Patents by Inventor James D. Anderson

James D. Anderson 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: 20220226806
    Abstract: A unitary, molded fluid reservoir body to which a fluid ejection head substrate is attached. The unitary, molded fluid reservoir body includes one or more discrete fluid chambers therein. Each of the one or more fluid chambers have an open top, side walls, and sloped bottom walls attached to the side walls, wherein each of the one or more fluid chambers terminates in a fluid supply via, and wherein the sloped bottom walls have an angle ranging from about 6 to about 12 degrees relative to a plane orthogonal to the sidewalls. An ejection head support face is disposed opposite the open top for attachment of a single fluid ejection device to the ejection head support face for ejecting fluid provided from the one or more chambers through the one or more fluid supply vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam D. CARRITHERS, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 11369781
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing cartridge includes a housing body having a proximal end wall, a distal end wall, a fluid chamber, and a hollow throat portion. The fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the hollow throat portion. The proximal end wall provides a proximal termination of the fluid chamber and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A plurality of electrical contacts face proximally from the proximal end wall. The fluid dispensing cartridge includes a fluid jetting chip that has a plurality of fluid jetting nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20210204607
    Abstract: The e-vaping method includes providing a reservoir within a housing, the reservoir being configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation, first configuring ejectors to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards a vaporizing heater, the ejectors being in fluid communication with the reservoir, and second configuring a vaporizing heater to vaporize at least some of the droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond LAU, Eric HAWES, Terry BACHE, Ryan NEWCOMB, John Glenn EDELEN, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Byron BELL
  • Patent number: 10959462
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a housing, a vaporizing heater within the housing, and a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation. At least one ejector is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The at least one ejector is configured to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The vaporizing heater is configured to vaporize at least some of the droplets. The method operates the e-vaping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Lau, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Ryan Newcomb, John Glenn Edelen, James D. Anderson, Jr., Byron Bell
  • Patent number: 10913278
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a housing having an exterior wall and a chamber. The exterior wall has a first opening. The chamber has an interior space and has a port coupled in fluid communication with the first opening. A stir bar is located in the chamber. The stir bar has a rotational axis. A guide portion is located in the chamber. The guide portion includes a confining member having a guide opening that defines an interior radial confining surface that engages the stir bar, wherein the guide opening facilitates a radial movement of the stir bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr., William D. Hall, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200269027
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing cartridge includes a housing body having a proximal end wall, a distal end wall, a fluid chamber, and a hollow throat portion. The fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the hollow throat portion. The proximal end wall provides a proximal termination of the fluid chamber and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A plurality of electrical contacts face proximally from the proximal end wall. The fluid dispensing cartridge includes a fluid jetting chip that has a plurality of fluid jetting nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, JR., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20200217763
    Abstract: A digital dispense system and methods for preparing samples for analysis. The digital dispense system includes a fluid droplet ejection system housed in a housing unit. The fluid droplet ejection system contains a fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge containing one or more fluids to be dispensed. A cartridge translation mechanism is provided for moving the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction. A sample tray translation mechanism moves a sample tray back and forth beneath the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James D. ANDERSON, JR., John Glenn Edelen, Manish GIRI, Michael A. MARRA, III, Sam NORASAK
  • Publication number: 20200217868
    Abstract: An open fluid droplet ejection cartridge containing one or more fluids to be dispensed by digital fluid dispense system and a method for digitally dispensing fluids. The open fluid droplet ejection cartridge includes a cover having one or more openings therein, fluid funnels pending from each of the one or more openings in the cover, a chamber separator attached to the fluid funnels for directing fluid to one or more fluid chambers, a fluid overflow chamber for fluid overflow from the one or more fluid chambers, fluid vias associated with each of the one or more fluid chambers, and a plurality of fluid ejection devices adjacent to the fluid vias on a single semiconductor substrate in fluid flow communication with the fluid vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. ANDERSON, JR., John Glenn EDELEN, Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 10688793
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing cartridge includes a housing body having a proximal end wall, a distal end wall, a fluid chamber, and a hollow throat portion. The fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the hollow throat portion, and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A fluid jetting chip is located on, and is attached to, the distal end wall. The hollow throat portion includes a fluid channel. The fluid channel has an interior wall that has a plurality of elongate protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 10384458
    Abstract: A fluidic ejection cartridge and protective tape system therefor. The fluidic ejection cartridge includes a cartridge body having a cover closing a first end thereof, an ejection head on a second end thereof, and side walls attached to the first and second ends. The side walls include a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall attached to the first and second side walls, and a fourth side wall opposite the third side wall. A first removable tape is attached to a release structure on the first side wall and to the ejection head by a first adhesive, and a second removable tape is attached to a portion of the first removable tape by a second adhesive. The second adhesive has an adhesive strength that is about three times greater than an adhesive strength of the first adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Paul W. Dryer, Jason Vanderpool
  • Publication number: 20190246702
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a housing, a vaporizing heater within the housing, and a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation. At least one ejector is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The at least one ejector is configured to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The vaporizing heater is configured to vaporize at least some of the droplets. The method operates the e-vaping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond LAU, Eric HAWES, Terry BACHE, Ryan NEWCOMB, John Glenn EDELEN, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Byron BELL
  • Patent number: 10314342
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a housing, and a vaporizing heater within the housing. A cartridge within the device defines a reservoir containing a pre-vapor formulation. A chip on an end of the cartridge defines a via in fluid communication with the reservoir. The chip includes an ejector in fluid communication with the via, where the ejector is configured to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The method of making the device includes connecting a chip to an end of the cartridge, where the ejector ejects droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The method of operating the device includes supplying a first electrical current to the vaporizing heater to energize the vaporizing heater and supplying a second electrical current to the ejector to energize the ejector and eject droplets of a pre-vapor formulation from the ejector towards the vaporizing heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Lau, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Ryan Newcomb, John Glenn Edelen, James D. Anderson, Jr., Byron Bell
  • Publication number: 20190116880
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a housing, and a vaporizing heater within the housing. A cartridge within the device defines a reservoir containing a pre-vapor formulation. A chip on an end of the cartridge defines a via in fluid communication with the reservoir. The chip includes an ejector in fluid communication with the via, where the ejector is configured to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The method of making the device includes connecting a chip to an end of the cartridge, where the ejector ejects droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The method of operating the device includes supplying a first electrical current to the vaporizing heater to energize the vaporizing heater and supplying a second electrical current to the ejector to energize the ejector and eject droplets of a pre-vapor formulation from the ejector towards the vaporizing heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond LAU, Eric HAWES, Terry BACHE, Ryan NEWCOMB, John Glenn EDELEN, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Byron BELL
  • Publication number: 20190016142
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a housing having an exterior wall and a chamber. The exterior wall has a first opening. The chamber has an interior space and has a port coupled in fluid communication with the first opening. A stir bar is located in the chamber. The stir bar has a rotational axis. A guide portion is located in the chamber. The guide portion includes a confining member having a guide opening that defines an interior radial confining surface that engages the stir bar, wherein the guide opening facilitates a radial movement of the stir bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, JR., William D. Hall, JR.
  • Patent number: 10130122
    Abstract: A fluid supply, can ridge fir a vapor generating device that includes an ejection head structure and a fluid reservoir body for removable attachment to the ejection head structure. The ejection head structure contains an ejection head and a flexible circuit attached to an ejection head structure for electrical communication with the ejection head. The fluid reservoir body includes a vaporizing fluid therein, a fluid supply port in fluid flow communication with the vaporizing fluid, and a fluid port seal for the fluid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10124593
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device for dispensing a fluid has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface. An ejection chip is attached to the body in fluid communication with the chamber. A diaphragm has a dome portion and a perimeter sealing surface. The perimeter sealing surface of the diaphragm is in sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir that contains the fluid. The diaphragm has a deflection axis that is substantially perpendicular to a plane of the perimeter sealing surface. The diaphragm has a cross-section profile that controls a deflection of the dome portion to collapse along the deflection axis in a direction that is at least one of toward or away from a plane of the perimeter sealing surface as the fluid is depleted from the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10105955
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a housing having an exterior wall and a fluid reservoir. The exterior wall has a chip mounting surface defining a first plane and has a first opening. The fluid reservoir is in fluid communication with the first opening. An ejection chip is mounted to the chip mounting surface. The ejection chip is in fluid communication with the first opening. The ejection chip has a plurality of ejection nozzles oriented such that a fluid ejection direction is substantially orthogonal to the first plane. A stir bar is moveably confined within the fluid reservoir. The stir bar has a plurality of paddles and a rotational axis, with each of the plurality of paddles having a free end tip that intermittently faces toward the first opening that is in fluid communication with the ejection chip as the stir bar is rotated about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr., William D. Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10059113
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device for dispensing a fluid has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface. The body has a stepped arrangement that includes a channel having a first inner side wall that defines a recessed path around the perimetrical end surface. A diaphragm has a dome portion, a perimetrical positioning rim, and a sealing surface. The channel of the body is sized and shaped to receive the perimetrical positioning rim of the diaphragm. The first inner side wall of the channel of the body engages a perimeter of the perimetrical positioning rim of the diaphragm to position the sealing surface of the diaphragm for sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180162129
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device for dispensing a fluid has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface. The body has a stepped arrangement that includes a channel having a first inner side wall that defines a recessed path around the perimetrical end surface. A diaphragm has a dome portion, a perimetrical positioning rim, and a sealing surface. The channel of the body is sized and shaped to receive the perimetrical positioning rim of the diaphragm. The first inner side wall of the channel of the body engages a perimeter of the perimetrical positioning rim of the diaphragm to position the sealing surface of the diaphragm for sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180162128
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device for dispensing a fluid has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface. An ejection chip is attached to the body in fluid communication with the chamber. A diaphragm has a dome portion and a perimeter sealing surface. The perimeter sealing surface of the diaphragm is in sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir that contains the fluid. The diaphragm has a deflection axis that is substantially perpendicular to a plane of the perimeter sealing surface. The diaphragm has a cross-section profile that controls a deflection of the dome portion to collapse along the deflection axis in a direction that is at least one of toward or away from a plane of the perimeter sealing surface as the fluid is depleted from the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, JR.