Patents by Inventor Robert Scott Spurgiesz

Robert Scott Spurgiesz 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: 7026467
    Abstract: MLVA methods for strain discrimination among Mycobacterium tuberculosum strains are disclosed. Nine VNTR loci have been identified from genomic sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosum strains and primer pairs suitable for amplifying the VNTR by PCR are disclosed. Polymorphisms at these loci were used to resolve genotypes into distinct groups. This sub-typing scheme is useful for the epidemiological study of Mycobacterium tuberculosum and may be applied to the local detection of the pathological causative agent of tuberculosum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, acting for and on behalf of, Northern Arizona University
    Inventors: Paul S. Keim, Robert Scott Spurgiesz, James M. Schupp
  • Publication number: 20040121366
    Abstract: MLVA methods for strain discrimination among Mycobacterium tuberculosum strains are disclosed. Nine VNTR loci have been identified from genomic sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosum strains and primer pairs suitable for amplifying the VNTR by PCR are disclosed. Polymorphisms at these loci were used to resolve genotypes into distinct groups. This sub-typing scheme is useful for the epidemiological study of Mycobacterium tuberculosum and may be applied to the local detection of the pathological causative agent of tuberculosum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Paul S. Keim, Robert Scott Spurgiesz, James M. Schupp