Patents by Inventor Michael L. Dee

Michael L. Dee 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: 8226536
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20120094368
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, JR., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8092361
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20090275458
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, JR., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20090274348
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic testing apparatus includes a centrifuge and an imager disposed in relation to the centrifuge wherein at least one image is captured of at least one test element in advance of a complete centrifugation period in order to provide predictive data concerning the presence of an agglutination reaction or failure mode of the apparatus or test element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Jakubowicz, Donald J. Moran, JR., Michael L. Dee, Joseph M. Chiapperi, Mark Sawczuk
  • Patent number: 5201646
    Abstract: The scroll compressor 10 includes a housing 12, a fixed scroll 18, an orbital scroll 24, an axial thrust and rotation prevention assembly 46, and an orbital scroll drive. The orbital scroll drive includes a crankshaft 74 rotatably journaled in the housing 12. The crankshaft includes an integral disk 76 and an eccentric crank pin 78 with a lubrication passage 96. An eccentric bushing 80 is journaled on the crank pin 78 and in a boss 82 on the orbital scroll by a needle bearing 81. An eccentric bushing retainer 102 has a shank portion 104 that is pressed into the lubrication passage 96 and an enlarged head portion 106 which holds the eccentric bushing 80 on the crank pin 78. If the eccentric bushing retainer 102 becomes partially unseated from the lubrication passage 96, the surface 114 on the enlarged head portion 106 will contact a surface 116 on the end plate 26 of the orbital scroll 24 and keep the eccentric bushing 80 properly positioned within the compressor housing 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Dees, Mark J. Bookbinder, Ronald E. Marker, Michael E. Greene, Dwayne L. Johnson, Edward R. La Marca