Patents by Inventor Tom Glawdel

Tom Glawdel 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: 20200114345
    Abstract: Surfaces contactable by a bulk liquid for use in particle isolation are described. The surfaces comprise a plurality of ribs spaced apart to capillarily retain a portion of the bulk liquid and particles of interest therebetween. Collectively, the portion of the bulk liquid retained by the plurality of ribs on the surface forms a liquid film. The one or more particles received within the space and enveloped by the liquid film may be protected from one or more forces exerted by a draining meniscus passing over the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Stemcell Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jervis, Tom Glawdel
  • Publication number: 20190161748
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for magnetic separation are provided. The apparatus and method can be used to separate magnetically linked targets from unlinked targets in a suspension. The apparatus has a two-dimensional magnetic array that includes a plurality of one-dimensional magnetic arrays that each define a Halbach array. The one-dimensional arrays are positioned adjacent to one another, and the magnetic fields defined by the plurality of one-dimensional arrays are oriented in the same direction across the array surface. A housing can support the plurality of magnetic elements of the two-dimensional magnetic array. The housing defines a container receiving surface on which a container is receivable adjacent the surface of the magnetic array. A container with a plurality of magnetically linked targets and unlinked targets may be positioned in proximity to the array surface to separate the magnetically linked targets from unlinked targets in the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: STEMCELL Technologies Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jervis, Tom Glawdel