Patents by Inventor Bruce D. Gibson

Bruce D. Gibson 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: 20220296829
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical drug delivery device. The drug delivery device includes a device body, a fluid outlet nose cone attached to the drug delivery device body, and a fluid jet ejection cartridge containing a liquid pharmaceutical drug is disposed in the drug delivery device body. A fluid ejection head is attached to the fluid jet ejection cartridge and the fluid ejection head is in fluid flow communication with the fluid outlet nose cone. The fluid outlet nose cone has a plurality of air flow channels open to an ambient atmosphere for providing a pressure differential between an inner area of the fluid outlet nose cone adjacent to the fluid ejection head and the ambient atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. ANDERSON, JR., Bruce D. GIBSON, Brian T. JONES, Robert W. MILGATE, III, Tetsuya SHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220297424
    Abstract: A digital dispense system and method of using a digital dispense system. The digital dispense system includes a pipette-fillable fluid cartridge having one or more fluid chambers therein and having an ejection head attached thereto. The ejection head contains a plurality of fluid ejectors thereon. The fluid ejectors are in fluid flow communication with the one or more fluid chambers of the pipette-fillable fluid cartridge. A fluid detection circuit is disposed on the ejection head and associated with at least one of the plurality of fluid ejectors for signaling the presence or absence of fluid in the one or more fluid chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A Deboard, Bruce D. Gibson, Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20220241526
    Abstract: A drug delivery device and method of using the device. The device includes a cartridge body; a fluid outlet nozzle attached to the cartridge body; and a cartridge disposed in the cartridge body. A fluid ejection head is attached to the cartridge and is in fluid flow communication with the fluid outlet nozzle. The cartridge contains a liquid pharmaceutical drug. A logic board is disposed in cartridge body and is electrically connected to the ejection head on the ejection cartridge. A processor is disposed on the logic board or on the fluid ejection head for executing a control algorithm to control the ejection head to modify plume characteristics of fluid ejected from the ejection head by controlling one or more operating parameters selected from (a) a number of fluid ejectors fired per ejection burst, (b) a position of fluid ejectors fired per ejection burst, and (c) both (a) and (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Gibson, Brian T. Jones, Michael A. Marra, III, Robert W. Milgate, III
  • Publication number: 20220241525
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical drug delivery device and method of using the pharmaceutical drug delivery device. The pharmaceutical drug delivery device includes a cartridge body; a fluid outlet nozzle attached to the cartridge body; and a fluid jet ejection cartridge disposed in the cartridge body, wherein the cartridge contains a liquid pharmaceutical drug and a fluid ejection head containing a plurality of fluid ejection nozzles and associated fluid ejectors. A processor disposed on a logic board or fluid ejection head is provided for executing a control algorithm to control the ejection head to modify plume characteristics of fluid ejected from the ejection head by controlling one or more of fluid jet firing frequency, burst length, and fluid jet firing burst delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce D. GIBSON, Manish GIRI, Brian T. JONES, Michael A. MARRA, III, Robert W. Milgate, III
  • Patent number: 10609957
    Abstract: A vapor delivery device having a reservoir for containing an amount of fluid. An ejector receives the fluid, and a controller fires the ejector to express a given dosage of the fluid through a number of nozzles in the ejector into an airstream at a firing frequency and for a firing duration. As the amount of the fluid within the reservoir decreases, the controller also at least one of reduces the firing frequency of the ejector, increases the number of nozzles, and increases the firing duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Olson, Bruce D. Gibson, J. Glenn Edelen
  • Publication number: 20180140012
    Abstract: A vapor delivery device having a reservoir for containing an amount of fluid. An ejector receives the fluid, and a controller fires the ejector to express a given dosage of the fluid through a number of nozzles in the ejector into an airstream at a firing frequency and for a firing duration. As the amount of the fluid within the reservoir decreases, the controller also at least one of reduces the firing frequency of the ejector, increases the number of nozzles, and increases the firing duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen T. Olson, Bruce D. Gibson, J. Glenn Edelen
  • Patent number: 7207652
    Abstract: A printhead for an inkjet printer includes an ink reservoir and a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink from the ink reservoir onto print media, the nozzles being formed in the ink jet printer printhead in a predetermined fashion with bores purposefully shaped and directed to determine the formation and placement of main drops and/or satellite droplets when ink is ejected from the ink reservoir when the printhead is part of an inkjet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Gibson, Bruce H. Ostermeier, Kent L. Ubellacker
  • Patent number: 5576750
    Abstract: An ink-jet printer cartridge having a center reservoir chamber and two side reservoir chambers for holding inks of three different colors is provided with ink flow pathways of special configuration for connecting the reservoir chambers to exit ports at the print element. The ink flow pathways are provided with ridges extending along substantially their entire lengths so that air bubbles cannot completely block ink flow through the pathways. The ink flow pathways are disposed such that they have a vertical component of direction over their entire length and the pathways connecting the side reservoir chambers to exit ports include duct portions disposed at compound angles relative to the axes of the cartridge so that air bubbles, because of their buoyancy, will naturally tend to drift upwardly through the inclined ducts toward the reservoir chambers during normal usage, or drift toward the exit openings when the cartridge is inverted for priming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Y. Brandon, Curtis R. Droege, Bruce D. Gibson, Kenneth J. Harshbarger, James H. Powers, William M. Toon, John D. Zbrozek
  • Patent number: 5081477
    Abstract: In an electrophotographic printer, a moving laser beam scans a photoconductor as the beam is selectively modulated by the operation of a beam modulator. Binary print data is gated to the modulator by the operation of a picture element (PEL) clock. At the beginning of each photoconductor scan, the beam traverses an optical grating that is constructed and arranged to produce a grating clock signal whose frequency and phase are accurately related to the later position of the beam during each photoconductor scan. A controllable delay means is controlled by the grating clock signal. For the scanning of each photoconductor row, the delay means operates to bring the phase of the PEL clock into synchronism with the grating clock signal, prior to the time that the beam scans the photoconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce D. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4950889
    Abstract: This is an electronic scheme for correcting for mechanical misalignment and chromatic aberrations from laser beam to laser beam in the scan direction of a multiple beam laser scanning system for use in an electrophotographic machine. Each beam is first corrected for mechanical misalignment and thereafter for chromatic aberrations. A reference laser beam produces two pulses near the start of scan (SOS) and two pulses near the end of scan (EOS). A non-reference laser beam then produces SOS and EOS pulses from which the mechanical misalignment is calculated. A gated clock is energized by the reference pulse and a tapped delay line is used for nanosecond resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Budd, Bruce D. Gibson, Sherwood Kantor, Wayne A. Overby, Mikel J. Stanich