Patents by Inventor Richard Tighe

Richard Tighe 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: 20170220026
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating an instrument having a tool and a work surface. An exemplary instrument may comprise a support member including a conductive surface. The instrument also may comprise a fluid-transport device including a conductive tube having an open end. A drive mechanism of the instrument may include a motor operable to drive movement of the surface and the tube relative to one another along an axis and into contact with one another. A circuit of the instrument may include a voltage source and the tube. A control module may be configured to calibrate a relationship between the drive mechanism and a position of the tube and/or surface along the axis based on a sensed change in an electrical property of the circuit that occurs when the tube and the surface contact one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Tighe, Damon V. Williams, Samuel J. Evans
  • Publication number: 20050285129
    Abstract: An LED excitation source and module useful for full plate imaging fluorescence instruments as well as methods for calibrating such instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Jackson, Robert Gavin, Richard Tighe, Steve McNerney, Wu Jiang, Todd French, Reginald Tobias