Patents by Inventor Russell Berman

Russell Berman 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: 20210311254
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, and methods for improved optical waveguide transmission and alignment in an analytical system. Waveguides in optical analytical systems can exhibit variable and increasing back reflection of single-wavelength illumination over time, thus limiting their effectiveness and reliability. The systems are also subject to optical interference under conditions that have been used to overcome the back reflection. Novel systems and approaches using broadband illumination light with multiple longitudinal modes have been developed to improve optical transmission and analysis in these systems. Novel systems and approaches for the alignment of a target waveguide device and an optical source are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey KURITSYN, Mark MCDONALD, Aaron RULISON, Russell BERMAN
  • Publication number: 20210215607
    Abstract: Provided herein are cartridges, packaged devices, and systems for improved nucleic acid sequencing. The cartridges, devices, and systems include a highly multiplexed optical chip comprising a plurality of nanoscale reaction regions that is configured to perform and report nucleic acid sequencing reactions. The chips are, in some embodiments, packaged for use in analytical nucleic acid sequencing reactions. The chips may be attached to a printed circuit board, may be surrounded by a protective enclosure, may include a flow cell, and may include optical features to minimize or block photobleaching of the sequencing reagents and background fluorescent signals. Also provided are analytical systems for nucleic acid sequencing that comprise the disclosed cartridges and packaged devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell BERMAN, Jaime Juan BENITEZ-MARZAN, Natasha POPOVICH, Aaron RULISON, Ravi SAXENA
  • Patent number: 10948652
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, and methods for improved optical waveguide transmission and alignment in an analytical system. Waveguides in optical analytical systems can exhibit variable and increasing back reflection of single-wavelength illumination over time, thus limiting their effectiveness and reliability. The systems are also subject to optical interference under conditions that have been used to overcome the back reflection. Novel systems and approaches using broadband illumination light with multiple longitudinal modes have been developed to improve optical transmission and analysis in these systems. Novel systems and approaches for the alignment of a target waveguide device and an optical source are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Kuritsyn, Mark McDonald, Aaron Rulison, Russell Berman
  • Patent number: 10453787
    Abstract: An electronic module assembly including a via spanning multiple layers in a wafer based module is described. The electronic module assembly can include a first layer deposited upon a substrate, a second layer deposited on a top surface of the first layer, and the via spanning multiple layers. The via can include a first bottom that is formed on a top surface of the first layer and a first sidewall that upstands from the first bottom and extending at least through the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC.
    Inventors: Maurice S. Karpman, Nicole S. Mueller, Gary B. Tepolt, Russell Berman
  • Publication number: 20190179078
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, and methods for improved optical waveguide transmission and alignment in an analytical system. Waveguides in optical analytical systems can exhibit variable and increasing back reflection of single-wavelength illumination over time, thus limiting their effectiveness and reliability. The systems are also subject to optical interference under conditions that have been used to overcome the back reflection. Novel systems and approaches using broadband illumination light with multiple longitudinal modes have been developed to improve optical transmission and analysis in these systems. Novel systems and approaches for the alignment of a target waveguide device and an optical source are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Alexey KURITSYN, Mark MCDONALD, Aaron RULISON, Russell BERMAN
  • Publication number: 20160343652
    Abstract: An electronic module assembly including a via spanning multiple layers in a wafer based module is described. The electronic module assembly can include a first layer deposited upon a substrate, a second layer deposited on a top surface of the first layer, and the via spanning multiple layers. The via can include a first bottom that is formed on a top surface of the first layer and a first sidewall that upstands from the first bottom and extending at least through the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Maurice S. Karpman, Nicole S. Mueller, Gary B. Tepolt, Russell Berman
  • Publication number: 20140278979
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a marketing service are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes: (1) a preferences module that is configured to collect a set of preferences of a user; (2) a monitoring module that is configured to monitor a web site based on the set of preferences so as to identify relevant content; and (3) a notification module that is configured to generate a message alerting the user of the relevant content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MyBuys, Inc.
    Inventors: Majeed Ghadialy, Anu Shukla, Richard Russell Berman, Mark Weiler
  • Patent number: 8744928
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a marketing service are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes: (1) a preferences module that is configured to collect a set of preferences of a user; (2) a monitoring module that is configured to monitor a web site based on the set of preferences so as to identify relevant content; and (3) a notification module that is configured to generate a message alerting the user of the relevant content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: MyBuys, Inc.
    Inventors: Majeed Ghadialy, Anu Shukla, Richard Russell Berman, Mark Weiler
  • Publication number: 20120265646
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a marketing service are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes: (1) a preferences module that is configured to collect a set of preferences of a user; (2) a monitoring module that is configured to monitor a web site based on the set of preferences so as to identify relevant content; and (3) a notification module that is configured to generate a message alerting the user of the relevant content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: MYBUYS, INC.
    Inventors: Majeed GHADIALY, Anu Shukla, Richard Russell Berman, Mark Weiler
  • Patent number: 8234375
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a marketing service are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes: (1) a preferences module that is configured to collect a set of preferences of a user; (2) a monitoring module that is configured to monitor a web site based on the set of preferences so as to identify relevant content; and (3) a notification module that is configured to generate a message alerting the user of the relevant content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: MYBUYS, Inc.
    Inventors: Majeed Ghadialy, Anu Shukla, Richard Russell Berman, Mark Weiler
  • Patent number: 7661013
    Abstract: An automated laboratory device that comprises a mechanism that performs operations on laboratory samples, a scheduler that causes the mechanism to process laboratory samples in accordance with programmed processes, logic that detects an error occurring in a process controlled by the scheduler, logic that accepts a user-defined error handling routine for the error, and logic that executes the error handling routine when the error is encountered. Also described is an embodiment of the invention directed to a laboratory automation system, a method of laboratory automation, a computer implemented software program product, a method of doing business, and a laboratory automation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Berman, Giles Biddison, Felix Chuang, David K. Matsumoto, Joseph W. Barco
  • Patent number: 7555672
    Abstract: An automated laboratory device that comprises a mechanism that performs operations on laboratory samples, a scheduler that causes the mechanism to process laboratory samples in accordance with programmed processes, logic that detects an error occurring in a process controlled by the scheduler, logic that accepts a user-defined error handling routine for the error, and logic that executes the error handling routine when the error is encountered. Also described is an embodiment of the invention directed to a laboratory automation system, a method of laboratory automation, a computer implemented software program product, a method of doing business, and a laboratory automation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Berman, Giles Biddison, Felix Chuang, David K. Matsumoto, Joseph W. Barco
  • Publication number: 20070174653
    Abstract: An automated laboratory device that comprises a mechanism that performs operations on laboratory samples, a scheduler that causes the mechanism to process laboratory samples in accordance with programmed processes, logic that detects an error occurring in a process controlled by the scheduler, logic that accepts a user-defined error handling routine for the error, and logic that executes the error handling routine when the error is encountered. Also described is an embodiment of the invention directed to a laboratory automation system, a method of laboratory automation, a computer implemented software program product, a method of doing business, and a laboratory automation network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Velocity11
    Inventors: Russell Berman, Giles Biddison, Felix Chuang, David Matsumoto, Joseph Barco
  • Publication number: 20070174654
    Abstract: An automated laboratory device that comprises a mechanism that performs operations on laboratory samples, a scheduler that causes the mechanism to process laboratory samples in accordance with programmed processes, logic that detects an error occurring in a process controlled by the scheduler, logic that accepts a user-defined error handling routine for the error, and logic that executes the error handling routine when the error is encountered. Also described is an embodiment of the invention directed to a laboratory automation system, a method of laboratory automation, a computer implemented software program product, a method of doing business, and a laboratory automation network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Velocity11
    Inventors: Russell Berman, Giles Biddison, Felix Chuang, David Matsumoto, Joseph Barco
  • Publication number: 20060177922
    Abstract: An incubator for storing micro-plates or micro-tubes comprises a handling robot positioned between shelves or drawers containing micro-titer plates or other containers useful for biological based reactions. The advantages of this configuration are the ultimate compactness of the system and increased speed or reliability achieved with more than one robot being able to access the same plate or tube. Alternative embodiments standardize the spacing and configuration of a robot track and a shelf track such that a shelf and a robot are interchangeable in a track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: Velocity 11
    Inventors: Benjamin Shamah, Eric Rollins, Reuben Sandler, Nilesh Mistry, David Matsumoto, Ryan Powell, Thomas Smith, JoeBen Bevirt, Russell Berman, Ian Yates