Patents by Inventor Fiona M. Tomley

Fiona M. Tomley 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: 5614195
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel Eimeria proteins with immunogenic properties as well as to DNA sequences encoding these proteins. These proteins can be administered to poultry thereby protecting the birds against coccidiosis. In addition the DNA encoding these proteins can be used for the preparation of a vector vaccine against coccidiosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Janene M. Bumstead, Paul P. J. Dunn, Fiona M. Tomley, Arnoldus N. Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 5310671
    Abstract: The invention relates to DNA from fowlpox virus (FPV) providing a non-essential region for the insertion of foreign genes thereinto and thence the construction of a vector for homologous recombination with a wild type FPV, whereby the resulting recombinant FPV can be used for vaccination of animals, especially chickens. In this invention, the non-essential region consists substantially of a length of DNA from the long unique sequence of the terminal inverted repeat (TIR) of FPV or from the region at FPV which corresponds approximately to the HindIII D fragment genes D8 and D9 in vaccinia virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: British Technology Group Limited
    Inventors: Matthew M. Binns, Michael E. G. Boursnell, Joan I. A. Campbell, Fiona M. Tomley
  • Patent number: 5182210
    Abstract: Fowlpox virus (FPV) promoter DNA for use in expressing a foreign gene inserted in a FPV vector by homologous recombination, which comprises the promoter of any of the following FPV genes:(1) The FB4b gene which encodes a protein of about 657 amino acids in a sequence beginning ##STR1## (2) The BamHI fragment ORF8 gene encoding a protein of about 116 amino acids in a sequence beginning ##STR2## (3) The BamHI fragment ORF5 gene encoding a protein of about 105 amino acids in a sequence beginning ##STR3## (4) The BamHI fragment ORF10 gene encoding a protein of about 280 amino acids in a sequence beginning ##STR4##
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew M. Binns, Michael E. G. Boursnell, Joan I. A. Campbell, Fiona M. Tomley
  • Patent number: 5032520
    Abstract: The problem of diagnosis and typing of infectious bronchitis virus in poultry has been solved and important progress made towards an IBV vaccine by this invention. DNA complementary to the region of genomic IBV RNA which codes for a spike protein polypeptide comprising the S1 polypeptide (containing antigenic determinants) or the S2 polypeptide (containing means for anchoring the spike protein to the viral membrane) has been made. It can be carried by a cloning vector, incorporated in a host and cloned. It can also be cloned in a poxvirus which is used to transfect mammmalian cells. Such cells express an artificial spike protein polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew M. Binns, Michael E. G. Boursnell, Thomas D. K. Brown, Fiona M. Tomley