Patents by Inventor Vijay Namasivayam

Vijay Namasivayam 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).

  • Patent number: 12013407
    Abstract: The present invention describes a laboratory system for automatically processing at least one sample container containing a biological sample, the laboratory system comprising a housing; laboratory instrument units for executing processing steps on the biological sample; an input station configured to receive the sample container; a transport means for transport of the sample container from the input station to the laboratory instrument units, and further to an output station; a control unit for determining whether the sample and/or the container is in a condition to be processed by the laboratory instrument units; an input-output station providing an interface between the inside and the outside of the housing; and a workbench on the outside of the housing in front of the input-output station for an operator to be in the position to manipulate the sample and/or the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gisler, Mike Mohns, Vijay Namasivayam, Maren Christin Wolff, Devorah Klein, Tim Moulton, Sam Palmer, Eric Saperstein
  • Publication number: 20240139747
    Abstract: The present invention describes a base module (100) and a tray insert (200, 300, 400) of a multipurpose tray (100) for an automated processing system, such as an analytical, pre-analytical or post-analytical processing system, as well as to a multipurpose tray comprising such base module and such tray insert, wherein the tray insert can be particularly used for holding a plurality of reagent or sample tubes to be processed in the automated processing system. The present invention further relates to a method of simplified loading/unloading of such a multipurpose tray into/from the automated processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Chiu, Ion Iordanoaia, Reiner Hitt, Vijay Namasivayam, Eduard Nawrocki, Michael Neugebauer, Tim Moulton, Sam Palmer, Gerd Schmieta
  • Publication number: 20210178398
    Abstract: The present invention describes a base module (100) and a tray insert (200, 300, 400) of a multipurpose tray (100) for an automated processing system, such as an analytical, pre-analytical or post-analytical processing system, as well as to a multipurpose tray comprising such base module and such tray insert, wherein the tray insert can be particularly used for holding a plurality of reagent or sample tubes to be processed in the automated processing system. The present invention further relates to a method of simplified loading/unloading of such a multipurpose tray into/from the automated processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Chiu, Ion Iordanoaia, Reiner Hitt, Vijay Namasivayam, Eduard Nawrocki, Michael Neugebauer, Tim Moulton, Sam Palmer, Gerd Schmieta
  • Publication number: 20210181218
    Abstract: The present invention describes a laboratory system for automatically processing at least one sample container containing a biological sample, the laboratory system comprising a housing; laboratory instrument units for executing processing steps on the biological sample; an input station configured to receive the sample container; a transport means for transport of the sample container from the input station to the laboratory instrument units, and further to an output station; a control unit for determining whether the sample and/or the container is in a condition to be processed by the laboratory instrument units; an input-output station providing an interface between the inside and the outside of the housing; and a workbench on the outside of the housing in front of the input-output station for an operator to be in the position to manipulate the sample and/or the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gisler, Mike Mohns, Vijay Namasivayam, Maren Christin Wolff, Devorah Klein, Tim Moulton, Sam Palmer, Eric Saperstein
  • Patent number: 8105477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for detecting a target polynucleotide. An electrode comprising an electrode surface is provided. The electrode surface includes at least one probe molecule reversibly immobilized with respect to the electrode surface. A first electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The electrode surface is contacted with a liquid comprising the target polynucleotide. Upon the contacting step, at least some of the probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface dissociates therefrom. A second electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The presence of the target polynucleotide is determined at least partially on the basis of the first and second electrochemical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Handylab, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Althaus, Lee Kyonghoon, Vijay Namasivayam, Sundaresh N. Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique
  • Publication number: 20110039345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for detecting a target polynucleotide. An electrode comprising an electrode surface is provided. The electrode surface includes at least one probe molecule reversibly immobilized with respect to the electrode surface. A first electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The electrode surface is contacted with a liquid comprising the target polynucleotide. Upon the contacting step, at least some of the probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface dissociates therefrom. A second electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The presence of the target polynucleotide is determined at least partially on the basis of the first and second electrochemical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: HandyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Althaus, Lee Kyonghoon, Vijay Namasivayam, Sundaresh N. Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique
  • Patent number: 7820030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for detecting a target polynucleotide. An electrode comprising an electrode surface is provided. The electrode surface includes at least one probe molecule reversibly immobilized with respect to the electrode surface. A first electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The electrode surface is contacted with a liquid comprising the target polynucleotide. Upon the contacting step, at least some of the probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface dissociates therefrom. A second electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The presence of the target polynucleotide is determined at least partially on the basis of the first and second electrochemical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: HandyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Althaus, Lee Kyonghoon, Vijay Namasivayam, Sundaresh N. Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique
  • Publication number: 20060207891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for detecting a target polynucleotide. An electrode comprising an electrode surface is provided. The electrode surface includes at least one probe molecule reverisbly immobilized with respect to the electrode surface. A first electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The electrode surface is contacted with a liquid comprising the target polynucleotide. Upon the contacting step, at least some of the probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface dissociates therefrom. A second electrochemical signal indicative of an amount of probe molecule immobilized with respect to the electrode surface is obtained. The presence of the target polynucleotide is determined at least partially on the basis of the first and second electrochemical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: HandyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: John Althaus, Lee Kyonghoon, Vijay Namasivayam, Sundaresh Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique