Patents Examined by Jacqueline Brazin
  • Patent number: 10782213
    Abstract: A fluidic system that includes at least one channel for the transport of a liquid, the channel being formed of an absorbent material; and at least one switchable polymer gel that functions as a storage reservoir and/or valve for the liquid and is in contact with the absorbent material of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DIAMOND INVENTION UG
    Inventors: André Laschewsky, Erik Wishcherhoff, Carsten Beta, Robert Niedl
  • Patent number: 10775322
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing a crystal delivery medium comprising agarose for serial femtosecond crystallography and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Chelsie Conrad, Petra Fromme, Daniel James, Christopher Kupitz
  • Patent number: 10767146
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methods of use for a controlled combination of reagents is disclosed. The apparatus includes a vessel 400, a vessel insert 220, and a cap element 200. The vessel 400 has a body portion 410 for receiving a biological sample. The vessel insert 220 receives at least one reagent therein. Preferably, the vessel insert 220 is received in a portion 420 of the vessel 400. The cap element 200 is attached to the vessel 400 to secure the vessel insert 220 in the vessel 400. During use, the vessel insert 220 is adapted to release its contents when the biological sample is introduced into the body portion 410 of the vessel 400 upon application of an intermixing force to the vessel insert 220. A variety of intermixing forces may be applied, depending upon the embodiment of the present invention and its associated methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mei Yang-Woytowitz, Brent Pohl, Gary F. Hershner, Eric Ursprung, Michael A. Brasch, Ming-hsiung Yeh, Patrick Shawn Beaty, Charles C. Yu, Timothy M. Wiles, Liping Feng, Ben Turng, Xiaofei Chang, Patrick R. Murray
  • Patent number: 10739270
    Abstract: A method for operating a field testing device to detect an additive in a refrigerant and/or lubricant. The method includes mixing a reactive medium with the refrigerant and/or lubricant. The reactive medium is configured to react with any additive present in the lubricant and/or refrigerant to form a product that has a different color than the reactive medium. The method also includes determining the additive concentration of the lubricant and/or refrigerant by utilizing the color of the reaction mixture. The field operating device is portable such that the additive concentration may be determined while in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Staats, Julie A. Majurin, Ellis Johnson
  • Patent number: 10729536
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods and devices suitable for producing a transplantable cellular suspension of living tissue suitable for grafting to a patient. In applying the method and/or in using the device, donor tissue is harvested, subjected to a cell dissociation treatment, cells suitable for grafting back to a patient are collected and dispersed in a solution that is suitable for immediate dispersion over the recipient graft site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AVITA MEDICAL LTD
    Inventors: Fiona M. Wood, Marie L. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10722623
    Abstract: A cost-effective, single use bag or container is provided for storing biological substances that incorporates on its inner wall an electronic device that is configured to measure physiological and/or physical parameters of the enclosed biological substances, such as source history, identification, demographics, time stamping, temperature, pH, conductivity, glucose, O2, CO2 levels etc. The electronic device of the disclosed bag comprises a sensor configured to measure physiological and/or physical parameters of the biological substances enclosed within the bag, and a radio-frequency (RF) device communicably coupled to the sensor and configured to: (a) acquire from the sensor data associated with the measured parameters, (b) store the acquired sensor data in nonvolatile memory, and (c) communicate the stored data wirelessly to a RF reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FreMon Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Menachem Shavit
  • Patent number: 10724032
    Abstract: A fluid sample extraction device is disclosed comprising a housing defining an internal fluid passage having a distal open end and a proximal open end and a porous medium within the fluid passage, between the distal open end and proximal open end. The porous medium, which may be glass, is configured to allow fluid flow in the fluid passage to flow around the porous medium, toward the proximal open end of the housing, when fluid is drawn from the distal open end toward the proximal open end, and to allow fluid in the fluid passage to flow toward the distal open end of the housing, through the porous medium when the fluid is forced toward the distal open end. The porous medium is also configured to capture nucleic acids in the porous medium from the fluid when fluid is forced through the porous medium. Devices and kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BIOMEME, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Dominic DeJohn, Jesse Wilson vanWestrienen
  • Patent number: 10725126
    Abstract: A biomolecule magnetic sensor configured to sense magnetic beads attached with biomolecules includes an adsorption pad, a magnetic field line generator and at least one magnetic sensor. The adsorption pad is configured to adsorb the magnetic beads. The magnetic field line generator is configured to generate a plurality of first magnetic field lines, and at least one of the first magnetic field lines passes through the magnetic beads along a first direction to induce a plurality of second magnetic field lines, wherein the magnetic field line generator is disposed between the adsorption pad and the magnetic sensor in the first direction. The magnetic sensor is configured to sense a magnetic field component of at least one of the second magnetic field lines in a second direction. A second shift is provided between the magnetic sensor and the adsorption pad in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsin-Han Lee, Yu-Sheng Chen, Ding-Yeong Wang, Yu-Chen Hsin
  • Patent number: 10705098
    Abstract: Artificial microvascular network (AMVN) devices are provided and related methods of making and methods of using such devices are provided. The present disclosure generally relates to an AMVN device comprising a substrate including a capillary network configured so as to simulate those actually encountered in the circulation of various humans and animal model systems. In certain aspects, the AMVN devices may be used, e.g., to investigate the effect of storing RBCs under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. However, the use of such AMVN devices is not so limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hemanext Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Yoshida, Sergey S. Shevkoplyas, Jennie M. Burns
  • Patent number: 10687527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container system for transport of biological material comprising a container casing and an insulating device, wherein the container casing defines a container interior space for accommodation of the insulating device and for accommodation of biological material to be transported, and wherein the insulating device is constituted of at least two insulating portions, which are formed so as to surround the biological material inside the container interior space. The invention further relates to uses of such a container system for packaging and transport of biological material, as well as methods of packaging biological material for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MLM Medical Labs GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Wnendt
  • Patent number: 10648961
    Abstract: A core-shell structure (a diameter is about 5 nm) is located on an Al2O3 catalyst support. Platinum (Pt metal) is a core, and a shell that surrounds the core has a solid solution structure (A1-xBxOY) (where X is a composition that composes A and B, and Y is a composition of oxygen (O)) that is composed of platinum, palladium, and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Murata, Yukari Shibuta, Takuya Suzuki, Makoto Okamura
  • Patent number: 10634584
    Abstract: A microscopic collection device, method for collecting a microscopic sample from a target surface, and the work stand for holding the microscopic collection device are provided. The microscopic collection device includes a holding element comprising a handle at one end and a collection platform connected to the holding element at a second end. The collection platform includes a collection surface on which the microscopic sample is deposited when the microscopic collection device comes into contact with the target surface. A tape is inserted through a slit and wrapped around the collection platform. The work stand includes a slit capable of holding the microscopic collection device such that the collection platform is perpendicular to the top surface of the work stand. A microscopic sample, collected using the microscopic collection device, is not only collected from the target surface but is also concentrated onto the collection face of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Heath Farris, Kevin Robert Gemp, David Masters
  • Patent number: 10618049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sampling assembly (1), in particular for relatively small quantities of bodily fluids. The said sample assembly (1) comprises a sample container (2) and a support assembly (15). The sample container (2) has an open end (4), an end (5) closed by a bottom (6) as well as a side wall (7). The support assembly (15) protrudes axially over the sample container (2) in the area of the closed end (5) thereof, and comprises at least two container extension pieces (16). The container extension pieces (16) are each integrally connected with the sample container (2) via a hinge assembly (17) and are pivotable from a production position aligned at an angle (18) to the longitudinal axis (8) to a use position which is aligned approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Ebetsberger, Georg Kofler, Maximilian Mizelli
  • Patent number: 10620198
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cartridge for performing sample analysis in a portable point of care test device (POCT); a point of care assay device, comprising said cartridge and a reader for accommodating said cartridge, for detecting and/or quantifying an analyte in a sample; and a kit of parts comprising the said components of said point of care assay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Invitron Limited
    Inventors: Andrew James Woodhead, James Stuart Woodhead
  • Patent number: 10613027
    Abstract: Techniques for forming nanoribbon or bulk graphene-based SPR sensors are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a graphene-based SPR sensor is provided which includes the steps of: depositing graphene onto a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a dielectric layer on a conductive layer, and wherein the graphene is deposited onto the dielectric layer; and patterning the graphene into multiple, evenly spaced graphene strips, wherein each of the graphene strips has a width of from about 50 nanometers to about 5 micrometers, and ranges therebetween, and wherein the graphene strips are separated from one another by a distance of from about 5 nanometers to about 50 micrometers, and ranges therebetween. Alternatively, bulk graphene may be employed and the dielectric layer is used to form periodic regions of differing permittivity. A testing apparatus and method of analyzing a sample using the present SPR sensors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phaedon Avouris, Damon B. Farmer, Yilei Li, Hugen Yan
  • Patent number: 10596574
    Abstract: The invention relates to an incubation tray having a depression formed by the walls of the incubation tray and having a base, wherein the incubation tray has a means for drawing off liquid on at least one longitudinal end of the depression, preferably an opening which opens into an outlet channel on the longitudinal end of the depression, particularly preferably in a wall of the incubation tray, wherein the opening and the outlet channel are designed such that negative pressure can be applied, wherein the incubation tray is pivotable about the transverse axis of the incubation tray, and wherein the incubation tray can be equipped with a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Euroimmun Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG
    Inventor: Christian Kaffka
  • Patent number: 10595762
    Abstract: A specimen transfer device adapted to receive a blood sample is disclosed. The specimen transfer device includes a housing and an actuation member. A deformable material is disposed within the housing and is deformable from an initial position in which the material is adapted to hold the sample to a deformed position in which at least a portion of the sample is released from the material. A viscoelastic member is disposed within the housing between the material and the housing and between the material and the actuation member. The viscoelastic member is engaged with the actuation member and the material such that movement of the actuation member from a first position to a second position deforms the material from the initial position to the deformed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 10589275
    Abstract: A device for separating and concentrating target particles or molecules from a fibrinogen containing sample of liquid comprises a container (1) for collecting the sample and a closure (2). The container (1) comprises a first end and a second end and at least one interior wall defining a reservoir portion (5) for receiving the sample. The reservoir portion (5) comprises at least one anchor element (4) to locally catch a polymerized fibrin pellet formed upon the addition of the sample into the container. The separation and concentration process is operated by trapping the target particles or molecules into the so-formed polymerized fibrin pellet that are captured on the anchor element (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DEBIOPHARM INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventors: Amar Rida, Sélène Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10585093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-sensing device. The bio-sensing device includes an array of unit cells, each unit cell including: a source electrode and a drain electrode spaced apart from each other; a sensing film which is a channel between the source electrode and the drain electrode; and gate electrodes spaced apart from the sensing film, wherein the gate electrodes include an upper gate electrode and a lower gate electrode that are vertically spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NDD, INC.
    Inventors: Sae Young Ahn, Hyun Hwa Kwon
  • Patent number: 10576190
    Abstract: The present technology discloses a cost-effective, single use bag or container for storing biological substances that incorporates on its inner wall an electronic device that is configured to measure physiological and/or physical parameters of the enclosed biological substances, such as source history, identification, demographics, time stamping, temperature, pH, conductivity, glucose, O2, CO2 levels etc. The electronic device of the disclosed bag comprises a sensor configured to measure physiological and/or physical parameters of the biological substances enclosed within the bag, and a radio-frequency (RF) device communicably coupled to the sensor and configured to: (a) acquire from the sensor data associated with the measured parameters, (b) store the acquired sensor data in nonvolatile memory, and (c) communicate the stored data wirelessly to a RF reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FreMon Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Menachem Shavit