Patents by Inventor Franco Ferrari

Franco Ferrari 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: 10519434
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyses of DNA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern, Sean Grandfield, Beverly L. Wolgast, Alistair McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20190354659
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for authenticating a user in a computing system is provided. A corresponding method comprises validating one or more user snapshots of the user that should have been acquired in corresponding acquisition conditions according to their match with the corresponding acquisition conditions; the user snapshots are then sent (at least in part) to one or more authenticators requesting them to identify the user. A computer program and a computer program product for performing the method are also proposed. Moreover, a corresponding system is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Fabio Barillari, Francesca Curzi, Stefano Ferrari, Luca Landi, Giuseppe Longobardi, Ugo Madama, Franco Mossotto, Riccardo Pizzutilo, Vincenzo Spinelli
  • Publication number: 20180271939
    Abstract: A genetic method to kill cancer by suffocation is presented. The invention involves directly administering a bacterial plasmid in the form of an expression vector to cancer cells or tissue in a patient with cancerous growth. The plasmid is in the form of an expression vector with a nucleic acid encoding the silk protein gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Milton J. Silverman, JR., Franco A. Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20180127740
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyses of DNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern, Sean Grandfield, Beverly L. Wolgast, Alistair McIntyre
  • Patent number: 9708600
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyzes of DNA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DIOMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern, Sean Grandfield, Beverly L. Wolgast
  • Publication number: 20160281079
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyses of DNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern, Sean Grandfield, Beverly L. Wolgast
  • Patent number: 9359600
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyses of DNA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Diomics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern
  • Publication number: 20140220585
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analyses of DNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Diomics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Morhet, Thomas Kindt, Franco Ferrari, Vasana Maneeratana, Frederic Zenhausern
  • Patent number: 8759075
    Abstract: Collection devices and kits for biological sample collection include a biologic sample collection device having a hydrophilic swab matrix that includes a modified polycaprolactone (PCL). Methods of production and use thereof are also described herein. The biologic sample collection devices, kits and methods described herein are used to collect a biologic sample (e.g., blood, buccal cells, etc.) and to enable extraction of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) from that biologic sample so that the nucleic acids can be analyzed (e.g., sequencing and subsequent analysis of DNA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Diomics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J Kindt, Franco A Ferrari, Frederic Zenhausern, Vasana Maneeratana, Deirdre Morhet
  • Patent number: 7893229
    Abstract: Novel polypeptides comprising repetitive units of amino acids, as well as synthetic genes encoding the subject polypeptides are provided. The subject polypeptides are characterized by comprising repetitive units of amino acids, where the repetitive units are present in naturally occurring proteins, particularly naturally occurring structural proteins. The subject polypeptides find use in a variety of applications, such as structural components of prosthetic devices, synthetic fibers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Franco A. Ferrari, Joseph Cappello
  • Publication number: 20090093621
    Abstract: Novel polypeptides comprising repetitive units of amino acids, as well as synthetic genes encoding the subject polypeptides are provided. The subject polypeptides are characterized by comprising repetitive units of amino acids, where the repetitive units are present in naturally occurring proteins, particularly naturally occurring structural proteins. The subject polypeptides find use in a variety of applications, such as structural components of prosthetic devices, synthetic fibers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Franco A. Ferrari, Joseph Cappello
  • Patent number: 6893188
    Abstract: Continuous method of realization of underground tunnels, including the steps of making a plurality of guided perforations of small cross-section around a periphery of an underground tunnel to be realized and extending at least a majority of length of the underground tunnel to be realized, by perforation equipment with a movable perforation head, filling each guided perforation through at least one of reinforcements and aggregating materials to consolidate the tunnel with a resistant arrangement according to precise static conditions, and excavating the tunnel within the filled perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Ferrari de Nobili S.R. L.
    Inventor: Franco Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20040144003
    Abstract: Continuous method of realisation of underground works of whatsoever nature, with consolidation (6) before excavation, where said consolidation is carried out by means of guided perforations (3), obtained with swinging head perforation equipment (4,5), arranged peripherally in the nucleus or in the position indicated by the designer of the tunnel being built (1), or in underground work, and where said consolidation (6) within the guided perforation takes place by means of filling of each perforation (3) with reinforcements or inserts later mixed with aggregating substances injected at high or low pressure, or by means of a jet-grouting system with a pressure jet of cement mixtures, gel, resins etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Ferrari De Nobili S.r.l.
    Inventor: Franco Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20030083464
    Abstract: Novel polypeptides comprising repetitive units of amino acids, as well as synthetic genes encoding the subject polypeptides are provided. The subject polypeptides are characterized by comprising repetitive units of amino acids, where the repetitive units are present in naturally occurring proteins, particularly naturally occurring structural proteins. The subject polypeptides find use in a variety of applications, such as structural components of prosthetic devices, synthetic fibers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Franco A. Ferrari, Charles Richardson, James Chambers, Stuart Causey, Thomas J. Pollock, Joseph Cappello, John W. Crissman
  • Patent number: 6463626
    Abstract: A hinge of the frame type for hinging of a door to the front frame of a piece of furniture, comprising a base (11) having a rest surface (17) to be fixed to the frame of a piece of furniture, an element (16) for fastening to the door and a wing (12) which is linked to the base by position-adjusting means (13, 14) and extends at the front of the hinge until an end carrying a pivotal mounting (15) for connection with the fastening element (16). The adjusting means (13, 14) comprises a rear element (14) for adjustment of the hinge depth and a front screw (13) for adjustment of the right-left alignment of the door. The rear region (31) of the hinge around which the inclination movement between the base and wing takes place is in a lower plane than the plane passing through the rest surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 6378969
    Abstract: A guide for drawers comprises two elongated metal parts, mutually slidable along each other. One of said two parts has a wall conveniently bent to define a raceway (15) with play for a wheel (13) rotatably fastened to the other part. In the raceway (15) a wall region (17) is deformed to define a passage (d) having a predetermined interference for the wheel. A method of manufacturing the guide comprises the steps of bending a wall of a first one of said two parts to define the raceway (15) with play for the wheel (13), inserting a gauged template (21) into a predetermined raceway region, deforming the raceway from the outside against the template to obtain the passage with a predetermined interference for the wheel in the predetermined region (17). Also described is a guide manufacturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 6361241
    Abstract: A base for fastening of a hinge to a piece of furniture comprises a body (11) from which, at the lower part thereof, a pair of anchors (12) of the radial expansion type for fastening to a piece of furniture and, at the upper part thereof, an element (13) for hooking of the hinge, project. A U-shaped lever (15) has arms connected to the anchors to produce a simultaneous movement of both anchors between a non-expansion position and an expansion position on movement of the lever between a lifted position and a lower position. Advantageously, the lever can be employed as a handle for easy removal of the base from the piece of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 6355776
    Abstract: Novel polypeptides comprising repetitive units of amino acids, as well as synthetic genes encoding the subject polypeptides are provided. The subject polypeptides are characterized by comprising repetitive units of amino acids, where the repetitive units are present in naturally occurring proteins, particularly naturally occurring structural proteins. The subject polypeptides find use in a variety of applications, such as structural components of prosthetic devices, synthetic fibers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Franco A. Ferrari, Charles Richardson, James Chambers, Stuart Causey, Thomas J. Pollock, Joseph Cappello, John W. Crissman
  • Patent number: 6279200
    Abstract: A hinge for furniture comprises a bowl (11) intended for being flush-recessed into a piece of furniture. Close to one side (20) of the bowl, arms (12) for hinge articulation are pivotally mounted. The bowl is provided with wings (13) having fastening dowels (14), the dowels having operating levers (16) movable between a position for dowel fastening and a position in which dowels are released. In the fastening position the lever (13) extends over a bowl edge (19) opposite to the side close to the arm pivoting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 6237191
    Abstract: A hinge for furniture comprises a bowl (11) and a wing (12) interconnected by connecting rods (13, 14) pivotally mounted to enable a movement between a closed position and an open position of the hinge. An automatic closure mechanism (19, 20) urges the hinge towards a closed position when the hinge is brought close to such a closed position. The bowl (11) comprises regions (21) of interference with at least one connecting rod when the hinge is close to the open position, to offer an increased resistance to said movement over a length thereof close to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli