Patents by Inventor Mats Cooper

Mats Cooper 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: 20060088449
    Abstract: Devices having channels where one end of the channel has a dead-end formed of a gas permeable, but fluid resistant material (e.g., material that is substantially liquid impermeable) are provided. The devices can be manufactured using methods employing photolithography techniques similar to those used in semi-conductor manufacture. In other aspects, methods are provided for transferring a sample such that fluid can be drawn to the dead-end of a fluid channel by injecting, adding, or otherwise placing a sample at one end of the channel and by applying pressure, such as negative pressure via a vacuum, to the gas permeable material via another channel or port that is spaced apart from the dead-end containing fluid channel. Application of a positive or negative pressure to another recess in the gas permeable housing that is spaced away from the fluid channel causes a pressure change within the fluid channel, thereby drawing fluid across the channel to the dead-end of the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Todd Thorsen, Mats Cooper
  • Publication number: 20050277125
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing multiple simultaneous reactions on a reaction surface are disclosed. Methods and devices for simultaneously interrogating multiple patient samples with multiple diagnostic reagents are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: James Benn, Mats Cooper, Todd Thorsen