Patents by Inventor Michael D. Cecchi

Michael D. Cecchi 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: 20180112164
    Abstract: A device for the observation, imaging and uninterrupted culturing of embryos and cells, the device comprising: an incubator; a mixing box located above the incubator; gas sensors located in the mixing box; solenoid valves attached to the mixing box; a first clear panel located on the top of the incubator, and configured to allow one to see into the incubator; a first light source located above the first clear panel, and the first light source configured to provide light into the incubator; a door attached to the incubator, the door configured to provide access to the inside of the incubator, and the door located below the access door; a rotatable platter located below the incubator, the rotatable platter comprising: a first insert configured to removably sit on the platter; a first culture dish configured to removably sit in the first insert; a second insert configured to removably sit on the platter; a second culture dish configured to removably sit in the second insert; a first moveable camera located under
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael D. Cecchi, Timothy Schimmel, Jacques Cohen, Monica Mezezi, Michael Ryan Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20170146460
    Abstract: A controlled environment observation device comprising: a body; a heated shelf located in the body; a plurality of shelf openings in the heated shelf; a plurality of embryonic chambers removably installed in the plurality of shelf openings, each of the plurality of embryonic chambers comprising: an optically transparent heated shelf; a specimen dish removably attached to the top of the optically transparent heated shelf, the specimen dish having a generally optically transparent bottom; an x,y,z camera system located in each of the embryonic chambers and below the specimen dish and the optically transparent heated shelf; a computer located in the controlled environment observation device; and a controller in signal communication with the xyz camera system and the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Cecchi, Monica Mezezi, Michael Ryan Cecchi, Aami Mezezi
  • Publication number: 20170121736
    Abstract: An oocyte and embryo-positioning apparatus enables a plurality of oocytes, embryos or other cell specimens to be held and positioned for injection therein of fluid molecular reagents such as DNA, RNA, protein, cells, spermatozoa and cells; and removal of cells, fragments of cells, cytoplasm, nuclei and cellular organelles. The oocytes and embryos are kept separate from each other in open marked or unmarked well-compartments that are located in the culture container. Each well-compartment comprises one or more finger like structures that can position one oocyte or one embryo. The lanes between the digits of the fingers may be sloped allowing the oocytes or embryo to position at the narrowest and lowest point of the compartment. The method and oocytes and embryo-positioning apparatus of this invention includes a culturing container, such as a Petrie dish, in which the oocytes and embryos are held for micromanipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Jacques COHEN, Tim Schimmal, Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 9382052
    Abstract: A series of memorabilia pieces have markable areas for recording an autograph or signature and an information area for recording information about the autograph or signature (e.g., the person who signed it, the time, the place and other information). The pieces are readily autographed, signed, registered, collected, and displayed. The pieces can have many shapes and sizes and can include images related to a sport, profession, or pastime of collectability. For example, the pieces relate to a section of a collectable population, such as sports, music, acting, politics, auto racing and more. The pieces may be serialized to allow recording and identification. The items may be registered in a central recording archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Lauren Cecchi, Paige Cecchi, Michael R. Cecchi, Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20150329814
    Abstract: The invention relates to culturing dishes, which will be used for long-term, uninterrupted culturing of embryos in a controlled environment. The dishes will provide the embryos with ample amounts of culture media, with an oil overlay, to protect them from environmental impact, from contaminants, and will hold the embryos in a safe environment which will protect them from the effects of disruptions such as handling. The dishes contain uniquely designed specimen well bottoms which will allow accurate and repeated locating of the embryos as well as improving the imaging quality and the use of higher magnifications. This allows continual and repeated imaging of the embryos, data logging, aiding in the selection process, and will give the embryos a greater likelihood of improved growth, reimplantation capabilities and will increase successful outcomes, results and a greater likelihood of live births in this IVF environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 9169460
    Abstract: A tray assembly which may include a single well or a plurality of wells that will contain specimens for cryo-preservation, freezing, thawing, or warming. The assembly will include a structure whereby a sequence of different media solutions can be introduced into a well or wells in the assembly without the need to move the specimens and without disturbing an overlying oil layer which floats on top of the media solutions. The media solutions will be introduced into the specimen wells through adjunct passages which communicate with the interior of the wells. The adjunct passages will preferably be integral with the wells and will be formed at the same time the wells are formed. Thus manufacturing the assembly of this invention will be inexpensive and repetitive. The adjunct passages can be used to infuse different media solutions into the wells at different stages of the protocols in question. The wells can be inverted cones or pyramids in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: LIFEGLOBAL GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20150111297
    Abstract: An oocyte and embryo-positioning apparatus enables a plurality of oocytes, embryos or other cell specimens to be held and positioned for injection therein of fluid molecular reagents such as DNA, RNA, protein, cells, spermatozoa and cells; and removal of cells, fragments of cells, cytoplasm, nuclei and cellular organelles. The oocytes and embryos are kept separate from each other in open marked or unmarked well-compartments that are located in the culture container. Each well-compartment comprises one or more finger like structures that can position one oocyte or one embryo. The lanes between the digits of the fingers may be sloped allowing the oocytes or embryo to position at the narrowest and lowest point of the compartment. The method and oocytes and embryo-positioning apparatus of this invention includes a culturing container, such as a Petrie dish, in which the oocytes and embryos are held for micromanipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jacques COHEN, Tim Schimmal, Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20140143033
    Abstract: A series of memorabilia pieces have markable areas for recording an autograph or signature and an information area for recording information about the autograph or signature (e.g., the person who signed it, the time, the place and other information). The pieces are readily autographed, signed, registered, collected, and displayed. The pieces can have many shapes and sizes and can include images related to a sport, profession, or pastime of collectability. For example, the pieces relate to a section of a collectable population, such as sports, music, acting, politics, auto racing and more. The pieces may be serialized to allow recording and identification. The items may be registered in a central recording archive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Lauren Cecchi, Paige Cecchi, Michael R. Cecchi, Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20140120620
    Abstract: This invention relates to a media solution, which has been shown to be a stabilized balance of growth media, which may contain a combination of proteins, insulin, growth hormones, and/or steroids to assist an embryo to grow from the retrieval stage through the return implantation. The media has shown consistent, improved results and overall embryonic outcome and may be used for culturing the embryos through each stage of growth, will reduce shock and stress to the embryos during the culturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Michael D. Cecchi, Monica Mezezi
  • Publication number: 20120064504
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the unfrozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 8071280
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the un-frozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Genx International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 8071281
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the un-frozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Genx International, Inc
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20110218390
    Abstract: A container or dish used for the micro manipulation, micro injection, biopsy and fertilization of oocyte and embryo culture. The dish allows the user to more readily perform procedures used to fertilize oocyte, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), biopsy embryos and perform additional procedures in used in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), human reproduction and in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques. The invention will allow ease in use, the reduction in the number of micro tools used in the procedure, as opposed to conventional dishes and procedures, and will allow the user to more readily locate the oocytes and embryos to be handled and worked on. The invention will add repetitiveness, consistency and may result in better results and outcome of the procedures. The invention will also give the user a more ergonomically correct dish for these types of procedures and related protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 7985579
    Abstract: An assembly is disclosed that is to be used for the culturing of specimens such as embryos and gametes for use in in vitro fertilization. The assembly includes an annular ring which is affixed to the stage of an optical viewing instrument, such as a microscope. The viewing instrument is focused on a point which lies inside of the ring at a predetermined distance from the center of the ring. Circular specimen dishes having a plurality of specimen wells in which the specimens in question are cultured or grown is removably positioned inside of the ring. The specimen wells have bottom walls which are configured so as to ensure that the specimens in the wells will gravitate to the same predetermined position in each of the wells. That position coincides with the focus point of the viewing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: GENX International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20110171624
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the un-frozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Publication number: 20110171625
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the un-frozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: 7943293
    Abstract: A medium solution which will increase the growth, survival and ultimately the live birth rate of oocytes and embryos which have been or will be subjected to cryopreservation. The solution contains varied amounts of glucose, pyruvates, amino acids, vitamins K5 and C, antioxidants, fatty acids to supply the specimens with the chemical ingredients and uptake requirements required to recover and prosper during and after the cryopreservation process. The solution supplies nutrients to the specimens that will replenish depletion and damage to the specimens and their mitochondria, spindles and structural features, such as cell walls. One formulation addresses the additional requirements of frozen specimens as opposed to the current media solutions and methods which treat the un-frozen specimens the same as the frozen specimens when recovering them from cryopreservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Genx International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: D674505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Genx International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: D702833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Life Global Group LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Cecchi
  • Patent number: D852914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Paige Cecchi, Michael D. Cecchi, Heather Molloy