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Measuring Optical Property By Using Ultraviolet, Infrared, Or Visible Light

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Device for receiving small volume liquid samples
12/04/14 - 20140356234 - Improvements in and relating to devices for receiving liquid samples A device for receiving a liquid sample may form part of a micro sampling head for an instrument such as a spectrophotometer. The device receives a liquid sample to be analysed by a process involving the passing of electromagnetic radiation...

Sensing devices and techniques using 3-d arrays based on surface plasmon excitations
10/30/14 - 20140322081 - Techniques, apparatus, material and systems are described for implementing a three-dimensional composite mushroom-like metallodielectric nanostructure. In one aspect, a surface plasmon based sensing device includes a substrate and a layer of an anti-reflective coating over the substrate. The surface Plasmon based sensing device includes a dielectric material on the anti-reflective...

Reading of assays
10/09/14 - 20140301898 - Disclosed is an assay result reading apparatus for use with an assay in which a detectable substance tends to accumulate within a detection zone of the assay, the reading apparatus comprising: a housing or baffle, having a window therein; a light source which emits light through the window so as...

Parallel optical examinations of a sample
09/25/14 - 20140286826 - The invention relates to a cartridge (400), a sensor device, and a method for the optical examination of a sample. A first output light beam that originates from a total internal reflection at a detection surface of a TIR chamber and a second output light beam (L2′) that comes from...

Device for performing an assay
09/18/14 - 20140271368 - This invention relates to a device for performing an assay to detect an analyte in a fluid sample comprising a channel with reagent deposits comprising a flow control reagent positioned at one or more defined locations therein and a method for producing such a device. In particular, the invention relates...

Microfluidic device for analyzing a pressurized fluid
08/07/14 - 20140219872 - The invention relates to a microfluidic sensor for analyzing a fluid which is in a pipe and which is under a first pressure. The sensor includes a mixer for mixing amount of fluid from the pipe with at least one amount of a reactant from at least one tank, and...

Method and apparatus for automatic staining of tissue samples
07/03/14 - 20140186218 - The present invention concerns an apparatus for staining tissue samples, said apparatus including a reagent section or reagent containers; at least one staining section or tissue samples, a robotic head or robotic element that may move reagent to a predetermined tissue sample, said robotic element being moveable above the reagent...

Dispensing apparatus, analyzer and method for controlling dispensing apparatus
06/19/14 - 20140170026 - There is provided a dispensing apparatus including a dispensing unit; and a drive mechanism. The dispensing unit is configured to support a dispensing nozzle, provide the dispensing nozzle with a material to be dispensed, and allow the dispensing nozzle to discharge the material. The drive mechanism is configured to change...

Automatic analyzer
06/19/14 - 20140170027 - A control unit outputs measurement status information including the time up to the completion of creation of the calibration curve for each of the desired measurement items to a display unit. The output/display of the calibration curve data measurement status for each of the items enables the operator to be...

Sample processing methods and systems to collect and dilute a biological sample
11/21/13 - 20130309136 - Sample processing methods and systems to collect and dilute a biological sample. A device collects a predetermined volume of sample in one chamber, seals the chamber upon activation, and mixes the sample with a predetermined volume of reagent....

Automatic analyzer
11/14/13 - 20130302212 - The invention provides an automatic analyzer having a scattered-light detecting optical system in which a light source is disposed at an angle with respect to a plane of a reaction vessel. This reduces the amount of a sample-reagent mix required for an analysis, thereby reducing the running cost of reagents...

Measuring arrangement for optically evaluating a chemical reaction quantitatively
11/07/13 - 20130294973 - The invention relates to a measuring arrangement for optically evaluating a chemical reaction quantitatively, comprising a sample carrier having a carrier layer and a sample layer having an analysis side and a light outlet side opposite the analysis side, and comprising a photosensitive sensor having a plurality of photodetectors on...

Lab on a chip
10/31/13 - 20130287632 - A Lab On a Chip (LOC) has a Sample Preparation Module (SPM) coupled to a sample inlet, a microchannel coupled to the SPM, and an optic module optically proximate to the microchannel. The optic module holds multiple lenses, each of which has a different effective focal length, such that all...

Microchip
10/10/13 - 20130266483 - A microchip including a fluid circuit therein and a specimen inlet for introducing a specimen containing a first component and a second component different in specific gravity from each other into the fluid circuit is provided, in which the fluid circuit includes a specimen measurement unit connected to the specimen...

Integrated analytical system and method
09/26/13 - 20130251592 - An analytical assembly within a unified device structure for integration into an analytical system. The analytical assembly is scalable and includes a plurality of analytical devices, each of which includes a reaction cell, an optical sensor, and at least one optical element positioned in optical communication with both the reaction...

Flexible ic/microfluidic integration and packaging
09/19/13 - 20130243655 - A flexible IC/microfluidic hybrid integration and packaging method and resulting device. A single flexible elastomer substrate, such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), has dedicated microchannels filled with liquid metals (or low melting point solders) to provide electrical interconnects to a solid-state IC die, such as CMOS, and additional microchannels for hybrid integration...

Methods for uniform metal impregnation into a nanoporous material
09/19/13 - 20130243656 - The methods, systems 400 and apparatus disclosed herein concern metal 150 impregnated porous substrates 110, 210, Certain embodiments of the invention concern methods for producing metal-coated porous silicon substrates 110, 210 that exhibit greatly improved uniformity and depth of penetration of metal 150 deposition. The increased uniformity and depth allow...

Automatic analyzing apparatus
09/19/13 - 20130243657 - An automatic analyzing apparatus which can make an adjustment to a target temperature so as to stabilize the light intensity of an LED and also can make the adjustment to that temperature in a short time is provided. The automatic analyzing apparatus in which an LED is used for a...

Diagnostic tape unit and diagnostic measuring system
09/05/13 - 20130230428 - The invention concerns a diagnostic tape unit with a test tape that can be wound onto a spool which comprises a transport tape and a plurality of test elements mounted thereon, where the test elements have an analytical reagent layer, a carrier foil supporting the reagent layer and a piece...

Low volume assay apparatus
08/01/13 - 20130195722 - Apparatus (1) for determining a property of a sample. The apparatus has a chamber (11, 13) for receiving at least a part of the sample and contains a rotor (15) adapted to rotate within the chamber (11, 13). The apparatus (1) also has a space (17) between the rotor (15)...

Method of modifying the properties of a surface
07/25/13 - 20130189159 - The present invention relates to a method, comprising: coating a surface with a mussel adhesive protein such that a first layer comprising the MAP is achieved on the first surface, and providing a second layer comprising a first plurality of particles on at least a portion of said first layer...

Method and device for analysis and reading
07/18/13 - 20130183199 - An analyzing and reading device and an analyzing and reading method, for reading and analyzing a test strip for assay detection are disclosed. The test strip has a detection zone and a blank zone, the device includes a photoelectric detection circuit and a processor, wherein the photoelectric detection circuit includes...

Automatic analysis device
05/02/13 - 20130108509 - Disclosed is an automatic analysis device including light detectors that detect scattered light, whereby highly reliable analysis results can be obtained by reduction of the effect of noise components. Highly reliable concentration analysis with little effect from noise components can be achieved by calculating the correlation between scattered light detected...

Gel particle measurement device
03/28/13 - 20130078150 - To measure a starting point of production of gel particles with high sensitivity in measurement of a target substance in a sample through a gelation reaction while minimizing light attenuation in a solvent in which a phenomenon occurs, provided is a gel particle measurement device including: a sample cuvet (1)...

Bioreactor vessel having an optical foam sensor
02/14/13 - 20130039810 - A bioreactor vessel has an optical foam sensor (36) with a foam contact surface for contacting the foam to be detected. The foam contact surface is an inner side of a window (38) transparent to light from the visible and ultraviolet spectral range in an outer wall of the bioreactor...

Test device and method
12/20/12 - 20120321519 - A connection assembly for a test device comprises a carriage for receiving at least a portion of a test device and a receptacle for co-operation with the carriage. The carriage is longitudinally movable with respect to the receptacle and is latchable to the receptacle at a predetermined position....

Automatic analysis device
12/13/12 - 20120315190 - There is provided a data processing method that reduces influences of air bubbles and dirt while maintaining changes in light amounts. Two scattering light photoreceivers are disposed in the forward direction. A photoreceiver 33a closer to the optical axis is taken to be a main angle photoreceiver, and a photoreceiver...

Detector module, a method for controlling the detector module and a detection system
12/06/12 - 20120308437 - According to embodiments of the present invention, a detector module is provided. The detector module includes: a chip configured to receive at least one specimen; a first light-emitting diode configured to illuminate the at least one specimen; and a first photodetector configured to detect light emitted from the at least...

Portable chemical detector
11/29/12 - 20120301361 - A portable chemical detector, an embodiment including a material that contains a dye and is permeable to one or more chemicals that activate the dye, a light emitter to transmit light through the material and dye, a light detector to detect the light and a housing in which the material...

System for testing a bodily fluid sample
11/29/12 - 20120301362 - The invention relates to a system for testing a sample of bodily fluid, comprising a carrier band, which carries a plurality of consumable elements, wherein one end of the carrier band is attached to a wind-up device for winding the carrier band, together with used consumable elements, onto a reel...

Analysis device
11/15/12 - 20120288409 - An analysis device using scattering light is provided capable of, when a foreign substance such as a bubble is mixed in a measurement target or is attached in a reaction container, reducing the influence by the foreign substance while improving the S/N ratio characteristics. Two or more detectors are disposed...

Biochip with a piezoelectric element for ultrasonic standing wave generation
11/08/12 - 20120282140 - The present invention relates to a biochip with a piezoelectric element for ultrasonic standing wave generation. The biochip comprises an upper module, a lower module, and a chemical sensor. The piezoelectric element is integrated within the upper module of the biochip. The piezoelectric element can generate ultrasonic standing waves (USW)...

Automatic analyzer
11/08/12 - 20120282141 - An automatic analyzer and an automatic analyzing system to identify samples and reagents used in the analyzer and members used in measurement of at least two objects in common: system reagents or buffer solution; sensor parts; probes; nozzles; chips; dispensing cups; tubes; ISE electrodes; detectors; deionized water; and waste, and...

Scanning tunneling microscope assembly, reactor, and system
09/27/12 - 20120244038 - An embodiment of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) reactor includes a pressure vessel, an STM assembly, and three spring coupling objects. The pressure vessel includes a sealable port, an interior, and an exterior. An embodiment of an STM system includes a vacuum chamber, an STM reactor, and three springs. The...

Oestrus detector
09/27/12 - 20120244039 - An oestrus detector 100 includes a reservoir portion 135 which contains a coloured liquid. The detector 100 further includes a generally planar portion 110 that is attached to and sealed from the reservoir portion 135, except for an open or closed passage 111 in a seal line separating the reservoir...

Structures for controlling light interaction with microfluidic devices
09/20/12 - 20120237401 - Systems and methods for improved measurement of absorbance/transmission through fluidic systems are described. Specifically, in one set of embodiments, optical elements are fabricated on one side of a transparent fluidic device opposite a series of fluidic channels. The optical elements may guide incident light passing through the device such that...

Test sensor and method for manufacturing the same
09/13/12 - 20120230874 - According to one embodiment of the present invention, an optical-based test sensor for use in the determination of an analyte in a liquid sample is disclosed. The test sensor includes a base, a polymer carrier, and a test membrane. The base has a capillary channel formed in a surface of...

Process analyzer
08/02/12 - 20120195799 - A process analyzer for detection of an analyte in a liquid under analysis includes a base module and an exchangeable cartridge module. The exchangeable cartridge module comprises a sample taking device comprising a membrane configured to obtain a sample from the liquid under analysis. A first pump mechanism is configured...

System and method for repositioning a diagnostic test strip after inoculation
07/26/12 - 20120189497 - A system for analyzing the concentration of an analyte in a fluid sample comprises a test strip and a meter. The test strip is capable of being inoculated by the fluid sample. The test strip includes a test element, which contains at least one reagent adapted to cause a reaction...

Assay preparation plates, fluid assay preparation and analysis systems, and methods for preparing and analyzing assays
07/19/12 - 20120183441 - A fluid assay preparation and analysis system is provided which includes a pipette disposed above an assay plate receiving area, a magnet disposed below the assay plate receiving area in approximate alignment with the pipette, and an actuator configured to move the magnet proximate the assay plate receiving area. A...

Body fluid testing component for simultaneous analyte detection
07/19/12 - 20120183442 - An analyte testing device is provided for use with a mobile processing device having a camera with a lens, a processor for processing an image captured by the lens. The analyte testing device comprises a casing and a test strip positioner. The test strip positioner positions an analyte containing test...

Analyzer
07/12/12 - 20120177538 - The analyzer according to the embodiment comprises an irradiation optical part that irradiates a mixture inside reaction tubes with light from a light source. Moreover, a detection optical part detects light transmitted through the mixture. Moreover, the irradiation optical part comprises a first optical element in which the light source...

Chemical reservoir for portable explosive or drug detection system
06/28/12 - 20120164030 - A chemical test system includes a elastic collapsible tank to maintain constant chemical delivery rate of chemical inside the collapsible tank; and a test swipe including a base and one or more swipe pad positioned on the base to receive chemical for detecting an explosive or drug compound from the...

Microfluidic apparatus with integrated porous-substrate/sensor for real-time (bio) chemical molecule detection
06/07/12 - 20120141329 - Microfluidic apparatus including integrated porous substrate/sensors that may be used for detecting targeted biological and chemical molecules and compounds. In one aspect, upper and lower microfluidic channels are defined in respective halves of a substrate, which are sandwiched around a porous membrane upon assembly. In other aspect, the upper and...

Automatic analyzer
06/07/12 - 20120141330 - To be adapted to various types of latex reagents for detecting scattered light and thereby measuring agglutination reactions with high sensitivity while sufficiently ensuring integration time. To be adapted to various types of latex particles of different particle sizes, a plurality of light receivers are arranged in a plane perpendicular...

Methods and systems for delivery of fluidic samples to sensor arrays
05/17/12 - 20120121466 - Total analysis systems and methods for simultaneously monitoring a suite of biological and/or chemical species in water and/or other process systems are disclosed. The system provides a sample-volume controlled sensor array comprising a fluid delivery device and a plurality of optical sensor elements for determining the presence and total concentrations...

Flow module
05/10/12 - 20120114527 - The present invention relates to a channel plate comprising a number of rows of units, at least one inlet and at least one outlet, at least one turning box, wherein turning boxes being connections between two adjacent rows of units in the channel plate, that fluid may flow from one...

Multilayered optical sensing patch and retaining plug therefor
05/03/12 - 20120107179 - A multilayered optical sensing patch, for the measurement of conditions, such as pH, oxygen level, etc, within containers, is provided. The multilayered optical sensing patch of the present invention is comprised of a heat sealable polymer substrate layer, and a polymeric sensing membrane later attached thereto. The polymer sensing membrane...

Chemical analysis apparatus
02/23/12 - 20120045369 - A chemical analysis apparatus is disclosed as having a liquid flow train assembly for creating a flowing liquid sample stream guided from a sample inlet through the apparatus in a capillary tubing arrangement at low liquid flow rates, the sample containing an analyte to be measured; a reagents dosing and...

Analytical test element and process for its production
01/26/12 - 20120020839 - An analytical test element is provided having a surface comprising a chemical detection layer on which a spreading net is disposed, the spreading net being configured to provide for the planar distribution of a liquid sample on the detection layer. The spreading net generally comprises a filament structure coated with...

Detection system
01/26/12 - 20120020840 - A system for detecting small quantities of agent such as DNA in a larger volume of substance is disclosed. The system includes a radiation emitter arranged so as to emit radiation on to a quantity of substance containing the agent. The incident radiation excites the agent causing it to emit...

Reaction container holder and analyzer
12/22/11 - 20110311397 - A reaction container holder capable of inhibiting the lowering of the transfer efficiency of heat transferred from a rotating member to a bottom surface of a reaction container, and an analyzer comprising the reaction container holder, are provided. In a reaction container holder comprising: a retaining member unit comprising a...

Cartridge for measuring biological sample component and apparatus for measuring biological sample component
12/01/11 - 20110293479 - A cartridge for measuring a biological sample component and an apparatus for measuring a biological sample component are provided. The cartridge for measuring a biological sample component includes: an upper cartridge having a first chamber storing a biological sample, a first channel connected to the first chamber and delivering air...

Mixing cartridge and sample testing device
11/10/11 - 20110274585 - According to one embodiment, a mixing cartridge mixes a first solution containing a sample with a second solution corresponding to a measurement item of the sample to be tested. The mixing cartridge includes a member, a first liquid supplying unit, a second liquid supplying unit, and a separating unit. A...

Micro-fluidic device and sample testing apparatus using the same
10/20/11 - 20110256026 - A microfluidic device having a delay structure and a sample testing apparatus including the microfluidic device are provided. The microfluidic device includes: a reaction chamber which contains a reagent capable of reacting with a sample; a distribution channel through which the sample is provided to the reaction chamber; an inlet...

Method for producing a magazine by injection molding, and a magazine for an analysis device
10/13/11 - 20110250093 - Method for the injection-molding production of a magazine having a plurality of chambers, separated by partition walls, including an outer wall formed by an outer wall of the magazine. The method uses a casting mold having an outer wall channel corresponding to the outer wall of the magazine, and partition...

Device and method for pressure-driven plug transport
07/21/11 - 20110176966 - The present invention provides microfabricated substrates and methods of conducting reactions within these substrates. The reactions occur in plugs transported in the flow of a carrier-fluid....

Apparatus, system and method for label-free quantitative detection of biomolecules
07/14/11 - 20110171072 - Embodiments of apparatuses, systems, and methods for label-free detection of biomolecules. In one embodiment, a system includes a light source configured to emit broadband Gaussian light. The system may also include an optical fiber coupled to the light source. Additionally, the system may include an optical sensor. The optical sensor...

Stopped-flow chip
07/07/11 - 20110165025 - A chip for performing and measuring chemical reactions, interactions (bonds), and/or conformational changes, especially fast chemical reactions and processes. The chip includes a base plate, which is made of a polymer material that is transparent at least in the measuring zone, and having. fluid ducts parallel to the plane of...

Device for the photometric examination of samples
03/31/11 - 20110076199 - A device for the photometric examination of samples has a sample-holder apparatus for at least two sample vessels, and a measuring apparatus and a moveable apparatus. The sample-holder apparatus is designed to be stationary, and the measuring apparatus is arranged on the moveable apparatus such that it can be displaced...

Detection system for detecting and measuring metal ions in an aqueous medium
03/03/11 - 20110052447 - A detection system for detecting and measuring a metal ion in an aqueous medium includes a substrate that provides mechanical stability and is sized and shaped to intercept an optical beam (for example, a beam in the ultraviolet, visible or infraredregion). A reactive material is attached to the substrate, for...

Test element analysis system
02/10/11 - 20110033341 - A test element analysis system for the analytical investigation of a liquid sample, comprising a test element including a carrier film having at least one flat side and a test field secured to the flat side and an evaluation instrument including a test element holder for positioning a test element...

Method for formation of reagent layer in analysis apparatus, method for manufacture of anlalysis apparatus, and analysis apparatus
02/03/11 - 20110027129 - The present invention relates to a method for forming a reagent layer in an analytical tool including a first step of holding a reagent-containing liquid onto a substrate, and a second step of drying the reagent-containing liquid. A liquid containing a tetraborate as a drying accelerator is used as the...

Material compositions for sensors for determination of chemical species at trace concentrations and method of using sensors
01/20/11 - 20110014087 - A method of quantitatively measuring the concentration of a chemical species in a sample solution with a sensor film. A hydrogel sensor film is prepared having a chemical composition comprising an indicator that changes its optical property in the ultra-violet, visible or near-infrared spectral range upon being exposed to the...

Optimized detector readout for biosensor
01/13/11 - 20110008213 - The present invention provides a biosensor system comprising a light source, a cartridge adapted to be illuminated by said light source, a light detector adapted for detecting a signal originating from the cartridge, an illumination control means adapted to vary the illumination of the cartridge between at least two different...

Analysis method, analysis device and production method therefor
01/06/11 - 20110002813 - The present invention relates to a technique for analyzing the concentration of a specific component in a sample liquid, such as a method for analyzing a sample. The analyzing method includes a first detection step for irradiating light from a light source (50) onto a reaction system to detect a...

Grating-based sensor combining label-free binding detection and fluorescence amplification and readout system for sensor
12/30/10 - 20100329933 - A grating-based sensor is disclosed that has a grating structure constructed and designed for both evanescent resonance (ER) fluorescence detection and label-free detection applications. Some embodiments are disclosed which are optimized for ER detection in an air mode, in which the sample is dry. Other embodiments are optimized for ER...

Microfluidic molecular-flow fractionator and bioreactor with integrated active/passive diffusion barrier
12/23/10 - 20100322825 - A microfluidic device and method is disclosed for fractionating and/or trapping selected molecules with a diffusion barrier or porous membrane. The device includes a source fluid flow channel and a target fluid flow channel. The target fluid flow channel and the source fluid flow channel meet at cross-channel area and...

Optical biosensor
12/09/10 - 20100310422 - The present invention relates to an optical biosensor comprising a porous matrix. In the specific case, reference is made to anodized porous alumina, on the surface of which the biological component specific for the analyte in question is immobilized, and to an optical-signal detector connected to said matrix. The present...

Frustrated total internal reflection biosensor cartridge
12/09/10 - 20100310423 - The present invention provides a biosensor cartridge (11) comprising a bottom portion (1) with a well (2) adapted to accommodate a liquid sample and a cover portion (3) for closing said well (2). The well (2) has a sensor surface (4). The bottom portion (1) is adapted for allowing light...

Organic materials able to detect analytes
12/09/10 - 20100310424 - The present invention generally relates to polymers with lasing characteristics that allow the polymers to be useful in detecting analytes. In one aspect, the polymer, upon an interaction with an analyte, may exhibit a change in a lasing characteristic that can be determined in some fashion. For example, interaction of...