produce the same in a culture medium, as product of the cell line, isolating and purifying the same. The polypeptide shows an anti-virus activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Natori
  • Patent number: 5004568
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the production of esters by reaction of an allylic ether with carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalytically effective amount of a Group VIII noble metal catalyst and a Group IB metal halide to obtain esters. The Group IB metal halide is present in an amount sufficient to prevent the catalyst from being converted into a Group VIII metal during the reaction. When the reaction is conducted in the presence of a quaternary ammonium salt the ester may be extracted by solvent extraction to minimize catalyst decomposition caused when extractive distillation is used to separate the ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: National Distillers and Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ronnie M. Hanes, Jack Kwiatek
  • Patent number: 5004864
    Abstract: A transferrable maize gene is disclosed which is a dominant mutant allele at the amylose-extender (ae) locus. Maize seeds having this gene produce a high-amylose starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald S. Robertson, Philip S. Stinard
  • Patent number: 5004863
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to achieve genetic transformation of cotton plants and lines. Immature cotton tissues are genetically transformed in vitro, by Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation. The resultant cotton tissues are subjected to a selection agent or agents to screen for transformants. The transformed cultures are then induced to commence somatic embryogenesis. One possible regime for regenerating such somatic embryos into whole cotton plants is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Agracetus
    Inventor: Paul F. Umbeck
  • Patent number: 5002703
    Abstract: Novel benzoic acid or benzoic acid ester derivatives, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof are the present invention. Utility is for the treatment of arthritis, asthma, Raynaud's disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, trigeminal or herpetic neuralgia, inflammatory eye disorders, psoriasis, dental pain, and headaches, particularly vascular headache, such as migraine, cluster, mixed vascular syndromes, as well as nonvascular, tension headaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Rafferty, Graham Johnson
  • Patent number: 5001060
    Abstract: DNA sequence elements which effect anaerobic induction of genes in plants are identified and characterized. These sequence elements, designated anaerobic regulatory elements, confer inducibility by anaerobic conditions on downstress plant-expressible promoters and their associated structural genes. In particular, those sequences associated with anaerobic induction of the maize alcohol dehydrogenase and aldolase genes have been identified. These sequence elements can be employed in combination with appropriately positioned plant-expressible genes to produce chimeric, anaerobically inducible genes. Such constructs are useful for the selective expression of structural genes under anaerobic conditions in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignees: Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc., Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: James. W. Peacock, John C. Walker, Elizabeth Dennis, Elizabeth A. Howard
  • Patent number: 5001055
    Abstract: A process for producing a physiologically active substance by a combined enzymatic method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutomo Imahori, Isao Tomioka, Hiroshi Nakajima, Senji Kitabatake
  • Patent number: 5001263
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for producing ring alkylated aromatic amines where the alkyl substituent is ortho to the amino group by reacting an N-alkylated aromatic amine with a C.sub.2-10 olefin in the presence of a solid phase acidic catalyst, e.g., silica-alumina or a zeolite. High conversion and selectivity is achieved by maintaining a mole ratio of olefin to amine of from about 1-10:1 and an operating pressure of at least 50 psig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Burgoyne, Jr., Dale D. Dixon
  • Patent number: 4997761
    Abstract: Phosphatides are shown to have antiviral activity, where the phosphatides are characterized by having a polyunsaturated fatty acid at the sn2 position. By contacting cells susceptible to or infected with a virus, particularly a retrovirus, the proliferation of the virus is substantially inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Houston Biotechnology Incorporated
    Inventor: Marti Jett-Tilton
  • Patent number: 4997930
    Abstract: Maize cDNA coding for nitrite reductase is cloned, using a spinach nitrite reductase cDNA as a heterologous probe, and is characterized. A method is provided to use the cloned maize nitrite reductase cDNA to determine the number of nitrite reductase genes per maize genome and to study nitrite reductase mRNA regulation in maize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventors: Kristine N. Lahners, Steven J. Rothstein
  • Patent number: RE33772
    Abstract: The invention relates to live deletion mutants of a herpesvirus, especially of Pseudorabies virus. The genomes of the mutants differ from the genomes of the parent strain by the presence of one or more deletions selected from a deletion in the inverted repeats, a deletion in the unique sequence, and a deletion in the thymidine kinase gene.The new deletion mutants are avirulent, do not induce latent infections, are stable and possess good immunogenic properties.The invention also relates to vaccines containing the new mutant strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Centraal Diergeneeskundig Instituut
    Inventors: Antonius J. M. Berns, Arnold L. J. Gielkens