Patents by Inventor Michael F. Roberts

Michael F. Roberts 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: 20200024309
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibacterial compounds, wherein the compounds in some embodiments have broad spectrum bioactivity. In various embodiments, the compounds act by inhibition of bacterial type 1 signal peptidase (SpsB), an essential protein in bacteria. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment using the compounds described herein are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Andrew SMITH, Tucker Curran ROBERTS, Robert I. HIGUCHI, Prasuna PARASELLI, Michael F. T. KOEHLER, Jacob Bradley SCHWARZ, James John CRAWFORD, Cuong Q. LY, Emily J. HANAN, Huiyong HU, Yongsheng CHEN, Zhiyong YU, Paul Colin Michael WINSHIP, Calum McCleod, Toby Blench
  • Patent number: 10392422
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibacterial compounds, wherein the compounds in some embodiments have broad spectrum bioactivity. In various embodiments, the compounds act by inhibition of bacterial type 1 signal peptidase (SpsB), an essential protein in bacteria. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment using the compounds described herein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: RQX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Tucker Curran Roberts, Peter Andrew Smith, Robert I. Higuchi, Prasuna Paraselli, Philippe Bergeron, Michael F. T. Koehler, Huiyong Hu, Jacob Bradley Schwarz, Cuong Ly, James John Crawford
  • Patent number: 10351595
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibacterial compounds, wherein the compounds in some embodiments have broad spectrum bioactivity. In various embodiments, the compounds act by inhibition of bacterial type 1 signal peptidase (SpsB), an essential protein in bacteria. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment using the compounds described herein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: RQX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Tucker Curran Roberts, Peter Andrew Smith, Robert I. Higuchi, Prasuna Paraselli, Philippe Bergeron, Michael F. T. Koehler, Huiyong Hu, Jacob Bradley Schwarz, Cuong Ly, James John Crawford
  • Patent number: 9727700
    Abstract: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said PMS includes a PMS SO and a Catalina SO; said PMS SO is configured to receive and store prescription information for a prescription, and to associate a prescription identification with said prescription; said Catalina SO is configure to select accompanying information for said prescription, to format and save said accompanying information in an accompanying information print file; and said PMS is configured to print a prescription label for said prescription and said accompanying information print file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: inVentiv Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield
  • Publication number: 20160307077
    Abstract: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said PMS includes a PMS SO and a Catalina SO; said PMS SO is configured to receive and store prescription information for a prescription, and to associate a prescription identification with said prescription; said Catalina SO is configure to select accompanying information for said prescription, to format and save said accompanying information in an accompanying information print file; and said PMS is configured to print a prescription label for said prescription and said accompanying information print file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield
  • Patent number: 9405493
    Abstract: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said PMS includes a PMS SO and a Catalina SO; said PMS SO is configured to receive and store prescription information for a prescription, and to associate a prescription identification with said prescription; said Catalina SO is configure to select accompanying information for said prescription, to format and save said accompanying information in an accompanying information print file; and said PMS is configured to print a prescription label for said prescription and said accompanying information print file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: INVENTIV HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield
  • Publication number: 20150242171
    Abstract: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said PMS includes a PMS SO and a Catalina SO; said PMS SO is configured to receive and store prescription information for a prescription, and to associate a prescription identification with said prescription; said Catalina SO is configure to select accompanying information for said prescription, to format and save said accompanying information in an accompanying information print file; and said PMS is configured to print a prescription label for said prescription and said accompanying information print file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: INVENTIV HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield
  • Publication number: 20110317219
    Abstract: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said PMS includes a PMS SO and a Catalina SO; said PMS SO is configured to receive and store prescription information for a prescription, and to associate a prescription identification with said prescription; said Catalina SO is configure to select accompanying information for said prescription, to format and save said accompanying information in an accompanying information print file; and said PMS is configured to print a prescription label for said prescription and said accompanying information print file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield
  • Patent number: 7987125
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and system for facilitating funding, disbursing, and accessing consumer tax preferential accounts wherein funding or disbursing is related to consumers POS transactions. Novel network computer systems and methods of their include a POS CS and a central CS. The central CS receives consumer purchase transaction data records from the POS CS. The central CS stores consumer data that may include consumer purchase transaction data records, sponsor accounts including at least one HSA sponsor account, and HSA accounts. The central CS applies funding and/or disbursing criteria to fund and/or disburse funds based upon consumer data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Michael F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7913900
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield, Suzanne Eastman
  • Patent number: 7778930
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield, Suzanne Eastman
  • Publication number: 20090287502
    Abstract: A pharmacy management computer system sends de identified prescription record information to a health records computer system where Payloads including additional drug information are associated with the de identified prescription record. The Payloads are transmitted back to the pharmacy management computer system which in some cases electronically delivers them to patients. In those cases where a patient is confirmed to have received the electronic communication, the pharmacy management computer system is programmed to change its operation by printing the additional drug information in the pharmacy for delivery in the pharmacy to the patient. Subsequent communications contain content that depends upon patient response to prior communications during the pharmacy prescription process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Baxter Byerly
  • Publication number: 20090043707
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield, Suzanne Eastman
  • Publication number: 20080185425
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, Simon Banfield, Suzanne Eastman
  • Publication number: 20080172337
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Simon Banfield, Edward E. Rhoads, Michael F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7309001
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail store for transmission and storage. A subset of de-identified encrypted PIDs are associated with targeted informational messages by the system and transmitted to retail stores, where a targeted message is printed on behalf of the patient corresponding to the de-identified encrypted PID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Banfield, Edward E. Rhoads, Michael F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6887618
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell generating hydrogen gas upon discharge, wherein the cell has an outer casing, a vent aperture passing through a wall of the casing, and a rupturable membrane covering the vent aperture. The outer casing preferably has a flat wall running along the cell's length and a vent aperture passing through the flat wall. The cell may typically be an alkaline cell in the shape of a cuboid. The rupturable membrane may be secured by a ring facing the inside surface of the flat wall of the casing in a position adjacent the vent aperture. The rupturable membrane is preferably of polysulfone. The membrane allows hydrogen gas to permeate therethrough to the environment and is rupturable if hydrogen gas within the cell interior builds up rapidly to a threshold pressure level. Optionally, a pointed puncture member extends into the vent aperture to assist membrane rupture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Alexander Shelekhin, Robert S. Ferrin, Matthew Sylvestre, Steven J. Specht, Michael F. Roberts, Mark Ashbolt
  • Publication number: 20040028995
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell generating hydrogen gas upon discharge, wherein said cell has an outer casing, a vent aperture passing through a wall of said casing, and a rupturable membrane covering said vent aperture. The outer casing preferably has a flat wall running along the cell's length and a vent aperture passing through said flat wall. The cell may typically be an alkaline cell in the shape of a cuboid. The rupturable membrane may be secured by a ring facing the inside surface of said flat wall of the casing in a position adjacent the vent aperture. The rupturable membrane is preferably of polysulfone. The membrane allows hydrogen gas to permeate therethrough to the environment and is rupturable if hydrogen gas within the cell interior builds up rapidly to a threshold pressure level. Optionally, a pointed puncture member extends into the vent aperture. The pointed puncture member causes the membrane to tear at the moment of rupture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Alexander Shelekhin, Robert S. Ferrin, Matthew Sylvestre, Steven J. Specht, Michael F. Roberts, Mark Ashbolt
  • Patent number: 6553604
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head extending from the handle, and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements, such as tufts of bristles, extending from the head. Each tooth cleaning element is supported for rotation about primarily only one axis. Each tooth cleaning element is rotatable independent of the other tooth cleaning element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Company
    Inventors: Phillip M. Braun, William Alan Bredall, Karen Lynn Claire, Thomas Craig Masterman, Mark Edward McConnell, Michael F. Roberts, Thomas Overthun
  • Patent number: RE44819
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head extending from the handle, and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements, such as tufts of bristles, extending from the head. Each tooth cleaning element is supported for rotation about primarily only one axis. Each tooth cleaning element is rotatable independent of the other tooth cleaning element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company
    Inventors: Phillip M. Braun, William A. Bredall, Karen Claire-Zimmet, Thomas Craig Masterman, Mark Edward McConnell, Michael F. Roberts, Thomas Overthun