|| List of recent Plasma-related patents
|Electrosurgical apparatus to generate a dual plasma stream and method thereof|
The present disclosure relates to an electrosurgical apparatus to generate a dual plasma stream to perform electrosurgery on a surgical site on a patient. The apparatus and method of the present disclosure generates a hot gas jet to a surgical site by generating two plasma beams that are electrically up to 180 degrees out of phase from each other.
|Method and apparatus for patterned plasma-mediated laser trephination of the lens capsule and three dimensional phaco- segmentation|
System and method for making incisions in eye tissue at different depths. The system and method focuses light, possibly in a pattern, at various focal points which are at various depths within the eye issue.
|Substituted amide compounds|
The present invention is directed at substituted amide compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and the use of such compounds to reduce plasma lipid levels, such as ldl-cholesterol and triglycerides and accordingly to treat diseases which are exacerbated by high levels of ldl-cholesterol and triglycerides, such as atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, in mammals, including humans.. .
The invention relates to variants of a parent albumin having altered plasma half-life compared with the parent albumin. The invention also relates to fusion polypeptides and conjugates comprising said variant albumin..
A delivery system for an active substance, comprising a substrate on which the substance is loaded for subsequent release, wherein: (i) the substrate has been at least partially coated with a polymer using plasma deposition (preferably pulsed plasma deposition); (ii) the active substance is present as a guest molecule within a cyclodextrin inclusion complex; and (iii) the inclusion complex is bound to the polymer through a chemical linkage formed between a hydroxyl group on the cyclodextrin and a functional group on the polymer. The system may be used to control the release of an active substance such as a perfume.
|Methods and kits for detecting ige-expressing b cells|
The invention relates to the field of medical diagnostics. In particular, it relates method and kits for identification and classification of ige-related diseases, e.g.
|Antigen array and diagnostic uses thereof|
A method of diagnosing an immune disease, or a predisposition thereto, in a subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a capacity of immunoglobulins of the subject to specifically bind each antigen probe of an antigen probe set, wherein the antigen probe set comprises a plurality of antigen probes selected from the group consisting of at least a portion of a cell/tissue structure molecule, at least a portion of a heat shock protein, at least a portion of an immune system molecule, at least a portion of a homopolymeric polypeptide, at least a portion of a hormone, at least a portion of a metabolic enzyme, at least a portion of a microbial antigen, at least a portion of a molluscan antigen, at least a portion of a nucleic acid, at least a portion of a plant antigen, at least a portion of plasma molecule, and at least a portion of a tissue antigen, wherein the capacity is indicative of the immune disease or the predisposition thereto, thereby diagnosing the immune disease, or the predisposition thereto, in the subject..
|Cold spray barrier coated component of a plasma processing chamber and method of manufacture thereof|
A cold spray barrier coated component of a semiconductor plasma processing chamber comprises a substrate having at least one metal surface wherein a portion of the metal surface is configured to form an electrical contact. A cold spray barrier coating is formed from a thermally and electrically conductive material on at least the metal surface configured to form the electrical contact of the substrate.
|Process for forming a capacitor structure with rutile titanium oxide dielectric film|
A process of forming a capacitor structure includes providing a substrate. Next, a first electrode is deposited onto the substrate.
|Scalable multi-role surface-wave plasma generator|
Systems and methods are described herein for generating surface-wave plasmas capable of simultaneously achieving high density with low temperature and planar scalability. A key feature of the invention is reduced damage to objects in contact with the plasma due to the lack of an rf bias; allowing for damage free processing.
|Method for measuring acetic acid concentration in blood plasma|
The present invention relates to providing a simple and highly reproducible method for measuring the concentration of acetic acid in blood plasma by using a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (gc/ms), and more specifically relates to a method for measuring the concentration of acetic acid in blood plasma by using a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (gc/ms), which comprises extracting acetic acid in blood plasma with methyl-tert-butyl ether (mtbe).. .
|Disk-type microfluid system and method for checking blood status|
A method for checking blood status comprises: a step of supplying blood to the centrifuge container of a disk; a step of rotating the disk to centrifuge the blood into blood cells and blood plasma in the centrifuge container, and detecting the actual moving distance per hour of the blood cells in the centrifuge container; and a step of establishing a first graph which represents the actual moving distance of the blood cells per hour, and a second graph which represents the theoretical moving distance of the blood cells per hour, and thereafter calculating the hematocrit of the blood cells and the viscosity of the blood plasma by comparing the first graph with the second graph.. .
|Highly efficient gas permeable devices and methods for culturing cells|
This invention relates to methods and devices that improve cell culture efficiency. They include the use of gas permeable culture compartments that reduce the use of space while maintaining uniform culture conditions, and are more suitable for automated liquid handling.
|Rapid measurement of formed blood component sedimentation rate from small sample volumes|
Devices and methods are described for measuring formed blood component sedimentation rate. Some of the methods may use (1) centrifugal techniques for separating red blood cells from plasma and (2) video and/or still imaging capability.
|Method for dosing the control capacity of c1inh|
The present invention relates to a method for dosing the control capacity of plasma serpin (serine protease inhibitor) c1 inhibitor (c1inh) on the basis of a patient blood sample. The invention also relates to a kit specially designed for said dosing..
|Therapeutic agent for preterm delivery or abortion using plasminogen activator inhibitor-1|
The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing the degree of risk for preterm delivery or miscarriage, comprising measuring plasminogen activator inhibitor activity or level in plasma. Specifically, the present invention relates to: a method for diagnosing the degree of risk for preterm delivery or miscarriage, wherein when the plasminogen activator inhibitor activity or level is lower than those of normal pregnant woman, the degree of risk for preterm delivery or miscarriage is determined to be high; a kit for the diagnosis of the degree of risk for preterm delivery or miscarriage; and a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention of preterm delivery or miscarriage, comprising plasminogen activator inhibitor-1..
|Method for measuring sialic acid in immunoglobulin g and immunoglobulin g anti-double-stranded dna antibodies|
A method for measuring the amount of sialic acid in immunoglobulin g and immunoglobulin g anti-ds dna antibodies is disclosed. The method for measuring the amount of sialic acid in immunoglobulin g in the present invention uses culture fluid, blood, plasma, or serum to directly measure the amount of sialic acid in immunoglobulin g.
Ionisation device, comprising a linear hollow cathode device which has hollow cathode electrodes, defining a main hollow cathode electrode gap in which a magnetic field created by means of magnetic elements is confined; and a gas distribution element in which a gas distribution cavity is arranged providing uniform gas distribution on the main hollow cathode electrode gap with suitable powering which in a substantially vacuum environment would be able to produce a substantially linear plasma discharge which is spatially extended by the relative position of the hollow cathode electrodes and an anode element wherein this extended plasma allowing a wide interaction with particles travelling from a coating material source ionised in order to produce a coating or a plasma treatment on a substrate surface.. .
|Apparatus and method for dielectric deposition|
The disclosed invention includes apparatus and methods that may be used for plasma-based deposition of thin layers of material on separate or continuous web substrates at very low temperatures with very low defect density. It achieves superior control of gas phase chemistry by controlling the sequence of introduction of gaseous components.
|Methods and devices for treating surfaces with surface plasma|
Methods and devices for treating surfaces of objects using a non-thermal plasma are disclosed herein. The non-thermal plasma is generated through the use of an apparatus configured to generate a non-thermal plasma on its surface.
|Methods of and apparatuses for measuring electrical parameters of a plasma process|
A sensor apparatus for measuring a plasma process parameter for processing a workpiece. The sensor apparatus includes a base, an information processor supported on or in the base, and at least one sensor supported on or in the base.
|Systems and methods for generating electron spiral toroids|
A spheromak is a plasma of ions and electrons formed into a toroidal shape. A spheromak plasma can include electrons and ions of nearly equal amounts such that it is essentially charge neutral.
|Dielectric window for plasma treatment device, and plasma treatment device|
A dielectric window for a plasma treatment device for a plasma treatment device that uses microwaves as a plasma source. The dielectric window is circular-plate-shaped and allows microwaves to propagate.
|Symmetrical plural-coil plasma source with side rf feeds and rf distribution plates|
A plasma reactor has an overhead inductively coupled plasma source with two coil antennas and symmetric and radial rf feeds and cylindrical rf shielding around the symmetric and radial rf feeds. The radial rf feeds are symmetrically fed to the plasma source..
|Plasma source and vacuum plasma processing apparatus provided with same|
A plasma source that is uniformly and efficiently cooled, a vacuum plasma processing apparatus including the plasma source, and a plasma source cooling method are provided. The vacuum plasma processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber of which the inside is evacuated to a vacuum state and a plasma source which is provided inside the vacuum chamber.
|Multi-source plasma focused ion beam system|
The present invention provides a plasma ion beam system that includes multiple gas sources and that can be used for performing multiple operations using different ion species to create or alter submicron features of a work piece. The system preferably uses an inductively coupled, magnetically enhanced ion beam source, suitable in conjunction with probe-forming optics sources to produce ion beams of a wide variety of ions without substantial kinetic energy oscillations induced by the source, thereby permitting formation of a high resolution beam..
|Multimode ionization device|
A multimode ionization device includes an electrospray unit, a charge generating unit, and a plasma supplying unit. The electrospray unit is configured to form an electrospray plume which travels along a traveling path.
|Plasma evaluation apparatus|
[solution] a plasma evaluation system and method for evaluating plasma, including: a treatment target material; and a weak current measurement unit including a resistor unit and a differential amplifier, wherein the treatment target material is connected to the weak current measurement unit via a treatment target side measurement terminal, the resistor unit of the weak current measurement unit is connected to a ground side of a plasma generation current source, and the system and method evaluate plasma by receiving plasma generated by a plasma treatment equipment with the treatment target material, measuring a current by measuring a voltage across resistors of the resistor unit through the differential amplifier, and measuring an output voltage of the plasma generation power source.. .
|Simultaneous inorganic mass spectrometer and method of inorganic mass spectrometry|
An inorganic mass spectrometer capable of measuring a relevant and large or the full mass spectral range simultaneously may include a suitable ion source (e.g., an icp mass spectrometer with an icp ion source), an ion transfer region, ion optics to separate ions out of a plasma beam, a mattauch-herzog type mass spectrometer with a set of charged particle beam optics to condition the ion beam before an entrance slit, and a solid state multi-channel detector substantially separated from ground potential and separated from the potential of the magnet.. .
|Plasma arc welding method and plasma arc welding device|
Provided is a plasma arc welding method for continuously welding a welding target part of a welding workpiece while forming a keyhole weld on the welding target part of the welding workpiece using a plasma arc. A pulse current is used for a welding current, and the pulse frequency of the pulse current is controlled so as to be a frequency that is synchronized with a weld pool (p) during the welding.
|Monitoring method for plasma arc welding and plasma arc welding device|
The method of monitoring keyhole welding with a plasma arc includes the step of measuring output voltages when welding is performed with a constant current, and the step of finding peak frequencies and distributions of welding voltages by analyzing frequencies of the welding voltages which correlate to a molten weld pool (p) vibration among the output voltages measured. The method also includes the step of identifying the peak frequencies that correlate to the molten weld pool (p) vibration, and the step of comparing the identified peak frequencies with a frequency range and determining whether the welding is good or bad.
|Plasma torch cutting device and process|
A method of operating a plasma arc torch system includes placing a work piece to be cut on a table of the plasma arc torch system, wherein at least a portion of the work piece has a planer surface facing away from the table. A plasma arc torch is positioned adjacent the planer surface of the work piece using a positioning apparatus, wherein the positioning apparatus has at least five degrees of freedom about which it can move the plasma arc torch relative the work piece for cutting the work piece on the table.
Provided are an etching method capable of increasing an etching selectivity between a subject material and a resist, a sapphire substrate processed using the etching method, and a light-emitting device including the sapphire substrate. An etching method using a plasma etching apparatus includes: a resist film forming step of forming a resist film on a subject material; a pattern forming step of forming a predetermined pattern on the resist film; a resist degenerating step of exposing the resist film on which the pattern is formed to plasma under a predetermined degeneration condition to degenerate the resist film and increase an etching selectivity; and a subject material etching step of exposing the subject material to plasma under an etching condition different from the degeneration condition to etch the subject material using the resist film having an increased etching selectivity as a mask..
|Method and apparatus for producing platelet rich plasma and/or platelet concentrate|
Platelet rich plasma and/or platelet concentrate is prepared by placing whole blood in a first chamber of a sterile processing disposable having two chambers. The processing disposable is subjected to a first centrifugation to separate red blood cells, and the resulting platelet rich plasma supernatant is decanted to the second chamber.
|Tubular floating electrode dielectric barrier discharge for applications in sterilization and tissue bonding|
Disclosed is a device and method for contacting a biological substrate. A non-thermal plasma device delivers a non-thermal plasma discharge using a dielectric conduit, an igniter electrode and a rf electrode.
|Substrate mounting table and plasma treatment device|
A substrate mounting table (94) is equipped with a mounting table (2), an electrostatic chuck (6), and a bevel covering (5). The electrostatic chuck (6) has a supporting surface (6e) which is in contact with the whole of the rear surface of a wafer (w).
|Vapor deposition apparatus having pretreatment device that uses plasma|
A roller-type continuous vapor deposition film-forming apparatus for a substrate that is to be conveyed at high speed, comprising a plasma pretreatment device and a film-forming apparatus provided in series, wherein a substrate conveying compartment 12a, a pretreatment compartment 12b and film formation compartment 12c are formed inside a chamber 3; and a substrate s is wound from an unwinding roller 13 onto a plasma pretreatment roller 20 and film formation roller 25, which are provided in series, via guide rollers 14a-14d, and is taken up by a take-up roller 15. In the pretreatment device, plasma p is supplied toward the substrate s inside a gap, wherein a plasma-forming gas to be supplied from plasma supply nozzles 22a, 22b is surrounded by the pretreatment roller, the plasma supply nozzles and a magnet 21, as magnetic forming means, and the plasma is electrically set to a positive electrical potential, power is supplied between the electrodes positioned on the substrate surface side, the plasma p is generated and an active pretreatment surface is formed on the surface of the substrate s.
|Multi-configurable outdoor cooking grill|
A multi-configurable cooking grill is provided comprising a burner assembly, an interchangeable cooking surface, a top, an accessory engagement structure associated with the top, and an accessory for engaging with the accessory engagement surface to configure the grill to change the cooking functionality of the interchangeable cooking surface. The accessory engagement structure may comprise a first accessory engaging structure for engaging with a first accessory and a second accessory engaging structure for engaging with a second accessory.
|Plasma heated furnace for iron ore pellet induration|
In the present pelletizing apparatus, the induration of iron ore concentrate pellets is achieved in a tunnel furnace heated by plasma torches, wherein the generation of by the conventional iron ore pelletizing processes is reduced by using electricity powered plasma torches instead of burning natural gas, heavy oil or pulverized coal in burners, thereby reducing considerably industrial pollution of the atmosphere.. .
|Biological fluid sampling transfer device and biological fluid separation and testing system|
A blood separation and testing system for a blood sample is disclosed. The blood separation and testing system includes a blood sampling transfer device adapted to receive a blood sample, a blood separation device, and a blood testing device.
|Biological fluid collection device and biological fluid collection and testing system|
A blood collection device adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the blood collection device separates a plasma portion from a cellular portion.
|Biological fluid collection device and biological fluid separation and testing system|
A biological fluid collection device that is adapted to receive a blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid collection device is able to transfer the blood sample to a point-of-care testing device or a biological fluid separation and testing device.
|Plasma melting furnace, system and method for waste treatment|
A melting furnace includes a waste inlet formed on a first side wall of the plasma melting furnace to feed waste therein, an exhaust gas outlet formed on a second side wall facing the first side wall and located diagonally to a direction orthogonal to the first side wall having the waste inlet to discharge the exhaust gas generated in the plasma melting furnace, and a plasma torch mounted on a third side wall for heating inside of the plasma melting furnace at a position nearer to the second side wall than the first side wall so as to inject a plasma into the exhaust gas.. .
|Extended release formulation of a direct thrombin inhibitor|
Extended release formulations of 3-fluoro-2-pyridylmethyl-3-(2,2-difluoro-2-(2-pyridyl)ethylamino)-6-chloropyrazin-2-one-1-acetamide (dpoc-4088) that provide for better control of blood plasma levels. The extended release formulations maintain substantially constant plasma levels of the active ingredient for at least about 16 hours and provide for once-daily dosing..
|Use of 1,3-diphenylprop-2-en-1-one derivatives for treating liver disorders|
The invention provides 1,3-diphenylprop-2-en-1-one derivatives and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same for treating liver disorders, in particular those requiring the reduction of plasma level of biochemical markers such as amino-transferases. The 1,3-diphenylprop-2-en-1-one derivatives of general formula (i) have hepatoprotective properties and can be used in methods for treating liver disorders involving the pathological disruption, inflammation, degeneration, and/or proliferation of liver cells, such as liver fibrosis or fatty liver disease..
|Real-time multiplex detection of three bacterial species responsible for sexually transmitted diseases|
The invention relates to the detection of three different bacterial species which are responsible for sexually-transmitted diseases, i.e., chlamydia trachomatis (ct), neisseria gonorrhoeae (ng) and mycoplasma genitalium (mg). The invention more particularly relates to the detection of these three species in real-time pcr, in multiplex pcr and in real-time multiplex pcr.
|Biological fluid collection device and biological fluid separation system|
A biological fluid separation system for a blood sample is disclosed. The biological fluid separation system includes a biological fluid collection device adapted to receive a blood sample and a centrifuge.
An etching method can selectively etch a second region formed of silicon oxide in a target object with respect to a first region formed of silicon in the target object. The etching method includes (a) processing the target object with plasma of a first processing gas containing fluorocarbon and fluorohydrocarbon by generating the plasma of the first processing gas with a microwave, and (b) after the processing of the target object with the plasma of the first processing gas, processing the target object with plasma of a second processing gas containing fluorocarbon by generating the plasma of the second processing gas with the microwave..
|Selective etch of silicon by way of metastable hydrogen termination|
Methods of etching exposed silicon on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and a hydrogen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into a substrate processing region where the plasma effluents react with the exposed regions of silicon.
|Etching method and device|
The etching method of the present invention comprises first and second etching steps (s1, s3) having different types of films to be etched and different types of process gases. During a transition from the first etching step (s1) to the second etching step (s3), a first switching process step (s2) is performed in which the process container is filled with a cleaning gas and the cleaning gas is turned into a plasma to remove the reaction product deposited in the process container in the first etching step.
|Methods of determining levels of free amino acids and dipeptides and diagnosing alzheimer's disease|
Provided herein are methods of diagnosing alzheimer's disease (“ad”) based on characteristic changes of the levels of certain free amino acids or dipeptides (collectively termed as “ad diagnosis markers”) in the body fluid sample of an individual, carnosine synthesis activities in the plasma, and dopamine synthesis activities in the plasma. Also provided are methods of simultaneously determining the levels of at least two free amino acids or dipeptides in the biological fluid sample of an individual..
|Systems, methods, and apparatus for production coatings of low-emissivity glass|
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming a low emissivity panel. In various embodiments, a partially fabricated panel may be provided.
|Architectures for high temperature tbcs with ultra low thermal conductivity and abradability and method of making|
A method for fabricating thermal barrier coatings. The thermal barrier coatings are produced with a fine grain size by reverse co-precipitation of fine powders.
|Microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing synthetic diamond material|
A microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing a synthetic diamond material via chemical vapour deposition, the microwave plasma reactor comprising: a plasma chamber (2); a substrate holder (4) disposed in the plasma chamber for supporting a substrate on which the synthetic diamond material is to be deposited in use; a microwave coupling configuration (12) for feeding microwaves from a microwave generator (8) into the plasma chamber; and a gas flow system (13,16) for feeding process gases into the plasma chamber and removing them therefrom, wherein the microwave coupling configuration for feeding microwaves from the microwave generator into the plasma chamber comprises: an annular dielectric window (18) formed in one or several sections; a coaxial waveguide (14) having a central inner conductor (20) and an outer conductor (22) for feeding microwaves to the annular dielectric window; and a waveguide plate (24) comprising a plurality of apertures (28) disposed in an annular configuration with a plurality of arms (26) extending between the apertures, each aperture forming a waveguide for coupling microwaves towards the plasma chamber.. .
|Biological fluid separation device and biological fluid separation and testing system|
A biological fluid separation device that is adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid separation device is able to separate a plasma portion from a cellular portion.
|Biological fluid sampling transfer device and biological fluid separation and testing system|
A biological fluid sampling transfer device that is adapted to receive and separate a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After separation, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to transfer a plasma portion of the blood sample to a point-of-care testing device.
|Blood sampling transfer device and blood separation and testing system|
A blood sampling transfer device that is adapted to receive a blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion is disclosed. The blood sampling transfer device is able to separate the plasma portion from the cellular portion.
|Biological fluid collection device and biological fluid separation and testing system|
A biological fluid collection device that is adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid collection device is able to separate the plasma portion from the cellular portion.
|Biological fluid transfer device and biological fluid sampling system|
A biological fluid sampling transfer device adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to separate a plasma portion from a cellular portion.