Patents by Inventor Triet M. Lu

Triet M. Lu 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: 20160184346
    Abstract: A skin antisepsis composition comprising a vehicle comprising a (C1-4)alcohol and water in a ratio of at least 60:40, a hydroxycarboxylic acid, a cationic film-forming polymer, and at least one antimicrobial agent; and methods of using the composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: MATTHEW T. SCHOLZ, DANLI WANG, TRIET M. LU, DONG-WEI ZHU
  • Patent number: 9277750
    Abstract: A skin antisepsis composition comprising a comprising a (C1-4)alcohol and water in a ratio of at least 60:40, a hydroxycarboxylic acid, a cationic film-forming polymer, and at least one antimicrobial agent; and methods of using the composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet M. Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 8840932
    Abstract: Antiseptic compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include: an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of iodine (I2), an iodophor, and a combination thereof, wherein the antimicrobial agent is present in an amount sufficient to provide an available iodine concentration of at least about 0.25 wt-%; a hydroxycarboxylic acid buffer in an amount of at least about 5 wt-%; water; and an optionally substantive film-forming polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet M. Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120184929
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Robert A. Asmus, John D. Dell
  • Patent number: 8118766
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Triet M. Lu
  • Patent number: 8105306
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Robert A. Asmus, John D. Dell
  • Publication number: 20110274770
    Abstract: A skin antisepsis composition comprising a comprising a (C1-4)alcohol and water in a ratio of at least 60:40, a hydroxycarboxylic acid, a cationic film-forming polymer, and at least one antimicrobial agent; and methods of using the composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet M. Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 8012427
    Abstract: An apparatus assembly for detecting an analyte in a sample of material includes a valve, a frame, and a plurality of housing segments. The valve may be actuated to adjust a flow path and flow rate through the housing segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: G. Marco Bommarito, Larry H. Dodge, Brinda B. Lakshmi, Triet M. Lu, Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110091903
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of analyzing a sample for a bacterium of interest. In particular, the methods involve an initial capture process that includes the use of one or more antibodies having antigenic specificities for one or more distinct analytes characteristic of the specific bacterium. After initial capture of a specific bacterium, techniques of analyzing involve colorimetric techniques, particularly using colorimetric sensors that include polydiacetylene (PDA) materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: G. Marco Bommarito, Sridhar V. Dasaratha, Brinda B. Lakshmi, Robert E. Brennan, JR., Joseph J. Stoffel, Joseph P. Hensler, Triet M. Lu, Patrick A. Mach, Chunmei Guo, Mara S. Reif-Wenner, Heather M. Webb
  • Publication number: 20080302193
    Abstract: An apparatus assembly for detecting an analyte in a sample of material includes a valve, a frame, and a plurality of housing segments. The valve may be actuated to adjust a flow path and flow rate through the housing segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: G. Marco Bommarito, Larry H. Dodge, Brinda B. Lakshmi, Triet M. Lu, Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Patent number: 7323163
    Abstract: Film-forming compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include an optional active agent, water, a surfactant, and a water-soluble or water-dispersible vinyl polymer comprising amine group-containing side-chains and a copolymerized hydrophobic monomer; wherein the amine equivalent weight of the polymer is at least about 300 grams polymer per equivalent of amine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Danli Wang, Matthew T. Scholz, Dong-Wei Zhu, Triet M. Lu
  • Patent number: 7261701
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Co.
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Robert A. Asmus, John D. Dell
  • Patent number: 7147873
    Abstract: Antiseptic compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include: an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of iodine (I2), an iodophor, and a combination thereof, wherein the antimicrobial agent is present in an amount sufficient to provide an available iodine concentration of at least about 0.25 wt-%; a hydroxycarboxylic acid buffer in an amount of at least about 5 wt-%; water; and an optionally substantive film-forming polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet M. Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 6838078
    Abstract: Film-forming compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include an optional active agent, water, a surfactant, and a water-soluble or water-dispersible vinyl polymer comprising amine group-containing side-chains and a copolymerized hydrophobic monomer; wherein the amine equivalent weight of the polymer is at least about 300 grams polymer per equivalent of amine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Danli Wang, Matthew T. Scholz, Dong-Wei Zhu, Triet M. Lu
  • Publication number: 20040267182
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Robert A. Asmus, John D. Dell
  • Publication number: 20040068218
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company Office of Intellectual Property Counsel
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Robert A. Asmus, John D. Dell
  • Publication number: 20030194415
    Abstract: Film-forming compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include an optional active agent, water, a surfactant, and a water-soluble or water-dispersible vinyl polymer comprising amine group-containing side-chains and a copolymerized hydrophobic monomer; wherein the amine equivalent weight of the polymer is at least about 300 grams polymer per equivalent of amine group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Danli Wang, Matthew T. Scholz, Dong-Wei Zhu, Triet M. Lu
  • Publication number: 20030194447
    Abstract: Antiseptic compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include: an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of iodine (I2), an iodophor, and a combination thereof, wherein the antimicrobial agent is present in an amount sufficient to provide an available iodine concentration of at least about 0.25 wt-%; a hydroxycarboxylic acid buffer in an amount of at least about 5 wt-%; water; and an optionally substantive film-forming polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet M. Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: D503229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Mark V. Johnson, Triet M. Lu, Matthew T. Scholz