Patents by Inventor Kevin Horan

Kevin Horan 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: 20210132092
    Abstract: Aqueous calibration or quality control reagents that include urea are disclosed; the reagents may further include at least one amino acid-containing composition to provide pH stability thereto. Methods of production and use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Uretsky, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10983086
    Abstract: Reagents are disclosed for use with potentiometric magnesium ion selective electrodes, along with kits containing same as well as methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10921333
    Abstract: Aqueous calibration or quality control reagents that include urea are disclosed; the reagents may further include at least one amino acid-containing composition to provide pH stability thereto. Methods of production and use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Uretsky, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10883957
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20200340939
    Abstract: A fluid analyzer for analyzing fluid samples comprising one or more analytes and a method of calibrating such. The fluid analyzer includes a control system to control at least one automated valve to pass at least three calibration reagents through a fluid channel to a secondary ion selective electrode, a primary ion selective electrode, and a reference electrode, and determine calibration information using calibration logic from signals generated by a meter, control the at least one automated valve to selectively pass different subsets of the at least three calibration reagents through the fluid channel to the secondary ion selective electrode, the primary ion selective electrode, and the reference electrode, and determine re-calibration information using the signals generated by the meter and at least one of the calibration information and re-calibration logic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Brian Holman, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20200170551
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, kits, and methods for calibrating at least one oxygen sensor in a blood gas, electrolyte, and/or metabolite instrument utilizing a calibration fluid comprising a pyrogallol oxygen scavenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Horan, Murli Narayan
  • Publication number: 20200173955
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10605762
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10444222
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the detection of whole blood hemolysis in a sample of whole blood. More specifically, this disclosure describes detecting hemolysis using one or more novel ratios of intercellular concentrations of whole blood analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20190204261
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10241071
    Abstract: A potentiometric ion selective electrode for detecting ionized magnesium is disclosed that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are also disclosed, along with methods of production and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20190004072
    Abstract: Aqueous calibration or quality control reagents that include urea are disclosed; the reagents may further include at least one amino acid-containing composition to provide pH stability thereto. Methods of production and use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Uretsky, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20180348162
    Abstract: Reagents are disclosed for use with potentiometric magnesium ion selective electrodes, along with kits containing same as well as methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20180284049
    Abstract: A fluid analyzer for analyzing fluid samples comprising one or more analytes and a method of calibrating such. The fluid analyzer includes a control system to control at least one automated valve to pass at least three calibration reagents through a fluid channel to a secondary ion selective electrode, a primary ion selective electrode, and a reference electrode, and determine calibration information using calibration logic from signals generated by a meter, control the at least one automated valve to selectively pass different subsets of the at least three calibration reagents through the fluid channel to the secondary ion selective electrode, the primary ion selective electrode, and the reference electrode, and determine re-calibration information using the signals generated by the meter and at least one of the calibration information and re-calibration logic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei ZHANG, Brian HOLMAN, Kevin HORAN
  • Publication number: 20180275091
    Abstract: A potentiometric ion selective electrode for detecting ionized magnesium is disclosed that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are also disclosed, along with methods of production and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 10073104
    Abstract: Aqueous calibration or quality control reagents that include urea are disclosed; the reagents may further include at least one amino acid-containing composition to provide pH stability thereto. Methods of production and use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Uretsky, Kevin Horan
  • Patent number: 9952174
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20170370904
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the detection of whole blood hemolysis in a sample of whole blood. More specifically, this disclosure describes detecting hemolysis using one or more novel ratios of intercellular concentrations of whole blood analytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20170122901
    Abstract: Reagents are disclosed for use with potentiometric magnesium ion selective electrodes, along with kits containing same as well as methods of use thereof. Before explaining at least one embodiment of the inventive concept(s) in detail by way of exemplary drawings, experimentation, results, and laboratory procedures, it is to be understood that the inventive concept(s) is not limited in its application to the details of construction and the arrangement of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings, experimentation and/or results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan
  • Publication number: 20170030856
    Abstract: A magnesium sensing membrane is disclosed for use in a potentiometric ion selective electrode that exhibits improved stability upon exposure to surfactant-containing reagents. Kits containing same are disclosed, along with methods of production and use of the magnesium sensing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Kevin Horan