Patents by Inventor Pamela J. Reed

Pamela J. Reed 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: 20180064123
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. GUTZMANN, Brian J. ANDERSON, Pamela J. REED, Bruce R. CORDS, Lawrence A. GRAB, Edward H. RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 9770040
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20170094985
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. GUTZMANN, Brian J. ANDERSON, Pamela J. REED, Bruce R. CORDS, Lawrence A. GRAB, Edward H. RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 9560875
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9560874
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8999377
    Abstract: Biocompatible foams having excellent physical and chemical properties are described. The biocompatible foams can be formed in situ or applied as a pre-formed foam for the treatment of tissue. The invention provides biocompatible degradable foams formed with a poly-?(1?4)glucopyranose macromer. The invention also provides biostable foams formed with a poly(alkylene oxide) macromer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Pamela J. Reed
  • Patent number: 8790701
    Abstract: The present invention provides biocompatible, biodegradable matrices formed from poly-?(1?4)glucopyranose and reactive hydrazide groups. The matrices can be used for various applications in the body, including drug delivery and cell therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: SurModics, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Jeff J. Ross, Joseph S. McGonigle, Gary W. Opperman, Pamela J. Reed
  • Patent number: 8586731
    Abstract: Hydrophobic ?(1?4)glucopyranose polymers with enhanced degradation properties are described. Between the ?(1?4)glucopyranose polymeric portion and the hydrophobic portion exists a linker portion having a chemistry that facilitates degradation of the polymer. Diester and carbonate ester linker chemistries are exemplified. Biodegradable matrices can be formed from these polymers, and the matrices can be used for the preparation of implantable and injectable medical devices wherein the matrix is capable of degrading in vivo at an increased rate. Matrices including and capable of releasing a bioactive agent in vivo are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale G. Swan, Emily R. Rolfes Meyering, Aleksey V. Kurdyumov, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20120114589
    Abstract: The invention provides biodegradable polymeric hydrogel matrices having excellent durability and swellability. The matrices are formed from a combination of poly-?(1?4)glucopyranose macromer and a biocompatible biostable hydrophilic macromer. The matrices can be used in association with a medical device or alone. In some methods the polymeric matrix is placed or formed at a target site in which the matrix swells and occludes the target area, and is able to be degraded at the target site after period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes-Meyering, Stephen Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20110311691
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. GUTZMANN, Brian J. ANDERSON, Pamela J. REED, Bruce R. CORDS, Lawrence A. GRAB, Edward H. RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20110305805
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. GUTZMANN, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8043650
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2–C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8–C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2–C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8–C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8030351
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20100316687
    Abstract: Hydrophobic ?(1?4)glucopyranose polymers with enhanced degradation properties are described. Between the ?(1?4)glucopyranose polymeric portion and the hydrophobic portion exists a linker portion having a chemistry that facilitates degradation of the polymer. Diester and carbonate ester linker chemistries are exemplified. Biodegradable matrices can be formed from these polymers, and the matrices can be used for the preparation of implantable and injectable medical devices wherein the matrix is capable of degrading in vivo at an increased rate. Matrices including and capable of releasing a bioactive agent in vivo are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Dale G. Swan, Emily R. Rolfes Meyering, Aleksey V. Kurdyumov, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090269407
    Abstract: The present invention provides biocompatible, biodegradable matrices formed from poly-?(1?4)glucopyranose and reactive hydrazide groups. The matrices can be used for various applications in the body, including drug delivery and cell therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Jeff J. Ross, Joseph S. McGonigle, Gary W. Opperman, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090123519
    Abstract: The invention provides biocompatible polymeric hydrogel matrices having excellent durability and swellability. The matrices are formed from a macromer and photo-polymer combination. The matrices can be used in association with a medical device or alone. In some methods the polymeric matrix is placed or formed at a target site in which the matrix swells and occludes the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090093550
    Abstract: Biocompatible foams having excellent physical and chemical properties are described. The biocompatible foams can be formed in situ or applied as a pre-formed foam for the treatment of tissue. The invention provides biocompatible degradable foams formed with a poly-?(1?4)glucopyranose macromer. The invention also provides biostable foams formed with a poly(alkylene oxide) macromer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090081275
    Abstract: The invention provides biocompatible polymeric hydrogel matrices having excellent durability and swellability. The matrices are formed from a combination of linear and branched hydrophilic macromer compounds. The matrices can be used in association with a medical device or alone. In some methods the polymeric matrix is placed or formed at a target site in which the matrix swells and occludes the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090022805
    Abstract: The invention provides polypeptide microparticles having control release features, particular methods for the preparation of such microparticles, and drug delivery systems that include polypeptide microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Joram Slager, Michael D. New, John V. Wall, Michael J. Burkstrand, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed
  • Publication number: 20080154241
    Abstract: Implantable medical articles comprising natural biodegradable polysaccharides are described. The polysaccharides can provide desirable release properties, and can also be degraded into products that can act as an excipient in the presence of the bioactive agent. In some aspects, the articles are ocular implants formed of a matrix of natural biodegradable polysaccharides. These ocular implants include a bioactive agent that can be released within the eye to treat an ocular condition or indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Michael J. Burkstrand, Stephen J. Chudzik, Pamela J. Reed