Patents by Inventor Nicholas B. End

Nicholas B. End 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: 9752874
    Abstract: A system for measuring dimensions and/or other internal properties of a shoe, garment or other object of interest is described. The system includes a fixture having a measurement tip. When the tip is placed inside of the object of interest, a processor collects positional data from the fixture to develop a three-dimensional model of the interior of the object. If the measurement tip includes one or more pressure sensors, the processor may collect pressure data and use the pressure data to include stretch properties in the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Michael Lin
  • Patent number: 9514487
    Abstract: A system for measuring dimensions and/or other internal properties of a shoe, garment or other object of interest is described. The system includes a fixture having a measurement tip. When the tip is placed inside of the object of interest, a processor collects positional data from the fixture to develop a three-dimensional model of the interior of the object. If the measurement tip includes one or more pressure sensors, the processor may collect pressure data and use the pressure data to include stretch properties in the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Michael Lin
  • Publication number: 20160196602
    Abstract: A system for recommending a size of a wearable item implements a method that includes identifying a reference wearable item and a size for the reference wearable item. The system accesses a wearable item database and retrieves a three-dimensional model of the reference wearable item. The system also receives, via a user interface, a functional requirement. The system accesses the wearable item database and identifies set of candidate objects, each of which satisfies the functional requirement. Based on the size of the reference wearable item, the system will determine a size for each of the candidate objects. The system will select at least one of the plurality of candidate objects as a recommended object and presents each recommended object and the size of each recommended object to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Erich Wolodzko
  • Patent number: 9366530
    Abstract: A system for recommending a size of a wearable item implements a method that includes identifying a reference wearable item and a size for the reference wearable item. The system accesses a wearable item database and retrieves a three-dimensional model of the reference wearable item. The system also receives, via a user interface, a functional requirement. The system accesses the wearable item database and identifies set of candidate objects, each of which satisfies the functional requirement. Based on the size of the reference wearable item, the system will determine a size for each of the candidate objects. The system will select at least one of the plurality of candidate objects as a recommended object and presents each recommended object and the size of each recommended object to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Erich Wolodzko
  • Publication number: 20150242929
    Abstract: A recommendation system collects and aggregates customer feedback information to improve recommendations of wearable items to a consumer as well as provide manufacturers feedback related to their products. For example, the recommendation system may provide a user of a product selection system with an automated recommendation of a recommended size for a selected wearable item. After the user has purchased the selected wearable item, the system may present the user with a prompt to provide feedback relating to the item and/or a quality of the automated recommendation. When the system receives the feedback from the user and other consumers, the system may aggregate the user feedback to improve an aspect of the recommended size of the selected wearable item in the future. Additionally, the user's feedback, or a collection of aggregated user feedback, can be provided to the manufacturer of the purchased item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Nicholas B. End, Grant B. Fresen
  • Publication number: 20150161707
    Abstract: A method and system for recommending a size of a wearable item uses a data set of wearable items, in which the data for each wearable item comprises a size and, for each size, one or more additional parameters related to the fit or feel of the item. A processing device receives a selection of one of the wearable items and a size for the selected wearable item from a user, accesses the data set to analyze the one or more additional parameters for the selected item in the selected size, and prompts the user to provide personalized sizing information. Based upon the personalized sizing information, which can include primary and secondary sizing information, the processing device provides a recommended size in the wearable item for the user. Additionally, the processing device can determine if the wearable item runs true to a standard size and, if not, adjust the recommended size accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Nicholas B. End, Grant B. Fresen, Erich Wolodzko
  • Publication number: 20140032369
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying footwear information. The method and system utilize a database on a computer readable medium, the database including a plurality of footwear representations including various measurement parameters. A user inputs a selection of a reference footwear model. A footwear representation of the reference footwear model is loaded from the database along with footwear representations for a plurality of additional models of footwear. The footwear representation for the reference footwear model and the footwear representations for the additional models of footwear are compared to identify at least one of the additional models of footwear having similar measurement parameters as the reference footwear model. Additional models identified are presented to the user as a recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Shoefitr, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. End, Grant B. Fresen, Matthew Tyler Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8521616
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying footwear information. The method and system utilize a database on a computer readable medium, the database including a plurality of footwear representations including various measurement parameters. A user inputs a selection of a reference footwear model. A footwear representation of the reference footwear model is loaded from the database along with footwear representations for a plurality of additional models of footwear. The footwear representation for the reference footwear model and the footwear representations for the additional models of footwear are compared to identify at least one of the additional models of footwear having similar measurement parameters as the reference footwear model. Additional models identified are presented to the user as a recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Shoefitr, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. End, Grant B. Fresen, Matthew Tyler Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20120316827
    Abstract: A system for measuring dimensions and/or other internal properties of a shoe, garment or other object of interest is described. The system includes a fixture having a measurement tip. When the tip is placed inside of the object of interest, a processor collects positional data from the fixture to develop a three-dimensional model of the interior of the object. If the measurement tip includes one or more pressure sensors, the processor may collect pressure data and use the pressure data to include stretch properties in the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SHOEFITR, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Michael Lin
  • Publication number: 20120316985
    Abstract: A system for recommending a size of a wearable item implements a method that includes identifying a reference wearable item and a size for the reference wearable item. The system accesses a wearable item database and retrieves a three-dimensional model of the reference wearable item. The system also receives, via a user interface, a functional requirement. The system accesses the wearable item database and identifies set of candidate objects, each of which satisfies the functional requirement. Based on the size of the reference wearable item, the system will determine a size for each of the candidate objects. The system will select at least one of the plurality of candidate objects as a recommended object and presents each recommended object and the size of each recommended object to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SHOEFITR, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Tyler Wilkinson, Grant B. Fresen, Nicholas B. End, Erich Wolodzko
  • Publication number: 20100293076
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying footwear information. The method and system utilize a database on a computer readable medium, the database including a plurality of footwear representations including various measurement parameters. A user inputs a selection of a reference footwear model. A footwear representation of the reference footwear model is loaded from the database along with footwear representations for a plurality of additional models of footwear. The footwear representation for the reference footwear model and the footwear representations for the additional models of footwear are compared to identify at least one of the additional models of footwear having similar measurement parameters as the reference footwear model. Additional models identified are presented to the user as a recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Shoefitr, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. End, Grant B. Fresen, Mathew Tyler Wilkinson