Patents by Inventor Simon Laurence John Stubbs

Simon Laurence John Stubbs 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8750592
    Abstract: A first aspect of the invention relates to an apparatus 100 for genotoxicological screening. The apparatus 100 comprises a processor 114 for analyzing images. The processor 114 is configured to provide an identifier module 115 for identifying target cells in an image and a dynamically modifiable classifier module 116 for classifying the identified cells in accordance with one or more phenotype, such as micronuclei, for example. The processor 114 is also configured to provide a scoring module 117 for assigning respective confidence measurements to the classified cells. Various aspects and embodiments of the invention may be used, for example, to provide for improved reliability and accuracy when performing automated high-throughput screening (HTS) drug assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Yuriy Alexandrov, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130330750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid supports that are used for the storage and further processing of biological materials. The invention is particularly concerned with solid supports which have at least one surface coated with a chemical that enhances the recovery of the biological material from the support. Methods of preparing and using the solid supports are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Horton, Peter James Tatnell, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20130323778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to paper supports for neonatal screening that are used for the storage and further processing of biological materials. The invention is particularly concerned with paper supports which have at least one surface coated with a chemical that enhances the recovery of the biological material from the support. Methods of preparing and using the paper supports are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Horton, Peter James Tatnell, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20130323723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid supports that are used for the storage and further processing of biological materials. The invention is particularly concerned with solid supports which have at least one surface coated with a chemical mixture that enhances the recovery of the biological material from the support. Methods of preparing and using the solid supports are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Horton, Peter James Tatnell, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20130101199
    Abstract: A first aspect of the invention relates to an apparatus 100 for genotoxicological screening. The apparatus 100 comprises a processor 114 for analysing images. The processor 114 is configured to provide an identifier module 115 for identifying target cells in an image and a dynamically modifiable classifier module 116 for classifying the identified cells in accordance with one or more phenotype, such as micronuclei, for example. The processor 114 is also configured to provide a scoring module 117 for assigning respective confidence measurements to the classified cells. Various aspects and embodiments of the invention may be used, for example, to provide for improved reliability and accuracy when performing automated high-throughput screening (HTS) drug assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuriy Alexandrov, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20130045484
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and kits for determining the toxicity of an agent on a population of eukaryotic cells, particularly human cells. The cells may comprise a nucleic acid construct comprising a DNA damage induced response element operably linked to a sequence encoding a reporter gene. The multiplex methods and kits provide means for distinguishing between genotoxic and cytotoxic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Horton, Peter James Tatnell, Simon Laurence John Stubbs
  • 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