Patents by Inventor Lanny U. Franklin

Lanny U. Franklin 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: 20040248764
    Abstract: Composition and methods for prevention and treatment of plant infections. A composition comprising a single terpene, a terpene mixture, or a liposome-terpene(s) composition is disclosed. The composition can be a true solution of an effective amount of an effective terpene and a carrier such as water. The composition can be a suspension or emulsion of terpene, surfactant and carrier (water). The composition(s) of the invention can be administered before or after the onset of the disease. Administration can be, for example, by watering or injecting plants with a solution of the present invention. A true solution of terpene and water can be formed by mixing terpene and water at a solution-forming shear rate in the absence of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Lanny U Franklin
  • Publication number: 20030231978
    Abstract: Composition and methods for improving air quality, disinfecting surfaces, and prevention of a respiratory infection. The method can decrease pathogen and/or parasitic concentrations in closed rooms and surfaces by the application of an antiseptic composition. The composition can be a pressurized or foaming solution containing a single terpene, a terpene mixture, and/or a liposome:terpene(s) combination with or without surfactant. The composition can be a true solution of an effective amount of an effective terpene and a carrier such as water. The composition can be a suspension or emulsion of terpene, surfactant, and carrier. Application can be, for example, by spraying a confined space with a solution of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Lanny U. Franklin, Julio L. Pimentel
  • Publication number: 20030228402
    Abstract: Composition and methods for preservation of food and/or prevention of gastrointestinal infection. A composition comprising a single terpene, a terpene mixture, or a liposome-terpene(s) composition is disclosed. The composition can be a true solution of an effective amount of an effective terpene and a carrier such as water. The composition can be a suspension or emulsion of terpene, surfactant, and carrier. The composition(s) of the invention can be applied directly to food or to articles or devices used in food handling. Application can be, for example, by spraying a solution of the present invention. A true solution of terpene and water can be formed by mixing terpene and water at a solution-forming shear rate in the absence of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Lanny U. Franklin, Julio L. Pimentel
  • Publication number: 20030180349
    Abstract: Composition and methods for prevention and treatment of a respiratory infection. A composition comprising a single terpene, a terpene mixture, or a liposome-terpene(s) composition is disclosed. The composition can be a true solution of an effective amount of an effective terpene and a carrier such as water. The composition can be a suspension or emulsion of terpene, surfactant, and carrier. The composition(s) of the invention can be administered before or after the onset of the disease. Administration can be, for example, by spraying the respiratory tract with a solution of the present invention. Prevention and treatment of a respiratory infection by the inhalation of a solution containing a single bioactive terpene, a bioactive terpene mixture, or a liposome-terpene(s) composition before or after the onset of the infection is described. A true solution of terpene and water can be formed by mixing terpene and water at a solution-forming shear rate in the absence of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Lanny U. Franklin
  • Patent number: 6451861
    Abstract: A method to reduce the gastro-intestinal bacterial load by feeding a diet or a solution containing a terpene, terpene mixture or a liposome-terpene combination 1 to 25 days before slaughter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Julio Lionel Pimentel, Lanny U. Franklin
  • Patent number: 5267532
    Abstract: A pH-indicating material capable of undergoing a clearly visually detectable color transition at a desired pH, e.g., at a pH at or below about 5.6 and/or at a pH at or above about 7.6. When the pH-indicating material is wetted on its surface with liquid animal dross, particularly animal urine, such as cat urine, the pH-indicating material will undergo a clearly visible color transition at a urine-problematic pH, e.g., acidic or alkaline. The pH-indicating material is maintained on an inert carrier, separate from the cat litter material itself, so that the cat litter material does not chemically interfere with the urine pH-induced color transition provided by the dye(s) in the coating material, and so that the color transition is an exclusive result of the pH of the contacting animal urine, without pH interference from the litter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignees: Anitox Corporation, American Colloid Company
    Inventors: Lanny U. Franklin, Mary E. Sachs