Patents by Inventor Philipp Ott

Philipp Ott 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: 20240193769
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to completing incomplete area of interest markings. An area of interest marking indicates an area of interest on an image of a tissue section. The method may include detecting in the image endpoints of the one or more contours, and drawing in the image a segment connecting the matching endpoints in a selected pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Volfgang VILAJ, Simon STRASSEN, Philipp OTT
  • Patent number: 11992833
    Abstract: A pipette tip extension attachable to a pipette tip having a proximal end, a distal end, and an exterior wall extending between the proximal end and the distal end is disclosed. The exterior wall has an outer side and an inner side and forms at the proximal end a reception aperture for inserting a pipette tip, and at the distal end a dispense aperture. The pipette tip extension further has an inner cavity, a distance element connected to the inner side of the exterior wall, and a constriction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Adrian Sager, Philipp Ott, Patrick Kinney, Hagen Reinhardt, Michael Keller, Sujata Iyer
  • Patent number: 11988544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for weighing pharmaceutical containers (10) nested in a carrier (11), in which at least one of the nested containers (10) is weighed by means of a weighing device (1), wherein a relative movement between the at least one pharmaceutical container (10) and the carrier (11) is brought about in order to release the pharmaceutical containers (10) from the carrier (11) in order to increase the weighing accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: Syntegon Technology GmbH, Syntegon Packaging Systems AG, Syntegon Packaging Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Roth, Ulrich Krauß, Klaus Ullherr, Tim Fleckenstein, Rolf Barthelmess, Martin Maerz, Thomas Beck, Ralf Riebeling, Heiko Wild, Joachim Radtke, Jochen Peters, Oliver Gerundt, Harald Ott, Olaf Eistert, Frank Scholl, Herbert Schaffert, Jochen Lautenschlager, Paul Mehringer, Faruk Civelek
  • Publication number: 20240149270
    Abstract: A storage device for storing one or more pipettor consumables contains a storage plate having an upper side and a lower side, and, on the upper side, a number of accommodation seats arranged in an array. Each accommodation seat is configured to receive a pipettor consumable in an upside-down orientation. The storage device has one or more positioning elements for positioning the storage device in relation to a carrier, and/or one or more stacking elements for stacking the storage device with another storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Matthias DZUNG, Adrian SAGER, Sven PFLUMM, Philipp OTT
  • Patent number: 11931731
    Abstract: A pipette tip extension attachable to a pipette tip is disclosed. The pipette tip extension has a proximal end, a distal end, and an exterior wall extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The exterior wall has an outer side and an inner side and forms at the proximal end a reception aperture for inserting a pipette tip. The pipette tip extension further has a bottom at the distal end, an inner cavity enclosed by the inner side of the exterior wall and the bottom, one or more distance elements arranged at the inner side of the exterior wall and protruding into the inner cavity, and a coating for interacting with a fluid present in a fluid uptake area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Adrian Sager, Philipp Ott, Sara Ferdi
  • Patent number: 11925936
    Abstract: A combinable cavity tray for liquid handling is provided. The combinable cavity tray has at least one cavity for receiving a fluid and at least one passage for leading through a cavity of a second combinable cavity tray and/or for connecting to a pipetting apparatus. The at least one cavity of the combinable cavity tray is formed integrally. An assembly of combinable cavity trays having at least two combinable cavity trays, a method of manufacturing a combinable cavity tray and the use of a combinable cavity tray or of an assembly of combinable cavity trays for liquid handling are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Adrian Sager, Philipp Ott
  • Patent number: 11719355
    Abstract: A method for controlling a magnetic valve and particularly a method for dispensing and/or aspirating a volume of liquid as well as a corresponding dispenser/pipetting apparatus is disclosed. The method for controlling a magnetic valve has measuring a capacitance at the magnetic valve and determining a position of a plunger based on the measured capacitance. The method for dispensing or aspirating a volume of liquid has controlling a flow of a system fluid by a magnetic valve located between a pressure source and a dispenser/pipetting tip, dispensing or aspirating a volume of liquid through an exterior opening of the tip dependent on the flow of the system fluid, wherein controlling the flow and determining a flow time in dependence of the volume of liquid to be dispensed or aspirated, and controlling the magnetic valve is held open for the duration of the flow time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: TEGAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Ott
  • Publication number: 20230152338
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method for tracking lysis progress in an automated lysing device. For example, the lysing device may be configured to execute multiple iterations of lysing at a defined location on the tissue section and imaging the defined location on the tissue section using a camera. From the images a lysing parameter may be determined to improve lysing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp OTT, Yves WURMITZER, Volfgang VILAJ
  • Patent number: 11565249
    Abstract: A pipetting apparatus having a pipette tube with a first end provided with an opening for aspirating and/or dispensing of a sample fluid and a second end operationally connected to a pressure generating means. The pipetting apparatus has at least one measuring unit adapted to determine at least one measurement value of the sample fluid based on the aspirating and/or dispensing of the sample fluid and to provide a sample fluid measurement signal representative thereof to an output of the measuring unit. The pipetting apparatus also has a control circuit operationally coupled to the output of the measuring unit and the input of the pressure generating means, the control circuit is configured to control said pressure generating device based on the sample fluid measurement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Ott
  • Publication number: 20220401958
    Abstract: A cover for a fluid container having an essentially plane cover plate for closing at least one opening of at least one fluid container and at least two ports, and each port has a through channel extending through the entire thickness of the cover plate and a fluid impermeable first membrane is arranged over the entire cross section of the through channel of the first port and an at least gas permeable second membrane is arranged over the entire cross section of the through channel of the second port is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp OTT, Adrian SAGER, Lars Johan BRANDEN
  • Patent number: 11525727
    Abstract: A device for controlling an optical recognition unit with the help of a capacitive filling level measurement in liquid containers having a sensor with a measuring electrode, a conductive base plate suitable for arranging at least one liquid container or a carrier unit having at least one receptacle for receiving a liquid container, a sensor electronics unit that is connected to the measuring electrode and the base plate adapted to determine a capacitance between the measuring electrode and base plate, an evaluation unit, and a control unit for controlling the optical recognition unit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp Ott, Luca Frei, Pascal Dieterich
  • Patent number: 11471876
    Abstract: A pipetting apparatus and method capable of detecting a liquid within an intermediate section of a pipette tube of the pipetting apparatus. The intermediate section is located between an upper section of the pipette tube at which a first electrode is arranged and a lower section at which a second electrode is arranged. The first and second electrodes form a measurement capacitor and are operationally connected to an impedance measurement unit, which is adapted to detect whether liquid, such as a portion of a sample liquid or system liquid, is present within the intermediate section based on the measured impedance or change of impedance, e.g. an increase of the capacitance and/or a decrease of the resistance, of the measurement capacitor caused by a presence of the liquid within the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp Ott, Dominic Erb
  • Publication number: 20220258152
    Abstract: A displacement device for displacing a displacement volume is disclosed. The device has a first fluid space and a second fluid space. A first piston is arranged in a movable manner within the first fluid space. The first fluid space is connectable to a pipetting device. The first piston is actuatable by an actuation volume of air or of liquid provided by the pipetting device. A second piston is arranged in a movable manner within the second fluid space. The second piston is constructed to displace a displacement volume of a fluid located within the second fluid space when the second piston is actuated. The second piston is actuated in dependence on the first piston that is actuated by the actuation volume. The actuation volume is different from the displacement volume, and a pipetting system has a displacement device and a method of displacing a displacement volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp OTT, Adrian SAGER, Thomas GEIGES
  • Publication number: 20220196696
    Abstract: A method for aspirating a first liquid medium of two liquid media of different density from a sample container comprises: lowering a pipette of the laboratory automation device into the sample container until a pipette tip of the pipette has passed a lowering distance from the surface of the first liquid medium in the sample container, wherein the lowering distance is chosen, such that the pipette tip passes at least an aspiration volume in the sample container; aspirating liquid from the sample container during the lowering of the pipette by generating an underpressure in the pipette, wherein the first liquid medium is aspirated, and after the interface and the pipette tip pass each other, the second liquid medium of the two liquid media is aspirated; measuring a pressure in the pipette during the lowering of the pipette and detecting a position of the interface, when a slope of the pressure changes; when the lowering distance has been passed and no interface is detected, aspirating the aspiration volume fro
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Matthias DZUNG, Patrick KINNEY, Philipp OTT, Carsten HASE, Andreas SCHENK, David PAPENCORDT, Philipp RIEDEL, Thomas GEIGES
  • Patent number: 11360040
    Abstract: Devices and corresponding methods for capacitive foam detection in liquid containers are disclosed. The device has a sensor with a measurement electrode having a plurality of sub-electrodes, a bottom plate that is used as a counter electrode for arranging a liquid container, a sensor electronic unit that is connected to the measurement electrode and the bottom plate and is adapted to determine an impedance, in particular a capacitance, between the measurement electrode and the bottom plate, and an evaluation unit, the measurement electrode being arranged substantially perpendicularly to the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Ott
  • Patent number: 11311872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipetting device having tube with an opening at one end for suctioning or discharging a sample fluid, and can be operatively connected to a pressure generation device at the other end. A first electrode is formed on the pipetting device that forms a measuring capacitor together with a second electrode formed by at least one part of the sample fluid and that can be received in the tube and the measuring capacitor is operatively connected to a measuring unit, and the measuring unit is designed to determine a volume of the suctioned or discharged sample fluid according to the capacity of the measuring capacitor. The invention also relates to a fluid processing system having a pipetting device of this type, as well as a method for determining a processed fluid volume during pipetting with a pipetting device of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Ott
  • Patent number: 11298695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pipette tips for connecting to a pipette tube of a pipetting device that is used for taking up and dispensing fluids. A pipette tip is shaped as a long tube that forms a pipette body with an opening on one of its ends and the other end is designed to connect to the pipette tube. The pipette tip is characterised in that it has an electrode as a volume measuring electrode of a measuring capacitor. The present invention further relates to pipetting devices with a pipette tip, methods for determining the volume of a fluid sample in such a pipette tip, methods for recognising such a pipette tip on a pipetting device, methods for producing such a pipette tip, uses for such a pipette tip and a set of pipette tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Ott
  • Patent number: 11291988
    Abstract: The invention concerns pipette tips for connecting to a pipette tube of a pipetting device are used for taking up and discharging fluids. The pipette tip is in the shape of an elongated tube forming a pipette body that has an opening at one end and is designed for connecting to the pipette tube at the other end. The pipette tip has a first electrode as a volume measuring electrode of a measuring capacitor and a second electrode as an immersion detector electrode. The first electrode is located on an outer surface of the pipette body or is embedded in the pipette body, and the second electrode is located at least partially on an inner surface of the pipette body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp Ott, Matthias Dzung, Martin Kuster
  • Publication number: 20220080402
    Abstract: A pipette tip extension attachable to a pipette tip is disclosed. The pipette tip extension has a proximal end, a distal end, and an exterior wall extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The exterior wall has an outer side and an inner side and forms at the proximal end a reception aperture for inserting a pipette tip. The pipette tip extension also has a bottom at the distal end, an inner cavity enclosed by the inner side of the exterior wall and the bottom, and one or more distance elements arranged at the inner side of the exterior wall and protruding into the inner cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Philipp OTT, Adrian SAGER
  • Publication number: 20220034420
    Abstract: A method for controlling a magnetic valve and particularly a method for dispensing and/or aspirating a volume of liquid as well as a corresponding dispenser/pipetting apparatus is disclosed. The method for controlling a magnetic valve has measuring a capacitance at the magnetic valve and determining a position of a plunger based on the measured capacitance. The method for dispensing or aspirating a volume of liquid has controlling a flow of a system fluid by a magnetic valve located between a pressure source and a dispenser/pipetting tip, dispensing or aspirating a volume of liquid through an exterior opening of the tip dependent on the flow of the system fluid, wherein controlling the flow and determining a flow time in dependence of the volume of liquid to be dispensed or aspirated, and controlling the magnetic valve is held open for the duration of the flow time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Philipp OTT