Patents by Inventor Julie Lucero

Julie Lucero 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: 20190247538
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings and implants including them. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, manganese, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal. The implant may be configured as an implant such as a bone-screw or intramedullary rod-like body configured to receive a treatment cartridge having a coating as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Houdin DEHNAD, Paul E. CHIRICO, Bohdan Wolodymyr CHOPKO, John BARR, Robert Vincent McCORMICK, Julie LUCERO, Jason A. JEGGE
  • Patent number: 10265435
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings and implants including them. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, manganese, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal. The implant may be configured as an implant such as a bone-screw or intramedullary rod-like body configured to receive a treatment cartridge having a coating as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Paul E. Chirico, Bohdan Wolodymyr Chopko, John Barr, Robert Vincent McCormick, Julie Lucero, Jason A. Jegge
  • Publication number: 20180093013
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings and implants including them. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, manganese, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal. The implant may be configured as an implant such as a bone-screw or intramedullary rod-like body configured to receive a treatment cartridge having a coating as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Houdin DEHNAD, Paul E. CHIRICO, Bohdan Wolodymyr CHOPKO, John BARR, Robert Vincent MC CORMICK, Julie LUCERO, Jason A. JEGGE
  • Patent number: 9821094
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Paul E. Chirico, Bohdan Wolodymyr Chopko, John Barr, Robert Vincent McCormick, Julie Lucero, Jason A. Jegge
  • Publication number: 20170312399
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate (including, but not limited to absorbable/resorbable substrates) so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Houdin DEHNAD, Julie LUCERO, Paul E. CHIRICO, Jason A. JEGGE, Thomas Lee GUTSHALL
  • Patent number: 9452242
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate (including, but not limited to absorbable/resorbable substrates) so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Julie Lucero, Paul E. Chirico, Jason A. Jegge, Thomas Lee Gutshall
  • Publication number: 20160136335
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate (including, but not limited to absorbable/resorbable substrates) so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Houdin DEHNAD, Julie LUCERO, Paul E. CHIRICO, Jason A. JEGGE, Thomas Lee GUTSHALL
  • Publication number: 20150359946
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Houdin DEHNAD, Paul E. CHIRICO, Bohdan Wolodymyr CHOPKO, John BARR, Robert Vincent MC CORMICK, Julie LUCERO, Jason A. JEGGE
  • Patent number: 9114197
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Silver Bullett Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Paul E. Chirico, Bohdan Wolodymyr Chopko, John Barr, Robert Vincent McCormick, Julie Lucero, Jason A. Jegge
  • Patent number: 8999367
    Abstract: Bioabsorbable substrates having antimicrobial metal ion coatings that are well suited for implantation in to a subject's body to treat and/or prevent infection. In particular, described herein are flexible bioabsorbable filaments that are coated with an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on the filament so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is inserted into a subject's body. The anodic metal may be at least about 30 percent by volume of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Paul E. Chirico, Bohdan Wolodymyr Chopko, John Barr, Robert Vincent Mc Cormick, Julie Lucero, Jason A. Jegge
  • Patent number: 8927004
    Abstract: Bioabsorbable substrates having antimicrobial metal ion coatings that are well suited for implantation in to a subject's body to treat and/or prevent infection. In particular, described herein are flexible bioabsorbable filaments that are coated with an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on the filament so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is inserted into a subject's body. The anodic metal may be at least about 30 percent by volume of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Paul E. Chirico, Bohdan Wolodymyr Chopko, John Barr, Robert Vincent McCormick, Julie Lucero, Jason A. Jegge