Patents by Inventor Christopher R. Lambert

Christopher R. Lambert 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: 20140322785
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for rapid, continuous generation of cells and cell products using magnetically stabilized three-dimensional tissue culture. The invention also pertains to a continuous flow self-regulating closed system bioreactor system for magnetically stabilized three-dimensional tissue culture. The methods described here do not use traditional solid scaffolding for cell culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Christopher R. Lambert, W. Grant McGimpsey, Raymond L. Page, Tanja Dominko
  • Publication number: 20140120564
    Abstract: This invention provides devices, compositions and methods for determining the concentration of one or more metabolites or analytes in a biological sample, including cells, tissues, organs, organisms, and biological fluids. In particular, this invention provides materials, apparatuses, and methods for several non-invasive techniques for the determination of in vivo blood glucose concentration levels based upon the in vivo measurement of one or more biologically active molecules found in skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Workman, Christopher R. Lambert, Robert L. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8509867
    Abstract: This invention provides devices, compositions and methods for determining the concentration of one or more metabolites or analytes in a biological sample, including cells, tissues, organs, organisms, and biological fluids. In particular, this invention provides materials, apparatuses, and methods for several non-invasive techniques for the determination of in vivo blood glucose concentration levels based upon the in vivo measurement of one or more biologically active molecules found in skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Workman, Christopher R. Lambert, Robert L. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20130203145
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for rapid, continuous generation of cells and cell products using magnetically stabilized three-dimensional tissue culture. The invention also pertains to a continuous flow self-regulating closed system bioreactor system for magnetically stabilized three-dimensional tissue culture. The methods described here do not use traditional solid scaffolding for cell culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher R. Lambert, W. Grant McGimpsey, Raymond L. Page, Tanja Dominko
  • Patent number: 8362447
    Abstract: The present invention is a low-cost, easily deployed, degradable taggant that can be dispersed over a wide area to serve as a witness to activity in the area and for queuing of other sensors. The taggant enables nearly real-time change detection within the treated area using one or more simple optical sensing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: Christopher R. Lambert
  • Patent number: 8357662
    Abstract: A compound sensitive to and selective for ammonium ions over other ions. A sensor fabricated from a self assembled monolayer of said compound on gold, exhibiting sensitivity and selectivity for ammonium ions over other ions in aqueous solutions, including blood. A method of preparation of said compound and said sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: W. Grant McGimpsey, Nantanit Wanichacheva, Christopher R. Lambert
  • Patent number: 8042281
    Abstract: A centrifugal bowl separator, including a bowl, a source of pressurized gas in selective flow communication with the bowl and operable to selectively supply pressurized gas to an interior portion of the bowl, and first and second pressure seals selectively established to provide a zone within a portion of the bowl such that when the pressurized gas is introduced, pressure within the portion of the bowl increases for enhanced removal of moisture and drying of solids within the portion of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Decanter Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Estes, Christopher R. Lambert, Jeffrey D. Mongold, Charles B. Tate
  • Patent number: 7935309
    Abstract: In various aspects are provided a microfluidic and/or nanofluidic sensor that can provide an indication of the reliability of its measurement of the presence of an analyte in a sample under investigation, an analyte concentration in the sample under investigation, or both. The provided sensors, microfluidic devices, and methods of analyte detection, utilize two transduction mechanisms from the same molecule to determine analyte presence, analyte concentration, or both. An analyte sensing molecule is used that can provide both an optical signal and electrochemical signal when an analyte is recognized by an analyte binding portion of the sensing molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: W. Grant McGimpsey, Christopher R. Lambert, John S. Benco, Venkat R. Thalladi
  • Patent number: 7908764
    Abstract: A centrifugal bowl separator, including a bowl, a source of pressurized gas in selective flow communication with the bowl and operable to selectively supply pressurized gas to an interior portion of the bowl, and first and second pressure seals selectively established to provide a zone within a portion of the bowl such that when the pressurized gas is introduced, pressure within the portion of the bowl increases for enhanced removal of moisture and drying of solids within the portion of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Decanter Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Estes, Christopher R. Lambert, Jeffrey D. Mongold, Charles B. Tate
  • Publication number: 20100290951
    Abstract: A compound sensitive to and selective for ammonium ions over other ions. A sensor fabricated from a self assembled monolayer of said compound on gold, exhibiting sensitivity and selectivity for ammonium ions over other ions in aqueous solutions, including blood. A method of preparation of said compound and said sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Worcester Polytechnic Insitute
    Inventors: W. Grant McGimpsey, Nantanit Wanichacheva, Christopher R. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20100288943
    Abstract: The present invention is a low-cost, easily deployed, degradable taggant that can be dispersed over a wide area to serve as a witness to activity in the area and for queuing of other sensors. The taggant enables nearly real-time change detection within the treated area using one or more simple optical sensing techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: Christopher R. Lambert