Patents by Inventor Marco Sangermano

Marco Sangermano 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: 10752436
    Abstract: A secondary solid waste container for solid waste of an analyzer is disclosed. The secondary solid waste container comprises side walls and an impact absorbing member. The side walls comprise an upper end and a lower end. The impact absorbing member is connected to the side walls such that the impact absorbing member extends between the side walls and is spaced apart from the lower end with respect to a direction from the lower end to the upper end. The impact absorbing member is configured to absorb an impact from solid waste of the analyzer. An analyzer and a method for removing solid waste of an analyzer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Huber, Bruno Koch, Franz Lindegger, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10702871
    Abstract: A laboratory instrument comprising a single base plate is presented. The single base plate comprises at least one embedded consumable compartment, an embedded sample processing compartment, an embedded waste compartment, an embedded activation device compartment, an embedded rack receiving compartment, or a combination thereof. A laboratory system and a method adjusting the positioning of at least one pipetting device or handling device of a laboratory instrument or laboratory system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Bernet, Marco Sangermano, Simon Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 10577596
    Abstract: A device comprising a support part is disclosed. The support part is configured to receive a tip holder, a liquid waste container and a multiwell plate. The multiwell plate comprises at least one row of vessels which comprise a closed bottom and an open top. A method of removing liquid waste during magnetic separation using such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gisler, Raphael Gut, Thomas Meyer, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20190388898
    Abstract: A laboratory instrument comprising a single base plate is presented. The single base plate comprises at least one embedded consumable compartment, an embedded sample processing compartment, an embedded waste compartment, an embedded activation device compartment, an embedded rack receiving compartment, or a combination thereof. A laboratory system and a method adjusting the positioning of at least one pipetting device or handling device of a laboratory instrument or laboratory system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Roland Bernet, Marco Sangermano, Simon Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 10332659
    Abstract: Method of producing a high voltage electrical insulation, in that (i) an ultra-violet radiation as well as thermally curable composition, comprising at least one UV-curable and heat-curable epoxy resin, at least one cationic photo-initiator and at least one cationic thermal-initiator, is provided, and that (ii) ultraviolet radiation as well as heat is applied to the curable composition in any desired sequence for a time long enough until complete curing of the curable composition is obtained and products obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Anna Di Gianni, Lars E. Schmidt, Patrick Meier, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10296769
    Abstract: A method for teaching positioning of a bar code scanner is disclosed. The method includes moving the bar code scanner relative to a first bar code so as to sweep a light beam emitted from the bar code scanner across the first bar code, detecting an orientation of the bar code scanner relative to the first bar code and positioning the bar code scanner based on the orientation. Further, an apparatus for processing a sample or reagent is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Birrer, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10254300
    Abstract: An analyzer is disclosed. The analyzer comprises a rack slot configured to receive at least one rack, wherein the rack slot comprises a front end, at which the rack is manually loadable into the rack slot, and a rear end, which is opposite to the front end and at which the rack is fully receivable in the rack slot, and a spring device arranged at the rear end, wherein the spring device is configured to provide a biasing force towards the front end, wherein the biasing force is adapted to move the rack towards the front end if not fully received in the rack slot, wherein the spring device is configured to fix the rack in a final position if the rack is fully received in the rack slot. Further, a method for loading a rack into a rack slot of an analyzer and a system comprising an analyzer and a computer controller are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Birrer, Rolf Frey, Christian Marty, André Peter, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20180290143
    Abstract: A vessel carrier for use in an automated laboratory system is disclosed. The vessel carrier comprises an upper side, a bottom side, and a middle body portion between the upper side and the bottom side. The upper side comprises openings for introducing vessels. The middle body portion comprises vessel holding positions comprising walls for holding a vessels and extending in correspondence to the openings on the upper side into the middle body portion. The vessel carrier further comprises a two-component structure comprising a core component made of electrically conductive material. The core component comprises part of the bottom side and the walls of the vessel holding positions. The vessel carrier further comprises a cover component covering part of the core component and is made of a material that is different or has different properties with respect to the material of the core component and is customizable for identification and/or handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Cofano, Ivo Eugster, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20180265288
    Abstract: A secondary solid waste container for solid waste of an analyzer is disclosed. The secondary solid waste container comprises side walls and an impact absorbing member. The side walls comprise an upper end and a lower end. The impact absorbing member is connected to the side walls such that the impact absorbing member extends between the side walls and is spaced apart from the lower end with respect to a direction from the lower end to the upper end. The impact absorbing member is configured to absorb an impact from solid waste of the analyzer. An analyzer and a method for removing solid waste of an analyzer are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Huber, Bruno Koch, Franz Lindegger, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10073110
    Abstract: A device for loading an automated analysis system is presented. The device comprises a chassis, a movable loading element movably coupled to the chassis and configured to move between a first and a second position, a holding structure, the holding structure being floatingly coupled to the movable loading element, the holding structure being configured to hold a receptacle for material to be loaded into the automated analysis system, a first alignment element attached to the chassis and a second alignment element attached to the holding structure. The first alignment element is configured to engage with the second alignment element to align the holding structure in a predetermined position relative to the chassis when the movable loading element is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Huber, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20180056300
    Abstract: A housing for a laboratory instrument is disclosed. The laboratory instrument comprises a base plate, wherein a holder configured to hold at least one consumable or a rack comprising at least one consumable is mounted onto said base plate, wherein the housing comprises a frame, wherein the frame is configured to support the base plate. Further, a laboratory instrument and a method for assembling a laboratory instrument are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Molecular System, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Sangermano, Johann Florian Wassermann
  • Publication number: 20170315145
    Abstract: An analyzer is disclosed. The analyzer comprises a rack slot configured to receive at least one rack, wherein the rack slot comprises a front end, at which the rack is manually loadable into the rack slot, and a rear end, which is opposite to the front end and at which the rack is fully receivable in the rack slot, and a spring device arranged at the rear end, wherein the spring device is configured to provide a biasing force towards the front end, wherein the biasing force is adapted to move the rack towards the front end if not fully received in the rack slot, wherein the spring device is configured to fix the rack in a final position if the rack is fully received in the rack slot. Further, a method for loading a rack into a rack slot of an analyzer and a system comprising an analyzer and a computer controller are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Roche Molecular System, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Birrer, Rolf Frey, Christian Marty, André Peter, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20170253870
    Abstract: A device comprising a support part is disclosed. The support part is configured to receive a tip holder, a liquid waste container and a multiwell plate. The multiwell plate comprises at least one row of vessels which comprise a closed bottom and an open top. A method of removing liquid waste during magnetic separation using such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gisler, Raphael Gut, Thomas Meyer, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20170220832
    Abstract: A method for teaching positioning of a bar code scanner is disclosed. The method includes moving the bar code scanner relative to a first bar code so as to sweep a light beam emitted from the bar code scanner across the first bar code, detecting an orientation of the bar code scanner relative to the first bar code and positioning the bar code scanner based on the orientation. Further, an apparatus for processing a sample or reagent is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Birrer, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20170059597
    Abstract: A device for loading an automated analysis system is presented. The device comprises a chassis, a movable loading element movably coupled to the chassis and configured to move between a first and a second position, a holding structure, the holding structure being floatingly coupled to the movable loading element, the holding structure being configured to hold a receptacle for material to be loaded into the automated analysis system, a first alignment element attached to the chassis and a second alignment element attached to the holding structure. The first alignment element is configured to engage with the second alignment element to align the holding structure in a predetermined position relative to the chassis when the movable loading element is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: David Huber, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20140329023
    Abstract: Method of producing a high voltage electrical insulation, in that (i) an ultra-violet radiation as well as thermally curable composition, comprising at least one UV-curable and heat-curable epoxy resin, at least one cationic photo-initiator and at least one cationic thermal-initiator, is provided, and that (ii) ultraviolet radiation as well as heat is applied to the curable composition in any desired sequence for a time long enough until complete curing of the curable composition is obtained and products obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ABB RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Anna Di Gianni, Lars E. Schmidt, Patrick Meier, Marco Sangermano
  • Publication number: 20140083704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the coning in an oil well of an underground reservoir delimited by an aquifer which comprises an injection phase of a micro(nano)-structured fluid with controlled release of barrier substances in said aquifer with the formation of an impermeable barrier located at the oil/water interface, characterized in that said fluid comprises an aqueous dispersion of microcapsules composed of a core comprising a modifying substance of the absolute permeability of the rock formation which contains said reservoir, a protective shell insoluble in water which coats said core. The present invention also relates to the above mentioned microcapsules and an aqueous dispersion comprising the above mentioned microcapsules to be used in said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Sangermano, Francesca Verga, Laura Montanaro
  • Publication number: 20130327524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for oil recovery from a reservoir which comprises the following phases: a) injecting a volume of a micro (nano)-structured fluid with released control of barrier substances into at least a portion of an underground reservoir containing oil, said micro (nano)-structured fluid comprising an aqueous dispersion of microcapsules composed of a core comprising a modifying substance of the absolute permeability of the rock formation which houses said reservoir, a protective shell insoluble in water which coats said core; b) clogging the porous intergranular spaces of said rock formation with said modifying substance with a reduction or inhibition of the absolute permeability of said rock formation, c) recovering said oil from the remaining portion of said reservoir by the further injection of a displacing fluid, preferably water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Sangermano, Francesca Verga, Laura Montanaro
  • Patent number: 6555595
    Abstract: Disclosed are radiation-curable or photopolymerizable compositions, processes for applying and curing the compositions and articles bearing a cured coating of the compositions utilizing radiation-curable compositions which contain, in addition to the typical components of radiation-curable compositions, a polymer derived from 3,4-epoxy-1-butene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: James Vincent Crivello, Marco Sangermano, Stephen Neal Falling