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Steven B. Sample invention papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/12/1168
This collection contains research, patent information, correspondence and other information regarding three inventions of University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample: the Improved Perineometer; the Means for Controlling Formation of Vascular Plaque, Crystals, and Stones in Living Organisms; and the Self-contained Portable Device for Rendering Thermostatically Controlled Localized Thermotherapy. Also found in this collection are newspaper clippings regarding President Sample’s other inventions.

Sample was President from 1982-1991.

Dates

  • 1987-1990

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

Steven B. Sample invention papers are open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

This collection contains research, patent information, correspondence and other information regarding three inventions of University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample: the Improved Perineometer; the Means for Controlling Formation of Vascular Plaque, Crystals, and Stones in Living Organisms; and the Self-contained Portable Device for Rendering Thermostatically Controlled Localized Thermotherapy. Also found in this collection are newspaper clippings regarding President Sample’s other inventions.

Biographical Note

An electrical engineer who is known for his patents on various digital control panels including the touch pad on microwaves used all over the world, Sample became the University's twelfth President in 1982. He led the University to greater levels of recognition, as reflected in UB's election to the prestigious Association of American Universities.

After leaving the University at Buffalo in 1991, he became the tenth President of the University of Southern California. In 2001, Sample wrote The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership, voted as one of the top 10 business books of that year.

In 2004, the Sample received the "Chancellor's Medal," the most prestigious award given by the University bestowed to individuals whose accomplishments have greatly added to the prestige of the city of Buffalo and often to the University as well.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. The first series has the records of the Improved Perineometer, and the folders are listed alphabetically by subject. The second series has records pertaining to other inventions. This series is also arranged alphabetically except for folders 4.3 and 4.4.

Acquisition Information

The Steven B. Sample invention papers were transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President, in November, 2009, accession number unrecorded.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by William Offhaus, January 2010; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, June 2019.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding Aid for the Steven B. Sample invention papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by William Offhaus
Date
14 June 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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