Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Ross

Ronald J. Ross 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: 20200369745
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides T-cell modulatory multimeric polypeptides (“T-Cell-MMPs”) comprising an immunomodulatory polypeptide (“MOD”) that may be selected to exhibit reduced binding affinity to a cognate co-immunomodulatory polypeptide (“Co-MOD”) and a location for covalently attaching a molecule that can serve as an epitope, such as an epitope peptide. Once the epitope molecule is attached the resulting T-Cell-MMP-epitope conjugates are useful for modulating the activity of a T-cell by delivering immunomodulatory peptides, such as IL-2 or IL-2 variants that exhibit reduced binding affinity for IL-2R, to the T-cells in an epitope selective/specific manner, and accordingly, for modulating an immune response in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald D. SEIDEL, III, Rodolfo J. CHAPARRO, John F. Ross
  • Publication number: 20200241569
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an optimal trajectory path tasking for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for collection of data on one or more collection targets by a sensor on the UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Isaac M. ROSS, Ronald J. PROULX, Mark KARPENKO
  • Publication number: 20200172595
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antigen-presenting polypeptides, including single-chain antigen-presenting polypeptides and multimeric antigen-presenting polypeptides. The present disclosure provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences encoding antigen-presenting polypeptides of the present disclosure, as well as cells genetically modified with the nucleic acids. An antigen-presenting polypeptide of the present disclosure is useful for modulating activity of a T cell. Thus, the present disclosure provides methods of modulating activity of a T cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald D. Seidel, III, Rodolfo J. Chaparro, John F. Ross
  • Patent number: 4818518
    Abstract: Dentifrice compositions are provided having an effervescent and cleansing action. The dentifrice compositions are formed from an essentially anhydrous dentifrice base medium and an inorganic oxide material containing an adsorbed gas. Upon contact of the dentifrice composition with water, an effervescent action occurs as the gas is desorbed from the inorganic oxide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Anthony J. Gioffre, Ronald J. Ross
  • Patent number: 4666693
    Abstract: A process is provided for achieving a high degree of exchange for zeolites, e.g., Zeolites F and W. After preparation of the ammonium form, the zeolite is contacted with a solution containing the desired metal cation while simultaneously maintaining the pH at between about 9.0 and 12.0 to provide a final product zeolite wherein the desired metal cation will correspond to at least about 0.5 of the total zeolitic cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald J. Ross, John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 4663052
    Abstract: A process for the removal of water and other polar compounds from an acidic stream containing water and at least one acid compound comprising contacting the acidic stream with an adsorbent comprising a chabazite-type zeolite wherein said adsorbent has a M.sub.2 O/Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 mole oxide ratio of at least 0.5 where "M" is at least one cation selected from the group consisting of potassium, rubidium and cesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, Moez M. Nagji, Ronald J. Ross, Joseph P. Ausikaitis, Desh R. Garg
  • Patent number: 4627972
    Abstract: Dentifrice compositions are provided having an effervescent and cleansing action. The dentifrice compositions are formed from an essentially anhydrous dentifrice base medium and an inorganic oxide material containing an adsorbed gas. Upon contact of the dentifrice composition with water, an effervescent action occurs as the gas is desorbed from the inorganic oxide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Gioffre, Ronald J. Ross
  • Patent number: 4592855
    Abstract: Effervescent compositions are provided having an effervescent and cleansing action. The effervescent compositions are formed from an essentially anhydrous base medium and an inorganic oxide material containing an adsorbed gas. Upon contact of the composition with water an effervescent action occurs as the gas is desorbed from the inorganic oxide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Gioffre, Ronald J. Ross
  • Patent number: 4556550
    Abstract: A process is provided for achieving a high degree of exchange for zeolites, e.g., Zeolites F and W. After preparation of the ammonium form, the zeolite is contacted with a solution containing the desired metal cation while simultaneously maintaining the pH at between about 9.0 and 12.0 to provide a final product zeolite wherein the desired metal cation will correspond to at least about 0.5 of the total zeolitic cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald J. Ross, John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 4344851
    Abstract: Ammonium ions are selectively removed from aqueous solutions containing calcium cations by cation exchange with natural or synthetic zeolites of the phillipsitegismondite type, which possess unusual capacity and selectivity for the ammonium ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, Ronald J. Ross
  • Patent number: 4123390
    Abstract: Zeolite agglomerates in which the distribution of capillary pores is modified to enhance the number of pores in the diameter range of from 2 to 100 microns are found to have a greatly improved ability to release adsorbed CO.sub.2 into liquid media in a manner which favors both a high rate of desorption and a high degree of solubility of the desorbate gases in the liquid media. The agglomerates are particularly useful for the carbonation of an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, Ronald J. Ross