Two Falmouth men assigned patents

Richard Brown and Richard Fournier assigned new medical patents
Richard Brown assigned patent for a system for creation of formulations and generation of denaturation graphs

Denaturation patent developed by Richard Brown

A system for creation of formulations and generation of denaturation graphs

AVIA Biosystems, East Falmouth, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,609,040) developed by Richard Brown, East Falmouth, Mass., Burleigh Hutchins, West Brookfield, Mass., and Ernesto Freire, Baltimore, for a "system for creation of formulations and generation of denaturation graphs."

Denaturation is a process in which proteins or nucleic acids lose the quaternary structure, tertiary structure and secondary structure which is present in their native state.

Avis Biosystems is dedicated to developing and commercializing new products for the biochemical and biophysical characterization of biologics and other biomolecules.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2011 (13/214,361). The full-text of the patent can be found here.

Derotation instrument developed by Richard Fournier

A tool set for implanting a rod in a human spine in conjunction with bone screws

Depuy Synthes Products, Raynham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,608,746) developed by five co-inventors for the "derotation instrument with reduction functionality." The co-inventors are Eric Kolb, Milton, Mass., Thomas J. Runco, Providence, R.I., Richard Fournier, New Bedford, Mass., James R. Donahue, East Falmouth, Mass., and Shawn Stad, Fall River, Mass.

Depuy Synthes is dedicated to providing patients around the world with a lifetime of movement solutions.

The patent application was filed on March 10, 2008 (12/075,412). The full-text of the patent can be found here.


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