Patents by Inventor Lance U'ren

Lance U'ren 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: 20190145975
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods for retrieving and using at least one lymphocyte. Additionally, cell receptor sequences identified with this strategy could be used for antibody development, TCR discovery, or appropriate therapeutics development or evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Lance U'REN
  • Patent number: 10222373
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods for retrieving and using at least one lymphocyte. Additionally, cell receptor sequences identified with this strategy could be used for antibody development, TCR discovery, or appropriate therapeutics development or evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance U'Ren
  • Patent number: 10215169
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for introducing a liquid into a vessel. A fluid layering system includes a pump connected to a line connected to a connector, such that the connector provides an air-tight fit with the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Quarre, Edward Shafer, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 10054524
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. An enrichment agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample for positive selection, or, in other words, to select or aid in selecting the target material from amongst the remainder of the sample. The enrichment agent may be, for example, immunomagnetic beads, buoyant beads, high-density beads, chemicals to change the density of the target material, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Publication number: 20180221869
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving target material from a suspension. A system includes a processing vessel, a displacement fluid, and a tube. The tube includes a funnel, a cannula, and a cavity. The cannula allows for fluid communication between the funnel and the cavity, such that the processing vessel is inserted into the cavity, and the cannula extends into the processing vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Lance U'REN, Ronald SEUBERT
  • Patent number: 9956555
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving target material from a suspension. A system includes a processing vessel, a displacement fluid, and a tube. The tube includes a funnel, a cannula, and a cavity. The cannula allows for fluid communication between the funnel and the cavity, such that the processing vessel is inserted into the cavity, and the cannula extends into the processing vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance U'Ren, Ronald Seubert
  • Publication number: 20180030979
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for introducing a liquid into a vessel. A fluid layering system includes a pump connected to a line connected to a connector, such that the connector provides an air-tight fit with the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Quarre, Edward Shafer, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Publication number: 20170248600
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods for retrieving and using at least one lymphocyte. Additionally, cell receptor sequences identified with this strategy could be used for antibody development, TCR discovery, or appropriate therapeutics development or evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance U'Ren
  • Publication number: 20170191911
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a suspension. A system includes a plurality of processing vessels and a collector. The collector funnels portions of the target material from the suspension through a cannula and into the processing vessels. Sequential density fractionation is the division of a sample into fractions or of a fraction of a sample into sub-fractions by a step-wise or sequential process, such that each step or sequence results in the collection or separation of a different fraction or sub-fraction from the preceding and successive steps or sequences. In other words, sequential density fractionation provides individual sub-populations of a population or individual sub-sub-populations of a sub-population of a population through a series of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren
  • Patent number: 9625360
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. A fraction-density-altering solution may be added to a vessel that contains the sample to change the density of a first fraction of the sample without changing the density of the target material or the density of any other sample fraction. A collector may be inserted into the vessel to funnel the target material from the sample into the collector or into a processing receptacle included in the collector. In one implementation, the collector may include a cannula which extends from a funnel into a chamber to hold the processing receptacle. In another implementation, the processing receptacle may be inserted into a bore within the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance U'Ren, Elizabeth Chang, Jennifer Chow
  • Publication number: 20170074759
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. An enrichment agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample for positive selection, or, in other words, to select or aid in selecting the target material from amongst the remainder of the sample. The enrichment agent may be, for example, immunomagnetic beads, buoyant beads, high-density beads, chemicals to change the density of the target material, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Publication number: 20170014819
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving target material from a suspension. A system includes a processing vessel, a displacement fluid, and a tube. The tube includes a funnel, a cannula, and a cavity. The cannula allows for fluid communication between the funnel and the cavity, such that the processing vessel is inserted into the cavity, and the cannula extends into the processing vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance U'Ren, Ronald Seubert
  • Patent number: 9541481
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. A first depletion agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample to change the density of a non-target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 9539570
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a suspension. A system includes a plurality of processing vessels and a collector. The collector funnels portions of the target material from the suspension through a cannula and into the processing vessels. Sequential density fractionation is the division of a sample into fractions or of a fraction of a sample into sub-fractions by a step-wise or sequential process, such that each step or sequence results in the collection or separation of a different fraction or sub-fraction from the preceding and successive steps or sequences. In other words, sequential density fractionation provides individual sub-populations of a population or individual sub-sub-populations of a sub-population of a population through a series of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance U'Ren, Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, Jonathan Lundt
  • Patent number: 9533303
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a suspension. A system includes a primary vessel, such as a tube, a collector, and a two-part seal including an internal pliant part and an external constricting part. The internal pliant part may be a float and the external constricting part may be a sealing ring. The system may also include a processing vessel, such as an Eppendorf tube, a syringe or a test tube. The collector is sized and shaped to fit into a primary vessel and funnels the target material from the suspension through a cannula and into the processing vessel. In one implementation, the processing vessel includes at least one displacement fluid to be expelled, such that the at least one displacement fluid pushes the target material into the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren
  • Patent number: 9513291
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. A density-altering agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample to change the density of a non-target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 9492819
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a suspension. A system includes a processing vessel, such as an Eppendorf tube, a syringe or a test tube, and a collector. The collector is sized and shaped to fit into a primary vessel, such as a test tube. The collector funnels the target material from the suspension through a cannula and into the processing vessel. The cannula extends into a cavity at a first end of the collector that holds the processing vessel. The collector includes a funnel at a second end in fluid communication with the cannula. In one implementation, the processing vessel includes at least one displacement fluid to be expelled, such that the at least one displacement fluid pushes the target material into the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren
  • Publication number: 20160282242
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. A first depletion agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample to change the density of a non-target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 9442113
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods for retrieving and using at least one lymphocyte. Additionally, cell receptor sequences identified with this strategy could be used for antibody development, TCR discovery, or appropriate therapeutics development or evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance U'Ren
  • Patent number: 9395367
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods for retrieving and using at least one lymphocyte. Additionally, cell receptor sequences identified with this strategy could be used for antibody development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance U'Ren