Patents by Inventor Sam Palmer

Sam Palmer 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: 9161630
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat bottom with a deformable seat shell. The deformable seat shell is configured to change shape with a changing occupant load distribution. The seat shell is coupled with a support frame via a shell motion controller having one or more motion control links. Each motion control link is coupled with the seat shell at a fixed location relative to the seat shell and with the support frame at a fixed location relative to the support frame. The shell motion controller allows these fixed locations to move relative to each other and also constrains their relative movement. The combined seat shell deformation and controlled movement relative to the support frame can provide the seat occupant with a comfortable seating experience while preventing pelvis drift and potentially eliminating traditional foam seat cushions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Brncick, Jared Alden Judson, Timothy L. Moulton, Sam Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130313875
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat bottom with a deformable seat shell. The deformable seat shell is configured to change shape with a changing occupant load distribution. The seat shell is coupled with a support frame via a shell motion controller having one or more motion control links. Each motion control link is coupled with the seat shell at a fixed location relative to the seat shell and with the support frame at a fixed location relative to the support frame. The shell motion controller allows these fixed locations to move relative to each other and also constrains their relative movement. The combined seat shell deformation and controlled movement relative to the support frame can provide the seat occupant with a comfortable seating experience while preventing pelvis drift and potentially eliminating traditional foam seat cushions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory Brncick, Jared Alden Judson, Timothy L. Moulton, Sam Palmer
  • Publication number: 20080066603
    Abstract: A food cutting device includes a body having two longitudinal edges and a blade configured such that its cutting edge is a predetermined distance from a removeable plate inserted therein. The device preferably includes a food holder having a guide configured to slideably connect to at least one of said longitudinal edges of the body to bring a food item safely in contact with the blade. A storage caddy, which may used in conjunction with the food cutting device, includes a housing and a pair of housing guides configured to slideably connect to the body, wherein the storage caddy includes a number of partitions or chambers to accept unused plates. At least one of the plates may include a protector designed to at least partially conceal the blade on the underside of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Andrea Koerselman, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Sam Palmer, Annetta Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 7188424
    Abstract: A cutting device in accordance with the present invention is deal for use in cutting pizza and other “flat-bread” like cuisine. For example, in accordance with various embodiments, a cutting device is provided which exhibits improved functionality and ease of use through the use of handle which directs the cutting force from a user in the most efficient manner to carryout the task of cutting, for example, pizza. Moreover, the handle may provide improved protection of the user from accidental injury during use as well as be suitably configured to retract in a manner which facilitates removal of the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: David Webster, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Thomas Overthun, Sven Newman, Sam Palmer, Annetta Papadopoulos, James Yurchenco
  • Publication number: 20060168823
    Abstract: A cutting device in accordance with the present invention is deal for use in cutting pizza and other “flat-bread” like cuisine. For example, in accordance with various embodiments, a cutting device is provided which exhibits improved functionality and ease of use through the use of handle which directs the cutting force from a user in the most efficient manner to carryout the task of cutting, for example, pizza. Moreover, the handle may provide improved protection of the user from accidental injury during use as well as be suitably configured to retract in a manner which facilitates removal of the cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: David Webster, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Thomas Overthun, Sven Newman, Sam Palmer, Annetta Papadopoulos, James Yurchenco
  • Publication number: 20040200366
    Abstract: A food cutting device includes a body having two longitudinal edges and a blade configured such that its cutting edge is a predetermined distance from a removeable plate inserted therein. The device preferably includes a food holder having a guide configured to slideably connect to at least one of said longitudinal edges of the body to bring a food item safely in contact with the blade. A storage caddy, which may used in conjunction with the food cutting device, includes a housing and a pair of housing guides configured to slideably connect to the body, wherein the storage caddy includes a number of partitions or chambers to accept unused plates. At least one of the plates may include a protector designed to at least partially conceal the blade on the underside of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Andrea Koerselman, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Sam Palmer, Annetta Papadopoulos