Patents Assigned to Abbott Laboratories
  • Patent number: 10702496
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using nutritional compositions generally, and infant formulas specifically, to improve cognitive, brain and/or central nervous system development in an individual. The nutritional compositions include a combination of RRR-alpha tocopherol acetate, non-RRR-alpha-tocopherol stereoisomers, fat, and protein. The amount of non-RRR alpha tocopherol stereoisomers in the nutritional compositions is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chron-si Lai, Matthew Kuchan
  • Publication number: 20200205456
    Abstract: Nutritional tablets and methods of making nutritional tablets are provided. The nutritional tablets include a compressed nutritional powder that includes protein, carbohydrate, fat, and 0.15% to 6% by weight of a flow agent based on the weight of the nutritional tablet. The nutritional tablet has a hardness of no more than 14 N and a surface polarity of greater than 30.5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: NECLA EREN, TIMOTHY LAPLANTE, DOUGLAS WEARLY, NALINI PATEL
  • Patent number: 10695358
    Abstract: The general inventive concepts are directed to compositions and methods for the prevention and treatment of dehydration. Provided herein are nutritional compositions including oral rehydration compositions. Certain embodiments of the nutritional compositions have an acidic pH, and comprise a digestible carbohydrate, sodium, citrate, and an oligosaccharide selected from a fucosylated oligosaccharide and an N-acetylated oligosaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Jomay Chow, Pedro Prieto, Ned McCoy
  • Publication number: 20200198859
    Abstract: A container (210) for holding granular or powdered material and formed by a top wall (212), a bottom wall (214), a front wall (216), a rear wall (218), a first side wall (220), and a second side wall (222). A rotatably removable lid (D) is interiorly mounted with a scoop (32) and is pivotally hinged to a collar (300) that includes a sealing gasket (330). The collar (300) mounts to the walls of the container (210). A sealing wall 240 of the lid (D) cooperates with the gasket 300 to prevent the contents from spilling. The container (210) incorporates powder control features, a container wall junction (50) preferred geometry and congruent scoop (32) enabling convenient access to the contents, a tolerance variation accommodating and strength improving, J-shaped collar (300) and interlocking indentations (290) and flex clips (310), and a pressure controlling portion (350) that prevents unwanted deformation due to pressure differentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: JAMES P. PERRY, CRAIG A. MCCARDELL, JEREMY MCBROOM, DAVID COMPEAU, ASHLEY A. GOHLKE, WILLIAM J. HOOK, KATHERINE J. JORDAN, FRANK S. WALCZAK, PETER B. CLARKE, J. KEVIN CLAY, RICHARD C. DARR, JACK E. ELDER, MARC A. PEDMO, CHARLES R. SCHOTTHOEFER
  • Publication number: 20200188098
    Abstract: At least a portion of fabrics for use in medical devices is formed from polymeric materials. The fabrics may be uncoated, partially coated or fully coated with one or more layers of a polymer. The fabrics may be used for the leaflets and/or cuffs of prosthetic heart valves and as a component of other medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Yousef F. Alkhatib, Jay Reimer, Paul E. Ashworth, Keith T. High, Richard Kaleta, Ryan Finn
  • Patent number: 10656071
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for detecting events in a flow cytometer. Also provided are methods of detecting cells in a flow cytometer. Other aspects of the present disclosure include methods for determining a level of contamination in a flow cell. Computer-readable media and systems, e.g., for practicing the methods summarized above, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Amish P. Shah, Frederic M. Hulett, III
  • Patent number: 10648909
    Abstract: Provided are methods of assessing the cleanliness of a flow cell of a flow cytometric system. The provided methods include computing a ratio of post-flow cell and pre-flow cell light beam intensities and using such a ratio to assess the cleanliness of the flow cell. Flow cytometric systems capable of monitoring the cleanliness of a flow cell contained within the system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Svitlana Y. Berezhna, JrHung T. Tsai, David Spalding, Mahesh R. Junnarkar, Chia-Fa Hsu
  • Patent number: 10648905
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity are disclosed herein. An example method includes scanning a sample container having a sample disposed therein to generate signal data including a first signal portion and a second signal portion. The example method includes detecting if the sample container includes a label attached to a surface of the sample container based on the second signal portion. If the sample container includes a label, the example method includes applying an adjustment factor to the second signal portion to create adjusted signal data. The example method includes determining a property of the sample based on one or more of the first signal portion or the adjusted signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Patrick Fritchie, Michael Shawn Murphy, Michael Cobert
  • Patent number: 10648898
    Abstract: Flow cytometer systems are provided having intermediate angle scatter detection capability. In some aspects, systems are provided that include an intermediate angle scatter (IAS) light detector positioned to measure intermediate angle scatter emitted from a flow cytometer. The system further includes a mask disposed across a portion of the IAS light detector and positioned between the flow cell and the IAS light detector to cover at least a central portion of the IAS light detector so as to block a diffraction pattern observed at the detector. In some instances, the diffraction pattern is created by a flat beam profile irradiating the sample. Methods are also provided for configuring a flow cytometer to block a diffraction pattern created by (1) a flat laser beam profile irradiating a flow cytometer liquid sample, or (2) a mismatched index of refraction between a sheath fluid and a liquid sample in a flow cytometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Mahesh R. Junnarkar
  • Patent number: 10648995
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include systems and methods. According to certain embodiments, provided is an integrated analysis system that includes a first module including a sample analysis component and a first internal container conveyor system. The integrated analysis system further includes a second module including a second internal container conveyor system. The first and second modules are positioned adjacent each other such that the first and second internal container conveyor systems are aligned and adapted to transport containers from the first module to the second module. Also provided are methods of analyzing and preparing samples (e.g., blood and body fluid samples), as well as components that find use within the analysis systems of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Roger W. Accurso, Jiong Wu, Richard G. Kendall, James A. Janik, Ronald J. Shanafelter, Robert Fahey, Svitlana Y. Berezhna, Trevor D. Shields, Mahmoud Janbakhsh, Daryl Wong, Jorge Haro, Michael J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10639319
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides that can be administered to individuals including preterm infants, infants, toddlers, children, and adults for preventing injury and/or improving the healing of the gastrointestinal tract. Additional suitable methods of using the nutritional compositions including the human milk oligosaccharides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Steven R. Davis, Jomay Chow
  • Patent number: 10639600
    Abstract: Method and apparatus to agitate a liquid are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a carrier having a base that includes a ridge extending from the base and a collar extending from the base. The example apparatus also includes a container supported on the base, the container movable between (A) a locked positon in which the ridge fixedly engages the container to non-rotatably couple the container to the base and (B) an unlocked position in which the container is disengaged from the ridge and the container is rotatable about the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Robert Paul Luoma, II
  • Patent number: 10624916
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nutritional composition for use in modulating or reducing inflammation in an adult or elderly individual in need thereof. In some aspects, the nutritional composition comprises a neutral human milk oligosaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Geralyn Duska-Mcewen, Sarah Comstock, Sharon Donovan, Rachael Buck, Joseph Schaller
  • Patent number: 10604790
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for detecting a target nucleic acid in a sample. The methods include contacting the sample, in the presence of a polymerase and an endonuclease, with a first oligonucleotide comprising, in the 5? to 3? direction, a first signal DNA generation sequence, an endonuclease recognition site, and a sequence complementary to the 3? end of a target nucleic acid; a second oligonucleotide comprising, in the 5? to 3? direction, a second signal DNA generation sequence, an endonuclease recognition site, and a sequence that is homologous to the first signal DNA generation sequence of the first oligonucleotide; a third oligonucleotide comprising, in the 5? to 3? direction, a third signal DNA generation sequence, an endonuclease recognition site, and a sequence that is homologous to the second signal DNA generation sequence of the second oligonucleotide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Makoto Komori, Toru Yoshimura
  • Patent number: D879993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Christina A. Barton, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen, Daniel Roger Nett
  • Patent number: D880719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Christina A. Barton, Daniel Roger Nett, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen
  • Patent number: D881708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Roger W. Accurso
  • Patent number: D881709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Roger W. Accurso
  • Patent number: D883115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Christina A. Barton, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen, Daniel Roger Nett
  • Patent number: D886609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Roger W. Accurso