Patents by Inventor Richard P. Harvey

Richard P. Harvey 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: 6884617
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a regulatory molecule and to genetic sequences encoding same. More particularly, the present invention provides a molecule involved in, associated with or which otherwise facilitates myogenesis. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the regulatory molecule is a transcription factor involved in the expression of genes resulting in the determination of skeletal muscle (a sequence encoding the regulatory molecule is disclosed within the specification as Seq. Id. No: 2). The identification of the regulatory molecule of the present invention permits the development of agents capable of modulating myogenesis including therapeutic agents capable of ameliorating aberrations in pyogenesis such as but not limited to myogenic cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Inventors: Lorraine Robb, Glenn C. Begley, Richard P. Harvey
  • Patent number: 5047213
    Abstract: A biological sensor which utilizes the phenomenon of surface plasmon resonance to detect the refractive index change which occurs when two components--for example antibody and corresponding antigen--react with one another. Surface plasmon resonance takes place at the sloping exit surface of an optical waveguide such as a fiber optic 23. The input end of fiber optic 12 is connected to a light source 12. A layer 25 of metal is applied to the sloping exit surface so as to cause total internal reflection of the light proceeding down the fiber optic. Reflected light is detected by a detector 13. A sensitive, for example antibody, layer 26 is applied to the metal layer. Sample (not shown) reacts with layer 26 in such a way that the refractive index changes. Provided conditions are correct, this variation in refractive index can be monitored in detector 13 by virtue of the surface plasmon resonance which occurs in the area of total internal reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Amersham International PLC
    Inventors: Martin F. Finlan, Richard P. Harvey
  • Patent number: 4311366
    Abstract: The invention concerns an image focusing system for use in a reprographic camera. To improve the compactness of such a camera, it is known to provide a reflecting element to fold the optical axis extending from an object plane O to the image plane. The known disposition of the reflecting element between a focusing lens system and the image plane necessitates a very large reflecting surface area to satisfy the usual operational requirements of the aperture and field angle. This precludes the use of prisms as the reflecting element, and therefore introduces instability where image reversal is required since a roof mirror, in which the roof angle may drift, must be used.It is proposed to arrange the reflecting element within the focusing lens system, i.e. between two lens assemblies to permit smaller elements, and more particularly interchangeable plane and roof reflector prisms, to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: J. H. Dallmeyer Limited
    Inventors: Alan D. Clark, Richard P. Harvey, Colin A. Leming