Patents Assigned to CLEAR LABS INC.
  • Patent number: 10676794
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and apparatus for the identification of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms in food and environmental samples. The disclosure solves existing challenges encountered in identifying food borne pathogens, including pathogens of the Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Escherichia genera in a timely and efficient manner. The disclosure also provides methods for differentiating a transient versus a resident pathogen, correlating presence of non-pathogenic with pathogenic microorganisms, distinguishing live versus dead microorganisms by sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Clear Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Amini, Ramin Khaksar, Michael Taylor, Hossein Namazi, David Tran, Christopher Haney, Pavan Vaidyanathan, Sima Mortazavi, Adam Allred
  • Patent number: 10597714
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and apparatus for the identification of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms in food and environmental samples. The disclosure solves existing challenges encountered in identifying food borne pathogens, including pathogens of the Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Escherichia genera in a timely and efficient manner. The disclosure also provides methods for differentiating a transient versus a resident pathogen, correlating presence of non-pathogenic with pathogenic microorganisms, distinguishing live versus dead microorganisms by sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Clear Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Amini, Ramin Khaksar, Michael Taylor, Shadi Shokralla, Christopher Haney, Pavan Vaidyanathan, Adam Allred, David Tran, Hossein Namazi, Julius Barsi
  • Patent number: 10246704
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and apparatus for the identification of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms in food and environmental samples. The disclosure solves existing challenges encountered in identifying food borne pathogens, including pathogens of the Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Escherichia genera in a timely and efficient manner. The disclosure also provides methods for differentiating a transient versus a resident pathogen, correlating presence of non-pathogenic with pathogenic microorganisms, distinguishing live versus dead microorganisms by sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Clear Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Amini, Ramin Khaksar, Michael Taylor, Shadi Shokralla, Hossein Namazi, David Tran
  • Patent number: 10159971
    Abstract: A handheld solid sample pipette device includes a pipette tube with a number of sharpened teeth adapted to pierce solid or substantially solid sample material, the pipette tube adapted to be matingly attached to a device that includes a handle, a plunger, and a piston within a shell of the device. A spring may be positioned to return the plunger to a non-depressed position following depression of the plunger. A sample of the material can be ejected from the handheld device. The handheld device may further include a shear ring apparatus, that in-turn includes a tube portion, a plurality of shear ring teeth, and a knobbed plate for rotating the shear ring. Following insertion of the pipette with sharpened teeth into the sample, the shear ring apparatus is pressed into the sample as well, such that the shear ring tube, which is slidingly engaged about the pipette tube, slides over the pipette tube into the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Clear Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Amini, Eugene Kane, II, Mahni Ghorashi, Kaveh Milaninia
  • Patent number: 10101328
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and apparatus for the identification of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms in food and environmental samples. The disclosure solves existing challenges encountered in identifying food borne pathogens, including pathogens of the Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Escherichia genera in a timely and efficient manner. The disclosure also provides methods for differentiating a transient versus a resident pathogen, correlating presence of non-pathogenic with pathogenic microorganisms, distinguishing live versus dead microorganisms by sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CLEAR LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Sasan Amini, Ramin Khaksar, Michael Taylor, Hossein Namazi, David Tran, Christopher Haney, Pavan Vaidyanathan, Sima Mortazavi, Adam Allred
  • Publication number: 20160239732
    Abstract: Aspects of the embodiments use nucleic acid sequence (NS) based barcodes (NS tracking barcodes) in different capacities to track, trace, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot complex biological, chemical, and biochemical processes. At least two forms of the NS tracking barcodes are described herein: ported NS tracking barcodes and process NS tracking barcodes. Ported NS tracking barcodes are designed such that they will not be modified during the process, and their sequence can indicate time or location of manufacture information, as well as an indication of success of a DNA processing step. Process NS tracking barcodes can be more complicated than the ported NS tracking barcodes, as they can be modified during the course of DNA processing, so that they can provide specific information regarding whether a desired nucleic acid process or reaction worked or did not. Process NS tracking barcodes can be synthesized such that they can used as a substrate for the reaction and get modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: CLEAR LABS INC.
    Inventor: Sasan Amini