Patents by Inventor Alexander Gelbman

Alexander Gelbman 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: 9714954
    Abstract: An automation system for use with in-vitro diagnostics that includes a track configured to provide one or more paths and a plurality of sleeves. Each sleeve is configured to hold one of a plurality of fluid containers. The system also includes a plurality of carriers configured to travel along the track. Each carrier is separable from each sleeve and configured to hold one of the plurality of sleeves. The system further includes a tray having a plurality of rows. Each row is configured to hold at least one of: (i) one or more of the plurality of sleeves; and (ii) one or more of the plurality of carriers. The tray is configured to at least one of: (i) unload the plurality of sleeves or the plurality of carriers from the tray; and (ii) load the plurality of sleeves or the plurality of carriers to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 9645159
    Abstract: An automation system for use with an in vitro diagnostics environment includes a track and a plurality of carriers configured to move along the track and hold one or more of a plurality of samples and one or more of a plurality of reagents having reagent types. The system also includes one or more testing stations, one or more local reagent storage areas located at or proximate to the one or more testing stations and one or more central reagent storage areas. The system further includes a control system configured to direct the one or more reagents from the one or more local reagent storage areas to the one or more testing stations based on received reagent information and direct the one or more reagents from the one or more central reagent storage areas to the one or more testing stations based on the received reagent information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Pollack, Alexander Gelbman, Ryan German
  • Patent number: 9619692
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying objects being carried by an operator who is approaching an instrument. The system includes image-, motion-, and depth-capturing sensors that are in communication with the instrument. The captured image, motion, and depth data are compared to data stored in a database and the objects are identified. Once the objects have been identified, an action that corresponds to the identified objects is initiated in the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 9494609
    Abstract: An automation system for an in vitro diagnostics environment includes a plurality of intelligent carriers that include onboard processing and navigation capabilities. To aid in operator handling of payloads and carriers, carriers include an electronically rewritable display on a surface visible to an operator. The display can include an LCD, E-ink, or other rewritable display and can utilize color, pattern, or text to convey status information of the payloads to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Gelbman, Benjamin Samuel Pollack
  • Patent number: 9365310
    Abstract: The present invention is a label system and method for label alignment and placement on a container. The label system includes a first label or a container whereby the first label includes alignment symbology and a second label having an alignment area corresponding to the alignment symbology of the first label. The second label is positioned on the container whereby the alignment area of the second label is aligned with the alignment symbology of the first label. The method for label alignment and placement comprises the steps of (i) providing a container with identification information and a label bearing area; (ii) scanning the identification information; (iii) processing the identification information; (iv) printing indicia on a label at a position defined by the identification information; and (v) placing the label on the container with the indicia positioned at the desired predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Stevens, Jeff Campbell, Alexander Gelbman, Neil A. Moore, Steven Savitz
  • Patent number: 9367918
    Abstract: A multi-view stereo approach generates an inventory of objects located on an object holder. An object may be a sample tube and an object holder may be a tube rack as used in lab automation for healthcare diagnostics. A processor performs 3D tracking of the object holder and the geometric analysis of multiple images generated by a calibrated camera. A homography mapping between images is utilized to warp a second image to a viewpoint of a first image. Plane induced parallax causes a normalized cross-correlation score between the first image and the warped second image of a location on the holder that has an object that is significantly different from a normalized cross-correlation score of a location that has not an object and enables the processor to infer tube inventory and absence or presence of a tube at a location in a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Heathcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Ram Chhatpar, Sandeep M. Naik, Roy Barr, Daniel Sacco, Alexander Gelbman
  • Publication number: 20150355207
    Abstract: An automation system for use with an in vitro diagnostics environment includes a track and a plurality of carriers configured to move along the track and hold one or more of a plurality of samples and one or more of a plurality of reagents having reagent types. The system also includes one or more testing stations, one or more local reagent storage areas located at or proximate to the one or more testing stations and one or more central reagent storage areas. The system further includes a control system configured to direct the one or more reagents from the one or more local reagent storage areas to the one or more testing stations based on received reagent information and direct the one or more reagents from the one or more central reagent storage areas to the one or more testing stations based on the received reagent information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Pollack, Alexander Gelbman, Ryan German
  • Publication number: 20150301072
    Abstract: An automation system for use with in-vitro diagnostics that includes a track configured to provide one or more paths and a plurality of sleeves. Each sleeve is configured to hold one of a plurality of fluid containers. The system also includes a plurality of carriers configured to travel along the track. Each carrier is separable from each sleeve and configured to hold one of the plurality of sleeves. The system further includes a tray having a plurality of rows. Each row is configured to hold at least one of: (i) one or more of the plurality of sleeves; and (ii) one or more of the plurality of carriers. The tray is configured to at least one of: (i) unload the plurality of sleeves or the plurality of carriers from the tray; and (ii) load the plurality of sleeves or the plurality of carriers to the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander GELBMAN
  • Publication number: 20150269415
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying objects being carried by an operator who is approaching an instrument. The system includes image-, motion-, and depth-capturing sensors that are in communication with the instrument. The captured image, motion, and depth data are compared to data stored in a database and the objects are identified. Once the objects have been identified, an action that corresponds to the identified objects is initiated in the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Publication number: 20150142171
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods adapted to calibrate a robot gripper to a camera. The method includes providing a robot with a coupled moveable gripper, providing one or more cameras, providing a target scene having one or more fixed target points, moving the gripper and capturing images of the target scene at two or more imaging locations, recording positions in the gripper coordinate system for each of the imaging locations, recording images in a camera coordinate system, and processing the images and positions to determine a gripper-to-camera transformation between the gripper coordinate system and the camera coordinate system. The transformation may be accomplished by nonlinear least-squares minimization, such as the Levenberg-Marquardt method. Robot calibration apparatus for carrying out the method are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Chhatpar, Daniel Sacco, Sandeep Naik, Alexander Gelbman, Roy Barr
  • Patent number: 8992866
    Abstract: An automated, refrigerated specimen management system (ARSIMS) to hold sealed and/or opened sample/specimen tubes and/or containers that can be in the pre-analytical, in-process, or post-analytical phase of processing. The ARSIMS ensures that each sample/specimen tube, whether it is sealed, capped, closed or open, can be stored at an ideal storage temperature according to the particular phase of processing and as appropriate for the combination of sample/specimen type and analyte(s) to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Gelbman, Mark Edwards, Matthew Rosmarin, Ilya Malyarov, Benjamin Pollack, Elizabeth Bononno
  • Publication number: 20140370608
    Abstract: An automation system for an in vitro diagnostics environment includes a plurality of intelligent carriers that include onboard processing and navigation capabilities. To aid in operator handling of payloads and carriers, carriers include an electronically rewritable display on a surface visible to an operator. The display can include an LCD, E-ink, or other rewritable display and can utilize color, pattern, or text to convey status information of the payloads to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Gelbman, Benjamin Samuel Pollack
  • Publication number: 20140063241
    Abstract: A multi-view stereo approach generates an inventory of objects located on an object holder. An object may be a sample tube and an object holder may be a tube rack as used in lab automation for healthcare diagnostics. A processor performs 3D tracking of the object holder and the geo-metric analysis of multiple images generated by a calibrated camera. A homography mapping between images is utilized to warp a second image to a viewpoint of a first image. Plane induced parallax causes a normalized cross-correlation score between the first image and the warped second image of a location on the holder that has an object that is significantly different from a normalized cross-correlation score of a location that has not an object and enables the processor to infer tube inventory and absence or presence of a tube at a location in a rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Ram Chhatpar, Sandeep M. Naik, Roy Barr, Daniel Sacco, Alexander Gelbman
  • Publication number: 20130105064
    Abstract: The present invention is a label system and method for label alignment and placement on a container. The label system includes a first label or a container whereby the first label includes alignment symbology and a second label having an alignment area corresponding to the alignment symbology of the first label. The second label is positioned on the container whereby the alignment area of the second label is aligned with the alignment symbology of the first label. The method for label alignment and placement comprises the steps of (i) providing a container with identification information and a label bearing area; (ii) scanning the identification information; (iii) processing the identification information; (iv) printing indicia on a label at a position defined by the identification information; and (v) placing the label on the container with the indicia positioned at the desired predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy A. Stevens, Jeff Campbell, Alexander Gelbman, Neil A. Moore, Steven R. Savitz
  • Publication number: 20120283867
    Abstract: An automated, refrigerated specimen management system (ARSIMS) to hold sealed and/or opened sample/specimen tubes and/or containers that can be in the pre-analytical, in-process, or post-analytical phase of processing. The ARSIMS ensures that each sample/specimen tube, whether it is sealed, capped, closed or open, can be stored at an ideal storage temperature according to the particular phase of processing and as appropriate for the combination of sample/specimen type and analyte(s) to be tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Gelbman, Mark Edwards, Matthew Rosmarin, Ilya Malyarov, Benjamin Pollack, Elizabeth Bononno
  • Patent number: 8054218
    Abstract: A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device for displaying graphical indicia within a GPS system transmitting a plurality of GPS signals to the device display device. The device employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a GPS signal receiver, a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power structure, operably connected to the integrated circuit structure, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 7946489
    Abstract: An electronic-ink based writing/drawing and display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, including graphical input data provided by an activator module. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with the storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 7918395
    Abstract: An electronic product identification price display system for installation in a retail environment storing a plurality of consumer products on shelves. The system includes a plurality of remote activator modules installed within the retail environment, and a plurality of remotely-updateable electronic-ink labels applied to consumer products stored in the retail environment. Each remote activator module sends and transmits electromagnetic signals within the space of the retail environment. Each electronic-ink label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 7918396
    Abstract: An electronic-ink based information organizing device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, data, including information and graphical input data provided by a user by way of an activator module. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with the storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman
  • Patent number: 7913908
    Abstract: An electronic-ink based display tagging system including a plurality of programmable electronic-ink display tags, and a portable tag activation module for programming display indicia to be displayed on each electronic-ink display tag. Each electronic-ink display tag includes an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. Each electronic-ink display tag includes an antenna structure for receiving radio-frequency (RF) power signals transmitted by the portable tag activation module, and (ii) sending and/or receiving electromagnetic signals carrying information corresponding to one of instructions, programs, data or graphical indicia to be displayed by the addressable display assembly. Each electronic-ink display tag also includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Gelbman