Patents by Inventor Brian Fox

Brian 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: 10883089
    Abstract: The invention relates to feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes. The enzymes and/or the nucleic acids enable incorporation of monolignol ferulates into the lignin of plants. The monolignol ferulates include, for example, p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and/or sinapyl ferulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: John Ralph, Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10883090
    Abstract: The invention is directed to p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase RNA; expression cassettes, plant cells, and plants that have or encode such nucleic acids and enzymes; and methods of making and using such nucleic acids, enzymes, expression cassettes, cells, and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: John Ralph, Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10870860
    Abstract: A nuclear maize gene is mutated to result in dominant male sterility. Two mutants are provided which impact signal peptide processing. Restoration constructs and methods are provided for use of the dominant male-sterile mutants in producing hybrid seed for male-sterile hybrid plants. Other signal-peptide modifications are provided. Orthologs of the wild type or mutated gene in various species are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Tim Fox, April L Leonard, Bailin Li, Brian R Loveland, Mary Trimnell
  • Publication number: 20200367715
    Abstract: An autonomous cleaning robot includes a drive system to maneuver the autonomous cleaning robot across a floor surface; a cleaning assembly for cleaning the floor surface; and a sensor system disposed at a forward portion of the autonomous cleaning robot. The sensor system includes a movable element having (i) a first configuration in which the movable element extends beyond a bottom surface of the autonomous cleaning robot by a first amount, and (ii) a second configuration in which the movable element extends beyond the bottom surface of the autonomous cleaning robot by a second amount less than the first amount; a spring mechanically coupled to the movable element, the spring being biased to hold the movable element in the first configuration; and a sensor assembly configured to generate a signal based on the configuration of the movable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brian W. Doughty, Isaac Fowler, Timothy James Haughton, Levi Fox
  • Patent number: 10829745
    Abstract: Enzymes for depolymerizing lignin. The enzymes include dehydrogenases, ?-etherases, and glutathione lyases. The dehydrogenases can comprise one or more or LigD, LigO, LigN, and LigL. The ?-etherases can comprise one or more of LigE, LigF, LigP, and BaeA. The glutathione lyases can comprise any one or more of LigG and a number of non-stereospecific, optionally recombinant glutathione lyases derived from Sphingobium sp. SYK-6, Novosphingobium aromaticivorans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus sanguinis, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and other microorganisms. The enzymes can be combined in compositions and/or used in methods of processing lignin or other aromatic compounds in vitro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Timothy James Donohue, Daniel Leo Gall, Wayne S. Kontur, Hoon Kim, John Ralph, Daniel R. Noguera, Brian Fox, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10820630
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device configured to wirelessly heat an atomizer. The aerosol delivery device may include a control body and a cartridge. The control body may include an induction transmitter. The cartridge may include an induction receiver and an aerosol precursor composition. When electrical current is directed to the induction transmitter, the induction receiver may be inductively heated. The heat produced by the induction receiver may form an aerosol from the aerosol precursor composition at the substrate. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Stephen Benson Sears, Carolyn Rierson Carpenter, Melissa Ann Clark, Shierina A. Fareed, Denise Fox, Tao Jin, Percy D. Phillips, Alfred Charles Bless, Karen V. Taluskie, Brian Keith Nordskog, David T. Szabo, Josef Strasser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10824866
    Abstract: An electronic device, computer-readable medium, and method executed by the electronic device including the steps of activating at least one camera of the electronic device, receiving one or more images of an object comprising at least one graphic printed thereon or embedded therein via the at least one camera, recognizing the at least one graphic within at least one image in the one or more images, determining a pre-programmed output in one or more pre-programmed outputs based at least in part on the recognized at least one graphic, and transmitting the pre-programmed output via one or more of at least one speaker of the electronic device or the at least one display of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Marketing Store Worldwife, LP
    Inventors: Thomas Brosseau, Brian Fox
  • Publication number: 20200317691
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to compounds and compositions, and their use as kinase inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Denali Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Estrada, Jianwen A. Feng, Brian Fox, Colin Phillip Leslie, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Alfonso Pozzan, Zachary K. Sweeney, Javier de Vicente Fidalgo
  • Patent number: 10736747
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a bone for receiving a prosthesis comprises a template that can secure to the bone, a revision alignment member for coupling to the template, an offset alignment bushing receivable by the template such that an intramedullary member seated in the first bone can extend through a passage defined by the offset alignment bushing, a first bone cutting bushing receivable by the template after removal of the offset alignment bushing and positioned to cut the bone, a second bone cutting bushing receivable by the template after removal of the offset alignment bushing and removal of the bone cutting bushing, said second bone cutting bushing having a rotational orientation corresponding to a rotational orientation of the offset alignment bushing such that the second bone cutting bushing is a guide for cutting the bone in preparation of the bone to receive the prosthesis with an offset adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. May, Duke A. Fox
  • Patent number: 10709692
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to methods and compositions for preventing or arresting cell death and/or inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Denali Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Giorgio Bonanomi, Anthony A. Estrada, Jianwen A. Feng, Brian Fox, Colin Philip Leslie, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Carmela Napolitano, Alfonso Pozzan, Anantha Sudhakar, Zachary K. Sweeney, Federica Tonelli, Javier de Vicente Fidalgo
  • Patent number: 10639729
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw for cutting the window blind. A clamp assembly moves the window covering relative to the saw. A controller moves the clamp assembly to automatically position an end of the window covering relative to the saw. The saw is moved into engagement with the window covering to cut the window covering. A dust collection system comprises a shroud substantially surrounds the bottom of the saw blade where the shroud is connected to a vortex dust collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jason Begin, Clifford Birch, Ryan Bishop, Paul Christopher Brown, Thomas A. Caputo, Neil L. Casstevens, Timothy D. Cluett, Patrick E. Foley, Mark A. Fox, Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, Grant Rorie Phillips, William Norris Scott, Martin Richard Van Buren, Neil John Varlamoff, Larry Todd Windham
  • Publication number: 20200131245
    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: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Carl W. BIRKS, Brian A.. FOX, Mark W. RIXON, Jeff L. ELLSWORTH
  • Patent number: 10626243
    Abstract: A polyethylene nanocomposite composition comprising: (i) base polyethylene resin of medium density polyethylene or high density polyethylene resin having a melt flow index in the range of from 0.10 to 1.4 g/10 min at 190° C. and 5 kg as measured according to ISO 1133, high load melt flow index of from 4 to 20 g/10 min at 190° C. and 21.6 kg as measured according to ISO 1133 and a density in the range of from about 0.930 to about 0.970 g/cm3 at 23° C. as measured according to ASTM D792; and (ii) planar carbon nanoparticles having a BET (from Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) theory) surface area of at least 50 m2/g, in an amount of from 0.1% to 20% by weight based on the weight of the polyethylene nanocomposite composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QENOS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Philip Adetunji, Minoo Naebe, Brian Egan, Predrag Micic, Bronwyn Fox
  • Patent number: 10604535
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to compounds and compositions, and their use as kinase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Denali Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Estrada, Jianwen A. Feng, Brian Fox, Colin Philip Leslie, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Alfonso Pozzan, Zachary K. Sweeney, Javier de Vicente Fidalgo
  • Publication number: 20200087319
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to compounds and compositions, intermediates, processes for their preparation, and their use as kinase inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Denali Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Javier De Vicente Fidalgo, Anthony A. Estrada, Jianwen A. Feng, Brian Fox, Cinzia Maria Francini, Christopher R.H. Hale, Cheng Hu, Colin Philip Leslie, Maksim Osipov, Elena Serra, Zachary K. Sweeney, Arun Thottumkara
  • Publication number: 20200079784
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to methods and compositions for preventing or arresting cell death and/or inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Denali Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Giorgio Bonanomi, Anthony A. Estrada, Jianwen A. Feng, Brian Fox, Cinzia Maria Francini, Cheng Hu, Colin Philip Leslie, Maksim Osipov, Anantha Sudhakar, Zachary K. Sweeney, Javier De Vicente Fidalgo
  • Patent number: 10570187
    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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. Birks, Brian A. Fox, Mark W. Rixon, Jeff L. Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10540176
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sonatype, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Jackson, Michael Hansen, Brian Fox, Jaime Whitehouse, Jason Dillon
  • Publication number: 20200009341
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. The surgical instrument system may include one or more capacitive sensors near a tip of a needle and electrical circuitry to monitor the capacitance of the capacitive sensors. The capacitance of the capacitive sensors may change as the needle is inserted into different tissue of lumens of the patient's body, allowing for the position of the needle to be determined based on analysis of the capacitance of the capacitive sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Blom, Zhen Huang, Larry Douglas O'Cull, Dart A. Fox, Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10494138
    Abstract: A container for an article includes a series of walls including a top wall that cooperate to define an interior of the container. A brace assembly is positioned toward an upper end defined by the interior of the container, and includes a brace member that is positioned below the top wall of the container and that defines opposite ends, each of which is located adjacent one of a pair of opposite sidewalls of the container. The brace assembly includes a carrier, which may be formed of a series of corrugated panels, and the brace member may be secured to a hinged brace member mounting panel such that the brace member is suspended above an upper surface of an article within the container interior and below the top wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Velliquette, Andrew Capogrosso, Brian Fox