Patents by Inventor Jeffrey D. Wallace

Jeffrey D. Wallace 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: 20190040356
    Abstract: A multi-channel system for classifying particles in a mixture of particles according to one or more characteristics including a common source of electromagnetic radiation for producing a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a beam splitter for producing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation for directing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation to each interrogation location associated with each flow channel of the multi-channel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 10100278
    Abstract: A multi-channel system for classifying particles in a mixture of particles according to one or more characteristics including a common source of electromagnetic radiation for producing a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a beam splitter for producing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation for directing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation to each interrogation location associated with each flow channel of the multi-channel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Publication number: 20160326489
    Abstract: A multi-channel system for classifying particles in a mixture of particles according to one or more characteristics including a common source of electromagnetic radiation for producing a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a beam splitter for producing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation for directing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation to each interrogation location associated with each flow channel of the multi-channel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 9377390
    Abstract: A multi-channel system for classifying particles in a mixture of particles according to one or more characteristics including a common source of electromagnetic radiation for producing a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a beam splitter for producing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation for directing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation to each interrogation location associated with each flow channel of the multi-channel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 9176055
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein utilize multiple lasers that have different wavelengths and a single detection path. The lasers are mounted orthogonal to one another so that one laser will provide a forward angle light scatter (FALS) signal in the detection path, and one laser will provide a side scatter signal in the detection path (i.e., the single detection optics are approximately in-line with the FALS laser and approximately orthogonal to the side scatter laser). The single detector path spectrally separates the forward and side scatter signals prior to applying them to their respective detectors for measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Michael D. Zordan, Gary P. Durack, Shinji Yamada, Bharath K. Narahari, Elizabeth C. Eaton, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Larry W. Arnold, Kevin A. Keilbach
  • Publication number: 20150211978
    Abstract: A multi-channel system for classifying particles in a mixture of particles according to one or more characteristics including a common source of electromagnetic radiation for producing a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a beam splitter for producing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation for directing multiple beams of electromagnetic radiation to each interrogation location associated with each flow channel of the multi-channel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 9040304
    Abstract: A multi-channel system and methods for sorting particles according to one or more characteristics of the particles. The system includes multiple flow cytometry units, each unit can have a nozzle for producing a fluid stream containing a desired population of particles in a mixture of particles. Each of the units may be operable to sort said desired population of particles by interrogating the fluid stream with a beam of electromagnetic radiation and classifying particles based on one or more characteristics of the particles. The system also includes a common fluid delivery system for delivering sheath fluid to each flow cytometer unit for producing respective fluid streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Publication number: 20140220620
    Abstract: A multi-channel system and methods for sorting particles according to one or more characteristics of the particles. The system includes multiple flow cytometry units, each unit can have a nozzle for producing a fluid stream containing a desired population of particles in a mixture of particles. Each of the units may be operable to sort said desired population of particles by interrogating the fluid stream with a beam of electromagnetic radiation and classifying particles based on one or more characteristics of the particles. The system also includes a common fluid delivery system for delivering sheath fluid to each flow cytometer unit for producing respective fluid streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: INGURAN, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8776357
    Abstract: Machine tool systems and methods include methods of synchronizing cutting tools with a workpiece retainer. In some embodiments, the methods and systems provide at least two cutting tools that are synchronized to machine a common surface of a workpiece in a quick and efficient manner. A controller having a single line of code for controlling both cutting tools and the workpiece retainer may be used. The cutting tools may be synchronized such that they engage substantially opposite portions of the workpiece, thereby to reduce resulting forces in the workpiece that may tend to induce workpiece deflection and/or chatter. In other embodiments, a cutting tool is synchronized with a split workpiece holder that may be controlled to induce a compression, tension, or torsion pre-load in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Gregory A. Hyatt, James Lankford, Jeffrey D. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8748183
    Abstract: A method of continuously verifying proper sort calibration in a droplet sorting flow cytometer by selecting a fraction of droplets estimated to have substantially zero probability of containing a particle; applying one charge of a set of charges to the selected droplets in order to form a test stream out of the selected droplets; illuminating the droplets in the test stream; and detecting any light emitted or scattered by any particles in the selected droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8709817
    Abstract: A flow cytometry system and method for sorting a mixture of particles, such as a fluid switching sorting system for sorting selected particles which includes a control having a microprocessor programmed with instructions for implementing a control strategy for controlling the fluid delivery to the system to vary the rate at which fluid is delivered as a function of the purity or yield of a sub-population of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8709825
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in a flow cytometer and a method of orienting particles with a baffle disposed within a nozzle. The baffle may be a baffle plate positioned in a fluid flow path to deflect a fluid stream and to orient particles in a desired orientation as they exit the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8691584
    Abstract: A method of analyzing particles in a fluid stream including focusing a generally elliptical beam spot to a width less than the size of the particles. As particles pass through the beam spot electromagnetic radiation from the particles which is then detected and converted into electrical signals indicative of characteristics of the particles. The electrical signals may be digitally sampled to provide digital information which may be analyzed to extract information and to classify the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8664006
    Abstract: A nozzle system for use in a flow cytometer for analyzing particles in a fluid stream and a method of orienting particles in a flow cytometer. The nozzle system may include a nozzle having a longitudinal axis, an interior surface defining a fluid flow path for orienting particles in the nozzle, and a downstream orifice through which a fluid stream exits. The nozzle system may also include a conduit positioned to introduce a core stream containing particles at a location offset from the longitudinal axis and a baffle downstream of the conduit to deflect the fluid stream. The method may include the steps of causing a sheath fluid to flow through the nozzle, introducing a core fluid stream into the sheath fluid at a location offset to the longitudinal axis of the nozzle, and deflecting the core fluid stream with a baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8637318
    Abstract: A method for classifying particles according to one or more particle characteristics. The method includes operating multiple flow cytometer units to form separate fluid streams that each contain a mixture of particles and to classify particles in the mixtures by interrogating the streams with beams of electromagnetic radiation. A common processor receives and processes information from the units and sends a control signal in real time to adjust the unit's operation as a function of the information received by the common processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8623657
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for analyzing characteristics of particles in a fluid stream. The particles may be intermittently illuminated at an interrogation location with a pulsed laser. A time-varying signal produced in response to the illumination may be analyzed as a function of a timing signal in order to determine characteristics of the particles in the fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8609422
    Abstract: A droplet interference system for sorting cells and a method for the same. The droplet interference system including a droplet generating system for producing a droplet which hits a fluid stream causing a selected segment of the fluid stream, and the cells contained therein, to be separated from the fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 8535938
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for sorting a mixture of stained particles in a fluid flow path, including stained particles. The system can include a pulsed electromagnetic radiation source for exciting fluorescence emissions from the stained particles, a photodetector for detecting the fluorescence emissions from the stained particles, a processor for classifying the stained particles; and a photo-damaging laser for damaging selected particles in the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak
  • Publication number: 20130169953
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein utilize multiple lasers that have different wavelengths and a single detection path. The lasers are mounted orthogonal to one another so that one laser will provide a forward angle light scatter (FALS) signal in the detection path, and one laser will provide a side scatter signal in the detection path (i.e., the single detection optics are approximately in-line with the FALS laser and approximately orthogonal to the side scatter laser). The single detector path spectrally separates the forward and side scatter signals prior to applying them to their respective detectors for measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: Sony Corporation of America, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Zordan, Gary P. Durack, Shinji Yamada, Bharath K. Narahari, Elizabeth C. Eaton, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Larry W. Arnold, Kevin A. Keilbach
  • Publication number: 20120244610
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for sorting a mixture of stained particles in a fluid flow path, including stained particles. The system can include a pulsed electromagnetic radiation source for exciting fluorescence emissions from the stained particles, a photodetector for detecting the fluorescence emissions from the stained particles, a processor for classifying the stained particles; and a photo-damaging laser for damaging selected particles in the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: INGURAN, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Durack, Jeffrey D. Wallace, Gary P. Vandre, Lon A. Westfall, Jeremy T. Hatcher, Niraj V. Nayak