Patents by Inventor Charles Abrams

Charles Abrams 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: 20200129609
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which Lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 10507237
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Pirbright Institute
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 10344902
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system having a safety system with a breakaway component. Breakaway component further comprising an internal tube that also has breakaway capacity to prevent leaks before breakaway. Also a break away system have a turbulence coil within the break away portion of the conduit to enhance the protection provided by the safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20180180212
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system having a safety system with a breakaway component. Breakaway component further comprising an internal tube that also has breakaway capacity to prevent leaks before breakaway. Also a break away system have a turbulence coil within the break away portion of the conduit to enhance the protection provided by the safety system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20170136114
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Anna-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 8656940
    Abstract: A housing at each end of a conduit defines a valve seat. A connector is connected to a valve body in each housing and holds the bodies away from the seats until the conduit fails, after which each body moves into contact with the corresponding seat. A compression zone between each body and the corresponding seat is sufficiently large to reduce heat generated thereat from adiabatic compression of the fluid flowing therethrough. In a variation, two heat-dissipating ribs are externally positioned on each housing adjacent the compression zone. In another variation, the connector is a generally helical spring within the conduit and sized to be in contact with an interior wall of the conduit so that the spring provides structural strength thereto. In another variation, a third housing is employed as a one-way check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110214749
    Abstract: A housing at each end of a conduit defines a valve seat. A connector is connected to a valve body in each housing and holds the bodies away from the seats until the conduit fails, after which each body moves into contact with the corresponding seat. A compression zone between each body and the corresponding seat is sufficiently large to reduce heat generated thereat from adiabatic compression of the fluid flowing therethrough. In a variation, two heat-dissipating ribs are externally positioned on each housing adjacent the compression zone. In another variation, the connector is a generally helical spring within the conduit and sized to be in contact with an interior wall of the conduit so that the spring provides structural strength thereto. In another variation, a third housing is employed as a one-way check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110214750
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is disclosed a flexible fluid conduit having a breakaway coupling at one or both ends and a safety system that includes a spring in compression which applies thrust (a pull) to flapper valves at both ends of the flexible fluid conduit through relatively stiff bendable spring rods which push the valves open as long as the flexible hose is intact. Upon a hose failure such as a drive away, a coupling separation, a hose separation, or a longitudinal tear, the spring looses its compression and the pull applied to the valves by the spring in compression changes to a pull which immediately pulls the valves to close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110215564
    Abstract: There is disclosed a three bolt breakaway coupling adapted to be connected to either one or both ends of a flexible fluid conduit having a housing at each end that may include a valve. The breakaway coupling has two generally triangular shaped flanges where each flange has a central opening surrounded by a sealing member such as an 0 ring and an opening located at each corner of each triangular shaped flange for receiving a shear bolt. At least two of the three shear bolts which couple the two triangular flanges together will break when a specified pull at any angle is applied to the three bolt breakaway coupling. The first and second housings may contain valves for controlling the flow of a fluid through the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110033254
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing manufacturing operations using position sensing for robotic arms that efficiently and accurately finds the location of a workpiece or features on a workpiece, with minimal need for adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: KMT ROBOTIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles A. Abrams
  • Publication number: 20100332016
    Abstract: A system and method for trimming flash from the body of a workpiece. The system uses a laser system and a vision system to determine quickly a cut line for removing flash from the workpiece. The method includes the steps of projecting a line of light onto the workpiece that crosses the flash and the body and determining the profile of the line in an image obtained by a vision system. The system and method are capable of dynamically trimming while determining where to cut the flash from the body of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Charles A. Abrams, Jerry Kuhn, Mark W. Handelsman
  • Patent number: 7360330
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, front-loading display frame includes a front frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, a rear frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, at least one hinge for pivotally joining the first lateral side section of the front member to the first side section of the rear frame member to permit pivotal movement between an open position, in which the second side sections of the front and rear frame members may be pivoted apart from one another, and a closed position, in which the second side sections are disposed closely adjacent to one another. A lock is mounted on one of the second side sections of one of the front and rear frame members, and at least one latch plate is engageable with the lock. The latch plate is mounted on the other of the second side sections of the other of the front and rear frame members for cooperative engagement with the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Abrams
  • Publication number: 20060156605
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, front-loading display frame includes a front frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, a rear frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, at least one hinge for pivotally joining the first lateral side section of the front member to the first side section of the rear frame member to permit pivotal movement between an open position, in which the second side sections of the front and rear frame members may be pivoted apart from one another, and a closed position, in which the second side sections are disposed closely adjacent to one another. A lock is mounted on one of the second side sections of one of the front and rear frame members, and at least one latch plate is engageable with the lock. The latch plate is mounted on the other of the second side sections of the other of the front and rear frame members for cooperative engagement with the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventor: Charles Abrams
  • Patent number: 5283967
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, front-loading display frame includes a front frame member having a window section for viewing a display item disposed therebehind and a rear frame member for releasably supporting at least one interchangeable display item. The front frame member is hingedly secured to the rear frame member so as to allow for pivotable movement of the frame members between a closed position, in which the frame members are disposed closely adjacent to one another so that a display item supported on the rear frame member is disposed behind the window section for viewing, and an open position, in which the frame members are pivoted apart from one another to permit removal and replacement of the display item. A closure member is mounted on at least one of the front and rear frame members for releasably maintaining the front and rear frame members in the closed position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Inventor: Charles Abrams