Patents by Inventor William D. Hall, Jr.

William D. Hall, Jr. 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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.
  • Publication number: 20180050542
    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: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, James D. Anderson, JR., William D. Hall, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170368831
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Steven R. Komplin, William D. Hall, JR., Thomas D. Schladt, Jason T. Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 9688074
    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 an opening in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir. An ejection chip is mounted to the chip mounting surface of the housing and is in fluid communication with the 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 plurality of stir bars are moveably confined within the fluid reservoir. Each of the plurality of stir bars has a respective plurality of paddles, each having a free end tip. The free end tip of the respective plurality of paddles of at least one stir bar intermittently faces toward the opening as the plurality of stir bars rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: William D. Hall, Jr., Steven R. Komplin