Patents by Inventor Kenneth S. Suslick

Kenneth S. Suslick 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: 8852504
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for detecting the presence, quantity and identity of one or more microorganisms in a sample and a method for using the same. The apparatus is composed of one or more chambers and a sensing element for sensing microorganisms. In particular embodiments, the sensing element is an array of chemoresponsive dyes deposited on a substrate in a predetermined pattern combination, wherein the combination of the dyes have a distinct and direct spectroscopic, transmission, or reflectance response to distinct analytes produced by the microorganism which is indicative of the presence, quantity and identity of the microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Matthew J. Placek, William B. McNamara, III, Avijit Sen, James R. Carey, Jennifer B. Wilson, Crystal K. Keso
  • Publication number: 20100166604
    Abstract: A colorimetric array includes a substrate, a first spot on the substrate, and a second spot on the substrate. The first spot includes a first nanoporous pigment that includes a first nanoporous material and a first immobilized, chemoresponsive colorant. The second spot includes a second nanoporous pigment that includes a second nanoporous material and a second immobilized, chemoresponsive colorant. The first nanoporous pigment is different from the second nanoporous pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Sung H. Lim, Christopher J. Musto, Liang Feng, Jonathan W. Kemling, Kenneth S. Suslick
  • Publication number: 20080199904
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for detecting the presence, quantity and identity of one or more microorganisms in a sample and a method for using the same. The apparatus is composed of one or more chambers and a sensing element for sensing microorganisms. In particular embodiments, the sensing element is an array of chemoresponsive dyes deposited on a substrate in a predetermined pattern combination, wherein the combination of the dyes have a distinct and direct spectroscopic, transmission, or reflectance response to distinct analytes produced by the microorganism which is indicative of the presence, quantity and identity of the microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Matthew J. Placek, William B. McNamara, Avijit Sen, James R. Carey, Jennifer B. Wilson, Crystal K. Keso
  • Patent number: 7261857
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose having an array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye in combination and having a distinct spectral response to an analyte. In one embodiment, the first and second dyes are from the group comprising chemoresponsive dyes, and the second dye is distinct from the first dye. In one embodiment, the first dye is selected from the group consisting of porphyrin, chlorin, chlorophyll, phthalocyanine, and salen, or their metal complexes. In another embodiment, the second dye is selected from the group of dyes consisting of acid-base indicator dyes and solvatochromic dyes. The present invention is particularly useful in detecting metal ligating vapors. Further, the array of the present invention can be connected to a visual display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Neal A. Rakow, Avijit Sen, William B. McNamara, III, Margaret E. Kosal
  • Patent number: 7217410
    Abstract: A microparticle contains a cross-linked protein shell, and a surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Universtiy of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Farah Jean-Jacques Toublan, Stephen A. Boppart, Daniel L. Marks
  • Patent number: 7198777
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the contrast of an image of a sample, comprises forming an image of a mixture, by exposing the mixture to electromagnetic radiation. The mixture comprises the sample and microparticles. The enhancement is particularly suitable for optical coherence tomography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Stephen A. Boppart, Daniel L. Marks, Kenneth S. Suslick, Farah Jean-Jacques Toublan
  • Patent number: 7160489
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing nanometer-sized particles, the method including the steps of forming of mixture by mixing a first precursor reactant, a second precursor reactant, a surface-stabilizing surfactant, and a high boiling point liquid to form a mixture, forming a mist of droplets of the mixture, heating the droplets to cause a reaction between species of the first and second precursor reactants within the heated droplets, and collecting the nanometer-sized products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Yuri T. Didenko, Kenneth S. Suslick
  • Publication number: 20040258759
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the contrast of an image of a sample, comprises forming an image of a mixture, by exposing the mixture to electromagnetic radiation. The mixture comprises the sample and microparticles. The enhancement is particularly suitable for optical coherence tomography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Farah Jean-Jacques Toublan, Stephen A. Boppart, Daniel L. Marks
  • Publication number: 20040258762
    Abstract: A microparticle contains a cross-linked protein shell, and a surface coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen A. Boppart, Daniel L. Marks, Kenneth S. Suslick, Farah Jean-Jacques Toublan
  • Publication number: 20030166298
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose comprising an array, the array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye deposited directly onto a single support in a predetermined pattern combination, the combination of dyes in the array having a distinct and direct spectral absorbance or reflectance response to distinct analytes comprising one or more parent analytes or their derivatives. In one embodiment, the invention further comprises an oxidizing source to partially oxidize at least one distinct parent analyte to at least one corresponding derivative analyte of said parent analyte, the array at least in part having a stronger distinct and direct absorbance or reflectance response to the derivative analyte than to the corresponding parent analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Suslick
  • Publication number: 20030143112
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose having an array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye in combination and having a distinct spectral response to an analyte. In one embodiment, the first and second dyes are from the group comprising chemoresponsive dyes, and the second dye is distinct from the first dye. In one embodiment, the first dye is selected from the group consisting of porphyrin, chlorin, chlorophyll, phthalocyanine, and salen, or their metal complexes. In another embodiment, the second dye is selected from the group of dyes consisting of acid-base indicator dyes and solvatochromic dyes. The present invention is particularly useful in detecting metal ligating vapors. Further, the array of the present invention can be connected to a visual display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Neal A. Rakow, Avijit Sen, William B. McNamara, Margaret E. Kosal
  • Publication number: 20030129085
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose having an array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye in combination and having a distinct spectral response to an analyte. In one embodiment, the first and second dyes are from the group comprising porphyrin, chlorin, chlorophyll, phthalocyanine, or salen. In a further embodiment, the first and second dyes are metalloporphyrins. The present invention is particularly useful in detecting metal ligating vapors. Further, the array of the present invention can be connected to a wavelength sensitive light detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Neal A. Rakow, Avijit Sen
  • Patent number: 6495102
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose having an array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye in combination and having a distinct spectral response to an analyte. In one embodiment, the first and second dyes are from the group comprising porphyrin, chlorin, chlorophyll, phthalocyanine, or salen. In a further embodiment, the first and second dyes are metalloporphyrins. The present invention is particularly useful in detecting metal ligating vapors. Further, the array of the present invention can be connected to a wavelength sensitive light detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Neal A. Rakow, Avijit Sen
  • Patent number: 6368558
    Abstract: The present invention involves an artificial nose having an array comprising at least a first dye and a second dye in combination and having a distinct spectral response to an analyte. In one embodiment, the first and second dyes are from the group comprising porphyrin, chlorin, chlorophyll, phthalocyanine, or salen. In a further embodiment, the first and second dyes are metalloporphyrins. The present invention is particularly useful in detecting metal ligating vapors. Further, the array of the present invention can be connected to a visual display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Suslick, Neal A. Rakow
  • Patent number: 5665383
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions useful for the in vivo delivery of a biologic, wherein the biologic is associated with a polymeric shell formulated from a biocompatible material. The biologic can be associated with the polymeric shell itself, and/or the biologic, optionally suspended/dispersed in a biocompatible dispersing agent, can be encased by the polymeric shell. In another aspect, the biologic associated with polymeric shell is administered to a subject, optionally dispersed in a suitable biocompatible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Michael Wong, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick, Neil P. Desai
  • Patent number: 5665382
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions useful for the in vivo delivery of a biologic, wherein the biologic is associated with a polymeric shell formulated from a biocompatible material. The biologic can be associated with the polymeric shell itself, and/or the biologic, optionally suspended/dispersed in a biocompatible dispersing agent, can be encased by the polymeric shell. In another aspect, the biologic associated with polymeric shell is administered to a subject, optionally dispersed in a suitable biocompatible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Michael Wong, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick, Neil P. Desai
  • Patent number: 5650156
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions useful for the in vivo delivery of a biologic, wherein the biologic is associated with a polymeric shell formulated from a biocompatible material. The biologic can be associated with the polymeric shell itself, and/or the biologic, optionally suspended/dispersed in a biocompatible dispersing agent, can be encased by the polymeric shell. In another aspect, the biologic associated with polymeric shell is administered to a subject, optionally dispersed in a suitable biocompatible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Michael Wong, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick, Neil P. Desai
  • Patent number: 5639473
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions useful for the in vivo delivery of a biologic, wherein the biologic is associated with a polymeric shell formulated from a biocompatible material. The biologic can be associated with the polymeric shell itself, and/or the biologic, optionally suspended/dispersed in a biocompatible dispersing agent, can be encased by the polymeric shell. In another aspect, the biologic associated with polymeric shell is administered to a subject, optionally dispersed in a suitable biocompatible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Michael Wong, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick, Neil P. Desai
  • Patent number: 5635207
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions useful for the in vivo delivery of a biologic, wherein the biologic is associated with a polymeric shell formulated from a biocompatible material. The biologic can be associated with the polymeric shell itself, and/or the biologic, optionally suspended/dispersed in a biocompatible dispersing agent, can be encased by the polymeric shell. In another aspect, the biologic associated with polymeric shell is administered to a subject, optionally dispersed in a suitable biocompatible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Michael Wong, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick, Neil P. Desai
  • Patent number: 5560933
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided compositions for the in vivo delivery of substantially water insoluble pharmacologically active agents (such as the anticancer drug taxol) in which the pharmacologically active agent is delivered in a soluble form or in the form of suspended particles. In particular, the soluble form may comprise a solution of pharmacologically active agent in a biocompatible dispersing agent contained within a protein walled shell. Alternatively, the protein walled shell may contain particles of taxol. In another aspect, the suspended form comprises particles of pharmacologically active agent in a biocompatible aqueous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: VivoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, Neil P. Desai, Mark W. Grinstaff, Paul A. Sandford, Kenneth S. Suslick