Patents by Inventor Douglas R. Ware

Douglas R. Ware 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).

  • Publication number: 20180064125
    Abstract: Improved compositions and methods are disclosed for improving food safety. More specifically, one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms are used for inhibiting pathogenic growth on plant materials before, during and/or after harvest. The disclosed methodology is particularly effective for leafy vegetables, such as spinach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Publication number: 20170173090
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are hereby disclosed for enhancing weight gain and feed efficiency in a bird, such as a chicken, a turkey, or a laying hen, among others. The methods include administering to the bird a lactic acid producing bacterium (LAB) or combination of LABs. The disclosed methods and compositions also help reduce pathogen infection in the bird and reduce incidence of pathogen contamination in eggs produced by laying hens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20170020935
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus animalis or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus animalis in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20150224154
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are hereby disclosed for reducing the numbers of E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella or other pathogens in an animal. The methods include administering to the animal a lactic acid producing bacterium at a relatively low dosage in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium, followed by administration of the lactic acid producing bacterium at a relatively high dosage. The disclosed methods help achieve pre-harvest food safety and enhance feed performance while keeping the total cost relatively low. The preferred lactic acid producing bacterium is Lactobacillus acidophilus/animalis and the preferred lactate utilizing bacterium is Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Peter Anderson
  • Patent number: 8980611
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat or meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Food Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Publication number: 20140341872
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are disclosed for improving food safety. One or more lactic acid producing microorganisms are shown to inhibit pathogenic contaminations on food materials. The lactic acid producing microorganisms are capable of adhering to various surfaces and may serve as a bio-sanitizing agent (or bio-sanitizer). Lactic acid producing microorganisms or cell free extract of these microorganisms may be used in an effective and natural method to prevent L. monocytogenes infection in food products, as well as in food processing facilities and equipments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Food Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Philip G. Crandall, Steven C. Ricke
  • Publication number: 20140328815
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are hereby disclosed for enhancing weight gain and feed efficiency in a bird, such as a chicken, a turkey, or a laying hen, among others. The methods include administering to the bird a lactic acid producing bacterium (LAB) or combination of LABs. The disclosed methods and compositions also help reduce pathogen infection in the bird and reduce incidence of pathogen contamination in eggs produced by laying hens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20140286919
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus animalis or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus animalis in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Nutrition Physilogy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20140255350
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Nutrition Physilogy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Patent number: 8734785
    Abstract: The invention includes compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The composition is a therapeutically effective amount of a Lactobacillus bacterium, or one, or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria. An alternative composition is a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus bacterium in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium. One example of the Lactobacillus bacterium is Lactobacillus acidophilus, and one example of the Propionibacterium is Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Nutrition Physiology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Patent number: 8697053
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nutrition Physiology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20130316048
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat or meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Guardian Food Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Patent number: 8496925
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat or meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Food Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Publication number: 20130189236
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for the prevention and/or treatment of certain gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, such as Johne's Diseases (JD) in animals and Crohn's Disease (CD) in human. Administration of certain probiotic bacteria, such as lactic acid producing bacteria, to animals helps inhibit GI infection by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). MAP is the primary pathogenic agent suspected of causing various inflammatory bowel diseases in cattle or humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20120201795
    Abstract: Improved compositions and methods are disclosed for improving food safety. More specifically, one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms are used for inhibiting pathogenic growth on plant materials before, during and/or after harvest. The disclosed methodology is particularly effective for leafy vegetables, such as spinach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: GUARDIAN FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Publication number: 20120107288
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Patent number: 8071088
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat and meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Guardian Food Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Publication number: 20110195152
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat or meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas R. Ware, Mindy M. Brashears
  • Patent number: 7291328
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method of administering an amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus alone or in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii effective to enhance the milk fat content of a dairy cow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Nutrition Physiology Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Patent number: 7291327
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Nutrition Physiology Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware