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Novel assay to detect human periostin

This disclosure provides a robust, sensitive, and specific assay for the detection and measurement of periostin levels in samples obtained from human patients having, or suspected of having an il-13-mediated disease or disorder. The disclosure further provides novel antiperiostin monoclonal antibodies that recognize at least isoforms 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 of human periostin, and assay kits comprising one or more of these antibodies.. ... Abbott Laboratories

Inductive heating systems and methods of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover

Inductive heating systems and method of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover are disclosed herein. An example system includes an induction heater including a tank circuit. ... Abbott Laboratories

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Methods, devices, and systems for analyte analysis using a nanopore are disclosed. The methods, devices, and systems utilize a first and a second binding member that each specifically bind to an analyte in a biological sample. ... Abbott Laboratories

Methods and systems for improving performance of a healthcare provider

Determining recommended medical procedures for a medical indication of interest includes correlating a hospital performance ranking database with a patient medical history information database to determine, for each medical indication, a difference in a frequency of the at least one medical procedure performed by at least one hospital of the plurality of hospitals above a high ranking threshold compared to a frequency of the at least one medical procedure performed by at least one hospital of the plurality of hospitals below a low ranking threshold, selecting a medical indication of interest from the plurality of medical indications, and presenting to a user the at least one medical procedure having the difference in the frequency above the predetermined threshold for the medical indication of interest.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

Apparatus for removing liquid contents of a container

Cradles for draining liquid from containers are described herein. An example apparatus includes a housing having a bottom wall, a side wall and an open top. ... Abbott Laboratories

Automated storage modules for diagnostic analyzer liquids and related systems and methods

Example automated storage modules for analyzer liquids are described herein. An example apparatus includes a refrigerated storage module having a plurality of shelves (to store a plurality of carriers) and a loading bay having an array of slots to receive one or more of the carriers. ... Abbott Laboratories

Automated slide assessments and tracking in digital microscopy

The present disclosure provides methods for automated slide assessments made in conjunction with digital image-based microscopy. Automated methods of acquiring patient information and specimen information from prepared slides, and digitally linking such information into patient-tagged specimen data, are provided. ... Abbott Laboratories

Assessment and control of reagents in automated slide preparation

The present disclosure provides methods for the automated control of aspects of slide preparation in an automated slide preparation instrument. Aspects of the methods include automated assessments of reagent amounts, quality and performance as well as automated adjustments of reagents based on such assessments, including the adjustment of reagent amounts, e.g., as present in reagent baths, the adjustment of reagent compositions and the replacement of reagents. ... Abbott Laboratories

Expandable introducer sheath to preserve guidewire access

An introducer sheath is described. The introducer sheath may include a tubular body. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/24/18 / #20180140622

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

05/17/18 / #20180136110

Basophil analysis system and method

Provided herein are systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a basophil analysis. In one embodiment, the systems and methods include: (a) staining a blood sample with an exclusive cell membrane permeable fluorescent dye; and then (b) using measurements of light scatter and fluorescence emission to distinguish basophils from other wbc sub-populations. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/17/18 / #20180136109

Method for hematology analysis

A method whereby one or more fluorescent dyes are used to bind and stain nucleic acids in certain blood cells, such as, for example, white blood cells, nucleated red blood cells, and reticulocytes, and to induce fluorescent emissions upon excitation of photons from a given source of light, such as, for example, a laser, at an appropriate wavelength. More particularly, this invention provides a method whereby a fluorescent trigger is used in a data collection step for collecting events that emit strong fluorescence, in order to separate white blood cells and nucleated red blood cells from red blood cells and platelets without the need for using a lysing agent.. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/17/18 / #20180133235

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

05/17/18 / #20180133234

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

05/10/18 / #20180128732

Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

Systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a nucleated red blood cell (nrbc) analysis. The systems and methods screen a blood sample by means of fluorescence staining and a fluorescence triggering strategy, to identify nuclei-containing particles within the blood sample. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/10/18 / #20180128731

White blood cell analysis system and method

Systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a white blood cell (wbc) differential analysis. The systems and methods screen wbcs by means of fluorescence staining and a fluorescence triggering strategy. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/10/18 / #20180126390

Localized desalting systems and methods

Example apparatus, systems and methods to desalt a sample are disclosed. An example method includes introducing a sample into an apparatus, in which the apparatus includes a sensor coupled to a substrate and an electrode. ... Abbott Laboratories

05/10/18 / #20180126381

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated devices that include a sample preparation component integrated with a detection component are disclosed. The sample preparation component may be a digital microfluidics module or a surface acoustic wave module which modules are used for combing a sample droplet with a reagent droplet and for performing additional sample preparation step leading to a droplet that contains beads/particles/labels that indicate presence or absence of an analyte of interest in the sample. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/19/18 / #20180106818

Methods of assessing gfap status in patient samples

Disclosed herein are improved methods of assessing glial fibrillary acidic protein (gfap) status in a subject (such as for examples, as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons).. . ... Abbott Laboratories

04/19/18 / #20180106800

Methods of assessing uch-l1 status in patient samples

Disclosed herein are improved methods of assessing ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase l1 (uch-l1) status in a subject (such as for example, as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons). Also disclosed herein are methods of assessing a subject's glial fibrillary acid protein (gfap) and uch-l1 status in subject (such as, for example as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons).. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/19/18 / #20180104694

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated devices that include a sample preparation component integrated with a detection component are disclosed. The sample preparation component may be a digital microfluidics module or a surface acoustic wave module which modules are used for combing a sample droplet with a reagent droplet and for performing additional sample preparation step leading to a droplet that contains beads/particles/labels that indicate presence or absence of an analyte of interest in the sample. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/19/18 / #20180104267

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

04/05/18 / #20180095067

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated microfluidic and analyte detection devices are disclosed, along with methods of detecting target analytes. Digital microfluidic and analyte detection devices include a first substrate and a second substrate aligned generally parallel to each other to define a gap therebetween, the first substrate including a plurality of electrodes to generate electrical actuation forces on a liquid droplet disposed in the gap; at least one reagent disposed on at least one of the first substrate or the second substrate and configured to be carried by the liquid droplet; and an analyte detection device in fluid communication with the gap, wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to move the liquid droplet towards the analyte detection device.. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/29/18 / #20180085343

Infant nutritional product with rrr alpha-tocopherol

This invention relates to a method of improving cns maturation in an infant by administering a mixture of natural tocopherols, wherein the composition contains an optimum tocopherol profile similar to that found in human breast milk, and can encompass a tocopherol profile from early stage to transitional to mature human breast milk. For ease of administration and maximized efficacy, the optimized mixture of natural tocopherols are typically delivered in an oral dosage form with a limited level of non-rrr alpha-tocopherols to maximize efficacy of the rrr alpha-tocopherol on stimulating post-natal cns development.. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/22/18 / #20180079566

Sealed container

A sealed container for packaging of granular or powdered product including a rigid container body defining an interior space and an upper portion, the upper portion having a sealing lip that defines an opening to the interior space, and a flexible, polymer sealing membrane removably attached to the sealing lip to cover the opening, the sealing membrane including a plurality of laser generated micro-perforations formed through the sealing membrane, the size of each of the plurality of laser generated micro-perforations being less than 3.937 mils.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

03/22/18 / #20180077952

Infant formulas containing docosahexaenoic acid and lutein

Disclosed are infant formulas and corresponding methods of using them to promote retinal health and vision development in infants. The formulas, which are free of egg phospholipids and comprise fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals, including docosahexaenoic acid and, on a ready-to-feed basis, at least about 50 mcg/liter of lutein, wherein the weight ratio of lutein (mcg) to docosahexaenoic acid (mg) is from about 1:2 to about 10:1. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/01/18 / #20180059006

Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity

Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity are disclosed herein. An example method includes scanning a sample container having a sample disposed therein to generate signal data including a first signal portion and a second signal portion. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/01/18 / #20180055864

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

02/15/18 / #20180042950

Methods for reducing the incidence of oxidative stress using human milk oligosaccharides, vitamin c and anti-inflammatory agents

Disclosed are methods of reducing the incidence of oxidative stress in infants, toddlers, and children using nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides. The nutritional compositions including the human milk oligosaccharides are effective at reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. ... Abbott Laboratories

02/01/18 / #20180032954

System and method for inventory sharing in a laboratory management system

A system for sharing consumable inventory in a laboratory management system includes a middleware software component controlled by a processor, a plurality of instruments operatively coupled to the middleware software component by at least one communications network, and a consumable item configured to be removably installed in a first selected instrument of the plurality of instruments. The consumable item is used by the first selected instrument to perform tests specified by the laboratory management system where the first selected instrument partially depletes the consumable item. ... Abbott Laboratories

02/01/18 / #20180028988

Methods and apparatus to agitate a liquid

Method and apparatus to agitate a liquid are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a carrier having a base that includes a ridge extending from the base and a collar extending from the base. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/11/18 / #20180008623

Nutritional compositions comprising human milk oligosaccharides and nucleotides and uses thereof for treating and/or preventing enteric viral infection

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides and nucleotides that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

12/28/17 / #20170370759

Liquid level sensing apparatus and related methods

Liquid level sensing apparatus are disclosed. An example liquid level sensing apparatus includes a cannula defining a body having a tip and an access channel. ... Abbott Laboratories

12/28/17 / #20170367397

Infant formula comprising human milk oligosaccharides, polyunsaturated fatty acids, nucleotides, and lutein

Infant formulas that include at least one human milk oligosaccharide selected from 2′-fucosyllactose (2′-fl) and lacto-n-neotetraose (lnnt), polyunsaturated fatty acids (pufas) docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and arachidonic acid (aa), where the aa and dha are present in an n-6/n-3 ratio of between 1 and 1.8, at least 30 mg/l of nucleotides, where the nucleotides include inosine monophosphate, and at least 30 μg/l of lutein are disclosed. Also provided are methods of use of the infant formulas for improving at least one of cognition, learning, and memory in an infant. ... Abbott Laboratories

12/21/17 / #20170363620

Biomarkers to predict new onset heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (hfpef)

The invention provides methods of detecting a natriuretic protein, a troponin, and galectin-3 in samples from subjects in order to determine risk of developing new onset heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (hfpef).. . ... Abbott Laboratories

12/14/17 / #20170354696

Infant formula with rrr-alpha-tocopherol, 2'-fucosyllactose, and a probiotic

Infant formulas that include a combination of rrr-alpha-tocopherol, 2′-fucosyllactose, and at least one probiotic from the lactobacillus or the bifidobacterium genera are disclosed. Also provided are methods of use of the infant formulas for improving at least one of cognition, learning, and memory in an infant. ... Abbott Laboratories

11/23/17 / #20170336416

Compositions for enhancing chemiluminescence and methods of using the same

Disclosed herein is a composition for enhancing chemiluminescence and a method of using the composition to improve analyte detection.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

11/23/17 / #20170335408

Methods and systems of multi-assay processing and analysis

The instant disclosure provides methods of multi-assay processing and multi-assay analysis. Such multi-assay processing and analysis pertain to automated detection of target nucleic acids, e.g., as performed in the clinical setting for diagnostic purposes. ... Abbott Laboratories

11/23/17 / #20170334612

Container

A container for holding granular or powdered material. The container includes a base and a lid. ... Abbott Laboratories

11/16/17 / #20170327803

Hcv ns3 recombinant antigens and mutants thereof for improved antibody detection

The present disclosure relates to polypeptides, including fusions thereof, nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, immunodiagnostic reagents, kits, and immunoassays for use detecting the presence of hcv antibodies. More specifically, the present invention describes specific ns3 antigens that can be used for the detection of anti-hcv antibodies.. ... Abbott Laboratories

11/16/17 / #20170325492

Nutritional compositions

Nutritional compositions provide a sustained protein profile to an individual while having an enhanced sensory performance. The nutritional compositions can be in the form of a nutritional powder including a protein system having a fast digesting protein source, an intermediate digesting protein source, and a slow digesting protein source.. ... Abbott Laboratories

11/09/17 / #20170319197

Suture trimmer

A suture trimmer including an elongate shaft including an elongate lumen extending proximally from a distal end of the elongate shaft, a transverse through-opening disposed proximal the distal end of the shaft, and a groove extending proximally from the distal end of the shaft to a distal end of the opening. A fitting is disposed within the elongate lumen at the distal end of the shaft and extends distally therefrom. ... Abbott Laboratories

10/26/17 / #20170308997

Method and system for processing an image frame showing a biodegradable medical device in a part of a human body

The invention provides solutions to process an image frame showing a biodegradable medical device in a part of a human body by the steps of presenting, with the processor, an interactive interface for human-computer interaction, receiving a designation of a specific model type of the biodegradable medical device from a user via the interactive interface, and identifying, with the processor, a plurality of markers of the biodegradable medical device based on specifications of the model type of the biodegradable medical device.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

09/28/17 / #20170276593

Methods for detecting coincident sample events, and devices and systems related thereto

In some aspects of the present disclosure, methods of detecting coincident sample events are provided. The methods include receiving a first set of signal data representing detected signals from a flow cytometer system; detecting, with a peak detection module, one or more peaks within the signal data; and cancelling, with a successive cancellation module, one or more individual sample events from the signal data at corresponding time indexes, wherein the cancellation of more than one individual sample event is successive. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/28/17 / #20170276591

Method for discriminating red blood cells from white blood cells by using forward scattering from a laser in an automated hematology analyzer

A method for identifying, analyzing, and quantifying the cellular components of whole blood by means of an automated hematology analyzer and the detection of the light scattered, absorbed, and fluorescently emitted by each cell. More particularly, the aforementioned method involves identifying, analyzing, and quantifying the cellular components of whole blood by means of a light source having a wavelength ranging from about 400 nm to about 450 nm and multiple in-flow optical measurements and staining without the need for lysing red blood cells.. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/28/17 / #20170273327

Continuous process for preparing a liquid nutritional product

A continuous process for preparing a liquid nutritional product using an extruder is provided. A powder nutritional component is fed into an inlet of an extruder, and a liquid component is fed into an inlet of the extruder. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170269114

Systems and methods for automated analysis

Aspects of the present disclosure include sample analysis methods and systems. According to certain embodiments, provided are methods of analyzing samples in an automated sample analysis system. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170269100

Assays for human nt-pro b-type natriuretic peptide, human pro b-type natriuretic peptide and human b-type natriuretic peptide

The present disclosure relates to assays for detecting and/or quantifying the amount of human nt-pro b-type natriuretic peptide, human pro b-type natriuretic peptide and human b-type natriuretic peptide in a test sample.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170269059

Method for flagging a sample

A hematology analyzer is provided. In certain embodiments, the hematology analyzer comprises: a) a flow cell; b) a light source for directing light to the flow cell; c) a plurality of detectors for detecting a plurality of optical characteristics of a blood cell passing through the flow cell; and d) a data analysis workstation programmed to: i. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170268039

Reaction vessel systems and methods and systems for using same

Aspects of the present disclosure include systems that include reaction vessels and reaction vessel caps. In certain aspects, the reaction vessels include a reaction chamber and a groove disposed around a top opening of a reaction chamber. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170268038

Sample preparation cartridges and methods for using same

Aspects of the present disclosure include sample preparation cartridges including a frame that includes a plurality of wells integrated therewith, where the plurality of wells have a closed bottom and an open top. The frame further includes an opening within the frame having a reaction vessel (rv) or rv cap removably disposed therein, where the plurality of wells and the opening are linearly arranged relative to each other. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170267996

Sample processing devices, systems and methods

This instant disclosure provides methods of processing a sample in an automated sample processing device including devices configured for the automated extraction or isolation of nucleic acids. Also provided are plungers for use in such devices and methods of sample processing. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/21/17 / #20170266668

Nucleic acid amplification and detection devices, systems and methods

The instant disclosure provides nucleic acid amplification systems and multi-reaction analysis systems useful in the efficient processing of samples, including clinical samples. Integrated systems that include nucleic acid amplification devices functionally combined with multi-reaction analysis systems are also included. ... Abbott Laboratories

09/14/17 / #20170258759

Method of improving visual processing, visual acuity, or both by administering compositions comprising rrr-alpha-tocopherol and carotenoid to infants

Methods for improving the visual processing of a healthy infant by administering a composition comprising rrr-alpha-tocopherol and a carotenoid to the infant are disclosed. Methods for improving the visual acuity of a healthy infant by administering a composition comprising rrr-alpha-tocopherol and a carotenoid to the infant are also disclosed. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/31/17 / #20170246328

Methods and apparatus to reduce biological carryover using induction heating

Methods and apparatus to reduce biological carryover using induction heating are disclosed herein. An example method includes washing an aspiration and dispense device. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/31/17 / #20170245529

Nutritional compositions comprising an oxidizable component and water-soluble plant extract

A nutritional composition including an oxidizable component and a water-soluble plant extract is provided. The water-soluble plant extract includes rosmarinic acid and has a total phenolic content, such that a ratio of the total phenolic content to the rosmarinic acid is between about 1.1:1 to about 3.5:1. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/24/17 / #20170238583

Shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions comprising epigallocatechin galate (egcg) and methods for preparing the same

Disclosed herein are shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions having a ph ranging from 2.5 to 4.6 and comprising water; at least one source of egcg in an amount sufficient to provide 200-1700 mg/l of egcg; and at least one source of protein in an amount sufficient to provide 25-45 g/l of total protein. The shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions lose no more than 20% by weight solids of the egcg content present in the initial formulation of the compositions to epimerization, degradation, or both epimerization and degradation during heat sterilization. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/17/17 / #20170234898

Assay testing diagnostic analyzer

An example method includes retrieving a first carrier from a loading bay. In the example method, the retrieving of the first carrier is unrestricted by a position of the first carrier in the loading bay. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/10/17 / #20170227559

Diagnostic analyzers with pretreatment carousels and related methods

Diagnostic analyzers with pretreatment carousels and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first carousel that includes a first annular array of slots to receive a first vessel. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/10/17 / #20170224714

Methods for decreasing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants, toddlers, or children using human milk oligosaccharides

Disclosed are methods of reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in an infant, toddler, or child using nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides. The nutritional compositions including the human milk oligosaccharides are effective in reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/10/17 / #20170224000

Nutritional powder pods and related methods

Nutritional powders pods, generally in individual servings, suitable for use in beverage production machines are presented. The nutritional powder pods comprise pods containing a nutritional powder. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/03/17 / #20170219476

Flow cytometry systems and methods for blocking diffraction patterns

Flow cytometer systems are provided having intermediate angle scatter detection capability. In some aspects, systems are provided that include an intermediate angle scatter (ias) light detector positioned to measure intermediate angle scatter emitted from a flow cytometer. ... Abbott Laboratories

08/03/17 / #20170219413

Devices and systems for liquid level detection in hematology instruments, and methods related thereto

A hematology instrument with liquid level detection for liquid in a container is provided. The hematology instrument includes a probe disposed next to a container site. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/27/17 / #20170210554

Nutritional powder pods containing nutritional powders with volume flowability properties

Disclosed herein are nutritional powder pods, and their methods of making and using with beverage production machine. Certain aspects of disclosure include nutritional powders with certain properties (e.g., volume flowability, reconstitution time, reconstitution yield, mean particle size, rate of reconstitution, moisture content, surface area, non-circularity (<0.95), circularity, and convexity) that can make the nutritional powder particularly suitable for use in a beverage production machine.. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/27/17 / #20170210551

Pod with spray nozzle and method of use

A pod (10) for preparation of a nutritional liquid composition. The pod (10) includes a nutritional liquid concentrate (20) and at least one nozzle (12) or diffuser for fluid introduction to the nutritional liquid concentrate (20). ... Abbott Laboratories

07/27/17 / #20170208988

Hot and cold water delivery to pod containing nutritional composition

Systems and methods for processing a composition in a pod to form a food product or beverage fit for oral consumption involve the controlled introduction of various fluids, such as hot and cold water, into the pod to facilitate processing of the composition.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

07/27/17 / #20170208853

Nutrient delivery system with hydrolyzed proteins

Disclosed herein is a nutrient delivery system comprising a pod and a nutritional powder. The nutritional powder includes at least one hydrolyzed protein and at least one masking agent to reduce any bitterness associated with the resulting nutritional formula.. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/27/17 / #20170208852

Methods for improving tolerance of an individual with a reconstituted liquid product and related compositions and methods

Disclosed are nutritional powders and related methods for providing a reconstituted liquid nutritional product with an enhanced air entrainment profile. In certain exemplary embodiments, the nutritional powders and related methods provide reconstituted liquid nutritional products with a specified air entrainment.. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/20/17 / #20170203914

Nutritional powder pod with extruded nutritional powder

A nutritional powder pod for use in a beverage production machine is disclosed herein. The nutritional powder is prepared by an extrusion process. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/20/17 / #20170202864

Nutrient delivery system with human milk oligosaccharides

Disclosed herein are nutrient delivery systems comprising a pod and a nutritional powder comprising a human milk oligosaccharide or a precursor thereof.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

07/20/17 / #20170202260

Nutritional powder with specific antioxidants

Disclosed herein are nutrient delivery systems that provide a nutritional formula for consumption. The nutrient delivery system includes a pod and a nutritional powder comprising at least one antioxidant. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/13/17 / #20170196249

Nutritional powder pods comprising dry blended carbohydrates

A nutritional powder pod suitable for use in a beverage production machine and methods of manufacturing and using the same are provided. The nutritional powder pod includes a pod containing a nutritional powder. ... Abbott Laboratories

07/13/17 / #20170196243

Potato based protein mixtures and nutritional compositions comprising potato protein

Potato protein, in combination with other vegetable proteins, replaces a portion of the total protein in a nutrition drink or shake or other nutritional composition intended for oral consumption. By suitable selection of the types and amounts of these proteins the overall cost of manufacturing the nutritional composition can be reduced without adversely affecting its other desirable properties such as nutritional value, stability, solubility, clarity, taste, and mouthfeel.. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/29/17 / #20170184621

Linear track diagnostic analyzer

A diagnostic analyzer system includes a linear track, at least one pipetting device, and at least one diagnostic module. The linear track includes a pre-treatment lane disposed parallel to at least one processing lane. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/29/17 / #20170181463

Nutrient delivery system comprising nutritional powder comprising phospholipids to improve wettability

Disclosed herein is a nutrient delivery system that provides a nutritional formula for consumption. The nutrient delivery system includes a pod and a nutritional powder comprising at least one phospholipid. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170178361

Methods and systems for assessing histological stains

The present disclosure includes methods of assessing a histologically stained specimen based on a determined color signature of a region of interest of the specimen. Such assessments may be performed for a variety of purposes including but not limited to assessing the quality of the histological stain, as part of identifying one or more biologically relevant features of the image, as part of differentiating one feature of the image from other features of the image, identifying an anomalous area of the stained specimen, classifying cells of the specimen, etc. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170178321

Methods and systems for assessing cell morphology

The instant disclosure provides methods of extracting stain-independent features from digital images of histologically stained cells. Stain-independent features provide consistent assessment of cell morphology in the presence of staining variation and across different stains or stain formulations. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170176481

Systems and methods for automated analysis

Aspects of the present disclosure include systems and methods. According to certain embodiments, provided is an integrated analysis system that includes a first module including a sample analysis component and a first internal container conveyor system. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170176325

Spectral differentiation of histological stains

The instant disclosure provides spectrophotometric methods for assessing histological stains used in a histology analyzer. The methods find use in various assessments including determinations of the identity of a histological stain, determinations of the quality of a histological stain, etc. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170176317

Particle detection methods and systems for practicing same

Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for detecting events in a flow cytometer. Also provided are methods of detecting cells in a flow cytometer. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170172566

Sizing and positioning adapter for medical instruments

In accordance with the present invention there is provided apparatuses and methods for using a medical instrument including a sizing and positioning adapter. The apparatus comprises an adapter for a medical instrument, the adapt having a body having a shim portion and an instrument holding portion adjacent the shim portion, wherein the shim portion provides an enlarged peripheral surface adjacent the medical instrument such that when the medical instrument is held in the instrument holding portion and the medical instrument and body are inserted through an opening in a patient tissue, at least a portion of the enlarged peripheral surface is in contact with at least a portion of the periphery of the opening in the patient tissue.. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/22/17 / #20170172196

Nutritional supplement powder

A nutritional supplement powder and method of supplementing the nutritional value of a food or beverage is provided. The nutritional supplement powder includes a protein system, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/15/17 / #20170165297

Methods for enhancing the effect of egcg on mitigating skeletal muscle loss

Disclosed herein are methods for enhancing the efficacy of epigallocatechin gallate (“egcg”) in mitigating skeletal muscle loss in a subject. Providing egcg to a subject in a nutritional composition reduces muscle protein degradation, thereby mitigating skeletal muscle loss in the subject. ... Abbott Laboratories

06/08/17 / #20170156388

Nutrient delivery system

Disclosed herein is a nutrient delivery system. The nutrient delivery system includes a pod and a nutritional powder for use in providing a nutritional formula.. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/27/17 / #20170115202

Beam shaping optics of flow cytometer systems and methods related thereto

In some aspects, a flow cytometer system is provided that includes beam shaping optics positioned to manipulate a light beam and produce a resulting light beam that irradiates the core stream at the interrogation zone of the flow cell. The beam shaping optics include an acylindrical lens positioned to receive and focus light in a direction of a first axis orthogonal to a direction of light travel, and a cylindrical lens positioned to receive the light output from the acylindrical lens and to focus the light output from the acylindrical lens in a direction of a second axis orthogonal to the first axis and to the direction of light travel. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/27/17 / #20170115191

Automated smear making apparatus

An automated smear making apparatus used to prepare and smear samples on glass slides. In one embodiment, there is provided a smearing subsystem that generally includes a smear cartridge having: an input reel; at least one roll bar; a take-up reel; and a smearing tape. ... Abbott Laboratories

04/06/17 / #20170096477

Anti-gp73 monoclonal antibodies and methods of obtaining the same

Disclosed herein are antibodies and methods of using said antibodies to detect golgi protein 73 (gp73) and fucosylated gp73 in a sample.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

04/06/17 / #20170096268

Container

A container (210) for holding granular or powdered material and formed by a top wall (212), a bottom wall (214), a front wall (216), a rear wall (218), a first side wall (220), and a second side wall (222). A rotatably removable lid (d) is interiorly mounted with a scoop (32) and is pivotally hinged to a collar (300) that includes a sealing gasket (330). ... Abbott Laboratories

03/30/17 / #20170086965

Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation

Apparatus and methods for stenting are provided comprising a stent attached to a porous biocompatible material that is permeable to endothelial cell ingrowth, but impermeable to release of emboli of predetermined size. Preferred stent designs are provided, as well as preferred manufacturing techniques. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/30/17 / #20170086481

Nutritional compositions comprising a lipophilic active ingredient

Disclosed embodiments provide methods and compositions for improving the metabolic health of consumers. Bovine beta-casein, a major component of milk from cattle, has many genetic variants. ... Abbott Laboratories

03/23/17 / #20170079656

Loading a tissue closure device onto a delivery device

A compression tool is configured to compress one or more components of a delivery device, such as a closure element and one or more flanges of a pusher tube. The compression tool includes clamping means configured to close or release with rotation of actuating means (e.g., rotating means). ... Abbott Laboratories

03/02/17 / #20170056848

Methods and apparatus to agitate a liquid

Method and apparatus to agitate a liquid are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a carrier having a base that includes a ridge extending from the base and a collar extending from the base. ... Abbott Laboratories

02/23/17 / #20170052183

Detection methods employing hcv core lipid and dna binding domain monoclonal antibodies

The present disclosure provides detection methods employing hcv core lipid binding domain and dna binding domain monoclonal antibodies. In certain embodiments, the lipid binding domain monoclonal antibody recognizes an epitope in amino acids 141 to 161 of hcv core protein.. ... Abbott Laboratories

02/16/17 / #20170045540

Light-blocking system for a diagnostic analyzer

A diagnostic analyzer includes a track, a light-blocking member, a motor, and an optical testing device. The track moves a reaction vessel held by the track. ... Abbott Laboratories

02/16/17 / #20170043898

Mandrel for sleeve labeler

A mandrel extension (10) for use in a sleeve film labeler. The mandrel extension may include a body (12), a first guide rail (30) and a second guide rail (32). ... Abbott Laboratories

02/16/17 / #20170043355

Localized desalting systems and methods

Example apparatus, systems and methods to desalt a sample are disclosed. An example method includes introducing a sample into an apparatus, in which the apparatus includes a sensor coupled to a substrate and an electrode. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/26/17 / #20170023568

Anti-t. cruzi antibodies and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to reagents and methods of using the reagents to detect epitopes of trypanosoma cruzi.. . ... Abbott Laboratories

01/26/17 / #20170020906

Methods for enhancing mucosal innate immune responses to and/or detection of pathogens using human milk oligosaccharides

A method for enhancing an individual's mucosal innate immune response to pathogens is disclosed. The method includes a step of administering a nutritional composition to the individual. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/26/17 / #20170020509

Snared suture trimmer

A method for closing a tissue puncture, where the method includes tensioning a suture loop disposed within a vascular tissue of a patient, the suture loop having two free ends and a knot disposed on one of the free end. Those two free ends are disposed through a suture snare comprising a snare. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/12/17 / #20170010193

Accelerated wright-giemsa and may-grünwald staining methods

The present disclosure provides methods for carrying out romanowsky-type stains, specifically wright-giemsa and may-grünwald stains, quickly and efficiently. The methods greatly reduce the overall amount of time required to complete a wright-giemsa stain or a may-grünwald stain of sufficient quality on a biological sample. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/05/17 / #20170001776

Keyed caps for containers and devices and systems related thereto

In some aspects, a keyed cap for a container is provided. Furthermore, in some aspects, a keyed container device including a container and the keyed cap for the container is also provided. ... Abbott Laboratories

01/05/17 / #20170000985

Methods for manufacturing a guide wire utilizing a cold worked nickel-titanium-niobium ternary alloy

Guide wire devices fabricated from a linear pseudo-elastic ni—ti alloy and methods for their manufacture. The ni—ti alloy that includes nickel, titanium, and about 3 atomic % (at %) to about 30 at % niobium (nb). ... Abbott Laboratories








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