US Patent 7,094,394
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Montana State University (Bozeman, MN, US) ; University of Rochester (Rochester, NY, US) ; University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
A method of cleaning or protecting surfaces by treatment with compositions comprising N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (OdDHL) blocking compounds and/or N-butyryl-L-homoserine lactone (BHL) analogs, either in combination or separately.
Davies, David G. and Costerton, John William Methods and compositions for controlling biofilm development. US Patent 7,094,394 filed July 01, 2002 and issued August 22, 2006. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/406