Patents by Inventor Neil T. Jessop

Neil T. Jessop 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: 20190099068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. In one example, a stereoscopic video imaging and tracking system can include a first video camera to generate a first video feed of a subject; and a second video camera spaced a distance from the first video camera to generate a second video feed of the subject, wherein the first video camera and the second video camera are directed toward a convergent point to provide a stereoscopic image of the subject. The system can also include a tracking system to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to follow a tracking point to maintain stereopsis of the subject. A head mountable video display can be present to display the stereoscopic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil T. Jessop
  • Publication number: 20190015184
    Abstract: A dental curing light includes a device body that efficiently conducts heat away from the light emitting diode portion of the curing light. The device body includes a proximal gripping end and a distal head end. The device body is formed from a thermally conductive body material. Excellent heat conduction away from the LED dies is achieved using a thermally conductive layer disposed over the device body. The thermally conductive layer serves as a conduit to quickly conduct heat away from the LED dies for dissipation within the material of the device body In this manner, the material of the device body serves as a highly efficient heat dissipater. The surface area coupling the thermally conductive layer to the device body is sufficiently large that a majority (e g, substantially all) of heat being conducted by the thermally conductive layer is transferred to the device body during operation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dee Jessop, Jared Sheetz, Neil T. Jessop
  • Patent number: 10154775
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. In one example, a stereoscopic video imaging and tracking system can include a first video camera to generate a first video feed of a subject, and a second video camera spaced a distance from the first video camera to generate a second video feed of the subject, wherein the first video camera and the second video camera are directed toward a convergent point to provide a stereoscopic image of the subject. The system can also include a tracking system to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to follow a tracking point to maintain stereopsis of the subject, and a zooming device associated with the first video camera and the second video camera. The zooming device can provide variable magnification of the stereoscopic video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil T. Jessop
  • Publication number: 20180332255
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. The systems can include a first video camera configured to generate a first video feed of a subject, and a second video camera configured to generate a second video feed of the subject. The first video feed and the second video feed combined generate a near real-time stereoscopic video image. A tracking module can be associated with the first video camera and the second video camera, and can be configured to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to be directed to a desired convergent point relative to a selected tracking point to maintain stereopsis. The system may further include an array of video cameras, a gesture control module, an image adjustment module, a calibration module, or a 3-D modeling module, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Matthew Michael Fisher
  • Publication number: 20180318041
    Abstract: Cheek and lip expansion devices including an upper frame portion configured to extend about an upper dental arch, and a lower frame portion configured to extend about a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame portions may each include first and second side members, each with anterior and posterior regions. An upper connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the upper side members. A lower connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the lower side members. The posterior regions of the upper and lower side members on respective sides of the frame are joined to one another to form a bendable radius that resists bending at a distinct point. The bendable radius on opposed sides permits the frame to be collapsed top to bottom. The frame may be collapsible side-to-side. A posterior crossbar may be provided extending between the posterior regions of the side members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Publication number: 20180193012
    Abstract: Cheek retraction devices including an upper frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of an upper dental arch, a lower frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame elements may each include left and right frame portions wherein the upper and lower left frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on one side of the frame, while upper and lower right frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on another side of the frame. The v-shaped hinges on opposed sides permit the upper and lower frame elements to be at least partially folded toward each other. A posterior frame element may be provided extending between the v-shaped hinges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: 10016258
    Abstract: Cheek and lip expansion devices including an upper frame portion configured to extend about an upper dental arch, and a lower frame portion configured to extend about a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame portions may each include first and second side members, each with anterior and posterior regions. An upper connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the upper side members. A lower connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the lower side members. The posterior regions of the upper and lower side members on respective sides of the frame are joined to one another to form a bendable radius that resists bending at a distinct point. The bendable radius on opposed sides permits the frame to be collapsed top to bottom. The frame may be collapsible side-to-side. A posterior crossbar may be provided extending between the posterior regions of the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: 10021351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. The systems can include a first video camera configured to generate a first video feed of a subject, and a second video camera configured to generate a second video feed of the subject. The first video feed and the second video feed combined generate a near real-time stereoscopic video image. A tracking module can be associated with the first video camera and the second video camera, and can be configured to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to be directed to a desired convergent point relative to a selected tracking point to maintain stereopsis. The system may further include an array of video cameras, a gesture control module, an image adjustment module, a calibration module, or a 3-D modeling module, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Matthew Michael Fisher
  • Patent number: 9901332
    Abstract: Cheek retraction devices including an upper frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of an upper dental arch, a lower frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame elements may each include left and right frame portions wherein the upper and lower left frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on one side of the frame, while upper and lower right frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on another side of the frame. The v-shaped hinges on opposed sides permit the upper and lower frame elements to be at least partially folded toward each other. A posterior frame element may be provided extending between the v-shaped hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Publication number: 20170079512
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. In one example, a stereoscopic video imaging and tracking system can include a first video camera to generate a first video feed of a subject, and a second video camera spaced a distance from the first video camera to generate a second video feed of the subject, wherein the first video camera and the second video camera are directed toward a convergent point to provide a stereoscopic image of the subject. The system can also include a tracking system to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to follow a tracking point to maintain stereopsis of the subject, and a zooming device associated with the first video camera and the second video camera. The zooming device can provide variable magnification of the stereoscopic video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Neil T. Jessop
  • Patent number: 9545188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. One system comprises a first video camera configured to generate a first video feed of a subject. A second video camera is spaced a pupilary distance from the first video camera and configured to generate a second video feed of the subject. A tracking module associated with the first video camera and the second video camera is configured to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to be directed to a desired convergent point relative to a selected tracking point to maintain stereopsis. A zooming module associated with the first video camera and the second video camera is configured to provide a desired magnification of the near real-time stereoscopic video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil T. Jessop
  • Publication number: 20160269685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for video interaction between physical locations are disclosed. The systems can include a first room having a plurality of video cameras and a second room having a plurality of motion detection cameras. A marker located in the second room can be detected by the plurality of motion detection cameras whereby location coordinates can be calculated for the marker. A relative position of the marker in the first room can be determined using the location coordinates. A video feed from the first room can be identified that provides a perspective of the first room based on the relative position of the marker and the video feed can be provided to a display located in the second room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Matthew Michael Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160230007
    Abstract: Oral treatment devices formed from wax-based compositions that are thermally stable when formed into a three-dimensional shape to a temperature of at least 45° C. and plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax. The polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the wax and polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Oral treatment devices are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition and/or an appliance in a user's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160022381
    Abstract: Cheek retraction devices including an upper frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of an upper dental arch, a lower frame element configured to bear against and retract soft oral tissue from one or more teeth of a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame elements may each include left and right frame portions wherein the upper and lower left frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on one side of the frame, while upper and lower right frame portions are joined to one another to form a v-shaped hinge on another side of the frame. The v-shaped hinges on opposed sides permit the upper and lower frame elements to be at least partially folded toward each other. A posterior frame element may be provided extending between the v-shaped hinges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Publication number: 20160015496
    Abstract: Wax-based compositions for making barrier layers used in oral treatment devices are thermally stable when formed into a flat sheet or three-dimensional article to a temperature of at least 45° C. and are plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax and the polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the at least one wax and at least one polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Barrier layers in oral treatment devices made from such wax-based compositions are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160008094
    Abstract: Cheek and lip expansion devices including an upper frame portion configured to extend about an upper dental arch, and a lower frame portion configured to extend about a lower dental arch. The upper and lower frame portions may each include first and second side members, each with anterior and posterior regions. An upper connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the upper side members. A lower connecting member may extend between the anterior regions of the lower side members. The posterior regions of the upper and lower side members on respective sides of the frame are joined to one another to form a bendable radius that resists bending at a distinct point. The bendable radius on opposed sides permits the frame to be collapsed top to bottom. The frame may be collapsible side-to-side. A posterior crossbar may be provided extending between the posterior regions of the side members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: D761958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: D763444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: D792590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines
  • Patent number: D820445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil T. Jessop, Bruce S. McLean, Craig Hines