Patents by Inventor Andries Van der Meer

Andries Van der Meer 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: 20220089989
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing and using a body having a first structure defining a first chamber, a second structure defining a second chamber, a membrane located at an interface region between the first chamber and the second chamber to separate the first chamber from the second chamber. The first chamber comprises a first permeable matrix disposed therein and the first permeable matrix comprises at least one or a plurality of lumens each extending therethrough, which is optionally lined with at least one layer of cells. The second chamber can comprise cells cultured therein. The systems and methods described herein can be used for various applications, including, e.g., growth and/or differentiation of primary cells, and/or simulation of a microenvironment in living tissues and/or organs (to model physiology or disease states, and/or to identify therapeutic agents). The systems and methods can also permit co-cultures of two or more different cell types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Donald E. Ingber, Andries Van der Meer, Anna Herland
  • Patent number: 11150255
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: EMULATE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoungshin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monicah Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Patent number: 10989721
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: EMULATE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoungshin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monicah Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Patent number: 10908171
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: EMULATE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoungshin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monicah Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Patent number: 10852311
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Emulate, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoungshin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monicah Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Patent number: 10228381
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMULATE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoungshin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monicah Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20190025240
    Abstract: A method of fabricating electrodes includes forming a first metallic film layer on an upper surface of a first material substrate, and attaching a first polymeric layer to the upper surface of the first material substrate to form a first opened microchannel. The method further includes forming a second metallic film layer on a portion of a lower surface of a second material substrate, and attaching a second polymeric layer to the lower surface of the second material substrate to form a second opened microchannel. The method also includes attaching the first opened microchannel to a bottom side of the membrane and the second opened microchannel to the top side of the membrane. The first metallic film layer and the second metallic film layer each constitute transparent electrodes and are positioned with the membrane therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier Henry, Andries van der Meer, Donald E. Ingber
  • Publication number: 20180298317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing and using a body having a first structure defining a first chamber, a second structure defining a second chamber, a membrane located at an interface region between the first chamber and the second chamber to separate the first chamber from the second chamber. The first chamber comprises a first permeable matrix disposed therein and the first permeable matrix comprises at least one or a plurality of lumens each extending therethrough, which is optionally lined with at least one layer of cells. The second chamber can comprise cells cultured therein. The systems and methods described herein can be used for various applications, including, e.g., growth and/or differentiation of primary cells, and/or simulation of a microenvironment in living tissues and/or organs (to model physiology or disease states, and/or to identify therapeutic agents). The systems and methods can also permit co-cultures of two or more different cell types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Donald E. INGBER, Andries VAN DER MEER, Anna HERLAND
  • Publication number: 20180017583
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20180015462
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20180017585
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20180017582
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20180015455
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Norman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano
  • Publication number: 20180017584
    Abstract: Compositions, devices and methods are described for preventing, reducing, controlling or delaying adhesion, adsorption, surface-mediated clot formation, or coagulation in a microfluidic device or chip. In one embodiment, blood (or other fluid with blood components) that contains anticoagulant is introduced into a microfluidic device comprising one or more additive channels containing one or more reagents that will re-activate the native coagulation cascade in the blood that makes contact with it “on-chip” before moving into the experimental region of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Levner, Christopher David Hinojosa, Noeman Wen, Jacob Fraser, Justin Nguyen, Riccardo Barrile, Geraldine Hamilton, Catherine Karalis, Hyoung Shin Park, Antonio Varone, Andries Van der Meer, Monica Otieno, David Conegliano