Patents by Inventor Richard David Abbott

Richard David Abbott 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9802200
    Abstract: Tools and methods are provided for removing a plurality of tubes from a rack of tubes. Tube rack tools include a base and/or top piece for receiving the rack of tubes. The base has a support surface for engaging the closed bottom of the plurality of tubes. The support surface can be curved such that the rack of tubes can be rocked about the curves support surface to dislodge the plurality of tubes from the rack. The top piece can be configured to engage the rack such that pressure on the top piece in the direction of the support surface applies a pressure on the rack without applying the pressure to the tubes. The tubes are dislodged from the rack by application of the pressure. Elements of the tube rack tool are also configured for securing the tubes within the rack or caps to the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Logan M. Taylor, Richard David Abbott
  • Publication number: 20170001198
    Abstract: Tools and methods are provided for removing a plurality of tubes from a rack of tubes. Tube rack tools include a base and/or top piece for receiving the rack of tubes. The base has a support surface for engaging the closed bottom of the plurality of tubes. The support surface can be curved such that the rack of tubes can be rocked about the curves support surface to dislodge the plurality of tubes from the rack. The top piece can be configured to engage the rack such that pressure on the top piece in the direction of the support surface applies a pressure on the rack without applying the pressure to the tubes. The tubes are dislodged from the rack by application of the pressure. Elements of the tube rack tool are also configured for securing the tubes within the rack or caps to the tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Logan M. TAYLOR, Richard David ABBOTT
  • 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: 7785776
    Abstract: Methods for analyzing a target nucleic acid are provided. A fluorescent label attached to a nucleic acid is incorporated into at least one strand of the target nucleic acid and the methods include monitoring change in fluorescence emission resulting from dissociation of the labeled strand of the amplification product from its complementary strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignees: Idaho Technology, Inc., University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Carl T. Wittwer, Cameron Gundry, Richard David Abbott, Derek Allen David
  • Patent number: D791337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Logan M. Taylor, Richard David Abbott