Patents by Inventor Cheryl Louise Potts

Cheryl Louise Potts 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: 10271825
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: 10150118
    Abstract: A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed which includes a body and a sample collection member for collecting the biological sample material, the body housing a sample storage medium for generally dry storage of the biological material, the collection member being moveable from an exposed position where collection of a biological sample is possible, to a transfer position which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample to said medium. The body of the device slideably supports the sample collection member, and the body or collection member includes a ramp-like projection portion operable to force the collection member into the transfer position against the medium and to effect the transfer as the collection member slides within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Tatnell, Stevan Paul Tortorella, Geraint Seymour, Cheryl Louise Potts, Alan Stuart Pierce, Samantha Jane Ogden, Neil John Williams
  • Patent number: 10085726
    Abstract: A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed which comprises: a body; and a sample collection member for collecting the biological sample material (not shown), the body housing a sample storage medium for generally dry storage of the biological material, the collection member being moveable from an exposed position (shown in FIG. 8) where collection of a biological sample is possible, to a transfer position (shown in FIG. 9) which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample to said medium. The device is characterized in that the body slideably supports the sample collection member, and in that the body or collection member include a ramp-like projection portion (116 FIG. 10) operable to force the collection member into the transfer position against the medium and to effect said transfer as the collection member slides within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheryl Louise Potts, Peter James Tatnell, Geraint Seymour, Alan Stuart Pierce, Michael John Smith, Samantha Jane Ogden, Neil John Williams, Christopher Burrows, Jared William Harris Evans, Ashley Edward Bryant, Sean Robert Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9757096
    Abstract: Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample collection device 600 comprising a collection portion 620 and a body portion 610, the body portion including a holding portion 652 for holding a biological sample storage medium (618 FIG. 1), and a sample collection/transfer means. The collection portion 620 can be arranged in a first position shown in FIG. 4, separated from the body portion for collecting a sample. The device employs depressible latches (630, 640 FIG. 6) to control the movements of the collection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne, Cheryl Louise Potts
  • Publication number: 20170119358
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: 9492145
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Publication number: 20160303562
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microfluidic device including a reagent supply apparatus comprising: a solid support 12 formed preferably from cellulose fibrous material having a porosity which allows liquid flow through the material; at least one generally dry reagent 16 stored on a surface of the support at a regent location or locations; the support further being suitable for storing biological sample material 17 in a dry state at a sample location or locations, spaced from the reagent location or locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Horton, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, Peter James Tatnell, Geraint Seymour, Cheryl Louise Potts, Alan Stuart Pierce, David Powell, Alison Myfanwy Wakefield
  • Publication number: 20160302775
    Abstract: A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed which comprises: a body; and a sample collection member for collecting the biological sample material (not shown), the body housing a sample storage medium for generally dry storage of the biological material, the collection member being moveable from an exposed position (shown in FIG. 8) where collection of a biological sample is possible, to a transfer position (shown in FIG. 9) which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample to said medium. The device is characterised in that the body slideably supports the sample collection member, and in that the body or collection member include a ramp-like projection portion (116 FIG. 10) operable to force the collection member into the transfer position against the medium and to effect said transfer as the collection member slides within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Cheryl Louise Potts, Peter James Tatnell, Geraint Seymour, Alan Stuart Pierce, Michael John Smith, Samantha Jane Ogden, Neil John Williams, Christopher Burrows, Jared William Harris Evans, Ashley Edward Bryant, Sean Robert Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20160157838
    Abstract: A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed comprising: a body 12 housing a sample storage medium (30 FIG. 2a) for generally dry storage of the biological material, the body including a lid portion 40 operable to provide at least open and closed positions for generally respectively exposing or covering said storage medium; and a sample collection member 20 supported on the body for collecting the biological sample material, the collection member being pivotable from a first exposed position where collection of a biological sample is possible (FIG. 1a), to a second transfer position (FIG. 3a) which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample onto said medium, the device being characterised in that the lid portion includes a receiver (44 FIG. 6a) for holding the sample collector when said lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Peter James TATNELL, Steven Paul TORTORELLA, Geraint SEYMOUR, Cheryl Louise POTTS, Alan Stuart PIERCE, Samantha Jane OGDEN, Neil John WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20160107156
    Abstract: A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed which includes a body and a sample collection member for collecting the biological sample material, the body housing a sample storage medium for generally dry storage of the biological material, the collection member being moveable from an exposed position where collection of a biological sample is possible, to a transfer position which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample to said medium. The body of the device slideably supports the sample collection member, and the body or collection member includes a ramp-like projection portion operable to force the collection member into the transfer position against the medium and to effect the transfer as the collection member slides within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter James TATNELL, Stevan Paul TORTORELLA, Geraint SEYMOUR, Cheryl Louise POTTS, Alan Stuart PIERCE, Samantha Jane OGDEN, Neil John WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20160015370
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: 9168029
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Publication number: 20150250458
    Abstract: Methods of using a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: 8998824
    Abstract: Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter. This provides an improved means of collecting a biological sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Publication number: 20140303518
    Abstract: Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample collection device 600 comprising a collection portion 620 and a body portion 610, the body portion including a holding portion 652 for holding a biological sample storage medium (618 FIG. 1), and a sample collection/transfer means. The collection portion 620 can be arranged in a first position shown in FIG. 4, separated from the body portion for collecting a sample. The device employs depressible latches (630, 640 FIG. 6) to control the movements of the collection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne, Cheryl Louise Potts
  • Publication number: 20140100480
    Abstract: Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample collection device comprising a collection portion and a body portion, the body portion including a holding portion for holding a biological sample storage medium, and a sample transfer means, such as a cover. The collection portion can be arranged in a first position separated from the body portion for collecting a sample, and in a second position at least partly between the sample transfer means and the holding portion, with the sample transfer means being operable to push the collection portion towards a position at which the holding means is arranged to hold the biological sample storage medium, enabling a sample held in the collection portion to be transferred to the latter. This provides an improved means of collecting a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: D673289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: D673290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: D673689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Cheryl Louise Potts, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne
  • Patent number: D824531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Cheryl Louise Potts, Neil Williams, Christopher Burrows