Patents by Inventor Tino Walter Van Der Zee

Tino Walter Van Der Zee 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: 20210239582
    Abstract: The present invention describes an automated platform for inoculating a variety of receptacles with biological samples for testing and analysis. The lab automation system includes a plurality of modules used to automate the inoculation of media for subsequent analysis. In this regard, the lab automation system has one module to enter specimen/order information and store an inventory of petri dishes. Another module is used to label the sample receptacles with a unique identifier that associates the receptacles with the sample. Yet another module includes a robot for retrieving sample and inoculating the receptacles. The sample inoculation module also includes an apparatus that will receive slides, inoculate those slides, and further process the slides for analysis. Finally, the lab automation system includes a module that streaks the culture media with the sample. Thus, the automated lab system described herein provides consistent samples with minimal input from a lab operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander BERNTSEN, Martijn Kleefstra, Roger Petri, Tino Walter Van Der Zee
  • Patent number: 11016007
    Abstract: The present invention describes an automated platform for inoculating a variety of receptacles with biological samples for testing and analysis. The lab automation system includes a plurality of modules used to automate the inoculation of media for subsequent analysis. In this regard, the lab automation system has one module to enter specimen/order information and store an inventory of petri dishes. Another module is used to label the sample receptacles with a unique identifier that associates the receptacles with the sample. Yet another module includes a robot for retrieving sample and inoculating the receptacles. The sample inoculation module also includes an apparatus that will receive slides, inoculate those slides, and further process the slides for analysis. Finally, the lab automation system includes a module that streaks the culture media with the sample. Thus, the automated lab system described herein provides consistent samples with minimal input from a lab operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Xander Berntsen, Martijn Kleefstra, Roger Petri, Tino Walter Van Der Zee
  • Publication number: 20210055318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Patent number: 10859588
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Patent number: 10801285
    Abstract: A retrievable self-energizing top anchor tool with a central energizing mandrel disposed around a central tool bore and a set of anchor segments distributed around a circumference of the central energizing mandrel, each having one or more wedge surfaces facing toward the central tool bore and corresponding to and engaging inclined surfaces of the central energizing mandrel. The tool is releasable by relative upward movement of a release sub against a release sub stop arranged within the central tool bore. A release mechanism houses one or more pre-loaded release spring members locked with a release locking mechanism. When unlocked the release spring members exert a retracting bias force on the central energizing mandrel in downward direction along the longitudinal axis relative to the set of anchor segments. This downward movement of the central energizing mandrel causes a radially inward movement of the set of anchor segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria Wubben, Tino Walter Van Der Zee, Djurre Hans Zijsling
  • Patent number: 10597961
    Abstract: A to be expanded tubular (4) can be locked to a previously installed host casing (2) using a self energizing top anchor (SETA) tool. This SETA tool has an anchoring section with a set of anchoring slips (1), and a centralizer which is connected to the body of the anchoring section. The anchoring slips (1) engage the host casing (2) once an expansion cone (3) presses the tubular against the shoulder of the centralizer. The SETA tool is further provided with a guide nose (7) to which a force transmission sub (8) is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria Wubben, Tino Walter Van Der Zee, Djurre Hans Zijsling
  • Publication number: 20200064361
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Patent number: 10495655
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Publication number: 20190323306
    Abstract: A retrievable self-energizing top anchor tool with a central energizing mandrel disposed around a central tool bore and a set of anchor segments distributed around a circumference of the central energizing mandrel, each having one or more wedge surfaces facing toward the central tool bore and corresponding to and engaging inclined surfaces of the central energizing mandrel. The tool is releasable by relative upward movement of a release sub against a release sub stop arranged within the central tool bore. A release mechanism houses one or more pre-loaded release spring members locked with a release locking mechanism. When unlocked the release spring members exert a retracting bias force on the central energizing mandrel in downward direction along the longitudinal axis relative to the set of anchor segments. This downward movement of the central energizing mandrel causes a radially inward movement of the set of anchor segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria WUBBEN, Tino Walter VAN DER ZEE, Djurre Hans ZIJSLING
  • Patent number: 10450845
    Abstract: A system for radially expanding a tubular element (2) in an underground borehole (3) comprises an expansion string (16) extending into the tubular element (2) and including an expander (27) and a jack device (24) for pulling the expander (27) through the tubular element (2) so as to radially expand the tubular element (2). The jack device (24) is provided with an anchor (28) having at least one slip element (50) adapted to be radially moved against the inner surface of the tubular element (2). A cage (14) is positioned above the tubular element (2), which cage (14) is surrounded by a cylindrical wall and adapted to receive the anchor (28) and to be radially expanded by the anchor (28) against said cylindrical wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria Wubben, Tino Walter Van Der Zee, Remmelt Bouma, Erik Van Dalfsen
  • Patent number: 10435971
    Abstract: An anchoring system for anchoring a tool (24) in a downhole tubular element (2) comprises: —an anchor (28) having a central body (40) connected to, or integrally formed with, the tool (24); —a slip element (50) radially movable relative to the central body (32) between a retracted and an expanded position against the inner surface of the tubular element (2), —a primary spring (56) for moving the slip element to the expanded position; —a control device comprising a stop member (60) against which the slip element (50) is pushed by the primary spring (56); and —a secondary spring (58) acting on the stop member (60) to move each slip element (50) to its retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria Wubben, Tino Walter Van Der Zee, Remmelt Bouma, Erik Van Dalfsen
  • Publication number: 20180364264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Patent number: 10073105
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Publication number: 20180187527
    Abstract: The functionality of a downhole tubular expansion tool is switched by: -providing the unexpanded tubular with an oversized section (7) having a larger internal width than other (non-oversized) sections of the unexpanded tubular (6);-providing the expansion tool with a control sub (1) comprising a trigger assembly (2) that is pushed outward within the oversized section and thereby switches the functionality of the tool, for example by contracting or expanding a collapsible expansion cone and/or opening a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Remmelt BOUMA, David Paul BRISCO, Antonius Leonardus Maria WUBBEN, Tino Walter VAN DER ZEE, Djurre Hans ZIJSLING
  • Publication number: 20180119504
    Abstract: A to be expanded tubular (4) can be locked to a previously installed host casing (2) using a self energizing top anchor (SETA) tool. This SETA tool has an anchoring section with a set of anchoring slips (1), and a centralizer which is connected to the body of the anchoring section. The anchoring slips (1) engage the host casing (2) once an expansion cone (3) presses the tubular against the shoulder of the centralizer. The SETA tool is further provided with a guide nose (7) to which a force transmission sub (8) is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria WUBBEN, Tino Walter VAN DER ZEE, Djurre Hans ZIJSLING
  • Publication number: 20170336426
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van der Zee
  • Publication number: 20170328185
    Abstract: A system for radially expanding a tubular element (2) in an underground borehole (3) comprises an expansion string (16) extending into the tubular element (2) and including an expander (27) and a jack device (24) for pulling the expander (27) through the tubular element (2) so as to radially expand the tubular element (2). The jack device (24) is provided with an anchor (28) having at least one slip element (50) adapted to be radially moved against the inner surface of the tubular element (2). A cage (14) is positioned above the tubular element (2), which cage (14) is surrounded by a cylindrical wall and adapted to receive the anchor (28) and to be radially expanded by the anchor (28) against said cylindrical wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria WUBBEN, Tino Walter VAN DER ZEE, Remmelt BOUMA, Erik VAN DALFSEN
  • Publication number: 20170328157
    Abstract: An anchoring system for anchoring a tool (24) in a downhole tubular element (2) comprises: an anchor (28) having a central body (40) connected to, or integrally formed with, the tool (24); a slip element (50) radially movable relative to the central body (32) between a retracted and an expanded position against the inner surface of the tubular element (2), a primary spring (56) for moving the slip element to the expanded position; a control device comprising a stop member (60) against which the slip element (50) is pushed by the primary spring (56); and a secondary spring (58) acting on the stop member (60) to move each slip element (50) to its retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Antonius Leonardus Maria WUBBEN, Tino Walter VAN DER ZEE, Remmelt BOUMA, Erik VAN DALFSEN
  • Patent number: 9753045
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish and identifying microorganisms in said selected colony using MALDI. The method comprises the automated steps of locating and selecting a colony of microorganisms on a culture dish; obtaining a sample of said selected colony of microorganisms; depositing at least some of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms on a target plate; and transferring said target plate with said sample in an apparatus for performing MALDI for identification of said sample of said selected colony of microorganisms. A sample of a colony of microorganisms is automatically deposited on a depositing spot such that the sample covers at most approximately half of said one of the depositing spots of the target plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Tino Walter Van Der Zee
  • Patent number: 9677044
    Abstract: In a method for picking up cell material from a culture dish a picking tool is displaced towards the cell material. Contact between the tool and the cell material is determined by carrying out capacitive measurements. After contact the tool is removed from the cell material. In an assembly for performing said method a support made of electrically conducting material supports the dish. A measurement device determines the start electrical capacity of the system composed of picking tool and support in a starting position of the tool, and determines the electrical capacity of the system when lowering the tool towards the dish. The measurement device provides signals representing the electrical capacity to a controller, which comprises a comparator for performing a comparison of the electrical capacity during lowering of the tool with the start electrical capacity. The controller controls the positioning of the tool at least based on this comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BD Keistra B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Tino Walter Van Der Zee