Application # 12/797,106: Gazenko, MICROMETHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE RAPID DETECTION, ENUMERATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS. U.S. Patent No. 8,361,783, to issue on Tuesday, assigned to NanoLogix.
The present invention provides a device such as a medical device for the rapid detection, enumeration and identification of microorganisms. It is based on the production and accumulation of absorbent or fluorescent molecules during reactions between artificial substrates and enzymes in micro-channels of a sampling-detecting unit of the device. Enzymes of cells, or enzymes attached to cell bodies through antibody-enzyme conjugates, produce easily detectable concentrations of colored or fluorescent molecules in very small volumes, much faster than what is produced in conventional large volume devices. Microorganisms contained in the micro-channels appear as colored or fluorescent dots when viewed using a light or a fluorescent microscope.
Unless I am reading this incorrectly, the claimed invention pertains to BioNanoChannel (BNC) technology.
The patent is assigned to Nanologix.
This is what this device can do. This is from the patent application.
"Detection of Live Escherichia coli Cells from Drinking Water
 A 100 ml sample of water was pressed through the device and SDU of the invention having a black non-fluorescent nitrocellulose filter. Two ml of freshly made 4-Methylumbelliferyl-Beta-Dglucuronide (0.1 mg/ml) fluorogenic substrate in distilled water was pressed through the SDU. All micro-channels were filled with the solution of fluorogenic substrate. The device was incubated for 20 minutes at 40 degrees C. After incubation, the device was untwisted and the micro-channel plate and filter were placed under a fluorescent microscope: 60.times.; .lamda. excitation: 340-380 nm; .lamda. fluorescence: 450 nm. Micro-channels containing live E. coli appeared as blue fluorescent dots. Micro-channels without cells or live cells of other species appeared as black dots. The same results performed by other rapid methods could only be reached after 6-8 hours."
Live E coli in 20 minutes.
Did you see any more info on this? Could it be that this is payment for what Pabromats posted about the new application by Sergey Gazenko ? Nanologix filed a third party submission for prior art references. It was posted on the 13th right around when you were expecting something posted.
This has nothing to do with SG's recently published, post-NNLX application. There are lot's of applications out there with SG as the named inventor. You need to look at the subject matter to know what invention is involved and at the assignee to see who owns it.
Alright, looks like we are looking at NEXT tuesday. The last ones are out and there is no mention. I guess they didnt get the fees in quite quick enough to make the printing. No big deal, its coming.