Patents by Inventor Donald J. Moran, Jr.

Donald J. Moran, Jr. 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: 20190197295
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, JR., David J. Hawks, Jospeh Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10255478
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, Jr., David J. Hawks, Joseph Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10018645
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test element includes a support member, at least one test column containing a test material, and a wrap, such as an adhesively-attached foil wrap, covering the top of the at least one test element. The wrap includes a weakened portion directly above each test column, in which each weakened portion is formed by pre-stressing the portion, but not to the point of puncturing the wrap to enable the wrap to be punctured by a fluid aspirating/dispensing element, such as a metering tip, permitting access to the contents of the test column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Donald J. Moran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170138977
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test element includes a support member, at least one test column containing a test material, and a wrap, such as an adhesively-attached foil wrap, covering the top of the at least one test element. The wrap includes a weakened portion directly above each test column, in which each weakened portion is formed by pre-stressing the portion, but not to the point of puncturing the wrap to enable the wrap to be punctured by a fluid aspirating/dispensing element, such as a metering tip, permitting access to the contents of the test column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Donald J. Moran, JR.
  • Patent number: 9562921
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test element includes a support member, at least one test column containing a test material, and a wrap, such as an adhesively-attached foil wrap, covering the top of the at least one test element. The wrap includes a weakened portion directly above each test column, in which each weakened portion is formed by pre-stressing the portion, but not to the point of puncturing the wrap to enable the wrap to be punctured by a fluid aspirating/dispensing element, such as a metering tip, permitting access to the contents of the test column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Moran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150269412
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, JR., David J. Hawks, Joseph Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9066021
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, Jr., David J. Hawks, Joseph Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20140113383
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, JR., David J. Hawks, Joseph Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8226536
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20120094368
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, JR., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8092361
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20090274348
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic testing apparatus includes a centrifuge and an imager disposed in relation to the centrifuge wherein at least one image is captured of at least one test element in advance of a complete centrifugation period in order to provide predictive data concerning the presence of an agglutination reaction or failure mode of the apparatus or test element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Jakubowicz, Donald J. Moran, JR., Michael L. Dee, Joseph M. Chiapperi, Mark Sawczuk
  • Publication number: 20090275458
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, JR., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20090246877
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test element includes a support member, at least one test column containing a test material, and a wrap, such as an adhesively-attached foil wrap, covering the top of the at least one test element. The wrap includes a weakened portion directly above each test column, in which each weakened portion is formed by pre-stressing the portion, but not to the point of puncturing the wrap to enable the wrap to be punctured by a fluid aspirating/dispensing element, such as a metering tip, permitting access to the contents of the test column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Moran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7378057
    Abstract: Evaporation control for a fluid supply, such as used in a clinical analyzer, can be provided by utilizing a straw-like insert which is disposed into a fluid-containing bottle. The straw provides an increased diffusion length or “stagnant” zone. The bottle can also be configured to effectively reduce evaporation in a similar manner by providing a narrowed diameter prior to the fluid retaining portion of the bottle and by increasing the distance between the top of the bottle and the top of the fluid surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Arter, Scott Schwallie, James Hassett, James Love, James D. Shaw, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Robert T. Witkowski, Malinda L. McFeaters