Cepheid Patent Applications

METHODS OF DETECTING LUNG CANCER

Granted: April 21, 2016
Application Number: 20160108478
Methods of detecting lung cancer, such as non-small cell lung cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, are provided. Methods of detecting changes in the levels of one or more small RNAs associated with lung cancer are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

METHODS OF DETECTING CANCER

Granted: January 28, 2016
Application Number: 20160024586
Methods of detecting cancer are provided. Methods of detecting changes in the levels of one or more small RNAs associated with cancer are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

METHODS OF DETECTING CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA AND OF SCREENING FOR INFECTION/INFLAMMATION BASED ON GENOMIC COPY NUMBER

Granted: December 31, 2015
Application Number: 20150376683
Compositions and methods for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are provided. The present invention also provides methods and compositions for screening for infection/inflammation based on genomic copy number. Described herein is a method that entails assaying a sample obtained from the urogenital tract of the mammal for an indicator of genomic copy number, wherein a genomic copy number level that is higher than a control genomic copy number level is…

METHODS OF DETECTING SEPSIS

Granted: December 31, 2015
Application Number: 20150376699
Methods of sepsis in a sample from a patient are provided. Methods of detecting changes in expression of one or more RNAs associated with sepsis are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

METHODS OF DETECTING LUNG CANCER

Granted: December 31, 2015
Application Number: 20150376711
Methods of lung cancer in a sample from a patient are provided. Methods of detecting changes in expression of one or more target RNAs associated with lung cancer are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

TWO-PRIMER PCR FOR MICRORNA MULTIPLEX ASSAY

Granted: November 12, 2015
Application Number: 20150322510
The present invention provides method for amplifying a specific RNA molecule in a sample, the method comprising: (a) adding a poly(ribonucleotide) sequence to RNA molecules in the sample; (b) reverse transcribing the poly-adenylated RNA molecules using a reverse primer comprising a sequence that anneals to said poly(ribonucleotide) sequence; and (c) amplifying and detecting the cDNA molecule(s) using the same reverse primer and using a forward primer specific for the RNA molecule to be…

HONEYCOMB TUBE

Granted: October 1, 2015
Application Number: 20150275292
A honeycomb tube with a planar frame defining a fluidic path between a first planar surface and a second planar surface. A fluidic interface is located at one end of the planar frame. The fluidic interface has a fluidic inlet and fluidic outlet. The fluidic path further includes a well chamber having an well-substrate with a plurality of wells. The well chamber is arranged in the planar frame between the first or second surface and the well-substrate.

APPARATUS WITH HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSING MODULES

Granted: April 30, 2015
Application Number: 20150119268
A biological sample processing apparatus having an enclosure. A plurality of sample processing modules are held by the enclosure. Each sample processing module is configured to hold a removable sample cartridge and to only perform sample processing on a sample within the corresponding removable sample cartridge. Each sample processing module is configured to perform at least one of a plurality of testing processes on the sample within the removable sample cartridge. At least one module…

REAGENT RESERVOIR SYSTEM FOR ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS

Granted: December 25, 2014
Application Number: 20140377759
The invention provides a reagent reservoir system and disposable reaction cassettes using the same. In one aspect, such system comprises a chamber in which dried reagent, particularly lyophilized reagent, is constrained to remain in a defined region of the chamber by a retaining member that obstructs passage of such reagents to other regions of the chamber where they may escape hydration or activation.

METHODS OF DETECTING LUNG CANCER

Granted: November 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140349869
Methods of detecting lung cancer, such as non-small cell lung cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, are provided. Methods of detecting changes in the levels of one or more small RNAs associated with lung cancer are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING REAGENT BEADS

Granted: November 13, 2014
Application Number: 20140335627
Embodiments of the invention provide an efficient and effective technique for storing and dispensing reagent beads. In some embodiments, an apparatus is provided for dispensing reagent beads contained in a bead storage device which includes a bead carrier having a plurality of wells; a plurality of reagent beads disposed in the wells; and a cover tape releasably attached to the bead carrier to cover the wells and retain the reagent beads in the wells. The apparatus comprises a channel in…

FLUID PROCESSING AND CONTROL

Granted: October 2, 2014
Application Number: 20140295479
A fluid control and processing system for controlling fluid flow among a plurality of chambers comprises a body including a fluid processing region continuously coupled fluidicly with a fluid displacement region. The fluid displacement region is depressurizable to draw fluid into the fluid displacement region and pressurizable to expel fluid from the fluid displacement region. The body includes at least one external port. The fluid processing region is fluidicly coupled with the at least…

MULTI-CHAMBERED LID APPARATUS

Granted: September 25, 2014
Application Number: 20140284338
A lid apparatus for a multi-chambered container. The lid apparatus has a top-lid that is hingedly attached to a bottom-cap. The top-lid includes one or more openings for fluid filling multiple passages that extend from the bottom-cap. A lower bottom-cap includes welding features for welding to the multi-chambered container.

METHODS OF DETECTING LUNG CANCER

Granted: July 17, 2014
Application Number: 20140200153
Methods of lung cancer in a sample from a patient are provided. Methods of detecting changes in expression of one or more target RNAs associated with lung cancer are also provided. Compositions and kits are also provided.

Universal Docking Bay and Data Door in a Fluidic Analysis System

Granted: April 10, 2014
Application Number: 20140098252
An analytic system for carrying out a chemical assay, the system having a bay with an opening on one side, the bay of a size and shape to enclose a cartridge carrying sample material to be analyzed, one or more mechanisms within the bay through which the cartridge and or material within the cartridge is influenced, a door of a size to cover the opening, a securing mechanism associated with the bay and the door, by which the door is secured when closed.

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A REACTION VESSEL

Granted: April 3, 2014
Application Number: 20140093430
A reaction vessel having a reaction chamber for holding a sample is fabricated by producing a housing having a rigid frame defining the minor walls of the chamber. The housing also defines a port for introducing fluid into the chamber. At least one sheet or film is attached to the rigid frame to form at least one major wall of the chamber. In preferred embodiments, two sheets or films are attached to opposite sides of the rigid frame to form two opposing major walls of the chamber, the…

HONEYCOMB TUBE

Granted: March 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140087958
A honeycomb tube with a planar frame defining a fluidic path between a first planar surface and a second planar surface. A fluidic interface is located at one end of the planar frame. The fluidic interface has a fluidic inlet and fluidic outlet. The fluidic path further includes a well chamber having an well-substrate with a plurality of wells. The well chamber is arranged in the planar frame between the first or second surface and the well-substrate. The well chamber is in fluidic…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING REAGENT BEADS

Granted: January 30, 2014
Application Number: 20140030817
Embodiments of the invention provide an efficient and effective technique for storing and dispensing reagent beads. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided for dispensing reagent beads contained in a bead storage device which includes a bead carrier having a plurality of wells; a plurality of reagent beads disposed in the wells; and a cover tape releasably attached to the bead carrier to cover the wells and retain the reagent beads in the wells. The apparatus comprises a channel in…

FLUID PROCESSING AND CONTROL

Granted: January 2, 2014
Application Number: 20140004621
A fluid control and processing system for controlling fluid flow among a plurality of chambers comprises a body including a fluid processing region continuously coupled fluidicly with a fluid displacement region. The fluid displacement region is depressurizable to draw fluid into the fluid displacement region and pressurizable to expel fluid from the fluid displacement region. The body includes at least one external port. The fluid processing region is fluidicly coupled with the at least…

COMPOSITION, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING AN ANALYTE FROM A SAMPLE

Granted: September 12, 2013
Application Number: 20130236907
An analyte is separated from a fluid sample by introducing the sample into a cartridge having a sample port and a first flow path extending from the sample port. The first flow path includes an extraction chamber containing a solid support for capturing the analyte from the sample. The cartridge has a second flow path for eluting the captured analyte from the extraction chamber, the second flow diverging from the first flow path after passing through the extraction chamber. The sample is…