Patents by Inventor Hadi Shafiee

Hadi Shafiee 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: 20200226750
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for provided for automatic evaluation of a human embryo. An image of the embryo is obtained and provided to a neural network to generate a plurality of values representing the morphology of the embryo. The plurality of values representing the morphology of the embryo are evaluated at an expert system to provide an output class representing one of a current quality of the embryo, a future quality of the embryo, a likelihood that implantation of the embryo will be successful, and a likelihood that implantation of the embryo will result in a live birth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hadi Shafiee, Charles Bormann, Manoj Kumar Kanakasabapathy, Prudhvi Thirumalaraju
  • Publication number: 20190347466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating the quality of a semen sample at a mobile device. An assembly includes an optical assembly with at least one lens and a housing configured to engage with the mobile device such that an axis of the optical assembly is substantially aligned with a camera of the mobile device. The optical assembly is contained within the housing. A microfluidic chip includes a reservoir to hold the semen sample. The microfluidic chip engages with the housing such that the reservoir is aligned with the axis of the optical assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Hadi Shafiee
  • Patent number: 10417481
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating the quality of a semen sample at a mobile device. An assembly includes an optical assembly with at least one lens and a housing configured to engage with the mobile device such that an axis of the optical assembly is substantially aligned with a camera of the mobile device. The optical assembly is contained within the housing. A microfluidic chip includes a reservoir to hold the semen sample. The microfluidic chip engages with the housing such that the reservoir is aligned with the axis of the optical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hadi Shafiee
  • Publication number: 20190137446
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing dielectrophoresis are described. The devices contain sample channel which is separated by physical barriers from electrode channels which receive electrodes. The devices and methods may be used for the separation and analysis of particles in solution, including the separation and isolation of cells of a specific type. As the electrodes do not make contact with the sample, electrode fouling is avoided and sample integrity is better maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, Hadi Shafiee, Michael Benjamin Sano, John L. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10078066
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing dielectrophoresis are described. The devices contain sample channel which is separated by physical barriers from electrode channels which receive electrodes. The devices and methods may be used for the separation and analysis of particles in solution, including the separation and isolation of cells of a specific type. As the electrodes do not make contact with the sample, electrode fouling is avoided and sample integrity is better maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, Hadi Shafiee, Michael Benjamin Sano, John L. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20180181792
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating the quality of a semen sample at a mobile device. An assembly includes an optical assembly with at least one lens and a housing configured to engage with the mobile device such that an axis of the optical assembly is substantially aligned with a camera of the mobile device. The optical assembly is contained within the housing. A microfluidic chip includes a reservoir to hold the semen sample. The microfluidic chip engages with the housing such that the reservoir is aligned with the axis of the optical assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Hadi SHAFIEE
  • Patent number: 9823249
    Abstract: A method of detecting a pathogen in a sample. The pathogen from the sample is captured with at least one recognition element. The sample is introduced to a paper-based microfluidic device having spaced electrodes disposed thereon. An impedance magnitude of the sample is measured across the spaced electrodes to detect a presence of the pathogen in the sample. A related paper-based microfluidic device and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Utkan Demirci, Hadi Shafiee
  • Publication number: 20150309024
    Abstract: A method of detecting a pathogen in a sample. The pathogen from the sample is captured with at least one recognition element. The sample is introduced to a paper-based microfluidic device having spaced electrodes disposed thereon. An impedance magnitude of the sample is measured across the spaced electrodes to detect a presence of the pathogen in the sample. A related paper-based microfluidic device and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Utkan DEMIRCI, Hadi SHAFIEE
  • Publication number: 20150247820
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing dielectrophoresis are described. The devices contain sample channel which is separated by physical barriers from electrode channels which receive electrodes. The devices and methods may be used for the separation and analysis of particles in solution, including the separation and isolation of cells of a specific type. As the electrodes do not make contact with the sample, electrode fouling is avoided and sample integrity is better maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, Hadi Shafiee, Michael Benjamin, John L. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8968542
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing dielectrophoresis are described. The devices contain sample channel which is separated by physical barriers from electrode channels which receive electrodes. The devices and methods may be used for the separation and analysis of particles in solution, including the separation and isolation of cells of a specific type. As the electrodes do not make contact with the sample, electrode fouling is avoided and sample integrity is better maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, Hadi Shafiee, Michael B. Sano, John L. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20100224493
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing dielectrophoresis are described. The devices contain sample channel which is separated by physical barriers from electrode channels which receive electrodes. The devices and methods may be used for the separation and analysis of particles in solution, including the separation and isolation of cells of a specific type. As the electrodes do not make contact with the sample, electrode fouling is avoided and sample integrity is better maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. DAVALOS, Hadi Shafiee, Michael Benjamin Sano, John L. Caldwell