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9039973 Hybrid digital and channel microfluidic devices and methods of use thereof  
The present invention provides a hybrid digital and channel microfluidic device in the form of an integrated structure in which a droplet may be transported by a digital microfluidic array and...
9005545 Method for detecting biomolecules electrically and biochip therefor  
The present invention relates to a method for detecting the presence and/or the reaction of a biomolecule by monitoring changes of electrical property accurately according to the biological,...
8989859 Systems and methods for neuromodulation for treatment of pain and other disorders associated with nerve conduction  
Methods and apparatus are provided, for selective destruction or temporary disruption of nerves and/or conduction pathways in a mammalian body for the treatment of pain and other disorders....
8986449 Device and a method for promoting crystallisation  
The invention relates to a microfluidic device for promoting crystallization of target molecules, such as proteins. The device comprises a solid structure with a top face and an opposite bottom...
8968660 Chemical analyzer  
A chemical analyzer analyzes a sample for a target chemical. The sample and reagent are added to a measurement cell until a detectable change is observed. A reference compound, which does not take...
8968661 Sample analyzer and computer program product  
A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic...
8962258 Apparatus and method for multiple immunoassays on a chip  
Provided are a multiple immunoassay apparatus on a chip in which a structure comprising multiple microfluidic channels is associated with a tissue sample, which allows immunohistochemical...
8951805 System for managing inventory of bulk liquids  
A system for managing bulk liquids for an automated clinical analyzer. The system comprises (a) at least one local reservoir for storing a bulk liquid for impending use, (b) at least one container...
8936755 Bodily fluid composition analyzer with disposable cassette  
Disclosed is an apparatus for analyzing the composition of bodily fluid. The apparatus can include a fluid handling network including a patient end configured to maintain fluid communication with...
8926902 Aliquoting apparatus for biological material containers  
An automatic apparatus is described, which is suitable for the withdrawal of portions of biological material from a parent test tube (1), mobile in a conveyor (6) of a test tube transport plant by...
8894930 Specimen processing device and specimen processing method  
A specimen processing device is disclosed that comprises: a processing unit configured to aspirate a specimen from a specimen container accommodating the specimen, and to process the aspirated...
8883513 Droplet-based particle sorting  
The present invention relates to droplet-based particle sorting. According to one embodiment, a droplet microactuator is provided and includes: (a) a suspension of particles; and (b) electrodes...
8871496 Methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for detection of an active enzymatic agent  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for the detection of an active target agent in a fluid sample. A substrate molecule is used that contains a...
8865075 Multi-task immunoaffinity device secured to a peripheral box and integrated to a capillary electrophoresis apparatus  
The present invention relates to an immunoaffinity device for capturing one or more analytes present at high or low concentrations in simple or complex matrices. The device is designed as a...
8845965 Sensor  
The present application relates to a sensor (1) for use in detecting an analyte comprising: a transducer (10) composed of a pyroelectric or piezoelectric polymer substrate e.g. PVDF (3) and a...
8828335 Microfluidic bubble logic devices  
Fluid-based no-moving part logic devices are constructed from complex sequences of micro- and nanofluidic channels, on-demand bubble/droplet modulators and generators for programming the devices,...
8831783 Biochemical processing apparatus  
A biochemical processing apparatus is provided having a stage receiving a biochemical reaction cartridge which includes chambers and flow paths communicating therebetween, a moving system for...
8815070 Microelectrode array architecture  
Disclosed herein is a device A device of the microelectrode array architecture, comprising: (a) a bottom plate comprising an array of multiple microelectrodes disposed on a top surface of a...
8808625 Dispensing apparatus and a dispensing method  
In a dispensing apparatus for dispensing a liquid, such as a sample solution, on a substrate, such as a glass slide, the dispensing apparatus includes a capillary provided with a distal end and a...
8808624 Blood analyzer, blood analysis method and hemolytic agent  
This blood analyzer includes a sample preparation portion preparing a measurement sample free from a labeling substance from a blood sample and a hemolytic agent free from a labeling substance, a...
8802028 Disk-based fluid sample collection device  
A fluid sample collection device for a disk-based fluid separation system is disclosed. The disk-based separation system includes a compact microfluidic disk with at least one flow channel pattern...
8802029 Structures for controlling light interaction with microfluidic devices  
Systems and methods for improved measurement of absorbance/transmission through fluidic systems are described. Specifically, in one set of embodiments, optical elements are fabricated on one side...
8771611 System and methods of log-scale concentration gradients  
Devices and methods use an integrated microfluidic system that has the capability of realizing a wide range of accurate dilutions in a logarithmic way through semi-direct dilution of samples...
8753894 Integrated membrane sensor  
An integrated microelectronic sensor is provided in a disposable flow membrane sensing device. The integrated sensors detect electromagnetic effect labels in flow detection zones above the sensor...
8748165 Methods for generating short tandem repeat (STR) profiles  
This invention provides a method for generating short tandem repeat (STR) profiles on each of a plurality of samples comprising, for each sample: a) isolating DNA from the sample; b) amplifying...
8721966 Chemical analyzer, method for dispensing and dilution cup  
A method for dispensing a sample solution and a reagent into a container in a chemical analyzer includes a first step of dispensing a reagent into a container, a second step of dispensing a sample...
8715574 System for managing inventory of bulk liquids  
A system for managing bulk liquids for an automated clinical analyzer. The system comprises (a) at least one local reservoir for storing a bulk liquid for impending use, (b) at least one container...
8715592 System-in-package platform for electronic-microfluidic devices  
An integrated electronic-micro fluidic device an integrated electronic-micro fluidic device, comprising a semiconductor substrate on a first support, an electronic circuit on a first...
8715573 Fluidic system for a flow cytometer with temporal processing  
The fluidic system 10 of the preferred embodiment includes a sheath pump 12 to pump sheath fluid 14 from a sheath container 16 through a sample port 34 into an interrogation zone 18 and a waste...
8707545 Single layer PCB microfluidics  
A printed circuit board structure is coated with an encapsulant within which microfluidic channels have been formed. The microfluidic channels are formed by soldering fluidic connections to metal...
8703069 Moving microdroplets in a microfluidic device  
This disclosure provides systems, methods, and devices for processing samples on a microfluidic device. One method includes moving a sample from an upstream channel of a microfluidic device into a...
8685751 Method for continuously regulating fluid pressure  
A method of continuously regulating fluid pressure of a first fluid in a fluid flow path by continuously adjusting at least one fluid flow characteristic of a second fluid flow which is engaged...
8685325 Field-programmable lab-on-a-chip based on microelectrode array architecture  
The system relates to filed-programmable lab-on-chip (FPLOC) microfluidic operations, fabrications, and programming based on Microelectrode Array Architecture are disclosed herein. The FPLOC...
8673240 Microfluidic devices and methods  
Disclosed herein are devices and methods useful for the detection and analysis of various analytes. The analyte detection device of this invention has the general structure of a substrate and a...
8676309 Systems and methods for neuromodulation for treatment of pain and other disorders associated with nerve conduction  
Methods and apparatus are provided for selective destruction or temporary disruption of nerves and/or conduction pathways in a mammalian body for the treatment of pain and other disorders....
8663559 Sample analyzer, sample analyzing method, and computer program product  
A sample analyzer that includes a sample preparing section operative to aspirate a sample from a sample container and a measuring section operative to prepare a plurality of measurement samples...
8651138 Tubular array for fluidic focusing with integrated optical access region  
An apparatus for creating sheathed flow includes an inlet section comprising an array of tubes including at least one sheath inlet port and a sample inlet port, a flow focusing section downstream...
8632734 High throughput thermally tempered microreactor devices and methods  
A microreaction device or system (4) includes at least one thermal control fluidic passage (C,E) and a principal working fluidic passage (A) with average cross-sectional area in the range of 0.25...
8613889 Droplet-based washing  
The present invention relates to droplet-based washing. According to one embodiment, a method of providing a droplet in contact with a surface with a reduced concentration of a substance is...
8613890 Microparticle sorting apparatus, flow cytometer using the same and microparticle sorting method  
Disclosed herein is a microparticle sorting apparatus, including: a discharge direction confirming section configured to confirm a discharge direction of a discharged liquid discharged from a...
8603412 Microchannel structure, and methods for producing emulsion and solid spherical particles  
A microchannel structure is provided wherein supplied fluids are prevented from transuding via a lamination interface into channels for a mixture or reaction product. A method is further provided...
8603414 Micro-chemical analysis device, microchemical measuring method, and sample collecting tool  
A micro-cassette 1 stores a sample, a reagent, and an additive, and comprises a sensor measures the component of measurement item. Analysis device 2 comprises liquid control unit controls each...
8603396 Cell analysis apparatus and methods  
Particular embodiments of the inventive technology relate to ‘off-axis detector’ technology that employs a third detector 23 exhibiting a flow orthogonal axis 43 as defined by its EMR collection...
8597573 Continuously regulated precision pressure fluid delivery system  
A fluid flow characteristic regulator (58) which provides a variable volume flow path in which a fluid flow can be continuously adjusted by a control fluid (57) to regulate at least one fluid flow...
8591813 Reaction cartridge, reaction apparatus and method of moving solution in reaction cartridge  
A reaction cartridge comprises a first liquid reservoir having a first aperture exposed to the atmosphere and a second aperture, a first flow channel connected to the first liquid reservoir, a...
8574513 Single-layer PCB microfluidics  
A printed circuit board structure is coated with an encapsulant within which microfluidic channels have been formed. The microfluidic channels are formed by soldering fluidic connections to metal...
8562918 Universal sample preparation system and use in an integrated analysis system  
The invention provides a system that can process a raw biological sample, perform a biochemical reaction and provide an analysis readout. For example, the system can extract DNA from a swab,...
8563320 Optical cell  
A use composition monitor determines the concentration of peracid and/or peroxide in a use composition using a kinetic assay procedure. A sample mixture containing a sample of the use composition,...
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Microparticle sorting apparatus, flow cytometer using the same and microparticle sorting method
 
Disclosed herein is a microparticle sorting apparatus, including: a discharge direction confirming section configured to confirm a discharge direction of a discharged liquid discharged from a...
8541238 Apparatus and methods for performing real time PCR in array tape  
A carrier tape (20) wound on and extending between first and second spools (40) rotatably mounted to a read head (12) is submerged with a detector (44) mounted on a guide mechanism (42) into a...