Dennis P. Lo, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
- Dennis P. Lo, Ph.D. provides technical consultation over a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Worked as a Senior Research Engineer at E. I. DuPont de Nemours, in the Digital Printing division, specializing in product and process development of pigmented nanoparticle dispersions for inkjet printer inks, and in DuPont Building Innovations, specializing in polymer composites, material and surface science, and viscous slurry processing.
- Additional research experience in heterogeneous catalysis, polymer science, polymerization kinetics and reactor design.
- Worked as a Process Control Engineer at Nova Chemicals in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
- American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Senior Member
- American Chemical Society
- J.D., with honors, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
- M.S., Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan
- Donald J. Lewis currently represents clients in a variety of patent matters, including patent portfolio management and strategy development, patent procurement, and patent appeals.
- Has over five years of in-house experience with intellectual property matters including patent procurement, non-infringement and design-around client counseling.
- Has drafted and prosecuted patents in a range of technical fields, including electronic feedback control systems, automotive electronics, electromechanical actuators, engine and transmission systems, and computer software.
- Technical Specialist for Ford Motor Company in the area of engine systems and emissions.
- Awarded Ford Scientific Research Technical Achievement Award
- Named inventor on more than 90 United States Patents to date.
- Research experience in the areas of vehicle emissions, engine control systems, engine system signal processing, and electromechanical engine actuators.
- Designed engine and transmission manufacture test systems.
- Designed prototype circuitry for engine and transmission systems.
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- B.S., Food Science and Technology-concentration in Fermentation, Chemistry minor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
- Kathryn Chi provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Experience related to fermented food and beverage production, food chemistry systems, and asynchronous grape ripening research.
- Board Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
- USPTO LEAP Practioner
Marina Chong, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
- M.S. Chemical Oceanography, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
- B.S. Combined Chemistry and Oceanography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Marina Chong provides technical experience over a wide range of scientific and chemistry fields.
- Research experience includes trace metal analysis in seawater and marine fossil microfauna, solid state chemistry of boron compounds, and development of thin film chalcogenides for photovoltaic applications.
- Author of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
William D. Schlecht, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
William’s background in chemical engineering provides a strong technical foundation from which he draws the knowledge necessary to work with patents covering a wide range of technical fields. In particular, in his undergraduate studies, William gained proficiency in blockchain, chemical plant design, transport phenomena modeling (heat, and material transport), chemical separations (including membrane separations), catalysis, chemical kinetics, fluidics, finite element analysis, thermodynamics, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in inorganic and organic chemistry. William has continued to develop experience in cryptopgraphy and expanded into the study of machine learning with an emphasis on deep learning, convolutional neural networks for image processing, and generative adversarial networks
Further, during his graduate studies, William worked in the field of protein chemistry for 6 years, and obtained world class expertise in expression, purification, detection, and characterization of biological molecules. William’s graduate work also included projects directed towards enhanced bio-molecule detection strategies, such as lateral flow assays, and ELISAs, which employed diverse detection and amplification strategies, including gold nano-particle fluorescent enhancement, total internal reflection fluorescence, and quantum dots, to name a few. Additionally, William worked on developing solar concentrators for diffuse sunlight, silk nanostructures, transparent wood, single molecule spectroscopy, aqueous two phase separation systems for exosomes, development of gene therapies for heart failure, and drug testing/design.
“Dynamic Equilibrium of Cardiac Troponin C’s Hydrophobic Cleft and Its Modulation by Ca2+ Sensitizers and a Ca2+ Sensitivity Blunting Phosphomimic, cTnT(T204E).” Bioconjug Chem. (2017) Schlecht et al.
“Fluorescence based characterization of calcium sensitizer action on the troponin complex.” Chem. Biol. Drug Des. (2015). Schlecht et al.
“FRET study of the structural and kinetic effects of PKC phosphomimetic cardiac troponin T mutants on thin filament regulation.” Arch Biochem Biophys 550-551, 1-11 (2014). Schlecht et al.
“Paper-based cascade cationic isotachophoresis: Multiplex detection of cardiac markers.” Talanta. 2019 Dec 1;205:120112. Guo S, Schlecht W, Li L, Dong WJ.
“Effects of cardiomyopathy-linked mutations K15N and R21H in tropomyosin on thin-filament regulation and pointed-end dynamics.” Mol Biol Cell. 2019 Jan 15;30(2):268-281. Ly T, Pappas CT, Johnson D, Schlecht W, Colpan M, Galkin VE, Gregorio CC, Dong WJ, Kostyukova AS.