Patents by Inventor Edward C. Taylor

Edward C. Taylor 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: 9517487
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160228905
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing system and method of dispensing liquid material are disclosed. The adhesive dispensing system includes an adhesive dispensing module receiving hot melt adhesive through the inlet at a low pressure and rapidly developing high pressure at an outlet to thereby jet the hot melt adhesive therefrom. The system also includes a pressure container containing a supply of hot melt adhesive and configured to melt or maintain a heated temperature of the hot melt adhesive. A low pressure liquid passageway communicates between the adhesive dispensing module and the pressure container. The system also includes a pressurized air source in fluid communication with the adhesive dispensing module to operate the adhesive dispensing module by moving a piston to generate high pressure at the outlet of a nozzle for jetting hot melt adhesive as a discrete volume toward a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Justin A. Clark, John M. Riney, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9327307
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9314812
    Abstract: In one aspect, an adhesive dispensing system 30 includes a dispensing module 32 having an inlet and an outlet, a supply 35 of hot melt adhesive maintained at low pressure, and a low pressure liquid passageway 44 communicating between the supply 35 and the inlet of the dispensing module 32. Liquid material is received through the inlet at a low pressure, and the dispensing module 32 rapidly develops high pressure at the outlet 78 to jet the liquid material from the outlet 78. In another aspect, an apparatus for jetting liquid material includes a dispenser body 38 having a liquid chamber 40. A piston 54 is movably disposed within the liquid chamber 40, from a position wherein a piston tip 58 is spaced from a complimentary shaped recess 76, to a position wherein the piston tip 58 effectively seals off the recess 76, then to a position wherein the piston tip 58 is received within the recess 76 to displace a discrete volume of liquid material from the recess 76.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Justin A. Clark, John M. Riney, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160089681
    Abstract: A force amplifying driver system including an actuator with a powered actuating member mounted for movement along a first distance “X”. A driven member mounted for movement along a second distance or working distance “Y” which is less than the first distance “X”. The powered actuating member is movable through a gap “Z” before being mechanically coupled with the driven member and subsequently moves with the driven member along the second distance “Y”. Energy is transferred from the powered actuating member to the driven member along the second or working distance “Y”. The force amplifying driver system may be used for actuating a fluid jetting dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9233388
    Abstract: A force amplifying driver system including an actuator (12) with a powered actuating member (22) mounted for movement along a first distance “X”. A driven member (46) mounted for movement along a second distance or working distance “Y” which is less than the first distance “X”. The powered actuating member (24) is movable through a gap “Z” before being mechanically coupled with the driven member (46) and subsequently moves with the driven member (46) along the second distance “Y”. Energy is transferred from the powered actuating member (24) to the driven member (46) along the second or working distance “Y”. The force amplifying driver system may be used for actuating a fluid jetting dispenser (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140209626
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140197210
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8708246
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20130105597
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body. A valve stem is mounted for reciprocating movement within the dispensing element body. Additional aspects include a deformable valve seat, a deformable and resilient valve stem tip and a method of applying liquid in discrete amounts to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Dunlap, Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120312838
    Abstract: In one aspect, an adhesive dispensing system 30 includes a dispensing module 32 having an inlet and an outlet, a supply 35 of hot melt adhesive maintained at low pressure, and a low pressure liquid passageway 44 communicating between the supply 35 and the inlet of the dispensing module 32. Liquid material is received through the inlet at a low pressure, and the dispensing module 32 rapidly develops high pressure at the outlet 78 to jet the liquid material from the outlet 78. In another aspect, an apparatus for jetting liquid material includes a dispenser body 38 having a liquid chamber 40. A piston 54 is movably disposed within the liquid chamber 40, from a position wherein a piston tip 58 is spaced from a complimentary shaped recess 76, to a position wherein the piston tip 58 effectively seals off the recess 76, then to a position wherein the piston tip 58 is received within the recess 76 to displace a discrete volume of liquid material from the recess 76.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Justin A. Clark, John M. Riney, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120292405
    Abstract: An apparatus 10 for jetting liquid material in desired patterns includes a jetting module 18 that is couplable to a source of liquid material 12. A piston 46 is disposed for movement within an interior chamber 42 to rapidly develop high pressure within the module 18 so that liquid material 12 is jetted from through a pattern plate 70 in a desired pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve Clark, John M. Riney, Daniel T. Smulders, Edward C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120286072
    Abstract: A force amplifying driver system including an actuator (12) with a powered actuating member (22) mounted for movement along a first distance “X”. A driven member (46) mounted for movement along a second distance or working distance “Y” which is less than the first distance “X”. The powered actuating member (24) is movable through a gap “Z” before being mechanically coupled with the driven member (46) and subsequently moves with the driven member (46) along the second distance “Y”. Energy is transferred from the powered actuating member (24) to the driven member (46) along the second or working distance “Y”. The force amplifying driver system may be used for actuating a fluid jetting dispenser (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8171973
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing molten thermoplastic material includes non-circular outlets spaced apart from one another in a predetermined pattern. The nozzle may be used to dispense patterns of adhesive that form closed geometric shapes, such as for use in making hermetic seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Edward C. Taylor, Leslie J. Varga
  • Publication number: 20090188604
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing molten thermoplastic material includes non-circular outlets spaced apart from one another in a predetermined pattern. The nozzle may be used to dispense patterns of adhesive that form closed geometric shapes, such as for use in making hermetic seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Edward C. Taylor, Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 7084377
    Abstract: A device for carrying a heated liquid, and controlling the temperature of the heated liquid includes a liquid conveying element including a passage for carrying the heated liquid. First and second temperature sensing devices are operatively associated with the liquid conveying element to sense the temperature of the heated liquid. A controller is actively connected to the first temperature sensing device. The first temperature sensing device thereby senses the temperature of the heated liquid in the passage and conveys the temperature information or readings to the controller for use in the heater control. The second temperature sensing device is capable of being actively connected to the controller upon failure or malfunction of the first temperature sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Raterman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6342264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing material, including adhesives, onto a substrate, including boxes and cartoons. A first and second dispenser are either operated in a dispense and standby mode or both dispense at least a portion of the dispensed pattern. The detection of a failure of one of the dispensing guns causes the other gun to dispense the complete pattern while de-activating the failed gun thereby maintaining production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Raterman, Edward C. Taylor, John E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6161722
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device including a body generally having an actuator cavity and a liquid passage. A valve seat element is connected to the body and a valve stem is mounted for movement within the body with respect to the valve seat element. Inner and outer magnetic elements are disposed around the periphery of the valve stem to couple the valve stem to the valve actuator. The inner magnetic element is connected to the valve stem for movement with the valve stem within the body. The outer magnetic element is connected with an actuator and is slidable within the body in response to, for example, pressurized air being applied against the actuator. The magnetic elements couple the valve stem to the actuator and eliminate the need for a dynamic seal between the valve stem and body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney K. Sooudi, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6123302
    Abstract: A uniaxial mounting for dispensing apparatus includes one or more uniaxial connecting portions on a dispenser and at least one support member having at least one complementary uniaxial mounting portion. The uniaxial mounting portions may include projections and generally complementary channels allowing rapid installation, removal and replacement of the dispenser. The support member may include a locking pivot for further adjustment capability. When dispensing heated liquids, a thermal insulator is incorporated to reduce heat conduction between the dispenser and the support member. The uniaxial mounting may have an alignment guide to ensure proper positioning of the dispenser along the axis of engagement between the uniaxial connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6066732
    Abstract: 4(3H)-X-7H-Pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines in which X is .dbd.O or .dbd.NH are prepared by treating a 6-amino-4(3H)-X-pyrimidine with a unsubstituted or substituted 1-nitroalk-1-ene to yield a 6-amino-4(3H)-X-pyrimidine which is substituted in the 5-position by a 1-nitroalk-2-yl group; (ii) converting the 5-(1-nitroalk-2-yl)-6-amino-4(3H)-X-pyrimidine to the corresponding 5-(1-oxoalk-2-yl)-6-amino-4(3H)-X-pyr-imidine; and (iii) removing the elements of water from the 5-(1-oxoalk-2-yl)-6-amino-4(3H)-X-pyrimidine to effect cyclization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Edward C. Taylor, Bin Liu