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8221605 Apparatus for manipulating droplets  
An apparatus for manipulating droplets is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a substrate having electrodes and adjacent reference elements configured for manipulating a droplet on...
8221604 Method for controlling substance transfer  
Transfer of fluid substances, and/or substances comprised in fluid substances, is controlled by introducing a separation medium, which prevents transfer of the fluid substances, and/or the...
8211991 Thermo-gelling matrices and related methods for microchannel DNA sequencing  
Polymeric compounds and related methods and apparatus, as can be used in a wide range of RNA and DNA separations.
8202486 Pinching channels for fractionation of fragmented samples  
The invention provides a device, system, and method for isolating one or more sample components of a sample material following separation of the sample material into a plurality of sample...
8197656 Device for separating micro particles and a method for fabricating the device  
A device for separating micro particles is provided. The separating device comprises a sample inlet into which a sample containing micro particles is injected; fluid inlets into which fluid is...
8197657 Liquid transport using electrowetting supported by effective arrangement of electrodes  
An arrangement of electrodes is provided in which there is a plurality of electrodes located in two planes and offset from one another in the direction of movement, and which within each plane are...
8192604 Electrokinetic pump having capacitive electrodes  
An electrokinetic pump achieves high and low flow rates without producing significant gaseous byproducts and without significant evolution of the pump fluid. A first feature of the pump is that the...
8182746 Electrophoresis process using a valve system  
An electrophoresis apparatus is generally disclosed for sequentially analyzing a single sample or multiple samples having one or more analytes in high or low concentrations. The apparatus comprises...
8173001 Method and apparatus for analysis and sorting of polynucleotides based on size  
The invention relates to a microfabricated device and methods of using the device for analyzing and sorting polynucleotide molecules by size.
8173417 Ruggedized apparatus for analysis of nucleic acid and proteins  
The invention provides methods and systems for ruggedizing a nucleic acid analyzing apparatus. The ruggedized apparatus can be used reliably and effectively in uncontrolled environments, such as,...
8173000 Active matrix device and method of driving the same  
An active matrix electrowetting on dielectric (AM-EWOD) device which includes a plurality of array elements configured to manipulate one or more droplets of fluid on an array, each of the array...
8173080 Flow cells and manifolds having an electroosmotic pump  
A flows cell for use in a microfluidic detection system is provided. The flow cell includes a flows cell body having a channel that is configured to convey a solution through the flows cell body....
8173365 Method for inhibiting signal transduction, signal transduction inhibitor to be used therein and use thereof  
An object of the present invention is to provide a method for inhibiting activation of signaling pathway mediated by erbB1 or erbB2 in human cell and a signaling inhibitor to be used therefor. The...
8163150 Electrowetting dispensing devices and related methods  
A method for dispensing liquid for use in biological analysis may comprise positioning liquid to be dispensed via electrowetting. The positioning may comprise aligning the liquid with a plurality...
8159815 Electrochemical capacitor  
Disclosed is an electrochemical capacitor comprising a positive electrode exhibiting an irreversible capacity for extending the potential range during a charge/discharge cycle, a negative electrode...
8142630 Electrophoresis devices and methods for focusing charged analytes  
Devices are provided for separating and focusing charged analytes, comprising a separation chamber and two or more electrodes, for example, an electrode array. A membrane separates the separation...
8143067 Hydrophilic, high protein binding, low fluorescence, western blotting membrane  
Hydrophilic membrane particularly suited for blotting applications, preferably Western blotting. A pre-wet hydrophobic membrane substrate, preferably made of PVDF, is contacted with a monomer...
8137523 Apparatus for and method of separating polarizable analyte using dielectrophoresis  
An apparatus separating a polarizable analyte using dielectrophoresis includes a vessel including a membrane having a plurality of nano- to micro-sized pores, the membrane disposed inside the...
8128797 Microfluidic system and corresponding operating method  
The invention relates to an operating method for a microfluidic system, including the following steps: feeding of a carrier flow with particles (5) of a first particle type suspended therein into...
8129624 Pressure sensor  
A pressure sensor includes a sense element port, a support ring and a plurality of interference fit slits to provide a flexible interference fit between the sense element port and the support ring...
8124026 Lateral flow diagnostic devices with instrument controlled fluidics  
Devices with lateral flow elements and integral fluidics are disclosed. The integral fluidics consist of injector pumps comprised of fluidic elements under instrument control. The fluidic element...
8118986 Determination of the hydrodynamic radii of the constituents of an admixture by means of analysis of a taylor dispersion carried out following a separation by means of capillary electrophoresis  
A method for determining the hydrodynamic radius for the constituents of an admixture, includes: (A) by separating capillary electrophoresis, the constituents of the admixture, leaving them within...
8114349 Bio-analysis cartridge tracking and protection mechanism  
A reusable bio-analysis cartridge that includes a built-in mechanism to track various parameters and usage data. The tracking mechanism includes a non-volatile rewritable memory “smart-key” tha...
8110083 Arbitrary and simultaneous control of multiple objects in micro-fluidic systems  
In a microfluidic device, respective motion of a plurality of objects along corresponding trajectories is achieved by determining a force field, such as an underlying fluid flow which, when applied...
8105477 System and method for electrochemical detection of biological compounds  
The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for detecting a target polynucleotide. An electrode comprising an electrode surface is provided. The electrode surface includes at least...
8105478 Method for measuring the concentration or change in concentration of a redox-active substance and corresponding device  
In order to follow the change in concentration of a redox-active substance, potential suitable for a reducing process or oxidation process are applied to the working electrode of a measuring...
8088265 Cell separation  
A process for separating a cell type from a mixture of cell types by electrophoresis comprising providing a sample containing a mixture of cell types to a sample chamber of membrane-based...
8080144 Gradient elution electrophoresis  
A method for performing electrophoretic separation of ionic compounds which involves varying a bulk fluid flow though a separation path into which ionic species are continuously introduced and...
8075754 Electrowetting pumping device and use for measuring electrical activity  
The invention relates to a method for pumping through an orifice (30, 31) of a first substrate (1), a first volume of liquid (2) in contact with a first hydrophobic surface of said substrate,...
8070928 Nanofabricated structures for electric field-assisted nucleic acid extraction  
Embodiments of the invention provide devices and methods for extracting nucleic acid molecules from solution using electric fields. The structures and methods of embodiments of the invention are...
8070956 Method of separation of polymers  
A method of using electrokinetics for separating particles in a buffer solution is provided, where a chromatographic column is provided having a non-uniform internal longitudinal cross-section. At...
8061032 Fabrication of cooling and heat transfer systems by electroforming  
A process for fabricating a metallic component is disclosed. The process includes performing multiple electroforming steps on an object to form metallic layers. The process includes performing...
8062492 Method for analyzing protein  
A method for analyzing proteins with the use of electrophoresis is provided, which makes it possible to rapidly and conveniently analyze a great variety of proteins with high sensitivity. The...
8062903 Droplet compartmentalization for chemical separation and on-line sampling  
Methods and devices are provided for overcoming detrimental diffusive effects in a sample liquid stream by forming segmented liquid bodies (e.g., droplets) from a sample liquid stream in an...
8057191 Electrokinetic micropump having ion-exchange membranes  
The invention is directed to the elimination of changes of the chemical composition of a pumped liquid caused by introduction of strange components or by modification of original components....
8057680 Cartridge for electrohemodialysis  
The scope of the invention is to apply an electric current or to use a kind of iontophoresis system with the hemodialysis cartridge and system (the proposed method is also applicable to peritoneal...
8057655 Sub-micron object control arrangement and approach therefor  
Sub-micron objects are manipulated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, Brownian motion effects are mitigated to facilitate the analysis and/or manipulation of sub-micron...
8030092 Controlled electrophoresis method  
An electrophoresis apparatus is generally disclosed for sequentially analyzing a single sample or multiple samples having one or more analytes in high or low concentrations. The apparatus comprises...
8021530 Method for separation of chemical substances and/or particles, device and its use  
Electric fields are applied parallel to and/or vertical to the interfaces on adjacent microfluid lamellae made of nonmiscible media containing said biomolecules and bioparticles to which they have...
8007648 Integrated electrokinetic devices and methods of manufacture  
Devices with electrokinetic elements are disclosed as well as their method of microfabrication for use in micro-scale analysis, mixture separation and reaction. The devices consist of solid...
8007725 Electrophoresis apparatus having valve system  
An electrophoresis apparatus is generally disclosed for sequentially analyzing a single sample or multiple samples having one or more analytes in high or low concentrations. The apparatus comprises...
7998328 Method and apparatus for separating particles by dielectrophoresis  
Methods and apparatus for the micro-scale, dielectrophoretic separation of particles are provided. Fluid suspensions of particles are sorted and separated by dielectrophoretic separation chambers...
7995266 Particles for display media and information display panel  
Particles for display media are constructed as spherical resin fine particles, in which functional groups indicating positively-charging properties are existent on their surfaces, which are...
7982940 Particle for display medium and information display panel utilizing the same  
The present invention provides particles for display media constituting the display media used for an information display panel, in which the display media are sealed between two substrates, at...
7976779 Integrated LC-ESI on a chip  
A microfluidic system with on-chip pumping which can be used for liquid chromatography and also electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and which provides improved efficiency, better integration...
7959779 Macroscopically manipulable nanoscale devices made from nanotube assemblies  
This invention relates generally to cutting single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). In one embodiment, the present invention provides for preparations of homogeneous populations of short carbon...
7951959 Hydrophilic labels for biomolecules  
Compounds, compositions, and methods for optical, including fluorescence optical, determinations useful in labeling biomolecules such as protein and deoxyribonucleic acid for their detection and...
7940450 Electro-optic display apparatus  
An electro-optic display apparatus includes a first electrode, a second electrode, an electro-optic material, and an insulating layer. The second electrode faces the first electrode to form an...
7938945 Microfluidic device for electrochemically regulating pH of fluid and method of regulating pH of fluid using the microfluidic device  
A microfluidic device includes; an ion exchange membrane, an anode chamber one side of which contacts a surface of the ion exchange membrane, wherein the anode chamber further includes a...
RE42315 Nanostructured separation and analysis devices for biological membranes  
The present invention provides a nanostructured device comprising a substrate including nanotroughs therein; and a lipid bilayer suspended on or supported in the substrate. A separation method is...