Patents by Inventor John Glenn Edelen

John Glenn Edelen 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: 11474007
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., John Glenn Edelen, Manish Giri, Michael A. Marra, III, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 11331660
    Abstract: A digital dispense system for preparing and analyzing a plurality of samples. The system includes two or more fluid droplet ejection devices. Each fluid droplet ejection device contains a fluid droplet ejection cartridge containing at least one fluid to be dispensed. The fluid droplet ejection cartridge is attached to a translation mechanism for moving the fluid droplet ejection cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction. A sample tray translation mechanism is provided for moving a sample tray along a production path in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction through the two or more fluid droplet ejection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce A. Deboard, John Glenn Edelen, Michael A. Marra, III, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 11090938
    Abstract: A digital dispense device and method for ejecting one or more fluids into a target area of a substrate. The digital dispense device includes (A) a fluid ejection head for the digital dispense device having one or more arrays of fluid ejectors thereon; (B) a fluid ejection head translation device for moving the ejection head over the target area of the substrate in a first direction, wherein the one or more arrays of fluid ejectors on the fluid ejection head are oriented parallel to the first direction; and (C) a control device for activating one or more fluid ejectors in the one or more arrays of fluid ejectors as the one or more fluid ejectors intersect the target area of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Bruce A. DeBoard, John Glenn Edelen, 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: 10857253
    Abstract: A control circuit for a thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element and a method of dispensing a fluid composition from the same is provided. The thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element includes a plurality of nozzles and a thermal actuator associated with each nozzle, and a control circuit that includes: a logic circuit that increments through a pre-determined sequence, wherein the sequence is defined by the physical layout of the thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element; a first input in electrical communication with the logic circuit; a second input in electrical communication with each thermal actuator, wherein the first input and second input are used to select and energize each thermal actuator on the thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephan Gary Bush, John Glenn Edelen, Viren N. Patel, Michael Anthony Marra, III
  • Patent number: 10757759
    Abstract: A vaporization heater for a fluid vaporization device and a method for vaporizing fluid are provided. The vaporization heater includes at least two fluid reservoirs and heating elements made of an electrically conductive material selected from the group consisting of a conductive mesh and an interwoven wire located within each of the at least two fluid reservoirs. The at least two fluid reservoirs and the heating elements therefor define a fluid volume sufficient to capture and retain a fixed volume of fluid that is ejected from an ejection head associated with a fluid supply cartridge in the fluid vaporization device. The fluid supply cartridge contains at least two different fluids. Application of electrical energy to the heating elements vaporizes the fixed volume of fluid in the at least two fluid reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO. LTD
    Inventors: Byron V. Bell, John Glenn Edelen
  • Patent number: 10717279
    Abstract: A fluid printhead including at least one fluid ejection element. The fluid ejection element includes a fluid chamber, a throat portion through which fluid is provided to the fluid chamber, and a heater element disposed within the fluid chamber. The fluid ejection element also includes a printhead condition detection system. The printhead condition detection system includes a first electrode at least a portion of which is disposed within the fluid chamber, the first electrode configured to receive a step voltage, a second electrode disposed within the throat portion, and a sense circuit electrically connected to the second electrode that generates an output based on the application of the step voltage to the first electrode as an indication of printhead condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Glenn Edelen, Steve Bergstedt
  • 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
  • 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: 20200215531
    Abstract: A digital dispense system for preparing and analyzing a plurality of samples. The system includes two or more fluid droplet ejection devices. Each fluid droplet ejection device contains a fluid droplet ejection cartridge containing at least one fluid to be dispensed. The fluid droplet ejection cartridge is attached to a translation mechanism for moving the fluid droplet ejection cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction. A sample tray translation mechanism is provided for moving a sample tray along a production path in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction through the two or more fluid droplet ejection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A. DEBOARD, John Glenn EDELEN, Michael A. MARRA, III, Sam NORASAK
  • Publication number: 20200120758
    Abstract: A vaporization heater for a fluid vaporization device and a method for vaporizing fluid are provided. The vaporization heater includes at least two fluid reservoirs and heating elements made of an electrically conductive material selected from the group consisting of a conductive mesh and an interwoven wire located within each of the at least two fluid reservoirs. The at least two fluid reservoirs and the heating elements therefor define a fluid volume sufficient to capture and retain a fixed volume of fluid that is ejected from an ejection head associated with a fluid supply cartridge in the fluid vaporization device. The fluid supply cartridge contains at least two different fluids. Application of electrical energy to the heating elements vaporizes the fixed volume of fluid in the at least two fluid reservoirs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., LTD
    Inventors: Byron V. BELL, John Glenn EDELEN
  • Publication number: 20200031119
    Abstract: A control circuit for a thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element and a method of dispensing a fluid composition from the same is provided. The thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element includes a plurality of nozzles and a thermal actuator associated with each nozzle, and a control circuit that includes: a logic circuit that increments through a pre-determined sequence, wherein the sequence is defined by the physical layout of the thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element; a first input in electrical communication with the logic circuit; a second input in electrical communication with each thermal actuator, wherein the first input and second input are used to select and energize each thermal actuator on the thermally-activated microfluidic ejection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Gary BUSH, John Glenn EDELEN, Viren N. PATEL, Michael Anthony Marra, III
  • 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: 20180345667
    Abstract: A fluid printhead including at least one fluid ejection element. The fluid ejection element includes a fluid chamber, a throat portion through which fluid is provided to the fluid chamber, and a heater element disposed within the fluid chamber. The fluid ejection element also includes a printhead condition detection system. The printhead condition detection system includes a first electrode at least a portion of which is disposed within the fluid chamber, the first electrode configured to receive a step voltage, a second electrode disposed within the throat portion, and a sense circuit electrically connected to the second electrode that generates an output based on the application of the step voltage to the first electrode as an indication of printhead condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: John Glenn EDELEN, Steve BERGSTEDT
  • Patent number: 10099477
    Abstract: A fluid printhead including at least one fluid ejection element. The fluid ejection element includes a fluid chamber, a throat portion through which fluid is provided to the fluid chamber, and a heater element disposed within the fluid chamber. The fluid ejection element also includes a printhead condition detection system. The printhead condition detection system includes a first electrode at least a portion of which is disposed within the fluid chamber, the first electrode configured to receive a step voltage, a second electrode disposed within the throat portion, and a sense circuit electrically connected to the second electrode that generates an output based on the application of the step voltage to the first electrode as an indication of printhead condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Glenn Edelen, Steve Bergstedt
  • Patent number: 9850891
    Abstract: A microfluidic pump having a firing mechanism for ejecting fluid out of a firing chamber during a firing sequence, which includes a firing step followed by a wait step. A power circuit activates and deactivates the firing mechanism in response to a control signal, which controls the timing of each step and is provided by a logic circuit. The control signal controls the firing step and is dependent on a predetermined fixed frequency signal provided by a first oscillator. The control signal controls the wait step and is dependent on a variable frequency signal provided by a second oscillator. A first input provides a variable input signal to the second oscillator. The second oscillator varies the variable frequency signal according to the variable input signal. The logic circuit also varies the control signal based on the variable frequency signal to vary the length of the wait step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: John Glenn Edelen
  • Patent number: 9833991
    Abstract: A printhead including a fluid ejector chip having an electrical interface. The electrical interface includes one or more inputs for receiving respective primitive address data and heater address data corresponding to each of one or more address cycles, at least one of the one or more inputs being switchable to a deactivated state, and one or more shift registers, a total number of shift registers being adjustable so that each of the one or more shift registers corresponds to a respective one of the one or more inputs that is not in a deactivated state, the one or more shift registers receiving the respective primitive address data and heater address data from the one or more inputs that are not in a deactivated state to allow for selective application of electrical signals to the heating elements so that fluid is ejected from the fluid ejector chip in accordance with image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Glenn Edelen, Nicole Semler