Patents by Inventor Martin James Ford

Martin James Ford 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: 6780612
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the propagation of lytic organisms which comprises the infection of the cells of a stable cell line within a hollow fibre bioreactor with a lytic organism, wherein after said infection, said organism multiplies within the cells and can be harvested, characteriscd in that the cell line can survive for at least ten days after said infection. The invention further provides a method as herein described wherein after harvest, the cell line is allowed to re-populate the bioreactor, and at least one subsequent harvest may be taken, with the cell line being able to repopulate the bioreactor after each harvest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Martin James Ford, Paul Henry Hissey, Tony James Pateman
  • Patent number: 5985318
    Abstract: Liposomes which have present on their surface a polypeptide capable of binding to a mucosal cell surface of a human or animal and which are substantially free of active neuraminidase are useful as vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Burroughs Wellcome Co.
    Inventor: Martin James Ford