Patents by Inventor Cory John Gerdts

Cory John Gerdts 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: 20190030538
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20180304268
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20180272352
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20180272351
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10054961
    Abstract: The present invention provides manipulation of spacing between microdroplets flowing in a microfluidic system. The manipulation includes increasing and/or decreasing spacing between a pair of adjacent droplets of a sample fluid flowing in an immiscible carrier fluid within a main microfluidic channel. The main microfluidic channel includes a region having one or more side branch channels. The spacing between the pair of droplets flowing through the region can be increased or reduced with either the addition of or removal of immiscible carrier fluid between the adjacent droplets via at least one of the side branch channels, wherein the pair of droplets remain intact while flowing through the region and continue to flow within the main microfluidic channel downstream of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Bo Zheng, Cory John Gerdts
  • Publication number: 20170364101
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfluidic technology enabling rapid and economical manipulation of reactions on the femtoliter to microliter scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Bo Zheng, Cory John Gerdts
  • Patent number: 9696729
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfluidic technology enabling rapid and economical manipulation of reactions on the femtoliter to microliter scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Bo Zheng, Cory John Gerdts
  • Patent number: 9592506
    Abstract: A method of crystallization is disclosed, the method comprises the steps of providing a microfluidic system comprising at least three channels having at least one junction; providing within the at least three channels a continuously flowing water-immiscible carrier-fluid, a continuously flowing first aqueous fluid comprising a crystallization target, and a continuously flowing second aqueous fluid comprising a precipitant; forming at least one plug comprising the first and second aqueous fluids by partitioning the aqueous fluids with the flowing carrier-fluid at the junction of the at least three channels, flowing the at least one plug through an outlet port into a tubing, and stopping the flow of the at least one plug in the tubing, wherein the crystallization target forms a crystal in the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20160288124
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20160215411
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20160187240
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfluidic technology enabling rapid and economical manipulation of reactions on the femtoliter to microliter scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Bo Zheng, Cory John Gerdts
  • Patent number: 9329107
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
    Inventors: Rustem F Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 8822148
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagliov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20140202546
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfluidic technology enabling rapid and economical manipulation of reactions on the femtoliter to microliter scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Bo Zheng, Cory John Gerdts
  • Publication number: 20130101995
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Ismagilov F. Rustem, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20120329171
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagliov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 8329407
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 8304193
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 8273573
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20110176966
    Abstract: The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Joshua David Tice, Cory John Gerdts, Bo Zheng