Patents by Inventor Gabriel Monti

Gabriel Monti 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: 20200376452
    Abstract: There is described a system for growing a microorganism in liquid culture, the system comprising: a driving apparatus configured to house and oscillate a microfluidic cartridge; and a microfluidic cartridge comprising at least one incubation chamber, such that when the system is in use, the incubation chamber may be oscillated back and forth along an oscillation path using a preferred oscillation protocol. There is also described a method of growing a microorganism in liquid culture, the method comprising disposing a microorganism and suitable growth medium into an incubation chamber; and mixing the microorganism and growth medium by oscillating the incubation chamber back and forth along an oscillation path using a preferred oscillation protocol. There is also described a microfluidic cartridge that may be used to grow microorganisms using the system and methods described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alexandra Perebikovsky, Bernard Churchill, Scott Churchman, David Arnold Haake, Colin Wynn Halford, Yujia Liu, Marc Madou, Gabriel Monti
  • Publication number: 20200370036
    Abstract: There is described a method for extracting a target chemical compound from a cellular material in a sample. The method comprising the steps of: subjecting the sample to mechanical lysis to cause disruption of a cellular membrane in the cellular material; contacting the sample with an alkaline material to produce a lysate composition comprising the target chemical compound; and recovering the lysate composition from the sample. There is also described a method for producing a lysate composition comprising RNA from a mammalian bodily fluid sample comprising a cellular material. There is also described a method for extracting a nucleic acid from a cellular material in a bodily fluid or an inoculant derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel MONTI, Colin Wynn HALFORD, Alexandra PEREBIKOVSKY, Yujia LIU, Horacio KIDO, David Arnold HAAKE, Marc MADOU, Daniel GUSSIN, Bernard CHURCHILL
  • Publication number: 20200263224
    Abstract: A method for determining the susceptibility of bacteria in a clinical sample comprising urine or an inoculant derived therefrom to an antibiotic agent may include the steps of a) inoculating a test portion of the clinical sample in a medium containing a predetermined concentration of the antibiotic agent; b) inoculating a control portion of the clinical sample in a medium that does not contain the antibiotic agent; c) incubating the test portion for an incubation period; d) incubating the control portion for the incubation period; e) determining a quantity of RNA in the test portion and a quantity of RNA in the control portion at the conclusion of the incubation period that is less than 480 minutes after the completion of step a); and f) determining a susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic agent by comparing the quantity of RNA in the test portion to the quantity of the RNA in the control portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard Churchill, Scott Adam Churchman, David Arnold Haake, Colin Wynn Halford, Roger Knauf, Gabriel Monti, Horacio Kido