Patents by Inventor Jennifer A. Samproni

Jennifer A. Samproni 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).

  • Patent number: 10921280
    Abstract: Fluid collection devices, analysis instruments and methods for making and using same are disclosed. The fluid collection device is provided with a device and an electrochemical cell. The device has first and second walls defining a microfluidic channel, and a sample application port communicating with the microfluidic channel. The first wall and the second wall are spaced a distance less than 150 microns. The electrochemical cell is disposed on the first wall to contact a sample travelling through the microfluidic channel. The electrochemical cell comprising molecule receptors such that a physical property of the first electrochemical cell is effected upon one or more of the molecule receptors binding to an electroactive species within the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20210008549
    Abstract: In one aspect, the inventive concepts disclosed herein are directed to a sensor assembly which contains a first planar substrate and a second planar substrate which respectively support opposing sensor arrays and contains an integrated flow path extending between the first and second substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20200363396
    Abstract: In the various illustrative embodiments herein, test devices are described with opposing sensor arrays and same side contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Samproni, Todd Andrade, Marlene Shi
  • Patent number: 10814322
    Abstract: In one aspect, the inventive concepts disclosed herein are directed to a sensor assembly which contains a first planar substrate and a second planar substrate which respectively support opposing sensor arrays and contains an integrated flow path extending between the first and second substrates. Sensor assembly contains a first planar substrate having a base layer, and a conductive layer formed on a first planar surface of the base layer. Base layer may be made from, for example, ceramic, polymer, foil, or any other type of material known to someone of ordinary skill in the art. Conductive layer contains at least at least two electrically isolated electrical contacts made, for example, using a thick film approach (e.g., screen printing, rotogravure, pad printing, stenciling conductive material such as carbon, Cu, Pt, Pd, Au, and/or Nanotubes, etc.) or a thin firm approach (e.g., by sputtering, thermal spraying, and/or cold spraying conductive material).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20200278313
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method in which a sample is passed through a fluid flow path of a sensor assembly such that the sample intersects at least one sensor comprising at least three electrodes arranged such that two or more electrodes are opposing and two or more electrodes are beside one another. The sensor is read by a reader monitoring changes to the sensor due to the presence of the sample. The reader measures the presence and/or concentration of one or more analytes within the sample based upon data obtained by the reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Samproni
  • Patent number: 10746724
    Abstract: In the various illustrative embodiments herein, test devices are described with opposing sensor arrays and same side contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Samproni, Todd Andrade, Marlene Shi
  • Patent number: 10690608
    Abstract: A sensor assembly has a substrate with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, at least one analyte sensor positioned on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate, and at least one electrical contact positioned on the substrate in electrical communication with a corresponding one of the at least one analyte sensor. The substrate is configured to define a tube having an interior surface, and an exterior surface. At least a portion of the first surface of the substrate defines the interior surface of the tube, and the at least one analyte sensor is disposed on at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Samproni, Jeffrey R. Jasperse
  • Patent number: 10670550
    Abstract: In one illustrative embodiment, a test strip with a first planar substrate has coplanar electrodes on a first planar surface and a second planar substrate (which opposes the first surface of the first planar substrate) has coplanar electrodes on a second planar surface. The first planar surface of the first planar substrate having a first sensing area electrically connected to a first electrical contact. The second planar surface of the second planar substrate having a second electrical contact electrically connected to the first electrical contact via a conductive element, the conductive element extending between the first surface of the first planar substrate and the second surface of the second planar substrate without passing through the first planar substrate, the second planar substrate, or any intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20200096469
    Abstract: A system includes a sample analyzer having a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly includes a first microsensor having a first outer sheath, a first membrane core within the first outer sheath, and a first conductive element at least partially encased by and in contact with the first membrane core. The first conductive element detects a first electrical response signal when the first membrane core is in contact with the fluid. The sensor assembly may include a second microsensor that is adjacent to the first microsensor. The second microsensor has a second outer sheath, a second membrane core within the outer sheath, and a second conductive element at least partially encased by and in direct contact with the second membrane core. The second conductive element detects the second electrical response signal when the second membrane core is in contact with the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Samproni
  • Publication number: 20190336963
    Abstract: A system that include an sample analyzer having a sensor array. The sensor array includes a housing having a base, a top spaced above the base, and an outer wall that extends from the base to the top. The sensor array includes an inlet that is sized to receive a sample of the fluid, and a plurality of partitions arranged around the fluid inlet. Each partition has a port at the fluid inlet for receiving a portion of the sample of fluid received by the fluid inlet. The sensor array includes at least one sensor in each partition. The sensor array is configured to selectively direct the sample of fluid received by the fluid inlet into one or more of the plurality of partitions into contact the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Samproni
  • Publication number: 20190339252
    Abstract: A microcapillary sensor array includes a sensor body that is elongated along a longitudinal axis. The sensor body has a first end, a second end spaced from the first end along the longitudinal axis, an outer surface, and an inner surface. The inner surface defines a hollow capillary that extends from the first end toward the second end along the longitudinal axis. The microcapillary sensor array includes a sensing element that extends through the sensor body from the outer surface to the hollow capillary and a conductive element in contact with the sensing element. The conductive element detects a response signal generated by a reaction between the sensing element and a fluid as the fluid flows through the hollow capillary contacting the sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Samproni
  • Publication number: 20190285568
    Abstract: Fluid collection devices, analysis instruments and methods for making and using same are disclosed. The fluid collection device is provided with a device and an electrochemical cell. The device has first and second walls defining a microfluidic channel, and a sample application port communicating with the microfluidic channel. The first wall and the second wall are spaced a distance less than 150 microns. The electrochemical cell is disposed on the first wall to contact a sample travelling through the microfluidic channel. The electrochemical cell comprising molecule receptors such that a physical property of the first electrochemical cell is effected upon one or more of the molecule receptors binding to an electroactive species within the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Patent number: 10330630
    Abstract: Fluid collection devices, analysis instruments and methods for making and using same are disclosed. The fluid collection device is provided with a device and an electrochemical cell. The device has first and second walls defining a microfluidic channel, and a sample application port communicating with the microfluidic channel. The first wall and the second wall are spaced a distance less than 150 microns. The electrochemical cell is disposed on the first wall to contact a sample travelling through the microfluidic channel. The electrochemical cell comprising molecule receptors such that a physical property of the first electrochemical cell is effected upon one or more of the molecule receptors binding to an electroactive species within the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20190008003
    Abstract: In the various illustrative embodiments herein, test devices are described with opposing sensor arrays, same side contacts, and an integrated heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20180266972
    Abstract: A sensor assembly has a substrate with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, at least one analyte sensor positioned on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate, and at least one electrical contact positioned on the substrate in electrical communication with a corresponding one of the at least one analyte sensor. The substrate is configured to define a tube having an interior surface, and an exterior surface. At least a portion of the first surface of the substrate defines the interior surface of the tube, and the at least one analyte sensor is disposed on at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Samproni, Jeffrey R. Jasperse
  • Publication number: 20180231488
    Abstract: In one illustrative embodiment, a test strip with a first planar substrate has coplanar electrodes on a first planar surface and a second planar substrate (which opposes the first surface of the first planar substrate) has coplanar electrodes on a second planar surface. The first planar surface of the first planar substrate having a first sensing area electrically connected to a first electrical contact. The second planar surface of the second planar substrate having a second electrical contact electrically connected to the first electrical contact via a conductive element, the conductive element extending between the first surface of the first planar substrate and the second surface of the second planar substrate without passing through the first planar substrate, the second planar substrate, or any intermediate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20180217127
    Abstract: In the various illustrative embodiments herein, test devices are described with opposing sensor arrays and same side contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Samproni, Todd Andrade, Marlene Shi
  • Patent number: 9945804
    Abstract: In one illustrative embodiment, a test strip with a first planar substrate has coplanar electrodes on a first planar surface and a second planar substrate (which opposes the first surface of the first planar substrate) has coplanar electrodes on a second planar surface. The first planar surface of the first planar substrate having a first sensing area electrically connected to a first electrical contact. The second planar surface of the second planar substrate having a second electrical contact electrically connected to the first electrical contact via a conductive element, the conductive element extending between the first surface of the first planar substrate and the second surface of the second planar substrate without passing through the first planar substrate, the second planar substrate, or any intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Patent number: 9791400
    Abstract: An automated feed manufacturing product is disclosed. The automated feed manufacturing product is provided with a flexible substrate having a plurality of card zones with the card zones defining sensing areas with sensor units formed within the sensing areas. The sensor units have a first electrode having first fingers, and a second electrode having second fingers and with the first fingers interleaved with the second fingers and with the first fingers spaced away from the second fingers. The sensor units also comprising biomolecule receptors on the flexible web between the first electrode and the second electrode such that a physical property of the first electrode relative to the second electrode is effected upon one or more of the biomolecule receptors binding to a biomolecule. The automated feed manufacturing product can be formed as a continuous web, or discrete sheets formed using a sheet feeder that picks up and processes the discrete sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni
  • Publication number: 20170203294
    Abstract: In one aspect, the inventive concepts disclosed herein are directed to a sensor assembly which contains a first planar substrate and a second planar substrate which respectively support opposing sensor arrays and contains an integrated flow path extending between the first and second substrates. Sensor assembly contains a first planar substrate having a base layer, and a conductive layer formed on a first planar surface of the base layer. Base layer may be made from, for example, ceramic, polymer, foil, or any other type of material known to someone of ordinary skill in the art. Conductive layer contains at least at least two electrically isolated electrical contacts made, for example, using a thick film approach (e.g., screen printing, rotogravure, pad printing, stenciling conductive material such as carbon, Cu, Pt, Pd, Au, and/or Nanotubes, etc.) or a thin firm approach (e.g., by sputtering, thermal spraying, and/or cold spraying conductive material).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Samproni