|| List of recent Cassette-related patents
|Multiplexed microarray assembly and method for fabricating a multiplexed microarray|
Multiplexed microarrays, multiplexed microarray cassettes, and methods for fabricating multiplexed microarrays are disclosed. In some embodiments, the multiplexed microarrays include a substrate, a chamber layer, and at least one channel layer.
The present invention relates to methods for detecting for the presence of an agent that putatively causes or potentiates dna damage comprising subjecting a cell (containing a dna sequence encoding gaussia luciferase (gluc) reporter protein operatively linked to a human gadd45α gene promoter and a human gadd45α gene regulatory element arranged to activate expression of the dna sequence in response to dna damage) to an agent; and monitoring the expression of the gluc reporter protein from the cell. The invention also concerns expression cassettes, vectors and cells which may be used according to such a method and also modified media that may be employed in assays and in preferred embodiments of the method of the invention..
|Device for detecting and measuring the rotation of a peristaltic cassette|
The invention relates to a device for detecting and identifying a peristaltic cassette which is provided with a rotary mechanism comprising rollers connected to a spacer (1) and which is intended to be rotated by a drive system connected to the device. Said device comprises a sensor arranged such as to detect the passage of at least one distinctive element (2) disposed on the spacer, by counting the number of distinctive elements detected during one cassette rotation..
|Tool cassette for insertion in a cassette seat and tool having a cassette seat for a tool cassette of this type|
A tool has a tool carrier having a tool cassette with a main body, into which an insert seat for receiving the exchangeable cutting insert is recessed and which has a guide, extending along a direction of adjustment, for an adjusting element for adjusting the position of the main body in the cassette seat in the direction of adjustment. The main body has a first mating surface and at least one second mating surface, wherein the first mating surface extends transversely to the direction of adjustment and the second mating surface extends in the direction of adjustment, and the mating surfaces are configured for the precisely fitting contact against a corresponding first and second contact surface of the cassette seat..
|Cash cassette with electronic money seal|
The invention relates to a device (10, 30, 40, 50) for receiving notes of value, comprising a base body (12) and a lid (14) for closing an opening of the base body (12). Another aspect of the invention relates to a device (60) for displaying the opening of a lid (14) closing an opening of a base body (12) of a cash box (10, 30, 40, 50, 80).
|Device for filtration with a set of least one filter cassette|
The invention concerns a filtration device comprising a manifold providing fluid connection and mechanical connection comprising a clamping plate movably mounted relative to the manifold and adapted to compress at least one cassette against the manifold, means for driving and guiding the clamping plate comprising a rod extending between the manifold and the plate, an actuator provided with a body and a member moveable relative to the body, which member is adapted to move through a predetermined travel between an extended position and a retracted position, the body being carried by the manifold, and the member carrying the rod and driving the plate via the rod to a clamped position in which the member is in an intermediate retracted position in which it has moved through a shorter travel than the predetermined travel relative to its extended position.. .
|Device for filtration with a set of least one filter cassette|
The invention concerns a filtration device comprising a providing fluid connection and mechanical connection comprising a clamping plate movably mounted relative to the manifold and adapted to compress at least one cassette against the manifold, means for driving and guiding the clamping plate comprising a rod extending between the manifold and the plate, an actuator provided with a body and a member moveable relative to the body, which member is adapted to move through a predetermined travel between an extended position and a retracted position, the body being carried by the manifold, and the member carrying the rod and driving the plate via the rod to a clamped position in which the member is in an intermediate retracted position in which it has moved through a shorter travel than the predetermined travel relative to its extended position.. .
|Anti-electrostatic substrate cassette|
The present invention provides an anti-electrostatic cassette, which mainly comprises at least an electrostatic discharge (esd) device connected electrically to the carrying frames, which are disposed in the substrate cassette and carry the substrates, and to the handles, which are disposed on the outer sides of the substrate cassette, for forming the conductive path. By means of the contact between the equipment and the two handles of the substrate cassette, the residual static charges on the substrates are conducted to the ground for reducing the residual static charges on the substrates.
|Axmi205 variant proteins and methods of use|
Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided.
|Manipulation of dominant male sterility|
Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility.
|Vacuum processing apparatus and operating method of the same|
A vacuum processing apparatus including an atmospheric transfer chamber including on a front side a plurality of cassette stages on which cassettes having stored samples as processing objects are to be mounted, a first transfer chamber which is disposed via a lock chamber on a back side of the atmospheric transfer chamber and to which a sample decompressed to first pressure is transferred, a second transfer chamber which is disposed on a back side of the first transfer chamber and to which the sample is transferred via a relay chamber from the first transfer chamber, a first processing vessel which is coupled to the first transfer chamber and in which the sample is transferred under the first pressure, and a second processing vessel which is coupled to the second transfer chamber and in which the sample is transferred under the second pressure.. .
|Recombinant nonpathogenic mdv vector providing multivalent immunity|
The present invention relates to the field of veterinary vaccines, in particular to that of vector vaccines for poultry based on recombinant nonpathogenic marek's disease virus (npmdv). The recombinant npmdv of the invention expresses stably and effectively two heterologous genes each originating from a different micro-organism: the fusion protein gene from newcastle disease virus, and the viral protein 2 gene from infectious bursal disease virus.
|Operation method for vacuum processing apparatus|
A method for operating a vacuum processing apparatus, the vacuum processing apparatus including: a plurality of cassette stands on which a cassette capable of housing a plurality of wafers therein can be placed; a plurality of vacuum processing vessels each having a processing chamber arranged therein, wherein the wafer is arranged and processed in the processing chamber; and at least one transport robot transporting the wafer on a transport path between either one of the plurality of cassettes and the plurality of vacuum processing vessels, the vacuum processing apparatus sequentially transporting in a predetermined transport order the plurality of wafers from either one of the plurality of cassettes to a predetermined one of the plurality of vacuum processing vessels and processing the plurality of wafers. The method includes a number determining step, a remaining-time determining step and a transport order skip step..
|Sample-tube cassette and mounting plate for use with homogenizing device|
A mounting apparatus for holding tubes of samples for processing by a homogenizer. The mounting apparatus includes a processing plate and at least one cassette, with the plate for mounting to the homogenizer, the cassette for mounting to the plate, and the tube for holding by the cassette.
An upper cassette for which a media feed direction length is shorter than that of a lower cassette is provided movably in a medium feed direction to a device main unit. When the upper cassette is not moving, and when the upper cassette is not in a feed state, if the upper cassette is at a position further to a side of a feed position than a removal position, the upper cassette is moved to the removal position..
|Image forming apparatus|
A multifunction peripheral includes: a moving device configured to move up a lift plate; a changing device configured to mechanically change a resistance value of a variable resistor depending upon a position of the lift plate; a mechanical switch; a connecting device configured to apply a predetermined dc voltage to the variable resistor when an upper end of one or more paper sheets placed on the lift plate or an upper end of the lift plate has reached a predetermined uppermost position in the paper feed cassette; a calculating device configured to calculate a remaining amount of paper sheets placed on the lift plate as a function of a dc voltage value output from the variable resistor; and a stopping device configured to stop upward movement of the lift plate using the dc voltage value output from the variable resistor.. .
|Radiation image detecting device and operating method thereof|
To provide a radiation image detecting device providing high responsivity and high precision of an emission start judgment, an electronic cassette has a panel unit and a control unit. The panel unit has a two-dimensional array of normal pixels for accumulating signal charge upon receiving x-rays and detection pixels for detecting the x-rays.
|Oil spill response system|
In an oil spill response system, oil on the water surface is collected into an oil combating vessel having at its side an inlet at the water level and a water flow conduit extending from the inlet, the flow conduit having an oil separating unit separating the oil present on the surface, and the flow conduit leading to a return conduit provided with an outlet. The oil separating unit includes a first separator installed in the flow conduit in the flow direction of water and formed by a brush cassette constituting a separating surface obliquely rising from the water in the flow direction of water, and following the brush cassette a framework module disposed in the flow conduit, to which framework module the brush cassette is supported.
|Dental tape and floss holder with installation cassette|
An apparatus includes a bottom portion comprising a spindle for receiving a quantity of floss. A first locking plate is operable for receiving a feed portion of the floss upon a horizontal surface.
|Wafer level centrifuge for mems stiction detection and screening system and method|
A wafer level centrifuge (wlc) system and method of testing mems devices using the system. The wafer level centrifuge (wlc) system can include a base centrifuge system and a cassette mounting hub coupled to the base centrifuge system.
|Ice bagging assembly|
An ice bagging assembly and related method with a horizontal ice bag cassette, a pair of opposing ice bag ply graspers configured to move an empty ice bag from the horizontal ice bag cassette to a vertical position to receive cubed ice before it is sealed shut and dropped to an ice bag merchandiser. The opposing graspers may be configured as rotating wheels and may have a grasping sensor.
|Nanotube based lateral flow device for biomarker detection|
Nanotube based lateral flow test device described herein is a lateral flow based diagnostic device, which uses arrays of fragments of single wall carbon nanotubes as sensor to detect the biomarkers at ultralow concentration (below picogram per milliliter). The device is consisted of the following components: (1).
|Production of recombinant protein in insect cells using a baculovirus expression system|
The present invention describes a novel method for recombinant protein production using a baculovirus protein expression system in insect cells, wherein baculovirus virion production is suppressed during recombinant protein production. The novel expression system produces reduced levels of baculovirus virions during recombinant protein production phase, thereby reducing the need for purification of the recombinant protein from the contaminating virus.
A method including introducing into a blood stream a delipidated high density lipoprotein (hdl) and a bioactive agent. A composition including a delipidated high density lipoprotein (hdl) and an auxiliary agent in a form suitable for delivery into a blood vessel.
|Device for sampling and transporting nano-objects contained in aerosols for the analysis thereof|
A device for sampling and transporting nano-objects for analysis thereof. A cassette portion of the device includes two parts with mutual assembly mechanisms between them including a clipping mechanism configured not to be accessible from outside in assembled position of the parts.
|System, method, and apparatus for utilizing a pumping cassette|
The present invention involves, in some embodiments, systems and methods involving fluid handling apparatus for pumping fluid to and from a patient, which may include a reusable component and a disposable pumping cartridge. The reusable component may comprise a control chamber and a pressure transducer configured to measure a gas pressure associated with the control chamber, as well as a processor.
|Low profile copper and fiber optic cassettes|
A multi-port or multi-outlet cassette that may be configured as a low profile, high-density cassette. Selected embodiments include a bezel member having a projection positioned between each adjacent pair of outlets to help reduce crosstalk.
|Timepiece mechanism cassette|
At least one functional component is pivotally movable and pivoted between the plate and the bar, and forms an inseparable single piece component with the plate and/or with the bar.. .
|Timepiece mechanism cassette|
The plate and bar form an inseparable single piece component with such a functional member, with at least one elastically deformable connecting element, and are movable between a proximate position where they are separated by a minimum distance (emin) and a distal position where they are separated by a maximum distance (emax). They include snap fit means and complementary snap fit means for holding them in the proximate position..
|Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus|
When a sheet feeding cassette is mounted to a printer body, a lifter gear provided to a lifter shaft of a lifter plate which lifts a sheet supporting plate is engaged with a first lifter idler gear, and the lifter gear is rotated by rotations of the first lifter idler gear by a drive of a lifter motor, and thereby the sheet supporting plate is lifted. And, displacement of the lifter gear is restricted by a load applied to the lifter gear by a restriction portion provided with an auxiliary support shaft which is provided to an opening portion formed in the lifter gear and the sheet feeding cassette to enter the opening portion when lifting the sheet supporting plate..
|Sheet feed device and image forming apparatus including the same|
A sheet feed device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes an apparatus body, a cassette, a sheet conveying path, a pickup roller, a feeding portion, a lift plate, and a regulation member. Feeding portion conveys sheet fed from pickup roller downstream in sheet conveying direction while holding sheet at nip portion.
|Radiation detecting device and radiation detecting system|
A radiation detecting device of a cassette type having flexibility includes a deformation maintaining mechanism configured to maintain a state of the radiation detecting device that is deformed to match an arbitrary surface profile of a subject. The deformation maintaining mechanism is arranged on at least one of a surface of a sensor panel on a sensor substrate side and a surface of the sensor panel on a scintillator side..
|Multichannel preparative electrophoresis system|
The invention provides an electrophoresis cassette, methods for making the electrophoresis cassette, and method of fractionating analytes from a sample based upon electrophoretic mobility in a single application of the sample to an electrophoretic system.. .
|Modular complexing system for deployment of shelters|
Expandable shelters housing displaceable cassettes configured to provide an allocated resource are disclosed. Techniques of complexing the expandable shelters housing displaceable cassettes are also disclosed.
|Apparatus for transferring substrate, substrate processing system, method for transferring substrate and memory medium|
A substrate transfer apparatus includes a substrate transfer device which loads and unloads multiple substrates into and from a cassette capable of accommodating the multiple substrates, a substrate detector device which detects the positions of the substrates in the cassette, and a control device which controls the transfer device. The control device includes a computation component which calculates a shifted amount between a base position and the position of each substrate such that the shifted amount from the base position is set as a positive value, a verification component which verifies whether the difference between the maximum and minimum values among the shifted amounts is equal to or less a threshold value, and a transfer control component which controls the transfer device such that the transfer device unloads the substrates from the cassette when the verification component verifies that the difference is equal to or less than the threshold value..
|System, method, and apparatus for utilizing a pumping cassette|
The present invention involves, in some embodiments, systems and methods for pumping fluid into or out of a patient via a cartridge. The cartridge may include a membrane defining a chamber and mechanisms to supply, measure and control pressure in the chamber.
|Rotary valve for a disposable infusion set|
A pump cassette includes fluid lumen adapted for passage of an infusion fluid toward a patient. A rotary valve assembly can be actuated to regulate fluid flow through the fluid lumen and a frame is coupled to the fluid lumen and the valve assembly.
|Pump segment placement|
A pump cassette is configured for coupling with a pump device. The pump cassette may include a fluid lumen adapted for passage and propulsion of an infusion fluid toward a patient; a valve assembly that can be actuated to regulate fluid flow through the fluid lumen; and a frame coupled to the fluid lumen and the valve assembly.
|Bulk fluid source injector systems|
An injector system including a docking station and a cassette and various transfer devices for transferring fluid from a bulk fluid container to a reservoir in the cassette are described herein along with methods for using such devices and systems to inject fluid from the bulk fluid container into a patient.. .
|Medical fluid cassette leak detection methods and devices|
A method is provided for detecting leaks in a disposable medical fluid cassette that includes a base and a flexible membrane attached to the base in such a way that the base and the flexible membrane cooperate to at least partially form a fluid passageway. The method includes applying a first force to the flexible membrane, measuring a first physical property of a system that includes the medical fluid cassette a medical fluid pumping machine, removing the first force from the flexible membrane, applying a second force to the flexible membrane, measuring a second physical property of the system, and determining whether the medical fluid cassette leaks based on a comparison of the first physical property and the second physical property..
|Metal liftoff tools and methods|
In certain embodiments the metal liftoff tool comprises an immersion tank for receiving a wafer cassette with wafers therein, the immersion tank including an inner weir, a lifting and lowering mechanism capable of raising and lowering the wafer cassette while submerged in fluid in the immersion tank, low pressure high velocity primary spray jets for stripping the metal, the primary spray jets positioned at opposing sides of the immersion tank parallel to the wafer surfaces planes, and secondary spray jets for pressure equalization force, positioned at the bottom of the immersion tank. A wafer lift insert is positioned at the bottom of the immersion tank to receive and periodically lift the wafers within the cassette..
|Rapid test for urine albumin and urine creatinine|
Disclosed herein is an immunochromatographic system for measuring albumin and creatinine in a urine sample and a reader that detects signals from the test cassette, calculates, and displays the results for albumin concentration, creatinine concentration, and albumin-creatinine ratio.. .
|Tissue cassette with retractable member|
An apparatus for holding a tissue sample having a retaining member with a first tissue engaging surface and at least one biasing element. The first tissue engaging surface is moveably attached to the retaining member.
|Method for processing and embedding tissue|
A method for treating a tissue sample including placing at least one tissue sample on an cassette which has: a retaining member, a base and at least one biasing element; placing the at least one tissue sample in the tissue cassette; attaching the base and the retaining member to retain the tissue sample; processing the tissue sample in the tissue cassette with one or more solvents; and embedding the tissue sample in a paraffin to form an portion of paraffin in which the tissue sample is embedded in the tissue cassette, wherein the embedding comprises adding molten paraffin to the interior area of the tissue cassette and allowing the paraffin to become solid.. .
|Trans-splicing transcriptome profiling|
The present invention provides a method of identifying mrna transcripts in the transcriptome of a cell comprising i) delivering into the cell a donor expression vector comprising nucleotides in a sequence encoding a trans-splicing barcode cassette, wherein the trans-splicing barcode cassette comprises a) a first portion, the nucleotide sequence of which encodes an intron comprising as part of its 3′ end, or followed at its 3′ end by a splice-site nucleotide sequence; followed at its 3′ end by, b) a second portion, the nucleotide sequence of which encodes a barcode polynucleotide; followed at its 3′ end by c) a third portion, which encodes a nucleotide identification element sequence, ii) exposing the cell to conditions such that the cell produces multiple copies of the trans-splicing barcode cassette encoded by the donor expression vector, which multiple copies of the trans-splicing barcode cassette each splice the barcode polynucleotide onto a mrna transcript of the cell, thereby forming multiple mrna transcripts of the cell, each spliced to the barcode polynucleotide; and iii) identifying the multiple mrna transcripts that are spliced to the barcode polynucleotides, thereby identifying mrna transcripts in the transcriptome of the cell.. .
|Methods and compositions for treating or preventing cancer|
A immunogenic composition is provided for use in methods for treating or preventing the development of a cancer, comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a cancer antigen and a nucleic acid sequence encoding fibroblast activation protein (fap). In one embodiment, the composition comprises a vector comprising a first expression cassette comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding an antigen of a, operatively linked to an expression control sequence that directs the expression of the antigen in a mammalian host cell.
|Cell culture cassettes and incubator|
The invention relates to cassettes for culturing cells. The invention also relates to analytical and preparative incubators for housing the cassettes.
|Tissue cassette with biasing element|
An apparatus for holding a tissue sample including a retaining member having a first tissue engaging surface and at least one biasing element, the first tissue engaging surface being moveably attached to the retaining member by said biasing element; and a base having a second tissue engaging surface and configured to engage the retaining member to form an interior area with the first and second tissue engaging surfaces facing each other, wherein the at least one biasing element urges the first tissue engaging surface toward the second tissue engaging surface to retain the tissue sample therebetween in the interior area.. .
|Cooperation of platen and pump cassette for pump device|
A pumping mechanism includes a housing containing the pumping mechanism, the housing defining a seat configured to receive a pump cassette having a fluid lumen that can be acted upon by the pumping mechanism so as to pump fluid through the fluid lumen of the pump cassette. A platen pad is movably attached to the housing mechanism, wherein the platen pad can movably adjust in position relative to the pump cassette as the pump cassette is secured in the seat of the housing..
A cassette comprising at least one portion for engaging with a cooperating locking element of a tape printer when said cassette is correctly located in said printer, said portion comprising an elongate conductive bar extending along said cassette in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of a supply roll housed in said cassette.. .
A chamfered portion configured to have a surface which is tilted to a side surface and a rear surface is formed between the side surface and the rear surface of a housing of an electronic cassette. The chamfered portion has a boundary portion having a predetermined range in the vicinity of a boundary including the boundary with the side surface; a boundary portion having a predetermined range in the vicinity of a boundary including the boundary with the rear surface, and the other portion which does not belong to these boundary portions.
|Modular surface mountable enclosure|
A modular, customizable, versatile, easy to use, easy to install, aesthetically pleasing surface mountable enclosure is presented. In one or more embodiments, the enclosure includes a modular housing that is configured to be gangable with one or more other housings to provide a range of sizes and configurations.
|Solar device with removable cassette|
Some embodiments described herein generally relate to a solar device with a removable cassette. The removable cassette is configured to dock with the solar device such that, in an engaged position, it may receive electrical energy generated from solar energy by a solar panel of the device, from internal batteries charged by the solar panel or an external power source.
|Bicycle with improved chain line|
A bicycle hub configuration that allows the use of a wider rear dropout spacing (e.g., increased from 130 mm to 135 mm) without substantially adversely affecting the alignment of the cassette relative to the chainrings.. .
|Fluorescence flow cytometry device and method|
A flow cytometer including a laser, indexing structure, adjustment structure, and sensor structure. The cytometer is conventionally used with a removable microfluidic cassette, which is installed at a first position that is enforced by the indexing structure.
|Cassette for use with an automated banking machine that can receive power and communicate via magnetic induction|
In an example embodiment, a document holding cassettes that can be used in an automated banking machine that includes circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The cassette can wirelessly communicate with the automated banking machine through induction..
|Cassette awning with concealed fastenings|
The invention relates to a cassette awning having a cloth shaft (3) rotatably mounted in a housing (1), from which shaft there can be unwound a cloth (4) of which the front end is fastened to an extension profile (2), wherein the awning has fastening brackets (7) for fastening to a building, wherein the housing (1) is angled on both sides at the ends and the fastening brackets (7) are covered by the angled ends (5a, 5b) of the housing.. .
|Composite material lay-up equipment|
There is disclosed composite material lay-up equipment 10 for applying a plurality of individual lengths of elongate fibre reinforcement material 14 to an article 12, the equipment 10 comprising: a support head 20; a cutting mechanism 22 carried by the support head 20 for severing a plurality of individual lengths of elongate fibre reinforcement material 14. The cutting mechanism 22 comprises a plurality of cutting elements 60 coupled to and moveable with respect to the support head 20 and a cassette 65 removably attached to the support head 20 and having a plurality of corresponding counteracting elements 76 statically mounted thereto.
|System apparatus and method of sampling a broad range of chemicals (sbrc) by collection and analysis of chemical vapors aerosols particulates and liquid droplets on surfaces|
Sampling of a broad range of chemicals using a handheld sampler body, having a sample screen in a sampling cassette; where a sample screen housing further consists of a locking arm arrestor body, where, the locking arm arrestor body including a draw tube, and where the sampling screen can be positioned in either a retracted or extended positioned regarding a sample access face. When activated, the system executes collecting and sampling operations of chemicals, by exposing the extended sampling screen to a sampling environment, drawing through the draw tube, air from the sampling environment, further collecting, onto the surface of the sample screen solid particles and/or pressing the sample screen against the surface(s) of object in the sampling environment.
|System, method, and apparatus for utilizing a pumping cassette|
The present invention involves, in some embodiments, fluid handling systems and methods for pumping fluid to and from a patient. The system and methods in certain embodiments involve a pumping cartridge and a reusable component configured to mate with the pumping cartridge comprising.
|System, method, and apparatus for utilizing a pumping cassette|
The present invention involves, in some embodiments, systems and methods for performing an integrity test on a medical grade cassette that is configured to be used on a medical fluid handling system, wherein the cassette may be disposable and may comprise a membrane therein. The test may be configured to determine an error condition, such as detection of membrane leakage above a threshold value, and may in certain cases be implemented by a medical computer system.
|Removable key cassette assembly|
A lock assembly is provided that includes: a lock cylinder having a bore disposed therein and at least one pocket located adjacent the periphery of the bore; a plug including a cassette slot; a plunger that fits in the plug; a locking tab having a slot disposed therein; the slot of the locking tab receives a portion of the plunger; a cassette having a key slot configured to receive a key; the cassette includes a tool slot configured to receive a tool to selectively engage the plunger to selectively move at least a portion of the locking tab into and out of the pocket; when a portion of the locking tab is located in the pocket the locking tab does not block the cassette from being removed from the plug.. .