Patents by Inventor Todd French

Todd French 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: 20220031672
    Abstract: Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp) and Burkholderia mallei (Bm) are Tier-1 select pathogens that cause highly lethal human infections with limited therapeutic options. Intercellular spread is a hallmark of Burkholderia pathogenesis and its prominent ties to virulence make it an attractive therapeutic target. We developed a high-throughput cell-based phenotypic assay and screened ˜220,000 small molecules for their ability to disrupt intercellular spread by Burkholderia thailandensis, a BSL-2 surrogate for these pathogens. 268 hits were identified, and cross-species validation found 32 hits that also disrupt intercellular spread by Bp and/or Bm. In a fulminant murine model of respiratory melioidosis, treatment with a number of these agents was significantly more effective than ceftazidime, the current drug of choice, for improving patient survival and decreasing bacterial counts in major organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Philip Bulterys, Jeffery F. Miller, Robert D. Damoiseaux, Christopher Todd French
  • Publication number: 20110266107
    Abstract: A luggage carrier for transporting a plurality of beverage bottles, including a substantially rectangular-shaped housing including a bottom panel, a top panel, a front panel, a back panel, a right panel and a left panel that define an interior hollow compartment having an interior length, width and height. The luggage carrier further includes a pre-formed bottle shipping container having an exterior length, width and height substantially equal to the interior length, width and height of the interior hollow compartment. The pre-formed bottle shipping container is positioned within the interior hollow compartment. The pre-formed bottle shipping container contains a plurality of cavities each configured and dimensioned to accept a beverage bottle. A method of transporting a plurality of beverage bottles is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: The Wine Check
    Inventors: Shawnda HANSEN, Todd French
  • Patent number: 7638314
    Abstract: A process for producing biodiesel has been invented by first extracting lipids from the sludges generated during primary and/or biological treatment of municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewaters using primary, secondary, and tertiary treatments followed by the transesterification of the extracted lipids using transesterification conversion into alcohol-based esters. The resulting products from this process include biodiesel, glycerol, lipid-free proteins, various other useful chemicals and an aqueous-based substrate well suited for optimized digestion within subsequent biological digestion (either aerobic or anaerobic). The lipids extracted from the sludges containing high levels of microorganisms are phospholipids which can also be directly used as lecithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Mississippi State University
    Inventors: Mark E. Zappi, William Todd French, Rafael Hernandez, Stephen Thomas Dufreche, Darrell L. Sparks, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20050285129
    Abstract: An LED excitation source and module useful for full plate imaging fluorescence instruments as well as methods for calibrating such instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Jackson, Robert Gavin, Richard Tighe, Steve McNerney, Wu Jiang, Todd French, Reginald Tobias
  • Publication number: 20050287040
    Abstract: Fluorescence validation material comprising first layer and a second layer that is useful as validation and calibration standards as well as validation plates including one or more fluorescence validation materials. Moreover, this invention includes methods for using validation plates and fluorescence validation materials of this invention to validate and calibrate instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Giebeler, Evelyn McGown, Jonathan Petersen, Todd French
  • Publication number: 20020109100
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for optical illumination and/or detection with improved flexibility and/or read speed. The apparatus and methods may include mechanisms for selecting and switching between multiple excitation wavelengths and/or simultaneously reading from a plurality of sample sites. The apparatus and methods may be used with microplates, PCR plates, cell culture plates, biochips, chromatography plates, microscope slides, and other substrates for high-throughput screening, genomics, SNPs analysis, pharmaceutical research and development, life sciences research, and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph H. Jackson, Dean G. Hafeman, Todd French
  • Patent number: 5127545
    Abstract: A pouch, preferably made of pliable and soft material such as a moisture proof or moisture repelling fabric, designed for holding and dispensing facial tissues from small pocket sized packages which pouch is removably attachable to a selectable location of the body of the person using the pouch, preferably an arm or leg and including a closable flap which when opened exposes the facial tissue for removal and use and which flap may additionally contain such items as licenses, passes, note pads and the like. In the preferred pouch there is also provided a pocket into which used facial tissues are placed which may be later removed for proper disposal. There may also be provided a pocket into which a lip balm or lip stick tube may be placed. The lip balm pocket is located preferably on the flap which may thus serve also as a place to grab in order to pull open the flap. The opening to the lip balm pocket is preferably elasticized so that the lip balm may be taken out and reinserted using one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: R. Todd French
  • Patent number: D676237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Wine Check
    Inventors: Shawnda Hansen, Todd French