Patents by Inventor Scott A. Igl

Scott A. Igl 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: 20190369298
    Abstract: A system for irradiating a microplate may include a light engine with a plurality of light sources, such as light-emitting diodes, included in one or more linear arrays. The plurality of light sources are configured to emit germicidal irradiation, which is directed to the microplate by optical components, such as optical lenses positioned on top of each well of the microplate. The linear array is linearly movable so that as the linear array scans across the microplate, the optical components direct the germicidal irradiation to a plurality of surfaces of each well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shiou-jyh Ja, Scott Igl
  • Patent number: 9103544
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Igl, Thomas Molamphy
  • Publication number: 20150003067
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Igl, Thomas Molamphy
  • Patent number: 8870418
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Igl, Thomas Molamphy
  • Publication number: 20140078739
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Igl, Thomas Molamphy
  • Patent number: 8669697
    Abstract: A lighting module includes an array of light emitters, a heat pipe having a flat portion, the array of light emitters being mounted to the flat portion, a liquid inside the heat pipe, the liquid selected to vaporize upon exposure to heat from the array, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to the heat pipe configured to cool the vaporized liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Igl
  • Patent number: 8591078
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Igl, Thomas Molamphy
  • Publication number: 20120294002
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a vapor chamber inside the heat sink, the vapor chamber including a liquid and arranged to absorb heat from the first surface until the liquid becomes vapor, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a second surface of the heat sink opposite the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Igl
  • Publication number: 20110299279
    Abstract: A lighting module has an array of light emitters, a heat sink having a first surface, the array of light emitters being mounted to the first surface, a microchannel cooler arranged on a second surface of the heat sink on an opposite side of the heat sink from the first surface, the microchannel cooler arranged to transport a liquid through a channel on the second surface of the heat sink, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to a microchannel cooler and arranged to remove heat from the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PHOSEON TECHNOLOGY,INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT IGL, THOMAS MOLAMPHY
  • Publication number: 20110222281
    Abstract: A lighting module includes an array of light emitters, a heat pipe having a flat portion, the array of light emitters being mounted to the flat portion, a liquid inside the heat pipe, the liquid selected to vaporize upon exposure to heat from the array, and a cooling unit thermally coupled to the heat pipe configured to cool the vaporized liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: PHOSEON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Scott IGL
  • Patent number: 6805493
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having improved alignment and manufacturing characteristics over traditional connectors. A fiber optic connector of the present invention has a first connector ferrule and alignment means for aligning the first connector ferrule with a matching second connector ferrule. The fiber optic connector includes a first connector ferrule including a first mating surface. The mating surface defines at least one receiving cavity, and at least one protruding alignment rod is seated in the cavity and extends from the mating surface. The alignment rod has a diameter D1 and protrudes from the mating surface a protrusion distance p1, wherein p1≦2D1. In an exemplary embodiment the rod has a spherical tip and 0.5D1≦p1≦2D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Michael A. Meis, Gordon D. Henson, Nicholas A. Lee
  • Patent number: 6765733
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods providing adjustable mounting with multiple degrees of freedom, such as three degrees of freedom allowing controlled adjustment of pitch, roll, and/or yaw. In providing such degrees of freedom, a ball member of a ball and socket mounting apparatus may preferably be disposed upon a surface and a mount, having a socket portion sized and shaped to correspond to a mating surface of the ball member, may be placed in communication therewith. The mount may have a component to be mounted placed thereon after the mount is placed in communication with the ball member. Preferably as part of the system manufacturing process, an adjustment mechanism is placed in communication with the mount and provides manipulating forces thereto, preferably causing the socket portion of the mount to slidably engage the mating surface of the ball member, in order to precisely position a component mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nlight Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Roger F. Johnson, David W. Rook, Derek E. Schulte
  • Patent number: 6459843
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having improved alignment and manufacturing characteristics over traditional connectors. A fiber optic connector of the present invention has a first connector ferrule and alignment means for aligning the first connector ferrule with a matching second connector ferrule. The fiber optic connector includes a first connector ferrule including a first mating surface. The mating surface defines at least one receiving cavity, and at least one protruding alignment rod is seated in the cavity and extends from the mating surface. The alignment rod has a diameter D1 and protrudes from the mating surface a protrusion distance p1, wherein p1≦2D1. In an exemplary embodiment the rod has a spherical tip and 0.5D1≦p1≦2D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Michael A. Meis, Gordon D. Henson, Nicholas A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20020114589
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having improved alignment and manufacturing characteristics over traditional connectors. A fiber optic connector of the present invention has a first connector ferrule and alignment means for aligning the first connector ferrule with a matching second connector ferrule. The fiber optic connector includes a first connector ferrule including a first mating surface. The mating surface defines at least one receiving cavity, and at least one protruding alignment rod is seated in the cavity and extends from the mating surface. The alignment rod has a diameter D1 and protrudes from the mating surface a protrusion distance p1, wherein p1≦2D1. In an exemplary embodiment the rod has a spherical tip and 0.5D1≦p1≦2D1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Michael A. Meis, Gordon D. Henson, Nicholas A. Lee
  • Patent number: 6367985
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having improved alignment and manufacturing characteristics over traditional connectors. A fiber optic connector of the present invention has a first connector ferrule and alignment means for aligning the first connector ferrule with a matching second connector ferrule. The fiber optic connector includes a first connector ferrule including a first mating surface. The mating surface defines at least one receiving cavity, and at least one protruding alignment rod is seated in the cavity and extends from the mating surface. The alignment rod has a diameter D1 and protruded from the mating surface a protrusion distance p1, wherein p1≦2D1. In an exemplary embodiment the rod has a spherical tip and 0.5D1≦p1≦2D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Intellectual Property Company
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lee, Scott A. Igl, Gordon D. Henson
  • Patent number: 6318902
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having improved alignment and manufacturing characteristics over traditional connectors. A fiber optic connector of the present invention has a first connector ferrule and alignment means for aligning the first connector ferrule with a matching second connector ferrule. The fiber optic connector includes a first connector ferrule including a first mating surface. The mating surface defines at least one receiving cavity, and at least one protruding alignment rod is seated in the cavity and extends from the mating surface. The alignment rod has a diameter D1 and protrudes from the mating surface a protrusion distance p1, wherein p1≦2D1. In an exemplary embodiment the rod has a spherical tip and 0.5D1≦p1≦2D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Michael A. Meis, Gordon D. Henson, Nicholas A. Lee
  • Patent number: 5889910
    Abstract: A control jacket houses a line, such as a fiber optic ribbon cable or other conductor, and limits the amount of bending and twisting movement of the line. The jacket preferably includes a multi-dimensional matrix of engagement elements separated by a plurality of gaps and connected by an underlying web structure. As the jacket is bent or twisted, adjacent engagement elements move together into engagement with each other, limiting the bend radius or twist angle of the jacket, and thus of the fiber optic ribbon cable or other protected line. The jacket preferably includes at least one fastening mechanism, allowing the control jacket to be opened along its length for easy insertion and removal of the line as needed. Multiple jackets can be placed end-to-end along the line, to create a composite jacket of any desired length. Additionally, a control jacket according to the invention includes two slideable jacket portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufactouring Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Igl, Gordon D. Henson, Nicholas A. Lee
  • Patent number: 5757997
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprising a plug and a receptacle uses the spring force supplied by bowing of the plug fiber to maintain a continuous compressive load at the fiber joint located in a fiber-alignment groove. The plug has a holder for securing the plug fiber and a shroud which snaps onto the holder with the plug fiber extending generally straight inside the shroud. The shroud has a slot providing access to the terminal portion of the plug fiber, and a sliding door which selectively covers the slot. The receptacle includes a housing and another fiber holder for securing the receptacle fiber, with a projection or finger attached to the receptacle fiber holder, the projection having the fiber-alignment groove. The finger is oriented within the receptacle housing such that, when the plug is inserted into the receptacle, the finger extends through the slot in the shroud at an oblique angle with respect to the plug axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Barbara L. Birrell, Victor J. Borer, Donald G. Doss, Gordon D. Henson, Scott A. Igl, Nicolas A. Lee
  • Patent number: 5611017
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable has release elements manufactured in line with the ribbon cable so as to provide access points to the optical fibers contained therein to allow for easy application of a connector in the field. A pair of adhesive tape layers is provided about the optical fibers to create a fiber optic ribbon cable. At least one release element is provided between the adhesive tape layers and the optical fibers at one or more access points along the ribbon cable to allow for subsequent connectorization of the fibers therein. When the ribbon cable needs to be equipped with a connector, the cable is cut near the midpoint of one of the access point. After the cable is cut the adhesive tape layers and the at least one release element may be easily peeled back exposing the optical fibers. A connector is then installed onto the exposed fibers. The at least one release element is removed from the tape layers and the tape is then secured to the connector with any excess tape being trimmed off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lee, Barbara A. DeBaun, Gordon D. Henson, Scott A. Igl, Terry L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5574817
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable assembly has optical connector assemblies manufactured in line with the ribbon cable assembly so as to provide a fixed, lateral spacing of the optical fibers relative to each other within the connector assembly and has the remaining portion of the fiber optic ribbon cable manufactured within an arbitrary lateral spacing of the optical fibers relative to each other. A pair of adhesive tape layers are sandwiched around the optical fibers and the in-line optical connector assemblies. By having the connector assemblies manufactured in line with the fiber optic ribbon cable, resulting ribbon cable assembly is easier to manufacture, has a higher alignment accuracy, and is more cost effective than existing techniques for manufacturing ribbon cable assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gordon D. Henson, Barbara A. DeBaun, Scott A. Igl, Nicholas A. Lee, Terry L. Smith