Patents by Inventor David Andrew Mills

David Andrew Mills 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: 20210000445
    Abstract: A robotic body scanning system includes a robotic manipulator, a force sensor, a probe, a surface sensing system, and a computing device. The probe is attached to the robotic manipulator and configured to scan the portion of the human body. The surface sensing system is configured to detect a surface of the portion of the human body and generate data representing the portion of the human body. The computing device is configured to receive data representing the portion of the human body from said surface sensing system and generate two or three-dimensional representations of the portion of the human body. The computing device includes a trajectory generation module configured to generate an adapted trajectory for the probe to follow based on the two or three-dimensional representations. The robotic manipulator is configured to move the probe along the adapted trajectory along the portion of the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Bo Wang, Heather Chan, David Martin Mills, Aaron Mark Dentinger, David Andrew Shoudy, Steven Robert Gray, John Robert Hoare
  • Publication number: 20200367525
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for processing fruit seeds, such as cocoa beans or cupuacu beans without the need of microbial fermentation. Fruit seeds are treated by adding unfermented seeds to a solution of a defined concentration of ethanol in a volume sufficient to cover the seeds, and maintaining the solution at a set temperature for a certain period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Raymond John SCHNELL, II, Edward Stephen SEGUINE, Cristiano Villela DIAS, Carolina Schaper BIZZOTTO, Jean-Philippe MARELLI, David Andrew MILLS, Juan Carlos MOTAMAYOR-ARIAS
  • Publication number: 20160000109
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for processing fruit seeds, such as cocoa beans or cupuacu beans without the need of microbial fermentation. Fruit seeds are treated by adding unfermented seeds to a solution of a defined concentration of ethanol in a volume sufficient to cover the seeds, and maintaining the solution at a set temperature for a certain period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Raymond John Schnell, II, Edward Stephen Seguine, Cristiano Villela Dias, Carolina Schaper Bizzotto, Jean-Philippe Marelli, David Andrew Mills, Juan Carlos Motamayor-Arias
  • Publication number: 20150374007
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for processing seeds of fruit, such as cocoa beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Raymond John Schnell, II, Edward Stephen Seguine, Cristiano Villela Dias, Carolina Schaper Bizzotto, Jean-Philippe Marelli, David Andrew Mills, Juan Carlos Motamayor-Arias