Patents by Inventor Baris Yagci

Baris Yagci 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: 11435268
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking and printing within a histology system. In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes an information reader configured to read identifying data associated with a tissue block, a microtome configured to cut one or more tissue sections from the tissue block, one or more slides for receiving the one or more tissue sections, and a printer configured to receive the identifying data and print, after the one or more tissue sections are cut from the tissue block, one or more labels for the one or more slides, the one or more labels comprising information associating the one more tissue sections on the one or more slides with the tissue block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Clarapath, Inc.
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Janak Sewkarran, Baris Yagci, Jerry R. Pinto
  • Patent number: 11428609
    Abstract: There is provided an automated system for preparing tissue samples that comprises one or more microtomes, a hydration system, and a processor, the processor being programmed to initiate facing, by one or more microtomes, of a first tissue block comprising a first tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, and cause the first tissue block to be hydrated by the hydration system for a first predetermined time, and initiate facing, by one or more microtomes, of a second tissue block while the first tissue block is being hydrated, the second tissue block comprising a second tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, and cause the second tissue block to be hydrated by the hydration system for a second predetermined time, and to initiate the one or more microtomes to begin sectioning of the first tissue block while the second tissue block is being hydrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Clarapath, Inc.
    Inventors: Baris Yagci, Eric Feinstein, Partha P. Mitra, Janak Sewkarran, Cong Zhang, Robert Shusko
  • Patent number: 11385224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting incorporating magnetic shielding to reduce exposure of any of samples, reactants, devices or people from exposure or prolonged exposure to magnetic or electromagnetic fields generated with the system. Some embodiments provide an automation system for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting comprising an automation track having a sidewall provided with magnetic shielding. In some embodiments, the magnetic shielding comprises an 80% nickel alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Kung-Le Chang, Manuel Lavin, Baris Yagci
  • Patent number: 11378583
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David Stein, Roy Barr, Mark Edwards, Colin Mellars, Thomas J. Bao, Charles V. Cammarata, Benjamin S. Pollack, Baris Yagci, Beri Cohen
  • Publication number: 20220196649
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting incorporating magnetic shielding to reduce exposure of any of samples, reactants, devices or people from exposure or prolonged exposure to magnetic or electromagnetic fields generated with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Kung-Le Chang, Manuel Lavin, Baris Yagci
  • Publication number: 20220128810
    Abstract: A system for optical interrogation of tissue samples, the system including: a microtome configured to section one or more tissue sections from a tissue block, the one or more tissue sections including one or more tissue samples; a transfer medium configured to gather the one or more tissue sections and to transfer the one or more tissue sections to one or more slides; and an optical interrogation system including an illumination system configured to illuminate the one or more tissue sections and an imaging system configured to perform an imaging analysis on the one or more tissue sections illuminated with the illumination system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Charles R. Cantor, Baris Yagci, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20220113228
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically transferring sections from a sample block to a tape and for transferring select sections to a slide. A tissue storage system for storing cut sections on the tape and digital storage system for storing photos and other information during the transfer of the sections can also be provided, thereby creating a tissue repository and data repository for future use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Baris Yagci, Cong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220074823
    Abstract: There is provided an automated system for preparing tissue samples that comprises one or more microtomes, a hydration system, and a processor, the processor being programmed to initiate facing, by one or more microtomes, of a first tissue block comprising a first tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, and cause the first tissue block to be hydrated by the hydration system for a first predetermined time, and initiate facing, by one or more microtomes, of a second tissue block while the first tissue block is being hydrated, the second tissue block comprising a second tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, and cause the second tissue block to be hydrated by the hydration system for a second predetermined time, and to initiate the one or more microtomes to begin sectioning of the first tissue block while the second tissue block is being hydrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Baris Yagci, Eric Feinstein, Partha P. Mitra, Janak Sewkarran, Cong Zhang, Robert Shusko
  • Publication number: 20220042887
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for facing a tissue block. In some embodiments, a method is provided for facing a tissue block that includes imaging a tissue block to generate imaging data of the tissue block, the tissue block comprising a tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, estimating, based on the imaging data, a depth profile of the tissue block, wherein the depth profile comprises a thickness of the embedding material to be removed to expose the tissue sample to a pre-determined criteria, and removing the thickness of the embedding material to expose the tissue to the pre-determined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Charles Cantor, Baris Yagci, David Kleinfeld, Cong Zhang, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20220034768
    Abstract: The present disclosure also relates to systems and methods for quality control in histology systems. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes receiving a tissue block comprising a tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, imaging the tissue block to create a first imaging data of the tissue sample in a tissue section on the tissue block, removing the tissue section from the tissue block, the tissue section comprising a part of the tissue sample, imaging the tissue section to create a second imaging data of the tissue sample in the tissue section, and comparing the first imaging data to the second imaging data to confirm correspondence in the tissue sample in the first imaging data and the second imaging data based on one or more quality control parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Charles Cantor, Baris Yagci, David Kleinfeld, Cong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220034769
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking and printing within a histology system. In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes an information reader configured to read identifying data associated with a tissue block, a microtome configured to cut one or more tissue sections from the tissue block, one or more slides for receiving the one or more tissue sections, and a printer configured to receive the identifying data and print, after the one or more tissue sections are cut from the tissue block, one or more labels for the one or more slides, the one or more labels comprising information associating the one more tissue sections on the one or more slides with the tissue block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Janak Sewkarran, Baris Yagci, Jerry R. Pinto
  • Patent number: 11169056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically transferring sections from a sample block to a tape and for transferring select sections to a slide. A tissue storage system for storing cut sections on the tape and digital storage system for storing photos and other information during the transfer of the sections can also be provided, thereby creating a tissue repository and data repository for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Clarapath, Inc.
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Baris Yagci, Cong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11145392
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a combination of an automation system that continuously tracks the identity and positions of all of its pucks with a single sample identification station and covers/interlocks in order to provide sample chain of custody without the need to re-identify the sample at points of interaction (aspiration, de-capping, etc.). This eliminates the need to have sample identification stations at each interaction point. This reduction of hardware allows the system to be cheaper, smaller, and more reliable. It also allows not only the automation system, but also existing pre-analytical/analytical equipment connected to the automation system, to run more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Pollack, Colin Mellars, Baris Yagci
  • Publication number: 20210262905
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking and printing within a histology system. In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes an information reader configured to read identifying data associated with a tissue block, a microtome configured to cut one or more tissue sections from the tissue block, one or more slides for receiving the one or more tissue sections, and a printer configured to receive the identifying data and print, after the one or more tissue sections are cut from the tissue block, one or more labels for the one or more slides, the one or more labels comprising information associating the one more tissue sections on the one or more slides with the tissue block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Janak Sewkarran, Baris Yagci, Jerry R. Pinto
  • Publication number: 20210262907
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for facing a tissue block. In some embodiments, a method is provided for facing a tissue block that includes imaging a tissue block to generate imaging data of the tissue block, the tissue block comprising a tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, estimating, based on the imaging data, a depth profile of the tissue block, wherein the depth profile comprises a thickness of the embedding material to be removed to expose the tissue sample to a pre-determined criteria, and removing the thickness of the embedding material to expose the tissue to the pre-determined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Charles Cantor, Baris Yagci, David Kleinfeld, Cong Zhang, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20210263055
    Abstract: The present disclosure also relates to systems and methods for quality control in histology systems. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes receiving a tissue block comprising a tissue sample embedded in an embedding material, imaging the tissue block to create a first imaging data of the tissue sample in a tissue section on the tissue block, removing the tissue section from the tissue block, the tissue section comprising a part of the tissue sample, imaging the tissue section to create a second imaging data of the tissue sample in the tissue section, and comparing the first imaging data to the second imaging data to confirm correspondence in the tissue sample in the first imaging data and the second imaging data based on one or more quality control parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Charles Cantor, Baris Yagci, David Kleinfeld, Cong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210063288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically transferring sections from a sample block to a tape and for transferring select sections to a slide. A tissue storage system for storing cut sections on the tape and digital storage system for storing photos and other information during the transfer of the sections can also be provided, thereby creating a tissue repository and data repository for future use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Partha P. Mitra, Baris Yagci, Cong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10686355
    Abstract: A mover for a linear motor system includes a magnet subassembly. The mover includes a magnetic structure disposed on at least one side of the magnet subassembly and creating with the magnetic subassembly a resultant magnetic field. The magnetic structure being centered on a detected center of the resultant magnetic field. The mover includes a body structure mounted on or with reference to the magnetic structure to position a physical center of the body structure at approximately the detected center of the resultant magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: MagneMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Malyarov, Baris Yagci
  • Patent number: 10576473
    Abstract: An assembly for mitigating spillage of patient sample in a patient sample tube having an open top includes a patient sample in the tube and a layer of inert material floating on the sample fluid, such that the material restricts splashing movement of the sample's surface. The material can include a foam, a gel, or a disk. The disk can be approximately the diameter of the sample tube with a center opening configured to accept a pipette to provide access to the patient sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Keld Sorensen, Baris Yagci, Robert Hempton
  • Publication number: 20190277839
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting incorporating magnetic shielding to reduce exposure of any of samples, reactants, devices or people from exposure or prolonged exposure to magnetic or electromagnetic fields generated with the system. Some embodiments provide an automation system for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting comprising an automation track having a sidewall provided with magnetic shielding. In some embodiments, the magnetic shielding comprises an 80% nickel alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Kung-Le CHANG, Manuel LAVIN, Baris YAGCI