Patents by Inventor Steven R. Komplin

Steven R. Komplin 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: 20220258480
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 11383522
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Publication number: 20210060962
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 10864740
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Publication number: 20190275800
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 10350898
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 10336081
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a fluidic dispensing device includes providing a fluidic dispensing device having a fluid reservoir containing fluid, the fluid reservoir being defined in part by a base wall, and having a stir bar located in the fluid reservoir adjacent to the base wall, and having a fluid ejection chip having a fluid ejection direction; positioning the fluidic dispensing device at a predetermined orientation, wherein the fluid ejection direction is oriented in a range of upward vertical, plus or minus 90 degrees; and rotating the stir bar in a first rotational direction starting with a first rotational speed and increasing rotational velocity from the first rotational speed to a second rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, William D. Hall, Jr., Thomas D. Schladt, Jason T. Vanderpool, Thomas E. Rabe, Paul J. E. Vernon
  • Patent number: 10207510
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a housing having a chamber that defines an interior space, and has an inlet port and an outlet port. A flow control portion has a flow separator feature. The flow separator feature is positioned adjacent the inlet port. A stir bar is located in the chamber, has a rotational axis, and has a plurality of paddles, with each paddle having a free end tip. The stir bar has a stir bar radius from the rotational axis to the free end tip. A guide portion confines the stir bar in a predetermined portion of the interior space of the chamber. A ratio of the stir bar radius and a clearance distance between the free end tip and the flow control portion is 5:2 to 5:0.025.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, Jason T. Vanderpool, Thomas E. Rabe, Paul J. E. Vernon
  • 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: 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.
  • Patent number: 9937725
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a casing having a reservoir chamber and a primary vent chamber. An end cap is positioned at an end of the casing. The end cap is connected to the casing. A vent path extends from the primary vent chamber to the atmosphere through a gap between the end cap and the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 9931851
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a fluid reservoir containing fluid. A stir bar is located in the fluid reservoir and has a magnet. A generator generates a rotating magnetic field to interact with the magnet. A controller determines a range of a predetermined phase lag between an angular rotational position of the stir bar and an angular rotational position of the rotating magnetic field, determines a status of a present phase lag based on the range of the predetermined phase lag, and takes predetermined action based on the status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael A. Marra, III, Steven R. Komplin
  • Publication number: 20180086083
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a fluid reservoir containing fluid. A stir bar is located in the fluid reservoir and has a magnet. A generator generates a rotating magnetic field to interact with the magnet. A controller determines a range of a predetermined phase lag between an angular rotational position of the stir bar and an angular rotational position of the rotating magnetic field, determines a status of a present phase lag based on the range of the predetermined phase lag, and takes predetermined action based on the status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. Marra, III, Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 9908335
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device includes a housing, and a fluid channel in the housing. The fluid channel has a channel inlet, a channel outlet, and a passage between the channel inlet and the channel outlet. The channel inlet is in fluid communication with an inlet port of a chamber. The channel outlet is in fluid communication with an outlet port of the chamber. The passage is in fluid communication with an opening in an exterior wall. The fluid channel has a first corner structure in the passage. A stir bar is located in the chamber to generate a fluid flow through the fluid channel when rotated. A first flow director member is positioned adjacent the channel inlet. The flow director member has a first surface structure that directs a portion of the fluid flow toward the first corner structure in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9902158
    Abstract: A fluidic dispensing device has a body having a chamber with a perimetrical end surface, and a chip mounting surface defining a first plane and having a first opening. An ejection chip is coupled to the chip mounting surface. The ejection chip is in fluid communication with the first opening. The ejection chip has a fluid ejection direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first plane of the chip mounting surface. A diaphragm has a dome portion and a sealing surface. The sealing surface has a planar extent that surrounds the chamber. The sealing surface is in sealing engagement with the perimetrical end surface of the chamber to define a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the first opening. The diaphragm has a deflection axis that is substantially parallel to the first plane of the chip mounting surface, and the dome portion is displaceable along the deflection axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, Jr.