Patents by Inventor Michael Spaid

Michael Spaid 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: 10428377
    Abstract: Methods are provided for detecting low copy nucleic acids of interest in a sample. In one method, a sample comprising a nucleic acid of interest is aliquotted into a plurality of reaction mixtures, at least two of which are single-copy reaction mixtures. The reaction mixtures are subjected to one or more amplification reactions while flowing through a channel of a microfluidic device. At least one of the reaction mixtures is formulated in an aqueous phase of an emulsion comprising aqueous droplets suspended in an immiscible liquid. The nucleic acid of interest is present as a single copy in at least one aqueous droplet of the aqueous phase prior to performing the amplification reaction(s). Amplification is performed on the reaction mixture when it is formulated in the emulsion. The nucleic acid is continuously flowed during a plurality of steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Knapp, Jill M. Baker, Andrea W. Chow, Anne R. Kopf-Sill, Michael Spaid
  • Publication number: 20190191569
    Abstract: Composite transparent conductors are described, which comprise a primary conductive medium based on metal nanowires and a secondary conductive medium based on a continuous conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: David Jones, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Patent number: 10244637
    Abstract: Composite transparent conductors are described, which comprise a primary conductive medium based on metal nanowires and a secondary conductive medium based on a continuous conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CAMBRIOS FILM SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Jones, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Patent number: 10168451
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to optical stacks having nanostructure-based transparent conductive films and low diffuse reflection. Also described are display devices that incorporate the optical stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cambrios Film Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Haixia Dai, Michael A. Spaid, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Publication number: 20180218802
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires which may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically transparent and flexible. It can be coated or laminated onto a variety of substrates, including flexible and rigid substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Alden, Haixia Dai, Michael R. Knapp, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Adrian Winoto, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Patent number: 9899123
    Abstract: A method for forming a transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. The method comprises depositing a plurality of metal nanowires on a surface of a substrate, the metal nanowires being dispersed in a liquid; and forming a metal nanowire network layer on the substrate by allowing the liquid to dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Alden, Haixia Dai, Michael R. Knapp, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Adrian Winoto, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Patent number: 9586816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modifications to nanostructure based transparent conductors to achieve increased haze/light-scattering with different and tunable degrees of scattering, different materials, and different microstructures and nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Hash Pakbaz, Jelena Sepa, Teresa Ramos, Florian Pschenitzka, Michael A. Spaid, Karl Pichler
  • Patent number: 9568646
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to optical stacks having nanostructure-based transparent conductive films and low diffuse reflection. Also described are display devices that incorporate the optical stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Haixia Dai, Michael A. Spaid, Jeffrey Wolk, Kalpesh Biyani
  • Patent number: 9539574
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and systems for injection of analytes into a separation channel for resolution and detection. Samples can be preconditioned and concentrated by isotachophoresis (ITP) before the injection is triggered by a detected voltage event. Separation of analytes from other sample constituents can be enhanced using skewing channel ITP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Park, Persefoni Kechagia, Michael Spaid, Morten Jensen, Irina G. Kazakova, Josh Molho
  • Patent number: 8998494
    Abstract: A dry gas thrust bearing is provided for use in rotating equipment and more particularly, this thrust bearing is designed to support compressor/turbine thrust loads in an improved arrangement which does not require oil lubrication and which is designed to support necessary shaft thrust loading by the utilization of a dry gas film. The bearing includes a shaft rotor between two axially movable stators and relies on a dry gas film to separate the rotor and stators. The stators are axially loaded by a double spring package arranged in series wherein a lightly loaded spring engages the stator during zero thrust applications, and as the shaft begins to rotate and encounter axial thrust, a heavier stiffer spring, greater than the thrust load, quickly engages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Detlev Steinmann, Jack Thom, Timothy D Carpenter, Chris Buiter, Bryan Bradshaw, Michael Spaid
  • Publication number: 20140338735
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires that may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically clear, patternable and is suitable as a transparent electrode in visual display devices such as touch screens, liquid crystal displays, plasma display panels and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre-Marc Allemand, Haixia Dai, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Jelena Sepa, Michael A. Spaid
  • Patent number: 8865027
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires which may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically transparent and flexible. It can be coated or laminated onto a variety of substrates, including flexible and rigid substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Alden, Haixia Dai, Michael R. Knapp, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Adrian Winoto, Jeffrey Wolk
  • Publication number: 20140272105
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for improving optical qualities of transparent conductive films including a multilayer optical stack and conductive nanowires embedded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Viktor Podolskiy, Michael A. Spaid, Jeffrey Wolk, Haixia Dai
  • Publication number: 20140227709
    Abstract: Methods are provided for detecting low copy nucleic acids of interest in a sample. In one method, a sample comprising a nucleic acid of interest is aliquotted into a plurality of reaction mixtures, at least two of which are single-copy reaction mixtures. The reaction mixtures are subjected to one or more amplification reactions while flowing through a channel of a microfluidic device. At least one of the reaction mixtures is formulated in an aqueous phase of an emulsion comprising aqueous droplets suspended in an immiscible liquid. The nucleic acid of interest is present as a single copy in at least one aqueous droplet of the aqueous phase prior to performing the amplification reaction(s). Amplification is performed on the reaction mixture when it is formulated in the emulsion. The nucleic acid is continuously flowed during a plurality of steps of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Knapp, Jill M. Baker, Andrea W. Chow, Anne R. Kopf-Sill, Michael Spaid
  • Publication number: 20140202742
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are double-sided transparent conductive films suitable for patterning by laser ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CAMBRIOS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Jones, Paul Mansky, Michael A. Spaid
  • Publication number: 20140202738
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transparent conductors having high thermal capacity and improved protection against electrostatic discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre-Marc Allemand, Paul Mansky, Florian Pschenitzka, Michael A. Spaid, Jonathan Westwater
  • Patent number: 8760606
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires that may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically clear, patternable and is suitable as a transparent electrode in visual display devices such as touch screens, liquid crystal displays, plasma display panels and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre-Marc Allemand, Haixia Dai, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Jelena Sepa, Michael A. Spaid
  • Publication number: 20140105525
    Abstract: A dry gas thrust bearing is provided for use in rotating equipment and more particularly, this thrust bearing is designed to support compressor/turbine thrust loads in an improved arrangement which does not require oil lubrication and which is designed to support necessary shaft thrust loading by the utilization of a dry gas film. The bearing includes a shaft rotor between two axially movable stators and relies on a dry gas film to separate the rotor and stators. The stators are axially loaded by a double spring package arranged in series wherein a lightly loaded spring engages the stator during zero thrust applications, and as the shaft begins to rotate and encounter axial thrust, a heavier stiffer spring, greater than the thrust load, quickly engages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: FLOWSERVE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Detlev Steinmann, Jack Thom, Timothy D. Carpenter, Chris Buiter, Bryan Bradshaw, Michael Spaid
  • Patent number: 8697362
    Abstract: Methods are provided for detecting low copy nucleic acids of interest in a sample. In one method, a sample comprising a nucleic acid of interest is aliquotted into a plurality of reaction mixtures, at least two of which are single-copy reaction mixtures. The reaction mixtures are subjected to one or more amplification reactions while flowing through a channel of a microfluidic device. At least one of the reaction mixtures is formulated in an aqueous phase of an emulsion comprising aqueous droplets suspended in an immiscible liquid. The nucleic acid of interest is present as a single copy in at least one aqueous droplet of the aqueous phase prior to performing the amplification reaction(s). Amplification is performed on the reaction mixture when it is formulated in the emulsion. The nucleic acid is continuously flowed during a plurality of steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Knapp, Jill M. Baker, Andrea W. Chow, Anne R. Kopf-Sill, Michael A. Spaid
  • Patent number: 8618531
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires which may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically transparent and flexible. It can be coated or laminated onto a variety of substrates, including flexible and rigid substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Alden, Haixia Dai, Michael R. Knapp, Shuo Na, Hash Pakbaz, Florian Pschenitzka, Xina Quan, Michael A. Spaid, Adrian Winoto, Jeffrey Wolk