Patent Number: 7,102,752

Title: Systems to view and analyze the results from diffraction-based diagnostics

Abstract: An analyzer useful in determining the presence of an analyte using a diffraction based sensing device and methods and systems using this device. The present invention may be used with a variety of different diffraction-based diagnostic methods and systems. The analyzer enhances the accuracy and/or usefulness of these devices in detecting analytes, while providing more ease-of-use and convenience to the user. The analyzer may include a light source, a photodiode, a microprocessor and a display system for informing the user of the result. Other features include mirrors, lenses, a sample holder, and a mask for blocking out some light. The analyzer and related method and system may be used in a large number of environments, including commercial, professional, and individual.

Inventors: Kaylor; Rosann Marie (Cumming, GA), Yang; Difei (Alpharetta, GA), Atanassov; Zdravko Savov (Alpharetta, GA), Knotts; Michael Eugene (Roswell, GA)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 21/55 (20060101); G01J 3/00 (20060101); G01J 3/04 (20060101); G01N 33/00 (20060101); G01N 33/566 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018