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US20110021370 SALIVARY PROTEIN BIOMARKERS FOR HUMAN ORAL CANCER  
The present invention relates to the identification of novel oral cancer and periodontal disease biomarkers. Further, the present invention provides novel methods of diagnosing and for providing a...
US20150097113 Modulation of Instrument Resolution Dependant upon the Complexity of a Previous Scan  
Systems and methods are used to analyze a sample using variable detection scan resolutions. A tandem mass spectrometer is instructed to perform at least two scans of a sample with different...
US20130140452 MEANS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING PANCREATIC CANCER IN A SUBJECT  
The present invention relates to the field of diagnostic methods. Specifically, the present invention contemplates a method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer in a subject, a method for identifying...
US20130233053 Torque Limited Fitting  
A torque limited fitting is provided having a head and a body, which in certain embodiments may be assembled by an operator. The body of the torque limited fitting has a passageway therethrough...
US20110183345 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE  
The present invention relates generally to the identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae, such as antibiotic resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, and provides methods, compositions, kits and...
US20120298852 SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY  
A mass spectrometry system is mounted with (1) an action planning module for determining a measurement schedule provided by a combination of an MS analysis and an MSn analysis (where n≧2)...
US20110166040 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF STRAINS OF E. COLI O157:H7  
The present invention relates generally to strain typing of Escherichia coli O157:H7, and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example, with molecular...
US20150076338 MASS SPECTROMETER, CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHODS OF OPERATING AND ASSEMBLING A MASS SPECTROMETER  
A mass spectrometer and methods for controlling a mass spectrometer are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the mass spectrometer includes a plurality of discrete functional modules, each...
US20120164671 METHODS FOR MONITORING IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT DRUG LEVELS, RENAL FUNCTION, AND HEPATIC FUNCTION USING SMALL VOLUME SAMPLES  
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a immunosuppressant drug level and renal function, hepatic function, or a combination thereof in a patient, comprising obtaining a small volume...
US20120286152 ION SOURCE WITH SURFACE COATING  
A mass spectrometer includes an Electron Impact (“EI”) or a Chemical Ionisation (“CI”) ion source, and the ion source includes a first coating or surface. The first coating or surface is formed of...
US20120080590 METHODS OF DETERMINING PLANT ZYGOSITY USING MASS SPECTROMETRY  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for identifying seeds that are homozygous for an allele of interest and/or for identifying seeds that are likely to produce plants possessing a...
US20120011918 NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING THE SEVERITY OF HEART FAILURE, USE OF A BIOMARKER FOR DIAGNOSING DECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE, COLLECTOR DEVICE FOR THE HEART FAILURE BIOMARKER FROM EXHALED BREATH AND A DIAGNOSIS KIT  
The invention application presents a fast, efficient, reproductive alternative of a non-invasive method for diagnosing the severity of heart failure based on a specific biomarker. An additional...
US20150129762 REDUCING INTERFERENCES IN ISOBARIC TAG-BASED QUANTIFICATION  
Methods and systems for performing mass spectrometry of analytes labeled with isobaric tags are provided herein. In accordance with various aspects of the applicants' teachings, the methods and...
US20110183344 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE  
The present invention relates generally to identification of strains of Clostridium difficile and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example, with...
US20150241452 METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY  
The invention relates to a method for the diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic monitoring of muscular dystrophy, by detecting titin or one or more fragments of titin in a bodily fluid of a patient.
US20130075601 WIND ION NEUTRAL COMPOSITION APPARATUS  
Embodiments of the present invention pertain to an apparatus that provides four simultaneous ion and neutral measurements as a function of altitude with variable sensitivity for neutral...
US20130126722 Means and Methods for Metabolic Differentiation of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis From Liver Disease  
The present invention relates to the field of diagnostic methods. Specifically, the present invention contemplates a method for diagnosing a liver disease in a subject and a method of...
US20100301197 MONITORING SYSTEM  
A system and method for monitoring user exposure to toxic compounds are described. Compounds monitored are preferable volatile organic compounds including benzene, toluene, or xylene. An adsorbent...
US20130284915 MASS SPECTROMETRY METHOD, MASS SPECTROMETER, AND MASS SPECTROMETRY SYSTEM  
A mass spectrometry method of the present invention is a method for conducting mass spectrometry in such a manner that an ion that is produced from a sample is introduced into a mass spectrometer...
US20130344111 Mass-Spectral Method for Selection, and De-Selection, of Cancer Patients for Treatment with Immune Response Generating Therapies  
A method and system for predicting in advance of treatment whether a cancer patient is likely, or not likely, to obtain benefit from administration of a yeast-based immune response generating...
US20110183346 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF NEISSERIA, CHLAMYDIA, AND/OR CHLAMYDOPHILA BACTERIA  
The present invention relates generally to the detection and identification of Neisseria, Chlamydia, and/or Chlamydophila bacterial bioagents, and provides methods, compositions and kits useful...
US20110034419 Cardioprotective Drugs and Diagnostics for Assessing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease  
Disclosed are methods of diagnosing cardiovascular disease comprising measuring sphingolipids. Also disclosed are methods of predicting cardiovascular disease comprising measuring sphingolipids....
US20130087701 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING NOISE FROM MASS SPECTRA  
A plurality of scans of a sample are performed, producing a plurality of mass spectra. Neighboring mass spectra of the plurality of mass spectra are combined into a collection of mass spectra...
US20100327158 Vibrating Probe  
A measuring system comprising: a MIMS probe 1 comprising a membrane inlet 3, a mass spectrometer 2 coupled to the probe, and a vibrator controllable 7 to vibrate the probe 1 to disturb a boundary...
US20120015349 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF PAPILLOMAVIRUS  
The present invention relates generally to identification of HPV, and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example, with molecular mass or base...
US20110200985 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF HERPESVIRUSES  
The present invention relates generally to identification of herpesviruses and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example, with molecular mass or...
US20110143358 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS  
The present invention relates generally to the field of genetic identification and quantification of tick borne pathogens and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when...
US20100308217 Method and system for internal chemical ionization with water in ion mass spectrometry  
Method and system that allows the use of water as reactant gas for internal chemical ionization in mass spectrometry. The system provides a stable water vapor pressure in the ion trap by...
US20110180700 WIND AND TEMPERATURE SPECTROMETER WITH CROSSED SMALL-DEFLECTION ENERGY ANALYZER  
A wind and temperature spectrometer (WTS) may detect the angular and energy distributions of neutral atoms/molecules and ions in two mutually perpendicular planes. The measured energy distribution...
US20120015360 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BABESIA BIOAGENTS  
The present invention relates generally to the detection and identification of Babesia bioagents, and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example,...
US20150108341 MASS SPECTROMETER AND MASS SPECTROMETRY  
A portable mass spectrometer that is carried to a sampling site to conduct analysis incorporates measures against erroneous operation. To prevent erroneous operation, when a measurement sample...
US20120091332 Charged Particle Analysers and Methods of Separating Charged Particles  
A method of separating charged particles using an analyser is provided, the method comprising: causing a beam of charged particles to fly through the analyser and undergo within the analyser at...
US20140312220 METHOD FOR MASS ANALYSIS  
A method and system for analyzing a sample for an iterative information dependent acquisition cycle is disclosed, the method comprising performing an initial survey mass spectrum to generate a...
US20130068945 METHOD FOR DETERMINING STAGE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, DEVICE THEREFOR AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
This invention provides a method or device for determining the stage of chronic kidney disease. The present invention relates to a method for determining a stage of chronic kidney disease in a...
US20140309140 METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE  
The present invention is related to a method for diagnosing Niemann-Pick disease in a subject comprising a step a), wherein the step a) comprises detecting a biomarker in a sample from the subject.
US20140117224 Removal of Ions from Survey Scans Using Variable Window Band-Pass Filtering to Improve Intrascan Dynamic Range  
Systems and methods are used to band-pass filter ions from a mass range. A full spectrum is received for a full scan of a mass range using a tandem mass spectrometer. A mass selection window of...
US20110177515 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF FRANCISELLA  
The present invention provides oligonucleotide primers, compositions, and kits containing the same for rapid identification of bacteria which are members of the Francisella genus by amplification...
US20150102216 Classification Generation Method Using Combination of Mini-Classifiers with Regularization and Uses Thereof  
A method for classifier generation includes a step of obtaining data for classification of a multitude of samples, the data for each of the samples consisting of a multitude of physical...
US20100324831 Dating Art Objects  
In a method of dating paintings in particular from the last two hundred years isotopes of a selected element are detected which are found in living plants and used for making binding agents of...
US20110172925 Secondary Structure Defining Database And Methods For Determining Identity And Geographic Origin Of An Unknown Bioagent Thereby  
The present invention relates generally to the field of investigational bioinformatics and more particularly to secondary structure defining databases. The present invention further relates to...
US20140242624 INTACT MASS DETERMINATION OF PROTEIN CONJUGATED AGENT COMPOUNDS  
The present invention provides methods and systems for the rapid determination of the intact mass of non-covalently associated antibody heavy chains (HC) and light chains (LC) which result from...
US20110294158 Rapid Detection of Bacteria Using Mass Spectrometric Analysis  
Methods for the detection or diagnosis of a bacterial infection or colonisation utilising mass spectrometric analysis are provided. The methods involve short-term enrichment of samples followed by...
US20140217276 Sequential Low/High-Resolution Library Search  
Provided herein are systems and method for using unit mass library searches for sample identification in accurate mass spectrometry. In general, the systems and methods described herein: (a)...
US20130306852 MICROCHANNEL PLATE  
The present invention relates to a low-resistance MCP with an expanded dynamic range and excellent environment resistance, in comparison with the conventional technology. The MCP has a double...
US20110065199 Atherosclerosis marker and use thereof  
Since atherosclerosis induces cerebral infarction and myocardial infarction, a method for diagnosing or predicting atherosclerosis with the use of, as indicators, markers (factors) that allow...
US20110189687 COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BACTERIAL GENUS MYCOPLASMA  
The present invention relates generally to identification of members of the bacterial class Mollicutes or the bacterial genus Mycoplasma and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this...
US20130313422 MICROCHANNEL PLATE  
The present invention relates to a low-resistance MCP with an expanded dynamic range and excellent environment resistance, in comparison with the conventional technology. The MCP has a double...
US20150262802 Mass Spectrometer  
A method of switching between two modes of power supply to a mass analyser is provided. In a first mode of operation, operated for a first predefined time duration, a first power supply, coupled...
US20110101218 Mass Spectrometer  
A method of switching between two modes of power supply to a mass analyser is provided. In a first mode of operation, operated for a first predefined time duration, a first power supply, coupled...
US20120168621 MASS SPECTROMETER SYSTEM  
The invention provides a mass spectrometer system (10) comprising a mass spectrometer (12) comprising a plurality of mass spectrometer stages (16, 18, 20, 44) in fluid communication from a low...