Patents by Inventor Elizabeth A. Baldwin

Elizabeth A. Baldwin 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: 11046994
    Abstract: A novel method for isolating DNA from juices and ciders is described. This method is low cost and yield large quantities of highly purified DNA even though one uses a small quantity of juice or cider. A method for determining if a juice or cider is safe to consume and/or the quality of the juice or cider are also described. For these methods, one can perform qPCR on the DNA which can be obtained using the disclosed method or any other prior art method, and comparing the amount of DNA from microorganisms is present in the juice and/or cider to determine the safety and/or quality of the juice and/or cider. These methods work even if the liquid was pasteurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Elizabeth A Baldwin, Jinhe Bai, Anne Plotto
  • Publication number: 20180305741
    Abstract: A novel method for isolating DNA from juices and ciders is described. This method is low cost and yield large quantities of highly purified DNA even though one uses a small quantity of juice or cider. A method for determining if a juice or cider is safe to consume and/or the quality of the juice or cider are also described. For these methods, one can perform qPCR on the DNA which can be obtained using the disclosed method or any other prior art method, and comparing the amount of DNA from microorganisms is present in the juice and/or cider to determine the safety and/or quality of the juice and/or cider. These methods work even if the liquid was pasteurized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Elizabeth A Baldwin, Jinhe Bai, Anne Plotto, Michael S Irey
  • Patent number: 10047389
    Abstract: A novel method for isolating DNA from juices and ciders is described. This method is low cost and yield large quantities of highly purified DNA even though one uses a small quantity of juice or cider. A method for determining if a juice or cider is safe to consume and/or the quality of the juice or cider are also described. For these methods, one can perform qPCR on the DNA which can be obtained using the disclosed method or any other prior art method, and comparing the amount of DNA from microorganisms is present in the juice and/or cider to determine the safety and/or quality of the juice and/or cider. These methods work even if the liquid was pasteurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Southern Gardens Citrus
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Elizabeth A Baldwin, Jinhe Bai, Anne Plotto, Michael S Irey
  • Publication number: 20150093755
    Abstract: A novel method for isolating DNA from juices and ciders is described. This method is low cost and yield large quantities of highly purified DNA even though one uses a small quantity of juice or cider. A method for determining if a juice or cider is safe to consume and/or the quality of the juice or cider are also described. For these methods, one can perform qPCR on the DNA which can be obtained using the disclosed method or any other prior art method, and comparing the amount of DNA from microorganisms is present in the juice and/or cider to determine the safety and/or quality of the juice and/or cider. These methods work even if the liquid was pasteurized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Elizabeth A. Baldwin, Jinhe Bai, Anne Plotto, Michael S. Irey
  • Publication number: 20030228283
    Abstract: Methods of preventing secondary lymphedema with DNA encoding VEGF-D and/or VEGF-D protein, and biologically active fragments and analogs thereof, as well as pharmaceutical compositions for treating secondary lymphedema, are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    Inventors: Lucie Margarete Heinzerling, Megan Elizabeth Baldwin, Steven Alan Stacker, Maro Gregory Achen
  • Patent number: 5376391
    Abstract: Increased stability of fruits, vegetables or fungi is achieved by coating with compositions comprising at least one polysaccharide polymer, a preservative and an acidulant. The compositions may also include at least one emulsifier, at least one plasticizer, at least one resin or rosin, at least one protein, at least one firming or sequestering agent, at least one antioxidant and at least one composition which is a plant growth regulator and/or a chilling injury protectant. Methods of making and using the aforementioned compositions, and fruits or vegetables or fungi coated with the compositions on the exterior surface are also disclosed. Fruits, vegetables or fungi, with or without a rind or peel or skin, or which have been cut or sliced can be coated with the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Agriculture
    Inventors: Myrna O. Nisperos-Carriedo, Elizabeth A. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 5198254
    Abstract: Increased stability of fruits, vegetables or fungi is achieved by coating thereof with compositions comprising: at least one polysaccharide polymer, a preservative, an acidulant, lecithin (i.e. a first emulsifier) and a second emulsifier. Optionally, the compositions may also include: at least one antioxidant composition, at least one composition which is a plant growth regulator and/or a chilling injury protectant. The present invention is also drawn to methods of making and using the aforementioned compositions, and fruits or vegetables or fungi having a composition of the present invention applied to an exterior surface thereof. The instant invention may be practiced with fruits, vegetables or fungi, with or without a rind or peel or skin, or which have been cut or sliced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Myrna O. Nisperos-Carriedo, Elizabeth A. Baldwin