Patents by Inventor Steven Saavedra

Steven Saavedra 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: 20060014013
    Abstract: A lipid membrane is self-assembled and stabilized at a solid surface by depositing a lipid monolayer or a lipid multilayer on a substrate, otaining a supported lipid monolayer or a supported lipid multilayer; and in situ polymerizing the supported lipid monolayer or the supported lipid multilayer, thereby obtaining a polymerized membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Saavedra, David Obrien, Eric Ross, Bruce Bondurant, John Conboy
  • Publication number: 20050048599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to moving microorganisms to a surface, where they are grown in the presence and absence of antimicrobials, and by monitoring the growth of the microorganisms over time in the two conditions, their susceptibility to the antimicrobials can be determined. The microorganisms can be moved to the surface through electrophoresis, centrifugation or filtration. When the movement involves electrophoresis, the presence of oxidizing and reducing reagents lowers the voltage at which electrophoretic force can be generated and allows a broader range of means by which the target can be detected. Monitoring can comprise optical detection, and most conveniently includes the detection of individual microorganisms. The microorganisms can be stained in order to give information about their response to antimicrobials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: David Goldberg, David Howson, Steven Metzger, Daniel Buttry, Steven Saavedra