Patents by Inventor Patrick L. Riley

Patrick L. Riley 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: 11442258
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Patent number: 11376599
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermal cycling can transfer heat uniformly and efficiently. The apparatus can be used in a method that reduces condensation on sample wells. The apparatus can also be manufactured to provide uniform configurations. For example, a sample illustratively for polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in each sample well and the components of the embodiment of the thermal cycler apparatus shown at including a well block, a base plate, a layer of adhesive, a peltier device, another layer of adhesive and a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC
    Inventors: Zackery Kent Evans, Thomas Knight Bodily, Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley
  • Patent number: 11340169
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Publication number: 20200319441
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Patent number: 10698190
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Publication number: 20200191718
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Patent number: 10613031
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Publication number: 20180372639
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. RILEY, Richard David ABBOTT, Lyle M. NAY, Sarah M. FOWDEN
  • Publication number: 20180203216
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Publication number: 20160339437
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermal cycling can transfer heat uniformly and efficiently. The apparatus can be used in a method that reduces condensation on sample wells. The apparatus can also be manufactured to provide uniform configurations. For example, a sample illustratively for polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in each sample well and the components of the embodiment of the thermal cycler apparatus shown at including a well block, a base plate, a layer of adhesive, a peltier device, another layer of adhesive and a heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Zackery Kent Evans, Thomas Knight Bodily, Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley
  • Patent number: 9446410
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermal cycling can transfer heat uniformly and efficiently. The apparatus can be used in a method that reduces condensation on sample wells. The apparatus can also be manufactured to provide uniform configurations. For example, a sample, illustratively for polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in each sample well and the components of the embodiment of the thermal cycler apparatus shown at including a well block, a base plate, a layer of adhesive, a peltier device, another layer of adhesive and a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC
    Inventors: Zackery Kent Evans, Thomas Knight Bodily, Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley
  • Publication number: 20140273181
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Publication number: 20140051155
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermal cycling can transfer heat uniformly and efficiently. The apparatus can be used in a method that reduces condensation on sample wells. The apparatus can also be manufactured to provide uniform configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackery Kent Evans, Thomas Knight Bodily, Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley
  • Patent number: 6190326
    Abstract: A system for collecting patient respiratory information includes a base unit and a removable mouthpiece unit. The mouthpiece unit includes sensors that sense parameters of a patient's breath when the patient blows into the mouthpiece unit. The base unit receives and processes the information from the mouthpiece unit and stores it in chronological fashion for later analysis by a physician. The mouthpiece unit includes a memory for storing identification information for a patient who has been assigned the mouthpiece unit. When the mouthpiece unit is inserted into the base unit, the base unit reads the identification information from the mouthpiece unit and stores all measurement information in association therewith. In this manner, a single base unit can be used to collect information for a plurality of different patients without creating confusion as to which measurement results correspond to which patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Medtrac Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, Patrick L. Riley, James L. Wolf
  • Patent number: 5580502
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite article having a composite stiffening member co-cure bonded in integral combination therewith wherein the composite article comprises outer mold line (OML) and inner mold line (IML) composite skins and a modified honeycomb core interposed therebetween. The method includes a first set of steps for modifying the honeycomb core of the composite article and includes the steps of providing a detail mold that defines a detail cavity and a core engagement surface, aligning the honeycomb core with the detail mold by abuttingly engaging a first surface of the honeycomb core with the core engagement surface wherein a base segment of the honeycomb core is aligned with the detail cavity, to injecting a RIM foam to fill the detail cavity and the honeycomb cells of the base segment, and curing the injected RIM foam to form the modified honeycomb core that includes a densified base segment and a detail mandrel integral with the densified base segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: William V. Forster, Patrick L. Riley