Patents by Inventor Brian A. Fox

Brian A. Fox has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9663566
    Abstract: Disclosed are soluble hybrid Fc? receptor (Fc?R) polypeptide compositions and related methods of using such polypeptides to treat IgG-mediated and immune complex-mediated inflammation. Also disclosed are related compositions and methods for producing the soluble hybrid Fc?R polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W Birks, Brian A Fox, Mark W Rixon, Jeff L Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20170147338
    Abstract: A computer system, method, or computer-readable medium controls a potentially unacceptable software component intended for a software repository. A pre-defined application or repository policy associated with the repository or application pre-defines risks and, for each of the risks, an action to take for the risk. The action can be a pass action or a does-not-pass action, which are pre-defined programmatic steps also defined in the policy. When the component is not new to the repository or the application, the component is passed through for the usual handling. When the component is new, risks are determined that match the software component; for risks which match, the actions are taken as defined in the pre-defined policy. The pass action can include adding the software component to the software repository. The does-not-pass action is followed for a component that does not pass as a potentially unacceptable software component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne JACKSON, Michael HANSEN, Brian FOX, Jaime WHITEHOUSE, Jason DILLON
  • Patent number: 9128153
    Abstract: A method for testing a set of circuitry in an integrated circuit (IC) is described. The IC includes multiple configurable circuits for configurably performing multiple operations. The method configures the IC to operate in a user mode with a set of test paths that satisfies a set of evaluation criteria. Each test path includes a controllable storage element for controllably storing a signal that the storage element receives. The method operates the IC in user mode. The method reads the values stored in the storage elements to determine whether the set of circuitry is operating within specified performance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20150175702
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified B7 family member, zB7H6, which functions as a counter-receptor for the NK cell triggering receptor, NKp30. Methods and compositions for modulating NKp30-mediated NK cell activity based on the interaction of zB7H6 with NKp30, as well as related screening methods, are also disclosed. Further disclosed are anti-zB7H6 antibodies as well as antibody-drug conjugates comprising an anti-zB7H6 antibody conjugated to a therapeutic agent, including methods for using such antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates to exert therapeutic effects against zB7H6-expressing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Cameron S. BRANDT, Jacob J. Kennedy, Wenfeng Xu, Eugene C. YI, Brian A. Fox, Zeren Gao, Pallavur V. Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 8969518
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified B7 family member, zB7H6, which functions as a counter-receptor for the NK cell triggering receptor, NKp30. Methods and compositions for modulating NKp30-mediated NK cell activity based on the interaction of zB7H6 with NKp30, as well as related screening methods, are also disclosed. Further disclosed are anti-zB7H6 antibodies as well as antibody-drug conjugates comprising an anti-zB7H6 antibody conjugated to a therapeutic agent, including methods for using such antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates to exert therapeutic effects against zB7H6-expressing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zymogenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron S. Brandt, Jacob J. Kennedy, Wenfeng Xu, Eugene C. Yi, Brian A. Fox, Zeren Gao, Pallavur V. Sivakumar
  • Publication number: 20150058687
    Abstract: A method for testing a set of circuitry in an integrated circuit (IC) is described. The IC includes multiple configurable circuits for configurably performing multiple operations. The method configures the IC to operate in a user mode with a set of test paths that satisfies a set of evaluation criteria. Each test path includes a controllable storage element for controllably storing a signal that the storage element receives. The method operates the IC in user mode. The method reads the values stored in the storage elements to determine whether the set of circuitry is operating within specified performance limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Fox
  • Patent number: 8847622
    Abstract: A method for testing a set of circuitry in an integrated circuit (IC) is described. The IC includes multiple configurable circuits for configurably performing multiple operations. The method configures the IC to operate in a user mode with a set of test paths that satisfies a set of evaluation criteria. Each test path includes a controllable storage element for controllably storing a signal that the storage element receives. The method operates the IC in user mode. The method reads the values stored in the storage elements to determine whether the set of circuitry is operating within specified performance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tabula, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20140122306
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for obtaining verified financial statements associated with a client. An accountant provides or approves financial statements associated with a client to a confirmation system via a communications network. The client provides permissions for the financial statements to the confirmation system via the communications network and identifies at least one lending institution. The confirmation system queries the database of licensed certified public accountants to determine whether the accountant is currently licensed as a certified public accountant. The confirmation system provides the financial statements to the lending institution or financial statement user upon determining that the accountant is a certified public accountant and confirming the financial information in the financial statements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20140107034
    Abstract: Disclosed are soluble hybrid Fc? receptor (Fc?R) polypeptide compositions and related methods of using such polypeptides to treat IgG-mediated and immune complex-mediated inflammation. Also disclosed are related compositions and methods for producing the soluble hybrid Fc?R polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. BIRKS, Brian A. Fox, Mark W. Rixon, Jeff L. Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 8658766
    Abstract: Disclosed are soluble hybrid Fc? receptor (Fc?R) polypeptide compositions and related methods of using such polypeptides to treat IgG-mediated and immune complex-mediated inflammation. Also disclosed are related compositions and methods for producing the soluble hybrid Fc?R polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. Birks, Brian A. Fox, Mark W. Rixon, Jeff L. Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 8543475
    Abstract: Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the factoring process involving a business client, one or more factors, and a third-party (i.e., a debtor doing business with the business client) providing confirmations for the accounts receivables upon the client's request. The client requests confirmation of accounts receivables from a confirmation system, the confirmation system queries the debtor(s) for confirmation of their accounts payable to the client, and the confirmation system provides completed accounts receivables to one or more factors designated by the client (i.e., initially provided to the confirmation system with the accounts receivable data that initiates the confirmation process).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Capital Confirmation, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Patent number: 8510185
    Abstract: Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the audit process involving a business client, an auditor, and a third-party providing confirmations for the client upon the auditor's request. An auditor receives an audit number, electronically captured signature, or physical signature from the audited client as evidence of authorization for requesting confirmation from a third-party, such as a bank or related business entity. The confirmation request submitted by the auditor will be stored in a network-based computer system (i.e., confirmation system) and transmitted to the relevant third-party. The third-party responder then provides necessary confirmation response data or the confirmation system retrieves the response data from a computer of the responder using credentials of the client. The involved third-party can be a bank or financial institution, another entity in business relationship with the client, or any other entity that has access to the requested data associated with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Capital Confirmation, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Patent number: 8484105
    Abstract: A system and method facilitates the audit process involving a business client, an auditor, and a third-party by providing confirmations for the client upon the auditor's request. An auditor or requestor receives an audit number from the audited client as evidence of authorization for requesting confirmation from a third-party, such as a legal professional. The confirmation request submitted by the requestor will be stored in a network-based computer confirmation system and transmitted to the relevant third-party responder. The third-party then provides necessary confirmation data (i.e., response data) to the confirmation system which forwards a completed confirmation to the auditor. The involved third-party can be a bank or financial institution, another entity in business relationship with the client, or any other entity that has access to the requested data associated with the client, such as a legal professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Capital Confirmation, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20130171130
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: DONALD C. FOSTER, WENFENG XU, KAREN L. MADDEN, JAMES D. KELLY, CINDY A. SPRECHER, CAMERON S. BRANDT, MARK W. RIXON, SCOTT R. PRESNELL, BRIAN A. FOX
  • Patent number: 8442880
    Abstract: Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the audit process involving a business client, an auditor, and a third-party providing confirmations for the client upon the auditor's request. More specifically, an auditor receives an audit number from the audited client as evidence of authorization for requesting confirmation from a third-party, such as a bank or related business entity. The confirmation request submitted by the auditor will be stored in a network-based computer system and transmitted to the relevant third-party. The third-party then provides necessary confirmation data in response to the request and has the confirmation data transferred to the auditor through the computer system over the Internet. The involved third-party can be a bank or financial institution, another entity in business relationship with the client, or any other entity that ahs access to the requested data associated with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Capital Confirmation, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Patent number: 8389780
    Abstract: The invention is directed to polyalphaolefins (PAOs) and processes for forming PAOs. In one embodiment, the invention is to a process for forming a PAO comprising polymerizing C8-C12 ?-olefin monomers in the presence of hydrogen, a C8-C12 saturated hydrocarbon, e.g., a C8-C12 saturated straight-chain hydrocarbon, and a catalyst system in a reaction vessel, wherein the C8-C12 saturated straight-chain hydrocarbon has about the same number of carbon atoms as the C8-C12 ?-olefin monomers. The C8-C12 saturated straight-chain hydrocarbon optionally is derived from a crude PAO product formed by the process of the invention. The invention is also directed to reaction systems for performing the processes of the invention, to processes for controlling PAO viscosity based on residence time, and to the removal of spent catalyst using a solid adsorbent particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Chemtura Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Knowles, Jesus R. Fabian, Vilan Kosover, Susan Ferrarotti, E. Brian Fox, Frank DeBlase
  • Publication number: 20120330797
    Abstract: A system and method facilitates the audit process involving a business client, an auditor, and a third-party by providing confirmations for the client upon the auditor's request. An auditor or requestor receives an audit number from the audited client as evidence of authorization for requesting confirmation from a third-party, such as a legal professional. The confirmation request submitted by the requestor will be stored in a network-based computer confirmation system and transmitted to the relevant third-party responder. The third-party then provides necessary confirmation data (i.e., response data) to the confirmation system which forwards a completed confirmation to the auditor. The involved third-party can be a bank or financial institution, another entity in business relationship with the client, or any other entity that has access to the requested data associated with the client, such as a legal professional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20120330798
    Abstract: Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the audit process involving a business client, an auditor, and a third-party providing confirmations for the client upon the auditor's request. An auditor receives an audit number, electronically captured signature, or physical signature from the audited client as evidence of authorization for requesting confirmation from a third-party, such as a bank or related business entity. The confirmation request submitted by the auditor will be stored in a network-based computer system (i.e., confirmation system) and transmitted to the relevant third-party. The third-party responder then provides necessary confirmation response data or the confirmation system retrieves the response data from a computer of the responder using credentials of the client. The involved third-party can be a bank or financial institution, another entity in business relationship with the client, or any other entity that has access to the requested data associated with the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20120330799
    Abstract: Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the factoring process involving a business client, one or more factors, and a third-party (i.e., a debtor doing business with the business client) providing confirmations for the accounts receivables upon the client's request. The client requests confirmation of accounts receivables from a confirmation system, the confirmation system queries the debtor(s) for confirmation of their accounts payable to the client, and the confirmation system provides completed accounts receivables to one or more factors designated by the client (i.e., initially provided to the confirmation system with the accounts receivable data that initiates the confirmation process).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Brian Fox
  • Patent number: D788543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Michael McCann, Brian Fox