Patents by Inventor Stephen Harrison

Stephen Harrison 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: 20190275473
    Abstract: A lithium extraction composite comprising: (i) a porous support and (ii) particles of a lithium-selective sorbent material coated on at least one surface of the support, wherein the support has a planar membrane, fiber (or rod), or tubular shape. A method for extracting and recovering a lithium salt from an aqueous solution by use of the above-described composition is also described, the method comprising (a) flowing the aqueous source solution through a first zone or over a first surface of the lithium extraction composite to result in selective lithium intercalation in the lithium-selective sorbent material in the first zone or first surface; and (b) simultaneously recovering lithium salt extracted in step (a) from said lithium-selective sorbent material by flowing an aqueous stripping solution through a second zone or over a second surface of the lithium extraction composite in which lithium ions from the first zone or first surface diffuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ramesh R. Bhave, Stephen Harrison, Bruce A. Moyer, M. Parans Paranthaman
  • Publication number: 20190255169
    Abstract: The invention generally provides compositions and methods of treating or preventing an arenavirus infection, using an agent that inhibits binding of an arenavirus glycoprotein 1 (GP1) polypeptide to transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1). The invention also provides methods of designing or identifying therapeutic agents that bind to or target a GP1 receptor-binding site (RBS) to inhibit arenavirus attachment to a cell, and therapeutic agents identified using the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: JONATHAN ABRAHAM, STEPHEN HARRISON, KAI WUCHERPFENNIG
  • Publication number: 20190238389
    Abstract: A digital audio gateway device for use in a wireless network of digital audio playback devices. The gateway device is wirelessly linked to one or more digital audio playback devices to provide a gateway to the Internet for the digital audio playback devices. In addition to functioning as a gateway, the device provides additional functionality and may act as a cache of digital audio data for the various digital audio players connected in the wireless network and may also act to automatically update digital audio content on the audio players, synchronize digital audio content and playlists between the digital audio players and continue automatically or upon user request a particular playlist as the user moves from one digital audio player to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jonathan Spurgat, Stephen Christopher Gladwin, Hoyet Harrison Andrews, III
  • Publication number: 20190225854
    Abstract: This invention relates to treated geothermal brine compositions containing reduced concentrations of lithium, iron and silica compared to the untreated brines. Exemplary compositions contain concentration of lithium ranges from 0 to 200 mg/kg, concentration of silica ranges from 0 to 30 mg/kg, concentration of iron ranges from 0 to 300 mg/kg. Exemplary compositions also contain reduced concentrations of elements like arsenic, barium, and lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Alger Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, John Burba, III
  • Publication number: 20190219900
    Abstract: A gimbal mount system is configured to a couple to a gimbal coupled to and securing a camera. The gimbal mount system includes a handle, a power source, a user interface, a mounting interface, a communication interface, and a communication bus. The mounting interface is located within an end of the gimbal mount system and includes an opening configured to receive a reciprocal mounting protrusion of the gimbal. A locking mechanism removably couples the gimbal to the gimbal mount system. The communication interface is located within the mounting interface and is configured to couple to a reciprocal communication interface of the gimbal. The communication bus is coupled to the power source, user interface, and communication interface and is configured to provide power from the power source to the gimbal. The communication bus may provide instructions to the gimbal based on user input received via the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Theresa Loney Casarez, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Stephen Yui, Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: 10328029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oral pharmaceutical compositions comprising nitisinone, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, their use in the treatment of tyrosinemia, such as Hereditary Tyrosinemia type-1 (HT-1), or alkaptonuria. The compositions have improved stability characteristics. The invention also relates to processes for producing nitisinone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CYCLE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
    Inventors: James Harrison, Stephen Fuller, Tobias Josef Brown
  • Patent number: 10328424
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preparing a lithium activated alumina intercalate solid by contacting a three-dimensional activated alumina with a lithium salt under conditions sufficient to infuse lithium salts into activated alumina for the selective extraction and recovery of lithium from lithium containing solutions, including brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: All American Lithium LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, C. V. Krishnamohan Sharma, M. Scott Conley
  • Publication number: 20190167783
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to an HIV-1 vaccine and, in particular, to a B cell lineage-based vaccination protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Barton F. HAYNES, Garnett KELSOE, Stephen HARRISON, Thomas B. KEPLER
  • Patent number: 10266915
    Abstract: A solid particulate composition useful in extracting a lithium salt from aqueous solutions, the composition comprising lithium, metal atoms, oxygen atoms, and at least one anionic species (X) selected from halide, nitrate, sulfate, carbonate and bicarbonate, all in a framework structure, wherein said metal atoms are selected from at least one of oxophilic main group metal and oxophilic transition metal atoms, provided that, if the metal atoms comprise aluminum atoms, then at least 10 mol % of said aluminum atoms are substituted with at least one metal atom selected from said at least one oxophilic main group and oxophilic transition metal atoms, other than aluminum, and wherein said lithium is present in said composition in an amount less than a saturated amount in order to permit extraction of lithium salt. Methods for extracting and recovering a lithium salt from an aqueous solution by use of the above-described composition are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: UT-Battelle, LLC, Alger Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Ramesh R. Bhave, Bruce A. Moyer, Stephen Harrison
  • Patent number: 10192025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of rotavirus particles for displaying a heterologous protein, alone or in complex with another molecule. The invention further relates to methods that employ these modified rotavirus particles to rapidly determine the structure of the heterologous protein or the complex using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). The invention also relates to a method of immunizing a patient, wherein said method comprises administering to the patient the modified rotavirus particles of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Philip R. Dormitzer, Nikolaus Grigorieff, Stephen Harrison, Junhua Pan, Ethan Settembre
  • Patent number: 10190030
    Abstract: This invention relates to treated geothermal brine compositions containing reduced concentrations of lithium, iron and silica compared to the untreated brines. Exemplary compositions contain concentration of lithium ranges from 0 to 200 mg/kg, concentration of silica ranges from 0 to 30 mg/kg, concentration of iron ranges from 0 to 300 mg/kg. Exemplary compositions also contain reduced concentrations of elements like arsenic, barium, and lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Alger Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, John Burba
  • Publication number: 20180305411
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and in particular to a vaccine for HIV-1 and to methods of making and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jerome KIM, Stephen HARRISON, Barton F. HAYNES, Georgia D. TOMARAS, Nelson MICHAEL
  • Patent number: 10092638
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to an HIV-1 vaccine and, in particular, to a B cell lineage-based vaccination protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: DUKE UNIVERSITY, CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barton F. Haynes, Garnett Kelsoe, Stephen Harrison, Thomas B. Kepler
  • Patent number: 10040826
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and in particular to a vaccine for HIV-1 and to methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: DUKE UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jerome Kim, Stephen Harrison, Barton F. Haynes, Georgia D. Tomaras, Nelson Michael
  • Patent number: 9995121
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for selective removal of silica and silicon containing compounds from solutions that include silica and silicon containing compounds, including geothermal brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Alger Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Harrison
  • Patent number: 9961852
    Abstract: The invention provides oat seed and plants of the oat variety FL0720 that have resistance to crown rust. The invention further provides seed and plants of the oat variety FL0720 and progeny produced with at least one of these plants as a parent. The invention also relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of hybrid oat variety FL0720.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Md Ali Babar, Ronald D. Barnett, Ann R. Blount, Stephen A. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20180096000
    Abstract: A method and software tool for identifying relationships between columns of one or more data tables are disclosed. In the disclosed method, a relationship indicator is computed for each of a plurality of column pairs, each column pair comprising respective first and second columns selected from the one or more data tables. The relationship indicator comprises a measure of a relationship (e.g. indicating a strength or likelihood of a relationship) between data of the first column and data of the second column. Relationships between columns of the data tables are then identified in dependence on the computed relationship indicators. The identified relationships may be used to create and execute data queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, Daljit Rehal
  • Publication number: 20180072581
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the preparation of lithium carbonate from lithium chloride containing brines. The method can include a silica removal step, capturing lithium chloride, recovering lithium chloride, supplying lithium chloride to an electrochemical cell and producing lithium hydroxide, contacting the lithium hydroxide with carbon dioxide to produce lithium carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Harrison
  • Publication number: 20180056283
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preparing a lithium activated alumina intercalate solid by contacting a three-dimensional activated alumina with a lithium salt under conditions sufficient to infuse lithium salts into activated alumina for the selective extraction and recovery of lithium from lithium containing solutions, including brines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, C.V. Krishnamohan Sharma, M. Scott Conley
  • Publication number: 20170347602
    Abstract: The invention provides oat seed and plants of the oat variety FL0720 that have resistance to crown rust. The invention further provides seed and plants of the oat variety FL0720 and progeny produced with at least one of these plants as a parent. The invention also relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of hybrid oat variety FL0720.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Md Ali Babar, Ronald D. Barnett, Ann R. Blount, Stephen A. Harrison