Patents by Inventor Andreas Drechsler

Andreas Drechsler 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: 10546992
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a superconducting microwave circuit. The circuit includes a substrate and two electrodes. The latter form an electrode pair dimensioned so as to support an electromagnetic field, which allows the circuit to be operated in the microwave domain. The substrate exhibits a raised portion, which includes a top surface and two lateral surfaces. The top surface connects the two lateral surfaces, which show respective undercuts (on the lateral sides of the raised portions). Each of the electrodes includes a structure that includes a potentially superconducting material. Two protruding structures are accordingly formed, which are shaped complementarily to the respective undercuts. This way, the shaped structure of each of the electrodes protrudes toward the other one of the electrodes of the pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Fuhrer, Andreas Kuhlmann, Ute Drechsler, Veeresh V. Deshpande, Stefan Filipp, Marc Ganzhorn
  • Publication number: 20200006619
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a superconducting microwave circuit. The circuit includes a substrate and two electrodes. The latter form an electrode pair dimensioned so as to support an electromagnetic field, which allows the circuit to be operated in the microwave domain. The substrate exhibits a raised portion, which includes a top surface and two lateral surfaces. The top surface connects the two lateral surfaces, which show respective undercuts (on the lateral sides of the raised portions). Each of the electrodes includes a structure that includes a potentially superconducting material. Two protruding structures are accordingly formed, which are shaped complementarily to the respective undercuts. This way, the shaped structure of each of the electrodes protrudes toward the other one of the electrodes of the pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas FUHRER, Andreas KUHLMANN, Ute DRECHSLER, Veeresh V. DESHPANDE, Stefan FILIPP, Marc GANZHORN
  • Publication number: 20190346421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of laboratory diagnostics. Specifically, means and methods for determining the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or kidney transplant failure including determining the risk of progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or the risk of kidney transplant failure based on the analysis of homoarginine levels are disclosed. Moreover, the present invention relates to homoarginine for use in a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) as well as for use in a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of kidney transplant failure in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christiane Drechsler, Barbara Kollerits, Andreas Meinitzer, Stefan Pilz, Winfried Maerz, Christoph Wanner, Florian Kronenberg
  • Publication number: 20190242921
    Abstract: A system and method for treatment of biological samples is disclosed. In some embodiments, an automated biological sample staining system (100), comprising at least one microfluidic reagent applicator (118); at least one bulk fluid applicator (116); at least one fluid aspirator; at least one sample substrate holder; at least one relative motion system; and a control system (102) that is programmed to execute at least one staining protocol on a sample mounted on a substrate that is held in the at least one sample substrate holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Oliver Gutmann, Melis Hazar, Reto Huesser, Raymond T. Kozikowski, III, Daniel Mueller, Chris Steinert
  • Patent number: 10329198
    Abstract: A roofing tile composed of concrete material and a method for producing such a roofing tile. The concrete material contains a binder, a gravel, a light-weight aggregate, and added water. The roofing tile has at least one watercourse and a lateral interlocking joint having a covering fold and a water fold. The ratio of water to binder is less than 0.3, the light-weight aggregate is composed of a material that is hydrophobic and/or not hygroscopic, and the roofing tile has a density in the range of 1.6 g/cm3 to 1.9 g/cm3 after the hardening. The roofing tile has a thickness of 5 mm to 9 mm, preferably 7 mm to 8 mm, in the highly loaded regions, preferably in the region of the watercourse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Monier Roofing GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Michael Friedrich, Michael Heise, Jürgen Klein, Stephan Westphal, Ben Cranfield
  • Publication number: 20180333806
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a system (1; 1?) for processing at least one substrate (2) containing a dried fluid sample (21) is provided, the system (1; 1?) comprising a support (12) configured to position the substrate (2), a laser device (3) for directing a laser beam (31) to the substrate (2), configured to cut at least one area of the substrate (2) containing the dried fluid sample (21) by means of the laser beam (31), a container holder (4; 4?) configured to hold and position a container (5) for receiving the cut area, the container holder (4; 4?) being arranged below the substrate (2), and an extraction subsystem (6) for extracting fume and/or dust generated when laser cutting the substrate (2), wherein the extraction subsystem (6) consists of at least two extraction components (61, 62) sandwiching the substrate (2) there between. Furthermore, a method for automated processing at least one substrate (2) containing a dried fluid (21) sample by means of such a system (1; 1?) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler, Reto Huesser, Emad Sarofim
  • Publication number: 20180224476
    Abstract: A laboratory automation system for processing sample containers containing laboratory samples and/or for processing the samples is presented. The laboratory automation system comprises a digital camera configured to take an image of the sample container together with a calibration element. The image comprises image data related to the sample container and image data related to the calibration element. The laboratory automation system also comprises an image processing device configured to determine geometrical properties of the sample container depending on the image data related to the sample container and the image data related to the calibration element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Birrer, Andreas Drechsler, Rik Harbers
  • Publication number: 20180209964
    Abstract: A device is described including a lid, a collection portion support, and a collection portion with a surface for receiving a biological sample, the lid includes a window and a window holder, the surface defines a first plane, the collection portion includes a first, a second, and a third position markers, each position marker indicates a center point marker, the center points define a second plane that has a line of intersection with the first plane, the device has an interior volume defined partially by the collection portion support, the collection portion, the window, and the window holder, the window allows visual inspection of the position markers, the collection portion support has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet with a fluid path from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet via the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Edwin Oosterbroek, Emad Sarofim, Heiko Schwertner
  • Publication number: 20180170809
    Abstract: A roofing tile composed of concrete material and a method for producing such a roofing tile. The concrete material contains a binder, a gravel, a light-weight aggregate, and added water. The roofing tile has at least one watercourse and a lateral interlocking joint having a covering fold and a water fold. The ratio of water to binder is less than 0.3, the light-weight aggregate is composed of a material that is hydrophobic and/or not hygroscopic, and the roofing tile has a density in the range of 1.6 g/cm3 to 1.9 g/cm3 after the hardening. The roofing tile has a thickness of 5 mm to 9 mm, preferably 7 mm to 8 mm, in the highly loaded regions, preferably in the region of the watercourse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas DRECHSLER, Michael FRIEDRICH, Michael HEISE, Jürgen KLEIN, Stephan WESTPHAL, Ben CRANFIELD
  • Patent number: 9957111
    Abstract: A conveyor device for conveying test tube holders in a laboratory distribution system is presented. The conveyor device is a screw conveyor device comprising a helical track having a helix axis and a drive shaft having an axis of rotation parallel or coaxial to the helix axis, which drive shaft is adapted to be driven to rotate about the axis of rotation for causing a movement of one test tube holder or a plurality of test tube holders contacting the helical track between an entry region and an exit region. The entry region and the exit region are spaced in a direction of the helix axis. A laboratory distribution system for conveying test tube holders and a laboratory automation system comprising a laboratory distribution system are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler, Reto Huesser, Nenad Milicevic, Gottlieb Schacher
  • Publication number: 20180106821
    Abstract: A storage module for a laboratory automation system, a method of operating a laboratory automation system, and a laboratory automation system are presented. Items used by laboratory stations are stored centrally in a storage module and can be transported to the laboratory stations using a laboratory sample distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Vollenweider, Gottlieb Schacher, Goran Savatic, Marco Maetzler, Christoph Ludwig, Christian Loewenstein, Yves Laloux, Rik Harbers, Matthias Edelmann, Andreas Drechsler
  • Patent number: 9939429
    Abstract: A device is described including a lid, a collection portion support, and a collection portion with a surface for receiving a biological sample, the lid includes a window and a window holder, the surface defines a first plane, the collection portion includes a first, a second, and a third position markers, each position marker indicates a center point marker, the center points define a second plane that has a line of intersection with the first plane, the device has an interior volume defined partially by the collection portion support, the collection portion, the window, and the window holder, the window allows visual inspection of the position markers, the collection portion support has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet with a fluid path from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet via the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Edwin Oosterbroek, Emad Sarofim, Heiko Schwertner
  • Publication number: 20180029940
    Abstract: A roofing tile composed of concrete material and a method for producing such a roofing tile. The concrete material contains a binder, a gravel, a light-weight aggregate, and added water. The roofing tile has at least one watercourse and a lateral interlocking joint having a covering fold and a water fold. The ratio of water to binder is less than 0.3, the light-weight aggregate is composed of a material that is hydrophobic and/or not hygroscopic, and the roofing tile has a density in the range of 1.6 g/cm3 to 1.9 g/cm3 after the hardening. The roofing tile has a thickness of 5 mm to 9 mm, preferably 7 mm to 8 mm, in the highly loaded regions, preferably in the region of the watercourse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas DRECHSLER, Michael FRIEDRICH, Michael HEISE, Jürgen KLEIN, Stephan WESTPHAL, Ben CRANFIELD
  • Patent number: 9638612
    Abstract: A method of individually releasing from an entity one or more members of a sub-group of biological units included in a heterogeneous group of biological units is provided. The method includes binding the group of biological units including the sub-group of biological units to the entity via a linker. Following binding, the location of the one or more members on the entity is determined. Once the location is determined, a localized physical pulse is applied to the one or more members. The localized physical pulse individually releases the one or more members from the entity by dissociating the linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Judith Brand-Meier, Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler, Nicole Gwerder, Martin Kopp, Edwin Oosterbroek, Emad Sarofim
  • Publication number: 20170101272
    Abstract: A conveyor device for conveying test tube holders in a laboratory distribution system is presented. The conveyor device is a screw conveyor device comprising a helical track having a helix axis and a drive shaft having an axis of rotation parallel or coaxial to the helix axis, which drive shaft is adapted to be driven to rotate about the axis of rotation for causing a movement of one test tube holder or a plurality of test tube holders contacting the helical track between an entry region and an exit region. The entry region and the exit region are spaced in a direction of the helix axis. A laboratory distribution system for conveying test tube holders and a laboratory automation system comprising a laboratory distribution system are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler, Reto Huesser, Nenad Milicevic, Gottlieb Schacher
  • Patent number: 9612192
    Abstract: A cuvette comprising a body having an upper part comprising an upper open top portion and upper walls forming four upper inner edges and an upper open bottom portion with a first substantially rectangular cross-section in a plane A-A; and a lower measurement chamber comprising a lower closed bottom portion and lower walls forming four lower inner edges and a lower open top portion with a second substantially rectangular cross-section in a plane B-B smaller than the first cross-section in the plane A-A. An abrupt transition zone is positioned between the plane A-A and the plane B-B comprising four transition inner edges connecting the four lower inner edges to the upper open bottom portion. At least in the plane B-B the lower inner edges comprise fillets having a first radius (R1). At least in the plane A-A the upper inner edges comprise fillets having a second radius (R2) being larger than (R1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Rijk Edwin Oosterbroek
  • Publication number: 20150017681
    Abstract: A device is described including a lid, a collection portion support, and a collection portion with a surface for receiving a biological sample, the lid includes a window and a window holder, the surface defines a first plane, the collection portion includes a first, a second, and a third position markers, each position marker indicates a center point marker, the center points define a second plane that has a line of intersection with the first plane, the device has an interior volume defined partially by the collection portion support, the collection portion, the window, and the window holder, the window allows visual inspection of the position markers, the collection portion support has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet with a fluid path from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet via the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Edwin Oosterbroek, Emad Sarofim, Heiko Schwertner
  • Publication number: 20140329249
    Abstract: A method of individually releasing from an entity one or more members of a sub-group of biological units included in a heterogeneous group of biological units is provided. The method includes binding the group of biological units including the sub-group of biological units to the entity via a linker. Following binding, the location of the one or more members on the entity is determined. Once the location is determined, a localized physical pulse is applied to the one or more members. The localized physical pulse individually releases the one or more members from the entity by dissociating the linker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Judith Brand-Meier, Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler, Nicole Gwerder, Martin Kopp, Edwin Oosterbroek, Emad Sarofim
  • Publication number: 20130143036
    Abstract: A new roofing tile with enhanced surface durability and processes for manufacturing the same. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Andreas DRECHSLER, Jürgen KLEIN, Florence YZIQUEL, Jeffrey CHEN, Emmanuel FOURDRIN
  • Publication number: 20120156796
    Abstract: A cuvette for photometric measurement of liquids is provided comprising a body having outer walls and an inner space for receiving liquids, the body comprising an upper part comprising an upper open top portion, an upper front wall, an upper back wall, and two upper side walls. The upper walls form four upper inner edges and an upper open bottom portion with a first substantially rectangular cross-section in a plane A-A, a lower measurement chamber comprising a lower closed bottom portion, a lower front wall, a lower back wall, and two lower side walls. The lower walls form four lower inner edges and a lower open top portion with a second substantially rectangular cross-section in a plane B-B smaller than the first substantially rectangular cross-section in the plane A-A, wherein at least the lower front wall and the lower back wall are at least in part substantially planar and substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Rijk Edwin Oosterbroek