Patents by Inventor Guenter Ginsberg

Guenter Ginsberg 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: 20170348520
    Abstract: An electroceutical apparatus and self-care method for treating pain by providing Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in combination with pulsed Ultrasound or Light Emitting Diode (LED) treatments. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a pod unit and a controller, and wrap for holding the pod unit on an area of a user's body. In some embodiments, the wrap may include electrodes and the intensity of the TENS treatment may be adjusted by a user via the controller. In some embodiments, the frequency or output of the treatments is fixed and sequentially delivered to the user in a timed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Busch, Kevin Burch, Susan Evans, Gustav Karlsson, Guenter Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 5762264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mail indicator (10) which comprises a flag (12) which comprises a flag indicator (12A) securely attached at a top distal end of a flag return means (12C) which is securely attached at a bottom distal end to a flag base (12B). The flag indicator (12A) is three dimensional functioning as omnidirectional viewable. The mail indicator (10) further comprises a flag anchor (16) securely attached at a proximal end to the flag base (12B) by a flag base fastener (12BA). The lag anchor (16) further comprises a flag anchor notch (16A) positioned in a open outwardly facing direction at a distal end. The flag anchor (16) is securely fastened to a top front end in a perpendicular position of a mail box receptacle (18B) of a mail box (18), after an user removes mail from the mail box (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Guenter A. Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 4341736
    Abstract: A fluid transfer mechanism for rapidly and accurately picking up or aspirating a fluid quantity or aliquot in one position, moving it to a second position and dispensing the aspirated aliquot. The mechanism includes an arm mounted on a high helix shaft on one end and driven up and down the shaft by a first motor and rotated around the shaft by a second motor. The arm includes at a second end a fluid transfer probe which is moved into and out of the fluids to aspirate and dispense the fluids in precise angular locations. The arm may be accelerated and deaccelerated as it is rotated to avoid vibrations and spilling of the fluid from the probe. The probe may include a level sensing structure for sensing when the probe has contacted a fluid surface. The probe also may be coupled to an oscillator to oscillate the probe in a vessel into which the fluid has been dispensed to mix the fluids therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir J. Drbal, Guenter Ginsberg, Bruce J. Hodgins, John A. Richardson, Ted W. Britton, Richard M. Grimm, Ernesto Bello, Rodolfo R. Rodriguez, Ivan K. Saltz
  • Patent number: 4278086
    Abstract: A variable stop syringe for automatically selecting, aspirating and dispensing one of a desired plurality of fluid volumes. The variable syringe includes a plurality of stops in an array each of which defines a particular fluid volume. The array selectively is moved to position the desired stop in the fully aspirated position of the syringe plunger. The stop positions are coded and automatically may be read to select the desired syringe stop for the particular volume of fluid desired to be aspirated and dispensed. The completely dispensed and the fully aspirated positions of the plunger, as well as the speed of the plunger operation, may be monitored to ensure that the plunger is operating properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Hodgins, Ivan K. Saltz, Guenter Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 4276051
    Abstract: System and program for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples in a continuous processing mode. A plurality of routine samples are maintained in an ordered sequence in a sample tray which may be moved to a first sample pick up position. Emergency samples (stats) and controls (standards) are positioned in a second plurality of auxiliary positions which may be moved to a second sample position. A first and second plurality of reagents are maintained, moved to respective reagent pick up positions, picked up, moved and dispensed in respective dispensing positions by respective single reagent dispensing arms in a similar manner to the sample operation. The chemical reaction is then monitored by photometer means preferably having a plurality of photometric detectors such that radiation passes through each of the cuvettes and the fluids therein during each cycle of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: 4276258
    Abstract: A sample and stat feeding system for sequentially supplying a renewable supply of cuvettes with aliquots of sample liquids in a continuous processing mode. The sample liquids are contained in a annular sample tray having a plurality of sample vessels molded into the tray. The sample containers form two or more annular rows on the outer edge of the tray in which routine samples are maintained in an ordered sequence. Emergency samples (stats) and controls (standards) are maintained in separate auxiliary locations or arrays of locations which may be molded or separate cups placed in tray cavities. A sample pick up mechanism has a pick up probe which is rotated to define an arc across at least a substantial portion of the tray and at least one stat location. The tray is rotated to align the sample, stat and control cavities with the arc of the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Bruce J. Hodgins
  • Patent number: 4276260
    Abstract: A fluid transfer mechanism for rapidly and accurately picking up or aspirating a fluid quantity or aliquot in one position, moving it to a second position and dispensing the aspirated aliquot. The mechanism includes an arm mounted on a high helix shaft on one end and driven up and down the shaft by a first motor and rotated around the shaft by a second motor. The arm includes at a second end a fluid transfer probe which is moved into and out of the fluids to aspirate and dispense the fluids in precise angular locations. The arm may be accelerated and deaccelerated as it is rotated to avoid vibrations and spilling of the fluid from the probe. The probe may include a level sensing structure for sensing when the probe has contacted a fluid surface. The probe also may be coupled to an oscillator to oscillate the probe in a vessel into which the fluid has been dispensed to mix the fluids therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir J. Drbal, Guenter Ginsberg, Bruce J. Hodgins, John A. Richardson, Ted W. Britton, Richard M. Grimm, Ernesto Bello, Rodolfo R. Rodriguez, Ivan K. Saltz
  • Patent number: 4234540
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 4234539
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 4234538
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 4090128
    Abstract: An aperture module for obtaining signals from microscopic particles suspended in a sample blood solution which passes through a scanning aperture. A module housing including an aperture holder is mounted on a container or bath containing a body of the particulate liquid suspension to be tested. The aperture holder with aperture formed therein extends into the vessel to permit passage of the sample through the aperture to an outlet chamber immediately behind the aperture. The chamber is connected to a source of clean electrolyte and has a narrowed or reduced dimension portion positioned immediately behind the aperture. A vacuum is applied to the chamber to cause the sample to be drawn through the aperture for testing thereof. An optical hemoglobinometer is positioned in association with the bath to measure the hemoglobin content of the solution to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald O. Simpson, J. David Starling, Bobby D. James, Thomas John Godin, Guenter Ginsberg, Vladimir J. Drbal
  • Patent number: 3976429
    Abstract: A backwash system including a dispensing cylinder and valve arrangement for directing diluent as a backwash from a source to a sampling valve utilized to make dilutions thence to a sampler in the form of an aspirator tube. The sampling is performed by means of the aspirator tube introduced into a fluid for sampling and a vessel is provided for catching the backwash fluid and aspirating same to waste. The vessel and the tube are positioned relatively to enable the backwash to be caught in the vessel only when diluent is dispensed as backwash. The aspirator tube and collector vessel are returned to their normal relative condition either by movement of the tube relative to the collector vessel or vice versa. Suitable controls are provided to assure that backwash occurs only when the tube and vessel are conditioned to receive same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Guenter Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 3970392
    Abstract: To enable the storage and retrieval of a plurality of different aliquot valves of blanking standards or serums for photometric comparison with plural test sample aliquots processed in a colorimeter of an automated chemistry system that does not contain a computer memory for its various operations, a blanking solution is fed into the system as if it was a test sample, plural aliquots of the blanking solution are taken and processed each with different reagents, the transmission of each processed blanking aliquot is converted to an analog measurement of absorbance and then converted into an equivalent digital value that is stored in a simple memory until subsequently needed. Thereafter, by an addressing of specific colorimetric measurements on then present test sample aliquots in the colorimeter, the blanking values are called from memory and converted back to their analog values for photometric comparison with the test sample aliquots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Figueroa, Guenter Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 3932065
    Abstract: A pneumatically controlled liquid transfer system for delivering a liquid from a source to a delivery location, said liquid source being provided with a pneumatic cylinder for driving the liquid from said source, a pneumatically operated pinch valve of the make-before-break type and flexible conduit paths leading through the valve to the delivery location. The make-before-break pinch valve comprises a valve shell having two pistons movable laterally therein. The shell has a window. One piston has a yoke, each arm thereof having a passageway, one aligned with the other. A stop extends between the arms of the yoke. One of the flexible conduits is arranged through the window between the first piston and the yoke and the other flexible conduit is arranged also through the window but within the aligned passageways and between the piston and post. The second piston is spring biased to bear against the second conduit to place same in a normally closed condition. The first conduit is normally open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas John Godin, Ronald Olin Simpson
  • Patent number: RE31108
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: RE31149
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: RE31150
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman