Patents by Inventor Scott Conner

Scott Conner 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: 20190152158
    Abstract: A projector or system for assisting in a removal of 3D printed molds from a print chamber. The projector is operative to receive a file in a format compatible for a 3D printer. The projector further receives input corresponding to a location of the prototype contained in a powder box and input corresponding to a profile of powder contained across a surface of the associated powder box. Using the location, a portion of the prototype located immediately beneath a surface of powder in the powder box is determined. A distance of the portion to a selected region of the top surface is also determined. A cue is generated based on the distance. The projector generates an image of the extracted layer and projects the image onto the surface of the associated powder box. The image comprises at least one color coded region within a proximity of the portion, where a color of the color coded region is based on the cue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Eric MacDonald, Darrell Wallace, Mark Lamoncha, Brett Conner, Scott Conner
  • Publication number: 20180375009
    Abstract: A system and method for jetting a viscous material includes an electronic controller and a jetting dispenser operatively coupled with the electronic controller. The jetting dispenser includes an outlet orifice and a piezoelectric actuator operatively coupled with a movable shaft. The jetting dispenser is under control of the electronic controller for causing said piezoelectric actuator to move the shaft and jet an amount of the viscous material from the outlet orifice. The electronic controller sends a waveform to the piezoelectric actuator to optimize control of the jetting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, John D. Jones, Bryan Teece, Wilson Villegas
  • Patent number: 10090453
    Abstract: A system and method for jetting a viscous material includes an electronic controller and a jetting dispenser operatively coupled with the electronic controller. The jetting dispenser includes an outlet orifice and a piezoelectric actuator operatively coupled with a movable shaft. The jetting dispenser is under control of the electronic controller for causing said piezoelectric actuator to move the shaft and jet an amount of the viscous material from the outlet orifice. The electronic controller sends a waveform to the piezoelectric actuator to optimize control of the jetting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, John D. Jones, Bryan Teece, Wilson A. Villegas
  • Patent number: 9656287
    Abstract: A handheld valve dispenser includes a barrel having proximal and distal ends and a fluid chamber adapted to store a fluid. A dispense tip is coupled to the distal end of the barrel and includes a piercing element and a valve seat. The piercing element is configured to pierce the seal and establish an aperture therethrough when the dispense tip is first coupled to the barrel. A valve stem is received within the fluid chamber and is movable between a closed position in which the valve stem sealingly contacts the valve seat to prevent fluid dispense, and an open position for dispensing fluid. The barrel may include an outer barrel member and a disposable inner barrel liner removably received within the outer barrel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, Warren N. Strong
  • Publication number: 20160339463
    Abstract: A handheld valve dispenser includes a barrel having proximal and distal ends and a fluid chamber adapted to store a fluid. A dispense tip is coupled to the distal end of the barrel and includes a piercing element and a valve seat. The piercing element is configured to pierce the seal and establish an aperture therethrough when the dispense tip is first coupled to the barrel. A valve stem is received within the fluid chamber and is movable between a closed position in which the valve stem sealingly contacts the valve seat to prevent fluid dispense, and an open position for dispensing fluid. The barrel may include an outer barrel member and a disposable inner barrel liner removably received within the outer barrel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, Warren N. Strong
  • Publication number: 20160339467
    Abstract: A system and method for jetting a viscous material includes an electronic controller and a jetting dispenser operatively coupled with the electronic controller. The jetting dispenser includes an outlet orifice and a piezoelectric actuator operatively coupled with a movable shaft. The jetting dispenser is under control of the electronic controller for causing said piezoelectric actuator to move the shaft and jet an amount of the viscous material from the outlet orifice. The electronic controller sends a waveform to the piezoelectric actuator to optimize control of the jetting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, John D. Jones, Bryan Teece, Wilson A. Villegas
  • Publication number: 20140263468
    Abstract: A syringe for dispensing liquid materials to a substrate. In one embodiment, the syringe includes a barrel having a first end, a second end, and an interior reservoir. A piston is slidably disposed within the reservoir and is movable to increase or decrease a volume of the interior reservoir near the first end of the barrel. At least a portion of at least one of the barrel, the piston, or the dispensing tip comprises a material selected to maintain operative structural integrity of the dispensing syringe at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Conner, Mohammad Ali
  • Publication number: 20140263403
    Abstract: A syringe for dispensing liquid materials to a substrate. In one embodiment, the syringe includes a barrel having a first end, a second end, and an interior reservoir. A piston is slidably disposed within the reservoir and is movable to increase or decrease a volume of the interior reservoir near the first end of the barrel. At least a portion of at least one of the barrel, the piston, or the dispensing tip comprises a material selected to maintain operative structural integrity of the dispensing syringe at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Conner, Mohammad Ali
  • Patent number: 8684239
    Abstract: An apparatus for pulsed dispensing of liquid. The apparatus includes a syringe body structure communicating with an input passage for pressurized actuation air, and communicating with an exit passage for allowing discharge of the liquid. An air input passage flow air controller is operative to increase the flow rate of the input air in accordance with a relationship that depends at least partially on a reduction of liquid volume in the syringe body structure resulting from a previous pulsed dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, William MacIndoe, Raymond W. Tetreault
  • Publication number: 20130240571
    Abstract: An apparatus for pulsed dispensing of liquid. The apparatus includes a syringe body structure communicating with an input passage for pressurized actuation air, and communicating with an exit passage for allowing discharge of the liquid. An air input passage flow air controller is operative to increase the flow rate of the input air in accordance with a relationship that depends at least partially on a reduction of liquid volume in the syringe body structure resulting from a previous pulsed dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, William MacIndoe, Raymond W. Tetreault
  • Patent number: 8464902
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for pulsed dispensing of liquid. The apparatus includes a syringe body structure communicating with an input passage for pressurized actuation air, and communicating with an exit passage for allowing discharge of the liquid. An air input passage flow air controller is operative to increase the flow rate of the input air in accordance with a relationship that depends at least partially on a reduction of liquid volume in the syringe body structure resulting from a previous pulsed dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, William MacIndoe, Raymond W. Tetreault
  • Patent number: 7963991
    Abstract: Spinal implants and methods to repair annular defects in intervertebral discs and provide dynamic stability to the spine in the vicinity of a repaired disc are described. Some implants include head and tail portions. In some embodiments, the head portion of an implant is enlarged relative to the tail portion. Some head portions and tail portions are adapted to support adjacent vertebrae and resist collapse of the intervertebral disc. Head portions provide a spacer function to maintain separation between adjacent vertebrae. A tapered portion of some implants engages end plates of adjacent vertebrae to resist forces tending to push the implant out of the intervertebral space. The tail portion of some implants includes a tail flange (which in some embodiments is of similar diameter to the head portion) that abuts extradiscal lips of the adjacent vertebrae and resists forces tending to push the implant deeper into the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jeffrey Valko
  • Publication number: 20100176161
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for pulsed dispensing of liquid. The apparatus includes a syringe body structure communicating with an input passage for pressurized actuation air, and communicating with an exit passage for allowing discharge of the liquid. An air input passage flow air controller is operative to increase the flow rate of the input air in accordance with a relationship that depends at least partially on a reduction of liquid volume in the syringe body structure resulting from a previous pulsed dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott A. Conner, William MacIndoe, Raymond W. Tetreault
  • Publication number: 20090270989
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090171461
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090149959
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090138015
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090138084
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20080071377
    Abstract: Spinal implants and methods to repair annular defects in intervertebral discs and provide dynamic stability to the spine in the vicinity of a repaired disc are described. Some implants include head and tail portions. In some embodiments, the head portion of an implant is enlarged relative to the tail portion. Some head portions and tail portions are adapted to support adjacent vertebrae and resist collapse of the intervertebral disc. Head portions provide a spacer function to maintain separation between adjacent vertebrae. A tapered portion of some implants engages end plates of adjacent vertebrae to resist forces tending to push the implant out of the intervertebral space. The tail portion of some implants includes a tail flange (which in some embodiments is of similar diameter to the head portion) that abuts extradiscal lips of the adjacent vertebrae and resists forces tending to push the implant deeper into the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jeffrey Valko
  • Publication number: 20070249688
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel compounds of Formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which have glucagon receptor antagonist or inverse agonist activity, as well as methods for preparing such compounds. In another embodiment, the invention discloses pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of Formula I as well as methods of using them to treat diabetic and other glucagon related metabolic disorders, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Scott Conner, Guoxin Zhu, Jianke Li