Patents by Inventor Kirk M. Ririe

Kirk M. Ririe 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: 20220203355
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for evacuating and for filling an array at the point of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Wernerehl, David E. Jones, Taylor Zimmerman, Kirk M. Ririe
  • Patent number: 11305276
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for evacuating and for filling an array at the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC, BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Wernerehl, David E. Jones, Taylor Zimmerman, Kirk M. Ririe
  • Publication number: 20210095330
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Mark Aaron Poritz, Randy P. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20210031183
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for evacuating and for filling an array at the point of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Wernerehl, David E. Jones, Taylor Zimmerman, Kirk M. Ririe
  • Patent number: 10889856
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immune-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Mark Aaron Poritz, Randy P. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20200306760
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Michael R. Newswander, Randy P. Rasmussen, Mark A. Poritz, Stewart Benjamin Smith, Gary C. Kessler
  • Publication number: 20200261914
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for self-contained nucleic acid preparation, amplification, and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Aaron D Wernerehl, Christopher P. Pasko, Ali Laayoun, Carole Vachon, Agnes Dupont-Fillard, Laurent Mesta, Andrew C. Hatch, Erik W. Huynh, David E. Jones
  • Patent number: 10413905
    Abstract: A temperature cycling system (10, 110) is provided for repeatedly heating and cooling a reaction mixture (16). The system (10, 110) includes a first heater (27) and a second heater (28) each movable between a first orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) affects the temperature of the reaction mixture (16) and a second orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) does not substantially affect the temperature of the reaction mixture (16). During temperature cycling, the second heater (28) is in the second orientation when the first heater (27) is in the first orientation, and the second heater (28) is in the first orientation when the first heater (27) is in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Kirk M. Ririe
  • Publication number: 20180326424
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Cynthia L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10058868
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Michael R. Newswander, Randy P. Rasmussen, Mark Aaron Poritz, Stewart Benjamin Smith, David E. Jones, Gary Clark Kessler
  • Patent number: 10053728
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyzes include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immune-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Mark Aaron Poritz
  • Publication number: 20180216164
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immune-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Mark Aaron Poritz, Randy P. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20170165672
    Abstract: A temperature cycling system (10, 110) is provided for repeatedly heating and cooling a reaction mixture (16). The system (10, 110) includes a first heater (27) and a second heater (28) each movable between a first orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) affects the temperature of the reaction mixture (16) and a second orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) does not substantially affect the temperature of the reaction mixture (16). During temperature cycling, the second heater (28) is in the second orientation when the first heater (27) is in the first orientation, and the second heater (28) is in the first orientation when the first heater (27) is in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Kirk M. Ririe
  • Patent number: 9586208
    Abstract: A temperature cycling system (10, 110) is provided for repeatedly heating and cooling a reaction mixture (16). The system (10, 110) includes a first heater (27) and a second heater (28) each movable between a first orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) affects the temperature of the reaction mixture (16) and a second orientation in which the first or second heater (27, 28) does not substantially affect the temperature of the reaction mixture (16). During temperature cycling, the second heater (28) is in the second orientation when the first heater (27) is in the first orientation, and the second heater (28) is in the first orientation when the first heater (27) is in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Kirk M. Ririe
  • Publication number: 20150322491
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immune-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Gary Clark Kessler, Dave E. Jones, Mark Aaron Poritz
  • Patent number: 9102911
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Gary Clark Kessler, Dave E. Jones, Mark Aaron Poritz
  • Publication number: 20150099291
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Michael R. Newswander, Randy P. Rasmussen, Mark Aaron Poritz, Stewart Benjamin Smith, David E. Jones, Gary Clark Kessler
  • Patent number: 8940526
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyzes include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Michael R. Newswander, Randy P. Rasmussen, Mark Aaron Poritz, Stewart Benjamin Smith, David E. Jones, Gary Clark Kessler
  • Patent number: 8895295
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analyses include high density nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Biofire Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Gary Clark Kessler, David E. Jones, Mark Aaron Poritz
  • Patent number: 8394608
    Abstract: Devices, containers, and methods are provided for performing biological analysis in a closed environment. Illustrative biological analysis include nucleic acid amplification and detection and immuno-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Michael R. Newswander, Randy P. Rasmussen, Mark Aaron Poritz, Stewart Benjamin Smith, David E. Jones, Gary Clark Kessler