Patents by Inventor Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10305741
    Abstract: A cloud management server and method for performing automatic placement of clients in a distributed computer system uses a list of compatible clusters to select an affinity cluster to place the clients associated with an affinity constraint. As part of the placement method, a cluster that cannot satisfy any anti-affinity constraint associated with the clients and the affinity constrain is removed from the list of compatible clusters. After the affinity cluster has been selected, at least one cluster in the distributed computer system is also selected to place clients associated with an anti-affinity constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Parth Shah, Pradeep Padala, Ajay Gulati
  • Patent number: 10278724
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for affecting an appearance of skin by harvesting small portions of tissue from a donor (first) site and applying them at a recipient (second) site. A plurality of micrografts can be formed from a piece of graft tissue and attached to a dressing material. The dressing material can then be expanded to increase a separation distance between the micrografts, and the dressing material having spaced-apart micrografts attached thereto can be applied to a prepared recipient site. An apparatus can be provided that expands the dressing material using a pressurized fluid. A further method can include providing a suspension of small portions of graft tissue in a solution. The solution can be injected into blisters formed at a recipient (second) site and the tissue portions allowed to attach and proliferate. A method and apparatus can also be provided for forming corresponding blisters at a donor site and at a recipient site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Falguni Asrani, William Farinelli, Ajay Shah, Vincent Liu, Richard R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10252260
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for deforming a can include a substrate including an inlet module and an outlet module; a fluidic pathway coupled to the inlet module and the outlet module, and including a sample branch operable to transmit the sample fluid; one or more sheath fluid branches flanking the sample branch and operable to transmit sheath having a sheath fluid viscosity higher than a sample fluid viscosity of the sample fluid; a delivery region initiating at a junction between the sample branch and the one or more sheath fluid branches, and operable to transmit a co-flow comprising the sample fluid and the sheath fluid; and a deformation region located downstream of the delivery region and operable to deform the one or more particles of the sample fluid based upon a reduced velocity of the sheath fluid with respect to the sample fluid in the co-flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CytoVale Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Tse, Kate Crawford, Ajay Shah
  • Patent number: 10018632
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively capturing analytes, such as cells, e.g., circulating tumor cells (CTCs), from fluid samples are disclosed. The methods include contacting the sample with an analyte binding moiety that selectively binds to the analytes; optionally separating first components of the sample including a majority of the analytes bound to the binding moieties from second components of the sample using size-based separation, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Barber, Ajay Shah, John Walsh, Mehmet Toner, Ravi Kapur, Shannon Stott
  • Publication number: 20170284924
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for deforming a can include a substrate including an inlet module and an outlet module; a fluidic pathway coupled to the inlet module and the outlet module, and including a sample branch operable to transmit the sample fluid; one or more sheath fluid branches flanking the sample branch and operable to transmit sheath having a sheath fluid viscosity higher than a sample fluid viscosity of the sample fluid; a delivery region initiating at a junction between the sample branch and the one or more sheath fluid branches, and operable to transmit a co-flow comprising the sample fluid and the sheath fluid; and a deformation region located downstream of the delivery region and operable to deform the one or more particles of the sample fluid based upon a reduced velocity of the sheath fluid with respect to the sample fluid in the co-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Tse, Kate Crawford, Ajay Shah
  • Publication number: 20170128096
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for affecting an appearance of skin by harvesting small portions of tissue from a donor (first) site and applying them at a recipient (second) site. A plurality of micrografts can be formed from a piece of graft tissue and attached to a dressing material. The dressing material can then be expanded to increase a separation distance between the micrografts, and the dressing material having spaced-apart micrografts attached thereto can be applied to a prepared recipient site. An apparatus can be provided that expands the dressing material using a pressurized fluid. A further method can include providing a suspension of small portions of graft tissue in a solution. The solution can be injected into blisters formed at a recipient (second) site and the tissue portions allowed to attach and proliferate. A method and apparatus can also be provided for forming corresponding blisters at a donor site and at a recipient site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Falguni Asrani, William Farinelli, Ajay Shah, Vincent Liu, Richard R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9451979
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for affecting an appearance of skin by harvesting small portions of tissue from a donor (first) site and applying them at a recipient (second) site. A plurality of micrografts can be formed from a piece of graft tissue and attached to a dressing material. The dressing material can then be expanded to increase a separation distance between the micrografts, and the dressing material having spaced-apart micrografts attached thereto can be applied to a prepared recipient site. An apparatus can be provided that expands the dressing material using a pressurized fluid. A further method can include providing a suspension of small portions of graft tissue in a solution. The solution can be injected into blisters formed at a recipient (second) site and the tissue portions allowed to attach and proliferate. A method and apparatus can also be provided for forming corresponding blisters at a donor site and at a recipient site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Falguni Asrani, Ajay Shah, William Farinelli, Vincent Liu, Richard R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160153999
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are photodegradable hydrogels and associated kits for selectively capturing and releasing cells. The hydrogels result from cross linking in the presence of a photoinitiator (1) a macromer having a polymeric backbone structure, a photo labile moiety, and a first linking moiety, and (2) a cell-binding moiety having a second linking moiety. These two components are cross-linked by a polymerization reaction of the linking moieties to form a photodegradable hydrogel incorporating the cell-binding moiety within the hydrogel. Also disclosed are methods of making the hydrogels, and methods of using the hydrogels for selectively capturing and releasing cells and for detecting cells in a fluid. Such methods can be used to detect the presence and quantity of certain rare cell types in a biological fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Mark W. Tibbitt, Kristi S. Anseth, April M. Kloxin, Mehmet Toner, John Oakey, Ajay Shah
  • Publication number: 20150285809
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively capturing analytes, such as cells, e.g., circulating tumor cells (CTCs), from fluid samples are disclosed. The methods include contacting the sample with an analyte binding moiety that selectively binds to the analytes; optionally separating first components of the sample including a majority of the analytes bound to the binding moieties from second components of the sample using size-based separation, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas A. Barber, Ajay Shah, John Walsh, Mehmet Toner, Ravi Kapur, Shannon Stott
  • Patent number: 9034658
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively capturing analytes, such as cells, e.g., circulating tumor cells (CTCs), from fluid samples are disclosed. The methods include contacting the sample with an analyte binding moiety that selectively binds to the analytes; optionally separating first components of the sample including a majority of the analytes bound to the binding moieties from second components of the sample using size-based separation, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Barber, Ajay Shah, John Walsh, Mehmet Toner, Ravi Kapur, Shannon L. Stott
  • Patent number: 8924323
    Abstract: A system and method for managing, tracking and recording one or more biological process inputs, outputs and their derived forms is provided. The inputs pertaining to the biological process inputs, outputs and their derived forms are received and processed. The inputs include information related to the biological processes and the biological process inputs, outputs and their derived forms. The inputs further include information related to modifications in the biological process inputs, outputs and their derived forms. The inputs also include outputs of the biological processes. The inputs are processed by modifying the received inputs into a predefined format. Thereafter, the received inputs and processed inputs are stored. The stored inputs are accessed for managing, tracking and recording the biological processes, biological process inputs, outputs and their derived forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Ajay Shah, Srinivas Bolisetty, Xian-Wei Meng, Ali G. Ozkabak, Anirban Ghosh, Kirti Jindal, Krutin Boloor, Ramesh Balakrishnan, Manas Ajith Khare, Parag Sangoi
  • Patent number: 8832320
    Abstract: Where multiple client devices are synchronized to multiple, asynchronous instances of a time-based media presentation such as live and time-shifted views of a television broadcast, interactive content can be delivered to each one of the various devices at a particular time (or “time offset”) within the presentation independent of when each instance of the time-based media presentation is viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Spot411 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Shah
  • Patent number: 8801723
    Abstract: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical applicator device. The device is useful in the application of bone wax during surgical procedures to halt or reduce bone bleeding. The device may be sterilized for re-use or may be made disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Insight Surgical Instruments, LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Shah, Jeffrey Manassero, Elizabeth Orwin, Vincent Pai, Anne Jensen, Matthew Phillips, Timothy Challener, Cassie Nguyen, Kristen Schunter
  • Patent number: 8805723
    Abstract: A plurality of audio signals are broadcasted concurrently on a plurality of substantially separate audio channels. Each of the audio channels has a center frequency greater than approximately 16 kHz. Broadcasting the audio signals causes one or more clients to automatically retrieve a resource from a resource location. The plurality of audio signals collectively encode a resource identifier that describes the resource location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: iViu Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hans M. Glitsch, Ajay Shah
  • Patent number: 8789084
    Abstract: An audio channel of a time-based media presentation provides a basis for synchronizing to the presentation across a variety of platforms independent of when and where the presentation is being viewed. By pre-processing the media into a series of non-unique hashes, and similarly processing an audio stream of the media captured at a client device, a comparison can be made that yields an accurate time offset within the presentation. The comparison may usefully be performed over a data network using a server that hosts data from the pre-processed media, and a variety of applications may be deployed on the client device based on the resulting synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Spot411 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans M. Glitsch, Ajay Shah
  • Patent number: 8751690
    Abstract: Where multiple client devices are synchronized to multiple, asynchronous instances of a time-based media presentation such as live and time-shifted views of a television broadcast, interactive content can be delivered to each one of the various devices at a particular time (or “time offset”) within the presentation independent of when each instance of the time-based media presentation is viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Spot411 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Shah
  • Patent number: 8718805
    Abstract: An audio channel of a time-based media presentation provides a basis for synchronizing to the presentation across a variety of platforms independent of when and where the presentation is being viewed. By pre-processing the media into a series of non-unique hashes, and similarly processing an audio stream of the media captured at a client device, a comparison can be made that yields an accurate time offset within the presentation. The comparison may usefully be performed over a data network using a server that hosts data from the pre-processed media, and a variety of applications may be deployed on the client device based on the resulting synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Spot411 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans M. Glitsch, Ajay Shah
  • Publication number: 20140058399
    Abstract: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical applicator device. The device is useful in the application of bone wax during surgical procedures to halt or reduce bone bleeding. The device may be sterilized for re-use or may be made disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: INSIGHT SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Shah, Jeffrey Manassero, Elizabeth Orwin, Vincent Pai, Anne Jensen, Matthew Phillips, Timothy Challener, Cassie Nguyen, Kristen Schunter
  • Patent number: 8603097
    Abstract: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical applicator device. The device is useful in the application of bone wax during surgical procedures to halt or reduce bone bleeding. The device may be sterilized for re-use or may be made disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Insight Surgical Instruments, LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Shah, Jeffrey Manassero, Elizabeth Orwin, Vincent Pai, Anne Jensen, Matthew Phillips, Timothy Challener, Cassie Nguyen, Kristen Schunter
  • Publication number: 20130262707
    Abstract: Where multiple client devices are synchronized to multiple, asynchronous instances of a time-based media presentation such as live and time-shifted views of a television broadcast, interactive content can be delivered to each one of the various devices at a particular time (or “time offset”) within the presentation independent of when each instance of the time-based media presentation is viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Ajay Shah