Patents by Inventor Linda A. Taylor

Linda A. Taylor 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: 10765971
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, chambers, and methods for processing particles by washing, concentrating, and/or treating the particles. Some embodiments provide for the processing of cells that may be in a liquid medium (e.g., a liquid in which the cells were grown) and are processed by being washed and concentrated for later use in research or other therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Taga, Anne Baker Oram, Linda A. Taylor, Dennis J. Hlavinka
  • Publication number: 20200095500
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention provides a chemiluminescent system, including: an activator system, including: (a) at least one first solvent, (b) at least one peroxide, (c) at least one catalyst, (d) at least one second solvent, where the at least one second solvent is selected from the group consisting of: tert-butanol, 3-methyl-3-pentanol, 2-methyl-2-butanol, ethyl 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, methyl 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol diethyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol dibutyl ether, propylene glycol dimethyl ether, and a combination thereof; where a combination of the at least one first solvent and the at least one second solvent is present in a sufficient amount in the chemiluminescent system so as to result in the chemiluminescent system producing a light having an illuminescence between 0.1 lx and 35,000 lx at a temperature ranging from ?110 degrees Celsius to 75 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Earl Cranor, Linda Jacob, Patrick Taylor
  • Patent number: 10472565
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention provides a chemiluminescent system, including: an activator system, including: (a) at least one first solvent, (b) at least one peroxide, (c) at least one catalyst, (d) at least one second solvent, where the at least one second solvent is selected from the group consisting of: tert-butanol, 3-methyl-3-pentanol, 2-methyl-2-butanol, ethyl 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, methyl 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol diethyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol dibutyl ether, propylene glycol dimethyl ether, and a combination thereof; where a combination of the at least one first solvent and the at least one second solvent is present in a sufficient amount in the chemiluminescent system so as to result in the chemiluminescent system producing a light having an illuminescence between 0.1 1× and 35,000 1× at a temperature ranging from ?110 degrees Celsius to 75 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cyalume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Cranor, Linda Jacob, Patrick Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190138216
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for mirror vote synchronization. For example, a first storage device is located at a first storage site, and a second storage device is located at a second storage site. The second storage device is configured according to a data mirroring configuration where data from the first storage device is mirrored to the second storage device. Mirror vote metadata is generated based upon an up-to-date state of the data mirroring configuration. The mirror vote metadata indicates whether the first storage device and/or the second storage device are up-to-date or not. The mirror vote metadata may be replicated between the first storage site and the second storage site. If the first storage site fails, then the second storage site may provide switchover operation using the second storage device based upon the mirror vote metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon Taylor Long, Linda Ann Riedle, Manali Kulkarni, Sandeep T. Nirmale, Vikram Harakere Krishnamurthy
  • Publication number: 20160045921
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, chambers, and methods for processing particles by washing, concentrating, and/or treating the particles. Some embodiments provide for the processing of cells that may be in a liquid medium (e.g., a liquid in which the cells were grown) and are processed by being washed and concentrated for later use in research or other therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: TERUMO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Michael TAGA, Anne Baker ORAM, Linda A. TAYLOR, Dennis J. HLAVINKA
  • Patent number: 7857744
    Abstract: A cell separation set for separating blood components, having a cell separation chamber with a first entry section having a wall with an outwardly flared curve, the entry section having an axial length and an inmost maximum diameter perpendicular to the axial length, the axial length being greater than the inmost maximum diameter. The cell separation chamber further comprises a separation section having a wall comprising an inward curve. A transition section between the entry section and the separation section has a wall comprising a second inward curve, the second inward curve being different from said first inward curve. The first curve may be tangent to the second curve at a first junction between the first and second curves and the second curve may be tangent to the third curve at a second junction between the second and third curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: CaridianBCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Langley, Linda A. Taylor, Timothy Michael Taga
  • Patent number: 7588692
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system that separates first particles from second particles, or white blood cells from red blood cells, by sedimentation in a fluid chamber with debulking of one of the first or second particles or red blood cells through the inlet of the fluid chamber. The method and system further includes fractionation of the remaining particles or white blood cells into selected subsets. In one embodiment of the instant invention a blood product containing white blood cells is loaded in a separation chamber, a diluting or sedimenting agent is added to encourage rouleaux formation of any red blood cells, the cells are sedimented and the red blood cells are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: CaridianBCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Delbert Antwiler, Linda A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080318756
    Abstract: A cell separation set for separating blood components, having a cell separation chamber with a first entry section having a wall with an outwardly flared curve, the entry section having an axial length and an inmost maximum diameter perpendicular to the axial length, the axial length being greater than the inmost maximum diameter. The cell separation chamber further comprises a separation section having a wall comprising an inward curve. A transition section between the entry section and the separation section has a wall comprising a second inward curve, the second inward curve being different from said first inward curve. The first curve may be tangent to the second curve at a first junction between the first and second curves and the second curve may be tangent to the third curve at a second junction between the second and third curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: GAMBRO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Langley, Linda A. Taylor, Timothy Michael Taga
  • Publication number: 20070144978
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system that separates first particles from second particles, or white blood cells from red blood cells, by sedimentation in a fluid chamber with debulking of one of the first or second particles or red blood cells through the inlet of the fluid chamber. The method and system further includes fractionation of the remaining particles or white blood cells into selected subsets. In one embodiment of the instant invention a blood product containing white blood cells is loaded in a separation chamber, a diluting or sedimenting agent is added to encourage rouleaux formation of any red blood cells, the cells are sedimented and the red blood cells are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: GAMBRO BCT INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Antwiler, Linda Taylor
  • Patent number: 7201848
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system that separates first particles from second particles, or white blood cells from red blood cells, by sedimentation in a fluid chamber with debulking of one of the first or second particles or red blood cells through the inlet of the fluid chamber. The method and system further includes fractionation of the remaining particles or white blood cells into selected subsets. In one embodiment of the instant invention a blood product containing white blood cells is loaded in a separation chamber, a diluting or sedimenting agent is added to encourage rouleaux formation of any red blood cells, the cells are sedimented and the red blood cells are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Gambro BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Delbert Antwiler, Linda A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6723539
    Abstract: An adsorbent medium is prepared comprising particles of a sponge material made of cellulose or agarose carrying functional groups such as diethylaminoethane groups. The particles may be obtained by chopping a larger block of the sponge material. The medium preferably has a water retention value of greater than 6 ml/g and a particle size of 0.5 to 10 mm, and the sponge material may be cross-linked. The adsorbent medium is especially useful for purifying DNA in an aqueous sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: BioProcessing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katherine Louise Angus, David Alan Hutton, Robert John Noel, Linda Taylor
  • Publication number: 20030116512
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system that separates first particles from second particles, or white blood cells from red blood cells, by sedimentation in a fluid chamber with debulking of one of the first or second particles or red blood cells through the inlet of the fluid chamber. The method and system further includes fractionation of the remaining particles or white blood cells into selected subsets. In one embodiment of the instant invention a blood product containing white blood cells is loaded in a separation chamber, a diluting or sedimenting agent is added to encourage rouleaux formation of any red blood cells, the cells are sedimented and the red blood cells are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Glen Delbert Antwiler, Linda A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6022306
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a method and the apparatus for collecting a hyperconcentrated platelet product. A fluid containing platelets and other particles flows into a fluid chamber at a flow rate. The flow rate of the fluid is selected to retain the majority of the platelets in the fluid chamber in a saturated bed. The platelets are collected from the fluid chamber without collecting the other particles to form a hyperconcentrated other particle reduced platelet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: COBE Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Joe Dumont, Linda A. Taylor, Geert Van Waeg
  • Patent number: 5951877
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The apparatus has a motor coupled to a centrifuge rotor rotatable about an axis of rotation. A fluid chamber rotates with the rotor. A substance is supplied to the inlet of the chamber. At least one of the motor and the substance supply are controlled to maintain a saturated fluidized bed of first particles within the fluid chamber while causing second particles to be retained in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Cobe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Langley, Dennis Hlavinka, Linda A. Taylor, John C. Walker
  • Patent number: 5913768
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The apparatus has a motor coupled to a centrifuge rotor rotatable about an axis of rotation. A fluid chamber rotates with the rotor. A substance is supplied to the inlet of the chamber. At least one of the motor and the substance supply are controlled to maintain a saturated fluidized bed of first particles within the fluid chamber while causing second particles to be retained in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Cobe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Langley, Dennis Hlavinka, Linda A. Taylor, John C. Walker
  • Patent number: 5906570
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The apparatus has a motor coupled to a centrifuge rotor rotatable about an axis of rotation. A fluid chamber rotates with the rotor. A substance is supplied to the inlet of the chamber. At least one of the motor and the substance supply are controlled to maintain a saturated fluidized bed of first particles within the fluid chamber while causing second particles to be retained in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Cobe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Langley, Dennis Hlavinka, Linda A. Taylor, John C. Walker
  • Patent number: 5722926
    Abstract: A fluid chamber and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The fluid chamber includes a wall extending between an inlet and outlet to form a fluid chamber interior. The interior converges from a position of maximum cross-sectional area toward the inlet. A groove or a step may be formed on an inner surface of the fluid chamber wall to improve particle separation within the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: COBE Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Hlavinka, Robert Langley, Linda Taylor, John C. Walker
  • Patent number: 5674173
    Abstract: A fluid chamber and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The fluid chamber includes a wall extending between an inlet and outlet to form a fluid chamber interior. The interior converges from a position of maximum cross-sectional area toward the inlet. A groove or a step may be formed on an inner surface of the fluid chamber wall to improve particle separation within the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Cobe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Hlavinka, Robert Langley, Linda Taylor, John C. Walker
  • Patent number: D358473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventor: Linda Taylor