Patents by Inventor Thomas Meade

Thomas Meade 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: 20050244954
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods useful in the acceleration of binding of target analytes to capture ligands on surfaces. Detection proceeds through the use of an electron transfer moiety (ETM) that is associated with the target analyte, either directly or indirectly, to allow electronic detection of the ETM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Gary Blackburn, Stephen Creager, Scott Fraser, Bruce Irvine, Thomas Meade, Stephen O'Connor, Robert Terbrueggen, Jost Vielmetter, Thomas Welch
  • Publication number: 20050155104
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to novel Xenorhabdus toxin complex (TC) proteins and genes that encode these proteins. More specifically, the subject invention relates to TC genes and proteins obtainable from Xenorhabdus bovienii strain ILM104.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Patricia Apel-Birkhold, Timothy Hey, Robin Thompson, Thomas Meade, Ze Li, Sean Russell, Joel Sheets, Justin Lira, Kristin Fencil, Jon Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20050003399
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods useful in the acceleration of binding of target analytes to capture ligands on surfaces. Detection proceeds through the use of an electron transfer moiety (ETM) that is associated with the target analyte, either directly or indirectly, to allow electronic detection of the ETM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Gary Blackburn, Stephen Creager, Scott Fraser, Bruce Irvine, Thomas Meade, Stephen O'Connor, Robert Terbrueggen, Jost Vielmetter, Thomas Welch
  • Publication number: 20050002866
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents and methods of detecting physiological signals or substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Scott Fraser
  • Publication number: 20040250310
    Abstract: This invention encompasses isolated genes and amino acids that confer insect control properties on plants, as well as plants comprising such genes. These genes are derived from the following sources: Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicotiana benthamiana, Oryzae sativa (vars indica IR7, japonica) and Papaver rhoeas. In a preferred embodiment, insect control is conferred against Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) larvae. This invention further provides both homologous and heterologous sequences with a high degree of functional similarities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Vipula Kiran Shukla, Thomas Meade, Iganacio Mario Larrinua
  • Publication number: 20040208907
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to the surprising discovery that toxin complex (TC) proteins, obtainable from Xenorhabdus, Photorhabdus, and Paenibacillus, can be used interchangeably with each other. In particularly preferred embodiments of the subject invention, the toxicity of a “stand-alone” TC protein (from Photorhabdus, Xenorhabdus, or Paenibacillus, for example) is enhanced by one or more TC protein “potentiators” derived from a source organism of a different genus from which the toxin was derived. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, this has broad implications and expands the range of utility that individual types of TC proteins will now be recognized to have. Among the most important advantages is that one skilled in the art will now be able to use a single set of potentiators to enhance the activity of a stand-alone Xenorhabdus protein toxin as well as a stand-alone Photorhabdus protein toxin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Amanda D. Schleper, Scott A. Bevan, Scott B. Bintrim, Jon C. Mitchell, Ze Sheng Li, Weiting Ni, Baolong Zhu, Donald J. Merlo, Patricia C. Apel-Birkhold, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 6713045
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel targeted magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents and methods of detecting physiological signals or substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Research Corporation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Scott Fraser, Russell Jacobs
  • Patent number: 5980862
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents and methods of detecting physiological signals or substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Research Corporation Technologies
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Scott Fraser, Russell Jacobs, Wenhong Li
  • Patent number: 5707605
    Abstract: The invention relates to magnetic resonance imaging agents comprising a paramagnetic metal ion bound to a complex wherein said complex comprises a chelator and a blocking moiety convalently attached to said chelator which binds in at least a first coordination site of said metal ion and which is capable of interacting with a target substance such that the exchange of water in at least said first coordination site is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Research Corporation Technologies
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Scott Fraser, Russell Jacobs