Patents by Inventor J. Chance Brooks

J. Chance Brooks 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: 9592313
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: MICROZAP, INC.
    Inventors: Willis Don Stull, Jr., Andreas Alfred Neuber, David E. Sharbutt, Michael Todd Brashears, Mindy M. Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks
  • Publication number: 20160045628
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Willis Don Stull, JR., Andreas Alfred Neuber, David E. Sharbutt, Michael Todd Brashears, Mindy M. Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks
  • Patent number: 9125958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: MICROZAP, INC.
    Inventors: Willis Don Stull, Jr., Andreas Alfred Neuber, David E. Sharbutt, Michel Todd Brashears, Mindy M. Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks
  • Publication number: 20150182565
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for eliminating or reducing microbial contamination in lymph nodes that enter the food supply from livestock comprising: identifying an animal in need of eliminating or reducing microbial contamination in non-gut associated lymph nodes that enter the food supply, and providing the animal with an effective amount of a lactic acid bacteria or probiotic bacterial sufficient to reduce or eliminate the microbial contamination in non-gut associated lymph nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mindy M. Brashears, Guy H. Loneragan, Kendra Nightingale, J. Chance Brooks
  • Patent number: 8956673
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for extending the shelf-life of one or more foods by exposure to one or more pulses of microwave radiation for at least seven (7) seconds. The present invention may also be used to reduce pathogenic organisms in food. The one or more foods may be packaged within a container, sealed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks, Mindy M. Brashears, Todd Brashears, Gianfranco Coccoli, Pierluigi Sapelli, Mario Piazza, Stefania Franzoni, Federico Felappi, Nicola Tolettini
  • Publication number: 20140184063
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Microzap, Inc.
    Inventors: Willis Don Stull, JR., Andreas Alfred Neuber, David E. Sharbutt, Michel Todd Brashears, Mindy M. Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks
  • Patent number: 8679401
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microzap, Inc.
    Inventors: Willis Don Stull, Jr., Andreas Alfred Neuber, Michel Todd Brashears, Mindy Malynn Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J Chance Brooks, David E. Sharbutt
  • Publication number: 20120052527
    Abstract: A laboratory method and a test specimen for efficiently and accurately assessing and validating the efficacy of an antimicrobial to treat pathogens on a beef carcass. The method and model employ one or more carcasses from calves that have not received colostrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: J. Chance Brooks, Mindy M. Brashears, Gary L. Nace
  • Publication number: 20110014331
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising microwave radiation pulses to reduce a microorganism population in an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: WILLIS DON STULL, JR., Andreas Alfred Neuber, Michel Todd Brashears, Mindy Malynn Brashears, Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks, David E. Sharbutt
  • Publication number: 20090092708
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for extending the shelf-life of one or more foods by exposure to one or more pulses of microwave radiation for at least seven (7) seconds. The present invention may also be used to reduce pathogenic organisms in food. The one or more foods may be packaged within a container, sealed and stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Christine Alvarado, J. Chance Brooks, Mindy M. Brashears, Todd Brashears, Gianfranco Coccoli, Pierluigi Sapelli, Mario Piazza, Stefania Franzoni, Federico Felappi, Nicola Tolettini