Patents by Inventor Steven Cobb

Steven Cobb 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: 10744686
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for creating a structure including a vasculature network. A film deposition device is configured to dispense droplets onto a surface of a substrate to form a curable fugitive pre-patterned liquid film on the surface of the substrate. An electrohydrodynamic film patterning (EHD-FP) device has a patterned electrode structure formed to generate an electric field and to subject the film on the surface of the substrate to the electric field. The film thereby being formed by the EHD-FP into patterned features in response to being subjected to the electric field. Then a casting system is configured to cover the patterned features in an epoxy to form patterned structures, wherein the patterned structures comprise a fugitive vasculature structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Corie Lynn Cobb, John Steven Paschkewitz
  • Patent number: 10640393
    Abstract: A water treatment apparatus that includes: at least one module which operatively and selectively treats one or both of an original household hot water received from the household hot water line and water flowing through the module and treats cold water received from an original household cold water line that flows through; a process control unit whereby a user selects a desired treatment option for the water flowing through the apparatus to be dispensed to the user; one or more plumbing connections which operatively divert the original household hot and cold water flow to the user selected water treatment module so as to dispense to the user the selected treated water; and one or more valves which operatively cooperate with the process control unit to direct the water flow within the apparatus so as to provide the user with the selected treated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominique Cobb, Erdogan Ergican, Wyndham F. Gary, Jr., Mark Graff, Eric Hill, Beth Jackson, Antony Kirk, Steven J. Kuehl, Joseph R. Peters, Michael Seeley, Rex D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10040819
    Abstract: A method for chemically modifying a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is described. The method comprises contacting a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof with a fluoro-heteroaromatic compound to activate the peptide, derivative or analogue thereof. The activated peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is then contacted with a nucleophile or base to create a chemically modified peptide, derivative or analogue thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Durham
    Inventors: Steven Cobb, Christopher Coxon, Graham Sandford
  • Publication number: 20180201647
    Abstract: The invention relates to peptoids, derivatives and analogues thereof, and to methods of chemically synthesising such compounds. The invention relates to mixed peptoids, derivatives and analogues thereof comprising lysine and arginine type monomers, which may be linear or cyclic, and to their uses in therapy, for example as antimicrobial agents, and in methods for treating microbial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Cobb, Hannah Bolt
  • Patent number: 9844718
    Abstract: A snowboard binding includes a baseplate configured to secure to an upper surface of a snowboard a high back and straps secure to the baseplate. A drive plate is secured to the upper surface of the baseplate and has a stiffness effective to change ride properties of the snowboard. The drive plate may include a laminate structure including one or more composite layers such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium. A carriage may mount the drive plate to the snowboard and may define a recess for receiving the drive plate. Tabs may extend from the lower surface of the carriage and engage corresponding apertures in the baseplate. The tabs may have hooked end portions to secure the carriage to the baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Mervin Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ferrel, Dain Engebretsen, Steven Cobb, Ryan Smith
  • Publication number: 20170204134
    Abstract: A method for preparing a cyclic peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is described. The method comprises contacting a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof with a fluoro-heteroaromatic compound to cyclise the peptide, derivative or analogue thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Cobb, Christopher Coxon, Graham Sandford
  • Publication number: 20170106269
    Abstract: A snowboard binding includes a baseplate configured to secure to an upper surface of a snowboard a high back and straps secure to the baseplate. A drive plate is secured to the upper surface of the baseplate and has a stiffness effective to change ride properties of the snowboard. The drive plate may include a laminate structure including one or more composite layers such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium. A carriage may mount the drive plate to the snowboard and may define a recess for receiving the drive plate. Tabs may extend from the lower surface of the carriage and engage corresponding apertures in the baseplate. The tabs may have hooked end portions to secure the carriage to the baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Ferrel, Dain Engebretsen, Steven Cobb, Ryan Smith
  • Publication number: 20170081360
    Abstract: A method for chemically modifying a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is described. The method comprises contacting a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof with a fluoro-heteroaromatic compound to activate the peptide, derivative or analogue thereof. The activated peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is then contacted with a nucleophile or base to create a chemically modified peptide, derivative or analogue thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Cobb, Christopher Coxon, Graham Sandford