Patents by Inventor Gianandrea Pedrazzini

Gianandrea Pedrazzini 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).

  • Publication number: 20220332525
    Abstract: A process and system for handling biological tissue samples through work stations in which at least one work stations includes a plurality of independent work locations. The handling system includes a main transport apparatus operatively connected to input and output stations and to the work stations for moving bidirectionally the samples among these; a plurality of secondary transport apparatuses operatively connected to the main transport apparatus and each respectively operatively connected to independent work locations of one of the work stations and configured to move bidirectionally the samples among these; and a control arrangement of the transport apparatuses for managing routing and handling of the samples in the work stations according to a work protocol associated with the samples and for managing routing and handling of the samples in the work locations according to a workload of the work locations and the work protocol associated with the samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Publication number: 20220214270
    Abstract: A device for screening of a biological sample in a container includes a lighting system having a radiation source, an analysis station having an optical detector and controller. The lighting system includes a filter holder device for selecting two radiations with different wavelengths. The analysis station includes a system for optical detection of the container before analysis of the sample, which includes a backlight panel and an illuminator for illuminating the container and to allow the optical detector to acquire an image of the container and send to the controller information based on the image. The controller controls a rotation system, set up in the analysis station, to position the container so that, in the analysis phase of the sample, the radiation irradiates the sample at an inspection window and a label is arranged on an opposite side with respect to that from which the radiation originates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Publication number: 20220065883
    Abstract: Device for processing a biological sample having biological tissue in a block of containment material, includes an image acquisition system for acquiring an image of the sample, an electronic processing unit for processing a first signal of the sample image, an electronic controller for receiving a second signal emitted by the processing unit and of a position into space of a portion of containment material without biological tissue, and an operator apparatus downstream of the acquisition system and having an operating head. The controller controls the operator apparatus based on the second signal to position the head in correspondence with the block portion without biological tissue and subsequently to make the head perform the following: (a) removal of a predefined volume of the block in correspondence with said portion, and (b) insertion of reference material in replacement of the volume of the block which has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI, Leonardo RICOTTI, Aliria POLIZIANI, Sabrina CIANCIA, Lorenzo VANNOZZI
  • Publication number: 20210190805
    Abstract: An automation apparatus of an analysis laboratory, for handling support devices able to support containers of biological samples. The automation apparatus includes two main automatic belt conveyors arranged in positions spaced from one another on a floor, and at least one auxiliary automatic belt conveyor. The auxiliary belt conveyor is spaced at a different height with respect to the main conveyors, and is operatively connected to the main conveyors by means of lift devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Publication number: 20210132095
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a liquid handling apparatus having a working platform provided with a plurality of housings for accommodation of consumable products and defining a first portion of a working surface of the apparatus and a feeding platform of the consumable products which defines a second portion of the working surface and comprises at least one modular framework provided with at least one containment frame of the consumable products; wherein the modular framework is movable with respect to the working platform to allow coupling and uncoupling of the containment frame from the modular framework, and wherein the containment frame is provided with a containment compartment, configured to allow stacking of the consumable products below the working surface, and with an opening at the working surface, configured to arrange the consumable products at the working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Publication number: 20210116469
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laboratory automation system for handling test tubes containing samples of biological material along one or more guiding lanes. The laboratory automation system includes a framework defining a base wall of the guiding lanes and at least two guiding profiles defining opposite side walls of the guiding lanes. The framework is provided with two or more coupling slots of respective guiding profiles to the framework obtained along the base wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Publication number: 20200298239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for traceability of transport of containers of biological samples, arranged in a containment rack, from a drawing point to an analysis point, in which a preparation apparatus is able, for each containment rack going out from the drawing point, to identify the containment rack, to detect the measurement of the outgoing mass of the containment rack and to store the measurement of the outgoing mass in a centralized database, and in which a check-in apparatus is able, for each containment rack coming to the analysis point, to identify the containment rack, to detect the measurement of the incoming mass of the containment rack and to compare the measurement of the outgoing mass with the detected measurement of the incoming mass, generating an alert if the measurement of the outgoing mass is different from the measurement of the incoming mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI, Riccardo TRIUNFO
  • Patent number: 10597229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stacker crane (2) for transporting, inserting and picking containers of biological material test tubes in/from locations (3) of a plurality of shelves (4) of a warehouse (1) for storing containers of biological material test tubes. The stacker crane (2) is able to move the containers of biological material test tubes in the three Cartesian directions x, y and z, so as to reach the locations (3), wherein the stacker (2) comprises a first carriage (21) and a second carriage (22) able to slide independently of, and to be released from, the first carriage (21) in direction y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Publication number: 20190072462
    Abstract: A laboratory automation system (12) for conveying biological samples or reactants contained in test tubes (13), and automatically routing said plates (4) towards processing modules (18) of said biological material, wherein a platform (1) interposed between said laboratory automation system (12) and a handling system (14) of consumable products (4, 42, 100), which includes a horizontal crosspiece (6) whereon a first robot (7) and a second robot (8) are sliding mounted, the first robot (7) being provided with gripping means (9) of pipettes (10) adapted to collect and release the biological material or the reactant, and a second robot (8) being provided with gripping means (11) of consumable products (4, 42, 100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Inpeco Holding Ltd.
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Patent number: 10155631
    Abstract: An apparatus for the transfer of conveying devices of containers of biological products between laboratory automation systems placed at different heights. The apparatus include a motor-driven belt arranged transversely with respect to the automation systems. Shelves are fixed to the motor-driven belt for accommodating the conveying devices during the transfer. The conveying devices are loaded/unloaded on/from the shelves of the apparatus by the action of pushers. The belt allows for, by rotation, a simultaneous bidirectional transfer, both in ascent and descent, of conveying devices from one automation system to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Publication number: 20180247700
    Abstract: A system for managing the medical record of a patient by automatically collecting clinical data from one or more medical devices in a healthcare facility is described, comprising at least one identification device of the patient, control means of the management system, and storage means of the clinical data in the medical record, wherein the control means comprise an interface device able to operatively connect the identification device to the medical devices, the control means are able to automatically collect the clinical data and to store them in the storage means when the identification device correctly identifies the identity of the patient and the identity finds the match of the patient in the information systems of the healthcare facility, and when the interface device identifies the activation of one of the medical devices provided for in one of the active prescriptions of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Inpeco Holding Ltd.
    Inventor: Gianandrea PEDRAZZINI
  • Patent number: 10041965
    Abstract: Described is a carrier device for a single container of biological products or single test tube, comprising a base with a cavity, and a closing element. The base has a central pin with a cavity in which an RFID transponder is accommodated, is rotationally coupled to a toothed rotor, and further comprises four coupling holes, obtained in four cylinders projecting upward and having vertical axes, in which pins of four vertical gripping fingers are inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 10024875
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving and testing biological samples is described, comprising a laboratory automation system for moving transporting devices of single test tubes containing biological material samples, a testing module of said biological material samples contained in said test tubes adapted to receive linear containers of a plurality of test tubes arranged in a series of consecutive housings along a line, and an interconnection module between said laboratory automation system and said testing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9989545
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for depositing and retrieving large volumes of test tubes in/from a warehouse, comprising an input/output module of a first and a second container with a plurality of test tubes, a multiple pick up device of test tubes, a single pick up device of test tubes, a first and second station for the provisional allocation of said containers and a motorized traveling lift able to carry said first and second container simultaneously on two distinct coplanar locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9964554
    Abstract: There is described an automation module for the manual introduction and pick up of biological specimens to be directly urgently interfaced with a testing module for laboratory diagnostics, comprising a pair of main lanes and one of secondary lanes on which carrying devices travel for carrying tubes containing said biological specimens. The automation module is provided with separate points for the introduction and the pickup of said tubes into/from said carrying devices, said points being along the secondary lane opposite to that interfaced with said testing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9927330
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically filling wells of plates with biological material from a laboratory automation system for conveying biological samples or reactants contained in test tubes, and automatically routing said plates towards processing modules of said biological material. Said apparatus contains a platform interposed between said laboratory automation system and a handling system of consumable products, which includes a horizontal crosspiece whereon a first robot and a second robot are sliding mounted, the first robot being provided with gripping means of pipettes adapted to collect and release the biological material or the reactant, and a second robot being provided with gripping means of consumable products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9868593
    Abstract: There is described a multiple rack apparatus for accommodating biological product containers unloaded from a storage for the preservation of the same interfaced with a laboratory automation system, comprising an odd number of said racks which can be housed within a platform having a number of locations, which is equal to said odd number plus one. Said racks can horizontally or vertically slide from one location to another of said platform, taking advantage of the presence of a temporarily empty location, said racks further occupying in turn an operating location which, being vertical with respect to an outlet tube of said storage, accommodates said biological product containers unloaded from said storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9869687
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for automatically depositing, preserving and recovering specimens of biological materials contained in test tubes in/from a refrigerated store. Said apparatus comprises two test tube handling devices between test tube containers and carriers positioned on a conveyor adapted to automatically handle said test tubes; said two test tube handling devices are intended the one to load said test tubes from the refrigerated store to the conveyor and the other to unload test tubes from the conveyor (4) to the refrigerated store. Said test some containers are handled between said refrigerated store and said test tube handling devices by a container handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9792415
    Abstract: A distributed automation apparatus for laboratory diagnostics is described, comprising modules for processing biological products transported on an automatic conveyor and modules for interfacing with analysis devices, both said modules being connected to said automatic conveyor, each of said modules is independent of the other modules, it being provided with its own control board, which allows it to work autonomously and independently of a central control unit which provides a worklist to each node which is dynamically read and updated by said control unit, and said module reading and updating said, worklist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9785754
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for identifying the patient and marking the laboratory test tubes associated with said patient during the sampling of biological material to be analysed, comprising a high-security portable hardware device (1) for processing and storing the patient's data, a device (2) for reading said portable hardware device and for the biometric identification of the patient, a personal computer (4) interacting with an operator and connected to a computer network for exchanging data by means of an application software with a remote means (3) for storing data. Said apparatus also includes a computerised test tube labelling unit (5) comprising a printer (8) for printing bar codes on labels (7) able to receive print commands from said personal computer (4) following a comparison between expected and detected test tubes housed in a positioning and identification device (9) supported by said labelling unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: INPECO HOLDING LTD.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini