Patents by Inventor Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon 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: 20200129609
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which Lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 10507237
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Pirbright Institute
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Publication number: 20170136114
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Anna-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 7695486
    Abstract: A needle device having a plurality of needles with applied tips arranged so as to define a plurality of contact edges. In one embodiment one or more oblique edges is provided relative to an intermediate horizontal edge or a plurality of oblique edges with adjacent edges sharing a common needle point vertex. The number and needle grading (e.g., fine/sharper tips; medium and heavy grades) are represented by the different contact edges of the needle device. The number of each needle sub-sets is also preferably varied to provide enhanced flexibility as the application as in cosmetic tattooing. A tool for supporting is also preferably provided as in a reciprocating needle device support is provided. The needle device is particularly well suited for providing permanent eye liner makeup in view of its adaptability to accommodate different skin textures and skin surface presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Linda Dixon
  • Publication number: 20090125050
    Abstract: A plurality of different intradermal needle penetration application techniques, preferably both of a powered and non-powered application type, are featured that enable a wide variety of applications with preferably only a single needle device that includes a plurality of needles with preferably a single tip slope edge arranged at a gentle slant, preferably a 30-35° slant, or a plurality of such sloped needle tip edges. The needle arrangement enables the needle set to enter at the same time the skin of the subject to an equal desired depth in consistent fashion. The same needle device can be used for point marking, lining and shading with ease. The application processes include use of a plurality of the provided application techniques preferably in a favored order of application and intermixing the point, lining and/or shading techniques to achieve a highly efficient and rapid application process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Linda Dixon
  • Publication number: 20040116953
    Abstract: A needle device having a plurality of needles with applied tips arranged so as to define a plurality of contact edges. In one embodiment one or more oblique edges is provided relative to an intermediate horizontal edge or a plurality of oblique edges with adjacent edges sharing a common needle point vertex. The number and needle grading (e.g., fine/sharper tips; medium and heavy grades) are represented by the different contact edges of the needle device. The number of each needle sub-sets is also preferably varied to provide enhanced flexibility as the application as in cosmetic tattooing. A tool for supporting is also preferably provided as in a reciprocating needle device support is provided. The needle device is particularly well suited for providing permanent eye liner makeup in view of its adaptability to accommodate different skin textures and skin surface presentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Linda Dixon