Patents by Inventor Richard Alan Edrich

Richard Alan Edrich 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: 9440011
    Abstract: A hybrid blood component storage bag having one side of the bag with a greater permeability than another side of the bag and the method of making such bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Geert Van Waeg, Victor D. Dolecek, Richard Alan Edrich
  • Publication number: 20140016883
    Abstract: A hybrid blood component storage bag having one side of the bag with a greater permeability than another side of the bag and the method of making such bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Geert VAN WAEG, Victor D. DOLECEK, Richard Alan EDRICH
  • Patent number: 8296071
    Abstract: Methods, devices and device components are presented for uniformly treating fluids undergoing mixing with electromagnetic radiation. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods of treating a fluid undergoing continuous fluid mixing wherein net radiant energies necessary to provide uniform treatment of the fluid samples with electromagnetic radiation are calculate on the basis of the volume, mass or mixing rate of the fluid or any combination of these variables. In another aspect, the present invention provides algorithms for determining net radiation energies, radiant powers, and/or illumination times necessary for providing uniform treatment of fluid samples. The present invention provides methods for uniformly reducing pathogens in biological fluids, including blood and blood components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo BCT Biotechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Alan Edrich, Laura Goodrich, Glen Delbert Antwiler
  • Publication number: 20110136646
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising an asymmetrical junction or manifold in the blood bag and tubing set inhibits errors when the bags and tubes are loaded into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas PEARCE, Hong Duc NGUYEN, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Richard Alan EDRICH
  • Publication number: 20110136650
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising a well provided on a rotor near the axis of rotation for receiving a relatively rare blood component, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), or for receiving a fluid that can be used multiple times, such as a washing solution. The well is placed radially outwardly from the axis of rotation and radially inwardly from cavity, which receives bags containing blood or another biologic fluid. The well is placed in a low centrifugal force region relative to the position of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce ELLINGBOE, Richard Alan EDRICH, Thomas PEARCE
  • Publication number: 20030228564
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and compositions for using nitric oxide in a photoradiation pathogen inactivation process for whole blood and blood components to improve pathogen kill and to improve preservation of the quality of the blood components. This invention provides methods for using nitric oxide in combination with oxygen, photosensitizers, quencher and/or glycolysis inhibitor, and compositions comprising blood components decontaminated by these methods. Nitric oxide is provided using nitric oxide gas, or nitric oxide generators such as L-arginine, and/or N-acetyl-cysteine. This invention also provides compositions suitable for photoradiation pathogen inactivation that include fluid comprising a blood component, a photosensitizer, and dissolved nitric oxide. This invention provides decontamination systems useful for performing the methods of this invention and methods for making the decontamination systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Alan Edrich, Laura Goodrich, Reinhold Deppisch, Dennis J. Hlavinka, Robert Owen Lockerbie, Werner Beck
  • Patent number: D734487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: TERUMO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce
  • Patent number: D734488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce
  • Patent number: D740958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce