Patents by Inventor Urs Suter

Urs Suter 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: 20220137079
    Abstract: A method for operating a laboratory system comprising laboratory instruments and a laboratory information system is presented. The method comprises grouping laboratory instruments into instrument cluster(s) and providing a cluster manager thereto. The plurality of laboratory instruments publishes their instrument resource descriptions. Each cluster manager maintains an inventory of cluster resources and publishes a list of processing capabilities of the instrument cluster. The laboratory information system assigns processing of test order(s) to instrument clusters. Each cluster manager assigns resources of the laboratory instruments corresponding to test orders from the laboratory information system in view of the inventory of cluster resources. Each laboratory instrument carries out the processing step(s) on the biological sample as instructed by the cluster manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Oosterbroek, Urs Suter, Vaclav Cechticky
  • Patent number: 11262370
    Abstract: A method for operating a laboratory system comprising laboratory instruments and a laboratory information system is presented. The method comprises grouping laboratory instruments into instrument cluster(s) and providing a cluster manager thereto. The plurality of laboratory instruments publishes their instrument resource descriptions. Each cluster manager maintains an inventory of cluster resources and publishes a list of processing capabilities of the instrument cluster. The laboratory information system assigns processing of test order(s) to instrument clusters. Each cluster manager assigns resources of the laboratory instruments corresponding to test orders from the laboratory information system in view of the inventory of cluster resources. Each laboratory instrument carries out the processing step(s) on the biological sample as instructed by the cluster manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Oosterbroek, Urs Suter, Vaclav Cechticky
  • Publication number: 20210304886
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for tracking laboratory resources is disclosed. The laboratory resource comprises an identification feature. The method comprises an identification step comprising detecting the laboratory resource in the laboratory with an imaging sensor of an augmented reality device and identifying the laboratory resource with an identification unit of the augmented reality device by receiving identification information from the identification feature, a data retrieving step comprising retrieving information about the identified laboratory resource from a data server via a communication interface of the augmented reality device, and a tracking step comprising generating and displaying augmented reality information on a display device of the augmented reality device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Suter, Javier Jimenez Roda, Stefan Bucheli, Isabella Kanne Castejon, Dirk Abeln
  • Publication number: 20210168124
    Abstract: A method for processing data of an analytical instrument for analyzing biological samples is presented. The method comprises receiving instrument data from the analytical instrument at a data processing module communicatively connected with the analytical instrument, generating metadata from the received instrument data at the data processing module, applying a first encryption to the instrument data at the data processing module, applying a second encryption to the generated metadata at the data processing module, and transmitting the encrypted metadata and encrypted instrument data to a remote server. The remote server and the data processing module are communicatively connected. The method also comprises removing the second encryption from the metadata at the remote server and forwarding the instrument data encrypted by the first encryption from the remote server to a management system of the analytical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Suter, Alejandro Morcillo Montejo, Antonio Tienda Fernandez, Stephen Martin
  • Patent number: 10938793
    Abstract: A method for processing data of an analytical instrument for analyzing biological samples is presented. The method comprises receiving instrument data from the analytical instrument at a data processing module communicatively connected with the analytical instrument, generating metadata from the received instrument data at the data processing module, applying a first encryption to the instrument data at the data processing module, applying a second encryption to the generated metadata at the data processing module, and transmitting the encrypted metadata and encrypted instrument data to a remote server. The remote server and the data processing module are communicatively connected. The method also comprises removing the second encryption from the metadata at the remote server and forwarding the instrument data encrypted by the first encryption from the remote server to a management system of the analytical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc
    Inventors: Urs Suter, Alejandro Morcillo Montejo, Antonio Tienda Fernandez, Stephen Martin
  • Publication number: 20200096526
    Abstract: A consumable management system comprising a consumable storage cluster with a plurality of storage compartments is presented. Each storage compartment is configured to receive one or more consumables. The consumable management system further comprises storage compartment indicators to provide guidance to a user and a detection unit for validating user action(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Suter, Riccardo Leone Benedetti, Gregor Hotz, Oliver Rusterholz, Robert Theiler
  • Publication number: 20190072575
    Abstract: A method for operating a laboratory system comprising laboratory instruments and a laboratory information system is presented. The method comprises grouping laboratory instruments into instrument cluster(s) and providing a cluster manager thereto. The plurality of laboratory instruments publishes their instrument resource descriptions. Each cluster manager maintains an inventory of cluster resources and publishes a list of processing capabilities of the instrument cluster. The laboratory information system assigns processing of test order(s) to instrument clusters. Each cluster manager assigns resources of the laboratory instruments corresponding to test orders from the laboratory information system in view of the inventory of cluster resources. Each laboratory instrument carries out the processing step(s) on the biological sample as instructed by the cluster manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Oosterbroek, Urs Suter, Vaclav Cechticky
  • Publication number: 20180337898
    Abstract: A method for processing data of an analytical instrument for analyzing biological samples is presented. The method comprises receiving instrument data from the analytical instrument at a data processing module communicatively connected with the analytical instrument, generating metadata from the received instrument data at the data processing module, applying a first encryption to the instrument data at the data processing module, applying a second encryption to the generated metadata at the data processing module, and transmitting the encrypted metadata and encrypted instrument data to a remote server. The remote server and the data processing module are communicatively connected. The method also comprises removing the second encryption from the metadata at the remote server and forwarding the instrument data encrypted by the first encryption from the remote server to a management system of the analytical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Suter, Alejandro Morcillo Montejo, Antonio Tienda Fernandez, Stephen Martin
  • Patent number: 9927941
    Abstract: A method implemented by an analysis system is presented. The method comprises receiving task data objects. At least some of the received task data objects are aggregated into aggregated task data object groups. All task data objects belonging to the same aggregated task data object group share at least one step of a task. A selectable aggregation GUI element is specified for each of the aggregated task data object groups. The aggregation GUI elements are displayed in an aggregated view on a graphical user interface. Upon selection of one of the aggregation GUI elements by a user, the aggregated task data object group represented by the selected aggregation GUI element is selected and the user access to program instructions for executing the shared step of the selected aggregated task data object group is automatically provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Steimle, Urs Suter, Bernhard von Allmen
  • Patent number: 9696864
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method for providing access control to a function of an analyzer is presented. A user's log-in data is received from a first data entry terminal. Information descriptive of a position of the first data entry terminal is obtained. It is determined whether the position of the first data entry terminal is within a physical operating (PO) area of the analyzer. A user activatable position sensitive (PS) GUI element is displayed on the first data entry terminal if the position of the first data entry terminal is determined to be within the PO area. The activatable PS GUI element triggers, upon activation, the execution of the function. The execution of the function comprises the execution of a physical action by the analyzer. The display of the user activatable PS GUI element is otherwise prohibited or a non-activatable PS GUI element indicative of the function is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Lippmann, Christopher Schofield, Urs Suter, Bernard Von Allmen
  • Publication number: 20170142324
    Abstract: A method for generating an entry for an electronic laboratory journal is presented. The method includes selecting a laboratory workflow specifying at least one action an operator has to carry out. The action involves one or more pieces of laboratory equipment. The method also comprises recording one or more images or videos of the action by the operator by using a camera associated with an augmented-reality device worn by the operator and generating an entry for an electronic laboratory journal based on the recorded one or more images or videos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Friedrich Jost, Hubert Paul, Roger Sandoz, Urs Suter, Bernhard von Allmen, Stefan Schaper
  • Publication number: 20130232425
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method for providing access control to a function of an analyzer is presented. A user's log-in data is received from a first data entry terminal. Information descriptive of a position of the first data entry terminal is obtained. It is determined whether the position of the first data entry terminal is within a physical operating (PO) area of the analyzer. A user activatable position sensitive (PS) GUI element is displayed on the first data entry terminal if the position of the first data entry terminal is determined to be within the PO area. The activatable PS GUI element triggers, upon activation, the execution of the function. The execution of the function comprises the execution of a physical action by the analyzer. The display of the user activatable PS GUI element is otherwise prohibited or a non-activatable PS GUI element indicative of the function is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jens Lippmann, Christopher Schofield, Urs Suter, Bernard Von Allmen