Patents by Inventor Michael Septak

Michael Septak 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: 20030080143
    Abstract: A method for depositing a volume of fluid relative to a surface to produce a droplet relative to the surface comprising the steps of forming a bolus of liquid relative to a dispensing member, causing the bolus of liquid to make contact with a surface thereby forming a bridge of liquid between the dispensing member and the surface, and retracting only a portion of the bolus of liquid to break the bridge of liquid between the dispensing member and the surface thereby depositing a droplet on the surface. A volume of a droplet can be adjusted by forming a bridge of liquid between a dispensing member and a surface that includes an initial droplet and breaking the bridge of liquid while leaving a remaining droplet of a different volume than the initial droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Arradial, Inc.
    Inventors: Samesh Kale, George Seward, Namyong Kim, Brian Cain, Timothy Moulton, Michael Septak, Charles Burke, Douglas Bourn
  • Patent number: 6040182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and materials for the facilitation of high-protein-binding capability on tissue culture-treated plastic surfaces, such as, for example, polystyrene assay plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Michael Septak
  • Patent number: 5155216
    Abstract: Polynucleotides are labeled with chemiluminescent acridine esters or luminescent lanthanides. Labelling is preferably carried out by incorporating a functional group into a nucleotide or polynucleotide at the C4 position of the pyrimidine portion or the C6 position of the purine portion and bonding a chemiluminescent acridine ester or a luminescent lanthanide to the functional group. The labeled polynucleotides are useful for direct detection of homologous polynucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Graham A. Mock, Michael Septak, Michael J. Powell