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Douglas N Modlin, Glenn R Edwards, Michael T Taylor, Samuel A Marquiss: Light detection device. LJL BioSystems, Kolisch Hartwell Dickinson McCormack & Heuser, June 6, 2000: US06071748 (187 worldwide citation)

A high-throughput light detection instrument and method are described. Confocal optics structure enables exclusive light detection from a sensed volume in a composition.


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Douglas N Modlin, Glenn R Edwards, John C Owicki, Michael T Taylor, Samuel A Marquiss: Sample analysis systems. Molecular Devices Corporation, Kolisch Hartwell P C, January 3, 2006: US06982431 (182 worldwide citation)

Systems, and components thereof, for analyzing samples. These systems include apparatus and methods for generating, transmitting, detecting, and/or analyzing light, including without limitation high-throughput optical screening devices for analyzing samples at one or more assay sites. These systems ...


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Kurt E Petersen, Michael T Taylor, Farzad Pourahmadi, William A McMillan, Ronald Chang, Stanley H Sakai, Jesus Ching, Douglas B Dority, Phillip Belgrader, M Allen Northrup: Method for analyzing a fluid sample. CEPHEID, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 19, 2005: US06881541 (170 worldwide citation)

A method for extracting nucleic acid from a fluid sample comprises the steps of introducing the sample into a cartridge having a sample flow path and a lysing chamber in the sample flow path. The lysing chamber contains at least one filter for separating cells or viruses from the sample. The sample ...


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Kurt E Petersen, Michael T Taylor, Farzad Pourahmadi, William A McMillan, Ronald Chang, Stanley H Sakai, Jesus Ching, Douglas B Dority, Phillip Belgrader, M Allen Northrup: Apparatus for analyzing a fluid sample. May 21, 2002: US06391541 (161 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for separating a desired analyte from a fluid sample has a sample flow path and a lysing chamber in the sample flow path. The lysing chamber contains at least one filter for capturing cells or viruses from the sample as the sample flows through the lysing chamber. Beads are also disposed ...


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Michael T Taylor, Phillip Belgrader, Farzad Pourahmadi, William A McMillan, Ronald Chang, Douglas B Dority: Apparatus and method for rapid ultrasonic disruption of cells or viruses. Cepheid, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 13, 2002: US06431476 (94 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for disrupting cells or viruses to release the nucleic acid therefrom. The apparatus includes a container having a chamber for holding the cells or viruses. The apparatus also includes an ultrasonic transducer for contacting a wall of the chambe ...


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Douglas N Modlin, Glenn R Edwards, Michael T Taylor, Samuel A Marquiss, Amer El Hage, Craig S Barker, Lorne B Bechtel, Rick V Stellmacher, Philip A Granieri Jr, Robert M Lembi Sr: Light detection device having an optical-path switching mechanism. LJL BioSystems, Kolisch Hartwell Dickinson McCormack & Heuser, August 1, 2000: US06097025 (90 worldwide citation)

A high-throughput light detection instrument and method are described. In some embodiments, switch mechanisms and optical relay structures permit different light sources and/or detectors to be selected for different applications. In other embodiments, switch mechanisms and optical paths permit top/b ...


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Jacek M Weinheimer, Michael T Taylor, Terrence C Allen: Check valve. Halkey Roberts Corporation, Dominik Stein Saccocio Colitz & VanDerWall, September 27, 1994: US05349984 (73 worldwide citation)

A check valve having a presettable cracking pressure. The check valve employs a spring-loaded valve element in which the compression spring and valve element are held into position in the valve body by means of an apertured plug.


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Michael T Taylor, Farzad Pourahmadi, Ronald Chang, Douglas B Dority: Cartridge for analyzing a fluid sample. Cepheid, Townsend Townsend and Crew, August 31, 2004: US06783736 (42 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for analyzing a fluid sample has a body defining at least first and second channels and a cavity separating the channels. An end of the first channel is positioned on a first side of the cavity, and an end of the second channel is positioned on a second side of the cavity. The cavity is ...


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Michael T Taylor, Phillip Belgrader, Farzad Pourahmadi, William A McMillan, Ronald Chang, Douglas B Dority: Container for holding cells or viruses for disruption. Cepheid, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 17, 2006: US06987018 (39 worldwide citation)

A container for holding cells or viruses for disruption comprises a chamber defined by two spaced apart, opposing major walls and side walls connecting the major walls to each other. At least one of the major walls has an external surface to which the transducer may be coupled and is sufficiently fl ...


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Michael T Taylor: Apparatus and method for rapid disruption of cells or viruses. Cepheid, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 25, 2004: US06739531 (39 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for disrupting cells or viruses comprises a container having a chamber for holding the cells or viruses. The chamber is defined by at least one wall having an external surface for contacting a transducer device. The transducer device has a vibrating surface for contacting the wall and f ...