Patents by Inventor Edward K. Tekeian

Edward K. Tekeian 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: 20170158485
    Abstract: A dispenser system for a fluid container includes a two-stage valve having a chamber disposed in-between an active valve and a passive valve. The chamber and related components may be configured to encourage recapture and sealing of pooled fluid in the chamber under a variety of usage scenarios. The chamber may include a reservoir to recapture fluid that has pooled within the spout when the container is angled for a pour. At the same time, a number of channels may divert outbound fluid flow around the chamber during pouring to ensure that this recapture reservoir is not over-filled with fluid during high-flow-rate pouring scenarios. These two techniques may be used alone, or in combination to simultaneously address recapture of statically and dynamically disposed fluid within the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey Blake Lansberry, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Anton Hunt, David Dolloff Chesley, Vijay Girdhar Manwani, Edward K. Tekeian, Alexander Racine Martinez
  • Publication number: 20160302895
    Abstract: Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration. Interactive modeling tools may be similarly enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, ILYA A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Publication number: 20160051348
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Patent number: 9262864
    Abstract: Video data acquired during a three-dimensional scan of dentition provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model of the dentition, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during interactive model processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Patent number: 9208531
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20150002509
    Abstract: Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration. Interactive modeling tools may be similarly enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, ILYA A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Patent number: 8866883
    Abstract: Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Patent number: 8454365
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20120231421
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K.J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20110050848
    Abstract: Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration. Interactive modeling tools may be similarly enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Publication number: 20100281370
    Abstract: Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration. Interactive modeling tools may be similarly enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Robert N. Nazzal, Edward K. Tekeian, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Eric B. Paley
  • Patent number: 7813591
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide visual feedback concerning one or more scanning parameters to a user during acquisition of a three dimensional scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boeries, Steven V. Weeks, Edward K. Tekeian, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20090298017
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: 3M INNIVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K.J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20070172112
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide visual feedback concerning one or more scanning parameters to a user during acquisition of a three dimensional scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boeries, Steven V. Weeks, Edward K. Tekeian, Janos Rohaly