Patents Assigned to Sciperio, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10241321
    Abstract: A reflector assembly includes a monolithic and adaptive reflector having a single and continuous reflecting surface and a focusing shape. The reflector assembly further includes a plurality of trusses for supporting the monolithic and adaptive reflector and a plurality of actuators, each of the plurality of actuators operatively connected to one of the plurality of trusses. Actuation of each of the plurality of actuators exerts a force which flexes at least a portion of the continuous reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Paul Deffenbaugh, Josh Goldfarb, Charles Michael Newton, Michael W. Owens, Will Stone, Casey Perkowski
  • Patent number: 10162339
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a rigid frame or girder system, a first computer controlled motion system associated with the rigid frame or girder system and configured to move in coordinated positions, a second computer controlled motion system associated with a part to be worked on and configured to move in coordinated positions, and a plurality of sensors associated with the first motion system and the second motion system. The first computer controlled motion system and the second computer controlled motion system use information from the plurality of sensors to assist in coordination between the first computer controlled motion system and the second computer controlled motion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Paul Deffenbaugh, Josh Goldfarb, Charles Michael Newton, Michael W. Owens
  • Publication number: 20180079136
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing of an object may include directing laser energy from a laser to a region for material deposition, extruding material using an extruder at the region of material deposition, sensing temperature within the region of the material deposition, and electronically controlling the laser energy using the temperature so as to sufficiently heat the region for material deposition prior to extruding the material to increase strength of the object. The method may include hardening or freezing extruded material through cooling in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Sciperio, Inc
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Paul Deffenbaugh, Casey Perkowski, Charles Michael Newton, Samuel LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20170368750
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing of an object includes directing laser energy from a laser to a region for material deposition, extruding material using an extruder at the region of material deposition, sensing temperature within the region of the material deposition, and electronically controlling the laser energy using the temperature so as to sufficiently heat the region for material deposition prior to extruding the material to increase strength of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Sciperio, Inc
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Paul Deffenbaugh, Casey Perkowski, Charles Michael Newton
  • Publication number: 20170360714
    Abstract: A method for delivery of personalized medication or nutrition for an individual is provided. The method includes receiving parameters for the personalized medication at a 3D printer, wherein the parameters comprise one or more ingredients, mixing at least one of the ingredients at the 3D printer, and micro-dispensing the one or more of the ingredients into dose form at the 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Sciperio, Inc
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Church
  • Patent number: 9395718
    Abstract: A method incorporating an antenna and RF circuitry into the object acting as a substrate includes modeling the object as a three-dimensional object, and designing the antenna and RF circuitry for direct placement on the surface of the object. The step of designing is at least partially based on the size, three-dimensional shape, and material properties of the surface of the object acting as the substrate. The step of designing is preferably performed through use of an evolutionary optimizer implemented using parallel computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Robert M. Taylor, Michael J. Wilhelm, Hao Dong, Yanzhong Li
  • Publication number: 20120200756
    Abstract: A flat screen display (FSD) window system includes a flat screen display, a window frame operatively connected to the flat screen display, the window frame and flat screen display configured to simulate an appearance of a window. The flat screen display window system further includes a video source operatively connected to the flat screen display to provide a video signal to the flat screen display. Methods are provided for making a window in an interior wall or a basement using FSD technology. The FSD Window System can be multi purpose to include a window, a picture, a monitor or a television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: SCIPERIO, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Church
  • Patent number: 7857756
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and methods for depositing materials on a substrate, and for performing other selected functions, such as material destruction and removal, temperature control, imaging, detection, therapy and positional and locational control. In various embodiments, the apparatus and methods are suitable for use in a tabletop setting, in vitro or in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Warren, Robert L. Parkhill, Robert L. Stewart, Anatoly M. Kachurin, Robert M. Taylor, Kenneth H. Church
  • Patent number: 7595874
    Abstract: Detection of a rarely occurring event within one or more biological samples includes (a) processing each biological sample to provide a gellable liquid solution comprising concentrated biological sample and a flourochrome designed to associate with a rarely occurring event within the concentrated biological sample; (b) depositing the solution in a layer on a surface of a slide; and (c) scanning the solution on the slide with energy adapted to cause fluorescence of the flourochrome to detect potential instances of the rarely occurring event within the concentrated biological sample in the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir M. Pelekhaty, Anatoliy Kachurin, William Warren, Kenneth Church, Heather Fahlenkamp, Russell Higbee
  • Patent number: 7365701
    Abstract: An optimal configuration for at least one antenna and/or at least one frequency selective surface is generated. A configuration of elements is generated by selecting a simple configuration of at least one element and applying a genetic algorithm to the simple configuration to generate a configuration optimized for various characteristics. A stochastic process may be used to randomly select an arrangement of elements as the simple antenna configuration and to select elements that connect the randomly selected elements to produce a stochastic configuration to which the genetic algorithm is then applied. Alternatively, an iterated or semi-iterated process may be applied to the simple antenna configuration to produce a fractal or a semi-fractal configuration, respectively, to which the genetic algorithm is then applied. Also, the elements may be optimized independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas H. Werner, Pingjuan L. Werner, Kenneth H. Church, Michael John Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7183998
    Abstract: A micro-helix antenna. The antenna comprises a helically-shaped conductive element disposed on a dielectric core. The diameter of the helix formed by the conductive element is very small relative to the wavelength of the antenna, preferably no more than about 1/100th of the wavelength. Having such a small diameter, this micro-helix antenna can be further compressed into two- and three-dimensional shapes, such as spirals, helices and meandering or stochastic patterns. The micro-helix antenna can be created by pressing a fine wire into a helical shape. Alternately, the helical conductor can be formed by a laser ablation process or laying down the helical shape using a direct-write process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wilhelm, Robert M. Taylor, Ryan T. Salisbury
  • Patent number: 6986739
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and methods for depositing materials on a substrate, and for performing other selected functions, such as material destruction and removal, temperature control, imaging, detection, therapy and positional and locational control. In various embodiments, the apparatus and methods are suitable for use in a tabletop setting, in vitro or in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Warren, Robert L. Parkhill, Robert L. Stewart, Anatoly M. Kachurin, Robert M. Taylor, Brian K. Hargrave, Kenneth H. Church, Michael N. Nguyen, Mark L. Kargel, Mark W. Simpkins
  • Patent number: 6841788
    Abstract: Sample preparation apparatus and method includes a wafer stage platform with an optical microscope and integrated pattern recognition to automatically address specific locations on the wafer sample of interest. A laser attaches to the optical microscope to mill a set pattern around the area of interest. A precision micro-manipulator engages the sample support structure, extracts the structure, and places the structure in a TEM holder or holder tip. The holder or holder tip can then be placed inside a FIB for final thinning, followed by direct transfer into the TEM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignees: Ascend Instruments, Inc., Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Robinson, Kenneth H. Church
  • Patent number: 6831746
    Abstract: Concentration of a solute in a solution is determined. Light from a light source is received at a chamber containing the solute and the solution. The light is transmitted along an optical path length of the chamber, through the solute and the solution, and output from the chamber. The light output from the chamber is detected by a detector. The optical path length of the chamber is selected to optimize sensitivity of the detector. The concentration of the solute in the solution is determined based on the light received by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Cassidy, Kenneth H. Church, William Ardrey, Keith Teague
  • Patent number: 6794320
    Abstract: Paste compositions for forming ceramic composites can include at least one solvent; at least one optional binder; at least one low-temperature frit glass; and a plurality of one or more functional particles; wherein the paste is capable of forming a composite upon low-temperature processing or laser processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignees: Sciperio, Inc., Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Robert L. Parkhill, Edward T. Knobbe
  • Patent number: 6663793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a low temperature 0-3 composite material, comprising the steps of providing a mixture, wherein the mixture comprises a liquid phase and a particulate phase and wherein the liquid phase comprises a reactive metal alkoxide; depositing the mixture on to a plastic substrate; and consolidating the mixture to provide a 0-3 composite material, wherein the 0-3 composite material is suitable for use as an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Parkhill, Steven M. Coleman, Edward T. Knobbe
  • Patent number: 6603548
    Abstract: A compact integrated biosensor has an integrated light source and integrated optical detectors made with gratings, dielectric coating, or prism for specific wavelength selection to define signatures that identify elements, biohazardous materials, environmentally hazardous materials, biological substance or any chemical substance on the sample holders. A micropump draws gas, ambient fluids and samples to the sample holders. Electrical signals are provided from the optical detectors on output lines to the microprocessor. A device connected to the microprocessor compares characteristic responses to actual signal parameters. An output indicates the presence (or absence) of particular biological, chemical or environmentally hazardous material. A battery, fuel cell or solar cell operated power supply provides electrical energy to the integrated light source and optical detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Sciperio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Church, Robert M. Taylor