Patents by Inventor Eric B. Paley

Eric B. Paley 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: 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: 8738340
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8374714
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8262388
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • Patent number: 7912257
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide real time display of three-dimensional dental data acquired intraorally from a dental patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Janos Rohaly, Joseph Boerjes, Douglas P. Hart, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Steven V. Weeks
  • 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: 20100152872
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • Publication number: 20100152873
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • Publication number: 20100152871
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • Patent number: 7698014
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the dental model, and/or a reference grid on mounting surfaces to enforce local accuracy of fabricated parts against a fixed reference array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick Colm Dunne, Eric B. Paley, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Michael Patrick Girard
  • 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