Patents by Inventor Roy Barr

Roy Barr 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: 20220308078
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David Stein, Roy Barr, Mark Edwards, Colin Mellars, Thomas J. Bao, Charles V. Cammarata, Benjamin S. Pollack, Baris Yagci, Beri Cohen
  • Patent number: 11378583
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David Stein, Roy Barr, Mark Edwards, Colin Mellars, Thomas J. Bao, Charles V. Cammarata, Benjamin S. Pollack, Baris Yagci, Beri Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190277869
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David STEIN, Roy BARR, Mark EDWARDS, Colin MELLARS, Thomas J. BAO, Charles V. CAMMARATA, Benjamin S. POLLACK, Baris YAGCI
  • Patent number: 9367918
    Abstract: A multi-view stereo approach generates an inventory of objects located on an object holder. An object may be a sample tube and an object holder may be a tube rack as used in lab automation for healthcare diagnostics. A processor performs 3D tracking of the object holder and the geometric analysis of multiple images generated by a calibrated camera. A homography mapping between images is utilized to warp a second image to a viewpoint of a first image. Plane induced parallax causes a normalized cross-correlation score between the first image and the warped second image of a location on the holder that has an object that is significantly different from a normalized cross-correlation score of a location that has not an object and enables the processor to infer tube inventory and absence or presence of a tube at a location in a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Heathcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Ram Chhatpar, Sandeep M. Naik, Roy Barr, Daniel Sacco, Alexander Gelbman
  • Publication number: 20150142171
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods adapted to calibrate a robot gripper to a camera. The method includes providing a robot with a coupled moveable gripper, providing one or more cameras, providing a target scene having one or more fixed target points, moving the gripper and capturing images of the target scene at two or more imaging locations, recording positions in the gripper coordinate system for each of the imaging locations, recording images in a camera coordinate system, and processing the images and positions to determine a gripper-to-camera transformation between the gripper coordinate system and the camera coordinate system. The transformation may be accomplished by nonlinear least-squares minimization, such as the Levenberg-Marquardt method. Robot calibration apparatus for carrying out the method are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Chhatpar, Daniel Sacco, Sandeep Naik, Alexander Gelbman, Roy Barr
  • Publication number: 20140063241
    Abstract: A multi-view stereo approach generates an inventory of objects located on an object holder. An object may be a sample tube and an object holder may be a tube rack as used in lab automation for healthcare diagnostics. A processor performs 3D tracking of the object holder and the geo-metric analysis of multiple images generated by a calibrated camera. A homography mapping between images is utilized to warp a second image to a viewpoint of a first image. Plane induced parallax causes a normalized cross-correlation score between the first image and the warped second image of a location on the holder that has an object that is significantly different from a normalized cross-correlation score of a location that has not an object and enables the processor to infer tube inventory and absence or presence of a tube at a location in a rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Gang Li, Yakup Genc, Siddharth Ram Chhatpar, Sandeep M. Naik, Roy Barr, Daniel Sacco, Alexander Gelbman
  • Publication number: 20120191248
    Abstract: A method of scheduling an operation and a method of salvaging a launched test on a sample analyzer having a plurality of system resources for which there is a discrete, redundant subsystem Methods include scheduling real-time actions for execution on the subsystem or its redundant subsystem, linking the subsystem or a first redundant subsystem to another subsystem or to a second redundant subsystem, commanding the subsystem or the redundant subsystem to execute the actions for execution, executing each of the actions, monitoring execution of the actions, and re-scheduling an action for execution on a first subsystem on a corresponding discrete, redundant subsystem when an error or malfunction has occurred that may impact the launched test If re-scheduling is not possible, then the method includes trying to pause the launched test When pausing fails, the method includes marking the test bad an removing the test with minimal interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Page, Chris Bohnenberger, Roy Barr, Yue Pei
  • Publication number: 20050013748
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for automated synthesis containing a shaker deck with a plurality of reaction blocks containing a plurality of reaction wells, an arm containing an array of extending units capable of actuating physical steps along a plurality of axes of each reaction block, each reaction block being situated on a turntable, each turntable being further capable of rotating the reaction block along a central axis. Also disclosed are methods of preparing a peptide, oligonucleotide an small molecules using the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Roth, Roy Barr, Junefredo Apon, Steven Bush, Thomas Baiga