Patents by Inventor Jorge Alted

Jorge Alted 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: 10521515
    Abstract: A process and system scan an object to generate a first 3D digital model of the object. Further, the process and system send data corresponding to the first 3D digital model to a server that is in communication with a database of high quality 3D digital models of a plurality of objects. In addition, the process and system receive a second 3D digital model of the object from the server based upon a matching of the first 3D digital model and the second 3D digital model, the second 3D digital model having a higher resolution of the object than the first 3D digital model. The process and system also print a 3D replica of the object based upon the second 3D digital model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Voris, David Crawford, Benjamin Christen, Jorge Alted
  • Patent number: 10035067
    Abstract: There is provided an interactive board for use with a plurality of game pieces and a user device having a touch screen. The interactive board has a space for placing one of the plurality of game pieces thereon. The space includes a rotation code sense pad array connected to a first plurality of conductive traces connectable to the touch screen of the user device for identifying one of a plurality of rotation positions of the one of the plurality of game pieces placed in the space, by the user device, a ground for grounding the one of the plurality of game pieces placed in the space, and an identification code sense pad array connected to a second plurality of conductive traces connectable to the touch screen of the user device for identifying the one of the plurality of game pieces placed in the space, by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Christen, Quinn Smithwick, Harout Jarchafjian, Jeffrey Voris, Jorge Alted
  • Patent number: 9914262
    Abstract: A print method for printing three dimensional (3D) objects that are difficult to copy by use of a 3D scanner and 3D printer. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle with a heated portion and a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the extrusion nozzle. The printer includes a print material supply spool loaded with an anti-scanning filament. The method includes operating the print head to draw the anti-scanning filament into the heated portion for heating and to extrude the heated filament from the extrusion nozzle to form a 3D object. The printed 3D object includes one or more scan protected exterior surfaces on at least one element of the 3D object. The scan protected exterior surfaces are either light absorbing or reflect light in unconventional directions. The anti-scanning filament is a plastic mixed with an anti-scanning additive such as a retroreflective material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Voris, David W. Crawford, Jorge Alted, Benjamin Foster Christen
  • Publication number: 20170151715
    Abstract: A print method for printing three dimensional (3D) objects that are difficult to copy by use of a 3D scanner and 3D printer. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle with a heated portion and a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the extrusion nozzle. The printer includes a print material supply spool loaded with an anti-scanning filament. The method includes operating the print head to draw the anti-scanning filament into the heated portion for heating and to extrude the heated filament from the extrusion nozzle to form a 3D object. The printed 3D object includes one or more scan protected exterior surfaces on at least one element of the 3D object. The scan protected exterior surfaces are either light absorbing or reflect light in unconventional directions. The anti-scanning filament is a plastic mixed with an anti-scanning additive such as a retroreflective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY VORIS, DAVID W. CRAWFORD, JORGE ALTED, BENJAMIN FOSTER CHRISTEN
  • Patent number: 9656428
    Abstract: A method for operating a three dimensional (3D) printer to limit unauthorized copying and provide authentication of 3D objects printed from authorized models fabricated on 3D printers. The method includes providing a digital file defining a 3D model of an object to the 3D printer. The 3D model includes a model of an identification (ID) element. The method includes processing the digital file to define print layers of the 3D model, and a number of the print layers include layers of the model of the ID element. The method involves operating the 3D printer to print the layers to form a 3D object with an integrally formed ID element. The ID element is embedded within object elements of the 3D object. The integrally formed ID element may be a radio frequency ID (RFID) tag providing identification data when read by an RFID reader scanning the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Voris, Benjamin Foster Christen, Jorge Alted, David W. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20160101359
    Abstract: There is provided an interactive board for use with a user device having a touch screen. The interactive board includes a plurality of board pads, each of the plurality of board pads including a ground region interdigitated with a sense region, a user device region configured to receive the touch screen of the user device, the user device region including device region pads configured to transmit signals to the touch screen of the user device, a plurality of traces coupling the plurality of board pads to the device region pads, and a ground flap coupled to the ground region of each of the plurality of board pads, the ground flap configured to at least partially cover a back area of the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Christen, Quinn Smithwick, Harout Jarchafjian, Jeffrey Voris, Jorge Alted
  • Publication number: 20160067740
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) for printing a 3D object without the need for printing support structure for overhanging or cantilevered portions of the 3D object. The 3D printer includes a print head with a nozzle for extruding print material and a build plate with an upper surface receiving the print material extruded from the nozzle, whereby the 3D object is formed on the upper surface of the build plate. The 3D printer includes a tilt adjustment mechanism tilting the build plate about at least one axis to orient the upper surface and the 3D object relative to the nozzle during the extruding of the print material. The tilting can be performed such that a previously extruded portion of the print material is vertically aligned with the nozzle to receive the print material extruded to form an overhanging element of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY VORIS, BENJAMIN FOSTER CHRISTEN, JORGE ALTED, DAVID W. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20160067922
    Abstract: An apparatus for building a three dimensional (3D) object using volumetric addition. The apparatus includes a print chamber containing a volume of a curable resin. The apparatus includes a first and second curing energy sources outputting first and second beams of energy. The apparatus includes a controller operating targeting mechanisms to align the beams of energy to sequentially intersect at a plurality of curing positions associated with build volumes of a digital model of the 3D object. The energy sources may be lasers generating a desired amount of heat when their beams are crossed. The curable resin may be a heat-curable fluid curing when heated into a curing temperature range, and the amount of heat provided by intersected pairs of the first and second beams heats volumes of the heat-curable fluid, proximate to each of the curing positions only, to a temperature in the curing temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY VORIS, BENJAMIN FOSTER CHRISTEN, JORGE ALTED, DAVID W. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20160067927
    Abstract: A method for operating a three dimensional (3D) printer to limit unauthorized copying and provide authentication of 3D objects printed from authorized models fabricated on 3D printers. The method includes providing a digital file defining a 3D model of an object to the 3D printer. The 3D model includes a model of an identification (ID) element. The method includes processing the digital file to define print layers of the 3D model, and a number of the print layers include layers of the model of the ID element. The method involves operating the 3D printer to print the layers to form a 3D object with an integrally formed ID element. The ID element is embedded within object elements of the 3D object. The integrally formed ID element may be a radio frequency ID (RFID) tag providing identification data when read by an RFD reader scanning the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey VORIS, Benjamin Foster CHRISTEN, Jorge ALTED, David W. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20160048609
    Abstract: A process and system scan an object to generate a first 3D digital model of the object. Further, the process and system send data corresponding to the first 3D digital model to a server that is in communication with a database of high quality 3D digital models of a plurality of objects. In addition, the process and system receive a second 3D digital model of the object from the server based upon a matching of the first 3D digital model and the second 3D digital model, the second 3D digital model having a higher resolution of the object than the first 3D digital model. The process and system also print a 3D replica of the object based upon the second 3D digital model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Voris, David Crawford, Benjamin Christen, Jorge Alted
  • Publication number: 20160016360
    Abstract: A printer adapted for printing three dimensional (3D) objects that are difficult to copy by use of a 3D scanner and 3D printer. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle with a heated portion and a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the extrusion nozzle. The printer includes a print material supply spool loaded with an anti-scanning filament. The print head is adapted for drawing the anti-scanning filament into the heated portion for heating prior to extrusion from the extrusion nozzle to form a 3D object. Further, the 3D object includes one or more scan protected exterior surfaces on at least one element of the 3D object. The scan protected exterior surfaces are either light absorbing surfaces or reflect light in one or more unconventional directions. The anti-scanning filament may be a plastic mixed with an anti-scanning additive such as a retroreflective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY VORIS, DAVID W. CRAWFORD, JORGE ALTED, BENJAMIN FOSTER CHRISTEN
  • Publication number: 20150375451
    Abstract: A printer adapted for printing three dimensional (3D) objects with material having two or more colors. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle having an outlet, a mixing chamber upstream of the outlet, and a heated portion. The printer also includes a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the outlet of the extrusion nozzle and a print material supply that is loaded with a filament of a plastic having a first color. The print head is adapted for drawing the filament into the heated portion to liquefy the plastic upstream of or in the mixing chamber. The printer includes a dye supply assembly fluidically coupled with the mixing chamber supplying dyes, such as inks, of two or more colors to the mixing chamber, whereby the liquefied plastic has its color changed from the first color to a second color prior to being extruded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY VORIS, BENJAMIN FOSTER CHRISTEN, JORGE ALTED, DAVID W. CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 9207827
    Abstract: There is provided an interactive board for use with a user device having a touch screen. The interactive board includes a plurality of board pads, each of the plurality of board pads including a ground region interdigitated with a sense region, a user device region configured to receive the touch screen of the user device, the user device region including device region pads configured to transmit signals to the touch screen of the user device, a plurality of traces coupling the plurality of board pads to the device region pads, and a ground flap coupled to the ground region of each of the plurality of board pads, the ground flap configured to at least partially cover a back area of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Christen, Quinn Smithwick, Harout Jarchafjian, Jeffrey Voris, Jorge Alted