Patents by Inventor Carl A. Adams

Carl A. Adams 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).

  • Publication number: 20200154663
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants TND950 (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, CMS TND950 SRC, CMS Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, and CMS KY171 SRC, and hybrids PD7305 SRC, PD7309 SRC, PD7312 SRC, PD7318 SRC, and PD7319 SRC. The present disclosure also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present disclosure also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Andrew Carl Adams
  • Patent number: 10582680
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants TND950 (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, CMS TND950 SRC, CMS Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, and CMS KY171 SRC, and hybrids PD7305 SRC, PD7309 SRC, PD7312 SRC, PD7318 SRC, and PD7319 SRC. The present disclosure also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present disclosure also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Andrew Carl Adams
  • Publication number: 20190343166
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco Nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Also provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel Nic1 mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or nicotine free while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carl Adams, Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Sreepriya Pramod, Dongmei Xu
  • Publication number: 20190309317
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco Nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Also provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel Nic1 mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or nicotine free while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carl Adams, Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Sreepriya Pramod, Dongmei Xu
  • Patent number: 10405571
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco Nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Also provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel Nic1 mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or nicotine free while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carl Adams, Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Sreepriya Pramod, Dongmei Xu
  • Publication number: 20190246596
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco Nic1b locus and associated genes. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Further provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or alkaloids while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Sreepriya PRAMOD, Marcos Fernando de GODOY LUSSO, Jesse FREDERICK, Andrew Carl ADAMS, Dongmei XU
  • Publication number: 20190216037
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco Nic1b locus and associated genes (e.g., a group of ERF genes). Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Further provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or alkaloids while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Sreepriya PRAMOD, Marcos Fernando de GODOY LUSSO, Jesse FREDERICK, Andrew Carl ADAMS, Dongmei XU
  • Publication number: 20190161536
    Abstract: This invention is in the area of improved anti-aP2 antibodies and antigen binding agents, and compositions thereof, which target the lipid chaperone aP2/FABP4 (referred to as “aP2”) for use in treating disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and/or cancer, among others. In one aspect, improved treatments for aP2 mediated disorders are disclosed in which serum aP2 is targeted and the biological activity of aP2 is neutralized or modulated using low-binding affinity aP2 monoclonal antibodies, providing lower fasting blood glucose levels, improved systemic glucose metabolism, increased systemic insulin sensitivity, reduced fat mass, reduced liver steatosis, reduced cardiovascular disease and/or a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: President and Fellows of Harvard College, UCB Biopharma SPRL
    Inventors: Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, Mehmet F. Burak, Feyza Engin, Scott B. Widenmaier, Elisabeth Helen Roberts, Adrian Richard Moore, Carl Brendan Doyle, Ralph Adams, Karine Jeannine Madeleine Hervé, Shauna Mhairi Wales, Kerry Louise Tyson
  • Patent number: 10059032
    Abstract: A reinforcing element and a method of forming the reinforcing element are generally described. The reinforcing element may be used in reinforcing a cementitious material and may comprise a settable material and a tension-resistant material that extends for a length of the element. To form the reinforcing element the settable material and tension-resistant material may be disposed together such that the settable and tension-resistant materials generally take the form of the reinforcing element. The settable material may then be cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Patent number: 10040007
    Abstract: Filtration systems and methods for removing a filter residue from a filter employed in filtering a liquid (for example, grey water). The filtration system may include a vessel having an inlet through which a liquid can be introduced during use and an outlet through which filtered clean liquid can exit. A filter configured to filter the liquid is disposed within the vessel between the inlet and the outlet. The filtration system may further include at least one transducer disposed on or adjacent to the filter. The at least one transducer may be configured to generate one or more pressure waves effective to dislodge at least some residue materials collected on an upstream side of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Publication number: 20180125026
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants TND950 (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, CMS TND950 SRC, CMS Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, and CMS KY171 SRC, and hybrids PD7305 SRC, PD7309 SRC, PD7312 SRC, PD7318 SRC, and PD7319 SRC. The present disclosure also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present disclosure also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Andrew Carl Adams
  • Patent number: 9955974
    Abstract: A device for treating a diverticulum includes a containment device and a bushing. The containment device includes an elongate conduit. The bushing is in the conduit of the containment device. The bushing includes a heat-shrink material. The bushing has a first tubular shape including a first open end and a second open end. At least a portion of the diverticulum in an inverted state is positionable into the first open end. The bushing is configured to transform from the first tubular shape toward a second shape upon heating the heat-shrink material. The second shape includes at least a portion of the bushing radially inward relative to the first tubular shape. The bushing in the second shape is configured to hold the diverticulum in a radially compressed inverted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Publication number: 20180029787
    Abstract: A package for compartmentalized preservation of harvested fruit or vegetables and methods are disclosed. The package may include a first flexible polymer film, comprising integral molded or vacuum formed cups configured to hold a fruit or vegetable, wherein the integral molded or vacuum formed cups can be collapsed into a plane of the first polymer film or extended from the first polymer film; and a second flexible polymer film configured to overlay the first polymer film. In some embodiments, the cups containing the fruit or vegetable may be inflated and sealed to form protective bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Patent number: 9809377
    Abstract: A package for compartmentalized preservation of harvested fruit or vegetables and methods are disclosed. The package may include a first flexible polymer film, comprising integral molded or vacuum formed cups configured to hold a fruit or vegetable, wherein the integral molded or vacuum formed cups can be collapsed into a plane of the first polymer film or extended from the first polymer film; and a second flexible polymer film configured to overlay the first polymer film. In some embodiments, the cups containing the fruit or vegetable may be inflated and sealed to form protective bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Patent number: 9732292
    Abstract: Technologies are presented for reducing corrosion M supercritical water gasification through seeded sacrificial metal particles. The metal panicles may be seeded into one or more material input streams through high pressure injection. Once distributed in the SCWG reactor, the metal particles may corrode preferentially to the metal SCWG reactor walls and convert into metal oxides that precipitate out above the supercritical point of water. The precipitated metal oxides may then be collected downstream of the SCWG reactor to be reprocessed back into seed metal at a smelter. The seeded metal particles may complete a process material cycle with limited net additional waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Publication number: 20170107048
    Abstract: A package for compartmentalized preservation of harvested fruit or vegetables and methods are disclosed. The package may include a first flexible polymer film, comprising integral molded or vacuum formed cups configured to hold a fruit or vegetable, wherein the integral molded or vacuum formed cups can be collapsed into a plane of the first polymer film or extended from the first polymer film; and a second flexible polymer film configured to overlay the first polymer film. In some embodiments, the cups containing the fruit or vegetable may be inflated and sealed to form protective bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Publication number: 20160374387
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco Nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Also provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel Nic1 mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or nicotine free while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carl ADAMS, Marcos Fernando de GODOY LUSSO, Sreepriya PRAMOD, Dongmei XU
  • Patent number: 9489499
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stateless system management are described. Examples include a method wherein a user sends the management system a request to act upon a managed system. The management system determines whether the user is authorized for the requested action. Upon authorization, the management system looks up an automation principal, which is a security principal native to the managed system. The management system retrieves connecting credentials for the automation principal, and connects to the managed system using the retrieved credentials. Once the managed system is connected, the management system performs the requested action on the managed system, and sends the result back to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BLADELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Denis Knjazihhin, Paul A. Reilly, Chet Birger, David A. Solin, Carl Adams
  • Patent number: D857692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Samuel Conlee, IV, Ivan A. McCracken, Jeremy Adam Selan, Quentin Smith, Dustin Michael Horn, Clement Gallois
  • Patent number: D885384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Samuel Conlee, IV, Ivan A. McCracken, Jeremy Adam Selan, Quentin Smith, Dustin Michael Horn, Clement Gallois