Patents by Inventor Lee Angros

Lee Angros 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: 20100068102
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20100068096
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 7632461
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 7622077
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20090270599
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 7476362
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20080318305
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20080056951
    Abstract: An analytic plate or other substrate having a permanent etchable, laserable, and/or developable marking surface coating (referred to herein as an “etchable coating” or as a “developable coating”) that is present on at least a portion of any side or surface thereof and is used to deposit a permanent indicium thereon, and a method of using the analytic plate or substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20080056952
    Abstract: An analytic plate or other substrate having a permanent etchable, laserable, and/or developable marking surface coating (referred to herein as an “etchable coating” or as a “developable coating”) that is present on at least a portion of any side or surface thereof and is used to deposit a permanent indicium thereon, and a method of using the analytic plate or substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20070231889
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 7250301
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to by physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20070092408
    Abstract: The present invention is a microscope coverslip constructed of a glass or plastic plate having an indicium thereon which can be used to uniquely or non-uniquely identify the coverslip or the microscope slide to which the coverslip is attached and/or provide information therefor. Preferably the indicium, such as a barcode, is machine readable. The microscope coverslip may have an adherent surface and a non-adherent surface, the adherent surface having a solvent activated dry adhesive film (adhesive coating) bonded thereto and having an indicium thereon for indicating the adherent side of the coverslip. The dry adhesive film of the adherent surface is non-tacky (non-sticky) in its storage or preapplication condition. At use, the adhesive of the adherent side can be activated by a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20060281116
    Abstract: Contemplated herein is an automated microscope slide antigen recovery and staining apparatus and method that features a plurality of individually operable miniaturized pressurizable reaction compartments for individually and independently processing a plurality of individual microscope slides. The apparatus preferably features independently movable slide support elements each having an individually heatable heating plate. Each slide support element preferably supports a single microscope slide. Each microscope slide can be enclosed within an individual pressurizable reaction compartment. Pressures exceeding 1 atm or below 1 atm can be created and maintained in the reaction compartment prior to, during or after heating of the slide begins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Lee Angros, Thomas Byers
  • Publication number: 20060275889
    Abstract: Contemplated herein is an automated microscope slide antigen recovery and staining apparatus and method that features a plurality of individually operable miniaturized pressurizable reaction compartments for individually and independently processing a plurality of individual microscope slides. The apparatus preferably features independently movable slide support elements each having an individually heatable heating plate. Each slide support element preferably supports a single microscope slide. Each microscope slide can be enclosed within an individual pressurizable reaction compartment. Pressures exceeding 1 atm or below 1 atm can be created and maintained in the reaction compartment prior to, during or after heating of the slide begins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Lee Angros, Thomas Byers
  • Publication number: 20060275861
    Abstract: Contemplated herein is an automated microscope slide antigen recovery and staining apparatus and method that features a plurality of individually operable miniaturized pressurizable reaction compartments for individually and independently processing a plurality of individual microscope slides. The apparatus preferably features independently movable slide support elements each having an individually heatable heating plate. Each slide support element preferably supports a single microscope slide. Each microscope slide can be enclosed within an individual pressurizable reaction compartment. Pressures exceeding 1 atm or below 1 atm can be created and maintained in the reaction compartment prior to, during or after heating of the slide begins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Lee Angros, Thomas Byers
  • Publication number: 20060233943
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a coated analytic substrate using a compact and portable automated instrument located in the laboratory setting at the point of use which can consistently produce one or a plurality of coated analytic substrates “on demand” for using the analytic substrate immediately after coating, preferably without a step of rinsing the coated analytic substrate before use. The apparatus preferably uses applicator cartridges having a reservoir containing the coating compositions used to form the coatings. Preferably the cartridges are removable and interchangeable to facilitate the production of individual analytic substrates having different coatings or different coating patterns. These coated analytic substrates have superior specimen adhesion characteristics due to the improved quality of the coatings applied by the coating apparatus and due to the quickness with which the coated analytic substrates can be used in the lab after production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20060231023
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a coated analytic substrate using a compact and portable automated instrument located in the laboratory setting at the point of use which can consistently produce one or a plurality of coated analytic substrates “on demand” for using the analytic substrate immediately after coating, preferably without a step of rinsing the coated analytic substrate before use. The apparatus preferably uses applicator cartridges having a reservoir containing the coating compositions used to form the coatings. Preferably the cartridges are removable and interchangeable to facilitate the production of individual analytic substrates having different coatings or different coating patterns. These coated analytic substrates have superior specimen adhesion characteristics due to the improved quality of the coatings applied by the coating apparatus and due to the quickness with which the coated analytic substrates can be used in the lab after production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20050070026
    Abstract: A method of using an applicator device for applying a coating to an analytic plate. The coating is substantially transparent, translucent or invisible, and is substantially flush with the surface of the analytic plate. The coating is preferably comprised of a polysiloxane, siloxane, silicone, a silane, a silicon fluid, or a combination thereof and optionally an acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20050063876
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a containment border to an analytic plate. The containment border is substantially transparent, translucent or invisible and is substantially flush with the surface of the plate. The applicator device contains a composition (preferably a liquid) which preferably comprises a polysiloxane, siloxane, silicone, a silane, a silicon fluid, or a combination thereof, and optionally an acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Publication number: 20050054080
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventor: Lee Angros