Patents by Inventor Elizabeth A. Holmes

Elizabeth A. Holmes 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: 20200176985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing energy distribution are disclosed. Exemplary embodiment may: receive a request for separating a grid sub-network from a greater grid network at a grid point of common coupling, and wherein the greater grid network comprises a first set of premises, a first set of energy resources, and a first set of premise points of common coupling; separate the grid sub-network, wherein the grid sub-network comprises a second set of premises, a second set of energy resources, and a second set of premise points of common coupling; distribute energy from the second set of energy resources to the second set of premises of the grid sub-network; receive a request to reintegrate the grid sub-network to the greater grid network; reintegrate the grid sub-network; and distribute energy from the first set of energy resources to the first set of premises of the greater grid network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Abdulelah Habib, Raymond de Callafon, Vahid Rasouli Disfani, Jan Kleissl, John Holmes, Elizabeth Ratnam
  • Patent number: 10670588
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and systems for use at the point of care. The methods devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device are modular to allow for flexibility and robustness of use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tammy Burd, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Gary Frenzel, Anthony Joseph Nugent
  • Publication number: 20200166528
    Abstract: Methods for improving assays of biological samples are provided, including assays of small volume biological samples, such as blood samples obtained from a fingerstick. The methods include steps of selecting a baseline assay; providing a first revised assay by altering an aspect, a reagent, or a step of the baseline assay; comparing the results of the baseline assay and first revised assay; and identifying the first revised assay as an improved assay if the results of the first revised assay are similar to, are substantially the same as, or are better than, the results of the baseline assay. The methods may be iterated. Alterations include reducing sample volume; setting temperature; reducing step number and duration; altering reagent composition and number; and altering detection. Improved assays may reduce the duration, cost, or complexity of the assay, may improve assay sensitivity, accuracy, or reliability, and may provide synergistic improvements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Patel, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10634667
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and systems for use at the point of care. The methods devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device are modular to allow for flexibility and robustness of use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tammy Burd, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Gary Frenzel, Anthony Joseph Nugent
  • Patent number: 10627418
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: James Wasson, Pey-Jiun Ko, Joy Roy, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10620192
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and systems for use at the point of care. The methods devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device are modular to allow for flexibility and robustness of use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tammy Burd, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Gary Frenzel, Anthony Joseph Nugent
  • Patent number: 10613080
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and systems for use at the point of care. The methods devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device are modular to allow for flexibility and robustness of use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tammy Burd, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Gary Frenzel, Anthony Joseph Nugent
  • Publication number: 20200103406
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and apparatuses are provided for the image analysis of measurement of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Chinmay Pangarkar, Timothy Smith, Karan Mohan, Samartha Anekal, Daniel L. Young, James R. Wasson
  • Publication number: 20200096527
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing a biological sample. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a sample vessel containing the sample; retrieving information from an information storage unit associated with the sample; using said information for selecting at least one cartridge front at least two or more different cartridges, each configured for use with a sample processing device; loading at least one or more reagents onto the cartridge, wherein the one or more reagents to be added are selected based at least in part on the information or instructions derived from the information; and placing the sample vessel in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Adrit Lath
  • Patent number: 10598654
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and systems for use at the point of care. The methods devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device are modular to allow for flexibility and robustness of use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tammy Burd, Ian Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Gary Frenzel, Anthony Joseph Nugent
  • Publication number: 20200081023
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising analyte testing on one or more types of samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Timothy Smith, Alexander Loo, Daniel Young
  • Publication number: 20200063185
    Abstract: Reagents, assays, methods, kits, devices, and systems for rapid measurement of cholesterol and cholesterol sub-fractions from a blood sample are provided. Total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol can be measured in a single assay using kinetic measurements, under conditions in which cholesterol sub-species are converted to a detectable product at distinct rates. The detectable product is measured at different times after assay initiation. A lipase, cholesterol esterase, cholesterol oxidase and a peroxidase may be used together to produce colored product in amounts directly proportional to the quantity of cholesterol converted. Methods for calculating very-low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels by further including triglyceride measurements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Matje, Ian Gibbons, Paul Patel, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20200057085
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: James R. Wasson, John Kent Frankovich, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Timothy Smith, Michael Chen, Daniel Young
  • Patent number: 10565705
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for collecting, preparing, and/or analyzing a biological sample. A sample collection site may be utilized with one or more sample processing device. The sample processing device may be configured to accept a sample from a subject. The sample processing device may perform one or more sample preparation step and/or chemical reaction involving the sample. Data related to the sample may be sent from the device to a laboratory. The laboratory may be a certified laboratory that may generate a report that is transmitted to a health care professional. The health care professional may rely on the report for diagnosing, treating, and/or preventing a disease in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20200047179
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The sample is collected at a first location and subjected to a first sample processing step. The sample may be shipped to a second location and subjected to a second sample processing step that does not introduce contaminants into a plasma portion of the sample formed from the first processing step. The sample may also be mixed with other material(s) in the collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Clarissa Lui, Michael Chen, Daniel Young
  • Patent number: 10557863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Michael Chen, John K. Frankovich, Samartha Anekal, Adrit Lath, Alexander Loo, Chinmay Pangarkar, Joy Roy, Timothy Smith, Daniel Young
  • Patent number: 10557786
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony J. Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel Young, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Publication number: 20200023353
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and kits useful for the collection and analysis of samples obtained by swabs are disclosed. Swab containers configured for receiving a swab containing a sample; cartridges for holding one or more of: a swab container, a swab, assay units, pipette tips, vessels, transport units, and implements; systems (which may include a sample processing device); kits; and methods for their use are disclosed. A swab container may include an entry port; an assay chamber having an assay port; a conduit comprising an interior channel connecting the entry port; and an interior channel providing fluidic communication between the entry port and assay chamber. An interior channel may be configured to squeeze a portion of a swab placed in or through the conduit. A cartridge may include a cartridge frame configured to receive one or more of swab containers, assay units, transport units, pipette tips, vessels or implements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Clarissa Lui, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10533994
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of medical devices. Specifically, the present invention provides portable medical devices that allow real-time detection of analytes from a biological fluid. The methods and devices are particularly useful for providing point-of-care testing for a variety of medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Shaunak Roy, Ian Gibbons, Shize Daniel Qi, Edmond Ku, Chris Todd, Melissa Takahashi, Bruce Johnson, Jeff Fenton, Keith Moravick, Uwe Springborn, Anthony Delacruz
  • Patent number: 10534009
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Chinmay Pangarkar, Samartha Anekal