Patents by Inventor Raymond F. Cracauer

Raymond F. Cracauer 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: 20090041634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid synthesizers and methods of using and modifying nucleic acid synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis, as well as methods of modifying pre-existing synthesizers to improve efficiency, reliability, and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Witold A. Ziarno
  • Publication number: 20090029869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surface modifications and linker attachments. For example, the present invention provides surface modification and linker chemistry that facilitates manufacture and use of microarrays, including nucleic acid and protein microarrays. The present invention also relates to array spotting through non-aqueous liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies
    Inventors: Zbigniev Skrzypcznski, Raymond F. Cracauer, Jeff G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20080261220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel methods of producing oligonucleotides. In particular, the present invention provides an efficient, safe, and automated process for the production of large quantities of oligonucleotides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Craig Luedtke
  • Patent number: 7435390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid synthesizers and methods of using and modifying nucleic acid synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis, as well as methods of modifying pre-existing synthesizers to improve efficiency, reliability, and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Witold A. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 6932943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid synthesizers and methods of using and modifying nucleic acid synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis, as well as methods of modifying pre-existing synthesizers to improve efficiency, reliability, and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Ned D. Reimer, Rocky Ganske
  • Publication number: 20040073017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surface modifications and linker attachments. For example, the present invention provides surface modification and linker chemistry that facilitates manufacture and use of microarrays, including nucleic acid and protein microarrays. The present invention also relates to array spotting through non-aqueous liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Zbigniev Skrzypcznski, Raymond F. Cracauer
  • Publication number: 20030124526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer synthesizers and methods of using polymer synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis. The present invention also relates to synthesizer arrays for efficient, safe, and automated processes for the production of large quantities of polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Ned D. Reimer
  • Publication number: 20030113236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer synthesizers and methods of using polymer synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis. The present invention also relates to synthesizer arrays for efficient, safe, and automated processes for the production of large quantities of polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Ned D. Reimer
  • Publication number: 20030113237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer synthesizers and methods of using polymer synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis. The present invention also relates to synthesizer arrays for efficient, safe, and automated processes for the production of large quantities of polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Ned D. Reimer
  • Publication number: 20030072689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer synthesizers and methods of using polymer synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis. The present invention also relates to synthesizer arrays for efficient, safe, and automated processes for the production of large quantities of polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Ned D. Reimer
  • Publication number: 20020156255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid synthesizers and methods of using and modifying nucleic acid synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis, as well as methods of modifying pre-existing synthesizers to improve efficiency, reliability, and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond F. Cracauer
  • Publication number: 20020142454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid synthesizers and methods of using and modifying nucleic acid synthesizers. For example, the present invention provides highly efficient, reliable, and safe synthesizers that find use, for example, in high throughput and automated nucleic acid synthesis, as well as methods of modifying pre-existing synthesizers to improve efficiency, reliability, and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Witold A. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 6039714
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved ostomy fluid tube and method for its use comprising a collapsible retention bolster for securing the tube to the inner stomach wall and fascia. The retention means comprise several resilient leaf or petal-shaped flanges circumferentially arranged about the feeding tube at a distal point thereon. The otherwise flat, circumferentially arranged flanges possess notches or grooves which facilitate collapse or folding of the retention means for easier removal through an ostomy or other internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Novartis Nutrition AG
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Lester D. Michels
  • Patent number: 5725831
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing a liquid biological sample and for performing a biological process thereon comprises a sample area for receiving the sample, at least one reaction area in fluid communication with the sample area, a pneumatic area in pneumatic communication with the reaction area and the sample area, and a pneumatic port in the pneumatic area for connection of the apparatus to a pneumatic aspiration/dispensing pipette. The pneumatic aspiration/dispensing pipette provides for controlled flow of the liquid biological sample between the sample area and the reaction area. To reduce evaporative loss of the sample from the apparatus, a sample tower is provided in fluid communication with the sample area. A similar tower may be provided at the pneumatic port to reduce evaporative loss through the pneumatic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Allen S. Reichler, Peter A. Bourdelle, Raymond F. Cracauer
  • Patent number: 5676314
    Abstract: A sprayer includes a tank having a pump for pressurizing the liquid contents of the pump. The sprayer has a hose extending from the tank for receiving liquid directly from the pump, a spray control valve and discharge nozzle for directing the spray. One or more parts from the pump inlet to the discharge nozzle are adapted to fail after a certain period of time with reuse of the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard Brass, Raymond F. Cracauer, Roland Beihl, Robert C. Hudson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5649664
    Abstract: A sprayer includes a tank for liquid, a pump for pressurizing the liquid, a hose for the liquid under pressure and a manually activated spray control valve coupled with the hose and upon digitally sliding a valve body a valve plug is adapted to engage a valve seat to close the valve and disengage the valve seat to open the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: H.D.Hudson Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard Brass, Raymond F. Cracauer, Roland Beihl, Robert C. Hudson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5628753
    Abstract: A gastrostomy feeding tube removal device is comprised of a hollow cylindrical body, a conical head formed at one end and preferably a cap or top at the other to assist in grasping the tool during use. A sheath covers the remaining body portion and is slideably moveable thereon. In use, the gastrostomy tube is pulled through the device which enters the stomach through an ostomy of the patient. Upon contacting the retention bolster means proximate the inner stomach lining, the plastic sheath is pressed forward against the extended members of the retention means thereby collapsing them and withdrawing them into the sheath. The device is then withdrawn from the patient's body simultaneously removing the tube as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Sandoz Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Cracauer, Lester D. Michels
  • Patent number: 5609272
    Abstract: A one time use non reusable sprayer includes a tank having a pump for pressurizing the liquid contents. A connection of the pump to the tank, if severed will result in destruction of the tank and pump to prevent reuse of the sprayer. The sprayer has a hose extending from the tank, a spray control valve and discharge nozzle for directing the spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: H. D. Hudson Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard Brass, Raymond F. Cracauer, Roland Beihl, Robert C. Hudson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4776843
    Abstract: Improvements and accessories for a septum closed T-shaped blood access device adapted for implantation into a patient. The implantable device has a stem portion extending above the skin of the patient and defining a septum closed opening into the device. The improvements include an improved septum having a groove in the side thereof encircling the septum and an elastomeric ring carried within the side groove, an improved needle assembly which provides access to the circulatory system through the septum, and a flexible cap for sealing the stem of the implantable device from the outside atmosphere which may be fitted in place or removed without the necessity of specialized tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Minntech Corporation
    Inventors: Felix J. Martinez, Louis C. Cosentino, Bruce P. Amiot, Raymond F. Cracauer, Larry E. Fuller
  • Patent number: D369111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: H. D. Hudson Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard Brass, Raymond F. Cracauer, Roland D. Beihl, Robert C. Hudson, Jr.