Patents by Inventor Craig W. Adams

Craig W. 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: 20210007303
    Abstract: A hydroponic growing system is presented. The system can include multiple growing trays in a vertical arrangement, where a pump supplies the top-most tray and each lower tray is supplied by the overlying tray, and where the plumbing elements for supply and drainage are arranged to one side of the system. The system includes variations to support different crop types within the same system, including removable growing structures for root vegetable, microgreens and supports for vining crops. The system can monitor and adjust the nutrients and other features of the systems water profile to concurrently group multiple crops in differing developing stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Harvest2o LLC
    Inventors: Henry W. Adams, Craig Field Sampson, Sergio Alonso Marquina, Nicholas Daniel Phillips, Sullivan S. Stewart, Angelo E. Kelvakis, Brandon C. Bay, Enrique Lopez Salido
  • Publication number: 20210007307
    Abstract: A hydroponic growing system is presented. The system can include multiple growing trays in a vertical arrangement, where a pump supplies the top-most tray and each lower tray is supplied by the overlying tray, and where the plumbing elements for supply and drainage are arranged to one side of the system. The system includes variations to support different crop types within the same system, including removable growing structures for root vegetable, microgreens and supports for vining crops. The system can monitor and adjust the nutrients and other features of the systems water profile to concurrently group multiple crops in differing developing stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Harvest2o LLC
    Inventors: Henry W. Adams, Craig Field Sampson, Sergio Alonso Marquina, Nicholas Daniel Phillips, Sullivan S. Stewart, Angelo E. Kelvakis, Brandon C. Bay, Enrique Lopez Salido, Diego Alonso Blondet Padro, Jason Matthew Domanski
  • Patent number: 7247455
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W Adams, Patty P. Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Patent number: 7005510
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino-terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W Adams, Patty P. Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Patent number: 6770277
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its aminoterminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W Adams, Patty P. Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Publication number: 20040126765
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods, compositions, kits and apparati for sequencing nucleic acid molecules. The invention particularly concerns the use of an exonuclease activity in concert with a polymerase activity to mediate such sequencing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Publication number: 20040023305
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Adams, Patty P.Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Patent number: 6632614
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Adams, Patty P. Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Patent number: 6534637
    Abstract: This invention provides &bgr;-D-Glucuronidase substrates of the formula: wherein R1, R2, and R7-R12 are independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, alkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, carboxyl and nitro groups; R3-R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, nitro and amino; and M+ is selected from the group consisting of: proton, lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, barium, and ammonium ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene G. Y. Shen, Chan S. Oh, Stephanie D. Yancey, Craig W. Adams
  • Publication number: 20020115128
    Abstract: This invention provides &bgr;-D-Glucuronidase substrates of the formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Gene G.Y. Shen, Chan S. Oh, Stephanie D. Yancey, Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 6420152
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W Adams, Patty P. Y. Pang, C. Marina Belei
  • Publication number: 20020081622
    Abstract: The gene for Streptococcus pyogenes DNase B has been cloned and vectors incorporating the cloned DNA have been used to transform Escherichia coli, allowing efficient and rapid production of the DNase in E. coli without the necessity of growing large quantities of S. pyogenes. The enzyme can be produced with a leader peptide at its amino terminus. An improved method for the purification of naturally occurring S. pyogenes DNase B enzyme is also provided. The DNase B enzyme produced, either by purification of naturally occurring enzyme or by recombinant DNA techniques, can be used to generate antibodies and can also be used in immunochemical assays to detect the presence of anti-DNase B antibodies in serum as a marker of infection by S. pyogenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: CRAIG W. ADAMS, PATTY P.V. PANG, MARINA C. BELEI
  • Patent number: 6207368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for the detection and exponential amplification of a target nucleic acid sequence. In a preferred embodiment, the methodology relies upon three oligonucleotide moieties: a Blocker moiety capable of hybridizing to a target sequence; a Primer moiety capable of hybridizing to the target sequence in an adjacent fashion to the Blocker moiety; and an End-Run moiety having a sequence which is complementary to the Blocker moiety. A ligation event between the hybridized Blocker and Primer moieties, followed by elongation of the End-Run moiety along the ligated Blocker and Primer moieties, provides multiple copies of target sequence such that during cyclical amplification, exponential amounts of the original target sequence are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 6180338
    Abstract: Methods and reagents for the detection and exponential amplification of target nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. The method generally employs a Primer Oligonucleotide which hybridizes in concert with a Blocker Oligonucleotide on a strand of the target molecule, and an End-Run Oligonucleotide which can hybridize to the Blocker Oligonucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 6089964
    Abstract: A grinding wheel shield for a semiconductor wafer edge grinding machine formed with a flat upper surface having a central aperture therein for accommodating the grinding wheel shaft and motor of the grinding machine on which the shield is installed, an open keyway slot leading from the central aperture to an adjacent edge of the shield, a depending flange extending from at least a portion of the periphery of the upper surface, and at least one positioning member projecting from the depending flange, the shield being a unitary member machined from a single block of resilient polymeric material, and a sheet of resilient material disposed on top of the flat upper surface with an opening aligned with the central aperture of the shield and a slit extending from the opening over the keyway slot to the edge of the shield such that the sheet forms at least one flexible flap over the keyway slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: SEH America, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 5552541
    Abstract: Nucleic acid probes and protein probes are disclosed. The nucleic acid probe comprises a probe polynucleotide, a charged hapten label, and a binding moiety. The protein probe comprises a probe protein, a charged hapten label and a binding moiety. The charged hapten label joint to the binding moiety can comprise a negatively charged sulfophenylhydrazine tag compound. Polyclonal antibodies and monoclonal antibodies with specific affinity for the charged hapten labels are disclosed as are hybridomas capable of making the monoclonal antibodies. Methods and kits are disclosed for making the nucleic acid probes, making the protein probes, detecting a capture polynucleotide of the nucleic acid probe and detecting a capture molecule of the protein probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 5435730
    Abstract: A recombinant DNA molecule comprising the Streptomyces gal operon galK gene; galE gene; galT gene; P1 promoter; P2 promoter; P2 promoter expression unit; P1 promoter regulated region; or the entire Streptomyces gal operon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Inventors: Craig W. Adams, Mary E. Brawner, James A. Fornwald, Francis J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5391712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are variant versions of Streptolysin O produced by recombinant DNA techniques. In an embodiment, the variant is soluble upon expression and has a specific hemolytic activity of about 14 hemolytic units per milligram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig W. Adams
  • Patent number: 5378620
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are derivatives of Streptolysin 0 produced by recombinant DNA techniques. In an embodiment, the derivative is soluble upon expression and has a specific hemolytic activity of about 3.6.times.10.sup.4 hemolytic units per milligram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Adams, Eva Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 5242809
    Abstract: A recombinant DNA molecule comprising the Streptomyces gal operon galK gene; galE gene; galT gene; P1 promoter, P2 promoter, P2 promoter expression unit; P1 promoter regulated region; or the entire Streptomyces gal operon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Craig W. Adams, Mary E. Brawner, James A. Fornwald, Francis J. Schmidt