Patents by Inventor Joseph Pinto

Joseph Pinto 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: 11768364
    Abstract: A method is used to generate a distortion model for a structured illumination microscopy (SIM) optical system. A sliding window is moved in relation to a plurality of images to define a plurality of sub-tiles. Each sub-tile represents a portion of the corresponding image. Parameters are estimated for each sub-tiles. The parameters include two or more parameters selected from the group consisting of modulation, angle, spacing, phase offset, and phase deviation. A full width at half maximum (FWHM) value associated with each sub-tile is estimated. A distortion model is estimated, based at least in part on a combination of the estimated parameters and FWHM values stored in the predetermined format and an estimated center window parameter. A two-dimensional image may be generated, based at least in part on the estimated distortion model. The two-dimensional image may include representations indicating where distortions occur in the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Bo Lu, Hongji Ren, Joseph Pinto, Simon Prince, Austin Corbett
  • Publication number: 20230152227
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a light energy exciter that can include one or more light sources. A light energy exciter can emit excitation light directed toward a detector surface that can support biological or chemical samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui JIANG, Joseph PINTO
  • Publication number: 20220260492
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Tracy H. FUNG, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 11333604
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Publication number: 20220113532
    Abstract: A method is used to generate a report presenting parameter values corresponding to a structured illumination microscopy (SIM) optical system. The parameter values are based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation corresponding to an image set captured with the SIM optical system. A minimum FWHM slice is identified, based at least in part on an average FWHM value across the images in the first image set. Parameter estimation is performed on the identified minimum FWHM slice. Best in-focus parameters are identified based at least in part on the performed estimation. A phase estimate is performed for each image in the set. A modulation calculation is performed based at least in part on the identified best in-focus parameters. The report is based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Austin Corbett, Bo Lu, Robert Langlois, Joseph Pinto, Yu Chen, Peter Newman, Hongji Ren
  • Patent number: 11243390
    Abstract: A method is used to generate a report presenting parameter values corresponding to a structured illumination microscopy (SIM) optical system. The parameter values are based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation corresponding to an image set captured with the SIM optical system. A minimum FWHM slice is identified, based at least in part on an average FWHM value across the images in the first image set. Parameter estimation is performed on the identified minimum FWHM slice. Best in-focus parameters are identified based at least in part on the performed estimation. A phase estimate is performed for each image in the set. A modulation calculation is performed based at least in part on the identified best in-focus parameters. The report is based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Austin Corbett, Bo Lu, Robert Langlois, Joseph Pinto, Yu Chen, Peter Newman, Hongji Ren
  • Publication number: 20210173194
    Abstract: A method is used to generate a report presenting parameter values corresponding to a structured illumination microscopy (SIM) optical system. The parameter values are based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation corresponding to an image set captured with the SIM optical system. A minimum FWHM slice is identified, based at least in part on an average FWHM value across the images in the first image set. Parameter estimation is performed on the identified minimum FWHM slice. Best in-focus parameters are identified based at least in part on the performed estimation. A phase estimate is performed for each image in the set. A modulation calculation is performed based at least in part on the identified best in-focus parameters. The report is based at least in part on the performed modulation calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Austin Corbett, Bo Lu, Robert Langlois, Joseph Pinto, Yu Chen, Peter Newman, Hongji Ren
  • Publication number: 20210173196
    Abstract: A method is used to generate a distortion model for a structured illumination microscopy (SIM) optical system. A sliding window is moved in relation to a plurality of images to define a plurality of sub-tiles. Each sub-tile represents a portion of the corresponding image. Parameters are estimated for each sub-tiles. The parameters include two or more parameters selected from the group consisting of modulation, angle, spacing, phase offset, and phase deviation. A full width at half maximum (FWHM) value associated with each sub-tile is estimated. A distortion model is estimated, based at least in part on a combination of the estimated parameters and FWHM values stored in the predetermined format and an estimated center window parameter. A two-dimensional image may be generated, based at least in part on the estimated distortion model. The two-dimensional image may include representations indicating where distortions occur in the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Bo Lu, Hongji Ren, Joseph Pinto, Simon Prince, Austin Corbett
  • Publication number: 20210003505
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tracy H. FUNG, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10883937
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Publication number: 20200166461
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10551317
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Publication number: 20190204227
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a light energy exciter that can include one or more light sources. A light energy exciter can emit excitation light directed toward a detector surface that can support biological or chemical samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui JIANG, Joseph PINTO
  • Publication number: 20190204226
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy H. FUNG, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10005083
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus including: (a) a translucent or transparent plate having a bottom surface, at least a portion of the bottom surface having an opaque material printed thereon in a pattern having at least one transparent or translucent portion; and (b) a chamber disposed below the bottom surface, whereby light emitted from the chamber or through the chamber can pass through the at least one transparent or translucent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: John Earney, Dakota Watson, Joseph Pinto
  • Publication number: 20170151565
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus including: (a) a translucent or transparent plate having a bottom surface, at least a portion of the bottom surface having an opaque material printed thereon in a pattern having at least one transparent or translucent portion; and (h) a chamber disposed below the bottom surface, whereby light emitted from the chamber or through the chamber can pass through the at least one transparent or translucent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: John Earney, Dakota Watson, Joseph Pinto
  • Patent number: 9540690
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus including: (a) a translucent or transparent plate having a bottom surface, at least a portion of the bottom surface having an opaque material printed thereon in a pattern having at least one transparent or translucent portion; and (b) a chamber disposed below the bottom surface, whereby light emitted from the chamber or through the chamber can pass through the at least one transparent or translucent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: John Earney, Dakota Watson, Joseph Pinto
  • Publication number: 20160160276
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus including: (a) a translucent or transparent plate having a bottom surface, at least a portion of the bottom surface having an opaque material printed thereon in a pattern having at least one transparent or translucent portion; and (b) a chamber disposed below the bottom surface, whereby light emitted from the chamber or through the chamber can pass through the at least one transparent or translucent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: John EARNEY, Dakota WATSON, Joseph PINTO
  • Patent number: 8498052
    Abstract: A composition including an optical substrate removably attached to an item. At least a portion of the substrate has a diffraction grating embedded therein or thereon. The grating has a resultant refractive index variation at a grating location. The grating provides an output optical signal indicative of a code when illuminated by an incident light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Moon, Martin A. Putnam, Alan D. Kersey, David Fournier, Joseph Pinto
  • Publication number: 20100246007
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drug product tracking (or other pharmaceutical, health care or cosmetics products, and/or the packages or containers they are supplied with) using diffraction grating-based encoded optical identification elements 8 includes an optical substrate 10 having at least one diffraction grating 12 disposed therein. The grating 12 has one or more collocated pitches ? which represent a unique identification digital code that is detected when illuminated by incident light 24. The incident light 24 may be directed transversely from the side of the substrate 10 (or from an end) with a narrow band (single wavelength) or multiple wavelength source, and the code is represented by a spatial distribution of light or a wavelength spectrum, respectively, or a combination thereof. The encoded element 8 may be used to label any desired item, such as drugs or medicines, or other pharmaceutical or health care products or cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ILLUMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOHN A. MOON, MARTIN A. PUTNAM, ALAN D. KERSEY, DAVID FOURNIER, JOSEPH PINTO