David A Petersen: Spinal plug for a minimally invasive facet joint fusion system. minSURG International, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Don J Pelto, May 4, 2010: US07708761 (118 worldwide citation)

A frustum shaped body has an aperture in a top surface and a pair of first and second opposed apertures in a side surface, first and second horizontal internal channels connect both the first and second opposed apertures. A vertical channel from the top aperture connects with the first and second ch ...

David A Petersen: Methods and surgical kits for minimally-invasive facet joint fusion. minSURG International, Don J Pelto, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, November 23, 2010: US07837713 (65 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods and surgical kits that can be used to fuse facet joints via a minimally invasive procedure (including an arthroscopic or percutaneous procedure). An exemplary method includes creating an incision; locating a facet joint with a distal end of a pin; sliding a substantially ...

Alexander G Dickinson, Brian Berger, Robert T Dobson Jr: Context sensitive dynamic authentication in a cryptographic system. Security First Corporation, Don J Pelto Esquire, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, July 3, 2012: US08214650 (37 worldwide citation)

A system for performing authentication of a first user to a second user includes the ability for the first user to submit multiple instances of authentication data which are evaluated and then used to generate an overall level of confidence in the claimed identity of the first user. The individual a ...

Bongiovi Anthony: Mismatched speaker systems and methods. Bongiovi Anthony, Pelto Don J Pelto, December 23, 2009: WO/2009/155057 (23 worldwide citation)

An audio system having high quality sound and high frequency response is provided. The audio system comprises one or more speakers with mismatched components. Although the combination of mismatched components may result in a diminished frequency response, digital signal processing may compensate for ...

Terrence P Keenan, Alan P Kaplan: Therapeutic piperazines. Helicon Therapeutics, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Don J Pelto, November 9, 2010: US07829713 (21 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a compound of formula I: wherein R1, X, Z, n, and m have any of the values described herein, as well as salts of such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and therapeutic methods that comprise the administration of such compounds. The compounds are inhibitors of ...

Tapas Das Gupta, Ananda Chakrabarty: Compositions and methods to treat cancer with cupredoxins and CpG rich DNA. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Don J Pelto, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, September 13, 2011: US08017749 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to compositions comprising CpG rich DNA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The compositions optionally comprise a cupredoxin. The present invention includes specific CpG DNAs from Pseudomonas aeruginosa that are useful for treating cancer and other conditions in patients. The ...

A Glenn Braswell, Aftab J Ahmed: Compositions for immunostimulation containing Echinacea angustofolia, bromelain, and lysozyme. A Glenn Braswell, Don J Pelto, Lawrence M Sung, Jeff E Schwartz, August 1, 2000: US06096307 (10 worldwide citation)

A composition for immunostimulation contains an effective amount of an Echinacea extract, Bromelain and Lysozyme. In particular, a treatment for excessive bacterial growth in the oral cavity includes administration of such a composition.

David Hiley, Reynaldo Cabrera, Jason Brennan: Vibration isolator system. DRS RSTA, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Don J Pelto, May 31, 2011: US07950633 (9 worldwide citation)

A vibration isolator system for attaching a payload to a supporting base is provided, the payload having a center of mass and the system consisting of at least three vibration isolating pods. Each pod has two associated, non-parallel, elastic struts. A first end of each strut is attached to the supp ...

Timothy P Tully, Filippo Cavalieri, Rusiko Bourtchouladze: Phosphodiesesterase 4 inhibitors for the treatment of a cognitive deficit. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Don J Pelto, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, January 11, 2011: US07868015 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods of treating cognitive deficits associated with mental retardation. The methods comprise combining cognitive training protocols and a general administration of phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors.

Timothy P Tully, Filippo Cavalieri: Augmented cognitive training. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Don J Pelto, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, May 24, 2011: US07947731 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods of therapy of cognitive deficits associated with a central nervous system disorder or condition, methods of enhancing cognitive performance and methods for repeated stimulation of neuronal activity or a pattern of neuronal activity, such as that underlying a sp ...