Patents by Inventor Brenda H. Laster

Brenda H. Laster 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).

  • Patent number: H669
    Abstract: The present invention covers a new radiation source, samarium-145, with radiation energies slightly above those of I-125 and a half-life of 340 days. The samarium-145 source is produced by neutron irradiation of SM-144. This new source is useful as the implanted radiation source in photon activation therapy of malignant tumors to activate the stable I-127 contained in the IdUrd accumulated in the tumor, causing radiation sensitization and Auger cascades that irreperably damage the tumor cells. This new source is also useful as a brachytherapy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Ralph G. Fairchild, Brenda H. Laster, Samuel Packer