Patents by Inventor Mahsa KARBASCHI

Mahsa KARBASCHI 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: 10401323
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of performing electrophoretic analysis on an substrate comprising: providing a substrate on a surface of at least one supporting member; and performing electrophoresis on the substrate by submerging the or each supporting member in an electrophoresis tank having a base and side walls enclosing a volume containing an electrophoresis buffer and inducing an electric current between ends thereof; wherein the or each supporting member is aligned within the tank such that each surface upon which the substrate is located is nonparallel with respect to the base of the electrophoresis tank and is substantially parallel with the direction of the electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
    Inventors: Marcus Cooke, Mahsa Karbaschi
  • Patent number: 9897572
    Abstract: Apparatuses and associated methods for manipulating an assembly of glass slides employed in cellular assay processes are provided. Each apparatus can accommodate at least one removable rack of slides to undergo electrophoresis in a comet assay. The slides can remain in the same apparatus while being subjected to a sequence of fluid staining and washing with temperature control, advantageously shortening the amount of time required for processing the slides by keeping them in the same work station for the entire duration of the assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Marcus S. Cooke, Shekhar Bhansali, Mahsa Karbaschi, Pratikkumar Shah
  • Publication number: 20170328822
    Abstract: The subject invention provides an apparatus for cooling and/or freezing samples. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus is a stackable chilling plate used in a comet assay. In specific embodiments, the chilling plate can accommodate glass slides deposited with an agarose gel suspension, wherein the gel is cured by a refrigerant disposed underneath a thermally-conductive top plate. Advantageously, the cooling/freezing apparatus provided herein can easily accommodate the placement of multiple cellular sample slides in a compact configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mahsa KARBASCHI, Marcus S. Cooke
  • Publication number: 20170160231
    Abstract: Apparatuses and associated methods for manipulating an assembly of glass slides employed in cellular assay processes are provided. Each apparatus can accommodate at least one removable rack of slides to undergo electrophoresis in a comet assay. The slides can remain in the same apparatus while being subjected to a sequence of fluid staining and washing with temperature control, advantageously shortening the amount of time required for processing the slides by keeping them in the same work station for the entire duration of the assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Marcus S. COOKE, Shekhar BHANSALI, Mahsa KARBASCHI, Pratikkumar SHAH
  • Publication number: 20160195494
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of performing electrophoretic analysis on an substrate comprising: providing a substrate on a surface of at least one supporting member; and performing electrophoresis on the substrate by submerging the or each supporting member in an electrophoresis tank having a base and side walls enclosing a volume containing an electrophoresis buffer and inducing an electric current between ends thereof; wherein the or each supporting member is aligned within the tank such that each surface upon which the substrate is located is nonparallel with respect to the base of the electrophoresis tank and is substantially parallel with the direction of the electric current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Marcus COOKE, Mahsa KARBASCHI