THAT STRANGE THERANOS STORY, AND ITS OPTICAL PATENTS

UPDATE: THAT STRANGE THERANOS STORY, AND ITS OPTICAL PATENTS

During last week's News and Views from the Nefarium (Sept. 5, 2019), I had to resist temptation to talk about the "easy" story (BREXIT), to talk about a story that had caught my eyes thanks to an astute reader of this website who brought it to my attention. The story was one of those short and, at a surface level, "dull" science pieces about the latest discovery. But when I read it, I immediately thought about its possible connection to another story. What caught my attention was that scientists have observed a new kind of light wave that emerges in the boundary conditions when light traveling through crystals transitions into a very different medium, say, a liquid, producing a kind of spectroscopic response. The article went on to mention that the discovery had all sorts of potential applications, including in the medical and biotech fields.

That little statement gave me pause, and made me immediately think of the whole saga of Elizabeth Holmes and her once much-vaunted multi-billion-dollar start-up Silicon Valley company sensation, Theranos. For many years Ms. Holmes was the darling of the talk shows and magazines: a smart, articulate, attractive, young and determined business woman with a bright idea. Her bright idea, essentially, was to place small portable blood testing units - about the size of a desktop computer - in homes and businesses, that would be able to test your blood for a multitude of diseases and potential health issues, all from just a couple drops of blood, and then be able to deliver the results right there and then. No big syringes full of blood to be sent off to distant laboratories for analysis with several days' waiting time, and more hours in the lobby of perpetually-late-to-their-appointments doctors, who bill you for their time, but have no regard for your time. All that: gone. And with just a couple small drops of blood and a portable "home testing unit." Say what one will about Ms. Holmes, she at least had the guts to dream big.

When I first learned about this story from former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts, I was intrigued, and began to research the story just for my own personal interest, even buying and reading Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou's book about the story, Bad Blood, the only book-length study of the subject, and based on Carreyrou's serialized articles for the newspaper. What intrigued me about the story, and Ms. Holmes' claims, was the sheer impossibility of doing what she claimed Theranos would be able to do based on ordinary laboratory chemical (or even ordinary spectroscopic) methods. Indeed, as I pointed out in the Sept. 5th News and Views, and according to Carreyrou, attempts to get Theranos' technology to peer review were thwarted by Holmes and the senior management at Theranos. Attempts to get Theranos to disclose its technology led to vague statements. Effectively, it was a black box that no one else was permitted to peer inside and see what made it work.

But the story disturbed me, and disturbs me still, because in the final analysis we're being asked to believe that Holmes and Theranos were essentially and totally fraudulent. Don't get me wrong; massive fraud can and has been committed and run for years before anyone is the wiser, think only of Bernie Madoff (or the federal budget for that matter). But on something like this, there had to have been something genuine at the core, otherwise Theranos and Ms. Holmes would not have been able to attract the sorts of people they attracted to her board, people like George Schultz, or Riley Bechtel, or General James Mattis. We'll get back to my high octane speculation of the day on that score shortly. But for the moment, my reasoning was that for Ms. Holmes to be able to claim to do what she wanted to do, some sort of very different and advanced optical technology and spectroscopy would have to be involved. Hence, my interest in the story about the discovery of a new form of light wave emerging from crystals at the boundary with another medium, a liquid medium, like blood, and that story's own statement that it had great potential for the medical and biotech industries, like testing. As I mused in my News and Views commentary that day, perhaps we're looking at part of the real story behind Theranos being let out into the public eye.

All this rambling "around Harvey's Barn" (as my mother used to say) has been for a purpose, for it brings us to today's story, shared by a regular reader, G.L.R., who had very sharp eyes:

Patents Assigned to Theranos, Inc.

When scrolling through this list of Theranos patents, one comes across Patent number 9835548, the abstract of which reads as follows The full patent text is  here: Theranos Patent 9835548):

Patent number: 9835548
Abstract: The devices and systems disclosed herein provide multiple optical capabilities in a single device or system. Methods for using these devices and systems are provided. These devices and systems are configurable for operation in each of a spectroscopy mode, a fluorescence mode, and a luminescence mode, and are capable of performing spectroscopic, fluorescence, and luminescence observations, measurements, and analyzes when operated in the corresponding spectroscopy mode, fluorescence mode, or luminescence mode. These devices and systems include mirror dispersion elements having multiple faces including an optical dispersion element on one face (e.g., a diffraction grating or a prism) and a reflective element on another face (e.g., a mirror). These multiple capabilities eliminate the need to move or load a sample in multiple devices when subjecting a sample to multiple analyzes, and thus provide greater accuracy, precision, and speed while reducing complexity and cost of sample analysis.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 20, 2016
Date of Patent: December 5, 2017 (Italicized and boldface emphases added)
Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is a little more than coincidental; prisms equal crystals of some sort, and that was the subject of the new form of light wave at boundary conditions where light is traveling through a crystal and then transitions into a different medium. Indeed, like all patents, there is an extensive reference list at the end of the patent to the "prior art", and one might indeed add the story I talked about in my Sept 5th, 2019 News and Views to that list.
So where's the high octane speculation here? For starters, Elizabeth Holmes, as I mentioned in the News and Views, is under indictment for fraud. Indeed, no one can come away from reading Carreyrou's book without the distinct impression that there not only was a massive amount of that going on, but that the delaying and stalling tactics of Theranos simply ran out of time; or to put it much differently, Theranos promised to deliver on something within a certain time frame, and was unable to do so, and Walgreen's corporation pulled out of its marketing arrangement with Theranos. But if nothing else, this patent indicates that my initial hunch about how Ms. Holmes intended to deliver on her promises, and Theranos' own research directions, were more or less aligned, whatever Ms. Holmes' alleged character faults may or may not be. One gets the sense that being the bright individual she clearly is, she researched the "prior art" and came up with her bright idea.
So why the effort, after the list of luminaries on the Theranos board, to take her and her company down? I suspect there might be two, possibly three, explanations here. The first is, given the defense presence on the Theranos board, one might be dealing with a corporate front designed to roll out a new technology. The problem was, they selected the wrong spokesman - Holmes - to bring it out. They needed, according to the adage, a better "team player" and someone "more stable." The second is that "optical diagnosis and testing" implies also electromagnetic - not pharmaceutical - means of therapy; and the diagnostic technology itself would certainly put a crimp in several medical laboratories' and physicians' bottom line. Indeed, anyone who has investigated the various claims to electromagnetic medicine (so to speak) will encounter the effort over the past few decades, going all the way back to Dr. Royal Raymond Rife, to shut down, ostracize, and even imprison and ruin any one making such claims. Big Pharma, like Big Agra, has long and powerful arms. The third possibility is, to me, the most intriguing. And also the most speculative. Perhaps Ms. Holmes, with her statements to deliver the technology in functioning form years ago, was acting under orders from more hidden masters, who either pulled the plug on her ambitious schedule, or via that same ambitious schedule set her up to take a fall, once they had determined they needed a different face for the roll out, or once they bowed to pressure from elsewhere in the multi-billion-dollar health care field, like Big Pharma..
In any case, I suspect there is still much more to the Theranos story, and that we're just getting started.
See you on the flip side...

21 thoughts on “UPDATE: THAT STRANGE THERANOS STORY, AND ITS OPTICAL PATENTS”

  1. Miles mathis would have called… he’s been MIA since 1 July. http://mileswmathis.com/updates.html

    If they have me down in a database of blood test results as one of those who will be culled due to too many good genes, is that Blood Libel?

    vaguely related – 1982 ‘puppet show’ made into a new series
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6905542/

    pull back of a roll out a bit like when 23andme withdrew its giving a report with results, and would not take any customers from NY.

    and I came across this this week in a textbook regarding the scarcity of old school checks on a blood film for red cell shape (Hereditary HS).
    “One wonders if inspection of the blood film has become a less common skill among physicians in modern times “

    1. Yeah, I have been worrying about Miles Mathis, too. I emailed him a week ago, but no response so far. I hope he is just painting or on vacation…

  2. Or that the WGEO just decided that this technology is not for the masses, at least not at this current cheap rate.

    It’s almost like the WGEO are practicing and experimenting with their ability and success rates at dialing back intelligence in us. Kinda like the flat earthers. That’s the most plausible explanation I have come up with for that meme. Let’s see how much of the population we can make measurably dumber.

    Kinda like watching Joe Rogan interview Peter Hotez lying about vaccines for hours. Or now Ryan Dawson interviewing Mick West rattling on about what a mistake it is to focus on the physics of collapsing buildings. How many different diversions and distractions from the truth can be thrown before the monster gives up and walks away?

    1. ZDB: “Let’s see how much of the population we can make measurably dumber. ”

      I suspect this is a result of the 60s. Although much of the 60s ‘explosion’ was manipulated-into-being by the PTB, I think it got away from them. It was a combination of kids being raised with science-based, critical-thinking skills (thanks to the space race) and the deep-state overreaching with the JFK, RFK, MLK murders. Suddenly, much of the younger generation was earnestly looking behind the curtains. Unacceptable!

      Since then, there has been a ‘counterrevolution’ to dumb things down. Gutted libraries. Lowest-common-denominator teaching. Flat Earth. No Moon Landings. LGBTECUQVXYZ. Etc. The PTB want just-enough intelligence to keep the system running; no more…

      (With the rise of epigenetics, we know that DNA is not the end-all-be-all of body expression. There are factors which bolster or inhibit the ‘expression’ of our DNA; hence epigenetics. I wonder if part of the frantic DNA/epigenetics research is for ways that DNA for intelligence can be partially-inhibited. “Not too hot; not too cold. Just right…”)

  3. This technology was never meant to become public. It had to be ‘removed’, someone had to take the fall. It is probably capable of more applications than we can dream of. …In the ‘right’ hands.

  4. Probably not related to the Theranos device, but interesting/scary:
    https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/297113-new-crispr-method-advances-the-clock-for-genetic-editing

    “Scientists at ETH Zurich recently published a new CRISPR technique in Nature Methods that removes one of the most significant limitations of the technology. Prior to this discovery, the process could only target a single gene for editing. The ETH scientists now managed to target 25 at once and believe that, theoretically, this method could target hundreds.”

    Oh, and “Currently, you can buy a DIY CRISPR kit for $165.” What could go wrong?

    1. It’s becoming too clear that Kurzweil, Theil and all are driving research on longevity to dna distortion. That drives the science right around all sorts of natural and infinitely more effective treatments of cancer and the likes.

      Jim Watson (of Watson and Crick fame?) is on record in “Tripping over the Truth” for his role in attempted theft of process for prepping and using 3 bromo pyruvate (3bp) by it’s originator and hopefully patent holder Young Hee Ko. It’s probably what’s behind Watson’s sea change shift to backing the metabolic theory of cancer and walking away from the genetic theory. Who would have thunk that ketogenics works better than chemo? And when combined with the likes of 3bp, it works miraculously.

  5. Very good example of: Who got lost with the bio-babble; A reading precursor for eye fatigue and remedy for sleepless nights. . . And in steps the peta-flopping ephemeral whah-whay to beam it all home to the Party on the cheap.

    It’s as if one needs a peta-flopping supercomputer (or higher) that’s multi-lingually programmed to sort through the legalese and bio jargon. There’s one peta-flopper that’s linguistically programmed for telling stories. Presumably, the best in the computing world. What’s another story in jargon or legalese or bio-babble to it, anyway?

    There seems to be a lot of re-inventing of the wheel in those abstracts just spelt differently. Quite a tasking for the bio-engineering legalese team. Had they have made the method of collecting samples NON-invasive that would have been much different as well as have made the invention efforts behind the technique a step or two advanced while not having to worry about containerization, transport, and fluid / substance cross contamination. The Party might just have hooked up its other stolen Heisenberg contraption and transported it to Bay-Jing-on-the-square.

    “Who in their right mind wants to put out intellectual property and innovation just to have it bio-hacked, stolen and gotten away with, while research and development time and expenditures lost, never to be recovered?” There’s a limit in tolerance to low cost visa’s in place for the Party as the US is no longer “frontier ground,” but is “serious ground.” It’s amazing how “communicating ground” has become electronic by way of *clicks* *taps* and orbital wireless. Getting tied up in the courts for (_____) reason(s) allots extra investigative time to sort out extra taps and clicks where they should not have been server served.

    In some ways, one can see why bio-hacking into a cancer research data base was just another opportunity that couldn’t be honestly passed up just hushed up.

    Bringing up Dr. Royal Raymond Rife is something that also includes what tribal elders hinted of the ancients with the use of acoustics and frequency vibrations via crystal use. On the surface there may not seem a connection by the use of bio-babble as seen but give a slight distance for perspective and one soon sees attributes that overlap. Likely to closely with secrets already hidden.

    At any rate, given the abstracts 8 sections and their additional elaboration for each numbered patent there’s a lot of security concerns where overlaps are not welcomed any more than further intellectual property Shang-hai’d eastward by going west. One must admit, all this and it’s still an invasive protocol with all attached problems in between. Got some eye fatigue to get through if one wants the gist of any jest there might be within the pages. It seems an expanding wave on an ever-larger ocean.

  6. Reminds me of Coral Castle built in Florida where Edward Leedsknina used a black box to lift megalithic stones into p!ace, only working at night. He claimed to know the secrets of the pyramids. You would think the elites would have been all over that technology in 1923.

    1. Apparently they were all over that tech. and Leedskalnin’s careful discretion is what kept him alive and moderately comfortable. Just how he moved that entire installation is indicative enough. – The driver left his truck to be loaded overnight and Edward did it alone over night without help? Modern day Rumplestillskin, right?

  7. Two thoughts brought up by this blog:

    First, the mechanism featured in the patent abstract is no different than the various light pick-off devices used in many scientific endeavors – including the Hubble telescope and probably alphabet-agency telescopes. Any laboratory bench has these devices, in varying levels of complexity. So, this is nothing new to justify a patent request. The only novelty is the ‘compactification’ of the light pick-off devices and its application to the medical field (blood work). If I were a patent examiner, I would challenge that this was original research. (And note that the abstract says nothing about the analysis tools, after the light has been split-up.)

    Second, following OC’s “latent DNA and tissue collection efforts,” I could see this device as useful in the field . If one were pursuing some well-hidden agenda, the people whom one was pursuing might be avoiding DNA-analysis with a vengeance. They would be nowhere near a collection agency. So, “If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain.” Sophisticated, portable, in the field apparatus is needed. Voilà! Just what Theranos endeavor was “created” (word used intentionally) to provide. (And I would opine that the “real” development was successfully accomplished, and Theranos is now being ‘wound-down’ under what Miles Mathis would call blackwashing conditions to stifle further inquiries…)

    1. Goshawks, you went precisely to the occulted reason of interest in this technology by the military industrial complex. I agree whole-heartedly with you when you suggest their “acquisition and deployment” of the technology for covert use in the field. The arc of legal and financial troubles of Theranos, and the status of their technology, project remind me of PROMIS–a technology was stolen, redacted and implemented covertly for nefarious purposes. In fact, I believe one of the reasons for the implementation of the ANSI X.12 transaction set was to provide the Deep State with a standardized model to intercept, decrypt and analyze transactions for monitoring states, companies and individuals of concern. The technologies discussed in this blog and article are of a biological nature, but to be useful they may require similar “industrial trends” in order to prepare for deployment. Data traffic security will be a concern, as will data storage and AI to perform these analyses. When the time comes they can use them to monitor the genetic response of individual organisms to their new environmental conditions, and to their trans-humanist activities, against the organism’s original DNA. I’m not predicting this, but I believe this is consistent with the blue-print used by technocrats engaging in social engineering policies for centuries, if not millennia.

      1. Which all more than kinda creeps me out that I’m seeing someone like FKTV coming out sounding more than a little pro transhumania.
        https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/life-extension-whats-the-longest-we-can-live/
        LIFE-EXTENSION: WHAT’S THE LONGEST WE CAN LIVE?

        All these horrific antihuman ideas are being turned and dialected around against each other so that each in turn sounds pro-humanist at least for awhile. Almost fascinating all these different gatekeepers keep us focused on what’s worthless with arguments that are impertinent or flat out wrong.

        The above video slyly mixes a number of genius ideas that sincere scientists are working on with a number of clearly fraudulent and almost certainly evil ideas while ignoring a number of past and present evil ideas. They talked about the virtues of intermittent fasting, calorie restriction and ketogenics in the same breath as living forever vs suicide and various versions of eugenics. They carefully held attention on genetics and avoided epi-genetics and metabolic theory and the pivotal role mitochondrial function play in all of this. Which conveniently ignores cancer and all auto-immune chronic degenerative disease and their source in cancer industries from pharma to ag to chem to darpa and on.

        Long and short of all that, it feels like we are being flat earthed again.

  8. What would happen to all of the latent DNA and tissue collection efforts if this technology were allowed to get out? If we’re going to speculate let’s run with it a bit.

    Many physicians still opt to do their own lab work for fluid samples (semen, blood, saliva, etc.) for a spectrum of diagnosis and treatment vectors. Because they might not be paid for internal lab tests by many payers in the insurance industry, most physicians are more than willing to collect the samples and ship them to a professional laboratory for analysis. For over 20 years I watched this phenomenon, and also recognized a whole new set of similar industries emerge related to DNA and tissue analysis. For me all of this gave the X-Files series some of its punch: those episodes that demonstrated the government’s desire and modus operandi for collecting genetic information on it’s citizenry seemed coincident with a raft of legislation permitting the use of DNA as evidence in criminal prosecution and the human genome project.

    Laboratories appear to be the perfect vehicle for a genetic data harvesting operation supporting a series of codependent agendas. The quantity of blood used in most panels seems more than necessary for normal testing procedures. Similarly, tissue samples appear to be larger than necessary to satisfy the original testing requirements for the diagnosis of the condition in question. When queried the health professional, usually a nurse, will say dutifully, “I am extracting the quantities requested by the lab for testing. The excess may be used for retesting if the initial sample becomes contaminated, or for additional testing if the results indicate further testing is required. What is not used will be discarded.” Not too long ago there was a health risk assessment issued to test for TB within whole classes of peoples. The “TB warning” was percolated among medical professionals, and encouraged for at risk patients because of a rise in TB cases among illegal immigrants. Though this test didn’t require the collection of any samples, the CDC possesses a series of powers to facilitate harvesting efforts should a “suitable” disease vector require a civic response. In this system, laboratories are perfect data collection engines: labs can receive federal compensation for samples they can deliver to sites of their own, and they can receive federal funding as testing centers using their samples with the results delivered to the government agency for their own use. As we can see this system depends upon biological data for analysis, classification and storage. The “system” is so constructed to permit covert agendas–and I believe those agendas exist. It’s the perfect system for the creation of patsies and the compilation of control files. The rollout of electromagnetic diagnostics and treatments would interfere with their internal data harvesting activities and covert operation planning. They will eventually be rolled out when their time has come–but that time is not now. The current system is too flexible to deconstruct. The best opportunity to build the new system would be after a war—a contingency that I see very realistic based on the current geopolitical environment.

    If my suspicions are correct, any tech that impedes the harvest of genetic data will be defeated in the public sphere until they are confident they have all the data they need to fulfill their trans-humanist agenda, have identified the strata of people whom they believe are biologically and intellectually compatible to that system, and have engineered the culture to accept their new social, political and economic system on which it all depends. When trans-humanism comes to bloom, the new tech will be made attractive. Eventually, it may be used to boost systemic function and longevity until the biological unit is no longer economically or socially viable, at which point the machinery will be turned off and the unit allowed to atrophy along normal biological pathways. If this sounds Nazi, just remember: the Nazi’s claim their work was the next logical progression to practices started here in the US, where forms of eugenics was practiced since colonial times. DARPA, and it’s antecedents, didn’t have a change of heart: the only change occurring there is in the form of personnel, targets and techniques. The new trans-humanist world must have a similar mechanism to be effective—but streamlined in a digital / analog fashion.

    Has anyone seen the movie, the “5th Wave”? What strikes me is the blue-print for subjugating a planet. Those responsible don’t have to be alien in form, but they would have an “alien” mind. DARPA qualifies.

  9. Radionics practitioners have been doing this for decades with a hair, drop of blood, photograph, etc., not to mention various iterations of witchcraft throughout the ages. Black box is an interesting choice to house the technology (Saturn, hex, masonry, etc,). Considering the obvious implications, hard to believe anything like this will ever leave the fringe.

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