Patents by Inventor Salvatore Charles PICARDI

Salvatore Charles PICARDI 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: 20090226495
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to attaching drugs and other functional groups to surfaces of nano-sized diamonds (NDs) to enhance the efficacy of drugs and other substances. The method involved enhancing the efficacy of a drug having an active site by acquiring a plurality of nanodiamond (ND) particles having a plurality of carbon chain surface molecules on its surface. Intermediate amine entities are covalently attached to the surface molecules of the ND particles. These are then replaces with said drug molecules such that the active sites of said drug molecules point away from the ND particle exposing them for enhanced activity and enhanced drug efficacy. The efficacy of antimicrobial drugs are enhanced, however, this may be used with many different types of drugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Salvatore Charles PICARDI, Ali Razavi