Patents by Inventor Victor Nicholson

Victor Nicholson 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: 20190214107
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods and systems for engineering target proteins, based on protein sequence characteristics that influence the likelihood of obtaining a crystal suitable for X-ray structure solution, to improve protein crystallization, as well as related material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Victor NAUMOV, William Nicholson PRICE, II, Samuel K. HANDELMAN, John Francis HUNT, III
  • Patent number: 10294266
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods and systems for engineering target proteins, based on protein sequence characteristics that influence the likelihood of obtaining a crystal suitable for X-ray structure solution, to improve protein crystallization, as well as related material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Victor Naumov, William Nicholson Price, Samuel K. Handelman, John Frances Hunt
  • Patent number: 5697047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automated optoelectronic switched distribution system. A head end switching control center is provided. Optical fibers are connected to the head end switching control center. Subsidiary switching control centers (SCC) are connected to the optical fibers. Coaxial feeders are connected to the subsidiary switching control centers. Subscribers are connected to each feeder. Each feeder can carry numerous channels and each subscriber is connected to at least two allocated channels from the feeder. The subsidiary switching control center has remote switching and processing converters for receiving signals from the optical fibers and transmitting signals to a channel allocated to an individual subscriber. Each subsidiary switching control center has a remote switching and processing converter-transmit to receive signals from a subscriber's allocated transmit channel and to direct that signal to an output channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Victor Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4901367
    Abstract: A two-way cable distribution system for offices and office/apartment complexes wherein a single cable is used to interconnect tenants or owners with video/audio, facsimile, security and data services; with each user being allocated dual TV channels for the simultaneous transmission and reception of programs--all with complete privacy. User's multi-channel remote switching and processing converters (RSPC) are mounted in the switching control center where they also double as precision frequency controlled channel processors and eliminate problems of switching video crosstalk that occurs with IF or baseband switching. Spectrum capacity on each riser exceeds 800 MHz and enables more than 60 users per riser, each to be assigned 12 MHz bandwidth, without the need for line extenders amplifiers. Trunking of signals between buildings within a complex is not required because of riser transmissions that assign user drops in descending frequency along the length of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: Victor Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4077006
    Abstract: A two-way cable television broadcasting system wherein a single coaxial cable is used to deliver TV and FM programs to many subscribers with each subscriber having a specific allocated band of frequencies for reception of any desired television or FM program and where each subscriber can independently select the program desired to be seen and/or heard which will be delivered to the subscriber over an allocated band of frequencies. The subscriber drops from said coaxial cable are so arranged that they descend in frequency along the length of the feeder cable. Automatic switching of any incoming program to any drop is achieved by means of converting all incoming channels to a common I.F. frequency at an amplifier or control station and then deconverting said frequency to the desired outgoing band of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1978
    Inventor: Victor Nicholson
  • Patent number: RE31639
    Abstract: A two-way cable television broadcasting system wherein a single coaxial cable is used to deliver TV and FM programs to many subscribers with each subscriber having a specific allocated band of frequencies for reception of any desired television or FM program and where each subscriber can independently select the program desired to be seen and/or heard which will be delivered to the subscriber over an allocated band of frequencies. The subscriber drops from said coaxial cable are so arranged that they descend in frequency along the length of the feeder cable. Automatic switching of any incoming program to any drop is achieved by means of converting all incoming channels to a common I.F. frequency at an amplifier or control station and then deconverting said frequency to the desired outgoing band of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Inventor: Victor Nicholson