Patents by Inventor Anila Prabhu

Anila Prabhu 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).

  • Patent number: 10434284
    Abstract: A medical dressing (100) with a dressing body (102) and a flap (104). The flap can include a fixed end (120) coupled to the dressing body, and a free end (122) movable with respect to the dressing body between a first position and a second position in which the free end is positioned in overlapping relationship with the dressing body. A second major surface (116) of at least the free end of the flap can be configured to be secured to the dressing body, and the flap can be located toward a proximal end of the dressing body, such that a distal portion of the dressing body is free of the flap. The dressing body can be adhered to skin with a skin-contact adhesive (e.g., a silicone adhesive) (115), and the flap can be secured to the dressing body with a securing adhesive (e.g. an acrylate adhesive) (117) that can have a higher adhesion or adhesive strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jennifer N. Hanson, Donald G. Peterson, Michael D. Determan, Matthew H. Fryxell, Joseph M. Hommes, Michael R. Plumb, Anila Prabhu, Kiu-Yuen Tse
  • Publication number: 20160193452
    Abstract: A medical dressing (100) with a dressing body (102) and a flap (104). The flap can include a fixed end (120) coupled to the dressing body, and a free end (122) movable with respect to the dressing body between a first position and a second position in which the free end is positioned in overlapping relationship with the dressing body. A second major surface (116) of at least the free end of the flap can be configured to be secured to the dressing body, and the flap can be located toward a proximal end of the dressing body, such that a distal portion of the dressing body is free of the flap. The dressing body can be adhered to skin with a skin-contact adhesive (e.g., a silicone adhesive) (115), and the flap can be secured to the dressing body with a securing adhesive (e.g. an acrylate adhesive) (117) that can have a higher adhesion or adhesive strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jennifer N. Hanson, Donald G. Peterson, Michael D. Determan, Matthew H. Fryxell, Joseph M. Hommes, Michael R. Plumb, Anila Prabhu, Kiu-Yuen Tse
  • Publication number: 20050163664
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for low volume microarray processing are disclosed. The microarray devices preferably include a plurality of reactant sites on a reactant surface. The reactant sites include reactants that operate to capture one or more selected analytes that can then be detected based on an electromagnetic signal, e.g., fluorescence, that is emitted by each analyte in response to excitation energy incident on the microarray device. Mixing and/or distribution of the analyte sample over the reactant surface is accomplished by tilting the reactant surface such that the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface under the force of gravity. The tilting is performed such that a portion of the analyte sample accumulates in a bead along a first edge of the reactant surface. The reactant surface is then tilted in a different direction such that a portion of the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface and accumulates at a second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Kurt Halverson, Anila Prabhu, Steven Botzet
  • Patent number: 6913931
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for low volume microarray processing are disclosed. The microarray devices preferably include a plurality of reactant sites on a reactant surface. The reactant sites include reactants that operate to capture one or more selected analytes that can then be detected based on an electromagnetic signal, e.g., fluorescence, that is emitted by each analyte in response to excitation energy incident on the microarray device. Mixing and/or distribution of the analyte sample over the reactant surface is accomplished by tilting the reactant surface such that the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface under the force of gravity. The tilting is performed such that a portion of the analyte sample accumulates in a bead along a first edge of the reactant surface. The reactant surface is then tilted in a different direction such that a portion of the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface and accumulates at a second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kurt J. Halverson, Anila Prabhu, Steven J. Botzet
  • Patent number: 6783838
    Abstract: A coated laminate having an ionic surface including a shrinkable polymeric film, an ionic coating and, optionally, a hydrogel is disclosed. A method for transferring sample molecules from a matrix to a coated laminate having an ionic surface also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coleman, Kurt J. Halverson, James I. Hembre, Sanjay L. Patil, Anila Prabhu, Raj Rajagopal, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Barbara C. Swenson, Patrick S. Quint
  • Publication number: 20040067596
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for low volume microarray processing are disclosed. The microarray devices preferably include a plurality of reactant sites on a reactant surface. The reactant sites include reactants that operate to capture one or more selected analytes that can then be detected based on an electromagnetic signal, e.g., fluorescence, that is emitted by each analyte in response to excitation energy incident on the microarray device. Mixing and/or distribution of the analyte sample over the reactant surface is accomplished by tilting the reactant surface such that the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface under the force of gravity. The tilting is performed such that a portion of the analyte sample accumulates in a bead along a first edge of the reactant surface. The reactant surface is then tilted in a different direction such that a portion of the analyte sample flows over the reactant surface and accumulates at a second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kurt J. Halverson, Anila Prabhu, Steven J. Botzet
  • Publication number: 20030040125
    Abstract: Methods for performing immunological assays are provided. The methods allow performing immunological assays with increased sensitivity, increased specificity, or both. Kits for performing immunological assays having increased sensitivity, increased specificity, or both, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephanie F. Bernatchez, Barbara C. Swenson, Kurt J. Halverson, Sanjay L. Patil, Anila Prabhu, Jerald K. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20020160367
    Abstract: A coated laminate having an ionic surface including a shrinkable polymeric film, an ionic coating and, optionally, a hydrogel is disclosed. A method for transferring sample molecules from a matrix to a coated laminate having an ionic surface also is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coleman, Kurt J. Halverson, James I. Hembre, Sanjay L. Patil, Anila Prabhu, Raj Rajagopal, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Barbara C. Swenson, Patrick S. Quint
  • Publication number: 20020160530
    Abstract: Methods of transferring molecules from a matrix to a coated laminate having an ionic surface are disclosed. Coated laminates having an ionic surface also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coleman, Kurt J. Halverson, James I. Hembre, Sanjay L. Patil, Anila Prabhu, Raj Rajagopal, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Barbara C. Swenson, Patrick S. Quint
  • Publication number: 20020142306
    Abstract: A method for transferring molecules from a matrix to a laminate comprising a shrinkable polymeric film and a surface coating is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coleman, Kurt J. Halverson, James I. Hembre, Sanjay L. Patil, Anila Prabhu, Raj Rajagopal, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Barbara C. Swenson
  • Patent number: D491273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert M. Biegler, Anila Prabhu