Patents by Inventor Todd Showalter

Todd Showalter 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: 20240228910
    Abstract: Methods and antimicrobial compositions are provided for surface cleaning. The antimicrobial compositions which include very low concentrations of an organic acid and one or more anionic surfactants can, unexpectedly, provide effective and broad spectrum antimicrobial activity within two minutes of contact with a surface and in some instances within one minute of contact time. Contacting the antimicrobial compositions with a surface can result in greater than or equal to about 4.0 log kill or 5.0 log kill for one or more of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enterica on the surface in two minutes or less. The compositions can have antimicrobial activity against at least one gram-positive bacterium, gram-negative bacterium, virus, and fungus in two minutes or less of contacting the composition with a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Todd Showalter, Wenyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 12006403
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Circ, LLC
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20220348736
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20220272969
    Abstract: A portion of personal protective equipment treated with a topically applied finish containing a reactive oxygen species-generating dye (ROS) activated by electromagnetic radiation in the visible light region coated on the substrate with the ROS dye incorporated between 0.01-5.00% on weight of substrate to provide antimicrobial or self-cleaning benefits to the textile substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Berkshire Corporation
    Inventors: TODD SHOWALTER, SUSAN FAILE, NATHAN HEATON, WENYU ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11370895
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Circ, LLC
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Patent number: 11180629
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Circ, LLC
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20200407530
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20200095395
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Patent number: 10501599
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tyton Biosciences, LLC
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20190360070
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a method of hydrothermally treating metallic packaging, metallic labeling material, and scrap metal items. Particularly, the disclosed method initially comprises providing a metallic starting material. The metallic starting material is introduced to a reactor and processed at elevated temperature and/or pressure for a desired amount of time. As a result, the metallic portion of the starting material separates into a distinct layer that can be removed from the remainder of the starting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Iulian Bobe, Florin G. Barla, Conor Hartman, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Todd Showalter
  • Publication number: 20190218362
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Publication number: 20140288169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that modulate nicotinic receptors as non-competitive antagonists, methods for their synthesis, methods for their use, and their pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: TARGACEPT, INC.
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Akireddy, Scott R. Breining, Matt S. Melvin, Srinivasa V. Murthy, Anatoly A. Mazurov, Balwinder Singh Bhatti, Jon-Paul Strachan, Ronald Joseph Heemstra, Todd Showalter, Yunde Xiao, Philip S. Hammond, Lan Miao, David Kombo, Daniel Yohannes, Jason Speake
  • Publication number: 20140249141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that bind to and modulate the activity of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders, including inflammatory diseases and diseases associated with dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Targacept, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Mazurov, Lan Miao, Todd Showalter
  • Publication number: 20110257168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) that bind to and modulate the activity of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders, including those associated with dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Targacept, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivasa R. Akireddy, Scott R. Breining, Nikolai Fedorov, David Kombo, Anatoly A. Mazurov, Lan Miao, Srinivasa V. Murthy, Todd Showalter, Yunde Xiao, Daniel Yohannes
  • Publication number: 20050286254
    Abstract: A base for a lantern. The base provides a stable platform for supporting the lantern and prevents tipping of the lantern. The base may be used with fuel burning lanterns or lanterns that utilize batteries or other power sources. The base includes foldable feet. The feet fold out of a plane of the base for storage, for example, downward from the plane. The base is turned over and the feet, when folded (upward when the base is upside down), extend upward around a portion of the lantern during storage. This configuration provides convenient, compact storage of the lantern and base, so that the base may be stored with the lantern and may protect the lantern in storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Richardson, Todd Showalter, Duane Marshall, Vernon Taylor, Timothy Holub
  • Publication number: 20050252504
    Abstract: A collapsible stand that may be attached, for example, to a grill, a stove, or a tabletop. The collapsible stand includes wheels and a handle that permit a user to grasp the handle and pull the stand and anything attached to it (e.g., a grill) when the stand is in a collapsed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley Cabrera, Todd Showalter