Patents by Inventor Sam Gilbert

Sam Gilbert 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: 20200077993
    Abstract: A biopsy and therapy device comprising: a needling unit for holding and inserting a biopsy needle; an imaging module comprising an ultrasound probe and an actuator for moving the probe in a reciprocal action; a first arcuate slide; a second arcuate slide in sliding engagement with the first arcuate slide and a linkage to which the first arcuate slide is mounted; said linkage arranged to move the first and second arcuate slides within a vertical plane; said needling unit mounted to said arcuate slide wherein the first and second arcuate slides are mounted perpendicular to each other so as to rotate the needling unit about respective first and second principal axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chew Loong YAP, Yibao SHI, Teoh Hwa ANG, Poon Kiong Gilbert MAK, Hongjun CHEN, Wai Sam Christopher CHENG, Shyi Peng John YUEN, Sun Sien Henry HO
  • Patent number: 8857674
    Abstract: A pump driver, a disposable pump cartridge for use with the pump driver and a beverage dispenser employing the pump drive are disclosed. The disposable pump cartridge comprises at least one barrel 20 having an inlet valve 24 and an outlet valve 26 associated therewith. A piston 28 movable within the barrel 20 is retained in a minimum volume position during transit by a protrusion 22 on the internal surface of the barrel 20. The piston 20 has a piston shaft 28 with a hollow end arranged, in use, to releasably engage a piston driver to drive the piston 28 from its minimum volume position to an operative position, and to reciprocate the piston 28 within the barrel 20 in its operative position to draw fluid into and pump fluid from the barrel 20 via the inlet valve 24 and outlet valve 26 respectively. Methods of engaging, disengaging and changing the disposable pump cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard John Nighy, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Ann Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Sam Gilbert Willis
  • Publication number: 20110042413
    Abstract: A pump driver, a disposable pump cartridge for use with the pump driver and a beverage dispenser employing the pump drive are disclosed. The disposable pump cartridge comprises at least one barrel 20 having an inlet valve 24 and an outlet valve 26 associated therewith. A piston 28 movable within the barrel 20 is retained in a minimum volume position during transit by a protrusion 22 on the internal surface of the barrel 20. The piston 20 has a piston shaft 28 with a hollow end arranged, in use, to releasably engage a piston driver to drive the piston 28 from its minimum volume position to an operative position, and to reciprocate the piston 28 within the barrel 20 in its operative position to draw fluid into and pump fluid from the barrel 20 via the inlet valve 24 and outlet valve 26 respectively. Methods of engaging, disengaging and changing the disposable pump cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Richard John Nighy, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Ann Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Sam Gilbert Willis
  • Patent number: 4472890
    Abstract: A pair of thin-walled hollow partially liquid-filled cushions are enclosed in cavities formed in the sole of a shoe. The first cushion is positioned to coincide with the plantar pads on the lower sides of the wearer's metatarsals; the second to coincide with the tuberosity of the wearer's calcaneum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Fivel
    Inventor: Sam Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4342157
    Abstract: A thin-walled hollow partially liquid-filled cushion is permanently enclosed in a cavity formed in the sole of a shoe. Preferably, the cushion is produced by vacuum-forming a pan, having a continuous circumferential lip, from a sheet of durable, flexible, resilient, non-porous thermoplastic material, heat sealing a sheet of similar material to all but a small region of the lip, partially filling the pan with a low-viscosity liquid by means of a fine tube inserted between the unsealed lip and sheet, and sealing the sheet to the previously unsealed region of the lip. A critical feature of the invention resides in the formation of the cavity in the shoe sole to contain the cushion with the cushion walls, top and bottom in intimate contact with, and the contents of the cushion under pressure exerted by, the walls, top and bottom of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Inventor: Sam Gilbert