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Content or effect of a constituent of a liquid mixture

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
073610430 Liquid constituent of a liquid mixture 287
073610710 For measuring solid components (e.g., particles) 64
073610760 By thermal measurement 10
073610420 Metallic particle constituent 7
073610790 By vibration 6
073610630 Settling or filtering ability 6
073610780 By pressure measurement 3
20110011165METHOD FOR PLANNING ROAD ASPHALTS - The subject of the present invention is a new method for designing road asphalts, comprising:—the determination of the optimal bitumen content with compacting experiments using samples made of asphalt mixtures; the optimal bitumen content being the one at which the receptive void volume has a minimum value, depending on the bitumen content; that is, where the compactness of the sample is the highest, and by changing the mass rates in the asphalt mixture, the bitumen content is set to the optimal bitumen content at most. The optimal bitumen content provides the possibility to aim for reaching the highest compactness, i.e. the smallest possible void volume which provides the most favorable fatigue and solidity characteristics.01-20-2011
20100192679SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETECT PARTICULATE DEBRIS IN A FLUID - Methods and systems are provided for detecting presence of a target particulate of predetermined size (e.g., engine wear debris) in a fluid (e.g., an engine lubricant) by providing at least one pair of serially fluid-connected upstream test and downstream reference filtration elements in the fluid. At least the upstream test filtration element has a filtration size rating that is sufficient to remove a predetermined amount of the target particulate from the fluid. The differential pressure of the fluid may then be measured (e.g., by suitable pressure transducers) across each of the test and reference filtration elements. By comparing the differential pressure across the test filtration element to the differential pressure across reference filtration element, the presence of the target particulate in the fluid can thereby be detected by an increase in differential pressure across the test filtration element in comparison to the differential pressure across the reference filtration element. The methods and systems of the invention thus allow for the detection of target particulates that is independent of the fluid flow rate and/or temperature (viscosity, density).08-05-2010
20100064780Pressure Determination In Microfludic Systems - Methods and apparatus for measuring changes in pressure in a fluidic system are described. In one aspect, an apparatus for measuring pressure as described herein includes a test channel (e.g., a first fluidic channel (03-18-2010
073610620 Depositing characteristic 3
20110283780Device and Method for Detecting Deposits - A device and a method for detecting deposits (11-24-2011
20110203353Systems and methods for evaluating asphaltene deposition inhibitors - Disclosed are methods of determining the effectiveness of an asphaltene deposition inhibitor in oilfield applications. Such methods typically comprising the steps of introducing an oil well fluid into a microfluidic/millifluidic system; introducing a mixture of an asphaltene deposition inhibitor and carrier into the microfluidic/millifluidic system; introducing a precipitating agent, typically comprising heptane, into the microfluidic/millifluidic system; and optionally introducing toluene into the microfluidic/millifluidic system; then observing the presence or absence of asphaltene aggregation within the microfluidic/millifluidic system.08-25-2011
20090100912Process For Evaluating Fouling Caused By Refinery Feedstocks - The fouling caused by a refinery feedstock on one or more refinery processes, said process comprising: (i) providing a plurality of refinery feedstocks and/or a plurality of fractions of one or more refinery feedstocks, (ii) providing an array comprising a plurality of metal samples representative of metallurgy present in a refinery, (iii) contacting each of the plurality of metal samples with one or more of said (iv) refinery feedstocks or fractions under non-static conditions, and determining the fouling of said refinery feedstock or fraction thereof. Preferably, the metal samples are in the form of a microfabricated array and the testing is carried out in parallel using high throughput experimentation.04-23-2009
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20130036798Amperometric Sensor System - A sensor system that measures at least one parameter of water includes an electronics subsystem and includes a sensor housing electrically and mechanically coupled to the electronics subsystem. The sensor housing encloses a chamber that receives water via at least one inlet and that releases water via at least one outlet. At least one sensor has at least one electrode exposed to water in the chamber. A flow generator causes water to flow through the chamber. A plurality of objects within the chamber move in response to the water flow and abrasively clean the at least one electrode. Preferably, the sensor system includes a chlorine sensor having at least two electrodes. The electronics subsystem applies a first differential voltage between the two electrodes during a measurement interval and then applies a second differential voltage between the two electrodes during an interval following the measurement interval.02-14-2013
20100101309System and method for measuring the concentration of magnetic ballast in a moving slurry - A system for measuring the concentration of magnetic ballast in a moving slurry including a detection conduit surrounded by a set of coaxial detection coils configured to receive the moving slurry, a reference conduit surrounded by a set of coaxial coils, an AC power source for establishing a magnetic field in one of the detection coils and one of the reference coils, and a measurement subsystem for measuring the differential induced voltage between one of the set of coaxial detection coils and one of the set of coaxial reference coils to determine the concentration of the magnetic ballast in the moving slurry.04-29-2010
20130036799Amperometric Sensor System - A sensor system that measures at least one parameter of water includes an electronics subsystem and includes a sensor housing electrically and mechanically coupled to the electronics subsystem. The sensor housing encloses a chamber that receives water via at least one inlet and that releases water via at least one outlet. At least one sensor has at least one electrode exposed to water in the chamber. A flow generator causes water to flow through the chamber. A plurality of objects within the chamber move in response to the water flow and abrasively clean the at least one electrode. Preferably, the sensor system includes a chlorine sensor having at least two electrodes. The electronics subsystem applies a first differential voltage between the two electrodes during a measurement interval and then applies a second differential voltage between the two electrodes during an interval following the measurement interval.02-14-2013
20120180554TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON (TOC) FLUID SENSOR - A total organic carbon (TOC) fluid sensor (07-19-2012
20120216606INSPECTION OF INSTALLED/MANUFACTURED MATERIAL - An apparatus and a method for monitoring a ratio of at least two mixed components use a sensor for detecting taggant particles in one of the components of the mixed material after installation. The sensor is positioned adjacent a surface of the installed mixture and is connected to a control device for displaying an indication of a mixture ratio of the components below the surface. The control device also generates a profile of the mixture ratio of the installed mixed material versus a distance from the surface.08-30-2012
20120216605Amperometric Sensor System - A sensor system that measures at least one parameter of water includes an electronics subsystem and includes a sensor housing electrically and mechanically coupled to the electronics subsystem. The sensor housing encloses a chamber that receives water via at least one inlet and that releases water via at least one outlet. At least one sensor has at least one electrode exposed to water in the chamber. A flow generator causes water to flow through the chamber. A plurality of objects within the chamber move in response to the water flow and abrasively clean the at least one electrode. Preferably, the sensor system includes a chlorine sensor having at least two electrodes. The electronics subsystem applies a first differential voltage between the two electrodes during a measurement interval and then applies a second differential voltage between the two electrodes during an interval following the measurement interval.08-30-2012
20120216604METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING A CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE BY SUBSTITUTIONAL STRIPPING VOLTAMMETRY AND A SENSOR CHIP USED THEREFOR - Provided are a method for quantifying a chemical substance with high accuracy by substitutional stripping voltammetry, and a sensor chip used therefor. A method for quantifying a chemical substance in a sample solution, comprising the following steps: (a) preparing a sensor chip having a stripping gel covered with a protection gel, (b) supplying the sample solution to the surface of the sensor chip to cover the surface with the solution, (c) applying a potential to the first working electrode with potentiostat, and connecting the second working electrode to the stripping electrode to generate reactions on the electrodes, (d) applying a potential to the stripping electrode in a condition where no potential is applied to either the first or the second working electrode to measure a current through the stripping electrode, and (e) calculating, on the basis of the current, the concentration of the oxidation-reduction substance to quantify the chemical substance.08-30-2012
20120216603Adaptive real-time contaminant detection and early warning for drinking water distribution systems - A method for monitoring water in a distribution system is disclosed where the sensor sampling schedule is changed in real time in response to a contaminant or other chemical passing through the sampling location. This results in finer determination of where the contaminant is located in the water distribution and identification of the contaminant with a lower false rate than random or scheduled sampling.08-30-2012
20100269572Microfluidic Device Integrating Sensing Element And Method - A sensing device and method are provided for sensing a target. The sensing device includes a body having a first inner surface at least partially defining a channel network for receiving the target therein. A liquid crystal is anchored to the first inner surface of the body and includes a plurality of mesogens. Each mesogen is movable between a first orientation and a second orientation in response to communication with the target.10-28-2010
20120222468ATTACHMENT DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING CONSTITUENTS WITHIN A FLUID - An attachment device for identifying one or more constituents within a fluid includes a first end configured to selectively attach to an opening of a container of holding a fluid, and a sensor coupled to the attachment body. The sensor further includes one or more sensor elements positioned to detect and analyze a fluid within the container. The sensor is further configured to perform one or more tests on the fluid, wherein the one or more tests are useful in identifying one or more constituents within the fluid.09-06-2012
20120000274ION-SENSING CHARGE-ACCUMULATION CIRCUITS AND METHODS - An ion-sensitive circuit can include a charge accumulation device, to accumulate a plurality of charge packets as a function of an ion concentration of a fluid, and at least one control and readout transistor, to generate an output signal as a function of the accumulated plurality of charge packets, the output signal representing the ion concentration of the solution. The charge accumulation device can include a first charge control electrode above a first electrode semiconductor region, an electrically floating gate structure above a gate semiconductor region and below an ion-sensitive passivation surface, a second charge control electrode above a second electrode semiconductor region, and a drain diffusion region. The first control electrode can control entry of charge into a gate semiconductor region in response to a first control signal. The ion-sensitive passivation surface can be configured to receive the fluid. The second charge control electrode can control transmission of the plurality of charge packets out of the gate semiconductor region and into the drain diffusion region in response to a second control signal. The drain diffusion region can receive the plurality of charge packets from the gate semiconductor region via the second electrode semiconductor region.01-05-2012
20120174656Zinc Oxide Sulfur Sensor Measurement System - A measurement system is disclosed for determining a sulfur concentration in a liquid, such as a liquid fuel. The measurement system includes a first electrode that is at least partially coated with zinc oxide and, more specifically, zinc oxide microstructures. The zinc oxide microstructures have a crystal lattice structure that is oriented in the (002) plane. The first electrode may be connected to an electrometer which, in turn, may be connected to a second electrode. The second electrode may be disposed on a common substrate with the first electrode or may be in the form of a plate disposed substantially parallel to the first electrode.07-12-2012
20120192626Zinc Oxide Sulfur Sensors and Methods of Manufacture Thereof - A sensor is disclosed for determining a sulfur concentration in a liquid, such as a liquid fuel. The sensor includes a substrate that is at least partially coated with zinc oxide and, more specifically, zinc oxide microstructures. The zinc oxide microstructures have a crystal lattice structure that is oriented in the (002) plane, are oxygen-deficient and have a rod-like microstructure. If the substrate is conductive, it may be connected directly to a working electrode which is connected to a potentiometer which, in turn, is connected to a reference electrode. If the substrate is non-conductive, the conductive layer can be deposited on the substrate prior to deposition of the zinc oxide to form a working electrode. An application of a constant current (or voltage) to either electrode will result in a voltage across (or current flow between) the working and reference electrodes.08-02-2012
20130118236AQUATIC POLLUTION MONITORING - The effects of pollution in an aquatic mass may be monitored by measuring changes in various parameters of sessile organisms, particularly bivalves such as mussels. Particular parameters measured include particle clearance rate, oxygen consumption and apical growth.05-16-2013
20090044604Portable Measuring Facility for Determining A Medically Significant Analyte Concentration - A portable measuring facility for determining the concentration of an analyte in a living body may comprise a sensor configured to determine the concentration of an analyte in a liquid, and a liquid conveying facility. The liquid conveying facility may have a liquid line configured to be connected to a probe that is implantable into tissue of the living body, a pump configured to pump the liquid from the probe through the liquid line to the sensor, and a degassing facility configured to degas the liquid pumped from the probe through the liquid line to the sensor.02-19-2009
20090211344ANALYTE SENSORS AND METHODS OF USE - Analyte sensors for determining the concentration of an analyte in a sample. The sensors have a sample chamber having an inlet with a projection extending from an edge of the sensor for facilitating flow of sample into the sample chamber.08-27-2009
20120103072PROGNOSTIC ASSAYS FOR MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS - Described herein are methods for determining the overall survival of maintenance hemodialysis patients. The methods include measuring low density lipoprotein (LDL) particle size and subfraction concentrations as prognostic tools for early mortality risk detection. For example, the presence of increased very small LDL concentration or decreased LDL particle size in blood-serum serves as a useful means for prognostic risk assessment and monitoring.05-03-2012
20120103071STREAM DETECTION AND/OR CHARACTERIZATION FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING IN A REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet and a refrigerating compartment within the refrigerator cabinet. A beverage dispensing system is operatively connected to the refrigerator cabinet, the beverage dispensing system configured to dispense a stream of a beverage. The beverage dispensing system includes a light source and a light sensor positioned on opposite sides of the stream of the beverage. The beverage dispensing system is configured for detecting if dispensement of the beverage is occurring and characterizing the volume or amount of the beverage being dispensed.05-03-2012
20090314063METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ACCESS RECIRCULATION - A switch valve for use in an extracorporeal blood flow circuit comprises a valve housing having a chamber, four openings communicating with the chamber, and a valve member located in the valve chamber. A first opening is to be connected to a patient via an arterial cannula, a second opening is to be connected to a patient via an venous cannula, a third opening is to be connected to a first inlet/outlet of a blood treatment device, and a fourth opening is to be connected to a second inlet/outlet of a blood treatment device. The valve member is movable within the valve housing to fluidly connect the first opening to either the third or the fourth opening and to fluidly connect the second opening to either the third or the fourth opening. The width of the valve member is smaller than a peripheral dimension of the openings.12-24-2009
20090078030Test Sensor With a Fluid Chamber Opening - A test sensor adapted to assist in determining the analyte concentration in a fluid sample comprises a lid and a base. The lid has an upper lid surface and a lower lid surface. The lid has a first lid end, a second lid end, a first lid side, and a second lid side. The base has an upper base surface and a lower base surface. The base further has a first base end, a second base end, a first base side, and a second base side. The lid and base are attached such that a fluid chamber is formed between a portion of the lower lid surface and the upper base surface at or near the first lid end and the first base end. The fluid chamber is adapted to receive the fluid sample between at least the first base side and the first lid side, between the first lid end and the first lid end, or the combination thereof.03-26-2009
20100212406COLLECTION OF DISSOLVED GASES FROM GROUNDWATER - A system for rapid collection of large volumes of dissolved gases from groundwater pumps the water from a large-diameter passage through a small-diameter restrictor passage, and then into a flow-through collection chamber. The small-diameter passage causes a drop in the hydrostatic pressure of the groundwater traveling therein, causing spontaneous ebullition of gas bubbles, which are then collected in the collection chamber. A treatment station within the passages selectively alters the concentration of dissolved gases within the groundwater. Testing reveals that the gases are collected in proportion to their presence in the groundwater, and thus the system allows accurate quantification of concentrations of dissolved gas in groundwater. The system may beneficially be made easily portable, thereby allowing its use in the field, as well as in laboratory settings.08-26-2010
20090107216DUAL-BAND MICRO-PLANAR INVERTED F ANTENNA USED FOR BIOMOLECULAR FINGER PRINT AND ITS IDENTIFICATION METHOD - The present invention relates to a dual-band micro-planar inverted F antenna (MPIFA), which is made based on a new type of printed circuit board (PCB), and its identification method to all different biomolecular concentration. This device works under 3 GHz and 7 GHz microwave frequency bands, and can predict the relationship for different absorbed biomolecular concentrations versus frequencies with the impedance value, dB(S(1,1)) parameter, and the variance of phase versus the frequency obtained from the measurement.04-30-2009
20100089133NANOBUBBLE-CONTAINING LIQUID PRODUCING APPARATUS AND NANOBUBBLE-CONTAINING LIQUID PRODUCING METHOD - A nanobubble-containing liquid producing apparatus includes: a microbubble generating device that prepares a microbubble-containing liquid with use of a liquid introduced into a microbubble generation tank and discharges the microbubble-containing liquid into the microbubble generation tank; a micro-nanobubble generating device that prepares a micro-nanobubble-containing liquid with use of the microbubble-containing liquid introduced into a micro-nanobubble generation tank and discharges the micro-nanobubble-containing liquid into the micro-nanobubble generation tank; and a nanobubble generating device that prepares a nanobubble-containing liquid with use of the micro-nanobubble-containing liquid introduced into a nanobubble generation tank and discharges the nanobubble-containing liquid into the nanobubble generation tank. Therefore, an apparatus for producing a nanobubble-containing liquid with use of general-purpose products can be manufactured at low cost and in a short period of time.04-15-2010
20100000300Device for measuring physical and/or chemical parameters of water circulating in a treatment circuit of a leisure pool - Device for measuring physical and/or chemical parameters of water circulating in a treatment circuit of a leisure pool, which comprises: 01-07-2010
20090320569Adjustable height liquid level management tools and systems - A lift mechanism positioned on a tank containing potentially explosive gases, corrosive material and/or poisonous material with the motor of the mechanism on top of the lift and more than 5 feet away from any vent or outlet of the tank and one or more devices inside the tank being moved and positioned by the lift mechanism.12-31-2009
20080229808Device capable of automatically ejecting testing strip - A biosensing device capable of automatically ejecting a testing strip is disclosed. The biosensing device includes: a measuring circuit, for measuring a sample of the testing strip to generate a measurement result; and a solenoid, having a moveable part, the moveable part being directly or indirectly connected to the testing strip, the solenoid being utilized for moving the moveable part to eject the testing strip from the biosensing device through a movement of the moveable part.09-25-2008
20120198922Dual Analyzer System for Biological fluid - The described apparatus for analyzing a biological sample includes a first analysis instrument fluidly connected to a reservoir for receiving a first flow of the biological fluid and adapted for performing a measurement of a property of the biological sample. A second analysis instrument is fluidly connected to the reservoir for receiving a second flow of the biological fluid and adapted for performing a thermally controlled analysis of the biological sample. The second analysis instrument includes a thermally controlled chamber. A flow stopping device stops the second flow within the thermally controlled chamber in order to allow the second analysis instrument to perform the thermally controlled analysis of the biological sample. The first analysis instrument may include, for example, a hematology analyzer or a flow cytometer, and the second analysis instrument may include, for example, a dynamic light scattering instrument.08-09-2012
20120198921PROCESS ANALYSIS UNIT - A process analysis unit includes a base module and an exchangeable cartridge module. The base module comprises at least one independent pump drive, and an analyte sensor without a fluidic measuring section. The cartridge module comprises a liquid reservoir tank, a sample taking device, at least one drive-less pump mechanism configured as a peristaltic membrane pump, a fluidic measuring section for the analyte sensor, and a plastic material plate with groove-like microfluidic channels configured to connect the liquid reservoir tank, the at least one drive-less pump mechanism, and a measuring section. The drive-less pump mechanism is driven pneumatically and pumps a liquid from the liquid reservoir tank. When the cartridge module is connected to the base module, the at least one drive-less pump mechanism is connected to and is driven by the at least one independent pump drive, and the fluidic measuring section is connected to the analyte sensor.08-09-2012
20120144902OXYGENATED BUTANOL GASOLINE COMPOSITION HAVING GOOD DRIVEABILITY PERFORMANCE - Gasoline blends and methods for producing gasoline blends containing high concentrations of a butanol isomer and having good cold start and warm-up driveability characteristics are disclosed.06-14-2012
20090173145APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ANALYTE CONTENT IN A FLUID - An apparatus and method to determine analytes in a fluid. One aspect of the present invention is for the determination of the oil content of water using UV, near-IR, IR or Raman spectroscopy or radiometry. In certain embodiments, a solid membrane material absorbs analytes from fluid brought into contact with it. The membrane is subsequently placed in a FTIR spectrometer, which spectrometer is enabled to determine the concentration of analytes in fluid by calibration. Certain embodiments can determine the type of hydrocarbon present, and thus can differentiate Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) from Total Oil and Grease (TOG), without any separate sample preparation.07-09-2009
20120304743CARBON QUANTIFYING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A carbon quantifying cell (12-06-2012
20100011842BIOCHEMICAL ASSAY METHODS - Biochemical Assay Methods. There is described a method for determining a value that allows the effect that a compound has on a target to be compared with the effect that another compound has on the target, which method comprises adding the compound, at a concentration which continuously varies with time, to a flow of the target. The method can be carried out using a microfluidic system.01-21-2010
20120055238OPTICAL ANALYSIS DEVICE - The invention relates to an optical analysis device for analyzing a medium in a measurement volume, comprising a housing having an opening, a flange for holding the housing in a reception opening of the measurement volume and an optical analysis unit in the housing. In accordance with the invention, a fastening stub provided at the housing and including the opening is provided for fastening the housing in the flange, with the fastening stub having an outer geometry which is matched to the inner geometry of the flange such that it can be displaced in the flange in the direction of the measurement volume and away from it. A clip is provided with which the flange and the fastening stub can be connected to one another in shape-matched and/or force-transmitting manner in different positions of the fastening stub in the flange.03-08-2012
20120234082Systems and Methods for Analyzing Liquids under Vacuum - Systems and methods for supporting a liquid against a vacuum pressure in a chamber can enable analysis of the liquid surface using vacuum-based chemical analysis instruments. No electrical or fluid connections are required to pass through the chamber walls. The systems can include a reservoir, a pump, and a liquid flow path. The reservoir contains a liquid-phase sample. The pump drives flow of the sample from the reservoir, through the liquid flow path, and back to the reservoir. The flow of the sample is not substantially driven by a differential between pressures inside and outside of the liquid flow path.09-20-2012
20130008236METHOD FOR STANDARDIZING MEASURED RESULTS IN A SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THROMBOCYTE FUNCTION - The invention is in the field of coagulation diagnostics and relates to in vitro methods for determining thrombocyte function using measuring cells, particularly measuring cells of the PFA system. The methods make it possible to obtain standardized measured results which are comparable, irrespective of the type of measuring cell used.01-10-2013
20130014565Method for use if microdialysis - Very accurate measurements of mass transfer can be made rapidly by permitting diffusion of an agent desired to be measured into or out of a small, very precisely known volume of a microdialysis probe, then rapidly pumping or flushing (“pulsing”) the probe with a known volume of fluid as a single pulse. The diffusion and pulsing may be repeated. The method, hereinafter called pulsatile microdialysis (PMD) to distinguish it from prior art continuous flow microdialysis, is useful for measurements in a number of processes, including protein binding, adsorption to binding agents such as activated charcoal, release from microemulsion drug delivery systems, determination of drug diffusion coefficients and concentrations, and for various other purposes.01-17-2013
20130167621BIOLOGICAL DETECTION DEVICE AND DETECTING METHOD - The present invention discloses a biological detection device and a detecting method. The biological detection device comprises a substrate, an electric field unit, a liquid crystal/polymer composite film (LCPCF), a power supply, a processing unit, and an image sensor. Because of the electrically tunable orientations of the liquid crystal (LC) director anchored among the polymer grains, the wettability of the LCPCF changes with an applied electric field. As a result, we can manipulate a blood droplet on the LCPCF by a wettability gradient owing to the distribution of LC directors on the LCPCF. The motion states of the blood droplet can be related to the various qualities of the blood, and finally determines the health of the test sample. The change of contact angle of blood on LCPCF and the blood droplet motion on LCPCF indicate the concentration of TG and the concentration of HDL.07-04-2013
20080223115Mixing and Dispensing Homogeneous Compounds of a Reactant on a Surface - A method for mixing and dispensing homogeneous compounds on a surface, at least one reactant in a carrier fluid in laminar flow, and cell (09-18-2008
20130091932Process and Method for Broad Spectrum Amino Acid Challenged Urinary Organic Acids - Discloses is a process for detecting and evaluating metabolic disturbances and specific nutrient insufficiencies within an individual. The bio-chemical pathways of the individual are challenged by consuming an oral amino acid supplement prior to urine sample collection. The oral amino acid supplement includes at least two of the amino acids selected from the group: L-Valine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Tryptophan, L-Histidine, and L-Alanine. After processing the amino acid supplement, a urine sample is collected and a urinary organic acid profile is evaluated. The levels of metabolic markers within the organic acid profile are evaluated to determine the presence of metabolic disturbances, nutrient insufficiencies, genetic impairments, toxicant impairments, mitochondrial function impairment, or small intestinal dysbiosis, within the individual.04-18-2013
20130125628BLOOD CELL COUNTER AND CELL COUNTING METHOD - A blood cell counter comprises a stirrer which stirs a whole blood sample in a sample container by moving the sample container, an aspirator which aspirates the whole blood sample by penetrating a lid of the sample container with an aspiration tube after stirring by the stirrer, a detector which counts the blood cells in the whole blood sample aspirated by the aspirator, and a force applying member which applies a force to the sample container in an upright state after stirring by the stirrer so as to remove the whole blood sample from the lid of the sample container.05-23-2013
20080202217Dual Sample Cartridge and Method for Characterizing Particles in Liquid - The present invention relates to an apparatus for characterizing particles suspended in a liquid, especially a self-contained disposable cartridge for single-use analysis, such as for single-use analysis of a small quantity of whole blood. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for characterizing particles in liquid and a device for sampling a small and accurate volume of liquid. The apparatus comprises a housing having a mixing chamber and a collection chamber separated by a wall containing an opening, a first bore in the outer surface of the housing for entrance of a liquid sample, a first cavity for receiving and holding a first liquid sample, and a second cavity for receiving and holding a second liquid sample.08-28-2008
20080202216System and Method for Monitoring and/or Controlling Attributes of Multiple Chemical Mixtures with a Single Sensor - A monitoring system is presented. The monitoring system may include a first chemical vessel containing a first chemical mixture and a second chemical vessel containing a second chemical mixture. The monitoring system may further include a sensor configured to selectively receive a first sample flow of the first chemical mixture from the first chemical vessel and a second sample flow of the second chemical mixture from the second chemical vessel. The sensor may be configured to measure a first sample attribute value of the first sample flow and a second sample attribute value of the second sample flow. By multiplexing multiple sample flows through a sensor, the monitoring system may monitor attributes of multiple chemical mixtures without requiring separate sensors for each chemical mixture monitored by the system.08-28-2008
20110209530METHOD FOR MEASURING A CONCENTRATION OF A COMPOUND IN A LIQUID STREAM - A method and system of providing ultrapure water for semiconductor fabrication operations is provided. The water is treated by utilizing a free radical scavenging system and a free radical removal system. The free radical scavenging system can utilize actinic radiation with a free radical precursor compound, such as ammonium persulfate. The free radical removal system can comprise use of a reducing agent. The ultrapure water may be further treated by utilizing ion exchange media and degasification apparatus. A control system can be utilized to regulate addition of the precursor compound, the intensity of the actinic radiation, and addition of the reducing agent to the water.09-01-2011
20080196483Substrate Material For Analyzing Fluids - The invention relates to a substrate material for analyzing fluids which is elastic and allows radial lateral movement of sample within the substrate material upon application of pressure.08-21-2008
20130118237CELL PROCESSING DEVICE - In a closed system having a large number of containers connected via pipes, a leakage of a liquid from the closed system can be more reliably detected by a convenient and inexpensive method. Provided is a cell processing device (05-16-2013
20130186186METHODS AND KITS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE PRESENCE AND QUANTITY OF VITAMIN D ANALOGS IN SAMPLES - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and kits for determining the presence or absence, and the amount if present, of vitamin D analogs in samples. One embodiment of the present method for detecting the presence or absence of vitamin D analogs in a sample comprises the steps of adding an effective amount of a multiple charge cationic agent to the sample to form a cationic treated sample. The effective amount of a multiple charge cationic agent enhances the signal from vitamin D analogs upon analysis by mass spectroscopy.07-25-2013
20130205876AUTOMATIC SALT METER HAVING INTERNAL SWITCHING DEVICE - Provided is an internal switch-type salt meter in which an impact switching device operable by an impact applied into a main body is built in the main body so that it is unnecessary to separately waterproof the switching device. The salt meter includes a main body having the inside waterproofed against the outside, a sensor part disposed on an end of a side of the main body to detect salinity of an object to be measured, a display part disposed on a surface of a side of the main body to display a result measured by the sensor part, and a switching device built in the main body to generate a contact point by an impact with an external impact object, thereby operating the sensor part and the display part. The switching device may be built in the main body so that a separate waterproof process is not required.08-15-2013

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