Patents by Inventor Rohini Rao

Rohini Rao 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: 20220212190
    Abstract: The technology described herein generally relates to microfluidic cartridges. The technology more particularly relates to a compressible pad applied to a microfluidic cartridge, wherein the microfluidic cartridge is configured to amplify nucleotides of interest, particularly from several biological samples in parallel, within microfluidic channels in the cartridge and permit detection of those nucleotides. Compressible pads of the present technology can be implemented in microfluidic cartridges having enhanced reaction chamber volumes, resulting in improved thermal uniformity and amplification efficiency in the cartridge. Assays using microfluidic cartridges of the present technology advantageously exhibit improved limit of detection (LOD) and improved limit of quantification (LOQ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Rohini Rao, Joshua Keller, Song Chong, Thomas Dawidczyk, Karen L. Lenz, Joel Daniel Krayer, Edward Carrese
  • Publication number: 20210299672
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding sample tubes for sample preparation is provided. The apparatus includes a sample tube holder with an opening to accept a sample tube. The apparatus includes a hinge assembly with a hinge plate and a hinge support, wherein the hinge plate is movable relative to the hinge support. In one example, the hinge plate pivots in two rotation directions and slides in two translational directions relative to the hinge support. The hinge plate limits vertical movement of the sample tube within the sample tube holder. In one aspect, a method includes inserting a sample tube into an opening of a sample tube holder and pivoting and sliding a hinge plate relative to a hinge support, wherein the hinge plate limits vertical movement of the sample tube within the sample tube holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Justin Lohan, Alexandre Daviet, Rohini Rao, Sharon Leitch, Ammon David Lentz, Stephen LaChance
  • Publication number: 20210180043
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a fixed magnet assembly that can be implemented into automated platforms for performing polynucleotide extraction from biological samples and preparing the polynucleotides into an amplification-ready form. The fixed magnet assembly can be used to provide magnetic energy to a container containing magnetic particles and a reaction mixture of polynucleotides, in order to bring about a separation of the magnetic particles from the reaction mixture. This can prevent or reduce magnetic particle carryover in the prepared amplification-ready sample, thereby improving amplification results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Carrese, Alexandre Daviet, Rohini Rao, Alyssa Shedlosky, Ben Hopwood, Dwight Livingston
  • Publication number: 20180301218
    Abstract: A decision support tool to assist decision-making in the field of temporary staffing for any type of short term specialist hiring where time and skill match are of the essence. The system includes networked, standalone, programmed devices that contain several integrated components. One component is a data storage subsystem that stores information about an employer and a candidate. A data entry subsystem component allows input of hiring requirements of the employer and of credentials of the candidate. A data analytics component compares the hiring requirements with the credentials and produces a match. A workflow management component manages a professional engagement resulting from the produced match. The data analytics component that produces the match and the workflow management component that manages the professional engagement are integrated in a networked computerized system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: Rohini Rao BOCHATON
  • Patent number: 9020600
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and kits comprising a magnetic system for automation of blinking, or to provide temporary or permanent assistance with opening or closure of the eyelids to treat disorders of the eyelids, including lagophthalmos and ptosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: David Lipson, Gary J. Lelli, Jr., Mark Rosenblatt, Rohini Rao, Nadee Nissanka
  • Publication number: 20130274541
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and kits comprising a magnetic system for automation of blinking, or to provide temporary or permanent assistance with opening or closure of the eyelids to treat disorders of the eyelids, including lagophthalmos and ptosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Lipson, Gary J. Lelli, JR., Mark Rosenblatt, Rohini Rao, Nadee Nissanka