Patents by Inventor Roberto Mariani

Roberto Mariani 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: 20080132681
    Abstract: Modified human interferon polypeptides and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: AMBRX, INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Maria A. HAYS, Bruce E. KIMMEL, Ho Sung CHO, Bee-Cheng SIM, David C. LITZINGER, Roberto MARIANI, Vadim KRAYNOV, Nick Knudsen, Thomas O. DANIEL, Alan KODER, Stuart BUSSELL, Junjie LIU, Zhenwei MIAO, Theresa MORROW
  • Publication number: 20080119640
    Abstract: Modified human interferon polypeptides and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: AMBRX, INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Maria A. HAYS, Bruce E. KIMMEL, Ho Sung CHO, Bee-Cheng SIM, David C. LITZINGER, Roberto MARIANI, Vadim KRAYNOV, Nick Knudsen, Thomas O. DANIEL, Alan KODER, Stuart BUSSELL, Junjie LIU, Zhenwei MIAO, Theresa MORROW
  • Publication number: 20080113408
    Abstract: Modified biosynthetic polypeptide fusion inhibitors, methods for manufacturing, and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: AMBRX, INC.
    Inventors: Roberto MARIANI, Bruce E. KIMMEL
  • Publication number: 20080112943
    Abstract: Modified biosynthetic polypeptide fusion inhibitors, methods for manufacturing, and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: AMBRX, INC.
    Inventors: Roberto MARIANI, Bruce E. KIMMEL
  • Publication number: 20080108792
    Abstract: Modified human interferon polypeptides and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: AMBRX, INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Maria Hays, Bruce Kimmel, Ho Sung Cho, Bee-Cheng SIM, David Litzinger, Roberto Mariani, Vadim Kraynov, Nick Knudsen, Thomas Daniel, Alan Koder, Stuart Bussell, Junjie Liu, Zhenwei Miao, Theresa Morrow
  • Patent number: 7266225
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for estimating face direction using a single gray-level image (110, 150) of a face are described. Given the single image (110, 150), a face direction can be determined by computing a nose axis (140, 180) maximising a correlation measure between left and right sides (120, 130; 160, 170) of the face. The correlation measure is computed by comparing one of the two sides (A) with another synthetic side (C) derived from the other side (B) using symmetry and perspective transforms. Optionally, this process can be accelerated using a contrast enhancement algorithm taking advantage of the circumstances that the nose is the part of a face reflecting the most light and that this reflected light is represented as a line-like region close to the real nose axis. The computation result is a word describing the spatial position of the face and combining height (“up”, “normal”, “down”) and neck-rotation (“left”, “frontal”, “right”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Agency For Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Roberto Mariani, Jiankang Wu
  • Publication number: 20070086626
    Abstract: A single image from a camera (14) is captured of an individual (40) seeking entry through a door held by a door latch (24). An image processor (16) looks for and locates a tag (42) worn by the individual (40) in the image and reads an identification (ID) code from the tag (42). A comparator (20) compares this ID code with ID codes in an identification database (22) to find a match. Once a match of ID codes is found, the image processor (16) looks for and locates a face (44) of the individual (40) in the image and extracts facial features from the face (44). The comparator (20) compares the extracted facial features with facial features associated with the matched ID code, from the identification database (22), to find a match. Once there is a match of facial features, the door latch (24) is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: XID TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD
    Inventors: Roberto Mariani, Han Xu, Yuanxin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20060233426
    Abstract: A face recognition and/or verification system including the step of registering a persons actual face wherein an image of the actual face is captured and synthesized to create a plurality of face prototypes, and wherein the face prototypes are stored for later analysis and comparison with a captured image to be recognised or verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: Agency for Science, Technology
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani
  • Publication number: 20060019347
    Abstract: Modified biosynthetic polypeptide molecules, methods for manufacturing, and uses thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Ambrx, Inc.
    Inventors: Ho Cho, Thomas Daniel, Anna-Maria Hays, Troy Wilson, David Litzinger, Roberto Mariani, Bruce Kimmel, William Keefe
  • Publication number: 20040062424
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for estimating face direction using a single gray-level image (110, 150) of a face are described. Given the single image (110, 150), a face direction can be determined by computing a nose axis (140, 180) maximising a correlation measure between left and right sides (120, 130; 160, 170) of the face. The correlation measure is computed by comparing one of the two sides (A) with another synthetic side (C) derived from the other side (B) using symmetry and perspective transforms. Optionally, this process can be accelerated using a contrast enhancement algorithm taking advantage of the circumstances that the nose is the part of a face reflecting the most light and that this reflected light is represented as a line-like region close to the real nose axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Kent Ridge Digital Labs
    Inventors: Roberto Mariani, Jiankang Wu
  • Patent number: 6707933
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for estimating face direction using a single gray-level image (110, 150) of a face are described. Given the single image (110, 150), a face direction can be determined by computing a nose axis (140, 180) maximizing a correlation measure between left and right sides (120, 130; 160, 170) of the face. The correlation measure is computed by comparing one of the two sides (A) with another synthetic side (C) derived from the other side (B) using symmetry and perspective transforms. Optionally, this process can be accelerated using a contrast enhancement algorithm taking advantage of the circumstances that the nose is the part of a face reflecting the most light and that this reflected light is represented as a line-like region close to the real nose axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Kent Ridge Digital Labs
    Inventors: Roberto Mariani, Jiankang Wu
  • Patent number: 5133109
    Abstract: An apparatus for the adjustable attachment of a wardrobe for (42) to a door supporting arm (SA) comprises a first part (1) for attachment to the supporting arm (SA); a second part (7); and, a third part (8) which is mounted to the door (42). Threaded rotatable tangs (27) are provided to adjust the position of the first part (1) with respect to the second part (7) in a first direction. Threaded rotatable tangs (29) are also provided to adjust the position of the second part (7) with respect to the third part (8) in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: O.M.M. di Enrico e Ing. Roberto Natale Mariani s.n.c.
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani
  • Patent number: 5056951
    Abstract: A device for connecting an arm (2) to a fastening plate (3) comprises an external casing (11) rotatably coupled to the fastening plate (3) by a pivot assembly (5). The external casing (11) is provided with a substantially cylindrical cavity having a hemispherical bottom accessible from the outside of the casing (11). The pivot (5) extends with clearance through a cylindrical cavity of a substantially spherical internal casing (21). The internal casing (21) is fastened to an extremity of the arm (2). The arm (2) extends with clearance through a clamping collar (13). The clamping collar (13) is slidably mounted in the cavity of the external casing (11) for exerting pressure against the internal casing (21) and for clamping the arm (2) in a desired variable angular position with respect to a central axis of the cavity of the external casing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Ditta Mariani Enrico
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani
  • Patent number: 4917446
    Abstract: The door is connected to the fixed frame of a cabinet by means of two elbow-shaped horizontal arms each of which is constituted by two branches, by an elbow and by two extremities rotatable round respective pivots. The ratio between the length of the second branch and that of the first branch is greater than 1 and the ratio between the length of said first branch and the distance (A) between said pivot and the closest point of the door in the closed position is equal to or greater than 1.In the displacement of the door, the two elbow-shaped horizontal arms co-operate with a guide whereby the door is maintained substantially parallel to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Ditta Mariani Enrico
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani