Patents by Inventor Robert J. Kaiser, Jr.

Robert J. Kaiser, Jr. 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: 20190225310
    Abstract: An arrangement of fenders nested together for compact storage, the fenders including two or more cylindrical bodies having a cavity accessed through the fender top, the fenders being similar shape but graduated in size such that the cavity of a larger fender tensionally receives the next smaller sized fender, the outer diameter of the smaller fender equal to the inner diameter of the larger fender cavity. A fender has a rigid inner core surrounded by a compressible shell made of foam or similar material. The inner core has attachment points for a rope or line. The smallest nesting fender in the set has a cavity diameter sized to fit a commercially-available, off-the-shelf fender. The fenders may be separated and deployed at individual locations on a vessel, or kept together and deployed as a single fender capable of absorbing a greater impact than any of the fenders individually would absorb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Contact Left, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Denney, JR., Eoin J. Dunstan, Robert G. Carrasca, Christopher R. Hamlin, Kathryn Crabb, Dylan Piper-Kaiser
  • Patent number: 6054564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cloning of the gene of a thermophilic DNA ligase, from Thermus aquaticus strain HB8, and the use of this ligase for the detection of specific sequences of nucleotides in a variety of nucleic acid samples, and more particularly in those samples containing a DNA sequence characterized by a difference in the nucleic acid sequence from a standard sequence including single nucleic acid base pair changes, deletions, insertions or translocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignees: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc., California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Francis Barany, John Zebala, Deborah Nickerson, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr., Leroy Hood
  • Patent number: 5830711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cloning of the gene of a thermophilic DNA ligase, from Thermus aquaticus strain HB8, and the use of this ligase for the detection of specific sequences of nucleotides in a variety of nucleic acid samples, and more particularly in those samples containing a DNA sequence characterized by a difference in the nucleic acid sequence from a standard sequence including single nucleic acid base pair changes, deletions, insertions or translocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignees: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc., California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Francis Barany, John Zebala, Deborah Nickerson, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr., Leroy Hood
  • Patent number: 5494810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cloning of the gene of a thermophilic DNA ligase, from Thermus aquaticus strain HB8, and the use of this ligase in a ligase chain reaction (LCR) assay for the detection of specific sequences of nucleotides in a variety of nucleic acid samples, and more particularly in those samples containing a DNA sequence characterized by a difference in the nucleic acid sequence from a standard sequence including single nucleic acid base pair changes, deletions, insertions or translocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Barany, John Zebala, Deborah Nickerson, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr., Leroy Hood
  • Patent number: 5118802
    Abstract: The invention consists of compounds and methods for the synthesis of oligonucleotides which contain one or more free aliphatic amino groups attached to the sugar moieties of the nucleoside subunits. The synthetic method is versatile and general, permitting amino groups to be selectively placed at any position on oligonucleotides of any composition or length which is attainable by current DNA synthetic methods. Fluorescent dyes or other detectable moieties may be covalently attached to the amino groups to yield the corresponding modified oligonucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Smith, Steven Fung, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5118800
    Abstract: The invention consists of compounds and methods for the synthesis of oligonucleotides which contain one or more free aliphatic amino groups attached to the sugar moieties of the nucleoside subunits. The synthetic method is versatile and general, permitting amino groups to be selectively placed at any position on oligonucleotides of any composition or length which is attainable by current DNA synthetic methods. Fluorescent dyes or other detectable moieties may be covalently attached to the amino groups to yield the corresponding modified oligonucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Smith, Steven Fung, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5015733
    Abstract: The invention consists of compounds and methods for the synthesis of oligonucleotides which contain one or more free aliphatic amino groups attached to the sugar moieties of the nucleoside subunits. The synthetic method is versatile and general, permitting amino groups to be selectively placed at any position on oligonucleotides of any composition or length which is attainable by current DNA synthetic methods. Fluorescent dyes or other detectable moieites may be covalently attached to the amino groups to yield the corresponding modified oligonucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Smith, Steven Fund, Robert J. Kaiser, Jr.