Patents by Inventor Ian Burgess

Ian Burgess 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: 11521840
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are for controlling stress variation in a material layer formed via pulsed DC physical vapour deposition. The method includes the steps of providing a chamber having a target from which the material layer is formed and a substrate upon which the material layer is formable, and subsequently introducing a gas within the chamber. The method further includes generating a plasma within the chamber and applying a first magnetic field proximate the target to substantially localise the plasma adjacent the target. An RF bias is applied to the substrate to attract gas ions from the plasma toward the substrate and a second magnetic field is applied proximate the substrate to steer gas ions from the plasma to selective regions upon the material layer formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SPTS Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Wilby, Steve Burgess, Ian Moncrieff, Clive Widdicks, Scott Haymore, Rhonda Hyndman
  • Publication number: 20220383583
    Abstract: Enhanced techniques applicable to a ray tracing hardware accelerator for traversing a hierarchical acceleration structure and its underlying primitives are disclosed. For example, traversal speed is improved by grouping processing of primitives sharing at least one figure (e.g., a vertex or an edge) during ray-primitive intersection testing. Grouping the primitives for ray intersection testing can reduce processing (e.g., projections and transformations of primitive vertices and/or determining edge function values) because at least a portion of the processing results related to the shared feature in one primitive can be used to determine whether the ray intersects another primitive(s). Processing triangles sharing an edge can double the culling rate of the triangles in the ray/triangle intersection test without replicating the hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory MUTHLER, John BURGESS, Ian Chi Yan KWONG
  • Patent number: 11450057
    Abstract: Enhanced techniques applicable to a ray tracing hardware accelerator for traversing a hierarchical acceleration structure and its underlying primitives are disclosed. For example, traversal speed is improved by grouping processing of primitives sharing at least one feature (e.g., a vertex or an edge) during ray-primitive intersection testing. Grouping the primitives for ray intersection testing can reduce processing (e.g., projections and transformations of primitive vertices and/or determining edge function values) because at least a portion of the processing results related to the shared feature in one primitive can be used in determine whether the ray intersects another primitive(s). Processing triangles sharing an edge can double the culling rate of the triangles in the ray/triangle intersection test without replicating the hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Muthler, John Burgess, Ian Chi Yan Kwong
  • Publication number: 20220232955
    Abstract: Golf bag and shoulder strap comprising: elongated tubular body for holding golf clubs; shoulder strap assembly comprising a pre-curved strap pad having a first end, a second end, and being configured to slidably receive a strap; the strap having a first strap end and a second strap end, each attached to the elongated tubular body; the pre-curved strap pad being positioned in a predetermined location on a wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer. Strap may be slidably received within a buckle and either (i) an interior channel that extends within the pre-curved strap pad between the first end and the second end; or (ii) slots and/or tabs that are positioned along a top exterior portion of the pre-curved strap pad that does not contact the wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Publication number: 20220230380
    Abstract: A hardware-based traversal coprocessor provides acceleration of tree traversal operations searching for intersections between primitives represented in a tree data structure and a ray. The primitives may include triangles used in generating a virtual scene. The hardware-based traversal coprocessor is configured to properly handle numerically challenging computations at or near edges and/or vertices of primitives and/or ensure that a single intersection is reported when a ray intersects a surface formed by primitives at or near edges and/or vertices of the primitives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Samuli Laine, Tero Karras, Timo Aila, Robert Ohannessian, William Parsons Newhall, JR., Greg Muthler, Ian Kwong, Peter Nelson, John Burgess
  • Publication number: 20220105400
    Abstract: A golf bag having an improved base is provided. The golf bag is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use. The base is made of a composite sheet material, preferably a self-reinforced polymer composite sheet material that has been thermoformed. Materials made of thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyoxymethylene, and polyester can be processed under precise temperature and pressure conditions to form the self-reinforced polymer composite sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan
  • Publication number: 20220002554
    Abstract: A pigment comprising a plurality of photonic crystal particles dispersed in a medium, each photonic crystal particles containing a plurality of spectrally selective absorbing components dispersed within each photonic crystal particle that selectively absorb electromagnetic radiation without substantially absorbing electromagnetic radiation near a resonant wavelength of each photonic crystal particle, wherein each photonic crystal particle has a predetermined minimum number of repeat units of a photonic crystal structure, wherein the predetermined minimum number of repeat units is related to the resonant wavelength, the full-width at half maximum of the resonant wavelength, and the refractive index contrast in the photonic crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Joanna AIZENBERG, Nicolas VOGEL, Ian BURGESS, Mathias KOLLE, Tanya SHIRMAN, Stefanie UTECH, Katherine Reece PHILLIPS, David A. WEITZ, Natalie KOAY
  • Patent number: 11155715
    Abstract: A structurally colored pigment is described that contains a plurality of photonic crystal particles dispersed in a medium, where each photonic crystal particles contains a plurality of spectrally selective absorbing components dispersed within the photonic crystal particle. In certain embodiments, each photonic crystal particle has a predetermined minimum number of repeat units of the photonic crystal structure. The structurally colored material provides improved reflectance, long-term stability, and control of the desired optical effects. The fabrication techniques described herein also provide high throughput and high yield allowing use in wide ranging applications from cosmetics, paints, signs, sensors, to packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Nicolas Vogel, Ian Burgess, Mathias Kolle, Tanya Shirman, Stefanie Utech, Katherine Phillips, David A. Weitz, Natalie Koay
  • Publication number: 20210208074
    Abstract: A testing apparatus includes a chamber. The chamber includes a holder configured to position a container. The chamber includes a first input device and a second input device, each partially outside the chamber and configured to: generate a first image of the container and generate a second image of the container. The chamber includes a first light source configured to illuminate the container for the first image. The chamber includes a second light source configured to illuminate the container for the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Ofer Vitner, Ian Burgess, Nouman Ahmad, John Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210146207
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a lightweight and durable top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have different structures. For example, the top frame can have sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other configurations. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form structures in the top frame having various shapes and geometric patterns, for example lattice having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers. The walls of the top cuff can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The top cuff includes club dividers for storing and organizing the clubs in different compartments. The club dividers can be made of a cord material. The golf bag of this invention is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Brian R. Poirier, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan M. Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Publication number: 20210146208
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers for storing and organizing the clubs in different compartments. The club dividers are preferably made of a cord material. The walls of the top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form various structures in the top frame. The golf bag of this invention is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan M. Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Patent number: D923939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D937575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D938720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D938721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: D952346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D960568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: D971599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D972845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D974763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess