Patents by Inventor Jurjen Sinnema

Jurjen Sinnema 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: 20220098542
    Abstract: A picktool manipulator device collects a specimen from a culture medium. In a first mode of operation, a picktool is allowed to move in an axial direction relative to support structure of the device. A detector may generate a signal in response to movement of the body in the axial direction so as to determine a height at which the picktool contacts the medium. The device may operate in the first mode when collecting a specimen from a culture medium. A second mode of operation constrains or precludes axial movement of the picktool. In some cases, the device may operate in the second mode when receiving a new picktool or discarding a used picktool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jurjen Sinnema, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Patent number: 11262368
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying a plurality of articles includes a transport belt, a bumper stopper, and a rotator. A motor moves the transport belt which is adapted to rotate the rotator as the belt conveys the plurality of articles. The stopper can move between first and second positions relative to the transport belt wherein the bumper stopper guides one article toward the rotator when the bumper stopper is in the first position. The bumper stopper allows the article to be conveyed to another location when the bumper stopper is in the second position. The transport belt can continue to convey other articles while the one article is temporarily held in place by the bumper stopper. The rotator is configured to rotate the article conveyed by the transport belt. The article can remain in contact with the transport belt while the rotator is rotating the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Roger Petri, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Publication number: 20220033125
    Abstract: A holder for consumables for use in an analyzer is disclosed. The holder has one or more receptacles for receiving a stack of consumables. The consumables are wrapped in packaging and are placed in the holder as a stack of packaged consumables. The receptacles have a height sufficient to receive the stack of consumable. The receptacles have an opening miming along the side of the receptacle for the entire portion of the height of the receptacle that receives the stack of consumables. The receptacles have a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is the end of the receptacles into which the stack of consumables is place and from which the consumables are removed. The distal portion of the receptacles support the stack of consumables in the receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Roger Petri
  • Publication number: 20220002130
    Abstract: A system and method for a self-actuating, mechanically-biased container restraint. The system requires no computer-aided control or timing, nor is any external power source needed, other than the force exerted as a container is inserted into the restraint. The system relies upon an assembly including mechanically-biased pivoting levers, each of which has a horizontal element and a vertical element. All actuation occurs as the base of an inserted container comes into contact with the upper surface of the horizontal elements of multiple pivoted levers positioned at the base of a channel adapted to serve as a guide for the inserted tube. The levers are biased in this elevated position by mechanical means, such as a spring. As the inserted tube presses the horizontal members downward, the top portions of the vertical members are pivoted inward toward the container's exterior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Franciscus Feijen
  • Patent number: 11136544
    Abstract: A picktool manipulator device collects a specimen from a culture medium. In a first mode of operation, a picktool is allowed to move in an axial direction relative to support structure of the device. A detector may generate a signal in response to movement of the body in the axial direction so as to determine a height at which the picktool contacts the medium. The device may operate in the first mode when collecting a specimen from a culture medium. A second mode of operation constrains or precludes axial movement of the picktool. In some cases, the device may operate in the second mode when receiving a new picktool or discarding a used picktool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jurjen Sinnema, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Publication number: 20210147206
    Abstract: A system and method for gripping, torqueing and releasing an element so as to cap and/or decap a container, such as those typically utilized to house specimens in laboratory environments. The system is driven by a single bi-directional motor linked to a coupler assembly via a rotating threaded shaft. The coupler assembly is configured to engage with an element, such as a cap or container, via mechanically-biased splines that are actuated without any complex linkages, or operative connection to the motor or other powered components. The system employs an ejector nut and an ejector, both of which are concentrically positioned about the threaded shaft. The ejector nut translates along the shaft as a function of the shaft's rotation, so as to permit the retraction of the ejector when an element is engaged in the coupler assembly or cause the ejector to extend into the coupler assembly to disengage the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Franciscus Feijen, Harm W. van der Dong
  • Publication number: 20200166532
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying a plurality of articles includes a transport belt, a bumper stopper, and a rotator. A motor moves the transport belt which is adapted to rotate the rotator as the belt conveys the plurality of articles. The stopper can move between first and second positions relative to the transport belt wherein the bumper stopper guides one article toward the rotator when the bumper stopper is in the first position. The bumper stopper allows the article to be conveyed to another location when the bumper stopper is in the second position. The transport belt can continue to convey other articles while the one article is temporarily held in place by the bumper stopper. The rotator is configured to rotate the article conveyed by the transport belt. The article can remain in contact with the transport belt while the rotator is rotating the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Roger Petri, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Patent number: 10654666
    Abstract: A separating system (1) comprises a housing (60) sized to receive a stack of articles having at least one first article (12) stacked on top of a second article (10). The system (1) also includes a lifter (20) movable into a contact position adjacent a surface (13) on the at least one first article (12). The lifter (20) is adapted to apply a lifting force to the surface (13) to lift at least a portion of the first article (12) above the contact position. An extractor (40) moves the second article (10) away from the stack of articles after the at least one first article (12) has been lifted above the contact position by the lifter (20). The housing (60) prevents the at least one first article (12) from moving with the second article (10) when the second article (10) is moved by the extractor (40) and guides the stack of articles downward after the second article (10) is moved away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B. V.
    Inventors: Michael Justin Lizzi, Lukas Blaauw, Timothy Roy Hansen, Freerk H. Van Der Werff, Jurjen Sinnema, Jordan Brown, James Glen Burmaster, Rui Goncalves, Milenko Lukic, Nino Orucevic, Martin John Juritsch
  • Publication number: 20200102532
    Abstract: A picktool manipulator device collects a specimen from a culture medium. In a first mode of operation, a picktool is allowed to move in an axial direction relative to support structure of the device. A detector may generate a signal in response to movement of the body in the axial direction so as to determine a height at which the picktool contacts the medium. The device may operate in the first mode when collecting a specimen from a culture medium. A second mode of operation constrains or precludes axial movement of the picktool. In some cases, the device may operate in the second mode when receiving a new picktool or discarding a used picktool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Martijn Xander BERNTSEN, Jurjen SINNEMA, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Patent number: 10585107
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying a plurality of articles (10) includes a transport belt (6), a bumper stopper (14), and a rotator (12). A motor moves the transport belt which is adapted to rotate the rotator as the belt conveys the plurality of articles. The stopper can move between first and second positions relative to the transport belt wherein the bumper stopper guides one article toward the rotator when the bumper stopper is in the first position. The bumper stopper allows the article to be conveyed to another location when the bumper stopper is in the second position. The transport belt can continue to convey other articles while the one article is temporarily held in place by the bumper stopper. The rotator is configured to rotate the article conveyed by the transport belt. The article can remain in contact with the transport belt while the rotator is rotating the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Roger Petri, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Patent number: 10557113
    Abstract: A picktool manipulator device collects a specimen from a culture medium. In a first mode of operation, a picktool is allowed to move in an axial direction relative to support structure of the device. A detector may generate a signal in response to movement of the body in the axial direction so as to determine a height at which the picktool contacts the medium. The device may operate in the first mode when collecting a specimen from a culture medium. A second mode of operation constrains or precludes axial movement of the picktool. In some cases, the device may operate in the second mode when receiving a new picktool or discarding a used picktool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jurjen Sinnema, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Publication number: 20180099823
    Abstract: A separating system (1) comprises a housing (60) sized to receive a stack of articles having at least one first article (12) stacked on top of a second article (10). The system (1) also includes a lifter (20) movable into a contact position adjacent a surface (13) on the at least one first article (12). The lifter (20) is adapted to apply a lifting force to the surface (13) to lift at least a portion of the first article (12) above the contact position. An extractor (40) moves the second article (10) away from the stack of articles after the at least one first article (12) has been lifted above the contact position by the lifter (20). The housing (60) prevents the at least one first article (12) from moving with the second article (10) when the second article (10) is moved by the extractor (40) and guides the stack of articles downward after the second article (10) is moved away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Justin Lizzi, Lukas Blaauw, Timothy Roy Hansen, Freerk H Van Der Werff, Jurjen Sinnema, Jordan Brown, James Glen Burmaster, Rui Goncalves, Milenko Lukic, Nino Orucevic, Martin John Juritsch
  • Publication number: 20180072982
    Abstract: A picktool manipulator device collects a specimen from a culture medium. In a first mode of operation, a picktool is allowed to move in an axial direction relative to support structure of the device. A detector may generate a signal in response to movement of the body in the axial direction so as to determine a height at which the picktool contacts the medium. The device may operate in the first mode when collecting a specimen from a culture medium. A second mode of operation constrains or precludes axial movement of the picktool. In some cases, the device may operate in the second mode when receiving a new picktool or discarding a used picktool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander BERNTSEN, Jurjen SINNEMA, Martijn Kleefstra
  • Publication number: 20180045746
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying a plurality of articles (10) includes a transport belt (6), a bumper stopper (14), and a rotator (12). A motor moves the transport belt which is adapted to rotate the rotator as the belt conveys the plurality of articles. The stopper can move between first and second positions relative to the transport belt wherein the bumper stopper guides one article toward the rotator when the bumper stopper is in the first position. The bumper stopper allows the article to be conveyed to another location when the bumper stopper is in the second position. The transport belt can continue to convey other articles while the one article is temporarily held in place by the bumper stopper. The rotator is configured to rotate the article conveyed by the transport belt. The article can remain in contact with the transport belt while the rotator is rotating the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V
    Inventors: Jurjen Sinnema, Roger Petri, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Martijn Kleefstra