Patents by Inventor W. Scott Beebe

W. Scott Beebe 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: 10758935
    Abstract: A method for dispensing fluid from a fluid dispensing apparatus. The apparatus may include a housing, wherein the housing may include a motor, and wherein the motor may be configured to be operatively connected to a power supply, wherein the motor may be further configured to be operatively connected to one or more drive rods, wherein the one or more drive rods may be configured to engage a fixed lead screw with a triangular nut, and wherein the drive rod may be further configured to engage at least two pistons of a fluid cartridge. The housing may include a controller configured to be operatively connected to the power supply, the controller may be configured to generate a pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 10512933
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 10456805
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 10286419
    Abstract: Embodiments included herein are directed towards an apparatus that may be used to dispense a fluid. The apparatus may include a housing, wherein the housing includes a first end and a motor, wherein the first end is configured to be coupled to a syringe. The motor may be configured to be operatively connected to a drive tube, wherein at least a portion of the drive tube is configured to extend from and retract into an opening in the first end of the housing in response to the motor. One or more of the motor and the drive tube may be rotationally fixed to the housing. A first end of the drive tube may be configured to be coupled to a piston of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventors: W. Scott Beebe, David Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180264508
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20180154390
    Abstract: Embodiments included herein are directed towards an apparatus that may be used to dispense a fluid. The apparatus may include a housing, wherein the housing includes a first end and a motor, wherein the first end is configured to be coupled to a syringe. The motor may be configured to be operatively connected to a drive tube, wherein at least a portion of the drive tube is configured to extend from and retract into an opening in the first end of the housing in response to the motor. One or more of the motor and the drive tube may be rotationally fixed to the housing. A first end of the drive tube may be configured to be coupled to a piston of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: W. Scott Beebe, David Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180001338
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20170157638
    Abstract: A method for dispensing fluid from a fluid dispensing apparatus. The apparatus may include a housing, wherein the housing may include a motor, and wherein the motor may be configured to be operatively connected to a power supply, wherein the motor may be further configured to be operatively connected to one or more drive rods, wherein the one or more drive rods may be configured to engage a fixed lead screw with a triangular nut, and wherein the drive rod may be further configured to engage at least two pistons of a fluid cartridge. The housing may include a controller configured to be operatively connected to the power supply, the controller may be configured to generate a pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 9555213
    Abstract: A catheter tip coating assembly includes a housing defining a fluid reservoir and having a fluid outlet configured to dispense fluid to an end of a piece of tubing. The catheter tip coating assembly includes a valve assembly carried by the housing and at least partly disposed in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir. The valve assembly is configured to receive the piece of tubing and configured to move between a first position to limit fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet and a second position to provide fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet to dispense fluid to the end of the piece of tubing. The assembly provides for careful control over the amount of liquid that is applied and the depth of the wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 9465174
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly jig may comprise a base configured to carry a set of fiber optic connectors. A set of alignment elements may be carried by the base, where each alignment element of the set of alignment elements may define an opening, where each opening may be configured to center a corresponding fiber optic connector of the set of fiber optic connectors with a longitudinal axis of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 9444184
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20160107187
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for receiving, at a fluid dispensing apparatus, a control signal, wherein the control signal may be received from a base station, wherein the control signal, when received, may cause the fluid dispensing apparatus to perform operations. The operations may include generating a positive pressure within a fluid cartridge of the fluid dispensing apparatus by adjusting, via a motor of the fluid dispensing apparatus, a drive rod and piston of the fluid dispensing apparatus in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle of the fluid dispensing apparatus. The operations may include generating a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20160077290
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly jig may comprise a base configured to carry a set of fiber optic connectors. A set of alignment elements may be carried by the base, where each alignment element of the set of alignment elements may define an opening, where each opening may be configured to center a corresponding fiber optic connector of the set of fiber optic connectors with a longitudinal axis of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 8950442
    Abstract: A system (10) and method for accurately delivering controlled amounts of viscous fluid to one or more fluid delivery devices (31). There is a fluid reservoir (12), a variable-volume fill chamber (18), and structure (171, 173) that fluidly interconnects the reservoir (12) to the fill chamber (18). Valving (22) is used to channel fluid flow from the reservoir (12) to the fill chamber (18). There is a device (20) that dispenses fluid from the fill chamber (18). Valving (24) is used to channel fluid flow from the fill chamber (18) to a fluid delivery device (31). A controller (28) automatically controls operation of the device (20) that dispenses fluid from the fill chamber (18), and may also control operation of the valving (22, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20150004820
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 8777063
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20140190408
    Abstract: A catheter tip coating assembly includes a housing defining a fluid reservoir and having a fluid outlet configured to dispense fluid to an end of a piece of tubing. The catheter tip coating assembly includes a valve assembly carried by the housing and at least partly disposed in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir. The valve assembly is configured to receive the piece of tubing and configured to move between a first position to limit fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet and a second position to provide fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet to dispense fluid to the end of the piece of tubing. The assembly provides for careful control over the amount of liquid that is applied and the depth of the wetting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 8511517
    Abstract: A protective sleeve placed within the cylinder of a syringe, the sleeve protects a piston and a computer controlled device or human operator pushing the piston from material leaking past a piston assembly. The sleeve has lips or ridges at either end, one that is attached to the piston assembly at the output end of the syringe and a second lip that is attached with a retention plate at the far end of the syringe. The sleeve may have a bellows or accordion configuration that slides along the inner surface of the syringe cylinder without appreciably loading the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 8352089
    Abstract: A network of fluid dispensers is configured such that a Host controller may exchange information with local dispensers, and where local dispensers may exchange information with each other. The information may be dispensing processes, information regarding quality and reliability, problems and/or helpful information, and applications. The information may be exchanged in real time during fluid dispensing where any issues may be shared and resolved quickly even in remote locales. The applications may be developed at a local dispenser or at the Host and then shared throughout the network. The operating systems may include application software development tools, and the applications may include: monitoring deliver schedules and materials inventories; automatic issuing of purchase orders; training broadcasts; implementing industry standards for validation and approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20120247612
    Abstract: A system (10) and method for accurately delivering controlled amounts of viscous fluid to one or more fluid delivery devices (31). There is a fluid reservoir (12), a variable-volume fill chamber (18), and structure (171, 173) that fluidly interconnects the reservoir (12) to the fill chamber (18). Valving (22) is used to channel fluid flow from the reservoir (12) to the fill chamber (18). There is a device (20) that dispenses fluid from the fill chamber (18). Valving (24) is used to channel fluid flow from the fill chamber (18) to a fluid delivery device (31). A controller (28) automatically controls operation of the device (20) that dispenses fluid from the fill chamber (18), and may also control operation of the valving (22, 24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe