Patents by Inventor David Chapman

David Chapman 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: 10773261
    Abstract: A deflector ring includes a generally annular body, and a plurality of static straightening vanes arranged interior to the body, the vanes dividing the body into a plurality of substantially equal sections. The vanes are configured to straighten a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the annular body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of straightened flows that are communicated to a turret positionable above the deflector ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph David Bianca, Paul John Chapman
  • Patent number: 10760306
    Abstract: A lock for securing a toolbox to a support structure, the lock comprising: a first lock portion configured to receive a first part of the toolbox or a first attachment of the toolbox; and a second lock portion configured to engage a second part of the toolbox or a second attachment of the toolbox, the second lock portion being lockable to inhibit or substantially prevent disengagement of the second part or second attachment, wherein: the second lock portion is remote from the first lock portion, the first and second lock portions are securable with respect to a support structure, and the first lock portion is configured to guide movement of the second part of the toolbox or the second attachment of the toolbox into engagement with the second lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Tool Company Limited
    Inventor: David Chapman
  • Publication number: 20200258621
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing aligners include an appointment management system that receives a request to schedule an appointment at an intraoral scanning site and schedules the appointment at the intraoral scanning site based on the request. A message is generated and caused to be transmitted to a device of the user and the message includes a confirmation confirming the scheduled appointment. An intraoral scan is conducted at the intraoral scanning site using an intraoral scanner. Aligners are sent to the user and are specific to the user for repositioning one or more teeth of the user in accordance with a treatment plan. The aligners are sent to the user without first providing the aligners to a dentist or an orthodontist such that the user receives orthodontic treatment without ever having physically seen a dentist or an orthodontist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Publication number: 20200208360
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an orthotropic deck panel includes cambering a deck plate of the orthotropic deck panel to a first degree of camber in a longitudinal direction, cambering the deck plate to a second degree of camber in a transverse direction, and attaching a rib member of the orthotropic deck panel to the deck plate by welding the rib member to the deck plate. The first degree of camber corresponds to a shape of a surface of which the orthotropic deck panel is a part, and the second degree of camber is configured such that the deck plate is flatter in the transverse direction after the rib member is welded to the deck plate than when the deck plate is being cambered in the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Vigor Industrial LLC
    Inventors: Terrance J. Aarnio, Keith Chapman, Bill Crittendon, Thomas J. Hickman, Daniel Miller, Christopher Palmer, Perry Royland, Vern Taute, David Ward, Oded Maman
  • Patent number: 10692598
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intraoral scanning include determining, by an appointment management system, a condition that a completed in-home dental impression kit has not been received from a user, generating and communicating a message to the user based on the condition where the message prompts the user to schedule an appointment at an intraoral scanning site, receiving a request to schedule an appointment at the intraoral scanning site where the intraoral scanning site has an intraoral scanner configured to conduct an intraoral scan of a mouth of the user, scheduling the appointment based on the request, and conducting the intraoral scan using the intraoral scanner at the intraoral scanning site where the intraoral scan generates three-dimensional data of the mouth of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Publication number: 20200131876
    Abstract: A tool for penetrating a tubular as described. The tool comprises at least one length of linear shaped charge, a carrier adapted to support the/each length of linear shaped charge, and at least one detonation mechanism for detonating the/each length of linear shaped charge. Upon detonation of the/each length of linear shaped charge, a length of material is projected outwardly from the/each length of linear shaped charge towards an internal surface of die tubular, which is thereby penetrated. The at least one length of linear shaped charge is arranged such that, upon detonation, the trajectory of at least one portion of the projected material intersects the trajectory of at least one other portion of projected material at or adjacent the internal surface of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jamie Oag, Rae Younger, Andrew Pettitt, Barry Chapman, Simon McKay, David James Wilkie, Sidney Dantuma Johnston, John Fox
  • Patent number: 10636522
    Abstract: Systems and methods for arranging an intraoral scanning at a selected location. A user can request an appointment at a selected intraoral scanning site from a plurality of intraoral scanning sites. In requesting the appointment at the intraoral scanning site, the user can provide various information for reserving the appointment. The user can make the request online (e.g., via an internet scheduling website associated with the intraoral scanning site). The request can also include a selected time for the appointment. The schedule for the selected intraoral scanning site can be analyzed to determine that the selected time for the appointment is available. When the appointment is scheduled for the user, one or more automatically generated messages can be communicated to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Publication number: 20200115981
    Abstract: A tool for fracturing at least one tubular is described. The tool comprises a plurality of parallel columns of explosives and a detonation system configured to detonate the columns of explosives. The columns are arranged such that upon detonation, at least a portion of the Shockwave propagating in a direction outwardly from the tool from one column combines with at least a portion of the Shockwave propagating in a direction outwardly from the tool from another column to create a combined Shockwave of greater intensity than either of the Shockwaves which formed the combined Shockwave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Barry CHAPMAN, David James WILKIE
  • Patent number: 10590615
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an orthotropic deck panel includes securing a rib member in a first fixture, beveling an edge surface of the rib member while the rib member is secured in the first fixture, and releasing the rib member from the first fixture, attaching the rib member to a deck plate, and attaching a floor beam to the rib member and the deck plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vigor Industrial LLC
    Inventors: Terrance J. Aarnio, Keith Chapman, Bill Crittendon, Thomas J. Hickman, Daniel Miller, Christopher Palmer, Perry Royland, Vern Taute, David Ward, Oded Maman
  • Publication number: 20200066400
    Abstract: Systems and methods include determining, by an appointment management system, a condition that an appointment to conduct an intraoral scan at an intraoral scanning site has been missed by a user, automatically generating a message to the user indicating that an at-home dental impression kit can be sent to the user based on determining that the appointment has been missed, and transmitting the automatically generated message to a communications device associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Publication number: 20200061628
    Abstract: A turret includes a generally frusto-conical shaped body and a plurality of static straightening vanes arranged interior to the body, the vanes dividing the body into a plurality of substantially equal sections. The vanes are configured to straighten a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of straightened flows that are communicated to a plurality of coal outlet pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: JOSEPH DAVID BIANCA, PAUL JOHN CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20200059025
    Abstract: A connector comprising a body within which is located a tubular member for receiving and electrically contacting a pin of a male-type, wherein the tubular member comprises a first gripping section comprising a first crimped region and at least one aperture disposed proximal the crimped region. The gripping section is elastically deformable and the connector is able to be used repeatedly to receive male-pins of different diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: David MARTIN, Paul CHAPMAN
  • Patent number: 10550656
    Abstract: A tool for penetrating a tubular as described. The tool comprises at least one length of linear shaped charge, a carrier adapted to support the/each length of linear shaped charge, and at least one detonation mechanism for detonating the/each length of linear shaped charge. Upon detonation of the/each length of linear shaped charge, a length of material is projected outwardly from the/each length of linear shaped charge towards an internal surface of the tubular, which is thereby penetrated. The at least one length of linear shaped charge is arranged such that, upon detonation, the trajectory of at least one portion of the projected material intersects the trajectory of at least one other portion of projected material at or adjacent the internal surface of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SPEX CORPORATE HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jamie Oag, Rae Younger, Andrew Pettitt, Barry Chapman, Simon McKay, David James Wilkie, Sidney Dantuma Johnston, John Fox
  • Publication number: 20200011502
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing, and a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon Field, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, David Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Eugene Schmirin, Drew Raymond Evans, Colin James Hall, Kamil Zuber
  • Publication number: 20190379172
    Abstract: A power distribution system includes a track having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends. The track defines a channel extending along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of power cables is positioned within the channel. A electrical hub is movably coupled to the second end of the track. The electrical hub is electrically connected to the plurality of power cables and includes a power receptacle. The electrical hub is movable relative to the second end of the track to change a position of the power receptacle relative to the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brian David Alexander, Peter James Keyzer, Jeffrey Dennis Roetman, Raymond Hugh Riner, Gordon Frank Chapman
  • Patent number: 10493463
    Abstract: A turret includes a generally frusto-conical shaped body and a plurality of static straightening vanes arranged interior to the body, the vanes dividing the body into a plurality of substantially equal sections. The vanes are configured to straighten a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of straightened flows that are communicated to a plurality of coal outlet pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Joseph David Bianca, Paul John Chapman
  • Patent number: 10486532
    Abstract: A system comprising a vehicle control device that includes a body fittable to a vehicle receptacle. An engagement pin is mounted to a side of the body, releasably lockable to a receptacle hole. A first electrical connector, mounted to a first end of the body, is mateable to an electrical connector, mounted to the receptacle, when the engagement pin is engaged. A steering wheel is releasably and rotatably engagable by a second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Chapman, David Toppenberg
  • Patent number: 10470835
    Abstract: A single use disposable sterile kit, including a sterile sealed container including a first module configured to fit within the sterile sealed container including a single bone plate including a plurality of fastener apertures, and a fastener housing including a plurality of protrusions on the top of the fastener housing, a plurality of stairs extending downward from the top of the fastener housing and a plurality of concave depressions located on the top surface of the plurality of stairs for housing a plurality of fasteners, each of the plurality of fasteners including a head and a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Healey, Philip Watt, Miriam Chapman, Dirk Kerstan, Steven Greco, David Moszak, Todd Beaupre
  • Patent number: 10468133
    Abstract: Systems and methods include determining, by an appointment management system, a condition that an appointment to conduct an intraoral scan at an intraoral scanning site has been missed by a user, automatically generating a message to the user based on the condition that indicates that an at-home impression kit will be sent to the user, sending the automatically generated message to the user, sending the at-home impression kit to the user, receiving the at-home impression kit from the user, and producing, at a fabrication site, a plurality of aligners based on the received at-home impression kit where the plurality of aligners are specific to the user and are configured to reposition one or more teeth of the user in accordance with a treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Publication number: 20190314033
    Abstract: Occlusive implants are provided with various embodiments of active and/or passive release structures. Systems for delivering the occlusive implants as well as methods for making and delivering the implants are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Greg Mirigian, Brad Homann, Richard Briganti, Troy Chapman, Dean Carpenter, Steven Choi, Jessi Watson, Charles Barkenbus, Daniel Ashurst, David Willenbrink