Patents by Inventor Heather B. Louderback

Heather B. Louderback 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: 20210096147
    Abstract: A reagent module may include a first reagent dispensing device to dispense a first range of volumes of a first reagent, and a second reagent dispensing device to dispense a second range of volumes of a second reagent where the second range of volumes is more voluminous relative to the first range of volumes. The reagent dispensing system may further include a third reagent dispensing device to dispense a third range of volumes of a third reagent where the third range of volumes is more voluminous relative to the second range of volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Christie Dudenhoefer, Jeffrey A. Nielsen, Diane R. Hammerstad, Heather B. Louderback
  • Publication number: 20210011043
    Abstract: A reagent substrate may include a reagent sample deposition area on which a sample of a reagent is deposited, and a number of diagnostic regions on which a diagnostic sample of the reagent is deposited for verification of deposition of the diagnostic sample. A reagent dispensing system may include a conveyor surface to convey a number of substrates, at least one reagent module located in-line with respect to the conveyor surface where the reagent module includes at least one reagent dispensing device to dispense a reagent on the substrates, and at least one optical sensor to verify the dispensing of the reagent at a number of diagnostic regions of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Suzanne Mirashrafi, Christie Dudenhoefer, Heather B. Louderback, Craig Olbrich, Dennis R. Esterberg, Jeffrey A. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20210011042
    Abstract: An integrated cartridge service station may include a reagent module comprising at least one reagent ejection device, and a service module integrated with the reagent module. The service module may include at least one service device. The reagent module and the service module are movable with respect to one another within a reagent dispensing system. The at least one reagent ejection device is movable between an in-line position and an off-line position within the reagent dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPNANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Olbrich, Heather B. Louderback, Christie Dudenhoefer, Dennis R. Esterberg
  • Publication number: 20200191815
    Abstract: A reagent dispensing system, in an example, may include a processing device, a data storage device coupled to the processing device, a plurality of swappable reagent modules, each swappable reagent module comprising a plurality of reagent dispensing cartridges, and a module frame coupling the reagent cartridges to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis R. Esterberg, Craig Olbrich, Christie Dudenhoefer, Diane R. Hammerstad, Heather B. Louderback, Suzanne Mirashrafi
  • Publication number: 20200081022
    Abstract: A reagent dispensing system may, in an example, include a processing device, a memory device coupled to the processing device, and a plurality of swappable reagent dispensing cartridges wherein a first set of the swappable reagent dispensing cartridges are maintained within a storage device off-line from a second set of swappable reagent dispensing cartridges maintained in-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Nielsen, Heather B. Louderback, Suzanne Mirashrafi, Dennis R. Esterberg
  • Publication number: 20200041532
    Abstract: A reagent deposition area of a reagent dispensing system may include a dispersion bar located above a conveyor system, and a reagent module coupled to the dispersion bar. The reagent module may include at least one reagent dispensing device to dispense a number of reagents on a substrate carried on the conveyor system, and a module frame electrically and mechanically coupling the reagent dispensing device to the reagent dispensing system. The dispersion bar moves the reagent module in two coordinate directions planar with the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Heather B. Louderback, Diane R. Hammerstad, Jeffrey A. Nielsen