Patents by Inventor Peter Masters

Peter Masters 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: 9594081
    Abstract: In one non-limiting aspect, the invention provides a method for detecting the quality of a biological molecule comprising forming a first mixture of ingredients comprising: (i) a first binding agent that specifically binds to a tag, wherein the first binding agent is attached to a solid support; (ii) a decoy comprising a first portion comprising the tag attached to a second portion comprising an anchor; (iii) a sensor attached to a second binding agent that specifically binds to the anchor; and (iv) a sample suspected of containing a high quality biological molecule comprising a tag, wherein the tag of the high quality biological molecule is accessible; allowing interaction of the ingredients such that the sensor provides an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ProterixBio, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Marshall Alderman, Brett Peter Masters, Michael Francis Miller, William Matthew Dickerson
  • Publication number: 20170017942
    Abstract: A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases. The merchant may, in some embodiments provide consumers with merchant rewards accounts and an opportunity to earn reward points or other loyalty-based currencies through qualifying purchase transactions. The consumer may access their merchant-specific accounts for purchase payment using a preferred payment instrument, such as a credit or debit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Nix, Peter Masters, Jeffrey Schachter, Theodore Schwartz, Ben Lee
  • Publication number: 20150057180
    Abstract: Provided are methods and kits for analyzing biomarkers in one or more signal transduction pathways in a cell. In some embodiments, the methods and kits of the invention permit simultaneous analysis of more than one biomarker and/or more than one signal transduction pathway. In some embodiments, the invention provides methods for detecting whether a cell treated with an agent targeting a targeted biomarker is responding to the agent, or whether the cell is developing resistance to the agent. In some embodiments, the invention provides methods for determining which biomarker to target in a diseased or damaged cell, or which pathway an agent is targeting in an agent-treated cell. The invention provides kits for carrying out the described methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Marshall Alderman, Matthew William Dickerson, Lee Anne Beausang, Brett Peter Masters, Martin Latterich
  • Publication number: 20150031047
    Abstract: In one non-limiting aspect, the invention provides a method for detecting the quality of a biological molecule comprising forming a first mixture of ingredients comprising: (i) a first binding agent that specifically binds to a tag, wherein the first binding agent is attached to a solid support; (ii) a decoy comprising a first portion comprising the tag attached to a second portion comprising an anchor; (iii) a sensor attached to a second binding agent that specifically binds to the anchor; and (iv) a sample suspected of containing a high quality biological molecule comprising a tag, wherein the tag of the high quality biological molecule is accessible; allowing interaction of the ingredients such that the sensor provides an output signal
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BioScale, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Marshall Alderman, Brett Peter Masters, Michael Francis Miller, William Matthew Dickerson
  • Publication number: 20140213939
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus for external application to a mammal body, comprising a housing, a transducer element, adapted to provide an output towards and/or into the mammal body, a switch element, adapted to activate the transducer element in accordance with a first predetermined condition and deactivate the transducer element in accordance with a second predetermined condition, a feedback element, adapted to provide at least one first feedback signal in response at least a third predetermined condition, and a resilient coupling element, adapted to operatively couple the transducer element to said housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Curar Animal Therapeutics Ltd
    Inventors: Helen Floyd, Peter Masters
  • Publication number: 20120185312
    Abstract: A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases. The merchant may, in some embodiments provide consumers with merchant rewards accounts and an opportunity to earn reward points or other loyalty-based currencies through qualifying purchase transactions. The consumer may access their merchant-specific accounts for purchase payment using a preferred payment instrument, such as a credit or debit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Nix, Peter Masters, Jeffrey Schachter, Theodore Schwartz, Ben Lee
  • Publication number: 20100299195
    Abstract: A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases. The merchant may, in some embodiments provide consumers with merchant rewards accounts and an opportunity to earn reward points or other loyalty-based currencies through qualifying purchase transactions. The consumer may access their merchant-specific accounts for purchase payment using a preferred payment instrument, such as a credit or debit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Nix, Peter Masters, Jeffrey Schachter, Theodore Schwartz, Ben Lee
  • Publication number: 20080040261
    Abstract: A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases. The merchant may, in some embodiments provide consumers with merchant rewards accounts and an opportunity to earn reward points or other loyalty-based currencies through qualifying purchase transactions. The consumer may access their merchant-specific accounts for purchase payment using a preferred payment instrument, such as a credit or debit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Nix, Peter Masters, Jeffrey Schachter, Theodore Schwartz, Ben Lee
  • Publication number: 20070183389
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying remote objects on a client system is provided. A client system (101) has a connection means (302) to access a component (310) on a remote system (103). The client system (101) has a graphical user interface (308) including a user interface object (306) representing the component (310) at the remote system (103). Means (304) are provided for applying a theme to the object (306) to distinguish it as representing a remote component (310). The graphical user interface (308) also includes user interface objects (307) for components local to the client system (101), and the means for applying a theme (304) applies distinguishing themes to the local objects (307) and the remote objects (306).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Clee, Peter Masters, Daniel Would
  • Publication number: 20060149671
    Abstract: A payment processing system includes one transaction processor that aggregates cost data associated with low-priced sales transactions between a consumer and a merchant. The transaction processor sends data that represents the aggregated cost data to an acquiring banking entity associated with the merchant. The system also includes another transaction processor that stores data that represents each individual low-priced sales transaction. The stored data is accessible by one or more banking entities associated with the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Nix, Alek Mesarovich, Theodore Schwartz, Jeffrey Schachter, Peter Masters, Jason Mondanaro, Ronald Rivest, Silvio Micali, Prasad Jonnalagadda
  • Publication number: 20060086022
    Abstract: A method and system are described for re-arranging a display in a viewable area (110). The method comprises dividing the viewable area (110) into units (130); determining the contents of units (130) of the viewable area (110); prioritising the availability of the units (130) by content; and allocating one or more display items (140) in the prioritised available units. A plurality of display items (140) is provided and the display items (140) are allocated according to a determined order which may depend on one or more of a user preference, the contents of the viewable area, the activity of the user, and environmental parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Would, Scott Clee, Peter Masters
  • Publication number: 20050041025
    Abstract: An image display apparatus with a display device for displaying images and a viewing device for viewing an image in the left eye and a different image in the right eye. Two smaller images, a left image and a right image, are created from the same two-dimensional image. The left image includes, as it's left most part, the left most part of the two-dimensional image, the right image includes, as it's right most, the right most part of the image two-dimensional image, and both the left and right images include a common central part of the full image. When the left and right images are displayed such that the left eye sees one image and the right eye sees the other image, the viewer sees the two-dimensional image as a virtual image that can be wider than the viewable width of the display device. The width of the virtual image can be varied to accommodate the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Masters, Andrew Osborne, Martin Rowe
  • Patent number: 6488017
    Abstract: An improved spark ignition system. Pressure on a piezoelectric element results in a voltage that, when discharged across a spark gap, causes dielectric breakdown in a fuel air mixture. Additional current to power combustion is supplied by a capacitor circuit. The ignition system increases the combustion rate and decreases emissions of NOx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob van Reenen Pretorius, Brett Peter Masters
  • Patent number: 6416028
    Abstract: A method and device for hanging elevator pads. An elevator pad clamp is disclosed that includes a back plate having an attachment end for holding the back plate in relation to an elevator wall and having two wing segments extending away from a surface of the back plate. A clamp plate is hinged to the wing segments at a clamp axis, and a spring is hinged to the wing segments and positioned to bias the clamp plate in a first state. A lever portion is hinged to the wing segments at a lever axis. The lever portion has an urging member shaped to urge against a first surface of the clamp plate as the lever portion is rotated about the lever axis to cause the clamp plate to rotate about the clamp axis. The clamping device has two states. In an open state the clamp plate and the back plate define an open set of elevator-pad receiving jaws. The device may remain in the open state without depressing the lever. In a closed state, the jaws are closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Harry Miller Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Brett Peter Masters, Marco Serra
  • Patent number: D760377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Garry J. Walker, Peter Masters
  • Patent number: D760378
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Garry J. Walker, Peter Masters
  • Patent number: D761415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Garry J. Walker, Peter Masters
  • Patent number: D775322
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Garry J. Walker, Steven Bailey, Peter Masters