Patents by Inventor John D. Kemp

John D. Kemp 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: 9205800
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable curtain airbag assembly, can include one or more chambers and vents. The vents can be in fluid communication with one or more of the chambers. The vents can be configured to delay passage of inflation gas from an interior of the airbag into an interior chamber or to an exterior of the airbag upon deployment of the airbag. The vents can also be configured to transition from a closed configuration to an open configuration when an internal pressure of the airbag reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Rickenbach, John D. Kemp, Charles Paul Dinsdale, Brian Fulmer, Abraham Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9067564
    Abstract: An airbag or inflatable cushion assembly can include an inflatable cushion and a throat liner. The throat liner can be coupled to an interior surface of the inflatable cushion at one or more coupling sites. The one or more coupling sites can include one or more panels that can be coupled to at least a portion of both of the inflatable cushion and the throat liner. The one or more panels can be configured to control or inhibit egress of an inflation gas at the one or more coupling sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, G. Doyle Obray, Kazuki Fujiwara, Roger Rickenbach
  • Publication number: 20140375034
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable curtain airbag assembly, can include one or more chambers and vents. The vents can be in fluid communication with one or more of the chambers. The vents can be configured to delay passage of inflation gas from an interior of the airbag into an interior chamber or to an exterior of the airbag upon deployment of the airbag. The vents can also be configured to transition from a closed configuration to an open configuration when an internal pressure of the airbag reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Rickenbach, John D. Kemp, Charles Paul Dinsdale, Brian Fulmer, Abraham Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8851507
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable cushion assembly, can include an inflatable cushion and a throat liner. The throat liner can be coupled to an interior surface of the inflatable cushion at one or more coupling sites. The one or more coupling sites can include one or more panels that can be coupled to at least a portion of both of the inflatable cushion and the throat liner. The one or more panels can be configured to control or inhibit egress of an inflation gas at the one or more coupling sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, G. Doyle Obray, Kazuki Fujiwara, Roger Rickenbach
  • Patent number: 8851508
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable curtain airbag assembly, can include one or more chambers and vents. The vents can be in fluid communication with one or more of the chambers. The vents can be configured to delay passage of inflation gas from an interior of the airbag into an interior chamber or to an exterior of the airbag upon deployment of the airbag. The vents can also be configured to transition from a closed configuration to an open configuration when an internal pressure of the airbag reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Rickenbach, John D. Kemp, Charles Paul Dinsdale, Brian Fulmer, Abraham Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140265266
    Abstract: An airbag or inflatable cushion assembly can include an inflatable cushion and a throat liner. The throat liner can be coupled to an interior surface of the inflatable cushion at one or more coupling sites. The one or more coupling sites can include one or more panels that can be coupled to at least a portion of both of the inflatable cushion and the throat liner. The one or more panels can be configured to control or inhibit egress of an inflation gas at the one or more coupling sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, G. Doyle Obray, Kazuki Fujiwara, Roger Rickenbach
  • Publication number: 20140265265
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable cushion assembly, can include an inflatable cushion and a throat liner. The throat liner can be coupled to an interior surface of the inflatable cushion at one or more coupling sites. The one or more coupling sites can include one or more panels that can be coupled to at least a portion of both of the inflatable cushion and the throat liner. The one or more panels can be configured to control or inhibit egress of an inflation gas at the one or more coupling sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, G. Doyle Obray, Kazuki Fujiwara, Roger Rickenbach
  • Publication number: 20140265275
    Abstract: An airbag, or inflatable curtain airbag assembly, can include one or more chambers and vents. The vents can be in fluid communication with one or more of the chambers. The vents can be configured to delay passage of inflation gas from an interior of the airbag into an interior chamber or to an exterior of the airbag upon deployment of the airbag. The vents can also be configured to transition from a closed configuration to an open configuration when an internal pressure of the airbag reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Rickenbach, John D. Kemp, Charles Paul Dinsdale, JR., Brian Fulmer, Abraham Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7345229
    Abstract: A method for expressing insecticidal protein structural genes in cotton plant genomes is provided. In the preferred embodiments this invention comprises placing a structural gene for the Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein under control of a plant or a T-DNA promoter and ahead of a polyadenylation site followed by insertion of said promoter/structural gene combination into a plant genome by utilizing an Agrobacterium tumefaciens Ti plasmid-based transformation system. The modified Ti plasmid is then used to transform recipient plant cells. Also provided are the plants and tissues produced by this method and bacterial strains, plasmids, and vectors useful for execution of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Adang, John D. Kemp, Ebrahim Firoozabady
  • Patent number: 6943282
    Abstract: A method for expressing insecticidal protein structural genes in plant genomes is provided. In the preferred embodiments this invention comprises placing a structural gene for the Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein under control of a plant or a T-DNA promoter and ahead of a polyadenylation site followed by insertion of said promoter/structural gene combination into a plant genome by utilizing an Agrobacterium tumefaciens Ti plasmid-based transformation system. The modified Ti plasmid is then used to transform recipient plant cells. Also provided are the plants and tissues produced by this method and bacterial strains, plasmids, and vectors useful for execution of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Adang, John D. Kemp
  • Patent number: 6886855
    Abstract: Gas generant filter assemblies and related combinations, including airbag inflator devices, are provided which assemblies include a tubular wall portion with a sleeve member and a central opening adapted to at least in part contain a supply of gas generant material reactable to produce reaction products including a quantity of gas. The assemblies also include a closure such as disposed within the central opening at the second end of the central opening. The sleeve member is shapeable to form a plurality of retention tabs effective to secure the closure within the central opening at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake L. Cheal, John D. Kemp, Steve Hammer
  • Publication number: 20030222443
    Abstract: Gas generant filter assemblies and related combinations, including airbag inflator devices, are provided which assemblies include a tubular wall portion with a sleeve member and a central opening adapted to at least in part contain a supply of gas generant material reactable to produce reaction products including a quantity of gas. The assemblies also include a closure such as disposed within the central opening at the second end of the central opening. The sleeve member is shapeable to form a plurality of retention tabs effective to secure the closure within the central opening at the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Blake L. Cheal, John D. Kemp, Steve Hammer
  • Patent number: 6534265
    Abstract: A nucleic acid sequence encoding for oryzacystatin-I peptides and a signal peptide therefore is provided. The oryzacystatin-I peptide is approximately 12.6 kDa, and is approximately twelve amino acid residues longer than previously described oryzacystatin-I peptides. The nucleic acid sequences may be cloned into vectors, and used to transform plants conferring resistance to plant pests, including insects and nematodes, that utilize cysteine proteases, and to viruses with processing mechanisms involving cysteine proteases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: New Mexico State University Technology Transfer Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Womack, Jennifer J. Randall, John D. Kemp
  • Patent number: 6111070
    Abstract: The sequence of the T-DNA of the octopine-type Ti plasmid found in Agrobacterium tumefaciens ATCC 15955 is disclosed. Fourteen open reading frames bounded by eukaryotic promoters, ribosome binding sites, and polyadenylation sites were found. The use of promoters and polyadenylation sites from pTi15955 to control expression of foreign structural genes is taught, using as examples the structural genes for the Phaseolus vulgaris storage protein phaseolin, P. vulgaris lectin, thaumatin, and Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein. Vectors useful for manipulation of sequences of the structural genes and T-DNA are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, Richard F. Barker
  • Patent number: 6090627
    Abstract: The sequence of the T-DNA of the octopine-type Ti plasmid found in Agrobacterium tumefaciens ATCC 15955 is disclosed. Fourteen open reading frames bounded by eukaryotic promoters, ribosome binding sites, and polyadenylation sites were found. The use of promoters and polyadenylation sites from pTi15955 to control expression of foreign structural genes is taught, using as examples the structural genes for the Phaseolus vulgaris storage protein phaseolin, P. vulgaris lectin, thaumatin, and Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein. Vectors useful for manipulation of sequences of the structural genes and T-DNA are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Kemp, Richard F. Barker, Michael J. Adang
  • Patent number: 5990384
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to materials and methods for transformed plants and plant tissues that are capable of expressing high levels of stable proteins which are localized as protein bodies within the plant cell. Transformed plants co-expressing high levels of both the 15 kD and 10 kD zein proteins are disclosed which accumulate to high levels as protein bodies in the vegetative tissue of the plant. Transformed plants co-expressing the 15 kD and 10 kD zein proteins are useful for providing forage crops containing increased levels of sulfur containing amino acids, such as methionine, in the diet of animals that normally feed on such crops. Also contemplated by the subject invention are transformed plants or plant tissue comprising stable protein bodies which contain heterologous proteinaceous material. In one embodiment, a stable protein body is expressed in a plant or plant tissue as a fusion protein comprising a zein protein and an operably linked protein or peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: New Mexico State University
    Inventors: Suman Bagga, Champa Sengupta-Gopalan, John D. Kemp
  • Patent number: 5762932
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting tumor growth includes the steps of depleting intracellular iron levels of tumor cells to increase expression of cellular transferrin receptors in tumor cells and then exposing the tumor cells to monoclonal IgG anti-transferrin receptor antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventor: John D. Kemp
  • Patent number: 5591605
    Abstract: The invention provides genetically modified plant cells having a plant structural gene introduced and expressed therein under the control of a T-DNA promoter. In particular, the invention provides genetically modified plant cells having the phaseolin gene introduced and expressed therein under the control of a T-DNA promoter. Also provided are novel strains of bacteria containing and replicating T-DNA which has been modified to contain an inserted plant structural gene under the control of a T-DNA promoter. Further, the invention provides novel plasmids having the ability to replicate in E. coli and comprising T-DNA which has been modified to contain an inserted plant structural gene under the control of a T-DNA promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Hall, John D. Kemp, Jerry L. Slightom, Dennis W. Sutton
  • Patent number: 5504200
    Abstract: The phaseolin structural gene and promoter are disposed. Also disclosed are plasmids, bacteria, plant cells, plant tissue and plants containing the phaseolin promoter. The promoter finds use in the expression of heterologous plants genes, including the phaseolin gene, in transformed plant cells and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Hall, John D. Kemp, Jerry L. Slightom, Dennis W. Sutton, Norimoto Murai
  • Patent number: 5428147
    Abstract: The sequence of the T-DNA of the octopine-type Ti plasmid found in Agrobacterium tumefaciens ATCC 15955 is disclosed. Fourteen open reading frames bounded by eukaryotic promoters, ribosome binding sites, and polyadenylation sites were found. The use of promoters and polyadenylation sites from pTi15955 to control expression of foreign structural genes is taught, using as examples the structural genes for the Phaseolus vulgaris storage protein phaseolin, P. vulgaris lectin, thaumatin, and Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein. Vectors useful for manipulation of sequences of the structural genes and T-DNA are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Mycogen Plant Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Barker, John D. Kemp