Patents by Inventor Mark Molloy

Mark Molloy 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: 20140156206
    Abstract: The invention relates to the detection and quantification of polypeptides using mass spectrometry. Specifically, the invention provides a method for testing whether a target polypeptide is present in a sample of a set of polypeptides, a method for deriving a value for distinguishing polypeptides of a set of polypeptides from each other, a database containing values for distinguishing each polypeptide of a set of polypeptides from each other, and an apparatus for configuring a mass scan of a mass spectrometer to test whether a target polypeptide of a set of polypeptides is present in a sample of the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Macquarie University
    Inventors: Keith ASHMAN, Matthew McKAY, James SHERMAN, Mark MOLLOY
  • Patent number: 8515686
    Abstract: The invention relates to the detection and quantification of polypeptides using mass spectrometry. Specifically, the invention provides a method for testing whether a target polypeptide is present in a sample of a set of polypeptides, a method for deriving a value for distinguishing polypeptides of a set of polypeptides from each other, a database containing values for distinguishing each polypeptide of a set of polypeptides from each other, and an apparatus for configuring a mass scan of a mass spectrometer to test whether a target polypeptide of a set of polypeptides is present in a sample of the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Macquarie University
    Inventors: Keith Ashman, Matthew McKay, James Sherman, Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20100299081
    Abstract: The invention relates to the detection and quantification of polypeptides using mass spectrometry. Specifically, the invention provides a method for testing whether a target polypeptide is present in a sample of a set of polypeptides, a method for deriving a value for distinguishing polypeptides of a set of polypeptides from each other, a database containing values for distinguishing each polypeptide of a set of polypeptides from each other, and an apparatus for configuring a mass scan of a mass spectrometer to test whether a target polypeptide of a set of polypeptides is present in a sample of the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Keith Ashman, Matthew McKay, Jamie Sherman, Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20060190387
    Abstract: Methods, systems and data structures are described for conducting normalized synthetic continuous double auctions. A method includes participating in a normalized auction having contingent bidding on a plurality of heterogeneous item auctions. Contingent bidding includes price normalization as a function of at least one attribute. A composite reverse auction, defined by a bid set including a first contingent bid on a first of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions and a second contingent bid on a second of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions, is ended when i) the first contingent bid from the bid set is recognized as a winning bid and substantially simultaneously ii) the second contingent bid from the bid set is withdrawn as a remaining bid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20060190389
    Abstract: Methods, systems and data structures are described for conducting buy-buy auctions. A method includes participating in a compound buy-buy auction having contingent bidding on a plurality of heterogeneous items substantially simultaneously contingent on buying one or more other items in another auction. A composite reverse auction, defined by a bid set including a first contingent bid on a first of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions and a second contingent bid on a second of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions, is ended when i) the first contingent bid from the bid set is recognized as a winning bid and substantially simultaneously ii) the second contingent bid from the bid set is withdrawn as a remaining bid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20060190388
    Abstract: Methods, systems and data structures are described for conducting synthetic continuous double auctions. A method includes participating in a synthetic continuous double auction having contingent bidding on a plurality of heterogeneous item auctions. A composite reverse auction, defined by a bid set including a first contingent bid on a first of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions and a second contingent bid on a second of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions, is ended when i) the first contingent bid from the bid set is recognized as a winning bid and substantially simultaneously ii) the second contingent bid from the bid set is withdrawn as a remaining bid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20060190390
    Abstract: Methods, systems and data structures are described for conducting buy-sell auctions. A method includes participating in a compound buy-sell auction having contingent bidding on a plurality of heterogeneous items substantially simultaneously contingent on selling one or more other items in another auction. A composite reverse auction, defined by a bid set including a first contingent bid on a first of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions and a second contingent bid on a second of the plurality of heterogeneous item auctions, is ended when i) the first contingent bid from the bid set is recognized as a winning bid and substantially simultaneously ii) the second contingent bid from the bid set is withdrawn as a remaining bid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Molloy
  • Publication number: 20050124011
    Abstract: A method of screening or detecting non-ocular disease in an animal, the method comprising the steps of: (a) obtaining a tear sample from the animal; (b) separating biomolecules present in the tear sample; and (c) detecting for the presence or absence of one or more biomolecules such that the presence or absence of the one or more biomolecules being an indicator or marker of a disease state in the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Carol Morris, Mark Willcox, Shirley Bolis, Bradley Walsh, Ben Herbert, Mark Molloy, Andrew Gooley, Keith Williams
  • Patent number: 6558522
    Abstract: An electrophoresis apparatus for the simultaneous electrophoretic separation of a plurality of component mixtures using a disposable tray having a plurality of parallel troughs shaped to retain an elongate strip of isoelectric focusing medium and sufficient liquid to immerse the elongate strip. A frame is provided to retain the tray in a horizontal position using a pair of rotatably mounted support members moving between an open and closed position. Support members are also connected to a plurality of electrodes aligned with each of the troughs so that the electrodes are positioned clear of the troughs in the open position and positioned in the troughs when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Macquarie Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith Leslie Williams, Mark Molloy, Andrew Arthur Gooley, Nicolle Hannah Packer, Ben Herbert, Bradley Walsh, George Fernwood, David Garfin