David A Behr, Randall B Jones: Computerized navigation system. Shields Enterprises, Alice O Martin, August 6, 1996: US05543789 (437 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and system for providing route guidance information from a base unit to a remote unit in response to a request from the remote unit. The remote unit may be a mobile unit or a fixed unit. A query is formatted at the remote unit, the query including the request, and com ...

Dale R Peterson, Nancy Nousek Goebl: Isolation of precursor cells from hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic tissues and their use in vivo bone and cartilage regeneration. DePuy Orthopaedics, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, March 13, 2001: US06200606 (333 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the isolation of cartilage or bone precursor cells from hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells and their use in bone and cartilage regeneration procedures. The precursor cells are used for in vivo bone or cartilage repair by transplanting the cells, with or withou ...

Sen M Kuo: Electronic pillow for abating snoring/environmental noises, hands-free communications, and non-invasive monitoring and recording. Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, Barnes & Thornburg, Alice O Martin, December 4, 2012: US08325934 (60 worldwide citation)

An electronic pillow including a pillow unit encasing at least one error microphone and at least one loudspeaker in electrical connection with a controller unit, the pillow unit also including a power source, and a reference sensing unit including at least one reference microphone in electrical conn ...

Boris Strizhkov, Sergei Tillib, Vladimir Mikhailovich, Andrei Mirzabekov: PCR amplification on microarrays of gel immobilized oligonucleotides. University of Chicago, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, November 4, 2003: US06642000 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention relates two general methods for performing PCR amplification, combined with the detection and analysis of the PCR products on a microchip. In the first method, the amplification occurs both outside and within a plurality of gel pads on a microchip, with at least one oligonucleotide pri ...

Sigmund Weitzman, Bayar Thimmapaya, Leonard Anderson: Gene Targeting, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, August 1, 2000: US06096718 (30 worldwide citation)

Replication defective adenoviral vectors serve as vehicles for genes encoding products that kill cells in which the genes are transferred and activated. The novel vectors include tissue specific promoters, and are successful in targeting mammalian cancer cells, in particular human breast cancer cell ...

Alexander Pemov, Sergei Bavykin: Dual phase multiplex polymerase chain reaction. UChicago Argonne, Barnes & Thornburg, Alice O Martin, October 7, 2008: US07432055 (28 worldwide citation)

Highly specific and sensitive methods were developed for multiplex amplification of nucleic acids on supports such as microarrays. Based on a specific primer design, methods include five types of amplification that proceed in a reaction chamber simultaneously. These relate to four types of multiplex ...

Andrei Mirzabekov, Dmitry Y Guschin, Valentine Chik, Aleksei Drobyshev, Alexander Fotin, Gennadiy Yershov, Yuri Lysov: Customized oligonucleotide microchips that convert multiple genetic information to simple patterns, are portable and reusable. University of Chicago, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, October 1, 2002: US06458584 (27 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to using customized oligonucleotide microchips as biosensors for the detection and identification of nucleic acids specific for different genes, organisms and/or individuals in the environment, in food and in biological samples. The microchips are designed to convert multiple ...

Jeremy Jian Mao: Use of cyclic forces to expedite remodeling of craniofacial bones. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Barnes & Thornburg, Alice O Martin, April 18, 2006: US07029276 (23 worldwide citation)

Methods of treating malocclusion and inducing osteogenesis as well as an apparatus for treating malocclusion are described. The methods and apparatus utilize cyclic forces as compared to static forces to achieve their results.

William R Stott, Bruce Collings, Frank Londry, James Hager: Axial ejection resolution in multipole mass spectrometers. MDS, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, March 9, 2004: US06703607 (20 worldwide citation)

An improved method of operating a mass spectrometer having a linear ion trap wherein ions are axially ejected from the trap to a detector or subsequent mass analysis stage. The DC barrier field produced at the exit lens of the trap is scanned in conjunction with the scanning of other fields used to ...

Brad E Hossler: Hoist assembly. Tiffin Scenic Studios, Barnes & Thornburg, Alice O Martin, April 29, 2008: US07364136 (19 worldwide citation)

A hoist assembly for raising and lowering a load uses a plurality of flat tensile members and spool drums. A modular hoist system can be adapted to various configurations by mounting a plurality of hoist assemblies in combination.