Patents by Inventor Pei Zhou

Pei Zhou 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: 20080096820
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter discloses isolated ADAM 10 modulating peptides and related compounds useful for studying the biological functions of ADAM 10 and for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders, asthma, and allergic responses, and disorders characterized at least in part by the presence of one or more of inflammation, excess cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and excess soluble CD23. In one aspect, the presently disclosed subject matter provides isolated mouse and human ADAM 10 prodomain comprising the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NOs 1-8, or a sequence having at least 95% homology to any of SEQ ID NOs 1-8 and having the functionality of modulating ADAM 10 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Marcia Moss, Pei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20030092885
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of stabilizing proteins in solution. More particularly, the present invention provides a method of solublizing and stabilizing a target protein in solution by forming a fusion protein of the target protein with a small solubility and stability enhancing tag. The present invention also features methods of determining the structure of a target protein using a fusion protein to stabilize the target protein in solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Pei Zhou, Alexey Lugovskoy, Gerhard Wagner
  • Patent number: 5906483
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying/calcining comprises a horizontally extending rotatable drum and a center tube, concentrically positioned within the rotatable drum to provide an annular combustion chamber between the outer wall of the center tube and the inner wall of the rotatable drum. One or more gas jet burners are positioned to inject gas fuel and combustion air into the annular combustion chamber in a tangential direction to create a vortex flow of combustion gases through the annular combustion chamber. The flue gas is discharged through the center tube. In operation, a material to be dried and/or calcined is applied to the external wall of the rotatable drum as it rotates toward a scraper or doctor blade where the dried or calcined product is removed by scraping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Harper International Corp.
    Inventor: Jun Pei Zhou