Patents by Inventor Karen L. Travis

Karen L. Travis 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: 4960716
    Abstract: A substantially pure antigen found on normal and benign breast epithelial cell membranes and in breast cancer cells, fused cell hybrids which produce antibodies specific for such antigen, the monoclonal antibodies produced by such fused cell hybrids, a method for detecting the presence of breast cancer in a patient which is based on measuring the concentrations of one or more determinants of such antigen in a patient sample, and a method for either identifying those breast cancer patients whose tumors would respond to estrogen manipulation or determining prognosis based on the degree of differentiation, which method is based on measuring the concentration of an estrogen-modulated determinant of such antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp.
    Inventors: Michael A. Harvey, Brenda D. Manning, Mary L. Nicholson, Karen L. Travis, Albert A. Luderer
  • Patent number: 4297337
    Abstract: Solid-phase immunoassay procedures employing magnetic glass or crystal-containing material, or a superparamagnetic material formed of magnetic particles dispersed in a non-magnetic matrix, as particulate carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Assignee: Corning Glass Works
    Inventors: Gerald R. Mansfield, Karen L. Travis, William P. Vann
  • Patent number: 4070153
    Abstract: Thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) and thyroxine (T.sub.4) can be efficiently removed fron serum containing TBG and T.sub.4 by contacting the serum with finely-divided alumina particles to adsorb a major portion of the T.sub.4 and then reacting the serum at an acidic pH with an anion exchange resin to extract substantially all TBG and the remaining T.sub.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Assignee: Corning Glass Works
    Inventors: Karen L. Travis, Frank B. Ward