Patents by Inventor Thomas Ferrara

Thomas Ferrara 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: 20190210950
    Abstract: Disclosed are halo substituted derivative compounds of sobetirome with improved pharmacological characteristics relative to sobetirome, pharmaceutical compositions that include those compounds and methods of treating diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders using those pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Thomas SCANLAN, Jordan DEVERAUX, Andrew PLACZEK, Tapasree BANERJI, Skylar FERRARA, James Matthew MEINIG, Tania BANERJI
  • Publication number: 20050208849
    Abstract: A method and structure for forming and using a portable floatation apparatus. The portable floatation apparatus comprises a platform structure physically attached to a buoyancy structure and at least one removable buoyancy structure removably attached to the portable floatation apparatus. The floatation apparatus is adapted to support a dog over water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Ferrara
  • Patent number: 5491477
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting and controlling the position of a pointer on a computer screen without permitting any rotation of the apparatus relative to the marker is described. The apparatus comprises a pantagraph device, namely a plate, connect by two arms to a gripable element, and by a separate two arms to a housing, the apparatus being coupled to a position sensing system such as a mouse ball or optical sensing system. This apparatus can be used for easily and accurately controlling a pointer for painting programs and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Clark, Alan C. Kay, Thomas Ferrara
  • Patent number: 4112924
    Abstract: A means to prevent backflow during vena-puncture by employing a one way valve in conjunction with an evacuated tubular element which has at its opened end a resilient stopper which is used to house or contain said valve and which acts as a sealant for the system. The stopper allows penetration by a special two-ended cannula which is threaded into a holder used to hold the tubular element during vena puncture. Blood flows from the vein, through the cannula, into the hollow portion of the stopper containing the valve and subsequently into the tubular element for storage. During blood collection, blood is prevented from backflowing by the closing action of the valve. In this manner contamination to the patient by particulate matter within the tubular element is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventors: Louis Thomas Ferrara, Janet Roccisano