Patents by Inventor Collin A. Rich

Collin A. Rich 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: 20190195743
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby recirculating fluid flow between the fluid channel inlet and the fluid channel outlet to carry sections between the sample sectioning module and the section mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Collin Rich, Nolan Orfield, Vincent Alessi
  • Patent number: 10281365
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby recirculating fluid flow between the fluid channel inlet and the fluid channel outlet to carry sections between the sample sectioning module and the section mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aquaro Histology, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Rich, Nolan Orfield, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20190107470
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin A. Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20190033174
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby recirculating fluid flow between the fluid channel inlet and the fluid channel outlet to carry sections between the sample sectioning module and the section mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Collin Rich, Nolan Orfield, Vincent Alessi
  • Patent number: 10175155
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Aquaro Histology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20180364145
    Abstract: Systems in a flow cytometer having an interrogation zone and illumination impinging the interrogation zone include: a lens subsystem including a collimating element that collimates light from the interrogation zone, a light dispersion element that disperses collimated light into a light spectrum, and a focusing lens that focuses the light spectrum onto an array of adjacent detection points; a detector array, including semiconductor detector devices, that collectively detects a full spectral range of input light signals, in which each detector device detects a subset spectral range of the full spectral range of light signals; and a user interface that enables a user to create a set of virtual detector channels by grouping detectors in the detector array, such that each virtual detector channel corresponds to a detector group and has a virtual detector channel range including the sum of subset spectral ranges of the detectors in the corresponding detector group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Collin A. Rich
  • Patent number: 10119889
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby recirculating fluid flow between the fluid channel inlet and the fluid channel outlet to carry sections between the sample sectioning module and the section mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Aquaro Histology, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Rich, Nolan Orfield, Vincent Alessi
  • Patent number: 10031064
    Abstract: Systems in a flow cytometer having an interrogation zone and illumination impinging the interrogation zone include: a lens subsystem including a collimating element that collimates light from the interrogation zone, a light dispersion element that disperses collimated light into a light spectrum, and a focusing lens that focuses the light spectrum onto an array of adjacent detection points; a detector array, including semiconductor detector devices, that collectively detects a full spectral range of input light signals, in which each detector device detects a subset spectral range of the full spectral range of light signals; and a user interface that enables a user to create a set of virtual detector channels by grouping detectors in the detector array, such that each virtual detector channel corresponds to a detector group and has a virtual detector channel range including the sum of subset spectral ranges of the detectors in the corresponding detector group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ACCURI CYTOMETERS, INC.
    Inventor: Collin A. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180029720
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby recirculating fluid flow between the fluid channel inlet and the fluid channel outlet to carry sections between the sample sectioning module and the section mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Collin Rich, Nolan Orfield, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20170284910
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Patent number: 9719897
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Alessi Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20170042504
    Abstract: A method and system for using ultrasound for evaluating pressure of a vessel of a user, the method including: providing an ultrasound system configured to be placed at a body region proximal the vessel of the user, generating a correlation between a set of push pulse parameters and a set of push pulse-dependent values associated with the vessel, wherein generating the correlation includes providing a push pulse and determining a push pulse-dependent value based on the push pulse, generating a pressure value from the vessel based on the correlation, and generating a pressure waveform from the pressure value and a set of supplemental pressure values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Collin A. Rich, David Lemmerhirt
  • Patent number: 9551600
    Abstract: A system for creating a flow cytometer network includes: a flow cytometer with an interrogation zone and a fixed gain detection system that collects sample data from the interrogation zone; a flow cytometer data center that stores and manages sample-related data from the flow cytometer; and a network communication module that communicates sample-related data between the flow cytometer and the data center. The system may include a second flow cytometer and a second network communication module, where the first and second flow cytometers are calibrated to have substantially identical fixed gain settings. A method for creating a flow cytometer network includes: calibrating first and second flow cytometers with a calibration solution; collecting sample data with a fixed gain detection system; uploading data to a flow cytometer data center; retrieving data from the data center; and performing data analysis on the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Accuri Cytometers, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant C. Howes, Collin A. Rich
  • Patent number: 9523677
    Abstract: A system and method for a flow cytometer system including a prepared sample fluid with reference beads; an interrogation zone that analyzes the prepared sample fluid; a peristaltic pump system that draws the sample fluid through the interrogation zone; and a processor that monitors a measured volume of sample fluid sampled by the peristaltic pump system and an expected sample volume based on data generated by the analysis of the sample fluid. A system and method is additionally described using an alternative volume sensing fluidic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Accuri Cytometers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack T. Ball, Grant C. Howes, Collin A. Rich
  • Publication number: 20160266025
    Abstract: A system and method for a flow cytometer system including a prepared sample fluid with reference beads; an interrogation zone that analyzes the prepared sample fluid; a peristaltic pump system that draws the sample fluid through the interrogation zone; and a processor that monitors a measured volume of sample fluid sampled by the peristaltic pump system and an expected sample volume based on data generated by the analysis of the sample fluid. A system and method is additionally described using an alternative volume sensing fluidic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jack T. Ball, Grant Charles J. Howes, Collin A. Rich
  • Publication number: 20160231206
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Publication number: 20160139025
    Abstract: Systems in a flow cytometer having an interrogation zone and illumination impinging the interrogation zone include: a lens subsystem including a collimating element that collimates light from the interrogation zone, a light dispersion element that disperses collimated light into a light spectrum, and a focusing lens that focuses the light spectrum onto an array of adjacent detection points; a detector array, including semiconductor detector devices, that collectively detects a full spectral range of input light signals, in which each detector device detects a subset spectral range of the full spectral range of light signals; and a user interface that enables a user to create a set of virtual detector channels by grouping detectors in the detector array, such that each virtual detector channel corresponds to a detector group and has a virtual detector channel range including the sum of subset spectral ranges of the detectors in the corresponding detector group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Collin A. Rich
  • Patent number: 9341548
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Alessi Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi
  • Patent number: 9280635
    Abstract: Systems in a flow cytometer having an interrogation zone and illumination impinging the interrogation zone include: a lens subsystem including a collimating element that collimates light from the interrogation zone, a light dispersion element that disperses collimated light into a light spectrum, and a focusing lens that focuses the light spectrum onto an array of adjacent detection points; a detector array, including semiconductor detector devices, that collectively detects a full spectral range of input light signals, in which each detector device detects a subset spectral range of the full spectral range of light signals; and a user interface that enables a user to create a set of virtual detector channels by grouping detectors in the detector array, such that each virtual detector channel corresponds to a detector group and has a virtual detector channel range including the sum of subset spectral ranges of the detectors in the corresponding detector group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Accuri Cytometers, Inc.
    Inventor: Collin A. Rich
  • Publication number: 20150241324
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded sample by a sample sectioning module positioned proximal the fluid channel inlet, a section-mounting region downstream of the fluid channel inlet, and a fluid channel outlet downstream of the section-mounting region; a reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid channel outlet; and a manifold, fluidly coupled to the reservoir, that delivers fluid from the reservoir to the fluid channel inlet, thereby transmitting fluid flow that drives delivery of the section from the fluid channel inlet toward the section-mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Nolan Orfield, Collin Rich, Vincent Alessi